Monday, May 14, 2007

Listen up!


Just thought I'd drop in on you all, see how things are. How are things with you? Life treating you well?

I went to Futuresonic over the weekend, which was nice. I missed Faust though, due to a bout of man 'flu, which wasn't all that nice. Did manage to catch TTC, Black Devil Disco Club, ex-Kraftwerkmensch, Wolfgang Flur and some hippy woman making music out of running a mallet around some bowls filled with different measures of water. A fun time was had by all.

Anyways, I'm writing a feature on that for High Voltage, so I'm sure you'll get to find out more in the not-too-distant future.

Haven't done this in a while...


Escort - All Through The Night (Escort)

I think I make this the third time that Escort have been my single of the week, after 'Love In Indigo' and 'A Bright New Life'. This concludes the run of singles that precedes the guys locking themselves away in the studio and coming up with what should be a shoe-in for disco, nay, pop, nay, all-genre album of the year. 'All Through The Night' is probably their most upfront cut to date, featuring sexed-up lyrics, squelchy synths and some unabashed 80s electro-pop nods. Fantastic, life-enhancing disco that makes you wonder why all the bands who aren't as good as Escort haven't just thrown in the towel yet. A liberal dash of radio play and a CD release away from world domination. Just remember where you heard about them first. It probably wasn't here but, y'know, remember anyway.

Buy it from Piccadilly Records

So lately, I've been experimenting with Audacity software and having a crack at putting together a mix. I'm not a DJ (although I would like to be if anyone fancies putting me to work), so the mixing nous is a little lacking, but if you're willing to listen without prejudice, the first fruits of my labour can be found both here and over at The Console, for your listening (dis)pleasure.

The mix that I threw together for The Console is a kind of fuzzed-out, psych-garagepunk-funk-soul affair, taking in the likes of The Sonics, Love, The Staple Singers, Eddie Bo, Baby Huey and loads more. Let me know what you think.

The mix I've compiled for this very blog, however, is a more discocentric one and I've given it an intentionally pompous name...

Yer Mam!'s Disconautical Journey Across The Discoverse In 72 1/2 Minutes


01 Karma - Beach Towel (I:Cube Remix)
02 Lindstrom And Solale - Let's Practise
03 JJ Cale - Ride Me High (Mischief Brew Re-edit)
04 Lopazz - Migracion (Fujiya & Miyagi Remix)
05 Black Devil Disco Club - The Devil In Us
06 Glass Candy - I Always Say Yes
07 LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
08 Magnus International - Kosmetisk
09 Fleetwood Mac - You Make Lovin' Fun (Trail Mix)
10 Escort - All Through The Night
11 Toby Tobias - A Close Shave (Brontosaurus Remix)
12 Kelley Polar - Rosenband
13 Baby Oliver - Hypochondriac
14 Blondie - Llamame (Call Me) (Original 12" Instrumental Mix)

Like I said, these are my first cracks at actually putting a mix together, so be nice. I promise I'll get better in future. I intend to make this a running feature. Any feedback whatsoever will be appreciated.



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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey there ive been gone for ages!

No time no time always late always late


Alls looking good here, and the measuring jug hippy woman sounds a bit like my mum, next time you see her ask if her names Helena of never know :D

See you soon Rrrr

2:56 pm  
Blogger //TheConsole// said...

ace ace ace

so thats triple ace

particularly like 'Call Me' at ze end!

getting better and its only your second attempt

no flies on you


5:17 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where did it go ? looks fab!

1:49 am  
Blogger James said...

If you're referring to the mix, anonymous, the link still works at my end. Try it again.

8:47 pm  
Anonymous NT32bit said...

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9:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah ditto where to find the Fleetwood mac mix!

5:35 pm  
Anonymous Pearse said...

Have also been looking for a digital copy of that trailmix tune ... doesn't seem to be on an of the paying download sites

9:49 am  
Anonymous Alan said...


My alter ego is Trailmix. Thanks for your interest in my remix of "Lovin' Fun"
You can find vinyl copies at And if you do a little digging, I just put a high quality MP3 of it on my web site, available free for download.

All the best,
Alan (Trailmix)

12:39 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alan (trailmix) thankyou! your a star!

12:07 pm  
Anonymous Jay Jay C said...

Hello. I got annoyed at the lack of the glorious, skyscraping chorus and the flab on the otherwise great Trailmix version of You Make Loving Fun. So I took matters into my own hands. This is uncomplicated re-editing. I took something great and I tried to make it better.


Jay Jay

8:38 pm  

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