The Residency

YUM. Thanks Heidi.

Claude VonStroke – Eye I Eye [Dirtybird]
Audiojack – Stay Glued (ZDS Remix)
Tiga – Bugatti-Turbo
Blake Baxter & Marc Romboy – Freakin’ [Systematic]
Flashmob Feat. Kevin Knapp – Who [Flashmob]
Gene Farris – Move Your Body [Relief]
Geeeman – Fire Extinguisher [Clone Jack For Daze]
Dusky – Inta [17 Steps]
Chris Carrier – Five O’s [SlapFunk]
Ellen Allien – Come To Me [BPitch Control]
Radio Slave – Jus Werk [Work Them]
Gene Farris & Sonny Fodera – Rules Of Engagement [Relief]
John Tejada – Timebomb [Palette]
Kim Ann Foxman – Let Me Be The One (New York Club Mix) [Jackathon Jams]
Pearson Sound – Raindrops [Pearson Sound]
20 Salmon Down – A1 Bassline [Step]
Simian Mobile Disco – Tangents [Anti]
Joe Drive – Tefnut (Tyrell Rework) [4Lux Black]
Rework – The Two Sides [Visionquest]
Atom & Tobias – Physic G321V [Ostgut Ton]
Sterac – In Circles [Klockworks]
Jaures – L.M. [R&S]
Derrick May – Kaotic Harmony [R&S]
Plastikman – Signal
DJ T. & Steve Bug – Monsterbaze [Poker Flat]
Daniel Avery – New Energy (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Re-Animation) [Phantasy]
LCD Soundsystem – 45:33 (Padded Cell Remix) [DFA]
Metaboman – Easy Woman (Robag Wruhme) [Musik Krause]
Jose Padilla Feat. Seal – Solito (Bubble Club’s In Loving Memory Mix) [International Feel]

Heretic for Relish

Monsieur Heretic kindly winged us over his new 44 Squadron EP today, out on Monday on Relish Recordings, and the podcast that he’s done to celebrate the release.

It’s ironic how clean, layered, and considered the builds are when they’re mixed with such scrunchy metal sounds (especially track 2, Flesh), and what I love about a Heretic track (and is also true of Timothy Clerkin’s other alias as one half of Eskimo Twins) is that they creep up and suddenly the drop is thundering down on you. Heretic as a side project was bourne of a desire to create club bangers for DJ sets, and there’s always that undercurrent of driving electro. I’m almost going to say there’s a certain funk element too, which definitely comes across in Soviet.

Have a listen here

And the podcast (he’s right; the opening two are astounding)

Stuck in Ibiza

Ever seen that Twitter account ‘DJs complaining‘? This week’s strikes by air traffic controllers lead to quite a few poor souls being stuck in Ibiza. The upside of this is a spate of productivity, and lots of lovely mixes being uploaded.

Heidi‘s offering takes me back to our arrival at Sonar this year, jumping straight into a cab to her Jackathon vs Pets Recordings night and dancing non stop until falling into the apartment to sleep 10 hours later. Good times.

If you cool and she satisfied how come that bitch just paged me…

YES GORGON CITY FOR THE WEEKEND!!!! There is so much energy in this set it makes me want to do this (much faster)

All the big hitters, a bit of Jimi, a bit of Obie Trice. Turn it up.


Behling & Simpson
Futureboogie‘s Behling & Simpson have put together a tasty little mix of so-far unreleased treats for your downloadable pleasure.

It’s very Behling & Simpson; they have an unparalleled knack of perfecting this skippy little off-beat that gives their productions a sense of percussiony, rolling type movement – somewhat hard to describe but if you listen to a lot of their records (I do) then it’s very much a signature style. Very pleased to see variations on this theme in the new stuff, and this looks like a good few EPs worth at least.

They’re actually playing a three hour set at the Rhythm Factory tomorrow night. More details here.

Behling & Simpson – Salsa Verde
Behling & Simpson – Never Knew
Behling & Simpson – Muted
Kerri Chandler – Peace Of My Mind (Behling & Simpson remix)
Seka – Hot (Behling & Simpson remix)
Behling & Simpson – In The Sky
Behling & Simpson ft Tita Lau – Can’t Find Love
Behling & Simpson – Don’t Give Up
Behling & Simpson – Kalypso
Behling & Simpson – All Night Long
Behling & Simpson ft Danni Moore – What Did I Do
Behling & Simpson – Lucin
Behling & Simpson – Livin’
Behling & Simpson – Soportando

The Pre-Game

Miami party-listings and DJ mentions are getting buzzing as the music industry packs its bags for South Beach, shakes off the winter cobwebs and reminds itself again what it feels like to dance with warm sand between its toes. This, for me, is where summer begins, and even in the years we don’t attend, hearing the new tracks and sets that come back is almost good enough as we start planning the open-air-dancing season.

You can hear that excitement in the tempo of this little number from Heidi – her March Radio 1 set minus the talking in between, so you can download parts I and II, put them in your ears, and go outside.