Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Dover Street Market/Wowow Berlin

I was contacted randomly by David from Memphis London, who seems to have the "collecting" bug like I do (as he noted when looking at my record collection, it seems that I collect mostly for the hell of it, not for the value of it:)). Memphis do a great business in hard to find amazing books and they have put together an exhibition at the Dover Street Market called "Opposition" about British alternative culture in the mid-late 1980's. They have some amazing NME mags from that time as well as gobs of other cultural detritus about the Smiths and other bands. They also have these amazing stereo amps made by Ron Arad from that time frame. And . . . they have a bunch of my cassettes from that era, most of which have featured on the blog. Pictures below. Exhibit will be open not for long so check it out.

We also had an amazing time last weekend in Berlin doing an art/music thing with the !WOWOW! group. It's so cheap in Berlin and the quality of the life is so excellent, it just feels great to be there. We stayed at this amazing apartment/hotel which is furnished entirely with original 60s wallpaper and stuff from the former east berlin. After djing in Friday night at Maria am Ostbahnhof, we went to Picnic on Saturday night which was very excellent music/crowd. Pictures link here.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

new podcast for Durrr

The lovely people over at Durrr let me do another podcast from the time I dj'd there on 17 December in the side room while everyone listened to Simian Mobile Disco in the other room. I like this mix. It features a lot of new music that I don't normally feature on this blog, plus a few classics that I have always loved, such as the Angel in My Pocket. Enjoy. I will be back at Durrr next Monday, the 28th if you want to come down.

Also, I should mention that this Friday, the 25th of January, I will participating in an art/music event done by the Wowow art collective as part of the Club Transmediale in Berlin at Maria am Ostbahnhof. Event details here in case you are in Berlin. Come by and say hi - I'm the one with the dorky glasses. Also, trek over to the incomparable Theo's blog to check out his art performance videos and hear the music I worked on for him at the Tate gallery when he performed there earlier this month.


1 - Golden Skans (cover) - Oscar Cash
2 - I’m Not Moving (Idjut edit) - Phil Collins
3 - Brazil is Here - Foals
4 - On the Road Again - Barrabas
6 - I Could be Happy (Eli Escobar Edit) - Altered Images
7 - That’s When We’ll Be Free - State of Grace
8 - Oh Vibert (Tactic Edit) - Ready For The World vs. Kerrier District
9 - Starlett Johanson (Les Petits Pilous Remix) - The Teenagers
10 - Stayin’ Alive (Teddybears remix) - Bee Gees
11 - Feelin’ Love - Hott City
12 - Good Ones (Fun Bongo Remix) - The Dirge
13 - Check (Losers Rhymix Remix) - Goose
14 - You Could Easily Have Me - Metronomy
15 - The Gay Hussar - Agaskodo Teliverek
16 - Love Hangover (Frankie Knuckles mix) - Diana Ross
17 - The Things That Dreams Are Made Of (Tiga Remix) - Human League
18 - Angel in My Pocket - Change
19 - Mr Icecream (Waxmaster Remix) - Soft Tigers