Thursday, 26 May 2016

I could watch this for hours...

...oh is that the time?

Cabane ft. Kate Stables and Bonnie Prince Billy - Wooden Home

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The Libertines - Live @L'Olympia Paris (9/3/16)

The Delaney
Heart of the Matter
Fame and Fortune
Boys in the Band
The Milkman's Horse
What Katie Did
Anthem for Doomed Youth
The Man Who Would Be King
You're My Waterloo
Gunga Din
Can't Stand Me Now
Death on the Stairs
Time for Heroes
The Good Old Days
La Marseillaise
(Claude-Joseph Rouget de l'Isle cover) (accapella)
Music When the Lights Go Out
Up the Bracket
What a Waster
Don't Look Back Into the Sun / Tell the King

Monday, 23 May 2016

Skepta - Man

Nicolas Winding Refn: society has become necrophiliac as the internet merges death and beauty

Drone Bomb Me

No. Not a Rough Trade signing circa 82

Erich Consemüller, Marcel Breuer and his "harem" (from left to right: Marta Erps-Breuer, Katt Both and Ruth Hollos-Consemüller), ca. 1927
Weimar Classics Foundation
The photo, taken by Consemüller, a student and photographer at the Bauhaus, captures the junior master Marcel Breuer around 1927. The title of the picture refers to the women standing next to him as Breuer’s ‘harem’. The women appear self-confident, with cool gazes and tousled shocks of short hair, and in modern dress. Marcel Breuer is looking at his companions sceptically, with his arms crossed. These are ‘my’ women?!
The title expresses the precise opposite of what the photo itself shows – the modernity, emancipation, equality, or even superiority, of the women in it. The actual date of the photo is hard to judge from their haircuts and clothing. It could just as well have been made in the 1980s, when women’s emancipation was reaching new heights.
Marcel Breuer is looking at the Bauhaus women disconcertedly, with a distanced gaze and a dismissive posture. From 1925 to 1928, Breuer headed the carpentry workshop at the Bauhaus as a junior master. The women shown include Breuer’s wife Martha Erps (left) and Ruth Hollós, the wife of the photographer. The architect Katt Both is standing in the middle. The viewer is caught by the penetrating gazes of Both and Erp. Ruth Hollós-Consemüller, by contrast, seems to be suppressing laughter as she looks towards the photographer (her husband). The photo’s title may possibly have been given to it when they were examining the final product later and someone jokingly remarked that the women were apparently Breuer’s ‘harem’. But what is the role played by Marcel Breuer in the harem? Is he its sultan/patriarch or eunuch/superintendent? In the role-play, Breuer seems to be looking at the women to check that they are properly spruced up. Erich Consemüller’s photo once again reflects the modern basic feeling and relaxed fun that were characteristic of the Bauhaus.
Marcel Breur & the Women of  Bauhaus

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Lee Perry - Live @Vivid (Sydney Opera House 11/6/09) *Live Mix by Adrian Sherwood

Roast Fish & Cornbread/Exodus

The other day I found this excellent recording on an old hard drive with absolutely no recollection of ever hearing it before or indeed where I got it from.
I remember at the time being somewhat pissed off that Scratch and Adrian were only doing the one show in Sydney and not coming down here to Melbourne as I think Adrian's previous working visit was the Audio Active/Tackhead/Mark Stewart & The Maffia 'Out of Control' tour that Mambo promoted in the mid nineties.
I recorded the Melbourne Zu-Zu's gig which I must try and grab out of storage one day.
This is a couple of hours well spent
Get the full recording

Adrian Sherwood - On-U Sound Radio Show (Carhartt WIP Radio 5/16)

This month Carhartt WIP Radio is bringing you a show by Adrian Sherwood and his legendary label On-U Sound. During a career of more than 30 years, Sherwood produced and remixed artists such as Lee "Scratch" Perry, Primal Scream, Depeche Mode or Einstürzende Neubauten amongst others. His label On-U Sound, formed in 1980, is worldwide known for cutting edge releases that are rooted somewhere between dub, experimental, Reggae, Post-punk and electronica. Furthermore many On-U Sound releases greatly influenced the sounds of today like ambient and techno. Recently many On-U Sound records of artists and collectives like African Head Charge, Singers & Players or Bim Sherman got re-released and Sherwood himself produced, dubbed and released contemporary bands like the Japanese trio Nisennenmondai. For Carhartt WIP Radio Adrian Sherwood tuned in a mix that grooves between the past, present and future of On-U Sound.
Ghetto Priest - Slave State (feat. Junior Delgado) [from forthcoming album "Slave State"]
Mark Stewart - Awidk [unreleased]
Nisennenmondai - 3 [from the newly released album "#N/A"]
Ital Horns with Dub Syndicate - Metropolis [from unreleased album "Blow The Man Down"]
Cha Cha - Dub No Frontiers (Excerpt) [unreleased]
Roots Manuva - Hit It (Alternative Version) [from current album "Bleeds"]
Dub Syndicate - Wadada (feat. Prince Far I) [from the 1991 album "Stoned Immaculate"]
Congo Natty - UK Allstars In Dub (Adrian Sherwood Remix) [from current album "Jungle Revolution In Dub"]
Coldcut/Adrian Sherwood feat. Junior Reid, Elan & Lee Perry [forthcoming project] - Divide And Rule
L.S.K. - Way Of The World [unreleased]
Denise Sherwood - Ghost Heart [unreleased]
Junior Delgado - None Shall Escape [unreleased classic version on "Masters of Deception" rhythm]
Missing Brazilians - Quicksand Beach Party [1981 original from the album "Warzone" reissue and also available on the Trevor Jackson compiled "Science Fiction Dancehall Classics"
Adrian Sherwood - Starship Bahia [from the album "Survival and Resistance"]
Adrian Sherwood Interview

Saturday, 21 May 2016

And the worst remix of the year award goes to...

...Anton Newcombe bastardising Primal Scream's '100% or Nothing'

Friday, 20 May 2016


Laurence Jenkins
Nobody Likes Reverse Centaur

I Am The Upsetter

LSP poster and slipmat and more available HERE

Black Ark in Lego: Lee 'Scratch' Perry’s Famed Studio Recreated

The Unlimited Destruction


LSP designs by New Analog

Queen of Parts


Thursday, 19 May 2016

Black Cab - Howler Melbourne (6/5/16) REMASTERED

Closing Ceremomy
Combat Boots
Kornelia Ender
Sexy Polizei
Photos: Gennady Revzin
Tapetweaking from my original handheld Tascam recording by Andrew from the band


Australia's disgraceful inhumanity to people seeking asylum

Journey into an Invisible War

The story of how Israeli settlements continue to spread into Palestinian territory despite international opposition

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Fred Giannelli - Hotel Chelsea Atmosphere

36 Bloody Years Ago

Sunday, 15 May 2016


Hillsborough is an in-depth, moving account of Britain's worst sporting disaster, in which 96 men, women and children were killed, hundreds injured and thousands traumatised. Beginning with that fateful day, 15 April 1989, the film details the horror of the tragedy, told through the experiences of those directly involved: fans, survivors, family members and police officers. Many speak publicly for the first time.
It captures the horror of the crush on the terraces, revealing the prejudices held by the police towards football fans. It exposes the police commanders' abject failure in leadership as the tragedy unfolded, and their deceit and determination to deflect responsibility for their failures in crowd management onto those who survived.
The documentary exposes the lack of dignity shown to bereaved families as they arrived in Sheffield to identify their loved ones laid out in body bags on a gymnasium floor. It considers the impact of the orchestrated vilification of fans in the media and, as a consequence, their public condemnation. By interviewing those involved, it recounts the 27-year campaign for justice fought on behalf of the 96 who died

Saturday, 14 May 2016

New Autechre

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Death by GPS

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Empathy For The Devil


Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Planting Seeds: Back To The Ballroom

Dirtmusic - Black Gravity

Hugo Race: The Storm Breaking
Dirtmusic - Red Dust

Hugo Race in conversation with Mark Mordue (Wheeler Centre Melbourne 31/3/16)

Here's Mark's review of 'Road Series'. More of Hugo's writing can be found here.
It's funny I used to go and see The Wreckery when I first came out to Australia in the mid eighties but I never really followed his career. Got to say I am very impressed with his writing and in fact even went down to my local bookshop to order Road Series after reading the review

Monday, 9 May 2016

True Testimonial

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Sunday Morning Coming Down Mix

1. Ryuichi Sakamoto - Dying
2. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Investigation
3. Tom Cora - Hibou Perdu (Lost Owl)
4. Alfred Schnittke - 'Sabran' Je Pesen Sikh, Gde Karhdyj Stikhby
5. Martin Duffy - Hymn
6. St. Kilda - You Are In Every Dream
7. Hamlet Gonashvili - Berikatsi Var
8. The Tsinandali Choir - Kaxuri Mravaljamieri
9. John Martyn - Small Hours (Instrumental)

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Black Cab - Live @Howler Melbourne (6/5/16)

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An absolutely magnificent gig last night which totally made up for Thursday night's technical difficulties. Tedious? Not when it works...


Thursday, 5 May 2016

Two nights of Black Cab at Howler tonight and tomorrow

Friday is sold out but there are still a few tickets left for tonight

Taking Black Cab from Shepparton to Europe

Prince and Kendrick Lamar Live @Paisley Park (2015)

Let Me Take You To The Empty Place: An Incomplete Story of Peter Laughner and Television (Slight Return)

Blue Can Doo Mix

1. Anne Briggs - Highlodge Hare
2. Bridget St John - Ask Me No Questions
3. Linda Perhacs - Parallelograms
4. Dot Allison - Montague Terrace (In Blue)
5. Judee Sill - The Kiss
6. Gillian Welch - I Dream A Highway
7. Kendra Smith - She Brings The Rain
8. Glissando - Floods
9. Freida Abtan - Creeping Ivy
10. Ruby Throat - My Head
11. Rosa Yemen - Herpes Simplex
12. Geraldine Fibbers - You Doo Right
An early morning all female vocal mix as daybreak hits Melbourne

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Radiohead - Burn The Witch

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

The Mutant Zoo - Lovebirds

Global Mix #1

A mix of musical styles though predominantly north African.
After opening aptly on this Sunday morning with Baaba Maal's 'Call to Prayer' we find ourselves 'tranceported' by music from both the mountains and medinas of Maroc, by the psychedelic sounds coming from the Congo in the mid seventies and by the present-time desert blues of Tinariwen and Group Inerane.
From Algeria by way of Paris, London and New York to the Ju-Ju lands of Nigeria.
1. Baaba Maal - Call To Prayer
2. African Head Charge - God Is Great
3. Akure Wall - Oyindamola
4. Okay Temiz - East Breeze
5. The Invaders of The Heart - Bomba
6. Rachid Taha - Barra Barra
7. Group Inerane - Kuni Majagani
8. Tinariwen - Cler Achel
9. King Sunny Ade - Ja Funmi
10. Joujouka with Ornette Coleman - Snippet #1
11. Maleem Mahmoud Ghania w/ Pharaoh Sanders - Mahraba
12. Gnawa Music of Marrakesh - Toura Toura Tour Kelilah No. 2
13. Joujouka with Ornette Coleman - Snippet #2
14. Udokotela Shange Namajah - Sobabamba (We Will Get Them)
15. Le Super Borgou de Parakou - Congolaise Benin Ye
16. Basokin ft. Mi Amor - Malume
Originally posted on this blog seven and a half years ago with a slight reworking this morning
If this compilation doesn't want to make you dance barefoot under the sky then you are already dead

Grey Day Mix

1. Conemelt - Dronemelt
2. Lokai - Taora Atoll
3. Daryl Hall - Urban Landscape
4. Ollie Olsen - Scum Moon
5. Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto - Halo
6. Demdike Stare - Forest of Evil (Dawn)
7. The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation - A Bad Trip/A Place For Fantasies/Murder Amongst Mannequins
8. Nadja/Black Boned Angel - I
9. Mokira - Ode To The Ode To The Street Hassle

Sunday, 1 May 2016

RIP Phil Ryan

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Friday, 29 April 2016

Land of the free