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Wednesday, May 31, 2006


On line and on heavy rotation

I got sent a link to the Seventh Information Architecture Summit and found this map of the Yahoo! network (the different properties like astrology, news, finance, search etc that make up the Yahoo! portal) it would have been damn handy to have it when I was working there!

I picked up some choice cuts from the nice people at Phonica and ran into my old friend Freddy 'Love' Garcia who is now working at Vinyl Factory.

Franz Ferdinand - Outsiders (JD Twitch remixes) - Dominion Records. Despite being a bunch of Roxy Music wannabes who shop in thrift shops, their song Outsiders is polished into a gem with the touch of a skilled remix team.

Peech Boys - Don't Make Me Wait - TMT Records. Don't make me wait another night, tonight I want to love you... sampled to death and still sounds as good as the first time I heard it on a club sound system a couple of decades ago. The big disappointment is that the pressing doesn't feature the Larry Levan mix, but don't let that stop you from stocking up.

Onionz - If only I had a brain - Industry Records. Ok, I am biased I am a great fan of Onionz production, he seldom does a bad tune and this one proves the rule: a jacking title track and a hip-house tinged b-side. If this doesn't pack your dance floor, retire and go become a chef.

Maurice - This is Acid - Trax. The low-pitched vocals and 303 sound as fresh today as they did in 1988. Freddy said that 1988 is the sound of now, getting away from all this electro 80s stuff, I told him acid had never gone away

DJ Said & Hideo Kobayashi - Children Of The Drums - Chez Recording. A new fresh sounding house track, quality tune; a solid kick drum and a trippy groove that would fit in most sets.

The Clash - Rock The Casbah/Mustapha Dance - CBS. Ok so The Clash were punks, but the music had dance floor sensibilities, buy this for the dub of Rock the Casbah called Mustapha Dance.

Finally, this Bell South clip below is great despite the fact that is was obviously seeded by professionals rather than kids who had pirated it off their TiVO box, proving that the most subversive media channels are being taken over by the man.

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