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Friday, 30 March 2012

BANG THE BOX promo mix

44 tracks in 52 minutes! Nuff bangin 808s and 909s!! Some of this crazy new "rapping" fad!!!

It's my promo mix for Bang The Box, which is starting this Friday at Night and Day Café on Oldham St, Manchester. [https://www.facebook.com/events/251145908303365/] Here's a taster of what to expect - from acid house to bitch house and from Miami bass to New Orleans bounce:

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BANG THE BOX Mix by Theniallist on Mixcloud



BIG FREEDIA - Look At Her
BIG FREEDIA - Azz Everywhere
PRINCE - 1999 (New Orleans Bounce Edit)
MISSY ELLIOT - Joy
SOUL SONIC FORCE - Looking For The Perfect Beat
KRAFTWERK - The Man Machine (live)
NEWCLEUS - Jam On It
EGYPTIAN LOVER - What Is A DJ?
DEREK B - Rock The Beat (Bonus Beat)
RUFUS & CHAKA KHAN - Ain't Nobody
MC TWIST & THE DEF SQUAD - Just Rock
FUNKADELIC (Not Just ) Knee Deep
SNOOP DOGG Who Am I? (Acapella)
THE NIALLIST Dance Club (Haunted Edit)
THE NIALLIST Dance Club (acapella)
SISSY NOBBY Lay Me Down (DJ Sega Mix)
A GUY CALLED GERALD Voodoo Ray
ADONIS Two The Max
JJ FAD Supersonic
HANNAH HOLLAND Transexual Bass
HOUSEMASTER BOYS House Nation
PIERRE'S PFANTASY CLUB Dream Girl
FAST EDDIE Hip House
AZEALIA BANKS Liquorice
LONE Pineapple Crush
THE 2 BEARS Bear Hug (acapella)
T-TOTAL & FERAL Phearsome Bitch
MASTER AT WORK The Ha Dance (KenLou Mix)
CUNT TRAX Beats Werkin'
THE 2 BEARS Bear Hug (Niallist Acid Mixx)
ELECTROSEXUAL Discolition (Niallist RoboVogue Edit)
STEVE POINDEXTER Work That Motherfucker
CHERIE LILY Werk (Nita's Battle Ready Mix)
SPANK ROCK Put That Pussy On Me (Diplo Mix)
2 LIVE CREW Throw That D
MURK If You Really Love Someone (Murk Groove)
CAJMERE Percolator
TRONCO TRAX Walk 4 Me
LIPPS INC Funkytown
PHUTURE Acid Trax
DONNA SUMMER I Feel Love
THE NIALLIST Work It (acapella)
SEX BAND I Have Got The Answer

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

TRANARCHY does "212"



The second Tranarchy video of the week! This one is a performance/hommage clip recreating Azealia Banks' floor-filler "212" with upcoming legendary children Fiona Ledgard and Sebastian. Quite a lot of editing work went in to this, but I am pleased with the results:

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Supporting HUNX AND HIS PUNX 13th May



Me and Kurt Dirt will be presenting a Tranarchy live revue as support at this gig at the Islingotn Mill on Sunday May 13th. Exciting! Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/248617708559569/

Monday, 26 March 2012

TRAMARCHY official video

So here it is, filmed mostly by Sian Williams and edited by me. I think we did a pretty good job!

Saturday, 24 March 2012

TRAMARCHY!!!!

OMG WE FREAKIN DID IT!!! With no hassle and no cops!!!



This was a wonderful, magical experience that I am glad I got to share with some of my best friends :-) Also big up to the Metrolink Security who, after a few minutes debating, let us continue on our journey back into Manchester city centre! You'll see that on the official video coming very very soon, but for now here's a couple of short clips:



Thursday, 22 March 2012

NIALLIST special on ALL FM

I was a guest and tune selector for the wonderful Fiona Ledgard's "Anything Goes" breakfast show on Manchester's ALL FM. I had a great time (even though it was early in the morning) and you can listen to me talking nonsense here:



Is it all over my face? I'M IN LOVE DANCING!

Manchester's very own internationally renouned performer and producer THE NIALLIST joined me live in the ALL FM studio. He played tracks off his AMAZING new party album 'The Niallist AKA' and he talked about his collaborations, Tranarchy, a lesson on vogue, bears, language on the dragqueen scene and other interesting and empowing things!

He also played music from J. J. FAD to Loose Joints!


Thanks Fiona! :-D Here is what we played:

Dead Kennedys - Kill The Poor
Missy Elliot - Slide
The Niallist - Work It
Egyptian Lover - My House On the Nile
The Niallist & Cherie Lily - Dance Club (Party Party)
The Niallist & Zsa Zsa Noir & CHRISTEENE - I'm Weird
JJ Fad - Supersonic
The Niallist & Scream Club & Beth Ditto - If U Want It
The Niallist & Ms Mac D - I Came
Saltylips - If Yr A Bear (Niallist Remix)
Bad Taste Barbies - Working Up A Sweat (Niallist Remix)
Love Unlimited Orchestra - Strange Games & Things
Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face (Larry Levan Mix)

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Tranarchy SECRET FLASHMOB PARTY!!



THIS SATURDAY!!! This is gonna be fucking EPIC!!



I have put together a wee mix that is the soundtrack to the party - this is what you will hear, can you guess where it is yet??

Flash And The Pan - Waiting For the Train (intro)
Dance Reaction - Disco Train
Rhianna - S&M (acapella)
Telex - Moskow Disko
Azelia Banks - 212
S'Express - Theme From S'Express
Rose Royce - Is It Love You're After?
Salsoul Orchestra - Love Break
Madonna - Vogue
McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin Us Now
MFSB - TSOP (Soul Train theme)
O'Jays - Love Train (Extended Mix)
Flash And The Pan - Waiting For the Train (outro)

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Niallist & House Machine(s) "Box Jammin'" video

Just a wee thang I filmed for Bang The Box - basically the into of my House Machine live set:

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Whitby weekend

We spent the weekend in the delightful seaside town of Whitby, also well know for being a location used in Dracula and a notorious hang out for goths. There will be more photos soon, but I managed to pick up this BAD ASS t-shirt in the Whitby House Of Fashion:

Friday, 16 March 2012

Tranarchy pres CHERIE LILY Live!

ARRGGHHH YESSS!!! One of our favourtie performers is making her UK llive debut with us!! CHERIE LILY!! This is happening on April 13th at Kraak gallery in MCR - BE THERE:



FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

'Purple Naked Ladies' review on Soundblab

I was blown away by 'Purple Naked Ladies', the debut album by The Internet (part of the OFWGKTA fam and featuring Syd Tha Kid, the openly gay female dj for Tyler The Creator). So much so that I wrote this review for Soundblab mag, mentioneing Stereolab, Martine Topley-Byrd, Organized Noize, Erykah Badu and more:

Don't you just hate it when your opinions are proved wrong? I mean you thought about them for like, an hour. Or maybe even less, say ten seconds. Even if you just read that shit somewhere else and thought "that'll do", it doesn't matter because those opinions are YOURS and define who YOU ARE and having them contradicted can be painful and confusing.

Well, I'll let you in on a little secret: I love that shit. I love feeling that confusion of "NOW what am I supposed to think?" Because you know what, when things are uncertain, unsure, when you feel like your mind is free-falling at great speed - that's when you feel most alive.

Being brutally honest: I had no great burning desire to hear The Internet, I just went into the Soundblab back room to grab a certain release for review and noticed that this album hadn't been claimed yet. The album I wanted as already gone (seconds after we were told it had come in!) so I grabbed PNL as it was just there and I thought "I can do a quick enough hack job on this, get some anti-OFWGKTA angst off my chest".

Holy shit.


Yep I gave the album a 9/10. I wasn't expecting to like this record, my reasons having a lot to do with my preconceptions of Tyler and OFWGKTA, and the process of mentalyl unpacking those presumptions is a big part of the review. Here's the video for band's "She DGAF":

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

TROUBLE AT T'MILL Friday April 27th

Which Mill? Islington Mill of course! This dj-fest has been organized by Trash-O-Rama and I am looking forward to sharing some decks time with the mighty Drunk At Vogue team!



Event page for Trash-O-Rama's Trouble At T'Mill.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Hmmmm...

Someone has uploaded my track with Brassica "Without You I'm Nothing" to YouTube.

While I appreciate that this person must like this tune a lot to do this, this song has never been released (so how did they get it?) and remains unfinished (so I'm going to ask them to take it down):



EDIT

So I had a little chat with the uploader who was very understanding and graciously took the clip down, as you can see. Thank you!

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Skool Of Rock Mix on DM



I posted the Skool Of Rock mix to Dangerous Minds, as a gesture of peace between the disco and rock camps (wtf?? this IS the 21st century, yeah?) and so far the reaction has been pretty good. And besides, any excuse to use this ADORABLE picture of kids dressed as Kiss is worth using!




ELO “Don’t Bring Me Down (Trippy Disco Re-Edit)”
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL “Favourite Son”
ROCKETS “On The Road Again”
EDWIN STARR “The Rock”
CHILLY “For Your Love”
KISS “I Was Made For Lovin’ You”
TANTRA “Hills Of Katmandu (Patrick Cowley Megamix / Automan Edit)”
LED ZEPPELIN “Whole Lotta Love (Acapella)”
MATERIAL “Bustin’ Out”
ZZ TOP “Legs (Metal Mix)”
GIORGIO MORODER “Evolution”
MACHO “Not Tonight (Dimitri From Paris Re-Edit)”
SKATT BROS “Walk The Night (Album Version)”
QUEEN “Another One Bites The Dust”
DAVID BOWIE “Stay”
WINGS “Goodnight Tonight (Trippy Disco Re-Edit)”

Friday, 9 March 2012

Daniel Wang mix for Common Cause


Me and Danny hanging out in Glasgow.


So apparently my good disco bud Danny Wang put together a wee comp of disco obscurities for the Common Cause folks in Germany. I dunno how I missed that, but I did and if you've missed it too then you should know it has been removed from the Common Cause Soundcloud page now (to make room for more mixes). :( Bummer!

BUT fear not, as I grabbed the mix just before it was deleted and uploaded it to Sendspace for all to share!!! YAY :)

This comp is a goodyin, unmixed (surprisingly) and focusing on that smooth soul-disco sound we have come to know and love from the Wangster. You can download the mix here. It kicks off with this ACE Japanese disco-soul gem from 1983, and just gets better and better:

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Tranarchy Live Revue @ Stroke Club



This gig was kinda sprung on us at short notice, but after the bare minimum of rehearsals it turned out to be one of the most fun I've done in Manchester! I performed two tracks as part of the Tranarchy Revue, along with two from Joyce, and 3 by our ring leader Kurt Dirt. Saltylips headlined and pulled out a really bangin' set that sounded the best we've ever heard 'em. Thanks loads to the lovely Steve, Nathan and Alex for the gig!

Me doing my best Ron Mael, backing up Kirt Dirt:


The Tranarchy Fam in effect:


An action shot of Kurt:


Me and Kurt go-go dancing for Saltylips during "If Yr A Bear":

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Menergy March flyer

Am loving the new Menergy flyer! Great work by Mutate Design:



Monday, 5 March 2012

Niallist @ Tranarchy v Bollox, live review by Soundblab




A live review of my mixtape launch at Tranarchy v Bollox the other week courtesy of Soundblab magazine, featuring a very funny photo of one Louise Woodcock!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

SSION 'My Love Grows In The Dark'



I am becoming obsessed with the new video by SSION. Their album 'Bent' was one of my very favourites form last year, but now with accompanying visuals it's taking on a life of its own. It's deceptively (un)simple and excellently produced, and it deserves to be huge. I hope one day to do something as good as this: