Mixtape Monday, Vol 33

The Birdhouse 081 РHorse Meat Disco

Any self-respecting London-based disco dancer knows about Horse Meat Disco. But I have to say, I was a little surprised, pleasantly so, to see them pop up on the Birdhouse podcast.

Regular readers will be familiar with this podcast by now, as I’ve posted several editions of the Claude Vonstroke’s Birdhouse here, and normally its very much at the bass-heavy tech end of the spectrum, whereas HMD are very much more towards the old skool disco end of things.

But you know what, they are both awesome, so why shouldn’t they be together? And this is an awesome mix, a wonderfully eclectic journey through dance music, from the lengthy edits of well known dance-pop standards through to straight out weird, wonky underground dancefloor stuff.

Taken from a live recording of a Birdhouse Stage at a recent show, this is a brilliantly enjoyable and danceable hour.

Mixtape Monday, Vol 21

Claude VonStroke’s The Birdhouse 48 – Guest Mix J Phlip

Well, this is a day late (Techno Tuesday?), I was suffering the after effects of a thoroughly splendid Sunday wedding yesterday. But I want to share this mix with you lovely people, as I’ve been pretty obsessed with it since giving it a listen, going back to the brilliant J Phlip guest mix over and over again.

Anyway, this is the 2nd time I’ve posted a Birdhouse podcast, in truth I’ve held off posting others to avoid repetition, but this was just too good. The track that starts about half an hour (Shazam informs me it is Kenton Slash Demon – Singla) in has to be the best damn dance music track I’ve heard in years, absolutely addictive!

I’ve not really got a whole lot to add to the write up for this one, enjoy the bassy beaty goodness that is the Birdhouse!

Mixtape Monday, Vol 18

Claude VonStroke presents The Birdhouse – vol 42 with Shiba San

One of my favourite labels is Dirty Bird. One of my favourite DJs is Claude VonStroke. So it’s little surprise that his relatively new Birdhouse podcast is an absolute fixture in my listening schedule!

This latest instalment is especially good, and features a mix from the excellent French producer Shiba San (who, I discovered at Ministry of Sound, also happens to be a demon on the cut!). Enjoy!