Monday, November 20, 2006

Well. The launch party on Friday was beyond belief. Thanks to everyone who came and made it - and I quote Bardens owner here - "the biggest, friendliest party we've ever had" - so give yourselves a pat on the back. I did a nice warm up job (I would say that) but They Came From The Stars, I Saw Them tore the place apart - ITS TIME was incredible! And then JD Twitch came on and played a 2 hour set of epic proportions - I can remember jumping up and down to Soft Cell, Talking Heads, Banbarra, Ram Jam, Jonathan Richman, LB, and then an epic finale of Richie Havens - Back to my roots into the Optimo Remix of ITS TIME! And boy did the place go crazy!

Here's my playlist for those that were there early:

Balanescu Quartet - Autobahn
Twin Peaks - Night time
Alternative TV - Facing up to the facts
Tones on Tail - The rain
Neu! - Seeland
Spacemen 3 - Walkin with jesus
Robert Wyatt - Biko
Suicide - Cheree
Judy Nylon - Jailhouse rock
Devo - I can't get no satisfaction
Tesco Bombers - Break the ice at parties
Sculpture - Untitled
Jonathan Richman - Egyptian reggae
Ciudad un revolution zapista - Nasty sex
Silver Apples - Walkin
801 - Tomorrow never knows
Material feat. William Burroughs - Seven souls
Teletron - What time (Instrumental)
Arthur Russell - Springfield (DFA Remix)
Art of Noise - Beatbox
Quiet Village - Circus of horrors
Johnny Thunders & Patty Paladin - Crawfish
Prince - Hot thing (Extended version)
Billy Thorpe - Steamulation
Wide Boy Awake - Slang teacher
Hot Chip - Over and over (Maurice Fulton Vocal Remix)
TJ Kong & Nuno Des Santos - Circus Bells (Spacemuffin dub)
The Units - High pressure days
A Certain Ratio - Do the du
Pink Floyd - See emily play
Jarvis Cocker - Running the world
The Passions - In love with a german filmstar (Dave Clarke remix)
Can - I Want More

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Thisisnotanexit Vol.5 now available to download!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Its the ITS TIME launch party this Friday! Get excited people! JD Twitch (Optimo) is looking forward to it and has said that he's looking foward to "freaking out" whatever the hell that means!

I'll be keeping it sedate from 8pm so turn up early if you want to hear music from the far reaches of my record collection.

And to get you all excited for Friday you can listen to the new Optimo Radio 1 Essential Mix here:

Click Here to hear it.

Jesse Jackson - Intro
The Jellies - Jive Baby on a Saturday Night
Prinzhorn Dance School - You Are the Space Invader
The Bar Kays - Holy Ghost
The Staple Singers - Slippery People
Chic - Good Times
Troublefunk - Drop The Bomb
Prince - Sign 'O' The Times
LCD Soundsytem - 45.33 part 1
Altz - Max Motion
Unknownmix - The Siren (Lo Soul edit)
Dondolo - Dragon (Shit Robot mix)
The Gossip - Standing In The Way of Control (Playgroup dub)
Depeche Mode - The Sinner in Me (Ricardo Villalobos Conclace remix)
Ricardo Villalobos - Fizheuer Zieheuer
Hansepferd - BismarkE
Saint Ibot - White Night
Marc Houle - Bay of Figs
Paul Johnson - Rubber Band
Sparks - Beat the Clock
Kenlou - Sensational Beats
Bumblebee Unlimited - Lady Bug
Lindstrom - The Contemporary Fix
Hot Chip - No Fit State
The Rapture - Get Yourself Together
X Vectors - Your Love
Love Is All - Busy Doing Nothing (An Optimo (Espacio) remix)
Divine - Shake It Up
Bobby O - She Has a Way (Glimmers edit)
Yello - Bostich (Reese Uptempo mix)
Mala - Left Leg Out
Neu! - Hallogallo (Mary Hill rework)
Grauzone - Eisbar
Crass - Bloody Revolutiions
The Celestial Choir - Stand on the Word

Friday, November 03, 2006

Blackstrobe have made their transition from the Output fallout to Playlouder Recordings with the release of Shining Bright Star today. Its a track thats been kicking about for a while and does everything a Blackstrobe track normally does. Its a bit like this that was on the so rare it hurts 5x12 Puma boxset that came out as part of the Miami Festival a couple of years ago.

I got my copy at an Output Records night and have treasured ever since as I believe there was only 100 made - but it had exclusive stuff from Output, Diplo, DFA etc on it. Anyway here's Blackstrobe doing their big ballsy electro techno house 'ting. Enjoy.

Blackstrobe - Pins and needles

Myself and They Came From The Stars, I Saw Them mastered Twitch's remix of ITS TIME yesterday entitled ITS TIME An Optimo Espacio Remix. Its out in a few weeks as the first release on the label and is rather marvellous. A proper good twenty five to six tune.

It might be up on They Came From The Stars, I Saw Them's Myspace page if you can't wait....