Tuesday, 25 December 2007

merry blah blah blah

i'll dig out some festive songs tonight when i'm back home but in the meantime here's an amazing site i've found that is guarenteed to kill all your free time from now on. the amount of great documentaries i've seen on there recently is stupid. go watch The Real Dirt On Farmer John.

Merry Xmas!

Monday, 24 December 2007

Yule Really Cool

photo : santarchy.com

It had to be done...Festive Greetings...2008 is going to be magickal.
Right. I'm off to the pub.

Thursday, 20 December 2007



"6 men with analogue synths". 6 men who have reached a level of god like genius.

Im not even going to bother describing them. Ill let these 2 videos do the talking.


they have 2 albums out already and will be touring the UK in February alongside late of the pier and video nasties.



Ive heard them describe themselves as "Korvjazz" before, and although i dont really know what that is or what it means, it sounds like a good word to describe their genre. Its a bit ridiculous and bewildering at times, but after having got hold of both of their albums ive found some reaaaal nice tunes.

This is their cover of Bjork's army of me (done for a charity compilation CD a few years ago). It has killer whales in it.

50 hertz - Nigga Please (Electro/8-bit buzzes and bleeps)

50hertz - Fotbolls EM-SM Guld (Like Marmite)


They also sell ridiculously good t-shirts by SMK and 50hertz here: Djur and Mir


I think a great indicator of good songwriters and musicians is someone who can make a minimalistic song sound really powerful and exciting. Lo-fi-fnk achieve it with interesting and simplistic beats accompanied by seriously chilled out vocals and chirpy little bleeps. It makes the music great for clubs AND for falling asleep on the train to. Genius!

Lo-Fi-Fnk - Change Channel

Lo-Fi-Fnk - City



The first time i heard Revl9n was on the Digital Penetration compilation. Their song "Closer" wasnt the best advert for them, but they were recently remixed by Sebastian, and although his remix is yet another stroke of genius, Walking Machine is actually a really good slice of 80s electro-pop, matched with vocals like a punkier Madonna

Listen to Walking Machine at their Myspace

Revl9n - Walking Machine (Sebastian remix)

This is getting way too long, so ill finish up with everyone that ive missed out:
GOTO80 (Chiptune/8-bit/C64 gods), Tor Bruce (ridiculously poppy lo-fi keyboard demos), Fox 'n' Wolf
(Dirty Electro), The Knife, Haxor och Porr

Saam in Far-off-lands

photo : shots.net

You may not know the name but you're bound to have seen his work.

Whizz-kid mega music video producer Saam Farahmand's the man behind epic video productions for the likes of Klaxons, Unkle Jam & Simian Mobile Disco.

He's currently over in New York City working on the Janet Jackson comeback single 'Feedback' from her new album 'Discipline'.

Till we have the pleasure of seeing this mega release here's one of his first and latest releases.

First up is the fantastic Klaxons - Gravity's Rainbow (check the clock time around 5 seconds)...followed by the latest and rather funky These New Puritans video for Elvis.

Klaxons - Gravity's Rainbow

These New Puritans - Elvis

Not so G@sh...

photo : Gash DJ's

The Gash DJ's kept Ibiza's Bar M rocking this summer.

Residents for the fantastic Ibiza Rocks - they warmed up for some top notch bands and DJ's as well as bombarding Pacha's Global room with some serious boom-bastic frequencies.

Visit their Myspace now to listen to their fine remix of Deluka - It's called "Ike and Tina" and it absolutely rocks. When I get the YouSendIt link I'll post it up but for now - go listen and enjoy. It's a really top mix and a taste of things to come. I'm expecting big tings from these boys.

Also worth a listen is Moulinex - suggested by the great Pete Carvell himself - I'm big on this.

The Daft Punk Alive album has re-ignited my burning love for all things French and in between spilling water on my carpet and smoking cigarettes - Mr Carvell was nice enough to introduce me to this guys fine tunage.

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Who'll be great in 2008?

photo courtesy : bbc

We know it's slightly cliche to be 'tipping' people for the top, especially when they're already on their way up and the media machine is in full flow.

So, we tried to be a little different and get two stalwarts of the emerging music scene to give us their tips for 2008. Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw are top people and host the TV show Sound on BBC 2 and Switch on BBC Radio 1.

Annie's choices :


"She's a cross between punk funk and hip hop. If you like Blondie you'll like it. If you like M.I.A. you'll like it. It's that broad"


"She's a girl from Chicago who's a rapper. She is amazing. She's just done a track with Kanye West so she's definitely on the up"


"I don't know much about these guys except that they're great"

Nick's choices :


"Sound alot like Paul Simon. Lot's of African beats & cool rhythms"


"She's this skinny little white girl who sings like some big black momma from the 50's. She's got a big voice. She's full of loads of revengeful songs"


"He lives down my street which is a bonus - he's like some scruffy Russian punk poet. He's wicked. A good lyricist"

Here's a clip of Florence when she played at Filthy Few in May 2007.

Monday, 17 December 2007


photo : me

I'm really surprised no one's really picked up on Mendetz because they're bloody good. Or maybe I'm being ignorant.

Hailing from Barcelona. These self proclaimed 'Casio-Punks' are producing some mighty fine and tasty beats.

My new years resolution is to never again compare one band to another or use phrases such as 'they're going to be the new Arctic Monkeys'. I'm starting early and so I won't do said crime.

All to say is that they know how to use bass, merge electronica with gee-tars and they've got some seriously sick licks. The remixes will bring them to the dance floor.

Here's Future Sex. It's a tune that's on their lighter side, so make sure you pay their Myspace a visit to enjoy some more ear sex.

I Love Shoe.

So...the rather lush Lovefoxx (CSS) got hit by a shoe over the weekend in Brighton - leaving the band to finish the song without her and cutting short their gig at The Dome.

It prompted us to think about other items that get thrown on stage during gigs.

Legendary crooner Tom Jones was famed for having pants thrown at him when performing. Dave Grohl got the same treatment from some chicks at the front of his gig. ..except he got a thong.

Here's Panic At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie getting a bottle of water thrown at him.

And Madonna getting rather mad at people for chucking stuff her way. Keep watching. Later on she tells people her gig "isn't a barbeque".

and perhaps the most impressive of displays - check out the volley of bottles thrown at 50 Cent and The Game when they played Reading Festival. Nothing like a good old fashioned 'Welcome to Britain' to bring these US rap stars down to earth with a bang.

Lastly, girl du jour Kate Nash has lemons thrown at her when knocking out her Radio 2 favourite 'Foundations'.

Not that we'd ask you to sit through 3 minutes of the Nash (rhymes with?) forward to 40 seconds to see the moment in question.

And remember. Zarcorp does not endorse the throwing of items on stage. Don't do it kids. It's bad. Unless of course it's Razorlight.

Saturday, 15 December 2007

nothin like a chocolate devil cake...

a few weeks ago i found out something that made my heart leap into my groin with excitement. to calm myself down i lit myself a spliff...and subsquently totally forgot it.

i finally remembered it this morning...

The B-52's have a new album on the horizon (the first in 15/16 years) entitled Funplex and it's due to drop on February 28th. according to Keith... "It’s loud, sexy rock & roll with the beat pumped up to hot pink"

no change there then.

but yeah.
basically it'll be fucking amazing and have diamonds in there as good as this little blinder...

B-52's - Cake

The Teenagers

can do it better.


is 2 14 year olds, making perfectly produced electro/rock hybrid songs and remixes in a similar style, of all their danish friends. I can hear a lot of great influences in there, and they've got amazing potential. They really know their stuff and i wouldn't be surprised at all if they were the next justice, once they've finished their SATs. Electrojuice have already had a feature in a pretty huge Danish music magazine (see picture), so we won't have to wait long either.

Electrojuice - Cut Your Fingers Off

Late of the Pier - Broken (Electrojuice remix)



These 2/3 utterly sexual beings from Manchester have only been around for a portion of a month, but they've already shat out 5 whole songs (most of which were made on a digital 4 track) and been remixed countless times (once or twice). They have a dress sense that can only be described as somewhere between retro and retard, and their pictures are bare genius. Go eat them.

COPYCATS - Bedroom Demon


Death by Television

My homeboy Harry Hunt of age 16, raised on nothing but punk, got hold of a gameboy and did things to it that its too young to understand. Its a bit like a younger David E Sugar with emphasis on the E. Right now hes got a new addition to the band and is collecting every kids music toy from before tiger electronics died or sony/hasbro lost their imagination. Live sets will be coming in your face soon, book him up for january time?

Late of the Pier cover - a slice of genius, download it

DBTV - Hybrid Moments - yes, its a cover, but its nothing like t'original


More soon, when my memory returns. Tell me if you want me to do you or want me to do someone else that is a real teenager.


Go ahead daddy....

Sorry for being greedy...my first post simply didn't satisfy my urge...I had to give you a little something else.

Unforunately LL Cool J doesn't have as good game as he used to.

This was 11 years ago. Scary. I still have it on cassette somewhere.

"Man made the money, money never made the man"

Taken from : LL Cool J - Loungin'

I Lykke It

photo : me

Who else could say the words 'For you I keep my legs apart' and it not sound slightly slutty?

This cheeky little Scandi.

Stockholm's Lykke Li's setting girls and boys pulses racing. Top song. Top Video.

Reminds me slightly of heaven. Not that I've been or anything - just what I've been told to think heaven looks like.

Like me you'll probably fall in love when you watch this eye candy. Then get all dreamy and watch it again and again and again and again. You get the picture.

She's signed up to the fabulous Moshi Moshi and this song's out soon.
I wouldn't recommend driving or operating heavy machinery while listening to this. You'll get lost in some way shape or form.

Lykke Li Myspace

Little Bit

In other news - I'm really not a fan of Anthony Worral Thompson. It's not the first thing you want to see on your TV on a Saturday morning.

"Smile. The Liar and The Lens make the best of friends"

A stranger with a friendly face in NYC when taking a photo of a band with a certain romance.

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Here to bring down the general tone of the blog.

Hallo, bonjour, chow, and shalom

"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."
- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
quotes are good when it takes a while to work out what they mean... I still dont fully understand this one, so it must be great!!1 :]

Anyway, i salute you all in my first post, one that will be truly fantastic and will certainly not disappoint. It has been a long time coming, but the reason i have been saving my zarcorp virginity for so long is in order to knock out this bucket of ear soup all in your face. (sorry)

Mix= 3 parts electro:2 parts egg white (mp3, 46 mins)

Its the first thing ive done with Mrs. Ableton. If you don't like it i will cry tears from a puréed ego.


Klaxons - Atlantis to interzone (so me remix)
Mystery Jets - Diamonds in the Dark
Justice - Phantom pt II (Soulwax remix)
Dandi Wind - Safety Dance
Danger - 11h30
Das Pop - Helpless Fool For Love (Sebastian remix)
Gay Against You - Sooo Heat
Para One - F.U.D.G.E
Scanners - Lowlife (LA Riots remix)
50 Hertz - Sewing Machine
Queens of the Stone Age - Do it Again
Electrojuice - Cut Your Fingers Off
Scenario Rock - Skitzo Dancer (Justice remix)
Metronomy - Hear to Wear
Justice - The Party
Ultravox - Dancing with tears in my eyes
The Notwist - One with the freaks

Its a sticky surprise for all the family!

the joy of youtube


Tuesday, 11 December 2007

blood, sweat and eddie

photo: Dreamgirls

oops. only went and missed a days post didnt i..
i'll just make up for it with some eddie murphy.


Eddie Murphy - Party All The Time

Pictureplane...my new favourite hero ever of the day.

discovered him recently. and really really like it.
this is easily the best remix of crystal castles AirWar.
find the man HERE for more ear tickling delights

Crystal Castles - Air War (Pictureplane Remix)

Busby Berkeley... hero.


Nightmoves got the tracklisting for his epic disco mix (see below)

1. Les Edits Du Golem - Klout (12 inch)
2. Rockets - On the Road Again (Original Tom Moulton 12" Mix)
3. Rune lindbaek - Dum Dum Delay
4. Sparque - Music Turns Me On
5. Popular Peoples Front - I Love Only You
6. Forrrce - Keep On Dancing (Phase II)
7. Kikrokos - Jungle DJ (Music Box Edit)
8. Hot Chocolate - Mindless Boogie (12 Inch)
9. Don Ray - Standing In The Rain
10. Jacksons - Music'S Takin' Over
11. Demis Roussos - I Dig You (Todd Terje Edit)
12. Bobby Mann - That's Kinky (Instrumental)
13. The Monks - I Can Do Anything You Like
14. Peter Brown - Dance With Me
15. Chic - Everybody Dance
16. Universal Robot Band - Makin' Love
17. Daddy Dewdrop - Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)

Friday, 7 December 2007

Don't Tech-no For An Answer

Photo: i wish i knew

“the one-word poem eliminates the reading process entirely—it makes the word both instantaneous and continuous, like the eternal Present.”

'the noises of the garden among the noises of the room'

'a window to walk away in'

'my arms are warm'


Rico Balboa's a hero.
he looks after me like a brother everytime i visit germany.
i'm going to start a campaign to get a statue of him erected in a berlin park.
here's a 50-min techno/minimal mix he's done for you so that you may join the campaign.

spread the word.
the word is ENRICO.

Rico Balboa - Sonnengruss (EXXCLUSIVE)

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Nottin'ham...Chapter 1


better known for guns and a guy in green tights... lesser known for music and everything else.
..so here be some musical nuggets from the midlands.

Clarky Cat
Electronic post-punk stuffs from 4 well boom whippersnappers from notts signed to Heavenly Records. We've known em for ages now and they keep getting better and better. Singer/Guitar wrangler Arne Blackman also bashes out a few remixes every now and then for the likes of Klaxons & Good Books which you can find here

Clarky Cat - Decide
Shit Disco - Reactor Party (Arne Blackman Remix)

Lillica Libertine
19 year old lillica is on his way places. i knew that ages ago and now he's gone and proved it...he's remixed the likes of Does It Offend You, Yeah! & Dead Kids, started a clubnight at Stealth called Fresh Out Of Death & signed to Botchip & Scarper. Not bad eh?
His debut EP is out on the 14th of January via B&S and here's a little taster of the things to come...

Lillica Libertine - Loose Lips Sink Ships

La La Lupus - for some reason no-one even from nottingham i meet seem to really know about these guys. Criminal. Go watch/listen/buy/fuck them at every possible moment. thats an order.

La La Lupus - Neon Skull
late of the pier - Space & The Woods (La La Lupus Refuck) (EXXXCLUSIVE)

Late Of The Pier
some other band

late of the pier - broken (live at nottingham social) (EXXXCLUSIVE)

started as a duo responsible in part for the Klaxons first getting noticed with thier amazing Gravitys Rainbow mix which in turn got em signed to french fashion/music label Kitsuné. Now a one-man disco-biscuit-hero he's moved down to the big smoke but he's still churning out the remixes and starting parties wherever he DJ's..so we'll let him off for leaving us.

Not only is Matt a fucking great guy, he's willing to prove it by doing you all a special mix of disco classics.

Nightmoves - Chins Up Disco Mix (EXXXCLUSIVE)

i'll be posting more nottingham heros you should stalk soon but in the meantime why dont you chat up these..

Your Mum/My Mum DJs
Ricky Haley (Liars Club)
Liars Club

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Something Old & Something New

photo: funforever

Couldn't really find anything borrowed or blue so lets just stick with old and new eh?
i've not been able to stop playing these songs... so i figured why not share em.

the chorus to This Corrosion has lodged itself somewhere inbetween my ear and my brain for a week or two now and refuses to move.
all together now.. 'Hey Now Hey Now Now'
yeah. tune.

and ok so Dinamo's not quite new (released in '05 i think) but this simple little vocal edit by Sweet Fred's got me going all over again.

Old : Sisters Of Mercy - This Corrosion

New : Nathan Fake - Dinamo (andre breton sweet fred edit)

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

photo : missinateacup

sometimes you come across a band that makes your head go fuzzy.
you go mad with excitement, watch them at every possible moment and freak out telling all your mates about how they're going to take over the world..
..and then they split up.

two bands are guilty of such a crime in the past 10 years...Clor & Jarcrew.
and having just signed to Parlaphone Records (clor's label) i've managed to 'happen across' a bunch of unreleased Clors demos from their unfinished second album and a couple of lovely remixes i'd never heard...oh how the love comes flooding back.
not only that but a hero at parlaphone gave me his Jarcrew t-shirt. admitably its way too big for me but still...best thing i've ever been given.

anyway..ere's a little clor remix from the b-side to Good Stuff.
more clor to come. lots more.

Clor - Dangerzone (Acid Workout)

Monday, 3 December 2007

And So It Begins...

photo : missinateacup

"It will be the story about a miracle worker who is living in our time and who doesn't work any miracles. He knows that he is a miracle worker and that he can perform any miracle, but he doesn't do so.He is thrown out of his flat and he knows that he only has to wave a finger and the flat will remain his, but he doesn't do this; he submissively moves out of the flat and lives out of town in a shed.He is capable of turning this shed into a fine brick house, but he doesn't do this;he carries on living in the shed and eventually dies, without having done a single miracle in the whole of his life." - Kharms

Ah Mondays...
lucky for you lot i saved a little bit of my sunday sunshine to help float you through the day.
here's a little 45-min jazz mix i did to get me through the gaps in the sunshine.
i lost the tracklisting while i was doing it but if anyone really wants it i'll go and work it on out.

Zarcorp presents - Breakfast