The video for Justice‘s potentially chart crashing D.A.N.C.E. has finally surfaced and it’s a bit of allright. Directed by Ed Banger graphics supremo So-Me it features the Gallic duo stumbling around with So-Me’s iconic illustrations animated across their clothes. As has been mentioned it really couldn’t be more French if it tried. Continue reading
Something that’s been doing damage to my eardrums this weekend is this uncompressed version of the mix Amon Tobin supplied earlier this year for Mary Anne-Hobbes Breezeblock show. No rip from the radio, this is direct from the source and sounds all the better for it. Continue reading
The second Pressure Sound mix was assembled by Bobby Corridor and captured the spirit of the night perfectly. Kicking off with some hefty dancehall rhythms, the mix progresses through jungle, grime, electronica and hip-hop taking in all forms of heavyweight bass music. It’s a low end tour de force and one of my most listened to mixes over the years. Continue reading
One of the many nights we ran at The Asylum club over the years, Pressure Sound was also one of my favourites. Mainly inspired by the fact that I was working next door to (and spending most my lunchtimes in) Dub Vendor at the time, the night was a mix of dancehall, electronica, 2-step, booty bass and all points in between with some heavyweight guests from around the world (including the likes of The Bug, Milanese, DJ/Rupture, Ove-Naxx and Supersoul) taking control of the decks. Continue reading
I’ve been hanging onto this mix for some time now and with plenty of good reasons, given away free with DJ Magazine way, way back in the early/mid nineties it’s always been one of my favourite mixes to stick on when driving around London at night in my pimped out Micra. 12 tracks of solid, deep Detroit techno carefully selected and mixed by Dave Clarke that despite being close to 20 years old in many cases still sound like the future. Continue reading
More genius electro pop, this time from sometime Hot Chip collaborator Grovesnor. The solo project of Rob Smoughton, drummer with the Naciente Quartet, Grovesnor’s smooth electro-soul workouts have been clocking up some serious time on the Hot Sauce stereo ever since we got his self released Metrosexual album last year. Continue reading
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On Thursday I will be playing a lesser spotted electronica set in the bar at the ICA, which should be nice as I don’t get to flex the random noise sections of my record collection much these days. It’s all part of SPNM’s The Sound Source evening, a new regular night devoted to experimental music. All the acts sound pretty interesting too, with everything from free jazz drumming, cello accompanied by interactive electronics and loads of other things thickos like me will gawp at open mouthed.
Check the details here.
Then on Friday it’s business as usual as Hot Sauce returns to 93 Feet East, really looking forward to this one, we’ve got Duke Dumont, Rowdy Superst*r, Zombie Disco Squad and myself in the main hall and Suicide Dogz, Ice Monster and Tony Poland in the bar. Entry as ever is free before 9pm and just £5 after.
Full details here.