You fat, what?

•July 30, 2014 • 1 Comment

jonbeast

Really, really sad to hear of the death of Jon Beast. Such an essential part of the Carter USM experience for me in 88-92. I only ever had brief dealings with the man in 89 but, despite his wayward reputation, he was generous to me. Even got me into the Brixton 91 afterparty, which was an oddly quiet affair.

If you want to contribute towards the funeral, you can do so here:

http://www.gofundme.com/c6cbn8

And this is one of my best memories of Carter. The excitement of this little duo singing about South London and following them from the matchbox of the Venue New Cross to the ‘made it’ venue of the Brixton Academy.

There’s a whole gig’s worth of Carter here:

Pic from http://music.thedigitalfix.com/content/7929/carter-the-unstoppable-sex-machine-gig-review.html

ABC – When Smokey Sings (Rhythm Scholar Debonair Disco Dub)

•July 29, 2014 • 1 Comment

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I don’t know why I took so against ABC. Perhaps it was the acclaim by trendies, perhaps it was the timbre of his voice, perhaps it was simply the gold lame suit. Whatever, they left me cold in the 80s and I’m only allowing this Rhythm Scholar remix because it’s the dub version and because of the cool guitar addition.

If you really want the vocal version, it’s here:

mikkelrev – Where I’m At / Bud

•July 28, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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This new one on 12-3 Recordings is a bit of a game of two halves. Taking house music in two directions. The better track is Bud. This goes for a dark, dubby excursion, twisting and folding in on itself. Perfect 3am music. Where I’m At is all bright, with a vocal and somehow shiny and superficial.

Blurb:
We’re gladly welcoming some new Swedish talent to the label, as Mikkelrev a.k.a Adam Vesterbacka makes his debut on 12-3 through a deep sided beauty of a two track ep. Adam is an experienced DJ as well as a superb producer, so it makes me more than happy to put his first EP for us out there. The multi-dimensioned, sweet vocal a-side called Where I’m At is a real lil diamond of a track, perfectly followed by the dubby b-side Bud. Pieced together, these two tracks makes this a splendid debut.

Have fun!
Ruben

Release specs:

Artist: mikkelrev
Title: Where I’m At / Bud
Cat: 123REC084
Release date: 23-07-2014

Crockett & Tubbs – Part 1

•July 27, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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Roll the sleeves on my jacket up. Slip into some loafers. No socks. And groove along to some hot synth action. Yeah free download baby.

SHE LIES- NEEDED YOU ( THE ASPHODELLS REMIX )

•July 26, 2014 • 3 Comments

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Whilst Bagging Area has been catering for all your Weatherall needs recently, I thought I might do my bit by posting this forthcoming Asphodells remix from a new release by Berlin-based post punk disco duo She Lies.

The original is a bit dark disco pop. Slightly like The Passions, with the spoken-style vocal. The Asphodells remix takes it more into the heart of Berlin with the focus on the chuntering motorik bass and a slightly wheezy quality. Very, very fine.

Asphodells remix

Original

There is only one way to fight, and that’s dirty

•July 25, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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Elliot Adamson’s Dirty Art EP gets a formal release. Expect dark techno.

Deprivation moans and groans as it writhes in the darkness. Heb 12:2 might be “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” but the tune’s no more cheery. Bits of metal clang against other bits of metal. A synth does rise but only to fall again to the clashing machines. Starlight is more like stars being sucked into black holes under the weight of eternal hopelessness. Only on final track Features is there any semblance of hope. But for this EP, that’s only relative. Only the pounding beat can endure.

 

Visionary

•July 24, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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Summertime house music from kOrbIan. Free download.

Visionary (from Oxford Dictionary)

Line breaks: vi¦sion|ary

Pronunciation: /ˈvɪʒ(ə)n(ə)ri

adjective

1. Thinking about or planning the future with imagination or wisdom: a visionary leader

2. Relating to or having the ability to see visions in a dream or trance, or as a supernatural apparition: visionary dreams

noun (plural visionaries)

3.  A person with original ideas about what the future will or could be like: he is a visionary keen on policy-making

I think we’ll have number 2 please. This is a summertime progressive house tune, dreaming of blue skies.

Blurb:

New Single/Free Download

kORBian’s ‘Visionary’ comes fresh from the Summer vibes of 2014, bringing with it a relentless hook that will keep you dancing for days in Ibiza! A luscious house sound for those early morning terraces……<3

Share/Distribute/Feature/Blog/Review…..do whatever you like with it…..just enjoy!

*REMIX CONTRIBUTIONS DEFINITELY CONSIDERED!*

 
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