Holy fuck this is a truly dark little beauty. One can always rely on Heidi to pull something dirty out of her box (!) and when she played it on her radio 1 show in the early hours of this morning I was pretty excited. Tale of Us on the remix of Mano le Tough‘s Primitive People, forthcoming on Permanent Vacation.
This is so very new I don’t have an official sample yet, but last night the lovely Brodinski chatted to Para One on his Radio 1 In New DJs we Trust show, and featured his beautiful nostalgic piano number You Too, forthcoming on Marble. It’s a ‘live’ version of You, which was also pretty lovely, but some added piano just tops it off.
You can listen again at 29 minutes in to Brodders on the iPlayer, or here’s a little sample from Soundcloud
Possible contender for the most beautiful record ever written? Will Saul (under his new ‘dark-pop’ moniker Close) introduced the Dusky remix of this track on with B.Traits on Annie Mac’s show on Radio 1 on Friday, and both are completely amazing.
This is SO DAMN GOOD. I still love how utterly dirty Catz n Dogz play, when Greg and Voitek are so polite and mild-mannered to chat to. Even tracks like their They Frontin’ which are already filthy, are stripped out here until there’s just pure dirt. I’m not sure anyone else could mix in HNNY‘s sample of Brandy and Monica’s The Boy is Mine and still make it sound cool.
01. Jacek Sienkiewicz – Dream Machine
02. Youandewan – Disarray
03. Catz N’ Dogz – Fixnation
04. Prosumer – Blei
05. Ralph MacDonald – Calypso Path (Sofrito Edit)
06. Brooks – Clix
07. Harry Kane – Acapulco Highway (Ralph Falcon – Whateva Acapella)
08. Marshal Jefferson – Mushrooms vs. The Revenge Remix
09. Pedestrian – Hoyle Road
10. Rhydin – Nash
11. Arto Mwambe – Muduhutma
12. Adam Port/Switch – Black Noise (&ME Remix)/Get On Downz (Max Fresh Remix)
13. T-rwrk – Chanté
14. Till Von Sein & Area – Lafayette (Unreleased Version)
15. Fantaboys – Pump It All
16. Alex Cortex – B2 (Catz ‘N Dogz Edit)
17. Hannah Wants – Teardrop On The Fire
18. Detachments – H.A.L. (Andrew Weatherall Disco Dub)
19. Brassroots – Good Life
20. Catz ‘N Dogz & KiNK – Good Love
21. Michael Mayer – Speaker
22. Breach Vs. Ron Costa – Letz Uri (Eats Reebeef)
23. Heartthrob – In My Room
24. The Time & Space Machine – Pill Party In India (Psychemagic Remix)
25. Catz ‘N Dogz vs. Phil Kieran – They Frontin’ feat. Monty Luke/Ghetto Face Space Place
26. Partial Arts – Cruising
27. Dodha – Symbasim
28. Daft Punk – Da Funk (Catz ‘n Dogz 2013 Idiotic Edit)
29. Nikola Baytala – Zero $
30. Mange Tout – What To Do
31. Needs – Brother
32. HNNY – Boy
33. Broker/Dealer – Dig Deep
34. Terry Brooks – Breaking Cycles
Something else to look forward to as well is a free download album Untitled coming in June from Catz n Dogz’s Different Marks collaboration with the late Martin Dawson. Always giving.
I site the film Trading Places a bit too much on this blog but whenever I think about wishing happy new year to people I think of Eddie Murphy on that weird fancy-dress overnight party train to Philadelphia on New Year’s Eve, dressed as a student from Cameroon and wishing everyone Merry New Year while offering them beef jerky.
So we’re all back from hols and coping with the work routine and not technically being allowed to get drunk pre-midday any more (although I’m leaving Tate next week after six years, so if anyone can, I can). Uncle Pete’s done what he does best and sensed that we’re all a little delicate and given us a soothing hunk of an Essential Mix from French Express. Label-heads Jonas Rathsman and Perseus have mixed it, and given us a load of lovely deep house with pretty vocals, some P.M. Dawn (it’s never not a good time to include P.M. Dawn) as well as the ultimate hangover cure in the form of any records from Chris Malinchak. So relax. Enjoy.
French Express Essential Mix 05.01.13
1. Underworld – Jumbo (Francois K & Rob Rives Remix) [Junior Boy's Own]
2. Chris Malinchak – If U Got It [French Express]
3. Julio Bashmore – Au Seve [Broadwalk]
4. Jonas Rathsman – Bringing You Down [French Express]
5. Round One – I’m Your Brother [Main Street]
6. A Guy Called Gerald – Humanity (Ashley Beedle’s Love And Compassion) [!K7]
7. Sloth & Dormant – Here And Now (EBE Remix) [URS]
8. Maya Jane Coles – Easier To Hide [I Am Me]
9. Isaac Tichauer – Devotion [French Express]
10. Lee Foss & MK & Anabel Englund – Electricity
11. Jeremy Glenn – New Life (Perseus ‘Summer Of 83′ Remix) [Future Classic]
12. Spandau Ballet – True [Chrysalis]
13. P.M. Dawn – Set Adrift On Memory Bliss [Polygram]
14. Alison Valentine – Peanut Butter (Moon Boots Remix)
15. Aaliyah – One In A Million [Atlantic]
16. Aaliyah – One In A Million (Danny Daze & Young Edits Bootleg)
17. Isaac Tichauer – I Forgive You [French Express]
18. Perseus – Love In Zanzibar [French Express]
19. Jakwob – Electrify (Sega Bodega Remix) [White]
20. Barry White – Love’s Interlude/Good Night My Love [A&M]
21. Stewrat – Disagreements [French Express]
22. Kenton Slash Demon – Sun [Tartelet]
23. The White Lamp – It’s You (Ron Basejam Remix) [Futureboogie]
24. Last Magpie – (Who Knows) Where Love Goes [Hypercolour]
25. Hot Toddy – Mutha Sucka [Smoke N' Mirrors]
26. SLG – Goat Cheese [Studio Barnhus]
27. Tangerine Dream – Love On A Real Train [Virgin]
28. Staffan Lindberg – Art Of The State [Dolly Dubs]
29. Frank B – Chain Of Fools
30. Andrés – Skate This Way [La Vida]
31. FCL – It’s You (Will Azada Improperly Heated Rework)
32. Ralph Falcon – Whateva [Nervous]
33. Good Guy Mikesh & Filburt – No Other (Instrumental) [Riotvan]
34. Jonas Rathsman – Since I Don’t Have You [French Express]
35. Zac Toms – Bring Me Down (Stanton Warriors Remix)
36. Youan – Must Be Love
37. Shadow Child – 23 [Food]
38. Lister – What Can I Do [Orange Groove]
39. Jonas Rathsman – Just You [French Express]
40. Nick Nikolov – Come Down [Liebe Detail]
41. Chris Malinchak – So Good To Me [French Express]
Radio 1 have made a very good choice by asking jolly Santa Eats Everything to do another Essential Mix as a warm-up to Christmas. And the man does what he does best; edits. Splicing and dicing and smoothing it all together until it forms a great big wonderful pudding, the components of which you can’t get hold of for love nor money.
So nice to hear his lovely voice at the beginning (nicest guy in house music?) and the dedication of the one unedited track to the late great Martin Dawson.
Available in full here – something to start off Christmas party week two.
Celeda – Be Yourself (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
Loco Dice – Autotox (Eats Unreleased Jumpin Project Reebeef) – CDR
Jay Shepheard – Add Arp (Catz n Dogz Remix – Eats Reebeef) – CDR
Rodriguez Jr. – Pandora (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
No Boundaries – Modular Pursuit (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
Carl Craig – Parking Garage Politics (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
X-Press 2 – Muzik Xpress (Eats Everything Rework) – Skint
Justin Martin & Eats Everything – Feather Fight – Hypercolour
LB Lynam – Get Things Straight (Eats Slight Reebeef) – CDR
M1 – Freak The Frequency (Eats Rework) – CDR
Green Velvet – UFO’s (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
Jacques Da Booty – Saturday Love (Eats Rework) – CDR
Boddika & Joy Orbison – &Fate (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
Basement Jaxx – Flylife Xtra (Eats Rework) – CDR
CJ Bolland – Sugar Is Sweeter (Armands Drum n Bass Mix – Eats Rework) – CDR
WeRobots – WR001 (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
Major Lazer – Get Free (Eats Rework) – CDR
Tripmastaz – Roll Dat (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
Lil’ Mo’ Yin Yang – Reach (Eats Rework) – CDR
Eats Everything – The Withywood Walk – Dirytbird
Eats Everything & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinasours – Lion, The Lion – CDR
Justin Martin & ARDALAN – Wheelgunner (Eats Slight Reebeef) – Dirtybird
Breach & Dark Sky – The Click (Eats Everything Rework) – Naked Naked
Eats Everything – Trubble VIP – CDR
Eats Everything – Vertigo (Eats Flacid Chunder VIP) – CDR
Kölsch – Opa (Eats Reebeef – Blaze My Beat Acapella) – CDR
Paul Simon – Graceland (Eats Secret Garden Party VEEEYEPEE) – CDR
Martin Dawson – Everythings Gonna Be Alright – Recovery House
Justin Martin – Ruff Stuff (Eats Everything ReRuff) – Dirtybird
Chicken Lips – He Not In (Eats Everything’ Chicken T*** Rewix) – Defected
Jaymo and Andy George have that funny knack of reading minds when it comes to tracks we like, and sometimes listening to their conversation about those tunes when they’re covering Pete Tong’s radio 1 show is a bit uncanny too. They like the same loops as us, they were at the same night as us, they signed the people we had just about realised were our new favourites.
They’ve well and truly come up trumps and proven themselves not only able to find and play a modern classic, but also to encourage new talent (and more established names) to hand over some unreleased goodies with their new compilation Moda Black, out 9 July. All of the thirteen tracks on there is an exclusive, and they’re storming banging beauties, especially Hot Since 82′s Knee Deep in Louise with its sexy deep-funk drop, and the clue is in the name with The 2 Bears’ Banger, remixed by heavyweights (!) Eats Everything and Idiotproof. One of the highlights for me is Jaymo and Andy George’s own contribution How It Goes, which shows a maturation in their sound from the fun-yet-potentially-repetitive big wonky drop to this bouncey, soulful, sexy-saxy number. More good news is that most of the artists on this collection have signed more exclusive tracks to Moda Black, so Moda’s sister is coming to the fore.
Have a listen to what’s in store on the compilation:
Fast cars, money, but no record label to truly call my own? This ends today…
The mighty Julio Bashmore has started his own record label, Boardwalk Records, and the first track is an aboslute beaut from the man himself, called Au Seve, BW001, out 2 July.
The more I listen to his ‘mysteriously swashbuckling house music’ Radio 1 show the more I like him and his laid back, dry Bristolian humour. His tweets are bloody funny too: see below “My brother’s haloumi self-portrait”
Ever since Let It Ride stormed its way on to my musical radar from the sultry depths of the Noir label, Hot Since 82 seems to have been everywhere. Noir himself agrees, adding the Hot Since 82 remix of Toky’s About You to the top of his January DJ chart, while Jaymo and Andy George played new track Untitled on their In New DJs We Trust Radio 1 show last Thursday. The Leeds-based producer is said to be currently in the studio working on a whole host of remixes and new tracks for 2012. Characteristically dark and sexy, the tracks are huge on epic basslines and drops, with ominous melodies and vocals – here’s a great example: Superfunk ft ron carroll – lucky star – hot since 82 remix (Noir Music) by Hot since 82
There have been a fair few moments this summer where we’ve found ourselves feeling inquisitive about the unique & intriguing sound waves gracing our ears. Aquarius Heaven has been one of them. After hooking up with the boys of DoP in 2005 in Paris, barely touched by the traditional 4/4 of dance music, Brian Brewster honed his hip hop and dancehall roots into something a little bit more distinctive. Something he recently described as wanting “to break all musical rules on this F*****G planet and make electronic music exciting like back in the Detroit days”.
From this meeting a musical partnership with DoP was born. Sometime later, DoP mixed the Watergate 06 album in June 2010. The mix included a collaboration between the two acts in Before You Go and simultaneously landed Aquarius Heaven on Berlin’s bursting roster of underground electronic talent.
May this year saw the Circus Company label, already aligned with the likes of DoP, release his first EP 7 Days as a 12”. Later this summer So Low, a track from the 7 Days EP, featured on Damian Lazarus‘ devastatingly dark, yet superbly captivating, Get Lost 4 compilation and really set alarm bells ringing in all the right places.
His latest EP, Can’t Buy Love, dropped on Wolf + Lamb in September; a label that, on many different levels over the past couple of years, have never shied away from challenging the existing boundaries of electronic music, in fact they’ve helped push them that little bit more…
As the spoken vocal of Can’t Buy Love hypnotises us to the sound of ‘…you can pay for sex, but you can’t buy love’, you can’t help but wonder whether Aquarius Heaven can achieve the same success as the weird and wonderful ramblings of Seth Troxler‘s curious mind.