Thursday, August 30, 2007



We try not to use this blog to promote our stuff and instead keep it focused on inane chat, amateur music journalism and novelty youtube videos. However we´re pretty excited to be nominated for a DIGITAL MUSIC AWARD and so we´d be very grateful if you could vote for us in the ´Best Eelectronic Artist of DJ´ category by clicking here

We are also nominated in the best breakthrough band category, but that is panel judged. In other news, we played Ibiza rocks last night with We Are Scientists, bit of a weird gig that, it was in the tennis court at the hotel where george michael filmed Club Tropicana, for those too young to remember:

In the song he says the drinks are free, it was a big let down to find out THAT WAS A LIE. Ill never trust george again. anyway, WAS were ace and lovely blokes

peace n that



P.S. some of the gigs on the tour are sold out on our website but you can still get tickets at other outlets, like

Saturday, August 18, 2007


Last year when people used to ask us about the 'grindie scene' in interviews James coined the phrase; 'it's not a scene, it's a mixtape,' because it seemed to us that there wasn't really a massive crossover going on beyond Statiks infamous mixtape. However since then it seems we've been proved wrong with loads of collabs popping up on record and live... Dizzee with Arctics, Bizzle with Gallows/Kate Nash/Doherty/Yourcodenameis:milo, Kano with Damon Alban, Ordinary Boys with Lady Sov , Statik with all sorts and possibly, the most unexpected of all The Hoosiers and Tinchy Stryder?!?

Damon Albarn, Kano and Scratch Africa Express.

Bizzle and Gallows on tour.

Arctics & Dizzee at Glasto.

It's easy to be cynical and say the relationship exists because it allows indie bands to grab a bit of credibility while grime artists get a bit of mainstream exposure, yet if you hear any of the acts involved talk about what their doing it more often than not comes across as sincere mutual admiration for what different groups of people are doing. Regardless, whats really exciting about all this is that the young fans coming through now seem totally open to 'urban' and 'indie' music co-existing on the same stage. For example Blaise Belleville, at All Age Concerts has been putting on gigs for under 18s that feature JME alongside Foals and Jack Penate alongside Tinchy Stryder, all of which sell out, while at the 18+ side of things Styleslut have been put on Wiley alongside BonoMustDie.

Next week we've got the Reading and Leeds gigs which are a massive deal for us as we've been going to the festivals ourselves for years. We're on Friday in Leeds and Sunday in Reading. For those going to Leeds, make sure you get up on the Thursday to see the finest Leeds bands (Forward Russia, Sky Larkin, Shut Your Eyes) play a special welcoming party on site organized by DTTR.

Also, check out our myspace blog, for pictures from our trip to Japan.



(NOTE: thanks to Chantelle Fiddy, where I found the Damon/Kano vid.)

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


We are going to Japan,

asides from trying to get our Japanese record label's PR team on the phone to the Bape central offices what should we be doing or looking out for? We got all evenings and a whole day off in Tokyo. I wanna eat sushi, ramen drink Saki and Japanese beer, some raw beef, buy loads of proper manga (even though I can't read it), maybe some porn (just so it can be read openly on a train), buy some toys (I heard Nintendo DS carts are universal, true?) and eat off the body of a naked virgin (I heard there are places that do this.) Suggestions please people?!?! I saw this trick worked nicely on another blog.

Where is Johnathan Ross when you need him?