One of the best of Vito’s monthly mixes I think. Nice to get back to some disco vibes.
1.Toro Y Moi – All Alone
2.Arnaud Rebotini – Another Time, Another Place ( Gucci Vump Remix )
3.Ron Basejam – Looter
4.Runaway – Chapter IV ( Tensake Reinterpretation )
5.Moonboots – Off My Mind
6.NSFW – Coconut ( Cosmonauts Remix )
7.Edwin Van Cleef – Triton
8.Spank Rock – Energy ( The Glimmers Remix )
9.Jazzanova – I Can See ( Filippo Moscatello Remix )
10.Mercury – Sweetness
11. Fifteenth – My Fantasy ( Part Deux )
12.Beni – Someone Just Like You ( Villa Remix )
13. Nero – Crush On You ( Brodinski Remix )
14.Mickey Moonlight – Close to Everything ( remix by Mickey Moonlight in London )
We’ve been knowing-and-loving Stephen Fasano’s Magic Tapes series for a year now, since he left Aeroplane, and he’s also been responsible for some pretty hefty indie-dance remixes, not least, Lykke Li‘s I Follow Rivers, Yuksek‘s On A Train, and partnering with Yuksek on Peter and The Magician’s Twist.
So this is pretty exciting times for our Belgian friend, and deservedly so, as the title track is a storming piece of piano-disco with a great vocal. Hands in the air!
The Magician Feat. Jeppe “I Don’t Know What To Do” (Original) by TheMagician
So it’s that wonderful time of year when Lovebox is upon us, and I’m pretty sure i’ll be ducking out of the office early for Busy Pictionary and Carte Blanche on the Ed Banger Stage and Metronomy and Beardyman on the Main Stage. And as for Sunday, most fun line-up ever?
Of course Lovebox means Lovebox afterparty, and the official soirees are at Cargo with Aeroplane on 15th and Ministry on 16th, with Seth Troxler, Alexis Raphael and Joe and Will Ask. Elsewhere Ivan Smagghe is playing at Plastic People tonight with Tim Paris under their It’s A Fine Line moniker and The Nest invites Grum and Mighty Mouse for Scandalous.
Trouble Vision comes to Corsica Studios tomorrow with dOP and Will Saul, and A-Trak joins Mumdance at XOYO. We’ll be heading to The Lock for Kill Em All with Stopmakingme and Filthy Dukes. You just can’t go wrong with a free party soundtracked by some fine electro sounds.
Here’s a few tracks we’ve been listening to this week:
Beni – It’s a Bubble (Round Table Knights Remix)
Chromeo – When the Night Falls (Hercules and Love Affair Remix)
Douster – Carajo!
Nat Self – Mr Monkey (Rachel Barton Remix)
Only Children – Don’t Stop (Hey Champ Remix)
Mario Ochoa – Shadows
Bottin, Francisco & Rodion – BFR (Space)
Woody 54. Zip
Fabric’s delivering another ridunkulous line-up tonight, with Room 1 hosted by Jack Beats, joined by Breakage, Brodinski and Drop the Lime, Room 2 by Kill Em All – Filthy Dukes are joined by Aeroplane, Shit Robot live, Stopmakingme and Punks Jump Up, and Room 3 by Greco-Roman Soundsystem with Joe Goddard (Hot Chip).
Punks Jump Up did a little mix to get you in the mood:
Punks Jump Up – Fabric Live x Kill Em All Promo Mix
Vandroid – Master & Slave (Van She Tech remix)
Mickey – Farfalle (Relish)
Tyson – Die On The Dance Floor (Headman remix) (Relish)
Sideview – New Toy (Version 2) (Faucet Music)
Jesse Saunders – On & On (alt version) (white)
Xinobi – Hawaii (Work It Baby)
In Flagranti – Hollow Discourse (Codek)
Glimmers – Killing Jokes (Gomma)
Giorgio Moroder – The Chase (Martin Brodin dub) (MB Disco)
Shadow Dancer – Cat Moves (Deadstock 33’s remix) (BoysNoize records)
In Flagranti – Worse For Wear (Punks Jump Up remix) (Codek)
Lavinia Claws – Washing Machine (C90’s remix) (Bang Gang)
Casco – Cybernetic Love (Punks Jump Up Percussive Love version)
Remute – Cowbell Mania (Remute)
Say Yes To Another Excess – Say Yes To Another Success (Bang Gang)
It’s the second Bang the Box night at XOYO tomorrow, and it’s the turn of Night Slugs to provide the music, bringing Bok Bok, L-Vis 1990 and Egyptrixx to a sweaty east London hangout. Dollop host their third party in the Citipost Warehouse tonight, and Potty Mouth Disco bring their party to a new Hoxton Basement venue at 12 – 18 Hoxton Square, with Sei A and Tape to Tape.
Tomorrow it’s the Queen of Hoxton’s 2nd Birthday, with a rare live appearance from disco legends Odyssey. We’ve got two guest list tickets to give away, email [email protected] and the earliest birds will receive an email from the Queen of Hoxton.
Ewer Street car park sees some action with 20 years of Planet E, with Carl Craig, Radio Slave and Francois K, Seth Troxler‘s at Fabric for Visionquest, Ben Watt and Prins Thomas head to Cable for Buzzin Fly, Ewan Pearson‘s at Corsica Studios for Trouble Vision, and Theo Parrish plays Plastic People. Phew!
Here are some tracks as you’re flying around London from party to party. First off, Stopmakingme’s Rattle EP is out today on Bang Gang. BUY IT!
Stopmakingme – Rattle (Bumblebeez ‘Homeboiz’ Remix)
The Strokes – Under Cover of Darkness, I’m so happy to see new stuff by The Strokes
Fenech Soler – Contender (White Version), part of the White Versions EP, given as a free download
Munchi ft Mr Lexx – Shottas (Crookers Remix)
Demis Roussous – I Dig You (Todd Terje House Mix)
When Saints Go Machine – Fail Forever (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
Socalled – Richie (Derrick Carter Remix)
Where there is disco, there is Mickey.
I’ve harboured a quiet love for Mickey ever since the amazingly uplifting review of 1982 track Afrique Adieu by iconic French singer Michel Sardou. His bio says he’s been influenced by music of the 60s, 70s, 80s and today, and as well as providing us with tracks which sound out the very essence of disco, he adds in a little afrobeat into the mix, and my personal favourite, a heavy dose of the piano. A very modern take on all these elements, and crafted to perfection.
Ever since then every track or mixtape I’ve heard from him has made me smile, and smily happy disco is alright by me. Resident alongside Mustang at Libertine Supersport in Belgium AND he’s managed by Dirk De Ruyck, who we all know set up the Eskimo and Abracada labels, as well as discovering greats such as Aeroplane and Villa.
Since then I enjoy a monthly mixtape on his soundcloud page, and our relationship has been happily bumbling along, until I was reminded by Busy P’s Valentine’s Day mixtape how ggg-ggg-gggreat he is, when the tone of the mix lightened at 33 minutes in with the smooth disco explosion that is Tyson – Die on the Dancefloor (Mickey Remix). It makes me ggg-ggg-gggrin (and reminds me of a little classic we know and love).
TYSON-Die on the dancefloor-(Mickey Remix) by Mickey
Today he was kind enough to give us his latest work; a remix for Beni‘s Yeah out on the mighty Modular in March.
Download: Beni – Yeah (Mickey Remix)
So here we reach the happily-ever-after of the tale of my love for Mickey. I hope you feel the same.
Mickey makes me feel like this:
The longest month of the year is finally drawing to a close, and hopefully with it the long drought on the ol’ cash flow. Clubworld has cottoned on to the fact that pay day is soon to shine upon us like a weak and distant sun, and there are quite a few tasty options for the weekend.
So, here we go: tonight go east for A-trak at XOYO for Moda, along with Monarchy, Fenech-Soler and Russ Chimes, or Big in Japan down the road at The Book Club, or further east Aeroplane is playing at The Nest in Stoke Newington. If you like things a little harder Pendulum, Doorly and Joker are playing at Ewer Street car park for Spectrum’s 10th birthday, but it will be cooooold. Tomorrow Mulletover returns to Cable with Sebo K and Crazy P, and Plastic People is well worth a visit for Caribou and Floating Points. At the Queen of Hoxton, Apocalypso features Dekker and Girl Unit – Girl Unit huge for Wut last year, and Dekker killed it at Fabric with his Twin Peaks sample Stop (listen here).
Spanning both nights is Double Trouble Vision at Corsica Studios, tonight with Roska and Roller Express (a collaboration of Toddla T, Redlight, Serocee and Drea), and tomorrow with Theo Parrish, Motor City Drum Ensemble and Ramadanman.
There are loads of bits and bobs to listen to on tinterweb this week, including new tracks from Cut Copy‘s Zonoscope album, and Metronomy‘s new video for She Wants, so keep those ears peeled over the weekend, and here are a few little numbers to get you through an afternoon in the office.
Kraftwerk – Computer Love (Remastered)
Cut Copy – Take Me Over (Mylo Remix)
Jesse Rae – d.e.s.i.r.e. [the Deadstock 33s edit]
Jesse Voorn – Somewhere (Bass Kleph Remix)
Vampire Weekend – White Sky (Vamp Dub)
Das Moth – Moon
Death From Above 1979 – Black History Month (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix)
Woody 38. zip
BONUS: Sneak peak at new Fake Blood track Medieval (thanks to Gotta Dance Dirty for this rip).
2009 was incredibly easy to pick a favourite record, it was without doubt the A-Trak remix of Heads Will Roll by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. This year, largely due to writing this blog I think there’s been a lot of chopping and changing my allegiances between sub-genres, and so my top tracks list has to be quite long. As always, there’ve been a lot of records that have had huge associations for places like the Miami Winter Music Conference. Imagine Aeroplane playing Crave You by the pool as the sun set….
Here’s a my top 20 of 2010’s shining stars which had to be very heavily edited down from the shortlist of 45, and a mix by one of the stars of 2011 – our friend Sylvester, recorded at the Mews Sessions.
Minnie’s Top 20 2010
Flight Facilities – Crave You
Azai & III – Reckless With Your Love
Crookers – Cooler Couleur (Junkie XL remix)
Breakbot – Baby I’m Yours
Justin Martin and Ardalan – Mr Spock
Round Table Knights – Cut to the Top
Cassius – I Love You So
Chromeo – Don’t Turn The Lights On
New Young Pony Club – Chaos (Rory Phillips remix)
Groove Armada – History
Massive Attack – Paradise Circus (Gui Boratto Remix)
Tensnake – Coma Cat
Black Van – Yearning
Marcos Cabral & Shux – Lifetime Groove
Soul Clap – Extravaganza
Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know
Nicolas Jaar – El Bandido
LCD Soundsystem – Dance Yourself Clean
Blamma! Blamma! – Beyond 17
The Revenge – Night Flight
A huge huge thank you to the Ed Banger crew for giving us a slice of winter wonderland at The Warehouse Project last week. We’ve included two Carte Blanche tracks this week as Mehdi and Riton absolutely blew the roof off, and I’ve very much enjoyed watching their sets come together this year and distill into something completely reactive. We’re heading North again tonight for another monumental Warehouse lineup: Simian Mobile Disco, Holy Ghost!, Aeroplane and Tensnake to name but a few.
Down in London town tonight FACT magazine host Joy Orbison and Ramadanman at XOYO, and tomorrow XOYO is also the venue de jour for Bugged Out and Durr’s Christmas party, with Rory Phillips, Aeroplane, Holy Ghost! and Tanlines. The Dirtybird and Get Physical crews are heading to me ol’ fave Fabric tomorrow, so not only are Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Julio Bashmore and Catz n’ Dogz playing in room one, but in room two M.A.N.D.Y are live alongside Heidi. Over at Queen of Hoxton Orlando Boom sees Jac The Disco, Blamma Blamma! Mighty Mouse and Joakim shake it up real nice, the ultra cool Off Modern moves from their usual First Thursdays slot to tomorrow at Corsica Studios, with Dels and Egyptian Hip Hop, and Public House sorts out you easties at Drop East with Dana Ruh. Sunday it’s down the hill to The Lock Tavern for Round Table Knights and Duke Dumont playing our favourite Sunday knees-up, Blogger’s Delight.
More Thursday parties too as this week Night Slugs bring Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990 to East Village and Counter Culture host Esper Magazine with Homework and Worthy. Counter Culture closes on 1 January so you really should get yourselves down there before then – it’s got that real house party vibe that we love.
Here are some tracks that will help you flick the bird at winter:
Monkey Safari – Stoned
Etienne De Crécy – No Brain (Munk Remix)
Villa – Beats of Love (The C90s Remix)
Moneypenny – Destroy (Midnight Conspiracy Remix)
Kink & Neville Watson – Metropole
Carte Blanche – Politrix As Usual
Carte Blanche & Kid Sister – Do! Do! Do! (Laidback Luke Remix)
Or all together: Woody 34.zip
The Aeroplane October mix is here, and characteristically nostalgically exotic with dreamy vocals and spanish guitars. Starting with the beautiful Shakedown Street by Sleazy McQueen, part of a 6-track sampler released on 5 October from his own re-edit label Whiskey Disco. A perfect antidote to a cold day.
Aeroplane – October Mix 2010
1. Sleazy McQueen – Shakedown Street ( Tres Gueros Edit )
2.Fritz Kalkbrenner – Facing The Sun
3.Martians – Bonitos
4.Crimea X – Varvara
5.Peter Gordon – Still You
6.Aeroplane – Without Lies ( Breakbot Remix )
7.The Supermen Lovers – Take a Chance ( Clap Rules Remix )
8.Trap Avoid – Elevator
9.Bubble Club – Morning Star
10. Digitalism – Blitz ( Villa Remix )