As Eddie Murphy once said, “Merry New Year!“. We hope you all had a lovely seasonal break (and if you were working, hopefully it wasn’t too painful). My time off gave a chance to go through some old stuff and dust a couple of things down. So to that extent, I’ve updated some old remixes in a slightly George Lucas style (only without the shit pointless fx) and finished off a couple of new new-ish remixes from last year for your downloading pleasure. Here you go:
Thank you to all of the people that have allowed their tracks to be tinkered with. I just hope I’ve done them justice! I’m actually already working on a couple of new (and official!) remixes which will be out soon but more news on that soon. Other things coming up in 2012 are new music (including more collaborations with Death of Hifi, Asher Dust and The Half Rabbits) and more live dates. Last year was brilliant and here’s to hoping that continues in to this year!
We’re really happy with it and the response to the previews that have gone out so far have been great. We’ll be giving out a very limited number of CDs at the gig on thursday as well.
That’s not all though. We’re giving away a ticket to the DJ Shadow gig at the O2 Academy, Oxford this Thursday (which by the way we’re also playing at) to one lucky downloader! To win, once you’ve signed up to download the ep, add a comment to this post saying “I WANT TO GO SEE DJ SHADOW!” and we’ll pick a name out of the proverbial hat. Simple.
A couple of rules though:
One entry per person please
We can’t provide transport so you’ll have to be able to make you’re own way to the O2, Oxford.
Winner will be selected tomorrow (Tuesday 6th December) at 9pm.
In honour of our next gig at The O2 Academy next Saturday, we thought we would give people a small taster of what they can expect from our set so, ladies and gentlemen, we present a little 2 track free download called ‘Take Our Their Legs’.
The 2 tracks are a dub mix of The Circus and a ‘Live’ mix of My House which were both on Aim For the Head.
Downloads available from Bandcamp in a variety of different formats and Soundcloud as 192kbps MP3s. Let us know what you think and tell your friends.
Hello! I don’t want this to be one of those blogs were the poster just apologises repeatedly for not posting for ages but, erm…sorry…
Anyway, a fair bit has happened so let me fill you in. First of all a downsized Tiger Mendoza consisting of Dan and I played a couple of gigs last month with a kind of best of Tiger Mendoza type set with me on controls and vocals and and Mr. O’Driscoll on guitar. To be honest we weren’t sure if it was going to work but it seemed to go down really well. The idea was a king of Amon Tobin / Soulwax type set with lots of TM tracks mixed together in to a continuous 30min mix with Dan playing guitar on top. I suppose it was like trying to convince people to mosh to a DJ set. Which they did. Which was nice. Cheers to Oxbox.tv for having us @ Fat Lil’s in Witney and to Fred Toon for letting play the 2nd and last Psychotechnic League night at The Wheatsheaf, Oxford. You can see some footage and an interview we did at Fat Lil’s by going to the video page. And talking of Mr. Toon…
I’ve been helping Fred and Jo and Tim from Space Heroes of the People (aka The Modernist Disco) put together a compilation of some our favourite Oxfordshire electronic acts which is coming out MONDAY 2ND MAY (with CDs to follow a week later). Here’s the cover:
And here’s a list of the acts involved:
Death Of Hifi
King Of Beggars
Space Heroes Of The People
The Grudle Bay Riots
The Keyboard Choir
The Kinetic Wardrobe
The Manacles Of Acid
We Are Ugly….
The blog posts have been relatively quiet (although the twitter posts haven’t) but that’s because there’s been a lot of stuff happening in the background so here’s a bit of a summary.
We are working on a new 11 track album called ‘Aim For The Head’. The backing tracks are almost completed and we’ll be doing the vocals over the next couple of weeks. There’s also the possibility of putting out a little ep type thing with some semi acoustic stuff and a new song (which Dan came up with the music for) which doesn’t quite fit on the album. We’re hoping to complete it all in time for some gigs we’ve lined up which leads me nicely on to…
We’re very excited to say we’ve got the following gigs lined up:
10th December – The Jericho, Oxford
17th December – The Wheatsheaf, Oxford
This will be the first time that all 4 of us have played live together in front of people (and may well be the last time we get to play together for a while) so we’re really looking forward to it. Full lineups and ticket prices for both nights are still tbc but we’ll let you know more as soon as we do. We’re still keeping an eye out for other gigs though so get in contact if you would like us to come to a venue near you.
I’ve been tweaking and rearranging stuff on the site for a little while so hopefully things should be a bit easier to find and bit to manage from this end. In particular, have a look at the new look gigs and music pages and the brand new about and video pages and let me know what you think via comment, contact or twitter.
The brilliant Lee from Prohibition Smokers’ Club has let me loose on a remix of one of their new tracks which should be out fairly soon. There may well be a couple of other things coming up as well but their not quite ready to tell you about yet. Should be able to soon though.
So as you can see quite a a lot has been happening which has been keeping us busy but definitely in a good way. We’re really looking forward to putting the new stuff out for people to listen to and to playing live so exciting times ahead. In the mean time, have a listen to this.
The first proper Tiger Mendoza ep is now available to download from our Bandcamp page for FREE HIGH QUALITY download. Click on the cover below to go to the bandcamp page.
You can also listen here:
All songs feature Helena on vocals. Cheers to everyone that’s listened to the earlier versions of these songs and gave comments and suggestions (I listened to most of them). CDs coming soon. Also it’s the first addition to the Collections / Releases page. Hopefully the next e.p. won’t take quite so long to produce…