31 January 2013

ZImmer: Brighter Days January mix

Disco-Parisien Zimmer reminds us that it won't be winter forever with this dreamy, happy, light mix. Catchy and up-beat tunes throughout; if you like any of the Aeroplane or Moshigogo mixes you will dig this. Loving that 'Rock Solid' tune with vocals from Stee Downes:
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1. Air Zaïre - Play
2. Glenn Dale - UNI
3. Anna Lunoe & Worldlife - Tom's Diner (The Coconut Wireless Mix)
4. Dan Solo - Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll
5. Lafayette - Mauvaise Mine (Jupiter remix)
6. Sanza & Phunktsastike - Locovox
7. Rotkraft - To Love You
8. Du Tonc - Darkness
9. The Other Tribe - Sing With Your Feet
10. KAMP! - Melt (Zimmer remix)
11. Grizzly Bear - Gun-shy (Lindstrom remix)
12. Julian Lennon - Too Late For Goodbyes (Aimes edit)
13. I Cube - Edit Service 7
14. Rambla Boys feat. Stee Downes - Rock Solid
15. Falcon Punch & Roller Radio - I Might Be Gone
16. Bixel Boys - Love Like This
17. Devolution - My Friends
18. Anna Lunoe - Empty Girl
19. Stare & Whisper (LNTG Interpretation)


30 January 2013

More Compuphonic: January 2013 mix

I was in my car earlier today listening to Compuphonic's mix from last Spring and thought 'it's a crying shame he has stopped making these monthly mixes' - then I came home to find this new mix just out! Further proof that I am in fact, clairvoyant. Although I thought that every time I listened to a Compuphonic mix, which was a LOT, so it was bound to happen one day. Some extremely sweet house tunes for your listening pleasure:

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Karmon - Take My Hand Feat. Terry Shand (Dub Mix)
Betoko - Before I Lose Control (Original Mix)
Hot Since 82 - Knee Deep in Louise
Hnqo - As I See Feat. Bip (Original Mix)
Jona - Full Pool
Digitalism - Zdarlight (Chopstick and johnjon remix)
A Blind Date - Carajillo (Matthias Vogt Remix)
Fancys - People (Alex Niggemann Stardust Remix)
Erik Christiansen - Cosmic Girl (Fabo Arp Mix)
Cari Golden & Mobius Strum - Vertigo
Kollektiv Turmstrasse - Schwindelig (Wanderlust Rhodes Remix)

If you haven't heard any of his other mixes, get on it, click here to take your pick or check out his soundcloud page.

29 January 2013

Freeform Five 'Weltareh' mixtape


Freeform Five (probably best known for their 'No More Conversations' tune that Mylo remixed a few years ago) have a new song called 'Weltareh' out and they have made a sweet, kind of 90s, beat-heavy house mix to go with it. Loving the whopper maxi-afro-beats.

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1. Mim Suleiman 'Maji'
2. Raz Ohara 'El Zahir' (The Sorry Entertainers remix)
3. Jesse Rose 'Sticks & Stones'
4. Freeform Five feat. Juldeh Camara 'Weltareh'
5. Audiojack 'No Equal Sides'
6. Show-B 'Sax 'N' MPC' (Show-B & Thomas Herb edit)
7. Les Go 'Dan Gna' (Joe Clausell Voices mix)
8. Soul Clap & Baby Prince 'The Neverending Quest for Inspiration'
9. Motorbass 'Flying Fingers'
10. Claptone 'No Eyes'
11. Marcus Worgull feat. Osunlade 'Reno'
12. 3rd Face 'Canto Della Liberta'
13. Brian Eno & David Byrne 'The Jezebel Spirit' (Peter Black mix)
14. Keiji Shimazaki 'Under The Moon'
15. Full Swing 'Freestyle'
16. The Lost Tribes of Ibadan 'Avareh'
17. Mercury 'Man'
18. Francois De Roubaix 'La Mer Est Grande' (Carl Craig Remix)


28 January 2013

Stream Tiga's latest 6 Music show

"Let's try some atonal mixing.. It takes a real man to mix out of key"

As usual, Tiga's 2 hour BBC 6 music mix is pretty banging. Sadly, Tiga resolves to talk less this show, although the letter he reads from his future self gets pretty deep. Most importantly the tunes remain whopper. Tracks from Justice, Duke Dumont (including an excellent Tiga remix of 'The Giver'), Four Tet, Daniel Avery, Hot Chip, that awesome Talabot / Pional remix of Chained by The XX, and as usual some great tracks by artists I've never heard of before. Of particular note is the track 'De La Cabeza' by DJs Pareja on the Comeme label at around the 1'05" mark.


Justice - Helix (Gesaffelstein Vocal Remix)
Barnt - Geffen (Philipp Gorbachev Remix)
Tiga & Jori Hulkkonen - Trust Your Body (Danny Daze Remix
Duke Dumont - Slow Dance
Roman Lindau - Pop Moderne
Duke Dumont - The Giver (Tiga Remix)
Paranoid London - Paris Dub 1 (feat. Paris Brightledge)
Randee Jean - You Got It (Dexter&Awanto3 Mix 2)
Hot Chip - Flutes (A JD Twitch Optimo Remix)
Daniel Avery - Water Jump
Willie Burns - African Love Story
1607 - Need You
Carousel - Carousel (Hrdvsion Remix)
Altered Natives - BC
Northern Structures - Session 4
JTC Crush Arbor -
DJs Pareja - De la Cabeza
joeFarr - Clock
Clouds - Corrupted Synthesis
CTRLS - Analogue Lies
Katy B & Jacques Greene - Danger
Randomer - Need U
Unknown - #002
Herbert - It's Only (DJ Koze Remix)
The XX - Chained (John Talabot & Pional Blinded Remix)
Coma - Myorbit (Clouds Remix)
Matthew Dear - Fighting Is Futile (Seth Troxler Remix)
Gingy & III - Frank $s
Tuff Sherm - Pharmacy
Four Tet - Lion (Jamie XX Remix)
Ghost Loft - Seconds
Nosaj Thing - Snap
Mount Kimbie - Maybes

Check out previous My Name Is Tiga shows at soundcloud.com/mynameistiga or mynameistiga.com/

Foals new tune 'My Number'

This song is my current new obsession. The official video is amazing, all trippy and high energy, and the people in it are all fans the band invited down on the day. On repeat, no sign of stopping.

This is a live version they recorded at Abbey Road, without the video interruptions:

P.S. This video is a beautiful cover version Foals did of Tears For Fears 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World' that my friend Oisin showed me yesterday. It's really gorgeous:

Foals are playing The Academy on Friday March 1st. Get tickets here.
Their new album 'Holy Fire' is out February 11th - more info and preorder here.


25 January 2013

Breakbot mini mix - DJ set at Le Mouv'

I found a Breakbot remix from 2010 that I hadn't heard before and it led me to this set from a French radio station (I think) called Le Mouv'. It's 30 minutes of Breakbot disco-pop buzz with tunes from Kindness, Tensnake, Roy Ayers and The Swiss (see below):
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Also on that page is a live version of my favourite Breakbot tune, 'Baby I'm Yours' with just Irfane singing to Breakbot's keyboard. I got an acute case of Dreamboat-itis just listening to it twice in a row so be careful:

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The remix I hadn't heard before was this one, what a tune:


24 January 2013

Okimi's portraits

For $50 you can get your profile portrait done with an animal of your choice on your shoulder by Japanese illustrator Okimi. If I had a pet or even a spirit guide I'd be all over this. One of those guys chose a cat with 3-D glasses, definite spirit guide territory. Last day to order is March 31st 2013.

Click here for more details.

Stream new Gold Panda E.P. 'Trust'

Art by Andy Gilmore at crowquills.com/

Gold Panda's new E.P is out soon on Ghostly but you can stream it from his Soundcloud; it's lovely, low key and beautiful:

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If you are a Gold Panda fan and haven't seen this video of Jon Hopkins play a live set before, you should check it out. 


23 January 2013

Edit Murphy: The Motown Edits Vol. 1 (free download)

I first heard an Edit Murphy track 'Beverly Thrills' on this sweet Pleasure Machines mix. This is probably old news to most of you but this is a 3 track disco edit E.P he made. His tunes live up to his awesome name; the E.P is quality and if you haven't heard it before it's well worth a listen - and there's a free download here!
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22 January 2013

Fleetmac Wood Mix for AOR Volume 2

Art by upso.

Yes! Volume 2 is out. Volume 1 was one of my favourite mixes of last year. Another batch of great edits from the Fleetmac Wood project, replete with soundbites from the band throughout. So satisfying to sing along to, particularly the version of 'Go Your Own Way' near the end. Downloadable too!

The Chain (Antenna Happy's Acid Pit Stop Mix)
Rhiannon (Baron Von Luxxury Dreams Unwinding Re-Edit)
Gypsy - River & Phoenix
Sister Of the Moon - Les Petits Oiseaux Edit
Seven Wonders - (AC Re-Edit)
Big Love - Red Ken (Big Four Letter Word Mix)
Dreams - (Gigamesh Edit)
Go Your Own Way - (Mojo Filter Grand Vocal Dub)
Rhiannon - Roxanne Roll's Birds Rising Remix

If you missed Volume 1, get it into you now. Click here.


20 January 2013

Moshigogo's January Mix

My one word review of Moshigogo's January mix: DREAMY.

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Check out Moshigogo's sweet 90s R'n'B remixes mix here.

Prince accepting awards at the AMAs 1985

Prince being a stone cold badass as he wins Best Black Single, Best Black Album and Best Pop Album in the 1985 American Music Awards. Yes, it was that racist. Bonus points for Huey Lewis and Madonna's awkward presentation exchange, Lionel Richie's jackets and the absolute amazingness of The Revolution. Haven't seen style like that since the video for Midas Touch. I was also a few views up when I noticed Prince is carrying a single rose with him on his first trip to the podium. Hero.

I always thought that Dave Chapelle clip where Prince and the Revolution challenge Charlie Murphy and his friends to a basketball match would be exaggerated for comedy's sake. But having watched them at the awards, it seems entirely plausible.

Prince and The Revolution performed 'Purple Rain' at the awards, click here to check it out.

16 January 2013

LL Chew J's Pipe Dreamz Mix Vol 1.

I was delighted to do the artwork for this smooth R'n'B mix by Chewy. For all the Pipe Layaz out there here is LL Chew J's Pipe Dreamz mix Volume 1:

Doin It - LL Cool J
Creep - Tlc
Freak Like Me (Re-Recorded / Remastered) - Adina Howard
Right Here (Human Nature Radio Mix) - Swv
Shy Guy {Radio Edit} - Diana King
My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It) - En Vogue
Return Of The Mack - Mark Morrison
This Is How We Do It By - Montell Jordan
Don’T Walk Away {Radio Edit} - Jade
Shackles (Praise You) [Radio Edit] - Mary Mary
Whatta Man (Feat. En Vogue) - Salt N Pepa
Mr. Loverman (Feat. Chevelle Franklin) [Radio Edit] - Shabba Ranks
No Diggity (Radio Version) - Blackstreet Ft. Dr. Dre
Let Me Blow Ya Mind Album Version (Explicit) - Eve
(Oops) Oh My - Tweet Ft. Missy Elliott
Oh Boy Album Version (Explicit) - Camron
Regulate Feat. Nate Dogg - Warren G
If You Love Me (Radio Edit) - Brownstone
Pony [Album Version] - Ginuwine
I'Ll Make Love To You - Boyz II Men

To download this mix, click here.

Check out the sweet disco mix Chewy did for Swooner here.
And some of his other mixes here.

14 January 2013

Pat Mahoney's I-D online mix

My friend Johnny sent me this, knowing how much I LOVE Pat Mahoney. I recently just watched LCD's final concert at Madison Square Garden so am back in fully-fledged Mahoney worship mode. And this is whopper. And downloadable. Thank you Johnny!

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I posted a Mahoney mix previously, which was one of the most popular things on Swooner last year, check it out here. And check out the I-D interview here.


13 January 2013

Chromeo's Red Bull Fireside Chat radio show

I just realised this hasn't been posted on Swooner despite it being regularly in my ears. Chromeo are recording a new album at the moment. Future swoons ahoy!

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1 Intro
2 Needy Girl
3 You’re So Gangsta
4 Rage!
5 Destination: Overdrive
6 Opening Up (Ce Soir On Danse)
7 Keep It Coming
8 J’aime Danser Avec Toi
9 Moving Up
10 Bonafide Lovin’ (Tough Guys)
11 Tenderoni
12 Momma’s Boy
13 Fancy Footwork
14 Outta Sight
15 Tenderoni (MSTRKRFT Remix)
16 Sealion (Chromeo Remix) by Feist
17 Night By Night
18 Don’t Turn The Lights On


10 January 2013

Finally! Flight Facilities Triple J mix 1 (1972 - 1982) for download!

I've said it before and I'll say it again: everything Flight Facilities does makes me happy. They were Triple J's Saturday night mix residents for October so they've made 4 mixes, each one covering a different decade. (This first one is 1972 - 1982). They went to amazing lengths for each mix, each set is chronological in order with classic tunes and modern edits, and cut with news reports of the time so it's like an awesome musical history lesson. You can check out the insane amount of research they did hereWell played FF:

Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Al Green - Let's Stay Together (Edwin Bautista Edit)
Lou Reed - Take A Walk On The Wild Side (Rocco Raimundo Edit)
Paul Simon - Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard (AutoRock Edit)
Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
Mindless Boogie - Tina (Villa Edit)
George McCrae - Rock Your Baby
The O'Jays -For The Love Of Money
David Bowie - Golden Years (TimFuchs Edit)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Listen To What The Man Said
Walter Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven (Flight Facilities Edit)
Ohio Player - Love Rollercoaster
Hot Chocolate - Cadillac (The Revenge Rework)
Joe Tex - Ain't Gonna Bump No More
Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer (Drop Out Orchestra Rework)
Donna Summer - I Feel Love
Meco - Star Wars
East Coast - The Rock
Sylvester - Mighty Real
Eddie Johns - More Spell On You
George Duke - I Love You More
ABBA - Voulez-Vous
Chicago - Street Player // Dynasty - Freak
Mindless Boogie - Emotional R (In Flagranti Edit)
Soulwax - NY Lipps
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
Mindless Boogie - Area 45 (Skinny Joey Edit)
Chaka Khan - Fate (Todd Terje Edit)
Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes (Alexander Edit)
Sugar Hill Gang - Apache
Donna Sumemer - If It Hurts Just A Little
Hall & Oates - I Can't Go For That
Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure

I posted another amazing non decade mix they made here, check it out.

This mix is not mine, I just put it up on Mixcloud so people could listen to it. If you would like me to take it down, email me at kt@swoonerratherthanhater.com.


08 January 2013

Hidden Agenda Mixtape 6

Each tune on this set is by an artist that Hidden Agenda have booked for 2013 and has been mixed by Stephen Manning. A great selection of slick beats. Particularly love that "Bring You Up" tune by Romanthony. Get in!

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01 Andres - Hey! Time to Go!
02 Footprintz - The Favourite Game
03 Issac Tichauer - Doing What I got
04 Finnebassen - Bleedin out
05 Todd Terje - Italian Stallion
06 Slow Hands - Rough Patch
07 Wolf & Lamb Vs Soul Clap - Weekend Affair
08 Romanthony - Bring You Up [PBR Streetgang Mix]
09 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Your Love [ Waze + Odyssey Mix]
10 Krystal Klear - My Love is Burning
11 Ultraista - Gold Dayzz [Maribou State Mix]
12 Kidnap Kid - Vehl

Also love that Isaac Tichauer track - he is playing Button Factory on February 2nd.

For other gig dates and more info check facebook.com/HiddenAgendaClub.

The first Hidden Agenda mixtape was also by Stephen Manning, check it here.
Check them all out over on soundcloud.com/hiddenagendaclub.

06 January 2013

Adriatique at Pleinvrees September 2012

If you didn't catch this set before check it out - lots of deep house from Diynamic's Adriatique:

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01. Adriatique – Motions (Original Mix)
02. New Order – Blue Monday (Lewis Lastella Remix)
03. Adriatique – Catch The Light (Original Mix)
04. Martin Dawson Ft. NRG – Think About It
05. Adriatique – Deeper Love (Original Mix)
06. Beanfield – Tides (Ripperton Remix)
07. David August – Hamburg Is For Lovers (Original Mix)
08. Martin Dawson & Jay Shepheard - Cut A Hole [Retrofit - 009]
09. ID
10. ID
11. Kraak & Smaak – Let’s Go Back (Solomun Remix)
12. Adriatique & Audino – All The Ladies (Original Mix)
13. Boris Werner – Set It Off (Original Mix)
14. Catz ‘N Dogz Ft. Monty Luke – They Frontin’ (Original Mix)
15. Dubesque – Something (Original Mix)
16. Candyman – Knockin Boots (David August Bootleg)
17. NTFO & Karmon – Nobody Else (Original Mix)
18. Noir & Haze – Around (Solomon Vox Remix)
19. ID

If you didn't hear their Diynamic radio show I posted previously, check it out here.


05 January 2013

Perseus and Jonas Rathsman - Future Stars Essential Mix

Artwork by Simon C. Page.

I'm a big fan of Perseus and the French Express label in general. So I was delighted to see Jonas Rathsman and he were picked for the first 'Future Stars' Essential Mix of 2012.

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Underworld - Jumbo (Francois K & Rob Rives Remix) [Junior Boy's Own]
Chris Malinchak - If U Got It [French Express]
Julio Bashmore - Au Seve [Broadwalk Records]
Jonas Rathsman - Bringing You Down [French Express]
Round One - I'm Your Brother [Main Street Records]
A Guy Called Gerald - Humanity (Ashley Beedle's Love and Compassion) [!K7 Records]
Sloth & Dormant - Here And Now (EBE Remix) [URS Records]
Maya Jane Coles - Easier To Hide [I Am Me]
Isaac Tichauer - Devotion [French Express]
Lee Foss & MK & Anabel Englund - Electricity
Jeremy Glenn - New Life (Perseus 'Summer of 83' Remix) [Future Classic]
Spandau Ballet - True [Chrysalis Records]
P.M. Dawn - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss [Polygram Records]
Alison Valentine - Peanut Butter (Moon Boots Remix) [CDR]
Aaliyah - One In A Million [Atlantic]
Aaliyah - One In A Million (Danny Daze & Young Edits Bootleg) [CDR]
Isaac Tichauer - I Forgive You [French Express]
Perseus - Love In Zanzibar [French Express]
Jakwob - Electrify (Sega Bodega remix) [white]
Barry White - Love's Interlude/Good Night My Love [A&M Records]
Stewrat - Disagreements [French Express]
Kenton Slash Demon - Sun [Tartelet Records]
The White Lamp - It's You (Ron Basejam Remix) [Futureboogie Recordings]
Last Magpie - (Who Knows) Where Love Goes [Hypercolour]
Hot Toddy - Mutha Sucka [Smoke N' Mirrors]
Slg - Goat Cheese [Studio Barnhus]
Tangerine Dream - Love On A Real Train [Virgin Records]
Staffan Lindberg - Art Of The State [Dolly Dubs]
Frank B - Chain of Fools
Andrés - Skate This Way [La Vida]
FCL - It's You (Will Azada Improperly Heated Rework) [CDR]
Ralph Falcon - Whateva [Nervous Records]
Good Guy Mikesh & Filburt - No Other (Instrumental) [Riotvan]
Jonas Rathsman - Since I Don't Have You [French Express]
Zac Toms - Bring Me Down (Stanton Warriors Remix)
Youan - Must Be Love [CDR]
Shadow Child - 23 [Food Music]
Lister - What Can I Do [Orange Groove]
Jonas Rathsman - Just You [French Express]
Nick Nikolov - Come Down [Liebe Detail]
Chris Malinchak - So Good To Me [French Express]

If you liked that you should check out Perseus' Dazed Digital mix that I am always going on about. Also, this mix by Moon Boots and Hard Candy has a lot of songs from artists also on the French Express label if you want to hear more.

Isaac Tichauer, also on the French Express label, is playing The Button Factory on Saturday 2nd February, should be a good one. Check out Hidden Agenda on Facebook for more.


02 January 2013

Miami Horror DJs Pink Grapefruit mix

Artwork by Joseph Harmon

A great mix from Miami Horror DJs to get you started this year. Begin as you mean to continue. In your pyjamas, eating cheese and whole selection boxes. 

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Sam Sparrow - Shades of Grey (Plastic Plates Remix)
Ben Clarke - Everybody (Original Mix)
Marius - Discomagnifique (Pete Herbet version)
Drop Out Orchestra - Day Vague (Ron Basejam)
Kim Ann Foxman -Return it (Populette remix)
Classixx -Stranger Love (RAC remix)
Drop Out Orchestra - Your Girl
Moulinex - Let Your Feet Do the Work
Cassian - On and On
Good Night Keaton - Next to Mexico ft Mereki
Mitzi - Who Will Love You Now
Marcus Marr - The Music
Yazoo - Don't go (Kolombo edit)
Seasfire - How Do You Sleep Tonight(Mighty Mouse Remix)