Sunday, 29 August 2010

Golau Glau FabZoom mix for MusicBox

Here's a great mix by recent Songs Of Praise guests Golau Glau, dropping a mix for MusicBox radio show on Diversity FM in Lancaster. Particularly look out for their track Arapaima Man which was the track they made after Tea and Cake Records main man Tim, won the (not overly successful) little competition we ran after the show.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

DJs in PJs Part 8

Saturday morning djs in pjs time again, this week with Martin Coane of Motherchip doing the duties. If you are interested, my choices this week were Eric B & Rakim and Naughty By Nature. In other news, mixcloud have said they are promoting the djsinpjs with some campaign so keep them peeled for that too.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Space Invader Radio on Mixcloud

Spotlight On: Space Invader Radio
Posted by Peter on August 25th, 2010

The Mixcloud Blog’s Spotlight On: series is back after a summer holiday sabbatical and very happy to welcome another staunch supporter of the Internet Radio Revolution, Space Invader Radio, into the hot seat.
One of the site’s most prolific uploaders, with 130 Cloudcasts to date, the ‘best little radio station in the galaxy’ has come a long way in the two years since its inception. After the closure of Bristol’s Eat the Beat Records in 2004, the DJ/producer collective behind the shop moved to a galaxy far, far away, finding that the 130bpm squelchy bass noises they specialised in could be transmitted across space and into people’s ears via the wonders of internet radio.
The friendly ethos of the record store was transferred online, with an ever-expanding roster of DJ’s and artists playing the music they loved to a fan-base stretching far beyond the Bristol. The various shows now encompass everything from drum’n’bass to disco, hip-hop to house and everything good in-between.
We had a quick word with one of the stations founders, Matt Le Bon, and asked him what have become the standard Spotlight questions:
Why did you choose to put the station on Mixcloud?
All good things are built on simple yet effective ideas (Space Invader being no exception) and we like the idea that Mixcloud is built around the idea of ‘radio’, a concept we all know and love. No downloads, although being a problem for some, reinforce that idea and make it somehow more of a radio player or broadcaster. We want our artists to gain as much notoriety as possible and with networking aspect to the site and the depth of talent on Mixcloud already it seemed like the logical choice.
Do you think the service is compatible and complementary with an online radio station such as yourselves?

Yes of course. I think whilst we are growing and Mixcloud is growing it seems to be very complimentary. It’s a very simple way of rebroadcasting our content within a very unique environment and in turn hopefully allowing us to make some new friends for the station.
How have Space Invaders tried to make use of recent advances in online technology and social networking?
Everyone on the station is linking in via Twitter and Facebook and it has led to the birth of quite a little community. The Station was born out of a few likeminded friends wanting to get together more and get involved in the project despite the fact we hardly got to see each other as we are spread all over the world, so the networking sites have really helped us to make that happen. They have also played a huge part in the addition of loads of new and very talented people to our roster – almost 70% of the current shows on the station are made by folks we made friends with via Facebook and Twitter; we really do use it as much as we can.
What more would you like to see from the Mixcloud service, how can we improve?
Ahhh, the burning question…. well we put this one out to all the shows and there was a great response. I think the first thing we think the listeners would benefit from is some form of subscription (as per Apple podcasts) it’s a very logical next step, ‘nuff said!
Next we’d really love there to be closer integration between us and you and some way of grouping our shows under your banner that would help us and the other stations promote our respective brands. We have a very diverse array of shows on the station, all of which listen intently to what the others are doing, and we really think that listeners would benefit from being able to see all the recent Invader shows in one place and learn more about the station as a whole, not just as the sum of its parts. There were a number of requests for a widget/player that we could integrate into our site rather than just the listen again that would list all these shows and could then link back directly to Mixcloud also. That way we benefit from a player on our site and you benefit from a good advertising presence on the site too.
What can we look forward to at the station over the next few months?
Apart from the obvious global domination? Well we’ve just launched our shiny new site and I’m now desperately trying to convince our tech department that we need to push on with getting a full version of Space Invader on there for people to play with. We’re really pleased with it though, and we’re going to push on with bringing in new talent mainly, so let it be known we’re on the lookout for like-minded souls with good ears, so do get in touch if you think you have a show that will weave nicely amongst our current crop. We already have two shows coming in the autumn, with the start of our new show from Orsi – who already broadcasts on the Laidback network – and also I’ll be bringing back The Wireless after its long term hibernation. Also the Part Time Heroes monthly show has got loads of surprises in store, so check that out. Not to mention the Invader AGM in November, which is an event in itself (it took me a week to recover from last year!) and we are also working on promoting one monthly club night in Bristol and another club night in the centre of London if we can manage to find the time!

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Sunday, 22 August 2010

Songs of Praise 22.8.10

Usual bits and pieces tonight there's even a bit of jazz in there! Plus the start of a new segment, the cubikmusik dark garage selection!

John Peel - []
Les McCann & Eddie Harris - Compared To What
The Jazz Crusaders - Cathy The Cooker (Live)
Sun Ra - Where Pathways Meet
Carrie Cleveland - Make Love To Me
The Ensemble Al Salaam - Circles
Kamal And The Brothers - Brotherhood
Dee Edwards - Why Can't There Be Love
Ellen McIlwaine - Higher Ground
Rokk - Patience
Cool Sounds - Where Do We Go From Here?
Courtial - Losing You
The Village Callers - Hector
Lonnie Hewlett & The Little Sisters And Co. - Ya Ya Cha Cha
Tito Puente - Four Beat Mambo
Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers - Got Myself a Good Man
Tweet - Ooops (M&Ms Sexual Healing Bootleg) Nuff Wish (Michael Ruetten Edit)
The Roots - Meltin' Pot (BBC Session)
Azymuth - Jazz Carnival (at 33 and a bit)
Ohio Players - Ecstasy
Patti Jo - Ain't No Love Lost (A Tom Moulton Mix)
Dave Barker - I Got To Get Away
U-Roy - True True
King Timothy - Gerrard Street
West African Rhythm Brothers - Eroya
West African Rhythm Brothers - Adura
Horsepower Productions - Gorgon Sound
El B. - Express
Amira - My Desire (Bugz In The Attic Full Phunk Remix)
Jose James - Blackeyedsusan (IG Culture Bruk 4 Love Remix)
El B. - Express
Amira - My Desire (Bugz In The Attic Full Phunk Remix)

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Djs in PJs Part 7 - IT'S ME!! AGAIN

God knows how or why but they've let me have another crack at this djsinpjs game. See if this one too can reach triple figures on mixcloud:

And remember if you are in London village this afternoon, don't forget to nip down and see the team showing them how its done at the Mixcloud Meet-up at Big Chill House. They are on from 14:30 so get there early to avoid disappointment!

Sunday, 15 August 2010


Matt The Overtimeman started a great mixcloud theme the other week - recreating a dusty old mixtape you got off a mate back when doing tapes was the way, before uploading a zip file lost all the personal touch. Check his mix here:

Anyway, my mix is based on tape my friend must have given me around 2005 actually but the tracks date back much further than that because he stopped buying anything new years ago. As today is his birthday, it seemed to make sense to throw the mix together for him as a free gift.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Songs of Praise 8.8.10

Tonights show is part two of the review of 2010, May – August. If you have been listening to anything Andrea3000Matt The GoodBakeBandshelll or Rubadub records have been playing or promoting recently, you’ll see where I first heard all these tracks.

If you want to catch up on 2010 – Part One January – April, check out the listen again below:

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Djs in PJs Part 5 - IT'S ME!!

Saturday morning rushed eased a little bit by waking up to some soulful beats, reggae riddims and ... well theres some French indie pop in there this week but it's all good stuff. Sorry about some of the shoddy or minimal mixing - it ain't as easy as it looks!
Anyway, take a listen to my masterpiece / destruction of some classics below
My picks for this week are available to grab for a little while, Warp's new boy, Brian Eno and because of the notbadmeaningbadbutbadmeaninggood line, Run DMC

Download: Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets 
Run DMC - Peter Piper

Monday, 2 August 2010

Best Dance Albums of All Time?

For Trust In Dust and Unmrkddr who were debating the best dance albums of all time and why most of those suggested came from the 90s. The answers were Leftism and because we are a bunch of old gits

Muzik Feb 2002
1. DJ Shadow – Endtroducing 
2. Chemical Brothers – Exit Planet Dust 
3. Orbital – Untitled (The Brown Album) 
4. Primal Scream – Screamadelica 
5. BT – Ima 
6. LFO – Frequencies 
7. The Orb – Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld 
8. Daft Punk – Homework 
9. Kraftwerk – Trans Europe Express 
10. Underworld – Dubnobasswithmyheadman 
11. Soul II Soul – Club Classics Vol. One 
12. Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92 
13. KLF – White Room 
14. Massive Attack – Blee Lines 
15. The Future Sound Of London – Accelerator 
16. Soft Cell – Non-Stop Erotic Caberet 
17. Nicolette – Let Nobody Live Rent Free In Your Head 
18. Air – Moon Safari 
19. Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back 
20. Happy Mondays – Pills N’ Thrills And Bellyaches 
21. Leftfield – Leftism 
22. Negativland – Escape From The Noise 
23. The Prodigy – Music For A Jilted Generation 
24. Basement Jaxx – Remedy 
25. Fatboy Slim – Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars 
26. 808 State – Newbuild 
27. David Holmes – Lets Get Killed 
28. New Order – Technique 
29. Portishead – Dummy 
30. Depeche Mode – Violator 
31. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 
32. Bjork – Debut 
33. Faithless – Reverence 
34. Grace Jones – Nightclubbing 
35. Plasticman – Sheet One 
36. Tricky – Maxinquaye 
37. Pet Shop Bays – Very/Relentless 
38. Throbbing Gristle – Jazz Funk Greats 
39. Nightmares On Wax – Smokers Delight 
40. Suicide – Suicide 
41. Autechre – Incunabula 
42. Moby – Play 
43. Jeff Mills – The Other Day 
44. Missy Elliott – Da Real World 
45. Felix Da Housecat – Kitten & Three Glitz 
46. Coldcut – Let Us Play 
47. Madonna – Ray Of Light 
48. Roots Manuva – Run Come Save Me 
49. The KLF – Chill Out 
Rae And Christian – Northern Sulphuric Soul 
Mixmag June 1999
1. Leftfield - Leftism
2. Massive Attack - Blue Lines
3. Daft Punk - Homework
4. Prodigy - Fat Of The Land
5. Primal Scream - Screamadelica
6. Soul II Soul - Club Classics Volume One
7. Chemical Brothers - Exit Planet Dust
8. Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman
9. Fatboy SLim - You’ve Come A Long Way Baby
10. Fingers Inc. - Another Side
11. Faithless - Reverence
12. Air - Moon Safari
13. Goldie - Timeless
14. Bjork - Debut
15. DJ Shadow - Entroducing
16. Roni Size / Reprezent - New Forms 
17. Portishead - Dummy
18. Orbital - Brown
19. Lil Louis and The World - Journey With The Lonely
20.  Happy Mondays - Pills N’ Thrills and Bellyaches

1. Sasha and Digweed - Renaissance Mix Collection 1
2. Laurent Garnier - Mixmag Live 19
3. Coldcut - Journeys By DJ: 70 Minutes Of Madness
4. David Holmes - Essential Mix 98/01
5. Etienne De Crecy - Super Discount
6. LTJ Bukem - Logical Progression Volume 1
7. V/A - FFRR Classics
8. Paul Oakenfold - Journeys By DJ Volume 5: Stadium Mix
9. Kruder and Dorfmeister - DJ Kicks
10. Jose Padilla - Cafe Del Mar Series

Happy birthday to Orsi!

As a little attempt at a special birthday mix for Orsi, I decided that as she is short and sweet, all the tracks needed to be short and sweet too so they are all 45s. And as for the choice of tracks, well she is the queen of funk and soul and all that jazz so hopefully she will find something in there that she likes.

Listen here:
Download for a very limited time an enhanced version with changing artwork with the tracks (probably my one and only attempt at this really) here: