Sunday, 10 January 2010

New Year, New Start... with Paco De Moor

Right, now this is my first actual post of the new decade, partly because I've been slacking, partly due to work and some other commitments, but also due to the fact that I've taken a long hard think about what I want to achieve with this blog.

When I started the blog, I was aiming to begin somewhat of a credible blogging service, with exclusive material and actual in-depth reviews of artists and the work that they have produced. Now to some extent that has been true, but also to a certain extent, I have been slacking as well. This could be due to not having anything to write on, but that is a stupid excuse, because there is always something to write about, I just need to get off my arse and find it. I also feel that at time, the blog has dipped into unwanted territory with some of our posts, lazy music blogging if you will.

So, this new year has given me a new found focus and belief in what I want to achieve and what myself and Ben are aiming for. From today, you WILL be receiving at least one post per day, that is a promise, hopefully more than one, it just depends on how hard we both work ourselves.

Themes are a good start, and they're easy to stick by as well. So, from tomorrow (Monday 10th) we'll be kicking off the revamp and refocus with Mix Monday, which will follow every week, rounding up mixes from the previous week that we've been into, and we'll aim to actually give them a little review, rather than just stick a link and a tracklisting up... this will then be followed by Tune Tuesday, which will include (hopefully) full 320mp3's of tunes that we have been sent, with permission from artists.
Wednesday will see the return of our News post, which will try to keep you updated with various little things, like release dates for planned releases, funny youtube videos, info on gigs of mine and Ben's etc.
Thursday will be a new post as well, called Sound of 2010... basically an in-depth review of an artist we think you should be watching this year. Friday is undecided at the moment, so I'll get back to you on that one. Saturday is going to be a Label showcase, primarily on independant underground labels, but I would also like to do a monthly feature on an established label that I've always admired. Then, Sunday is undecided at the moment, so I'll also get back to you on that one.

There will also be the occasional odd post, you know those ones, you find something out and you just HAVE to blog about it, like deadmau5 having a shit new tattoo or something equally pointless. We'll also be giving you regular Album and EP/12" reviews, probably once a week for EP/12" review and once a fortnight for an album review.

I hope that's cleared up some questions you may have had about the dryness of posts in the past couple of weeks. Here's a little treat for you as well for getting to the end of this essay... Some absolutely banging beats!

Hailing from a small town, Paco De Moor may probably be his country's best kept secret, thanks to a hook-laden debut single Morning After that is rapidly climbing up the electro/house and DJ charts internationally.

Born in the early 90's, Paco De Moor may have been too young to attend the decade's infamous rave parties but the glow stick-era that spawned smash hits by acts as diverse as 2 Unlimited, The Prodigy and Rozalla left its mark.
Growing up into a musical family, Mister P., as he used to call himself, started to play the keys at the age of 6, when he inherited a synthesizer from an older brother whose interest in electronic music had a tremendous impact on his development.

We've been sent a great new mix with possibly one of the weirdest, most epic intro's to a mixtape ever in my view. Here, Paco displays his inept talent for picking out some absolutely filthy electro/techno and placing it together with an abundant ease that I wish I was capable of. Grab it immediately and please buy his latest single Morning After.

1. Paco De Moor - Morning After (Drunken Robot Acapella)
2. Toxic Avenger - Toxic Is Dead (Cyberpunkers Remix)
3. Tom Deluxx - Reactivate
4. Just A Band - Burn It Out (Djedjotronic Remix)
5. Tiga - What You Need (Proxy Remix)
6. Paco De Moor - SICK
7. Depuis 91 - Erothiq
8. Djedjotronic - Turn Off
9. Project Cyborg - Oh Oh Oh (Keatch Remix)
10. Paco De Moor - Morning After
11. Djedjotronic - Gum Attack
12. Tiga - Move My Body (Only4Erol Mix)
13. Cassette Jam - Never Going Home
14. SebastiAn - Walkman (Fractured Extended Edit)
15. Cécile - Never Trust
16. Shadow Dancer - Poke

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