Saturday, 26 December 2009

gingerjohn's Top 10's of 09

so another year nearly done, great christmas and such now behind
a preetty sharp year too, but as is always said, next year will be better!
and for DARK PARTY it will be, expect more guests, DARK PARTY Radio, DARK PARTY TV, more give aways, etc
really looking forward to where this beast takes us

thanks again ever so for the support, and your time spent reading, come out, listening to all the stupid stuff we do

so heres my top 10 singles, and top 10 albums of 2009

Top 10 singles

Metric – gimme sympathy

This band never gets old, theres just something about her voice that carries it off

Major Lazer – Pon De Floor
Wasn’t really into this the first time I heard it, must say it’s a grower, and a MASSIVE tune, that’s pretty much changing music right now

MSTRKRFT – Heartbreaker
There was blog hype on this track about a million years ago, but it was officially released this year, and I love it, it’s a beaut

Local Natives – Camera Talk
Been on these for ages, see previous blog, the song just makes me wanna harmonies all the chorus bits

Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work
This years cheer up tune, you can’t help but smile and dance to this

Telekinesis – Coast of Carolina
First thing I ever heard of theirs, and I fell in love, don’t know why, just did. Nice american esk, real warm sound

A Place To Bury Strangers – in your heart
Liked the first album, nearly cried when I heard the second, talk about stamping and closing the genre shut tight, fuck the horrors this is the shit!

Man Like Me – London Town
All ways will be a fav band for me, just so much fun, and this song was what lead to them playing DARK PARTY

Crystal Fighters – Xtatic Truth
The most epic song of the year in my eyes and ears, such a builder, “learning how to stand alone”

Music Go Music – Just Me

Stupidly late entry but just got in, don’t know why I love this song, oh yer I do, its cos it’s like if abba and tilly and the wall had a love child! Imagine how happy the world would be….even though this song is about breaking up, at least they put a nice spin on it

Top 10 Albums

invisible - s/t
Obits - i blame you
Future of the Left Travels With Myself and Another
royal bangs - let it beep
local natives - gorilla manor
place to bury strangers - exploding head
British Sea Power - Man Of Aran
kong - snake magnet
Health - Get Colour
fuck buttons - tarot sport

hope you like

gingerjohn

Monday, 21 December 2009

BoaBoa's 2009


A good year, a weird year, whatever. Here are my favourite bits...

Favourite Tunes:
Crazy Cousinz - Inflation
Released late on in 2008 (great way to start the list, total rule breaker, but whatever) but was included in more or less every set i have played in 2009, its simply massive and really opened up my eyes to UK Funky as a serious genre.

Santiago & Bushido - Can't Be Wrong
The vocals on this tune are fantastic. It was a really nice, refreshing approach from S&B, who haven't jumped on the back of this new sounding house music like everyone else. It shows that just by stripping down your own sound, you can still create music that makes the crowd bust-it, without relying on a huge wobbly bassline.

The Juan MacLean - Happy House
12 minutes of quite possibly the most feel good music of the year. An absolutely huge piano drop, and chipper vocals that would bring a smile to even the most focused pill muncher in the club.

Renaissance Man - What Is Guru
In a year that house music went crazy over ethnic samples, Renaissance Man bent every other artist over, and smashed the shit out of them with this tune. Haaaaarrrrrreeeeeeee Krrrriiiiiisssssshhhhhiiiiiinnnnnaaaaaaaaa!

&ME - F.I.R
A tune that reminds me of playing 5 hour sets at On&On in Bournemouth with Crack Your Skull. A haunting, looping vocal over some bleepy goodness, and atmospheric sounding shit. A tune that stays in your head for a very long time, which isn't a bad thing.

Delphic - Counterpoint
Delphic are my second favourite new band of 2009. I think i've seen them three times, and in pretty crap circumstances (twice at festivals, once at a club night), but every time they got better and better. Its a sound that reminds me a bit of The Cooper Temple Clause, nice electronics and huge build-up's that make you feel like you're going to explode.

Florence & The Machine - You've Got The Love (XX Remix)
Remix of the year, EASILY. Surprisingly im quite a fan of the Flozzer version anyway, but this remix just smashes it. Pure UK garage feel that reminds me of underage club nights and EZ CDs. you know any dance tune that has a chopped up harp loop in it is going to be a winner. I genuinely shocked this hasn't wriggled its way out of the underground and all over daytime Radio 1.

Joy Orbison - Hyph Mngo
Reminds me of my mate Sully. So refreshing to hear Dubstep that doesn't sound like a chain-saw trying to cut through an angle grinder. Again, it has a big UK Garage, and even a Deep House feel. Nice two-stepper that still works at peak time.

Silvio Ecomo, Chuckie - Moombah (Afrojack Mix)
European Electro House is jokes, a proper Love/ Hate relationship, but this is plain and simple jump-up, squeaky, bassy nonsense that makes me want to punch the roof and grab the person next to me and shake them violently.

Justin Martin, Claude VonStroke - Beat That Bird
Massive jackin' number, with a rib-cage-rattling drop at the end, which more or less comes out of nowhere, like a happy slap. NERRRRRRRRRR-WHOOP WEEP WHOOP WEEP WHOP WEEP WHOOP WEEP, NEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRR etc.

Zombie Disco Squad - Eurovision
This tune has got "Set opener" written all over it. A baltimore-esq, horn blowing, organ pounding, carnival bonanza. Pure party music, which more or less kick started my obsession (along with the Crazy Cousinz track mentioned earlier) with african percussion. Such a big tune.

Oliver $ - Watcha gonna do
808 bomb. Totally massive. Huge build up, and a drop that I'm sure could make the right person combust. The whispered vocal and constant sub-bass make this make for a mysterious and subtle tune. A fresh new outlook for Oliver $, and nestling its way into becoming a Made To Play classic.

Favourite Albums:
Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do
Jack Penate - Everything Is New
Jesse Rose - What Do You Do If You Dont?
XX - XX
Anthony and the Johnsons - Crying Light
The Get Up Kids - Something To Write Home About (I'm allowed, it got re-released!)
Japandroids - Post nothing


Favourite Stuff (in no order):
Magculture
Animal Collective - Daily Routine (live).
Elephant Magazine
Seeing Flatline and Gallows in a tiny venue and it going OFF.
Magculture
Seeing XX.
Curb crawlers
Becoming obsessed with Wu Tang Clan
Gutter Broadcast
UK Funky.
Sound Pellegrino
Old(ish) Hardcore bands.
Jamie Magazine
Old music.
Creative Review Blog
Working (yes, working).
Brodinski
Seeing The Get Up Kids.
Barcelona
And this dude:


And loads more that i've forgot. Thanks to all the new people i've met, and all the old friends i've still got.

Lets smash 2010.

BoaBoa x

BOXING DAY

So we're partying on BOXING DAY, and why not! the only problem is that there was a printing defect, and these flyers will never make the light of day : (
they're to good not to be seen, so we've posted them up here, hope to see you at DARK PARTY BOXING DAY PARTY


ps - thanks to all that turned up on the 19th, was AMAZING! really good turn out and everyone was on form! photos and DARK PARTY TV soooon

gingerjohn

Sunday, 13 December 2009

2 Door Cinema Club


i was sent one of their singles a while back, and it was probably my song of the moment for ages, lets face it, it was, its great, " Something Good Can Work" is just a fun jumpy little thing that makes you wanna smile and dance, bringing warmth into your life as the weather gets colder


on the cusp of releasing the next single "I Can Talk" also on "Kitsuné" these guys need more hype and excitement around them. just a great fun time band


2 Door Cinema Club


gingerjohn

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Bang Bang Eche


this bunch of crazy nippers(not as young as they look, honest!) come from NZ, the place of well...not much but lovely lamb and lord of the rings...well they did inform me that the local beer/ale/cider scene is pretty big in christchurch


after hearing about these guys due to playing with the likes of enter shikari, i wasn't to sure on what their sound would be, but if I'm honest, i wasn't really expecting much. luckily my ignorance was proven wrong, these guys are great, playing to round 50 people and loving every second. its nice to see when bands vibe off crowds and these lot are mainly fueled by the crowd. while over in the US doing showcases they explained that its so hard to "perform" with a bunch of people with arms folded and only nodding their heads.


bringing a sound and energy thats been missing since test icicles, these guys are loud, fun, electronic, party and much more! i expect alot from these, and you'll defo hear more from them soon, check them out


gingerjohn

Saturday, 21 November 2009

totally enormous extinct dinosaurs


so i wrote this lovely, amazing, and probably the greatest most link possible post, and then my browser dies (teaches me for using safari)

BACK TO THE POINT - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, what can you say? other than TEED are awesome, they have this ability to make anyone want to dance. Bringing together the commercial and underground sounds of electronic/glitch genres at the moment.

Having recently played at We Are Your Friends Block Party Weekender, were a few of the other DARK PARTY djs were cutting their craft

Destroying stages all over Europe, we're also lucky to have TEED playing our very own CHRISTMAS DARK PARTY! everyone involved is stoked!

here's a sneak peak at the flyer from Smith Tropical



see ya there

gingerjohn


Saturday, 7 November 2009

Oh Snap!!


You probably know about him already, but if you don't you need OH SNAP!! in your life. there's just something fun about him that others seem to be lacking. currently booking a european tour so if you get that chance you have to go see him

gingerjohn

Thursday, 5 November 2009

On repeat...



Amazing tune, it's all i've been listening to this week. Sorry i've been quiet, I'm thinking too much about my "best of 2009 list". Expect every blogger to post one next month, I'm pumped.

BoaBoa x

P.S. Bournemouth this weekend...



P.P.S. Norwich next weekend...

Friday, 30 October 2009

Royal Bangs Return

so you may or may not know these guys, i did a little thing on them a while ago. i still also feel i have some kind of finders rights to this band. they're amazing, there is no other word for them. from hearing the first song to hearing the last song of their new album i knew this was gonna be another love story of an album

Royal Bangs return, they come back with their second album "Let It Beep" on AUDIO EAGLE (US) / CITY SLANG (EU). theres just something about this band/record thats fun but incredibly haunting i cant put my finger on it, but the track that sums up the album for me is "My Car Is Haunted", it has the same ability to cripple me and make me wanna move like an idiot at the same time

this band is stupidly underrated only being able to play 1 UK date on this tour, i pray they dont take that the wrong way...

gingerjohn

HALLOWEEN DARK PARTY

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Local Natives


a friend of mine told me about these guys nearly a year back after some time in America. They were good then, but now...they're great! they've got a great team behind them now, including management and Booker's, they'll be big i reckon whether you like it or not

This track, is a sneaky peak into Local Natives pop ability, its not up on their myspazz or nout, great little tune

Camera Talk

enjoy
gingerjohn

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Young Rival

love this band, they're over in the UK for a few days, you must catch them!
2 london dates
1 brighton date

Young Rival

get on it



gingerjohn

Thursday, 1 October 2009

This is incredible



Its all over blogland already but i don't care, its a bomb. Im going to see them next month in Shoreditch, so ill let you know how it goes. Also, i drew a flyer for a show they played about 2 years ago (below) that John DJ'd. Fame.



BoaBoa

x

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Its been a bit quiet on here...

Im to blame as much as the rest of them, i've been very busy.

September top 10:

1. Claude VonStroke - Greasy Beats feat. Bootsy Collins (Funk Bomb Mix)
2. Claude Von Stroke, Justin Martin - Beat That Bird
3. Autokratz - Stay The Same (Noob)
4. Noob, Brodinski - Cajou Club
5. Noob, Brodinski - Peanuts Club
6. Daniel Haaksman - Deixa Tocar (Consistent and Zombie Disco Squad)
7. Kink - Don't Hold Back
8. Round Table Knights - Belly Dance
9. Rainer Weichhold - Very Nice
10. Maps - I Dream Of Crystal (Solo)

Well tech.

BoaBoa x

Thursday, 27 August 2009

She Dont Wanna Man


so i'm not a fan of ASHER ROTH, but i've missed CHROMEO, and this Yes Giantess mix of this track stinks of them! Cheesy synth riffs that should of been left on Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, and one of the most epic 70s/80s electro funk outros

ASHER ROTH - She Don't Wanna Man(Yes Gaintess Remix)

Then, there is also the issue, of the other mix of this by Fenech - Soler , and it sounds so fucking french it hurts! great mix, great texture in sound, crossing minimal and that 70s/80s disco feel

ASHER ROTH - She Don't Wanna Man(Fenech - Soler Remix)

gingerjohn

Thursday, 20 August 2009

i'm in mix mag.

which is nuts. also it would of never happened with out the rest of the cartel. we will soon own you.

Photobucket

Friday, 14 August 2009

The obsession continues...



Massive summer vibes, cant wait for the album. Awesome video too.

BoaBoa x

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone

i've been listening to the new CTFPA album, and its lo fi at its best, this album isn't the big cross over what everyone thought it'd be but its still got some lovely gems on it

its currently 1 of the only things i'm actually listening too

standout track for me is "Tom Justice, The Choir Boy Robber, Apprehended At Ace Hardware In Libertyville, IL"

enjoy

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Amazing



Out not soon enough on Turbo

BoaBoa x

Monday, 20 July 2009

TOM JONES



NEW TRACK GO CHECK IT OUT

TROPIC & SEMBA

A-WOOF!




I honestly couldn't give a monkeys what anyone else thinks, this is a bomb on the scale of Hiroshima x50.

Pitbull - Calle Ocho

BoaBoa x

Thursday, 16 July 2009

The most Terrifying Music Genre The World Has Ever Seen

Invented by Ryszard "Crunk King" Kuklinski (the grandson of an infamous Polish Cold War spy of the same name), Crunkczar, which sounds a bit like Polish donk, is a terrifying new genre that makes ravers lose control of their bodies. The drug of choice is a cocktail of carfentanyl, a downer that's approximately 10,000 times more potent than morphine, and Dexedrine, a powerful amphetamine. (Young fans opt for something slightly less harmful: a mixture of Red Bull and sherbert, referred to as "crunk gunk".)

Some people will break both their arms and continue dancing all night as if nothing has happened. Also, numerous cases have been reported of people dancing so fast that their heart gives in and they drop dead on the dancefloor.

Lil Wayne - "A Milli (Ryszard Kuklinski remix)

At one rave at the end of last year, when the above song was pitched up to +16, three people dropped dead before the track had finished.

Full story over on guardian.co.uk/music

Quack, Quack



The new project by A-Trak & Armand Van Helden "Duck Sauce" has just seen its first release. And well... It is AWESOME.
You would not expect anything less from these heavy weight, big inna di' game producers.

If this song does not make you get up and dance, bop your head or just even smile. Well then your dead inside.

Duck Sauce (A-Trak & Armand Van Helden) - Anyway

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Slow Dancing



Essential listening. Nothing new, nothing ground breaking, just fantastic soulful music guaranteed to give you goose-bumps.

Anthony Hamilton - Do You Feel Me

Mayer Hawthorne and The County - When I Said Goodbye

You can hear the crackling of the needle on the record in this rip, I don't know if there is a better sound to be honest.

BoaBoa x

Friday, 3 July 2009

Pope Joan


so Pope Joan, maybe or may not be a new name to you, but they've been kicking about for a while. until now, they've never been able to get across their energy and great song writing ability, but with the new double aside they've just released "Centurions // Volumes" on OIB Records, they seem to of hit the nail on the head

Centurions is just such a little indie pop gem

check it out on their myspace

safe
gingerjohn

Thursday, 2 July 2009

MAN LIKE ME.


"Man Like Me, come to Dark Par-ty". It kinda rhymes.

On the 25th July Man Like Me, will be playing Dark Party. So come down and check it out.

I have seen these guys live and it is truly awesome show. There tracks are really amazingly good and ten times as catchy.

The single "London Town" off the new self-titled album, is being played all over. So get on these remix's check out the original and buy the album. O' and get down to the next Dark Party.

Dark Party, With Man Like Me (facebook event)

Man Like Me - London Town (Doorly's Cockney Wideboy Remix)

Man Like Me – London Town (Dances With White Girls Remix)

Man Like Me - London Town (Foamo Remix)

Friday, 26 June 2009

You cannot argue...

that Michael Jackson wasn't a legend. Everything aside he made incredible music, and influenced more or less every artist that is even worth a look in these days. R.I.P.



BoaBoa x

Monday, 22 June 2009

June/ July Short Mix!



Just had some fun on this one. PARTY HARD!

BoaBoa's June/ July Short Mix

1. Donaeo - Party Hard
2. Zombie Disco Squad - VIE!
3. Fredboy, Tomski - Do The Tartelet
4. Harvard Bass - 81
5. Bassjackers - Sujo (Bart B More Balkan Edit)
6. Lorcan Mak - Gypsy BUM
7. Renaissance Man - What is Guru?

BoaBoa x

Saturday, 20 June 2009

We Were Promised Jetpacks


check this band out, found out about them today, really into the single "Quiet Little Voices"

ANOTHER great Scottish band, that'll make you wanna shake around like you're in a sugar coma

We Were Promised Jetpacks


safe
gingerjohn

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Also, if you're in Bournemouth this weekend...


Curated by our boys Crack Your Skull and Sam Son this night is destined for big things, seriously. Its time to GET LOOSE!

BoaBoa x

Late June/ Early July


Some tunes I will be bumping over the coming weeks (not Blazin' Squad):

1. Major Lazer - Pon De Floor
2. Renassance Man - What Is Guru?
3. &ME - F.I.R
4. Zombie Disco Squad - VIE!
5. Lorcan Mak - Gypsy Bum
6. Buraka Som Sistiema - IC19 (James Talk)
7. Coolshop - Trumpet Girl (Juan Magan)
8. Jesse Rose - Touch My Horn (Crookers)
9. Crystal Fighters - Xtatic truth (L-Vis 1990/ Renaissance Man)
10. Miike Snow - Animal (Style Of Eye)
11. J Treole - The Loot (Sully)
12. Bassjackers - Sujo (Bart B More)
13. Silvio Ecomo, Chuckie - Moombah (Afrojack)
14. Jahcoozi - Watching You (Oliver $)
15. Julio Bashmore - Around

Check out Curb Crawlers blog post about Julio Bashmore, awesome tunes

BoaBoa x

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Slow Jams.

Slow jams are every ones secret itunes entry. This new one from Blazin Squad of all people, is alot. (rags i dont care what you think)

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Flight Of The Concords.


Flight Of The Concords. From what i can gather this is the first 'big' thing they did, outside New Zealand and it was for us (the uk). You should all remember it.



Any way if you have not watched the series yet, do. it is jokes.

This ''Kissy Klub version" by Kissy Sell Out makes a catchy tune even catchy you will be singing this all day (sorry)

Flight Of The Concords - Most Beautiful Girl (Kissy Klub D'n'B Version)

Stay Tropical. x

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Jakwob


Having already remixed the likes of Lily Allen and Frankmusik, Jakwob has got some big name mixes in the pipeline with the likes of Crookers and Little Boots. But the real gem for me has to be his mix of Elle Gouldings "Starry Eyed". Massive fan of this guys work so check out his myspace or follow him on twitter.






Rich Tea
xx

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Dirty Disko




We played with A1 Bassline at a sweet party in Bedford last friday called DIRTY DISKO. The club (The Pad) the night and everything about it was super fun. DIRTY DISKO is the last Friday of every month and they have some AWESOME guests lined up, and im sure we will be back there soon too. Big man resident JAMES LE FRUIT has hooked us up with a sweet new mix too, check it out:

The ‘Dr. Shipman Healthcare’ Mixtape

Dr. Fuck – DJ Koze
Monday/Elvis – D-Unity
Yin – Wolfgang Gartner
Hippo – Istatic
Ripper (Koen Groeneveld Remix) – Mark Trophy
Torque (James Le Fruit Edit) – John Tejada
Get Up – (Kyle Watson Remix) – Markus Wormstorm
Circle Jerk – Zoo Brazil & Adam Sky
Sharivari – A Number of Names
My Boyfriend’s Back – The Angels

If you're in the Bedfordshire area, you know where to go.

BoaBoa x

I Want You All To Get, Balls Deep & Bass Heavy.


The Lineup;

MUMDANCE (Mad Decent)
http://www.myspace.com/mumdance

HIGH RANKIN (Suicide Dub/Cheap Thrills)
http://www.myspace.com/highrankin

VIRUS SYNDICATE (Planet Mu/Contagious)
http://www.myspace.com/virus_syndicate

JUNIOR SPESH- LIVE PA (Red Hot)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6pbZLiLt30

KANJI KINETIC (Trouble & Bass)
http://www.myspace.com/djkanji

HEAVYFEET (Pottymouth)
http://www.myspace.com/heavyfeet

MURKAGE DAVE (Live)
http://www.myspace.com/murkagedave

THE MURKAGE CARTEL
http://www.murkagecartel.com
http://www.myspace.com/murkagecartel

Plus Manchester's resident dj royalty form the cities biggest club nights.

Kop' these and get in the mood.

The Whip - Divebomb (Mumdance Carnival Remix)

High Rankin - No Money For Guns

Bless. x

New L-Vis 1990



Bit more stripped down than his first ep which I really like. Big rave stabs and B-more beats still, it sounds like a winner to me. Check out his posts on Curb Crawlers. Lots of interesting stuff.

BoaBoa x

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Crystal Fighters


Crystal Fighters - i've still yet to see these live, Smith Tropical has seen them, he said they were weird, but fun, with backing singers. backing singers sound good to me

got this Magic Wands remix the other day, Black Magic(Crystal Fighters Remix), really good, fun summer and a bit fruity in the dub department

enjoy

gingerjohn

Friday, 29 May 2009

Food tastes good at 50,000 feet...

red wine and cognac makes me feel complete:

WhoMadeWho - Keep Me In My Plane (DJ Koze)

BoaBoa x

New Musika

well maybe not that new but still...

check out

We Have Band - like a minimal noise assault, dark and catchy as fuck!



Check out - "You Came Out"

Man Like Me - saw them live the other week, grimie and fun, couldn't think of a more fitting band for Luton



Check out "London Town"

Plugs - with monoish vocals, but crazy sounds



Check out "All The Witches"

Boy Crisis - are this disco like animal that just make me thinking naughty things...



check out "L'Homme"

safe
gingerjohn

Thursday, 28 May 2009

PON DI' SUMMMAH TIME.




OK. 'Love Story' by Layo and Bushwacka, well it is a massive track.

The riff is is simply just summer.

and this bootleg by Solo, is ucking fantastic. (yer i missed the 'f' out i'm not cool enough to swear)

Layo & Bushwacka - Love Story (Solo Bootleg)

When i say, MONDAY! you say, MURKAGE!


Ok, so it is Thurdsday. But this does simply not matter Monday Murkage the start of the week smash up every Monday in Manchester is held down by the 'Murkage Cartel'. who smash it all over the country everyday of the week (well not every day, we take time off to look cool) I say we as i proudly can say i'm part of the Murkage Cartel. Long story short we have collaberated on our first mixtape. so check it out.

Monday Murkage Mixtap Vol. 1

(just click the dowload mixtape link, track listing is on the art work)

bless. x.

A follow up to Boa


More Major Lazer Madness




If Bonkers was Bonkers this is utter madness

rich
x

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

BILL' IT UP SUMMAHTIME.


My obsession with the proximity to my favourite season continues. Close to completing the dissertation, I have just spent the early hours crusing my favourite music download website. Thus, I thought I'd share some releases that I'm extremely excited about. I reckon Summer will be pretty much here soon? Oui.

1. Crystal Fighters - Xtatic Truth (Renaissance Man Remix)

This is arguably the sound of my summer. By far. Helsinki never sounded so good.

2. House of House - Rushing To Paradise (Walkin' These Streets)

Fuck. A 13 minute epic that purely demonstrates everything a good house record should have. 

3. Knightlife - Discotirso

This track keeps my passion for the disco revivial burning. Alongside this little number...

4. Space System - Stupid Cupid

Guitar driven, minimal Sonic Youth-ish disco for astronauts. Christ.

5. DJ PP - I Like House Music

Because I do, and I like piano forte. Which is in this tune. Blah.



Much blessment to BoaBoa on his recent mix. My Ford Ka has been rinising it. TOO MUCH.


Speak well soon init.

xxx

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Sorry

Ive been rather lackadaisical of late so i thought id bring you a few of the artists and tracks that have caught my eyes and ears of late.

Defend Moscow- Are a great five piece from all reaches of the globe.Taking influences from bands such as the pet shop boys and chromeo they've created some epically good synthy pop dreams,hows that for an over the top description, who needs NME when you've got Tea. Check them out at there myspace.

http://www.myspace.com/defendmoscow


Clash the Disko Kids- An electro-techno -house trio coming straight out of singapore these guys came to my attention with a mix of La Roux in for the kill which is an absolute belter. This lot are just there to make people dance. Check them out at ......

http://www.myspace.com/clashthediskokids

Rich Tea
x

Basti Grub.

It is well known that Basti’s mixture of groovy, minimal techno and deep, tribal sounds make his productions unmistakable and his attitude towards music unique. 

And none are more grateful for his further exploration and development of the sound than me, having picked up the debut album this week, out on his own record label 'Hohenregler'.

The ten track release sees the Frankfurt man craft music with a range of samples and noises from trumpets and big brass, to the echoes of the tropical rainforest. Recent jackmode favourite El Latino features, alongside some brand new creations. 

I fucking love Basti Grub. And you should too. Grab "Das Dschungel Orchester" here.



Craig Your Skull (Get Loose)
xxx





Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Fresh Mix!



Word up. I just recorded a new mix with aloda tunes by producers im really into at the moment. Its not loud, its not noisy, its bouncy, jackin' house music. Hope you like it, tell your friends and check out some of the artists such as Renaissance Man and Zombie Disco Squad.

BoaBoa's "This is the future" May 09 Mix

1. V.V. Brown - Shark in the water (Zombie Disco Squad) [Island]
2. Daniel Steinberg - Cocolips [Superdub Digitales]
3. Daniel Steinberg - Cry at night [Superdub Digitales]
4. ICS - Espagnol [Dirtybird]
5. Renaissance Man - Rythym [Kitsune]
6. Douster - For weirdos only (Mommas Boy) [Sound Pellegrino]
7. Mixhell - Boom Da (Downtown) [New Judas]
8. Raziek - Wake up (Zombie Disco Squad) [OMG! Recordings]
9. Renaissance Man - Spraycan [Dubsided]
10. Harvard Bass - Caked [Sound Pellegrino]

boaboa x

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Happy House Pt. 2

Ok so it's not quite the Juan Maclean, but its certainly house that makes me happy. 

Perfect music to make you think... "shit, it IS almost the summer, you wanna get a cheap flight somewhere?"

 

Regular summer-house-music posts soon-come you dunknow.


Craig Your Skull (xxx)

Eurovison

Hats off to our gyal Jade Ewen for 5th place.



And rags to Norway.Alexander Rybak, your waste. i bet you weren't even playing that violin.

Show Me Love


No matter who you are or where you are when this gets played you look at you mate and utter the words 'tune'. Robin S's 1993 classic 'Show Me Love' was reworked to huge applaud last year by house dons Steve Angello and Laidback Luke. They mashed it together with their hit 'Be'. And destroyed every dance floor last summer. it is coming up for re release and a repeat performance this summer and is defiantly going to be a house anthem for a whole new generation.

Check out these little reworked diddys.

Steve Angello feat. Robin S - Show Me Love (Afro Jack Remix)

Steve Angello feat. Robin S - Show Me Love (Style Of Eye Remix)

Steve Angello feat. Robin S - Show Me Love (Something Wrong Mad Love Remix)

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Lethal Bizzle

so you either love him or hate him.  think he's "real" or not?  but you can't argue that the single is catchy as, and is a pretty strong track

saw the video the other day, standard nothing special,
but you know what you're gonna get with this guy, hooks, maybe some bum lyrics in places but overal this is a fun track 

enjoy


ginger john


Friday, 15 May 2009

Friday...



Sorry about the lack of updates, i've been sunning it in Barcelona, but today is Friday, which means the start of the weekend and you should be happy:

The Juan MacLean - Happy House

If you're not after listening to this then you probably have Swine Flu.

BoaBoa x

U2 on MTV2?


i don't know who else reads this that remembers MTV2 as a good music channel?

when there were no adverts
no shit music
no repeating
come on really, how hard is it to programme 24 hours of music a day? i know people, including myself that would do it for fun

the other evening, i turned it on and who did i see, fucking bono, on MTV2 the music alternative. i can't believe how some people kicked up about "bonkers" being on there, but can stomach this? i know alot of people gave up on MTV2 when it got rid of 120minutes, but i thought i'd give it some more chances, but now, i'll just stick to youtube

ginger john

Friday, 1 May 2009

MSTRKRFT - Heartbreaker (ft John Legend)


i dont know why i'm the first person to post this, and 2 posts in 1 day...scary

cant get this out of my head, everyone is tipping this as the big summer tune

so lets just jump on the bandwagon, get our funky house hats out, pray for sun and get on it!

if you're out at the Block Party in bournemouth or at the last DP in manhats i'm sure you'll hear this

MSTRKRFT - Heartbreaker (ft John Legend)

love

ginger john

Future Of The Left


this is my first post so be gentle...

one of my favourite bands died, and then 2 of my favourite bands decided to make this band Future Of The Left

having taking ages, and only palming us off with a live album, the new studio album has been longingly waited for, "Travels With Myself And Another" is said album

having been a massive fan boy of mclusky, i really do enjoy this band, for catchy music and witty lyrics, this album delivers. with probably stronger songs than from the first

songs such as "I Am Civil Service", "Throwing Bricks At Trains" and "Drink Nike" bring that horrible off key sing along quality that you expect and know from these guys, and the new single is already all over MTV2

the album is out on 22nd June



ginger john

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Fred Falke


This dude just keeps coming up with gold. The past two times i've been sent a remix package they've been the standout tracks. Checkout he's remixes of Whitest Boy Alive, Ladyhawke and most recently Little Boots.






golden cage - fred falke remix - whitest boy alive