By Mchl Kelly
SHAKE YER TITS, SHAKE YER DIX: RONIKA x JAMIE BULL
Ahead of our Shake Yer Dix Roisin Murphy special this Friday we asked guest DJ Ronika to pick her top five Roisin tracks – as well as grabbing five synth classics from HomoElectric’s Jamie Bull, who’s also on the decks this month alongside resident Mchl Kelly. Expect a high-protein diet of Roisin Murphy, noughties electroclash from Fischerspooner and Ladytron plus sick new synth from Simian Mobile Disco, Cut Copy and Vitalic this Friday down in the lazer pit… and don’t forget to pick up a copy of Roisin’s new album Hairless Toys, freshly out this week. We’ll definitely be blasting out some Exploitation and Jealousy.
…is a singer, producer and DJ hailing from Nottingham but now based in London. Her debut album Selectadic was named after Nottingham’s iconic independent record store which closed its doors for the final time in 2009. As if by browsing through the shelves themselves, it assimilates a crate-digger love of disco, hip-hop, house, R&B and electro-soul into Ronika’s effortless grasp of modern pop. We’re crazy hot for whatever electronica she’ll be digging out and you can be checkin’ on her at www.ronikamusic.com. Ahead of Friday we asked for her top five Roisin tracks…
One of my favourite tracks off an incredible album. Beautiful melancholy vocals with squelchy funky acid bass and lyrics inspired by neuroscience.
Let Me Know
Roisin schooling everyone in ’80s boogie disco… and that video that turned her into a disco goddess.
Crookers – Hold Up Your Hand ft. Roisin Murphy
Mindblowing track! Fidgety bassline and stuttered beats with Roisin giving a badass vocal – when I first heard it I was like WTF is this. Of course it was Roisin.
Sow Into You
Funky and experimental little piece of brilliance from her first album.
Sing It Back
I couldn’t not mention this Moloko disco-house classic with Roisin’s jazzy hooks…
>>>JAMIE ‘HOMOELECTRIC’ BULL<<<
You’ll probably know Jamie from his association with the now-legendary HomoElectric, a polysexual club night born in Manchester in the late 90s, and then a London version five years ago. Jamie’s sets take inspiration from vintage disco, 80s synth pop, and the early 90s house sound, and has DJ’d alongside Todd Terje, Robyn, Little Boots and Roisin Murphy to name but a few. Outside of his HomoElectric residency he regularly spins at Dalston Superstore, East Bloc and XOYO.
Here’s his top five Shake Yer Dix classics:
Simian Mobile Disco & Beth Ditto – Cruel Intentions
This song hasn’t left my record box since it came out. It’s a great ’emergency classic’ when the dancefloor needs a quick boost.
Tiga – Burning Down
Early Tiga anthem and still one of his best in my opinion.
Soulwax – Another Excuse (DFA Remix)
Definitely a poppers o’clock moment. Eight minutes of throbbing sweaty joy.
Ladyhawke – Paris Is Burning (Cut Copy Remix)
Cut Copy made a super pop song super dancey.
Human League – The Sound Of The Crowd
Over 30 years old and still sounds like the future. Amazing!
Join Ronika and Jamie Bull this Friday for Shake Yer Dix at Dalston Superstore from 9pm – 3am.