Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Mr Fire & Mr Ice

Well, in the pressure cooker that is my abode, I finally found the time and space to do a new mix. Next up will be my mix for Modyfier's "Process" series. I'll start digging around for stuff to put in that tomorrow. Anyone familiar with James Ellroy's "LA Quartet" will know where I nicked the title from. "Mr Fire & Mr Ice" refers to two of the principal characters in the first book of the quartet, The Black Dahlia. Mr Fire is Officer Lee Blanchard, a fast-talking, action-oriented man who loves the limelight. Mr Ice is Dwight ‘Bucky’ Bleichert, a cop who avoids confrontations unless he’s forced into action. More of an introvert, it’s only after partnering up with Lee that Bucky becomes a player to be reckoned with within the police department.

Character descriptions cut and pasted from somewhere else.

So there you have it. Don't bother with the Scarlett Johansen - starring film though. Check out the book first.

Here's the tracklist:

You - Funkineven (Eglo)
I'm KMFH Girl! - Kyle Hall (Wild Oats)
Guest Service Shalom - Roni Nachum (Fine Art)
Sense - XDB (Wave)
Party People Clap (Levon Vincent remix) - DJ Qu (Deconstruct)
No Kiss (Um Po Tech) - Alex Picone (Mixworks)
Buckle Up - Big Strick (FXHE)
Tiger, Tiger (Ekkohaus Main mix) - Jozif (Fear Of Flying)
Strombooty - Billy Dalessandro (Siteholder)
Vampirella (Motorcityweakedoutfunkdub) - Subvoice (Subvoice Electronic Music)
Equalized 03 B
Here & Now - Rozzo (Trackdown)
Goldbrokat (Donato Dozzy Techno mix) - Cio D'Or (Prologue)
All The Way Back - Horizontal Ground 03
Fables & Fairytales - N/A feat. Rosina (Crosstown Rebels)
Lautschrift - Mike Dehnert (Cone Basement Series)
Grinding - Lee Foss (Wolf & Lamb)
Geheimtipp 03
Path Of Most Resistance - Pepe Bradock (Atavisme)

Download "Mr Fire & Mr Ice" here.

Part 2

Cottam 03 A - Cottam
Alien Mutts - Tama Sumo & Prosumer (Diamonds And Pearls)
Rough Side - DJ Kaos (Clone Loft Series)
Fixed Purpose - Bas Ror (Data Leak)
Basic Necessities - Basic Soul Unit (New Kanada)
Unknown Place - Lori (Prologue)
Infodex 0001 - Roswell Return (SD)
Double-Jointed Sex Freak - Levon Vincent (Novel Sound)
Aquanile - Guti (Desolat)
The Pressure (Mr G's Bass Cultured mix) - Kasper (Bass Culture)
Dub Weapon No 1 - Fish Go Deep (Bastardo Electrico)
Above 90 (Norman Nodge remix) - Peter van Hoesen (Time To Express)
Abbott (Mike Parker remix) - Donor/Truss (Synewave)
Mouth Of Sip (Ben Klock remix) - Steve Bug (Poker Flat)
Golden Glow - Markus Homm (Highgrade Digital)
Prayer For Detroit - Kris Wadsworth (Fresh Meat)
Nice & Clean - Lemos (Cecille Numbers)
Hollywood - Inxec & Matt Tolfrey (Culprit)
A Goat On Fire In The Garden Of Eden - Jabberjaw (Spectral)
Libellules - Agoria (Infine)
Three Blind Rats - Omar S (FXHE)

Download "Mr Fire & Mr Ice Part 2" here.

Constructed, as ever, under duress, at Castle Corey, Haverhill, Suffolk, UK, on two Technics 1210s, two Pioneers CDJ200s and an Allen & Heath Xone:32.

I hope to be making the transition to full-on Serato land soonish, but won't ever be abandoning the more conventional approach.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Machines Are Funky: 26.12.09 Playlist, DJ Oslek Mix

Last night's playlist, featuring a guest mix from DJ Oslek:

Guest Service Shalom - Roni Nachum (Fine Art)
Amor - Joe Deldo et Obeno (Logos)
Don't Let The Stars Keep Us Tangled Up (Radio edit) - Cortney Tidwell (R&S)
Lost - XDB (Wave)
Forget The World - Zev feat Beckford (Wolf & Lamb)
The Other Side - Inxec & Matt Tolfrey (Culprit)
Tiger, Tiger (Ekkohaus Deep mix) - Jozif (Fear Of Flying)
Fables & Fairytales (Deniz Kurtel remix) - N/A feat Rosina (Crosstown Rebels)
Strombooty - Billy Dalessandro (Siteholder)
J. Doe - Joy Orbison (Doldrums)
Esperanto - Peveralist (Punch Drunk)
Price Tag (Appleblim & Komonazmuk remix) - Mymy & Emika (Aus)

DJ Oslek In The Mix:

Kuoyah - Grain Pulse (Dub)
Sclist - Idle (Frijsfo Beats forthcoming)
Sully - Sleazy (Frijsfo Beats)
Point B - Istocity Meter (Frijsfo Beats) / Sully - Sleazy
Lewis Hunter - Cut from the wreckage (Sclist remix) - (Frijsfo Beats forthcoming)
Martyn - Natural Selection (3024)
Sclist - Hollow (Frijsfo Beats forthcoming)
Ekelon - 7th Soul (Sully remix) - (Creative Space)
Martyn - Vancouver (2562 remix) (3024)
Sully - Jackmans Rec (Frijsfo Beats)
Timeblind - Ontological ground of being (Soot)
EDMX - Time Light Cones (Frijsfo Beats)
Kode 9 - Kingstown Dub (Hyperdub) / EDMX - Coral City (Frijsfo Beats)

Download DJ Oslek's Bedroom DJ No. 1 mix here

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Machines Are Funky Tonight

As my previous show was cancelled, tonight's show was an easy one to plan. Some adjustments have been made but, for the most part, it remains unchanged.

On this week's show I welcome Frijsfo Beat's Dave Kelso, aka DJ Oslek, for a guest mix. He'll be playing during the second hour of the show. Before that I'll be playing a deep and groovy array of sounds, including Inxec & Matt Tolfrey on Culprit, Guest Service on Fine Art and N/A feat Rosina on Crosstown Rebels.


Keep it locked.

Machines Are Funky: 7-9pm GMT

105FM in Cambridge

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Lee Foss Interview

Well, I bumped into Lee Foss in Cambridge last month. We met at The Priory when Jamie Jones was playing. I'd recently reviewed Lee's excellent 'The Edge' for RA so, armed with that tenous means of introduction, chatted to him during his more coherent moments. He was courtesy itself and agreed to answer some questions, which I duly emailed. A very good interview has appeared in the interim, on the Teshno blog, so I didn't want to duplicate too much. Anyway, here it is.

Jamie Jones also agreed to answer some questions, he's got them but I don't know when I'm getting them back. I shall prod him presently.

Lee Foss Questions & Answers:

What's your take on London and the UK generally? Is everything really a lot smaller over here?

Hmm, I love London and I’ve really been enjoying my UK gigs. I mean there are things about the UK and Europe that I don’t love, things are definitely smaller, I don’t really prefer the food, there are things I get homesick for but at this point I’ve definitely spent enough time here over the years to feel at home in the UK.

Your music is as American, and humid, as house gets. How do you think living in a damp, cold climate will influence your output?

That’s a good question, we’ll see. The last month since I’ve been in London the weather has been terrible and I was sleeping all day and never saw the sun and that and some really tough personal times made it hard to work, but I’ve been working lately so I think it’s just something you get over and get on with. The truth is I will probably always spend a lot of time both here and L.A. I do really enjoy the sunshine and I can’t say it doesn’t help me work. I couldn’t really say if the weather would influence the mood of my tracks.

A lot of American artists say that the scene stateside is relatively non-existent. What's your experience of this and how does it compare with the UK and Europe?

It is absolutely non-existent compared to Europe. It’s a case of DIY or nothing really, and if you are throwing parties stateside booking credible music, it will always lose you money, so it's an investment in building your brand and your relationships with artists.
Certainly there are more up for it people in the UK and Europe and bigger youth cultures in the major cities and more knowledgable fans, but it’s not something that ever made me bang my head against the wall, it is what it is, and its not likely to change. England has Radio 1 and a national media, everyone sees and experiences the same thing and dance music is showcased, it is obvious you are going to get a more clued up generation of kids that in a country that is spread out into dozens of regions with regional media and virtually no exposure to dance music. America will always have a disconnection when it comes to youth culture.

Your work as Hot Natured with Jamie Jones is very much flavour of the month. Re-edits feature heavily in both your's and Jamie's sets and output. What's the difference between a remix and re-edit? And do you ever feel that what you're doing is too poppy and approaching the wrong side of cheese?

For me there is no difference between a remix or a re-edit or at least not the way it is currently being defined, edits are just a trendy way to call it to sell records in Phonica and to make it sound cooler to put them out and not have the original artist notice it's out there. I mean a re-edit in practice would just be a rearrangement of a tracks sequencing without additional production.
I don’t ever feel what I’m doing is too poppy, I have every intention of eventually producing for major label artists, who wouldn’t want to work with Jay-Z, or Santogold, or La Roux, or people that inspire you?

It's interesting that LA has suddenly become a focal point for house. Is it all Droog and the parties at The Standard, or are there other things happening?

I suppose there are other things happening, but I moved there to work with Droog and to do those parties, and my life has been focused around that scene. Certainly there are other promoters who book techno and house and do a perfectly good job of it, but Culprit is definitely building a sound and creating a brand, so for me that is the focal point of what's happening there. The fact that music is being created out of this scene that people are appreciating has got a lot more to do with the price of eggs than whether or not there were people there before us booking djs.

You're originally from Chicago, the home of house. Who did you associate with when there and did/do you have any contact with any of the scene veterans?

Hmm yeah I hung out with Mazi and Diz quite a bit, and I definitely knew Derrick and Justin Long and everyone that was still in the city from their generation. I basically did the parties I did there on my own which was probably part of the reason I left. I was getting good bookings and playing with great artists and sometimes doing my own parties but I definitely saw a cap as to what I could accomplish there and who would appreciate it. I will always have love for Chicago and it will always be my home, it made me.

Do you have any all-time favourites: albums, artists, tracks . .? And what are your influences outside music?

Albums – Jay Z – Reasonable Doubt and the Blueprint, Notorious BIG – Ready To Die and Life After Death, Nas – Illmatic, Outkast – Atliens, the Pharcyde - Labcabincalifornia

Artists – Notorious B.I.G.

Tracks – too many to begin to start to name them

I am influenced by The Wire

You're associated with Wolf & Lamb. Can you put your finger on why they're in the ascendancy? What do you have in common?

I think there are quite a few reasons Wolf + Lamb are having so much success, but I think the main reason is that Gadi is obsessed with staying ahead of the curve and probably overthinks things but the attention to detail and forward thinking a+ring and presentation to the point point of neuroticism really give the brand a distinct identity. Also the parties at the Marcy are unparalleled in the world right now, and it just adds to the fact that so much great music is being released.

For me the biggest thing I have in common with Gadi, Zev, and Deniz is work ethic. Gadi and Zev are constantly working, whether its towards the label, or setting up for a party, or touring, and Deniz is the only person I know who works as hard as Jamie and I do in the studio so I’m constantly impressed when I’m around them and see other people with ambition like mine.

Define your sound and try and explain what makes you stand out from the crowd.

I have a hard time answering questions like this, I guess bouncy percussion, rising dark basslines, moody chords, disembodied 90’s soul vocals, and 80’s funk snippets with updated production techniques. Depth mixed with funk.

I don’t hear a ton of music that I fee like playing outside of my immediate circle of friends, so I guess that the music we are making does stand out a little. As a dj I think I stand out from the crowd because so much of what I’m playing is my own, and because I’m really working hard the first time I go to new cities to make set special and connect w every crowd.

Many thanks Lee.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Fables & Fairytales - N/A Feat Rosina (Crosstown Rebels)

Read my RA review of 'Fables & Fairytales' here.

Le Jockey's Christmas Mix

Here's a link to a short mix of his own stuff by Jonny Davies, aka Le Jockey.

Oh Yeah? - Le Jockey
Deep Fried Disklet - Le Jockey and Matt McConky
Olive Oils - Le Jockey
Perfect Cadence - Le Jockey
Post Saturday Blues - Le Jockey feat. Austin Heroine
Fracaso Para Iniciar - Le Jockey
Trelawn - Le Jockey remix

I'm going to "get busy" myself today. I'll also be posting an interview that I did with Mr Lee Foss later in the week.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

And There's More

Rob Mello on Roof FM

Here's one from the disco plumber himself. Rob is an excellent DJ and an all-round nice character (haven't bumped into him for a long time now though, maybe he's changed . . ?). In any case, get on down and partay.

BTW, the above photo is the only one of Rob in existence.

Efdemin, Phantasma, Harry Klein,4.12.09

Kicks off with the Delano Smith track I featured on "Darkness and Light" a month or so back, which is no bad thing. Efdemin is usually a safe bet to deliver a bit of depth. Does he spin wearing a tie?

Ben Klock On Electronic Beats Radio, 4.12.09

Another offering from the Klockster. Keep it locked.

Some Mixes

Mmmm, analogue warmth . . .

It's been a while since I posted any mix links, so here are a few. Some listened to already, some not. Your opinions and feedback always welcome.

Lee Foss Louche Podcast.

Excellent libidinously funky offering from Mr Foss. I will have a few words from him on this blog soon. Meanwhile, here's one of the best mixes of the last six months, that I've listened to, anyway.

Droog Tsugi podcast.

Haven't listened to this yet, but will go with my instincts and big it up anyway on the strength of listening to many of these boys sets frlom their famous parties at The Standard Hotel in LA.

Norman Nodge on Francois X.

The lawyer with the psychopath's name will undoubtedly be playing slabs of drone-influenced Berghain-style techno here. I've read some negative feedback on this one, but Nodge's mixes don't appear often enough on the net so always worth taking a chance on.

XDB Beatdown mix.

Played the Sud Electronic Christmas knees-up in London last night. This will hopefully be on Soundcloud for a while yet. If' it gets taken down, drop me a line and I'll re-up.

Specter Uzuri Mix

Deep house to get lost in. "Get us at it."

Ben Klock Bodytonic Live

Ben Klock, you know the score.

Greg Wilson Live At The Horse And Groom: Credit To The Edit 2 Launch 22.11.09

As you can see, I'm low on literary inspiration as far as posting is concerned. Greg Wilson, "do you know the score?"

There were three parts to this mix, now there are two. I will upload the first part if requested.

No Show Last Night

A repeat of the previous "Machines Are Funky" was broadcast last night. Not to worry, whatever was planned will be broadcast on my 26.12.show. This will mean that DJ Oslek's mix shall have second hour privileges then. Apologies to anyone who may have tuned in expecting a live broadcast.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Machines Are Funky: 12.12 09 With DJ Oslek

On this week's show I welcome Frijsfo Beat's Dave Kelso, aka DJ Oslek, for a guest mix and a chat. He'll be playing during the second hour of the show. Before that I'll be playing a deep and groovy array of sounds, including Inxec & Matt Tolfrey on Culprit, Guest Service on Fine Art and Mike Dehnert's newie on Clone.


Keep it locked.

Machines Are Funky: 7-9pm GMT

105FM in Cambridge

209radio.co.uk globally

Friday, December 04, 2009

209 Radio's Survival

As you may, or may not know, this blog was set up as a companion to my radio show "Machines Are Funky" which is broadcast every two Saturdays on 209 Radio, (soon to change its name to Cambridge 105). The blog has been in existence now for three-and-a-half years, the show for just over five. In any case, the show has been an island of stability for me during that time, which has also witnessed two house moves and the birth of another son. Last week things were on the brink of disintegration. As I posted on Sunday, last weekend's show was, at time of going to press, due to be my final fling. Four days ago a lot of the radio's staff (all volunteers bar three) gathered for the anticipated fatal countdown. We needed to raise £28000 by midnight or face closure. At 11:30pm we had approximately £12500, which represented a very good effort but was obviously nowhere hear what was required. Karl, the station manager, was ready to wind things up when a mystery donor stumped up the difference. Everybody, bar Karl and one or two others (probably), is in the dark as to who made the donation. It couldn't have been more dramatic, or incredible.

Here's a link or two.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

This Is The End . . .? Machines Are Funky Playlist: 28.11.09

Here's an update on the situation at 209 Radio at the moment. It doesn't make pretty reading I'm afraid. At the moment it would seem that last night's broadcast was my last show. I'll wait until Tuesday until I say anything further. Here's last night's playlist in any case.

Machines Are Funky: 28.11.09

Rollerskate - Matias Aguayo (Kompakt)
Who La La (Linkwood edit) (Firecracker)
Don't Sleep (Jonny White & Kenny Glasgow remix) - Riz MC (Crosstown Digital Rebels)
Warrior Dance - DJ Qu & David S (Strength Music)
That Groove - Kris Wadsworth (Fresh Meat)
KHz - Marc Ashken (FVF)
No Relief (Sunkissed version) - Pete Grove (Thoughtless)
Warmathene (Alland Byallo remix) - Ed Davenport (Poker Flat Digital)
Not Now, I'm Dancing (Anonym remix) - DJ W!ld & Mr K (Bloop)
Libellules - Agoria (Infine)
Rawww - Sigha (Hotflush)
Cyclic (Peter van Hoesen remix) - Kevin Gorman (Mikrowave)
X Speaks To X (Al Tourettes & Appleblim remix) - Planetary Assault Systems (Ostgut Ton)
Cosmic Blast (Norman Nodge remix) - Resoe (Baum)
A Goat On Fire In The Garden Of Eden - Jabberjaw (Spectral)
Time Passes (Dyed Soundorom remix) - LoSoul Feat Fadila (Freak n' Chic)
Sed Non Satiata (Shonky's Papneek Lost Mimiok mix) - Bloody Mary & Argenis Brito (Contexterrior)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Saturday's Show

On this week's show there'll be a reasonable dubstep/techno interface, with Kevin Gorman remixed by Peter van Hoesen, as well as the upcoming Sigha release on Hotflush. As well as that, LoSoul remixed by Dyed Soundorom on Freak N' Chic and Kris Wadsworth's take on dancefloor-friendly dub techno. Tons more grooviness assured.

I hope that this show won't be the last time I broadcast on 209. Apparently there's a trustee's meeting on Saturday that may pull the plug on everything if financial help hasn't been forthcoming. My show has been prerecorded, as I'm away on family business this weekend, so what I've recorded may not be broadcast should Saturday be the last day of all. I'll be on my way up to Liverpool tomorrow afternoon with my fingers crossed and hope in my heart.

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Machines Are Funky: 7-9pm GMT

105FM in Cambridge

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Hot Future Happenings

So Jamie Jones played The Priory at The Fez in Cambridge last Thursday and I duly made a nuisance of myself and asked him if he'd do an interview for this blog and possibly submit a mix for my show. He said yes to both (he hopefully remembers), so watch out for some words from the Welsh wizard in the not-too-distant-future. Lee Foss was also in attendance and I'll be sending him some questions too. With another interview from Geddes in the pipeline, it's going to be a busy next few weeks.

Keep it locked...

Mikrowave 12 - Kevin Gorman (Mikrowave)

Read my RA review of Kevin Gorman's 'Mikrowave 12' here.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

And Here's What You Would Have Heard . . .

No one stepped forward to be my duty manager for this evening's show. A very frustrating state of affairs that, although it hasn't often occured, has always been a very real danger. Anyway, I was ready to go and even though I didn't broadcast tonight I thought I'd list what I would have played in my hypothetical playlist.

Machines Are Funky: 14.11.09

Aidy's Girl Is A Computer (Kyle Hall remix) - Darkstar (Hyperdub)
A Goat On Fire In The Garden Of Eden - Jabberjaw (Spectral)
The Edge - Lee Foss (Culprit)
Move - Ahmet Sisman (Slash)
Slently (Kirk Degiorgio remix) - Clara Moto (Infine)
Rollerskate - Mathias Aguayo (Kompakt)
Meandyou dub - Lowtec (Smallville)
Close To Me (Robert Hood remix) Youandme (Ornaments)
Helix - Marcel Dettmann (Diamonds & Pearls)
How Can You Lose (Numbercult)
Nebula - Delano Smith (Mixmode)
A World Divided (Offworld mix) - Octave One (430 West)
Rawww - Sigha (Hotflush)
Pastilla - Anton Zap (Quintessentials)
The Paranormal (Wolf & Lamb remix) - Voodeux (Mothership)
Cyclic (Peter Van Hoesen remix) - Kevin Gorman (Mikrowave)
No Relief - Pete Grove (Thoughtless)
Perrako (Moodymanc Double Dub mix) - Microsoul (Lust)

So, the order of play would be different but the above is more or less what would have been played tonight. In addition there would have been shitloads of important, opinionated information. In spite of its detractors, I quite like the Magda Fabric 49 cd. Judging by some of the comments a lot of people were expecting something else, bit more receptive here, but this is par for the course on these forums. Martyn is doing Fabric 50, so that should be interesting.

I'll round up a few mixes this week and post a few links. Keep it locked.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tomorrow's Show

This week's show will feature new releases from Clara Moto on Infine, Kevin Gorman on Mikrowave, Octave One on 430 West , Kyle Hall remixing Darkstar on Hyperdub and Jabberjaw on Spectral and loads of other great music from the cream of the current deep 4/4 electronica crop.

Keep it locked.

Machines Are Funky: 7-9pm GMT

105FM in Cambridge

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The Edge EP - Lee Foss (Culprit)

Read my RA review off Lee Fosses' 'The Edge' EP here.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Darkness And Light

Here's something I did this afternoon while I was in the mood. The next mix I do will be for a very special blog and will need a bit of time taken and a lot of thought devoted to it. Spontaneous as this one is, it's still well-balanced and, as far as I'm concerned, has a narrative.

Darkness And Light:

W.A.R. Dub - Trus'me (Prime Numbers)
Half - Vakula (Quintessentials)
December 10th - San Proper (Perlon)
Point Of No Return - Johnny D (Oslo)
Bump In The Night - Hugh Hephner (Siteholder Uncut)
The Music - Subb-An & Shelton (One Musik)
Disorder - The Cheapers (Upon You)
Goldbrokat (Donato Dozzy Techno mix) - Cio D'Or (Prologue)
Dark Room/Seduction - Ron Trent (Balance)
The Voice From Planet Love - Precious System (Running Back)
Teleparty - Robert Dietz (Cecille Numbers)
A Special Kind - Delano Smith (Third Ear)
That's That - Audion (Spectral)
Bounce The Blue - John Shenanigans (Circus Company)
Bells (Mr G's "No Bells" remix) - Semtek (Don't Be Afraid)
Hill St Blues - DJ Foxx & DJ Sense (Big Chief)
Sun Step - Oxia (8-Bit)
Juerca (Joke 04)
Things Fall Apart - Lee Foss (Culprit)
Miami Bass Machine - Ahmet Sisman (Slash)
These Times - Mihail Popoviciu (Highgrade)
Everybody I Got Him (2009 mix) - Mendo (Cadenza)
Metal Space (Mike Dehnert remix) - Samuli Kempii (Comisch)
Treat Me Right (Jimpster remix) - Tony Lionni (Freerange)

Download "Darkness And Light" here.

Or from Soundcloud.

Darkness And Light by Thetreecanopy

Done at Castle Corey, Haverhill, Suffolk, UK on the usual kit: two Technics 1210s, two Pioneer CDJ200s an Allen & Heath XOne:32 and recorded onto a Mac Probook using Audacity. One of these days I'll sort out Logic.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Derrick May Once More

Last Saturday BBC 6 digital radio broadcast a two hour Derrick May special. Here's a blurb from the BBC website.

Pioneering DJ Derrick May returns to 6 Mix with three brand new exclusive DJ sets, showcasing tunes from his musical past, present and future

Derrick - best known for his 1987 dance anthem Strings of Life under the name Rhythm Is Rhythm - has been an iconic name on the techno scene for over twenty years, DJing worldwide to a devoted fan base. Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, May's work - alongside fellow DJs Juan Atkins and Inner City's Kevin Saunderson - has provided the catalyst for a number of producers worldwide.

In his second 6 Mix of the year, Derrick plays classic house tunes which have inspired him from Fingers Inc and Lil Louis, plus jazz from Herbie Hancock and upfront music from John Tejada. He also talks about his work as a DJ and where's he's heading musically There's also a brand new hi tek soul mix and in the second hour of the show Derrick gets on the decks for an exclusive 'May Day' club mixes, featuring Liasons Dangereuses and Patrick Cowley and hot tunes from his own Transmat label.

I think you get the picture.

Here's a link to a previous post on this here blog that features Derrick's first BBC 6 mix from back in the summer, and here's a link for the programme broadcast two days ago. Go on 'der Degsy.


Reggie Dokes — Paradise
Fingers Inc. — Can You Feel It
Erp — Alsoran
Lil' Louis & The World — Aahhhh!
Herbie Hancock — Nobu
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra — Filibuster X
Double Helix — Omura
Jimbo — Untitled
Moodymanc — Thumbs Up
Chip E. & K. Joy — Like This
Phuture — Spank Spank
Home & Garden — 1984 (Brennan Green Remix)
Aaron-Carl — Untitled
Claudio Mate — 8th Dimension (Jerome Sydenham Remix)
Dark Comedy — Untitled
Renato Cohen — Cultura Em Constante Movimento
Dvs1 — Floating
Vince Watson — Paradox (Paul Mac Remix)
Joakim — Melting Blue Ice
Seiji remix Disorient
Solomun & Jackmate — Carnivale
John Tejada — Vertex
Cuica — Trommel Monster
Musical Mix
Karizma — Beat Dis (R2)
The Closer — Strong Meets The Weak/Engage
Liaisons Dangereuses — Peut Etre Pas
Karizma — Kaytrolude
Lil' Tony — Untitled
Ben Sims — Untitled
Reboot — Caminando (Sei Es Drum)
Spence & Diesel — Untitled )
Flowing — The Bluesman (Lauhaus Remix)
Santos — Space The Box
Quentin Harris — Untitled
Martyn — For Lost Relatives
Dvs1 — Searching
Ben Sims — Jingo
Unknown Artist — Untitled
Lil' Tony — Untitled
Patrick Cowley — Mutant Man
Christian Prommer's Drumlesson — Dirty Drums
Greg Gow — Track 3

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Machines Are Funky: Playlist 31.10.09

Last night's playlist for your perusal:

You Are The One - Time & Space Machine (Tirk)
Moment Psycedelik - Mr Raoul K (Baobab Secret)
Everyday House Music - Tevo Howard (Beautiful Granville Records)
Myxmassong - STL (Quintessentials)
Give Me Pain - Danton Eeprom (Infine)
Acido - DJ Sneak (Ovum)
Funk With Me - Stimming (Diynamic)
Sizzled Sally - Mic Newman (Murmur)
Oben Ohne - Laudschall (Broque)
Du Rififi Au Katanga - Destination Danger (Circus Company)
Goldbrokat (Donato Dozzy Techno mix) - Cio D'Or (Prologue)
02/A - (Horizontal Ground)
Time Patrol - Kode 9 & The Spaceape (Hyperdub)
Dark & Sticky - Redshape (Delsin)
Charmer - Lee Foss (Culprit)
Garchantes (Bearweasel remix) - Franco Bianco (Hypercouliur Digital)
Hands Of Love (Harvey's Downstairs Mix-Up) - Rocha (International Feel)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Tomorrow's Show

As always a varied cornucopia of grooviness to tantalise you with this Halloween. In addition to the new 12" Sex Mix of The Monster Mash I'll be hitting you with new deepness of Quintesstentials, with a track from their forthcoming double release, Hyperdub, celebrating their fifth anniversary, will be repesented, Cio D'or, who has an album imminent on Prologue also. The Dave Kelso guest spot has been rescheduled until a show somewhere between now and Christmas so . . .

. . .keep it locked.

Machines Are Funky: 7-9pm GMT

105FM in Cambridge

209radio.co.uk globally

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Droog & Lee Foss At Culprit Closing Party: 4.10.09

Excellent session this. These boys and Jamie Jones obviously share each others notes. Check Jamie's Essential Mix a few posts back then compare and contrast.

Droog & Lee Foss At Culprit Closing Party: 4.10.09

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Forward Strategy Group @ Detatched, Leeds 10-10-09

Here's something else you might like. Play loud.

Sandwell District

You've probably come across the Resident Advisor Sandwell District podcast by now, but that won't stop me posting a link to it here.

HG - 02A - Horizontal Ground
Sweet Exorcist - Testfour - Warp Records
FB - 04A - Frozen Border
Ben Klock - Check For Pulse - Ostgut Ton
Ø - Sähkörausku - Sähkö Recordings
Function - Variance (Marcel Dettmann Edit) - Sandwell District
Silent Servant - Discipline - Sandwell District
Choice - Acid Eiffel - Fragile Recordings
Moritz von Oswald - Watamu Beach Rework - Desolat
Peter Van Hoesen - Face Of Smoke - Komisch
The Vision - A-472.0 - Hardwax
DVS1 - Running - Klockworks
DBX - Losing Control - Accelerate
G-Man - K.6 - G-Man Records
Marcel Fengler - Twisted Bleach - Ostgut Ton
Function - Disaffected (Ben Klock Remix) - Sandwell District
Function - Variance - Sandwell District
Daniel Stefanik - Effervescing Elephant - Freude Am Tanzen
Tadeo - IO (Cassy Movingonmix) - Apnea
Ben Klock - Subzero (Function-Regis Remix) - Ostgut Ton
DJ Slip - Every Time Takes a While - Creation Rebel
Lil' Louis - Frequency - Dance Mania
Ø - Atomit - Sähkö Recordings
T++ - Audio 1995 #8 - Apple Pips
Shed - Estrange - Ostgut Ton
John Carpenter - Police State / Romero And The President - Milan

Great that 'Acid Eiffel' was included too. I was living in Paris when this was released so it really brings back wonderful memories.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Jamie Jones Essential Mix

I almost forgot this one . . . it gets better with every listen. Dr Jones is, I think, at something of a crossroads, or maybe I don't know what I'm talking about. In any case this wasn't what some people were expecting. Some subtle moments expertly executed throughout though. Keep it locked!

Jamie Jones Essential Mix: 3.10.09

1. Escape From New York – Fire in My Heart – Rollerball Records
2. Swayzak – Stronger Lover – Big City Beats
3. Osunlade – Pride (Starskee Dub Remix) – Set
4. Atlantic Conveyor – Nasty Things (Jamie Jones & Gadi Misrahi MIx) – Untracked
5. Tensake- Holdin Back (My Love) – Running Back
6. Carl Finlow – Reprise – (Jones Slick Mick Edit) – Seven Sign Recordings
7. Jamie Priciple – Cold World – Atlantic
8. Robert James – Connected – Hot Natured Records
9. Shirley Lites – Heat you Up (Melt you Down) – West End Records
10. DJ Ali & T Fuller – Show Me Right (Jones VoxNDub Edit) – Manali Records
11. Black Thumb – Substance (Resinous Dub) – Odori
12. Soiree – Zim Zim Zah Zha – Bear Funk
13. Aliexxei & Nig – I’m not Afraid (Melodic Mix) – expreZoo
14. 2 in a Room – Take Me Away (Jones Cut Me a Break Edit) – Rams Horn Records
15,. Anthea – Communicate (Jones Little Edit) – Hi-Bias Records
16. Bottin – No Static – Italians Do it Better
17. Who Made Who – The Plot (Discodene Mix) – Gomma
18. Wbeeza – Hurricane (Jones Little Edit) – Third Ear Recordings
19. Virgo – Do you Know Who you Are (Vocal Mix) – Radical Records
20. Son of Sound – Life under Bridges – TIRK
21. Kerrier District – Yesco – Rephlex
22. Jamie Jones – Paradise – White
23. Whitest Boy Alive – 1517 (Morgan Geist Remix) – Asound/Bubbles
24. Chris Carrier – I’m in Love Today – Silver Network
25. Evo – Din Don – Cultura & Musica
26. Hot Natured – Modern Amusment – Wolf & Lamb Black
27. Oby Onyiohya – Enjoy your Life – Time (Nigeria)
28. Aurra – Partience – Dream Records
29. Cameo – Candy – Mercury

Last Nights Playlist:

It's a lovely sunny Sunday in Suffolk. I've just had roast chicken with roast potatoes with mango, pineapple and kiwi fruit to polish it off. I'm sitting with a coffee surveying all that lies before me and wondering how much more complete my life could be at this moment. For some people nirvana could be reached by letting off a rather loud fart, for others throwing a rubber brick at the tv when the red-nosed Alex Ferguson comes into range. For me though, it's plotting world domination by blog. I am very lazy though. One thing at a time.

Here's last night's playlist while I'm in the mood.

God Of The Machine - Ricardo Jefferson (Third Ear)
Bounce To Me - Tolfrey & Ramirez (Phonica)
Swallowed Too Much Bass (KW's "Pop Dat Cat" remix) - Steve Bug feat Paris The Black Fu (Poker Flat)
Within You (Lerosa remix) - Mark O'Sullivan (Nice & Nasty)
Wipes - Markus Homm (Highgrade Digital)
I Lose My . . .- GummiHz feat Emena (Mobilee)
Bounce The Blues - John Shenanigans (Circus Company)
Grasshopper - Dub Dummies (Darek)
Words, Breaths & Pauses - Cheap & Deep Productions (Cheap & Deep)
No One Can Hear Your Echo In Space - Samulli Kemppi (Prologue)
Aesaunic - Scuba (Hotflush)
Black Sun - Greg Gow (Transmat)

Range - Robert Hood (M-Plant)
Fuse (Dixon remix) - The Machine (Innervisions)
Desert Storm - XDB (Metrolux)
Instant In You - Audion (Spectral Sound)
Intro Ducing - Mathias Kaden (Vakant)
Swedish Woman - Gestoten Cirkel (Murder Capital)

Next show comes up on Halloween with Frijsfo Beats' Dave Kelso, aka DJ Oslek at the controls.

Keep it locked.

Wolf & Lamb Mix

Wolf and Lamb are gathering momentum with every click of my mouse. They are omnipresent mix merchants and, if every word written about them is to be believed, on a mission to save house music from itself. Here's a set recorded two nights ago at Paris' Djoon. It's six hours long; Dan Ghenacia was also on the bill but I don't know if he makes an appearance as I've only listened to the first two hours so far. What I've heard though I like.

Wolf & Lamb at Djoon: 16.10.09

Pt 1

Pt 2

Pt 3

Friday, October 16, 2009

Tomorrow's Show

As the nights draw ever inwards there is a veritable plethora of electronic music to keep you company within the confines of your own accomodation. So much to play so little time. I couldn't squeeze in everything I wanted to in the last show, so Scuba's newie on Hotflush will get an airing, as well as Kris Wadsworth remixing Steve Bug. New techno ambience from Cio D'Or and sundry quality deepness.

Keep it locked.

Machines Are Funky: 7-9pm GMT

105FM in Cambridge

209radio.co.uk globally

Monday, October 12, 2009

Random Thoughts

Stream of consciousness here. Walking along through the shops the other day, with the Tony Lionni Mixmag Info podcast wrapped around my head I was struck initially by how full on it was. I've never seen Lionni live but it wasn't as deep and chin stroking as I had expected. Darn good though, with loads of energy and some wonderfully discordant sonar bleeps over the top. Anyway, am I the only person who thinks of anacondas or pythons eating abnormally large quadrupeds while dark tech house is banging out? Or egg eating snakes, or anything remotely resembling animals battling to the death. I put it down to too much exposure to cheaply made visuals in clubs and raves back in the mists of time. Ripe for a revival methinks.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Nitzan Again

My guest on "Machines . . ." two shows ago, Nitzan Hermon, has become the latest in a long line of luminaries to provide the Modifiyer blog with a "Process" guest mix. Here's a link. Check it out.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Machines Are Funky: 3.10.09

Last night's show featured a guest spot from Johny Davies, aka Le Jockey, so here's what was played.

Seven (Seth Troxler remix) - Fever Ray (Rabid)
Shui (Rick Wade remix) - Christian Burkhardt (Deep Vibes)
I Know It Happened - Fuckpony (BPitch)
This Feeling - Ribn (Mild Pitch)
Morning - Jef K & Chris Carrier (Silver Network)
Don't You Feel House - La Pena (La Pena)
Bit The Shed - Josh Tweek (Magicbag)
The Right Time - Mark Henning (Hypercolour)
Krass Und Zick - Taron Trekka (Freude Am Tanzen)

Le Jockey Bits (Which incorporates chat)

Wonky K Track - Le Jockey (unsigned)
Jazzing My Nuts Off Somewhere - Le Jockey Meets Lion Club (Multivitamins)
Perfect Cadence - Le Jockey (Fullbar Digital)
Elephants Standing On Bells - Le Jockey (unsigned)

Bells (Mr G's "No Bells" mix) - Semtek (Don't Be Afraid)
Superman - Robert Hood (M Plant)
Discipline - Silent Servant (Sandwell District)
That Connection (Beanfield remix) - Fabrice Lig & Titonton Duvante (Fine Art)

Next show the 17.10, by which time I will be another year older.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Tomorrow's Show

This weekends show features a guest slot from Le Jocky, aka Jonny Davies, who'll be chatting about his debut album as well as keeping us posted on what else he's got in the pipeline, and for who. I'll be gracing the decks for the first hour and the final thirty minutes, playing new groovy stuff by by Christian Burkhardt, Taron Trekka, La Pena, Silent Servant and Scuba amongst others.

Keep it locked.

Machines Are Funky: 7-9pm GMT

105FM in Cambridge

209radio.co.uk globally

Matthew Styles Live At Beach Club Beach 1.8.09

Purloined from the Out There A Minute blog, this is two and a half hours of house from the ever-reliable Matt Styles. I have to come clean and say that while Bill Patrick was good for the first hour, he went on a Tribal Twisted trip during the second and it was a little too much for my liking. Good recording though, as is this. Here's a link to Out There A Minute's interview with Matt, and here's another to download the mix.

Matthew Styles Live At Beach Club Beach 1.8.09

And if that isn't enough Styles action for you, here's a link to a post from June and his excellent Gent set.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Bill Patrick Live At Dance Marathon ll, Bacau 12.9.09

I've just realised that it's nearly two weeks since my last post, but I'm going through a phase of laziness and just emerging from my summer hibernation. Hopefully a lot to come n=between now and Christmas. Anyway, thought I'd post this mix from Bill Patrick who I've been keeping an eye on for a few years now. He has an eye for the messy and likes to lay down a hedonistic druggy groove. As you can see from the flyer there's a few others on the bill, and their sets are all available, but I like Mr Patrick, and what I've listened to so far doesn't disappoint.

Bill Patrick Live At Dance Marathon ll, Bacau 12.9.09