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WHITENOISE

In remixes on March 24, 2012 at 13:56

SO… my brother Seye also makes music. And he’s a DON. I got the chance to remix his debut single ‘White Noise’ and none other than Mr Bestival himself Rob Da Bank gave it the first ever play on BBC Radio 1. Spoiler alert: NO DRUMS.

NEW YEAR ISH / OKAYAFRICA

In tunes on January 18, 2012 at 09:18

It’s no excuse, but we’ve been Metronomy-touring for the last few weeks. Threw this up on New Year’s Day. First original tune I’ve put out there in a little while, but there will be a whole bunch more this year.

It got some love on Okayafrica today, which I’m super-excited about ’cause Okayafrica and the whole Okayplayer camp have a take on music that’s best referred to as DOPE.

The site’s blacked out today as part of the online protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act in the US, but I’d click on the image above anyway to find out just why SOPA’s attracting so much fuss.

Ohayo gozaimasu!

In mixes on January 18, 2012 at 09:08

HELLO FROM TOKYO. Got my first DJ shows here tomorrow and on Friday. Did a mix for Block.fm that went out a few days ago. Seriously happy that I got to play a bunch of my friends’ music as well as fitting in more of my stuff than I’ve ever put into a mix before. Oh, and anime references!

You can click on the image above to have a listen on their site.

UPDATE: You can now listen to this on my Soundcloud too.

TRACKLIST

Yoko Takahashi – A Cruel Angel’s Thesis

Diagrams – Hill [OLUGBENGA EDIT]

Esben and the Witch – Hexagons IV [OLUGBENGA INSTRUMENTAL EDIT]

EAN – Unknown Remix

Jahil Beats – Let It Go

Jay Z + Kanye West – Primetime

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – FFunny FFriends

MF Doom  – Overture / Vaudeville Villain

Skream – FNKONOMIKA

Gesaffelstein – Viol

Nine Inch Nails – God Given

Foals – Fugue

Caribou – Odessa

Azaelia Banks – 212

OLUGBENGA – ITOC

Bobby Tank – Cybo1

Ramadanman / Pearson Sound – Work Them / Glut

Jim Kroft ft. Lianne La Havas – Ulysses [OLUGBENGA EDIT]

OLUGBENGA – Deeper Hidden Meaning

Swallowing The Seas – Cast Doubt Away

NWRMXALRT

In remixes on October 24, 2011 at 17:44

They’re like buses, right? No new remixes for a while and then two come at once. Very pleased to be able to set these loose (at last). People who’ve been checking my blog and mixes will know that I’ve been a big fan of Three Trapped Tigers since their inception about four years ago. Main man Tom Rogerson is a good friend of mine (we met playing in Jeremy from Summer Camp‘s old band). I was over the moon when they asked me for a remix and I picked my favourite song from their album. The whole thing – Route One Or Die – comes highly recommended, though. Download my mix below.

Diagrams is a new project from San Genders, who some of you might know from folk/electronica types Tunng. I’m a fan both of Tunng and their label Full Time Hobby. So the prospect of a remix was a tasty one indeed. The original version of Hill is a 5/4, Tom Waits style delight and also well worth checking out. My remix is gonna be on the flip-side of a 7-inch that’ll be out before too long. In the meantime, have a stream on moi.

Liiiiife is too short…

In remixes on September 7, 2011 at 19:30

Metronomy toured with Ghostpoet back in April this year and we really seemed to hit it off. We both got shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize and at last night’s Awards ceremony I got a chance to catch up with him. I was reminded of this little edit from the end of my JAND mix for Drownedinsound.

” Life is too short to store up grudges / Life is too long to make no plans.”

Easily my favourite lyric by anyone this year. Stops me in my tracks every time I hear it sung.

The drum break on this edit is taken from a Bloc Party tune… You might hear a bit of Kele screaming in the back there too.

Got a couple of other exciting remixes in the pipeline. They’ll be up here before long.

Tootles.

MISTAKES MK 3 / speaking in tongues

In remixes on March 1, 2011 at 01:00

oHIo.

exciting things afoot. so exciting in fact, that I’ve been neglecting the blog.

BUT NO LONGER.

above you can find the remix I did of Error Operator’s Mistakes Mk3 as a way of saying thanks for the great re-imagining he did of Like An Angel With No Mercy.

it’s on a nifty little iTunes EP that’s onsale here now and also includes remixes from worriedaboutsatan (NO CAPS FOR THOSE CHAPS) and Magnavolt.

i did some singing on this one, which is always fun.

also just putting the finishing touches to a Napoleon IIIrd remix which should be making its way to your ears before too long.

picked up the keys to a studio I’m going to be sharing with this dude. No more complaints about sub-bass from my neighbours.

#woot

NEW MIX / CLASH / ONE TO WATCH

In mixes, remixes, tunes on January 21, 2011 at 10:00

Exciting day for me. I spent a solid 10 days when I got back from LA working on a mix for Clashmusic.com. Drove me (and my lovely girlfriend) a little crazy.

But.

It was worth it! Clash have named me in their ‘Ones To Watch‘ and the mix is live on their site right now, as is the article I wrote to go along with it.

On to the next.

Ghost On The Water

In remixes on January 20, 2011 at 21:14

 

Very late off the mark with this one.

Got a phone call a few months ago from an old acquaintance of mine, Tallulah Rendall. Her ace new album Alive was nearing completion and she asked if I wanted to remix the lead single. As you can hear from the track above, the answer was ‘Yes, please!’

REEEEEEEEMIX! / It’s a whole new Error

In mixes, remixes on December 21, 2010 at 11:00


I recently struck up one of those internet friendships with a very talented chap who goes by the name of Error Operator. He was kind enough to sprinkle his magical remix dust over ‘Like An Angel With No Mercy’. He’s done UNKLE, Get Cape and Ellie Goulding this year, too. Cool, no?

It’s the first time anyone’s remixed one of my songs. Pretty great way to get things started. You can click above to play/download. In case you missed it, the original is on The G Is Silent [VOLUME TWO].

This is likely to be my last post of the year and as I’m currently in the United States, I’m gonna get with the local vernacular and say HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

Lots of exciting things going on next year – new Metronomy album (woo!), the Royal Wedding, X Factor USA, my first ‘proper’ release. Till then, hang loose!

MAD SANTA

In flyers on December 21, 2010 at 10:00

If you had told me a year ago that my first DJ show in the US would be a Mad Decent party in downtown Los Angeles, I think my response would have been to smile and nod, frankly.

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