Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Mutant Dog

First of all, much thanks go out to Matt Waites of Nightmoves for coming down to play at last Friday's Mutant Pop. After initial reservations concerning the turnout (as always), things really filled up after 11 (bloody pub closing times!) and I have to say that it was one of the best nights that we've had so far. Tuneage aside, one of my personal highlights of the night was discovering that we'd had our first ever canine raver through the doors! Such was the quality of Mr Waites' set, I was blissfully unaware of the little pooch's presence throughout the entirety of the evening until I saw the little lad being whisked out of the door by his loving carers. Bless! Anyhow, Matthew destroyed a packed upstairs with a melange of electro-house treats, including this little jerky electro-pop gem that I hadn't listened to for about a year or so now. Needless to say, this had me a whooping ecstatically and dancing round like a right fool.

Supersystem - Miracle (The Rapture Remix) // Touch & Go

Their debut album, 'Always Never Again' was released last year on Touch & Go and possessed moments of brilliance, but on the whole was slightly patchy. Such are my high standards, eh? Their stop-start, synth-led, punk-funk sound never really took off here in the UK and they slipped under the radar following the album's release, which was a bit of a shame. Maybe they just needed Epworth's golden touch/hype, right, Shychild? Here's the lead off single (and album highlight) that first brought them to my attention.

Supersystem - Born Into The World // Touch & Go

Anyway, less about them, and more about young Matthew's set. Everything was going swimmingly after the first half hour, having already dropped the distorted bosh fest that is the Nightmoves mix of Freeform Five's 'No More Conversations' (and yes, all you pedants - it is a remix of Mylo's mix), but what really got the crowd going was this classic by Tom Tom Club that was more recently covered by Chicks On Speed. Yes, it's cheesy as hell, but how can you not dance to this if you hear it in a club?

Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood // Island

The floor was filled, and the stage was set for what was probably the most well recieved set that we've had at Mutant Pop so far. Yet again, my patchy memory fails me, but I seem to remember the DFA mix of Captain's 'Frontline' being dropped (what a bassline!), and the pace being slowed a tad by the airing of Ratatat's Knife remix before serious dancefloor damage was caused when Induceve's 'Warehouse Shit' hit the proverbial Mutant Pop fan. I get the feeling that this is going to become a Mutant Pop anthem... Hell, it already is!

Induceve - Warehouse Shit // Dubsided

Muchos dancing later, things were rounded off beautifully with the Wizards Sleeve edit of Bjorn & John and even more beautifully by bumping into our canine friend as we packed up. If you can manage to bring an animal even more impressive to the next one, then the drinks are on me! As Friday obviously put me in such a good mood, I think I'll share a few more of the tracks that I was harping on about last week in my monolithic chart. First off here's one of the many highlights of the 'Sarcastic Disco' double 12" from Logic System. The balearic italo strut of 'Clash' has been one of my Sunday anthems for the last couple of weeks (that beatless breakdown... just gorgeous), and deserves to be yours as well. If you need something a bit more rousing, then Shannon's 'Let The Music Play' will be the answer to all your prayers. Vintage electro-disco of the highest order.

Logic System - Clash (Chinjyu Of Sun) // Toshiba EMI

Shannon - Let The Music Play // Emergency

Coming up on the blog we've got Mr Soft's long overdue Sonar roundup, Puffin Jack's dubstep mix (which he promises me he'll get done this week), and a little disco mix from yours truly. Keep checking back, and we hope to see you at the next Mutant Pop on the 11th of August!


Blogger Blackest said...

god yeah, i really should do that sonar ting. good post, i'd forgotten about the dog! got a promo of the new supersystem lp, haven't listened to it yet but i bet the electro element has been carefully suppressed....

8:09 AM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

They were never really that electro at all - it's just that Rapture mix that jacks it up a little. You're a little promo hound aren't you now? How come I don't get sent anything, eh?

12:26 PM  
Blogger hector23 said...

Thanks for the tunes Carnage. Have you heard Rub N' Tug yet? Very druggy discoish nastyness. I am gonna get around to posting some later in the week or so.


3:17 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Yeah, Rub'n'Tug are fantastic. Softie first brought them to my attention 2 or 3 years ago when they did their !!! remix, and they've been right on the money ever since. I recently purchased the vinyl sampler of their Campfire mix on Eskimo which has some absolute crackers on there as well. The picture disc's got a great remix of Rocking Horse's 'Love Do Me Right' as well (it's got this amazing frenetic bouncy bassline), but I haven't seen that around anywhere to be honest. Other mixes of note are their versions of Sly Mongoose's 'Snakes & Ladder', their mix of Chicago Transit Authority which appeared on the Glimmers' DJ Kicks comp (it was released on Rong in 2004 and was on the b-side. If anyone has the a-side to that release then if you could YSI it, that'd be excellent!), and their mix of the now !!! affiliated and now sadly defunct Outhud outfit. You should also check the Outhud original (the track's called 'It's For You') which seems to be sadly overlooked for the R&T mix. Apparently their Beastie Boys mix is great too, but I haven't heard that yet. Maybe Mr Soft will be able to enlighten you on that particular one.

5:47 PM  
Blogger hector23 said...

I really dug the first outhud album. It was just a blast of fresh air the year it came out. It seems that my (sort of conciously) overlooking that Glimmers DJ Kicks album has been biting me on the ass for years now.
The rub n tug i got is a new "album" off of the aNYthing label.

10:07 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Rub'n'Tug album? I'm guessing that it's just a collection of edits. First I've heard of it though - looking forward to the post!

7:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found your blog by chance when searching for "Sarcastic Disco". Anyway "Warehouse Shit" and "Clash" do it the right things for me. There's a good mixture of tunes on here which is never a bad thing.

I'm glad your night went well, there's nothing worse than waiting for your crowd to appear around 11.30pm. Congratulations on the dog. I've been clubbing twenty years and that's a first for me. : )

9:00 AM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

I was as shocked as anyone to see the dog. I had to do a double take before chasing after them for a photo! Cheers for the praise - we certainly like to mix our styles up here at Tape. I'm readying a disco mix which should be up sometime next week, so if you're into Harvey then you should come back and check it out. If Warehouse Shit is up your street then you might wanna check out some of the electro/techno mixes that are on the sidebar. Cheers again!

12:33 PM  
Blogger Casper C. said...

Your night sounds like fun, I'll check it if I am in town for sure... Our first It Came From The Sea gave me the jitters, but the 11 30 rule came into effect, and the hordes came flooding in eventually, which was a relief!


4:09 PM  
Blogger Acid Girls said...

Looking at your mixes and lists all the time, once again makes me wish i was where you are at, not so much interest in anything new in california, land of horrific music tastes. I will say one thing tho, we get harvey and rub'n'tug up in our lil home bar all the time; which works up for a great time. thx for keeping the fire, cross-lantic-ly...TAPE is quintessential to my ears now...


4:46 PM  
Blogger stacy said...

aww supersystem. A little bit less than what I had expeceted of them or perhaps just different.

I do agree with this girl above, californias music does take toll on those that live here. some day Ill make it over there and dance till 4 in the morning to music that only gets played in my house.

anyways - good stuff.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Benedict x said...

I'm gay for Shannon, even though she's a woman

8:52 PM  
Blogger Puffin Jack said...

if it makes you feel any better acid girls i'm sure all here at TAPE towers would love to be in California! I met a really nice chap in the record shop i work at the other day, he was over from San Francisco and runs California's premiere CD disco specialist. He asked us what the edit we were playing, it was Love Deluxe, we were very impressed. Just talking to him bout that there west coast made me want to emigrate! I forgot to ask him what the name of the shop was, any ideas? Anyway thanks for the support, big love form Bristol!

9:03 AM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

I think that Shannon track can't help but smear homosexuality onto anyone that hears it! How you doing anyway, Ben? I see you've been given a gig down with Mr Waites at Liars Club. How d'ya wangle that one, eh?

4:35 PM  
Blogger GSB said...

damn i wish i could get these tracks re-up'd!

9:03 AM  
Blogger GSB said...

seriously. and let me know :)

4:23 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

site hit counter