Tag Archives: Sidetracked

a movie with no plot

last night at sidetracked i played one of my favourite sets in recent times. it helped that there seemed to be a big crowd spilling into crawdaddy from the m.i.a. show in tripod next door. then it was off to the twisted pepper for a great set from cooly g. big up to ignored playaz, and i look forward to their next gig. tonight it’s off to the sugar club for chilly gonzales. there’s a great interview with the man on nialler9.

Bobby Orlando – Pump It Up (Jon Averill Shock Edit)
New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle (Shep Pettibone Extended Remix)
The Faint – Battle Hymn For Children (Tensnake Remix)
LCD Soundsystem – 45:33 (Padded Cell Remix)
Selebrities – When I Look At You
The Chemical Brothers – Swoon (Lindstrom Remix)
Bostro Pesopeo – Falls (Hercules & Love Affair Remix)
Daft Punk – Face to Face
The Juan MacLean – By The Time I Get To Venus
A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray (Original 12″ Mix)
The xx – VCR (Four Tet Remix)
Lykke Li – Little Bit (The Loving Hand Remix)
Aaliyah – Rock The Boat (Soul Clap Remix)

i like to hit it early, like i’m in a hurry

chromeo turned into a pretty late one on thursday, and i was in work at 10.30 this morning, so i was never going to be able to stay long at sidetracked last night. i did make sure to play some fun tunes though. daire was pretty excited that i was playing a haçienda-style set, though with classixx and missy elliott in there it was never going to be totally mad(chester). daire asked me to make a mix out of these tunes, and, time permitting, i might just do it. Continue reading

sidetracked goes to the disco

it’s a multi-platform world, and sidetracked is expanding. mixcloud, we’re on you. the first three of our resident’s mixes (mine included) are up for your listening pleasure. be sure to have a listen ahead of this friday’s get together with the wetyourself bigwigs in trainwreck. see above. boom. Continue reading

oh hai readers

i went to a screening of the room on friday night. watching it in that setting is a world away from watching it at home on your laptop. you can avoid the boring bits by taking toilet breaks and going to the bar, and, but at the same time you have to put up with a lot of bizarre, paranoid and misogynistic ranting from attendees. “it’s because you’re a woman!” and “evil cancer bitch!” are just some of the random utterings i heard. such is life i guess, weird attracts weird.

on a normalcy tip, i played an early set at sidetracked as i had to leg it on to the sugar club. i tried to switch between awkward moody disco and poppier stuff – hence playing the virgins. daire loved the u-tern remix, which is ace.

Daft Punk – Something About Us
Virgins – Rich Girls
The xx – VCR (Matthew Dear Remix)
The Cure – Why Can’t I Be You (Young Edits Drugged Out Version)
Chromeo – Don’t Turn The Lights on
Eli Escobar – Trapped
Quando Quango – Love Tempo
Retro/Grade – Moda
45 King vs Wale – Roof (DJ Ayres Remix)
Friendly Fires vs Aeroplane vs Flight Facilities – I Crave Paris
Justice – D.A.N.C.E. (Alan Braxe And Fred Falke Remix)
Tensnake – Coma Cat
LCD Soundsystem – I Can Change
Lykke Li – Little Bit (Loving Hand Remix)
Mark Ronson & The Business INTL – Bang Bang Bang (U-Tern’s Disco Dub)

far from home

friday night, as i repeatedly shouted on twitter, was my first night in the world of promotion. it was a bit of fun. i got nicer beer for the djs than usual, i had two djs play slightly longer sets (ok so i was one of them) and generally the night was pretty good. seth troxler was playing next door so there were decent numbers floating about. the first hour and a half was some good hip-hop from shane gormley and ciaran martin – think dungeon family, j dilla etc – before ciaran took it to indiepophouse mode. think hot chip, lcd etc. new boy gianni played more fun tunes for an hour, before adam fogarty of rte pulse’s breakonomics took over and showed us dubstep 2010 in his eyes. i’ve actually just been on to him asking for deets of some of the tracks he played, so that’s always a good sign. since i was playing for a little bit longer than usual, i decided to go a little bit deeper than usual, but still trying to keep it fun. mid-way through mr adam keni was having a gander through my cds and jumped on to play love story. 2002 was pretty special.

Gang Gang Dance – Princes
Big Boi – Shutterbug (Skinny Friedman House Edit)
Monarchy – Love Get Out Of My Way (Tim Goldsworthy Remix)
Alan Braxe & Fred Falke – Intro
LCD Soundsystem – Beat Repeat
Röyksopp – This Must Be It
Shakedown – At Night
The Rapture – House Of Jealous Lovers
Armand Van Helden – The Funk Phenomena
Nina Simone – Sinnerman (Felix Da Housecat 2010 Mix)
Human Life – In It Together
Sunscreem – Perfect Motion (Boys Own Mix)
Layo & Bushwacka! – Love Story
Adulture & OCD Automatic – Paper Cat (Sammy Bananas Remix)
Treasure Fingers – Cross the Dancefloor
Little Boots – Stuck on Repeat (Alexander Robotnik Remix)
Claude VonStroke – The Whistler
Tiga – (Far From) Home (DFA Remix)
DJ Technics – Mr Postman
Tittsworth – WTF (Eli Escobar Remix)
Florence and The Machine – Drumming Song (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
Depeche Mode – Enjoy the Silence (Ewan Pearson Extended Remix)

back in the zone again

after a few days in manchester i came home and went straight out to sidetracked in the chocolate bar. guests included jevan neilan, frankie grimes and sean redahan, with myself taking things home. i’ve played sidetracked loads now, but never as late as this. it was mainly a fun set with a bit of cheese thrown in for good measure. something good can work went down like a treat, and people leaving other rooms seemed to enjoy a bit of outkast. while i was away i picked up a load of good music and happened upon some brilliant ads, headlines and general observations. more on those later.

Zero 7 – Destiny (Photek Remix)
Kraftwerk – Numbers (Jake Simon Acid Edit)
FC Kahuna – Glitterball
Ladyhawke – Paris Is Burning (Cut Copy Remix)
Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
DJ Gant-Man – I Juke That Girl From The Back
Teddy Pendergrass – You Can’t Hide From Yourself
Lindstrøm & Christabelle – Baby Can’t Stop
Gorillaz – Stylo (Alex Metric Remix)
Friendly Fires vs Aeroplane vs Flight Facilities – I Crave Paris
New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle (Shep Pettibone Extended Remix)
Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
Holy Ghost! – Hold On
Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix)
Daft Punk – Digital Love
OutKast – Ms Jackson

new stuff from me

i’ve been busy with music new and old lately, and i’ve put a few mixes together. the most recent was for sidetracked, that ever-so-groovy friday night dealio in the chocolate bar in dublin. it’s a game of two halves, as i start off with some more groovy stuff like holmes price‘s unbelievably good cover of the juan maclean‘s human disaster and the classic shep pettibone remix of new order’s true faith. then it goes a bit garagey, with some mj cole and todd edwards, before a deep and slightly irreverent finale thanks to carl craig, and his relentless desire for chicken noodle soup. i’ll be playing sidetracked from 2 next friday, so come along and wave/say hi/boogie.


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