Archive for July, 2006

Electric Chair Executions: Exclusive Products of Mancunia

July 31, 2006

Manchester Clubbing Institution The Electric Chair has been keeping the warehouse party vibe going for over 11 years. A mystic brew of house, disco, hip-hop, broken beat, Latin, R&B, techno and northern sulphuric soul that has seen such clubbing luminaries as Joe Claussell, Laurent Garnier and Francois Kevorkian grace the Music Box DJ booth alongside resident alchemists Luke and Justin Unabomber.

Having been fortunate enough last year to attend The Electric Chair loft party in secret Manchester location where Mad Matts, Kelvin Brown and Henrik Schwarz blew the fecking roof off, I can attest to the excellence of their clubnights.

Over the past few years, Luke and Justin have also released several quality compilations of tracks that are guaranteed dancefloor bombs. The Electriks family are also responsible for a series of disco and boogie re-edits released on the Electric Souls label. These were strictly limited vinyl only pressings which were always promptly snapped up. However, The Electriks peeps did see sense and put together a cd of the 13 best selections from those releases and they sent me a copy which was extremely nice of them.

Here are a couple of my favourite tracks from this collection (all m4a. files)

UB’s Return – Bump & Dilly

UB – Shake Em Up

I was also recently given a CDr of sneaky re-edits and productions by the Unabombers and friends so I thought I would share a couple with ya (all m4a. files)

Marvin Gaye – Inner City Blues

CJ & O Band – J’ouvert

Elektrons – Sunshine Love

You can purchase lots of Electric Chair related musical goodness here and check their website for mixes, info on upcoming shows and photo galleries of previous Electriks Executions

Sunday Djing Runnings

July 28, 2006

Just a quick note to say the splendid Keep Up!* collective have invited me down to play some records this sunday at their Locktones night in Camden. Having attended this event on several previous occasions and embarrassed myself and others with some rather drunken behaviour I can’t wait!

Full Details

Keep Up! presents Lock Tones @Lock 17 Canalside Bar
Camden Lock, Camden
Sunday 30th July
6pm-12am

With Jus’ Jules & Nexus (Keep Up!)

Utrophia DJs

tonypoland (slutty fringe)

*Please note: The Keep Up! website is currenly going through a rather lengthy spring clean, hence it’s not quite up to date. A current website is due to drop any day now, brimming with all upcoming dates and podcasts including Jazzman Gerald recorded live at one of their previous nights!!

Three mp3s for A Friday Part Two

July 28, 2006

Husky Rescue – Summer Time Cowboy (Implosion Quintet remix)

Original track by Husky Rescue (c) Catskills Records. Additional performance and production by Implosion Quintet. Sourced from Akanda

Husky Rescue are perhaps my favourite band to come out of the explosion of Scandinavian music that was heralded by Royksopps unlikely mastering of the UK pop charts. Coming out of Helsinki, Finland, the Husky first came to my attention through several discreet and eery sounding 10 inches released on the Catskills imprint in 2003. Since then they have released a debut longplayer, Country Falls, with a follow up promised soon.

This remix of Summertime Cowboy was submitted by the rather special Implosion Quintet for the Catskills edition of the Akanda remix competition. Akanda is an excellent website that offers unsigned artists the chance to remix established artists from splendid labels such as Compost, Ninjatune, Cook Shop and Hospital. The Implosion Quintet remix is without doubt my favourite remix of the many that were submitted.

LINKS

Husky Rescue - News on upcoming tours and releases
Catskills Records - Home to Husky Rescue, Bushy, Aldo Vanucci and more
Akanda – current remix competition is Ben Mono on Compost Recordings
Implosion Quintet - lots more implosion quintet musical niceness here

Only Freak – Can’t Get Away (Solid Groove Remix)

Dave “Solid Groove” Taylor has been killing it with his wonky house sound for several years now (just check his remix credentials here) and he is especially hot sauce right now. The Switch monster A Bit Patchy still gets regular play from me and the budding partnership with young buck Sinden has seen releases on Atlantic Jaxx and a new record label, Counterfeet, which had already served up a tasty EP and promises future releases from Radioclit.

This remix is taken from the Belgian outfit Only Freaks release of Can’t Get Away (From Your Love) on Freerange Records last year. Itself a cover of an old Carol Williams disco track from 1982, the Solid Groove remix retains the female vocals but adds the trademark fat beats and wonky bass.

You can purchase this release and much more recommended Freerange goodness Here

Rappers Delight Club – The First Ladies Anthem

Man like Hint hooked me up with this music project which undoubtedly will be the best thing you hear this year. Download this mp3, visit their myspace page, listen to the other tracks (Hum is especially good) be their friend, leave glowing comments, tell your friends about them!

New York Musical Memories

July 25, 2006

Earlier this year I decided to up sticks from London Town in March and head out to New York for a month for what was my inaugaraul visit to the city that never sleeps. It was an amazing experience, I turned up with only a box of records, a bag of clothes, a ipod crammed with music and a head full of fancy and left some thirty days later, exhausted, broke, happy and full of stories which will not be divulged on these here pages.

Instead, I am posting three of the songs that soundtracked some of my time there……….

Alice Russell – Mean To Me (m4a. file)

Having shied away from the Tru Thoughts output over the past few years (more to do with my increasing predilection for shouty girl electro than a slant on the quality of their releases) I haven’t particularly been enamoured by anything Alice Russell shaped that they have released.

Apart From This. Alice sings like she has been on the horn for a fortnight with no takers, and TM Juke’s Two Step Boogie production fits perfectly and makes for a song which is dancefloor filth.

Tru Thoughts are releasing Under The Munka Moon II soon – an album compiling several b sides and covers by Alice Russell plus lots of remixes of her by such artists as Dj Vadim, Bonobo and Nostalgia 77. You can get that and lots more Tru Thoughts stuff here

Theo Parrish – Ugly Edits vol 5 side A1 (m4a. file)

I was only really introduced to the Theo Parrish sounds in the last year having being given a CDR of his productions and mixes (ask politely and i might upload the splendid two hour MasterMix from 2001 he did) and soon after the immense Carl Craig remix of Falling Up dropped (available here) which made me sit up and take notice.

This track was released as part of Mr Parrish’s achingly limited and painfully expensive Ugly Edit EP series. What the original source is I do not know know but Parrish crafts over nine minutes of disco sunshine which complemented perfectly my jaunts through the East Village in the baking heat rocking my aviators.

Rush Hour Records has some of the Ugly Edit series back in stock along with other assorted Theo Parrish goodness.

Slick Rick featuring OutKast – Street Talkin’

Bomb tune, Simple As – I just don’t hear hiphop like this these days (maybe has something to do with my predilection for shouty girl electro hmmm)

Buy Slick Rick here Help pay the mans legal fees!

<<<<<<<<<< Bonus New York mp3 >>>>>>>>>>>>>

Regina Spektor – That Time

Taken from her latest album Begin To Hope, I have posted this track because it’s my favourite from the album, it heavily namechecks NYC (her hometown) and because the structure of the song I could apply to my own time there. (I also like how she describes tangerines)

You can buy Begin To Hope here

For a photographic insight into my time in New York, touch here

 

 

Feadz, Uffie & Errorsmith in Glasgae

July 24, 2006

Well it was kind of inevitable that sooner or later Uffie would make an appearance on the slutty fringe blog given the fact her music is blowing up right now despite her vocal style splitting opinions and also because I think she is rather swoonsome. Anyway……..
The splendid Numbers out of Glasgow have invited Feadz, Uffie and Errorsmith to play at their night in August. Following recent shows with Diplo & Bonde Do Role and Phon.O, this demonstrates the Numbers Crew policy of getting the musical hotness to perform in Glasgow on a regular basis.

Numbers/Wireblock/Point.one Present

Errorsmith (Smith & Hack, Berlin) LIVE/DJ
Feadz & Uffie (Bpitch, Ed Banger) DJ/MC
Jackmaster & Spencer (Numbers, Wireblock)
VJ Retina Glitch

Friday 4th August
Glasgow School of Art
10.30 till 3am

£10 plus BF (free fights with bouncers available, ask at door)

cheap booze
1 quid pints, spirits etc

Numbers Website: www.northsouthdivide.com/

Errorsmith Website: www.errorsmith.de/

Uffie Myspace: www.myspace.com/uffie

Feadz Myspace: www.myspace.com/feadz

Some Slutty Fringe Bonuses

Errorsmith DJ mix Here

(If you can understand rapidshare)

Numbers on Youtube

Discobelle has the latest Uffie tracks

Mr Trick – Hella Flossy Mix

July 21, 2006

HOLLAWHAT!!

Mr Trick – Label boss of NeedleWork Records, Presenter on Resonance FM, President of The Winona Ryder Appreciation Society, Soon to be Father (Best of luck with all that!) and a man solely responsible for ingraining the expression AYO HOLLAWHUT!?!?!?! on the subconscious minds of a entire generation finds enough spare time in his life to be a rather nifty dj.

Recently, Mr Trick contributed a guest mix to Johnny Reggae‘s radioshow and now he has posted it on his website for download.

In his own words…………

“Music in the mix includes exclusives from Mat Young and Joey Beats, as well as a Fink remix by yours truly, EdIT, me and Wax’s “I KILL YOU WITH MY MIND” track, a Mashit tribute, Rakim, Usher and shitloads more…”

Get it Here

Up The Anti!

And if that tickles your pickle you really should purchase “Up The Anti”, the mix he and Waxfactor recently put out cos it’s fookin splendid!

Those in the US touch here to buy
Those in the UK touch here to buy

Three mp3s for A Friday Part One

July 21, 2006

Hollertronix – Buy It, Use It (Diplo mix)

hollertronix vol.4The Hollertronix eps have been a rather good way to get the gal dem shake hips at Destroy All Monsters parties (shallow hipster doofuses that we are) – invariably with blends there have been a few ropey tracks on each release but there is always one track that makes it a neccessary purchase and with Hollertronix 4, for me, it was the diplo flipover of Touch It by Busta Rhymes.

 

Buy Hollertronix ep’s here

Blues Explosion – Mars Arizona (DFA Remix)

DFA Remixes Vol. 1This refix of the Blues Explosion from the recent DFA Remixes Album contains what I refer to as high bass woosh potential. At around the 5 minute mark, the DFA start laying down some absolutely evil bass sounds that shoot out of your speakers like scud missiles.

 

Get the DFA Remixes Volume One here

 

I implore you do, it’s a great compilation of their early remix work (Their remix of Deceptacon by Le Tigre is a D.A.M. favourite) and there is a second volume dropping in the autumn.

Green Velvet – Flash (m4a. file)

Green Velvet - Flash “The Camera’s Ready, Prepare The Flash!”

At the cusp of New Years Eve in December 2000, I visited Belfast to stay with my cousin Laurie and see in the new year getting extremely wonky at Belfast clubbing institution Shine. He had just purchased a Bugged Out comp mixed by Justin Robertson & Felix Da Housecat and he proceeded to play it at every possible opportunity at full volume. The one track from that cd that stayed in my memory was Flash by Green Velvet.
You can purchase some remixes of Flash here

spank rock accapellas

July 21, 2006

Those ever so talented spank rock kids have finally relented and posted up accapellas of the entire YoYoYoYo lp (one of this years finest)

Hopefully this means we will soon see a slew of mentalist remixes

touch here for the accapellas: http://spankrock.net/accaps/

also check this short wee ronnie darko mix that was put together on their recent tour: http://www.ronniedarko.com/RadioActive.mp3

and don’t be slacking on the ACT: http://www.aircockthrust.com/

Maurice Fulton

July 21, 2006

The rather excellent daughters of invention have just posted up a link to some mo fulton wonky niceness in the shape of several thirty minute podcasts.

Having been impressed by the trademark “house that sounds like its falling down the stairs” noise of fulton for a good few years (check his remix of The Free Association’s “Sugarman” for nasty bass and psycho screams) I was somewhat full of giddyness. And I wasn’t dissapointed

check it here

for a full rundown on the fulton genius touch here and here

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