2011
12.13

It’s that wonderful season once again- the one in which you just wanna ruin some fools with concentrated laser-beams. Here’s your anthem. Download it over here.


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2011
11.15

Deadmau5 has released a cover of Radiohead’s Codex from their latest album ‘The King of Limbs’, choosing to replace Thom Yorke’s haunting vocals with a wash of synths and reverb. According to …Hang the DJ, the cover contains no samples from the original recording. Surprising choice for a cover from the popular DJ but manages to stay quite close to the original track while putting his own fingerprints on the track. A remix this is not.


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2011
10.31

Man Man’s latest video for Piranhas Club depicts a particularly badass group of kids taking a stand against bullying. Inspired by Johnny Depp in John Water’s Cry Baby, the kid’s grease up, rock some leather, win the hearts of some shorties, defenestrate eggs from an overpass, abuse a dead cat, destroy a car and generally just rock the F out. This is my feel good video of 2011.


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2011
10.28


Happy Halloween weekend! 7 spooktacluar new tunes! That’s actually not true at all but enjoy regardless!

Stevesy:
The Stone Roses – Fools Gold
16 long years but the reunion’s now official. Now we just sit back and wait for some US dates…

Gunz:
The Drums – I Felt Stupid
Thanks to Nick for making this the song of our trip to LA this past weekend with Tom and Steve of the MMB. “har har har har har har, heartttttttt”

Tom:
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – Beggin’ (Pilooski Edit)
“The Pilooski re-edit does not include any new instrumentation or vocals but is purely a manipulation and remix of the original Four Seasons recording, using echo and phase-polarisation.”

Kano:
Mayer Hawthorne – A Long Time (Chromeo Remix)
This one is for James

noobchumpsky:
Kenny Garrett – Qing Wen
Keep yours ears open for the chorus my friends…

whacker:
ill.Gates – Trillogy
wub wub wub (wubwubwubwubwub)

D:
9th Wonder – That’s Love

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2011
10.14


Oh hey guess what it’s the weekend and we’ve got a smorgasbord of new tracks for you to feast on. Stay safe out there amigos!

Stevesy:
Bombay Bicycle Club – Shuffle
Been meaning to post this track for months. Easily one of the catchiest tunes of the year and anyone who says otherwise is wrong so there.

Gunz:
Spin Doctors – What Time Is It?
Spin Doctors are touring in support of the 20th anniversary of Pocket Full of Kryptonite and they are absolutely killing it from what I saw last night at Bowery Ballroom. Mark White is one of the best bass players that I have ever seen – I never really understood how funky this band is until I heard it live.

Tom:
Radiohead – Give Up The Ghost (Thriller Houseghost RMX)
This is dark as fuck and I’m feeling it.

Kano:
Phonte – Dance In The Reign
Charity starts at home. Happy Friday!

noobchumpsky:
Childish Gambino – Bitch Look at Me Now (Two Weeks)
“I mean I’m rapping over Grizzly Bear, What the fuck?”

whacker:
Rustie – Flash Back
Why yes you do recognize that bass sound, Jerry Seinfeld.

Mark:
Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band – Stay Away
MMB introduced me to this guy, but my brother in law pointed out his amazing cover of Nirvana’s Stay Away.

Dan Tan:
Scars on 45 – Give me Something

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2011
10.13

Radiohead, who could easily sell out Madison Square Garden in a matter of minutes (if not seconds), recently performed two shows at Manhattan’s Roseland Ballroom, capacity 3500. Our pal Gunner and his magic fingers were somehow able to score 2 tickets via Ticketmaster for the second show, and it was confirmed: we were going to see Radiohead at what will most likely be the smallest venue of our lifetimes. Needless to say, we were both incredibly excited to see our favorite band in such an intimate venue, and it was a show I will surely never forget.

Their setlist (which you can see below) may not seem like the greatest Radiohead setlist of all time, especially on paper. But it was pretty clear, the band is warming up for a much larger tour in 2012, and they set out to play a lot of their newer material, particularly from their last few records and The King of Limbs. They also made it a point to play three new songs, only one of which has been released in some form (Supercollider). Keep on reading below to get some of my inpressons of the show, see some of my photos from the night, and watch the whole entire concert if you so please (just click each track in the setlist).

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2011
10.12

Who are we to say if Lana Del Rey is really the “gangsta Nancy Sinatra” she claims to be or just a ruthlessly-cruel creation of some 5th ave record execs. All we know is we kinda like her style. Peep her flaunt it live on the inimitable Jools Holland’s show above. Real or fake, we haven’t heard the last from this chick.

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2011
10.12

Paul Basic is one of the latest DJs on the Pretty Light’s label, and he is well suited for it. His downtempo electro hop keeps you grooving from the start of the album to the finish, just like Pretty Lights producer Derek Vincent Smith originally does.

Pulling sounds from many other of the electro-hop/glitch-hop/whatever-the-hell-people-are-calling-it-hop artists while mixing in his own dusty samples and hard beats, Paul Basic is easily able to draw you into the music, and does an excellent job at setting a mood. Interestingly, he still very clearly uses a verse, chorus, and bridge structure, which gives each track clear highs and lows.

My favorite tracks of the album, Daydream and Daylit, are below the break, and download the whole album here.

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2011
10.11

DJ Shadow is out with a new album, The Less You Know The Better. Check out the video for the first single, Border Crossing.


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2011
10.10

 Charismatic.  The word which should be used to describe the genuine duo from Sheffield, Slow Club.  However up until 18 days ago, the prominent word floating around used to describe the pair’s sound was twee.  Their edgy and memorising performance at Lancaster Library was far from the dainty and sugary descriptions previously used in conjunction with them, however.  Their debut album “Yeah, So” was the initiator of these comments and the time between this and their new album “Paradise” has seen them grow not just with age and as people but in regards to their music too.  In their own words:

“We’ve done so much since the first album. Like some of the songs on the first one we wrote when we were like sixteen, and you’re not writing the best thing you’ve ever done when you’re sixteen! So it’s good to take what you have learnt emotionally and everything and it’s kind of capturing what we always wanted.  I always felt like “I wish we’d done that on the first record” and it was a chance to do that this time.”

Their new album has received much praise, with Rebecca’s ardent and passionate voice twinned with Charles’ equally strong yet warm sound showing off their musical compatibility.  Harmonies flow, interweaving throughout the album creating interesting dimensions, meaning boredom and repetition is avoided.  Catchy beats and heartfelt lyrics lead the way, particularly in “Beginners” and “Where I’m Waking” with energy and passion at the forefront.  However there is a nice mixture with more mellow, caressing tunes such as “Hackney Marsh” or “Gold Mountain.”

We caught up with them to see how they felt about their new album and our interesting venue.

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2011
10.10

This ought to be pretty dark. Part of a limited edition (only 1,000 copies to be printed) vinyl offering. You can buy it here if you’ve got 25 pounds to drop on a two-track record. At least they’re both 12 minutes long though.


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2011
10.10

We’re still a couple of short weeks away from the formal release of the pair’s sophmore album “Audio/Video/Disco,” but as we’ve come to expect in the year 2011 we can, through the miracle of the internet, hear some of it already. A few months back we showed you the video to “Civilization.” “Helix” was Whak’s SOTW last week. The title track video is after the jump and now, courtesy of OneThirtyBPM we have a couple more, “Newlands” and “Canon.” All told we’ve now got 5 out of the 11 tracks. Full t/l along with that video after the break.

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