: Skrufff Bites (1)
In life you never do things on your own. Some people get confused and think theyve done everything themselves- these people are twisted and angry and bitter. (3D World)
LTJ Bukem pays tribute to distributors, promoters and fans for helping him remain one of drum & bass biggest stars.
"The connection between The Cure and dance music is and always has been a good one. Not being able to dance has always hampered my true enjoyment of it though. (Miami Times)
Cure singer Robert Smith looks ahead to playing live at Miamis Ultra Music Festival.
The vast majority of people only get into one or two fights in their entire life, usually at school. But when youre a doorman, you can end up having a bit of a fight every time you go on duty. And like anything, the more you do something, the better you become. (Independent)
South London bouncer Colin, 38, on picking up skills at work.
The Ministry sees his behaviour as unbecoming of a diplomat. He is going to remain in Israel. (Standard)
Israeli officials admit theyve recalled top diplomat Tsuriel Raphael permanently after the ambassador for El Salvador was discovered drunk, bound, gagged and surrounded by sex toys, with a rubber ball stuffed in his mouth, in the courtyard of his official residence in San Salvador.
I think some of them dont dare do it. Maybe theyre a little bit scared to do it. They might think Im gonna lose my crowd. But its sad sometimes. (3D World)
Laurent Garnier mocks acid house veteran DJs who remain stuck in single genres.
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"The mix between rock and electro is not new. The Rapture and DFA did it a few years ago. What they did was really rock for dance people. We are making dance music that rocks people. (Miami Times)
Ed Banger chief Pedro Winter outlines the new French vibe.
"I'm very intrigued by the whole night tennis concept. Who would have expected sport and electronic culture to combine in this way?" (The Inquirer, US)
Paul Oakenfold talks up the launch of Sony Ericsson's new 8 player all UV light game 'Night Tennis'
"I know a whole bunch of rock stars, and they're pigs, they're banging every chick that moves while they're on the road, and yet if their women so much as glance at another guy, they freak out. That's ridiculous." (1130 Radio, US)
Porn legend Ron Jeremy argues women have the right to be as promiscuous as men.
"We believe that the law should not interfere in citizens' private lives. You can sin if you want to, but you will answer to God. However, if you are trying to propagate your sin by seducing and degrading people, society must oppose it. (Vesti-24 TV/ Interfax)
Head of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department of Foreign Relations Metropolitan Kirill calls on Russians to oppose Gay Pride for democracy.
We must not let this fatal cancer spread in our community." (haaretz.com, Israel)
Palestinian organization the Islamic Movement issue a statement protesting against a meeting planned by Palestinian lesbians, scheduled to take place in Haifa at the end of March.
Skrufff Top 5 (301):
1: Meka- Accelerate (Some Bizarre)
Soft Cells infamous manager Stevo resurfaces to release Mekos pumping, high energy electro-synth anthem that merges the flavour and intensity of Riot In Belgims La Musique with a distinctly italo flavour (unsurprising, since both Meka players- Max Durante and Key hail from Rome). Immediate, catchy and sexy as hell.
2: The Dykeenies: New Ideas Remixes (Lavolta Records)
Super-on form producer Riton does it again transforming Brit rockers The Dykeenies recent single into an thumping, powerful, acid soaked dance floor destroyer that somehow manages to sound fresh, unique and highly original. Dirty and delicious.
3: Simian Mobile Disco: Its The Beat/ Its Just The Beat/ Riton Mix (Wichita)
Jas Shaw and James Ford return to the form they exhibited with last years brilliant single Hustler, unveiling an equally infectious single characterised by its early 90s style Technotronic style hip house rap.
The Dub versions pretty good too though Riton (yes him again) smashes it to an even higher level, adding acid soaked energy, blips and bloops to the already rocking original. A sure-fire killer.
4: Ulterior: Weapons EP (Advanced Records)
Gary Numan producer, make-up fanatic and all round good guy Ade Fenton unveils his labels new release by Ulterior and its a fantastic slice of gothic tinged take no prisoners unadulterated rock. Wall of sound style wailing guitars, Mark E Smith style vocals and intense energy combine on a track thats got melody, riffs and all-round rock out balls.
5: Walter Meego: Through a Keyhole EP (Solid Groove & Sinden mix) (Minds On Fire)
Another week, another great Switch mix, with upcoming Chicago three piece Walter Meego this time getting the benefits (plus the additional assistance of Switchs equally talented protégé Graham Sinden.
The result is a typically bouncy, dance-floor workout distinguished by catchy, sugary sweet Walter Meego vocals. A precision DJ tool of the finest quality.
http://www.ministryofsound.com/radio (To hear these tunes, tune into the Skrufff Show on Ministry Of Sound Radio, every Sunday from 20.00-22.00 GMT)
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