luke abbott

allez-allez mix – by luke abbott (57.60mb, 41:56mins)
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huge thanks to james and gemma of border community, and all who came down to the Fondue Fun-Do last night… it was truly one of our best and quite possibly oddest (in the best possible way!) parties to date, with the cheese and tunes flowing freely!

in attendance last night was border community’s newest artist, norfolk lad, luke abbott, whose new ‘tuesday’ EP marks the arrival of a serious new talent. it’s frickin’ ace, so once you’ve listened to his wonderful francais-inflected exclusive mix for us (see below), help keep the independent music industry afloat and buy his EP HERE. also to keep up with all things border community check out their blog HERE.

sebastien tellier – stadium
ash ra tempel – le sourire volé
stereolab – contronatura
bell – daylight burn
internal sync – dif dif
motor – sweatbox
francis poulenc – pavane
luke abbott – going from 68 to 50 (alt)
sébastien léger – just back from hell
AM/PM – local time
sebastien tellier – stadium (backwards)

in upcoming gig news, we’re very happy to announce that we’re playing as part of KOMPAKT & eat your own ears indigo 02 extravaganza on sunday 27th april. it’s a truly awesome bill which we’re humbled to be included on;


it’s part of a series of events from EYOE, running from Wed 23rd through to sun 27th, and featuring some of our favourite artists, including james holden, dirty projectors, four tet and wu-tang’s RZA amongst many others – buy tickets / full details HERE.

and finally if you’re in london please come down to the el paso basement in old st tomorrow night where we’ll be playing for the wonderful london and leeds based label i can count. it starts at 9, goes on till 3:30, its free and they’re promising goodies for those that get down early doors.


20 jazz funk greats

20 jazz funk greats mix – by juan mateos-garcia (58.60mb, 63:55 mins)
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this week’s mix comes from the one of the granddaddy’s of this music blog thing, juan mateos-garcia of 20 Jazz Funk Greats fame. xxjfg as they’re also known have been sharing their love of all things noisy, spooky and just plain beautiful for nearly four years now. their blog is the standard to which all (including this one apsire). we’ve got nowhere near the words that these guys do so let’s their lush music do the talking…

angelo badalamenti – laura’s theme (twin peaks OST)
tangerine dream – guido the killer pimp
barry de vorzon – the warriors
fuckbuttons – bright tomorrow
john carpenter – the duke arrives
syclops – where’s jason’s k
belle epoque – bamalama (lee douglas edit)
ginno socio – dancer
jan hammer – crockett’s theme (minimix)
daft punk – short circuit
mahavishnu orchestra – open country joy
selda – meydan sizindir
carly simon – why (extended mix)

it’s another busy week at AA towers with a trip to sheffield, a set at fabric and the fondue fun-do this wednesday in the basement of st moritz restaurant in soho. this has already sold out so we’re very sorry to all those who can’t make it this time. hopefully all going well we’ll do it again some time. those who are coming look forward to a night of cheese (get down early for free fondue) and tunes (from ourselves and james holden).

jon tye

milky way mix – by jon tye (55.00mb, 60:01mins)
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milky globe‘s jon tye is the driving creative force behind the legendary lo recordings imprint and more recently the LOEB label which has brought the world musical nuggets of joy in the form of original material and remixes from no less than black devil disco club, hot chip, jackson, luke vibert, sleeparchive, quiet village and jon’s other alter ego black mustang… needless to say that the man knows his tunes! here’s a tasty little mix he whipped up for us, as always, hope you enjoy dear listener…

david rosenboom
– desert night touch down
alex cima – cosmic connection
michael shrieve – communique: approach spiral
elektriktus – flying at sunset
pascal languirand – o nos omnes
dennis wilson – lady
james asher – umbrellas
jean-luc ponty – individual choice
michael bundt – full steam ahead
bobby beausoleil – lucifer rising: part 2
moondog – all is loneliness
vangelis – a song

and don’t forget its allez-allez vs thisisnotanexit this saturday at the amersham arms. we’ve trevor jackson djing along with simon a carr and ourselves and the mighty detachments live. music starts at 9 and the first 50 in are free then £6/5 after that. see you there.


thisisnotalabel mix – by simon a carr (63.70mb, 69:29mins)
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this saturday the 15th march we have invited up and coming label thisisnotanexit down to the amersham arms for a musical bout. alongside a headline dj slot for playgroup main man trevor jackson and live set by new TINAE signing detachments we have a dj set from label head simon a carr. here simon a carr takes us through the mix he’s done for the night.

“i’ve thought about doing a label mix for a while so when the thisisnotanexit vs. allez-allez party idea arose it seemed a good idea to put one together. the mix features some of the music that has already emerged on the label – but the majority of it is forthcoming in 2008 (and therefore exclusive!).

the mix starts with professor genius who released tracks on italians do it better and disques sinthomme last year. number one kickstarts things and flows into the tremendous remix from brennan green featuring a full live reinterpretation with brennan on drums, guitars and everything else! after that its the prins thomas miks of hatchbacks’ white diamond which was raptuorously received last year – then into the new they came from the stars i saw them single the HOT inc. remixed by mysterious deep dub disco producer MoscoW (he’s just remixing detachments too which is sounding absolutely incredible!).

club silencio are then a new signing from italy and then its into faze action’s remix of the new hatchback single jetlag. from there we go into the emperor machine dub remix of signals – what a bassline! – and then the elegance of the naum gabo remix of detachments’ fear no fear. following this its the an optimo espacio remix of they came from the stars its time and the demo of lexicons by new signing the dark esquire – a throbbing 132 bpm italo groove. the mix ends with the out there-ness of sculptures’ SCRAM and back to where we started with professor genius á jean giraud number five. hope you enjoy it!”

thisisnotanexit intro…
professor genius – a jean giraud 1
professor genius – a jean giraud 1 (brennan green remix)
hatchback – white diamond (prins thomas miks del 1 & 2)
they came from the stars – the HOT inc. (moscoW dub remix)
club sliencio – felix
hatchback – jetlag (faze action remix)
they came from the stars – signals (emperor machine dub remix)
detachments – fear no fear (naum gabo remix)
they came from the stars – it’s time (an optimo espacio dub remix)
the dark esquire – lexicons
sculpture – SCRAM
professor genius – a jean giraud 5
thisisnotanexit outro…”

march mix

“During my travels around the world I’ve developed a bit of an obsession for different types of cheese. I actually took a residency at a club in Switzerland because they’re the experts when it comes to fondu – now it’s great to finally be able to combine my two biggest passions in one night in London – music and cheese!”

James Holden