Friday, October 23, 2009

Adam Askew - Death Mix

black & white & ...Excavated from the archives, this mix was originally broadcast on Kiss FM Melbourne on Tuesday 4th December 2007.

'Death Mix' by Adam Askew (direct link)

Curve - 'Coming Up Roses (Kevin Shields mix)' (Universal promo)
Primal Scream - 'Higher Than The Sun (American Spring mix)' (Creation)
Severed Heads - 'Disease 23' (Nettwerk)
Soft Cell - 'Fun City' (Some Bizzare)
John Foxx - 'You Were There' (Metal Beat)
The Durutti Column - 'Without Mercy B2' (Factory)
Weekend - 'Drum Beat For Baby' (Rough Trade)
Pigbag - 'Wiggling' (Y Records)
Arthur Russell - 'Place I Know' (Audika)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Records I Stole From My Father - Pt.4

summer whineNancy & Lee - 'Summer Wine' 1966

To the best of my knowledge, my Dad has never sported a moustache or owned an acoustic guitar. I don't recall experiencing anything close to a 'velvet morning' in the Askew household either. Ambiguous drug references and circus music was never really an eastern suburbs thing - at least not when I was growing up. I do remember summer wine being quite popular though. Specifically chilled cask wine, which was usually enjoyed during 'me time', in the 'good rooms', with the door shut and us (the children) outside.

Q & A with N & L...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

One Movement - Two Drummers

Perth (or P-Town as one local referred to it) played host to international(esque) music conference/festival One Movement on the weekend. The music may have too often strayed close to the centre-of-the-freeway but there was enough buzz/fuzz-inducing moments to make those of us there want this to become an annual event (music + sun = fuck yeah!). And the crazy-ass drum-off by Sydney's Philadelphia Grand Jury that closed the weekend has already reached legendary status.

One Movement in One Minute: Tomas Ford - Perth's cross between Dan Deacon and Patrick Wolf (his climactic group hug orgy was nice'n'sweaty); female singer/songwriters - too many doing the same thing, blame Kate Miller Heidke (who was a weekend lowlight); I Heart Hiroshima - Brizzy power pop punk trio who pulled off two mighty sets (it's love); taxis in Perth - it's quicker to walk; Injured Ninja - Luke & Kathy Steele's lil bro proves he's the real talent in the family, fusing tek nu-metal with post-punk funk jams and getting it right enough times to be worth watching; wasted spaces - too many no-name acts on the main stages while bands like Wagons and Vents played corker sets on hidden away stages; Matt Larsen - Perth tween on his way to Billy Braggdom (covering The Cure scored him extra points); the streets - acts playing down alleyways, random street corners and venues around the city centre gave the fest a real SxSW vibe. All up, this was a festival run as it should be, scoring extra kudos for the great sound systems everywhere.

But the highlight highlight? The aforementioned Philly J's 'encore' that involved their ex-drummer (now with Art Vs Science) and current drummer beating each other off (so to speak) while the organisers try to stop them and the rest of the band start dismantling the kits.

Please Note: I work for Street Press Australia who flew I Heart Hiroshima to Perth to play at their One Movement showcase with Philadelphia Grand Jury.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Adam Askew - Death Mix

thanks Jim!
After a short break we're back with another Death Mix!

This one was recorded LIVE last Friday 9th October @ South Side Hustle here in Melbourne.

30 minutes of capital 'H' House music.

'Death Mix' by Adam Askew (direct link)

Over And Over And Over
Lolita Part 2
Rock Hard Love
Shame Shame Shame
Higher Tech Jazz
Em Kay Dub
Doctor In The House
T For 2