They Call It Acid

The Hippies had ‘Woodstock’, the Mods ‘Quadrophenia’ and the Punks ‘The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle – ‘THEY CALL IT ACID‘ is the story of Acid House, the birth of Rave, the culture the Government failed to crush! “

Gordon Mason’s new film all about rave captures the essence of the acid explosion.  Check out the trailer;

Not sure about a release date or where to see it but I expect they’ll update the official YouTube channel as and when.

Gilles Peterson / DJ Hell

Whilst I’m a regular listener to Gilles Peterson’s podcast, it’s been quite a while since I’ve listened to his Radio 1 show.  No particular reason other procrastination really.  He must have known I was listening this week as he opened with the Angst by DJ Hell.  Much has been made of it’s gothic and balearic nods whilst others have likened it to Can and Neu of which I’m not so sure.  There is more than an hint of Dj Shadow in there in my opinion paticularly pt1.  References and influences aside its a wonderful track.  You can listen to all 13 minutes and 56 seconds of Part 1 and 2 here. (Lanches in seperate player)

Oh and Gilles’ show wasn’t half bad either!

The Return of SMD

It’s looking like a new Simian Mobile Disco album is on the horizon. In case you didn’t know, this is a very very good thing. Pete Tong played a new track entitled 10,000 Horses Can’t Be Wrong which you can check out at The Hype Machine. Also, popped up on Youtube, is the video for new single Synthesise.

Twitchy bleeping business as usual from the SMD boys which, as I’ve already said, is a very very good thing. If these guys are new to you and you’ve like what you’ve heard then pick up their last album Attack Sustain Delay Release. You won’t be sorry for long…

Monday, bloody Monday

Mondays are generally nothing to write home about. Judaeo-Christians say Sunday is the first day of the week but that’s nothing to celebrate either. Sunday is shit too as it’s just a build up Monday.

Once in a while though you have a Monday which is actually pretty decent. Work is a laugh, you manage to get off your arse and do some excercise to rid the Christmas pounds, you make yourself a really decent bit of scran for tea, and you find out that Jaime Lidell is back in the studio. A new video has surfaced on YouTube of him and his and his cohorts performing an untitled track.

If you’ve not heard Jamie’s stuff before I urge you to pick up his 2005 album Multiply. Hopefully with the promise of a new album comes the promise of live dates. I managed to see him at Glastonbury 2005 and he blew my wellies off and it would be great to see him again.

Another thing that has perked up my normally mundane Monday are Bag Raiders. Coming across like a less Gallic, (they’re Aussies after all) Daft Punk Justice Ratatat crossbreed, I hope they make an album as good as their Fun Punch EP.

Available to download at Juno. Just buy it alright. Go on. It’s cheaper than a pint FFS.

Electronic Explorations

If you’re on the lookout for an alternative to your shitbag commercial dance crap that’s clogging up both the analogue and digital spectrums you could worse than check out the Electronic Explorations podcast. It’s put together by my virtual friend and TMB mod, Rob Booth. In his own words, it’s a journey

“through electronic music’s hottest property, a deviously crafted patchwork of carefully sewn rhythms, sonic contortions and delicate melodies.
Dubstep, minimal electronica, techno and advanced soundscapes. Producers who rarely see the light of day, too busy in their own homes, making some of the most arresting, forward thinking and intelligent music.

If you like your music experimental, uncompromising, hand crafted and eerie, mathematical and heavy on the bass then look no further than Electronic Explorations

If you’re an admirer of records labels such as Planet Mu, DMZ, Tectonic, Hyperdub, Skull Disco, Tempa, M_Nus, Rephlex, Warp Records & Downwards to name but a few then you’re in for a real treat.”

Grab it via the Electronic Explorations website or iTunes

Enjoy.

Amen Brother

If you have any interest in rap or any form of dance music then I urge you to watch the accompanying video. It’s an important and informative history lesson which should be committed to memory. Even if you don’t have any interest in electronic music of any kind (apart from nosebleed techno obviously), perhaps you should take some time out to watch the video. It might change your mind. Anyway, what are still doing reading this? Click play you damn fool.

If you’ve stuck around to watch that then you’ll appreciate this one;

Clever fella that Aphex Twin.