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[ Written by: | 3 Feb 2017 | 2 Comments | ]

Benny did a mix last year and it was bangin!
so here is my entry

Tracklist

Steals – Bruce
Enki (hyenah’s African techno dub) – Miguel Puente
Many too many (Ben Klock remix) – Jason Fine
Take your body off (tessela remix) – Perc
XLB – Pearson Sound
drgn2 – Recondite
Tech tresor – Donato Dozzy
W.A.R. dub (Ben Klock Remix) -Trus’me
Stone flower – Adam Beyer
Jaz traveller – Marcel Fengler
Nicolette (Ken Ishii remix) – Octave One
Pocket piano – Kink
Ingrid is a hybrid (Otik remix) – Dusky

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[ Written by: | 17 Oct 2016 | 5 Comments | ]

Was listening to some old mixes today and the idea of some of the places that i enjoyed music the most over my life struck me.
They mostly aren’t the nightclubs and venues for me.
Sitting in Geezer Guy’s lounge being schooled on Dnb, dub and weird stuff. Such a great place to just soak it in listening to one of my fave djs with Stinky Jim and Mark Burgess chipping in. This is where i first heard Super Discount and Rhythm & Sound.
Friday Nights at Inmusic, with the ever changing cast …

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[ Written by: | 7 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]

When ya routine get interuptted things turn to custard… says I the routine guy. And mine has been somewhat beaten around the head of late due to a few busy (for me) workweeks involving weekends… and as I slowly descend into my NGO end of year period where boredom is my norm I intend to get back on top of my posting here and my collecting of pictures of floors, grass and cats.
So musically what have ya missed that I’ve been hammering – not much I fear… for new season …

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[ Written by: | 19 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

While I waited for bread to bake the other night I decided to kill time and watch a movie I’d had sitting waiting for such a time I had quiet… Now I’m a big fan of watching movies and will watch just about anything… my four fave movie categories are (in order of preference), Science Fiction, War, Zombie, Utter Shite. I spend hours hunting for movies of the first three categories that I’ve not watched… and am overwhelmed by movies from the fourth.
A few years back I was obsessed with Finnish …

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

With banners held high and anger set deep…
we await the conquest of our land like a bunch of frightened sheep.
With distractions at hand…
we focus on screens.
With hearts all aglow…
we pokey a-mon.
With rustic good cheer…
we’d really like a beer.
Bob’s poem for today
It’s Monday so cheer up we (wage) slave for four more this week
Featured image Phil’s birthday cake – the decadent swine!
 
Pibroch, Piobaireachd or Ceòl Mòr is an art music genre associated primarily with the Scottish Highlands that is characterised by extended compositions with a melodic theme and elaborate formal variations. Strictly meaning “piping” in Scottish Gaelic, piobaireachd has for …

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[ Written by: | 19 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]

I have lists… lots of lists… one of which is a list of songs I just want to hear – often songs I own on vinyl but the wax in question is in storage… so this itch forms that haunts me. Not constantly or any brain damaging kind of itch, just a seemingly random mental reminder that I really want to hear a song and this always sends me off on internet searches usually youtube based wanting to hear the song and put it to bed – if the songs …

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[ Written by: | 14 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]

Something a bit older, odder and bloody great this week, this has been on high rotate for over a week now, which means two plays a day at least…. me like!

[00] SPK – Metal Dance
 …

[12] Basic Channel – Basic Channel – Phylyps Trak II/II [Basic Channel – BC-09]

[17] Mary Velo – Detune
[21] Thomas P. Heckmann – Metric System (SP12) [AFU]

[25] Claro Intelecto – New Life [Modern Love – LOVE 061]

[29] Skirt – Collider (HG Remix)
[34] The Traveller – A100 [Ostgut Ton – O-TON 055]
[38] Johannes Volk – Trigger Impulse [Exploration …

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[ Written by: | 29 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]

It’s the first proper wet and dank day of winter… a day where taking the bus is both a chore and a pleasure, a chore cause you get wet walking to and fro… a joy cause the heatings on, the driver takes you where you want to go with no fuss or hassle and you can simply sit and reflect on life. in my case this means weeping uncontrollably as I stare at cat gifs on my phone, a tactic that always gets me a seat to myself – aisle sitters …

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[ Written by: | 27 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]

The humidity is periodically kicking in, and in between work, study and bleakness I’m managing to fit in some summer drinking. Obviously reggae is first choice forever for this kind of atmosphere but I’m also partial to some more horizontally inclined jazz and funk.
For your consideration here is Italian composer Piero Umiliani with his work on a (presumably shlocky) film called “Il Corpo”. Beautiful “warm” sounding stuff. Umiliani is most known for writing muppet show staple “Mah na mah na”, and if you like the sounds of “Il Corpo” it …

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[ Written by: | 8 Apr 2016 | 3 Comments | ]

I once went to a Japanese film festival hosted at Charlie Greys in Auckland to see the documentary this week’s song choice comes from. We’d attended a one day international at Eden Park during the day. Greatbatch took a awesome catch, Hadlee was incredible… and it featured a huge Island gent with pierced nipples seated by us on the terraces who took to yelling at the bowlers a lot, he silenced the stadium… it was also a time when Mexican waves and can barrages were the norm, thus we all got …