Monthly archives: May, 2013

Usual Suspects Bank Holiday Flyer circa 2004

This was a cool flyer from 2004 in Swansea, at the time I was in university and DJ-ing three nights a week.  I seem to remember this was from a bank holiday Sunday and they were always messy.  I can’t believe this was almost 10 years ago.     Designed by @alithehorse

Z Records Double

I am always delighted when Z records drop some new tunes on us because the style is unmistakable.  The vision and clarity of the label is pure disco house, crisp and well engineered just like the fictional blue meth in the that popular AMC TV show.  Maybe Dave Lee is the silent task master watching through

Gorgon City – Freeze

Completely un-related to cheese but I can’t help but think of  a cheese metropolis upon reading the ‘Gorgon City’.  Maybe they’re referencing the late 90’s movie Small Soldiers and the put upon protagonists the Gorgonites.  Somehow this dark and brooding track represents their plight.  The strained voice of the vocalists singing “Freeze” almost sounds like please,

Maker – Funky Spider (Original Mix)

Who doesn’t like a down tempo disco number where nothing much happens apart from atmospheric synths and rumbling rolling bass?  Not me!  This is a pleasant start to my Friday morning at 9:34 am, like a DJ set as the club is opening, you’re caught in limbo land. What do I play?  Something not so

Fer BR – The Tech Funk Side

  Swirly dramatic tech funk on the unsurprisingly named “The Tech Funk Side”. This driving endless merry-go-round of horns and happy-ness just keeps on truckin unashamedly, and you should love it unashamedly too. The purposeful and seemingly endless horns will capitulate your urges to reach the bar, the toilet or anywhere else other than the center

Don’t D’ley get your free Specimen A and B

Two tracks from Specimen A, one of which is a collaboration with James D’ley. Trap trap trap trap trap tarp trap – When I first heard of Trap Music I though “Don’t you open that Trap Door!”*  If you were born in the 90’s or outside the UK that will mean absolutely nothing to you.  ‘Shut your Trap’

Vicetone Feat Barack Obama – Hope

Ok what the hell is this?   Feat Barack Obama ‘Hope’ is like a kick in the nuts*. You fucking hate it at the time, but later you can’t stop telling people how you were kicked in the balls, and although it hurt it was fucking epic!   Yes this track is ‘capital E’ Epic.  Some

Gilbert Le Funk doing his own thing!

It’s a Thursday – Post day for I was very lucky then to discover Gilbert Le Funk’s ‘Bay Breeze’.  This track has an orchestral epic sound that really has ephemeral stokes of genius –  I believe I Just found my favorite track of May so far – expect this on the radio show.  I

Phoenix – Trying to Be Cool (RAC rmx)

Hooray It’s a two’s up! Pheonix –    Trying To Be Cool (RAC rmx) RAC –           Hollywood (ft Penguin Prison) RAC Mix of ‘Trying to be cool’, and surely that’s what we’re all trying for in our lives.  Billions of little Fonzie’s combing our hair in the mirror and secretly saying ‘Hey’.

Option4 – Do Work (Bit Funk Remix)

  Option4 is an interesting name, the wif of missed opportunity lurks ever present with the possible nagging regret that 1 2 or 3 could have been just as good a choice.  From Denver Colorado, USA, real name Brennen Bryarly.  This is another reminder that EDM has become a global phenomenon. Plus a collaboration with the masterful Bit Funk.