Archive for the 'Mixes' Category

30
Sep
11

Classic is back….

The vinyl version of Luke Solomon’s new single “Interceptor” was rolled out earlier this month and if you thought our version, sans vocals, was a little bit light then now’s your chance to bag the vocal version, exclusive to the digital release.

The whole package includes versions by Derrick Carter and Mark E and is also Luke and Derrick’s first appearance on the same release, so you can’t really go wrong in our opinion.  It’s all available at the usual online spots including the Defected website.

Here’s a short preview of our mix…

If that’s not enough for you then you may direct your web browsers to the Classic website and bag yourself a mix we’ve put together for them.  They were also a little curious as to who exactly we are so the accompanying interview will hopefully assuage the public’s desire to delve into the personalities of the people behind their favourite tunes.

Track Listing:
01. Jamie Lloyd ‘Beware Of The Light’
02. Deepchild ‘Bearded Hyph’
03. Julio Bashmoore ‘ Everyone Needs A Theme Tune’
04. Fantastic Mr Fox ‘Sepia Song’
05. Robag Wrume ‘Dopamin’
06. Deepchild ‘Stripjoint Mathematics’
07. Littlefoot ‘Great Dark Spot’
08. Sepalcure ‘Everyday Of My Life’ (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
09. Joy Orbison ‘The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow’
10. Tehran Maistry ‘Colour Me Deep’
11. Machinedrum ‘ Make Me’
12. Hackman ‘Your Face Is Pulling My Hair’
13.Joy Orbison ‘Wade In’
14. Instra:mental ‘Voyeur’
15. George Fitzgerald ‘Don’t You’
16. Roska ‘Abrupt’
17. Mosca ‘Tilt Shift’ (Julio Bashmoore Remix)
18. Joe Goddard ‘Gabriel’ (Seiji Remix)
19. Erdbeerschnitzel ‘Ein Tag Namens Highke’
20. Will Saul & Mike Monday ‘Sequence 1’ (Scuba Remix)
21. Luke Solomon ‘Interceptor’ (Kamo Remix)
Aaliyah ‘One In A Million’ (Acapella)

19
Sep
11

interview and mix put up by teshno.com…

The lovely people at teshno have decided we’re worth hearing about and have put up an interview with a recent mix. I think we were supposed to send through some photos of ourselves but I guess if you read the interview you’ll find out just how poor we are at promoting ourselves. Sorry teshno – please accept our public apology… and our thanks for caring about who we are and what we do.

btw if you’re into techno type music and stuff, teshno deserves a bookmark on yer browsa bruv… blap!

13
Jan
10

from the vaults…

Here we are again and it’s the second post in as many days. Yesterday was our busiest day yet and I’d like to thank everyone that’s paid a visit to the Bankwell blog so far. It’s been far more successful than we imagined and as long as you keep coming, we’ll keep posting.
Today we have the first side of a vintage Kamo mixtape. Recorded in late 2001 on our trusty Zoom 10 track, it was the product of many months of hard work and, aside from a few little bits, sounds utterly charming to my ears today. The sound of two kids (I was about 15 and Liam was 18 or 19) trying to make a tape that measured up to their heroes.
The inheritance of “The Muppet Show” vinyl soundtrack from our recently departed Auntie Pat was the catalyst.  We were given about three crates of records stacked with Dean Martin, ‘Ol Blue Eyes and Boz Scaggs (why is “Silk Degrees” always tucked away in every old crate of records I’ve seen?), with battered copies of The Muppets 1 and 2 perched among the dust and crooning – With this we re-jigged the famous Muppet Theme Tune for the intro and lovingly interweaved skits from the record with tracks by Nas, Kool Keith, Pharcyde and a host of other mid-nineties hip-hop royalty. Not bad for a couple of kids. In fact, listening back to the Muppets soundtrack, we may just have to do a sequel.

So here it is in all it’s naive glory…
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Kamo – Muppophone Madness

1. Muppophone Madness Intro – Kamo

2. Cartoon Capers – Dan The Automator ft. Kool Keith

3. Ill Grammar (Rob Life Remix) – Beats In Progress ft. Chrome, TMO and Mad Flow

4. It Ain’t Hard To Tell (Large Pro Remix) – Nas

5. Turn It Up A Little – The Nextmen ft. Ty

6. Fozzie & Kermit

7. Freedom – Jurassic 5

8. No Restriction (Kamo Blend) – Souls Of Mischief

9. Say That – Solesides Greatest Bumps

10. Try Me (PUTS Remix) – J-Boogie’s Dubtronic Science

11. PLO Style (Kamo Blend) – Method Man

12. The Pressure – A Tribe Called Quest

13. How Ya Want It (Kamo Blend) – The Jungle Brothers

14. Cop That Shit (Kamo Blend) – Timbaland & Magoo

15. The Extravaganza – Quannum ft. Souls Of Mischief

16. 9th Wonder – Digable Planets

17. Devil Music – The Pharcyde

12
Jan
10

treats…


First things first – Happy belated New Year and Christmas everyone.  This blog’s been eerily silent for what seems like (and probably is) months now and for those who check it regularly I apologise.  Blame it on a long overdue visit to our homeland (Sydney) over the festive period.  We’ve been living in Europe and the UK for nearly three years now without a visit home.  It was a much needed recharging of batteries and reconnection with friends. So there.

The upside of said hiatus is that I was able to bring back a soulful and funky treat for your ear-holes in the form of DJ Spinna’s wonderful compilation “Strange Games & Things” released on the mighty BBE records in 2001.  It has since been re-packaged and re-released but I thought it necessary to post up the original as it contains a wealth of classic soul and boogie tracks some of which have been omitted from the re-issue, no doubt due to legal wrangling and licensing bollocks.

I used to rinse this CD when I worked at Hum on Miller, a tiny CD store in North Sydney until I finally had the cash to buy it for myself.  The battered price tag on my copy says $44.95, a lot of money for a CD release, even if it is a triple CD in deluxe faux vinyl packaging.  You’d be pretty hard pressed to find labels releasing CD’s in this kind packaging nowadays.

I’ve decided to leave out the third disc containing the DJ mix by Spinna as, although it’s a great mix, it’s easy to track down elsewhere and my mediafire account is fast filling up.  On the other hand I’ve uploaded them as 320kbps mp3’s, so they should be suitably punchy for DJ play.

So here it is –

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DJ Spinna – Strange Games & Things – CD1

1. Strange Games and Things  – Love Unlimited Orchestra

2. If I Can’t Stop You  – Johnny Bristol

3. Mademoiselle  – Foxy

4. You Can’t Run Away  – The Bar-Kays

5. Reasons  – Minnie Ripperton

6. Bring Your Sweet Loving Back  – Starpoint

7. Hollywood Dreaming  – Father’s Children

8. Hunk Of Heaven – Lemuria

9. Elevate Your Mind  – Linda Williams

10. 90% of Me Is You  – Gwen McCrae

11. Another Day  – Al Goodman

12. Girl You Need a Change of Mind  – Eddie Kendrick

password – tittybum

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DJ Spinna – Strange Games & Things – CD2

1. Can’t Hide Love  – Creative Source

2. Easy Money  – Dee Dee Sharp

3. Heart’s Desire  – Don Blackman

4. Life Is Just a Moment, Pts. 1 & 2  – Roy Ayers

5. Magic Ride  – Bobby Lyle

6. Keep It Up  – Milton Wright, Jr.

7. Secret Rendezvous  – René & Angela

8. California Dreamin’  – José Feliciano

9. Wind Parade  – Donald Byrd

10. Passion Play  – The Sugarhill Gang

11. Lucky Fellow  – Leroy Hutson

12. Mary Jane  – Rick James

13. How Could You Break My Heart?  – Bobby Womack, Bobby Womack

14. Save Their Souls – Bohannon

15. It’s a Desperate Situation – Marvin Gaye

password – bumtitty

19
Nov
09

Annotations

As we said in our first post – we love mixtapes. There’s magic in the best ones. A story that winds through often disparate territory, connecting and revealing influences in both the DJ who mixes and the artists being mixed.
Now despite the fact that we posted Bankwell Vol.1 nearly a month ago, our original intention was to have a sort-of annotated tracklisting to accompany the mix, giving us a chance to write about the tracks and maybe reveal a little of how we mashed all of ’em together in the first place.
So given that the tracklisting is quite long and in the interest of keeping these posts short and sweet, we’re gonna take it about three or four tracks at a time and try to tell everyone a little about the who, why and how…

Defunkt, Cameras and Rocks, Welcome

Introductions are important. Just listen to any hip hop mixtape and you’ll hear that the effort put into making the intro generally results in it trumping the rest of the tape for entertainment value. Almost to the point where it seems a shame to continue on with the actual mix.
Examples include…

DJ Babu – Comprehension
DJ M-Boogie – Laid In Full
DJ Melo-D – Beat Junkies Volume 3
Grandmaster Roc Raida – Crossfaderz
Psychonauts – Time Machine
And any DJ Rectangle…especially this…and this

(N.B – If by any chance you’re reading this and have a copy of Top Rawmen “My Sides Better, Naw Mine Is” by DJ’s Mike C & Nando, please post it up and hit us with the link)

Now you’ll notice we didn’t do any scratching in this mix. Ableton hasn’t yet developed a function which allows you to scratch (though their recent involvement with Serato could prove otherwise). However we still don’t take the business of introductions lightly. We didn’t want to blow our wads too quickly with huge basslines or beats – we just needed something that builds, intrigues and makes you want to listen on.
Some of you may know Doctor Rockit by his more widely known pseudonym Matthew Herbert. Nowadays he can mostly be heard/read from through his website where he makes highly politicised musique concrete utilising found sound and a strict manifesto for creating pure “sound” music (no drum machines!!). Seriously, check out his blog for a project involving only sounds recorded during the life cycle of a pig.
Cameras and Rocks is a far cry from such projects. Essentially it’s a nice little building synth pattern giving way to a clicky house groove that makes perfect bedding for the multi-layered hoo-ha’s of Defunkt.
I’m not gonna act like I’m the hugest fan of Defunkt and their blend of funk, punk and disco. We discovered the song via the excellently curated series New York Noise on Soul Jazz Records and it’s acapella intro hit us immediately as prime intro fodder.
The lyrics are pretty straightforward. Dance. Party. Get Down. Something I think we can all aspire to and most importantly it sets the tone rather nicely for the next half hour.
The inclusion of Art Blakey’s introductory announcement is a straight-up cue from hip hop mixtapes the world over. Splicing a little thematically appopriate dialogue to say what would frankly sound pretty corny coming from the worldly portal of my own mouth.

And there it is. We’ve been introduced.

Bankwell Vol. 1

19
Oct
09

Bankwell Vol.1

We love mixtapes.

Ten years ago we started Dj-ing and ever since we’ve been stringing tracks together on tapes, cd’s, digital mixers and dusty old four-tracks.  Now after a decade technology has caught up with our imaginations and the Bankwell series is what has evolved.

We’re not stringing tracks together anymore.  We’re tearing them apart, stuffing them into the Ableton blender and pouring out beat puree.  Four bars of this, a little bass to taste, some yelping, a location recording, a whole lot of effects and you get the idea.  This is just as much a production process as it is a DJ set.

Hopefully the tracks on this mix are enough to whet your taste-buds, ear-buds, ass-buds and feet-buds.  It sure works for us.

Enjoy.

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Bankwell Vol.1

Tracklisting:

Defunkt – Defunkt

Doctor Rockit – Cameras and Rocks

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Welcome

Troubleman – Lullaby

Mr Oizo – M-Seq

Inland Knights – Dance Me

Funkstoerung – You Go Funk

Jahdan Blakkamore – The General (acapella)

Jahdan Blakkamore – The General (instrumental)

Troubleman – Pieces Of Ipanema (Mark Pritchard Remix)

S Tone Inc – Biera Do Mar

Awa Band ft. Tony Allen – Bababatteur (Quantic Mix)

Laird & John Pickett – Ohhhh Ma Ma Ma

Fela Kuti – Open And Close

Morgan Geist – Settle Down

Tipper – Jibber Jabber

Word Of Mouth ft. Dj Cheese – King Kut

Mr Oizo ft. Uffie – Steroidz

Hot Chip – Over And Over (Maurice Fulton Remix)

Modeselektor – Silikon (Siriusmo Remix)

Prince – Feel U Up

Morgan Geist – Detoured

Derrick Carter – Never (Ludovic Navarre Remix)

Super Collider – Darn Cold Way Of Lovin’

I-Cube – Mingus In My Pocket

Edu K – Sex O’matic (Solid Groove Mix)

Pheek – Magda Had A Little Troll ([a]pendics Shuffle Remix)

Pier Bucci – Hay Consuelo (Samim Remix)

Fat Freddy’s Drop – Midnight Marauders

Tipper – Flat Ripple

Busta Rhymes – Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See (acapella)

Stimming – Surfer Cat

Mr Oizo – Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog

Mark Farina – Do Things

Ragga Twins – Tan So Back

Appleblim – Fear

La Funk Mob – Motor Bass Get Phunked Up

Young Leek – Jiggle It (acapella)

Mr Oizo ft. Error Smith – Erreur Jean

Dabrye – Prospects

Jamie Lloyd – Bad Motherfucker

Jive Rhythm Trax – 129BPM

Jamie Lloyd – Sabana Salty




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