Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Winter Chill Mix

The snow has finally arrived here! Well a bit. So here's yet another Winter chill themed mix.
Don't worry - it's fairly short (by my standards) at under 30 mins and mostly around 100bpm.

Steve Reich - Come Out
Peverelist & Hyetal - Hum
Matthew Dear - Gem
Plastikman - Sickness
Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit - 7 204-7 (Burnt Friedman Remix)
Arthur Russell and The Flying Hearts featuring Allen Ginsberg - Ballad Of The Lights
8Bitch - Orpheus (Claude Speeed (American Men) Remix)
Theo Parrish - Soul Control
Lukid - Spiller
Caribou - Sun (Midland Re-Edit)
Speedy J - Beam Me Up!
Plastikman - Panik Attack

Monday, 29 November 2010

8bitch OUT NOW!

Finally someone has come to their senses and actually given the world a proper 8Bitch record for us to love and cherish as today sees the release of her Equinox EP on Seed Records.

Lead track Orpheus reminds me off something Aphex Twin or Squarepusher might do; the rapid fire machine gun beats, crunching electronic noise mixed with the softest ambient spacey synths.
If the rest of the ep wears it's IDM influences on its sleeve, Hathor is (perhaps a touch surprisingly) the only UK Funky style track with soft female "oohh ahhh" vocals until halfway it flips to a(n almost) rave piano. I say surprising only because I assume people would perhaps think of Maya as a dubstep / bass producer with tracks already appearing on dubstep compilations, and I think this ep just goes to show that not only do her mixes take in all styles of hip hop, crunk, techno and electro, her own productions also follow suit.

Astarte is again back to that selected ambient crunk sound and is perhaps closest to the In The Moog track from the Oscillations and Svetlana compilation.
Isis (or Rustles as it might be known to other 8Bitch obsessives from back in the summer) finishes us off with yet more sweat swirling, twinkling synths drifting off to some warped idea of cbeebies bedtime theme.

I have been waiting for this record for nearly two years and I am so pleased that the results mean the wait was well worth it. Now hopefully the eagerly anticipated follow up won't take quite so long.


Buy it directly from Seed here or all the usual places seem to have it in (including HMV!) but move quick because it is limited to 250 copies.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Songs Of Praise 28.11.10

Tonight from 6pm, we sold are turntables and bought guitars.
MC5 – Looking at You
T. Rex – Solid Gold Easy Action
The Breeders – Cannonball
Nirvana – Love Buzz
Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing
Sonic Youth – Thunderclap For Bobby Pyn
Buzzcocks – What Do I Get?
Joy Division – Digital
Bow Wow Wow – C30 C60 C90 Go!
The Moving Sidewalks – 99th Floor
The Sonics – Money (That’s What I Want)
The Sonics – He’s Waitin’
ZZ Top – I Thank You
The Stooges – T.V. Eye
The Stooges – I Wanna Be Your Dog
The Stooges – 1969
Killing Joke – Wardance
The Who – Shout And Shimmy
The Who – Leaving Here
Nazz – Open My Eyes
The Kinks – A Well Respected Man
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band – Autumn’s Child
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band – Zig-Zag Wanderer
The Faces – True Blue
Canned Heat – Whiskey and Wimmen’
Bobby Fuller Four – I Fought the Law
Kitty Daisy & Lewis – Honolulu Rock-A Roll-A
Jerry Lee Lewis – High School Confidential
Little Richard – Lucille
Buddy Holly and The Crickets – Not Fade Away
The Beatles – Happiness Is A Warm Gun
Free – Mr Big
The Pretty Things – Grass
Rare Earth – Hum Along And Dance
The Clash – Ghetto Defendant
Jimi Hendrix – Pali Gap
Led Zeppelin – You’re Time Is Gonna Come

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Piece Of Shh..

I always like to hear new things from one of my favourite labels this year and this week sees the release of their third single, this time from fellow Belgrade resident, Piece Of Shh.. (a.k.a. producer Goran Simonoski) called 'Diablo Riddim'.

As a real marker of how far the label has come in a year, they have managed to drag Zomby away from picking fights with Roska and (possibly) stealing samples from Russian women on Youtube, to drop his first new remix since March. The second remix in the package comes from underrated Spanish producer Hektagon, expect to hear more from him in 2011.


Buy the record and digital (and all the label's entire back catalogue) from

The video for the Zomby remix

A new mixtape by Piece Of Shh.. also appeared on the Lowriders blog in the last few days, a mix of dubstep, reggae and theres even a couple of rave classics in there too. Well worth checking here

Svetlana are also giving away a free track not on either the vinyl or digital release through the blogs called 'You're Gonna Love It Too'

And for just a little bit of cross promotion, if you want to hear another unreleased Piece Of Shh.. track, there is one featured in this mix by some waste of space called me: here

Follow Piece Of Shh.. on twitter at http://twitter.com/pieceofshh
and Svetlana Industries at http://twitter.com/SvetlanaHQ

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Songs Of Praise 21.11.10

Last proper show of the year for me I think (the long awaited return of Cubik with his Korean nose flute shit you ain't ready for yet then some specials throughout December) so I'd better make it a good one. A touch of jazz / afro / hip hop / northern / disco and soul so hopefully something for everyone but I really had Orsi, Vlada and Paula's opinions in mind when putting it together so I've probably let them down.

The Budos Band - Ephra
Fela Kuti - My Lady Frustration
Mahmoud Ahmed - Tezeta
Tamba Trio - Mania de Maria
Lil' Wyte - Do It Fluid
Whitefield Brothers - Taisho
Betty Wright - Where Is The Love
Sly Stone - Loose Booty
Billy Ball & The Upsetters feat. Roosevelt Matthews - African Suspense
Funkees - Akula Owu Onyeara
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Sankofa
Keith Mansfield - Funky Fanfare
Os Mutantes - A Minha Menina [My Girl]
Joe Cuba - Chichon (Juan Ramon)
Ray Barretto - Soul Drummers
Nina Simone - Baltimore
Lord King Domino - Avenging The Death
Tuff Crew - Danger Zone Assault (Instrumental)
Guilty Simpson - Before The Verdict  (Mr. Price Protect the Name Mix)
Salvadors - Stick By Me Baby
Martha Starr - Love Is The Only Solution
Carla Whitney - War
Willie Mitchell - Bootleg
The Tomangoes - I Really Love You
Willie Mitchell - Up Hard
Salvadors - Stick By Me Baby
Robert Thomas - Salvation
Ohio Players - Ecstasy
Brother Jesse Jackson and the Mighty Wings over Zion Singers - Can't Nobody Take You There
Hugh Roy Junior - Lets Make Love
Flourgan and Sanchez - Mi Love Mi Girl Bad
Desmond Dekker and The Aces - Mother Long Tongue
Ed Cobb - Tainted Love
Krystol - After The Dance Is Through
Kinky Foxx - So Different (Long Vocal Version)
Eddie Bo and Inez Cheathem - A Lover and a Friend
Foster Sylvers - Misdemeanor
Marvin Gaye - Lonely Lover
Michael Jackson - Who's Lovin' You (The Stripped Mix)

Saturday, 20 November 2010

DJs in PJs Part 19 Back to me

My turn again on DjsInPjs. Bit of a short minimix this week, only 8 tracks and one of them is 14 minutes long. My choices were Nina Gordon, Rotary Connection and Herbie Hancock.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Songs Of Praise 14.11.10

I think I must have listened to Paula's show from last week too many times (no, that's not possible) as tonight's show is still on the house / disco / garage vibe after she showed us how it should be done. Up at 6pm

Gwen Guthrie - Peanut Butter (Larry Levan Remix)
The Joubert Singers - Stand On The Word (Larry Levan Remix)
Tracy Weber - Sure Shot (Larry Levan Mix)
Man Friday - Winners (Larry Levan Demo Mix / Alkalino Edit)
Starshine - All I Need Is You (Francois Kervorkian Mix)
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam - Let The Beat Hit' Em (The Brand New Super Pumped Up C+C Vocal Club Mix)
Discreet Unit - Written In Our Nature (Original Mix)
Deep Space Orchestra - Play Or Get Played
The Mighty Clouds Of Joy - Love Is Everything (Black Cock Edit)
Dynamic Rockers - With Music
Idris Muhammad - Could Heaven Ever Be Like This (Leftside Wobble Edit)
Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover (Dimitri From Paris Re-Edit)
Shaboom - Sweet Sensation (Mick's Discotizer Mix)
Peven Everett - Stuck (Karizma Elektrik Re-Rub)
Peven Everett - Stuck (Danny Krivit Re-Edit)
Me'Shell Ndegéocello - Who Is He And What Is He To You (Danny Tenaglia's Nydc Mix)
Lil' Louis - Wargames
Shackleton - Blood On My Hands (Ricardo Villalobos Apocalypso Now Remix)
Aphex Twin - Analogue Bubblebath
Danny Tenaglia - Elements
Resonance - Yellow Train
Together - Together
Sneaker Pimps - Spin Spin Sugar (Armand's Dark Garage Mix)

Monday, 8 November 2010

Songs Of Praise 8.11.10 - 365 Days at SIR

To mark exactly one year to the day of my first show, here's a little special made up of one track from each show I've done played in the order they appeared from the mixed bag of madness that was 8.11.09 to the Tim Goldsworthy mix a couple of weeks ago.

Sylvia Striplin - You Can't Turn Me Away

Wally Badarou - Spider Woman

Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek - Too Late (Instrumental)

Spoonie G and The Treacherous Three - Love Rap

Bei Bei & Shawn Lee feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow - Make Me Stronger (Floating Points Remix)

Ty - So U Want Morre? (Refix) (Featuring Roots Manuva)

London Posee - Money Man

Efdemin - Acid Bells (Martyn's Dark mix)

Slum Village - Fall In Love

Loleatta Holloway - Dreamin (Acapella)

Donae'o - Riot Music (Skream! Remix)

Little Richard - I Don't Want To Discuss It

Shafiq Husayn - Evil Man (Flying Lotus Remix)

Radiohead - Everything In The Right Place (Jonny Miller Edit)

Steve Reid Ensemble - Lions Of Juda

Esso Five - I Want you Back (Big J Edit)

Sunn O))) - Báthory Erzsébet (Svpreme Fiend Mix)

Boards Of Canada - Music Is Math

Soundstream - Live Goes On

Roni Size/Reprazent - Heroes (Origin Unknown Remix)

Nicole Wray - Make It Hot (ft. Missy Elliot)

Theophilus London - Cold Pillow

Tweet - Ooops (M&Ms Sexual Healing Bootleg) Nuff Wish (Michael Ruetten Edit)

Big Star - Thirteen

Horace Andy - Skylarking

The Advisory Circle - And The Cuckoo Comes

Rhythm & Sound - King In My Empire (w/ Cornel Campbell)

Dean Atta - Key to the City

LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Songs Of Praise 7.11.10 with Paula Harris Groove Parlor TV

Tonight friend, listener and supporter since day dot, media mogul, music tech geek, friend to the stars and all round superstar Paula Harris of GrooveparlorTV guest hosts the show. She kindly says of us an ‘excellent show that support indies, namely Chicago-made music. Honored to share what’s in my crates!’
Michael Jackson x Tall Black Guy Productions – We Can Ride The Boogie
Dam-Funk – Paradise
Sawandi (Defiance in the Shadows mix)  ft. Jah 9, Zumbi & The Ghost – Galdino Pataxo Warrior
Aniba Hotep and the Sol Collective ft. Milytant – Drawn To You
No I.D. ft. Dug Infinite – Sky’s The Limit
Macado Music – Disko
Macado Music ft. Mr. Wol – Not Coming Down
Roy Davis Jr. ft Peven Everrett – Gabriel
Jamie Principle – Waiting on My Angel
On The House -Ride The Rhythm (Marshall Jefferson version)
Julie Dexter Make You Dance – (Miggedy’s Jumpin Jazzin remix)
Jill Scott – Golden (Kris Full Vocal Mix)
Lil Louis – Clap
Loletta Holloway – Hit And Run (DJ Rahaan edit)
Janelle Monae – Dance Or Die (Nirobi edit)
Alexander Robotnick – Problemes d’Amour
Sister Sledge – Thinking Of You (Dimitri from Paris remix)
Chic – Open Up
T-Connection – Do What You Wanna Do
Hamilton Bohannon – Let’s Start A Dance (Paul Raymond remix)
Peven Everett – Burning Hot (original vocal mix)
Duran Duran – Faith In This Colour
Liam C & Jenny Fu – Delve Deeper
Karizma – A Deepah Dubbin Than

Saturday, 6 November 2010

DJs in PJs Part 18 Martin Coane

More morning madness, this week delivered by Martin of The Motherchip
My choices were Suba / Zero dB and the Diwali riddim cut-up with Heralds Of Change by myself

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Tuesday afternoon raving

Back to '91 thanks to Charlie Dark chatting about old jungle / rave tapes on twitter so here's part of the classic Pet SHop Boys week takeover of daytime Radio 1 back in the day. I think the full line up was Sasha, Kenny Ken, Frankie Knuckles, Carl Cox and Dave Seaman. Here's the first two:

Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit / Mark Ernestus / Wareika Hill Sounds

Some new bits I've picked up this week, on a bit of a Rhythm & Sound tip

Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit

Wareika Hill Sounds