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Archive for the month “March, 2012”

Nelski Live 2012 Preview ahead of Uber show

Uber has always been a favourite club of mine, bringing discerning house and techno to the rather strange but rather fun city of Carlisle. And this Easter Sunday they have James Zabiela making his debut; scchhhawing!

Above though is the preview Nelski has done for his live show which he will be showcasing at Uber alongside Zabiela. You can read an exclusive interview with him over here on Skiddle.

Full details about the event are as follows…

SUNSHINE!

It’s sunny. And 2Pac is here with Digital Underground discussing satin on your penites. YES!

Majestic- Let’s Go Back (Prod. Micky Slim)

Brilliant little homage to the late nineties in video form (and a decent ish revivalist UK garage emcee track too) with an absolutely killer ‘plot twist’ half way through. I also had the exact hair-cut as the main emcee too.

Orbital | New France (feat. Zola Jesus)

Nice new track from the acid house pioneers Orbital with collaborators Zola Jesus, and a pretty disturbing and clever video.

Darren’s Alternative Theory – 1st of every month

One of the things I always planned to do in the year the Mayans foresaw our destruction was to open up my blog to different voices. Strictly speaking was the thought that it’d be guest blog work from other musical opinions, but oddly the first real opportunity was to take the words of someone I met when I did Student radio back in 2004.

One of the original mainstays of the early years at Chibuku, Darren ‘Your Mother’ Williams has been concerning himself with a glut of theories about the occult and the dark arts that allegedly permeate our society. Whether speaking for ten minutes on the reasons behind Princess Diana’s death to a talk show in New Zealand or waxing lyrical about the occult imagery utilised on the videos of pop stars, Darren has an opinion. So on the first day of each motnh I’ll be risking certain assassination about the powers that be and allowing him to present a youtube video with his thoughts on the matter. Here’s a few words on what he is about…

Darren appreciates what he considers the other side of the argument…

His interest in the alternative began in 2001 when numerous independent witlessness reported a possible Vampire in the Lodge Lane – Smithdown Road – Croxteth / Ullet Road Triangle of Liverpool. Whilst doing research he found that such sightings have been reported in the same area for well over 200yrs. No pattern occurs yet mass panic is created within the community during each ‘visit’.

He also enjoys Garlic, Jungle Riddim circa 1994 – 1995, Ladies that appreciate Dirty Jokes, the complete works of Stanley Kubrick & clothing purchased for absolute bargains during the January Sales.

Residents Rule – Ian Blevins

“If I had to pick one that changed how I looked at Djing and playing music it would be probably Theo Parrish one hazy morning at the Southport Weekender playing mid morning til close. Unbelievable music and fantastic programming. That for me is the most important part of playing records.”

My day job involves working with the delightful We Love… Space and part of that involves sourcing blog content. We’ve recently been doing a mixture of residents rule and Friends and Family posts, focusing on the unsung heroes of We Love (the regular residents) and the family that has been a part of everything they’ve done. North East jock Blevins was covered on this one; click the quote to see it in full glory.

And the announcements are due soon for their summer start. The first wave of artist are insane!

Double – The Captain Of Her Heart (Ole Smokey’s Ships In The Night Edit)

Classy Balearic edit of the 1986 synth pop staple. The downloads went in about an hour but you can still marvel at the laid back glory of the beats on here. Ole Smokey is resident for the Garden Festival in Croatia and Mr Scruff’s tea tents at the Big Chill Festival and Latitude . Laid back genius.

The Shoes – Time To Dance (Official Video)

Jake Gyllenhall kills people in this ultra violent video, whilst The Shoes shout a bit. Controversial apparently

Nôze’s Nico to mix next Body Language

Nôze member Nicolas Sfintescu has mixed Body Language Vol. 11, due for release in May on Get Physical Music. In Sonar 2005 I saw Noze play live completely randomly , I sat down in a quite hall for what I thought would be a relaxing place to eat a baguette I had just bought and these completely deranged French blokes walked in and started playing the weirdest most amazing techno veer, getting naked and necking each other. Probably the best thing I have ever seen, and the above video kind of details the lunacy.

Tracklisting is as follows:

Tracklist
01. Hemingway – HMG 2
02. Ian Simmonds – The Esel (Dave Aju Rmx)
03. JC Freaks – Dub Praise (The Revenge Rmx)
04. Oliver Koletzki & Fran – Arrow And Bow (Marek Hemmann Rmx)
05. Alejandro Mosso – Pampa
06. Nicolas Jaar – Russian Dolls
07. Zanini – Tu Veux Ou Tu Veux Pas (Nem Vem Que Nas Tem)
08. Dennis Ferrer & Jerome Sydenham – A Drumstick And A Light Future (Original Mix)
09. Alex Niggemann – Black Rose
10. Ruede Hagelstein feat. Meggy – Embezzle Me (Tiefschwarz Remix)
11. Makossa & Megablast feat. Hubert Tubbs – Coming Home
12. Dixie Yure – By Defection
13. Lump – Feeling
14. Nico from Nôze – Amor Do Olinda
15. dOP – No More Daddy (Âme Rmx)
16. SIOPIS – Really Love Ya
17. Ornette – Crazy (Nôze Remix)

RIP B.I.G

“There’s gonna be a lot of slow singin’ and flower bringin, if my burglar alarm starts ringing”

15 years since the lyrical animal passed. Legend

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