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.
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]
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.
As always, a little late off the mark with this one. For anyone who’s reading this… hello from New York. We’re here promoting the US release of the Metronomy record.
A little while ago, one of Esben and the Witch’s managers got in contact with me about possibly doing a remix. As I was a fan anyway, the answer was ‘YES’. This is the result. I went slightly crazy working on it in the windowless room that is my studio.
It was debuted on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6Music morning radio show. She called me ‘an all-around good egg,’ at which point I very nearly quantum-leaped.
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