Nothing Like The Ringtone

December 13, 2007

Having had a riotous time at the Santogold gig last Thursday it was fully my intention to write a glowing review of what was without doubt one of the best gigs of this year for me. However, an over indulgence in all sorts of alcohol at the nearby afterparty left me in dire straits for the remainder of the weekend (Manlike me is getting old these days and other such excuses)

For the record, Mapei killed it, looking rather hothothot in a blue spandex catsuit, and spitting rhymes over some classic hiphop samples at one point and doing some rather natty freestyling about 3 girls she pulled onto stage. Santogold was most impressive too with Creator obviously getting the heaviest cheer, with the suprise appearance of Naeem from Spank Ro adding to the allround special feeling – Oh if Mapei is reading this then I apologise for trying to tealeaf your bowler hat several times over….

So anyway, at some point before this year carps it there’s going to be a 2007 retrospective listing the slutty fringe favourite tracks, albums, producers, remixes, haircuts etc but until that point here are some mixes that have found their way to me.

Mr Elastik is more commonly known to the HypeMachine Huggers as purveyor of wonkyfidget The Bulgarian. His track Justice caused a minor degreee of bewilderment earlier this year when edbAnger freaks mistook for some slipped under the radar Justeeece action.

Fools, anyway Mr Elastik has just finished a Christmas Mix which thankfully isn’t seasonally tasted, instead it contains lots of nice wonky techno/house music and cheeky re/edits – bonus props for the inclusion of Boy 8 Bit’s Burial refix cos it rubs the Burial bores up a treat!

Mr Elastik – Christmas Mix tracklist
Robert Babicz – Ping Pong Moonlight (Original)
Jesse Voorn – Here IT Comes (Tony Senghore remix)
Yelle – Les Femmes (mr.elastik live edit)
Rainer Weichhold – Bamboo (original)
The Bulgarian – Crazy Dog Biscuit (KiNK remix [mr.elastik live edit])
Ellen Allien – Your Body Is My Body (original)
Burial – Archangel (Boy 8-bit remix)
Drums of Death – You Ain’t No Punk You (mr.elastik’s live edit)
Thom Yorke – Eraser (xxxchange mix [mr.elastik’s live edit])
Britney Spears – Gimme More (Sam’s secret remix)
mr.elastik – Social Electrics (original)
mr.elastik – Justice (Mowgli Remix)
Mario Kober – Im Wasser (Original)
m0wgli – Satisfaxxxion?
Quench – Dreams (Sebastien Leger remix [mr.elastik’s live edit])
Simian Mobile Disco – Hustler (Shackleton remix)
Surviv – Epic Flow (Ryan Murgatroyd Mix)
Bloc Party – Where is Home? (Burial Remix [mr.elastik’s live edit])
BitCrushers – Time To Work (mr.elastik remix)
Plastikman – Spastik (Dubfire Rework)
Justice – D.A.N.C.E. (Les Rythmes Digitales remix [mr.elastik’s live edit])

Download here or here

One name to check in 2008 is definitely Riva Starr, already getting hype for releases on Dirty Bird and Front Room, is a past guest at Get Rude (c’mon y’all know if the Zombie Disco Squad be on them then you gots to follow suit) and soon to be sharing space on the Armand Van Helden remix train with Switch.

Fully embracing the self promotion ethos Riva Starr done the nice thing and sent through a recently recorded live set for the ears of Slutty Fringe readers (and I’m sure plenty of other blogs) which is heavy heavy heavy
Riva Starr Bootleg Mix Track/List:

Riva Starr – Thizzle
Worthy – Crack El (Justin Martin’S Stoopir Crunky – Ill Hyphy
Speculum – The Menace (Mike Monday Mix)
John Tejada & Justin Maxwell – Mind Bend
Einzelkind, Meat – Bonus Beats
Riva Starr – Wtf
Pecan – Pecan
Tricky Disco – Tricky Disco
Underworld – Globe (Jesse Rose Mix)
Bart B More – Basement Beats
John Dalhback – Sting
Catz & Dogz (3 Channels) – Fixation
30hz – Daddio (Trevor Loveys Mix)
Pirate Robot Midget – It’S My Beat Now (Riva Starr Mix)
Claude Von Stroke – Who’S Afraid Of Detroit (Tanner Ross Mix)
Santos – The Echobox

Download here

As an added bonus, there is some unreleased Riva Starr goodness in the shape of the track Crazy Frog which is simply splendid!

Riva Starr – Crazy Frog

Buy Riva Starr tracks at Beatport

Faggatronix were recently bestowed the honour of doing an end of year mixtape for one of the best free things in life, Fact Magazine, and you should all know about it! Continuing where previous mixes by Bok Bok and Manara left off, it has liberal doses of bassline music, including Niche which I have only recently become fully aware of thanks to Chantelle Fiddy

Bok Bok – Whole World Changing Dub (Southside Intro)
Riva Starr – WTF
Buraka Som Sistema – Wawaba (Radioclit Remix)
Zomby – Tender Touch (Tropical House Mix)
Kink – Badman (The Bulgarian’s Sneaky Edit)
Thunderheist – Bubblegum (Hatchmatik Birdflu in June Remix)
Ssion – Clown (Moves Remix)
Mr Virgo – Game Over
Kasia – Over You (Dexplicit Remix)
T2 – Loose Screws
Lloyd – Get It Shawty (DJ Rashad & Chi Boogie Juke Jams Remix)
D Wizz – Salt Pepper Ketchup Hot Sauce
Curses! – What I Need
L-Vis 1990 – Mr Wobble
Nitro – It’s You Remix
Bart B More – So It Goes
Skepta – Bok Bok’s 2007 Allstar Edit
Drop The Lime – Ready or Not (DTL’s Slime You Refix)
Zomby – Float
Armand Van Helden – I Want Your Soul (Crookers OG Chop)
Drums of Death – Breathe (Curses! Remix)
The Bug feat. Flow Dan & Killa P – Skeng (Kode9 Remix)
Burial – Archangel (Boy 8-Bit Simple Remix)

Download here (direct link)

I could be really cheeky and up the Simian Mobile Disco mix that is on this month’s Mixmag but I’ve not even had a chance to listen to it!

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