Thursday, 27 March 2014

Midnight Radio Mix

























There's a bunch of us that all DJ, often through Sauce DJs in London, and we all know each other. Everyone is awesome. You might expect there to be a rivalry between a bunch of DJs all competing for the same jobs, but there isn't. Instead what you have is a bunch of really great people helping each other get work because everyone is bloody good at what they do.

Alex is Midnight Radio, and he asked me to contribute to his weekly mix series. I took the opportunity to leave the dancefloor behind and go on a more internal journey:

The Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Choir - Strati Na Angelaki Doumasche
Pale Saints - Kinky Love
The Passions - I'm In Love With A German Film Star
Felt - Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow
The Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way
Neu! - Neuschnee
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Slowdive
The Pool - Dance It Down
Timothy Marrow - Killer Moon
Air - Sexy Boy (Sexy Kino Mix by Beck)
Plustwo - Melody
Stereolab - Brakhage
The Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Choir - Pilentzee Pee
Mercury Rev - Carwash Hair
David Bowie - Memory Of A Free Festival
Boo Radleys - Lazarus
Teenage Fanclub - The Concept

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Pill Wonder - See You On The Cyan Shore




































Sometimes I hear music that sounds like it's been made for the pure enjoyment of making music. Seattle's Pill Wonder achieves this here. An effortlessly eccentric electronic ride of Oriental tinged synths and lo-fi day-glo'ness. The fade in/fade out gives the impression this is merely a segment of a much longer jam.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Merchandise _ Figured Out




































Merchandise here make a warm, oceanic brew - it could almost be Simple Minds with a cold.

Monday, 24 March 2014

tUnE-yArDs - Water Fountain

































This is catchy. Seriously catchy. A bombardment of percussion and chants perfectly pitched into a euphoric pop explosion.


Friday, 21 March 2014

Laurent Garnier



















Does Garnier have his own laboratoire? This is off his new eight track 12" A13, and totally lays down the business like he's some hungry young whipper with all to prove and not the French Techno legend that could easily be resting on his laurels in the heritage industry.





Thursday, 20 March 2014

BLOUSE - No Shelter




































Remember how good the second MGMT album was? About how it sounded so freaky, so antiquated and almost like a found object? Another recent SXSW hit, BLOUSE from Portland, conjure the same brooding and fading melodicism.







Wednesday, 19 March 2014

J Fernandez - No Luck







































SXSW being the place people first started getting excited about Fleet Foxes and Beach House, this year, into that category of atmospheric, echoey Americana steps J Fernandez.