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take ’em up

From the Cradle to the Rave is a near perfect album, and “Take Em Up” is one reason why: The interplay between Marcus “Shit Robot” Lambkin’s loping synthesizer disco funk and Nancy Whang’s unflappable vocals is, simply, great. Now, that track yields added dividends through its pairing with a collection of remixes from an eclectic group of estimable artists. Birmingham, England’s Mark E contributes his Black Country Dub, a reworking that adds a robot-precise, thudding beat to minimal arrangements, and then overlays the whole structure with room-filling synths. Marcus Marr takes things slowly, opening with brooding synths and solitary vocals that burst into blissful electronic pop at the chorus. The digital release adds two tracks: A John Talabot remix that feels like a laidback house party that really gets going when it relocates to a disco floor. And Germany’s Michael Mayer’s epically inventive take on “Tuff Enuff” – another From the Cradle to the Rave standout – is an otherworldly listening experience that literally builds toward take off.
– Kali Holloway

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shrobot

shit robot is in town to support lcd soundsystem every night this weekend at tripod, and then back next week with underworld in the rds.

a bundle of contradictions

last month i picked up the 33rd contribution to the dj-kicks mix series, put together by one of my favourite artists, the juan maclean. on the nifty microsite they have a cool interview with mr juan himself. i like that a dubliner (shit robot) gets a mention. i also had the feels so good vinyl bought for me in london at the weekend, complete with florian meindl remix. haven’t got around to ripping it yet though, lazy innit. in the meantime i’m dying to hear this new james holden mixtriangle folds is a beaut…



The Juan MacLean – Feels So Good (DJ-KiCKS)

top 10 for de week

inspired by nialler9, i’ve decided to do throw out a top 10 for the week. this may or may not become a running theme. tunes old and new, all beauties in their own right. where possible i’ll suggest a blog where you may or may not be able to find the track. otherwise, it’s a gem that i hold truly dear…

1 Redshape – Black Dust
2 Phoenix – Lisztomania (CLASSIXX Version)
3 Britney Spears – If U Seek Amy (U-Tern Remix Instrumental)
4 Empire of the Sun – Walking On A Dream (Treasure Fingers Remix)
5 Passion Pit – The Reeling (Sammy Bananas’ Big Choon Remix)
6 Shit Robot – Simple Things (Work It Out)(Todd Terje Remix)
7 Hostage – Soundboy
8 Major Lazer – Can’t Stop Now (ft. Mr. Vegas & Jovi Rockwell)
9 Radiohead – Everything In Its Right Place (Andi Müller’s Looong Mix)
10 War – Slippin’ Into Darkness (Armand van Helden Dub)

you may or may not hear me play some of these tracks at soundcheck in spy on thursday. come down and find out.

Soundcheck Poster June 25