Wednesday, 4 May 2011


Hey guys, this is the first in a series of mixtapes for the Jocko Homo blog. The emphasis here isn't necessarily on mixing, but on showcasing some music that might not represented fully at our nights but that we think deserves your attention.

The first in the series is a psychedelic inspired compilation. All of the music here is from the 1960's and most of it takes in all the elements of great Psyche records.. fuzzy guitars, whirling synths and tripped out lyrics..(some of my favourite here include songs about sliding down sun beams, mushrooms that make you Ten feet tall and sliding in and out of buildings..) Most of these records are from the US and UK, but with Psyche taking in more exotic sounds with it's love of Sitars, bells and Eastern melodies; there are records from Pakistan and Brazil represented here also. The mix is 40 minutes long. ENJOY x J.H.

1. The Beatles- Revolution 9
2. Children of the morning
3. Dalmon- Don't you feel me?
4. Caravan- Ride
5. 13th Floor Elevators- Slip inside this house
6. Gal Costa- Tuareg
7. Sohail Rana- Indus Waves
8. Jefferson Airplane- White rabbit
9. The Creations- How does it feel to feel?
10.Donovan- Hurdy gurdy man
11.Silver Apples- Misty Mountain
12.Syd Barret- Terrapin

Thursday, 10 March 2011


Check out our exclusive mix hosted by our good friends at This is there are also lots of other goodies to be had.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

****Previously Unreleased Mix****

At the launch of Jocko Homo in May 2010 we did a special mix and gave it away on the night to the first 50 guests. It's now virtually a year later and we have decided to post it on the blog for your listening pleasure. Enjoy

Launch Party Give Away Mix

OMD - The Messenger (GW Edit)
Mark Romboy Vs Blake Baxter - House Ya
Wganda Kenya - Tifit Hayed (Cronk Family enterprizes rework)
Panda Bear - Bros (Cousin Coles No Bro Mo Bro Mix)
dapayk Solo - Green
Mr Fingers - In the beggining (Accapella)
Blondie - Rapture (serge santiago edit)
The Osmonds - III (todd terje Edit)
Hard Ton - Flawless (snuff crew mix)
Emperor Machine - ramrimrimram
Kink & Neville - Blueprint
MCDE - Raw cuts#1
Tantra - A place called tarrot (idjut boys edit)
The phenomenal Handclap band - 15 to 20 (telonius remix)
Florence & the machine - rabbit heart (raise it up) (leo zero mix)

Monday, 31 January 2011


Here's a House mix i put together, I wanted to make something pretty upfront seeing that the rest of the mixes i've posted on here have been such a mish mash of styles. The mix is an hour long going through deep and minimal, taking in elements of future bass.

Enjoy.. x jh

Nico- It has not taken long (Sample) (Island)
Two Lone Swordsmen- Bunker (Villalobos mix) (Warp)
Julio Bashmore- Chasm (Ten thousand Yen)
Steadycam- In the moog for love (Kompact)
Russ Yallop- Rock me (Crosstown Rebels)
Rodion & Hugo Sanchez- Tape oxyde (Solardisco)
Kink & Neville Watson- Metropole (Hour House Is Your Rush)
Lito Barrientos Y Su Orquesta- Cumbia En Do Menor (Discos Fuentes)
Joe- Claptrap (Hessle Audio)
Appleblim & Ramadanman- Void 23 (Carl Craig mix) (Aus Music)
Ramadanman- Tempest (Hemlock)
Hunne- Rare Silk (WT records)
Levon Vincent- Late night jam (Ostgut Ton)
Daniel Wang- Not feeling it (edit) (Rush Hour records)
Andy Butler- (And i’m) So in love with you (Mr. Intl)
Lone- Re-Schooling (Magic Wire Recordings)
MMM- Donna (Outro) (MMM)

Monday, 17 January 2011


Post Christmas blues? Us too.. so i thought i'd attempt to warm your cockles with some sounds from warmer climbs..

Wonderfull folk from Palestine..
Palestinian Student Karmel Group- Watani Laysa Hakiba

Rikki Ilionga's first band, psych-rock from 70's Zambia..
Musi-O-Tunya- Wings of Africa

70's psychdelic inspired funk from Nigeria..
The Ify Jerry Krusade- Nwantinti/Die Die

From the Isthmus of Panama, a latin cover version of the timeless Bill Withers classic..
The Soul Fanatics- Aint No Sunshine

Frankly bizzare but strangely facinating Jazz experimentation from Thailand from the awesome new Soundway compilation..
The Viking Combo Band- Pleng Yuk Owakard

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Our Good Friends This is Tmrw present:

Matthew Dear (Live Band)

Matthew Dear released one of the best records of 2010 in ‘Black City’. I think it’s fair to say this album has put him in the same league as the likes of Four Tet and Caribou. Not forgetting his remixes last year, including his re rub of The XX’s – VCR and his live show which has left jaws touching the floor (file under Bowie and LCD Soundsystem)…This show is one of only two solo dates whilst Matthew travels the country supporting Interpol…..We’re so exited to be welcoming him to The Hare and Hounds….This is seriously not a show to be missed..


Depending on whom you ask, Matthew Dear is a DJ, a dance-music producer, an experimental pop artist, a bandleader. He co-founded both Ghostly International and its dancefloor offshoot, Spectral Sound. He’s had remixes commissioned by The XX, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Spoon, Hot Chip, The Postal Service, and Chemical Brothers; he’s made mixes for the Fabric mix series and Get Physical’s Body Language. He maintains four aliases (Audion, False, Jabberjaw, and Matthew Dear), each with its own style and distinct visual identity. He straddles multiple musical worlds and belongs to none—and he’s just hitting his stride.
Matthew Dear’s 2003 full-length Ghostly debut, Leave Luck to Heaven, is a suite of sparse, wickedly funky house laced with Dear’s deep, distinctive vocals, and includes the much-loved single “Dog Days” (voted one of Pitchfork’s Top 100 Songs of the Decade). The record was met with rapturous acclaim from both the dance-music establishment and the critical press, including a four-star review in Rolling Stone. Dear’s 2007 follow-up,
Asa Breed, is a considerable departure from Heaven’s dancefloor excursions, incorporating the polyrhythms of Afrobeat, the irreverent pop sensibilities of Brian Eno, and the austere beauty of Krautrock. More four-stars reviews followed (Q and Mojo magazines), and Dear subsequently began touring with a live three-piece band, Matthew Dear’s Big Hands, in which he acted as frontman, commanding the stage with a Bryan Ferry-like swagger and a gentleman’s grace.
Today, Matthew Dear finds himself in a unique position. His highly anticipated fourth album, 2010’s Black City, is the culmination of years of hard work and experimentation, a darkly playful sound-world that envelops the listener like the arms of a malevolent lover. After over a decade of exploring pop’s outer limits, Matthew Dear now inhabits a rarefied corner of the musical universe: no longer tethered to any one genre, respected by his peers, and blessed with a bottomless well of creative energy. Now is Matthew Dear’s moment, and it sounds like nothing else.


Wednesday, 22 December 2010


I don't know about anyone else, but if i have an absolute hatred for that bastard Pogues song and although i have a secret soft spot for Slade's festive staple ( IT'S CHRIIISSSSTMMASS!) there's only so many times you can listen to the same 25 standard Christmas records. So (and i realise any credibility we may of once had may now be lost) here's Jocko's Xmas mix! It ranges from 60's Soul, Gospel and reggae, 30's carols and couple of contemporary re-rubs of old classics. It features not 1 but 2 cuts from Phil Spector's 'A Christmas gift for you' THE number one festive album of all time, if you haven't heard it, I'd really recommend it..

Nina Simone- Little girl blue
Ray Charles & Betty Carter- Baby it's cold outside
Ella Fitzgerald- White Christmas
Elisabeth Schumann- Coventry carol
Bobb B Sox & The Blue Jeans- Bells of St. Mary
Pastor T.L. Barrett and Youth Christ Choir- Jingle Bells
The Ronettes- Frosty the snowman
Billie Holiday- I've got my love to keep me warm (Yesking remix)
Wain Nelson- Santa Claus
The Cimarons- Silent night
Louis Armstrong- What a wonderful world (Orb remix)
Judy Garland- Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Jocko Djs are playing a couple of key dates over the Xmas season, firstly is our joint party with our friends Chicks Dig Jerks on Boxing day at The Victoria. Expect mixed up party sounds from the Chicks downstairs and drunken Jockos and Homos upstairs playing a seasonal selection. The lovely Jim will be guesting with us also. (Free entry)
New Years Eve is the intimate Hare and Hounds in King's Heath with Habit, Chicks Dig Jerks and a whole host of other people, regular Hott Date goers please buy tickets in advance as we've been infomed this event always sells out between xmas and new year. (£10 Adv tics)

Merry Christmas and happy new year from the Jocko Crew