hello!!!!!!!!!!! so apparently i’ve gone a.w.o.l (i do not even know what this stands for) – well i have returned! been at melt festival near berlin among other things – and it has all been unreal! big MEGA heads up for the other two wizards who’ve been producing (at a frightening rate) so many insane posts! here goes////
friday was opened by the unbelievable james yuill – who played a phenomenal set of catchy vocals, cheery guitar, raw drum machines and massive synthesisers – and was generally a seriously cool performer. proceeding to a beach stage to try and catch the end of TRG‘s set we stumbled upon tim exile – someone i had never heard and damn he was obscene! if you were at glade or dour you may have seen him play, sampling and looping his voice live over drum machines and sequencers in an entirely unique drum and bass style. it was the most rapid, energetic thing i saw at melt – I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU GO AND SEE HIM PLAY!!! hudson mohawke followed on from this and produced an unbelievable set – LITERALLY FUCKING INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! every genre, all glitched up and shmoozied around in true luckyme fashion – big up to hudson in a big way. royksopp as you would expect – lit up the main stage – so much fun – and aphex twin and hecker, who followed this, played an extremely disturbing set that actually went down very well in the rain and 2am. TRAGEDY struck when SIDEWAYS RAIN (i shit you not – fully horizontal) attacked the stages and MODERAT (the duo of apparat and modeselektor-probably the best and biggest act of the festival in german opinions) were called off (so was trentmoller).
my saturday began with animal collective – a sadly dissapointing performance hindered by bad sound balance and a couple of poor song choices – but it immediately picked up with a fucking amazing technoey minimal set from james holden(i thought considering we were in germany techno should go above all else) – and possibly my favourite new song discovery of the whole festival was played – warp records’ chris clark and his recent creation ‘growls garden’ – on a hill beneath a giant crane – looking over a giant lake- wooowzer. BURAKA SOM SISTEMA then played a crazy highly energetic hour of banging rhythm, followed by bloc party who were also incredible – and as another wizard has just pointed out – the night ended with erol alkan and boyz noize’s 4hour collab set of banging electro and techno – fantastic. sunday we saw kasabian – who i have now vowed to listen to more – and the festival came to an end with firstly oasis, then passion pit, and finally A VERY TIRED PAIR OF LEGS that are currently still in a process of recoveryy….
CLARK – GROWLS GARDEN
PREVIOUSLY UNHEARD INTENSELY WOBBLY SQUELCHY BASSED OUT KANJI KINETIC SHIT!!!!!PLUS SOME STUFF YOU MAY HAVE ALREADY HEARD!!!SUPPORT THIS MAN!!!!!
DAVID LEWIS – WHEN YOU’RE NOT HERE (KANJI KINETIC REMIX)
mindless self indulgence – cocaine & toupees (kanji kinetic refixxx)
watching arthouse films with my daughter – brb (kanji kinetic remix)
KANJI KINETIC – THE BUFFALO
girljoy – clip (kanji kinetic remix)
troublevision/superfilth residents and all time supreme badmen oli d.a.b and robin provide us with another stormer of a bongoed and bleeped out zulu t-party mix HERE!!!!
ALL NEW !!! OH DEAR DEAR DEARY ME!!!!
HARD SUMMER X JACK BEATS MIXTAPE!!!
1. Jack Beats- U.F.O
2. L-Vis 1990- United Groove
3. Hard House Banton- Sirens
4. Trevor Loveys- Organ Grinder (The Counts Big B-Morgan Remix)
5. Boy 8 Bit- A City Under Siege
6. Hockey- Song Away (Jack Beats Anger Management Remix)
7. Project Bassline- In da VIP
8. Jack Beats- Get Down VIP
9. Proxy- Raven (Crookers Remix)
10. Diplo & Blaqstarr- Get Off (Jack Beats Remix)
11. Fake Blood- Mars (Style of eye Remix tool)
12. Sharkslayer- So Sincere (Renaissance Man Remix)
13. Jack Beats- Labyrinth
14. MJ Cole- AO (Zed Bias Wind- Up Mix)
15. Herve & Jack Beats- Rainstick W/ Major Lazer- When you hear the bassline (Ft. Miss thing) acapella
16. Duck Sauce- Your Nasty
GO TO CHEW THE FAT ON THE 31st *** Z-SHED HOST A BLISTERING ROOM2 LINEUP *** RESO *** PIRATE SOUNDSYSTEM *** SQUIRE OF GOTHOS *** AND MORE ************************
and finally – an absolute beast fresh from party like us records champion B RICH!!!! so so so bubbly and insane – ENJOY!!!