Tensnake on True Romance

tensThe new Freundchen EP from Tensnake on True Romance is a lovely little disco starter-pack, you could almost host a mini-carnival soundsystem by playing the three tracks on repeat as they recreate the journey through Notting Hill this weekend.

The title track is pure disco, a nice little warm up before the full-on summer chords, afrobeat vocals, double handclaps and whistles in the B-side Tazaar. Finally getting a little darker for the afterparty soundtrack No Fool.

The EP is out today, so get it here.


Tuff Love

Ooooh, a collaboration from Future Classic DJs, that’s niiiice. A mixtape with all their new tracks, including new signings Scenic (watch out for The Magician remix of Another Sky) and New Navy. It’s a free download too. Enjoy.

Future Classic DJs- July’s Tuff Love
Scenic – Another Sky
Christophe – The Force (Julio Bashmore’s Piano Mix)
Sebo K – The Duke
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Waulking Song
Mano Le Tough – Baby Let’s Love (Midland Remix)
Maya Jane Coles – The High Life
Benoit & Sergio – Principles
Tigerskin – Feel For You
Tensnake – Something About You
Radiohead – Lotus Flower (Jacques Greene Remix)
Jon Convex – Falling Again
Tale Of Us – Dark Song
New Navy – Oceans

Woody’s Roundup

So…. fancy a little dance do ya?

Tonight Simian Mobile Disco are playing a DJ set at The Nest with Rachel Barton for Lively, and it’s Dollop‘s 7th birthday series at XOYO with Scuba and Benji B. Till Von Sein is playing a secret East London location with James Teej for Slowpoke.

It’s RA‘s tenth anniversary, so to celebrate they’re throwing ten RA X parties with epic lineups in ten cities all over the place, including a mystery guest ‘X.’ We’re lucky enough to be attending at Sonar next week, and the one over here is tomorrow night at Cable. A Night With…Heidi heads to Bar A Bar in Stoke Newington, and Trouble Vision continues being truly great, with Tensnake and Lee Foss at Corsica Studios.

This week’s tracks are GOOOOOOOOOD:
Deadstock 33s – The Devil’s Paintbrush (Eskimo Twins Remix) My favourite mix too, in 320 goodness. The whole release is out on Bang Gang today. Whoop!
Metronomy – The Bay (Stopmakingme Remix) YES
Carte Blanche – The Molecules
Chris Malinchek – The Fourth
Kris Menace vs Emil – Walking On The Moon (Xinobi Remix)
Grum – Runaway (Nightriders Remix)
Disclosure – I Love… That You Know They’re so young and make amazing music beyond their years. We really enjoyed seeing them at Kill Em All at the Lock Tavern last Sunday, and the Carnival/I Love… That You Know EP is out on Monday on Transparent. This track really is very good.
Or all at once: Woody50.zip

Woody’s Christmas Roundup

2009 was incredibly easy to pick a favourite record, it was without doubt the A-Trak remix of Heads Will Roll by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. This year, largely due to writing this blog I think there’s been a lot of chopping and changing my allegiances between sub-genres, and so my top tracks list has to be quite long. As always, there’ve been a lot of records that have had huge associations for places like the Miami Winter Music Conference. Imagine Aeroplane playing Crave You by the pool as the sun set….

Here’s a my top 20 of 2010’s shining stars which had to be very heavily edited down from the shortlist of 45, and a mix by one of the stars of 2011 – our friend Sylvester, recorded at the Mews Sessions.

Sylvester – 2010 What A Year

Minnie’s Top 20 2010
Flight Facilities – Crave You
Azai & III – Reckless With Your Love
Crookers – Cooler Couleur (Junkie XL remix)
Breakbot – Baby I’m Yours
Justin Martin and Ardalan – Mr Spock

Round Table Knights – Cut to the Top
Cassius – I Love You So
Chromeo – Don’t Turn The Lights On
New Young Pony Club – Chaos (Rory Phillips remix)
Groove Armada – History

Massive Attack – Paradise Circus (Gui Boratto Remix)
Tensnake – Coma Cat
Black Van – Yearning
Marcos Cabral & Shux – Lifetime Groove
Soul Clap – Extravaganza

Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know
Nicolas Jaar – El Bandido
LCD Soundsystem – Dance Yourself Clean
Blamma! Blamma! – Beyond 17
The Revenge – Night Flight

Woody’s Roundup

A huge thank you to everyone who came down to Public Life last night for our evening with our friends at Brilliantine, and to The C90s, who had us up on the ledges where we belong. Much fun!

So here we are about to start the first proper Autumnal-feeling weekend, and this can only mean one thing: THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT!!!!! Yes, it’s that time of year, and we’re off to Manchester, and tonight in charge of the decks we have Joris Voorn, Steve Lawler and Adam Beyer, Jamie Jones, Wolf + Lamb, Joy Orbison and Krysko.

Back within the M25 there are car parks and lofts to choose from. Tomorrow Adam Beyer invites Chris Leibing and other guests from his DRUMCODE label to Ewer Street car park, and the Electric Minds crew are throwing another secret venue loft party featuring Marcus Worgull and Christopher Rau. I hear good rumblings about these parties and they’ve got a few coming up, including the next on 30 October, so try to get yourselves down to one or two. Tonight Big in Japan take over The Book Club with Leftside Wobble and Jac The Disco‘s Prince Pac. Always a nice vibe and a fun venue for after work dancing.

In anticipation of our journey into the underbelly of Manchester’s arches for another weekend spent in a car park, I’m going a little dark with our tracks this week.
Dem Slackers – Swagger (Clouds Remix)
Djedjotronic – Bit This Thin (Jesse Rose Remix)
Flying Lotus – ….and The World Laughs With You (Feat. Thom Yorke)
Azari & III – Indigo
Azari & III – Reckless With Your Love (Tensnake Remix)
40 Thieves feat Qzen – Don’t Turn It Off (Brennan Green Remix)
Hervé – Together (Edit)
Download them all in a zip file: Woody XXV

Knights of Summer

Everyone knows I love Round Table Knights. So you can imagine my joy when their new Summer mix dropped into my inbox this morning. Especially as it features their remix of Tensnake‘s Coma Cat, out as part of the Coma Cat Remixes package on 8 September on Defected. Another gem is the Tom Flynn remix of Mowgli’s Caraibi, with its heavy bass and smooth production making it the ultimate party track to help you face the week ahead.

Download: Round Table Knights – Summer Mix 2010

Penner & muder – Presence of Another Man
Slg – Feeling 4 You feat. Smolny (Catz ‘N Dogz Remix)
Findling, Lihad – Ol Times
Peter Horrevorts – Escapade
Nils Ohnrmann – Let’s Funk (Daniel Steinberg Remix)
Michelle Owen – Dee & Deaf
Mowgli – Caraibi (Tom Flynn Remix)
Zombie Disco Squad – Zimbo
Tensnake – Coma Cat (Round Table Knights Remix)
Edwin Oosterwal – Scrub the Tub
Chopstick & Till Von Sein – You Don’t See
Ost + Kjex – Mosambiquetravelplan

Woody’s Roundup: Field Day

Let me back up! Field Day has now held its place firmly on the music-loving Londoner’s radar for 4 years. Slightly slow out of the blocks, we first got involved in 2008; a superbly messy affair. Our Field Days have been plagued by the weather that typifies Glastonbury, but also energised by the atmosphere that makes it. Perhaps 2010 is the year the drenched festival curse will be broken in Victoria Park too?

Field Day 2010 will mark our hat-trick, so it may come as no surprise that we thought we’d jump on the Field Day warm-up bandwagon and put out a little post for you all. As suspected, in writing this, one of the most exciting things about Field Day has been looking back. The promoters and programmers are like the Mystic Megs of modern music. Scrolling through the line-ups from 2007-2009, they read like the boards of a rather successful bookie:

2007 – Bat for Lashes, Florence and the Machine, Caribou, Filthy Dukes, Foals, Justice, Late of the Pier, Zombie Disco Squad.
2008 – Brodinski, Crookers, Magistrates, Simian Mobile Disco, White Lies, Wild Beasts.
2009 – Aeroplane, Big Pink, Delphic, Errors, Fake Blood, Mumford & Sons, Santigold, The Temper Trap, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.

At the time, it was all those people you’d never stumbled across before. Or, that you only had a sort of an inkling you might like. Then, maybe like us, you just had a little wander over, just to see what the blogosphere fuss was really about and all of a sudden you were a fan!

The 2010 spectacle is already complemented by the more ‘commercial’ resurgence in Electronic music. Upward climbing artists, perhaps most notably, names like Egyptian Hip Hop, Gold Panda, Hudson Mohawke, Memory Tapes, Mount Kimbie, Pantha Du Prince, Phoenix and Tensnake stand side by side as equals with their lesser known counterparts, and long-established champions of emerging music (Andrew Weatherall, Erol Alkan, Kieran Hebden, James Holden…). The range of stages caters for every fan, from the Small Disco drinkers of the Lock Tavern to the all-night ravers of the city’s disused east-end Car Parks and Karate Clubs. This, in turn, draws a crowd of hungry young trend setters eager to get a taste of the future legends of our generation.

So, in appreciation of the event’s keen eye for the charts of new and their sure fire tip-offs for the future, we have put together 2 little Zip packages for our Friday-weekly Woody’s Roundup. Links and track lists are below, plus a couple of our favourite mixes from the vaults for good measure. We hope you like it. It should provide some stereo fodder for the prelude, the after party and the recovery should you so require…

See you tomorrow.

Stars of 07 – 09 [zip]

Florence and the Machine – Drumming Song (Boy8bit mix)
Foals – Olympic Airways (Disjokke remix)
Justice – DANCE (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke mix)
Late of the Pier – Bathroom Gurgle (Tronik Youth mix)
Zombie Disco Squad – Esperanto
Aeroplane – Whispers (Love Affair mix)
Fake Blood – Mars

2010 Sampler [zip]

Gold Panda – You (Seams remix)
Pantha Du Prince – Behind the Stars
Brodinski – Arnold Classics (Tony Senghore Staggering & Daggering Mix )
Walls – Burnt Sienna
Mount Kimbie – Field

Tensnake RA Podcast 187
Simian Mobile Disco – Forever Fabric
Andrew Weatherall – Dummy Mix July 2010

Woody’s Roundup

These tracks have all been buzzing around the blogosphere this week, and in fact some of them are so epic that I’m going to pipe down and let them do the talking. Here they are all together for you to judge for yourselves. Woody XIII
Tensnake – Keep Believin’
Hot Toddy feat. Jennifer Rhonwen – Down To Love
Bibio – Lovers Carvings (Catz n’ Dogz remix)
Visitor – Love (Club Edit)
MF Borat – Tower of Ears (feat. Diana Ross) – MF Doom produced by Sacha Baron Cohen. Yes, it’s true.
Gorillaz – On Melancholy Hill (We Have Band Remix)
Monarchy – Love Get Out Of My Way (Holy Ghost [feat. Dixon] Remix)
Bart B More – Brap (Preview) – OH MY GOD!

Woody’s Roundup

Warehouses! Oh how we love them, and I must confess, I’ve not been to Bocking Street warehouse in London Fields, the site of tonight’s Dollop party. It’s Chrome Hoof‘s album launch, so they’re playing live, with DJ sets from Simian Mobile Disco and Andrew Weatherall. Consider carefully your choice of evening entertainment this weekend, because there’s a bevvy of beauties to pick from. Modular are having their Summer Sundance at Cable on Saturday, and the lineup is pretty much poetry – Tensnake, The Swiss, Treasure Fingers, Mighty Mouse, and The c90s. The ever-fabulous Jac The Disco are playing at Orlando Boom at the Queen of Hoxton, and Stopmakingme is playing at [email protected] at Proud Camden. Eeek!

These songs make us happy. Grab them all zipped up here: Woody XII
Acid Washed – General Motors, Detroit, America (Black Strobe Remix)
MGMT – Electric Feel (Aeroplane Remix)
Snowden – Black Eyes (Le Castle Vania Remix)
Mastiksoul feat. Carla Carlim – Baila Bonito
Mighty Mouse – Song for Ellen
The Hundred in the Hands – Ghosts
Kele – Tenderoni (XXXchange Dub) – from Kele Okereke’s new solo album The Boxer, out 21 June. If this is the nice little electro-vibe, we’re excited.