I stumbled on this guy a few days ago and I can't stop listening to him! I can't find much about him other than that he comes from St Kilda in Melbourne, Australia. And after being in various bands he decided to tour the world, busking with his girlfriend, "Flower Fairy", from city to city! He uses a Roland BOSS loop station, and various effects including octave pedals and reverbs etc. He layers his voice over and over and produces a track live. And he's fucking good at it.
After listening to Rusko's essential mix over and over and over (get it, it's whopper!) I kept waiting for it to hit a certain bit every time! This bit, amidst all the grimy filthy lovely Dubstep goodness, was so energetic and fun yet fit perfectly in the mix. Rusko you legend... When i got around to looking it up, It turns out it's "Redlight and the Voodoos"... Yeah, never heard of them either. So I poked around and discovered that Redlight is the alter ego of "Clipz". Clipz has made a name for himself on the Drum and Bass scene over the last few years with his energetic ravey style. Catching the attention of Roni Size and getting signed to Full Circle records at 22. Prick! I checked out Redlight and he's got some great stuff going! I believe he's producing at the moment so keep an ear out. It seems he's mates with Rusko so I can't get my hands on a copy of the tune in Rusko's mix... yet!
Here's the bit from the mix anyhow:
Here's a good half-hour mix too (and he finishes off with a bit of Dubstep and the amazing Skream remix of LaRoux we all love so much!!):
Tracklist: 1. Redlight - Kid Soldier 2. Redlight - Rock The House 3. Toddla T & Herve - Shake It 4. Jack Beats & Dynamite MC - What (Boy 8 Bit remix) 5. Yo Majesty - Don't Let Go (Redlight Bashy mix) 6. Dub Pistols - Daylight (Redlight remix) 7. Zinc - Horror 8. Roots Manuva - Do No Bodda Me (Redlight remix) 9. Filthy Dukes - This Rhythm (Toddla T remxi) 10. Rusko & Redlight - Rats 11. Magnetic Man - The Cybermen 12. Jakes - Rock The Bells 13. La Roux - In For The Kill (Skream remix)
The buzz is all about Aeroplane at the moment! With all the trashy electro and filthy techno about these days (which i LOVE don't get me wrong!) Aeroplane are dishing out a breath of fresh air with this balearic-y, disco-y, italo goodness! They're mixmag's new babies too and they just released a fantastic mixtape aptly titled "Disco Balearica" which you can find on the current Mixmag or IDJ magazine. The duo, from belgium released their first 12" in 2007 on Eskimo Records and since then have quickly ascended the ranks! Getting propositioned to do remixes for the likes of Bloc Party, Cut Copy, Das Pop, MGMT, Grace Jones and Friendly Fires. Furthering the inde/dance partnership that has been thriving over the last couple of years. Oh, and the two lads, Stephen Fasano and Vito Deluca, got together when Stephen got to know Vito through buying records in Vito's record shop!!... fantastic...
So, since I haven't posted in ages again, I'm gonna treat yiz a bit!
Tracklist: 01 Mylo - Macrobiotic 02 Alphaville - Big In Japan 03 Bungalow (Simone Fedi) - Afro Comedy 04 Appaloosa - The Day We Fell In Love 05 Lovelock - Burning Feeling 06 Friendly Fires - Paris (Aeroplane Remix) 07 Moon Unit - Connections (Ewan Pearson's Slo NRG Remix) 08 House Of House - Rushing To Paradise (Walkin These Streets) 09 The Shortwave Set - Now Till 69 (Aeroplane Remix) 10 The Belle Stars - Sign Of The Times 11 Sam Taylor and Pet Shop Boys - I'm In Love With A German Film Star (Jurgen Paape Remix) 12 Sebastien Tellier - Kilometer (Aeroplane Italo 84 Mix) 13 Grum - Runaway 14 ZZZ - Lion (Bag Raider Remix) 15 Poni Hoax - Antibodies
First off, I have to show you this song because I've been listening to it fora good 3 or 4 weeks now, and have not yet grown sick of it. When Midfield General played a cracking set downstairs in Mr.Jones a while back, he finished up his set with this beautiful track. Basically, the whole room went real dreamy, as the start of the song is. Then the amazing vocals come in and finally lead up to the drum n bassy outro. Where it uses the same vocals chopped up nicely. It was one of the best finishers I've seen in a while. And because it's a Skream remix, it has that warpy, dubby feel to it also.
Next up. I was on one of favourite blogs Penned Madness there today and came across the Daft Punk game. It's pretty funny and good craic. Basically the story is Justice have robbed Daft Punk's samples and you have to get them back. Simple.
Mr Jones is proud to announce that Mr Jones Soundsystem Will play Life this Year Colin, Shortie & Frank will team up for a 2 hour musical extravaganza. More info coming soon so watch this space
Psytrance, Electro, Techno, Dubstep, Breakbeats, Dub, Reggae, Drum n Bass, House and loads of really Friendly People in a beautiful setting with a castle/lake miles away from big cities/pollution.. Loads of trippy stuff hanging off trees and amazing visuals / uv stuff everywhere... oh and people from everywhere in the world too!
FUTURE SOUND OF LONDON
CARL GRAIG - ASTRIX - GREEN VELVET
GOLDIE - SEBASTIEN LEGER - ALTERN 8 - OSCAR MULERO
ANDREW WEATHERALL - DAYDIN - KINDZAZA - CASPA
EARTHLING - EQUINOX - SILICON SOUND - RSD - PROTONICA - SUGAR EXPERIMENT STATION (NEIL LANDSTRUMM AND TOBIAS SCHMIDT) - CIRUS THE VIRUS - JELLYHEADZ - JAIA M-THEORY - NICKY BLACKMARKET - SUNIL SHARPE - LUKES ANGER - PETER GUAL
MR JONES SOUND SYSTEM - GENEPOOL - ZEFER - DIGITAL CIRCUS - MANDALA GROOVE – AL KEEGAN – RLB CONNOR G – SURGE DJS - DON ROSCO - DANNY ALONSO - DELORIENT - MATADOR - DAVID DE VALERA - AL REDMOND - XLR8 - GEOFF - SCOTT MCCABE & SAMJAY - VIC TRIPLAG - QVR - SYNERGY - BECKETT - RICKY FORCE - DANIEL RRELL - CRYSIS B2B NINJABIT - ALIEN ANGEL - EXECUTIVE STEVE - ELEKTRODUCHE - FUSION FAMILY - STU BREAKOLOGY - JACK IT DJS - SUBONE B2B KONSPYRACI - DROKRR - NATARAJ - PSYBABA - MILES IWES - WARBABY - MIXILE - KORK with VIOLINIST - MystErNon .... and many more
Thursdays nights the Twisted Pepper becomes Mr Jones' house, honing in on a yet un-tagged musical style fusing together house/electro/bassline/Baltimore/Kuduro and all those other gritty urban genres in between. Mr Jones also teams up with a number of local collectives including the Crafty Beggars clique for a monthly art & photography expo, "We Got Your Fashion Right Here" which showcases the latest clobber by young Dublin designers, as well as the Analogue Magazine crew who host a nice selection of live bands & performances.
Home to Mr. Jones! Find it on Dublin's Abbey Street, next to the Acadamy and across from Arnotts!