Monday, October 24, 2005

Totally Random Man

For the life of me I can't decide whether Madonna's new single is genuis or garbage - I just feel that both she and producer Stuart Price (aka Les Rhythmes Digitales) can and have done better in the past. I do look forward to listening to the new album however.

Over on Pop Justice however there's a really funny critique on it meantime. Me - I just stick someone else's vocal on top. Thankyou for the music Ms Stefani...

And a little reminder for you ... book your hotels now for a late night session at West Of Bastard on Friday 4th November in Bristol. Looks like it's going to be a good one fo' shoal.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Watchin' Roaches, Climb The Walls

There's a cheeky booty breaks track called Spin Spin Sacharine kicking around just now. It leans pretty heavily upon the Armand Van Helden rub of the Sneaker Pimps' Spin Spin Sugar but toughens it up without tarnishing what is regarded (at least in my house) as a classic.

What's more encouraging though is this track and the Sneaky Pimps other bootleg (Gonna Be Big - same idea, different Van Helden remix as a source) are maybe nudging breaks to lean more towards the big speed garage basslines of many moons ago. It's perhaps a step backwards, but in this case it's no bad thing cos it's putting the fun back into what was becoming quite a predictable genre.

So, inspired by said record, another boot appears. Using the Armand Van Helden remix of Spin Spin Sugar, adding a generous portion of Sean Paul and then re-editing the whole thing with the help of a res filter and some virtual sellotape we have a radio-friendly-unit shifter. Possibly. It's all in the bass.

One other thing - track down the Sneaker Pimp's version of The Prodigy's Firestarter. It's glorious.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Snot Bad.

Get Busy was a bit of a revelatory experience - I had forgotton how much I really enjoyed the dirrrrty beats of a good tec-house or breaks track so although I had been hesitant to finish this track off, I suppose there was really no better excuse.

London did however kill my immune system. Really suffering, so just hope I'm feeling OK for tomorrow's Club GYBO. Meantime, to try and clear my head, I thought I'd put down a very quick set of the kinda stuff I played at Get Busy.

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Spirit of '88

So Bastard 88 came and went. As did Get Busy. Can honestly say haven't had as much fun in ages. Hoping I get the chance to play both of them again soon. If any of you Londoners miss either in the future, you're fools I tells ya, fools. Next stop ..... Club GYBO

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Back Once Again!

And another new website arrives. Had some major difficulties over the last week or so which are gradually getting ironed out.

Meantime, Aggro1 and I have both released versions of the same mash up (to be fair though, it was his idea, my version is just a different spin)

Go grab it over on the right!

A few dates for your diary then.

And one final note - don't forget you can contact contact me for dj dates / remixes and reposts at any time.