Monday, February 26, 2007


I've been up to my eyeballs in shitty pampers, cute little one-piece pyjama suits and bodies, and pooey baby smells. To top all this, I've been up every two or three hours breastfeeding. How, you may ask, am I able to blog with the chaos expanding all around me? Well it's not easy. I've also found time to review some new stuff forthcoming on Soma, Titbit & Motech as well as writing a mini-epic for Resident Advisor on the subject of The Martinez Brother's release on Objektivity “My Rendition.” I've been a busy bee, and being pregnant has only been the half of it. Oh, and before I forget, here's a repeat of the competition Ques
“Nobody's Perfect
Part Two.”

What was the name of the single that Andre Parker made with DJ Godfather and DJ Assault?

Answers to this blog please. Leave a comment and full contact details. Because of my mind being obviously elsewhere these last couple of weeks, I've almost certainly forgotten important details in the question, such as when the single was made. Therefore this competition is open until the next show, which will be on the 10/3 featuring local boy genius and member of the Kittenflux collective, Dave Kelso. I thank you.

This week's show featured an interview with Doppler of the ARU DJ Society. He also selected the second half of the show.

First half incorporating Doppler interview:

Hypnodelic -Francois Kevorkian (Wave)
Dwarfzilla – Luci (Titbit)
The Weight – The Black Dog (Soma)
Electron Push – Silicon (NSC)
Alia (Gary Martin remix) – DJ 3000 & Gerald Mitchell (Motech)
Warzawa – Ben Klock (Ostgut Ton)
Ring of Fire – Mark Henning (Trapez)
Moonbeam – Eclipse (Traum)

Doppler's selection:

A Chico Rythmico – Locodice (Cadenza)
Kreuzberg Krunk (Inside Out mix) – Tony Rohr (Clink)
Der Senat – Paul Kalkenrenner (Bpitch)
Exciting Ride – Bodycode (Spectral)
Akul – Umek (Audiomatique)
Kaliber 10.1 – Kaliber (Kaliber)
Bring The Beat Back – Pascal FEOS (Level Non Zero)
Pintare – Sami Koivikko (Spectral)
Heka Bright Side – Daniel Vigorito (Nusi de Orion Minimal Music)

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Birth of a Corey

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Marcel Emile Oscar Corey was born at 4:23am on Tuesday 13th February 2007. The three christian names are because we couldn't make up our minds what to call him. I've just returned back to work from paternity leave and slowly getting used to the routine. Sleep has been a luxury, but not as much as for the wife. I found time to go to The Priory last week with Paul Woolford, which was nice, so that's why there's a mix of photos. Not in the mood to write a lot now. Expect a chart by the start of next week, along with a show playlist. I hope to be having Doppler, of the ARU DJ Society and resident of local night "Minimal Theory" guesting, so tune in for that. It should be a good 'un.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Guess where I am? I'm in the food hall of Addenbrooke's Hospital while Emmanuelle's upstairs in the delivery suite waiting for a midwife to come and induce the baby. It's a hive of activity in here with everyone eating crisps and food better suited to anywhere but a hospital. Anyway, as you can imagine I've got things on my mind at the mo' so I'll just post last Saturday's playlist and be on my way.

Click on the show link in the links list. The archive isn't up yet, but should be by tomorrow.

Prima Materia (edit) – Alex Smoke (Soma)
Anne Will (Vicenzo remix) – Move D (Liebe Detail Spezial)
Die Alpenstrandaufer von Spiekeroog – Dominik Eulberg (Traum)
Skydive From Venus (Deetron remix) – Detroit Grand Pubas (Detelefunk)
Magik – Harry Axt (Grand Petrol)
Asha – Pantha du Prince (Dial)
Fluteorgie – Hug (Kompakt)
Sukkin Mutik – Davide Squillace (Ovum)

In The Mix:

Home, Stop, Welcome (Andrew Weatherall remix) – Repeat, Repeat (Soma)
Voodoo Ray (FK remix) – A Guy Called Gerald (Fontana)
Driven (Jamie Jones Pacific mix) – Estroe (Connaisseur Superior)
Galaxy 82 – Makossa & Megablast (G Stone)
Bosch – Richard Wolfsdorf (Research)
Time – Christian Vogel (Tresor)
State Of Mind – Motor City Soul (Lo Fi Stereo)
My Rendition – The Martinez Brothers (Objektivity)
Playing Games (Rob Mello's No Ears mix) – Galen (Utensil)
Olympia – Shonky (Freak n' Chic)
Blue Bayou – Marc Houle (Minus)
Olanto (Lee Jones remix) – Jacopo Carreras (LAN)
The Human Bond – E Dancer (KMS)

Expect a mix to be posted for download within the fortnight, and some baby photos too.

Monday, February 05, 2007

The Time Is Nigh . . .

The Time Is Nigh. . .

I am on standby. Every night I turn in I am painfully aware of the fact that it could be all hands on deck at any time now. Emmanuelle may face the call of nature. Reproduction waits for no one. The ambulance could may have to be called and all hands will be on deck. So far so good but at the very least, the baby will be induced a week today. At least I'll know when it happens if it happens on time. Cryptic eh? Anyway, earlier ijn the week I popped down to London for the evening and got taken out to an excellent Japanese restaurant. I love the food, but am not an expert so it was that at my ripe old age I was initiated into the ways of sashimi and varieties of sushi that I thought were mere myths. I've also been filling my time reading about, amongst other things The Children's Crusades. This was bonkers and would make a great film, however, due to the current political climate, I don't think I'll be putting my money behind it just yet.

Got a show this week, pre-recording it on Friday. No guests, just me, but there'll be a new mix on it which I'm really looking forward to putting together. I wanted Tom Hallmark, who would have guested on the show that was cancelled last weekend, to guest but he's tied up. He'll be on sometime in March I hope. Doppler from the ARU DJ society will be with me on the 24/2 I hope, and Dave Kelso soon after and Mark Henning. Other dates for your diary include The Priory with Paul Woolford on the 15/2, and Erol Alkan with The Priory at "Kill 'Em All Let God Sort It Out at The Junction on the 23/3.

As far as I'm concerned I need to get out more, and that means journeying down to fair Londinium for as many knees-ups as I can manage. I'm working on getting my arse down to the T-Bar on a regular basis and immersing myself in the hedonism and fornication that goes on thereabouts. Meanwhile I'm liking the new deeper direction electronic music seems to be taking itself in. DJs such as Jamie Jones, Matt Styles and Geddes are mixing things up rather nicely and blazing a trail for others to follow. In truth what they're doing isn't any different from the halcyon days of tech-house, but the current direction seems fresh and there's a buzz in London at the moment which has been nicely amplified by the many after parties, and parties in their own right, at places like Kubicle and the T-Bar and of course Mulletover. I for one am looking forward to some interesting excursions in the months to come.