Monday, February 8, 2010

February Podcast - Not Squares

Continuing with our new monthly series, Not Squares deliver a gorgeous mix of left-field dance, afro-beat, Turkish folk and classic dub. Not Squares have been written about enough times here for me not to have once again describe their explosive brand of space-punk. If you don't know, I suggest you check them out here, here, here or here and then wrap your ears around this mix to see what inspires these three artful eejits.

Not Squares - DEFORMacast:
1. Tussle - TRansparent C
2. Yes - Long Distance Runaround
3. Adebisi SHank - Oyasumi
4. Coconut - Conservad El Rayo
5. In Flagranti - Brash & Vulgar
6. Alèmayèhu Eshèté - Tèrèdtchéwalèhu
7. Chancha Via Circuito - Calzada
8. Food For Animals - Swampy (Summer Jam)
9. Patrick Kelleher - He Had To Sleep Sometime (Skinny Wolves Nite Terrors RMX)
10.Growing - Reconstruction
11.Volt? - City of Wires/Raindance
12.Selda - Yaz Gazeteci Yaz
13.Barry's Electric Workshop - Three Horn Joy
14.Bumblebee Unlimited - Lady Bug (I Just Wanna Be Your Lady Bug) (12" Version)
15.Burning Spear - I and I Survive (Slavery Days)

Thanks to the boys for taking the time to do this.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Everyday People Festival/Deformative DJsssss

Tomorrow at the Penny Black - a one day queer and experimental music festival from the people behind Albert’s Basement and the Spill Collective, showcasing subversive Melbourne superstars of alternative/experimental music, visual and performance art. In exciting news, I'll be teaming up with Pat from Caught Ship to DJ the back stage from 8-915. Expect to hear the likes of Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Crazy Gang, Amnesie, Black Devil Disco Club, Bottin and maybe some less gay stuff depending on how drunk we get. There are a bunch of other cool bands playing who you can see on the poster but I'm most excited about catching vocal-loop artiste Always for the first time, he's on right after us, yeo!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Kap Bambino - Newtown Workers Club - Tomorrow

The really rather good French electro duo, Kap Bambino, are playing the Newtown Workers Club tomorrow night. Although weirdly for an overseas act that I'm sure a lot of people in Melbourne would be interested in seeing, there has been absolutely zero promotion for this gig. The reasons for this I don't know but I hope there is a good crowd because I hear they put on a fun show and it sucks for a band to come all this way to play to handful of people. As for who is supporting - again, no-one seems to know! Anyway, it's only 15 bucks and I'll be having a boogy down the front if you feel like joining me.

Not Squares - Asylum Video

Fantastic and rather hilarious new video from Belfast thrash-dance maestros, Not Squares. Shot on in a freezing studio over one of the coldest festive periods on record for the city - almost certainly aided with some of this - this video in some way encapsulates a joyful, unpretentious and drunken Belfast party scene. Asylum will be released as a split single along with the riotous Bi Ka Na by the Richter Collective on the 1st March. Not Squares podcast coming soon too...

Not Squares - Asylum from Bright Stem on Vimeo.