Monday, March 06, 2006

Charts of pleasure



Mr Soft's Current Faves

1. THE KLAXONS - GRAVITY'S RAINBOW (NIGHT MOVES REMIX) // CDR
Believe me - you'll be hearing a lot of this in the coming months. Can't get enough of it - makes me feel like I'm 21 again, and I'm only 22 innit....
2. RLF - UNKNOWN // CDR
Amazing, electro/dubstep/indefinable bass excursions from UK-based Ralph - one to watch.
3. ROMAN FLUGEL & CHRISTOPHER DELL - SUPERSTRUCTURES // LABORATORY INSTINCT
Seriously serious tech-jazz soundscapes from Deutschland
4. ELLEN ALLIEN & APPARAT - JET // BPITCH CONTROL
Dreamy, post-Border Community techno-pop, made to accompany the winter sun
5. REYNOLD - FOR HOUSE (MAGDA REMIX) // SUSHITECH PURPLE
Dubby, Magda-style minimalism from...Magda!
6. BOOKA SHADE - IN WHITE ROOMS // GET PHYSICAL
A rip-off of 'Mandarine Girl' by the people who made 'Mandarine Girl'. Sickly sweet, impeccably programmed...a guaranteed summer smash. Enjoy it while you can.
7. DOMINIK EULBERG - POTZBLITZ & DONNERWETTER // COCOON
Supreme, micro-trance Eulbergism from last summer's 'Cocoon E' compilation.
8. APHEX TWIN - SELECTED AMBIENT WORKS '85-'92 LP// WARP
About every four months, this is ripe for rediscovery. So good....
9. JESSE ROSE - YOU'RE ALL OVER MY HEAD // DUBSIDED
Guilty, beefy pleasure.
10. UFFIE - READY TO UFF (MR OIZO REMIX) // ED BANGER
J'adore le oizo hip-house func

'Hype' Chart: wondrous things, yet to come


1. DAFT PUNK - THE BRAINWASHER (EROL ALKAN'S HORRORHOUSE DUB)
- Not to mention his mix of Hot Chip. Can he top 'Do You Want To'?
2. DARK WATER - BIG CITY / JAMES HOLDEN - AT THE CONTROLS CD
New Border Community 12" and the '06 Holden manifesto (inc. his long-awaited, and probably underwhelming [my expectations are LUDICROUSLY high], mix of Black Strobe). Keep it comming, proggers
3. DAMIAN LAZARUS & MATT STYLES - GET LOST
Due some time in the next few months, Lazarus describes this, with typical modesty, as the mix album to end all mix albums. Come on then...
4. DELIA & GAVIN - REVELEE (CARL CRAIG REMIX)
At first I was charmed, but now Tim Sweeney's chatter is starting to annoy. Headed our way with a DFA mix on the flip very fucking soon...
5. RICARDO VILLALOBOS - FABRIC CD
This was announced a long, long time ago. Finally, it seems it'll see the light of day. Which is more than can be said for Villalobos.
6. BOOKA SHADE - MOVEMENTS LP
Ok, we've heard it, and it's really good. Now I'm interested to see what the impact is...
7. TIEFSCHWARZ - DAMAGE (M.A.N.D.Y REMIX)
Odds on to be rather smart
8. NEW AME 12"
Where do they go from 'Rej'?
9. THE KLAXONS - GRAVITY'S RAINBOW (NIGHT MOVES REMIX)
As you may have gathered from my psychotic championing, this deserves to be big
10. THE NEXT BIG THING
Bit of a cop-out. But seriously - any ideas?

24 Comments:

Blogger Tal said...

great post. you're only 22? and so knowledgeable? cool. next big thing? hot chip's lp 'the warning' on DFA, diplo's remix of madonna's 'hung up', kavinsky? the klaxtons? new young pony club? fancy?

1:32 AM  
Blogger Alex Egan said...

theres a diplo remix of madonna? this i have to hear! big fan of diplo, though i cant picture this pairing! 'the warning' is brilliant, hot chip deserve to blow up. also, really looking forward to hearing the justice album, when it drops...

2:09 AM  
Blogger Chantilly Bass said...

Claude VonStroke's full length Beware of the Bird that's set to drop in May is one of my favorites of the year. The promos I have are rocking my socks. You may recall the track Chimps he did for Get Physical's Full Body work out as well as Deep Throat. His next singleThe Whistler is the catchiest thing I've heard in years, and quite possibly the most irritating yet beautiful noise of all time. Keep an eye out for it.

6:03 AM  
Blogger Chantilly Bass said...

Really enjoy your blog too btw. Thanks for all the info and quality sounds.

6:04 AM  
Blogger maxcar said...

You can listen to full Carl Craig mix of Revelee on this Optimo Mix for Radio1 (starts about 2:28 and it's great, with a Timothy Leary sample on it)

10:48 AM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Alright boy. Sorry for my laziness on the blog! I've no excuse apart from the fact that I've been concentrating on the new Tape mix. I'll be posting up details of the new night later on today and maybe a few mp3s. Good to see Eulberg's 'Thunder & Lightning' track on the ol' chart! I'll give you a call/see you on MSN later.

11:03 AM  
Blogger Benedict x said...

New big thing...um, Digitalism's mix of The Cure and then minimal boompty boomp house in the vein of Adjunct records etc, that's what i reckon.

1:27 PM  
Blogger RY said...

Well deserved no.1s in both charts! The Nightmoves mix is really awesome! and I agree that that needs to blow up big time!

as for Erol, always hoping and dying to hear more mixes! been on the edge of my swivel chair waiting for the Daft Punk mix! and now Hot Chip too you say!

2:27 PM  
Blogger Esco said...

Due some time in the next few months, Lazarus describes this, with typical modesty, as the mix album to end all mix albums. Come on then...

Mix album to end all mix-albums will be released in a week or two. It`s called 'At the controls' and James Holden is responsible for it. Oh my gosh!

Next big thing? Hmhm. Apart from the Holden EP forthcoming on Border Community & the Booka Shade album, I really am hoping for a new 12' of Paul Kalkbrenner on Bpitch. Most underrated producer around.

3:51 PM  
Blogger kevin said...

from the way you describe the forthcoming James Holden remix of Blackstrobe, it sounds like you have not heard it yet. Underwhelming is no where close to an accurate description. I'm not overwhelming would suffice either. It's massive!

9:42 PM  
Blogger Mr Soft said...

no kev, i haven't heard it yet, but it's been so long since i became aware of its existence (literally 6 months) that my excitement had come full circle and i was preparing myself to be disappointed. so glad you say it's good, i'm excited again....

10:36 PM  
Blogger Benedict x said...

The Nazi Trance.. mix is killer (still not quite as good as you'd hope though), but the Mad Decent mix of Hung Up, ain't imo, but then I reckon the original was a big pile of wank....

11:11 PM  
Blogger Peter Ström said...

I say Oliver Huntemann is the next HUGE thing. I mean Get Physical-in-05-HUGE. The releases this so far this year are simply amazing. And like some of the GPM-guys, he also has a background in trance...

12:29 AM  
Blogger Cameron Octigan said...

Yes, thank you! This blog has quickly become one of my favorites. Where exactly are you from?

1:04 AM  
Blogger MY BEST FRIEND said...

"In white rooms" on Booka Shades Movements CD is absolutely brilliant. Love it!

8:50 AM  
Blogger Mr Soft said...

benedict - that's how i imagine 'nazi trance' will be - great, but not as great as six months of fervent anticipation had hoped. i almost don't want to hear it now, you know? it'll be interesting to see if it does get released on crosstown (b/w with Eulberg mix of Bucci??)

9:37 AM  
Blogger Mr Soft said...

peter - huntemann is definitely good, but has he got what it takes to raise his head above a lot of other similarly-minded producers? having said that, the 'black ice' 12" with bodzin was pretty fucking decent...we'll see.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Mr Soft said...

cameron, i'm originally from sunny Hull in Yorkshire, spent three years at Bristol uni where I met Richard Carnage & Puffin Jack and started our night TAPE. I'm currently living in Oxford as a one-year postgrad, soon to be upping sticks to our clogged capital; Puffin & Rich are still in Bristol, where our new night, MUTANT POP, is beginning next month. So there you go. Glad you like the blog, sorry the posting's somewhat erratic...

9:41 AM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Yup, Bodzin & Huntemann's 'Black EP' was some hot shizzle. It's nice when you get a 3 tracker with no filler on it. We had a quick meeting with minimal Mike Bull last night to sort out some stuff for the night. Date and venue are sorted and we're currently in the process of sorting out an afterparty venue so that it can go up to 6am. More news later today/tomorrow...

11:13 AM  
Blogger Benedict x said...

I'm hoping it'll be on the 'At The Controls' vinyl, along with Petter's 'Some Polyphony' and the stripped down mix of Issakidis' 'Hotter Now'...and fuck it, most of the tracks, though my copy of 'Live On Sirius Prime' came today:)
You know I've been looking for a good excuse to return to Bristol for ages...

3:25 PM  
Blogger Mr Soft said...

well benedict, once our new night is up and running you're more than welcome to come and visit. we'll be sure to look you up on our next soujourn to london clubland, probably over the easter hol

4:02 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Ah... I feel like a techno exchange student! When's your next night in London going to be Benedict?

4:51 PM  
Blogger Esco said...

About the James Holden nazi-trance mix: did nobody lay their hands on the underrated (!) Nightdrive mix-cd from Slam then? Well worth a listen I'd say...

9:59 PM  
Blogger Benedict x said...

hmm, we're playing on saturday, but it's not a proper Skull Juice night, do one of them soon though. Skull Juice have been a bit dormant of late, odd house party, that sort of thing (8hour set on saturday at Alex's house). Been concentrating on getting our mix done (any day now), and making our own tracks, but it's time to get on it again. Need to do a fundraiser to pay the gas bill, so we'll probably do a couple of nights soon, hopefully sorting a residency or two out as well, let you know as and when

2:18 AM  

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