Monday, 26 April 2010

Are you local? New Tourist 'Needle Exchange Mix'.


Not going to run off at the mouth too much about this one but seeing as we're posting mixes by some of our favourite local North East DJ's at the mo' I thought it would be appropriate for little old moi to post the first real 'dancefloor' mix I've done for about a year or so. It kicks off with some chuggers and slo-mo gear before heading into some new school Chi-town jackin' techno and ploughing on with wreckless abandon into the dizzying realms and tempos of house music approaching 119 bpm,, GADZOOKS!!


1. The Off Key Hat * Emergency Calling (Dissident)
2. The 6th Borough Project * Do It To The Max (Instruments Of Rapture)
3. G & S * Show Me The Good Time (Dissident)
4. Disk * Rumshack (40 Thieves Remix) (Fine Art)
5. Bomb The Bass * The Infinites (Mark E Remix) (CDr)
6. The Revenge * F.I.T.D. Pitched Down Mix (Home Taping Is Killing Music)
7. Red Rack'em * Picnic (Ooft Remix) (Deep Freeze)
8. San Soda * Maximum 150 Personen (Lany Recording Belgium)
9. Last Waltz * Criminal World (Phoreski Remix) (CDr)
10. Mock N' Toof * Farewell To Wendo (Kink & Neville Watson Remix) (Tiny Sticks)
11. Snuff Crew * The Name (Playhouse Germany)
12. Hard Ton * Flawless (Permanent Vacation)
13. Precious System * The Voice From Planet Love (Running Back)
14. Kemetic * Just For Your Love (Pepe Bradocks Tendre Piperade) (White)
15. 40 Thieves * Huffbochente (Permanent Vacation)

Download the Tourist 'Needle Exchange Mix'. (Zshare.)

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Hope you like/enjoy/tolerate it.

Big love.
Tourist. X.

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Thursday, 22 April 2010

Thoughts on Gloves & Snorkling


Keeping with the spirit of Diary entries, please find enclosed the Diary of Mr Mark H C Algar aka Fapesta aka Tamara Knight aka MOOGAR.

Monday April 9th
Ate Greggs. Googled self

Tuesday April 10th
Ate Greggs. Googled self

Wednesday April 11th
Ate Greggs. Googled self

Thursday April 12th
Ate Greggs. Googled self

Friday April 13th
Knife Crime. Guardian Crossword

Saturday April 14th
Ate Greggs. Googled self

Sunday April 15th
Ate Greggs. Googled self

Monday April 16th
Ate Greggs. Googled self

Tuesday April 17th
Ate Greggs. Googled self

Wednesday April 13th
Ate Greggs. Googled self

Thursday April 14th
Shopping List. Vim / Skipping Rope / Leather Wig / Cashew Nuts
Indulged in some light strumming.

Friday April 15th
Ate Greggs. Googled self

Saturday April 16th
Ate Greggs. Googled self

Sunday 21 April 1667
(Lord’s day). Up, and John, a hackney coachman whom of late I have much used, as being formerly Sir W. Pen’s coachman, coming to me by my direction to see whether I would use him to-day or no, I took him to our backgate to look upon the ground which is to be let there, where I have a mind to buy enough to build a coach-house and stable; for I have had it much in my thoughts lately that it is not too much for me now, in degree or cost, to keep a coach, but contrarily, that I am almost ashamed to be seen in a hackney, and therefore if I can have the conveniency, I will secure the ground at least till peace comes, that I do receive encouragement to keep a coach, or else that I may part with the ground again. The place I like very well, being close to my owne house, and so resolve to go about it, and so home and with my wife to church, and then to dinner, Mercer with us, with design to go to Hackney to church in the afternoon. So after dinner she and I sung “Suo Moro,” which is one of the best pieces of musique to my thinking that ever I did hear in my life; then took coach and to Hackney church, where very full, and found much difficulty to get pews, I offering the sexton money, and he could not help me. So my wife and Mercer ventured into a pew, and I into another. A knight and his lady very civil to me when they come, and the like to my wife in hers, being Sir G. Viner and his lady — rich in jewells, but most in beauty — almost the finest woman that ever I saw. That which we went chiefly to see was the young ladies of the schools,1 whereof there is great store, very pretty; and also the organ, which is handsome, and tunes the psalm, and plays with the people; which is mighty pretty, and makes me mighty earnest to have a pair at our church, I having almost a mind to give them a pair, if they would settle a maintenance on them for it. I am mightily taken with them. So, church done, we to coach and away to Kingsland and Islington, and there eat and drank at the Old House, and so back, it raining a little, which is mighty welcome, it having not rained in many weeks, so that they say it makes the fields just now mighty sweet. So with great pleasure home by night. Set down Mercer, and I to my chamber, and there read a great deal in Rycaut’s Turkey book with great pleasure, and so eat and to bed. My sore throat still troubling me, but not so much. This night I do come to full resolution of diligence for a good while, and I hope God will give me the grace and wisdom to perform it.

Monday April 18th
Went back on pills for supposed Samuel Pepys identity "Issues".
Ate Greggs. Googled Self


Following on the Local flavour, here's a recent Disco/House/Party mix from Myself.
It just seems stupid to get someone else to post it i suppose.
Nothing clever on here whatsoever, but hopefully it's worth a listen...

and the tracklist is...

1)Guilt - Marianne Faithful
2)Tears - Linkwood feat Reggie Watts
3)Loced after Dark - AfroMan
4)Lifes a Beach - Studio (Todd Terje Edit)
5)Lapad - Matt Flores
6)Call Me Tonight - Ilija Rudman (The Revenge's Engaged Edit)
7)Jans Payback - Bicep
8)The Wall - Pink Floyd (DJ Agent 66 Re-Edit)
9)Macho City - Steve Miller Band (Geoff Leopard Minor Edit)
10)If You Want Me - Barbara Roy (Maelstrom Edit)
11)When Your Jones Comes Down - "Sugar Bear" Johnson
12)The Wanton Song - Led Zeppelin (Geoff Leopard Minor Edit)
13)Sultana - Titanic
14)Chico - Les Edits Du Golem
15)123 Cantyousee - Clap Rules
16)Neville Watson - Let Me Go
17)City Streets - Rhythm Talk
18)After Midnight - Ilija Rudman (L.S.B. Remix)
19)Criminal World - Last Waltz (Phoreski Remix)
20)Where Love Lives - Alison Limerick (Geoff Leopard Minor Edit)
21)Reckless With Your Love - Azzari & Ill
22)Can't Hold Back - Kano (LMR Remix)
23)Pow Pow - Capricorn
24)Thankyou - Eddie Kendricks (Lee Douglas Edit)
25)Falling Star - Smith & Hack
26)House of Jealous Lovers - The Rapture (Morgan Geist Remix)
27)My Time Your Time - Straight Shooter (Cosmo Vitelli Edit)
28)Two For Nero (Unreleased Demo) - Everything Everything

Monday, 19 April 2010

Happy birthday to us!! TOURIST is 100!!


Yes! Much against the odds (and everyones advice!) we here at Tourist Towers have made it to the ripe old age of 100 posts! That's over 2 years of nonsense, prattle, hyperbole, rhetoric, character assassination, outrageous claims of greatness and unfounded opinion masquerading as fact. All in all it's a miracle we got this far as most people ventured that our run would be shorter than Ronnie Corbett in flip-flops. A veritable tribute to irresponsible organisation and people that you'd think twice about granting a dog license to. In celebration of reaching our century we're going to do something a tad different, a week devoted to mixes from some of our home town (ish) favourites. Some of the best that the North East has to offer n' all that. However before that we've been rummaging around the desk drawers here at Tourist and we're delving into the files marked 'Private' to take a look into our own personal diary's and journals and shed some light onto our fractured psyche's.

Today: Notes from Geoff Leopard: Two weeks in my shoes. Considered.


Monday: Getting through the night is becoming harder and harder. Last evening I had the uneasy feeling that some men were trying to break into my room to shampoo me. But why? I kept imagining I saw shadowy forms, and at 4 A.M. the underwear I had draped over a chair resembled the Queen on roller skates. When I did fall asleep, I had that same hideous nightmare in which 'Poorly' Barton is trying to claim my prize at a raffle and I'm unable to alert the authorities as he's already Gaffa taped me to a potty. Despair.

Tuesday: I believe my consumption has grown worse. Also my asthma. The wheezing comes and goes, and I get dizzy more and more frequently. I have taken to violent rages and fainting. My room is damp and I have perpetual chills and palpitations of the gut. I noticed too, that I'm out of napkins. Will it never stop?

Wednesday: Idea for a story: A man awakens to find his parrot has been made Secretary Of State. He is consumed by jealousy and shoots himself, but unfortunately the gun is the type with a little flag that pops out, with the word "Bang" on it. The flag pokes his eye out, and he lives - a chastened human being who, for the first time, enjoys the simple pleasures of life, like farming or sitting on an air hose.

Thursday: Thought: Why does man kill? He kills for food. Not only food: Frequently there MUST be a beverage.

Friday: Should I marry W.? Not if she won't tell me the other letters in her name. And what about her career? How can I ask a Woman of her beauty to give up Rugby? Decisions.....

Saturday: Once again I tried committing suicide - this time by wetting my nose and inserting it into the plug socket. Unfortunately, there was a short circuit in the wiring, and I merely cut off the power to the fridge. Those pizzas and pies are gonna need eating soon! Still obsessed by thoughts of death, but now with my stomach full, I continue brooding. I keep wondering if there is an afterlife, and if there is will they be able to change a twenty?

Sunday: Ran into my Aunt today at a wedding. We had not seen each other in fifteen years, but as usual she tampered with my undercarriage then slipped me a quid for the trouble. Time has helped me understand her better. I finally realised her remark that I am "some loathsome vermin fit only for extermination" was said more out of compassion than anger. Lets face it: she was always much brighter than me - wittier, more cultured, better educated. Why she's still working at 'Munchies' remains a mystery!

Monday: Today I saw a red and yellow sunset and thought how insignificant I am! Of course, I thought that yesterday and it rained. I was overcome with self-loathing and contemplated suicide again - this time by inhaling next to an insurance salesman.

Tuesday: Idea for a short story: A man awakens in the morning and finds himself transformed into his own prosthetic leg. (This idea works on many levels. Psychologically, it is the quintessence of Kruger, Freud's disciple who discovered sexuality in bacon.)

Wednesday: I have again decided to break off my engagement with W. She doesn't understand my writing and last night said the my 'Critique Of Metaphysical Reality' reminded her of Airplane 2. We quarrelled, and she brought up the subject of children again, but I convinced her that they would be too young.

Thursday: Play idea: A character based on Piers Morgan, but without quite so prominent a big toe and the rampaging cock-rot. He is sent to the Sorbonne to study sandwich making. In the end finds himself living out of the bins not having realised his dream - to sit up to his waist in gravy. (I see a brilliant second-act curtain, where two midgets come upon a severed head in a shipment of volleyballs.)

Friday: While taking my afternoon walk today I have more morbid thoughts. What is it about death that bothers me so much? Probably the hours. Plato said the soul is immortal and lives on after the body drops away, but if my soul exists without my body I am convinced that all my clothes will be lose fitting. Oh well then.


No onto the bit you all came for, it's the mixes innit! The first in our series of mixes from some of the North Easts finest comes from Fat Dog. Erstwhile proprietor of Middlesbrough's self titled 'Fat Dog Records' emporium and disc jockey par excellence. One of the best mixes I've heard in quite awhile now, it's a blistering, magnificent all-genre-encompassing mix that is guaranteed to keep you locked in from start to finish.
This mix is being hosted by Darlington based club, Those That Know, who recently had a party with Tourist favourite Danny Berman (Red Rack’Em/Hot Coin's) which was by all accounts, awesome.


Jnerio Jarel * N.A.S.A.
Falty DL * Metacognist
Nosaj Thing * Coat Of Arms (kdJ loop)
Discodene * Homo Compatible
Here Today * Modernme
Replife * Spirit
The Alan Parson’s Project * I Am Robot (Pilooski re- edit)
Guilty Simpson * Man’s World (Dilla Instrumental)
Moodymann * Analog Live
Jesper Dahlback * Superconductor (wrong speed)
Aphex Twin * Analogue Bubblebath
Byron & Onra * Dance With Me
Parliament 8 The Goose
DJ Spinna * Dillagence
J Dilla * B.B.E (Big Booty Express)
Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennett * Oddball
Baptman * Groo
Jimi Tenor * Love & Work
Jimmy Edgar * Hold It Attach It Connect It
Larry Heard * Techno – Centric
Blacksmile * She Makes me
D’angelo * Africa (acoustic bootleg)
The Bad Plus * Smells Like Teen Spirit
Duminie Deporres * Bi Location pt.2
Rondenion * Necessary One For Me
Swayzak * Stronger Love
Theo Parrish * First Floor Metaphor
Sound Species * Brazilya
Spooge * Well
The Mole * Still In My Corner

Download 'Fat Dog * Those That Know Mix No 1' by clicking here.

We'd also recommend that you check out the great Those That Know website here for info on any of their brilliant up coming parties.

Till next time.
Big love. Tourist. X.

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Thursday, 15 April 2010

Tribute to hillsborough. Re-up.


Here it comes gusting out of the hollows, breathing hard. December 1989, blood on the horizon, the 80's almost over. There's panic on the wind, the youth of the time waiting to see what final shape the decade will take. Growing up in these years we have seen bright and terrible things. We have been witness to the birth of new kinds of music. In seven or eight years we have seen the the coming of The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, A Certain Ratio, The Smiths, Joy Division and New Order, Echo & The Bunnymen, My Bloody Valentine,,, the list goes on. Technology has given form to electronic music and opened a vein from which acid house and it's subsequent sub-genres will leak into the public consciousness. This is a creative conflagration , the likes of which we shall probably never know again in our lifetimes. To grow up in the late 80's and early 90's is also to be part of a change that feels like revolution. "We want the world and we want in NOW!" Jim Morrison famously declared - and it wasn't as easy then as it is now to laugh at his melodramatic insurgency. The late 80's embrace potentials for freedom, anarchy, drugs, sexual liberation, universal emancipation and the ruin of the old order, which is ailing and arthritic, stumped for what to do next that doesn't involve getting the rest of us dead. For this too is a time of war and riot, assassinations and burning cities, bodies piling up in mounds, martyrs everywhere. The worlds end has more than once seemed close, global firestorms, nuclear meltdowns, mushroom clouds and radiation burns haunting our sleep. The howling of these years then is awful to our young ears, as conflict raged earlier in the Falklands and later in the middle east. By the end of '89 over 20,000 British soldiers are posted abroad in areas of conflict, and boys are coming home in body bags almost as fast as the sweatshops in Eastern Asia can make them. Now the Eighties are almost done and we are waiting for what ever it is that marks it's passing.In 1989 so far, there have already been events that will leave their impression on the times, in London in July, more than 20,000 people gather in a large field just off the M25 for the biggest free party of the year held by the organisers of the now legendary 'Raindance' party's. The next month, a record number of people will attend Glastonbury with a host of burgeoning indie and electronic bands for '3 days of love, peace and music'.No explanation or memories, no long winded explanation can get anywhere near knowing that you were there in that corner of time even if it meant nothing.But the euphoria of the one love nation is still-born, soon overshadowed by by the Hillsborough disaster where 97 Liverpool fans were needlessly killed due to a deadly combination of lack of facilities and organisation as well as gross incompetence from an inept police force. The decades end is also scarred from an increase in violent crime. The feral side of the so-called counter-culture is also unmistakably with us.

Tourist. X.