Saturday, 26 December 2009
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
Monday, 21 December 2009
A good year, a weird year, whatever. Here are my favourite bits...
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.
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):
Animal Collective - Daily Routine (live).
Seeing Flatline and Gallows in a tiny venue and it going OFF.
Becoming obsessed with Wu Tang Clan
Old(ish) Hardcore bands.
Creative Review Blog
Working (yes, working).
Seeing The Get Up Kids.
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.
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
Sunday, 13 December 2009
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 "
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
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
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Saturday, 7 November 2009
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Friday, 30 October 2009
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...
Sunday, 18 October 2009
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
Saturday, 17 October 2009
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Thursday, 17 September 2009
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)
Thursday, 27 August 2009
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)
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Friday, 14 August 2009
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Monday, 20 July 2009
Thursday, 16 July 2009
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
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
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.
Friday, 3 July 2009
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
Thursday, 2 July 2009
"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
Monday, 22 June 2009
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?
Saturday, 20 June 2009
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
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
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Thursday, 11 June 2009
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
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.
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
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.
MUMDANCE (Mad Decent)
HIGH RANKIN (Suicide Dub/Cheap Thrills)
VIRUS SYNDICATE (Planet Mu/Contagious)
JUNIOR SPESH- LIVE PA (Red Hot)
KANJI KINETIC (Trouble & Bass)
MURKAGE DAVE (Live)
THE MURKAGE CARTEL
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
Saturday, 30 May 2009
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
Friday, 29 May 2009
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"
Thursday, 28 May 2009
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)
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
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.
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
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.
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 ......
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
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]
Sunday, 17 May 2009
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
Friday, 15 May 2009
i don't know who else reads this that remembers MTV2 as a good music channel?
when there were no adverts
no shit music
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
Friday, 1 May 2009
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)
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
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
golden cage - fred falke remix - whitest boy alive