Spotisfaction Friday 09/04/10 – Guest Mix by James Battin

Good evening sir.

There really aren’t enough hours in the day. I, like so many others, have a day job. A day job that has grown dull and uninspiring. This is part of the reason David and I started Spotisfaction. The problem now is, I spend so much time listening to your awesome submissions, hearing some new and fantastic music (as well as going out and checking out live music) that i don’t have enough time to read up on the latest news, check out other peoples music blogs or anything like that. I’m starting to think that I need to do something music related as a profession. If anyone has any ideas, let me know.

So today then. David and I were browsing what to put up today, we’ve got some quality submissions and we’re trying to make them varied on a day to day basis. Being a Friday, seeing that the sun is out and I’m not feeling 100% healthy at the moment, I needed something uplifting. Something that would rock out and wash over any bad vibes I had about today. I knew when I saw my favourite Breeders track on Battin’s playlist that we would be running his today. So here it is and I hope you’re going to enjoy it.


Spotify playlist is about… here.

1. The Detroit Cobras – Hey Sailor
2. Reef – Naked
3. Elastica – Waking Up
4. The Breeders – Cannonball
5. The Rolling Stones – Jumpin’ Jack Flash
6. Peaches – Kick It (feat Iggy Pop)
7. The White Stripes – Jolene (Live Under Blackpool Lights)
8. Smashing Pumpkins – Today
9. Queens Of The Stone Age – Song For The Dead
10. The White Stripes – Death Letter
11. The Zutons – Pressure Point
12. The Kills – Fried My Little Brains
13. The Buzzcocks – Ever Fallin In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve?)
14. The Hives – Supply And Demand
15. Sonic Youth – Kool Thing
16. The Raconteurs – Broken Boy Soldier
17. Supergrass – Richard III
18. Suede – The Drowners
19. Wolfmother – Woman
20. Soundgarden – Spoonman
21. Aerosmith – Shut Up And Dance
22. Electric Six – Gay Bar
23. Dropkick Murphys – The State Of Massachusetts
24. Status Quo – Down Down
25. Guns N’ Roses – Civil War
26. Led Zepagain – Song Remains The Same

James says:

This time I thought I’d go back to my guitar roots after my previous Hip Hop outing…  This list is a mixture of guitar rock, none of it too heavy but I felt a good mix of styles from heavy fuzzing Detroit blues, classic rock, deep desert rock and in between.

All the artists in this list I’ve got a deep respect for their overall sound and energy,  yes even the mighty Quo which manage to sneak in as I like to keep it dynamic and I think they are hard done by reputation wise. Turn on, Tune In, Crank it up to 11 and most of all….



Spotisfaction Thursday 04/03/10 – Guest Mix by Battinski

Whoa. We’ve had a nice influx of playlists from you decent folks and a fair few more in the pipeline, so huge, massive, monumentally large thanks to you all. Didn’t think this little idea would catch on, so freaking aces to see our inbox filling with quality playlists! I hope you’re enjoying building your lists as much as we enjoy listening to them.

Remember, if you want to submit one (or another one, if you’ve already done one) then see here.

Today is Battinski’s birthday, so in honour of the grumpy bastard being really old we’re posting his playlist today. Happy birthday, dude.


Get the playlist here.

  1. Mr. Scruff – So Long
  2. Speech Debelle – Spinnin’ – Radio Edit
  3. Ty – Mind Made Up
  4. Ther Herbaliser, What What – The Blend
  5. DJ Format, Abdominal – Rap Machine
  6. Ther Herbaliser, Blade – Time 2 Build
  7. Chipmunk – Chip Diddy Chip
  8. Speech Debelle – The Key
  9. Mark b, Blade – Building A Rep
  10. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Shimmy Shimmy Ya – Remastered LP Version
  11. Roots Manuva – Witness (1 Hope)
  12. DJ Food, Ken Nordine – The Ageing Young Rebel – Gentle Cruelty
  13. Speech Debelle – Searching
  14. Up, Bustle & Out – Y Ahora Tu
  15. Ty – Don’t Watch That (Knickers, Y-Fronts and Jockstraps)
  16. Mr. Scruff, Brantax – Vibrate
  17. Dynamic Syncopation, Mass Influence – 2 Tha Left
  18. DJ Format – Hit Song
  19. Baby J, Blade, Laurissa – Mumps
  20. Jurassic 5 – Jurass Finish First
  21. Method Man, Ghostface Killah – Afterparty

I’m not one for blurb necassarily,  but here goes.

This playlist is a mix of beats and rhymes generated because I listen to different styles depending my mood.  This is my getting stuff done with a groove mix but also to prove that hiphop isn’t just a flat Stereotype of nizzas and wizza and busting caps in grasses while blunting your 40….

A lot of these artists are UK based which is a bit of a chance to show off some homegrown talent,  although Abdominal is Canadian I think, he’s closely linked with the excellent DJ Format.    I’ve been listening to Ty since he appeared on a Sprung Mountain Bike video many many moons ago.    There’s 1 potentially quite controversial track in there, but its a tune I really like and compared to the rest of this artists work, I think it stands out.    See if you can guess which one.

I’ve also taken the opportunity to lace the playlist with Speech Debelle,  who to many will just be the unknown who won the Mercury Music Prize, but i really think if you haven’t hear her music before, its a great example of why she deserved that prize rather than the music press’s constant cooing of the like of Kasabian (who I actually like but really don’t understand the exessive hype).

I’ve tried to spread the music out so if you can resist listening on shuffle give it a go, but I’ll forgive you if you can’t (as I’m a shuffle junkie myself a lot of the time).  Some Acid Jazz and even some poetry creeps to give your mind a break from the lyric onslaught and for you impatient types, its a little shorter at a scant 1.4 hours…