Friday, May 19, 2006

Whistle While We Work It

By now you’ll probably have read all about our exploits down in London town, but a lot less about last Friday’s Mutant Pop. It nearly ended in tears before it’d even started, with both Bruno Pronsato and Butane being interrogated in customs at Bristol airport after they found them both without work permits. Thankfully, they were let through after a couple of hours and we could breathe a sigh of relief. Still, the old adage of two minimal buses coming along at once was still weighing heavily over our heads, and we were seriously worried about the turnout at 10pm, seeing as it was fairly busy by that time for our opening night last month.

Thankfully, the people did come, and by 11pm the party was in full swing. By full swing, I seriously mean that there were already people upstairs gurning their faces off. There was one guy who had his shirt off by that point and was constantly shouting ‘harder!’ to Mike and Gaz. Drug fuelled enthusiasm is supported at Mutant Pop, but I’m not sure that this was the right way to go about it! Being based downstairs, I didn’t really get to check out too much of Butane (pictured above), but a brief sojourn upstairs made me a very happy man indeed. It was nice to see that Skull Juice's Benedict Bull had made the effort to come and see us, so we thought it’d only be right to let him loose in our record bags for a while. Needless to say, he came up trumps with a highly enjoyable set traversing through disco, hi-nrg electro-house, and Cologne techno with ease. Many thanks to Andrew and Ben for helping things to go off with a bang. Here’s Ben’s ‘tune of the night’ in the form of Claude Vonstroke’s cheeky tech-house anthem, ‘The Whistler’, played by both myself and Gaz.

Download:
Claude Von Stroke – The Whistler // Dirty Bird

My memory may be a bit patchy, but one thing that I do remember is a discussion with Ben regarding Digitalism. You’ve got to love ‘Zdarlight’ for the bassline alone, but many of their remixes seem like they’re applying the same tired formula again and again. There are exceptions to this, however, like their mix of Sono that must be about a year old now. As with ‘Zdarlight’, the bassline is primed for dancefloor demolition and it’s a really well structured mix that sort of proves my point that they’re slacking at the moment.

Download:
Sono – A New Cage (Digitalism Remix) // PIAS Germany


Next month Fluid Ounce's October will be manning the decks to bring you a tasty selection of broken beat, house, and techno. Check out his excellent mix below, and we hope to see you there!

7 Comments:

Blogger Alex Egan said...

oops! that link you posted for the sono remix is wrong, it links to the whistler...come on guys sort it out! ;)

6:56 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Oops. I'll sort this out later today.

9:05 AM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

All fixed!

4:34 PM  
Blogger The Langer said...

Is it just me or do these links just direct you to Yousendit, then ask you to upload instead of download? I've tried on Safari and Firefox. Keep getting the same thing.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Alex Egan said...

yep you're right, it goes straight to the yousendit upload link. luckily i got the sono remix from elsewhere, it is indeed better than recent digitalism production, though still doesn't top zdarlight...

3:57 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Seriously, it's all fixed now. Sorry about that!

4:32 PM  
Anonymous porn said...

Oops. I'll sort this out later today.

10:35 PM  

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