Monthly Archives: September 2011

Richie Hawtin, Live at Sankey’s Soap

Still on a techno tip – this remains to this day one of my favourite techno mixes ever. Would give my eye teeth to have been on that dancefloor! Absolutely fucking killer. http://soundcloud.com/das-boy/2001-04-22-essential-mix-richie-hawtin-sankey… Continue reading

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Jeff Mills, The Bells (live at Sonar)

Some people I know used to whinge and groan to see Jeff Mills headlining every Sonar… but how can you complain when faced with clips like this? I was privileged to see the maestro god knows how many times now during my techno years, and he never… Continue reading

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LCD Soundsystem, Throw

It’s no secret that one of my Favourite Tracks of All-TimeTM is Carl Craig / Paperclip People’s Throw. It’s also no secret that I heart LCD Soundsystem like nothing else on this good earth – from the time I first heard them on a dancefloor in the … Continue reading

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Arthur Russell, Let’s Go Swimming (Walter Gibbons’ Coastal Dub)

Almost went swimming at the weekend at this lovely location below (that’s Church Bay, Tutukaka, New Zealand, in case you’re wondering). I didn’t in the end (a touch too cold), but I did have this on internal jukebox throughout. Nice to see it’s ge… Continue reading

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Harry Thumann, Underwater

I paid a fortune for this 12″ in a small West End record shop in Glasgow back in 2004. Worth every penny though – it’s an EPIC tune, although it’s definitely not something you could bust out at every party… It is something Optimo could bust out … Continue reading

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Liquid Liquid, Optimo

BEST. TRACK. EVER. Continue reading

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Womack & Womack, Baby I’m Scared Of You

A deliciously subtle late night slow jam, and one of my favourite voices on the planet. So, so sweet… Continue reading

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Central Line / Rockers Revenge / Eddy Grant, Walking Into / On Sunshine

Enjoying a lively Facebook discussion with the mighty Frank Booker and others – Mr Booker posted Central Line’s Walking Into Sunshine, I countered with Rockers Revenge’s Walking On Sunshine, and so it went on – let’s not forget the Eddy Grant Walk… Continue reading

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Midnight Star, Midas Touch

Not only is this a stellar dance floor classic, there is simply no more awesome video on this good earth. I hope these chaps are now enjoying some lush golden years filled with gloriously decadent suits, hot, hot mamas with big, big hair, and chip… Continue reading

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Ulrich Schnauss, On My Own

Perfect for late at night. Loud. Battling your way around busy London streets with headphones on, on a windy winter’s day. Or mid-evening, working late at the office, in a sulk. Your choice. Continue reading

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