Monday, 26 July 2010

SMS mix 15 - Pure Groove

Simon Singleton has been running the Pure Groove record shop and its labels for several years now, overseeing some of the best new bands' early releases and hosting famed shows from everyone from Late Of The Pier to Fools Gold, from Friendly Fires to Phenomenal Handclap Band.

Expect to hear next year's best new acts and last year's best singles in his Stop Making Sense set, as his diverse exclusive SMS mix - taking in LCD, Kode 9 and Wilco - testifies...

Download: SMS mix 15 - Pure Groove

Summer's coming, what's on the agenda?
"Staying put as long as the sunshine keeps London warm!"

Tell us about your latest projects?
"New website for Pure Groove, a pile of new releases on various labels I run, and I finally have my own studio so may even try and put down the latest DVD boxset and try and make some new tracks. Plus, developing a unique sound system to take to the festivals in 2011!"

What current artists are you drawing inspiration from right now?
"Memoryhouse, Walls, Wavves, Holy Ghost, John Talabot, Herzog, Junip, How To Dress Well, Tensnake and a million other things that fill my life with sound!"

What are you favourite/biggest tunes of the moment?
"Love the Boys Noize mix of Scissor Sisters that arrived today. The Deloreon mix of John Talabot's Sunshine is what summer should sound like. Ghostape's mix of Swedish act Koralleven is truly odd and really great. The whole Mim Suleiman album produced by Maurice Fulton is incredible. And on the complete flipside, I'm loving the super retro C86-tinged Wild Nothing's album - the perfect one-man band. And he might be hugely irritating but the new Mark Ronson single 'Bang Bang' with Q-Tip is just the business."

What can we expect from your show at Stop Making Sense?
"A short set of good songs. I'll see if I can get my pyrotechnics set on the hand luggage on Easyjet but I suspect I'll have to leave it at home."

Who are you most looking forward to seeing play at the festival?
"Django Django and The Very Best are both amazing bands, plus Allez Allez's parties are always great. I've probably seen Optimo DJ more than anyone else - they're still the best around. I haven't seen Benji B DJ in ages, I'm really looking forward to seeing him too."

Any unusual festival tips?
"All festival tips, however sensible or valid they may be, are forgotten about once you sip that first beer of the day while soaking up a bassline..."

Where will we find you at sunrise on Sunday morning?
"Hopefully not trying to swim to Italy as part of a drunken bet."


1. Drum Eyes - 50-50 

2. Laurent Garnier - Gnanmankoudji (Emperor Machine remix) 

3. Kode 9 – You Don’t Wash 

4. Hundred In The Hands – Tom Tom 

5. In Flagranti – Rabbit Hole (Baldelli & Dionigi Remix) 

6. Mim Suleiman - Bibi Na Mpu 

7. LCD Soundsystem – Hit 

8. Deux – Game & Performance 

9. The Love Supreme – Alles Liebe 

10. Taken By Trees – Anna (CFCF Remix) 

11. Glasser – Learn (John Talbot Remix)

12. Jimmy Edgar – Hot Raw Sex 

13. Wilco – Poor Places (Walls Remix) 

14. Wild Nothing – Summer Holiday

15. Koralleven – The Truest Faith (Ghostape Remix) 

16. Herzog – West Blvd

17. Junip – Loops

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Download: Jade 'Don't Walk Away' (JBS remix)

2010 summer anthem alert! Our friends at Pollinate Records are giving away a free download of their latest track, a dizzying kwaito-style remix of Jade's r&b classic 'Don't Walk Away' by Jumping Black Slash.

Download: Jade 'Don't Walk Away' (JBS remix)

If you want to hear more in a similar vein then join label boss Rob Pollinate as he touches down at our Stop Making Sense party next Thursday at Favela Chic (deets below) with a bag-load of bass-bothering beats.

We can't wait...

Favela Chic, 91-93 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3HZ / Tel: 0207 6134228. Nearest tube: Old Street
Entry free before 9pm - £3 after / 7pm – 1am

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Download: Loose Fit 'Caribbean Girls' remix

Specialising in tripped out house, disco and funk, Loose Fit are headlining our Stop Making Sense London party next Thursday night at Favela Chic, a taster for their show at our festival later in the summer.

To celebrate, we've bagged an exclusive free download from the duo, a suitably sun-kissed Loose Fit remix of their track 'Caribbean Girls'.

Download: Loose Fit 'Caribbean Girls' remix

For more details about our party check the post below!

And check back here tomorrow for another free download from another SMS party starter, Rob Pollinate, who'll also be spinning at next week's Favela Chic party...

Monday, 19 July 2010

Allez Allez exclusive SMS mix for Vice

Our pals and blog heroes Allez Allez have compiled a typically diverse and crate-digging selection of dancefloor gems and oddities for an exclusive SMS mix for Vice magazine.

A celebration of summer and a sneak preview of what to expect from their beachside set at our debut Stop Making Sense festival this September, you can stream/download the set from here. Enjoy!


Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds - Bobo Boogie
Bruce Peninsula - Crabapples
James Luther Dickinson - O How She Dances
Dollkraut - Precious Fool
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult - Sexplosion
Joakim - Spiders (The Algorhythmz Remix)
Tiago - Motorcycles
Peter Digital Orchestra - Jeux de Langues
Missing Linkx - Got A Minute
John Talabot - Matilda’s Dream
Joe - Claptrap
Prince - Bob Jones
Dj Koze - The Gekloeppel Continues
Hirnsalbe - Strandspaziergang
Allez-Allez - Weird Science
Kindness - Swingin’ Party

SMS party @ Favela Chic!

A boutique festival without the mud or fairy wings, Stop Making Sense brings you all the music heritage in a stunning location with guaranteed sun.

And next Thursday, July 29th, we're bringing you another chance to sample the delights that await in Croatia a little closer to home, at Shoreditch's Favela Chic...

The live act on the night is Loose Fit, purveyors of tripped out house, disco and funk. Drawing inspiration from New York, Detroit, Cologne and Manchester, with remixes from Greg Wilson and Tom Taylor on their newly released EP, Loose Fit are primed and ready for one almighty 2010..

DJs on the night are Rob Pollinate - the man behindPollinate Records and one half of the Silky Boys - who'll be dropping the next generation of global bass beats from kwaito, cumbia, reggaeton to bashment, funky, bassline & more - plus tropical disco hero and SMS resident Madera Verde.

Be there, or be gutted you weren't...


Favela Chic, 91-93 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3HZ / Tel: 0207 6134228. Nearest tube: Old Street
Entry free before 9pm - £3 after / 7pm – 1am

Monday, 12 July 2010

FACT mix: Rebolledo

Anyone who has been following the exploits of Matias Aguayo’s Cómeme label, or attended one of his infamous Bumbumbox parties, will be familiar with the name Rebolledo.

The Mexican artist – whose sound is a pungent hybrid of house, techno, electro and avant-pop, suffused with Latin flavour – has earned a sizeable cult following for his singles ‘Bo Jack’ and ‘Guerrero’, and remixes for Aguayo, Zombie Nation and Von Spar have helped to raise his profile. Most recently Rebolledo has been collaborating with Superpitcher as Pachanga Boys and with ‘Pitch and Jörg Burger under the name The Three Lions – you can check out the first fruits of these two projects, the tracks ‘Power’ and ‘You’ll Win Again’, on Kompakt’s forthcoming Total 11 compilation.

You’ll be hearing a lot more from Rebolledo in the months ahead: he’s currently writing and recording his debut solo album.  In the meantime, be sure to catch one of his flipped-out live/DJ performances – the more travel-hungry among you will find him playing FACT’s boat party as part of our very own Stop Making Sense festival this summer.

Rebolledo’s FACT mix is a charming thing, anchored in house and disco but bucking convention at every turn; it features no less than seven of his own productions!

Download: FACT mix 166: Rebolledo

Friday, 9 July 2010

HAUS music...all night long

Brick Lane may lack the crystal blue waters of the Adriatic but the sun is well and truly here and tomorrow night we'll be bringing more than a little Croatian magic to London's East End as we touch down for a Stop Making Sense party special at 93 Feet East's monthly HAUS night.

Headlining the night are the Mercury and Brit nominated FRIENDLY FIRES. Now generally when bands make an appearance in the DJ booth, we make our excuses and leave, Friendly Fires though are a different proposition altogether. From their very first release featuring an inspired cover of house classic 'Your Love' it's been clear that dance music is in these boys blood, and over the years the band's DJ sets mixing up techno, house, disco and electro have kept them in high demand at clubs all over the world.

Joining them are some of the other highlights of the festival including the criminally good blogging/DJ'ing/label owning duo ALLEZ-ALLEZ, GIRLCORE's Naomi, Brighton's LEON LACE, the SLUTTY FRINGE chaps and a live set of squelchy Balearic acid dub from LOOSE FIT. 

7:00PM - 1:00AM

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

SMS mix 13 - Count Chocula

London DJ and party promoter Claudio Lillo is a well-known nightlife face, helping to book the cutting-edge roster of DJs and live acts that are fast making CAMP one of Shoreditch's best club venues.

For his exclusive SMS mix, Claudio aka Count Chocula showcases his love of 4/4 house, inspired by the likes of Kyle Hall, James Blake and Floating Points. Expect more of the same goodness from his beachside set at our first festival in September...

Download: SMS mix 13 - Count Chocula

Tell us about the mix you’ve recorded for Stop Making Sense...
"It's a collection of tunes that I really dig and that I think would work well on a sunny day. I usually switch up styles more when I play out, but I thought it would be cool to try a "house" mix for once! I also tried to include as many artists that are playing at the festival as possible, just because I the line up is so great."

Any exclusives or particular favourites on there?
"I really love anything MCDE does, so the first track is definitely a favourite. I also really dig "She's Bad", that sexy refix Gadi Mizrahi and Soul Clap collaborated on, which can be found towards the end of the mix - its too much!"

What current artists are you drawing inspiration from right now?
"I buy pretty much every record that Floating Points and James Blake release. And I also really dig Kyle Hall - he's on another level."

Who are you most looking forward to seeing play at SMS?
"Pretty much the whole lineup! Django Django, The Very Best, Theo Parrish, Kyle Hall, Matias Aguayo, Benji B..."

Any unusual festival tips?
"Not unusual, but practical: don't forget to bring a towel."

SMS mix 13 - Tracklisting

Archie Bronson Outfit - Hoola (MCDE remix)
Aardvark - Kutparra
Christopher Wade - Broke (Object Group Dub)
Floating Points - Vacuum Boogie
Wbeeza - Heavy Stuff
Matias Aguayo - Walter Neff
John Talabot - Sunshine
Cottam - 002 B
Gadi Mizrahi - Who's Gonna Love Me Tonight
Gucci Vump - The Boogieman (Downtown remix)
Kyle Hall - Create Your Own Existence
Terrence Parker - Your Love
Bad Rabbits - She's Bad (Gadi Mizrahi & Soul Clap remix)
Cheek - Venus (PePe Bradock's Saucy Precog remix)

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

SMS London party this Thursday!

We'll be bringing a little more heat to central London this Thursday, July 9th, when we takeover The Social bar on Great Portland Street with a truly sun-kissed showcase of some of the bands and DJs playing our very first Stop Making Sense festival this summer.

Live duties fall to latin funk punks Longjon La Flecha manage to mix intricate rhythms, heavy bass, wonky synths and Fall like vocals into a hypnotic experimental maelstrom that shouldn’t work on paper...but in practice delivers every time!

DJ support comes from club slut and disco-lover Slutty Fringe, tropical dude Madera Verde and Rob Pollinate, who'll be dropping next gen global bass taking in the gut-wrenching sounds of kwaito, cumbia, reggaeton, bashment, funky, bassline & more!

Stop Making Sense party
Thursday 8th July
The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London, 0207 636 4992
Nearest Tube: Oxford Street
6pm – 1am

Friday, 2 July 2010

SMS mix 12 - Rob Pollinate (Silky Boys)

Our latest exclusive Stop Making Sense mix is a globe-trotting banger, courtesy of Silky Boys DJ Rob Pollinate, who'll be bringing his bassbin-bothering mix of cumbia, kwaito, reggaeton, bashment, funky and more to our London party next Thursday night (details below, make sure you reach!).

Download: SMS mix 12 - Rob Pollinate (Silky Boys)


1) No no no me amas en la rueda del cumbion - Rahim Selectah
2) Colegie Pon De Floor - Copia Doble Systema vs Major Lazer
3) Mongoloid (Mat Cant Moombahton Edit) - Afrojack
4) Raya Lazer (Reggaeton Mix) - Chico Ye
5) Cumbia Kamisama - Frikstailers
6) Do Ya Think I'm Sexy - Rod Stewart (Criollo Mix)
7) Chicken Run (Max le Daron Ravecumbiaton Refix) - Canblaster
8) Hablanton (Ramirez Remix) - Moombahtron
9) Daft Cumbia - Uproot Andy
10) Ruffcut (Moombahton Edit) - Dave Nada
11) Cartagena - Sonido Del Princepe
12) Turn That Shit Up (Moombahton Edit) - Mu-Gen
13) La Gata Plastica (sabo's Edit)   -   Dave Nada
14) Khattabi Boombah - Moombahton Neotecrico
15) Just an illusion ( Criollo Mix) - Imagination
16) Make it Funky ( Dj Punish Remix ( Max le Daron Ravecumbiaton Refix) - Alvaro
17) La Brasilena ta Montao - Munchi
18) What ( Kaks Bootleg Remix (Max le Daron Ravecumbiaton Refix) - Afrojack
19) Riverside (Moomahton Edit) - Dave Nada
20) Push Am (Left, Right) - Banana Clipz
21) Metel Bellaco - Munchi
22) Aponte o Nao - Heartbreak & Munchi
23) Soltero y Sin Compromiso - Munchi