Wednesday, February 22, 2006

One Naughty Night At Native

Last Wednesday saw DJ Naughty (pictured to your right) grace our System night, and I have to say that it was a night of varied emotions for the Tape lads. As expected, Naughty really pulled it out of the (very mixed) bag and proved his worth as one of Germany's top DJs, but to a very disappointing turnout. Skipping effortlessly through electro, techno, and disco (in both its original and cosmic flavours) he built a wonderful atmosphere that I thought would be impossible to create when he started playing. I won't bore you with what he played, but I will tell you that he treated us with an unreleased gem (twice!) that sent the techno-heads in the room crazy. Let's just say that Mr Soft has talked about it before, and it's going to be one of the bombs of 2006... He also finished with the new Prince song, which sounded great! Just who is producing him nowadays?

After the thankless task of organising and promoting the night, it could have been a bit of a nightmare outcome, but the ray of sunshine came just after Naughty finished as the remaining crowd flocked around the booth to congratulate and thank him. Ahh... those narcotically accompanied heartwarming moments... He got his thanks from the crowd, but I want to take the time to thank Filippo for coming down to play with us and proving himself to be one of the nicest men in music today. It was a pleasure, and I encourage any like minded people to book him for one of their parties. Just make sure you're going to get loads of people through the door! At this point, I think it's only right to bring up his 'One Naughty Night In Berlin' mix again. Simultaneously eclectic (I hate using this word, but just listen to the styles he mixes up), innovative, intelligent, and fun; believe me when I say that it's a pure party vibe distilled onto a 5" piece of plastic. Just check out that tracklisting! Here's the mix closer, a divine Carl Craig mix of South African jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela, previously only available on the Verve Remixed 3 CD. However, thanks to Mr Moscatello, you can now obtain it on vinyl on his 'One Naughty Night...' double 12" sampler, which I urge you to purchase (get it here). All together now... "Doin' it in the jungle!"

Hugh Masekela - The Boy's Doin' It (Carl Craig Remix) // Verve

He's been working on a new artist album over the past year, but that's been shelved for the moment so that he can concentrate on his remix work. As I write, Naughty's fucking up Goldfrapp's next single, so look forward to that in a couple of months. A week or so ago Mr Soft posted up his Fischerspooner mix, but I really don't think that that's the best example of his work. Here's his excellent mix of DJ T that came out on Get Physical a couple of years back. Believe me when I say that it's a proper good discofied electro-house banger!

DJ T - Philly (DJ Naughty Remix) // Get Physical

In keeping with the Berlin based theme of this post, we have an old remix by Berlin's favourite boy from Kiddiminster, Ewan Pearson (pictured left). After nicking some of Naughty's vintage equipment (seriously!) he went to work on a couple of remixes for the re-release on UK based label Out Of The Loop, and this is the choice cut of the two. Turning the original into an ominous acid beast, it drags Aguayo and Leyers kicking and screaming onto the floor. If you fancy listening to it in more of a 'dj set' context, check how well it mixes into Digitalism's mix of Sono (arguably his best work) at the end of the first part of my 'Tape Me Out' mix (you can still get both parts and view the tracklistings here).

Closer Musik - One Two Three, No Gravity (Ewan Pearson's Acid Mix) // Out Of The Loop

In other news, we've got some more System dates coming up, so get down to Native and support the scene!

Wed 1 March - Recloose (Live) // !K7 + Planet E + Peacefrog
Thurs 9 March - Freestyle Man a.k.a. Sasse // Moodmusic
Thurs 20 April - Justus Kohncke // Kompakt

On the Tape side of things, we've been invited to join the We Don't Play boys on Friday 20th April down at my favourite Bristol venue, Cosies (home of Puffin's other night, Big Ting). Expect the collision of Tape's 4/4 and We Don't Play's breakbeat to be the night to be at in We Don't Play's series of 'versus' nights. We've also been in talks with the manager of the Arc Bar, and we should be starting up a new party with minimal masters Mike Bull and Gareth Watkins at the end of March, provisionally titled 'Fidget'. Dates are yet to be confirmed, but we'll keep you posted. Until then... you should pick up a copy of Luciano's mix of Salif Keita, finally given a release on Cadenza this month. Just listen to that intricately delayed live instrumentation... and when the beat finally kicks... simply sublime.

Salif Keita - Yamore (Luciano Remix) // Cadenza


Blogger Puffin Jack said...

hello mate, you found yer phone yet? in reference to the blog you up for a meeting with mike and gaz tonight, maybe go for pizza or summat? I'm in the shop if yer about...

2:46 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Matt's got my phone - may get it tonight but may have to wait until the weekend. I'll pop into the shop after work (I finish at 4). Also, make sure you've put one of the aforementioned Yamore 12"s aside for me! See you in a bit.

2:50 PM  

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