Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Mixtape, sir?

It's been a while since the last one, but you can look forward to a few more over the course of the week. Christ, I'm good to you! Anyways, tip-top stuff for you this time around, so get your d/l on.

N.B.: I've got a new laptop and haven't got around to installing Photoshop yet, so you'll have to make do with this pic that you've all probably already seen.


  1. Trusme - Nard's (Addictive re-edit from Manchester via Chicago's Still Music label, this has been slaying all the right dancefloors for the last couple of months now and it's easy to see why. Starting out all deliberate and menacing before transforming into an ecstatic groove just before the three minute mark, it's utterly orgasmic.)
  2. Jimmy 'Bo' Horne - Is It In? (Oo-er missus! Pure disco double entendre from the T.K. stable, this is all handclaps, driving bass and a barnstorming vocal from Mr. Horne.)
  3. Freda Payne - You Brought The Joy (And now for a Northern Soul bomb. Payne sings the fuck out of the song as usual while the clipped funk guitar, insistent drums and dramatic strings provide a more than suitable backing. Excellent stuff.)
  4. Mary Weiss With The Reigning Sound - Stop & Think It Over (The ex-Shangri-Las singer is sounding a little more grizzled these days than she did in 1964, but that means that her gruff, tough delivery is perfect for this cover of the Compulsive Gamblers' lost classic.)
  5. Feist - Sea Lion Woman (One of the highlights of Feist's patchy new album, The Reminder, 'Sea Lion Woman' is one big happy-clappy slice of gospel-funk. If anyone else in the indie world tried this, it would sound awful, but Leslie's gorgeous voice is what makes it fly.)
  6. Kings Of Leon - My Party (Kings Of Leon continue on their learning curve with new album, Because Of The Times and while it isn't as good as Aha Shake Heartbreak, it definitely cements their status as one of the most interesting and talented bands to come out of the garage rock boom of the early 00s. 'My Party' is one of many fine cuts from the newie and it's a rugged, slyly groovy nugget.)
  7. Voxtrot - Kid Gloves ("Cheer me up, cheer me up, I'm a miserable fuck" - an early contender for couplet of the year.)
  8. Grinderman - Love Bomb (Played this at work the other day and it visibly offended some people. That's enough for me to like a song.)
  9. My Sister Klaus - Electric Hindu (Brilliant ersatz acid-rock from Guillaume Teyssier. The Chateau Rouge album, as I've already said on these pages, is the first real big surprise of 2007.)
  10. Electrelane - Tram 21 (Chugging, farfisa-led instrumental (if you discount the "ah-ah"'s that is) from the excellent new album, No Shouts, No Calls. You've got to love an album where one of the instrumentals is a highlight.)
  11. Kalabrese - Not The Same Shoes (feat. Kate Wax) (Sizzling minimal tech-funk that's about as sexy as this sort of music gets. The devil is in the details though; a cowbell rap here, a conga slap there, bursts of horns. Stirs my manhood anyway.)
  12. Tracey Thorn - Get Around To It (Thorn's new solo record, Out Of The Woods is a little like Lindsay Bluth's "hot ham water", in that you know there's nutrition to be had somewhere, you just have to wade through the slop to get to it. This Ewan Pearson-produced cover of the Arthur Russell gem is one of the more nutritious cuts. Good to hear The Rapture's Gabe Andruzzi on the sax too.)
  13. Cortney Tidwell - Don't Let The Stars Keep Us Tangled (Ewan Pearson Objects In Space Remix) (More from the tousle-headed uber-producer here as he takes on Tidwell's bewitching roots and turns it into a spectral electro-house workout. One for the end of the night.)
  14. Ost & Kjex - Milano Model (A Thrilling Mungophony In Two Parts) (Mungolian Jet Set turn in one of the most hilarious and surprising remixes I've heard in a long while here. It really is in two parts too, the first being a kind of head-wrong gypsy-funk/mouth music mash-up, while the second takes on a more conventional disco-funk edge. Has to be heard to be believed.)
Yer Mam!'s 10p Mix-Up Volume Three (Disc One) Ripped, Zipped and Sent Into Space

More tomorrow, cowboys and cowgirls,


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Blogger Bob Scheffel said...

Yay, and just in time for a road trip, too. Thank you, James, can't wait for more....

5:15 pm  
Blogger //TheConsole// said...


laters murphy lover

4:45 pm  
Blogger James said...

Nuttin' but tha best, Consolio!

4:50 pm  

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