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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The ADN Project Christmas Special!

Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without an ADN special, so why not grab it here:

On the 2008 ADN Christmas special...

Christian and Dan are back with a Santa's sackful of excellent tunes designed to jack your festive cheer up to 11. Expect a musical stocking stuffed with goodies from the likes of Justice, Bon Iver, Florence & The Machine, The Mighty Underdogs, Toots & The Maytals and Frightened Rabbit. Elsewhere, Vampire Weekend get covered, Friendly Fires get remixed and Death Cab For Cutie get (very) festive. Combine that with more nonsense chat than you could shake a tinsel covered stick at (not to mention a visit from The Broadcasting Standards Agency) and you've got yourselves a tasty Christmas treat.

We've had a whole load of fun making shows this year - we hope you've enjoyed listening in. Massive thanks to everyone who tuned in / bigged us up / rinsed us / helped us out or just said hi during 2008, we appreciate it muchly. We're going for bigger and better things in the new year - look out for series 3 in early 2009!

Until then take care and, of course, have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Big big love,

Alex, Dan & Christian

Saturday, December 20, 2008

As promised, Wiley...

Given that Christian was practically blowing his beans over Wiley's video for 'Cash In My Pocket' (episode 8 streaming now, sure) we thought it only right that we stick it up on here. The boy Nashums wasn't lying either - this is a masterclass in how to do the low budget video properly...

Poor old bankers, eh?

Series 2, episode 8 out now!

The latest installment of The ADN Project has hit the web and is waiting for your ears right here

On this week's show...

19 chunks of aural chocolate from the likes of Takka Takka, Dodos, Idlewild, Kanye West, Sigur Ros and Beastie Boys. Dan brings us album of the week courtesy of of preppy New Yorkers Ra Ra Riot, Golden Silvers provide a not unsubstantial slice of fresher than fresh Hoxton ubertrendiness, whilst Slow Club bring us some festive cheer with their drop dead gorgeous Christmas record - not to be missed!

Elsewhere Alex commits a heinous act of Mariah Carey related sabotage, debate rages over the ADN top 10 records of the year and Dan wonders just where the Library have gone. Seriously, where the f*ck are they? Answers on a postcard people.

Go on, give your ears an early Christmas present...


1. Kano - 'Hustler'

2. Mr Hudson – 'There Will Be Tears'

3. Idlewild – 'Everyone Says That You’re So Fragile'

4. Dr Meaker – 'Bad Boy Calling'

5. Mariah Carey sabotage! / Kanye West – 'Welcome To Heartbreak'

6. Beastie Boys – 'Skills To Pay The Bills'

7. Takka Takka – 'Everybody Say'

8. Dodos - 'Fools'


9. Ra Ra Riot – 'Can You Tell'

10. Ra Ra Riot – 'Too Too Too Fast'

11. Cathey Davey - 'Reuben'

12. Wiley – 'Money In My Pocket'

13. Devendra Banhart – 'Long Haired Child'

14. AU – 'RR vs. D'

15. Kid Cudi – '50 Ways To Make A Record'

16. Golden Silvers – 'Arrow Of Eros'

17. Sigur Ros - 'Inní mér syngur vitleysingur'

18. Slow Club – 'Christmas TV'

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

REVIEW: Hot Chip live @ Brixton Academy 07/11/08

It's safe to say that this was a night that didn't get off to a flying start. First Wiley pulls out for reasons unknown, then I have to sit through a full half hour of unremitting toss courtesy of his replacement Max Tundra. At this stage it's worth noting that reviewers, the rest of the audience and, clearly, Hot Chip themselves love(d) this bloke, so maybe its just me. Personally I'd rather eat my eyes than sit through his 'LOOK AT HOW WACKY I AM, I WEAR PYJAMAS ONSTAGE, LMFAO, ROFLCOPTER!!!!!!!!!' routine again, but seeing as I was about the only person in the place not smoking his pole by the end of his set, please do take my opinion with a sizeable pinch of salt.

Thankfully Hot Chip blew the roof off the gaff, so all dubious support slot decisions were very much forgiven. In the live arena, their songs regularly take on new identities - almost always for the better. I love bands who do that. If you want to go and listen to a CD really loudly, go and spend your hard earned dollar on tickets to see The Killers. 'Over & Over' in particular took on an extra set of balls, shaking Brixton right to its very core. Evidence here:

Other highlights included opener 'One Pure Thought', the old classic 'Boy From School' and the much underrated 'Wrestlers'. Special mention must also go to 'Ready For The Floor' - a true pop materpiece which had everyone in the place grinning like chesire cats and pulling all manner of dubious 'signature moves': (the big balloons helped too)

So, a great night for all concerned. They may look like the kids from school who were rubbish at PE and who frequently ended up stuffed into lockers, but Hot Chip are definitely having the last laugh. Make sure you catch them when they next roll into your neck of the woods.


One Pure Thought
Bendable Poseable
Shake A Fist
Boy From School
Hold On
Touch Too Much
Over & Over
Out At The Pictures
New Song
Ready For The Floor


New Song
My Piano
No Fit State
Nothing Compares To You / In The Privacy Of Our Love

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Dizzee on Obama

First up, we'd like to add our congrats to everyone stateside who voted for change - I'll be honest, after last time we were a little bit nervous over on this side of the pond!

Seems like everyone's jumping on the feelgood factor bandwagon. Take Dizzee Rascal for example - the East London MC made a hilarious cameo on last night's Newsnight, when he was asked to give his two pennies worth on the big O. Is Dizzee the first man to render Paxman speechless? Most probably.

Check it out:

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Justice: upside your tellybox

Excting news currently doing the rounds - Ed Banger big hitters Justice will be releasing a documentary / live CD set entitled 'A cross the universe' (see what they've done there) on November 24th.

If the following trailer is anything to go by (lesbians! norks! freestyling homeless man! guns! occasional bits of music!) you should be getting that request off to Santa quicksnap:

That's almost a sex wee scenario right there.

And just in case you need reminding quite how good they are live, check out this clip - with the guargantuan 'Genesis' seamlessly morphing into 'Phantom' - recorded live at 2007's uber festival Coachella:

Finally, enjoy this excellent remix while you wait patiently for the DVD to hit the shelves.

No-one seems to know who this Datsu fella is, but fair play - this is massive. Enjoy.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Gui Boratto (Gooey Burrito if you're from Bolton)

Listen to the latest episode of The ADN Project and you'll hear a glorious little slice of chilled out electronic goodness courtesy of Brazilian producer Gui Boratto.

That tune - 'Acrostico' - is but one of many winners on his latest record Chromophobia. I can't say I know much about him, but to say that I've been well impressed is to unleash an understatement of sizeable girth.

Check out this track, 'Beautiful Life'. Kompakt Records have very kindly offered this up for free, so download away without guilt! Honestly, this tune CANNOT fail to get you in a good mood. Essential. Nuff said.

Gui Boratto - 'Beautiful Life'

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bloc Party's 'Signs' is a tune. FACT.

A few things that have been irritating us recently:

1.) People who deem it ok to emblazon 'philosophy' all over their facebook profile. Yes you enjoyed an extended jolly in Australia funded almost entirely by Mummy and Daddy a gap year, no it doesn't make vacuous statements like 'the juice was worth the squeeze' acceptable.

2.) People who finish sentences with FACT. No, just no.

3.) Bloc Party's Kele Okekere announcing to anyone who cares to listen that he's 'trying to be heroic, in an age of modernity'

For the purposes of this post, let's focus on point 3. First up, we like Bloc Party. A lot. Great band, big tunes, awesome live. And yet the nagging doubt never fully goes away. Might Kele actually be, well, a bit of a tit?

The Times' Pete Paphides put it better, when he described Kele's musings as 'the ennui of too many Shoreditch gallery openings' - cynical, sure, but pretty much spot on. It was something that hampered 'A Weekend In The City' (Kele detailing the horror of eating caviar in various East London hotspots was a particularly ill advised lyrical venture) but that, thankfully, has been rained in for Bloc Party's third set, 'Intimacy'.

It's a shame, cos here's a guy who can still pen lyrics that really hit home. Take 'Signs' for example. Taking on the thorny issue of the passing of a close friend, it's one of those tunes that floors you on first listen - electronic pulses and swelling strings combine with almost child-like lyrics to create a bonafide tearjerker.

"I see signs now all the time / that you're not dead you're sleeping / I believe in anything / that brings you back home to me"

That's sure to have all the Shoreditch massive weeping into their spray-on jeans.

Check out the live version (big up to Kele for the cheeky nod to Transformers. Big!):

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Series 2, episode 7 out today!

Episode 7 in the second series of The ADN Project is out today. Check it out here:

On this week's show...

17 more sugar coated nuggets of ear candy, including music from Fleet Foxes, Metronomy, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!, The Streets, The Long Blondes, Holy Fuck and Fujiya & Miyagi.

All the old favourites are correct and present, with Alex providing both album of the week (courtesy of Sheffield noiseniks Bromheads Jacket) and yet another installment of his soon to be infamous gig guide (London only, gutted).

Elsewhere, arguments rage over The Cult (see diagram), Christian takes yet more flak for his microphone head, Alex suffers from an apparent on-air lobotomy and Madonna takes a (wholly justified) pasting.

If that's still not enough, we also reveal the winner of our inaugral caption competition. And that's your lot. So there.


1.) Fujiya & Miyagi - 'Uh'

2.) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! - 'Is This Home On Ice'

3.) The Long Blondes - 'Picture Of You In My Room'

4.) Holy Fuck - 'Royal Gregory'

5.) Oasis - 'Falling Down' (Chemical Brothers Remix)

6.) Fleet Foxes - 'Ragged Wood'

7.) Gui Buratto - 'Acrostico'


8.) Bromheads Jacket - 'Clear To Some'

9.) Bromheads Jacket - 'Yesterday's Antics'

10.) Metronomy - 'Heartbreaker'

11.) Roots Manuva - 'Let The Spirit'

12.) Little Man Tate - 'Man I Hate Your Band'

13.) The Von Bondies - 'Broken Man'

14.) Get Cape Wear Cape Fly - 'Moving Forward' (Live)

15.) The Last Shadow Puppets - 'My Mistakes Were Made For You'

16.) The Cult - 'She Sells Sanctuary'

17.) The Streets - 'The Escapist'

Have fun, be safe and enjoy

The ADN Team

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Friendly Fires - not ungood

Everyone loves Friendly Fires, right? Think Prince and Daft Punk inviting Mick Jagger along for a ribena soaked threesome. Seriously.

But as well as establishing themselves as purveyors of the finest hip-shaking indie pop we've heard in a good long while, it also turns out that the telented little rapscallions can make us laugh. Quite a lot actually. Their recent Myspace blog entries have been keeping all at ADN Towers thoroughly entertained over the last few weeks. Check them out here:

St. Alban's finest also played a blinder on last night's 'Later....with Jools Holland', knocking out banging renditions of 'Paris' and 'Jump In The Pool'. Tom Jones didn't look overly impressed - thankfully he's shit, so nobody really cares.

Check it out for yourselves - Friendly Fires 'Paris' (live on 'Later...')

Friendly Fires play London's Koko on December 12th. Be there.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

ADN giveaway mix #1

When he's not destroying the competition in various microphone looky-likey competitions around the globe, ADN's Christian occasionally finds time to have a bit of a mix.

You'll be able to grab these mixes hot off the press, right here on the ADN blog. Mix #1 has been out for a little while, so we thought we'd offer it up while it's still here. Tracklist is thus:

1. Timo Maas - Ubik
2. Nitro - Violence (Rogue Element remix)
3. The Rapture - Devil (Alex Metric remix)
4. Digitalism - Idealistic (A-Trak remix)
5. Tom Vek - Nothing But Green Lights (Digitalism remix)
6. Coburn - We Interrupt This Programme (JCA remix)
7. Peace Division - Club Therapy
8. Micky Monzza - Bounce Baby (Deadmau5 remix)
9. Hot Chip - Over and Over (Solid Groove remix)
10. Mystery Jets - The Boy Who Ran Away (Riton Re-Rub)
11. Fatboy Slim - Right Here, Right Now (Redanka remix)
12. The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary (Freeland remix)
13. Unknown white label
14. Hybrid - I Choose Noise (Elite Force remix)
15. Crystal Method - Cherry (Deadmau5 remix)
16. The Chemical Brothers - Saturate
17. The Klaxons - Gravity's Rainbow (Soulwax remix)

These carefully fused together tapestries of mind bending tuneage will be offered up fairly regularly from now on - don't ever say that we're anything other than the best blokes ever.

REVIEW: Kano's back at 140 Grime Street. Good move?

Let's be honest, Kano's last outing - 2007's 'London Town' - left most people feeling a bit deflated. Debut 'Home Sweet Home' gave us razor sharp lyrics effortlessly laid over track after track of grimey goodness . 'London Town' gave us Kate Nash and Craig David.

What's more, Kano's assault on the charts failed in fairly miserable fashion. Awkwardly straddling the gap between the underground scene which launched him and attempted mainstream success, Kano found himself in musical no man's land. 679 Records realised this too and in early 2008 they got rid of 'parted ways' with the East London MC.

Turns out, being dropped was a major blessing in disguise. Simply put, '140 Grime Street' is a glorious return to form. Released on Kano's own BPM Recordings, the record features an all-star grime cast, with genre heavyweights Wiley, Skepta, Ghetto and Mikey J all putting their stamp on the record. The Kano of old is back - the beats are faster, the delivery more aggressive, the bars sharper and the mood distinctly darker. Back in these familiar surrounds, Kano shines.

Lead single 'Hustler' is a grime anthem to rival 2005's seminal 'Ps & Qs', whilst the title track is an ominous call to arms which, depsite its menacing tone, still manages to namedrop McVities biscuits. Chocolate hobnobs are spice, and Kano knows it.

Elsewhere, 'The Wire' nerds will rejoice in 'Hunting We Will Go', a satisfyingly sinister tune which pays homage to the show's most notorious badass, Omar Little. The grime posturing and bravado is all correct and present here, but Kano still has a social conscience, no more so than on 'Don't Come Around Here', a scathing attack on those who have chosen to ignore the plight of many in grime's capital, London's East End.

As his myspace page now proudly proclaims, Kano lives at 140 Grime Street - let's hope he stays put for a good while yet.

Listen out for tracks from the new record on upcoming episodes of The ADN Project.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

You're listening to The ADN Project...

Alright. Welcome to the official ADN Project Online Radio blog ('official' implies that we're big enough to have unofficial spin offs. We're not.)

The concept has always been a simple one; to create a show without limitations. Where up and coming unsigned acts rub shoulders with established artists, where

As well as full details of new shows, this blog will be home to free mixes, reviews, mp3s, photos, Youtube amusement, tedious ramblings on a variety of topics, slanderous accusations and very occasional pearls of wisdom.
And so to the guilty parties...
Christian Nash

Dan Cooper
Alex Van Oostrum

...and finally, the extended ADN family...
Jimmy Tilley
Dan Brewington