Too Hip To Be Square - May Daze

Also on Sunday night Too Hip To Be Square returns for not just one but two May Bank Holiday weekend parties on Sunday 2nd & Sunday 30th at The Albert & Pearl, Islington. Featuring the DJ talents of Jim Sharp, Fab Fatale and myself spinning the finest hip-hop, house, disco, electronica and rock of the past five or so decades. Check out the Facebook Event for more details.

The Freak Show

This Friday is the opening of the Brighton FreakShow at St Peter's Church, Brighton featuring some of the south west coasts finest and freakiest illustrators. It's part of the 2010 Open Houses Festival where local venues and houses open their doors for the public to come and view art in a completely unique way.

The following hand selected image makers will be displaying work for sale and custom pieces in the venue: The Freaks, Luke Insect, Shan Jiang, Mega Munden, HelloMarine, Steve Wilson, Another Example, Imakethings, Chris Ede, JohnnyMcCulloch, Matt Taylor, Thomas Burden, Matt Buchanan, Harry Draws Pictures, Jonas Valtysson, Velvet Spectrum, Will Scobie, Yuko Michishita, Neil Davies and Erla Maria.

Check out the website for more details and examples of work on display:

Deathwish Disco

This Sunday I'll be heading south of the river to support the likes of Kanji Kinetic, Penny For The DJ and Heavy Knights for the Deathwish Disco Mayday weekend rave-up at New Cross's finest The Amersham Arms. Watch ya bass bins yeah? Here's a little teaser mix from Penny For The DJ plus a bonus track from Kanji Kinetic via LAFriendly.

Kanji Kinetic - Zombiezz.mp3 (Mediafire)

Penny For The DJ - Deathwish Disco Promo Mix.mp3 (Mediafire)
1.Rico Tubbs - The Party(Squires Remix)
2.Streetlife DJs - The Ghetto Groove(Lee Mortimer Remix)
3.Jacksaw - Kung Pow feat. MC Loc E
4.Mini K - Jack Off Jill
5.Reset! - Sex Machine
6.Foamo - Movin It Over Here
7.Will Bailey - The Dutty Clem(Aniki Remix)
8.Lee Mortimer & Laidback Luke - Blau!(Doorly Dubstep Remix)
9.Lee Mortimer & Foamo - It's Going Down
10.Kaya - Rat Race (Penny for the DJ Remix)

You Could Like Rap Again

Yet another blazing tape to put in your car stereo and ride around the block on a sunny afternoon from my man Jim Sharp. Catch him spinning hip hop at his monthly regular Mookie at The Haggerston or spinning just about anything else at Too Hip To Be Square.

Jim Sharp - You Could Like Rap Again Mixtape.mp3 (DivShare)
1. Intro
2. Back Again - Reflection Eternal
3. Diana In The Autumn Wind (Jim's Fall In Love Edit) w/ Get Dis Money - Gap Mangione & Slum Village
4. Brag Swag - Elzhi
5. My New Shit - Drake
6. My World (Jim's Queens Drums Edit) - Jay Electronica
7. Surprise Cypher - Lightheaded
8. To The Top - Statik Selektah & Saigon
9. Sounds G.O.O.D. 2 Me - Consequence
10. Turn It Up - Sadat X & Pete Rock
11. Let's Go - Pharoahe Monch
12. Modivators Remix - A Tribe Called Quest
13. Cigar Music - Rick Ross
14. Topless - Dr Dre feat. Nas
15. Here We Go (Remix) - Drake & Twista
16. Fuck The Money - B.O.B. feat. Asher Roth
17. The Smelly Cat Song - Sha Stimuli
18. Just Begun - Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica & J.Cole
19. Sirens In The Distance - A-Alikes feat. Mos Def
20. Here I Am - Phonte, Brother Ali & BK-One

Milky Way

KeToLoCo co-promoter and resident DJ Danny Raper is no stranger to London nightlife. He's just launched a new night at Trafik in Shoreditch called ODYSSEY every Thursday night featuring London's finest local house & disco DJ talents. For more info check out the ODYSSEY facebook group here. Here's his new mix which is a damn fine complement to a warm spring afternoon.

A new month means a new mix, and something a bit different from the norm from me - a selection of cosmic disco grooves from the likes of TENSNAKE, AEROPLANE, TODD TERJE, PRINS THOMAS, RAY MANG and more, a Shoreditch space odyssey if you will! I hope you enjoy grooving to it as much as I did putting it together - the milky ways are on me!

Danny Raper – Milky Way.mp3 (Direct link)
1/ Yacht – Psychic City [Classixx Remix]
2/ Loverbirds – Tuesday
3/ Mano Le Tough – Eurodancer
4/ Franz Ferdinand – Ulysses [BTWS Re-Animation]
5/ Kasper Bjorke – Alcatraz
6/ Bottin – No Static
7/ Aeroplane – Caramellas
8/ David Rubato – Circuit [Aeroplane Remix]
9/ Black Van – Yearning
10/ Vincenzo – Wanna Love You
11/ Walter Jones – Living Without Your Love
12/ 40 Thieves – Don’t Turn it Off
13/ Zwicker – Who You Are [Junior Boys Remix]
14/ Still Going – Untitled Love
15/ Tensnake – Coma Cat
16/ Todd Terje – Eurodans
17/ Toby Tobias – In Your Eyes [Tensnake Remix]
18/ Shur-I-Kan – Joe’s Joint
19/ Dolle Jolle – Balearic Incarnation [ Todd Terje Remix]
20/ Ali Love – Love Harder [Prins Thomas Remix]
21/ Bottin – Hot Ring [Fernando Remix]
22/ Bent – Always [Mighty Mouse Remix]
23/ Ryan Crosson – You’ve Got Me
24/ Moonbootica – Men Of The Future
25/ Ajello – Moody Bang
26/ Fever Ray – Triangle Walks [Rex The Dog Edit]
27/ The Faint- Battlehym For The Childsren [Tensnake Remix]
28/ Zev feat. Beckford – Forget The World
29/ Ray Mang – Look Into My Eyes
30/ Danton Eeprom – Lost In Music

More mixes from Danny here:

Heard it somewhere before - Part 1

Dead Kids - Into The Fire

Released: 8/12/08

So last week (March 31st) Eddy Temple Morris was fighting the Dead Kids' cause against Coco Sumner over her apparently ripping them off in her new song 'Caesar'. Temple Morris was claiming that the song sounded very similar to that of 'Into The Fire' by Dead Kids and if you compare the two tracks here, I'd say he's quite right.

Anyway, this reminded me of a feature I had been meaning to add to the blog for a while. I'm the type of person who listens to the melody more than the lyrics in music. Often leading me to hear similarities or hints of completely different tunes in random tracks.

Be some of them far fetched or plain outright copies I'll be posting a few I've heard recently on the blog. Submissions are also welcomed so, if you have two (or more) records that you've heard that sound familiar, no matter how small or big the sample/ part is. Drop me a message to or add the tracks in the comments below.

I Blame Coco feat. Robyn - Caesar
Released: 31/01/10

Lorenz Rhode

Well I was getting pretty used to having some time off over the Easter break, unfortunately the quarterly electricity bill just came through the door along with my council tax. Time to get down to business. Sigh.

It's not all doom and gloom in sunny London though. Spring appears to be officially here and I'm trawling emails to the tune of a fine mixtape from Lorenz Rhode. Recently recorded for the Data Transmission Podcast. Check it out below or via the Exploited Soundcloud.

Lorenz Rhode - Data Transmission Podcast 098 by Exploited

1. Studio R feat. Capitol A - A and R (Ben Mono instrumental) [Compost]
2. Lorenz Rhode feat. Snax - Something Hot [Exploited]
3. Armenta & Majik - I wanna be with you (Part 2) [Savoir Faire]
4. The B.B. & Q. Band - Imagination [Capitol]
5. Lorenz Rhode - Drop the P! [Exploited]
6. Freeez - I.O.U. (12" version) [Beggers Banquet]
7. xxx - xxx (Lorenz Rhode remix) [BNR]
8. The Phenomenal Handclap Band - 15 to 20 (Den Haan remix) [Gomma]
9. xxx - xxx (Lorenz Rhode remix) [Magnetron]
10. Strip Steve - AM/FM [Boysnoize]
11. Lorenz Rhode - Like a Player [Exploited]
12. Chromeo - Night by Night (Siriusmo remix / Boys Noize edit) [Green Label Sound]
13. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Palladium [Vulture]
14. Ben Mono feat. Yo Majesty - Hit the Bit (Lorenz Rhode remix) [Compost]
15. Lorenz Rhode feat. Snax - Something Hot (Seiji remix) [Exploited]
16. Malente & Dex feat. New Kidz - Lions (Lorenz Rhode remix) [Exploited]
17. Egoexpress - Telefunken (Adolf Noise remix) [Ladomat 2000]
18. Le Le - Disco Monster [Magnetron]
19. Schlachthofbronx feat. Marina - Vem Que Tem (Lorenz Rhode remix) [Man]
20. Tele - Foto (Lorenz Rhode remix) [Tapete]
21. Lorenz Rhode - Back [Compost]
22. Lorenz Rhode - A Little something [Exploited]
23. Lorenz Rhode - Kinky and the Grain [Exploited]
24. Logic System - Domino Dance [EMI]
25. Lorenz Rhode - Telephone Helicopter Applause Gunshot [Exploited]
26. Lorenz Rhode - Antidote [Exploited]
27. Motor City Drum Ensemble - Raw Cuts #6 [Faces]

As bonus track check out Disco Evolution by Lorenz Rhode. A megamix of new and unheard Lorenz Rhode productions:
Lorenz Rhode - Disco Evolution.mp3 (direct link)