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Archive for the month “November, 2011”

First Sentric Sessions w/ Cosmic Boogie

Above is the recording of the stream of the first ever Sentric Sessions with Cosmic Boogie. We’re doing the next one with Andy Ash in a week’s time; I will blog with more details closer to the time. Until then enjoy a video of two of Liveprool’s most rotund music lovers with weird heads and even weirder voices.

Check the mix CB dropped for us below too…

Cosmic Boogie – The Sentric Sessions Mix by Cosmic Boogie

Zed Bias 45 min Classic UK Garage mix – URB

Zed Bias 45 min Classic UK Garage mix by zedbiasakamaddslinky

Originally recorded for Urb back in October, I got turned onto this due to a fellow UK Garage fan from the five of us that exists in Liverpool. This has bass in spades, sweet cut-up vocals and enough underground calssics to keep the heads happy. But it’s is no train-spotter fest; check the way the classic Timo Maas remix of ‘Doom’s Night’ erupts out of Zed Bias’ own stone cold beast ‘Neighbourhood’. Press play, whack on your moschino shirt and party like it’s 1999 all over again.

Unsung (Documentary) – The Fat Boys

Just noticed the link for this off the twitter account of the soul brother himself Pete Rock, short documentary on obese party rockers The Fat Boys. Interesting viewing about a group who in their day were the biggest, in every sense, group in the genre during it’s nascent years.

Prince Paul – Scion AV Ep 3: New Orleans Bounce

The latest episode of Prince Paul’s, the legendary hip-hop proudcer, Scion AV series sees him going down to New oprleans to sample the bounce scene. there’s some serious dance moves on the go in here, plus some dope transgender emcees discussing ‘sissy bounce’. Well worth a watch, especially for anyone who has fallen in love with New Orleans music via David Simon’s Treme.

We Love Ibiza 2011 Podcast Episode 19 – Groove Armada

Brand new We Love Podcast. Blurb below ho:

It’s the second of our monthly winter podcasts and we’ve got a special set from our residents Groove Armada recorded live on the Space Terrace on August 28th, plus a look ahead to the busy festive party season with We Love’s music director Mark Broadbent and tour manager Andy Livesey, who’s gone from flyering in San Antonio to flying to Dubai , all for the cause of a good party. Music comes courtesy of Kenny Dope, Waifs & Strays and Groove Armada, who are all playing at We Love events in December.

The podcast is hosted by Andy Wilson

Alpines & Maya Jane Coles cover Carly SImon

Alpines prod. Maya Jane Coles – Why by Alpines

The Alpines have been knocking out some lush pop over the past year or so, their glacial approach tying in rather nicely with their name and probably best surmised by their track ‘Cocoon’. Here they team up with one of the success stories of 2011, Maya Jane Coles, for a cover of the Chic produced and Paradise Garage and Balearic anthem ‘Why’ by Carly Simon. I’ve always loved the original (I even have a bit of a soft spot for the Glamma Kid and Shola Ama track that used it as a centrepiece) and this is a faithful effort, similair in scope to the Tensnake remix Maya contributed earlier this year which I blogged about here.

It’s not the first time Maya’s got to grips with the band, she also reworked ‘Cocoon’ under her Nocturnal Sunshine guise. Also check another cover from the group; this time stripping back Nirvana’s ‘Something in the Way’ with gorgeous reverential melancholy here.

Carl Craig – Boiler Room

There’s a school of thought that Carl Craig, like another mid 90s techno doyen with a similar geographical leaning, has lost the underground kudos that followed him round for the first fifteen years of his career. 2011 may have been the year that his record label Planet E imprint celebrated Twenty years of releases, but certain Detroit aficionados turned off after his cerebral version of Theo Parrish’s ‘Falling Up’ dropped.

Personally, I think that was arguably his most fertile period, with his remixes and productions hitting a stride where they shone from beyond the underground and gave his arpeggio heavy Detroit sound a more mainstream appeal. Check his remix Tony Allen’s ‘Kilode’ for unerring proof, up there with the best of his output from Paperclip People and Innerzone Orchestra era.

This Boiler Room set is similar in scope to that era of C2, and it’s pretty fucking special to my ears and eyes. There’s a great deal of debate about how much of the equipment assembled for the show he actually used and whether he ‘gives up’ playing live midway through the set. But there’s some genuine moments of spine tingling genius; check the way the Curtis Mayfield sampling ‘Ladies and Gentleman’ by alias 69 ripples through on the half hour mark.

Also worth noting the front row dancers who sometimes come off as a Vice Mag parody too. Click the image at the top to see more, and also check this rather good video from Ibiza dons We Love… Space with Carl and Paul Woolford waxing lyrical about Planet E.

We Love… 20 Years of Planet E from We Love on Vimeo.

High on Hope: The Ravers’ Story

“I am getting bored of seeing a big name dj (usually filmed in a night club or recording studio) telling us ‘yeah it was mental, the crowd were going wild then the old bill came in and stopped the party’. That just isn’t interesting for me anymore.”

Earlier you will have seen the post I did about the search for funding for the acid house documentary High on Hope, and I was lucky enough to speak to director Piers Sanderson in an interview with Data Transmission recently. Hit the quote for the full piece.

&Ting Friday 4th November – Miguel Campbell

“The formula is a potent one and pretty much a snapshot of the approach that has served Ibiza over the summer, with dance music moving away from both the trainer-spotter snobbery of the past and the darkness of cold electronics”

The man behind the record of 2011 came to Liverpool recently and I went and reviewed. Hit the quote to go straight to the piece on Data Transmission.

Junior Boys – You’ll Improve Me (Caribou Remix)

Junior Boys – You’ll Improve Me (Caribou Remix) by DominoRecordCo

Junior Boys are no stranger to brilliant dance reworks, with corkers over the years provided by the likes of and Hot Chip. This is no exception, Caribou dropping an acid wig-out which uses the ethereal haunting qualities inherent in lead singer’s vocal brilliantly. Expect to hear this, if you haven’t already, haunting the more discerning dancefloors over the winter.

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