Thursday, October 25, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

From Russia with Death

God doesn't exist.
Godfathers do.

If your a Sydney kid no doubt you've done your share of creeping around the cross.
The bright lights and disco jok(e)eys keep attention focused on the task at hand. But underlying the facade of nightlife flows a living river of toxic crime.
Yes, of course i'm serious.

I returned to a club the other Sunday morning to pick up my crate of records that were stashed in the office. As I walked down into the dark hazy room and across the sticky tiled floor, I could have sworn Juanita Neilsen's soul was stretched out under my feet - silently screaming from beneath the polished vinyl like a tortured T-1000. A broken strobe lay on the ground in the corner flickering randomly like a silent visual metaphor of the night prior. As I leant down to grab my shit, the dead scary silence of the place was interrupted sharply by loud voices and weighted footsteps coming down behind me. The dude in the office sternly looked up and signaled to me to go out the back door. I turned around to walk out and saw a group of four of the dodgiest guys walk in. No joke, all tall, with black trenchcoats, Romper Stomper haircuts and small mirrored sunnies talking in some gnarly Eastern european dialect. No need to say, i got the fuck out of there as soon as they looked at me. Opening the backdoors, the sunlight cut into my face and i walked out into 'reality'.

Logging numerous hours on grimey dancefloors, feeling at home wrapped in a marlboro-scented velvet curtain, watching Mad Max from dank faux fur couches and consequently knowing varied nightpatrons is about as far as most groveling scenesters get. But if you care to flake off the veneer you may find there are more ubliets than you'd care to stumble across in this concrete labyrinth.

New Order - Kiss of Death (Z)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Let It All Hang Out!

The Human League are just so ill. Philip's hair in the above video is so clean and conditioned.

Suss the above song plus the simple, epic track "Second's" off their critically acclaimed 1981 album, Dare. Produced 100% electronically, it's actually one of the best albums i've ever heard. Not many, if any, pop albums can match Dare's longevity.

The Human League - Seconds

The Human League - Rock 'n' Roll/Nightclubbing (Gary Glitter and Iggy Pop/David Bowie) (Z)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

That's a pointy

Pointer Sisters - Pinball Number Count (Z)

Pointer Sisters - Baby Come and Get It (Z)

Shit quality song

The breakdown in the following song represents Gamble and Huff's weirdest hour - this is one seriously fucked up vinyl rip, apologies. I've got a feeling that they used Hancock's gear for this track (as they did on other tracks from the Album).. you can hear the moog/echoplex combo unmistakably (or maybe not in this ultra shit qual version).

Pointer Sisters - Love in Them There Hills

Sample time (more than one degree of separation):

Jurassic Five - I am Somebody

Monday, October 1, 2007

the height of contrasts

Gregg and I were driving when this song came on. I almost crashed.
If this doesn't make you laugh then you're fucked up.

High Contrast - In da Gadda da Vida (Z)

Here's the original for added fake music knowledge humour.. like for instance when you are mentioning this blog to someone over a crisp Sauv Blanc you can say:
" ah ha ah hha ha, yes, oh god, yes did you listen to that High Contrast cover [key word to denote music wankery] of In da Gadda da Vida [try say it like you're talking about an old acquaintance] on Staiii? Absolutely hilarious."
Fellow conversationalist response:
" Oh, oh yes of course [they panic, and try to communicate calm body language {they might signal the waiter for top up of their champagne} because they have no idea what you are talking about and feel inadequate in their musical knowledge]."

Iron Butterfly - In da Gadda da Vida (Z)

P>S> bonusss

Saturday, September 15, 2007

So its cool to flail your vag these days.

Get with the times.

Depeche Mode - Big Muff (Z)

P>S> Gore wrote this not Clarke.

Sunday, September 9, 2007


Some heaps uncool guys in collared shirts abusing really expensive gear making pretty crude loops. So vogue.

Battles - Leyendecker

P.s. I think the single release is called 'Atlas', there is a video for it but the album edit is 7 minutes long so um see you later to me uploading that right now.

Thursday, September 6, 2007


P.s. Zlad's older ego played the weatherman who froths over Mike on Frontline. He possibly also wrote the castle. We rep that golden soil here on STAIII just wait for Psuedo Echo.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Daft Punk Update

Cut Copy and Van She now on the bill.



Van She suck, Cut Copy don't. Just in case you wondered where we stood on that.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Yeah So

All you haters (benji) who didn't belive my Daft Punk post like back when this blog just began.

Read the Modular News yet?

Eat your heart out havefunclub, we may post twenty minute acid epics but we are still down by law with the scene snitchezzzzzzzz

Monday, August 20, 2007

Remember that green shit the Joker fell into in Batman?
Remember that toxic slime that pours over that guy in Robocop one?
Remember that stuff inside energon cubes in Transformers?

Ok, now imagine that chemical factory in Batman hosted a massive spontaneous rave:... suddenly the blacklights come and on the jokers green face lights up. Footsteps of running mutants can be be heard in the dark corridors heading to the main room. Giant cast iron idle machines suddenly unmesh into dancing deceptacons and chemical fumes fill the air like the soma of hollywood's underbelly.. the toxic avenger has a dark corner to himself flailing his oozing calloused arms in a tribal frenzy, while robocop and megatron compare robot dances and battle for the spotlight on the overhead steel walkways. Grids of lasers cut through the air and no one knows whether they are meant to be there or whether the Predator just arrived. The dancefloor is more machine than man with a sea of metallic and mutated limbs bionically conducting the beat. Dr. Octagon is breakdancing but he has nothing on R2-D2's headspins. All the while Daft Punk are trapped outside, not sure whether its their scene, but with one burning question on their minds.. 'who is Dj-ing'?

No one will ever know.

If this party went down in Chicago in the mid 80's then i have no doubts it would have been a 100% acid rave.

Genre; Acid: It's birth resulting essentially from the inherent lack of finance involved with budding 'musicians'; meaning, Acid (or, Acid House, as it was later badly re-named in the UK) was created on a small cheap plastic synthesiser developed by Roland in 1982 as an accompaniment instrument for bass players when playing alone in their bedrooms. The TB-303. Yes i speak truth. This genre is now one which only an idiot would never have heard of. (ever seen a yellow smiley face? well yeah, that is the universal logo for the genre).

There have been a zillion zillion good, bad, and just gay acid producers since the genre's humble origin.. hence i'm not going to upload Acid's greatest hits. Rather i am uploading one track. This track was (argue if you dare)the birth of the genre. It has gone under several names but i am upping the original album version so as to avoid controversy (because this blog is continually screened by music historians and stuff.) If you've never listened to Acid.. you'll probably hate it. And if you're a massive Acid kid, you'll probably hate it as well. That's STAIII for you.

Phuture - Acid Trax

P.S> Stay tuned for more danceable acid adventures

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Eurovision 1980


Basically Kraftwerk with heaps less skill and heaps less idealism.
Their Performance at Eurovision in 1980 with an hilarious song named after the event itself perhaps best reflects their complete lack of care for what anyone thought of them. I don't even know what else to write, they are just heaps funny and use heaps of funny arpeggiator and panning so like.... get into it.

Telex - Twist À Saint-Tropez

Telex - Brainwash

Telex - Moskow Diskow (Edit: Some of you don't seem to understand that this song is the best one i posted. Why are you all downloading the first songs we post and none others...)

Tuesday, August 7, 2007


4 hour break, already been to Salvo's, eaten lunch, listened to my ipod's worth of B52's, plus had an awkward conversation with at least one wannabe.

Now making good use of a bandwith that doesn't worry me to upload some songs that aren't at home.

Throbbing Gristle - Hot On The Heels Of Love

Sandii & the Sunsetz - Living On The Front Line(With David Sylvian)

Monday, August 6, 2007


I often speak of this movie no one seems to have seen it.
Now's your chance.

P.s. I'm currently listening to a mash of Mimms and Def Leppard. Frothing.

Saturday, August 4, 2007


With no common link here are a few tracks than roughly encapsulate what i consider to be "Real Music". Minus any Hip Hop, that post will come later.

And actually now that i've considered it properly i missed heaps of things that i really like. So this post has pretty much just become your chance to grab three songs you might not have.

Emerson Lake & Palmer - Peter Gunn Theme (Live)

The Sonics - Strychnine

Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Dirty leather jackets, Bill Paxton with a mohawk, cybernetic organisms, neuralnet processors, liquid metal vs solid steel. What more could a kid want? Maybe some revolting catch phrases? Oh. You know it has it all.

Don't have time to write anything else. Going down to the galleria to play Missile Command.

The Terminator Original Theme(1981)

Terminator 2 Theme

Terminator 2 Theme (Techno Remix)

Terminator 3 Theme (Aphex Twin vs. Fatboy Slim Mix)

The Terminator - Tunnel Chase Theme

George Thorogood - Bad To The Bone

Terminator Theme.MIDI

BONUS: (GR3GG darling, this one's for you)

Jedi Mind Tricks - Rise of the Machines

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Z's In Your Band Name

Almost as good as X's.

I know i'm posting heaps of videos but it's all my bandwith permits. Check out the Hohner headless bass.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Every Home A Big Mac And No One Goes Out Back That's That

It was just on T.V. before. It would be a sin not to honour Peter Garrett's immaculate dance moves, and i'm really really serious.

Thursday, July 26, 2007


The dirtiest shit on my hard drive

*Dave Ball, one half of The Grid, was previously one half of Soft Cell.

Y34H BW01

It's way past his bedtime but 9R399 doesn't give a shit.
Doesn't even give a shit if you like his remix;

Dizzee Rascal - Sirens vs Da Funk (9R399 54NDW1CH'S 911 3D17)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Get Schoolly'D

"Oh shit.... I hate gravity"

Remember that gay movie SWAT with Samuel L Jackson and LL Cool J like 5 years ago? You might know it was based on the 70's cop show (a la Starsky & Hutch). You probably didn't know the theme song was rapped over by Schoolly D, one of the first rappers to embrace an antisocial persona without explicit irony (he doesn't joke [just like Chromeo don't when they use brackets in song titles]).

9R399 80NU5:
Dirty DX7-driven remix from a fellow Wall of Sound labelmate (and master of pseudo-French disguise*).

*Shotgun writing my next post on him (and all of his 10 guises[yes even 'Man With Guitar']).

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Listen and Understand.

I could sit here and type a whole bunch of stuff about this guy; but nah, someone is knocking at my door....... It could be lady fame. It could just be Mrs Pellam again. The point is you just never know - do you. Or do you really never know?


Japan. The place reeks of the future. Neon skyscapes, infinite vending machines, fruits, sleeping pods, pocket-cups, not to mention the headquarters of Roland, Korg, Yamaha, Akai, and Casio. I guarentee, in an underground factory somewhere in Tokyo a hoverboard is being ridden right now. For all we know the all spark is buried somwhere under three football fields thick of Tokyo concrete and has been powering their economy for the last 60 years.

In 1978 YMO exhibit/ed the future. They didn't fuck around trying to be meaningful or profound. They played gross long keyboards, made music and got damn famous for it. I am a massive fan. Here is something you definetly don't know. Behind the scenes, avoiding the glamour, galloped a dark horse. Hideki Matsutake was, as some have labelled him "the Genius behind the genius of YMO." Fluent in schematics and with a patching arm like Charles Bishop Weyland he was the sound engineer who created the sonic edge that pushed YMO into the same groundbreaking category as Kraftwerk. With a travelling synthesiser rig that could probably have served well as the mission control set in Apollo 13 he was by my standards, le man.

If you don't believe me, ask Isao Tomita - his trainer and master, karatekid-style.

He was and still is, a busy man. But as all good men do, he had a solo project, primarly a showboat on which could sail his absurdly deep prgramming knowledge, he released a few albums, one of which i am in possession of. Calling himself Logic System - a direct reference to the nickname he was given on the road, his first album, titled, 'Logic' (1981) is debuted in truncated form on STAIII for your aural pleasure.

Logic System - Domino Dance

Logic System - Logic


Heavy Piece Of Literature

Re: Daniel Miller post, i had a 4 hour break in uni today so i got J.G. Ballard's novel Crash out from the library and read it. It's so gnarly. Read the last three chapters with this song on repeat.

(Right click, save target as.)
My Bloody Valentine - Sometimes

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Daniel Miller

Warm Leatherette

As the founder of Mute records, signing pretty much any act that Vince Clark has been a part of (most famously Depeche Mode) as well as artists like Nick Cave and Fad Gadget. Lesser known are Daniel Miller's own sonic works. He originally created Mute as an outlet for his own personal recordings, the first release being his dark 7" single Warm Leatherette.

The lyrics drew heavily upon J.G. Ballard's 1973 novel Crash, a bizzare account of car crash sexual fetishism, and since it's release in 1978, it's become somewhat of a landmark song in the world of synth, and no doubt you've heard Grace Jones cover on the retro countdowns that plague the airwaves. You can find the original on limewire or something though i'm not wasting bandwith posting it. But i have a mash of it with Raffi's Bananaphone if anyone wants it, ask.

What is really important about Daniel Miller, and also what people often fail to even notice, is Daniel Miller's lighter side. In 1980 he released Music For Parties, under the psueodonym of the Silicon Teens, their "real" names being Darryl, Jacki, Paul and Diane. Actors were used in videos and television appearances to give the act some pop accesibility, the album itself being predominantly synthetic pop covers of well known 1950's and early 60's rock 'n' roll tracks.

As far as im concered its so sick.

Silicon Teens - Memphis Tennessee

Silicon Teens - Judy In Disguise

P.S. I heard Frank Tovey was on vocals. Someone leave a comment to confirm.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Monday, July 16, 2007


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I'd post more songs but i need to get back to perfecting my 1080's.
Take what you get.

At some point i might even post songs you will like.

Louis Prima - Beep Beep

Friday, July 13, 2007

Who Is It

Michael Jackson is sick. Don't even read our blog if your going to side with the "Gross, child molestation!!" people.
Drop your glass of Haterade and put Dangerous in your walkman.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Human League

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Probably not the last you'll hear from HL on this blog, but its the first.
They formed in 1977, got pretty famous in the 80's playing good key's, notably a Roland System 100. They were friends with Giorgio "Moustache" Moroder (he'll come up later for those hungry for mpTrois) and they named themselves after a part in a video game, Starforce: Alpha Centauri. (Alpha Centauri being the lowest point in our radiant Southern Cross).

Take these tracks, covering varying degrees of the League, including a cover of the Get Carter theme played on a Casio VL Tone.

The Human League - Get Carter

The Human League - Being Boiled (Fast Version)

The Human League - Mirror Man

Sunday, July 8, 2007


Take some time out and relax as we celebrate 1981 in video.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

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Pre 'Le Borse' there was "Oh Odessa (Cluster Curiosum)", a 1981 track by krautrock band Cluster. Led by Hans Joachim Roedelius, and occaisonally collaborating with such artists as Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, and Can bassist Holger Czukay, Cluster helped define early experimental synthetic music. any of the above if you really care otherwise just click this

Cluster - Oh Odessa (Cluster Curiosum)

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Bandwith is back, i am back. Whats more to say?

Toni Basil - Hey Mickey (Spanish Version)

Wednesday, July 4, 2007


The most Australian of all traditions is driving up the coast for the yearly family holiday. Dad would chuck on a John Williamson tape from the glovebox and we'd sing it all the way to Ballina, stopping off at Bulahdelah for breakfast.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Here: five brand new tracks recorded by a friend of mine who was in the audience at a hot chippy show in the states about 2 weeks ago. Quality is shit but it conjours good memories of seeing them live - not to mention a taste of what is to come from the eccentric nerds. WARNING - only for dedicated groupies/admirers.


1.21 Jigawatts

The original idea for the time machine was a refrigerator.... But they had problems reaching 88 Miles per hour.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

King Diamond

Cassandra shmassandra, meet someone who can REALLY wail

P.S. MP3's from my end will be sparse for another week, my bandwith is exceeded

Monday, June 25, 2007


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The Australian Hip Hop scene has been producing fine artists such as Bliss n' Eso, The Hilltop Hoods, and as far as Homebake is concerned, Scribe, for many years.

However none of these groups have a handle on Australian culture like our man J-mo. Recording out of his basement, at approximately 17 (24?) years of age the lyrical miracle J-mo brings it back to the streets, laying down the law for those haters and perpetrators who think that just because we live in Australia, doesn't mean we don't need guns.

Between J-money (as he's affectionately known) and his Desert Eagle it's not clear whose more dangerous, spitting the ickest-say ymes-rhay since Sydneys prodigal son Sky High . It really is a wonder he's not signed yet. His subtle agression and lyrical proficiency reaches its peak on "You cunts are through"; his debut single, declaring war on the suburb of Avalon. You better watch out, or he will definately kill you. Definately.

Check him out!

Dont be afraid to send a friend request his way and give him some props, you all know he deserves it.

We'd appreciate it if someone could send us J-mo's postal address or contact number so we could connect him with some of our friends in the industry.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Trump This

O'Jays - For The Love of Money

Trump - estimated personal wealth: $6bil

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


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Love Bug Starski is an illusive man when it comes to digital media.

Whilst your still cooling down from The Rapping Duke get your cursor onto this retro rocket and pop it into your PC's default m4a device.

Love Bug Starski - Amityville

Bonus: UTFO the kings of breakbeats and handclaps get gnarly with this use of dense vocoder. Not to be confused with the final track of the 1996 soundtrack to Space Jam.

UTFO - We're Only Buggin

: Couldn't talk about it without posting it, CAN A MOUSE WRITE THIS
Bugs Bunny - Buggin'

Electroma pt2

If you haven't seen it.
Get it.



Black Monk Time

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Sega Genesis, When I Was Dead Broke I Couldn't Picture This

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You've always wondered who The Rapping Duke is, ever since the Big Poppa himself dropped in his song 'Juicy'

"Remember Rapping Duke, da ha da ha, never thought hip hop would take it this far"

Get schooled.

The Rapping Duke - Da Ha Da Ha

Midnight Star - Operator

Game Six Saturday 20th Feburary 1996 - Decider.
White: Kasparov; Black: Deep Blue
1. N-KB3 P-Q4 2. P-Q4 P-QB3 3. P-B4 P-K3 4. QN-Q2 N-B3 5. P-K3 P-B4 6. P-QN3 N-B3 7. B-N2 BPxP 8. KPxP B-K2 9. R-B1 O-O 10. B-Q3 B-Q2 11. O-O N-KR4 12. R-K1 N-B5 13. B-N1 B-Q3 14. P-N3 N-N3 15. N-K5 R-B1 16. NxB QxN 17. N-B3 B-N5 18. R-K3 KR-Q1 19. P-KR4 KN-K2 20. P-R3 B-R4 21. P-QN4 B-B2 22. P-B5 R-K1 23. Q-Q3 P-KN3 24. R-K2 N-B4 25. B-B3 P-KR4 26. P-N5 QN-K2 27. B-Q2 K-N2 28. P-R4 R-QR1 29. P-R5 P-R3 30. P-N6 B-N1 31. B-B2 N-B3 32. B-R4 R-K2 33. B-B3 N-K4 34. PxN QxB 35. N-Q4 NxN 36. QxN Q-Q2 37. B-Q2 R-K1 38. B-N5 R-QB1 39. B-B6+ K-R2 40. P-B6 PxP 41. Q-B5 K-R3 42. R-N2 Q-N2 43. R-N4 ...
Black Resigns

Monday, June 18, 2007

Light Weight

Friday, June 15, 2007


Everyones frothing on the 80's, mostly for all the wrong reasons. Here's setting the record straight with some Australian tracks, too often credited to overseas artists who are finally getting good coke again now that everyone at Bandits has purchased their greatest hits CD off HMV's ten dollar shelf.

Cop these particularly bright sparks in the ever illustrious back catalogue of Australian sound.

Flash And The Pan - Walking In The Rain

Real Life - Send Me An Angel

The Chantoozies - Witch Queen (Redbone Cover)

p.s. Post gets updated according to the state of flux in which my bandwith finds itself, so stay tuned.

Edit: Japan's 'Tin Drum' on vinyl for ten bucks at that place in Dee Why. Race you.


Apparently Speilberg has done it again.

He has big shoes to fill.

I frothed over the original, still have the bed covers to prove it.

ALBUM: Transformers: The Movie (1986/7) Orginal Soundtrack

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Daft Punk

Playing in Sydney.

A while to wait, all i can say is: Christmas present.

--- end transmission ---

I love you Katherine Johnson

Probably the best thing i have ever seen.
part i

part ii


Eartha Kitt, getting loose at age 62 with Bronski Beat on the synthesis.

MP3: Eartha Kitt With Bronski Beat - Cha Cha Heels (extended mix)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Eleven consecutive UK chart topping singles.

More NRG than Bob Down doing his thang in the backroom at the Tool Shed.

The sort of chord progression that turned awkward year 6 dances into primal William Golding-inspired raves.

Jocks - get ready for this.

edit: midi isnt dead yet


Scritti Politti - Boom There She Was (US Mix)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Sam and Tom, untitled

re: A clockwork orange, Excerpt From walter Carlos, march from a clockwork orange

(complete mp3 available at request, 7 minutes)

edit: walter carlos is now wendy carlos

Quasi una Fantasia

Presto agitato

Sonata 14 Opus 27 no. 2 (3rd Movement)

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(no relation to this song)

Screamin Jay Hawkins - Monkberry Moon Delight


Monday, June 11, 2007

Electroma Jackson C Frank - Dialogue

Sunday, June 10, 2007


"Mock Yeh"

Saturday, June 9, 2007


Friday, June 8, 2007

bust this

japan- ghosts

Tuesday, June 5, 2007


push your tongues out of ur ears and lick this