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it’s a good day. i’m not working. i’m in the middle of reading two great books (one for the bus and one for home time) – jeff chang’s immense can’t stop won’t stop and after dark by haruki murakami. tonight i’m going to that awesome free gig in tripod (in flagranti, the juan maclean dj set, the field), and right now i’m downloading the second installment of the delancey music service. i’m going to have to fight the urge to talk about this every week, but it’s a pretty big urge. this week the interview subject is dances with white girls, one of my favourite new(ish) producers. he first came to my attention with an awesome bmore remix of stevie nicks’ edge of seventeen. within 18 months i could hear one his tracks in urban outfitters on the rapture‘s tapes compilation.

anyway he’s done a wee mix but they’ve not given us a tracklist. so i’m going to have to dig deep and find out what he’s playing. he’s an eccentric and interesting dude – check out his burning bridges and making paper mix from last year, where he goes from proper house and techno to funky house to bmore.

potato man…

where the hell have you been?!

my first glimspe of the o2. it did fill up.

my first glimspe of the o2. it did fill up.

so i went to spandau ballet in the o2. tony hadley dedicated true to stephen gately (rip). the whole crowd sang along (as much because it’s the band’s most famous song as anything else) and what was amazing was that i could still hear the band properly. maybe that was because i was two rows from the back, but anyway, i was still impressed.

Rui Da Silva – Touch Me (Samples Spandau Ballet’s Chant No. 1)

friday night i hit the button factory for the ed banger night – i was hoping so me would be kind of kooky and weird, but he wasn’t that far outside of the ed banger mould. breakbot played some cool tunes, as did busy p. unfortunately i had to leave a little bit early so missed most of feadz‘s set, though what i did hear was excellent as usual – such as a bmore version of the tetris theme (!) and bangalter’s outrun.

the following night i paid a visit to oktoberfest at chq, which was, in a word, surreal. there was a big hall, there were lots of benches and long tables, and a LOT of paulaner. that much i expected. i didn’t expect the chant/refrain of german nonsense, or hearing cotton eye joe, macarena and lots of dj otzi.

what was less surreal was jokers of the scene at colortv in wax. that was just great. except for the “random” body search on the way in – i’m thinking of getting this tee in protest. but that aside, it was awesome. the boys played a fantastic set – it was full of excellent techno, most of which i didn’t recognise, but it was expertly peppered with some of their own productions and remixes. it would have been easy for them to close on the unstoppable baggy bottom boys but they just kept on going. excellent stuff.

not the best photo ever taken of jokers of the scene

not the best photo ever taken of jokers of the scene

so today and yesterday i took it easy. i watched some generation kill, some peep show, and finally finished watching let the right one in. i liked it, less than the book (as is generally the case), but i thought it was an interesting and faithful, if hugely condensed, adaptation. i thought the book was exceptional in its detail, while the film was impressive by virtue of its use of vague suggestion and implication – brush strokes rather than minute detail.

this weekend i’m looking forward to the juan maclean, in flagranti and the field at tripod, and then i’m supporting mustard pimp on saturday at transmission. i’d love to be hitting some of the deaf nights, but alas i’m working almost every day so i don’t want to spread myself too thin! i did this weekend and it’s tough going. i’m getting old…

final word – check out the delancey music service on east village radio tonight – or later in the week on eli‘s blog. last week he and stretch played some wicked tunes, as well as interviewing amanda blank. get on it.


better late than never

i hate when this happens – someone uses a track in a mix before you get the chance. what makes it even worse in this case, it’s my own edit! i recently messed around with in flagranti‘s a piece of false morality and had planned on putting it in my next mix, but all of a sudden i got an email from one colin perkins, who’d kicked off his most recent mix with that very track. it’s a half hour romp through some awesome tracks, from ireland and beyond, with newcomers and old heads alike getting airtime. i only realised this afternoon i hadn’t offered up a mix of the weekend, so here’s one to keep you buzzing on this lovely sunday afternoon.

Colin Perkins – 30 Min September Mix

In Flagranti – A Piece Of False Morality (haido’s Extendedit)
Fake Blood – Fix Your Accent
Brodinski & Noob – Peanuts Club
Spencer & Hill – Cool (Afrojack Remix)
Style Of Eye – Road Race
Boys Noize – Jeffer (Para One Remix)
Major Lazer – Pon Di Floor
Arveene & Misk – Hells Bells
D.I.M. & Tai – Lyposuct
Jennifer Delano – Amsterdam (Riptide Remix)

august chart number 1

ok a couple of these aren’t strictly out yet, and some are maybe a bit old to be chart-worthy, but i heard some of these used to great effect at the weekend.

1 Erol Alkan & Boys Noize – Waves
2 LCD Soundsystem – 45:33 (Padded Cell Remix)
3 Primary 1 & Riton – Who’s There (In Flagranti Remix)
4 Zomby – Rumours and Revelations
5 Sebastien Tellier – Kilometer (Aeroplane ‘Italo 84’ Remix)
6 Fever Ray – Triangle Walks (Rex The Dog Remix)
7 Major Lazer – Hold The Line (ft Mr. Lex & Santigold)
8 Simian Mobile Disco – Audacity of Huge (A Chicken Lips Instrumental Malfunction!)
9 The Juan MacLean – Happy House Dear (Matthew Dear vs Audion Remix)
10 Little Boots – Stuck On Repeat (Alexander Robotnick Remix)

this week’s top 10

do i really need to come up with a different title each week? stress.

1 In Flagranti – How Did The Affair End?
2 Joakim – Watermelon Bubblicious
3 MSTRKRFT – Heartbreaker (Featuring John Legend)(Laidback Luke Remix)
4 BURNS – Turbo (Jokers of The Scene Remix)
5 The Young Lovers – You Make Me Dizzy
6 Wilco – Bull Black Nova
7 Phoenix – Lisztomania (Classixx Version)
8 Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes
9 Photek – Into The 90s
10 Wamdue Project – King of My Castle (Original Version)


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?