Friday, March 28, 2008

Quiet Village : Silent Movie

Things have been a bit quiet on this here blog of late, mainly due to the fact that I have been super busy, but I had to drop something on this after the link appeared in my inbox this week courtesy of Lovely Jon, who compiled and also edited the piece for Quiet Village. Produced to promote their forthcoming new album Silent Movie, which is released on 28 April. Apparently the promo video has two minutes missing from the end, but its well worth checking out and is a great teaser for the forthcoming long player

Five Things For Friday

Five Things For Friday
Five things to spend your money on this week :

1. Can - Future Days - Carl Craig Mix : White Label 12"
Carl Craig takes on the mighty Krautrockers Can with this spaced out tech remix of Future Days. Dropped last week at a few specialist record stores

2. Esoteric Disco mixed by Zeus (Quiet Village)
Limited edition mix CD from DJ Zeus AKA Joel Martin of Quiet Village originally released back in 2002 and now available again exclusively at sounds of the universe.

3. Hooligan Disco Limited Edition Scarf
Not being a big football fan, I really should not like the style of this scarf, but something about it just stands out. Originally produced for Hooligan Disco labels fifth anniversary party, now Arcade Mode have a very limited few in stock (act quick)

4. Frank Kozik : Kid Robot Chumps
Out this week and now available in our store, the latest collab from Frank Kozik and Kid Robot with The Chumps. 21 figure designs (the good side of the law or the other side of the law). Available on site at Future Plastik

5. Hollertronix Shirt
Diplo's Hollertronix label
official crew shirt from Hollertronix #8, flipping the logo of a metal band which shall remain nameless. Available now on the US site Turntable Lab

Friday, March 21, 2008

Five Things For Friday (extended)

Five Things For Friday (Extended)

For reasons beyon
d our control (Goggle completely playing up and displaying a message that stated our PC was incompatiable) there was no last weeks five things for friday, so this week to make up for it we are doubling up and doing 10 things :

1. The Presets - My people - Modular
Presets return to Modular with a properly banging 12'', that fuses electrohouse with Depeche Mode. Remixes come courtesy of D.I.M., Kris Menace and a rather twisted one from Mouse On Mars who deconstruct the track My People

2. Maps / M83 - split 7"
Choice split 7" on Sonic Cathedral from Maps and M83. Maps remix M83 and M83 remix Maps. Proper mellow shoegazing electronica.

3. The Black Ghosts - Mixtape - Southern Fried CD
Twenty three track mixtape (CD) on Southern Fried from The Black Ghosts. Well put together and featuring some well selected songs, including the massive Boy-8-Bit : The suspense is killing me (which should be released on the Mad Decent label very soon), plus tracks from Siriusmo, Switch, The whip, Fake Blood and Bonde Do Role amongst others

4. Diskjokke - Flott Flyt - Full Pupp
Brilliant EP from Diskjokke. Flott Flyt was one of the stand out tracks from the full length Staying In CD and now its had a release all on its own and backed with 2 extra tracks (including one non CD cut) on Prins Thomas Full Pupp Label

5. Si Begg - Jetlag & Tinnitus Reworks Part 4 - Noodles 12"
Fourth in the Jetlag & Tinnitus remixes series from Si Begg. Six mixes, this time drafting in Osymyso and ex Spiral Tribe member Simon Carter aka Crystal Distortion

6. Addict x Mitch x Star Wars T-Shirts
Custom made 180g 100% cotton premium jersey tee with 12 colour screen print illustration by Mitch of 'Boba Fett' from the original Star Wars Trilogy. Packaged in a special 4 colour Addict X Mitch X Star Wars Icons Series Box. Available online at FUSShop

7. Blacksand - Barn
Blacksand is Nick Franglen (one half of Lemon Jelly) and Charlie Casey. 'Barn' is their debut release and is issued as a limited edition of 1000 stunningly packaged, hand numbered albums, its a Rough Trade exclusive with a Willy Wonka styled idea with one of the cds having a golden ticket in it, entitling the holder to a personal performance by Blacksand in their front room. Barn is an hour of dark improvised electronica knocking shoulders with ambient. Well worth a punt!

8. Various Artists : Obsession - Bully Records CD
Excellent compilation of psychedelic rock from all over the world courtesy of Bully Records. The stuff here is from all over the world, incredibly hard to find and lovingly compiled with details of all the artists. The bands span continents, from India, South America and Turkey, bringing in local styles alongside music from Europe and America. The album was put together by Mike Davis of Academy Records in NYC with DJ Signify as executive producer.

9. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles CD
First full length release from Crystal Castles and worthy of a place in anyone's collection. A mixture of the bands early hard to find tracks and a few new cuts.

10. Dez Einswell x Dissizit T shirt + CD
Dope distribution have a nice Dissizit X Dez Einswell collaboration T shirt which also includes a limited edition Dissizit volume 2 mixtape by DJ Phoreyz on site now

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Future Plastik : Free UK shipping on all orders over £50.00

As of now and for a limited time, all orders of £50.00 and above on Future Plastik will offer free shipping to UK mainland addresses. First off we have set it for a trial period, however if things work out then we will implement in permanently.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Pure Evil x Electrik Sheep Present RUN

An exhibition of original artwork and limited edition prints from PURE EVIL. On show will be butterflies, bunnies, babes and situationist propaganda inspired by the 40th anniversary of the May 1968 student riots...
EXCLUSIVE PRINT RELEASE An exclusive print will be released for sale on the night of the show. The print will also be available online at the following day from 12 noon. No more information will be released until the night!

MINDstyle x Michael Lau

MINDstyle continue to bring out the goods with 2 new colour varients of Michael Lau's MO74x DJ Panda and M006x Off World Creature, both in the MINDstyle black on black variation. Both limited to 200 pieces each and retailing for $99.99 and $89.99 respectively.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

SMD : Tour + Widget

The Simian Mobile Disco Mobile Disco Unit are going on a limited US tour, finally, with live performances and DJ sets. If you've never seen them, SMD'S performance is special in that uber producers Ford and Shaw effectively bring their studio onto the stage to recreate the magic. The result is something rarely seen in dance music, an exciting unpredictable varied show that changes from set to set
Tour kicks off tomorrow at SXSW.

They also have a rather cool widget (check it out below) which includes:
: Chance to win tickets
: All SMD videos (including live version of "Hustler" plus "It's The Beat" and "I Believe")
: Audio of the entire new record (featuring an exclusive SMD DJ mix)
: Tour Dates

Monday, March 10, 2008

some remixes...

A few remixes of interest found around the net these past few weeks :
Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want - Soulwax mix
Unkle - Restless - Fake Blood mix
Roisin Murphy - You Know Me Better - Trevor Loveys Remix
Klaxons - Golden Skans - David E Sugar Remix
Moby - Alice - Drop the Lime Heavy Bass Remix
Sinden and the Count of Monte Cristal - Beeper (A-Trak Remix)
Late of the Pier - Space and the woods - Neon plastix remix
Uffie - Make it hott - Crystal Castles mix
Cassettes wont listen - Paper Float - Diplo & DJ Avia mix
Shocking Pinks - Emily - Expanding Head Band version
MIA - Paper Planes - Sonido Martines Guacharaca mix

Portishead : Third

Portishead's brand new LP entitled Third (the bands first new material in 11 years!!) has been leaked onto the internet, we wont tell you where, however if you really need it and cannot wait until the official release date on April 28th, then it should not be too hard to find (google)

(Release notes)
Third is the third studio album by the trip hop group Portishead. It will be officially released on Monday, April 28, 2008. It is their first release in 10 years, and their first studio album in 11 years.

  • 01.Silence
  • 02.Hunter
  • 03.Nylon Smile
  • 04.The Rip
  • 05.Plastic
  • 06.We Carry On
  • 07.Deep Water
  • 08.Machine Gun
  • 09.Small
  • 10.Magic Doors
  • 11.Threads

Friday, March 7, 2008

Unkle : Restless

The new video to Restless, the next single from Unkle taken from War Stories, dropped on Youtube yesterday.

We should have the Restless 5 track promo CD with us today or tomorrow latest, so time permitting we will drop a short piece on the various mixes later.

Five Things For Friday

Five Things For Friday
Five things to spend your money on this week :

1. CCP Ultimate Lar
100% loving these new vinyl figures out of Japan. Space Apeman Lar from Spectreman, a hybrid mix which looks like a camp cross dressing ape. Superb! There are 17 different colourways to collect, each approx 3.6 inches high, check em out here and head on over to Kaiju Taro site on Sunday to buy one or two

2. V/Vm : There was a peculator
Longstanding audio anarchists V/Vm have their latest 12" "There was a peculator" available right now to pre order. Lavishly packaged.

3. M.I.A - Paper Planes
A killer tune that has been doing the rounds for an age, finally gets a full release on its own (it first appeared on the Kala LP). Although due to drop in the UK at the end of March on XL recordings, you can grab yourself a copy right now on US import courtesy of Interscope records. M.I.A has drafted in Diplo, DFA, Blaqstarr, Aldrock and Scittie B on remix duties

4. Late Of The Pier - The Bears Are Coming
Brand spanking new release for the hotly tipped Late Of The Pier which features mixes from Emporer Machine, Beyond the Wizards Sleeve and Joakim as well as the original version. Select retailers have versions that come with Free lazer specs!!
5. I Love Kaiji T shirts from Circa 77 design
Circa 77 Design currently have a nice and very limited I LOVE KAIJU T-shirt for sale. Priced at a very competitive £10.00 post paid anywhere in the world, the shirt also includes two pin badges. Get them now from Circa 77 or by emailing Pete direct at

Thursday, March 6, 2008

V/Vm new releases

We are big fans of the V/Vm Test label around these parts, how could you not love a label where one of its earliest releases, back in 1998, was a project where V/Vm broke, scratched, split, taped and hammered 12" vinyls before packing them in bubble wrap sleeves in zip-lock bags with an A4 sheet with instructions to shoplift the vinyl from the shop it was placed in. Also without V/Vm, its very possible I would of not heard of one of my fave artists Goodiepal, as I first discovered his output on the DemonBag picture disc 7" series V/Vm released.

So its always a pleasure to hear of new releases and next month they treat us to not one, but two new releases.

First up, released on April 3rd, but available to pre order now, is a new 12" entitled "There was a percolator" V/Vm return once again to the town of Twin Peaks, culling audio and spoken word from this Northern American town. Following on from "
the owls are not what they seem" a 7"single released on English Muffin in 2001. Limited to just 175 copies, V/Vm raise the bar with the standard of packaging on this, each comes in an individually numbered red, brown or green silk screen printed sleeve by Berlin artist Motorboy.

Each copy also includes a detailed reproduction of the map found in Owl Cave. All the clues are there showing you how to enter the black lodge. Each map is numbered and signed. The centre label of the vinyl has been hand numbered on the A-Side and features the symbolic sycamore trees (hand drawn) around the centre label, whilst the B-side is signed and features David Lynch's own equation for Killer Bob

As well as the vinyl record you also get access to MP3's of the 12" plus the 2001 "Owls are not what they seem" 7". More info, images, sound samples and to buy your copy can all be found on V/Vm.

The second release on V/Vm Test for April is by The Stranger entitled "Bleaklow" again this is available to pre order right now. Available in two versions, a regular version and the deluxe expanded version. Both versions have a great attention to detail and are hand produced, with each coming in a silk screen printed sleeve by artist Motorboy with the regular in a dark grey / blue card sleeve and the expanded version in black on black printed sleeve. The expanded version is limited to just 100 copies and as well as the standard Bleaklow tracks also includes MP3 downloads of an additional 14 tracks.

As mentioned above both releases are available right now to buy and they will be shipped around the first week in April

More info on all the V/Vm test records releases and projects can be found on their site :

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Me & You : Heavy Floating Edits

For those who like to collect anything Banksy related (all be it very loosey related in this case), a mysterious 12" from Me & You just popped up on Juno records. This uses the works of Banksy on the centre labels and also includes an electro house stomper entitled "Banksy Fashion" plus a couple of Hip Hop edits and The Strangers "Golden Brown" given a good old going over.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Essential Mix : Adam Freeland

This weeks essential mix is quite a corker. From Marine Parade head honcho : Adam Freeland. This mix see's a slight departure from just straight Breakbeat with a slant more towards Electro house, Dirty Electro rock and of course some breaks thrown in. With a whole plethora of tracks ranging from Unkle to Soulwax to Bloody Beetroots and even some Simple Minds

Track List
Billy Nayer - Ship Alarm - BSG
Siriusmo - Girls Rock - Bungalow
Unkle – Restless (loop) - Surrender All
Evil Nine – They Live - Marine Parade
Rogerseventytwo – Imagination - Tiger Trax
Grinderman - No Pussy Blues (Adam Freeland edit)
Adam Freeland – Glowstix - Marine Parade
Boys Noize - Lets Buy Happiness - Boys Noize
Autolux – Blanket (Adam Freeland remix) - Full Time Hobby
Junkie XL - Cities In Dust (Glimmers remix) - Artwerk
Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor (Soulwax remix) - EMI
Shadow Dancer - End Hit - Boys Noize
Alan Braxe – Addicted - Vulture
UNKLE – Restless - Surrender All
Blake Baxter and Mark Romboy - House Ya (bootleg)
Alex Metric – Pins - Marine Parade
Crookers - Love To Edit - Crack Crack
Bloody Beetroots – Butter - Crack Crack
Shadow - Right Thing (Z-Trip get the party off mix in 3 parts) - Island
Freeland – Do Ya - Marine Parade
Map Of Africa - Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys - Whatever We Want
Black Strobe - Shining Brightstar (Phones remix) - Playlouder / Beggars France)
Sebasien Tellier - Sexual Sportswear (SebastiAn remix) - Record Makers
Breakbot – Happy Rabbit - Moshi Moshi
Tepr - Midniut Jacuzzi (Data remix) - Wall of Sound
Soulwax – Krack (Nite version) - Play It Again Sam
Midnight Juggernaughts - Road to Discovery - Siberia
Adam Freeland – Hate - Marine Parade
Freeland - How To Fake Your Life - Marine Parade
Splitter - All Alone (Alex Metric remix) - Eye Industries
Can – Mothersky - United Artists
Swayzak - Smile and Receive (Apparat remix) - K7!
Simple Minds - Theme For Great Cities - Sanctuary
Caribou – Niobe (Adam Freeland edit)

Available to d/load right now direct from

Lovely Jon : Grindhouse II Mix

Lovely Jon is back with the follow on from the original Grindhouse mix on Jigoku. Grindhouse Volume II : Tales of Sleaze & Sin takes its cue from flea pit 'grindhouse' cinemas where schlocky midnight movies would play to insalubrious lowlife audiences - the same cinemas which inspired the recent Quentin Tarentino film. Featuring loads of ultra-obscure movie snippets and film trailers alongside esoteric sleaze film soundtracks and more!
If you are a fan of his previous mixes then make sure you get a copy of this quick. Available now at Sounds Of The Universe which also hosts sample snippets of the mix and his previous mixes