Monday, 30 May 2011

Bandshell on teaandcakerecords

This morning saw the release of our third ep from teaandcakerecords. This time it's some dark, brooding, deep, atmospheric dubstep from man of mystery Bandshell.

I say mystery because it is very hard to pin down and true facts about him. I have known him for about 18 months now and still don't know that much about him. I knew him by at least three different aliases before only recently finding out his real name. I know the area he lives which made me have doubts if I knew his race. I had a feeling I knew his age approximately although initially I thought he was older than he actually is.

However none of that seemed important to me. To me he was Bandshell, the guy with great beats, an encyclopedic knowledge of not only dubstep, grime, garage and techno but also obscure rock bands, always guaranteed to pull out a little gem you've never heard before or drop some new demo he's been working on just that day and sounds better than the majority of things you've heard that year. It's Bandshell and it's an honour to finally be able to share with a wider audience just a first small sample of some of his music.

Thanks on this project must go out to the early ustreamers Mr Beatnick, Bake / ALLCAPS, Bnjmn and Lukid for the initial meeting, to Svpreme Fiend for the words of wisdom and to Tim for being Mr Teaandcakerecords and letting me get away with a lot my own way on this one.

Sunday, 29 May 2011


It's always a pleasure to hear new material from one of my favourite labels, Svetlana Industries and with the forthcoming release by BNJMN. 

Keeping with the more techno influenced sound as heard on the other BNJMN releases earlier this year on Rush Hour, Blocks and Plastic World, and like them features well produced futuristic techno that never suffers from sounding dated or like much else around.

The EP is not at all similar sounding Detroit stuff though as Ben's diversity and talents in a range of genres are shown off once again. Having done beats as Jackhigh, guitar based stuff as Singing Statues and techno with these and other BNJMN tracks, he then adds 2 step garage to the cv with 'In Out' and the Burial-esque 'One Sea' which I know for a fact pre dates many other artists who have taken this sound as inspiration by a good two years. He is definitely not a follower of any fashion.

Brand new remixes come courtesy of Lukid, whose video is featured below and is so good I hear it's getting a public screening as a work of art, and Kelpe who goes all deep, dark and aggressive.

SVET004: BNJMN - 141 Preview by Svetlana Industries

BNJMN - One Sea (Lukid Remix) from Svetlana Industries on Vimeo.

The record drops on 14th June and will no doubt be available in all good record shops and one or two of the bad ones, or direct from

Saturday, 28 May 2011

RIP Gil Scott-Heron

Sad news to wake up to this morning about the loss of one of the greats, Gil Scott-Heron.

I felt lucky that a legend had made a come back with two outstanding albums that really stood up with the rest of his classic 70's records and that some of his stuff was now of 'my' time rather than just loving the older stuff. This is especially the case now we know that is his last material (no doubt archives of unreleased stuff will now be rush released) rather than going out on a low note.

Winter In America

Lady Day

Angel Dust

Push Comes To Shove

We Almost Lost Detroit

Rivers Of My Fathers

Is That Jazz?

B Movie

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

The Bottle

Richard of XL Records, who put out his last two albums, has blogged about recollections and tribute.

And finally, the first mix I saw, and what broke the news to me, from blackclassical digging a little deeper than other tribute mixes will no doubt go.

Friday, 27 May 2011

House (and other bits and bobs) It Out Friday 27.5.11

I haven't done an unofficial start to Grooveparlor TV's House It Out Fridays for a while so here's some Chi town bits and some others oldies and goldies to take you up to the start of the show at 9pm

DJ Sneak - Acid Talks
Me'Shell Ndegéocello - If That's Your Boyfriend (Lil Louis Remix) (Derrick Carter Re-edit)
Paul Johnson - Summer Heat
Cajmere feat Dajae - Brighter Days (Louie's MAW Mix)
Cajmere feat. Derrick Carter - Dream States Dub (Edit)
Armand Van Helden - The Funk Phenomena
Paul Johnson - Hit It Up
Roy Davis Jr. - All I Do
Indo - R U Sleeping (Todd Edwards Mix)
Black Box Feat. Lonnie Gordon - Bad Mood (Mk & Masters At Work Dub)
Hardrive - Deep Inside 
Joey Beltram - Energy Flash
N'Dambi - Can't Hardly Wait (Derrick Carter BHQ Re-rub)
Cajmere feat Terence F.M - Feelin' Kinda High
Phuture - Slam
Derrick L. Carter - One More Time To Enjoy It
Joey Beltram - Energy Flash
K Alexi Shelby - All For Lee-Sah
Ragtyme - I Can't Stay Away (Lil Louis House Mix)
Romanthony - Testify (Untitled)
Kenny Dope - All I'm Askin' (Roger Sanchez Remix)
Lil Louis & The World - Nyce And Slo (The Luv Bug)

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Dance 2 Trance

It's trance kids but not as you know it

Ambienteer - Kings of the Underworld
New Order - Confusion (Trip 1-Ambient Confusion)
BT - Remember (Claudia Anselmo's Deep Bootleg Mix)
Carl Craig - No More Words (Neo New Age Tribal Mix)
Jam & Spoon - My First Fantastic F.F.
Moby - Go (Woodtick Mix)
Superpitcher - Happiness (Michael Mayer Mix)
Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch (Sasha Invol2ver Remix)
M83 / Thom Yorke - Coleurs / The Eraser (Sasha Invol2ver Mixes)
Luke Slater - Boom Tang Schwuck
Adam and Eve - Stella Does Tricks
Sven Väth - An Accident In Paradise (William Orbit & Spooky Remix)
Carl Craig - A Wonderful Life
Turner - When Will We Leave (Robert Hood Remix)
EgoExpress - Telefunken (Michael Mayer Mix)
The Reese Project - Direct Me (Sasha 3AM Mix)
Solange - Cosmic Journey feat. Bilal

Monday, 23 May 2011

Trip To Space Part Five

Fasten your seat belts, you're in for a bumpy ride

Unknown - 2001: A Space Odyssey Trailer
John Carpenter - Assault On Precinct 13 (Main Title)
Actress - Maze
Gescom - Keynell
John Carpenter & Alan Howarth - Halloween III - Season Of The Witch (Main Title)
Blue Daisy - Strings Detached
Jello - Neph (Autechre Ultramatique 6 Mix)
Clouds In My Home - Waves
Angelo Badalamenti - Fred & Renee Make Love (Lost Highway)
Bernard Herrmann - The City (Psycho)
Jonny Greenwood - Open Spaces (There Will Be Blood)
Doyeq - The Letter Back
John Carpenter & Alan Howarth - Chariots Of Pumpkins (Halloween III - Season Of The Witch)
Holger Czukay - Persian Love
David Bowie - The Secret Life Of Arabia
Aphex Twin - Cliffs
African Head Charge - Stebeni's Theme
Riz Ortolani - Cannibal Holocaust (End Titles)
Unknown -  Stop Dave, I'm Afraid (2001: A Space Odyssey)

Friday, 20 May 2011

Autobahnmusik Vier

Late night driving lost between Chicago and Detroit.

DJ Milton - Late Night Creep
Jammin' Gerald - Pump That Shit Up
Joey Beltram - Ball Park (DJ Rush First Bass Mix)
Dave Clarke - Gonk (Red 2)
Robert Hood - Quartz
Jeff Mills - Detatched
Dave Clarke - Southside
Dave Clarke - Wisdom To The Wise (Original) (Red 2)
Jeff Mills - Late Night (Mills Mix)
Joey Beltram - Phuture Trax (Tales From The RZ) (Used To Hold Me Mix)
Robert Armani - Ambulance
DJ Funk - Omega
Paul Johnson - I'm A Freak (And Your Girl Is Too)
Robert Armani - Pulse
Lil’ Louis – The Original Video Clash
Armando - Which Way Is Up
Boo Williams- Midnight Express

Friday, 13 May 2011

Bandshell Guest mix for Songs of Praise

Another old Songs Of Praise guest mix has appeared on Mixcloud this afternoon, this time Bandshell / Fauxhemian's mix from last October.

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 

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Don’t Be Afraid

A little follow up to yesterday's post of the Semtek Space Invader Mix, today comes the promo's for his label's next two releases. Don't Be Afraid.

Semtek delivers another quality techno / house / acid production to add to his growing catalogue of gems but it is his choice of remixers which always particularly interest me. He always seems to get great people in to work with, such as Mr G and Mr Beatnick, and with Portugal's Photonz he delivers once again.

DBA004 Semtek - West Acyd Shelter EP (W / Photonz Remix) by Semtek

Mr Beatnick had been a bit quiet of late with just a couple of remixes released in the last year so The Synthetes EP is a very welcomed return.  Check a rip of the title track below. On first listen it appears to be a bit of a departure from his usual beats sound to a more house / disco influenced, string laden vibe, but just watch out for the drop. Heavy.

Finally, Beatnick's debut show on NTS radio starts tonight, 8-10pm, and is obviously going to be essential listening.

Synthetes - ripped off BBC Radio 1 Gilles Peterson show by mrbeatnick

To launch the releases, the label is taking over Visions Video Bar, Dalston on Friday 27th May with both Semtek and Mr Beatnick being joined by the remixers on each of their tracks; Photonz and Architeq and One Handed Music's Paul White, Bullion and Alex Chase. Tickets

Monday, 9 May 2011

It's Jazzy Jazzy Jazzy Jazzy Two

After the surprise success of the first jazz(y) mix (, here's another on a more Brazilian / samba theme. Again, this isn't my specialist subject so these choices could all be the most obvious / overplayed / commercial crap ever, but I had my fun and that's all that matters.

Os Diagonais - Nao Vou Chorar
Rita Lee - Agora E Moda
Pete Dunaway - Supermarket
Guimaraes E O Grupo Som Sagrado - Our Sound
Joe Cuba - Bang Bang
Os Mutantes - A Minha Menina
Jorge Ben - Criola
Caetano Veloso - Alfomega
Caetano Veloso - Sampa
Tamba Trio - Mania de Maria
Martinho da Vila - Disritmia
Joe Bataan - Ordinary Guy
Céu - Bubuia
Ivan Lins - Madalena
Jorge Ben - Que Pena (Ela Já Não Gosta Mais De Mim)
Cheo Feliciano - Pa Que Afinquen
Elis Regina - Perdão, Não Tem (Pelé & Elis)
Joe Bataan - Under The Street Lamp
Jorge Ben - Ponta De Lanca Africano
Louie Ramirez - Ahora Es El Tiempo
Tim Maia - Rational Culture

Semtek Mix For Space Invader Radio

Semtek has uploaded the great mix he did for us on Songs Of Praise last October to mixcloud.

1. Maarten Van Der Vleuten - Duketown/Duketech (Signum)
2. Hutton Drive - Chord Memories (Seventh Sign)
3. A Made Up Sound - Disconnect (Clone)
4. Theo Parrish - Sky Walking (Peacefrog)
5. Marshall Jefferson vs. Noosa Heads - Mushrooms (Salt City Orchestra Mix) (Airtight)
6. Delano Smith - Metropolis (Juergen Junker Mix) (Third Ear)
7. Losoul - Raw Beauty (Luke Solomon Remix) (Playhouse)
8. John Roberts - Maroon (Dial)
9. Low Low - Lownly (Millions Of Moments)
10. Classic Man - Mellow (Ambient Mix) (Nervous)
11. Donnacha Costello - Miss Synclaviera (Minimise)
12. Oni Ayhun - Untitled (Oni Ayhun Records)

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Selected Aphex Works

Aphex Twin - On (Reload mix) (On Remixes)
Aphex Twin - On (µ-ziq mix) (On Remixes)
Aphex Twin - Icct Hedral (...I Care Because You Do)
Aphex Twin - Bucephalus Bouncing Ball (Come To Daddy)
AFX - Arched Maid Via RDJ (Hangable Auto Bulb 2)
Aphex Twin - Girl/Boy Song (Richard D. James Album)
Aphex Twin - 4 (Richard D. James Album)
Polygon Window - Bike Pump Meets Bucket (Quoth)
Mike & Rich - Reg (Expert Knob Twiddlers)
Aphex Twin - Alberto Balsalm (...I Care Because You Do)
AFX - (CAT 00897-A2) (Analogue Bubblebath Vol. 3)
Universal Indicator - A1 Yellow 1 (Yellow)
Universal Indicator - A2 Yellow 2 (Yellow)
Seefeel - Time To Find Me (Aphex Twin AFX Fast Mix) (26 Mixes For Cash)
Mike & Rich - Jelly Fish (Expert Knob Twiddlers)
Aphex Twin - Come On You Slags! (...I Care Because You Do)
Mike & Rich - Winner Takes All (Expert Knob Twiddlers)
Aphex Twin - Green Calx (Selected Ambient Works 85-92)
Polygon Window - If It Really Is Me (Surfing On Sine Waves)
Mike & Rich - Vodka (Expert Knob Twiddlers)
Aphex Twin - IZ-US (Come To Daddy)
Mike & Rich - Mr Frosty (Expert Knob Twiddlers)
Aphex Twin - On (D-Scape mix) (On Remixes)
AFX - Analogue Bubblebath (Analogue Bubblebath)
AFX - (CAT 00897-AA1) (Fluted) (Analogue Bubblebath)
Caustic Window - Cordialatron (Joyrex J4)
Curve - Falling Free (Aphex Twin Remix) (26 Mixes For Cash)
Aphex Twin - Fingerbib (Richard D. James Album)
Aphex Twin - To Cure A Weakling Child, Contour Regard (Come To Daddy)
AFX - Isopropophlex (Analogue Bubblebath)
Caustic Window - Joyrex J4 (Joyrex J4)
AFX - .215061 (Analogue Bubblebath)
Dice Man - Polygon Window (Artificial Intelligence)
Polygon Window - UT1-dot (Surfing On Sine Waves)
Aphex Twin - On (On)
Aphex Twin - Goon Gumpas (Richard D. James Album)
Aphex Twin - D-scape (On)
Aphex Twin - Donkey Rhubarb (Donkey Rhubarb)
AFX - .000890569 (Analogue Bubblebath)
Caustic Window - Italic Eyeball (Joyrex J4)
Aphex Twin - Icct Hedral (Philip Glass Orchestration) (Donkey Rhubarb)
Polygon Window - Quoth (Wooden Thump Mix) (Quoth)
Meat Beat Manifesto - Mindstream (The Aphex Twin Remix) (26 Mixes For Cash)
Aphex Twin - Digeridoo (Digeridoo)
Caustic Window - AFX 114 (Joyrex J4)
Caustic Window - Astroblaster (Joyrex J5)
Aphex Twin - Flim (Come To Daddy)
AFX - Untitled 1 (Analogue Bubblebath Vol. 2)
Aphex Twin - 73 Yips (On)
AFX - Every Day (Hangable Auto Bulb 2)

Friday, 6 May 2011

Best of 2011 Part One: January to April

I was planning to do a bit of a round up mix of all my favourites of the first third of 2011 but the long list was a bit too long so here's a slightly shortened version, in no particular order, for you to go and investigated yourselves. Enjoy!

Photek - Slowburn
Helix - 11-1 & 2
Adele - Rolling In The Deep (Jamie XX and Numan Mixes)
Gjostek - Unreleased demos
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma Alt Takes
Dobie - Android Robots / Nautilus Chop, Chop
Jacques Greene - The Look (Koreless Remix)
I-DJ compiled by Thristian bPm
Fauxhemian - Pulped Out with the Screaming Fortunes...
Blackclassical - Spk.Spll*Isct4 and all mixes
S-X - Woooo Riddim (Dj Q Remix played at 33+8) / Woo Glut 
Butterz Zips
Contakt - Not Forgotten (Original and Rolando Remix)
Forest Swords - Hjurt (Pariah Refix)
Golau Glau - Somato and Silver Satchel Shows
Old Apparatus
Brotto - Grassland and Remixes EPs
Koreless - 4D
Moodymann - Freeki Mutha Fucker (Juan Atkins Remix)
Joe White - You'll Never Find (Selah Waddada)
Radiohead - The King Of Limbs
Shackleton - Deadman (Original / King Midas Sound & The Bug Mixes)
Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place
Gill Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - We’re New Here
Africa HiTech - 39 Million Miles
Pale Sketcher - Seventh Heaven Ep
Semtek - West Acyd Shelter EP
Piece of Shh... - FRET003: Diablo Riddim remixed
Rick Wilhite - Analog Aquarium
∆AIMON - Amen
V/A - Nihon Kizuna & Bonus
Hype Williams - One Nation
How to Dress Well - Love Remains LP
Indigo - Zero Point
Bibio - Mind Bokeh LP
Dro Carey - I Want You Magazine issue 5 7"
Burial & Four Tet & Thom Yorke - Ego / Mirror
Addison Groove - Work It / Sexual
The Pinch - Shot Out
Joy O - Wade In
Skudge - Ontic (Rolando Understands Remix) / Convolution (2562 Remix)
Mike Dehnert - Framework LP
Actress - Harrier ATTK / Gershwin
Belizian Voodoo Priest - BVD ReConstructions: Book One
Burial - Street Halo EP
Jamie Woon - Mirrorwriting
Mo Kolours - Biddies
Matthew Dear - Slowdance (How To Dress Well Seance)
Richard Skelton - Marking Time (Reissue)
Matthewdavid - Outmind
How to Dress Well - Suicide Dream 2 (Svpreme Fiend Mix)
Pinch & Loefah & Roska - Broken & Paranormal Activity
Joe Drive - RD-2452
Ossie - Tarantula (FunkinEven Remix)
Wax - 20202 (Pinch / Elemental Mixes)
Daphni - Edits Vol 1
BJNilsen - Vinyl C
Oval / Liturgy - Split LP
Chris Carter - Harmonic Coaction Three (live excerpt)
Stac - Turn That Light Out: The Remixes / Vol. Two
Bibio & Clark - Willenhall / Basterville Grinch
Ena - Instinctive
Szare - Horizontal Ground 08
Ekoplekz - Fountain Square EP
NDATL - Assorted Elements EP
Unknown - People Of Earth / Trouble In Space
Marcellus Pittman - The Eastside Story
Morgan Zarate - Hookid EP
Research Laboratory - Electronic Progress
Lotus Eaters - Wurmwulv
Bee Mask - Canzoni dai Laboratorio del Silenzio Cosmico
Antony and the Johnsons - Swanlights (Oneohtrix Point Never Edit)
Floating Points - Sais Dub
Four Tet / Daphni - Pinnacles / Ye Ye