Thursday, April 12, 2012

Georgie Porgie

I haven't posted anything in ages mostly because I started to make a mix here and there, and that's where I throw in tunes that I'm listening to. But Fahad still blogs so I thought I'd give it another go.

I used to put my mixes on Mixcloud, but I've switched to SoundCloud instead. SoundCloud seems more fun, interactive, and easier to share and listen to. I don't think I'm very good at the mixing in my mixes (heh) since I'm not a DJ, just a massive music nerd, but people do say they like what I've put together :-D So this is my latest mix below:

One way I think a lot of music heads find new music is by listening to mixes. This mix by George Fitzgerald released last year has become one of my fave mixes for the last few months, you can listen to it here.

From that I discovered some of his tunes, which are really something else. Have a listen. He does a great job at meshing up a lot of genres together, and I think that's something all my favourite producers do in one way or another.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Graham Coxon, the Chemical Brothers, and buying records in Yemen

Graham Coxon's got a new album out, called 'A+E', and there's a stream where you can hear the whole thing. I haven't heard it properly yet but I'll put it up for any Blur fans out there:

There's also a stream up for the Chemical Brothers' soundtrack for their live film 'Don't Think'. Not sure if a film is the best way to get the Chem Bro's experience but the live album's not bad, and can be found here. Glad the Chem Bro's are still doing their hedonistic drug-fueled party thing. Well, apart from the drugs part.

Lastly, just read a disappointingly short but still interesting article on buying records in Yemen here. There are some tracks up there that are worth a listen. I'll be off to the mid east soon myself but I've got a feeling that I won't be finding many record shops in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, or Saudi Arabia. Will hopefully have some luck in Turkey though!