Featured DJ Chart: Saint Etienne

This month Saint Etienne re-released two seminal albums, Tiger Bay and Finisterre, showcasing the band’s unique fusion of pop, folk, indie and electronic influences to a new generation. We collared Pete Wiggs – himself a DJ of some repute – for a featured chart, and he kindly provided us with some top notch quips on why each track made his record bag.

1. Blacmale – Golden Day (Static Discos)

“Ultra disturbing tripped out house – like Chris Morris meets Blake Baxter.”

2. Time & Space Machine – More Cowbell (Tirk)

“I played this out the other night and cleared the floor but it was my fault methinks – bad timing – cos it’s ace.”

3. Love Joys – Let Me Rock You Now (Wackies)

“sun drenched, dubby and soporific lovers rock from the angelic voiced New York duo – worth getting the whole album.”

4. Tones On Tail – Lions (Beggars Banquet)

“I never listened to this Bauhuas spin-off in the eighties because I thought their name was crap and they were a Bauhaus spin-off – but I actually would have loved this.”

5. The Units – High Pressure Days (Rory Phillips remix) (Relish)

“Another eighties number but remixed to perfection – my favourite release of 2009.”

6. Allez Allez – Weird Science (Rvng Intl)

“I’m really looking forward to getting this when it comes out – the whole EP sounds fab.”

7. Michoacan – In The Dark Of The Night (DFA)

“I like an element of creepiness in my disco and the vocal refrain on this delivers.”

8. So So Modern – Berlin (Transgressive)

“Great krauty head-nodder from worringly dressed New Zealand collective.”

9. James Pants – I Live Inside An Egg (Stones Throw)

“Some bonkers electro garage punk weirdness.”

10. Asiko – Lagos City (Soundway)

“Nigerian acidy disco-funk from the seventies sounds like being lost and in trouble.”