(download the mp3 direct from here but don’t go mad and use up all my bandwidth)
In which I slam down a bunch of the tunes I took to play out last week on the loose topic of austerity, poverty and the general insanity of the system.
1. Ansil Collings – Keep The Cost of Living Down (Magnet 7″)
2. The Abyssinians – Declaration of Rights (Studio One 7″)
3. Johnny Clarke – Declaration of Rights version (Jackpot 7″)
4. Earl Cunningham – I Want My Pay (Midnight Rock Music 7″)
5. Lorna Gee – Three Week Gone (Ariwa 12″)
6. Black Uhuru – Rent Man (DEB Music 7″)
7. Half Pint – Mr Landlord (Jammys 12″)
8. Lieutentant Stitchie – Promises (Digital B 7″)
9. Black Uhuru – Pain On The Poorman Brain (JR 7″)
10. King General – Broke Again (Conscious Sounds 12″)
11. Robert Lee – Leader (Fish Tea 7″)
12. Pliers – Rough This Year (Black Scorpio 12″)
13. Cobra – Poorman Shoes (Digital B 7″)
14. Anthony B – Nah Vote (Stone Love 7″)
15. Junior Reid – John Law (Blacker Dread 7″)
16. Joseph Hill & The Culture – Police Man (Mister Tipsy 7″)
17. Barrington Levy – Murderer (Jah Life 7″)
18. Barrington Levy & Beenie Man – Murderation (Xtra Large 7″)
19. Turbulence – Guns Bring Misery (Palm of Gold 7″)
20. Natty King – Guns To Town (2 Miles 7″)
21. Admiral Tibet – Da Pon Mi Guard (Ranking Universal 12″)
22. Dennis Brown – Revolution (Auralux LP)
23. David Harvey – Outro (Novara Media Youtube rip)
Special Unauthorised Guest Appearance from David Harvey via Novara Media.
I will be doing a short DJ set at this great event. The other selectors on the night are all contributors to the Agit Disco project, including Neil Transpontine, Stewart Home and Tom Vague.
There are 17 DJs in total! Full details on the Housmans website.
Housmans is probably the first radical bookshop I ever visited and I’ve been going regularly for over 25 years now. It remains one of the few independent radical bookshops in London and you often bump into interesting people there as well as picking up great zines, books etc. They’ve stocked more things I’ve published than I care to remember too…
So! Well worth supporting – and it should be a wicked night.
My own contribution to Agit Disco is available here, and you can check the accompanying mix:
(I’ll be playing different tunes on the night though, I promise!)
Generally you can find me here again on a daily basis.
Work continues on the next issue of Turbulent Times, but knackeredness and other battles are taking priority.
You can even see a photo of the shop interior, with my fanzine in it here.
Introduction to the piece:
Nomex should need no introduction to Datacide readers, but here goes anyway. One of the organisers of the seminal “Dead by Dawn” parties held in the mid nineties at Brixton’s 121 Centre, Nomex contributed visuals, abstract/harsh performances and much more besides.
His releases on his own Adverse label have included everything from vinyl abuse to the sounds of bones in the Paris catacombs. The Nomex discography also includes output on Praxis, Cavage, and Reverse amongst others. Despite performing across the globe (from Teknivals to art galleries) he is still a purposely-obscure figure to most. What follows is the only print interview I am aware of.
1. Sleaford Mods “Austerity Dogs” (Harbinger Sound)
2. Hacker Farm “UHF” (Exotic Pylon)
3. Manix “Living In The Past” (Reinforced)
4. Major Lazer “Free The Universe” (Secretly Canadian)
5. GRMMSK “The End Prophecies” (Libertatia Overseas Trading)
6. various artists “The Outer Church” compilation (Front and Follow)
7. Ceramic Hobs “Spiritworld Circle Jerk” (Must Die)
8. various artists “Noise In Opposition” compilation vols 1 and 2 (Noise In Opposition)
9. EVOL “Something Inflatable” (Alku)
10. Emmplekz “Your Cart Has Changed” (Mordant Music)
1. Shy FX & Liam Bailey – Soon Come (Digital Soundboy mp3)
2. Xylitol – Kunst Ist Tot (Peripheral Conserve 7″)
3. Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX – I Love It (Record Company TEN mp3)
4. Woebot – Woebiotic EP (Hollow Earth 12″)
5. Libbe Matz Gang – Infantilised Britain EP (Libertatia Overseas Trading 7″)
6. Showtek ft. We Are Loud & Sonny Wilson – Booyah (Spinnin’ mp3)
7. Uschi-No-Michi – Ameratsu (Phatic Music 7″ and mp3 remixes)
8. Spoils & Relics – Turner (Harbinger Sound 7″)
9. Mark Professor – Oyster Card (Rongorock 7″)
10. Ramon Judah – Only Wicked People (Reggae Roast 7″)
(I’ve barely had a chance to keep up with music produced by people I know this year, let alone anything else – apologies for any obvious omissions.)
In alphabetical order, 2013 releases only:
AMK – Spur N (Fragment Factory)
Band of Holy Joy – City of Tales vols 1 and 2 (Exotic Pylon)
Best Available Technology – Further Tracks (Further Records)
Stuart Chalmers / Nick Edwards – Split (Feral Tapes)
CHXFX – The Unhaptic Synthesizer (Further Records)
Crabskull – Keep The Evil Away (Dub Ditch Picnic)
Sophie Cooper – Labyrinth (Exotic Pylon)
Ekoplekz – Devesham Dub (Sex Lies Magnetic Tape)
GRMMSK – Unfrei (Totes Format)
Mystery Attacks – Two (Rouge)
PLKZFX – Plkzistentializm (Further Records)
Solvognen / chaz dolo – spilt (Disco Insolence)
Some Truths – Low Point X – Magic and Dreams
various artists – The Art of Rave (m.m Label)
2 Mounts – Sycamore (Further Records)
(The Exotic Pylon tapes are missing from the photo, as Johnny kindly sends me digital promos. And I actually listen to them cos they are ace. Oh yeah and I missed off the Chalmes/Edwards tape due to being an idiot).
Latest installment of this series of great anti-fascist noise/electronica/weird compilations.
16 acts have contributed tracks this time, including April Larson, Laica, elizabeth Veldon, dsic, stapperton and GRMMSK.
As GRMMSK has said “some of the people/projects and their beliefs, NiO is opposed to, still haven’t fully understood that their ‘rebellious’ pose isn’t actually a statement against the status quo, but a sad verification of how numb and distorted the senses for something i would call freedom can be.”
Or cheap physical media from the Noise In Opposition site.
The London launch party was a lot of fun, with some great presentations and people.
The magazine is out now. It includes a great interview I did with noise legend Nomex.
Nemeton: Infiltration and Agent Provocateurs; Vision Tech; Endless War; Surveillance, Control and Repression
CF: NSU Update
Two in London: UK Anti-Fascist Round Up
Comrade Omega: Crisis in the SWP, or: Weiningerism in the UK
David Cecil: Confessions of an Accidental Activist
Neil Transpontine: Spiral Tribe Interview with Mark Harrison
Neil Transpontine: ‘Revolt of the Ravers’-The Movement Against the Criminal Justice Act in Britain, 1993-95
Split Horizon: What is This Future?
Fabian Tompsett: Wikipedia-A Vernacular Encyclopedia
Howard Slater: Shared Vertigo
Dan Hekate: Crystal Distortion
Howard Slater: Cut-Up Marx
Howard Slater: EARTH ‘A RUN RED
Marcel Stoetzler: Identity, Commodity and Authority: Two New Books about Horkheimer and Adorno
Nemeton: Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency (book review)
Christoph Fringeli: One Night in Stammheim. Helge Lehmann: Die Todesnacht von Stammheim – Eine Untersuchung (book review)
Christoph Fringeli: Anton Shekovtsov, Paul Jackson (eds.): White Power Music – Scenes of the Extreme Right Cultural Resistence (book review)
CF: Press reviews
John Eden: Emencified Shrill Out: Nomex at the Controls
Alexis Wolton: Vinyl Meltdown, Prt. 1
Record reviews by Zombieflesheater, Nemeton and Kovert
Matthieu Bourel: Rioter
Plus: The Lives and Times of Bloor Schleppy