Sunday, September 20, 2009

Last Night's Playlist And Competition Question

Last night's show included a mix from Fine Art's Nitzan Hermon, plus a competition to win Radio Slave's newly released Fabric mix. Here's the playlist.

New York - Jagged (Quintessentials)
Flying Gorgars - Omar S (FXHE)
Your Love - Terrence Parker (Seventh Sign)
Planets (The Revenge Lost Groove) - Sixth Borough Project (Instruments Of Rapture)
Down With G.O.D. - Anthea & Celler (Tuning Spork)
Moors (Agnes' "Advantage Federer" mix) - Mark Henning & Jug (Vitalik)
Sand Flea - Tom Clarke (Highgrade)
Koma Koma (Karizma Kaytronic remix) - Radioslave (Rekids)
Sense Of Danger (Pepe's Risky Cut) - Presence Feat Shara Nelson (BBE)

Nitzan Hermon In The Mix

DJ Sprinkles - House Music Is Controllable Desire You Can Own - Mule
Blake Blaxter - One More Time(Da Bass Mix) - Mixing Classics 01
Master C&J - Face It - Indigo Records
John Roberts - Relate - Laid
StereoCity - Untitled - Mojuba
Runaway - The Poltergeist - OTP01
Chicken Lips White
Jus Ed - Some More Shit Dub Pt.2 - Underground Quality
I:Cube Ft RZA - Can You Deal With That? - Versatile
Cheek - Venus(I:cube remix) - Versatile
Jonny L - This Time(Carl Craig Remix) - CCR
Figers Inc - Distant Planet - Indigo
WorkShop 07 - B - Workshop/Rush Hour

Download this mix here.

Fabric have also given me two copies of the latest Radioslave mix to give away, so here's the question.

Where and when did Matt Edwards, aka Radioslave, start DJing in London?

Answers please to my email address which is

Mark your entries "Radioslave Comp" and please don't forget to include all contact details. Good luck.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Machines Are Funky Tonight

I won't list any highlights except to say that the second half of this weekend's show is given over to a guest mix from Nitzan Hermon, head honcho of the wonderful
Fine Art Recordings in London. I'll also be giving away two copies of Radioslave's recently released Fabric mix. Nitzan's mix will be available to download from this blog tomorrow.

Keep it locked.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Three Of The Best

A double dose of Seth Troxler and one from Steve Bug. One from each artist from the Electric Zoo Festival, New York just over a week ago, and the other one from Berlin a week or so before. Bug's offering is being widely praised as one of his best recent efforts. I have to say that I agree, only inasmuch as most of what I've heard from him over the past few years has been wonderfully mixed but quite sterile (the "Fuse" mix cd excepted). Unfortunately the crowd gets in the way a bit, but the music dominates. Troxler, on the other hand, goes from strength to strength. His Electric Zoo set is spacey and psychedelic in parts, his Berlin mix is a little bit more aggressive, but there are tracks in common in both sets. One thing that sets him apart is his way with a vocal which, as far as I'm concerned, is as intuitive as Derrick Carter's. Any tracklist contributions more than welcome. I've linked to forum posts concerning these sets so check the highlights in this post.

Steve Bug at Electric Zoo, NYC 5.9.09

Seth Troxler at Electric Zoo, NYC 5.9.09

Seth Troxler at Busta Groove Dice Club, Berlin, 28.8.09

Friday, September 11, 2009

Off For The Weekend

Off to Provence for the weekend which marks the end of this year's holiday season. Plenty of frenetic blogging from next week to Christmas. Keep it locked.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Machines Are Funky: 5.9.09 Playlist

This is my fifth anniversary playlist.

Aurora - John Daly (IRR)
008.2 - Mountain People (Mountain People)
Broken - 20/20 Soundsystem (20/20 Vision)
Track 1 - Trickski (Stillove4music)
Aha - David Labeij (Remote Area)
Absolute Zero - Jamie Jones (Crosstown Rebels)
Keep On - Boola & Negru (Cecille)
El Cinco - Alex Kid (Cadenza Split Composition)
Chinese Whispers - Sei A (Gigolo)
Yipyippyip - Olene Kadar (Mo's Ferry)
The Right Time (Chris Simmonds' Houseproud remix) - Mark Henning (Hypercolour Digital)
Smoking Mirrors - Lee Curtiss (Spectral Sound)
Chi Town - Ricardo Jefferson (Nice & Nasty)
Running - DVS1 (Klockworks)
Seven Tribes Of Hoti - DJ3000 (Motech)
Skeptic - Numberkult 2 (Numberkult)
I Don't Need The Sun To Shine - Marcin Czubala (8-Bit)
Piumino (Barem & Someone Else Dub mix) - Ronan Portela (Foundsound)
Untitled - Kirk Degiorgio (B12)
Until Then, Goodbye - Lawrence (Dial)

Back in two weeks time.

Machines Are Funky Tonight

The show marks its fifth anniversary with this broadcast so it's lasted longer than most marriages. To mark this sacred occasion the beat goes on. It'd be nice to play a smorgesbord of featured tracks from the last five years, but it'd be hopelessly inadequate so I'll be featuring more groovy, relatively anonymous stuff that's keeping feet tapping and twisting susceptible minds. Turn on, tune in but don't drop off.

Keep it locked.

Machines Are Funky: 7-9pm GMT

105FM in Cambridge globally