Thanks to Mixmag for their DJ Mehdi tribute today.
Hold up, did someone say Carte Blanche free mixtape???
Carte Blanche – House Party 2: The Pyjama Jam
CARTE BLANCHE ‘Jack On The Moon’
RYTHM IS RYTHM ‘Strings Of Life’
PROMMER & BARACK ‘The Barking Grizzle’ (Adam Port Remix)
UNKNOWN ‘Your Soul On Mine’
CHROMEO ’Don’t Turn The Lights On’ (Carte Blanche Dub)
RON HARDY ‘Sensation’ (Obi Blanche Edit)
VEEMANJANSSEN ‘Diana Voss’
THOMAS BANGALTER ‘Out Run’
MARBLE PLAYERS ‘Playground’
LARRY HEARD ‘The Sun Can’t Compare’
ROBBIE TRONCO ‘Walk For Me’
STACY KIDD ‘Give It To Me’
RUFFNECK feat. YAVAHN ‘Everybody Be Some Body’
DROP THE LIME ‘Hot As Hell’ (Canblaster Remix)
HAHAHA ‘Adzuki Beans’
AZARI & III ‘Into The Night’ (Renaissance Man Remix)
UNKNOWN ‘Beat My House’
MOODY MAN ‘Shades Of Jae’
MICHEL CLEIS ‘La Mezcla’
MONGOLOIDS ‘Spark Da Meth’
HIJACK & BRABE ‘Boogie’
ROBYN ‘Hang With Me’ (Hot City Remix)
TODD TERRY just wanna dance
CARTE BLANCHE ‘With You’
I loved Lovebox last year, the atmosphere is truly a box (well, Victoria Park) full of love, the sun was shining (somewhat painfully, as we attended the sunday straight from Claude VonStroke‘s epic set at Fabric) and people smiled, made best friends, and sang to New Young Pony Club, Cut Copy and Chromeo, one after the other on the same stage. No running around, no missing things, just great great music and arms in the air. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it.
The lineup for 2011 has just been announced, including a UK festival rarity from Snoop Dogg (with Warren G in attendance), and the best way to show you is probably in pictorial form, so see below for Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17th July. Check out the Ed Banger Arena on the Friday, Busy P and So Me will be teaming up for Busy Pictionary (I remember hearing about this on the Australian appearances last year – So Me makes live art on stage while Busy’s on the decks), and SebastiAn (watch out for his new album Total, due to hit in May) Cassius and Carte Blanche will be playing as part of Ed Banger’s first festival appearance. Whoop!
Warehouse, oh Warehouse, how I love thee… We were quite disappointed after our first ever visit to Manchester Piccadilly’s arches to find that despite being at the front all night we’d not made any of the photographs on The Warehouse Project website. Then we spotted the little beauty above. That’s commitment.
And as for the Ed Banger crew, did I mention that I love Busy P? It still gives me goosebumps when I hear the Essential Mix from The Warehouse Project last year, with Busy P and DJ Mehdi‘s sets recorded live (complete with screams from me throughout). So tomorrow night we wouldn’t be anywhere else than Chibuku Shake Shake at the Warehouse with Vitalic, Busy P, Carte Blanche (Medhi and Riton), Boombass (Cassius), Brodinski and Matt Walsh.
Lots of great electro tracks and remixes this week, so here’s a few of our favourites:
Aeroplane – Without Lies (Breakbot Remix)
Gorillaz – Doncamatic (Joker Remix)
Daft Punk – Derezzed (Breakdown Remix)
The Subs vs Les Petits Pilous – My Body
Thom Yorke – Nude (Justin Martin Remix)
Boys Noize – Nerve (Hey Today Remix)
Kelis – Bossy (Crookers Remix)
OR. Woody 33. ZIP
Sunday is officially the new Thursday, although Thursdays seem to be going VERY strong, and special commendation on that front goes to Joe and Will Ask?‘s new night Vikings at one of our favourite bars in Spitalfields – Gramaphone on Commercial Street. I’ve always had adventures there and last night was soundtracked by Joe and Will Ask? and Eskimo Twins. A pretty stonking line up for a Thursday, and it’s being repeated every second thursday of the month.
Counter Culture was pretty much my perfect club night last weekend, and tonight they’ve got Night Slugs label night, with Girl-Unit joining Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990. We’re off to Roundhouse for Chromeo and Midnight Juggernauts, then the after party at XOYO. We’ll be popping into Vogue Fabrics on the way home for Public House with the first of their Residents Fiasco series. Tomorrow Trailer Trash team up with Nuke Em All for Trash Em All at XOYO with Zombie Nation live and A1 Bassline, and new night You Again! starts at Question Mark bar in Stoke Newington.
Cory Blaine – Hot Plate (Zombie Disco Squad Remix)
Monkey Safari – Those Dancing Days
Jet Project – Bombay Revolution Bootleg
Djuma Soundsystem – Junkies vs Rain
Zombie Nation – Overshoot (DJ Mehdi Remix)
Tronik Youth – Think (Radio Edit)
Light Year – Marcellus (thanks to Bang Gang for also giving away a free download of Light Year’s Public Service Announcement from the Five Girls EP)
OR: Woody 31.ZIP
We’re off to the sunny white isle this weekend, and it deserves a round-up in the attempt to convince you to get your little selves on a plane to join us. Tonight we’re heading to Pacha to witness the fitness from Club 75 representatives Cassius, DJ Mehdi, A-Trak, and Jesse Rose. Sunday is, of course, We Love….at Space, with Steve Lawler, Hot Chip and The Juan Maclean, then on Monday we’re joining the depravity at DC10 for Circo Loco with Jamie Jones.
However, London’s due for a Balearic-level heat-wave too this weekend, so let us not forget our homeland completely. It’s all about dirty Dalston fun (our favourite kind) tonight as Stopmakingme plays for BACK to BACK at Moustache Bar on Stoke Newington Road, and our Trouble Vision pals Oli D.A.B & Robin play at Dirty Dalston at The Alibi. A two-party-in-one-night Friday is a great way to start a weekend.
On Saturday you could go to Shameless Disco with Ray Mang at 333, fun fun fun at Public House at The Workshop, Dennis Ferrer at Ministry of Sound, or support the cause at Fabric, with Jamie Jones, Holy Ghost! and The Revenge for the marathon ON, open until 2pm Sunday 11th.
I’m going to keep the tunes dirty today, as we kinda feel that way. Woody XVII.zip
Cirez D – On Off (Sebastien Leger Remix)
Siriusmo – Einmal In Der Woche Schreien
Missing Linx – A Short History Of…
Clyde Brown – Your Wish Is My Command (CAASINO Mix)
Mr Oizo & Gaspard Augé – Rubber
Human Life – In It Together (Acid Girls Remix)
Green Velvet – It’s Time 2 Jack
Many great acts are gracing London Town with their presence this weekend, but two things you need to get your special little selves down to: Number one is of course Kill Em All at Fabric tonight, with a ridiculous lineup: Brodinski in Room 1 with Filthy Dukes, Midnight Juggernauts, Silver Columns and Stopmakingme, and in Room 2 Carte Blanche (Riton and DJ Mehdi ) and Jamaica. Number two is The Wolf + Lamb Experience, with Gadi Mizrahi, No Regular Play and my personal favourites Soul Clap at a secret location on Saturday. Sure to be uber-super-hyper-cool. Also highly recommended are the Late of the Pier takeover of the Old Queen’s Head tonight, and did someone say James Zabiela was playing the Mixmag party at the Queen of Hoxton?!
Gomma have released Le Le‘s Le Classics album this week, and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying their radio show as a little taster. It’s worth a download for some tasty old electro, content from the new album, and sheer amusement value.
Le Le – Le Radioshow
“We would like to welcome you to a journey inside your sexual, crazy, cosmic being.”
Here are some tracks that will get you in the mood for this weekend’s events: Woody IX
Nalin & Kane – Beachball (Joris Voorn Remix)
Omar vs. Stevie Wonder – I’m Feelin You (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Holy Ghost! – Say My Name
The Krays feat. Ebony Bones – Ready When You Are (DJ Mehdi Remix)
Midnight Juggernauts – Vital Signs
Chilly Gonzales – Never Stop (Polymath Remix) - Phantasy’s latest EP.
Gadi Mizarhi and Soul Clap – Beautiful Thang
We’re really excited about seeing Riton and DJ Mehdi AKA Carte Blanche play at Fabric next week. I’ve been spotting the pair walking around Camden together, and it’s good to see that they’ve been taking a little time while in London to mix up a little tape for our enjoyment.
Couldn’t be more thrilled to present you this HOUSE PARTY MIX, mixed by RITON and yours truly aka CARTE BLANCHE.
We made this thinking of what could be the best thing to play at your house, on a friday night, when your friends are bumrushing your flat and your neighbours/parents/neighbourhood cops are out of town.
Download it here:
Carte Blanche’s House Party Mix
Their first EP Black Billionnaires is released on Ed Banger 31 May.
DJ Mehdi’s reminded us on his blog about his forthcoming collboration with the lovely Henry Smithson, AKA Riton. Their first EP is being released by Ed Banger in May, and is going to be called Black Billionnaires (unconfirmed at the moment).
There’s an official Carte Blanche tour planned, and here are the dates. If there was ever an excuse to pop over the Channel…
07-May FABRIC (LONDON, UK)
07 May 2010 Fabric, London
08 May 2010 Rebel Viscount, Birmingham
11 May 2010 L-Ektrika, Akab, Rome
12 May 2010 Hive, Zurich
13 May 2010 Lux Fragil, Lisbon
14 May 2010 Low Club, Discoteca Pirandelo, Madrid
15 May 2010 Lolita Room, Barcelona
20 May 2010 The Social Club, Paris
21 May 2010 Anarchic, Khal, Brussels
22 May 2010 Petrol, Antwerp