In music news, we were pleased to hear this week that Filthy Dukes‘ second album is almost wrapped up. Take a listen to this beauty (remind me to post the free download when they give it away on the Fabric Blog in the next couple of weeks) Time To Let Go by Filthy Dukes
Tomorrow afternoon get yourselves down to the Queen of Hoxton for the Music & Makers Market, where DJs Pyschemagik, Stevie Kotey, Soft Rocks and Cherrystones bring their old records to play and sell. On the roof Knickerbocker Glory hosts a market and village fete, so play some games, get drunk, eat cake and buy records. Whoop!
Then Sunday our local The Lock Tavern hosts the last ever Blogger’s Delight (sob!) with Lone playing upstairs and all their friends from the last five years taking a turn. I mean, Monday mornings are never exactly fun anyway, so why not have a good Sunday to show for it? Not to be missed.
Welcome one and all to the bonanza that is…. 2011. So far there’s been some vomit, some slushy snow and rain, and a massive back-in-the-office come-down. But in parties we have faith.
So with that in mind get yourselves down to Dalston Superstore tonight for Stopmakingme, and That Mixmag Thing #9 provides a free party to ease the pocket at Queen of Hoxton. Tomorrow Andre Crom is playing at Cargo (I’d love to hear In The City live) then on Sunday ABSO at the Lock Tavern does us proud with the mighty Fake Blood. Playing an ‘alternative’ set for absolutely free, I think roadblock might be an understatement, so an early arrival is very much advised.
I’m so very glad that we got ourselves out of bed post-Warehouse Project-and-Fabric to get down to The Lock Tavern this Sunday for Duke Dumont and Round Table Knights. The atmosphere at the Lock is always amazing as things metamorphose before your very eyes from Sunday roasts and sitting chatting across the big tables downstairs, to the darker bass, arms-in-the-air mass of movement upstairs, all under the red glow of the ‘Small Disco’ neon.
If anyone can get me moving when I ache all over it’s Round Table Knights. They played here four years ago and triumphantly returned last night (before a gig in Italy and an Australian tour) for a characteristically bouncy yet beautifully retro set, with plenty of nostalgic vocals and one-two skip beats. One track that very much caught my ears was a deep vocal ‘I guess you’ve got something that I need you to do…say what…say what…say what.’ Absolutely mesmerising.
So I was very pleased to discover it’s their new single, and the title track from their first album, Say What? Due for release on Made To Play in February 2011. The single feat. Ogris Debris is out 20 December, and they’ve kindly given us a little sampler.
I’ve been meaning to write about Riotous Rockers for a while, and there’s no time like the present as they’ve just released their December mixtape. Iain Bogg and Peter Case always combine elements of happy disco with just enough electro punch to turn a dancefloor into a dirty-yet-smily little sweat-pit. Catch them at ASBO every second Saturday of the month at our local The Lock Tavern.
Featuring beauts like Erol Alkan‘s rework of MGMT’s Congratulations, which most people agree is how that track would have sounded if it was made in heaven, and is so beautifully smooth it really deserves a post all to itself. It’s out now though (23 November) so hunt it down and play it a LOT. Also worth a mention is Serge Santiago‘s remix of Etienne De Crecy‘s No Brain (I highly recommend the Munk remix too). Actually, I could probably gush about every track on this list; Les Enfants, Commotion, Synchronize (Jarvis Cocker’s voice at it’s absolute best – purring like a kitten)… hear them all in one hour thanks to Riotous Rockers: it’s the perfect start to a post-Warehouse-Project week.
Riotous Rockers December Promo Mix
1.Holdin (Maurice Fulton Instrumental) – Nicole Willis (Bubbletease Communications)
2.Congratulations (Erol Alkan Remix) – MGMT (Columbia)
3.Les Enfants – Cassius (Ed Banger)
4.Take Em Up (Marcus Marr Remix) – Shit Robot (DFA)
5.I Can’t Wait (Rob Mello Remix) – Russ Yallop (Crosstown Rebels)
6.Commotion (Tiger and Woods Remix) The Hundred in the Hands (Warp)
7.Synchronize – Discodeine featuring Jarvis Cocker (DFA)
8.Siula Grande (Pete Herbert Remix) – Bonar Bradbury (Needwant)
9.Creature (Faze Action Instrumental Remix) – Andy Butler, Kim Ann Foxman (Mr. International)
10.One to Pray To (Beg to Differ Remix) – Maximillian Skiba (Under The Shade)
11.City to City – Kink & Neville Watson (Snuff Crew)
12.Take Me Down (Back to 1987 Dave Glimmer Remix) – Hermanos Inglesos (CDR)
13.Its The Music (Alden Tyrell Remix) – Murphy Jax (Clone Jack for Daze)
14.Smint (Inflagranti Remix) – StopMakingMe (CDR)
15.Transexual Bass – Hannah Holland (Batty Bass)
16.Work It Out – The 2 Bears (Southern Fried)
17.Blame The Midget – Matthew Johnson (Ambushed)
18.East Village – Christian Smith (100% Pure)
19.Love Don’t Live Here Anymore (C2 Remix 1) – Tiga (Turbo)
20. No Brain (Serge Santiago Remix) – Etienne De Crecy (Dim Mak)
21. Into The Night (Prince Language Remix) – Azari and III (Turbo)
This weekend is another one of those where we’d like to be in three different cities, and three different clubs at once, but instead we’re settling for a three day party, which will probably spill over into Monday and make pre-Halloween zombies of us all. Worth it? YES.
We had a major clubbing conflict this weekend when our attendance at Lovebox prevented a visit to our local the Lock Tavern to see our favourites the Filthy Dukes alongside master of the cowbell Rory Phillips. Free Summer party, going on without us!