Tuesday, 28 December 2010

-Skweee in Januareee-

We're putting on our first Skweee night next month in Glasgow and we want to make sure EVERYONE's coming!
We've got Mesak (Harmonia, FI) LIVE, plus BB&MP and Wavy Graves Deejays playing skweee / electro / synth pop / wonky etc.

It's happening at Stereo, 22-28 Renfield Lane, Glasgow on Saturday 15th of January, 11pm-3am.

We're also preceding the club with a screening of Iacopo Patierno & David Geise's We Call It Skweee documentary, as a primer on the scene.
Check out this preview:

We call it Skweee -mini preview from David Giese on Vimeo.

The movie will be shown, at Stereo, on the 9th of January, at 8.30 and will be followed by some skweee music videos and drinks.


-Skweee in Januareee-

Sunday 9th - Screening of 'We Call It Skweee' - A Film about music, people and scandinavia, by Iacopo Patierno & David Geise. Follwed by a Skweee youtube playlist. 8.30pm.

Saturday 15th - Mesak (Harmonia, Fi) LIVE, + Ben Butler & Mousepad and Wavy Graves Djs 11 - 3am.

All at Stereo, Renfield Lane, Glasgow.

'You know its skweee when you feel that it's skweee'

RSVP to the Facebook Event Here

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Infinite Capacity

Debut Ben Butler & Mousepad EP, available to download now!
Including vocals from The Niallist, Remixes by Fulgeance, Eero Johannes and Dam Mantle, and artwork by Rasmus Svensson.
Buy Download Here

Thursday, 18 November 2010

new bike

my new bike
hey, i live in edinburgh, scotland now. good for long cycles!
deee modoohlaaar seessstehhm
good morning vocoder

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Today's Fleamarket finds.

Today i basically swopped a load of old clothes and stuff for two nice new (to me!) records from the stall owner next to us.

First off is "PRISMS" by Michael Garrison, which i picked up because of the inclusion of the Syntar and the liner notes on the back, e.g -

'Special thanks to Pat "total energy" Welch for all photo work'

The music is moody, serious and thin-sounding, with very plastic drums. Very "New Age"-y. In a good way.

Next is "TRIP IN THE CENTER HEAD" by Space Art, from France. This has a great salmon pink, checquered back cover and a neat picture of an astronaut or anti-radiation guy, with a reflection of mountains and fruit trees in his visor.
The music is silly and colourful space pop.

Friday, 16 July 2010

So now that 20JazzFunkGreats has lifted the lid, we can now reveal our latest endeavour - Future Tent Remixes.

We asked our pals to reimagine this track, to celebrate the release of our first 7", on DodPop and these are the results.

Check out other excellent music from Genuine Guy, Sun Papa (aka Sun Ok Papi Ko, Baleine3000, mouche man etc.), Thunderous Mountain, The Niallist, oMMM, Splashwave, and Tangles. (Mouse over names for links!)

The downloads are free and fully bloggable, so please share them!

<a href="http://benbutlerandmousepad.bandcamp.com/album/future-tent-remixes">Future Tent (Genuine Guy Remix) by Ben Butler &amp; Mousepad</a>

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Moving Sounds Mixtape

Everything's moving just now. Except when it's too hot; Everything is static and still when it's too hot.
Here's some library music to move to!
NB - I've decided to use Soundcloudto host my mixtapes from now on.

Moving Sounds Mixtape by ben butler & mousepad

Thanks to dusty shelf and the growing bin for lots of these great tunes! Subscribe to both of them!

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

CEM Studios @WORM, Rotterdam

We just spent a week working on music at CEM Studios at Worm, Rotterdam. Its a small, high ceilinged, very hot room, crammed with vintage synthesizers. We had an awesome and productive time.

Big thanks to Sascha and Henk for setting us up with the residency and helping us out so much.

Music will surface from these sessions at some point in the near future. Until then, I'll leave you with a thought from Bastian.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

PLAYberlin & LittleBig present MI AMI // Ben Butler and Mousepad // O Tannenbaum Djs // at Raum 18 from PLAYBERLIN on Vimeo.

fun video from our show w/Mi Ami at Raum18.

Future Tent

Future Tent from joe howe on Vimeo.

Video for Future Tent by Ben Butler & Mousepad.
Buy the split 7" with Sprutbass, on Dodpop records.

DODPOP on Facebook
BB&MP on Bandcamp

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

arrived today! full info soon!

Monday, 7 June 2010

sunny day in templehofer park!

Sunday, 6 June 2010


F.R.I.E.N.D.S, originally uploaded by pulled---up.

a bit sunburnt, but very happy after a beautiful (and hot!) day in berlin's newly opened Templehofer park.

photo by emma.

the fool of the world and the flying ship

watching this beautiful animation today made me feel very nostalgic. the golden nails are still magical to me!

Friday, 4 June 2010

cool cats

hi coolcats.fr! thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

slo screens *edit*

*Edit* - had a few complaints about a non-obvious link!
A new mixtape and my first of the year. Slo Screens is pretty down tempo and delay laden.

Click here to download!

harald grosskopf - transcendental overdrive
james pants - ocean breeze
BEEM - not a go getter like you and i
EDMX - r100 (uday rmx)
yellow magic orchestra - war head
Bu - Bu
dam funk - silver
sun papa - demo
gemmy - bk 2 the future

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

We went to Belgium to play at OUAF and Sonic City. Both great festivals but the journey home was 'intense'.
Thanks to Wassim (for giving us a lift to Belgium, we wouldn't have made it without you!), thanks to Charlotte from OUAF for helping us out with travel stuff, thanks to Tom from De Kreun for help and enthuisiasm, thanks to Deerhoof for being the nicest and most enthuisiastic hosts! Hope to see you all again soon!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

early (II)

<a href="http://benbutlerandmousepad.bandcamp.com/album/early">e-ship by Ben Butler &amp; Mousepad</a>

BB&MP on bandcamp - new stuff and exclusives coming soon!

Monday, 12 April 2010

Friday, 26 March 2010


GvsY are putting up our (self released) back catalogue up on Bandcamp. Archive!
Anyway, the expanded version of our first release (with Lach's wonderful liner notes) is available FOR FREE!

<a href="http://gayagainstyou.bandcamp.com/album/gay-against-you">Intro by Gay Against You</a>


Sunday, 21 March 2010


?, originally uploaded by bean butler.

who is this? i know it says ENO in big letters beside it and the accompanying article refers to brian eno, but.....

from Synapse magazine, jan / feb 1979

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

so yeah, if you are called ben butler, please do come to our show. we'll make sure you always have a guestie.
hi ben!

New Hive

lots of new stuff at the newly-named Leisure hive tumblr.
I'm looking for collaborators - any screenshots of vintage (british) sci-fi kicking around?

Monday, 15 March 2010

Another in a continuing series. Six stills from Tron

Saturday, 13 February 2010


<a href="http://germlin.bandcamp.com/album/thrashr">Animatorr by Joe Germlin</a>

<a href="http://gayagainstyou.bandcamp.com/album/bogus-totem-summer">Pencils by Gay Against You</a>

<a href="http://gayagainstyou.bandcamp.com/album/i-play-gay">Gay Unicorn (Dananananaykroyd) by Gay Against You</a>

50% on Germlin and Gay Against You downloads at Bandcamp.com.
Just use discount code, 'hengelo' when you purchase.
One week only! Get 'em while stocks last! Enjoy!

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

from a fun but weird trip to tilburg. amsterdam next!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

its all just screenshots from old doctor who episodes isn't it.


Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Norway Tour photos.

these are from the last GvsY shows in norway. thanks to kjetil and everyone who came out.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Friday, 1 January 2010

DVS mix N Match

DVS Mix 'N Match commercial from DVS Shoe Company on Vimeo.

We made the music for an ad with Daewon Song in it!
thanks DVS!

here's Lachlann and I's skate video debut too!