ew uh.

devoted to the NOT.

it’s like, uh, where do you want to be taken…

my apologies for not posting over the weekend. acquiring a new roommate meant acquiring an extra bit of spending money so that spending money was obviously put towards a luxurious jetblue flight to good old new yolk city. i say yolk because that city has some fantastic brunch. it was ridiculously cold, but it was grrreat to catch up with my mates and experience one of the greatest dj’s (in my opinion) for the 5th time in my life (plaslaiko never gets old). i even saw that chick from flight of the conchords! anyways, it’s good to be back in good old purgatory again. there’s only so many yankees new era caps, air jordans and nike hi-top everything i can take in a weekend.

big respect on mostly everyone’s support for new orleans last night. chicagoins really do have large, warm, gooey hearts for humans that survive some sort of tragedy and overcome the impossible. if i had more money, i would’ve done more hammisons out of respect, but there’s no need to be some sort of lame brain lush. i don’t even have any interest in american football, but i was pretty happy that they won the super bowl. wonder if the conservative obama haters out there are going to call the game fixed because he stated in his interview last night that he wanted them to win (since the colts beat his bears and they’re already favored…good man, good man)? would be pretty funny if that was brought up, lets hope it doesn’t and the debaters out there just talk shit about the shitty commercials aired.

moving on. ninja tune strikes the empty bottle once again…and for a FREE show!

king cannibal headlines with a dj set, but the openers are some of chicago’s finest.

here’s the ninja tune bio:

Art school dropout ZILLA (government name Dylan Richards) began working on his own brand of super-evolved mixes towards the latter end of the nineties as a reaction to the glut of uninspiring mix compilations that had began to flood the industry. The first salvo against conformity was A Friendly Game of Chess , a self-funded, hand-sprayed, highly under-the-counter mix project with Lex Records DJ and friend Buddy Peace. The highly stylised conceptual expression of work that combined a rich fusion of textures together with strong themes and motifs began to ignite more than their own imaginations, selling out in just 48 hours and earning high praise on a global scale.

A Friendly Game Of Chess was swiftly followed by solo mixtape strike One Foot In The Fire, One Fist In The Air which earned numerous comparisions to Coldcuts 70 Minutes Of Madness’. Comprised of almost 100 tracks from Autechre to Britney Spears, interviews and spoken word interludes, the CD sold-out in a day, attracted attention from all corners and ended up in many a Best of 2004 list. Among those with their ears to the ground were Trash supremo Erol Alkan, notorious London promoters Wheels Instead of Hooves and the heads of both Ninja Tune and Warp Records.

After 2 appearances on the legendary Solid Steel radio show, the honour of being the first unsigned act to play at Strictly Kev & D.Ks Solid Steel clubnight, 4 sets with Buddy Peace at Dedbeat 04 in the course of one weekend and a number of European dates, Warp Records stepped in and invited Buddy Peace & ZILLA to compile a retrospective of the label. Released late September 2004 as part of the ‘WARP VISION The Videos’ DVD, the mix entitled ‘Watch And Repeat Play’ was a startlingly original tour de force, over 70 minutes the two DJs re-worked and re-wired the label’s back catalogue, twisting the already twisted into sonic maelstrom.

The Warp Vision Audio Visual / Resfest Tour followed, with appearances alongside artists such as Plaid, Chris Cunningham, Seiji, Mike Paradinas and Funkstorung and invitations to play at the Glade Festival, Trash, The Warp Summer Ball and The Poke Xmas Rave. It was these shows and the experience of playing live that inspired ZILLAs latest mix Grinted Teeth & Brawlsville , a year in the making, it was a more uptempo and aggressive yet challenging body of work that manages to find the link between party starting crunk of Lil’ Jon and the dancefloor destroying sonics of The Aphex Twin.

Once again the great and the good were suitably impressed with praise coming from the likes of Kid 606, Knifehandchop and, again, Erol Alkan. The success of Grinted Teeth and ‘ZILLA’s growing reputation led to Domino Records inviting him to remix the final single from Test-Icicles, ‘Biggest Mistake’, a remix which has been rapturously received by everyone from Laurent Garnier to Lo Recordings Jon Tye who went on to release ‘ZILLA’s remix of The Chap’s ‘Premier At Last’. This was quickly followed by ‘ZILLA’ and Autechre remixes of Unique 3 ‘s The Theme (Fat! Records), .

2006 saw ‘ZILLA’ going back the lab and perfecting his twisted new sound, an industrial take on dancehall, dubstep & drum n bass. Demos and material started to leak out and with tunes receiving massive support from Amon Tobin (Ninja Tune,) Kid 606, Combat Recordings and Rag And Bone Records. ‘ZILLA’ was invited to record material for Kid 606’s Shockout label, Rag & Bone Records, Combat Records and Uncharted Audio and put together remixes for Black Grass and New Flesh.

2008 looks set to be a year of true Cannibal Carnage due to massive radio support in the form of the recent BBC Radio 1 Scorn Vs King Cannibal Soundclash Special and Aragami Style receiving HEAVY rotation on Mary Anne Hobb’s Experimental show , planned collaberations with Bong-Ra, remixes for The Qemists ft Wiley, Ghislain Poirier, Scorn and Ebola his EP on Bong Ra’s Kriss Records and appearances at numerous festivals all squeezed around the recording schedule for King Cannibal’s debut LP for his proud new home, Ninja Tune.

impressive to say the least. opening up are searchl1te featuring entro, quadratic label and phaded. i know that phaded is the smartbar dubstep resident dj so if you can’t take heavy bass…don’t go to this place. on the other hand, seems like everyone and their cool young mothers are into dubstep so i might advise showing up on time.

do i really need to give you the address for the empty bottle? it’s been posted like 3 times already.

uh yea, so last but not least…i’m holding back my thoughts about this photo for maybe another day, or over a beer. i prefer the ladder:

Advertisements

Filed under: Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: