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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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.

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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.

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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)

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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)