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KIM ANN FOXMAN & IDJUT BOYS in the Mixmag Lab
The Mixmag Lab series brings artists into their studio to play records of their choice for an online audience. Last month the Idjut Boys were joined by Kim Ann Foxman. Mixmag writes, “We also welcomed Dan Tyler and Conrad McDonell aka Idjut Boys into The Lab. This duo has been at the forefront of deep disco edits and remixes for over two decades, legendary their sets at Manchester’s Electric Chair club.” You can watch the nearly two hour long video here.
Lux Curated by Todd Terje at Lux Fragil
Date / Friday, 19 April 2013
Time / 00:00 – 00:00
Venue / Lux Fragil/ Av. Infante D. Henrique, Armazem A, Cais da Pedra a Sta Apolonia
Cost / 15€
Mungolian Jet Set (live + dj set)
Tevo Howard (live)
Additional event information via RA.
Live acts so far are Crazy P, Auntie Flo, Outboxx, Paqua, Land Of Light and Face and Heel with more to be announced• First wave of DJs includes Floating Points, Eats Everything, Thugfucker, Krystal Klear, Theo Parish, Soul Clap, Idjut Boys and Wolf and Lamb• Psychemagik, Young Marco, Maurice Fulton, Bicep, Crazy P, Greg Wilson, Huxley, Eric Duncan, DJ Nature, Tim Sweeney, Maxxi Soundsystem, Toby Tobias, Deep Space Orchestra, PBR Streetgang and many more feature too• Argonaughty and Barbarellas shows are curated by Just Jack, Beats in Space, Resident Advisor, Futureboogie Recordings, Tief, Leftfoot and more.
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“Cellar Door” (Idjut Boys)
Their moniker notwithstanding, when it comes to music making, the duo of Daniel Tyler and Conrad McConnell are whip smart. Their new album, Cellar Door,” is a surprising collection of eight songs that transcend the mundane playlists that other DJs get away with. Firmly rooted in dance music but with a deep echo chamber and delay, their songs vacillate between garage band realness and glorious, soaring soundscapes that are, simply put, bad ass. The two admit that, “What we’ve tried to do is make an LP, four tracks a side on vinyl,” said Conrad. “You stick it on your stereo, have a cup of coffee and read the paper. When it’s finished you stick the other side on. So we’ve make an LP in the traditional way.” Bugge Wesseltoft plays the Steinway and Grace Jones bassist Malcolm Joseph jump in for the banging instrumental track, “One for Kenny,” in honor of the late Kenny Hawkes. In cuts like this, the tradition they have seized on seems to be dramatic action-adventure movie soundtracks. It would best be described as the personal soundtrack that plays in Samuel L. Jackson’s head whenever he walks onto the set of a new blockbuster film. From the intro salvo, “Rabass,” which draws you into the listening experience with its catchy acoustic guitar, to “Shine,” with the soaring voice of Sally Rodgers from A Man Called Adam, the album is pure cool. She returns to great effect in “Going Down,” a song that evokes Erasure remixes, with its sweeping electronic riffs studded with guitar. Rodgers shines again in “The Way I Like It,” another lush, electronic soundscape recorded in Cornwall, with Rodgers singing, “Trust in me and I won’t let you down.” Tyler notes that this is a great song to, “take your partner by the hand and caress each other via this piece of musicality.” They admit they named their quirky track “Love Hunter” after a Japanese cowboy shoe, pointy with buckles, which seems apropos as the song is a messy of disco and progressive rock, with George Double on the drums. They bring a reggae feel to the forefront in “Le Wasuk,” a trancey, sometimes frenetic instrumental track with Wesseltoft again on piano and Hammond, and Andy Hopkins on guitar. “It’s an ode to [Jamaican jazz pianist] Monty Alexander if we were dreaming hard,” said Taylor, noting that they also recorded a vocal version with a musician called Dollar from the Dominican Republican. With a flourish of electric guitar, they launch into “Jazz Axe,” a sad, short tune that only leaves the listener wanting more. You’d have to be an idjut not to pick this CD up.
Idjut Boys ”Cellar Door” was released July ’12 on Smalltown Supersound