gavin russom

allez-allez mix – by gavin russom (86.90mb, 72:24mins)
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we are huge fans of the works of gavin russom rounds these parts. we become aware of the renaissance man, who works with sculpture and drawing as well as music, back in the early years of this decade when alongside delia gonzalez he produced the monumental ‘days of mars’ album on dfa. the four track ambient synth opus rocked our world and spun off two soundsystem melting classic remixes by dfa and carl craig.

this year mr russom went one furthur with the release of his ‘black meteoric star‘ album which is pretty much a shoo-in for steve’s album of the year. if you do not own this psychedelic acid drenched masterpiece yet then you are seriously falling asleep on the job. get it here now.

we are obviously delighted to host this mix by gavin which highlights that his inspiration stretches into the realm of djing. download it, enjoy and buy that album.

phillipe besombes – geant
tony conrad and faust – from the side of man and womankind
queen – another on bites the dust (gavin russom remix)
bruce haack – party machine
centuries – dance with me
massarra – margarita (gavin russom edit)
psychic tv – ov power
capracara – king of the witches
dynamix ii – dreamscape
discodeine – tom select
jack frost – clap me
doris d. and the pins – shine up
juliet – avalon (jacques lu cont remix)
phantasia – violet skies
moussa dombia – keleya
grace jones – willams’ blood (aeroplane remix)
gary wright – my love is alive

**********UPDATE**********

our label amazing sounds first release is now on sale digitally.

get harmonia & eno ’76 remixes ep with reworkings of tracks from the classic ‘tracks & traces’ album by shackleton & appleblim & komonazmuk at the links below.

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very limited white vinyl 12″ will be on sale very soon.

raz ohara and the odd orchestra

oddpod – by raz ohara (65.10mb, 54:16mins)
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this week we’ve got a gorgeous low key mix from get physical artists raz ohara and the odd orchestra to celebrate the launch of their new opus II.

II is the follow up to their 2007 self titled debut and contains more avant-garde open hearted pop music aimed more for the after party (or the after after party) than the dancefloor.

the songs for this long player took form during a jam session raz and guitarist tom krimi had on tom’s outdoor terrace. taking this organic process to its natural conclusion the two took a jaunt outside the city to write and record in the countryside. these al fresco jams were then arranged and developed by raz with long time collaborator oliver doerell to give the finished product which hits shops on monday. you can order it here now.

the accompanying odd pod raz has compiles is in a similar vein and features many a an allez-allez favourite like tom waits and the godlike bill callahan. relax and dive in.

antony & the johnsons – the lake
eels – in my dreams
doctor rockit – café de flore
david thomas & the pedestrians – monster thinks about the good days
nine horses – birds sing for their lives
scott walker – angels of ashes
devendra banhart – white reggae troll
andrew pekler – localite
bill callahan – jim cain
tom waits – time

thanks to all that made in down to our third birthday celebrations at cargo – it was a roaring success with the usual storming set from nathan fake and some sublime djing from appleblim. at our next party on the 14th november we turn our attention to one of our favourite labels, the brilliant playhouse records.

since it’s inception in 1993 (alongside sister labels klang electronik and ongaku music), by ata macias, heiko schafer and alter ego’s roman flugel and jorn elling wuttke the playhouse aim has been to create “futuristic house-music, combining the timeless elements of old school house music with fresh science fiction ingredients”. along the way they have given us classic releases from the likes of isolee, lindstrom, ricardo villalobos, alter ego, rework, melchior productions, daniel wang, international pony and roman flugel amongst many others, and the exquisite famous when dead compilation series which draws together a faultless collection of diverse and essential electronic music (see below for a list of our 5 playhouse morsels to check if you don’t already know them).

one name virtually synonymous with the label is peter kremeir aka losoul. dubbed “the coolest m.f. in minimal house” by none other than kompakt’s michael mayer, losoul’s tracks and remixes have been setting fire to dancefloors across the world for well over a decade. away from the studio he is an highly regarded dj, drawing music from different eras to create what he describes as a “timeless mood.” we are extremely chuffed and more than a little excited to be hosting one of these sets at cargo – check out his awesome recent mix for resident advisor here.

also along for the ride and putting the full rubber stamp on this as a playhouse night is label founder heiko schaeffer. clearly a man of faultless taste as the label roster proves, he is a dj of over 20 years and we our very proud that he will be joining losoul and ourselves on the decks for a rare london set. this is not to be missed.

once again the price you pay for entry is upto you with 50% of whatever you give being donated to amnesty international. whatever you pay the night will be a bargain with the phenomenal music starting at 8 and lasting till 3. come early.

allez-allez’s playhouse essential listening

khan feat. julee cruise – say goodbye (losoul mix)
rework – jogging beat (roman flugel’s tender feet mix)
isolee – schrapnell
ricardo villalobos – easy lee (smith n hack remix)
recloose – cardiology (isolee mix)

raz ohara and the odd orchestra

oddpod – by raz ohara (65.10mb, 54:16mins)
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this week we’ve got a gorgeous low key mix from get physical artists raz ohara and the odd orchestra to celebrate the launch of their new opus II.

II is the follow up to their 2007 self titled debut and contains more avant-garde open hearted pop music aimed more for the after party (or the after after party) than the dancefloor.

the songs for this long player took form during a jam session raz and guitarist tom krimi had on tom’s outdoor terrace. taking this organic process to its natural conclusion the two took a jaunt outside the city to write and record in the countryside. these al fresco jams were then arranged and developed by raz with long time collaborator oliver doerell to give the finished product which hits shops on monday. you can order it here now.

the accompanying odd pod raz has compiles is in a similar vein and features many a an allez-allez favourite like tom waits and the godlike bill callahan. relax and dive in.

antony & the johnsons – the lake
eels – in my dreams
doctor rockit – café de flore
david thomas & the pedestrians – monster thinks about the good days
nine horses – birds sing for their lives
scott walker – angels of ashes
devendra banhart – white reggae troll
andrew pekler – localite
bill callahan – jim cain
tom waits – time

thanks to all that made in down to our third birthday celebrations at cargo – it was a roaring success with the usual storming set from nathan fake and some sublime djing from appleblim. at our next party on the 14th november we turn our attention to one of our favourite labels, the brilliant playhouse records.

since it’s inception in 1993 (alongside sister labels klang electronik and ongaku music), by ata macias, heiko schafer and alter ego’s roman flugel and jorn elling wuttke the playhouse aim has been to create “futuristic house-music, combining the timeless elements of old school house music with fresh science fiction ingredients”. along the way they have given us classic releases from the likes of isolee, lindstrom, ricardo villalobos, alter ego, rework, melchior productions, daniel wang, international pony and roman flugel amongst many others, and the exquisite famous when dead compilation series which draws together a faultless collection of diverse and essential electronic music (see below for a list of our 5 playhouse morsels to check if you don’t already know them).

one name virtually synonymous with the label is peter kremeir aka losoul. dubbed “the coolest m.f. in minimal house” by none other than kompakt’s michael mayer, losoul’s tracks and remixes have been setting fire to dancefloors across the world for well over a decade. away from the studio he is an highly regarded dj, drawing music from different eras to create what he describes as a “timeless mood.” we are extremely chuffed and more than a little excited to be hosting one of these sets at cargo – check out his awesome recent mix for resident advisor here.

also along for the ride and putting the full rubber stamp on this as a playhouse night is label founder heiko schaeffer. clearly a man of faultless taste as the label roster proves, he is a dj of over 20 years and we our very proud that he will be joining losoul and ourselves on the decks for a rare london set. this is not to be missed.

once again the price you pay for entry is upto you with 50% of whatever you give being donated to amnesty international. whatever you pay the night will be a bargain with the phenomenal music starting at 8 and lasting till 3. come early.

allez-allez’s playhouse essential listening

khan feat. julee cruise – say goodbye (losoul mix)
rework – jogging beat (roman flugel’s tender feet mix)
isolee – schrapnell
ricardo villalobos – easy lee (smith n hack remix)
recloose – cardiology (isolee mix)

seeland

allez-allez mix – by seeland (89.60mb, 65:14mins)
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seeland are an act on the ever reliable lo recordings founded out of the ashes of broadcast and plone back in 2004.

comprising tim felton and billy bainbridge, the duo formed amid the fallout from birmingham’s retro futurist electronic – a group of musicians inspired the bbc radiophonic workshop, joe meek and 60’s library music. taking their cue from these influences and sounds such as can, human league and syd barret’s pink flloyd they fashioned their debut album ‘tomorrow today’ which came out this spring.

their new single ‘captured’ is taken from there and is a gorgeous nugget of upbeat psych tinged pop perfect for these sunny autumn mornings. get it here get a taste a of the music that inspired the music from this weeks mix.

helmut zacharia – tokyo melody
maria cinta – allez tapez dans les mains
screaming lord sutch – the cheat
marie laforet – sunday morning
rogerio duprat – batacumba
agincourt – barn owl blues
july – dandelion seeds
him and the others – she’s got eyes
the night blooms – crystal eyes
praline – cest comme je vous ldis
mulatu astatqe – yegelle tezeta
amon dull II – archangel thunderbird
the all night workers – why dont you smile now
bill matte – parlez vous l’francais
la dusseldorf – silver cloud
the poets – thats the way its gotta be
robert hall – version
jean yves tourbin – le boumerang
thane russell – drop everything and run
the open window – 4 a.m. june the sky was green
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seeland

allez-allez mix – by seeland (89.60mb, 65:14mins)
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seeland are an act on the ever reliable lo recordings founded out of the ashes of broadcast and plone back in 2004.

comprising tim felton and billy bainbridge, the duo formed amid the fallout from birmingham’s retro futurist electronic – a group of musicians inspired the bbc radiophonic workshop, joe meek and 60’s library music. taking their cue from these influences and sounds such as can, human league and syd barret’s pink flloyd they fashioned their debut album ‘tomorrow today’ which came out this spring.

their new single ‘captured’ is taken from there and is a gorgeous nugget of upbeat psych tinged pop perfect for these sunny autumn mornings. get it here get a taste a of the music that inspired the music from this weeks mix.

helmut zacharia – tokyo melody
maria cinta – allez tapez dans les mains
screaming lord sutch – the cheat
marie laforet – sunday morning
rogerio duprat – batacumba
agincourt – barn owl blues
july – dandelion seeds
him and the others – she’s got eyes
the night blooms – crystal eyes
praline – cest comme je vous ldis
mulatu astatqe – yegelle tezeta
amon dull II – archangel thunderbird
the all night workers – why dont you smile now
bill matte – parlez vous l’francais
la dusseldorf – silver cloud
the poets – thats the way its gotta be
robert hall – version
jean yves tourbin – le boumerang
thane russell – drop everything and run
the open window – 4 a.m. june the sky was green
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den haan

primitive walk mix – by den haan (73.90mb, 77:08mins)
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two glasgow based disco freaks, dj andrew gardiner & matthew aldworth (also known as creme de menthe) came together in the latter half of this decade over a shared love of italo and hi NRG to form den haan – an act guaranteed to get any party stomping like its 1983.

they’ve had releases on dissedent and optimo music – which is a mighty impressive start for anyone – and have remixed the likes of phenominal hand clap band and little boots. their live set is apparently a thing of wonder that we annoyingly keep missing but its due to hit europe with shows in st petersburg, moscow, berlin and sunny dundee.

the guys are currently in studio working on their next ep ‘the heist’, as well as working on production for ex unklejam singer tyson. whilst you wait you can sample of demo of the title track over at their myspace and get down and glitzy with this weeks primitive walk mix. they’ve not given us a tracklist for this one so spotters have at it.

and don’t forget it our 3rd birthday party this saturday at cargo with nathan fake, appleblim and us two birthday boys. starts at 8 – get down early.

den haan

primitive walk mix – by den haan (73.90mb, 77:08mins)
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two glasgow based disco freaks, dj andrew gardiner & matthew aldworth (also known as creme de menthe) came together in the latter half of this decade over a shared love of italo and hi NRG to form den haan – an act guaranteed to get any party stomping like its 1983.

they’ve had releases on dissedent and optimo music – which is a mighty impressive start for anyone – and have remixed the likes of phenominal hand clap band and little boots. their live set is apparently a thing of wonder that we annoyingly keep missing but its due to hit europe with shows in st petersburg, moscow, berlin and sunny dundee.

the guys are currently in studio working on their next ep ‘the heist’, as well as working on production for ex unklejam singer tyson. whilst you wait you can sample of demo of the title track over at their myspace and get down and glitzy with this weeks primitive walk mix. they’ve not given us a tracklist for this one so spotters have at it.

and don’t forget it our 3rd birthday party this saturday at cargo with nathan fake, appleblim and us two birthday boys. starts at 8 – get down early.