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Your Monthly Video Dose: September 2010

Via Audio – Modern Day Saint

Soulsavers feat Mark Lanegan – Revival

Apparat – Arcadia

Ratatat – Mirando

You Can’t Eat The Word Food – Soap Opera King

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THE MONDAY LIST #8:…They Tore Down The Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, which effectively was the Fall of Communism in Germany. The wall was built in 1961 and wasn’t pulled down until the 9th of November 1989. With me having a German grandmother i’ve always had a keen interest in all things German from a young age and have been told many stories about the Berlin wall by my Gran and my mum.

Seeing as this isn’t a history lesson though i’m not going to waffle on about the Berlin Wall, i’ll get to the point, this weeks list is a collection of German bands/artists, mainly hailing from Berlin but some from other areas. And also included in the list is one song about the Wall itself.

For anybody that does want to know anymore about the Berlin Wall and its collapse then have a look here…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Wall

or if you have a spare ten minutes and have an interest in the subject have a look at this..

MP3’s
..They Tore Down The Berlin Wall..
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1. The Antlers – East River Berlin Wall
2. Boys Noize – Jeffer
3. Kraftwerk – Computer Love
4. Apparat – Arcadia
5. Timo Maas – Help Me (Feat Kelis)
6. Modeselektor – The White Flash (feat. Thom Yorke)
7. Tokio Hotel – Monsoon
8. Ellen Allien – Your Body Is My Body
9. Rammstein – Sonne
10. Alec Empire – On Fire

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Now for a few bonus videos…

First, a classic from the Jesus and Mary Chain revivalists…

VIDEO: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Berlin

Next, a cheesy 80’s ballad, perhaps a guilty pleasure for some……i’m not saying anything….

VIDEO: Berlin – Take My Breath Away

And lastly a video for a song that at first glance may seem to have absolutely nothing to do with Berlin but listen to the lyrics…
It’s also one of my favourite songs of all time, it’s not played anywhere near enough in clubs! Thats why i had to give it a spin during my set a few weeks back ūüôā

VIDEO: Primal Scream – Detroit

“they tore down the Berlin Wall, they let the hammer and sickle fall, they fitted me for a uniform, they had it ready the day i was born”

S.I.T Wolf X

ps. VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE

I’ve sorted out the MP3 links now, so instead of having to open the file/song up in a new page and then downloading it you should now be able to just hover over the MP3 you desire and “right click and save target as” and the song is yours. It would be much appreciated if you let me know if it works or not, i’m not very good at all the technical sides of blogging so feedback or help is welcome! Thanks

I will at some point go back and change all the links for the MP3’s from previous posts so they are all easily accessible and downloadable, so don’t be shy to have a check through and download whatever tracks you want.

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Standing On The Edge Of Pop

Hot on the trails of the $elling Out mixtape comes “Standing On The Edge Of Pop”. The concept stays the same on this mix. Although this time its not quite so blatant. $elling Out was designed as a mix that (hopefully) everybody would recognise the songs from. Tracks and artists that pretty much everyone has or should have heard of at some point in their musical life. Standing On The Edge however is a more varied¬†mix that features artists and songs who are well known and some artists¬†who (i believe) should have pop recognition but are still unknown to a certain extent, well unknown to most ears anyway. All of the bands involved in the mix have a certain degree of pop sensibility regarding melody¬†thus their tunes are catchy. Any one of the songs wouldn’t sound out of place on¬†your work radio. Depending¬†on which station you listen to that is. Unfortunately for me, everyone in the garage i work in has a taste in Clyde 102.5 or Real Radio….both are pish. Bring back XFM Scotland!¬†…..¬†Back to the mix, i tried to make it as variable as i could to cater for many different types of listeners. Every song is a pop gem, some you’ll recognise, some you won’t but i hope you enjoy nonetheless.

Standing On The Edge Of Pop Tracklist
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1. Apparat – Hailin’ From The Edge
2. Julian Plenti – Only If You Run
3. The Radio Dept – Where Damage Isn’t Already Done
4. TV On The Radio – Wolf Like Me
5. Jape – Floating
6. Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere
7. Moby – Natural Blues
8. Faker – This Heart Attack
9. Two Door Cinema Club – Hands Off My Cash, Monty!
10. Johnny Neon – Laserkill
11. Yes Giantess – Tuff N Stuff
12. Familjen – Det Snurrar I Min Skalle
13. Yazoo vs Snap! – Don’t Go Rhythm Dancer
14. TNT Jackson (feat Chris Corner) – You And My Pearldiver
15. Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs – Stay
16. MPHO – Box ‘N’ Locks
17. Jordin Sparks – Battlefield
18. Free Energy – Dream City
19. Miike Snow – Animal
20. Arctic Monkeys – Dance Little Liar
21. Wild Beasts – Hooting And Howling
22. K-Os – Sunday Morning
SECRET TRACK : Bob -I’ve Seen Things………

MP3: Someones In The Wolf – Standing On The Edge Of Pop Mixtape

(alternative download)
http://www.mediafire.com/file/zmyk5xxjtmt/ РStanding On The Edge Of Pop Mixtape

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….And Now For The Rest Of This Weekends Results: Moderat 1 – Tattoo 0

I had planned to go get a new tattoo this morning, thanks to a huge hangover i’m not, it’ll have to wait till next week now.

In the¬†fallout of the Bloody Beetroots gig a fortnight ago and with my ears still ringing from that night, i wandered into the ABC at 9pm last night…….what was i thinking? Could Moderat match the Bloody Beetroots?

moderat live
Well, in a word, yes, they matched them, Moderat were brilliant and were every bit as loud and¬†as enthralling¬†but still……¬†nothing can beat jumping around to Warp while to masked men scream at you. Remember, it’s two different types of music we’re talking about here but on a scale of 1 to¬†10 Moderat was a 9.8 out of¬†10 and The Bloody Beetroots were a 9.9 (for Warp and FFA1985 alone).

Enough comparing though. On to last night. Moderat literally had the crowd in their hands BEFORE they were anywhere near the stage. The finely selected¬†playlist they had on as a warm up (there was no support DJ/band you see, at least i don’t think so anyway :S) was¬†just making¬†everyone in the club more and more eager to finally catch a glimpse of the 3 main eventers behind Moderat. You see Moderat are a like a Supergroup in a way,¬†they’re not just some random DJs who happen to use the moniker Moderat….no, this is the coming together of Modeselektor, Apparat and the visual expert Pfadfinderei. When they finally did appear on stage they opened with the first track from their album, the unbelievable dreamscapes¬†of “A New Error” and before you know it they’re showering us with “Rusty Nails”, “Porc 1 and 2″ and”Seamonkey” amongst many others. Combine the tracks with the amazing visuals on the screen behind the trio and the audience was not only in¬†Moderats hands but pretty much in their face, people were¬†pushing closer and closer to them by the second. They brought events to a close by playing “BeatsWaySick” followed by a few more numbers which had the crowd chanting (as usual) “one more tune!”. Unfortunately they didn’t play us¬†one more tune BUT they did go onto the after party at the sweatbox that is known as the¬†Sub Club and i’m assuming they played a few more tracks in¬†there before heading off into the night. The ticket stub from the Moderat gig allowed all gig goers free entry into that afterparty/aftermath but me and Gustav decided to give it a swerve.¬†Afterall, the¬†gig was packed and as soon as Moderat announced the Sub Club appearance everybody shot out the ABC like cannonballs, shot out into taxis and straight to the Subby. So we staggered out into the streets of Glasgow, found our few drinking companions who were also out in¬†Glasgow¬†and headed to another club, the CG which ironically is bang on next door to the Sub Club. We could have entered the Sub Club at anytime we wanted last night but we stuck with the CG and dancing to Tool, Deftones and Jimmy Eat World¬†which was, in a guilty pleasure kinda way, fucking amazing. All in all, it was another brilliant night. We seen/heard Moderat play an eclectic, fantastic (fantasteclectic anyone?) and pretty much epic set then had a good night in the club afterwards. The Moderat guys have said they won’t be touring and making music again anytime soon, all 3 are heading back to work on their respective projects, so that makes last night all the more special. The tattoo can always wait………

Moderat live @ the ABC, Glasgow. Friday 4th September 2009

Moderat live @ the ABC, Glasgow. Friday 4th September 2009

MP3: Moderat – Les Grandes Marches

MP3: Moderat – Rusty Nails

MP3: Moderat – BeatsWaySick

Bonus tracks:

MP3: Modeselektor – Sucker Pin

MP3: Apparat – Fractales Pt 1

GIG RATING: Moderat 9.8 out of 10

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