Friday, August 04, 2006

Something For The Weekend

So Friday is upon us yet again... Just where is my life disappearing to? To celebrate the advent of good times that is the start of the weekend, I thought I'd post up some anthems to get you going before you venture out into the bright lights of the city for your respective rave ups. If you're in Bristol tonight, you could do a lot worse than going to Giant Robot's 3rd birthday party at the Cooler on Park Street. They're hosting Citizen records' newest signing John Lord Fonda, who's recently released his debut LP 'DeBaSer' on Vitalic's imprint. Their sounds have a lot of common ground, with Frenchie Fonda loving the big room rave sound that Vitalic won so many hearts with. He ain't the best person on the bill though - that'll be Tape's very own Puffin Jack who'll be setting up the main man tonight, so get down early and ready yourself to dance til you drop. To mark Puffin's appearance at Giant Robot, I thought I'd share one of his Tape anthems that was a staple in his sets back in the early days of Tape when we used to play The Elbow Room. 'Discotronic' is a bumpin' slice of uplifting techy italo-house, that was featured on Adam Kroll & Break 3000's 'Paris EP' that came out on Traum offshoot MBF back in 2004.

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.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you please fix the rapture link?

1:24 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

All fixed. Hope you enjoy!

1:31 PM  
Blogger Puffin Jack said...

Athur Lee dead? Only just found out. He was meant to be a bit of a psycho nutter and all that but boy did he write some good tunes. In the words of Mr Soft 'Forever Changes' is a "perenial pan-narcotic classic" indeed. Arthur RIP.

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hope it goes well tonight puffin mate, would be there, but working tomorrow and got that boat party sat. See you next friday for mutant pop :-)

5:13 PM  
Blogger Andreas said...

Nice post. I´ve changed my mind about not posting so there´s some tracks up now. Just can´t help myself. Thanx for everything guys :-)

6:38 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Cheers Dancer. The hiatus wasn't long was it? I take longer between posts when I'm supposed to be actively posting!

I'm surprised that more people haven't said anything about Arthur Lee. A true legend, in every sense of the word.

Gaz - Would love to go to the boat party but I'm far too skint. Shame, as I'd quite like to see Anderson Noise. Hope it goes well!

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Arthur Lee....AND - the Rapture link is down again...I REALLY wanna grab that one! Any word?

2:41 AM  
Blogger Blackest said...

ze rapture link's down carnes - sort it out!

9:56 AM  
Blogger Blackest said...

- in fact, ALL the links are down. (All the links are down / and the sky is grey...I LOGGED ONTO A BLOG on a summer's day...)

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ysi blows, i thought they were improving on their product

4:24 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Reupped everything as Megauploads. YSI's gone rubbish, so I'm going to be using Megaupload from now on. Hopefully it won't be one of those ones that a few people have a problem with. I will, however, be taking the links down after 7 days, so grab them while you can.

12:08 AM  
Blogger Chantilly Bass said...

Yeah, YSI has become stingy, and we only get 3 downloads per file. Nice to see a DFA track up. How bold of you..;)

6:04 AM  
Blogger RJ said...

that new epworth track is really good, if a little different to his phones productions... but still cant wait to hear both forthcoming albums!...
loved them dfa mixes of the rapture, back in the day... (well say a few years ago...) so im gonan have a listen to carnage's little edit...

and Arthur Lee... im afraid my musical experience isnt that stretched, but anybody with respected talent like this man still deserves my deepest sympathy.


8:52 PM  
Blogger RJ said...

Nice bootleg.. reminds me of the one i did using this track and an outcast acapella a couple of months back... its a pretty good instrumental track for bootleg use!

anyway have a listen if you want:

1:51 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Ry - Downloading as we speak. Seriously though, if you haven't heard Love's 'Forever Changes' LP then you should seek it out as soon as possible. Softy's "perennial pan-narcotic classic" desription still doesn't do it justice. Simply sublime, especially at 5am after a massive blow out.

6:34 PM  
Blogger RJ said...

sounds like a necessity then... will have a look...thanks

8:36 PM  
Blogger stan said...

Really nice edit, Carnage. That DFA dub is legendary. Re: non-functional links: running a blog takes a lot of time out of a person's day and we should all be thankful for what TAPE has given us rather than being like "fix yr linx theyre fucked"

10:50 PM  
Blogger stan said...

Oh yeah, Hockey and I killed off our blogs and we're doing ON-OFF now.

10:52 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Cheers Ride. It's nice to be appreciated and not constantly harassed to reupload! That said, yousendit was being a bit shoddy. I'll sort the link for ON-OFF out in a sec.

Ry - Fits really well in places, but the vocal melody's slightly out of key in others. Play it at a party, however, and you know it'll go down a storm. Cheers for upping it!

2:36 PM  
Blogger RJ said...

yeah thanks carnage... i was listening before i uploaded and realised some of it was a bit out... like big boi's rapping... but then it synchs right back in action when andre's chorus comes back...

2:19 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

I'll be taking these down later today, so grab them while you can!

7:37 AM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

All links apart from the edit are now expired. Now go out and buy some records!

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wait, can you fix it again? sorry, it's not working and I have to have this song! thanks =)

8:49 PM  

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