Xmas 'tapes

Merry Christmas

Well another year draws to a close and it's been a phenomenal year of music. Dubstep rose up out of the underground, Justice, Crookers & Fake Blood tore into our ear's with electronic ferocity, Little Boots stole our hearts, we learned to love Soulwax just that little bit more and promoters who jumped onto the music festival bandwagon promptly fell off as punter's clung to their hard earned cash attempting to avoid the serious raping from the banks.

It'll be interesting next year to see how the already troubled music industry fair's in the wake of this financial crisis. Hopefully most of you haven't been caught up and suffered too much by the situation. It's been a good and bad year for many reasons and there are heaps of other brilliant thing's in music I could divulge in but I'll keep this short. I just want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and an awesome New Year. I'd like to thank everyone who submitted material for me to listen to, DJ with and blog this year, keep it coming.


Now to the music. Here are a selection of recent mixtapes which have really caught my ear's for one reason or another. If you're already itching to get your groove on for NYE then get yourself into these to pass the time away.

If you're into jackin' energetic electro mixtape's and DJ set's then I highly recommend you listen to this first offering from fellow music blog Vous y etes !*.

VEPL - Cold Session Mixtape.mp3 (mediafire)
1. Lebatman - Star T Remix
2. The Shoes - Keep That Control feat. Scream
3. Gingy - Swagger
4. Vnnr - Arigato
5. Art Whiplash - Party, Sex and Bullshit (the Toxic Avenger Remix)
6. Pulling Teeth - Pressure
7. Rex The Dog - Bubblicious (CongoRock remix)
8. Reset! - Gasa (Dub Version)
9. Fukkk Offf - Rave Is King (NROTB Mix)
10. Mikix the Cat - Freeze
11. Hatiras & Jelo - Donkey Punch (Original Mix)
12. 3 Is A Crowd - Take It Back (Kelevra Remix)



Another jackin' fidgit/ electro and wonky house offering for you, this time from Northerner G-Raves. Be sure to check out his Myspace blog for more mixtapes.

G-Raves - Listen And Repeat Mixtape.mp3
(zshare)
1. John Lagora - Get Down
2. Broombeck - Protect Your Neck (Harry Axt Mix)
3. Loco Dice - Pimp Jackson Is Talkin' Now (dubbel dutch bootleg)
4. Urban Monkeys - Disfunktional Caterpillar
5. Oliver Garcia - Sensation - HiJack Mix
6. SEXUAL CHOCOLATE - Assbackwards (HeavyFeet mix)
7. Harvard Bass - Caked
8. Jokers Of The Scene - Acidrod Destroy Disco Remix
9. Zodiac Cartel - The Robots
10. YANKEE ZULU - Head Bob (Hipp-e's remix)
11. Spektre - Pacemaker
12. Ricky Stone & Mikael Jonasson - Cantonese Woman
13. Jan Driver - Rat Alert
14. Chris James, Lee Dearn - Torcida Cumbia
15. JAYMO - On The Grind (Jak Z mix)
16. Bass Weazal - Kill The Fox
17. Jackinori - Get Ill (Dubjack Remix)
18. Hervé - Deep House
19. Natty Jack - Jackin Da Garage - HiJack Rmx
20. Crookers - Brookah
21. Lee Mortimer - Come On



Andrew Friendly is one half of indie electro band Milke and also runs east London independent record label Gulp Communications. Along with the odd remix or two he also finds time to produce for Black Peter, Roxy Wilde and Sexual Hot Bitches and record a mixtape for your enjoyment.

Andrew Friendly - GULP-ing Xmas.mp3 (Mediafire)
1. The Rivers- Got Something On Me (Andrew Friendly rmx)
2. Mystery Jets - Elizabeth (Joe and Will Ask? rmx)
3. Milke - Love Get Out Of My Way
4. We Have Band - Oh (Andrew Friendly rmx)
5. Andrew Friendly - The Bump and Grind 08 rmx
6a. La Roux - Quicksand (Joe and Will Ask? rmx) with
6b. Milke - Your Love (bleepapella)
7. Andrew Friendly pres Roxy Wilde - Late For Ya (Andrew Friendly rmx)
8. Joe and Will Ask? - Mongozo
9. Andrew Friendly - Let’s F*ck
10a. Andrew Friendly - I Need It with
10b. Black Peter Group - It’s F*cked Up



Earlier this year I had the pleasure of DJing at Tetric in Dublin, a night put on by the guys from electro band The Arcs Of Triumph. Adam Kenny, one of these said members has branched off to create his own DJ persona under the alias A-Loop. Here's a live mix recorded at Tetric a few weeks back.

A-Loop - Through The Respirator (Recorded Live @Tetric 03.12.08).mp3 (mediafire)
1. Metallica - The Ecstasy of Gold
2. Laidback Luke feat. A-Trak - Shake it Down
3. Dive, Jin Sonic - Play (Wolfgang Gartner Remix)
4. Kamuki - Yo Japan (fRew Remix)
5. Sash - La Primavera (Twockers' Popcorn Remix)
6. Laidback Luke & Roman Salzger feat. Boogshe - Generation Noise (Afrojack Remix)
7. Danny Soundz, Ruel Quiroz - Liquid
8. LFO - Freak [ACAPELLA]
9. Johnny Fiasco - Hijacked (Audiojack Remix)
10. Hoxton Whores - Friday Saturday Love (Calverton & Will Bailey Remix)
11. Cat Richards - Deviating Space (Bass Kleph)
12. Larry Tee - Licky (Herve Goes Low Remix) [ACAPELLA]
13. Rene Van Munster - Phonesmack (Riva Starr Remix)
14. Kieran Brindley & Calvertron - Stumble (Jackinori Remix)
15. Bart - Drop n Drop
16. Alex Gaudino feat. Shena - Watch Out (Micky Slim)
17. Beastie Boys - Super Disco Breakin' (Project Cyborg Remix)
18. Dazoo at Night - Motherfunk (Nato Medrado remix)
19. Spencer & Hill - Dumb Party
20. Tittsworth - WTF (Nadastrom on Drugs remix)
21. Crookers - Big Money Comin' (Original Mix)
22. Bingo Players - Chop
23. Dino Lenny - Coca Loca (Bart B More remix)



Angel Alanis is part of Chicago blog collective Noise Floor Crew which he runs alongside Lady Foursquare and Local Hero. This year they added some new contributors to their roster including Acid Girls, Monologic, Harvard Bass, Flufftronix and Infiltrata. Check out this minimal techno mixtape he recently put together.

Angel Alanis - DEC 2008.mp3 (Mediafire)
1. Kaufmann & Ferdinand feat. Crystin - Secret - Promo
2. Gel Abril - Miranda - Get Physical
3. Alexdelia - Dalukas - Didascaliad (Maetrik Remix) Promo
4. Tim Baker - Player H8ter - Promo
5. M.N.L - AS Brain - Jhon Doe - Kannabia - Original_Mix - Promo
6. Congo - Unknown - Promo
7. Eye of style - Stick - Promo
8. Forcipe - In the Mood for Love - Promo
9. Moby - I love to move in here (style of eye remix) - Unknown
10. Chris Liebing - Turbular Bell - (original mix) - Promo
11. Patrice Baumel - ROAR - (Rudi Stakker remix) Promo
12. 10,000 Watts VS DUST N HAZE - Pendulum (Original Mix) - Klientele
13. Chukhno - Crying - Unknown Promo
14. Sasha Carassiand - GianlucaLuisi Homer - Unknown
15. DJ Hyperactive - MusicBox - (Everything But the Kitchen Sink Mix) - 4track
16. Que Va! - Unknown
17. R-PLAY - Sub -original mix - Impact Mechanics
18. Skitish - Redrose - Unknown



Belgium's Yves Bash dropped these little beauty's through my mailbox today. Very upfront pumping electro is his mixing style. Here's his December Mixtape (Part's 1 & 2) and part 1 of his minimix series. Check out his earlier mixtapes from over the summer and for more be sure to drop by his Myspace.

Yves Bash - Mixtape December 2008 (Part1).mp3 (Direct)
1 . Leopard (Blake Miller remix)
2 . Sneaky Sound System - When We Were Young (Sinden Remix)
3 . Digitalism - Taken Away (GooseFlesh Remix)
4 . Mystery Jets - Half In Love With Elizabeth (Foamo rmx - Yves Bash edit)
5 . Le castle vania - Through A Keyhole (Le Castle Vania Remix)
6 . Pendulum - Propane Nightmares (Van She Tech Remix)
7 . Zoot Woman - We Won't break (Boris Dlugosch Remix)
8 . Dragonette - I Get Around (Van She Remix)
9 . Headman - Catch Me If U Can (Bag Raiders Remix)
10. SSS - Ufo (Van She Remix)
11. Death from above 1979 - Romantic Rights (Dahlback Remix)
11. Le castle vania - tigertron (Yves Bash edit)
12. Black dog - Look Away (Citylife Remix)
13. Gooseflesh - blow up
14. Gooseflesh - DeLorean
15. Booba - Salade Tomates Oignons (Yuksek Remix)
16. Ilyke - Watch ya Got (Audiotrucs remix)
17. Gooseflesh - Wet (Fukkk Offf remix)

Yves Bash - Mixtape December 2008 (Part2).mp3 (Direct)
No tracklisting yet...

Yves Bash - Minimix Series 1.mp3 (Direct)
1 . Cold Blank - Marshmallow Man
2 . Foamo - Rockerman (Lee Mortimer remix)
3 . Trevor Loveys & Affie Yusuf - Tear Up London
4 . ?? - freeze
5 . Kelevra - Like To Freak (DJ Bam Bam Remix)
6 . Meterhead - BiggieDance (remix)
7 . The Count and Sinden - Hardcore Girls (Meterhead's Disco Mix)

Yves Bash - Mixtape November 2008.mp3 (Direct)
Yves Bash - Mixtape October 2008.mp3 (Direct)
Yves Bash - Mixtape September 2008.mp3 (Direct)
Yves Bash - Mixtape July 2008.mp3 (Direct)
Yves Bash - Mixtape June 2008.mp3 (Direct)



Last but not least here's an eclectic mix from Switzerland's Wildlife!. He host's his night 'Safari' at the Wasserwerk Club, Switzerland and has previously billed the likes of Diplo, South Rakkas Crew and Boy 8-Bit to play and Sinden and Riva Starr will be making guest appearances over the Christmas and new year period. Check out the interview with the man himself over at Fairtilizer.com. Here's the press release which accompanied the mixtape in my mailbox.

"Once again following his passion for Jamaican music, he hits us with a 60 minute mix of dancehall flavoured electronica gems. Starting off with some heavy dupstep wobblers, before moving over to signature tropical-electro-punk, "digital dancehall" and "yardtek" bangers from all four corners of the planet..."

Wildlife! - Mixtape.mp3

Oh and be sure to check out his Fundamentals mixtape which features "a fine blend of punk rock, reggae, hiphop and of course dancehall classics all presented in a smooth "radio-like" fashion, in more or less chronological order as to how they appeared in his life... up close and personal!"

Wildlife! - Fundamentals Mixtape.mp3

Esper Magazine

http://www.esper-magazine.com

New online fashion, music, art and lifestyle magazine Esper has launched it's first issue this week. Along with features on Kumi Oguro, Levi Van Veluw, Heartless, Boris Bidjan Saberi and Process you can read an interview and download an exclusive mixtape from Russ Chimes.

Russ Chimes - Esper Mix.mp3 (Download at Esper-magazine.com)
1. Russ Chimes - Intro
2. Alex Metric - Pins
3. A-Trak - Woah
4. Cosmos - Take Me With You (Aston Shuffle Bootleg)
5. Chromeo - Fancy Footwork (Russ Chimes Remix)
6. Division Kent - Mon Blue (Keenhouse Remix)
7. Treasure Fingers - Cross The Dancefloor (Lifelike remix)
8. Roman Salgzer & Lifelike - Radio 84
9. DFA 1979 -Black History Month (Fred Falke & Alan Braxe Remix)
10. Thunderheist - Jerk It (Jokers Of The Scene Remix)
11. Russ Chimes - She's Got The Heat
12. Aston Shuffle - Stomp Yo Shoes (Shazam Remix)
13. Russ Chimes - Mulsanne
14. Shazam - Pool Party
15. The Golden Filter - Solid Gold (Russ Chimes' 24 Carat Remix)
16. Louis La Roche - Peach (Sidechains Remix)
17. Xinobi - Valsa in New Jersey
18. Foamo - Everything Cool
19. Lifelike - In My Car

Headthrash

Fabric

This Friday the Plump DJs take over the three room's at Fabric to bring you Headthrash featuring Japanese Popstars (LIVE), Justin Robertson, Meat Katie, Sick Rick, Skream, Duke Dumont, Tayo, Hannah Holland, Reso, Slyde, General Midi, Plaza De Funk, Drum Monkeys and Beat Assassins. In celebration of her performance this Friday Hannah Holland has done FabricLive an exclusive mix for your listening pleasure.

Hannah Holland - You Can Dance To My Beat... Dec 08 Mixtape.mp3
(Sendspace)
1. "The Big Stef" – Solo
2. What Canto Is It? - Mike Monday Bootleg
3. My Angelic Demons - Justin Martin
4. Chop - Bingo Players
5. Generation Noise Feat. Boogshe (Afrojack Remix) - Laidback Luke, Roman Salzger
6. Get Up (Diplo Rmx) - Bingo Players
7. Rhythm Insurance - Chaim
8. Tanzbombe (Robag Wruhme Remix) - Robag Wruhme, Pascal Feos
9. The Cut - Benga
10. Floor Dem - Caspa

Get your Fabric tickets here

The Nightmare Before Christmas

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If you're stuck for a Christmas gift or two then you might want to try popping down to SIN on Charing Cross Road in London tonight for the opening of The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Hosted by Little Art Book and Daydream Network, they bring you Christmas cheer in the form of screenprint's and canvas's for sale of over 24 artists including Pure Evil, Rugman, Focus, Snub, Hutch, ATG, One Trick Pony, Sin House, The Krah, Oh Death, Dan Kitchener, Paintshop, Ashab and Mishfit to name a few. You can also check out art & graffiti installations in the courtyard by these featured artists. So come down grab some mulled wine, munch on a mince pie and even have a dance to music provided by myself and a suprise live band.

www.littleartbook.com
www.daydreamnetwork.com

Clean Jeans


One of my favorite producers on the Potty Mouth Music label Kelevra is back with two new tracks now available on Beatport exclusively for 4 weeks. Check out the 128k samples below, I highly recomend the Kyle Watson remix.

Kelevra ft Whiskey Pete -
Clean Jeans (Original).mp3 (Clip) (Mediafire)
Clean Jeans (Kyle Watson Vocal Remix).mp3 (Clip) (Mediafire)
Clean Jeans (Kyle Watson Dub Remix).mp3

Kelevra & Nathan Boon -
Like to Freak (Original).mp3 (Clip) (Mediafire)
Like to Freak (Dj Bam Bam Remix).mp3 (Clip) (Mediafire)

www.pottymouthmusic.com

Invaders Art

The Prodigy

I've recently had the privilege of working with one of my all time favorite bands The Prodigy on their upcoming tour merchandise. I oversaw the design for most of it but two designs which I was especially proud to have designed (above) have now gone on sale on the current Invaders Academy Tour currently hitting cities across the UK. You can check out more merchandise here.

Monday Morning Mixtape: Billion Dollar DJs


Some fresh mixtape madness from regulars Billion Dollar DJs to start you off for the week. The mix was recorded for Indietronix radio show in Serbia and goes out tonight at 7pm UK time. Also, if you haven't already, make sure you check out their productions in the Soundcloud player below for download and purchase.



1) Kill The Noise - Hey you (Le Castle Vania Remix)
2) MSTRKRFT feat NORE - Bounce (A-Trak Remix)
3) 24Skorpionz feat Chamillionaire - We Some Playerz (Chew Fu & J Cast Remix)
4) Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor (LA Riots & Villains Remix)
5) Busy P feat Murs - To Protect And Entertain (Crookers remix)
6) Totally Michael - Casual Satisfaction (Hot Pink Delorian Remix)
7) N.A.S.A feat Method Man, E40 & Dj Swamp - N.A.S.A Music (LA Riots Remix)
8) Strip Steve - Tommy Boy
9) Meterhead - Let It Go
10) Daft Punk - Rollin' & Scratchin'
11) The Count & Sinden feat Rye Rye - Hardcore Girls (JC Remix)
12) Missy Elliot - Lick Shots (Chew Fu H=H Fix)
13) Bonde Do Role - Melo Do Tabacco (XXXChange Remix)
14) Dukes Of Windsor - The Others (TV Rock Remix)
15) Pase Rock - Sexy MF (E-MARCE'S "Fuckin' In The Shower" Overnoise Edit)
16) Dolby Anol - Dolby & Gabbana (Cuz We Are Dolby Anol)
17) Messinian - Throw It Away (Designer Drugs Remix)
18) Mr Oizo - Gay Dentists (JFK Edit)
19) Altern8 - Frequency (Hostage Remix)
20) Carniful Trio - Song For Guido (Crookers Crunk Remix)
21) GoldiLocks - Learning To Brap
22) Alex Metric - What She Wants
23) Trick & Kubik - Orbital Dance Machine
24) A1 Bassline - Girl Thing (Billion Dollar Djs 90s Kegger Remix)
25) Buraka Som Sistema feat M.I.A - Sound Of Kuduro
26) Salt'N'Pepa - Push It (Dj Donna Summer Remix)
27) Shit Disco - I Know Kung Fu (Goose Remix)


Big Fat Trouble

Big Fat Trouble

A couple of weeks ago, after a late DJ set in Shoreditch I headed down to The End to catch the last ever Chew The Fat night to be held there before it closes it's doors in January. It was my first time at a CTF event and man, I wasn't disappointed. I got there just as SebastiAn had taken to the decks in the main room and it was heaving. After a little scout around to the lounge to check out Mowgli and grab a beer or three I proceeded to dance my way well into the early hours.

I've never seen SebastiAn live and his set was alternative to say the least. As well as his distictive dark grinding electro he proceeded to drop and sample while changing the tempo, basicly stearing well clear of a constant driving beat which, was refreshing to say the least. My highlight being the drop of a track by The Strokes, the title of which I can't put my finger on this long after the event but hey it was was pretty damn awesome. The next thing I know it's 6am and we're being ushered to the cloakroom que. Amazing!

Anyway Chew The Fat! are back on the 20th of December alongside Trouble Vision to bring you Big Fat Trouble an Christmas party with a pretty damn fine line up featuring Herve, Zomby, Trevor Loveys, Disco Of Doom, Boy 8 Bit to name a few. The event is also being ran in association with Timeout magazine, who have chosen Chew The Fat! as one of their future five nights in London.

VERY limited advance Tickets available here: www.wegottickets.com
or here: www.thefatclub.com

For a taster of the nights proceedings here's an early '08 mix from Zomby.

Zomby - HEY MUTHERFUCKERZ !!!.mp3 (divshare)

Also be sure to check out their interview with Herve here.

Been A Long Time...

Fabric

This Friday Get Familiar and Chibuku lock horns at FabricLive featuring Chibuku Residents Lewis Boardman and Dom Chung alongside Jesse Rose and Riton. To celebrate the evening Lewis and Dom have passed on an exclusive mix for FabricLive that was recorded back in Sept/ Oct.

Lewis Boardman & Dom Chung - Fabric Mix.mp3

1.Audio Soul Project - Community 07 (Peace Division remix)
2.Dj Koze - I want to sleep
3.Loco Dice - Pimp Jackson is talkin now
4.Nick Curly - Happy 5
5.Sis - Standing
6.Dimitri Andreas – Run and Hide (Guido Schneider remix)
7.Kenlou – What a Sensation
8.Mountain People – Mountain 002
9.The Mole – Knock twice
10.Argy – cantstandlovegetaway
11.Anja Schneider – Belize



Be sure to check out Zodiac Cartel's latest mixtape and also his awesome remix for Coco Machete: Fukk Off - Rave is King in the Soundcloud player below.

Zodiac Cartel Mixtape (Dec '08).mp3
(Rapidshare)
01 Zodiac Cartel - Klappyn
02 FCB Vs Hijack - Modern Party People Mashup
03 DJ Fame - For The People (Santiago & Bushido Mix)
04 Christian Hoff - Jive Bomb
05 Death Kit - Echoes In My Head (Zodiac Cartel Mix)
06A Rainer Weichold - Bamboo (Format B Mix) /
06B Foamo - Moving It Over Here (Stupid Fresh Mix)
07 Christian Smith & John Selway - Updraft
08 Idiotproof - Gorilla
09 Troyden - Flowers (Santiago & Bushido Mix)
10 Uberzone & Lee Coombs - Right Now
11 Fukk Off - Rave is King (Zodiac Cartel Mix)
12 Various - The Magik Blood Mashup
13 Zodiac Cartel - Mojo Filter
14 Groove Allegiance - Ramp It Up (Hijack Mix)
15 Moston & Malente - Fucked Up (Stupid Fresh Mix)

Bonus:




Something a bit different to the above, another fine mixtape from DJ Smutlee featuring the finest Dancehall and House around at the moment.

Dj Smutlee - Dancehall/Funky Mixtape.mp3
01-Busy Signal - Grades
02-Busy Signal - Nah Help You
03-Kanye West - Love Lockdown
04-Movado - Chiney K (Chiney K Riddim)
05-Elephant Man - Shake Up Yuh Booty (Chiney K Riddim)
06-Elephant Man & Ding Dong - Dip Again (Day Rave Riddim)
07-Tony Matterhorn - Never Stop (Day Rave Riddim)
08-Busy Signal - Tic Tic Toc
09-Elephant Man - Dancing Ring (Round Of Applause Riddim)
10-Busy Signal - Whine Up (Round Of Applause Riddim)
11-Mr Vegas Ft. Maestro - Round Of Applause (Round Of Applause Riddim)
12-Sole Fusion - Bass Tone
13-Busy Signal - Small Strap (Smutlee House Edit)
14-Sticky - Golly Gosh
15-Fuzzy Logik - Twiss
16-Swift Jay - Toppa
17-Roska - Pyramids / Elephantman - Crazy Hype (Smutlee Blend)
18-Fingaprint - Untitled
19-Mujava - Township Funk
20-Elephant Man - Hot Wuk Dem Want (Sinka Riddim)
21-Vybz Kartel - Live Some Wey (Sink Riddim)
22-Hardhouse Banton - Sirens
23-Boy Better Know - Machines
24-Chocolate Puma - Always & Forever / Busy Signal - Gyal Dem Chune (Smutlee
Blend)
25-Donae'o - African Warrior (Dub)
26-Sizzla & Beenie Man - Gimmie Everyday (Equator Riddim)
27-Erup - Roll Out (Equator Riddim)
28-Doctor & Davinche - Gotta Man

Recession? pffft what recession?


If you've saved up a few quid for a rainy day and the current recession mean's nothing to you other than your butler keep's asking for extra shifts then you might be interested to know that DJ Mr.C (From Shamen / The End / Superfreq / Plink Plonk fame) is selling his entire House music & Techno music record collection including music from 1985 to June 2008 on Ebay.

"Selling the entire collection individually would bring somewhere in the region of £150,000.00 - £200,000.00 but due to Mr.C's desire to keep the collection together, he'll part with the whole collection for a knock down price of £75,000.00 as a minimum bid."

Get in there quick bargain hunters!

I.M.D.


To celebrate the imminent arrival of the new album 'Invaders Must Die' The Prodigy are giving away an edit of the eponymous single exclusively on theprodigy.com. Zane Lowe will play the edit Invaders Must Die as his ‘Hottest Record In The World’ at 19.30 on Radio 1, this Wed 26th Nov. Log onto theprodigy.com immediately after to download the track which will be available for the following 7 days.

You can watch the ‘Invaders Must Die’ video on theprodigy.com from 12 noon on Fri Wed 28th.

There will also be a free High Definition video download available from 12pm on Friday Nov 28th. This will feature on the X Box Live Channel until Dec 5th as part of the Xbox 'Xtival campaign'. For more details on Xtival please visit www.xbox.com/xtival08

Heartbeat City


The Cars - Heartbeat city (LeBatman remix).mp3 (Mediafire)

LeBatman Myspace

Forget It


Some new material from John Bourke of Trash Yourself. For more info on these guys and more music check out my interview with him from back in August.

Trash Yourself - Forget It.mp3 (Mediafire)
John Bourke - Hoes Get Down and Shake It (Rye Rye Vs Surkin).mp3 (Mediafire)

Trash Yourself Myspace
John Bourke Myspace

NEW RME


R!M!E sent me over some fresh remixes along with a new original production for your listening pleasure. Also here's an eclectic mixtape he put together "something a bit different, a lot of tracks I generally don’t get a chance to play all mashed across genres and styles". Enjoy.

R!M!E - Booha.mp3 (zshare)
Altern8 – Frequency (R!M!E remix).mp3 (zshare)
Famlay – Beeper (R!M!E remix).mp3 (zshare)

R!M!E - Nov 08 House Party Mix.mp3 (zshare)
1. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
2. Bangers and Cash – BOOTAY
3. Steve Angello and Laidback Luke – Be
4. NERD – Anti Matter (Destroy Disco edit)
5. Metallica – Seek n Destroy
6. Boy 8 Bit – Bulbs Burn Out
7. Planet Funk – Chase the Sun
8. Lil Wayne – A Millie
9. White Stripes – Seven Nation Army (edit)
10. Duke Dumont – When I Hear Music
11. Tricky – Council Estate (Mowgli back in the jungle mix)
12. Tricky – Council Estate (Mowgli wobblin mix)
13. Fearless Four – Rockin It
14. Ol Dirty Bastard – Shimmy Shimmy Ya
15. Plastic Little – The Jump Off
16. Hot Chip – Ready for the Floor
17. Santagold – Creator
18. DJ Donna Summer – Hoovermore
19. AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long (edit)
20. Rick Ross and Birdman – Pop That Pussy
21. Fake Blood – Blood Splashing (Fake Blood Theme)
22. High Rankin – You Me and the Devil
23. AC Slater – Jack Got Jacked (Jack Beats remix)
24. The Go Betweens – Im All Right

Introducing: DJ Spin Laden

http://www.myspace.com/spinladendj

DJ Spin Laden is one part of Mexican/ Texan Art & Music collective Cul N Sweet. As well as flying in the hottest DJ's to play at the hottest night in Texas the boys make some pretty damn good jackin' and fidgity mixtapes.

How long have you been DJing and what brought about your interest in it??
I started mixing about 2 years ago after I heard some productions by Switch and Trevor Loveys, it got me interested in house music. But now I play anything from jackin house, fidget, baltimore club & ghettotech, pretty much anything that will make the kids jack their bodies non stop.

You're also a member of CulNSweet, who are the other members and what do you guys do?
There is 5 members in CulNSweet- DJ Teenage Wolf, Mario Barrio, Cory Blaine, DJ Orion and me. We all DJ and organize a monthly party in Austin TX- we bring our favorite DJs from around the globe to come jam with us, the last people we had the privilege to had were: DJ fame, Scott Cooper, Congorock, Juiceboxxx, Dre Skull.

Future plans include Jakz in monterrey, mexico on dec 6. Zombie Disco Squad in Austin, Texas on December 13! and DJ Rampage for early next year! So stay tuned. We also run our blog tejanobounce.blogspot.com

Where did the name CulNSweet come from and what does it mean?
I think Mario Barrio thought of it while getting blzd one day, it simply means Cul N Sweet :p

Do you have a residency anywhere or play at regular events?
We have a residency at this club called Moods where we DJ every Thursday! plus the CulNSweet party's we try to throw every month, for those we try to find a new location for each party!

Which DJs/acts have you played alongside at previous events?
DJ assault, DJ fame, Congorock, Scott Cooper, Bang Gang DJs, Dre Skull, Juiceboxxx, Yo Majesty and Egyptrixxx are some of them.

Do you produce any material or remix other artist's tracks as well as Dj?
So far I've only made bootlegs of some tracks but I only keep them to myself to play out live. I recently just started producing some bass heavy stuff that I will be posting up soon! So watch outtt :p

What are your top 5 tracks at the moment?
(In no order)
DJ rampage - Fire
Nadastrom - The Way You Move
Trap House - Step Into
Chris James - Torcida Cumbia
Wideboys - Project Bassline

DJ Spin Laden - Da Boom Mixtape.mp3 (zshare)
1. Destroy Disco - Sex On Sax
2. Armand Van Helden - Shake That Ass
3. Boy 8 Bit - Things That Freaks Are Made Of
4. Switch - This Is Sick (Herve Edit)
5. Dj Rampage - Bounce It Girl
6. Green Velvet - Shake N Pop (Dj Sneak Remix)
7. Natty Jack - On Hold
8. Oliver $ - Tupac Robot Club Rock (Spin Laden Edit)
9. Nadastrom - Ritalin
10. Will Bailey & Foamo - Numb Wrist
11. Tom Eq - Cactus Jack
12. Dj Rob 3 - You Bad
13. Dj Rampage - Fire
14. Trap House - Want Me To Stay
15. Top Billin - Big Dancing (Spin Laden Edit)
16. Voodoo Chilli - Street Players
17. Bass Kleph - You Can Do It
18. Claude Von Stroke - Blow The Whistler (Dj Assault Remix - Hookers & Blow Edit)

DJ Spin Laden Myspace
CulNSweet Myspace

Do you VooDoo?

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Another top lineup happening this Friday is VooDoo at The Last Days Of Decadence. Organisers Thick As Thieves are pulling out the stops to fly into London from Berlin the mighty Jesse Rose who will be playing alongside Matt Walsh, We're Not Cool and Lost In Paris. Here's a bit of info for the night:

Headlining this event we have a pretty exclusive and incredibly special set from this months IDJ cover artist, Jesse Rose. The Godfather of the so called "Fidget House" scene, even presiding over Dave "Switch" Taylor and let's face it, that is no mean feat considering the level of Switch's productions over the last couple of years whilst Jesse has been surprisingly quiet.
However, with a new wave of production on the way out, including the rather excellent "Take It To The Club" with Action Man (AKA Herve) and Forget My name featuring the boys from Hot Chip he looks set to become the shining star of the House scene he was always destined to be, IDJ's cover piece reading, "The jet set story of a new house heavyweight."
This man, now based out in Berlin, a strong influence in his musical style, plays in the UK only rarely these days so take the opportunity to explore a fantastic new venue to the rare treat of Jesse Rose back in the capital.

Having shared bills with everyone from Tiga and Erol Alkan to Carl Craig and Ivan Smagghe via Klaxons and Dixon (Innervisions) Matt Walsh is Turbo Recordings superstar DJ in the making and our other special guest this fine November. Snapped up by Tiga after doing his thing in T-Bar a little while ago Matt Walsh has proven himself to be one of the best DJs the country has to offer. Alongside this Matt has also taken to producing under the name Clouded Vision alongside Steve Cook, see Brodinski's and Moby's recent 12" singles on Turbo for some of their more recent remix work. You will not regret it.

Last Days Of Decadence (Former Ditch Bar), 145 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JE
9pm - 3:30 am / £7 Before 11/ More After
Get your tickets here.

Distracted.

www.fabriclondon.com

Again apologies for lack of posts recently, I've been heavily distracted working on some tee designs for the Prodigy so as you can imagine they have taken priority. I've received a heap of good music for posting and am making my way through it but, first up are some mixtape's from Fabric.

In celebration of his appearance at Fabric this Friday, Yuksek has done an exclusive mix for FabricLive. On the night he’ll be joined on the night by Annie Mac, Brodinski, Surkin, DJ Mehdi and Boy 8 Bit as part of the Annie Mac Presents Tour that's currently making it's way around the country.

Yuksek - Podcast.mp3 (Megaupload)

Also in celebration of their respective FABRICLIVE 42 and fabric 43 releases FreQ Nasty and Metro Area have put together 30 minute mixtape's for you to listen to online here.



FreQ Nasty mixtape tracklisting:
1. Jamie Woon - Wayfaring stranger – Live Recordings – Burial Mix
2. Zed Bias feat Jay Electronica - The Cauldron – White
3. FreQ Nasty vs David Starfire – Bulge - White
4. Acapella Dl feat South Rakas crew - Mad Again – Mad Decent
5. Evil 9 - They Live (Trevor Loveys HipHop mix) – Marine Parade
6. Epydemix - Thunderpussy - White
7. Acapella - FreQ Nasty vs David Starfire feat Tiffany
8. Beat Monkeys - How You Like Me Now - Rico Tubbs Mix - 777
9. Slipz n Dapz – Hey - White
10. FreQ Nasty & Propa Tings – Peacemaker - White
11. TRG - Oi Killa – Tempa
12. Acapella Saul Williams - Not In Our Name - White
13. Santogold vs Switch and FreQ Nasty – Creator – Atlantic




Metro Area mixtape tracklisting:
1. Samson & Delilah – I Can Feel Your Love Slipping Away (Instrumental)
2. Prince – Controversy
3. Elektrik Funk – On A Journey (I Sing the Funk Elektrik) (Instrumental)
4. Gaucho – Dance Forever (D.J. Version)
5. Reese & Santonio – Structure
6. Telex – Moskow Diskow (Disco Mix)
7. Voyage – Souvenirs (Hot Tracks Remix)
8. Mother F – Welcome Aboard

Bonus tracks:
Check out these sweet remixes by BD1982 and Rusko of originals by New York's Kotchy on Civil Music. You can grab more free music from Civil Music's site here.

Kotchy - One For The Money (BD1982 rmx).mp3 (Sendspace)
Kotchy - Sing What You Want (Rusko’s Skwee remix).mp3 (Via Rcrdlbl.com)

Introducing: Meterhead


A couple of weeks back I discovered an act going by the name of Meterhead. The only thing I could find out about them was that they are based in Los Angeles so, I decided to find out a bit more about them but after I sent the following questions over I'm still no wiser. All I do know is that they make great music.

So who are the members of Meterhead?
We are based out of Los Angeles, but 1 of us lives in north cal... We prefer to remain nameless.

How long have you been Djing?
Since the early 90's.

Can you name a record that first sparked your interest in dance music?
Anthing from Rick Astley and early Huey Lewis and the News.

Do you have any residencies or events you organise or play regularly as Meterhead or individually?
No...nobody wants to hire us.

You've used quite a few illustrations of Motorhead's Lemmy on your EP covers, what's the story there?
We're hoping Lemmy will sue us.

How/when did you first begin making music?
As soon as we saw back to the future and heard "The Power Of Love" by Huey Lewis And The News.

Do you prefer to remix other artists tracks or produce original material?
A little of both, remixes are easy to get out there but expect much more originals in the near future.

Who would you most like to work with on a track and why?
The Melvins because they rule and will make us sound good.

Where do you see yourselves in 10 years time?
On an island with ya mamma.

What was your highlight of 2008?
Doing this interview.

What are your plans for 2009?
To come to the UK and sleep on your couch...can we?

Meterhead - November Mixtape.mp3 (zshare)
1. Mr. Oizo - Positif
2. Acid Girls - Palms (Meterhead Disco Mix)
3. Midfield General - Disco Sirens (Meterhead Remix)
4. Nadastrom - A1 Pussy
5. Meterhead - Escalator
6. The Kills - Cheap And Cheerful (Fake Blood Remix)
7. Foamo - Everything Cool
8. Meterhead - Newness
9. A-Trak - Say Whoa
10. AC Slater - Jack Got Jacked (Jack Beats Remix)
11. Moby - The Stars (AC Slater Remix)
12. Late Of The Pier - Bathroom Gurgle (Tronik Youth Remix)
13. Meterhead - Poppa Large
14. The Whip - Blackout (Shinichi Osawa Remix)
15. Meterhead - Pause
16. Mason Vs Princess Superstar
17. Meterhead - Let It Go
18. Drums Of Death - Midnight Stalker

Meterhead - ESCALATOR.mp3 (Removed)
Meterhead - Get Down.mp3 (Removed)
Meterhead - Space Rakim.mp3 (Removed)
Meterhead - Pause.mp3 (Removed)
Meterhead - Poppa Large.mp3 (Removed)
Meterhead - Let it Go.mp3 (Removed)
Meterhead - Newness.mp3 (Removed)
Midfield General - Disco Sirens (Meterhead Remix).mp3 (Removed)
Meterhead & T.I - What you know about that (Meterhead Remix).mp3 (Removed)

Meterhead Myspace

LAB @ Alpha

Rugman

Tonight I'm heading down to Alphabet Bar in Soho to spin some records, drink free booze and look at some awesome artwork at the Little Art Book print exhibition and launch of the wicked new piece from Rugman. There will also be a collection of pieces from the likes of Vilchez, Dave The Chimp, Inkfetish, Superoboturbo, The Krah, Adam Mallett, Sztuka Fabryka, Abe Lincoln Jnr, Rourke Van Dal, Henry Reeve, Paintshop Studio, Dan Kitchener, Richard Hogg, Pure Evil, Gabriel Moreno and myself all for sale.

So, if you're in the area come drink some free beer, grab a limited edition screenprinted poster of the above (lovingly put together by myself) and also enter a competition to win a pair of the new Rugman prints like the ones below. If you can't make it tonight then don't worry the exhibition runs on until 24th December.

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Hostage

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"Here's a wee DJ mix I did - and I used OTHER PEOPLES tracks for a change :) It's just a wee selection of other producers tracks which I'm currently digging. If you have just over a hours free ear-space get involved"

Hostage - November Mix.mp3 (Mediafire)

Hostage Myspace

The End

Chew The Fat

A week from today is the last ever Chew The Fat! night at The End since the club will be closing it's doors on January 24th 2009 after 13 years. There are a heap of awesome event's going on in the countdown to the end of The End, and the Chew The Fat! guys are making no exception as they go out with a bang with Ed Banger's SebastiAn headlining as well as Paul Trouble Arnold, HiJack and Kid Blue. The lounge will be hosted by VooDoo featuring Mowgli, Merka, Gella, Kanji Kinetic and Thick As Thieves.

Get your tickets here: EndClub.com or Ticketweb

Check out the Mowgli mixtape for a taste of the night's proceedings:
Mowgli - September Mixtape.mp3 (Mediafire)

Also, here's a few cheeky bonuses I got in the mail from Fat! Records. Back in March Baobinga & ID released their album Big Monster, now 8 months on they return with two remix EP's featuring the remix talents of Hektagon, DFRNT, Kill Light, Aquasky, Caninesounds, ID and of course Baobinga's house music guise of Samuel H Simpson. I'm particularly enjoying the remixes by Aquasky and Canine Sounds. Check them out at the Fat! shop on the links below.

Big Monster The Dubstep Remix EP1
1.South Manchester Weather (ID Remix).mp3
2.The Waterpark (Hektagon Remix).mp3
3.Into The Air (DFRNT Remix).mp3
4.The Machine (DFRNT Remix).mp3 (Mediafire)

Big Monster The House Remix EP2
1.Like An Arrow (Samuel H Simpson Remix).mp3
2.Like An Arrow (Kill Light Remix).mp3
3.South Manchester Weather (Caninesounds North London Remix).mp3
4.The Machine (Aquasky Remix).mp3

Chew The Fat Myspace
Fat! Records Myspace
The End Website

Invaders Must Die


So, the news is out. The title of the Prodigy's new album is 'Invaders Must Die' and it is due for release on March 2nd 2009. The band will also be following on from the release with a UK arena 'Invaders Must Die Tour' on the following dates. The tickets officially go on sale tomorrow but you can head over to http://www.theprodigytickets.com to get hold of yours early as well as pre-ordering the album.

April 5th – Cardiff International Arena
April 6th – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
April 7th – Glasgow SECC
April 9th – Birmingham NIA
April 10th – Manchester MEN Arena
April 11th – Nottingham Trent FM Arena
April 13th – Sheffield Arena
April 14th – Brighton Centre
April 17th – London Wembley Arena

The Prodigy Website

The Prodigy Myspace

Mixtapes

http://www.myspace.com/djmutt

Yet again, apologies for lack of posts recently. Real work sucks. Here's some mixtape's that have been entertaining me over the past week or so for you to get your teeth into.

First up is this mixtape from California's DJ Mutt. Usually producing and dabbling in the tempo of Hip Hop, he's taken time out to gather some of his favorite electronic tracks and mix the later into this pumping mixtape.

DJ Mutt - Get The Party Started Mixtape.mp3 (Mediafire)
Tracklisting in comments

DJMutt.com
DJ Mutt Myspace



Next up is this bumping mix from David Merron. Last time I posted about Merron it was in promotion for his boat parties but these were unfortunatly canceled after an energetic set lead to one of the speakers going overboard. Anyway, this lead him to concentrate more on the music and after a couple of whiskeys he produced this fine example of a mixtape.

David Merron - New York New York Mixtape.mp3 (zshare)
Tracklisting in comments



The next mixtape is a little different to the others. It's a collaboration between producers The Kickdrums and League Crew sampling the production and mixing talent's of both groups to promote the upcoming Kickdrums debut indie rock album, "Detached... At Ease" due out this December. There's more info over at The Kickdrums myspace and after a brief read these guys mean business after haveing already made some serrious production's for the likes of 50 Cent, M.O.P., Chamillionaire, Talib Kweli and John Legend to name a few.

The Kickdrums-Things Dont Change.mp3 (sendspace)
(Mixtape divided into tracks)

The Kickdrums MySpace



Last but not least is my favorite mix of the bunch from Audio Racquet which is George O'Connor's new project with Adam Ashleigh. Its a quality high energy jackin' mixtape from start to finish featuring a lot of new tracks I'm certainly unfamiliar with. Definatly one to get you hyped for the weekend.

Audio Racquet - October 2008 Mixtape.mp3 (direct link)
Tracklisting in comments

George O'Connor Website
Audio Racquet Website

Potty Mouth vs. Snap Crackle Pop

Snap Crackle & Pop

This Friday there's a jam packed night of talent being gathered at Egg, London as the boys from Snap, Crackle & Pop present the Potty Mouth Music tour. The night features the UK debut of Potty Mouth signing Santiago & Bushido with support from The Bulgarian, Heavy Feet, Scott Cooper, James Amato and of course the S,C&P boys Med Damon and Harry James.

If you're unfamiliar with sound of Potty Mouth Music then here's some samples from the recent 'We Can Play' EP from Chris James & Lee Dearn that was released on Oct 27th. You can purchase them exclusively at Beatport.com now.

Chris James & Lee Dearn - Torcida Cumbria (Original).mp3 (Sample) (Mediafire)
Chris James & Lee Dearn - Torcida Cumbria (Mightyfools Remix).mp3 (Sample) (Mediafire)
Chris James & Lee Dearn - Panic At The Bar Mitzvah.mp3 (Sample) (Mediafire)
Chris James & Lee Dearn - Concept Of Dancing.mp3 (Sample) (Mediafire)

Snap, Crackle & Pop Myspace

Introducing: Blende


Johan K is a young Swedish electro and techno producer and DJ working under the name of Blende whose career started in late 2006 when his first EP was released on German label Plasmapool. Since then he has gone from strength to strength gaining support from the likes of Klaxons, MSTRKRFT, Justice, Alan Braxe, D.I.M, LA Riots, Laurent Garnier, Punks Jump up, James Zabiela and DJ AM.

So how long have you been Djing?
On and off for about 10 years. I started out back in 97 playing music for myself, and consequently my mother, in my old boy room growing up in Stockholm, although I don’t think she was ever that impressed with it, haha. My friends and I also used to put on small private events and run clubs at small bars around Stockholm, but they were all pretty big failures come to think of it. However since moving for the third time to London in 2005 I’ve been pretty much doing it non-stop.

Where did your DJ name come from?
Blende comes from the name Blende Music, which I invented together with a friend of mine whom I used to make music together with when I first started out. It was literally the two of us just trying to come up with a bunch of names and choosing the one that sounded the least corny. And clearly we failed, haha.. But when he lost interest in the whole thing a few years ago I continued on my own and just removed the “music” part. I hate the name though to be honest, but it’s too late now anyway.

Can you name a record that first sparked your interest in dance music?
Oh, that was probably back in 94 when I first heard Prodigy’s second album ‘Music for the jilted generation’, it was different from anything else I had heard but I was very into bands like Rancid and NOFX back in those days, so it still felt quite natural to listen to at the time.. Back then Adam Beyer and Cari Lekebush pretty much set the bar for the Swedish techno scene, so that’s what got me completely into dance music. Although when Daft Punk came around in 96 that was also something that blew me completely away, like for any other kid at the time I guess.

How/when did you first begin making music?
Well, as anyone else who has tried can relate to more or less, it’s very hard to get gigs just being a DJ. So, fed up with it and realizing you need to release some music to get any gigs, in early 2003 I bought myself a copy of Propellerhead’s Reason and sat down with a friend and started making beats. We didn’t have a clue what we were doing, but somehow managed to get a few songs onto compilations and a few remixes straight away almost. But admittedly it sounded horrible back then, we wanted to do house music but could only make chill out beats. It’s amazing I didn’t just give up the whole thing, haha. Eventually I got bored of the down-tempo stuff and tried making a bit more energy filled music. It took me a few years though to actually come up with something I was happy with and that sounded even remotely what I wanted it to sound like.

Describe your sound in 3 words?
Not. Fucking. Breaks.

Do you prefer to remix other artists tracks or produce original material?
Remix other artists. By a mile. It’s so much easier to complete a remix for some reason rather than an original production, even if you in the end only use a hi-hat or something from the original. I have no idea why. I guess it might have to do with that you are under a certain amount of pressure working with a deadline. Completing an original song that you are happy with is ten times more pleasurable though!

Who would you most like to work with on a track and why?
I actually have a friend of mine who is about to become part of Blende, or unofficially for now anyway. The plan is for us to set up a live show together and also he will co-write a lot of the music in the future. I think we complete each other very well so it’s kind of a win-win situation for the both of us. But that’s not the answer you wanted I’m sure, haha. So – Prince anno -87, if he could do a falsetto type vocal for me.

What are your opinions on the Swedish music scene?
Err, maybe a lot of people from Sweden would disagree, but absolutely horrible! It’s too one-sided the way I see it. I really don’t get it. There is far too much minimal in the clubs, it’s beyond me that people haven’t gotten bored of that yet. And the people who used to write such nice music just a few years ago have now also gotten into minimal, more or less. But I’m sure something will come up sooner or later though that is a bit more interesting, it has to!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
Still making music but hopefully not having to dj that much. I like it, but not a big fan of traveling so I would like it if I could survive on production solely. So hopefully that, and if not I’ll just have to think of something else I guess. Chef!

What was your highlight of 2008?
It hasn’t had anything to do with music I’d say. Not to say there haven’t been great times though in regards to DJing this year. Playing in one of Seoul’s biggest venues would have been quite a nice experience I reckon, but I missed a connecting flight and subsequently the whole thing.. bah

What are your plans for 2009?
I have lots of plans actually, but nothing is completely set yet. But it looks like I will be going to the US for a tour and then off to Australia, and that’s just within the first two months of the year. And also I might be writing an album for a label that is a bit bigger compared to the ones I’ve done original work for in the past. So 2009 is so far looking pretty good I’d say

Blende - November Mixtape.mp3 (sendspace)
Tracklisting in comments

Those Dancing Days - Strawberry (Blende Remix).mp3 (Mediafire)
Dylan Rhymes - Do Me (Blende Remix).mp3 (Mediafire)
Green Velvet - Destination Unknown (Blende ReWork).mp3 (Mediafire)
Blende - Untitled.mp3 (Mediafire)
Blende - Breaking Bones.mp3 (Mediafire)

Blende Myspace

Deadly Rhythm Club

Deadly Rhythm

This Saturday the Deadly Rhythm boys have Skream, Plastician, L' Vis 1990 and Tomb Crew down for their night at the Amersham Arms, New Cross. Here's a little teaser of a mixtape the guys put together plus a bonus bootleg they've been rinsing at recent events with killer results.

Deadly Rhythm Soundsystem - Together Mixtape.mp3 (zshare)
Together Intro
The Count and Sinden- We Don't Give a Damn (Extract)
Crookers Vs Benga- Day and Night (Deadly Rhythm Soundsystem Blend)
Rusko- Cockney Thug
Benga- Crunked Up
Fatboy Slim vs Math Head - 69 Nightmoves (Deadly Rhythm Soundsystem Blend)
Skream- Dutch Flowerz
Groove Armada- Superstylin'
Switch Feat. DNA - Xpand
Math Head- Turn The Music Up ( AC Slater Remix)
DJ Zinc- Super Sharp Shooter ( Rico Tubbs Remix)
Skream- Tek A Pill
Chase and Staus- Eastern Jam

Benga vs Crookers - Day N' Night! (Deadly Rhythm Soundsystem Blend).mp3 (zshare)

Deadly Rhythm Myspace

Monster Mash-Up


I've been getting into the Halloween spirit this week attempting to make some remixes and edits for my set tomorrow. Here's a little Monster Mash-up compilation I made using some of the more notable remixes of Michael Jackson's Thriller out there.

Oh-Death - Thriller (Monster Mash-Up).mp3 (mediafire)

Beetle Gum


Mustard Pimp (Feat. A Girl & A Gun) - Beetle Gum.mp3 (Mediafire)

Mustard Pimp Myspace

Introducing: StadTkind / Le Batman

Stadtkind

Hailing from Milan Italy, producer and remixer StadTkind has been producing for about 8 years more recently finding his forte for broken, jacking french house. His producing alias changes from month to month but I'm sure you'll agree if he sticks with what he's got productionwise he's got the tallent to go far.

Where did your DJ name come from?
Um... actually I change name quite often, mainly because I never know which one to choose. StadTkind came from the famous Ellen Allien tune, LeBatman is the name of a track I've produced recently (that contains a sample from 1966' Batman tv series), it sounded good so I decided to use it as name also. But anyway I am bored of names, I have changed tons of names in the past. I used to do graffiti also, and it was the same, tons of different tags :D I think everything and everyone in the world should be nameless, I don't care if people are conscious that is me playing that tune and you playing another one. It's just someone playing something good! There's no need to identify things I think. So I change name sometimes, it depends on the tracks, every sound suggests a name maybe. Now I'm using LeBatman as name but maybe next week I'll call myself Fat Fighter or whatever.

Can you name a record that first sparked your interest in dance music?
Mmm... about dance music my first love has been french house music, when I was 14 or 15 I started listening to Daft Punk, Modjo, Cassius and so on. I think the first time I ever heard that kind of music was on a bootleg Cassius DJ set I downloaded somewhere (maybe Audiogalaxy. lol! Years years years ago), the set started with Mothership Reconnection by Daft Punk.. a tune I still damn love. Love at first sight man!

How/when did you first begin making music?
Um... that's funny, I started doing electronic music eight or nine years ago. I have always loved any kind of music so it was natural for me to try to make something. At the beginning I was more ambient/big beat oriented, I was inspired by Orbital and Fatboy Slim and stuff like that. Then I moved a bit towards experimental music, something like ambient or dub. All things I've produced at that time are totally crap, I don't remember which software I was using but all that stuff damn sucks aha. I never tried to promote myself at that time, not even my friends knew I was doing that! Then I started making some dance music, five or six years ago... and I was a bit better on that, some friends enjoyed that stuff, but then I get bored and stopped for some years, the last things I produced date back in 2003 or 2004. Then last summer I opened a Myspace page (not as musician), just to add some friends... but I felt I wanted to start again doing music, so here I am now!

Do you prefer to remix other artists tracks or produce original material?
They're both funny in a different way... I usually do one when I get bored of the other. But anyway I never produce any 100% original material... I always sample a lot, so in some way I always need some inspiration from other artists, by remixing them or by using some samples. Anyway for the moment I prefer more producing some original material. But there's a couple of remixes coming on...

Who would you most like to work with on a track and why?
I would like to work with many artists... maybe with some Italian new wave and Italio disco artists such as Koto or Krisma or Righeira Brothers, they are all still producing with the same taste they had at that time. If you listen to them you'll see the difference between be inspired from a kind of music and be the creator of that, it sounds always as they are deeply and truly knowing what the are doing. And I also would love to have the voice of Benjamin Diamond singing something for me.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
Um... Maybe teaching cinema studies at university or maybe heading the Coachella 2018. Who knows :D

What was your highlight of 2008 so far?
Um... talking about music, as a clubber I have been to many amazing sets this year and I've been to a wicked dance festival in Spain. There was Uffie playing there and I had to chance to verify that she's not that hot. I think she's getting fat, but maybe it was the lights I don't know. As a producer it has been nice to see people enjoying what I am doing... in less than four months I have got many enthusiastic feedback and many DJ's asking me tracks to play. That's nice!

What are your plans for 2009?
Start a cinema studies doctorate, be interviewed by Cahiers du Cinéma about my thesis and play as much as possible all over Europe.

Tell me an interesting fact about yourself?
I am writing a thesis about a 12-hours french movie of the 70's. And I have a damn idiot tattoo on my belly lol.

StadTkind - Call Hooters 1278.mp3
(Mediafire)
StadTkind - Le Batman!.mp3 (Mediafire)
StadTkind - Killer Deffos!.mp3 (Mediafire)
LeBatman - La Maitresse Aux Yeux D'Or.mp3 (Mediafire)
StadTkind - Valentina.mp3 (Mediafire)
StadTkind - Out One.mp3 (Mediafire)

Stdtkind Myspace

Holla-ween Special

Holla-ween Special

If you're looking to start the Halloween festivities early this week then get yourself down to The Star Of Bethnal Green for the Big Tme Playaz' Holla-ween Special featuring Mumdance, Big Time Playaz, Jim Sharp, Dubious and Real Bad. Holla!

Hyperactive

Hyperactive

Malente & Dex recently released their track Hyperactive on Shir Khan's Exploited record label. This remix by Acidkids missed out on an official release but you can have it here it all it's down and outright dirty glory.

Malente & Dex - Hyperactive (Acidkids Remix).mp3 (mediafire)

Caspa


Here's 25 minutes of bad bass-line ballistics mixed by Caspa to celebrate Dub Police's Room 3 takeover at Fabric this Halloween featuring sets from Rusko, L-Wis, Cotti & Clue Kid, The Others, Rod Azlan, Crazy D and of course Caspa.

Caspa - Fabric Promo Mix.mp3 (mediafire)
1. Caspa - My Pet Monster - Digital Sound Boy
2. Klaxtons - Its Not Over - Skream Remix
3. Rusko - Mr Muscle - Sub Soldiers
4. Caspa - Louder VIP - Sub Soldiers
5. Caspa - Floor Them - Digital Sound Boy
6. Emalkay - Explicit - Dub Police
7. Sub Scape - Transaction - Dub Police
8. The Others - Africa VIP - Dub Police
9. Unitz - Wait A Minute - Dub Police
10. Rusko - Jahova - Sub Soldiers
11. Caspa - The Terminator - Sub Soldiers
12. TC - Where's My Money - Caspa Remix – Dstyle
13. Skream - Fick – Tempa

Dub Police Myspace

Nightmare On Shoreditch High Street

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This Friday I'll be digging out my finest Movie Soundtrack's to mix together in a DJ set down at The Freelance Hellraiser's new night Straight To Video at The Last Days Of Decadence. I'll be playing under the Tapeheads alias alongside a good friend of mine who I used to share the decks with tearing up house parties back in Uni days.

The night revolves completely around playing tracks from the movies so expect a mash-up of tracks from Hip-Hop to House to New Wave. Kind of 2 Many DJ's, DJ Yoda and DJ Z-Trip all in one. You'll hear anything from Pulp Fiction to Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure to Top Gun to Beverly Hills Cop to... you get the picture? Getit?.....(sigh). Alongside residents The Freelance Hellraiser, The 20th Century Fox, Osymyso there will also be a set by The Ha Ha Sisters, basically get yourself dressed to kill 'cause we're gonna have one hell of a party!

Anyway, Radio 1's Rob Da Bank invited The Freelance Hellraiser and Osymyso onto his show over the weekend to do a special 2 hour Halloween mixtape in preparation for this Friday. You can re-listen to the show again here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/robdabank/

For more details and to add yourself to the Facebook Event click here.

Straight To Video Myspace
Straight To Video Facebook

Monday Morning Mixtape: Double Depths

Double Depths

It's a bit later than morning I know but this mixtape is worth it. It comes from a couple of guys from Amsterdam called Double Depths. Laidback Luke and Bart B More have already been dropping DD's tracks in their sets and judging by the appraisals on their Myspace page they are very much on the right tracks. Check out these I got in the mail.

Robert Boogert - Hit Me (Double Depths Remix).mp3
(Mediafire)
Double Depths - Cheeko.mp3 (Mediafire)

Double Depths - All Time Favorites Mixtape.mp3 (Mediafire)
Wolfgang Gartner – Emergency (Lance Deserdi Remix)
Soul Migrantz – Calling Chicago (Dirty Phonebook Remix)
Yazoo – Don’t Go! (Laidback Luke’s Take)
In The Club – Turn You On (Mowgli Remix)
Benny Benassi – Satisfaction (Mowgli Remix)
Kid Cudi – Day ‘N Night (Crookers Remix)
Sinden – Beeper (Remix)
Adam Sky – We Are All Prostitues (Crookers Remix)
The Yank – We Can’t Be Stopped
Chemical Brothers - Do It Again (Remix)
Chromeo – Fancy Footwork (Crookers Remix)

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Kicking and Screaming

Photo by Alex Singh

The Presets - Kicking and Screaming (Bang Gang's E is for edit).mp3 (mediafire)

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The Bang Gang

Zombies

Designer Drugs

Apologies for the lack of posts over the past week or so, I've been super busy working, partying, working, throwing up, working, dancing, etc. leaving me more or less looking like a cast member of the living dead. I'm currently trawling through my emails at work since BT are such cock's it takes them a month to reconnect my phone/ internet after being 'accidentally' cut off so, expect updates soon. Eugh.

Anyway, this week is Halloween which brings me nicely onto this original track by blog favorite Designer Drugs. It's officially out tomorrow along with their new track Back Up In This.

Designer Drugs - ZOMBIES!.mp3 (mediafire)

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