I Am 1 Today

Tee's

Well it's finally here, the one year anniversary of this random dribble of text, music and graphics that some of you might call a blog. It's been a very busy year for me and I want to thank all who have contributed their brilliant music and mix tapes and all of you who keep coming back for more. I probably started off with a couple of you guys reading my ramblings but, since I started tracking my web traffic back in March I now have a steady average of about 200 hits a day which I think is amazing, so thank you all.

As you might already know, I'm a graphic designer working for a merchandise company in London designing tee's for bands and festivals. Not every band is as open minded to great illustration on their T-shirts as I'd like to see but you can see some examples of my better recent projects above. Some were made, some were not.

I have been working on the Oh-Death label as my side project for over a year now. My work on this blog is not for profit, the only money I make other than the 9-5 is off my prints and T-shirts so thanks to all of you who have purchased them over the past year or so. Also, thank you to those who have shown interest in me producing illustrations and designs for your band, website, etc. I apologise if I haven't got around to working on some of them yet but managing a full time job and finding the time to blog and design in my spare time is difficult to say the least since it's still a one man operation. But I would say that if enough of you start asking then maybe I could live the dream of designing stuff I love and blogging full time. Ah well, a guy can dream can't he?

Anyway, here's a little celebration I dug up the other day. It's a live birthday mix I made in 2004 back when I was still making mashup's high on the influence of the 2 Many Dj's mixtapes and a note able 80's indulgence. Hence the oh so clever university Dj name 'Vinyl Richie', haha...ha....ahh, yeah anyway. Those who have heard my mixes under the Oh-Death guise might notice my choice of tracks that mixed well together resurfacing from this original mixing experiment.

DJ Vinyl Richie - The Birthday Mix.mp3
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1. Babylon Zoo - Spaceman (intro)
2. Beastie Boys - Intergalactic (Instrumental)
3. Bart Simpson - Do The Bartman (Acapella)
4. House Of Pain - Jump Around
5. Kriss Kross -Jump
6. Tweet - Boogie Tonight
7. Lil Kim - Not Tonight
8. Laura Branigan - Self Control
9. Dj Kool - Let Me Clear My Throat
10. Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait
11. Ol' Dirty Bastard - Got Your Money
12. Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman
13. Was Not Was - Shake Your Head
14. Whitney Houston - Love Will Save The Day
15. Cameo - Word Up
16. Robin S - Show Me Love
17. Wham - Young Guns
18. Right Said Fred - I'm too Sexy
19. Bronski Beat - Small Town Boy
20. The Ones - Flawless
21. George Michael - Flawless (Go To The City)
22. Layo & Bushwacker - Love Story

Oh-Death.com
Oh-Death Myspace

Robots


I'm still slowly getting my head round SoundCloud and what a brilliant thing it really is. It's ability to share and preview other people's music is amazing and the media player is the best I've seen in a long time. I've already received and posted tracks that some of you have sent me using the service but for those still uploading to zshare and the like feel free to try uploading directly into my inbox using the button on the top right of the blog.

Here's a promo I received from Zodiac Cartel which isn't out until the 27th but you can have a preview of it here in full. And unlike some online record stores you can click to different parts of the track and listen to whatever, whenever you want. Also, if you hover your mouse over the icons along the bottom of the player you can read comments of others reviewing the track.

For those who have a SoundCloud account just click on the track name below to link up with Zodiac Cartel. As for those who haven't I suggest pleading with SoundCloud to give you one.


Zodiac Cartel Myspace

Straight To Video part.2

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If you're in London on Saturday night then this event is one you shouldn't miss. Based solely on the idea of playing music from you're favourite movie soundtracks, the night organised by The Freelance Hellraiser and The 20th Century Fox is in it's second month of operations and this Saturday see's a guest Dj set from Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright and Osymyso who produced the soundtrack to Shaun Of The Dead.

Check out the Facebook event or links below for more details.

Straight To Video Myspace
Straight To Video Facebook

Union London Freshers Festival

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Next Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th October is the Union London Freshers Festival held at Fabric, London. It features the talents of Dizzee Rascal, Annie Mac, Hadouken, Andy C, Andy George, New Young Pony Club, Union Dj's, Newham Generals and my good friends Dan and Richard of The Billion Dollar Dj's. By the look of things at Ticketweb Wednesday appears to have Sold Out but you can still get 2 day passes and individual tickets for the Thursday night.

Get Tickets For Day 2 Here
Get Tickets For Both Days Here

UnionLondon.co.uk

Adam Bozzetto


Sydney's Adam Bozzetto dropped me this gem of a mixtape last week. He's currently preparing for the Potty Mouth Music Euro tour and the Potty Mouth Music Vs. Krunk night in Leeds (flyer below) happening in November and while he's over in the UK he's looking to play elsewhere between the 8th-17th. If you're interested in booking him get in contact through his myspace or email adambozzetto@gmail.com

Adam Bozzetto - August 2008 Mixtape.mp3 (direct)
1. Sidechains – Dr Funk
2. Cross The Dance Floor – Treasure Fingers
3. Alala – CSS (Billion Dollar Dj’s Bombosity remix)
4. We Here (Big Pimp’) feat. Yolanda – Yolanda, The Body Snatches
5. Dance Like Ya Makin’ Love – Freak Nasty
6. Call Me feat. Sporty-O & Yolanda – The Body Snatchers (Lee Mortimer’s Troll Under The Bridge Mix)
7. To Protect and Entertain – Busy P (Crookers remix)
8. Piano Man – Andy George and Scott Cooper
9. Kinky Girl – Electric Soulside (Adam Bozzetto remix)
10. Bring It Back – KC, Kelevra
11. Grab Ya Funstick – Kelevra
12. Disco – Adam Bozzetto
13. Beat Bang – Machines Don’t Care
14. Pretty Girls feat. Mapei – Andy, Stuffa (Sinden remix)
15. Il Buono – Crookers
16. Underground – Das Pop (Busy P remix)
17. Club Life – Mowgli
18. Possessed – Hijack
19. I Can’t Go feat Killa B – Adam Bozzetto (Scott Cooper remix)
20. Suspense is Killing Me – Boy 8-Bit
21. Mars – Fake Blood
22. Pjanoo – Eric Prydz (Patrick L remix)

Adam Bozzetto Myspace
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Diesel XXX / Predator Rap



I was shown a couple of video's on Youtube over the weekend which were pretty amusing. First up is Diesel's new viral campaign video for their XXX party on Oct 11th featuring animations drawn over retro porn video's. Absolutely brilliant. The corn on the cob bit gets me every time.
For more info on the Diesel XXX party at Matter, London and around the World head to their website.

Diesel.com




Secondly is this rap/ plot outline for the Schwarzenegger 80's classic Predator. Put together very cleverly to fit with quotes from the original film.

Monday Morning Mixtape: Larry Tee

Larry Tee

Today's mix comes from Larry Tee. He mailed it to me over the weekend along with an explanation that it contains "all my newest unreleased shit and it is pretty banging! I also have lots of mixes that haven't been blogged from cool new remixer's and stuff from around the world". Check it out.

Larry Tee - Club Badd Mix.mp3 (mediafire)

1. Let's Make Nasty (Xmas in July Mix) - Larry tee feat. Roxy Cottontail
2. Louis Vuitton (SAntiago and Bushido mix) - Larry Tee feat. Jeffrey Starr
3. That's Not it - 20 Larry Tee feat. KIM
4. Pussy Beats (Jeff Doubleu mix) - Larry Tee/Jeff Doubleu
5. My Pussy (Mom and Dad mix) - Larry Tee feat. Amanda PePore
6. I love U (Bart B More mix) - Larry Tee
7. Get Your Grind on (Xmas in July mix) - Larry Tee feat. Christopher just
8. Black Pussy Suprise - Larry Tee feat. Tobell von CArtier and Christopher Just
9. Clap That Ass (Tomboy mix) - Larry TEe feat. Tobell von Cartier
10 Hipster Girl - Mel Merio feat. Larry Tee
11 Summertime Love - Christopher Just w a lil help from Larry Tee
12 Licky(Herve Goes Low) (Larry Tee re-edit with SAnto gold) - Larry Tee feat. Princess Superstar

Larry Tee Myspace

Paul Newman R.I.P.


Paul Newman: January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008 R.I.P

Vive La Vida


I don't care too much for Coldplay but this was quite a beautifully done remix by a couple of Canadians by the names of King Richard and Vivie-Ann of the album title track Vive La Vida.

Coldplay - Vive La Vida (King Richard & Vivie-Ann Remix).mp3 (mediafire)

King Richard Myspace
Vivie-Ann Myspace

Sek One


Heres a fresh new mixtape from Sek One of Toronto's Curb Crawlers for your midweek listening. It's time to start warming up for the weekend kids. The party starts here. Enjoy.

Sek One - September Mixtape.mp3 (direct)
DZ - Drop Top
Sharkslayer - Fleshlighter
The Proxy - Raven
Crookers and Boy 8-Bit - The Crow
Jokers Of The Scene - Baggy Bottom Boys (JOTS RMX)
JakZ - Hurt Me (Lee Mortimer RMX)
Idiot Proof - The Deacon (Oliver Dollar Dub)
DZ and RedEyz - Asian Cuddle Puddle
Lee Mortimer - Putto
Blackfinger - Up Middle Finger (DZ RMX)
AC Slater - Jack Got Jacked (Jack Beats RMX)
Jaymo - Grind
DJ Rob 3 - WGTMUB
Denim Venom - Ass Kiss (Math Head RMX)
Curses! - Moss Man
DZ - Disco Nodz
Scott Cooper and Edu k - Boom
Gella - Chi Kaa Chi Coo (Scott Cooper RMX)
Bit Crushers - What She Said
Boy 8-Bit - Wolfen
Mujava - Township Funk (L-Vis 1990 Kwaito Dub)

Sek One Myspace
Curb Crawlers Myspace
Curb Crawlers Blog

Wake Up / Crapitalism



If you're in London tomorrow night, theres a free party at Cargo to celebrate the launch of an exclusive footwear collaboration between Vans and street artist Dave the Chimp. Along with live art there will be live music from Robots In Disguise and Le Couteau Jaune plus Stool Pigeon DJ's. Check out the myspace for more details.

Dave The Chimp Website
Vans & Dave The Chimp Event Myspace

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If that isn't enough to fulfill your urge to view all things creative then you'd better get down to Brick lane on Thursday to see Ben Frost's new exhibition 'Crapitalism' at Dray Walk Gallery just down from Rough Trade. Check out No Walls Gallery for more details.

Ben Frost Website
nowallsgallery.com

I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time



Designer Drugs recently entered a remix competition by indabamusic to remix the diva herself; Mariah Carey. Unfortunately they didn't win but got an honorable mention in the process thus putting strength to the ever growing dance floor juggernaut that is Designer Drugs. They mailed me the version of the remix for your clubbing pleasure.

Mariah Carey - I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time (Designer Drugs Remix).mp3 (mediafire)
Mariah Carey - I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time (Designer Drugs Extended Remix).mp3 (mediafire)

Designer Drugs Myspace

Monday Morning Mixtape: BUL!M!ATRON!

http://www.myspace.com/bulimiatron

Some more produce of the BUL!M!ATRON! variety for your monday morning, in the form of a quality mixtape and some new tracks. Enjoy!

BUL!M!ATRON! - La Booty Bass Vol. 2.mp3 (zshare)
Boy 8-Bit - Fog Bank (Jack Beats rmx)
Crookers - Mad Kids
3 Alphabet - Fascination (Sinden & The Count rmx)
BC Rich & AC Slater - Poison
Jakz - Got the Power
Dune - Bloodlines (Herve loves messed up rmx)
Monosurround - Cocked Locked and Ready To Rock (Fukkk Offf rmx)
Bryan Cox - Lets Go To Work (mstrd pimp rmx)
Hostage - Mash Up The Speaker
Hearts Revolution - Switchblade (L.A. Riots rmx)
Crookers - Lollipop
Backstreet Boys - Everybody (Headshotboyz rmx)

Bonus Beats:
BUL!M!ATRON! - Can't Touch This!.mp3 (zshare)
Dirty Disco Youth - Get The Fuck Out! (BUL!M!X).mp3 (zshare)

BUL!M!ATRON! Myspace

Local Heroes vs Kikbak

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On the 27th of this month I'll be playing at the Local Heroes vs Kikbak night at Plan B featuring; Caninesounds, Two Northern Scumbags, Scott Cooper, Badlands, Breakdown, Rob Alldritt, Pogo DJs and Ficklegruber. The main room will be hosted by Local Heroes and the basement by Kikbak. In the meantime get your teeth into this treat from Badlands. Also, head over to Kikbak for more info plus access to exclusive downloads, mixes, interviews and give-aways on their new blog.

Badlands September:
‘Kik Bak – Don’t Take It Lying Down’ Mix.mp3 (yousendit)
1. Pirate Robot Midget – ‘Hey France’ [Big Splash]
2. Gella – ‘Chi Kaa Chi Koo (Scott Cooper Remix)’ [Fat!]
3. Mighty Fools – ‘We Want’ [PottyMouth]
4. DJ Rush – ‘Mother f**king Bass (Popof Remix)’
5. Maelstrom vs Mc Youthstar – ‘The Beat Police (Is This House Mix)’ [Katorza]
6. Evil Nine – ‘All The Cash (Mumdance Remix)’ [Marine Parade]
7. Disco Of Doom – ‘The Click (F**cking Zombies Remix)’ [Passenger]
8. Merka – ‘Back Home (Chewy Chocolate Cookies)’ [Fat!]
9. Muse – ‘Knights Of Cydonia (Ocelot Remix)’
10. The MPI Project – Here I Am (Twocker Sniper Remix) [Sheer Music]
11. MSTRKRFT – ‘Vuvuvu’ [Dim Mak]
12. Chemical Brothers – ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl (Soulwax Remix)’
13. Suriv – ‘Epic Flow (Kieran Brindley and Calvertron Remix)’ [Roostar]

Kikbak Blog

For The People

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Got these clips in the mail from Potty Mouth Music for the new release by Santiago & Bushido and Dj Fame. The tracks are already available exclusively on Beatport so get your skates on before it hits the masses in 4 weeks.

Santiago & Bushido vs Dj Fame - For The People (Original Mix).mp3 (sample)
Santiago & Bushido vs Dj Fame - For The People (HiJack Remix).mp3 (sample)

Santiago & Bushido Myspace
Dj Fame Myspace

NEVEREVERLAND



If you were there to witness the power of some of Australia's finest bands and France's finest robots perform on the NEVEREVERLAND tour last year then prepare to do it all again. NEVEREVERLAND is coming back in December 2008 to celebrate Modular's 10th birthday, head over to www.nevereverland.com.au for more details.

Boys Boys Boys


I featured Domenico Biancardi's mixtapes a couple weeks back and he's already posting through some new stuff for your ears. It's time to get out your finest 80's glad rags and dance like its 1987 but with a modern fidgit twist with his remix of Sabrina's camp anthem 'Boys Boys Boys'.
Also check out his efforts for the recent Discobelle competition to remix the SebastiAn-esque 'Hools' by Don Rimini.

Sabrina Salerno - Boys Boys Boys (Biancardi Mix).mp3 (zshare)
Don Rimini - Hools (Biancardi Mix).mp3 (zshare)

Domenico Biancardi Myspace

G.L.O.V.E.S.

http://www.myspace.com/allyouneedisgloves

Some fresh modular tuneage for your ears.

"G.L.O.V.E.S is the one man remixing machine who has been spreading his love muscle on some of the of the finest music on the market. he has quickly become infamous for his ability to turn a track into an anthem saved only for the most prestigious of dancers. On the new Van She single "Changes" G.L.O.V.E.S has yet again sprinkled his disco dust over every aspect of the track which is sure to leave your new sneakers stuck to any dance floor. More chilled than bangin', more fresh than noisy - this remix is sweeter than whatever is playing on your stereo right now."

Van She - Changes (G.L.O.V.E.S Remix).mp3

Van She Myspace
G.L.O.V.E.S Myspace

"...Holidays To Remember"

http://www.xl.com/CustomerInformation.htm

So, I made it back to the UK, safe, sound and sun burnt. No thanks to XL Airways who went into administration on the second day of my holiday. Awesome. You would think that they'd see it coming and inform you so you could make arrangements to fly with another airline first and not have to fork out almost double what the original tickets cost just to get home? Thanks for that. At least I'm home unlike the 5 people who were escorted off the returning flight before take off for being drunk and disorderly. Gutted.

Anyway, I'm ploughing through my emails now so expect new posts asap.

Thrills

www.myspace.com/thrills2

Well I think I've just about recovered from yet another awesome Bestival but it's already time for me to pack my bags and head on my first holiday out of the UK since 2006. But before I leave I'll drop these little treats on you from Seattles' Thrills. He's already getting praise from the likes of Drop The Lime, Le Castle Vania, Destroy Disco and Edu K so he's obviously pushing the right buttons. Enjoy.

Project Cyborg - Feel So Cyborg (Thrills Remix).mp3 (megaupload)
Giko - Asshole (Thrills Remix).mp3 (megaupload)
KG of the Black Eyed Peas - Girls (Thrills Remix).mp3 (megaupload)
Miscellaneous Chocolate - Make Noise (Thrills Remix).mp3 (megaupload)
Thrills - T.I.P. (Culture Prophet Remix).mp3 (zshare)

Also here's a mixtape from the man himself live on his radio show on C89.5FM

Thrills - DJ mix from The Vortex on C89.5FM (6/14/08).mp3 (direct link)

Thrills Myspace
Thrills Rmxs Myspace

Social Killers Club


More mixtape mayhem from blog regular R!M!E. If you're in Sydney this weekend then catch him at a new night in called Social Killers Club this Saturday 6th September featuring "some of the best up and coming artists, bands and producers Sydney has to offer". Check Social Killers Club Myspace for details.

R!M!E - September promo mix.mp3 (zshare)
Fake Blood – Blood Splashing (Fake Blood Theme)
Clark Able – Back In The Bronx (Hi Jack remix)
Atomic Hooligan – Electro Aint Electro (Rico Tubbs Rave remix)
Bass Weazal – Captain Weazal
Detboi - Gunshot Lean Forward (Andy George & JakZ Remix)
Riva Starr - Vouxhall
Headshotboyz - Lava Nemvégleges
Jesse Garcia - Off Da Hook (Duke Dumont Remix)
Daft Punk – Technologic (R!M!E remix)

Heres a cheeky little bonus for you as well:
Daft Punk – Technologic (R!M!E remix).mp3 (zshare)

Chordal

http://www.myspace.com/baobinga

Here's some fresh material from Baobinga, one half of The Body Snatchers. He recently had a track out on Trouble and Bass (which was featured in the Jokers Of The Scene mix), and has just played out at Space in Ibiza for the We Love…Chew The Fat! night in which he did a special one-off Acid House set for. This track was written specifically for the occasion. Thanks to Alexei from Badlands.

Baobinga - Chordal.mp3 (mediafire)

Baobinga Myspace

Introducing: Alternative Reality

http://www.myspace.com/ardj

Born in Ecuador and raised in California, Alternative Reality has fast become a familiar name in the LA party circuit. He's already produced two tracks charting at 25 & 19 in Beatport’s Electro Top 100 and has set up the Prompt Digital record label featuring artists such as Stupid Fresh, Twocker, Jaimie Fanatic and Dirty Freqs to name a few.

So how long have you been Djing?
Wow, looking back since the age of 9. My brother was a DJ here in Los Angeles and like little brothers do, I followed in his foot steps. Funny thing is that I was a trouble maker always broke things, he told me to stay away from his tables. One day dude was late from wherever the hell he was, I decided to pop a record in next thing you know I was going off beat like 2/2 echo effect...never looked back.

Where did your DJ name come from?
I had a very common DJ name (Adonis). I was then told it was already heavily represented by the creator of "No Way Back". So I then decided to cook up something fresh & new. I then started talking to myself like a mad man "I need an Alternative name, but in Reality my name is... "I stopped right there and said Alternative Reality! I know lame....but thats the truth.

Can you name a record that first sparked your interest in dance music?
Mr. Lee - Pump That Body. Till this day it is my favorite Hip-House Record. Great energy and rocking it on my iPod, car and soon on my sets (remix on the works).

Do you have any residencies or events you organise or play regularly?
With production & running a label as a priority, I have to be very picky as to what gigs I take. None have crossed my way of interest. So at the moment I'm stuck at Prompt Studios remixing, producing and thinking of new ways to market the label, myself and our roster of all stars.

How/when did you first begin making music ?
I started back in 2000. Bought myself a music generator for the PlayStation and thought I was the best thing that hit the block. Then of course moved into Acid 3.0 started making mega mixes. I then ran into a good friend who is now my remix/production partner C.planes, who introduced me to Reason 2.0. Then here we are now.

You run the Prompt Digital record label, who do you have on the roster and what upcoming releases can we expect?
Prompt has come a long way and I'm very proud of every artist it carries. We have the likes of: Stupid Fresh, Twocker, Mike Balance, Rooster & Peralta, Donald Galude, Jaimie Fanatic, Tony Arzadon, Dirty Freqs just to name a few. We have a hot package being put together right now with Columbian sensation "Jorge Jaramillo" aka Who Da Funk called "France Dance" featuring the lovely Sue Cho. Remixers will be announced soon.

Do you prefer to remix other artists tracks or produce original material?
I prefer to do originals because I have no dead line and can do whatever I want since it is my concept and well basically no restrictions. With remixes I sometimes can be limited to what the label wants or artist.

Who would you most like to work with on a track and why?
I would love to work with DLG. He is a big influence in my music and has musical class. Very original and has an amazing live PA set! Thanks for the drop Dave! And Pharrell he is a big influence on percussion for my music and has an amazing 80s sound modernized.

What was your highlight of 2008 so far?
Wow so many! But I will narrow it down to the following "Electric Boogaloo", "Revenge In The Disco". Those 2 tracks hit high on Beatport's overall Chart and got heavily supported by todays world top leading DJs/Producers. Being remixed by Robbie Rivera. Having myself & Prompt Digital being heavily supported by Richard Vission (Los Angeles DJ Icon and personally look up 2). Hearing my songs on prime time radio (power 106, thanks Rob).

What are your plans for 2009?
We are getting ready to take our music to another level. My production/ remix partner C. Planes, the lovely Eliana and I, have decided to challenge our selves with a new sound and form a band that will let us express our creativity to a broader audience.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
I see myself enjoying music as I do now. Only difference is that it will be in a global scale spreading love and anthems with all hard working producers and DJs.

http://www.myspace.com/ardj

Alternative Reality - 45 Jackin' Minutes Mix.mp3 (mediafire)
1. No Stopping Us (DJ DLG REMIX) - Promo CD-R
2. Hi Friend - Deadmau5 - Mau5trap
3. Let It Go (Hatiras Remix) - Ultra
4. I Kissed A Girl (Richard Vission Remix) - Promo CD-R
5. Nenas Anthem (Rooster & Peralta Remix) - Funkatronik
6. Finally 2008 - ??? - ???
7. XTC (Stupid Fresh Remix) - Prompt Digital
8. Electric Boogaloo (Jeff T Remix) - Prompt Digital
9. Something Real - Hot 22 - ???
10. Deep Inside - David Rubato - Eyezcream Recordings
11. Get Up (DJ DLG & Dave Armstrong Remix) - ???
12. Shake It Baby - Raoul Zerna - Prompt Digital

Alternative Reality - Get Away.mp3
(mediafire)
Alternative Reality Feat. Hazze - You Got Me Jackin'.mp3 (mediafire)
Alternative Reality - Work This Mutha Out.mp3 (mediafire)

Alternative Reality Myspace

MGMT - Kids (Soulwax Remix)


So last Thurday Palms Out Sounds caused a massive stir when they posted the Soulwax remix of MGMT's Kids. Oh how we laughed when after downloading we discovered we were none the better off and had clearly been Rickrolled off the back end of a Rick Astley comeback phenomenon.

But it wasn't all in vain as after a little snooping for the said track, it appears a couple of live rip's have appeared online taken from live recordings of the Dewaele Brothers at their free gig at The Vanguard in LA for I Heart Comix and Creamfields festival thanks to La Friendly. Still the most anticipated release of the year in mine and many others opinion.

MGMT - Kids (Soulwax Nite Version).mp3 (mediafire) / Live rip from Creamfields '08

It's Pop It's Art


Its competition time kids! Here's the info:

San Miguel Hidden Depths, together with It's Pop It's Art and Airside, has launched an exciting nationwide design competition with the aim of discovering and developing emerging young talent within the UK. The challenge, set by Fred Deakin himself, is to design a new It's Pop It's Art style print which explores the song "War" by Edwin Starr. The winning print will be made commercially available as part of the It's Pop It's Art range and the winner will also receive a design fee for their creation.

Fred Deakin, co-founder of It's Pop It's Art, said: "At Airside we're always on the look out for new design talent. We want people to explore the 'Hidden Depths' of the music and express it on canvas. There is a pool of untapped talent out there and we hope this competition can break into that. "We're looking for something unique, something inspired, something that visually captures the essence of Edwin's words."

Entrants will be asked to go to Sanmiguel.co.uk to submit their competition entry, following the design brief, between now and the 3rd of September 2008.It's Pop It's Art and Airside will then select a shortlist of prints to be exhibited at their San Miguel Hidden Depths event, at London's Amersham Arms on Thursday 18th September.

Deakin, along with illustrator designer Kate Moross, will be amongst the special guest judges selecting the winner on the night. The competition celebrates the final San Miguel Hidden Depths event of 2008, curated by It's Pop It's Art with special guest Sam Sparro.

So, get out your crayons and colouring pens and get busy as you've only got until Wednesday! For more info head over to Sanmiguel.co.uk.

San Miguel Hidden Depths
It's Pop It's Art
Airside

Monday Morning Mixtape: Domenico Biancardi

http://www.myspace.com/domenicobiancardi

This Monday mixtape comes fresh from sunny Italy, and if one wasn't good enough heres two for your audio pleasure. Both recorded live on the beach by Domenico Biancardi so, get out your sunnies whip up a bellini and tell your boss you're taking the day off to enjoy these. Also, check out his myspace for remixes of The Clash and Rage Against The Machine.

Domenico Biancardi - Electro Rap Mixtape.mp3
Cool Kids - Pump up the volume (Flosstradamus Remix)
OSOF - Like Whoa
Wu Tang Clan - Stomp (The Bloody Beetroots)
South Rakkas Crew - Mad Again
Kap10Kurt - Burning down the haus
Dizzee Rascal - Pussyhole (Mike B's Dj Edit)
Hint - Muddled Morning
Young Mc - Bust A Move
Kid N Cudi - Embrace the Martian
Kid Sister - Girl Rock
Lady Sovereign vs St. Andrew - Love Me or 80's Me
Mystro - Who you gonna blame
Larry Tee - I Love you kill

Domenico Biancardi - Breaks Mixtape.mp3
Colin Hobbs - Coming Up (Riva Starr remix)
Black Eyes Peas - My Humps (Clark Bootleg)
Randy Brusset And Jr - Jazz Ghetto City (Lee Mortimer Remix)
Bass Kleph - Bump Uglies (Stupid Fresh Remix)
Kelis - Milkshake (Man Eat dj Jizm Remix)
Mowgli vs MJ. - Mowgli is Bad
DMX - Up in here (Mightyfools remix)
Clash - Should I Stay Should I Go (Biancardi remix)
Chemical Brothers - Salmon Dance (Crookers Wow Remix)
Elektrons - Dirty Basement (Sinden Remix)
Crookers - Il Cattivo Plus Thunder

Domenico Biancardi Myspace