Thursday, July 30, 2009


We had a great time this year at the Soundwave Music Festival a couple weeks ago on Vancouver Island. Big thanks to the organizers and everyone involved including all the dancers. Aside from our two night-time sets on the beach with the ocean and moon as a backdrop - one of the highlights was getting to play an afternoon set at the Meadow stage - check out this video:

In General it was a great crowd and great vibe all weekend. Thanks again Soundwave!

Sounds of Summer


Our good mate from Munster, Germany - Malente has done an out of character mix which gets away from his usual heavy electric dance sound. It turned out awesome. As he says it's done in the spirit of late 80's Ibiza Megamixes. He even managed to squeeze in Smalltown's Paul Simon re-edit. Anyways - enjoy summer and enjoy Malente.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Check out this video of Serge Gainsbourg and Whitney Houston having a joint interview in France. Serge you were a glorious dirty old man.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Deep Space Rock

Fans of space, acid and rock 'n roll I highly recommend you check out the BBC4 documentary on Hawkwind to learn all there is to know about the band.

Also watch live footage of Hawkwind performing 'Silver Machine' live. So good!

Also check Hawkwind cover art by Barney Bubbles.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Philadelphia Flyer

Shawn Brackbill photo

I've trumpeted about this guy before and I'm happy to do it again. Believe the music blog hype, Philly psych popster Kurt Vile is the real deal. Recently signed to Matador, Vile's new record on the venerated indie imprint is due in October. Here's the first single, a nice little slice of fuzzed-out pop.

Kurt Vile - Overnite Religion
(via Stereogum)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Cosmo Baker's Michael Jackson Tribute Set


On June 25th Cosmo was in Calgary to play with us at the Hifi Club. When we heard the news of MJ's death it hit us pretty hard and we started compiling all our favorite MJ joints. Then that night at the club Cosmo put together a set which was an unbelievable tribute to Mike. RIP.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Rose Royce

Norman Whitfield (RIP) teamed up with LA funk band Rose Royce in the 70's to make some incredible music. Here's a couple tunes I can listen and relisten to.


Sunday, July 5, 2009


Our main dude Sammy just did a mix for Jaymo & Andy George's show on BBC RADIO 1, and he started his set with the Smalltown Romeo Remix of Party Pushers by FK5. The tracklist and link to the mix are both below.

JAYMO & ANDY GEORGE - In New Music We Trust on BBC Radio 1- Jul 3, 2009


Lil Bo Tweak & Art Bleak- Back Again [Loungin' Recordings]
Ducksauce - You’re Nasty
Thunderheist - Nothing 2 Step 2 (Sammy Banana’s Remix)
Magistrates - Gold Lover (JakWob Remix)
Damn Arms - Destination (Der Die Das Remix) [Bang Gang]
Funkin’ Matt - Sweat (Jaymo & Andy George Edit) [CDR]
Tee Ski & Shab Ruffcut - Iran (His Majesty Andre Remix) [ESP Recordings]

What Went Off At The Weekend
Calvin Harris - Ready For The Weekend (Fake Blood Remix)
Chew Lips - Salt Air [Kitsune]
Boy 8-Bit - Baltic Pine [This Is Music]
Sonic C - Stickin’ [CDR]
Jack Beats - Get Down (VIP Mix) [Cheap Thrills]
Eleze - Teardrop (Ryan Riback’s On The Fire Remix) [CDR]
Little Boots - Remedy (Rusko’s Big Trainers’ Remix) [CDR]
Detboi - Get Low [Cheap Thrills]
Charlie Fan Club - Salome[CDR]
Urchins feat. Spoek - Tickets[CDR]

Surkin Mix
Jamie Fanatic - What’s Happening To Ya (Way Wut’s Zpping Remix) [ Mad Decent]
Planet Patrol - Play at your own Risk [Drum Loop]
Bobmo - Turn on Cop Out [Institubes]
Renaissance Man - What is Guru (Rivastarr Remix) [Sound Pellegrino]
The Juan MacLean - One Day (Surkin Remix)
Mike Dunn - Deep Down (Afrojack Remix)
Plastique de Reve - Resist ft Radical Cheerleader [DFA]
Bobo - Back from the Grave [Institubes]
Armand Van Helden - Hear My Name
Boys Noize - Starter [Boysnoise Records]
Laidback Luke - Need Your Loving [Mixmash]
Life Like - Disco Machine [Drum Loop]
Devone - Energy (Surkin Edit)
Toadally Krossed Out - Toads Theme (Surkin Edit) [Mad Decent]
Surkin - Untitled
Discotheque - I Love to Floss [CDR]
Shake Aleti - Digital Connection [Free Download]
Empire of the Sun - Walking on the Sun (Bowski Remix) [CDR]
Chairlift - Evident Utensil (Sinden Remix) [CDR]
Ridney - Le Funk Supernova [CDR]
Dmerit -Stuck on you (Phantoms Revenge Remix)
Tom Staar - Erm [Unsigned]

Sammy Bananas Mix
Fort Knox Five - The Party Pushers (Smalltown Romeo Mix)
Kid Sister - Get Fresh (Alex Gopher Remix)
DJ Gant-Man - Juke Dat Girl (Greenmoney Mix)
Telephoned - Dancing On Me (Ft Jahdan Blakkamoore)
DK - Go Bananas
Sammy Bananas - Move Ya Body
Duck Sauce - Anyway
The Juan Maclean - One Day (Surkin Remix)
Bag Raiders vs. Sammy Bananas - Fun Punch ft. Ms. Wilds


Our homie Nick Thayer just put out the latest installment in his Thizz Disco Mixtape series, this one features the Smalltown Romeo tune Necromanic. Nice one Nick.



Party Like Us - AC Slater (Palms Out Sounds)
This tune sounds like a truckload of airhorns crashed into a truckload of sirens whilst DJ Kool shouts about it. How can you not like that?

Be My Baby - Haggstrom (Flat Out Records)
Man this guy is killing it. This tune is the phatness. The remix he has just done for Drumattic Twins is tits too. This tune makes me think of a guy doing yo-yo tricks.

Freaky Ho (Acapella) - The Bodysnatchers (Passenger)

Quit Touchin (Nick Thayer Edit) - Bird Peterson (CDR)
Bird Peterson is like some hit making machine. The groove on this is so tasty. How can you not put your head down and run straight to party town when you hear this?

Necromaniac - Smalltown Romeo (CDR)
Smalltown Romeo OWNS shit all over Canada and they are spreading. The way the bassline moves around the beat is killer and the 'Gettin hiiiiigh, up to the skyyyyy' vocal?! Daym.

Bill Cosby Sweater (Kazey & Bulldog Mix) - Oh Snap! (Sweat It Out)
Kazey & Bulldog make music that could give your grandma ants in her pants. Their 'Big Truck' joint is another. Plus any vocal about 'being fresh'? How can you lose.

Pick It Up - Nick Thayer & MatCant (
Always loved the original Faith Evans tune, and then of course the AV8 version that I think was on Deadly Avengers' label too?

Back To Beat - Loveys & Yusef (Tragic Magic)
This is what awesome sounds like. If you load the tune into Serato or any computer program you can see what awesome looks like too.

Yap That Fool - A Skillz & Nick Thayer (Insane Bangers)
We had a lot of fun making this. Did you know those horns are from an old Sam & Dave tune? The flip to 'Soul Man' actually. Adam had it on 7".

Whut (Nick Thayer Rmx) - TNT (CDR)
Dynamite pretending to be Lil Jon! Whaaat!?!?

Hear The Drummer Get Wicked - Chad Jackson (Big Wave)
I used to clear dancefloors with my dancing to this joint. I paid $57 for my copy on vinyl too.

Lights Out (Nick Thayer Rmx) - The Cuban Brothers (CDR)
I love the Cuban Brothers. I was rapt when they asked me to remix this. How could you not utilize that Chuck D line. I tried to encapsulate ensuing nudity (if you seen them live you know what I'm talking bout), but not sure how successful I was.

Let It Go feat Nfa - Nick Thayer (Passenger)
Nfa is my boy. This track went through at least 19 versions before we got there. Remixes coming from Scottie B & Fort Knox 5 too.

The Champ (Nick Thayer vs Herve Rmx) - The Mohawks (CDR)
I made a little edit of this to DJ with, and then Herve did his. Like a sort of civil ceremony or something.

Cocaine & Coffee - Nick Thayer feat Will Styles (Passenger)
This is a showcase for my FutureRetro 'Revolution', which is basically a model of the Roland TB303. It went through the irreplacable Prunes & Custard pedal too.

State Of Ghetto Jackin (Dave Nada Remix) - Baobinga (Trouble & Bass)
Dave Nada gets all over. Between this shit and his Nadastrom project seems like he is trying to corner the market. He is like the McDonalds of club music. In a good way.

Rockin It - Black Noise feat Nick Thayer (Southern Fried)
Wobbly wompy stuff. The waveform for this on Serato looks really strange. It has holes in the middle. I would take a screen shot but I am not that savvy.

I Am Here - Heavyfeet (Passenger)
These guys are in a league of their own. I pretty much play everything they do.

$pend My Money (Nick Thayer Rmx Instrumental) - Bass Kleph (Vacation)
Remixing Bass Kleph is always pretty easy as he gives you such nice parts to work with. I was making a lot of edits of those kinda bassline tunes (like that Agent X rmx of
Dizzee Rascal etc) so I just wanted to kinda throw all that into one pot when I did this.

The Fly Bi (Acapella) - Sparks & Kie (White)
A classic. Always loved this acapella. I used to run it over Soul Of Man's 'Acid Punch'. I was cleaning out my hard drive the other day and stumbled across it and it is now firmly entrenched in my sets.

Warrior's Dance (Benga Rmx) - The Prodigy (TMTTH)
I love the hook on this tune, and Benga's remix is like jumping into a vat of jam. Very sticky.

Adachigahara's Theme - Shock One (Viper)
Shock One's drum and bass stuff is lethal too, but how insane is the production on this joint?! The subs on that first drop feel like you're doing one of those anti-g drop things at a theme park.

The Blank - Skism (Wicky Lindows)
And this one! The edits are mad. Let's hope dubstep doesn't go TOO edit crazy. We all saw what happened with BT. But this is just the right amount of nerdling around.

Gangsters (Muffler Rmx) - Rico Tubbs (Menu Music)
That Gangsters vocal sounds better in the half time jump up mould.

Timewarp - Sub Focus (Ram)
This is so bubbly. If they were to remake Macbeth a la Baz's Romeo & Juliet this is what would be playing during the three witches scene at the start whilst they did that 'Bubble bubble toil and trouble' bit.

Swagga Like Us (Nick Thayer Rmx) - The Rap Pack (CDR)
Got rid of the rubbish auto tune and just let Jay Z's verse smash it. Is there a better rapper alive?

Rock It - Sub Focus (Ram)
Didn't actually mean to include two Sub Focus tunes, but it just kinda happened. This is what happens when drum and bass wears spandex. And it is aaaallllllll good. More please.

Creator (Acapella) - Santogold (Downtown Music)
Never really gelled with the Santogold album, but she has attitude by the bollock load.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Vox Mark IV Bass

Note the teardrop-shaped bass Saxon's playing in the Seeds vid posted below. It's a Vox Mark IV, famously endorsed by Bill Wyman of the Stones, who reportedly thought it sucked but played it for the money anyway.

Sky Saxon

Seems like alot of entertainers died on June 25, 2009. These guys were baller.

Thursday, July 2, 2009