Archive for May, 2008

Warp party this Saturday with Clark, Mike Dred, Rustie, Lory D, Jimmy Edgar and Rob Hall
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Clark @ The Concorde 2, Brighton

CLARK (Warp)

MIKE DRED (Rephlex / R&S)
RUSTIE (Wireblock / Warp / Hyperdub)
LORY D (Sounds Never Seen / Wireblock / Rephlex)
JIMMY EDGAR (Warp / Citinite)
ROB HALL (Skam / Gescom)

+ BLACK RABBIT / VOLTEK / YAPORIGAMI / RETERIC / MATA UNIT / ALGORIDDIM / OOZAT
++ CAMS AND VISUALS ON MULTIPLE SCREENS FROM PIRATIO AND VJs MOREBUCK$ AND ELASTIC EYE

Its gonna go down like an acid techno rave. And Jimmy Edgar is a legend.

WHITEST BOT ALIVE Live @ The Brighton Coalition, Brighton on Monday, May 19th
Friday, May 16, 2008

You gotta get yourselves down to this-

Whitest Boy Alive Live in Brighton May 19th 2008

Ladyhawke
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

This Kiwi girl Ladyhawke has been killing me over the last 2 or 3 weeks. Probably my record of the year so far. Got a copy direct from Modular (I have a feeling its out pretty soon – first or second week of June) and seriously, its the biggest no-brainer purchase ever. 4 Tracks, all of them amazing. Original (a live disco-funk classic), Fred Falke remix (amazing space-disco), Van She Tech remix (filthy, stomping with a really backwards breakdown) and a Mock and Toof mix (somewhere between the other 2 mixes).

Ladyhawke - Back Of The Van

Click the sleeve to get some free Van She Tech love from Modular.

Abandoned holiday resort in Sanjhih, Taiwan
Monday, May 12, 2008

Stumbled upon this Flikr set of an abandoned holiday resort in Taiwan. Pretty amazing pics by Cypherone from Taipei. All his stuff looks good actually…. abandoned sugar factory looks great too.

Sanjhih

Sanjhih

Sanjhih

Sanjhih

Sanjhih

Sanjhih

Humphrey Lyttelton RIP
Thursday, May 8, 2008

I have no idea what I was doing on April 25th, but somehow the death of Humphrey Lyttelton has surpassed me until now. Lyttelton is one of the utter UTTER legends of contemporary British culture. He was one of the great jazz trumpeters, and also one of the best and longest serving broadcasters on that cornerstone of Britishness, BBC Radio 4.

Check this out:

  • He was produced by Joe Meek in the 50s on his hit track Bad Penny Blues
  • He played with every great jazz artist, including Duke Ellington, John Dankworth, Dizzie Gillespie, George Melley…..
  • His band played on Radiohead’s Amnesiac

Humphrey Lyttelton

He was also the host of the supreme I’m Sorry, I Haven’t a Clue on Radio 4 since the 70s.


Louis Armstrong knows the score