Monday, 28 April 2008

baltimore, and some odds and ends to complete the days posting.

Not really much to say here, other than these tunes have really been rocking my ipod for a while now. So see what you think.

Cadence Weapon - In the House (Bird Peterson Southbound Remix)

Mystery Jets - Young Love (The Shoes Remix)

Wu-Tang Clan - The Jump Off (Bird Peterson Remix)

Youngbloodz - Don't Start No Shit (Klever VIP Mix)

Blaqstar - All the Girls Around The World (Klever's So So Death Ride Mix)

Thursday, launch party opposite Rough Trade East for UNIQLO with Metronomy playing. Promises to be pretty cool. Even Better still, Pase Rock at The Amersham Arms an Friday 2nd (co-hosted with Fluokids) which will smash it as the Spank Rock frontman is awesome and probably more besides i can't think of at the moment.

See some of you there.



Summer House

Booka Shade's new album is imminent and we all know how good their last LP was. So here's a taster of things to come, and if it's anything near a benchmark for the album, their summer shows promise to be something truly special.

Booka Shade - Solo City

And this is my other favourite house track of the moment, having pretty much anything you could want from a house track. It retty much encapsulates a blissed out, sun drenched, summer's afternoon spent with friends on a remote beach somewhere. It doesn't get much better than that at the moment as far as i'm concerned. Unless it disgustingly bass laden sludge metal from teh likes of Iron Monkey, freakish grind from Cutting Pink With Knives or the lastest mix from Klever or Bird Peterson.

Quivver - Surin

Oh yeah.

Next time, expect more remixes from The Shoes (I think this lot are going to get big on the remix circuit this year, more so even than with their own stuff. Witch is also ace) and some really bass heavy baltimore i've been digging recently.



Chewey Chocolate Cookies

Hit us up again with their remix of a remix, but it's not bad, so here it is on all it's fresh from the oven glory.

The Chemical Brothers - the Salmon Dance (Crookers Remix (CCC Batman Re-edit))

The crookers mix was always cool the CCC have just taken it and molded the mix into their own electro shape. Can't fault that really,can you.

Anyway, i've ben listening to more house recently as the quality of electro seems to have subsided a little this year. Don't get me wrong, it's still out thee, it's just that there's a lot more shit being pumped into the market than ever before right now. So it's taking a lot longer to shift through it all to find the gems. I have come across some ridiculously good stuff though. Like the Switch remix of Mystery Jets. Probably the best thing he's done since he turned Ben Westbeech's Dance With Me from some average sunny day beat... stuff, into the dancefloor monster it always should have been.

Mystery Jets - Hideaway (Switch Remix)

The Presets are dropping a new Long Player on us soon as well, and from what i've heard of that it should blow them out of the faint underground status they have a t the moment into the big leagues. I jest not, the new stuff sounds far superior to anything they've done before.

The Presets - This Boy's in Love (Zombie Nation Remix)




Due to.. issue with you account you service has been suspended.

Yep, i've been reading that every day for over a week now. It's really quite a depressing site, which means my ability to check out new stuff has been somewhat diminished. Still, i think i've found one or two bits and pieces you might like.

I know how The Secret Handshake's Summer of '98 has gone down pretty well with a lot of the people i've played it to, so i've unearthed a few more.

Mainly by Crookers, Riton, The Bloody Beetroots and... someone ive forgotten. I'll get back to you on that.

These two for now as they're fairly banging,

The Secret Handshake - Summer of '98 (Crookers Remix)

The Secret Handshake - Summer of '98 (Artist to be revealed at a later date...)

Sooooo, recently we've had London oddballs, My Panda Shall Fly at dollop, who describe themselves as "Ambient, Experimental Electronica" which pretty much works. This band are a must for anyone who's into remotely interesting music, post-rock/shoegaze, or anything warp records has ev
er released. Or if you just like to check out exciting new bands.

Then we had Dj Guy at Deadly Rhythm Vs. Yo Mama. I got there as FOOD Soundsystem were closing up what seemed to have been a fairly wicked set, i can't believe how much this lot have improved since i last saw them and can really crack out the mixes now, hence their addition, this week, to the NLLR Mixtape project's roster as their 47th guests.

Check it all here:

Deadly Rhythm

Fresh out Of Death Soundsystem

Post that was, i think, Playa Playa who also rocked it for and hour or so before DJ Guy took over and slammed in some devastating Miami Bass through the rest of the night. Unfortunateley jaeger shots have fuzzed up my memories a little here, but i remember not standing still, at all for most of the night. I think that speaks for itself.
Due to The Old Blue closing early... all the time, we headed off to a brick lane bar after where i found i had no cash at all (still don't. Shit) so we ammused ourselves by paying bucking bronko with some old geezer who'd passed out on a sofa before getting lost in Whitechapel and finally making it back to hackney at 4 in the morning, where drunken phonecalls took place on the doorstep, not in the house. Why?

FOOD Soundsystem NLLR Mixtape


01. Masters At Work - "Work"
02. Fagget Fairys "Samo Ti (Zombie Disco Squad Remix)"
03. Wing Wang Twins - "Bmore Enur (Extended Sinusitis Mix)"
04. DJ Tameil - "Santana's Whistle"
05. Aaron LaCrate & Debonair Samir ft. YoungMC - "Know How Theme"
06. Shawty Lo - "Dey Know (Million $ Mano Remix)"
07. Jokers Of The Scene - "Juggle It (William Russell Remix)"
08. Tomb Crew - "Inna dat"
09. Destroy Disco - "But I Ain't"
10. Outwork VS. Alp - "Fiesta Elektronika (Paolo Aliberti Reprise Mix)"
11. Lee Mortimer - "Fully Automated (Oliver $ Remix)"
12. Primary 1 - "Hold Me Down (Foamo Remix)"
13. Riva Starr - "Scratch n Itch"
14. René van Munster - "Grasscourt Blues"
15. Jaymo - "Tuned in Live"
16. Alter Ego - "Fuckingham Palace (Scatteredit)"
17. Nightcrawlers - "Push The Feeling On (Jak-z Remix)"
18. Nic Sarno - "Watch This (HiJack Remix)"
19. Kelis - "Milkshake (Man Eat DJ & Jizm Remix)"

While i'm still on a Saturday flex, here's a couple of tunes i got that morning (I think, it may have been Friday, i can't remember stuff these days).

Wiley - Wearing My Rolex (The Shoes Remix 2.0)

Underworld - Ring Road (Laidback Luke Remix)

Until the next post (give it an hour)




Sunday, 13 April 2008

Holy fuck

Am i tired? Barely managed to crawl out of bed today. Not good. I guess that what happens after combining full days of work with full nights of partying in London.

Gone by over the course of the week, we saw Portasound, Invasion, Ezra Bang And Hot Machine, Tired Irie and Andy George at Voodoo, The Death Set at Pure Groove live and Vice Kills and possibly some over stuff i've forgotten. More on that later. In the meantime...


Yep, Felix is back with a new version of his original banger, Marylin Monroe and a brand new mini mix for you.

Stupidisco Mini Mix


Dj Mehdi- Signatune (Thomas Bangalter Edit)
Soulwax Nite Versions- Krack
Justice- DVNO
The Source feat. Candi Stanton- You've Got The Love
SebastiAn- Walkman
Daft Punk- Da Funk
La Priest- Engine (Erol Alkan's Transonic Re-edit)
Justice- We Are Your Friends
Kissy Sellout- Get Busy Tropicana
David Lowe- BBC News 24 Theme

Stupidisco - Marylin Monroe (Exclusive Vocal Edit)

Best get involved i think.

Wednesday's show at Voodoo (held at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen) showed us Portasound playing their last live show for a while they they work on some new tracks and the odd remix. Which is good, in that they'll have some spectacular new tracks when they reappear, and bad, in that we won't see them again for a couple of months as their show was very much fun to watch, even playing their Late OF the Pier remix live for us which was pretty special. That shouldn't detract from their own material which is easily of at least the same caliber and they should have a single coming out on our new friends Lost In Paris Records in the next few months. I'll be back to see them again asap.

Portasounds reix of LOTP's Broken

Invasion bettered their performance from Club Motherfucker's 5th birthday and are probably going to be the band that make metal cool again. Seriously, you need to see these guys, they make onme hell of an awesome noise. while Ezra Bang And Hot Machine proved themselves to be, more or less, the Hip-Hop equivalent of Invasion. Same applies here.

>Invasion - Three Gold Dragons

Tired Irie i wasn't too sure about in advance, however, they proved that they are completely worthy of any Foals comparisons that are thrown their way and you can expect to here a lot more about this lot over the next 12 months.

The Death set on Thursday was insane, with good things like Johnny hanging upside down for the ceiling for tracks and playing others on his band mates shoulders. Whereas on Friday i was a little drunk and don't remember the set as well, needless to say i went mental and found myself several tube stops away with no idea how i got there. Good times.

I was going to put some more photos of their Uk shows up, then decided it against it. The video of their intro is much better and needs to be seen to be believed.

Later this week we have the awesome SMK, who are pretty much like hot chip on crack crossed with too much time spent in front of old nintendos. This is going down at the MacBeth on Hoxton road, and as these guys just wowed people across the country opening for Late of The Pier and playing nights such Dollop around London, this is not a show to miss as they won't be playing venues this intimate for much longer.

SMK myspace


Speaking of Dollop, the only reason to miss SMK is if your saving yourself to party hard at dollop at the Old Blue Last on the Friday., with Icelandic electro party legends Steed Lord. They even have their own fashion label and, yes, it is ridiculously awesome.

Love, as always,



Thursday, 3 April 2008

The Brunettes

So, two gigs proper this week. The Brunettes on Tuesday and The Death Set on Friday.

The Brunettes, i'm not quite sure what to say about this lot as i don't know their music well and i had to leave before the end of their set in order to catch the last tube home (W10 to E8...). What i did see however, was Sub Pop's new signings from New Zealand play a sublime set of fairly Broken Social Scene, or perhaps even more Stars, inspired indie-pop songs. With a total of... five members, i believe, with a mixture of male and female vocals and an array of electronics used for what mainly seemed like subtle undertones and brass samples which worked incredibly well, they were a very enaging live band i'd really like to see again to catch a full set, perhaps armed with a greater knowledge of their music and perhaps even a few more beers.

The Death Set on Friday was an interesting one, playing alongside Pivot (Warp Records) and White Demin (who apparently just killed it at SXSW and are gennerally making a bit of a name for themselvs), there was a fairly sizable crowd (I say that, it was pretty fucking busy acctually!) up until White Denim left the stage, at which point a lot of people seemed to leave. It was very much their loss. Pivot definitely intrigued me, comig accross like an dense, electronic post rock act for the ADD generation. I liked it.

Pivot - Monteocre

White Demin... frankly, i'm not really sure what all the fuss is about. I mean, they do what they do vey well, and there's no denying they are talented individuals, But there was nothing new there, i felt. Just a rehashed version of the last burst of garage rock we had a few years ago, done well. I was faintly indifferent, though their bassist had a cool X-Men t-shirt on, so kudos for that.

The Death Set came on and burst into Impossible and proceeded to smash out almost every classic track from their previous two records as well as a few new ones which sound easily as good as anything you've heard from them before whilst Johnny proceeds to run around, jump on as much stuff as possible and get in the crowd and play there as well. Highlights, particularly, come in the form of Paranoia, Negative Thinking and Collision, though one could pick almost anything as a highlight. The absence of Distressed (by late night television or otherwise) seemed strange but i couldn't argue with anything else outside of being unable to go and see them the day after as well. Roll on next week and let the inevitable chaos ensue. They're going to be at the MaBeth on Hoxton Road on Thursday for the Lost In Paris night and at Proud galeris he day after. Hope to see you at both. If you want to see a visual representation of the fun you'll have, check the above picture.

The Death Set - Collision

The Death Set - Paranoia

Also, i think this might be one of my favourite moments from TV in the last few years.

Love and regards,