so tonight i went to see new moon…….. i know, how unlikely. i enjoyed it a bit more than twilight – partly because i was laughing the whole way through, partly due to the reaction of the crowd – and also it did look quite nice at times. i’ve been avoiding any talk of the soundtrack, just noticing but not following headlines on pitchfork about thom yorke and death cab contributing.
to be fair, thom’s track is quite amazing.
in other thom-related news, i picked up the collection of his remixes (or rmxs) the other day – i know i’m two years late on that, but i didn’t think it was available on cd! it’s a japanese import, i saw it in hmv, i couldn’t resist. it’s gold! i’d heard a few of the remixes already, but the field‘s reworking of cymbal rush is simply mesmerising. quelle surprise.
here’s the burial remix of and it rained all night, quite appropriate a) because burial sounds best in november and b) on account of the flooding across the country this week. not that i want to make light of that horrible situation at all.
Thom Yorke – And It Rained All Night (Burial Remix)
it’s a good day. i’m not working. i’m in the middle of reading two great books (one for the bus and one for home time) – jeff chang’s immense can’t stop won’t stop and after dark by haruki murakami. tonight i’m going to that awesome free gig in tripod (in flagranti, the juan maclean dj set, the field), and right now i’m downloading the second installment of the delancey music service. i’m going to have to fight the urge to talk about this every week, but it’s a pretty big urge. this week the interview subject is dances with white girls, one of my favourite new(ish) producers. he first came to my attention with an awesome bmore remix of stevie nicks’ edge of seventeen. within 18 months i could hear one his tracks in urban outfitters on the rapture‘s tapes compilation.
anyway he’s done a wee mix but they’ve not given us a tracklist. so i’m going to have to dig deep and find out what he’s playing. he’s an eccentric and interesting dude – check out his burning bridges and making paper mix from last year, where he goes from proper house and techno to funky house to bmore.
i had actually forgotten it was chart day until i saw nialler9‘s tweet – so i had to quickly gather my thoughts on what was rocking my world this week. i’ve been working on a mix for transmission so some of these tracks may well feature there, while others are just making me smile.
1 Erol Alkan & Boys Noize – Death Suite
2 Kid Cudi f. Kanye West & Common – Make Her Say (Nadastrom 88 Dub)
3 Zombie Nation – Mystery Meat Affair (Shadow Dancer Remix)
4 Dakunt – T’a Surdou
5 Sam Tiba – Weed Barbie
6 Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes
7 Eli Escobar – Glass House
8 Still Going – Untitled Love
9 The Field – Sequenced
10 Kanye West – Through The Wire
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Tagged Animal Collective, Boys Noize, Common, Dakunt, Eli Escobar, Erol Alkan, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Nadastrom, Nialler9, Sam Tiba, Still Going, The Field, Zombie Nation