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Beats In Space 15th Anniversary – ‘Mixed by Tim Sweeney’ (Beats In Space)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2014 by E.N.

Beats In Space 15th Anniversary - 'Mixed by Tim Sweeney' (Beats In Space)Emanating from the mists of NYC´s over­-populated airwaves since 1999, Tim Sweeney´s Beats In Space show has long been a beacon of quality, originality and cutting edge music on a weekly basis for electronic music fans world­-wide. The standard and variety of the regular guests has always been extremely high and international DJ´s and artists such as DJ Harvey, Four Tet, Ben UFO, Move D, Jamie XX, Prosumer, James Murphy, Carl Craig, Gerd Janson, Todd Terje and many more have all graced the BIS turntables at one time or another in the last decade and a half.

This special two disc compilation celebrates 15 years of the BIS radio show, label and musical movement. The open minded approach to music and quality control that makes BIS is all down to Tim Sweeney´s flawless programming and dedication to his audience. The first disc is a live mix captured in the WNYU 89.1 studio featuring a host of exclusive tracks and edits from from Azari & III, Edwin Starr, Dukes Of Chutney & Secret Circuit, with thirteen of the sixteen tracks exclusive to the project.bis-logo-acronym

The second disc is a collection of BIS classics and influences that have steered the direction that the show has taken since it´s inception, including some killer under the radar gems, unreleased tracks and secret weapons from the likes of John Talabot, Matias Aguayo, Plaid b Tensnakeand pioneering labels such as Permanent Vacation, Running Back andInternational Feel.

Both mixes help to tell the story of one of the most enduring, vital radio shows out there. Each and every week, on a Tuesday evening Tim takes to the airwaves with a selection of the best old and new music the underground has to offer and the world tunes in. Long live Beats In Space

Label: Beats In Space
Cat no: BIS021CD
Web: www.beatsinspace.net
Released: Monday November 17th, 2014

TRACKLISTING:
CD1:
1. Edwin Starr – Get Up Whirpool (Eric Duncan Edit)
2. Reuma Abas – Wa´ana Fda Leumi (Apfelberg et Matushka Edit)
3. David Hasert – Deep Horst
4. Azari & III – Party Night
5. Dukes Of Chutney – Jan´s Bellski (Pedrodollar Remix)
6. Masks – Folds I
7. Barnt – Chappell
8. Galcher Lustwerk – Kaint
9. Secret Circuit – Higher Heights (Hidden Fees Remix/Tim Sweeney Edit)
10. Marvin Horsch – Deen
11. Pedrodollar – Free4Love – Studio Barnhus
12. Samuel – A Million Things
13. Gino Bomino- Save The World Now
14. Junior Fairplay – Sugar Puss – Crimes Of The Future
15. E­Versions – Shoe
16. El Coco – Coco Kane (Frasier Edit)

CD2 Beats In Space Classics:

1. Baby Oliver – Shot Caller
2. John Talabot – When The Past Was Present (Pachanga Boys Purple Remix)
3. Tensnake – In The End I Want You To Cry
4. Justin Vandervolgen – Clapping Song
5. Quesh – Candy Girl (Crue-­L Luger Dub)
6. Plaid – Scoobs In Columbia
7. Matias Aguayo – I Don’t Smoke
8. Butler Kendig – Oh Baby (Snuff Krew Remix 1) L
9. FIT – Tonite (OG Mix) – FIT
10. Ralph Falcon – Every Now And Then
11. Naum Gabo – Pictur (The Loving Hand Remix – Naum Gabo Edit 1)

12. Delia & Gavin – Relevee (Carl Craig Remix)
13. Rocha – Feel The Love (Welcome Stranger Remix)
14. Murat Tepeli – Forever (Prosumer´s Hold Me Touch Me Remix)
15. Balil – 3/4 Heart
16. Tim Blake – Last Ride Of The Boogie Child

Terrence Parker – ‘Life On the Back 9′ album [Planet E]

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Terrence Parker - Life On The Back 9 [Planet E]

Terrence Parker ‘Life On The Back 9′ 
Planet E
Released: January 28th
 

Terrence Parker, a native of Detroit and a man who lives and breathes Detroit House Music, releases his third artist album on Planet E – ‘Life On The Back 9′.

“This album is about moving forward through hard times in life to see something beautiful on the other side of difficulties.” – Terrence Parker

Detroit has been credited as one of the Soul Music capitals of the world, spawning legendary artists like The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross. In the mid 1980s, Detroit’s Underground Music Movement brought rise to artists such as Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, Blake Baxter, Eddie ‘Flashin’ Fowlkes, UR, Jeff Mills, and a host of others. But unlike the aforementioned, Terrence Parker has established himself as a producer, remixer and DJ of the classic sound of Detroit House Music, and is known as the pioneer of the music genre known as ‘Inspirational House Music’.

As a DJ, Terrence Parker (known to many as ‘TP’) has become legendary for his quite uncommon yet skillful turntablism style of playing House Music. TP has also become widely admired because he uses an actual telephone handset as headphones; causing some to give him the nick-name, “Telephone Man”.

Since 1988, Parker has released more than 100 recordings on labels including Studio!K7 and Systematic and has had top 20 hits with his songs ‘Love’s Got Me High’, ‘The Question’ and albums like ‘Detroit After Dark’. A well-respected remixer, his remixes include releases on underground imprints Saved, D-Edge and artists including Kenny Dixon Jr., Wyclef feat Akon, Beyonce & Shakira, Kanye West, Christina Aguilera, Shaun Escoffery and more.

Direct from Detroit, ‘Life On The Back 9′ is inspirational house music down to its soul. From the energetic yet soulful opening track ‘Finally’ (Baby Be Mine), released on Planet-E in 2013, to the melodious, groovy basslines, piano riffs and high synths of ‘Night Light’, to the forward pushing, make you dance ‘Saved Forever’, to the bumpin’ ‘God He Is’, to the funky tech instrumental ‘Spiritual Warfare’, to the grooved out melodic ‘The Friend I Lost’ to ‘Hiding In Your Love’ – all about getting lost in dancing to the music (dancing is a form of worship), to the pause and reflect ‘Selah Interlude’ to ‘My Virtuous Woman’ – inspired by a very special lady in Terrence’s life, to the pumping ‘Open Up Your Spirit’ to the intensity of ‘Pentecost’ and finally the uplifting ‘The Back 9′ a song dedicated to Parker’s father, who gave him inspiration when he needed it the most.

“The title of the album “Life On The Back 9″ was inspired by something my father said to encourage me while I was down going through an extremely difficult period in my life. my father told about one of his golf games where the first 9 holes (also known as the “front 9″) seemed to be the worst he had ever played. It was so bad he felt like packing his clubs and leaving the course. However my father paused, prayed, and decided to finish the game. As he began playing the last 9 holes of the course (also known as the “back 9″), he could see gradual improvement in his game as he advanced each hole. By the end of the game my father had done so well he won the entire match. My father then said to me, “Terrence if you think of your life as a game of golf, perhaps the front 9 did not go as you had liked. But don’t give up because you still have the back 9.” – Terrence Parker

Tracklist:

1. “Finally (Baby Be Mine)”
2. “Night Light”
3. “Saved Forever”
4. “GOD HE Is”
5. “Spiritual Warfare”
6. “The Friend I Lost”
7. “Hiding In Your Love”
8. “Selah Interlude”
9. “My Virtuous Woman”
10. “Open Up Your Spirit”
11. “Pentecost”
12. “The Back 9″

www.planet-e.net
www.terrenceparkermusic.com

Guy Gerber BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2013 by E.N.

Guy GerberThis summer Guy Gerber was at the very heart of Pacha’s reinvention with his Wisdom of the Glove Night. The Supplement Facts boss also had time to release a brand new and free full length, as well as recently recording an Essential Mix for Radio 1.

Across the two hour mix he threaded together many different moods and grooves from his own studio, as well as stuff from labels like secretdundaze, Tsuba, Defected, Watergate and producers including Kassem Mosse, Carl Craig, Dixon, TiNi and Dinky. It’s a classy mix as you would expect from someone of his standing.

FACT BCN Pool Party Series – June 13th – June 16th 2013

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2013 by E.N.

fact-music-pool-series[1] FINAL FACT NAMES, EASTENDER FESTIVAL PARTNERSHIP AND MORE…

 La Carpa, Barcelona

New Names added include – Steve Lawler, Carl Craig, Benoit & Sergio, Premiesku, Hector, tINI, Martin Buttrich, Ryan Elliot, Bill Patrick, Geddes, Ryan Crosson b2b Shaun Reeves, Timo Mass, Mark Fanculli, Kabele und Liebe

13th June – Mobilee Showcase – Anja Schneider, Sebo K, Ray Okpara, Pan-Pot, And.Id (live), Re.You, Safewood, Rodriguez Jr, Ralk Kollmann

14th June – Guy Gerber & Friends – Guy Gerber, Ellen Alien, tINI, Martin Buttrich, Ryan Elliot, Bill Patrick
15th –A Day In the Pool with FACT & Friends – Joris Voorn, Steve Lawler, Ryan Crosson b2b Shaun Reeves, Timo Mass, Mark Fanculli, Kabele und Liebe + special guest

 16th – Flying Circus Barcelona – M.A.N.F.L.Y aka M.A.N.D.Y and Audiofly, Heidi, Carl Craig, Benoit & Sergio, Premiesku, Hector, Geddes

 Some huge names have been added to FACT’s Off Week pool party series taking place from June 13th – 16th.

Before we give you the lowdown you should also know there are plenty of other treats in store for anyone who attends. These include things like on site restaurants and snack bars, massages and sun beds plus much more.

News just in also confirms FACT have now teamed up with Eastender to host a stage of their at the two day, open air mini festival and are offering a combined ticket to both events for their website and other outlets. Playing Eastender are the likes of Reboot, Dufire, Cassy, Solomun, Marcel Dettmann, Laura Jones, Dinky, Subb-An, Chirs Liebing and many more, with full details at http://eastenderpark.com

And so to the FACT additions… First up is a party on June 13th with mobilee, the Berlin house and tech label run by Anja Schneider. The boss herself will play, as will label mates Sebo K, Ray Okpara, Pan-Pot, And.Id, Re.You, Safeword, Rodriguez Jnr and Ralk Kollmann. 

Now joining the Friday party with Ellen Alien and Supplemental Facts boss Guy Gerber will be Desolat’s first lady tINI, Loco Dice’s studio wingman Martin Buttrich, Detroit’s Ryan Elliot and DJ extraordinaire Bill Patrick.

Extra names to be joining the A Day By the Pool with Fact & Friends (formerly listed as/called 2gther) on Saturday June 15th, which already featured Joris Voorn, will now also be soundtracked by ViVA boss Steve Lawler, Visionquest dudes Ryan Crosson b2b Shaun Reeves, techno stalwart Timo Maas, Saved boss Mark Fanciulli and Dutch tech powerhouse Kabale und Liebe plus more special guests.

The final additions are to the Flying Circus party on June 16th. Joining MANFLY aka MANDY and Audio Fly and Radio 1’s Heidi will now be the heavyweight likes of Planet E boss Carl Craig, an inimitable live duo from labels like Visionquest and Ghostly in the form of Benoit & Sergio as well as a primer and exclusive live show from Desolat’sLivio, Roby & George G aka Premiesku as well as sets from mulletover’s Geddes, hot duo Blond: Ish and deep house man Hector.

Remember that each event is to be held in the backyard pool oasis of La Carpa, running from 1400 til 2245 each evening and costing €30 at the door.  Buy your tickets now and secure an intimate poolside spot under palm-treed oasis with the finest dance talents around!

Tickets can be purchased from here

13th June 2013 http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?473330

P.S.: No relation to FACT Magazine 

CLOSE -Getting Closer

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2013 by E.N.

getting-closer
Within the world of electronic music, Will Saul is perhaps best known for Aus Music and Simple Records, the labels he set up and has A&Red for over a decade. Between them there have been over 100 vinyl releases from the influential likes of Joy Orbison, Carl Craig, Pearson Sound, Scuba and Actress, as well as EPs that helped to break upcoming talents like Bicep, Dusky, Midland and George FitzGerald. As well as releasing a constant stream of on-point remixes and 12”s throughout his career, Will is also an experienced DJ who honed his trade as resident for 3 years at London’s legendary The End before it closed in 2009. Since then, he has continued to play across the globe at influential night spots like fabric in London, Club Eleven in Tokyo, Chinese Laundry in Australia and Berlin’s famed Berghain.

Getting Closer will be Will’s first full-length album since Space Between, released under his given name back in 2005. He has slowly and anonymously leaked CLOSE material into the public sphere over the last 12 months; including remixes of Fink, Little Dragon and Hotflush boss Scuba. The alias was initially conceived in order to release music that would be judged on merit alone, rather than on the name to which it was attached, but following great reactions was increasingly difficult to keep secret. Proceeded mid April by first single ‘Beam Me Up’ Feat. Charlene Soraia and Scuba (with remixes by George FitzGerald, Hercules and Love Affair and Scuba) the album marks a big evolution in Saul’s sound, leaning away from bass and house and more toward a world of dark yet idyllic pop.

Artist: CLOSE
Titel: Getting Closer
Label: !K7
Cat No: K7309CD
Format: CD & Digital
Release Date: 03.06.2013

01 I DIED 1000 TIMES feat. Charlene Soraia & October
02 OSCAR
03 MY WAY feat. Joe Dukie (Tanner Ross & Slow Hands Remix)
04 CUBIZM
05 BORN IN A ROLLING BARREL feat. Tikiman, October & Appleblim
06 TIME FADES
07 WALLFLOWER feat. Fink
08 FUTURE LOVE
09 BEAM ME UP feat. Charlene Soraia & Scuba
10 INSIDE

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

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han015Ambient Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Face Remixes
Release (digital):2013-03-25
Genre: Electronica/Dance
Label: Here And Now Recordings
Format(s):DIGI
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.

We Love Detroit by Derrick May & Jimmy Edgar out December 3rd

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Detroit is the undisputed father of techno. Stark and powerful, the iconic sound that gave hope to an otherwise lost city spawned a global movement in music.

We Love Detroit takes a look at one of the protagonists of the story of the birth of techno “the innovator” Derrick May. Examining the journey of techno from conception, its explosion onto the international scene and back to its rediscovery by a new generation inspired by the groundbreaking journey of their hometown predecessors.

We see how almost twenty years later Jimmy Edgar and his contemporaries have taken inspiration from the City and the people who created an entire subculture and they have expanded on, making their own interpretations and once more putting Detroit on the map as one of the most important cities in the electronic music world.

Derrick May’s selection throws light on pivotal moments in techno’s formation. Tracing contemporaries that wore into the landscape to classics from masters that are still as relevant today (Carl Craig and KiNK), his Detroit is bursting with energy and desperate for change. In contrast, Edgar uncovers a new dawn for the city. His chosen tracks are still potent and raw but also majorly as yet unheard.

Label: We Love Recordings
Cat no: WLR02
Web: www.welove-music.com 
Distribution: Prime
Released: Monday December 3rd, 2012

Tracklist

  1. John Beltran – Synaptic Transmission
  2. Yotam Avni – Pentimento
  3. Petar Dundov – Distant Shores
  4. KiNK – Hand Made (Dub mix)
  5. Kai Alce – Power Thru Pt 3 (Mush’s Sax Dub)
  6. Deep’A & Biri – Hova
  7. Carl Craig – Sandstorms
  8. Federico Grazzini – Nova
  9. Benny Rodrigues – It’s A Spiritual Thing
  10. Andres – New For U
  11. Jimmy Edgar – Let Yrself Be
  12. Lando Kai – Clockin’
  13. Jimmy Edgar – Semierotic
  14. Magda – Late Night Woodward
  15. Kyle Hall & Kero- Zug Island
  16. Coyote Clean Up – Mount Babe Bricks
  17. Noel Jackson – That You Love Me
  18. Darling Farah – Body
  19. Magic Touch feat. N Dawson – Niks Groove
  20. Kris Wadsworth – Connection
  21. Axiom Crux – When Summer Doesn’t Come

HOW IT BEGAN

Detroit became known as the birthplace of techno in the 80´s, the catalyst for this futuristic music came in the unlikely form of the schoolboy friendships of Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May or The Belleville Three as they faithfully became known, adopting the namesake of the suburban high school where they met. What separated them from their contemporaries was their view of music. To them it was a serious philosophy rather than a simple form of entertainment.

Atkins made the first leaps in production, writing some seminal early electro tracks under his Cybotron collaboration with Rick Davies. Saunderson would go onto international commercial success with his Innercity outfit. But it was Derrick May´s mix of early Detroit electro and Chicago house beats that would become the blueprint for techno as many of us will recognize it today. After a short burst of production as Rhythim Is Rhythim between ´87 – ´89 tracks like “Nude Photo” and “Strings of Life” put May on the international map. And though his release schedule all but halted during the 1990s, he continued DJing around the world and honed Transmat  into one of the most respected techno labels in the world.

Detroit as a city fell into steady decline after the collapse of the auto industry, as Detroit experienced heavy economic downfall, many of the middle-class white families fled to the suburbs in what is called the “white flight” of the early 70s while middle-class black families were displaced by the de-gentrification of once securely middle-class black districts. Detroit Techno as a genre created a newfound, integrated club scene in Detroit that had not been felt in a general sense after the Motown label moved to Los Angeles.

THE NEW GENERATION

Fast-forward into the 21st century and we find a young Jimmy Edgar playing drums in various Detroit bands, like most of his teenage friends he is into rock music. Contrary to common Europe belief, techno is not omnipresent in Detroit, the scene is incredibly niche and tight knit. If the opportunity hadn´t presented itself in the form of Jimmy stealing a pair of turntables when he was 15 things could have turned out very differently.

The young Edgar ended up playing at parties a friend of his older brother was organizing in Detroit, playing alongside Atkins and May, who Jimmy thought at the time were just local cats on the scene. Although he respected and looked up to them, it wasn´t until later on he realized how pivotal these people were in the creation of a sound that was entirely Detroit inspired.

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