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?
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
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 😉
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.
Posted in Album Review
Tagged A-Trak, Andrew Weatherall, Bootsy Collins, Clara Moto, Claude VonStroke, Craze, Dinamoe, Diplo, DJ Mehdi, DJ Spinbad, Ewan Pearson, Fabric, FABRICLIVE, Robag Whrume
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 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
Posted in MP3
Tagged DJ mix, haido, Shortie
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