Saturday, 31 December 2011

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Skream & Benga

Right, you know i'm not the scene's biggest fan, but this Scion A/V Presents is awesome, and really re affirming that the genre hasn't sold out and gone all bass culture
Skream & Benga (Scion AV) by ScionAV

Tuesday, 27 December 2011


I was doing some DIY with my housemate Chris the other week, and I popped on the XX album. We were both talking about those albums that you listened to non-stop for a period of time, and when you listen to them again you get that sentimental feeling, you know? The power of music. Along with Burial "Untrue" and a select few more, the first XX record is definitely one for me, and always will be. I was certain that there would never be another XX record, but I was proved wrong when this little ditty that surfaced on Christmas Day.

Haters are gon' hate, but we'll soon find out what it will be like. Though it wont sound anything like this, it's just nice to hear some new material again.

BoaBoa x

Monday, 26 December 2011

A-Trak + Zinc x Benga

Really don't know whats happening to me of late, or if dubstep based music is getting better, but really into this mix of the new A-Trak & Zinc track by Benga, check it out

A-Trak & Zinc “Stingray (Benga Remix) by foolsgoldrecs

Friday, 23 December 2011


There's probably more people out there that will hate this than like it, but i think its a great idea, and makes you look at Peaches in a greater light... the girl can sing

This is a reworking of some songs from the legendary Casablanca Records catalogue. With Gomma, Moullinex, Telonius, Munk and The Phenomenal Handclap Band they've done four new interpretations of classic tracks by Donna Summer & Giorgio Moroder, Skatt Brothers, Stephanie Mills and from the Flashdance soundtrack

Gomma All Stars & Peaches present: "Casablanca Reworks" (Teaser medley) by Gomma

Thursday, 22 December 2011

BOABOA's 2011

It's that time again. Top 10 lists are everywhere, so it's probably time for me to jump on the festive bandwagon and bang out my personal favourite things of the year, mostly tunes that have been going down well when I've been playing out. So, whilst Loose Women shout their heads off on the telly, I'm going to sum up my year in one blog post.

Top 10 tunes:

10) Blawan - Getting Me Down

While RnB samples become cooler and more ironic than an episode of "Dalston Superstars" Blawan proves that when you get a good one (in this case, Brandy) and accompany it with some ERRATIC percussion, you're onto a winner. Proof that you can pull up house music and not look like a fool.

9) Scuba - Adrenalin

A late entry, but when you get lost in the trance breakdown that lasts about half the duration of the tune, you'll know why it's on the list.

8) Luca Lozano - Thug It Out (KWS)

Luca Lozano of Zombie Disco Squad fame gets the Kris Wadsworth treatment, and the outcome speaks for itself. A downtempo juggernaut with more whomps than the Skrillex album. Klasse Recordings is also easily my favourite label of 2011.

7) Eats Everything - Heard That

Attack of the RnB samples 2: Revenge of the RnB, one of the best in my opinion which is probably why I'm so into this big one from new alias man, Eats Everything. The second drop on this is catastrophic. Pets Recordings aren't too bad either.

6) Zoo Look - Holdin' On

When your mates are releasing shit like this, it's madness.

5) Wadsworth - Lime & Pink

Kris Wadsworth doing it again. Another chugger, more whomps, more foot stomping, MORE ENERGY.

4) Steffi - Yours

It's been posted before, but I'll post it again. This tune is amazing, weird, scary/ all the above. At my one and only Panorama Bar experience this was dropped and felt extra special. Great tune.

3) Casino Times - That's The Truth

Another chums tune. It's been an awesome year for these guys with debut EPs, Berlin shows and arguably THE biggest underground tune of 2011. And guess what? ANOTHER RnB sample! OHHHHH NO!

2) Coat Of Arms - Is This Something

Absolute BOMB. Proper jackin' bouncy house business from the Bristol boys who have released gem after gem this year and have a real definitive sound, as does the next guy...

1) Julio Bashmore - Battle For Middle You

Goosebumps every time. I'll never forget the first time I heard this... Jesse Rose played a "secret" show, before his slot at Counter Culture, where he dropped it AGAIN. I was hooked. It came out at the beginning of the year, and has been doing it ever since, and will do well into 2012. Recent highlight: Greymatter letting it loose at Tief at Corsica Studios.

Other highlights:

Azari & III at Glastonbury
The Streets at Brixton Academy
Plastikman at Brixton Academy
Klasse Recordings
New Cross
Panorama Bar
The Black Heart
Queuing for Berghain
Dark Party Zombie Beach Party
BoaBoa b2b Fazhands
Luke Million - Arnold (MORE ENERGY)
The Creative Review Blog
Tiga at XOYO
The new Surfer Blood EP
Thew new November Coming Fire demo
Bloomberg Businessweek
Tief at Corsica Studios
Room 2 in Corsica Studios
Zoo Look Towers (RIP)
Lot's of stuff I forgot...

Here's to 2012.

BoaBoa x

Monday, 12 December 2011

Sunday, 11 December 2011

DJ Zinc

In the current shit storm of "dance" music (mainly the horrid UKF or whatever its called), its nice that some more mainstreamy bits are coming through, this is great from Zinc. Bet the kids would shit their pants if they realised he's probably older than their dad

Friday, 9 December 2011


Feel really late to this party, but who cares, P E A C E have written a stunner


Thursday, 8 December 2011

The Knockouts

In my eyes The Knockouts are the best band in Luton's history of bands all time. That is no sutlbe title, or a joke, they're genuinely awesome. Its like having your very own surf garage scene all tied up in one band. They've just released a new sampler via amazon, CLICK HERE, called "You're Breaking My Hands" it's the best £3.99 you will ever spend

They also took part in this short film, about Luton. It's not really a "short" film, but its a funny take on our home

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Spectrals - It's Xmas And I've Got Everything I Want

Spectrals even does Christmas Songs?! How fucking rad is that! Proper little tune too! Here's the extending mix

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Obits Killer

Too much love for this band, and a great little video to add to a great song

Thursday, 1 December 2011


Murlo has just released his first EP, its pretty awesome

Murlo - Nectah E.P (OUT NOW!) by Murlo

i love this remix he's recently done too

Stylo G - Call mi a yardie (Murlo Remix) by Murlo

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Black Lips

Can't get enough of the new stuff

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Digitalism Circles (Ready or not films)

Have always had a soft spot for Digitalism, this new single ticks all the right boxes

Monday, 28 November 2011

The Rapture Sail Away

This is coming out on the 12th December, don't really need to say anything else. I love this track

Sunday, 27 November 2011

White Hinterland

So excited for White Hinterland to be over touring with Little Dragon! Kairos is such a stunning album

November 27 Manchester, UK - Ruby Lounge w/Little Dragon
November 29 Dublin, Ireland - Button Factory w/Little Dragon
November 30 Glasgow, UK - Arches w/Little Dragon
December 2 Bristol, UK - Thekla w/Little Dragon
December 3 Brighton, UK - Concorde 2 w/Little Dragon
December 4 London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire w/Little Dragon
December 6 London, UK - White Heat @ Madame JoJo's (headline show)

Saturday, 26 November 2011

L-Vis 1990 Feel The Void

Feel in love with L-Vis 1990 at Field Day this year, so good live, can't wait to hear more!

08 L-vis 1990-Feel The Void ft. Para One & Teki Latex by FGKO

Friday, 25 November 2011

Clint Eastwood (Phi Life Cypher Remix)

This just turned up in my inbox, its been floating around the internet for ages, but its still a tune, and it helped me remember that Phi Life Cypher are playing at The Pad in Bedford in December, here the LINK

Clint Eastwood (Phi Life Cypher Version) - Gorillaz by Secondhand Soundcheck

and then there is always the classic

Thursday, 24 November 2011

The Golden Filter Mother

been waiting for this for what feels like forever! The Golden Filter return, with this down tempo edged sound, that still holds that dark crispness you'd expect from them

The Golden Filter - Mother by Posh Magazine

Wednesday, 23 November 2011


we were pretty pumped to announce that we were doing an all nighter, now that we've added our fave's I.R.O.K! This is gonna be the best DP yet! With the 4 way DJ battle as well, i honestly don't know of a word that i can use to sum this all up...


Coming out of the back of Dead Kids (if it wasn't for them DARK PARTY would of been called something shit like indiependent...) bringing their own style of synth afrobeat arabic style

4 way DJ battle

loads of people have asked me to explain this, its simple;

4 DJs
1 Deck / Channel each
1 Song each at a time, so DJ 1 plays a song, then DJ 2, then DJ 3, and so on and back

like that x4

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

A Place To Bury Strangers So Far Away

Been in love with A Place To Bury Strangers for a long time, and have been lucky enough to play live with them, this is from the new EP out soon, sounds amazing!

Monday, 21 November 2011


Howler bring to the indie pop table, that gittery jump but ever so catchy surf vibe, really into this

Sunday, 20 November 2011

White Denim were one of those bands i've always liked, but never really been that into. Loved the first album, then they kinda went off the boil for me. This year i've been lucky enough to catch them live 3 times, and they're awesome live! This is my fave track off the new album, too good

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Neon Indian

Always hit n miss for me, but this Neon Indian track, Polish Girl, is amazing, just a great vibe to it

Friday, 18 November 2011

New Navy

Found New Navy via the new Kitsune comp, proper in love with this track, proper summer jam feel, but in winter...

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Tyson x The Magician

2 of my fave's to come out of the house/electro scene this year have to be Tyson and The Magician, so you can image how happy i was when i saw this! Such a great version of yet again another amazing single from the unappreciated Tyson

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Tom The Lion

It's always a bonus having Rough Trade West round the corner from work, especially now they are doing regular instore performances. Anyone who has been there will know how intimate the environment is, and to see someone perform in there is quite unique.

I saw Tom The Lion there on Monday, and it was great. His debut album is their "Album Of The Month" and is worth the £10 for it's ornate packaging alone.

BoaBoa x

Tuesday, 15 November 2011


Didn't see this as being the new single, but it is, and it has a lovely video to match

Friday, 4 November 2011

Real Estate Its Real

Not gonna lie, i'm not their biggest fan but this is a fucking tune

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Gun Crime

Always wanting to see the "local" scene going forward, its awesome to see Gun Crime really coming into their own. Saw these guys a few years ago, an was really into them, the new EP which is free to download from HERE until Friday, is fucking awesome! Real edgy, aggy and a few power riffs in there too. You need Gun Crime in your life

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Ice, Sea, Dead People

Ice, Sea, Dead People have come along way in the years we've known them, this is the new sound, LOUDER alot LOUDER

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

The Black Keys

More dancing like this please, thank you

Monday, 31 October 2011

Zombie Beach Party

Click HERE to see them allllll

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Happy Sunday


Saturday, 29 October 2011

CITIZENS! True Romance

This is the new video for CITIZENS! The band that are playing DARK PARTY Luton next Saturday (5th Nov), they're currently on tour with The Rapture.... As you can imagine we're supper pumped about this!

Friday, 28 October 2011

Memory Tapes Offers

Love the new Memory Tapes single, and the video is pretty lovely too

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Theme Park Milk

Ever since being confirmed to DJ a show with Theme Park i've had my on them, and on the strength of how good "A Mountain We Love" i was excited to here this new little gem, Milk, its below, enjoy

Milk by Theme Park

Come along to the Vice show we're playing with them, click HERE for all things facebook

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Summer Camp

Really falling in love with the new Summer Camp record... and this new video is great!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Duck Sauce Big Bad Wolf

This video is unreal... the tracks not to bad either, well done Duck Sauce, hit miss hit

The Computers

Been in love with these guys ever since i saw them at GeorgeII in Luton, The Computers are a straight up punk rock band, probably one of the best straight up punk rock bands out there! This was the b side to their last single. I love this song, and its pretty much one of the best version you'll find of it!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Picture House

He's was local enough to call local once, now we just call him Picture House. If you LIKE him on Facebook at the moment HERE, you can get hold of the new single "Strange Love" for free! Its well worth it!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Widower Return

This is Widower, and they're back, after many months in the colds of europe, they return, and this is what they bring us. Catch them live

DRM RLL PLS Halloween Party @ The Westbury, Kilburn 29.10.11
Youth Kills @ Catch, Shoreditch - 4.11.11
Room 2 @ XOYO, Shoreditch - 12.11.11

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Zulu Winter

Been keeping tabs on Zulu Winter, hoping they'd turn into something special... and that they are! Here's a new track called Lets Move Back To Front, its ace

Let's Move Back to Front by Zulu Winter

Wednesday, 19 October 2011


bit slow on Walls, but what a band?! Electronica at its best, nice magical flows, enjoy, and download for FREE

"Raw Umber/Twilight" by Walls by Kompakt

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Total Slacker

Total Slacker were dropped on my lap by Fixinthecharts, Secret VHS Collections, is a massive tune, has that pure party grunge undertone, love it

Wednesday, 12 October 2011


Tried to post this the other week, but didnt work... anyway, Tubelord released their new album, R O M A N C E on Monday, and its fucking awesome

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

The Social Club

The Social Club are the best british pop punk band i've heard in ages... what else can i say? this is a tune!

Monday, 10 October 2011

Connan Mockasin

Connan Mockasin has come out of no where for me, this eerie squeezy voiced guy is releasing Faking Jazz Together, taken from the album "Please Turn Me Into The Snat". The first listen, i wasn't into it, but then it just clicked, and i can't stop

The sound quility isn't great but you get the jist

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Lana Del Ray Penguin Prison Remix

I'm not gonna jump on the band wagon, but the remix of Blue Jeans by Penguin Prison is awesome, give the track a real noir feel to it. Again can't find it on the interweb anywhere and i'm not gonna be that guy. Just buy it when it comes out as a Bside. Think 120 80s synth pop noir greatness and that where this track lives

Saturday, 8 October 2011


Was lucky enough to catch 2:54 at sxsw and Field Day. Great live, and this new single Scarlet is a stunner. Has that grunge under belly

2:54 - Scarlet by 2:54 Band

They're touring the UK, here are the dates

4th Nov - Bournemouth, 60 Million Postcards (one of our seaside homes)
6th Nov - Bristol, Louisiana
9th Nov - London, Corsica Studios

and then they're off with The Big Pink for their UK dates

Friday, 7 October 2011

Suuns Bambi

Suuns, are by far one of my favorite bands of this year, "Arena" has to be one of my all time songs to play out as well. They return with this 12" Bambi / Red Song, and its awesome, Just what you expect. Off centre, driven and dark. I know its early but the next album i can see great things

Suuns - Bambi b/w Red Song by DOJAGSC

They're playing these dates soon in the UK with The Besnard Lakes, you should really go

18th Nov - Manchester, Deaf Institute
19th Nov - Glasgow, King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
20th Nov - Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
21st Nov - Bristol, Thekla
22nd Nov - London, Scala

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Future Islands Balance

I haven't been this excited about an album since.... the last Future Islands album! This is gonna be an emotional dream, delivered in a style that only FI can do. Balance is the single taken from the new album released on 11th October

Download it for free off this player!

Future Islands - Balance by thrilljockey

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Zombie Beach Party

So its our favourite time of year
If you wanna come, click HERE

Monday, 3 October 2011

Django Django Waveforms

One of my favorite bands of the last few years, its great to see Django Django getting the attention they deserve! Having been touring with Metronomy has helped their profile alot!

The new single Waveforms is jus simply stunning, enjoy

Django Django - Waveforms by Django Django

You need to go check these guys out....

03 Pressure @ Thekla – Bristol
04 Hooga – Chelmsford
06 Les Inrocks – Cigale, Paris
08 Hoxton Bar & Kitchen – London
11 The Hope – Brighton
17 Nation of Shopkeepers – Leeds
18 The Other Rooms – Newcastle
19 The Bowery – Sheffield
24 Sneaky Pete’s – Edinburgh
25 Tunnels – Aberdeen
26 Nice n Sleazy – Glasgow

Tuesday, 27 September 2011


Yelawolf was on my ones to watch at SXSW, and i didn't get round to seeing him, how gutted am i now!? This track you really don't feel unless you hear it in a club (no shit pun intended), the bass and production on this track is nuts is all i'm saying, and youtube doesnt do it justice

Monday, 26 September 2011

The Luyas

This has been in all of our playlists for some time! Great to see a video for it! The album is as stunning, defo check out The Luyas

They're playing at Cafe Oto on Monday 10th October, you really should go

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Clock Opera

Nicolas AM put this band on my lap about 2 years ago i reckon? He even used to play their stuff out... As usual i ignored it, it was only OK. The new stuff that seems to be coming out sounds great! Has a slightly dated sound, but still new. I know that doesnt make much sense, but when do i ever. I really like this single

Clock Opera - Lesson No. 7 (Full Version) by clockopera

Saturday, 24 September 2011


S.C.U.M are one of those bands i really didn't know which way they'd go. But i really like they've gone down that 80s goth route. Check out the new single Whitechapel

S.C.U.M - Whitechapel (Single Version) by Mute UK

Friday, 23 September 2011

Kai Fish

Really didn't know what to expect from the bassist of The Mystery Jets, but this is decent. It'll be interesting to see where he goes from here and how the album sounds

My Anima by Kai Fish

Thursday, 22 September 2011


I've been waiting to fall back in love with Los Camp, and now i can! This single is stunning, such a great return! The video is pretty fun too! Can't wait to hear the album in full!

CLCK HERE to download it for FREE

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

BSM Free Album Sampler

one of the most important / hardworking indie labels in the UK Big Scary Monsters always delivery! Here's the link to the FREE download comp they've just put out, its pretty decent!


Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Big Deal

This is Big Deal, they're pretty special, hope they stay that way

Monday, 19 September 2011

Macks Faulkron Hairspray

MACKS FAULKRON // 'Hairspray' from theartof agency on Vimeo.

We love this guy, and we love this video! The creepy face in there, thats him

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Human Hair

This has one of those key board riffs that will stick in your head and never leave! Massive HH fan, can't wait to get my hands on this record when it comes out!

Chapter & Verse by HUMAN HAIR

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Gardens & Villa Spacetime

If it wasn't for a accidental bumping into someone i would of been so slow off the mark with these guys! Massive fan of Gardens & Villa, as you may remember we posted a while ago on here about them (CLICK HERE). And the love just gets stronger! With another great single, for FREE to download (below) and an awesome video to boot

They're playing;

3rd Nov - London, The Lexington
4th Nov - Brighton, The Hope
5th Nov - Bristol, Upstairs @ Thekla
6th Nov - Glasgow, Captain's Rest
7th Nov - Liverpool, MOJO
9th Nov - Birmingham, Hare & Hounds 2
10th Nov - Manchester, The Ritz w/ Stephen Malkmus, Girls
11th Nov - Dublin, Whelans
12th - Leeds, Constellations Festival

You can download this for FREE by clicking HERE

Friday, 16 September 2011

DJ Mehdi

Everyone now knows about the death of DJ Mehdi, but his partner in crime in Carte Blance, Riton, has just posted a set of really moving images on his blog documenting their last weekend together. I'm not going to jump on the bandwagon and pretend he was my favourite DJ of all time, because he wasn't. But he was a fantastic DJ, a charismatic performer, and someone who did it all a bit different in the French Electro days.

BoaBoa x

Bombay Bicycle Club Lights Out Words Gone

I really really like the new Bombay single, but i can't find the artwork for it.... and am not sticking another photo of them up... enjoy

Bombay Bicycle Club - Lights Out Words Gone by cooldelta

Thursday, 15 September 2011

David's Lyre

Really into this song, the guys voice is great, lovely little animation too, defo one to keep an eye on

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

New Surfer Blood...

Surfer Blood - I'm Not Ready - Halfway House Sessions from Halfway House on Vimeo.

One of my peronal favourite bands of recent times, Surfer Blood are set to release a new EP at the end of next month. Above is a video of them performing a live version of one of the new tracks "I'm not ready."

This was a real stand-out track for me when I last saw them in Berlin. I've had it on repeat for most of today, so thought I'd post it up in an attempt to get it out of my head. It hasn't worked.

BoaBoa x

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Pure X

Someone put me onto Pure X via "if you like John Maus, and that surf noise garage sound you'll love this". And they were right, check out more bits on the soundcloud, great melancholy stuff

Dry Ice by PURE X

Monday, 12 September 2011


When i got the new SebastiAn track in my inbox the other day, i got excited, esp when i noticed it was only less than 3 minutes long! I'm into the new aggressive edgy sound, sounds abit computer crashy. I'm sure the kids will love the Nero mix of it too

Sebastian - C.T.F.O. (feat M.I.A) by Music Week

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Fake Blood Deep Red

At first i wasn't to sure, but then the more i listen to the new Fake Blood EP the more i do enjoy it, its Fake Blood, you know what you're gonna get!
DEEP RED EP Teaser by Fake Blood

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Theme Park

Theme Park have been pushed under my noise a fair few times, and every time i forget to check them out, and as you may or may not know, i'm an idiot.... Check out A Mountain We Love below, buy it, embrace it! I'm DJing at The Green Door Store, and i think they're playing at it too... Friday 28th October, more info to follow

A Mountain We Love by Theme Park

Friday, 9 September 2011

The Crunch

Forgot what a total tune this is!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Wednesday, 7 September 2011


CITIZENS! are a new band based out of London, had an uncredited track on a Kitsune comp. Got a good feeling about these guys! Here are some of their tracks enjoy

True Romance by CITIZENS!
Reptile by CITIZENS!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Laural Collective

Really late on Laural Collective, the single Sunshine Buddy (below) is amazing, nice tempo to it, with a great build too, edgey but still tweey at the same time. Defo ones to watch

Laurel Collective - Sunshine Buddy by laurelcollective

Monday, 5 September 2011

Canon Blue

Only just found Canon Blue and the new album "Rumspringa" is totally stunning! Stand out track Indian Summer just blows me away! Love playing it out

Here are few "blips" from the album, enjoy

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Friday, 2 September 2011

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Get Buck Wild

Keep your eyes and ears open.... 1st October, Luton

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Cymbals are one of those bands i've been meaning to check out for ages, and only the other day got round to doing it... What an idiot for sitting on this angular new wave gem! Steady drums, jerky guitars and bad timed keys make this album something great, you really need it in your life

Monday, 29 August 2011

Craft Spells

Craft Spells have just put out this near perfect record, with a lovely swirling 80s sound to it. Every song as catchy as fuck, and sticks in your head. They're playing in the UK in October, their London date is, 11th at The Lexington

This video sums it up perfectly

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Dignan Porch

Dignan Porch have just released this dreamy noisy beaut of an EP/Album, you've gotta check it out, whilst the sun is still shining

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Sleeping Bag

Sleeping Bag are hopefully not one of those bands that slip unnoticed, this new album is great, for fans of that melon collie plod along US indie vibe, such a great album with so many gems on it, can't stop listening to it

Sleeping Bag: "Slime" Official Video from 19th State Productions on Vimeo.

Friday, 26 August 2011

John Maus

I don't know who reads this or how familiar you are with John Maus, but i have no idea how i let the new album slip through the radar! This guy is a mess, in a great way! I really didn't know where he was going to go after the last album, but this is perfect, such a great progression for old fans, but so much easy to get into for new fans! You have to check out "We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves".

My personal fave is the 2nd track Quantum Leap