Monthly Archives: May 2009


the sun is shining, exams are over, life is sweet! going to edinburgh tomorrow so will have to leave the blog behind, so i will say today that this is my mix of the weekend.

over on blah blah blah in flagranti have thrown together a “an irreverent balance of disco, sex, dirt, distortion and tounge-in-cheek humor, all wrapped up in a gritty 70’s aesthetic,” or so says the blog. and who am i to disagree?

the details of the tracklist leave a little to be desired but the mix itself is top notch. check it out here. what better way to greet the sunshine?

stubble house

i was a bit down the other night when united were simply outclassed by barcelona in the champion’s league final. so when i got home i threw together a few tracks that make me feel good. since it’s only a short mix, i gave it what i thought was an appropriate title…

haido – Stubble House (alt)

Williams – Love On A Real Train
Thom Yorke – The Eraser (XXXChange Remix)
Stevie Nicks – Stand Back (Eli Escobar Disco Mix)
Feist – Sealion (Chromeo Remix)
Holy Ghost! – Hold On (Mix 2)
Lykke Li – Little Bit (Loving Hand Remix)
Eli Escobar – Moving On
Sebastien Tellier – Kilometer (Aeroplane Italo 84 Remix)
The Seeds – Can’t Seem To Make You Mine

a brief message

there’s a nice interview with shortie of dublin’s schizofonics up on wecandyflip, have a read. i’ve an exam in two hours so excuse the brevity of this post 😉

claude von stroke – fabric 46

i had my first nctj exam today – newswriting – and i think it went well. i can’t really call it, i think i got everything in on the news pieces, and i answered the online questions word for word what they asked for in all the marking schemes i saw. so that much is assured. as for the rest, well, we’ll see. public admin tomorrow and law on thursday, and then it’s all done. i think shorthand is the only thing i really have down, everything else is a bit iffy. oo-er.


anyway after the exam finished i put on claude von stroke’s new mix, fabric 46. i’ve always enjoyed what i’ve heard from cvs, like the ubiquitous who’s afraid of detroit? and the whistler, which of course featured in that t-mobile ad, but i’ve never had the chance to see him, bar a few minutes in pod when i took a break from the tag team assault of djs mehdi and a-trak. generally the fabriclive mixes tend to be upbeat, frantic party mixes (spinbad, diplo, craze etc) while the fabric mixes are much more techy and minimal (andrew weatherall, ewan pearson). this one is definitely on the right side of the fence, but it’s the kind of mix that has a smile on its face and a glint in its eye. from claude’s yabadabadooza with bootsy collins and the sexually charged robag whrume remix of peter lauer’s free entry for girls, it’s got drippings of twisted vocals throughout, and the dirty bird layers completely disparate tracks together, lending melody and personality to otherwise bleepy minimal. the best example of this is the pairing of dinamoe‘s maceo and clara moto‘s silently, as alone each track sounds bare and almost simplistic, while this collision gives both a sense of warmth and excitement.

while most fabric releases are of a solid standard without being stellar, it looks like this one will be buzzing in my ears for months to come. it’s even sent me digging for more tracks by the artists on the mix, and it has me keen to hear cvs next time he plays anywhere near me. you can’t really ask for more than that.

white light v

i bigged up this guy the other day and i feel compelled to mention him again. taking a completely different tack, neoteric, whose oz mix was a riotous romp through jacking house and ghetto bass, has made a mix of funky and sexy disco (there has to be a better description than that). with some beautiful and unexpected remixes from the likes of eli, surkin, crazy p and rory phillips, and even a throwback to that amazing röyksopp remix by stuart price, it’s another one of those mixes that begs to be played loud in balmy sunshine. it’s the latest in a series of mixes called white light, all smooth beard house/nu disco, and this one fits the brief perfectly.


DJ Neoteric – White Light V

01 – Phoenix – Lisztomania (Classixx Version)
02 – Cobra Dukes -Airtight (Aeroplane Mix)
03 – D-Pulse – Highway To Saturn
04 – Lenka – Trouble Is A Friend (Eli Escobar Mix)
05 – Crazy P – Township Funk
06 – White Lies – Farewell To The Fairground (Rory Phillips Remix)
07 – Danny Howells – Right Off (Faze Action Remix)
08 – Vega – No Reason
09 – Röyksopp -What Else Is There (Thin White Duke Mix)
10 – Miike Snow -Animal (Treasure Fingers Remix)
11 – Passion Pit – The Reeling (Calvin Harris Remix)
12 – Candice Alley -Falling (Fred Falke Vocal Mix)
13 – Will Young – Grace (Fred Falke Dub)
14 – The Private – My Secret Lover (Lifelike Remix)
15 – Yuksek – Extraball (Breakbot Remix)
16 – Cagedbaby – Forced (Don Diablo’s Forced In 1986 Remix)
17 – Maethelvin – Delight (Demo)
18 – The Juan Maclean – One Day (Surkin Remix)
19 – Moda – Retrograde

my last kopa mix…

my dad came and took a lot of my stuff away from preston, so i’m now without my hard drive or my midi controller so hopefully that will mean i’m a little less distracted in the face of exams. anyway, this is the last mix i did in this delightful little room on the eighth floor in a private/university-affiliated hall of residence… enjoy. massive shoutout to my boy shortie whose schizofonics crew are making serious noise right now.

haido – Bangurs

Chromeo – Lather Up
Mr Oizo – Steroids (Mr Oizo Remix)
Jaimie Fanatic – Suckaz They Don’t Know
Mustard Pimp – Zombie’s Revenge (Schizofonics Mix)
DJ Tameil – Beat Dat DJ
Diplo – Wassup Wassup (DJ Sega Remix)
DJ Sega – Seg’s Theme
Blaqstarr – Hands Up Thumbs Down (High Powered Boys Remix)
Nick Verwey – Carpet Walled House
Kid Sister – I’ll House You (Reebok Classic ’09)
Major Lazer – Hold The Line (Edu K Remix)
Schizofonics – Shake That Thing
Make The Girl Dance – Coachella Ma Pute
Rye Rye ft. M.I.A. – Bang (Nacey Remix)
Sydney Samson – Riverside (Extended Mix)
NT89 – Combo (Demo Mix)
Rob Threezy – Xplosion
Docipede – Glock ‘n’ Roll
Don Rimini – Karate

sunday wtf jam

check out the get em mamis. hailing from bmore, they’re bringing out a mixtape called The Road To TerAwesome tomorrow – i don’t normally capitalise but it’s so necessary right now. TerAwesome being the name of their lp. dang.

We Come From Planet Swag, Check The Louie Bag. So Terawesome(NO SAWGGA JACKING) lol

so many questions…

check out these awesome acid haus tees from turntable lab.



mix of the weekend


figured i should start some sort of weekly thing. finding this new mix is the perfect opportunity. canadian dj neoteric is heading down under for a tour of australia and new zealand and in advance of same he’s put together a banger of a mix. something for the weekend.

01 – Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Zero (Erol Alkan Rework)
02 – Don Diablo – Too Cool For Schook (Trevor Loveys Remix)
03 – Lele – Breakfast (Kill the Noise Remix)
04 – Major Lazer – Lazer Theme (Smoke & Mirrors Remix)
05 – Gingy & Bumpdat$hit – Warehouse Bang
06 – Act Yo Age ft Drop the Lime – Night of the Horneadz
07 – Blaqstarr – Get Off (Jack Beats Remix)
08 – Lorcan Mak – Gypsy Bum
09 – The Body Snatchers – I Like What I See (Hijack Mix)
10 – Nadastrom – Squarez
11 – Rico Tubbs – Boom Riddim (Sharkslayer Remix)
12 – Kelevra – Love You (Jamie Fanatic Mad Mix)
13 – Jamie Fanatic – Programmed
14 – Jesse Rose – Touch My Horn (Crookers Remix)
15 – Black Noise – Knock You Out (Andy George Remix)
16 – Radioclit – Divine Gosa (Kevstar’s Latin Remix)
17 – Alvaro – Make It Funky
18 – Groovewatchers – Sexy Girl (DJ Chuckie Remix)
19 – Silvio Ecomo & Chuckie – Moombah (Afrojack Remix)
20 – SonicC – Stickin’
21 – Diplo & Laidback Luke – Hey!
22 – Mr Oizo – Gay Dentists (Arvenee + Misk Edit)
23 – Sound of Stereo – Jack My Trombone

here are the dates

3/6 The Wall – Sydney
4/6 FBI Radio 94.5 6-8pm – Sydney
5/6 Civic Hotel – Newcastle
6/6 We Love Sounds Festival – Sydney
6/6 Locodisco – Nevermind – Sydney
9/6 Bedroom Night Club – Gold Coast
13/6 Euro Trash Bar – Melbourne
17/6 Kiss FM – Melbourne – 6.30-8pm
19/6 Hope Bros- Wellington, NZ
20/6 Cassette Number 9 – Auckland, NZ

i read the news today, oh boy

over the past eight months i’ve heard conflicting things about the future of journalism – newspapers are dying! newspapers will live forever! the internet eats newspapers! subbing encourages lazy journalism! – so i really don’t know where i stand on the issue. i like using the internet, and it’s great to have instant news updates, but there’s nothing that beats a good newspaper with lots of sections you can pull out and read today, tomorrow, next wednesday etc, and you can’t bring your laptop into the toilet for a read now can you… tmi? ok anyway…

i got so many laughs and words of insight reading the guardian today, that i just wouldn’t have found if i’d solely read it all online. russell brand’s hilarious football column, insightful interviews with alan shearer and rio ferdinand, a trip into the mind of elly of la roux – described as “a new rave Tilda Swinton fresh from mugging Flock Of Seagulls for their fringes” – and lots more which i’ll no doubt uncover over the next few days. and to think, they do this every week! i sound like i’m advertising the bloody thing.

my point is that much as i love online reporting, both from the broadsheets and from bloggers etc, i do love a good paper. oh and my dad brought me the ticket from home this morning and i got really excited reading about the films at cannes – particularly broken embraces and thirst.

em so there’s nothing to do with music here (except la roux i guess) so here’s a song that relates in some way to newspapers…