Thursday, May 24, 2007

Summer Nostalgia -DnB style

When I was a borderline alcoholic with a negative bank balance living alone in London in the summer of 1996 there was two kinds of music that defined the city for me. "Brit Pop" at its unquestionable peak (Blur Vs Oasis on national news) and Drum n Bass. I would trawl the pubs in Camden,come home, turn on the radio and hear it late night on Radio 1. It was the UK equivalent of NYC and hip hop. It was on the radio, coming out of cars and late night parties. There was harder stuff around to be sure but for that hot broke summer this music is my biggest memory. That and watching several grown men cry as Gareth Southgate missed a penalty against Germany knocking England out of Euro 1996.

I know LTJ and MC Conrad are still kicking around but this is a set in their UK big club prime. If you only have one DnB mix on the pod make it this. A little piece of summer in an MP3.
Happy Memorial Day- It will be a good summer, I can tell.

LTJ Bukem-The Essential Mix for Radio1 Live at Cream August 25, 1996

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Rosebuds on the Remix

Another week another remix.. This one is a refix of the Rosebuds 'Night of the Furies' by London singer/songwriter/producer Gary Go. Quite how a indie pop Merge band and a UK purveyor of "mellowdramtic popular song" come together to equal a smooth little house-ish nugget like this is beyond me. But, that's why they're the artists and i just write about it. Mr Go, I would have gone for a longer mix if I were you, but all in all nice job.

The Rosebuds-Night of the Furies (Gary Go Remix)

**This may be a Tape Club xxclusive so enjoy, The Rosebuds site promises more remixes from Dean&Britta, Portastatic and others.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

silversun WAMP! WAMP! pickups

Wha?! Curtis Vodka, friend of the Low Budget/Cosmo Baker/Ronson/Diplo east coast school of expensive t-shirt, bass & party posse remixing LA nu-gazers Silversun Pickups?? You know what? It kind of works, just like all those all 'extended mixes' of the Stones Roses did. File under: Indie Disco.

Silversun Pickups-Lazy Eye (Curtis Vodka edit)

Grab and friend some more Curtis here (including a mix he just did "exclusively" for Elle Girl magazine)

The hills are burnin' but the sky looks so pretty bonus track
Kid Sister-Damn Girl (Curtis Vodka mix)

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Playing Stadiums In Wales Is Not Enough.. get you arrested in America. Maybe not even enough to get your album released here. But, I've always had a soft spot for the Manic Street Preachers. They are aging gracefully and this is a damn fine single from their new album. Kind of shouty but pretty, romantic and defiant with a dash of politics...Nina from the Cardigans duets.. It kicks straight in with the chorus and you can't go wrong with that.

The Manic Street Preachers-Your Love Alone is Not Enough