I love Worthy. Especially when I have a playlist full of slightly dreamy melancholy lilts and all of a sudden a Worthy number sneaks in there and blasts all the cobwebs away. I always find myself turning up a Worthy track and walking a little bit faster. He’s linked to so many other good things too, Anabatic, Dirtybird; the list goes on.

Anyway, he’s got a new album out, Disbehave, and its characteristically wonky and deconstructed with actually a very lovely spattering of downtempo numbers. He’s given us a preview:

Annie Mac gave us a little Worthy treat for free last week – download I Get here.

BPM Roundup

Miss Emily Goddard is representing for OFTV at BPM Festival so expect to see some slightly blurry crowd shots and videos (!) but for those of us stuck in the office in the rainy darkness, you can live it vicariously through the coverage on BE-AT.TV.

You can choose from Life and Death at Mamita’s with Thugfucker, Mano Le Tough and Tale of UsParadise at Coco Maya with the usual suspects Jamie Jones (try to ignore the woman in the crowd screaming), Derrick Carter, Richy Ahmed and Lee Foss, and forthcoming is last night’s Dirtybird Players at Mamita’s with Catz ‘n Dogz, Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin and J Phlip.

Watch this space to watch the Boiler Room Tulum takeover with the amazing Miguel Puente, Art Department and DJ Tennis, and good old soundcloud has sets already uploaded from Adriatique (Miss Emily Goddard recommends) and Green Velvet.

It’s just the same as being there, right?

Heroes with Justin Jay

Justin Jay

Three reasons to head to Kings Cross this weekend:
1. You get to witness history in the making as Justin Jay of dirtybird fame makes his UK debut
2. Everyone knows Jim Warboy knows how to throw a party… (& a 13 hour one at that)
3. You can finally give yourself a weekend off Secret Warehouse locations and have a proper drink, in a proper club with world class DJs on a killer soundsystem.

What’s not to love?

For those of you who need a little more persuasion, hailing from LA, Justin Jay is Claude Vonstroke’s rising star of choice. After being taken under Claude’s prestigious dirtybird wing back in 2011 with the enormous, How Goes the Dynamite? (everyone remember that one?! … big!), Justin has released a series of great, bass-oozing EPs on dirtybird, Southern Fried and Culprit. These have recently caught the ear of the man we refer to as wise Uncle Pete [Tong] giving him Radio 1 airtime as well. Here are some of our favourites…

Joining Justin, taking things a little bit deeper, will be the excellent Tom Budden. I think it’s fair to say that over the years, Tom has made his mark on our hearts as we happily whiled away time on dancefloors as far apart as Southampton and Miami. Partner in crime to the Zabiela’s and Fanciulli’s of this world at the pinnacle of their careers, Tom has carved out a fresh new presence for himself heading up ALiVE Recordings and through stellar releases on golden imprints such as Pets and Gruuv.

Finally don’t forget to catch your resident & host, Warboy do what he does best as well.
All in all, not to be missed.

Saturday 10 August 2013
Heroes w/ Christian Smith, Boris (NYC), Tom Budden and Justin Jay
10pm – 11am
Egg London, 200 York Way, Kings Cross, 
London N7 9AX
[email protected]
Tickets: Adv from £13 – Students £17/members £15 – 22 otd
Genre: House/ Tech-house/ Deep House

The Clapping Track

I’m a bit wary of tracks called The [Something] Track or Song (The Birdie Song, The Ketchup Song, The Clapping Song you get my drift), but Claude Vonstroke has done us proud with Dirtybird‘s forthcoming Can’t Wait/The Clapping Track, out 6 August. Particularly great is Can’t Wait. Really lovely plinky tones and sexy snippet of vocal over a building bassline drop. Very nice indeed.

Track for the Day

My music homework – actually listening to all the things I dig out or get sent – gets done when I’m sat at my desk concentrating on something else. Entire mixes get lost unless they are sufficiently banging to stop me getting my proper work done (!)

So it was nice today when this, from 19-year-old LA-based Justin Jay snuck into my earlobes and gave me a little desk-rave break.

Out on Dirtybird now.

We Love… Catz n’ Dogz

Greg and Voitek from Catz n’ Dogz are the busiest men on the planet. They are prolific with their releases on all sorts of labels (Get Physical and Nurvous being the last two but of course they’re regulars on Dirtybird too), they find and release new talent on their own label Pets Recordings, they attend more or less every festival in the whole world; where they play about a million sets but still manage to attend five or six other parties a night to watch their friends, and now they’ve just completed their Body Language compilation for Get Physical, which I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on.

Here’s just how great they are:

Program Me

It was announced last week that Hideout Festival has sold out, and it’s yet another year that we’ve desperately wanted to go and just not got our acts together in time. But, too many festivals, too many DJs, too many countries, too little time, you know? This one is exceptionally good though, on a beautiful Croatian island and with pool/beach/boat parties from the likes of Heidi‘s Jackathon, Wax:On, Crosstown Rebels and Dirtybird.

Our good friends Eskimo Twins are playing, and have been back in the studio working on some new material together. They’ve kindly agreed to give away a rework of Bruce Haack‘s 1970s Program Me from the album The Electric Lucifer, keeping some of the psychedelia and the Apocalypse Now style jungle-mystery and adding in a heavy dose of cowbell and metal-infused whispers.

You can also download their April mix, so whet your appetite with these: