Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Ahhhh shiiiit


So I was cruising through Sydney, with a new pair of jeans in hand, and not a care in the world, humming along to some oldskool Beastie Boys shit... when I spied through the window of a store, some silver kicks.  Now those who know me, know that im a pretty big fan of most fresh kicks... However this wasn't any store.. it was Hugo Boss, and these silver kicks looked pretty fucking similar to some Supra shoes that dropped over 2 years ago... and have been refined a couple of times. 

Here we have "Boss" by Hugo Boss


vs. 


Supra Skytop


Dior also had some silver/gold shoes a little while ago. The point is, Hugo Boss need to lift their shit. Stick to suits/smoking-jackets/business shirts.... You don't see Chad Muska @ Supra trying to make the ultimate corporate power suit do you?. Because up close those "Boss" kicks were not worth the $600 price tag. 

In other news Metronomy made a cool film clip to their track 'A thing for me'




Rant Over. 

Friday, December 12, 2008

Metronomy gets the remix treatment from Anoraak

©2007-2008 ~shecro
Hey yall
Its selecta reporting from the Indian subcontinent. Since i arrived here on the 21st this country has become one of the 20 most dangerous in the world. With a statistic of more people being killed by Jihadis in the last 12 months than anywhere else in the world. Pretty nuts.

My companero is leaving early because of this fact, but i still have work to do. ie listen to as much bad bollywood music as possible, beat konducta style.


ANyway, to the music. I just logged on today for the first time in a while and really needed to get a fat hit of some metronomy beats. and turns out anoraak gave them the RMX treatment. metronomy are by far my chocie for the best group in the world in the last 12 months. Heartbreaker is amazing, as well as every other track off the album. they are coming to Australia for a string of dates mid January, including the Sydney festival, which i will unfortunately miss out on.

HEy to everyone back home, miss you all

ANyways, here it is

Metronomy - Heartbreaker (Anoraak Remix)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Access Mixture - Some Local Talent


Here is a mix created by a local hero, Access. His words:
"Its only a quick 30min mix, feel an hour is too long in this day and age, this blogging world, this financial crisis."
Always thinking about the people, that's what we like.

Tracklist:
1. A Fifth of Beethoven (Soulwax Remix) - Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band
2. Flex Like Johannsen (Access Mash) - Dizzee vs. The Teenagers
3. Ghosts (Toxic Avenger Remix) - Ladytron
4. Bulbs Burn Out - Boy 8-Bit
5. Beaver Blink (Zodiac Cartel Mix) - Fine Cut Bodies
6. Ghosts N Stuff - Deadmau5
7. The Worm - ZZT
8. Blood Splashing - Fake Blood
9. Blackout (Sinichi Osawa Remix) - The Whip
10. You Dont Even Know Me (GRUM Remix) - Armand Van Helden
11. Rio (Etienne De Crecy Dub) - Bumblebeez

You can sometimes see him pretending to fit in at the Brew.

zshare: Access Mixture

Ha!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Wiley with Hot Chip - Step by Step

©2008 ~Oranjes

Wiley brought us "Wearing my Rolex", Hot Chip did a cover we all loved.
Now they come together to bring us "Step by Step" from his upcoming album "See Clear Now".

Lovin' it

fire: Wiley Ft. Hot Chip - Step by Step

first up! brought this album to my attention

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Future Music Festival 2009 Lineup!


Oh whats that? Another festival.

You don't have any money? That's too bad.

Who's playing? These guys:

N*E*R*D feat. Pharrell Williams (live)
Basement Jaxx (live)
CSS (live)
Paul Oakenfold
Markus Schulz
Etienne De Crecy (live)
Steve Angello
Sebastian Ingrosso
Joachim Garraud
Christopher Lawrence
Tocadisco
Mr Oizo
Lifelike
Yacht (live)
Super 8 & Tab
Silent Disco Arena (ITM)

Sydney - Sat 28 February
Perth - Sun 01 March
Brisbane - Sat 07 March
Melbourne - Sun 08 March
Adelaide - Mon 09 March (ped)

Note:
Prism Competition between Etienne De Crecy and Daft Punk (thanks to paul's iphone). SERO watch this video.


This adds to the list of festivals that have/will be in 2008/2009. crazy shit.





Friday, November 28, 2008

Bloc Party - Hordern Pavillion 24th November

thanks for the pic pete

Bloc Party were amazing!

It started with another boring Van She performance, they played their usual set and I'm pretty sure the only time the crowd cheered was when they said "You guys excited to see Bloc Party?". They looked bored, they sounded bored.

Then Bloc Party owned the stage like nothing else. They played everyone's favourite tracks, even right from their very first release. Flux, Banquet, Ares, Hunting for Witches, Halo all got everybody jumping and humping.
Except one,
I somehow expected more from Mercury, maybe it was just me, but i wanted to see something happen, like gorillas or something.

Ares was the highlight and the final song they played, started with Kele saying "Lets give you what you want".

no track for this post, just the new architecture in helsinki vid for "that beep":


Architecture in Helsinki - That Beep from helsinkids on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bang Gang Deejays at onefiveone


If you're having trouble reading club posters, it says Bang Gang Deejays are playing at onefiveone on the 22nd of Nov...this weekend!

They are currently on their national compilation cd launch tour, playing all sorts of venues. I just got my hands on this compilation, but didn't get the sweat towel with it so i was a little dissapointed, especially because i ran to JBHifi and was extremely sweaty at the counter.

Here is a little mix that will make you want to buy as well.

One thing, when they say Bang Gang they only mean the doom and the hoodrat. No Ajax brothers.

Bangspace
onefiveonespace

Kato isn't playing but this was blog worthy.

Walkie Talkie found this:
This is Ebbot:

and this is Kato:



oh and another thing, buy the miami horror ep

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Ranch Del Liberteeno



Thats right, those crazy kids behind liberteen ranch, havent even washed the fake blood/Tranterco's sweat off yet.. but they have popped up and decided to have a party 2 weeks after their last, rather than 2 months.. Great for partying.. not so great for livers..

I didn't make it to the last one... (stupid exam season) but from all reports it was crazier than a night on the coke with keith richards. Halloween brings out the best/worst in people.


This time around we have:


  • Cassette Kids - They are launching a mini-album (whatever the fuck that is) called We Are, the tracks sound pretty cool and "You Take It" has been getting a bit of airplay from JJJ which is cool. They have that indie, guitar driven, girl on vocals kind of feel, and apparently alot of energy on stage which should be fun to see/get drunk too.

Listen to their tracks on their myspace

  • Pomomofo - I hadn't heard too much about these guys other than a few tracks however on investigating their myspace.. i like their stuff even more.. especially the toxic avenger remix of Island. They are touring their new ep In super VGA.. me likes. Can't wait to see them.. potential highlight of the night.
This is the band doing their best Alt Joker's


  • Spook - Wollongong's hardest working DJ, you know him ... he plays at everything and usually gets the kids dancing.. he doesn't love alot of our posts.



  • Obama Bin Laden - No idea who this crazy kid is.... couldn't find the artist on myspace... hopefully its a b2b set of Osama vs. Obama. Update:This masked raider has appeared at ranchs before.. however has split with his previous collaborator... watch this space for more Obama Ben Laden news.

  • Tradehooks DJ's - i.e. us... we are opening the night.. complete Ed Banger discography. SRSLY we will be dropping a bit of everything.. old... new.... really old... then getting drunk as.
Hit the Liberteen Ranch myspace for guest list spots... save you $5... which can buy you 1 beer. or 2 soft drinks. (that might be untrue)

Ah yeh.. its on friday the 14th too... exams are over.. your liver has potentially had 2 weeks off... PUNISH IT.


skillz.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

tradehooks Heath Ledger "Nvr forget y'all" mixtape


The new tradehooks mixtape is finally here. this one has been produced on different levels by all of the tradehooks team (absentees, selecta and skillz)

With some cracking new, not so new, downright old and outdated tunes, its the bomb. whack it in ur car stereo and let the good times roll

With tracks from:

Treasure Fingers
Midnight Juggernauts
Theatre of Disco
Death From Above 1979
David Rubato
Gameboy/Gamegirl
Sebastien Tellier
Keedz
Holy Ghost
The Virgins
MIA
Grand Popo Football Club
Booka Shade
Doobie Brothers
Wire
Mr. Oizo

Its good
Have a Listen

tradehooks Heath Ledger "Nvr forget y'all" mixtape

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Freshest Sneakers I have seen in a while - Adidas tech rave Collection

adidas Originals has just released in the land of the AF1, Japan, the Tech Rave collection. The line consists of five sneakers - Handball 5 Plug, Superstar, Samba Super, Metro Attitude and the ZX800.

Those bad boys up the top are the Metro Attitude and they are already sold out im pretty sure. if yall find them, hook me up with the details

were available at zozotown

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

NeverEverGonnaEverBeThe SameAsNeverEverLand In2007EverAgainLand


Klaxons (myspace)
Hercules & Love Affair (myspace)
Whitest Boy Alive (myspace)
The Presets (myspace)
Cut Copy (myspace)
Ladyhawke (myspace)
Tame Impala (myspace)
Canyons (myspace)
Bumblebeez (myspace)
Van She (myspace)
Lost Valentinos (myspace)
Mission Control (myspace)
Temper Trap (myspace)
AJAX (myspace)
Pepperoni
Andee Van Damage (myspace)
Bang Gang DJ’s (myspace)
Bag Raiders (myspace)

Ill be going. But i dont like how people were expecting something as good as 2007. This is apparently still the "first" announcement so exclusive to tradehooks is the SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT including..................................



VAN SHE TECH!!!!

woah, omg i cant believe it, thats incredible. how can they afford that along with all these other artists? i thought they were playing at the unibar that night.

i wonder if our servers can handle that shit.

thanks to NightClubMania

Doobie Brothers - What a Fool Believes

One of my all time tracks
The Vid is Sick

Liberteen Ranch 31 October 2k8 Helloween Party


This is gonna be big

Gameboy/Gamegirl
Miami Horror
Fait Accompli
Anklepants
Teen Heat
Jesse and Burns
Blake and Pete
and tsk tsk

A cracker lineup for this ranch


Gameboy/gamegirl will be an almost religious experience. their mind boggling electro/punk/street/club/ghetto/hip hop beats cant get old, and these guys know how to party. tranterco is a mental and is the world's most electric and handsome frontman


I never really liked miami horror, mainly coz every time i saw spook play live he would play everyone of their remixes and i just got over them. i never thought producers could remix so many tracks. then i listened to the the sweat it out mixtape, in which ajax mixed disc 1 and miami horror the second. opening with a breakbot original i was instantly won over, chuck in a oizo remix and i was ready to propose. this dj set should not be missed



Fait Accompli i have never heard of before. this is off their myspace

"Established underground band Fait Accompli, a hard working three piece from Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia was born from a love of the night life and music between friends. Fait Accompli emerged as one of the new bands to watch from within the new band scene which was about to erupt in Sydney in late 2006/2007.

Creating their own original style of Progressive Rock n' Roll Fait Accompli craft songs hard enough to upset the weak and gentle enough to bring an angry man to tears, but all round their music is full of colourful ideas which combine different styles with ease making their music not only accessible but stylistically difficult to pin down. With the drummer on main vocal duties makes them a rare breed. Fait Accompli have enjoyed their short time together, self releasing their debut EP which received healthy airplay on Sydney’s FBI Radio and playing shows up and down the East Coast to rave reviews."

i just listened to a few of their tracks on myspace, they fuckin rock, really awesome shit
anklepants is friends with toecutter and rainbow ejaculation, so you don't ever know what to expect from this crazy kid


teen heat, also new to me, are taking the stage. they seem to mix with the calling in sick and trashbags crew. so i guess you can make your own mind up about the sound. they got some pretty sick remixes on their myspace


Jesse and Burns, and Blake and Pete - not exactly sure who they all is, but jesse and burns but on tight dj sets, and burns did a set a couple of ranches ago that was fuckin sick. worth seeing.


i leave the best till last tsk tsk, soon to be somehow supporting the alan braxe of stardust (music sounds better with you) tsk tsk, do what they do week to week at ofo. i have never seen them both together live, but spook mixes tight commercial house week in week out, making the girls cream and boys bounce (or is it the other way around). spook has blocked me from accessing his pics on facebook (lol, i have no idea why?), and ben has deleted his myspace account from his emo/hardcore/punk past so i will leave you with this

ps, as u may notice there are no tracks in this post, the dmca are breaking our balls. but there will be more tracks on tradehooks. just remixes. ghey

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Get Busy Crew... wow

no. thats not absentees latest lady friend, it's the 11yo MC Milly D from Sydney's Get Busy crew. Is it cool for an 11yo to bust lines like 'damn girl i could go all night' or 'every time i bust a line, it should be a goddam crime'. Me thinks yes. The Beats are produced by her 18yo brother Digsey, reminiscent of a younger and cleaner mouthed Amanda Blank. 

Does it get any more gangster than 'no rapping till your homework is done'?

Listen to their beats on MYSPACE

props to pedestrian for the headsup. word. 

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Better than the P0rn0?

Photo Courtesy of http://www.myspace.com/agim_cura

I wanted to share with you people two tracks that i'm fapping over atm. The first is off the Bloody Beetroots latest EP, Rombo is something that i can't help but love.

Buy Rombo!
Beetrootspace


mmmm lamb

The second track i'm sharing is a smash off Oizo's cutest album, Lambs Anger. 'Hun' has one of the greatest beats i have heard from Dr. Oizo, i can't wait to get my hands on the whole album :)

Buy it people!
Oizospace

zshare: Mr Oizo - Hun

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Starfucker, My new Summer Day Album?


These guys snuck up on me and bit me right on the balls, right on them

i can't remember where i got their first lot of stuff but it is amazing.

a mixture of synth electronica, over cruisy rocky acoustic guitars, with sweet drums, and songs you think you've heard before

im finding it really hard to explain it

so just listen to these tracks






ive been thinking today, its like a cross between MGMT, the Vines, Vampire Weekend and the Thrills

Saturday, October 11, 2008

MMMatthias October Mixtape

I knew it.

Tracklist:

1. Djedjotronic - dirty and hard
2. Malente & Dex - hyperactive (Bobmo Remix)
3. Foamo - moving it over here (Urchins Remix)
4. Justice - planisphere (MMMatthias Remix)
5. Destroy Disco - fly or bounce
6. Bingo Players - get up (Diplo Remix)
7. Le Castle Vania - zero machine
8. The Bloody Beetroots - rombo
9. MSTRKRFT - bounce (Remix MMMash-up: Felix Cartal, Bloody Beetroots, A-Trak)
10. Nacho Lovers - acid life (Surkin Remix)

Another solid release from our good friend MMMatthias. I can't resist mixtapes, i think its how they combine both a dj's/artists musical taste, skill and fascinations.

zshare: MMMatthias Mixtape October

Thursday, October 9, 2008

the E.L.F invites you to enter the Rave Cave

Maybe the gem of all the performances at Parklife Sydney, the E.L.F. blew our minds.
Daz of the E.L.F was once a member of one of Australia's favourite indie bands, Gerling, and this new direction rocks. not taking anything away from gerling. (death to the apple girls goes down as one of my fave all time tracks, and dust me selecta contains one of my aliases)

Anyway, we love the E.L.F's track Rave Cave and here it is for your enjoyment

The E.L.F - RAVE CAVE (highest recommendation)

For the full 320kbps version go here itunes (direct link to E.L.F)

the E.L.F E.p SUNRAY IN THE RAVE CAVE is out now on OAKS RECORDS label, all available here itunes
www.myspace.com/theelff
www.myspace.com/oaksrecords

nb the E.L.F has been hanging out with Steve Slingeneyer from Soulwax who did did a remix for him as ONEMANPARTY..its on the new E.p

also, the E.L.F. got hella wasted at parklife and dropped his laptop in Moore Park Lake, that can't be good

Thursday, October 2, 2008

POST MoRE JUSTICE TRALERS 4 Nu LIVE DVD

aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Justice, Ed Banger and So-Me have finished their DVD A Cross the Universe, A DVD CD of justice footage from all over the place.

This will moisten ur balls

nb xxxxbonus trailer and video footage of a bum freestylingxxxx

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Good Vibrations 2009 Lineup!


Update: Real Lineup just came out!

Here it is!
  • Fatboy Slim
  • The Presets
  • The Roots
  • Deadmau5
  • Sam Sparro
  • Roni Size Reprazent
  • Chromeo
  • Stanton Warriors
  • The Potbelleez
  • Kid Kenobi & MC Shureshock
  • Micky Slim
  • Yelle
  • Wale
  • The Cuban Brothers
  • Rico Tubbs
  • Mike Relm
AHHH SHIIIIT!
----------------------------------
The lineup is officially being announced on October 2nd, (tomorrow!), so i thought i'd post up what i think it will look like. That clue book was fuckin impossible, like a fishing lure for Fat Boy Slim, sero?
Then again, i get headaches and have trouble walking in a straight line when i look at cryptic crosswords.

Here is what i think the lineup will look like tomorrow:
  • Fatboy Slim
  • Sam Sparro (uber ghey)
  • DeadMau5
  • Ladyhawke
  • Yelle
  • N.E.R.D.
  • The Roots
  • Gameboy/Gamegirl (Playin Liberteen Ranch)
  • and others
These were based on the guesses of various unofficial+unfactual posters on inthemix and the good vibrations website.

zshare: Beastie Boys - Body Movin' (Fatboy Slim Remix)

talk about a misleading title

CSK OK remixes Gameboy/Gamegirl + Ghostface Killah

naww its a turtle with a helmet as a shell

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Barack Obama, Malik Yusef, Kanye West & Adam Levine (Maroon 5) Get Together to Make Sweet Hip Hop Musique - Promised Land

Image by Lenkaa

Here at tradehooks, we don't really post much about politics coz...well we just don't
But Selecta, he believes that politics and his beloved hip hop should be kept seperate, that's why he don't like the Herd, and NaS's new album.

Anyway, Obamy released a campaign album, called 'yes we can' (he is a Treacherous Three fan? dunno), and he asked his BFFs Kanye West, Malik Yusef and Adam Levine (a white guy) to get together and drop some shit. So they made 'the promised land', a decent track, mainly coz of the timbalandesque drums about halfway through. listen to it.

Nb. you might know Malik from the outro on Yeezy's "Crack Music" or from Common's "My City", two BANGING trax

Malik Yusef ft. Kanye West and Adam Levine - Promised Land

Monday, September 22, 2008

New Mr Oizo Album Due November 17

A preview of a new track from Ed Banger's Mr Oizo, which is due out on his album on November 17

The guy is a french genius and this track bangs my balls

Mr Oizo - Positif (preview)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Justice - Planisphere (MMMatthias Remix)


Justice did this set thingo for Dior Homme a while ago and it felt like the blogosphere just went "meh". Then they released this thing called Planisphere and everyone was like "OMG WTF THIS IS S00000 AMZIN", but me i was like "meh".

Now MMMatthias has remixed it and im excited, i have not listened to a MMMatthias remix yet i don't like.

DL it now!

zshare: Justice - Planisphere (MMMatthias Remix)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Daft Punk in Australia 2k8 @ Nevereverland?

The first time i went to Nevereverland i met a guy called Peter Pan
The second time i met Robin Williams dressed up like Peter Pan
The third time i met 2 robots called Daft Punk, which with their interplanetary powers sent Modular bankrupt (again)
The fourth time i went to Nevereverland hasn't happened yet, but i think Daft Punk or someone as good like Justice or Mr Oizo will probably play at it. You can't make a shitter party, things have always got to be better. But can Daft Punk Actually be topped, or will they return, without helmets or a spaceship?

See for yourself

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

If Spook Could Make One Track...


This would be it, what a crowd pleaser...

Show Me Love (Miami Horror Remix) - Robin S

Major Hype

Monday, September 15, 2008

Soulwax +Atrak + 2manyDjs + Monday

Hello Internets.

Today i have three tasty morsels for you happy punters out there:

1. Soulwax have released a new dvd, im trying to get my hands on a copy as we speak, i believe it is a dvd of live Soulwax sets/ 2manydjs sets / Touring banter. Its called Part of the Weekend never dies.

here is the intro





2 and 3:

Atrak is a great turntablist and it seems quite an attention whore. Below he presents Atrak's Guide to Hotels:

The Standard Hotel in LA



Some Swedish Hotel:



Thats all. 

History Lesson #1

Don't get in the way of big black women and their rights
Whether it be regarding employment standards/regulations or the status of your relationship



Especially when her name is Aretha and Lou Marini is doing the dishes out back

Friday, September 12, 2008

Day in Fields 09




Wow. Is it that time of year already. This morning the lineup for Field Day 09 dropped, and it is sexual. The ones in bold are the ones that i would pay to see. And as im sure you realise, it is most of them. Tradehooks favourite son Busy P is coming out again, with mehdi, who apparently dropped a sick set at ARQ last year, with the Bang Gang boys. Trizzy (A-Trak) is a turntable dominator and not to be missed. Digitalism played a sweet live set at the Oxford Art Factory last year, and im not going to lie, the awesome house sounds of Roger Sanchez would hit the spot on a warm sydney night.

Roger Sanchez
Santogold (Live)
Digitalism (Live)

Jamie Lidell (Live)
Boys Noize
Trentemøller
Switch
A-Trak

Late Of The Pier (Live)
Yo Majesty (Live)
Busy P
DJ Mehdi

Adam Freeland
Fort Knox 5
Cicada (Live)
& many more


Its on new years day 09, tickets are 120+BF, General public tickets will then be available through Fuzzy and Ticketek at midday Tuesday September 23rd.

These MNSTRM bro's on the biscuits want you there! 

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

MGMT - Kids (Soulwax Nite Remix) 320kbps

©2005-2008 ~MULKT

I'm a hypeslut, i don't even like this remix.

zshare: MGMT - Kids (Soulwax Nite Remix)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Rolling Stones - She's a Rainbow

I was gonna post a live set of the Rolling Stones when they toured Australia in 1973, but I only got video footage at the moment, and there are interviews and shit in it, so stay tuned

But for now my favourite Rolling Stones Song. One of my very close friends walked down the aisle at her wedding to this. It was perfectly fitting

Rolling Stones - She's A Rainbow (320 kbps)

Buy the Stones at amazon.com or itunes

Monday, September 8, 2008

I'm gonna buy something Lacoste


I saw this in one of my heaps exclusive fashion magazines that i get hourly everyday, it's part of Lacoste's Spring/Summer 2008 ad campaign.

Makes me want to buy some Lacoste, not the gay mod golfer stuff, like something good. Maybe i won't suit the brand until i join a country/tennis/golf club.

mp3: LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great

Kanye West - "Love Lockdown" New Single

Hey y'all
its exciting times here at tradehooks, coz our man Yeezy (Kanye West) has got himself a new single out tomorrow, Love Lockdown which is from his new album due this December.

He has been playing Love Lockdown on a few of his recent shows, and last night at the VMAs.

So we got that performance vid here



And if you're into lo-fi here is the live track for you to gag over till tomoz

Kanye West - Love Lockdown

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Old News - Kanye West - Good Morning Video Clips Plus Common and Skatey P and CSS

So a few weeks ago this video got leaked
the film clip for Kanye West's 'Good Morning', a song released nearly a year ago now
ye has released i believe 6 videos from Graduation, and i think its about time for some new shit

the reason that we are posting this now is that this full video has been deleted everywhere, and we spent a fair while looking everywhere and found three, that at this moment still work

They are in order of quality




Kanye West - GoodMorning (Official Video) from Mylo on Vimeo.

or go here
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Other Vids we dig at the moment

CSS - Move



and Common feat Pharrell - Announcement, this was harder to find than the Yeezy ones

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Kraftwerk Remixed By Busy P - Plus Big Day Out Headliner Announced

©2007-2008 ~ejan

Finally another Ed Banger post on tradehooks.
it's been too long my friend

I came across this bomb track whilst browsing the internet this evening.

Kraftwerk - It's More Fun to Compute (Busy P Remix)

I like it

great success

oh and on a side note WESC headphones from sweden are by far the most superior DJ headphones in the world. their sound is head and shoulders over those shitty Sennheiser HD25s or whatever the fuck they are
Check out WESC

Plus they have the coolest ads




In other news Neil Young will headline 2009 (2k9) Big Day Out Festivals

Monday, September 1, 2008

Lykke Li, gets Blogging and a sweet Familjen Remix


Lykke Li is on tour somewhere, and for some reason I am writing in italics. It seems fitting for her perfectly formed poetic words, which is really the main reason for posting this blog actually. i wish she would write for tradehooks, rather than the racist drawl we usually post. Read on blipstaz

Trippiditrapp. In between places, in between spaces right now and I’m still nowhere to be found. Something I've learned from all this insane travelling, hotel skipping, late nights and God knows what, is the importance of looking glamorous while loosing your mind. (As well as beeing well educated off course, KIDS READ MORE BOOKS! ) Not that it matters that much beeing glam but one should always have a mission in life, at least for the day. I’m actually not really losing my mind, in fact life could not be better, it's just a lot of this and that, and you who know me all know I’m a bit confused and need some structure in my life to not get lost in the daydreaming. That's why I’m laying here in my hotel room in Oslo in a silk Kimono I bought at the Re (???) in Hamburg. Don't know if you know that place but it's really crazy, it's the ultimate place to hang if you're a stripper or looking to buy a ladyfriend for the night (rather cheap actually). Unfortunately I did not buy any love but I bought a silk kimono, it was at this really shady vintage place and it costed 15 Euro but I twinkled my eye and spoke the only German I knew and got it down to 10 Euro.

Fantastic, finally one step in the right direction, we're slowly getting there... I’m also looking to find a silver bottle to keep my whisky in, a cat to keep me company and the perfect shades to cover my weary eyes. I’m also looking forward to writing more songs but I need some peace around me. A little writer's pad where I can cook spaghetti, a big wardrobe where I can keep my kimonos and a window to outlook the city. Yes, I’m inspired by Breakfast at Tiffanys (the book!).

Only problem now is to choose city. God, so many problems at the same time not. It's just too many choices, for example do you know how many times I started writing this text before erasing it and starting over? I could not choose subject or direction, I even started it as a poem about a love affair and a 7 Eleven sign, before starting over for the fifth time.

Thats why today I decided I will be who I am today, far from genius but close at heart and god damn glamorous, and as all the great leaders I will finish this off with a quote.

Lykke Li.



Her album is really great, my favourite track is Breaking it up, which recently got the swedish pop workover by the soon to be touring Australia Familjen
Have a listen

Lykke Li - Breaking it up (Familjen remiX)

or as they would say it sweden

Lykke Li - Övergången den upp ( förtrolig påminna )

you can thank me l8er

Mercy Arms On Tour - Thursday 4th September Oxford Tavern Wollongong


Mercy Arms are on tour, and they finally gots demselves a full length album.

Their album has just been released, and from what I have heard from it, it is a cracker. Self funded, and self recorded onto tape, this band has got something that alot of the rest of the Australian industry hasn't, individuality.

When asked about their feelings about the album

"I really believe in this record as someone who is a music-lover, but I think there was a perception out there about us being a bit more of a fashion-band, or whatever, but we wanted to make a record that we would love"


They're on tour now

Thursday 28th August – Lucky Country, Newcastle
Friday 29th August – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney
Saturday 30th August – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Thursday 4th September, Oxford Tavern, Wollongong
Friday 5th September – Green Room, Canberra
Thursday 11th September – Eds Castle, Adelaide
Friday 12th September – Bakery Artrage , Perth
Saturday 13th September – Globe Theatre, Brisbane


This track is fuckoff old, but its a perfect example of how now this band is

Mercy Arms - Half Right

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Liberteen Ranch


Another month another ranch. Those crazy boys from the Ranch House are at it again, with another cracker of a lineup this month. Once again its at Castros, but its on a Saturday night, primetime. So get down there, its the best night in Wollongong if you like music, and I mean good real music. They got bands, DJs, duos, a guy with a computer and too much energy, and the promise of plenty of self inflicted in and around the mouth. Read on, you will soon find out what I mean...

The Jezabels



The Jezabels sound cool. They all go to Sydney Uni. Study Politics and Russian literature apparently, and play at folk festivals. They have a keyboard player, dunno if it is a MoOg or not, but they can call their style indie (coz apparently to be in an indie band you need a synth/keyboard). No but seriously, they sound cool, their sound is indie/rock/pop/folk, and will go down a treat with Ranch dressing on Saturday night.

Sounds like (my opinion only, and I don't usually listen to this style of music):
  • George
  • Kate Bush
  • Lykke Li (but less tech)
  • Goldfrapp if she was in a folk band?
  • Dizzee Rascal if he was white, a chick and in a folk/rock band
  • Indie Cranberries (Mr Thom)
  • Youth Group (jff)
  • Almost Cold War Kids, but with a chick singer (jff)
  • Like if George were Cut Copy, Jezabels would be Van She. Or if George were Van She, Jezabels would be Van She Tech
  • My friend jff also suggests if "someone" and "another person" had a baby the jezabels would've killed that baby and stolen it's sound.
  • He also suggested that if George and cold war kids had a baby then the Jezabels probably killed that baby and drank its soul and then found some songs the baby wrote.
Check out their Jezabels Myspace coz they don't got themselves a website, thats how indie they are.

They are on triplej unearthed as well at the moment, these are mp3 links to the page

Be a Star
Noah's Ark


Calling In Sick


I dont know what they sound like coz they are too indie to have a website, and they are too indie too have their myspace music, and they didn't send it to us
Calling in Sick Myspace


ToeCutter


I don't think he likes us, I'm pretty sure he is a blog h8er. He never sends us trax so we can promote him, coz we are massive fans, but each artist to their own. But he put on quite the show last time, and he remixes really well. He will be in the same mode as last time, but with ladies on the poles and go go dancers. wey kule!

ToeCutter Myspace


DJ Rainbow Ejaculation

Is one crazy mofo. Strong acquaintance of toecutter, they toured Japan years ago, and I have seen video footage. They were nuts, I juts don't get it.

Anyway this is his Website, if you are affected by images of penises and or strong flashing lights do not visit this site. Checkout the videos on the bottom of this page, well worth it


Justice Yeldham


This guy must be seen to be believed. His description line on his myspace says "crossing the line between music and bloodsport!" so yeh, um.

This is what his mySpace says


What’s been described as "a trumpet player trapped in a two dimensional universe" is in fact the unique audio work of Justice Yeldham, a maverick musician with an unhealthy obsession with sheets of broken glass. By pressing his face and lips against the glass whist employing various vocal techniques ranging from throat singing to raspberries, he turns disguarded household windows into crude musical instruments. Resulting in a wide variety of cacophonous noises that are strangely controlled and oddly musical.

A video of one of Justice's Performances


Get down to the Ranch on Saturday night, at Castros. It's the best night in Wollongong music, fuck everywhere else. I'm DJing at the Brewhouse, don't come down. Go to the ranch, its too much fun. onefiveone have got the usual pigeons on, so go to the Ranch. maybe one day when I grow I'll get a set at the Ranch, and we can all have fun. Entry is $15 and if ur on the doorlist its $10

THE RANCH MYSPACE

xxxBonUs bluddy crimescene picsxxxzxx


spook, one of our biggest fans, is playing too. After being asked what his set would be, spook informed tradehooks that "you are douche bag you do realise that". I'm not sure how to take that, but I'm guessing that means he has a highly original set with plenty of pre-releases that he can't tell us about, and that calling us a "douche-bag" is refering to that he was appalled that we even asked us to expose anything about his set. MAJOR HYPE

peace