Archive for January, 2010

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mini daddy (cancelled)

January 26, 2010

we apologize. this post has been deleted.

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SBTRKT

January 21, 2010

another one of those artists that seems to have an aversion to vowels and a love of masks. huge shit though. first up a streakingly brilliant set. great transitions from techno bass swings to tight garage tics. pressure.

Sinden & SBTRKT – Kind Of Familiar (Test)
Joy Orbison – The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow (Aus)
2562 – Flashback (Tectonic)
MJ Cole – Volcano Riddim (Prolific)
These New Puritans – We Want War (SBTRKT Remix) (Angular)
A Made Up Sound – Closer  (AMS)
Headhunter – Prototype (Modeselektor Remix) (Tempa)
EL-B – The Club (Tempa)
MJ Cole – Sanctuary (SBTRKT Remix) (Test)
Pangaea – Memories (Hessle)
Zomby – Digital Fauna (Brainmath)
Erykah Badu – Next Lifetime (Universal)
SBTRKT – Step In Shadows (Young Turks)
Portico Quartet – Lines (SBTRKT Remix) (Real World)

SBTRKT 17.01.2010

next up a remix treat

Scars feat. Kelis, Meleka and Chipmunk (SBTRKT Remix)

the voweless one also contributed a redo of we want war from these new puritans new album – hidden. don’t skimp on a dirty download for this album. its epic percusiveness channels pink floyd and will treat your headphones real nice.

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miss you

January 20, 2010

It seems a double loss this month to learn of both the end of much loved website and podcast brokenbeatradio.com, as well as the music career of Dominic Stanton aka Domu/Umod/Sonar Circle etc.  Perhaps the writing was on the wall, limited activity and a comparative lack of updated podcasts the last few years from broken beat radio and a few telling interviews in the case of Domu.  So And So, no longer is the domain brokenbeatradio.com, all that remains is a list of dead links for what was once one of the best podcasts running 2004-2009 (oh why did I delete those mixes!).   Domu, however, leaves behind a legacy of productions that will be with us forever (should we manage to track them down, damn limited pressings!). It is comforting though that at least he provided parting words, touching at that.

Below, a few domu highlights and some vids from the old bnb radio site.

Domu – Worldwide

Umod – All In My Mind

Sonar Circle – Mist From Mars

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Welfare Clinic – Live Mix

January 17, 2010

slamming mix from our good friend A.K.

ak soundcloud preview mix on welfare clinic 320

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2009 recap

January 13, 2010

2009 was big year for music lovers with LA producers bridging the gap from the UK dominance we have seen in years past. Calgary brought in some big big names and turned out to be some big big shows. My top 5 shows in 2009 were:

5. Nosaj Thing (December) Big name to end the year in Calgary. His own songs rocked but the crowd was all over the place not too sure if they were  digging the experimental sound.  I think it’s only going to get  bigger in  2010. We were all waiting for him to bring it but we were left hanging.

 Reckoner (Nosaj Thing Remix)

4. Caspa  ( February show) A sports bar in the NE turned into your typical dubstep show over oversized hoodies,  scarves over the face, hula hoops a flying and fairy costumes. Opener Dj Excision hyped the crowd proving why he’s a big at Shambala.  First time seeing a vinyl show only which was cool. It basically went like this….

3. Skream ( June) proving dubstep don title and stage diving ( to this song)! Hilarious! How many DJs have you seen stage dive? A castless broken arm couldn’t even keep me away.

Blinded By The Lights (Nero Remix)

2. Flying Lotus ( July) Cutting edge show I’ll never forget .  I knew I was hearing, feeling the new sound that is influencing the other massive LA producers. Gotta love the glitchy bleepy symphony.

LTWRMX- Flying Lotus

1. Daedelus ( November) might be controversial putting this show ahead of FlyLo but I had no expectations for this one and it blew me away…kept me happy for a whole week. It’s been said before but he is a genius and puts it all together oh so well.

Make It So (XXXChange Remix)

Worst/ annoying song 2009:

Dizzee Rascal and Armand van Helden – Bonkers

Hottest female artist 2009: Taylor Swift; jokes!- La Roux

02 I’m Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remi

Best Remix: Dj Zinc & Ms Dynamite Wile Out….still to come

Goals for 2010:  To have a night at Low End Theory in LA where Gaslamp Killer is resident DJ.

See Joker!

Gullybrook Lane (Instrumental)- Joker

See Chase & Status ( won’t give up on this one)

Death (Chase & Status Remix)

Mary Anne Hobbs and Annie Mac to visit Calgary. Go big yo!

This list can get a lot longer but I’ll leave it at this.

Notable mentions from 2009 include: Hand delivering Pete Tong the Flexisonic cd!

Catching Rod Azlan along side Rusko- Dubstep! Knees up!

Artlife party.

Big Ups to the Calgary crew braving the cold and staying hard core with the weeknight shows   You are all beautiful people !

Best tip  2010; downloading Low End Theory podcast and pumpin’ it walking to and fro work…episode 10 Nobody and Free the Robots is highly recommended. It will add that extra spice in your mundane daily routines.

http://www.lowendtheoryclub.com/podcast/

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set me free – reso remix

January 11, 2010

oh man, so smooth.  can’t get enough of this sound

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2009 Best Album: Honorable Mentions

January 7, 2010
Zomby – One Foot Ahead Of The Other
August 24, 2009
Ramp

Ras G – Brotha From Another Planet
April 7, 2009
Brainfeeder / Alpha Pup

Shitmat – One Foot In the Rave
May 18, 2009
Planet Mu

Dam Funk – Toeachizown
October 20, 2009
Stones Throw

Falty DL – Love Is a Liability
June 15, 2009
Planet Mu

Onra – 1.0.8
April 24, 2009
Favorite

Exile – Exile Radio
January 13, 2009
Plug Research

Tortoise – Beacons of Ancestorship
June 23, 2009
Thrill Jockey