Radio Soulwax On Vimeo

This is the recent Radio Soulwax trailer, filmed by Saam Farahmand, that the Dewaele brothers say encapsulates the spirit of the project and the ‘audio visual obsession’ of Radio Soulwax. They’ve got themselves a Vimeo channel, so get over there and subscribe. Treats.

To start with here’s an hour long Radio Soulwax mix where –

We show our love for Brazil and all its musical forms over various decades here in this mix. It’s a place that has always inspired us musically but also where you can lose yourself record shopping. Which we did, on many different trips, and found the most incredible gems with the help of some of our brazilian friends.

 

Boys Noize – The Remixes 2004 – 2011

A while back a few blogs were crying out that Boys Noize Records were sending out take down notices, a lot of them for posts that were years old. Now it makes sense, as Boys Noize looks to release an albums worth of remixes, spanning the years 2004 to 2011.

A Boys Noize remix was always something to look forward to, as he brought his own inimitable style to artists such as Daft Punk, Para One, Editors and Depeche Mode. He even made Q’s Musical Innovators, Kaiser Chiefs sound good.

I’m obviously not going to post any MP3’s, so here’s just a few of my BN faves.

OUT 28th NOVEMBER ON CD AND DIGITAL FORMAT.

 

City Reign – Numbers For Street Names

Love this artwork!

I heard City Reign back in 2010 on Steve Lamaq’s Radio 6 show and I’ve got to admit that I thought it was early Idlewild. To be fair to me, The Lamaq himself did draw a favourable comparison with Chris Bull’s vocal and that of  Roddy Woomble and he knows a lot more about this sort of thing than I do. So take it up with him.

Beside this and because I don’t want to get caught up in the whole ‘who sounds like who’ shite again, what are City Reign about?

They’re a four piece from Manchester, who over the last three years have been honing their sound, playing live, doing things the proper way. They released their first single ‘Making Plans’ back in 2010, with second single ‘Out In The Cold’ drawing plaudits from The Independent. Both these feature on the new EP (Out In The Cold also appears on the Daybreak EP, which you can download here), along with three newer tunes, the newest literally being ‘Anywhere Anyway’ which was recorded at the very last minute, to close the EP.

I’ve decried the lack of good indie before on here, where ‘good old’ virtues like, I dunno, songwriting, musicianship and lyrics stand to the fore, aside from some masked up marketing idea and that’s what City Reign are about. Hoorah.

As WordPress won’t let me embed anything complicated you can stream the EP over at the bands website. Have a listen to ‘Making Plans’ below

The EP is out on November 21st and you can pre-order it from their website here and now. They’re also promoting the EP out and about:

Dates:

Nov 5th – CC Muziekcafe – Amsterdam
Nov 12th – The Bay – Glasgow
Nov 15th – West Street Live – Sheffield
Nov 19th – Bull & Gate  – Camden, London
Nov 26th – Gullivers – Manchester
Dec 3rd – The Live Lounge, Blackburn

They Know What Is What, But They Don’t Know What Is What…

Mixing it up on both Friday 1 and Saturday 2 of June 2012, Fatboy Slim will dominate a weekend showcasing the evolution of electronica music from its pioneering inception right up to today’s cutting edge scene. On Friday, Fatboy Slim will be joined by the inimitable bass heavy-weight Carl Cox, whose trailblazing parties have seen him build a phenomenal international reputation as one of today’s definitive dance acts. Saturday will see the dubstep duo Nero rip-up the stage with their chart-topping, club-busting bassline sets. Each date will see over seven hours of pure dance entertainment, culminating in a scorching starlit set by the multi-award winning, platinum album selling, dance institution that is: Fatboy Slim.

Tickets are available at an early bird price of £35 from http://www.ticketline.net .