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[ Written by: | 23 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]
Cosmic Space Jazz Techno

Ricardo Villalobos & Jay Haze – Mellow Dee / Sunday Prayer

The other morning after arriving at work and doing the daily music discovery rounds, I came across a new Villalobos track that I hadn’t heard mentioned so decided I needed to grab it as it had been awhile in between Ricardo tracks for me.
It starts off somewhat non-chalantly with a rumbling scratchy bass & kick, then the pitter patter of some jazz snares, a piercing clarinette………all of it works really nicely. Then somehow the trippy space effects and filters surround you …

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[ Written by: | 14 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]
Goodtimes – Drumpoet on Acid

Willie Graff And Tuccillo – When The Sun Goes Down [Drumpoet]
After going through a bit of a full on love affair with drumpoet for awhile, I was pretty pleased to discover this new one on the weeekend. After listening to the track I had to do a bit of research as Willie Graff was a new name to me. Apparently he is a resident at Cielo in New York…….no further explanation needed. Anyway, the track builds from a deep, dark, moody start, some strings appear (as you would expect from drumpoet) – then the coup …

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[ Written by: | 29 Sep 2008 | 4 Comments | ]
Of trumpets and foreign lands

A few links to get the week started. It’s pretty hard to go past the very tasty looking essential mix from Dennis Ferrer (cheers to Scandal & Matt for the heads up):
01. DJ Yellow & Astrid Suryanto ‘Light On Me (Satoshie Tomiie Remix)’ (Project)
02. Anto Vitale ‘Majico’ (Seasons Limited)
03. Gel Abril ‘Spells Of Yoruba’ (Be As One)
04. Patrice Bäumel ‘Roar’ (Get Physical)
05. SIS ‘Trompeta’ (SeiEsDrum)
06. Sebo K ‘Diva’ (Mobilee)
07. SWV ‘Rain (Bams Main Vox)’ (RCA)
08. Osunlade ‘Momma’s Groove (Nomumbah’s Remix)’ (Strictly Rhythm)
09. Chaim ‘Africomania’ (Bpitch Control)
10. Lukeshara ‘Glowind’ (Lars Behrenroth …

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[ Written by: | 22 Sep 2008 | 3 Comments | ]
Wooooah……Easy Tiger

A quick monday morning post from me to get the week underway.
Nothing like a little Dinky, the perfect way to start the day with some nice summery deep vibes (I’m enjoying this one a LOT more than her RA podcast).
Dinky Ibiza Voice Podcast: http://www.ibiza-voice.com/sessions/media/Dinky_Ibiza_Voice_Podcast.mp3
Then once I’ve eased myself into the day, I’ll likely be giving the DJ Bone LWE podcast another listen (very detroit – websta won’t like it).

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[ Written by: | 5 Sep 2008 | 6 Comments | ]
A’trackd

A night of music, art and performance. The evening kicks off with an art exhibition, featuring works by City, Mijic and Chadid. The lovely Judy Garment of the Hootchy Kootchy Girls Burlesque Troop will get the crowd warmed up with a bit of sizzle.
Then onto the DJs, including: Issac Oron, Lady K, Scott Lelo, Brooke Casey & Dave Davies
Friday, September 5, 2008 at 9:00pm
Location: 4:20
Street: 373 K’ Rd
City/Town: Auckland, New Zealand

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[ Written by: | 21 Aug 2008 | 2 Comments | ]
Let your mind be free……house your body

Two beautiful sets from Move D (aka David Moufang), both have been on extremely high rotation of late (hat tip to Joe and Will)
First one coming from Sunday Best NYC
Move D @ Sunday Best NYC 20/07/08
(WARNING: May induce mid-winter swimming in the mentally challenged)
Second one comes from Robert Johnson last year…..equally as good.
Move D @ Robert Johnson (22/12/07)

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[ Written by: | 27 Jul 2008 | 5 Comments | ]
Christian Gangster Rap and High Energy Deep House

Let me just start by saying, praise jebus for music. In the bleakness that has been the last few weeks down this end of the world, holding onto sanity has been difficult of late, so I’ve been thankful for a few things that have been warming my spirit.
I’m not using the term “music” loosely here, I’m talking about that stuff that can instantly change your mood, make you remember, put you in another place…..or simply “fix” you. Last week I saw “Respect Yourself – The Stax Records Story” at the …

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[ Written by: | 16 Jul 2008 | One Comment | ]
Freaken Lazers Man! Kerri Chandler playing with lazer controllers

This video clip of Kerri Chandler using a lazer controller while playing Bar A Thym has always been a favourite of mine – very minority report and probably one of those love it or hate it things. Either way, you have to admit its better than a cube that changes colour.
(The good bit starts 1.30 into the clip – after all the fluff).

Kerri explains it a little more in this interview

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[ Written by: | 14 Jul 2008 | One Comment | ]
Eating beats

Beat sequencing with skittles…….I Eat Beats.

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[ Written by: | 28 Jun 2008 | One Comment | ]
An ode to Detroit…..or not

Over the last few weeks, as happens following every DEMF, the inevitable arguments seemed to have flared up again about the roots of techno and the part Detroit plays in the overall scheme of electronic music. To summarize the argument, it basically holds that Detroit should be recognised as the home of techno and without Detroit, there wouldn’t be techno.
If you want to really get into it, there is an interesting 4 part writeup at mnmlssg, with 4 somewhat differing viewpoints on the subject. (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, …