Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mad Decent!!!

Mad Decent this Thursday @ Richards!!! Gonna be killer - DO NOT MISS THIS!!!

Diplo's an absolute floor killer, loads of production & a million remix credits under his belt - he's done production for Santogold, & M.I.A., to name some of his bigger collabs. I mean, he's the guy that blew M.I.A. up in the States... Check the mix out below, electro, danchall, hip hop, bmore, you name it, he'll mash it up in there - don't miss it!!!

Mad Decent might just be the most important label you've heard of, this decade or next. Diplo started it in 2006 & if you wanna know what music's gonna look like after another decade or so of global mashups, this is where you need to be looking. Bonde do Role, DJ Blaqstarr, Boy 8-Bit, South Rakkas Crew (mad again!!!), Hollertronix, Crookers (do I need to go on???). If Ninja Tune was the last of the old British Guard on their way out the door, then Mad Decent's what it sounded like when the locals finally got their hands on the controls.

Check out the blog at maddecent.com or get the podcast for Mad Decent Worldwide Radio at iTunes or here. You can thank me later.


Download: DiploMix4u.mp3

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Halloween Warm-ups...

Wicked... wicked, wicked, wicked, week coming up, kids! bu-sy!!! Crystal Castles (can-con alert!) were supposed toset if off next Monday at the Commodore, but seems the shows been cancelled (booo...). S'ok tho, Soulwax are doing a live set on Wednesday at the Plaza as part of their "Part of the Weekend Never Dies" documentary tour. Check the teaser video, there's a couple of brilliant one-liners in there, you'll see what i mean...

what'd I say, yeah??? These guys tour all the time (just not up here) & their sets are supposed to be pro. They've got an album of remixes that came out a while ago that you should absolutely be listening to, right now. Seriously. Right now.

And then, and THEN... of course... the one we've all been waiting for... MAD DECENT!!! yeeeaaaahhhh!!! Oct30 at Richards it's Diplo, Boy 8-bit & more - gonna be killer, no lie. More posts on Diplo & the Mad Decent crew to come for sure, got a mix by Boy 8bit & a killer Diplo mix that I'll be posting in a bit so check back soon!!!

(looks like another expensive week coming up... )


Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Stereotype celebrates their 2nd anniversary this Friday at Celebrities! Berlin minimalist duo, M.A.N.D.Y., co-founders of Get Physical Records (alongside Booka Shade), headlines the party so we should see a pretty killer set of minimal techno & house. (& maybe a bit of Falco, too?.?.? what???) 

Dug up an old mix from 2005 when M.A.N.D.Y did a live set for BBC Radio1. Promises to be a sweaty night...

Download: TheEssentialMix-MANDY.mp3

(somehow, 2 hours of German techno seems like something I should recommend against tho, doesn't it???)



Zwicker aks Tweak - 'Night Time' (White)
White Light Circus - 'Marching Order' (DC Recordings)
Liquid Liquid - 'Scraper Out' (99 Recordings)
Todd Terje - 'Eurodance' (Full Pupp)
DJ T - 'A Guy Called Jack' (Joakim Remix) (Get Physical)
Dave DK - 'No Prob' (Mood Ltd)
Aswefall - 'Ride' (Der Schmeisser Remix) (Tigersushi)
Punk Anderson - 'Disco Dancer' (John Tejada Remix) (Gigolo)
Cassio Ware, Chip E & The Org - 'Freak Like This' (Kenny Dope Dub Mix) (Dope Wax)
Dave DK - 'Just Sucks' (Mood Ltd)
Tomas Barfod - 'Patricia' (Full Body Workout / Get Physical)
Einzelkind - 'Drop 74' (Full Body Workout / Get Physical)
Swet N Candy - 'Tacky Wake Up' (Raum...musik)
Alter Ego - 'Daktari' (Matt John Remix) (Klang)
Frankie - 'Tiny Room' (Frankie Rec)
Lindstrom - 'There Is A Drink In My Bedroom And I Need A Hot Lady' (Clone)
Tim Paris - 'Edges of Corrision' (Marketing)
Zentix - 'Anda Lucia' (Kickboxer)
Tékel - 'Commotion' (Marketing)
Plexo - Magma (Color)
Orb- '12' (White)
Ame - 'Rej' (Sonar Kollektiv)
Deeplay - 'Unknown' (White)
Basic Soul Unit - 'Ascend Into The Night' (White)
Shinedoe - 'Underspell' (Trapez)
DJ T - 'Noname So Far' (Get Physical)
M.A.N.D.Y. - 'Body Language' (Get Physical)
Röyksopp - '49%' (M.A.N.D.Y. Remix) (Wall of Sound)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Presets (& Cut Copy too...)

wow. been a while, yeah? too long, you say?! well we're back, just in time for one of the best shows this fall - if the price of tickets on Craigs List is any indication ($100 each, wtf?!?!)

Anyways, if you can't make the show tonight at the Commodore (cause it's been sold out for a while now), you should definitely consider dragging yourself out to Republic for the what-now-appears-to-be-obligatory afterparty DJ set.

And in the spirit of afterparty sets, & in recognition of the fact that it's been way too long since we've given out some musical goodness around here (for shame!!!) I tracked down this half-hour DJ set by the Presets, live on BBC 6 radio. Pretty nice little set, heavy on the 80's - check the tracklist, we got Crockett's Theme from Miami Vice in there!!! (ahhh, Crockett, where are you now???), some Vangelis, a little Hercules & Love Affair...

(Be warned - at the start of the recording there's 20 seconds of silence that I was too lazy to cut out. Dunno where it came from, cause it's not in the original, just the rip, but... meh. mr_)

The Presets, BBC 6 Mix:

Download: PresetsMix_BBC6.mp3

BBC 6 Music, Tracklist:

The Presets Showcase Mix

2. Vangelis - Love Theme (Bladerunner Soundtrack)
3. Time Bandits - Only Shooting Love
4. The Presets - Yippiyo-Ay
5. Roy Buchanan - A Fly By Night
6. Hanadensha - Acoustic Mothership
7. FPU - Crockett’s Theme
8. Hercules and Love Affair - You Belong
9. Mtume - Juicy Fruit
10. Siriusmo - Diskoding
11. Cornelius - Scum
12. Jim O-Rourke - Something Big