Bzangy Groink Playlist 14/1/09

Woo, the first BG of this year was quite full and very friendly, lovely bunch of people! I got many great requests (most of which I managed to fit in) and also loads of enquiries about what track I was playing, which always makes me happy. The whole point of my DJ night is to introduce new music to people, after all.

The best new tune was ‘The Problem’ by Brotherman. It’s solid, conscious UK hip hop, great lyrics combined with undeniable beats. It’s taken from a great album that only missed out being in my best of 2008 list because I didn’t hear it till January!


The best old tune was New Order’s ‘Confusion.’ Yes, it’s largely forgotten as it came out in the same year as the monster ‘Blue Monday’ but if you were there at the time, ‘Confusion’ was a huge, huge record. Prime Arthur Baker combined with New Order at their most free and experimental, the 12″ remains a dance / indie / alternative classic. Search out this track the next time you see some NME haircut indie band prodding a MicroKorg listelssly over someone else’s stolen chiptune…

This is what you heard:

Late of the Pier – The Bears Are Coming
Division of Laura Lee – Anytime, Anywhere
Sweatshop Union – Us
The Perceptionists – Memorial Day
Braintax – The Beast Is Us
Russian Circles – Harper Lewis
Stump – Buffalo
Goose – Black Gloves
JME – Boogiedown Bass (Prod. By Herve)
Black Elk – Hospital
Motion City Soundtrack – Fell in Love Without You
Mr. Oizo – Positif
Mystery Jets – Zootime
Technical Itch – know
Tokyo Police Club – Juno
Brotherman – The Problem
Death Cab for Cutie – Long Division
The Red Chord – It runs in the family
Squarepusher – My Red Hot car
Afro Classics – rap-fanatic
Pete and The Pirates – this thyme
New Order – Confusion
Ugly Duckling – I Won’t Let It Die
Benga – go tell them
The Promise Ring – The Deep South
School of Seven Bells – Connjur
Fucked Up – Magic Word
Luckyiam – useless
Good Clean Fun – A Little Bit Emo, A Little Bit Hardcore
The Hold Steady – Stay Positive
Frankmusik – 3 Little Words
Digitalism – The Pulse (Derdiedas Remix)
Neon Neon – I Told Her On Alderaan
Ben Folds Five – Battle of Who Could Care Less
Lykke Li – Little Bit
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names – Parakit
Jens Lekman – I Saw Her In The Anti War Demonstration
Deep Puddle Dynamics – June 26th, 1999: D. Mothers of Invention
2562 – morvern
Bit Shifter – Double Density
Louis Jordan – five guys named moe
Kings of Convenience – Failure (Kings Of Convenience Arrangement)
ScholarMan – The Movement
Gallows – Abandon Ship
Marching Band – Letters
Overseer – Bass Trap
De Colombiaanse Bloedgroep – Denk Tank ft. Blaxtar
The Weakerthans – Aside
Milk Kan – God With An Ipod
Noisettes – Don’t Give Up
The Rocket Summer – Hold It Up
The Slits – I Heard It Through The Grapevi
Dosh – Don’t Wait For The Needle To Drop
[unknown] – rebotica
Elzhi – thats that one (prod. black milk)
A Tribe Called Quest – Award Tour
Eels – Novocaine For The Soul