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Decca ‘Reworks’ review

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New album review up on Skiddle

Nike / Air Wildwood LE (ACG) Trainers

It’s been one heck of a long summer, and apparently it’s set to continue this nice weather for a few more weeks – obviously great. Don’t front though, October is still round the corner and soon enough winter will be here and it’ll be fucking grim again. Proper grim.

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In my infinite knowledge I’ve decided to plan ahead this year for my winter trainers and bed a pair in a little bit earlier than usual, and went for these badboys from Nike. Part of their rugged ACG range, I read a few things on blogs and whatnot which basically makes them capable of surviving a nuclear holocaust, a Daily Mail hate campaign and the sexual advances of Dave Lee Travis, so they should be great for my cheesy size 11 feet. Plus they look great, I don’t know how hot pink andolive green works but it does.

Bag a pair from Oi Polloi (where I nabbed the pics from).

Jay-Z kicks off – Open letter

All he did was go on holiday. Hopping to cuba got a few people annoyed with Jigga so he did what anyone would do, wrote a retaliatory record. Special mention to the use of the word dweeb. Big up Hov for that.

Lee Foss and Matador star for Circus London

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circus London closes of 2012 in the capital with a rather natty party on the 22nd December. Naturally Yousef is at the helm, but Hot Creations henchman Lee Foss and techno troubadour Matador will also be featuring. The latter, in case you forgot, was behind this monstrosity of fear last year. Strobetastic techno for those wanting a pre Christmas rave.

Cesar Coronado – Voodoo (inc Till von Sein & Dixie Yure remixes)

Lovely five tracker on Fiakun from US producer Cesar Coronado with one original, one remix and three detectable edits. The original is Voodoo, and that is a slab of shuffling oh so now house music that is heavy on groove and the kind of whispered, hushed vocals that are the cornerstone of the Visonquest sound. If you like lovely banging deep house and don’t furrow your brow in disgust at bandwagons you will love this.

That gets remixed to decent effect with a deeper focus from Berlin badboy Till von Sein, whilst Edit 2 adds a crunchy electronic backing for use of Robin S’ ‘Show me Love’. If you’re still part of the anti bandwagon brigade this should send you into overload, but as cheeky bits of fun go it’s pretty useable and worth a punt. The remix-cum-cover on Edit #4 of Kylie’s slow is a sleazier take on pop and worth a go, whilst Dixie Youre drops a cooler mix of ‘Edit #2’. Out now and worth checking.

When did the dancing stop – Farley’s Thoughts

“When did we start watching a DJ instead of dancing with our mates, why do we put up with idiotic people taking up the floor who are filming the DJ, mwhy is the best dance floors now being cut to ribbons to provide extra table space for naff VIP’s (Pacha in Ibiza hang your head in shame), people with more money than taste and who in some extreme situations in the US have had DJs thrown off the decks because they did not like the music?”

Terry Farley drops a great vblog over on Faith about the superstar DJ culture. Don’t agree with every single point but it’s a great thought on what house music and club culture should be all about.

PASSION PIT – CONSTANT CONVERSATIONS (ST. LUCIA REMIX)

Gorgeous record, from the minute the synth shatters through the crackle at the beginning this is vintage Passion Pit. Bask in the final shards of summer.

Raveageddon – Bagleys to host 352 day long rave

Mega LOL on the go from High Rankin here.

Online Comp for People get Real

Geordie funkateers People Get Real are offering a rather snazzy comp to help launch their brand new label Join Our Club. To be in with a chance of snaffling a copy of the first vinyl and tote bag just head over here for the full details.

Boogie Originals Mix 003 – Stu Robinson

Decent mix from Boogie Originals honcho Stu Robinson, now realising his own name is as sexy as his face and running with that rather than a pseudonym. Not hard to see why when looking at this image…

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