Wednesday, 31 March 2010


Here's the second mix from The Jocko crew, from resident Jonny. This time it shows us in a more housey vein, working in a few little post punk and 80's numbers, enjoy. See you Saturday xx

Metronomy- Do the right thing (Wild Geese remix)
Lone Lady- Nerve up (Jocko Homo edit)
House of House- Rushing to paradise
In Flagranti- It's all rubbish
Eurythmics- Love is a stranger
Scott Grooves feat. Parliament- Mothership reconnection
Dub Boy- Tigerflower
Jimpster- Sleeper
Talking Heads- Girlfriend is better
Yello- The Race (Derek May remix)
Spencer Parker- Never stop the action
Benny Rodrigues- Woest
Love- Everybody's gotta live (wonky)

Easter Egging...

For those lucky enough to have good friday off work, there is only one place to be on thursday night and that is the mighty FACE Easter Party at the Rainbow Pub. Rumour has it, that at 2.30am, you'll be getting an 'easter egging' in one form or another!

After two previous DJ Sets at FACE, Jocko Homo DJ's return to man the decks with residents Scott & Elliot. This will be a big night and fancy dress is encouraged so I hope to see a front row of chickens and some funky eggs!

I've posted two tracks below, that have gone off for us at FACE in the past without fail, enjoy and hope to see you there! Crazy P- Stop Space Return (Unabo.m4a DJ T- Bateria.m4a

P.S. Don't forget that its only three days until JOCKO HOMO kicks off at the Red Lion Pub in the Jewellery Quarter. Check out the facebook group page for all the info. We are all getting excited and hope you are too... x

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Tantra - A place called tarot (Idjut Boys Edit)

Here is a divine slice of Italian disco from 1982 with the Idjut Boys on re edit duties. Although the original 12" mix is near perfect i do think they have done a fine job of adding some modern day club grunt. This re edit was released on the very fine turk label in 2004. ENJOY.... - Tantra - A Place Called Tarot.mp3

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Resident mix

Jocko Homo resident Pete drops his first mix for the Jocko Homo blog. Its a lovely mixed affair, taking in house, disco and punkfunk, going via some 60's classics and 00's futuristic r'n'b. BIG, check it out xx J

Woolfy- The Growler
Breakout- Planet Rock Beats
Crazy P- Mary
Cultural Vibe- Ma Foom Bey
Loose Joints- Tell You (Edit)
Noze- Fever
Kanye West- Champion (Edit)
Liquid Liquid Vs Silver Apples- Optimo/Oscillations
Jonny Wakelin- In Zaire (Edit)
Autechre- Ken-el
The Turtles- So Happy
The Velvet Underground- I'm Waiting for the man
R Kelly- Ignition (Edit)
Cassie- Me & U (Edit)
Wade Nichols- Abracabaro

Just over a week now until JOCKO HOMO launches its first night at the Red Lion pub in the Jewellery quarter, Birmingham. We cant wait and hope you feel the same way too- if your not a friend already, add us on facebook for updates and future events.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

New Manchester

I was in Manchester this weekend and i have to admit i get very jelous of the music scene there whenever i go. Whether that be it's rich musical past, the record shops, the gigs or just not feeling part of it when everyone's singing their hearts out to 'There is a light that never goes out' at the end of the discos. The place just seems to be a hotbed of creativity in terms of music; they don't rest on the laurals of the past and there's some really exciting new music coming out of there right now. Here's some of my current Manchester faves.

Everything Everthing

There's a real lack of these guys stuff in physical form, i can't wait for the debut to drop. It's such an original sound, the music is guitar based, but manages to sound quite cut and pastey, the songs go though differnt sections, all liknked up by strong vocal harmonies whilst keeping a strong pop sensibility.

Dutch Uncles

I saw these guys play at the Rough trade record shop and was blown away by them, the lead singer is so fruity and pulls of these awkward dance moves. Their sound is spikey post punk, but like Everything Everything it has a real poppy feel. Buy their debut album, it's great.


Things have really taken off for this band now and although i wasn't too keen when i saw them play (actual words: 'this is like Coldplay with synths') i've grown into them a bit more now. 'Doubt' is one of their better songs; i think it works for them doing more understated records, some of their other stuff is a bit hands in the air anthem-y..

Friday, 19 March 2010

Holy Ghost take on Friendly Fires!

Two of the current day punk-funk greats come together on a recent 12" to cover each others most successful tracks to date; Hold On and On Board. Im a big fan of Holy Ghost as a band and as producers with some of their remixes for the likes of MGMT, Cut Copy & In Flagranti always staples in my record bag.

Both covers are great, but if I had to pick a favourite I'd go with the Holy Ghost cover of 'On Board' as its a more playful take on the original and anyone who is able to feat the DFA celestial choir has my vote anyday!

All four tracks are well worph getting on 12" or downloading and you get a really nice dub version of the holy ghost cover thrown in. Board (feat The DFA Celestial Choir Original Mix.mp3

As an extra treat here is a Holy Ghost Re-edit of 'Get On The Floor' by the late Michael Jackson, enjoy! Jackson- Get On The Floor.m4a

Wednesday, 17 March 2010


The best promo vid of the year? The biggest song off their l.p. and this is what they have given mtv to promote it.. I love Hot Chip, we need more bands like them.. x


Phew… just returned from four days in Berlin and it was defiantly one to remember! From previously going in the summer, being hit by the Russian winter this time round had us diving into bars between snow storms and then wobbling in and out of art galleries during the daytime.

At night was where it really took off, just going for one big night out over the course of the trip was the plan, but the end of day one, we were in a taxi off to the Berghain.. We arrived to find only half the club was open but it was enough to realise what an amazing building and club it is. It appears derelict on the outside, but inside houses an amazing sound system, great lighting and really interesting use of space. Music played on the night was less techno than expected and instead just good quality house music, the crowd was great and I left without burning too much of a hole in my pocket.

Come Saturday night, we were back at the Berghain in an impressively sized queue waiting to get in, this time round the whole club was open (dark rooms and all). From getting in at 2am, the music was spot on from the start. In the main room the DJ was playing minimal techno with all the right climaxes and breakdowns, along with some really nice stand out tracks. Posted below is one of the tracks played on the night, its by Steadycam and its a relatively old release on Kompakt record label. It’s a real builder and had the whole room going off.

http:// In The Moog For Love.m4a In The Moog For Love.m4a

I would recommend the Berghain to anyone who hasn't been before, I know we all want to go back!

Tuesday, 16 March 2010


Hey, our launch night for the club night is Saturday 3rd April @ The Red Lion, Jewellery quarter. All the info/ directions can be found on our Facebook group page
Join us!

A brand new clubnight in an exciting fresh venue from the same people involved in nights Hott Date, Death@Ressurection and Mosco Disco. An intimate tarted up boozer, sister pub to The lord Clifton- we'll be taking up residency upstairs and down. The pub's plastered with urban art and has a fantastic selection of drinks.

Downstairs (music that doesn't add up) Expect electronica, post punk, psyche, cosmic disco. In the small bar area downstairs expect to hear the dustier side of our record collections in a more relaxed atmosphere. As the warmer months approach this venture will be taken outside to red lions fantastic intimate courtyard for a more up tempo Balearic vibe.
Upstairs (music that works out) expect a full throttle party mix; house, disco and techno but also redited party classics, rock and roll and everything in between

Wednesday, 10 March 2010


Hey, here's a minimix Tussle Djs (two thirds of the Jocko Homo soundsystem) put together for our friends Chick's Dig Jerk's excellent radio show on Rhubarb radio. It's a mix of some of the sounds that excite us squeezed into 10 minutes.

Chick's Dig Jerk's radioshow is on Thursdays at 8.00pm.

Don Armando- I'm an Indian too (Pillooski mix)
The Hundred in the hand- Dressed in Dresdon
Friendly Fires- Jump in he pool (Wild Geese mix)
Skat Bros.- Walk the night
The Shake up connection- Burning up
Rolling Stones- Gimmie shelter
Akufen- Jeep sex
Joy Orbison- Wet look
Tom Tom Club- Wordy Rappinghood
Radioactive Man- Kristiina
The Kills- No wow
The Units- High pressure days (Rory Phillips mix)
Mark E. Smith interview outro

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Hello, welcome to the JOCKO HOMO blog, let's kick off with some new music shall we..

Lone Lady is one of Warp records latest signings, she made her debut album 'Nerve up' in a warehouse space in Ancoats Manchester; a place pretty much untouched by Manchester's redevelopments. It's a rather wonderful album, although not what i expected after reading reviews saying it was a feminine revoking of the post-punk masters of that area (Joy Division, The Fall, Durutti Column.) Although it takes on elements of that it also takes on an American sound, recalling Patti Smith and early R.E.M, as well incorporating the primitive electronic feel from early releases on her record label Warp. Here's a taster, go buy the album..

Thinking about early Warp releases, here's on from Polygon Window (a.k.a. Aphex Twin) from the album 'Surfing on sine waves.' It has that great primitive analogue sound and a wonderful melody. Somehow it's dancey and ambient at the same time, a favourite of mine..