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Friday, February 29, 2008

This WMC – Manchester is Coming – The Hacienda’s Having a Party

We received an email in our in box this week, seems the most legendary club in the world, The Hacienda is throwing a party at WMC this year. The Hacienda (adorned with the name plate FAC51) was owned and operated by the late Tony Wilson (Factory Records) and Peter HookNew Order / Joy Division

I cut and pasted some of info from their site below. I also went through the process of “transmitting my info” and am eagerly awaiting to see what happens next.

The details are all a bit mysterious, but I am quite thrilled to know something will be going down. I will be there with bells on.

If you haven’t seen the movie “24 Hour Party People” I STRONGLY recommend you do. Sex, drugs, and Rock n Roll in full effect, and it if you’re not the loop as to why The Hacienda is so legendary, this will explain it all.

“24 Hour Party People” movie trailer

The Hacienda Story via

Originally conceived, founded and financed in 1980 by Factory Records and New Order through a deal steered by Rob Gretton, the manager of the by then disbanded Joy Division, The Haçienda first opened its doors on May 21st 1982 sporting a Factory Records catalogue number of Fac 51, a pioneering interior designed by architect Ben Kelly, graphics by Peter Saville and featured Bernard Manning as the opening night act.

Not surprising then that all of these forces combined turning The Haçienda into where it is widely recognized as the birthplace of Acid House and responsible for shaping the face of UK club culture as it has since been known.

Through a chain of events that no one could have imagined, the ex-boat showroom on Whitworth Street, Manchester that became The Haçienda and the scene it gave birth to, went on to have one of the biggest impacts on youth culture since the punk movement and is one that is still reverberating today. Through the combination of legendary nights such as Hot, Nude, Flesh and Temperance Club with DJ’s Mike Pickering, Graeme Park, Jon da Silva, Tom Wainwright and Dave Haslam, clubbing had changed from simply a night out to an intense experience.

It was the heady mixture of new music, new ideas, cutting edge design and even new designer drugs that pushed the venue into overdrive long before the days of Ministry Of Sound, Cream, Renaissance, Gatecrasher and Godskitchen had even thought about opening their doors and inspired DJ’s from Sasha to The Chemical Brothers to Laurent Garnier. The Haçienda shone like a beacon rewriting the rulebook of what a clubbing experience was all about and inspired hundreds of thousands.

I have so many special memories from those days, the way the DJ’s would select the tunes especially for the club, I remember Sasha’s first set, the atmosphere was electric and he played the best set of his life, the music was perfect as was the crowd, when we left you just knew you’d been a spectator of something very special indeed. – Peter Hook


We are very pleased to let you know that we are bringing The Hacienda across the Atlantic this March. We hear that the “Party People” who attend the Winter Music Conference, are quite hedonistic, and last well beyond 24 hours! We’ve written a few chapters on this ourselves over the years, and we look forward to writing yet another, with you, on this special night we are planning. To begin our Manchester to Miami mission, we are going back to the roots of where this all began for many of us. However, this time around, we don’t have a hot line to call, or a meeting point to stop off at. We chose the internet as our way of transmitting the details to you. You can tune in to our signal, and begin the journey with us – simply send through your email contact, in the little box we’ve provided there below. Yes, that’s right, under the video for “Blue Monday”. And shortly thereafter, our next transmission will arrive in your inbox. We look forward to hearing from you, and seeing you very soon.

FAC51 – Family & Friends

“Blue Monday” – New Order (1983)

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posted by Audio Pimpstress at 9:00 pm  

Friday, February 29, 2008

Moby & Drop The Lime Impromptu Live Performance

Here’s a video clip from Moby’s “Degenerates” night at Hiro Ballroom on Feb. 14th.
During Luca Venezia aka Drop The Lime’s DJ set, Moby jumped in to perform an impromptu accompanying drum set. Luca recently remixed “Alice”, the single from Moby’s new album.

The footage is little blurry, but the beats are right on point!

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posted by Audio Pimpstress at 7:59 pm  

Friday, February 29, 2008

AEG Involved in Possible Acquisition Deal

The evil Ticketmaster involved in yet another takeover! The good news here, promoters possibly having more say in how they run and book their events, which is a good thing for artists and fans. Will be interesting to see if the acquisition moves forward.

From: Five Eight

Ticketmaster and Cablevision (owners of Madison Square Garden Entertainment) are looking to acquire around 49% of AEG Live, the second-largest promoter in the world (with an estimated value of $350-$400M). The deal would enable AEG Live to compete directly with Live Nation at a much higher level as both companies strive to become full-service concert promotion and ticketing businesses. It would also see the company stealing away a ticketing partnership with Ticketmaster (whose contract with Live Nation is set to expire in 2009). “If those rumours are true and there’s investments made into a competitor like AEG, for one it validates the frenzy around the live business,” said Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino. Live Nation has just announced a net loss of $18.4M in Q4 of 2007, compared to a loss of $33.1M for the same period in 2006. With live the lynchpin holding the music economy together at present, just how will the wider industry fare as the balance of power starts to shift dramatically in favour of promoters?

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posted by Audio Pimpstress at 7:46 pm  

Friday, February 29, 2008

An Ecstatic Conversation with Mos Def

Mos Def

Last night I sat in on a conversation between Mos Def and Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone at the 92nd Street Y, here in New York. I was really intrigued with Mos’ concept behind the new album he’s working on, titled, “Ecstatic”. It refers to a psychiatric condition and/or phenomenon. Having an “ecstatic experience” or “being in a state of ecstacy” is described as having a heightened state of consciousness, it is also used to denote states of awareness of non-ordinary mental spaces, which may be perceived as spiritual. I just started reading “The Mask of Sanity” first published in 1941 by Dr. Hervey Cleckley, a clinical professor of psychiatry. His later works include “The Three Faces of Eve” co-authored with Corbett Thigpen, which was the basis for the film by the same name, that was released in 1957, starring Joanne Woodward about Multiple Personality Disorder. The inspiration for Mos’ album concept came from “The Ecstatic”, written by Victor LaValle. This will “mos def” be next on my reading list.

From The Y Blog: What You Missed :: Mos Def’s Personal Mixtape
Mos Def was engaging, animated and personable in his conversation last night with Rolling Stone‘s Anthony DeCurtis. The evening began with the premiere of a previously unreleased video for “Beef” (look for it online soon), and included comment on everything from Barack Obama’s ability to appear “above the fray” in politics to the enviable vitality and urgency of some of the hip-hop music being produced outside the United States today.

The Y audience was treated to an impromptu listening party for one of Mos Def’s new tracks to be released later this year on an album called The Ecstatic, after a novel by Victor LaValle. Titled “Pretty Dancer,” it’s dedicated to Muhammad Ali and produced by Madlib.

We were also given a guided tour of the Most Important Songs in Mos Def’s life, in chronological order:

1. ”Reasons” by Earth, Wind and Fire

2. ”O Holy Night,” as first heard in church as a child

3. ”It’s Like That” by Run DMC, as first heard blasting from an open doorway in the Bronx in the early 1980s

4. “Planet Rock” by Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force, as first heard inside a Brooklyn pizzeria one day with his mother (“They sounded like they were coming from space.”)

5. ”The Message” by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, as first heard during a “last day of school” class party in the fourth grade.

6. ”The Bridge is Over” by Boogie Down Productions, as first heard on a Bronx sidewalk (“It was news.”)

7. ”A Love Supreme” by John Coltrane, as first heard at the age of 14 (“It was my first means of travel.”)

8. The Band of Gypsys live album by Jimi Hendrix, as first heard at the age of 15 (“I remember being mad, because it was like, ‘why did no one tell me about this?’”)

9. ”Bitches Brew” by Miles Davis, as first heard at the age of 16

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posted by Audio Pimpstress at 7:35 pm  

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Supermarket mixtape sweep

SuperMarket Sweep
Picture taken from, art director for “Supermarket Sweep” as well as my favorite “Reading Rainbow”.

You know when you’re in the mood for something and you don’t know what it is? Then, as if by magic, it finds you. Or not by magic, but simply from taking armfuls of mixes you don’t have the time to listen to.

On Monday, I found this yet-unheard mix tape back from September last year.

The simply titled “Glitchy Hip Hop & Dubstep mix” features two tracks nabbed from Mark Rae’s 2005 dancehall and hip hop mix album “Ode to a Dying DJ” plus loads of good hip hop, breaks, electronica, and dubstep tunes. It’s in the vein of GlitchBitch’s In Glitch We Trust, which we featured in October last year.

And okay, it’s not the best mixed tape I’ve ever heard, but there’s something about the imperfections that remind me of buying bootleg mix tapes in the Puerto Rican parts of Williamsburg from the selection of bootlegs purveyed underneath dusty glass cases. It reminds me of summer and sweaty small bars with parties going off in the back, as if parties were some illegal trade.

I’ve eeked out that the mixtape’s near-anonymous creator is from Australia and is called Nic who’s produced artwork for fellow Ozzies, breakbeat artists Ctrl-Z and Smithmonger. And that’s it.

I like it. Maybe it will do it for you too.

Nic (unknown?) – Glitchy Hip hop & Dubstep mix

Tracklisting (1:02:36)

Tipper – Ton of Bricks
Si Begg – Tyranny of Pesto (Dwarf rmx)
N.I.N – My Violent Heart (Ewun rmx)
ARP ft YZ – Nuff Time to Waste
edIT – The Sirens
Tipper – Learning is Remembering ft Epcot
Crossover – Phostograph
Ooah – Hacksaw
Milanese – Caramel Cognac
Mos Def – Sunshine (edIT rmx)
edIT – Battling Go-Go Yubari In Downtown L.A.
Bassnectar – Zigga Zigga
Cheb-I-Sabbah – Alkher Illa Doffor (Bassnectar rmx)
The Bug ft Rootsman w/ Daddy Freddy – Run The Place Red (Raw Meat)
DJ Krush – Kill Switch ft Aesop Rock
Mobb Deep – Drop A Gem On ‘Em (Bobb Deep Dub Remix)
Swollen Members ft Moka Only – Grind
Rae & Christian – Bring the Drama
edIT – Crunk De Gaulle feat. TTC, Busdriver and D-Styles
Loefah – Bombay Squad
Unkle Sam – Round The World Girls (Tes La Rok rmx)
Mark One – Bang Bang Boy
DZ – Crime Spree
Si Begg – Hard Like Funk ft Epcott
Buckfunk 3000 – Jump
Cursor Miner – Scan One VIP
DZ – Mr Wiggles
Milanese vs Virus Syndicate_Dead Man Walking (Distance rmx)

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posted by Amy Riley at 12:22 pm  

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Gettin Flashy with JAIMIE FANATIC


Jaimie Fanatic kicked it off a couple months ago exclusively on TM with his blistering remix of Big Girls by the British soul-funking crooner, Mika, that has to be one of my favorite cheeky remixes of the year. Well, the dutch production mastermind has returned with yet another gem of a remix. This time taking Queen‘s seminal soundtrack piece from the fantastic sci-fi film, Flash Gordon, and turned it into a barnstomping, big beat baltimore tune with a honking fidget bassline. This one bangs on the floor even if the kids are too young to know.

Jaimie Fanatic – The Flash

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