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If you’ve wandered around the East End recently you’ll have probably noticed plenty of luridly coloured posters for The Ghost Frequency up and around. A quick google and I found the band here and thankfully they were worth that minimal effort. The general theme seems to be catchy synth driven disco punk with some jagged guitars thrown into the mix for good measure. So far, so Shoreditch but beneath that surface sheen I reckon there’s a fair bit more going on than with your usual bunch of tight trousered chancers.
As an added bonus they’ve got a pretty good handle on the visual side of things, the aforementioned posters were nicely done and their forthcoming 7″ single on City Rockers comes on lush red vinyl and with it’s own comic, illustrated by London based artist Jiro. There seems to be a fair bit of hype around these lads and for once it might be justified.
Anyway don’t take my word for it, you can check out the video to their debut single ‘Nightmare’ and make up your own mind.
So last Saturday we braved the elements and trooped up to Somerset House to see Hot Chip do their thing, being a self confessed HC fanboy it would of taken more than a spot of rain to put me off but still it wasn’t looking promising.
Luckily by the time we arrived and had had our umbrella (ella-ella) confiscated the skies had cleared and even if it wasn’t exactly balmy at least we weren’t shivering and soaked. Which all set the scene for the ever wonderful Grovesnor. I’d been a little concerned at whether the stage and surroundings would dwarf Rob’s one man show, but from the moment he strode onto the stage all worries evaporated not only was the OG looking quite dapper in the whitest of blazers but he’s gone to the bother of making videos for each song. Videos which we demand find their way onto YouTube in the near future. Continue reading
Whilst drinking lots last week I also managed to find time to spin some records. In fact I ended up doing 3 sets at Cargo and they were all recorded.
Anyway, despite their many (many) faults I thought I’d post them up, starting for the sake of awkwardness with the 2nd set of the night. Don’t expect any clever mixes, fancy tricks or rare selections, staying upright was my main concern on the night, still for all that there’s nothing here that should really annoy you and might even provide some light relief on your daily commute.
Download: John Power – Hotmix pt 2
DJ Sany Pitbull – Kraftfunk
DJ Sandrinho – Berimbau
DJ Sany Pitbull – Funk Alemao
Crookers Feat MC Leka – Para De Gracinha (euro crunk mix)
Count Of Monte Christo – Beeper
Trevor Loveys – Organgrinder
New Young Pony Club – Icecream (Herve Mix)
Unklejam – Love Ya (Herve Mix)
Chromeo – Tenderoni (Sinden Remix)
Junior Boys – In The Morning (Hot Chip Remix)
CSS – Let’s Make Love and Listen To Death From Above (Hot Chip Remix)
Hot Chip – My Piano (Dub)
Para One – Midnight Swin (Surkin Remix)
Digitalism – Jupiter Room (Erol Alkan’s Simple Yet Effective Mix)
Justice – Waters Of Nazareth (Erol Alkan’s Durrrr Durrr Durrrrrr Re-Edit)
I’ll post the others up later when I get a chance.