Turn. It. Up.

catz-n-dogz-friends-leaves 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.

Dirty Cash

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
Tracklist
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)

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Oh Fabric, you spoil us! Sweet Jesus this is a pretty line-up. If I were in London tonight there would be absolutely no question where I’d be (although Style of Eye is at The Nest and there is a Christmas offering from consistently superb party-kids Off Modern at the new Peckham Hotel), but our little rave-team is travelling to Manchester for the mighty Warehouse Project once again, to see our favourites Bowski, Fake Blood, Erol, Jacques Lu Cont and Boy 8-Bit.

December weekends have sweeeet DJs playing all over our fair city. Tomorrow there’s a Numbers warehouse party with Jamie XX, Steve Lawler‘s at Hearn Street Car Park for Onemore birthday, The Revenge is adding some disco goodness to the Horse and Groom, Shaun Reeves, Clockwork and Thugfucker are playing at Fabric, Hey Today! Are at Queen of Hoxton for Orlando Boom.

Sunday The Lock are proving themselves legendary once again, with Fake Blood, Riton
In a pub? For free? Can this be real?

Peace – BBlood (Wax Cotton Remix)
Beni – Someone Just Like You (Style Of Eye Remix)
Cevin Fisher – Music in My Soul (Jamie Jones More Dance Edit)
Claude Vonstroke – Who’s Afraid of Detroit(MunniBrotherz 2011 rework)
Little Boots – Shake (Azari & III remix)
The Opiates – Reality TV (Drop Out Orchestra Dub)
Electronic – Getting Away With It (Greg Wilson edit)

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

Bowski Winter Mix

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.

Bowski – Winter Mix

Tracklisting:
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

Hot damn I can’t wait to see him at The Warehouse Project on 2 December…

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Sorry we didn’t bring you a Halloween special last week folks, but Emily and I travelled up to Manchester for a double-header at The Warehouse Project, and frankly with Jamie Jones, Jamie XX, Jesse Rose, Julio Bashmore, Four Tet, Hessle Audio, Homework, Oliver $ and Seth Troxler on the decks, nothing in London could come close.

We’re heading out of town again this week, down to the South Coast for the Dirtybird All-Nighter at Audio in Brighton tonight, with the lovely Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin and Eats Everything. However, if you’re in London they’re doing the whole thing over again at Fabric tomorrow, and tonight you can content yourselves with WildKats at Basing House, and Jesse Rose at The Nest. There’s a lot on this weekend elsewhere too, with the legends that are Puente & Rosch playing at Basing House for Dented Melons, The Juan Maclean album launch party at Queen of Hoxton, and Catz n Dogz gracing the decks at Corsica Studios. We can’t attend any of this crazy fun (until post 1.30 anyway) because Vaults are back on the decks all night at The Hospital club, and you can come and see us for free by emailing your guest list names to [email protected] We’re on the top floor so there should be a pretty good view of the fireworks alongside some dark and dirty tunes.

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.

Here are some of this week’s freebies to help you get ready for the weekend.
Lana Del Ray – Blue Jeans (Penguin Prison Remix)
Duran Duran – Girls On Film (Drop Out Orchestra Rework)
Canyons – See Blind Through (DJ Harvey Remix)
Mighty Mouse – Ice Beer (Bootleg Version)
Till von Sein – Sassomon
Kele – Goodbye Horses (Q Lazzarus Cover)

Blud

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.

Fake Blood – Used (Vol 1)

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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.

Down in London town tonight FACT magazine host Joy Orbison and Ramadanman at XOYO, and tomorrow XOYO is also the venue de jour for Bugged Out and Durr’s Christmas party, with Rory Phillips, Aeroplane, Holy Ghost! and Tanlines. The Dirtybird and Get Physical crews are heading to me ol’ fave Fabric tomorrow, so not only are Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Julio Bashmore and Catz n’ Dogz playing in room one, but in room two M.A.N.D.Y are live alongside Heidi. Over at Queen of Hoxton Orlando Boom sees Jac The Disco, Blamma Blamma! Mighty Mouse and Joakim shake it up real nice, the ultra cool Off Modern moves from their usual First Thursdays slot to tomorrow at Corsica Studios, with Dels and Egyptian Hip Hop, and Public House sorts out you easties at Drop East with Dana Ruh. Sunday it’s down the hill to The Lock Tavern for Round Table Knights and Duke Dumont playing our favourite Sunday knees-up, Blogger’s Delight.

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:

Monkey Safari – Stoned
Etienne De Crécy – No Brain (Munk Remix)
Villa – Beats of Love (The C90s Remix)
Moneypenny – Destroy (Midnight Conspiracy Remix)
Kink & Neville Watson – Metropole
Carte Blanche – Politrix As Usual
Carte Blanche & Kid Sister – Do! Do! Do! (Laidback Luke Remix)
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Out to buy this week is Black Strobe’s Me & Madonna on Kitsune, complete with remixes from Tape to Tape and The Twelves. Worth an early Christmas present.

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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.

Essential Mix 2009-11-27: Busy P and DJ Mehdi live at The Warehouse Project

And as for the Ed Banger crew, did I mention that I love Busy P? It still gives me goosebumps when I hear the Essential Mix from The Warehouse Project last year, with Busy P and DJ Mehdi‘s sets recorded live (complete with screams from me throughout). So tomorrow night we wouldn’t be anywhere else than Chibuku Shake Shake at the Warehouse with Vitalic, Busy P, Carte Blanche (Medhi and Riton), Boombass (Cassius), Brodinski and Matt Walsh.

Lots of great electro tracks and remixes this week, so here’s a few of our favourites:
Aeroplane – Without Lies (Breakbot Remix)
Gorillaz – Doncamatic (Joker Remix)
Daft Punk – Derezzed (Breakdown Remix)
The Subs vs Les Petits Pilous – My Body
Thom Yorke – Nude (Justin Martin Remix)
Boys Noize – Nerve (Hey Today Remix)
Kelis – Bossy (Crookers Remix)

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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.

If you want to get out this weekend, Cargo tonight has Justin Robertson and Stopmakingme for Filthy Few Presents Nightmoves, and tomorrow Corsica Studios is hosted by Warm for their 11th birthday, with The Revenge, Sebo K, Horse Meat Disco and Cottam. Or you could head North for the weekend and do Bugged Out tonight at Sankeys with Boy 8-Bit and L-Vis 1990 then double up with Ape 5th Birthday at The Warehouse Project tomorrow, with KRS One, Caspa and Andy C. Dark.

There’s a fair bit of mid-week clubbing next week too, as Wednesday sees Kissy Sell Out‘s San City High tour hit East Village with Blamma Blamma! Zed’s Dead and Urchins, and on Thursday the DeadFish crew host their Family and Friends party in its new home in Dalston Superstore.

Hard to summarise this week in seven tracks, but here you go:
Mumdance & Esser – Battle (Wookie Cover) – the Mumdecent EP is out now on Mad Decent and includes Smasher. Yes yes.
Style of Eye & Magnus – Antidote
Slagsmålsklubben & Style of Eye – Homeless
Vhyce – Basement Horns (Yolanda Be Cool Remix)
Visti & Meyland – Yes Maam (All Nite Long) (Trentemoller Remix)
No Regular Play – Owe Me (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
Cassius – Les Enfants
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Worth the pennies (among about 1 million others at the moment) is ZZT (Zombie Nation and Tiga)’s ZZAfrika, out on Turbo this week. Their catalogue is looking pretty hot right now.

ZZT – ZZafrika by turborecordings

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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)
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