Friday, April 14, 2006

Orange Alert

Any one in London today is heartily advised to head down to the Faith afterparty at The Old Blue Last, where you'll find Prins Thomas playing a secret set this lunchtime (11.30am-1.30pm). Rumour has it that the elusive Darshan Jesrani (Metro Area) (pictured left) will also be spinning at the OBL today, but I'm afraid I've no idea at what time. If I were you, I'd get a pastry and a coffee down you, buy a packet of fags, transport your arse to Shorebitch right now and drink your way through Good Friday in the ill disco style. Shame I'm currently at the other side of the country.

Fast-forwarding to the May bank holiday (only 2 weeks to go!), as well as the Bugged Out!/Phonica do on Sunday 30th (see below), there's an all day party at Birmingham's Electric Chair night, culminating in a semi-live set from Lindstrom & Prins Thomas, and followed by a warehouse party where Ivan 'cor blimey!' Smagghe will be plying his filthy trade. I don't think I've ever been to Birmingham, but it seems, like Manchester, they've got a really thriving nu-disco scene; next month, the same night plays host to Metro Area, but alas they're, like, fifth on the bill amidst all kinds of take-it-or-leave-it nu-jazz gubbins (including a Gilles Peterson headline set. Bleh.) Anyway, I'll post some more details when I have them.

2ManyDJs/Soulwax are hosting their Nite Versions 'warehouse' party at Canvas on Saturday, supported by a colorful, if rather chummy and backward-thinking, guest list: Tiga, Headman, WhoMadeWho, New Young Pony Club, Jamie Jones and, if my sources are correct, er, the thinking man's Morgan Geist that is Zoe Ball (no shit). On the one hand, like, a big resounding whatever; on the other, fair enough, that'll be an entertaining party - so enjoy it if you're going.



I almost shudder to say it, but I got a ticket to see Hot Chip at Oxford's Zodiac next month. I mean, the last year or two I've been very tight about going to see bands play, but I thought I'd make the exception for the 'Chip. Last year at Benicassim, myself and pal stumbled into the DFA tent just as they were counting in 'Over & Over' and, Jesus yes, it was pretty electrifying. Ever since then I've been eager (by my paltry standards) to catch them in the flesh again, so let's see how they fare in the more prosaic setting of the Zodie. (Note: I live about 5mins walk away from the venue; if I didn't, God knows I probably wouldn't have bothered...). But still, you know, I'm looking forward to it.

Download:
Hot Chip - ABC // Moshi Moshi

God. Hot Chip. Makes me feel like a true blogger.

9 Comments:

Blogger Tal said...

haha, a true blogger, my god

4:31 PM  
Blogger headphonesex said...

Hey man, I was thinking of heading off on my own to Hot Chip at Oxford... maybe we should hook up.

12:41 AM  
Blogger ghost robot said...

I really like Hot Chip. They're been getting lots of bloggger attention, possibly because of the "lonely boy soul" factor, but I think they deserve the attention.

What bores you about the Soulwax Nite Versions party? I agree that Tiga and Headman are pretty whatever, but WhoMadeWho and NYPY seem to be on the more exciting side of the current rock not rock scene.

ps-nice blog.

7:14 AM  
Blogger Mr Soft said...

hot chip rock, as I was grudgingly saying - i like 'em live, but so far my favourite stuff by them, except 'over and over' has been in remixed form. but yeah, they're cool, i wouldn't go see if them if i didn't think so. As for the nite versions party, ok, i was being a bit arsey - but i find it hard to get excited about 2manydjs/soulwax these days and i can barely be bothered to give tiga the time of day. New Young Pony Club and Whomadehwo, ok, both really interesting (especially the latter). But zoe ball? (if you're not from the uk, the true horror of that name might not be apparent). But overall i meant what i said - it'll be an entertaining party.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Mr Soft said...

...Headphonesex, yeah, if you're going to the oxford gig by all means get in touch, that'd be nice. (kiransande@hotmail.co.uk). In fact, if I haven't read your blog t'other day I would've had no idea the gig was happening, so thanks for that...so yeah, let me know if you decide to come down, it'll be a pleasure to hook up i'm sure

6:51 PM  
Blogger Mr Soft said...

EDIT - 'I can barely be bothered to give HEADMAN the time of day. Tiga will always retain a certain charm.

10:47 PM  
Blogger Benedict x said...

seeing whomadewho live at fabric last year, they were genuinely one of the best bands I've ever seen, it was a total acid rock lazer mind fuck, way better than on record, and nite versions live

12:52 AM  
Blogger Mr Soft said...

- i've never seen whomadewho, and my only experience of soulwax live was in their non-nite versions incarnation at glastonbury last year, about a mile from the stage, in the middle of the afternoon. probably not the optimum viewing conditions.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous porn said...

hot chip rock, as I was grudgingly saying - i like 'em live, but so far my favourite stuff by them, except 'over and over' has been in remixed form. but yeah, they're cool, i wouldn't go see if them if i didn't think so. As for the nite versions party, ok, i was being a bit arsey - but i find it hard to get excited about 2manydjs/soulwax these days and i can barely be bothered to give tiga the time of day. New Young Pony Club and Whomadehwo, ok, both really interesting (especially the latter). But zoe ball? (if you're not from the uk, the true horror of that name might not be apparent). But overall i meant what i said - it'll be an entertaining party.

9:27 PM  

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