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Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Mash ups!!

Over the last couple of years a small groups of bootleggers (including myself) got together and made these X-mas Mash ups.

I hope you like them!

Click the images to go to the downloads!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Savoy - Automatic

During one of my most recent new music hunting sessions I found this awesome, Colorado based, electro trio.

Seriously good stuff!!

Here is their newest album (which they have on their site for FREE).



(Download directions are at the bottom of the page)

More free downloads at http://savoyband.com/

Savoy Live at the Fox Theater with their 'Jamrock' remix.

Savoy Myspace!

Savoy Website!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Culturedeluxe's Top 100 Albums of 2009

The whole gang over at Culture Deluxe got together to come up with a top 100 albums of 2009 list...and here is what we came up with.

Here are the top 10.

1. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - 'The Pains of Being Pure at Heart' (Fortuna Pop)

Despite various screams of 'hype' directed at a certain large US indie music website in January, those that had heard their early singles knew that The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's adorable retreading of shoegaze-era indie was difficult, nay impossible, not to fall in love with. The musical equivalent of flicking through a new acquaintances record collection and finding you like every single disc - best friends from that moment on.
2. The Horrors - 'Primary Colours' (XL)

Nobody gave them a chance. To come back from their NME-hyped beginnings and a disappointingly sketchy debut album? To shake off their unpopular garage rock sound and fully embrace full-blown krautrock-driven psychedelia? Well, they did and to often startling effect leaving detractors the world over eating their words while uncontrollably nodding their heads. As Dr Foster put it in our May review: "to make your second LP sound brilliant be sure to record a really shit debut." Wise words indeed.
3. Bat For Lashes - 'Two Suns' (EMI)

Natasha Khan released her second album this spring to press adulation and an appreciative fanbase alike. Although not always as immediate as her debut 'Fur and Gold', the end result was altogether a more mature and cohesive affair. Interest escalated this autumn as 'Two Suns' became the bookies favourite to scoop this year's Mercury Music Prize, only to be beaten at the final hurdle by the inferior 'Speech Therapy' by Speech Debelle.
4. Animal Collective - 'Merriweather Post Pavilion' (Domino)

Simply picking up 'Merriweather Post Pavilion' and examining the disorientating front cover was enough this year to warp your mind - and this was before we'd managed to prise out the CD and start playing it. The noughties' answer to the Beach Boys produced their 'Pet Sounds' this year coupling the unexpectedly warm, yet unhinged pop of 'Summertime Clothes' and 'Bluish' with the deranged ramblings of 'Lion in a Coma'. Quite simply a knowingly abstract group at the height of their powers allowing them to quite rightly cross over into the lives of others.
5. The Duckworth Lewis Method - 'The Duckworth Lewis Method' (1969)

The only thing more surprising than England's Ashes win this summer was this delightful collection which arrived out of mid-wicket with a well-oiled bat and a glint in its suprisingly Irish eyes. The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon and Pugwash's Thomas Walsh joined forces, took their name from a confusing mathematical routine for deducing target batting scores and wrote an album around the concept of cricket. From 'The Coin Toss' through the batting order to 'The Nightwatchman' and 'The End of the Innings', this collection never once failed to charm and never more so than the wonderfully whimsical and witty 'Jiggery Pokery' which reminded a nation how much Mike Gatting hates Shane Warne.
6. Florence & The Machine - 'Lungs' (Moshi Moshi)

Florence and her machine topped many "one to watch" polls this January and even picked up a Brit Award in recognition of this fact, but we had to wait until the summer to find out if the debut LP would justify the column inches. Happily, for many Culturedeluxe writers, the collection delivered all the promise and more, from the scintillating sounds of early single 'Dog Days Are Over' to a much-heralded run through the old Candi Staton standard 'You Got The Love'.
7. The Lions Constellation - 'Flashing Light' (BCore Disc)

While American acts such as Ringo Deathstarr and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart jumped on the UK-fuzz guitar retro bandwagon, Spanish act The Lions Constellation scored a point for Europe with a collection of modern-day, psychedelic shoegaze. Proof positive that 2009, for those of us who looked outside the Top 10, was actually more about resurrecting the spirit of Kevin Shields and Jim Reid than Howard Jones and Gary Numan.
8. Mos Def - 'The Ecstatic' (Downtown)

A decade since last being musically relevant and as far away from his Hollywood career as you can imagine, Mos Def returned in 2009 free from major label shackles and with a refreshing new experimental attitude. Production from Stones Throw stalwarts MadLib and J Dilla threw psychedelia and Middle Eastern and Latin grooves into the pot making this one of the most interesting and best hip hop albums in an age.
9. The Phantom Band - 'Checkmate Savage' (Chemikal Underground)

Glasgow's The Phantom Band, famed for playing surprise gigs under various names, finally decided on a fixed moniker in 2009 with the release of their spellbinding debut LP. Healthy portions of classic rock mixed with titillating electronica and, oh yes, the occasional doo-wop solo, to provide one of 2009's most interesting mixtures. While the nation lapped up the mediocre Kings of Leon, here were a band doing essentially the same thing but at an astronomically higher level.
10. Saint Etienne vs Richard X - 'Foxbase Beta' (Saint Etienne Fanclub)

Self-confessed lover of all things retro, Richard X was let loose on Saint Etienne's 1991 debut in its entirity. Thus 'Foxbase Alpha' evolved with measured subtlety to 'Foxbase Beta'; bolstered with a noughties dancefloor sensibility while retaining its old-school feel and original sass. Here Richard X gave everyone a lesson in remixing with due care and love for the source material.

Go over to the Culture Deluxe Blog to see the rest!

I will have my personal top 20 albums of 2009 up on the blog shortly!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sean Bones - Rings

Take The Police and Toots and The Maytals and you get Sean Bones and his reggae-infused, indie pop, debut album `Rings`. Whether it`s the "Skipping on, Skipping on" of `Easy Street` or the "You took me to another place" of `Cry Cry Cry`, this album reeks of good times and fun. Sean has crafted an album of great reggae music and fun pop lyrics. `Coco` and `Visions` had me feeling The Specials influence while `Act So Casual` has a more worldly sound with the addition of some great flute and organ action. Sean was also able to enlist the help of pal Norah Jones on the relaxed `Turn Them`. This is a great end-of-summer album that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy. It`s got great music and fun lyrics, what more do you need? Time to put this on repeat and go to the pool before it closes.

8 out of 10

Sean Bones Myspace!

The Lions Constellation - Flashing Light

The Lions Constellation, who are based out of Spain, pick up right where The Jesus and Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine left off with their new album, `Flashing Lights`. `Kiss Me` begins the album with the JAMC fuzz and dream-pop feel you know and love. `Butterflies and Flowers` continues the shoegaze revival sounding more like the The Soup Dragons while `Nothing to be Done` is more Ride, circa `Dawn Patrol`. The rest of the album has plenty of feedback and distortion as well as sweet and catchy lyrics like "I don`t know why / when I look at your face my heart is blue / I can understand, I try to be strong/ but I`m still in love with you" from `Where did you go`. `She`s My Heroine` is 7 minutes of spaced out psychedelic stoner fuzz that will possible melt your brain (hands down one of my favorite tracks on the album). I have never been this excited about reviving a style or trend but this disc hasn`t left my CD player since I got it. Honestly the best new album (of older sounding tunes) I`ve heard in ages. Get this now! You`ll thank me for it. I for one welcome our new shoegaze overlords.

9 out of 10

The Lions Constellation Myspace!

The Protagonist! - Pink Fuzz!

As soon as the samples started in the first track, `Stand By for Mind Control`, I knew I was in for something a little different and a little special. `Pink Fuzz!` is full of lush synths swells, filter sweeps and random samples from start to finish. A few of the stand out tracks are `I hope I Die in the Arms of the Girl I Love` (very dreamy with a funky break beat),` Pink Fuzz!` (which includes some cheeky x-rated sample goodness), `God Can`t Come to the Phone Right Now` (I could see this track being played in Monty Python`s version of Heaven from `The Meaning Of Life`) and `The Hippies and the Beats` (great horn work and to reply to a sample used, "Yes, I can dig it!"). Any one of these tunes could be compared with early Air or Groove Armada. Solid stuff.

The album really has a warm and fuzzy feeling to it. It`s a perfect soundtrack for those long Sunday drives to nowhere, some deep reflection or a little mood music to help you with the ladies (nudge, nudge, wink, wink). My only real criticism would be some of the synths sounded very similar throughout the album. Even so, `Pink Fuzz!` is an impressive debut album that has me eagerly awaiting The Protagonist!`s next outing.

7 out of 10

The Protagonist! Myspace!

The Protagonist! Website!

Music Go Music - Expressions

The Los Angeles Italo-disco trio channel ABBA and the 70`s (while still sounding fresh) with their new release `Expressions`. The album sounds like a best of collection from a band you`ve loved for years. Whether it`s the surfer guitars on `Thousand Crazy Nights` or the vocal wail at the beginging of ABBA inspired `I walk Alone`, you get a deja vu feeling like you grew up listening to this album but forgot about it and just found it again. Within seconds I found myself tapping my feet, knoding my head and belting out the chorus like I was a background singer. "Light of Love` makes you think someone dusted of a lost b-side to The Dixie Cups hit single `Going to the Chapel` while `Love, Violent Love` makes you think of Neil Diamond and sequined jump suits (which may or may not be a bad thing). `Warm in The Shadows` is a bizarro version of Blondie`s `Atomic` while ` Goodbye Everybody` ends the album on a very folk flavored, James Taylor vibe (think - "I`d like to buy the world a coke"). This is a very catchy, extremely fun album from a band that isn`t afraid to wear their influences on their sleeves.

7 out of 10

Music Go Music Myspace!

Music Go Music Website!

DJ Yoda - How to Cut & Paste: The Thirties Edition

DJ Yoda, turntable master known for his earlier `Cut n` Paste` releases, has released his newest in the `Cut n` Paste` series `The Thirties Edition`. DJ Yoda seamlessly puts breakbeats, drum n bass and scratches underneath these classic songs and movie samples and has created a mix that is entertaining from start to finish.

The album is full of sampled tunes such as `Vera Ward Hall`s Trouble So Hard` and `Sometimes` by Bessie Jones (Moby used both on Natural Blues and Honey respectively), Moondog’s ‘Lament 1, Bird’s Lament’ (the original sample from Mr Scruff’s ‘Get a Move On’) as well as Thelonious Monk’s ‘Black and Tan Fantasy’ (Wu-Tang Clan`s ‘Shame On A Nigga’ sampled this). The album includes tracks from Harry McClintock, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway and many more.

This is not as engaging as some of his earlier mixes (like How to Cut and Paste Mix Tape Vol.2 and FabricLive 39) due to the fact that he plays it safe with a lot of the tunes and music he uses to throw underneath the tracks. That said, this is still a great addition to an already great series (I prefer this mix to the Country & Western Edition) . DJ Yoda does it again. Can you dig it?

7 out of 10

DJ Yoda Myspace!

DJ Yoda Website!

Juliette Lewis - Terra Incognita

Since seeing her act as the rock star lead singer in `Strange Days`, I knew Juliette Lewis had the ability to rock my socks off. After four years, two full-length albums and countless tours, now she is back with her new solo project sans The Licks (good thing I bought more socks!). This album, produced by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of The Mars Volta, easily shifts from Gossip inspired punk of `All Is For Good` to the Bloc Party, rock heavy feel of `Fantasy Bar` and the avant-garde style of `Female Persecution`.

`Terra Incognitea` has a very Janis Joplin-flavoured track in `Hard Lovin` Woman` and even a love song, `Romeo`, which has one of the catchiest hooks I`ve heard in years, "You and I underneath the blue light, Always and forever / This love we steal, Feels so real, Always and forever / I keep you inside, Something to remember." It nice to see that Juliette likes to push herself and her music and the variety of vocal / musical styles she uses throughout the album are impressive. It may have taken her a while but Juliette has finally found herself and, in the process, made a tremendously good record (that rocks!).

8 out of 10

Juliette Lewis Myspace!

Sally Shapiro - My Guilty Pleasure

It seems that Italo-disco is making a comeback this year and at the forefront is Sally Shapiro with her album `My Guilty Pleasure`. Filled with lush ambient beds the album starts off with `Swimming Through The Blue Lagoon` before going to the "sure to be club hit" `Looking At The Stars`, `My Fantasy` and Moonlight Dance`. `Save Your Love`, the high point of the album, is crafted with 80`s era synths and pop melodies (think Depeche Mode or New Order) while `Let It Show` has an almost Royksopp feel to it. The album comes close to the edge of being cheese but manages to stay on the right side of the fence, for the most part. Sally Shapiro does Synth/Dream Pop very well. I just hope she tries to expand the formula on future albums. In the meantime, I am really looking forward to the inevitable remixes to add some more umph to the album.

6 out of 10

Sally Shapiro Myspace!

Sally Shapiro Website!

Imogen Heap - Ellipse

Sounding more like Alanis or Dido (which, in this case, is a bad thing), Imogen Heap follows up her acclaimed 2005 album ` Speak For Yourself` with the much anticipated `Ellipse`. Fans of Imogen will probably take to it effortlessly, but those taking a nonpartisan stance may be disappointed with this lacklustre follow up to what is largely considered a fantastic album.

Her lyrical and vocal talent is still clearly on display and is still the driving force to the album. The problem comes with the over-produced / commercial sound it has as a whole. Instead of making an record that makes Imogen happy, it seems she has tried to make an album that will make her fans happy (she even had them help write some of the tracks via Twitter). This is may be good for her wallet as they will most likely flock to pick it up, but it is a bad thing for people who appreciated the work that went into the innovative last album.

Certain tracks like `Aha`, `2-1` and `Half Life` hint at the older Imogen with intriguing production, instruments and vocal turns. Then you have other tracks that have her channeling Dido (`Swoon` and `Wait it out`) and Alanis (`Earth` and `Bad Body Double`) and really do a disservice to a talented artist (seriously...`Bad Body Double` is just bad, maybe the fans wrote that one in it`s entirety).

Imogen`s interaction with her fan base is commendable, but hopefully she will soon get back to making thought provoking and genre pushing music and not copping out to make her newly acquired tween fan base happy. The album is more miss than hit but Imogen is still a vibrant and talented artist who can blow you away when she puts her mind to it. Here`s hoping she feels like it soon!

5 out of 10

Imogen Heap Myspace!

Imogen Heap Website!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Muse - Knights Of Cydonia (Gramatik Remix)

I went to see Pretty Lights (see my previous post) last night at the 930 club in Washington DC and Gramatik opened for him. I am a HUGE fan of Gramatik and he recently did this remix of Muse - Knights Of Cydonia which he closed his set with last night...the club went crazy.

Here is the remix.

Grab it for FREE off his Facebook page HERE!! Play it loud!

Go get his albums Street Bangerz Vol 1 & Vol 2 NOW!!

Gramatik Myspace!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

DJ Zinc - Essential Mix 11-14-09

DJ Zinc is a drum and bass/breaks DJ from The UK. He hit the decks at Radio 1 for an Essential mix on the 14th of November.

Grab it HERE!

Tracklist -

Geeneus ft Ms Dynamite - Get Low (CDR)
Zinc - Nu Sound (Bingo Bass)
Acid Girls - Lightworks [Harvard Bass Remix] (Iheartcomix)
Sex Weed - Juice String [Laidback Luke Remix -Zinc Edit] (CDR)
Tempa T - Boy Off Da Ting [Accapella]
Unknown - Klambu (Unknown)
Ramon Tapia - Whats Next (CDR)
Major Lazer - Pon Di Floor [Zinc Edit] (Mad Decent)
De Bos - On The Run [Ralvero Get Down Remix] (CDR)
Jme - Bigup (BBK)
Unknown - Jazzy Olives (CDR)
Fake Blood - Dozens (Cheap Thrills)
Kavalla Funk vs Deep Down - Mike Dunn [Zinc Edit] (Defected)
Ramon Tapia - Whats Next (Herzblut)
Yonurican - Boriken Soul (Priti Soul)
Smify & Quiffy - Champion Sound [Zinc's Crack House Mix] (Dubplate)
AGel Abril - Spells Of Yoruba [Accapella] (Defected)
Passion Pit - Little Secrets [Jack Beats Remix] (Columbia)
Unknown - Bad Man Riddim (CDR)
Zinc Ft Angela Hunte - Jekyll N Hyde (Bingo Bass)
SonicC - Saiph (Music Response)
TrRG - Twilight Riddim [Zinc Cant Mix Edit] (Tempa)
Kid Cudi - Embrace The Martian [Seiji Mix] (Fools Gold)
Zinc & Benga ft Ms Dynamite - My DJ (CDR)
Olivier Giacomotto vs DJ T - Superskank vs Dis [Riva Starr Mashup] (CDR)
NG ft Katy B - Tell Me [Zinc Special] (Data)
Laidback Luke, Joeysuki & Apste - Need Your Lovin [Zinc Edit] (Mixmash)
Zinc - Pimp My Ride (Bingo Bass)
Sydney Sampson - Riverside (Data)
Starkillers - B. Ass Trick (Nervous Records)
Marco Del Horno - The Only Way Is Down (Bullet Train)
Chase & Status - Eastern Jam [Kyle Watson Remix] (Ram)
Tom EQ - Funk (Unknown)
Tiga - What You Need [Proxy Remix] (Turbo)
Zinc - Horrible (Bingo Bass)
Tempa T - Next Hype [Zinc Instrumental] (CDR)
Majorlazer - When You Hear A Bassline [Tony Senghore's Accapella] (Mad Decent)
Altered Natives - Rass Out (CDR)
Hard House Banton - Sirens (CDR)
SonicC - Stickin' (Music Response)
SonicC - Stickin' [Digital Lab Remix] (Music Response)
Snatch - Kewok [Daniel Hakaasman Remix] (Snatch Recordings)
Laidback Luke & Diplo - Hey (Mad Decent)
Laidback Luke & Diplo - Hey [Sydney Sampson Remix] (Mad Decent)
Zinc ft Ms Dynamite - Wile Out (Bingo Bass)
Emalkay - When I Look At You [Zinc Edit] (Dub Police)
Unknown - The Shaman [Jundland Wastes Mix] (CDR)
Roska ft Jamie George - Wonderful Day [Zinc Special] (Kiks An Snares)
ATrack & Laidback Luke - Shake It Down (Fools Gold)
Oliver $ & Jesse Rose - Got Your Thing [Zinc Edit] (Greco Roman)
Headhunter - Prototype [Modeselektor Remix] (Tempa)
Zinc & Benga ft Sweetie Irie - Number 1 Girls (Bingo Bass)
AC Slater - Jack Got Jacked [Jack Beats Remix] (Trouble And Bass)
Zinc ft No.Lay - Killa Sound [Accapella] (Bingo Bass)
Zinc - 128 Trek (Bingo Bass)
Gracious Nappa Man K - Migraine Skank [Accapella] (CDR)
Proxy vs No.Lay - Raven [Zinc Special] (Turbo)
Johnny L - Hurt You So (CDR)
LFO - LFO (Warp)
Bodysnatch - Euphony [Just 4 U London] (CDR)
Kicks Like A Mule - The Bouncer (CDR)
Rufige Crew - Terminator (Metalheads)
LTJ Bukem - Atlantis (Good Looking)
Goldie - Inner City Life (Metalheads)

Check out his track 'Blunt Edge' below.

Catch DJ Zinc on tour!

Nov 19 2009 8:00P
cardiff cardiff
Nov 20 2009 8:00P
fwd+rinse@matter london, London and South East
Nov 21 2009 8:00P
cynt swansea
Nov 27 2009 8:00P
corsica studios london
Nov 28 2009 8:00P
whp w/annie mac toddla t skream +++ manchester
Dec 4 2009 8:00P
bar mango reading
Dec 18 2009 8:00P
superfly leicester
Dec 18 2009 8:00P
cable london
Dec 31 2009 8:00P
concorde brighton
Dec 31 2009 8:00P
fabric london
Jan 8 2010 8:00P
matter london

DJ Zinc Myspace!

DJ Zinc Website!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Soundhog - Radio Soundhog Vol 7

Soundhog, a bootleg legend in my book, has a new long mix and it's brilliant.

In his own words...

"Well, what the fuck happened here, then?

Good question. How anyone can spend three and a half years putting together a simple mix of old records? Well, it's not quite that simple, as I hope you'd expect from my previous stuff. The amount of time I actually spent working on RsH7 since April 2006 could be compressed down into a few weeks, perhaps. I probably spent twenty times as long staring at blank sections of an Ableton project, wondering what the hell to do next. This would usually turn out to be deleting whatever I'd done previously. People forget about you when you go quiet, if indeed they knew about you at all. I withdrew from the battered remains of the bootleg scene as it got swallowed up by the m@$h up monster. I stopped looking at certain internet forums for the sake of my blood pressure. Often there would be gaps of three, four or five months in between opening and closing the mix project (usually with no results anyway). I reeled in horror as a Kid Rock record hit the charts which featured a combination of tracks I'd put into the mix a few months previously. Tunes which were box fresh when I decided to work with them turned into golden oldies. One thought would continually buzz around my head as I looked at the screen: "What's the bloody point?"

I've still not answered that question.

Two and a half years later, I managed to get an hour's worth of audio together, which was broadcast on a friend's radio show (to no reaction, save for a select few mates) just before Xmas 2008. I wasn't happy with it, but I'd had a deadline and it was finished off in a drunken rush the in the early hours of d-day. A further 10 months passed before I could stand to revisit the thing, replace the bits that had nagged me and get it to the state it's in now, which still isn't perfect and I know I'll regret bits of it as soon as it gets into the wild. Ah, well. Too bloody late now, eh?

**Dull technical bollocks alert**

The mix contains 4,130 individual samples/clips spread over seven audio tracks, with a large number of effects and EQs running in real time. All audio manipulation is done within Ableton Live 5 with nothing (apart from a few snippets of speech and the odd cymbal sample) prepared 'offline', if that's the right term to use. Every track is chopped up and processed as required within the single project file. The upshot of this is nearly 3.5gb of audio 'raw material' to deal with. My computer is over 8 years old, with a 1.4GHz P4 processor and 512mb of RAM. To say it was "struggling to cope" with all of this activity is quite an understatement. By the final stages, any modification to any part of the project (moving a sample, changing a volume setting, altering an effect's automation etc.) would result in four or five minutes worth of hard disk churning, and very often a total system crash. As for processor usage, don't even go there. I doubt any of this ridiculous detail will be apparent in the final result, but perhaps that's a good thing. They always say a good edit is one that nobody hears. How apt...

So, here it is, then. My last will and testament, and all that. I'm way beyond being objective about the result. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I didn't. The game's very much over."

Grab it HERE! (zip file including artwork)

Tracklisting (not in order of appearance):

Add N To (X) - Metal Fingers In My Body
Adina Howard - (Freak) And You Know It
Amerie - One Thing
Aphrodite's Child - Air
Bad Bascombe - Black Grass
Banbarra - Shack Up
The Bar-Kays - Son Of Shaft
The Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom
The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever
Black Heat - Love The Life You Live
Black Sabbath - The Wizard
Broadcast - Phantom
Can - I Want More
Capricorn - I Need Love
Coke Escovedo - I Wouldn't Change A Thing
Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up
Delia & Gavin - Relevee
Depth Charge - Number 9
The Doors - Peace Frog
D.O.S.E. - Crack Man In Bat Den Sex Shock
Faust - Läuft...Heißt das es läuft oder es kommt bald...Läuft
Four Tet - As Serious As Your Life
Freedom - Toe Grabber
Fuzzy Haskins - The Fuzz & Da Boog
Gang Of Four - I Found That Essence Rare
Giorgio - Utopia
The Go Team! - Grip Like A Vice
Graham Central Station - The Jam
Half Man Half Biscuit - Irk The Purists
Harry Stoneham & Johnny Eyden - Coming Home, Baby
The Human League - Love Action
The Jackson Sisters - I Believe In Miracles
Jeans Team - Keine Melodien
The Jimmy Castor Bunch - It's Just Begun
John Baker - Structures
Johnny Scott - Race The Devil
Juicy Lucy - Who Do You Love?
LCD Soundsystem - Get Innocuous
Liquid Liquid - Optimo
Mansun - Take It Easy, Chicken
Martha & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Mc Duke - I'm Riffin'
Melvin Bliss - Synthetic Substitution
The Meters - Here Comes The Meterman
Mr Oizo - Positif
My Bloody Valentine - Soon
New Fast Automatic Daffodils - Big
Orcop - Tyrant Human King
Pepe Deluxe - Salami Fever
Rage Against The Machine - Renegades Of Funk
Rusty Bryant - Fire Eater
Sharon Phillips - Want 2 Need 2
Simple Minds - Theme For Great Cities
Sound Experience - Boogie Woogie
Tears For Fears - Shout
Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London
Wilson Pickett - Get Me Back On Time, Engine #9
The Zombies - Time Of The Season
ZZT - The Worm

Plus guest contributions from:

George Martin
Stephen Fry
Kenny Everett
Dr Jack Van Impe
Jon Pertwee

Soundhog Myspace.

Soundhog Website!

Soundhog Facebook Artist Page!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Boys Noize Essential Mix!

Boys Noize is the moniker of Alexander Ridha, a German electro producer and DJ. It is also the name of Ridha’s label, Boysnoize records, which he set up in 2005. He is also a prolific remixer whose credits include well-known acts such as Bloc Party, Depeche Mode, Feist, and Justice.

Boys Noize Did an Essential mix last month and you can grab it below!

Boys Noize Essential Mix October 10th 2009
(it's a large download but well worth it!!)


1. Kenny Larkin "Rubbernotes" (Plus 8 Records)
2. Dj Funk "F** U Later" (Dancemania)
3. Boc Productions "Fall In Love" (Alan Braxe Remix) (Chez Records)
4. Fanton "Faithful" (Source)
5. Gene Farris "Disco Heaven" (Ian Pooley Mix 2) (Force Inc.)
5. Unknown Artist "Me And My Peoples Eyes" (White Lable)
6. Tres Demented "Brainfreeze" (Planet E)
7. Kenlou 4 "Mack Daddy Shoot" (MAW)
7. Ian Pooley "The Allnighter" (NRK)
7. Neon Lights "House Of Funk" (Jinxx Records)
8. Zongamin "Spiral" (XL)
9. Sylvester "Baby, Let’s Trip Out" (Secret Mixes Fixes Vol.9)
10. We're Lofty Volt "Alter Flaw” (RVNG Intl.)
11. In Flagranti "I’m Sorry, I’m Terribly Sensitive" (Codek)
12. Kiki "Gas" (Bpitch Control)
13. Cassius "La Mouch" (DJ Falcon Vs. Harry Choo Choo Romeo Edit) (Virgin)
14. DJ Duke" Bonus" (Big Big Trax)
15. Dave Angel "Tokyo Stealth Fighter" (Carl Craig Remx) (4th & Broadway)
16. Matias Aguayo "Bo Jack" (Instrumental) (Comeme)
17. Errorsmith "Stiff Neck" (Errorsmith)
18. Feadz "Lisborg Error" (Ed Banger)
19. Plasticman "Hypokondriak" (Minus)
20. Ricardo Villalobos "Dexter" (Playhouse)
21. Sweet Light "Mecaniques Remontees" (Freak N Chic)
22. Cajmere "Come" (Green Velvet Mix) (Cajual Records)
23. Paul Jacobs "Motocross Madness" (Aquarius Records)
24. Geoffrey Williams "Sex Life" (Armand Van Helden Remix) (Hands On )Records
25. Like A Time "Like 6" (Like Records)
26. Thomas Bangalter "What To Do" (Roule)
27. Daft Punk "Burnin’" (Ian Pooley Remix) (Virgin)
28. CZR "Chicago Southside" (International House Records)
29. Hugo Moya "Move" (Relief Records)
30. Track Stars "Horns & Bass" (Wanted Records)
31. Jeff Mills "The Bells" (Axis Records)
32. Dustin Zahn "Stranger" (Rekids)
33. Speedy J "Lee Mitten Menu" (Novamute)
34. Modeselektor "Turn Deaf" (Bpitch Control)
35. Rheingold "Dreiklangsdimensionen" (Welt Rekord / EMI)
36. Soundhack “Soundhack” (Soundhack)
37. Ben Klock "Goodly Sin" (Robert Hood Remix) (Ostgut Ton)
38. Theo Parrish "Lake Shore Drive" (Sound Signature)
39. Untold "Stop What You Are Doing" (Hemlock)
40. Feadz "On All Forth" (Bpitch Control)
41. DJ Godfather “Unknown” (Databass)
42. Ghetto Classics Vol 2 "Aceler8" (Dance Mania)
43. Benga "Go Tell Them" (Tempa)
44. Benga" Night" (Tempa)
45. Untold "I Cant Stop" (Hessle Audio)
46. Rude 66 "Die Stärke Der Vernichteten Schläge" (Bunker)
47. DJ Koze "Don’t Feed The Cat" (Kompakt)

Go see Boys Noize on tour!

Upcoming Shows ( view all )
Nov 5 2009 8:00P
Nov 6 2009 8:00P
Nov 7 2009 8:00P
Nov 8 2009 8:00P
Nov 13 2009 8:00P
Nov 14 2009 8:00P
Nov 20 2009 8:00P
Nov 21 2009 8:00P
Nov 27 2009 8:00P
Nov 28 2009 8:00P
Dec 3 2009 8:00P
Dec 4 2009 8:00P
Dec 5 2009 8:00P
Dec 11 2009 8:00P
Dec 12 2009 8:00P
Dec 17 2009 8:00P
Dec 18 2009 8:00P
Dec 19 2009 8:00P
Dec 31 2009 8:00P
Jan 1 2010 8:00P
Jan 5 2010 8:00P

Boys Noize Myspace!

Boys Noize Website!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

New Mix!

Crossbreed A Solcofn Mix 10-2-09

1 Zombie Nation - Radio Controlled (Hey Today Mix)
2 Koen Groeneveld - Wake turbulence (Spektre Mix)
3 Federico Milani - Green (Alex Di Stefano Mix)
4 Umek - Satisfying Place
5 Fatboy Slim - Star 69 (X-Press 2 Wine-Em Dine-Em 69-Em Mix)
6 Harrison Crump Presents The Clumps - The Talk (Bad Boy Bill Mix)
7 Minimal Funk - Groovy Thang (Glaubnitz and Roc Mix)
8 Dj Dan - That Zipper Track (Breakdown Mix)
9 Metaforce - TheBeat Of A Metaphor (Rhythm Masters Mix)
10 Deadmau5 and Mc Flipside - Hi Friend
11 Dj Dan - That Phone Track 2009 (Calverton Mix)
12 Will Bailey - The Cannock (Wobble Hot Mouth Mix)
13 Boltan - Creepy (Mightyfools Mix)
14 Cassius - Youth Speed Trouble Cigarettes (K.S. Higher State Of Consciousness of Da Funk Mix)
15 Lily Allen - The Fear (Bart B More Mix)

Crossbreed - A Solcofn Mix 10-2-09

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pretty Lights

I can't believe it took me this long to find out about Pretty Lights. This has to be one of the best "new" artist I've found this year. I've had his albums on repeat for the last couple of days and I can't say enough good things about his work...but...I am getting ahead of myself...let me start over....

Pretty Lights is Colorado based producer Derek Vincent Smith and when performing live, drummer Cory Eberhard . Pretty Lights , in a nutshell, makes instrumental hip hop with an electronic bent. To say that's all he does would really be a disservice to him. His music has soul. It's funky. It's got all kinds of samples amazingly put together and it also has just enough electronic flavor to separate it from the typical hip hop instrumental crowd.

He has 3 full albums (one is a double disc) on his website FOR FREE (go to the downloads page, duh!)! He is doing an insane amount of touring and if you get a chance...GO SEE HIM! You will not forget it.


Here he is with Cory on drums at Red Rocks earlier this year.

Pretty Lights Website!!

Pretty Light Myspace!

See him on tour!!

Upcoming Shows ( view all )
Oct 28 2009 9:00P
Exit In (SOLD OUT) Nashville, Tennessee
Oct 29 2009 8:00P
The Valarium Knoxville, Tennessee
Oct 30 2009 9:00P
The Orange Peel (SOLD OUT) Asheville, North Carolina
Oct 31 2009 3:00A
Haunted Harbor Fest @ The Vue - Late Night Performance Charleston, South Carolina
Oct 31 2009 9:00P
Halloween Party @ The Music Farm (SOLD OUT) Charleston, South Carolina
Nov 3 2009 9:00P
Crowbar Ybor City, Florida
Nov 4 2009 9:00P
Vagabond Miami, Florida
Nov 5 2009 9:00P
The Engine Room Tallahassee, Florida
Nov 7 2009 9:00P
The House of Blues New Orleans, Louisiana
Nov 10 2009 9:00P
Granada Theater Dallas, Texas
Nov 11 2009 9:00P
La Zona Rosa Austin, Texas
Nov 12 2009 9:00P
Georges Majestic Lounge Fayetteville, Arkansas
Nov 13 2009 9:00P
Newby’s Memphis, Tennessee
Nov 14 2009 9:00P
The Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 17 2009 9:00P
Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
Nov 18 2009 9:30P
9:30 Club Washington DC, Washington DC
Nov 19 2009 9:00P
Fillmore NY New York City, New York
Nov 20 2009 9:00P
The Note West Chester, Pennsylvania
Nov 21 2009 9:00P
The Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts
Nov 22 2009 11:00P
Wescott Theatre Syracuse, New York
Jan 3 2010 11:00P
Jam Cruise 8 Carribean Ocean, Florida