Sunday, June 28, 2009

Last Night's Playlist

Last night's playlist:

Peeps - Baaz (Quintessentials)
Alice Miracle - Anton Zap (Uzuri)
Fo Eva (Gruber & Nuernberg remix) - Soultourist (Drumpoet Community)
Voices (Levon Vincent remix) - Jus' Ed Presents Nina Kraviz (Underground Quality)
From Chicago To Detroit - Deny Trajkov (Logos)
Mexican (Seuil remix) - Mirco Violi (Bloop)
Trust (Radio edit) - Tiefschwarz feat Seth Troxler (Souvenir)
Can't Get Out - Burnski (Morris Audio)
Under Control - Guido Schneider (Tuning Spork)
South Aphrika - Lee Curtiss (Wolf & Lamb)
Altra - Digitaline (Cityfox)
Omrop (Catz n' Dogz First Minute remix) - Pol On (Outils du Connaisseur)
Andrea - Mathias Mesteno (Upon You)
Rejektion (Gummihz remix 2) - The Rejekts (Rejekt Music)
She Comes (Alexi Delano remix) - Mike Wall (Dilek)
Between Visible And Invisible (Tomi Chair remix) - Itokim (Nice & Nasty)
New Life - Solab (Lifeworld)
The Infinity Symbol - Danton Eeprom (Tsuba)

Twas a lovely evening in Cambridge, passed through the Gwydir St fair on my way to the station. Very nice.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Tonight's Broadcast

This week's show will feature fresh goodies from the likes of Burnski, Mirco Violi, Jus' Ed & Nina Kraviz remixed by Levon Vincent and Itokim. The show is dedicated to the memory of Michael Jackson.

The Priory's Sam, who was supposed to be making an appearance this weekend has now been pencilled in for the next show in two weeks time.

Also thanks everybody for making the "Minimal Nation" comp from the last show the most popular one to be run up to now.

Keep it locked.

Machines Are Funky: 7-9pm GMT

105FM in Cambridge globally

Friday, June 19, 2009

In Gent . . . .

Here's an all-too-rare live recording of Matt Styles Djing last weekend in Gent. Matt's main claim to fame is that he's the only person I can think of who's changed his Myspace profile picture fewer times than yours truly.Many thanks to the man himself for letting me host this. Get on it here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Gastronomic Delights 6: Paella

In the spirit of Sonar (I won't be in Barcelona for the first time since 2004 while it's on) here's a little something I tossed off this morning. It's a little longer than usual, so what could be better than paella status. Olivier, I hope this Saturday will see a good one, or is it time for a change?

Where does paella, one of the most famous spanish foods come from? Everyone who hears of paella ( pa-eh-a ) automatically says that it is from Spain.

That answer would only be half right for a real gastronomy expert. It is the typical, rich rice dish from Valencia, located on the east Mediterranean coast of Spain. Even though you can taste this food all over Spain and even world-wide, its true origin is the area of Valencia and Alicante. The region of Valencia and north of the Costa Blanca had and still has an extensive area of rice fields, rich soil which was always generous in producing fresh vegetables and knowledgeable farmers who raised plump chickens and rabbits, Valencia used these quality local products to make paella. Not only this but its coastal situation added its abundance in seafood and shellfish to make up another variation of it. And if we add the use of the flavourable olive oil produced in Spain, we have everything necessary to make whichever paella we choose: meat and vegetable or seafood paella.

But now we must choose the correct utensils to make the paella in. We do not use regular frying pans although it seems that the word is in the valencia language the Castilian translation of frying pan. Pans is a special low border frying pan about 1 1/5 inches deep and has dips in the central part like a golf ball and two rather large handles on each side. Curious, isn´t it? There are paella pans measuring from 7 inches to 1 yard wide and for special occasions for hundreds of people to eat from. The size is very important, having to know the amount of people who will be eating it to be able to choose the correct paella pan.

The traditional, authentic paella propably the most well known spanish rice recipe, is still made nowadays over an open barbecue with kindling wood which, although does not seem to be so important, adds to the correct cooking of the paella.

The Real Paella Recipe

Now that we have learned a little something more about one of our favourite foreign cuisine, I would like to share the Authentic, absolutely TRUE paella recipe.

Ingredients for 4 persons

* 1 medium chicken
* 1 medium rabbit
* 2 medium ripe chopped tomatoes
* 165 grs. wide green bean ( spanish-bachoqueta)
* 130 grs. large white lima beans ( spanish-garrafon)
* 1 level teaspoon of saffron
* 3 cups of spanish rice
* 8 cups of hot water or ( even better chicken broth)
* olive oil ( enough to cover the bottom of the paella pan)
* salt ( to taste)
* 1 level teaspoon of sweet red paprika

First, heat the oil and when it is hot enough, add the rabbit and chicken (lightly salted ) and fry unitl lightly browned. Then add the white and green beans and cook them together with the meat. While they are cooking, make a clearance in the middle of the paella pans and fry the chopped tomatoes until they look a little pasty, quickly adding the paprika, stirring quickly and immediately adding the hot water or broth until it is almost to the top of the paella pans edge.
spanish paella in pan

Cook all the ingredients for about 20 minutes over a high fire and tasting for salt. After 20 minutes we add the rice, distributing it evenly, making sure the rice is covered with liquid. The fire should be fairly high, not interrupting the boil. It takes about 20 minutes for the paella rice to cook. Do not stir the rice once you have added it to the paella pans, just change its position so that the fire gets to all patrs equally. All the broth should be absorbed when finished. Take the paella off the fire and let stand for about 10 minutes covering the top with newspaper. If the rice has been cooked correctly, the rice grains should be loose, not clumped together or having a mushy texture.

For a fantastic table presentation, small wedges of lemon can decorate the border and branches of romero (aromatic herbs) in the middle. Now you are ready to dig into your paella with wooden spoons and eat directly from the paela pans!

In other regions and even in some of the best recipes, you will that peas and peppers are added. These are not authentic ingredients for a true Valencian paella recipe. Happy paella eating!

Here be the tracklist:

Miles Away (Intrusion Sunrise dub) - Linkwood Family (Firecracker)
Erol Peed (Sven's Dust Devil remix) - Sevensol & Bender (Kann)
Utopia - Oscar Barila (Parquet)
Solemn Days - Levon Vincent (Deconstruct)
Bon Melange (Afrilounge remix) - Veitengruber (8-Bit)
Trapped In Dub - Alex Celler (Tuning Spork)
Dirty Lips - Cascabel Gentz (Einmaleins)
Out Of Bound - Santorini (Bond)
Rush - Bruce Ivery (Stillove4music)
Mandaya - Julien Chaptal (Remote Area)
Caedmon Loop - Anthea & Celler (Cecille Numbers)
Doobs - Tom Ellis (Highgrade Digital)
Don't Phonk (Do Not Resist The Beat)
Can I Get?! (Matthias Meyer remix) - Alex Niggemann (Supernature)
Equinox A - Livio & Roby (Desolat)
Punch Bowl - Mark Henning (Clink)
Roudor & Capulet - Shonky (Freak n' Chic)
Gush (Justin Drake's Peace Division remix) - Jonny White (No 19)
Reise Nach Jerusalem - Ruede Hagelstein (Upon You)
Workshop 08 - Kassem Mosse (Workshop)
Acid Bells (Martyn's Dark mix) - Efdemin (Curle)

As ever, done at Castle Corey, Haverhill, Suffolk, UK on two 1210s, two Pioneer CDJ200s an Allen & Heath XOne:32 and recorded onto a Mac Probook using Audacity.

Download your own portion of paella here.

Designed With That In Mind - Leif (Fear Of Flying)

Read my RA review of Leif's 'Designed With That In Mind' here.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Last Night's Playlist & Rob Hood Comp Question

Here's last night's playlist with Rob Hood comp quessie:

Good Evening (Dirk Leyers remix) - Geiger (Firm)
My Little MIA Master - Ernie (Minuendo)
So What? - Baaz (Quintessentials)
Slow Hands - Fast Tongue (Wolf & Lamb)
It's Now Under - Shenoda (Sonidos)
Galactic Space Bar - Jamie Jones (Crosstown Rebels)
Sharpening Knives - Donk Boys (Siteholder Uncut)
Bring It - Inxec & Matt Tolfrey (Murmur)
Rhythm Of Vision - Robert Hood (M-Plant)
Gerbales - Ben Wijay (Canute)
Bambuhna - John Lagora (Eruptive)
La Alegria - Xpansul & Imek (Apnea)
Semper Eadem - Bloody Mary (Contexterrior)
Burera - EC50 (FVF)
Terp Nil - Deuce (Ostgut Ton)
Kilnik - Scuba (Hot Flush)
Massk - James Ruskin (Blueprint)
Fathoms Deep - Donnacha Costello (Look Long)
Unix - Robert Hood (M-Plant)
Make It Hot - Ican (Ican)

I've also got a couple of copies of the 'Minimal Nation' reissue, released on M-Plant tomorrow. 'Rhythm Of Vision,' 'Unix' and 'Museum' from the previous show all feature on it. Here's the question.

Jeff Mills made three albums in his "Waveform Transmission" series. On which one did Robert Hood collaborate with him?

Answers to . Mark your entry "Hood Comp" and make sure you leave all relevant contact details as well as the correct answer. Failing that, leave a comment on this blog, in any comment box between the entry for this playlist, and that of the next in two weeks time. If you choose to do this, don't forget to include your email address too. Good luck!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Tomorrow's Show

We follow up the last show's Dirt Crew comp with the chance to win a couple of copies of Robert Hood's seminal 'Minimal Nation', originally released on Jeff Mills' Axis label 14 or so years ago, now rereleased on Hood's own M-Plant and still sounding as fresh as ever. Of course the competition will be supplemented by some great music, the likes of which I can only begin to hint at, so there'll be new tunage from Jamie Jones, Deuce, Anthea & Celler and The Deepfathers, to name but a few.

The next show will feature a guest mix and interview with The Priory's Sam.

Keep it locked.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mr Hood

On a bit of a go-slow at the moment. Consequently here's an attempt at a Robert Hood article, that is a copy of a letter I received regarding the great man's night at Nitsa this coming Sonar. This weekend I'll be offering a couple of copies of his M-Plant rerelease of his seminal 'Minimal Nation'. He plays Cable in London the night before.

EPM & Phonomonkey present:
Robert Hood’s ‘Minimal Nation’
Launch Party & M-Plant Re-launch Party
Thursday 18th June
00.00– 06.00
15 Euros / Free with Party Invite

Nitsa Club
Carrer Nou de la Rambla 113

Robert Hood (semi live set)
James Ruskin (Blueprint)
Ben Klock (Ostgut Ton)
Detroit Grand Pubahs (Detelefunk)

EPM and Spanish based music store Phonomonkey are joining forces to bring you a special party during this year’s Sonar Music Festival in Barcelona. On 18th June at Nitsa Club we will be celebrating the re-launch of one of the most revered releases in techno ever, Robert Hood’s Minimal Nation. A ground breaking tour de force when it was released in 1994 this Special Edition will see the original tracks remastered and include rare and previously unreleased extras and a bonus mix CD by Robert of material from Minimal Nation and his M-Plant label.

On the night Robert will be playing a rare semi-live set, showcasing unreleased M-Plant material with further DJ support from Ben Klock (Ostgut Ton), Detroit Grand Pubahs (Detelefunk) and James Ruskin who will also be celebrating the re-launch of his label, Blueprint. All DJs will be playing exclusively during Sonar only at this party which will be streamed live on the night by <> .

Minimal Nation (Special Edition) is released 15th June on M-Plant. The CD includes a bonus mix CD of M-Plant material and will also be available to download for the first time.

Robert’s Hood M-Plant website and logo have also been re-designed and re-branded by Dutch graphic designer Patrick Vogt. The overall design is inspired on the triangular shapes from the M-Plant logo. The triangular is in a way like a sound element from Robert’s music. At first glance these sound elements sound "simple", but because they are put together, in a well thought combination with other sounds, they start to sound sophisticated. Minimalistic sound = minimalistic artwork.

The new M-Plant website, designed by Rob Simons is launched the same day as the album is released.

6: El Jardin, Gijon, Spain
12: Cable, London, England
13: MUV Festival, Florence, Italy
18: M-Plant / EPM / Phonomonkey party @ Sonar, Nitsa, Barcelona, Spain
19: Sarao, Toledo, Spain
20: Shine, Belfast, N. Ireland
27: Kozzmozz, Gent, Belgium

3: Planetary Series, Compression, LA
4: Water Taxi, New York
10: The Works, Detroit

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Magnetic Field EP - Giorgio Gigli (Prologue)

Read my RA review of Giogio Gigli's "Magnetic Field EP" here.

High Horse

I was forwarded this link to the High Horse blog, from which you can subscribe to their podcast. Tracklists look decent, and they provided a mix for FACT Magazine's podcast recently too. Check it out.