Sunday, 23 September 2012


I note that recently Mr. Hollywood from Freshly Squeezed has started an Electro-blues group on Soundcloud, presumably in response to the increasing numbers of great tracks being made in this sub-genre. Two names that really stand out are Ecklecticmick and m i X e n d o r p - I hereby bring you the former's full electro-blues set. I think it makes great Sunday listening... What do you think? If you like it, Mick has kindly made it all available for download...

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

C2C live in London

Long term readers of the blog will know that one of my favourite acts are the French DJ turntablism crew C2C - see the post 'Scratch and Swing' for my original thoughts on them and a video of their winning 2005 world DMC set.

Following the success of their EP 'Down the Road', they have just released an album, available on itunes now, called Tetra. The album owes as much to the crew's classic hip-hop, cut-scratch-and-paste style as it does to 'swing' but there are lots of swingy breaks and bluesy brass. Below is an album sampler - get the whole thing here:

To promote the album the boys are going on tour, and are coming to the UK for the first time in a while. They will be playing at The Garage in Highbury on 2nd October at 7pm. For a hint of what to expect, check out this video of them playing live in Paris earlier this year.

For more info on the gig, and to get tickets, point your internet engine in this direction