Birdee

Birdee hails from Italy, but currently resides in the London. He’s relatively new on the scene but he’s bringing his Ghettodisco out to play for us. His ‘Listen To The Bassline’ EP garnered a lot of support, earlier in the year and now his new tune ‘Musik’ is available to buy on Beatport. As the name Ghettodisco suggests it combines groove with a lovely wobbley bass.

Birdee – Musik

To celebrate the release Birdee is offering up a free mashup and a funky ol’ mix tape.

Divertiti!

Deadmau5 & Wolfgang Gartner  – Animal Rights (Birdee Retweet)

A Little Birdee Gave Me This Mixtape

Future Sounds

My car ran out of petrol yesterday, while I was driving the kids home from school. It was bound to  happen at some point, as I’m driving on the yellow warning light for at least two days a week. I’ve never once, in the ten years I’ve owned the Little Green Twat, filled it up completely. It helps the aerodynamics – or so I like to think (though a mechanic friend insists that driving while empty means there’s loads of shit in your fuel). Whatever, I was pushing my luck and it ran out yesterday.

One positive was that I had an hour with the kids, stuck in the middle of nowhere, with not a games console in sight. Spoiled only by my youngest needing to go for a crap (fields are great for this kind of thing, of course), we sat against the car and agreed that I’d picked a great spot to break down.

I asked my eldest what he wanted to be, if he could be anything in the world. It took him a while to mull this over, which gave me a chance to consider his options myself. It occured to me that, when I was young, my dad or someone had asked me the same question – ‘you can be anything you want’ they’d added. Back then I wanted to be in the army. I wanted to be a Royal Marine (right up to the point I saw real Royal Marines dieing in the Falklands, on the BBC). I didn’t really register the truth in what they were saying. I doubt they realised it either. But sitting there, thirty or so years later, I was aware that both my sons could really be what they wanted to be.They’re both relatively bright kids, confident and pretty determined when it comes to getting what they want. The world really is their ocean based mollusc. The possibilities are endless, as long as they avoid the things that tripped (slowed) their old man up – drink and drugs and generally having a good time of it.

The eldest wants to be a policeman, as it happens. That’s what he decided. So he can ‘give people a kick’ (his reasoning, not mine) and if that’s what he wants to be, then fair enough. I’ve got another son…

But the point of this post is…? Dunno for sure. It’s not about my regret, because I only have a few. It blew my mind, for a moment there, the mass of options available to my sons. They’ll both be brilliant, at what ever they do, but I think it’s the scale of potential that made me want to write this down. Similar to when you try to grasp the boundarys of the universe. It gives you a headache.

Drop The Lime – Sex Sax (TAI Remix)

Lissie – When Im Alone (Leo Zero Remix) Via Neon Gold

Fischerspooner – Infidels Of The World Unite (Trash Yourself Remix)

Alunageorge

Don’t know much about Alunageorge. Is it Alunageorge, or Aluna George? Not even sure this a picture of them (her), but kinda hope it is. Their Myspace tells you pretty much fuck all, but from what I can gather they’re from London. This is going to be one of those little bit at a time teaser thingys. Keep us panting for more. They/he/she are very good though, from what I’ve heard. Anyone know anything more about Alunageorge, put something in the comments. Ta

Alunageorge – Make No Mistake

The Pass

Love that feeling when you find a new band you like. Especially when it’s instant. On the opposite side of that coin is the feeling you get when you realise that people out there have heard them first. The Pass were on the blogs at the start of the year, but I must have been looking at pictures only that day, because if I’d heard them then I’d have posted them sooner.

Anyway, the always reliable Recommender put a couple of The Pass’s tunes up earlier today and one listen was enough to know they were going up on here (actually, I’ve just checked back with The Recommender and you may aswell go and read their recent post. Same picture and everything! Obviously their picture is BIGGER. Gotta up my game, man)

The band are from Louisville, Kentucky and they make synth heavy indie pop, reminiscent of Friendly Fires, Phoenix and early Killers. Following on from their EP ‘Colors’ The Pass release their debut album ‘Burst’ on September 21st on Sona Blast

The Pass – How To Live

The Pass – Treatment of the Sun