Victoria Hesketh, better known as Little Boots, has made her cover of the Bronski Beat‘s “Smalltown Boy” (original after the jump) available for streaming. Its a nice version were she has managed to add her own touch, while keeping the original feel. The cover was released on Ministry of Sound’s Uncovered vol. 4late Augus this year. Lets hope that this version brings courage to a new generation as the original did…
Bronski Beat “Smalltown Boy” (Little Boots cover):
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From the Vault: Little Boots “Meddle” (Designer Drugs 80’s remix)
The Irrepressibles “In This Shirt” (Röksopp Edit)
Bronski Beat “Smalltown Boy” (official video):
Few weeks after Fatboy Slim rode a giant octopus at the London 2012 Olympic closing ceremony, the news broke that he will release a concert movie. It might have been old news, but it was new for me. The reason that I even paid attention to this news was that those with the exclusive video premiere was the Rolling Stone Magazine, which I thought was very weird. Wasn’t it so that Norman Cook was one of the biggest dj/producers in the world? Anyhow this quote caught my eye:
“When I’ve got something that I really want to say, I’ll release [it], but at the moment I’m not inspired in the way I am by the life of a DJ. When I was younger I could be an artist, remixer, produce other people and DJ. These days, I don’t know how I ever found the hours in the day!”
I guess that drugs finally catch up with you in the end…
“Live: From the Big Beach Bootique” is at the cinemas around the globe for one day only on August 31st. A good opportunity to watch drunken/(put in whatever substance you like) English ravers trashing the new stadium to Brighton and Hove Albion football club.
From the Vault: The Chemical Brothers concert film “Don’t Think”
Sigur Rós “Inni” – a live Album and Film
So the Olympics are over, luckily I didnt spend that much time watching all kind of obscure sports on the telly. What I did manage to catch up with was the official theme to the velodrome made by the Chemical Brothers. I really like the tune, and it almost remind me of a punk version of “Tour de France” by Kraftwerk. Which is a connection Tom also mentions in his statement regarding this track:
“I have loved cycling since I was a boy. I have always made a connection between electronic music and cycling repetition, the freedom and sense of movement. Kraftwerk obviously cemented this connection with their ‘Tour de France’ track. For us to create the theme for the Velodrome is a great honour and we’re really excited to hear it in situ.”
Now the International Olympic Committee has found even more ways to boost their already full treasure coffers, release the official sport themes as 12″. Not a bad idea, but why had the sleeve to be so horrendous?? If you want a copy you can pre order it from here.
There has also been created a three minute animated sequence for the song to match its heart-pounding rhythms.
the Chemical Brothers “Velodrome”:
From the Vault: the Chemical Brothers release concert film “Don’t Think”
the Chemical Brothers feat. The flaming Lips “The Golden Path”
The Herbaliser is back! The new album “There Were Seven” (tracklist after the jump) will be released the 8th of October on their own Department H label, and will be available as a digital download, cd and vinyl (art work is done by DJ Food). The press release is pretty promising (when are they not?):
“[The Herbaliser is back] doing what they do best, the album hits hard with 15 slabs of super heavy, psychedelic, beat-laden post-hip-hop audio. [“There Were Seven”] features collaborations with up and coming rappers and vocalist including Twin Peaks, Teenburger, George the Poet and Hannah Clive.”
“The Lost Boy”, featuring Hannah Clive on vocal, is first single from the album and will come on the 27th of August.
The Herbaliser “The Lost Boy” (album version):
by The Herbaliser
From the Vault: The Herbaliser “A Mother (For Your Mind)”
The The scores the documentary “Moonbug”
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Mighty Mouse has sent some “Kids in(to) Space” resulting in a great intergalactic disco tune. I haven’t sent the Disco Rodents into space yet, but I guess they would have loved it!
“Kids in Space” is taken from Mighty Mouses newest EP, “Disco Battle Weapons (Volume 2)”, released by Cheap Trills and can be picked up from here.
From the Vault: Gil Scott-Heron “I’ll Take Care Of You” (Mighty Mouse Edit)
Mighty Mouse “Ice Beer”
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