at Monday, March 29, 2010
The latest EP out on Gung Ho! is from New Zealand born DJ/Producer Luke Walker. I'm new to his name and productions but his track 'I'm Running' is a quality electro chugger. The EP has been getting support from the likes of Autokratz, Tim Findlay (Groove Armada), Andy George and The Japanese Popstars among others. Check it out at Beatport.
Check out his latest mixtape at Soundcloud:
Luke Walker - Rekonnekted 2010 mix.mp3 (via Soundcloud)
at Monday, March 29, 2010
Thanks to all those who made it down to The Queen Of Hoxton on Friday, it went off!! Big thanks to Best Laid Plans and all DJs and bands who played. The next event is an Easter special this Thursday April 1st featuring Jim Sharp, Yo Mama! DJs, Oh-Death & Pink Eye and its free entry!! So come kick off your Easter weekend with a good old knees up on the disco dancefloor of The Electricity Showrooms. More details on the Facebook Event.
Then, this Friday after recovering from the night before I'll be DJing at Blog Party No.1 with fellow music bloggers/ lovers at The Big Chill House, Kings Cross.
Playing the cream of new music will be:
Feel My Bicep
It’s All About
Nobody Cares About Kitsune
New music blog
It's £5 after 10pm but message me your full names to firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the free guestlist. Check out the Facebook Event for details.
at Thursday, March 11, 2010
Too Hip To Be Square has been invited to host the upstairs bar of The Queen Of Hoxton on Friday 26th March by our good friends at Best Laid Plans. Collectively we will take over the entire venue bringing you a stella line up of some of the UK's hottest up-and-coming bands and electronic beats across 2 floors with full DJ bill, live band room, plus short films in the Best Laid Plans cinema.
We've managed to secure an exclusive London date from shouty knob twiddling mancunians Cats In Paris, who'll play live alongside the frantic sounds of Shock Defeat! & Hook And The Twin, newbies The Welcome Committee plus a special DJ set from future stars Dansette Junior along with the regulars and resident all star DJs The J&D Sessions, Alruii, Oh-Death, Fade In Fade Out, Pink Eye and Best Laid Plans DJs. Check out the full line up below.
Live Room (Downstairs bar hosted by Best Laid Plans)
Cats In Paris (live)
Shock Defeat! (live)
Hook and the Twin (live)
The Welcome Committee (live)
Fade In Fade Out DJs/VJs
Best Laid Plans DJs
DJ Room (Upstairs bar hosted by Too Hip To Be Square)
Dansette Junior (DJ set)
The J&D Sessions (Pin Up)
Oh-Death (Too Hip To Be Square)
Pink Eye (Too Hip To Be Square)
Best Laid Plans @ Queen of Hoxton - Friday March 26th
8pm – 2am - £4 advance / £5 / £7 after 11pm
Advance tickets here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/75591
Check out the Best Laid Plans event for more details of the acts playing: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=328273173817
Or add your self to the Too Hip To Be Square Facebook Group or Event for more info on upcoming events.
at Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Well it has been a long time coming but I'd thought I'd take time to thank all of you for your support of my work since I started printing T-shirts and writing stuff on this blog back in 2007.
What started out as a part time hobby has slowly taken over any free time I get from working the 9-5 and I have no plans to stop any time soon.
For the time being I'm juggling my love for DJing, screenprinting tee's & prints, blogging and hosting the odd party or two with my day job designing T-shirts for bands at Firebrand Live Ltd. So please be patient if you don't hear much on the blog, I don't get paid for this and them bills won't pay themselves.
Examples of my recent projects are now up on my Flickr Account. I've also added a few bootlegs I made a while back to my Soundcloud page as well as adding my mixtapes to my page at Mixcloud.
I've also recently launched a monthly night in London called Too Hip To Be Square. There are a few parties on the horizon which you'll hear about here of course. Add yourself to the Facebook group for more info and regular updates.
If you haven't checked out the online store for a while then make sure you take a look as selected designs have 50% for a limited time. Keep an eye out for new Oh-Death tee's coming soon.
I currently only stock my T-shirts on my website www.oh-death.com and online boutique store Roktic. Make sure you check out their store www.roktic.co.uk for some like-minded independent streetwear and premium T-shirts.
To keep up to date with more regular news, info on new designs and events then add Oh-Death through any of the following:
at Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Most DJ's I know of are blokes. So, when one of the fairer sex comes along, more often or not she's either backed up with a crew and is part of a 'collective' or she's actually terrible at mixing. Sometimes this isn't the case, especially if you've had the pleasure of listening to DJ Cassette.
Now fair enough, she's sent a mix and like most people these days we're all using software to 'tidy' our mixes and cover our mistakes, but when you consider her growing reputation amoungst the hippest parties in town then I'm willing to take a bet she's actually not half bad.
From swanky parties at New York Fashion Week to gritty underground havens, Cassette has supported the likes of The Presets, Claude Von Stroke, DJ AM, Whomadewho, Axwell, Amanda Blank & the Spankrock DJs, Pilooski, and most recently La Roux, Empire of the Sun and A-Trak on the Water Stage at Parklife 2009.
Check out her recent-ish (Sorry, late post) Club Troppo mixtape for a quick work out.
DJ Cassette - Club Troppo mix.mp3 (Direct Link)
1. Hustlin intro - ABX vs Rick Ross
2. Afronuts (Dcup remix)- Yolanda be cool
3. I'm ready (Luddy Military Girls rework) - Kano
4. Hold The Line (Douster hold the drop edit) -Major Lazer vs Afrojack
5. Scatterbox (Hey Now rework) - Mowgli
6. Too Cool for Amsterdam Bitch - Don Diablo
7. Turbo Love (Spruce Lee remix) -Bagraiders
8. I was drunk (feat. Noze) - Riva Starr
9. Autograph (original dirty mix) - Hatiras & MC Flipside
10. Cool (original) - Spencer & Hill
11. You've got the Love (M. Vogel & Lordenzo remix) - Candi Staton