Thursday, September 30, 2010

R.I.P Aaron Carl

So sad! he passed away today according to reports. so sudden! makes you realise how short we have here.

I love this so much of his. R.I.P mister. your music lives on :) prob not an apt song, but it is amazing!

Check Carl Craig!

All suited and booted with his orchestra in Paris! I love techno done properly. And I very much believe that amazing, proper techno relates really well to classical music and jazz.. in the way it makes you feel and how you get into it, anyway. I don't know about structures but would actually love to learn... So this is why I think this makes sense and works.

http://www.grandcrew.com/videos/carl-craig-live-concert-cite-musique

Un-Convention - 1-3rd October in Manchester




Un-Convention Salford– 1st – 3rd October, 2010
From Brass Bands to Colombian Hip Hop.


This year’s national Un-Convention event promises to be the biggest and best yet. Taking influence from Un-Convention events around the world and inviting some of the most inspirational and influential figures from the global grassroots music scene – this year will use Un-Conventional spaces – including a barge, Salford Lads Club, Chapel Street venues - Sacred Trinity Church, Islington Mill, Salford Central Station; and explore new and cutting edge issues around music, technology and creativity.

We have so far confirmed that Bill Drummond, Roisin Murphy, Jarvis Cocker, Martin Atkins, Jon McClure, Brian Travers, Billy Bragg, Kevin Cummins and Don Letts will be doing unusual and interesting things in the most unexplored places in the City. We will also host a travelling circus; music photography on buildings; very special interactive performances in unusual spaces around Salford and a brass band opening the event.

The panel programme features: Andrew Dubber (New Music Strategies), Aki Nawaz (Fundamental), Steve Lawson, Scott Cohen (The Orchard), Jason Singh, Cilla Baynes (Community Arts NW), Vijay Nair (OML India), Martin Giraldo (La Capsula, Colombia), Lykle de Vries (New Music Labs, Netherlands), John Robb, Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly.


Panel content includes; ‘the politicisation of music’; ‘a digital day on a barge’; ‘music as a tool for social change’; ‘do it together’, ‘bands and brands’, ‘building a sustainable career in music’ and ‘we fought the law’.



Music from British Sea Power, Roisin Murphy, Billy Bragg, Reverend Soundsystem, Gabby Young and Other Animals performing with Eccles Borough Brass Band, Kid British, Silverclub, Jah Wobble, The Beating Wing Orchestra, The Unabombers, The Whip DJs, Young Fathers, Paul Green, King Capisce, Denis Jones, Joe Kriss, The Janice Graham Band, Phillious Williams, Caro Snatch, Naomi Kashiwagi and Matthew Krysko, Mendiamler, Debt Records Stage and Coupe De Ville… plus many more.



Plus a very special one off performance with Jon McClure, Martin Atkins, Jah Wobble, Jarvis Cocker, The BBC Philharmonic and performers from DR Congo, Poland, Colombia, Brazil, Africa and more places around the world.

Music nights curated by BBC Introducing, Helmets for Men, Debt Records and Now Then Magazine.

Background

Salford based music industry event, Un-Convention is a global grassroots music event and community – that meets physically and virtually to share ideas; discuss and debate cutting edge issues around music, technology and creativity; and facilitates members engagement with their peers. Un-Convention is not about the business of music. The community is driven by a not for profit initiative that sees opportunity for the grassroots in the changes to the way music is being produced, consumed and sustained.

Starting as an alternative to mainstream music events around the world – Un-Convention was first held in Salford in October 2008. Two years on and 11 events later, Un-Convention has grabbed the attention of the global grassroots music community and now has events taking place in India, Colombia, Brazil, Australia, Spain, Germany, USA, Iceland – each event carrying the overall Un-Convention ethos, but each driven by it’s local grassroots music scene and infrastructure. All being coordinated from Salford with instigators around the globe.

Notes for editors

For more information on Un-Convention visit: www.unconventionhub.org


Tickets are available here: http://unconventionsalford2010.eventbrite.com/ from £14 - £40.

Un-Convention is supported by:

Central Salford Urban Regeneration Company (URC) was established by Salford City Council, the Northwest Regional Development Agency and the national regeneration agency, English Partnerships (now the Homes and Communities Agency) in 2005 and is responsible for bringing about the transformation of Central Salford.

An Urban Regeneration Company (URC) is a not-for-profit company set-up to attract investment and create prosperity in less wealthy areas. In Central Salford, the main job for the URC is to transform the local economy and opportunities for local people, make the area more attractive and radically improve its image.

Experience has shown that cultural and creative industries play a crucial role in successful regeneration and Central Salford is no exception. Through its creative industries development programme Central Salford is helping to support and grow creative businesses and talent in the distinctive Chapel Street area of Salford. It is already proving to be an ideal location in which to foster creative talent with over 100 creative businesses located in the area and playing host to a number of critically acclaimed arts and music events annually.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

wow

Aphex Twin was the best thing I have seen at Space, and even in Ibiza, I think!

Epic, analogue heavy music - of which most was made before 1992 - thundered through the massive speakers whilst his two camera people projected black and white live video footage of the crowd on three giant screens behind his set up. They then superimposed his Come To Daddy 'scary face' on people's bodies!

So, imagine... You're happily having a lil gurn on the dancefloor, look up and say "I'm on the tele!' and then two seconds later his scary face replaces your own... genius! I was one of the people but unfortunately have no footage to prove it.

Next level chuffed! I love moments like that. All about innovation.


The fly newspiece on Strummerville Tour

http://www.the-fly.co.uk/words/news/top-news-stories/8620/strummerville-uk-tour

Jaymo & Andy Various plays of Turbo

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00trzn6

- ZZT
- Tiga (From Planet Turbo)
- Boy 8-Bit (From Planet Turbo)

Tiga on Redbull Music Accademy

Listen and Learn.

Retro/Grade remix of Bicep 'Darwin'

Sooooo good!

Rob Da Bnak play of Chromeo - Carte Blanche mix from Planet Turbo ep

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00trzqv#segments

full deeetails of the release can be found: www.planet-turbo.com

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Madness

Saw uncle Carl last noche for some therapy ;)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Strummerville - Westway Round The UK - New Band Tour

‘Westway Round The UK’ – Strummerville’s first UK 'New Band' tour
Featuring Rum Shebeen, The Supernovas, Beans On Toast and more…
Sunday 10th October – Sunday 17th October





Strummerville - the ‘Joe Strummer New Music Foundation’ - announces first ever UK tour of new bands.

Over seven dates - from Sunday 10th October to Sunday 17th October - ‘Westway Round The UK’ will bring a selection of fast-rising bands picked from this year’s Strummerville campfire sessions at Glastonbury, Lounge On The Farm, Secret Garden, Endorse It and the Goodwood Vintage Festival, to venues around the UK. As well as showcasing local Strummerville supported acts in each town.

The tour begins at The Boardwalk in Sheffield (formerly the Black Swan – where the Clash played their first ever live gig) and will rouse your musical palette every night until the tour culminates at The Flowerpot in Kentish town, with an all-dayer not to be missed. Get tickets for each event early to avoid disappointment.
Bands on every night of the tour will be:

Beans On Toast:
The gravel voiced troubadour brings his sex/drugs/politics based songs to the masses, joined onstage by his new band... expect to laugh, cry and take a long hard look at the world we live in. www.myspace.com/sexdrugspolitics



The Supernovas:

Come in the form of four lads from Camden spitting out anthems to soundtrack the fast times and easy highs of life in the big city, driven along by amphetamine riffs and snarling sentiment. www.myspace.com/supernovan19




Rum Shebeen:


A tropical punk ensemble with lashings of soul complete the review - loaded with steel pans and swirling keyboards, nailed to the wall with the classic guitar bass drums combo and a singer with a move or two up his sweaty sleeve. www.myspace.com/rumshebeen


Plus local support acts (please see each listing for details).

All this and an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause for the price of a round of drinks should be enough to drag the most jaded of gig goers out into the October nights… Oh and for all you Bristolians, legendary punk linchpin Don Letts will be on the decks at The Croft, you lucky, lucky people!

This seven-date stormer is bound to leave one hell of a trail of satisfied music lovers from the Westway (where the charity is based) to all around the UK.


Tour Dates:

Sunday 10th October - The Boardwalk, Sheffield - £5
http://www.seetickets.com/see/event.asp?e%7Cartist=strummerville&e%7Cpromoter=3324
Monday 11th October – The Croft, Bristol - £6
http://alt-tickets.co.uk/alttickets/home_strummerville.html
Tuesday 12th October – University (Mine Venue), Leeds - £5
https://www.lunatickets.co.uk/event_page.php?event=Strummerville+Westway+Round+The+UK+Tour+feat+Rum+Shebeen+%2B+The+Supernovas+%2B+Beans+On+Toast
Wednesday 13th October – King Tuts, Glasgow - £5
www.gigsinscotland.com
Thursday 14th October – In The City (Gullivers Pub), Manchester – / na
www.inthecity.co.uk
Friday 15th October – Digital (JukeBox Clubnight), Newcastle - £4/5
No presale
Sunday 17th October – The Flowerpot, London - £free
No presale

www.strummerville.com

http://www.facebook.com/Strummerville
http://www.myspace.com/strummervillelondon


For more press info, please contact: kim@rebelbutterfly.co.uk

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Planet Turbo - mini digital compilation



TURBO 088
PLANET TURBO
 
In celebration of the end of Planet Turbo's summer run, Turbo are releasing an EP of remixed classic Turbo tracks that they've been 'caning' on tour.

you can buy now or check www.planet-turbo.com for more infos!
 
Tiga - You Gonna Want Me (Hey Today! Remix)
Possibly the most shameless party record we've ever put out. 100% crowdpleaser. Dutch-style claps on the kickdrums, sing-along pop breakdown, and high energy synth hooks. Hey Today! have delivered a mega-hit. Early support from Dutch-house oven Laidback Luke as well as the regular Turbo Illuminati: Erol Alkan, Thomas Von Party, and Tiga, i.e. the only people that currently have it.
'Essential New Tune' on BBC!
 
Chromeo - Don't Turn the Lights On (Carte Blanche Late Nite Mix)
 Carte Blanche (Mehdi and Riton) crank out a top-shelf banger, already getting big plays by Tiga and Brodinski.
 
Proxy - 8000 (Diplo Remix)
Proxy's easternmost stylings meet butt-bouncing American fun. Can already see the Major Lazer girls dancing to this… mmm...
 
Popof - Chomper (Matt Walsh Remix)
 Dark, driving rework of a Popof classic by London's Matt Walsh, who has been busy on the remix front and has a highly touted new collaboration with Zhao due for release soon.
 
Boy 8-Bit - Yard Birds (The Finger Prince Remix)
 A stunning remix by Australia's Gus Da Hoodrat under his new guise as The Finger Prince. Tiga: "I've heard the future and his name is Prince Fingers."

Monday, September 20, 2010

Brian Eno's Apollo

I love all things about the moon and all things Brian Eno, so imagine how happy I was when i discovered that Eno's 'Apollo' would be performed live at Southbank last week, along with the Apollo landing footage of which he scored the music to.

Amazing soundscapes and I have now seen a Korg fully in action I do note - I want one! Or at least to play with one for a bit.

The men looked funny and very chuffed doing bunny hops all over the moon, which was ace.

here is a picture, i can't find a clip but check out the album, it's pretty cosmic.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Inbetweeners

Funniest thing on the tele! Every faux pas from school days. And they use really good music (darwin deez et al) for the soundbeds...

http://www.e4.com/inbetweeners/

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Miss You

SMD tell their summer anthems

http://www.beatportal.com/feed/item/summer-anthems-tested-by-simian-mobile-disco/

Simian Mobile Disco on 6 Music

Chatting about their new Delicacies imprint!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/news/20100906_simian.shtml

Joris Voorn Essential Mix

This dude has got great energy in his music. 'The Secret', released on Cocoon this year, has been massive with DJs across the board.

You can listen here, it's got a wicked energy bounce:


And here is his Essential mix for your aural plaisir.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tm1st

Tiga interview around his role within the new Chilly Gonzales 'Ivory Tower' film

Interview below:
http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/8210/1/chilly-gonzales-ivory-tower-film

And my favourite punk bitch from the rave, Peaches, is in the film! I have so much respect for her. she is total.

Here is a trailer of the film:

Chilly Gonzales - Bittersuite from Arts & Crafts on Vimeo.



and here is one of my favourite songs/ videos of hers (can't embed).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBN3eRjD4oE


if you haven't yet seen her live show, do it. She plays music with lasers! it is a propa, as my mates in manchester would say.

We love... Week 12

Ewan Pearson, Mogg and Jame Holden et al.

We Love Ibiza 2010 Week 12 - The Mix Episode from We Love on Vimeo.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Ali Love 'Love Harder' album out now

my little wibbly friend ali love's new album is out the now. go buy it.

http://www.juno.co.uk/products/love-harder/400475-01/

Lover Harder (perve alert video)


and Diminishing Returns



are my faves. but i do find smoke and mirrors very catchy also!


great 80's inspired album. the kind of music that cool people will be listening to in 20 years time, saying wow look at this totally wucked naughties record i found. i think.

Booka Shade on a Night with Annie Nightingale on Radio 1

Booka Shade helped Lady Annie Nightingale celebrate four decades on Radio 1 last night. Check below!

gig:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wkp7

pics:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tm1mr

Layo & Bushwacka! interview on Ibiza Voice

http://www.ibiza-voice.com/story/news/2621

Spirit Catcher


Press Release
Spirit Catcher ‘Partners In Crime’
Album Released October
Systematic

Spirit Catcher, the duo of Jean Vanesse and Thomas Sohet, hailing from Belgium´s capital Brussels, are becoming more and more a permanent member of the Systematic family.

After their debut E.P. “Sedona” in 2009 and the afore released debut album “Night vision”, on the English 20:20 Vision imprint, the duo have built an impressive reputation as one of the finest and most influential Nu-Disco and Deep House projects of today!



Being aware of the fact that legendary Jazz musicians such as Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones, 80s heroes including Zapp, Prince and Chic mastermind Nile Rogers and Detroit techno veterans such as Atkins and May have heavily influenced their youth, it is no huge surprise that they are able to produce authentic and fresh sounds. A feat that only a handful of other DJs can seriously achieve. Now it´s time to enjoy Spirit Catcher's second long player “Partners in crime” on Systematic Recordings. An album that delivers a huge range of sounds from the crispy hybrid of 80s funk and electronica beats to groovy, deep digging tech house rhythms. If the album wets your appetite and you are hungry for more, feel free to visit one of their worldwide 'live' shows and check out their 2009 mix compilation “Coast to Coast” on UK house imprint NRK.

Tracklisting:
1.) One way express
2.) Threesome
3.) Special dimension
4.) Sedona
5.) Frequent traveller
6.) Little game
7.) No way out
8.) Human factor
9.) Jupiter jam
10.) Other side of the game
11.) Under Elvis

www.spiritcatcher.be
www.myspace.com/spiritcatcher1
www.systematic-recordings.com

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Copeniceland

some ace songs inspired from a weekend with icelanders in Copenhagen

Pure Joy Danish Band. They recently performed at Cristiania for the Birthday. Amazing.


Icelandic reggae band. It shouldn't work, but it does.


And the oldest song in Iceland... the lyrics are from the oldest written song in Scandinavia, FACT! it's beautiful and below comes with English translation :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Bjork makes a song for the Moomins

and all the proceeds are going to UNICEF'S Pakistan childdrens charities...

http://www.bjork.com/bjork_moomins.html

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

We Love... TV - The Touring episode

We Love Ibiza 2010 Week 10 - The Touring Episode from We Love on Vimeo.

Ross Allen having a rant

This just made me laugh so much I had to post it. I think there is a meaning to all of this but you need to read it all the way to the end... I love it when people have a rant... there's a fine line between being funny and sounding like a twat and Ross (although he is usually the latter - he pushed me in a pool the first time i met him) is very funny here.. and factual!

Morning All

Here we are again... A few days after Carnival and don't you have the feeling of how did we get here this fast ? Summer over ? Heading in to winter all too rapidly, wasn't it sunny June just a few weeks ago - still it's been pretty decent - well August was a bit drab but lets not forget that September is still here and is normal pretty good, in an Indian kind of way (what is India like in September ?) - more to the point the issue is that it'll be November any time now ! Bleak...Still a few more festivals to come. I have my Bestival set times in now and am more than looking forward to that...warming up for Gil Scott Heron on the main stage 5.30 to 6pm. Then at the Greco Roman/Hot Chip party on Friday night in the Lucky Cat bar behind the main stage. Then again on Sat early eve in Chai Wallah tent. So there you either know where to head or where to avoid. Lets hope its as decent as normal and we don't drown.

That's a couple of weekends away This week its all about The Social Meltdown, an exciting proposition, that lots of you seem to be getting excited about too, I think the timing of it could be part of its appeal - definitely not the music from me ! Starting early means that if you fancy popping down after work you now have a decent spot with quality music straight after work and it goes on till club hours start. I'll give you the details at the end but its this Friday and Goodhand & Nelson, though I am sure one of them is called Adam, from Glasgow's Numbers Crew are my initial guests.

Talking of 'clubbing' and 'clubber's' . Clapham Common was deluged with those types over the weekend. Leading me to post on Facebook that they should all Fuck Off and leave the Common in peace... we got some good responses many levelling the argument that I was of that disposition myself. Well, to the untrained eye, true I have been to a few nighteries over the years. But a 'clubber', in 'club land' ?? Use those terms ? No... And this is the difference. And do not forget I am about to embark on a major bitching session but it is a view that I think I can share with you lot, it's not even my original observation (Cheesr Ted & Iain). Obviously, I have been to many clubs but would I refer to myslef as a 'clubber' ? going out in 'clubland' ? These types are a different breed. Sort of a mainstream incarnation of what, I think, we do. Yes, I am a snob. I thought that was part of clubbing (ah, I have now done it myself, tricky this bitching lark isn't it) - to get away from the rif raf. It makes you wish that acid house had never happened ! Not that I mind them having a good time but it kind of blurs the line between good and evil... I used to like going out when i was at school as it was a journey into another world - The Wag, The Mud Club, RAW - they were totally different to being down the pub in South London - full of freaks and weirdo's, Ragga's and B-boys. You would wear different clothes and be into getting exposed to new and different sounds. Then Acid House came along and it was great for a while, really great, though you could feel the shift as every one locally swapped pints for pills. The they started to know about stuff and have an opinion on the music and how it should be more banging or uplifting or whatever... You would go to the Wag and not dream of asking for a request, well definitely one that was off that cultural radar... Fast forward to now... that boundary is well blurred. There is money in it now and everyone wants a piece - you gotta keep the crowd happy, pump it up, don't disappear up your own back side... well i quite like it up my own backside and though i have enjoyed playing to 10,000's of people occasionally, don't want to do it every week as I' don't like what you have to do to do that... play shit ! you can't move those vast throngs with deep, quirky records - you need that Pavlov's dogs reaction - banging beat = dance, ambient break down/wiggly noise breakdown= rest/brace yourself for the beat's return - drum roll please !! Anyway they can do what they want I just don't want them doing it near me, there is a them and us thing in my head. The music I like is right and their is plain wrong. And when they are doing it on my Common they can Fuck Off !! Snobby little shit aren't I ?

Ah that feels better - well apart from nail bombing the place.... Hypocrisy is rife round here and why not. As I like invading other peoples areas for music festivals where they play my kind of music (I did get called Negrofile this week... I think I know what it means, though that element of doubt means I can't confirm either way) - Carnival was a laugh . Though we didn't hang around for long. Off the tube at Queensway and a whizz through in pretty good time - a couple of hours - and out the other end in Queens Park for a curry. Kind of like popping yourself in to a fast flowing river and getting popped out the other end - a few dodgy rapids on the way but some lovely sights and sounds en route. I never got in to Major Lazer this year as I could n't be bothered to queue or suck up to the door girls, or fight to - i think this has been a constant 'clubbing' weakness in my 'clubbing' career. But Glady Wax and KCC were great, especially when the latter played 'Gabrielle' after the near knife we witnessed. KCC was like being in some henched up Prison Yard, nice blokes but you knew that things were on a bit of a knife edge, probably quite literally but 99% of the crowd were just there to bounce in the sun and have hazy fun. The slight fracas we saw never turned into anything and we trotted on on our whirl wind tour. It was a good in and out, though I have heard lots of people bemoaning the state of Carnival these days, yes it's different but there is a good time to be had if you can hack the crowds and don't mind searching out its inner sanctum. We were so serene this year, it was almost wrong. Nice curry at the other though...

On Sunday we were in Leeds - I was DJing on stage with Afrikan Boy, which is something that I have never done and did feel I should be doing a bit of Guetta business... Waving and so forth... I didn't but felt tempted... when you know exactly what is coming next what do you do in the gaps that are the records ? You can't hide behind the decks desperately looking for that next track and letting indecision reign. You actually know what is coming next and just look into the faces of the crowd pressed up against those barriers. I almost felt like giving them a wave in a non Guetta type of way. I liked it when there was a stage invasion, the chaos created and the look on the securities face was classic, let alone the chasing of the invaders. Anyway it was a good gig and as soon as I can play you the new Afrikan Boy stuff I will. It's quality. Fresh, funky and, slightly, challenging. I'd give it 2 minutes on Clapham Common... No it'd work there too ! You will hear it here first.

Once done with that we got to see Queens Of The Stone Age who were as great as ever. They just have that funk in what they do and that nonchalant attitude that draws you in. 'We are here, like it ? Cool. Don't like it ? Fuck Off' and I suppose that is the attitude that is most sexy in music. It's the realist one I suppose. Not please like us we need to pay our rent/buy a big house/drive a shit car and wear shit clothes. More we are gonna do this whether you are here or not (kind of a Meltdown mantra, though its always better if there are people there). Well I like it. They are a great band. You need to see them at some point.

So enough of this frippery, we have a show to try and get you to listen to. It was not done live post Carnival as I had a curry to eat, oh and the Misery studios where shut ! It's a good one though. There are several tunes which are pretty special. I have to get you excited about the new Kanye West track featuring Jay Z and Swiss Beats on the Remix. It's a great fat beat, slightly busy but funky and the lyrics are actually saying something. J and K sound great and then just towards the end, Swiss beats drops in the beat from Snap's 'I've Got The Power' and it all gets a bit housey, almost Photon Inc's 'Generate Power'. It's a great track but also indicative of where things are going and as the circle comes to completion it all feels a bit 1991. I like the fact that the boundaries between house and hip hop are getting blurred - it's kind of like when they were both underground musics except now they are both mainstream. Its great because you can once again play all different musics in a main room, well you can if you have the bottle, The other side of that same coin is seen with the new Nick Catchdubs remixes. We Played Greg Nice's 'Motherfucker' last week and this week he is doing it again with his Ethix remix. Sampling the 4th Measure Men and adding an electro beat. Its got that Todd Terry/Kenny Dope kind of vibe and is amazing, well they both are. Energetic and fresh but steeped in the past. Also Phil Asher's track is in that mode, rough and tough and funky, how he should sound. Other gems are the Janelle Monae remix which takes it to the dancefloor. There are some good funky, future, dubby, garagey things of which Jam City and Quoz lift the cup this week. 80's Baby is a dubstep track that sounds like it was made in 1984 - not because it's a horrific vision of a CCTV/Big Brother watching future (we are already there) - just coz it sounds like Mtume or something of a Street Sounds compilation. DJ Distance is fast becoming my favourite dubstep vocal. I cant get enough of it.

On a retro tip Dennis Parker is great and the vocal sample from Par T One's 'Lets Go Crazy' and Linda Di Franco is 80's balearic goodness. The brilliantly named Tea Spoon and The Waves is a great South African take on 'Going Back To My Roots'. Also to finish there is a great Hungarian version of The Clash's 'Magnificent Seven', Joe Strummer would have been proud...

Do give it a listen or download it it's a good one. As diverse as selection as ever and more than likely to tear gas a Clapham Common festival in minutes !!

The Meltdown on Ministry Of Sound August 30th 2010

Stream here
http://www.ministryofsound.com/radio/artist/RossAllen

Download the show here
http://www.sendspace.com/file/a4q1on


Calibre - Steptoe - Signature 12"
Skream feat D Bridge & Instramental - Reflections - Tempa CD - from LP Outside The Box
Lee Perry - Dub Plate Pressure - Pressure Sounds LP - from LP Sound System Scratch
Erykah Badu - Honey (Reggae Refix) - Hard Food 7"
Kanye West, Jay Z & Swiss Beats - The Power (Remix) - CDR
Jerome Sydenham - Sting - UK Promotions 12"
Ethix - Breaking Bad (Nick Catchdubs & Proper Villains Remix)
Funkineven - Another Space - Eglo CDR
Jessie Ware - Nervous Radio Strings - CDR
Janelle Monae - Do or Die (Nirobi Remix) - download
Quoz - Dreaming - download
Likhan - Boston - 7even 12"
Michael Watford - For Your Love (Dazzle Drums Remix) - Soundmen On Wax 12"
Phil Asher - Get Up, Get Out - download

Hour 2

DJ Distance - Falling - Chest Plate download
Quest - 80's Baby - Deep Mehdi download
Mtume - Juicy Fruit - Epic 12"
Linda Di Franco - My Boss - Korova 12"
Dennis Parker - like An Eagle - Casablanca 12"
Arcade Fire - Sprawl 2 (Boundaries Beyond Mountains) - Merge CD - from LP Suburbs
Teaspoon & The Waves - Oh Yea Soweto - Sofrito 12"
Gal Costa - Von Recomecar - download
Alex Patchwork - Ife Bobowa - CDR
Untold - Flygirls - Soul Jazz CD - from LP Future Bass Compltn
Gremino - It's Working - Rag & Bone EP
Jam City - Exta - Night Slugs 12"
Kokolo - The Magnificent Seven (The Uptown Felaz Remix) - Shiftin Gears 12"

So back to the Social Meltdown. It's this Friday, starts at, well I'll be there from 6pm, they are threatening drinks freeness early and it's on till 1am. It's at The Social, Little Portland Street, W1. Full details are here

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504118744#!/group.php?gid=105066019549980&ref=mf

Join the group if you can/like and there is a mix up there that you can download that is very Social Meltdown ish...

Guest for this week in the coming weeks are...

3rd September - Goodhand & Nelson from the Numbers Crew who are ace and are on THIS FRIDAY
10th September - I am off to Bestival so we hand over the reigns to The Sounds Of The Universe Crew, from the shop and putting on some great do's of late
17th September - Ashley Beedle
24th September - Various Productions

There are tonnes more lined up that we will set up dates for and let you know, some will be unannounced and very special, well they are all special just some are more hyped than others.

Cheers and see you on Friday

Ross

PS...If you are not into going out and fancy a TV tip I cannot recommend highly enough 'In Their Own Words'. It's great stuff, features some amazing contemporary authors that chart the history and issues of the last century through fiction. It is a good read. I learned a lot... This is the last installment but all three are great

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00tlvtj/b00tlvt6/In_Their_Own_Words_British_Novelists_Nothing_Sacred_%2819701990%29/