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BRAZA [BRAZIL]

i’d like to meet disco d and just ask him about the whole k-fed deal. (k-fed being kevin feder-whatever, britney‘s now ex-husband – and disco d being the man who produced a baile funk track for him. the world is twisted for sure…). the word ‘redemption’ floats into mind though, not only for disco d‘s excellent productions ‘fuck me on the dancefloor’ and ‘let’s hug it out bitch’, but also for his new work with brazilian ...

FEIST [CANADA]

mc dj dropped me a line last week. of all the bloggers in the blogosphere, s/he must be one of the most hardworking. s/he doesn’t just pick a track, write some shit and post an mp3 – s/he remixes the track themselves, then posts it. how’s that? here’s their bouncing take on feist‘s ‘mushaboom’. the downtempo hip hop mix of sufjan stevens on their blog is also worth a download. mp3: feist ‘mushaboom (mc dj dirty remix)’

ANNIE [NORWAY]

down here in australia, we’re only just getting a local release of annie’s ‘anniemal’ album, despite it being nearly two years old. (being an aussie resident does have its downside). to puff it up, annie rolled into sydney last week for a dj-set. sadly, i couldn’t make the dj gig, but by all accounts, annie should have left the decks well alone. ‘a series of train wrecks’ was one phrase being thrown around the morning after. there’s a downbeat ...

GHISLAIN POIRER [CANADA]

from ‘bounce le remix’: busta rhymes “light your ass on fire (ghislain poirier remix)” from ‘breakupdown’: cold as hell (feat. beans) ghislain poirer‘s 2005 album ‘breakupdown’ (chocolate industries) was an outstanding release. having previously collaborated with the likes of dj rupture and lotek hifi, it’s no surprise that the album weighed in with heavy beats, bass-heavy distorted electronica, ragga and hip hop. such mad dirty ...

JUSTICE [FRANCE]

jjuussttiiccee french duo justice are not exactly breaking news to avid music fans and critics, mainly due to a long series of remixes that began back in 2004 with their version of simian‘s ‘never be alone again’, and followed by re-rubs for soulwax, death from above 1979, NERD, scenario rock, fatboy slim and (bizarrely) britney vs madonna‘s ‘me against the music’. their debut e.p. ‘waters of nazareth’ delivers exactly what those remixes led ...

COBRA KILLER [GERMANY]

lambretta does it better formed in 1999, cobra killer are germany’s gina v. d’orio and annika trost. both originally signed to alec empire’s brutal electro label, digital hardcore recordings (in EC8OR and shizuo respecetively), the duo have previously released three albums under the cobra killer name – the self-titled debut, ‘the third armpit’ and last year’s ’76/77′, assisted in part by shitkatapult‘s t.raumschmiere and released ...

ISLAJA / HERTTA LUSSU ASSA [FINLAND]

as a regular subscriber to the boomkat newsletter (being one of the finest distributors of electronic / postrock / grime etc), i’m always intrigued to discover their ‘album of the week’ – due to the fact that invariably it’s from someone i’ve never heard of. this week is no exception. from fonal, the label that gave you yesterday’s paavohharju, comes islaja and her second album ‘palaa aurinkoon’. as far as the so-called ‘new ...

PAAVOHHARJU [FINLAND]

han teki minut autioksi muukalaisen kotiel√ßm√ß√ß valo tihkuu kaiken lapi (click once for direct download) if you were to suddenly undergo a profound religious awakening, what would the soundtrack be? hard to tell until you’re in the moment, perhaps – or maybe it’ll sound something like paavoharju. for that is their tale, on the cusp of a born-again christian experience, the group took to the hills to document the time musically, the soundtrack to the ...

MAGNETOPHONE, DEPARTMENT OF EAGLES

MAGNETOPHONE [U.K.] lost in edit magnetophone‘s ‘the man who ate the man’ slipped by me for a while, i only caught up with the cd many months after it was released. they’re a duo from birmingham in the uk, and ‘the man…’ is the 2nd album, following ‘i guess sometimes i need to be reminded of how much you love me’. it’s a fractured mix of intricate, often dense, guitars married with precision electronica – a fusion that can be ...

JONAS DUNKEL [SWEDEN]

revenge of the broken bongo props to nova scotia blog radiofreepolygon for posting this recently, it’s certainly worthy of a repost here. jonas dunkel describes himself an ‘unsigned techno / house producer’, resident in gothenburg, sweden. aside from this dark, pumping (and sublimely edited) piece of deep electro, dunkel also plays out in fibre optic friends, who pull from a list of influences that include kraftwerk, the mode and – yup – break machine. ...

CODA & INGA LILJESTROM

SUNDAY 22nd I’ll be DJing at the BECKS FESTIVAL BAR as part of the SYDNEY FESTIVAL, supporting Sydney artists CODA & INGA LILJESTROM with fellow DJs Groovescooter. Tickets are $16+bf from sydneyfestival.org.au. Here’s some more info from the promoters: ǃ?Bring no expectations, as CODA can present anything from impassioned strings, exotic backdrops and subtle electronics to rainbow-clad expression dancers threatening to knock the speaker over.ǃ? [Sydney Morning Herald] ...

baltimore club

let’s talk baltimore. rather than trying to reinvent the wheel, here’s what wikipedia says about ‘baltimore club’: “Baltimore Club, also called Baltimore Breaks, Baltimore house, and Dew Doo Beat, is a genre of House and Dance music. A blend of Hip-Hop and Electronica, it was created in Baltimore, Maryland in the early 1990s by Scottie B., Frankski, Miss Tony and DJ Spen and has since been performed by artists such as Rod Lee and D.J.Technics. “Baltimore ...

JAHCOOZI, MONKEYTRIBE, BECK

JAHCOOZI [GERMANY] fish changing time (movie) another late contender for one of the most original releases of the year, also this week’s featured album on the fat planet radio show. jahcoozi first cropped up in my record bag on an old compilation from the wire magazine back in 2003, with the track ‘fish’ (mp3 above). on repeated hearings, the pared-down glitched elctronica made me think this was another member of the ever-growing and ever-fascinating berlin-based female ...

STACS OF STAMINA, JENNY WILSON, JOSE GONZALES

it was a ‘scandanavian special’ on this week’s FAT PLANET radio show (probably the first of many geo-specific specials), so it seems only fitting to follow suit in the blog this week with a trio of artists from sweden. the show also featured an interview with karin from the knife (who feature heavily – by default – in the following post…) which i hope to podcasting for y’all in the near future. in the meantime, view the knife’s stunning ...

ALBERT KUVEZIN and YAT-KHA, JACKSON AND HIS COMPUTER BAND

ALBERT KUVEZIN and YAT-KHA [TUVA] love will tear us apart orgasmatron over recent months, i seem to have drifted into playing at least one cover version each week on the radio show – from germany’s beige gt rendering dj rolando‘s ‘jaguar’ as a symphony for guitar, to belgium’s ranco saint de baker covering qotsa‘s ‘no one knows’ whilst seemingly gurgling a glass of water. the reason why i find international cover versions appealing is ...

DSCIO, MELODIUM, VON SPAR

DSICO [AUSTRALIA] morning city stirs (blastcorp’s pop mix) staying in the home town for this one – sydney’s luke collison, aka dsico. after forging a successful path as a bootlegger & mashup artist, luke wisely saw the writing was on the wall for that particular genre excursion and began releasing his own original material. the e.p. ‘you fight like a girl’ was a blend of electro, post punk, new wave etc and the killer touch of luke’s own vocals. the ...

UBER LINGUA SET

i played at the season finale of uber lingua at candy’s apartment on sunday. thanks to brendan, shereen and mashy p for a great night. the uber lingua circus will be rolling back into town soon, keep an eye on uberlingua.com. here’s sunday’s set, shifting from arabic to baile funk to bounce to breakcore to whatever: 2/5 BZ petrol four BADAWI final warning NETTLE gutted (mehmet irdel rmx) MUTAMASSIK raqs sharqi scratch MUSLIMGUAZE gold sutra FOUR TET sun drums and gamelan ...

Boston Bounce

img: DJ Flack and DJ C (via Beat Research) Originally posted on Fat Planet When we think of bounce, do we think of the New Orleans variety of the 80s & 90s? Perhaps Miami Bass? Or Southern Bounce / Dirty South? (bring out 2 Live Crew if you please…), which begat Crunk etc. Or update it to 2005 and suddenly we’re in the north, in Boston to be precise, for ‘Boston Bounce’, the creation of a group of local Ds & J producers, based around DJ C (owner of the Mashit ...

ARTURO EN EL BARCO, COCOROSIE, SOME WATER AND SUN

ARTURO EN EL BARCO [PUERTO RICO] raymond dotson you may recall an earlier post on fat planet re: puerto rican trio balun, responsible for some beautiful downbeat compositions, mixing the organic and the electronic in a simple, yet stylistically emotive way. as a tangent to that project, balun member ang√©lica negr√≥n gives us arturo en el barco, stepping away from regular vocal duties and concentrating more on her role as a composer. at the age of 24, she’s currently ...

CARDOPUSHER, MINDMAP

CARDOPUSHER [VENEZUELA] bring da fire / caffeine rich kola nut (zipped) here’s where ragga and breakcore meet, and who’d have thought it would come from somewhere in venezuela? a perfect soundtrack for mad summer days, giving the jolt of energy required to get off your ass and enjoy the sunshine (okay, so we’re heading into summer in australia and you guys might be heading into monsoon season – so it goes). luis ricardo garb√?n is cardopusher, 24-years old and ...

LACKLUSTER

LACKLUSTER [FINLAND] subvert (feat. jah) a huge thanks to esa ruoho, otherwise known as lackluster, for giving fat planet an mp3 taster of his new release, ‘slice’. esa’s being making electronica under the name lackluster since 1997 (via releases on defocus, merck, rikos, monotonik and more), mixing the kind of lush melodies that characterise some of the great IDM pioneers, and splicing that with some unorthodox and idiosyncratic beat production – a fine marriage, at ...