Sunday, December 30, 2007

Think!

Without Lyn Collins breakbeat (and drum and bass) would be a poorer place. I've become a little obssessed with 4 bars ...
Time to clear the drives for 2008 ... two last tracks then .... one from a tribute to Joe Strummer which you can find over at Mutant Pop, one from a project that didn't happen (I'll do another track if it does happen!)
Hope your 2007 was a good one. Here's to 2008 ...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Catchphrase

There's almost no pictures of the Velvettes on the interweb. Oddly enough, there's too many of Britney. Very strange really.

In other news ... one of the small projects I've been involved in recently was a bootleg tribute album to the Chemical Brothers which you can find over at the Block Rockin' Boots website ... the other three projects I've finished tracks for I can't tell you about yet, which is pretty frustrating. Anyway, Gutthell did a video for my contribution which I think is pretty ace as well as being an unexpected and pleasant surprise for me.

Anyway, if you liked the video, you can download the music also. I'm good to you like that.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

TFI (Black) Friday

It might be Sunday in 2009 at this rate. Another in the occassional series started in 2005 ... Download managers at the ready ....
01 3" Porn Stars - Rockit Fuel (DJ Sissorkick Remix) 02 The Ragga Twins - Everybody Hype 03 Voodoo Chilli - Look What You've Done To Me 04 VNDLSM - Velvet Justice (Breakz Mix) 05 Phil Kieran - Reject 06 Mad Tek - X 07 187 Lockdown - Gunman (Calvetron & Bailey Mix) 08 Detect - Danse Division (Yusek Remix)
Charles & Eddie - Would I Lie To You (Bassilleuro Remix) 09 Deekline & Red Polo - No Other Booty 10 Von Sudenfed - The Rhinohead (Pilooski Edit) 11 Deekline & Wizard - Ghetto Blast 12 Real 2 Real - I Like To Move It (Real 2 Real Dub) 13 Meat Katie & Dylan Rhymes - Wind It Back 14 Seal - Amazing (Thin White Duke Dub) 15 Cirez D - Tigerstyle 16 Chemical Brothers - Electronic Battle Weapon 9 (Segue Remix) 17 Armand Van Helden - NYC Beat (MSTRKRFT Remix) 18 Whitney Houston - I'm Every Woman (VNDLSM Remix)


Gary Rowe's Black Mix website is still active for Monday through to Thursday - I believe Friday will be up there soon also. Again, many thanks Gary.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Juicyfruit

Bloody murder to make this one - so many edits going on. A little Bassbin Twins magic over some Stefani ...
Can I just say also how much I'm lovin' that Counterstrike rerub of Size 9's "I'm Ready" since I'm here.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Something Old

Party like it's 2004 ! Some older tunes which I reckon still sound good today. And there's just not enough Jesus & Mary Chain in anyone's day really.
Remixes still going well ...

Friday, October 05, 2007

Over And Dun

Haven't done this kind of thing for a while, but trying to pimp myself around a little so have given the drop to some other web places rather than on here. Time to bring the first batch back though, so some former exclusives for you today: one from the Sin Fin compilation, one from the Faces In The Sand blog.
The remixes are going well - I'm not quite ready to let all those babies fly yet though. Keep your eyes peeled around the net though - some more exclusives kicking around shortly ...

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I want My MTV

Just a short post this time to say mega-thanks to Thriftshop XL who came up with these videos in between becoming a dad for the first time ...






Saturday, September 15, 2007

Smart Systems

Time was that I used to listen to very little except the work of Dougan & Cobain: under their Future Sound Of London guise, their track "Cascade" got a little lost at the time due to it being buried in a either a superb album or single that was comprised of an album length's of variations. It remains however to be quite simply stunning.
I've tried not to vary too far from the original: just toughened up the percussion and added some spot bass and effects. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, September 10, 2007

(Back) 2 (The) Future 4 U

From stolen hub-caps to stolen cars in one post.... Listening to a lot of Armand Van Helden just now - nobody knows basslines quite like he does, especially in the speed garage days. Anyway, way back he released what amounted to a loop of Gary Numan's "Cars" as "Koochy". One of the stupidist, and therefore most enjoyable tracks he ever released if truth be told. Structurally it was all over the place though (which may have been the point). This is a little re-edit I've done - nothing fancy at all, but if nothing else a reminder of how much fun a loop can be.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

To Cap It All

So, if you live in or around Aberdeen and fancy something to do on a Saturday afternoon this weekend, you could come along to see, erm, a load of hubcaps. Hehe. No - seriously an interesting group of thiefs / artists (every poet is a thief as, erm, Bono once said afterall) are featured in exhibition in the Peacock gallery. And then I'll be there also telling you how you can make a bootleg. You can even steal a cd from me if I get them all burned in time.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Seedy Arr's

Slightly odd going to play a gig, and taking only a couple of discs as you know you're not going to be playing for long, and it'll be a very specialised set. No less fun though, and saves on potential stress of losing the all important set of discs. That's the discs though. Two tracks on there, are now down below.

Last ones for a short while whilst I work on some more remixey rather than bootleggy stuff.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

You Know The Score

Slipmatt is a legend.

Slipmatt is a legend.

Slipmatt is a legend.

Ah well, no Candyman effect but you never know until you try.... not a lot to this. Anyone know where the piano sample was from originally - I'm not so sure if it was Congress' "40 Miles", but that's where I remember hearing it first. Answers in the comments if you know please !

Sunday, July 29, 2007

You Were Working As A Waitress ?

Perhaps this is a little too obvious. Dunno. Something to do on a Sunday afternoon. By request, two very slightly different versions to chose from. Quite a lot of editing going on actually, but I hope it's not too noticable.

Oh ... and apparently I've got over 1,000 friends now over on myspace.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Is It Worth It ?

This was something that came to me a little while ago, but I didn't bother making it until recently as I had a difficulty ... the backing track (ironically enough a reworking in itself by Chad Jackson of the 45 King's "900 Number") had already been used on one of the "classic" bootlegs (props to Churchill) many years ago. Pow Will Eat Itself though ... it's no accident then there are direct references within this poptastic mash ...

Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Needle And The Damage Dun

Sometimes there are records that sound good at either 33 rpm or 45 rpm (remember "Casual Sub" ?). This track has a similar effect - The Whip's wonderful "Divebomb" and DJ Dan's excellent "Needle Damage" (Chris Ortega and Thomas Gold remix) get edited together here to make up Bomb Damage. I can't make my mind up on this - today I'm erring towards 110 bpm, tomorrow it may be 130 bpm ...

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Let's Get This Party Started

Always a pleasure when something like this turns up ...

Big shout out to the creator, Mistah Pok: top job well done, and an unexpected pleasure.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

T Breaks

Off to Scotland's annual beer fest that is T In The Park this weekend. A very quick post for a couple of tracks first though. CSS are playing ... erm, but not like this.

And just so you don't think I'm going pop on yo' ass, here's an extract from the (fairly) recent Black Thursday mix, which I've rather imaginatively decided to entitle "Streetboot": it's MSTRKRFT's erm, masterful "Street Justice 07", mixed up with Trabant's "The One" (Para One Remix). Probably the most cut up and restructed track I've ever done actually, and more DJ friendly than the version in Black Thursday (still available at Gary Rowe's Mini Black Site).

Pray for the sun for me ....

Monday, June 25, 2007

Edit Or Bootleg

Jury is out on the Editors' new album - I saw an interview with them on the MTV where they said they wanted to try something a little different from the first album, but to my mind they have only managed to bland themselves out a little. Still - I respect them for not trying to repeat the same trick again, good trick though it was. I'll give it time - hopefully it's a grower.

Bullets was one of the highlights (both as re-re-released single and album track) from The Back Room. On this version, the Birmingham group take on the mighty Koma & Bones although it has to be said it's the least Koma & Bones track I've heard for a while. A little different anyway from the guitar-centric moves of the original.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Robots In Disguise

Possibly the toughest musical challenge I've had yet - I mean how do you approach one of the most complete and well known techno-pop tracks ever made. You can't possibly do it justice. Still - although not a complete disaster this may be one of the tracks that you should perhaps listen to only once in a blue moon as it just doesn't do Kraftwerk any favours.

Anyway - the rest of the album is suitably irreverent which is only a good thing: it can be found over at mashup industries website. I'm pleased to report there's some good stuff in there also.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Enough Is Enough

Must admit I was a bit baffled by DJ Shadow's last album - a real departure in places from his previous genre but after a couple of months, it's actually shaped out pretty well. One of the standouts was a smooth R&B track featuring Q-Tip & Lateef called Enuff.

This reworking was actually finished in November 2006 - sorry for keeping it back as a secret weapon, but I hope you think it was worth the wait. The beats come courtsey Bobby Lorenz Kristoph who I must admit I don't know much about - let me know if you do !

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Bring The Noise

I've said it before but dammit I'll say it again, there's a lot more to the Klaxons than meets the eye. It's all in the lyrics: Possibly their finest (re-released) single, "Gravity's Rainbow" takes on the work of Thomas Pynchon which I will have to look out for now. It seems that his book of the same name polarised opinions completely. It also seems to be as readable as James Joyce. Completely unpenetratable then.

Anyway, a pinch of Soulwax, a hair of Rex The Dog, a teaspoon of Sounds and a riot of Klaxons. It's all in there ...

And a little bonus on this post: you may recognise LFO's "Goodnight Vienna" as being the theme music to many a Film4 trailer - it had been bugging me for years, so when I finally re-listened to LFO's fine "Advance" album again I was pretty overjoyed (not the least because I forgot what a fantastic album it was). Not a lot to this track other than some additional beats courtsey of Poxy Music and slight re-editing going on.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Thursday's nearly the weekend ...

This has been quite a long time in the making actually. It's a sort of longer term plan do do a series of mixes, but it was pointed out to me the previous mix in this series was made in December 2005. That's just too long ago. Again, it's a pretty accurate representation of the stuff I'm playing out just now, but I've also done a fair bit of editing and looping on this to give the mix a bit more excitement in places and afford some tracks a completely new structure. Despite this, I have also tried to keep it to sound like realistic: it's not impossible to do any of these transitions live with some mixers that are out there now. Crank it up loud and enjoy. Download managers at the ready ....

01 Klaxons - Atlantis To Interzone (Yukski's Saucisses Wanna Dance To Dance Remix) 02 Rose & Sinden - Me Mobile (Dukbeats Ringtone Riddim) 03 30Hz - Space Age (Alex Metric Remix) 04 Drummatic Twins - Pumped Up Funk 05 CJ Bolland - Riot (Remix) 06 Trabant - The One (Para One Remix) 07 MSTRKRFT - Street Justice 07 08 The Loose Cannons - Raw (Kissy Sell Out Mix) 09 Hadouken! - Tuning In (Remix) 10 Simian Mobile Disco - It's The Beat 11 Shiny Toy Guns - Le Disko (Boys Noize Fire Dub Mix) 12 Dorp - Extreme (Kissy Sell Out Mix) 13 Mantrix - Smack My Beat Up 14 Unique 3 - The Theme 06 15 Plump DJ's - Mad Cow 16 DJ Killer - Acid (Plaza Da Funk Remix) 17 Funk D'Void - Diabla (Funk D'Void's Heavenly Mix)

And another thing ...I want to thank, and you ought to visit Gary Rowe's Black Mix website: he did this off his own back, unprompted, which is flattering to say the least, and which is why some people have "discovered" this mix has been available at his website for the last week. Cheers Gary, and I'll try to make sure Friday arrives faster than Thursday did.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Star And Nuttin' Less

It's been more than a few months in the making, but gawd bless 'er, Holestar has come up trumps ...
Some of you may know that I'm a part time e-jitz: a while ago me and fellow hoodlum Richie Deluxe came up with a little ditty featuring La Moz et De'Lacy (amongst many many others - too many to mention). Take off the vocals, e-mail it to the UK's (the world's?) premier drag-not-drag act (is that fair J?) and you get this. What's more, you can buy this.

Monday, March 12, 2007

... All Through The Night





















You know you wants to ... Geek Chic, Atom, Shokkaboy, Amigaman, Go Home Productions, Team9, McSleazy & Hearing Double all in one place .... and some bloke called Dunproofin' ...

Friday, March 09, 2007

Get Teenage Kicks ...

I've really got the good people at gothrobot to blame for this one ... which is why they got the heads up on it first. It's that man James Murphy doing his best Phil Oakey impression on vocals with the joyful bleeps of BSOD providing a counterpoint. Ten bonus points if you can name the track the "tick tock" vocal sample comes from. Expect more Murphy related shennanigans very very soon ...

You should also go visit the BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death?) myspace also - some pretty darn good tracks there: I'm especially keen on the most excellently titled "Roflcopter".

Saturday, February 17, 2007

A Simple Prop

Seems like years ago now, but a couple of weeks ago I played at Nottingham's Ambush and followed it quickly with Newcastle's Rouge Pulp a few days afterwards. I was asked by Ambush to put together a 20 minute mix as a freebie to give away to guests, which is what you have here. Hopefully more gigs lined up over the next few months, but this mix is not a bad representation of the kind of stuff I'm playing out just now. And yes, it does end very suddenly, but that's why it's a twenty minute mix! Download managers at the ready ....

01 Altern8 - Activ8 (Come With Me) (Vix Vapo Mix) 02 Agaric (aka Noisia) - Sugar 03 The Bucketheads - The Bomb (Aquasky Mix) 04 Madox - Movin' (Drum Monkey's Mix) 05 808 State - Olympic (Eurobass Mix) 06 Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough (Dirty South Mix) 07 LFO - Tied Up (Sweep Mix) 08 Azzido Da Bass - Dooms Night (Stanton Warriors Dub Mix) 09 Lady Sov - Love Me Or Hate Me (Acapella) (10 The Winstons - Chopped Up Amen Breaks) 11 Bomb The Bass - Beat Dis (Gangster Boogie Inc Mix) 12 Switch - A Bit Patchy (Beat Thieves Mix)

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Noize Annoys

I'm not sure Timbland has managed to do anything quite as intricate as Justin Timberlake's "My Love" although reports of his own album bode well - I guess we'll just have to wait and see if he has saved the best tunes for himself. Meantime, Boys Boize archly name their current track "Don't Believe The Hype", and I'm pretty certain it's nothing to do with Public Enemy. French Distortion Filter House (is there a genre label for this yet ?) to the max and maybe, if you like that kind of thing, you should believe the hype.

Hopefully a remix or two getting blogged next time...

Monday, February 05, 2007

Easy As 1,2,3

So ... a mate of mine has a little time on his hands, and after a little bit on nagging, produces this. Not bad at all for a first effort I reckon. Cheer IP !

And in case you want the music only, well you can grab it just down there ...

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

... If You Hate Me Then F*** You

Turns out the album's out in the UK, finally, at the end of January. It's very good, if a little over familiar from all the previous singles. It is however, whatever some people might say, one of the best pop albums to come out from a UK artist for some time. I love it. Sov's "Love Me Or Hate Me" has been all over the media - no doubt helped by this video ...


All over MTV like the proverbial rash. I've also heard the song used as incidental music on, erm, Ugly Betty with the chorus replaced with "If you hate me then ... I hate you too". Noooooooooooooo - just total wrongness. Anyway ... any excuse for a repost in my book. FU2 is an alternative take on the original "Love Me Or Hate Me", and you can grab it below.

To be honest I've been a little disappointed with the official remixes, with the notable exception of the new Missy Elliot version: new rhymes from Missy Elliot, new rhymes from Sov ... how can I resist. A bit of a large one with a big sample from a rave classic. Have an FU2 remix on me ...

Please go and buy the original though (out on January 29th) ... it's very good and I'd love Sov to have a top ten hit on her own steam for once.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Mash Up Da Place

This is the sound of the old skool breaks of Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era meeting the nu-skool breaks of Coburn. It's not big, it's not clever but watch yer bassbins I'm tellin' ya. And that's what's the most important thing really. The kind of stuff I like to play out ... speaking of which...

Nottingham's Ambush at The Social on Thursday 25th January (see the flyer down below ...) and Newcastle's Rouge Pulp at The World Headquarters on Tuesday 30th January. Don't forget there's also the next of Aberdeen's Kitsch Bitch nights is on Sunday January 28th also. Yeah .... busy.

Monday, January 01, 2007

No Time For The F**king Haters

Lil' Kim really has quite a way with words. Filthy, really, but good fun nonetheless. It's just a brag-rap over some fun breaks courtsey of the magnificent 30Hz.

January English gig dates coming soon....