Archive for May, 2009

An Introduction To Awareness

May 28, 2009

Further evidence that the Music Industry is trying to shoehorn Slutty Fringe into saying “Hey, that Florence & The Machine, they’re alright actually, you should buy/google search their album”

Current object of Slutty Fringe’s lusty disco affections Leo Zero letting loose on Rabbit Heart, considered by Grindin’s resident popbitches to be the best track on Flo’s debut opus.

Keep trying Music Industry, just you keep trying….

Flo & The Machines – Rabbit Heart (Leo Zero Remix)

Everything Is Changing

May 25, 2009

Gatto Fritto is Dissident Alumni

Gatto Fritto dukes it out with Noze for best remix of No You Girls – look out for this in June

p.s. Juan Maclean Remix = production burnout, sadly

Gatto Fritto provided one of my vinyl purchasing highlights of the last twelve months with the beautifully cosmic reimagination of Subway which still sends tickles of delight down spinal cord now and is perfect aural accompaniment for lazy sunny Bank Holiday Monday.

Subway – Simplex (Gatto Fritto Remix)

This is available on the recent Soul Jazz Records Singles 2008 – 2009 compilation which treads the lines betwixt techno, dubstep, cosmico & rowdy bashment quite nicely – purchase here

Bam Bam

May 22, 2009

Kap Bambino have new single out now called Dead Lazers – We like Birdie Nam Nam Remix

Kap  Bambino – Dead Lazers (Birdy Nam Nam Remix)

Kap Bambino have new album called Blacklist out soon

Kap Bambino, no strangers to striking hairstyles themselves,  took time out from creating speaker blowing feedback bleeps to give us their Five Fav Music Barnets

1. Robert Smith, The Cure

He looked amazing early on, I prefer his hair when he was younger

2. Desire Less

This is a French artist. Its so funny how she looks now, but her hair used to be cool.

3. Mireille Mathieu

Her hair was always in a style similar to this, but this is my favourite it ever was.

4. The Ramones

I can’t choose one member in particular, they all look so cool. I love the Ramones. Every picture looks classic.

5. Kim Wilde


Definitely Kim Wilde the early era. This photo of her is hilarious

Merci Kap Bambino x

How To Take Your Own Shots

May 20, 2009

1) Stand like you suffer from rickets:Rickets“I’m so adorably innocent like I wouldn’t know a finger up my bum if I felt one”

2) The gasp:gaspYeah I’d be shocked too if a camera had just caught me by surprise in my casually thrown together outfit.

3) Use props:ohlookathtetimeitsknoboclock“Like dude what time is it?! Oh, KNOB O’CLOCK.”

4) The hand on the head:handOne way of going about this is to have the facial expression: ‘elegantly distressed’. Otherwise, to put a positive spin on this the soundtrack should be K.I.G’s ‘BUBBILY BUBBILY’ Heads Shoulders Knees & Toes at full volume like UK Funky was a legitimate genre.

DIY Gets You High

May 18, 2009


Line is the dude that made Love Lockdown bearable

Line is the dude that’s giving away two tracks – here

Line is the dude that made this mix that is a bit all over the shop

Line All Over The Shop Mix tracklist

Anne Briggs- ‘Polly Vaughan’
Tim Hecker- ‘Boreal Kiss pt.1 ’
Fennesz- ‘Cecaelia’
Gastr del Sol- ‘Blues Subtitled no Sense of Wonder’
Line- ‘1228’
Lawrence- ‘Swap’
Broker/Dealer- ‘Feel Free’
Bjork- ‘Hyperballad
Speedy J- ‘Drill’
Belong- ‘I Never Lose, Never Really’
SCKE//- ‘Airplane 1981’
Poppy Seed- ‘Host’
Bogdan Raczynski- ‘Dluga Podroz W Chmurach’
Philip Jeck- ‘Fanfares’
Line- ‘Number One (Wyndham Earl Remix)’
Polly Six- ‘I’m Still Fucking Waiting’

Download Here

Let’s Not Say Goodbye

May 15, 2009


Ever since I played supermarket sweep at a PR company’s office the other month, Au Revoir Simone‘s new album ‘Still Light, Still Night’ has been making my morning commute just that little bit less mind numbingly awful (6 zones… beat that).

With their vintage synths, metronomic beats and ethereal singing, the trio’s music swaddles the listener like a hit of good ether. If you’ve yet to thief it off the internets you too will be able to wrap yourself in it next week when it finally arrives in shops via Moshi Moshi (and Our Secret Record Co. in the US).

Au Revoir Simone – All or Nothing

The Perfect Sin

May 15, 2009


Most excxiting thing right now

DFA donning the lab coats and indulging in scientific experiments of the musical nature by splicing the much overdue fresh musical brain matter of Shit Robot with his polar opposite, the ridiculouslyprolificreeditanythingunderthesun genes of Scandinavian Scamp Toddney Terje.


Next most exciting thing right now

Optimo taking apart the annoying Florence & Her Machines and putting them back together as a throbbing lump of 3am dancefloor beat ripe for combining with overindulgence on Michael Douglas. Optimo are le kings.

Yes Is Everywhere but I have been stroking my turntable and humping my speakers whilst this plays at least three times a day for the last month and reccommend you do the same to whatever you play music on

Florence & Her Annoying Machine – Dog Days Are Over (An (Optimo) Espacio Mix)

Those that don’t find Florence a pain can purchase this remix along with some new material from the lovely peeps at IAMSOUNDS

Meet The New Boss

May 14, 2009


Gearing up for the release of the new album ‘Hits’ by Danish born and New York based Mikkel Hess, Nublu Records have fixed us up with this remix of the track ‘Yes Boss’ by Flagrant Fringe favourite Pocketknife.

As ever it’s lovely stuff, dreamy synth disco perfect for floating away on the dance floor at 4am to. The album is out on June 9th.

Hess Is More – Yes Boss (Pocketknife Mix)


Next Thursday (May 21st) Pocketknife will be DJ’ing alongside Cousin Cole at the Oscillations night at Studio B.

Those of us lucky enough to be in attendance (In your face Poland…) will also catch live sets from Zombie Zombie, Michna, Circlesquare and Apache Beat. Nice Nice.

Self Titled who are hosting the party have also got Pocketknife to lay down a mix to help promote the party. Taking in everything from Suicide to Kanye West, Lykke Li to Will Oldham, it is quite obviously the shit.

Get it below, though you should definately check out the original post for a track by track breakdown of the mix.

Pocketknife – Self Titled Mix

Botox – Tragedy Symphony
Suicide – Ghost Rider (Pocketknife’s Torn Bowery Blazer Remix)
Telepathe – Sinister Militia (TMJ!!! Mix)
Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice – I Am the One and He Is the Caretaker of My Heart (Pocketknife Remix)
Bostro Pesopeo – Falls (Hercules & Love Affair Remix)
Youth – Dark Moons
RCMP – Ibiza PA (Cousin Cole Remix)
Lil Tony – Treehouse (Lil Tony Rework)
Kanye West – Love Lockdown (Cousin Cole Remix)
Lykke Li – Breaking It Up (Pocketknife’s Loosefoot Remix)
Neil Young – My My Hey Hey (Cousin Cole’s Into the Blue Remix)
Will Oldham – The Same Love That Makes Me Laugh (Cousin Cole Remix) Demo
Mock & Toof – Brown Bred
Mi Ami – Version (Pocketknife Edit)
Black Cock – Get Ready (Three Card Monte’s Slight Refondle)
Real Ones – Outlaw (Prins Thomas Desert Discomiks)
In Flagranti – Scala Disco
Three Card Monte  – Molotov
This Heat – Sleep (Pocketknife’s Out Cold Remix)

Denki No Merodi

May 14, 2009


Maybe it was all the cartoons full of city destroying robots that filled my childhood?

Maybe it’s the way their accelerated culture reflects ours like some fairground hall of mirrors…

Maybe I read Straight No Chaser too much as a teenager…

Or maybe it’s just the fact that half the girls look like they’ve stepped out of a very imaginative onanist’s fantasy…

Whichever way the deal goes down I have plenty of time for our Japanese friends.

Over the course of the next week the 100% Genki tour will be introducing some of the country’s hottest new acts, Tucker, 80 Kidz, De De Mouse and Riddim Saunter, to UK crowds.


We heartily approve of this kind of cultural exchange, and can only hope that some day soon the British Council will decide to send Slutty Fringe over to Tokyo to further relations.

Catch the bands playing at the following places…

Friday 15th May, Brighton – The Great Escape
Saturday 16th May, Brighton – The Great Escape
Sunday 17th May, Manchester – Futuresonic festival
Tuesday 19th May, London – Strummerville party
Thursday 21st May, London – Stag & Dagger festival
Friday 22nd May, Liverpool – Liverpool Sound City

And download a new mix from 80Kidz below…


Download: 80 Kidz – 100% Genki Mix

Jenny Wilson – Pass Me The Salt
HEALTH – Die Slow (Pictureplane Rmx)
TORO Y MOI – Left Alone At Night (Pink Skull Remix)
Tanlines – Power Everything
The Juan MacLean – One Day
Fan Death – Veronica’s Veil
Low Motion Disco – Love Love Love (Aeroplane Mix)
80kidz – Miss Mars
The Penelopes & Morpheus – Stuck in lalaland (80kidz Remix)
Two Door Cinema Club – Something good can work
80kidz – Frankie (NGTK.Remix)

Domo Arigato!

Above The Clouds

May 13, 2009

We first heard about Mixcloud last summer on a Norfolk farm through a haze of laughing gas and bourbon and heavy bass music.

In such environs talk of algorithms and meta data drew blank stares from simpletons like Slutty Fringe.

Mixcloud is now at shiny beta stage

For best description of mixcloud see this hastily cut and pasted press release .

”Mixcloud is an innovative new website that helps DJs distribute and promote their mixes and radio shows more effectively as Cloudcasts, whilst helping fans easily discover relevant DJs and content.

Mixcloud founders Nico Perez and Nikhil Shah were frustrated with the ubiquitous “MegaRapidFileUpload” file sharing services that are currently used by DJs and so decided to do something about it.

“DJs are natural promoters”, says founder Nikhil Shah. “They want their mixes heard by as many people as possible. Yet the tools they currently use are broken in 3 ways: 1. They have no metadata so they don’t rank on Google; 2. They’re “sender to receiver” so they only get discovered by people who know the link, and 3. They’re too dispersed so there’s no easy way to navigate this world of content”.

Mixcloud aims to solve these problems by becoming the definitive distribution channel for DJ content. Their vision is to be the place where every DJ in the world comes to upload their content.

In a fiercely competitive space, this is no small challenge. However Mixcloud have a few things going for them.

Innovation is the name of the game. The 2 co-founders have teamed up with a world-class development team (including Mat Clayton, one of the UK’s top social application developers) and have secured a grant to work with Queen Mary University’s renowned Centre for Digital Music.

Also as DJs and fans themselves, they understand the need for a tool like Mixcloud, and are building it as much for themselves as their users.

The company has built up a great advisory team, including Pete Downton, former VP Business Development at Warner Music, and Jonathan Macdonald, former Commercial Director at Ministry of Sound. With this weight behind them they are in a strong position to build the momentum to attract the right kind of content partners and advertisers.”

Slutty Fringe has a century of invites to the beta site for readers – it’s all very swish and is already in use by shleb DJs…

To register sign in here and use the invite code: sluttyfringe

First Come First Serve


May Grindin Chart

May 12, 2009

The past few weeks have mostly been spent admiring Ellie Goulding’s spectacle wearing prowess and the shuddering remix young Jakwob has conjured up of her track Starry Eyes

The rest of ubër blog network Grindin, aside from certain cock rocking discopogoers and urchin-esque Sth Ldn dwelling Cassie fans, feel this way too

01. Phoenix – Lisztomania (Classixx Remix)
02. Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed (Jakwob Remix)
03. Friendly Fires – Jump in the Pool (Thin White Duke remix)
04. Diplo & Laidback Luke – Hey
05. Burial & Four Tet – Moth
06. Major Lazer – Pon De Floor
07. Rob Threezy – The Change Up (Jokers Of The Scene remix)
08. R. Kelly Feat OJ Da Juiceman – Super Man High
09. Dizzee Rascal feat. Armand Van Helden – Bonkers
10. Renaissance man – Spraycan
11. Joker – Do It
12. The Streets – Blinded By The Light (Nero Remix)
13. The Gossip – Heavy Cross (Fred Falke Remix)
14. Basement Jaxx – Raindrops15. Retro/Grade – Moda

So Fine

May 12, 2009

Passions dig around in the sounds of post punk and industrial and piece together a rather excellent mixtape with nonchalant ease for our favourite New York clothing label that likes to put out excellent mixtapes >> Mishka

Passions – Music Without Tears Mix

1. UK Decay – Unexpected Guest
2. Micron63 – No Divide
3. Joy Division – Means To An End
4. Pylon – Danger
5. Public Image Limited – Annalisa
6. Nitzer Ebb – Join In The Chant
7. Nine Inch Nails – Ringfinger
8. Passions – Sentiment (Instrumental)
9. Death In June – Fields
10. Cabaret Voltaire – Landslide
11. SPK – A Heart That Breaks (In No Time And Place)
12. Ulterior – Weapons (Zlaya Remix)
13. New Order – 586 (Peel Sessions Version)
14. Death In June – The Calling Mk II
15. Black Strobe – Innerstrings (No Shuffle Mix)
16. Micron63 – Death Is Colder Than Love
17. Huoratron – Corporate Occult (Passions Remix)
18. Section 25 – Looking From A Hilltop
19. Throbbing Gristle – Adrenaline
20. Alien Sex Fiend – Get Into It
21. New Order – Ecstasy
22. Suicide – Mr. Ray
23. Sonic Youth – Killin Yr. Idols
24. Ipso Facto – Baulderdash
25. Damn Arms – The Cormorant
26. Wire – On Returning
27. Oto – Anyway
28. Bauhaus – Dancing
29. The Cure – Primary
30. Passions – Composure (Instrumental)
31. Radiohead – Climbing Up The Walls
32. David Bowie – Subterraneans

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Uptown, Downtown, Turn the Beat Around Town

May 11, 2009

So I woke up today another year older but judging by the savage hangover none the wiser. Still any lingering effects from 10 hours of solid boozing were soon forgotten when it turned out my wonderful girlfriend has finally had enough of my moaning and booked us a week in New York.

So this is it, after nearly two decades of pining I’ll finally be able to trade in this t-shirt for the real thing. Now this is where you come in, much as I’d love to hear how shit NY is these days what I’d really like is the inside scoop on interesting stuff to do next week (between the 20th and 26th).

Similarly since I’ll be over there, and I have a feeling it wont be that regular an occurrence, if anyone has a party going on and wants a Slutty Fringe DJ to come and rock the spot drop me a line HERE.

I Want To Be A Modernaire

May 7, 2009


Currently making our music radar ping like a bad prop in a WWII film are Manchester’s Modernaire.

Just two EPs into their career they’ve already caught the ears and imaginations of plenty of people who like to call themselves tastemakers.

It’s easy to see why though, with their jerky hard edged synthpop, twisted tales of bloody revenge, lovelorn minotaurs, dancing vampires and flamboyant adventures and some quality fringe action going on, they’re a guaranteed hard on for today’s A&R man looking for his own crossover SMASH.

Plus with two girls in the band, my maths reckon they could easily have La Roux or Little Boots if it came to blows.

If you’re in London this weekend you can catch them playing live on Saturday at Be‘s weekly boondoggle in Camden.

Completing the bill are Ghostly International’s pop sensation Deastro and the long gone John Peel approved Norwegians Love Is All whose jangly post-punk is well worth the admission price alone.

Follow this link for cheap guestlist.

Modernaire – Bloodshed In The Woodshed

Empire Of The Sun (Modernaire Mix)

Love Is All – Rumours

Cosmic Omelette

May 6, 2009


The Emperor Machine‘s debut album ‘Aimee Tallulah is Hypnotised’ easily rates as my favourite ‘Delia Derbyshire Does Disco’ record of the past few years.

5 years of being treated like a red headed step child though has sadly left my vinyl copy virtually unplayable, so it was with great joy that I ripped open the jiffy bag on my desk this morning to find a copy of the Machine’s new opus ‘Space Beyond The Egg’.

Two complete listens in and I’m happy to say the new effort is easily the equal of all that has gone before.

From opening track The Frontist’s synthesizers at the dawn of time, through to You Clapper’s gamma burst of Jupiter funk, ‘What’s In The Box’s Cyberman stomp,  the Can-esque ‘What You Want’ and the bubbling outro of ‘Not None’ this is pure cosmic quality.

‘Space Beyond The Egg’ is released on the 1st June, I would suggest you buy both it and the special limited edition album of alternate versions ‘Space Beyond The Egg – The Embryo’, that will follow.

The Emperor Machine – You Clapper

Going to show just what a ridiculously good label DC are these days the package also contained a new EP from Arcadion ‘Fly Vision’, 3 tracks of raw robo funk, like Bootsy soundtracking an x-rated version of Wall-E.

It’s so fresh we’re not allowed to share it just yet but you’ll only have to wait a couple of weeks for its release, till then wrap your ears around this track from the last Arcadion EP.

Arcadion – Arc