Monthly Archives: September 2010

free the #cementgate one

whatever you think about this guy and his own personal reasons for why he did what he did yesterday, you can’t argue with how quick off the savvy folk at fresh milk clothing have been with this one. they’ve made a few tees to, eh, celebrate the fact that the dail is back in session. i like these two.

y’all scared

i’m a huge fan of outkast‘s aquemini. have i mentioned that here before? i know i certainly wrote a big post about how great atliens is, but it’s always between those two as to which is my favourite outkast album. the internet was all a flurry a few months ago when atlanta’s creative loafing posted an interview with the key players involved about the making of this album, which holds a lofty position in most fan’s hearts. in another retrospective and respectful nod towards the importance of this work, the rub’s dj ayres has put together a mix called pimp trick gangsta click, and if you don’t get the title, well, you’re probably the type who skips those skits you always find on 90s rap albums.
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you’ll have to give it socks elsewhere

battlehymn

there are just a few days to go to the give it socks festival, taking place in the eastpoint business park in clontarf, dublin. i’m fortunate to be one of those playing, and i look forward to sharing the bill with some of the best talent in dublin and beyond, including lorcan mak, whisperjack aka barry farrell, my fellow sidetracked resident jevan neilan and those upstarts two charming men. the latter headlined transmission last weekend, can check out their set below.

meanwhile, i’m loving everything from the man like tensnake lately, and he’s just put out an in the house compilation on defected records. banging ‘funky’ house at its finest you might think, but with the likes of lindstrøm and prins thomas, mount kimbie and armando on the tracklist, it’s definitely worth a listen. i’ve only just discovered his masterful remix of the faint‘s battlehymn for children, have a listen to this delightful rerub below.

????? – ????? (Two Charming Men Remix)
Art vs Science – Parlez-Vous Francais (Nadastrom Remix)
Diplo & Don Diablo – Make You Pop
Drop The Lime – Sex Sax (Bart B More Remix)
Tiga – You Gonna Want Me (Hey Today Remix)
Micky Slim & Nom De Strip – Do It
LA Riots – Bombah (Mowgli Remix)
Dem Slackers – Swagger (Clouds Remix)
Sound Of Stereo – Flatland
Clouds – Liquid
Green Velvet – Harmageddon (Felix Cartal Remix)
Mumbai Science – Ancova (Dry Edit)
Ampersand – The Ruckus (Highbloo Remix)
L.A. Riots – The Drop
Kid Kaio – Hey
Foamo – Centavo
Avicii & Sebastien Drums – My Feelings For You (Angger Dimas Remix)
Disco Killah – Ravage (Two Charming Men Remix)
Swedish House Mafia – One (Congorock Remix)

tomb of the doom

so who’s excited about seeing mf doom next month? viktor vaughan is coming to dublin’s button factory on october 12, brought over by the guys from choice cuts. one of the most interesting and prolific rappers out there, there’s not much point in me even trying to go through his back catalogue, so instead i can offer this mix put together by dj mayhem, who’s been part of the irish hip-hop scene since the mid-90s. it collates some of his best work, from madvillainy (with madlib), the mouse and the mask (with danger mouse), mm…food, a collaboration with gorillaz and much more, even fitting in his rework of nas’ one love from nastradoomus. check it.

1. Intro
2. November has come
3. Popsnot
4. Bada Bing
5. Curls
6. Meat Grinder
7. More Rhymin
8. Pot Holders
9. Greenbacks
10. Crosshairs
11. Ballskin
12. Kon Karne
13. Doomsday
14. Benzie Box
15. Deep Fried Frenz
16. Gas Drawls & Live from Planet X
17. Fancy Clown
18. Hoecakes – Left overs Mix
19. ? feat Kurious
20. My Favorite Ladies – Live from Planet X
21. Gazillion Ear
22. Dope Skill.
23. Basket Case.
24. Mr. Clean.
25. Vomit/Change That Beat
26. Money Folder Remix.
27. Angelz feat Tony Starks.
28. Outro.
29. MF Doom Special Blend – Nas – One Love.

taking you back to 95

how appropriate that after last night’s celebration of coldcut’s 95 opus, i can offer you something from an act wanting to take you back to 95. as it happens, that track isn’t the main focus of this post, but hey, it was a nice bit of synchronicity. meanbucket is started out as a blog outlet of prague-based djs quime and tuco, the guys behind the successful dutty weekend club nights in that beautiful city, which have hosted the likes of sinden, mumdance, l-vis 1990 and even those daft upstarts die antwoord. this year they started putting out records, kicking off with dj tuco’s own disco kicks.

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i open myself to extreme possibilities

i was a little bit annoyed when i got that email from ninja tune earlier on, the one announcing that they were giving away coldcut‘s journeys by dj mix for free. i first heard of this mix in 2001 when i read about the jdj series in a magazine that i believe was called seven. it told of this excellent string of releases from the mid-90s, put together by the cream of the uk’s djing talent, guys who are still on top of their game like justin robertson, john digweed and pete heller (with terry farley), as well as people who are now, eh, well let’s just say they wouldn’t be cup of tea (ahem judge jules and paul oakenfold [though the first disc of oakey’s new york gu mix is still pretty special]).
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