Something For The Weekend
Adam Kroll & Break 3000 - Discotronic // My Best Friend
Next up we've got Paul Epworth under his new 'Epic Man' moniker. It's good to see him finally producing his own tracks, and I was pleasantly surprised the first time I slapped this on my stereo. Indie rave, or is it grindie rave? Would that make it 'grave'? I don't know, and I don't care - just let those big rave stabs and handclaps galore take control of your feet. Personally, I think that this deserves to be absolutely massive across both sides of the pond. It's something that both the ravers, hip hop and indie kids can all enjoy, though maybe it's crossover appeal will turn off the purists. But as we all know, purists are boring, aren't they? Plan B seals the deal with his slick as fuck MCing, and even fits in a few bars of Lady Sovereign's 'Random' somewhere in the middle. If Paul can keep his game as high as this, then his forthcoming LP's going to be something very special.
Epic Man ft. Plan B - More Is Enough // Good & Evil
Now I know I'm a bit late in mentioning this, but electro punk-funkers Out Hud have split up. Booooo! Leaving behind 2 LPs and what was one of the best 12"s of 2005 (One Life To Leave) in my opinion, it's a real shame that they've packed up and moved on. Apparently some of the group are working on solo records, but I'd guess that the !!! boys are too busy with finishing off their third album to bother with all that malarky. Anyway, here's 'One Life To Leave' that was on the aforementioned single and also their final album, and if this doesn't get your heart racing and your fist pumping then there's something seriously wrong with you. Just check out how fat that bassline is that enters at 1:55! And then that wonky arpeggiated synth... Rough and ready dirty disco at its best.
Out Hud - One Life To Leave (A Requiem) // !K7
Last but not least (actually probably least..) here's another one of my edits. It's nothing particularly complex - it's just another fun edit for the club to get those ladies on the floor. The vocal's from Victor's 'Go On Do It', which originally came out on the Blow Up Disco label, and was more recently re-released on Morgan Geist's Environ imprint. Instead of Maurizio Dami's (a.k.a. Alexander Robotnick) backing track, you've got the boompty DFA disco dub of The Rapture's 'Sister Saviour'. Simple, cheeky, and effective.
The Rapture & DFA vs Victor - Do It Sister (Carnage Edit) // CD-R
This edit is dedicated to Love's Arthur Lee, who sadly passed away last night in Memphis. My thoughts go out to his wife Diane, and all his fans who didn't get to see the charismatic figure play live. The first time that I saw him was with my dad at Crewe Limelight, and it was a magical experience. His live band were on fire, spurred on by the man who famously wouldn't tolerate any errors (see the tracking sessions on the expanded 'Forever Changes' for hilarious evidence of this), and I have to say, it was one of the best gigs I've ever been to.
RIP Arthur. You will live on in our hearts, and our record collections.