Hectic City 3a – Hip-Hop Started In Ipswich

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

Feeling chock full of festive cheer, having just returned from late-night food shopping, it’s time to present the third Hectic City – The first hour of a three part sort-of-mixed run through of some of our favourite tunes of the year.

Originally I was going to do some talky-talky in between the tunes, but once the pile of possible tracks had been assembled, it proved so difficult to trim them down that it was the talky-talk that ended up on the cutting room floor, the better to make way for more of those fine tunes.

And it has been a fine year for tunes. No links on the tracklist, sorry, but everyone there is easily googleable, I think, so please don’t let that deter you from searching out some fine tunes.

Hope you enjoy. We did. Part two and three to follow.

Tracklisting for part one:

Cornelius – Music (from the album “Sensuous”)
7L & Esoteric – Play Dumb (from the album “A New Dope”)
Paul Simon – Outrageous (from the album “Surprise”)
Dondolo – Dragon [Brennan Green Remix] (single)
5 Mic Cluster – Basildon Lover (from the EP “Crystal Mic”)
Cansei De Ser Sexy – Let’s Make Love And Listen To Death From Above [Spank Rock Remix] (single)
LCD Soundsystem – Time To Get Away (from the album “Sound Of Silver”)
Nicky Van She & Dangerous Dan – Around The World Again (single)
New Young Pony Club – Get Dancey (single)
Luke Haines – Off My Rocker At The Art School Bop (from the album of the same name)
The Legion Of Doom – Crazy As She Goes (bootleg)
Breakout – Planet Rock [part one] (single)
The Gossip – Listen Up [mstrkrft remix] (single)
My Robot Friend – Swallow (from the album “Dial 0”)
Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve – Dig (from the mini-album “Spring”)
Zero DB – Bongos, Beats and Basslines (from the album of the same name)
Girl Talk – Bounce That (from the album “Night Ripper”)

P.S. Oh, by the way, New Year’s Eve is now sold out (although it looks likely that it’ll be running until the morning, so if you come down from 4am onwards there’s a pretty good chance you’ll get in), but if you do want some K-action, don’t forget Eric’s doing a set at Bust The Box on New Year’s Day – it’s free, but always packs out, so get down early and claim your corner!

Happy holidays :)

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A String Quartet Tribute To The Kleptones

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

A String Tribute To The Kleptones

Something a little different for the second installment of the Hectic City mixtapes. I guess we should be flattered that we’ve been given the String Quartet Tribute treatment – after all, many artists of our stature have had this unusual form of honour bestowed upon them, so we must feel safe in their company, if a little bemused.

Unfortunately, as yet we’ve been unable to get hold of a full copy of the album, despite repeated requests, but as the next best thing, we’ve managed to record several excerpts played on recent BBC Radio broadcasts. These bootleg recordings have been edited together and we now serve them up to you as Hectic City mixtape No.2. 

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Hectic City Mixtape 1

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Okay, well, let’s get away from the heavy duty stuff for a bit, and get back to the music, and finally (well, for me anyway) I’m proud to announce the first Hectic City mixtape! Yay!

(FX: Champagne bottle smashing against server. Several people cheering half-heartedly.)

Fingers crossed, this will be a regular event. This time there’s a DJ Mix from earlier in the year – Not a full mash-up mix, although there’s a couple in there, but some good tunes all round, I think.

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