Thursday, December 29, 2011

BBC 6 radio end of 2011 blog show

Tomorrow, the 30th of December, is the first ever Now Playing 2012 Blog Preview on BBC 6 Music.

Below is a list of the tracks and blogs who have contributed. They have included my recommendation, Brenmar (video below).

The show starts at 7pm GMT tomorrow (Friday 30) and will also feature contributions from the presenter Tom Robinson, and 6 Music listeners.

Some of these tracks I don't know. They originally asked me to contribute artists who would blow up in 2012. With that in mind, I'm not sure about Garbage, who were already big. Though I like the track. I also like the D/R/U/G/S track though it's not the best from that genre in my view.

You will be able to stream the show afterwards also at the BBC site by clicking on the Radio and Radio 6 and then looking for the show.

Jay Weathers – I Like It (Instrumental)     (BNTL)
D/R/U/G/S – Lust                                     (A New Band a Day)
Blondes – Wine                                      (Dummy)
Maya Jane Coles -                                     (4clubbers)
Frank Ocean – Swim Good                         (Muso’s Guide)
Hysterical Mystery – Maths                         (Drunken Werewolf & Music Liberation)
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar               (Strikes Spark Anywhere)
Duologue – Push                                     (Fear of Fiction)
The Weeknd – Lonely Star                         (Details of My Life)
Cloud Nothings – No Future/No Past     (Vainzine)
Clock Opera – Belongings                         (Faded Glamour)
Dave Congreve – Your Sun                        (Beats and Beyond)
The Widowmaker – Black Monday             (Oh Deary Me)
Brenmar – Temperature Rising                (Dalston Oxfam Shop)
Garbage – Milk                                        (We Are Pop Slags)
Chapter 24 – Spindle                                    (God is in the TV Zine)
KUTF – These Canvas Shoes                        (Cougar Microbes)

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Chris Low - Trax Bedroom Mix - jackin house

Chris Low has given me a number of excellent mixtapes and this is a mix he made himself.  It's a lot of stuff that you could find on Dance Mania or Trax records.  Very basic hard jackin early house.  He made it for a 91.5 WPRK radio in the US in 1996.  

Chris ran and DJd at a number of Scotland’s most successful club nights throughout the 1990s: SOMA, SKIDOO, PHUTURE JACKS, SEX BEAT, XS and the legendary AHOY! ferry-boat all-nighters. Chris also guested at the aftershow parties on Kraftwerk’s 1991 tour as well as having DJd throughout Europe, America and Tokyo.   Here are a few pics which Chris sent me.


Chris tried to remember the track listing for this  mix though in some places there are records mixed that seem to be white labels or disappeared. You can download both mix sides below as well as a few tracks from the mix.  I've included below a track from Steve Poindexter not in the mix, but which is incredible.

You can find Chris on Facebook here.


Side 1 (download)

1)      Parliament Funkadelic – Free Your Mind intro (signature set opener)
2)      Terrence McDonald – Spaced Out (Saber)
3)      Bryant Stewart – Dance Wit Me (Maad Trax)
4)      DJ Rush – Beat The Devil (Force Inc)
5)      DJ Rush - ? white label
6)      K-Alexi Shelby – Club MCM (Rhythm Beat)
7)      DJ Puff – Work This MF (Dance Mania)
8)      Quad – Gherkin Beat (Dance Mania)
9)      Robert Armani – Up (ACV)
10)  Steve Poindexter – Whiplash (Muzique)
11)  DJ Rush - ? track on Child’s Play EP (Dance Mania)
12)  K Alexi Shelby – Jazz (Djax)
13)  Skyman I – Skoba Dee (Drewsky mix) (Dance Mania)
14) DJ Deeon - Akceier 8 (original mix)
14)  Steve Poindexter – Body Heat (Muzique)
15)  Houz Mon & DJ Funk – Over Dose (Underground Trax)
16)  ? – Circuit Records white label

      Side 2   Download

? - something backwards
1)      Paul Johnson – Mindwarp (razor)
2)      DJ Rush – Slam Jack (Knee Deep)
3)      ? – haven’t a clue!! Mad record tho.
4)      Mixx Blood camero – Psycho House (Saber)
5)      Traxmen – Playin’ With A Rubberband (Dance Mania)
6)      ? – Dance mania white label
7)      White Knight – Yo baby Yo / white label / Lil Louis – Video Clash / Steve Poindexter – Work That MF / Robert Armani – Ambulance (5 track mix!)
8)      Quad – Work That MF beat (Dance Mania)
9)      Trackstars – Hardcore Trax (Dance Mania)
10)  ? – Dance Mania white label
11)  Jammin’ Gerald white label
12)  Drew Sky – Pussy Make The World Go Round (Chicago Power)
13)  Groove Source – This MF is Hype (Underground Construction)
14)  ? – Dance Mania white label
15)  DJ Rush – Rush Revenge (Dance Mania)
16)  A Guy Called Gerald – Blow Your House Down (Rham)

Steve Poindexter - Computer Madness