Introducing: Cassette Jam

Claire Morris

Rory Lyons & Will Graney, are Cassette Jam. Since winning the 'Cream International Search for a DJ Competition 2006' the boys have maintained residencies at the UK's and Ibiza's notorious Cream & The Dirty Disco Clubs as well as playing Russia, Malawi, Belgium, Latvia to name a few. They are currently working up some serious studio time producing their debut album but still stepping out to rock dancefloors worldwide.

So how long have you been Djing?
Rory - Ive been DJing since I was 13 (Fuck thats 10 years!).
Will - Had my own decks since I was 17, so 10 years.

Where did your DJ name come from?
Rory - Will came up with the name, I was trying to call us the five arsed butt monkeys!
Will - The idea of swapping mixtapes with your mates really. Seemed to suit what we trying to aim for when we started out together.

Can you name a record that first sparked your interest in dance music?
Rory - Prince 1999, that was my first 12", I used to go nuts when that was on - My parents owned a second hand record shop throughout my child hood, so I had unlimited access to music, and it played a major part in my life.
Will - Don't think I could limit it to one record really. My dad used to be a DJ when I was a kid, so I was always surrounded by all kinds of music.

Do you have any residencies or events you organise or play regularly?
Rory - Ibiza Rocks, Cream Ibiza, Cream And The Dirty Disco

Which is your favorite club night/venue?
Rory - Amnesia in Ibiza is nuts, we are residents on the Terrace (which holds around 3000) - We always play last set and the place goes off - On our debut there we finished with Queen - Dont Stop Me know, was hilarious...
Will - Amnesia was amazing last summer. I always loved playing The Brothel when Dirty Disco was at The Northern Light too.

When did you first begin making music?
Rory - About two years ago, just starting to bootlegs and re edits to make our sets a bit different and has just been a natural progression since then.
Will - About two years ago, just starting to bootlegs and re edits to make our sets a bit different and has just been a natural progression since then.

Your debut LP is soon to be released, what can we expect on it?
Rory - Around May - We are releasing it on a label I am starting up now. We are commissioning all the remixes now, and working with a whole host of massive names, is really exciting!! Watch this space.
Will - Wait & see.....

Do you prefer to remix other artists tracks or produce original material?
Rory - Original all the way - Remixes are pretty easy, you can knock them out in a day, there is no better feeling than doing something from start to finish, then seeing people go nuts to it in a club.
Will - I think you get more satisfaction out of creating something yourself from scratch.

Who would you most like to work with on a track and why?
Rory - Got to be Prince. Seen his last ever gig in London last year, he blew me away.
Will - James Murphy, just to see how he works, or Karen O - amazing vocals. Or Girls Aloud.... say no more.

Where do you see yourselves in 10 years time?
Rory - My Dream is to be engineering stuff for other Artists - Hopefully we will keep going from strength to strength and keep building up the studio.
Will - Making noise & having lots of dogs!

What was your highlight of 2007?
Rory - Ibiza. We started our residencies for Ibiza Rocks and Cream, and they went better than we could have ever expected.
Will - Definitely the experiences in Ibiza last summer

What are your plans for 2008?
Rory - Its all about the studio this year, and starting up our label. I set out a lot of goals and targets at the start of 2008, so hopefully can achieve all of them. They are all on track.
Will - Getting more of the production side nailed on & attempting to get out of Europe a bit more.

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Check out their mixtape made on 2x DJM 800's and 5 CDJ's!:

Cassette Jam: Pop 'N Lock Fools.mp3 (direct)
1/ Intro
2/ Bad Boys For Life
Song for Shelter (a cappella)
3/ Sebastian - Dolami
Drugs in My Body (a cappella)
4/ The Beetles - Why Dont we do it in the Road
5/ Jackson and his.... Arpeggio
6/ ODB - Shimmy Shimmy Ya
7/ Daft Punk - Brainwasher
8/ M.I.T.C.H. Feat Uffie (Audion Remix)
9/ Das Pop - Fool for Love (sebastian Remix)
10/ Crookers - Love to Edit
11/ Queens of The Stonage - First it Giveth
Dizzee Rascal - Sirens (a cappella)
12/ Leftfield - phat Planet
13/Primary 1 - Hold Me Down (Yuksek Rmx)
14/ Does it Offend You Yeah - Make Out
15/ Benjamin Thieves - Texas (Sebastian Remix)
Chemical Brothers - Salmon Dance (a cappella)
16/ Hadouken - Tunning in (Re-Rub)
17/ Hot Chip - Ready for the Floor (Soulwax Dub)
18/ Laidback Luke - We Rock Da House
19/ Kris Menace - Steamroller
20/ Cassette Jam - Retox
21/ Tiga - Move my Body (Boys Noize Remix)
22/ Primal Scream V Chem - Dont Fight Control (Erol Booty)
23/ Vitalic - Poney E.P.
24/ Klaxons - Not Over Yet
25/ James Brown - Sex machine
26/ Soulwax - Krack
27/ The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist
28/ Dahlback & Dahlback - Forsberg Loves the Acid
29/ Tone Le roc - Funky Cold Medina
30/ Cassette Jam - Block Rocking Club Foot
31/ Boys Noize - & Down
32/ Justice - DVNO (LA Riots Remix)
33/ Daft Punk - Around the World (Gameboy Remix)
33/ Daft Punk - Around the World
34/ Whitey - A walk in the Dark
35/ Cajun - Dance not Dance (Digitalism Remix)
36/ Duke Dumont - Lean & Bounce
37/ DJ Shadow - Organ Donor
38/ Adam Sky -
39/ Green Velvet - shake & pop
40/ The Presets - My people (DIM Rmx)
41/ Killing in the Name of (Sebastian Rmx)
42/The Sub's - Fuck that Shit
43/ Iggy Pop & The Stooges - Wanna be your dog
44/ The Prodigy - smack my Bitch Up
45/ Sweet light - Abusator
The Whip - Trash (a cappella)
46/The Eagles Of Death Metal - Cherry Cola

Bonus Tracks:
Jon Carter: The Rabbit (Cassette Jam Remix) (zshare)
Cassette Jam: Don't Loose Control.mp3 (direct)
Cassette Jam: Untitled.mp3 (direct)
The Sunshine Underground: In Your Place (Rory's Cassette Jam Mix).mp3 (direct)

Also stop by their website to download more mixtapes and subscribe to their podcast.

Cassette Jam Website
Cassette Jam Myspace
Cassette Jam Productions Myspace

Introducing: ADHDJ's

Jared and Jamila are better known as ADHDJ's and over the past 9 months have already established themselves in the London club scene. Whether it's their infectious indie/electro/rave/mashup Dj sets or the fact they are out classing other Dj's while only at the tender age of 16 is up to you. Either way, with Jared working on material with SuperSuper's Namalee in a Uffie & Feadz style duo, 2008 is going to be the year you will know all about ADHDJS.

So, what does ADHDJS stand for?
ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, A behavioral condition which we both share. There is an element of mockery and irony which we thought made it a good DJ name.

You are both 16, how long have you guys been djing?
I took an interest a couple of years ago, my older brother used to be a hip hop DJ and he taught me the basic skills of mixing with his vinyls. I then bought my own CD decks which I began practicing on, although I still think that playing vinyl is a far more credible technique. Jamila and I collectively began Djing under ADHDJS in May last year.

Does your age affect where you can play a set?
Its not a major problem in London as club promoters tend to be more lenient. But occasionally there is high security on the door so it's more of an issue. We try to get to the venue before the bouncers are there to set up. We aren't in any rush to play at all the big clubs in London but it's a shame that there isn't a better established underage club scene which would give opportunity to more young artists and Djs.

Do either of you have a residencies elsewhere or play regularly at any other events?
We had a residency at my friends club night called 'Disco Rejects'. This was a small club night for all ages but it stopped after a couple of months. It was pretty hectic and the night was really good so its unfortunate that it ended. I think that it definitely helped us boost our reputation with the underage crowd.

How long have you been producing?
Around a year ago I started messing around with Fruityloops, producing beats for my friends to spit over but recently I've bought proper production software so I can develop my skills in that area.

Do you produce original material as well as remix other artists' tracks?
Remixing other artists tracks is so unoriginal and seems to be what every DJ does, us included. Despite the remixes sounding good, I think for a DJ to gain any credibility they need to produce their own material. I have recently been working with Namalee, we have formed a little duo and performed together at the winter offensive festival. Our tunes should be up on our Myspace soon.

Are there any bands or acts that you draw any inspiration from?
Not particularly draw inspiration from, but we like Sweat X who are a South African group. Originally coming from South Africa, Im glad that their home grown music scene is opening up. I put DJs and bands in our top friends that we are listening to. I am especially liking the Australian music scene at the moment and am actually currently in Sydney. The DJs here are amazing. I like the Bang Gang, The Presets and the Midnight Juggernauts.

What are your plans for 2008?
In 2008, we hope to play outside of London more often and get some DJ sets in Europe. We have so far been offered sets in Barcelona and Italy. We also hope to complete our GCSES...They of course come before DJing...

What was the best part of 2007?
The best part for us was probably hosting a room at Sports Rave which is a club night where people dress up in sports gear and have a laugh. It was excellent. We got a couple of DJs from Sydney to play and some of Partyshank and their friends too. There were trampolines set up and badminton nets. It was all such fun because everyone just wanted to enjoy themselves and not care about their image. It didn't have the problem of pretentiousness that most London clubs have.

What will be your new years resolution?
I'm trying to think of something witty to say but its to early in the morning for me. Probably just to progress in DJing, build up more of a following, start producing some really good material and hopefully start up some under 18 club nights with sick line ups. We shouldn't be deprived just because we are under age!

Heres their mixtape which was played at the recent SuperSuper show in London Fashion Week:

ADHDJ's - Get The Fuck Up.mp3 (zshare)
2.Chromeo - Fancy Footwork (Acapella)
3.High Powered Boys - Hoes Get Down (Ultra Tiger Remix)
4.Riot In Belgium - La musique
5.M.I.A. - Boyz (Hot Pink Delorean Remix)
6.Crystal Castles - Alice Practice (Futurecop! Remix)
7.Ludacris vs Surkin (my!gay!husband! REMIX)
8.Dr. Dre - Forgot About Dre (Dj Mighty Mi Tour Dre France Remix)
9.Soulja Boy - Crank Dat (Pop Rawkus Remix)
10.M.I.T.C.H. feat. Uffie & Feadz - Fais Rentrer Les Euros (Unreleased Audioporno Remix)

Bonus Remixes:
ADHDJ's - Super Mario.mp3 (zshare)
ADHDJ's - Jam Your Hype.mp3 (zshare)
ADHDJ's - Nimmo and The Gauntletts Mix.mp3 (zshare)
ADHDJ's - Golden Skans REMIX.mp3 (zshare)
ADHDJ's - Lean Back REMIX.mp3 (zshare)

ADHDJ's Myspace

Justice Live...

As they walk out from behind the stacked 'mock' marshal speakers (transformed into a stage set light show) to their mixing desk the crowd is almost as deafening as what's to come. They open with 'Genesis' and as the bass kicks in, the now legendary white cross is illuminated. The entire dancefloor at the Astoria is jumping. Their sound is in every way as huge as their stage set.

For the next hour Justice put the crowd through its paces; switching tempo, building up and dropping the majority of their album '†' with the odd Simian sample and jaw dropping 80's rock guitar riff of which I can't put a name to. Ironically they didn't drop 'Valentine' with it being the 14th and all, but that didn't stop the crowd beckoning for more.

After an encore with Soulwax's remix of Phantom Pt.2 they come out again and drop their remix of Soulwax's 'NY Excuse' and yet another storming guitar riff. I've seen these guys DJ before and that was good, but seeing them live is something else. I strongly advise catching them at some point of their current world tour.

Soulwax - NY Excuse (Justice Remix).mp3 (zshare)

Justice Myspace

The House That Jak Built

This Saturday is the opening of new club night JakinTheHouse at Plan B in Brixton featuring Trevor Loveys. So, to get you warmed up, in the mood and hopefully make the weekend come a lot sooner, Gem has sent me this Jackin mixtape for your pleasure.

GemTheBrave - BumpyRide.mp3 (Rapidshare)

Because I Can - Fase (ITH)
Dirty Girlz (Derrick Carters One Man Army Dub) - TradeMarq (Classic Recordings)
Pay For Me/Bamboo (Format B Mix) - Daniel Steinberg/Rainer Weichhold
Swimming (Dub Mix) - Nick Holder feat Zaki
Off Da Hook (Duke Dumont Remix) - Jesse Garcia (Gut Recordings)
A-Sided - Jesse Rose (Dubsided)
Low Down Grove (DJ Fame Remix) - The Young Lovers
A Strange Delight (Main Mix) - Nick Holder (NRK)
Enfant (Riton Rerub) - Sonny J
Coke N Wet (Nytels Bloodbath Remix) - Spank Rock
Boot It Again - Mowgli

JakinTheHouse Tickets
JakinTheHouse Website
JakinTheHouse Myspace

Introducing: The Riot Dolls
DJ Shoddy & DJ Loli

If you bumped into these two in a club you might think they'd just be suitable eye candy for the likes of Last Nights Party or DirtyDirtyDancing, but there's more to these girls than meets the eye. DJ Loli and DJ Shoddy are better known as The Riot Dolls and have already made a name for themselves tearing up clubs in the U.S., both as a group and independently. Loli has toured with the likes of Tommy Lee, is currently touring Indonesia and as the Riot Dolls, the girls are already plotting a World tour domination. World beware.

So how did you two meet?
Shoddy - We basically met on the internet. My friend sent me Loli's website with the email title "COMPETITION". I actually found Loli to be very interesting and wanted to work with her rather then compete with her in Los Angeles.
Loli - I loved her (Shoddy's) energy and knew we can do something amazing together!

What brought about your interest in Djing?
Loli - Ive been around music since 7 years old, starting with playing piano, Singing in a Kids Band, Been a TV host and Journalist for music MTV esque channels and ending up becoming a Dj and performing around the world! You cant beat the amazing feeling of thousands of people bouncing up and down with their hand in the air to your music!
Shoddy - Djing allows me to express myself. I am an artist so any way I can express myself, whether through music, art or writing satisfies my hunger to grow and develop as a person.

Can you name a record which first brought about your interest in dance music?
Shoddy - Daft Punk: Homework 97': When I heard around the world. I lost it.
Loli - That is funny, yep, that would be "Around The World" by Daft Punk. I was walking around the school in doing The Robot from the video at that time.

Other than Djing, are you working on any other music projects?
Shoddy - Yes producing some remixes and unique tracks. We are also working on touring with a female vocalist.
Loli - I'm working on producing the Loliland Album and we will soon be working on The Riot Dolls Original first release as well.

Are there any bands, artists or Djs that you draw inspiration from?
Shoddy - There are too many to name all, but currently, I draw a lot of my mixing/performing inspiration from Danny Tenaglia, and musical influences from bands such as, Daft Punk, Health, The Klaxons, Boyz Noise, Simian Mobile Disco. I cant get Health out of my ipod recently, their production is impeccable.
Loli - As it goes for the music My inspiration is me. Everything I see, Hear, everywhere I travel inspires me in different ways and influences on the future creations.

Who would you most like to work with on a track and why?
Shoddy - Daft Punk. Why? Because they are DAFT PUNK!
Loli - That of course and also would have to be Peaches and Madonna. Amazing voices and ideas.

Do you play any regular residencies or organise club nights?
Loli - I do a Monthly Residency At Hollywood's AVALON Nightclub, Spider After dark, I also did a residency at Nikki Beach in Los Cabos. And currently working on a few new residencies around LA which would be announced very soon.

In an industry predominately dominated by men do you feel you are treated differently at all?
Shoddy - Of course. It's like a double-sided blade. You can use it to your advantage or you can let it bring you down. I'd like to think I'm just like one of the boys and can hang with the finest. It's all about what you bring to the table. You can walk into a room and men are going to assume you suck, but you make the crowd dance all night, and they will give you a high five at the end of the night. Its all about RESPECT and holding your own.
Loli - The world has not become an equal point of men and women yet, so I would have to say yes. But I don't try too hard to prove my point. When people see the talent they accept it.

You're both originally from outside LA, how does the nightlife compare to other cities?
Shoddy - Nightlife here is nightlife. I think in the US there is a set standard with the nightlife, as soon as you leave the states, thats when you can really compare parties and cities. 2am/4am? Around the world this is a joke.
Loli - Nightlife in London is absolutely fabulous, there is always an amazing party any day, any time.

What are your plans for 2008?
Loli - I am currently on the tour in Indonesia, On the return continuing the LoliLand tour around the US and preparing for WMC.
- travel, tour, produce, grow, learn, have fun, & dance.

Where do you see yourselves in 10 years?
Loli - I see myself doing many projects including the fashion Line, Signature line in cool DJ products, And continuing touring and sharing my energy and music with the world!
- I don't even know where I'll be this afternoon!! But, I do know I'll be happy. Indulged in music one way or another. Loli and I should have our houses in Bel Air by then I think.

1. Meat Katie - Stop the Revolution (The Riot Dolls Rmx)
2. Crookers - The Cat
3. Armand Van Helden - I Want Your Soul (Crookers Crunk Remix)
4. Bass Kleph - Bump Uglies (Dopamine Rmx)
5. Riton - Midnight Swim
6. Format B - Flat Call
7. Green Velvet - La La Land
8. Frankie - Valz (Original Mix)
9. Felipe Avelar - I’m with the DJ (The Riot Dolls Rmx)
10. Santiago and Bushido - Head Trick
11. Rewind - Pleasure Me
12. Queen - We Will Rock You (Unreleased RMX)
13. Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (MSTRKRFT Rmx)
14. Daft Punk - Technologic (Radio Edit)
15. Raul Blanca & Monica - In the Hole (feat. Monica)
16. Human League - The Things That Dreams are Made Of (Tiga Rmx)
17. The Knife - Marble House (Faarsheed’s Unreleased Bootlet Rmx)
18. Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso & Salem Al Fakir - It’s True (Dabruck & Klien Rmx)

DJ Loli & DJ Shoddy present: The Riot Dolls Vol.1.mp3 (zshare)

The Riot Dolls Myspace
DJ Loli Myspace
DJ Shoddy Myspace

Monday Morning Mixtape: SamKillsBoredom

Check out this mixtape I got in the mail from SamKillsBoredom. Quite an eclectic mix with some classic drops in there.

SamKillsBoredom - Stamina.mp3 (zshare)

1. Alter Ego – Why Not (+ SamKillsBoredom Dizzee Hackapella)
2. Ace of Base – All that she wants (Electro B Edit)
3. Vitamins for you – Flesh Python (Stop Die Resuscitate Remix)
4. Krames – Shrine Mother Remix
5. Malk – Dancing Beat
6. Malk – Perfect
7. Namalee – Supershiny (SamKillsBoredom Remix)
8. Zhiguli mix – Lazy Testarossa
9. Samantha Fu – Discotheque
10. Oxide and Neutrino – Bound for the reload
11. Homme – Hit me
12. SamKillsBoredom – Testing 123
13. Dj Grandtheft – Paper Planes and My 2 Step
14. MSTRKRFT – Street Justice (MSTRKRFT 07 Remix)
15. Cicada – Edge
16. Deekline and Ed Solo – Give it up booty
17. Sexual Earthquake in Kobe – Dance Music (Toxic Avenger Remix)
18. House of Pain vs Mickey Slim – Jump Around (Deadmau5 remix)
19. Stereo Heroes – Boom Slang
20. Kanye West – Stronger (Mano Remix)
21. A Drumsound and Bassline Smith – Harder
22. Xample – Lowdown
23. TC – Rockstar
24. Logistics – The Trip
25. John B – Take me home
26. Slipmatt – Sunshine

SamKillsBoredom Myspace

Introducing: Malente

In 1999 young German Dj and producer Melente signed to Unique Records and has since built up quite a substantial discography of both original productions (covering 4 albums) as well as track remixes of such artists as Louie Austen, Mason, Moonbootica, Bob Sinclar and Coburn to name a few. He has even released greatest hits double CD in the form of 'Whow' featuring the "best Malente RMX's" at the start of the year. So, whats next for Melente, album No.5 or just chilling out with a coffee?

What brought about your interest in Djing?
I was listening to music all my life started to record stuff from the radio with a tapedeck. There were these DJs having shows and playing always the latest 12"es so I started buying records, a 2nd turntable for cheap (all belt drive) and started doing my own mixtapes and megamixes. I started organising parties in '96 and that's where I first DJed in public.

Can you name a record which first brought about your interest in
dance music?
The first stuff I liked and you could classify as dance music was Depeche Mode, Falco, Yello, Scotch. But as this was not pure dance music I'd rather mention Jack Your Body by Steve "Silk" Hurley and Pump Up The Volume by M/A/R/R/S followed by a lot of Chicago House, Acid House, New Beat, then HipHop from De La Soul to Public Enemy.

Do you prefer remixing other peoples' music or producing original
Both fine, both fun. I prefer making music to an office job that's for sure.

You have quite an extensive discography, as you progress forward do
you find yourself returning to your previous tracks and remixes to
re-dit with new inspiration?
I usually don't look back so much and also in the DJ sets play quite upfront, prefering stuff that isn't even out yet to my "big hits" but as we just started doing Malente-Live I had to go back in time and mashed up some older stuff with some new tunage for our liveset. That was fun, but in general I always wanna do shit I didn't already do. Reproducing stuff is pretty boring.

Are there any bands, artists or Djs that you draw inspiration from?
Of course. I am always on the hunt for new inspiring music by new or old talents. and amongst the 98% shit there's so much awesome stuff out there. From electro/fidget stuff to uk indie rock, from the obvious geniuses like Crookers, Hervé, D.I.M. or Arctic Monkeys, The Wombats, The Presets, The Faint to upcoming Aston Shuffle, Brabe, Stupid Fresh, Jaimie Fanatic, Twocker, Acid Jacks or The Ghost Frequency, Vampire Weekend, The Maccabees, Friendly Fires. I love music

Who would you most like to work with on a track and why?
I'd love to do a Depeche Mode or Duran Duran remix. Well I'd love to do stuff with pretty much all the artists I mentioned before and MORE. I would like to do more remixes for good indierock bands thats for sure, get more high profile jobs.

You've pretty much cover the world when touring, the crowd must differ
from country to country, where are the best crowds to play to and why?
I love to play Australia and Canada as people there are very enthusiastic and dance music is a bit younger compared to it's age in Europe. In the end it all comes down to in which club you play though. People in Berlin can be pretty annoying in one place and in another place you play to and awesome crowd. The club is very important and with the club it's image, the system, the interior and the staff...

Aside from touring, do you play any regular residencies or organise
club nights?
Not really. I play around 3/4 times in my little hometown Münster in Germany and play quite reguarly 2/3 times a year for some clubs/promoters.

What are your plans for 2008?
I just released the 2CD WHOW end of last year, which consists of 1CD DJ mix and CD2 my best remixes incl. 5 exclusive mixes. You can find stuff from Touché, Speaker Junk, Yuksek, Claude Von Stroke, Aston Shuffle, Acidkids, Teenage Bad Girl, Boy 8-Bit, Moonbootica, Coburn, Mason and even Bob Sinclar(!?) on there. Plus my "Spend Ur Cash" and the new Moston & MAlente "Fucked UP". Putting together this masterpiece cost far more time than I though it would. My plan for 2007 was to do this 2CD and then use the time for a new album 2008. But as this was so time consuming I won't do another artist album this year. got some 12" releases lined up and a lot of remixes to come though.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In a studio producing stuff or I may be just out having a coffee..

Malente 26.11.07- aired 02.01.08 JJJ exclusive DJ MIX.mp3 (zshare)

1. Remi Nicole – Go Mr. Sunshine (Punks Jump Up Remix)
2. Turntablerocker – No Melody (Malente Remix)
3. Die Türen – Sei Schlau Bleib Dumm (Malente Remix)
4. Moston & Malente – F*cked Up (Stupid Fresh Remix)
5. Destroy Disco - Fly Or Bounce
6. Simian Mobile Disco – Hustler (Armand Van Helden Remix)
7. Aston Shuffle - For Everyone (Malente Remix)
8. Chris Lake & Deadmau5 - I Thought Inside Out
9. Jesse Voorn - Here It Comes (Jaimie Fanatic rmx)
10. Moonbootica – We 1,2 Rock (Malente Re-Re-Remix)
11. World Domination – F*ckmachine (Malente Remix)
12. Bass Kleph - Bump Uglies (Stupid Fresh Wizards In Oz Mix)
13. Daniel Dexter - Push It Dibaba!
14. Chromeo – Bonafied Lovin’ (Les Petits Pilous Remix)
15. Nine Inch Nails - Capital G (Phones 666 RPM Mix)
16. Sirius Mo – All The Girls (Yuksek Remix)

Malente Myspace
Malente Website

Monday Morning Mixtape: Pierre LP No.2

Got a fresh mixtape in the mail this morning from my man Pierre in Germany. Mmmm, smell that generous portion fidget house.

Pierre LP - ALKAN - live @ K5 Cologne 26.01.2008

1. DJ Russ Jones and Felx B - Sahib Balkan by Buscemi
2. Mika - Lollipop ( Boy 8 Bits Remix )
3. Jesse Garcia - Off da hook ( Duke Dumont Remix )
4. Ron Carroll - walking down the street ( Bart B. More Remix )
5. SWAG - Everything I Know I Learnt On Acid ( Jesse Rose & Oli $ Remix )
6. Thieves Like Us - Drugs in my Body ( Brabe HYH Remix )
7. Cazals - Life Is Boring ( Crookers No Fear To Fly Remix )
8. The Touch - Maximization Nation ( Trevor Loveys Remix )
9. Crookers - My Penny
10. Rene van Munster - hi fi bye fi ( Brabe driveby Remix )
11. Bryan Cox - Where you at ( Gaetan Remix )
12. Bryan Cox - Where you at
13. DJ Sega - Smells Like Teen Spirit
14. Dunkelbunt & Amsterdamm Klezmer Band - La Revedere
15. Crookers - Knobbers
16. Wongo - Song for Jack
17. DJ Blaqstarr - shake it to the ground
18. DIPLO - Paper Planes ( Philly Club Remix )
19. Adam Tensta - my cool ( Umyo Remix )
20. Alan Braxe - Addicted
21. DJ Murkz - night showa
22. FEADZ - Numanoid ( Edit )
23. Kazyo - Teenage Bad Girl Is Dead
24. D.I.M - Is You ( Les Petits Pilous Remix )
25. Kazyo - Make Yeah
26. The Bulgarian ft. Spoek & Bukky - Jack it like a Zombie ( Original
Mix )
27. The Chemical Brothers - boot it again ( Mowgli Remix )
28. Sweaty Wet - Dirty Damp ( Boody Bs Backslash Remix )
29. Duke Dumont - Lean & Bounce ( Original Mix )
30. Unknown - 11/12
31. Solid Groove - This is Sick ( Edit )
32. Felix Da Housecat - Silver Screen ( Static Revenger Mix )
33. Magik Johnson - The Bushman ( Crookers Remix )
34. Claude Vonstroke - Peanut Butter Jelly time
35. Switch - wait till i show you this
36. Burial - Archangel ( Boy 8-Bit's simple remix )
37. Siriusmo - Meine Welt ( Original Mix )
38. The Bloody Beetroots - I Love The Bloody Beetroots

Pierre LP - ALKAN - live @ K5 Cologne 26.01.2008.mp3 (zshare)

Pierre LP Myspace
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Cut Copy - So Cosmic

Just got this Cut Copy mixtape in the mail with a brief track choice explanation from the Aussie synth strokers. Make sure you catch them as they return to the UK for their 'In Ghost Colours' tour. The date at Fabric is gonna be a storm!

19 Feb 2008 Digital, Brighton
20 Feb 2008 The Plug, Sheffield
21 Feb 2008 Digital, Newcastle
22 Feb 2008 Fabric, London
23 Feb 2008 Korova, Liverpool
25 Feb 2008 Carling Academy, Birmingham
26 Feb 2008 Carling Academy, Bristol

Aphex Twin. This is one of Aphex Twin's classics, and I've always used it as an intro to our DJ sets. I'm a big fan of looped piano riff (two other faves of mine being mike oldfield's tubular bells or DJ Shadow's building steam from a grain of sand). It's almost hard to imagine this is the same guy who wrote come to daddy.

Cut Copy - So Haunted (Knightlife End Edit) Our mate Knightlife called me up when he heard 'so haunted' on the radio and asked what happens after it fades out. He was imagining this sun soaked disco reprise so we gave him the parts and two days later we had our hands punching the air listening back to it.

Panda Bear - Bros This panda bear record is without a doubt my favorite of 2007. For me it's like paul simon graceland era meets animal collective meets the avalanches. Some of my favorite shit.

Popolice - (edit) Popolice is a one man my bloody valentine - it's a trick because whenever I close my eyes at his shows you can imagine a whole band with wailing guitars and heartbrakingly beautiful textures and harmonies. A bit of an underground favorite in melbourne, he's played with us and become a mainstay on the cut copy stereo.

Delia & Gavin - Rise For me this song reminds me of driving at dusk, or perhaps it's the sound of the world as it was being created. I've only seen them play once but they had me transfixed for the 25 minutes that they played, with no gaps or talking. amazing.

Elitechnique - Fingerfood (major swellings mix) There's a touch of herbie hancock in all of us. And I must admit I remember seeing the electronic saxophone on a show called 'beyond 2000' when I was a kid and badgering my parents to buy me one. They never did.

Nu Musik - Warp This song is incredible to me. It's one of those tunes that transports you; from chicago house to blissful acoustic guitar, sounding like one of the best remixes you've heard. I was staggered to find out it's actually from 1982 and the original version of the song.

Panthers - Goblin City (Holy Ghost! Dub) Holy ghost! seem to be one of the heroes of DFA's new wave of talent. This mix of panthers is as good as many of the DFA's own. I cant wait for more.

Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Horizon This track appeared on the promo for Rubicon a number of years back but (perhaps due to it's length) has remained a tantalizing piece of braxe/falke magic. I love it every time I hear it, but never manage to listen to it long enough to get over it. pure bliss.

Bell x1 - Flame (Chicken Lips Dub) This mix is a bit like a modern pop interpretation of the anthemic white-funk of talking heads. One my favorite chicken lips remixes for some time.

Giorgio - Knights in white saturn This is one of my favorite giorgio tracks. I love this era of his music where in parternship with pete bellotte their songs build and deconstruct themselves piece by piece over a whole side of vinyl. This particular one is a cover of Justin Hayward and spans three disco interpretations of the song. The cover is also absolutely genius.

Aeroplane - Aeroplane Aeroplane is my new favorite artist. This track comes like a contemporary version of the songs that inspired the new cut copy record 'In ghost colours'. Not out of place next to Jean Michel Jarre's 'Equinoxe' or PIL's 'this is what you want, this is what you get'. An epic soundtrack to... well... something.

Fleetwood Mac - Never Forget 'Tusk' was an ambitious double-album and although it probably didn't scale the heights of 'Rumours', it has some truly heartwarming/breaking chords and melodies.

Lifelike - So Electric Like alan braxe and daft punk, lifelike seems to be at his best when his tracks stumble upon some sort of shared musical consciousness; a melody seemingly from the past which takes hold like a fond memory of childhood. 'So electric' is simultaneously triumphant and nostalgic, and for me an instant classic.

Saturn 5 - Oscillations Pure Kraut. It goes to show you dont need more that one chord (or even one note for that matter) to write a compelling tune.

International Music System - Runaway (Edit) A lot of the time in writing our second record was spent researching and listening to music from the past, making connections between our modern favorites and those that inspired them. To me almost like a proto-alan braxe blueprint. Unfortunately it's incredibly difficult to get information about many of these italo artists so I know precious little about it. It's good though.

Cut Copy - Lights & Music This song was written from two ideas and then joined together. The chorus began as an dubby electronic disco number I wrote and the verses from post punk inspired jam that Tim and I recorded on bass keyboard and drum machine. It's also our next single.

Jean Michel Jarre - Equinoxe (Edit) What more can be said about Jean Michel Jarre? He's a hero. For the tech heads, he has put the Yamaha CS60 and 80 into our hearts forever.

Harmonia - Deluxe (Drum Edit) Harmonia was the all-star 'dreamteam' of krautrock. Michael (Jordan) Rother from Neu on guitar combined with the Cluster pair and Roedelius (AKA Shaq) and Moebius (not unlike the silky skills of Clyde Drexler). Seriously though both the harmonia albums are masterpieces. Over the last couple of years I've listen to these records countless times for inspiration.

The Bells - Target Group (C90 Mix) C90 seem to have emerged as blog favorites for many people. This is my pick of their mixes.

Holy Ghost - Hold On I cant say enough about Holy Ghost! This record is a hands down classic for me. From the throbbing staccato synth of the verses to the soaring clavinet piano of chorus. This the Cut Copy 12" anthem of 2007. When are these guys going to do a remix for us already? DFA, you've done it again...

Bagraiders - Nil By Mouth Bagraiders have emerged along with wunderkind Knightlife (who also remixed this particular tune) as part of the new wave of Australian electro producers. For some reason more than most other countries this scene has really taken hold here when only a few years ago it was Jet and their rock revival clones that seemed to rule the bars and clubs.

Space - Save Your Love This is an instrumental edit of Space's 'save your love'. Not be confused with the KLF/Orb collaboration also called 'Space' this is more than remeniscent of Daft Punk's Disovery era.

Inflagranti - Additional Alpha Blocker In my opinion these guys rarely put a foot wrong. And even when it is wrong, goddamn it - it's still so right. This track almost goes into transcendental chicago house territory. I cant wait for their next 12.

Oran Juice Jones - The Rain An 80's underground soul classic.

Cut Copy - Hearts On Fire (A cappella)

Cut Copy - Hearts On Fire (Joakim Mix) Joakim is someone who I've followed musically over his career and have always been surprising and inspiring. His most recent forays into mixes seem to have been his most successful in terms of club play and he seems to be really hitting his stride. This version of our tune came through to us when we were at DFA recording our album and was a soundtrack for that period. Hands in the air!

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