I’ve been busily collecting everything I can find from the man Ejeca recently, and him playing for my favourite club organisers WIP in my favourite city Barcelona makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. Shame it’s on Mixcloud and therefore not downloadable, but you’ll have to rave at your desk.
One thing I like about mixcloud is that I’ve set up ‘new cloudcast’ alerts to my work email, and it brightens my day when a new mix wings its way towards me. Especially when it is someone I love, and don’t hear from enough: king of the remix Yuksek. And doubly especially when the description starts with ‘we bloody love Yuksek’ and the tracklist starts with his remix of the beautiful Lisztomania by Phoenix. French, tres chic, creating melodic electro, and, let’s face it, pretty easy on the eye.
It would be wrong of me not to share the love (and he can sing too, something I didn’t know).
This week we have been mostly listening to: Aeroplane. Actually, that’s not strictly true – we’ve been sampling some of the many August mixes uploaded for our pleasure, and what a pleasure it’s been. The Aeroplane Late July mix is well worth a mention though as it drew our attention to the excellent Grum remix of Everything Everything (the single with all the remixes is out 23 August and the album Man Alive is out 30 August) and the Aeroplane remix of Chromeo‘s Don’t Turn The Lights On, which has been talked about in the twittosphere for a long time. Another notable mix is the Joe and Will Ask? Offering for their Deadly People label, sadly not in downloadable format but available to stream from mixcloud. Their single Rainbow Trout is out 16 August and well and truly lives up to their usual excellence.
Woody’s tracks this week seem to be all about the remix. I love rediscovering an old favourite with a fresh angle, and special commendation goes out to Grum, who always adds just enough chime to a record to turn it into an emotive little number that brings out the girl in me.
The Fat! Club have enlisted the wonderful Mr Tony Senghore for their lastest mix, which you can stream on Mixcloud here. Dirty dirty house music: any mix that starts with Felix Da Housecat‘s Kick Drum is guaranteed to be a winner with us.
Check out Acidkids – Big Foot feat. Marina at 17 minutes in. On the remix is Schlachthofbronx, whose own Ayoba has been tearing up dancefloors all over the place of late. Very much one to watch in the coming months.
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!