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Monday, 31 August 2009

THE BIG FOUR

Enclosed are four of my favourite tracks from the four best albums of August. *Unfortunately I have been sent to the naughty corner for posting links to download these fabulous songs for free. Whack them into youtube and you should find them*. No further explanations or mentioning of Ashe Palmer are needed in this post.

Calvin Harris - The Rain
Simian Mobile Disco - 10000 Horses Can't Be Wrong
Arctic Monkeys - Potion Approaching
The xx - Night Time

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Tom Maddicott - Interview and new single.

If you're a Bath-onian, or a music lover - Tom Maddicott is a name you should already know, and if you don't know, you soon will. Tom is a man with both thumbs deep into the music industry pie, having worked with Annie Mac, Erol Alkan, featured on Radio 1's 'Essential Mix'...and has established his own very successful night 'Metripolis' in the infamous Moles club in Bath which has featured some top DJs in the past, and is set to feature many more in the future.

Well, over here at 'The Smoothest Gooch' have we got a treat for you! McMess and myself have persuaded the lovely Tom Maddicott to do an interview for us! This is not only an official world exclusive, but the first interview for us [of many more] over at the Smoothest Gooch! Let's get cracking. Check out Tom's new single 'Ravor' at the bottom of the interview, one poundingly siicck track, with some sweet and quirky visuals.


Denzi: So Tom, I hear on the grapevine that you played Lovebox recently getting the crowd geared up for Simian Mobile Disco, how was that? What bangers you crank out to the masses?

Tom:Yeah it was an amazing gig , really cool festival with a mental crowd. Playing big festie's you have to bung in a few more tunes that they'll know so i dropped stuff like a cheeky chem bros bootleg which went down a storm. Who's there by Riton and Primary one went down well as did some new stuff by popoff and proxy plus i tested out some new tunes of my own which luckily rocked it.

McMess: We like to think we're a little bit hip and in with the scene; we've both been to some incredible gigs and seen a vast list of fantastic acts. What is the best set you have ever witnessed?

Tom: Depends if you're talking live or Dj . Live i've seen incredible gigs by people like Prince , The Cure , Primal Scream , The Pixies , Daft Punk . DJ wise though it's definately Erol Alkan - probably the only dj who consistently blows my mind everytime i see him.

Prince - Nothing Compares 2 U (Arizona 2004)

Denzi: Ok, let's get out your darkest secrets....What was your first CD ever purchased, and your most beloved album of all time?

Tom: Well it wasn't a CD but first album i ever bought was Kings of the Wild Frontier by Adam and the Ants . Favourite is a bit harder but Bowie's Ziggy Stardust , Prince's Sign of the times , Saint Etienne's Fox Base Alpha , Pixies Doolittle , Throwing Muses the real ramona and Daft Punk's Homework are just some of my faves.

Denzi: Tom. Every DJ has a one shocker of a night in their career, believe me, I've had plently. (Kidding!...but seriously I have problems with the CD Eject button when I'm pissed!). Would you kindly enlighten our readers to your worst experience as a DJ?

Tom: I've had plenty as well , usually involving being booked for somewhere totally unsuitable where i get r'n'b requests all night! Through my own fault though it has to be when i was still playing vinyl and took the needle off the deck that was playing in front of 2000 people . Funny afterwards but at the time mortifying.

McMess: Picture this: you're getting phonecalls and texts flying in left, right and centre from all sorts of musicians asking you to produce their new record - it's all kicking off big time! Whose dotted line do you sign upon? Whose record do you produce, Tom?

Tom: Here's some great new acts coming through who i'd love to produce - people like Fenech Soler (who i've just remixed) , In Flagranti and the Young Fathers . If we're talking fantasy scenario though it would be Prince , Missy Elliot or Queens of the Stone Age.

McMess: We're sort of semi-obsessed with finding the perfect remixes, trawling through blog after blog. Are there any recent tracks released you'd love to have a pop at to make us both very sweaty, dancing men?

Tom: Yeah i think something like the Arctics Crying Lightning could have a huge mix built around that riff - would be fun but i think unlikely. Would also love to have a go at some of the Beyond the Wizards sleeve stuff.

McMess: Metripolis, is your night in the infamous Moles club in Bath. What steps did you go through to establish it?

Tom: Basically i just convinced the club i could pack it out every month as there was nothing else like it in Bath and then i went and booked all the dj's i really wanted to play with which is still pretty much the formula today. Simple but effective.

McMess: Personally, I think Annie Mac is a bit saucy. Earlier this year you did a set alongside her in Bath's very own Moles club last year, which got everyone it town very excited indeed. What was she like to work with? Did she smell of roses? Did she look even more radiant in real life?

Tom: She's great - she was our resident in 2007 and so i've played with her loads and she's always lovely and radiant! She's always been really supportive of the stuff i do and picked me for a radio1 essential mix so i owe her a lot. Doesn't always smell of roses after a 2 hour set in a sweaty club though i would imagine, but i don't know as i don't tend to go round sniffing our guests!!!




Denzi: So, you are known for having some big names at metripolis so far...including 'The Subs', 'Erol Akan', 'Tom Neville', 'Annie Mac', 'Deekline', Freestylers', 'Grum', as well as others. What have you got lined up for the latter half of this year and next year? Any big names?

Tom: We've got some huge stuff - Fake Blood , Erol and Annie coming back , Kris Menace , Groove Armada and loads more i'm waiting for confirmation on.

Denzi: Right. Let's talk business. You have new EP telling out, this is exciting times Mr Maddicott!Would you be so kind to tell us and our readers all about it?

Tom: Yeah it's called the Ravor ep and is coming out on Gung-Ho recordings at the beginning of October . The 2 tracks are Ravor which is built around a huge riff and bumping bassline - i've included the youtube link to the video for you - and the second is an acidic banger called Lord of Loud . I've also got a track i did with Tom Neville called Suspirience coming out soon as well as a new tune , Boomstick , and several remixes. Fingers crossed people will like them but we've had some really cool feedback so far which is good.







McMess: Finally, we love a good packet of crisps. If we gave you 50 pence with strict instructions to spend on your favourite pack, what would you go for?

Tom: Gotta be Roast Beef Monster Munch or salt and vinegar Walkers.

Denzi and McMess: Cheers Tom.


finit.

You can check Tom out at his myspace. Or catch him at his signature nights 'Metripolis' or 'RAARGH' at Moles club.

Friday, 28 August 2009

Mike Skinner and Pat Sharp.

Alrite pals. Just a short post for two massive choons.

The first one I'm chucking your way is a dubstep remix by Marco Del Horno of 'Slow Song' by Mike Skinner off 'the Streets', and 'Giggs', who is a south London mixtape man. It's banging. Some great bouncey wubs in there, whilst keeping the bliss of the chorus from Skinner's fine London voice.

Mike Skinner and Giggs - Slow Song (Marco del Horno remix)


The remix was so good, they made a edited a new video for it.




Next up, Pat Sharpe's 'Funhouse' remixed by 16Bit, which I posted ages ago. Well...It's amazingly sick, and very innovative with some lovely sampling......with added disgusting darkness.

16Bit - Funhouse <---------Denzi higly recommends.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Mike Longman.

Major Lazer "Pon De Floor" from Eric Wareheim on Vimeo.


Check this video out. Major Lazer is going to be BIGG this year, and this FRESSSHH video is amazing. Pon De Floor is a cracking choon, and deserves amazing backing from the public.

This is for my homie Mike Longman.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

August Bumper pack from Denzi.

Right. Only 5 performances of being a frog then I'm out of Scottyland, the place of shit internet reception and shit weather. And, where the fuck is McMess? When I'm working my ass off in Scottyland for fuck all money, he's sitting on his ass, either wanking, or taking a break from wanking until the next wank. Cheers pal. No hard feelings. Scotland rudeness or swearing hasn't rubbed off on me I think you'd notice.

Here's a lovely picture of me as a frog that some randomer put of me on Flikr.



Anyway, to the bumper pack. I recommend you download all of these songs, for they are the cream of the crop which I've sorted for you.


Good artist...shit song....Well played remix.

Prodigy - Take me to the Hospital (Rusko Remix)

Check out Rusko's myspace here, and see if you catch him somewhere. Check out this video of him at Dour Festival. Man he looks cool.




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Neeexxxt up we have a producer I've never heard of by the name of by the name of 'Downlink'. I can't find too much about the chap, but a track on youtube called 'Android' someone commented upon it:

'This is so dirty it makes me wanna strangulate little panda bears by their own intestines and then dance darkstep on their rotten carcasses kek'
- Thanks 'Reaver2033' for your insightful comment. I would pretty much agree.

Or even better, we have username 'xiVi3NAC3' to thank:
'Dirtier than michael jacksons penis after penetrating madeline mcann.'

Anyway, download this track for some disgustingly michael jackson's body getting raped by a panda Dubstep.

Downlink - Against the Machines


Here's another picture of me as a frog. This time it's black and white.




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Number 3, short and sweet. Chase and Status changing things up like usual in the dubstep world. Using guitars instead of wub synths. Interesting. Check it.

Nneka - Heartbeat (Chase & Status We Just Bought A Guitar Remix)

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Check the last post, the Boys Noize video 'Jeffer'...like it? Well, here it is in lucious mp3 gloryness.

Boys Noize - Jeffer

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Number 4 my beautys'. Nice and simple, know Fake Blood and Calvin Harris, get on it - It's pleasant enough. Radio 1 probably plays it alot.


Calvin Haris - Ready for the Weekend (Fake Blood remix)


Did you know that Fake Blood was part of the wiseguys, who made the song 'Ooh Lala' ages ago? I find this very hard to believe this. Read about it here.


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Fan of Deadmau5 and Kaskade's 'I Remember'? To be honest, it hasnt been the hit I thought it was going to be this summer - which is surprising. Wickaman and J Majik work their DnB magic with this great choon (see what I did there!?). Beautiful remix.

Deadmau5 and Kaskade - I Remember (J Majik & Wickaman Remix)


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And Finally, Ibiza hit of the summer. This has got to be heard by your ears, wish I was out there this year getting off my face to this song.

Sydney Samson - Riverside



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Anyway, I've got shit loads more to post, so I'll do more soon as possible. But This post should keep you occupied for a while!

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Hoot's man!


Alreeeeeeeet there!! (scottish accent). Denzi posting here all the way from Edinburgh to all you lovely cunts. Been busy doing a musical as a frog,turkey,gay goose and swan innit. As the saying goes, 'If you're in a musical, you are a real man'. Or as the saying doesn't go 'If you're in a musical, you are a real man'.
Anyways, I've found abit more bandwidth to download tracks with, so I'm progressively getting up to date with the last week and a half of my life I missed.
Just check this out.
Out on September 25th is Boys Noize newwww LP, Power (Schnitzel). And this is a track from the album which frankly tickles both the balls in my sack.
Also, some dude dances his ass off to the song which also tickles my balls.
Check this out, It's an amazing track and I want to find out where to download it pronto.

Jeffer-Boys Noize (youtube vid blaad)



Peas from Edinburgh Fringe!

Sunday, 2 August 2009

A workman always blames his tools.


The image above shows a machine that I have absolutely no idea how to operate. Fantastic news, especially when last night I was faced with the task of DJing with it (after about 8 beers). No problem. Having only played around on Denzi's proper gear i.e. Pioneer CDJ 1000s, cueing up tracks and setting bpms seemed pretty much impossible on this piece of junk. Thus, my anticipated set comprised of dubstep for only ten or so minutes. Dubstep? Yes, you heard me right. A genre I'm not particularly fond of, but due to a constant, daily bombardment of bullying from the usual suspects, I buckled to peer pressure (Ashe Palmer style) and was forced to poison the speakers and ruin the night. Biggest personal highlight was when, whilst pressing as many buttons on the machine as physically possible, I managed to loop a 2 second segment of 'Cockney Thug' over and over and over again. However, the news is: I've been converted and I really rather enjoyed it. Subsequently, I've put together a shortish mix of (what would have been) the first half an hour of my set last night, comprised entirely of only the finest, hand picked, organic, be good to yourself rub-a-dub-dubstep. Ch-ch-ch-ch-check it:

McMess - Hackney

Tracklist
Vangelis - Blade Runner Main Theme
The Streets - Blinded By The Lights (Nero Remix)
Nero - This Way
Chase & Status - Eastern Jam
TC - Where's My Money? (Caspa Remix)
Rusko - Cockney Thug
Caspa - Cockney Violin
Ellie Goulding - Starry Eyed (Jakwob Remix)
Benny Page & Zero G - Panpipes
Prodigy - Breathe (Numbernin6 Remix)
Nero - Something Else
Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U