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)

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Introducing: StadTkind / Le Batman

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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
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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

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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.

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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)

Double Depths Myspace

Kicking and Screaming

Photo by Alex Singh

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

The Presets Myspace
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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Cover Band

Kiersten Essenpreis : The Ramones: Rocket to Russia

50 Artists including the likes of Davey Wong, Allison Sommers, Mark Brown, Julian Callos, Cory Benhatzel, Ghost Patrol, Netherland, Josh Calloway, Phoneticontrol, Alex Pardee and McBess have been involved with an exhibition entitled Cover Band being hosted at LA's Gallery1988. The idea was for each artist to re-interpret an Album cover of their choice. Some examples of this fusion of talent can be seen at 1988 Covers Blog.

Back To Smack


Check out the amazing new tee's from 2 Sick Bastards.

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Blogger: Page Not Found


Um, yeah there appears to have been some kind of Blog black hole over the past 24 hours here as my interview with the Streetlife DJ's I originally posted on Wednesday disappeared.
I've reposted it now but, this problem has introduced me to the very unhelpful support side of blogger.com. There is a network of troubleshooting questions and answers to help you with your problem, except of course the answer you went there looking for isn't in them. Nor is there anyone you can directly email. You can of course post your question to the discussion group but after finding a few people with a similar problem, it doesn't look like anyone from Blogger.com wants to respond.

Anyway, it's back for now...

Introducing: Streetlife Dj's

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They recently signed to French label Kitsune but, Stewart Rowell and Lewis Gaston better known as Streetlife DJs, already have critical acclaim from the likes of Pete Tong, Sasha, Steve Lawler, Danny Rampling, DJ Magazine and Mixmag as well as completing a mixtape for the legendary Radio 1 Essential Mix.

So how long have you both been Djing?
Stewart: I started in ’86, was madly into hip-hop electro & disco (still am), and had already started collecting vinyl. Bought my first set of technics that year, and that was it…hooked! Louis was a few years later I think on the Djing front, but he got started on production soon after too.

Where did the Streetlife Dj's name come from?
I get asked that a lot, and again it comes from my love of old skool hip-hop & electro, music that came from the street in the late 70s and early 80s. I still take influences from it to this day. And there was a compilation series called Street Sounds in the 80s, founded by a guy called Morgan Khan. These albums really took off and helped push this music and expose it to a wider audience, particularly here in the UK, I have them all! So I guess our name comes from all of that.

Can you name a record that first sparked your interest in dance music?
Chic “Good Times” really sticks out. I was only 7 and I can remember walking round Peckham market with my mum, we heard it playing from the record stall and my mum started dancing me round & round like a lunatic! Such a happy & Up song, I liked it so much she bought me the 7 inch, it was my first record! On a later tip, I’d say hearing Alfredo play Marshall Jefferson’s “Move Your Body” and A Guy Called Gerald’s “Voodoo Ray” at Amnesia in 1988 were particularly memorable & inspiring. I’d say Louis would probably go for something like “The Real Life” by Corporation Of One or “Strings of Life” by Rhythm Is Rhythm.

You've both been firmly established as individual Dj's and producers for a good few years, what made you decide to start Streetlife Dj's?
Well we had a label from 2000-2003 called POD Recordings, we had 8 or so artists signed and were releasing house records, but on a deep techy progressive tip. We did over 40 releases across the 3 years. Truth is we became quite bored of it all, house music the scene generally, it all got quite stagnant and it didn’t excite me anymore. And it was becoming almost impossible to make money out of selling records too. So we closed the label and took a break. It was around then that a new wave of French music was starting to appear, the first Ed Banger & Kitsune records, I started listening to early Daft Punk again, caught Soulwax on XFM one night, went down to Trash a few times….all this really made sense, it was exciting stuff that got the creative juices flowing once again, and ultimately it made me wanna get back to making music and Djing, but on this tip, not as we were doing previously. Louis agreed. Streetlife DJs was born.

How/when did you first begin making music?
In ’98. I was working as a label manager at Neo Records (remember Darude, Thrillseekers, Basstoy etc?!?!), its where I learnt how to run a label. But production was something I really wanted to get into, and I was introduced to Louis via a friend, he had a studio set up and was already making dance music. I had the opportunity to do some remixes for Neo so we gave it a shot. That was 10 years ago.

You've got quite a collection of remixes under your belt, were any particularly challenging to complete?
Its funny, the ones you think are gonna be a tall order normally end up being a breeze! Warners asked us to remix the CSS single “Lets Make Love”, but they wanted it to sound like a bootleg with the old Tom Tom Club record “Wordy Rappinghood”. Problem was, they didn’t have any parts for it, so we had to replay any Tom Tom Club parts that we wanted first. It took some doing but ended up coming out really well. The 2 tracks were made for each other, it was a great idea for a mash-up and got loads of DJ support from the likes of Sasha, Pete Tong, Erol, Soulwax, David Guetta and more. We remixed the first Cazals single for Kitsune too. It was a cover of the old Spandau Ballet record “To Cut A Long Story Short”. We did a vocal mix first, it was OK, but I was never 100% happy with it. So we decided to chop up some of the grooves from the 1st mix, add some bits, take some bits out, use different fx etc, completely change the vibe of the mix…and the result was the Cut n Run dub, and it was a complete winner. Kitsune loved it, the band loved it, and it was this mix that ended up getting all the support.

Do you prefer to remix other artists tracks or produce original material?
Remixing other people records is great, especially when you get good feedback from the artist, and of course it helps pay the bills! But you cant beat the feeling of playing your own record in a club and seeing people really getting off to it. So id say making original music is best.

Who would you most like to work with on a track and why?
Another popular question, and one that always gets the same response from me! I’ve got 3 answers for you from 3 different perspectives. Personally, Id really like to work with some of the old skoolers. The original rappers that pioneered that scene. Chuck D, Rakim, Ice-T, Ice Cube & Easy, KRS-One, Masta Ace, The Guru etc…all amazing MCs, but the one that stands out above them for me is Big Daddy Kane. He’s the guvnor! Louis has always been into film soundtracks and stuff like that, I know he’d kill to work with someone like John Barry, Ennio Morricone or even Vangelis. And lastly, from a joint perspective, Id love our album to be produced by Nile Rogers & Bernard Edwards aka Chic. Obviously Bernard Edwards passed away a few years ago so its never gonna happen, but those guys are responsible for so many classic dancefloor moments, from Chic & Sister Sledge to Diana Ross and Carly Simon. There has been some fantastic writing & production duo’s over the years, and these 2 are definitely at the top end of the tree.

Which is your favorite club night/venue to play and why?
I would have said Space in Ibiza as my fave, and it still is, I played there several times on my own before Streetlife DJs, and we’ve played several times since. Amazing club, amazing DJs, and amazing cross-section of people that go there to party, you really can’t go far wrong by spending a Sunday there in the summer. But there is a new addition to the top spot, in joint 1st place, and for very different reasons. We did a mini tour of Asia couple of months ago with dates in Japan & South Korea. The highlight was without question Womb in Tokyo. Wow! is pretty much all I can say. What a place. Its nothing fancy or particularly spectacular to look at, especially from the outside, you wouldn’t even know it was there! Its just a big dark industrial type box in a moody part of town, but the sound system is one of the best I’ve ever heard, the light show is incredible (the lighting jocks get the same billing as the DJs!)…and the crowds that go there are a DJs dream. They party, and they party hard, and they don’t mind letting you know either. I’ve not seen crowd participation like it for a long long time. The club itself reminds me or Twilo (New York) from a few years ago.

Tell us about Street Beats, is it your own label you've set up?
Yeah, exactly that. We’re signed to Kitsune and we’ll still be releasing records with them, Street Beats is purely another outlet for our music, and other people music too if we find something we wanna sign. The first release is the “Keep It Street EP”, consisting of 2 tracks “Yo! Jay / Bassline Kickin” coming early November.

What was your highlight of 2008 so far?
For me it was the gig at Womb in Tokyo, which is one I’ll never forget, and also making our latest single for Kitsune “We Love The Disco Sound” which I'm particularly happy with. The promos are getting some great reactions and I feel we made a big step forward with that record.

What are your plans for 2009, can we expect an album?
Yes! There is an album and live show in the pipeline under the Streetlife Sound system moniker, and I am currently discussing this project with different producers. Watch this space!

Where do you see yourselves in 10 years time?
God, who knows, I’m not sure where I’ll be in 10 days time! But we’re both getting on a bit, so id like to think I’ll be slowing down a bit by then. I’ll go for somewhere hot, in Europe with a kicked back way of life. And I expect Louis will end up in California.

Streetlife DJs - Hot Mix 100 Pt8.mp3 (podcast)
01. Streetlife Sessions Intro
02. Streetlife DJs - We Love The Disco Sound (Discopella)
03. Dan Hartman - Vertigo
04. Trio - Da Da Da (Streetlife DJs Re-Edit)
05. Eurythmics - Love Is A Stranger
06. Mr. Oizo - Patrick 122
07. In Flagranti - Business Acumen
08. Sparks - Tryouts For The Human Race
09. Alden Tyrell - Knockers
10. Sylvester - Do U Wanna Funk
11. Justice - DVNO (Surkin)
12. The Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Streetlife DJs Re-Edit)
13. Chromeo - Bonafide Lovin' (Yuksek)
14. Prins Thomas - On Just Foot (Black Devil Disco Club)
15. Cerrone - Supernature
16. Hashim - Al Naafiysh.
17. Farley Jackmaster Funk - Love Cant Turn Around (Boys Noize)
18. Boys Noize - My Head (Para One)
19. Blondie - Atomic (Streetlife DJs Re-Edit)
20. Treasure Fingers - Across The Dancefloor (Alex Metric)
21. The Temptations - Power
22. Man With Guitar - Man Wih Guitar
23. Klatsch - Oh! Boy.
24. The Gossip - Listen Up! (Black Ghosts)
25. Duran Duran - Hungry Like A Wolf (Streetlife DJs Re-Edit)
26. Kavinsky - Wayfarer
27. Glass Candy - Miss Broadway
28. Imagination - Flashback
29. Surkin - Next Of Kin
30. MGMT - Electric Feel (Justice)
31. Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
32. SymbolOne - Love Juice
33. Elektrons - Get Up! (Greg Wilson's Un-Released Mix)
34. Siriusmo - Diskozinzin
35. Diana Ross - Love Hangover
36. S'Express - Mantra For The State Of Mind
37. The Disco - Stone Fox Chase
38. Stetsasonic - Talkin' All That Jazz (Dimitri from Paris)
39. Klaxons - As Above So Below (Justice)
40. Trio - Da Da Da (Reprise)
41. The Three Degrees - Giving Up Giving In (Streetlife DJs Re-Edit)

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Never​everl​and UK

Nevereverland

"Never​everl​and is a place​ somew​here close​ to heave​n,​ not far from Grace​land,​ nowhe​re near Sunde​rland​,​ where​ every​ noise​ that enter​s your ear cavit​y sound​s like a choru​s of harmo​nizin​g angel​s,​ the feeli​ng in the air is simil​ar to that of a Fijia​n pool bar, and every​body knows​ your name.​ Never​everl​and is the trave​lling​ festi​val estab​lishe​d last year in Austr​alia and headl​ined by Daft Punk,​ and this year it comes​ to The Coronet in Londo​n for one night​ only on Novem​ber 15".

Simple as that. Get Tickets Here

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Happy Birthday Fabric!


This weekend is the celebration of 9 years and counting since Fabric first opened it's door's as London's ultimate Superclub. I recently went to Fabric's newest venture, Matter at the O2 to see Deadmau5. I'm a bit skeptical as to the location of the venue but the O2 arena has become the worlds 3rd most popular venue so, it must be attractive to some people (mostly Prince fans I'd imagine). Despite it's location, I was impressed to say the least. Let's see how well the sold out Justice night fairs in a couple of weeks.

Anyway, to kick off the proceedings of a jam packed birthday weekend at Fabric, Toddla T has done an exclusive mix.

Toddla T - Fabric 9th Birthday Mixtape.mp3 (mediafire)

Over the weekend you can see the likes of:
WhoMadeWho (LIVE), Plump DJs, Filthy Dukes, Krafty Kuts, Ali B, DJ Hype, Andy C, Fabio, Dillinja, Instra:Mental, Macpherson, MCs GQ, Rage & 2 Shy, Tayo, Toddla T, Martelo, Joe Ransom, Squeak E Clean (N.A.S.A.), Patchwork Pirates, Craig Richards, Terry Francis, Luciano, Shinedoe, Martin Buttrich (LIVE), Ralph Lawson, Robert Hood, Baby Ford, Mark Broom, Soul Designer (LIVE), Omar S, Patrice Scott, Keith Worthy

For more info and tickets visit the Fabric website.

Monday Morning Mixtape: Headshotboyz


Check out this mixtape from Budapest's Headshotboyz I was sent over the weekend. They have upcoming releases on Crux Records, Sick Recordings and have recently had a remix featured on Palms Out Sounds.

Headshotboyz - The Dolphins Will Never Die (October Mixtape).mp3 (zshare)
1. Richard Dinsdale - Sniffin
2. Stereoheroes - Washout (Headshotboyz Remix)
3. Shinichi Osawa - Detonator (Herve's uxb Remix)
4. Laidback Luke, Roman Salzger - Generation Noise feat. Boogshe
5. Frank Sinatra - New York New York (Chew Fu fix)
6. Destroy Disco - But I Ain't
7. Fentura - Live It (Klaas Dub)
8. Headshotboyz - Elvis
9. Mightyfools - Super Sexy
10. Micky Slim - Hit The Club (Stupid Fresh Remix)
11. Digital Manges - Give Me A Reason (Headshotboyz Remix)
12. Mystery Jets - Half In Love With Elizabeth (Foamo Remix)
13. Larry Tee feat. Christopher Just - Get Your Grind On
14. Stupid Fresh - Get The Fuck Up feat. Stellar MC (Bass Kleph Remix)
15. Pomomofo - Back at the Club (Boy 8-bit Remix)
16. Ed Kane, Will Bailey - Will & Ed's Excellent Adventure
17. Santiago & Bushido - Got That

Bonus Beats:
Headshotboyz - Detector.mp3


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Spit It Out


Yeah I know, its hard to stop looking at the picture but listen, I've got yet another new track from Designer Drugs. This time they've reworked the work of IAMX who, interestingly enough has previously had a live line-up including "Sue Denim and Dee Plume from Robots in Disguise, James Cook from Nemo, comedy writer and performer Julia Davis and both halves of The Mighty Boosh, Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt" according to Wikipedia. The vocal's are reminiscent of Muse's Matt Bellamy but the two bands are very dissimilar. Check out the DD version here, oh and check out their myspace if you want to get your hands on one of the vest's above.

IAMX - Spit It Out (Designer Drugs Remix Radio Edit).mp3 (mediafire)
IAMX - Spit It Out (Designer Drugs Remix Extended Edit).mp3 (mediafire)

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The City Lights

http://myspace.com/thecitylightsclub

Along with my set at the Ghetto Pass EP launch party below on Friday I'll also be dropping in to play at Bar Rumba for the launch of City Lights. Here's a little intro for you:

"Following the untimely demise of The End and stalwart West End nights like NagNagNag there is a gaping party- sized hole in the West End these days, and given the illustrious history of this 'hood', the boys behind it's newest Friday night disco CITY LIGHTS are ready to set the record straight once again. Formed from spliter groups of West London's infamous Death To All Culture Snitches and influenced by the great West End parties of yesteryear such as Trash and Spaced, CITY LIGHTS will bring some of the best DJ's and live acts from the worlds of disco, electro, techno, house and everything worthwhile in between to the newly relaunched and refurbished, BAR RUMBA every SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH."

Skull Juice
Med Damon (Snap Crackle Pop)
Warboy (BTC)
Arrow (Superfilth!!!)
Oh Death
Alex Sheridan
Jocks
Henry Singleman
Led Gaeman(Vice)

Doors 7pm -4pm
£3 Before 9PM
£5 Before 11PM
£8 After Midnight

For info/ List email: thecitylights@gmail.com

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Here's a mixtape from Alex Sheridan to get you warmed up for the night.

Alex Sheridan - CITY LIGHTS MIX #1.mp3 (zshare)

1.Mystery Jets- Two Doors Down(Duke Dumont Reconstruction)
2.Xaver Naudascher - Lost
3.Tomboy- Kop City Tango
4.Plastique de Reve - Resist feat. Radical Cheerleaders
5.Antipop Vs Asia Argento- Vampy(In Flagranti Mix)
6.Bigger than Jesus- Witch Craft(Perc Mix)
7.Laurent Garnier- Panoramix
8.The Knife- Like A Pen(Club Mix)
9.Binary Chaffinch- False Energy
10.The Glimmers- Esta Si, Esta No
11.Style Of Eye- L.D.R.(Guillaume & The Couto Monts Remix)
12.Hrdvision- Playing For Keeps
13.Roisin Murphy- You Know Me Better(Trevor Loveys Remix)
14.Alter Ego- Gary

Does My Bass Look Big In This?

http://www.myspace.com/alanhostage

Just got a fresh new mixtape from Hostage in the mail. He say's its a selection of "new/unreleased tracks, kinda like a representation of my current set" plus 3 of the tracks on it are from the forthcoming EP out on Nightshifters.

Hostage - Does My Bass Look Big In This?.mp3 (direct)
1. Hostage - Shake It
2. Hostage - Hoot
3. Hostage - Snakecharmer
4. The Streets - Let's Push Things Forward (Hostage Remix)
5. Hostage - The Slave
6. Hostage - Blackout
7. Hostage - Rooted
8. Hostage - Sorry
9. Hostage - Stab Up
10. Hostage - Roll On (Malente Re-Edit)
11. Altern-8 - Frequency (Hostage Remix)
12. Hostage - Blockhead
13. Hostage - Leathered
14. Hostage - Mash Up The Speaker
15. Acen - Trip II The Moon (Hostage Remix)

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Ghetto Pass EP


This Friday Jim Sharp has put together a little party to celebrate the launch of the New Ghetto Pass EP on T&A Records. The EP features his track Champion Junglist along with tracks by Tittsworth, DJ Technics, DJ Sega, Rob Threezy and of course Top Billin. Top Billin have been kind enough to put together a mixtape featuring the tracks from the EP as well as some special exclusives.

Top Billin - Ghetto Pass Mix.mp3 (mediafire)
1. Shawty Lo: They Know
2. Jim Sharp: Champion Junglist
3. Rob Threezy: Love To The World
4. DJ Sandrinho: Don't Stop Till Get Enough
5. DJ B-Stee: Hit U Wit Another One
6. Top Billin: In The Ass
7. Top Billin: Bitch Don't Run It
8. Bo Bliz: Apw
9. Marva Whitney: Unwind Yourself
10. DJ Sega: Everybody Handz Up
11. Tittsworth: Thunderstruck
12. DJ Technics: Everything beatdown mix
13. DJ Technics: Everything supa mix
14. DJ Technics: Everything fx mix

UK - Buy Ghetto Pass EP here
USA - Buy Ghetto Pass EP here

Now Jim may not have been able to get the others over to play at such short notice but we're gonna have a party anyway. As well as Jim there will be sets from his Hear Nu Evil partner in crime Nu Money, Ch!co, Famous Eno and myself. It's at the Ruby Lounge in Kings Cross from 9pm and best of all its FREE.

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Business Acumen


You may have purchased this new release on Kitsune recently. Unfortunately the best mix was left out of the final pressing, but you can get it here in all it's disco-tastic glory.

In Flagranti - Business Acumen (Arveene And Misks Business Acid Remix).mp3

Arveene And Misk Myspace
In Flagranti Myspace

Fat!


Got some fresh tracks that are due for upcoming release on Fat! Records. You can have a preview of the various mixes in the Sound Cloud player below. There are also two tracks that you have the privilege of downloading for free early too. Enjoy.

Gella - Chi Kaa Chi Koo (Gunfire Dub).mp3 (mediafire)



Merka - Back Home (Retrodub Remix).mp3 (mediafire)



Gella Myspace
Merka Myspace
Fat! Records Myspace

The Obama Mix

Hope

Z-Trip and Shepard Fairey have been hot on the Presidential race for a good few months now, openly supporting the campaign of Barack Obama. They've been holding fundraisers in support of him called 'The Party for Change'. Z-Trip has recorded a set from one of these and is posting it out in "hopes of spreading the word to people who need to hear it most". For more info check out his site DjZtrip.com.

DJ Z-Trip - ObamaMix.mp3 (direct link)

Dj Z-Trip Myspace
DjZtrip.com

DJ Sal Kirdkin


Just got this mixtape fresh in the mail from Discobelle's Niklas Mijdema aka DJ Sal Kirdkin.

"I just let my DJ alias, DJ Sal Kirdkin, out of his cage to do a new Mix for our Hype.FM show. The mix got some unreleased tracks, some known tracks and some tracks that we received in our dropbox."

DJ Sal Kirdkin - October mix.mp3 (direct link)

1 Adam Freeland - Hate (Sta Mix)
2 Obi Blanche - Jesus (Downtown remix)
3 Malente & Dexter - Hyperactive (Bird Peterson remix)
4 Pretty Titty - Droppin It
5 DreDay - Chat Noir
6 Radioclit - Secousse (Round Table Knights remix)
7 Grinderman - No Pussy Blues (Adam Freeland Remix)
8 Kasper Bjørke - Doesn't Mater (Tughfucker Remix)
9 Queff & Mekka - Things We Play
10 Graveleaf - Things We Play
11 Mondkopf - Christmas
12 Zomby - Need Ur Lovin'
13 Daedelus - Fair Waether Friend (The Death Set Electro Remix)
14 The Count & Sinden feat Rye Rye - Hardcore Girls (Don Rimini remix)
15 The American Dream Team feat Whiskey Pete & Andre Parnel - Money VIP
16 Baby Diamonds - Alaska Thunderfuck
17 Poni Hoax - Images Of Sigrid (Chloe Remix)
18 Chubby Fingers - Big John
19 Jean Balaise - Crack Age
20 Adam Tnesta feat - Dopeboy (Al Azif Remix)
21 Tittsworth - WTF (Nadastrom On Drugs Remix)

DJ Sal Kirdkin Myspace
Discobelle.net

Hardcore Girls



A new track from the ever expanding catalog of remixes and productions from The Count & Sinden featuring up and coming tallent of Rye Rye on Hardcore Girls. She has been touring the states with MIA and has now signed to Interscope. Check out her home video for the track above. Soulja Boy ain't got nothin' on that.

The Count & Sinden feat. Rye Rye - Hardcore Girls (Don Rimini Remix).mp3
(mediafire)

They are just about to embark on a Tour of the UK and US but The Count & Sinden will be hosting a special all-nighter at a secret location in Shoreditch on October 11th to celebrate the release of "Hardcore Girls". The night will feature a performance by The Count & Sinden, along with DJ sets from both, Fake Blood and local hero Hannah Holland, to name but a few surprises. The location will be revealed the week of the show at www.buggedout.com and www.myspace.com/countandsinden.

Somedayz


Tuff Wheelz are back with yet another banger in the shape of a Mariah Carey sampling track titled Somedayz.

Tuff Wheelz - Somedayz.mp3 (mediafire)

Tuff Wheelz Myspace