Tuesday, February 27, 2007

NME's Mad Mix II - 1983 cassette comp

When I walked into the Dalston Oxfam Shop on Sunday, sitting on the lip of the tape bin was a much sought after cassette compilation given out free with the NME in 1983, and it's in excellent condition. It's almost like someone left it there for me ;) Some really good tracks on here. I had never heard the Frank Chickens track Shellfish Bamboo, and the Pussy X and Associates tracks are also very good. Plus, The New Black Montana track is a good poppy african number - unfortunately no info exists about them on the Internet.

The Frank Chickens appear to be an interesting japanese/anglo band that had that Japanese performance art/social commentary aura. This track must be rare because it's not listed as a pop hit, maybe as hard to find as . . . hen's teeth ;) Pics below - love the album cover.

Side A

1. James Brown - Bring It On
2. Aretha Franklin - Get It Right
3. The Eurythmics - Satellite Of Love
4. Sandii & The Sunsetz with David Sylvian - Living On The front Line
5. Frank Chickens - Shellfish Bamboo
6. Kas Product - Pussy X
7. The Kane Gang - Small Town Creed
8. NYC Peech Boys - Don't Make Me Wait
9. The New Black Montana - Magumede
10. Yellowman - Who Can Make The Dance Ram

Side B

1. U2 - Two Hearts Beat As One
2. You've Got Foetus On Your Breath - Halo Flamin' Lead
3. Xmal Deutschland - Sehnsucht
4. The Associates - Agressive And Ninety Pounds
5. Bonsai Forest - The Great Escape
6. Prefab Sprout - Lions In My Own Garden
7. The Special AKA - Lonely Crowd
8. JoBoxers - Crime Of Passion
9. JBs All Stars - One Minute Every Hour
10. Cabaret Voltaire - Why Kill Time
11. The Style Council - Party Chambers
12. Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years

Monday, February 19, 2007

Dalston Oxam Shop at Durrr tonight

I will be djing tonight at the incredible new party Durrr in London. Joakim will be playing live with his new band. Come down and check it out.

Details here: Durrr Club every Monday Night.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Rave Tape - Mickey Finn 1992

Once again, a rave tape which I cannot identify - a gift found in the bin by my friend Matthew. It says Mickey Finn 1992 on it, but no idea what this really is. Hopefully someone will identify it for me as they did the Dj Randall tape in my previous post. I only recorded one side here because the other side wasn't so great and seemed to be from another dj. I will try to rip some tracks from this as I have time.

Rave mixtape 1992 - Mickey Finn (slower, more reliable link)

Click on the picture above to see my pictures from the first birthday of the All You Can Eat Rave :)

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Make 'Em Mokum Crazy - gabba showtunes

Discovered this in some cds a friend sent and it's too hilarious to not post. There is something about this which I find highly amusing and even enjoyable when played for a brief period of time or in a set of other great tunes. This is probably on the edge of Gabba. But I know you will think I've lost the plot. Listen and complain :)

1 Technohead I Wanna Be A Hippy (3:17)
2 Technohead Headsex (Mobile Mecca Mix) (5:08)
3 Party Animals Hava Naquila (3:46)
4 Party Animals Wapperdewap (1:37)
5 Milk Bar Friday Night Can Kill Ya (4:17)
6 Technohead I Wanna Be A Hippy (Ilsa Gold Mix) (5:22)
7 Party Animals Aquarius (3:13)
8 Back 2 Bass I Wanna Be With You (3:39)
9 Soap (2) Happy Tunes (3:31)
10 Party Animals Have You Ever Been Mellow? (3:05)
11 Technohead Happy Birthday (Timitico's Party Blast) (5:11)
12 Search & Destroy Deep In The Underground (3:34)
13 Wildchild (3) All Together (3:25)
14 Zieke House Loose Fragments (0:18)
15 Back 2 Bass I Wanna Be With You (Spoetnik Mix) (5:43)
16 DJ X-Play Dreams (5:43)