Here’s one for the weekend. Thanks to After Midnight for sending this, their remake of a classic 90’s rave anthem. Featuring all of the original samples but with a new twist – 2009 BASS!

Prodigy – No Good (After Midnight What’s Really Good Mix) 320kbps

Lars Nørgård is first and foremost an abstract-expressionist painter, creating wonderful large scale paintings bursting with colour and defined shapes. Yet despite his successful exicution in this area the 53 year old Danish artist has continued to produce fantastic works of surreal sketches using the modest method of pen on paper.

Most of Lars’ shows and exhibitions have been found in Scandinavia, with a few in America, but the artist is yet to exhibit in the United Kingdom despite his influence on modern surreal illustration in the UK being obvious. So as we continue to wait for the first Lars show, please enjoy some of my favorite sketches from his incredible portfolio of drawings:

All work taken from the dutch gallery Schäfer Grafisk Værksted

To see more of sketches from Lars please visit his regularly updated site HERE

Bass Weazel‘s debut EP ‘Weazal Movement’ was released at the end of May and contains four tracks full of fresh basslines to penetrate the ears and vibrate the body. Featuring jazz saxophones, some b-more drums and not to forget the deep rolling bassline, Jungle Massive is by far the star.

Bass Weazal – Jungle Massive

I’ve been waiting some time now to see this video on demand since it was featured on E4. Written, directed and illustrated by, the much loved here at Pejhy, Ian Stevenson and friends. The music is by James Scott and the Town.

Revealing the world of a strange small man, who spends his days away from the world. While divulging in strange pleasures he is suddenly thrown into a fantastical journey.

This Friday sees the launch of the Tate Modern and Concrete Hermit project. To celebrate the three artists involved in the project Ian Stevenson, Anthony Burrill and Andrew Rae will be signing copies of their relaunched books “Lost Heroes”, “Yes” and “Listen With Your Eyes” between 5:30pm and 7:00pm at the Tate Modern riverside shop.

Some brand new T-shirts designs and prints will also be available at the launch and will be sold exclusively through the Tate Modern and the Concrete Hermit shops.

Last year the Tate held their first street art exibishion displaying huge pieces on the outside of the gallery from people such as BLU and FAILE. Its great to see that they are now embracing the work of these wonderful graphic design artists who’s works have been needing a bigger stage for sometime now. Bringing their work to a much needed wider audience will hopefully put a bit of cash behind the artists meaning that we might just see Ian’s long awaited “Rubbish” book sometime this year as well as some new projects from both Anthony and Andrew.

The acronym U.F.O typically arises thoughts of spacecrafts, aliens and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. However, in the world of music it is an Unidentified Frequency Oscillation.

Jack Beats forthcoming EP, U.F.O, features three tracks full of oscillating bass. The first feature track, U.F.O (K-Hole Riddim), starts with a classic spacecraft speech, followed by a synthy melody, which gives way to amazing bass. The remaining two tracks, Get Down (VIP) and Labyrinth, are also worth checking out. Get Down has been modified and Labyrinth is reminicent of their remix of Patrick Wolf’s Hard Times.

All in all, a pejhy must buy EP.

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Just come across this little gem on Boomkat. It’s a new release from the [much loved] Various Production camp, but this time from a producer other than themselves. The artist is Gold Panda whose sound, far from the dubstep/grime/funky label gven by boomkat, stands somewhere between the splattering micro-house of The Field and the twisting electro-acoustic sounds of artists such as Four Tet or The Books.

Basically it is very nice stuff. Especially loving the last track “Long Vacation” but all three are beautiful. Recommended for long journeys with headphones.

Check out his website for upcoming shows, forthcoming releases and dancier remixes.

Bless x

Swedish duo Hugg & Pepp, aka John & Jesper Dahlback, are consistent pejhy EP releasers, with their latest being number 15 since 2003. The Maximus EP features two tracks (‘Penguini’ & ‘I Can’t Breathe’), and is yet another example of their quality production techniques.

I find their songs, with clean beats and bass, are easily listeners, not too harsh, and as such are playable at many moments. For example I put Penguini on at an evening BBQ, fine – 2 o’clock on a dancefloor, fine – train journey, fine – sunday dinner round grandma’s, probably fine.

Apparently the name, Hugg & Pepp, comes from John’s father. The night before John was born he dreamed that John would be named Hugge, therefore the name Hugg. Jespers alias Pepp, is a short form for Pepponen which John’s father calls him by.

Hugg & Pepp – Penguini

Get on your double step dancing shoes, and prepare yourself for a riot. Featuring primary school percussion (triangle, cabasa, bongos), stompy beats, grinding bass and a retired robot from the 80’s – this is mega!

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P.S. That’s my friend Shaun in the photo.