It’s Friday, It’s 4am…

It’s time for our Miss-Shapes playlist!

Tonight was really good.  We messed up a few tracks, but the atmosphere was great, and there seemed to be more people dancing and staying till the end which was fantastic.

Early Set
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Moloko – The Time is Now
AlpineStarz – Carbon Kid
Misteeq – Scandelous (Whoops this was meant to be Don’t Falter)
Saint Etienne – He’s on the Phone
Sleater Kinney – Little Babies
Ladytron – Sugar
Vitalic – My friend Dario
Rachel Stevens – So Good
Tiga – Sunglasses at night
Scissor Sisters – Music is the victim
Cameo – Word Up
Prince – Raspberry Beret
Pulp – Babies
Suede – Filmstar
Kasabian – Clubfoot
Chemical Brothers – Golden Path (feat. Flaming Lips)
Mylo – Destroy Rock & Roll (Tom Neville Edit)
Audiobootys – Bang Bang
Sugababes – Round Round

Late Set
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Hole – Malibu
Garbage – Why do you love me
Hives – Hate to say…
Killers – Mr Brightside (Lindbergh Radio Edit)
Republica – Drop Dead Gorgeous
Michael & Janet Jackson – Scream
En Vogue – Free your mind
Basement Jaxx – Red Alert
Scanty Sandwich – Because of you
Fischerspooner – Emerge
Kylie Minogue – Come into my world (Fischerspooner Remix)
Bloc Party – Banquet (Phones Disco Edit)
Franz Ferdinand – Michael
Le Tigre – TKO
Rachel Stevens – Some girls
Amerie – 1 Thing
Britney Spears – Toxic
The Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You
Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc
Garbage – Cherry Lips
JC Chasez – All Day Long I Dream About Sex
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
NERD – Rockstar (Jason Nevins Remix)
Green Day – Basket Case
Nancy Sinatra – These boots are made for walking

Hurrah!  And so to bed.  Muchos thanks to Laurie, Tim, Ricky and Darren for coming along!

Cmon kids, being lively at work on Friday mornings is so not the hip thing to be right now 🙂

My favourite North London Jewish Princess

RachelRachel Stevens, ex S club, hottest girl in pop (although not on this single cover, nice font tho!), bringer of some brilliant, and some diabolical singles is currently planning the release of ‘So Good’, the 2nd single to be taken from her to be named forthcoming album.

6 years in from when we first met Rachel on debut single and first number 1 for S Club, Bring it All Back, what do we actually know about her?  She was engaged to Jeremy Edwards, then dated a rugby boy, won lots of FHM polls…. anything else?   For those in the know, Rachel is generally regarded as a bit of a bore, and it may be this seeming lack of personality that makes her chart positions not as fantastic as they could be.   For most, Rachel is a voice (and a highly produced one at that).  You could put anyone’s vocals on some of her best tracks and not know the difference.  Rachel needs to do something to get people excited about her.

Sogoodpromocdfront4dathBut as I said, her solo singles have not all been great.  Indeed she has seemed to alternate between releasing amazing pop songs (Sweet Dreams, Some Girls, Negotiate with love) and downright clangers (FunkyDory, More More More).   A chart position of 10 for Negotiate with Love doesn’t do the song justice, but there is no question to its greatness.   

Now finally she breaks the trend.  The next single isn’t the worst thing you’ve heard all year, but perhaps one of the best.   ‘So Good’ is released way out there on July 4th.  It’s much more dancefloor friendly than ‘Negotiate with Love’, and indeed will be getting an airing in our early set tonight.  It opens with a strong bassline, and then mixes itself between Goldfrapp esque vocals (the echo-y ‘you you you’) and the hints of a mid 90s rave classic.  Which rave classic I can’t quite figure out, but the chorus does sound familiar. [Edit : Figured it out, it’s Grace – Not Over Yet]

So come on Rachel, let us see who you are, do something to make the public care about you and buy your music. Because, Miss maybe new Doctor Who companion, sadly your songs just aren’t reaching out to people the way they really should.

And week 3

So next week we go full time… but for the final time our one hour set playlist!

Pulp – Do you remember the first time?
Saint Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Mylo – In My Arms
Le Tigre – My My Metrocard
Beck – Mixed Bizness
Lush – Ladykillers
Kelis – Trick Me
Kitty & the Ks – I am a MF
LCD Soundsystem – Tribulations
Chemical Brothers – Believe
Skunk Anansie – Twisted
Placebo – Every You Every Me
Kylie – In Your Eyes
No Doubt – Just a Girl
Girls Aloud – Wake Me Up
Bloc Party – Helicopter
Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot.

Roll on next Thursday.

Meme me up!

Hello!

So I’ve posted little on here recently about anything other than Miss-Shapes playlists. I hate to come back with a meme, but my dear Ms Lewis has passed the baton onto me so I must oblige. I’m not that big on films though so this maybe a bit poor.

the last film i saw at the cinema…
As far as I can remember it was Meet The Fockers on Holloway Road. The original was funny and made me like Ben Stiller, however this follow up wasn’t too good. Dustin & Barbara were a nice addition though.

last film i watched otherwise…
Again it’s a while back, but I think I watched Bridget Jones 2 at home when ill one day. Now I love Hugh Grant, and will normally stick up for any film with him in, but, oh dear, it was just gash! I really don’t like Zellweger – I just want to grab her face and shake it. Sequels suck ass man.

films i’m looking forward to seeing…
League of Gentlemen, Willy Wonka, the new Batman film, the Interpreter, A life aquatic.

total number of films i own… Ooh maybe about 50? I went through a phase of buying lots of DVDs a few years ago, but I’ve got over that now 🙂

five films that mean something to me… I’m not sure any do. Evita got me hooked on Eva Peron and Madonna. Moulin Rouge got me going at the time. Finding Nemo was watched very late, but loved! Shaun of the Dead made me say HELLO to Mr Pegg. Oh and who could leave out Back to the Future. Hello I’m a boy!

honourable mentions… I like High fidelity, 28 days later, the Beach, De-Lovely (Uber intensely weepy)

passing the baton… I don’t really want to pass it to anyone, but if I must … Mary & Relly. Over to the ladies

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Misshapes Week 2!

Wow it’s nearly 5am and I’m not even tired, but I will head to bed very soon.

So just got in from Miss-shapes.  I don’t think our set was as sharp as last weeks but it was still good.

Anyway this was our set:

1030-1130
Freda Payne – Band of Gold (before doors opened)
Black Box Recorder – These are the things
Ladytron – Playgirl
Grandaddy – The Crystal Lake
The Pipettes – ABC
Holly Valance – State of Mind
Garbage – Androgyny
Sugababes – Overload
Annie – Chewing Gum
Richard X – Finest Dreams (feat. Kelis)
Beck – E-pro
Mousse T – Right About Now
Kylie – Some kind of Bliss
Charlotte Hatherley – Bastardo
White Stripes – Blue Orchid
Weezer – Buddy Holly
Blondie – Atomic
Girls Aloud – Love Machine
Le Tigre – TKO

Hurrah!

MS Week 1!

So last night we started our sets at Miss-Shapes.  For the first 4 weeks we are just doing hour 1 to get used to the club and the systems, then we’ll be doing lots more.

Our aim was to play good/biggish tunes, but they would be things you don’t hear *all* the time…

So our first hour playlist last night was…

Kelly Osbourne – One Word
Girls Aloud – You Freak Me Out
Mania – Money in my pocket
Scissor Sisters – Get it Get it
Fischerspooner – Happy
Amerie – 1 thing
Elastica – Waking Up
Bloc Party – Helicopter
Sleeper – Sale of the century
Basement Jaxx – Plug it in (feat JC Chasez)
Kittie & the Ks – I am a MF
Eve – Let me blow your mind (feat Gwen Stefani)
Puretone – Addicted to Bass
Clash – London Calling
Rachel Stevens – Some Girls
Placebo – Every me & Every You

Man, I’m so happy to be back djing again!