Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Monday, 23 September 2013
"I Dream of Wires: Hardcore Edition" trailer (09/2013 re-issue) from I Dream Of Wires on Vimeo.
If you're in any manner interested in the history of synthesizers and music technology this is essential viewing.
The cast of thousands includes - Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Gary Numan, Vince Clarke (Erasure), Morton Subotnick, Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle), Daniel Miller, Carl Craig, Flood, cEvin Key (Skinny Puppy), James Holden, Factory Floor, Legowelt, John Foxx and Bernie Krause, as well as manufacturers and modular industry leaders Doepfer, Modcan, Make Noise, Intellijel, Metasonix, Synthesis Technology/MOTM, Muffwiggler Mike and Andreas Schneider.
Further info at - http://www.idreamofwires.org/
Thursday, 19 September 2013
More info here - http://www.crowdsupply.com/open-music-labs/mixtape-alpha
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
The folk behind the hugely popular Chopshop imprint have a new label launching this Autumn called Our Records and they got me onboard to remix a track from one of their signings - Carrot Green. Heavily influenced by my love of Kerri Chandler & Larry Heard productions this takes the deep jazzy vibe of the original and couples it with a heavy duty dub bassline and heavily filtered chord progressions.
Late night deep disco shenanigans...
Thursday, 12 September 2013
And talking of Manchester. I noticed that you can grab hold of this A Guy Called Gerald gem from 1989 for peanuts via Discogs second hand sellers http://tinyurl.com/owjvbx3. This was on the flip side of Gerald's first major label release and is a reworking of 808 States 'Pacific State', a track Gerald co-wrote (without credit) so he made this version to let the world know exactly what he thought of his former bandmates!
Played by a diverse set of DJ's at the time including Weatherall, Sasha, Grooverider & Laurent Garnier it still sounds great today.
Playing back in Manchester a week next thursday night for the first time in a year or so at a night called Bank at Joshua Brooks - http://tinyurl.com/okpc83s - Can't play in Manchester without giving one of Factory Records finest releases an airing!
Really looking forward to this one as I've heard great reports about the night.
Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Monday, 9 September 2013
The Bank - Lagos Tahoe (Leftside Wobble Mix) Preview - available now at Juno, Beatport, What People Play etc
Stevie Kotey (Bear Funk's head honcho) can always be relied upon to sign great leftfield dance music that pays no heed to current trends or fashions but that has lasting impact. The Bank are just such a signing, so I'm overjoyed at being part of such a great package. Other mixes come from disco legend Al Kent, Italian cosmic warriors The Mushroom Project and the bands own Frank Agrario. Buy the whole package as there's not a duff mix included.
Friday, 6 September 2013
Kan Sano's original cover version is so good (as you can hear from the snippet here) I decided to take this in a different direction and provide a Drum & Bass treatment as it seemed so suited to the source material.
Other remixes on the package come from Late Night Tuff Guy (who provides a treatment closer to the original) and two deep house reworks of 'Music Overflow' (the flip side from the original 7" that was released earlier this year for Record Store Day).
Early support from Gilles Peterson, Roberto Rodriguez, Pete Herbert, Rahaan, Sleazy Beats, OOFT!, Dirtytwo, Sleazy McQueen, Frank Booker, Edit Murphy, Marius Våreid, Sixth Avenue Express, Dave Allison, Get Down Edits, Legendary 1979 Orchestra ...
Released today at JunoDownload - www.junodownload.com/products/kan-s…ne/2284923-02/
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
One of those occasional Soundcloud delights you come across. Frankie Goes Deep has been uploading stuff to SC for the last three years (very similar production style to Late Night Tuff Guy) and he keeps getting better. Check out the full archive - there's gold in them there hills! :)
Tuesday, 3 September 2013
Monday, 2 September 2013
Kraftwerkian percussion meets Jamaican dub bass & sumptuous disco strings for a deep house workout heavily influenced by my trips to Berlin. Probably going to stick this on the flip side of 'Need Your Love' when it's released later this year on one of my favourite Berlin based record labels 'Dirt Crew Recordings'.