Black Estate Sessions Volume 1

black-estate-playlist-20150418The Joint likes to dream of DJ’ing with the greats at crucial moments in pop history. Larry Levan in 70’s NYC. Don Letts‘ punky reggae party at The Roxy. DJ Alfredo at Amnesia on Ibiza in the late eighties.

But at our age when we play out it’s not exactly 20,000 people mashed up in field. More like several dozen punters dining at a vineyard. Less “Sorted For E’s & Whizz“. More “Little Old Wine Drinker Me“. Which is exactly why we were invited to play records at the Black Estate Tasting Room & Eatery last Saturday afternoon.

Many thanks to all for making us feel very welcome and a special mention to Waipara DJ Sylvia for helping out. When we ran out of vinyl after 4 hours she filled in with her Lorde LP. Unfortunately we’d stopped recording the set at this point so it was very much a case of you had to be there. Which means in future years, just like with Levan, Letts and Alfredo, thousands will claim they were.

The Joint. Keeping it real(ly mellow).

And here’s the playlist in full…

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  • Kraftwerk – Autobahn
  • Jah Wobble – Get Carter
  • Shocking Pinks – Cutout (Expanding Head Band Version) *NZ*
  • Air – J’ai Dormi Sous L’eau
  • Friendly Fires – Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
  • Nobody – Porpoise Song (Nobody Original Version Instrumental)
  • 808 State – Pacific State-Origin
  • King Midas Sound – Waiting For You
  • King Midas Sound – One Ting
  • Primal Scream – Higher Than The Sun (A Dub Symphony In Two Parts)
  • Shriekback – Lined Up (Disco Mix)
  • Saint Etienne – Kiss And Make Up (Midsummer Madness Mix)
  • Rhye – The Fall
  • Prefab Sprout – Nightingales
  • Fabulous/Arabia – Ballad Of State Highway 1 *NZ*
  • Bruce Springsteen – Dream Baby Dream (Live)
  • Toy – You Won’t Be The Same (Dub)
  • !!! – Me And Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A True Story)
  • Twisted Wires – Half Lives
  • Glass Candy – The Possessed
  • Chromatics – Cherry
  • Jagwar Ma – Man I Need
  • Jagwar Ma – Come Save Me
  • LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great
  • Vicarious Bliss – Theme From Vicarious Bliss (Justice Remix)
  • Lake Heartbeat – Between Dreams
  • Annie – Heartbeat (Alan Braxe Remix)
  • Beyond The Wizards Sleeve – Midas Reversed
  • Kavinsky ‎– Nightcall
  • Lake Heartbeat – Mystery
  • Smiths – Draize Train
  • Shocking Pinks – Smoke Screen (The Glimmers Beyond The Smoke Edit) *NZ*
  • Air – Le Soleil Est Pres De Moi
  • Doprah – Whatever You Want *NZ*
  • Jamie XX – Loud Places
  • Silk Rhodes – Face 2 Face
  • Silk Rhodes – Pains
  • Der Dritte Raum – Tanz der Schlaraffen
  • Roman Flugel – Connecting The Ghost

I ♥ Service Records

Service RecordsLong story (not so) short…

Two months ago I decided to treat myself and buy some Lake Heartbeat and Ikons vinyl from the wonderful Service Records in Sweden.

I’m not a vinyl purist by any stretch of the imagination but I’ve developed the expensive habit of trying to buy my favourite singles / EPs / albums on vinyl – more as souvenirs you understand.

Anyway, several weeks ago I noticed that the records hadn’t arrived. The World Cup had distracted me. I emailed Ola at Service and we decided to give the postal system a chance just in case the records were held up (by the World Cup), but no joy.

Somewhere in the world is a freight handler with an epic record collection. F*cking c*nt.

Last week I emailed Ola, kicking myself that I hadn’t paid insurance, but Ola was a true gentleman and sent me a replacement package when he could easily have told me to shove off (I imagine that record companies get scammed all the time for freebies).

Lo and behold my package arrived a few days ago.

Lake Heartbeat (the “Trust in Numbers” LP is on white vinyl!!!) is Janne Kask and Kalla Kaks produced by Dan Lissvik (of Studio). Imagine Prefab Sprout’s Paddy McAloon hanging out in Gothenburg during a long hot summer and then hooks up with Johnny Marr for some quiet akvavits and oysters. It’s not to everyone’s taste but I love it. Its sweetness makes my heart melt.

Ikons are from Gothenburg, Sweden and are a trippy, psychedelic, wall of sound. You could forgiven for thinking that “Slow Light” is the highlight but the whole album pins you to the wall wanting more. Like the perfect loud gig that you never want to end.

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