Hello! It’s been a bit quiet on the Tiger Mendoza front for a while so I thought I’d put out a quick update.
The Missing on the Motorway mix I put together for the DJ Shadow remix comp has been selected to be a bonus track on the download version of the compilation that’s coming out to accompany the competition. Shame it didn’t get on the actual CD but still cool to be associated.
Oscar TG asked me if I wanted to do a remix of his track ‘Run with the flame’ which will be coming out on Red Robot records soon. A big thank you to Oscar, Will Scarlett and Flipt for letting me mess with their song!
There are a couple of other things that I’m working on as well but their not 100% confirmed yet but hopefully more news soon….
We are writing new stuff at the moment and hope to have some sort of release out probably in September. Dan O’Driscoll will be joining on guitar (along with Helena on vocals and Sally on bass) so that’s nice. Will definitely help when we do live gigs as well (which we’re also going to try and do later this year).
Anyway, that’s it for now. Cheers to anyone that’s shown an interest in this little project in any way. There will be some new tunes for you to listen to soon hopefully but due to some ‘personal commitments’, the tunes have had to be put on hold for a bit. Here’s small bootleg to tide you over in the mean time.
It’s also been posted in the bootlegs part of the site. The other winner was NiT GriT’s brilliant reworking of Shadow’s Building Steam With a Grain of salt which you can listen to here.
Cheers to everyone that’s listened and downloaded and especially to the Djshadow.com team for selecting my mix. Helena said she’s up for trying to recreate “Missing…” live when we finally get to play live (which we’re hoping to do later this year) so I’ll keep you posted on how that goes.
I just thought I’d say that the unofficial Britney remix album It’s Britney, Mixed! has gone live. Well played to everyone that remixed, mashed up and rejigged Ms. Spears’ tunes for the project and especially to World Famous Audio Hacker for putting the whole thing together.
I’ve been listening to Annie Mac’s Mashup radio show for a little while now and generally the bit I’m waiting for is the minimix – 5mins where a DJ, producer or band make a musical collage of stuff that has influenced them or that they’re listening to at the moment. Here’s my go:
Tiger Mendoza – Minimix (v2)
Prodigy – No good (start the dance)
Primal Scream – Movin’ on up
Lion – Transformers theme
Pendulum – Propane nightmares
QOTSA – No-one knows (UNKLE remix)
Burial – Archangel
DJ Shadow – High noon
The Chemical Brothers – Setting Sun (Live version)
The Beatles – Tomorrow never knows
The Evenings – I Didn’t remember
Iggy Pop – Lust for life
NiN – Perfect Drug (Acapella)
Foo Fighters – Everlong
RHCP – Under the bridge
Kings of convenience – I don’t know what… (Mojib remix)
The Herbaliser – On your knees
Orbital & Kirk Hammett – Satan
Squarepusher – My Red hot car
David Holmes – Radio 7
Union of Knives – Opposite direction
The Knack – My Sharona
(update 02/11: Sorry, couldn’t resist making a couple of minor tweaks!)
So I seem to have gotten back in to making bootlegs recently instead of finishing off the proper Tiger Mendoza demo that I’ve been trying to finish for ages now (almost there now though honest..). When I was on the way home from a mate’s wedding a couple of weeks ago I came up with an idea so here’s the result:
As far as I know they like it and it may be going out on an e.p. they’re putting together soon but that hasn’t been confirmed yet. Cheers to the band for letting a complete stranger mess around with their song.
I’ve also been messing around with my 4-track, my new guitar and Mr. Sean Mills on some completly stripped down acoustic stuff. When I’ve finished it, I’ll probably stick it up on here as well but I’ll save that for another time….