Thursday, February 28, 2008

Hi... my names gigz... i like dj shadow and cut chemist

Its fair to say most of you should know who these two genuises of the 45' are! They are playing in sydney, with dexter and danielsan @ Luna park on the 19th of april.

It is clearly going to be an awesome night.... the idea of 8 turntables and only 45's is insane.. i feel a little funny in the pants region.

Heres Shadow and Chemist doing some shit from Product Placement LIVE

Part 1 Live - Dj Shadow + Cut Chemist

Buy Product placement at

In other news i got home today... so beers need to be drunken soon... Garden Party @ UniBar seems like a fitting event with the locally rooted Grafton Primary doing their thinggggg. Its also bodies birthday.

G for tickets for Shadow and the good chemist. for tickets to garden party.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Where are the breaks? Krafty Kuts Forget Who are the breaks?

When I think about the breaks I think about “the number one rapper in Queens” Kurtis Blow's 1980 release "The Breaks" a massive Gold status single and voted the best single of 1980 in the Village Voice's influential Pazz & Jop music critics' poll,

1. Kurtis Blow: "The Breaks" (Mercury)
2. Joy Division: "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (Factory import)
3. Blondie: "Call Me" (Chrysalis)
4. The Clash: "Train in Vain"/"London Calling" (Epic)
Pretenders: "Brass in Pocket" (Sire)
6. Stevie Wonder: "Master Blaster (Jammin')" (Tamla)
7. John Lennon/Yoko Ono: "Just Like Starting Over"/"Kiss Kiss Kiss" (Geffen)
8. The Vapors: "Turning Japanese" (United Artists)
10. Diana Ross: "Upside Down" (Motown)

An amazing result for a hip hop track at that time, and also beat 3 of my all time favourite tracks in Stevie Wonder, Blondie and Diana Ross.

But second to Kurtis I think about Krafty Kuts. The pioneer of what some call new school breaks, and one of the few remaining popular breakbeat DJs (Stanton Warriors and Plump DJs are two that come to mind) has come under some scrutiny after his recent run of DJ sets over the last 12 months have lacked the breaks, conforming to the state of mainstream and popular dance music today.

I love this sign which was spotted at a Krafty Kuts DJ set in Wollongong in 2008

2 of my first dance albums were breaks, Krafty Kuts and Plump DJs.


Brakes on a bus brakes on a car
Breaks to make you a superstar
Breaks to win and breaks to lose
But these here breaks will rock your shoes
And these are the breaks
Break it up break it up break it up!

Kurtis Blow Doin' tha Breaks

Kurtis Blow- The Breaks

And Krafty Kuts doin' the breaks

A.Skillz and Krafty Kuts - Gimme the Breaks

Buy both at AMAZON.COM

Saturday, February 23, 2008

James Brown Gives You Dance Lessons

The dull world we live in lost a large piece of soul not all that long ago.
Here is the man himself giving a selection of his best moves to dominate the d-floor with.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

La Musique Electronique fran├žaise

France, home of the baguette, romance, fine wines, dirty 'taches, berets and the worlds best electronic music. So who is who in french electro?

Para One

Who? Jean-Baptiste de Laubier, 28
What? Described by his own press biography as "merciless". When not making brutal, squelchy techno, Para One directs short films and produces heavyweight French hip-hop act TTC.
Track? Dudun-Dun (Institubes)


Who? Gaspard Auge , 27, Xavier de Rosnay, 24
What? The bastard offspring of Mantronix and Metallica, dressed in huge M&M costumes. In demand remixers of everyone from Britney Spears to Franz Ferdinand. Aggressive, yet full of emotion.
Track? Phantom (Ed Banger)


Who? Kavinsky died in 1986 after crashing his Ferrari Testarossa and came back to life as a zombie. Luckily, he can still use email.
What? Loud, cinematic, synthetic disko with extra kick drum. "Electronic music with graphic flashes," reckons the living dead.
Track? Wayfarer (Record Makers)


Who? Sebastian Akchote, 25
What? The ferociously funky point where James Brown meets Aphex Twin. Daft Punk rate his remix of Human After All as the best they have ever commissioned, while Kavinsky rates him as "the best drinking buddy possible".
Track? Walkman (Ed Banger)

Busy P

Who? Pedro Winter, 31
What? The boss serves up grimy, catchy ghetto-techno alongside the label's trademark electro-funk. Winter: "If they were gay and had had a baby, I reckon I could be Rick Rubin and Timbaland's son."
Track? Chop Suey (Ed Banger)


Who? Ismail Tuefekci, 27, Jens Moelle, 24
What? From Hamburg, not Paris, although Digitalism are obvious sonic cousins of the Ed Banger set, producing a scabrous, jagged, "very melodic" electro. They're outlandishly noisy, reckons Jens, because they used to rehearse in a dank old second world war bunker, "with no windows, oxygen, heating, nothing." Lovely.
Track? Magnets (Virgin)

Now playing: Estelle - American Boy (Ft. Kanye West)
via FoxyTunes

Midnight Juggernauts at Enmore

Midnight Juggernauts (Melbourne), M83 (France), The Bag Raiders, Knife Machine

Enmore Theatre

7.30 Tuesday 11th March

Tickets from Ticketek

Midnight Juggernauts - Tombstone

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Kanye Stronger at the 2008 Grammys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Dizzee Rascal And Calvin Harris- Dance For Me

If you haven't heard this you have been living under a rock, or not, coz that's where this track has been. Its been on the blogs for a few weeks, but on the 17th of February Dizzee played it at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London.

Check out the blog link for the track

Now playing: Daft Punk - Face To Face

Monday, February 18, 2008

Good Vibes 2008 Sydney

Highlights from Good Vibes 2008 Sydney.

Mr West
Pharoah MonchK-Os
Stephanie McKay for Katalyst, Unbelievable
Merry Making At Good Vibes- Calvin Harris
MC Lyrics Born- We saw him for 15 seconds. Lady Don't Tek No was dropped, but no cameo

If anyone knows Kanye West's setlist let me know

Now playing: Girl Talk - Friday Night

Gigz I need this

Can you pick me up one of these please player, much love


New order in the next fortnight