Wednesday, 2 December 2009

BpNichol - First Screening

In 1983/4, Canadian poet BpNichol used an Apple IIe computer and the Apple BASIC programming language to create First Screening, a suite of a dozen programmed, kinetic poems.

The Apple IIe soon became obsolete and the poems became essentially inaccesible.

In 1992, four years after the death of BpNichol, a student at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, began creating a Hypercard version of First Screening.

In 1993, it was published on a 3.5" floppy disk for the Macintosh computer.



Sunday, 29 November 2009

HARUN FAROCKI

Against What? Against Whom?

Currently on at Raven Row:













Farocki is a German filmmaker, artist and writer.

His film essays explore the production and perception of images and decode the medium of film.

The exhibition at Raven Row is a survey of Farocki's multi-screen film installations.

Eye/Machine II (Auge/Maschine II), 20
02. Excerpt:

http://www.vdb.org/smackn.acgi$misc?clips/EYEMACHINE_002.mov

Eye/Machine III (Auge/Maschine III), 2003. Excerpt:

http://www.vdb.org/smackn.acgi$misc?clips
/EYEMACHINE_003.mov

Film Stills:






































http://www.ravenrow.org/


http://www.farocki-film.de/

http://otolithgroup.org/

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Wicked Witch/Dizzy K/Sensations Fix/Ippu Do

stumbled across both of these via the 'legon flutes' mixes by the brilliantly named DJ BongoMan of the band Buffle who played at colour out of space festial. Wicked Witch is, or was from Washington DC and is ridiculously horrible, but amazing and Dizzy K Falola, was a Nigerian disco star and is now the head pastor of Power Church International on the Old Kent Road. Go check him out, I bet he still kicks it.

Wicked Witch - Fancy Dancer



Wicked Witch - Under Your Spell


Dizzy K Falola - Yes, I Love You


Also brilliant is this incredible Italian prog-rock band Sensations Fix. Just unassailable, hazy, synth-god, mustache-on-a-mountain-top, long, untamed hair in the wind, guitar solo trouser bulge in leather pants, bristling chest hair joy. This track, "Fragments of Light" is from the LP of the same name, available in full from the brilliant Mutant Sounds blog. check out how small i made the youtube player.



keeping somewhat on a theme, look at ippu-do's version of 'time of the season'. underwater guitar solo's and shit. amazing. the video is almost good enough to distract me from how much I hate the zombies. but not quite. more later anyway.



regards,
x

Monday, 9 November 2009

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

DISCO VS. POP

Yeah, Disco vs. J-pop has unfortunately been postponed until further notice, anyone in Tokyo in December can catch us at Super Deluxe, and hopefully at some point before in London. XXX


Perfume - Plastic Smile

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Another Day in Paradise


Head kicked in yesterday for a phone. I came back and finished this.

This is the safety of my mother's car in the early dark of November 1994:



Jag älskar dig, Phil Collins  by  YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Monday, 19 October 2009

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Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Sunday, 13 September 2009

China World Hotel | 中国大饭店

100% post-Nisennenmondai glitter joy:



Filmed by Beijing based artist/party-starter Jeremy O'Sullivan. Google Earth sez it's a hotel; this is it's swimming pool.


Also, get this J-pop for mathheads.

Donk Remix

Young Athletes League do donk.

Nicaragua (Donk Remix)


Thursday, 10 September 2009

HiFi for the Eyes

Taken from "Ron Hays Music Image: Odyssey" and the VHS tape "HiFi For The Eyes" published by California Images.



Friday, 4 September 2009

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Recent Discoveries



Dheere, Dheere | Slowly, Slowly

by

Zoheb Hassan

Let my heart start moving
Slowly slowly slowly
You take care of it
Slowly slowly slowly

You've shown me that love is magic
My eyes dream of you day and night

Let my heart start moving
Slowly slowly slowly
You take care of it
Slowly slowly slowly.

I breathe your perfume
Your eyes are addictive

Let my heart start moving
Slowly slowly slowly
You take care of it
Slowly slowly slowly*

*Excerpts translated from the Hindi by our man Billy Bouffant.

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China had its own little disco revolution during the 80's. More of this will be posted soon. For now:

路灯下的小姑娘 The girl under the streetlamp

by

邓洁仪 Deng Jieyi

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Lastly:

voyage tahiti, tahiti Pictures, Images and Photos

Tahiti, Tahiti

by

Voyage

Monday, 31 August 2009

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Monday, 20 July 2009

Androgynous and Frankensteinian Appeal

"'Michael Jackson is a solitary mutant, precursor of a mixing of the races which will be perfect because universal, of the new post-racial race, so to speak. The children today have no hangups about the idea of a mixed-race society; such a society is their world and Michael Jackson prefigures what they think of as an ideal future' (Alain Soral).
It must also be pointed out that Michael Jackson has had his face rebuilt, his hair straightened, his skin lightened - in short, that he has constructed himself in every tiny detail. It is this which makes him a pure, innocent child - the artificial androgyne of the fable, who, better than Christ, can reign over the world and bring reconciliation, because he is better than the child-god: he is a prosthesis-child, an embryo of all the forms of mutation we have imagined to deliver us from race and sex." Jean Baudrillard, Cool Memories


Thursday, 2 July 2009

Ride the Magical Waves


Magic Waves washes up Italo Heroes onto the shores of Corsica Studios.

9th June - Warm up at The Old Blue Last (free)
10th June includes (live):


Alden Tyrell

Legowelt


11th June features (live):

Alex Novaga

Casco

Heartbreak

12th June - After Party

That's four days arpeggios and interesting accents.
This is the culmination of our Italo desires.

Friday, 26 June 2009

The Launderette Party Photography Exposition

Documentation of our inaugural Surfing|Swimming Launderette Party was various and fragmentary. Here are compiled a selection of those photographs which we consider to be evocative of the occasion.









After lengthy deliberation, we decided to award prizes to Riyo Nemeth and Anon* for their photographs; each will receive a 36-Exposure roll of Kodak 'Color Plus' camera film.

Riyo Nemeth



Anon.



First prize, however, goes to this stunning photograph, taken by Nabihah Iqbal:



For her efforts, Nabihah has won a yellow plastic ‘Focus Free’ handheld camera.

*We must now graciously request the agent of this photograph to come forward.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Katie* | Katie

Two Katies, both good friends of ours.

Katie Hare makes videos:



Katie Hare’s video channel.

Katie Baddeley makes grids:




Katie Baddeley’s photography.

*Katie Hare’s work will be featured in Rank/Outsiders; the private view is on Thursday 19th June.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Johnny Hallyday is Dead

This post has nothing to do with Johnny Hallyday, it certainly shouldn't act as an obituary.
Instead it is about a new short mix.


Details on Surfing-Swimming party at a launderette coming soon.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Saturday, 11 April 2009

William Bennett and DJ BENETTI

William Bennett formed Whitehouse alone in 1980. In 1982, Philip Best, then aged fourteen, ran away from home to join him.

This
is Whitehouse performing together in 1984.

Whitehouse later became known for rubbing their nipples and barking like rabid dogs over digital white noise. They are unanimously revered by noise and industrial kids who wear throbbing gristle t-shirts and have greasy, dandruff-flecked hair.

At some point, William Bennett became DJ BENETTI.

DJ BENETTI played at Visions Video bar in Dalston last night. I didn’t go, couldn’t face the journey.

As much for my own pleasure as for that of the readers’, here is a recent mix by DJ BENETTI.


Enjoy

Friday, 3 April 2009

Ron Hardy


Ron Hardy played Disco, Electro and House during the '80s in Chicago.
He Hardy played records backwards and Stevie Wonder at +8.
Ron Hardy died in 1991.

The Ragtyme track manages to create a track that is both minimal and overblown.
The First Choice mix displays Hardy's reportedly 'wild' and 'raw' style of Mixing.

Ragtyme feat. Byron Stingily - I Just Can't Stay Away (Ron Hardy Club Mix)

First Choice - Let No Man Put Asunder (Ron Hardy Mix)

First Choice don't really need Ron Hardy to Boogie - (YouTube)


Monday, 30 March 2009

Fuck macho dubstep: listen to Marcus Nasty.

We're bored and disappointed by endless tawdry wibble wobble sets. Evil bass is boring.

These mixes from the excellent Rinse FM podcast archive are as good a cheap and effortless introduction to Funky House (London style) as any.


Marcus Nasty - 01/10/08

Perempay & Cure - 05/10/08

Marcus Nasty - 21/01/09

Perempay & Cure - 22/02/09

Friday, 27 March 2009

Milk the Disco Cow


I work every Sunday from 6PM.
Free Black Devil Disco Club on Sunday 12th.
Three weeks to invent an excuse.
One per week:

Tiga and Zyntherius - Sunglasses At Night (Black Devil Dub)
Metronomy - Heartbreaker (Black Devil Disco Club Remix)
Chilled by Nature - Otherness (Black Mustang's Frozen Moon Jam)

Those are the last three songs I listened to.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Good afternoon,

Here is a mix originally played at the Jacuzzi Funk night in Elephant & Castle. It fell stillborn from the speakers then, but hopefully it will fare better in mp3 form.

At 45 minutes it is adequate for an average journey across London or a lengthy supper preparation.

I hope you enjoy this blend of Italo and Electro, old classics and new gems, mixing proficiency and slap dash adjustments and of dulcet tones and piercing pitches.

Thank-you for your time.


JazzucuFink