Sunday, December 25, 2011

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

A Perfect Murder

An astonishing track from The Glove's Blue Sunshine, a side-project of Robert Smith from The Cure and Steven Severin from Siouxsie & The Banshees. Jeanette Landray, who has some gorgeous and rich songs in a far too sparse discography, provided the main vocals for the album but doesn't appear on this song.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Night Breathing

Huey Lewis & The Muse

Mr. Lewis is a man of more depth than might be imagined, at first... (He can out-act Gwyneth Paltrow - you ever see Duets?) For Heart & Soul, he appears to have lifted the guitar-line from a song from chamber-avant-pop heros Penguin Cafe Orchestra's first album.

The Course of a Lifetime


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Serpico Influence & Detective Rick Lee, Hipster Cops

HipsterCops is a new Tumblr created with the aim of exploring the unique phenomenon of the Hipster Cop. Although the phenomenon's profile is now raised thanks to Detective Rick Lee's presence at the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City, it would be erroneous to imagine that Mr. Lee is its non plus ultra. He is nothing if not the heir to a lengthy and rich history, dating back past punks, hippies, beatniks and Zoot suit rioters to the very origins of the hipster itself.
Topics covered on the blog include The Serpico Influence, The Hipster Cop in Literature, Korova, Dan Bejar of Destroyer, and much more.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Cargo Cult - Thums Up! Miami Bass & Baile Funk Mix

I came across an old trove of Miami Bass vinyl & cd-rips from way back last night and, being overtaken by the moment, decided to put together a scrappy, dirty mix of Miami Bass classics, covering the leading lights of the scene like 2 Live Crew, L'Trimm, Egyptian Lover, MC Shy D, and so forth, as well as a lot of related baile funk and southern bass track that don't necessarily fit , but don't feel out of place. Except for INOJ. INOJ always sounds out of place.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Cargo Cult - Occhi Mix

58m17s, 320kbps MP3

1. Monarchy I Won’t Let Go (Myd & Sam Tiba Remix)
2. Carte Blanche With You (feat. Alexis Taylor)
3. Fail Forever When Saints Go Machine
4. Nautiluss X Lord Skywave Ultraviolet
5. Audiofly 6 Degrees (feat. Fiora, Tale of Us Remix)
6. Jamie Woon Night Air (Solomun Edit)
7. Beardyman Where Does Your Mind Go? (Tom Middleton Liquatech Remix)
8. Bingo Players Cry (Just A Little Bit)
9. Lovebirds Want You In My Soul (feat. Stee Downes)
10. Saaed Younan Call You (Loko Remix)
11. Junior Boys FM (Tensnake Remix)


Sunday, October 09, 2011

Cargo Cult - OCT82011 MIX

Cargo Cult Oct82011 Mix
1h19m59s, 320kbps, 183mb

  1. Peter & The Magician Twist
  2. Nightlife Unlimited Just Be Yourself
  3. Kris Menace Walkin' On The Moon feat Emil
  4. Grum Can't Shake This Feeling (Grum Club Mix)
  5. Data MC vs Nhan & Taan Too Young To Die (Moullinex Remix)
  6. The Glimmers Whomp That Sucker (Munk Remix)
  7. Onra Keep On Loving Me
  8. Louis La Roche Gimme Gimme
  9. Tortured Soul You Found A Way (Art of Tones Classic Vocal Mix)
  10. Villa Nah Running On (Kebacid Remix)
  11. James Yuill Crying For Hollywood (Shir Khan Remix)
  12. Joyce Muniz Spooky Dusty
  13. Nicolas Jaar Stay In Love
  14. Cecile & Venice Rimmel
  15. SHINDU Happy House
  16. S.A.S. Lover In Me
  17. Scenic Another Sky (The Magician Remix)
  18. Cluster & Eno Ho Renomo


Thursday, October 06, 2011

Cargo Cult - Dropped From The Sky Mix

1.Gigamesh When You're Dancing (RAC Remix)
2.Foster The People Pumped Up Kicks (Gigamesh Remix)
3.Goldenbug Futuregirl
4.Lullabies In The Dark Iridium (Superpitcher Remix)
5.Black Devil Disco Club To Ardent feat Nancy Sinatra (Horse Meat Disco Remix)

Every Thursday at Nouveau Palais (281 Bernard Ouest)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Wilson Gowan and I are finishing up a summer of sanguine-tinged Thursday evenings of disco, house, early 80's R&B and boogie at Blue Dog with the final Sangria Summer night of the year at the Blue Dog Motel. It's Thursday, August 25th, during the final Saint Laurent street sale of the season. Facebook RSVP and more details here.

TIM HOOVER - Numbers (d'Eon Remix) from Moduli TV on Vimeo.

Tim Hoover - Numbers (D'Eon Remix) by Woven Records

Jesse Dube-Smith (AKA St Robe) is at the helm of the Winnipeg-Montreal spanning label Woven Records, and has recently nabbed D'Eon for a remix of Tim Hoover's Numbers. It's a jungle-influenced scattershot post-industrial pummeling, a little more hi-fi than the D'Eon of yesteryear.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Moving In The Right Direction

Here's a superb edit courtesy of Fernando, he of Redux Records (Leeds label home to Greg Wilson, amongst others).

People Love Boats

In my old age, I'm losing my sense of taste. That has to be the reason why I'm currently listening to Real Ibiza 6 and not this excellent mix that dapper, fellow barbe-rousse Jesse R. Cumming. Chances are you've probably heard him DJing 'round the Mile End neighbourhood at Buvette Chez Simone and Sparrow.

Grace Jones The Crossing (Ooh The Action)

Mike Francis On and On

Clive Tanaka y Su Orquesta The Fourth Magi

Malcolm Mclaren Call A Wave

The Alan Parsons Project Pipeline (Rayko Edit)

Linda Di Franco T.V. Scene (Sensurround Mix)

Six Cups of Rebel Arp She Said

Prefab Sprout Wigs

Mathematiques Modernes Jungle Hurt

Project Sandro Blazer

Pas De Deux Cardiocleptomanie

Yukihiro Takahashi Flashback

The Orb Little Fluffy Clouds (Cumulo Nimbus Mix)

Korallreven Loved Up (Nhessingtons Remix)

Alexander O’Neal All True Man

Jeremy Glenn New Life (Perseus Remix)

Jah Wobble, Arthur Russell, Holger Czukay & The Edge Hold on To Your Dreams

Laid Back Walking In The Sunshine

Paul McCartney Sunshine Sometime

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Landscape & Silence

Formerly Sandy & The Sunset Gang, Kook is a nice slice of left-field disco from Hawaiian-born Sandy O'neale, produced by Yukihiro Takahashi, Haruomi Hosono, & Ryuichi Sakamoto from Yellow Magic Orchestra, from her LP Earthly Pleasures. Besides the gold-to-my-ears production (anything that seems like it could be part of a video art performance from 1983 I love, really), it's a solidly built song, and Sandii's voice has many of the same characteristics that make Allison Goldfrapp so endearing. Were I to supervise the soundtrack to a remake of the Sean Connery/Wesley Snipes film Rising Sun about a murdered blonde hostess/prositute, this would be a key component. It would also have to be set in 1983.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Party Crash

The Change song features Luther Vandross on vocals, sampled by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis for Janet Jackson's All For You. Both O'Neal and Hikaru's songs were produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sword of Damocles

Thanks to Joel Entwistle for turning me on to the new Benoit & Sergio. Joel was our guest a couple of weeks back for the Sangria Summer nights that Thomas and I do at Blue Dog. Get on his Soundcloud for mixes & other delights.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Thursday, June 23rd at Blue Dog Motel: Tommy Bottega (DJ Ilya) & Jay Watts III

After a banner night at Blue Dog last Thursday during the street sale, we're heading into this week headstrong and feet-first with an appearance by DJ Tommy Bottega (nee DJ Ilya) - current resident at Korova Fridays and former resident at Sofa, proprietor of Afrokats Records, and stalwart 12 year veteran of the hip-hop, house and Afrobeat scenes in Montreal. Come prepared for plenty of summer dancefloor killers and fillers! Facebook link is on the poster above.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Re: Call You I'm never for big, dumb house music unless it has an accompanying big dumb chorus or hook to go with it, but there's something about the rolling beat, masterful samples and darker undertones to this track that gets me... Or it could be all the Neo-Citron.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

SANGRIA SUMMER: Jeudi/Thursday Blue Dog Motel

Jay Watts III Sounds for Sockhops Mix

Tomorrow evening I'll be DJing along with Ottawa's Raph W Glass at the now-ascendant Blue Dog Motel's newest night, Sangria Summer. Every Thursday I'll be joined by guests from near and far showcasing the most sanguine and sometimes saccharine house-party songs from here and there, along with economically-priced pitchers of potent sangria. GET DOWN.

Hosted by Thomas Kim & Stephanie Navidad (Disposable Mondays)
Blue Dog Motel 3958 Boulevard Saint-Laurent

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sangria Summer Surprise

I'm DJing tomorrow along with Disarray for an evening of sangria, summer vibes, early 90s pop rap vids and pool-party hits... Hosted by the impeccable and incomparable Thomas Kim & Stephanie Natividad. RSVP to the event here!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Nouveau Palais Promo Mix - Palatial Digs

Promo mix for 03/31/2010 at Nouveau Palais with Kyle Calma
33:39| 77.6mb | 320kbps

  1. Blackbird Blackbird Avalanche
  2. Onra High Hopes ft. Reggie B
  3. Saint Etienne Spring (Air France Remix)
  4. The Avalanches Stay Another Season
  5. The Go-Team Apollo Throwdown (Star Slinger Remix)
  6. Millionyoung Local Joke
  7. Elite Gymnastics Is This On Me?
  8. TEETH See Spaces (Visions of Trees Remix)
  9. Florrie Come Back To Mine
  10. Velour Booty Slammer

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Indie Rock Face Paint

I have nothing personal against Tuneyards, but I'm just wondering if there's a mission to antagonize me. First, with wacky intercaps, and now facepaint? The precious yogurt commercial music I can ignore, whatever: innocuous enough.

Monday, March 28, 2011


Obedience Mix by Jay Watts III

  1. Yellow Power Hai Samurai
  2. Ichisan Space Patrol
  3. Cantoma North Shore (Idjut Boys Remix)
  4. Will Powers Adventures in Success
  5. Pool Jamaica Running
  6. Shriekback My Spine Is The Bassline

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Dancehalt! Mix by Jay Watts III

1. Fleetwood Mac Never Forget (Cut Copy Lifelike Mix)
2. Aeroplane Without Lies (Black Van Remix)
3. The Human League Love Action (Young Edits 12" Edit)
4. Fever Ray The Sevens (The Twelves Remix)
5. Flight Facilities Crave You (Cassian Remix)
6. Andy Butler & Kim Ann Foxman Creature (Faze Action Remix)
7. Kartell Get Down (Mix Chopin Remix)
8. Junior Jack My Feeling
9. Elton John Are You Ready For Love (Ashley Beedle Edit)
10. New Order Dreams Never End

Monday, March 14, 2011

All Tape, No Mix 2

  1. Risque Starlight
  2. Onra High Hopes (feat. Reggie B)
  3. TLC Creep
  4. Starslinger Gas
  5. Eazy E Gimme That Nut
  6. Positive K I Gotta Man
  7. Mark Ronson Ooh Wee (Remix feat. Ghostface Killah)
  8. Souls of Mischief 93 'Til Infinity

I don't even know why I'm posting this. Mixing without a Traktor box on a desktop computer means no cue-ing! DEAF MIX 2011.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

All Tape, No Mix

DOWNLOAD mp3 320 kbps 136mb |

  1. Endgames Ecstasy (Jam City Refix)
  2. Joy Orbison Hyph Mngo
  3. Moullinex Love It Is, Then
  4. Pompeya 90 (Acos CoolKAs version)
  5. Duliatten Disco Dancer Surat Surfin
  6. Canyons Fire Eyes (Jacques Renault's Living In The Jungle Mix)
  7. SE62 Out There
  8. Ali Love Moscow Girl (Jacques Renault Mix)
  9. The Shoes Wastin' Time (Boom Bax Remix)
  10. Durutti Column Home

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Concrete Insertion In The Cosmos

Photograph by Hugues Erre

Signed by Apple Records on the basis of his Bolan-esque appeal, Ringo-approved psychonaut Chris Hodges released this 1972 single. Along with atypical Morricone-like flourishes and a propulsive rhythm lifted from the Amboy Dukes' Journey To the Center of Your Mind, it's embued with that spirit of intergalactic travel that informed Hawkwind's Silver Machine. Dig that sitar.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Spring Minimix from Foxnews

Spring Minimix by beloved mensch FoxNews

01. Terror Danjah - I'm Feelin U
02. Fantastic Mr Fox - Evelyn
03. The XX - Crystalised (Dark Sky Remix)
04. Jacques Greene - Tell Me (Kingdom Edit)
05. XXXY - Ordinary Things
06. Julio Bashmore - Battle For Middle You
07. MJ Cole & Wiley - From The Drop (L-Vis 1990 Remix)
08. Dubbel Dutch - Throwback
09. Rihanna - Whats My Name (Brenmar Club Mix)
10. Canblaster - Triple Ring
11. Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes - Look At Me Now
12. Fused Forces & DJ Cable - Flocka Riddim

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I Saw The Light

"It caused me to crank out songs at an incredible pace. 'I Saw the Light' took me all of 20 minutes. You can see why, too, the rhymes are just moon/June/spoon kind of stuff."
- Todd Rundgren on Ritalin and song-writing,
The Independent, July 14, 2004

A little inspiration to all of my student friends currently suffering in mid-term hell, or just having escaped it.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Alan Arkin & Labour Standards

With two friends, he formed the folk music group The Tarriers, in which Arkin sang and played guitar. The band members co-composed the group's 1956 hit The Banana Boat Song, a reworking, with some new lyrics, of a traditional, same-name Jamaican calypso folk song combined with another titled Hill and Gully Rider.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Some Weird Sin

Iggy Pop Some Weird Sin

"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall."
- William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

Monday, February 07, 2011

No One Ever Tells You What It Costs

Melba Moore It's a Peach Melba (Promised Land re-edit)

Here's a couple-of-years-old classic re-edit of Melba Moore's 1977 song Promised Land, the second white label release from the mysterious Dutch label Moxie. The b-side on this is an equally stomping, mid-tempo edit of The Inner City Jam Band's What I Did For Love which I'll include on an upcoming mix. (The organ vamping throughout brings it to another level). Beg, borrow or steal - just acquire this somehow.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

Blood Orchids

It could be the cold - the miserable, biting January wind and chill - but I'm really enjoying the Laurie Anderson by way of Angelo Badalamenti nature of this track. So, the soundtrack for the past couple of hours has been a lot of Pional (née Miguel Barros) on repeat, paired with the paranoid, claustrophobic atmospherics of Bot'ox.

Monday, January 17, 2011


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