29 April 2014

LeBRON - FUNKTAPE #2 for Funkimag

Another properly funky mix from LeBron for funkimag.nl/. Quality addition of 'Private Joy' by Prince near the end there, hadn't heard it in years. Sweet!

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I've posted a load of LeBron on Swooner, check 'em out here.


All You Need Is Love: An Exhibition

Delighted to be taking part in a sweet art exhibition this Thursday (May 1st) in The Copper House Gallery off Synge Street in Dublin. Organized by No Fixed Abode, hosted by Panti Bliss, music by Mother DJs, and in aid of Marriage Equality, there will be limited edition A3 art prints on sale - for one night only! It starts at 6pm. Check out the Facebook event page here. Get involved! There is even a competition to win a print of your choice - you just need to subscribe here.

Check out some of the love themed prints over on The Copper House Gallery site, and check out my design 'Every Heart Holds A Universe' below. And yes, I will be available on the night for signings, high fives and/or cheeky fumbles in the cloakroom - if it will help with sales!


25 April 2014

Vacationland mix #21: Fitness!

Another sweet Vacationland mix, this one is hella dreamy. I've just listened to it twice in a row and have decided it's definitely my favourite of the series so far. And not just because I can hear Keanu AND Michael J. Fox AND some True Detective in there. It includes 'Selfish' by Tensnake, what a tune, and one of my favourite songs in the whole world, 'Train In Vain' by The Clash. Amazing. Keeping up the excellent work, kudos Vacationland!

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Get listening, tracklist with be released after 1000 listens, and I want to know what that savage last track is!

Update: Last track is the first song Cut Copy ever made, called 1981(disco mix). Amazing.

1. Pillar Point - Dreamin’
2. Vanilla - P.S.
3. Casa del Mirto - Deep In Your Mind
4. Benny & Gain - Evening Shadows
5. Casa del Mirto - Faces
6. alicks Phippsy - Talkin’ Bout
7. Copa Turbo - Two Lovers
8. Vallès - Heartbeat
9. Le Sloth - One Way Out
10. Seoul - Stay With Us
11. VentureX - Never 2 Young
12. Follow Me - If You Leave
13. Libanо - libano
14. Chris Malinchak - Forever
15. Onra - Keep On Loving Me
16. Tensnake - Selfish (feat. Jeremy Glenn)
17. [Stereo Component] - Making Love to Rollergirl
18. Copa Turbo - Peace
19. Neon Workout - Running in the night
20. Rollergirl - Let’s Get the Rollerskates!
21. DCUP - Someone Told Me
22. Cool Notes - Why Not (Mike's Edit)
23. The Clash - Train In Vain (Superprince Edit)
24. Mike Le Disco - Treat Her Like A Lady (Happy Groove Remix)
25. Subosco - Grande
26. Stylophonic - Soulreply (Le Nonsense Remix)
27. Rollergirl - #billyocean
28. Cut Copy - 1981 (Disco Mix)
29. Boney M - Ma Baker

I've posted a bunch of these deadly vibes before, check 'em out here and go follow soundcloud.com/vacation-land for more.


22 April 2014

Moshigogo's April 2014 mix

This latest Moshigogo mix is noticeably more banging than his usual ones, have to say I'm loving it -possibly as I just came back from Airbound and am having bangin' tune withdrawal symptoms!  I guess sometimes everyone wants to lash out the whopper beats! It's the circle of life. Get involved!
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I've posted a bunch of Moshigogo mixes before, check 'em here and go follow soundcloud.com/moshigogo for more!

16 April 2014

Bonobo's Essential Mix (April 2014)

Was very worried for some reason that Bonobo's Essential Mix wouldn't be great. I don't know why I thought this. I think I have deep-seated trust issues, stemming from that time I went to France to see Four Tet live and he played a bunch of jazz. Rest assured this set will not break your heart in such a manner. Quality tracks throughout, pretty chilled in the first half with gorgeous vibes all the way, particularly the last 30 mins. 3 days left to listen below and check out the extensive tracklist that I am far too lazy to copy over.

Go to: bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03znl9n

I just posted a Red Bull show that Bonobo did, check it here to hear him play his own stuff and talk about his career and influences. And check out one of his amazing live performances here.


14 April 2014

Pleasure Machines ♒ April 2014 mix

A very bouncy housey mix here, quality tracks throughout from Swooner faves Pleasure Machines. Gets pretty whopper / bangin' towards the end, be careful if you are feeling a wee bit fragile post weekend! Enjoy!

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01.Superpose - Pavane (dombrance remix)
02.Dude Skywalker - Started dancing
03.Eelke Kleijn - Lovely sweet divine
03.Dominik Eulberg - Owltastic
04.Yokoo - Erotic Asphyxiation (Daso remix)
05.Monkey Safari - Watching the stars
06.Paji - Sonoro
07.Mirror People - Kaleidoscope (Psychemagik remix)
08.Leon Vynehall - It's just
09.Oliver $ - Pushing on
10.Jeremy Glenn - Jump the fire
11.Bobmo - When I look
12.Aden - Part of me

Check out the exclusive mix they did for Swooner a couple of months ago here and the other mixes of theirs I've posted here. And go follow soundcloud.com/pleasuremachines for more!


10 April 2014

Gay Traitor: Traitorous Disco Volume 3

Volume 3! Yes. This one starts off discoey (it's a word) but gets a little more housey with some savage tracks in the last third. Track at 47 mins is so slick, then it's right back into the disco vibes til the end. Quality!
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I've posted the previous volumes, check them here and follow soundcloud.com/gay-traitor!

09 April 2014

Compuphonic Tales #3

My friend Elaine sent me the first track 'No Romance' on this mix a couple of days ago asking if it would be my vibe, because it was her vibe for sure. I had to agree, it was also my vibe, as is the rest of this Compuphonic Tale. Is this your vibe Elaine? I think it might be. Check out more about that first track on the Greco-Roman label here and check out the mix below. Beautiful tracks, what a gorgeous finish too. Dare I say this is one of my favourite Compuphonic mixes so far?
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Tirzah - No Romance
Ross Evans - Part of the Dream
Mickey - Sweet Baby
Dirty Channels - On The Way (Daniel Bortz Remix)
Asadinho - Love Capacity
Simion - Warning
Andhim - Hausch (Kölsch remix)
Nils Penner - Bubbles
Gui Boratto - Flying Practice (HNQO remix)
Diz, Iz - Mouth (Pepe Bradock's Unreleased Remix #1)
M83 - Run Into Flowers (Midnight Fuck Remix by Jackson)
The Subs - Trapped (Compuphonic remix)
Frankie Knuckles - Your Love

I've posted a tonne of Compuphonic mixes, check 'em here.


07 April 2014

Bonobo's Red Bull Fireside Chat radio show

Simon Green aka Bonobo aka Swoon Merchant Extraordinaire talks a bit about his music, his early career and how he went about production in the early days. He goes on to discuss making Black Sands around 2009 and his influences, living in Brighton, working with Erykah Badu. Super chilled, quality radio.

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Eyesdown ft. Andreya Triana - Bonobo
Scuba - Bonobo
Kota - Bonobo
Terrapin - Bonobo
Flutter - Bonobo
Nothing Owed - Bonobo
Nightlife ft. Bajika - Bonobo
Black Sands - Bonobo
Heaven For The Sinner ft. Erykah Badu - Bonobo
Cirrus - Bonobo
Get Thy Bearings feat. Szjedene - Bonobo
Recurring - Bonobo
Quiet Dawn (Bonobo remix) - Nostalgia 77

Check out this live Bonobo show from 2009 (video) I posted last year, and this live set from Elysee Montmartre (audio only);  both very cool.

And while you are at it, check out these similar, also awesome shows I've posted where artists talk about their influences and careers or play tracks they dig - ChromeoMayer HawthorneHoly Ghost!Kim Ann FoxmanBreakbotThe RaptureJamie LidellNile RodgersTalib KweliJackson (And His Computer Band)Jon Hopkins,  Joe Goddard and Q-Tip.

04 April 2014

Airbound Easter Weekender 2014

There is a big 3 day party this Easter in London. Come to it! A weekend of savage music and mayhem including a boat party on the Thames on Good Friday and a load of sweet acts including consummate Swooner favourites Lasertom, Rubio, Get Down Edits, Lil Dave, Shocko, and a whole lot more over the 3 days. I think Chewy is even going to throw down a sweet pipe layin' RnB jam session on the boat. That alone is worth the trip. Links to some mixes and things by various artists below to get you in the mood!

Rubio's Tough Love Mix
Lil' Dave on Radiomade
Lasertom's album Drift
Get Down Edits for Hidden Agenda
Shocko live at Corsica
and of course Chewy's Pipe Dreamz Vol 1

"Kicking off festivities will be a four hour boat cruise aboard the Dutch Master on the Friday evening from 7pm. From there the weekend continues in one of London's most respected venues: Autumn Studios (Of BLOC fame). There is also a very special secret location "after hours" planned for those who don't want to go home just yet... Sunday the party kicks off once again with a gourmet Brunch from The Hackney Dinner Society at The Horse & Groom Shoreditch at 2pm. A full programme of DJs and a packed menu of great food will keep you dancing well into the night." - Get involved!

Go get tickets at billetto.co.uk/airbound-weekender-2014 or residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?568795.

Check out the Airbound Facebook page here and join the event page too for updates and more info. See you there!