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Sekklow – Mind The Gap Mix

 
By on Thursday, 28th May 2009 at 6:28 am
 

You remember ‘Intimacy Remixed,’ the collection of “that will just about do” remixes scrambled together by Kele & Co. earlier this year? Funny thing is the best Bloc Party remix of the year (Sekklow’s rendition of Biko) wasn’t featured. ’tis a pity really. This rising stars been busy giving the dubstep treatment to everyone from Kings of Leon to X Factor contestants. Strange yet it always works, especially when you least expect it to (a dubstep remix of The Others??)

This mix is a wonderful journey through everything sub-bass, the transition between the tracks is subtle and easy on the ears, masterfully mixed to flow like poetry as Sekklow delivers classics like ‘Bread Get Bun’ mixed with his own reworks (Wire to Wire, Closer, Use Somebody) and creations (Undercurrent). What’s more is that he takes Dub to new territory, exploring indie-Dub, dub’n’bass and more through 23 carefully chosen tracks.

Don’t believe the hype?? Proof – below is the full mix and bonus mp3s of ‘The Erb (which is reggae filled dub madness) and more 😛 Enjoy 😀

Download full ‘Mind The Gap’ mix!!

Download track: ‘The Erb’

Download track: ‘Undercurrent’

Download track: ‘Feeling This Way’

Download track: Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone (Sekklow Remix)

Download track: Kings of Leon – Closer Remixes

**for gig details, more music and EVEN MORE go to the official Sekklow site, for even more visit Sekklows youtube page**

 

‘Be’ Line-ups for the rest of May

 
By on Thursday, 21st May 2009 at 11:34 pm
 

Camden’s premier clubnight is back (has been since the beginning of May…) either way there are two dates left on this months line up which include performances from the likes of Gold Teeth, Bittersweet and Bang Bang Eche (and a load more). So head on over to Chalk Farm for some of the finest live bands and DJs on the London scene.

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Levi’s Ones To Watch from The Great Escape

 
By on Thursday, 21st May 2009 at 9:18 pm
 

The lovely people at Levi’s Ones To Watch popped over this video into our inbox. It’s footage from their stage over at The Great Escape Festival (Brighton) and features performances from Black Lips, The Twilight Sad, Hockey and a very special show with Babyshambles. Enjoy 🙂

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_qYCi4UwHI[/youtube]

 

Black Mercies Tour Diary #6

 
By on Friday, 15th May 2009 at 2:00 pm
 

hope-london-venueIslington, UK

The Hope and Anchor

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what a blast! a tremendous end to our first ever UK tour. lots of history bleeding from the walls in this basement venue. very typical UK pub style: the drink is the focus and the stage is located in some distant antechamber, complete with treacherous stairs for your drunken loading pleasure and destroyed toilets for you to hover over while you try to work out the road cloggies.

first up was bye bye johnny – two parts the Jam, two parts Madness and one heaping hunk of mystery meat. . .bouncy, ballsy and beatific.

storm-o-face4 bands on this stage and in this room made things a little claustro-cozy. . .but once BBJ had cleared the stage we hit it with as much fever as we could. . .a wonderful crowd bobbing up and down and lo and behold even some people singing the lyrics to our songs! ! !?? ? ? i was amazed, a twitter, agog and afire! ooh the alliteration abounds. . .ok – too much.

next came medicine show who’s name is absolutely indicative of their music. . .a sort of tribal and tongues blues catharsis channeling the punk side of the pogues.

lastly and by no means leastly – a newly reformed Git who poured mood into pint glasses and rocked an ambient poetry swill that made me feel a little better for never having the opportunity to see joy division. . .perhaps a convenient comparison but no less apt. . .Git are kind and brave fellas who take chances.

the tour over, we spilled out into the london streets and searched for something to do. . .all the chip shops closed. . .bells having rung last call. . .Pizza Kebab anyone? ? ?

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all that’s left is stumble back to our hotel and drink our last pounds and pence away then to bed for an early rise. we return our rental gear and shout obscenities at our disembodied Tom Tom navigator nagging us to take the next left when we can only go right!

the flight home:

3 movies –

Control (joy division coincidence?), Slumdog Millionaire and Frost/Nixon. . .top rate one and all.

the most excessive and fear inspiring turbulence i have ever experienced threatening to drop me to my death in the atlantic ocean. . .many prayers to all gods of benevolence and finally a safe landing back in Seattle. . .

in a few days we will be heading out for a small NW jaunt with LA band the colour turning. . .fine chaps, top notch music. . .definitely worth checking out.

big american hi 5’s to the UK! we will be back soon.

Black Mercies

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Black Mercies Tour Diary #5

 
By on Thursday, 14th May 2009 at 2:00 pm
 

london-performanceHertford, UK

The Marquee

Got to admit the build up for this particular show didn’t exactly meet the reality. The Marquee name is a legendary one and we were very excited to play this venue. The sound was top notch and the crew, especially Ben the sound engineer, was wonderful.

Unfortunately, that’s where this one stops. Poorly promoted, there was absolutely no one there. . .bands playing for bands at best. We have been quite fortunate so far to share these bills with class acts like Horseman Shakes and the Draymen who played before us. HSATD delivered a powerful set of Led Zeppelin meets the Commitments infused with a bit of Pearl Jam style rock which had us movin’ and shakin’ our butts. . . The opening band, however, demonstrated none of this class. . .limping through their half-baked set and then lumbering right on out of the club. . .despite the fact that all others on the bill stood before them and cheered them through what was truly an insufferable 30 minutes. How about some enthusiasm for your own music?. . .you could show a little effort – we all have lives. . .we all have to get up in the morning, we all have to go about our daily grind, but aren’t we all here to share our music? regardless of genre, personal taste or chops, music is the common bond in these situations. . .

not whining here. . .it just f***in pisses me off when a band does the kiss, kiss hug hug socializing thing before they play their set and then suck and leave, showing no support for any of the other bands on the bill. . .boo 4 u. . .bad form.

anyway, back to sunshine and lollipops! our last show at the Hope and Anchor tomorrow night. . .we are STOKED!hope-and-anchor-show

 

Black Mercies Tour Diary #4

 
By on Wednesday, 13th May 2009 at 2:00 pm
 

storm-silverDoncaster, UK

The Leopard

DONNIE! Though nackered after our castle climb we barely slept and had to rouse ourselves early to load up the van for a fairly uneventful drive to Doncaster.

The Leopard was one of the larger stages we’ve played since we’ve been here. The crew at the joint were top rate. Arv the sound engineer really new how to squeeze the sound system for all it was worth and the promoter Jimmy Mac was as kind as they come. . .an old boxing promoter with that glint in his eye that told you if you crossed him, well. . .suffice to say you best not cross him. . .sort of kris kringle with a mean right hook. The crowd was absolutely enthusiastic and we reciprocated the fever in kind. . .we are loving every minute here in the UK.

Up first, The Hottest State hit us with some decidedly American R-n-R and after that Area laid it out with a hybrid that landed somewhere between System of A Down and Oasis – a quirky middle ground between wall of sound angst and pop deconstruction. Thanks to everyone who stuck around and cheered us on as we worked out our demons. . .

A day off tomorrow and then the Marquee in Hertford.

 
 
 

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