Archive for December, 2014

Date: December 23rd, 2014
Cate: new releases

2014 in reverse

While I am compiling the year-end lists for 2014, I’ll be adding records to this Spotify list. I realise there has been a lot of stuff I’ve missed this year, so it’s taking some time to catch up. There has even been a pile of records I have meant to write about during the autumn, but I simply haven’t found the time. This means that next year I will probably switch to more bitesize mentions of records to check out rather than full reviews – so you hopefully won’t miss as much as I have in 2014. Just looking at this playlist, which already contains over 600 tracks, we can definitely conclude that this year has been as great as any year for new music.

2014 a playlist in reverse

If you want a quick catch up, you should read Shake Appeal’s guest lists of 2014, a veritable who’s who of current garage and punk. Pitchfork’s new column Shake Appeal has actually been the lone reason to land on their website again, circa 10 years after it stopped being cool.

Date: December 7th, 2014
Cate: graphic design

The MOD-EST Copenhagen New Years Weekender 30-31 Dec

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So it’s about time I gave you the full details on MOD-EST, now that all the details have been finalised and all the design work done.

The MOD-EST Copenhagen New Years Weekender
30-31st December 2014 at Råhuset
9/10pm – 5am

Les Grys-Grys (FR), King Salami & the Cumberland 3 (UK), French Boutik (FR), The Youth (DK)
15 international DJs play original 60s vinyl of all flavours
2-day ticket €27 only from Tictail

And here is the final version of the flyers we made:

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Date: December 7th, 2014
Cate: graphic design, rediscovered

Four By Four | the MOD-EST sampler mix

Here’s a mix me, Joakim, David and Alessandro made for the MOD-EST weekender, now approaching fast. We picked 4 tracks each, my selections are Beautiful Garden, Del-Vetts, Karo and The Koobas of course. I’m very proud that this mix made it to #4 in the Mixcloud Garage chart (contrary to what is says on the Mixcloud page) and #13 in the RnB chart, during the 7 days that new mixes are trending.

Four By Four: A MOD-EST Sampler by Record Turnover on Mixcloud

Read all about the event, and get your tickets via the link at
www.tiny.cc/themodestcph

Date: December 7th, 2014
Cate: graphic design

Taping

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There, handed in the final assignment for this semester. Next up, in 2015, will be the masters thesis. This last essay was about soft innovation, comparing Spotify to the new cassette-manufacturing boom, using Fred Thomas’ interview with Burger Records.

Date: December 7th, 2014
Cate: graphic design

Todo Gira & Phasing Out

Yesterday was the final TODO GIRA of the year, hopefully we’ll be back in the new year.

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Before that, me and Lauren will be doing another Phasing Out night, also at Söder om Småland. Don’t miss this one, since it’s the Malmö warm-up for the MOD-EST weekender in Copenhagen, happening at New Years. Our theme for the night will be the advent calendar, meaning we will be counting down the best 24 records we’ve bought during the year. My #1 will probably be The Outcasts – Loving You.

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