Tuesday, March 28, 2006

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Carnage's Current Faves

1) Pier Bucci - L'Nuit (Dominik Eulberg Remix) // Crosstown Rebels
What would happen if you took the fantastic original, toughened it up, then sprinkled a bit of Dominik's 'Potzblitz & Donnerwetter' over the end? You'd get this - pure 3am magic.

Dominik Eulberg - Potzblitz & Donnerwetter // Cocoon

2) Rekid/Radio Slave - My Bleep // Rekids
A throbbing, dubby, locomotive beast of a track from Matt Edwards.

3) 'Loleatta Holloway - Hit And Run' + 'Double Exposure - Ten Percent' (Walter Gibbons 12" Mixes] // Salsoul
Who needs the Arctic Monkeys when you've got Walter Gibbons? Been re-listening to my extended Salsoul mixes and this man hits the spot every time. He strips 'Hit & Run' right back into a louche yet bouncy tribal groove and lets Loleatta do her stuff around the subtle structure changes. 'Ten Percent', however, is much more of a hi-nrg gay disco affair, but add Gibbons' relentless, charging percussion, and you have an anthem of the highest proportions that'll leave the coldest of hearts with a smile on their faces.

Loleatta Holloway - Hit And Run (Walter Gibbons 12" Mix) // Salsoul
Double Exposure - Ten Percent (Walter Gibbons 12" Mix) // Salsoul

4) Nathan Fake - Charlie's House (Apparat Remix) // Border Community
The best track from the frankly disappointing remix 12" was this effort from Shitkatapult's Apparat, and makes the record worth buying for this alone.

5) Alexander Robotnick - Dark Side Of The Spoon (Original & Mixes) // Crème Organization
Bangkok Impact and Lindstrom & Prins Thomas both do a great job with their mixes, but it's the wonky italo original from 1982 that comes out on top at Tape Towers.

Alexander Robotnick - Dark Side Of The Spoon // Crème Organization

6) Shit Robot - Wrong Galaxy/Triumph // DFA
Marcus Lambkin offers up juicy cosmic delights in both their electro and disco stylings on this fantastic debut 12". Also, check out his killer DJ set for Beats In Space.

7) Kelley Polar - Love Songs Of The Hanging Gardens Sampler 2 // Environ
Finally 'Here In The Night' gets pressed to vinyl (and it's even been extended, woo!) but you've got other highlights of the album like the bastard son of Michael Jackson and Metro Area that is 'Ashamed Of Myself', and the fantastic closer that is 'In Time'. An album well worth buying.

8) Klaxons - Gravity's Rainbow (Nightmoves Remix) // White
It's finally been mastered and mixed (on the same mixer that mixed the first Stone Roses LP, no less) and Erol's finally been given the ok to play it, so expect this boompty indie-acid monster to be booming out of The End's speakers very soon.

9) Mystery Jets - The Boy Who Ran Away (Riton Re-rub) // 679
Why does it seem that everyone's overlooked this stomping acid-pop gem apart from me, Mr Soft, and Riton's girlfriend? Fantastic low-slung bassline, great breakdowns, vocals, arpeggios... It's got it all! Bring on the 12" re-release, I say.

Mystery Jets - The Boy Who Ran Away (Riton Re-rub) // 679

10) Hot Chip - And I Was A Boy From School (Erol Alkan Extended Rework) // EMI
Erol tries to do the DFA at their own game, stretching out the original into what starts as moody bleep-disco and slowly reveals it's blissful balearic ending.

Notable mentions should go to LPs from Hot Chip, The Knife and Ellen Allien & Apparat, and 12"s from Pinch, Todd Terje, and Johannes Heil. All you Bristol residents should get your arses in gear and get the last few tickets for Carl Craig's show on Thursday at the 250 capacity Native. If he's as good as the last time that he played here, we're in for a treat.


Blogger Alex Egan said...

I didn't overlook that riton remix! ;) theres also the great dub version of it floating around as well, riton seems to be getting better with each mix, as does erol (im getting increasingly curious whether he'll release any solo stuff soon). the hot chip rework is brilliant, up there with his best remixes (and to follow his franz mix was no easy task!) and it shows a new side to him...great subtle progression throughout the track, dfa inspired no doubt!

1:10 AM  
Blogger Puffin Jack said...

good to see the carnage coming round to the idea of dubstep! nice little mention of pinch there...

give us a call if you fancy having a smoke later mate

9:09 AM  
Blogger Blackest said...

Recyling puns, carnage! That's low! Loving the mix by the way.

12:12 PM  
Blogger RJ said...

Your not the only one, with a love for the riton remix! both the re-rub and the extended dub are great! I also got Erol's mix of Hot chip in the post this week... isnt it beautiful.. :P, seriously though i really like it.

Also tracks of note from my world would be Whitey's new 7" Wrap it up/I Made myself invisible, from forthcoming album 'Great Shakes',
and not exactly a full track, but Solid Groove's 'Sick Na Good', which appeared on his recent mix cd for mixmag... (enough of it so i could do a cheeky re-edit though!)

2:26 PM  
Blogger Blackest said...

...oh, and fuck me, Robotnick is the DADDY.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems the Hit and Run link is not working. Any love there?

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what you really want is the moxie edit of hit & run. its amazing.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Hit & Run link seems to be working for me... And you're right Matt - Carl Craig's Moxie mix is great. Cheers for that!

11:56 AM  
Anonymous porn said...

give us a call if you fancy having a smoke later mate

10:20 PM  

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