Saturday, May 16, 2009
bits to pieces
there are two new visual blogs i have started following recently. first up is surgeon's 'back in the grinder', where he takes random pics of different people, places and things from his travels. there is something kind of intimate i like about it. second is from the sandwell district boys, who have started a blog 'where next?' of 'influences, information, disinformation and photos/videos of sandwell gigs'. all very interesting (the pic on the left is an example).
it has been a while since i've posted some sets. time to change that. here are some of my recent favourites:
petar dundov @ air 4.4.09: this took place a few days before i arrived in tokyo. i am seriously pissed i missed it. a really beautifully crafted 2 hours of techno.
DEMF 2008: a couple of very special recordings from the festival last year. DBX live speaks for itself. as does deepchord live. a rare recording of a dj set from zip is further evidence of why he is one of the best, and most under-rated djs about, while this is one of the best sets from cassy i've heard in a while. there are other recordings from DEMF floating about but these are the creme, from what i've heard so far.
byetone @ mutek: if you aren't keeping up with the mutek 'casts, this is one that is worth grabbing. recorded back in 2000 but still sounds super fresh - evidence of how far ahead of the game the raster-noton guys have been.
dave siska - grey sky cracks: from the lovely 'sonic sunsets' page. the mix starts with fokewulf's totally awesome 'body heat' then just sets sail from there. the mix has a great sense of coherence in the feel of the records - 'retro-future analog visions' is the description they give for the mix. whatever. just give it a run (enjoying it as i type this).
peter van hoesen - ensoniq.fm mix: the hose knows. that simple. deadly stuff.
move d @ frei 8.5.09: great find by adriaan. regardless of move d's productions, one thing i have noticed is that his dj'ing has improved out of sight over the last year. the track selection has always been there, now the mixing is tighter. a lovely mix from d.
giorgio gigli - electronique 'cast: around the same time i was organising giorgio to do a ssg mix for us, this appeared and made me very glad he has agreed to do one for us too. this is a stunning mix - deep, timeless sounds.
now that i am a bit more of a free man i am looking at getting out to some more parties, and manchester has some beauties coming up. planning to go see marcel fengler and seldom felt play on the 23rd at the next erosion party. very excited to see ssg mixer fengler in the act, and keen to see what the unknown seldom felt guys are like (their records are top notch). also hoping i can make it the following week on the 29th to the faktion party with female and andy stott - both have been on my 'to see' list for a long time... with crews and events like these, i dont think i will be bothering with london much anytime soon!
ok, that is all from me. have a good weekend ssgs..