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Posted: May 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

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Sunday the 25th of April will be a day to remember, certainly for those who were lucky enough to be at the Subclub in Glasgow that night: it was the last Optimo ever, the famous weekly party by JG Wilkes & JD Twitch.

Optimo wasn’t just another clubnight but truly a celebration of music. But after more than 12 years they decided to end their weekly mayhems because they wanted to focus more on touring around the globe.

The last evening was recorded integrally and is available for download here. Expect a 7 hours set full of disco, house, rock, weird covers and other classic Optimo stuff. There isn’t a tracklist available but they played a lot of tracks from their Optimo 250 list.

Also look out for their forthcoming mix-cd for Fabric later on this month!

The guys from Corrid’Or were so friendly to post our latest mixtape to the jukebox-section of their website. Our mixtape is accompanied by mixes of Trickski and Raoul Lambert, so we’re in very good company their, thanks Sven and Bert!

Also check out Corrid’Or‘s own promomix ‘Shake The Mind’ which includes tracks of Bronx Dogs, Prins Thomas, Space and many others. Good stuff!

Tensnake is without a doubt one of the top producers of 2009! His EP on Running Back was one of our favourite records of the year.

We tip him as our # 1 producer for next year. If you hear the snippets on Myspace or Soundcloud of his new masterpieces ‘Coma Cat’ and ‘ Need Your Lovin’ than you understand that he will become the leading figure in the nu-disco and house scene. The Coma Cat EP is set to release at the end of January on the excellent Permanent Vacation label. He will also release on the new BIS imprint and on Ghostly International shortly after.

He just did a mixtape for Resident Advisor which is pure bliss! The mix starts of with some great contemporary and classic disco tracks and than turns over into a real celebration of house music. New productions by Ike and Tony Lionni are mixed up with classics by The Night Writers, Liberty City and Blake Baxter, at the end he mixes up some great classic chicago-house by the hands of Raz and Sterling Void with his own unreleased productions ‘Coma Cat’ and ‘Somethin’ About You.’  This is probably the mix of the year!

Here is the music video of ‘Holding Back My Love’ to end up this post:

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Angelo Badalamenti is undoubtly one of our favorite composers of all time, especially when he teams up with the extraordinary David Lynch. The soundtrack of Twin Peaks is, at least for us, one of the best musical pieces in history, sometimes creepy, often jazzy and always very emotional.

We are writing about Angelo now because the Belgian magazine Knack has a special offer this week, you can buy a double cd with angelo’s work called “For The Record: Angelo Badalamenti” for only a few euro’s more together with their magazine. The songs are performed by the Brussels Philharmonic orchestra and conducted by the famous Dirk Brossé. This cd is certainly worth buying, as it is a compilation of a lot of different soundtracks by Badalamenti, although we prefer the original versions by the man himself.

If you don’t know Badalamenti or Twin Peaks you can view a sneak preview here; one of our favorite tv-moments (yes, again) of all time:

Wasn’t that great television? We’ve also uploaded two Badalamenti songs from the Twin Peaks OST from 1990.

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I’ve just found an article on Resident Advisor about warming-up dj’s and how important a good warm up set is for the development of a good clubnight. You can find it here. The article deals with the problem that many promoters don’t invest a lot of time and money in an opening act, while it is crucial to have a warming-up dj who is complementary with the headliner. Very interesting article, and one of the best we’ve read on RA so far!

To end this post we’ve got again 2 old school goodies for you who are both extremely actual. Especially the first one, Elias Rahbani’s Liza Liza, because it got edited recently by The Sexican on Golf Channel and by The Popular’s People Front on their last Edit EP: ‘Sample Pleasures Part 4.’  The Golf Channel edit already had a limited pressing of 120 pieces, but it will get a full release very soon! So don’t sleep on this (again!) The second track is the B-side on the original 12″ from 1978; From The Moon.

 We’ll be warming-up the crowd ourselfs Saturday 10th of October at Spark (Café Capital) before Mugwump. We’ll be dj-ing from 11pm untill 2am! You can find the poster above.

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An artist we really admire lately is Danilo Plessow, propably better know as: Motor City Drum Ensemble. He has caught a lot of attention last year due to his ‘Raw Cuts’ serie,  at the moment he’s one of the hottest producers around as he’s getting a lot of remix requests. You can expect at least 5 or 6 remixes by him in the forthcoming months for artists like Jazzanova, Steve Bug, Art Of Tones & Toby Tobias, while 2 more MCDE remixes were just released this week, a beautiful midtempo remix of Nufrequency‘s track ‘Fallen Hero’ on Rebirth with vocals by Ben Onono and a banging peaktime ‘Warehouse Dub’ remix on Get Physical of DJ T.‘s new single ‘Shine On’.

We’ve got some great MCDE mixtapes selected for you:

For the Belgian clubbers: Don’t forget that Danilo will be dj-ing at Spark in Café Capital on Saturday the 24th of October. Something to look forward to!