...if you hadn't already seen this
Beautiful video. Good stuff JT.
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Video: Rob Kelly
Rob Kelly is an Irish rapper. This video was released through Noisey today. Props to Rubberbandits for the heads up.
Suds # 1
Launching a night this Friday in the George Tavern in Whitechapel, London. The premise is simple, pop music (and disco and house and whatever takes our fancy), £2 dancing tax, open til 3am. It’s in a beautiful pub and I’ll be joined by Dave who does the awesome Below & Beyond radio show and excellent south London producer Octochamp. Here are two tunes I’ll be...
The Reflex re-edits
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!
Food, Booze & Sex music
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...
Jesse Boykins III
Don’t think I’ve ever posted any of this guy’s stuff but I’ve been listening to loads of it over the past few months. Lovely album, and this remix is so smooth and sexy.
Music: Science: Delinquents Have the Best Taste in... →
Greetings, people of 1985! Science has some teeeeeeeerrifying, spoooooooooooky news for you today! A new study published in the journal of Tipper Gore (DON’T TOUCH OR U WILL BE CURSED) Pediatrics reveals that your precious young ones are in grave danger of poisoning their brains with the devil’s…
BJ Smith, Hip-Hop covers
Two covers of hip-hop classics that Gilles Peterson has been playing on his 6 Music show in recent weeks (Rob Da Bank’s been playing him too). Very nice. Course if you’re unfamiliar with the originals get on these now, essential classics. And a new one for me is the Philippians remix of Runnin’ which doesn’t differ a huge amount from the original, just dicks...
This is my absolute favourite song I’ve heard this year. Linnea Olsson is her name.
Dublin you’re my favourite city in the uk– Chris Brown….. FUCK YOU CHRIS BROWN. (via the-left-is-right)
Below & Beyond with Dave Morrissey
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!
Sick day today ...but this t-shirt came in the...
Dimitri from Paris & Aeroplane in XOYO
/// 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. ///
A fine album for a Sunday evening.
only real: debut show, birthdays dalston
Only Real gig update, it’s in Birthday’s in Dalston tonight. Here’s the event page. See you there!
A Year In Genres: Vice
Great article on a decade in genres from John Doran of the Quietus in Vice. 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...
Katy B and Jessie Ware
Goodness me, this is super news. Jessie Ware AND Katy B. London girls making interesting electronics, now together, splendid.
Only Real, new video and SECRET GIG ON FRIDAY
Ooh. It’s been a while. New video from these guys/this guy. Says on his facebook that there’s to be a gig on Friday. I love surprises (but tell us soon please) Watch this space ________________
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...
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...
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...
Phil Lynott's mam takes on Romney & Ryan
Philomena Lynott, mother of Thin Lizzy singer Phil Lynott has spoken out against the use of Boys Are Back In Town by the Mitt Romney campaign. As the keeper of the legacy which Phil left following his death, not to mention as his mother, she’s entitled to an opinion on the matter. According to the Guardian article: “She said that the late Thin Lizzy front man would have rejected...
C4 Paralympics theme
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...
new: Angel Haze
First heard this today in work listening to a replay of Gilles Peterson’s Saturday 6 Music show. Sampling New York Is Killing Me from Gil Scott Heron’s I’m New Here, she flows over the top with ease and style, a further excitement in the direction hip-hop is going. Or listen to the song from the show, comes up 55 minutes in but if you listen to the whole lot you’ll find...
/// Great banner celebrating Smiths fan Joey Barton’s joining of Marsailles. ///
Shut Up And Play The Hits
Still a few tickets left for tomorrow (and tomorrow only)’s showing of Shut Up And Play The Hits at our local Picturehouse in Stratford. I’m looking forward to it. I stayed up for as much of the show as I could when it was streamed live on Pitchfork the night of the final gig. In itself, the structured and calculated demise of one of the great bands of our time is a bloody...
Norman Jay: Good Times
Haven’t blogged lately. Was on holidays, then back for Notting Hill Carnival in London …and that arrival back had me in party mode since. Understandable, if you’ve been to Carnival. An eye opening gathering of people, lovely day out. This man has been rocking Carnival for a long time, a wonderful history of music in London.
Well researched hip-hop hypotheses. The first, the legal debunking in one section of Jay-Z’s 99 Problems. The other, an alternative theory on what date Ice Cube’s Good Day was. Here are the tunes, with the links to the stories. /// Legality of Jay-Z’s 99 Problems SLU Law Journal via. Gawker /// One from a few months back, about Good Day by Ice Cube. Initially the day Ice...
Green Day vs. Bob Marley
Very odd, but works a treat.
/// This starts off like Nirvana doing Jesus Don’t Want Me For A Sunbeam. Which is odd as we just had Unplugged on in the house earlier. Lovely tune, very nice indeed. More over at Soundcloud. /// <a href=”http://tashakimiyaki.bandcamp.com/album/best-friend” data-mce-href=”http://tashakimiyaki.bandcamp.com/album/best-friend”>”Best...
/// Weighing in with my own tuppence worth, it’s fucking amazing. /// TWO DIFFERENT WAYS by Factory Floor
new: Le Galaxie
As I said, playing catchup all over the place here. Le Galaxie released this video in June, from their wonderful debut Lazerdisc Nights II. Hear it in full on Soundcloud. Download the track free below. 03 - Midnight Midnight by Le Galaxie