Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Interview with Herve (of The Count & Sinden/Machines Don't Care)!

You may know the man called Joshua Harvey by many different names... such as... HERVÉ, VOODOO CHILLI, ACTION MAN, COUNT OF MONTE CRISTAL, SPEAKER JUNK, DEAD SOUL BROTHERS, OR THE YOUNG LOVERS...

Along with, well mainly a bunch of other people he's worked with, he's made an almost creatively flatlined electronic music scene exciting again. Whether it was The Count & Sinden's "Beeper" with Kid Sister, or the Machines Don't Care project (which is like dance music's version of the Superfriends with Hervé, Sinden, Trevor Loveys, Affie Yusef, Toddla T, Fake Blood, Detboi & Drop The Lime), or his own brain melting originals or remixes, Hervé's contribution to music in the last few years has been immeasurable. Which is why I'm elated to bring you this interview... for those of you who are just looking for the tracks a) they're at the bottom, b) they're preapproved mini mixes from a while ago and c) you should be ashamed of yourself...

Hervé Interview

ISoA: What specific album or single made you want to get into music?

Herve: i dont know i just knew from a really early age i wanted to make music i took drum lessons at about 8 years old and i used to make compilation tapes for family trips, it must be in my blood or something!

ISoA: You've declared that you're sick of the term 'fidget house', a term that seemed to arrise the same way as when Klaxons jokingly started using the term 'new rave'... do you think that genre descriptions are helpful or a hindrance to artists and the public?

Herve: im not sick of it, none of us, myself trevor loveys and switch were EVER happy with it, it was a private joke between trev and switch (its weird saying that cos trev started switch with dave taylor , so at that time he was switch aswell!!). people send us all these crap fidgit records that are basically copies of records that we all did 3-4 years ago. what we did was try something new, thats our philosophy, try your best to keep it fresh, not completely copying people 100%.
basically there is a few people out there making a living off of photocopying what we did/do, they do not have the same philosophy we do and it shows.

ISoA: Speaking of genres, what musical movement (or trend) in the recent past could you have dealt without? Or what trend perhaps run it's course and should call it a day?

Herve: im not a fan of "breaks" i think its bizarre that something so sterile and funkless could come from "breakbeats", essentially very funky drum loops. its fucking massive tho.
i do get breaks guys sending me stuff, i dont know why they think id like it, i like breakbeats not "breaks".
also deephouse was one of the most pretentious forms of dance music ever. all these idiots thinking they where smarter than you cos they put a fucking rhodes over a painfully boring 4/4 drum loop, hilarious.
masters at work at their best where great and funky and there was in my opinion a few great tracks, but most deep house was a waste of wax for me...eerruugghh the pretentiousness of it all makes me cringe

ISoA: You work under multiple monikers and are extremely prolific. How much time do you spend during an average day working on tracks?

Herve: i really dont know, i work quite fast and work alot out in my head just sitting around before i go into the studio.
ive mentioned it before but when i hear a track to remix i basically remix it in my head, pin point all the bits i want
and then jus do it
ive never had the problem of finishing a track...my main problem is finishing too many!!. the many names are cos i like all kindsa music.

ISoA: Also making note of you being prolific, you've worked with loads of great artists who seem to be good friends of yours. What's your secret to making a partership run smoothly?

Herve: well im a nice guy!!
i dont know dance music is full of utter cunts but it also full of some amazing brilliant lovely people, and i work with the lovely people and dont work with the cunts.

ISoA: Has there ever been a remix you've turned down because of the artist or song?

Herve: yes, some tracks are so rubbish that you would just be making them a new track, so i dont bother.
but sometimes a rubbish track will have great bits to play with so you do it cos it will still be fun and a challenge

ISoA: Usually when you approach a track how do you start?

Herve: see above.

ISoA: What sort of hardware and software do you use to create your tracks?

Herve: it doesnt matter, its your knowledge, imagination and your ears that make tunes. i would definately recomend getting pro DAW as soon as you can cubase or logic. there are people who dont use them who are big but they are few and far between (and debatable whether they are any good!!!!)

ISoA: Obviously with the availibility in software a lot more people are producing nowadays. What are you suggestions for getting noticed in this new industry?

Herve: dont release tunes too early if you stick at it you will get better, theres enough shit out there all ready and eventually you will make good stuff.

ISoA: Speaking of a new music industry, what are you feelings on file sharing?

Herve: should i work for free? fuck that.
alot of bloggers seem to be glory seekers, you give them upfront stuff but they want top quality full files, so they can say look at me i got the 320 mp3 !!!!
do you call that supporting the scene and music you love?? giving away other peoples hard work for free?
i think bloggers could really help the scene if they understood how much damage they can do sometimes by giving hi quality tracks away, it can kill a release, it could be such a positive force (obviously there are loads of responsible bloggers that understand the situation and support the music they love in a way that doesnt fuck up small labels and artists and everyone connected, respect to you guys!)

ISoA: What's been your favourite club (or event) to play at?

Herve: theres been loads, too many, im just looking forward to getting over my fear of flying so i can move to the US!!!!!

And there you have it folks! Enjoy these mixes... and be on the lookout for The Count & Sinden album dropping world wide in May!
Voodoo Chilli- "Titans EP Promo"

Machines Don't Care- "Beat Bang (Trevor Loveys Remix)"

Machines Don't Care Mini Mix

Friday, January 23, 2009

THE BPA & IGGY POP- "He's Frank" OFFICIAL Video and remixes!

This is the 2nd post about The BPA's "He's Frank" track... but now I've got the full video and a grip of wicked remixes for you! I've got these in .wav right now and you better bet they're gonna be my indie dance crossover slam dunk when I'm DJing! Iggy Pop's voice is not one you forget, or ignore...

Speaking of... I watched Trainspotting the other day and of course there's all that talk about Iggy Pop (and "Lust For Life" of course)... and it triggered memories of seeing him with Pearl Jam a few years back. I kid you not, a 20 year old would have been hard pressed to have the energy he did... the show was an explosive electric slice of perfection that I was honoured to have seen. The man is a fucking legend through and through, so to hear him on a track like this with one of dance music's kings is a very welcomed treat... and now you get to hear it in about 10 different ways lol!

Oh yes and see it as well... you'll remember the last video was just a remixed version, not the official, with Iggy on the screen...
The BPA featuring Iggy Pop "He's Frank"

Of course Norman "Fatboy Slim" Cook is in the video as usual so look for his cameo!

Here's the downloads...
The BPA- "He's Frank (Layo & Bushwacker Remix)"

The BPA- "He's Frank (Superfrank Remix Instrumental)"

The BPA- "He's Frank (Skylark Saved Me Remix)"

The BPA- "He's Frank (Skylark Saved Me Dub)"

The BPA- "He's Frank (The Twelves Remix)"

The BPA- "He's Frank (Live In Tokyo 1978 Mix)"

The BPA- "He's Frank (Superfrank Remix)"

The BPA- "He's Frank (Don Diablo Remix)"

The BPA- "He's Frank (The Twelves Remix)"

Also got this news with the songs... Ron Ashton was part of one of the most important bands in all of music history so his passing is a significant loss...
On a related but more somber note, R.I.P. Ron Ashton of The Stooges. Ron suffered a heart attack and passed away at the age of 60; he will be missed.

Ok! Hope you enjoy these free tracks as much as I do! Thanks to Zoe and Southern Fried, as well as James for the DJ friendly tracks :) See you soon...

On a personal note...
To both the haters and my friends it's worth mentioning that my grandma who many of you know (as you were probably passed out sleeping in her basement before, having thrown down crazy style Djing the night before or something you'd never expect in a 'grandparent's' house lol) is in the hospital and is struggling with heart failure. Regardless of what side of the fence you're on if you want to reach her she's at Bronson...

"Dem Na Like Me" by The Qemists feat Wiley!

I got this a while ago and FORGOT that I could post it for you! Sorry about that! But at least I got it up before the release date right? The Qemists have found a perfect collaborator in Wiley...

Every remix on this is sweet... the King Cannibal remix is a good representation of the type of sound that experimentation in dubstep can provide... the A1 Bassline Remix is pure party starting bassline glory... and really there is nothing on here that is less than super dope.

I was so taken back by how sweet all these tracks were (was when I was at my boy Sam's house listening to it on crazy sweet speakers) that I thought "There is no way these were tracks to post because it's all so good that they're gonna want moneyyyyyyy!"... well I just checked my email again and luckily for you I was wrong lol... I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

"Dem Na Like Me" out 26/01/09, Album "Join The Q" out 02/02/09 - both on Ninja Tune


The Qemists feat. Wiley - "Dem Na Like Me (Subscape Remix)"
The Qemists feat. Wiley - "Dem Na Like Me (King Cannibal Remix)"


The Qemists feat. Wiley - "Dem Na Like Me (A1 Bassline Remix)"
The Qemists feat. Wiley - "Dem Na Like Me (Elektrons Remix)"

Check out their Myspace! And please go out and buy the original track if you liked this to thank Ninja Tune/Big Dada for giving these tracks away free! Be back in a few!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Shadow Dancer (from Boys Noize Records) presents "Poke"

You know we love Boys Noize and for that matter Boys Noize Records... the level of quality is so high they're the type of records you buy without even hearing (which is almost unheard of for such a young label).

Shadow Dancer put out the skull shaking self titled EP, about a year and a half ago, and made serious waves... and now we're looking at a full length LP! The boys are from the UK which makes things even better, but truthfully I would have posted this song anyway because I like it so much...

Here's a new track called "Poke" off the upcoming Golden Traxe for youuuuuu!

Shadow Dancer- "Poke"

What I love about this song is that while it's got a beat that seems to get in your bones and work it's way out to your body until you realize you're dancing without knowing it... it paces itself and drops little blips of freshness, switching it up, and making it so there's never a dull moment without going way over the top...

I have to say it's really refreshing to see artists like Shadow Dancer, or say Zomby or Osborne or Commix, who make enjoyable full length albums... something that became a rarity for a while in dance music. This will no doubt be a pleaser and an early contender for "best of 2009"...

Here's some press about the full length...
Shadow Dancer are creators of convulsive, beat-propelled electro-synth psychosis that has long-since left a combustible trail of sweat, sex and dancefloor euphoria snaking through clubs across the globe.

Approached by Boysnoize Records to release what became the Shadow Dancer EP in July 2007, they found their audience rapidly expanding thanks to the symphonic beats of club hits like 'Soap' and 'Cowbois' regularly appearing in the sets of such luminaries as Soulwax, Erol Alkan, 2 Many DJs, DJ Feadz, Adam Freeland and Busy P – Shadow Dancer had emerged as a name to drop and a force to be reckoned with. They have subsequently remixed everyone from The Whip to Chromeo, and their tracks have featured on compilations including Bugged Out's Suck My Deck, Digitalism's Kitsune Tabloid, and Adam Freeland's Two Hours To Jupiter.

Golden Traxe collects thirteen brain-scrambling, pupil-widening assaults on the senses onto one enviably constructed LP. 'Drive Time' re-imagines the possibilities of electronic music. Tracks like 'Soap' and 'Poke' come alive with hypnotic beats destined to alter the chemistry of anyone within earshot, while 'Infinite Lies' and 'The Bad Thing' evoke orgiastic speaker-stack cacophonies that will tame even the most jaded of club-land hedonists. Golden Traxe bristles with an uninhibited love of life on the dancefloor, a wildly varied exercise in transcendent techno titillation and soul-bruisingly acute house throbs.

Here's a little video for you of an unreleased

By the way... I was accused the other day of being too self involved when writing so... I'll just let you know I'm never trying to be a ass... I'm trying to underline the fact there's only one step between you and the artists you're reading about (often by mentioning my involvement with them). I'm nobody special, and I talk to these people, therefore these people you enjoy listening to aren't too far away from you either! Stanton Warriors want to hear your demo. FreQ Nasty wants you to get involved with Giveback. Everybody wants to see you at their shows. So what it comes down to is I'm NOT a journo... I'm a blogger. I have no objectivity because I'm not being "paid" to do that. I'm doing this because I have fun with it and I only post music I love. I'm just a guy, who is married to a mega hot chick (who is a teacher not a promoter or a DJ), who lives in a modest apartment who often lives check to check (like loads of other people), and really loves music... in short nobody special, and certainly not someone who believes that I'm hot shit. And sometimes I get geeked because I meet someone, hang out with someone, or become friends with someone, or see an awesome show, and get very fanboy-ish... and wouldn't you? Or are you a cool, reserved, journalist type, who likes to downplay how cool shit is, and not involve themselves in the process? Whatever the case may be, sorry if I offend...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hey Morrissey, My President is Black!

Dear Morrisey,

Hello. I greet you on behalf of America. Remember us?

The reason I'm asking is... well, it's been a while but... do you remember saying something to the effect of "America... where the president is never a black, female, or gay; And until that day you've got nothing to say to me, to help me believe"? I'm pretty sure this is the reason you left us to begin with, and we'd frankly like you back...

Well, if that business was the biggest issue you had with us, I've got good news! Our president is black now! If you don't believe me ask Young Jeezy! Or in fact just go to a quiet place and lean toward America today as you'll actually be able to hear "My President Is Black" playing an ocean away (since at least a few million people will have it on repeat all day)... actually how bout you just watch it here as that's less labour intensive...

I mean, unless I'm wrong, the rest of your proclamation when you left amounted to "I love you (I love you, I love you) but I'm not talking to you again til you pull you head out of you ass... that is no doubt full of hamburger that I asked you to shove there"... Well, we're definitely making steps towards repairing our relationship with you even if that only means being friends. I mean the love with you in L.A. was great and I hope we can get back to that... but if you wanna take a step at a time we understand. We aren't the world, no, but we want to be the world to you :)

So I ask you to reconsider Morrissey, and take America back into your heart... you know but not for more than four years... because we could very well become a hate filled burgermonster that is dead set on making everything suck again. You know but let's at least try things on for size, no? Ok, we look forward to hearing from you!

Patch from "Arcadia" (speaking on behalf of America)

P.s. We lost some weight too! But we'd still rather keep the lights off until we can get a tan if you don't mind... I mean providing you come back and all. Ok, later!

P.p.s. If you forgot what you said and can't figure out why I wrote this letter here's a reminder...

Monday, January 19, 2009

KOTCHY & SHUNDA K (of Yo Majesty) present free EP!

Man, I was surprised how into Kotchy you people are... not because he isn't good... no no no... but because he's from NY and this is a Britblog! But, alas, every time he's been posted you guys lap it up.

Well you can thank our cross Atlantic connects at Fabric for hooking us up with this wicked freebie (and therefore making it qualify for posting) with not just Kotchy but also Shunda K from Yo Majesty!


1. Kotchy & Shunda K - First Encounter
2. Kotchy & Shunda K - You Are
3. Kotchy & Shunda K - We Feelin' Each Other
4. Kotchy - Holla
Download "LE PASSION, YO!" EP

Of if you want to try them on for size first...
1. Kotchy & Shunda K - First Encounter
2. Kotchy & Shunda K - You Are
3. Kotchy & Shunda K - We Feelin' Each Other
4. Kotchy - Holla

Both one's to watch for 09; Brooklyn beat master Kotchy and Yo Majesty's Shunda K have been getting it on in the studio. What else is going between them or not we have no idea, but by the sounds of their new EP our favorite Lady Loving(?) Rapper Miss K and the highly sought superstar producer Mr K are definitely getting some good lovin. Tracks like this don't come about without what they so aptly call "Le Passion" that much is plain.

The record oozes style. Steamy, sultry and emotive. Tales of modern love pull at your heart strings like big budget Hollywood. Le Passion, Yo! EP (2009) is as energetic and danceable as it is smooth and seductive. Shunda K's lyrical flow is as tongue twisting as ever, but free from Yo Majesty's "Kryptonite Pussy" she's tender and heartfelt. Kotchy's trademark drums and beats and diverse production make these tracks something special. The combination of Shunda's hazy lazy, come to bed lyrics and Kotchy's hushed breathy vocals is in places spine tingling in others tear jerking. Its beautifully sleazy, hyper modern, ultra slick, heart on the sleeve time. The two have already been performing these and other tracks at a few shows in NY but we figure these lost lovers will have to do the long distance thing for a while. Kotchy's off to the UK and Europe with his debut album and live show , while Shunda's gonna be more than hectic with the Yo Majesty world tour. They're definitely gonna be ready for some more TLC when they get back together and we can't wait for the next batch. Maybe its their reminder that we all need the tender touch once in a while.

This one really is for all you forward thinking future music people... I hope you enjoy it as much as I have :) Be back soon!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

GTA's Chima Anya presents new track from his upcoming mixtape!

Chima Anya is the fucking shit! Why?

Don't ask stupid questions! Did you not hear that last solo track we posted? The one Hudson Mohawke did? BECAUSE THAT TRACK WAS LIKE A BLAZING FIRESTORM... blew away everything in it's path...

So prepared to have the artists on your iTunes get envious when you add this joint...

This time of year most of us have a heightened sense of awareness with regards to time and deadlines we set ourselves to achieve what we want in life. This offering from london based oxford derived lyricist Chima Anya produced by DIZZ1 serves as a chilling reminder to all of us to get on that grind. A striking blend of grime's reckless frenzied mental state and Detroit's Dilla esque monstrous swagger, this track is one of many gems on Chima's upcoming mixtape.

Chima Anya- "Clocks"

See! I told you that was hot as hell! Be back soon with more goodies...

Friday, January 16, 2009

Next Friday @ Fabric: KILL EM ALL!

I know you all are looking for something to do next Friday? Maybe go to Fabric? Just a suggestion :) No but seriously the line up is killer... Check out the video below to get an idea of what you could missing if you're not willing to free up your Friday!

Next Friday the 23rd of Jan Kill Em All is back to FABRICLIVE with a takeover of all 3 rooms!

Joakim & The Disco (LIVE), Padded Cell (LIVE), Filthy Dukes, Brodinski, Stopmakingme!

Yuksek (LIVE), We Have Band (LIVE), Tommy Sparks (LIVE), Riton, Matt Walsh (Turbo), Lou & Nova

Golden Bug, Rory Phillips (Durrr), Acid Ted, Toshiki Ohta

Got a nice Tommy Sparks to Get you all hyped up here as well for his live show :)


Be back soon with more... I worked like 55+ hours this week so I'm a little tuckered out lol... Commix interview up soon...

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Heads We Dance Cover Kraftwerk's "Computer Love" for Rewind 2 Compilation!

It's always a pleasure to bring you something from one of the Arcadian Family so I was pleased to see this morning that Heads We Dance (one of the first bands ISoA really "got behind" as far as enthusiastically supporting) had send their cover of Kraftwerks "Computer Love" over along with artwork for you guys! I had seen it on the Buffet Libre Djs new Rewind 2 mix but I wasn't gonna grab a track off it without permission, so needless to say I'm stoked I can officially post it. If you guys haven't yet heard it (or the entire Rewind 2 tape), you need to get on it NOW lol...

Heads We Dance- "Computer Love (Kraftwerk Cover)"

Here's some press...
HEADS WE DANCE follow 'The Human Touch' single (9/10 iDJ, Popjustice Song of the Day) with their contribution to the Rewind2 Covers Project - a cover of Kraftwerk's classic song of finding love through technology: 'Computer Love'.

Organised by the Buffet Libre DJs, the Rewind2 Project features loads of exciting new artists covering their favourite tracks from the 70s, 80s and 90s. The last Rewind Project received more than a million downloads and this one should be no less successful as HEADS WE DANCE are joined by artists such as Au Revoir Simone, Bonde Do Role, Little Boots, Sidechains, Miami Horror, Justin Faust, We Have Band and Freezepop.
All the songs are available as FREE DOWNLOADS so go check 'em out at http://www.buffetlibredjs.net NOW!

Here's a little more info...

01 Au Revoir Simone - Here Is The News (ELO cover)
02 Amiina - Souvenir (OMD cover)
03 The Young Punx - The Clapping Song (Belle Stars cover)
04 Good Books - Only You (Yazoo cover)
05 Starfucker - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cindy Lauper cover)
06 Little Boots - Love Kills (Buffetlibre vs Sidechains remix)(Freddie Mercury cover)
07 Bonde Do Role - Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbab (Pigbag cover)
08 Parker Lewis - I Wouldn't Have Missed It For The World (Ronnie Milsap cover)
09 Division Day - Ghosts (Japan cover)
10 Canadians feat Cherielynn Westrich - Neverending Story (Giorgio Moroder cover)
11 Project Jenny Project Jan - Self Control (Laura Branigan cover)
12 Diamond Cut - Teardrops (Womack & Womack cover)
13 The Botticellis - Here I Go Again (Whitesnake cover)
14 Dolby Anol - Your Woman (White Town cover)
15 Charlie Ash - I Wanna Sex You Up (Colour Me Badd cover)
16 The Procession - Old Time Rock And Roll (Bob Seger cover)
17 Robbers On High Street - Shout To The Top! (Style Council cover)
18 Sportsday Megaphone - Ever Fallen In Love (Buzzcocks cover)
19 Man Like Me - Lets Talk About Sex (Salt-n-Pepa cover)
20 The Prodigy - Everybody In The Place (AC Slater remix)
21 We Have Band - West End Girls (Pet Shop Boys cover)
22 Headlights - Making Plans For Nigel (XTC cover)
23 New Kids On The Block - Step By Step (The Requesters remix)
24 Pin Me Down (Redux) - The Chain (Fleetwood Mac cover)
25 Setting Sun - You Got Lucky (Tom Petty cover)
26 Saar & Sky - Somebody's Watching Me (Rockwell cover)
27 Codebreaker - First True Love Affair (Jimmy Ross cover)
28 The Picture - Bring On The Dancing Horses (Echo & The Bunnymen cover)
29 Sohodolls - Open Your Eyes (Lords Of The New Church cover)
30 Electric Youth - Lying Still (Level 42 cover)
31 Johnny Hates Jazz - Shattered Dreams (The Amplid remix)
32 The Glass - 2CV (Lloyd Cole cover)
33 What She Wants - Jealousy (Pet Shop Boys cover)
34 The Old Believers - Naive Melody (Talking Heads cover)
35 Division Kent - Cry For Love (Iggy Pop cover)
36 Malente feat Knixx - Rock Me Amadeus (Falco cover)
37 CFCF - Forbidden Colours (Sylvian & Sakamoto cover)
38 Electric Valentine vs Ultraviolet Sound - 2 Of Hearts (Stacey Q cover)
39 Heads We Dance - Computer Love (Kraftwerk cover)
40 Freezepop - Only You (Yazoo cover)
41 Baby D - Let Me Be Your Fantasy (TMX remix)
42 Ultra Nate - Free (Sidechains remix)
43 Chin Chin - Some Like It Hot (Power Station cover)
44 Hexes & Ohs - Head Over Hells (Tears For Fears cover)
45 DVAS - Urgent (Foreigner cover)
46 Miami Horror & Dan Hartman - Starmaker (Relight My Fire remix)
47 Josh & Anand - Billie Jean (Michael Jackson cover)
48 Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal (LAZRtag remix)
49 The Mocks - Enola Gay (OMD cover)
50 Little Pictures - Buddy Holly (Weezer cover)
51 Beau Jennings - Streets Of Bakersfield (Dwight Yoakam cover)
52 Hidrogenesse - Quien Maneja Mi Barca (Remedios Amaya cover)
53 Matt Keating - Reel Around The Fountain (The Smiths cover)
54 Telonius - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Ian Dury cover)
55 Melnyk feat Sara Berg - Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush cover)
56 Love Motel - Dance On (Prince cover)
57 Aleks And The Drummer - Fade Away And Radiate (Blondie cover)
58 The Rock Steady Crew - Hey You (Justin Faust remix)
59 Dan Hartman - Instant Replay (The Phantom's Revenge remix)
60 The Ruby Suns - Arm Around You (Arthur Russell cover)
61 La Chansons - Sex And Candy (Marcy Playground cover)
62 Cruel Black Dove - Love My Way (The Psychedelic Furs cover)
63 The Human League - Sound Of The Crowd (Youth Attack remix)
64 Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (Baby Diamonds remix)
65 Kah - Dancing In The Dark (Bruce Springsteen cover)
66 Computer Club - Just One Fix (Ministry cover)
67 We Were The States - Rise (Public Image Ltd cover)
68 Mojib - Paranoid Android (Radiohead cover)
69 Schnitzer - Heart And Soul (Joy Division cover)
70 Nightwaves - In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins cover)
71 Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing (Giko remix)
72 Robin Gibb - Juliet (CatComplex remix)
73 Fight Bite - Live To Tell (Madonna cover)
74 The ELF - Dancing In The Dark (Bruce Springsteen cover)
75 The Model - Wicked Game (Chris Isaak cover)
76 Club84 - Sussudio (Phil Collins cover)
77 Absent F - Hills Of Katmandu (Tantra cover)
78 Gwen McRae - All This Love That I'm Giving (JoolsMF remix)
79 The Boat People - Livin' On A Prayer (Bon Jovi cover)
80 Deltawave - Lost In Music (Sister Sledge cover)
81 Kraftwerk - Heimcomputer (Facteur vs Dubmood remix)
82 Tears For Fears - Shout (Redial remix)
83 PhD - I Won't Let You Down (Toiletdisco remix)
84 Micky Finn - Some Justice (Super Mal remix)
85 David Swinburn - Unpretty (TLC cover)
86 Flou - I Love Rock And Roll (Joan Jett cover)
87 2 Unlimited - Get Ready For This (Gun n Rose remix)
88 Bling Crosby - Uh Oh Mr Sandman Goes To Belleville (Mashup)
89 Baron Von Luxxury - Y Control (Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover)

So go check that out! Make sure to visit the Heads We Dance website and Myspace. Be back in a jiffy! BTW I'm interviewing Commix tomorrow so if you have good suggestions for questions leave them in the comments!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The BPA bring you up to speed...

I know you're anxiously awaiting the debut album from The BPA... and I can't blame ya! Because I've got it and it rocks! Despite the recording industry being in shambles this is a record that will no doubt sell like hotcakes... which is cool because it deserves it :)

Here's some press to tide you over until the "He's Frank" video comes out or the album gets released...

Here is the footage that Norman Cook has been using on the big screen during his performances of this version of "He's Frank"... it's the 'club' version...

IN THE U.S. ONLY "I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat" is exclusively available now PRE-RELEASE on Amazon:

Someone won the 'Dig My 'Toe Jam' (video contest)/ for the "Toe Jam" video up and running over at Dailymotion

The Remix Contest has ended, which means the remixes have been handed over to Norman Cook to decide upon a winner! If you haven't been over there lately the site is www.thebrightonportauthority.com/contest/ so check out some of the tracks!

That's all I've got for right now... moving into my new apartment has been pretty difficult so, as I've said before, I'll get back into the swing of things once life levels out some. Peace!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Happy 2009! Outlaws bring you free music!

Ahhhh yes. A new year! Hope you all had safe and happy holidays!

Mine was depressing, but also great... my own family is falling apart at the seams. My father is jobless and $250k in the hole, my aunt is very depressed, my sister is off at UofM, and my dad is living with his mother... and on the other side my mum is taking care of my grandma and neither one of them is doing well health wise. And while I love and care about all those people it's very nice and refreshing to have the love, support, and stability of my in-laws who made my holiday amazing. I, from the bottom of my heart, thank my wife, her parents, her sister, and my future brother in law for the most peaceful Xmas since I was like 4 years old. No threats. No fist fights. No hard drugs being done out in the open (or drugs at all for that matter). No sloppy drunks telling everyone they wish someone hadn't been born... just nice clean relaxing joy :) But enough sapppppp...

This is the first year where Arcadia has started out the year in a good position! Usually there has been some dramatic set back or lack of posts but... kids, things are going good right now... and *knock on wood* hopefully they'll stay that way. I've got my lovely wife to see me through it any way you look at it sooooo...

...On to the music! I've gotten a couple promo emails recently but Outlaws sent me one today... and I remember really liking the last thing they sent so I'm all about this. This song is from Gin Wigmore who is apparently being championed by our dear Larry Tee's friend Perez (speaking of, Larry where art thou? You're back from Australia yeah?)...

Gin Wigmore sounds like Fiona/Winehouse/Kate Nash and is Australian (you know the prison jokes by now if you read this blog)... and the song is great. The Bristolian Outlaws touch is great. So good in fact that it reminds me of those amazing 90's jams that came out of that area. I was SO into Bristolian music back then (and now) I made my dad fuck up our itinerary on our trip to the UK and go to Bristol a day early (there were no hotel rooms, my dad still hates me for that mess)... Bristol, not unlike Manchester, has changed the face of modern music and Outlaws are carrying the tradition of good well produced music on!

Here's some of the info I received from Peter from Outlaws:

Here's a remix I've had the pleasure of doing for Gin Wigmore. I'd like to think they wanted an Outlaws mix to give it some kind of Bristolian mystery, creativity and underground cred, but they may well just have done it because I'm cheap.

Gin Wigmore- "These Roses (Outlaws Straight Out Of Bristol Remix)" zShare

Gin Wigmore- "These Roses (Outlaws Straight Out Of Bristol Remix)" YSI

She's probably going to be mega famous soon, that Perez Hilton guy likes her and she's been taken on by some US mega managers too, which is probably how he Perez bloke knows about them, but maybe that's just cynicism.

Please accept my apologies in advance, it's not a rave banger. I'm not even sure if it has a bassline. It certainly doesn't have a kick drum that wants to bash your mind in.

It's quite a nice song really.

Here went on to get quite personal and it was a hoot but for his sake I'm just posting that much of the email lol. Anyway, much love to Outlaws, Bristolian music,and this Gin girl... I'll get back to a normal writing pattern soon so bare with me.

Big thanks again to all of you who are subscribing to my feeds, "following" the blog officially (via the opinion through Google to 'follow'), commenting on the posts, downloading the songs, and being all around awesome. I feel really blessed to have the type of readers I do, the type of friends I do in the industry (where I don't feel like either of us are getting used), and the amazing artists who give a little piece of themselves to this blog here and there. So thanks for reading... please, if you have any suggestions contact me, and I'll try to make this the best year for you and me yet. Cheers!

P.S. Check out more Outlaws at their site, on the Outlaws Facebook page and some thing called Myspace that no one fucking uses anymore.