Saturday, 30 October 2010

DJs in PJs Part 17 The Confused Eclectic

Evan The  Confused Eclectic stepped up on the DjsInPjs duties this morning. A bit of a back to the 90s mix in some parts
My choices this week (no download for Come As You Are as its my vinyl rip and so I'm not entirely happy it sounds 100% perfect)

Friday, 29 October 2010

The best of the Cubikmusik reggae selection

As a little follow up and thank you to everyone who listened and loved the Gregory Isaacs mix, and to tie in with my first anniversary on Space Invader Radio next week, I thought I'd do another little reggae mix. 
All of these tracks have featured in the Cubikmusik Reggae Selection of Songs Of Praise (Sundays 6-8pm (GMT)) at some point over the year, most originating from Cubik's blog or played because he loves them. 
Thanks again to everyone who has been checking my stuff this week - it is really appreciated.

John Holt - Ali Baba
Sophia George - Girlie Girlie
Melaaz - Non, Non, Non
Dawn Penn - No, No, No
Flourgon And Ninjaman - Zig It Up
Shabba Ranks - Mr. Loverman (New World Mix)
Cutty Ranks - Who Se Me Dun
Spice - Rude Boy Love (feat. Pinchers)
Tanya Stephens - Yuh Nuh Ready Fi Dis Yet
Chaka Demus And Pliers - Murder She Wrote
Pliers - Bam Bam
Sizzla - Di Gyal Dem So Cute Remix (Bam Bam Riddim)
Sister Nancy - Bam Bam
The Paragons - Tide Is High
Desmond Dekker & The Aces - 007 (Shanty Town)
Al Barry & The Cimarons - Morning sun
Sugar Minott - Leggo The Dread
Dandy Livingston - Rudy A Message To You
Dennis Brown - Black Magic Woman
Susan Cadogan - Hurt So Good
Phyllis Dillon - The Love That A Woman Should Give A Man
Barrington Levy - Under Mi Sensi
Chaka Demus And Pliers - Tease Me

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Arthur Russell and The Flying Hearts featuring Allen Ginsberg

I picked up this new (well old) limited release from Arthur Russell on a recommendation from Mr Beatnick and thought I'd rip it to use in a show but thought also more people should hear it and seeing as how I only saw one place selling it online (here), I'm guessing a lot of people might have missed it.

Monday, 25 October 2010


Just a few little observations on my first (and no doubt last) popular mix on mixcloud which has kind of rocketed away this evening - I think entirely down to the fact people saw the name Gregory Isaacs, only knew the track from the Night Nurse adverts and wanted to hear more now he has died. As mine is the only mix up, everyone was forced to listen to me.

Now this got me thinking (these aren't in any order - just ramblings off the top of my head):
1. It proves talent plays no role in popularity - That mix was probably the most thrown together thing I've done, whereas things which have taken hours of digging, ripping, mixing and editing usually get 3 listens.
2. It doesn't take any promotion on my part to have a hit - Apart from the auto tweet that is first generated, I didn't put the link up again ever as I generally don't.
3. Clearly no-one reads this blog - As soon as the mixcloud counter hit 100 listens I put the mix available to listen and download on with the link back here. In the same time that mixcloud reached another 250 listens, the link had 4 listens and 3 downloads
4. The only person who left any comment in any of the places where the mix was upped, was the very first listener on mixcloud who I'm guessing probably was quite a big fan of Gregory Isaacs in the first place.

I have no problem that no-one listens or reads my stuff usually - I don't think its particularly interesting or insightful or anywhere near as good as what a billion other people do a lot better but I just really hope that maybe just a couple of the 400+ and counting also listen to maybe the Rhythm & Sound mix - well if they like reggae, its not impossible, and maybe just maybe actually go and buy a Basic Channel record or something. I think my dream is one day someone says 'I heard this because of you and so I went out and bought it'. It hasn't happened yet.

RIP Gregory Isaacs

RIP Gregory Isaacs who has died this morning from liver cancer. Check the fine words of Wrongtom here and the BBC Caribbean report 

Listen to short mix I knocked up this afternoon here:
Download the mix here:

Gregory Isaacs - Do You Ever
Impact Allstars - Do You Ever Version
Gregory Isaacs - Bad Da
Gregory Isaacs - Hold Tight 
Gregory Isaacs - Gotta Say Bye Bye
Gregory Isaacs - Lovers Magic
Big Youth - Movie Man 
Gladstone Anderson - Movie Man Version
Gregory Isaacs - Late Date
Gregory Isaacs - Work Up A Sweat
Gregory Isaacs - I'll Be On My Way
Gregory Isaacs And Fredrica Tibbs - I'm Gone

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Songs Of Praise 24.10.10 Lostbahnhof Special with Paul Riley and Semtek

This weekend is a Lostbahnhof special on Songs Of Praise (Sunday 6-8pm). Tying in with their event this Saturday (see all details below), we welcome a guest mix hosted by Semtek and a special 'Tim Goldsworthy Productions and Mixes' set from me.

Unkle - Berry Meditation (Original Mix) (Mo Wax)
M.I.A. - Paper Planes (DFA Remix) (XL) 
The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony (James Lavelle Remix) (Hut)
David Holmes - My Mate Paul (Holmes And Goldsworthy Mix) (Go! Beat)
Primal Scream - Blood Money (Creation)
Metro Area - Orange Alert (DFA Remix) (Environ)
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop (T&T Version) (White)
The Rapture - I Need Your Love (Ewan Pearson's Friends With Girls Mix)
Hercules & Love Affair - Blind (Frankie Knuckles Remix) (ft. Antony Hegarty) (DFA)
Joakim - Lonely Hearts (Loving Hands Remix By Tim Goldsworthy Edit) (!K7)
LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 Part 3 (DFA)
LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge (DFA)
Maarten Van Der Vleuten - Duketown/Duketech (Signum)
Hutton Drive - Chord Memories (Seventh Sign)
A Made Up Sound - Disconnect (Clone)
Theo Parrish - Sky Walking (Peacefrog)
Marshall Jefferson vs. Noosa Heads - Mushrooms (Salt City Orchestra Mix) (Airtight)
Delano Smith - Metropolis (Juergen Junker Mix) (Third Ear)
Losoul - Raw Beauty (Luke Solomon Remix) (Playhouse)
John Roberts - Maroon (Dial)
Low Low - Lownly (Millions Of Moments)
Classic Man - Mellow (Ambient Mix) (Nervous)
Donnacha Costello - Miss Synclaviera (Minimise)
Oni Ayhun - Untitled (Oni Ayhun Records)


Saturday, 23 October 2010

Djs in PJs Part 16 Tea and Cake Records

This week, Tim T&C takes us on a weird trip through all kinds of crazy crap.
Apologies, my choices were kind of both crazy

Thursday, 21 October 2010

RIP Ari Up

Sad news this morning that The Slits Ari Up has died aged just 48.

For much better words than I could do, these tributes from Joe Muggs and Everett True are must reads.

Here is their classic Peel session from '77 via alainfinkielkrautrock.blogspot 

Sunday, 17 October 2010

DJ Dub

Here's a little Sunday evening soothing mix from Space Invader Team Thursday member, DJ Dub of Jim'll Mix It

Also check his stuff on mixcloud at:
And some more bits and bobs on his recently updated: site

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Djs in PJs Part 15 - the man like Cubikmusik

Cubikmusik on morning duties for the last time before his hols

And one of my choices, Steel An Skin got a little bit of praise, so here it is in all its glory. My other choice this week was an old Lukid as his new ones just dropped and is pretty much essential.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Some new(ish) bits and bobs

I thought I'd try something a bit different, it might turn into a regular idea. Or not. Anyway, I noticed the fairtilizer had changed recently to official fm so I thought I'd have another go at using it. I thought to kick off I'd just stick up some of the records I ripped for the last show so no-one can complain that I'm giving away good quality copies (they are all a bit too loud and distorting) and they are only up as streaming so go and buy them yourselves!

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Songs Of Praise 10.10.10 with guest Fauxhemian / Bandshelll

Tonight from 6pm with a guest mix from Fauxhemian / Bandshelll and a box of new(ish) bits and bobs from me.

Paul Riley

Dean Atta - Key to the City
Balam Acab - Dream Out
Kanye West - Devil In A New Dress
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Will You Still Love Me
Babe, Terror - A Capital Federal (Appleblim & Arkist Rework)
69 - Desire
Four Tet - Angel Echoes (Jon Hopkins Remix)
Balam Acab - See Birds (Sun)
Jamie Woon - Night Air
Jamie Woon - Night Air (Ramadanman Refix)
Erykah Badu - On & On (Pariah Remix)
Babe, Terror - Summertime Our League (Four Tet Rework)
Virgo Four - Lites Go Out
Bakongo - Ahmara
Kyle Hall - Golden Moments
Dean Atta - Goodbye
Commix - Be True (Burial Remix)
Izumo - Open Water Scuba Instructor #262660

Bandshelll Space Invader Guest Mix

El-B vs Kelis - Get Along With You
El-B - Know What I'm Talking About
Zomby - Expert Tuition
Actress - Hazylude
Rammellzee & Disk - No Guts No Galaxy
Gza / The Genius - 4th Chamber
Group Home - Sacrifice
Devin The Dude - The Dude
Burial - Forgive
Fugazi - Turkish Disco
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Vacuum Boots
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Bold  As  Love 

RIP Solomon Burke

I've just seen on the news that one of the great soul singers was lost this morning; Solomon Burke at the age of 70.
I guess most people know him for Cry To Me from Dirty Dancing or Everybody Needs Somebody To Love from The Blues Brothers but here a few of the artists that took his track Get Out Of My Life Woman and flipped it for one of the ultimate breaks:


And the timeless

DJs in PJs Part 14

This week it was the turn of Barry Guffy of The Carriage Clock on duties

I stuck in birthday boy Lennon, Aaliyah, The Trammps after seeing Cubik had put in the Mary J sampling track and Rufus Thomas. 

Saturday, 2 October 2010

DJs in PJs Part 13

Unlucky 13 for some? ....don't really know what to finish that with - make your own punchlines! Anyway, looks like DJsInPjs has made it to no. 13 with Bryn Trust In Dust on duties this week. My choices this week were Carol Williams (did you spot the Onra sample?), the new(ish) Kanye (did you spot the Smokey sample?) and James Carr (who thank God I have never heard anyone try to sample, they would have to die)