Archive for June, 2010

There May Be Glory Ahead

Friday, June 11th, 2010

There’s a World Cup on, y’know.  I approve of this particular World Cup song because – among other things – it contains brass, silly moustaches, ukuleles and a kazoo.

Dulwich Ukelele Club – There May Be Glory Ahead

(via The Londonist)

Your Music Is Killing Me

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Not what most people say when they see my record collection, but instead an oldish album title track by The Young Punx.   Appearing in video form on their free “digital boxset”, Get To Know The Young Punx, it showcases their genre-hopping style and has a corking Q*Bert-inspired video.  Today’s pick, then.

The Young Punx – Your Music Is Killing Me

If You Do, I Do Too

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

There’s a lot of music out there – I dredge through hours of podcasts, on average, every day.  Occasionally one track pops up and makes me grin from ear to ear from start to finish. If You Do, I Do is one of those, discovered via The Young Punx podcast late on a Friday while glaring at some errant code after a week in the office.

What could be better – or more unexpected – than a Japanese, slightly-too-fast, scratch-filled, electro-house reworking of Pomp and Circumstance (also known as Land of Hope and Glory to you ‘orrible lot)?  Answers on a postcard, but only after you’ve been struck agog by what Armand Van Helden’s Koochy would sound like if it gatecrashed the Last Night of the Proms.

Fantastic Plastic Machine – If You Do, I Do

The Second Coming

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Christ, what an interesting few months that was.  Anyway, back once again as normal(ish) service is resumed with another Hardcore Lives! Records submission.  This has been out for a while now, but being trapped in a cage has prevented its emergence here.

So here you have it: 26 MP3 files spanning a pick of the last few Hardcore Energy compilations (we’re up to 7 now – blimey), with their own special cover and a ringing endorsement from a man who just can’t let go of those mid-90s memories – me.

Hardcore Energy 2 – The Second Coming

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