Heard It Somewhere Before - Part 4

Anthony And The Camp - What I Like
Released: 1986

So, I've just seen on twitter that Tensnake's Coma Cat is Mixmag's no.1 top tune of 2010. I've yet to see the article but congratulations to Tensnake, it's definitely one of the better tracks of this past year. He should in fact be thanking Anthony And The Camp for inspiration since he sampled the riff from their track What I Like.

Tensnake - Coma cat
Released: 22/01/10

The Old Man's Back Again

If you're a regular to this blog you've probably heard me mention Jim Sharp. Not only is he an amazing turntablist and DJ, he's also a brilliant producer. In his latest exploration of turning a classic track into a fresh original rework, he's taken on Scott Walker and his best of release Boy Child: 67-70.

Featuring elegant sample looping matched with beefed up percussion and the odd scratched vocal sample, Jim has taken these select tracks and made them his own. Check them out in the player and have a listen to the original tracks via the Youtube links below. Jim Sharp & Scott Walker - Boy Child: Revisited EP is out now on Championship Vinyl records and you can download it from the Soundcloud player below.

Boy Child: Revisited EP by Championship Vinyl UK

Scott Walker - The Plague (Youtube)
Scott Walker - The Old Man's Back Again (Youtube)
Scott Walker - Montague Terrace (In Blue) (Youtube)
Scott Walker - The Amorous Humphrey Plugg (Youtube)
Scott Walker - Prologue/Time Operator (Youtube)

Catch Jim supporting DJ Yoda at Plan B, Brixton on Friday 3rd Dec. More details here.

Leslie Nielsen R.I.P.

Leslie William Nielsen, OC February 11, 1926 – November 28, 2010 R.I.P.

Love & Lust

Straight from the cities of Dublin and London are two young producer/DJs who over the past two years have taken the underground by storm: Arveene & Misk. As remixers, their credits read like a who's who in electronic dance music, including the likes of Mr. Oizo, The Prodigy, Calvin Harris, Felix da Housecat, Zombie Nation, Kitsune, Ed Banger, Bang Gang, and Turbo.

Check out their recent single Love & Lust released on Plant Music.

Arveene & MiSK - Love & Lust (feat. Steo Gunn) - Original Mix by arveeneandmisk

Also, their recent remix for Phonat's Ghetto Burnin'

Ghetto Burnin' (Arveene and Misk Mix) by arveeneandmisk

I Don't Want You Back

Vin Sol recently sent through his latest mix featuring some chuggy house and disco edits. I checked out his Soundcloud and theres more (if not better) mixes up there. Here are two which caught my ear.

Tried, Tested and True by Vin Sol

Good Peoples Presents WIZARD H.O.U.S.E 2 by Vin Sol

He's also a dab hand with the re-edits. This little edit of Ramona Brooks is a right touch.

I Don't Want You Back (VIN SOL & CHARLES MCCLOUD EDIT) by Vin Sol

Too Hip To Be Square vs Deathwish Disco Pt.3

THTBS Vs Deathwish Disco
THTBS Vs Deathwish Disco

On friday 19th Nov Deathwish Disco and Too Hip To Be Square return to 93 Feet East to host their 3rd absolutely free installment of underground breaks, bass, dubstep Vs. hidden treasures and guilty pleasures.

This month Deathwish Disco have the upcoming talents of Flux Pavlion and RackNRuin along with residents Heavy Knights. Next door in room 2 Too Hip To Be Square welcome one half of the now defunct Streetlife DJs; Stew Streetlife along with host Oh-Death and residents Alruii, Fade In Fade Out and Pink Eye.

Check out the Facebook Event for details.

Also, here's some recent mixes from Flux Pavillion, RackNRuin, Oh-Death & Fade In Fade Out

Too Hip To Be Square Mix by Oh-Death

Winter Mix 2010 by fadeinfadeout

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Deep Deep Dip

Here's some deep grooves to get you through your Friday and into the weekend from Pablo Decoder of Minimal Kidz Records. First up some original and remixed productions from Decoder's partner in crime at Minimal Kidz Records; Global Warning featuring a free download. All tracks are available now on his I Love You EP at www.whatpeopleplay.com

Global Warning - I Love You (Pablo Decoder Bingo Remix) by MinimalKidz

Global Warning - I Love You Not (Safe Houses Mix) by Global Warning (official)

Global Warning - I Love You (Original Edit) by Global Warning (official)

Next up some Pablo Decoder productions featuring a sample of Bill Withers to complete a deep and jackin groove. Both tracks are available now on his Best Friends, Wurst Enemies EP Part 1 over at www.whatpeopleplay.com

MKR009 - Pablo Decoder vs Alice Kuntz: Deep Deep Dip by Pablo Decoder

MKR009 - Pablo Decoder vs Ted Spong: Motown by Pablo Decoder

Pelski Vs. Jackmode

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Fellow bloggers Pelski are back this Saturday 6th Nov to bring you one killer party but, this time they’ve teamed up with agency-of-the-moment Jackmode to bring you a very special line-up. Held in a temporary venue under London Bridge, equipped with two formidable Funktion1 soundsystems, this one’s set to go off. The line-up reads like a Who’s Who of fun, funky and tribal-infused tech-house, showcasing artists hailing from some of the most influential labels in the game: Made To Play, Jackmode, Dirtybird, Turbo and Deadfish.

Room 1: Jackmode
Christian Martin (Turbo / Dirtybird)
Zombie Disco Squad (Made To Play)
Solo (Deadfish)

Room 2: Pelski Presents
Round Table Knights (Made To Play / Dirtybird)
Midland (Aus / Phonica)
Mr Sold Gold & Park Ranger (Trouble Vision)

Tickets can be bought in advance here for £12.
For more details check out the Facebook Event.

Check out the recent mix from Round Table Knights:

Pure Ecstasy - Pressure Drop
How To Dress Well - Lover's Start
James Blake - I Only Know (What I Know Now)
Dj Koze - Blume Der Nacht
Mano Le Tough - Eurodancer
Dale Howard - Body Talk
Homework - I Got One (You're It) (Mercury Remix)
Andre Crom, Luca Doobie - Verve
Jesse Rose Vs MTP Allstars - Yeah
Eldoko - Woodworm Blues (Monkey Safari Remix)
Disorder, Cesare - Don't Leave Me
Justin Martin, Galen - Dust Devil
Jagged - Biasca
Fritz Zander - For Your Love
Affkt - Bad Habbit (Affkt & Samuel Dan Vs. Atfc feat. Lisa Millet)
Round Table Knights & Zombie Disco Squad - Endless
Deetron - Sing
Dimlite - Can't Get Used To Those (Afterlude)

Check out more exclusive mixes at the Jackmode Soundcloud page.

Knights over Chicago

Rampage's SouthSide Boogie EP is out tomorrow on Ghetto Division Records but you can grab two of the featured tracks here in good old 320k quality.

Rampage - What's That Groove (Nader's Chicago Mix) by Nader

Rampage - Knights over Chicago (MaddJazz remix) by MaddJazz

Full Black

Just got a couple of great tracks courtesy of Klasse Recordings. Download while you can!

Donna McGhee - Make It Last Forever (Mr. Ho edit) by Klasse Recordings

Luca Lozano - Full Black by Klasse Recordings

Imagination - So Good So Right (Johanna Knutsson So Easy Edit) by Klasse Recordings

Not In Love

The Originals

I've been meaning to make one of these mixes for a while but this one from JMP certainly has a great selection of tracks you will have heard sampled in recent popular house and electro releases. Get educated and take a listen to The Originals.

DJ JMP - The Originals Mixtape by djjmp

To Be Cool

Catz_n_Dogz_-To_Be_Cool by catz n dogz aka 3channels

You'll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties

Liking this Man Like Me cover of Jona Lewie's 'You'll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties'. Also an advert for Ikea.

It Only Takes A Minute

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Tavares - It Only Takes A Minute (Deep Sang's 7 Minute Edit) by Deep Sang

Let's Go!

Let's Go (Bart B More 'Oldskool' remix) by Dem Slackers

A Little Birdee

A little Birdee gave me this mixtape by Birdee

1. Sante And Adam Port - Own
2. La Riots - Bombah (Mowgli Remix)
3. Foamo - Here Comes
4. Tensnake - Coma Cat (Round Table Knights Remix)
5. Burn The Negative - Smash And Grab (Supabeatz And Keith Remix)
6. Lauren Pritchard - Not The Drinking (Riva Starr Dub)
7. Voodoo Chilli - Love Songs (His Majesty Andre Remix)
8. Birdee - Freak!
9. Jay Robinson And Supabeatz - Screech
10. Birdee - Musik (Magnum Remix)
11. Birdee - Birdee Wants You
12. Foamo - Generate Some Heat
13. Dennis Ferrer - Hey Hey (Riva Starr Remix)

Too Hip To Be Square @The CAMP

Too Hip To Be Square @The CAMP

Aside from hosting my bi-monthly party at 93 Feet East, Too Hip To Be Square returns next Friday 8th October to take the reins solo as I host a one off special at The City Arts Music Project (The CAMP).

As well a few close friends celebrating their turning another year older, we'll also be toasting happy birthday to this blog as it turned 3 years old today. For your entertainment we welcome back Jim Sharp along with the usual suspect residents of Alruii, Fade In Fade Out, Pink Eye and myself. The party kicks off at 10pm and goes on until 4am. Its free entry all night.

Check out the Facebook Event for more details.

Heat Mode

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Heat Mode - What's IN The Boxx VOL 1 by Tom Shorterz

Edge Of Seventeen

Stevie nick - Edge of Seventeen (rayko edit) by Rayko

I'm A Lover Not A Fighter...Jet

Duck Sauce - Barbara Streisand (Pimpsoul & DJP Remix) by Pimpsoul


Gemini Club - Ghost (Midnight Conspiracy Remix) by Midnight Conspiracy

Jungle Boogie

Jungle boogie club mix Aug 2010 by cassette

1. Ghost Theory (Matthew Garton mix) - Balistrari
2. Bruk Out (Cassette edit) - Major Lazor (UNRELEASED)
2. Babbadabba (Original Mix) - Renaissance Man
3. Carlito - Mark Reeve
4. Nexx - Zinc
5. Barbara Streisand (O GOD remix) - Ducksauce
6. We are the bankers (Renaissance Man everything you always wanted to now about sax but were afraid to
ask remix) - Poni Hoax
7. Manges (Dubbel Dutch mix) - Digital Manges
8. Alone in the jungle (French Fries mix) - Dirtybeats
9. Elevated Level ( Kingdom edit feat. Brandy) - Roska
10. That tree (Smalltown Djs Sans Snoop Remix) - Snoop Dogg and Kid Cudi
11. Brazillian - Gramophonedzie
12. Throw back - Dubbel Dutch
13. Toms Diner (After lunch mix) - Bingo Players
14. Train to Bambako (Canblaster mix) - Myd
15. Miss Fatty (Douster bubblin edit) - Million Stylez
16. Rudeboi (Myd 'All that she wants' bootleg) - Rihanna

Heard it somewhere before - Part 3

The Stranglers - Peaches
Released: 21/05/77

The Dead Weather - I Cut Like A Buffalo
Released: 26/10/09

Too Hip To Be Square vs Deathwish Disco Pt.2

Too Hip To Be Square Vs Deathwish Disco

Well I've just about recovered from Bestival but it won't be long until we do it all again this Friday night as Too Hip To Be Square and Deathwish Disco team up once again in the surrounds of 93 Feet East's dark rooms, court yard and kicking soundsystem. Once again it's free entry and we have a mighty line up boasting the likes of Freestylers, Schema, The Freelance Hellraiser, Heavy Knights, Alruii, Pink Eye and myself. It all kicks off at 7 and goes on until 1am so make sure you get in early to avoid disappointment as it's bound to be a roadblock down there.

Also this will be a very special showcase of the new "3 Decks & EFX" live show the Freestylers are currently performing. To get a little taster check out the recent mix they released on Soundcloud:

Freestylers - DJ Mix August '10 by freestylers

We are also very proud to be welcoming The freelance Hellraiser who among other projects will be debuting some new material he's been working on under his Kid Gloves moniker with Freeform Five's Anu Pillai.

Also, Sub Slayers signing Schema will be bringing us their blend of breaks, dubstep and downright dirty noise as they get things going in room two. Check out their recent promo mix here:

DJ Mixes by Sub Slayers

For more details check out the Facebook Event here.

Supatronix Vs Skanks

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This weekend I'm getting my wellies on for Bestival (lets hope it isn't a 2008 pt.2) but, if I wasn't going then I'd be going to the Supatronix Vs Skanks night down at The Rhythm Factory on Saturday 11th September.

From the days of Dex in Brixton, Herbal in Shoreditch, Jamm south of the river to the hot spot of East London, The Rhythm Factory, Skanks and Supatronix have been bouncing off each other for years. With a perfectly mixed, cross genre line up from the crew behind the much loved radio show, Skanks, and a heavy hitting breaks pioneers from Supatronix consisting of Deekline & Wizard, Slyde and Beat Assassins to name but a few, we’re doing it in more style and power on 11th September.

Sets have been tightened and tunes have been mastered in preparation for this special Skankscollaboration. This event will be held close to the Skanks hearts, as it will be the last collaboration event for Skanks for a while. The future hold many developments for Skanks, and we want to make sure that the future is a good one.

Skanks Radio has become more about what we give you guys in terms of new upfront music, pioneering producers, and fresh sounds of all styles. We now feel it’s time to take a step back from the large stages and showcase the more intimate and personal side of the radio; the live lounge sessions, the intimate gigs, the Skanks touches. Skanks is renowned for our cross genre playlists and live performances our Dr Who’s Tardis of a studio, and we’re going to be brining you more and more of this as the year goes on, PLUS more chances to see the acts we’ve have had on the show live in venues across the capital and beyond.

For more details check out the Facebook Event here.

Sunset Mixtape

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Well the summer's drawing in for yet another year, time to batten down the hatches for winter. But before all of that let's make the most of what's left, especially if you're planning on making Bestival this year. Let's hope it's sunny at least.

It's also been a while since I've shared a personal mix of my favorite records of late aside from the Too Hip To Be Square mixes/ events. So, here's a little sunset mix to top off the summer featuring some disco, house and techno.

Oh-Death - Sunset Mix 2010.mp3 (Via Soundcloud)

1. Stay Ali - 97
2. Fatback - Keep On Steppin' (DJ Apt One Intro Edit)
3. Bend It Band - One Plus
4. Lovebirds - U Give Me
5. Mark E - Formed
6. The Crusaders - My Lady (Todd Terje Tangoterje Edit)
7. Swayzak - Stronger Love
8. Shit Robot - Simple Things (Work It Out) (Todd Terje Version)
9. Neurotic Drum Band - Robotic Hypnotic Adventure
10. WebQueawry - Searching
11. Demon vs. Heartbreaker - You Are My High
12. Nightriders - Without You
13. Les Rythmes Digitales - Brothers
14. Tony Lionni - Found A Place
15. Johnny Dangerous - Emerald City (Supernova UseTheSample Mix)
16. Dan Black - Symphonies (Hot City Remix)
17. Cajmere feat Dajae - Brighter Days (Mercury Edit)
18. Moodymann - The Third Track
19. Sebo K & Metro - Saxtrack (Reboot Twisted Fist Remix)
20. Don Diablo - Who's your daddy (Rubix Remix)
21. Andru Pozzatron - Funk That ! ( Go Go Bizkitt's Dizko Forever Remix!)
22. TWR72 - The Creation (genesis version)
23. Jay Lumen & Umek - Clouds Across The Moon (Hey Baby Remix)
24. DJ Josh Blackwell & Miss Babayaga - Professional Widow feat. Rachel (BB Edit)
25. Brooklyn Bounce - Bass, Beats & Melody Reloaded! (Stupid Fresh remix edit)
26. Florrie - Call 911 (Bart B More Remix)
27. Riva Starr feat. Noze - Black Cat, White Cat
28. ZINC - Nexx
29. Hot City - Hot City Bass
30. Niterockets - Dangerous Summer Love (Beach Version)
31. Gatto Viola - Backstabbin Angie For A Ten Bag (Doc Daneeka Re-Edit)

Win L.E.D Festival Tickets

L.E.D Festival

This Friday, East London's Victoria Park welcomes L.E.D, a new electronic festival to its grounds for the August Bank Holiday weekend. Now it's a brave move considering the amount of electronic festivals going on this weekend (South West Four, Get Loaded In The Park, Creamfields, Notting Hill Carnival) but it certainly has a lineup to rival it's competitors. It's debut features the likes of Leftfield, David Guetta, Goldfrapp, Aphex Twin, Calvin Harris, Friendly Fires, Annie Mac, Soulwax and Bloody Beetroots to name a few. So if the good old British weather holds out we should be in for a pretty good time.

Now the kind people at L.E.D Festival have given me two pairs of tickets for both days at the festival to give away. So for your chance of winning a pair for both Friday and Saturday just answer the following question:

Who are the Flying Dewaele Brothers better known as?

Send your answers to oh.death.studio@gmail.com and a winner will randomly selected tonight at 10pm (Thursday).

For more info and tickets head to www.ledfestival.net


Image: A Creative Universe

Jackmode is a DJ agency based in Berlin, home to many a noteable name such as Zombie Disco Squad, Alexander Robotnik, Solo, Oliver $, Act Yo Age and upcoming stars like Monkey Safari and Idiotproof making up this "eclectic but considered roster".

They dropped a few promo's through my mailbox the other day from J Philip, Pol On, Worthy & Yankee Zulu and as it states on the Agency Myspace page; "musically, the common denominator is house music, but subtly peppered with african rhythms, baile funk elements and gypsy sounds". Personally I'm loving the Pol On remix of Brass Construction's 'Happy People'. It's a tight little chugger of tech house breathing out little touches of soul through the classic disco sample. Download while you can.


Win Field Day 2010 Tickets

Win Field Day Tickets

Still not got your tickets for Field Day, one of London's finest festivals happening this weekend? Well fret not as here is your chance to win two tickets courtesy of InterCasino.co.uk

For a chance to win, simply send a blank email with "I WANT FIELD DAY TICKETS" as the email header to COMPETITION CLOSED and the winner will be picked at random on Thursday 29th July. Tickets will either be posted or can be collected from East London before the event this Saturday.

The competition is open until midnight on Wednesday 28th July 2010. Only one entry per email address. Multiple entries will be deleted.

Also, be sure to check out this Spotify playlist made by the guys at Bugged Out! as an nice taster for their stage at Field Day 2010 on Saturday.

Bugged Out! - Field Day 2010 Spotify playlist (Click to open Spotify)

Sub Tropical

Sub Tropical at Plan B

This Friday night I'm making the journey down to South London to spin a few records at Plan B, Bixton in support of Edu K, the Boogaloo Crew and guests. It's free before 10pm but after it's only £6 and you even get a free cocktail to get you started! Get in from 9pm to take advantage of the BBQ to feed the hungry soul's looking to last the night. Check out the Facebook Event for more details. In the meantime, here's some mixtapes as an appetiser.

Edu K - No Bangerz! Mix by edukeduk

Check out the Boogaloo Crew's recent mix for Ras Kwame's Radio 1 show via YouCanCallMePelski.

Boogaloo Crew Mix for Ras Kwame's Radio 1 Show (Via Pelski)
1.Nice Up The Function - The Boogaloo Crew
2.Mr Maybe - The Boogaloo Crew
3.Tribal Flex - TRG
4.The Slump -Pariah
5.Vitamins - The Boogaloo Crew
6.Rising Sun (Boogaloo Crew Remix) - DRT
7.Reflex - Dark Sky
8.Still Believe (Boogaloo Crew ARPsteppa Remix) - Supra 1
9.Crosses (Boogaloo Crew Bootleg) - Jose Gonzalez
10.Leave - Dark Sky

Too Hip To Be Square Mixtape

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So I've finally got around to recording a Too Hip To Be Square mixtape which, as it happens is just in time for the next event this coming Friday at 93 Feet East, London. Its a good little taster as to what you'll expect on the night from myself covering a whole plethora of genres. If you haven't checked out mixes by our headliners La Grève Générale, Alruii or indeed any of the other fine acts who will be playing in the main room then check out the post here. For more details on the event check out the Facebook Event here. Don't forget its free entry all night!

Be sure to add yourself to the Too Hip To Be Square group for details on future events, parties, mixtapes and releases.

Too Hip To Be Square Intro
Marlena Shaw - Califonia (Diplo Intro Edit)
Blackstreet Feat. Dr. Dre - No Diggity
Shabba Ranks - Mr. Loverman (Featuring Chevelle Franklin)
Dr. Dre - Let Me Ride
Arrested Development - People Everyday (Metamorphosis Radio Edit)
SWV - Right Here
Rick James - Mary Jane
James Brown - The Payback
En Vogue - My Lovin' (Never Gonna Get It)
Naughty By Nature - Hip Hop Horay
Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night (Single Version)
Missy Eliot, Lil' Kim, Left Eye, Da Brat - Not Tonight (Ladies Night)
Blue Boy - Remember Me
Snoop Dogg Feat. Dr. Dre & Jewell - Who Am I (What's My Name)
Fat Larry's Band - Act Like You Know
Salt-N-Pepa - Champagne
Zapp & Roger - More Bounce To The Ounce
The Revenge - Funk On A Whole Nu Level
Warren G & Nate Dogg - Regulate
The Revenge - Night Flight
Greg Wilson - Two Sides Of Sympathy (Greg Wilson Re-Edit)
Giorgio Moroder - I Wanna Rock You
Star Gard - Wear It Out
Pete Heller - Big Love
Gorillaz - Stylo (Alex Metric Remix)
Sharam Jey vs Klaxons - Touch My Hand
Tiga - Pleasure From The Bass
Hardrive - Deep Inside
Tomas Andersson - Washing Up (Tiga's Na Na Na Na Na Remix)
Cajmere - Percolator (Original Version)
Cricco Castelli - Life Is Changing
Happy Clappers - I Believe
PUZIQUE - Don't Go
Miike Snow - Animal (Fake Blood Remix)
Mr Oizo - Positif
Daft Punk - Technologic
Daft Punk - Burnin' (Ian Pooley Cut Up Mix)
David Morales Presents The Face - Needin' U (Original Mistake Edit)
Thomas Bangalter - Colossus
Underworld - Dark & Long (Dark Train)
Roy Davis Jr - Gabrielle (Live Garage mix)
Westbam ft. Nena - Oldschool, Baby (Piano Mix)


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Just got this great mix from co label owner and Bigger Than Barry resident DJ Tom Shorterz. This Birmingham born DJ and producer is part of the Bangers & Mash DJ collective and has already played to crowds as far as Canada, Ibiza and in the Costa Del Sol. Along with the Bigger Than Barry Crew he's currently remixing, producing and releasing under the Barry Records label. Check out some material via his Soundcloud or previous posts here and here.

So, after a hectic week this is the perfect remedy to kick back, sip a drink, wind down, and then get yourself ready for the weekend.

Tom Short - Mood 2 Groove Vol. 1 by Tom Shorterz

Tom Short - Mood & Groove Vol . 1
1. Falko Brockspier - Planets
2. Hot Natured - Equilibrium
3. Shonky - Korg M1
4. Inland knights - Sleep Talk
5. Illja Rudman - Timeless
6. Yeah feat. Guest Of Nature (Jamie Jones Aquafunk Mix)
7. In My System - Jef K System Mix
8. Sergio Fernandez - nirvana
9. Robert James - Sleep Moods
10. 50% - Tight Up
11. Jamie Jones - 911
12. Lee Curtis - The Glove
13. Man of Wisdom (Culprit Records)
14. Fables And Fairytales (Deniz Kurtel Remix)
15. 4th Measure Men - Give (MK DUB)
16. Carmen - Time To Move

Too Hip To Be Square & Deathwish Disco present...

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This months Too Hip To Be Square will be sharing 93 Feet East with fellow promoters Deathwish Disco on Friday 16h July.

We'll be kicking off in the Pink Bar at 7pm featuring the superb talent of La Grève Générale, Alruii, Pink Eye and myself all on a mission to wind down your working week and warm up those dancing feet to the sound of hip-hop, house, disco, electronica and rock.
Later on the main room Deathwish Disco will open to the hefty breaks, dubstep and bassline talent of Crtl Z, Kiss100's Jay Cunning and Heavy Knights. All this for the tidy sum of... well nothing!!

Checkout the Facebook Event for more details.
For a pre-event warm up check out these mixtapes from La Grève Générale, Alruii, Jay Cunning & Heavy Knights. I'll be posting a new Too Hip To Be Square mix later in the week.

Jay Cunning - Sub Slayers Mix [02] (CLICK FOR TRACK LIST) by Jay Cunning / Sub Slayers

Heavy Knights Exclusive Mix for Deathwish Disco - Summer 2010 by Deathwish Disco

Getting On Down

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I've been listening to The Revenge's 'House Is Here (War Is Over) Mix' for a couple of weeks now and I'm really loving the last track in the mix by Stacy Kidd who, as it turns out is Paul Johnson's (of 'Get Get Down' fame) cousin. Its an awesome Chicago house chugger of a track that came out back in 2003 on an EP with Gene Farris called the Showdown E.P. Vol.1 on Camouflage Recordings. Here's a rip from the mix, I'm trying to track down a 320k mp3 if anyone can help?

Stacy Kidd - Getting On Down (Dub).mp3 (Mediafire)

One Year On

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So, one year on and here's a tidy re-edit from Potions to rock along to the good times.

Rock With You (Potions Edit).mp3 (Mediafire)

Surfing The Void


So, almost four years down the line and having got through just as many producers the Klaxon's second album will be out this year. Having seen their first attempt at a follow up album to their debut 'Myths Of The Near Future' scrapped after being rejected by the band's label Polydor, the news that the album 'Surfing The Void' will be out this summer has been confirmed with the release of album artwork above.

A track off the album called 'Flashover' had its debut on Zane Lowe's radio show back in May and has been available to listen to on the band's website and Myspace page since. Apparently it is not due for an official single release, but instead the first single to be released prior to the albums release later in August, will be the yet unaired 'Echoes'.

1. Echoes
2. The Same Space
3. Surfing The Void
4. Valley of The Calm Trees
5. Venusia
6. Extra Astronomical
7. Twin Flames
8. Flashover
9. Future Memories
10. Cypherspeed

Heard it somewhere before - Part 2

The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin
Released: 10/11/67

So while shuffling my way through Spotify I heard the track above by The Moody Blues. Now is it me or is there a similarity between the intro of 'Nights In White Satin' and 'Earth Song' by Michael Jackson?

Michael Jackson - Earth Song
Released: 27/11/95

One Man Party

More notable for his performance behind a drum kit with Soulwax, Steve Slingeneyer has been using his down time to fuel his growing production and DJ status as One Man Party. Here's a recent mix he made for Vice Magazine along with a new track 'Listen To The Bass'. For a demo it doesn't sound that bad, give it a bit of fine tuning in the studio, possibly some final production from his Soulwax counterparts and he may just have a club banger.

One Man Party - Listen to the bass (Demo).mp3
One Man Party - Jagerland Mix.mp3 (Via Fairlitizer)

Catch him DJing at the following nights:
17 June : OMP @ Kaserne - Basel
25 June : OMP @ Little Johnny Russells - Portsmouth
26 June : OMP @ The Lock Tavern - London
27 June : OMP @ Sea Sessions festival - Bundoran
02 July : OMP @ The prime time of your life @ the Universe Club - Stuttgart
03 July : OMP @ Electric Shake Festival - Dublin
10 July : OMP @ Lincoln Hall - Chicago
16 July : OMP @ Avalon - Hollywood

Party Time

Been a while since I posted anything. Finally seen the light at the end of the tunnel after spending what seemed like a lifetime producing the new tour merchandise for Muse among other things.

Anyway, I'm counting down the hours until I jet off to a little holiday so, I thought I'd share some mixes that have been really helping me get through the past few weeks. They're in a bit more of a party vein than the usual stuff I post which, in a way is what I'm feeling at the moment.

I've been getting a bit tired of the electro and techno mixes flying about these days. Its been nice to listen to familiar sounds and not fall into a techno k-hole. By the way, what ever happened to those campaigns about three years ago against minimal tech? Did these people just follow the crowd and discover that everyone is producing music with white noise, hand claps and minimal beats? Way'd a go innovator. Enjoy your Bank Holiday kids.

Mr. Mo- "Party Favors" (Full Mix) by MrMoMusic

Hot Steppin' 2010 Promo Porn by Dj Mo'funk

DJ Kid Stretch Funky Breaks Mix 01-2009 by DJ Kid Stretch

Too Hip To Be Square - May Daze

Also on Sunday night Too Hip To Be Square returns for not just one but two May Bank Holiday weekend parties on Sunday 2nd & Sunday 30th at The Albert & Pearl, Islington. Featuring the DJ talents of Jim Sharp, Fab Fatale and myself spinning the finest hip-hop, house, disco, electronica and rock of the past five or so decades. Check out the Facebook Event for more details.

The Freak Show

This Friday is the opening of the Brighton FreakShow at St Peter's Church, Brighton featuring some of the south west coasts finest and freakiest illustrators. It's part of the 2010 Open Houses Festival where local venues and houses open their doors for the public to come and view art in a completely unique way.

The following hand selected image makers will be displaying work for sale and custom pieces in the venue: The Freaks, Luke Insect, Shan Jiang, Mega Munden, HelloMarine, Steve Wilson, Another Example, Imakethings, Chris Ede, JohnnyMcCulloch, Matt Taylor, Thomas Burden, Matt Buchanan, Harry Draws Pictures, Jonas Valtysson, Velvet Spectrum, Will Scobie, Yuko Michishita, Neil Davies and Erla Maria.

Check out the website for more details and examples of work on display: www.brightonfreakshow.com

Deathwish Disco

This Sunday I'll be heading south of the river to support the likes of Kanji Kinetic, Penny For The DJ and Heavy Knights for the Deathwish Disco Mayday weekend rave-up at New Cross's finest The Amersham Arms. Watch ya bass bins yeah? Here's a little teaser mix from Penny For The DJ plus a bonus track from Kanji Kinetic via LAFriendly.

Kanji Kinetic - Zombiezz.mp3 (Mediafire)

Penny For The DJ - Deathwish Disco Promo Mix.mp3 (Mediafire)
1.Rico Tubbs - The Party(Squires Remix)
2.Streetlife DJs - The Ghetto Groove(Lee Mortimer Remix)
3.Jacksaw - Kung Pow feat. MC Loc E
4.Mini K - Jack Off Jill
5.Reset! - Sex Machine
6.Foamo - Movin It Over Here
7.Will Bailey - The Dutty Clem(Aniki Remix)
8.Lee Mortimer & Laidback Luke - Blau!(Doorly Dubstep Remix)
9.Lee Mortimer & Foamo - It's Going Down
10.Kaya - Rat Race (Penny for the DJ Remix)

You Could Like Rap Again

Yet another blazing tape to put in your car stereo and ride around the block on a sunny afternoon from my man Jim Sharp. Catch him spinning hip hop at his monthly regular Mookie at The Haggerston or spinning just about anything else at Too Hip To Be Square.

Jim Sharp - You Could Like Rap Again Mixtape.mp3 (DivShare)
1. Intro
2. Back Again - Reflection Eternal
3. Diana In The Autumn Wind (Jim's Fall In Love Edit) w/ Get Dis Money - Gap Mangione & Slum Village
4. Brag Swag - Elzhi
5. My New Shit - Drake
6. My World (Jim's Queens Drums Edit) - Jay Electronica
7. Surprise Cypher - Lightheaded
8. To The Top - Statik Selektah & Saigon
9. Sounds G.O.O.D. 2 Me - Consequence
10. Turn It Up - Sadat X & Pete Rock
11. Let's Go - Pharoahe Monch
12. Modivators Remix - A Tribe Called Quest
13. Cigar Music - Rick Ross
14. Topless - Dr Dre feat. Nas
15. Here We Go (Remix) - Drake & Twista
16. Fuck The Money - B.O.B. feat. Asher Roth
17. The Smelly Cat Song - Sha Stimuli
18. Just Begun - Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica & J.Cole
19. Sirens In The Distance - A-Alikes feat. Mos Def
20. Here I Am - Phonte, Brother Ali & BK-One

Milky Way

KeToLoCo co-promoter and resident DJ Danny Raper is no stranger to London nightlife. He's just launched a new night at Trafik in Shoreditch called ODYSSEY every Thursday night featuring London's finest local house & disco DJ talents. For more info check out the ODYSSEY facebook group here. Here's his new mix which is a damn fine complement to a warm spring afternoon.

A new month means a new mix, and something a bit different from the norm from me - a selection of cosmic disco grooves from the likes of TENSNAKE, AEROPLANE, TODD TERJE, PRINS THOMAS, RAY MANG and more, a Shoreditch space odyssey if you will! I hope you enjoy grooving to it as much as I did putting it together - the milky ways are on me!

Danny Raper – Milky Way.mp3 (Direct link)
1/ Yacht – Psychic City [Classixx Remix]
2/ Loverbirds – Tuesday
3/ Mano Le Tough – Eurodancer
4/ Franz Ferdinand – Ulysses [BTWS Re-Animation]
5/ Kasper Bjorke – Alcatraz
6/ Bottin – No Static
7/ Aeroplane – Caramellas
8/ David Rubato – Circuit [Aeroplane Remix]
9/ Black Van – Yearning
10/ Vincenzo – Wanna Love You
11/ Walter Jones – Living Without Your Love
12/ 40 Thieves – Don’t Turn it Off
13/ Zwicker – Who You Are [Junior Boys Remix]
14/ Still Going – Untitled Love
15/ Tensnake – Coma Cat
16/ Todd Terje – Eurodans
17/ Toby Tobias – In Your Eyes [Tensnake Remix]
18/ Shur-I-Kan – Joe’s Joint
19/ Dolle Jolle – Balearic Incarnation [ Todd Terje Remix]
20/ Ali Love – Love Harder [Prins Thomas Remix]
21/ Bottin – Hot Ring [Fernando Remix]
22/ Bent – Always [Mighty Mouse Remix]
23/ Ryan Crosson – You’ve Got Me
24/ Moonbootica – Men Of The Future
25/ Ajello – Moody Bang
26/ Fever Ray – Triangle Walks [Rex The Dog Edit]
27/ The Faint- Battlehym For The Childsren [Tensnake Remix]
28/ Zev feat. Beckford – Forget The World
29/ Ray Mang – Look Into My Eyes
30/ Danton Eeprom – Lost In Music

More mixes from Danny here: http://www.facebook.com/board.php?uid=138849827128

Heard it somewhere before - Part 1

Dead Kids - Into The Fire

Released: 8/12/08

So last week (March 31st) Eddy Temple Morris was fighting the Dead Kids' cause against Coco Sumner over her apparently ripping them off in her new song 'Caesar'. Temple Morris was claiming that the song sounded very similar to that of 'Into The Fire' by Dead Kids and if you compare the two tracks here, I'd say he's quite right.

Anyway, this reminded me of a feature I had been meaning to add to the blog for a while. I'm the type of person who listens to the melody more than the lyrics in music. Often leading me to hear similarities or hints of completely different tunes in random tracks.

Be some of them far fetched or plain outright copies I'll be posting a few I've heard recently on the blog. Submissions are also welcomed so, if you have two (or more) records that you've heard that sound familiar, no matter how small or big the sample/ part is. Drop me a message to oh.death.studio@gmail.com or add the tracks in the comments below.

I Blame Coco feat. Robyn - Caesar
Released: 31/01/10

Lorenz Rhode

Well I was getting pretty used to having some time off over the Easter break, unfortunately the quarterly electricity bill just came through the door along with my council tax. Time to get down to business. Sigh.

It's not all doom and gloom in sunny London though. Spring appears to be officially here and I'm trawling emails to the tune of a fine mixtape from Lorenz Rhode. Recently recorded for the Data Transmission Podcast. Check it out below or via the Exploited Soundcloud.

Lorenz Rhode - Data Transmission Podcast 098 by Exploited

1. Studio R feat. Capitol A - A and R (Ben Mono instrumental) [Compost]
2. Lorenz Rhode feat. Snax - Something Hot [Exploited]
3. Armenta & Majik - I wanna be with you (Part 2) [Savoir Faire]
4. The B.B. & Q. Band - Imagination [Capitol]
5. Lorenz Rhode - Drop the P! [Exploited]
6. Freeez - I.O.U. (12" version) [Beggers Banquet]
7. xxx - xxx (Lorenz Rhode remix) [BNR]
8. The Phenomenal Handclap Band - 15 to 20 (Den Haan remix) [Gomma]
9. xxx - xxx (Lorenz Rhode remix) [Magnetron]
10. Strip Steve - AM/FM [Boysnoize]
11. Lorenz Rhode - Like a Player [Exploited]
12. Chromeo - Night by Night (Siriusmo remix / Boys Noize edit) [Green Label Sound]
13. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Palladium [Vulture]
14. Ben Mono feat. Yo Majesty - Hit the Bit (Lorenz Rhode remix) [Compost]
15. Lorenz Rhode feat. Snax - Something Hot (Seiji remix) [Exploited]
16. Malente & Dex feat. New Kidz - Lions (Lorenz Rhode remix) [Exploited]
17. Egoexpress - Telefunken (Adolf Noise remix) [Ladomat 2000]
18. Le Le - Disco Monster [Magnetron]
19. Schlachthofbronx feat. Marina - Vem Que Tem (Lorenz Rhode remix) [Man]
20. Tele - Foto (Lorenz Rhode remix) [Tapete]
21. Lorenz Rhode - Back [Compost]
22. Lorenz Rhode - A Little something [Exploited]
23. Lorenz Rhode - Kinky and the Grain [Exploited]
24. Logic System - Domino Dance [EMI]
25. Lorenz Rhode - Telephone Helicopter Applause Gunshot [Exploited]
26. Lorenz Rhode - Antidote [Exploited]
27. Motor City Drum Ensemble - Raw Cuts #6 [Faces]

As bonus track check out Disco Evolution by Lorenz Rhode. A megamix of new and unheard Lorenz Rhode productions:
Lorenz Rhode - Disco Evolution.mp3 (direct link)

I'm Running

The latest EP out on Gung Ho! is from New Zealand born DJ/Producer Luke Walker. I'm new to his name and productions but his track 'I'm Running' is a quality electro chugger. The EP has been getting support from the likes of Autokratz, Tim Findlay (Groove Armada), Andy George and The Japanese Popstars among others. Check it out at Beatport.

Check out his latest mixtape at Soundcloud:
Luke Walker - Rekonnekted 2010 mix.mp3 (via Soundcloud)

Easter parties...

Thanks to all those who made it down to The Queen Of Hoxton on Friday, it went off!! Big thanks to Best Laid Plans and all DJs and bands who played. The next event is an Easter special this Thursday April 1st featuring Jim Sharp, Yo Mama! DJs, Oh-Death & Pink Eye and its free entry!! So come kick off your Easter weekend with a good old knees up on the disco dancefloor of The Electricity Showrooms. More details on the Facebook Event.

Then, this Friday after recovering from the night before I'll be DJing at Blog Party No.1 with fellow music bloggers/ lovers at The Big Chill House, Kings Cross.
Playing the cream of new music will be:
Feel My Bicep
It’s All About
The Beat!
Nobody Cares About Kitsune
Slutty Fringe
New music blog
InFormed London

It's £5 after 10pm but message me your full names to oh.death.studio@gmail.com to get on the free guestlist. Check out the Facebook Event for details.