the christmas-ish mix – by steve (29.50mb, 32:11mins)
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moondog – high on a rocky ledge
vince guaraldi – christmas time is here (instrumental)
neko case – christmas card from a hooker in minneapolis
tom waits – that’s the way/the briar and the rose
the dominoes – christmas in heaven
john fahey – hark the herald angels/o come all ye faithfull
arthur russell – hiding your presents from you
amiina featuring lee hazlewood – hilli (at the top of the world)

we’re taking a break for the holidays but will be back on the 3rd of january with more great mixes every week. have a fantatistic christmas.





allez-allez mix – by grovesnor (59.10mb, 64:35mins)
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rob smoughton aka grovesnor is a purveyor of some of the smoothest sounds around. he’ll be familiar to many from his excellent track ‘nightmoves’ which appeared on the hot chip ‘dj kicks’ earlier this year. this mix he’s put together for us give you some idea of where he developed his synth-MOR style once memorably labeled yacht rock.

you can catch the grovesnor live experience this saturday at the allez-allez christmas party at the amersham arms. as well as mr smoughton we have jd twitch and jg wilkes of the world conquering optimo on the decks. anyone who has yet to check out their genre defying, brain melting sets should proceed to the dance-floor forthwith for very possibly a life changing experience.

do not miss this. the funs starts at 9 o’clock on saturday evening. see you there.

grovesnor – turn your radio up
bruce springsteen – spirit in the night (edit) / 10th avenue freeze out (live)
novos baianos – america tropical
5ive Style – pledge drive
ricardo villalobos
– easy lee (edit)
dead man ray – landslide (atom TM remix)
international pony (feat. stepchild) – hanging around
kanye west – champion
steely dan – kid charlemagne
mice parade – open air dance (edit)
tom tom club – l’elefant
jorge benjor – os alquimistas estao chegando
antonio adolfo & a brazuca – transamazonica (edit)
shuggie otis – inspiration information
the cars – let’s go!
r kelly & usher – same girl / r kelly & usher & t-pain – same girl (remix)
a grape dope – i’ll spread it

sam’s top 20

1 Panda Bear – Bros
2 Hot Chip – My Piano
3 Animal Collective – For Reverend Green
4 Dirty Projectors – Rise Above (seeing them live was incredible also)
5 Dusty Cabinets – She Forgot Her Banner (ok, it’s my own track, but a big highlight for me!)
6 Yeasayer – Wait For The Summer
7 Battles– Atlas
8 Joakim – I Wish You Were Gone
9 Supermayer – The Two Of Us
10 h.o.s.h. – Steppenwolf (thanks steve!)
11 Smith N Hack – Space Warrior
12 Dachambo – Conga La Gotta (SKEYE (EYE and SINKICHI) Key2-Nah4 MIX)
13 1990s – You Made Me Like It
14 Eric Copeland – Hermaphordite LP
15 Caribou – Niobe
16 DJ Koze – All The Time
17 Burial – Untrue LP
18 Chaz Jankel – Get Myself Together
19 Simian Mobile Disco – Hustler (Shackleton Remix)
20 Von Sudenfed – The Rhinohead (Pilooski Edit)

steve’s top 20

1 Jape – Floating (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
2 Beirut – Cherbourg
3 Michaela Melian – Manifesto
4 Amiina featuring Lee Hazlewood – Hilli (Top Of The World)
5 Lets Go Outside – I’ll Lick Your Spine
6 Grinderman – No Pussy Blues
7 Lindstrom – Blast Of Loser
8 Justus Kohncke – Parage
9 Matther Dear – Don & Sherri (Hot Chip Remix)
10 Cortney Tidwell – Don’t Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up (Ewan Pearson’s Objects In Space Remix)
11 Etienne Jaumet – Repeat Again After Me (Ame Remix)
12 Dan Deacon – Wham City
13 Green Velvet featuring Jamie Principle – LaLaLaLaLa (Nsinde My Mind)
14 Still Going – Still Going Theme
15 Solomun & Stimming – Feuervogel
16 LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great
17 Jichael Mackson – The Grass Is Always Greener
18 h.o.s.h. – White Elephant
19 One More Grain – Northern
20 Kathy Diamond – All Woman

ewan pearson

and so to bed mix – by ewan pearson (72.60mb, 69:16mins)
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its pretty much the consensus that THE mix cd of this year was fabric 35 by ewan pearson so we are understandably delighted to bring you this new mix by him. going for a more laid back vibe thats a realtonic at this hectic time or year the mix hits on such allez-allez favourites as can, the solaris soundtrack and the amazing ame remix of etienne jamuet’s ‘repeat again after me’. it really is one to savor.

if you haven’t already then you should really check out ewan’s production work. his ‘piece work‘ remix collection on !K7 is a great place to start. also keep an eye out for the new partial arts (his project with al usher) release on kompakt, ‘telescope‘ coming in january.

kate bush – nocturne [EMI]
cliff martinez – first sleep [superb]
can – don’t turn the light on, leave me alone [spoon]
johann johannsson – englabörn [touch/4AD]
hatchback – white diamond (prins thomas disco miks part 1) [thisisnotanexit]
maps – to the sky (the loving hand remix) [mute]
mugwump – boutade [misericord]
vangelis – let it happen (beatfanatic mix) [G.A.M.M.]
jim rivers – i go deep [saw]
marcAshken – root rot (cb funk’s rootdown mix) [leftroom]
brazilian girls – last call (carl craig Mix) [verve]
the john waynes – violeta [bloop]
laidback luke – housetrap [size]
etienne jaumet – repeat again after me (Âme remix) [versatile]
eine kleine nachtmusik – feuerprobe [CD-R]
midlake – roscoe (beyond the wizard’s sleeve re-animation) [bella union]

we’ve got a busy week or so coming up with two unmissable london parties and a jaunt furthur afield.

on wednesday the 12th its the last KOMPAKT party of 2007 at plastic people and we’re rounding it off with a rare and intimate set from renegade production maestro DJ KOZE. widely regarded as one of the most gifted producers working in electronic music today (check his recent remixes for BATTLES and MATTHEW DEAR), KOZE is also a highly regarded DJ whose sets overflow with ideas in the form of loops, clicks, scratches, and effortless genre transitions. we’ll be on hand to perform warm up duties. tickets are available on the door or in advance here.

then on saturday the 15th we have our christmas party and as previously mentioned are delighted to be joined by the optimo jocks jd twitch and jg wilkes. also on the bill is ‘yacht rock’ exponent grovesnor. get on your santa hat and come frug with us. the party is at the amersham arms, starts at 9pm and carries on until 3:30pm and is all for the bargain price of £6 (or £5 to NUS and regular card holders)

finally for any german readers we’ll be hitting berlin on friday the 14th december to play at TAPE with our good friend eamon harkin. come down and say hi.