Thursday, August 27, 2009

Parties: The End Is Nigh - Woah Snap! (Johannesburg) Friday, August 28

The End Is Nigh, our favourite party monsters, are throwing their first party since The Bloody Beetroots way back in March.

This will also be King of Town's last set before he leaves for overseas.

For many a year he has been one of the most profound players on the local scene, a true pioneer in having started the whole mutant disco/nu-wave/dance punk - punk funk/indie dance/electro revolution in little S of A.

Together with his brother Mankazam and friends, they were responsible for the now legendary parties The Secret; and also the original Indie Thursdays at Tokyo Star in Melville back in the day.

He's come a long way since then with some official international remixes under his crown:

Desmond And The Tutus - Kiss You On The Cheek (King Of Town remix) [released in France on Tiger Sushi and big upped by Mylo, Optimo and Simian Mobile Disco to name a few]

They Came From The Stars, I Saw Them -  Moon Song (King Of Town With Moonbeams In His Crown Remix) [sharing a 12" with Holy Ghost! for Thisisnotanexit in the UK].

They Came From The Stars, I Saw Them - Rabbit Seal Monkey (King Of Town Extra 1/4 Remix) [sharing a 12" with Tronik Youth, Hatchback and Emperor Machine for Thisisnotanexit in the UK]

So at the party listen up for those and some of his new as well as upcoming productions, including remixes of Franz Ferdinand, The Detachments, and The Phenomenal Handclap Band.

Represented by the same booking agents as Headphone Junkie favourites Aeroplane, we are sure he'll be booked up throughout the UK in no time.

We are going to miss you old friend.

God speed you King Of Town.

So catch this monumental last evening with one of Joburg's best, along with the rest of The End Is Nigh residents + a special guest opening set by Casioheart from 9pm - 10:30pm.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Some More Ayobaness

Mixtape hype machine Spoek strikes again.

Shoe, this man does more for local music overseas than anyone else we know.

As soon as he has been credited with any involvement with a production or song, or something like this here mix, it is all over the blogosphere faster than you can say "Ayobaness".

We finally got round to listening to this one, we downloaded it a few weeks ago, but our playlist is quite big here, nevermind the dayjob responsibilites, so all in good time. [Ed. the end of this year will see some exciting developments btw]

But we digress, if you haven't got it yet, get it now.

Spoek Mathambo, H.I.V.I.P - United States of Ayobaness Mix (zShare) (MediaFire)


Spoek & So Called Friend - Fever (Hostage remix)
Crazy Couzinz - Bongo Jamz (Bokbok & L-Vsi1990 refix)
Alcapoem - Akuse
Sunship Ft. Warrior Queen - Almighty Father (Solid Groove remix)
Matt Shadetek - Wonton Garden
Spoek Mathambo & Jahdan Blackamore & 77Klash - Dem Nah Like It
La Roux - Bulletproof (Foamo remix)
Foamo - Wardance
Lykke Li - Dance Dance Dance (Buraka Som Sistema)
Kasi House Mafias - Bitch Made
DJ What What - Dreams
Red The Homeless GFunk Beatbox - I'ma Tell Your Mama On You

Sure, the mixing isn't great, but that's beside the point.
It's his influence to expose some much unheard local music (there's something to be said for the fact that some of this shit is bigger overseas than in our own country), to a much needed audience that is.

And for that sir, we applaude you.

Rather see this as a rad mixtape slapped together with a killer selection...
Well at least just the one side of a casette, since this comes in at a storming 21 minutes.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My Wagon Needs Repairing...

K. So if you didn't go join in the celebrating of Killer Robot's 3rd b'day festivities with Konrad Black at the helm this past Saturday, you are lame.
It was awesome. He was awesome. Slick and charming and a total pro.

His selection was spot on and it was a rollercoaster that had me in such a daze after that I got us all lost on the way home... We stepped out of there and it was bright already. Old school. Refreshing.

I saw a few folks there I didn't expect to see, but I wish more folks would be more open minded.

Thank you Killer Robot. And awesome sets from all you lads. You set that up like a slam dunk.

In the meantime, I'll be decompressing until End Is Nigh this weekend. I need to find some middle ground again for that though... Ah! This should do nicely:

Tiga and Zyntherius - Sunglasses At Night (Konrad Black remix) (MediaFire) [Buy]

And that's also for you Ashish! Hope I see you Friday.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Parties: TOXIC AVENGER (Paris, FR) - Live in SA [Friday, August 28 (Cape Town) | Saturday, 29 August (Johannesburg)]

(Cape Town)

Press Release:

In the next slamming installment, Discotheque and Olmeca Dimensions are amped to bring you one of the hottest rising stars – The Toxic Avenger, a.k.a. Simon Delacroix: Electro thrash producer extraordinaire hailing from Paris, France.

As the growing independent dance scene keeps churning out all-night-long party DJs, and France continues to expand its domination of global club floors with its own brand of powerhouse electro-dance music, it's The Toxic Avenger who is quickly establishing himself as the latest Frenchman devastating dance floors worldwide.

Signed to IHEARTCOMIX Records, in 2007, The Toxic Avenger was named by Rolling Stone as "One of the 5 most influential electronic artists of the year" alongside Justice, LCD Soundsystem, Digitalism and Simian Mobile Disco. He has played along with many of the current greats including Black Lips, Yelle, The Teenagers, Vitallic, Erol Alkan, MSTRKRFT, Boys Noize, Kavinsky and Crystal Castles and the infamous Public Enemy.

Though dance-inducing electro remains his signature style, The Toxic Avenger draws from a number of distinct influences not directly related to the dance scene ensuring that his take on what keeps a dance floor heaving is never predictable. Taking cues from intelligent hardcore and punk, all the way to 60’s pop, The Toxic Avenger brings us a unique blend of melodic rage and screaming synths that create sonic epic audiences can lose their minds to.

Toxic is Dead, the first single from the currently untitled full length, is due to launch worldwide September 15th and will continue to propel the ever-growing mystique of the man behind the mask. Far from deceased, the Toxic Avenger’s ghostly orchestrations and pulsating rhythms, not to mention his colossal bass lines combine for a dangerous and deadly etherealness that is sure to slay dancefloors around the world straight into the afterlife.

The Toxic Avenger is currently on tour worldwide, playing in clubs and at festivals from Paris to Melbourne, Sao Paulo to New York. Next Stop…Cape Town, South Africa.

He'll be supported in Cape Town by Playdoe and Belushi.

Stay tuned for more thrilling adventures of…… The Toxic Avenger.

For an upfront example of what to expect from his set you can check out the mix done exclusively for Discotheque as Mix 002, second in the series of The Discotheque Mix.

More info on Facebook here.


Press Release:

While France continues as the dominating powerhouse for electro-dance, the growing independent scene keeps churning out all-night-long party DJs, with The Toxic Avenger quickly rising as the premiere Frenchman capable of taking the dance floor to a new level.

Toxic (Simon DeLacroix) developed a noisy, scratchy and heavily saturated sound, but keeping a melodic line that sometimes recalls many Ed Banger and other French house groups. The Toxic Avenger has been made popular thanks to various podcasts, MySpace, and the two-dance floor killers that are Saloperie De Minimale and Superheroes. The Toxic Avenger has also expressed his talent throughout numerous remixes notably The Secret Handshake, Dragonette, Sexual Earthquake in Kobe’s "Love with Chloë Sevigny", "Dance Among the Ruins" by Tommie Sunshine featuring Peaches, and Ladytron’s "Ghosts". His electro styling makes for remarkable slots of dancing hyperactivity.

Signed to IHEARTCOMIX Records, in 2007, The Toxic Avenger was named by Rolling Stone as "One of the five most influential electronic artists of the year alongside Justice, LCD Soundsystem, Digitalism and Simian Mobile Disco. He draws from a number of distinct influences not directly related to the dance scene and has played with many of the current greats including Erol Alkan, MSTRKRFT, Boys Noize, Kavinsky and Crystal Castles. He’s even played what is known as a 'Zenith' (a venue of over 10,000 people) in France with Vitalic, and completed two successful six-week tours in the US with IHEARTCOMIX founder and fellow DJ, Franki Chan.

In Jozi he'll be supported by:


PLAYDOE (live)



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Saturday, August 22, 2009

High Pressure Days: Aeroplane in SA? I Want It To Be Real... And How!

If you think I am running a campaign to expose as many folks as possible to these guys so I can bring them over to SA, you might be right...

Another crème de la crème selection as always:

Aeroplane - August Chart Mix (MediaFire)


01. Canyons - Dancing On Silk
02. Metronomy - Do The Right Thing (Wild Cheese Remix)
03. The Units - High Pressure Days (Rory Phillips Remix)
04. LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 (Prins Thomas Remix)
05. Wax Stag - And How (Bottin's Discoursive Diversion)
06. John Rocca - I Want It To Be Real (Farley's Hot House Piano Mix)
07. Atsushi Yano - Organ Grinder
08. Still Going - Spaghetti Circus
09. Riton & Primary One - Who's There (In Flagranti Remix)
10. Erol Alkan & Boys Noize - Waves

Thursday, August 20, 2009

All Night Long

Seminal label Eskimo (another favourite of mine) has reissued Visti's overlooked "Yes Maam (All Night Long)".

Trentemøller turns the original into a lovely slice of minimal with a hint of house and something that sounds like Boy 8-bit's "Baltic Pine"'s polka vibe mixed in. The drums and the ragtime/gospel/bluesy sample all work together so lovely.

Visti & Meyland - Yes Maam (All Night Long) (Trentemøller Remix) (MediaFire) [buy]

Have yourself a boogie and bust out.

Parties: This Weekend (Cape Town)


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Parties: KONRAD BLACK (CAN / Berlin) - Live in South Africa

Killer Robot celebrate their 3rd birthday with bringing another critically acclaimed international techno DJ this weekend. And even better, they are including a Jozi date this time round.

Todd Shillington produces and performs under the name Konrad Black and has been doing so for over 10 years now. His productions have been released on M_nus, Clonk and his own label Wagon Repair that he founded in 2004 with Mathew Jonson, Graham Boothby and Jesse Fisk.

Originally based in Vancouver, whilst abroad touring in Berlin for a few months, he was convinced by Magda and Troy Pierce to relocate to Berlin after being reminded how much more was going on in the Berlin scene than at home.

He's been praised by heavyweights Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Steve Bug, Loco Dice and Tiga, did the third and latest installment for legendary Berlin club Watergate's mix series earlier this year and has recently remixed tracks for Paul Ritch and Circlesquare.

So there's plenty of international techno cred. We haven't stopped listening to his Watergate mix in anticipation, but if you need further convincing, read more on the Facebook pages linked to below or sample some of his live mixes:

Konrad Black - Live @ Carnivale Studio 80 (28-11-2008) (Depositfiles)

Konrad Black - Live @ Minitek Festival NYC (14-09-2008) (Megaupload)

Konrad Black - Live @ Watergate (03-11-2007) (Megaupload)

Check him out at Fiction on Friday, August 21, @ Fiction (more details on Facebook here);
and Jozi at Truth on Saturday, August 22, (more details on Facebook here).

Parties: SOLID (Johannesburg)

It's about time...

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Schlachtofbronx EP Teaser

Schlachthofbronx are poised to rob the rainbow nation of all its indie darling innocence popping more coochies than Sweat-X and Playdoe combined.

November this year they will be bringing their hypie booty-bass ghettorave to Johannesburg and Cape Town (supported by Playdoe and others) on their Lil Belly Full Of Pills tour, reuniting Spoek and Schlachthofbronx for some more AYOBANESS!

Their album is dropping soon and as a wee appetizer they have a new EP coming out at the end of August, entitled Belly Full Of Pills. It includes collaborations with South African chief cribwalkers Slush Puppy Kids (Spoek Mathambo and Bigspace) and some cool remixes to boot.

In the meantime here's a preview mix of the EP along with some exclusive "bavarian bounce material"!

Schlachthofbronx - Belly Full Of Pills Mix (MediaFire)


Schlachtofbronx - Holdin' That Dick (feat. Slush Puppy Kids) (MediaFire)

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Resident Advisory: Matias Aguayo & The Revenge

The folks at Resident Advisor are doing such an amazing job and have become a valuable source for anyone interested in electronic music.

Aside from the regular gig guides and release reviews and all, they also have some awesome interviews up with folks like James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem - who knew Mr. Murphy could ever get tired of his massive music collection!?

Best thing about them though, are their curating skills when it comes to their Podcasts. If you are open minded they are definitely worth checking out. All these mixes are really well put together by true pros, +, it's free music people!

One of the latest ones come from adventurous South American Matias Aguayo. I first discovered him on a Kompakt Total compilation, then got sucker punched with his "Minimal" track and have since enjoyed the majority of his output, especially the more fun experimental stuff on his own label Cómeme. This mix showcases him and his friends and what they are up to and the sound they are planning to take on tour all over the world. They also throw the coolest street parties called bumbumbox, "takin their boomboxes to a public space where together with invited friends and passer-bys a spontaneous party is celebrated. The music comes from an mp3-player connected to the soundsystem. It features dj sets from friends all over the world, who prepare their short sets at home and send them to us via internet. these sets are placed in the heart of our party. Each boombox, loaded with 10 batteries, the adventure of taking a public space, makin friends thru dancing and enjoying music are the ingredients of these parties, which celebrated in daytime or during the night, take place beyond the entertainment business." Rad huh!

You can read more about what he's up to and then some at the interview on RA here.

Matias Aguayo - RA.167 (right click save as)


Rebolledo & Daniel Maloso - Encuerado
Christian S - Jagos
Matias Aguayo ft. Aza Zander - I Was In Love
Diegors - El Loco Diegors
Ku Nice - Voce Voce
Phresh Phantasy - Come On Acid
Kaoss Papi - Volandonos
Matias Aguayo - Veneno
Sanfuentes & Aguayo - El Faso Police
Luis Cuellar - La Guitarra Taquillera
Djs Pareja - Spanish Is Beautiful (Cómeme mix)
Diegors - Dembow Abc
Matias Aguayo - 2009
Matias Aguayo - Some Rhythms (Mixed With Don Chezina)
Sanfuentes & Aguayo - Cómeme Ay

If the above fun approach to minimal techno injected with an Argentinian take on kwaito and some township vibes is not for you and you prefer your disco, well then there is another current RA podcast up for you to revel in.

Scotsman Graeme Clark, a.k.a. The Revenge has been making a name for himself in the disco sphere for quite a while now... though his sound tends to get quite housey sometimes, which personally, I am not too fond of. I initially discovered his stuff on the Jiscomusic imprint, which has quite the cult following, though many of their releases I find rather hit and miss with the aforementioned house vibes. I do however find myself playing out more and more of his stuff, like his killer remixes of Atmosfear's "Dancing In Outer Space".

This mix he did for RA is really really good, a bit more old school sounding than the balearic and nu-disco stuff I've been punting of late, but excellent nonetheless.

You can read his interview at RA here.

The Revenge - RA.166 (right click save as)


Cronk Family Enterprises - Put It On (Space Dub) [CDR]
Jay Shepheard - Absolute Voltage [Compost Records]
Mark E - Freakin' & Shriekin' [Under The Shade]
6th Borough Project - Stratus Quo [CDR]
Rainer Trueby - Ayers Rock [White]
OOFT - This Sound [Instruments Of Rapture]
The Revenge - Forever In Their Debt (Pitched Down Mix) [Home Taping Is Killing Music]
Charles Earland - Coming To You Live (Edit) [CDR]
The Popular People's Front - Space Race [PPF]
Nitro Deluxe - Let's Get Brutal [Cutting Records]
Ribn - Shift [Styrax Leaves]
The Revenge - Leave Your Mind feat. Paul Joseph [Mule Musiq]
JC Freaks - Dub Praise (The Revenge Mix) [Phonica Records]
Northend feat Michelle Wallace - Tee's Happy (Edit) [Emergency Records]

I want to remind you all that the links to these mixes won't be valid for long, as these podcasts get archived after a while. It's also best to sign up to RA for future podcasts and other news, but I'll probably keep listing my favourite podcasts as they get released. Enjoy!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Kompakt Celebrates 10 Years At The Fore Of Electronica

Kompakt, one of my fave labels, are celebrating their 10 years worth of output this year. Seriously, if you don't know this label yet, they are responsible for releasing some of my all time favourite producers like Gui Boratto, DJ Koze and The Field.

The latest volume in the Kompakt Total series, Total 10, was released on Monday and as always sports a mighty fine selection of the imprint's greatest cuts of the year. These 'Best Of' compilations are always quite the decadent affair and this volume is no exception. It spans two CDs and 21 tracks, with some exclusive's thrown in like DJ Koze's excellent tennis fettish indulgence "40 Love"; and the almost forgotten gem of Supermayer's rendition of Goteye's "Heart's a Mess" (probably my favourite track on here. Beautiful! + I am a sucker for good use of strings in a production).


CD 1

01. DJ Koze – 40 Love
02. Thomas/Mayer – Total 9
03. Justus Kohncke – (It's Gonna Be) Alright (Dirk Leyers Mix)
04. Shumi – The Wind and the Sea
05. Sam Taylor-Wood – I'm in Love with a German Film Star (Gui Boratto Mix)
06. Ada – Lovestoned
07. Coma – Sum
08. Gui Boratto – No Turning Back (Wighnomy's Likkalize Love Rekksmi)
09. Nicolas Stefan – Closer
10. Jonas Bering – Who Is Who

CD 2

01. Justus Kohncke – Give It to Me Easy
02. Matias Aguayo – Walter Neff
03. Mayburg feat. Ada – Each and Every Day
04. Gotye – Heart's a Mess (Supermayer Mix)
05. The Field – The More I Do (Thomas Fehlmann Mix)
06. Burger/Voigt – Wand Aus Klang (It's a Fine Line Mix)
07. Wassermann – Berg und Tal (Instrumental)
08. Jurgen Paape – Ofterschwang
09. Reinhard Voigt – Am Limit
10. Mugwump – Ignored Folklore
11. Pachanga Boys – Fiesta Forever

Buy here.

Be sure to read the interview with one of the label owners, Michael Meyer, on Pitchfork here.

There's also this exclusive Michael Mayer mix, courtesy of Kompakt and Pitchfork:

Michael Mayer: Kompakt - The Early Years (1998-2004) (right click save as)

Tracklisting (with commentary from Michael Mayer):

01. All - Alltag 1

It's appropriate to start this journey with the godfather: All is Wolfgang Voigt's first appearance on Kompakt. "Alltag 1" still breathes the spirit of the Profan era and marks the birth of the Pop Ambient concept.

02. Ehlert & Lohberger - Vito E.P. 2

This is the most overlooked record in our catalog. Nobody liked it at the time - except Wolfgang and myself. If I received this demo today, I'd sign them right away! One of many records we've released knowing it would be a flop, but that we'd made a statement.

03. Dettinger - Totentanz 1

Dettinger's ambient long players, Intershop and Oasis, became our first true 'classics'. His 4/4 works are lesser-known, but as revolutionary as the rest. Today, "Totentanz" still sounds shockingly modern and it somehow predates the whole Kuduro/UK Funky movement with its harsh digital dancehall vibe.

04. Sascha Funke - Safety First 4

Sascha Funke released his first records with us. His father (a Berliner) was a diehard supporter of Cologne's soccer club and little Sascha inherited the same passion. He'll drive a Ford because the cars are manufactured in Cologne, and he'll play Cologne techno on its stereo. We love Sascha.

05. Peter Grummich - Schleusen Auf 2

Another visitor from Berlin. "Schleusen Auf" sounds like an old, rattling subway on pretty decent drugs. I just put this one right back into my record crate... a timeless piece of confusing techno.

06. Schaeben & Voss - Tombo's Revenge

Aside from running the ever-excellent Firm label, these guys recorded some of the most dirty and "out there" tunes during Kompakt's early days. They're a snotty techno band with an amazing live show.

07. Jürgen Paape - So Weit Wie Noch Nie (Ata's Playhouse Mix)

The original version - a tantalizing hybrid of German schlager and house - was released on Total 3. For the 12" single release we requested a remix from our good old friend, Ata from Playhouse/Robert Johnson in Frankfurt. He did what he does best: music for late night girls.

08. Leandro Fresco - Cera Uno

This one may very well end up in my Kompakt all-time top 10. Leandro Fresco lives and works in Buenos Aires and he created a monster. All cuts on this EP are just unearthly and beautiful, particularly the ambient ones.

09. Superpitcher - Heroin

No words necessary here... just a little advertising for his new album coming up in February. It's going to be a.w.e.s.o.m.e.!

10. Dorau / Köhncke - Durch Die Nacht (Geiger Mix)

One of the kinkiest records on our Kompakt Pop offshoot featuring two of the most notorious German disco-teers. The Geiger remix turned out to be the gem...I'm still playing this out a lot.

11. Closer Musik - 2 the Beat 2 the Rock

Matias Aguayo and Dirk Leyers gave birth to Kompakt classics like "Maria" and "One Two Three (No Gravity)". When the duo broke up, the girls in Cologne wore black for the rest of that year. The track featured here perfectly documents Aguayo's daredevil approach in production.

12. Lawrence - Teaser

We've been in love with the Hamburg-based Dial label and its protagonists Lawrence, Carsten Jost, and Pantha du Prince since day one. Bringing Romy Schneider to the techno floor is something that had to be done and nobody could have done it with more class than Lawrence.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Parties: HINT + BOOM MONK BEN (UK) - Friday (Cape Town) & Saturday (Johannesburg)

This weekend sees SA shores get a double dose of international headlining awesomeness. Both in Cape Town and Jozi respectively.

Press Release:

HINT (Ninja Tune | Tru Thoughts)

Hint became a household name for any downtempo / Trip Hop fan when his remarkable debut album ‘Portakabin Fever’, was released by Legendary Label NINJA TUNE in May 2003. Its style being dubbed ‘rural beat’, is a testament to the subtlety and depth within Hint’s musical ability and his deep understanding of rhythms both regular and broken.

He has had a multitude of acclaimed releases since then mostly through Tru Thoughts, a label that is renowned for its high standard of exceptional quality music releases.

An excellent jazzy DJ with down tempo beats and grooves contrasted against future-dance floor bombs. This is idyllic electronica. Expect Hint’s ever evolving style to keep you guessing and wanting more.

"Really fat and super funky. Full club support from me" – Laurent Garnier

"Filled to the brim with genius, forward thinking awkward dance music" - Mr Scruff

"this man’s DJ sets are joy, and the dance-floor-orientated tracks on Driven From Distraction demonstrate a practiced understanding of what makes a floor bounce.... Hint's knack of combining the uncombinable shines." - iDJ Magazine

Download HINT.
Download HINT mixes.

BOOM MONK BEN (Ninja Tune / Solid Steel)

Benny The Boom is a mixtape magician. His list of top notch mixes is ongoing... He has laid down some of the most seminal mixes ever heard on Solid Steel (Ninja Tune). In no small feat, Ben beat off competition from Mr Scruff, Kid Koala, Cut Chemist, DJ Format, MANDY, James Holden and many, many more to finish runner up in the Best Of 2006′ Solid Steel guest mix competition.

A frenzied fanatic of all things bass, the Boom Monk leaves no stone unturned and no sound unheard in his quest for dance-floor devastation. From hip hop, dancehall, funk and break beats to house, electro, dubstep and drum and bass, as long as it makes him, us and you move on the floor then it will get put the through the blender in his inimitable style.

"One of Glasgow's finest DJs, he's so cheeky we nabbed him for our own purposes on Solid Steel - surely never a better recommendation? The man knows bass and he will give it to you with both tables (or three sometimes!)" - DJ Food

Download Boom Monk Ben Mixes.

The Cape Town gig is happening on Friday at The Assembly as a part of their Discotheque nights. Liver and Dank will be supporting. More info on Facebook here.

The Johannesburg gig is happening on Saturday at The Alexander Theatre, brought to us by the Contraband folks. Richard The Third and some other bands supporting. More info on Facebook here.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Aeroplane keeps taking us higher

Ok, I am rather obessed with them, but after you hear this you'll understand why... Damn near perfect and bonus chewy chocolate browny points for including the new epic as always Lindström! A bit of a slow burner at first but damn it picks up nicely. As fine a selection as ever and oh so smoothe!

Aeroplane - July Chart Mix (Megaupload <- this is ACTUALLY the July Mix even though it states otherwise. Apologies for the confusion)


01. Sirusmo – High Together
02. Lindstrom – The Magnificent
03. Zepp001 – Don’t Sleep
04. Chamboché – Feverish (The Revenge Remix)
05. Faze Action – I Wanna Dancer (Disco, Rock, Dub, Mix)
06. Killa Kela – Everyday (Lalory Remix)
07. Freeland – Borderline (Grum Remix)
08. Fred Falke – Chicago (Extended Mix)
09. Makossa Megablast – Juno
10. Rythm Droid – Sunrise on Planet Tokyo
11. Reggie Dokes – Chicago Pimp
12. Headman – Dirt ( The C90’s Remix )
13. Mika – We Are Golden

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Parties: !DIRTY!DIRTY! Friday, August 7 (Jozi) + Renaissance Man Mixes

It's Oppikoppi this weekend, but if you aren't going, well then there really is only one place you can go:

Press Release:




A weekly resident on popular dance music radio shows locally & abroad and at some of the hottest clubs and lounges across the country the press have said, “Brett Jackson shows an uncanny sense of the dance floor groove…tracks are blended with a subtlety and assurance that would normally be missed amongst the hubbub of a club dance floor in full swing…there's underlying intelligence and vision…”

Producer/Remixer and DJ based in Johannesburg, South Africa, making discofied remixes for all and sundry. Recently released two remixes internationally, which you can check out via www.beatport.com: They Came From the Stars, I Saw Them - Moon Song (King of Town With Moonbeams in His Crown Remix) [Thisisnotanexit] and Desmond and the Tutus - Kiss You On the Cheek (King of Town Remix) [Tigersushi]

Data Takashi has never lost the wild eyed wonder of a true fanatic. His knowledge and taste have mushroomed uncontrollably, but with this has come the precision of maturity that allows him to single out the perfect set to accommodate the dancefloor.

Mini K is a 19 year old producer who has been driven by the love of funky baselines and crazy beats his whole life. Mini K continues to produce bass driven, up tempo fidget which makes u wanna jump. This is just the beginning of the road for this young producer. Expect more funky beats to be released in the near future.



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Switch, Riva Starr, Brodinski, Fake Blood, A-Trak, Jesse Rose, Diplo, Aeroplane, Djedjotronic, Mixhell, Radioclit, Solo and the many legions of allstar DJs - they all can't be wrong. Renaissance Man are Downtown & Jaxxon, a duo from Finland that "craft house music without boundaries".

I've been dropping their stuff here in Jozi too and folks are lapping it up.

Their Rythm, Spraycan EP and What Is Guru / Aloha EP releases are all flat out flawless.

Here are some mixes to get to know them a little bit better:

Renaissance Man - Mix for Sixpack France (right click save as)

Felix Da Housecat & DJ Gregory - Kickdrum Soundclash (Renaissance Man Bootcut) (CDR)
James Braun & Dan M - Lesson 1 (Mothership)
Rene Bourgeois - 4 My Recordz (Supdup)
Christian Martin - Balance And Ridum (Cadang)
Sissy Nobby - Lay Me Down (Renaissance Man Remix) (Mixpak Records)
Kolombo - LOL (Kolombo Remix) (Hypnotic Music)
Style Of Eye - Retur 2 (Rythym Version) (CDR)
Blind Minded - Tekatek (Trapez)
Green Velvet - It's Time 2 Jack (Cajual)
Manna - Some Girls / Some Boys (Downtown Remix) (Suomen Musiikki)
Renaissance Man - What Is Guru (Riva Starr Remix) (Sound Pellegrino)
Jesse Rose - Heavy Still (Zombie Disco Squad Remix) (CDR)
Renaissance Man - Canto Della Kalimba Bootcut (CDR)
Erich Lesovsky - Riot Beatz (Stil Vor Talent)
Derrick Carter - Friends - The 1:00 Club (Classic Recordings)

Also check out their April Mix:

Renaissance Man - April Mix (zShare)

Minimow - Bollyhouse (Exploited)
Solo - Joga Bola (Riva Starr Rechunk) (Deadfish)
Nifty - Alien Harmonix (Atlantic Jaxx)
Gregor Salto - Mexer (Funkin Matt Remix) (G-Rex)
Terrence Dixon - Below Radar (Rythme Is Rythme Remix) (Children Of Tomorrow)
Renaissance Man - Rythym (Kitsuné)
Worthy - Crack-el (Justin Martin's Stoopit Crunk-ill Hyphy Mix) (Leftroom)
Harry Axt - Crazy (Rompecabeza)
Renaissance Man - Haarlem (Dubsided)
Kenny Dope - Jame The Mace (K-Dope Tek Beats) (Tu Chicks)
Vegetable Orchestra - Pumpkin Jam (Marini Bros Remix) (Karmarouge)
SIS - Holly Bolly (Cecille)
Mory Kante: Yeke Yeke (Afro Acid Remix) - London Records
Byron Fox - Bongo (Dan X Mix) (Guesthouse Music)
Fuzzy Hair - Yebele (We Love Muzik)