Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sunday, May 31, 2009

SOMMER PÅ SVENSK

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While I sit inside and read about christianity and various other religions, some are outside enjoying this exceptional weather we are having. This mix is for those people. Weather your sipping bayer or bbq´ing baby back ribs, this mix sits right with sun shine and all that goes with it.

It is beautifully mixed together with style and grace by Swedish pop master Jens Lekman. A highlight is halfway through where we get some comic relief with some Swedish guy talking on the phone with Alicia Keys. Funny stuff...

MP3 Jens Lekman - The Smmer Never Ends Mix

TRACKS

(excerpt from) The Summer Never Ends
I Really Think That We Can Make It Girl
Nicolette Larsson - Lotta Love
The Embassy - State 08
(excerpt from) New Directions
Coke Escovedo - I Wouldn’t Change A Thing
Filippo Trecca - La Morte Dell’erminia
His name is Mikael Carlsson, her name is Alicia Keys
Lamont Dozier - Blue Sky and Silver Bird
Cat Stevens - If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out
Jeff Perry - Love Don’t Come No Stronger
Good News - Australia
Eaby’s Gang - America
American Breed - Always You

courtesy of Discobelle.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

SELF-TITLED

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Another great mix from one half of Flagrant Fowl, Pocketknife.

Here is what he had to say:

"The good folks over at self-titled Magazine invited Cousin Cole and I to DJ at their next Oscillations party which happens to be next Thursday over at Studio B. They wanted to showcase some of our upcoming releases too, so I put together a mix of old and new Flagrant Fowl tracks with some current non-Flagrant jams that weaves it all together like a Cosby sweater. We’re excited for you to hear our new remixes, plus recent additons to the Flagrant Fowl family, Youth and Three Card Monte. Check it out!"

MP3 Pocketknife - Self - Titled Mix

TRACKS

Botox “Tragedy Symphony”
Suicide “Ghost Rider (Pocketknife’s Torn Bowery Blazer Remix)”
Telepathe “Sinister Militia (TMJ!!! Mix)”
Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice “I Am the One and He Is the Caretaker of My Heart (Pocketknife Remix)”
Bostro Pesopeo “Falls (Hercules & Love Affair Remix)”
Youth “Dark Moons”
RCMP “Ibiza PA (Cousin Cole Remix)”
Lil Tony “Treehouse (Lil Tony Rework)”
Kanye West “Love Lockdown (Cousin Cole Remix)”
Lykke Li “Breaking It Up (Pocketknife’s Loosefoot Remix)”
Neil Young “My My Hey Hey (Cousin Cole’s Into the Blue Remix)”
Will Oldham “The Same Love That Makes Me Laugh (Cousin Cole Remix) Demo”
Mock & Toof “Brown Bred”
Mi Ami “Version (Pocketknife Edit)”
Black Cock “Get Ready (Three Card Monte’s Slight Refondle)”
Real Ones “Outlaw (Prins Thomas Desert Discomiks)”
In Flagranti “Scala Disco”
Three Card Monte “Molotov”
This Heat “Sleep (Pocketknife’s Out Cold Remix)”

Sunday, May 3, 2009

SPACE GRAVY

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A.D.D. contributer to the wonderful blog Waves At Night did this huge mix of current and past favorites. An hour and a half with 36 tracks mixed seamlessly and beautifully.

MP3 A.D.D.´s Space Gravy Part One

TRACKS

1. Underworld - Underneath the Radar (Intro)
2. Imagination - So Good, So Right (Night Dubbing version)
3. Ape into Jam - 1972
4. Loose Ends - Choose Me (Dub)
5. Mr Oizo - Cut Dick
6. David Rubato - Circuit (Siriusmo Remix)
7. Funkacise Gang - Funkacise (Special Remix)
8. Major Swellings - Assquake
9. Azoto - San Salvador (Vocal Version)
10. Franz Ferdinand - Ulysses (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Remix)
11. Greg Wilson - Cosmic DJ Delight
12. Ilija Rudman - Ocean Colour
13. JM Silk - Music is the Key (Basement Mix)
14. Chromeo - Ah Oui Comme Ca
15. B.W.H. - Livin’ Up (Putsch ‘79 Remix)
16. Dieter Schmidt - Morse Code From The Cold War / Paul Woolford - Erotic Tool
17. Flairs - Truckers Delite
18. Joakim - Drumtrax
19. The Jets - Rocket 2 U (Extended Version)
20. Bot’Ox - Grand Central
21. Pineapples - Come on Closer (Dub)
22. Hypnosis - Bormaz (Todd Terje Edit)
23. Prince - Controversy (Purple Mix)
24. Enzo Ponzio - My 80’s Funk
25. Holy Ghost! - Hold On (Mix 3)
26. Golden Bug - Disco Sensation (Bonus Beats)
27. Kerowack - Dirty Bumf
28. L.S.B - Shout (Edit)
29. Beni - My Love Sees You (In Flagranti Remix)
30. Outlander - Vamp (Prins Thomas Discomix)
31. Crazy Penis - Stop Space Return
32. DMX Krew - Drop Bass
33. Maurice - This is Acid
34. Tony Cook - On The Floor (Joakim Edit)
35. Space - Magic Fly
36. The Pointer Sisters - Automatic

PHOENIX SELECTION

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A nice selection from french poprockers Phoenix hot on the heels of the release of their new album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, set to be released May 26th.

The compilation album presented here is the 2nd in the Kitsune Tabloid series.

Listen here (spotify)


TRACKS

1. Kiss – Love Theme From Kiss
2. Dirty Projectors – Rise Above
3. The Red Crayola – Victory Garden
4. The Impressions - I’ve Been Trying
5. Chris Bell - I Am The Cosmos
6. Roxy Music – Pyjamarama
7. The 13th Floor Elevators – I Had To Tell You
8. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Shipbuilding
9. D’Angelo – Send It On
10. Tangerine Dream – Love On A Real Train
11. Urge Overkill - Stull (Part 1)
12. Lô Borges – Aos Barões
13. Iggy Pop & James Williamson - Master Charge
14. Dennis Wilson – Lady (Falling in Love)
15. Irma Thomas – It’s Raining
16. Ritchie Valens - In A Turkish Town
17. Dusty Springfield - I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today
18. Lou Reed - Street Hassle

Thursday, April 23, 2009

COLE

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A great mix recorded live for Ministry Of Sound Radio. Working the knobs is The Dog´s favorite dj Cousin Cole.

MP3 Cousin Cole - Ministry Of Sound Mix

TRACKS

Bruce Springsteen - I’m On Fire (Cousin Cole Remix)
Tom of Finland - Holy Roller Edit
Map of Africa - Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys
T. Rex - Planet Queen (Pocketknife’s Taken Away Remix)
Vastkustska Ryggdunkarsallskapet - Town Out of Order
Scotch - Delerio Mind
Tame Impala - HFGW (Canyons Drunken Rage Remix)
Gatto Fritto - Clem’s Bounce
Laughing Light of Plenty - The Rose
Lindsay Buckingham - It Was You (Cousin Cole Demo)
Youth - Dark Moons
Doobie Brothers - Long Train Running (Tom of Finland / CC Edit)
Doors - Peace Frog (Tom of Finland / CC Remix)
Glimmers - Esta Si, Esta No
Major Swellings - Assquake
Den Haan - Night Shift
Westbam - And Party
Curtis McClaine - Let’s Get Busy Dub
Tom Tom Club - Suboceana (Jacking Deep & High)

Friday, April 17, 2009

MORE FROM THE WIZARD

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Again the dog is proud to bring you a wonderful psych mix from the one and only Erol Alkan aka Beyond The Wizard´s Sleeve. This mix was done live on London radio station XFM.

MP3 Beyond The Wizard´s Sleeve - Live on XFM

TRACKLIST

BTWS Announcement - Turn On
Bunalimlar - Tas Var Köpek Yok
The Mickey Finn - Garden Of My Mind
The Hush - Grey
Guy Scorwitz - Unknown
Mike Stewart Span - Children Of Tomorrow
The Id - Boil The Kettle Mother
BTWS Announcement - Be There
The Freak Scene - A Million Grains Of Sand
The Beatles - Glass Onion (Demo)
Les Fleur De Lys - Circles
The Syn - Grounded
The Music Machine - Talk Talk
Wimple Winch - Rumble On Mersey Square South
Shockheaded Peters - I Bloodbrother Be
Unknown - Words (BTWS Edit)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

BREAD

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I´m a strange music person. I´ve sometimes heard of the most obscure and elusive krautdiscorock, and never heard of the huge pop hits of our time. One of these is Bread´s 1972 love song Everything I Own. Well it´s not that I ever heard it, it rang the proverbial bell, but it never registered. Now it has, and I want to share its beauty with you beautiful people.

MP3 Bread - Everything I Own (Alt. Link)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

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I´ve been spending a lot of time on Spotify lately, discovering new music and making my own little mixtapes. So this is a playlist I made that is heavy on Rockabilly type stuff, and some obscure discodance thrown in there. Please enjoy.

Chevy Chaser - Rockabillydiscofreakfest

Thursday, April 9, 2009

GREEN

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Brennan Green will be playing here in Oslo tonight. To celebrate I give you a live mix that probably indicates what he´ll be playing at Fisk & Vilt tonight.

MP3 Brennan Green - AptLive01

Sunday, April 5, 2009

MAJOR BLIZKRIEG

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Finally something new to be excited about! I heard this some time ago, but it didn´t catch on until now. Give it time and the 60´s-ish sound of Higamos Hogamos will envelope you too.

MP3 Higamos Hogamos - Major Blizkrieg (Alt. Link)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

BACK IN THE DAY

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I find myself searching and searching to find music that can grace these pages, but it´s hard. Nothing sits right with me anymore it seems. Nothing hits me in the head and heart with a sledgehammer and demands repeat listens. So I find myself going back (as I often do) to 1999:

Before Pnau became the generic blog pop they are today, they made an album of beautiful and sensual french touch (the old one) house called Sambanova. It features no vocals, just great beats from the last golden age in house, things people who grew up with Daft Punk will appreciate. So here are two tracks from the above mentioned album, that should funk you right on up on this Saturday evening.

MP3 Pnau - Sambanova (Alt. Link)

MP3 Pnau - Keep On Truckin´ (Alt. Link)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

STRANGER IN THE CITY

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I have had a blog break now for a while, because my macbook has been on the friz. It`s not well yet, so I`m blogging from my shitty pc that turns itself off without warning.

Anyways I`ve been listening to this great song from singer/songwriter John Miles for some time now. Many of you are probably familiar with it because edit master Pilooski did an edit of it a few years ago. I enjoy the original version more though, so here it is in all its 1976 glory.

MP3 John Miles - Stranger In The City

Sunday, March 15, 2009

FIRE PILS OG EN PIZZA

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My good friend Me Are The World made this edit of the classic 80`s Norwegian pop hit by Åge Aleksandersen. I must admit that I had a hand in the songs conception, I`m the father and Me Are The World is the mother who bore it in his womb for 9 moths(or two weeks in this case).

MP3 Åge Aleksandersen - Fire Pils Og En Pizza (Me Are The World`s Wine Edit)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

THE KING OF HOUSE

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Remi is back with more of that "old school" house music. Sounds like Eddie Amador took a time machine back to 1996.

MP3 Remi - Back To The Basics (Alt. Link)

Friday, March 6, 2009

BEYOND THE WIZARD´S SLEEVE

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I continue to stay excited about Erol Alkan and Richard Norris´ side project Beyond The Wizard´s Sleeve. They have graced these pages before in mix form, and now they do so again. This time is also a live mix, it was recorded in July of 2007 at G-Mex in Manchester and features the usual psych rock goodness.

MP3 Beyond The Wizard´s Sleeve - Live @ G-Mex, Manchester, July 2007 (Alt. Link)


TRACKLIST
Beyond Space - Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve
Battlescars (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Demo Re-Animation) - The Chemical Brothers
Words - Unknown (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Edit)
Hey Bulldog- The Beatles (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Edit)
My White Bicycle - Tomorrow
Open My Eyes - The Nazz
Bubble Burst - The Small Faces (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Edit)
Uptight - Reggie Cravens Quartet
The Horror Scope - Unknown (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Edit)
Just Dropped In - Kenny Rodgers and The First Edition
Love Buzz - Shocking Blue
Young Folk (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re Animation) - Peter Bjorn & John
A House Is Not A Motel - Love (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Edit)
The Witch - The Rattles
Save My Soul - Wimple Winch
See Emily Play - Pink Floyd
Once You Understand - Encounter
Banana Splits Theme - Richie Adams and Mark Barkan

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

WE ARE THE ARM

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I just got this synth funk explosion in the mail. Behind it stand four clean cut American boys, collectively known as We Are The Arm.

"Do you often dream of being beach-ridden with a boombox blasting 80's synth-funk by your side?

Well then your dreams have just become an auditory reality.

Dig a hole in the sand -- throw in some Black Moth Super Rainbow , Billy Ocean, Ratatat and George Benson and you'll have a concoction nearing the fresh new jamz from WE ARE THE ARM.

Full-length "Togetherness" drops Cinco De Mayo '09 on Achord Recordings -- in exclusively vinyl and digital form". - WATA

MP3 We Are The Arm - Fancy Free (Alt. Link)

Monday, March 2, 2009

PSYCHO KILLER QU'EST-CE QUE C'EST?

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I recently rediscovered this classic Talking Heads track through the Greg Wilson Essential mix I posted a a few posts back. It´s from 1977 and the album that bore the obvious title of Talking Heads: 77.

MP3 Talking Heads - Psychokiller (Alt. Link)

The Greg Wilson edit ads a long intro and some crowd cheers that will probably get a reaction on the dancefloor.

MP3 Talking Heads - Psychokiller (GW Edit) (Alt. Link)

NOTE: It seems now that the GW edit above is using a live version of the track. So the only new thing to this track is the length of the intro.

Talking Heads Psycho Killer (Live)

Friday, February 27, 2009

LAURENS WALKING

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David Lynch´s 1999 film The Straight Story may have been a departure in content, but not in style. Nor was it a departure musically for long time Lynch compadre Angelo Badalamenti, except for the violin ridden track "Laurens Walking". In the film the track accompanies beautiful landscape shots of Laurens, Iowa, as Alvin Straight sets off on his journey across the state lines. The track also works by itself as a beautiful soundtrack to a sunny Saturday morning here in Oslo.

MP3 Angelo Badalamenti - Laurens Walking (Alt. Link)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

GET INTO THE GROOVE

madonna

Now, I´m no Sonic Youth fan, but any band that makes punk flavored covers of Madonna songs are all right with me. Ciccone Youth was a Sonic Youth side project in the late 80´s that spawned two albums, the first was all Madonna covers, and the second, The Whitey Album was covers of other 80´s hits like "Addicted to Love" (Robert Palmer).

The best song however was this one:

MP3 Ciccone Youth - Get Into The Groove(y) (Alt. Link)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

PINK PROJECT

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Italy, 1982,a local dj and producer Luciano Ninzatti realizes during his sets that Pink Floyd´s "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)" and Alan Parsons Project´s "Mammagamma" has the same tempo and key in some places. He teamed up with composer/keyboardist/producer Stefano Pulga and made what can only be described as a mash -up. The vocals from Pink Floyd´s song fitted perfectly on the Parsons piece, so Pulga and Ninzatti decided to officially release the mix as Disco Project. However, the final recording was not a mix, in that it did not feature any actual samples from the Parsons or Floyd records; instead, everything (i.e. the whole instrumentation) was very carefully re-played by Pulga, Ninzatti and Bonsanto - in particular, Ninzatti played a nice rendition of David Gilmour's famous guitar solo - while the choir was performed by a group of schoolkids from an international school in Rimini. All of this was mainly done because Pink Project had no authorization at all from the any of the songwriters - indeed, they never asked for any - so the only way for them to release "Disco Project" was to actually make cover versions of the three pieces featured in it. The choir also followed the key shift in the music of "Mammagamma", which was not present in the original mix by Pulga & Ninzatti.

"Disco Project" was a major hit in Italy during the summer of 1982, and this implicitly obliged Pulga & Co. to put up a fictional band for TV performances. Indeed they did - the song was mimed various times on Italian TV by four people (on bass, guitar, drums and keyboards) dressed up in black monk-like robes and black pointed hoods. Although there were rumors at the time about three of the mysterious individuals being actually Pulga, Ninzatti and Bonsanto themselves (with the fourth "member" being Massimo Noè), this was never really confirmed or denied by anyone. Also, the TV performances did not feature any choir or anyone lip-synching the lyrics, although the vocals were clearly heard.



MP3 Pink Project - Disco Project (Alt. Link)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

FEEL FREE

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The Dog´s favorite house/ hip-hop/ electro/ r&b/ minimal producer Remi alias Stanley Steel just sent over this deep house gem. It features what sounds like Norway´s answer to a female Common called Poppie on vocals. It sounds kind of like something Masters At Work could have done back in ´93. Easy on the ears it´s the perfect soundtrack to a gloomy Tuesday night.

MP3 Remi feat. Poppie - Feel Free (Alt. Link)

MARINA

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It´s nice to hear some swedish pop that´s not from Sweden, and if it wasn´t for the heavy british accent that´s exactly what I would assume Marina & The Diamonds was; Sweet, innocent girl pop from Stockholm or Lund. However, she´s from Wales and has turned out some beautiful, catchy and harmonic tracks that puts her in the running with the Lykke Lis and Robyns of the world. Check her out on Neon Gold Records.

MP3 Marina & The Diamonds - Seventeen (Alt. Link)

MP3 Marina & The Diamonds - Obsession (Alt. Link)

Monday, February 23, 2009

MUSICA DA BATTICUORE

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The Robot Scientists are a German dj duo and vinyl enthusiasts. On their myspace they have a whole bunch of mixes, the one I have chosen is a great combination of italo, disco and just all around good records.

"Musica da Batticuore" - heartbeat music: music that makes your heart beat as fast as if you just fell in love - that is what we love and how our mixtapes of underground space, italo and cosmic disco vinyl classics are called." -TRS

MP3 The Robot Scientists - Musica da Batticuore vol. 10 (Alt. Link)

TRACKLIST

2005 Stars Group - News from future Atoll 1978
BISS - Robot with a rose AVM 1982
Makina Girgir - Siren scam Drehmoment 2008
Lime - On the grid (Dub Mix) Polydor 1984
L.E.B. Harmony - Feeling love Chic 1979
Squadra Blanco - The dream that doesn't stop Holosynthesis 2002
John Carpenter - Halloween I ZYX 1984
Moon Birds - Astro 9 Ibach 1979
Wanexa - The man from colors Discomagic 1982
SSQ - Walkman EMI 1983
Skatebard - Vuelo Radius 2007
Black Devil - One to choose RCA 1978
Transvolta - Disco computer Pinnacle 1979
Arpadys - Monkey star Sirocco 1977
Hot R.S. - Delta queen Vogue 1977
Charisma - Magnifique (instr.) CNR 1979
Odessa - Sketch (Starlight Boyz Rework) Disco Praline 2008
Roland Sebastian Faber - Hommage II Aube 2007
Dinosaur L - Kiss me again (Version) Sire 1978
Secession - Touch (Part 4) Intercord 1984
Binary - The meaning Mission Discs 1984
Electronic System - Cosmos trip Targa 1977
2005 Stars Group - News from future Atoll 1978

OH HEAVENLY DOG

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The wonderful people over at Norway´s no. 1 pop culture blog Smuglening were nice enough to heed my requests for spreading the word about The Dog. I sent them a mixtape with some disco goodness that you can download over there.

And for good measure a great edit by Sweden's Martin Vogel of a beautiful Springsteen track that´s featured on the mix.

MP3 Bruce Springsteen (M. Vogel Edit) (Alt. Link)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

WORK IS A DISGRACE

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Peter Kirk from Outlasws just sent over this mix of great rock and pop tunes.

MP3 Outlaws - Work Is A Disgrace Mix (zshare)

TRACKLIST

Magnapop - Slowly Slowly
Ratatat - 17 Years
Dennis Brown - Things In Life
Yeah Yeah Yeah's - Y Control
Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds (live)
Can - Vitamin C
Belle And Sebastian -Stay Loose
The Clash - White Man In Hammersmith Palais
Arthur Russell - Keeping Up
Neu - Hallo Gallo
Method Man - Release Yo' Delf
The Unicorns - I was Born A Unicorn
The Pretenders - The Talk Of The Town
Arab Strap - The First Big Weekend
Talking Heads - Nothing But Flowers
The Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
Joy Zipper - 1
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Totally Natural

ACCELERATOR

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A great addition the web magazine xlr8r´s podcast series from Mexican techno duo Shadow Dancer. Probably ment to promote their upcoming album on Boyse Noize Records. It´s a huge track list with a nice selection of house, elector, disco and techno. In other words something to get the party started for every man, woman and child.

MP3 Shadow Dancer - xlr8r podcast (via xlr8r) (subscribe to this podcast via itunes)

TRACKLIST

01 The Parallax Corporation - "Whore of the Floor"
02 Franz Ferdinand - "Ulysses (Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve Remix)"
03 Grace Jones - "Williams' Blood (Aeroplane Remix)"
04 John Carpenter - "The End (Part 1: Disco Version)"
05 LFO - "You Have to Understand"
06 Joe Smooth - "Promised Land"
07 Prince - "Controversy"
08 Elecktroids - "Future Tone"
09 Rainer Werner Bassfinder - "Minimal Scarf Fuckers Drown!"
10 Zapp - "More Bounce to the Ounce"
11 Telex - "Moskow Diskow"
12 Nightmares on Wax - "Sal Batardes"
13 Pet Shop Boys - "Being Boring (Extended Mix)"
14 The Paradise - "I'm in Love with You"
15 The Cars - "Candy-O"
16 Herbie Hancock - "Rockit"
17 Luke Vibert - "Propertronics"
18 Shadow Dancer - "Together"
19 Fantom - "Faithfull"
20 The Bucketheads - "Whew!"
21 Zoot Woman - "Living in a Magazine (Paper Faces Remix)"
22 Octave One - "Black Water"
23 Friendly Fires - "On Board"
24 Jedi Knights - "Public Funk"
25 Hashim - "Al-Naafyish"
26 Chromeo - "Needy Girl (Shadow Dancer Remix)"
27 Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - "Intro"
28 Infiniti - "Game One"
29 The Plan - "Escapism"
30 Clark - "New Year Storm"
31 Carl Craig - "A Wonderful Life"
32 Giorgio Moroder - "From Here to Eternity"
33 New Order - "Perfect Kiss"
34 Mr. De' - "Superugly"
35 Silicone Soul - "Right on 4 Tha Darkness"
36 Ric Ocasek - "Jimmy Jimmy"
37 Superdiscount - "Fast Track"
38 Bandulu - "Weak Heart"
39 Clor - "Good Stuff"
40 Underworld - "Born Slippy"
40 Visage - "Frequency 7"
42 Daft Punk - "Superheroes"

Thursday, February 19, 2009

DOWN TO LOVE TOWN

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DJ legend and stellar producer Greg Wilson recently did the infamous Essential Mix, and it has proven to be the best in the essential mix catalogue ever! Mr. Tong talks about Greg´s legendary in the beginning of the mix, so I won´t go into it here, but it´s safe to say he´s UK´s most experienced DJ (that´s still alive) who did a ton of 1st´s.

MP3 Greg Wilson - Essential Mix 17.01.09 (rapidshare) (Alt. Link)

TRACKLIST

The Originals ‘Down To Love Town’ (Dimitri From Paris Edit) – Motown / CDR
Soul Searchers ‘Blow Your Whistle’ - Sussex
Goody Goody ‘It Looks Like Love’ - Atlantic
Shirley Lites ‘Heat You Up’ (Melt Down Mix) – West End
Metro Area ‘Dance Reaction’ - Environ
Talking Heads ‘Psycho Killer’ (GW Edit) – Disco Deviance / DJ Only
Sugardaddy ‘Love Honey’ (GW Version) – Tirk
Chic ‘I Want Your Love’ (Todd Terje Edit) – Supreme / DJ Only
Q ‘The Voice Of Q’ – Philly World
Nitro Deluxe ‘This Brutal House’ – Cutting
Atlantic Conveyor ‘We Are’ – Untracked
Firefly ‘Love (Is Gonna Be On Your Side)’ – Emergency
Kasso ‘Walkman’ – F1 Team
Rose Royce ‘Do Your Dance’ – Whitfield
Gunchback Boogie Band ‘Funn’ – Prelude
Rufus Feat Chaka Khan ‘Ain’t Nobody’ (Frankie Knuckles Mix) – Warner Brothers
Happy Mondays ‘WFL (Vince Clarke Mix) - Factory
Young Dog Alien ‘Gotta Keep Workin’ It’ (GW Mash-Up) - Reactivate
Stevie Wonder ‘Superstition’ (Todd Terje Edit) – Motown / CDR
Loose Ends ‘Hangin’ On A String’ (Frankie Knuckles Mix) – Ten
Aretha Franklin ‘Rock Steady’ (Danny Krivit Edit) – Rock / DJ Only
Gwen Guthrie ‘Seventh Heaven’ (Larry Levan Mix) – Garage
The Commodores ‘Machine Gun’ (Situation Edit) – Motown / CDR
B.T (Breanda Taylor) ‘You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too’ (GW Edit) – Tirk
West Phillips ‘(I’m Just A) Sucker For A Pretty Face’ – Quality
Edit The Edit ‘Two Sides Of Sympanthy’ (PTA Mash-Up / GW Edit) – Edit The Edit / DJ Only
Stone Roses ‘Fools Gold’ – Silvertone
Banbarra ‘Shack Up’ – United Artists
War ‘Me And Baby Brother’ – Island
Gino Soccio ‘Try It Out’ – Warner Brothers
Geraldine Hunt ‘ Can’t Fake The Feeling’ – Prism
Brown ‘ I Specialize In Love’ – Profile
Visual ‘The Music Got Me’ – Prelude
Incredible Bongo Band ‘Apache’ – MGM
Tweet ‘Boogie 2nite’ (Fat Camp Mix) – Elektra / DJ Only
Dc La Rue ‘Cathedrals’ (GW Edit) – Disco Deviance / DJ Only
Teenage DJ ‘I Was A Teenage DJ Pt 1’ (GW Edit) – Reactivate
Sir Joe Quarterman ‘(I Got) So Much Trouble In My Mind’ (Barna Soundmachine Edit) – GSF / DJ Only
League Unlimited Orchestra ‘Things That Dreams Are Made Of’ – Virgin
TW Funkmasters ‘Love Money’ – Champagne
Last Rhythm ‘Last Rhythm’ – American
The Clash ‘Casbah Breakdown’ (Joey Negro Edit) – CBS / CDR
808 State ‘Pacific State’ (GW Edit) – ZTT / CDR

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

SEEING COLORS

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A mix of classic tunes to mark the 10th anniversary of techno label Ghostly International. Compiled and mixed by Michna it is a journey through the music that inspired Ghostly. It´s curated by Sam Valenti IV.

MP3 Michna - Seeing Colors: Ghostly Influences

TRACKLIST

Orbital - Halcyon & On & On (FFRR)
Joey Beltram - Enegy Flash (R+S)
The Persuader - What’s The Time, Mr Templar (Svek)
Sascha Funke - Safety First (Kompakt)
Pantha Du Prince - Suzan (Dial)
Klein & MBO - Dirty Talk (Zanza)
Gino Soccio - Remember (Atlantic)
Giorgio Moroder - The Chase (Casablanca)
Der Zyklus -Elektronisches Zeitecho (Gigolo)
I-F - Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass (Interdimensional Transmissions)
Kraftwerk - Numbers (WEA)
Air - Le Soleil Est Pres De Moi (Dopplereffekt Mix) (Source)
Depeche Mode - Everything Counts (Maxi Single Live Version) (Mute)
The Smiths - Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before (Rough Trade)
The Cure - Close To Me (WEA)
The Cure - Close To Me (Closest Remix) (WEA)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

WHEN I GROW UP

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Now, I love The Knife as much as the next guy or gal, but this new song from Fever Ray just sounds like Neverland to me (which was incidentally my favorite track of the "Silent Shout" album). What turned me on to The Knife was their ability to reinvent themselves from album to album and do something new. "When I Grow Up" is nothing new under the sun, it feels a little unimaginative. But it´s not bad by any means.

MP3 Fever Ray - When I Grow Up (Alt. Link)

Monday, February 16, 2009

FRIDA

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Frida (Anni-Frid Lyngstad) is the brunette from disco supergroup ABBA. She had a solo stint in the 80´s with the most relevant part of that catalogue being this Phil Collins produced pop number from ´82. It´s a big reverb drum attack with a great guitar rhythm on top.

MP3 Frida - I Know There´s Something Going On (Alt. Link)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

AGILE MOBILE HOSTILE

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Iconic 50´s rock God Andre Williams has gotten a doco made about his trials and tribulations. The directors spent a year with the 70 year old powerhouse and documented a still vibrant and funny (and still on drugs) man with a whole lot of demons and a whole lot on his mind.

Watch it here for one week only.

MP3 Andre Williams - Jailbait (Alt. Link)

MP3 Andre Williams - Cadillac Jack (Alt. Link)

MP3 Andre Williams and The New Group - Bacon Fat (Alt. Link)

MP3 Andre Williams and The Sadies - Psycho (Alt. Link)

MP3 Andre Williams and The Sadies - Shake A Tail Feather (Alt. Link)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

DRIVER´S SEAT

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All due respect to Fromage and their edit, and I also want to thank them for turning me back on to this exceptionally great track from Sniff ´N´ The Tears. But I have to post the original, because it´s so perfect. From 1979, hit number 11. on the charts in the states. Enjoy!

MP3 Sniff ´N´ The Tears - Driver´s Seat (Alt. Link)

FROMAGE

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I discovered Fromage, this Australian editing sensation while browsing through somebody´s comments section on myspace. They were advertising a new mix they had done, the profile picture was a flyer for a party with my fellow countryman Todd Terje. So I clicked it and on their page was posed a whole lot of edits they had done of classic pop and disco tunes. I liked their stuff so I befriended them and I will now share a few of my favorite edits of theirs.

MP3 The Supremes - High Energy (Fromage Mother Edit) (Alt. Link)

MP3 Edwin Starr - Contact (Fromage Is Looking At You Edit) (Alt. Link)

MP3 Sniff ´n´ The Tears - Driver´s Seat (Fromage Seatsinffers Edit) (Alt. Link)

They have also agreed to do an exclusive mix for the blog, so stay tuned for that one.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

SOMETHING FOR A FRIDAY MORNING

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I´M posting this on a cold ass Thursday night, but it´s definitely a song worth waiting until a brisk friday morning to listen too. It will get you in the zone where everything you have to do tomorrow will go off without a hitch, be it working with the blind or selling money.

MP3 Jefferson Airplane - How Do You Feel? (Alt. Link)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

CRAZY PENIS

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British funk band Crazy Penis (more conservatively known as Crazy P) is here with a nice disco mix including some of the bands own material. The mix was done for Futureboogie.

MP3 Crazy Penis - Futureboogie Mix Tape (Alt. Link)

TRACKLIST

Ron Basejam – Hot Fridge (cdr)
Crazy P – Lie Lost (Maurice Fulton Mix) (20/20 Vision)
Chic – Burn Hard (Ron Basejam re-edit) (CDR)
Banbarra – Shack Up (OST)
Hess is More – Would You Like to Disco (Music for Dreams)
Crazy P – Stop Space Return (Accapella) (20/20 Vision)
Hot Toddy – All Night (CDR)
Snax – Trouble (Crazy P Remix) (Def Drive)
Invisible Man Band – All Night Thing (Ron Basejam Edit) (CDR)
Moodyman – Shades of Jae (Black Mahoghani)
Inland Knights – 10 Years of Drop (Crazy P Remix) (Drop Music)
Lovebirds – Love on My Hands (Dubfuk Mix) (Winding Road)
Wagoncookin – Start to Play (Compost)
Crown Heights Affair – Change (De-Lite)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

MARCH OF THE ZAPOTEC

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Just as I´m "re-discovering" the greatness of Beirut, I found out that the 23 year old wunderkind just released another album with the snappy title "March of the Zapotec and Real People Holland - New Recordings from the State of Oaxaca". I´m thrilled of course to hear these new Gypsy-ish renderings from the Paris based New Mexican native, and Gypsy-ish is what I get, but I get something more as well. It seems Zach Condon has another had an affair with a synthesizer while the accordion sits at home with the kids.

The best and most accurate comparison I can make when it comes to the synth tracks on this album is to swedish electropopper Familjen, and listening to "No Dice" it feels like the Skonska vocals are just around the corner. Instead we get a great melody and headnoddingfoottapping beat.

Zach stays with wifey though for most of the album, and his "affair" with the Synth becomes more of a fling than something serious.

MP3 Beirut - No Dice (Alt. Link)

MP3 Beirut - The Shrew (Alt. Link)

Buy the album on itunes.

Read a Q&A with the man here.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

SOMETHING FOR A WEDNESDAY MORNING

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It´s been a while since I´ve done one of these "something for a ... morning posts", but ´I would like to share with you some of the tracks that I listen to and play that have that early morning feel. First off is New Mexican, 23 year old singer Zach Condon aka Beirut with a beautiful tribute to his second home France.

MP3 Beirut - Nantes(Alt. Link)

Second off is an edit o the same track done by a Belgian duo who go by Gameplayers.

MP3 Gameplayers - Beirut Disco (Alt. Link)

And finally a track by another Belgian band called Lullabies In The Dark. They are made up of one half (Vito De Luca) of cosmic disco lovers Aeroplane.

MP3 Lullabies In The Dark - Iridium (Alt. Link)

SOUND & VISION

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In 1977 David Bowie released a beautiful song called "Sound & Vision".

MP3 David Bowie - Sound & Vision (Alt. Link)

In 2008 Matthew Dear released an equally beautiful cover.

MP3 Matthew Dear - Sound & Vision (Alt. Link)

Monday, February 2, 2009

CROWN & GREYHOUND

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The Dog has been lucky enough to get a great British duo who go by the name of Rough Drawings to do a wonderful mix just for us.

Here is what they had to say:

‘We hope you enjoy this one. Blood, sweat and tears went into it. There's a few favourites in there, new and old. Let us know what you think too, we like feedback. As for our own project, we’re close with a couple of tracks, we feel positive, but we’re not giving up our day jobs. There are some exciting prospects on the horizon though, we’ll be sure to let you know of any developments.’

MP3 Rough Drawings - Crown & Greyhound Mix for Oh Heavenly Dog (Alt. Link)

TRACKLIST

Cage & Aviary - Hot Cancel
LCD Soundsystem - Us vs Them (Windsurf Remix)
The Laughing Light of Plenty - The Rose
A Certain Ratio - Life's A Scream
Lindstrom & Prins Thomas - Sykkelsesong
Jahcoozi - Arto's Bubbles in the Bathtub Shake
The Exile Missile - Sidewinder
The Hundred in the Hands - Undressed in Dresden
Kerrier District - Illogan
Curses! - The Deep End (Holy Ghost Dub)
Boogie Corporation - Junk
ESG - Moody (Spaced Out)

Saturday, January 31, 2009

1´S & 2´S

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Cage & Aviary (aka Neil & Jamie) are a british duo of selectors and producers. As this mix they did (along with an interview) for Anthem Magazine suggests their selecting skills a top notch and as their myspace suggests, so is their production (and editing) skills. Their only releases up until now are three super limited vinyl releases (100 per release) of great (in the widest sense) disco music.

On the very "now" question on disco musics comeback Jamie said:

"I got into disco in the mid-90s, after getting very bored and disheartened with house music. I never realized how much house owed to disco―when I bought Ride On Time by Black Box at the age of 17 I didn't have a clue that it sampled some black disco diva called Loleatta Holloway. Years later I discovered these roots of house, and that was a really amazing ride. So, it's never really gone away has it?

Oh, and girls."

Read the rest of the interview here.

MP3 Cage & Aivary - One´s & Two´s

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

NEW NU RAVE

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Nu Rave is sooo 2006, but apparently word hasn´t reached Oz yet. First there was Gameboy/ Gamegirl, now there´s S.Y.L.K. Now S.Y.L.K. has the noisy irritating nu rave blog tracks that we all know and are sick-ass tired of, but they also has breaths of fresh breezy air like "Hot Flush". It´s essentially hip-hop with an 80´s edge and naive rhymes, very reminiscent of the fantastic, yet underrated girl duo Avenue D.

MP3 S.Y.L.K. - Hot Flush (Alt. Link)

Another lesser track is featured on the Girl Powder compilation.

Read an interview with the chicks over at fluo kids.

KING MIDAS

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It´s great to be able to post something Norwegian and worth while. Oslo City five piece King Midas just put out a nice little mix of funky tunes sprinkled with exclusive remixes of the rockers own work.

MP3 King Midas - Midasmix Vol. 1 (zip)

TRACKLIST

King Midas - Harbor Angels
Joe Jackson - Steppin´ Out
King Midas - High On Dallas Freeway (Olav Brekke Mathisen & Sideshow Jøgge Remix)
Iggy Pop - Nightclubbing
King Midas - Heartbeat Boogie (Pleasure Mix)
Art Of Noise - Moments In Love
King Midas - Revenge
Supermax - Love Machine
Ricardo Villalobos - Enfants
King Midas - The Jaguars (Nils Noa Remix)
Captain Beefheart - Electricity
Fjordfunk - 4.15 (No Countrey For Brennan Green Remix)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

BORKO

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Iceland is can´t compare with Sweden maybe when it comes to pop talent, but they sure try. It´s a tiny country and pop-wise the music that comes out of there is maybe more of the alternative kind like Björk and Sigur Ros (with the exception of Steed Lord). Borko is more Björk than Steed Lord, but it seems more substantial in a way (I personally can´t stand Björk), so finally there is a great addition to this "genre" that can also speak to people like me who fringe at the sound of a voice that sounds like a cat being ass fucked (pardon the French).

MP3 Borko - Continental Love (Alt. Link)

MP3 Borko - Dingdong Kingdom (Alt. Link)

Buy the album from itunes.

Monday, January 26, 2009

DISCO BLOODBATH

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New mix up on Resident Advisor, by a UK gang I never heard of before called Disco Bloodbath. I´m digging on the mix, so I´ll be sure to keep my eyes open for them in the future.

It´s a nice mixture of italo-ish dance tracks. In their own words:

"We decided to do a mix that was musically representative of our party. We wanted to evoke the peaks, troughs and drama of a night at Disco Bloodbath where we get to play the play records we love irrespective of genre. It was also important to us that we recorded it live using predominantly vinyl. Hopefully after you listen to it you'll feel a bit cosmic - and forgive the occasional wonky transition." - DB

MP3 Disco Bloodbath - RA 139 via RA

Sunday, January 25, 2009

ART

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Art is an English psych-rock band that did their thing in the late 60´s. Led by front man Greg Ridley they changed the bands name from The VIPs in ´67 and released one album in their short lived career under the
Art name. Another name change came when a keyboardist by the name of Gary Wright joined the bands line up. They were now called Spookey Tooth, but Greg Ridley went on to join Humble Pie and Spookey Tooth split in 1974, but have since hooked back up and are touring again.

The tracks here are from the 1967 album Supernatual Fairy Tales.

MP3 Art - Talkin´ To Myself (Alt. Link)

MP3 Art - Alive Not Dead (Alt. Link)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

DISCO AESTHETIC

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Italians really do do it better. Case in point suprelabel Italian´s Do It Better´s latest signing Bottin. He´s an actual Italian person:

"Bottin is from Venice Italy and has been flying under
the radar for a while. Our aim is to bring him into the
limelight where he belongs. He is not only a stellar producer,
but an excellent dj with an even more excellent record collection." - IDIB


And to celebrate his first 12" release on IDIB he has made a well constructed mix of old and new disco.

MP3 Bottin - Disco Aesthetic Mix zshare (Alt. Link)

TRACKLIST

01. bottin: no static (italians do it better 2009)
02. who's who: hypnodance (out 1980)
03. bottin & kotey: hot ring (deep freeze 2009)
04. amnésie: turas (proto 1983)
05. cheaps: moliendo café (memory records 1983)
06. cat pee: pole (1982, bottin's surgeon edit 2008)
07. egotrya: volcano (synthonic, 2008)
08. bottin: fondamente nove (eskimo, 2008)
09. angels program: morning in tokyo (polydor, 1985)
10. miss plug inn: chanson d'amour (bottin mix)
11. hypnotic samba: stop-watch (zyx, 1984)
12. bottin: undercover monkey (demo)
13. bottin & ropie: theme from st mark (beatport exclusive 2008)
14. zig zag: stop stop stop (pacha, 1977)

Monday, January 19, 2009

FLAGRANT FOWL EP

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Cousin Cole just sent over a couple of remixes from his and partner in crime Pocketknife´s latest EP.

"Pocketknife & I decided to send out low bitrate mp3s of the songs on our new EP (record of the week at Picadilly Records by the way). The version of "Love Lockdown" here is a little different from the EP version, mainly just shorter for home listening."

Now I can´t really stand "Love Lockdown" myself, but it´s tolerable when it´s gone through Mr. Cole´s capable remix machine.

MP3 Kanye West - Love Lockdown (Cousin Cole Radio Edit) (Alt. Link)

MP3 Lykke Li - Breaking It Up (Pocketknife Loosefoot Remix) (Alt. Link)

"Now is as good a time as any to mention we are planning a short trip to Europe in early April. Hope to meet some of y'all out there. Peace" - CC

Sunday, January 18, 2009

NO WAVE

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Another mix from the always fabulous Optimo (Espacio). This time a collection of tracks from the mystic "No Wave" genre.

"So, what is No Wave? Now there's a question! Ask any fan of No Wave what it is and I bet they'll give you a different answer. They'll also tell you who is and who isn't No Wave and no two lists of bands will be the same. Personally, I don't think there is a right or wrong answer or a definitive list of bands. My definition of it probably encompasses a broader spectrum of bands than most other people's. I'd argue that early Swans and Einsturzende Neubauten could be called No Wave but if you try and tell me ESG are No Wave I'd have to throw you in the Clyde. It's all very confusing!

The name came about as reaction to the term New Wave. At the tail end of the 70's the record industry was trying to rebrand punk and labeled the poppier bands that came in the aftermath of Punk as New Wave. The No Wave bands wanted to reject this poppier side but they also felt no affinity to Punk. At the time, Lydia Lunch (the queen of No Wave?) bemoaned how Punk was just sped up Chuck Berry riffs and it is true that if you listen to most (but not all!) punk today, it is just badly played, sped up three chord rock n' roll. The Garage bands of the 60's had nailed the Punk sound way earlier and frankly mainly sound better to this day. Go listen to 'Never Mind The Bollocks'. Most of it sounds leaden and apart from Rotten's vocals doesn't really sound threatening or revolutionary in the slightest. Listen to No Wave today and it is still a shock to the system and often sounds like a music with no precedent. This last thing is another of the keys to what No Wave is. Many of the artists were determined that their music should not be influenced by anything that came before and should sound totally new. If influences did creep in they were more likely to be from free jazz than any rock based form of music. The 'No' in No Wave could thus be taken to imply the music didn't belong to any particular style or genre.

The ability to play was completely unimportant too. But where Punk liberated thousands of non musicians who found they could make music by only learning a few chords, many of the No Wave artists didn't even bother learning one chord. Coaxing atonal and abrasive sounds from their instruments and conjuring up basic repetitive rhythms was a much more effective way for them to express themselves. Melody? Forget it! Although when one hears No Wave, it is instantly obvious that that is what is being listened to, none of the bands really have that much in common stylistically.

In 1978, Brian Eno was living in New York and was blown away by the performances he was seeing by these artists. He wanted to capture this and document it so he took four of the bands - Mars, The Contortions, DNA and Teenage Jesus and The Jerks into the studio and produced (in the loosest possible sense) four tracks apiece by each of them. This came out as the legendary 'No New York' album. The one problem with this album is all the bands that got left off, which has resulted in many people thinking these four bands are thee definition of No Wave when there were numerous other acts ploughing similar (different) territory. The Theoretical Girls must have been particularly gutted as they were initially meant to be on it and were then dropped at the last minute.

No Wave critics often argue that it was all a load of art wank and while many of the artists involved did come from an art / performance background, most didn't. But, as well as music, there were also No Wave film makers, the most famous of them being Nick Zedd, John Lurie and Richard Kern. In May of 2005 we were showing a Richard Kern film on the tv screens at Optimo. The film upset someone who was attending the club so much that they complained to the police. This resulted in the slightly surreal scenario of Jonnie and Mike, one of the Sub Club's owners, having to sit in a room in Maryhill police station while a WPC and a police Sergeant watched the film to decide if it was pornographic or not. They decided it wasn't but suggested we refrain from showing it again.

No Wave was a huge inspiration when the ideas about what Optimo would be were being formed and the early soundtrack to the club featured a lot of this music. I guess this has diminished over the years, mainly because, well, it's not always the most danceable of musics, but you are still likely to hear many No Wave gems in the first hour of the club. Indeed, every song on this mix had been played at the club.

For me this music was truly revolutionary and I get as much as a buzz out of listening to it today as I did when I first encountered it 20 odd years ago. I still regularly check eBay to see if any No Wave gems I have missed crop up (I'll snag that 'Not Bite' 7" by Red Transistor one day!) and can't imagine a day when I'll stop listening to it. There was a bit of a resurgence of interest in No Wave a few years ago and then last year I was talking with some hipster about my love of No Wave and he replied 'You still listen to that? It's so 2001'. That reply is a masterclass in why hipsters are idiots.

I hope some of you enjoy this 'mix'. It is not an easy ride and definitely not for all. No Wave is a sound you'll either love or hate. I can't imagine anyone thinking it's ok. 'Ok' is never enough. Music that solicits extreme reactions is mainly lacking in our present day culture. Perhaps that's reason no. 347 why I love No Wave?" - JD Twitch

MP3 Optimo (Espacio) - Nowavemix (Alt. Link)

TRACKLIST

Mars - 3E
DNA - You and You
Teenage Jesus and The Jerks - Freud In Flop
The Contortions - Contort Yourself
The Fire Engines - Get Up And Use Me
Blurt - Puppeteer
Tools You Can Trust - Show Your Teeth
Sonic Youth - Shaking Hell
8 Eyed Spy - Lazy In Love
Pulsallama - On The Rag
Arto / Neto - Pini, Pini
Y Pants - That's The Way Boys Are
ImpLOG - Breakfast
Jill Kroesen - Fay Shism Blues

WHAT HAVE I DONE?

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Sweden keeps popping out pop acts like none other. Among these is Anna Ternheim who has a voice and sound much Sweden´s previous sweetheart Lykke Li. The reason for this might lie in the producer being the same as Ms. Li, namely Björn Yttling. So nothing new under the sun, but very good none the less.

MP3 Anna Ternheim - What Have I Done (Alt. Link)

Buy her stuff from itunes.