08 Jul2008

Slabs 017

Posted by AIC • Jul 08, 2008



Bumped into Robocop in town a couple of years ago and he was buzzin about having a night off, dancing like a loony and raving on about some mix he’d just made. This is it.

Robocop On The Lash



Transparent Sound – Variations Of An Attitude (Exceptional)
ADJ – Sirius (Outside)
DMX Krew – Echelon (Rephlex)
Mr. Velcro Fastener – Reality Bytes (i220)
Drexciya – Bang-Bang (UR)
Andrea Parker & David Morley – Early Days (Touchin’ Bass)
Bass Junkies – Planet Electro (Battle Trax)
Mr. Velcro Fastener – Sunday Night (i220)
Sender Berlin – Dr. Score Is Watching The Planet (Tresor)
Suburban Knight – Shape Shifter (Peacefrog)
Model 500 – Time Space Transmat (Metroplex)
Percy X – Time To Jack (Soma)
Electro Nation – Freeze (A.F.U.)
Zeta Reticula – A1 [EP3] (Electrix)
Giorgio Moroder with Philip Oakey – Together In Electric Dreams [Instrumental] (Virgin)
K1 – Plastic People [K-1 Original Mix] (Puzzlebox)
Radioactive Man – Gone Forever (Rotters Golf Club)
Drexciya – Digital Tsunami (Tresor)
Kraftwerk – Numbers (Kling Klang)
Kraftwerk – Computer World 2 (Kling Klang)
Peel Seamus – Seducer (Delsin)
Dez Williams – Hex Abuse (Ai)
Eon – Love + Hate (Longhaul)
John Williams – Robocop Theme (-)


07 Jul2008

Sausage Sizzle Summer Seven Inch Top Ten

Posted by Joel • Jul 07, 2008


With summer refusing to properly kick in, we thought it’d be an idea to hook up with C-Biscuit (one of the selectors form the mighty Edinburgh soundsystem ‘Big Toe’s Hi-Fi’) to have a rummage through his collection and put together a list of 10 seven inch bangers to help get the summer started in fine style. Yes I Clive!

1. Canada Cold – Peter Metro (Dynamite Records)

“Weather wise I thought that this would be an apt start to the Scottish summer selection. It was minus 30 when I once went to the other Banff in the world on a snowboarding holiday so I definitely agree with Mr. Metro. Don’t Follow Rumours is the rhythm and the temperature may be below zero but this one gives out some serious heat on the dancefloor….ssssssss!!!”

2. Sound System White Noise – C-Biscuit and Danny Diamond (Big Toe’s Hi-Fi)

“Nothing like a bit of shameless self-promotion. The soon come 5th release on our own label featuring myself, a singer from Leeds and Edinburgh’s very own magician of BASS, Neil Landstrumm on production.”

3. One Pure Thought (Toddla T Remix) – Hot Chip (EMI Records)

“Now then, now then Toddla mixes ye olde Yorkshire Bleep n’ Bass inna Unique 3 stylee with his own signature Digi-Dancehall to give Hot Chip t’necessary edge for a rewind on this. Very happy that the version is on the B-side too, right?”

4. Love Jah Jah Always – Rod Taylor with The Mighty Diamonds (Ja Man)

“First time I heard a version of this was on one of the Joe Gibbs African Dub LPs and the sweet refrain has stuck with me all these years.”

5. Shoulder Move – Jah Thomas (Midnight Rock)

“Jah Thomas does a kind of Reggae Simple Simon Says. You can’t help but move your feet to the rhythm pattern and wind your waist to the bassline.”

6. Red Wine to Gaze – Sizzla vs. UB40 (Jiggy RMX)

THE Number One hit matured for 15 years by Brummie reggae legends then uncorked and re-fixed with Sizzla. Sip and savour.”

7. Learn To Drive – Lone Ranger (Dynamite Records)

“This one is a special request to all licensed drivers and no coincidence that the rhythm track is a version of Unmetered Taxi. Good advice and maybe one day I will take it but at the minute I will stick to riding shotgun in B-Dawg’s motor with this as our soundtrack.”

8. Zig It Up – Ninja Man & Flourgon (Pickout)

“I also have a Hip-Hop version of this song but the sheer driving simplicity of this Lloyd Dennis Dancehall production knocks it for six.”

9. Good Buddy – Vybz Kartel (South Rakkas Crew)

“Imagine a cross between Booker T and MGs “Soul Limbo” and an Orbital B-side and you have the Chinkuzi riddim. Vybz up to the time as always gives us his take on summer lovin’. It’s just not cricket!”

10. Dancin Alone – Snow (Massive B)

“Ending with another connection to Canada from the Super Notorious Outrageous Whiteboy himself. Snow croons about a certain special lady over the Tempo rhythm. Never thought we would have an “erection section” at Big Toe’s Hi-Fi but this just may be the slow one to play at the end of the night..”

Thanks to C_Biscuit for putting the list together. Slabs of the Tabernacle are also hoping to host an exclusive Big Toe’s guest slab in the near future. We recommend you have a listen through their tracks, some of which you can hear on their myspace and some of which you can buy on their discogs page.



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