Latest installment of Studio Barnhus‘ Rinse FM show has Mount Liberation Unlimited and myself (second hour) on the decks and Matt ”Voice of Sex” Karmil on the m-i-c. Listen back here!
got the weekend off, going to the theater tonight, Mr. Boman‘s birthday bash tomorrow. been listening to this:
YouTube got it wrong, correct artist name is Teulé – drums, keys and groove is all trademark Kerri though. can’t believe I slept on this until recently. tune really has everything – happy, sad, party, chill… sry for horrible audio quality here.
my favourite band as a teenager. been on a big bob hund throwback tip lately, realizing how their very distinctive melodies have influenced a lot of the music I make and enjoy today.
working on releasing several new records from Lukas Nystrand von Unge with Studio Barnhus this year, so his music is on constant rotation and I’m enjoying every second. Lukas has one of the best Soundcloud pages out there, a lot of this stuff will appear on the records we’re planning, in one form or another.
yesss, this is finally released, on Hyperdub and with an instrumental version too. who is that, what is he, where is she?
fascinating oral history of Northern Soul, very well put together by RBMA. so much about this reminds me of today’s house music scene: European middle-class kids appropriating black American dance music made in the previous decades, the obsessing over rare records, the drugs. good read.
was honored to be asked to do a mix for Solid Steel Radio, Ninja Tune’s podcast series. they asked me to write a few words about the mix which I did:
”I’ve been doing screw house mixes since 2005 when me and el barbaro del ritmo launched the short-lived ”codeine talking” mix series. i do them mainly for my own enjoyment although a few have been published before. it’s an interesting process, finding out which tunes sound good at 90 bpm (very often not the ones you would think). with these house tunes, some of them will turn into something like classic boom bap hiphop beats but with a slight uncanny feel to them, others end up with this reggaeton vibe, other times they sound almost like industrial music. quite often pure dance tracks get more of a song-like quality. also you zoom in on a lot of small details, which, if nothing else, is really interesting from a producer’s point of view. the really sweet suzanne kraft towards the end, which is forthcoming on the kitjen label, is something i’ve been listening to pitched down since i got it. now, when i play it in a club, the real tempo sounds wrong (but great). same thing with the moomin track, always listen to that nice and slow like this. strangely, i’ve never tried pitching ”szikra” down until now – sounds pretty cool I think. anyway, enjoy the mix and r.i,p. dj screw.”
there’s a tracklist too:
01. esther silex – heinrich – studio barnhus
02. kornél kovács – so so solid – studio barnhus
03. terrence parker – your love – seventh sign recordings
04. matt karmil – so you say – beats in space records
05. moomin – au bord de la mer – closer
06. k-scope – peace – tribal
07. kornél kovács – lighthouse – numbers
08. dj qu – ss1 – secretsundaze
09. regelbau – dramatic class – regelbau
10. karl lukas pettersson – paradise island – acido records
11. drewsky – night games – nite life
12. baba stiltz – intr stellar – unknown to the unknown
13. romanthony – wreck – glasgow underground
14. kornél kovács – szikra – studio barnhus
15. suzanne kraft – dj safety track – kitjen
16. kit clayton – surba – ~scape
can’t stop listening to this, the B2 track off Omar-S’ latest release on FXHE. as much as I love his club tracks, the main thing that draws me to Alex O. Smith’s music is the raw emotion always present in his melodies, this being a perfect example. also: pig squeels, possibly a vibrator?