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13
Feb
09

THE GIG LIST – NUMBER 22

 

February has been one set after another of interesting bands and DJ’sand this seems to continue to the month’s end and into March with these two fantastic, fresh artists. Both are from wildly different genres, showing what eclectic taste Brighton can happily cater for. Both are innovators breaking through so catch them now to see where their respective genres are being taken…

THE HAIR
Never before have a band popped so neatlyinto my Indie comfort zone. If you like your Indie music with plenty of bounce, catchy hooks and Casio keys, then Sam and the boys will deliver a similar fate upon your comfort zones too. This Leeds and York 4-piece have been written about way back on The Recommender number 2and Sam was also interviewed for this blog back in this Q & A, so those hardened Recommenderfans will surely be familiar with this outfit by now. For those new to them you could do no better than catching their live set. Frontman Sam will sweat out as lively set of the finest, spikey, Indie riffs. Their sound is a mix up of  The Sunshine Underground and The Rapture, so full of the best pumping ceremony you could wish for in any energetic Indie band. Their debut album, Indecisions, was kindly sent to me prior to it’s final induction and release and even unpolished these guys sound great. The debut album will hope to come up for air in 2009, but no release date has been confirmed quite yet. I’ve been waiting for some time to see these guys in Brighton, so you will definitely catch me there. See you at the front…

ACT:                     THE HAIR
VENUE:                AUDIO, Marine Parade, Brighton
COST:                  £ tbc
DATE:                  5th March 2009
WEBSITE:            Myspace    

DROP THE LIME
Self-declaring himself as the ‘Heavy Bass Champion’, this New York fella brings walls crashing down with his live set. Describing Luca Venzia’ssound as House music doesn’t quite do him justice. It definitely has it’s roots in House music, with the choice of vocal samples and the beats typically whipped up and up. It has this new twist on it that’s a sound all it’s own. A kind of warped, wobbling bassline and a scratchy snare beat. This new evolution is called Fidget House and it has many pretenders involved such as Herve and Fake Blood, but it seems the crown belongs to Drop The Lime. It’s an incessant beat that verges on the chaotic, with it’s constant booming and disturbed break downs, but for those people that like their dance full on and brimming with energy, then this night will be for you. This tiny, very personal venue will be rammed and the atmosphere in your face. I can’t imagine a venue that suits the music any better. In a month where Charles Darwin celebrated his 200th birthday, check out the evolution in House music right here…

ACT:                     DROP THE LIME
VENUE:                MICRO, next to the Digital club, beach front, Brighton
COST:                  £ 6.00
DATE:                   20th February 2009
WEBSITE:            Myspace

Things are building up and rumours are buzzing around town at the moment as we look ahead to all the Festivals this summer. The Gig List here on The Recommender will be putting together previews and highlights of all the best from this summers circuits, so head back here soon for plenty more great nights out…
Mike

19
Sep
08

THE RECOMMENDER – NUMBER 10

Front and center folks. Going to mix it up a little in this post today I’m writing about genres I am not so into. I’m also listing tunes from people I’m not totally familiar with, but it’s always worth a punt in my opinion.

Rather than the usual French-influenced, 80’s-sampled Electro that we all know and love I’m dipping my toes into new waters. Particularly with the bottom recommendation. The simple fact is I’m a hopeless romantic and occasionally I fall madly for a track before I can stand back and slot it into some familiar genre that I find I’m comfortable with.

ALAN MX
Credit where credit is due, (except perhaps for when I don’t credit that is. hmm. I try ‘kay!). Another Brighton blog, called Totally Twitterpated spilled the news to me on this artist and gains the aforementioned credit today. ALAN MX is signed to Smalltown America Records and hails from Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK. The track I list is actually a remix of his ‘Captain America’ tune, done excellently by Brad Walsh. A twisted love song, packed with humour, with a swirling vocal reminiscent of Colin McIntyre (circa Mull Historical Society‘s tune, ‘The Final Arrears’) and brilliant lyrics like “I know I’m gay, but I’ll make an exception”. It all makes for a truly fantastic and entertaining song. You will love it. If not, well, I’ve got some earplugs you can wear, like, permanently…

Find him here:  Myspace

Hear him here:  ALAN MX – Captain America (Brad Walsh Remix)



GEORGE LENTON

OK, I’m always getting emailed and posted tracks, like most other blog writers, with artists trying to get the spread on their stuff posted. Most of the time they’re bollocks. Simple. Thankfully my ears have the patience of a crowd of bored saints with lots and lots of spare time. I always, always listen thoroughly to every track I’m mailed and I check through every myspace/last.fm friend request I receive. I’m too kind. This fella however was one of those that paid off. The track is a remix he’s done of the tune, ‘Je Veux te Voir’ by the French band Yelle. Now I’ve a soft spot for Yelle anyways, so perhaps I was always going to like this, but suffice to say it bangs. A slightly different sound to the normal electro often found on here, but it pounds along with plenty of claps and it breaks brilliantly to emphasize the cute French lyrics. I reckon Pelski would like this. I’ll ask him. Midlander George informs me that Huw Stephens and Tepr are all over it. No bad thing. Perhaps we all ought to watch this space.

Find him here:   Myspace

Hear him here:  Yelle – Je Veux Te Voir (George Lenton Remix)

MATHHEAD
If I’m totally honest here, I’m dipping into a genre with this guy that I don’t really fancy all that much. Not to belittle him in any way, but I generally do not go for the whole bass-heavy warped and distorted, pounding sounds that emanate from this area of dance music. I fervently try and stay true to my own tastes in this blog as it must be sincere and from my heart, but there is a scene thats bubbled away over the last couple of years and it’s impossible to keep away from it. I’ve mostly managed to ignore it, but occasionally it throws out something interesting. Really interesting. I’m talking about the whole Trouble & Bass, Herve, Drop The Lime, Curses, Fake Blood group of DJ’s that owe much to the 90’s drum & bass and rave sounds. It is generally darker and packed with chaotic, heavy, wobbling breaks. Mathhead is a highlight. A New Yorker who loves a sample as much as the next DJ, but works a little magic like nobody else I know. If I fall for any other Dj’s in this crew I’ll post about them also, so watch out.

Find him here:   Myspace

Hear him here:  Mathhead – Magnum (Megaforce Edit)

Right I’m off to dip my head into a bucket of Indie music to wash off this blow out of grime-soaked dance music. I’d be really interested to hear your opinions on this lot. Some you will likely know, others may be new to you. Drop me a comment as always.

Mike




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