Here's another official remix...for US big guns Foster The People....a truly great band, and a lovely glam rock swagger to this song - it kept in loads of the original and just did my thing deadening the reverb off and getting rid of the 'indie jangle' a bit, so hopefully you can drop it in a nightclub environment.... decent soundsystem permitting.... and obviously you'd need the right quota of indie bobble-hat hipster types on the floor to get away with it....do it in a proper deep house club and you're toast! ha ha.
Another official remix, for UK indie band The Golden Filter. I was thinking of Sean Johnston and Andrew Weatherall's ace club night 'A Love From Outer Space' when I made this mix... keeping things sparce, intense, and a little spooky...Just like the vibe down there.... I hope you like it people - this is one of my fave remixes of the last few months.
Next up on Leo Trax... some straight up tech-house...BOOM BAM.... this one's been carefully road tested, tweaked and is 100% ready for the floor. download available for 24 hours. full release in a few weeks.
I love youtube - Forgotten all about this...from 1997-ish - sounding quite playable - never got paid, the record label knocked it and then released it anyway - don't you just love major record labels!
This band are about as hot as it gets at the moment. Hailing from Brooklyn and sounding to these ears something like a 21st century Blondie... FRIENDS are on Michael Morley's ace label 'Lucky Number' (the people who brought you Darwin Deez no less) This is an OFFICIAL remix I did to help promote their first live dates in the UK. already getting some love from Huw Stevens at Radio 1 - get stuck in quick - this won't be downloadable for ever.
first single from a new batch coming thick and fast for 2012 on my digital label: LEO TRAX. I'm just back from a night on the floor at Back to Basics in Leeds under the spell of djs Jozif & Damian Lazarus - I got straight back in the studio with the spirit of that room still fresh in my mind and this is what came out... There's 24 hours free download on this ahead of a proper release in a few weeks - SO DON'T SLEEP PEOPLE. Do yourselves a favour and get down to the newly re-launched Basics at The Warehouse... one of the heaviest Funktion One rigs I've heard, and a perfect sized room - big up Mr Dave Beer - here's to another decade or two of deep, dark, and wobbly Basics magic!
Another day - another free .wav to download ! how generous am I ? This one is to help promote my Boxing Day DJ gig down in Portsmouth for 'Civilisation Of The Rough' - a big three room one-off party with all the best deep disco heads in the South of England in attendance... one of those great parties like FAITH where half the crowd have known each other for years and the room is full of LOVE LOVE LOVE... previous guests have been Greg Wilson and Alfredo... so you know it's gonna be a belter.
C.O.R. Boxing Day Party Mon 26th Dec, The Vaults, Southsea, Portsmouth, UK.
Here's a new track for free download, to help promote my DJ gig tomorrow night at the Book Club in London for BIG IN JAPAN, I'm spinning alongside two of my favourite DJ/producers/editors on the planet: LEFTSIDE WOBBLE and PETE HERBET - two brilliant djs who are about as good as it gets at spinning that NU Disco stuff everyone seems to be talking about again... hey wake up journalists we've been doing this since f**king 1995! and it's not a hipster thing, it's just the music we love.
If your in London, get you arse down there - a great intimate basement with a very heavy system.
BIG IN JAPAN Xmas Party - Fri 23rd Dec, The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard St London. EC2A 4RH
Wow this take me back. Back in the day when Rare Groove ruled the world. Thanks to Zaf Chowdry for finding this. Zaf has a great rare vinyl site.... check it out: zafsmusic.com
I was recording round at Felix Dickinson's Studio a while back and had to snap a photo of his 'very well loved' 303 - check the tweakage wear on those knobs! - this baby has been worked hard.... quite right too. You should check Felix spin if you ever get the chance - a proper DJ, with amazing taste, who technically is f*ing scarrily good.... there's plenty of mind blowing mixes on his site http://www.cynicrecords.co.uk/