Time for an update... Enzo Ponzio's 'Reworks' drops on the 25th on Pizzico including the Discodromo remix of 'Italian Boy' and my reworking of 'My 80's Funk'! I've been a huge fan of the label for some time now, and its a real pleasure to be able to get involved with them, not to mention return the favour to Enzo (if you haven't already, check out his awesome drum-machine heavy remix of 'Skycaptain' off the 'Ochre EP'). I'm currently working on some original tracks for the label too so watch this space...

Enzo Ponzio's 'Reworks' drops November 25th, when you can buy it here

For those of you in London this weekend, I'll be playing at Dalston's The Nest on Friday night, warming things up for none other than In Flagranti (Codek / Mindless Boogie)... I have yet to see them play so I'm really looking forward to it. Then on Saturday night I'm at Bad Dimension at The Horatia on Holloway Road, sharing the bill with the incredible Brassica (Dissident / Nocturnes), which will be a real treat for the ears! And on the topic of Bad Dimension, the team behind the night have asked me to join them on New Year's Eve when they host room 3 of The Horse & Groom in Shoreditch for Lasermagnetic's NYE Spectacular featuring the legend that is Ray Mang... its gonna be a big night!

Oh, if you missed my mix + mini-interview over at The Number 20 you can check it here! A big thanks again to them for their support, be sure to check their blog for more mixes, interviews and fine selections. And on that note, I'll leave you with this.


Ochre EP

Wow, it's been quite a busy few months... plenty of exciting news to report!

My debut EP of original tracks drops on the 30th exclusively at JunoDownload. It's called 'Ochre EP' and is being put out on the fantastic Rainbow Socks label, based in Brazil. Included are two original tracks alongside a couple top class remixes courtesy of Enzo Ponzio (Solardisco/Pizzico Nobel) and Tiago (Hands of Time/Ene/Italians Do It Better). Here's some of the promo feedback so far....

"Nice! I really like all these will definitely play out"
Lee Douglas (TBD / Rong Music / DFA)

"Really like all the tracks, but Tiago's remix totally blows my mind. Winner ep."
Social Disco Club (Permanent Vacation / Hands of Time / Disco Deviance)

"Much appreciated. Nice sounds, my favourite is the 'Ochre' original mix."
Phoreski (Under The Shade / Eskimo / Rare Wiri)

"This stuff is great!! Love Ochre (Tiago's Remix) and Skycaptain (Original)"
Discodromo (Nang / Dissident / Internasjonal)

"Much appreciated! Very cool release"
Rayko (Love Monk / Is It Balearic / Whiskey Disco)

"The whole EP sounds amazing, I will be eager to play them out in my sets."
The Beat Broker (Throne of Blood / Flexx / Ene)

"Loving this one! Ochre original is an ace, indeed !!!"
Ichisan (Tirk / Solardisco / Airtight)

Check clips from the EP on the Rainbow Socks SoundCloud

Also in the pipeline are remixes for Space Ranger and Enzo Ponzio... more details to follow...

In the meantime here's a super edit from Alkalino

Konk - Your Life (Alkalino Edit)

Konk on Discogs

Alkalino on SoundCloud


Bad Dimension

Attention all those in London this weekend.... I wanted to make some noise about a new monthly night starting up this Saturday at The Horatia on Holloway Road. It's called Bad Dimension, and promises to be a full on cosmic psyche-out with live performances from bands as well as DJs delivering a heady blend of dubbed-out disco, 60s psychedelia and plenty more. For the opening night guests The Oscillation take to the stage, backed up by a fantastic kaleidoscopic light show by photographic artist Julian Hand. The night goes on until 2am and entry is free!

For a taste of whats in store check out some of the selections on their blog.

Bad Dimension on MySpace

The Oscillation on MySpace

Julian Hand on MySpace


Sonic Boom

Last minute bit of promo for my set at Orlando Boom this Saturday at The Queen of Hoxton. They've managed to bag Riton for the headline slot, along with a whole host of other guests - it's gonna be a big one!

On a separate note, my remix of Sheharzad's 'Yalla Yalla' was dropped earlier this week on none other than Aeroplane's latest monthly chart mix! Check it out here!


New Mix!

Cosmic Disco kindly posted a mix I made for them last week in conjunction with the release of the
Sheharzad remix. Check it out here!


Yalla Yalla

Jens Loden's 'Worx' artist compilation comes out this coming Monday on Fine Art, including original tracks from Jens both under his own name and his Sheharzad project, plus remixes from the likes of Orlando Voorn and Henrik Schwarz. Also included is my remix of Sheharzad's 'Yalla Yalla'. I had the good fortune of winning a remix competition for the track run by Fine Art Recordings / Save Vinyl's Nitzan Hermon last summer, and I'm really pleased to finally be able to announce its release. After hearing the beautifully crafted stems I couldn't resist having a shot! A big thanks to Jens Loden and of course to Fine Art for their support!

The remix will also be released as a digital single alongside the compilation on Monday. Check it out!

Jens Loden - Worx on JunoDownload

Sheharzad - Yalla Yalla (Kid Who Cosmic Mix) on JunoDownload

Jens Loden on MySpace

Fine Art Recordings

Dance with the Devil

A real gem from British rock drummer Cozy Powell, famous for his contribution on recordings for a wide variety of noteworthy British artists, including Black Sabbath and Peter Green. Killer drum breaks and fantastic instrumentation and vocals, you can't go wrong. Released in 1973 on Rak.

Cozy Powell - Dance with the Devil

Cozy Powell on Discogs

Mille Morceaux

Parisian production duo Distant Planet kindly passed over a copy of their latest EP 'Mille Morceaux' the other day. They couple their own synth sounds with dusty funk breaks and obscure disco, electro and boogie-funk samples to create a refreshing take on the instrumental hip-hop / beats sound. They've allowed me to choose a track off the EP to post at 192kbps, and here it is, 'Encore toi'. Whilst it's one of the shorter of the bunch at only two minutes long, the pastiche of dusty vocals and swirling synths made it a winner for me; satisfyingly nostalgic but still sounding fresh!

Grab the EP here.

Distant Planet - Encore toi

Distant Planet on MySpace


Disco Computer

Vocoder-laden cosmic disco from Transvolta, released in '78 on Pinnacle.

Transvolta - Disco Computer

Transvolta on Discogs


Been a Minute

I'm still here! It's been a busy couple months, finishing up remixes and jamming out ideas for an EP of original tracks I'm putting together. More info on that to come... In the meantime here's 3 unconnected tracks I've been enjoying recently...

Sky - Westway (Sky LP, 1979, Ariola)

Mythos - Terra Incognita (Strange Guys LP, 1978, Venus)

Touré Kunda - Mamadiyo (Wadini LP, 1986, Trema)


Sky on Discogs

Mythos on Discogs

Touré Kunda on Discogs


Vox Populi

French synth-pop/electro duo Jupiter dropped their new single 'Vox Populi' today in conjunction with the track's inclusion on the Kitsuné Maison 9 compilation. The single has been released on Endless Summer and includes a remix and remix dub from myself! Check it out here.

Jupiter on MySpace


Peckham Palais Launch Party

This Friday (23rd) I will be playing at the launch party for the all-new Peckham Palais! Other guests include Ben Rymer (DFA), Raf Daddy (The 2 Bears) and a host of other DJs and also shows from bands Pseudo Nippon and Poino.

It runs from 9pm til 4am at The Peckham Palais (1 Rye Lane, SE15 5EW), £5 before midnight and more after. More details can be found here.

It's gonna be a blast - if you can make it, I'll see you on Friday!

Galactic Soul

'Dies Irae (Ecclesiastic Disco)' from the 1978 LP 'Galactic Soul' from the Venus Gang, released on Epic. Galactic soul indeed!

Venus Gang - Dies Irae (Ecclesiastic Disco)

Venus Gang on Discogs


Space Art

Check this insanely good painting by the very talented Jeremy Geddes - you can see it at higher resolution at his website, and his blog is also definitely worth checking for some more incredible images.

Here's a different kind of space art... see what I did there? This is the B-side to the awesome 'Nous Savons Tous' single (originally from the 'Trip In The Center Head' LP, 1977), released in 1978 on IF Records.

Space Art - Mélodie Moderne

Space Art on Discogs


Mr. Flagio

Seminal Italo classic from Flavio Vidulich and Giorgio Bacco aka Mr. Flagio, released on Italian label Squish in 1983.

Mr. Flagio - Take a Chance

Mr. Flagio on Discogs


Mindless Boogie 23

This week saw the release of my debut EP on Belgian edits imprint Mindless Boogie! Check it out! Big thanks of course to Dirk from Mindless Boogie.

Buy Mindless Boogie 23 - Kid Who on Juno

Mindless Boogie on MySpace

Kid Who on MySpace


... And More

For the B-side to 'I Want More', German Krautrock pioneers Can created perhaps the first ever bonus beats in the form of '... And More', released on Harvest/Virgin in 1976. It's a killer hypnotic, organic groove, although sadly there's only 2 minutes 55 seconds worth of it. Begging for an edit...

Can - ... And More

Can on Discogs

Boss Man

Slightly odd synthy instrumental (nearly) from Steel Mind, 1982, released on R.S. Records.

Steel Mind - Boss Man

Steel Mind on Discogs

Kid Robot Dance

Boogie flavoured Italo instrumental from The Creatures' 1983 LP 'Expansion - L'Altro Mondo Studios', released on ZYX.

The Creatures - Kid Robot Dance

The Creatures on Discogs


Hey You Should Be Dancing

Carnival disco moves from Gene Farrow, 1977 on Magnet. Driving, dense percussion breaks.

Gene Farrow with the G.F. Band - Hey You Should Be Dancing

Gene Farrow on Discogs



You either love it or hate it.

Jan Hammer - Crockett's Theme (Instrumental)

Jan Hammer on Discogs

12th Floor

Sydney based producer Superbreak edits 12th Floor's 'Get Down', released on Raw Fusion in 2003. Dusty slo-mo deep house for fans of the Instruments of Rapture/L.E.S.S. sound.

12th Floor - Get Down (Superbreak Edit)

12th Floor on Discogs

Superbreak on SoundCloud


Sounds Orchestra

Pretend the sun is shining with the Tony Valor Sounds Orchestra's afro groove 'Ma-Mo-Ah'. Dusty breaks all over this one. Released in '76 on Brunswick.

Tony Valor Sounds Orchestra - Ma-Mo-Ah

Tony Valor Sounds Orchestra on Dicogs


Angel Man

BeatElectric's BlackShag edits Rhetta Hughes' 'Angel Man' into a cosmic boogie-tinged instrumental disco stepper. Released in 1983 on Ariola/Barclay. If you don't know about the blog beast that is BeatElectric, go get school'd. They've got dope boogie, electro, disco and more to last you months, all of it top quality and personal vinyl rips.

Rhetta Hughes - Angel Man (BlackShag Edit)

Rhetta Hughes on Discogs



Telson EP

Last week was so busy I never got round to announcing the release of 3AM's 'Telson EP' on Brazilian label Rainbow Socks, complete with remixes from Zopelar and myself! Grab yourself a copy at junodownload, and watch this space for more releases in the coming weeks...

Big props to Pejota from Rainbow Socks.


For Discos Only

Insane percussion breaks aplenty on this jazzy disco cut from David 'Fathead' Newman, released on Prestige in '78. Special disco version.

David 'Fathead' Newman - Keep the Dream Alive

David 'Fathead' Newman on Discogs


Do It To The Max

Fans of Greame Clark (The Revenge, OOFT) and Craig Smith's collaborative work as 6th Borough Project will instantly recognise this one. Xavier's 'Do It To The Max', released in 1982 on Liberty, as a single and then featuring on the LP 'Point of Pleasure'. The insane music video is well worth a watch too.

Xavier - Do It To The Max

Xavier on Discogs

Gimme the Funk

Posted this one up on The Goodness quite a while back, and here it is again for those who missed it last time. Camp boogie instrumental. Apologies for the dusty quality, I found this 45 in a friend's damp attic, along with other records which had actually started growing mold. Seriously. Still, it was a disco goldmine, and I was determined to rescue whatever I could. There's a fun Ottowan LP in there which I should probably rip sometime. But that's another post...

Charades - Gimme the Funk (Instrumental)

Charades on Discogs


Welcome to Earth

Space-Kudu does a fine job extending Moebius' 'Urth' into an epic, dusty cosmic stomper. Plenty of great loops and builds. From the 1979 LP 'Moebius' released on Moonwind/Voom Voom. Quality stuff. Welcome to Earth!

Moebius - Urth (Space-Kudu edit)

Moebius on Discogs


Photograph taken in Earth, Texas. By J. Stephen Conn


Systems Breaking Down

Haunting dubbed-out synth-pop jam from 1982 on RCA.

Anna - Systems Breaking Down (Dub)

Anna on Discogs


You Can't Hide From Yourself

The original killer Teddy Pendergrass break DJ Sneak used for his instant classic Chicago house groove 'You Can't Hide From Your Bud' in 1997. Taken from his self-titled album released on Philadelphia International in 1977. With a wealth of releases spanning from a string of hits with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes through to his extensive solo output, Teddy P is certainly going to be missed.

Teddy Pendergrass - You Can't Hide From Yourself

Teddy Pendergrass on Discogs



My three favourite cuts from Tony Carey's 'Explorer' LP, released in 1982 on German label X Records. Those familiar with his 'Yellow Power' LP will recognise these - 'Explorer' is pretty much the same album but in a less refined demo format.

Explorer - Enjaw J

Explorer - No. 8

Explorer - No. 14

Tony Carey on Discogs


Off-the-wall slow disco cover of a Pink Floyd classic. From the album 'Bob-A-Rela' released on Channel/RCA in 1979.

Bob-A-Rela - Money

Bob-A-Rela on Discogs


Views of the Rhine

Happy new year to all!

Let's kick off 2010 with this brilliant piece of anthemic new-wave synth-pop from Kevin Harrison. Instrumental cut from the 1982 EP 'Fly' released on Glass Records.

Kevin Harrison - Views of the Rhine

Kevin Harrison on Discogs