Wednesday, 20 July 2011


here's the second reedit born out of your brilliant obtuse minds. A totally different atmosphere, period and rework (less reconstruction, more beat addition-but still simplicity) than yesterday. some of you may be familiar with the original but I still found the band a bit underrated.


This comes courtesy of Mr C.C (He'll let me know if he wants the light to shine on his real name):

introduce yourself in one line?

amateur DJ, resident on Househusband radio.

A book we should read?

The last given by a good friend, Freelance by Philippe Garnier (Ps: one of my fave books of last year see here).

Your obvious forgotten cheesy record?

I'm not sure this will fit, and am sorry if they get offended, but Neeve by Woolfy vs Projections on Permanent Vacation...

An idea worth fighting for?

Tough question... Les droit des autres...

and a Playlist:

Valentin Stip - Gravels I & II [Clown and Sunset]
Deo & Z-man - Disabled on the dance floor [Opossum recordings]
Area - Tangled In [Steadfast Records]
Grauzone - Raum (ATA's extended mix) [Live At Robert Johnson]
Mark Boombastik & Eduardo Delgado Lopez - Arbeit [Shitkatapult]

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

WORTHY DIGGERS PART 1: shake sauvage

Here are the first edits emerging from the CD competition.

To put back in context, I ask followers of this blog to send me a track that they thought I should reedit. I picked up 7 out of... quite a lot.

They will not appear in 'quality order' but, as ever, according to my fickle 'gout du jour'.... they are from all styles (the really obscure to the obvious but missed) and proof that there are very very worthy diggers out there...

and let's start with : Shake Sauvage, who pointed me towards much more to this total masterpiece...

A few words about this treasure hunter (why would this be limited to 'famous' collectors???):

- introduce yourself in one line


- a book we should read ?

not a book to read but a movie to watch: '49th parallel' by michael powell (1941)

- favorite 'obvious but forgotten' cheesy record ?

not sure it fits in the category, but supertramp's self-titled debut (1970) first came to mind

- an idea worth fighting for

fighting? how do you do that?

-and a 5 records playlist?

autopilot - love is a process (1979)
barn owl - shadowland (2011)
gigi - maintenant (2009)
m√ľnchen - chaquiego (2010)
francesco tristano & moritz von oswald - auricle / bio / on (2008)

As for the record pointed out by Shake Sauvage, it is one of the best finds I've bumped into for ages, even better surely for those of you who speak Serb. I just did a bit of re-ordering, not much, a record entitled Between Two Drops of Sweat (How good is that for a title?) deserved as much respect as I'm able to have.

Brilliant lost gem. A massive thanks to Mr Sauvage then... More to come...


Tuesday, 12 July 2011

a fine night!!!!

Plastic People is the best small club in London, Huntleys & Palmers, who organize the night have obviously good taste and it is not that often that Tim and myself are given total musical freedom (and the hours needed to truly let go).

you may hear things like this, an IAFL edit that I may have already posted actually... but hey...


so we're looking forward to this IT'S A FINE LINE night, on this friday the 15th.

for more info and a few words, check the pretty cool H & P blog here.

but more importantly be there.

Huntleys & Palmers presents IAFL all nighter.
Plastic People. 10pm-3am.
147-149 Curtain Road, EC2A 3QE.

Sunday, 3 July 2011


LINK NOW VALID---------------

Hello all,

First a million thanks for all the propositions sent. Out of more than a hundred, the choice was not easy. I could not cut it to 5, 7 is the best I could do. Bending the rules...

As said before, it is not a judgment on the quality of the track but a simple reflection of my taste but also my mood. Who knows, in a few days, my pick could have been totally different.

So the winners get the cd. And I'll let them know if I plan to do an edit of their choice. If ever I decide to use a track sent by someone who did not win at this raffle, I will make sure he/she (do not think this is a blokey/anorakey world) gets a cd too, or something else.

all winners should have received a message but this gmx system is like a dinosaur so here you are in 'disguise'. if you have not received the email, just get back in touch:

Shake Sauvage
TM & his disco computer
Christophe Vaseline
Yann Toxic
J l'Obsede
Helin Peters
Charles et les Epinards

A special mention to MK who entered the game with a track that is actually on the CD. Acquired taste, but also shared taste...

here the track in question for you all: