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Friday, October 31, 2008
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
1.) People who deem it ok to emblazon 'philosophy' all over their facebook profile. Yes you enjoyed
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
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'
ALBUM OF THE WEEK: BROMHEADS JACKET - 'ON THE BRAIN'
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
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
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.
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
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
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.)
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.