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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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PEOPLE ARE GERMS ROLLERDISCO with Alexis Taylor / The Glimmers / Trevor Jackson / Crispin Dior / Magistrates
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

People Are Germs Rollerdisco

In a splendid clash of OMG and LOL, our pals Claire and Juliette Germs are putting on an amazing party… here’s the scoop: On the 18th April Claire and Juliette are running a very special People are Germs party in the form of a (drum roll…) ROLLERDISCO at BASH STUDIOS (Scrutton Street, London, EC2A)! Just to clarify skating is, apparently, NOT compulsory…

To accompany the skates There’re lots of fun loving DJs playing in the form of:
The Glimmers
Alexis Taylor – Hot Chip
Trevor Jackson
Crispin Dior
Magistrates
Plus Special Guests

As well as this all this there’ll be candy floss, balloons, beautiful visuals thanks to the talents of Jiro Bevis and Danny Sangra plus lots lots more… The night runs from 10pm – 5am.

Tickets are on sale from Ticketweb.co.uk and cost a handsome £8. (£10 on the door) info.

New Diplo Banger
Thursday, October 16, 2008

Diplo – ‘Blow Your Head’

As heard on Sinden’s radio show last night.

Oh. Mi. God.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Well in the interveneing months (literally, months) since my last post I have been doing all manner of fun things, and even more boring things.

Foremost in the fun stakes was a trip to Berlin to see my brother. Happily (and not entirely coincidentally) he was playing Berghain that weekend, so a party was HAD.

After a traumatic and very delayed journey (my passport had expired, so I had to go all the way to Peterborough, hang around for about 6 hours and pay £120 to get it renewed) I arrived (a day late) in Berlin.

I’m gonna split the posts on Berlin up cos there are so many pics. This post refers to one particularly exciting episode at the Adidas Originals store where I got a pair of Mi Originals made.

Herzogenaurach, May 28th , 2008 – Well-established street wear symbol adidas Originals celebrates its rich brand heritage with another milestone that truly expresses creativity and individuality: mi Originals. With this customization tool the brand offers consumers the chance to design their own individual pair of sneakers and thereby choose between two of the Trefoil’s most iconic footwear models: the Superstar and the ZX700.

Well, I went, I saw and I fucking got em. The workspace is amazing – two old dentist chairs with a touchscreen interface for viewing and modifying your kicks.

So yeah. That was a good day. NAd even better, three weeks down the line, they’re HERE!!!!! Will post pics tomorrow. SO FRESH!

Jaguar Love (Bestiality)
Tuesday, July 8, 2008

So Ive missed about a hundred interesting things out which I’ll try and catch up on at some point soon, but for ow, here’s a little report on the super-fantastic new Matador Signees Jaguar Love. They played Audio on Saturday and smashed it, even though there were only like 40 people there. I guess there hadn’t been much press and they’ve only had one single so far.

In the band are Johnny from Blood Brothers (and Crystal City), Cody (also from Blood Brothers and Head Wound City) and Jay Clarke (from Pretty Girls Make Graves). Wow – what a lineup.

Had a nice chat to Cody who is a super cool, and designed some of their merch (I am a merch bitch):
Jaguar Love Tee

Also met Johnny’s Mrs, Amy who is the main person behind Crystal City and is also super nice.

A Couple of inventive and great videos from a couple of my fave bands at the moment…
Thursday, June 26, 2008


“Duplexes of the Dead” by Fiery Furnaces from the brilliant album Widow City


“Run To Your Grave” by The Mae Shi from the brilliant album Hillyh

The Great Escape.
Monday, June 9, 2008

Well, I’ve been off the hook busy (more on this in the next post or two).

My last couple of weeks have been spent at shows mostly – the first of which was the most excellent Great Escape Festival. The best performances for me were The Young Knives on Thursday night at Audio…

Yeasayer were also fantastic on Thursday night at the now closed Barfly, although one downer on this was the fact that The Ting Tings were on afterwards and the crowd had a large percentage of dickheads who were trying to push their way to the front so they could see their Radio 1 faves before they appeared on Now Thats What I Call Music Vol. 87 and muttering the likes of “God, hurry up” between every Yeasayer tune.

Yeasayer @ The Great Escape, Brighton, 2008

Yeasayer @ The Great Escape, Brighton, 2008

Yeasayer @ The Great Escape, Brighton, 2008

Yeasayer @ The Great Escape, Brighton, 2008

Yeasayer @ The Great Escape, Brighton, 2008

Yeasayer @ The Great Escape, Brighton, 2008

Yeasayer @ The Great Escape, Brighton, 2008

Yeasayer @ The Great Escape, Brighton, 2008

Yeasayer @ The Great Escape, Brighton, 2008

Yeasayer @ The Great Escape, Brighton, 2008

Yeasayer @ The Great Escape, Brighton, 2008

Yeasayer @ The Great Escape, Brighton, 2008

Yeasayer @ The Great Escape, Brighton, 2008

Yeasayer @ The Great Escape, Brighton, 2008

Yeasayer @ The Great Escape, Brighton, 2008

Yeasayer @ The Great Escape, Brighton, 2008

Yeasayer @ The Great Escape, Brighton, 2008

Yeasayer @ The Great Escape, Brighton, 2008

And then on to the delegate’s afterparty where I chilled with the most excellent Famous Poet Derek Meins. He gave me a little comic chronicling his battle with the bastard bottle (gin). What a dude.

The Famous Poet Derek Meins @ The Great Escape, Brighton, 2008

Friday brought more highjinx down on the pier in the frankly bizarre Horatio’s bar. It was the Moshi Moshi party and I went with a view to seeing the brilliant Mae Shi whose Hillyh album is one of my faves so far in 2008. I got there a bit early and caught Slow Club‘s set too and I have to say they were brilliant too. Totally unassuming. Mae Shi came on and joined them for their last tune, and Rebecca returned the favour by coming on midway through the Mae Shi’s set and covering their brilliant Run To Your Grave. The Mae Shi really smashed it live – as I had heard they did from others…

The Mae Shi

The Mae Shi

The Mae Shi

The Mae Shi

They got a huge sheet half way through and covered the crowd with it, like a sleepover singalong. Fantastic.
The Mae Shi

The Mae Shi

The Mae Shi
Slow Club guest

The Mae Shi

The Mae Shi

The Mae Shi

Headlining on the night were Hot Club du Paris, who were pretty great too. A great night all round.

Delegate passes open many doors, although, as the Twat Twats might say “Thats not my name”…

The Mae Shi photos were all by Elinor Jones. Sorry for yoinking, but I forgot my camera!

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.

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