It’s been a while. There are two reasons for this. One is that I’ve been working on A LOT of new music. The second is that this blog is getting a complete overhaul soon.
ANYWHO… I have an EP hitting the internetwaves next week. I’m calling it a ‘wordless’ EP because even though there are no lead vocals on any of the tracks, there is a lot of my singing. It’s a short collection past remixes without their lead vocals and a couple of new original tunes. It’s called Epic & Blues.
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.
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]
Before Cocknbullkid was making world-beating pop she was making world-beating bedroom jams, often handling the production herself. As we gear up for the excitement that is Adulthood– her debut album proper – she thought it would be nice for people to get hold of all those old tunes.
She asked if I was up for making a mixtape and I was more than happy to oblige.
FREE DOWNLOAD ALERT.
Oh, and here’s the tracklist.
2. The Vote
5. Cocknbullkid + Radioclit
6. Black Sky
7. I’m Not Sorry
10. The Head
12. Alternative Disco
14. On My Own
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!
Download separate MP3s here, or a continuous one above.
1. Overture / You + Your Adventures
3. Like An Angel With No Mercy
4. Ebute Meta
5. All The Models In The Fire
6. He’s Here Right Now
8. New Boots Smell
9. Amtrakk (We Will Kill Again)
10. Youthless – Golden Age [OLUGBENGA SILENT G EDIT]
After the NME’s exclusive last week, I’m pleased to say that the mix is now free to the world. Gratis. This is mostly original material. Where it’s not original (Gwen Stefani, Muse, Arcade Fire), hopefully it’s pretty obvious.
A big thanks to my brother Yemi for the cover image. And to EAN for mixing, mastering and being an all-around sensei.
In spare moments between DJing, playing Metronomy shows and watching cricket in Australia, I put together a new mix. This is a special one for me ’cause there’s lots of my music in it, with singing and everything. As well as these never-heard-before originals, there are bits from some of my remixes and, well, the usual warped versions of songs you might be very familiar with.
The NME got first dibs on the download… It’s up there right now! Click here or on the pics above.
Big shout to my man EAN for coming through at short notice to take care of the final mix and mastering.
UPDATE: Looks like the set is no longer on the Triple J player, so let there be Soundcloud.
So…. like I was saying, greetings from Sydney. I’m in Australia for just under two weeks on tour with Metronomy. We hung out in a park yesterday overlooking the Sydney Harbour. There were bats asleep in the trees and ibis’s walking around. Could be the jet-lag, but it didn’t feel quite real.
Anyway, Triple J is one of the big Australian radio stations. UK folks, it’s kind of like a cross between 6Music and Radio 1. Last night they played a mix I put together for them. As always, I got to fit some of my friends’ music in. Click HERE or on the pic above to have a listen. It’s only up there for a week, so get it while it’s hot!
Here’s the playlist:
Michael Jackson – Rockin’ Robin
Beastie Boys – Sabotage (Alex Metric Remix)
Eminem – My Name Is
Metronomy – Let’s Have A Party
Destiny’s Child – Bootylicious
Dr Dre – Still D.R.E.
Beastie Boys – Body Movin’
Jamiroquai – Too Young To Die
Missy Elliot – Work It
Tinie Tempah – Pass Out
Kanye West – Christian Dior Denim Flow
Polly Scattergood – Please Don’t Touch (Golden Filter Remix)
Chemical Brothers – Galvanise (Q Tip verse)
Justin Timberlake – Lovestoned / SexyBack / Like I Love You
Jaga Jazzist – 220 V / Spektral (FINAL Mix)
Nine Inch Nails – Discipline
Hoostmusic – Know This
Robyn – Dancing On My Own (Rex The Dog Mix)
Metronomy – Radio Ladio (Radioclit Remix)
LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
Daft Punk – Around The World
Empire of the Sun – We Are The People
Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
Daft Punk – Technologic
Metronomy – Heartbreaker (Discodenine Remix)
Metronomy – A Thing For Me
Metronomy- Heartbreaker (Faze Action Remix)
Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Alan Wilkis Remix)
Guns N Roses – Sweet Child o’ Mine
Gold Panda – Snow & Taxis [OLUGBENGA BONKERS EDIT]
Dizzee Rascal – Bonkers
Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At???
65Daysofstatic – Crash Tactics
Noisia – Machine Gun
Swedish House Mafia – One (Congorock Remix)
Late of the Pier – Best In The Class (Soulwax Remix)
R Kelly – Ignition (Remix)
Magnetic Man – I Need Air
Phoenix – 1901
Rusko ft. Amber Coffman – Hold On
Bloc Party – The Prayer
Lil’ Wayne – A Milli
The Strokes – Hard To Explain
Christina Aguilera – Genie In A Bottle
Magnetic Man – I Need Air (Digital Soundboy Remix)
Major Lazer – Hold The Line
Hidden Cat – Shooting Stars *Bag Raiders cover*
Kanye West – Power
Kanye West – We Major
As a bonus, you can hear an interview with a very tired-sounding person at the start. I may have said some quotable things about the sound of the new Metronomy album….