January 2012

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Posted in: New Music

Stuck on Repeat – Volume 7 Stuck on Repeat simply collects together a load of tracks over an un-specified amount of time that we consider essential listening. As always with these types of things there maybe certain tracks you've already heard, tracks we've missed or accidentally overlooked, so please feel free to hit up the comments with anything you think is indispensable. In no particular order.... Locked Groove - Rooted (Hotflush Recordings) Boddika & Joy Orbison - Mercy (Hotflush Recordings) Claude VonStroke & Eats Everything - Ignorance is Bliss (Dirtybird) Todd Terje - Inspector Norse (Smalltown ... Read more / Preview track
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Jacques Lu Cont – Church Stuart Price aka Thin White Duke aka Les Rythmes Digitales made a shock return to the decks and the studio last year with perhaps his most iconic and revered alias of them all 'Jacques Lu Cont'. In recent years Stuart Price has been content to produce other artist’s music with the likes of Madonna and the Killers employing his services, and whilst highly commendable it did deprive the clubbing circuit of one if its more pivotal members. Hands up if you remember and still cherish his Fabriclive 09 mix.....putting my hands down now so I can continue typing. The new single Church ... Read more / Preview track
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Madteo – Bugler Gold Pt.1 (Hinge Finger) New Yorks Madteo gets the honour of the opening release on Joy Orbison and Will Bankhead’s new label Hinge Finger. The opening gambit from Madteo suggests that Hinge Finger will strive to explore the more unconventional end of the electronic market, putting out sounds that are unlikely to appeal to the more mass market among you. Often this type of approach can come off as self indulgent nonsense, however with the long serving and iconic designer Will Bankhead working closely alongside the equally iconic producer Joy Orbison these worries are likely to prove unfounded, with each mind ... Read more / Preview track
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Blah Blah Blah meets The 2 Bears The 2 Bears are made up of one half Joe Goddard (Hot Chip) and one half Raf Rundell (Greco-Roman Soundsystem) and combined they make Indie-Electro House. We first came across them with their debut EP ‘Follow the Bears’ in 2010 and have since been hooked into their playful melodies and stomping beats. Earlier this year their ‘Bear Hug’ track exploded into the public consciousness and with the latest single ‘Work’ having a similar affect we decided to pop down to their neck of the woods and ask a few questions about them and their imminent debut LP ‘Be Strong’ due for release ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Mixtape

Essential Mix – The 2 Bears (2012) The 2 Bears debut LP 'Be Strong' is due to drop Jan 30th on Southern Fried Records in the UK and DFA in the States. In the last 12 months the furry twosome of Raf Rundell and Joe Goddard have been making considerable waves with their unique brand of curios indie electro-pop. Their sound has been gathering fans from home and abroad, making this LP one of the first highly anticipated electronic albums of 2012. In the build up to its release the Bears have just recorded the much coveted Essential Mix (see below) and have also answered a few questions with us which we will be posting tomorrow. ... Read more / Preview track
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DJ Kicks The Exclusives DJ Kicks is one of the longest serving compilation series within dance music, releasing its first mix in 1995 when the idea of a commercially marketed mix was the thing of dreams. Since then the DJ Kicks series has drawn influence from all facets of electronic music with mixes from the likes of Stereo MC's, The Glimmers, Tiga, Four Tet, Hot Chip, Chromeo and Scuba to name a few. However every man and his blog has a mix series these days so why should we care about 'DJ Kicks'... DJ Kicks like its peers the Essential Mix and the Fabric Live series has stood the test of time through a ... Read more / Preview track
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GoldFFinch – Point of Entry (877 Records) GoldFFinch first came to our attention with their sublimely accessible bass single Red Mask on Numbers, and now the Belguim duo are back with their 3rd single - 'Point of Entry/Arabian Prince' on 877 Records. Leading off with 'Point of Entry' GoldFFinch demonstrate again that they have a sound that gives them both an air of credibility whilst appealing to the wider dancefloor. The combination of ground shaking sub, booty vocal loops, punchy drums and almost fidget type leanings mean this track is going to be on heavy rotation for a wide range of DJs. Second track Arabian Prince is ... Read more / Preview track
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Joy Orbison & Boddika – Froth / Mercy With the unprecedented success of Swims Boddika and Joy Orbison have announced that they will be doing a series of 12 inches together on the freshly launched Sunklouwn label. The first of these releases includes the superb 'Mercy' track that we featured on the blog back in 2011. Froth/Mercy is due to be released Feb 21st and is currently available for pre-order via the Rubadub site. Thanks to XLR8R for the heads up on this one. Boddika & Joy Orbison - Mercy Boddika & Joy Orbison - Froth Related Posts Joy Orbison - Hinge Finger (Mixtape) Boddika & Joy O - ... Read more / Preview track