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Masquerading Meddling Musicians

With Halloween just around the corner i thought it’d be a good idea to do a post about bands and artists that hide behind sweaty masks, helmets and other head fitting objects whilst plying their trade up on the stage.

Is it for “artisctic” reasons or are they just ugly? Who knows?….Who cares? Let’s be honest, it looks fucking cool if you can pull it off right (take note guys from Slipknot!) and it adds mystery.

So, Halloween lovers, i’d like you to meet….

toxic avenger

The Toxic Avenger

The Toxic Avenger (aka Simon DeLacroix) is a French DJ who puts his focus on making scratch based tracks blended with melody. He usually releases material through the well respected (well i respect them anyway) record label iheartcomix.
MP3: The Toxic Avenger – Superheroes (Toxic Self Version)

bloody beetroots

Bloody Beetroots

What can i say about The Bloody Beetroots that i haven’t said before on this blog? Nothing, thats what. Two absolutely insame Italian DJ’s with a taste for wonky basslines and having fun. What more could we want?
MP3: Bloody Beetroots – Rombo (feat Congorock)

mstrkrft

MSTRKRFT

MSTRKRFT came about while JFK (thats Jesse F Keeler to those unaware) was still playing with Death From Above 1979. Originally started out as a “dancier techno group but NOT a side-project”,  MSTRKRFT succeeded in evolving into a totally different beast after the unfortunate break up of DFA1979. And although i was gutted to say the least when one of my favourite bands of all time broke up, it makes it that little bit easier that we were gifted with some amazing new sounds.
MP3: MSTRKFT – Heartbreaker (feat John Legend)

dead mau5

Deadmau5

Joel Zimmerman or Deadmau5 to you and i is a DJ and producer from Canada who just released his very successful debut album last year. The 28 year old had been on the scene for some years beforehand and began making digitalised music at a very early age. If you go see him play you certainly won’t miss him….he wears an absolutely giant modified Mouse hat/mask/helmet.
MP3: Deadmau5 – I Remember

sound of animals fighting

The Sound of Animals Fighting

Sadly this supergroup don’t exist anymore, they called it a day after providing us with 3 albums and a DVD. The group consisted mainly of member of RX Bandits but over the course of their 5 year life contributers included members of Finch, Atreyu, The Autumns and many more. The music world is a less frenetic place without them, that’s a compliment by the way.
MP3: The Sound Of Animals Fighting – Uzbekistan

The Knife

The Knife

Swedish duo The Knife found the big time when Jose Gonzalez done a cover of their song “Heartbeats” and got it featured in THAT Sony advert. That song featured on the album “Silent Shout” , the siblings have since released another album and Karen Dreijer Andersson has went on to release a well acclaimed solo album under the name Fever Ray. Check it out if you can. The Knife are definitely a band that have to be seen live to truly experience the mysterious energy the have in their songs.
MP3: The Knife – We Share Our Mothers Health

redshape

Redshape

Not much is known about the enigma that is Redshape. He’s released 15 maybe 17 tracks maximum over the last few years. Apparently he lives in Berlin but who knows. Redshape is a classic case of a man keeping himself to himself.
MP3: Redshape – Seduce Me

HeartsRevolution

HeartsRevolution

This electro twosome gained notoriety in 2008 not only for their song but also for the HeartsChallenger. the HeartsChallenger is a modified ice cream van that they two used and still do occasionally use to move between gigs. A different take on a tourbus so to speak but i know what i’d rather have. I’ve followed them since late 2007 and annoyingly they didn’t seem to be making any progress or releasing solid material BUT there’s news in the pipeline of a 13 track album coming soon, so it’s all good.
MP3: HeartsRevolution – Choose Your Own Adventure

Daft Punk

Daft Punk

The classic Daft Punk. Call them what you will, “sellouts”, “song thieves”, whatever but the one thing that constantly follows the French robots about is that they were one the pioneers of  French House music and helped get it to where it currently sits in the popularity stakes. Yes, they may steal samples left, right and centre to make their songs but who cares when they make songs as good as “Robot Rock”, “Da Funk” etc
MP3: Daft Punk – Da Funk

Scan 7

Scan 7

Another unknown entity, literally, i have no knowledge of who these guys are or where they come from. I’m guessing Berlin but only cos of the type of songs they seem to produce.
MP3: Scan 7 – Bad Mood Rising

the network

The Network

The Network is a classic case of a famous band trying to create an alter ego and fucking it up royally. Before they had even released anything everybody knew who they were, it’s Green Day in disguise! Back in the days when i read Kerrang (yes, i’m ashamed) there was an article outing them and when the songs were released it only confirmed what was already known. Billie Joe Armstrong has one of the most distinctive voices in music, who were they trying to fool?
MP3: The Network – Roshambo

doctor lektroluv

Dr Lektroluv

The Doc is a Belgian DJ with a rather dapper and eccentric stage persona. Not only does he wear a tuxedo and a green mask on stage, he also mixes his sets with the assistance of a telephone instead of the usual headphones. He’s been around since the early noughties and releases several mixes on the N.E.W.S label.
MP3: Dr Lektroluv – Moscow Discow

Altern8

Altern8

Haha, god, Altern8, the bass heavy rave monsters. Famed for there chemical suits and face masks the Stafford duo had a habit of playing at “illegal” rave parties back in the early 90’s. At a time when such events were banned, Altern8 made a name for themsleves by being bolshy and grabbing the scene by the throat, they changed the rave scene with their new outlook on equipment and tools that managed to make anthems out of a few beats and a synth line.
MP3: Altern8 – Frequency (DFRNT Remix)

kill the noise

Kill The Noise

Ok so these guys probably shouldn’t be in here as only one of them usually wears a mask onstage and sometimes not at all but “Pull My Strings” is too good a song to leave out.
MP3: Kill The Noise – Pull My Strings

I couldn’t come to the conclusion without adding some real love them or hate them bands into the mix….

thelocust

The Locust

These absolute mentalists, led by Justin Pearson, have a real penchant for some very strange song titles indeed. With songs usually lasting no more than a minute and a half they are short, sharp and definitely to the point. I’ve seen them live twice. Both times they were supporting other acts. I didn’t know whether to feel priviliged or violated when i experienced them live but i was intrigued to say the least.
MP3: The Locust – Priest With Sexually Transmitted Disease Get Out Of My Bed

slipknot

Slipknot

Some people hate Slipknot, some love them. I sit on the fence, they don’t bother me. I always go by my belief that every single band/artist has one good song in them and there are two Slipknot songs that i happen to quite enjoy, one being “Wait and Bleed” and the other…
MP3: Slipknot – Left Behind

Now, to finish off the man who has been portrayed in film and theatre by many a mere mortal..the one and only…

phantom

The Phantom Of The Opera

And the conclusion? Simple, masks are cool. Especially at this time of year.

S.I.T Wolf  X

 
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THE MONDAY LIST #5: Is God Listening?

iGod

This weeks list is a little different from any previous weeks, its about the myth/man/woman/entity/spirit known as God. Now before i go any further, i’m not a practising Christian, i’m not emotionally attached to any certain religion but i’m not an Atheist either. Personally i don’t know what to believe about any higher beings, ghost or spirits etc. I’m open minded on all aspects of the whole subject. This list is just for fun, no offence is intended or anything. I suppose to a certain extent i do believe in “a God” but not in “the God”. Every religion is entitled to their own belief as is every person. Just thought i’d clear that up because i know what some of the Politically Correct brigade are like.

And without further ado here is the Top 10 God Bothering/Loving Tracks…..fortunately for all ears out there Creed are not included, dunno if you could guess by my tastes but i’m not exactly their biggest fan.

MP3’s
Gods Playlist
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1. Queens of the Stone Age – God Is in the Radio
2. Beach Boys – God Only Knows
3. MSTRKRFT – Fist Of God
4. Faithless – God is a DJ
5. Gutter Twins – God’s Children
6. Moby – God Moving Over The Face Of The Water
7. Alice In Chains – God Smack
8. Nine Inch Nails – God Given
9. Modeselektor – Godspeed
10. Joan Osborne – (What If God) Was One Of Us

As usual to download the tracks just click on them once to open the file then either “right click save target as” or simply left click once more for the option to save the file.

God.com?
Before i go…..

This just scares me…..like, really scares me…

For those who have never seen the video before the story behind it is as follows. A deeply religious Christian woman has taken part in the American version of Wife Swap. She’s returned to her family after spending a week (2 weeks maybe? who cares) or so with another family. Apparently this family aren’t quite as Christian as her, in fact according to her they’re from the “Dork Side”, i think she means Dark………so anyways she returns to her home and lets rip on her poor family with a very strange almost psychotic outburst over religion. Weirdo.

S.I.T Wolf X

ps. God Only Knows What I’d Be Without You……you know who you are

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$elling Out (Out $elling)

$elling Out (Out $elling) i$ thi$ weekend$ mixtape. I came up with the platform for thi$ mix during my night$hift$ in the early $ummer month$. I thought it would be a good idea to have $ong$ that were “commercial” and have chopped/ma$hed/$pliced/de$troyed ver$ion$ of them all on a mixtape together and i al$o decided, that, ju$t to take away from the whole ma$h up feature i would throw in a few remixe$ of $ome other “commercial” $ong$ i like a$ well. I fir$t $tarted putting thi$ mix together in June, i let $ome friend$ hear a demo ver$ion of the mix at a pre-Union of Knive$ BBQ on the 25th of June….the night Michael Jack$on died……the mix went down rea$onably well but there were one or two element$ of it that i wa$n’t happy with $o i changed a few bit$ and bob$ and made the fini$hed article. It took me quite a while to get round to fini$hing the mix a$ a whole and there wa$ one $ong that no matter how much i altered i couldn’t fix the quality, $o i’ll apologi$e in advance for the bad $ound quality on the mp3 of the Metro $tation remix, it i$ noticeable, you can hear the $ound drop radically and it $ound$ really di$tant but thankfully it only la$t$ a few minute$ then the quality i$ back to normal for the re$t of the mix. Once again, plea$e accept my apologie$…i’ll make up for it with $omething $pecial.

MP3: $omeone’$ In The Wolf – $elling Out (Out $elling) Mixtape

(alternative download)
http://www.mediafire.com/?g1ed21xmwwd $elling Out Mixtape mp3

$elling Out (Out $elling) Tracklist
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1. Rolling $tones – Gimme $helter
2. The Who – Baba O’Riley
3. The Cla$h – $hould I $tay Or $hould I Go
4. David Bowie – $uffragette City
5. Norman Greenbaum, MGMT, $oulwax, $antogold Ma$h Up
6. King$ Of Leon – $ex on Fire
7. Hot Hot Heat – Bandage$
8. The Kill$ vs $ugababe$ – Round and Cheerful
9. Culture Beat vs Katy Perry – I Ki$$ed Mr Vain
10. Timbaland vs $nap! – Rhythm I$ The Way I Are (Original $.I.T Wolf Track)
11. Metro $tation – $hake It!
12. Ju$tin Timberlake – $exy Back
13. U$her – Love In Thi$ Club (M$TRKRFT Ver$ion)
14. Keli$ – Milk$hake
15. Kanye We$t – Love Lockdown
16. King$ Of Leon – U$e $omebody

Money Can Buy Anything.......Right?

Money Can Buy Anything.......Right?

*Kudo$ for $ome of the /remixe$/track$ on the Mixtape go to the Illuminoid$, Alavi, WhiteChokolate and Tenzin.*

$.I.T Wolf X

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Found Fun, Lost Weekend

The Found Fun, Lost Weekend mitxtape was something i decided to put together early yesterday morning. All the songs were chosen on the spot, i had no certain tracks or anything that i was gonna work off of they way that i usually do. I just wanted to make a soundtrack that we could stick on back home after The Bloody Beetroots gig last night (one of the top 3 gigs i’ve been to, easily, but more about that soon). So i started off the mix with a bit of humour then straight into one of my own remixes and then from there onwards just some wonky, glitchy, digital dance music followed by some fast rapping infused songs and then onto a kinda chillout section at the end.

Found Fun, Lost Weekend Tracklist
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1. Midfield General feat. Fielding – Midfielding
2. Dolby Anol – Puppies (Someones In The Wolf Remix)
3. UNKLE – Restless (DJ Edjotronic and Busy P Remix)
4. Trash Yourself – Die
5. TMVR – Bowie In The Bronx
6. Dirty Disco Youth – The Kids Want Maximal
7. Pance Party – Fun Factory
8. Bloody Beetroots feat Steve Aoki – Warp 1.9
9. Black Holes – War Drums
10. Modeselektor feat TTC – Dancing Box
11. MSTRKRFT feat E40 – Click Click (Someones In The Wolf Edit)
12. Pendulum – Tarantula
13. The Qemists feat Mike Patton – Lost Weekend
14. The Subs – Music Is The New Religion
15. Shadow Dancer – Landlines
16. Freeland feat Brody Dalle – Borderline
17. Trentemoller feat Anne Trolle – Moan
18. Bat For Lashes vs Delerium – Pearls Silence
19. Moderat – A New Error

MP3: Someones In The Wolf – Found Fun, Lost Weekend Mixtape

(remember it is possible to download straight from this blog if you want)

But here’s an alternative download
http://www.mediafire.com/file/nljk22gnjyg/Found Fun, Lost Weekend Mixtape.mp3

It couldn’t be easier, click the above link, click on download now when you get there and then waiting for your download to appear. Simple.

found fun, lost weekend mixtape

S.I.T Wolf x

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It Ain’t Love….Not The First Time Anyway

This is a new version of my original MSTRKRFT “It Ain’t Love ” remix.

I wasn’t really pleased with the overall sound of the first version so i decided to give it another go and add a bit more into it. I’m a lot happier with the new version.

It Ain’t Love (Someone’s In The Wolf Remix, New Version)

If anyone wants to hear the original remix it can be found in the Technophobia mixtape on this site or can be found at http://www.myspace.com/someonesinthewolf

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S.I.T Wolf x

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Technophobia

Technophobia is by far the loudest and most “sudden” of my mixes so far. There’s no introductions, no voice samples, no bridging between songs and no ending as such. The idea to make it came to me after i had my Ipod on shuffle and  a few songs came on back to back that just seemed to fit perfect together. And that was the birth of this mix. I decided on the name Technophobia because i could use it as a kinda double edged word. On one hand it could be used as a term for “fear of dance/techno music” and on the other it could be used to desribe the actual mix, as it’s technically not techno music i’m using (maybe i have a fear of techno, get it?). It’s more of an electro feel to it, albeit very heavy electro. Hope you enjoy.

Play it loud to annoy the neighbours.

Scared of....YES, THIS WOMAN HAS JUST HEARD THE TECHNOPHOBIA MIXTAPE….

Technophobia left click once to open the file then right click and save target as

Technophobia Tracklist

1. Toxic Avenger – Superheroes (CCC/Someone’s In The Wolf Version)
2. Boys Noize – Down (Someone’s In The Wolf Remix)
3. MSTRKRFT – It Ain’t Love (Someone’s In The Wolf Remix)
4. Trash Yourself – Touch
5. We Are Terrorists – Burn Your Club
6. Lies In Disguise – Meet Your Replacement
7. Toxic Avenger – Poker Face (L.I.D/Someone’s In The Wolf Remix)
8.  The Badical – Man Hole 69
9. Japanese Popstars – Delboys Revenge
10. Trash Yourself – Fuck The Police
11. Grum – Go Back (Intro only)
12. Steed Lord – You (O.Vision/Someoene’s In The Wolf Remix)
13. A-Trak & Boys Noize – Oh! (Someone’s In The Wolf  DistortedVersion)
14. Le Castle Vania & Smashing Pumpkins – Zero Machine (Someone’s In The Wolf Edit)
15. Primary 1 – Hold Me Down (The Shoes Remix)
16. DatA – Rapture
17. The Faint – Agenda Suicide (JagzK/Someone’s In The Wolf Remix)
18. Splittr – All Alone (Alex Metric Vocal Re-Work/Someone’s In The Wolf Vocal Mix)

Technophobia

As i’ve said before there are a few mores mixtapes in production. They will see the light of your ears soon.

S.I.T Wolf x

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