Saturday, 26 November 2011

Friday Top Ten - 25/11/11

Here's this week's mix - 12 of the best new tracks around. There's download links for 5 of them below.

  1. Radiohead - Bloom (Jamie xx Rework Part 3)
  2. Slackk - Act Nine
  3. Riva Starr & Fatboy Slim (feat. Beardyman) - Get Naked (Dub Mix) Free download
  4. Ghosting Season - Exercise Us Free download
  5. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Dream On Free download
  6. Robert Lippok - whitesuperstructure
  7. Little Dragon - Little Man (Tycho Remix) Free download
  8. Drake - Over My Dead Body (Star Slinger Remix) Free download
  9. Pinch & Shackleton - Jellybones
  10. Floating Points - ARP3
  11. Pariah - Orpheus (Oneohtrix Point Never subliminal cops edit)
  12. Benjamin Shaw - How To Test The Depth Of A Well

Thursday, 24 November 2011

In pictures & videos: Lanterns on the Lake & The Pattern Theory live at The Lexington, London 22/11/11

Running order (Note: The Lexington got the day of the week wrong, not me!)
The Pattern Theory (3rd member off somewhere to the right!)

Lanterns on the Lake

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Recommended music: 'redsuperstructure' by Robert Lippok

A stunning solo album from Lippok, the front man of To Rococo Rot. The album is based on a live set he played in September 2010. He subsequently re-shaped and re-recorded the material, producing an album that is sonically challenging and at times brutal, but also atmospheric and moving. From the pounding, morse-code rhythms of 'sugarcubes' to the almost deep house-like 'nycycle' the album manages to move your head and your feet at the same time. In contrast there are shorter, more ambient pieces here as well, and the album closes with the epic 14 minute 'daylightastronomy', which mixes hisses, scratches and blips with some gentle harp.

It's a futuristic-sounding set that should appeal top lovers of all types of electronic music, and it's going straight on my 'albums of the year' pile. It's out now on Raster-Noton records.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Friday Top Ten - 18/11/11

Here's this week's mix of top new tunes - 17 of the best, from electronic and dance through to indie and alternative, it's all here. You can get 8 of these as free downloads, the links are below.

  1. Dam Mantle - Spirit
  2. GoldFFinch - Red Mask
  3. Factory Floor - Two Different Ways
  4. Dominik Eulberg - Teddy Tausendtod (Stephan Bodzin „Flamingo“ Remix)
  5. Robert Lippok - Sugarcubes
  6. FaltyDL - Atlantis
  7. Teebs - Verbena Tea with Rebekah Raff
  8. Jonti - Hornets Nest Free download
  9. Peaking Lights - Marshmellow Yellow (Main Attrakionz MAN WORLD Remix) Free download
  10. Option Command - Border Lights Free download
  11. Star Slinger - Dumbin' feat. Reggie B (Diplo Remix) Free download
  12. The Antlers - VCR Free download
  13. Raleigh Moncrief - Waiting For My Brothers Here
  14. Damien Jurado - Nothing is the News Free download
  15. J Mascis - I've Been Thinking Free download
  16. Luke Roberts - Dime Song (full band version) Free download
  17. Portugal. The Man - Sleep Forever

Recommended music: More Radiohead remixes

Here's 3 new remixes from The King of Limbs. Apparently they weren't done in time for the 12" releases, but you'll be able to buy them digitally from Monday. I'm pretty sure that Thom Yorke played at least one of these on his BBC 6music show the other week. The mixes come from Jamie xx, Anstam & Nathan Fake.

The band have also announce their first European shows for 2012 in Italy and Berlin, let's hope the UK follows!

Friday, 11 November 2011

In pictures & video: The Antlers live at Koko, Camden 10/11/11

An absolutely stunning show at Koko last night as The Antlers played what they described as 'their most magical show in the UK'.

They closed the main set with a brilliant version of 'Putting The Dog To Sleep', my favourite track from 'Burst Apart'. You can watch the song below.

Friday Top Ten - 11/11/11

Here's this week's mix of 14 of the best new tunes around. You can get 5 of them as free downloads, the details are below - enjoy!

  1. White Arrows - Get Gone (Heavy Young Heathens Mix) Free download
  2. Daphni - Ahora
  3. Tracey Thorn - Night Time
  4. Brian Eno - If These Footsteps
  5. DRC Music - Lourds (Heavy)
  6. Hundreds - Grab The Sunset (Phon.O RMX) Free download
  7. Star Slinger - Moet & Reese Free download
  8. Kele - What Did I Do?
  9. Batwings Catwings - Radio
  10. Anstam - Watching The Ships Go Down
  11. Rob St. John - Sargasso Sea Free download
  12. U2 - One (Apollo 440 Remix)
  13. Oneohtrix Point Never - Up
  14. Apparat - Goodbye (Instrumental) Free download

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Track of the Day: 'Ahora' by Daphni

Daphni - Ahora (Original Mix) by amazingsoundsrecords

Better known as Dan Snaith from Caribou, this great new tune has just been released on Amazing Sounds Records. It's a mellow, laid-back, spacious dancefloor groover - play it loud!

Monday, 7 November 2011

Track of the Day: 'Radio' by Batwings Catwings

OK, I'll admit to the fact that it was the band's name that first caught my eye, but this is a pretty good video for a pretty good track. Have a look and let me know what you think.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Recommended music: Movement - BBC Radio 1 Peel Sessions 1977-1979

The fruits of a new partnership with the BBC, 'Movement' is the first cd in a planned series of Peel Session compilations. This album gathers up 41 seminal tracks from one of the most influential periods of music - you can't really say that it was from Peel's peak, as he was constantly riding the crest of a wave of new music, but just look at the years covered and you know you're in for a treat.

All of the bands that defined this era are here, and then some. New wave, post punk, Two Tone, the genesis of electronica & new romanticism - you name it, this album's got it covered. Things were moving so quickly that the range of bands feels like it covers a much wider span of time - who'd have thought that Dr. Feelgood & John Cooper Clarke were only 2 years apart from OMD & Simple Minds.

It will be interesting to see how future cds are themed, and whether they'll cover such a short span of time. For now though, this is definitely one of the best compilation cds of the year - an essential purchase.


  1. The Jam - In The City
  2. Buzzcocks - What Do I Get?
  3. Generation X - Youth Youth Youth
  4. The Stranglers - No More Heroes
  5. The Adverts - Gary Gilmour's Eyes
  6. The Slits - Love and Romance
  7. XTC - Science Friction
  8. Dr. Feelgood - She's A Windup
  9. Tom Robinson - Don't Take No For An Answer
  10. Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Sex, Drugs & Rock'n'Roll
  11. Adam & The Ants - Deutscher Girls
  12. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden
  13. The Only Ones - Another Girl Another Planet
  14. The Undertones - Get Over You
  15. The Rezillos - Top of the Pops
  16. The Flys - Love and a Molotov Cocktail
  17. The Members - Sound of the Suburbs
  18. Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster
  19. The Skids - The Saints Are Coming
  20. The Angelic Upstarts - We Are The People
  21. The Ruts - S.U.S
  22. 999 - Homocide
  23. John Cooper Clarke - Reader's Wives
  1. Penetration - Movement
  2. The Monochrome Set - Goodbye Joe / Strange Boutique
  3. Wire - The Other Window
  4. Magazine - Light Pours Out Of Me
  5. Joy Division - Transmission
  6. Killing Joke - Wardance
  7. The Human League - Being Boiled
  8. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Messages
  9. The Psychedelic Furs - Sister Europe
  10. Simple Minds - Premonition
  11. Public Image Ltd. - Poptones
  12. Steel Pulse - Jah Pickney (Rock Against Racism)
  13. Aswad - It's Not Our Wish
  14. UB40 - Food For Thought
  15. The Specials - Gangsters
  16. Madness - The Prince
  17. The Selecter - Street Feeling
  18. The Beat - Ranking Full Stop

Friday, 4 November 2011

Friday Top Ten - 4/11/11

Here's this week's podcast - put your headphones on, press play and enjoy! There are 14 tracks this week, with 4 free downloads, the tracklisting is below.

  1. Paul White - Confused World
  2. Friends - I'm His Girl
  3. Lil Daggers - Dada Brown Free download
  4. Babybird -
  5. Water Borders - Miners
  6. King Midas Sound - Without You (D-Bridge Revoice)
  7. Modeselektor & Thom Yorke - Shipwreck
  8. Clicks & Whistles - Raw Passion (DJ Ayres Remix) Free download
  9. Closer Musik - Maria
  10. Nymfo - Conscious Minds
  11. Walls - Into Our Midst
  12. Nicolas Jaar - Don't Break My Love Free download
  13. Washed Out - Call It Off Free download
  14. Hurts - Confide In Me