So far, so fun! The most important ingredient for successful rejuvenation after Bank Holiday is a healthy slice of top-quality disco. Tried and tested. Some Norwegian-mixed, leftfield disco from April 2008 should do just the trick.
When asked what to expect, Todd Terje explains: “If your wife allows you out for one hour only, but you still want a full DJ set with the slow beginning and the famous end-of-night smoocher, this is for you.”
Tracklist 01. M.I.A. – Paper Planes (DFA Mix)
02. Sly & Robbie – Triplets
03. Chaz Jankel & Laura Weymouth – Whisper
04. !!! – Must Be The Moon (Emperor Machine Mix)
05. Armand Van Helden – Je T’aime (Simian Mobile Disco Mix)
06. Broke – We Ain’t Got It
07. Mathias Kaden – Rhythma
08. Class Action – Weekend
09. Cole Medina – Red Hot
10. Tron Scott’s Freaks in Space – Prog Rocks And Moon Jocks
11. Mirror Boys – See The Music
12. The Temptations – Law Of The Land (Iskra Edit)
13. Konk – Percussion Jam
14. Mr. Raoul K – Le Cercle Peul
15. Sueno Latino – Luxuria (Cutmaster-G Techno Age Mix)
16. Bruce Springsteen – I’m On Fire (Cousin Cole Mix)
I must remember not to go to work on Monday…I must remember not to go to work on Monday….
Ha ha, who am I kidding – come Monday afternoon I’ll still be in the corner of a filthy London car park rave somewhere.
Dollop are hosting the Scrutton Street Warehouse closing party on Saturday night, which has had to move to CAMP after Hackney Council issued a notice preventing events there. Even the closing party? So support them down at CAMP as they have Ivan Smagghe, Thomas Von Party and Matt Walsh providing the entertainment.
Wolf + Lamb have released a 6-track free EP from the boy with the midas touch Nicolas Jaar. Nico’s work just couldn’t get any smoother – every track on this made me go ooooooh yesterday, including edits of Blue Monday and Love Potion No. 9.
Get it from RA here: Nicolas Jaar – 6 Edits Tracklist
Come n Get It
Nico’s Feelin Good
Stay In Love
Everyone knows I love Round Table Knights. So you can imagine my joy when their new Summer mix dropped into my inbox this morning. Especially as it features their remix of Tensnake‘s Coma Cat, out as part of the Coma Cat Remixes package on 8 September on Defected. Another gem is the Tom Flynn remix of Mowgli’s Caraibi, with its heavy bass and smooth production making it the ultimate party track to help you face the week ahead.
Penner & muder – Presence of Another Man
Slg – Feeling 4 You feat. Smolny (Catz ‘N Dogz Remix)
Findling, Lihad – Ol Times
Peter Horrevorts – Escapade
Nils Ohnrmann – Let’s Funk (Daniel Steinberg Remix)
Michelle Owen – Dee & Deaf
Mowgli – Caraibi (Tom Flynn Remix)
CDR – CDR
Zombie Disco Squad – Zimbo
Tensnake – Coma Cat (Round Table Knights Remix)
Edwin Oosterwal – Scrub the Tub
Chopstick & Till Von Sein – You Don’t See
Ost + Kjex – Mosambiquetravelplan
Art Department have been a very welcome addition to my world over the last month. Having been almost accidentally formed by Damian Lazarus when he asked Kenny Glasgow and Jonny White to get in the studio together to remix Riz MC’sDon’t Sleep for Crosstown Rebels, they set upon creating a live DJ/vocal show which debuted in a very big way at this year’s Winter Music Conference. Lazarus, aware of the extraordinarily weird and wonderful sound machine he had created, immediately snapped them up for a couple of singles and a 2011 album release. The Canadian pairing are not short of experience on the scene, with Kenny Glasgow’s discography dating back well over a decade and Jonny White heading up his very own No. 19 Music.
In the same week that I was looking a little bit closer at who Art Department actually were, I was also satisfying my insatiable summer appetite for low BPM house with Zev Eisenberg’s latest release Don’t Break It [Wolf + Lamb]. As is often the case these days, things all seemed to link together as I realised it was Kenny Glasgow and Jonny White who had provided Zev with the stunning remix of his already impressive new single.
You may notice Google-ing Art Department gives you an endless list of American scholarships and design businesses, but once you’ve waded through the rubbish you’ll probably find out the good news too. They’re due to front Room 2 of the LED Festival After Party at The Egg in London on Friday 27 August.
Thanks to Too Many Sebastians for these two remixes of Monarchy’s Love Get Out Of My Way, which have been on repeat on my stereo this week. From their self titled album out on Mercury, sadly been moved back by the label to January 2011, the single is out 23 August.
One of my favourite parts of the weekend is the getting ready ritual: mainly the part where you pour yourself a LARGE vodka, crank up the stereo and dance around your bedroom. The perfect soundtrack for this is Zombie Disco Squad, and this week we have just the mix:
Jacques Renault and Wolf + Lamb in one place, especially when that place is a secret one in Dalston; now that sounds like a Love Fever party to me…Get your dirty selves down there tomorrow for some debauched disco. Then drop by Fabric as they go On and On until 2pm Sunday with Ricardo Villalobos. And as for tonight, do you know what? We’re going to have a little rest.
Monday is album day, so buy Jamaica‘s No Problem and The Count and Sinden‘s Mega Mega Mega, because they’re going to be ace! The Count and Sinden offer a little taster for the price of an email address mix here.
Hidden Cat is the latest addition to the Kill Em All family, and what a welcome addition he is. Madison Bullard is still a student at the University of North Carolina, but his youth (he’s 20) hasn’t prevented him catching the eyes (and ears) of record companies, after his remix of Dirty Projector‘s singer Angel Deradoorian‘s You Carry The Deed led Lovepump to repeat requests for his services for HEALTH’s In Violet, both of which improve on the originals by adding a subtle touch of disco and melodic bass. He wowed us all at the end of last year with a bold remake of Bag Raiders‘ Shooting Stars, stripping the original completely to create a soulful epic.
NERD – Hot-N-Fun Feat Nelly Furtado (Boys Noize remix)
Hidden Cat – Get With It (Original Mix)
Tim – Old Sunshine
Wafa – Ewid Disco
Camel – Obrigado
Hidden Cat – Get With It (NT89 remix)
Round Table Knights – Cut To The Top feat. Reverend Beat-Man
Ooft – Yeah!
Hidden Cat – Get With It (Gianpaolo Dieli C64 Mix)
Catch the man himself next Friday 27th August at Superfilth at 93 Feet East.
We’ve been spending a surprising amount of time this Summer on British Waterways, since discovering that jumping from our friend Mark’s balcony into the canal at Broadway Market didn’t in fact kill us or give us pink-eye. We’ve utilised house-boats, kayaks, canoes, and our little arms and legs as modes of transport, so were delighted when Kissy Sell Out provided a soundtrack in the form of Bart B More‘s dirty little mash-up of Hues Corporation and his Brap! (released in July on Boysnoize Records), aptly titled, Brap! the Boat.
I love Bart B More for when I’m feeling slightly agressive, perhaps on the walk to work or towards fellow passengers on public transport. I find the metal grind and dischordant techno sounds help me to vent, balanced out by party bass and uptempo beats, giving an overall jacking house vibe.
He is actually Bart van der Meer from The Netherlands, and has been releasing his own productions since 2007 on his imprint Secure Recordings (alongside signings Bassjackers and Destroy Disco), then on to Toolroom, Sound Pellegrino and finally Boysnoize. He fully entered the clubworld’s collective consciousness with So It Goes in 2009 and the huge Romane in February 2010.
One of those nice little loops that happens when you start researching someone for the blog is that Bart B More’s remix of Crookers‘ No Security is the record that blew us away in Busy P‘s set at the Warehouse Project last October, which was recorded live for his Essential Mix. I’ve been misguidedly searching for it ever since, and never quite getting the right remixer. I should have known.
The motto of French label Youngunz is ‘While You Sleep We Destroy the World.’ This describes the way I feel about blogging. The day your internet goes down or you have too much ‘real work’ on at the office, is the day that you blink and miss something big happening to the music world. You snooze, you lose.
While I’ve been snoozing, Manaré has been making his way up the ranks of the production world, through party organising, to working at Dirk De Ruyck’s Abracada label, through his Speakeasy EP on Youngunz, and finally to his latest release, the Quiet Riot EP on Finland’s Top Billin.
Speakeasy itself is pretty difficult to let go of, with intoxicating jazz overtones intermingled with African beats, and the Renaissance Man remix has played a large part in our summer dancing this year.
Quiet Riot has three originals Voodoo, Belly Dance, and my favourite, the storming Blitzkrieg Riddim, and remixes from L-Vis 1990 and French Fries among others. You can stream the whole release on Soundcloud here, or buy it on Beatport now.