Bedrock 12 compiled by John Digweed
Ltd Edition 3×12” Vinyl / 2xCD (£7.99) / Worldwide Digital (£7.99)
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)
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!
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LOCK N LOAD EVENTS PRESENTS
SATURDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2010
02 ACADEMY BRIXTON, LONDON
211 Stockwell Road, London SW9 9SL
10pm – 6am
& VERY SPECIAL GUEST
(FINAL UK DATE OF 2010)
TO BE ANNOUNCED
A FURTHER THREE ROOMS OF MUSIC!
Early Bird tickets : SOLD OUT
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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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