Archive for November, 2009

Mr. Roboto

Friday, November 20th, 2009

During during a enjoyable late-night musical trawl beginning somewhere near Chicago and petering out between Toto and a Meatloaf ballad, I found Styx floating on the horizon in their own conceptual world with this early-80s synth-rock romp:

Styx – Mr. Roboto

A Winter Warmer

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Back in the mists of time, I came into possession of an old 12″ called Goin’ Steady.  The K-Tel era compilation of random tracks from the 50s and 60s was rounded off by the lovely Theme From A Summer Place by Percy Faith and his orchestra.  I’ve embedded a YouTube version here; I’ve gone for my favourite slower, recorded version rather than the live 1960 version or the bizarre 1976 waka-waka disco version.

Percy Faith – Theme From A Summer Place

Hardcore Lives! Digital 011 Released

Monday, November 16th, 2009

HCLD011 Cover

Hardcore Lives! – the hardcore breaks record label that I shuffle pixels for regularly – are going to be releasing their 11th digital release within a few hours or so.  Yup, it’s not even out yet – this makes this announcement  – deep breath – an exclusive!

DJ L.A.B. is a new addition to the HCL Digital stable, and only had the briefest of listens has affirmed that the usual HCL crisp breaks are in residence alongside the large basslines and an accomplished sense of production that sands off the rough edges of early old-skool.  Millenium-era trance fans will be pleased to know that a certain Sarah McLachlan vocal lays the foundations for Release The Silence, while Anti-Bass Neighbourhood‘s ragga stylings will please the jump-up teenager in you.

The HCLD011 release will be at Hardcore Lives! Records very soon…

AFK : Love Gemma

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

This is a lovely little tune by CatComplex which I find myself listening to quite a lot recently.  “Pleasant” is a good word to describe it.  As is “Italian”.

CatComplex – Love Gemma

AFK : Curses!

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Moss Man is an old favourite of mine from the office stereo.  The same MP3 of it that made it onto my player sometime around 2007 is still there now, and it appeared on shuffle just as I arrived home the other night.

Curses! – Moss man