Archive for April, 2009

Strands Of The Past

April 29, 2009

The intent has been there for some time to throw some word love at Glaswegian edit maestro The Revenge (and his many aliases) but THINGS (mostly poorly conceived writers block) have always proceeded to put the kibosh on this.

No more.

The Revenge will be in London this Sunday duking it out on the Queen of Hoxton rooftop with DFA hoi polloi Holy Ghost at the second Escape From New York jumpoff from Tropicana.

Slutty Fringe and entourage will be there. Along with several hundred other revellers.

There is BBQ.

And Rooftop (Sunshine too please)

And Holy Ghost DJing – Look out for the angelic tones of Michael McDonald.

For taste of The Revenge sample the following:

Dennis Edwards – Don’t Look Any Further (The Revenge Rework)

Buy tickets at RA or walk to Phonica or Le Hoxton Queen

The Final Countdown

April 28, 2009


This Friday we return to Dalston for the 8th edition of our little disco night, and as we’re still umming and ahhing over whether to take a summer break it may be the last one for some time.

Still those who are absolutely grief stricken can take solace in the fact that we’re (potentially) going out with a bang as our special guests this month are none other than the incredible In Flagranti, a duo whose releases have been constant presences in our record bags the past few years.

As if that wasn’t enough we also have the rather wonderful Nadia Ksaiba, formerly of Trash and Our Disco and presently electrifying dancefloors with her Say Yes parties, joining us on the decks.

Now I’d planned to try and scoop and interview with IF here but I’ve been busy basically and luckily Miss Toats from Discodust has only gone and done it for us saving me a lunchtime of work, check it out here.

The party starts at 9pm, the door tax will be a ridiculous £3 before 10.30, rising to just £6 after. Early arrivistes will get free vodka jellies and more good music. There’s a Facebook event for it here should you roll that way.

How Lonely Does It Get?

April 24, 2009

Poor Friendly Fires. They never really took off did they?

Maybe it’s cos they’re from St Albans.?

Maybe cos they didn’t have overly revered electro deity Erol Alkan produce their album and they don’t dabble in pretend wizard stupidness like Late of the Pier?

Maybe it’s cos their songs sound like they rip off other songs?

Maybe it’s cos they reject classy remixes from the likes of Leeds upstart Grum?

Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy (Grum Remix)

Grum’s new single Runaway which you might have heard lighting up an otherwise dissapointing Aeroplane Mixmag mix is out now on fledgling label Heartbeats and can be purchased from Beatport.

Special K

April 23, 2009

La Roux are pretty much nailed on to win the media obsessed SynthFemBot 09 race relatively early with the underwhelmin In For The Kill tipped by those who get sent mid week charts to go to number one in the charts no one cared really about after Top Of The Pops got cancelled – thanks mostly to Radio One’s obsession with what is really a tepid remix by Skream.

Meanwhile FACT Magazine have done their best to sabotage the good ship Little Boots with a rather mean summation of little Hesketh’s debut opus – fans of Twitter and Little Boots will know the bottle blonde imp has been brushing it off nonchalantly and perfecting her tourist look in Paris.

Golf claps to Yes Sir We Can Disco Duo Fan Death for providing a welcome distraction at Slutty Fringe HQ from the above and the fact there’s a lack of A/C in the office with both news of their impending debut European tour which takes in a worryingly pedestrian looking Vice party in our London and a rather nice little cover of 80s standard Goodbye Horses from Q Lazarus

Fan Death – Goodbye Horses

Providing one of today’s many highlights on Grindin was Trash Menagerie scribe Audio Pimpstress contention that Q Lazarus’ voice screams transgender serial killer.  For evidence check the Krikor edit of the original from a few years back

Q Lazarus – Goodbye Horses (Krikor Edit)

Burning Like Fire

April 23, 2009


It’s been a long strange journey for Seed Records, from their early days throwing raves in disused tube stations to the label’s current incarnation under the stewardship of Bruce McClure one thing has remained consistent and that’s the quality of their releases.

Since the release of 2008’s Seed Record Volume 2, the label’s output has become even more eclectic with releases ranging from  gorgeous packaged pastoral electronica of Sleeps With Oysters to the deathsexdisco of Antoni Maiovvi‘s ‘Electro Muscle Cult‘.

Fresh for 2009 they’re back with another new discovery, this time the no wave reboot of East Moline’s Eyes. Debut full length ‘Night Eyes‘ is released on Seed in June, till then introduce yourselves to them with the rough and ready freakbeat of ‘We Are The iiEyes’.

Eyes – We Are The iiEyes

Aglio E Olio

April 23, 2009

Ever since Durrrr carped it Slutty Fringe has been at a loss about how to spend our Monday Nights.

We could stay in and swoon over Keeley Hawkes rocking the 80s look to the supreme in Ashes to Ashes but that doesn’t sit well with our ‘out every night on the lig’ veneer’

Yay for our friends Radioolio then who decided to fill this start of the week void by laying down an adventurous collage of raw and intoxicating sounds from the last century and beyond at 93 Feet East.

Radioolio resident DJ Gask conjured this assortment of bizarre music as a taster for the first of this monthly night which takes place this Monday 27th April down Brick Lane


1. L Voag – Your Own Hair – Your Own Chance
2. Fernando Arrabal – ekkoleg
3. The Prisoner OST – Number 6 hates the tune
4. Lard – coming to take me away/ Ethiopiques 8 – tessassategn eko
5. Robert Rental – Paralysis
6. Reznicek and the Manuela Boys – Forgotten Playa
7. People Like Us – Peel Session – Track14 – Do Or DIY
8. Teen Dance Music From China and Malaysia – The Polar Five – <Indecipherable>
9. Charlie McAlister – Song X no 2
10. Rocket or Chiritori – Fifteen Love
11. Tonte Theintan – Lover of the Winter and the Snow
12. Volcano The Bear – reah’s mort/ Smithsonian Folkways Henry Cook Collection – Ionosphere – High Altitude recordings Track 01
13. Irene Moon – Chinese Song
14. Erkki Kurenniemi – Sähkösoittimen Ääniä #4 (1971)
15. Dawn of the Dead OST – H Chappell – The Gonk
16. Xentos Bentos – Sounds That Keep Occurring
17. Frank Pahl – Cats’ Tongues with Cream

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The Best Things In Life Are Free…

April 22, 2009


Well hopefully you should already be aware that this Friday we’re back at Cargo for one of our own parties, and even if I do say so myself I think we’ve done ourselves proud with this one.

Just in case you’ve had your blinkers on let’s have a look at what you’re going to get for the zero price of admission. Playing live on the night we have My Tiger My Timing, Portasound, Line and Band of Skulls, not bad you might be thinking and you know what you’d be right.

But that’s not enough, oh no no, so joining TP and myself in the DJ booth we have the incredible Heartbreak, and frankly one of the best DJs I’ve seen over the past couple of years, Andy Blake.

Now let’s see that in easy to digest note form.

24th April – 7pm till 3am
Slutty Fringe loves Free Fridays!
, Rivington Street, EC2A

Live: My Tiger My Timing, Portasound, Line, Band of Skulls
DJs: Heartbreak, Andy Blake, Slutty Fringe

Why not have a little taster of what you can expect, here’s My Tiger My Timing and Portasound in action.

Pow Wow

April 22, 2009


It was just a few days ago that we were getting excited about Leo Zero‘s refix of the late great Freddy Mercury and here we are back again, this time with a brand new track from the man.

Joining the dots between punk funk and acid house, ‘Let’s Go’ serves as the perfect intro for the forthcoming A Mountain of One man’s solo album ‘Acid Life’. If the rest of the album matches up to this then we’re looking at a stone cold classic.

Leo Zero – Let’s Go

Not happy with all that Leo is also hosting the second best party in London this week*, Wigwam at Proud. Eyeball the flyer and tell me you don’t fancy a bit of that.


In his own words… ‘After hearing loads of NEW music that reminds me of my favourite OLD music, I decided to put on a night and throw it all together in a lovely big mess of PUNK FUNK, AFRO ELECTRO / TECHNO, AND NEW WAVE DISCO.

Here’s a playlist to help you get the idea:

Kid Creole & The Coconuts / Thompson Twins / Gramme / Bow Wow Wow / Liars /Stricken City / Orange Juice /M.I.A. / The Slits / The Pirannahs / Lilliput / Delta 5 / Basement 5 / Erase Errata / Santogold / ESG / Battles / MoodyMann /Vampire Weekend / Loose Joints / Shriekback / Lizzy Mercier Descloux / Telex /Tom Tom Club / X-Ray Spex / The Clash / Liquid Liquid / The Names / Campag Velocet / Gang Of Four / Zazoe Bikaye / African Head Charge / Zdar / Yello / Wunmi / Who Made Who / Tantra / Spandau Ballet / Souxsie & the Banshees / George Kranz /Ray Mang / Rockets / Eddy Grant / Manu Dibango / Zongamin / Afefe Iku / Kissing The Pink /In Flagranti / Gina X / Wally Badarou / Faze Action / Radioclit / Anna Domino / Azoto / Barabas / Black Uhuru / Brodinski / Konk / C-Cat Trance / A Certain Ratio / Cari Lekebusch / Charanga ’79 / Paper Clip People / Chaz Jankel / Chicken Lips / Culture Club / Brazilian Girls / Cybotron / Dennis Ferrer / Buraka Som System / Lee Scratch / Dr John / Freeblood / Dubtribe Soundsystem / Fela Kuti / Toddla T / Grace Jones / Haircut 100 / Mock & Toof / Isolee / Kleeer / Konga’s / Medium Medium / Laidback / LCD / Map Of Africa / Martha & The Muffins / Perfect Zebras / Red Planet / Essential Logic / Can / Mickey Moonlight / Yothu Yindy / Rusted Root/ Octave One / Hector Zazou / Blancmange / Candido / HolyGhost! / Toto Coelo / Fuzz Against Junk / The Invisible / Nitzer Ebb / BIG PIG / PIG BAG / etc. etc.’



April 20, 2009

First Fruits Of Major Lazer Official Internet Leakage.

Merci Wes And Dave x

Major Lazer – Hold The Line  (DJ Edit)

go to maddecent for accapella and instro

For The Last Time

April 19, 2009

The growing attraction between Modeselektor and Siriusmo gets ever sleazier with the latter being repsonsible for the forthcoming first release on the former’s new label Monkeytown Records.

Entitled The Uninvited Guest, Siriusmo’s signature take on electronic music is evident on each of the six tracks despite differing genres being brushed upon – Let Me In has the slightest element of dubstep to it for example.

Overall a pervading sense of Siriusmo being the less scattergun reincarnation of  Mr Oizo sits happily on our cerebral cortex after several repeat listenings of The Uninvited Guest.

Siriusmo – High Together

The Uninvited Guest is released on June 15th with a further EP preceding the release of a Siriusmo album on Monkeytown all before we wave goodbye to 2009

Do You Like Anol?

April 19, 2009

We like Anol

More specifically Glaswegian duo Dolby Anol whose releases for Backyard Recordings are along with Tronik Youth almost enough to forgive the label for inducing several thousand remixes of The Gosssips on the internet a few years ago.

Whilst we sit on our hands waiting impatiently for a new EP on Tigerbass described quite eloquently as fucking crazy let’s revel three times in how Dolby Anol take apart other peoples music

Ben Butler & Mousepad – Infinite Capacity (Dolby Anol edit)

Kap10kurt – Mission Complete (Dolby Anol Remix)

In Flagranti – Brash & Vulgar (Dolby Anol edit)

Objects & Their Purpose

April 19, 2009

Those experts in throbbing smacked out horror core electronica known to the more discerning corners of the internet and style magazines as Salem continue apace their world tour of boutique record labels.

Following highly regarded releases on Vancouver’s Acephale and our fave London label Merok, fledgling Tokyo imprint Big Love are next to dip their toes into the murky waters of paranoid noise Salem conspire to create with an seven inch EP of mad limited proportions (300 for the world)

Salem – OhK

Square Pegs

April 15, 2009


So some new tracks from Circlesquare dropped through the virtual postbox this week and got me all a flutter. Sadly though this was mainly because my booze pickled brain had got them mixed up with Soft Circle, who have been doing strange things to my pleasure centre recently.

Still after my initial dissapointment I soon returned to my previous state of mild euphoria upon noticing those magic words – Juan Maclean Remix, bracketed after the track title. W00t, as people are prone to say on the internet. As an extra bonus it came packaged with another remix courtesy of the heroically gallic Anoraak, whom I shared a bill with a couple of months ago and made me laugh no end.

Digging deeper it would appear  Circlesquare are no slouches even when rolling solo, part of that ever growing communtiy of button pushers self exiled to Berlin, they have just toured with Metronomy and is about to set off again soon with those other fringe favourites Junior Boys. Now if you’re going to judge someone by their friends, that’s pretty good company to keep.

The tracks below originally hail from the album ‘Songs about Dancing and Drugs’ you may wish you investigate more about that kind of thing here.

Circlesquare – Hey You Guys (Juan Maclean Remix Edit)

Circlesquare – Dancers (Anoraak & Russ Chimes Remix)

Escape From New York

April 7, 2009

The good people at Tropicana hooked the good people at Slutty Fringe up with a pair of VIP tickets for you lucky people to their Escape From New York Bank Holiday Sunday party with Brennnan Green, Trevor Jackson, Mock N Toof, Toby Tobias and Justin Miller.

Taking place at the newly opened Queen Of Hoxton this 15 hour event makes full use of the super awesome roof terrace at the venue.

To win the VIP tickets and a swag bag of exclusive music and mixes please answer the following question

Which Soul Crooner turned Scientologist starred alongside Kurt Russell in the epic John Carpenter classic Escape From New York?

Please send email entitled “Drinks Are Free” to this address

Competition closes this Friday 12pm with winners notified by 3pm.

It Was Like Nothing Before or Since

April 6, 2009

Last year we carped on endlessly about the genius of the James Rutledge formerly known as Pedro. People obviously paid attention cos both URB and The NME put him on some fancy lists.

This year has been a bit dry on this subject matter as it’s taken a whole four months for boxfresh example of Rutledge genius to surface in the shape of a lovingly lopsided remix of Esser’s Headlock which drops on 27th April along with remix by Big Pink

Esser – Headlock (James Rutledge Remix)

More Rutledge Remix is forthcoming in the shape of Fever Ray & Bombay Bicycle Club with additional ambient giddyness provided by The Great Esctasy of James Rutledge on Lo Recordings