Friday, 20 February 2009
Seemed pretty pretentious with silly glasses and either mullets or rats tails. Mmmmmm, yum. Still, i guess there's some decent music coming from there now, which is nice.
Anyhow, most of this music is in the shape of Crookers, The Bloody Beetroots etc. Noisy, brash and offensive.
This Italian boy, Enzo Ponzio, has taken a very nice old school, deep disco house approach to the whole thing and has come out with some absolutely cracking tunes in the shape of the below.
Enzo Ponzio - Italian Boy
Enzo Ponzio - My 80s Funk
So i've been pretty lax this month, my bad. It's mainly because i've been to drunk to see my own keyboard.
Anyhow, i think i'm going to do a spiel of rapid fire short posts, containing an overview of my listening habits and nights out of the last few weeks.
But first, news. Played my first DJ set this week, which went, remarkably, ok. Good times.
Now, Le Le seems to be a French bunch putting out a bizarre combo of french-pop and filthy hip-hop, all with an amusing tongue in cheek stance. Check out biggest hit, Breakfast, for a prime example.
Le Le - Breakfast (Mercury Remix)
There is also this rather ace Laidbeck Luke edit:
Thursday, 12 February 2009
Our good friends and Hosts of Last On In's A Rotten Egg, every second Saturday at Shoreditch's 333 Jac The Disco have dropped a heavy as disco mix on on us, utterly living up to their name.
Check it out here:
Jac The Disco's Disco/New Disco Mix
01 llija Rudman - Dance Disorder (Original Mix)
02 Crazy P - Love On The Line (Unabombers Dub Mix)
03 They Came From The Stars I Saw Them - Moon Song (Holy Ghost Remix)
04 Lee Douglas - New York Story
05 Vincent Markowski - Dirty Capsules (Album Version)
06 Color Climax - Disque O Heights
07 LSB - FOG
08 Beppe Loda Pres. Egotrya - Volcano (The Revolving Eyes Disco Mix)
09 Den Haan - Night Shift
10 Alicia Bridges - Body Heat
Do it. As Ben Stiller/David Starsky/Maury Finkle would say.
Also, a bit on the late side of things, is some heavy Mustard Pimp's material. Keeping the bass distorted and heavy, they manage to inject an unprecedented level of funk and groove into the proceedings, helping keep jacking house fresh and exciting. Very cool. Gold even opens with dark piano lines and melancholic strings. We likey.
Mustard Pimp - Gold
Mustard Pimp - Rubik
I have also recently had a track through from Van Scott of the DJs Are Not Rockstars collective, with a new track from their label by Alexander Technique himself. Remixes are from Acid Jacks, Nick Catchdubs (Fools Gold) and Chewy Chocolate Cookies. However, Jesse of MSTRKRFT fame was so taken by the CCC remix that he did his own edit and has been dropping at peak points in MSTRKRFT sets. Excellent work Jesse!
Alexander Technique feat. Van Scott - Nightlovers (JFK edit of CCC remix)
It's a bit of a monster!
Watch out for some more disco floor melters soon.
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Yeah, it seems D.I.M. is back on the scene with a remix of Hot Chip, who seem to be be the band to take on at the moment. Having recently (ish) been mixed by Fake Blood, Switch, Ewan Pearson and lord knows who else, D.I.M. comes along with an interesting take on "Hold On".
Hot Chip - Hold On (D.I.M. remix)
Seemingly abandoning his intense and bass loaded work of previous outings, he has approached this one from a very funky and laid back, almost disco-esque, perspective and it works rather well. I'm not sure it's his finest piece, but it is certainly a nice break from the seemingly endless and uninteresting copycats that the market is persistently flooded with.
Other than that, i saw the best set i've seen in a long time on Saturday. This was from Peter Visti at Loose, spinning an absolutely genius set of deep electronic disco. I didn't know a single track but my jaw was on the floor for the entire set more or less. Very cool. I can not recommend Peter or Loose enough, as not only was Jutus Kohncke playing as well, but previous guests include the likes of Aeroplane, Severino, Namedrop & Benoit, Dan Hill, Tom Mangan, Frank Tope, Sound Stream, Pete Herbert, Maelstrom, Greg Wilson, Maurice Fulton, Phoreski, The Cosmic Truth, Moustache Mamas, Joakim, Simon Rigg, Ajello, Gavin Herlihy, Phil Mison, Jimpster, Palmskin, Richard Sen, Future Beat Alliance etc.
Pretty ace, right?
Peter Visti - Tokyo By Night