yes on the last day of this year i’m posting the latest in my series of mixes that go some way towards encapsulating what this paste decade meant to me in terms of music, well, from a clubbing point of view at least. 2005 was a strange year – most of my clubbing was spent in what you might call “indie discos”, so i didn’t always get to hear some of the tracks i’ve included. but hey, i damn sure listened to them at home. so i’ve included a few tracks from the rockier side of my clubbing history – interpol, arcade fire, the killers, you know. it was in this year that a new form of dance music seemed to be taking shape – 2manydjs had already wowed the world with as heard on radio soulwax a few years before, but their nite versions album and tour(s) blew that out of the water in my opinion. we also had the debut album from lcd soundsystem, as well as a return from daft punk which, though arguably not as good as the duo’s previous two albums, paved the way for their mindblowing tour a year later.
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first of all i finally made my 2005 mix, just needs a bit of tweaking and it should be up soon, either late tonight or at some point tomorrow. i skipped 04 because it was a bit pants. secondly, i’ve decided to actually list my favourite songs of the year. quelle horreur… that will come tomorrow too. for now, enjoy my favourite song about rain (it’s foul here) and a big shiny poster with my name on it.
you might have noticed a track in the mix i posted last week by a delightfully-named act – dakunt, on get flavor records. i honestly can’t remember how i found that particular gem, but just this week they’ve released the k danca ep. as well as t’a surdou, it also features some remixes by current favourite myd, as well as dublin’s hottest producer lorcan mak. to herald this release, they’ve put together a wee promo pack with a few tracks to whet your appetite for the full ep. you can buy it at juno and trackitdown, and itunes too as far as i’m aware. check it out. lovely snarling tribal angry shiz. rar.
will no doubt play one of these at transmission’s new year’s eve party – be there.
it’s chrrrriiiiiiiiiistmas… all over the world tonight. this is a weird one. my internet – for whatever reason – is acting up like crazy, dragging out facebook chats, making downloads interminable, and generally being rather douche-like. so i’ve nothing new to upload for you. to be even a little bit festive, i’ve got what i think is quite a nice mix to bop to over this holiday period. it’s something i put together a while ago, i think it’s due a cd pressing, and will at some stage be given out at transmission. for now, you can download away to your heart’s content.
i wanted to make something that would both represent what the club is about, and give a flavour of what i like myself. so while the bulk of the mix is comprised of tracks from 2008, it’s peppered with classics from years gone by. i also wanted to include at least on irish act (big up schizofonics) and focus on people who have played at transmission before. eli escobar‘s glass house and joe and will ask?‘s fabric of win are two of my favourite tunes from this year, and at the other end of the spectrum tracks from dj rasoul and plastikman hopefully show that i’m not completely without roots.
it’s in split tracks, so you can shove it on your ipod and not have to worry about haido scrobbling too much, you can lash it on a cd and bump it in your car. do it.
haido’s Transmission Mix
Au Revoir Simone – Another Likely Story (Aeroplane Remix)
Hugg & Pepp – Sweet Rosie (Turbo Edit)
Eli Escobar – Glass House
Telephoned – Pop Champagne
Cajmere – Brighter Days (Bladerunners Edit)
DJ Rasoul – Oh Baby
Major Lazer – When You Hear The Bassline (ft Ms Thing)
Joe and Will Ask? – Fabric of Win (ft SaintSaviour)
Simian Mobile Disco – Audacity of Huge (ft Chris Keating)
Kid Cudi – Make Her Say (ft Kanye West & Common)(Nadastrom 88 Dub Remix)
Kid Sister – Right Hand Hi (Kingdom Remix)
Rye Rye – Bang (Cousin Cole’s Nifty Refix)
Midfield General – Disco Sirens (Boy 8-Bit Short Vocal)
The Count & Sinden – Mega (Schizofonics Remix)
Rainbow Arabia – Holidays in Congo (Myd Remix)
Plastikman – Fuk
DJ Touché – Vampires
The Virgins – Rich Girls (XXXChange Remix)
Erol Alkan & Boys Noize – Death Suite (DJ Mehdi Simple Acid Edit)
Dakunt – Ta S’urdou
Jokers of The Scene – Baggy Bottom Boys
ended up somehow djing for a brief period in bia bar last night. good fun. most of the crowd were djs – you know how it is – so imagine my shame when one of my cds started skipping… i’d even spent half an hour getting from 128 down to 124, and sure enough the first track i find and throw in is 130… fml… anyway. i was pretty happy i got to play security – it’s been kicking around on a cd for a few months now so it’s about time i’ve played it!
empire of the sun – walking on a dream (treasure fingers remix)
uffie – mcs can kiss (zombie disco squad remix)
the beat club – security
tiga – pleasure from the bass (joakim remix)
eli escobar – glass house
cut copy – future (chromeo remix)
fully fitted – 50 ways
after this i went over to the twisted pepper for switch – alas, due to disastrous weather conditions he wasn’t able to make it over. nonetheless, mr jones residents shortie and frank sweeney rocked the place – the crowd was insanely up for it and the lads did not disappoint. boom.
now it’s back to work and the real world for me…