30 December 2008

pic: But Does It Float

Rune Lindbaek - Vangelis Sleeping (alt link)

The great Norwegian disco pioneer that is Rune Lindbaek has a new EP out, it really is an enchanting piece of vintage cosmic synthesis. Get Bonat Synthesiser here. Speaking of cosmic delight there is the latest offering in the RVNG series, Volume 7 comes from the legendary Greg Wilson, get the vinyl here.

Greg Wilson - Cosmic DJ Delight (alt link)

One time Oscar nominated Italian composer Riz Ortolani next and the gem of a track Il Corpo Di Linda, whirls, whistles and oscillating synths abound, so good.

Riz Ortolani - Il Corpo Di Linda (alt link)

And to round off this exceptionally strong post and what's been a great 2008 in general is an absolute stormer from Latvian disco ensemble Downtown Party Network with a track off their debut EP on Eskimo. Then there is what could well be Dissident's release of the year (which says something in itself) it comes from Glaswegian disco thumpers Den Haan, incredibly addictive. Get the vinyl here.

Downtown Party Network - Into Your Face (alt link)

Den Haan - Night Shift (alt link)

Until next year, yeah.

28 December 2008

pic: Pekka Finland

Cars and music, I love them both but there's only one of them that ever lets me down, cars - can't live with them, can't live without them. The supercharger belt on my Mini has gone and snapped causing some serious damage, most upsetting, but I suppose it'll teach me not to rev the nuts off it all the time :(

Ever reliable though, here's some quality music in the shape of some alienesque sounds courtesy of Luke Vibert's Kerrier Disct alias, an absolute stunner from Stimming and a glorious lo-fi electro pop nugget from Ghostape.

Kerrier District- Disco Nasty (alt link)

Stimming - Una Pena (alt link)

Ghostape - Many Stars (alt link)

Mix time. This is something I put together the other day, an hour and ten minutes of lush techno through bonafide classics and experimental wizardry. The Patrice Baumel remix of Marc Romboy is really something else.

Mix Download

DOP - Blanche Neige
Audion - Fred's Bells (Onur Ozer Remix)
Marc Romboy - Sonora (Patrice Baumel Remix)
Phil Kieran - Pinhole Of Light
Ryan Davis - Clouds Passing By (Moonbeam Remix)
Extrawelt - Im Garten Von Eben (Max Cooper Tensor Mix)
Matzak - African Roots (Rodriguez Jr Remix)
Robert Babicz - Basic (Sonic Me On Acid Remix)
Stimming - Una Pena
Sascha Funke - Mango Cookie (DJ Koze's Pink Moon Remix)
Hobo - Occam's Phaser
Lo-Fi-FNK - Change Channel (Danton Eeprom Remix)
Arcadion - Arc
James Holden - Idiot
Ricardo Tobar - Voy A Buscar

1hr 10min


22 December 2008

pic: Miniature Mouse

Secondo - Burns Me Up (alt link)

Secondo - Kuwait (alt link)

A Matter Of Scale by Secondo passed me by until recently. Secondo’s love of disco and minimal European electronic music produces a unique funky-electronic cut up style that shows his close links with the micro-house sound of Germany’s Kompakt label as much as that of the New York disco labels of the late 70s and early 80s. Secondo’s music features thousands of micro-samples, the music successfully reflects his aim of reconstructing these minute sonic fragments into new compositions that somehow maintain the atmosphere of the originals as well as creating new worlds.

Pleinsoleil - Let's Sway (alt link)

Superb track from Parisian duo Pleinsoleil taken from the Parau Api split with Lopazz.

And to finish, a top remix from DJ Koze that features on the My Favorite Things compilation. And a new Efdemin track which is understated brilliance, absolutely love it.

Lawrence - Rabbit Tube (DJ Koze Remix) (alt link)

Efdemin - America (alt link)

17 December 2008

pid: Space Collective

Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Tim Story - House Of Glances (alt link)

Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Tim Story - Serpentining (alt link)

At 73 years of age Hans-Joachim Roedelius can certainly be counted as a living legend when it comes to ambient and experimental compositions. His work with Tim Story early on this year on the album Inlandish is a real gem. Member of Cluster and Harmonia, Roedelius here shows his flair is still there when it comes to producing something timeless while Story really brings it all out with his sumptuous electronica overtones that took months of tweaking to perfection. Really quite stunning. Available here.

Holger Hiller - Das Feuer (Pilooski Edit) (alt link)

Pilooski's latest edits on D-I-R-T-Y come in the shape of '80s experimentalist Holger Hiller and a take on Elvis' track Crawfish. Ltd edition vinyl now sold out.

Lori & The Chameleons - Touch (alt link)

Massive thanks to Beat Electric for this track, just can't get enough of it. 1979 electro-pop produced by the KLF's Bill Drummond.

14 December 2008

Influential early '80s italo-disco from the International Music System. These two tracks are taken from their 1984 release. With 2 LP's and a handful of 12s released in 2 years the I.M.S. sounds are still incredibly fresh and sought after. You can grab a re-release from Flexx.

I.M.S. - Dancing Therapy (alt link)

I.M.S. - 405 North (alt link)

Step forward in time 15 years. This is pure disco carnage from Odessa. Taken from the superb Polar Intrusion 12". Written and mastered by Alden Tyrell. Nice.

Odessa - Sketch (alt link)

Cro-Magnon are a Japanese trio making some lovely, laid back, funk infused electronica. I like it a lot.

Cro-Magnon - Beyond The Summer (alt link)

Cro-Magnon - Eclipse (alt link)

12 December 2008

pic: Leslie David

Lexy - Trachtenvogel (alt link)

Lexy is Berlin techno producer Alexander Gerlach. Get Down With The Trachtenvogel is his latest release, and along with the murderous Trachtenvogel there's a remix by Metope and a tech-house treat in the track Get Down. Really good stuff.

Mugwump - Ignored Folklore (alt link)

Kompakt goes disco. Mugwump turn out some heavily disco influenced deep techno on the Meditation EP. I'd like to think it works throughout, but i'm really only feeling the high energy of Ignored Folklore so far.

Perc - Work Harder (alt link)

An assuredly dark and heavy track that you've come to expect from Perc. Throbbing bass and a host of weird noises all there set to send you off the edge.

Expect a leaning towards the more easy-listening/ambient side of electronic music in the coming days. And maybe a list of some kind if I can get my brain in gear, i've been really out of sorts lately. ta ra.

10 December 2008

pic: Raphael Garnier

Lexx - Eebay City (alt link)

Lexx - Axis Shift (alt link)

Lexx Myspace

Bruce Lenkei - Moonlight Zombie Dance (Michoacan Remix)
(alt link)

Michoacan Myspace

Lama - Love Is On The Rocks (Monday Club Mix) (alt link)

Serge Santiago Mypsace

Alexis Le Tan - La Toubana (alt link)

In Flagranti - It's All Rubbish (alt link)

In Flagranti Myspace

Released on:
Les Edits Du Golem
Permanent Vacation
Bear Funk

8 December 2008

pic: Antoine + Manuel

Tommy Walker 3 - José (alt link)

Taken from the superb Wings Of Destiny released on Cyber Dance this is Tommy Walker 3, Mancunian electro-pop wizard. Also on the 12" is a killer by Spruxxx, and tracks from Casionova and Muravchix of Heartbreak.

Colombia #1 - Colombia #1 (alt link)

This needs to be played everywhere, thumping, viciously austere beats that'll take your breath away. Taken from Veros Artis Volume 2, yet another fine quality compilation.

Avus - Approach With A Smile (alt link)

Approach With A Smile was released back in the summer, some top production from Avus. Well worth checking out his Furry Hat 12" too, great stuff.

4 December 2008

December Mix

Denzel & Huhn - Karlsruhe
Appleblim & Peverelist - Over Here (Beat Pharmacy Remix)
Detalles - Move On
Maus & Stolle - Adore (Meat & Reboot Remix)
Chaim - No Getaway
Lexy - Trachtenvogel
Robert Babicz - White Series
Florian Meindl - Vena
Marc Houle - Investments
Tiga - Mind Dimension 2
Popof - Elektric Circus
Patrice Baumel - Cavern
Cosmo Vitelli - I Like To Move It (Tekel Remix)
Avus - Approach With A Smile
Petter - Robotfood (Clara Moto Remix)
Etienne Jaumet - Repeat Again After Me (Ame Remix)
Ochre - Lifewish

57 minutes




Julian Jeweil - Air Conditionne (Sebastien Leger Short Mix) (alt link)

Oliver Huntemann & Stephan Bodzin - Cheap Tricks (alt link)

But if it's quality indie mixtapes that you are craving then head over to the wonderful Yewknee where you'll find a section dedicated to the finest mixtapes around, all available for free download. Variety is certainly the spice of life. Have a nice weekend.

30 November 2008

Loud E - Robolove (alt link)

Bogdan Irkuk a.k.a. Bulgari - Jewel Of The Black Sea (Ultracity Remix) (alt link)

Some superb work from Loud E on the track Robolove which is an edit of Love Robot's 1978 track Slaves Of Pleasure. Released on the super ace Ambassador's Reception label. Then roll with Ultracity who did this top remix for Bogdan Irkuk's Coastal EP.

Dutch electronic legend I-f did this mix back in 2001, and the tracks on it have to go down as a big influence on the resurgent italo-disco scene. Brilliant mixing and a solid gold track listing. Essential listening.

I-f - Mixed Up In The Hague

Material - Don't Lose Control
Junior Byron - Dance To The Music
Strafe - Set It Off
Night Moves - Trance Dance
Mirage - Woman
BWH - Stop
Kid Frost - Terminator
Project Future - Ray-Gun-Omics
Steel Mind - Bad Passion
Pete Shelley - I Don't Know What It Is
IMS - Nonline
Gino Soccio - Dancer
Electric Funk - On A Journey
Cellophane - Gimme Love
'lectric Funk - Robot Is Systematic
Sparks - Beat The Clock
Heather Parisi - Disco Bambina
The Parallax Corporation - Anti Social Tendencies
Models - Jr Robot
Scotch - Penguin Invasion
Brand Image - Are You Loving?
Thanya - Freedom
Goblin - Tenebrae

1hr 14mins



I-f is doing 2 of the tastier holiday camp festivals early on next year, BLOC weekend at Butlin's Minehead and Bangface at Camber Sands (yay). Both have really good line-ups. Zomby is also playing the Bangface weekender, and his heavily rave influenced dubstep has been doing all sorts to me of late. Get the Where Were U In '92? LP here.

Zomby - Mu5H (alt link)

Zomby - Where Were U In '92? (alt link)

29 November 2008

pic: Paper Moo

Ryan Davis. Brilliant. Like all your favourite Border Community artists combined into one. You can get Wide Open Spaces here and the Clouds Passing By Remix pack here.

Ryan Davis - Clouds Passing By (alt link)

Ryan Davis - Clouds Passing By (AltFenster Remix) (alt link)

Ryan Davis - Wide Open Spaces (alt link)

Unrelenting stuff from Control Voltage. Another fine Dissident release.

Control Voltage - The Bounce (alt link)

Polish Film Posters are amazing. Who'd think you could make Crocodile Dundee 2 look like some high brow art house flick? Browse the collection here.

26 November 2008

pic: Andy Gilmore

Juan Trip' and his latest album Fireplace has wowed me into a state of contentment, feeling the cold? Get this on. 23 tracks of exquisite psychedelic content. It's a testament to Citizen Records too, proving they are about much more than full on electronic music. A great release. For fans of obscure '60s and '70s psych and in the realms of modern 'cool', Beyond The Wizards Sleeve and maybe even Battles in the odd instance.

Juan Trip' - She's On A Trip' (alt link)

Juan Trip' - Critical Mass Explode (Kissing The Floor) (alt link)

You know i've said how this year has been good for compilations. Add another one to the list. Versatile Records 2008 Compilation. A sublime blend of italo disco, acid-house and kraut rock. Featuring tracks from Joakim and Fabrice Lig and remixes from Danton Eeprom and Ame. Really good stuff from Versatile as usual. Get it here.

Chateau Flight - La Roquette (alt link)

The Cave Bear Cult - Keep On Keepin' On (alt link)

24 November 2008

Popnoname - Touch (The Field Remix) (alt link)

Typically outstanding work from The Field on this remix of Popnoname's new track Touch, that's taken from his latest LP Surrounded By Weather. A great follow up to last years White Album.

Popnoname - Mother Earth (alt link)

Ost & Kjex seem fuelled by cheese. They put some Scissor Sisters-esque vocals to the Solomun track Federgewicht and the result is actually quite satisfying given how cheesy it is. Then they turn their hand to some killer techno on Foodchild, a track which has been embedding itself in my head at various times over the last few months.

Solomun Vs. Ost & Kjex - Federgewicht (Oslo Version) (alt link)

Ost & Kjex - Foodchild (alt link)

To stray off electronic music for a moment. Proof that seeing a band live can change your opinion of them was had when I saw White Denim on Saturday, having not reckoned that much to them on record I bore witness to a great show. Their drummer is seriously good. Further pleasant surprises were had when it turned out there was a Justice, Busy P etc after party also at Korova too which was pretty wicked in spite of stolen drinks, lack of money, and friends not lasting the distance :( amazing scenes nonetheless. Sad fact: If you think you've got enough money to last the evening, you are wrong.

FortDax - Oxenfolly (alt link)

19 November 2008

pic: Holster

A few top tech tips.

Matthew Styles - We Said Nothing (alt link)

Martin Eyerer & Oliver Klein - Koernerfresser (alt link)

System 7 - Space Bird (Dubfire Deep Space Remix) (alt link)

Radio Slave - Bell Clap Dance (Simon Baker Remix)

Robert Babicz - White Series (alt link)

Lee Jones - MDMazing

All available on vinyl at Juno or Phonica.

Also, if you are in the UK, check out the new series of Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe on BBC iPlayer. Amazing scenes.

18 November 2008

pic: Toby Triumph

Apologies for the lack of update in the last week. I was down in London in part, and mega short on time. Well done to Proxy for totally killing it on Saturday, an amazing night with the exception of the worst smell in history lurking in the toilets all night :(

Here's some tunes. I've been loving the Skatebard album Cosmos, really good vibes and genuine quality throughout. Get it here.

Skatebard - Gamble Furutrær (alt link)

Skatebard - React 2 Rhythm (alt link)

And an assortment of good tunes.

Golden Bug - Disco Sensation (Bonus Beats) (alt link)

Icasol - Ongou (alt link)

Luke Solomon - The Difference Engine (alt link)

Mit - Rauch (Luke Abbott Remix) (alt link)

Lurifax - Need Someone (alt link)

11 November 2008

Warp records rarely go wrong, and they certainly haven't in the acquisition of Glaswegian dubstep and grime titan Rustie who has produced some sterling remixes of Warp acts Jamie Lidell and Pivot in recent months. Looking forward to seeing him on Saturday in support of Proxy. Rustie destroys what was my favourite dance track of 2007 on the latest Bpitch Control release, Modeselektor Remixed. With the other track here take from his killer debut EP Jagz The Smack. Heavy stuff.

Modeselektor - Black Block (Rustie Remix) (alt link)

Rustie - Jagz The Smack (alt link)

Morgan Geist remixed by Carl Craig. Two legendary names. Taken from the 12" Detroit EP released on Environ back in September.

Morgan Geist - Detroit (c2RMX1) (alt link)

Might I also point you to the incredible piece by Carl Craig & Moritz Von Oswald where they take on the classical works of Maurice Ravel and Modest Mussorgsky. It comes in 6 movements with interlude and to be fully appreciated probably should be listened to in full, not just a snippet, it's mesmerising as each movement builds on the last. That and Optimo's Sleepwalk compilation have served me well in the recent late nights.

Tuxedomoon - In A Manner Of Speaking

9 November 2008

pic: Jack Crossing

Massive post ahoy.

It's been a while since I posted some good lo-fi tuness. Nite Jewel are creating a stir in all the right places. The LA act deliver up some gorgeous lo-fi pop tunes with noticeable influence from cohorts Ariel Pink and Glass Candy.

Nite Jewel - What Did He Say (alt link)

Nite Jewel - Artificial Intelligence (alt link)

I posted some Blank Dogs a few yonks back, they've got plenty of new tracks about and are sounding better and better all the time. <3

Blank Dogs - Army Crash (alt link)

Now if you're on a voyage of musical discovery and wish to lose yourself for a few hours or more, look no further than DonnaSlut. There you will find a collection of the obscurest jams of now and then, ripped from vinyl into mp3 and presented in a refreshingly simple way. Brilliant.

Port Of Notes - Walk Through Happiness (Lindstrom Remix Radio Edit) (alt link)

Aardvarck - Cult Copy (Mix 1) (alt link)

Vastkustska Ryggdunkarsallskapet - Mozzarella Morning (alt link)

And while on the music site tips. Gabba is another great community for the often overlooked brilliance.

Yves Simon - Au Pays Des Merveilles De Juliet (Sweetlight Unreleased Edit) (alt link)

Le Dust Sucker - It All Comes Down (alt link)

Well, that was possibly the highest quality post for some time. Next week, look out for a spot of heavy bass and electro distortion as I ready myself for an encounter with Rustie and Proxy next Saturday.

7 November 2008

It's always a risky thing doing a cover of an artist or song that is highly regarded. But if it comes off well, then it was totally worth it. It's a couple years old now, but Plantains take on the all-time classic I Feel Love by Moroder and Donna Summer works just beautifully.

Plantains - I Feel Love (alt link)

Belgium is a hub of goodness when it comes to the cosmic/disco thing. Rubber Room are sounding very promising, their track Cockroach is featured on the new Eskimo Compilation and will surely appeal to fans of Lindstrom et al.

Rubber Room - Cockroach (alt link)

A Mountain Of One have this way of putting me at ease when I listen to their tracks. This remix of a Takahashi Kuniyuki song is no exception, there's always an air of nonchalance about their productions, effortlessly cool or something. A collection of Kuniyuki remixes are available here.

Kuniyuki - Touch (A Mountain Of One Peyote Remix) (alt link)

Check out Booooooom! for some nice things to look at.

5 November 2008

pic: Elisabeth Moch

Spectral Sound, the slick subsidiary label of Ghostly International have just released a few superb remixes on a 12". Remixes by Onur Ozer, Barem and Lucio Aquilina. Get it here.

Daso - Meine (Lucio Aquilina Remix) (alt link)

Matzak impresses on the Blackout EP, delivering some glorious tech-house and a gem of a title track.

Matzak - Blackout (alt link)

Wareika follow up the brilliant 'Impulse' with a new one called 'Belonging' this time released on Eskimo. They've had previous dealings with Eskimo when they released Riders On The Storm, an 11-minute take on The Doors' legendary track.

Wareika - Riders On The Storm (alt link)

Underwater is the new one from Mock & Toof out on DFA. The demo version is just sublime.

Mock & Toof - Underwater (Demo Version)

3 November 2008

pic: Hannah Stouffer

Droid is the new 12" release by The Idjut Boys. Two unnamed tracks. Simple, dark, percussion filled disco killers. Grab the vinyl from here.

Idjut Boys - 1 a (alt link)

Check out Civil Music. They've recently released what could possibly be the best track you will hear for some time, i've been playing it pretty much all weekend when i've had chance and can see it setting dancefloors alight. Track in question? Drums Of Death and his mindblowing re-work of Escort's track Starlight. The Drums Of Death vinyl is limited to 500 copies and you can grab your copy or lossless download HERE. Civil Music also has a lot more coming up too. I'm particularly looking forward to an EP release from experimental pop wizards, Javelin.

Drums Of Death - Dodf**ksupanescorttune [removed on request]

Javelin - Flute Juice (alt link)

More Civil Free Downloads

Javelin Videos

29 October 2008

The story behind Marc Houle's Sixty-Four is pretty interesting. The project represents an exciting phase in Marc Houles production cycle with most of the year having been spent testing ideas for his album. As a result, the twelve tracks were only ever meant to represent work in progress, functioning primarily as DJ tools for Magda, Troy Pierce and Richie Hawtin over the summer with Marc also performing them live on the road. However, because of their ‘in-between’ nature, their inherent quirkiness and route one approach the crowds have really taken to them and other DJs have been desperate to get their hands on them. Throughout August he released 3 of these tracks each week, and now they are all available together in a double CD released by M_nus. The result is a collection of 12 unique sounding tracks all with the same basic idea, to work a crowd. Order the double CD HERE.

Marc Houle - Ketchup And Beans (alt link)

Marc Houle - Jouster (alt link)

Tim Paris conjures up a 10 minute sonic headtrip with this track released on Tiefschwarz's Souvenir label. It starts simply with a bass guitar and gradually expands and expands into a cacophony of bleeps and whirrs, an understated dance piece. Taken from the Likely EP.

Tim Paris - Alike (alt link)

Also a note to check out Versatile Records blog, there's some really ace mixes on there and some obscure old gemp3's. Plus they have plenty of good stuff due to be released sooon. Great label.

Supersempfft - Out Of Time (alt link)

27 October 2008

pic: Complexification

Osborne - Airpistol (alt link)

Multifaceted electronic producer Todd Osborn has come up with one of the catchiest tracks i've heard in a bit under his Osborne alias. Airpistol is available on 12" vinyl with self remixes that add a warped disco funk twist to the original.

Runaway - Brooklyn Club Jam (L.S.B. Remix) (alt link)

The original by Runaway is a brilliant track, L.S.B. subtly add to the echoey piano synths and replace that big heavy drum beat with some sharper synth sections. Good work all around. The vinyl is available on Rekids from here.

Prime Suspect - We Don't (alt link)

This is just a really great track from German duo Prime Suspect. Point of reference, I suppose Fairmont. Taken off the We Don't EP

24 October 2008

The death of a jazz funk great. Marc Moulin passed away a few weeks ago aged 66. In the early 1970s he formed the avant-jazz collective known as Placebo, taking influence from the genres of jazz, funk and rock and artists such as Jimi Hendrix and James Brown. Placebo featured all the Belgian ‘hipsters’ of those days. They experimented with the Moog and the first synthesizers. Between 1971 and 1975, they released three albums that have become legendary. The 'Placebo years 1971-1974' has been reissued in 2006 and is available here (got mine on order). In the late '70s Moulin formed the disco pop act Telex who went on to achieve more noticeable success, managing a EurLOLvision Song Contest appearance in 1980 and subsequent chart success. The Belgian answer to Kraftwerk, Telex still have a cult following today with names in the Detroit electronic scene citing their music as a big influence. Here are a few tracks including a tribute cover of the Placebo collective by talented French producer Mondkopf.

Telex - Moskow Diskow (alt link)

Telex - The Voice (alt link)

Mondkopf - Aria (alt link)

Arnaud Rebotini of Black Strobe has gone solo and come up with some outstanding material. Taken from the latest Trax mag with more to be heard on his Myspace.

Arnaud Rebotini - The Spirit Of Boogie (alt link)

Rediscovered the Katajanukke EP by Jori Hulkkonen this week. The guy is such a brilliant producer.

Jori Hulkkonen - To The Cabin; Sauna And Drinks (alt link)

Jori Hulkkonen - Enter The Fear: Who Will Be Slaughtered Next (alt link)

22 October 2008

pic Today And Tomorrow

Some easy midweek listening. No techno, electro or disco in sight.

Wermland is the new release from Gothenburg's Detektivbyran. I can't believe it's been 2 years since their debut EP Hemvagen, a release which sent me into raptures with its Yann Tiersen-esque melodies. Lovely stuff.

Detektivbyran - Life/Universe (alt link)

Question Mark were around in the mid '70s, hailing from Kenya, they released 'Be Nice To The People' in 1974. It was a very western influenced psychadelic record. Shadoks have subsequently re-released it.

Question Mark - Oh My Girl (alt link)

He's possibly best known for creating the Miami Vice theme tune, but 10 years prior to that Jan Hammer produced a concept album entitled The First Seven Days. It's got some lovely moments.

Jan Hammer - Oceans And Continents (alt link)

Experimental folk man David Thomas Broughton teams up with Chris Casati for this dreamy electronic gem that is available as an EP on Plug Research.

Broughton & Casati - The Rage (alt link)

Fordlandia is the follow up to the superb IBM 1401 A User's Manual by Jóhann Jóhannsson. It is contemporary classical at its very finest.

Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fordlandia

Then there is Treny by Jacaszek. It sounds pretty close to what you would hear on one of Kompakt's annual Pop Ambient compilations, or perhaps more specifically, Klimek. A great album.

Jacaszek - Powoli (alt link)

20 October 2008

pic Axel Peemoeller

Two Over The Eight by Skoozbot saw a digital release at the back end of last year, now it's had a vinyl re-release. Remixes come from Paco Osuna and JPLS, with the latter bringing maximum effect out of utter simplicity. You can get the vinyl here.

Skoozbot - Forkerror (JPLS Remix) (alt link)

I took a look at Stephan Hinz's latest release 'Bacala' because I saw it had a remix by New York's Adultnapper. The title track release a superb piece of minimal techno. Get the vinyl here.

Stephan Hinz - Bacala (alt link)

Photonz are totally great, and they're in and around London this weekend. I'd go see them but i'm a northern monkey who works weekends (for 2 more weeks anyway). Catch them if you can, otherwise make do with these below and maybe buy these.

Photonz - Night At The Police (alt link)

Photonz - Languid (alt link)

pic: Andreas Banderas

Disco? Mix

Freddy The Flying Dutchman & The Sistina Band - Wojtyla Disco Dance
Yan Tregger - Girls Will Be Girls

Torch Song - Prepare To Energize

Bronx Irish Catholics - Ulster Defence

In Flagranti - Mothers Love

Amplified Orchestra - Kebec 1

A Number Of Names - Sharevari
Unknowmix - The Siren

Putsch '79 - Gibson (Dub Mix)
40 Thieves - Shake & Bounce
Lexx - Disco L

Allez Allez - She's Stirring Up (Optimo Drum Attack Mix)

Kalle, Magnus & Daniel - Kryss Mitt Hjerte
Nitedog - Mars (Nitedog's Lunar Launch)
Discotheque "A" - Be Beyond A Fuss Of Life
Claude Perraudin - Energy
Only Fools And Horses - Spectacle Wins (Holy Ghost! Remix)
LSB - Loco Motion
Jacques Renault - Bad Skinned
Linda G. Thompson - Midnight Rendezvous

Earth, Wind And Fire - Kalimba Tree

Coyote - Blue Skies (Phoreski's Russian Revolution Remix)
Lovelock - Don't Turn Away (From My Love)

John Forde - Atlantis
Lynsey De Paul - Sugar Me

1h 16m

(alt link)

A collection of some classics. Some disco, new wave, cosmic, funk. Hope you enjoy. I've stuck an alternative Rapidshare download link because zShare appears to be acting up, still.

A slow burning remix from Italian dicoers Phreek Plus One as they re-work In My Mind by Jammic And Flip.

Jammic And Flip - In My Mind (Phreek Plus One Remix) (alt link)

Tensnake is never far away from my sound system. Keep Believin' is a simple yet gratifying number that'll have you yearning for the warm weather to return.

Tensnake - Keep Believin' (alt link)

Out on Mindless Boogie next month will be an excellent selection of edits from the Social Disco Club of Portugal, you can listen on their MySpace, it sounds great (especially Clap Pat Clap Slap ). Social Disco Club also have a pretty ace mp3 blog that offers a detailed insight into some of the lesser known names of times gone by.

Disconnection - Cash Money (alt link)

13 October 2008

pic: Sozyone

The standard of compilations this year has been incredibly high, i've lost count of the ones i've thoroughly enjoyed. And now I can add another one to that list. Mmm, Betty! is a compilation by Betty Botox (aka JD Twitch of Optimo), it is a compilation of super rare and long forgotten grooves. I cannot stress how good this is. You can get the vinyl from HERE.

Love Life Of An Orchestra - Beginning Of The Heartbreak (alt link)

The Jellies - Jive Baby On A Saturday Night (alt link)

Munk's Galactic Dancing is another compilation i've really been enjoying. This track by Ben Mono and Georg Bär is a joy to the ears, reminiscent of contemporary sounds from the likes of Holy Ghost and Aeroplane. Nice

Mono & Bär - Go Bang! (alt link)

I'm a big fan of piano music, Maxence Cyrin is a pianist of the highest quality....but what makes him better is the material he plays. Aphex Twin, LFO, Carl Craig, Depeche Mode, Justice and others. Just wonderful. I want to have a dinner party just to play his music in the background. You can get his Modern Rhapsodies HERE.

Maxence Cyrin - D.A.N.C.E. (alt link)