Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

My Hallow's eve theme for the weekend...

Cabin Fever - Untitled (MediaFire)

Organ disco grooves!

Friday, October 23, 2009

I smoke the jazz, I hate the crack, I love you like Burt Bacharach

Been offline for quite the while (also been working on some exciting stuff indeed and will be sure to enlighten you all soon soon), but will slowly start making some regular posts again.

Like, now...

Here's a new favourite. New Young Pony Club fans will be delighted.

Parallel Dance Ensemble are a Danish punk funk outfit made up of sassy New Zealand MC Coco Solid and Copenhagen based producer Robin Hannibal (of Owusu & Hannibal).

Already getting plays and props from the likes of James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) & Horse Meat Disco, they're sure to get you dancing by yourself whilst getting your 80ies freak on... Like M.I.A. doing her best Salt 'n Pepa impression, busting out rhymes over ESG, Liquid Liquid and Tom Tom Club.

And you won't find no cheekier tongue in cheek rhymes fronting a disco funk outfit, that's for sure - toooo precious!

Check out the videos too!

Parallel Dance Ensemble - Weight Watchers (MediaFire)

And this remix from the labelheads (Yam Who?'s ISM label) that signed them. It's sure to make it onto my next mix...

Parallel Dance Ensemble - Turtle Pizza Cadillac (Yam Who rework) (MediaFire)

...and a firm favourite in my sets next to stuff like this:

The Phenomenal Handclap Band - 15 - 20 (The Glimmers remix) (MediaFire)

Now, once again, as silky smoothe as Burt Bacharach dipping his winky in a pot of cosmic body butter, post-disco duo Aeroplane strikes again... Nuff said:

Aeroplane - Mix Chart October (right click save as via Soundcloud)

01. Simian Mobile Disco - Cruel Intentions (Maurice Fulton Remix)
02. Ali Love - Diminishing Returns
03. Ladyhawke - Magic (Donnie Sloan Dub)
04. Neurotic Drum Band - Robotic Hypnotic Adventure
05. Cloned In Vatican - Nina (Road To Cagliari)
06. Unknown
07. Golden Filter - Thunderbird (Villa Remix)
08. Royksopp - This Must Be In (The Bloody Sisters Remix)
09. Toecutter - Best Party Ever (Jordan Lightyear & Jimmy 2 Sox Remix)
10. Groove Armada - I Wont Kneel

Friday, October 16, 2009

Red Bull Music Studio Roundup: An Introduction

Hey all, I’d like to introduce something fresh to the Headphone Junkie. This past year I’ve been working for the Red Bull Music Studios down in Cape Town, a space which has grown to be a kind of hub of local music creativity, admittedly because of its location, mainly in the Mother City (but as it grows hopefully that will change).

All sorts of music is getting made down here, alongside other projects such as the Red Bull Music Academy Taster and a variety of workshops. From Belville Rock to Afro-Dubstep to live DJ recordings, there is a wealth of amazing content coming out of the studio.

So to cut to the chase, I’m going to be updating this blog on the regular with just some of the mad magical music coming out of the studio. If you’d like to check out more content, then you’ll have to head over to the actual studio blog at www.redbullstudioza.com

To kicks things off I present one of our most popular recordings, that of Inge Beckman, ex singer of Lark and all round music siren. This track, Death By Ocean, is an amazing, haunting song that probably best reveals Inge’s talent.

Inge Beckman – Death By Ocean

On top of that I’d also like to introduce you all to, if you don’t know about it already, Red Bull Music Academy Radio. RBMA Radio is probably one of the illest online radio stations in the world right now. Live band recordings sit alongside DJ sets in a catalogue of some of the best music being made right now.

The Red Bull Music Academy Radio player is embeddable, much like Youtube videos, and so as an example of the types of shows you can listen to, I’ve embedded the player with a few shows below. You can listen straight off this page, but if you want to hear more you’ll have to head over to www.redbullmusicacademyradio.com

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Rusko - Everybody Dance Now

been awfully quiet i know. busy busy....

but here's some new dirty stepper choons...

a little while ago rusko did a mix for the fenchurch store...

play it loud:

Rusko – Fenchurch Exclusive Mix (MediaFire)


Rusko – Dial My Number
Redlight – Feels So Good
Stenchman – Puking Over (Rusko Remix)
Chase & Status – Saxon
Basement Jaxx – Feelings Gone (Rusko Remix)
Kid Sister & Rusko – Pro Nails
Calvin Harris – Not Alone (Doorly Remix)
Neeka – Heartbeat (Chase & Status Remix)
Rusko – Go Go Gadget
Skunk Anansie – I Can Dream (Rusko Remix)
Rusko – Everybody Dance Now
Kid Kudi – Day And Night (Rusko Remix)
Rusko – Jahova
Skream – Murdera (Instrumental)
Rusko – My Mouth
Trolley Snatcha – Rock The Funky Beats
Rusko & Chali 2na – How Low Can U Go?
Jakes – Code Zebra
Little Boots – Remedy (Rusko Remix)
Nero – Blinded By The Lights
Flux Pavillion & Trolley Snatcha – F**king Noise
Marco Del Horno – Samurai (Rusko Remix)
Rusko – Cockney Thug
Rusko – Cockney Thug (Buraka Som Sistema Remix)
Benga – Night (Buraka Som Sistema Remix)
Marco Del Horno – Gunman Remix
The Prodigy – Take Me To The Hospital (Rusko Remix)
DJ Luck & Mc Neat – Little Bit Of Luck

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Resident Advisory: Neil Landstrumm... And Then Some

k so it only makes sense to have mister neil landstrumm do the next instalment for the ra podcast after modeselektor...

as i've spun my interest, nay, excitement in all things quirky & bass driven i.e. rustie, zomby, hudson mohawke and other bleepyness 'n glitch hop (thrown in to prevail in case of overkill with just dubstep start to finish... it happens...) for some proper headphone and bassbin action alike, it seems mighty fitting to mention this sir in said context.

neil landstrumm is a deity of bassdom. from his early delving into techno to his recent dubstep affiliation and even more so his latest ep, bambaataa eats his breakfast, he's got this sound he's been forging with his scottish team mates down to an art. his mix for ra is like his very own time capsule of his evolution as a producer and i advise many a youngster to take note, as i have.

Neil Landstrumm - RA.174 (right click save as)

and here are some other mixes i've been thoroughly enjoying at the most impromptu of times...

first up... sound pelegrino's solo:

Solo – Midget Mix (September 2009) (MediaFire)


01 T.Green - Kitch in
02 Quintino - Heaven (Belocca Dub Remix)
03 Coolshop - Trumpet girl (J.Magan Remix)
04 Wutang Clan - Shimmy shimmy
05 BSS - Aqui pra voces (Mastiksoul Remix)
06 V.Vera&Mijail - Jungler
07 Dario Nunez - Work this pussy
08 Solo - Minimood
09 Sebastien Leger - Le Moustique
10 Round Table Knights - Belly Dance (Mowgli Remix)
11 Cerrone&Diaz - Another last cigarette
12 Danelectro- Let them come
13 Vonstroke & J.Martin- “Beat that bird”
14 Swizz Beatz - It’s me bitches
14 Crookers - Put your head on me (Solo Remix)
15 Gipsy Beats - La Revedere

next... zombie disco squad beat me to it on a couple of tracks. fair game. how i do dig this vibe...

Zombie Disco Squad – Slap Happy Mix (MediaFire)


01 DJ Nephets - Shoulder lean Juked
02 Greg Campbell & Digital Jacq - Deep Inside (J Philipp Bugged Out mix)
03 Tigerskin – Rock the Bell
04 DJ T – Dis
05 Sacha Robotti - Tigerly Trumpets
06 Style Of Eye – Road Race
07 DJ Deaon – Make that Booty Clap
08 Visti & Meyland – Yes Maam (All Night Long) (Trentemoeller Remix)
09 Claude Von Stroke & Bootsy Colins – Greasy Beat
10 Edwin Jackson – War (NS Blend)
11 Worthy - Surdo
12 Buraka Som Sistema - Aqui Para Voces (Mastiksoul Remix)
13 Renaissance Man – What is Guru (Riva Starr Mix)
14 Inflation – Crazy Cousinz

also really been digging the new Gucci Vump release. so---lid!

but especially the two remixes by L-VIS 1990 and Downtown (one half Renaissance Man)

Gucci Vump - Sha! Shtil! (L-vis 1990 remix) (MediaFire) [buy] <<< my fave

Gucci Vump - The Boogieman (Downtown remix) (MediaFire) [buy]

this label can't come more highly recommended!