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no rest for the wicked

so i was supposed to have an internet-free weekend, but my kind host has left me in his university’s computer room while he does some photocopying, or something. this afternoon i trawled around london looking for phonica – printing a map might have helped – until i was helped my a kindly policeman on piccadilly circus who just happened to have a map of the capital in his pocket. sweet. so i picked up some random oddities for super cheap in the uber-cool soho record store (which just received those crazy ark 1 tees), and i also grabbed the juan maclean‘s one day vinnil (with added marc romboy/emperor machine/surkin) in hmv of all places.

meanwhile, whoever isn’t at airbound is certainly keeping the bodytonic site ticking over. they’ve just announced the tracklist for chromeo‘s forthcoming dj-kicks mix. i’m stumped – the only track i know is the eagles cover they’ve just released. wow. i’m excited. nice to see young shazam getting a look-in.

Kano: “Ikeya-Seki”
Pierre Perpall: “J’aime Danser Avec Toi”
Toba: “Moving Up”
France Joli: “Gonna Get Over You”
Donna Allen: “Serious”
Lovelock: “Maybe Tonight”
Chateau Marmont: “Solar Antapex” rework
Val Young: “Seduction”
Soupir: “Larmes de Métal”
Lifelike: “Sequencer”
Carmen: “Time to Move”
Shotgun: “Don’t You Wanna Make Love”
Cheri: “Murphy’s Law”
Leo Sayer: “Easy to Love”
Shazam: “Luckier”
Chromeo: “I Can’t Tell You Why”
Diane Tell: “Tes Yeux”
The Alan Parsons Project: “Pipeline”

what a day

i thought mondays were supposed to suck? i had an excellent interview (completely non-music related), found an excellent charity compilation with tracks by diplo, lcd, eli and devendra banhart, and when i hit up my google reader i saw some innanet-gems.


buraka som sistema are giving away a new mixtape, and fool’s gold have rounded up ALL the free tracks they’ve given to rcrd lbl in advance of a party the two are putting on tomorrow. shame it’s in nyc. anyway my personal favourites have to be the surkin remix of acid life, a-trak‘s remix of bounce, and pretty much everything involving kid sister. one in particular is her freestyle over green velvet‘s shake and pop, the standout from the otherwise mediocre pillowface mix cd. apparently her album is on the way – see here for an insightful interview.

Sometimes you just gotta let it marinate. I need to make something I’m proud of. So don’t hate! We’re doing it as fast as we can. In the meantime, let’s tell knock-knock jokes on Twitter: Knock knock. Who’s there? Your album. Oh, wait– just kidding. It’ll never end.

EDIT: oh yeah and there’s a oizo remix of n.a.s.a. floating around too 😉

surkin in the mix

ok so here i have surkin‘s interview and minimix from last night’s show. i didn’t actually stay up to listen to it myself, so many thanks to nicolas aka jowa4 for the link and RoBz for the tracklisting, both from the erol forum. [EDIT: thanks to RoBz for the direct link too] there’s a delightful sense of variety in the mix, but i guess eclecticism is the order of the day right now. love that armand always gets a look in with surkin and bobmo.

Surkin Minimix for Jaymo and Andy George (alternate direct link)

Jaimie Fanatic – What’s Happening To Ya (Way Wut’s Zpping Remix) [ Mad Decent]
Planet Patrol – Play at your own Risk [Drum Loop]
Bobmo – Turn on Cop Out [Institubes]
Renaissance Man – What is Guru (Rivastarr Remix) [Sound Pellegrino]
The Juan MacLean – One Day (Surkin Remix)
Mike Dunn – Deep Down (Afrojack Remix)
Plastique de Reve – Resist ft Radical Cheerleader [DFA]
Bobmo – Back from the Grave [Institubes]
Armand Van Helden – Hear My Name
Boys Noize – Starter [Boysnoise Records]
Laidback Luke – Need Your Loving [Mixmash]
Lifelike – Disco Machine [Drum Loop]
Devone – Energy (Surkin Edit)
Toadally Krossed Out – Toad’s Theme (Surkin Edit) [Mad Decent]
Surkin – Untitled

more from the white knight

Surkin bigs up Para One at Primavera 08

Surkin bigs up Para One at Primavera 08

UK fans: tonight on Radio 1, Surkin mini mix on Jaymo and Andy George’s show! @itsandygeorge @itsjaymo @surkin85

ever since i first saw surkin blow the tivoli away with his ableton wizardry two years ago i’ve been watching his career with great interest. and while he hasn’t done much lately other than white knight two, hoes get down and a few remixes, his name is always one that will grab my attention. hopefully this mix will be more than just a case of lashing as many tunes into five minutes as possible, like his mini mix for annie mac last year. anyway. you can listen to the show here tonight at 2am. for now, enjoy his (not so) mini mix for institubes from 2006.

Surkin – INS Minimix

EDIT: AND sammy bananas just said this:

Catch me live on BBC Radio 1 Tonight w/ @itsandygeorge and @itsjaymo 7PM EST. Interview and 20 min mix FULL of exclusives!

white light v

i bigged up this guy the other day and i feel compelled to mention him again. taking a completely different tack, neoteric, whose oz mix was a riotous romp through jacking house and ghetto bass, has made a mix of funky and sexy disco (there has to be a better description than that). with some beautiful and unexpected remixes from the likes of eli, surkin, crazy p and rory phillips, and even a throwback to that amazing röyksopp remix by stuart price, it’s another one of those mixes that begs to be played loud in balmy sunshine. it’s the latest in a series of mixes called white light, all smooth beard house/nu disco, and this one fits the brief perfectly.


DJ Neoteric – White Light V

01 – Phoenix – Lisztomania (Classixx Version)
02 – Cobra Dukes -Airtight (Aeroplane Mix)
03 – D-Pulse – Highway To Saturn
04 – Lenka – Trouble Is A Friend (Eli Escobar Mix)
05 – Crazy P – Township Funk
06 – White Lies – Farewell To The Fairground (Rory Phillips Remix)
07 – Danny Howells – Right Off (Faze Action Remix)
08 – Vega – No Reason
09 – Röyksopp -What Else Is There (Thin White Duke Mix)
10 – Miike Snow -Animal (Treasure Fingers Remix)
11 – Passion Pit – The Reeling (Calvin Harris Remix)
12 – Candice Alley -Falling (Fred Falke Vocal Mix)
13 – Will Young – Grace (Fred Falke Dub)
14 – The Private – My Secret Lover (Lifelike Remix)
15 – Yuksek – Extraball (Breakbot Remix)
16 – Cagedbaby – Forced (Don Diablo’s Forced In 1986 Remix)
17 – Maethelvin – Delight (Demo)
18 – The Juan Maclean – One Day (Surkin Remix)
19 – Moda – Retrograde