June 2011

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Posted in: Albums

SBTRKT – SBTRKT (Album Review) After hearing Sbtrkt's debut streaming on Hype Machine last week we decided to give it a full review. Unfortunately with the head honchos in Glastonbury, the less lucky writer for this blog ended up in the Isle Of Wight which, it turns out, is just as difficult to blog from as a muddy field due to the island being eternally stuck in the 80s and not knowing what WiFi is. Anyway, we're back on solid ground now so here it is. It's been a while since electronic music has had any serious purchase in the mainstream consciousness. There's been one-off Ibiza anthems and the production houses have ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Mixtape

Blah Blah Blah DJs – WeAre4 (Mixtape) In true Blah Blah Blah tradition we have spent days and days hunched over our decks carefully crafting our 4th Birthday mix - WeAre4. This mix probably took more days than initially planned however we are really pleased with the results, and would probably go as far as to say this is one of our best mixes to date, a bold claim I know. WeAre4 starts at a sedately thoughtful 110bpm before shamelessly dropping its trousers and leaving nothing to the imagination as it bangs out some main room destroyers before settling back down and letting you know that it has tender side. Hope you ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Latest

Beastie Boys – Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win (Feat. Santigold) (Major Lazer Remix) Whole host of comebacks here, and despite the Moombahton tag which Im still a little wary of, I'm loving this track. Think Gorillaz's 'Feel Good Inc' if it was written by Major Lazer and you'll have a fair idea of what to expect.........Major Lazer Beastie Boys - Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (Feat.Santigold) (Major Lazer Remix) Pre-order Vinyl 7" (Click Here) Pressed on Red Gold & Green Tie Dye Colored vinyl - Limited to 1000 pieces! Related Posts Major Lazer - Essential ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Albums

Digitalism – I Love You Dude (Album Review) It's been four years since Digitalism released their debut, Idealism. At that time they were one of a handful of pioneers developing the hybrid of indie and dance music and Idealism stands as an important milestone in the progression of what became known as 'nu-rave'. Since then the genre notoriously expanded, diluted and collapsed under the weight of weak immitators and heavy criticism from it's initial supporters. Four years on and everything has changed in the world around them, do Digitalism have what it takes to keep up? The first thing that needs to be said about Digitalism's new ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Interviews

Blah Blah Blah meets Digitalism Four years have passed since the genre defining 'Idealism' and now they are back with their 2nd LP 'I Love You Dude' out today. We caught up with them just before their upcoming performance at Exit Festival and asked a few probing questions....... Blah Blah Blah: – You formed Digitalism in 2004 and by 2007 you had released your debut album ‘Idealism’ to critical acclaim. What were you doing before you formed Digitalism? Digitalism: - We kind of just finished school! We started the band when we were about 20, 22, and we met while Jence was still going to high school and working in ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

Instra:mental – Pyramid (3024) Next on Martyn's 3024 imprint is the hotly coveted monster 'Pyramid' by Instra:Mental. Over the last few months Pyramid has been generating considerable hype as a carefully selected number of DJs have been dropping it in all the right places. For me it was SCB's exemplarily XLR8R Podcast 193 that bought it to my attention. Built around a solid 4/4 beat Pyramids main riff pulses back and forth from sub-bass to lead hook whilst lush pads fill the backdrop until the track drops everything for a sinister sounding lead synth line and lone kick drum before building the tension back up with ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Competitions

Win Tickets – TEED (Live) Scala June 16th We have 2 pairs of tickets to give away for 'Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs' show at Scala (London) this Thursday 16th June. Each winner will also get a copy of Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Household Goods and Trouble EP's.   HOW TO WIN - simply follow us on Twitter @BlahBlahBlahDjs and post the following update... RT + follow @BlahBlahBlahDjs to win 2 Tickets to TEED (Live) June 16th Scala London #TEEDCOMP @TEEDinosaurs Competition closes Thursday 16th June at Midday, after which we will pick a winner at random and tweet them details on how to claim their ... Read more / Preview track