Sunday, 31 October 2010

French Horn Rebellion

ok so its not new new's but its a pretty rad track thats free, and you need it in your life for sure! check out more French Horn Rebellion, keeping it basement dance party since 05

Saturday, 30 October 2010


PLUGS Transmission #1 from PLUGS on Vimeo.

was always a fan of PLUGS ever since i heard and started playing out "she's Unique" the Bside to the single out on Filthy Dukes label, Kill Em All back in May 09. now getting into a new groove, their sound is far more minimal and alot more electronic... and i'm still a big fan

Friday, 29 October 2010

Crystal Fighters - Swallow

Swallow by Crystal Fighters from Tobias Stretch on Vimeo.

real intense, bright n beautiful video for the new Crystal Fighters single "swallow"

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Aloe Blacc/ A Take Away Show pt1 & pt2

so, boaboa told me about Aloe Blacc, and how amazing he was... i did a little search only to find, A Take Away Show by him! i was originally put onto ATAS via Mar Belle from Directors Note's, he told me how good ATAS was, i checked a few out and they blew my mind. its kinda like an interview, kinda just a live track, but always in public or not normal live performance situations. if i'm honest i totally dropped off the boil... so glad i picked it back up

Aloe Blacc | I Need A Dollar | A Take Away Show - Part 1 from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

Aloe Blacc | A Take Away Show - Part 2 from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

ATP Animal Collective

ATP have just announced Animal Collective will be programming in March, this means i'm probably gonna have to go...

so far the line up is

MEAT PUPPETS performing Up On The Sun
THE FROGS performing It's Only Right & Natural

Tuesday, 26 October 2010


!!! - Jamie My Intentions Are Bass from Warp Records on Vimeo.

massive !!! fan, and was excited by what i heard from the new album, and this is defo one of the stand out tracks! pretty fun video too

Monday, 25 October 2010

Made To Play


Essential listening for anyone that is a fan of House Music.

BoaBoa x

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Foals - Blue Blood

Foals - Blue Blood from Blink on Vimeo.

the lastest Foals album has given us some great video's and this one, is just as good!

Saturday, 23 October 2010

The Zephyrs

The Zephyrs - Creative Faith (Canon 5D MkII, Zeiss ZF Primes) from Ben Lankester on Vimeo.

only just seen the video of The Zephyrs single "Creative Faith", beautifully shot, and there's something real haunting about the guitar riff in the chorus. big fan

Friday, 22 October 2010


Twin Shadow - Castles In The Snow Directed by Jamie Harley from Twin Shadow on Vimeo.

Twin Shadow's debt album is up there fighting with Future Islands for my number 1 slot of the year... amazingly lo fi, and takes the current "cool pop" sound to another level, truly a great album

go on to his website to get a FREE copy of the song "Slow"

also he's playing these shows in the UK don't miss out

Oct 26 - Whitheat w/happybirthday & beach fossils
Oct 27 - Free instoreat Rough Trade East, London
Oct 28 - Hoxton Bar & Kitchen

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Teengirl Fantasy

teengirl fantasy are on a bit of a UK stint, i'd recommend you check them out, they're pretty amazing. think 90s euphoric house, actually just think house, with a bit of DIY minimal shoegaze noise

here's the song from the video above, "cheaters" enjoy

22 Oct - w/ Human Life - Be @ Proud Galleries Camden, London
23 Oct - w/Chrome Hoof - Fleece and Firkin, Bristol
24 Oct- w/ Ghost Hunter - The Bowery, Sheffield
26 Oct - Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
27 Oct - w/ Seams - Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds
28 Oct - w/ Twin Shadow, Kittens - Hoxton Bar & Grill, London
29 Oct - w/ Oni Ayhun, Oneohtrix Point Never, Veronica Vasicka - BleeD @ XOYO, London
30 Oct - The Bunker, London

Wednesday, 20 October 2010


GAUNTLET HAIR // I was thinking... from caitlin mcnichols on Vimeo.

i really like this simple video for the future single "i was thinking..." from Gauntlet Hair, for only 2 guys they've got such a big sound. working on an album which we'll hopefully get to hear in the new year, keep an eye out

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Twin Sister

Twin Sister are a beautifully quirky 5 piece band from Long Island. i've had the "Vampires with Dreaming Kids" EP for a while but never really given it a chance. i'm an idiot, its got a great DIY summer vibe to it that just makes me smile from start to finish. with a the single "All Around and Away We Go" scheduled on Domino, on the 22nd Nov, i can see great things for these guys

Monday, 18 October 2010

Our mate TEED

being luck enough to have put on Totally Enormous Existent Dinosaur was one of my personal highlights, and to see him getting bigger and bigger is awesome! he's just done this mix on "Constellations" by Darwin Deez, have a listen, i think you'll agree, its pretty amazing! TEED has just confirmed that he's touring with Darwin next year too

Darwin Deez - Constellations (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs remix) by T-E-E-D

The best of both worlds...

Dubstep. The word that sends a shudder down most peoples spines. The thought of a "lads on tour" crew chanting the synth bridge to "Jahova" by Rusko. Everyone listening to Burial and saying "It's just garage". "Future garage". Arguements about who created it. Ever changing trends. A number 5 pop album. The list is endless, and boring.

Producers that reach out a little bit and produce something "different" are the only type that seem to get recognition these days. But is stripping back the hefty subs, dropping the tempo and making a Deep House track really that fresh? Is making a UK Funky track that original? I dont know if im honest. I like the more housey stuff Ramadanman and the like are producing. I like it alot, but... I don't know. There is a but in there somewhere but I don't know where the next trend arguement is coming from. Give it 6 months and there will be a new sub-genre to put this under for everyone to deconstuct and ultimately hate.

Anyway, rant over. Debstep/ techno/ future house artist James Blake has covered a Feist song. "The Reminder" is up there in my 10 favourite albums, and I think this cover is fantastic. All his other stuff is cool too, and giving back some credibility to the awesome, and legendary techno label, R&S Records (have a peek at their vast back catalogue here).

Super rant,

BoaBoa x


i'm still not 100% sure on if i like this band or not, but the attention around them at the moment is insane, make up your own mind


Sunday, 17 October 2010


hailing from san francisco, Tamaryn seem to just do that warm shoegaze sound so much better than anyone else at the moment. the album "The Waves" on Mexican Summer, the same label that brought you, Best Coast, Washed Out and Real Estate. has this dreamy haze feel all the way through it. at first i thought this record would be cold, as the title track suggested on first listen, but by the time you hit "Love Fade" you really know what you're getting your self into. they have a few dates in the UK coming up, go see them!

30 Nov - Hoxton Bar and Grill, London
1 Dec - Leeds Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds
2 Dec - the Arches, Glasgow
3 Dec - Kraak 2 Gallery, Manchester,

Saturday, 16 October 2010

John Legend and The Roots

John Legend and The Roots - Wake Up Everybody from DStv Online on Vimeo.

i'm not gonna lie, i was pretty excited when i found out that these guys were doing a record together. its what i'd guess you'd expect from them both. a modern day soul classic, enjoy the video

the album is out on Monday

Friday, 15 October 2010


Suckers are about to hit europe with yeasayer, if you're a fan of the new yeasayer sound you'll be in for a treat! its pretty rare nowadays to get a decent tour support that actually fits with the headliner. Check out the video to the single "Black Sheep" above, catchy as!

18 Oct - Olympia, Dublin
19 Oct - Millenium Center, Cardiff
20 Oct - Academy 2/1, Manchester
21 Oct - Roundhouse, London
22 Oct - Trent University, Nottingham
23 Oct - O2 Academy, Newcastle
24 Oct - ABC, Glasgow

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Romeo Void


Wednesday, 13 October 2010


when i first heard this i didn't believe it! first ikea come out with an all cat add (massive cat fan)! then they come out with a MAN LIKE ME add (massive man like me fan)! its great to see the MLM guys getting some MAJOR expo, its a great song and a great video! the add's on the top, the full video is at the bottom... not bad for a band that played in Lu'un

Tuesday, 12 October 2010


Light Asylum- Shallow tears from Conjunction Film on Vimeo.

this was put on my plate by our dear friends over at MILK, never heard anything by LIGHT ASYLUM until now, and this is amazing! not only a great song, but a beaut of a video too! defo check out if you're into Azari & III

Monday, 11 October 2010

so the new Kelis single has been remixed by AL-P, you know its gonna be massive

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Warpaint - Undertow

been playing this out for a while now really love this single, the video's great too! Warpaint are defo ones to check out if you haven't already, here are their tour dates of the UK

21 Oct CRAWDADDY - Dublin
22 Oct STEREO - Glasgow
23 Oct THE KAZIMIER - Liverpool
24 Oct THE DEAF INSTITUTE - Manchester
27 Oct THE COOLER - Bristol
28 Oct SCALA - London
29 Oct DIGITAL - Brighton

Saturday, 9 October 2010

AVH & Steve Aoki

this is just too aggressive! can't wait to hear this out and about! job well done by AVH and Steve Aoki

Friday, 8 October 2010

Friday 29th October

On Friday 29th October 2010 @ East Village
Metamimetic and GottaDanceDirty proudly present: The Halloween Party. Featuring:

- ELECTRIC RESCUE (Boys Noize Records Trax / Cocoon / Sci+Tec)
- MAYA JANE COLES (Real Tone / Dogmatik)
- Fazhands b2b BoaBoa (Metamimetic vs Dark Party)
- ZX (Metamimetic)
- SweetFA (GottaDanceDirty)

Hosted by Sinna G + Charo

10pm - 3.30am
£7 before midnight / £9 after
EAST VILLAGE, 89 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3HX

We are proud to present the first ever GottaDanceDirty event held in Europe. Not only have we curated a lineup which includes very special friends, but also some of the freshest talent the electronic music scene has to offer.
After all, it’s Halloween - So we're blooding new music!

ELECTRIC RESCUE (Boys Noize Records Trax / Cocoon / Sci+Tec)

This month, Electric Rescue became the first signing and release on Boys Noize's new label Trax. Having already racked up a score of releases under labels such as the legendary Cocoon, Play and Skryptom, he is set to drop his new EP next month on Dubfire's Sci+Tec label. With dates that head deep into 2011, including an extensive tour of Japan and Australia, it gives us great pleasure to bring Electric Rescue to London for this special occasion. Expect nothing but big room Techno from this French wizard on his first UK date of 2010!

MAYA JANE COLES (Real Tone / Dogmatik)

Playing parties from Berlin to Japan to Sonar festival in Barcelona, Bestival and Matter, 22 year old Maya Jane Coles continues to make waves with her unique and fresh style of House music, earning a great deal of respect from the likes of Anja Schneider, Steve Bug & Laurent Garnier to name a few. Currently sitting comfortably at #2 in the Beatport Deep House Charts for her track 'What They Say', the multi-talented producer, has no limitations, also known as one half of the massively popular dub/electronica duo, She Is Danger.

FAZHANDS (Metamimetic)

2010 has proven a busy year for the 21 year old DJ and producer Fazhands, who co-founded Metamimetic Records alongside SweetFA. This year Fazhands has played shows from London to Los Angeles, booking slots alongside the likes of Tiefschwarz, Louis La Roche and Pendulum, all the while finding time to put together two EPs and curate a record label. This London-based tech-house junkie has earned respect and play from the likes of Kissy Sell Out and Tommie Sunshine, as well as recently featuring in IDJ Magazine as their Young Producer of the Month in May. Playing a very special back to back set with longtime friend BoaBoa, this one's not to be missed!

BOABOA (Dark Party)

Fresh from smashing last month's Metamimetic party at Old Blue Last, BoaBoa is back with a vengeance. This jackin house don specializes in destroying crowds with his plethora of house music. A key figurehead of the Dark Party blog, Boa is known to travel far and wide playing alongside the likes of Jack Beats, Hot Chip, Lady Chann, Louis La Roche and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, in shows up and down the British Isles. As well as being one of the humblest DJs on the London scene, he's undoubtedly one of the most talented and charismatic performers you will ever encounter. Catch him back to back with Metamimetic's Fazhands. OH GOSH!!

ZX (Metamimetic)

Defining and pioneering their self proclaimed “Maximal House” sound, Jamie Graham and James Trayford’s intricate sample driven synth-house, is executed with the utmost precision. At only twenty years of age, ZX have headlined shows at East London’s Old Blue Last, and the legendary Leeds Cockpit. Following critically acclaimed gigs in support of Fenech Soler and Autokratz, ZX are ready to lay siege to the East Village.

SweetFA (GottaDanceDirty)

Playing his first London gig after one hell of a year spent DJing in Los Angeles, Londoner Freddie Allen is no stranger to going hard. Not only a DJ/Producer and Label boss, SweetFA somehow finds time to write for two of the electronic music community's most esteemed blogs, Mishka and GottaDanceDirty. Representing both GDD and Metamimetic, SweetFA is used to regularly smashing up shows at Hollywood's Avalon nightclub alongside some of the industry's biggest names: from Major Lazer and Riva Starr, to Armand Van Helden, M.A.N.D.Y. and Wolfgang Gartner. Kicking off the night with a slice of LA Love, there'll be no tricks, just treats!

Get involved with the event HERE. I've got a feeling this one is going to be BIG!

BoaBoa x

Thursday, 7 October 2010


as long term fans, putting on cocknbullkid in a disused hairdressers quiet along time ago, its awesome to she her get the recognition she deserves. on 8th november "One Eye Closed" is released on moshi moshi/island records, and you have to buy it! Anita's voice is amazing on this record! i can't believe i never noticed it before now?! but its massive! can't wait for it to drop

enjoy (its only a snippit, and a little way down the page)

Wednesday, 6 October 2010


As many may have noticed, i've been rinsing a bunch of Boys Noize remixes recently, the guy's got mad skills.

This, an original, is my favourite track right now.


Two household names in NERD and Daft Punk have teamed up to create this heavy groove.

It's oozing Prince.

I love it.

My new favourite song...

The original "Lower State Of Consciousness" vinyl I used to play 4 years ago. Dancing to "The Worm" at 6am in a Subway, after a 6 hour back to back set in Bournemouth. And now this, arguably their best release to date. Grinding, horrible noises with some extra fun added. Brilliant.

BoaBoa x

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

The Count & Sinden ft Bashy

we're big fan's of both The Count & Sinden AND Bashy, this Lone Remix is a great version of what is scheduled to be the next single from TC&S forthcoming album MEGA MEGA MEGA release on Domino on the 1st Nov, CAN NOT WAIT!

The Count & Sinden feat. Bashy - Addicted to You (Lone Remix) by DominoRecordCo

Monday, 4 October 2010

British Sea Power

one of my all time fave bands have returned in FORM listen to the new single "Zeus" on this player thing

Sunday, 3 October 2010

That guys back

so there's this guy, called Macks Faulkron, he keeps sending us tracks... not that we're complaining as they're all pretty fucking awesome, like future pop but messy

here's another cover from him, Niche Sports, originally by Wet Paint, one of London's finest on off will they won't they bands (pretty sure they're on at the moment)


Saturday, 2 October 2010


i know i'm like a week late on this, but who cares?! Glasser makes these beautiful rhythmic haunting melodies that you can't help but just feel warm too! the album "Ring" is a must own

and if you can try and catch her on Sunday 10th at Rough Trade or on Monday 11th at The Macbeth

check it out, you won't be disappointed

Friday, 1 October 2010

Future Islands : LIVE

so i went to see Future Islands at New Hero, in Brighton last night. the band that has given me my fav album of the year, i was a bit worried they might not deliver, i'd been assured they would though. the place was busy, its small, its sweaty, it was magical. every song they played made my hairs stand on end, i hadn't felt like that at a gig for along time (well Blonde Redhead the day before), esp at such a small scale of show. this band has something special, i just hope you got to see them

they also introduced me to a drinking game called "Icing"...was a messy night.