Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Caspa - Fabric Mix

The past year has seen my slow but definiate jump onto the Dubstep bandwagon, all thanks to a friend of mine. Lets call him Andy Butler. I'll not bother decribing the genre, or why I like it for fear of sounding like a middle-class, white-boy tit. I will, however, post this Fabric promo mixed by Dubstep stalwart, Caspa.


1. Caspa - My Pet Moster
2. Klaxons - It's Not Over
3. Rusko -Mr Muscle
4. Caspa - Louder VIP
5. Caspa - Floor Them
6. Emalkay- Explicit
7. Sub Scape - Transaction
8. The Others - Africa VIP
9. Unitz - Wait A Minute
10. Rusko - Jahova
11. Caspa - The Terminator
12. T.C. - Where's My Money (Caspa Remix)
13. Skream - Fick

MP3: Caspa - Fabric Promotional Mix DOWNLOAD

MP3: Benga - B4 The Dual DOWNLOAD

Kitsuné Maison 6

I'm sure you're all aware that French fashion house and record label, Kitsuné Music, dropped the sixth of its popular compilation/zeitgeist series just this Monday. It's filled with all the usual melodic 'bangers', courtesy of Heartsrevolution, The Shoes, Streetlife DJ's, et al; but it's the lighter, poppier aspects of the collection that makes you appreciate the labels ear for a tune.

Buy Kitsuné Maison Compilation 6 HERE and HERE.

MP3: Lo-Fi Fnk - Want U DOWNLOAD
MP3: Grovesnor - Drive Your Car (Hot Chip Remix) (Removed As Per Request)
MP3: Appaloosa - The Day We Fell In Love DOWNLOAD

Monday, 27 October 2008

No. 18

"Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it." Noam Chomsky

MP3: Dead Rock Machine - Good News DOWNLOAD
Kap10kurt - Mission Complete (Moulinex Remix) DOWNLOAD
Cut Copy - Far Away (Ring Trick Mix) DOWNLOAD
Starfucker - Pop Song DOWNLOAD
Mr Oizo - Cut Dick DOWNLOAD
MP3: The Loom - Song For The Winter Sun DOWNLOAD
MP3: Sneaky Sound System - When We Were Young (G.L.O.V.E.S. Remix) DOWNLOAD

Sunday, 26 October 2008


Photons (no, not The Photons, just Photons) are an 8 piece musical collective straight out of San Fransisco. They share practice rooms with psychedelic folk rockers The Dodo's and (more importantly from this bloggers perspective) their guitarist studied in Liverpool and used to make music with the Wombats. Anyhoo, they've just released their eponymous debut E.P.. It contains 6 tracks that combine lo-fi indie with some interesting bassoon/glockenspiel/clarinet action over which lead singer, James Parrish pours his gritty London town vocals. And hey, just look how normal they all appear. I like that.

Buy the E.P. HERE, HERE or HERE.

MP3: Photons - This Must Be Love DOWNLOAD

MP3: Photons - Animals DOWNLOAD

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Club Clique Mixtape #1

Clique sounds like a rather horrific retro 80's club night. Club Clique is not that night. Rather it is a twice monthly club night that delivers "digital dance, neo-disco and 21ST century explosive party pop" to some of Manchester city's most glamorous blowout kids. After being deemed "A club of the year" by Mixmag and "The city's hottest club night" by the Manchester Evening News, the team thought it about time to release their first ever mixtape. Some stuff you know, some stuff you might not:


1. Kathy Brown vs. Lo-Fi Fnk - Change Channel And Turn On Me
2. Black Kids - Hurricane Jane (The Twelves Remix)
3. The New Sins - It Doesn't Work Like That
4. Trasure Fingers - Cross The Dancefloor
5. Kate Nash - Punpkin Soup (Russel Bloc Party's Team Tiger Edit)
6. Trailmix -You Make Lovin' Fun
7. Infadels - Free Things For Poor People (Alex Metric Remix)
8. Ciara - One, Two, Step (Captain Planet Mix)
9. Santogold - Say Aha (Tepr Remix)
10. CSS - Move (Cut Copy Remix)
11. Das Pop - Fool for Love (Yuksek Remix)
12. Soundhog - Take It Easy, Freak
13. Mystery Jets - Young Love (The Shoes Remix)
14. Soft Cell - Memorabilia (Edit)
15. Muslces - Sweaty (Shazam Remix)
16. Robyn - Handle Me (Ortzroka Death To Disco Remix)
17. Fox The Fox - Precious Little Diamond (Ben Liebrand Remix)
18. The Whitest Boy Alive - Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix)
19. The Shoes - Baby I'm For Real

MP3: Club Clique - Mixtape #1 DOWNLOAD

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Van She - Kelly (Lifelike Remix)

I remember when I first heard Van She's signature tune, Kelly. I was totally stoked (pardon my Australianism). Now, 2 years on, French producer Lifelike has set about remixing Kelly, in light of the song's update for the release of the band's debut album, V. The result is, well, a pretty boring re-work. See what you think. I'm kind of disappointed.

MP3: Van She - Kelly (Lifelike Remix) DOWNLOAD

BONUS (This is how it's done):

MP3: Van She - Kelly (Alan Braxe and Fred Falke Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Van She - Kelly (Cut Copy Remix) DOWNLOAD

Saturday, 18 October 2008

No. 17

"Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water". W. C. Fields

MP3: BMX - Theme To BMX (1928 Diamondback Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Shinichi Osawa - Star Guitar (The Japanese Popstars Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Late Of The Pier - Focker (Boys Noize Terror Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Truly Beautiful Disaster - Miranda's Verandah DOWNLOAD
MP3: Lo-Fi Fnk - Want U DOWNLOAD
MP3: Streetlife DJs - We Love The Disco Sound DOWNLOAD
MP3: Treasure Fingers - Cross The Dancefloor (Chromeo Remix) DOWNLOAD


MP3: Empire Of The Sun - We Are The People (Ted &Francis Remix) DOWNLOAD

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Born Ruffians

I fucking LOVE Born Ruffians. I got hold of their debut L.P., Red, Yellow & Blue the other day and I'm still grinning. The band, comprising of Luke LaLonde (guitar/vocals), Mitch DeRosier (bass/vocals) and Steve Hamelin (drums), make lovably energetic guitar music, utilising vocal harmonies, minimal production and sporadic hootin' to memorable effect. I caught them at Korova the other week in what must have been one of the hottest gigs I've ever been to, both literally and metaphorically.

If you happen to be in the North America area (I hear there's 300 million of you), they're playing a shit load of shows with Plants and Animals throughout October, so be sure to catch them.

MP3: Born Ruffians - Barnacle Goose DOWNLOAD
MP3: Born Ruffians - I Need A Life (Acoustic) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Born Ruffians - I Need A Life (Four Tet Remix) DOWNLOAD

MP3: Nancy - Keep Cooler (Born Ruffians Remix) DOWNLOAD

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Grum - Woah (Future Flashs Remix)

I don't know if you know (I only found out an hour ago) but Leeds DJ/producer, Grum has teamed up with the guys behind Brooklyn's No Big Deal night in setting up one of those remix competition thingys. I say competition, but I have no idea what you win. Maybe every one's a winner. Yeesh, political correctness gone mad. Anyway, if you're interested, you can download the parts for Woah from the Finger On The Pulse blog. In the meantime, check out Future Flashs stellar effort:

MP3: Grum - Woah (Future Flashs Disco Mix) DOWNLOAD

No. 16

"Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed." Albert Einstein

MP3: Jape - Strike Me Down (Friendly Fires Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: White Rabbits - The Plot DOWNLOAD
MP3: The Prodigy - Ghost Town (The Specials Cover) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Alphaville - Forever Young DOWNLOAD
MP3: Matt & Kim - Daylight DOWNLOAD
MP3: Caw! Caw! - Organisms DOWNLOAD
MP3: ZZT - The Worm (Database Rework of Erol Alkans Rework) DOWNLOAD

Friday, 10 October 2008

Fear of Tigers

Here's a couple of tracks from the extremely affable, Fear of Tigers. You might have picked up his superb Love Like Semtex remix I posted earlier on this week. Well, this is of the same quality; epic synths wrapped around gorgeous House beats, Jacques Lu Cont styleee. I know of no official up-coming releases but you know this dude will soon be in demand.

MP3: Fear of Tigers - Layers DOWNLOAD
MP3: Fear of Tigers - Sex With Robots DOWNLOAD
MP3: PNAU - With You Forever (Fear of Tigers Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Anoraak - Nightdrive With You (Fear of Tigers Remix) DOWNLOAD

I kept getting asked to re-up this Alex Metric remix which I posted, like, over a year ago now. Long story short, I lost the track, but I found it again, so here it is...erm...TA DAAA!!!

MP3: Metric - Moster Hospital (Alex Metric Remix) DOWNLOAD

Monday, 6 October 2008

No. 15

"Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next." Frankiln P. Jones.

MP3: The Spinto Band - Oh Mandy DONWLOAD
MP3: Infadels - Love Like Semtex (Fear Of Tigers Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: DatA - Rapture (
White Chokolate Analog Remix) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Amadou & Mariam - Sabali DOWNLOAD
MP3: Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes DOWNLOAD
MP3: Seppuku Paradigm - Sure Thing (MARTYRS OST) DOWNLOAD
MP3: Polarkreis 18 - Allien Allien (Nephews Remix) DOWNLOAD

Friday, 3 October 2008

My Tiger My Timing

Considering my reservations about Vampire Weekend, I can't help but find it strange that my ears are totally at ease listening to London foursome, My Tiger My Timing. Their music? Imagine a stripped down CSS blended with a Hot Chip that's ditched the 80's and gone a bit tropical. A striking take on the afro-pop genre. If only all got it this right. As of yet, no live dates outside of London but I'd be suprised if a U.K. tour wasn't in the pipeline.

MP3: My Tiger My Timing - This Is Not A Fire DOWNLOAD

MP3: My Tiger My Timing - I Can't Stop DOWNLOAD

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Wax Stag

I've been meaning to post about Wax Stag for what must be like, two months now, after belatedly finding them via means I can't recall. I guess you all got wind of them from Hot Chip's DJ Kicks compilation. Yeah, well I didn't. Trendy bastards.

Hailing from St. Albans, England, Wax Stag is the solo project DOWNLOAD of one man musical power house, Robert Lee. The music is undoubtedly beautiful, sounding much like it's been lovingly crafted on a Nintendo Gameboy. If Mylo went a bit less dancey and a bit more cutesy, the result would sound something like this:

MP3: Wax Stag - Short Road DOWNLOAD
MP3: Wax Stag - Short Road (Night Facilities Remix)
MP3: Wax Stag - Short Road (Metal On Metal Remix)