Blinding EDMX Mix

A couple of years ago I saw Ed DMX (of DMX Krew fame DJing at 93 Feet East. He played a blinding set of booty bass and electro. Absolutely awesome and had us sweating our arses off the whole time.

Well I just found this great set on his site. Mixes old school rave, hip-hop, electro and garage. Really great stuff. Interestingly there's a track by a "Mr Rumble" on the set list.

mp3 is available here.

Musical Russian Roulette

Everyone's doing it, or so it seems, so here's the first ten tracks selected randomly from my entire music collection:

  • Mr Bungle - None of Them Knew They Were Robots
  • Frost - In Memoriam (The Silent Spring Mix)
  • Mongo Santamaria - Secret Admirer
  • Peace Orchestra - Henry
  • The Dandy Warhols - Cool Scene
  • Punjabi MC - Mirza Part 2
  • Asian Dub Foundation - Journey
  • The Beatles - Honey Pie
  • Transvision Vamp - Hanging Out With Halo Jones
  • Vincent Gallo - Sixteen Seconds Happy

Regurgitator - Mish Mash

Just got my copy of Regurgitator's new album, Mish Mash. Have to say, it hasn't really grabbed me. The album was recorded over 21 days with the band locked inside a plastic box in Melbourne's Federation Square. I think the strain of recording under corporate and fan eyes kinda shows.

First few tracks are kinda hip-hoppy. Second track, My Friend Robot is poppy stuff reminiscent of Unit. Fave choon at the moment is I Was Sent By God To Get You Off which starts off with the rant of some crazed Xtian loon, presumably recorded during the Band in a Bubble thing.

Nothing near as good as Eduardo and Rodriguez, the previous album. If you have no idea who Regurgitator are, they're one of Australia's most inventive bands. Go and buy Jingles. You won't be disappointed.

Music on wheels

Finally got my little radio transmitter sending Minidisc music to the radio on the handlebars of my bike. Now I don't have to be subjected to the horrors of British breakfast radio (where every DJ is a hilarious comedian) and can instead listen to music. Works brilliantly!

New policy on bands

To avoid ending up like my parents (who recently saw Simon and Garfunkel) I've decided to adopt a new policy. I won't see any bands unless they have put out new material, even crap new material, within the last ten years. This means I can still see Bowie, New Order and the like, but not has-been regroupings like last night's Human League gig.

Don't get me wrong, the gig was great. I really enjoyed myself. What's more, the band knew their place: after playing their two big numbers at the end of their set, they knew they were out of material that anyone would know for the encore. So they played Visage's Fade to Grey and Giorgio Moroder's Together in Electric Dreams. Great stuff.

And yes, Steve, Phil has absolutely no stage presence.

The problem is, I couldn't help feeling like I'd joined the RSL cabaret set. Scary and far too middle-aged for me.

Right, I'm off to see how much hair plugs and Porsche cars cost. Wonder if I can afford it after my pension fund payments?

John Peel RIP

The only good DJ left on Radio 1, John Peel, has died.

A very sad day for all music fans. This man has broken more new bands, giving them their big break, than probably any other. His incredibly broad and varied. In one programme he would play everything from 78s from the 20's through hillbilly bluegrass to gabba techno.

Orbital - The Blue Album

Orbital's new, and last album, The Blue Album has hit the stores. It's pretty damn good!

Mixing the sounds of many of their earlier albums, particularly some of the ravier sounds of the Brown Album. Highlights for me are Acid Pants, a brilliant return to the acidy roots with a silly sample; You Lot" which seems to sample someone with the same accent as The Orb sampled on S.A.L.T., from Mike Leigh's Naked, but I think this one might be Christopher Ecclestone from last year's Second Coming telemovie and a little less deranged than the Revelations/Barcode rant; Bath Time is reminiscent of much of In Sides.

All in all, an excellent closing album, effectively closing off an era. Can't wait to see them this weekend at Glastonbury. Can't wait to hear what they do next, seperately. We'll miss you lads!