As far as collaborations go this one is particularly appetising. Boddika‘s output has been unreal lately and Orbison, fresh from dicing around with anonymity has continued from an awesome 2010 deep into 2011 with tracks like Wade In/Jels.
Tuesday – 1/3/11, saw the welcome return of Ramadanman‘s ACETATE night to Wire Club, Leeds. The night is based on a simple notion; perfect sound quality.
It is 100% vinyl powered by a Function One system with a UREI rotary mixer which encorporates a custom-made 3 band isolator – a ridiculous contraption, please do have a gander.
Unfortunately, it has become a sad truth that watching DJ’s operate on vinyl decks in clubs has almost become a novel experience, rare as the duck-billed Platypus. Panasonic’s decision to the cease production of the Technics 1210 turntable model in 2010 could well have attributed to the meteoric rise in popularity of the laptop and the CDJ that seems to have taken over in clubs.
However, with acts like, Floating Points; Appleblim; Joy Orbison; Ben UFO (playing a 2-hour Jungle set!) and Ramadanman/Pearson Sound/Maurice Donovan (or whatever ridiculous moniker he dreams up) having all played ACETATE, one can seek solace in the fact that, whilst it their numbers may have diminished, the vinyl deck is still a fundamental element to the club scene.
Tuesday heralded the turns of, Kode 9, Joe and JackMaster, the latter of which absolutely killed it. If you get an opportunity to catch one of his sets grab it! Tight! But it was Kode 9′s opening track, Stevie Wonder’s If You Really Love Me that really set the tone for what transpired to be an awesome night. The brains behind Hyperdub inspired me to search through my shamefully small collection and in doing so I unearthed this gem from Flying Lotus.
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This track is taken from Mr. London’s newest mixtape “I Want You” which you can download for free, here. You might have come across it already, but I wanted to post this tune because it really stood out to me on an all around great mixtape which contains a fresh cover of Tweet’s “Oh My” as well as some other gems.
Interestingly, there are two cuts which directly reference (or, bite as some cynics would say) Joy Orbison’s BRSRkR01 mix we posted a few months ago. Track 06 “Light Years” and 07 “Hey Wonderful” on London’s mix sample a rerub of Alicia Myer’s “I Want to Thank You” and The Revenge’s “Night Flight” respectively. It might be slightly far-fetched, but I’m almost certain that if Joy Orbison hadn’t featured those songs on his mix they probably wouldn’t have been used by Theophilus London.
Dubstep’s golden boy, on a disco tip.
Thriller – Genie
Floating Points – Love Me Like This
C.O.M.B.I. – It A Late
Eddie C – Make It Better
The Revenge – Night Flight
B.W.H. – Stop
James Pants – We’re Through
Alicia Meyers – I Want To Thank You
Fudge Fingas – DinsDins4Dada
Bumblebee Unlimited – Lovebug (DK Edit)
Arthur Russell – Hop On Down
Nite Jewel – Weak For Me
The Samps – Traincummings…..
C.B. Funk – Subway To Cologne
Kate Bush – Cloudbusting
Download: Joy Orbison – BRSkR01