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Swish Blog Playlist Mix 30-06-05

June 30, 2005

Glastonbury and a relatively busy time at work have put these mixes on the back burner somewhat. Now they return, and will hopefully become a weekly occurrence once again. There's been a great response to them so far, and long may it continue - the way I see it a 15 track mix is just another way to sample music - I want this to be a two way recommendation service in the same way a normal music-blog works.

Most of the tracks on this weeks mix are the pick of the best music I've picked up in the past three weeks, some you may know, some you may not.
I'd particularly recommend Open Book by The Rakes, from their new album Capture/Release, London Beach / North Atlantic Turbine by Lovers Of Today - who seem to be a messy collection of musicians affiliated with New Cross' Angular Recording Corporation - like a jitter-pop British Sea Power, Music To Fuck Sluts To by Video Club who are yet another band in the Art Brut-network and have apparently been in the studio recently with Keith TOTP of Art Goblins.

I'd also recommend Black History Month by Death From Above 1979 that has been given the once over by Sammy Danger (of Test-Icicles fame); let's just say that only Test-Icicles style madness could make that song any better and, personally, I think he has.

Finally the CocoRosie track is heart-stoppingly beautiful and features that Antony and the Johnsons bloke/bird.

The Swish Blog, Weekly Playlist Mix, 30/06/05
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1. Iggy - Acoustic Ladyland
2. Space Invaders - Arctic Monkeys
3. Sendai - Love Ends Disaster
4. Somewhere - The Subways
5. Open Book - The Rakes
6. Back History Month (Sammy Danger Remix) - Death From Above 1979
7. The Wives Of Artie Shaw - Kinski
8. Music To Fuck Sluts To - Video Club
9. London Beach / North Atlantic Turbine - Lovers Of Today
10. Dangerzone - Clor
11. Corned Beef - No Pets
12. Ditshe Tshiekutala - Konono Number 1
13. Beautiful Boyz - CocoRosie
14. Cracked Machine - Pro Forma
15. Micheal Jackson Knows God - Erol Alkan

Oh yeah, and if any of you get to the end of the mix - yes, I know - the Erol Alkan track is RUBBISH, completely unfinished. I only realised this after i'd mixed it in. Ho hum.

 Posted by Chris at June 30, 2005 11:19 AM |  Category: Mixes, Playlists

Comments

 rory says:

the erol thing is more of a dj tool, not a track by any means. i mainly downloaded this to hear if pro forma had covered brainiac and it seems they just sampled it.. really loved the lovers of today track too though..

June 30, 2005 12:20 PM
 Chris says:

I figured that - I suppose it's what I get for not listening all the way through a track before chucking it into Cool Edit - it said DJ TOOL on the mp3 but at the time I simply wasn't clever enough to figure out what that meant.
I just wanted a bit of Jacko in there...

The Lovers Of Today track is excellent; there's a load more on their website too...

June 30, 2005 12:27 PM
 Emma says:

another genius mix!wish I'd been at glastonbury but I have to settle for the only good music festival on the island of Ireland -Oxegen(hate the name wish they'd stayed with Witness and kept the Guiness sponsership, its heinekin now, pants...)Anyhow all my mates are revved about seeing foo fighters and green day, me i'm blissfully imagining a brilliant weekend in the new bands tent seeing the editors, DFA 1979, the dears and the longcut.

Wish the rakes were playing *sniff*, well hopefully they'll skip over here at some point.

Well tomorrow I'm being dragged along to see Antony and the Johnsons.I shouldn't say dragged cause I'm actually quite looking forward to it but a friend of mine is a bit fanatical.so there you go, damn hope it doesn't rain next weekend i've got no wellies....

July 2, 2005 09:37 PM
 Emma says:

*sigh* Glastonbury wish I'd been there.Well have to settle for the only good festival on this isle-OXEGEN!(hate the name wish they'd held onto Witness and the Guiness sponsership, its Heinekin now eurghhhh...)Well my friends are all revved up about seein the killers, foo fighters and green day,but me I'm blissfully day-dreaming about a weekend spent in the new bands tent seeing the editors, DFA 1979 and the longcut.Wish the rakes were playing but they're not !Pants!.Damn I hope it doesn't rain next weekend, I've got no wellies...

July 2, 2005 09:42 PM
 Emma says:

yeah so tried to put in that post and the first time it failed and so i dilligently re-typed it(not that diligently the second one is half the length of the first)Turns out it did work the first time it just went in under the name of Chris???So both are me!I don't know why it went in under the name of Chris but it just did so sorry for the double post there.

July 2, 2005 09:46 PM
 Chris says:

*hugs*

Much typing there Emma hope your fingers aren't too sore...

July 4, 2005 10:57 AM
 Emma says:

Lol im such an eejit, i realised i was reading your name off the post above after i put that third post in but didnt want to have to post a fourth time in a row cause then i'd really seem like a tool. Just call me 'technically baffled', i don't get on well with computers. Currently feverishly getting myself ready for Oxegen. My friends and I had a practice run at pitching the tent today and while its not opulently spacious, its cosy. Anyway will give a quick run down of the weekend when i get back.

July 6, 2005 06:07 PM
 Emma says:

Lol im such an eejit, i realised i was reading your name off the post above after i put that third post in but didnt want to have to post a fourth time in a row cause then i'd really seem like a tool. Just call me 'technically baffled', i don't get on well with computers. Currently feverishly getting myself ready for Oxegen. My friends and I had a practice run at pitching the tent today and while its not opulently spacious, its cosy. Anyway will give a quick run down on the weekends events when i get back.

July 6, 2005 06:09 PM
 Chris says:

Ha.Lolz.You posted your apology about being technically inept twice.

Hope you enjoy Oxegen...

I'm shitting myself in central London at the moment, this T.attack stuff is scary - we're strong bastards us Londoners though.

July 7, 2005 11:33 AM
 Emma says:

I'm watching on the news hope you and everyone you know are fine.The news coverage has shown some scary stuff.I've seen things like that here at home(I live in Bangor, Northern Ireland) but never as big as this. Again I hope your all ok, I'm worried cause a friend of mines sister lives in central. Hopefully she is fine.
Emma 'technically baffled' Smith

July 7, 2005 11:55 AM
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