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Last night's DJ set at Tigermilking went well. The night was held at The Chapel, an upmarket pub in Islington with a church-style pulpit for the DJ booth; that reminded me a bit of the Rochester Castle in Fitzroy, where Poplounge and Fanclub were. The feel of the night was similar to those at times (though a bit more of a mixed bag; there were people playing funk/soul sets and pop-goth sets, and when I got up to play, I had people requesting Cyndi Lauper (repeatedly) and "some hip-hop/garage". (Needless to say, I politely declined.)

The night started off with hazyjayne doing a short set from iTunes, and doing quite a decent job of it; then several other people played, as mentioned. I was last on, at 1AM to 3AM, inheriting a dancefloor full of people and mostly keeping them dancing, and then winding the night down, before getting home with dawn's ominous glow in the eastern sky. Thank the gods for night buses, I say.

Set list:
  • Christian Bruhn - Ford Capri II
  • Prop vs. Stereolab - Statice
  • ninetynine - Wöekenender (sort of a request)
  • Primal Scream - Velocity Girl
  • Pulp - Common People
  • Le Tigre - Much Finer
  • Belle & Sebastian - The Boy With The Arab Strap
  • Spearmint - Sweeping The Nation
  • Mid-State Orange - Summer In Disguise
  • The Field Mice - Coach Station Reunion
  • The Hummingbirds - Blush
  • Morrissey - Suedehead (request)
  • Last Party - Barbecued
  • Romeo Void - Never Say Never (starting a disco-punk subset; thanks to andy_yayus for pointing me to this track)
  • The Clash - This Is Radio Clash
  • Electric Six - Gay Bar
  • The Hotts - Disco Zombies
  • Talkshow Boy - OMG I <3 LiveJournal (And My LiveJournal <3's Me)
  • Clag - Goldfish
  • Lush - Lovelife
  • The Jam - A Town Called Malice
  • The Smiths - I Want The One I Can't Have
  • Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
  • Broadcast - Come On Let's Go
  • Sambassadeur - Between The Lines
  • Girls Are Short - Karate Ninjas
  • Architecture In Helsinki - Like A Call (I was going to play Do The Whirlwind, but the previous DJ had done that)
  • ninetynine - San Pedro de Atacama
  • My Favorite vs. Future Bible Heroes - Homeless Club Kids (ta to Dickon for putting me onto them)
  • Moz - Everyday Is Like Sunday (another request)
  • Black Box Recorder - It's Only The End Of The World (a good track to finish on, IMHO)

It was more of a challenge than the Lounge AC30 sets, as I had to pick tracks to keep the crowds moving, which is why I played more crowd-pleasers. Because of the location, many of the Fanclub crowd-pleasers (The Hummingbirds' Blush, Mid-State Orange's Summer In Disguise) fell somewhat flat; I didn't try the standard Fanclub floor-filler, Ratcat's Don't Go Now, but I suspect it'd get a similarly cool reception; then again, the DJ before me did play some Architecture In Helsinki. Other than that, London and Melbourne are really not all that different.

The tracks that got the best responses were Pulp (as at Fanclub), Belle & Sebastian (people were singing along), Spearmint (something you wouldn't get in Melbourne), the Jam track (and, indeed, anything with a Motownesque groove can probably be said to work on Londoners) and the Electric Six track.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the next Tigermilking; I'm already making a list of things to bring.

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On July 16th, 2005 07:03 pm (UTC), hazyjayne commented:
High praise indeed....

... you weren't so bad yourself... ;)
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On July 16th, 2005 10:27 pm (UTC), gths commented:
Cyndi Lauper, heh. I'd probably have blown them off by playing "I Drove All Night". Well, if I had it...
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On July 18th, 2005 02:37 am (UTC), andy_yayus commented:
KF wins again
Ah Andrew you've outdone yourself again. Another ace set and pairing with hazyjayne seems like a great combination. So glad it went well. I think you're so brave putting on those Australian bands, how does Clag go down? And The Hotts? Would loved to have been there for the Girls Are Short track. Have you heard Nikita and The Snakes? I'll send you their CD once I've got it.
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On July 18th, 2005 04:17 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Nikita and the Snakes
I haven't had a chance to hear Nikita and the Snakes, actually; a copy would be good.

Actually, I should probably email Yolanda; she expressed an interest in doing the Plastic Passion vocals.
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On July 18th, 2005 09:47 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Australian bands
Btw, the Australian bands mostly went down OK, though people didn't recognise them and took the opportunity to stop dancing and get a drink. There were maybe two people getting down to Disco Zombies. People seemed to not mind the Clag track either. Next time I'll make more use of the old trick of segueing to unknown tracks from similar-sounding crowd-pleasers (i.e., The Smiths' This Charming Man to ninetynine's The Specialist, or similar).
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On July 25th, 2005 08:49 pm (UTC), andy_yayus replied:
Re: Australian bands
Yeah, that's a gerat technique that seguing. Funny to think of even 2 people dancing to Disco Zombies. Been out of the DJing loop for a while now, stopped buying music as I need to make mine, and come over and hear yours.
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On July 26th, 2005 03:56 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Re: Australian bands
The two in question were probably drunk.
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On July 18th, 2005 07:18 am (UTC), datakid23 commented:
...and I was listening to RatCat this weekend, too....nice

btw where is ninetynine's San Pedro de Atacama from?

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On July 18th, 2005 07:23 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
The Receiving the Sounds of Science Fiction EP released a year or two ago through the Dark Beloved Cloud record club; the tracks will probably end up on the next album, which is due out sometime soon.
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On July 18th, 2005 07:27 am (UTC), datakid23 commented:
dude, I posted that about 5 minutes ago - give us a chance to breathe...:)

I played ninetynine's version of iron man on the car tape this weekend - it's a doozy!
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On July 18th, 2005 07:41 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
I just checked ninetynine.org for news; it looks like two tracks from Receiving The Sounds are on a new best-of compilation out on Barcelona label Strange Ones.
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On July 22nd, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC), missimeri commented:
heh, Yay Us once did a cover of Cyndi Lauper's Money Changes Everything. It was cool. Don't diss the Lauper.
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On July 23rd, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Cool.

As far as covers go, I had an electropop cover of Sweet Child O' Mine, but hazyjayne already played that earlier in the evening.
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On July 26th, 2005 12:36 pm (UTC), thirdsodium commented:
I went on the recommendation of a friend and would like to give a 'woo hoo!' to the person who played jens lekman. Alas I was with people who didn't want to dance (booo!)
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