Golden Tickets.

Web event entrepreneurs Carsonified are running a competition which expires at midnight where blog posts with 25 or more comments are entered into a draw to win a ticket to all of their events for the next 12 months. It's a prize I'd like a shot at winning, so if you would be so kind to leave a little message in the comments, I might be in with a chance of having all my webby dreams come true. Pleeeeeease???

MP3 The Golden Filter - Solid Gold

MP3 TV on the Radio - Golden Age

It's about to go down.

Last night was the first Shoplifters since the students arrived back, so it was a super busy occasion. Generally speaking, it was rip roaring fun, packed with good tunes and occasional duff mix, but when there's three of you and you're jumping from vinyl to cd to laptop, it can get a little complex. You'll find us in Odder every Saturday night, do come along.

Here's a couple of tunes that got the kids moving.

MP3 Meterhead - Newness

MP3 MGMT - Kids (Soulwax Remix)*

* The full thing, not the live radio rip that had been doing the round.

A Disco Mix for Angels.

I don't often say much about food on here, but those of you that know me well know that I'm quite specific about what passes my lips. I'm not a fussy eater - I just like flavours. So it was great to be asked by celebrated local chef Robert Owen Brown to put together some mixes he can play in his new pub, the Angel, as he tells me it's full of "cool and groovies" and he wants the tunes to be their thing. Whether this means he wants banging electro or cool bar tunes I'm not sure, so I've decided to test the water with this mix before knocking up some others. I'm pretty chuffed with the results.

Tempest Trio - Do you like the way that it feels?
Cut Copy - Hearts on fire (Aeroplane Pop mix)
Tori Amos - Professional Widow (SDC Re-edit)
Holy Ghost! - Hold on (Mock and Toof Remix)
Trus'me - Trus'us
Ladyhawke - Dusk till Dawn (Canyons Garage Remix)
Dorfmeister Vs MDLA - Boogie no more (Reverso 68 Remix)
Canyons - Apples and Pears
Lykke Li - Little Bit (Loving Hand Remix)
Moby - I like to move in here (Holy Ghost! Remix)
The Shortwave Set - Now til '69 (Aeroplane Remix)
Blur - Music is my Radar

MP3 A Disco Mix for Angels

Do you believe in rapture?

The Rapture are back from what seems like a rather extended period of silence with a new mixtape thingy out soon on !K7. It dropped in my inbox earlier today, and while they don't come across as the most natural of DJs, the mix is nicely put together and leaves me hoping/wondering if it's the sound of the discotheque in NYC at the moment. Correct me if I'm wrong.

MP3 Mujava - Township Funk

MP3 Syclops - Where's Jasons K?

My Purple Past.

No, this isn't a tribute to my time as a Prince impersonator, it's a spot about the new Deerhoof album "Offend Maggie", out on ATP on 6th October. I've never really explored the band too much TBH, which on listening to their latest leads me to think is a massive mistake.

Do: Grab if you're a fan of angular experimental alternative rock.
Don't: Grab if you're not.

This should help make up your mind.

MP3 Deerhoof - My Purple Past

Win tickets for Matter this Friday!

You might have heard by now that those clever folk at Fabric have only gone and opened another club, this time in a quiet corner of the O2. They've some truly ace shows coming up, so to celebrate this (and other things) we're giving away a VIP pass for you and a mate for Friday. So simply send an email by clicking here and putting something sensible like "Matter Competition" in the subject and you'll be entered into a prize draw. I'll send a copy of the latest Freq Nasty Fabric comp to the lucky winner too. Aren't I nice?

MP3 Dubfire - Roadkill (Mylo mix)

MP3 Reverend and the Makers - Heavyweight Champion of the World

MP3 Midfield General - Disco Sirens (Chicken Lips Malfunction)


808 State-r Graham Massey's new outfit Sisters of Transistors hit Manchester Academy on Monday 6th October as part of 2008's In the City festivities. The Sisters have a new single out on 22nd September called 'the Don' (an excellent track name in my opinion) after recently featuring on the Simain Mobile Disco FabricLive. So, if you fancy seeing 3 girls brandishing keyboards in front of a Manchester legend on drums, get yourselves down. Tickets here.

MP3 The Sisters of Transistors - The Don (Acid Girls Remix)


I've tried to do a few things today that just haven't come off, like:

a) Listen to the new Kings of Leon album
b) Write a blog post that could lead to great things
c) Write something else that I can't comment about here (yet)

I have however received an XXXChange remix of a new Gang Gang Dance track, who I've been assured "are in for a big Autumn". I did go through a phase a few years ago where I thought I quite liked them. I bought the album (can't remember which) and realised I didn't. Ho hum. Still, this mix is quite good, and means I may give them another chance.

MP3 Gang Gang Dance - House Jam (XXXChange Remix)

Kill 'Em All.

Friday sees a pretty wild looking party at Fabric, with James Murphy heading up the Kill 'Em All room, with support coming from Emporer Machine and Filthy Dukes. Klaxons (DJ Set), Black Affair (Live) Stopmakingme and the Blogger's Delight gang keep the venue bouncing in rooms 2 and 3. Check out an exclusive mix from Stopmakingme after the jump.

Golden Bug - Bisco
Volga Select - Transe
Discodeine - Joystick
Out Hud - Put It Away, Put It Away, Put It Away, Dad
Plastique De Reve - Lost In The City
Lionel Hampton - Vibromatic (Joakim Remix)
Beck - Cellphone's Dead (Villalobos Remix)
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Spasticus Autisticus (OOFT Music Rework)
Cosmic Sandwich - Odyssey (Heavenly 3000 Mix)
Loud-E – Pinchroller

MP3 Stopmakingme - They only want you when you're seventeen / YSI

Strange Overtones.

A few weeks ago, I heard a new track from David Byrne and Brian Eno, and I was totally taken aback by the results. I was expecting some noodly shite in fairness, but what we get is a well crafted, nice song. Yeah, the lyrics suck a bit, but I don't listen to them too much anyway, and the vocal melody interplays nicely with everything else, so there's little reason to worry. In any case, I won't be expecting a High Contrast remix of this anytime soon.

MP3 Brian Eno and David Byrne - Strange Overtones


High Contrast really has turned into a proper sellout of late. Not only does he give Eric Prydz's latest Chav anthem 'Pjanoo' a breakbeat, but he's also been giving the same treatment to Axwell, Adele, and Utah Saints. It's enough for a drum and bass section at any towny club in any town. Apparently, loads of credible DJs have been playing this out, but I really struggle with, especially because of the bloody piano. C'mon High Contrast, you used to be an absolute don, please stop putting us through the sound of the Printworks.

MP3 Eric Prydz - Pjanoo (High Contrast Remix)

Back to work :(


MP3 Drums of Death - Ozzzy!


Optimo Espacio's JD Twitch has a new long player out at the moment collecting his three recent "Betty Botox" re-edit EPs. There's some good shit on there, especially some shit that you've probably heard on the various mixes Optimo have done over the last couple of years. Check it out.

MP3 Love of Light Orchestra - Don't Don't (Beginning of the heartbreak) (Betty Botox Edit)

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