In MSC on May 12, 2010 at 10:15
When I moved to London five years ago, I think Button Down Disco was still happening in little rooms above pubs and their biggest nights were at the Purple Turtle in Camden. Now they do an actual BIG thing once a month at Koko. Fun is contagious, it would appear.
I’ve been going to their nights and reading their mailouts for years… So when Dolly Power asked me to do a set at their Cover to Cover night, I had to say oui.
They also asked me for a list of my ten fave covers. Not necessarily an indication of the kind of stuff I’ll play out on the night, but I had to give a shout to people like my old friend Jeremy (nee Warmsley now of Summer Camp
) and my older friend Chris Martin. I’m not ashamed to say he’s been bringing happiness to my life since before his little band had a recording contract.*
It was kind of an indie morning when I sent them my list… what can I say?
* One of the above people is, in fact, not my old friend. Although there is a six-degrees-of-separation-style link between them.
In mixes on February 15, 2010 at 12:10
This is a mix I did a while ago for Converse Music. Have been trying to remember where the name came from. Google tells me that Dixie Toga “is one of the greatest package manufacturers in Latin America.” This leads me to believe that I started working on this on the planes to and from Sao Paolo when we went out there for a festival show with Metronomy.
I didn’t make/draw that picture up there, by the way.
Anyway, here it is.
Musical cast in order of appearance:
Little Boots – Earthquake [OLUGBENGA Edit]
Tinchy Stryder – Number 1
Metronomy – Do The Right Thing (Wild Geese Remix)
Busta Rhymes – Give It To Me
Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars
Foals – Rock Socks Pugie
Wings – Silly Love Songs
Isolée – My Hi-Matic [OLUGBENGA Edit]
Metronomy – A Thing For Me
Six.By Seven – Bochum (Light Up My Life)[OLUGBENGA Edit]
Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
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