Archive for February, 2008

Warp Records sign new act

February 25, 2008

Warp have signed a new act recently. Second one this year? Or was Hudson Mohawke last year? Anyway, Pivot are some guitar, drum and electronic action who have supported Battles on their recent Australian tour. Pivot will be over in Europe soon and an album will be out later this year. Check them out on their myspace page.

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Be Kind, Rewind

February 24, 2008

I went to see Be Kind Rewind this weekend. Its pretty funny. Basically Mos Def works in a video store and his buddy Jack Black comes in and wipes up all the tapes, so they make their own versions of the movies. Its pretty funny, its also quite a sad film as well! If you like the work of Michel Gondry, then go and see it. Above is the sweded version of the trailer by Michel Gondry. Its pretty good.

The Black Dog – Radio Scarecrow

February 22, 2008

Well, the new Black Dog album should be out shortly on Soma and you can have a listen to the whole thing over at their website. It sounds pretty damn good so far.

01 Transmission Start
02 Train By The Autobahn [Part 1]
03 Train By The Autobahn [Part 2]
04 Riphead v9 | 05 UV Sine
06 …Short Wave Lies
07 Siiiipher
08 Digital Poacher
09 Coda
10 Set To Receive
11 EVP Echoes
12 Floods v3.9
13 Beep
14 Witches Ov
15 Dials & Dialers 1
16 Ghost Vexations
17 Dials & Dialers 2

The Happening

February 20, 2008

This looks good. I know his films always stink, but they always look good. Anyway, I enjoy them, even though they stink.

Trevor Jackson and Four Tet on Beats in Space

February 19, 2008

Trevor Jackson and Four Tet were recently on Beats in Space. You can listen to it again over at the Beats in Space website. It should be pretty good. I’ve not had a chance to listen yet.

EDIT: I’ve just been listening to this and its really good! The Trevor Jackson mix is fantastic.

DFA Radio Mixes Winter 2008

February 19, 2008

Shit Robot and The Juan Maclean have done the radio mixes for DFA. You can download over at the radio mixes website.

Dizzee Rascal in Newcastle

February 19, 2008

I went to see Dizzee Rascal in Newcastle at the weekend. I thought it was going to be rubbish, but I was wrong. Arrived to find Little Plastic halfway through their set. I didn’t think they were very good. They just seemed to be shouting and not really rapping in time to the beat. Sorry guys. NExt came Newham Generals, who were bloody awesome! Some cracking tunes and their tunes were heavy on the bass! Finally it came to Dizzee and he didn’t disappoint at all. He did all the big tunes from Boy In Da Corner and Maths + English and only a couple of tunes from Showtime. Oldskool was hella dope. The crowd were well into the show as well. All in all I had a really good time and thought it was an excellent gig. Well worth going to see him again. Anyway, enjoy the video for I Luv U.

Is Space Invader in Edinburgh?

February 18, 2008

Check out the Running Amok blog! It would be cool if he was in Edinburgh! Anyway, here is a look at his studio in Paris. I found it on Youtube.

Portishead – Three tracklist and some info

February 18, 2008

Here is the tracklisting for Three by Portishead.

Silence
Hunter
Nylon Smile
The Rip
Plastic
We carry on
Deep Water
Machine Gun
Small
Magic Doors
Threads

The album will be out on CD and Vinyl on April the 28th. If you can’t wait that long then the Guardian had a good interview with them yesterday.

Giallos Flame – House At The Edge Of The Dark

February 14, 2008

It seems like Giallos Flame have been dropped from DC Recordings. Oh well, I was looking forward to the album coming out on vinyl, but he has gone and done things himself and you can buy it straight from the man through his Myspace page! Brilliant. Not heard it yet, but the track you can listen to on the page is pretty scary! Awesome. Hoping to get this asap. Its more of the horror soundtrack stuff. All synths and amazing drums!

Oh yeah, its only a tenner as well.