Sunday, December 30, 2007



Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Donuts of the Mind

A young boy in a black puffy jacket walks down a windy street, his boots shuffling on the asphalt. The ashen pavement is painted with the tawny resin left by burnt autumn leaves, they speckle the sidewalk in an ornate pattern, breaking up the monotonous drone of geometric cracks. He picks up a stick and runs it along a chain link fence, tickling the metallic diamonds as he starts to jog. His jog breaks into a run and the burnt red bricks of factory buildings smear in a wash of emotion, the fuzzy whispers of motowns ghosts stir the air into a static frenzy, clinging to the skinny barren arms of the trees that line the road. His feet drum the tight skin of asphalt beneath them in a shifting rhythm. He tears across the city at this cantered pace, arcing over concrete spined bridges and ducking through metal ribbed tunnels, navigating deeper into its sweaty heart. 

J Dilla - Gobstopper
All songs from the album Donuts. 
Picture from Wooster Collective

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

not so easy

Marching through an ornate forest of shimmering synthetic palms and slippery, thickly packed chords, a humanoid sings her mournful song in a filtered binary tongue. Moved by her desolate rhythm the plastic forest pulses in an alien sway swallowing her in spongy fog.


Killin' Us Softly

In a grey courtyard a monk sits beneath a pagoda. He is hunched over, plucking his board-like koto in a lilting staccato rhythm. As he furiously plays into a trance, leaves begin to swirl, lending their sweeping percussion to the sharp koto stabs. The rain claps onto the grey stone, cutting the groove into glossy fragments that bounce around the courtyard like atomic particles liberated from their mechanical bonds. 

Monday, December 17, 2007

King of the Q

Somewhere in the damp swamps of Missouri the spirit of Robert Johnson downs the last of the moonshine in his cup, two punk exiles from montreal shack up in a WWII bunker in Germany, hit record on an abused four track and start thrashing with all the fervor of Buddy Holly on meth. Cutting between harmar mississippi chops and ghostly 50's doowop they will punch you in the face then tell you they love you when you can still taste the blood in your mouth, but you will believe it.... until they punch you in face again. 

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Here is a new mix, its mostly older songs some more typical rock songs in there too, some of it is kind of unmixed and some of it is roughly mixed let me know what you think.(there are links to a couple of the songs I have already posted included in the tracklisting, if anyone wants any of the other songs in their full unmixed form just leave a comment or email me)

Don't Give it Up mixed by Grey Matt
Alan Reeves, Phil Steele - The Chase
Love - The Castle
James White and the Blacks - Contort Yourself
Pointer Sisters - Bring Him Back (Pilooski edit)
David Byrne - Big Business
Eddie Kendricks - Thanks for the Memories (Lee Douglas edit)
Lee Douglas - Our Song

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Mount Florida is J.D. Twitch (of Optimo) and M.P. Lancaster this ep is entitled Strut. It's pretty fly, drawing on the influences of no wave and krautrock, a lot of the elements that make optimos mixes so good are at work here. If you like this you can check out the no wave mix on their website, good little introduction to some similar stuff.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Well the weekend is here.....sadly I wont be hitting any real dancefloors because of exams and my grandmas birthday (yeah ethel) but, here is my mini playlist for shameless bedroom dancefloors. woo woo

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Advance Overhead

Released last year this ep from Justus Kohnke was kind of slept on. Overhead flips a Frankie Vallie breakdown and gives it a thorough filter rinse with stuttering percussion underneath. Advance is a little more restrained offering, some live sounding drums and dubbed out stabs march ominously until Justus saves you from the beatdown and sends a thick wall of arpeggiated synths into the ether. He also has a new ep out on kompakt.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Berlin Sunrise

the sun floats on the horizon painting the last clouds of the night in fluorescent pastel streaks of daylight burning across the sky....