Woody’s Roundup

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)
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BONUS: Sneak peak at new Fake Blood track Medieval (thanks to Gotta Dance Dirty for this rip).

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Well, it’s all been going down on the clubbing front this week, and it isn’t even the weekend yet. So XOYO, the much-hyped new two-room Shoreditch club, wasn’t ready in time to open on Wednesday, to much embarrassment mainly due to the short notice of it all, but they’re moving the opening to the HUGE Bugged Out! night this Saturday to launch the Friendly Fires Suck My Deck compilation, with Simian Mobile Disco, L-Vis 1990 and our friends Eskimo Twins. Also tomorrow night Community at Plan B brings Floating Points and Moodymann to Brixton. RA tickets are all sold out though so act fast if you want to head South this weekend.

We like midweek clubbing. It makes us feel like we’ve cheated The Man a bit, and by the time the weekend comes round we can do it all again. We’ve got a little party we’d like you all to come to next Thursday 23rd at Public Life – hosted by our excellent friends at Brilliantine. The atmosphere in Public Life is just electric – maybe something about clubbing in an old public toilet just brings out the dancer in us all? Providing the soundtrack is Monatuk, What Kind Of Breeze Do You Blow?, and The C90s.

Here’s something to whet your appetite: The C90s – September Chart Mix

And here’s a few little offerings to bring you some sunshine this weekend.
Hannulelauri – Super Monkey (Headman Rework)
Chilly Gonzales – You Can Dance
Michael Jackson – Off The Wall (Only Children Club Edit) – Thanks to Too Many Sebastians for disco on a Friday!
Gold Panda – Same Dream China
Frivolous – River’s Fate
Chris Rea – On The Beach (Todd Terje Balearic Edit)
2020 Soundsystem – Ocean (Ray Mang Edit)
Zipped: Woody XXIV

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These bones are tired bones, but that’s nothing getting back on it won’t fix. Tonight Corsica Studios hosts the fifth Ekstravaganza party down in Elephant & Castle with Ivan Smagghe and Prins Thomas, and tomorrow the Get Physical crew bring their own brand of dark and dirty to Fabric, with M.A.N.D.Y on the decks. However, this week’s winner is… Soul Clap presents the T Bar Closing Party at Scrutton Street Warehouse tomorrow. The lineup is sent from heaven, in the shape of Soul Clap bringing the efunk, Nicolas Jaar and Floating Points. Did someone say party?

In other news, the Warehouse Project lineups for 2010 have been announced. It’s hard to put into words the excitement that comes from running to Euston after work, working ourselves up into a giggling mess on the 2 hour train journey, alighting in that wonderful city and following the surge of clubbers under the railway arches into the biggest undercover car park club you’ve ever been to. Book tickets here before they all sell out.

Here’s a few of the songs that have been feeding our stereos of late: Woody XVIII
Soul Clap – Extravaganza
Ladyhawke – Paris is Burning (Cut Copy remix)
Junior Boys – Teach Me How To Fight
Crystal Castles – Vietnam (Midnight Conspiracy Remix)
Matthew Dear – Soil to Seed
Green Velvet – Shake & Pop feat. Kid Sister
Diskokaine – Hall of Shame (Sidechains Remix)

The Count and Sinden‘s Mega Mega Mega album is released on Domino Records 23 August, and this track After Dark featuring Mystery Jets has been on repeat this week. A nice little dancing video for a Friday afternoon.

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(Art) School’s out for the summer, so this week it’s all about the student degree shows. Get yourselves down to Wimbledon, the RA Schools, Camberwell, Central Saint Martins, the RCA and Chelsea College because the work is truly amazing, and well worth the time. On the art theme, the legendary Bold Tendencies sculpture project (and Frank’s Campari Bar) opens next wednesday 30 June on the top 3 floors of Peckham multi-story car park in Rye Lane, hosting an unparalleled view of not only the city itself, but a showcase of beautiful site-specific sculpture.

Student shows means student afterparties, so one for tonight is the Chelsea 10 Degree Show Afterparty at The City Arts and Music Project (C.A.M.P). Entrance is free, and music is provided by Oneman, Deadboy and DELS. Also East, Time Out‘s Live ‘Nite Sessions‘ are at East Village, with Riva Starr, Hannah Holland and SBTRKT. Tomorrow Joy Orbison and Floating Points play Plan B in Brixton, Legendary Children are at Questionmark Bar in Stoke Newington, and Fabric host Radio Slave.

Some tracks for this week? Why not.
Voltage – All Night (Azari & III Remix). We just can’t ignore this – it’s a collaboration between Dan Whitford from Cut Copy and Nile Delta from Riot In Belgium. And of course, Azari & III on the remix.
La Bionda – I Got Your Number
Zero 7 – Ghost Symbol (Julio Bashmore Remix)
SunnyBeach HappySlap MardiGras – Conta (Momma’s Boy Remix)
Riton – Banana Song
New Mjondalen Disco Swingers – Eurodans
Mugwump – The Congregation of Discalced Clerks
Here they are all zipped up tight: Woody XIV

Definitely worth your hard-earned cash this week is the new Rodion For Ever EP, fresh out on Gomma. Check the Timelords-style rolling beats on Hold On Rodion featuring vocals from Jeppe Kjellberg of WhoMadeWho, and Alagoas Cowboys has been bouncing around tracklists for the last couple of months. Very nice!

Rodion – For Ever EP by Gomma

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It’s friiidaaay and I’ve put together some tracks which sum up my musical mood this week. It’s a bit of a mash up of chilled, fun and filth, and sometimes even hands in the air, so hopefully something for the whole weekend. We’re off to The Coronet Theatre tonight to catch Hervé, Kissy Sell Out, Mowgli and The Bloody Beetroots for the new Together Club series. So, in tribute to that, I’ve also included The Squatters demo single On Fire from San City High

If you’re in London too don’t forget the mighty Villalobos tearing up Fabric tomorrow, and Sunday brings Simian Mobile Disco to The Lock Tavern’s Small Disco. Lots on, so get involved and have a good weekend!

Divisive (Carl Craig Remix) – We Have Band
Get Low (Original Mix) – Justin Martin
Running Backwards (Original Mix) – Beltek
Try to Understand – DJ T.
Yearning (Original Mix) – Black Van
L’amour Et La Violence (Floating Points Mix: sample) – Sebastien Tellier
On Fire – The Squatters