Marty’s Back Room Boogie Experiments 6

Been a while. I’m back for a short time only. Being that it’s our club, 69, tomorrow night… or tonight even, then I thought I’d share some of the tunes that are bagged, and set to rock this 69 in a few hours. (maybe) 

I’ll try and be brief, and list some records that I think should be rocking (loosely speaking of course) the club, and not whitter on. You don’t really need a back story do u.. but we’ll see how that goes.

So here’s what’s on my deck now….Heatstick – Deviation (PAN29), Trackman Lafonte & Bonquiqui – The Feeling The Force (Creme), Max D – Orgies of the Hemp Eaters (Future Times), Carl Davis – Planet E, Yon blue vinyl Bunker thing, Marcus Mixx on Fit, Aster – Danza (Hivern HVN014), Mutant Beat Dance, etc etc… and a few oldies that have made it in there. Laurent X – Drowning in a Sea of House (House Nation), Drewsky – Temper Tantrum (Nitelife), Moog – Lire (Rhythm-Tech)… and maybe some others.

Experiment Incest – Desire – Undergound Wave 3 (Walhalla) Couple of Belgique chaps from about 1985. Sounds like it could be on Viewlexx. 

Stingray – Unknown to the Unknown (UTTU025) Has hit the mark for me in last few weeks, just when know that way when you’ve been listening to records for a few hours, and you don’t think anything additional is quite going to float your boat, well this did. Subtle and effective. Don’t know if it will be quite so effective on the 69 dancefloor right enough. 

I’m trying not to wax / talk shite about records, but I can see I’m failing. Especially on this one…

Well that’s about it for another Friday Back Room Boogie Experiment. I’m away to listen to some good records. 

Staff Top 5’s – Dan ‘Monox’ Lurinsky

Whilst nursing a bad back, shop manager Dan has been playing the hell out of these.

1  Villan X ft Kold / Dcantu Disparate Implementaion (Sequencias)

Q-Chip / Cestrian – Split EP (Bunker)

Alex Cortex – Live At Monox (MNX Recordings)

Marco Bernardi  – The Burning Love Ensemble (Royal Oak)

Simoncino – Dreams (L.I.E.S)

Ableton Price-Drop Promotion!

Our favourite software developers, the mighty Ableton Live, have announce a belter of a price-drop promotion. It kicks off today and runs up until Monday the 18th June. Savings of up to 33% to be had… Check it here.

Deals as follows;

Ableton Suite 8 was £499.99 now £379.99

Ableton Live 8 was £299.99 now £239.99

Ableton Live Intro was £89.99 now £69.99

Ableton Live Lite to Suite upgrade was £449.99 now £299.99

Ableton Intro to Suite upgrade was £449.99 now £299.99

Ableton Live Lite to Live 8 upgrade was £249.99 now £189.99

Ableton Intro to Live 8 upgrade was £249.99 now £189.99

Sontronics microphones

Sontronics are a relative newcomer to the microphone block, having been founded in 2005 by Trevor Coley. They’ve got an incredible range of microphones that offer seriously high performance at affordable prices. Check out the seriously cool Saturn microphone for proof.

We’ve been pretty impressed by their output since taking the brand on and thought it was about time that we shared our enthusiasm for their mics. Current favourites from these guys include the aforementioned Saturn for that retro sound but we’ve also been loving the STC-2 and the newer STC-2X. Both are large diaphragm condensers that are perfect for vocals, guitars and a whole host of other recording applications. They are also, as we’ve come to expect from Sontronics, seriously good value for money.

Oh yeah, they don’t just do microphones either. Check out Trevor introducing the Chimera preamplifier to Paul from Sound on Sound here.

And all of this without even mentioning the ludicrous promotion they are doing…

Grab yourself an STC-2X and get the STC-10 free right here or here.