Listening to the radio in London Get Lucky is on BBC’s 1,2 & 6, Absolute, Magic, Heart, Capital, Kiss, Xfm and possibly more. Has to be the biggest crossover hit ever. Of course I’m sick to the teeth of it, but this is a nice remix of a cover.
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Been digging these guys lately, and have thieved most of these to play when I DJ. Here are two tracks, but they’ve messed about with loads more, up on their Soundcloud, some gems, some clangers, all worth a listen!
This evening I’ll be tucked into the corner of Catch bar in Shoreditch London playing sexy songs, y’know, R’n’B, smooth hip-hop, bitta funk, some old soul sounds. Music to make the youngsters wanna go home with each other.
Must mention the Death by Burrito guys too, they sent me out some food while I was playing on Friday and it was delish, cannot recommend their culinary skills enough.
Also on Friday I was served up a bucket of interesting local and international beers, they were all tasty, so I drank them all, which lead to playing Enya and M/A/R/R/S back to back (see yesterdays post).
Good food, good beer, good music. Treat yourself, it’s Tuesday.
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Fellow Irish east Londoner Dave Morrissey does an online radio show called Above & Beyond, posting with ridiculous frequency and always of stellar quality. The man knows good sounds. He speaks with passion and love for music, which is surprisingly rare these days.
Here’s his latest.
His west coast pronunciation of Wu Tang Clan warms my Irish heart on this cold English evening.
So the great Mac are touring this year, no European dates announced yet but once they are I’ll be setting up a pitch next to wherever they will eventually go on sale. In the meantime, here are some lovely remixes/edits of Mac related songs, just to change it up a bit.
I was DJing in Catch bar in Shoreditch on Friday, it was very good fun. Would like to give props to everyone for going crazy to Enya. Genuinely could have bombed to a less fun crowd but the folks who were in the house were great sports for going with my drunken whims. Boost!
Gonna check this out in a few weeks. I’ve loved this guys remixes and re-edits for a long time. It’s on in one of my favourite London weekend asylums, the newly relaunched XOYO. Aeroplane supporting too which is just swell.
Great paragraph on EDM, my musical gripe of the year:
"Even naysayers would have to admit that new rave was MDMAzing when compared to what we have now: EDM or Electronic Dance Music. Despite its utilitarian, almost sexy nomenclature, EDM is utter fucking neo-trance bilge for those who can’t tell the difference between a nightclub and the Stanford Prison Experiment. So we’re talking David Guetta, Afrojack and that cunt with the big metal rat helmet. Seriously, America, what the actual fuck? Your boys (mainly gay and/or black but still your boys) invented techno and house in the fucking 80s and you decide to wait 25 years until some spray-tanned berk from France who looks like Owen Wilson in Zoolander does this to it before you’ll dance to it? It’s a fucking disgrace."
I’ve been busy. London has chewed me up and spat me back out. If you read the blog from time to time and live in London why not come see the craic in action? I’m playing Tuesday at Catch in Shoreditch, Friday at Tipsy Bar in Dalston and Saturday in Powers in Kilburn.
These are the jams of the minute.
(so this kind of thing interspersed pop records and an inevitable foray into soul territory)
Almost just to get the mention in for the record! I’ve listened to a lot of Kendrick Lamar lately. Hip-hop is getting good again. Against that backdrop I recently slated to new Nas record for State.ie. Not because hip-hop has gotten good lately, but it really showed up how tired and old hip-hop had been sounding, Nas’ latest just exemplified it and against the backdrop of the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Reggie Snow, Angel Haze, Azealia Banks, Schoolboy Q, Capital Steez …all that kinda thing.
There was a whole in this evening’s blogging and then I remembered …
new Villagers track! Heard it on the radio in work yesterday and it impressed me massively. I’ve loved Conor O Brien’s compositions since he released their debut E.P. In face I’ve got a copy of it in a handwritten sleeve I got at their second ever gig. I never get to follow bands right from the start so to hear the band continue to flourish creatively warms my heart.
Single out now on iTunes, physical release Oct. 22nd.
If you’ve caught any of the Paralympic Games coverage on C4 in the UK you’ll have heard this used as the theme song.
My post-1998 P.E knowledge wouldn’t be great and I’d never heard this but it’s a great track, not to mention an appropriately uplifting song for the Games.
Given that they’re only using the brass sample it seems unfair that poor Shirley Bassey isn’t riding this wagon (P.E version is currently at no. 5 in the iTunes UK chart), although in saying that, sample aside it’s not one of Shirley’s stronger numbers. Worth a listen either way, and you can’t go wrong with a bit of Shirley Bassey.
and in further related craic I’ve just heard another Paralympics promo featuring He Got Game. And my housemate had the gall to try and catch me out on the sample …it’s Buffalo Springfield fool.