Monday, 26 September 2011

...Monday Blues

Got some great bits to post, if you have time to listen and watch then stay focused.

Keep Watch Vol. XXIX: Bart B More by Мишка Bloglin

Мишка Presents Keep Watch Vol. XXIX: Bart B More
1. Carte Blanche – Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens
2. Light Year – 5 Girls (Harvard Bass Remix)
3. Jean Nipon/Dem Slackers – Rosso (TWR72 Remix) w/ Let’s Go Accapella
4. Goose – Synrise (Mumbai Science Remix)
5. Baskerville – Devil’s Town (RipTide Remix)
6. Baskerville – Devil’s Town (Bart B More Remix)
7. Shinichi Osawa & Paul Chambers – Singapore Madness
8. Altern 8 – Frequency (Djedjotronic Remix)
9. ZDRLT – Rewind
10. Jan Driver – Raveyard
11. Bart B More & Tommie Sunshine – Bodywork
12. Thomas Bangalter – What To Do
13. Bart B More – Traction
14. Nobody Beats the Drum – Poisson Vert (TWR72 Remix)
15. Bart B More & Felix Cartal – Untitled
16. Bart B More – Glow
17. Bart B More & Drop The Lime – The Bass

We found all these through the SB TV channel on youtube....still keepin our mind fresh and loving music
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All this should shift those Monday Blues...


...Weekly Podcast #3

This weeks Podcast celebrates the new era for Bangers Only.....the greatest electronic dance music blog in the world. Gem and Colin have been at the front of the electro music scene for a while now. They brought artists like Porter Robinson to my ears and with the endless supply of great music on the BLOG you need never look any further than Bangers Only.

With the launch of Supplemental Sounds a fresh new look for the blog also the boyz done good. Just show ya love follow and join the blog.

Enjoy the mix....full of Bangerz

F1 Bangerz Weekly Podcast #3

Thursday, 22 September 2011

...Daft PuNk

DAFT PUNK & LEIJI MATSUMOTO'S INTERSTELLA 5555 - The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
‎Four musicians from another galaxy are kidnapped by an evil manager to ultimately become the biggest band on Earth.
aft Punk's music meets Leiji Matsumoto's designs for this groundbreaking animated musical.
Now available on Blu-Ray disc !

features all the hit songs One More Time, Harder Better Faster Stronger, Aerodynamic, Digital Love...

- FILM: Daft Punk & Leiji Matsumoto's Interstella 5555 The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (65 min.)

• Interactive play
• Character files
• Animation editing of digital love
• Karaoke (One More Time, Harder Better Faster Stronger, Face to Face)
• Trailer
• Daft Punk's biography
• Leiji Matsumoto's biography
• Hidden bonus

• One more time
• Aerodynamic
• Digital love
• Harder, better, faster, stronger
• Crescendolls
• Nightvision
• Superheroes
• High life
• Something about us
• Voyager
• Veridis quo
• Short circuit
• Face to face
• Too long
• Aerodynamic (Daft Punk remix)

Format 4/3 (original version) | PAL : film 1080i/25 / bonus : 576i
Duration 65 mIn. |Menu English / Français |
DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0

Order now Interstella 5555 Blu--Ray with Exclusive Lithographic Artwork Print

Order now Interstella 5555 Blu-ray now from Amazon

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

...Moda @ Space Ibiza

The boys from lincoln done good and all the hard work has payed off with this....SPACE IBIZA

Moda @ Space, Ibiza from Moda Video's on Vimeo.

Jaymo & Andy George - August 2011 from Moda Video's on Vimeo.

Go check out Tom Staars new tunes on Beatport now

Monday, 19 September 2011

DJ Mehdi...thank you

For those who follow this blog you will understand, for those who don't let me explain.
Myself (Matt) and Dan love and still buzz about everything to do with house music.  We have been djing as individuals and as a duo (F1 Djs) for over 17 years.  Both in early 30's now, when we meet for a mix once a week, the energy and love for music is in every podcast/mixtape we do.

After hearing the news of DJ Medhi we have both been looking at stories and blog posts tributing his work.  Trying to put something together was hard but it all made sense when i saw this post and i had to share it.

This is from Chromeo...

I wrote this text on the plane back from Paris a couple of days ago. I first intended it to be a series of personal notes: an attempt to retrace the chronology of our friendship with Mehdi. Then I figured I’d share it. It’s long and perhaps too full of factoids. But that’s how Mehdi, ever the raconteur, like his stories: starting “ab ovo” (from the very beginning, the origins) and rife with trivia. So here it is, my own personal Mehdipedia entry…


I first met Mehdi over 11 years ago, in the summer of 2000. But to properly explain how this improbable encounter even took place, I must rewind to a year or so before. As some of you may know, in the mid to late 90s, way before Chromeo, I was a hip hop producer in my hometown of Montreal. Along with my little brother A-Trak (whom I’ll refer to as Alain in this text), I owned a small indie label called Audio Research, which was distributed by Fat Beats: arguably the greatest institution in independent hip hop culture (the Fat Beats flagship NY store closed a year ago, I hope you got a change to visit it). In 1999, Audio Research released its most successful 12”: “2004” by Obscure Disorder (a group composed of three of our high school friends rapping, Alain on scratches and myself on beats), featuring Ill Bill and Goretex of Non Phixion. You can listen to this track here: .
One day, I got a call from our Fat Beats label rep (and worldwide crate-digging authority) Amir, saying something to the effect of: “My man from France wants some beats from you. He loves Obscure Disorder.” The gentleman in question goes by the name of Olivier Rosset. He owned the indie distributor Chronowax, the Fat Beats of France, so to speak. In our first conversation, he asked me if I had heard of DJ Mehdi. I had no idea who that was. He said that Mehdi was one of France’s foremost hip hop producers, that he loved “2004” and that they wanted to get beats from me for a project they were working on. (Keep in mind that I had never made beats for anyone outside of Montreal before, so I was thrilled.) I was going to spend a few months in the south of France that summer; we agreed to meet then.

After graduating from college in 2000, I got a scholarship to study for the summer at a French Literature institute in the southern town of Avignon. Olivier invited me to come up to Paris for a weekend, crash at his place and get to know his group of friends. I’ll never forget getting off the metro at Place de la République and scrambling to find the Chronowax warehouse. When I finally got there and met Olivier in person, we clicked instantly. (Here’s a fun fact: as the office was getting ready to close for the weekend, a bunch of people were crowded around a turntable, listening to a test pressing. Olivier was like: “This is going to be huge.” I barely knew anything about house or electronic music at the time, but thought to myself: “Cool, a house beat with the ‘Rapper’s Delight’ bass line over it.” Years later, I realized that the test press was Alan Braxe’s “Running.”)
Olivier was anxious for me to meet Mehdi, whom he called his brother. We all went to dinner that night. Mehdi and I talked about sampling. I had used Arabic music on “2004” (a record I stole from Pee’s parents’ collection, incidentally) and so had he on 113’s hit “Tonton Du Bled”: .
We talked about chopping drums. He was a hip hop nerd, just like myself. But he was way more accomplished: only one year older than me, and he had made beats for just about all of France’s major rappers. I clearly remember us debating who’s doper, Jadakiss or Styles P (Mehdi said Jada but I was like: “Nah man, the streets are feeling Styles.”) Later that night, Olivier proudly played me a bunch of DJ Mehdi productions, including a compilation entitled “Espion”, which they were releasing together. Here it is on Discogs: .
As the record spun, I read all of Memed’s articulate liner notes. I don’t know why some of those stuck with me to the point that I was able to quote them back to my brother two days ago! Yesterday, in Paris, I got a chance to look at that EP again, for the first time in years. What a trip, or should I say, what an honor  – names on the track listing that I was barely familiar with at the time (Zdar, Boom Bass, Feadz) have since become our friends and colleagues. All thanks to Mehdi.

So what was this project that Olivier wanted me involved with? Well, Chronowax had just signed a young French rapper by the name of Rocé. Both he and and Mehdi were affiliated with the crew Mafia K’1Fry. Eventually, Olivier offered me a sort of executive producer role on Rocé’s debut album. They came to Montreal in the summer of 2001 and I oversaw the mix, producing a track on the record as well. Mehdi had done two. Here’s the video for the first single, directed by none other than Romain-Gavras, who wasn’t even 20 at the time:
By then, I was starting to stray away from producing hip hop. Without really knowing what kind of music we were going to make, Pee and I signed a deal with the Montreal-based electronic music label Turbo. I played some of our early demos for Olivier during that Rocé trip and he didn’t quite get them (probably because they weren’t quite good.) But as always, we kept in touch. In the summer of 2002, Pee and I finally had a band name and a handful of songs. Turbo was getting ready to release our first single. I sent Olivier more demos, including “Needy Girl.” He called me back and told me how much he loved that track, then passed the phone over to Mehdi who said it was cool that I producing other stuff than hip hop, as he was doing the same. In 2002, he released his major label solo album, “(The Story of) Espion.”
Olivier was sending me press clips where Mehdi charted our songs without us even having an album out. And sure enough, as Chronowax worked out a merger with the now defunct mini-major V2, Olivier offered us a record deal for Europe. I couldn’t believe it when, just a couple of months ago at Le Bain, Mehdi played the Juan McLean remix of “Me & My Man,” which was on our first single through that label! (Olivier also released a compilation of original songs sampled by Dr Dre, for which Mehdi wrote the liner notes. I really encourage you to read them if you can. He has such a sincere and knowledgeable eloquence, a truly unique prose later exemplified by his Cool Cats blog posts.) Around the release of our first album, we were taking a lot of trips to France, where Mehdi introduced Pee and me to a whole network of early supporters of our music, including his best friend and close collaborator Pedro Winter, who is now like family to us.

Right around that time, Pedro formed Ed Banger records. When Mehdi would swing by NY, we’d grab a bite, have a drink or go record shopping. In the summer of 2005, he came with his girlfriend Fabienne, who was pregnant with their son. I recall that afternoon as being particularly happy and carefree, with Memed showing me his recently completed Lucky Boy tattoo. That was going to be the title of his upcoming album for Ed Banger. That same summer, he asked me if we would remix the first single. Instead, we wrote a song to it and recorded the vocals in a Los Angeles motel room during the fall of 2005. It became the main version of the track, although it took a while to figure out a definitive edit; hence the “Montreal” and “Paris” versions on the single. Meanwhile, Pee and I were working on our own sophomore LP.
With almost half of the album done, I moved to Paris for a year in the fall of 2006 on a French Literature scholarship. A few days after my arrival, Memed asked me to make a cameo in the “I Am Somebody” video. (I knew he was a fan of leather Members Only jackets, so I wore one to the shoot and he got the nod, or “dédicace,” right away.) Here’s the clip, directed by So-Me; both he and the aforementioned Romain have now become two of the most acclaimed directors of our generation: .
Mehdi also asked us to perform at the “Lucky Boy” release party and here’s footage from that night: .
That’s when I saw him DJ for the first time. Behind the decks, the friend whom I had thus far only known as a producer absolutely blew my mind. Not only with the impeccable tastefulness and precision of his mixes, but also with his posture and aura. His inimitable dance, his concentrated and contagious smile. Surely many of you are familiar with what I can barely find the words to describe here. In the following months, Mehdi invited me to do a few tag team DJ sets with him and each time, as I was watching him go, all I could think of was: “I can’t wait until Alain sees this.” (Ten days ago, at the Fool’s Gold Labor Day party in New York, as I stood onstage while Mehdi did an impromptu set, I thought the exact same thing: “Alain stop socializing and get over here so you can see him killing it!”)
While I was still in Paris, friends from Montreal asked me to suggest someone to book for their New Year’s Eve party. I immediately recommended Mehdi. I remember picking him up in the freezing cold and taking him to my brother’s house. The second they started talking, it was as if I no longer was in the room. Before my eyes, one of the most beautiful friendships I have ever witnessed was born. That night, along with Pee and some other friends, Memed came over to my parents’ house for New Year’s Eve dinner. He stole the show, and not only because of the pink sweater he was wearing! During our animated family discussions, he jokingly refuted every single point I was trying to make, charming everyone with his customary poise. My parents were smiling. “Finally, someone comes along and challenges that know-it-all, smart aleck son of ours,” they probably thought. Together, we ushered in the year that Mehdi wanted to get tattooed on his arm: 2007.
When I came back to Paris, the city was buzzing. Ed Banger had become the most important record label in music. Justice were getting ready to unleash their debut album, and Pee and I also had to complete ours. I would update Mehdi regularly and get his feedback throughout the entire process. One night, he came to my apartment to hear the last songs we had completed. I remember his exact words after “Bonafied” came on: “Ok c’est bon les gars, vous avez vraiment poussé, là vous êtes prêts” (“ok guys, you really gave it the extra push, now you’re good to go”). His favorite track on the LP was “Waiting 4 U.” He asked to remix it early on and I’m not sure it was ever really finished by the time it was released. I like it because it showcases his distinctive drum programming:

From 2007 on, we all became full-time touring musicians. We saw Mehdi more than ever, but that’s when things become a blur: there are too many memories to recount. Every few hours during the last couple of days, another dinner, another joint gig, another chance meeting has come to my mind. Another muddy European festival, another Winter Music Conference in Miami. I can’t keep track. I remember all of us together at Coachella 2008, one of the biggest moments in our careers. I remember Memed DJing before us when we opened for Justice at Madison Square Garden (he knocked over one of our guitars and broke it – probably while doing his signature dance – though I’m not sure he ever admitted it). I remember him DJing at our biggest headline show that year: Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. He had worked “No Favors” by Temper into his set: a completely random rarity from a mix CD of ours. He was like: “That’s my joint, I love that song you guys put on there.” Pee and I were baffled: “How do you even remember this?!” But that was Mehdi, always paying scrupulous attention to details, making you feel special in the most unexpected ways.
This was also the period where Alain and Mehdi’s friendship blossomed. They went on tour together, played countless back to back DJ sets, even traded apartments for a couple of months. Memed was no longer just my homie: he was another older brother for my younger brother. Alain would go on vacation with him and his family. They took such amazing care of him, and never missed an opportunity to tell him to put his phone down (anyone familiar with my brother knows that he can’t). Some of my Mom’s favorite pictures of Alain in recent years are from his vacations with Mehdi and Fafi, some of the only moments when he’s enjoyed actual downtime. There is no possible way to express how grateful we are for this.
Through Mehdi, we became part of a social circle (“l’équipe,” as he called it) which now includes some of our dearest friends. Trips to Paris without a dinner at his place were an anomaly. Pee and I used to refer to him and Alain as the honorary members of our band. Our Billy Prestons. Naturally, when it came time to mix down our third album in Paris, Mehdi was the first one we invited to the studio. He loved “Don’t Turn The Lights On” and we asked him to remix it with Carte Blanche, his latest project with Riton. Here it is, our last musical collaboration: .

As you can see, DJ Mehdi was a fundamental part of my musical apprenticeship. For Pee and me, he was more than a kindred spirit and a close friend: he was someone we admired. Someone who would come up in our daily conversations. Someone we never thought it would be possible to live without.
Memed, we’re going to miss your smile and unabashed embraces. We’re going to miss your greeting us with a “T’es beau” (along with a comment on my heeled boots, your latest joke). We’re going to miss your cooking and your long-winded stories. Your thoughtful messages, your expressive notes. You, the social glue, the nucleus of the crew, the most loved person we have ever met.
Such a talented musician, such a generous friend, such a beautiful man.
Mehdi, you’ll always be the Lucky Boy, but we’re the fortunate ones to have known you.

Dave One - September 15, 2011.

Some videos to finish this tribute post off

Sunday, 18 September 2011

...Far Too Loud

Far Too Loud, a.k.a. Oli Cash, has gained a significant reputation in dance music for quality, dancefloor-destroying music that makes people throw their hands in the air and go crazy. Expect a high-energy mix of aggressive funk, big basslines, crazy edits and detailed production and you’ll be ready for the what FTL has to offer.
Since the first release, back in 2005, things have gone from strength to strength. Winning the “Best single” award at Breakspoll in 2007 was a huge boost early on and helped to show that Far Too Loud really has something to offer to dance music. Later that year, the track “Play It Loud” saw a move from breakbeat to big, dirty electro-house grooves with an absolutely massive response and it still remains a firm crowd-pleaser. More recently, chart smashers like “Bring Back Boogie” and “Wake Up LA” and remixes for the likes of Lily Allen and The Crystal Method have affirmed Far Too Loud as a household name in the electro-house scene.
Having toured the world over, Oli is well experienced in delivering both live PA and DJ sets packed with energy. Whether it’s 200 people in a sweaty underground club or 20,000 at an outdoor festival, you can be sure it’s going to go off!

Far Too Loud - Guest Mix for the Lazy Rich show May 2011 by Far Too Loud
The Chemical Brothers - Hey Boy Hey Girl (Far Too Loud Re-fix) [FREE DOWNLOAD] by Far Too Loud
Wake Up LA by Far Too Loud
The Boomzers - Rowentah (Far Too Loud remix) by Far Too Loud


Qoncept is a solo project by Singer/Songwriter/Producer Tom Sharpe. His music is predominantly based on Dubstep or Drumstep with full vocals, but his main focus when producing, is self expression rather than commercial gain.

Tom would currently class himself as an amateur "singer/ songwriter/ producer". he has been dabbling in music production since around 2005 with remixing, but only started writing his own original songs in the summer of 2009.

Qoncept's lyrics are all based on Tom's personal views and experiences and are often inspiration based (i.e. encouraging the listener to look at life in different ways so as to better their own and to improve the world that we ALL have to live in).

Tom's vocals are a mixture of singng and powerful "spoken words" (NOT RAPPING) but by teaming them up with a style of music that he loves, like Dubstep/ Drumstep, it gives him the opportunity to stand out from most other acts...

You can hear Qoncept's demo tracks on this profile, but Tom hopes to, one day, finalise the production, the lyrics and the vocals in a professional recording studio.

As of recently, Tom can be found performing his songs live around his local area...


..."This Is The New Qoncept..."

I Heard That by Qoncept

Species: Inhuman by Qoncept

The silence is worse than the pain 3 by Qoncept

Saturday, 17 September 2011

...Weekly Podcast #2

After some great news on our club night getting the go ahead we are all in a good place. M.U.S.T will be hitting The Live Lounge in Sleaford on Friday 28th October. We will have Bengo and Jim Cormack playing alongside us (F1) for a full on night of upfront house music.

@Woods_F1 and @Elkstar hooked up for a mix and these are the downloads of the mega mix session, in 2 parts due the 3 hour set.

Part 1 of Weekly Podcast 2

Part2 of Weekly Podcast 2

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Sunday, 4 September 2011

...Chromeo oh oh oh Hauswerks

So I had this tune in my head for the past 3 days, the lady in my life, now wife said 'will you stop singing that tune' I replied 'look out kid its gonna get ya' then i needed this video to explain all......

and this is the breakbot god its off the scale
Chromeo - When The Night Falls (Breakbot Remix)

Hauswerks as F1 crew may know we support this guy and a free download caught my ears by supprise.

also go check out all his other stuff...... all on a main room playlists somewhere in the world.