We bloody love Yuksek

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).

Woody’s Roundup

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.

Anyway, want to go out clubbing? For free? Mixmag host their forth free That Mixmag Thing party at the Queen of Hoxton tonight, with Joris Voorn on the decks. Tomorrow you have to hand over some cash for Fabric, but it’s so worth it, as they’ve got Seth Troxler and the lovely Nicolas Jaar. Yummy yumyum.

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.

Fenech-Soler – Lies (Herve remix)
Chromeo – Don’t Turn The Lights On (Aeroplane Remix)
Everything Everything – MY KZ YR BF (Grum Remix)
The Count and Sinden feat Mystery Jets – After Dark (Extended Club Mix)
Joe and Will Ask? – Man The Cannons
Silver Columns – Always On (Caribou Remix)
Hot Chip – Hand Me Down Your Love (Wild Geese Remix)

All zipped up: Woody XIX

FAT!

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 AcidkidsBig 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.

Kill em all, let God sort it out…

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!

We were sad, but the Kill Em All crew have healed the hurt with their first radio show, featuring Filthy Dukes and Stopmakingme. Catch them this weekend at Secret Garden Party and next weekend at Field Day, and for a warm up mix listen to episode 1 of the radio show on Mixcloud.