Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Elite Force Chart - April 2009

Whilst I start the slow process of assembling everything I need to start work on a new Elite Force album, and with it take a few weeks off from the DJ work, here's an upfront selection lighting up the DJ box over the past few weeks.

Elite Force DJ Chart

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Adan's Just Givin It Away

I ran across this tune while searching samples for a remix I was recently working on for VIM. This is a remix my old partner Sifter and I completed a couple of years ago for a now defunct handheld game console. After a couple of listens, and testing performed on inebriated crowds, I thought it'd be nice to pass around. ya go. 320 mp3 of four to the floor business with an exaggerated bottom and sirens galore.

Enjoy - and if the link has expired, feel free to email me for a copy.

Adan's Just Giving It Away

Breakfastaz Release & Mix

Artist: Breakfastaz
Release: Acting Wrong / Girls, Money, Drink & Drugs (CTRL Z Rmx)
Label: The Breakfast Club
Release Date: May 2009

Acting Wrong is club oriented new school breakbeat with an uptempo bassline that gets under the skin and a synth that gets up in the rafters. It’s completely a vocal based track, with really nice work by Meshach, that will go over big with the females on most dancefloors. Most of the higher placed elements straddle the progressive and trance breaks sound, which may throw a few jocks from the uplifting tone, but the changeups and drumwork are solid enough to make some overlook or fully embrace the tune.

The flip will appeal to those looking for more banging, head shredder breaks, as this version of Girls, Money, Drink and Drugs comes courtesy of CTRL Z featuring MC Ivory. The intro is an extended build that throws quite a few elements in the mix from the outset. Distorted guitar snippets and effected bits of the original, including the vocal hook, create a tension that peaks with an acid break that targets the prime time. A minor tuned, classic synth stab and the aforementioned acid slant add to the cut, and help to balance against the somewhat lengthy breakdowns throughout. All in all though, this is a ripping interpretation that should find a fair amount of favour with those still dropping the breakbeat.

1. Granite, Pendulum, Breakfastaz remix & Girls Money Drink & Drugs, Breakfastaz, Acapella

2. The Slammer, Freestylers, Affinity Remix

3. Die Tonight, Innerparty System, LA Riots Remix

4. Acting Wrong, Breakfastaz

5. Rip Groove, Double 99

6. Modern Age, Radioplastic, N.A.P.T Remix

7. 8Bits of Pie, Breakfastaz

8. Blow, Ivory, Affinity Remix

9. Invaders Must Die, The Prodigy & Show Me Love Acapella

10. Rocket Soul, The Plump Dj's & M.I.A Creator

11. Shock, Stereotype

12. Omen, The Prodigy, Noisia Remix

13. Raven, Proxy

14. Skism, Back Off

Monday, 27 April 2009

The biggest record collection in the world?

The man with the largest record collection in the world. He finally sold it for the asking price of $3 million dollars last year!

Friday, 24 April 2009

Mike Hulme - DJ Mix (Spring 2009)

A new name, but with some cracking high profile remixes to his name already. Mike Hulme = one to watch in 2009!

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1. Intro / John Dahlb├Ąck - Now It´s Not Summer (Stephan Bodzin Remix) [Systematic]
2. Access Denied - Tape Dance (Re-Edit) [KDB Records]
3. OD Muzique & Mark Holmes - Baron Von Jelly Back (H2 Remix) [Love Minus Zero]
4. L├╝tzenkirchen - Breezer [Platform B]
5. Butter Party - Eat The Mushroom (Mike Hulme Remix) [Trickery Collective]
6. Pig & Dan - Terminate (Mike’s ‘Terminate the Machine’ Re-Edit) [Cocoon]
7. Calvertron - Oh Ley (Kid Blue Remix) [Destination?]
8. Meat Katie & Dylan Rhymes - Long Acre (Mike Hulme Mix) [Lot49]
9. Dustbowl – Ain’t No Grave Can Hold My Body Down [U&A]
10. Joey Beltram-Shaking Trees [Harthouse]
11. Marco Bailey & Tom Hades - F16 [Hedgehog]
12. Zodiac Cartel – We Don’t Play That (Mike Hulme Remix) [U&A]

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

First ever ZoD interview!

CHECK IT OUT HERE (thanks to Fat for allowing the repro!)

Hyperion call time with a classic Brisbane show

U&A favourites Hyperion have decided to call time on their much vaunted project. They have been highly lauded in recent months for their brilliant take on the tech-funk blueprint, giving us singles such as 'On The Expressway' and mind-blowing remixes for Dylan Rhymes (I Am Sweet), Elite Force (Peyote Road) and Meat Katie & Elite Force (Dark & Deep), and developing a punishing techno-orientation to their sound.

Before you begin the bleating about 'how, why, when, what the fuck are they thinking (etc...), it's been forced upon them as a consequence of the multiplicity of other acts using the same name, and they are now steeling themselves to be re-born under new monicker The Loops of Fury. With a clear tip of the hat to the Chemical Brothers, the new material is nothing short of astounding, and back on Saturday 18th April, they stunned the Moonbar in Brisbane with a tour de force set which put a perfect full stop on the past, whilst bringing in the future with a slew of new material and fresh mixes. Check the video below, and keep locked onto the Manifesto for the first previews of the new Loops of Fury material, set to drop on U&A in June.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Spektre : DJ Mix

I've been really digging pretty much everything from these guys, who could easily do promo for themsleves with the strapline 'Like Audiojack? LOVE Spektre'. Here's a brand new 1-hour mix for you.


Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Elite Force DJ set for JJJ, Australia

An exclusive one-hour mix set from Elite Force as broadcast on JJJ, Australia's premier national radio station, on 11th April 2009.

01 Unknown - Keep on Truckin' (Streetlife DJs) (extract) [CDR]

02 Lee Coombs - Future Sound of Retro (Unreleased mix) [CDR]

03 The Loops of Fury - Flick A Switch [U&A]

04 Zodiac Cartel - We Don't Play That (Pablo Decoder Mix) [U&A]

05 Zodiac Cartel - We Don't Play That (Original Mix) [U&A]

06 Elite Force & Meat Katie - Believe [U&A]

07 EF Mashup - Who Blew The Final Whistle [CDR]

08 Felguk - Guess What (Miles Dyson Mix) [Plasmapool]

09 H2 - The Trot [Audio Glue]

10 Slam - Hotter Knives (Elite Force Re-fix) [CDR]

11 Rektchordz - Popomatic [U&A]

12 EF Mashup - Nutron + Blowup = Panic [CDR]

13 EF Mashup - Force Controls The Engine [CDR]

14 Adam K - Ragnarok (Jelo Mix) [CDR]

15 Zodiac Cartel - Beyond The Dancefloor [Wearhouse Music]

16 AC Slater - Rock It Out [CDR]

17 Unknown - Konflict (Bulgarian b00t) [CDR]


Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Zodiac Cartel : DJ Mix for Kiss FM

Apologies if things have bee a little bit quieter than normal of late, but I've been slammed with all sorts of other commitments. Still, this should go some way to compensating for it. Here's an exclusive DJ set that Zodiac Cartel did for broadcast on the Loose Cannons show on Kiss FM on 2nd April in support of forthcoming single 'We Don't Play That' and their memorable performance at this year's Snowbombing Festival. Their classic remix of Calvertron's 'Doggy Style' was also released this week on Beatport.

Tracklisting goes like this:

01 ZC intro

02 Calvertron - Doggy Style (Zodiac Cartel Mix) [Jack Knife]
03 Bass Weasel - Break the Bomb (respect to Kenny Dope) [CDR]
04 Clark Able - Lemon Head (Hijack Mix) [ESP]

05 Zodiac Cartel - We Don't Play That [U&A Recordings]

06 Rene Van Munster - Noodles (Zodiac Cartel Mix) [Jack Union]

07 Fakerz Unite - Mashup on Mars [CDR]
08 Jesse Brooks - I've See The Future (Zodiac Cartel Mix) [Monism]
09 Fukkk Offf - Rave is King (Zodiac Cartel Mix) [Coco Machete]

10 Zodiac Cartel - Beyond The Dancefloor [Wearhouse Music]

... and you can download the set right here.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

new album in progress - join me

Just a quick heads-up, have recently started work on a new album and decided to share the entire working process online. As an avid album buyer, I still find 'band at work' photos printed on sleeve art quite possibly the coolest thing ever.

So to mimic this idea, I am posting images from my camera phone every few hours to my Blogger blog. I expect the album will take about a year, just completed the first song last night, and there will be a photo going online every few hours until the CD is released.

Through the images I'm hoping you can follow my train of thought, see some of the people & gear & locations I work with, where I find sources of inspiration ... or just see how bad things get when the motivation dries up!

Not posting video clips, they are to literal. Nor posting work in progress MP3s, that would just ruin the album.

Hope you enjoy the (wish I had a better word to use next...) journey, please comment on what you see, and I'm more that happy to answer any & all questions along the way.

Albeit with a slight delay, the most recent photo links are automatically mirrored to my Twitter page, if you are that way inclined.