Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Name Is Tiga - on 6 Music

On Sunday 3rd April, revered electronic music veteran Tiga will be taking to the hallowed 6 Music decks, helming the 6 Mix with the aptly titled 'My Name is Tiga' show.

No stranger to radio, having hosted a show on CKUT in Montreal in the early 90?s and producing a series of podcasts in more recent years, the Montreal-based producer, DJ, label- head and tastemaker, will be delving deep into his superlative record collection for the 120-minute mix. A master class in synth-based sonic wizardry, he will play seminal releases from the likes of Aphex Twin and Cabaret Voltaire, alongside a choice selection of new cuts. The show will also exclusively premier new tracks from his ZZT project, plus a never-heard remix of one of his own tracks by Boys Noize.

An unparalleled resumé that includes two solo albums ('Sexor' and 'Ciao!'),numerous collaborative projects - including his work with Zombie Nation under the ZZT moniker - and remixes for the likes of LCD Soundsystem and Soulwax has ensured that he remains one of the most inexhaustibly creative and respected musicians in dance music.

The show will be aired at 8pm on Sunday 3rd April, with a repeat on Saturday 9th April at 10pm, and will be available for streaming on the 6 Music website for two weeks.

Zombie Nation ChickFlick review on Resident Advisor

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

FM Belfast 'Don't Want To Sleep'

I'm so very happy to be working with my some of my favourite Icelandic people once again: FM Belfast aka the joy givers (you'll know why if you see them live).

Their new album 'Don't Want To Sleep' is coming June on Morr Music.

Morr info coming soon! (do you get it? ;)). for tour dates and so much more.

Zane Lowe play of Gaoler's Daughter

Mondkopf LIVE

Check this video of Mondkopf's Live performance of his forthcoming album 'Rising Doom' at La Gaite Lyrique:


and here are some stills of the show:

Mondkopf 'Day Of Anger' EP - Press Release

Mondkopf – ‘Day Of Anger’ EP
1. Day of anger
2. Eastern Revolt feat. Oomiaq
3. New-York
4. Euphoria
In Paradisum
Released 16 May 2011*
*CD ONLY with Limited Edition fanzine included / release date excludes France

A sonic journey to the beautiful darkside, Mondkopf’s ‘Day Of Anger’ EP merges futuristic electronica with classical elements to create a powerful, melodic and slightly gothic work of art.

Defying tradition, in 2009 Mondkopf imposed himself as a French electronic revelation with his debut album ‘Galaxy Of Nowhere’. Critical acclaim included a comparison to Brian Eno by Les Inrocks, as well as artistic parallels to Apparat, Modeselektor and Moderat. He remixed Caribou, The Teenagers, Black Devil Disco Club, Golden Filter, Johnny Cash and picked up the ears of DJs including Agoria, Busy P, Boys Noize and James Zabiela in the process… His ‘Galaxy of Nowhere’ Live show also began to tour… voted in the top five Live shows of 2010 by Tsugi Magazine in France.

In 2011, and at still only 24, Mondkopf’s second album ‘Rising Doom’ is ready. Inspired by post-punk, black metal, and with the music of Aphex Twin and Autechre always in his head, the album displays an energy du force like no other. Merging sound and vision, he has also collaborated with multimedia design agency, Trafik, to conceive a Live show experience for both the ears and eyes; black and white tension immerses, igniting the sensation of rave parties, exorcism and a mystical experience…

A preview show was held at La Gaite Lyrique in Paris in April -

Ahead of Mondkopf’s second album ‘Rising Doom’, the ‘Day Of Anger’ is a four track EP released on Limited Edition CD only. The CD includes a 16-page booklet of image and word inspirations for the making of ‘Rising Doom’.
Order your copy here:

Mondkopf’s second album ‘Rising Doom’, which includes ‘Day Of Anger’, is due for release September 2011.

For more press information contact Kim Booth:

Monday, March 28, 2011

In Flagranti 'Worse For Wear' remixes video

Discodeine interview with Electronic Beats

Layo & Bushwacka! beatport chart

Carl Craig Lifetime achievement award from Beatport

Carl Craig interview on Mixmag podcast

Carl Craig on Scholarship of Sound interview

In Flagranti Top Ten

1. Worse for Wear - In Flagranti - Codek
2. Brioski feat. Svperfine - Show Biz - Codek
3. Mushroom Projet - Pizzico Nobel Japan Apeal
4. Almunia - Travel (Instrumental) - Claremont 56
5. In Flagranti - Hollow Discourse (Fabrizio Mammarella mix) - Codek
6. Combo - Country Girl (Dub) - Solar Disco
7. Hercules and Love Affair - Painted Eyes (In Flagranti mix) - Moshi Moshi
8. Jerome Derradji - SOS (Jerome Derradji mix) - Stilove4music
9. Chateau Flight - Chichi Devils - Versatile
10. Ajello feat. Hard Tone - Chocolate Black Leather - Danny was a Drag King

Layo & Bushwacka! and In Flagranti play at Mixmag free party on Friday

Rob Da Bank play of Zombie Nation

chick flick! listen again here (til saturdee)

Carl Craig on 6 Music

Listen again to Carl Craig's very own 6Music show from Sunday 27th March...
(available for the next week)

The show includes a 30 minute segment of his influences - like Grace Jones, Kraftwerk, Throbbing Gristle and this from Cybotron..

plus his current favourites and Carl Craig in the mix. in the mix. in the mix.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


He's a great young French producer and I'm going to be working his new album, which I'm very excited about...

Info will come when i want to tell, but for now, check out some tracks from his last album 'Galaxy Of Nowhere' below...

His new album is a lot more darkside...

It's called 'Rising Doom'...

you can also check his website (with a great blog) here:

Carl Craig headlines DEMF 2011 as 69 LIVE

Laurent Garnier in USA this week... and European tour dates...

Laurent Garnier returns to the USA for the first time since 2007 this week, bringing his experimental LBS concept to Montreal in Canada on Thursday 24th March, Ultra Festival in Miami on Friday 25th March and to New York on Saturday 26th March.

Check his interview with ahead of the mini US tour">HERE

And for a visual and aural idea of what to expect, check live video and interview with Laurent from Pressure in Scotland HERE
And... HERE (from Bloc weekend in the UK last week - who said that LBS was probably the best closing set they ever had)...

Upcoming 2011 LBS dates:

Thursday 24.03 = Canada / Montreal / Telus Theatre
Friday 25.03 = USA / Miami / Ultra festival
Saturday 26.03 = USA / New York / Poisson Rouge

Thursday 01.04 = Switzerland / Lausanne / D Club
Saturday 02.04 = Germany / Mannheim / Time Warp
Sunday 03.04 = France / Paris / Rex Club

Friday 22.04 = UK / Birmingham / Rainbow Terrace
Saturday 23.04 = UK / Manchester / Warehouse
Sunday 24.04 = Ireland / Dublin / Tripod

Saturday 14.05 = Belgium / Brussels / les Nuits Botanique

Thursday 19.05 = Spain / Barcelona / Razzmatazz
Friday 20.05 = Spain / Madrid / Macumba

Thursday 02.06 = Germany / Cologne / Pollerwiesen
Friday 03.06 = Germany / Frankfurt / Cocoon club
Saturday 04.06 = Germany / Hamburg / Ubel & Gefaehrlich

Saturday 25.06 = Holland / Awakenings festival

Laurent Garnier LBS show from Bloc weekender

Monday, March 21, 2011

Gaoler's Daughter 'Rhyme & Treason'EP

Press Release
Gaoler’s Daughter
‘Rhyme & Treason’ EP
Released April 18th

Gaoler’s Daughter can already count Jack Penate, Florence Welch, Pete Doherty & Jamie T as fans, as well being damn popular in the blogosphere, going to No.1 on the Hypemachine charts, no less.

Gaoler's Daughter are a band that defy categorization, the London music scene’s best-kept secret now announce their new EP 'Rhyme & Treason', from which the brilliant ‘Angry Eyes’ is the lead track. Scheduled for release to coincide with a UK tour, the EP precedes the band’s debut album release, scheduled for Autumn 2011.

Having spent much of last year supporting the likes of Babyshambles and Florence & The Machine, the boys continue to enhance their growing reputation as a live band.

Forthcoming dates are:

26th March - Bar Mondo – 7 Copperfields, Dartford, DA1 2DE
12th April – Upstairs at The Barfly, Islington
17th April – R Bar – 3a Windmill St, Gravesend, Kent DA12 1AD

‘Rhyme & Treason’ EP released April 18th

Recloose podcast on resident advisor

Layo & Bushwacka! interview on djdownload

Romboy & Bodzin live at the rex in Paris

Nerdy Frames interview w Zombie Nation

Friday, March 18, 2011

Martin Buttrich ‘Full Clip’ - REMIXES (Planet-E)

Martin Buttrich ‘Full Clip’ - REMIXES
Kirk Degiorgio remix
Vinyl / Digital - released April 12

In 2011 Carl Craig’s Planet-E imprint turns 20. To celebrate, as well as a world-wide label tour starting in March 2011, Craig is releasing a retrospective Planet-E compilation - entitled ‘20 F@#&ING Years - We Ain't Dead Yet’ (released digitally February 22nd / vinyl in June), and releasing a monthly remix release from the Planet-E back catalogue, where friends of the label choose their favourite Planet-E release and add their take on it.

The second in the series - following from Luciano’s remix of Recloose’s ‘Can’t Take it’ - comes Kirk Degiorgio’s remix of Martin Buttrich’s ‘Full Clip’.

Original here:

"It was an honour to be involved in Planet E's 20th Anniversary remix project as it's always been one of my favourite labels, run of course by one of my very favourite friends! The very first Planet E release by 69 blew me away back in 91 - and it was a dream come true when Carl signed my Future/Past track for the labels second release a few months later.

There are many classic tracks on the label, but choosing to remix Full Clip was a no-brainer for me. It was a high-risk strategy as it's one of the labels anthems, well-known and loved by thousands worldwide. But I knew it has the building blocks and potential to go in other directions with my personal touch applied. It's both a classic and futuristic production - and I was very grateful to get the chance to remix it." - Kirk Degiorgio

Remixes from artists including Ricardo Villalobos, Dubfire, Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Kyle Hall, Agoria, Mad Mike Banks, Dennis Ferrer and others will follow in 2011.

The May release will be” Next release in the remix series will be Tribe - ‘Where Am I ‘Remixes featuring Agoria and Kyle Hall.

One of the leading electronic music labels in the history of the genre, Planet-E, is taking a moment to celebrate and share a bit of its history, before getting back to the business of looking forward.

For full details of the Carl Craig / Planet E tour and Planet E release news in 2011 go to * If you sign up to the mailing list you get a free Carl Craig download.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Catty Want a nanna

I got a new Tattoo

It's the lyrics from one of my favourite songs ever, this:

Laurie Anderson at the Barbican

I've had a little fascination going on with laurie anderson ever since discovering her O Superman song (via booka shade and MANDY taking it to the dancefloor a few years ago now)...

here's the original, amazing! released in 1981... avant garde...

when i lived in New Yoik they had an exhibition on at the MOMA about NYC music scene in the 70s and 80s (best time to be there)... Laurie featured in it quite a lot, so naturally my interest was piqued when i found out there was an exhibition on at the Barbican entitled: Pioneers of the Downtown Scene, New York 1970s'... featuring Laurie Anderson, Trisha Brown and Gordon Matta-Clark... I didn't really get Matt-Clark's work and found it a little boring. Trisha's was good but would have been more fun to take part (people walking across walls and on a big spider's web of clothes)...

laurie's however, I loved. she did an experiment to see if the place where she fell asleep effected her dreams... i'm obsessed with anything dream related so of course i love this idea. she slept on coney island, in a court room, in a waiting room and others, and then noted down her dreams..

she also had a talking pillow that you lay on and hear her voice and a violin.

and a table that plays music you can hear through your elbows.

and a chair and light music thing that i stared at for quite a while.

i really like people like her. would like to have a cup of tea with her and her husband lou reed :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Carl Craig at PE 20 London warehouse rave on Saturday

playing theo parrish

Layo & Bushwacka! chart on Resident Advisor

Zombie Nation's March is a good month chart

01. Zombie Nation - Chickflick (Siriusmo remix) (UKW Records)
02. Zombie Nation - Relax (original mix) (Ed Banger)
03. Djedjotronic - The Invisible Landscape (original mix) (Ed Banger)
04. Siriusmo - Feromikon (original mix) (Monkeytown Records)
05. Zero Cash - Blomo (original mix) (Flexidisco)
06. Housemeister, Dave Tarrida - Bleep (original mix) (Boysnoize Records)
07. Harvard Bass - Pruno (original mix) (Teenage Riot Records)
08. Supabeatz - Pancho (original mix) (Southern Fried Records)
09. Joe and Will Ask - ATM (original mix) (Deadly People Records)
10. Fat And Ugly - Elephant Attack (original mix) (Guys N Dolls)

Electronic beats review of Discodeine

Electronic Beats Carl Craig interview

Zombie Nation ChickFlick review on Ransom Note

In Flagranti 'Worse For Wear' (Codek Records)

Press Release
In Flagranti ‘Worse For Wear’
Codek Records
Released 2nd May 2011

Predictably jacked to the brim full of their signature no-gristle, no-glory aesthetic, In Flagranti introduce their new album ‘Worse for Wear’.

Succeeding 2006’s ‘Wronger Than Anyone Else’ and 2009’s ‘Brash & Vulgar’, In Flagranti’s Sasa Crnobrnja and Alex Gloor have left behind their vintage porn-chic sensibilities and instead turn to yesterday’s trashed goods for inspiration.

“Flea markets and recycling parts of our production are really at the center of this album,” said the now London-based Crnobrnja. “I like things to be old and run-down,” added Alex Gloor, who still resides in Basel. “So I let myself be inspired by one of my favorite places to spend time: 1970s/80s New York City.”

Using experiences from Gloor’s past trips to the Forty Deuce, ‘Worse For Wear’ conjures up ghosts from the finest of adult playgrounds past. “Hallow Discourses” swaggers in on a gritty bassline, revealing excess in its degenerative electro finest, and “Prelude to Chaos” reminisces the days where the finest of 69-cent wines glistened in the gutters outside the arcade.

But standing at a right angle from In Flagranti’s better-known, dirty disco sound are tracks with a peculiar sense of calm. Tracks like “The End of the Road” and “On the Fringe” leave a bit of the sleaze at the massage parlor door, opening up a new chapter of sound for the band. More outer space dump diving than straight-up vulgar, Crnobrnja also added that the album “Works with old recordings that we have not used yet, such as vocals recorded years ago that I didn’t like at the time.” Bringing back the past has meant a softer edge for the duo, who still work from different countries. The only time they come together is for music.


Trash essentialists In Flagranti encapsulate all aspects of throw-away culture from the 70s, with both the music and visuals that made it a must. Both Sasa Crnobrnja and Alex Gloor are the nucleus of In Flagranti. Formed in 2002, they are never in the same room or the same location, but as long as there is a computer terminal near by, Gloor would send sample rips from records he found during shopping trips to New York which Crnobrnja would piece together into what could be best described as a sonic collage of twisted sounds from an era that no-one should ever forget, with a mild hint of disco and punk.

Today as it stands, their name is synonymous in the DJing circles with much of their music played out by the likes of Towa Tei, James Murphy, Erol Alkan and 2manyDJs, all the while maintaining a cult following and mystique. And yes they still live in different time zones with Alex still in Switzerland and Sasha having relocated to London.

‘Worse For Wear’ Album release – May 2nd

‘Worse For Wear’ Single release April 25th – incl. remixes from Punks Jump Up and Mixhell

Promo Video for the album:


1: Worse For Wear
2: Prelude To Chaos
3: Hallow Discourse
4: Latter-Day Methods
5: On The Fringe
6: Three-Piece Suit
7: Peculiar Protagonist
8: The End Of The Road
9: Anglo-Saxon Pragmatism
10: Knock Out Logic

Love the Holy Ghost new single!

Q Music newspiece on Strummerville Spring sessions with Frank Turner

Guardian Guide feature with Carl Craig

three pages in the mag!

Discodeine podcast on Resident Advisor

Laurent Garnier 6 Music Show

Listen again here!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Discodeine album of the month in Intro Germany

Ovum Miami teaser video

Discodeine review in Uncut

Planet-E compilation of the month in Mixmag

Planet-E London Preview / Carl Craig interview in Time Out

Discodeine MusicOMH review

Romboy & Bodzin and Discodeine interviews in APE

Rave Oz review of Discodeine

Discodeine review on Resident Advisor

The Quietus interview with Carl Craig

Discodeine review / Quietus radio - review - on the quietus radio

Laurent Garnier on 6Mix this Sunday - 8pm - 10pm

see here for full infos!

Strummerville Spring Sessions with Special Guest Frank Turner - April 21st

With special guest Frank Turner

And... Strummerville bands The Barker Band, Benjamin Folke Thomas, The Great Whale, La Rabla Fam, Shooting Star Poets, The Vagabonds, Bastille, Dark Moon, The Joker And The Thief, The Lights, Tom And The Tides, The Welcome Committee

Followed by ... The Maccabees DJ set and One Love Soundsystem

Thursday April 21st - Hearn Street Carpark
8pm - 6am

It's the night before Good Friday, one of the best nights of the year to throw a party and when Strummerville will present the charity's crop of new talent, sharing a stage with Frank Turner, who will celebrate his 1000th ever live show.

Growing out of its West London base, the Strummerville Spring Sessions goes to East London to take-over Hearn Street's Carpark on Thursday April 21st (Easter Thursday) from 8pm until 6am.

Strummerville, The Joe Strummer New Music Foundation is a registered charity that gives support and hope to aspiring musicians and help to projects that help to change the world through music.

"These bi-annual showcases are always real highlights for us and it's exciting to present some of the broad spectrum of the talent we have been helping. Having Frank give us this support is really special for everyone involved, it's artists like Frank that make us all keep believing ..." - Strummerville

Turner performed a very magical, intimate campfire session at Glastonbury last summer; a much talked about Glastonbury legend.

Anyone who has ever been to a Strummerville campfire or previous Strummerville Sessions will know that at every Strummerville event, there is a special energy. Strummerville's attitude for events is great music mixed with great people - on stage and off - pure and simple.

"The 1000th show is going to be a big landmark, and to be honest I was at a loss as to how to mark it - but when my good friends at Strummerville got in touch, it made perfect sense - a massive party to mark the occasion and promote some great causes. What more do you want from a night out?" - Frank Turner

Featuring (across 2 stages) :
The Barker Band
Benjamin Folke Thomas
The Great Whale
La Rabla Fam
Shooting Star Poets
The Vagabonds
Dark Moon
The Joker And The Thief
Tom And The Tides
The Welcome Committee

The live music extravaganza will be followed by DJ set by The Maccabees and One Love Soundsystem

A pre-festival warm-up for the summer ahead...

Buy tickets:

Strummerville Spring Sessions
Thursday 21st April
Hearn Street Carpark 7-11 Hearn St, off Curtain Rd, London, EC2A 3LS