Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Hmmmph! I'm frust-ricated! There are only 24 hours in a day (or so I'm told) and a lot of those are allocated to "doing things that people don't want to pay to do" (i.e. school, cleaning, etc). If I was able I'd be putting more of those hours aside to write blog postings for you lot!

Since it has been a moment since my last outing so I have a LOT of stuff for you! First though, and most exciting for a large portion of you, is new ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN! They're back, how rad is that?!?!? You know what the best part is? The song? IT'S REALLY GOOD! I know that sounds funny, yeah, but it's worth noting! Often I'm afraid to listen to bands songs once they're entering the potential twilight of their career because, far too often, they aren't so awesome :( BUT NOT ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN! Their shit rocks out of control!

Echo & The Bunnymen - "Think I Need It Too" YSI
Echo & The Bunnymen - "Think I Need It Too" Mediafire

I wanna write more but I'm off to class! I'll tell you what I think of the whole album once I get a good listen! Keep your eyes and ears open, and I'll be back soon...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


62 mins long. 56.76mb of data. 100% awesome.

If it weren't for Hostage (and well the folks at Your Army) I wouldn't EVER know what was going on with dance music. For all the moaning I was doing the other day about dance music getting boring, this mix proves I was just in a bad mood (and didn't know what I was talking about at ALL)... from Black Noise's opener, to "Hangin' by our man Hostage, to our friends Martelo and Herve, down to the closing track from Grum this is a mix you DO NOT want to miss. Check it out right here:
Hostage - September Mix 2009 YSI
Hostage - September Mix 2009 zShare

Hostage - September Mix 2009

1 Black Noise - Check The Blast
2 Hostage - Hangin'
3 Lee Mortimer & Foamo - It's Going Down
4 B. Rich - Killin' It
5 Martelo feat. Hervé - Wasted
6 Hostage - I Get High
7 Together - Hardcore Uproar (Lee Mortimer Rmx)
8 Foamo - Movin' It Over Here (Hey Now Remix)
9 Jennifer Delano - Amsterdam (Riptide Remix)
10 Tom deluxx - Reactivate
11 NT89 ft Distrakt - Pumpin' (GTRONIC_rmx)
12 Sawgood- CTRL Your Brain (Calvertron Rmx)
13 D.I.M. - Lyposuct (Edit)
14 SonicC - Stickin'
15 Grum - Heartbeats

Make sure you check Hostage out Death Disco this weekend!

HUSHPUPPY 11pm-11.45
MIXHELL (LIVE) 1am-2am
HOSTAGE 2am-3am

MINGO-GO 10pm-11.30pm
JOE AND WILL ASK? (LIVE) 11.30pm-12.30pm
J.G.WILKES 12.30am-1.45am


Watch out for EXCITING THINGS in Midland St 'til midnight.
HALF PRICE PASSES (£7.00) at - valid until 11.30pm.
NB: Death Disco promotes an alternative, open-minded club environment.

Ok, hope you enjoy this musical pot of gold and I'll be back asap!

BONUS: Our friend from Acidkids sent us this earlier... may not be British BUT they are friends of the blog! Enjoy!

Daniel Dexter aka Dex Exploited/Acidkids Berlin Live in New York City YSI
Daniel Dexter aka Dex Exploited/Acidkids Berlin Live in New York City

01. Intro
02. Simian Mobile Disco – Audicity of Huge (A Chicken Lips Malfunction)
03. Trentemoeller – Vamp (Kasper Bjorke Remix)
04. Mowgli – Pa Po Pon (Nat Self Remix)
05. Brazilian Girls – Good Time (Diplo Remix)
06. Malente&Dex – Gipsy Kings
07. Metronomy – Radio Ladio (Radioclit Swedish Remix)
08. Isolee – Schrapnell
09. Ratatat – Mirando
10. Major Lazer – Mi pon da floor
11. Acidkids – Mitch (Felix Cartal Remix)
12. Space – Magic Fly
13. Siriusmo – High together
14. Sebastien Tellier – La Ritournelle (Mr Dans Magic Wand Mix)

Friday, September 11, 2009

New Dot Allison & Peter Doherty, plus Britpop!

I gotta admit I've been pretty bored with dance music as of late. I'm not saying that quality tracks haven't been coming out... it's just I'd rather listen to Blur, Oasis, Joy Division, Morrissey, The Cure, Late Of The Pier, and Klaxons (speaking of, when is that Klaxons album gonna come out now?!?! If you have "The Parhelion", "Moonhead", "Marble Fields And The Hydrolight Head Of Delusion", "Imaginary Pleasures", "Silver Forest", "Echos", "Venus", or "Hoodoo Borer" let me know!)

I mean, I dunno, maybe I'm full of it but British music (on a whole) is sort of in hibernation right now. We're looking back to Britpop, and finding some new scattered gems along the way, but music as a whole feels sort of stuck. So maybe it's time to review some of the glories of the somewhat recent past... and a couple of gems from the future :)

My friend, and inspiration, Dot Allison is about to put out a brilliant record called "Room 7 !/2 and a more polished version of this gem will be on it... these two really should do a whole album together!

Dot Allison & Peter Doherty- "I Wanna Break Your Heart (Demo)"

For more Dot Allison check here!

I heard over my Honeymoon that Oasis were quits, and last I heard Blur aren't writing any new music which basically amounts to the same things. So who is going to take their place. Arctic Monkeys are you gonna do it? Or are The Libertines coming back?

Blur- "Out Of Time (Live)" YSI

Oasis- "Let's All Make Believe (B-Side)" YSI

I hope you all enjoy. As the sun sets on Summer all these melancholy songs seem appropriate headed into fall... I can think of one good album to look out for: Bad Lieutenant I just started listening to today, Muse also look promising (but we'll see, and there is an upcoming Massive Attack EP that (trust me) is VERY exciting. I'll be back soon!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

MORE EXCLUSIVES: Simian Mobile Disco Rough Mixes!

Soooooooo... I didn't realize yesterday that MOST of these songs I have are on the extra disc for Temporary Pleasure, or the album itself. I sort of am behind on this album because I didn't have much music in Jamaica... or a computer for that matter.

BUT, anyway, these versions are not those aforementioned bonus tracks! These, like "Santiago" (the only original) yesterday, are the original rough mixes!

Simian Mobile Disco- "Pinball (Rough Mix)"

Simian Mobile Disco- "The Weight (Cruel Intentions Rough Mix)"

Simian Mobile Disco- "Gannymede (Audacity Of Huge Rough Mix)"

Simian Mobile Disco- "Flea In Your Ear (Rough Mix)"

Sorry folks, didn't last long!

Enjoy because, trust me, they won't be up very long :)

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

EXCLUSIVE: Unreleased Simian Mobile Disco, Fenech Soler & Vega remixes, and Heads We Dance Remix album!

Well, after waiting 7 months, I've finally decided to go ahead and post this unreleased Simian Mobile Disco track. It seems that a few others have made their way onto the Hype Machine ("Flea In Your Ear", "Pinball") so I suppose at this point they must not mind. It's a rough mix anyway which is sort of like looking through the trash bin seeing as it's not the finished product... unless you really like SMD. I do, and this song is the shit.

Simian Mobile Disco- "Santiago (Rough Mix)"

UK residents Fenech-Soler did a remix for someone called Mimo?!? I no nothing about the gent but the song is pretty fucking cool. There is a Vega (from Austin, Texas) remix here as well and both are in 320 for you audiophiles! The Fenech-Soler remix is vaguely trancey, and sort of his this gospel-y chorus, and frankly I'm not even sure what genre it is, but in my mind that's a good thing? I really like the bit at 5:10... really good song for transitions in a DJ set...

Mimo- "Running Out (Fenech-Soler Mix)" YSI
Mimo- "Running Out (Fenech-Soler Mix)" zShare
Mimo- "Running Out (Vega Mix)" zShare

Check out more Fenech-Soler at Myspace, and Vega also at Myspace!

And lastly our good friends Heads We Dance have decided on a winner for their remix competition! AND their new remix album Dance Technology is on it's way as well... here's some more info from the group themselves:

"The first remix competition entry we've chosen to go on our forthcoming remix album, Dance Technology, is on our MySpace player now (! The remix of our album track 'You Are Never Alone With Model 21' is by the fantastic Justin Faust and features brand new vocals by Becky! Check the remix out now and let us know what you think.

The Dance Technology album is a "best of" our remixes and includes tracks by Don Diablo, Frankmusik, Russ Chimes, Tepr, Louis La Roche and Sidechains, as well as four exclusive new remixes. It will be available as a FREE download for a limited time from from 28th September. Keep checking our website for more details!

In celebration of the art of the remix, we've started a weekly series of articles on our favourite remixes. You can read the latest here

Ok, that's all I've got right now BUT I'll be back soon! Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Bernard of New Order comes back with Bad Lieutenant!

Apparently it's legendary musician day here at ISoA! First Ian Brown now this...

I was gutted when New Order broke up because they're one of my favourite bands and I've never gotten to see them play. I'm almost speechless when I think about it...

HOWEVER! Bad Lieutenant has shown up and now my fears are going away... perhaps I'll never see all four New Order members on stage again BUT, based on this new single, I'll still get to hear Bernard Sumner's familiar voice!

I can talk about New Order for some time but let's not live in the past, and let this press blurb lead us into the future!

"In some sense, the album is a little bit like a Manchester reunion – Alex James from Blur and Stephen Morris from New Order and Joy Division can be heard on a handful of recordings.

Bad Lieutenant is Bernard Sumner (New Order, Joy Division), Phil Cunningham (Marion, Run Run Run), and Jake Evans (Marion). Their debut album will be released in October 2009 on Triple Echo Records. The album’s debut single, “Sink or Swim,” will be released on September 21, 2009. “Sink or Swim” – along with the rest of the album – retains a crux of New Order’s three-decade-strong mantra, while at the same time setting sail to a completely novel breeze.

Bad Lieutenant- "Sink Or Swim" YSI

Apparently UK tour dates were announced Wed 8/26 and can be found on MySpace. They are releasing the debut, “Never Cry Another Tear”, in early October. Make sure you pre-order that one! Be back soon :)

NEW TUNE: Hostage Remixes Ian Brown!

When I was on my Honeymoon I spent a lot of time listening to, and reading about, The Stone Roses. My first memory of the band really is "Fools Gold", which is not surprising, seeing as I was really young and don't remember anything else coming out from them prior to that on U.S. radio!

Charles from The Spirit Of Albion and I are both big fans of the Roses, as well as The Seahorses, and good old Ian Brown himself. I'm pretty sure I can speak for him and say we are also big fans of Hostage.

Hostage has become the portrait of what a DJ should be like in this new musical economy. He's kind, accessable, very considerate, honest, gives away loads of free music, writes good tunes, and has fun doing it! I hope if I ever make it that I manage to be that way... and I think there are a good lot of you out there who could learn from his example. Doesn't seem like the type of guy who would forget the people who supported him over the years; in other words a nice bloke.

Talking to him earlier this morning he sent me a list of tracks and I was elated to see that he had done a remix for the previously mentioned Mr Brown. He said it was just a little rerub for club consumption... but that doesn't make it any less cool. In fact I like this more as a club song and he chooses the right elements to play up for sure. So, with his blessing, I present you with the Hostage remix of "Stellify"

Ian Brown- "Stellify (Hostage Remix)" YSI
Ian Brown- "Stellify (Hostage Remix)" Mediafire

Thanks again to Hostage for the tune... I'll leave you with the video for "Stellify"... I'll be back soon!

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Return from Jamaica! New Metronomy, Buffetlibre, SMD, In Flagranti, Jahcoozi, M.I.A., Don Diablo, Joe & Will Ask, and Acid Kids!

I'm back from a PERFECT Honeymoon! Although it was a little over a year late it was just as amazing as if we had gone right after the wedding. Let me tell you, people always tell you Jamaica is really dangerous and that's a BUNCH of bullshit. I mean I suppose if you need to score crack at 3am in Kingston you might get robbed but otherwise it's a really a country full of really kind and caring people...

Anyway... I have SO much music in my inbox... I can't attempt to post them all and make any cohesive transition from the first one to the last one (not that I normally do)... soooooo, I guess just enjoy them all! I'm totally recharged from my trip so expect more posts. Not everything here is British but I wanted to give you guys a really big return post!

FIRST OFF... Metronomy have a new EP coming out from which we have the track of the same name! Metronomy have got their first London headline gig @ The Forum on the 18th September so make sure you march down there and check it out!

Metronomy- "Not Made For Love"

2nd off... here's a little reminder of last night's Fabric night with my favourites In Flagranti that I wanted to share... which I could have been there...

In Flagranti - Brash and Vulgar by fabric

3rd... I'm very excited to share that Buffetlibre have a bangin new mixtape for you (although you may already have it seeing as people download their mixes like crazy)... they never go wrong and I'm happy to consider them as good friends of the blog. I really like the story behind this new tape as well as the playlist...

"On 25 July 2005 a bit of us had to be kept in our memories forever. The closing of Cibeles Theater carried the end of Mond Club and so, the end of the coolest nights in Barcelona. Despite the huge clubbing offer in the city, the synergy of the theater and the club marked a golden age that we still love to recall, with wistful smile and wet eyes, with whom shared those moments with us.

Almost ten years after its opening, Buffetlibre DJ's has joined Buenavista, resident of Mond Club and one of the best dj’s from Barcelona, to pay homage to some of the most memorable nights in our life."

Recorded by Buffetlibre Dj's
Tracklist selected by Buenavista & Buffetlibre Dj's


1. Sintonia Buffetlibre
2. Andreas Dorau - Girls In Love
3. Ladytron - Playgirl
4. Mirwais - Naive Song
5. Jay Jay Johanson - On The Radio
6. Ginger Ale - Happy House
7. Fangoria - Electricistas
8. Monosurroud - I Warmed You Baby
9. Phoenix - If I Ever Feel Better (Buffalo Bunch Remix)
10. Barcelona - Studio Hair Gel
11. Annie - The Greatest Hit (Röyksopp Remix)
12. Radio 4 - Dance To The Undergroud
13. The Rapture - House Of Jealous Lovers
14. Console - 14 Zero Zero
15. Chucho - Magic
16. La Casa Azul - Cerca De Shibuya
17. Urban Cookie Collective - Feels Like Heaven
18. The Juan Maclean - Give Me Every Little Thing (Cajmere Remix)
19. Whitey - Leave Them All Behind
20. Saint Etienne - Shower Scene
21. John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air (Extended Mix)
22. Cassius – Feelings for you (Les Rythmes Digitales Remix)
23. Basement Jaxx - Bingo Bango
24. Etienne De Crécy - Prix Choc
25. Zoot Woman - It's Automatic
26. Le Hammond Inferno - Move Your Mp3
27. Betty Boo - Doin' The Do
28. MacNamara - Mi Correo Electronico Oh!
29. Justice vs. Simian - We Are Your Friends
30. ABBA - S.O.S.


Robert from Jahcoozi has always hooked us up with the best prerelease tracks... so I'm proud post this "Namedropper" video, and point you in the direction of a wicked Hannah Holland remix... which are right here :)

And make sure you check this out!

In case you missed it The Very Best have done a wicked track with M.I.A... I wish I could have posted it RIGHT when it came out but c'est la vie!
The Very Best- "Rain Dance (feat M.I.A.)"

More free music comes from our buddy Don Diablo who may well be crowned "King Of The Blogosphere" this year due to his sheer output, and great working relationship with bloggers. I'm happy to present an extra track that didn't make his forthcoming debut album. He said "Some great songs just didn't fit with the rest of the sound, but that doesn't mean it has to end up in my private collection!" so he's giving this track to you instead of letting it disappear into the ether. These are the same cats he recorded his track "Blow" with...


Check out more on Myspace!

I've spent a lot of time listening to "Audacity Of Huge" this weekend so a Simian Mobile Disco remix is a welcome addition to my playlist! It's done by The Lowbrows who have also provided an original production. Their SMD remix is more of an old school Hacienda style dance track which is prefect for end of Summer parties... listen for yourself!

Simian Mobile Disco - "Synthesise (The Lowbrows Remix)"
Simian Mobile Disco - "Synthesise (The Lowbrows Remix)" YSI

Here's one of their originals:

The Lowbrows - "Midnight Pirates"

Here's some info about The Lowbrows...

THE LOWBROWS are a creative unit that was formed in 2005,
by CHAKI and EMI.
CHAKI masters a variety of instruments, including the guitar, wooden
bass and turntables. He has been performing as a DJ for many years as
well. EMI shows off her talent, with her trained classical music
background. Their edgy sound is always looking toward the future, and
gives you a sense of innovation with every listen! Being an
electro/dance duo "made in Tokyo", gives THE LOWBROWS a unique
presence in the world today.

THE LOWBROWS have been gaining worldwide acclaim with achievements
like: being interviewed by Dazed & Confused from the UK, being
featured on famous blogs, having their music showcased on playlists by
many DJs, and more! With an amazing reputation for their remix work,
they are receiving a rush of offers from both Japanese and
international artists. As a DJ, CHAKI has performed with Digitalism,
The Bang Gang Deejays, Hot Chip, Friendly Fires, N.A.S.A., Danger
Steve Aoki, and many more.

Their first EP "THE LOWBROWS EP", was released in March 2007 (and is
no longer available). In February 2008, an unreleased track "Melody
And Shudder" was remixed by DEXPISTOLS and included on their mix CD
"Lesson 4". THE LOWBROWS gained public attention as they were the only
Japanese artists featured on it. A limited release of the vinyl THE
LOWBROWS VS 80KIDZ" went on sale in August of 2008. They followed this
up with their long-awaited 1st album "For Whom The Bell Tolls" in
December 2008 which featured the hits "Linda Is Tonight" and "Stay
Faceless", as well as previously unreleased tracks and remixes.

They are currently hard at work on their highly anticipated 2nd EP,
"Danse Macabre" which is scheduled to release on October 7th, 2009.
"Danse Macabre" will be yet another album from THE LOWBROWS, which
will innovate and show everyone another glimpse at the future of
electronic music, no matter where it is coming from...

Check out more at their Myspace!

Finally, our friends Acidkids have got a new track out which you can check out in the video below and purchase, if you like, over at Beatport!

As an extra Always Fridays provided a mix from Joe & Will Ask:
Joe and Will Ask Mixtape by alwaysfridays
Check out the next Always Fridays on Fri 11th Sep with The Subs. Here's a little more info... "Not only that but appearances from Punks Jump Up and The Lovely Jonjo will be complimented by Lisbon Techno duo, Heartbreakerz on the terrace. Monthly resident Peter Pixzel also features alongside weekly residents Jacob Husley and John & On."

And one more extra little bonus... As Tall As Lions remixed by Diplo!
As Tall As Lions- "Circles (Diplo Remix)"