Monday, August 27, 2007

Creepin' me.

I'm perplexed. I was looking through one of today's tabloids earlier and happened across this week's Top 40 Singles Charts. Now, I realise that the charts are a curious beast these days, ever since the ruling that any official digital download can now enter the charts, regardless of how long ago the song was actually released (case in point is this week's chart being peppered with Elvis songs to tie in with the 30th anniversary of his death). What really caught my eye though was the placing at number 21 of Freaks' electrohouse bomb, 'The Creeps'. Originally released on International Deejay Gigolos back in 2003, it was a favourite of mine and a pretty huge underground hit, finding its way into all the right DJs record boxes. It was the squelchy, jackin', insidious brainchild of Music For Freaks label bosses, Luke Solomon and Justin Harris.

A cursory Google search later and it appears that the tune has been re-released and given a Galaxy-friendly chart-house makeover, complete with shitty new vocal. Of all the people to sell their soul to the god of unit-shifting, Luke Solomon has to be one of the least likely. Still releasing under-the-radar twelves on small labels like Crosstown Rebels, Rekids and Cajual, Solomon seemed to me to be above this sort of shameless shilling. It seems I was wrong and just a little bit more of my innocence and naivete has been chipped away. So cheers, Luke. In six months time I will have the world-weary, cynical air of a much older music fan thanks to people like you.

Download, listen to and cherish the far superior original, taken from the excellent 2004 album, The Man Who Lived Underground...

Freaks - The Creeps (mp3)

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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Go turn off your computer and do something less boring instead.

Now, The Guardian is a newspaper that I place a lot of credence in, but someone is clearly smoking crack there at the moment. I open up my Guardian Guide yesterday only to find someone claiming this very blog to be a "Superior music blog with lashings of disco mp3s". Now, for a quite level-headed, hip 'paper, this seems to be something of a glaring anomaly.

If you want to read a superior music blog from Manchester, check out Black Country Grammar, The Console, The Indie Credential, Hip Young Gunslinger, Best Foot Forward, Cosmic Disco, Just Press Play, Get Weird Turn Pro or Fat Roland, not this old thing.

But yeah, thanks Guardian, I'm chuffed really. Here's a disco mp3...

Chic - I Want Your Love (mp3)

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Okay, this is the start of a new (ir)regular feature on Yer Mam! Because I kid myself I don't have the time to write about every little thing that's shaking my musical foundations (I could. I just don't wanna), I thought I'd do something of a chart, maybe every two weeks or so, to fill you in on things that I think are worth checking out. The Yer Mam! readership being such a clued-up bunch, you're probably already way ahead of the curve on me with this stuff but if you view me as a borderline-senile old uncle, you'll at least humour me on this. Pat me on the head in the comments in as patronising a manner as you see fit...

1. Dissident Distribution

This label really came out of nowhere the other week and had the right people chattering about them online straight away. No-one seems to know much about them but the three releases that surfaced are all top-drawer stuff. Limited to 100 copies each worldwide (all gone now, full releases to follow later in the year though), these three one-sided vinyls - Binary Chaffinch's 'False Energy', Gatto Fritto's 'Clem's Bounce' and Cage & Aviary's 'Giorgio Carpenter' - are eminently playable slabs of long-form, weirdo-disco.

Superfluously in step with the Lindstrom's, Prins Thomas' and Sorcerer's of this world on first listen, upon repeat plays it's clear that the Dissident crew are on a whole 'nother tip completely. Vaguely rustic (check the birdsong on 'False Energy'), but charmingly so and clearly on speaking terms with Dr. Strange, these three tracks are certain to make many appearances in DJ sets and lists before the year's out, so I thought I'd stick my oar in first.

Personally, I think the best of the triumvirate is 'Giorgio Carpenter'. It succeeds in being what the title obviously alludes to and that's a meeting point 'tween Moroder and John. Spooky and sensual, it presses all the right buttons in the correct order and does so for a mind-enhancing eleven minutes.

As I said, very little is known about these shadowy figures but I can confirm that Binary Chaffinch is, in fact, a pseudonym for Milo from electro-metallers, Chrome Hoof. There's also talk of one-half of Cage & Aviary's former life as a member of Gay Dad, but I'm willing to take that one with a pinch of salt. Anyway, have a taste.

Binary Chaffinch - False Energy (mp3)

2. Hercules & Love Affair

Of all the great stuff coming out on DFA soon (see below), the debut 12" from Hercules & Love Affair is the one that's got me worked up the most. That's mainly because I've heard it in all its glory (next week, my opinion will most likely change). H&LA is the brainchild of NY DJ, Andy Butler and frequent listeners to Beats In Space will no doubt be quite well-acquainted with his work by now (he recently did a guest mix and a few H&LA tracks have popped up on there since early in the year).

The 12" consists of two tracks - 'Classique #2' and 'Roar' - and it will be out early next month. They're both excellent, 'Classique #2' being very Detroit-y, a little Carl Craig-y and superbly bleepy, but 'Roar' is the standout. Featuring Antony (of ...& The Johnsons fame) on vox, it's an immensely fun, hedonistic jacker. All you Antony fans would be well-advised not to come to it expecting a torch song though; his vocal consists of two repeated, treated vocal snippets made to sound as though he's on the verge of some kind of sexual awakening. It's that kind of tune.

What's mostly impressive about these two tracks though is that they sound like they've been unearthed from another age (1987 to be precise), but both sound utterly modern. Hear them for yourselves over at Hercules & Love Affair's MySpace.

3. Everything else that's coming out of DFA between now and the end of the year.

It's an exciting time for DFA records and an even more exciting time for us DFA obsessives. They've teased us for too long with all this new stuff that's been getting aired on Beats In Space for what seems like an age now, so it's time for them to give it up. And give it up they will.

For starters, next week sees the launch of Death From Abroad, a spin-off label designed to release 12"s in North America of stuff that they like that has been or will be released on other labels elsewhere in the world. The first four releases from this stable read like this; Mock & Toof - 'K-Choppers' b/w 'Brownbred', Altz - 'Max Motion' b/w 'Yello', plus Idjut Boys remixes, Gucci Soundsystem - 'Acarpenter' b/w 'Lordamercy' and 'Acarpenter (Joakim Remix)' and Bot'Ox - 'Babylon By Car' b/w 'Tragedy Symphony'. I'm not a big fan of the Gucci Soundsystem tune (it was released on Bugged Out! last year) but the Mock & Toof, Altz and Bot'Ox releases are all winners in my book.

Next up is a biggie as far as I'm concerned. Still Going is Eric Duncan from Rub 'N' Tug and Olivier Spencer from Manthraxx and their DFA released 12", 'Still Going Theme' b/w 'On And On' is pure f'in bliss. Two big old piano house monsters sure to slay any discerning dancefloor. That should be all you need to know really. Oh, that one's out on September 18th.

After that, you've got LCD releasing 'Someone Great' as a single with quite possibly THE greatest remix package in the history of music. Soulwax taking on 'Get Innocuous!'? Check. Sorcerer adding a dash of coastal charm to 'Us Vs. Them'? Check. The aforementioned Gucci Soundsystem taking 'Time To Get Away' on an amyl-stained electro-house bender? Check. CARL FUCKIN' CRAIG sprinkling some techno angel dust on 'Sound Of Silver'? Fuckin' CHECK!!! I thought the 'All My Friends' release was hard to top but, barring any major phoning-it-in, this is sure to be the one that'll make you all cream.

Oh, and somewhere along the line there'll be the Shocking Pinks album, 45:33 finally getting a proper CD release with three b-sides (don't get too excited, it's just 'Hippie Priest Bum-Out', 'Freak Out/Starry Eyes' and the Onastic Dub of 'North American Scum', all of which have seen the light of day this year already), Holy Ghost!'s long-awaited debut single, 'Hold On' and - fingers crossed - new 12"s from Shit Robot, The Juan Maclean and that Eric Broucek solo thing that James Murphy let slip about at the LCD aftershow in Manchester back in March (clang!). It's a good time to be alive, ladies and gentlemen.

Shocking Pinks - Smokescreen (mp3)

4. Kasso - Key West (Jellybean Benitez Edit)

Old as the hills but still better than most things around right now. Jellybean is God.

Kasso - Key West (Jellybean Benitez Edit) (mp3)

5. Blockhead - Uncle Tony's Coloring Book (Ninja Tune)

Currently getting a lot of play round our gaff is the new album from Blockhead (aka Tony Smith. I can see why he changed his name). He's one of those people whose work I've always been aware of - mainly through his long-standing association with Aesop Rock - but I've never really investigated until recently. I won't try to over-analyse it because it just won't stand up to it. It's just a really fun, summery, light record of instrumental hip-hop that deserves more attention than it's likely to get. So give it some.

Blockhead - The Strain (mp3)

This was going to be a top ten but I kind of wore myself out on the DFA section and I'm hella tired anyway. Might throw in some more tomorrow. Then again, I might not.

In other news: You can listen to me bore the pants off you about new Swedish balearic pop duo, Boat Club on this week's Blog Fresh Radio, should you harbour the desire to listen to a dour, gruff-voiced Manc wax lyrical about such things.

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Youth Movement.

We've got a little exclusive for you here today. Upcoming producer/remixer/artist, friend of the blog and all round good egg, Tronik Youth has kindly given Yer Mam! readers first dibs on his debut single proper, 'We Are...' (gotta love the ellipses) for your listening pleasure.

According to his MySpace, TY describes his sound as "Patrick Cowley fighting the Sex Pistols" and I have to agree. There's a mirrorball glitz to the track, but it's a mirrorball that's seen a few back alley rucks in its time and has the scuff-marks and the bloodstains to prove it. An arresting mix of grit and glitter, it's both retro and modern, old school and new, recalling the bleepiness of early Warp, with touches of Kraftwerk austerity, but re-tooled for the 21st Century dancefloor. We really like it and we reckon you will too...

Tronik Youth - We Are... (mp3)

'We Are...' comes out on Back Yard on October 1st and is backed by remixes from Punks Jump Up, Franz And Shape and Dolby-Anol. You can catch Tronik Youth at Kill 'Em All at Camden Barfly this Saturday (25th). He'll also be appearing at the Vice parties in Manchester and Birmingham on the 13th and 21st September respectively, not to mention he'll be tearing the roof off The Roadhouse on October 5th as part of the line-up for Yer Mam!'s favourite monthly hoedown, Get Girl. Kill Baddies. Save Planet.

Here's a bonus for you too; Tronik Youth's remix of Chromeo's 'Bonafied Lovin''.

Chromeo - Bonafied Lovin' (Tough Guys) (Tronik Youth Remix) (mp3)

Back later (maybe) with some more stuff.


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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Disco Diamonds In The Disco Rough.

Hello you!

There seems to be a bit of an influx of disco compilations at the moment. There's the Bill Brewster-curated Capitol Disco for the purists, but I wrote a bit about that the other week. What intrigues me more is just how many recent compilations have been in step with the current trend for proggy, space disco and re-edits. So, let's take a look at some of them...

In October, Lo Recordings are set to release Milky Disco, quite possibly one of the most unwelcomingly-monikered collections in living memory. It's called so because it has been curated by Lo's label boss, Jon Tye aka Milky Globe, so the name kind of makes sense, but you figure someone, somewhere along the line would have said, "Hang on a minute. That name isn't all that great you know".

No-one did, so Milky Disco it is. As a collection, Milky Disco is hampered by more than just its name. It manages to be a classy, nicely-sequenced primer for the uninitiated but for those with some knowledge of the swelling subgenre it tries to encapsulate, most of the tunes on offer here will be all-too-familiar. There's Sorcerer's superlative 'Surfing At Midnight', which is great and all but it first made an appearance on Tirk's Tirk 01 comp from earlier in the year, has also been out on vinyl and takes pride of place on Sorcerer's excellent White Magic album, so chances are that the heads will already have this on more than one release (I know I have).

Elsewhere there's Studio's 'Life's A Beach!', which, again, is a great selection, but you can also find it on both Studio's West Coast and Yearbook 1 albums, not to mention the remixes 12" that came out in April. You also get Padded Cell's itchy, Pigbag-esque 'Konkorde Lafayette', which was on the flip of 2006's 'Are You Anywhere?', the twinkly Italo of Daniel Wang's 'All Flowers Must Fade', which is seven - count 'em - years old now and the two year old Idjuts remix of The Emperor Machine's 'Front Man'.

But it's hard to argue with Tye's selections and Milky Disco is a frequently pleasing listen, front to back. Also, it's worth getting a hold of for the exclusives which include a new Six Cups Of Rebel (Hans-Peter Lindstrom) cut, the lolloping dub of Kerrier District & Black Mustang's 'Mad As Hell' and, best of all, the menacing throb of Quiet Village newie 'Desperate Hours'. So, shite name aside, Milky Disco does throw up some unknown pleasures in amongst the standard, well-thumbed crowdpleasers.

Daniel Wang - All Flowers Must Fade (mp3)

On the edits side of things, you can't go far wrong with the now-rare Forever In Their Debt #1 from Glasgow's L.E.S.S. Productions, affiliated with the rather fine OOFT! Music blog and Five20East LTD. It seems a bit reductive to refer to L.E.S.S.' work as disco as there's a heavy soul feel to a lot of the reworks here, partly due to the originals they choose to take on but also the gritty, funky in-house production style.

The CD itself is a fetishisable object, all black with grooves on the non-playing side, but it's what's on the disc that makes it worth getting. With just five tracks, it might seem a bit flimsy at first but give it a spin and it instantly hits you that you're sure to get a lot of play out of these. Their takes on Marvin Gaye's 'Funky Space Reincarnation', Tina Turner's 'Let's Stay Together' and Willie Hutch's 'Brothers Gonna Work It Out' work just as well as DJ tools as they do headphone listening. Mercilessly funky and cleverly edited, the best tunes here are irresistible. The less (no pun intended) said about DJ 2Three's cut-and-shut of Aaliyah's 'Rock The Boat' and 'Rudy - A Message To You' the better though.

Tina Turner - Let's Stay Together (The Revenge Rework) (mp3)

STOP PRESS!!! Piccadilly have just got Volume Two in, which features the magical re-twist of Primal Scream's 'Screamadelica'. Go get it!

L.S.B. Edits Inc. - aka Pete Herbert (Reverso 68, Frontera, Optimus) and BabyG Fernandez - weigh in with their second vinyl-only release of exclusive edits. Taking on the likes of Debbie Harry ('Call Me'), Gino Soccio ('Remember') and Mark Shreeve ('Legion'), L.S.B. choose to lean on the camp flourishes of the originals while re-tooling them for modern-day dancefloors.

They're not all successful; Fun Fun's 'Baila Bolero' is way too cheesy to be palatable, but there's a grin-inducing FUN! edge to proceedings here that can't really be knocked. If anyone knows where I can get hold of Volume I, let me know.

Gino Soccio - Remember (L.S.B. Edit) (mp3)

Trust the French to walk away with the disco compilation laurels. Prince amongst all featured here is Paris-based D-I-R-T-Y Soundsystem's Dirty Space Disco, now available on Tigersushi. Put together with love, this record compiles some hard-to-find cosmic classics alongside some new-ish edits from man-of-the-moment, Pilooski.

Listening to Dirty Space Disco you flip between exclaiming "Where has this been all my life?!" and "I've been looking for this for ages!". Highlights are Sylvester's twilit disco beauty, 'I Need Somebody To Love Tonight', the kung-fu kicking 'Hai Samurai' by Yellow Power and Pilooski's do-over of 'Stranger In The City' by Jarrow-bred '70s songsmith, John Miles, which sounds more and more like a modern classic every time I hear it. There's also Fern Kinney's evergreen 'Baby Let Me Kiss You', recently heard on Lindstrom's edition of Late Night Tales. A spacey, floaty groover, it makes the price of the disc worthy on its own, but everything here is spot-on and the sequencing perfectly manages the peaks and troughs making it one that you have to listen to from start to finish.

Fern Kinney - Baby Let Me Kiss You (mp3)

That's it for now,


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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Pick 'n' mix.

Mix for you!

I knocked this mix together yesterday through boredom and it sounds okay-ish so I thought I'd post it. Listen without prejudice as I fudge transitions and make pretty huge logical leaps, although the segue from Metro Area into Crown Heights Affair is pretty bob-on if I do say so myself. Gets a little too deeeeeeeep for its own good around the middle too but hey, it's alright. It clocks in at little over an hour but I've ripped it at 320kbps so the file is a sizeable 140mb.



1. Sorcerer - Egyptian Sunset (Tirk)
2. Aeroplane - Aeroplane (Eskimo)
3. Justus Kohncke - Pickpockets (Kompakt)
4. LCD Soundsystem - Shame On You (?) (aka the first passage from 45:33) (DFA)
5. Still Going - Still Going Theme (DFA)
6. Faze Action - In The Trees (Nuphonic)
7. Moodymann - Technologystolemyvinyle (KDJ)
8. Linkwood - Hear The Sun (Firecracker)
9. Theo Parrish - Soul Control (Sound Signature)
10. Quiet Village - Desperate Hours (Lo Recordings)
11. Horace Andy - Skylarking (The Revenge's Caribbean Sunshine Rework) (OOFT! Music)
12. Metro Area - Caught Up (Environ)
13. Crown Heights Affair - Dreaming A Dream (De-Lite Records)
14. Aural Exciters - Maladie D'Amour (Ze Records)
15. Rene & Angela - I Love You More (Mr. K's Instrumental Edit) (White)
16. Evie Sands - One Thing On My Mind (Capitol)

Yer Mam!'s Cosmic Boogie Mix (new link!)


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Monday, August 13, 2007

The buffet is now open.

Just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who came out to the Get Girl. Kill Baddies. Save Planet. all-dayer, Attack Of The Giant Woman (the Get Girl people don't like to make things easy) yesterday. It was a great day and even though NO-ONE danced while I was DJing (think it might have been a bit too early for rug-cutting, to be honest), thanks to everyone who was there.

For those who are interested, here's what I played, though not necessarily in this order...

S.O.S. Band - Just The Way You Like It
Chaz Jankel - Fuse/Am I Honest With Myself Really?
Chaz Jankel - Ai No Corrida
Sly & The Family Stone - Underdog
Sorcerer - Egyptian Sunset
Aeroplane - Aeroplane
Primal Scream - Screamadelica (OOFT! Music Edit)
Linkwood Family - Piece Of Mind
Marvin Gaye - Funky Space Reincarnation (OOFT! Music Edit)
Blockhead - Put Down Your Dream Journal And Dance
Breakwater - Release The Beast (thanks to Best Foot Forward for this one)
Lyn Collins - Rock Me Again & Again & Again & Again & Again & Again
Charles B & Adonis - Lack Of Love
Inner City - Big Fun
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam - Let The Beat Hit 'Em (The Brand New Super Pumped-Up C + C Vocal Club Mix)
Mr. Fingers - Can U Feel It?
LCD Soundsystem - Freak Out
Beatconductor - Sumthin' Betta
New Fast Automatic Daffodils - Big
Lee Douglas - New York Story
Edwin Birdsong - Cola Bottle Baby
Crue-l Grand Orchestra - Spend The Day Without You
The Staples Singers - Slippery People
Chicago Transit Authority - I'm A Man
Sister Sledge - Lost In Music
Trusme - Tony Does What Tony Wants
Owusu & Hannibal - What's It About
Armand Van Helden feat. Roland Clark - Flowerz
Maze feat. Frankie Beverly - Twilight
Jape - Floating (Prins Thomas 0.75 Miks)

There was probably more than that and I might not even have actually played some of the ones I've listed (memory is decidedly foggy today), but you get the gist. How the hell did not even one person dance to that?! As you can see, I've thrown in a few mp3s there for you.

Anyway, I'll be back as soon as I've come down with a proper post. In the meantime, read Charlie Brooker's latest hilarious, righteous diatribe. That guy doesn't like nightclubs.



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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Print the legend...

Anthony Howard Wilson (20th February, 1950 - 10th August, 2007)

As you may well know by now, Anthony Wilson, one of music's more larger-than-life characters and one of its most important figures died yesterday of a heart attack, following a battle with kidney cancer at the all-too-young age of 57. My thoughts go out to his family and to everyone his life touched.

I never met the man but he had a profound, if silent effect on shaping my musical taste at a young age. There will always be a part of me that thinks Tony Wilson was really two people. Growing up, I couldn't countenance that Anthony H. Wilson, the dry, loose Granada Reports newsreader and antagonistic host of late-night talk-show, Up Front and Tony Wilson, the cultural impresario responsible for Factory Records and The Hacienda were the same person. I guess - and I type this with a half-smile on my face - that Wilson was all things to all men. As hated as he was loved, he didn't care about his public image as much as people thought he did. Steve Coogan's preening, self-important portrayal of him in 24 Hour Party People was only a small facet of the man. What Wilson really cared about was Manchester and, most of all, fostering the music that came out of here.

Without Wilson, who's to say that Joy Division, New Order and Happy Mondays would have had the seismic cultural impact that they did. Without him, we may well look back at Acid House a lot differently, as in The Hacienda, he arguably gave the scene its communal focal point, a place that embodied everything that was both right and wrong about the movement.

His legacy is just as important too. Every independent label worth its salt learns from both Factory's successes and failures. He was a paragon for staying true to your roots - he never moved to London - but also a living cautionary tale for those who wish to fly close to the sun. Pretty much everything you could ever wish for when starting up an independent label, Wilson had already either triumphed at or fucked up spectacularly.

No matter how many people lay claim to the title, Tony Wilson truly was Mr Manchester and he'll be sadly missed.

Joy Division - Transmission (mp3)

A Certain Ratio - Do The Du (mp3)

New Order - The Perfect Kiss (mp3)

Happy Mondays - Wrote For Luck (mp3)



Monday, August 06, 2007



Been suffering from a touch of blogger's block lately, so excuse the sporadic nature of the posts around these parts this past fortnight or so. It's been a case of starting a post, saving the draft and never getting around to finishing it a lot of the time (both here and over at No Flipping!), so at least the intent has been there.

Anyway, enough of the excuses...


Liars - Plaster Casts Of Everything (Mute)

The best Liars songs sound like the world ending in some way or another. This is very much in the literal camp. Whereas in the past they've often made the apocalypse sound like the eerie death rattle of all things, this one's a fire-and-brimstone blitzkrieg that lays waste to the Earth in spectacular fashion. All the while, Angus Andrew's creepy falsetto near-screams of the "sweet massacre of death" and other things. Drums pound, guitars rage and it all adds up to one of Liars' best singles yet. Superb.

So, this year's Dpercussion - the last of its kind - was pretty much just like all the others. A mixed bag of bad judgement, piss-poor decisions and shite timing on both a personal and organisational level, we didn't get to see half of what we wanted to see and ended up seeing stuff that we never wanted to in the first place. Here are a few scattered thoughts on the day...

  • Norman Jay - quite clearly one of the day's biggest draws - was pretty fucking bad. Only saw a little of him but it was more than enough to draw the conclusion that he has clearly lost it. Playing in a city with a deep-rooted love of soul, funk and disco, he opted for snoozy funky house and - shock horror! - early rave. We'll be taking that MBE back, thangyewverymuch.
  • Elektrons, on the other hand, were pretty darned great. Bouncy, summery and steadfast in refusal to let the dodgy sound mix get in the way of starting the party, their set was just the tonic as the day looked like it was heading for a slide.
  • 'Trash' by The Whip seems to have been crowned the new Manchester anthem, judging by how rapturously it was received. I'm not sure how I feel about this. It's a cracking song, even better played live and you got the feeling they could have drawn it out for an hour before the crowd got bored of it. However, there's still too much of a whiff of old Manchester about it for me to get behind. It's time we forged a new identity for ourselves, not forgetting the past, just not trying in vain to relive it. Speaking of which...
  • I apologise to his friends, family and fans, but Clint Boon is a cunt. His boorish MCing of the main stage late in the day was one of the most cringeworthy things I've ever seen. You're not on the radio now so quit fucking jawing. Introducing each tune by getting the crowd to chant "Boon Army!" or saying "Does anyone want to hear The Smiths?" before dropping 'How Soon Is Now?' should be the reserve of wedding DJs. I used to enjoy going to Disco Rescue on a Saturday night because it used to be quite unpredictable and off-the-wall. His sets, along with his radio show, have become increasingly stale over the past few years and we need to consign him to the bin sooner rather than later. Maybe he can have a big "Who really is Mr Manchester?" dick-measuring competition with Dave Haslam in South one night, with the winner becoming a kind of silent Manc figurehead - a bit like the Queen - while the loser is exiled to Liverpool for all eternity? How does that sound?
  • I won't miss the scallies one bit.
  • I'm gutted that I missed Dabrye on the Sketch City stage, but my, FC Kahuna's DJ set (actually it was just Dan on his own) was a whole lot of fun. An honest-to-goodness, unpretentious electro-tech set that capped the evening off perfectly (we opted to skip the last hour in favour of necking a few ales in Briton's Protection). Sometimes that's all you need.
Elektrons - Hurry On Down (mp3)

Above photo is from here.

In other news: I'm on this week's Blog Fresh, yakking about, of all things, Elektrons. Serendipitous, don'tcha think?


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