April 2010

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Blur – Fool’s Day (Download) As part of Record Day Blur sold 1000 limited copies of their freshly recorded new song Fools Day, their first material since 2003......sadly being a slightly obsessed Blur fan I was unable to get a copy on Vinyl, however Blur have kindly given the single away as a free download on their website. This has been available since midnight on record day, however I am writing this piece as I am getting increasingly frustrated with touts and having quickly popped on Ebay my annoyance has been renewed with the discovery that certain individuals are selling the record for up to £350 unplayed forcing ... Read more / Preview track
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Essential Mix (500th) – Aeroplane (Live) We have been long-time admirers of Aeroplane with their lush remixes and most recently their excellent Feb 2010 mix which has had almost 15,000 plays on Soundcloud. Therefore we were very pleased when we heard they had been given the honour of recording the 500th BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. Essential Mix (500th) - Aeroplane  Track Listing 01. Aeroplane – We Can’t Fly 02. OTP PArty Breaks #1 – Lifetime Groove 03. Radiorama – Vampires ( Remix ) 04. Marta Acuna – Dance, Dance, Dance 05. Lucio Battisti – Ancora Tu 06. Aphex Twin – IZ-US 07. Friendfly Fires – Paris ( ... Read more / Preview track
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Todd Edwards – I Might Be Todd Edwards began his musical journey around 1992 and since then he has remixed and collaborated with countless artists, including the likes of Daft Punk, Justice & the Klaxons. Todd Edwards is primarily considered a US house producer, however his work is often considered to be one of the key influences behind the British based UK Garage scene, and this new work is a timely reminder of 2-Steps roots as what seems like a garage rival continues to gather pace. With this in mind it is fitting to see a legend of the scene MJ Cole and a current musical pioneer Joy Orbison on remix duty....The ... Read more / Preview track
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5 Years of Dirtybird…… Dirtybird released its first record in Janaury 2005 but the idea began in 2002 during the production of “Intellect,” one of the most intensive studies on DJs and producers of house and techno music ever filmed. The Intellect dvd featured over 40 interviews with legendary producers from Juan Atkins, to Swayzak. Director Barclay Crenshaw created the concept of the label in order to supply tracks for the dvd soundtrack. In 2003, Barclay’s friend Christian Martin purchased a massive portable sound system and began throwing outdoor parties in San Francisco called “dirtybird.” The bird ... Read more / Preview track
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Uffie meets Pharrell Its been a long-time since the excellent Pop the Glock, but Uffie is finally back and ready to release her debut LP 'Sex, Dreams and Denim Jeans' on Ed Banger Records. After her initial hype and success in 06/07 things went a bit quiet, with Uffie not quite delivering on her early promise, however Ed Banger supremo Busy P appears intent on not letting that happen again, and with collaborations with Pharrell and Madonna producing Mirwais behind the controls things are looking good for Uffie and 2010. Thanks to Discodust for Uploading this Track Uffie featuring Pharrell - Add Suv ... Read more / Preview track
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Beatport Music Awards 2010 Beatport have just launched their first ever music awards and having checked it out it makes some interesting reading. There are 36 categories altogether: Best Artists (separated into 18 genres), and Best Track (17 genres, with both originals and remixes), with a final open question asking the public to name the ‘most influential, relevant and forward-thinking person in electronic music over the past 12 months’, however all nominees are based solely on Beatport sales data from March 2009 - March 2010. Fundamentally this makes logical sense, however having read through the list of ... Read more / Preview track
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Stopmakingme – Big Stereo Style You may have noticed that Stopmakingme has been writing for the Blah Blah Blah blog over recent months, however it would appear he has been too humble to mention the recent article on himself that was featured on the hugely influential Big Stereo blog.... You can also catch Stopmakingme playing alongside L-Vis 1990 & The Filthy Dukes at his Kill Em All residency this Friday in our home town of ... Read more / Preview track
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Fabriclive 51: The Duke Dumont (Promo Mix) In anticipation of The Duke's Fabriclive launch party this Friday check the link below for a freshly recorded 30 minute mix in honour of this occasion. Once again Duke Dumont demonstrates his ear for musical diversity producing a mix of eery discordant quality that flows and ebbs through the speakers. Thanks to Fabric for sending us this mix link.... To listen to this promo mix Click Here Track List 01. Sooishi - Panther 02. Dj Ringardos - Was Better In 88 03. Moby - Pale Horses - Apparat Remix 04. Skunk Anansise - Because Of You (Duke Dumont Remix) 05. Moderat - Les Grandes ... Read more / Preview track