Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Why I like the 80's.

A while ago, around about february this year, a friend of mine put on a mix, a valentine's mix, not a trashy compilation of pathetic love songs though, a funky and soulful collection of love related numbers. The mix had an 80's vibe to it, the mix was by Breakbot. Since then my ears have become more receptive to funky 80's vibes and since moving to Paris this has been helped by a few visits to the WAGG club. WAGG has rapidly become my favourite place to go in Paris, on a Saturday (I can't speak for other days) there is a great DJ, playing some great 80's tracks. Just as a little sidenote, if you are ever in Paris, go to WAGG, great staff, ambience and music make a great night. Anyway, there have been a couple tunes that are just rocking my world at the moment, very much within this "80's" sound, so I would like to share them with you. Big thanks to Breakbot for making the 80's cool again.

Thursday, 2 December 2010


Take the video as you will, that is not what i am especially interested in, but here are some chilled vibes courtesy of Wild Cookie, a collaboration between Red Astaire aka Freddie Cruger & Anthony Mills. I'm a big big fan of Freddie Cruger and this record is releasing on Tru-Thoughts, check it.

Thursday, 21 October 2010


I don't really know what this is but I like it. I LIKE IT ALOT. The group is called Brandt Brauer Frick and it's some crazy German House, Electronica, Jazz, Leftfield combination that is leaving me very confused, in a good way. Sorry in fact they are Die Minimal Acoustic Techno Band, is it safe to say the world's only Minimal Acoustic Techno Band.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

pre-exam procrastination

I have a french exam this afternoon, so when i started looking at videos to help me on youtube, i may have started to look for non-french related videos. Anyway here are two videos I am really enjoying at the moment. It's been a long time since I went to a live gig, so I am really missing that feeling and these videos are helping sooth that pain.

Aloe Blacc "I Need A Dollar" Live at Southpaw from VVUSIC on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

german soul

Parisian Life is keeping me busy, and I don't have much time to explore for new stuff, sometimes things fall on your lap though. Like this: shuanise - catch by Hubert Daviz

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Bonjour, Bonjour

Gotta share this, this is deep, live dubstep courtesy of Submotion Orchestra, really really nice stuff reminds me of a couple of troublemakers tracks. Sunshine by Submotion Orchestra by Ranking Records

Friday, 13 August 2010


Yet again its been another long break, excuses excuses. Moving swiftly on, just got back from another sober night out in Bath, not really expecting much from a night at Moles. However stumbled across a great talent in the form of a young lady by the name of Sarah Williams White, great music, great live act, great voice, just ... great. Definitely one to look out for, here is a link to her WEBSITE and here should be a little album sampler. GOOD STUFF, enjoy!

<a href="">Fool by Sarah Williams White</a>

Also got sent some tings by tru thoughts, really nice new stuff from Hint, seems to be cashing in on the eighties revival with a really funky bass and synth. Here is a album sampler from him... Beryllium EP Preview Snippets - OUT 30th AUGUST by Hint

Coincidentaly if you consider yourself a decent vocalist, you are probably suffering from delusions of grandeur, however if your grandma says you are really good then you might want to consider entering a competition. Tru Thoughts are running a vocalist competition. Hint has supplied two brand new beats, which are downloadable from the Tru Thoughts Soundcloud with all the information here, and the winner gets a release on Tru Thoughts!

All entrants must have a vocalist or MC on, but people can also remix the parts if they so wish. The initial judging will be done by Hint and Tru Thoughts A&R Robert Luis, with the final ten tracks also being judged by Quantic, Alice Russell, The Bamboos and Belleruche, all leading to the exciting prize for the winning vocalist of a worldwide release with Hint on Tru Thoughts