Juke Joints

November 15, 2007

This week my ipod’s been fully fixed on some new mixes – I’ve dipped my toes into dubstep with the new Caspa and Rusko Fabric live mix which has some nice wobbly basslines but I can’t really see myself embracing the good ship dubstep like it was Jessica Alba.

Deviating slightly, what little I have done listened to the new Burial album Untrue made me wonder what all the gosh it’s genius talk was about, Archangel and Raver sound to me like Moodymann if he’d spent a week smoking rocks in a Brockley council flat. Impressive but not exactly the next level shit all the reviews have said

The new DFA Radio 2007 mixes are fucken great, especially the two Tims Halloween set, head over to the DFA Radio site to get on that shit (You should all have the DFA Radio mixes site bookmarked though right)

Milan Men like Crookers have done a mix for the Together podcast ahead of their appearance at the Together Find Me A Superhero party on the 24th at Turnmills >>>> go get

But the new Tactic mix, We’ve Only Just Begun, has been bossing my rather shoddy looking earphones these past few days. Anyone’s who’s been raiding MP3 blogs for a minute will know all about Tactic. This Kansas City duo have played out with Spank Rock and DipDipDiplo, remixed Blaqstarr for Mad Decent (get that heat here son) and got props from mens like Tittsworth for their production on the Tampa Tony Tactic edit.

One criticism in these days of deifying Ed Banger and co. is people like to cram mixes with banging distorted house music (or Electro Mosh as the NME has decided to call it *sigh*) from the off.

This mix however builds nicely, expertly upping the tempo at the right pace and includes one of my favourite Wonky Disco Prince Homage chuggers of recent times in Ark’s Booty Shake.

Tactic – We’ve Only Just Begun t/l

1. Chicken Lips – You Are Not Ready
2. Ark – Booty Shake
3. Twista Ft. Pharrell – Give It Up (DJ Hoff’s Smoove Remix)
4. Klein & MBO – The MBO Theme
5. Etienne De Crecy – Out Of My Hands (Dj Mehdi Remix)
6. Ready For The World – Oh Sheila (Ben Tactic Remix)
7. The Buffalo Bunch – Time Limited
8. Mr. Oizo – Ovoma
9. Unknownmix – The Siren (Jahcoozi’s Paupers Remix)
10. Apparat – Holdon (Modeselektor Remix)
11. Jacque Lu Cont ft. Ce’cile & General Degree – Na Na Na Na
12. Surkin – And You Too
13. Rustie – Pendulum
14. Blaqstarr – Shake It To The Ground (Drop The Lime Remix)
15. Kanye West – Flashing Lights (Junior Sanchez Remix)
16. Tepr – Minuit Jacuzzi (DatA Remix)
17. Daft Punk – Harder, Faster, Better, Stronger (Breakers Break Remix)
18. Tampa Tony – Can’t Juke Without Me (Tactic Edit)
19. Rustie – Diwali Boom Club Edit
20. Blaqstarr – Superstarr (Tactic Remix)
21. KW Griff – I Got It
22. Dj Laz feat Pitbull & Flo-Rida – Move Shake Drop Remix
23. DJ C ft. MC Zulu – Body Work
24. M.I.A. – World Town
25. Jess & Crabbe – Warlords
26. Example – So Many Roads (Herve Remix)

Download Here

Them Tactic peeps also sent through a couple of the edits used in the mix for your consumption – fill yer boots (they on zdispair cos Divshare has just gone all wonky on me)

Ready For The World – Oh Sheila (Ben Tactic Remix)

Tampa Tony – Can’t Juke Without Me (Tactic Edit)

3 Responses to “Juke Joints”

  1. Modeselektor Says:

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  2. jeej Says:

    Mate, that is music (pardon the pun) to my ears. I feel exactly the same way bout the Burial album. I don’t know anyone (apart from you) that doesn’t think it is the best thing since Miles Davis. Just sounds like moody garage music.

  3. Frankie Says:

    If your first-hand experience of dubstep only reaches as far as caspa and (lol) rusko’s Fabric mix (with its wobbly basslines) then it doesn’t surprise me that you aren’t so appreciative of the Burial album, which deserves all its hype, and more. Reading your articles I wouldn’t really have had it down as your thing, anyway! Really good blog apart from that though!

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