Wednesday, 9 June 2010

The Booties

If you're around in Bath,UK, tommorow night, Tom Maddicott [Simian Mobile Disco personal DJ, and runner of Metripolis at Moles] and Bath's happiest chappy and great DJ, Graham S are launching their BRAND SPANKING NEW night at Celcius Night Club.....

The Booties is a night where pretty much anything goes and there's something for everyone within the boundaries of taste, which fortunately (or unfortunately), is subjective. The music policy pretty much entirely consists of bootlegs, mash ups and remixes. Tom & Graham have always done things a bit different which makes them stand out from the crowd a little but have always maintained a level of accessibility to their dancefloors.

The Booties starts remashing this Thursday 10th June at Celsius Ice Bar & Club at 10pm.

Also, here is a little taste of the evening summed up in a lovely tune:

Party Ben - Blau Romance (Lady Gaga VS Laidback Luke + Lee Mortimer + LA Riots)

Thursday, 3 June 2010

healthy grums, healthy heart

As we know bacon sarnies, Coco Pops, baked beans, more than a couple of pints, the pill, being small, being a woman and basically anything you can think of causes heart disease. Thankfully, scientists have reassured us there are two primary solutions to reduce risks. These solutions just so happen to be the two best things in life: sex and Grum. That's right, keeping young Graeme (pronounced Grum if you stink of Super T and piss) healthy keeps our hearts beating at 128bpm. Over the past 12 months aptly named pharmaceutical rookies Heartbeats and Grum have been working on a new drug named, funnily enough, as 'Heartbeats'; an antidote designed to kick heart disease right in the reproductive organs.

The first thing you'll notice about 'Heartbeats' is that it absolutely reeks of 1980s nostalgia. Imagine a cocktail of Patrick Swayze's armpits and Madonna's pants and you're only halfway there. It's like one of those potent stenches you just cannot get enough of; a strangely addictive scent that will hypnotically leave your eyes rolling into the top of your head for days on end.
With echoes of Alan Silvestri circa Flight of The Navigator, gorgeous opener 'Through the Night' is the immediate high you seek from Heartbeats, propelling us straight into an epic whirlwind of punchy disco-soul. This track has single handedly melted my iTunes.

Through The Night by Heartbeatsheartbeats

'Can't Shake This Feeling'; a fun, semi-rock-come-funk little number dusts away the cobwebs around my old man's knees and pumps pints of Ready Steady Go spunk back into his mind-boggling dance moves. Pete, welcome to 2010 Disco.
'Runaway' is like meeting up with a best mate you haven't seen in a while for a beer; to find he's generally sharper, faster and made only a couple of little tweaks to his already addictive personality.
Remember Bowie's mildly successful second single from Scary Monsters called 'Fashion'? Well, I don't but Graeme certainly does by doing a huge amount of justice on old Ziggy's track by revamping it for all the Gok Wans out there.

Fashion by Heartbeatsheartbeats

'Power' is twinned with the town of Techno and often turns up to a fancy dress party looking something along the lines of this.

What's evident over the last couple of years is that Grum's sound has progressed and lightened; directed more towards over-exciting the roller-disco enthusiasts as opposed to blowing up sound systems in underground Leeds with meaty originals such as 'Woah' or 'Go Back'. All the same, he has still managed to maintain some elements of what we might call 'old Grum' as the mourning synths of 'Cybernetic' confirm. Biasly I'm taking Grum's side of the argument if you were going to make critical comparisons between the repeated robotic 'cybernetic' vocal of this track and P-Thugg's vocodered 'not romantic/too dramatic' from Night By Night.

Self-entitled 'Heartbeats' pretty much epitomizes the album as a synonym of the 1980s, although I must admit I am more partial to Don Johnson's original.
Massively underrated Electric Youth feature on DatA-esque 'Turn It Up', a song that even Madonna wishes she could still do sweaty, raunchy aerobics to. I've got a funny feeling our neighbours wrote this one in regards to our music levels.

Turn It Up by Heartbeatsheartbeats

For over half an hour the pace of Heartbeats keeps the blood flowing as a far healthier and more stimulating substitute to Cheryl Cole sprinkled over some Shredded Wheat. It's at this point that it starts to mellow out and soothe into a beautiful come down.

"Slow, gentle and emotive" is not only a positive review credited to Herr Hitler in the sack but also one way of describing the waltzing 'Want U'. 'The Really Long One' is, as the name suggests, a bit too long for my taste. If you like this track then you're definitely going to like Grum's remix of Magistrates - Gold Lover.
'LA Lights' acts as a breezy, sombre alternative to the fast, exuberant nightdrive of opener 'Through The Night'.
Soaked in a fresh, summer punch of Air and subtle Daft Punk melodies 'Someday We'll Be Together' is a beautiful and fitting end to an album that is nothing shy of mesmeric brilliance.

Someday We'll Be Together by Heartbeatsheartbeats

Please make sure you buy the full album in all its glory from iTunes. When you do you will find yourself with a little encore-bonus-track-treat in the form of Runaway's little, oriental brother 'Transport'. Alternatively, if you're still into CDs pop on over to Amazon.

Grum's Heartbeats is certainly up there as one of my favourite albums of the year, comprised of standout individual songs that will undoubtedly sit firmly in my favourites of 2010.



So! Finished University now. How do you lot do it? I'm bored as hell already. I'll be meeting the rest of you graduates in the dole que next year down Hertford by the council builings right? Thought as much. Good things though, me and McMess now have more time for you slaggywags. And that makes me happier than a kid touching his first pair of tits. Ecstatic, to say the least. For now, during this next year and further from that - the Gooch will be getting bigger and expanding - so stay prepared. So, I've burnt all of my books over the last three years because who gives a fuck.

Oh yeah, and I've got some astounding tunes for you as a celebration.

Number one, and its a biggun. Alot of people have been waiting a long time for this release and here it is. Borgore's best release so far, in my opinion, absolutely complimentary dubs on top of Passion Pit's tune 'Sleepyhead'. This is definitely a dub classic for summer 2010.

Passion Pit - Sleepyhead (Borgore Remix) / ALT

Number two, and it's a VIP release from from Sub Focus under RAM records, the B side for Splash. Both mint tunes. The name Sub Focus is so hot at the moment, I'm sure you'll download it excusing whatever shit I write here.

Sub Focus - Coming Closer (VIP) / ALT

Number 3, another big anticipated release! You might have a 2.31 minute copy of 'Got 2 Know' by Flux Pavilion, but here's the release in it's full 5.50 amazingness. Did I mention this is an astounding tune? Well if I didn''s an astounding tune.

Flux Pavilion - Got 2 Know / ALT - REMOVED

And last, the legend who bought us such bangers such as Gold Dust and Hypercaine (before Nero did that banging remix of it), it's DJ Fresh. DJ Fresh goes straight to Dubstep with his single 'Fight', which is absolutely cracking work. Epic string goodness, mixed in with very original wubs - you want to slam this one in your set collection straight away.

DJ Fresh - Fight / ALT - REMOVED

Enjoy the sunshine twiggaz!