Friday, 7 May 2010

Revision Avoidance

So, portfolios done and dusted, bam, now it's time to idly flick through books I should have read over the course of the year and make the odd helpful note ("READ THIS MORE", "EXPAND ON THIS", "USEFUL?"). But fuck that, let's just sit on youtube and listen to good songs all afternoon. It IS a Friday after all and the election's got me shook up or something.

No real theme today, just five sweet tunes.

1. Scritti Politti - Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)



Everyone likes highly polished 80s sophistopop right? And how can you resist a song about fancying a girl so much that you pray like ARETHA FRANKLIN? Especially when the guy singing it looks like Princess Diana.

2. Pet Shop Boys - I Want A Dog



So I'm getting superpsyched for seeing PSB at Primavera. It's a Sin. At one in the morning. In Barcelona. Christ.
This track is from Introspective, probably their best album, and it essentially created deep house. Cheers guys!

3. The Mountain Goats - Old College Try


Sound quality isn't great, but fuck it, i was at this gig and it was the best thing I've ever seen. If you don't like the Mountain Goats you must be a prat.

4. J Dilla - One for Ghost


Yeah yeah yeah liking J Dilla about 5 years after everyone else did blah blah blah whatever, Donuts is my shit these days.

5. Carmen - Time to Move


YES.

Monday, 3 May 2010

ESSAY AVOIDANCE VOLUME 2

Here we go guys, final straight now so i'm going in mellower than last night. Headphones on, pens out, let's work"

1.

Classic Moodymann. You can't be a bit of devotional house music really. The whole album this is from (Forevernevermore) is a 3am classic round mine. Highly recommended.

2.


Tessio...it's fucking Tessio by Luomo, need I say more?

3.


In about 50 years time, people will come to realise that Closer Musik were one of the greatest acts of the 00s. They dropped two classic singles (this one and '1,2,3 No Gravity) and an album on Kompakt and boom, that was it.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

ESSAY AVOIDANCE

Yeah, so i'm meant to be re-writing some SHIT about American mythology, but fuck that, let's blast out some house bangers.

This track makes me want to go to some crappy beach party or something, get tanked up on WKD and fist pump for ten solid minutes




I GOT SO MUCH LOVE TO GIIIIIVE
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Taking it down now on some seduction vibe, awesome filtering going on here.



Unfuckwithable. You cannot fuck with Another Chance by Roger Sanchez. I'd pay decent money (i.e. over £3) to go to a club that plays this. The bassline man, that bassline!



I once heard this mixed into Closer than Close by Rosie Gaines on Kiss FM at 5pm on a saturday evening, i fucking went off.




The day i tire of this Todd Edwards track is the day I go back to listening to NME bands.