…invariably end up being spent half in bed and half on the computer, especially when there are a million things to do. last night i played at krash again, though it wasn’t the best night, so i won’t go into it. though i will say that going back to back for a whole set was fun.
tonight i’m playing at sidetracked, which i’m really looking forward to, and after that i’m thinking about heading in to tripod to see sharam. i know he won’t exactly feature on most people’s lists of must-sees right now – although you should bear in mind that his essential mix was voted the best of last year. more importantly, he is (or was i guess) half of deep dish. i think they first really attracted my attention when muzik magazine (rip) carried an interview with them in june 2001 and put the following quote on the cover: “hard house is shit.”
somehow i managed never to see them at their peak, or even slightly after their peak, but these two guys were quite a big presence in my mid-teen obsession with prog house. last night i played hideaway out for the first time to an empty floor, and, hey, two people came along and starting break-dancing and whatnot. so even though it’s not going to be the life-defining set it would have been say, nine years ago, it’s still something i’m keen on experiencing.
i won’t hear any of this tonight, but i might play it at sidetracked.
still no internet at home – blogging at work. yeesh. last night at krash was a lot of fun, as usual. someone spotted that panda bear remix – what a dude. i was happy that a few people asked “what’s this track?!” while i was playing schizofonics. tellin’ ya, they’re headed for great things.
next on the list is transmission tomorrow night – it’ll be a special one, as quigo and i are going b2b for the last 45 minutes or so. we’re thinking lots of energy and lots of tunes that’ll put a smile on your face.
Schizofonics – Shake That Thing
Tiga – Mind Dimension 2
Felix Da Housecat – Kick Drum
Shadow Dancer – Golden Traxe
Joe and Will Ask? – Ourpeggio
Uffie- MCs Can Kiss (Zombie Disco Squad Remix)
Boys Noize – Oh! (A-Trak Remix)
Kissy Sellout – Come On Over (Schizofonics Remix)
Treasure Fingers – Cross The Dancefloor
DJ Mehdi – Pocket Piano (Joakim Remix)
Simian Mobile Disco – Hustler
Fake Blood – Fix Your Accent
Wiley – Never Be Your Woman (Jaymo & Andy George ‘Moda’ Remix)
Jan Driver – Rat Alert
last night was my second time playing krash in wax with colin perkins. there was a vibrant and appreciative crowd, so it was a good night to play. i had decided earlier in the day to play a new remix of modjo’s lady, but alas it went down like a proverbial lead balloon. the floor emptied. it was a nice challenge though – i had to build it up again from scratch. i remember years ago reading that apparently in his early days sharam used to get told off by promoters/club owners for being so good that clubbers wouldn’t leave the floor and go to the bar. i don’t think i’m quite at that stage yet 😉 it was nice to play stickin’ and amsterdam for the first time, two awesome tracks that i haven’t had the chance to play yet. both went off.
funnily, when i went to the toilet after my set i could hear colin bringing in da funk – i rushed back and asked “which remix?” “schizofonics” was the reply. boom. 2010 is going to be a schizofonic year – mark my words.
DJ Mehdi – Pocket Piano (Joakim Remix)
Major Lazer – Keep It Going Louder (Tom Stevens Remix)
La Roux – Quicksand (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
Laidback Luke & A-Trak – Shake It Down
Surkin – White Knight Two
Daft Punk – Da Funk (Schizofonics Rework)
SonicC – Stickin
Röyksopp – What Else Is There? (Trentemøller Remix)
Modjo – Lady (Taped & Zagross Bootleg)
Joe and Will Ask? – Fabric of Win
Bag Raiders – Fun Punch (Jokers of The Scene Remix)
Cubic Zirconia – Fuck Work (Dances With White Girls Remix)
Jennifer Delano – Amsterdam (RipTidE Found the Spot Remix)
Fever Ray – Seven (Crookers Remix)
last thursday i did something i’ve never done before – played two gigs in one night. the first was a low-key affair, playing breezy disco at just daire‘s sidetracked night in the newly refurbished chocolate bar. it’s a lovely spot, and it’s a great place to play some funkier stuff. daire played some great disco like still going theme, and the siriusmo remix of shooting star. another first was that myself and quigo went back to back – something we first talked about as far back as june or july 2008. we should hopefully be doing that again some time.
after side tracked it was down to krash in wax, my first time playing downstairs after several spots upstairs in spy. being a three-roomed affair, naturally the crowd ebbed and flowed, but i was pretty happy with how the set went. also props to colin perkins not least for having me down, but also for looping and filtering and all sorts of ish on top of what i was playing.
Bam Bam – Give It To Me (Original 12″ Mix)
Paco de Moor – Morning After
Cevin Fisher – The Freaks Come Out (Idiotproof Remix – Jesse Rose Edit)
Boy 8-Bit – Baltic Pine
Empire of The Sun – Walking On A Dream (Treasure Fingers Remix)
CSS – Let’s Make Love and Listen To Death From Above (Diplo Remix)
Smarttech – Took The Trompeta
Boys Noize – Jeffer
Marina and The Diamonds – Hollywood (The Juan MacLean Remix)
DJ Touché – Vampires
The Virgins – Rich Girls (XXXChange Remix)
La Roux – I’m Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix)
Schizofonics – Unknown
Spank Rock – Bump (Switch Remix)
Twizzle – Skydiving (GreenMoney ’In Tha Sky’ Remix)