New Cut Copy

Cut Copy's new album will be released here on February 7th - you can check out the first single from it, "Where I'm Going" over on thevine.com.au - it seems quite different, very beach boys. Which is no bad thing. Swooon.

Find out more here too:


Seperado: wild wild welsh

A few of us watched Seperado! at the weekend in the IFI - it's a movie made by Gruff from the Super Furry Animals. It documents his road trip around Argentina as he plays some shows and goes in search of a long lost Welsh cousin. Turns out a load of Welsh people emigrated there in the 1880s and there are whole towns with Welsh names and people speaking Welsh, which is kinda bizarre. It's a pleasure to watch as he drives about in amazing scenery, puts on shows to rooms of polite bemused locals while donning his power ranger helmet and generally acts as amazingly weird as usual. The soundtrack is full a bunch of his solo stuff too. Swoon.

If you are in any way of fan of SFA or Gruff (how can you not be?) I'd highly recommend checking this out.




New LCD video for 'Home'

Quality video for LCD's track 'Home' - following the trials and tribulations of a robot as he makes his way down the seedy path of fame and excess. We've all been there. (But my KT-80 robot costume was better) Directed by Rick Darge at funwunce.


KT80's new favourite: GRUM

I am becoming increasingly enamoured with GRUM, a scottish producer I came across by accident on Soundcloud - any remixes of his I've heard are ace (more below) and he has an album of his own stuff called Heartbeats out. This is "Through The Night" - the video is a pretty amusing depiction of an 80's style bromance between two cops and the tune is deadly - on a similar buzz to Chromeo's 'Don't Turn the Lights on' which is no bad thing. Check it:

And this is a brilliant remix he did of Everything Everything's tune 'My Kz Ur Bf'; it's on that Aeroplane July mix I posted before and is SAVAGE:

Check more of him out here: http://www.heart-beats.co.uk/


A Dream Mix: more Aeroplane

Following Chewy's recent post about Aeroplane, here is another mix from the Beligian two - it's quality and even features the new Chromeo. Also included is a new favourite, 'My Kz Ur Bf' from Everything Everything, the Grum remix. ('My Keys, Your Boyfriend' for those of us not down with the kidZ and their incomprehensible text speak). It even has a Henrik Schwarz remix and 'Swoon' by the Chemical Brothers which as we all know is my favourite word/ action/ emotion. And a pretty great tune. You can download the whole mix over at soundcloud. Swoon:

Aeroplane Late July Mix by Aeroplane (Official)


1. Sweet G - Games People Play ( Instrumental )
2. Sarah Dash - Low Down Dirty Rhythm
3.Koto - Chinese Revenge ( Maxi Version )
4.Everything Everything - My Kz, Ur Bf ( Grum Remix )
5.Sheharzad - Yalla Yalla ( Kid Who Remix )
6.Chromeo - Don't Turn the Lights On ( Aeroplane Remix )
7.Omar - Feeling You ( Henrik Schwarz Remix )
8.The Chemical Brothers - Swoon ( Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Remix )
9.Goldfrapp - Believer ( Joris Voorn Remix )
10. Yoko Ono - Every Man Has a Woman Who Loves Him

Follow aeroplane at soundcloud, you'd be a fool not to. A fool!

You can listen to more of Everything Everything here: (they seem kinda nuts but in a good way)


Have you seen the new Chromeo video?

So this video is a bit strange but as mentioned on here before, Chromeo's first single 'Don't Turn The Lights On' from their new album Business Casual is flippin' deadly - and after seeing them live over in Lovebox/London the other week I already have tickets for their November 4th Tripod gig. DO IT. If you haven't seen them live you are missing out.


climaXXX at B-Bar Dun Laoghaire

The climaXXX soundsystem is delighted to be part of this years Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures. One of the best weekends going in Dublin,having graced it for the last few years we've often dreamed of bagging a slot at it. We'll be warming up for Favela Chic's DJ Tchicky & MC Taiwa fresh from Paris and will be joined by Schizofonics main man Shortie, possibly the bst DJ in Dublin representing all things bass for the night. There ain't much info on the gig online but there is an event page here with the rest of the weekends entertainment too. Expent lots of Baile and all of it's foreign cousins.

SATURDAY, 24th JULY 2010 ‘Disco Brasil’ at the 40ft Dun Laoghaire
CLUB // 10.00pm – 3.00am
Baile Funk Party featuring ‘Favela Chic’ DJ Tchicky & MC Taiwan (Paris)
Climaxxx (Dublin)


New Chromeo - with sexy results!

The latest track from Chromeo's new album 'Business Casual' is a slow groove called 'Don't Turn The Lights On' - along the lines of 'Waiting For You' and '100 per cent' P-Thugg gets down on the 80s keyboards and Dave1 goes to town on some sultry lyrics:

They have the 80s synth groove sound DOWN.


Quality graffiti animation by Blu

It's rare (for me anyway) to watch a ten minute youtube video to the end but this is WELL worth it, particularly the amazing water tower soldier bit near the end:


Beyonsay & a cracking 80s mix from Mek

I heard Handsome Paddy talking about this at Kings of Concrete over the weekend, had to check it out. Pretty funny if a little old at this stage, but like I always say everything is new when you hear it first... or something. Bit of the back story: Weeshie Fogarty is a Kerry radio legend, up there with the great Patser McGonigle in terms of broadcast reach and wealth of inoffensive bantery titbits. He had a bit of a slip up on air when his producer went to a concert in the big smoke, Ireland's first son of DMC; Mek wasted no time in putting together this tribute.

DJ. Mek Vs. Weeshie & Beyonce. by deejaymek

Also worth checking out is Mek's awesome 'Reasons to be Cheerfull' mix. Gets steady rotation in climaXXX towers; some classic 80s tacks and fine scratching.
More Mek here.

Dj Mek - Reasons To Be Cheerful by deejaymek


Michael's Pets. In a good way. Kind of.

Word to your moms: there is some awesome shiznit in the window of the Irish Cancer Society shop on Camden Street - the window is full of old Fleetwood Mac and Talking Heads LPs and musicy things - going on sale Saturday July 3rd. But continuing my policy of being mesmerised by weird Michael Jackson merchandise I saw an old school Bubbles the Chimp(ly Sailor) toy with a story and song cassette, available inside the shop. (All in its original packaging!)

It's 60 of your earth dollars so I sure as hell can't afford it but if any of you clowns purchase it I'd like to come round and listen to the sing along cassette with you and Bubbles. But not in a weird way. (definitely in a weird way...)

This wiki article on Michael and Bubbles is highly amusing; apparently Bubbles tried to top himself in 2003 but rest easy: Since the closure of Dunn's facility in 2004, Bubbles has been kept at the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula, Florida, where he is said to enjoy painting and listening to flute music.

Check out more of Michael's Pets here. (That sounds pretty creepy but I assure you it's just pictures of nice toys and not like, that dance guy Wade Whatsisface or Macauley Culkin or anything - shudder)


Aeroplane Essential Mix 500

Came across this by accident the other day, it's another quality mix from Belgian duo Aeroplane. This one is for It's All Gone Pete Tong's Essential Mix and the 500th edition of. At first glance the track list didn't look up to much but then I clocked Les Rhythm Digitales - Sometimes on there (one of my fave songs ever), then I spotted the dub version of Don't You Want Me Baby I thought hang on there! Then I spotted Friendly Fires -Paris and thought 'well, well, well'. Finally when I saw this whopper by Goldfrapp I let out a Grrrr noise. None of the above come close to what I did when I actually heard this mix though - it really is a monster. Go forth and stream from Aeroplane Mixcloud or below - (you can find my account here btw) or download from Discobelle here.


A plethora of Three Amigos clips

"In a way, all of us have an El Guapo to face someday - for some, shyness might be their El Guapo. For others, a lack of education might be their El Guapo. For us, El Guapo is a big dangerous guy who wants to kill us. But as sure as my name is Lucky Day, the people of Santa Poco can conquer their own personal El Guapo, who also happens to be the actual El Guapo!"

Blue Shadows on the Trail mp3 (yousendit)

More Three Amigos quotes here

I'm on a big Steve Martin buzz at the moment so expect more KT-80 cliporamas coming soon.


Comb your face!

This one's for Chewy - it's his getting ready to go out song. (It's up there with Fly Like an Eagle for quality tunism not to mention dopplegangerosity):


Realsound clases in Photoshop and Abelton

If you fancy unleashing that inner-creative within look no further than these fellas;  Realsound Dublin have been teaching people a thing or two about a thing or two for over a year now, with classes in music production, DJ-ing and Photoshop proving damn popular. The lads behind the project are some of the soundest heads you could hope to meet too which makes everything a bit easier (and alleviates the question of false advertising). Next module is Photoshop on 21st June full details here, that's followed by an Abelton course in July, perfect for DJ's looking to make the switch to production. Check out www.realsound.ie for more info or drop the lads a mail realsounddublin(at)gmail.com.


Bill Withers edit by Henrik Schwarz

You're too much for one man
but not enough for two
who is he
and what is he to you?

This is my favourite Bill Withers song and this is a savage edit by German tune-smith Henrik Schwarz. Some cold shit from Bill:



Moodymann 'I can't kick this feelin when it hits'

I've still got Chic inside my brain. This tune understands. Perfect for a post - bank holiday and it's still miserable outside - come down.

Chromeo / Acorn Morocco = You're so Gangsta (Rap)

I very boldly mp3iiified this and can't stop listening to it. Not sure who Acorn Morocco is but he's from Jersey and the nerd in me loves a name with sweet alliteration AND assonance. This is quality. Nice summer vibe video too.



Rainy day recreation: Douglas Adams talks about some cool stuff.

This is a brilliant talk by Douglas Adams about a lot of things such as lemurs and kimodo dragons and some of the things he got up to researching his book Last Chance To See (about endangered species.) He is highly entertaining and amusing and he talks a LOT of sense about the world and the environment without being a sap about it, which is key. (It's hard to write about Douglas Adams without being a sap about it. I think the word ledge-bag sums up some of my feelings.)

Check out some quality Adams' quotes here.


I get older...

Woody Wooderson = dreamboat central. If you haven't seen Dazed and Confused get thee to a moving picture rental emporium tout suite!(that's french for pronto)