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[ Written by: | 28 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
feel like your life is going nowhere

Tis that time of the year that old beats are in my brain… this is a good thing…
Today’s pick is a old fave of mine and one record that never left me record bag when I was ‘playing out’… cause it rocks, amuses the fuck out of me and, well, it rocks.
Might be time to drag the ol records out for some fun and beertimes…

Coolness, Music »

[ Written by: | 25 Feb 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
LCD Muppetsystem

This is a pretty great un-official video for Dance Yrself Clean; note the appropriate use of Kermit.

On the subject of Dance Yrself Clean, here’s the track that LCD used for the inspiration; someone suggested LCD Soundsystem put out a compilation of the tracks that inspired them on their albums. I think it’s a great idea!

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[ Written by: | 24 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Beautiful Swimmers & Future Times

I came across these guys a few weeks ago with a mix on BiS – http://www.beatsinspace.net/playlists/559
Beautiful Swimmers ‘Big Coast’ on Future Times is below. Take part Studio-esk washing sounds and part Mark E disco, rinse, repeat. I like it!

Some other highlights from Future Times:

RA ran a label feature earlier in the month on the DC based Future Times, including a pretty excellent mix – http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature.aspx?1279

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[ Written by: | 22 Feb 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
New records

To distract myself from the horrible situation down in Chch at the moment, here’s a few of the new releases I’m liking the sounds of. Juno or youtube links where possible.
First up, you can’t really argue with Millions of Moments re-release of ‘wallshaker’ by Aaron Carl, who sadly passed away last year. I think this one is a favourite of Micks.. The great original is accompanied by a midnight dub, and a beautifully deep sounding dub from ‘Sven’, presumably Sven Weissemann who is doing some lovely …

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[ Written by: | 21 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
Shackleton must

If you’re like me you haven’t listened to the Shackleton Fabric mix enough, and despite being the third of the Fabric mixes in as many years to be solely his own music, it fucken rules. Saying that, Ricardo Villalobos’s and Omar S’s are both high points in the series for me as well.
His new realese Fireworks on Honest Jons doesn’t disapoint. The two remixes by T++ of the title track and Mordant Music of Undeadman round off the release nicely.

Ta for fixing the twitter Default.

bobs song of the week, Music »

[ Written by: | 21 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
they walked awhile holding hands

A couple of weeks back I went to a showcasegig for a couple of Christchurch acts… and was blown away by this chap… not only does he do a fine line in, um, cutesy indie tronica (gah) but his live show, just him and a MPC (?) live and very alone on stage –  gutsy and talented chap!

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[ Written by: | 21 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
Moody Blues

 I went and saw Moodymann late last year with some of the BMP posse, it was a super night and he played music that was cool. Hat tip to Nerdyframes
Here’s a snippet:
Moodymann@Galatos’10 from TommeeT on Vimeo.

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[ Written by: | 20 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]
Function @ About Blank

A great 2.5 hour set from Function here, some proper techno from one of the Sandwell District boys.

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[ Written by: | 15 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
everything is changing

At a loss for what to pick this week I’ve resorted to something old and one might say topical…

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[ Written by: | 13 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Laneway and Splore City Highlights

My highlights from the two festivals below.

I didn’t get to go to a festival in the refurbished Aotea Square – Auckland Laneway, while having some kiwi bands who would have been good to see, didn’t have Bear in Heaven or Les Savy Fav and i was hanging out to see them both so I crossed the ditch to stay and go to the festival with my brother.
It was super cool. Split over 4 stages at an Arts University Campus in Central-West Sydney. The bands who stood out were the two …