It occurs to me that my promotional skills are lacking a bit in terms of what I’m doing outside of this blog. Every once in a while I’ll post a setlist from THE SHAKE – a weekly radio show LOTEK and I do – but nothing else really appears on this blog. Errrr, what am I doing? Well, I wasn’t flogging myself is the short answer but that’ll change for tonight.
You see, Lotek and I dj every once in a while under using THE SHAKE as our nom de plume. This Thursday we’re starting things off at READYMIX for their Monster Mashup. Incidentally, Readymix goes off every week and Lotek and I are lucky enough to get in on the action for their Halloween party.
All I want to play lately is bassline and wobbly house music, so here’s a spooky number that fits the bill
MP3: Bulgarian & Spoek – Zombie Door (Santiago and Bushido Remix)
As some of you may (or may not) know, I’ve been trying my hands at this “DJ” thing for the last 13 or so years. Once and a while, I like to share some of my favourite tunes, old and new, with the populous at large.
This mix is more on the moody side of the techno spectrum. It starts out minimal elektro and morphs into some heavier techno stompers.
01. Boys Noize – Nerve
02. TakBam – Elektronische Tanzmusik
03. Extrawelt – Erste Unversicherte Allgemeinheit
04. Lucio & Pep – Sei Un Porco Peppino
05. Ricardo Tobar – PSPRF Frame
06. Yesman – Bittersweet Bells
07. Yokota – Tofranil
08. Boris Brejcha – Magic Gum
09. Local Daddies – Sjeesj (Applescal Remix)
10. Nagano Kitchen – No Traffic In Nagano
11. Laurent Garnier – Last Dance @ Yellow
12. Nagano Kitchen – GSXR 810 (Adam Beyer Remix Part 1)
13. F.U.S.E. – Substance Abuse
14. Heartthrob – Blind Item
15. Mirko Loko – Chatbeat
16. Nathan Fake – You Are Here (Four Tet Remix)
If you like/hate the mix, leave a comment and if you feel like booking me for a show, click the CONTACT link above and send me a msg!
You can stream/download it HERE or check the embedded player below.
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MP3:Alexi Peznakov – October 06 2009
In the late 2006 Adeline Supreme and La Fleur teamed up to become the duo Housewives and to make the floor more dirty and wet than it’s ever been before.
The text above is the intro from some promo text about HOUSEWIVES. (Besides being grammatically awkward) normally, I’d say it’s way too cheesey to include anywhere, but for some reason, it’s suitable. Wait, that reason is clear – sex sells and in this case, it does it well.
I’m all for themes too, and it helps that Supreme and La Fleur commit to their identities. At one point the duo hosted nights revolving around Housewives-themes such as the kitchen or laundry room. They collaborated with art students who designed the club interiors, transforming each specific night into a hidden universe where guests were even invited for apple pie in the kitchen. Their efforts paid off – Housewives has twice been awarded for “Best Club”, in People Choice Awards 2007 and in the Scandinavian Music Convention 2008.
The kitchen kitch will only get you so far but let me tell you, Housewives’ dancefloor recipe spins my egg beater. They pound with deep kick drums paired with some dirty synth stabs which is balanced with a clean chord progression that’s seemingly endless.
MP3: Housewives – Dirty Dancing
After 14 years of DJing, I’m still blown away at how us humans keep comming out with music that tingles my senses to the point of elation.
French duo KAP BAMBINO have captured a fresh sound from the old world of analog synthesis. The grunge rock influence meets the digital punk influence…like a mashup of NIRVANA, ATARI TEENAGE RIOT, PORTISHEAD, SANTIGOLD, THE FAINT, THE FITNESS, CRYSTAL CASTLES, HEARTSREVOLUTION and a haunted house soundtrack (just in time for the big day!).
Batcaves, the latest single from their full length album Blacklist, will be out Novemeber 16th of this year on iTunes.
This remix by JACKSON keeps it downtempo-ish (but still bangin’) while the original (for preview on MySpace) is fun fun fun!
North American Tour Dates:
November 12 – Wrong Bar – Toronto, ON
November 13 – Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC (Maybe I’ll see you there!)
November 14 – The Studio @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
November 15 – Venue – Vancouver, BC
November 17 – Dance @ ARENA Nightclub – Los Angeles, CA
November 19 – Popscene/330 Ritch – San Francisco, CA
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MP3:Kap Bambino – Batcaves (Jackson Remix).mp3
This is one of the best profiles on anyone I’ve ever seen. It helps that the subject is MOBY of course – the guy is an icon.
Photo from VICE
All I’ve been listening to (well all I want to listen to) lately is bassline house and wobble. Can you blame me? It only seems appropriate then to give tribute to one of the sounds’ roots. Thank you dubstep. Your influence on dance music has gone deeper (pun intended) than anyone ever imagined.
Here then, are three cuts to mash your teeth with from KISS MY BASS via UDY and MUNGO BAOBAB (sorry no link – this dood’s a mystery), including OMG, a deadly remix of LIQUID‘s rave classic “Sweet Harmony.” As PEZNAKOV (where is that guy anyway?) will tell you, I was aurally nourished with XL Recordings compilations in the mid 90s. You see, way back when it was really difficult to get your hands on decent tunes in the sleepy prairie town I grew up in.
MP3: Liquid – Sweet Harmony (Udy remix)
MP3: Mungo Baobab – Dud Bomb
MP3: Mungo Baobab – Dud Bomb (Udy remix)
UNDERHALL is a new act from the south of France. , Lucas, 20, and Roger, 23, say their influences are balanced beetween electro and house but since they only sent some grinding chainsaw cuts I’d say they lean a lot more to the former.
Their first EP on On The Fruit Records is so strong they were able to recruit a number of heavyweights for some stellar remixes. It’s difficult to highlight any one track in particular so here they all are, with a maximal payload big enough to crash dancefloors world wide.
MP3: Underhall – Digithall (original mix)
MP3: Underhall – Digithall (Bestrack remix)
MP3: Underhall – Digithall (Freak You remix)
MP3: Underhall – Digithall (Stereoheroes remix)
MP3: Underhall – Summer Kitch (Pola Riot remix)
MP3: Underhall feat Ampersand – Understand (original mix)
MP3: Underhall feat Ampersand – Understand (Kapture remix)
Do yourself a favour and grab the 320s!