first off, i must apologise for the huge delay between instalments. life always seems to get in the way you know. but finally, here it is, my 90-minute round up of the year that was 2007. yes, 90 minutes. whenever i try to make a mix, i always try to keep it under 80 minutes, as if i were going to put it on a cd. in this case i had to keep it at this length. it just felt right.
just a quick word on how AWESOME filthy dukes were. or was. olly couldn’t make it so tim took the reins solo. it was probably the longest set i’ve ever seen at transmission, and definitely one of the best. for about an hour he was on that disco tip, lots of cool housey fun stuff i didn’t know, then he played coma cat, then bizarre love triangle.. later it got a bit harder with some zombie disco squad and boys noize, and then out of nowhere, BAM joker remix of cruel intentions, 138 trek and esg. it was just nuts – major props to tim.
this was left on my facebook today:
jaysus, so your man from Filthy Dukes, downed a whole bottle of Bushmills by himself while djing, then in a drunken fury refused to be kicked off the decks and continued playing till 5am…
not entirely accurate, but sums up how mad it was…
i’m going to kick this off with a disclaimer – over the last few years i’ve made a point of never copying a dj’s mixes, ie if someone mixes two tracks together that sound great, i’ll go out of my way to find other ways of mixing them. i don’t wanna jock nobody’s style. but i’ve done it in this mix. not as a ripoff, but as an homage. it was in 2006 that i first saw the great man that is erol alkan play, and his opening tracks that night were his own remix of i don’t feel like dancing by scissor sisters and trentemøller‘s remix of go by moby. after that, like many of his sets, i was completely stumped – it always seems that he kicks off with something HUGE, then follows it up with an hour of obscurity, and lays the bangers on thick for his grand finale. later on that night i heard him play some of the tracks that have come to define that year, half of which are included in this very mix. bump, sitwoc, magick. that was 2006. this was year zero for the current crop of electro kids who never before had any interest in “dance music” – rock and rave had already come together through the likes of soulwax and lcd soundsystem, now labels like modular and ed banger were, i wouldn’t say consummating that marriage – they were f*cking like rabbits. it was wild.
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Tagged A Decade of Dance Music, Coldcut, Diplo, DJ Mehdi, Ed Banger, Erol Alkan, Jacques Lu Cont, Jameila, Justice, LCD Soundsystem, Lily Allen, Moby, Modular, Mr. Oizo, Pitchfork, Scissor Sisters, Sharon Phillips, Simian Mobile Disco, Soulwax, Spank Rock, Switch, The Futureheads, Tom Middleton, Trentemøller
1 Simian Mobile Disco – Cruel Intentions (ft. Beth Ditto)
2 Franz Ferdinand – No You Girls (The Grizzl Remix)
3 Joe and Will Ask? – Fabric Of Win (ft. SaintSaviour)
4 UNKLE – Heavy Drug (Surrender Sounds Mix)
5 Polymath – Mooncrush
6 Laberge – Show Me Your Love
7 Holy Ghost! – I Will Come Back (Classixx Acapulco Nights Remix)
8 David Rubato – Circuit (Aeroplane Remix)
9 Seth Troxler – Hurt (ft. Matthew Dear)
10 Tomboy – Samba!
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Tagged Aeroplane, Beth Ditto, Classixx, David Rubato, Franz Ferdinand, Holy Ghost!, Joe and Will Ask?, Laberge, Matthew Dear, Polymath, SaintSaviour, Seth Troxler, Simian Mobile Disco, The Grizzl, Tomboy, UNKLE
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)
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Tagged Aeroplane, Alexander Robotnick, Audion, Boys Noize, Chicken Lips, Erol Alkan, Fever Ray, In Flagranti, LCD Soundsystem, Little Boots, Major Lazer, Matthew Dear, Mr. Lex, Padded Cell, Primary 1, Rex The Dog, Riton, Santigold, Sebastien Tellier, Simian Mobile Disco, The Juan MacLean, Top 10, Zomby
so my major lazer cd arrived in the post today. buk buk. i checked out blue collar distro store again and found a few more ML tees which are pretty awesome. check them out.
now as you may or may not know, major lazer is a dancehall project from djs/producers diplo and switch, but it is also the front for a mysterious character.
Major Lazer fought as a Jamaican commando who lost his arm in a secret zombie war in 1984. He fights vampires and various monsters, parties hard, and has a rocket powered skateboard.
check out some pictures from his myspace:
the album’s artwork was done by a guy called ferry gouw, who has also done artwork/posters/videos for the likes of simian mobile disco, bloc party, late of the pier and semifinalists.
this is probably my favourite track on the album. summavybz…
Major Lazer – Can’t Stop Now (feat. Mr. Vegas & Jovi Rockwell)
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Tagged Bloc Party, Blue Collar Distro, Diplo, Ferry Gouw, Jovi Rockwell, Late of The Pier, Major Lazer, Mr. Vegas, Perez Hilton, Semifinalists, Simian Mobile Disco, Switch