Creatures from outerspace

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I've got this mix for a few days but too busy to post it...but here I am (at last) ! If you like funky electronic stuff you should know Bear Entertainment, the label run by Steve Kotey of the Chicken Lips. All they releases are great without exception. The mix we got today is by the man called Billy Bogus from Pizzico Records (a lil' italian label that you gonna hear in the future...) for his friends the Diaphanoids. After been in the musical industry in Italy (from mainstream to techno) these two guys decided to launch themselves as the Diaphanoids in 2001 (which is a good year for space project as they say !!) cause they had the same interest for new wave, disco, funk and krautrock. They released a 12" on Bear Funk few months ago and the album is ready... They're analog freaks and it's not surpising that they have a project with Padded Cell one of the best artist of the D.C. fame... Hum sounds good isn't it ? Don't worry you gonna be informed of this in the future months cause I'm a Padded Cell fan ! To complete the story they've done a remix for Snorkel, a London based artist. The Diaphanoids will be touring with their live very soon so watch out if they come in your city...

The Diaphanoids - Spaced out and confused mixtape by Billy Bogus

01. Alan Parson Project - Mamma gamma

02. John Paul Young - Sirens

03. Alan Parson Project - I robot

04. The Diaphanoids - Where were you in 5079?

05. Skyline - Negative land

06. Romanelli - Flight

07. Laser - Laser

08. Gino Soccio - Visitors

09. Clara Mondshine - Meta samba

10. Azymuth - Jazz carnival

11. Skyline - Future jungle

12. The Rockets - Space rock

13. Reingold - Triad dimensions

14. Peacock - House

15. Rodelius - Geviss

Support these guys, they deserve it, buy their records at Phonica, Piccadilly or in your favourite wax dealer !


Italo fever from Canada

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The guy we gonna talk about here is canadian which is not ordinary for an italo freak ! Feathers Of Lead offers us a great track that could rock any dancefloor, trust me. It contains everything that does we love italo : martial rhythm, running bass that goes on and on and above all kitsch synths that brings you in 1980, in a word a good cheesy sound. Tyler Lewis (his real name) is very influenced by the sounds he heard in the 80's : Vangelis on Blade Runner, Wham, Hall & Oates etc. Basically if you like productions of Robotnick, Alden Tyrell or Gazebo you'll like this tunes for sure. But the man is not only in italo, he's got an obsesion for baile funk too. You can hear a track called 'Salt' on his myspace page proving his skills in this brazilian ghetto style... Here you got an extract of the track 'Adjust' :

Feathers Of Lead - Adjust

Support him, purchase his tracks on Beatport or Stompy. Send him feedback.


More dance, less school

Today I'd like to make a gift to all those italo freaks. Here's the video of Bobby Farrell (remember the black guy of Boney M ?) and the School Rebels with the track called 'Happy song' released in 1984. Beautiful song with the children vocals, the typical italo synths and the old school drum that rocks on the full 8 minutes version ! The kids seem really rebels aren't they ? One last thing : if you don't understand the lyrics, the three black teachers are here to explain you on the blackboard !

If you like the track, click on the image to download the full lenght version.


We love NY !

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NYC has always been a prolific city with many artists in all disciplines and some of them became cult : Public Enemy, JM Basquiat, The Velvet Underground, Andy Warhol, Sonic Youth, Beastie Boys, Futura 2000, Boogie Down Production etc. This list could be infinite !!! Today we gonna focus on the beginning of the 80's in Big Apple with two groups that are well known (but deserve more) : ESG and Liquid Liquid. They were from NY in the same years but and have a lot in common. Both of them had the particularity to make unusual funk, minimal for ESG and totally mad or percussive for Liquid Liquid. They were sampled millions of times. ESG even released a records called "Sample credits don't pay our bills" and Liquid Liquid lost a lot of money in his battle against Grandmaster flash who take the bassline of "Cavern" for "White lines (don't do it)'. So I hope you'll enjoy these two videos.

ESG - Moody (Live@Daikanyama UNIT 2006.7.12)

Liquid Liquid - Cavern


Do you know who this rasta dog belongs to ?

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Today I'm very proud to put the lights on guys that you should follow, Coyote formed by Timm Sure and Ampo (who do the job for this post). They run a label, Is it Balearic? that you shouldn't miss. On the second 12" you'll find a remix of Aeroplane that release a 12" on Eskimo these days (you gonna talk of them soon over here...). Coyote aren't newbies. They have records and they know how to mix them... So, here you have a fabulous mix of slow motion disco and balearic sounds with a lot of incredible tracks to brighten up your week end.

Coyote - mixmoves

Tracklisting :

1 - Lexx - Stripper
2 - Soft Rocks - Look east
3 - Gaz Nevada - Special agent man
4 - Coppa - Don't shrimp
5 - Freshro - Spiritual blues
6 - Phoreski - ?
7 - ?
8 - Reverso 68 - Take me back (to yours)
9 - 40 Thieves - ?
10 - Dorfmeister vs Madrid de las Autrias - Boogie no more (Reverso 68 remix)
11 - Karma - Beach towel (I:Cube cosmix marathon remix)
12 - Antenna - Camino del sol (Joakim remix)


The thunders of copyright on James Murphy

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You probably know James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and also the head of DFA, well know for his two albums and his fantastic remixes (especially the Blues Explosion that is a favourite of the Electric Spanking team). So he released a song commissioned by Nike called "45:33". The thing is that Manuel Goettsching (a member of the german band Ashra) is furious cause the artwork of this release is copying his own visual for the cult song "E2-E4" he done in 1981. There is a whole story about that. You may think it's a gossip that is not so interesting but go and learn more and you gonna change your opinion...


Brazilians do it better

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You maybe noticed it but many people are doing great edits these times, specially nordic people... hum hum. Today I wanna put lights on a brazilian guy that is really good in this job too : Pejota. He's part of the Pink Monkey Flower with his dj friend Marcos Morcerf. They released a record on Memorabilia Records called "Rodando a Carmen" which is acclaimed by Piccadilly and Phonica with a great L.S.B remix. I suggest you to buy it quickly before it gone... Pejota is a nice guy so he gave us an edit he done proving his skills. A big track with the Pejota's treatment and you get this funky rock track. So enjoy !

Queen - Radio gaga (3 a.m edit)

Give him some feedback cause he deserves it. You can also check the Pink Monkey Flower web site and their myspace page dedicated to remixes.