Saturday, December 29, 2007
Radiohead's Thom Yorke has had a few of the tracks from his debut solo CD : Eraser, remixed and reworked. These first officially popped up for download on the XL website and later on the UK online record shop Boomkat just before Christmas. All the mixes will in early 2008 be available on various formats. Some choice names were drafted in to rework the tracks.
THE ERASER REMIXES I
01 Harrowdown Hill (The Bug remix)
02 The Clock (Surgeon remix)
03 Cymbal Rush (The Field Late Night Essen Und Trinken remix)
THE ERASER REMIXES II
01 Atoms for Peace (Four Tet remix)
02 Black Swan (Cristian Vogel Spare Parts remix)
03 Black Swan (Vogel Bonus Beat Eraser remix)
THE ERASER REMIXES III
01 And It Rained All Night (Burial remix)
02 Skip Divided (Modeselektor remix)
03 Analyse (Various remix)
Album of the year : WOW, tuff as . . . either Burial - Untrue or MIA - Kala
Track of the year : either Commix - Be True or Burial - Archangel (Boy 8-Bit remix)
Toy of the year : ummmm Jasper Stank !
Most anticipated Toy release 08 : it's gotta be the Ashley Wood's Bertie 'Bot
Album of the Year : The Fratellis - Costello Music
Track of the year : Rufus Wainwright - Going to a town
Toy of the year : Eboy Peecols
Most anticipated toy of '08 : Bertie the robot, Ashley Wood and BigShotToyWorks
ToysRevil : Andy
Album of the year : Linkin Park - Minutes To Midnight
Track of the year : What I've Done (Linkin Park - i really didnt get much albums this year! LOL)
Toy of the year : Sucklord 600
Most anticipated Toy release 08 : Transformers Animated toy-series
Album of the year : UNKLE - War Stories
Track of the year : Saul Williams & Trent Reznor - Sunday Bloody Sunday cover.
Toy of the year : Angels and Gringos Sancho (Marigold edition)
Most anticipated Toy release 08 : The Giver by Andrew Bell J
Album of the year : Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass
Track of the year : Peter Bjorn and John - Young Folks
Toy of the year : DOLBEE: Compact Character*Designed by MAD and manufactured by SOLID
Most anticipated Toy release 08 : MAD*L's.... Phase:3 and the 10" DIY's. ?Spring can't come any quicker!
Album of the year : The Crystal Pharaoh - Blaxploration
Track of the year : Vectar - Can I Rap?
Toy of the year : Sucklord 600
Most anticipated Toy release 08 : Sucklord 738
Album of the year : Graduation --- Kanye West
Track of the year : Stronger --- Kanye West
Toy of the year : --- Da Minci
Most anticipated Toy release 08 : my upcoming creation.
Album of the year : Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
Track of the year : Animal Collective - Safer (from the Peacebone single)
Toy of the year : Gargamel - Zagoran SDCC 2007 Clear w/ Guts
Most anticipated Toy release 08 : Gargamel - Martin Ontiveros's Ojo Rojo Mini (not the pocket sized one released at SDCC 2007 but the new bigger one)
Album of the year : Kanye West - Graduation
Track of the year : Kanye West - stronger
Toy of the year : Jled ringo Most anticipated
Toy release 08 : my spikis dunny
Album of the year : Akiakane - Kasumisou
Track of the year : Stiff Little Fingers -Barbed Wire Love
Toy of the year : 20" to-fu / pete fowler's van orlax
Most anticipated Toy release 08 : dunno - we like surprises!
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
We will be having a nice few lines of mini figures in stock. Burgermenos (which hopefully will be here before new year), Strange Co Vivisect playset, Dalek Space monkey Qees, French Kiss Mini Rolito's and hopefully the new Buffmonster phase 2 mini from MINDstyle...Stay tuned!!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
SB x Grapple??
This image cropped up on the Secret Base blog this week, looks to be an interesting new head sculpt with crab like hands. Info on this is sketchy (as is my Japanese), so we are not sure if this will be a one off head sculpt like the ram / goat style figures used on the Balzac x Secret Base Tour release earlier this year or something else.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Virtual cards are good fun and are often left behind in the detritus of mails that come in around Xmas, so we wanted to share them with you and in some way keep a record of the thought and art that goes into them!
Virtual e-cards are not just for Christmas...
Click the cards for larger image views
From Dennis @ Bytedust
From Luc & Rob @ Triclops
From Big Shot Toys
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Depeche Mode's front man Dave Gahan drops the second single from his solo LP Hourglass on 14th January 08. A double A side featuring Saw Something, backed with Deeper & Deeper.
The tracklisting for all formats has been released (formats include LTD CD, CD, 7" and 12") however probably most exciting is the promo mixes that have been confirmed.
The promo CD from Mute records Europe features mixes from Skream, Sebastian Leger and T. Raumschmiere, all of which currently have no commercially set release date. We are crossing our fingers that these come out somehow, be it bootlegged on vinyl or at a latter date.
PCD MUTE 398 tracklist -
Deeper And Deeper (SHRUBBN!! Single Version)
Deeper And Deeper (SHRUBBN!! Dub)
Deeper And Deeper (Juan Maclean Club Mix)
Deeper And Deeper (Juan Maclean Dub)
Deeper And Deeper (Sebastian Leger Remix)
Deeper And Deeper (Sebastian Leger Dub)
Deeper And Deeper (T. Raumschmiere Remix Dub)
Saw Something (Single Version)
Saw Something (Skreamix)
Saw Something (Skream Dub)
There's also a MAPS remix of the track Use You doing the rounds at the moment.
Dave Gahan - Use You - MAPS remix
You can also hear the Sebastian Leger mix of Deeper and Deeper on Sebastian's Myspace page.
Dave Gahan - Deeper & Deeper - Sebastian Leger Mix
Finally the video for Saw something has hit Youtube
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Now although unofficial remixes of Radiohead tracks are nothing new, this 12" from the mysterious Infamous Upstarts, which was released on Monday, is another fine example of just how it should be done. Whilst taking possibly two of the most remixed Radiohead tracks : Everything is in right place and Idioteque, these new edits add some dark minimal touches, especially on the Idioteque remix.
Purchase your copy or hear audio samples over at Juno
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
And so without further ado, in no particular order Future Plastik's top ten tunes of the year 2007
1. Lovely john in session - Bastard I kill you for $10,000 - Jigoku mix CD.
Dub meets Spaghetti western samples on this 60 minute mix
2. Justice - The phantom II - Soulwax mix.
Originally available on a LTD single sided 12", this has just had a release and its still sounds so damn good.
3. Stuntrock - Regret instruction manual issue 3 - 10" + CD + book set.
The elusive Stuntrock continues his crusade with obscure samples and drumbeats. Package comes complete with CD copy of the EP, a 10" vinyl record, stickers, booklet and limited edition print, all making this a rather special release.
4. Beyond the wizards sleeve - West MLP.
Latecomer for record of the year, this was the fourth and in our opinion best release from Beyond the wizards sleeve.
5. LCD soundsystem - Someone great.
Double pack of remixes from Carl Craig and Soulwax etc, however the highlight for us is Someone great, a beautiful track deemed to precious to remix
6. Unkle - War stories.
In some circles this received mixed emotions, but we love this return to form for James Lavelle and Richard File
7. Dan Le sac vs Scroobius pip - Thou shalt always kill - Lex 7"
Only available on a LTD x 500 7" single (until the LP drops in 2008), this could possibly be the track of the year for us. Flipped on the B-side with a great Knifehandchop rework
8. The Horrors - Strange house CD.
We have to admit that this band had passed us by, that was until we heard a track on the Limehouse Cutthroat : Naked under leather mix CD and straight away brought the CD.
9. Hollertronix #6.
For us the cream of the crop of the Hollertronix releases from 2007. Diplo once again dropping mad beats and mashing up Yazoo ; Don't go and strange as it sounds Paul Simon's ; You can call me AL
10. Crystal Castles - Alice practice.
I am a big fan of mad 8-bit commodore 64 style jams, so upon hearing this much hyped band : Crystal castles, using 8-bit bleeps with screaming vocals over the top was more than enough for us.
Honourable mentions for 2007 should also go to :
Dave Gahan - Kingdom.
Teenage bad girl - Cocette.
Gangpol und mit - The Hopelessly Sad Story Of The Hideous End Of The World.
LCD soundsystem - All my friends - John Cale mix.
We are very interested to hear what your top tunes of the year were, so please if you have a few minutes free it would be great if you could drop your fave top 10 tunes of year in the comments box
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Blatant plug time, we have just taken stock of the new 9 inch Gargamel Zagoran's from Gargamel Japan over on the online shop. Very nice it is too, produced in soft glow in the dark vinyl with yellow and green oversprays. Fierce but friendly, give a Zag a home this xmas!
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
12 Days of Xmas : Organised by STEAL FROM WORK, ART-EL, BEFORE CHROME
A group show featuring more than 40 of the world’s most loved & loathed contemporary urban artists. Featuring a real mix of styles - stencils, fine art, sculpture, canvas, prints, video & graffiti.
And all this in possibly the most interesting venue to come up in years - The Old Bridewell Police Station in Bristol! The big wooden entrance doors, the interview rooms, the charge desk and even all the old cells! The very place many of the artists spent most of their formative careers avoiding!
All the work on show will be for sale with a mixture of originals and deliberately affordable print editions - A great way to fill those Christmas stockings!
The show runs from this Friday 7th December until the 22nd December.
An impressive line up includes work from (deep breath) :
Adam 'adz' Koukoudakis
Celia Anne Garcia
Filip Filkovic - KTO
Let Them Hang
Tinker Has A Posse
We Dream Of Meat
If you are in or around Bristol you need to check this
Hercules And Love Affair released their debut 12" on DFA in the summer. 2008 will bring their self titled debut album, plus a new single, "Blind".
In the meantime, click the banner below to receive a free MP3 of "Hercules' Theme"
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Radiohead - Jigsaw Falling Into Place (Thumbs Down version)
Abdul Rohman Elmzyen
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip's new track : Letter from God to Man, has been set for release on Christmas eve on Lex records? For us not as infectious on the first couple of listens as previous tracks like The beat that my heart skipped and our fave Thou shalt always kill but good all the same.
Video : Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip - Letter from God
If you have not yet heard Le Sac and Scrootius Pip then shame on you, but all will be forgiven if you check the Thou shalt always kill video below, also worth a mention is their recent Rob Da Bank and friends show for Radio one
Video : Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip - Thou Shall Always Kill
This weeks one track : Willesden Dodgers : Gunsmoke Breakout
A true classic 80's electro tune. This came out on the US label Jive electro back in 1984. I remember hearing this back then and instantly needed to know more. Although not the hardest track to find, I didnt get round to finding a copy until around 10 years ago and to this day it still gets dropped onto the turntable here frequently.