Utterly epic from start to finish, doom-laden bass, percussion and bleeps – very characteristic of their metal-influenced brand of club music, but completely developed into a sustained build with a little touch of disco that you can’t help going back to.
They’ve done a podcast to accompany the mix with all three of the tracks in, listen out for the amazing Ariam:
1. Egyptian Hip Hop – SYH
2. Rory Phillips – E-Bow
3. The Eyes In The Heat – Blood (Daniel Avery Remix)
4. Peaking Lights – Beautiful Son (Eskimo Twins Remix)
5. Mock & Toof – My Head
6. Chicken Lips – D.R.O.M.P. (Robi Insinna-Headman Remix)
7. Eskimo Twins – Akashic
8. Daniel Avery – Receptionist
9. Eskimo Twins – Ariam
10. Roisin Murphy – Simulation (Mano Le Tough Remix)
11. Eskimo Twins – Apikoros
12. Simian Mobile Disco – Breaking Times
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:
The season of the Best of list is well and truly upon us. My iTunes has certainly benefited recently from multiple Top 2011 Albums lists and the odd gift voucher or two from distant relatives…
So, in the spirit of 2011 reflection, the lovely Eskimo Twins have sent us their fantastic End of 2011 Mix to get us up and out of the turkey haze and into the New Year party zone. It’s packed full of lovely memories and moments from a great year for electronic music. Enjoy!
Eskimo Twins – End of 2011 Mix
Blondes – Pleasure
People Get Real – Deep Breath (Eskimo Twins Remix)
Art Department feat. Soul Clap & Osunlade – We Call Love (DJ Harvey Remix)
Todd Terje – Ragysh
Joakim & Krikor – Azid
Azari & iii – Reckless With Your Love (Tiga Remix)
Punks Jump Up – Chimes (Say Yes to Another Excess Remix)
Jaymo & Andy George – Midnight (Light Year Remix)
Moby – After (Paul Woolford Remix)
Gingy & Bordello – Body Acid (Kink’S On Acid Remox)
Shadow Dancer – Parallax
DJ Mehdi – Pocket Piano (Joakim Remix)
James Murphy said on the Part Of The Weekend Never Dies Soulwax documentary, “Every DJ should be forced to be in a punk band for a year.” He’s put his finger on an important ingredient in what I’ve been trying to describe as my ultimate favourite sub-sub-sub genre for years now; it’s indie-electro-tech-rock with or without a bonus helping of post-punk vocals. Oh, and don’t forget the rave.
I think there are a few people out there understand what I mean (basically, that people who like rock, indie and punk make great electro). The Kill Em All crew for one, and the Wax:On label for another. That influence of another genre: rock or indie when we were teenagers or further back, whatever our dads played us on the old record player when we were kids. This manifests itself in electro productions as a dark grinding industrial sound that I just love.
Tim Clerkin off of Eskimo Twins is one of those people who keeps his rock influences at the forefront when making records, and it shows in heavy metallic bass and thumping beats. His partner in crime Nathan’s been travelling for a few weeks and Tim’s put down a couple of tracks under his Heretic moniker. Hopefully you can see what I mean below: perfect industrial electro with clear rave roots. Pretty good on any dancefloor.
There’s nothing like the fear of never being able to leave your house again as it’s piled high with drifts of snow to make you rush out and have a dance while you still can. As ever, London has superbly risen to the occasion and offered a few goodies to stagger to after the office Christmas party.
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.