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Ambient Jazz Ensemble – Jazz Face Remixes [Here And Now] (Kirk Degiorgio & Simbad remixes)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2013 by E.N.

han015Ambient Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Face Remixes
Release (digital):2013-03-25
Genre: Electronica/Dance
Label: Here And Now Recordings
Cat #: HAN015


Ambient Jazz Ensemble is the new project from Colin Baldry, a TV, film and advert-music composer for over 20 years. Colin is a gifted producer – his work seamlessly fuses traditional and electronic music, making it come to life. He has written and recorded an album of beautiful, yet edgy, orchestral electronic jazz for Here And Now Recordings featuring such greats as;Neil Cowley on piano and Finn Peters on saxophone. Neil Cowley was the keyboardist in the Brand New Heavies before forming the legendary Neil Cowley Trio. Finn Peters has worked with many greats from DJ Spinna to Bill Frisell, Sa Ra to Sam Rivers, Joyce and many more.

This four-track introduction to Ambient Jazz Ensemble includes a remix by Kirk Degiorgio, plus two from Simbad.

Legendary composer, producer, DJ and label boss Kirk Degiorgio set up his label Applied Rhythmic Technology (ART) in the early 90s, releasing music from Carl Craig, Aphex Twin, Black Dog and Stasis. He himself has released music on many labels including Planet E, R&S, Versatile and Mo Wax. Kirk Degiorgio also founded The Beauty Room, an epic production inspired by such greats as Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell and Charles Stepney. Their second long player has just been released by Far Out Recordings.

Multi-instrumentalist, DJ and producer Simbad is very well respected amongst his peers in the world of good music. His incredible range as a producer spans from big band jazz to heavy Jamaican dancehall reggae, bouncy hip-hop, to sick broken-beat & techno. Having worked and played with the likes of Tony Allen, Marque Gilmore, Keziah Jones, Julien Lourau, Ron Trent, Talvin Singh, Bugz in the Attic, Jimpster, and Robert Owens, he’s releasing music as Simbad plus other projects; Heal, Twitch, Beatkeepers, Dreadpoet, Loose Ensemble, Marathon Men, Mowgly, Les Barons, Soul Fever, Izmabad (with Karizma) and Mala In Cuba.

Stream ‘Foxglissandro’ from ‘Winterval’ the debut solo album from Sam Willis (Walls/Kompakt)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2012 by E.N.

One half of electronic duo Walls, who have released two critically acclaimed and adored albums on Kompakt, his solo debut delivers on the rich promise of his earlier releases and remixes for influential imprints such as Playhouse, RVNG Intl., Rekids and Buzzin’ Fly amongst others.

‘Winterval’ is a bold and immersive album that fuses the saturated analogue sounds of classic house and techno with the plagant / euphoric melodics associated with Brian Eno or Selected Ambient Works era Aphex Twin.

In a contemporary context Willis’s experimental and hypnotic sounds fit neatly but uniquely alongside the likes of other sonic 4:4 explorers such as Four Tet, Actress, Nathan Fake and Caribou.

Sam Willis – Frozen/ Cirrus (Harald Björk Remix)

Buy LP (with full album download) here

Watch the video for King Dinosaur’s ‘The Night’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2012 by E.N.

King Dinosaur
The Night EP 
23rd September

We know what you’re thinking; but leave all your dinosaur-related preconceptions at the door. Brighton based producer, King Dinosaur releases his debut EP ‘The Night’ on 23rd September through Artillery Records.

As beautiful as it is destructive, The Night EP intrigues and invites, the title track floating above a sea of jagged percussion and surging growls, with twinkling textures and ghostly tones captivating from the start.

The Night EP brings beautiful melodies to the fore, accompanied by silky, laid-back grooves. ‘Bolide Impact’ finds solace in decadent percussion and warped, synthetic urges, while ‘Frequency Of The Atmosphere’ and the fragile ‘Float’, offer tender moments for headphones; and when reworked by the likes of Broke One who pitch things down to blissed-out Garage heaven, we get bass-heavy weapons for the dancefloor.

Citing artists such as Aphex Twin and Mount Kimbie as influences, King Dinosaur’s fresh mix of energetic 2-step beats and haunting melodies emphasise his skill at sourcing inspiration from a wide musical spectrum. With a knack for weaving a cohesive strand between ethereal melodies, jagged synths and prickly rhythms, this is one Dinosaur you don’t want to ignore.

Happy bday: Richard James aka Aphex Twin

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 18, 2012 by E.N.

Richard David James (born 18 August 1971), best known by his stage name Aphex Twin, is an Irish Born electronic musician and composer. He founded the record label Rephlex Records in 1991 with Grant Wilson-Claridge. He has been described by The Guardian as “the most inventive and influential figure in contemporary electronic music.”
Aphex Twin has also recorded music under the aliases AFX, Blue Calx, Bradley Strider, Caustic Window, DJ Smojphace, GAK, Martin Tressider, Polygon Window, Power-Pill, Prichard D. Jams, Q-Chastic, Tahnaiya Russell, The Dice Man, Soit-P.P., and speculatively The Tuss.
Aphex Twin has released recordings on Rephlex, Warp, R&S, Sire, Mighty Force, Rabbit City, and Men Records.(more at wiki)

1993,UK No.32 single ‘On’

Actress – R.I.P.

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2012 by E.N.

South London producer Darren Cunningham’s new album, R.I.P, underlines Actress’s reputation as one of the most eloquent voices to emerge from the sub-bass nexus of London dance music. His intuitive and original grasp of beats, textures and rhythm puts him on a parallel path to dance music innovators such as Drexciya, T++, Aphex Twin, Autechre, Burial and Basic Channel. Absolutely essential release by one of the most exciting producers of the 21st century.

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Addison Groove “Beeps” (50WEAPONSCD06) (preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2012 by E.N.

Addison Groove “Bad Things” (50WEAPONSCD06) – Out on March 30

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2012 by E.N.


Addison Groove “Sooperlooper”(Preview)Out March 30

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2012 by E.N.

Addison Groove (aka Antony Williams) started life under a different pseudonym altogether. Recording as Headhunter, with an LP and 12” releases on the influential Tempa label stretching back to 2007, he achieved legendary status within the dubstep scene. His work at the deeper end of the spectrum graced the label an impressive 7 times, a figure matched only by Skream. This work looked set to continue until 2010 when, seemingly out of nowhere, he crafted one of the biggest bass music tracks of the decade, ‘Footcrab’, under the new name of Addison Groove.

The response to ‘Footcrab’ was phenomenal, receiving critical and commercial success in equal measure across the dance music scene. Getting plays not only from the dubstep DJs that Williams was used to reaching, it also found its way into the record boxes of techno and house heavyweights such as Aphex Twin, Surgeon, Ricardo Villalobos and Mr Scruff, bringing an enormous new audience to his music in the process. Taking influences from the Chicago ghetto tek and juke scenes, Addison Groove’s impact on UK bass music has been colossal and unprecedented, sparking a huge interest in these styles from his peers and the listening public alike.

Transistor Rhythm“, Addison Groove’s debut album, is a rare example of a release where the description “much anticipated” is not just a fantasy of some PR agent. The expectations are high, but we are convinced nobody is gonna be disappointed. Hear for yourself!

We Love… Welcomes Back Aphex Twin and Fatboy Slim for the Closing Party to Celebrate Another Legendary Season

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on September 1, 2011 by E.N.

We Love… Welcomes Back Aphex Twin and Fatboy Slim for the Closing Party to Celebrate Another Legendary Season

On the 25th September, marking the end of the We Love… 2011 season the doors open yet again to one of the most inventive and influential figures in contemporary electronic music Aphex Twin.

Last year a landmark event in the history of clubbing took place when for the first time in his 20-year music-making career, the all-conquering mastermind of electronic music Richard D James, aka Aphex Twin, played his Ibiza debut at We Love… Space. As anticipated the event held an air of something revolutionary. It feels like everyone’s been waiting the whole year for him to return, to experience the magic all over again and confirm that it wasn’t a dream.

The booking of Aphex Twin is exactly what defines We Love… as a club night that isn´t afraid to do something a bit different and for me that´s what makes the night so special. The melting pot of the musically eclectic and the dancefloor destroyers. Variety is the spice of life.” James Zabiela

It´s the best thing I´ve ever seen with my eyes” Ruairi Dunne, We Love…

Putting out his first record ‘Analogue Bubblebath’ in 1991, Aphex has been making music, building his own synthesisers and writing his own computer programmes in his bedroom from the age of 14 which brought about the title of his debut album, ‘Selected Ambient Works 85-92’. For many people, this was the first exposure into the mind and music of this celebrated musical maverick. Today, his music, released either on the celebrated Warp label or on his own Rephlex imprint is used widely in films, TV adverts and has influenced the likes of Radiohead as well as probably nearly every electronic DJ and producer out there. Aphex’s label coined their own genre Braindance to describe his sound, which applies to forward-thinking electronic music that can appeal to the mind as well as the desire to dance and party.

Joining him in the Discoteca will be We Love’s…offspring James Zabiela who’s continued to fly the flag for the institution having recently celebrated 10 years of his residency; Adding further support are Technasia, DJ Rephlex, and new boy jozif who’s set every set of his alight this year as he’s comfortably settled into his own residency.  

Heading up the Terrace will be Fatboy Slim aka Norman Cook who last played for We Love…back in 2006 so this marks something of a return for Brighton’s boy wonder. This year he has ticked a lot off his list playing on the Great Wall of China, on a beach in Japan, in Detroit and at Glastonbury. Regularly playing to crowds of 200,000 in Rio, Brazil he’s at home in Space’s sprawling enormity and his visible dynamism and charisma is contagious amongst his adoring masses.  2manydjs and Joris Voorn join him with Rob Da Bank headlining the Sunset Terrace for Rock Nights.

The build up to the grand finale begins on the 4th September with Laurent Garnier’s LBS Sessions feat: Benjamin Rippert & Scan X on the Terrace along side Steve Lawler and jozif. In the discoteca Ivan Smagghe & Tim Paris bring ‘it’s a fine line’ to the discoteca for another We Love… Ibiza debut with Tensnake, Paul Woolford, and Jem Haynes adding support.  Sunday 11th September sees Groove Armada present RED LIGHT, along with Claude Vonstroke and Justin Martin on the Terrace.  And on the 18th September Carl Craig is back and taking over the Discoteca as he plays live with Francesco Tristano accompanying on the piano, Michael Mayer and gentleman of the DJs Ewan Pearson.

So it’s finally here.  Another end to another legendary season for We Love… And the best has been saved until last. This is the climatic ending that everyone who loves We Love…deserves. Before Sunday nights and Monday mornings return to their more formal and regulated hours, we can experience something of a rare and magical occasion, as Aphex Twin and Fatboy Slim close the We Love… Space, Ibiza 2011.


  • Date:Sun 25th Sep, 2011
  • Time:16.30 – 06.30
  • Location:Space, Playa d’en Bossa s/n 07817 Sant Josep de Sa Talaia
  • Price: 40 – 65 euros




Terrace Laurent Garnier LBS Sessions feat: Scan X & Benjamin Rippert, Steve Lawler, Jozif

Discoteca – It’s A Fine Line feat: Ivan Smagghe & Tim Paris play an extended closing set, Tensnake live, Paul Woolford, Jem Haynes

Sunset Terrace – Rock Nights Riotous Rockers, Colin Peters, Gato

After Dark Mark Rae, Mr Doris

Redbox – The Burlington Project present Native Instruments Catz n Dogz, Ryan O Gorman, Coley, Ben Korbel

El SalonBlack Rabbit Guy Wiliams, Bones, Sam Watts, DRW

Premier Etage Alfredo, Ian Blevins, Andy Carroll, Callum 



Terrace Groove Armada present RED LIGHT, Claude VonStroke & Justin Martin, Lottie, Mat Playford

Discoteca Chew The Fat! v’s Rock Nights  2manydjs, James Zabiela, Foamo, Jem Haynes

Sunset Terrace  Jonathan Ulysses & Ian C, Alex Taylor, Jason Bye

After Dark feat:  Mr Doris, Andy Baxter 

Redbox – The Burlington Project present Ostgut Ton  Steffi, Ryan O Gorman, Ben Korbel

El Salon Bicep, Bones, David Phillips

Premier Etage Alfedo, Ian Blevins, Andy Carroll, Jon Howell



Terrace Groove Armada present RED LIGHT, Tensnake live, Ralph Lawson, PBR Streetgang, Jason Bye

Discoteca Carl Craig live feat: Francesco Tristano, Michael Mayer, Ewan Pearson

Sunset Terrace Funkagenda, Alex Taylor, Jem Haynes & Ian C

After Dark Phat Phil Cooper, Mr Doris

Redbox – The Burlington Project presents Jaunt  feat: Chris Blackhall & Chris Bookless; Ryan O Gorman; Andy Carroll 

El Salon - Folk Café, Lexx, Dan English, Be, Nick Massye, Justin Parkinson, Bones

Premier Etage Alfredo, Ian Blevins, Ben Korbel 


SUNDAY 25th SEPTEMBER – The Closing Party

Terrace Fatboy Slim, 2manydjs, Joris Voorn, Jem Haynes, Jason Bye & Ian C

Discoteca Aphex Twin, James Zabiela, Technasia, DJ Rephlex, jozif

Sunset Terrace – Rock Nights Rob Da Bank, Colin Peters, Andy Carroll

After Dark presents Soundcrash DJ Cheeba AV set, Soundcrash Djs, Mr Doris

Redbox – The Burlington Project Clive Henry, Alex Arnout, Ryan O Gorman, Coley, Scott Martin

El Salon - Tirk Records Jamie Bull, Ben Terry, Matty J 

Premier Etage - Alfredo, Jamie ‘Fatneck’ Low, Ian Blevins, Jon Howell


D. Gookin – Spiral Style (out on Moodgadget on 8/23)+Free Download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2011 by E.N.





New Haven beatsmith and solo artist D. Gookin, a.k.a. Mike Birnbaum, is on a mission. Think of it as retaliation against a recession both economic and emotional. While his peers delve ever deeper into moodiness and sonic murk, Gookin flips life’s unsavory bits into maxed-out, genuinely uplifting music. Combining the adventurousness of modern electronic innovators like Tobacco and Daedelus with the playfulness of ’90s pop usurpers like Soul Coughing and Len, his sound is as propulsive as it is melodic, as freewheeling as it is meticulously orchestrated, and as blown-out bright as it is endlessly detailed.

Raised by journalists in the wooded suburbs of Maryland, Gookin found his way to music at a young age. He began piano at 5, encouraged by his family, and later an unhealthy obsession with Nirvana’s In Utero left him fiending for guitar lessons. By 9, he’d assembled a drum set out of paint cans and toy tambourines, and after a year of bootleg clanging, his folks surprised him with a legitimate kit. He soon became a beat-driven tyrant—that rare drummer who fancied himself leader of the band, ordering his kid friends to learn instruments so they could back him.

By the time Gookin left to pursue music production at the Hartt School of Music, he’d founded and dismantled at least one jam-thrash nü-funk outfit, and nurtured a deep love for IDM artists like Aphex Twin, Luke Vibert and Squarepusher, plus collagists like DJ Shadow. At school, he befriended jazz-addled glitch crew Landau Orchestra and became their drummer, gleaning the ins and outs of laptop production along the way. He took to it instantly and began to “just loop and listen,” the process he employs to this day. Hence, D. Gookin was born.

His first self-released record—2009′s LP How 2 Deal and 2008′s EP When You’re Lonely, Everybody’s a Celebrity(Moodgadget)—were steeped in ’80s electro and Italo Disco and yet oddly melancholic, like hearing someone else’s dance party through a wall, or a pop tune playing from the bottom of a swimming pool. After contributing to Passion Pit’s full-length breakthrough Manners, Gookin self-released 2010′s From Here the Wall of Undoing EP, where he took a different tack. He pushed his drums and vocals to the forefront, adopting a psychedelic, rock-driven, maximalist approach à la Dan Deacon. Meanwhile, he developed his kinetic live show to match, both locally and on the road with Mux Mool.

In 2011, D. Gookin returns with Spiral Style, his most raw and undiluted work to date. Inspired in no particular order by slam-dancing, Fat Boy Slim, general grooviness, vocoders, PacSun, and the feeling of freedom that comes with a wandering mind, the record covers a broad swath of styles while staying true to Gookin’s goal. From the anthemic electronica of opener “Way 2 Grow,” to the beaming optimism of “Spirit Link,” to the chopped chipmunk soul of closer “Stealing Sun Chips,” the Spiral Style EP is a candy-coated feel-good affair that effectively wrings good vibes out of the bad stuff that too often slows us down. 

Download D. Gookin – Unbraid the Knot


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