Home » Archive

Articles in the Coolness Category

bobs song of the week, Coolness, my classics »

[ Written by: | 26 Sep 2016 | 2 Comments | ]

This is an absolute corker of a track, up loud and when it kicks it, boom!
If you came here for the happy Monday’s and are now a better person – you’re welcome!
 

Coolness, Our Hot Picks »

[ Written by: | 23 Sep 2016 | One Comment | ]

Following on from Bob’s post about the Margins label release a few months back, it really is amazing seeing how enthusiastic under 25’s from all over the country are about House and Techno. It’s so refreshing seeing life being injected into the New Zealand scene.
Really stoked for all these Kiwi Producers releasing on international labels and getting pressed to vinyl just proves their achievements in a pretty short space of time. Looking forward to watching them all get even better over the next few years.
Sweet little feature on those pushing …

Coolness »

[ Written by: | 29 Aug 2016 | One Comment | ]

This old banger crossed my path today… an old new beat “classic”.
Baby Wants to Ride by B-Art is a cover of Jamie Principle’s Baby Wants to Ride… it was in turn sampled on Push to Enter by Jerome Sydenham… does this close some circle of sampledom? Or is there somewhere out there another producer about to sample Jerome Sydenham’s version and so on until the end of time?
THE END OF TIME!

 

 

bobs song of the week, Coolness »

[ Written by: | 18 Aug 2016 | One Comment | ]

The new thing in the home recording studio of Travis is bad remixes… something he amuses himself and his friends with. I’m not sure of the context of the original – probably game related as that is his obsession… and definitely silly… but I do like his progression with drum programming – he really has a knack and ear for it, me jealous… yep!
This makes for a pallet cleansing change from the local singles I waded through earlier in the week as I picked my choices for the music awards later …

Coolness, mix of the week, Music, my classics »

[ Written by: | 20 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]

As a young man I spent a year or two living in a flat at 668 Grey Street in the torn, we called the place naturally the neighbour of the beast and got up to all kinds of beastly things-  not as a consequence of our locale but because we were a house of young men who liked to drink, party and generally do things.
One of the residents at the time recently posted a link to some old live recordings of bands our friends were in at the time and as …

Coolness, Headline, Music, Our Hot Picks »

[ Written by: | 18 Jul 2016 | One Comment | ]

Regular reader of my blatherings might have seen me mention International Feel before, which has quietly developed into one of my favourite labels. Starting last year they’ve released a run of albums on single vinyl, and so far all have been great, beginning with Australia’s (?) Len Leise, continuing with CFCF’s “on holiday” which I recommended to ninja for his holiday, and now this record from Wolf Muller and Cass, which is a slow moving ambient balm to the various vexations of the modern world, good for summer afternoons, late …

Coolness »

[ Written by: | 15 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]

I’ve never had much time for Electric Wire Hustle… to out it mildly, always thought them to be one of those bands that defy the glowing reviews they’ve often garnered by actually being bloody boring and without much merit song wise, really talented musicians but thats not enough now is it… and then they drop this little number which I’m happily listening to while eating my proverbial hat.
Really want the Beedle mixes… while knowing I also don’t – collector gene versus the yeah nah one.
Also while I can’t get my pretty …

Coolness, mix of the week »

[ Written by: | 28 Jun 2016 | One Comment | ]

It’s now 20 years since Beck released ‘Odelay’.
Then known for his anti folk work, the songwriter charged head-long in a fresh direction – with more than a little help from the Dust Brothers.
The hip-hop production team re-configured Beck’s work, with their labyrinthine array of samples resulting in one of the decade’s most striking albums.
DJs Moneyshot and Cheeba have joined forces to steer a new mix, exploring the influences, samples, edits, and remixes that would craft the ‘Odelay’ universe.
It makes for fascinating listen. Part of the always-reliable Solid Steel mix series, …

Coolness »

[ Written by: | 23 Jun 2016 | 3 Comments | ]

For the past couple of days I’ve been racking my brain on how I could blog about Max Keys new single cause you know its fucking dope…. or lit if you’re of a certain age. But bugger me if I could think of one witty or sensible path I could take to introduce the Finger audience to his aural masterpiece, so I guess I’ll just have to go mmm mmm
I am so enjoying the Floorpan album – in ya face Max!

 

etc.
Find this album play it, listen to it and hear …

bobs song of the week, Coolness »

[ Written by: | 21 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]

Only people from and above the age of 40 may be able to understand the beauty of this record and for some with Dissociation & Polder blindness / Polderblindheid** – spread love – love is sharing.
 is the solo project of musician, producer and vocalist Alberto Garbelli from Milan, Italy. At the age of 23 he opened up a comic book and saw the word ‘Ghibli’ which is the name of the North African desert wind and also— a Maserati car model. Inspired by Klaus Nomi and Nina Hagen, he began …