Wednesday, 29 December 2010

gingerjohn's 2010


it's been a fun year, loads of traveling and playing away. big news, little news and bad news filling the DP blog, but always remaining possi and looking forward...

heres my top 10's and my best of bits, i hope you enjoy/agree

top 10 singles (in no order)

tanlines - real life
totally enormous extinct dinosaur - garden
fools gold - surprise hotel
funeral party - just because
caribou - odessa
soft pack - answer to yourself
future islands - tin man
young rival - the ocean
spectrals - peppermint
groove armada - history

top 10 albums (in no order)

archie bronson outfit - coconut
les savy fav - root for ruin
secret cities - pink graffiti
caribou - swim
the soft pack - s/t
blonde redhead - penny sparkle
young rival - s/t
twin shadow - forget
future islands - in the evening air
owen pallett - heartland


highlights

hanging out with chesney hawkes
new york
san diego / going to the casbah
sxsw
starting at the old blue, along side FREE TING
putting on Teenagerintokyo
dark party tv
DJ a button down disco at the Garage
putting on Afrikan Boy
Caribou at The Freebutt
joanna newsom
80s night
berlin
digger day
"The Snake"
DJing Bungalow 8
ice, sea, dead people album release and instore
brussels
Halloween
austria
hanging with young rival
"icing" with future islands
boxing day


fun times






couldn't do it with out you all, thanks

gingerjohn

BoaBoa's 2010...



I really like reading end of year lists. I like the different ways in which they are compiled, and the varied things people include in them. I've personally had a fantastic year this year, and hope everyone else has too!

I'm going to strucure my list a bit differently this year, and group my favourite tunes into my favourite memories of the year. There are a few stragglers, but when I think about alot of my favourite tracks they instantly take me back to that particular place.

FREE TING

Kink - Bitter Sweet (Liebe Detail)
Fritz Kalkbrenner - Last Call (Suol)
Rampa - Falk (Keinemusik)
Lady Chann - Sticky Situation/ Eye Too Fast (Girls Music)
Shaun Reeves, Guti - Saudade (Wolf + Lamb)
Round Table Knights, Bauchamp - Calypso/ Zombie Disco Squad Versus Miman Remix (Made To Play)



I really enjoyed playing FREE TING. It was a real chance to play some of the more deep tracks that I was really starting to get into, in particular Fritz Kalkbrenner "Last Call". It was great playing more housey tracks early on, to warm up for DJs like Matt Fear and acts like Lady Chann who were on a totally different vibe to me, but it all seemed to blend together perfectly.

POW!

The Martin Brothers - Duckface (dirtybird)
Ardalan, Justin Martin - Mr. Spock (dirtybird)
Lucky Charmes - Rastafari (Selekted Music)
The 2 Bears - Be Strong (Southern Fried Records)
Mr. Ho - Bumps (Klasse Recordings)



My second home, POW! is always a good time, and the parties this year have been no exception. The stand out track from this list for me is Lucky Charmes "Rastafari". It is a total peaktime monster with a dutch vibe going on which doesn't really rely on squeaky nonsense. It's quite percussive and jackin', and different to most of the stuff I've been playing this year.

Metamimetic

Nico - Dying Of Fever (Souvenir Plus)
Fazhands - Neptune (Metamimetic)



The Metamimetic party at East Village with Electric Rescue and Deep House queen Maya Jane Coles was easily my favourite gig of the year. Me and good friend Fazhands going back to back and warming up for two of the most respected producers of 2010 was an honour and a pleasure. I can remember dropping Nico "Dying Of Fever" and the place just stepping up a notch. It was a realy warming feeling that will stay with me for some time.

Best Of The Rest

Jesse Rose - You Know It (Made To Play)
Soul Clap - Extravaganza (Wolf + Lamb)
Ramadanman, Midland - Your Words Matter (Aus Music)
Homework - I got one (you're it) / Mercury Remix (Exploited)
Maya Jane Coles - What They Say (Real Tone Records)

Favourite things

Glastonbury
Local Natives in Hoxton Square
Aloe Blacc
Jesse Rose at Counter Culture
Berlin
Soul Clap
Plastikman at Bestival
Surfer Blood
The Agitator
Camden Town
Tiger & Woods
The Black Heart
Spotify
Wavves
Hampstead Heath in the summer
The Regency Cafe
Funeral Party at The Old Blue Last
Brighton
Listening to music that reminds me of being young
Disco
W.A.Y.F
"IT'S A SMITH TING"
Bestival
November Coming Fire playing "Transgression" at The Underworld
The Metamimetic party at The Old Blue Last
Hearing Erol Alkan drop "Calypso" at Digital
All the other good things I forgot

I hope your year was as good as mine!

BoaBoa x

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Sunday, 19 December 2010

I'm in the Traktor camp



this is nuts! i'm in the Traktor camp

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Songs of the Night



you might wanna skip like a minute in or so

and then finishing on

Friday, 17 December 2010

Lykke Li



always been a fan musically, was disappointed live, but fuck it, this is great

Lykke Li - Get Some by Hypetrak

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Ellie Goulding - Your Song (Smith Remix)

Having a Ellie Goulding Remix on the internt seems to be essential right now. So here is my version of 'Your Song'

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Great albums from this year. In no particular order.


Acmatic with 'Sundial'

"This is our first LP Album, we’ve posted it for your listening pleasure, enjoy."

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Friday, 10 December 2010

Bill Ryder-Jones

Last night i was lucky enough to watch the first every showing of a new short called "It's Natural to be Afraid". it was soundtracked by the former coral axeman Bill Ryder - Jones, the soundtrack and the film are both amazing! this is another piece by Bill, not what you'd expect, truly beautiful awe-inspiring music, just amazing!

he's releasing a full length via Domino Records next year


Moel Famau

Bill Ryder-Jones | Myspace Music Videos


some more bits

A Leave Taking by Bill Ryder-Jones

The Lemon Trees by Bill Ryder-Jones

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Vive La France! 2011


so we've been asked to play on Vive La France! Festival in Brighton, due to our support of French artist in the UK! SO PUMPED!

click this link for tickets, only £5

we'll be playing between these great bands!

Anoraak (who we've featured already)



KIM



Kid Bombardos


KID BOMBARDOS - I round the bend (official)
Uploaded by SoberAndGentle. - Explore more music videos.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Masters At Work



Classic acapella used on this absolute monster from Re.You and Rampa, released by the fantastic Keinemusik. Some of the most original and exciting artwork too. Very clean stuff.

BoaBoa x

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Monday, 6 December 2010

Little Comets

nice little party pop offering from the Little Comets, love this ditty of a tune

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Peo De Pitte


Peo De Pitte is making a name for himself, with his reworking of classics, such as this Congorock track Babylon

CONGOROCK - BABYLON - PEO DE PITTE FEAT CHRONZ RD REMIX by peodepitte

Friday, 3 December 2010

Poni Hoax


so great to revisit the classic electro "Images of Sigrid" by french outfit Poni Hoax, on the eve of the release of a special edition with great remixes from the likes of Joakim, Alter Ego and other mixes... was just a nice reminder

Poni Hoax - Antibodies - music video directed by Danakil from Danakil on Vimeo.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

I.R.O.K



I.R.O.K are like the bastard child from the bastard band Dead Kids, all i know is this video makes me feel sick...
i like it

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Tanlines "Volume On"


massive Tanlines fan ever since hearing "Real Life" just like EVERYONE else! then finding out they were releasing a comp of things they've done that hasn't been easy to get hold of over here, AND with new material on i was incredibly excited! and it doesn't disappoint! it's just an electronic master piece, its not really an album as such, but it will be in my top 10 albums of the year for sure!