Grinderman remix album announced

Posted in music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2012 by Nabil

they may have decided to call it a day but Grinderman still have something in store for us in the form of a collection of remixes, reinterpretations and collaborations from their 2010 album Grinderman 2. Grinderman RMX will be released on 12th March  and will pull together some truly superb work from Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Joshua Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Robert Fripp (King Crimson), Silver Alert (Grinderman/Bad Seeds Jim Sclavunos), Matt Berninger (The National), Andrew Weatherall (where do i start? here’s a link), Barry Adamson (ex-Bad Seeds/Magazine and superb solo work), UNKLE, and the list goes on. here’s a taster of what to expect:

first up is Nick Zinner’s remix of Bellringer Blues

here’s Andrew Weatherall’s Bass Mix of Heathen Child

and lastly this is what Factory Floor have done with Evil

Griderman 2 RMX will be released 12th March on Mute UK

Mark E. Smith by Krent Able

Posted in art, music with tags , , , , , , on January 10, 2012 by Nabil

Bonobo – Solid Steel Radio Show January 2012

Posted in dj mix, free download, music, podcast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2012 by Nabil

ooh look, a new Solid Steel logo and a mix from Bonobo to help ease in the new year. Bonobo, who in 2003 contributed to the Solid Steel CD mix series with Bonobo Presents Solid Steel: It Came From The Sea, delivers a mix of new tracks and highlights from 2011 that includes Seams, Nufrequency the Ramadanman refix for Jamie Woon, Juk Juk, Fourtet, Falty DL, Koreless, Ifan Dafydd and Sepalcure

as for Bonobo himself, look out for the remix version of his excellent Black Sands album that’s to be released next month

From Heaven to Heaven, New Order Live, The Early Years (1981-1984) at Close Quarters

Posted in books, music, photography with tags , , , , , , , on January 8, 2012 by Nabil

it gives me great pleasure to inform readers about my old friend Dec Hickey’s new book From Heaven to Heaven, New Order Live, The Early Years (1981-1984) at Close Quarters which is published at the end of this month. it’s a unique record of a hugely successful, massively influential and truly iconic group that contains over 400 previously unpublished photos, forwards by band members Peter Hook and Stephen Morris and introductions by Paul Morley and Moby

follow this link to read the full press release as well as extracts from the  forwards and introductions. you’ll also find details on how to purchase the book, which is availalable in hardback, the first 750 copies of which come in a limited, numbered, collectors edition with additional treats for the über fan

additionally for those in the UK, the February issue (out now) of  Uncut magazine’s Flashback section has a four page feature on From Heaven to Heaven

below is a live performance of Dreams Never End that was filmed in November 1981 in New York, the studio version of which appears on New Order’s debut album Movement

The Beat Bee Sessions – Volume 37

Posted in free download, music, podcast, radio with tags , , , , , , , on January 8, 2012 by Nabil

as i’m suffering with achy balls, fucked feet and am so very very tired to boot i’m gonna be super lazy with this post and let the Beat Bee people tell you about all about The Beat Bee Sessions Volume 37

Happy 2nd Birfday to the muthafuckin funkyass Beat Bee Sessions!!! This episode: getting out of the X-Mas coma, the most overly-sensitive shoe fanatic ever, Municipal Waste in Miami, getting bored doing nothing, the Otter’s incredible X-Mas cookies, “the talk” with young Katie, Mahfood Bros. (that’s a clip of them below) drunken Santa Clause stylee, the Jane Dope foosball table incident, secret breaktime conversations, Huddleston appreciation, angry dads who hate Body Count, the death of “def”, Ice-T is everywhere, plus so much more! Instrumentals by the amazing Marc Mac.

direct download here


kidkanevil – freebeatsnbleeps

Posted in free download, music with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2012 by Nabil

kidkanevil of electronic alternative rock band Stateless fame, as well as being a music maker and producer in his own right, dropped a sweet little EP last Sunday. and freebeatsnbleeps is exactly what it says; random beats and bleeps for free

keep your eyes peeled and ears pinned back for updates as we’ve been promised more freebies to come

additionally, here’s something from Stateless. it’s the video for I’m On Fire (feat Shara Worden) from their 2011 album Matilda

365 breaks from Skalpel and plugaudiomastering

Posted in dj mix, free download, music with tags , , , , , on January 4, 2012 by Nabil

Marcin Cichy from Skalpel and plug audio mastering ran a project through the whole of 2011. every day (time limited to 15 minutes for each loop)  they composed, produced and uploaded one drum break in CD quality format for anyone to do with what they will. Break 365 was provided by the legendary Steinski and made from some of the breaks on the site. all loops will be available throughout this year so go here to have a listen, download and perhaps tinker with them yourself and come up with something new. here’s Steinski’s track STEINSKI SPACE / TIME MIX

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