Video Violence

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

So… ultra-pleased to announce the Videotones project, the mission being to create a video for each of the tracks on “Uptime/Downtime“. We’re lining up a diverse array of visual talent, each of whom will be interpreting a track or two in their own inimitable styles. Below you can see Instamatic‘s ace take on “Welcome Back” – huge thanks to him for proposing the project and kicking it off in spectacular style!

More videos will be appearing over the next few months! We’re also on the lookout for more contributors, so if you’d like to participate, please get in touch and let us know – it would be great to have you on board!

“Uptime / Downtime” available now!

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Happy new year to you all!!!

“Uptime / Downtime” download page



Hope you like it – feedback always welcome, either in the comments or by email

uptime downtime

photography by Sam Javanrouh, made available under a Creative Commons licence.

(sorry this was supposed to autopost yesterday but I ballsed it up somehow – apologies! EK)

Bye bye, Delta blues…

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009


The Kleptones – Hiding In The Bayou (extended live jam mix)

Thanks for all the positives on Voodoo Sabotage – Appreciated! – Here’s something that’s fresher than fresh, so new that one of the contributions was only officially released yesterday, and the other is not that old either! Bit of a stylistic departure from previous also – so, come take a ride down the river…

Make no mistakes and switch up my channel…

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Quick one! As a taster for the weekend’s festivities in Budapest, we’ve passed Simon Iddol an exclusive mp3 “single” cut of Voodoo Sabotage, which you should already know from the Hectic City “Plinth” mix – now isolated and sent scurrying into the world, especially for you shuffle-heads. You can grab it over at Audio Porn Central!

Bank Holiday comes six times a year…

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

notting hill carnival

But this is the best one :)

Although there’s tribulations here in Brighton, due to the last minute cancellation of the Beachdown Festival (at which we played our best gig of last year, I think), everyone has rallied round, found venues, pinned down artists and kicked into touch what is shaping up to be one of the best weekends for music and partying this place has seen for a while. And this city pretty much knows it’s onions in that department, y’know?

So, that means for me, a DJ set with my good friends (and yours), Bust The Box, who will be taking over The Gladstone with their sparkly sound system tomorrow from 3pm till as late as they can manage. If you’re in Brighton, get your petard down, because it’s going to be a good one.

Double fun for me, as I now have Monday off (hangover notwithstanding), so will be hiking up to That London, not to DJ sadly, but to drink, eat and be merry at Notting Hill Carnival. First time I’ve been for ages, as I’m usually busy, so I’m chuffed!!!

So chuffed in fact, that in assembling tunes for tomorrow, I’ve prepped a little Carnival-esque / Bust The Box-ish tribute in a digital dubplate style, as they apparently say.

Caper vs DJ C & Zulu – Body Jump (Kleptones box clever mix)

Hope you like it, and have a fucking top weekend, wherever you’re at!

Bohemian Deconstruction

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

bo rhap queen

A few years ago, we put together an edit mix of different versions of Bohemian Rhapsody as a little Xmas gift for our mailing list.

Since then, I’ve been asked with rather surprising regularity for a list of the featured artists, which I’ve never got round to doing, mainly because I couldn’t remember where the source files were (sorry!). I got asked again t’other day and have actually managed to dig them up, so here, for those of you who are interested, is the list, in order of appearance (although some do appear more than once!).

Queen feat. Extreme (From Freddie Tribute Concert)
Bad News
Anonymous Answering Machine Message
Faye Wong
Hyannis Sound
Monserrat Cabalier & Bruce Dickinson
Rolf Harris
John Miles
Queen B
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Stepping Stone
The Former Yugoslavia (Dictionaraoke version)
Today FM DJs
Weird Al Yankovic
Weasel Walter
Black Strawberrys
Unknown (90s smooth soul)
The Braids
Jeff Scott Soto
Russell Watson
Wolf Marshall
Brass Band De Waldsang
California Guitar Trio
Madison Scouts
Mountain Dew TV Commercial
De Dannan
Unknown (country-ish)

And here’s a link if you’ve never actually heard it:

The Kleptones – Bo

Looking back on it now, I’m surprised that we couldn’t find room for the solo accordion version, but there you go. There’s two versions in there that even we don’t know, as they came from untagged mp3s (if you want to play spot the Bo, they happen at 1m09 and 5m50 – Answers on a postcard, thanks).

So now you know :)

Bale out…

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

He Does Not Get It.

The good folks at Snuggles tipped me to the wonderful audio of Christian Bale freaking out on the Terminator Salvation set (yeah I know, it’s everywhere – forgive me for not keeping up to date with net memes ;), and it seemed so in sync with the tune I was working on at the time that I knocked up a quick remix:

The Kleptones – Who Cares? (Bale Out remix)

I think it turned out rather well – Hope you like!

“Revenge is a confession of pain.”

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

I don't believe there's a reason...

Got a trio of stompers to post over the holidays that should clear the cobwebs from your food-and-drink addled brains and give you something to irritate the relatives with. Also, if the impending deluge of egg nog and mulled wine doesn’t completely destroy me, there will be a “Best Of 2008” mix or two before the new year :)

First up, a fresher than fresh one, hot from the overnight oven…

The Kleptones – Controlled Revenge (blog version)

Crank it up!

“In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns…”

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Ant Hill Mob

The Kleptones – Little Fight (blog version)

(PS Let me know in the comments if this one distorts on the bass – it sounded crispy on the mp3 player I normally use, but not on any others… weird.)

“Just because nobody complains doesn’t mean all parachutes are perfect.”

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

artist's impression

The Kleptones – Lost In The Ballroom (blog demo)