A Catz n’ Dogz mix is always completely and utterly ridiculous. Every single one, and every single time I see them play out, it’s always a complete new set of tracks that blows my mind, mixed in with absolute precision and layered up to a peak.
Well they’ve outdone themselves ahead of their appearance at The Warehouse Project tonight. I think I’m about to rupture an eardrum.
No download or track list yet but I’m begging them at the moment – watch this space.
I found this on the floor of The Warehouse Project on Saturday. Sorry to anyone who lost it, but I think it makes up for the week before when I put a coat in the cloakroom, gave them a twenty and walked off.
This little stroke of luck inspired me to listen to a bit of Dexter Kane, and here are the results. Dirty Cash by One From The Vaults
Gav Memnos & Dexter Kane – Dirty Cash
Robert James – Can You Keep It
WildKats – Perpetrating
Shaun Reeves – Patience (Russ Yallop Fuckabout Mix)
Tahloula – We Play House (Nice7 Remix)
Oliver Klein – Suspenders (AKA AKA & Thalstroem Remix)
Modern Amusement – Cold As Ice (Louie Fresco Remix)
Bubba – Dance With Me
Laura Jones – Love In Me (Maceo Plex Remix)
Tiger Stripes – Trip me
Lukas & Christophe – Reel Love
Joey Washington & Pink Stallone – Mine (Eddie Mars Remix)
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
We’ve been writing this blog for two-and-a-half years now so hopefully you might have a bit of an understanding of what artists we just implicitly trust, and which ones never fail us. So much so that when they do a new mix we post it, and you download it. You don’t even really need any words from me. Bowski is one of them.
Sleep On – Bowski
Heimat (Robag’s Turmkolle Rekksmow) – Kollektiv Turnstrasse
Take Me Away (Schatrax Remix) – Matthew Burton + Nick Lawson
Touch Me – Hunter_Game
Brooklyn Bullets – Neuroxyde + Aki Bergen
Signa – Kaiserdisco
Krambambuli – Animal Trainer
Hold On – Florian Blauensteiner
Twilight – Patlac
Braumstig (Rodriguez Jr Remix) – Joachim Pastor
Stranger In The Night Ft. Tom Cowcher – Bowski
Dayz – Mathew Jonson
Faking Jazz Together (Michael Mayer Remix) – Connan Mockasin
He’s been busy on the production front too, so he’s shared a little preview minimix here: Upcoming tracks by Bowski
Oh and if you’re still raring to go on Sunday (and I’ve seen the crowd at these Sunday parties, a very low percentage of them have been to bed) Creche has a stellar line-up once more, with Laura Jones and Waifs & Strays at Queen of Hoxton.
When mixes appear from the master-at-work Fake Blood, you download them. You download them fast, because they’re rarities and they never disappoint. I’ve only just started listening to this one and already it’s goooooooood…
He tells us this is one of four hour-long mixes already recorded from his immense record collection vaults, with a fifth on the way. They’re hip hop samples taken from the original vinyl, dug out by Theo and re-chopped and scratched on serato to re-create how they’ve been used by the sampler. The perfect reminder of his utter brilliance before we go up to The Warehouse Project for his 2 December appearance. Roll on volume 2.
A huge huge thank you to the Ed Banger crew for giving us a slice of winter wonderland at The Warehouse Project last week. We’ve included two Carte Blanche tracks this week as Mehdi and Riton absolutely blew the roof off, and I’ve very much enjoyed watching their sets come together this year and distill into something completely reactive. We’re heading North again tonight for another monumental Warehouse lineup: Simian Mobile Disco, Holy Ghost!, Aeroplane and Tensnake to name but a few.
More Thursday parties too as this week Night Slugs bring Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990 to East Village and Counter Culture host Esper Magazine with Homework and Worthy. Counter Culture closes on 1 January so you really should get yourselves down there before then – it’s got that real house party vibe that we love.
Here are some tracks that will help you flick the bird at winter:
Warehouse, oh Warehouse, how I love thee… We were quite disappointed after our first ever visit to Manchester Piccadilly’s arches to find that despite being at the front all night we’d not made any of the photographs on The Warehouse Project website. Then we spotted the little beauty above. That’s commitment.
We all hate the change of season, but it’s a great time musically as the tracks everyone’s been working on over the summer are hitting the stores with a vengeance. This week’s music blew our minds, and made us shout things out loud in the silent office, like ‘bloody yes!’ and ‘get in!’ – forgetting it was a private earphone experience.