Monday, May 29, 2006
Under The Radar
Buy the vinyl here.
Perhaps I missed it because it came out on Sonar Kollektiv, a label I don’t normally check but based on that form I think I may have to give it some closer inspection!
I came across the track on the Fabric 27 CD mixed by Matthew Dear (also available above), a tasty workout of tough minimal techno that I’m sure my neighbours just love when I play it on high volume ;o).
I recommend digging around and seeing what else he has to offer as well as how others approach remixing his work including Roman Flugel’s mighty take on ‘Just F*cking’.
Check out his websites too with the Audion one in particular offering a couple of head-wrecking visual downloads.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
It all kicked of with the Peace of Mind EP on Ai Records, an absolute belter of a 12 with all 4 tracks being of the highest quality. The two standout tunes for me are the gorgeous electronica of ‘Peace of Mind (Electrosoul)’ and the pure electro filth of ‘Tone’; posted below for your listening pleasure.
Now if that scared you a little and you like your electronics chilled then I suggest donning your finest trainspotting tweeds and going on a hunt for the highly limited ‘Lacan / Episode' release on Modern Love as the deep techno minimalism of Lacan will be sure not to disappoint.
Basically, all of this guy’s stuff is worth checking out and he’s one of the few artists I’m happy to shell out on without listening to the tracks beforehand so I suggest you raid your piggy banks and go out and get some.
The last track I’ll leave you with is another rare release by him, this time one which came out on a free CD to mark the hundredth release of De:Bug magazine; a fine publication although I guess most of our readers will find it easier to digest when they start doing an English version (here’s hoping!)
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Wax On, Wax Off
[EDIT] Mrs Brown's Fujiya & Miyagi special review.
Fujiya & Miyagi - Collarbone Tirk 10"
Fujiya & Miyagi - Electro Karaoke (Two Lone Swordsmen Remix) Massive Advance 12"
Buy Transparent Things from Phonica
Findout their real identities from fujiya-miyagi.co.uk
Genres: [Krautrock] [Electronica] [Remixes]
Thursday, May 18, 2006
The Boards Are Back In Town
The two tracks here certainly live up to their ethereal best, containing few suprises but always sounding uniquely atmospheric in their classic style.
Boards of Canada - Left Side Drive
Boards of Canada - Heard From Telegraph Lines
Download the Video for Dayvan Cowboy from warprecords.com
You can also pre-order the EP at Warpmart
Lindstrom and On and On and On
For those of you who did not get it last time I posted this, be quick because it will not be here for long. Enjoy your breakfast.
Lindstrom - Breakfast in Heaven
Buy Lindstrom records at Juno
Sunday, May 14, 2006
This is Only a Test
I don't know much about the Foremost Poets apart from that the guy's real name is Johnny Dangerous (allegedly!). I've not heard much of his other stuff either but this track is a tasty slice of dirty twisted house from quite a few years back that originally came out on Soundmen on Wax records and was later re-released on a couple of other labels including Junior London. You can buy this track in one of it's many guises at Juno.
Foremost Poets - Moonraker
Saturday, May 13, 2006
More Elektronische Musik - Interkontinental 5
More minimal Techno from the excellent Elektronische Musik - Interkontinental 5 on Traum Schallplatten
Linus Quick - Tri State
Adam Kroll - Stalker
Buy at Juno
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Around The World, Around The...
Jesse Somfay - Faberge
Buy this compilation from Juno
Monday, May 01, 2006
And Did We Mention.... The French Invasion!
Anyway left in the club wilderness, with no permanent home Our Disco now does one-off parties, the last great one was a free bash at London's Canvas, which was mind blowing. So when I heard about the next one this Saturday featuring Justice, Mr Oizo, SebastiAn, Feadz, Kavinsky et al, I nearly creamed my shorts with excitment! Go to Our Disco for ticket info.
And what a line-up they have extracted from across the channel. Everyone thought the French filtered disco sound had run its course a few years back, but you can guarantee whenever you write-off a scene it is bound to rear its ugly head up again and bite you in the ass. The new sound has taken the old filtered sound, turned it up to 11 and put it through the electro shreader to make a sound so filthy it will strip the paint off walls at 50 yards.
It is with this in mind I have decided once more to honour the new masters of filthy electro Justice. Their new Waters of Nazareth Part 2 EP is out today with new mixes by Erol Alkan, Justice themselves and DJ Funk. However it is for their remixes that they have gained their awesome reputation, so it is with great pleasure that below is a selection of their best. From Death From Above 1979, Soulwax, Vicarious Bliss, Daft Punk, Franz Ferdinand, through to the still magnificent (it doesn't matter how many times you hear it!) Justice vs Simian - Never Be Alone (We Are Your Friends), which has also been re-released.
Daft Punk - Guy-Man After All (Justice Mix)
Mr Oizo - Nazis (Justice Mix)
Soulwax - NY Excuse (Justice Mix)
Vicarious Bliss - Theme From Vicarious Bliss (Justice Mix)
Death From Above 1979 - Blood On Our Hands (Justice Mix)
Franz Ferdinand - The Fallen (Justice Mix)
More info at
Special Bonus Track! On Ed Banger Records.
Uffie - Pop The Glock
Buy all these releases at Juno & Phonica