Big Blue Playlist 16/6/07

Yaaaay! I haven’t DJed since last year and I’ve missed it! Now I’m DJing at Big Blue every Saturday, 8pm – 12. Last night was very quiet (only had a day’s notice to get the word out) but still great fun.

There’s so much fantastic new music I want to play, from loads of different genres. I’m hoping to play more non-English, non-rock music in the future and I made a little start last night with some German and French hip hop plus Swedish and Spanish indiepop.

The Fall Of Troy

The best new track this week was by the chaps above, The Fall Of Troy. ‘Problem!?’ is a fantastically ambitious track, starting off screamo-y hardcore but then morphing into what I can only describe as ultra hair-metal, complete with ridiculous soloing and falsetto vocals. It’s not often you hear a contemporary rock band this startling, this willing to fuck with genre conventions. ‘Problem!?’ is off TFOT’s new album, ‘Manipulator,’ and if you’ve ever liked anything shouty and heavy, I reckon you should give it a listen.

The Commodores

The best old track was ‘Machine Gun’ by The Commodores. This is the sound of a band at its peak, in terms of both composition and performance. There’s not one wasted note, everything clicks together to make one of the best instrumentals I’ve ever heard. And the beat! My god, if this song doesn’t make you want to boogie, you might want to check your pulse.

Tonight, you heard:
The Site Of Future Rome – Dolphin Song
The Locust – Practiced Hatred
Roots Manuva – No Love
The Soviettes – (Do) The Stagger
OOO – Jabberwok V7
Vapnet – Kalla Mig
PIC NIC – Soninko Maremu
Goodnight City – Picture Perfect
Officer Kicks – Dog Day Rush
8G – Lemon Prize
John Barry – Hit And Miss
Dead Prez, Saigon, Immortal Technique – Impeach The President
Mastodon – Cut You Up With A Linoleum Knife
Patrick Wolf – Accident & Emergency
The Tuss – Last Rushup 10
The Clientele – The Dance Of The Hours
Grandmaster Flash feat. Melle Mel – (White Lines) Don’t Do It
Goto80 – Spill
Little Ones – Let Them Ring The Bells
mc chris – Fett’s Vett
Melt-Banana – Cat Brain Land
The Mary Onettes – Void
Less Than Jake – Sleep It Off
7L & Esoteric – Get Dumb
The Narrator – Surfjew
Huoratron – Liquid Acieeed
The Fall of Troy – Problem!?
Lupe Fiasco – Kick, Push
Au Revoir Simone – Sad Song
Ed Gein – Marlboro Man Is A Douche Bag
Andrew Gold – How Can This Be Love?
The High Strung – Raise The Bar
Numèro# – J’aime La Bourgeoisie
Refree – Faltas Leves
B-Tight – Hor Nich Auf (Feat. Sido)
Ramones – Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
Like a Tim – Zilver 3
Converge – Black Cloud
Braintax – Syriana Style
The Two Koreas – U-Boat Commander
Vapnet – Thomèegrand
Zdarlight – Digitalism
The Format – Oceans
Megadeth – Holy Wars
AKIR – Politricks
The Saps – The Way You Want Me To
Clark – Re-Scar Kiln
Good Clean Fun – Ex-Straight Edge Ex
I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness – The Ghost
Adeem – Broken Right Wing
Henry Mancini – My Manne Shelly
Kings of Convenience – Failure
Motocade – State And Maine
Rodney P – We Don’t Like Coppers
I Am The Ocean – Scribble Jack
Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out Of This Country
of Montreal – Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean
Commodores – Machine Gun
Spoon – Finer Feelings
DJ Krush – Transition
Cats on fire – Higher Grounds
Black Flag – Louie Louie
Rollins Band – Icon
Black Milk – Popular Demand
Tub Ring – When The Crash Happened
Gorilla Biscuits – Start Today
MC Solaar – Nouveau Western
Sibiria – Hat Tillbaks
ZAO – Ember
Field Music – If Only The Moon Were Up
Mixtapes & Cellmates – Moments
Sweatshop Union – Us
Jonathan Richman – The Neighbors
Dudley Moore – Bedazzled
Mark Murphy – This Could Be The Start Of Something Big
Jon Brion – Here We Go