Archive for July, 2005

More Futura 2000

July 30, 2005

There is an excellent video interview with Futura 2000 over at SpineTV. Done by the Unorthodox Styles crew. Check it.

LFO in the mix

July 29, 2005

Ages ago someone posted up a link to an excellent mix by LFO. Not sure what it is for, but there are some class tunes on it, finishing with some Sigur Ros. Wicked. I recommend you give it a listen yourself.

http://xltronic.com/media/audio/xltronic/xltradio/lfo_050203/lfo_xltronic_livemix_050203.mp3

Parsley Sound

July 27, 2005

It seems like there is some activity over at Parlsey Sound’s website. I loved their album On the defunct Mo’Wax. Amazing stuff.

Ghettoblast @ Futuresonic 05

July 21, 2005

Ghettoblast presents at Futuresonic 2005….

Live:
Scrubber Fox (Ghettoblast/Skam)

DJs:
Ghettoblast (Ghettoblast)
Mike Corf (Ghettoblast)
The Ladies Gift (Wheels Instead of Hooves)

Saturday July 23rd
Cord
Dorsey St (Off Tib St)
Manchester UK
6pm – 9pm
Free

Boards Of Canada

July 21, 2005

It seems as if the new Boards Of Canada album will be out in October this year! Can’t wait. It is in the style of their recent remixes, which has me slightly worried as I didn’t really like the remixes that much. Ah well. Who cares! Roll on October. Out on Warp Records as usual.

Adam Freeland and Etnies

July 21, 2005

Breakbeat maestro Adam Freeland has teamed up with Skateshoe Company Etnies to design the Marine Parade “Ethic” shoe. The shoe is manufactured in…you guessed it… ethical work conditions. Although the shoe is fairly simple in its design, it is a project that Adam has worked on for roughly two years.

The shoe initially had some elaborate designs but Adam and Etnies decided to go back to a plain white classic style of sneaker (with Fat laces of course). The shoe includes a “skate-tongue”(a tongue that is roughly three times the thickness of conventional tongues, an evolution of a method by which skateboarders stuffed tongues into their shoes for protection and style).

The Marine Parade logo, as used by Freeland on his record label of the same name, is embossed on the side of the shoe, embroidered on the upper back of the shoe and printed onto the translucent insole. Only 50 pairs of these sneakers, personally signed by Adam Freeland, will be available for purchase from the Marine Parade website.

The idea of a signature shoe was first conceived in 1935 when Converse released a signature shoe for Badminton/Tennis champion Jack Purcell. That shoe went on to become a stable for young “bad boys” in Hollywood and remained famous even though Jack Purcell himself faded into history. However signature shoes did not become world famous until 1985, the year Nike released a shoe for a certain young basketball star by the name of Michael Jordan.

The cult of sneakers has taken on a previously unimaginable status where some shoes on EBay and collector’s websites are priced at US$1000 +. Could Adam’s shoes fetch those amounts? Time will tell.

Could the “Ethic” shoe mark the beginning of signature shoes for DJs or Producers? DJ culture and sneakers are inseparable. DJs such as Dave Seaman are rumoured to have a vast collection of rare sneakers. Sasha is also known for his vast collection of Adidas while John Digweed is often seen sporting a pair of solid black shelltoes. Could these artists have their own shoes on the horizon?

The idea of Sneakers for DJs doesn’t seem too far fetched as Adidas has proved with its recently released 35th anniversary edition of signature Superstar shoes including classic groups such as Run-DMC all the way to cult electronic group Underworld.

Got a sneaker fetish? Check out the Marine Parade website for details on how you can snap up one of the 50 pairs of Adam Freeland’s “Ethic” trainers.

More Details. Props to Cutesushi on the UNKLE77 forum.

Broadcast

July 21, 2005

Watch out! Broadcast are back with a new stripped down sound! I can’t wait to hear what they have come up with on their new album Tender Buttons. A 7″ single will be relased on August the 15th through Warp Records. The single will be America’s Boy and the b-side Tender Buttons.

For more info check out the news on their website.

Bjork

July 21, 2005

Bjork‘s new album will be released imminently. I am looking forward to this. It is another soundtrack, and is called The Music from Matthew Barney’s Drawing Restraint 9. Out on One Little Indian records.

The Scotsman has done an interesting article on Bjork.

Futura 2000 and Maharishi

July 15, 2005

To go along with the exhbition taking place the store in Soho, Futura and Maharishi have collaborated on some very limited edition items. 50 of each available.

Tokionfm.com

July 13, 2005

A good site to check out is http://www.tokionfm.com. There are some good videos of Jamie Lidell and Mu as well as a wicked little 30 minute mix by Prefuse73. So that should fill up some time for you.