Xmas 'tapes

Merry Christmas

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

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


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

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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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

Yves Bash - Mixtape December 2008 (Part2).mp3 (Direct)
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Yves Bash - Minimix Series 1.mp3 (Direct)
1 . Cold Blank - Marshmallow Man
2 . Foamo - Rockerman (Lee Mortimer remix)
3 . Trevor Loveys & Affie Yusuf - Tear Up London
4 . ?? - freeze
5 . Kelevra - Like To Freak (DJ Bam Bam Remix)
6 . Meterhead - BiggieDance (remix)
7 . The Count and Sinden - Hardcore Girls (Meterhead's Disco Mix)

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



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

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

Wildlife! - Mixtape.mp3

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

Wildlife! - Fundamentals Mixtape.mp3

Esper Magazine

http://www.esper-magazine.com

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

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

Headthrash

Fabric

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

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

Get your Fabric tickets here

The Nightmare Before Christmas

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

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

www.littleartbook.com
www.daydreamnetwork.com

Clean Jeans


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

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

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

www.pottymouthmusic.com

Invaders Art

The Prodigy

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

Monday Morning Mixtape: Billion Dollar DJs


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



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


Big Fat Trouble

Big Fat Trouble

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Been A Long Time...

Fabric

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

Lewis Boardman & Dom Chung - Fabric Mix.mp3

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



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

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

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

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