13 mars 2012

the eyes in the heat. amateur ep is out !!

the eyes in the heat. amateur ep.


a1: Amateur
a2: I used to be Spanish
b1: Hold up
b2: Amateur [Raudive Dark Dub mix]

format : vinyl & digital.

A new addition to the kill the dj stable is something that, for us, really counts.
Beyond Resident Advisor statistics and Beatport charts, signing a new project has always been, let’s dare the expression ‘an act of love’: an impulsion you can’t resist, and something you need to take care of. Excitement, sincerity and commitment.

Our encounter with The Eyes in the Heat (aka Oliver Ho and Zizi Kanaan) wasn’t ordinary. Ivan Smagghe was a fan of Oliver’s other projects, Raudive and his label Wires, and Ivan let him know. For some stupid reason, Ivan thought Oliver lived in Berlin whereas they both live in London. The second, and more important, surprise came when Oliver mentioned that he was working on a ‘rockier’ side project with a singer. A red flag rose instantly.

It did not take much to convince us of the exceptional quality and singularity of The Eyes in the Heat. From the first demos heard over a year ago, the combination of Oliver's ultra crisp angular techno and Zizi's vocals, their swampy approach to our common post punk-heritage (being conscious of your influences without idolizing them), their lo-fi but intricate use of electronics (doubled by Jerome's live drumming), blues and acid house... All this almost seemed tailor-made for us. We all instantly conceived this collaboration as a long term project and the present 12" is only a teaser for their soon ready album. Their shack is our shack and vice versa.

You'll find here all we love about them: a darkness that is never self-indulgent, grooves that lock you in but leave room for melodies, an ultra-tight production that manages to avoid feeling sanitized. Techno not Techno, Rock not Rock. Like us, they seem to be at ease on the edge of

Amateur” shows exactly what The Eyes in the Heat are about and why it will be hard to file them in any box. 'Techno with guitars' is a tricky ball game but here’s some club music that is not afraid to show its farm dog teeth.
The “Raudive Dark Dub” mix strips the black leather right to the skin.
The southern bayou element inherent to The Eyes in the Heat comes alive in “I used to be Spanish” but we've strayed far from cliches. Cramps are Gods, we all know
that, but this is music that looks ahead.
Finally, “Hold up” rounds up this ‘definition of a style’: an italo cowboy ride? Hypnotics and dissonance? Raw vocals and old-school drum machines?

Yep, all that and more.

the vinyl is here.
itune download is here
beatport download is here.

9 mars 2012

visibilité !!!

Parcequ'il n'y a pas de représentation lesbienne forte à la marche des fiertés ktdj soutient le projet gouine comme un camion: un projet participatif pour faire un chars de gouines à la gay pride 2012.
1 euros aprés 1 euros, donne petit camion deviendra grand !! On compte sur vous.

17 février 2012

raudive dj set

the eyes in the heat debut ep will be out on march 5th
on your fav black and white label.

Oliver ho/Raudive the man behind TEITH [with Zizi Kanaan] just did a great mix for
dazed digital.
From Arthur Russel till Chris and Cosey..... we are living on the same world

listen here

8 février 2012

ktdj radio show. january 2012

kill the dj radio show is broadcasted on radio radio grenouille marseille, radio campus paris, and campus grenoble.
february radio show will be from chloé battant. stay tuned.

6 février 2012

battant on tour

they keep it real at every show

25 janvier 2012

19 janvier 2012

ivan smagghe dj set . beats in space.

ivan was touring USA last week. he make a stop at BEATS IN SPACE radio show in new york,
playing our old classics like the actors pedantry, future ktdj release like THE EYES IN THE HEAT, or new IT'S A FINE LINE remixes. enjoy !

mix is here

1. - Tools Are Made To Be Broken (Ivan Smagghe Edit) - Colette
2. The Eyes In The Heat - Perfect Gun (Demo) - Kill The DJ
3. Pachanga Boys - Legs - Hippie Dance
4. The Actors Pedantry - House - Ampule
5. Walls - Into Our Midst (Unreleased Mix) - Kompakt
6. Abstraxion - Moribayasa (Kaos Edit) - Different
7. The Eyes In The Heat - Florida - Kill The DJ
8. Francis Bebey - Savannah Georgia (It's A Fine Line Remix) - Born Bad
9. Tim Paris feat Sex Judas - Too Close (Demo) - Items + Things
10. Marc Houle & Footprintz - Rush To The Capsule - Turbo
11. Au Revoir Simone - ? (It's A Fine Line Remix Instrumental) - Moshi Moshi
12. The Eyes In The Heat - Amatuer - Kill The DJ
13. Lhasa - The Attic - Music Man
14. Jonathan Kusuma - Preparation - Space Rec
15. The Units - High Pressure Days (Todd Terje Edit)
16. JD Twitch - Psylent Night - Juno


5 janvier 2012

[battant + the eyes in the heat. 2 fev. maroquinerie]

be there !!

préventes conseillées et par ici

[release: danny alias. civil defense]

danny alias. civil defense reworks.
A1. civil defense [ivan smagghe vocal édit]
B1. civil defense [get a room ! edit]

We know that there are no lost treasure anymore. The big one we mean, not 'la pepite', that little gold nugget that excites the record digger... Over the last few years, we've seen disco, italo, minimal wave and more recently early house exhumed from their dusty shelves for more or less legal re-releases.

Do you really wanna a 10000000th (nicely packaged) reissue of an early 'Carl Craig' (replace at will) record? Do you want a badly pressed 12" of Derrick May's remix of De-Lite's Wild Times? How do you feel hearing a 20-something making jackin acid house like if it was really 1989? Hmmmmm...

But then again, there may still be little gaps in the house archives, some records that escaped general knowledge. This relative anonymity does not make them better in itself, but worthy of our attention. Especially when they are the raw sound of pure madness, the fierce attack and the Civil Defense. Danny Alias wrote this UFO of a track in 86 (think Moonraker by Johnny Dangerous and instantly forget about it), it was played by Ron Hardy, a couple of other things and... Retreat.

When it popped out of our record shelves, we were astonished. This had to be re-released. So now and totally timeless. And guess what (note to the cheeky bootleger), Danny was really easy to trace and a very enthusiast man. The original edit by Ivan Smagghe (from the second volume of his A Few Things From Ivan Smagghe cds) is here, doubled with a pumped up version by the old/young team of Get A Room!


download on beatport
download on itune

[they love it and we are happy]

trevor jackson: this record is a beautifully unique and innovatively deranged record that deserves all the attention its going to receive, ivan and the get a room boys have respectfully and masterfully bought a classic Into the 21st century dancefloor without losing any of its original magic, love this release.

Brodinski: WOW! i love it! big edit on this one. full support

My Favorite Robot: this is pretty special..really digging ivan's vocal edit..but both reworks are great! thx!

laurent garnier: Remix tres classieux NYC white funk stylee de monsieur Smagghe ---- Excellent --- je kiff ma race!!!!!!


agoria: Pretty rare i give a 5/5. This rate is mainly for IS vocal edit.

Tim Sweeney: Love it

tiefschwarz: i love it

the hacker: really like the get a room edit !

dj feadz: beautiful !

oliverho/raudive: god bless you and thankyou for this cosmic gift.

Clement Meyer: l'original était parfait , l'edit d'ivan est parfait, celui de get a room est parfait. what else

Matt Walsh: wow, loved ivan's mix. now the new GAR version is great too!

Kiki: ivan´s version is great, but will also play the get a room edit out loud!