Friday, September 28, 2007

How abouts you all switch off Facebook and take a little trip around the myspace world. Go on.

First up is the new Mungolian Jetset Remix. It's creatively titled "Dominique Leone - Clairevoyage (A Medley Performed By The 16th Rebels Of Mung). A genius title!! It is apparently a collaboration with the master of slo-house-scando-disco Mr. Lindstrom - a psychadelic match made in heaven. The remix of Mari Boine is also worth checking as thats not out yet either.
Trevor 'Action' Jackson appears to be quite quiet at the moment - hopefully he's finishing the next Playgroup album as it's been quite a while since that came out now. Still, after his recent promo only remixes of Ali Loves Secret Sunday Lover (how did this not get more exposure!?) a remix of Pharoahe Monch'es 'Desire' has appeared on Trevor Jacksons myspace player. It appears very old skool in its take and sounds like Travor Jacksons UNDERDOG moniker than Playgroup. I'm unfamiliar with the original but I've been digging this.
DFA are absolutely killing it at the moment - Still Going - Still Going Theme hit the shops this week and is one of the records of the year - the kind of joyous house record that makes you want to hug people on the dancefloor. Life affirming disco of the highest order. They've apparently remixes !!! as well for a release mid-October on Warp. I need. Plus don't sleep on the Hercules & Love Affair release either - I'm still waiting on BLIND to land but this'll keep me happy for the moment as it's so 80s sounding its just what I like. The LCD Soundsystem Remix package coming out is rather tasty too - with the man Hatchback contributing as WINDSURF to a remix of US VS. THEM in a way that I keep expecting my Dad to knock on my bedroom door and ask what this slice of 70s prog joy is (in a good way). Much beard stroking to that one. Hatchback is also going to conjure up a remix of They Came From The Stars I Saw Them slept on kraut jazz classic The Unstoppable Kite.
Anyway what I meant to write about before being distracted by DFA stuff was the NEW DFA signing Holy Ghost. I'd heard Synare Jam and Hold On care of Mr. Tim Sweeney - but now on their myspace player they have not only HOLD ON (and a nice remix of it) but two remixes Holy Ghost have done. One for US Vice Band The Panthers (which is ace) and one for Only Fools & Horses. Now I was hoping this was a nice remix of Hooky Street but its not. Its a new signing to Permanent Vacation. Anyway with no Del Boy in sight its STILL pretty f8cking amazing - deep, joyous, hairs standing up electronic music. Go listen LOUD and try and tell me otherwise.
Finally Sons And Daughters return soon with a new single The Gilt Complex. A great return but its the b-side thats got people talking. A cover of Adamskis Killer no less that apparently is AMAZING. So good the Optimo guys are desperate for a copy. My ear is firmly to the ground on this one but its probably wise to make a regular check on their myspace player.
Finally, Hatchback - White Diamond makes its official appearance on vinyl and digital download this Monday October 1st. For those that missed the limited whites (or if you want one in a proper beautiful Peter Saville esque sleeve) then get down the shops on Monday.
And if you want something to keep you occupied over the weekend then log onto Phonica and get yourself a very very exclusive white label promo copy of They Came From The Stars I Saw Them- Signals (Emperor Machine Remixes). Phonica have 20. Its a limited run of 50. Its not gonna be out until November so if you want it before your friends and everyone else get to it.
And goodbye.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Here's a nice interview with Hatchback for those who have wondered what the big man has to say. Happy reading!

Scroll down a little bit and there you have it.....

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Well. I would have put up some of the stuff I bought on Friday but the package still hasn't arrived. Bizarrely the stuff I ordered later that day and got sent to work HAS arrived. I appear to have a post thief operating in my neighbourhood as a cd has also gone missing recently PLUS a previous order from Piccadilly Records (so if you live in N16 and buy records my advice is DON'T GET THEM SENT HOME!!!). My postman is obviously into slo-disco, 70s balearic, minimal techno and 80s electronic stuff - maybe I should get him to DJ at the next Thisisnotanexit event. I wouldn't normally mind but its like £60+ of vinyl gone walkies! Dammit!

Anyways I'm gonna go and have a listen to James Blackshaw - that'll calm me down. Sort of like an instrumental Nick Drake. Or something.

And then after that I'm going to listen to some more Professor Genius stuff as the new stuff he's sent me (that I think will be coming out on Thisisnotanexit all being well) is a bit special. SPECIAL.

Oh and one thing I did get in the post was the new Gatto Fritto on Dissident. Woah. Like WOAH it's good. 200 only and the only place I've seen it is Juno. Invisible College its called. Get on it before everyone else does!!!

Friday, September 21, 2007

I lost my ipod on the flight out. I'd like to say it was quite liberating but I missed that black box full of music on the odd occasion. I'm thoroughly jetlagged but tomorrow night I'll be out with Hatchback as he's DJing in support of the mighty White Diamond single (Radio 1 approved as well don't you know) which comes out October 1st. Come along and have some fun - he might even unveil the next single planned for Thisisnotanexit - JETLAG (quite apt today) and in particular the FAZE ACTION REMIX which got delivered today. Watch out.

After being away for 2 weeks I also splurged some cash on a load of vinyl this morning - maybe I'll upload something when and if it all arrives tomorrow (come on royal mail). Anyways I grabbed the Carl Craig Remix of Kevin Saunderson, the new Pepe Braddock, the Scotty Coats & Wes The Mes DOUBLEFISTED on Rong, the Pantha Du Prince and Black Dice remixes of Animal Collective and the Smith & Mudd Idjut Boys newie. All good.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Holiday Time!

I fly out to Vietnam for 2 weeks tomorrow. So no posts or label work for 2 weeks.

Here's a smattering of whats been loaded onto the ipod for my holiday.....

Animal Collective - Peacebone (Pantha Du Prince Remix)

Durutti Column - Otis

Professor Genius - A Jean Giraud 5

Chromatics - Running Up That Hill

Apocalypse Now Soundtrack

Black Dice - Load Blown LP

Reverso '68 - Piece Together (Todd Terje Remix)

Quiet Village - Desperate Hours

Rubies - The Keys (Studio Remix)

Ricardo Villalobos - Ichso

Delia & Gavin - Days Of Mars LP

UR - Journey Of The Dragons

Stimming - Getting Out

Phonique & Erlend Oye - Casualties (Morgan Geist Remix)

Unclassics LP

Rilo Kiley - Breaking Up (Loving Hand Remix)

New Order - Your Silent Face

Factory Records / Hacienda Essential Mix

Hatchback - Jetlag

Surprise Party - Fear No Fear

They Came From The Stars I Saw Them - Signals (Emperor Machine Remix)

Naum Gabo - Picture

Private Lives - Private Life

Alice McLoughlin - The Dream (Petting Zoo Remix)

Social Being - Free Your Mind

Thats enough for you to think about methinks.

If you're around on Saturday 22nd September HATCHBACK will be DJing @ Sosho on Tabernacle Street in London as part of the SOFTMACHINES night. Come along and party with the Thisisnotanexit crew! Its also Hatchbacks debut London appearance so that makes it even more appealing, right?

Holiday time.