Sunday, January 31, 2010


Local lad Johny Davies, aka Le Jockey, deserves some exposure if for nothing else than keeping the house/techno flame burning in Cambridge. Here's a link to his Horseplay Records site, where everything is free. Spread the word.

Guest Service Shalom - Roni Nachum (Fine Art)

Read my RA review of Roni Nachum's 'Guest Service Shalom' here.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Last Night's Playlist & Martyn Comp

Here's last night's playlist

Rushing To Paradise (Radio edit) - House Of House (White Label)
Returning Home - Russ Gabriel (Dieb Audio)
Fever - Jef K & Chris Carrier (Silver Network)
Kamor - Alessandro Crimi (Home Made)
Come On Over (Radio edit) - Anthony Collins feat Justus Kohncke (Freak N' Chic)
UMakeNo Sense - Freaks (Crosstown Rebels)
Closed Circus (Mark Henning remix) - Lee Jones (City Fox)
Echinodon (Isomer Transition Indosaurus) - Stfny Winter (Archipel)
Coka Zero (Ahmet Sisman remix) - Queen Atom (Serialism)
Caraboo (Mike Wall remix) - Ishome (Indeks Music)
Metaphysical Reaction - Jeff Mills (Third Ear)
Humantics (Vince Watson remix) - Sidearms (Logos)
Sea Of Tranquility - Mark Rogan (Static Recordings)
Salination Plant - Matt Chester (11th Hour)
Idle - Sclist (Frijsfo Beats)

Martyn In The Mix:

1. Om Unit - "Lightgrids" (All City)
2. Martyn - "Bridge" (3024)
3. Gil Scott-Heron - "Where did the night go" (XL Recordings)
4. Levon Vincent - "These Games" (Novel Sound)
5. Wulf N Bear - "Raptures of the Deep" (2020 Vision)
6. DJ Killer - "Pound" (4 Sure Productions)
7. Pattern Repeat - "Ofetriade Ben Klock remix" (Echocord)
8. Renaissance Man - "Aloha" (Sound Pellegrino)
9. Jeva Du - "I Zebra" (Platzhirsch Schallplatten)
10. Dudu - "African Woman Instrumental" (Choc's Pro Sound)
11. Mosca - "Nike (club edit)" (Night Slugs)
12. Roska - "I Need Love" (Tempa)

I've got two copies of Martyn's "Fabric 50" to give away, so here's the question to answer if you want a copy.

Which football team does Martyn support?

Answers marker "Martyn Comp" to

Please leave all contact details. The competition will be open until my next show is broadcast, 6.2.10. Good luck!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Machines Are Funky Tomorrow With Martyn Comp

On this week's show there'll be a competition as I've got two copies of the Martyn 'Fabric 50' cd to give away. I'll also be playing Vince Watson's remix of 'Humantics' by Sidearms on Macedonia's finest deep house and techno label, Logos, Mark E's remix of Roni Nachum's 'Guest Service Shalom' on Fine Art, the forthcoming 'Yeah' by Deniz Curtel on Crosstown Rebels (two Jamie Jones remixes on that one) and something off the new Queen Atom EP, 'Blu Samba' on Essential Reload (there must be a remix on that one). The final half hour will be given over to Martyn's Fabric radio mix.

Keep it locked

Machines Are Funky: 7-9pm GMT

105FM in Cambridge globally

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Domenic Capello For Yew!

In a similar style to the previous post, I'd like to present Domenic Capello to you fine ladies and gentlemen. If you need an intro, Domenic is, along with Harri, a long-standing resident of Subculture at The Sub Club in Glasgow. Subculture is arguably the best house night in the country and has featured anyone who is anyone in the world of deep 4/4 grooves. The last time I went there was in early 1999, to see Derrick Carter. It was great. I must go back one day . . .

There are a few mixes of Domenic's floating around on the web, but not many. This was recorded last month on three decks. Download it here.

Geddes Q & A

I sent Geddes some questions before Christmas and got the answers back a few days ago. For those of you unaware of his work, Geddes is the resident dj and promoter of London's infamous Mulletover nights. Here's a link to his Myspace page, where you can read his biography.

And here's what he had to say. (I'm far too lazy to edit, or to spell check, put in capitals where necessary, etc. This is the email I got back, rough and ready).

DJ, recording artist, record label head and party promoter. How do you divide your time and what's the priority?

that's a hard one .... it's difficult dividing my time equally between projects and last year was the most difficult so far, with the No Fit State parties I launched it was hard to concentrate on studio time and run a record label. However now we're in 2010 and the party season is out the way i will be concentrating more on my production (as i write this I'm my studio writing a bomb!!) and spending a bit more time on murmur. so far i've been lucky with the music that's been sent to me, we've got amazing music lined-up in the first quarter of this year..

How happy are you with your recorded output so far and where are you going musically?

I'm relatively happy with my output so far considering the numbers of roles and responsibilities i have, I'm not just a DJ/producer who's carefree and with all the time in the world to make music, over the last 6 years i'be been running one of the most successful underground nights in London and that has taken away time for me to concentrate on my musical interests. musically i'm not where i wont to be, i'd like to be prolific on that front and have the ability to write wicked club tunes, maybe i can already but it's a confidence thing, working with other people i find difficult and i'm always out to achieve things on my own back. my track 'the scene' did really well last year and steve bug was hammering it, just need a few more of those i guess ;-)

What does 2010 have in store for Murmur?

hmmm a lot of great music and a new label with no name murmur-? which will concentrate on the less peak time material that i come across, the first release is amazing from a young australian chap called lewie day to complete the package lee curtiss did a remix for us.

Have you thought of making an album and, if so, what form would it take?

towards the back end of last year thoughts did cross my mind about an album and whether i was capable of doing something in the foreseeable future, i mean i'd definitely like to do one it just depends on how this year ends up and my productivity in the studio pans out. i was ever to do an album i think it would be a straight up house album but now all club killers but more on a diverse route, i was really into DJ Sprinkles and Jamie Jones' albums last year. i think albums like this is what the kids want..

What's your DJ setup and why do you prefer it?

i use traktor for DJing now with time code vinyl with fadarfox controller, have for the last three years. i prefer this way to carrying records and the expensive of buying vinyl (although i still buy vinyl), there was a time when i'd spend £100 a week on wax but in todays world you just can't do that anymore, well i can't anyway. traktor is cool and so far it;s never let me down ... you reckon they'll sponsor me now ?! ;-)

Where are your favourite places to play and what constitutes a good crowd?

i don't have a favourite place to play but Robert Johnson in Frankfurt has to be one of the most memorable. a good crowd constitutes people who have some idea or relation to the records you're playing, it's nice when i crowd appreciates you it makes my experience a whole lot easier. the thing i hate most is when people are constantly asking you to play their favourite record, when that starts it really pisses me off

What motivates you?

my girlfriend, and the people around me who achieve great things just by being them

London has always had its fair share of underground parties. Did any of these inspire, or influence you when starting, Mulletover, and what does it offer that's different?

one party that influenced me was low life which is still going now and run by bill brewster, i guess he has an idea on how to run a party! mulletover is still exciting and will continue to be for as long as we do it.

I read in a past interview that you didn't have much idea regarding dubstep. Will you be checking out the Bloc room on New Year's Eve, and what do you listen to besides house and techno?

i did check out bloc briefly and they were playing techno at the time. when i'm at home i like to listen to a lot of jazz and funk. most recently a guy called Lee Fields has featured heavily on my playlist

What's special about Croatia?

the guys who run it the infamous boat parties and stuart patterson

Here's a mix by the man himself. Keep it locked.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Martyn & Magda

This month's installment in the Fabric mix series is number fifty, and as you're mostly all aware, Dutch master of the smorgesbord that is the dubstep, techno and house interface Martyn is on the ones and twos. I've had this mix for a while now and it's been on "heavy rotation" ever since. I can't say what it is about it, maybe it's track selection, maybe it's the fact it was done live (as should they all be), or maybe it's the transition between 'The Clock (Ben Klock's Timepiece)' and "We Control The Beat' that grabs you by the gonads and swings you around making you just a little light-headed in the process. In any case it's a great way for Fabric to bring up their half-century of mixes representing their Saturday nights (not to mention the fifty up next month of Fabric live. I wonder if Martyn would have been more at home there?Probably not as it happens.) This mix, as well as Magda's from November (unfairly panned by Internet forumites who probably don't think she's suitable wank material any more), have breathed new life into the series, and maybe mix cds in general.

It'll be interesting to see if Seth Troxler delivers a tour de force for BPitch, as he's behind 'Boogybytes 4' released next month. I've got my doubts as I think the medium may be too restrictive for him, but I so want to be proven wrong. Keep an eye out for 'Get Lost 4' mixed by Dyed Soundorom, forthcoming on Crosstown Rebels too.

Could 2010 mark a renaissance for the mix cd? God knows.

Tonight's Playlist

Here's the first of '10. Keep it locked.

Red Lightbulb - Leron Carson (Sound Signature)
Employee Only - Lil' Tony (Running Back)
Mister Din - Russ Gabriel (We Play House)
The Fall - Marcello Napoletano (Quintessentials)
My Blood, My Brother - Scott Ferguson (Ferris Park)
Get Up - Jef & Chris (Silver Network)
Innaspace - The Revenge (Mule Musiq)
Deep As Hell - Chris Lattner (Einmaleins)
M.Y.O. - Paul du Lac (Clone Jack For Days)
Killing Raoul With Acid - Juju & Jordash
Retune - Plasmik (Hypercolour)
VSOP (Bodycode aka Portable remix) - DOP (Eklo)
Slightly (Mike Huckaby remix) - Losoul(Playhouse)
Change - Ahmet Sisman (Dumb Unit)
Winning Ugly - Canary Fonyaine (Essential Reload)
Love For The Heads - Ation (Abucs)
Yah, Yah - Gary Beck (Figure)
Defect (Peter van Hoesen's "Twisted Spine" remix) - Ed Rush & Nico (Perc Trax)
Tokyo Farenheit - Numbercult (Numbercult)
Milk & Honey (John Daley's "Slightly Disco" remix) - Good Guy Mikesh & Filburt (Liebe Detail Spezial)

There are never any themes to my shows, as such, but this weekend I did feature some music that I'd come across legally, and completely free, on the Internet. The Scott Ferguson track is part of an album given away on Christmas Day over at Infinite State Machine, while the Numbercult track, and the whole back catalogue, is available from the artists website. The track by Canary Fontaine is one from a compilation entitled 'Essential Xmas' and given away by Cesare Marchese's (Cesare vs Disorder) Essential Reload label, the Juju & Jordash track is the other freebie. I came across the Canary and Juju on Facebook.

Seek and ye shall find, as they say.

Oh, and while we're talking about freebies, check this out too..

New Nick Craddock Mix

Direct download

Tracks In The Snow

1. Daniel Stefanik 'Groth' (Statik Entertainment)
2. Santiago Salazar 'La Minoria' (Historia y Violencia)
3. Martin Schulte 'Cold Heart' (Pep Gaya Remix) (Sinergy Networks)
4. Jacksonville 'Quiet Room' (Doppler Records)
5. Moodymanc 'Omlette' (Dessous Recordings)
6. DJ Minx feat. Diviniti 'Just Make It Deep' (DJ Rork's Deep Mix) (Women On Wax)
7. Russ Gabriel 'Mister Din' (We Play House Recordings)
8. Kez YM. 'Pepe' (Yore)
9. Motor City Drum Ensemble 'Raw Cuts #4' (MCDE)
10. Session Victim 'No Friends (No Power)' (Real Soon)
11. IKE 'Docs Edit' (Philpot)
12. Kris Wadsworth 'Full Body' (NRK)
13. Dop 'Vsop (Bodycode Aka Portable Remix)' (Eklo)
14. Tevo Howard 'Out the Projects' (Beautiful Granville)
15. Martin Kemp 'After The Night' (Blunted Robots)
16. Seth Troxler 'Blackclap' (Esperanza)
17. JTC 'Through The Looking Glass' (Creme Organization)
18. Moritz Von Oswald Trio 'Pattern 1' (Honest Jon's)

It was last April that I featured Nick as a guest on my show, and linked to two of his mixes, so here's another.

Bonus question: what animal's tracks are in the photo?

Machines Are Funky Tonight

For the first show of 2010 I'll be showcasing, amongst other things, some of the great free music that's available online if you know where to look. Deep house head Scott Ferguson has just made an album available for nowt on The Infinite State Machine blog, so I'll be playing a track from that, as well as something from Essential Reload's 'Essential Xmas' freebie, and a Juju & Jordash snippet. Not to mention Plasmik's newie on Hypercolour and Ation on Abucs.

Keep it locked

Machines Are Funky: 7-9pm GMT

105FM in Cambridge globally

It's brass monkeys outside, so what better reason to remain next to your computer or radio.