THE SHAKE DJS are playing at ReadyMix again. Uh, that’s me (Manalogue), and LOTEK who contributes to MASHUP TOWN. We’ve been tag teaming for about two years on our radio show and every once in a while in tha clubs. On Thursday, READYMIX hosts us again. It’s fun playing there maybe because it’s loud and not in my basement with a speeping baby somewhere above me.
Rap and techno generally don’t go over well so I probably won’t play this by ARCH NEMESIS. I want to though. DEADMAU5 might be a little too underground at times with this crowd, and the last time I played a blingy mashup the crowd hated it.
ADAM FREELANDheadlined the first show I went to when I moved to Brighton in the summer of 2003. At the time, “We Want Your Soul” flew off record shelves and the single caused a similar effect for those hearing it in the clubs – people were airborne when this track dropped.
Finally, after six years, he’s about to release another full length. COPE the new album from Adam Freeland’s Band, FREELAND, is released globally on MARINE PARADE in June 2009. The single for “Under Control” features remixes by Alex Metric, Evil Nine, Zombie Nation, and Goldenbug.
They’ve already performed at SWSW and I really hope the band makes their way to Winnipeg.
Martin Mclaughlin and Benjamin Gibson began working together between extended stays in Amsterdam and Paris in search of cultural enlightenment. While roaming the streets of each city, Gibson and McLaughlin conducted endless sound experiments in an attempt to express the moods and visual aromas of such urban landscapes. Inspired as much by non-musical art forms, the beginnings of MARIENBAD had come to fruition.
After two years of working and traveling abroad, Gibson and McLaughlin returned to Canada with an arsenal of new sounds and ideas. Named after the 1961 French new wave film, Marienbad have developed a unique blend of 80’s acid house and avant-garde disco by fusing together analog synthesizers, drum machines and organic instruments. The pair insist they’re not a laptop band, nor are they fucking DJs. YYZ RECORDS believed them enough to release their debut long player this summer.
“Notti Bianche” is a hit of acid house presumably influenced by another French film – slightly minimal but totally adventurous.
Michele Balduzzi (aka Phonat) was spotted by MOFOHIFI RECORDS on MySpace who were so impressed with the 21-year-old that the label persuaded the striking 7-foot Italian with his mop of unruly hair to leave his parents’ idyllic country farm in Florence and move to a bed sit in Canning town. Michele armed only with a 5 year old computer, electric guitar and Ryan Air ticket dutifully relocated to London in late 2007.
A little over a year later, PHONAT has released his 4th EP. “Set Me Free” is an uplifting and inspirational club track that combines disco revivalism, rave revivalism and wonky fidget into a fresh summer anthem.
The promo track “”Get Down My Dirty Street” is a unique and entertaining track, created from tiny fragmented micro-samples of different songs; rock, country, pop, soul, rap and metal, which start off playing as a stark disjointed chaos and slowly coalesce into a cohesive whole and then wonderfully form an upbeat party breaks bomb.
TY’s single, “Touch” was recently signed to LOLILAND RECORDS. You can grab it from beatport – with remixes from AC Slater, Audius, and Sick Boy. Not on the official release but equally tangy, is a version by KIDS AT THE BAR.