Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Ash Verjee - The Pioneer

Top new tune by sometime A Scholar and A Physician contributor Ash Verjee!



Video directed by Steve (A Physician) :D

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Brand New Trademark!



This is the first of all 7 tracks from our new EP being performed entirely live with no computer.

Our EP "At Loch Shiel" is out on February 8th 2010!

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Christmas TOTP - Winners and Losers...

... based entirely on their efforts to embrace the season:

La Roux - 10/10 (elf theme, hat made of quality street and notable christmas pudding costume - plus my dad thought she was a man, which should be enough reason for the BBC to reinstate TOTP)
Muse - 10/10 (all out christmas costumes and santa dancers)
Robbie WIlliams - 6/10 (fake snow)
Sugababes - 4/10 (christmas song, yes, but zero costume effort)
Alexandra Burke - 3/10 (sparkly, very vague tinsel feel)
Shakira - 2/10 (interpreting giant gold earring as bauble)
Florence and The Machine - 1/10 (a begrudging "happy christmas")
Dizzee Rascal - 1/10 (red tracksuit)
The Saturdays - 0/10 (no attempt to be christmassy)
JLS - 0/10 (didn't even acknowledge christmas)
Kasabian - 0/10 (no mention of christmas)
Rage Against The Machine - 0/10 (didn't turn up)




Wednesday, 9 December 2009

A Scholar and A Physician Show and unrelated amazing free song

AS&AP are playing at an event called Art Attic this Friday in London!



You can buy some art while you're there!

Stairs To Korea is playing too!

IN OTHER NEWS

You should get hold of Mat Riviere's "FYH" FREE here!

and then you should buy the full single with 2 amazing B-sides and 3 amazing remixes (one of which is by us). See www.brainloverecords.com for all the info.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Mat Riviere - FYH - out monday!

Have you seen this yet? Christ it's good.

Mat Riviere - FYH from Brainlove on Vimeo.



The single is out Monday 7th December and features the Dreamtrak remix of Mat's song "Curse These Eyes" - not only that, but it's free! The single (and the whole forthcoming album) was mixed by me and Mat at Dreamtrak too.

Have a read of the better written news story at The Line Of Best Fit.

and with that, I'm off to ATP! Maybe see you there.

Saturday, 28 November 2009

DREAMTRAK DIAMOND SESSIONS 09-11: Live from Reykjavik Harbour

Well this is exciting. Three Dreamtrak Diamond Sessions in a row! These were all recorded in the same evening down by the Sólfar - a big metal sculpture of a viking boat, somewhere along the harbour in Reykjavik. We dithered a bit too much getting there so it ended up being a tad dark.

DREAMTRAK DIAMOND SESSIONS 09
NAPOLEON IIIrd - "THE DOWN STROKE"






DREAMTRAK DIAMOND SESSIONS 10
MAT RIVIERE - "GODLESS GIRL"






DREAMTRAK DIAMOND SESSIONS 11
STAIRS TO KOREA - "SHE'S A WASTE OF TIME"






ALSO!

Here's some bonus Brainlove Iceland Airwaves material - Mat Riviere performing FYH at Hresso, recorded by me! There'll be more to come on the Brainlove youtube channel, so get subscribed...

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Hear the DREAMTRAK remix of Internet Forever at Pinglewood!!!

HEY!

I am supposed to be watching ace scandinavian bands at JA JA JA, but actually I am in bed feeling ill.

Here you can listen to and download FREE! our remix of Internet Forever's "Cover The Walls", courtesy of the marvelous blog Pinglewood.

GO FOR IT!

also see the totally awesome video made by my good friend Crinan Campbell:



WAHEY!


x

Friday, 6 November 2009

DREAMTRAK DIAMOND SESSIONS 08 - INTERNET FOREVER



DREAMTRAK DIAMOND SESSIONS 08
INTERNET FOREVER -- "COVER THE WALLS"
Live from Dreamtrak (Mk 1)

Cover The Walls / Pages Of Books - debut 7" recorded at Dreamtrak - out this month!!!

Pre order it here!!!!!

Thursday, 29 October 2009

DREAMTRAK DIAMOND SESSIONS 07 - DAVID G COX



DREAMTRAK DIAMOND SESSIONS 07
DAVID G COX -- "HOUSE OF CARDS"
Live from Norman Avenue.
featuring:
Chad Mason - guitar and vocals
Lucy Wilford - vocals
Oli Horton (yup that's me) - vocals

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

hopefully your heart has grown fonder

Apologies for the prolonged absence, been so busy it's hard to find the time to write about it!

There's a ton of new live sessions coming - David G Cox, Trademark and a new one from Internet Forever, and then following my trip to Iceland Airwaves with the Brainlove contingent there's even more - I filmed and recorded the live shows, and we did some outdoor Dreamtrak sessions down by the bay in Reykjavik, so expect to see the best bits from Aela, Mat Riviere, Stairs To Korea, Napoleon IIIrd and Braindead Collective here soon...

In the meantime, have a listen to Mat Riviere's set from the Brainlove all-dayer at Karamba, recorded by yours truly..

Mat Riviere - Live at Iceland Airwaves 2009 by brainlove

Friday, 25 September 2009

DREAMTRAK DIAMOND SESSIONS 06: CHAD MASON





DREAMTRAK DIAMOND SESSIONS 06
CHAD MASON
"TONIGHT"
featuring David G Cox

Friday, 18 September 2009

what a top week!

1. Did a remix for Diskjokke and he loved it! Fingers crossed it should get a release at some point soon...

2. Guested on keyboards for half a song with Internet Forever at Barden's on saturday, then they were in session with Huw Stephens on Radio 1 on wednesday! They've also made a stunning video for their single with my good friend Crinan Campbell :D

3. As if that wasn't good enough, Huw then played the Dreamtrak-mixed Stairs To Korea on THE SAME SHOW! In previous weeks he has also played dreamtrak productions of Gaggle and Zun Zun Egui - basically I love him. "Boy Bear It In Mind" by Stairs To Korea is out on Brainlove in the very near future - have a listen:

Stairs To Korea - Boy Bear It In Mind: Download Sep 2009 from Stairs To Korea on Vimeo.


4. I forgot to post this video from when I went to Bristol to record for Zun Zun Egui's second, forthcoming EP - the first EP "Bal La Poussiere" is OUT NOW (or very soon)!



phew, what a lot of news!

by popular demand

another David G Cox track for your listening pleasure:

David G Cox - Serpent's Tale by dreamtrak

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

oops, it seems we've started a record label.

You may have already seen the inaugural DREAMTRAK release, Valerio Loveland's Meltdown / Holdin' Out (DRTRK01):



available on 12" Maxi from http://www.dreamtrak.co.uk/ and online from iTunes, Amazon and other good online retailers!

Well, there's some more coming....

First up it's the new Trademark record, At Loch Shiel. This will be available for download and also a limited CD release in about 2 months:



1. Someone Else's Dream
2. At Loch Shiel
3. On This Day
4. Brand New
5. Colder
6. Love You (Like I Love My Car)
7. Turbo Diesel Injection

It doesn't end there! DRTRK03 is the 9-years-in-the-making debut from David G Cox. This will be our first album release, and on vinyl only!






A
1. The Serpent's Tale
2. She Moves Through the Blue
3. Duet
4. Merry-Go-Round
5. Song #7
6. Falling Leaves


B
1. Forever and a Day
2. Please Don't Cry
3. Polka Dot Shoes
4. The Ballad of the Yellow Moon
5. Bogart and Bacall
6. When the Blue Sky Turned Red
7. House of Cards


blimey. it's all go.

some nice soundcloud links for you to listen to shortly :)

x

Thursday, 6 August 2009

CRAZY BAND NEWS WEEK!

I've been lucky enough recently to work with some bands who I think are totally awesome, and it seems that both the INTERNET and the PRESS agree!


GAGGLE have a full page in this week's NME - exciting!



We've just finished a cracking remix for them too, hopefully you will get to hear this soooon....


INTERNET FOREVER have been all over their internet homeland this week, and in the Observer last weekend. Blimey! See them on Pitchfork and Fader and they were even on T4! (nb, this last bit is technically a lie).



We've also just finished a cracking remix for them too!!



STAIRS TO KOREA has home-made an amazing video for "Boy Bear It In Mind" which is going to be his first single in September. We mixed the single at dreamtrak, and I'm even in the video a bit!



So much excitement for one week, I can barely contain myself. Also, the new TRADEMARK record is FINISHED! OMG etc.


Monday, 27 July 2009

DREAMTRAK DIAMOND SESSIONS 05 - INTERNET FOREVER

They're coming thick and fast!

DREAMTRAK DIAMOND SESSIONS 05
Internet Forever - Walk Of Life
Live in session at the old DREAMTRAK studio.



dire straits LOL

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

DREAMTRAK DIAMOND SESSIONS 04 - Stairs To Korea

DREAMTRAK DIAMOND SESSIONS 04
Stairs To Korea - After You Die
Live in session at the old DREAMTRAK studio.



LINK: Stairs To Korea

I've been recording/mixing/programming the Jen (SX1000) at the new DREAMTRAK with Will (Stairs To Korea, it is he) on some new pop smashes to be released shortly - bloody amazing.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

TRADEMARK 2009: AT LOCH SHIEL


Trademark have a new EP coming later this year. It's called At Loch Shiel

Loch Shiel is a place in Lochaber, Scotland where we wrote the starting points for the songs. We took a few synths and a laptop to Glenfinnan, set it all up in the living room of the house and got to work. This was nearly 3 years ago though... We're just very slow and very particular...

We recently performed the entire EP live at DREAMTRAK (mk I), collecting all our synths in one place and using no computers (almost). We're editing the footage at the moment, but here's a sneak preview:




The EP also includes our reinterpretation of a track we co-wrote with German trance legends Blank and Jones for their album The Logic Of Pleasure. Here's a non-video-video where you can hear their version:




Well, that was exciting wasn't it!

Friday, 26 June 2009

DJing at BRAINLOVE ROOM at CLUB NME at KOKO TONIGHT!

TONIGHT! (FRIDAY)

10pm-3am

HEARTBREAK in the main room - amazing.

DREAMTRAK DJs in the upstairs room - fun times.

COME!

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Chicks On Speed "Cutting The Edge" - out this week!!!


YAAAAAAAY!!!!

After a long wait, this week sees the release of the new Chicks on Speed album "Cutting The Edge" - lots of which was produced and co-written by my band/producer project A Scholar and A Physician at dreamtrak :D

4/5 REVIEW IN UNCUT: "THEIR MOST ADVENTUROUS AND DIVERSE YET. THIS TIME, THE FAMILIAR DIY GRRRL-PUNK DISCO-TRASH AND NO WAVE SKRONKING COME WITH EXTRA HELPINGS OF HUMOUR, MELODY AND POLISHED POP."

THE WIRE: "IT COULD BE ARGUED THAT CHICKS ON SPEED ARE A MORE VITAL AND IMPORTANT CULTURAL ENTITY THAN, SAY, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - AND LESS LIKELY TO SUCK UP TO THE NIKE DOLLAR TO BOOT. ALSO, ON THIS DOUBLE LENGTH OPUS, THEY’VE EMBRACED POP MORE READILY AND SUCCESSFULLY THAN BEFORE... THE SUSTAINED MOMENTUM OF THIS ALBUM IS IMPRESSIVE."



poptastic!

Get it from the lovely normanrecords :D

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

recent STUDIO ACTION

The last couple of weeks was jam-packed - so much so that I forgot to tell you about it.

First, the phenomenal Internet Forever came in and recorded 3 and a half songs which I am currently mixing...



Then! Multi-faceted top-notch tunesmith Stairs to Korea came in and played nearly everything himself...



The last session I did (the day before moving out) was recording some new tracks with amazing altchoir Gaggle - but with 25 people in the studio I didn't even have time to think about making a video...




You like? Well, Internet Forever and Stairs To Korea are playing a joint house party show for the awesome online zine PARTYNICE on the 11th July, and Gaggle are playing as part of some amazing Brainlove-curated stuff at the amazing Shunt underneath London Bridge station on 3rd July. Wooooooo!

new PHASE






Yesterday me, Paul Soulsby and my dad moved the entirety of dreamtrak to a new location in Hackney.

It's gonna be great. It's 5 minutes from my house so if you come and record with me you can come round for dinner too.

The live room is a bit smaller, but if you're a band and you want to record with me, I'll bring a suitcase full of stuff and we'll find somewhere nice to set up and do it. To save room I had to finally throw out my broken bontempi which I have owned for 12 years.




Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Trademark filming!!!


We (as in trademark) are filming a live performance of our new EP.. it's gonna be mega!


Friday, 29 May 2009

DJ ACTION

UPCOMING SUPER MEGA DJ ACTION!


FRIDAY 12TH JUNE
DJ SET AT FUTURE BRAIN!!!
KORSAN BAR, KINGSLAND ROAD
9PM-LATE
£3


SATURDAY 13TH JUNE
DJ SET AT MOSKOW DISKOW!!!
SHISH BAR (restaurant basement)
313-319 Old St, EC1V 9LE
8PM-MIDNIGHT


FRIDAY 26TH JUNE
DREAMTRAK TAKEOVER
BRAINLOVE ROOM AT CLUB NME!!!
KOKO (upstairs bar)
CAMDEN
10PM-3AM
full DJ line up TBC....

well, that was exciting wasn't it.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Mat Riviere


ace pic by rob evans photography


Just finishing off mixing Mat Riviere's forthcoming album for Brainlove. It's really really good. Have a listen.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Applicants at Dreamtrak

Applicants came for a few days to record stuff for their forthcoming record. 



video by the band! :)

Their phenomenal previous record "Life In The Bus Lane" was recorded and mixed at Dreamtrak also...

PS yup, that's me playing the piano at the end there. yaaaay

Monday, 20 April 2009

A Scholar and A Physician "She's A Witch" OUT TODAY!

It happened! We finally released a thing!

She's A Witch / Not Normal / Shouldn't Dwell out for download on Brainlove Records TODAY!

It was featured on emusic:








And can also be bought from iTunes and Amazon

(On iTunes the artist name is currently wrong - which makes it LIMITED EDITION!!!!)

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

DREAMTRAK DIAMOND SESSIONS 03 - Pagan Wanderer Lu

DREAMTRAK DIAMOND SESSIONS 03
Pagan Wanderer Lu and friends - England Expects
Live in session at DREAMTRAK studios.




Andy plays omnichord and kaoss pad. Also featuring Christopher Alcxxk (drums / fire extinguisher), Laura Wolf (jen / egg), John Brainlove (voice / tape) and Oli Horton (piano / cameras).

Pagan Wanderer Lu
Brainlove
Internet Forever
Dreamtrak Studios

Casiojam with Seb from Keyboard Choir

Playing blog catch-up today, here's another little video made at Seb's house. Spot Django if you can.

DREAMTRAK DIAMOND SESSIONS 02 - Rolande Throon



"What a lovely man!" - Alex Hayes

A Scholar and A Physician

Thanks to everyone who has watched the video (which was filmed at DREAMTRAK studios, not that you can tell really), probably would have made more effort with my hair if I'd known that nearly 50,000 people were going to watch it. Ah well.

Monday, 23 March 2009

A SCHOLAR AND A PHYSICIAN - SHE'S A WITCH - VIDEO!!!

here you go!!!




Click through to watch in HD HOW EXCITING IS THAT??

Single is out on April 20th through Brainlove Records :D

Saturday, 21 March 2009

The Last Song

played at the last dreamtrak diamond nights, incase you were wondering, was this:





as selected by Stu. So there you have it!

Friday, 20 March 2009

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

DREAMTRAK DIAMOND NIGHTS 07 TONIGHT!

ELECTRICITY SHOWROOMS
OLD ST / HOXTON ST
8-12
FREE!!

last one for the forseeable future, so come!

Sunday, 15 March 2009

A Scholar and A Physician Video Day!


We are making our video today, with a large green sheet and some very bright garden lights from B+Q.


Keep an eye on our progress...

Saturday, 28 February 2009

A SCHOLAR AND A PHYSICIAN

I told you all it would happen eventually. ALBUM OUT THIS YEAR. Check it.


Thursday, 26 February 2009

DREAMTRAK DIAMOND SESSIONS 01: JL HENNEY

Presenting the first in a hopefully-fairly-regular series of live performances from dreamtrak studios, here's JL Henney performing "That Music":




And, if you missed it, here's the dreamtrak-produced 'Quicksand':


and there's more at JL Henney's myspace...
ace!

Monday, 23 February 2009

what a making a remix looks like

WOW!



.


monday morning cures


The lovely people at Red Deer Heat have posted a mix by me - you'll enjoy it if you've had a heavy weekend, or if, like me, you're laid up in bed with a bottle of benylin.

In other news, I'll be DJing again in the Brainlove Room at Club NME at Koko, Camden, this friday..

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

BRAINLOVE at CLUB NME this friday

Just a quick one to say, I'm going to be DJing in the brainlove room at club NME this friday, at Koko in camden. Starts at 10, and gwEm is playing live. It's going to be great!

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

VALERIO LOVELAND

The first DREAMTRAK release is from VALERIO LOVELAND. It's available to buy on 12" vinyl and also it's currently free to download from the DREAMTRAK website.. for a limited time only..

A1 MELTDOWN
A2 HOLDIN' OUT
B1 MELTDOWN (SPECIAL D.J. EDIT)