Monday, 29 November 2010


Calling all old skool electro heads - Fat night out and classic mix alert

After last summer's hugely successful weekend-long-fun-riot , Magic Waves festival is very excited to return with the undisputed best in italo disco, actual electro, new beat, EBM, cold wave, techno and more - guaranteed to blast away your winter blues and avoid any unsavoury tent-or-weather-related woe.

To be held across two nights in London clubbing institution Corsica Studios (featuring the very best audio from Function One sound systems in two rooms), this bonanza of sonic brilliance will commence on the evening of Friday 10th December and power on until 5 am, December 12th

Check this free electro mix from Cassionova......

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Youth & The Orb present Impossible Oddities (New Album)

The Orb and (man like)Youth need no introduction. The lads have been about since we first started knocking back little fellas in the heyday of Acid House…Yeah Baby….Getting goose pimples on the mere mention of Acid House oooooooooo…

So the lads have been locked into remix culture and produced an album that everyone loved in the office. 'Sunshine on a Rainy Day' got everyone spraying walls, 'erm not painting walls, dancing…by walls! Anyway, no need for a meat wagon officer nothing to see here…

Impossible Oddities is bright, cheerful and cuddly…LSD Magazine will be running a competition to WIN A SIGNED PRINT OF THE COVER ARTWORK
BY JIMMY CAUTY…Stay Tuned…This is the official blurb…


Various: The Orb and Youth present...

Impossible Oddities: The Story of WAU! Mr Modo

W.A.U!. Mr Modo was the product of likeminded music freaks and lifelong friends Youth and Dr Alex Paterson setting out to celebrate and play their part in the acid house revolution sweeping the UK in the late 80s. In the process, they became two of the most well-known and lastingly influential names to emerge from the whole movement, while the label epitomises the innocence and questing spirit of the era. When Youth played bass in apocalyptic post-punk band Killing Joke, Alex was a roadie, prone to leaping onstage and singing Stooges songs in the encores. When Youth left the Joke, the pair found their musical outlooks swiveled by tapes of New York’s dance music radio stations and their jaw-dropping mastermixes. 

‘We wanted to form a label after spending 1986-87 listening to the likes of Tony Humphries’ adds Alex. The first Orb single, recorded at KLF’s Transcentral squat HQ, was a homage to KISS FM., called The Kiss EP. Meanwhile Alex and Youth started demoing a song they called ‘Little Fluffy Clouds’ [a never-before heard version which opens this compilation]. After hooking up with former Killing Joke road manager Adam Morris [aka Mr Modo], the label became known as W.A.U!. Mr Modo. 

The music started flowing freely as names including STP Twentythree [Alex and Jimmy], Insync, Paradise X and Lyndsey Holloday recorded there. ‘We set about sampling our record collections and creating new music with a new vocabulary,’ recalls Youth. ‘This extended further with the Orb and KLF, where Alex's genius was soon realised by his amazing sound collage abilities, where we practically got rid of all musicians and created entire tracks from collaging other records.’ The two CDs also feature the cream of the early W.A.U. releases; a stellar collection of half-forgotten names from the acid house archives [several featuring Alex and Youth], including STP Twentythree, Eternity, Discotec 2000, Delkom, Johnson Dean, U.N.C.L.E., Paradise X, Sun Electric, Indica All Stars, Mystic Knights, Insync, Sound Iration and Zoe, with ’Sunshine On A Rainy Day’, one of the label’s biggest hits.
The recordings here can now be considered the acid house equivalent of Alan Lomax’s field blues recordings or compilations of DIY bedroom punk; snapshots of seminal moments in musical history. In many ways, acid house was like punk rock all over again; like that movement, Youth and Alex were again in the thick of it but soon out front, leaders of the field within a very short time. This is where it all started. To accompany this celebration of the label, this must-have, collectors package includes a fold out scrap book poster of press cuttings from the time unearthed from Paterson’s personal archive as well as iconic cover art from Jimmy Cauty.