Tuesday, October 25, 2011

the end

All good things come to an end eventually.It was the most natural thing for this blog to die sometime.Probably the best thing i got all the years it was running was all the amazing people i met.And that is enough to make me so grateful.I want to thank everyone that was involved in it and helped in anyway.Everyone that commented or contributed.And i want to apologise sincerely to all the people that kept writing me emails for all this time promoting their music and i did not have a chance to preview here.A big thanks again to all of you.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

columbo blues

Columbo is cape in Santorini.It's also the name of my new mix.It's featured on my other blog with some text intro to get you in the mood for what it sounds like.

Monday, May 23, 2011

half man half coyote

Here at Plaidmusic we have been fans of Coyote almost since the beginning of this blog.In my opinion Coyote is one of the few music projects that is so true to their balearic leanings and stick to the purist side of this genre that has been abused in many ways by people who think that the ''b'' word can be sticked like a 'buy it'' logo next to so many things that are utterly worthless.
Their new album came as no surprise and is once again a great excursion to the white painted walls of the Mediterranean islands.Almost everything you love about 'balearic'' is here.Echoes of the Grid,The Beloved,Jose Padilla and endless sunsets are all here.I could go further and call this an ''afternoon'' record since i think it carries a really sunny and optimistic feeling all over it.Personal favourites here are Love,Keep Breathing,Our Time and Work of Art.
If you want a modern pop record that is real and to it's purpose and can talk to your heart this is a must have.Half Man Half Coyote comes out on June 2011 only in a limited 500 heavy vinyl pressing.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

for petros

About a year ago one of my best friends passed away so suddenly.It's really hard to swallow the fact that someone that has gone is gone for good.That you won't share anything again with him.I was listening to a track yesterday and i was thinking it would be so nice if Petros was around and i could share the moment.I was talking about him with a friend last night and he told me that all he could remember from Petros was his almost continuous smile.He smiled a lot and loved life in his own special way.He had a charm that was hard to resist.He taught me so many things and i honestly owe this guy so much.It's good to share a thought for those that are gone.It's like having them here for a while.I knew Petros would love this track now as much as he did back then.Death is the most inevitable event in your life and probably the most hilarious.And whoever invented it is a sadistic humorous cunt.Anyway this one is for you pal.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

balearic goth

More Ku promotion featuring great beaches,firm naked breasts,colorful clothes and semi goth music.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

guest mix-antony kein-obscure paths

It's always nice to have someone contributing a mix to our blog.This time it's time to give a young lad a spot.Antony Kein(my young cousin) is a fine young man with a great taste in music.His mix is a great blend of laidback balearic cuts,european obscure disco and even sweet soul.Have a go yourselves!

Obscure Paths

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A tribute to Kurt R.I.P.(SUPERMAX)


Monday, March 14, 2011

a japanese dream

It has been sometime now that i had been meaning to make a Japanese only mix.After the recent disaster that hit the country i thought to share this with you and use it an excuse ti share a thought for the victims and the ones that are left behind.I dedicate this mix to an anonymous girl i saw today on tv sobbing over a jacket that was the only thing left from her husband who got lost in the massive wave.Her loss brought me to tear.It was almost unbearable to think all the people that lost someone in this earthquake.All the people that lost their lives in this huge tidal wave.i just wanted in my way to pay homage to this wonderful country and it's people.I always admired them so much and now even more after seeing how they are dealing with this tragic event that brought so much destruction and death to their land.My deepest sympathy goes to Japan and all the people i know there especially Dr Rob.I just wish times heals the wounds and Japan will stand on it's feet again.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dr Rob-Besou In The Snow

So it's time again to welcome this blog's favourite contributor,our man from Japan Dr Rob.It's always a pleasure hosting Rob's mixes and this one is again a special case.Perfect for the last days of winter this is an emotional trip to the snow landscapes of rural Japan.

Music that accompanied my attempts to explore Karuizawa in February 2011. In the snow. On a push-bike. Don`t worry if your Japanese is up to asking for directions. There`s no one here to ask.

Stringtronics – Dawn Mists

Durruti Column – Royal Infirmary

This Mortal Coil – Thais 1

Stars Of The Lid – Hiberner Toujours

Wolfgang Reichmann – Abendlicht

Durruti Column – Pauline

Rachel`s – Egon & Wally Embrace And Say “Farewell”

Vapour Space – Cold Air

This Mortal Coil – Ivy & Neet

Stars Of The Lid – A Meaningful Moment Through A Meaningless Process

Sistol – A Better Shore (Walls remix at 33+8)

Cignol – Tumnal

Mark Mcguire – Brainstorm

This Mortal Coil – Meniscus

World Standard – first track on side B of first LP

Pan American – Both Ends Fixed

This Mortal Coil – Thais 2

Infinite Body – What They Wanted To Be Was Useless

Doves – Birds Flew Backwards (Chris Watson mix)

Sistol – Funseeker (Oneohtrix Point Never mix at 33+8)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

rock machine

As i promised our post gonna be more often from now on.This is some heavy disco rock action from a Polish girl making disco records in Norway.Sounds like Dusty on a hard rock trip.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

get it up for love part 2

We had posted this track last summer but i thought it definitely deserved a repost.Through our blog we are going to be sharing some great tracks in the next few months and make it again a place to find great music.I know we had neglected it for quite a while but i will try to make it fresh and interesting again.I'm gonna be changing the layout of the page a bit and maybe a few new features.So for now this is the best track you can use to make a Dj Harvey impersonation when you are djing in front of your friends or your mirror.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

especially for you

Harvey explaining how he trashed the place at his Sydney gig while giving a lecture on digging,and ends up almost crying to a Jason Donovan and Kylie duet.The story with the mashed Bozak mixer is already legendary and is another reason to give Harvey the titel of the most colorful and strong persona on the music circuit.I mean the guy is almost cuckoo and captivates audiences and fans everywhere with every aspect of his behaviour and musical skills.Especially for you..

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

rainy season

A lot of people complain that i make too many mixes and it's hard keeping up with them.Another complaint is that my mixes are too long.I think i will have to follow some advice regarding the first matter.As far as the second one is concerned i tried really hard making this as short as possible but i ended up with something more than an hour and a half.I think that when you use words to form a sentence if you omit some of the words the most probable scenario is that you are gonna be talking gibberish.Same here.I used all the songs i wanted to tell a little bittersweet story.About waking up in a freezing room with moisture forming little pools on the bathroom windows,your red eyes saying hi on the mirror,the lazy moves of your legs trying to fit in your pants,an intimate scent on your sheets,the taste of last night in your mouth,a missed call from mum,walking to New Cross station with your hands freezing in your pockets,lost in translation in high definition after a curry,a patch of broken tiles in my bathroom,falling,late night confessions from an old crash,the sound of rain,my empty fridge,nightbus rides to Streatham with ''I'',the Pale Fountains,antibiotics,New years day.This is rainy season.My new mix.Hope it goes straight to your heart.And i promise not to make a new one for the next few months.Cross my heart.