Thursday, July 30, 2009

Two Sides Of Detroit

Or the old and the new, however contrived and cliched that may sound. First for your delectation is the innovator Mr Derrick May. He put in a two-hour stint for BBC 6 t'other week. There was a lot of feverish forum activity surrounding this as it's a mix through the man's mind encompassing some of his most formative influences. Here it is. I thank yew!

25-07-2009, 2 hrs

Hi Tek Soul Mix

Miles Davis - In A Silent Way
Mutant Clan - Untitled
Tony Thomas - Electric People
Cadenza 34 - Untitled
Los Hermanos - Birth Of 3000
UR Samuel L Session & Martin H - The Leap Part 1
Anja Schneider & Lee Van Dowski - Deseo
Unknown Artist - Untitled
Taho - Untitled
Miles Davis - In A Silent Way

Influences And All Time Favourites

Roy Hargrove presents the RH Factor - Hardgroove
Marvin Gaye - Troubleman
Reggie Dokes - Untitled
D'Angelo - Africa
Boards Of Canada - Everything You Do Is A Balloon
Louis Haiman - Untitled
John Beltran - Untitled

Mayday Club Mix

Jean Micheal Jarre - Oxygene
Mika Vaino - Untitled
Kapuchon and Benny Rodruguez - Reel
Frank Roger - Untitled
Submission - Women Beat Their Men (Cevin's Peak Hour Dub)
Johnny D - Pako Mana
The Believers - Who Dares To Believe In Me? (Original Mix)
Solomun &Jackmate - Carnivale - Phil E/Philpot Records Reboot - Hello Sweden - Love Letters From Oslo Arne Weinberg - Untitled
African Keys - Untitled
Karizma - Darkness
Karizma - Ode To Ancestor
Quentin Harris - Untitled
KC Flight - Voices
Quentin Harris - Untitled
Karizma - Ode To Ancestors
Bohannon - Let's Start The Dance (Special Remix)
Michel CLeis & Salvatore Freda - Sassicaia
TD02 - Hearts Of Gold Are Heavy To Hold
Lil Louis - French Kiss
Epic Johnwaynes - Libertango (Llorca's Art Of Tones Remix)
Compost Black Label Pied Plat - Ode To Ede
Greg Gow - The Bridge

Download it here.

Next up it's Kris Wadsworth. Just a quarter of the length of Mr May's smorgesbord, and featured on Ben Watt's Buzzin' Fly radio show on the 22.7. House is the order of the day here.


Mike Dunn – God Made Me Phunky- Open-MoS
Flora Cruz – Let The Sunshine Out (Jerome Sydenham’s Dubstrumental) – Ibadan
BT – Remember (Mood II Swing Dub mix) – NRK
Son Of Raw – A Black Man In Space (Sax Mix) – Objektivity
The Martinez Brothers – Where’s Mr. Brown? (Original) – Objektivity
Argy – The Storm (Original) – Deeply Rooted House
Jay Haze Featuring D:exter – I Can’t Forget (DJ Sneak Re-Rub) – Tuning Spork

Get some Wadsworth here.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Gastronomic Delights 7: Parts 1 & 2

Two more from the home of the spontaneous and raw:

A Two-Part Feast:

Gastronomic Delights 7 Pt 1: Pho

• Beef bones
• 1 lb stewing beef
• 1 roasted chicken or package of chicken bones
• 1 large onion
• 2 five inch pieces of ginger, peeled and crushed
• 3 carrots
• 5 stalks of celery with leaves
• 1 six inch cinnamon stick
• 1 teaspoon of pepper corn
• 7 cloves
• 7 star anise
• 1 tablespoon of sugar
• 1 tablespoon of salt
• 1 tablespoon of patis (fish sauce)
1. Charbroil beef bones for about 3 minutes. Rinse and remove marrow.
2. Bring 7 litres of water to boil.
3. Add the bones (again), stewing beef, roasted chicken / chicken bones, onion, ginger, carrots, celery, and cinnamon.
4. Also add in a tea strainer ball: pepper corn, cloves, star anise.
5. Once it boils again, bring down to a simmer (minimum) and cook.
6. Remove the stewing beef (as much of it as you can) after 1 hour
7. After (at least) 3-4 hours, remove broth from the ingredients and bring to a boil again.
8. Add sugar, salt, and patis (fish sauce).
9. Let it cool on its own, then refrigerate overnight and skim off fat in the morning.

Gastronomic Delights 7 Pt 1: Pho

20061019 - San Soda (We Play House Purple)
A1 - Specter (Downbeat 01)
Station 1 - Jacksonville (Doppler)
Haunted House - Kris Wadsworth (Boe)
KapTinKrunch - Galuszka (Siteholder Uncut)
The Playmaker (Dyed Soundorom Couger remix) - Anthea & Celler (Freak n' Chic)
Face To Face - Pan-Pot (Mobilee)
Homer (Dustin Zahn remix) - Sasha Carassi & Gianluca Luisi (Plastirules)
A - Traversable Wormhole 2 (Traversable Wormhole)
Applies Generics B - Forward Strategy Group (Forward Strategy Group)
Megamixx (Mr G's Movin' remix) - Jonny Rock & Luke Solomon (Disco 45)
Ten 1 - Ethyl & Huxley (Cecille Numbers)
Maddoxx - Ali Kuru (8-Bit)
Look Inside Sun - William Kouam Djoko (3120)
Right At It (Michael Cleis Deeper remix) - Baeka (Rekids)
The Medium Is The Message - Levon Vincent (Novel Sound)
A - Mofo 02 (Mofo)

Gastronomic Delights 7 Pt 2: Char Gio/Nems

To make about sixty cha gio, you'll need:

225g cellophane (bean thread) noodles
4 carrots, grated
8 dried shitake mushrooms, soaked
8 water chestnuts
1 dressed crab
12 raw tiger prawns, peeled and deveined
350g minced pork
1 onion
5 spring onions
4 cloves garlic
6 shallots
4 tablespoons fish sauce (nuoc mam)
3 eggs
15 x 25cm discs of rice paper (available in oriental supermarkets)

Sugar and water for soaking
Oil for deep-frying
Lettuce and mint leaves for wrapping

4 cloves minced garlic
½ cup nuoc mam
¼ cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon chili oil
1 diced red chili

Soak the noodles in boiling water and set aside, draining and rinsing in cold water after 15 minutes. Put the mushrooms, water chestnuts, crab, pork, prawns, onions, garlic and shallots in the food processor and pulse until chopped finely. Use your hands to stir in the fish sauce, the eggs, the carrots and the noodles.

Fill a mixing bowl half-full with warm water, and dissolve about six tablespoons of caster sugar in it - the sugar will help the rolls brown and help the sweetness of the carrots come through. Soak a rice-paper disc in this until it's soft and pliable. Cut it with scissors into quarters. Place a dessert spoonful of the filling on the curved edge, fold over the adjacent corners and roll up, as in these photographs.

Deep fry the little rolls (I use a wok, which helps save on oil) until they are golden brown.

To serve, wrap each one in a leaf of lettuce with some mint leaves. Dip in the spicy sauce and do your very best to nibble delicately. Delicious.

Gastronomic Delights 7 Pt 2: Char Gio/Nems

Vermillion Sun - Eve White (DNP)
Deep Sea - Story 001 (Story)
Sweeter Than - Audiofly X (Supernature)
Bebring - Alland Byallo (Nightlight)
Balkan 2 - DJ Wild (International Freakshow)
Refuse Greed - Queen Atom (Dumb Unit)
Blues Brunch (Catwash remix) - Mirco Violi & Fabio Gianelli (Adult Only)
Life Form - E.S.O.M. (Emphasis)
Cirkel 006.00 (Cirkel)
Isch - Thomas Brinkmann (Curle)
Kasmir (Peter Ford remix) - Onur Ozer (Vakant)
A. Frozen Border 003 (Frozen Border)
La Madone - Shonky (Contexterrior)
A. Odyssey - Kenny Leaven (Elenore)
Gamma - Nima Gorji (Murmur)
Just A Groove (Alex Cappelli & Leonardo Gonnelli Chic 2 Chic remix) - Marc Ashken (FVF)
A. - Horizontal Ground 01 (Horizontal Ground)
It's Funk, It's House (Damian Schwartz remix) - Frankie Flowerz (Hypercolour)

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. . .in the middle of coughing fits, but I'm not a swine.

Download pho here and nems here.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Machines Are Funky: 25.7.09

Here's the playlist for last night's show, which will resume in four weeks, as I'm off on my hols in the interim. Not until the 8.8 though.

All The Family - The Zohar (Quintessentials)
The Games People Play - Tony Lionni (Wave)
Habanero (without trumpet) - Sven Tasnadi (Poker Flat)
Electric Jones - Jamie Jones (Wolf & Lamb Black)
It's Because I'm Horacio - Horacio (Raum)
The Scene (Dyed Soundorom remix) - Geddes (Murmur)
Francesina - Patrick Zigon (Highgrade Digital)
Just A Groove - Marc Ashken (FVF)
Chocotox - Shonky (Contexterrior)
Casual Sax - Alland Byallo (Nightlight)
Amber - Galuszka (Siteholder Uncut)
Wet Hair -Dinky (Wagon Repair)
Menta (Peter van Hoesen remix) - Donato Dozzy & Cio d'Or (Time To Express)
Self-Reflection - Giorgio Gigli (Prologue)
The Game - Mark O'Sullivan (Nice & Nasty)
Col d'Aubisque - Matt Chester (11th Hour)
Kenton (Marcel Dettmann remix) - Mikkel Metal (Echocord Colour)
Seti - The Black Dog (Soma)
935 Lies - Mr Pauli (Clone West Coast)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Tonight's Show

The hits just keep on coming. After the previous show, which featured Sam from The Priory guesting with a mix during the second hour, we return to what could be termed as normality with a show packed with current boat floaters and grooviness. Marc Ashken's "Just A Groove" forthcoming on FVF Records out of Dublin will be present, if I can just decide on which remix to play, as well as Matt Chester on 11th Hour and Mark O'Sullivan dropping Nice and Nasty's debut album and The Black Dog representing Sheffield on Soma. It'll be deep and delectable at the start, chaotic towards the end.

Keep it locked.

Machines Are Funky: 7-9pm GMT

105FM in Cambridge globally

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Three of The Best

Just to keep things ticking over, here are three more mixes from current electronic music luminaries who let the beats do the talking.

Marcel Dettmann live at Sonar '09.

Herr Dettmann at full throttle here in an all too rare set. Is this the first one I've found of him this year since his RA podcast in January? I'm sure I've got a mammoth Harry Kelin jobbie from him somewhere buried in cyberjunk. Anyway, the last 15-20 minutes or so isn't him, at least I don't think it is. No matter. What is is brill.

Patrice Scott live at Room Madrid 5/09

The "Deep In Detroit" mix posted a while back was great, but too short. Try this for size.

Ben Annand live at the Tropical Beach Party 27/6/09

Top house from the best tech-house spinner on the west coast, imo anyway.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

This Is The Season Of Not Being Arsed . . .

. . .with anything really. A temporary, unplanned hiatus has befallen me, and at the moment things are moving very slowly indeed. Still, some reviews for Resident Advisor are in the pipeline, as is an email interview with Siteholder supremo Daniel Mnookin. Meanwhile, here are some links to a few recent mixes I've been listening to.

Efdemin At The Room, Madrid. 8.5.09

Rob Hall, Leisure System, Berghain, Berlin. 12.6.09

Harri Summer Mix

Kyle Hall At Sunday Best. 12.7.09

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Machines Are Funky:11.7.09

Last night's playlist for your perusal. The second half was a guest mix from local party starter Sam of The Priory.

Space Walk - John Daly (Mule Electroniq)
Memories - Alex Agore (4Lux)
Het Zwarte Kanon - San Soda (We Play House)
Linguetta Acida - Marcello Napoletano (Mathematics)
American Jones - Jamie Jones (Hotnatured)
Macrotones - Kris Wadsworth (Boe)
Peoples (Ekkohaus' Summer Touch) - Iron curtis (Morris Audio Citysport Edition)
It's Funk, It's House (Damian Schwartz remix) - Frankie Flowerz (Hypercolour)
Stop, Space,Return (Simon Baker dub) - Crazy P (20/20 Vision)
Cosmic Rapp - James Pants & Egyptian Lover (Stone's Throw)

Sam I Am In The Mix:

Scarlet House - Loko (Soulman)
Yeah - Tiefschwarz (Souvenir)
Bofe de Elite - Mastiksoul (4Kenzo Recordings)
Detroit (C2 remix 1) - Metro Area (Environ)
Human Jungle - Maskio (Mantra Vibes)
Energy - Gene Farris (Farris Wheel)
Munich Clubbing - Lutzenkirchen (Great Stuff Recordings)
Sweep The Floor - Joris Voorn (Rejected Music)
The Game - Boomcardona (Smoker's Area)
Poltergeist - Simone Tavazzi (Analytic Trail)
Take Out - Gus Brown (Mixtape)
Willys - Juan Kue (Overline Records)
Cyclone - Technasia (Sino)
Spastik - Plastikman (Novamute)
It Doesn't Matter - Chemical Brothers (Virgin)

Download Sam's mix here.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Tomorrow Night's Show

This weekend's show will feature a mix from The Priory's Sam, and will dominate the second hour. I'll be playing a few tunes in the first, including new grooves from Kris Wadsworth on Boe, Iron Curtis on Morris Audio and San Soda on We Play House.

Keep it locked.

Machines Are Funky: 7-9pm GMT

105FM in Cambridge globally

Monday, July 06, 2009


Another obscure mix from a reasonably clandestine producer.

Ra.H is Morphosis, is Upperground orchestra producer and member. Ra.H’s name is Rabih, is renew and revival. Ra.H is Sun, is Light, and Insanity. Ra.H is a state of mind that goes beyond sound and image
You are Ra.H
Ra.H is Ra.H
Music is a Language.
Through it you will express yourself. You will be opening new frontiers and knowing more people. Discovering a whole new world.
Music is a Universal language.
Through it you will understand the meaning of life, it will guide you and save you. You will speak and comunicate your feelings. And like every language you learn, a new personality you will acquire, You will find a new world, and through this language you will guide a revolution.

(BTW: I didn't write the above. I don't think I'm capable.)

Download Ra.H Stripped Down and Raw Broken Mix 71 here

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Ernie PersonalDeeperMix Summer 2009

A while ago I reviewed 'Deeptical Tracks' by Ernie. Ernie is part of a new wave of Iberian talent, making it's presence felt on the globe's discerning dancefloors. The EP's name might have sounded a bit contrived, but the production talent is very evident. Ernie heads
Minuendo Records, a Spanish label that has already attracted the likes of Jus' Ed and Patrice Scott, amomgst others, to its roster. Their next release is a various artists EP called 'The Deepfathers' and is as good a representation of the current deep house sound as it gets. This is summer music so, as we bask in a heatwave (certainly in the UK, maybe it's just par for the course everywhere else), here's a link to downbload a mix Ernie sent me a link to.

Play loud.

Abycah Soul Project – Nimba – Symple Sound
Norman Talley – The journey – Third ear
Baaz – Peeps – Quintessentials
Chicago Skyway – Heaven (mix 6) – MOS Deep
Peter Van Hoesen – Strikethough – Morse
Ordell – Untitledmann – Minuendo
Andy Ash – For my city – Stilove4music
Chez Damier – Sometimes I feel like – Mojuba GOD
Trus´me – Nard s - Stilove4music
Jayson Brothers – Moster Box – Motor City Drum Ensemble
Patrice Scott – Nuonce – Minuendo
Keith Worthy – Lost in sound - Aesthetic Audio
Juju & Jordash – Deep Blue Meanies - Dekmantel
Dj Joey Anderson – Thee Analisys – Strength
Omar S – 1 Out of 853 beats – FXHE
Ernie – Sandstorm – Morris Audio City Sport