Thursday, October 22, 2009

To My Boy give us a taste of what's to come!

"Famous people" are bitches. No, I'm serious. You can't really be 'friends' with them because they aren't even themselves... they're usually representations of a concept, not a person. It's a horrible delusion to think that someone who has succeeded in the entertainment industry would give a flying **** what you're doing.

THAT SAID... some people are successful, even famous, and are simply themselves. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you see it) the media doesn't really tend to fixate on these types; but they are prone to remember them when something new is offered up. Every once in a while being yourself can do you favours in showbiz; being the real article makes people want to remember.

Here at Arcadia we want to remember To My Boy... but it's hardly an issue seeing as we've never forgotten! They have always been extremely hospitable and make you want to root for them, make you want to be friends with them even. I got an email from Jack Snape the other day about some new material they were working on...

It's best explained through the press from over at their label...
"Their label is currently hosting a download of new material and To My Boy's Jake Snaple alerted me to this awesomeness a couple of days ago... I wish I hadn't been so bust and had been able

To My Boy were the first ever signing to Abeano, back when it was a record label rather than the blog it is today. Two years ago, back when everyone was still listening to landfill indie, TMB were exploring bold new frontiers, making this weird Buggles-y pop that sounded like Clive Sinclair fronting OMD.

Despite selling a decent number of ‘Messages’ , Jack (above left) and Sam were disillusioned that in some quarters, being ahead of the curve was held against them rather than celebrated. They decided to take a break from music indefinitely both returning to university, singer Jack enrolling in a PhD in Physics…

I’m glad to report that Jack e-mailed me a few weeks back with news of a follow up to ‘Messages’. ‘The Habitable Zone’ is a concept album about what will happen when civilization drains earth of it’s natural resources, and the planet’s population has to migrate to another part of the galaxy. It’s really tremendous, positively Bowie-like in it’s lyrical content, maintaining an eerie sense of loss and displacement throughout. Not unlike, Duncan Jones’ recent Moon …

Basically, the new Enemy album it is not.

They’ll be releasing ‘The Habitable Zone’ themselves sometime next year. In the meantime, Jack has allowed me to post this demo, a brilliant new track called ‘Us & The Wind’. If I understand it correctly (!) it’s about how they’re using the sun to create a new eco system in the Habitable Zone, but ruing the loss of the brilliant nature created system they had on Earth. While reminiscing about what happened when the rising sea levels really began to hit home on Earth. It’s incredible, fo’ real. Please let us know what you think of it in the comments, no one’s heard this before!"


I'm going to host a short download simply so this hits the Hype Machine. I suggest you actually get the download from over at Abeano.com. Please leave your comments because I'm very excited as to what you think of it!

To My Boy- "Us + The Wind"

Enjoy! I'll be back soon...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fake Blood's "Mars" finally gets release on Cheap Thrills!



Hell yeah! Fake Blood (aka Theo Keating of The Black Ghosts) dropped "Mars" a while back... and it was killer.

NOW it will finally see release, on Cheap Thrills, accompanied by a slew of remixes! I know you're already salivating... which is why I've got the Style Of Eye remix for ya!

Fake Blood- "Mars (Style Of Eye's Tool For School Remix)" zShare
Fake Blood- "Mars (Style Of Eye's Tool For School Remix)" YSI
Fake Blood- "Mars (Style Of Eye's Tool For School Remix)" Dropbox

Here's a little info:
Cheap Thrills Records will be releasing a remix EP of Fake Blood's underground club classic 'Mars' next week. The remix package also includes remixes by Boy 8-Bit, Jack Beats, Style of Eye's Edit To Debit Remix as well as the Hervé Re-Fix which was previously released on Hervé's Ghetto Bass compilation.

Check out more at Myspace and over at iTunes. I'll be back soon... I've just been really busy with school and the like. Be sure to check back!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

DJ ZINC'S "Crack House" Mix, plus a CASPA Fabric mix!


Those of you who know me know that one of my favourite words is "crack". Why? Say it out loud! Doesn't it sound funny? It may be the worlds deadliest drug, and the most fun word to say!

So I was very pleased to see this "crack house" mix from the legendary DJ Zinc in my inbox! Check it out, and check him out at Fabric this next Friday. You've got a week to listen and get hyped up! Believe you me, this is NOT to be missed!

Here's more info on the gig...
"In celebration of his performance next Friday the 16th of October at FABRICLIVE and in celebration of our 10th Birthday, DJ Zinc has put together this extra special crack house mix for the occasion."

DJ Zinc Crack House Mix

Ohhhh that's a good one... anyway, I've gotta get ready for The Spirit Of Albion, so enjoy and I'll be back soon! CRACK!

UPDATE: Apparently our boy Caspa decided to throw a mix in as well here! Exciting! Do NOT miss this show (Caspa will be on Thursday, not Friday)!

Caspa Fabric Promo Mix

Tracklisting
Caspa - Ready Eddy (Sub Soldiers)
Trolley Snatcha - Circle K (Dub Police)
Trolley Snatcha - We Rock The Forest (Dub Police)
Subscape - Clear My Throat (Dub Police)
The Others - Puppet Walk (Dub Police)
Dr P - Badman Sound (Dub Police)
Caspa - Terminator (Sub Soldiers)
Caspa - Terminator (Trolley Snatcha Remix) (Sub Soldiers)
Emalkay - When I Look at You (Dub Police)
Trolley Snatcha - Scattah (Dub Police)
Kid Sister - Right Hand High (Caspa Remix) (Fools Gold)
The Others – Gravity (Dub Police)
Deadmau5 & Kaskade - I Remember (Caspa Remix) (Mau5trap)

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

PRIMARY 1 vs SURKIN = "Who's White?"

Oh we love Surkin... and are quite fond of Primary 1... so after "Who's There" came out on Erol's Phantasy Sound label it was only a matter of time before something else blog worthy came from these names...

Now the aforementioned track has been mixed with Surkin's classic "White Night"!

The email said this track is "straight from the people who made the tracks themselves and a big feature of Riton's recent sets"... now you really want it don't you lol?

Primary 1 vs Surkin - "Who's White?"

While you're here you should get Primary 1's mixtape... good stuff!

What a wonderful treats! I wish I could have blogged it earlier but, gotta get my school work done first... also, while I've got a second, big shouts to Southern Fried Records, Ghostly International...

And perhaps most importantly wishing a VERY VERY happy birthday to our dear friend Frankmusik! Go over to Myspace and wish the man happy birthday on the 9th, and tell him ISoA sent ya!

Make sure to check out more from Surkin, Primary 1, Phantasy Sound, Riton, ad check this out if you missed it the first time around, "Who's There":


Be back soon!

ROBOT KOCH blows up with "Death Star Droid"!


With much pride I announce that our boy Robot Koch is releasing his debut album "Death Star Droid"! Using the term "debut" seems off since he's put out more material than some artists have in their whole career... nevertheless it's still really exciting no matter how you look at it... especially since you can get sunglasses with the album if you order through HMV!

Here is the digital pre-release on juno (which has already climbed up to the top ten dubstep charts)

Here's a link to the pre-oder vinyl THAT COMES WITH limited edtion SUNGLASSES! GENIUS! I can't get over how cool that is...

Check out "Hard To Find" while you're at it...


Here's the press:
ROBOT KOCH
‘DEATH STAR DROID’
ROBOTS DON’T SLEEP
RELEASED: 13th november 2009
digital: robots dont sleep
cd & vinyl: project mooncircle


"Following the successful ‘Aftershocks’ EP on his own Robots Don’t Sleep label, Robot Koch returns with his long anticipated full length ‘Death Star Droid’.

Technically, this is Robot Koch's debut LP but the man is no rookie - ‘Death Star Droid’ connects the dots between his club project Jahcoozi and his post rock outfit The Tape. He has also made beats and remixes for many international artists including Infinite Livez, Rustie and Amanda Blank - staple drops in the playlists of bass luminaries such as Starkey, Gas Lamp Killer and Hudson Mohawke.

‘Death Star Droid’ is infused with dubstep and wonky hip hop, but the introduction of live acoustic instruments and heartfelt melodies is what sets it apart. The grizzly synths and bass lines on ‘While’ are supported by a drifting piano. On ‘Hard To Find’ Robot introduces strings and flutes - the signature use of wobbling Moog and Korg present throughout.

Robot has always drawn inspirations from all ends of the musical spectrum.
Having started out as a drummer in a punk and hardcore band, he found his way into electronic music via hip hop, jazz and DJing. His favourite albums include ‘Reign In Blood’ by Slayer, ‘A Love Supreme’ by John Coltrane and ‘36 Chambers’ by Wu-Tang Clan.

Robot's mixtapes have what could be easily called a cult following on the net. The blogosphere is jam packed with these gems. What sets these mixes apart from the next man's is the liberty that they exhibited in defying genre based music by combining and clashing a broad spectrum of sound. Flying Lotus recently asked him to contribute a mixtape for the brainfeeder podcast. The mix featured West African folk and rare jazz oddities. Fly Lo had told Robot: “We gotta feed the kids more than just beats.” It's clear that the man listened.

‘Death Star Droid’ is far more than just a producer album with a selection of up to date beats. It's a sincere musical statement. Expect to be surprised - this is music made for true music lovers."


Get more info at Myspace and robotsdontsleep.com...

Make sure you get this one, it's not to be missed!