Friday, June 26, 2009

goodbye Michael - we'll miss you



As an indication of my admiration and respect for Michael Jackson I'm just doing a one off post to say goodbye. I don't care how weird you may seem to the mainstream - weirdness is usually what makes people extra special and successful.

Below is the remix of thriller made by Hampus Drake (I believe) which I used to play all the time and one of my favorite tunes of all time. And the vid above is probably one of my favorite for the way he dances.

G-Rock- Thriller

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Live interviews with bloggers - Diesel U Music radio show

I did a radio show in Diesel U Music on Monday and interviewed bloggers from the following big blogs in between playing tracks they recommended and some of my own. We discussed lots about the blogging world, how it works, how they choose tracks, the music industry, etc.

PROGRAM

Ground level - Dreams of Heaven
No Name - Cosmic Rave (Aeroplane chart)

[interview with Lukas - WFMU blog]

Anne-James Chaton / Andy Moor - Dans le monde
Djemila - L'Homme a la Moto

[interview with Austen - Palmsout blog]

RGBs - STAR JUMPS (Urchins remix)
Duck Sauce - Anyway

[interview with Clive - ylow.blogspot.com]

Perry Ernest & The Afro Vibrations - Ozioma (Message)
Farce Majeure Team - Doe't Voor Het te Laat is
U K W - Sommersprossen

[interview with Amy - Trash Menagerie blog]

Black Box - I Don't Know (KINGDOM REMIX)
Blue Beat Allstars - Something Like That

[interview with Martin - discobelle.net blog]

L-vis 1990 - United Groove
Something for Your Mind - Speedy J

[interview with Stuart - 20jazzfunkgreats blog]

Ritalin (Taras3000 remix) - Twices


listen streaming below



Saturday, June 06, 2009

a.m.b.u.l.a.n.c.e. - pullover '92 Belgian techno acid mixtape


This is probably my favorite cassette I've posted on the blog right now.  It's such the sound I'm looking for.  I feel like disco is starting to get overplayed and  there are rarely new discoveries that are amazing that I don't know.  Electro bangers are fine, but that's been going on for a while now.  Pop-synth stuff is great, but there are few and far between tracks that are great.  So 1992 Belgian techno acid just sounds so fresh to me.  I am not as crazy about the big hardcore sound right now that I've previously posted on here, things like James Brown is Dead, etc.

I found this cassette in a thrift shop behind Hackney Central.  The Pullover side appears to be almost a duplicate of side 2 of the Serious Beats 4 cassette.  But I can't identify the tracks on the a.m.b.u.l.a.n.c.e. side so any track id tips would be lovely.



Pullover side (sharebee)

(listen Pullover side streaming below)


Here are a few tracks from the PULLOVER side.  They are slightly different versions than in the  mix.



I also want to hype the UK Soundclash ipod competition coming up this Tuesday, the 9th. I've been invited to compete in a team with Matthew Stone.  Lots of other good djs competing with us such as Crookers, Girlcore, Nova and others.  I  think Matthew and I will go for the conceptual vote.  It's all about the popularity though so come down and scream for us to win.  Winners are measured by the loudness of the crowd.  Tickets here.