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James Blake Wins the 2013 Mercury Prize /…Accidentally introduced as ‘James Blunt’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2013 by dk

james-blake-James Blake won Great Britain’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize tonight for his album Overgrown in a ceremony that was held at the Roundhouse in London, England. The prize includes a check for £20,000 (a little over $32,000) and a trophy. Blake performed “Retrograde” at the ceremony earlier in the evening, and it was widely reported that he had been introduced accidentally as James Blunt.

The Mercury Prize honors the best British album over the past year, as chosen by a panel of music critics and industry insiders. The prize committee announced its shortlist of Albums of the Year in September.
Last year, the Mercury Prize went to Alt-J for their album, An Awesome Wave. Previous winners have included PJ Harvey for two LPs (Let England Shake and Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea), the xx for xx, Arctic Monkeys for Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not and Franz Ferdinand for their self-titled album.
The eligible Albums of the Year for 2013 were:

Arctic Monkeys, AM
David Bowie, The Next Day
James Blake, Overgrown
Jake Bugg, Jake Bugg
Disclosure, Settle
Foals, Holy Fire
Jon Hopkins, Immunity
Laura Marling, Once I Was an Eagle
Laura Mvula, Sing to the Moon
Rudimental, Home
Savages, Silence Yourself
Villagers, Awayland

(Via RollingStone)


The Naked And Famous Get Remixed by White Sea (Morgan Kibby of M83) – Free Download! Tour kicks off April 8th in Los Angeles!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2011 by dk



Getting the royal remix treatment, White Sea (a.k.a. Morgan Kibby from M83) has tackled The Naked And Famous’ first single Young Blood…the end result is an etherial 5 music musicial journey which definitely has the signature M83 sound that you know and love in there.

Download (wav. 73.40 MB) White Sea remixes Young Blood by The Naked And Famous

The band are also gearing up to hit the road with Foals and Freelance Whales this spring in support of their debut album Passive Me, Aggressive You, out now on Universal/Republic. Kicking off the tour on April 8th in Los Angeles, the band will play two headlining shows with support from Unknown Mortal Orchestra at the Echoplex before joining up with Foals and Freelance Whales on April 11th in Seattle.

Here are the tour dates:

FRI 4/8 LOS ANGELES, CA The Echoplex (Headlining date with support from Unknown Mortal Orchestra)
SAT 4/9 LOS ANGELES, CA The Echoplex (Headlining date with support from Unknown Mortal Orchestra)
MON 4/11 SEATTLE, WA Showbox
TUE 4/12 PORTLAND, OR Wonder Ballroom
THU 4/14 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Great American Music Hall
FRI 4/15 SAN DIEGO, CA House of Blues
TUE 4/19 HOUSTON, TX Fitzgeralds
WED 4/20 DALLAS, TX Granada
THU 4/21 AUSTIN, TX La Zona Rosa
FRI 4/22 KANSAS CITY, MO Beaumont
SAT 4/23 ST. LOUIS, MO Firebird
TUE 4/26 CHICAGO, IL Metro
WED 4/27 COLUMBUS, OH Outland
FRI 4/29 CLEVELAND, OH Beachland
SAT 4/30 TORONTO, ON Phoenix
SUN 5/1 MONTREAL, PQ National
MON 5/2 BOSTON, MA Paradise
WED 5/4 NEW YORK, NY Webster Hall
THU 5/5 PHILADELPHIA, PA Theatre of Living Arts

For more information on The Naked And Famous go to:
TNAF Official Site

Download:Aeroplane vs. Friendly Fires vs. Giselle (Flight Facilities Edit)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2011 by dk

Download:Aeroplane vs. Friendly Fires vs. Giselle (Flight Facilities Edit)

Australia’s Flight Facilities embark on a European tour with stopovers in Denmark, Sweden, England, Portugal, Georgia, Spain, Bulgaria, Switzerland and Italy.

Flight Facilities capped off 2010 with a Kitsune Maison milestone 10th compilation, an SMAC Award nomination for Best Song of 2010 and finished in the top 20 of Australia’s biggest radio poll, Triple Js Hottest 100. Flight Facilities’ tracks also appeared on Ministry Of Sound compilations and the highly regarded Hotel Costes series.

As well as their original productions they have remixed Cut Copy, Foals, The C90s, James Curd, Bag Raiders, Sneaky Sound System, The Lowbrows and Holy Ghost.

Quickly stepping into the touring DJ role with almost 50 sets in 6 months ranging from intimate 200 person nightclubs to 15,000 person crowds, Flight Facilities’ journey has carried them on tours across Europe and Japan and numerous festival slots.

They’ve also seen blessings via Aeroplane’s amalgamation of Friendly Fires and Flight Facilities featuring Giselle, a Moopjaw directed music video featuring a transgender model and Karen O’s costume designer Christian Joy and won praise from celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.

Tour dates:
31st March, Copenhagen, Denmark
1st April, Aarhus, Denmark
2nd April, London – Ministry Of Sound
3rd April Parachute Club, Tiblisi (Georgia)
7th April, Milano – Rocket
8th April, Sofia, Bulgaria, DJ Mag Party
9th April, Bern – Club Bonsoir
14th April, Lisbon – Panic
15th April, Barcelona – Razzmatazz
16th April, Mollorca – Cassette
21st April, London – Koko
22nd April, Stockholm – Debaser
23rd April, Malmo – Debaser with Friendly Fires (Live)
24th April, Bressen / Bressanone – Club Max with Punks Jump Up

DJ CWD – Comfortable Murmurs mix

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2010 by dirty

‘After watching Jamie Woon’s “Night Air (Ramadanman Refix)” about 6 times in a dark room, it was decided that I needed a mix that would accompany me on my journey home on the weekend(east to west) after DJing.

Taking into account the state of mind I would usually be in, this mix would fit perfect and any night finishing on “Night Air” is a good one.

Please note, this is far from the music I normally play out/would play out and is merely for my own listening pleasure.’

1. Pinch – Croydon House
2. Fis-t – Deep Mover
3. Ramadanman – Grab Somebody
4. Julio Bashmore – World Peace
5. Them Jeans – “Balloons”
6. Brackles – 6am El Gordos
7. Deadboy – If U Want Me
8. Drake – Fireworks (Deadboy’s Slo Mo Edit)
9. Foals – Spanish Sahara (Deadboy Remix)
10. Wickeda – A Nie S Bobi Dvamata Piem Kafe (Ramadanman Refix)
11. Ramadanman – Mir
12. Sbtrkt & Sampha – Evening Glow
13. Supra 1 – Still Believe (L-Vis 1990 Remix)
14. Modeselektor – Art & Cash (Sbtrkt Remix)
15. Brey – Double A Side With A Side Helping Of Talapia
16. Xxxy – This Much
17. Deadboy – “Way That I Luv U”
18. James Blake – Limit To Your Love
19. Jamie Woon – Night Air (Ramadanman Refix)


Cwd – Comfortable Murmurs (24/10/10) by Cwd on Mixcloud
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(download)Starkey RA.204 podcast

Posted in Dj Mix, Dub Step, Electronic, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 26, 2010 by dk

Philly’s purveyor of “street bass” mixes it up on this week’s RA podcast.

When you think of grime and dubstep, Pennsylvania isn’t one of the the first places that springs to mind, but Paul Geissinger AKA Starkey has been doing his utmost to create his own take on the sound in his home city of Philadelphia. Having been turned on to UK garage while he was studying in London at the start of the millennium, he continued to keep abreast of developments in the scene once he got back to the US. Alongside his Seclusiasis partner Dev79, he helped to promote the first party in the US to feature grime music before launching into the production sphere with singles on Werk, Lo Dubs and Dead Homies.

It wasn’t long before Planet Mu got wind of his energetic and colourful mix of instrumental hip-hop and dubstep, and 2008 saw him gain plenty of exposure with the release of his Ephemeral Exhibits album on the label as well as an appearance on Mary Anne Hobbs’ much discussed Generation Bass showcase.

Published / 26 April 2010
Filesize / 74.66 MB
Length / 01:02:11
Status / Available

(download) Starkey RA.204 podcast

Starkey – 11th Hour – Planet Mu
Kaiser – Polyphonic Pressure
Terror Danjah – Reinforced
Mensah – Acid Dub – HENCH
Spooky – The Devil Within – Oil Gang
Numan – Skull Crusher (Sduk remix) – Slit Jockey
Starkey – Robot Hands
Scratcha DVA – Bullet Dub – Keysound Recordings
Zeno – Test1
Mr. Rogers – Birdbox (Starkey remix) – Innerflight
Starkey – Fourth Dimension – Planet Mu
Stagga – The Park (Draw remix) – Subdepth
Dream McLean – Woo Riddem Freestyle
Gemmy – Da Dodge
Tayo meets Acid Rockers ft. Pupajim – Vampayaa (Starkey remix) – Cool & Deadly
Skinnz & ID – Shimmy – Double Science
Magic Mash – Give Me Some More
Starkey – OK Luv ft. Badness (Eprom’s Alternate Mix) – Planet Mu
Alchemyst – Let the Bass (Grimelock remix) – Stainage
Starkey ft. Anneka – Stars – Planet Mu
Foals – This Orient (Starkey remix) – Transgressive
Drake – Over – Cash Money
Baconhead – Ghetto Buffet – Acroplane
Rod Azlan – Jah Live (Starkey remix) – Scion AV
NastyNasty – Damn Girl
SchlachtofBronx – Ayoba (Knight Riderz remix)
Camp Lo – Luchini (Instrumental) – Profile
Kanji Kinetic – Zombies – Senseless
Halp – Leek – Seclusiasis
Starkey ft. Cerebral Vortex & Buddy Leezle – Club Games – Planet Mu
Swindle – Molly – Planet Mu
Numan – Skull Crusher (Capricorn One remix) – Slit Jockey
Starkey – Numb ft. P-Money – Planet Mu

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