at Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I just got this little info bundle about the new Simian Mobile Disco t-shirts designed by none other than Kate Moross
"Simian Mobile Disco are known for making analogue party music, for their mind blowing live shows and club rocking Dj sets. From now on though they will also be known as heavyweights of the style and fashion world having teamed up with multi talented illustrator and London designer du jour Kate Moross to put together a very cool ultra limited collection of T Shirts.
There are 4 designs which are available from the band on the road at the following tour dates and festivals as well as from their online store. Only 72 T shirts have been manufactured in each design."
23rd April Richards, Vancouver, USA
24th April Neumos, Seattle, USA
25th April Holocene, Portland, USA
26th April Mezzanine, San Francisco, USA
27th April Coachella, Indio , USA
25th May Gatecrasher, Summer Soundsystem UK
30th May Neuchatal Festival, Switzerland
31st May Primavera Festival, Barcelona, Spain
8th June Rockness Festival, Scotland
12th June Liquid Room Tokyo, Japan
13th June Quattro Osaka, Japan
9th August Field Day Festival, London UK
10th August Summer Sundae Festival, Leicester, UK
22nd August Leeds Festival, UK
23rd August Creamfields, UK
24rd August Reading Festival UK
at Tuesday, April 29, 2008
at Monday, April 28, 2008
Denver based musician Kamtin M is better known as The Chain Gang Of 1974. His self styled electronic punk sound is inspired by the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Primal Scream, The Presets, and The Jesus and Mary Chain.
Here's his new track "I Wish Daft Punk Was Playing At My House", not to be mistaken for being anything similar to the LCD Soundsystem track of a similar name, this track has its independent lyrics and sound, if maybe a little Death From Above 1979-esque with the grinding guitar sample. Check out his myspace for more downloads.
The Chain Gang Of 1974 - I Wish Daft Punk Was Playing At My House.mp3
The Chain Gang Of 1974 Myspace
at Monday, April 28, 2008
Check out this little gem I got in the mail from London's Mac 3000, his remake of 50 Cent's Crystal Castles-esque sampling; 'Ayo Technology'.
50 Cent feat. Justin Timberlake - Ayo Technology (Mac 3000 Remix).mp3
Mac 3000 Myspace
at Monday, April 28, 2008
Heres a nice little mix from Malente featuring a lot of yet unreleased stuff, some new Malente Remixes and faves from his current DJ set. I posted an interview with him back in February if you missed it. Be sure to check out berlinbattery blog for more exclusive future Malente releases.
Malente - DJ mix.mp3 (zshare)
1. Da Fresh - Madness
2. Faithless - Insomina (Accapella)
3. Beni - My Love Needs You
4. Acidkids - Combat Rock
5. Yukey feat. Sway - The Way We Go (Club Mix)
6. Timmy Thomas - Why Can’t We LiveTogether
7. Sigfried & Boy - The Architect (Malente Remix)
8. Foals - Hummer (Surkin Remix)
9. Huoratron - $$ Trooper (Lars Moston & Duncan Whiteley Remix)
10. Pnau - We Have Tomorrow
11. Dada Life - Your Favourite Flu
12. Twocker - Stitch
13. Lars Moston - What Now (Malente Remix)
14. The Yank - We Can’t Be Stopped
15. Intertrigo - Reversim
16. Nhan Solo & Daniel Dexter - The Bounce Is Back (Malente Remix)
17. Sharooz - Sextitude (Ed Kane Main Mix)
18. Hostage - Roll On (Malente Remix)
19. Tonka - Website
20. Jokers Of The Scene - Acidrod (Destroy Disco Remix)
21. Shantel - Disco Partizani (Yamaha/Eletrico Remix)
at Thursday, April 24, 2008
Photo: Era Disco
So how long have you been Djing?
About a year solid now. Producing for 5 or 6 years
Where did your DJ name come from?
I was on a lot of drugs ahahahaha
Do you have any residencies or events you organise or play regularly?
I resident @ club ERA in riverside, CA and once a month for LA's Hi-Fi Noize. This month we had Crystal Castles @ Era & are having Partyshank for their US Debut @ Hi-Fi.
You play mostly in LA and have played a couple of private parties, have you ever had a surreal story of a crazy night out?
I did a backyard party in neighborhood in LA and I was robbed at gunpoint for a mixer. It was cheap, but still very scary to experience a gun at my stomach.
Do you prefer to remix other artists tracks or produce original material?
I love original productions but remixes are so much fun to play around with! They're both essential.
Are there any bands or artists that you draw inspiration from?
I am inspired by Ed Banger Recs, Kitsune, Benny Benassi, Pink floyd, Beastie Boys, NWA & lots of old school Rap/Hip Hop, Soulwax, DatA, & about a million other artists. Far too many to list
Who would you most like to work with on a track and why?
I would love to work with D.I.M, Crookers or the Bloody Beetroots because we all love that dirty ass bass and snapclaps!
What tracks are really doing it for you at the moment?
My secret weapons to gettin the floor moving lately are the Bonde Do Role "Divine Gosa" remixes, Calvin Harris, MSTRKRFT, Crookers, Deadmau5, Ocelot, Villains, Surkin, and of course...Daft Punk. oh, and Shazam! fuckin disco!!!
What was your highlight of 2007?
My highlight of 2007 would have to be the new years eve party. I booked Felix Cartal and MSTRKRFT rolled to the party to hang and have drinks. It was intense. I got fuucked up that night.
What are your plans for 2008?
Plans for 2008 are to tour Europe. Wish me luck!
Expect a full mixtape soon but in the meantime heres a minimix and some remix promo's for ya!:
BUL!M!ATRON! - LA Booty Bass M!N!M!X.mp3 (mediafire)
BUL!M!ATRON! - Paris Hilton (Split Ep W/ Lillica Libertine).mp3 (zshare)
BUL!M!ATRON! - Kelly Clarkson (Split Ep W/ Lillica Libertine).mp3 (zshare)
Sonido Lasser Drakar - Pobre Estupida (BUL!M!X).mp3 (zshare)
D.I.M - Is You (BUL!M!X).mp3 (mediafire)
BUL!M!ATRON! - New Mex!co.mp3 (mediafire)
at Thursday, April 24, 2008
I've recently been working behind the scenes on the current Skins Live tour which is currently storming across the UK and this weekend the party hits London with live sets from Ladyhawke, TheCockNBullKid and Ali Love. With Dexplicit, CDK, The Freelance Hellraiser and Men In Masks spinning beats for the evening as well as myself. I've heard that its already sold out so looks like its gonna be a storm. See you there!
Ali Love Myspace
The Freelance Hellraiser Myspace
Men In Masks Myspace
Skins Live Myspace
at Monday, April 21, 2008
Here's a little something to wake you up on this Monday morning, a mixtape from Londons DJ Smutlee featuring a blend of hip-hop, Jungle, Baltimore Club, House & Juke. Watch those bass bins, I'm tellin' ya.
DJ Smutlee - Smash Something Mixtape.mp3 (zshare)
01: Mr Vegas-lean Wit It (Soulja Boy Remix ???)
02: Soulja Boy-yahhh! (Wideboys Dub)
03: Tag Team-troubled
04: Jammin’-hold On
05: Dj Zinc-go Dj (Remix)
06: Detboi-gunshot Lean Forward
07: Rusko-cockney Thug (Drums Of Death Remix)
08: T. I. Ft. Alfa Mega Busta Rhymes/buraka Son Sistama (Smutlee Blend)
09: Dj Nephets-see The Girls
10: Phillippia-they Know
11: Kardinal Offishall Ft. Akon-they Know
12: Usher Ft. Ludacris-dat Girl Right There
13: Three 6 Mafia Ft. Dj Unk-i’d Rather
14: Dj Khaled Ft. Ludacris-im So Hood
15: Trevor Leftside-im So Hood (Remix)
16: Chris Brown Ft. T-pain-kiss Kiss (Smutlee Blend)
17: Leftside-suck U Mumma
18: Cham-start It
19: Disturbing Tha Peace Ft. Playaz Circle Lil Wayne-duffle Bag Boy
23: Yung Joc Ft. Gorilla Zoe-bottle Poppin’ (Smutlee Edit)
24: Wiley-my Rolex
25: Gorilla Zoe Ft. Gucci Mane-walk With A Waddle (Smutlee Edit)
26: Dizzee Rascal-flex (Dj Q Remix)
27: Donae’o-chalaceman 2
28: Shut Up Dance-moving Up
29: Sticky Ft. Viper-im On The Mic
30: Dj Ng-tell Me
31: Flo-rida/fish Go Deep (Smutlee Blend)
DJ Smutlee Myspace
at Friday, April 18, 2008
I got this little beauty in the mail this morning from Modular, a fresh remix of The Presets by Lifelike.
"A party throwdown that joins the old with the new, this barnstorming new interpretation of Are You The One? has been masterly brought to “life” by French whiz-kid, Lifelike. Lifelike has stamped his name resoundingly onto the minds of electronica fans the world-over. His 1 Serious Remix of AYTO gives a respectful nod-of-the-head to the original track, but is a true reappropriation in its delivery. For Presets connoisseurs, this represents the closest thing to a bridge between Beams and their sophomore album, Apocalypso. In a genre-spotting sense, Lifelike has spawned a track that sits somewhere between a raw, industrial, noise aesthetic, and filtered disco 2am party jam."
The Presets - Are You The One?(Lifelike Remix).mp3 (direct)
The Presets Myspace
at Thursday, April 17, 2008
hailing from Santa Barbara CA, Curly runs the Savage Methods Podcast over at savagemethods.com and this recent mixtape celebrates its 1st birthday since its start last year. You can find heaps more mixtape's and goodies at the site as well as the chance to purchase some of Curly's record collection now on sale.
Download: Curly - Crush Them Guts.mp3 (Direct Link)
01. Malente and ManroX - Spend Ur Cash
02. Noir - Super Skunk (Ed Kane Pulling A Whitey Mix)
03. Hijack - Shimmy
04. Santiago and Bushido - Got That
05. Heavyfeet - Sick Like That (Santiago and Bushido Remix)
06. Butter Party - Wriggle (Zodiac Cartel's Twisted as Hell Mix)
07. Geoff K - Jack It Up (Heavy Feet Mix)
08. The Bulgarian - Jack It Like A Zombie
09. Elite Force - Used & Abused (Zodiac Cartel Mix #1)
10. Meat Katie and D.Ramirez - Stop The Revolution (Bassbin Twins Remix)
11. Hatiras - Green Frisbees (Original Beam Me Up Mix)
12. Hijack - Possessed
13. Freqlem - Where Does It Come From
14. Jesse Voorn - Here It Comes (Jaimie Fanatic's Cum Mix)
15. Zodiac Cartel - Devil's Music
16. Scott Cooper - Tech Buddy
17. Christian Hoff - Jive Bomb
18. Riva Starr - Jack My Bell
19. Sawtooth Sucka - Depressed Mode
20. Armand Van Helden - Je T'aime (Riva Starr "ACID'80" Remix)
21. Riva Starr - Badassbass
22. Jaymo - Tuned in Live (Micky Slim Remix)
23. John Acquaviva and Olivier Giacomotto - Good (Dopamine Remix)
24. JR From Dallas - Jazz Ghetto City (Lee Mortimer Remix)
25. Sawtooth Sucka - This Is Hot
26. Hijack - Party People
27. ATFC - Mothership (Bart B More Dub Mix)
28. Stupid Fresh - Get The Fuck Up
29. Santiago and Bushido - For What (The Bulgarian Remix)
30. DJ Delicious - Let It Drop
at Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Photo: Max Gleeson
Med Damon, not to be confused with Matt Damon (although that is where his Dj alias stemmed from thanks to Team America) is part of London's Snap Crackle & Pop collective and has just celebrated the club night's first birthday. Originally from Boudeaux, Med has already made a name for himself in the London club scene Djing for events such as Bugged Out, All You Can Eat, Wet Yourself and Alwayz Frydaze to name a few.
So where did your DJ name come from?
From Team America, Maaaaaaaaaatt Damon = Med Damon. It's very silly but it just caught on..
How long have you been Djing?
About 3 years properly. I was really into my hip hop records when i was little but just kinda stopped. I went back at it when i moved to London, but with electro & Cdjs.
Can you name a record that first sparked your interest in dance music?
Naming one record is hard, but I'd say Daft Punk's Homework maybe.
Where are your originally from and where are you based now?
From France originally, around Bordeaux, based in London now.
You are co-promoter and resident dj for the Snap Crackle & Pop collective, how long have you been running parties and have you organized events before?
I organized a few small parties before, and was resident and helped out with Warboy & K-Tron's club All You Can Eat, but Snap Crackle & Pop is the first one that I've been properly organizing, mainly with Harry (Get Harmed) and some other people. Its been going for more than a year and we're really excited about the future!
Do you have any residencies elsewhere?
Not anymore, only SC&P events.
Are you playing any festivals this summer or plan to take Snap Crackle & Pop to a wider audience?
I'm doing the 3 dates of the Dot to Dot festival, Newcastle, Brighton & London. The 1234 Shoreditch one, and I should be doing a couple in Sao Paulo in Brazil in May too which is really exciting!
Which is your favorite club night/venue to play and why?
I don't really know about London, It's hard to say, theres just so much going on. I really love playing abroad though, came back from Milan not long ago, played Bugged Out there and it was real blast!
Do you produce or remix your own tracks?
Not yet, well I'm working on it but I'm waiting to be 100% happy with it before talking about or putting it out.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
Wow, no idea. Somewhere sunny maybe?
What are your plans for 2008?
A lot! Loads of good stuff is coming up with Snap crackle and pop! We're having our summer party on the 5th of June with The Bloody Beetroots and that should be amazing! A lot more coming up but we cant announce it yet! stay tuned!
Check out Med's mixtape he made with Player Player for Snap, Crackle & Pop's 1st birthday:
Med Damon & Player Player - Double Player Mixtape.mp3 (zshare)
01. James Brown - its a mans mans mans world
02. Andy George - big dipper (Hijack remix)
03. Zombie Disco Squad - straight boy
04. JakZ - cutie pie
05. Soul Of Man - Scatterbox (Mowgli remix)
06. Stealmyburger - Megablast
07. Player Player - Teach these cats re-edit
08. Jack your body do it proper club classic
09. Hithouse - Jack To The Sound Of The Underground Peter Slaghuis mix
10. Duke Dumont - lean bounce
11. A1 Bassline - girl thing
12. Sinden Count of monte crystal - have a good time
13. Crookers - duo semidef
14. The Bloody Beetroots Congorock - Rombo demo
15. Sebastian - H. A. L
16. Example - So Many Roads (Herve Remix)
17. Nifty - im from NY
18. Dusty Kid - the riot
19. Ryksopp - What Else Is There? (Trentemller Remix)
Med Damon Myspace
Snap, Crackle & Pop Myspace
at Monday, April 14, 2008
... For the time being anyway.
As my backlog of design work seems to be gradually getting done, I'm able to tear myself away from my Mac and go and have some fun and Dj to whoever will listen to me. First stop will be this Saturday at the Redstar in Camberwell playing alongside The Metro's and The Lovebirds.
Next up, I've got the pleasure of being invited by The Arcs Of Triumph boys to come and spin some records at Tetric in Dublin. I've passed through the city before en route to Electric Picnic a couple of years back and have been meaning to come back. This may not be a long stay but I sure intend on packing as much in as I can in the 24hours I'm there.
The Arcs Of Triumph Myspace
I'm also in the process of finalising some other dates, some possibly involving the current Skins Live tour, we'll see. Info on all current dates can be found over on my Myspace page.
at Friday, April 11, 2008
If you're short of exciting things to do this Saturday, come down to Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes just off Russell Square, London for some retro bowling with Andrew Weatherall (Two Lone Swordsmen) and Grovesnor supplying the beats and Little Art Book will be doing live screenprinting of posters designed by Pure Evil.
at Monday, April 07, 2008
Tuff Wheelz are back again with a remake of Strip Steve's track 'Ready Steady'. The fellow Bordeaux resident originally sampled Weezer's 'We Are All On Drugs', (of which I used to make my own edit that you can find here) leaving out the ripping guitar solo riff and concentrating more on the strumming melody while dropping a massive beat behind it. But here however, Tuff Wheelz have kept to Steve's formula of jackin' electro but added their own twists and turns almost characterising elements of Daft Punk/ Justice and some early 90's acid house. Yet another quality remix from the French duo.
Strip Steve - Ready Steady (Tuff Wheelz Remix).mp3
Tuff Wheelz Myspace
Strip Steve Myspace
at Monday, April 07, 2008
Here's yet another fine Baltimore/Fidget/Nu Rave/Electro/Rock mixtape from Pierre LP in Germany.
Pierre LP - Yeah Wohooo Mixtape.mp3 (zshare)
1.Lex Da Funk - All About You (Brabe Dub)
2.Alphabeat - Fascination (Count Of Monte Cristal & Sinden Remix)
3.Sawtooth Sucka - Depressed Mode
4.Ghostface Killah - Charlie Brown (Yuksek Remix)
5.The Stereos - I Really Love You (NiteCourt Remix)
6.Kanye West - Stronger (A-Trak Remix)
7.Kid Sister - Pro Nails
8.Jackson 5 - I Want You Back (Chew Fu Big Room Fix)
9.Ron Carrol - Walking down the Street (Count Of Monte Cristal & Sinden Remix)
10.Count Of Monte Cristal & Sinden - Beeper (Fake Blood Mix)
11.Count Of Monte Cristal & Sinden - Beeper (Detboi Remix)
12.OH SNAP!! - Bill Cosby Sweater (Hostage Remix)
13.Hot Chip - Over and Over (Diplo Mix)
14.M83,AphexTwins,PierreLp - P.Likker.Wife (pierre-s-mashup)
15.Boy 8-Bit - Fogbank
16.The Bulgarian Crass Shuffle
17.Solid Groove - This is Sick (Yeah! Woho! Remix)
18.Brabe - Nascosto
19.Underworld - Boy Boy Boy (Switch Remix)
20.The Mystery Jets - Hideaway (Switch Remix)
21.Randy Brusseto, JR From Dallas - Jazz Ghetto City (Lee Mortimer Remix)
22.Boy 8 Bit - Suspense Is Killing Me (MotG Extended)
23.DJ Yoda & Herve -- Bonus Beats
24.Juiceboxxx and Dre Skull - Center Stage
25.South Rakkas Crew - Mad Again (Diplo Edit)
26.Princess Superstar - Bad Babysitter (Shir Khan Remix)
27.Modjo - Lady (Mano Remix)
28.Hollertronix - Groove is in the Dick
29.Feist - 1234 (My!Gay!Husband! Get Up Kid Edit)
30.Kanye West vs. Heavyfeet - Good Life
31.Justice - DVNO
32.Kissy Sell Out - Blink It Up
33.Brabe - Dérive
34.In The Club - Turn You On (Mowgli Remix)
35.Wongo - Never Ready
36.Wongo - The Charlie Brown
37.The Bulgarian - Dot Coza
38.Róisín Murphy - You Know Me Better (Trevor Loveys Remix)
Pierre LP Myspace
at Friday, April 04, 2008
I came across McBess aka Matthieu Bessudo via Lifelounge today and man his work is sick! I really love these bold, round characters he draws and his immense attention to detail. There is also something there in his strange, almost acid induced pictures that remind me of early Disney cartoons.
It turns out that French born Bess has already been involved with Kitsune Noir's wallpaper project along with the likes of imakethings and Tim Biskup. Take a look at his site for more awesome work.
at Thursday, April 03, 2008
at Tuesday, April 01, 2008
So, last night the headliners were announced for this years Reading and Leeds festivals. Not really much of a surprise, although it's strange to see Metallica headline again just 5 years after they last played there. Never the less, it looks pretty awesome so far.
This year is also their 20/10 anniversary, 20 years of Reading Festival and 10 years of Leeds. I would have thought they'd add some more quality acts to the existing lineup to celebrate it. Stay posted.
I've been involved with designing the merchandise for the previous two events so, I should hopefully be working on it again this year. I'm currently updating my portfolio of tee's and stuff I've designed for bands over the past two years so I'll drop you a link soon for the update.
Reading Festival Website