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REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL


the forthcoming remake of brighton rock

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chromeo remix megapost

like you ain’t heard, chromeo are playing dublin tomorrow. the last time they played ireland i was busy trying to hassle diplo for an interview, so missed their show. pretty annoyed, but such is life. you know some of the best things with the chromeo name attached are remixes? every time they put something out, they really get the best there is both to complement and to rework their sound.
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i’m taking the weekend off

yeah i’m going to edinburgh to hang out in cool old-style cinemas and eat lots of greggs and dress up as mark zuckerberg for halloween.

i already mentioned that awesome ra podcast, but there’s more amazing halloween-themed mix/podcast dealyos to check out this weekend while you pretend to play with ouija boards and whatever. there’s this awesome old mix boy 8-bit did a few years back called Halloween Special!!! Oooh Sppoky Sounds!!, i remember listening to it in the hmv in preston at some that definitely wasn’t halloween, but simply because it popped up next in my “mixes” folder – i tend to tag all my dj mixes as “mixes” so they all end up in the same place in my ipod, but that means that i’ll have a mix i made followed by diplo or erol or, as happened, boy 8-bit. i don’t care though, it’s such a good mix it’ll work any time. it’s all creaking doors, creepy vocal samples and chilling sounds and songs. Continue reading

dj sector go-slow

last night i played sidetracked for the first time in a few weeks. i always enjoy those sets as it gives me the chance to play sloooowwwweeer. i started off at 124 and ended up down at 114. mmmmmm. daire jumped in and played this ridiculous(ly good) edit of thriller, but he’s my boss there so who am i to say no.

Junior Boys – Hazel (Ewan Pearson’s Extended Disco Edit)
Walter Jones – Living Without Your Love
Lindstrøm – Grand Ideas (Prins Thomas Radio Edit)
Caribou – Odessa
Lenka – Trouble Is A Friend (Eli Escobar Remix)
DAIRE JUMPS ON
Michael Jackson – Thriller (OOFT Phazed Edit)
DAIRE JUMPS OFF
LCD Soundsystem – 45:33 (Prince Language Remix)
Bent – Swollen (Mighty Mouse Remix)
Azari & III – Hungry for the Power
Veronica’s Veil (Erol Alkan’s Extended Rework)
45 King vs Wale – Roof (DJ Ayres Remix)
The xx – VCR (Matthew Dear Remix)
Woolfy – Absynth (Marcus Worgull Remix)
Holy Ghost! – Hold On

after sidetracked i went to the good bits to see boy 8-bit. it’s always funny watching this long-haired dude in a death metal tee rock out to dance music. but when you think that guy is the man behind such impeccable productions as baltic pine and that remix of florence and the machine, it makes a lot more sense. he even dropped joe and will ask?‘s the rusty pig, which is gas as i’d always thought it shared stylistic tendencies with the boy’s remix of mars. there were a lot more people present than at his show at the twisted pepper last year, which is great, but he really deserves much more attention and credit for his top-notch tracks and perfect djing. boy 8-bit, i salute you.

i am not a robot

…so it hurts when you don’t dance… the last few times i’ve played transmission i’ve been pretty lucky with the crowd – they’ve been dancing from around 11.30 and slowly but surely the floor has been filled by the time i’ve finished. not so tonight. it was frustrating – especially when people started dancing in clusters but then left the floor in whole groups rather than in dribs and drabs… anyway the last 20 minutes or so were epic. big up to my mate jake who texted me asking for baltic pine – unlike the guy why asked for crystal castles and deadmau5, jake got what he asked for… anyway this isn’t all exactly in order but you get the drift.

Pase Rock – So Fucking Disco
LCD Soundsystem – Get Innocuous
Christopher Wade – Be Still My Beating Heart
Armand van Helden – Je T’Aime (Simian Mobile Disco Remix)
Eli Escobar – Glass House
Holy Ghost! – I Will Come Back (Classixx Acapulco Nights Remix)
The xx – Crystallised (Rory Phillips Remix)
Laberge – True Love
Eli Escobar – Movin On
Ghostface Killah – Charlie Brown (DJ Mehdi Remix)
Passion Pit – The Reeling (Sammy Bananas Remix)
LCD Soundsystem – 45:33 (Padded Cell Remix)
Lykke Li – Little Bit (Loving Hand Remix)
The Teenagers – Starlett Johansson (Rory Phillips Remix)
Para One – Midnight Swim
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Gold Lion (Diplo Remix)
Daft Punk – Face To Face
Marina and The Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot (Dveloped Heavy Edit)
Gossip – Love Long Distance (Riva Starr Remix)
Little Boots – Stuck On Repeat (Alexander Robotnick Remix)
The Juan MacLean – No Time
Cut Copy – Lights and Music (Boys Noize Remix)
Telephoned – Pop Champagne
La Roux – I’m Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix)
Lady Gaga – Bad Romance (Hercules and Love Affair Remix)
Joe and Will Ask? – Fabric of Win
Fake Blood – Fix Your Accent
Major Lazer – When You Hear The Bassline
The Count & Sinden – Beeper (A-Trak Remix)[just the “uh-uh”s]
Boy 8-Bit – Baltic Pine

“can you play something i can dance to?”

it’s funny how when people end up in a club that really isn’t for them, they try to make out like they’re not the one with the problem. last night at transmission i had a pair of girls come up to me and repeatedly ask for: pop music; songs with words; songs people know; songs people can dance to. at this stage of the night i had already played tracks by boys noize, daft punk and the chemical brothers, so it wasn’t like i was digging my tunes from the depths of obscurity. while the club wasn’t as full as i’ve seen it at present, the dancefloor was by no means empty, and the majority of those on the floor seemed to be enjoying themselves, what with the odd “ooee ooee ooh” chant and some very happy dancing faces.

i understand that when one pays into a venue one can expect that the dj is there to entertain you. i’m relatively new to this game, so i’m not above at least listening to requests. i’ve talked the ear off plenty of djs in my time. at the same time, if you arrive at a night that isn’t playing the sort of music you like, you can’t expect the music policy to shift entirely because you don’t like what you hear. i’m a huge fan of jay-z, have been for over a decade, but i’m not about to play run this town because one girl in the crowd thinks boy 8-bit is “shit”.

i know i’m not the first dj to express this sentiment, and i certainly won’t be the last. i might seem like i’m running off some righteous indignation, and to an extent i am. that said, i couldn’t help but laugh at the situation. especially when the stuck on repeat vocals kicked in and one of the complainers recognised it and, thus, waved her hands in the air and started dancing. maybe playing all 9 minutes of alexander robotnick‘s epic remix was asking a bit much…

anyway, this is pretty much what i played.

Boys Noize – Oh! (A-Trak Remix)
SmartTech – Took The Trompeta
Green Velvet – Flash
The Chemical Brothers – Star Guitar (Pete Heller’s Expanded Mix)
Daft Punk – Around The World
Joe and Will Ask? – Fabric of Win (ft. SaintSaviour)
Simian Mobile Disco – Audacity of Huge
Kid Cudi – Make Her Say (Nadastrom 88 Dub)
Midfield General – Disco Sirens (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
MGMT – Time To Pretend (Diplo Remix)
La Roux – I’m Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix)
Little Boots – Stuck On Repeat (Alexander Robotnick Remix)
Machines Don’t Care – Afro Jacker
Telephoned – Pop Champagne
Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
Sharon Phillips – Want 2 / Need 2 (Trentemøller Remix)

chigga-chigga-chart

lose the boredom, bring back the love!

1 Joe and Will Ask? – Fabric Of Win (ft. SaintSaviour)
2 Young Edits – Radio Tokyo
3 Florence + The Machine – Drumming Song (Boy 8 Bit Remix)
4 Telephoned – Pop Champagne
5 Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars
6 Cubic Zirconia – Fuck Work (Dances With White Girls Remix)
7 Rainbow Arabia – Holidays In Congo (Myd Remix)
8 Eli Escobar – Glass House (XXXChange’s Yoga Mom In A Blender Mix)
9 Major Lazer – When You Hear The Bassline (ft Ms. Thing)
10 Daniel Wang – Like Some Dream I Can’t Stop Dreaming