Thursday, October 05, 2006

It's Me Or The Prog...

Just a little heads up about a few things we've got coming up this weekend. First of all (unless you've forgotten!) we've got Mutant Pop at the Arc Bar this Friday where we'll be hosting Tiny Sticks' head honcho, Mock - in my opinion he's a perfect guest for Mutant Pop due to his ultra diverse tastes and killer selections. From the jacking techno of the Tigerskin and Style Of Eye releases to the bouncing robotic disco of Shit Robot’s Dondolo mix, his label Tiny Sticks never fails to please. Mock tells us that he’s looking forward to playing some harder electronic sounds alongside his usual discofied shenanigans, so I suspect he’ll have quite a musical journey for our dancing pleasure. Joining Mike & Gaz downstairs will be Empathy’s Jim Rivers (Saw Recordings) and Stuart Wilkinson who’ll be supplying us with a techno workout that’ll be sure to make the most of the Arc’s brand spanking new soundsystem that’s been recently installed. Apparently Mike's digging all his old progressive house records out, so ready yourselves for a long, hard progging in the bar whilst we wildstyle into the night upstairs.
There's no rest for the wicked, it seems, as Saturday will see me grace the decks at Bashout down at The Black Swan in Easton. Widely known for its messiness and its tendency to ram out the venue (last time we ventured down a couple of months ago we failed to get in after waiting an hour outside), Bashout's a very popular choice with the younguns and sees them travel from miles around to attend. Headlining the main room will be Luke Vibert in his Amen Andrews guise (bring your earplugs!) who'll be sure to be terrorising your eardrums, whilst FWD residents Slaughter Mob bring the bass to room 2. I'm hidden away in the third room, which at each Bashout goes under the 'Interesting Results' tag. The whole idea of the room is themed sets, and as I'm not one to be constrained by category I chose the widest one imaginable. I'll actually be spinning 'Songs from New York's underground 1975-85', so expect a bit of no-wave, some proto hip-hop, cowbell plinking punk-funk, and smatterings of discofied shenanigans. Joining me in room 3 will be Mutant Pop regular, Leon Eggbeer, playing 'Anticon Records 98-06' which should please all you beardo hip-hoppers out there, and Struwwelpeter will be, well, appealing to all beardos with his set of Captain Beefheart tunes.

I'll finally be able to rest on Sunday, but again I'll be playing out with our Puffin and under_score boys Duncan and Luke at Hush Hush for their Normalise night (found on Gloucester Road near The Arches). Leather sofas, a pint of Guinness, and a bit of relaxing deep techno and dubbed out disco... A perfect end to a bit of a mental weekend. Anyway, less of the shameless self promotion and back to the music. I totally forgot that my latest show on Viva Radio aired this week, and I'm happy to say that it's been the most well recieved one yet! This show concentrates on the many facets of disco that we love over at Tape Towers, so if you enjoyed the Mutant Disco mix that I put up a few months ago you'll be sure to dig this.

Viva Radio - Show #4: 'Disco Delights'
Double Fantasy - Heartbreaker // Innovative Communication
Allez Allez - African Queen // Scalp
Piramis - Dracula // Cosmic Dancer
Darondo - Legs // Luv'n'Haight
Fred Wesley - House Party // RSO
Escort - Starlight // Escort US
Asha Puthli & Goblin - Sound Of Money // Cinevox
The Champs' Boys Orchestra - Tubular Bells (Cosmic Mix) // Supreme
Amadeo - Memories // Unknown
Margueritas - Marguerita (Hot Edit) // Environ
Gary's Gang - Makin' Music (Short Dub Version) // Radar
Q - The Voice Of Q // Philly World
Barrabas - Woman // RCA
Maximum Joy - Stretch // 99 Records
T-Connection - At Midnight // T.K. Disco
Padded Cell - Konkorde Lafayette // DC
Sly Mongoose - Snakes & Ladder (Rub'n'Tug Remix) // Mule Musiq
Paul Simon - Late In The Evening (DJ Spun Edit) // Editions Disco
August Darnell - Friendly Children (Todd Terje Re-Kutt) // White
Loose Joints - Tell You Today // 4th & Broadway
The Passions - I'm In Love With A German Filmstar // Polydor

If you're around in London town this weekend, then get your arse down to Casper C's 'Blogger's Delight' party at the Lock Tavern on Sunday. Sinden, Matt Waites of Nightmoves, and a very special guest will be smashing things out later on in the evening, but if you nip down in the late afternoon/early evening then you might see TAPE svengali Mr Soft rocking the badly mixed disco. I'm not sure if you've seen the excellent Kitsune style flyer before, but if you have you can't have missed Soft in the bottom left sucking on... I'll leave the rest to your vivid imagination! That boy...

Until next time - have a good weekend, and don't burn yourself out like I'm inevitably going to!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word Up Rich!
Thoroughly digging both your Mutant Disco and Don't Techno for an Answer mixes AND will be at Bashout on saturday night.

Catch you there bad boy,


10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

might be too much but this mix would be ACE if I could download it - and then play it with a cocktail on my ipod, any chance of an mp3 of it? very very nice... keep up the good work, you're making an old man very happy, in a good way!

12:55 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Titus - Hey man! Will be good to see you again - last time was Lazer's birthday at the Griffin, wasn't it? By the way, you should check the mix that I've got over at at the moment. Here's the direct link:

Anon - I appreciate that mp3s are a lot more transferable as far as their usage goes, but these types of shows will only be available through Viva as they're unmixed and don't feature any of our dulcet tones. Expect future shows to be available as an mp3, but that won't happen until we get our arses in gear and do a proper show.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

The only thing that I could suggest in the meantime would be for you to rip it from Viva to an mp3 and whack it on your iPod that way. You'll need a wav recording program though.

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

have you seen what they did to me on that flyer?

2:04 PM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

The one on the bottom, 2nd from right? You look quite... simple? Those crossed eyes don't really translate do they?!

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i suppose its quite accurate but unfortunately they chose the one picture on myspace where i was crossed eyed and looking like a twat. oh well. im playing in bristol on 13th november by the way

1:37 AM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

Wicked man. Where/who for?

7:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, please, please post "I'm in Love with a German Film Star". It's such an epic song that I managed to lose when I switched computers. Thanks in advance!

2:43 AM  
Blogger Richard Carnage said...

That Passions track is just bliss isn't it? One of my favourite tracks during my university years, anyway... I'm sure you'll find it up here in the next couple of weeks - first I need to recover from the weekend.

Thanks to all the Mutant Poppers that came out on Friday to check out Mock's cosmic to minimal journey. Great turnout, good vibes, and a thoroughly enjoyable set from the man himself.

Saturday's Bashout was such good fun. I haven't had that much of a ball while DJing for a long time! Ended up smashing it out for 2 hours, with a little half hour encore to finish the night off. Cheers to all you fucked up disco dancers - even the ones that were making my job that much harder my shaking the floor so much that the needles were skipping all over the place!

Finally, Sunday at Normalise was the perfect way to soothe my hangover- highly recommended for all you Bristolians with aching bodies and minds at the end of the weekend. Muchos disco and deep techno action went down in the lovely surroundings of Hush Hush, so big up to the lovely Luke Malcher for sorting it all out and being the perfect host.

I may even post a few tracks from the weekend later this week, but you know me... pretending to be busy and all that!

1:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

get hold of audio hijack to get this mix and all the others off viva radio - its a fine internet radio station it has to be said- though this mix remains my fave.

10:30 AM  

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