Badly thought out way to get the bad thoughts out.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

1) New Order - Ruined In A Day (K-Klass Mix)*

2) Happy Mondays - Hallelujah (Club Mix)*

3) Degrees Of Motion - Do You Want It Right Now*

4) Sueno Latino - Sueno Latino*

5) Rob Base & Dj E-Z Rock - It Takes Two*

6) King Bee - Back By Dope Demand*

7) Young MC - Know How*

8) Shannon - Let The Musci Play*

9) The Source ft. Candi Stanton - You Got The Love*

10) Kariya - Baby Let Me Love You For Tonight*

11) Richie Rich - Salsa House

12) Eric B & Rakim - Juice (Know The Ledge) (Instrumental)

13) Dj Mink - Hey! Hey! Can You Relate (Hard Rap)

14) Orange Lemon - Dreams Of Santa Anna*

15) New Order/Rockers Revenge - Confusion/Walking on Sunshine*

16) Kenny Jason - I Can Dance*

17) Urban Soul - Alright*

18) T-Coy - Carino

19) Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk & Jesse Saunders - Love Can't Turn Around*

20) Mr Lee - Pump Up London*

21) Todd Terry - Weekend*

22) Sterling Void - Its Alright*

23) Loleatta Holloway - Love Sensation*

24) Al Naayfish - Hashim (The Soul)*

25) FPI Project - Everybody (All Over The World)*

26) Soft House Company - What You Need*

27) Turntable Orchestra - You're Gonna Miss Me*

28) Mr Fingers - Can You Feel It

29) Inner City - Good Life*

30) Beat Club - Security (MidnightClub Mix)

31) TC 1991 - Berry

32) K-Klass - Rhythm Is A Mystery*

33) Orbital - Belfast*

34) Alison Limerick - Where Love Lives (Classic Mix)*

35) Charles B & Adonis - Lack Of Loving*

36) Rhythim Is Rhythim - Strings Of Life*

37) Joe Smooth - Promised Land*

38) Blackbox - Ride On Time*

39) Bassheads - Is There Anybody Out There*

40) Jaydee - Plastic Dreams*

41) 808 State - Paciffic State*

42) A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray*

43) Future Sound Of London - Pappa New

44) Primal Scream - Come Together

* Denotes a Savage edit (NB: I think this means he's fucked around with it on ableton)

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Roll on summer

I can't wait for those two days of sunshine.

Friday, 20 February 2009

Hyping Nerd

For those fortunate people who don't spend all their time on internet forums/blogs (what the fuck are you doing here?!), click on THIS link to listen again to Benji B's 1xtra show from last night... >> to about 54 minutes in for the Hyperdub showcase. New Burial tunes, the new Cooly G, the new Kode tune (fucked!) etc. Needless to say, before listening to this you should put on that special pair of yellow pants and get the air freshener out.

Samiam – Return (Hyperdub)
Kode9 – Black Sun (Hyperdub)
Cooly G – Love Dub (Refix) (Hyperdub)
Iconica – Sahara Micheal (Hyperdub)
2000F & JKamata – You Don’t Know What Love Is (Hyperdub)
Dark Star – Digital (Hyperdub)
Burial – Untitled (Hyperdub)
LV – Take Away (Hyperdub)
Burial – Untitled (Hyperdub)
Kode9 – Too Far Gone (Hyperdub)
Terror Danjah – Sonar
Lemon D – Manhattan Melody

I've only listened up to Dark Star so far but I'm already finding it hard to breathe through my knuckles.

The subtext of all the interesting discussions going on here is 'who is going to win the 'Most near-obnoxiously laid-back voice' battle between Benji 'yeah mannnn' B and Kode 'out to the lazy wino' 9?' Lets be honest, tho, if Trevor Nelson had ramped up it would have been all over - he'd have showered down with verbal coffee from his filter-tongue and everyone would have got scolded (gently). Regardless of style, Kode slews as always with content - the 'freak magnet' label, the 'cameo sandwich' etc. Quotables for days and the labels not bad either. Somebody get Kode back on Rinse ASAP.

NB: Everybody should get their 5 pounds ready now to donate to Bangledesh/Thailand/Cornwall when the genital juices of a million geeks are released simultaneously upon hearing the new Burial tunes (not to mention the gaseous tears of London and the geriatric dribble of the Hardcore Continuum) and the sea level on earth rises by 5 feet. I am personally preparing 'Action Packs' for this event which will teach people how to construct adequately wistful metaphors 'distant footfalls in the puddle-pitted subway' and 'the voice of a thousand ravers walking through the darkness, searching for a couple of vapo-rubs to rub together' in response to the new tunes. I also suggest that everybody on the 'blogosphere' (and indeed on the 'realisphere' starts pitching titles for these tunes... it'll be sort of like the walkers crisps contest, only with more teary eyed wanks outside the Stratford Rex. (Anyone else disappointed by these Burial tunes?)

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Shameless Plug pt 23450

If any of you twunts are in Nottingham on the 7th March, or have just been chucked out of the DMZ 4th birthday queue for being too good looking and sophisticated, come here. It's going to be real on toast.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Peverelist @ Phonica 5th Birthday


1. Turbulence - Notorious

2. Scuba - Twitch (Jamie Vex'd RMX)

3. Gemmy - Bass Transmiter

4. Roni Size - Don't Hold Back (Joker RMX) Instrumental

5. Joker - Untitled.rsn

6. RSD - Over It

7. 2nd II None - Waterfalls (Peverelist RMX)

8. Peverelist - Dub

9. Peverelist - The Blues (or bluez)

10. STP aka. Shed - The Fall (Peverelist RMX)

11. Peverelist - Esperanto (dub)

12. Pinch - Midnight Oil

13. Peverelist - On & On

14. " - " " "

15. Shackleton - You Bring Me Down (peverelist remix) (~scape)

16. Peverelist - Infinity Is Now

17. 2562 - Dub

18. Mala - City Cycle

19. Henry & Louie - Rise Up (RSD RMX)

20. Martyn - Vancouver (2562 RMX)

21. 2562 - Kontrol

22. Pinch vs Peverelist - Revival (dub)

23. Pinch - Joyride (tectonic)

24. Guido - Orchestral Lab

This set is quite the tits, big up lemon78 for the upload. I listened to this set quite recently, lying in complete darkness while off my tits, and on my headphones it was a revelation. It distracted me so much that I forgot to be sick all over myself. For that alone, big up Peverelist.

A lot of basslines on this mix are really low, almost subliminal, anchored in the kick drum - sort of a jungle sounding 808 style bass but often pounding in a Miami Bass/techno sort of way. Pay special attention to ''The Bluez'' to catch some of this gulp-of-barry-white-bass; if you're listening on some proper speakers/headphones, you won't even need to be told that. This chest-pounding intensity in the kicks reminds me of Mala tunes like 'Bury the Boy', 'Neverland' and (the included) 'City Cycle'. It's a powerful, eyes-down and tribal sort of sound, inducing the same sort of mesmeric trance that techno can while remaining rhythmically dynamic and restless.

The synths on top (as in 'Midnight Oil' by Pinch) are altogether more icy and otherworldly than on Mala's warmer, more poignantly mournful tunes, I think.* I suppose these filtered saws/squares are the sort you find in a lot of Detroit techno, but also in some of the jungle/DNB that Pev says he is influenced by in THIS interview with Resident Advisor. Any excuse to post up one of the best DNB tunes ever made, eh?

''If you listen to a Krust or Die or Bill Riley record from the mid-90's—and they're some of my biggest influences—they're just long drum & bass grooves, or "rollers" as they came to be known. They just go on forever and mutate, and that's more where the Peverelist sound comes from rather than it being dubstep plus techno equals Peverelist.'' (RA interview)

This set has the magic 'trance out + spaz out' combination that a merging of techno and dubstep at its best should have IN MY OPINION (see: THIS post on Detmann/Shed et al from January). Of course, Pev himself probably just sees this apparent techno/dubstep fusion in his music as a continuation of the 'roller' aesthetic in jungle. And you can see the widsom in this (leaving aside the truth in it for a brief pseudo point) - keeping the rudeness and reggae soundsystem elements in dubstep and not abandoning the faith in meditational/hypnotic states, minimalism, subtlety etc. (also in resisting turning dubstep into a monolithic pound in the process of escaping from it becoming a monotonous kick-fill revved drop contest).

This was one of the keys to the power of pre-wobble dubstep - a stripped down and tough groove hooking you in, subtleties of rhythm/texture unfolding over the top of it. Somebody please get rid of the smoking ban so we can all start drooling against the speakers again with our hands in our pockets. Ketamine won't cut it, it makes you too interested in how everybody's staring at you, you just know they are. For now, stoned on headphones is the best that can be done for me.

blah blah blah... Annnyway all pontification aside it's a banging mix that will make you screwface a lot. So download it, you wasteposthuman.

* interestingly just remembered how Pev talks about 'taking the human qualities' out of his music in the RA interview. Could be a bit presumptuous of me to say so but I reckon Mala's approach could be quite the opposite!

Monday, 16 February 2009

Brackles Fact Magazine Mix

Still suffering from blogger's block (a condition which, in my particular case, could be likened to a serial killer suddenly losing the will to strangle people and eat their thigh muscles), I haven't really got anything to say except DOWNLOAD THIS MIX if you like good music and not Princess Superstar/molesting children. (P.S. If u read dis u r gay.)

Here are three ultra-excloose facts about Brackles that nobody in the media will ever get out of him:

  1. He is tall, though not so tall as to be able to hurdle a double decker bus without spraining his ankle.
  2. He doesn't wear top-hats, or at least hasn't worn one yet. He probably could be persuaded to, however, especially by a loaded gun being aimed at his genitals. We shall see come Friday.
  3. He breathes oxygen in order to survive, except when floating in deep space, where he swells to the size of a Peugot 206 and then explodes, scattering diffusely the particles that once were held together by quantuum forces to become the-one-like Brackles. At least in theory.

Special mention must go to the 'No Hype' RMX, composed under the metaphorical Bat of Tempaclese, which is wicked and such an offbeat combination that it manages to make getting dragged out of your car and beaten to within an inch of your life sound like a fun-but-frisky activity, like having your eyes gouged out by a clown.

Martin Kemp – No Charisma - dubplate
DJ Mystery – Speechless - mp3
Roska – Gone To A Better Place - Roska Kicks and Snares
Greena – Actual Pain - forthcoming ApplePips
Vincent J Alvis – Body Killin (M-Dubs Breakbeat Funk Vocal) - Babyshack
Mickey Pearce – Innami - dubplate
Brackles – Lizards - forthcoming Applepips
Agent X – Killahertz (Alias Remix) - Heatseeker
Big$hot – Stomp - White
Joker & Ginz - Purple City - unreleased
Zomby – Aquafresh - Hyperdub
Untold – Anaconda - unreleased
Youngstar – Bongo - DDX
Brackles – Getajob - forthcoming Applepips
Zomby – Strange Fruit - Ramp
Dexplicit ft. Gemma Fox - Might Be - More2dafloor
Brackles – LHC - dubplate
Menta - Sounds of the future - Sounds of the Future
2562 – Circulate - Tectonic
Brackles – Glazed - Berkane Sol
Tempz - Next Hype (Brackles Remix) – forthcoming No Hats No Hoods

ahemEdit: all these 'it's like being ___ in the ___ BY A CLOWN!'' comparisons are fucking shit I realise, but also easy to use for a cheap laugh - LIKE AN ILLEGAL PROSTITUTE CLOWN!

Let the LOLs echo through the valleys.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

UK Funky spliced with Hardcore/Jungle

Big up to Redlock for these old skool sampling funky tunes and gremino and Ach! on dissensus for the heads up. Would love to hear more of this sort of thing, I think there's a definite (if latent) link between a lot of the harder funky and old skool (pitched percussion, harsh/metallic sounds, cavernous bass drops etc.).
I got a load of funky tunes in the post this month (along with two dubstep tunes that haven't fared very well in the replay stakes) and although the harder tunes are definitely saying a lot the biggest tune of all of them is still this one

Not only will I dance to this, I will also wash my hair and wrap it in a towel to this, and will start singing along with a pair of hair straighteners to this. I will go out on the town in high heels to this, drink a lot of white wine to this, and not let anybody spoil my fun cos I'm letting my hair down to this.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Happy Birthday to...

Dilla... (yesterday)

More Boorman Slewage

there are seven other parts, starting with THIS one. I don't think the guy playing Boorman really nailed it, opting for the comedic type 'chortling, snivelling posh creep' over 'wide-eyed, insultingly (posh) ignorant (posh) creepy-cushion'.

As difficult as it is for even the most softened Christian to believe, there are apparently people who read this blog and they might be wondering why I've stopped complaining daily about obscurely buttercup tinkles in the multi-storey-car-park-stairwell of popular music over the last month. The answer is not ''he got a life'', but more along the lines of ''he got a computer virus from downloading hundreds of gigabytes of flash video porn without protection''. On the bright side I think this means that I can technically claim to have an STI. On the other bright side it means that I haven't been able to post a bunch of inane fucking bullshit on this here blog.

But to all those underwear models who have been accosting me in pubs recently in anxious states, informing me of how irreplacable my reviews of FWDs are, no matter how many obergines they can fit up there, I type this: I'll probably get my computer fixed soon and it'll be at least two months until its copper synpases are clogged up with cheerleader nipples and clitoris piercings.