Friday, May 15, 2009

Machines Are Funky:16.5.09 With Claude Vonstroke Competition

This weekend's show will feature Labour of Love Founder Pete Lever and Tom Hallmark on the decks for a guest mix. Pete will be going down mid tempo street and Tom will be playing his usual selection of ginge house. I'll also have a little chat with them and get around to playing some music myself. There'll also be a competition as I've got three copies of the new Claude Vonstroke Fabric mix to give away. Keep it locked.

Here's a few words about the competition prize.

Title: Fabric 46
Artist: Claude Vonstroke
Label: Fabric
Cat Number: fabric 91p
Genre: New Age Boompty

01. Ekkohaus feat. R. Wurz – Cry Baby / Ekkohaus feat. Mensa – The Healer
02. Claude VonStroke & Bootsy Collins - Yabadabadooza
03. Rob Van Valen – Trampen
04. Holger Zilske – Mes Yeux
05. Detroit Grand Puhbas - Big Onion (Joakim Remix) / Roman Salanger - Galaxius
06. DJ Deeon – Shake It / Isomer Transitions - Downtime in the Hangar
07. Stimming - After Eight
08. Peter Lauer - Free Entry for Girls (Robag Whrume's Drikkibass Remix)
09. Voodeux - Just A Spoonful
10. Italoboyz – Bla Bla Bla
11. Varoslav feat DOP. - Inside Ways (Boris Werner. Remix)
12. Kiki – Immortal (Instrumental Dub)
13. Xpansul & Daweed - Pilsnerd / Marc Houle – Dirty Dirty
14. Dinamoe – Maceo / Clara Moto feat. Mimu – Silently
15. James Braun - Symphonia
16. Donk Boys – One Tooth Missing
17. Robag Whrume - Guppipepitsche
18. ICS – Espagnol
19. Markus Schatz - Running / Catz N' Dogz – SF
20. Marc Miroir - Kraft
21. Stimming - One Weekend
22. Claude VonStroke – Aundy

That's not new age as in tree-hugging hippy bollocks, just as in rebranded. CVS reminds me of Derrick Carter in his approach to the mix, which is as high a compliment as I can pay. He doesn't have the big man's skills, or way with a vocal, and he does rely on a veritable smorgesbord of what's hot and hip at the moment, rather than DC's ability to literally turn shit into gold. Derrick, (I can call him that because I've met him), is the most idiomatic DJ I've ever come across, the literal meanings of the tracks building his sets having a completely different relevance in the mix as opposed to when played alone. CVS isn't quite in the same league, relying a bit more on his funky machines to do the work for him, but, like DC, he's an unashamed party starter. His transitions don't always work as well as they should on this mix, but he's obviously not afraid to take a chance, and I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear that he hadn't even rehearsed parts of this mix. I like the element of surprise when mixing. Keeps things interesting.

Here's a CVS mix released to promote the Fabric cd.

01 Drumming - Marco Carola [Minus: 2m]
02 Pitto - Feelin (Dub) [Rejected]
03 Martinez - Blue Lagoon [Moon Harbour]
04 Ink & Needle - One [Gu]
05 Worthy - Eight Yay Eight [Dirtybird]
06 Maetrik - Show Me [Mothership]
07 Tom Jam - Boom Da (Dub) [Mixhell]
08 This Is What I'm Doing - (Drama Queen Version) [Mothership]
09 Michel De Hey & M.i.r.k.o. - Close To The Beat [Ec]
10 Re - Up [Inside Us]
11 Arb Almub Almoh - Minlogue [Mothership]
12 Pit Spector - Miri [Minibar]
13 Re:direct - Coconut Bob [Terminal M]
14 Mauro Picotto - Living For The Times (Meganight Remix) [Alchemy]
15 Aka Aka - Nightingirl [Still Vor Talent]
16 Brett Johnson - Rubber Duck [Frankie]
17 Heinrichs & Hirtenfellner - Quantum Jump [Highgrade]
18 Feygin - Budva (Slum Dop Remix) [Diynamic]
19 James Braun & Dan M - Lessons [Mothership]
20 John Dalageis - Asio (Harada Remix) [Dieb Audio]
21 Omar Chibbaro - Vistebisti [Trazable]
22 Damian Marley - Jamrock (Vonstroke Sonar Bootleg) [No Label]

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