Thursday, August 28, 2008


So Electric Picnic is this weekend and the Mr. Jones DJ's will be rocking it on friday in the twisted pepper tent, come down and say hello! I've been a bit lax with posting on the blog lately so to make it up heres whats been on constant repeat with me lately, some old some not so old but all good!

First up we have the Cool Kids,Im not so into hip hop but I know what I like and these guys fall into that category, this one came up in the playlist shuffle the other day and I was very happy

The Cool Kids - I (Mikey) Rock (Right-click, save as)

Next I have no idea about this one. I'm guilty for having come across this on another blog (first) and I've been trying to figure out a way to fit it into my sets since. The remix is by Lunice who proves once again that theres a lot of good coming out of Canada these days, see Ghramzilla, Syntonics etc etc and if you go over to his myspace theres plenty more tracks and mixes for your aural pleasure

V.I.C. - Wobble (Lunice Ass Wobblin' Remix) (Right-click, save as)

I've been finding myself trawling through old Miami bass and electro albums lately, usually if I get 1 track off an 11 track album that I like im happy. I like the genre but fuck me some of the stuff is just awful. This ones on the halfway line, you'll either like it or want to slap me

Gucci Crew - Sally (That Girl) (Right-click, save as)

And a solid electro track

Exzakt - More Bounce To The Ounce (Right-click, save as)

Lastly, who has the Vicks?

Kicks Like A Mule - The Bouncer (Raw mix) (Right-click, save as)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Baile Funk's Not Dead

It's been a few years since Diplo dropped his Favela on Blast promo mix, Bonde Do Role have had some crossover success and even their own MTV show back in their native Brazil and all seems to be little quiet on the Baile Funk scene. I've never really gone off the sound, I still listen to that Diplo mix a lot in work, Gaiola das Popozudas are on heavy rotation on my iPod and I'm seriously getting into the more uptemo Kuduro sound that's been knocking about lately. So too have Zombie Disco Squad. Two DJs from London who've been making waves with their Get Rude club night of late. They've let the likes of Fake Blood, Miss Odd Kid, Round Table Knights, Boy 8 Bit and, one of my favorite producers, Mowgli fiddle with the faders at Get Rude. I picked up the mix below around June or so but thought I'd share it now. I personally think it's got one up on Diplo's mix, not least coz it's twice as long, but it's got less of them annoying novelty Baile beats on it (Vanessinha's 'Pega Pega' seriously pisses me off).
Anyway, the link is below...

1. Baile Funks Not Dead Introduction by Edu K
2. MC Seu Kuke - A Casa Do Seu Kuke
3. Bola De Fogo - Atoladinha (Enterradinha)
4. Os Hawaianos - Vem Kikando
5. Luciano DJ - Alter Baile
6. Carlinho e Celinho - Jogo do Bicho
7. SD Boys - Uh!Uh!Uh! Tá Tomando
8. MC Frank - Cabelo Encolheu
9. Tati Quebra Barraco - Boladona
10. Dennis DJ - Xacoalhado de Skol
11. MC Primo - Diretoria
12. Scottie B ft. Moleque Bil - Mais Ela
13. MC Biruleyby - Cria Asa Periquita
14. Jack e Chocolate - Dança do México
15. Amandinha - Essa é pra Virar
16. Edu K ft. Deize - Injeção TNT
17. Bonde Do Popo - ?
18. DJ Wally - Dança do Calango
19. DJ Luciano Oliveira - Funk Carioca
20. Montagem - Tá Mancando
21. Sandrinho - Organ Donor
22. Montagem - Black Box
23. Sandrinho - Yazoo
24. MC Pé de Pano e Rael - Ela Tá Doida
25. MC Cidinho e Doca - Rap da Felicidade
26. MC Camita - Mexe Com Meu Marido
27. Bonde do Come Quieto - Ela Balança Mas Não Para
28. Gaiola das Popozudas - Late Que Eu Tô Passando
29. Bonde do Tigrão - O Baile Todo
30. Os Carrascos e Bonde do Vinho - Três Tenores
31. Tati Quebra Barraco - Mirante
32. Gilberto DJ - Chumbo Quente

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


I Like bass... Lots of bass, you know the kind of bass that's so heavy when you're in a club you're drink's all moving around the table like. That's what I like, and this chap Rusko has it by the jumper load. I'm not normally  fan of Dubstep, not sure why but I never really got into Skream and the like but Rusko's a bit special.
First stumbled across his stuff on myspace about 8 months ago. Cockney Thug and Cockney Flute were the two that caught my attention. They both still have that Dubstep thing about them but they're a bit more melodic. Cockney thug has this Spanish horn thing going through it while Cockney Flute (a Rusko remix of a Caspa tune) has this Kill Bill style flutieness about it...
Anyway, he's been kind enough to distribute his new mix for BBC Radio 1's Experimental show. You can grab it through his myspace, or to save you the hassle, I've posted the link below (coz I'm nice like that!!!) It's gooooooood.

Rusko - Cockney Knees Up (Right-click, Save As)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Festival Chic

Another delightful day out there today, the Irish weather providing perfect conditions for a festival mudbath at Solas. Clothing wise, what to do?

So as not to put a dampener on spirits (sorry!) Mrs. Jones recommends fashionable rain gear such as this hi-gloss anorak from Guess? as well as Irish festival essentials, wellies. Office have a great range which you can check out here.

Granted in all that PVC you will, and be under no illusions about this, look and feel like a day-glo condom but on the plus side you'll remain somewhat dry and be less likely to collapse mid session on account of hypothermia. Your choice really. Rave on children!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Organised Kaoss

You might remember a while ago on the Mr.Jones Forum there was a video posted of Little Boots playing with a very cool sampler type thingie. Well I cam across a similar video, equally as cool and thought I'd share it with you guys.
The piece of equipment in question is Korg's Kaoss Pad, and it's a bit special. It's essentially just a sampler, but with LOADS of other cool features that let you record and mess about with what you've just sampled 'on the fly' in real time. I'm trying not to get too technical here!

This video is of Brighton-based, two-times UK Champion Beatboxer - Beardyman and his little rubber duck. Every sound you hear is straight from this bloke's gob. Not only does the video show off the immense capabilities of the Kaoss Pad, but it's cool as hell too... 

Even if you're a complete technophobe it's well worth a look and keep an eye out for Beardyman at a Bodytonic event near you late November!

I don't know about you, but I want one!

Oh mon dieu!

Just when you thought Justice couldn't get any more obnoxious, they go and collaborate with Dior Homme to make a Spring/Summer '09 Mix. You can check it out on the Dior website here.

While the mix itself isn't the worse, it all seems a little bit clicheed, especially given Daft Punk did a similar mix for Louis Vuitton for the Spring/Summer of this year. Also the above picture is waaaaayyy too reminiscent of dodgy 90s Calvin Klein ads for us to take the boys seriously any more. Thumbs down.

Fashion is a fickle thing.

Ever toyed with the idea with the idea of getting a tattoo but were too scared to go through with it? For those of you who, like me, simply bore too easily, there is a solution. No, not those shitty transfers you used to get as a kid (though come to think of it, enough of them could equal body art success) but rather for the ladies, tattoo tights. Nylon loves them and Mrs. Jones does too.

Widely available, our favourites come from Urban Outfitters, This Next and ASOS. Or if you're feeling motivated, you could easily make your own. Perfect way to edge up your rave gear.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Dan Deacon, Dan Deacon, Dan Deacon... YOU LUNATIC!!!

People, in general, enjoy good showmanship and decent crowd interaction along with good tunes to top it all off obviously... Well, Mr. Deacon here IS the crowd! And along with his amazingly energetic tunes and using an iPod shuffle stuck to a banana, this guy is pretty savage!

Dan Deacon has been around for a bit, but he's really starting to make a name for himself now. The mad bastard plays his gigs from the middle of the crowd! He has this table covered in gadgets and effects that he combines to make some of the best and original music I've heard in aaaages! And a good portion of his equipment he found in bins!

He's originally from Long Island but moved to Baltimore in 2004 to live in a collective of artists and musicians alike called "Wham City". He has spent almost all his time since then playing with the likes of Spank Rock, Girl Talk, Cat Power and The Animal Collective. He's a seasoned performer with many tours and hundreds of shows under his belt. He'll be at Electric Picnic too this year and I'm tellin' you now, he's not to be missed!

Here's a video of him in action:

And here's a short interview:

Check out this mad uplifting powerhouse of a track too:

Dan Deacon - Wham City

Here's his myspace for good measure.

Enjoy! And I hope I see you all at his gig at The Picnic!!

Life Lessons: Never accept candy from strangers.

An oldie but a goodie this one, a serious issue is dealt with in this classic clip from Thundercats, especially given the weekend of the year Electric Picnic is mere heartbeats away at this stage.

Thundercats- The Garden of Delights

What does Tygra learn here? Not to accept hallucinogenic drugs from strangers, regardless of how attractive or 'silky' they may appear to be.

What can we learn from this? Well, to be careful who we take acid off at festivals of course. You don't want to end up in a tryst with an ever living mummy do you? Pay attention children!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Hear This Tiger

Fear Of Tigers

Hailing from London, this producer describes himself as "Electro/ Powerpop/ Indie". Apparently not a well known name yet. I was surprised to hear people saying that they hadn't heard of Fear of Tigers. So that urged me to share his stuff coz he needs to made aware of.

Anoraak - Nightdrive With You (Fear of Tigers remix)

I first discovered him when I heard his remix of Annorak's "Nightdrive With You". And I didn't think that song could get better till I heard this remix. He keeps it nice chilled and doesn't change it too much, which is done much too often, and rarely done well. I think only the likes of Soulwax can really pull them off - using a tiny sample from the original and creating a whole new song. i.e.. Their remix of Robbie William's Lovelight.

Fear of Tigers - Sex with robots

Fear of Tigers' original production "Sex With Robots" is my favourite track by him. This song really sums up his sound. He has that 80s synth-pop sound combined with todays modern "dirty" (there's no better word to describe it) electro sound. Probably his heaviest and club friendliest track.

Fear of Tigers - Layers

This brings us to my second favourite which is another original production entitled "Layers". It's one of those that you listen to and you think its fairly good but when it comes on again in the background, you have to check it coz your ears really like it. It opens with pleasant synthy riff and rest of the song kind of just blends to end.

Fear of Tigers - To be loved (Mr B Remix)

Finally, the last track that needs exploitation is his remix of "To Be Loved" by Bent. At first listen I liked the general 80s/ modern electro sound this song has, but it really does just get better and better every time you listen. One repeated vocal and great use of filter, that creates a wishy washy and dreamy song.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Certified Air Raid Material (re-edIT)

For those of you who are familiar with L.As Glitch Mob Crew, you would have undoubtedly heard of edIT. One of the crews founding members, edIT released his second album “Certified Air Raid Material” last October with a little help from the cream of the LA underground hip-hop scene. The Grouch, Abstract Rude, Busdriver, TTC and D-Styles all contributed to the album which took a reported four years to finish.

Speaking on his myspazzzz edIT claimed that it was a bizarre four years, At one point his single “Battling Go-Go Yubari in downtown LA” was being pitched to Christina Aguilera by some friends of his. The track was rejected as being too Britney Spears for the Aguilera Massive!

For those of you glitch-hop heads who have yet to hear the ten track album, fear not. edIT has offered the album as a continuous mix for you all to get your grubby little mitts on. Tracklisting and link is below.

Stick it on your pod, turn up your headphones and get hyphy to some bangin west coast glitch hop!

1) Battling Go Go Yubari in Downtown LA

2) Certified Air Raid Material

3) Straight Heat

4) Night Shift (feat. Abstract Rude)

5) The Sirens

6) Back Up Off the Floor Pt.2 (feat. The Grouch)

7) If You Crump Stand Up

8) Fire Riddim

9) Artsy Remix (feat. The Grouch)

10) Crunk de Gaulle (feat. Busdriver, TTC & D-Styles)



Those that know me know I love ghetto,i love the simplicity of it and the pure energy from the tracks.Most of the time the tracks themselves are simple and made with the discerning ghetto dj in mind,a chant,a nice 808 beat and just enough bang for a minute before you can cut out of it.Then theres electro,i love electro,and none of this shite that people call electro these days,i mean actual electro which leads me on to my tracks

First up is the dj di'jital remix of aaron carls party classic down,this however is a very stripped down version with roaring synths and classic 808 percussion retaining a lot of the same characteristics you would hear in di'jitals other productions specially as part of Aux 88

Aaron Carl - Down(Dj Digital mix)

Next is Dj Slugo's all time classic Godzilla. I usually go for the Godfather remix myself but I was listening to this recently and I dunno why iv always passed over it.Im not a fan of some of Slugo's juke productions but with tracks like this in your back catalogue you cant really hate on the guy

Dj Slugo - Born Ghetto

Tuesday, August 5, 2008



This German producer is becoming more and more popular amongst the blog world and his name keeps popping up everywhere. The good thing about Mmmathias is that doesn't turn every song into a complete banger and he has the balls to attempt the impossible - remixing Sigur Ros. When I first saw that Saeglopur had been remixed, I was thinking "Nobody should ever try remix Sigur Ros". But I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered that Mmmathias had kept the beauty of Saeglopur while making it danceable.
So I went looking for the rest of his stuff and I found his remix of "The Youth" by MGMT, which is for me, their best song. He cuts up the vocals nicely in this remix, he keeps the chilled feel to it while managing to make it club worthy. Its addictive.
And to top it all off, he then releasd his "Mmmathias Mmmix Jjjuly" which again surprised me, by showing that he has a taste for the more banging side of things. This being one of the best mixtapes I've heard this year.

Sigur Ros - Saeglopur (MMMatthias Remix)

MGMT - The Youth (MMMatthias Remix)

Mmmathias Mmmix Jjjuly

1. DJ Mehdi - Pocket Piano (Chewy Chocolate Cookies Remix)
2. PNAU & Ladyhawke - Embrace (Fred Falke & Miami Horror Remix)
3. Anoraak - Nightdrive with you (Grum Remix)
4. Van She - Strangers (Strip Steve Remix)
5. A-Trak - Say Whoa
6. Crookers - Sveglia (Original Edit)
7. Little Boots - Stuck on Repeat (Fake Blood Remix)
8. Monosurround - Cocked Locked (Fukkk Offf Remix)
9. Coldplay - Death and all his friends (MMMatthias Remix)
10.Shadow Dancer - Cowbois


First up is London’s Tomb Crew, these guys have been making a lot of noise lately and garnishing a lot of support from the top brass, Drop the Lime gave them his stamp of approval when he played with them on his UK tour recently, high praise indeed and one only needs to take a look at their roster of upcoming shows to see how in demand these chaps are. I got in touch with them a good while back and they were nice enough to supply me with 4 of their tracks, the pick of the litterin my opinion being Inna Dat. I road tested this in Mr Jones Living Room every time I played and lets just say the ladies like it. I have no doubt we’l be hearing a lot more from these boys and hopefully see them over here soon too.

Tomb Crew - Inna Dat

Next up is another UK act The Squires Of Gothos. I stumbled across their myspace page and was blown away, their tracks bang, simple as and their ODB remix was recently featured on palms outs remix Sunday. This track is what Dibby dj would sound like if it smoked johnny blue and wore its air max into school.Id imagine theres plenty more to come from this duo.

The Squires Of Gothos - Bounty Ice Cream

Lastly is Canadian twosome syntonics. Ill be honest with you, I fucking love these guys. I originally heard their track don’t stop pop and it was just me all over, ghetto with techno with a female vocal with cut up beats so as soon as I heard it I tracked their my space page down and chanced my arm. Luckily Barbi is one of the nicest people your likely to meet and they have supplied me with countless bangers since then, one of my fav’s and also one of my secret weapons every time I played in Mr Jones’ Living room is this remix they did of fritzmania. Real peak time stuff here and they keep throwing the productions out, stayed tuned for more news on syntonics real soon.

Fritz Helder and the Phantoms - Fritzmania (Syntonics Rmx)

Saturday, August 2, 2008


France, what is it with this place and bangin' electro music? I could go on and list of a whole role call of big name artists to come out of France in the past but you already know who I'm talking about and frankly, I haven't got either the time or the energy. Mustard Pimp however, I have a lot of both time and energy to talk about!
The latest duo out of the land of cheese and wine consists of DJ Mustard Pimp who is responsible for DJing, producing and making money and Mustard P who looks after executive producing duties, producing and making violence (or so it says on their myspace). Being one of the newer names in Fidget House, I don't know too much about them but I do know that they're gonna be HUGE  in the next few months. The boys of Mustard Pimp were kind enough to give Mr. Jones an exclusive interview where I found out what they've been up to,  what they've got planned and if they are really a duo or just one busy pimp.

S - Mustard Pimp’s a pretty new name to Mr.Jones, give us a little introduction.
MP - Yo! We're Mustard Pimp, actually composed of Dj Mustard Pimp (or DJ M Pimp) and Mustard P, two bastards from France based near Paris, we created this project around March 2008 and our major obective is to make violence!

S -How did you get into the music production?
MP - Wow, Mustard P started maybe around 4-5 years ago producing on Fruity Loops and I started about 6 months ago,however I'm Djing 7 years now, formaly i played acid house but reoriented myself to Electro House and Fidget House approximately a year ago.

S - Has your success been a long time coming or has it taken off fairly quickly for you?
MP - Can't say about real success yet but we've remxied the Crookers lately, mostly for fun but they gave us their approbation to do it, so we hope to be buzzin' quite soon!

S - Ed Banger, Institubes, Yelle… What is it with France and the quality Electro coming out recently?
MP - Actually I'm pretty ashamed of France for electronic music because most of the clubs don't take the "risk" to play something else other than commercial electro house here, however Mustard P likes Ed Banger Stuff, but I only like Sebastian's music in this crew. We also loves Stereoheroes and Don Rimini from France.

S - Music comes and goes so quick these days, do you think Fidget’s just a fad?
MP - Not necessarily, Fidget is one of many evolutions of the Electro House movement, in fact in fidget house you need to respect some standards like the beat construction and the bass but you have a better liberty of use in Fidget House than in electro house style.

S - Who’s doing it for you these days?
MP - The Crookers, Bryan Cox, Fake Blood, Stereoheroes, Bloody Beetroots, Hervé, Headshotboyz, Foamo and Hostage!

S - Outside of the Fidget scene, who or what influences you?
MP - Many things, mostly non electronical music, I actually listen to some metal music (mostly Death, Thrash, Punk, Hardcore) and oldschool hip hop (pre 1995), Mustard P listens to mostly rock and metal music (like Converge, DFA 1976, All Shall Perish, Queens of the Stone Age etc..)
But as electronical music we have really various influences (from Prodigy to Crookers, and from Bloody Beetroots to 2 unlimited ;))

S - Tell us a bit about how the Crookers thing came about.
MP - I met the Crookers in the Social Club in Paris in June and during their show I listened for the first time their track "Il Brutto", then I contacted Bot to know if we could do a remix of it for fun, he said yes and then we decided to do it!!!

S - Myspace seems to play a big part in getting people known these days, has it been the same for you?
MP - Of course, for some people myspace's viewing seems to have a great importance, this is also true for us but the best point is that permits to people to listen our stuff easily just by typing our name on google, the myspace link is always on top. However for about a year i noticed that the blogs are playing more and more a big role, sometimes more than myspace itself.

S - What’s the future got in store for Mustard Pimp?
MP - Don't know yet! We have some labels interested at the moment, two remixes and an original track to finish for september, so time will tell.

S - Any advise for bedroom producers who may be reading this?
MP - Be violent!!!

S - You gonna come and pay Mr. Jones a visit in the future?
MP - Of course!

Quickfire Questions;

S - Favorite Curry?
MP - Uncle's Ass itchin' one!
S - Worst tune ever?
MP - Justice - D.A.N.C.E.
S - Favorite tune ever?
MP - Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up / Sepultura - Inner Self
S - Favorite movie?
MP - Brain Dead
S - Daily Websites?
MP - Sexyloo, Myspace, Howtokilladonkey
S - What question would you like me to ask you?
MP - Why so serious? Answer - Because Uncles curry gave me ass itches!
S - Random piece of information?

Wise words from a wise pimp, definitely one to watch for 2008/9...

Check out Mustard Pimp's brand new remix below:
Crookers - Il Brutto (Mustard Pimp El Burrito Remix)

Also the video to their BANGIN' mix of Oizo's Flat Beat is below too!!!
(I'm posting the video coz it's wicked)


Friday, August 1, 2008


Email the name of the track on this vid to and win double pass to Bodytonic Event of your choice