We had the last Edwin Congreave from the Foals‘s DJ set on repeat, and it’s one of those that we still dip into when we want something that really will perk us up no matter what’s going on. So we were only too pleased to see he’s done a new one for our friends at Slutty Fringe to celebrate their party at the Old Queen’s Head in Islington tomorrow. Old Queen’s Head parties are fun and messy and that’s just how we like them.
In particular check out the final record, a VERY nice remix by some very nice remixers of a VERY nice track by a very nice band.
Edwin Congreave – Slutty Fringe Mix
1. Kraak & Smaak – No More Crying
2. Tony Tobias – In Your Eyes (Tensnake Remix)
3. Jumping Back Slash – Ibhithi Six
4. Cosmic Kids – Reginald’s Groove (Juan Maclean Remix)
5. B.C. X Delivery – Return To Me (Art Of Tones Returning Dub)
6. Kasper Bjorke – Alcatraz (Kenton Slash Demon Remix)
7. Osunlade – Idiosyncracy
8. Precious System – The Voice From Planet Love (Dixon’s Chic-A-Go Remix)
9. Maya Jane Coles – What They Say (Dyed Soundroom Remix)
10. Tom Demac – Jaded (Ripperton Remix)
11. Arto Mwambe – Noh Ngamebo
12. Chez Damier – Can U Feel It (Mk Dub)
13. Todd Terje – Ragysh
14. Johanna Knutsson – Heavy Baby
16. Reboot – Enjoy Music (Crazy P Remix)
17. Yann Solo – Border Line (The Bongo Man’s Big Room Remash)
18. Friendly Fires – Live Those Days Tonight (Catz ‘N’ Dogz Remix)
FRIDAY MAY 20th
Slutty Fringe presents…
Edwin Congreave + Slutty Fringe DJs
The Old Queen’s Head, Essex Rd, Islington Music from 8pm till 2am
Free entry before 8 / £4 after
Friday hangover part II, after the legendary Bowski took to the decks last night at The Russian Bar for Joe and Will Ask‘s Vikings 004. If you’ve not been to a Vikings night yet then absolutely get yourselves down to the next one (watch this space for details next month). The energy in Joe and Will Ask sets mingles happy-go-lucky bouncy beats with grinding electronic basslines, and the atmosphere is one of a great house party: friends catch up and dance with infectious smiles. I’ve been waiting to see Bowski play ever since we first wrote about him last April, and he’s still got that ability to truly surprise people. My favourite thing in the whole world is a night where I have homework afterwards – the obsessive tracking down (often with very little to go on other than a hummed melody; after all, there’s only so many tracks in a night that you can pester the DJ for the name of) of new tracks that blow my mind. Thankfully, one that we did ask about was his remix of Cassius I Love U So, part of the new remixes EP on Ed Banger. It’s a beaut.
This all ties in rather nicely to events this weekend, as The Fat! Club are giving away the Bowski remix of Boy 8-Bit’s The Keep to celebrate Boy 8-Bit’s appearance at Chew the Fat! at Cable tomorrow, alongside the mighty Zinc. I see a rooooooaaadddddbbbblooocccckkkk….There’s an exclusive interview with the Boy himself here.
Urgh. Friday hangovers are the WORST. Especially if you’ve planned a big old weekend dance session and then out of nowhere a sneaky Thursday night makes you want to crawl back under a rock from whence you came. I can imagine I’m going to feel similarly next Friday, after Vikings 004 at the Russian Bar, with Joe and Will Ask and the amazing Bowski on the decks. Still we persevere.