Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hudson Mohawke, Egyptian Hip Hop, Stopmakingme play our party

As announced on yesterday's mailout, Hudson Mohawke, superlative hip hop producer, has put together a live band, and we're having him play our first birthday party, along with excellent rock band Egyptian Hip Hop and smashing DJ Stopmakingme.

We're predictably massive fans of Hudson, whose elasticated, Technicolor productions upended both conventional hip hop and monochrome electronica, so we jumped at the chance to present his first London headline date as a live artist. We fell in love with Egyptian Hip Hop's melodic jams last Summer, so when we heard them say they were massive Hudson fans, we asked them to play, and they said yes. Dan Avery / Stopmakingme made our very first mix back in March '09 and has since taken on writing duties, on top of promoting Kill 'Em All and a steady stream of excellent remixes. We're really chuffed that he's coming down and playing his ever-excellent set of forward-thing but fun-time club music.

We're having it at the Macbeth on the 30th April, tickets are only £7. Don't want to sound cocky, but it's probably worth booking ahead for this one. Gigantic link is here






Hot Chip, Zomby, Joy Orbison etc join Sonar line-up

Sonar have announced more people.

Joining headliners Air, LCD Soundsystem and the Chemical Brothers will be Dummy favourites Hot Chip, Joy Orbison, Aeroplane, BFletcha, Flying Lotus, Fuck Buttons, Hudson Mohawke, John Talabot and Zomby.

This is the full list so far –

• Aeroplane (Eskimo,BE)
• Air (Virgin,FR)
• American Men (LuckyMe,UK)
• BCN 216 + Tristan Perich (ES-US)
• BCN216 + Cristian Vogel (ES-UK)
• Bflecha (Arkestra,ES)
• Bomba Estéreo (Nacional Records,CO)
• Booka Shade (Get Physical,DE)
• Bradien (spa.RK,ES)
• Broadcast (Warp,UK)
• bRUNA (spa.RK,ES)
• Carte Blanche (DJ Mehdi & Riton) (Ed Banger,FR-UK)
• Cluster (Klangbad,AT-DE)
• Cora Novoa (Natura Sonoris,ES)
• David M (BreakThatBeat,ES)
• Delorean (Fool House,ES)
• Dizzee Rascal (Dirtee Stank,UK)
• dp-S (BigBeak,AT)
• Eclair Fifi & John Computer (LuckyMe,UK)
• Elektro Guzzi (Macro,AT)
• Emilio José (Foehn,ES)
• Flying Lotus (Warp,US)
• Fuck Buttons (ATP Recordings,UK)
• Goldielocks (Puregroove,UK)
• Hot Chip (Parlophone,UK)
• Hudson Mohawke (Warp-LuckyMe,UK)
• Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu (Strut,FI)
• John Talabot (Permanent Vacation,ES)
• Jónsi (XL,IS)
• Joy Orbison (Doldrums,UK)
• King Midas Sound (Hyperdub,UK)
• Larytta (Creaked Records,CH)
• LCD Soundsystem (DFA Records,US)
• Lesley Flanigan (US)
• Machinedrum (LuckyMe,US)
• Mary Anne Hobbs (UK)
• Matthew Herbert’s One Club (Accidental,UK)
• Mike Slott (LuckyMe,UK)
• Necro Deathmort (Distraction,UK)
• Noaipre (ES)
• Nosaj Thing Visual Show (Alpha Pup,US)
• Pete Tong (BBC Radio1,UK)
• Phill Niblock + Carlos Casas (US-ES)
• Plastikman live (Minus,CA)
• Pursuit Grooves (What Rules Records,US)
• Robot Koch (Robots Don’t Sleep,DE)
• Roska (Roska Kicks & Snares,UK)
• Round Table Knights (Deadfish-Made To Play,CH)
• Sandwell District (Sandwell District,UK)
• Speech Debelle (Big Dada,UK)
• The Blessings (LuckyMe,UK)
• The Chemical Brothers (Virgin,UK)
• The Pinker Tones (Pinkerland,ES)
• The Slew featuring Kid Koala (Puget Sound Recordings,US)
• The Sugarhill Gang (Sugar Hill,US)
• Tim and Puma Mimi (Stattmusik,CH-JP)
• Tristan Perich’s Loud Objects (US)
• Zigmat (Ultra Records-Actua Musica,US)
• Zomby (Zomby Productions,UK)

[via FACT]

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Liars – Scissor video

Early contender for video of the year.

Liars "Scissor" from A Bruntel on Vimeo.

Keep your eyes open for more Liars gushing as time goes by.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Warpaint announce UK dates

Warpaint, superbly named ex-Manimal LA intricate world-dance weirdos, have signed with Rough Trade and are coming over to the UK in May. Their dates are as follows.

May 12th – London, Luminaire
May 13th – Tunbridge Wells, Forum
May 14th – Brighton, Levi’s One To Watch @ Audio


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Video: Hounds Of Hate 'I Like Triangles'

We're big fans of Hounds Of Hate at Dummy. This video for their new single by the utterly brilliant Jayne Helliwell is really hitting the spot today. I just keep pressing 'Replay'. I Like Triangles comes out on Back Yard soon.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Silver Columns first official single

Silver Columns, anonymous synth pop duo, are going to release their first official single (Browbeaten and Yes, And Dance were whites) on Moshi Moshi on April 19th, The album will be called 'Yes, And Dance', more details soon.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Gold Panda announces next single, headline tour, tentative album details

Gold Panda, excellent electronic pop artist, is releasing his next 7", 'You', on his own label, Notown, and will be touring in the UK April, both as the headline act (supported by Dam Mantle) and in support of Caribou. Despite his claims on Twitter, he is terrific live, and an album is slated for the summer. Dates below Quitter's Raga, yeah?

5th JP Osaka - Onzieme with Simian Mobile Disco
6th JP Tokyo - Warehouse 702 with Simian Mobile Disco
12nd JP Tokyo - Liquid/Loft for Club Snoozer
13th JP Naeba - Heal Niigata Festival
20th JP Osaka - Club Karma
21th JP Tokyo - Womb

13 UK Sheffield Bungalows & Bears
14 UK Glasgow Stereo GIG
16 UK Nottingham Spanky Van Dykes
17 UK Bristol Start The Bus
19 UK Manchester - Deaf Institute
20 UK London - Corsica Studios
21 NL Amsterdam - Paradiso w/ Caribou
22 BE Brussels - Botanique @ Rotonde w/ Caribou
23 FR Paris - Point Ephemere w/ Caribou
24 CH Lausanne - Le Romandie w/ Caribou
25 CH St Gallen - Palace
26 IT Milan - Magnolia w/ Caribou
27 DE Munich - Feierwerk w/ Caribou
28 DE Berlin - Berghain w/ Caribou
29 DE Hamburg - Prinzenbar w/ Caribou

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Friendly Fires/Holy Ghost update

Back in December Friendly Fires told us they'd hooked up with Holy Ghost to do a cover swap. (Read the interview.) And now they have. Hurrah! You can listen to the discolicious results on Pinglewood's ever-excellent site. Apparently the 12"s will be available soon.

Video: Syntaks 'Blue Sunshine'

This new video from Denmark's Syntaks stars Jakob Skott's partner and collaborator Anna Cecilia. Kinda 60s psychedelic in feel (not sound), it's sighingly lovely. A song for lovers.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Every Plan B Magazine, ever

Plan B, the sorely-missed best paper magazine of the decade, have made every page printed available for download. Get the torrent from the Plan B website.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Phoenix, Joker, Caribour and Pantha Du Prince part of first Field Day line-up

Field Day, superlative Victoria Park Festival, have let their first artists' names out to the public. Playing on the Saturday 31st July in Victoria Park will be

Beth Jeans Houghton
Chilly Gonzales
Corsano and Flowers
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
James Holden
Joker and MC Nomad
Max Tundra
Memory Tapes
Mouse On Mars
Pantha Du Prince
Silver Apples

Buy tickets through their website.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Chemical Brothers announce Sonar slot and Roundhouse dates

The Chemical Brothers, dance music heroes, will be joining Air and LCD Soundsystem as Sonar headliners, as we reported here. They're one of our favourite dance acts (I believe Johnno and Paul have backed them since the Jockey Slut days), and though they seem to have dropped slightly of the radar in the last few years, the Sonar Saturday show should be seen as a coronation. They also put on a smashing live show.

20th Roundhouse, London
21st Roundhouse, London

19th Sonar Festival, Barcelona

Friday, February 05, 2010

James Murphy DJ gig announced

You know that James Murphy?

He's playing East Village in a few weeks.

Probably worth booking tickets.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Flying Lotus album details posted

Just pulled this off the wire – psychedelic instrumental-hip hop star Flying Lotus' new album, 'Cosmogramma', is out on the 3 May and features Thom Yorke from Radiohead on vocals on a track called "...And the World Laughs With You". Tracklisting under the terrific artwork.

01 Clock Catcher
02 Pickled!
03 Nose Art
04 Intro//A Cosmic Drama
05 Zodiac Shit
06 Computer Face//Pure Being
07 ...And the World Laughs With You [ft. Thom Yorke]
08 Arkestry
09 Mmmhmm [ft.Thundercat]
10 Do the Astral Plane
11 Satelllliiiiiteee
12 German Haircut
13 Recoiled
14 Dance Of the Pseudo Nymph
15 Drips//Auntie's Harp
16 Table Tennis [ft. Laura Darlington]
17 Galaxy in Janaki

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Autoitalia screen Rock My Religion

Autoitalia, super-interesting South London art collective, are screening Dan Graham's 1983 film Rock My Religion at their premises. It's about Rock n Roll and sex and 19th century millenarist sects, and features interviews with Glenn Branca and Thurston Moore, I'm buying popcorn already. 4.30 at their premises on Sunday. So go go to their link.

Excerpt from the PR:

In Rock My Religion, Graham traces the history of popular music in America back to the 1950s, linking it with a 19th century Puritan sect, The Shakers. The bodies of the Puritan Shakers, reaching ecstasy in order to ‘overcome’ sexuality and to be closer to God, are juxtaposed with the shaking bodies of America’s pubescent teenagers, escaping their suburban prisons by immersing themselves in the sexually charged adoration of their pop idols – from Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis to Jimmy Hendrix and Jim Morrison.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Smashing Kingdom mix

Follow this link to Fools Gold / Acephale Diva House DJ Kingdom's soundcloud, as it's rather smashing. He's playing the once more on-point Fabric on Friday. Expect more on him on the site soon.