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Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Lions Constellation - Flashing Lights

I've had this on repeat here at the house all week and I am still loving it! Best thing I've heard in ages. It's a little bit Jesus and Mary Chain with a hint of Brit-pop (Stone Roses and Ride) and Sonic Youth thrown for good measure. Great shoegazy-ish stuff!

Here is the video for "Kiss Me".

Kiss Me

The Lion Constellation Myspace!!

Go get the WONDERFUL new album 'Flashing Lights' NOW!


Friday, August 21, 2009

The Phenomenal Handclap Band

The Phenomenal Handclap Band is a tight-knit aggregation of musicians and artists from Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. At the center of the collective, Daniel Collás (the Witch Doctor) and Sean Marquand (the Medicine Man) who, after years of searching and contemplation, through live performance and the manipulation of recorded music, have finally succeeded in assembling the personification of their holy vision: The Phenomenal Handclap Band.

It all started with Collás and Marquand, two New York underground club DJs feeling restless with the concept of playing other people's music. Both had also been involved in the NYC nightlife scene, and had an almost encyclopedic knowledge of esoteric music ranging from Brazilian soul to vintage psych-rock... becoming producers seemed to be the next logical step. After writing and working with a wide range of artists, from veteran soul acts to up-and-coming rock n' rollers, the duo set their sights on their most personal project, The Phenomenal Handclap Band.

The band's core consists of, along with Daniel & Sean, Patrick Wood, Nicholas Movshon, Pier Pappalardo, Luke O'Malley, Laura Marin, Quinn Luke, and Joan Tick. Together, in their Lower East Side studio, they crafted a sound that is equal parts anthemic, dancefloor-oriented and orchestral, borrowing elements from progressive rock, disco, electro, and psychedelia. Throughout the recording, many friends stopped by in interest of the project including The Lady Tigre, Aurelio Valle, Bart Davenport, Jon Spencer & Jaleel Bunton to name a few.

Live, The Phenomenal Handclap Band is distilled to an eight-member powerhouse, an eye-popping spectacle that overwhelms the senses. It pulses with a savage rhythm section that provides the ultimate foil for cascading guitars and electrified washes of organ and synthesizers. Their delirious sermonizing whips crowds into a charismatic frenzy. Needless to say, their live shows are more akin to a spiritual church revival than an actual rock show.

The Phenomenal Handclap Band - You'll Disappear (Ilya Santana Remix)

Download it from the player or grab it HERE!

The Phenomenal Handclap Band Myspace!

The Phenomenal Handclap Band Website!

solcofn.com.......down for the moment.

My website is down for the time being and all traffic will be sent here till I can find a new host. I received a C&D for my mash ups and my host asked me to kindly leave.

Once I find someplace new to go I will let you know where that is but in the meantime I will post stuff here.

Thanks for bearing with me!


After asking them to delete my account and redirect my domain....I was able to resolve some issues with my host and they have unsuspended my account!

Service is back to normal!


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Zodiac Cartel

I was already a fan of Zodiac Cartel but this clinches it! I was alerted to this mix a few days ago and after listening to it...I had to pass it on.

It's got breaks, dub, fidget and loads more.

Kneel Before Zod (Zodiac Cartel Mixtape - August 2009)

Intro (Kneel Before Zod)
AC Slater - Calm Down
Tony Anthem & Axl Ender - Foxy Lady
Lee Mortimer & Foamo - It's Going Down
Figure - Aura (Original)
Rockwell D - Tempo Critical
The Yank - We Can't Be Stopped (ZC re-edit)
Hijack - Party People (Bootleg Mix)
Mike Hulme - 100mg (The Loops of Fury Mix)
Laidback Luke & A-Track - Shake it Down (ZC re-edit)
RQM - Barely Evil (Bass Weazel Dub)
Shab Ruffcut - Little Lady Lou Lou (Tom EQ Mix)
Boltan - Creepy (Mighty Fools Mix)
Haggstrom & Casswell - Room is Spinning Quickly
Zodiac Cartel - We Don't Play That (Aniki Mix)
Zodiac Cartel - Sweet Control
Bill Eff - Trouserflap (Will Bailey Mix)
Detboi - Y'all Want More (Sinden Mix)
TC - Where's My Money (Caspa Mix) (Elite Force Re-Fix)

Grab it HERE!!!

Zodiac Cartel Myspace!

Zodiac Cartel Website!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Back from vacation with a new mix!

I am back from vacation in Las Vegas. While on Holiday I had time to throw together a new mix....hope you lot like it! It's fidgetastic!

While on Hols - A Solcofn Mix 8-12-09

1 Will Bailey - The Dutty Clem (The Bulgarian Mix)
2 Herve - Let's Get Dirty
3 Lee Mortimer - Champion Sound
4 2 Bit Thugs - A Good Look (Stupid Fresh Mix)
5 Congorock - Exodus (Malente Mix)
6 Hijack - Party People (Bootleg Mix)
7 House of Stank - Get Up! Yeah!
8 Jack Beats - What? (Foamo Mix)
9 Funky Cat - To The Funky (This is Kohuz Mix)
10 Beat Assassins - Direct Hit Vip (Calverton Mix)
11 Bodyrox - Yeah Yeah (Dylan's Yeah Baby Yeah Mix)
12 Mustard Pimp - Valium
13 Electrixx - Tetris

Grab it HERE!!

Solcofn Myspace.

Solcofn Website!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Major Lazer - Essential Mix 25/07/09

Major Lazer, the production duo of Diplo and Switch, played their first Essential Mix on Radio 1 on the 25th of July. Diplo played the first hour and Switch took over for the second hour. This allowed both DJs a chance to showcase their individual skills! Check out their controlled chaos below!

Major Lazer - Essential Mix 25/07/09



Shut Up And Dance - ‘Ravin I’m Ravin’
Barrington Levy - ‘Reggae Music Dub’
Barrington Levy - ‘Send A Moses’
Alton Ellis - ‘Africa Descendants’
Burning Spear - ‘Live It Out’
Artibella - ‘Unknown’
Toyan - ‘African Thing’
John Holt - ‘100 Weight Of Collie Weed’
Barrington Levy - ‘Murderer’
John Holt - ‘Police In Helicopter’
Clint Eastwood & General Saint - ‘Another One Bites The Dust’
Yello Man - ‘Mr Chin!’
Unknown - ‘Sweet Dreams’
Don Carlos - ‘Ababa John I (Father Majesty)’
Johnny Osbourne - ‘No Ice Cream Sound’
Admiral Bailey - ‘Big Belly Man’
Wayne Smith - ‘Under Me Sleng Teng’
Bruk Up ft. Shaggy - ‘Sunglasses At Night’
Ricky Blaze - ‘How Mi Look’
Martyn - ‘Seventy Four’
Black Eyed Peas - ‘Boom Boom Pow’
Seductive - ‘Underground Sound’
Major Lazer - ‘Jump Up’
Party Quad - ‘Pull Up’
Digital Manges - ‘Manges (Sharkslayer Club)’
Major Lazer - ‘Pon Di Floor (Beatacue Mix)’
Major Lazer - ‘Pon Di Floor’
Nirvana - ‘Lithium’
Wamdue Project - ‘King Of My Castle’
LBG - ‘Don’t Stop The Music’
Solid Groove - ‘This Is Sick’
Mavado - ‘Weh Dem A Do’
Dandy Livingstone - ‘Rudy, A Message To You’
Unknown - 'Unknown'
Unknown - 'Unknown'

Mr. Oizo & Sebastian - 'Arrival'
Major Lazer - 'Lazer Theme'
Unknown - 'Mash Up De Place'
King Jammys - 'Judgement Day'
Bjork - 'Nattura' (Switch Remix)
Ace Of Base - 'All That She Wants'
Ninjasonik - 'Pregnant (Accapella) '
Major Lazer - 'Baby Riddim' Feat. Prince Zimboo And M.I.A (Switch Remix)
Donny - 'Symptomless Coma' (Current Value VIP)
Major Lazer - 'Rebellion (Anything Goes) (Accapella)'
Leftside - 'Shi Nuh Wahh'
Terror Fabulous & Nadine Sutherland - 'Action'
The Shadow And The Ventures - 'Hawaii Five-O' (Feat. Andy Milonakis)
Major Lazer - 'Hold The Line (Accapella)'
Shawna Feat. Twista & Ludacris - 'R.P.M'
Unknown - 'Unknown'
Rye Rye - 'Shake It To The Ground' (Switch And Santigold Remix)
Major Lazer - 'Cash Flow' (Subskrpt Remix)
DJ Malvado - 'Puto Mekie'
Major Lazer - 'Can't Stop Now (Accapella)'
Switch & Crookers - 'Untitled'
Mapei - 'Belly'
White Label - 'F***in' House'
Major Lazer - 'Pon De Floor' (Drop The Lime Remix)
Unknown - 'Unknown'
DJ Sega - 'I'm A Flirt'
Major Lazer - 'Pon De Floor Beats'
Par-T-One - 'I'm So Crazy (Accapella)'
Amanda Blank - 'Something Bigger, Something Better (Accapella)'

Here is a video for their track "Hold The Line" ft. Mr. Lexx and Santigold.

Major Lazer Myspace!
Major Lazer Website!

Diplo Myspace!
Diplo Website!

Switch Myspace!

Catch them on tour!!

Aug 7 2009 8:00P
Congress Theater Chicago, Illinois
Aug 31 2009 8:00P
Carnival - London LONDON
Sep 3 2009 8:00P
Social Club Paris
Sep 4 2009 8:00P
Electric Picnic Stradbally
Sep 5 2009 8:00P
Valtifest Amsterdam
Sep 9 2009 8:00P
Hoxton Bar and Grill London
Sep 10 2009 8:00P
Die Registratur Munich
Sep 11 2009 8:00P
WMF Berlin
Sep 12 2009 8:00P
Bestival - Isle Of Wight UK Isle Of Wight
Oct 10 2009 8:00P
Terminal 5 New York City, New York