Just finished reading ‘Storming Heaven – LSD And The American Dream’, and this new mix from Phil South of Golf Channel would make a perfect soundtrack to an afternoon into evening session. As Phil says, “best listened to with close friends, a fog machine, a strobe and very strong drugs in a remote place far from neighbours and interruptions. Too country to be house and far too house to be country. Too black to be white and too white to be black… Its country haus. Neck up and get down. You might need a place to lie down or a beanbag at points too.” Totido.

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Here’s the second one from the Golf Channel package. This one I’ve been looking forward to since I heard it on Phil South’s mix from Electric Elephant as it has officially the most balearic record I have heard in a very long time held upon it. ‘Needs Ending’ is pretty simple and potentially from a really shit record but in this format it’s fucking brilliant. Looped and lopped endlessly with fx kicking in towards the end to round it off, its simple, has a great balearic synthy flute sound and ticks all the boxes for me. The A side has a banger on it to for all the party people. Its cheesy to say but B side wins again.

Try To Find Me Vol.3 / I’m Dancer (Excerpt)

Try To Find Me Vol.3 / Needs Ending (Excerpt)

Thanks Phil South for sending them over.

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Always a good day when the postie turns up with two new Golf Channel releases. First up Juju & Jordash with ‘Unleash The Golem’ which is more specifically made up of ‘Chelm Is Burning’ and ‘Chelm Is Dubbing’. Giving you a minute excerpt of these doesn’t really do them justice but its safe to say they are more deep musical journeys for the head and feet with influences coming in from Sakamoto, Can, Mr Fingers, Thelonius Monk, Ornette Coleman and Cabaret Voltaire. They’ve got a website so if you want to know more about the chaps go here.

Juju & Jordash: Chelm Is Burning (Excerpt)

Juju & Jordash: Chelm Is Dubbing (Excerpt)

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Phil South, as many of you know, is the head honcho of Golf Channel records, purveyors of modern twisted disco and balearic beats. Actually, talking of balearic beats and Golf Channel they are about to release a new record which is one of the best things I have heard in ages. Must be an old record but the people with the knowledge that I have asked don’t have a clue what it is. Anyway, if you see a new Golf Channel in the shops in the next week or so check it as it’s a killer. So here’s a mix from Phil live at Electric Elephant last year. Enjoy.

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Tonight it’s birthday time for No Ordinary Monkey… And check their website. They have Whatever We Want Records and other stuff coming.

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This is a good one for anyone in London. On February 17th LN-CC welcome label owner Phil South and Ghost Note’s Anton Esteban for an evening of music in LN-CC’s club space to celebrate the launch of Ghost Note’s latest release, “Ghost Note II – Kapwa/Abularyo”. From 7-9pm, will be screening a short video made to accompany the Ghost Note release.

In addition to the screening, LN-CC will be selling advance copies of the latest single exclusively in store. From 9pm onwards, Phil and Anton, the duo behind New York’s celebrated “No Ordinary Monkey” party (alongside Carlos from influential label “Whatever We Want”), will both DJ in the LN-CC club space.

If you are in London and would like to attend this event, please RSVP here.

While we are all Golf Channel’d up it’s probably a good time to remind you about Bad Passion… You know the deal. Go here for more details on the party.

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Anton Esteban could become a new underground hero of ours. He seems pretty busy, what with DJing and making records as Ghost Note on Golf Channel as well as being a filmmaker. This is one of those mixes where I haven’t got a clue what any of the records are but it’s all the better for it. We asked Anton what it was all about and here’s his reply…

“This music was what originally inspired me to make Ghost Note II. I went to the Philippines last year and took a trip around my country with an old friend and it deeply affected me. The original title of the mix, which eventually became the title of the A side of Ghost Note II, is ‘Kapwa’. Translated from Tagalog, it means seeing yourself in the other.

I thought it would be interesting to make a mix and then a song about the dual nature of man. The mix and the song both have a dark and bright side. The word caught my attention when an artist named Kidlat Tahimik (translated Quiet Thunder) explained the significance of the word to me. ‘Kapwa’ is the original fundamental value of pre-Hispanic Filipinos. A sense of community spirit through a kind of communal bond through empathy and love.

I reflected a lot on that word for the last year and realized that in order to see yourself in the other you have to understand man’s dual nature. It is only when you accept the destructive and constructive tendencies within us can you move forward with any kind of communion with yourself, your maker, nature, and your fellow human being. Hence the Resurrection title.

The record and mix mean a lot to me in terms of trying to communicate that idea through music. I’m not sure if I quite succeeded but I sure had fun making it!”

It’s nice to see a bit of thought and get an understanding why people are doing what they do. I once read an interview with Brian Eno where he said the longest part of making a record for him was the thinking before he actually turned the machines on. Anyway, here’s the mix. Anton digging deep.

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