Sunday, 26 September 2010

Songs Of Praise 26.9.10 A Moritz Von Oswald Special

Tonight from 6pm, two hours of tracks produced, mastered, mixed or in some way touch by the hand of God that it Moritz Von Oswald.

Rhythm & Sound - Music Hit You (w/ Jah Batta)
Rhythm & Sound - King In My Empire (w/ Cornel Campbell)queen in my
Rhythm & Sound - See Mi Yah (w/ Willi Williams)
Rhythm & Sound - Never Tell You
Rhythm & Sound - No Partial
Basic Channel - Presence Edit
Quadrant - Hyperprism
Carl Craig & Moritz Von Oswald - Movement 1
Basic Channel - Radiance II Edit
Basic Channel - Remake Basic Reshape
Basic Channel - Mutism
Moritz Von Oswald Trio - Pattern 2
Quadrant - Dub 2
Moritz Von Oswald Trio - Pattern 3
Quadrant - Dub 1
Basic Channel - Q-Loop
Basic Channel - Quadrant Dub I Edit
Basic Channel - Q1.1 Edit
Carl Craig and Moritz von Oswald - Villalobos "Uli, Mein Ponyhof" Remix
Basic Channel - Phylyps Trak II
Blake Baxter - One More Time (Red Planet Mix)
Basic Channel - Q1.1_I
Basic Channel - Q1.1_II
Basic Channel - Q1.1_III
Blake Baxter - Ghost
Eddie Flashin' Fowlkes & Blake Baxter - Wisdom
3MB feat. Eddie Flashin' Fowlkes - lluminism (Sun Electric Edit)
Carl Craig & Moritz Von Oswald - Movement 3
Carl Craig & Moritz Von Oswald - Movement 5
Maurizio - Domina (Carl Craig's Mind Mix)
Maurizio - M4 (B)
Jeff Mills - Late Night (Mills Mix)
Vainqueur - Lyot (Maurizio Mix)
Basic Channel - Lyot Remix Edit
Maurizio - Ploy (Strategic Mix)
3mb Feat. Juan Atkins - Die Kosmischen Kuriere

Saturday, 25 September 2010

DJs in PJs Part 12 and Welcome Walter The Good!

Saturday morning with Vlada running DJsInPjs things this week. Just a few of in this week so we got three choices each so mine were Air, Supremes and Isolee:
One noticeable absentee who did have a note from his mum to miss was Mat The Good who had the very good reason of not wanting to join in a little music game as he was instead celebrating the birth of his son, Walter this morning.
Here's a liltte Walter & Daddy inspired mix for them from me:

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Svetlana Industries: Come On Lets Go

I think it isn't really much of a secret that I love pretty much everything Svetlana Industries puts out (not sure on them over size t-shirts but thats just me), so its always nice when some new music comes along. Its even nicer when its a 19 track compilation. And its free. 
Theres a balance of names already familiar to anyone who has been following the steady rise of the label or just the beats scene in general over the past year or so such as Teebs, Jackhigh, 8Bitch, Filtercutter and Piece Of Shh... so its perhaps a brave move to kick off the set with four tracks by lesser known or brand new names. 
Of these, the opener by Demokracy really kicks things off at a frantic pace setting the tone for the couple of tracks. The light relief of the brief interlude track by Prohor is only a respite before perhaps the best known track on the compilation from 8Bitch, In The Moog For Love which appeared on Oscillations or if you're a real 8Bitch geek, has been residing in certain top 20 list for for the best part of 18 months now.
Things move a little more downbeat, experimental and weird with some more abstract noise with Prohor and spoken word library samples warning of the effects of LSD from Polyklinik and then, what at the moment my favourite of all, something that reminds me a bit of when Leftfield used to make techno with a reggae toaster on vocals, Desert Island from Piece Of Shh...
The pace picks up again with another track that has been doing the rounds for a few months, Jackhigh's Turbines but then dips back for the the slightly mad looping sound of glass shattering and staggery beats that is the Teebs closer. You just know his soon to be released lp is going to make a late surge into all the best of lists come December.
Considering this project has apparently been in the making for six months, had one or two hold ups along the way and that some of the tracks have appeared in other guises over the past few months, it is a pleasant surprise how well it all flows together (it is ideally best heard in all in one go) and that nothing stands out as being on some bandwagon that has long past. 

<a href="">Desert Island by Svetlana Industries</a>

Now its usually at this point in all my reviews of Svetlana reviews that I start going on about how much I love Toby and Andrea's dj sets and radio shows so in a break with tradition this time I'll just say Andrea's shows have been going so ridiculously from strength to strength, I'm not sure firstly how my expectations can be raised any more or secondly how heartbroken I will be the first time she ever plays something I don't love 101%. Toby's Thunderlooops shows seem to be an extended summer break at the moment but seeing as how he introduced me to James Blake, I can forgive anything and just know his return to the airwaves will coincide with me taking out an overdraft to buy 1,000 brand new missed, skipped or flipped gems.
Check them on Spaceinvader: Andrea3000 Thursdays 10-12, Thunderloops first Wednesday of the mont 6:30-8pm or Friday afternoons on that station out of Serbia. You know the one.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Beats, Rhymes and with Isaac Ssebandeke, Dean Atta,

I don't post too much new stuff on here so you know its something thats caught my eye (or ears) and I don't think enough people are shouting about it to make me put something down. That is very much the case with new rapper / poet Dean Atta who I first heard through Charlie Dark on twitter.

Here are a couple of videos he's put up on youtube and beneath is a link to download his first ep for free. His first full length album is due at the start of October and again, thats going to be on bandcamp for free for theres really no excuses to not check him out.

Brixton Sessions #22 - Dean Atta 'Fatherless Nation' from Blindeye | Films on Vimeo.

On a similar tip is Isaac Ssebandeke, again I name I heard through twitter and again with poetry / spoken word / rhymes to get off bandcamp for free Ssebandeke

FInal birthday Round Up

Just a final round-up of a couple of mixes dedicated to my birthday from very good friends and all round music know-it-alls, Blackclassical and Orsii:

Thank you both so much!
See Saturdays post for more self indulgent celebrations!

Happy birthday Mixcloud

Tomorrow marks the first birthday of Mixcloud and through their blog, they asked for special anniversary mixes. I chose to take the route that mixcloud and spaceinvader has introduced me to a ton of new artists and labels this past 12 months so this mix highlights some of them which should be familiar names if you follow my mixes but perhaps all total unknowns if you don't. Either way - enjoy!

Kissey Asplund - Move Me (NoRequests Edit)
Semtek - Idiotopolis (Mr. Beatnick mix)
B-Ju - Dog Day (1000names Remix)
D'Angelo - Mine (No Requests* Edit)
Zomby - The Lie (1000names remix) 
Fauxhemian - Iris
Loops Haunt - Dusk Mechanics (Samoyed Remix)
Fauxhemian - Xiuhtecuhtli
Billy Paul - See The Light (Marbert Loft Dedication Edit)
Semtek - Are You Here?
Hercules - Seven Ways to Jack Edit (Tape To Tape) (Marbert Edit)
Semtek - The Bells (Vox)
Fauxhemian - Veil
Bake - The Logical Direction To Take
Bnjmin - Blocks
Fauxhemian - Rise of the 12th Galaxy
Golau Glau - Placer Hush
Burial - U Hurt Me (Svpreme Fiend Mix)
Burial & Four Tet - Wolf Club (Svpreme Fiend Mix)
Piece of Shh... - Bad Boy Dub
Fauxhemian - Fantasma de la Montaña
Svpreme Fiend - Downfall
Svpreme Fiend - I (Feat. Mike Roland)
Sunn O))) - Báthory Erzsébet (Svpreme Fiend Mix)
Svpreme Fiend - Killer 
Filtercutter - 1UP (Ramadanman Refix)
Worriedaboutsatan - Pissing About (Golau Glau's Hyper Hyper Re-Mash)
Teebs & Jackhigh - Clutch
Erykah Badu - Didn't Cha Know (mmmf. Love is Life Edit)
Singing Statues - Off The Axis
Golau Glau - A Better Drinker
Samoyed - Message From The East (Lost In Translation)

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Songs Of Praise 1st Anniversary 19.9.10 with Cubikmusik and Paul Riley

Tonight from 6pm, a 4 hour special to mark one year of Songs Of Praise on Space Invader Radio.

Requests bit:
Peven Everett - Gabrielle (Paula Grooveparlor TV)
Althia And Donna - Uptown Top Ranking (DJ Guinness)
John Holt - Ali Baba (DJ Hoop)
Radiohead - Reckoner (Flying Lotus Remix) (Vlada Stojanovic)
The Gaslamp Killer - Turk Mex (Carlos Sound In Silence)
Spacek - Eve (Bryn Trust In Dust)
Raashad Ahmad - If I (Evan Confused Eclectic)
Them - It's all over now baby blue (Bandshelll)
Babe Ruth - The Mexican (Bkcl)
Commodores - Machine gun (Tim Tea And Cake)
Stevie Wonder - I Wanna Make Her Love Me (Orsi)
Rodny P - Nice Up (Yam Who) (Matt McArthur)
The Advisory Circle - And The Cuckoo Comes (Golau Glau)
One Dove - Fallen (Martin Coane)
Pariah - Orpheus (Matt The Good)
Streets - Has It Come To This (Andrea 3000)

Paul's bit:
Steve Ponidexter - Work That Motherfucker
Parris Mitchell - Ghetto Shout Out!
Kim English - Nite Life (Armand Van Helden Retail Mix)
Moodymann - Lake Shore Drive (Todd Terje Edit)
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
GQ  - Disco Nights(Rock Freak) (Frico Edit)
Roska - I Need Love
Four Tet & Burial - Moth
Floating Points - Love Me Like This
Reel To Reel - Love Me Like This
Kenny Dope Presents The Mad Racket - Supa (Deep In Brooklyn Mix)
Cutty Ranks - Who Se Me Dun
Tanya Stevens - Yuh Nah Ready Fi Dis Yet
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - AInt Nothing Like The Real Thing (Marc Rapson Edit)
Bobby Reed - Time Is Right
The Roots & Jill Scott - Complexity
Jackson 5 - Buttercup
Doris Troy - I'll Do Anything
Trina & Lil Wayne - Don't Trip (8Bitch Edit)
Bei Bei & Shawn Lee - Make Me Stronger (Floating Points Remix)
Ecstasy, Passion & Pain - Touch and Go (Tom Moulton 1987 Extended Remix)

Cubikmusik's bit:
Portformat feat. Shuanise - Fairy Child (Ronni Vindahl Boogie Remix)
Soldiers of Twilight  - Believe (New Mastersounds Remix)
Dave Samuels - New Math
The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - Pimp
Snowman Jack - Street Corner Music
James Brown - Stone Fox
Lee Fields & The Expressions - Last Ride
Erykah Badu - Soldier (Mark Wayward remix)
Aretha Franklin - One Step Ahead (Featurecast Re-Edit Feat Marvin Gaye)
The Marvelettes - Too Many Fish In The Sea (B.cause OOH Edit)
Ghostpoet - Love Confusion
3 Titans - The Life Of A Scholar
Blundetto - Lonely Is The Night
Grooveman Spot - Affection (feat. Ahu)
Shafiq Husayn - Lil Girl (feat. Fatima)
Asheru feat. Talib Kweli - Mood Swing

Cubikmusik and Paul's joint bit:
Flourgon & Ninjaman - Zig It Up
Tony Toni Tone - Couldn't Keep It To Myself
Delfonics - La La Means I Love You
Fingathing - You Fly Me
Bill Withers - Make A Smile (Trishes Edit)
The Roots / Erykah Badu - You Got Me (Blu Mar Ten Bootleg Mix)
The Fugees - Ready Or Not (DJ Zinc Remix)
Marvin Gaye  - Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
Marvin Gaye - Whats Going On (JSki Mix)
Mos Def - Umi Says

Saturday, 18 September 2010

They say it's my birthday!!

Me, Roods Manuva, Xzibit, Sol Campbell - the best in every field celebrate their birthday today.
Thanks firstly to Paula Harris and Steve 'Miggedy' Maestro for the birthday dedication in last nights Grooveparlor TV show:

This mornings DJsInPjs by Matt The Good had to have a couple of birthday tunes in so I went for The Sugarcubes and Jimi Hendrix
Tonights brand new Orsi show on spaceinvader has a special section in for me somewhere so if it wasn't already (and it is) essential listening, well now it definitely is.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Songs of Praise 12.9.10

Tonight's show is for Cubikmusik, Charlie Dark and Run Dem Crew. A couple of weeks ago I was inspired by RDC to take up running and I promised Cubik that if it killed me, he could have my reggae records. This show is the "look at what you could have won if I had died" mix. Expect plenty of cracks, pops and jumps as this is strictly vinyl.

Sophia George - Girlie Girlie
Winner All Stars - Girl Rush
Rula Brown - Lovey Dovey 
Rula Brown - Lovey Dovey (Version)
Mighty Two - Calico Suit
Althia & Donna - Up Town Top Ranking
Pappa Ranking and the Lionhearts - Marijuana
Pappa Ranking and the Lionhearts - Falling In Love
Rula Brown -  Journeyman
Jahmiga - Whiskey Bar (Version)
King Kong - He Was A Friend
King Kong - He Was A Friend (Version)
King Kong - Try Not I 
King Kong - Try Not I (Version)
Country Culture - Make Poverty History
Lutan Fyan - Whitewash Walls
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Crisis (Version)
Audrey Hall - Eight Little Notes
Audrey Hall - One Dance Won't Do
Culture - Jah Pretty Face
Culture - Natty Dread Taking Over
The Astronauts - Pretty Islands
The Astronauts - Cool Down
Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Upsetters - Kojak
Young Dillinger - Ensome City Skank
Young Dillinger - Boloman Skank
Horace Andy - Skylarking
Horace Andy - Love Hangover
The Clash - Rockers Galore … UK Tour (Mikey Dread Version)
The Upsetters - Rhythm Version
U-Roy - Earthquake
Ultravox! - Young Savage

DJs in PJs Part 10

Sorry for the late upping of this one from yesterday mornings session. This week it was back to Matt McArthur, The Overtime Man to do the duties and my selections were (birthday boy last Friday) Roy Ayers with Masters At Work and because I'd heard it in that great Kode 9 & Burial mix this week, Erykah Badu.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Juke / Footwork Mix

I thought I'd do a little Juke mix. I'm not saying its any good, but its a first attempt. No re-editing or sorting out afterwards, just a bit of transposing to make it (to my ears) sound a little less mental.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Mary Anne Hobbs Leaving Radio One

Firstly, I hadn't really been checking if / what people had been downloading off here for a week or two because it seemed to me that I wasn't really put anything new or that interesting up and no-one was bothering listening to anything so it was a bit of a surprise that all the numbers had shot up, even some older stuff that had had no listens before. Maybe there is a bit more call for me to put stuff up than I realised, so I'll try to make up for the lack of recent activity now.
Now tonight marks the end of Mary Anne Hobbs show on Radio One. Don't get me wrong - I am a big fan and any criticisms I'm about to make must be balanced out with the fact that over the years she has introduced me to hundreds of great tracks I would never have heard anywhere else, especially in the years before the internet when I taped her show religiously.
I know her legacy will be for breaking dubstep to the masses and I guess that's definitely justified but to me there was a lot more to her shows than that - both for the better and worse. I don't really want this to be negative really so I'll keep this bit brief but, to me, she did have a few years lost in the wilderness after big beat died but before dark garage / dubstep came along. Some of the stuff she played and guests booked sort of from '99 to maybe even as late as '03 were either questionable (Sister Bliss and Faithless?) or instantly forgettable (hmmm..... nope, it's gone). 
Some of my favourite memories are the night Roni Size made a new track live out of samples listeners phoned in (I tell you, kids don't know they're born these days!), The Wall Of Sound birthday parties (I think 5th and 6th - certainly when Jon Carter just took over proceedings), how much Mary Anne would go all school-girly whenever Richard Fearless of Death In Vegas came in,  the night Suicide came back, the time she went on holiday and David Holmes and Portishead took over for a couple of weeks (this was when the show was still 4 nights a week), Steinski and Plus 1 back to back turntablism, the Tim Burgess set (if anyone has this mp3ed, drop me a note - its a classic in this household) but perhaps best of all - the fact you had to get the tracklists on Ceefax! (God, the kids these days etc etc...). I'm trying to think of mistakes / things going wrong / guests not showing up type tales but I must have forgotten anything like that over the years. 
So the mixes I have digitally (one day I will get round to sorting them tapes out before they disintegrate to nothing). 
Primal Scream : Although the Aphrodite 'Woman that rolls' sample was warmly familiar, I'd completely forgotten about "You are about to enter a big beat zone!" speech bit at the start of the mixes! Retrospectively, we are probably thankfully that this Scream Team mix didn't take us into a big beat zone at all, instead going for the all over the shop approach dropping jazz, reggae, kraut, punk. It dates a bit better than what I could guess would have been on the rest of the show - Fatboy Slim, Skint, Wall Of Sound etc.
Spiritulized : This is a live session, not the classic award winning Jason Pierce mix but I like the bits inbetween the session tracks, it gives a really good reminder of how good the Breezeblock was - pretty eclectic, a classic in there with brand new stuff and a mention of The Bluetones!
Bjork : One of the all time greats. I remember the night this went out thinking it was something very special and there was a lot of hype around it, Bjork playing childhood nursery rhyme favourites and Public Enemy.
Dr Octogan : I guess this must have been just before the show changed names to Experimental, a short little mental mix from Kool Keith
Kode 9 Presents Burial : A mix of tracks promoting the first lp. You've got to give her credit, once Mary Anne got onto dubstep, she got into it big time.
I think I will forever associate Mary Anne with just one word: "Mighty!" (she did seem to describe everyone as mighty for a good few years) but I think it needs taking back and applying to Mary Anne herself.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Songs of Praise 5.9.10

It’s me again, yes, how did you guess ’Cause last time you were really impressed as Betty Boo said. Tonight is a bit weird and wonderful, everything for dad rock to ‘dad, I’m worried our son is on drugs’ rock.

Del Close & John Brent - How to Speak Hip Introduction
Dan McCurdy - Drugs... and What Your Own Child Won't Tell You Introduction
Moondog - Theme And Variations
Dan McCurdy - Marijuana
Delia Derbyshire - Blue Veils and Golden Sands
Dan McCurdy - LSD
Delia Derbyshire - Tutankhamun's Egypt
Keith Fullerton Whitman - Variations for Oud & Synthesizer Side A (33 RPM)
Unknown - King Lear Speech
Delia Derbyshire - Planetarium
Del Close & John Brent - Basic Hip
Delia Derbyshire - Music of Spheres
Del Close & John Brent - The Loose Wig
Delia Derbyshire - Track 01
Delia Derbyshire - Delia's Theme
Anthony Newley & Delia Derbyshire - Moogies Bloogies
Delia Derbyshire with Barry Bermange - Dreams (Edit B)
The Beach Boys - Heroes And Villains (Intro)
The Beach Boys - Concert Intro
The Beach Boys - The Elements Part 1: Fire (Unknown Take)
Unknown - The Beatles Arrival in America
The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows (Take 1)
The Beatles - Dig It (Glyn Johns Version)
Captain Beefheart - Hard Workin' Man
Frank Zappa - The Gumbo Variation
Link Wray - Rumble
Severed Heads - Dead Eyes Open
Fad Gadget - Blind Eyes
Tuxedomoon - 59 To 1
Fad Gadget - Collapsing New People
Supermax - Lovemachine
Tom Vek - I Ain't Saying My Goodbyes
New Order - Ceremony (1st Version)
The B-52s - Follow Your Bliss         
Devo - Auto Modown
Lorez Alexandria - I'm Wishin'
Nancy Wilson - Ode To Billie Joe
Bobbie Gentry - Okolona River Bottom Band
Bobbie Gentry - Bugs
Led Zeppelin - Friends
The Minders - Hooray For Tuesday
The Zombies - Care Of Cell 44
Big Star - Nightime
Big Star - Thirteen
Nico - Afraid
Hank Williams - They'll Never Take Her Love From Me
Hank  Williams - Lost Highway
Neil Young - Birds
Willie Nelson - Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain

Saturday, 4 September 2010

DJs in PJs Part 9

Part One of the me being everywhere you turn weekend is the Saturday morning DjsInPjs session, this week hosted by Tim of TeaAndCakeRecords. Check the mix below and should you really care, my choices were Flying Lotus / Lil Wayne and Faith Evans which I put in as I think Matt No Requests (the man behind the edit) might need a laugh this weekend.