With 2007 almost over we heard a hell of a lot of cracking tracks in that short space of time, here's just a few of my favourites:
Claude VonStroke - Peanut Butter Jelly Time (zShare)
Hijack - Can't Touch This (zShare)
Feist - My Moon My Man (Boys Noize Remix) (zShare)
Style of Eye feat. 7k - They Know (Phonogenic PFD Mix) (zShare)
Mighty Dub Katz - Magic Carpet Ride 07' (Claude VonStroke Remix) (zShare)
Switch - Wait Till I Show You This (zShare)
To My Boy - Model (Sinden Remix) (zShare)
Paul McCartney - Temporary Secretary (Radio Slave 2004 Edit) (zShare)
As you can probably tell the last one isn't from 07 but it's so good I just thought i'd include it anyway.
Support these artists and head over to Juno, Juno Download, Phonica, Beatport or any other online shop to buy them in better quality.
28 December, 2007
With 2007 almost over we heard a hell of a lot of cracking tracks in that short space of time, here's just a few of my favourites:
21 December, 2007
Dan M, a Copenhagen based DJ and club promoter got in touch with his latest mix, it's fidgety, wobbly, dark, and everything else I want to hear in a mix and I think you will find it's well worth an hour and 20 minutes of your time (give yourself a bit longer than that as you will have this on again and again).
He also has a blog over at 7inch, go check it out + on another note, January/February 08' sees the opening of Dan M's Shop/Agency, INDOE which as well as stocking designer brands will be the home of the INDOE clothing label. (Free Tees to my address please :D)
Dan M - End Of O Seven Mix (zShare)
1. Blaqstarr - Shake it to the ground (Cloude Von Stroke remix)
2. Justin Martin - Ghetto train (Christian Martin remix)
3. Consistent - Got to be
4. Burial - Archangel (Boy 8 Bit simple remix)
5. Def Inc. - Waking the dread (Switch remix)
6. Dave Basek, Phil Smart - Smoke your self (Consistent remix)
7. Rufcut - Fazzjunk
8. SMD - Hustler (Jesse Rose remix)
9. Riva Starr - Badassbass
10. Prztz - Nutdisco (Duckbeats dub remix)
11. Plastic operator - Why Dont you (Jesse Rose & Oliver $ remix)
12. Harry Axt - One way ticket
13. Wongo - 2 b side
14. Catz n Dogz - Fixation
15. Dejonka, Phunklaique - Jewelcase
16. Greenbeam & Leon - No legal (Jeik remix)
17. Monty luke, Tasho - Paranoid
18. Shinedoe - Feel the space (Julian Chapter remix)
20 December, 2007
The Quietboy - the veikka story
This stuff is far from what I normally listen to or play but I'm really getting into it and can't wait for more.
The Quietboy - I Have Lost Some (zShare)
"I Have Lost Some" will be released in February on ESP with a bangin' fidget remix by Nic Sarno. (some awesome vocals in this track)
The Quietboy - Hard Times (zShare)
This track was free on his MySpace page, just thought I'd share it to :)
14 December, 2007
Some very french filtered sounding stuff now from the Italian 'His Majesty Andre', think Daft Punk a good few years ago... everyone loves Daft Punk so if you do then you'll love His Majesty Andre too!
Here's a new a track of his called "NRG555" + his remix of Zoot Woman's "We Won't Break".
His Majesty Andre - NRG555 (zShare)
Zoot Woman - We Won't Break (His Majesty Andre Too Late Remix) (zShare)
Head over to his MySpace for more tracks, especially his bitches remix of "Pimp My Funk" which is available from iTunes.
13 December, 2007
Madox's had his debut album "Urban Plastic" released back in October on Mantra Breaks and he has passed over a free track for all you disturbed people to download, it's a remix of his first single taken from his album
02 Plastic Fantastic
03 Heel Of God
04 The Funk!
06 El Magnifico feat Cabal & DG
08 Hypnotic Funk (Re-Rub)
09 Dope On Strings
10 Check Electro
12 Le Plaisir Analogique
13 Trip 1
08 December, 2007
Now i've been sitting on this for a while now but it's just to good to keep to myself, i'm a big fan of Nic Sarno's stuff and his remix of "You Should Be Someone Else" is just fucking awesome! I don't have any other info on it at the minute so i'll just leave you with the download...
Disturbed's December Chart
1. Armand Van Helden - Je T'Aime (Switch Remix) / Southern Fried
2. Speculum - Nympho (Mowgli Remix) / Used & Abused
3. Consistent - Got To Be / TFE
4. Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor (Jesse Rose Remix) / EMI
5. When Saints Go Machine - You Should Be Someone Else (Nic Sarno Remix)
6. Off The Cuff - JK (Kernal Pier's 'Drop It' Remix) / SideTrak
7. Tocadisco - Shrine (Crookers Remix) / Superstar
8. The Young Lovers - Love You Madly / Loungin
9. 3 Is A Crowd - Guns
10. Catz N Dogz - Fixation (Worthy's Lost Rythmn Mix) / Dirtybird
28 November, 2007
15 November, 2007
For those of you who don't know, The Young Lovers is yet another side project of the ever impressive Joshua 'Herve' Harvey, this man must go by a different name every day of the week!
Anyway his new 4 track EP "Love You Madly" is about to drop on Loungin' Recordings with with 2 original productions, a Dj Fame remix & a collaboration with Trevor Loveys. His 2 original productions surface more of his influences & ideas and shows another side to the Josh we all know and love.
03 November, 2007
1. When Saints Go Machine - You Should Be Someone Else (Nic Sarno Remix)
2. The Young Lovers - Low Down Groove (Dj Fame Remix) / Loungin
3. Remi Nicole - Rock N Roll (Lee Mortimer Remix) / Universal Music
4. Alphabeat - Fantastic 6 (Radioclit Remix) / EMI
5. Bumblebeez - Dr. Love (Crookers Remix) / Modular
6. Edu K - Gatas Gatas Gatas (Crookers Remix) / Man Recordings
7. Kernal Pier - What's Up Girl / SideTrak Records
8. Herve - Cheap Thrills / Dubsided
9. Simian Mobile Disco - Hustler (Jesse Rose Remix) / V2
10. Timbaland - Way I Are (Haydn Haydn Remix)
11. Jaymo - Tuned In Live (Original Mix) / Rising Trax
01 November, 2007
Dj Spin Laden, a 19yr old all the way from Mexico has given me 2 of his mixes, the first is a 30 minute full on fidget mix he did for Isa GT's blog and the other is a 3/4 of an hour mix he did with Dj Teenage Wolf who form the collective 'Cul&Sweet'. Both are excellent mixes and worthy of a good listen. Nice to see/hear the fidget sound is global!!
Tetine - Horny (Zombie Disco Squad Remix)
28 October, 2007
Now if I was to label this remix "Timbaland - Way I Are (Switch Remix)", after listening to it you wouldn't dispute it, but it's not a Switch remix it's from a guy called 'Haydn Haydn' and it's excellent, I'd say on par with the Crookers remix. The looping of the vocals is spot on and works great with the jackin' beats!
Timbaland - Way I Are (Haydn Haydn Remix) (zShare)
Head over to his MySpace's to give him some feedback on this first-rate remix and to check out some of his other work.
I can't tell you how much I love this remix, it's been on constant repeat for the last 2 days and it gets better with every play. Very different to the fidget I normally listen to but every bit as good, everyone needs to be playing this out! Not sure of a release date but check Radioclit's MySpace for updates. Thanks Discobelle for introducing me to this beauty and thanks Radioclit for making it!
26 October, 2007
Nic Sarno has been in touch again with another new track, this time its 'Knock Track'. You may or may not have seen heard this up on his MySpace player but he has said it's probably not getting a vinyl release, available for free download from ESP's website soon along with some more fresh beats!
Nic Sarno - Knock Track (zShare)
21 October, 2007
17 October, 2007
Bootlickers sent me through a few tracks from their new EP to give us all a little taste of what's to come from them, and let me tell you now, it's looking good!
06 October, 2007
Got a new residency starting tonight @ the newly refurbished Onyx Rooms in Middlesbrough, looking forward to playing some dirty jackin' fidget! If your in the area then get yourself down should be good fun. Not to keen on the name of the night but you can't have everything haha... hopefully that will change once we get our own way.
04 October, 2007
Soho Dolls - Right & Right Again (Jesse Rose Remix) (zShare)
Buy the CD here
Soho Dolls album "Ribbed Music for a Numb Generation" was also released last month, buy it here
03 October, 2007
13 September, 2007
12 September, 2007
11 September, 2007
While I was on a 'relaxing' holiday in Ibiza Albi from 3 Is A Crowd sent me over some of their tracks for me to share with my blog world, I was impressed. 3 Is A Crowd is Albi (Dj Scotti), Ivo (Dj Giga) and Francesco (Dj Froz), hailing from Italy their sound isn't to far off early Crookers stuff.
07 September, 2007
it's true, i'm still here, just got back from 2 weeks in ibiza. I've got loads of new tracks sent through so will be posting them over the weekend...
Also on another note, I have my first track getting released very soon on SideTrak Records, "Kernal Pier - Oi". Will have more info on release dates and stuff soon but I do know it will be available to download from many sites including DJ Downloads, MixMag, Track It Down, Beatport and some others... It's an exciting time for "The Kernal" : ) so please show your surport and grab yourself a copy when it's available!
Listen to the track at Kernal's MySpace
10 August, 2007
Switch was in Middlesbrough for the first time at the end of last month, and what a fuckin' night it was.. so good that he even ended up back at a house party with us.. unfortuantly by that time my camera had ran out of battery, call me a lier but I know it's true!
anyway here's the video's and pictures from the night.
08 August, 2007
Straaatch, a French Dj/Producer from Marseille (real name Fabrice Delcambre) recently sent me over some of his bouncin' tracks, sure to get any dancefloor.. ermm.. dancin', haha anyway here's a little about himself in his own words:
"My various and varied influences take root in the heart of the hip hop, and the various ramifications go and carress the electronic gimmicks of the French and other touches. A foot in the rave party, but always turned towards the new current electronic landscape, my music is groovy, a little "cheesy", but always effective on a dance floor. I rejected for a long time the "all numeric", I used, synthetizers and others grooveboxs, I passed to computerized music, which really boosted up my productions."
He also organises little event's and runs a radio show on a student radio with a little group of friends, they call themselves 'Electrochoc' check out their MySpace for more details.
Now for the music...
StrAAAtcH - Sweet & Dirty (zShare)
StrAAAtcH - All Roaaad Finition (zShare)
StrAAAtcH - Crazy Creak (zShare)
31 July, 2007
Gregor Salto - Mexer
Madskillz - Rip It Up (Sidney Samson Remix)
Etienne De Champfleury - Losing Control (Benny Royal Remix)
Benny Royal - Dance Electric
BR & Robert Feness - Keep On Movin
Benny Royal - Would You Know (Original Mix)
Jaymen - Ooh La Lishious (Skitzofrenix Remix)
Mr V - Put Your Drinks On (Bob Sinclar Remix)
UPDATE (5th August): Bonus Track
30 July, 2007
Jesse Rose was in Middlesbrough last Saturday @ Rouge for the night 'Naked', and what a night it was!! here's a few video's and lots of pics :D
Kernal Pier - Oi (zShare)
Also check out my new MySpace page for future tracks.
15 July, 2007
I was given a load of tracks from a mate of mine Karl Frampton, he is 1/3 of “Off The Cuff”, a production team hailing from the North East of England, the other members are Si Liliker and Andy Martin. They DJ and produce quality soulful house right through to quirky electro, worthy of any discerning ear. With previous tracks released on labels such as Silocassa and Soulfuric Records it is their latest releases that are catching my eyes and getting excellent support from all the big DJ’s including Jonathan Ulysess, Buckley, 20/20 Vision, PBR, Street Gang and Yousef to name a few! “This Moment” is a very strong electro track and “I’m Not Hanging Around” featuring Basement Jaxx’s vocalist Katherine Ellis which will be featured on the v2 Compilation album at the end of the year!
Here are some of their recent releases on Sidetrak Records:
"SCREAMING DUB" released 11th March 07
"THIS MOMENT" released 20th April 07
"STREET FREEK" released 24th June 07
"PENGI" released 29th June 07
All above tracks are available here as well as many other online music sites. Buy them all now!!
Off The Cuff’s Upcoming Shows
18th Aug 2007 - NAKED @ Rouge with Oliver Lang & Off The Cuff
29th Aug 2007 - Itaca, IBIZA
31st Aug 2007 - Viper Rooms, IBIZA
1st Sept 2007 - NAKED @ Rouge with Seamus Haji ‘Big Love’ & Karl Frampton aka Off The Cuff
4th Sept 2007 - Pacha Funky Room, IBIZA
15th Sept 2007 - FUTURE @ Rouge with Ralph Lawson (20/20 Vision) & Denney. Area 2: NAKED with J Herd, Off The Cuff & Mr. Pedro
29th Sept 2007 - NAKED @ Rouge with Steve Lawler & Off The Cuff
6th Sept 2007 - NAKED @ Rouge with Off The Cuff & The Whoxton Whores
Next year see’s Off The Cuff touring the far east, Australia and New Zealand starting April.
Now here's a couple of their tracks for your listening pleasure:
Off The Cuff - This Moment (zShare) buy here
Off The Cuff - Switch It On (Sampler) (zShare) - Two minute sampler, release date unknown. If you like the switch sounding shit then you'll love this!
Also check out their MySpace and website.
13 July, 2007
Jesse Rose comes to Middlesbrough's Rouge on Saturday 21st July so I thought it would be fitting for another interview... think i'll have to chill out on this interviewing lark for a bit or there'll be no one left for me to pester soon! Although I must add Jesse did say "great questions, you should work for a mag." so any music magazine people reading this then my email address is to the right ;) interview is below.Nelly: You have worked with many producers, Dave Taylor, Trevor Loveys, Jamie Anderson to name a few, most seem to be friends? Is this what it is like, just a big bunch of mates who all just happen to be top draw producers?
Jesse: Yeah seems that way, I grew up with Jamie, met Dave & Trevor when I moved back to London, we all get on so it just fell in place to produce together. Nothing better than getting drunk and making beats.
Nelly: You have way too many releases to name them all, a couple of my favourites are “All Over My Head” and “Warehouse Shit” that track just fucks with your head, and I love it! But which 2 have given you the most satisfaction and why?
Jesse: A-sided means a lot to me because it was my first record I heard getting plays in loads of clubs and “How Y’all Funk, well that’s just Dave & me having mad fun in the studio.
Nelly: I was in attendance when you played Shindig’s 15th Birthday Party @ Digital in Newcastle, my first time of seeing you DJ, and you did not disappoint… but was that not the hottest/sweatiest room you’ve ever played in??
Jesse: Nearly, although Panoramabar comes very close..
Nelly: You make your first appearance in Middlesbrough (I think) on the 21st July at a night called Naked @ Rouge, when you come to a place/town you’ve never played before do you do a bit of research or just play what Jesse Rose wants to play and then go with the crowd?
Jesse: If I know the resident then I have a clue but I can normally get the vibe on the night, just roll with the crowd.
Nelly: Where do you get your inspiration from for your own tracks, and when your remixing a song how do you make it your own?
Jesse: I get inspired by everything outside of house (with the exception of Dave ‘Solid Groove’) like hip-hop, grime, folk, hyphy, all those new genres made by 18 year old kids.
Nelly: With production and remix work going into overdrive lately, what is next for Jesse Rose?
Jesse: I just started work on solo album, it’s been a long time coming and I’m really excited by the whole project. Just finishing my final remixes before I fully focus on the album so look out for mixes of Underworld, Simian Mobile Disco & Armand Van Helden coming soon. Lots of bits coming on the labels; the Deadset album & tracks by Oliver $, Riva Starr & Sinister Industry on Made to Play & Front Room.
Nelly: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions and I shall be seeing you on the 21st!!
12 July, 2007
His man has to be one of the hottest UK producer's at the minute and is showing no signs of fading away with new remixes and production work surfacing almost every other day. Anyway enough of me trying to be smart, here's the interview..
Nelly: Tell us a bit about yourself, where you’re from, how/why you got into the world of music?
Hervé: My name is Joshua Harvey aka Hervé, Speaker Junk (with Trevor Loveys), Count of Monte Cristal, Dead Soul Brothers (with Seba), Young Lovers and Voodoo Chilli. I’m 27 from Essex, lived in London for many years. When I was a kid I used to make mix tapes of pop music for the family holidays an stuff so it must have been in me from day 1. Music making kinda started when I had my first drum lesson at 8 or 9 and got my hands on an atari with cubase keyboard and a drum machine.
Nelly: Out of all your remix/production work, which has given you the most satisfaction and which has been the biggest pain in the arse to complete?
Hervé: Princess Superstar “Licky” and New Young Pony Club “Ice Cream” are both remixes I loved making and loving playing cos I think they are fresh and maybe even have a hint of uniqueness. I like the fact that people get my Roisin Murphy remix, just goes to show people are up for it! Good Books “The Illness” was a nightmare, it took me so long to do which is unusual cos I work pretty fast, some trax just don’t flick a switch, it was a tough one, but I finally pulled it off!!!
Nelly: You have done a fair few remixes in your time but who would give you the most pleasure of remixing, and why?
Hervé: Hhhhmmmmmmmmmmmm tuff one, I can give u a list of some of the people i’d like to have remixed: Led Zepplin, Cypress Hill, Neptunes, Doors, Muddy Waters, ZZ Top, Coctuea Twins.
Nelly: You have many different aliases which you use to reflect your many loves in music, if you had to choose one, which would you keep, and why?
Hervé: Gotta be Hervé, cos that’s where it all stems from.
Nelly: You have a very distinctive sound, did you take weeks, months to come up with it or was it something that happened by mistake?
Hervé: It just evolved over years out of the desire to do something fresh and new, I had been doing my electro label Tomorrow Records and became disillusioned with all that, I wanted to do something that stood out, was odd, but a lot of fun, so I’m very glad u think I did.
Nelly: I am constantly typing “Hervé” in google and all online record shops just to keep up with all your new releases, give me a head start and tell me what’s round the corner for Hervé and all your other aliases?
Hervé: Dead Soul Brothers Double Pack 8 trax about to drop-my "live" thing with my man Seba singing and writing with me, starting to get our live shit ready.
Speaker Junk re-release of “Scratch Up The Music” and “Run The Track” with new club bangers as well.
Count of Monte Cristal & Sinden album!!!!
Hervé new EP and album (at some point!!!!!!!)
The Young Lovers, “My Headphones and Holidays” album coming on Loungin, I love it, first EP drops in September.
Voodoo Chilli EP is just about to drrrrrrrop with Erol Alkan remix and 2 new trax!
Nelly: Hervé’s current top 10 tune’s?
Hervé: In no particular order:
Hervé - Touch Me I’m Slick
Count of Monte Cristal and Sinden - Afro Jack
Chemical Brothers - Salmon Dance (Hervé Remix)
Ghost Frequency – Nightmare (Speaker Junk Remix)
Speaker Junk - Born Wild
Hervé - Cheap Thrills
Hervé - ? (new one with no name!)
Charlene Dance –Mr. DJ (Speaker Junk Remix)
Dead Soul Brothers -Yeah Yeah Yeah (Dead Soul Records)
Buraka Som Systema – Yah (Count of Monte Cristal ‘Ghetto’ Remix)
Count of Monte Cristal and Sinden feat. Kid Sister – Beeper
Thanks for taking time out to answer some questions for Disturbed Beats, don’t wait too long to get up to the north east and play in Middlesbrough!
Hervé has also sent through a 7 track sampler of his and Seba’s Deal Soul Brothers Album, out soon.
Dead Soul Brothers (7 Track Sampler)
Check out a few of his pages below:
Count of Monte Cristal MySpace
Speaker Junk MySpace
Deal Soul Brothers MySpace
11 July, 2007
I recently got in touch with The Bulgarian who I first came across on MySpace, I then seen his tracks pop up on a number of blogs and none disappointed so I thought, fuck it I'll interview him, so here it is people!
Nelly: Now let me get this straight, you’re originally from Bulgaria then you moved to Cape Town, South Africa then finally moved back to Sofia, Bulgaria? How does the nightlife compare in both capitals?
The Bulgarian: Yes, I was born in Sofia, Bulgaria but moved to Africa with my parents when i was 8. I go back to Sofia regularly as i have family up here but i'm not moving back anny time soon. Actually i'm moving to London in August. As for the party scenes, it's much the same for underground music in both capitals, quite small and not too much happening, hehe. Cape Town has a very strong local rock band culture, but a techno party might only pull 200 people. Sofia on the other hand has massive commercial parties with big name djs and huge pop and rock concerts quite often but again, the underground music culture is still new and small. There are some bold pioneers in both cities though that are fighting hard to change that! ;)
Nelly: What/who made you want to get into producing your own music?
The Bulgarian: Wow, about 15 years ago an older family friend inspired me with his acoustic guitar. After working hard that summer i bought my first guitar, then in 1997, after failing miserably to start my death metal band i combined my geeky love of techology and computers and started making awfull industrial rock on my then fairly decent Pentium 166mmx!
Nelly: Which do you prefer, the dj’ing or producing side, and why?
The Bulgarian: Well i've been a producer from long before i even first set foot in a club, so I consider myself as such first, and a dj second, but i love djing so much as well! There's nothing like seeing people responding live in front of you to your self expression. Its the coolest feeling on earth. You also get to go to a lot of cool places on earth. ;)
Nelly: You have a few dates in your diary for London coming up this year; will they be your first in the UK?
The Bulgarian: Yep, first time in the northern hemisphere actually, playing with the Zombie Disco Squad @ their Get Rude on the 11th (can't wait!), and at the On The Brink showcase with the Crookers @ the Egg in September.
Nelly: What is the one track that has affected you the most in your production/dj career and why?
The Bulgarian: Oh, it would be totally unfair to all the music i've liked from so many genre's over so many years to try to single one track out. However "The Bulgarian" as such now exsists in no small part thanks to tracks like "This is Sick" by Solid Groove and Dave Taylor's early Switch tracks like "A bit patchy".
Otherwise i can point out 2 people that showed me I don't need to be in a band to make music: Trent Reznor of NIN and Liam Howlett of The Prodigy.
Nelly: Where does your inspiration come from when going into the studio to produce your next track?
The Bulgarian: As cheezy as it is: Life! Anything really, from an odd sound on the street or in a club to a good meal. or an inspired chat with friends can make me want to make music. Equally powerfull as an inspiration tool is sheer boredom. ;)
Nelly: You recently had your “Ignition EP” released on UK label “On The Brink”, what other releases are on the horizon?
The Bulgarian: Most excited about my Potty Mouth Music ep: "The Zombie Door", with label mates like Crookers, Dj Fame and Santiago & Bushido (who are on remix duties for me), hell yeah.. ;)
Nelly: What are the 3 tunes getting people to move their feet and scream “Bulgarian, we love you!” on your dance floors lately?
The Bulgarian: Ignition definately, The Other Door and The Zombie Door.
Nelly: Thanks for the interview Dimitre and I look forward to more of your fidget house in the near future!
Now for an exclusive track given to me by the man himself:
The Bulgarian - Barnyard Dance (zShare)
In his own words, "it's new and unsigned and no-one's heard it yet! enjoy ;)"
Check out some of The Bulgarian's other release's and remixes here: Juno, Juno Download, Beatport
Also search for Mr. Elastik, Dimitre's more Minimal inspired alter ego.
23 June, 2007
Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Released: 18th June 07
15 June, 2007
13 June, 2007
Here's my latest mix from back in May... Nelly loves feedback :)
May i Mix (zShare)
Brick N Lace - Never Never (Switch Remix)//
Claude Von Stroke - Chimps (Trevor Loveys Remix)//
Crookers - Aguas De Parco//
Sawtooth Sucka - Crazy//
Larry Tee feat. Princess Superstar - Work It Out (Herve Remix)//
Mr. Oizo - Patrick 122//
Alfonso Mango - Can You Feel//
The Bulgarian - The Other Door//
Steel Lord - Dirty Muthafucka (Crookers Remix)//
Bloc Party - I Still Remember (Speaker Junk Remix)//
Radioclit - Divine Gosa//
Walter Meego - Through The Keyhole (Solid Groove & Sinden Remix)//
Speaker Junk - Close Your Eyes//
Klaxons - Golden Scans (Switch Remix)//
Jence - Wired//
Dub Pistols feat. TK & JMS - Open (Trevor Loveys' Open All Hours Re Jig Mix) (zShare)
Out now on Sunday Best - Buy it here: Juno Download