Essential listening for this month:
1. S/T - Stereo Image (Frog Man Jake)
2. My Friend Is A Seahorse (James Priestley & Dan Berkson's 'Barlz E Syntho' Dub) - Kissogram (defDrive)
3. Colors of the Sun - Hatchback (Lo Recordings)
4. Surfing At Midnight (Prins Thomas Remix) - Sorcerer (TiRK)
5. Starlight Remixes - Model 500 (Echospace)
6. Secret Rhythms 3 - Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit (Non Place)
7. Stars of Zoo - Catz n Dogz (Mothership)
8. Pony Slaystation - Pantytec (Perlon)
9. Turquoise EP - Cubenx (Cyan)
10. Talk To Your Angel - Roland Appel (Sonar Kollektiv)
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
An eclectic selection for the pre-party nightout at Zouk.
Expect Andrew Weatherall, M83, Toby Tobias, Swayzak, Todd Terje and Hercules & Love Affair, Pantytec, Ame, Roland Appel, Model 500, Mathew Jonson & many more. Come all ye faithful and listen...
Saturday, September 20th from 11:00pm onwards.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
"At this time, I was not yet aware of musical styles. My involvement with music was not yet that serious. I was more interested in playing around with sound fragments and effects, in order to create my own (musical) world. Everything went into the mixer with this in mind: Eddy Murphy films, episodes of the Muppet Show, the news, hip hop, acid, the moon landing, the Pixies, noise, Rick Astley: anything. I was enjoying the freedom of sampling."
Sample madness, literally.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Peter Hook & Peter Saville, together with Ben Kelly & Miranda Sawyer talks about the Hacienda & the Adidas-Y3 Hacienda collab sneakers.
"When I give a talk in Tokyo or wherever and people come up and say, 'I want to become a graphic designer because of your work', I apologise. That spirit of independent thinking in Factory or, for instance, at Yohji Yamamoto was the exception and never the rule. I am the worst type of model for a design career." Having said that, Peter has nevertheless influenced and has made a significant contribution to the industry. Saville's strategy has always been to consider both the product and its market, and, like any good art director, to look for a visual solution that works for both. What sets him apart, however, is the breadth of his frame of visual reference, which takes in everything from fine art and architecture to fashion and film.
His website is still under progress, we shall see more of it soon.