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Spektre – ‘Cyclic Operations'(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2013 by E.N.

Spektre - 'Cyclic Operations'Spektre
Cyclic Operations
(Toolroom) TOOL237/01Z
Release Date: 04/11/13

Welcomed back onto the label with their Toolroom debut album ‘Cyclic Operations’, Spektre look set to smash the Techno charts as Filthy Rich and Paul Maddox deliver one of the most anticipated artist albums of 2013.

This dynamic duo are widely considered to be one of the best new, up and coming acts of the year gaining support from some of the world’s best Techno DJs and producers including Carl Cox, Dubfire, Richie Hawtin & Sven Vath, alongside collaborations with UMEK, Christian Cambas, Miniminds, Subfractal and remixes by artists including Uto Karem, Jon Rundell, Gorge, Nicole Moudaber, Christian Smith and Wehbba.

Returning to Toolroom after their debut Techno banger ‘Turbine’ featured on the hugely successful Rhythm Distrikt compilation, this prestigious production duo are back with a release which showcases their killer hooks and distinctive sounds alongside haunting vocals and deep, atmospheric tones. ‘Cyclic Operations’ captures the best of Spektre’s unique sound, starting off, delving into the darker side of Techno and finishing leaving the listener with those classic slick, smooth, Techno vibes.

Including 14 tracks and a full-length DJ mix, the album is cleverly divided up by a series of short musical interludes; ‘Introduction’ with its dark vocals, ‘Intersection’ with its futuristic, apocalyptic feel and ‘Intervention’ which is more uplifting and upbeat. Album highlights include ‘Let Me Tell You’ which features the strong vocals of Montserrat, ‘Sense In Madness’ with its spooky synths and powerful basslines, the mystical ‘Ghosts In The Machine’ with its futuristic sounds, the feel good summer tune ‘Opus’ and the beautiful ‘Steel City Sunrise’ which ends the album with smooth echoing vocals and a chilled melodic atmosphere.

Beautifully atmospheric, ‘Cyclic Operations’ is an album that will connect with DJ’s and producers across the dance spectrum; a glorious culmination of all things dark and wonderful. This is one Toolroom release that you cannot afford to miss! EXSPEKT THE UNEXSPEKTED…

Tracklist:
01 – Introduction
02 – Reverion
03 – Let Me Tell You
04 – We Are One
05 – Turbine
06 – Sense in Madness
07 – Forerunner
08 – Intersection
09 – Skuz
10 – Ghosts in the Machine
11 – Parabolica
12 – Intervention
13 – Opus
14 – Steel City Sunrise

Spektre – ‘Cyclic Operations’ is out on 4th November

www.spektre.co.uk

Bedrock 14 (2xCD) compiled by John Digweed + Bedrock 14th Anniversary

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2012 by E.N.


BEDROCK 14 compiled by John Digweed features 21 exclusive tracks from some of Bedrock’s favourite artists and some exciting new names on the Bedrock roster, in a DJ-friendly unmixed format.
I’m really happy with the 21 tracks I have selected for this latest Bedrock compilation. With a mixture of Bedrock favourites and fresh new producers this album shows that Bedrock is always committed to finding the best electronic music out there.” – John Digweed

The wealth of artists involved for Bedrock 14 is truly amazing. This 2012 label compilation captures the essence of why electronic dance music is such an exciting prospect right now by showcasing amazing underground talent, both established and new.

What a dream start to what should be a highly successful career for Eagles & Butterflies. The album opens with the beautifully mellow “Kollekt”, the first of two debut tracks (the other being the equally adventurous “Stimmer”) from this new artist. Likewise, Kurtz & Bomber, an exciting collaboration between Troy Kurtz & Panic Bomber (Richard Haig) from Miami, USA debut here with the incredibly infectious vocalized “Never Sleeping”.

John Digweed’s ability to draw together an exciting array of international talent into one cohesive whole is pretty much unparalleled. “Resistance”” by Stuttgart’s Solee, shows exactly why he crosses divides and spans genres with his distinctive take on evocative melodic techno. Spain’s Paneoh (who also appeared on “Structures 2” and “Live In Cordoba”) displays all his hyper-energetic twisted brilliance on “Vetabom”, while one of Australia’s most talented and sought after music producers, Infusion’s Jamie Stevens, makes a welcome return to Bedrock (after his exceptional remix of John Digweed’s “Warung Beach”) with “Indigo”.

Rising UK star, Liverpool’s Jemmy, is given the lush remix treatment on his hypnotic “Quarry Bank” track by Greece’s Stelios Vassiloudis, whose critically acclaimed debut album, “It Is What It Is”, showed the world that variety is indeed the spice of life. So, it’s no wonder that Stelios makes three appearances on Bedrock 14, adding his wild acidic grooved “What’s That?” to the proceedings and teaming up with Florian Kruse and Nils Nurnberg as Wiretappeur for “Iridescent”, another example of this trio’s highly original and deep understanding of the power of melody.

Bedrock’s new talent is in exceptional form throughout. Canada’s Maher Daniel teams up NYC’s Nikko Gibler for the low-slung, spiralling beauty of “I’ll Wait For You”. Maxime Dangles has grown to be a key new artist in the French avant-garde electronic music community and is creating waves around the globe with his unabashed approach to proper club techno music, so its not surprise that “Unsteady Curve” is yet another example of his amazing music. Fellow rising French star, Antoine Husson (aka Electric Rescue), brings his distinctive brand of ultra-dynamic techno and sensuality to the party with an exceptional remix of John Digweed & Nick Muir’s “Raise” and his own monster creation, “Stucked Ship”.

Israeli producer Guy J has become one of the most sophisticated and emotive producers in electronic music over the last decade, with a body of work and a sphere of influence that belies relatively short time in the spotlight. With the melody-rich and emotionally charged “Mish Mash”, he shows exactly why he is one of the most inspirational artists in the world. As are Spain’s Marc Marzenit and Henry Saiz, whose “Sirens Land” explains why their complex and emotive form of electronic club music is exciting so many people right now.

So much exceptional talent is on display on Bedrock 14 and we haven’t even mentioned Germany’s Robert Babicz, whose music career already spans two decades. The mark of a true musical innovator, he continues to reveal his talent and skill as one of Europe’s most essential techno producers here with another stunning creation, “Eastside”. Then there’s another Bedrock favourite, the techno tastemaker Christian Smith with “The Judgement”, showing exactly why he has operated at the top of his game for over a decade now. The chiming keys of Marco Bailey’s “Whispering Leaves” effortlessly lift the proceedings to anthem level and Quivver (aka world-renowned DJ/producer/songwriter John Graham) never fails to impress, “Fakes and Bullshit” sending out a clear message.

If you’re talking about exciting underground producers, two of the first names out of anyone’s hat should always be Igor Tchkotoua and Dan Duncan (aka Pig & Dan) and their intense “Crazy” is surely a highlight here too. Finally, it’s fitting that John Digweed and Nick Muir, producers of the finest electronic dance music, bring the show to a close with their “Trezz Intro” interlude, since between them they have been involved in many pivotal moments in the world of club music over the years and have in many ways helped to define genres & push the boundaries further. With Bedrock 14, the label also shows that it is not resting on past laurels but always moving forward, developing in an exciting direction.

Various Artists
Bedrock 14 compiled by John Digweed
(Bedrock) BED14CD
2xCD unmixed DJ-friendly format & Digital
Release 08.10.12

CD1
01. Eagles & Butterflies – Kolleckt
02. Wiretappeur – Iridescent
03. Maher Daniel & Nikko Gibler – I’ll Wait For You
04. Pig&Dan – Crazy
05. Paneoh – Vetabom
06. Christian Smith – The Judgement
07. Marc Marzenit & Henry Saiz – Sirens Land
08. Quivver – Fakes and Bullshit
09. Guy J – Mish Mash
10. Marco Bailey – Whispering Leaves
CD2
11. Kurtz & Bomber – Never Sleeping
12. Jemmy – Quarry Bank – Stelios Vassiloudis Remix
13. Eagles & Butterflies – Stimmer
14. Stelios Vassiloudis – What’s That?
15. Jamie Stevens – Indigo
16. John Digweed & Nick Muir – Raise – Electric Rescue Remix
17. Solee – Resistance
18. Maxime Dangles – Unsteady Curve
19. Robert Babicz – Eastside
20. Electric Rescue – Stucked Ship
21. John Digweed & Nick Muir – Trezzz Intro

So, once again, it’s hats off to Bedrock for raising the bar even higher with this exceptional compilation featuring 21 exclusive tracks from some of the world’s finest artists. In this day and age to not only survive as an independent label, but also to flourish and constantly evolve, bringing forward new and exciting talent, is something that should be applauded. Anyone with even just a passing interest in quality electronic music needs to think very seriously before leaving this collection on the shelf.
Pre-order now for a special signed limited edition slipcase version exclusively at http://www.bedrockmusic.bigcartel.com/

Don’t miss the BEDROCK 14 album launch at the Bedrock Anniversary
(06.10.12 @ Fire & Lightbox Complex, Vauxhall, London) with John Digweed (Extended set), Apparat (DJ set), Amirali (Live), Edu Imbernon, Maxime Dangles and Electric Rescue, in an all night session!
Bedrock Anniversary Info:

Christian Smith – Carambola EP (Bedrock)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on May 9, 2012 by E.N.

The genre-blurring techno master Christian Smith returns to John Digweed’s Bedrock label with another set of his trademark spellbinding productions.
“It’s a pleasure to deliver another EP for Bedrock. This time I made a peak time musical techno track, that has been tested many times and I’m really happy with the reactions on the floor ” – Christian Smith
“Carambola” is a track that has all the funk you could want, as it spirals ever upwards, powered by gorgeous uplifting keys and strings to create a glorious hands-in-the-air anthem in true show-stopping style. This will be a highlight in many big-room DJ sets all summer long, without a doubt.
“Carambola Green” is equally huge, keeping the funk-factor high and working a stunning techno vibe as it winds up the intensity before unleashing yet another superb hands-in-the-air climax. This is another absolutely masterful creation from Christian Smith, making this is an EP you don’t want to miss out on!
Christian Smith has been at the top of his game as a DJ and producer for over a decade, but despite enjoying a global reputation as one of the most evergreen performers in his field, times have never been quite as good as they are right now. While his roots lie in techno, Christian has never been a purist, favouring instead to flavour the melodic, rhythmical music he loves with doses of funk or interspersing the raw energy of his sets with inspired moments of pure euphoria. His big-room, genre-blurring sound is very much suited to the Bedrock ethos of releasing the best quality electronic dance music that goes beyond fads and fashion as this brand new EP demonstrates.
With the momentum of his recent successful releases firmly behind him and with the strength of fresh inspiration driving his ambition forward, the “Carambola EP” shows once again exactly why Christian Smith remains at the top of his game, maintaining his relevance and position at the very pinnacle of electronic music in 2012.
Christian Smith
Carambola EP

1. Carambola
2. Carambola Green
(Bedrock) BEDDIGI21
Release: 14.05.12



Further info:
http://www.bedrock.uk.net

Psycatron – Memories Of The Moment (preview)

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

Those of you who remember Psycatron’s stunning remix of Mutant Clan’s ‘Persuader’ from John Digweed’s first ‘Structures’ album, or the brilliant ‘Vertigo In The Modern’ (Beddigi08) with Sian, will no doubt be chomping at the bit to get your ears around this brand new single. This is HOT!!!!!
Psycatron, aka Northern Irish duo Paul Hamill & Dave Oost Lievense, produce 21st century techno with tracks that combine relentless energy and groove with bundles of emotion and tension, to make for an all-encompassing sound that is perfect for those big arenas and club rooms. Their Original Mix with its energetic, melodic, percussive groove backbone mounted on a deep, throbbing bassline, builds a drawn out brooding vibe towards an ecstatic mid-way climax before layering and building in pure, intense Psycatron style.
‘Memories Of The Moment’ has been the biggest track of the summer for Psycatron in their live sets, so you may have heard it already at the I Love Techno Festival, Global Gathering, Klubbers Day Madrid, Fabric, Berghain, Oxygen Ireland, Astrolopolis France, Baracca Valencia, The Loft Barcelona, or on their multiple dates on the Planet E 20th World Tour.
Between them, John Digweed and Nick Muir, producers of the finest electronic dance music, have been involved in many pivotal moments in the world of club music over the years and have in many ways helped to define genres & push the boundaries further. As with all their studio productions their remix of ‘Memories Of The Moment’ is another mission statement to show that they are not resting on past laurels but always developing their sound in an exciting direction. It’s a spine-tingling, fizzing, spiralling, anthemic monster that will be huge worldwide.
Remixes for Spooky, Simian Mobile Disco and Vince Watson have all been Psycatron highlights already this year, and a single with Paul Woolford for HotFlush received critical acclaim. New singles are on the way alongside Sian and Detroit Grand Pubahs, whilst the boys are currently locked down in their studio, working on the first Psycatron long-player for release in 2012. In the meantime you can tune into their fortnightly Electric Avenue radio show on Proton, which already has 20k subscribers.
Psycatron
Memories Of The Moment
1. Original 08:17
2. John Digweed & Nick Muir Remix 07:46
(Bedrock Digital) Beddigi14
Release: 05/12/11

Psycatron – Memories of the Moment

Psycatron – Memories of the Moment ( John Digweed & Nick Muir remix)

Psycatron’s high profile productions have been popping up on some of the world’s most respected labels, receiving props from some of the biggest names in the business and record sales flying high in the Beatport charts. Fergie (Rekluse), Carl Craig (Planet E), Christian Smith (Tronic), Will Saul (Simple), legendary Belgian label R&S Records, have all featured stunning Psycatron tracks, so it seems fitting that they have now linked up with Bedrock Records again to end the year in style.

“These guys are fantastic, definitely a name to look out for” – John Digweed
“I LOVE Psycatron” – Laurent Garnier
“Psycatron is one of the acts of the year” – Agoria

www.bedrock.uk.net
www.johndigweed.com
www.myspace.com/psycatron

Christian Smith – Cabecudas EP

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2011 by E.N.

Christian Smith – Cabecudas EP
A1. Cabecudas
A2. Cabecudas Vox
B. Fugitive
(Bedrock) Bed98
Ltd Edition 12” Vinyl & Digital
Release: 04/07/11

Swedish genre-blurring techno master Christian Smith returns to John Digweed’s Bedrock label with another set of his trademark spellbinding productions. The big room vibes are most definitely flowing through these 3 choice cuts. “Cabecudas” (located in Santa Catarina, Brazil, for all you fact fans) is a track that has all the percussion-fuelled funk you could want as it builds through layers of nagging synths to a glorious hands-in-the-air crescendo in true show-stopping style. This will be a highlight in many big-room DJ sets all summer long, without a doubt. For the Vox version Smith gives the track an old-school jackin’ Chicago twist, bringing the percussion to the forefront and adding a memorable vocal loop hook to the proceedings. Meanwhile, “Fugitive” keeps the funk-factor high and focuses on a Latin percussive vibe that cannot fail to move even the most stubborn hips as it winds up the intensity with subtle ease before unleashing yet another superb hands-in-the-air moment. This is an EP you don’t want to miss out on. Christian Smith has been at the top of his game as a DJ and producer for over a decade, but despite enjoying a global reputation as one of the most evergreen performers in his field, times have never been quite as good as they are right now. While his roots lie in techno, Christian has never been a purist, favouring instead to flavour the melodic, rhythmical music he loves with doses of funk or interspersing the raw energy of his sets with inspired moments of pure euphoria. His big-room, genre-blurring sound is very much suited to the Bedrock ethos of releasing the best quality electronic dance music that goes beyond fads and fashion as this brand new EP demonstrates. With the momentum of his recent successful releases firmly behind him and with the strength of fresh inspiration driving his ambition forward, the “Cabecudas EP” from Christian Smith shows once again why he remains at the top of his game, maintaining his relevance and position at the very pinnacle of electronic music in 2011.

More Info: www.bedrock.org.uk / www.johndigweed.com

Bedrock 12-Collectors Edition CD’s

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2010 by E.N.


Various Artists
Bedrock 12 compiled by John Digweed
(Bedrock) Bed12CD
Collectors Edition CD’s signed by John Digweed, along with signed posters, T Shirts
and Limited Edition 12″ Vinyl are now available direct from the Bedrock store at:
http://www.bedrockmusic.bigcartel.com/products

More on Bedrock 12 check HERE

*Contest* Bedrock 12- Win Tickets for Party +CD Album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2010 by E.N.

To celebrate Bedrock’s 12th anniversary we have a special contest for all Bedrock lovers,there are a lot,since all bedrock releases are top posts:

1st Prize – A pair of tickets to the Bedrock 12 Party – 2nd Oct  (check below for more info or here)
2 x 1 a CD copy of the Bedrock 12 album (Check for full details here)

If you want to get the chance to win ,please drop us a mail to
(extramusicnew[at]gmail[dot]com)
with the subject Bedrock 12 -Party or Album

Deadline  29.09.2010

Winners will be notified by mail!
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BEDROCK 12
SATURDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2010
02 ACADEMY BRIXTON, LONDON
211 Stockwell Road, London SW9 9SL
10pm – 6am

JOHN DIGWEED
& VERY SPECIAL GUEST
CARL COX

Early Bird tickets : SOLD OUT
Limited Saver tickets: £15 + Booking Fee
Fully Licensed Bar Until Close

FULL Details for Bedrock 12 here

Bedrock 12th Anniversary – Bedrock 12 Album + Bedrock 12 Party – Full Details

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2010 by E.N.


Various Artists
Bedrock 12 compiled by John Digweed
(Bedrock) Bed12CD

Ltd Edition 3×12” Vinyl / 2xCD (£7.99) / Worldwide Digital (£7.99)
Release 04/10/10

CD1
01. Sistema – Krace Gelly
02. Maetrik – Glob Monster
03. Wiretappeur – Too Much Space
04. Vincenzo & Lovebirds – Epic
05. Quivver – Orgazoid Mix 1
06. Misstress Barbara – Azzuri (Luis Junior Remix)
07. King Unique & Anthony Pappa – Vamoosh
08. Max Cooper – Ediolic Spectra
09. Christian Smith – System Of Survival
10. Tone Depth – Rumblefish (Diyo Remix)
11. Nick Warren – In Search Of Silver (Ambient Mix)

CD2
01. Wiretappeur – Too Much Space (Reprise)
02. John Digweed & Nick Muir – Satellite (Maetrik Funky Remix)
03. Quivver – Orgazoid Mix 2
04. John Digweed & Nick Muir – Bilder
05. Alan Fitzpatrick – Involve
06. Christian Smith – System Of Survival (Dub)
07. Wehbba – Mammut
08. King Unique – Spikes
09. Robert Babicz – Welcome To The 90’s
10. Nick Muir – Burkina Faso

To celebrate Bedrock’s 12th anniversary, John Digweed has compiled 21 outstanding exclusive tracks and remixes from established and new artists to form Bedrock 12. Bedrock is synonymous with releasing the highest quality forward-thinking electronic dance music and has enjoyed a highly successful year so far and this new compilation will further cement the label’s reputation around the globe.

Following on from John Digweed’s outstanding (mixed) Structures LP, Bedrock 12 once again showcases the sound of the label in 2010, featuring a plethora of exquisite deep house, tech-house and techno, joining the dots and forging the future. Not only does the album feature a host of established stars – Robert Babicz, Quivver, King Unique, Christian Smith, Nick Warren, Digweed & Muir – it also showcases new and upcoming talent like Maetrik, Wiretappeur, Max Cooper, Wehbba, and more.

The strength of new international talent from the likes of Spain, Germany and Brazil, points to the huge global appeal of the Bedrock label, and a bright future for dance music. The high-ranking established artists are kept firmly on their toes by the new upcoming stars of the future.

Having created a stunning remix of Guy J’s ‘Esperanza’ on the recent ‘Structures’ album, the rising Spanish star, Sistema, has created an exclusive track for Bedrock 12. Krace Gelly is a suitably deep album opening, tech head-nodder with plenty of twists and turns to keep things very interesting indeed, and a teasing taster for a debut Bedrock EP planned for 2011. Sistema is the latest incarnation of Manuel Ruiz, the maverick Barcelona-born producer who in the last ten years has been producing and recording under such monikers as Neue Lärmklassiker, Medio Escinico and 100.cia.

Anyone who has heard the stunning low-slung, seriously heavy-duty groove that Maetrik created on his remix of John Digweed & Nick Muir’s latest single Satellite will be thrilled to know that this Valencia based artist is present and correct here on Bedrock 12 with, not only a bonus exclusive unreleased funky remix of the same single, but also a deeply energetic & invigorating debut track of his own in Glob Monster. Once again, Maetrik shows exactly why he’s such an exciting prospect and is making incredible leaps and bounds, creating some of the most devastating and unique music right now with his blend of techno, house, funk, and electro.

Wiretappeur is a production partnership between Florian Kruse, Nils Nurnberg and Stel. Their two versions of Too Much Space on Bedrock 12 show off their deep understanding of the power of melody, and are superb fresh and innovative deep house with a chilled, lush electronic reprise. Their productions have already earned them heartfelt praise and support from many of their peers as well as a wide variety of the industry’s top DJs, including Steve Bug, Luciano and Josh Wink. Their My Real Name Is track and remix of Dirty Mongrel were a standout tracks on Structures. A mark of how highly they are regarded is that they will be remixing the next Digweed and Muir single on Bedrock.

The Hamburg club scene is ably represented by Epic, a stylish collaboration between Vincenzo & Lovebirds. Vincenzo was originally spotted and guided by Steve Bug, released his debut LP on the Dessous label and is now an internationally respected producer. Lovebirds is the solo project of Sebastian ‘Basti’ Doering, also well known as Knee Deep. Together, Vincenzo and Basti have created a lush piano laden deep house track for Bedrock 12 and the title says it all. Watch out for a new EP at the end of 2010.

He says it’s an attempt to distil emotion into sound. Max Cooper’s techno ranges from stark electronica remixes of huge bands like Hot Chip and Au Revoir Simone to the fuzzy, buzzing dancefloor sound of his breakthrough Serie releases. His Bedrock debut, Ediolic Spectra, is another step towards perfecting his unique take on electronica, and results from John Digweed playing lots of Max’s productions in his sets. The big man is mighty impressed with this rising producer.

The classic Rumblefish by Tone Depth (aka Canadian Tony Papadopoulos) originally appeared on the Bedrock label as a 12” release in April 2002 (Bed31). Having been championed by Hernan Cattaneo, this Diyo remix was included in the mix on his last Renaissance album. Diyo’s combination of melodies, atmospheric sounds, and subtle grooves continues to impress whenever played out, and is included here as a full track for the first time.

Hailing from Brazil, Wehbba made a big impression with his remix of Christian Smith’s Flyertalk on Structures, and this dentist graduate, licensed diver and Jiu Jitsu fighter is in fine form again with Mammut, his debut track on Bedrock.

Alan Fitzpatrick’s Reflections single on Bedrock, was an anthem of the highest order, so it’s with great excitement that he returns with Involve. A sizzling techno masterpiece from one of the hottest artists on the scene today, shows exactly why the biggest DJ’s on the planet rate this man so highly. Involve takes things to the next level.

Luis Junior (real name, Luis Vaquero Garcia) is a well-known producer, club DJ and radio DJ from the new Spanish electronic music scene, and is becoming a regular on Bedrock. His Colache EP and BG have already been on many people’s favourites lists this year, and his deeply hypnotic electronic re-work of Misstress Barbara’s Azzuri (a classic taken from the Bedrock vaults) is set to follow suit.

With a music career already spanning nearly two decades, comprising five albums and multiple singles, some could think that Robert Babicz would be ready to settle down for a quiet life, however, nothing could be further from the truth. He continues to reveal his talent and skill as one of Europe’s most essential techno producers with his first release on a UK label since November 1990! Welcome To The 90’s is yet another stunning creation from this hero to many.

Quivver is world-renowned DJ/producer/songwriter John Graham. While his recording and remix discography speaks for itself, John’s music has become a vital ingredient in the best DJ sets around the globe. His recent Bedrock single release – Yeah Yeah / Boom Boom / In Your Boat – has been a firm favourite with everyone, so its no wonder that the two versions of his latest track, Orgazoid, are featured here on Bedrock 12.

Another Bedrock 12 landmark is the first time King Unique & Anthony Pappa have worked together in the studio. Vamoosh is a suitably dynamic dancefloor devastator from this UK – Australian tag team. Have they really never worked together before? A marriage made in heaven, surely? Matt Thomas has also created another trademark scorcher with Spikes that will keep fans of his huge 2000000 Suns single very happy indeed.

Structures featured a top-notch big room makeover of Digweed & Muir’s Satellite from Tronic main man, Christian Smith, and the big room vibes are most definitely flowing once again through his two versions of System Of Survival here on Bedrock 12, as he weaves and winds together his trademark genre blurring wonder. Mr Smith has been championing his essentially funky mix of house and techno for more than a decade now, creating a highly individual cauldron of chunky grooves with loads of energy. With his own Tronic label releasing some fine fare right now, its no wonder that he was feeling inspired to deliver this superb exclusive for Bedrock.

Nick Warren is a man who needs no introduction to any self-respecting music fan. CD1 draws to a close with an exclusive ambient mix of In Search Of Silver. Which is a taster of high highly anticipated forthcoming single release on Bedrock this autumn.

Between them, John Digweed and Nick Muir, producers of the finest electronic dance music, have been involved in many pivotal moments in the world of club music and have in many ways helped to define genres & push the boundaries further over the years. As with all their releases, Bilder and Nick’s solo track Burkina Faso here on Bedrock 12, are mission statements to show that they are not resting on past laurels but always developing their sound in an exciting direction.

Bedrock 12 compiled by John Digweed is released as Ltd Edition 3×12” Vinyl, 2xCD (£7.99), and worldwide digital (£7.99) release on 04/10/10.

Happy 12th Anniversary Bedrock!

Do you wanna party?

LOCK N LOAD EVENTS PRESENTS
BEDROCK 12
SATURDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2010
02 ACADEMY BRIXTON, LONDON
211 Stockwell Road, London SW9 9SL
10pm – 6am

JOHN DIGWEED
& VERY SPECIAL GUEST
CARL COX
(FINAL UK DATE OF 2010)
+
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John Digweed’s Bedrock has become one of the most prominent club nights and record labels across the globe. A name synonymous with delivering the highest quality in electronic music, Bedrock celebrates 12 years at the forefront of the scene on Saturday 2nd October with an unforgettable anniversary show.

Hosted at the world famous O2 Academy Brixton, this event will incorporate an exclusive sound and visual experience never before seen at a Bedrock event and is set to be one of the biggest underground house and techno showcases in the capital in 2010. Having sold out the likes of Heaven and Matter over the years, as well as hosting a 5000 capacity arena at this summer’s South West Four, Bedrock turns its attention to one of London’s most legendary venues for the next chapter in its illustrious history.

With early bird tickets already sold out to this massive night, we are now extremely excited to announce the very special guest that will be joining John Digweed in the Academy’s legendary main room. He is one of the biggest names in dance music, an irrepressible force who, alongside John, will ignite the Academy to new levels. Playing his final UK date of 2010 at Bedrock 12 please welcome the legendary Carl Cox.


A musical ambassador since he was in short trousers, a professional DJ since his early teens, a veteran of acid house and a champion of techno, Carl Cox emits a love of his work that is dangerously infectious. Check him when he’s behind the turntables and you can’t mistake his ecstatic visage, his hands pumping the air whenever they’re not manipulating the turntables. As one of the founding fathers of the British house and techno scene Carl’s been there and done it all, but he’s never lost sight of the point of it… playing music, breaking tunes, spreading love, celebrating life.

As one of the most respected DJ’s in the world, John Digweed comes to Bedrock 12 to headline what will be the biggest Bedrock event to date and prove yet again why he has maintained a long-lasting presence as one of dance music’s most groundbreaking artists. From nights he has either created or been part of such as Bedrock, Northern Exposure and Renaissance, to his seminal record label and world renowned compilation mixes, John has consistently pushed the boundaries of forward thinking electronic music.

With this event coming off the back of the release of John’s ‘Structures’ mix compilation, 2010 marks a significant milestone in Bedrock’s history which will be celebrated in full at London most loved music venue.
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Maetrik & Christian Smith remixes of John Digweed & Nick Muir ‘Satellite’(Bed92R)

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John Digweed & Nick Muir
A. Satellite (Christian Smith Remix) 10.16
AA. Satellite (Maetrik Heavy Mix) 08.32
(Bedrock) Bed92R
12” & Beatport Exclusive  – 30/08/10

Sneak previews of elements of ‘Satellite’ appeared on the new ‘Structures’ LP, where John utilized a breakdown FX version in his mix finale. The full original version was then unleashed in its own right as a single, along with counterpart ‘Meteor’, gaining big support from the like of Carl Cox, Fergie, Desyn Masiello, Hernan Cattaneo, Anderson Noise, Sasha, and many more.
 
Now, just when you thought you could sit down for a rest,  ‘Satellite’ has received some superb heavy-duty treatment in the remix department from the highly exciting Maetrik, and a top notch big room makeover from Tronic main man, Christian Smith.
 
Maetrik shows exactly why he’s such an exciting prospect with a stunning low-slung seriously heavy-duty groove that can’t fail to impress. Originally from the USA and now relocated to Valencia Spain, Maetrik (aka Eric Estornel) is making incredible leaps and bounds, creating some of the most devastating and unique music right now with his unique blend of techno, house, funk, and electro. Maybe it’s down to his Cuban roots? Maybe it’s down to his desire to crush genre boundaries? Whatever the reason, John Digweed has made a smart creative call by letting him loose on ‘Satellite’!
 
The big room vibes are most definitely flowing with Christian Smith’s remix of ‘Satellite’, as he weaves and winds together over ten minutes of epic genre blurring wonder. Mr Smith has been championing his essentially funky mix of house and techno for more than a decade now, creating a highly individual cauldron of chunky grooves with loads of energy. With his own Tronic label releasing some fine fare right now, its no wonder that he was feeling inspired to deliver this superb version of ‘Satellite’.
 
Between them, John Digweed and Nick Muir, producers of the finest electronic dance music, have been involved in many pivotal moments in the world of club music and have in many ways helped to define genres & push the boundaries further over the years. As with all their releases, ‘Satellite’ / ‘Meteor’ is a mission statement to show that they are not resting on past laurels but always developing their sound in an exciting direction. These remixes of ‘Satellite’ only add fuel to the creative fire. Check them now!
 
If you want to get the bigger picture, John Digweed’s current ‘Structures’ LP showcases the sound of the Bedrock label in 2010, featuring a plethora of exquisite forward-thinking house, tech-house and techno. Check out www.bedrock.uk.net/structures to preview the artists and sounds of now.
 
Anyone in London on 2nd October should get themselves down to Brixton Academy to join in the Bedrock 12th Birthday celebrations. It’s going to be a night to remember with John Digweed being joined on the decks by special guest Carl Cox. It doesn’t get much bigger than that!

More Info:
bedrock.org.uk
johndigweed.com
myspace.com/maetrikmusic
myspace.com/christiansmithdj
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John Digweed – Structures (2xCD+DVD) (Bedrock)

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John Digweed – ‘Structures’ (Bedrock Records)
CD1 & CD2 – compiled and mixed by John Digweed
+ Bonus DVD – ‘Eye Of The Storm’ Documentary by Pablo Casacuberta
+ ‘John Digweed Live at the Vagabond’ + Slideshow & Extras
released 12th July 2010

2010 is proving to be a fantastic year for music and a great year for the ever-impressive Bedrock Records. For his latest album venture, ‘Structures’, John Digweed has selected an exceptional 33 tracks, bringing together the latest Bedrock single releases and a plethora of unreleased, exclusive tracks and remixed tracks from ‘Bedrock Eleven’, all mixed together to perfection the man himself.

The totally tuned-in, turned-on, forward thinking mix across 2xCDs, not only features the amazing music of big guns like Cristian Varela, Guy J, Christian Smith, Quivver, King Unique, Nick Warren, Mutant Clan, John Digweed & Nick Muir, but also showcases the label’s desire to push forward the rising stars of the future. A glance through the tracklist reveals the impressive talents of Rowdent, Dimitri Nakov, Marc Marzenit, Ian O`Donovan, Sian, Luis Junior and many more. The additional bonus of featuring some of the best remix work from Nic Fanciulli, Pete Heller, Psycatron and more, only confirms that John Digweed has his finger firmly on the pulse of the electronic dance scene in 2010. It’s an international showcase from this influential label that is hard to beat.

‘Structures’ is further enhanced by the inclusion of a bonus DVD featuring ‘Eye Of The Storm’, a visual masterpiece documentary, filmed on John’s last tour of South America by Pablo Casacuberta (www.pablocasacuberta.com ). His exceptional creativity assumes that the viewing audience has a certain awareness of John Digweed’s “public persona” and hence seeks to take a glimpse his inner life, thinking processes and his imagination using visual metaphors that can illustrate them in a graphic way. It’s an approach that reinvigorates the somewhat formulaic music documentary genre, and takes it to another enthralling level. NB – You can get a further insight into the making of this documentary as Pablo Casacuberta discusses his artistic approach, below.

It seems amazing that through such an illustrious career so far, John Digweed has never had a live DJ mix made commercially available! But, ‘John Digweed Live at the Vagabond’, recorded live at the 9th Annual Bedrock/Creations Party at Vagabond Miami 27th March 2010, included here on the ‘Structures’ bonus DVD is yet another musical milestone. It’s a live mix complete with slideshow that captures the essence of this amazing Bedrock party for posterity. www.thevagabondmiami.com
’Structures’ is released 12th July 2010 on Bedrock Records. www.bedrock.org.uk

CD 1 *New unreleased
1. Luis Junior – Colache – Sometimes Mix*
2. Alex Dolby & Santos – Babylon – John Daly Remix*
3. Wiretappeur – My Real Name Is*
4. Mutant Clan – On and Amp – Vincenzo Remix*
5. Alex Dolby & Santos – No Walls – Maher Daniel Remix*
6. Dirty Mongrel – Cream – Wiretappeur Remix*
7. King Roc & Dimitri Nakov – Alameda Jau Dub*
8. Cristian Verela – Colmedream
9. Rowdent – Put It To Bed*
10. Quivver – Boom Boom
11. Cristian Verela – Perras A Tutti
12. King Unique – 2000000 Dubs*
13. King Unique – 2000000 Suns – John Digweed & Nick Muir Remix
14. Quivver – In Your Boat

CD 2 *New unreleased
1. Nick Warren – In Search Of Silver – Structures Edit*
2. Guy J – Esperanza – Umbral Aguir Remix*
3. Marc Marzenit – Unexpiritualized – Pete Heller Remix*
4. John Digweed & Nick Muir – Meteor – Beats*
5. Ian O`Donovan – Aurora Borealis 6. Marco Bailey – Jungle Laps – John Digweed & Nick Muir Remix*
7. Marc Marzenit – Neo Galaxy*
8. Saints and Sinners – Pushin’ Too Hard – Nic Fanciulli Remix
9. John Digweed & Nick Muir – Tangent – Marco Bailey Remix*
10. Christian Smith – Flyertalk – Wehbba Remix*
11. Mutant Clan – Persuader – Psycatron Remix*
12. Cristian Verela – Etiam
13. Sian – Dreams Are Maps*
14. Marco Bailey & Tom Hades – Rayavadee
15. King Unique – Feniksas
16. Luis Junior – BG – Beats*
17. Erphun & Thee O – Collusion*
18. Guy J – Esperanza – Sistema Remix*
19. John Digweed & Nick Muir – Satellite – EFX*

+ BONUS DVD‘Eye Of The Storm’ – Documentary by Pablo Casacuberta + ‘John Digweed – Live at the Vagabond’. Recorded at the Bedrock/Creations Party at Vagabond Miami 27th March 2010 + Slideshow + Documentary Slideshow + Vagabond slideshow + Bedrock Artwork Slideshow

Pablo Casacuberta talks about his ‘Eye Of The Storm’ documentary on the ‘Structures’ bonus DVD.

I started to work with musicians about twenty years ago. I was raised in a family where everyone else was a musician except me, so somehow I got used to create images following the same approach that I would use to compose music. I try to concentrate in the emotions, in the atmosphere, and to convey a sense of inner journey.

Generally, when I’m asked to direct a documentary or an interview in which the subject is a well-known musician or performer, I think that the audience already knows how the artist looks on stage, or has a certain awareness of their “public persona”. Probably because of that, it always felt more interesting to me to show a glimpse of their inner life, their thinking processes and their imagination. These are aspects of their artistic work that are not necessarily evident when they are on stage, and that can only be accessed by capturing them out of the contexts in which we are used to see them.

For that reason, when I have the chance to follow an artist for a while, I try to visualize which are those aspects of his or her personality are harder to grasp in a first glimpse, and I try then to find visual metaphors that could illustrate them in a graphic way. I want the images to tell us something we didn’t know before, so I try to convey the idea that those images we present in the documentary are like snapshots of the artist’s mental life. To do so, I have to work out those images by having conversations about how they feel, what was their history and their background. And then I try to dismantle all preconceived ideas related to their work. I somehow try to present them to the audience as if we hadn’t seen them ever before.

Working with John Digweed was a very rare opportunity, because he is an artist that doesn’t fit the general preconceptions that apply to some DJs. He doesn’t play any gimmick on stage. He is not distant, but he doesn’t pretend that he is in a state of exhilaration either. His performance is entirely about the music. It looks like choosing the right track for the right moment and for a particular crowd is for him an utter act of kindness. He is generous but patient. Popular but somehow mysterious. Both light and dark. He is central to what is happening but at the same time he is mostly away from the limelight. He likes to think of himself as somebody that can keep calm and quiet right in the eye of the storm, but also is capable to react quickly and unpredictably. For all those reasons, there was a huge space to explore his character in visual terms. I wanted to relate his interviews to images that were both very graphic and very abstract, so we could make it feel like they represent exactly what goes on in his mind. Trying to portray that sense of departure, we choose as a backdrop for the whole documentary one of his numerous tours to South America. It seemed to me that showing him walking around Rìo de Janeiro or jamming with local drummers in the streets of Montevideo would show the kind of experiences that show very vividly how far his journey has taken him. But also I wanted to depict his celebrated patience, his sense of timing and his observational abilities. And the only way to do so was through sequences that were mostly poetic. So, instead of just following him around, we also placed him in strange, almost imaginary settings, in which his adaptive and curious nature could flourish.

I’m very pleased with the results. My favourite outcome, when I shoot a series of interviews like the ones included in “Eye Of The Storm”, is when not only the audience sees the artist under a new light, but when the artist himself discovers angles and images that he finds unexpectedly accurate as a depiction of his state of mind. John was extremely collaborative, enthusiastic and humble, and went though the whole experience with a joyful sense of discovery. I hope that the final cut, however experimental, may allow his fans to feel that they have had a personal chat with him, and that by doing so they know him better.

Pablo Casacuberta
www.pablocasacuberta.com

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