Tuesday, February 01, 2011


New feature (yawn! oi!): records I buy and why.

Eddie Johns\George Duke – More Spell On You\I Love You More 7”

I bought it because: they are original versions of the tracks sampled by Daft Punk for “One More Time” and “Digital Love” and they are damn good.

Breakwater\Edwin Birdsong – Release The Beast\Cola Bottle Boy 7”

I bought it because: they’re more original versions of Daft Punk sampled tunes. The basis for “Robot Rock” and "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger".

Gorillaz – White Flag 10”

I bought it because: it’s the best track on the, pretty lame, Plastic Beach LP. Has a superb Arabian flavoured orchestral intro. Limited to 1000 for Record Store Day 2010

Oriol – Night And Day 2xLP

I bought it because: it was one of the best albums of 2010. Future beats with plenty of melody and funk – recommended if you don’t know it already.

Dro Carey – Venus Knock EP 12”

I bought it because: it was supposed to be limited to 200 copies in a hand-stamped cover, from Will Bankhead’s The Trilogy Tapes label. It’s also very good in an original, experimental beats stylee.

PRODUCER #1 – Various 2xLP

I bought it because: Fat City have good form and the hook-ups are sweet. MF Dooooom! Plus it was only £10.99 from Amazon for a double LP with free P+P.

Lafayette Afro Rock Band – Soul Makossa LP

I bought it because: there are some righteous tunes on there, including Hihache and Voodounon. Samples, samples, samples.

Tensnake In The House EP1 – Various 12”

I bought it because: Coma Cat is my house tune of 2010 and this 12” only cost me £4.99 from HMV inc P+P.

Goose – Words Remixes 12”

I bought it because: of a chance hearing. The Living Islands Tropical Doom mix sounds like late 80’s\early 90’s proto-trance (aka 808 State)

Imagination - Just An Illusion (Lindstrom Remixes) 12”

I bought it because: it was only £3.99 from Juno.co.uk, it has the original AND 2 Lindstrom mixes. Bonusk!

Ramadanman – Appleblim Void 23 EP 12”

I bought it because: the Carl Craig mix destroys it! Why is it so expensive though? £8.99? Really?

Peter Broderick and Johan G Winther – Re:Create Series Vol 1 7"

I bought it because: I’m a Broderick collector (groupie!). Limited to 350 copies and each is unique. Better to grab it now rather than regret it later when it’s sold out everywhere. Except eBay.

Rauelsson With Peter Broderick – Replica LP

I bought it because: of the same reasons above. However, the music of Rauelsson is something I’ve now been turned on to – very good.

Trophy Wife – Microlite 7"

I bought it because: they are one of the ‘next big things’ from Oxford. The A and B sides are awesome and will undoubtedly be in my Top 10 tracks of 2011 and we’re only just into February.

How To Dress Well – Love Remains LP

I bought this because: I wanted the original Lefse Records version rather than the Tri-Angle release. It was cheaper ordering from Lefse themselves and they gave me downloads of the album and a compilation of artist tracks from their roster – all excellent.

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Not many then :0/ I reckon I'll keep on top of them from now on, so that was all of January's in one hit (half of them were birthday pressies too). And here's a little Spotify playlist for all the ones I could find - shizzle.

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