Codcast number three from Heaven 17’s nephews, Hiem aka Nick “Nico” Eastwood and David “Bozz” Boswell! I’ll let them rant this time ‘cos they’re big lads from up North.
…Rising from the ashes like a mechanical wasp, those two Sheffield musical adventurers have been once again tinkering their bleeps ,synths and buggering their old machines back to life, Bozzwell has been soloing and making records over in Germany with Firm records from Cologne, and to the boot scoring a superb debut long player from the label last year to a global critical acclaim.
Hiem have never been ones to play ball , whether its a strange tale of northern life, over a barrage of bleeping synths and breakneck drums or a disco groove
with Bozzwell’s falsetto Prince-ing over the top, ever the unpredictable seems to be their motto and stance, with a full length “Escape from Division Street “ on the way in April 2011, on which they collaborate with Roots Manuva and Phil Oakey. The first single from the forthcoming album is a Sparks influenced number called “Freaky Nights” which will also drop as a single with remixes from Darabi, Tim Paris and Kompakt’s Shumi!
The very first Codcast of 2011 comes courtesy of Bill Ambrose. I think I’ve first met him about 7 or 8 years ago in Hackney at a bar called District which actually got burnt down on the day I was supposed to have my party there. Watching the venue for your own party burning down on live TV coverage was quite surreal. Anyway, we have bumped into each other a few times at parties since but never really kept in touch. Life is too short I guess. Then a couple of months ago, out of nowhere, he invited me to play some records at his monthly Bodybox party down in Soho which is a great little party and he turned out to be a brilliant DJ, too. Here is a mix that showcases the deepness of his crates. This mix mainly consists of 140BPM Synth Pop, New Wave and Minimal Wave that I’ve never heard of. Deeper than generic deep house, that’s for sure. Blinder!
‘Misery Loves Company’ Mix / Bill Ambrose (Bodybox)
Super excited to announce our very first Comadisco podcast a.k.a. Codcast! Matilda is a gal about town, making funny animations in the morning, playing new acid old acid new jack old jack new house old house in the evening at bi-monthly electro jackin’ body party, Bodyhammer where she is a resident. JACK IT!
‘Me And My Van Der Graaf Generator’ Mix / Matilda(Bodyhammer)
The Final Approach
Iron Curtis, Just Us
Skatebard, Way Out
Jamie Principle, Bad Boy
Acid Boy Chair, For Trax Sake
Azari & III, Reckless (With Your Love)
White Label on Appointment
D’Marc Cantu, Black Tears
Raheem Hershel, Slip Me
Legowelt, Bayville Cove
Traxmen & Eric Martin, Give It To Me Baby
Cosmopolis, Cosmopolis Theme
Sneaky Tim, What’s Your Function
Alex O Smith, Ultra Fine II
Gene Hunt & Ron Hardy, Throwback 87
Matt Whitehead, Raw Deal
Shake Shakir, At The Bonnie Brook
Mayday, Wiggin (Master Reese Mix)