For Boarders By Boarders

If you're a keen snow boarder, or indeed any boarder for that matter then check out For Boarders By Boarders. Founded in 2006 by three friends that are well used to riding together in some of the UK's best snow parks, For Boarders By Boarders (FBBB) was born on the desire and vision to create a unique event that was based purely on the priority of having fun.

"FBBB voyages to wherever they can frolic (snowdomes, dry slopes, skate parks, art galleries etc) to host events that feature live music, art, and just about anything that has to do with snowboarding and skating.
Part of the concept is to promote the UK scene and push progression. To raise awareness for snowboarding and everything related to it. Creating a platform for the community of snowboard lovers, riders, brands, artists, bands, photographers and filmmakers.

Having just taken the FBBB party to Snowdome in Tamworth over the weekend, the crew will be moving on to the following venues over the next few months before the final event at SNO!zone in Milton Keynes.

July 12th - Skaterham, Caterham (Skate jam in the church)
August 14th - SNO!zone, Castleford, Leeds
August 29th & 30th - Snowworld, Landgraaf, Holland (Park re-opening jam)
September 5th - Chill Factor E, Manchester
October 10th - SNO!zone, Milton Keynes (Finals)

At each event the crew bring a sound system and DJ's to entertain the boarders while on the slopes and some of that is broadcast live on internet radio station NBS Radio. There are also competitions and prizes for each event including your chance to ride for free at the final event in Milton Keynes.

For Boarders By Boarders Myspace

Michael Jackson R.I.P.

Michael Joseph Jackson: August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009 R.I.P

Irrespective of his troubled life and media portrayal Jackson is still without a doubt one, if not the greatest artist of our generation. After working almost 40 years under the scrutiny of the public eye, may he finally rest in peace.

DJ Ayres (The Rub) - The MJ Mix.mp3 (zShare)
1. Maybe Tommorow
2. Never Can Say Goodbye
3. I Wanna Be Where You Are
4. The Love You Save
5. Dancing Machine
6. Everybody's Somebody's Fool
7. Up Again
8. We're Almost There
9. I Can't Help It
10. Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
11. Workin Day and Night
12. Get On The Floor
13. Lovely One
14. Baby Be Mine
15. Say, Say, Say
16. Human Nature
17. The Lady In My Life
18. Dirty Diana
19. Another Part of Me
20. Remember the Time
21. In The Closet
22. Who Is It
23. You Rock My World (Remix)
24. Butterflies

Get Skankin'

Armitage Skanks

I've got some interesting things coming up on the horizon involving working with the guys at Armitage Skanks Radio but, more on that later. Just writing to give you a head's up on their night at Herbal this coming Friday. For more info and details on concessions head over to the Facebook Event. Line up below.

Upstairs: Armitage Skanks (hip-hop, funk, House, DnB, Breaks, party tunes )

DJ Matman (supreme DMC champion, 2005)
Sandals Of Justice (Solid Steel, Ninja Tunes)
DJ ch!co (Getting Hectic, FBBB)
AWE Soundsystem vs C O L L I N S 3 0 3
Dtism vs Boy Wonder (Skanks!)

Supatronix room (truskool breakbeat)
DRUMATTIC TWINS (Finger Lickin', album launch party)
Jurassik (Supatronix, Sound of Habib)
Missmax (Supatronix, final UK set)

Armitage Skanks Website

Work For This

Starks & Nacey
Nacey & Steve Starks / Photo by Sexy Fitsum/iLLIMETER

Another artist that has recently been drawn to my attention is Nacey. His remix of Dance Area's 'AA 24/7' for Discobelle's competition got in at 3rd place and although the first and second were good, I definitely preferred the old school sample sound this track favoured. I was therfore quite pleased to get some original productions from Nacey and his party companion Starks in my mailbox this morning. Here's a bit of info about the duo.

Starks & Nacey are two-thirds of Nouveau Riche, a monthly party in Washington, DC, started in 2006 by fellow DJ Gavin Holland. In 2008, the party was awarded "Best Dance Night" in the City Paper’s "Best of DC" issue, and the two have been described by the Washington Post as “some of the District’s more prolific DJs.” Starks & Nacey are known for their high-energy sets and have shared the stage with the likes of The Count & Sinden, AC Slater, Nadastrom, MSTRKRFT, Blaqstarr, Miami Horror, Scottie B and Eli Escobar to name a few. Their productions have won contests on Discobelle and Mad Decent, and recently appeared on Fool's Gold label head Nick Catchdubs's Australian Tour Mix. Their debut EP keeps things moving with an introduction to the duo’s distinctive styles, and their attitude of having fun in the club."

More Than Friends

Fukkk Offf

A couple of weeks late posting this I know but, I've been getting into these tracks after constant looping in my playlists. I first heard of Germany's Fukkk Offf when I heard the Zodiac Cartel remix of his track 'Rave Is King'. I initially favoured the latter but the original is an anthem in it's own right and it even had success at number 1 in the German Club Charts. Anyway, his debut album 'Love Me, Hate Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me.' was released on June 8 on NYC’s Coco Machete Records and you can get over at Beatport.

Fukkk Offf - Love Me, Hate Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me.mp3 (Mediafire)
Fukkk Offf - More Than Friends.mp3 (Mediafire)

Also head over to the Fairtilizer site to check out his live set from Graz, plus heaps of remixes of his tracks.

Love Will Tear Us Apart


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Lights Out

Lights Out

Check out this thumper of a mixtape from Brazil's Gutex.

Gutex - June Mix (Lights Out).mp3 (Rapidshare)
01-Purple Project - A Trip Into My Brain
02-Sweet Sound - Save The Planet
03-Gosch Project feat Vincenzo Tunnera - Fade Out
04-Westendgirls - A Little Black Dress
05-Aaren San - Friction
06-Jelo, Me & John - Due to Love
07-T-Rek - Take That
08-Ryan Galbraith - Smuggling Duds
09-Mike Cortez & Poldee ft LJ MTX - We Like It
10-Costello - Girls Speak Louder
11-Supadisco - Reset
12-Spencer and Hill - Flat
13-Sono - Keep Control Plus
14-Purple Project - Electro Music Sex
15-Rudenko - Everybody
16-The Replacement - Angel
17-House Rockerz - Guardian Angel
18-Paul Anthony & ZXX - House Music
19-Jean Elan - Killer

Gutex Myspace

2 Many VJ's

Last Friday I saw 2 Many DJ's bring Radio Soulwax to Brixton O2 Academy in the form of an amazing audio visual DJ set. Each track in their set was accompanied by an animated version of the record sleeve for that particular track. It started with their remix of The Gossip's 'Standing In The Way of control' (above) and made its way through an eclectic mix of new and old edits and remixes, also adjusting the tempo at times to fit in classic Radio Soulwax moments like Dolly Parton's '9 to 5', Aphex Twin's 'Window Licker' and Vitalic's 'La Rock No.1'.

After a good few years of just doing DJ set's under the 2 Many DJ's moniker, it looks like they brothers are going back to their roots to revisit the Radio Soulwax mixtapes and bring a whole new experience to an already legendary definition of genre mixing.

One Million Volts Of Techno

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Doom & Hoodrat - One Million Volts Of Techno.mp3 (zshare)
1. Para One - Passion
2. Hey Today! - Kicktro
3. Samantha Fu - Theme to Discotheque
4. Mr Oizo - Error Jeun (Arvenee and Misk Remix)
5. Lowbrows - Dream In The Desert (Hystereo Revision)
6. Autodidakt - Shit Your Rack (Proxy Remix)
7. Dance Area - AA24/7
8. Kevin Saunderson - Bassline
9. Roberta Flack - Steve Silk Hurley Remix (dubbed by Us)
10. Shadow Dancer - Landline
11. Doom & Hoodrat - Join In (A Version)
12. Mr Oizo - Hun
13. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Erol Alkan Rework
14. Alex Gopher - Bingo
15. Solo - Congaloid
16. Jessie Rose - Touch My Horn
17. Teenagers - Scarlet Johannsen (Rory Phillips Dub)
18. Zombie Nation - Worth It
19. Sonny J - Enfant (Riton Remix)
20. Phonique - Where's The Party At?
21. DJ Tonka - Freeze
22. Circle Children - Zulu
23. Modeselektor - Suckerpin (Feadz Remix)
24. Plaid - Kiddie Castle (Para One Remix)
25. Tiga - Shoes (A Bang Gang Hot Shoe Re Shuffle)
26. Woolfy - Oh Missy (In Flagranti Xenon Remix)
27. Shazam - Luckier (Hey Today! Remix)
28. His Majesty Andre - NRG 555
29. Douster - For Weirdos (Das Glow's Doustin Hoffman Remix)
30. Feadz - Flashin
31. Noze - You Have to Dance (Mathias Kaden's Mouthacapellapolka Remix)
32. Daniel Haaksmen - Kid Conga
33. Juan Maclean - One Day (Surkin Remix)
34. Smith n Hack - Rodeo
35. Hey Today! - If I Was Wonderman (Van She Tech Remix)
36. Beni - Maximus (Black Version)
37. Masters at Work - Sensational Beats
38. Bag Raiders - Turbo Love (Spruce Lee Remix)
39. Metronomy - Radio Ladio (Radioclit Swedish Remix)
40. The Mole - Gracias
41. Rodion - Franziskanner
42. Les Petit Pilous - Joile Fille
43. CLP - Hoemcourt (CLP's Double Dutch Remix)
44. Mike Mind - Acid Machine
45. Van She - Sex City (Vemixed)
46. Boys Noize - Gezahit
47. David Rubato - Institubes Express 999 (Bobmo Remix)
48. Creative Use - Are You Jeff Vader?
49. Higamos Hogamos - Major Blitzkrieg (Mickey Moonlight Remix)
50. Knightlife - Crusader
51. Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars (Shazam Dub)
52. Williams Fairy Brass Band - Cubik

Bonus: Out now on BangGang12" Hey Today!'s new Wonderman E.P featuring this jackin' remix from VanShe Tech:
Hey Today! - If I Was Wonderman (Vanshe Tech Remix).mp3 (mediafire)

Summer Revenge

The Revenge
Pic: The Revenge

It appears somewhat ironic after enjoying all this good weather while listening to some appetizing summer disco mixtapes that as soon as I get some time to share these with you the sun hides in typical British fashion. Not that these mixtapes need particular circumstance to enjoy I should say but, sun always makes music sound a lot better in my opinion. If you are to believe the hype then this cold spell isn’t to last as we are to experience the warmest summer on record… yeah I’ve heard that one before too.

First up is The Revenge whose productions and mixtapes I’ve recently been introduced to by a fellow disco re-edit fan. Together with Ali Herron he produces re-edits, "deep-as-you-like house, forgotten funk and 80s boogie" under their OOFT! alias. You can find examples of their recent releases on Five20East Records and more so on their OOFT! Music blog.

Here's a live mix recorded back over the Easter holiday last month at Soul City @Embassy Bar, London. Be sure to check out the blog and Myspace for more mixtapes and re-edits.

The Revenge - Live at Soul City Easter Sunday '09.mp3 (Megaupload)
1. Reel 2 Reel - Love Me Like This
2. Michael Wycoff - Looking Up To You (The Revenge Rework)
3. BT Express - Keep It Up (BB Edit)
4. The Revenge - Night Flight
5. Q-Tip - Breathe & Stop (The Revenge RAE Version)
6. Kay Gees - Hustle With Every Muscle (The Revenge Edit)
7. KRL - Recession Beat
8. The Police - Voices In My Head (Cronk Family Enterprises Version)
9. Body 2 Body - Let's Get Intimate (Harri Edit)
10. The Sunburst Band - Put A Lyric In It (The Revenge Demo Mix)
11. Touch - Without You (Timmy Regisford Remix)
12. Brother D & The Collective Effort - Educate Organise (Harri Edit)
13. Today - I Got The Feeling (The Revenge New Jack Stack)
14. Lionel Richie - Serves You Right (The Revenge Edit)
15. Reverso 68 - Take Me Back To Yours
16. Franz Ferdinand - Ulysses (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re-Animation)
17. Tata Vega - Love Your Neighbour (The Revenge Edit)
18. The Revenge - Your Hangover
19. Moodyman - On The Eastside Of Detroit
20. The Revenge - Unfinished Edits Are Out Of My Hands
21. DJ 2Three - Milk Jelly
22. Hidden Agenda - Big Lamp
23. Phlash & Friends - Runnin' (Dub Edit)
24. The Doobie Brothers - Long Train Running (DJ tool)

The Revenge Myspace

A month or so ago I was sent the following mixtape by Toronto's TMDP and I was impressed by the selection of records and mixing choice. After the tempo decreases on the forth track it's somewhat apparent it's either a brilliant mix or something engineered by a laptop. Either way I like the diversity to make tracks mix, no matter what the tempo. Something I've been trying to master myself using Serato (without much luck I might add).

TMDP - April Mix 2009.mp3 (Mediafire)
1 Tiger & Woods - Come Down
2 Lovebirds - Gentle
3 Free Disco - Psychedelic Symmetry
4 Soft Rocks - Look East
5 Reverso 68 - Tokyo Disko
6 Ilija Rudman - After Midnight (LSB Remix)
7 Soft Rocks - Midnight Drive
8 Luomo - Tessio (Spektre Remix)
9 Paul Kalkbrenner - Azure

TMDP Myspace

Regulars to the blog may notice that Disco/ deep house re-edits are pretty new around here and I do hope to continue posting about the genre and its sub-genres soon. In the meantime check out these mixes and if you have similar tracks and mixes to share, feel free to forward them on. If you're in London this weekend and need your disco fix then check out Escape from New York @The Queen Of Hoxton. I missed the previous two Bank Holiday events so hopefully the hangover from Saturday will be more forgiving this time. See you there.