allez-allez mix by kelpe (95.30mb, 52:01mins)
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this week’s mix comes from dc recordings artist kelpe or kel mckeown as his bank manager knows him.

kel first started turning heads back in 2003 with the fractured beats of his first dc ep “the people are trying to sleep”. since gaining heady praise from no other than the wire for his first long player “see inside body” – they called it “one of the most engrossing listens in recent electronic music” – he has kept busy producing musc inspired by such great as steve reich, tortoise and harmonia – you can see why we like him.

if this mix gets you excited why not pick up his most recent album “ex-aquarium” here and for furthur investigastion check the remix ep it spawned “extraquarium” with reinterpratations by zombie zombie, the oscillations and others. and for those in manchester (remember we’re at naive melody this friday) you can sample the kelpe live experience at the deaf institute on march 26th.

The Life Force Trio
– Meditation on Sly
Dabrye – So Scientific
Black Moth Super Rainbow – 1, 2, 3 of Me
Hudson Mohawke – Root Hands
Le N?ko – Apprendre
Dam Funk – Chocolate
Lone – Sea Spray
Pedro – Red Apples
Architeq – Sleeping Bear Lament (James Pants Mix)
Kelpe – Stop Parching Yourself (Fulgeance Remix)
Hubert Daviz – Lunatic Limbo
Lukid – Twice
Mr Chop – Stark
Do Make Say Think – Horns Of a Rabbit
Cornelius – Star Fruits Surf Rider
Dungen – Det Du T‰nker Idag ƒr Du I Morgon
Matmos – For The Trees
Steve Reich – Pulses
The Present – World I See
Sandro Perri – Romeo Heart (Slight Return)
All Traps Set – Elysium
The Fun Years – Auto Show Day of the Dead
Papa M – Arundel


animal collective

animal collective mix – by josh deacon (34.30mb, 29:57mins)
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this week we’re honoured to have a mix from one of our favourite bands of the last decade, and seemingly one of the buzziest of bands of the moment, and rightly so. yes, it’s the wonderful animal collective.

sam had the honour of doing the press for AC on their last three records and can vouch for the fact that not only are they hugely and uniquely talented individuals, but also thoroughly lovely people to boot. for that reason, we’d like to make an appeal that you head over to domino’s label shop to purchase a copy of ACs latest opus ‘merriweather post pavillion’. yes, you can find a version for free elsewhere on the internet, but c’mon, do the right thing and support the guys here!

the mix itself was put together by josh ‘deacon’ dibb, and features 30 minutes of gentle, psychedelic wonder, from arthur russell, aphrodite’s child and their own panda bear to name a few – perfect for staring out of the window on a rainy day. unfortunately we don’t have a tracklisting, but sometimes a touch of mystery is a good thing no?

the band will be returning to britain in spring for a set of dates. get the tickets whilst you still can.

sunday 22nd march – bristol @ the trinity
monday 23rd march – nottingham @ rescue rooms
tuesday 24th march – london @ the forum
wednesday 25th march – leeds @ tjs
thursday 26th march – liverpool @ the static gallery
friday 27th march – dublin @ tripod
saturday 28th march – belfast @ stiff kitten

speaking of tours we’re doing a fair bit of travelling in the next couple of weeks. this saturday we are very excited to be playing alongside true legends deutsch-amerikanische freundschaft over in amsterdam at the paradiso. also on the bill is revolting cocks founding member luke van acker so as you can imagine we’re pretty excited about this one. you can get all the info here.

after a brief foray over in the macbeth in shoreditch next thursday the 29th for the bearded magazine relaunch (read all about it here, then next friday the 30th we head up north to play for the brilliant naive melody gang at charlies in manchester. alongside residents slippery people there is an appearance by new mancunian duo lakes whose track ‘chug’ is available on the optimo selected ten tracks we mentioned last week. full rundown is here

and then finally on saturday the 31st its a quick hop on the eurostar over to nancy, france where we’ll be providing the tunes alongside our bud pilooski following a live set by prog-electro nutters late of the pier. that all takes place at l’autre canal and everything you need to know is here. phew!

hope to see you at one of the above.

gavin herlihy

alez-allez mix – by gavin herlihy (64.30mb, 56:06mins)
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we’re back and ready to grab the new year by its curl and shorties. helping us out with that bizarre task is ex-pat irishman gavin herilhy. the mixmag scribe and now in demand dj and producer has upped sticks to some place called berlin to ply his trade.

since his debut hit ‘the machine ate my homework’ came out moodmusic, he has released his brand of underground house and techno on kindisch, buzzin fly and get physical amongst others. you can check out his work over at his myspace.

he’s put his dj hat for us this with this tidy mix – look out for gavin playing in a venue near you soon. his travels have already taken him as far afield as ibiza, ireland, the ukraine and poland to name a few. londoners can catch him on sunday 25th january at 93 feet east’s fuse party.

aphex twin – window still
free blood – never hear surf music again (barfly remix)
djuma soundsystem vs raz o ‘hara – zillion lights
chaton – +91 ahead 1.5
minilogue, decoy, imps – unkle limps (isolée remix)
chateau flight – la roquette
betty botox – dragon’s balls 2004
rollmottle – take a break – maurice fulton remix- (gavin herlihy edit)
john f kennedy – berlin address (acapella)
shonky – coco feel
teddy douglas, louis radio – the violin (5 mile house remix)
the others – take 1 take 2
aphex twin – window still
roebin de freitas – waiting for her
i’m not a gun – longing mind

as we mentioned gavin has released on get physical who recently hit the landmark of their 100th release. GPM100 comprises of six “battle” tracks from some the labels best known producers and recent signings. you can get hold of it here.

to celebrate get physical have kindly given us a special track to offer up for download – the radio edit of the djuma soundsystem vs. raz ohara track featured in gavin’s mix below for the next two weeks only, so don’t dilly dally!

djuma soundsystem vs. raz ohara – zillion lights (radio edit)
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if that weren’t enough download action we recommend you head over a great new site called ten tracks. the idea behind the site is to offer a bundle often tracks to download for the ridiculous price of £1. each bundle is curated by leading light from the music world including fat cat records, one little indian and the ever wonderful optimo.

the new bundle by optimo contains tracks by naum gabo, muslimguaze, lakes and, the reason for this lengthy premable) an original allez-allez track. ‘slump’ is described as sounding “like Chris and Cosey riding a flying hoover over the city in Blade Runner.” bounce on over here to pay your pound and gorge on the musical feast.