Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Here's a track from Beirut's debut LP 'The Gulag Orkestar' which was one of the unsung great albums from 2006. A genuine exciting and different sounding album.

This is a track called 'Scenic World' which should hopefully make you go and buy their album! You won't regret it. Honest.


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

There I was bemoaning the lack of good music in January and then suddenly a load of good stuff appears worth spending your hard earned money on.

First up is Kotey Extra Bands (featuring Chas Jankel) cover of Giorgio Moroders 'Sooner or Later' which is an incredible piano disco track on Bear Funk and featuring Chicken Lips remixes on the b-side. Its all about the a-side for me.

Also worth tracking down is the Quiet Village remix of Gorillaz 'Kids With Guns' - starts off sounding like Burundi Black and then turning into a slow techno epic this is an immense track! Shame it never saw the light of day but what looks like bootleg white labels of this are floating around. Seriously good.

Also out this week is the double header from Booji Boy High on DFA/EMI on limited 7" and even more limited promo 12". Devo references - check. Hot Chip-esque vocals - check. Crazy off kilter production - check. If this isn't Hot Chip in disguise i'll eat my hat but DFA/EMI are not telling anyone! Ha! Have a listen for yourselves.

LCD Soundsystem are also back with North American Scum which is in some specialist shops on nice promo 12" - otherwise its out in February if your search reaps no rewards.

And I've just got a nice Flying Rhythms remix cd in the post - ah life is good.

Over and out.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

January is rather slow for music isn't it? There's hardly anything out thats worth buying at the moment - but things worth looking out for are Shit Robots new remix forthcoming on cool as f8ck Japanese label Mule Musiq. You can listen to a section of it on Shit Robots myspace. I've heard the full 12 minute version and it really rocks. It will no doubt feature on the mix I'm doing for Roy Danks Apocalypse Now radio show so watch out for that...


There are some interesting albums out in the Spring and all eyes are on LCD Soundsystems 2nd LP Sound Of Silver (which someone leaked). The first single North American Scum is out soon and comes backed with a Kris Menace Remix (and yep thats leaked too). The Kris Menace remix is how shall I put this not very DFA, its very hands in the air. Maybe the version I've heard isn't even the right remix but a fake track - I can't hear any of the original track in there!!

There's also !!! Myth Takes and tracks from this are leaking all over the net like wildfire - the track you want to hunt out is A New Name. Mindblowing.

They Came From The Stars I Saw Them are threatening to break up / stop making music / gigging etc so jump on their myspace and tell them not to. The single 'that might never be' The Unstoppable Kite is seriously good and now may be stuck in the vaults forevermore. Carl Craig likes it. Zonagamin likes it. Tim Goldsworthy likes it. Tim Sweeney likes it. Optimo like it. IT NEEDS TO BE RELEASED AND BE AT NUMBER 1 FOREVER (or at least a week). Go on, go and pester the band, I dare you.


Inland Empire is also out this year. The return of David Lynch. Its already tattooed on my brain. Watch the trailer and get excited here:


Hopefully this means the second Twin peaks season will finally get released on DVD as he was gonna finish it once Inland Empire was done.

Tomorrow i'll post up a remix from Maurice Fulton that hasn't been getting enough exposure. And maybe next week my own re-edit of The Stooges - I Want To Be Your Dog as inspired by Optimo.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year!


.....its 1 minute to midnight at Optimo on New Years Eve.....and then what wafts through the air but They Came From The Stars I Saw Them ITS TIME acapella style...."This is the time!" indeed. High five to the person who videoed the moment on their mobile phone!

Anyway - we're off into the studio soon to master the next single due out in the Spring. Hold onto your hats for this one.

Oh and if you live in a country other than the UK (ie the rest of the world) then ITS TIME will be in your local record shop real soon.