Thursday, July 31, 2008

Modular Spews.

I love modular, and most of its talented lineup. I would say that it would be hard to go to any electro/indie/blog house club nights and not hear atleast 5 tunes produced/written/remixed by the artists on their roster. These are artists who are constantly touring/gigging/dj-ing around the globe, even their cd sales are quite strong for such a small label.

It is with this mindset that it shocks me that a label with this strength on it's roster has apparently lost 5.9 million dollars in the last year (according to I hope that this is somehow false. I know that we post lots of mp3's up, but myself and alot of others passionate about some of the modular artists purchase their cd's legitimately.

Nearly 6 million dollars is a fucking lot of money to lose in a year, and according to ITM, it isn't their first year of losses , they apparently lost $1.8 million in 2007 and $2.6 million in 2006. Did daft punk charge too much when modular helped organise nevernever land? Lets hope they have spent lots of money on recording records and they will sell really well and tour lots. Either that or Universal Music being one of their half owners, will not let them continue down this slippery slope.

Maybe they need to kick the shit out of the avalanches and get them to release their sophomore record, then we can all have a sexy party?

Here is a van she tech remix of a pretty classic Utah Saints track. What will van she do if they don't have a label? Join ajax's label haha?

tradehooks, the blog that is the blog that blogs about the blog worth blogging about

As more and more ads appear on HRO i wonder how much he's making now. Couple ads from AA, one from Pedestrian and little ads for more ads to be added. HRO went off on this alt-culture tangent for so long i started to forget it was a music blog, i wonder what Carles' REAL job is, or can he say (since he's making money from it) that he's a blogger and that IS his job?
It's true what he says, HRO is a blog worth blogging about.

I also have a hunch, Bonds is going to turn into an Australian version of AA. All they need to do is get a white backdrop and some new genericly hot looking models.

mp3: The Black Ghosts - Repetition Kills You (ft. Damon Albarn)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

"You make me crazy when you ........"

"You make me crazy when you ........"

This is the new video for the presets track Talk Like That. Its by the video directors Jonas and Francois (filmmakers behind Kanye West's 'The Good Life', Justice's 'D.A.N.C.E', Madonna and JT's '4 Minutes'). 

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Foreshore 2008, Time to Compare

Foreshore is practically the Capital's biggest music festival, the others are Stonefest and that one at the racecourse. Both which are normally headlined by Canberra favourite sons Koolism.

Anywho, Foreshore is held on Canberra’s Commonwealth Place one of the best situated dance festival venues in Australia if not the world.

2007s lineup was

Sneaky Sound System (DJ/Live)
Fedde Le Grand
Muscles (Live)
Switch (UK)
Kid Kenobi & MC Shureshock
Jeff Drake
The Midnight Juggernauts
(The 3 in bold being great acts, worth paying for)


Here is 2008s lineup

The Presets (Live)
The Galvatrons (Live)
Nick Warren (‘Way Out West, UK)
16 Bit Lolitas (Holland)
Skool Of Thought (UK)
Kazu Kimura (Japan)
Mission Control (Live)
Doom & Hoodrat (Bang Gang)
The Stafford Brothers

Bass Kleph (Helium, Vacation Records)
Axe Aklins (Live)

(The ones in bold are the ones I would pay to see, I'm extremely keen to see the Stafford Bros, my favourite Australian DJ duo, and Axe Aklins ('Belconnens favourite son',(I lived there for a month, not something I would be claiming)), that big guy who tries to rap with MC Hau in Koolism). All my memories of Axe are of him in this crouch stance, but normally pointing at Hau.
I hope this lineup gets better. And as we all know, tradehooks believes that a festival lineup must have French artists, and the more there are, the better the rating

Current tradehooks rating - 0/11 French Baguettes

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Set of 1 *New* Shazam Remix of Ashton Shuffle's 'Stomp Yo Shoes' $1 Starting Price

New Shazam Remix of Ashton Shuffle's 'Stomp Yo Shoes'

Shazam did an awesome remix of Sweaty by Muscles a few months back, and this track does not disappoint

Ashton Shuffle - Stomp Yo Shoes (Shazam Remix)

nb The Shaq pic up the top is in reference to his box office smash Kazam, which sounds like Shazam who did this remix

Buy them at

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tradehooks Appreciates the finer things in Life.

Busy Pac Shakur P

Here at the Tradehooks offices we are great proponents of the arts, we have many rare watercolours hanging.

So-Me has recently (during March and May) had an exhibition at the STUDIO gallery in Toronto. The paintings were all portraits, many of Busy P, the justice crew, some M&M's, and many other Ed Banger graphic-esque type of things. The common feature is that they all feature Busy P. Apparently it started out as simply a show of portraits and transformed into the exhibition you can see through the link below.

As you may know, So-Me is the graphic designer behind all Ed Banger releases. He does some cool shit, that cannot be argued. Wait no thats a lie.. 

Limited edition, numbered and signed prints are $700. 

Non-Limited, Non signed ones on shitty paper go for $60.

The Ed Banger M&M

And before the barrage of Ed Banger haters come out of the wood work, they make some cool tracks, and the prints in my opinion are very good.

Check it out on Studio's Webpage

What do you think?

Would you buy a non limited, non signed print for $60 bucks?

Can you only charge $700 bucks for a print if your friends with busy P and Justice?

Should tradehooks have an exhibition?

Or, are all of the pieces the same shitty pictures of a Long-Haired french dude who is only famous because he was lucky enough to meet daft punk at a club night when he was 21, and ride their coat tails to electro heaven?

party pics

Another day, another party at Diddys, seriously

how much do you think Aoki pays the Cobra Snake to take pix at his parties? if you aren't getting paid to take party pics are you just a prvrt/ghey?
should haters be party pix photographers?
i read somewhere once that the evolution of the party pix photographer comes from taking pictures of cool people at partys, and posting them, so that other cool people would follow them to the next party. is there party pic photographers who take pics of the uncool people? or at least of the people who look uncool but actually are?
if there is a shit club who get 3-5 alt-looking-mainstream-bros/hos a nite and the party photographer only takes pics of only them is that cool? or are they trying too hard, and are we the clubbers getting the raw end of the deal?
if there are not enough good looking people in a club to take photos of, is it ok to take no-flash/slow shutter pics of a CDJ-1000s or is that lame?

Mod Blog Presents Rave Dancing

Another edition of tradehooks commitment to dance

Monday, July 21, 2008

Pope Attempts To Suck Life Force From Baby

mp3: MGMT - The Youth (very original)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Van She New Single++Video - "Changes"

©2007-2008 ~Concert-Lovers

I am one tradehooker looking forward to the release of Van She's Debut Album out August 8. Pre Order Here.

We have already heard "Strangers" and now comes the single "Changes" from their new album and later to be released "Exchanges" (not really but would suit). Will Van She Tech remix this one? i reckon its weird how they remix their own tracks.


mp3: Van She - Changes

Van She are touring with Lady Hawke and Tame Impala in August also.


Friday 15 August
- The Prince, Melbourne
* Ladyhawke, Van She & Tame Impala
Tickets available from Moshtix, In The Mix and usual ticketing outlets.
Saturday 16 August
- The Forum, Sydney
* Ladyhawke, Van She & Tame Impala

Tickets available from Moshtix, In The Mix and usual ticketing outlets.

" (via Modularpeople)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

TSK TSK and MMMatthias

MMMatthias has released a new mixtape for July.


1. DJ Mehdi - Pocket Piano (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix)

2. PNAU & Ladyhawke - Embrace (Fred Falke & Miami Horror Remix)

3. Anoraak - Nightdrive with you (Grum Remix)

4. Van She - Strangers (Strip Steve Remix)

5. A-Trak - Say Whoa

6. Crookers - Sveglia (Original Edit)

7. Little Boots - Stuck on Repeat (Fake Blood Remix)

8. Monosurround - Cocked Locked (Fukkk Offf Remix)

9. Coldplay - Death and all his friends (MMMatthias Remix)

10. Shadow Dancer - Cowbois

as always MMMatthias' tracks/mixtapes are worth dl'ing.

zshare: MMMatthias MMMix JJJuly


tradehooks loves it when we can post local dj produce.

rapidshare: TSK TSK - Reflections

TSK TSK Myspace

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Dizzee does the ting tings.

No everyone's favourite grime rapper hasn't tasted the pleasures of that hot chick from the ting tings (atleast to the knowledge of the staffers at tradehooks.)

Dizzee has covered The Ting Tings catchy and heavily overplayed (thanks JJJ) track That's Not My Name. He has added a serious edge too it, attacking rascism. WOW.I particularly like adaptation of the lyrics, from the alt chick stacey, to the edgy hip hoper Dizzee (aka Bla, Rudebowy, Oi, Mate, Myu,)

Is it weird that calvin harris has completed a top remix of great dj by the ting tings and produced a track for dizzee.  Dizzee Rascal Ft Calvin Harris and Chrome - Dance Wiv Me

Is there an axis of evil? Headed by a scottish electro star? Me thinks probably no. But there could be. 

Dizzee is playing at Parklifes. Around the country. Tickets go onsale on thursday, should we go? Im still unsure. Ok lineup, but nearly $150.

Monday, July 14, 2008

One music video worth watching

I really haven't watched any of the videos for the video clip contest that Radiohead put on, all i know is that i think this is really really cool. Definitely watch.
Edit: I realised most will stop watchin after about 10 seconds, the song sounds like it starts about 1:30 (the vocals anyway).

Big Ideas (don't get any) from James Houston on Vimeo.

The songs is Nude by Radiohead.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Mercury by Bloc Party

The blogosphere is going crazy for Bloc Party's new track Mercury

Listen here

Bloc Party - Mercury

Buy from

edit: Bloc Party - Mercury (Telemitry Remix)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Crookers- Winners of tradehooks 2008 Best Remixer Poll

Crookers have won tradehooks 2008 so far best remixer with 13% of the vote.

Other notable achievers were
Justice and Spook with 9% of the vote respectively
SebastiAn, The Twelves and Boys Noize with 6% each
And Breakbot with 2%

I've never played a Crookers Remix live before, though I do have their Remix of Protect and Entertain by Busy P and Murs on my playlist, but thats it. I thought their remix of Salmon Dance absolutely destroyed an almost perfect Hip Hop/Dance Collab.

Here is a small bunch of Crookers Remixes and Originals

Mad Kids- Crookers
To Protect and Entertain (Crookers Remix)- Busy P Feat MC Murs
Salmon Dance (Crookers remix)- Chemical Brothers

The Crow- Crookers Feat Boy 8-Bit
Voglio Solo Action Figures (Young Live Edit)- Cool Kids X Crookers

What Would We Do?

Without tradehooks?©2007-2008 ~emsvangoth

mp3: Wiley - Wearing My Rolex (Burns Remix)

Wiley Myspace

Also check out the Hot Chip Live Lounge Cover on I Am Fuel

P.s. Tradehooks Mixtape Out Now

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

tradehooks Mixtape Selecta Edition Vol 1 Tracklist

I am really not a fan of posting tracklistings of mixtapes I make
But the readers of tradehooks have been asking, and I do what I'm told

Stress (Auto Remix)- Justice
Next of Kin- Surkin
Hey Mr DJ (CSS Remix)- Tiny Masters of Today
Sexual Sportswear (SebastiAn Remix)- Sebastien Tellier
Patrick 122- Mr Oizo
Minuit Jacuzzi (dAta Remix)- Tepr
Embrace- PNAU
The Youth (MMMathias Remix)- MGMT
Summer Party- Breakbot
Trina700 (Trina Kills Xtended Edit)- Mr Oizo
I am Somebody (Paris Edit)- DJ Mehdi
I Want Nothing (Jack Beats Miami Vice Remix
Phantom II (Boyz Noize Unreleased Turbine Remix)- Justice
Don't Let The Man (Justice Remix)- Fatboy Slim
Huvudet I Sanden- Familjen
I'm Not Gonna Teach Your BF How To Dance (Twelves Remix)- Black Kids
Electric Feel (Justice Remix)- MGMT
Paris Is Burning (Cut Copy Remix)- Ladyhawke
NightDrive With You (GRUM's New Wave Remix)

tradehooks Djs Selecta Mixtape Vol 1

Friday, July 4, 2008

tradehooks, supporters of the fine arts and selectas mixtape

Here at tradehooks we are strong supporters of the fine arts, especially dance. This is a clip from the dance school of two of the top 14 from the Australian So You Think You Can Dance


oh and here's Selecta Mixtape Again

Its good

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Zeigeist - Humanitarianism (Twelves Remix)

Lately Tradehooks can't get enough of Twelves Remixes. Here's their latest.

mp3: Zeigeist - Humanitarianism (Twelves Remix)

Twelves Myspace