Monday, October 30, 2006

I'm trying to be a little bit more regular so what happens? I only go to me old queen's for a week with my lad and have to put everything off for a week innit. Anyway, here's the last playlist a week late.

Machines Playlist: 21/10/06:

If You Give Me - John Dahlback (Pickadoll)
Give Me Your Love (Tango Terje edit) - Curtis Mayfield (Supreme)
Sea of Sand - Guy Gerber & Shlomi Aber (Cocoon)
Satisfaction - Mr Pauli (Viewlexx)
Kookaburra (Gabriel Ananda remix) - Heckmann & Kaufelt (AFU)
Full Clip - Martin Buttrich (Planet E)
Lovelight (Soulwax Ravelight remix) - Robbie Williams (cdr)
Why Must - Repeat, Repeat (Soma)
Far Away (Jennifer Cardini & Shonky remix) - Mlle Caro & Frank Garcia (Crosstown Rebels)
We Love Mutronics (Keithy Boy remix) - Two Lone Swordsmen (Rotters Golf Club)
Buckets - Alland Byallo (Liebe Detail)
The Porcupine - Latex (Rebelone)
Doin' It (Daniel Wang remix) - Putsch 79 (Clone)
Anghor Wat - DJ Dex (UR)
Track 3 from "No More Vampires" - Osvaldo (Underline)
Pink Dust - Redshape (Styrax Leaves)
Untitled from "Multiplicaciones" - Alex Under (Apnea)

And, as always, I gave away more free things. This time it was a couple of copies of the latest installment of "At The Controls." James Holden did vol.1 earlier this year and M.A.N.D.Y. have just done vol 2. The question that can win you a copy of this double cd set is piss-easy.
What is the name of the label, named after an Olivia Newton-John classic, that M.A.N.D.Y. record on? Interested, then leave a comment after this piece, with full contact details.

Like I said, I was on family business last week so I took advantage to go to Manchester and attend the third Saturday of the Warehouse Project which featured a Detroit love-in courtesey of Los Hermanos, Octave One, Suburban Knight, DJ 3000 and Robert Hood. Jamie Liddell, the Unabombers etc were to be found in the other room, but I didn't ant to pass up some prime Detroit cuts so I kept my eyes firmly fixed towards the stage where the big "UR" screens were flickering, tried to take some photos - see amateur efforts above. I had a good time, but this was no thanks to the inferior sound quality of the venue, which at one point reminded me and my mates of a large scale school disco. The sound did seem to pick up when the djs were playing sets and, inexplicably seemed to get better the more the night wore on. This was unfortunate for Los Hermanos who came on after Mr Scruff and Mark Flash who must have lost weight gesticulating to the sound men. I said "inexplicably" because I've never understood what's in it for the audience to have successive acts sound better than each other, and I doubt the Detroit lads need to compete with their egos. Having said that, it could simply have been a situation trying to get progressively better due to the sterling efforts of the sound engineers. Another thing that annoyed me was deciding to get some laughing gas only to find that it had sold out. Anyway, as said before I had a good time and that's the most important thing, but I think it could have been better.

I've heard the new Repeat, Repeat album on Soma. It's called 'Squints" and it's a wobbly, off-kilter collection of tracks that pushes techno in the right direction. Dave Congreve, half of Repeat, Repeat is one of the country's best djs but it's a long time sonce I've heard a set by him. If anyone has any links to online mixes by him, please drop me a line to

Oh, and I took Hector, one of my boys, to his first match, a 4-3 victory for the mighty Reds against Reading in the Carling Cup. A full house, seven goals (all sublime from the Reds), a comeback from Reading that had nerves frayed, he won't forget that in a hurry.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Saturday's show was a blinder if I do say so myself. Here's a full playlist:

Tubular Bells (Cosmic mix) - Champ's Boys Orchestra (Supreme)
Beat, Zen, Square Zen and Zen - From Karaoke To Stardom (Rrygular)
No Sleep (edit) - Dinky and Jorge Gonzales (Horizontal)
The Contemporary Fix (Serious Syntoms version) - Lindstrom (Feedelity)
Like A Pen (Heartthrob remix) - The Knife (Rabid)
India In Me - Cobblestone Jazz (Wagon Repair)
Bluten Sim Dem Grossen Schillerfalter Fremd (Adam Beyer "Mad Eye" remix) - Dominik Eulberg (Traum)
You Can't Do Disco Without A Strat - Andy Weatherall (Rotters Golf Club)
CSide (DBeat remix by Silicon) - Octogen (Soma)
Idea - Barem (cdr)
Movin' Like A Train (Smith n' Hack remix) - Herbert (K7)
Model 1601 (Fairmont remix) - Marc Romboy (Systematic)
Rekorder 07 (Rekorder)

Rub-n-Tug Fabric Radio Mix:

Les Djinns (Trentemoller remix) - Less Djinns (Get Physical)
Hot Gloves - Swag (Dialect)
Liberate - Force Of Nature (Libyus)
Voyage - Kris Menace (Compuphonic)
Grey Clouds (Bassthedub mix) - 20/20 Soundsystem (20/20 Vision)
Delayer - Cosmo Vitelli (Cliche)

There were a couple of competitions on Saturday's show. Here's the breakdown:

First comp:
First prize, a pair of tickets to see A Guy Called Gerald at the Warehouse Project, Manchester on the 27/10, plus "Proto Acid - The Berlin Sessions" cd - A Guy Called Gerald (Laboratory Instinct).

Second prize, a copy of "Proto Acid - The Berlin Sessions" cd.

Full line-up

Question: A Guy Called Gerald's main claim to fame is as the artist behind which acid house anthem from the late '80's?

Second Comp:
Prizes, two copies of In Flagranti's debut cd "Wronger Than Anyone Else" (Codek)

Question: One of In Flagranti's influences, (according to the press release), Patrick Cowley, remixed which famous disco track by Donna Summer?

Both of the competition cds were reviewed on this very blog by yours truly in the summer. If you want a gander, plunge into the archives.

Meanwhile, those very kind people at Fabric sent me an advance copy of Marco Carola's new mix cd, due out in the UK on the 13/11/06 and a month later in the US. It's really very good too. Mr Carola manages to keep things taut, bass-driven and funky throughout, without compromising his musical integrity. Listening to this cd made me think of sweaty railway arches and messy after parties. Marco used to be known for the three-deck pyrotechnics beloved of Jeff Mills, with a similar loopy disposition, but this mix while being unashamedly techno has house's best interest at heart too. The inclusion of artists such as Chris Carrier and Marek Bois are testament to this, and the likes of Fraktion, Marc Houle, Audio Werner and Dolly La Parton (Alex Under) help take things a stage further into the stratosphere. The mix kicks off proper though, with the second track by Erik Otanabe. There's a misprint on my press release, so I don't know the track name, only that it's probably an Eclat and Prudo remix on Minisketch.

Here's a full track listing:

Io - Matt John (Underl_ne)
Eclat & Prudo (Alfa Romero mix) - Erik Otanabe (Minisketch) (don't think this is the real track name)
Sure Shot - Chris Carrier (Adult Only)
You Got Good Ash (Gabriel Ananda remix) - Marek Bois (Trapez)
I am . . .You! (Someone Else remix) - Fusiphorm (Found Sound)
Nakuta - Timo Antilla (Frozen North)
Cilindro - Barem (Found Sound)
Snowman - Mathias Kaden (We Are)
Cretine - Paco Osuna (Plus 8)
Acidrop - Fraktion (Resopal)
Kicker - Marc Houle (Minus)
Onandon - Audio Werner (Perlon)
Whenever - Dolly La Parton (Be My Sheep)
Pecan - Microfunk aka 2000 and One and Dave Ellesmere (Remote Area Records)
Change - Details (Loose)
Newbe (Heartthrob's Are U Gay remix) - Dario Zenker (Esperanza)
Escarabajos - Ernie (Signs Of Authority)
Plunder - Alex Smoke (Soma)

Friday, October 06, 2006

For all those in and around Cambridge this coming Sunday, the 8th, check this line-up out at The BoxTree

Patrick Cavaliere(Burning down the house) 2-4
le jockey (Horse play) 4-6
Alex nichols (Flex) 6-8
Tom Hallmark (Flex) 8-10
Largo (beiek, bottom heavy) 10-12

This is being organised by Tom Hallmark and Largo and will hopefully do very well.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

A quick correction of the info referring to The Warehouse Project. The
venue for The Warehouse Project is now called
The Old Brewery (formerly Boddingtons).
God, forgot to do a chart for the first time in a while. I must keep up the obsessive good work by not only covering last month, but this month too. Expect a similarly fastidious post again, on the same subject, before the end of October.

Full Clip - Martin Buttrich (Planet E)
Fillertet (Dominik Eulberg remix) - Shane Berry (Trapez Ltd)
Mouth To Mouth - Audion (Spectral)
India In Me - Cobblestone Jazz (Wagon Repair)
Automatic - Mathew Jonson (Wagon Repair)
Blueten Sind Dem Grossen Schillerfalter Fremd Remixes - Dominik Eulberg (Traum)
No Sleep - Dinky And Jorge Gonzales (Horizontal)
The Porcupine - Latex (Rebelone)
Swallow (Derrick Carter remixes) - My Robot Friend (Soma)
My Bleep (Luke Solomon remix) - Radio Slave (Rekid)
Donnerstag - 909 Disco (cdr)
Timeless - Pascal FEOS (Level Non Zero)
Like A Pen (Heartthrob remix) - The Knife (Rabid)
The Alchemist - Stephan Bodzin And Mark Romboy (20/20 Vision)
6 X 6 - Donnacha Costello (Minimise)
Long Term (Monoblock mix) - Scout (Archipel)

On this weeks "Machines Are Funky" there'll be two competitions to win two copies each of the new A Guy Called Gerald cd "Proto Acid The Berlin Sessions" and In Flagranti's "Wronger Than Anyone Else." Also, the cream of new electro, techno and house featuring new music from, amongst others, The Knife, Barem, Isolee, From Karaoke To Stardom, Cobblestone Jazz/Matthew Jonson and many, many more

In addition to the "A Guy Called Gerald" cds, I'll also be giving away a pair of tickets for his night at The Old Boddington's Brewery, which is part of
The Warehouse Project.

Here's the all-important date and line-up:

Friday 27th October

SEQUENCE presents
Sequence DJs

Should be brill! Listen to the show of the same name on 209 Radio this coming Saturday night, 7-9pm, for full details.