Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Lee Coombs - Eclectic Sessions 1

A new project from our man Mr. Coombs. Let's give him the mic to explain ....

"Something a little different this time. I get sent and buy loads of music that i can't really play in the clubs because it's more chilled out or down tempo or too old etc.

So, I'm doing a series of mixes featuring some of these and favourite old skool tunes mixed up in an Eclectic stylee..

Its just for fun so don't expect weeks of work compiling the tracks and making sure they are all remixed and re edited like my mix compilations! It's just really what ever tracks i came across at the time of digging in the digital crates"

Lee Coombs - Eclectic Sessions 1 - Tracklist

1 Little Boots - New in town - The Golden filter remix

2 Underworld - Ring Road

3 Leftfield - Song of Life
4 Mercury Rev - Senses on fire - Fujiya and Myagi remix
5 Franz Ferdinand - No you girls - Vince Clark remix

6 Depeche Mode - Wrong - Trentemoller club mix

7 Unkle - Heaven - King Unique remix

8 The Freakazoids - What is a dj

9 Depth Charge - Han Do Jin

10 Ladyhawke - Back of a van - Mock and toof remix

11 The Faint - Battlehymn for children - Tensnake remix

12 Paul Rutherford - Get real

13 The Juan Maclean - One Day - Marc Romboy remix

14 Snoop Dog feat Pharrell - Acid drop like its hot - DJ Stylex Mashup


Friday, 15 May 2009

Meat Katie & Dylan Rhymes :: nu bombz on Lot49

Lot 49 Label bosses Mark Pember and Marvin Beaver join forces to produce this eponymously titled EP, their first full collaborative single since the release of 2002’s ‘Moist’ on the seminal Whole Nine Yards imprint.

‘Roll Player’, the first of the two original cuts that feature on the release, is a piece of superb bass driven techno. Tight drums and off kilter electronic riffs produce a hypnotic effect and the simple but highly effective arrangement draws you deeper down the rabbit hole with every bar. The original also comes with a big and bold breaks remix from production duo Specimen A, who ramp up the volume and press home with distorted synth lines and swirling FX. Epic stuff.

Second of the MK and DR originals comes in the shape of ‘Long Acre’, a pulsating and techy cut built around a tough repetitive groove. Its attention grabbing main riff is ballsy enough get any dancefloor moving yet the track retains a deep and underground vibe from beginning to end. This is a brilliant piece of techno from these two musical heavyweights.

The remixes for ‘Long Player’ are provided by Mike Hulme of Introspective fame, who delivers a great piece of pacey Moroder-esque warehouse techno and Dylan Rhymes who gets to grips with his own creation, turning in an excellent re-edit that stays true to the original.

Carl Cox “Another good release here from Lot49. Mike Hulme’s remix of Long Acre is the winner here. Like the original of Roll Player too.”

Laurent Garnier “good pumping tunes for kicking the shit out of the crowd, this works for me”

And finally our favorite comment

Matt Walsh “Not a bad ep from someone who is essentially from the "breaks" scene.. not for me though I'm afraid.”

Available now exclusively on Beatport for 2 weeks

Nathan Fake :: On The Mix (May '09)

Always had a soft spot for Nathan Fake's gear, ever since his 'Outhouse' mix (which I still consider one of the finest moments in electronic dancefloor music). So yeah, sometimes he does to verge on clevverclevver IDM a little too often for these ears, but having said that, this is a cracking mix from him, as part of the DJMix Podcast series.

1. Julian Fane - Disaster Location (Planet Mu)

2. Ex-pylon - Prolotouswings (n/a)

3. Avus - Wide Mouth Frog (n/a)

4. Four Tet - Ribbons (Domino)

5. Autechre - Basscadet (Warp)

6. Boards of Canada - ? (?)

7. Ariel Pink - For Kate I Wait (Paw Tracks)

8. AFX – I’m Self Employed (Rephlex)

9. Arthur Russell - Arm Around You (Audika)
10. Carl Lozito Jr. - The Great Bear (n/a)

11. Matmos - Polychords (Matador)

12. Angel Rada - Basheeba Uranium Records

13. Black Dice - Things Will Never be the Same (Fatcat Records)


Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Strongarm Sessions : Special Edition #01

Strongarm Sessions Special Edition #01 (2009)

A series of DJ mixsets by Elite Force

Strongarm Sessions are back with a series of one-off 'special edition' shows for free download.
Check the links below to make sure you know when the next one is coming.


01 Zodiac Cartel - Vudu [Wearhouse Music] (released june '09)
02 KcFlight & Funky Junction - Voices (RivaStarr Mx) [CDR] (unreleased)
03 Eric Entrena & D-Unity - Drugs & Stuff (DNox & Beckers Mix) [Dirty Players] BUY
04 Lee Coombs - Future Sound of Retro (Unreleased Techmix) [CDR] FREE DOWNLOAD
05 H2 - Wobble [Love Minus Zero] BUY
06 Deepgroove & Jamie Anderson - Turbo [Cocoon] BUY
07 The Loops of Fury - Visions [CDR] (release scheduled on U&A, late '09)
08 Zodiac Cartel - We Don't Play That (Pablo Decoder Mix) [U&A] BUY
09 Olivier Giacomotto - Rex The Club (DJ Tonio Mix) [Definitive] BUY
10 Circuit Freq - Zonderzug (Randolph & Mortimer Mix) [CDR] (unreleased)
11 Fatboy Slim - Rockafella Skank (Koen Groeneveld Mx) (EF re-edit) [Toolroom] BUY
12 Alex Metric - Shirley, You Can't Be Serious [Marine Parade] (unreleased)
13 The Subs - From Dusk Till Dawn (Zodiac Cartel Mix) [N.E.W.S.] (released june '09)
14 Donald Glaude - Teed Off (Calvertron Mix) (EF Re-edit) [CDR] (unreleased)
15 Elite Force Mashup - Harness the Nonsense [CDR] (unreleased)



Monday, 11 May 2009

Lee Coombs - Future Sound of Retro [unreleased mix]

Tech-Funk legend, and all-round swamp-dwelling beardyman, Lee Coombs, has remixed his own seminal slab of musical beatfunk 'The Future Sound of Retro'. Used to kick off Elite Force's recent mixset for JJJ Mixup in Australia, and much sought after, Lee has served it up to the Tech-Funk Manifesto as a FREE 320k download. So get busy peepl, and don't forget to show the Coombs some love on his Facebook Page.


Friday, 8 May 2009

Daft Punk - Harder (Felguk Re-Rub)

Felguk have a way of taking absolutely any track, and twisting it the fuck up. Having recently released a versus track with Spencer & Hill, (Fel)ipe and (Guk)stavo are on an UPward curve. The two are from Brazil and signed to Miles Dyson's Plasmapool (Germany), and Canadian super label Bug Eyed Records. Check 'em out on Myspace

A Manifesto world exclusive for a 320, you can pick up your Daft Punk re-work right here :)

Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster Stronger - Felguk Remix

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Zodiac Cartel - We Don't Play That *REMIXES*

No resting on their laurels at U&A as Zodiac Cartel's chart-topping early-summer anthem 'We Don't Play That' now gets the remix treatment from no fewer than 4 top-notch electronic wunder-kidz. Best of all, they are
OUT NOW on Beatport and slaying floors across the globe as we speak.

From Richard Dinsdale's lo-slung sex-tech dirt-fest to Aniki's tweaktime fidget bombtrack and from Mike Hulme's deadly acid-drenched tripped out techno to Pablo Decoder's epic electro-erotica there's something for everyone on here. Even my Dad. Well, actually no probably not my Dad. If only Thelonious Monk was on hand for that one ....


Audiojack : A DJ Mix for April 2009

A brand new DJ mix from our good friends, the very brilliant, Audiojack.

Manjas – Hann (Original Mix)

Specker – Cap Des Falco (Original Mix)

Spencer Parker – Zanzibar (Nick Curly Remix) & Bastian Schuster – New Orleans (DJ W!LD Dub)

Worthy – Surdo (Original Mix)

Andy T, David Jones & Neuroxyde – Balkanika (Dub Mix)

El Ritual vs. Moaning Groaning (Worthy Mashup)

Livio & Roby & George G – Bau Bau (Original Mix)

John Gurd – Rebel (Original Mix)

Summed & Dot – Peso Chileno (Rocha & Lewinger Remix)

Djulz – Just So You Know (2000 and One Remix)

Matthew Dear – Free to Ask (Djulz Remix)

Josh Wink – Stay out all Night (Original Mix)

Analog People in A Digital World – Rose Rouge (Dub Mix)


Friday, 1 May 2009

Japanese Popstars : On The Mix (April 2009)


Tomboy - "Flamingo" Trentemoller remix [Goma]
Brodinski - "Oblivion" [Turbo]
Alec Araujo - "My Pistache" [Tek Ground Records]
Tri Fecta - "Terraforce" Humberton Remix" [Pacific Front]
Larry Powers - "Godzilla" Santiago Nino Mix [Rapid Fire]
Fergie - "By The By (Reset Robot Mix)" [Excentric]
Smart Minds "Tissues for Issues" [Oxygen]
Kolombo Mugwamp, Geoffrey "Ignored Folklore" [Kompact]
Shadow Dancer - "Drivetime" [Boys Noize]
Simian Mobile Disco - "10,000 Horses" [Wichita]
Psycatron - "Directions" [Tronic]
Josh Wink - "Counter Clock 319" [Ovum Recordings]
Al Fenster "Clipee" Mouseup [Hivern Disc]
Lindstrom - "Breakfast in Heaven" [Feedelity Recordings]
Bertrand Dupart, Gwen "Lolita (Beatless Mix)" [Space Breaks]
Telefon Tel Aviv - "The Birds" [Bpitch Control]


Bar 9 - Shaolin Style (Elite Force dubstepnobreakswithmyheadman re-fix)