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09
Jan
10

THE GIG LIST – NUMBER 34

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GROVESNOR, HOT CHIP (DJ SET), :KINEMA:

It feels like it’s been a little while since we did one of these ‘Gig Lists’, but quite frankly it’s expected, as December is often full with festive DJ nights, rather than quality bands.  So here we are with a new year, a new decade indeed, and the event horizon looks very bright.  There’s a massive amount of quality line ups through January and February in Brighton.  We begin with this special showcase, involving not only :Kinema: and Grovesnor, but also a DJ set from Alexis out of Hot Chip.  Although they don’t seem to be headlining, it should feel like local band :Kinema:’s night, as it’s set up to celebrate the launch of their fantastic Circles EP.  :Kinema: get our focus today as they are very much a band flying highest over Brighton, with a lot of blog buzz and online chatter suggesting they are leading the current pack of impossibly catchy, fearless, intelligent pop bands.  Singer Dom Ashton’s irresistable, George Michael-esque vocals float over the synth-led, clapped-beat bounce that feels like the soundtrack to your best ever fuck.  Following them will be Grovesnor, who take the shameless pop to Elton John levels, but don’t be fooled into thinking this is music for your mother, as Rob Smoughton creates smart, shiny music for the midnight hour.  Being backed by Paris’ refined Kitsune label adds even more kudos to an already bright star.  To top the night off he brings along a member from Rob’s former band, Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, who’s helped to produce and remix his work, and seeing as 2010 could well belong to everybody’s favourite warm potato snacks this really couldn’t get any more t(r)opical.  This is going to feel like a thousand Saturday nights rolled into one.  Bring your best shoes, your best shirts and your best moves.  (MB)

ACTS:                     GROVESNOR, HOT CHIP (DJ SET), :KINEMA:
VENUE:                   Jam, Middle Street, Brighton.
COST:                     £8.50
DATE:                     Saturday 23rd January 2010
WEBSITES:            Grovesnor MyspaceHot Chip Myspace, :Kinema: Myspace
TRACK 1:               GROVESNOR – DRIVE YOUR CAR (HOT CHIP REMIX)

TRACK 2:               :KINEMA: – LETS GET TO IT

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DELPHIC, MIRRORS

Tickets for this gig are selling fast so act quick, or prepare to suck somebody’s cock, because this night is about as good as it gets!  The support slot tonight is filled perfectly by Brighton band Mirrors, who’s buzz during 2009 got as loud in teenagers ears as one of those Mosquito alarms that they hang in shopping malls to deter ‘Hoodies’.  2010 will be the year they fully take off, as they’ve secured their deserved major label signatures and prepare a mighty launch pad.  If the likes of genre-mates, Hurts, can make the top 5 shortlist on the BBC Sound of 2010 Poll, then Mirrors surely should have been on the longlist, but alas not.  The ingredients were all there, with their massive, melodic, atmospheric pop noir (or fantastically named ‘noir n b’), their major label backing, their online buzz and their tight, grey suits and ties.  Topping the bill are a band that seem to be relaunching Manchester, claiming to have finally found the electronic antidote to the Gallagher brothers, sharing more in common with Bloc Party or Klaxons than they do the ugly brashness of 90s ‘Madchester’.  Coming a deserved 3rd on the aforementioned BBC Poll brings with it the sort of hype that could even scare Anthony Volodkin.  They’re almost guaranteed to have a massive 2010, with their debut getting a release this same month and already attaining critical acclaim, being touted as the first great album of the ‘Tenties’.  The proposal is simple: if you want to see what the future might sound like, get to Audio.   (MB)

ACTS:                     DELPHIC,  MIRRORS
VENUE:                   Audio, Marine Parade, Brighton.
COST:                     £7.50
DATE:                     Tuesday 19th January 2010
WEBSITES:            Delphic MyspaceMirrors Myspace
TRACK 1:                DELPHIC – DOUBT (WHAT KIND OF BREEZE DO YOU BLOW? REMIX)

TRACK 2:               MIRRORS – FEAR OF DROWNING

24
Dec
09

HOW GOOD IS THIS!!!??? – NUMBER 39

Although posts will be a little more sporadic over this festive period, we will still do our best to bring you a handful of musical gifts.

As we edge towards the end of 2009, which has turned out to be a truly wonderful year for The Recommender, we thought we would provide you with a quick thank you.  We list below two tracks that have popped up on the blog radars in recent weeks, together with two outstanding videos.

These two tunes are of the kind that get many repeats and it’s rare to have a matching video that is as equally addictive.  Enjoy..

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DELPHIC

DELPHICDOUBT ysi

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HOT CHIP

HOT CHIPONE LIFE STAND ysi

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There’s going to be some huge and rather lovely things coming out of this blog in the new year.  2010 will not only see our facelift completed, but it will also be the year in which The Recommender blog will launch it’s monthly parties in Brighton.  Look out world, you have been warned!!!  In the mean time, HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!

23
Dec
08

HOW GOOD IS THIS!!!??? – NUMBER 17

Welcome back people. Another simple post for you here all about the mystery and brilliance that is METRONOMY

We love them very muchly here at The Recommender. With their jerky, wonky, pop that layers up and up into a mash of synths and bounce.

 It’s all a little bit geek-heavy, like Hot Chip, a little bit Casio-heavy, like Mendetz, and a little bit art-heavy, like Klaxons.

It’s with their live performances and fantastic music videos that they really come to life though. You will see them trying just about anything, as long as it involves weird lighting, or outstandingly loud colours. 

They stake their themes all about love and good times and clearly don’t take themselves too seriously. It’s refreshingly bright and hopeful. That’s what shines through in their video’s particularly.

Find their excellent video for ‘A Thing For Me here…

Here’s their video for ‘Radio Ladio’

Well worth their own posting we think. Hope you enjoyed this meandering foray into Metronomy. See you again soon…
Mike

30
Sep
08

THE GIG LIST – NUMBER 11

 

We are blessed in Brighton with many new music festivals throughout the summer months. This winter however brings with it a fine selection of live sets to rank high among any you may have experienced yet this year. I’ve thrown my hand into this pot of cracking performances thats lined up and I’ve plucked out a couple of right charmers.


DEADMAU5

This world-class DJ / producer from Toronto, Canada, brings with him a reputation so sizeable, you’d be hard pushed to find a club big enough to suit him, let alone get his giant red ears through the doorway. His excellent live sets thankfully tend to veer more towards the Electro end of the dance spectrum, as opposed to the more minimalist-techno he often produces in the studio. A proper star in the ascendancy.

ACT:               DEADMAU5
VENUE:               DIGITAL, Kings Arches, Brighton
COST:                 £11
DATE:                 Thursday 23rd October 2008
WEBSITES:          Myspace   Last.fm

DEADMAU5 Live (in Denver)

HOT CHIP
Masters of geekdom. Lords of minimalist-dance-pop. This cheery, bouncy 5-piece are very well known to us all, with mucho Radio One airtime and giant singles and albums now under their belts. Their live sets are totally awesome. They share the type of chemistry on stage that always floods out to the crowd. You won’t know where to look. Release your inner geek.

ACT:               HOT CHIP
VENUE:               THE DOME, Brighton
COST:                 £17.50
DATE:                 Wednesday 5th November 2008
WEBSITES:          Myspace    Last.fm

HOT CHIPLive (@ Coachella)

Who cares if summer is over when you have a winter like this in store. Two brilliant nights out. Two world-class sets of guaranteed fun. I can’t wait. As always, let me know if you’re joining us?

Mike

12
Sep
08

THE GIG LIST – NUMBER 9

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Got you lovely people a themed GIG LIST for Number 9. Whether you live in BRIGHTON or not, you really should know all about the new club NEW HERO! Today I’m going to be waxing all about the newest Electro nightclub located in central Brighton. It’s what Saturday night was invented for after all.

Not only does it list the best resident line up of any club I’ve ever known in Brighton, its got sweet flavours on both Friday and Saturday nights! Acts blowing up this dancefloor will be Henron (Fridays and occassional Saturdays) and then a rotation of residents for just the Saturday that will comprise of Midfield General, South Central, Punks Jump Up, Stopmakingme and Nightmoves. Fridays are the legendary ‘Somewhere In The Universe’ parties and Saturdays will be the new ‘Dance Dance Death’ event.

Amongst many others, here is a selection of previous acts to play at ‘Somewhere In The Universe…’ (when it was based at other clubs in a previous life). It reads like a who’s who of the worlds coolest DJ’s. Check this out…

Dj Mehdi

So you really have no excuses…

HENRON
OK just to get a little specific for a minute I wanna post about which nights are coming up. I firstly wanna list Henron as he is the pioneer of ‘Somewhere…’. You’ve never seen such a lively DJ with his enthusiastic and contagious jumping up and down behind the decks. He thumps the air with his fists, climbs upon his decks and gets the place in such a swing! It totally rocks. His electro set is thumping, crunchy and totally banging. You’ll love him.

ACT:                    DJ HENRON
VENUE:                SOMEWHERE IN THE UNIVERSE…, NEW HERO, 11 Dyke Road, Brighton
COST:                  £3  pre-11pm, £5  after 11pm
DATE:                  Friday 12th September 2008
WEBSITE:             Myspace

NIGHTMOVES
Secondly, on the Saturday night this weekend is NIGHTMOVES from Kitsune playing the Dance Dance Death party. He is well known for his brilliant remixes for everyone from Klaxons to Late Of The Pier to Rosin Murphy to Friendly Fires. Well worth six little pounds of your finest earnings.

ACT:                    NIGHTMOVES
VENUE
:                DANCE DANCE DEATH, NEW HERO, 11 Dyke Road, Brighton
COST:                  £6   (10pm to late)
DATE:                  Saturday 13th September 2008
WEBSITE:             Myspace

OK, enough from me for this GIG LIST. I’ll have THE RECOMMENDER 10 up soon, so head back when your ready…or slightly before your ready if you so wish…

Mike




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