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Straight Up

About a year ago I posted that I didn’t think Twitter would last, in its current format, longer than…a year. I could still be right, but it’s becoming increasingly unlikely.

I think the thing was that I just didn’t get Twitter, at all. I couldn’t see the appeal of reading 160 words status updates, from people I didn’t know. Even on Facebook I get bored of reading status updates and these people are meant to be my friends. As for me tweeting much, what the hell do you say? I still don’t really get my side of the deal, I don’t tweet a lot, but I do enjoy reading updates way more than I did.

You build up a strange disconnected relationship with people you follow. I’m following random people from all over the world, some of them famous, some not so. I get a view into their lives through their updates, that is fascinating and mundane at the same time. This guys playing with his grandkids, this one’s hanging out for a coffee, another’s off his face on mescal (my fave). I don’t know them, but I know about them. I feel quite protective over these people and when I start to follow someone new, it takes a while before I can get used to this new voice in the ‘conversation’.

There’s the quote Twits, with their 40k followers and the marketing trawlers and people that just post links to other places, which I think they may make money from, but haven’t worked out how they do it. Some I follow just because they may tweet something for the blog (they never say anything else that’s worth much), too many DJs moan, Tiga is a funny fucker, Kevin Smith is THE champion Twitterer, some famous people are genuinely nice, Kanye West is random but suprisingly self concious. If you get a reply from one of your heroes, it’s the best thing that’s going to happen to you that day, I promise you (thanks to Fake Blood and the always reliable Japanese Popstars for making my day). I know these people a lot better than I did last year anyway and there’s no harm in that. I’m not looking to go out for sushi with them or owt

I predict that Twitter might be around for a little while longer yet. For good or bad. I know that while I’m browsing, it’ll be open in the next tab anyway.

Right the purpose of this post is that suddenly bangers have appeared. Three great big ones.

Diplo & Don Diablo – Make You Pop (192k)

Love listening to Diplo, ’cause you know at some point this baby is going down looooooow.

Tai feat Steve Aoki – Paradise Poltergeist (Gtronic Remix)

This is an absolute dirty monster.

Boyz Noise – Yeah

Just a minute or so of preview at the moment, but wah, what a preview.

Also Goose are on Souncloud now, found out through Twitter, so there you go. If you go there you can hear a new tune (they won’t let me share it…)


“Scottish bastards glued my hands together, hasn’t he?”

When I was a kid you used to get vinyl albums consisting entirely of sound effects. Most of them were BBC produced, full of squeaking doors, wind through trees and a sudden blood curdling shrieks. There were also compilations of birdsong, so you could sit in your front room and imagine you were in a forest, surrounded by woodpeckers. It’s suprisingly relaxing and of course you avoid actually being outdoors, bitten by bugs, mud all up your back.

I only mention this as Jarvis Cocker has gone and produced an album for the National Trust that, when I listened to it earlier, brought back all those memorys. It’s an album of sound effects, recorded in and around National Trust properties, like Belton House and Quarry Bank Mill. It’s really good, even though I was expecting…I don’t really know what I was expecting. With Jarvis you never know what you’re going to get I suppose and this really is just an album of sounds. It’s well worth a listen, not all at once; that would be a bit mental, but as a tool to unwind. You can download the whole thing for free here

Tiesto and Diplo – strange one this. Each does his own thing very well and I would never have put them together in a million years. Listening to it you imagine that Tiesto baggsied the top and Diplo took the bottom. It’s a great collaboration really, with some trancey rises before (and I’m guessing) Diplo handles the drop.

Diplo & Tiesto – Come On

My taste for bangers reinvigorated I found this Sick Boy remix of Motor’s ‘Kick It’ on RCDRD LBL. I love Motor, constantly killing it and far too underrated.

Scissor Sisters are back and though I have to admit I wasn’t a huge fan of their first albums, their new stuff sounds great. Produced by Stuart Price the album, ‘Night Work’ is out in June. There are some great remixes of ‘Invisible Light’ about (the Stuart Price one especially), but this one by Siriusmo is my fave at the moment.

Scissor Sisters – Invisible Light (Siriusmo Vocal Remix)

I was going to do a Reset! post, but I haven’t got the time or inclination at the mo. I’ll come back to them later, but for now their remix of Cassius’s 99 is funky as fuck