Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Music is just about feelin' things
and havin a good time.
God creates talented persons every day.
It's the makeup of the person's heart and head
that makes him an asset.
Steve Hillage live and direct from
Steve Hillage - New age synthesis (unzipping the zype)
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Fingerprintz - the chace
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Another very simple track that goes down well.
I prefer playing in the middle rather than the end of night.
When the pace is a bit slower and you can play records
like this one that you know everyone will instantly start dancing to.
Hot Chocolate -Stay with me
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Stephanie Mills - pilot error
Monday, March 23, 2009
El Coco - it's your last chance
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Furniture - i can't crack -BROKEN
Friday, March 20, 2009
Steve Nolan Interview For Plaidmusic
There was no real master plan. basically when myself and Sam started dj-ing together we started a regular party at London. we had quite a low profile within London so we thought a good way to grab some attention would be to publish short dj mixes the week of the party - like a kind of audio flyer. we didn't really think of it as blogging as such - if you look back at those early posts there is very little writing - we saw it as just another way to promote ourselves. then Sam got hold of an amazing mix George demure had done and thought it would be a good idea for us to host it on the site - kind of like a guest dj. the response was pretty good so we decided to have regular guests at the site. when the regular party come to a somewhat impromptu end the website basically became our "residency" where you could hear our dj-ing alongside guest djs.
2.With the music blog section being quite overpopulated lately,do you think there is a good way of standing out of the crowd?
3.Dance music,always finds finds many forms to be reincarnated.Disco and it's sub products have proven to be a good chance for many people renewing their interest in dance music again after a period where techno and house got boring as hell,but with the hype soaring pretty high the last few years,do you think that this is something to hold on to?What's the next step?
It is good that disco has been taken off the naughty step and is now recognized as such an important part of the history of dance music and more importantly that some of it is simply brilliant music. i've never really been good at spotting trends - i just tend to buy and play music that makes me stand up and pay attention in one way or another regardless of genre or age - but if i were a betting man i'd say its time noseflute techno had its time in the sun.
4.Cutting and chopping obscure disco cuts on your ableton software has been so fashionable lately that the record market is experiencing a serious lack of original releases.Do you think that with almost everyone putting out out his editing efforts on vinyl no matter how appealing they might be can be a real threat to the music scene?Do we really need a music market that consists mainly of extended versions of lost classics?
There probably is too much of this stuff being released but that argument can be extended to music in general. The stuff that is good (Todd terje' stuff, Pilooski, Betty Botox) can be really good. As long as people are doing interesting things with interesting records i think there is value in the form. Also re-editing can be a good exercise for producers in learning the dynamics of constructing a tune so hopefully the re-editers of today can be become the original producers of tomorrow/ Plus if its getting people into shops buying records then it can't be all bad.
6.Vinyl has managed to be the center of attention again.Do
It seems to me that vinyl is having a pretty hard time of it at the moment. we both use laptops to dj and don't buy anywhere as much vinyl as we used to (though of course do still pay for music) so i guess we're part of the problem. serato and traktor scratch are becoming more and more prevelant which presents a big challenge to vinyl's survival as it combines the fun part of playing with records with the convenience of digital dj-ing and the other create opportunities the sotware provides.
Far too many to mention. But then that's part of where the fun lies
9.Name five things that someone should know about you.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
It's hard to think that this phenomenal movie produced in 1976 could predict in such a dark and sinister way the shape of things to come.''The Network'' is a film that uses the most morbid colors to describe the power of the media over our lives.The use of media as a weapon of mass destruction is much more deadly than any other way of manipulation the world has known.Maybe even more powerful than religion itself.The ''tube'' is the only god humanity ever known.DIrector Sidney Lumet leaves no rays of light infiltrate this gloomy celluloid world he created.It's almost creepy to think how much relevant this film is to today's reality.We are living in world where the value of our personalities is trivial.Being self conscious is the only way of raising your voice over the giant wave of globalization that is storming all over the world like a giant tsunami.Do yourself a favour and watch this film.Then reach out to your window and shout ''I'm mad as hell and i can't take it anymore''.The revolution will not be televised.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Equally well known for their skill as producers and remixers
as recording artists in their own right, the RSW influence
was felt throughout dance music in the 1990s.
Genres such as big beat and drum n bass whose sounds
were not defined until well after the release of the first RSW records,
all owe a debt to Renegade Soundwave, while The Chemical Brothers
have cited RSW as one of the biggest influences in their sound.
One of my favorite artists of the 90's
Here's a remix and the original one.Check out the lyrics..
Renegade Soundwave - RSW 7'inc
Renegade Soundwave -RSW (whistling guitar mix)
Kevin Mooney (Ex-Adam and the Ants bassist)
formed and led London's Wide Boy Awake.
Wide Boys offer clever wordplay and a preponderant
funk beat on "Slang Teacher.
In the 2000's, Mooney started another band,
the Lavender Pill Mob, with Gary Asquith,
a former member of Renegate Soundwave.
Wide Boy Awake - Slang teacher
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Stefano Pulga - suspicion
Monday, March 9, 2009
pic by Arnell Henry
Slowdive - Rutti
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Rosebad - one of these days
Friday, March 6, 2009
1.House Of House - the rough half (don't stop)
2.Botany 5 - the only one in your love
3.Lexx - sirocco (slow mo)
4.Peter Brown - burning up (disco -x extended groove edit)
5.Jackson Jones - I feel good (put your pants on) Pilloski edit
6.Rolling Stones - dance (vocal)
7.Steve Winwood - penultimate zone
8.A Man Called Adam - Techno powers (harvey remix)
9.Essa - 2 With A Star (Road To Damascus Remix)
10.Muttranger - Sacramento Shuffle
11.Bam Bam - where is your child
12.Beloved - Your love takes me higher (The Pod Went Pop Mix)
13.Jaime Sagastibeltza Pejenaute - disco diamond
14.New Order - Fine time (Steve "Silk" Hurley Remix)
15.Maximilian Skiba - Apple of disco rd
16.Ganymed - Robot love
Don't stop the robolove mix
buy me a drink..
And what a movie that was!Last night i finally got to see Slumdog Millionaire which was one of the most anticipated movies of the season for me.Being a massive Danny Boyle fan i expected the best out of it and to be honest it didn't let me down at all.Danny Boyle always has a way to get an optimistic view on life through his films and this one is no exception.Since this is not a movie review site though i just suggest to go and see it yourself and i'll just leave you with a track from India's ultimate disco Queen to get you in that Bollywood mood.This is Asha Puthli with 1001 Nights Of Love,a spacey sensual trip with a real Indian feel to it.
Asha Puthli - 1001 nights of love
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Playtime Toons - the shaker song
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Let us dance just a little bit more
Even if the band walks out the door
And all the others go
Let's pretend that the music's on
Even if we're dancing all alone
And the night is gone
Secret service - let us dance just a little bit more