Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Smarter than the average bear - Mary Miss Fairy

Peachi here: Well here it is - after a little wait and some last minute technical issues - we finally have the latest MMF mix - Smarter than the Average Bear.

Smarter than the average bear by MaryMissFairy

No longer an anticipation, but now an actually astounding amalgamation of aural altercations - this is a journey into some of the most filthy driving electro sounds you'll find this side of Pooh Corner. Make sure you download it fast while you still can!! Yes unbelievably its FREE!

This mix reminds me alot of 'Wonk This Way' (my other favourite MMF mix) but is definately much MUCH phatter in alot of places! Similar progression from more minimalist stuff to a rocking Dirty Disco Filth section in the middle, with some real mind melters making mince meat of your mind at the end! So heavy are the tracks towards the end and I have to admit I was a bit scared (luckily I'd eaten my hedonistic-porridge this morning so I was OK) ;)

Actually towards the end of the mix it reminded me of her set at Matter earlier in the year, which at the time was right on the edge of my 'heavy-techno' radar. But since then my tastes have changed to appreciate this flavour much more... I think it comes across better on headphones also! Its also much less playful on the dance floor than the more dirty disco tracks. But then its also great to hear the heavy bass with your whole body at a club on massif speakers.... so it seems there are many different ways and moods to access this mix in! So my advice is to keep coming back to it and different tracks will stand out at different times. This is a sign of a good mix in my books (but thats just my humble opinion - but I'm usually right (in my mind!)).

Here's a 'random' picture I selected of Mary on her obviously-a-less-than-smart bear skin rug, thinking about her new set list (probably!). Shame really, if she made a bit of effort she could actually look all right ;)

Top mix Mary, thanks so much for persevering through the technical issues. It Roxs so much - I have no soxs left! RRRAAAAAaaaaaaaaaa!

Dirty disco filth for the discerning hedonist
1) Undertaker - Wolgang Gartner
2) Overdrive - Mac and Lewis - Gustavo assis remix
3) Ask the right question - Neelix (Dirty Loud remix)
4) Beaut - Sub Beat project - David Vade remix
5) Operator - DJ Dan & Uberzone - Miles Dyson Dub
6) Brighton Bass - Atomic drop
7) Right here right now - Digital Freq
8)Apes from Space - Aaren San - Dirty Loud remix
9)21st Centuary Disco Shit - The Soulbrothers - Miles Dyson remix
10)Mumble - Pance party
11)) Girls Speak Louder - Costello - Donique remix
12) Tricks - Cul;prit 1 - Rogue element remix
13) Rox Sox - Uppermost

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Mana & Manarangi

This one is about the meaning of Mana and not a music post. It was inspired by doing a balloon model today at a gig and finding out the child's name was Mana, which C-Ra and I recently found out was quite a good (cough deliberate cough) mispelling of 'Manna':

Mana - 1. A supernatural force believed to dwell in a person or sacred object.
2. Power; authority.

Wikipedia - Mana - In contemporary New Zealand English, the word Mana, taken from the Maori, refers to a person or organization of people of great personal prestige and character

So it turns out the kids name was actually short for "Manarangi" - which means something like ruler or ultimate god of power/energy.... but I can't find a clear definition of this online. It may be more from the Cook Islands the father said to me (I think).... ?

I was hopeing the guys who I made the balloon for (or anyone else really) might visit this blog and leave a comment to explain. We had quite a good conversation about it and they said they might look up this blog..... so we'll see ;)

I'm glad they wrote it down for me ir I'd never have remembered it. Mana-Ra to you all ;)

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Digital Sensation UK - Fletric - free guest mix

Peachi here: Been listening to this free mix all weekend by Fletric presented by Digital Sensation UK. It's downloadable free at the 'This is Breaks' website. Just scroll to the bottom of the page and hit download. Two free tracks on there too.... but the mix is where its at for me. Oddly enough sounds much better on headphones than on speakers. I think its because there is alot of head noises on there that benefit from a fuller immersion in the stereo sound. Crunch, squelch, psy-LAAAZZZER noises and bass-drive... LOVE THAT COMBO!!

Here's the intro from the interview you can find on there too:

"Digital Sensation UK is a newer label on the scene, having been around for just under a year. But they're rapidly gaining attention for two things: beautifully melodic, soundtrack-like breakbeat, and breaking talented new artists. Label head Duane Barry started the label out of a love for progressive breaks and he quickly found out there were plenty of like-minded artists looking for an outlet for their music. Keep reading for a Q&A with the head honcho himself, who threw in not one, but two free tunes and a brand spankin' new mix from label artist Fletric."

Thankyou This is Breaks ;)

TRACK LISTING (I think!?!):

01 - Headphonics - The Night [Exogenic Breaks]
02 - TheEmissary - Synapse (Fretwell Remix) [Digital Sensation UK] [CDR]
03 - Refunk - It's Groovy (Boonos Remix) [Re:Connect Recordings]
04 - Fletric - Leveler (Original Mix) [Digital Sensation UK]
05 - Meat Katie, D. Ramirez - Stop The Revolution (Kid Blue Remix) - -[LOT49]
06 - Fletric - Microgravity (Original Mix) (Flextone Recordings)
07 - Fletric - Plug Me (Retroid Remix) [Digital Sensation UK]
08 - Bkp & One Man Army - Flippit (Quadrat Beat Remix) [Dusted Breaks]
09 - Eternal Erection - Funky Police Car (Headphonics Remix) [Exogenic Breaks]
10 - Vadim Shantor - My Tasty Ass (Baymont Bross Remix) [The Pooty Club Records]
11 - HiHat - Killer Profit (Kultur & colombo Remix) [iBreaks Funk]
12 - Pharmacy Of Sound - Fkn Problem Is (Original Mix) [GK Records]
13 - Dilemn - Body Shout [Hardcore Beats]
14 - Robosapiens - Bodies (Hedflux Remix) [Dead Famous Records]
15 - Chris Nemmo - Nightsade (Fletric Remix) [Digital Sensation UK] [CDR]
16 - Kultur - Colombo - Blow Me [iBreaks Funk] [iBreaks Funk]
17 - Parallax Breakz - Almazzed (M_Spark Remix) [Digital Sensation UK] [CDR]
18 - Fletric - Leveler (Quadrat Beat Remix) [Digital Sensation UK]
19 - Elite Force Vs Various - Foxy Visitors [CDR]
20 - BSD - Hypnotizin [iBreaks Records]
21 - Parallax Breakz - Love (Original Mix) [Digital Sensation UK] [CDR]