Friday, 31 July 2009

Kneel Before Zod (A Zodiac Cartel Mixtape : August 2009)


Intro (Kneel Before Zod)
AC Slater - Calm Down
Tony Anthem & Axl Ender - Foxy Lady
Lee Mortimer & Foamo - It's Going Down
Figure - Aura (Original)
Rockwell D - Tempo Critical
The Yank - We Can't Be Stopped (ZC re-edit)
Hijack - Party People (Bootleg Mix)
Mike Hulme - 100mg (The Loops of Fury Mix)
Laidback Luke & A-Track - Shake it Down (ZC re-edit)
RQM - Barely Evil (Bass Weazel Dub)
Shab Ruffcut - Little Lady Lou Lou (Tom EQ Mix)
Boltan - Creepy (Mighty Fools Mix)
Haggstrom & Casswell - Room is Spinning Quickly
Zodiac Cartel - We Don't Play That (Aniki Mix)
Zodiac Cartel - Sweet Control
Bill Eff - Trouserflap (Will Bailey Mix)
Detboi - Y'all Want More (Sinden Mix)
TC - Where's My Money (Caspa Mix) (Elite Force Re-Fix)

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Thursday, 30 July 2009

A brand new Tech-Funk column on Beatportal

Just did this one-off post for the weekend on the massive Beatportal site, and as of the middle of next month, will be doing a monthly column on there rounding up my favourite 10 tracks over the past 4 weeks, as well as doing some commentary stuff on what's been happening in the world of muzak.


If you're running a label or are an artist releasing independently, please keep me posted with your latest release details and if it's something I'm into, I will give you generous coverage in the column.

Music should go to techfunkmanifesto (at) gmail (dot) com

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Meat Katie :: On the Mix :: July 2009

A brand new DJ mix (1-hour) from tech-funk don, Meat Katie, full of top notch goodness (and plenty of bits you will be hearing here for the first time).

1. Dustbowl 'Tipton' U&A
2. Meat Katie & Elite Force 'Believe' (Dopamine remix) U&A
3 Olav Basoski 'Dont turn your back' (Sander Van Dooorn Remix) Work
4. robbie rivera 'Move' etiene de cracy remix CDR
5. DIM 'Lyposuct' boysnoize
6. Meat Katie 'Needles & Pins' Lot49
7. Nadastrom 'Ritaiin' Dubsided
8. D-nox & beckers 'drug & Stuff' (Meat katie re-rub) CDR
9. Wippenberg 'Drumster' (meat katie re-rub) High Contrast records
10 Spencer & Hill 'Cool' (Afrojack remix) Tiger records
11 Laidback luck & Diplo 'Hey' Southern friend
12. Angger Dimas 'Duck army' Vicious
13. Alan Fitzpatrick 'Payser' (Uto Karem remix) Sprout
14. Heranez 'Blister' (Spektre remix) Eklektisch
15, Wolfgang Gartner 'The Grey Agenda' Kindergarten
16. Mark broom 'Mind Feeling' (hirsch edit) Paltzhirsch Schallplatten


Rektchordz :: MiniMix :: July 2009

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Riva Starr :: On The Mix :: July 2009


James Zabiela :: Live in El Paso, June 2009

No more asking for tracklistings please
- if I have 'em, I post 'em :)


Wickerman 2009 :: A Tech-Funk uber-summit

Meat Katie, Elite Force, Dylan Rhymes, Lee Coombs, Kid Blue and Zodiac Cartel are all spinning on the same bill. There's a stunning Funktion One rig, state of the art visuals, a full blackout tent and a seemingly endless 5am license to party. Let's also not forget the hundreds of total, hedonistic, Scots nutbags who live & breathe a no-holds barred party aesthetic.

There's also the weather, which has been amazing ... the storm clouds moved off as the music kicked in on Friday, and the sun shone so hard on Saturday, many of the fair-skinned locals were left glowing like pulsating orbs by the time the evening came around.

In the main field, Dreadzone trotted out their identikit festy-friendly schlock, whilst the Zutons upped the ante & put in a fine performance on the Saturday night which compensated somewhat for the stodgy tedium of the Human League on Friday night ... but as with most festivals, it's about the minutiae really, and those classic moments spent with friends, new & old alike.

This can only be Wickerman, 2009.

Monday, 27 July 2009

DJ Dan & Hijack remix The Loops of Fury

Some added fatness to this great single package from two of my favourite producers, DJ Dan & Mike Balance and Hijack. Dan & Mike's mix is pure peaktime electro house, whilst as you might expect from the genius mind of Hijack, an expertly crafted wonkfest recalling the halcyon days of Switch & Jesse Rose.

P33p it here & if u likey, grab it on BEATPORT. You can also keep up to speed with the Loops of Fury at their new FACEBOOK PAGE.

[UP & COMING] DJ Melee :: On The Mix :: July 2009

As a promoter, performer, and architect of the New England music scene over the past decade, Jason Giacoppo, a.k.a. Melee, has cemented his reputation as a top US artist and DJ. Now, with his successful co-creation of the Monism Music imprint and the buzz of a successful 2009 Winter Music Conference propelling its back to back releases The Drop and ISTF up the Beatport charts, Melee is expanding beyond his role as the US tech-funk diplomat into a global juggernaut.

Always a glutton workhorse, Melee originally climbed the ladder to General Manager of Satellite Records Boston and Mass Music, while balancing his duties as promotions manager/resident DJ for the former award-winning Avalon Boston, and Regional Director for the Red Bull Music Academy, while maintaining a busy schedule of performances. For most this would be a full plate; for Melee, too much is never enough.

With a full schedule ahead, including DJíing abroad, remixes, and a label compilation in the works, the gravity surrounding Melee continues to draw laurels from every direction. But the kind words and support of industry leaders have only made him work harder, never content, always considering the next step; always maintaining that success is a journey, not a destination. Stay tuned to and to find out what is upcoming in Melee's constantly evolving achievements.


1. Melee's Media Kills Intro
2. Adam K, Soha "Question" *Original Mix* (Toolroom)
3. Dustbowl "St Petersburg" (U&A Recordings)
4. Wally Lopez "Planet Earth" (The Factoria)
5. Paul Ritch "Split The Line" *Dubfire's Mega Remix* (Quartz Rec)
6. Dom Kane "Breakthrough" *James Harcourt Remix* (Twisted Frequency)
7. Spektre "Hydra" *Koen Groeneveld Remix* (Weave Music)
8. Umek "You Might Hear Nothing" *Original Mix* (Dataworx Digital)
9. Lutzenkirchen & Joseph Disco "Synchro System" (Platform B)
10. Pablo Decoder "High Bolt" (Lot49)
11. Kid Blue "Speak Freak" (Lot49)
12. Scott Cooper "If I Don't" *Original Mix* (Potty Mouth Music)
13. Jesse Rose "Touch My Horn" *Crookers Remix* (Dubsided)


DJ Melee Links

Thursday, 23 July 2009

A Sumo Podcast : 001 : Dr. Midge

Here is the first in the series of monthly Sumo podcasts where they will be bringing you the highest quality of DJ mixes from both their Sumo resident DJs and special guests. For those who don't know, Sumo is one of Wales' finest, longest running supporters of the tech-funk sound.

For the first instalment, Dr Midge provides you with his trademark mix of wonky tech house. Enjoy.


01: Mark Henning – Jilted Love
02: Christian Burkhardt – Maison Noire
03: Andre Hommen and Gorge – Ayomide
04: Ekkohaus – Learning To Fly
05: Veitengruber – Bon Melange (Afrilounge Remix)
06: Lee Curtiss – Nook
07: Andre Crom and Luca Doobie – Ebony (Ray Okpara Remix)
08: Geddes and Alex Jones – Tubular (Lauhaus Remix)
09: Nick Curly – Say Something
10: Matthew Styles – We Said Nothing
11: Harry Axt – Deliberately Selected
12: Super Flu – Lyla Licks Chestnuts
13: Tom Dazing – Cable Strap

For more info on all things Sumo, check their WEBSITE, p33p them on FACEBOOK and tweet them on TWITTER.

Up & Coming > Salon Kitty

A new name to us here @ TFM towers, Salon Kitty are a DJ/Producer duo comprising of Jaymin Doe & Mids (Nick). Both Aussie expats now living in the UK, they are responsible for a series of wicked parties going under the 'Dim Sum' banner.

"Rather than the most upfront, new tunes we put together more of a personal mix with some older tunes, some edits and an original track. It represents the sounds that influence us and make us groove."

Indeed it does.

1. Jas -Hitchhiking (Streetlife Originals Message To The People Dub)
2. 4 Vini & Elizabeth Troy - Forever Young (Freq Nasty & B.L.I.M. Mix)
3. Brothers Bud vs THC - Feel like Dancin' (Madox's Space Disco Mix)
4. Ricky Stone & Timo Garcia - Control The Universe
5. Splitloop - Release Remove
6. Hyperion - Gotta Hold It
7. Modeselektor - Silikon (Salon Kitty's We Love Boobies Edit)
8. Elite Force - Peyote Road (AMB Mix)
9. Wahi - More Soul Please (Robert Babicz Remix)
10. Oliver Koletzki - Technica Salsa
11. SM-Trax - ... Is Calling (SM In Motion Vocal Mix)
12. Lee Coombs - Future Sound Of Retro (2008 Remix)
13. Salon Kitty - Block Rock
14. Mightyfools - Addict (Heavyfeet Remix)
15. Unit 4 - Bodydub (Tiefschwarz Remix)
16. Layo & Bushwacka - Things Change (Deep Mix)
17. Kris B, Nosmo - One For The Road (Tiger Stripes Remix)
18. Mount Kimbie - Maybes


Salon Kitty on Myspace
Dim Sum Events

Audiojack :: on the mix :: July 2009

We love our Audiojack DJ mixes here on the Manifesto. Here's the latest installment of crystalline hi-tech bleepery for your eardumz.

1. Audiofly - Shazam (Viva Music)

2. Livio & Roby - We Got E's (Cecile Numbers)

3. Joris Voorn - Sweep the floor (Rejected)

4. Audiojack - In the Hills (TBC)

5. Valentino Kanzyani - We are all Vacuum (Footlovers Music)

6. Luca Doobie & Andre Crom – Ebony (Off)

7. Visti - Yes Ma'am (Trentemoller Remix) (Rejected)

8. Shades of Gray- Jack the Freak (BEEF Records)

9. Kenneth Bager - Fragment (Style of Eye Remix) (Promo)

10. Monopolar - Happy New Jackie (Milly De Mori Remix) (Sound Selective)

11. Alex Dee – Fireworks (Supplement Facts

12. Superflu – Shine, Monaberry)

13. Alex Celler & Anthea - Ceadmon Loop (Cecile Numbers)


Monday, 13 July 2009

The Loops of Fury :: Mixtape :: July 2009

The Loops of Fury are 2 Brisbane boys, previously known as Hyperion, reborn under a new banner, with a mighty sound that perfectly encapsulates their ELECTRO-TECHNO Manifesto. Imagine the Chem’s Battle Weapons mashed up with the turbo-charged drive of Marco Bailey or Brodinski capped off with the production skills of a Dyson or a Gartner and you’d be in the right ballpark for their debut single ‘Flick A Switch’. Props have been flyin' from DJs & Radio as diverse as Kissy Sellout, DJ Dan, D Ramirez, Lee Mortimer, Annie Nightingale, JJJ Australia, Laurent Garnier, Plump DJs, Dopamine, Lee Coombs, Christopher Lawrence, Annie Nightingale, Calvertron, Stupid Fresh etc... and now they have stepped up with their first Mixtape.

The debut single from the Loops of Fury is also now available from today, 13th July, exclusively at BEATPORT.


1. Alex Metric - Shirley
2. Disco Trash - Neon Disco (Alex Gopher mix)
3. The Loops of Fury - Flick A Switch
4. Phillipe & Lars - So Sick
5. Dylan Rhymes - I Am Sweet (Hyperion mix)
6. Djedjotronic, Spoek - Dirty & Hard (Boys Noize mix)
7. Digitalism - Home Zone (Proxy Mix)
8. Housemeister - Inordertodance (Boys Noize mix)
9. Les Pitits Pilous - Wake Up
10. Hyperion - Gotta Hold It (The Loops of Fury mix)
11. Mixhell - Highly Explicit (Brodinski mix)
12. Blende - Peaches
13. Felix Cartel - Salty Lake
14. ZZT - The Worm (Erol Mix)
15. Housemeister - Who Is That Boys
16. Tiga - What You Need (Zombie Nation mix)

You can also follow them at the following locations ...

Monday, 6 July 2009

Datsik - Retreat (Elite Force Re-edit)

(image from AddictsLab- BOH!)

Some more dubstepbreaks bizniz for you seeing as the last one went over so well!

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

The Loops of Fury - Flick A Switch (Original Mix)

We are all SO hyped at U&A to be releasing this single later on this month. Seriously, it's not every day that something BRAND NEW comes along that grabs you by the balls & runs with you screaming, naked & unashamed down the busiest shopping street in London with your sorry sack in it's evil clutches, bawling & spitting as you fly past the passers-by howling 'FLICK A SWIIIIIIIIITCH'. Um. Yeah.

Anyway, p33p it here, first, on the mighty TFM :)

Soundcloud Roundup 003 (Vandal, Hyper, Dopamine, Santiago & Bushido)

Some more hotness from the Soundcloud vaults for you ... p33p it & leave a comment or three.

Hyper & Vandal - Fugazi (Vandal Mix)

Dopamine - Turbot

Prairie Cartel - Beautiful Shadow (Santiago & Bushido Remix)

Zodiac Cartel :: Weapons of Choice#02 :: Santigold - L.E.S. Artistes

The second in Zodiac Cartel's massive 'Weapons of Choice' series of FREE 320k downloads is now upon us to make the summer a happier place to be. Having smashed Franz Ferdinand out of the ballpark with their first Weapon of Choice, Santigold is the second willing victim and once again z0d doesn't disappoint.


You can also check out not one, but two live sets from the Cartel this coming weekend in the UK. First up this Saturday (4th July) they make a showing at the Monarchy Festival in Warwickshire, and follow it up with a late night set at Heavyweight House at London's SE1.

For more Zodiac Cartel, you can check in at ....