Monday, 30 November 2009

A late entry for song of the decade:

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Music of the Decade

So it's that time of year where we look back over the past 12 months and try to decide what was good and what was bad...
But this year, it's doubly compounded by having to remember the best stuff from the last 10 years.
So here's some random good things:

Best Tune:
Radiohead - Idioteque

Best DJ Mix:

Andrew Weatherall - Fabric 19

Artist Album:

Infadels - We are not the infadels

Best Compilation:
Electro 1 (Street Sounds)

Best club night:

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Stop Bajon - TULLIO DE PISCOPO - Italo Disco

OK, so this Blog is primarily for new tracks, but I discovered this:

...and just had to share!

Monday, 9 November 2009

El Tigeraso

Signed to Diplo's Mad Decent Label.
Break-neck ghetto madness...


A random selection of slow and wonky instrumental hip hop tunes to listen to on a cold winter night:



Brackles and the rebirth of Dubstep

Planet Mu, a label who never fail to be at the forefront of exciting things have signed up FWD regular, Brackles. Here are two Brackles tracks:


As more and more Dubstep producers are getting bored of the wobble and taking inspiration from 2 step, Funky, Tropical, Tribal house and Baile Funk, the most forward-thinking dance music in aaages is being formed at the moment. We want more!

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Shit Robot Simple Things

Shit Robot: Simple Things (Work It Out)

The meteoric rise of the mighty DFA records continues apace with this essential track from Shit Robot. Treading similar ground to his labelmates, LCD Soundsystem, Mr Robot delivers a just-in-tune vocal performance which captures that New York Dance-Punk aesthetic so effortlessly: Life’s so simple nowadays/ They’ve got robots to serve you food/ And machines that sing.

Clocking in at over nine minutes, the main mix takes us on a journey from deep, hypnotic minimalism through to hands-in-the-air piano, with a detour into acid house handclaps somewhere in between. Sonically, it’s a bit of a cut and paste job with drums and bass coming over all 1988, piano stabs from the 90s and a vocal that sits somewhere between X-press 2 and Devo. Magically, though, it all works together and sounds refreshingly new and achingly now.

In a time when the kids are rocking 1950s hair cuts, 80s skinny jeans and 60s winkle-pickers, Shit Robot somehow make sense. While some would argue that dance music should be about the future, it’s nice to pay homage to the innovators once in a while. And that’s what the DFA family seem to do so well.