The Fly OST - The Finale
On Friday I made the long journey up to Aberystwyth to attend the last #Shuffle night. A night I co-started with Andy about 2 1/2 years ago that now had to come to an end as current flag bearers of vibes, Duke, Chilled and Andy leave the little Welsh town for different pastures this summer.
There will be time for further contemplation and the retelling of the #Shuffle story later. In the mean time, watch out for pictures and videos of the night on the Facebook Page.
I ended up in an antique store in Ely. I found the boxes of 7 inch records and started rummaging through them. I took pictures of the most interesting looking ones on my phone and I’m now discovering what exactly these pound-a-piece 45s had in store for me.
Looking at the photos I took retrospectively, getting a decent shot was not a priority for me. So I have attempted to mask this fact with the use of knock-off instagram filters and a black border. I am so very sorry.
Cameo - Back and Forth. What a fantastic surprise The mans high-top is even more impressive than it appears on the cover in the video. And despite the design, it’s considerably more camp than the sleeve lets on.
K-Klass - Rhythm Is A Mystery. Contrary to what the simplistic design of the sleeve, this video is no where near as understated. Hyper edits, with school disco backdrop in full effect here.
Mel & Kim - Showing Out. Even after watching the whole video, mesmerized by the horrifically baggy trousers, I’m still not sure what “Showing Out” means. If this was sung by two camp men instead I have feeling it would give off very different connotations.
L.A. Dream Team - Nursery Rhymes. The plasticine stop-motion animation is quite literally the stuff of nightmares. I regret watching this immensely.
Black Lace - Do the Conga. The start sort of reminds me of that Harry and Paul parody of “On the buses”, except it just keeps escalating, both in modes of transport and key. The video that this is ripped from was from a countdown of the “Ultimate 100 really bad songs” on TMF…
Jeffrey Osborne - Stay With Me Tonight. My initial thoughts upon seeing this was that the statement, “Stay With Me Tonight” surely isn’t something that Jeffrey has to request very often, surely this is just a given. Look at him, he’s one smooth operator. I was not disappointed by the video or song. In fact, after ploughing through the crap above this, Jeffrey’s track appears to be the diamond in the rough. It has everything you’d want from an 80s era pop video. Sick moves from a over enthusiastic bartender, bright white jeans, intense stares across the room at only mildly good looking women and a guitar solo.
Now you know.
Grime satire at its best.
When he puts his hat on the crocodile»»»
Alden Tyrell - Tntus
White wash. Caught this one on the latest Night Slugs rinse show. Big up Bok Bok for the track ID.
After 5 months I eventually got round to putting this video together. There was a tremendous amount of footage to sift through but it’s finally done.
A short, “documentary” if you will, of one Shuffle night in November 2012. You’ll witness the gruelling and sometimes confusing car journey along the M6 and across the border. You’ll see questionable dancing, but you’ll also get a little glimpse of what it’s like to attend a Shuffle Party. Aberystwyth only true House, Bass, Garage and Vibes night.
On May 10th 2013, Aberystwyth says goodbye to Shuffle as it’s remaining members depart the town at the end of the academic year. At some point we’ll get round to featuring a full article about how the night started, possibly in collaboration with Andy, and about the life of Shuffle, the challenges of running it, how it grew and how it affected those who were a part of it.
Me and Duke eat lots of stew and start off slow, then work off the stew and speed things up.
My radio show from Monday, btw
The Range - PS3
EP is out today. Big up Donky Pitch.
New found obsession with this track.
Welcome to the new look for Chocolate Chip. The links and dodgy html buttons which used to jook up on some browsers are now neatly condensed into the links above. The episode page has been given an overhaul and now displays the cover art for each episode in a lovely grid pattern. There’s now a releases section where all the mixtapes and albums we’ve put out can be downloaded at any time, so help yourself to anyones you’re missing, there’s a bunch of free tracks there. The main blog section has been made wider to accommodate the increase in visual content and make larger reams of text more comfortable to read.
Now the important bit, this isn’t going to just be a site redesign but also a blog revamp, about what gets posted, how often and who by.
The first announcement is that, until I can find a crew of people who will get together regularly and record podcasts of a decent enough quality I will no longer be recording any more chococasts. The standards are high and many recordings never make it to your ears. Until that time I urge you to fill that Chococast shaped hole with the fortnightly Rancho Bumpy show, hosted by Guppy Slim, a regular from the Chococast during its welsh residency.
Both Roshman and Levi have decided to take the photography game a bit more seriously, so you’ll see a bit more imagery on the site than the odd video still from a rinse.fm YouTube rip. There will also be a focus on more articles, much like this one, from Roshman, Levi and others. Don’t expect strictly dance music critique, we’re open to anything music / culture related. There’s also going to be an attempt to get some interviews from various people within dance music, but don’t expect the standard babble of questions asked by countless interviewers before, there will be a focus on getting something new and previously unexplored from our guests. After Roshman created a thread complaining and debating the level of skill of the average music journalist, he’ll be putting his money where his mouth is as it were.
In order to grow the site even further we are also accepting contributions from other writers. If you want to share your thoughts, or ideas on anything to do with music and you feel it might have a place on this site, you’re welcome to get involved with the team. Just email us at email@example.com
Now enjoy this truly
awful heart warming track from Kelly Osbourne.
Big up Gerwyn for linking me this. First post after the new website look. There’ll be a post outlining some of the changes other than aesthetics happening to this blog at a more civil hour.
Mala - Changes (James Blake Remix)
I remember freaking out to an awful phone recording of this that was posted on Dubstepforum, potentially years ago. Since then there have only been shaky, blown out camera footage of it being played in clubs.