‘Imagine It Was Us’ will be available to pre order from iTunes at midnight 23rd March http://po.st/e60oFn
Devotion — The Gold Edition (featuring 4 new tracks) is available to pre order now from http://www.jessieware.com/store
Digital Release Date: 14th January 2013
’The PL’ is the new single from Bristol’s hugely talented rising star Typesun - deep, minimal, underground soul music that’s already a firm favourite with some serious soul heads. It has grabbed the attention of such luminaries as Gilles Peterson, Jazzanova, Mr Scruff, Annie Mac, Lauren Laverne, Julio Bashmore and Pete Tong and is already causing a stir across the blogs and key tastemaker sites.
Cryptic but emotive lyrics are set across an expansive instrumental that remains deceptively simple throughout, a huge part of the piece’s charm resting in it’s tension, which never quite releases. The YouTube video has received over 7,000 listens in less than a month..
File alongside Dilla, D’Angelo and Dwele - another hint of the diversity and depth of Typesun’s forthcoming debut LP ‘Work Is Love Made Visible’, due for release later this year.
The remix treatment comes from Behling & Simpson, another of the city’s hardest working production teams who have been making huge moves throughout 2012 with killer releases on the burgeoning ‘Futureboogie’ imprint.
Newcastles purveyors of fine house make their debut release on Vitalik Recordings. Written by Blackhall & Bookless and engineered by Ethyl, the Josies EP is a contemporary take a classical house aesthetic, timeless house music in short.
2012 sees Futureboogie reach a decade in the land of club, a period in which the Bristol-based brands long running night and artist led agency has helped propel the city into the heart of dance music’s path. The special compilation ‘10’ marks their assault and an end to the year that brought new label, Futureboogie Recordings (FBR), into the equation and the brand to dizzying new heights.
Launching with the anthemic ‘Father Father’ by label co-founder Julio Bashmore last April, the Futureboogie label has been swiftly rising ever since. Every vinyl release has been a sell out with demand for new output at high frequencies and new fans have not been disappointed with their ubiquitous and eclectic take on beats and bleeps from an impressive cast of new artists.
FBR has brought a slew of fresh Bristol talent to the wider dance community. From the low slung beats of Behling & Simpson with their sub 116bpm take on house to Christophe & Lukas´ old school referencing but fresh as you like dance floor killers and Waifs and Strays honest interpretation of forward thinking house music, FBR has proved itself to be an authentic and daring imprint dropping anything from Balearic downtempo to garagey anthems and main room thumpers.
Futureboogie’s upcoming, aptly titled ‘10’ long player showcases the breadth of styles that they encompass. The album contains all brand new exclusive tracks from all the label´s core artists – Christophe, Lukas, Waifs & Strays, Behling & Simpson – plus new additions to the stable Eats Everything, Maxxi Soundsystem, Crackazat & Type Sun who will all be releasing material on Futureboogie Recordings in 2012.
The album comes in unmixed format and offers a snapshot of Futureboogie’s insight and attitude. A poetic translation of the Bristol landscape that is bold and sharp, ‘10’ emerges triumphantly with the soaring strings of Typesun ‘Last Home’. The broken beats of new Bristol name Crackazat develop this loose improvised feel, before staple artists Behling & Simpson splinter and each serve up tasty solo infusions.
Eats Everything has come to be one of the biggest success stories from Bristol in 2011, following hot on the heels of label cofounder, Julio Bashmore. EE’s BBC Radio 1 Essential mix was even recorded live at Bristol’s nighttime mecca, Motion. This enigmatic local hero contributes two tracks to ‘10’, and notably gears up the tempo while hinting at some exciting forthcoming material from him on the imprint. Other new faces Maxxi Soundsystem and Waifs & Strays have been busy making waves on not only FBR but also many of the best current labels, distilling their influence across styles and borders.
Label: Futureboogie Recordings
Cat no: FBRCD001
Distribution: Republic of Music
Released: Monday February 27th, 2012
The past few years have thrown Bristol into the spotlight of house music. The quality levels have blown off the roof and Futureboogie is a huge part of the scene’s success. ‘10’ draws heavily from the strong pool of local talent while introducing some close musical friends who fall outside the postcode. Having not had to look outside the city so far for the quality they have been looking for this will be their first signings from outside the perimeters.
What originally started as a simple club night in good old Bristol town back in 2001, Futureboogie now rolls with global radio shows, a booking agency, management company, a list of A-grade parties and worldwide DJ bookings as long as a long armed man, excursions into festival programming and, most recently their record label, Futureboogie Recordings.
Over the last 10 years the cast of the Futureboogie team has changed but original members and Futureboogie DJs Joe90 and El Harvo are still holding things down, keeping all the plates spinning, and making things go bump in the night. A UK tour will also mark the exclusive 10-year anniversary bash culminating in a raw warehouse affair in the capital equipped with an array of the very best talent the label has to offer.
“2011 has been an amazing year for us and the label. The artists who´ve released with us so far have all been friends and we like that, it gives the label strong family vibes and we´re big into that. The fact that we haven´t had to look outside Bristol shows the city has got such a strong pool of talent it looks likely that the majority of our output will continue to come from Bristol. We are first and foremost about putting out great music wherever it´s from; it just so happens that there is so much great stuff on our doorstep. The city has really put itself on the map for house music this year and it seems there is no sign of that stopping soon.”Futureboogie founders
• Futureboogie 10th Birthday London Edition: 24th February 2012, Secret East London Location TBC
Due to unforseen and impossible circumstances Martyn has had to cancel his appearance at Bloc as part of In:Motion on the 25th November.
However, to replace him we welcome Artwork. Along with Skream and Benga Artwork is the third member of the mighty Magnetic Man, who have been dubbed the first half step super group. He also part owned the prestigious Big Apple records in Croydon, one of London´s surburbs which saw garage mutate into dubstep.
As Magnetic Man they perform using three computers, one playing drum samples, one playing basses and the third playing leads and samples. Artwork controls the master laptop, to which the other two are synchronised via Midi. Their sets usually consist of a mix of original tracks produced together, and live remixes of Benga and Skream´s tracks. Artwork will be playing alongside Joker, Nathan Fake, James Holden, 2562 plus many more.
As the English winter dictates the end of the UK festival season, Motion’s solid structure resumes play indoors letting the spirit of the summer blossom into the winter months.
Nearing the calibre of festival status in scale, sound and energy, Motion continue their expansion into yet more areas of the huge sprawling skate park, with warrens leading to multiple separate spaces, all hosting their own unique party. Their ever-increasing loyal fan base and extensive line-ups are being pushed even further into the double warehouse, as well as outside in the car park, which comes equipped with food court, heated seating area and photo-booth. With each turn you can get more lost in Motion’s wondrous world of entertainment and outstanding music.
November sees the Field Day team take the magic of the festival and transport it through the night to the raw and vast confines of Bristol’s Motion. After delivering a sterling line-up this summer in London’s Victoria Park, they hand pick the best for their In:Motion date, where we can witness DJ sets from Friendly Fires, Erol Alkan and Glaswegian electro whizz kid Hudson Mohawke.
Over the last few years, The BLOC Weekend annual festival has become a compulsory destination for electronic music fans. No other UK festival so vigorously and variously reaps the vanguard of underground dance music past and present quite like they do. Last year they invited down dirty bird Claude Vonstroke and Andrew Weather to fill Motion’s Tunnel, with his unique and compelling musical selection. Destined to better themselves from last year, they bring dubstep prodigy Joker, hot off the heels of releasing his album ‘The Vision’ and Border Community Nathan Fake, for a festival sized line-up in an inner city club.
Sven Vath’s Cocoon are to techno what light is to fire. They continue to touch thousands of people across every continent with their inimitable brand and unfaltering shows. With weekly parties at Amnesia during the Ibiza season, Love Family Park, Green & Blue festivals and Cocoon in the Park, Cocoon are becoming synonymous with huge scaling events with immaculate production. One of Europe’s leading labels, they bring German duo Tiefschwarz alongside Shonkyand Dyed Soundorom from the French contingent, all heading to the West Country to bring the magic of Cocoon to Bristol for one night only.
Futureboogie join up with the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy and exude a festival feel with live shows from Crazy P and Henrik Schwarz, plus a back room hosted by London’s disco mafiaHorse Meat Disco. Ramping things up on the production side are Just Jack, who for their Halloween show bring aerial artists, art installations, costume and make up stalls. Interactive character actors will be roaming and terrorising all night throughout the club, on the floor and hanging from the ceiling. The Gunpowder Plot on the 5th November brings an explosion of action with a firework display, bonfire and circus performers to add more flames to the fire.
Bristol In Motion continues to stage live music events throughout the winter months from October through to the end of December. Offering the finest in musical and performing talent from across the world to touch your heart, body and soul – eyes and ears.
Friday 18th November - ALL GONE PETE TONG: Pete Tong, Calvin Harris, Eats Everything, Retro/Grade, Deepgroove, Burns, Robert Dietz, Cesar Merveille, Waifs & Strays, Grahame Farmer Data Transmission & Farr Festival DJs.
Friday 25th November – BLOC: Subloaded, Joker, Artwork, 2562, Illum Sphere, James Holden, Nathan Fake, Fairmont Bloc: Jo Hart, Al Tourettes, Luke Vibert
Saturday 26th November – RBMA & FUTUREBOOGIE: Henrik Schwarz, Crazy P, Maya Jane-Coles, Julio Bashmore, Futureboogie DJs, Bonobo, Appleblim, Behling & Simpson, Horse Meat Disco, Lukas, Christophe
Friday 2nd December – HARDCORE HEAVEN: Darren Styles, Gamer, Evil Activities, DJ See, Call & Juice, Marc Smith, Kursk, Mark Eg, Klubfiller, Hixxy, Dougal, Mcs Storm, Whizzkid & Enemy
Saturday 3rd December – SHIT THE BEDFull Info Coming Soon
Friday 9th December – BEARDYMAN PRESENTS: Beardyman, Stanton, Warriors, Nu:Tone, Engine Earz Experiment, JFB, Captain Crunch & Stig Of The Dump, Tayo, Fabio, Zed Bias
Saturday 10th December – COCOON: Tiefschwarz Basti, Onur Ozer, Dinky, Guti, Gavin Herlihy, Dyed Soundorom, Shonky, Tom Rio & Dan Wild, Kyle Hall, Dave Little, Clare James, Matt Owen
The full line-ups can now be viewed on www.bristolinmotion.com
Ricardo Villalobos meets Four Tet & Caribou, Claude Von Stroke, Skream, Skrillex, Soul Clap
The sell out Hideout festival returns to Croatia for a second year in 2012 with a programme of even larger proportions with dance music heavyweights Ricardo Villalobos, Four Tet, Caribou and many more confirmed to perform at what is set to become the best electronic music festival in Europe.
The three-day Hideout festival will return to the sprawling outdoor Zrce beach site on the island of Pag, Croatia, but extend further into the week and multiple stunning beachside venues such as the hugely popular and beautiful Kalypso and new secret venues around Pag. The headlinerRicardo Villalobos is currently a rare performer but still holds the title as one of the most in demand DJs in the world. He joins two outfits that follow in the footsteps of Daft Punk to eclipse the DJ format to deliver a band platform for the dance music genre - Four Tet and Caribou - ensuring Hideout is a serious contender for the festival destination of the summer.
Hideout attracts the big talents of BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Crosstown Rebels Damian Lazarus & Jamie Jones, Bristol’s Julio Bashmore, Erol Alkan and Andy C to return alongside fresh and colourful faces from across the dance music spectrum such as Boston reedits heroes Soul Clap, Norwegian disco maestro Prins Thomas, Dirtybird’s Claude Von Stroke, new BBC Radio 1 recruit Skream and second lady of the station, Heidi. Detroit prodigy Kyle Hall, the talented Brodinski and the new young sensation, Skrillex are also set to perform.
New brands mulletover and Birmingham’s Face will join the UK night army including Crosstown Rebels, Resident Advisor, Mono_Cult, Sonodo, Drop The Mustard, Urban Nerds, Jaunt, Just Jack and many more at intimate and large scale events across the clock.
Rising stars such as Maceo Plex, best known for unique robotic vocals, and dubstep champion Pearson Sound AKA Ramadanman plus DJ Fresh ensure there is a balance of new talent to sample alongside the current favourites in the game.
Hideout festival is carving a niche into an overpopulated festival market, handpicking the best underground talent alongside those that are reaching mainstream success to deliver a festival that entertains and thrills from sunrise to sunset. Their second year promises more daytime events with many more pool and boat parties, evening beach soirees and never-ending nighttime fiestas that showcase the cream of the current global electronic music elite.
Capturing the many strains of the electronic music rainbow, Hideout is for those that want to hear something new and dance throughout the day and night.
Artists confirmed to date:
Claude Von Stroke
Camo and Krooked
Four Tet & Caribou
Special guest: Skrillex
Boat & Pool Parties Hosted By:
Chibuku / Crosstown Rebels / Drop The Mustard / Face
Jaunt / Just Jack / Metropolis / Mono Cult
mulletover / Sonido / Resident Advisor / Wax:On / Zutekh
Earlybird tickets £80 plus booking fee – Sold Out
Standard Tickets £99 plus booking fee available from
Deposit Scheme – £49 plus booking fee / Full balance payable by 1st April 2012 – Available from www.skiddle.com
Ex-Yu Tickets – €50 plus booking fee – Available from www.eventim.hr
Featuring Jamie XX, Jamie Woon live, Toddla T, Henrik Schwarz, Jamie Jones, Calvin Harris, Danny Byrd, Joker, Soul Clap, Annie Mac, Rusko
Plus brands Cocoon, Hospitality, BLOC, Bugged Out & many more
The start of the UK party season this year is led by Bristol’s pioneering party starters In:Motion. A series of incredible events striking hot on the heels of last year’s triumphant first season, which tore a hole in the skate park come club Motion, spread across five rooms indoors and out. 2011 brings artists from all musical persuasions capturing everyone from the heroes of the scene to the rising stars and bringing all manner of brands from the electronic music community together to embrace all dimensions of the underground dance movement.
The peerless Hessle Audio make their debut for the In:Motion series on 15th October, standing head and shoulders above the rest with performances from Jamie XX and Jamie Woon. Jamie XX’s movements out of his band, The XX to DJ and remix artist have been well received with heavyweights such as Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Florence and The Machine, and Canadian rap giant Drake. Jamie also released one of the anthems of the summer on NMBRs in the form of ‘Far Nearer’. Since Jamie Woon came onto the scene everyone has been scrabbling for the opportunity to see him live. His album debut ‘Mirror Writing’ saw him strike a terrific balance between convention and subversion, producing dubstep infused commercial tracks, alongside equally enigmatic and enchanting productions. Both of these artists are a rare sight in a club setting, but Bristol In:Motion’s festival atmosphere found within numerous intimate and vast spaces is an apt fit for these two sonic masters.
Bugged Out return for 2011 on the opening weekend on October 8th, bringing Jamie Jones, now a household name for a new generation of house and techno fans through his Hot Natured guise and Hot Creations label. It will have already been an amazing week for L-Vis 1990 & the Neon Dream who will have just released their staggering new album ‘Neon Dreams’ which features Para One, Teki Latex and Julio Bashmore. L-Vis 1990 (aka James Connolly) a London-based DJ and producer co-founded the groundbreaking Night Slugs imprint with Bok Bok. Also kicking things off in the first week is Fake Blood aka Theo Keating aka Touché. Under his many aliases, the man like Keating has produced some classics over the years remixing the likes of Underworld, Hot Chip & UNKLE. He’s become somewhat of a Bugged Out! family member and will bring his bass heavy bangers to the floor.
Sharing the bill on opening weekend are firm friends and In:Motion family favourites Hospitality, who bring Danny Byrd, High Contrast and MJ Cole amongst others. Bringing together bass heavy music, an electrifying atmosphere and second to none production, Hospitality have grown into true titans of the scene, consistently bringing the best in show-stopping DJs from the constantly evolving drum & bass scene to a hugely faithful crowd. This summer they represented at the Parklife festival, ripped apart their own stage at Lovebox and set things alight at Global Gathering. D&B is back in Bristol, its spiritual home.
Sven Vath’s Cocoon, are to techno what light is to fire. They continue to touch thousands of people across every continent with their inimitable brand and unfaltering show. This December they will bring it to Bristol for the first time. The now iconic Tiefschwarz headline the show, exemplifying their playful talents for putting everything from electro to tech-house and slithering minimal under the scope and turning out consistently compelling sets.
Bristol’s own Just Jack bring Soul Clap on the 29th October to headline their highly acclaimed Halloween party The Gunpowder Plot which will be complete with circus acts and fireworks. The trend-setting American East coast duo leapt to fame through their relationship to the esteemed Wolf + Lamb family. This year saw them bridge new levels of notoriety through their special DJ Kicks album.
Moving back a little to November and BBC Radio 1’s Toddla T will make the crossing from Sheffield counties to blow the roof of Motion once again. Toddla T has firmly established himself in the last few years with production and heavyweight remixes for the likes of Roots Manuva, Hot Chip, Gorillaz and Tinchy Stryder and more, plus a DJ rep so strong that it bagged him a regular Radio 1 show.
Festival brands BLOC will join heavyweights Run and Bristol favourites Futureboogie, who bring the infamous Henrik Schwarz, ensuring there is something for every musical taste on show.
Add to that the incredible production team and a venue that verges on festival status with five rooms of varying calibre, and In:Motion’s second year is set to be bigger and better than anything else on the radar. 2011 sees improved sound engineering and facilities such as food court and photo booth.
Friday 7th October – Hospitality with Danny Byrd, High Contrast, Camo and Crooked, Netsky, Cyantific, MJ Cole, Dream, Mele, Tomb Crew, Kito, Loadstar
Saturday 8th October – BuggedOut! with Fake Blood, L-vis 1990 & the Neon Dream, Boy-8-bit, Heidi, Jamie Jones, Bowski, Pariah, Waifs & Strays, Untold
Friday 14th October – Shit the BED! Caspa, Dark Sky, Ms Dynamite, Redlight
Saturday 15th October – Hessle Audio Jamie XX, Pearson Sound, Jamie Woon – live
Friday 21st October – Blowpop DJ Yoda, Plump DJ’s, Krafty Kuts
Saturday 22nd October - FWD//Rinse Zinc, Ez, Plastician, Roska
Friday 28th October – Tokyo Dub Radical Guru, Jahtari & Soom T
Saturday 29th October – Just Jack Halloween Party Soul Clap, Tale of Us, Shaun Reeves, Midland
Friday 4th November – Annie Mac Presents…
Saturday 5th November – Gunpowder Plot Bonfire Night Party Smerins, Gentlemen’s Dub Club, Babyhead
Friday 11th November – Run Rusko, Andy C, Grooverider, Scratch Perverts
Saturday 12th November – Field Day Night Erol Alkan, Hudson Mowhawke
Friday 18th November – All Gone…with Pete Tong, Calvin Harris, Cadenza Showcase
Friday 25th November – BLOC Joker, Martyn, James Holden, Nathan Fake
Saturday 26th November – Futureboogie Henrik Schwarz, Julio Bashmore, Maya Jane-Coles, Bonobo
Friday 2nd December – Hardcore Heaven Darren Styles, Gammer, Evil Activities
Saturday 3rd December – Shit the BED Skream, Jack Beats – live, Arab Musik
Friday 9th December – Beardyman, Stanton Warriors, Tayo
Saturday 10th December – Cocoon Tiefschwarz, Dyed Soundorom, Oner Ozer
The full line-ups can now be viewed on www.bristolinmotion.com
Taken from the album ‘Neon Dreams’ out October 3rd on PMR Records / Island Records
Lost In Love Featuring Javeon McCarthy available to download August 29th
01. Vague Flashes ft. Corey Black
02. Forever You ft. Javeon McCarthy
03. The Beach
04. I Feel It
05. Play It Cool ft. Samantha Lim
06. Shy Light ft. Para One & Teki Latex
08. Feel The Void ft. Para One & Teki Latex
11. Here With You ft. Para One & Teki Latex
12. Lost In Love ft. Javeon McCarthy
13. True Romance
14. One More Day ft. Javeon McCarthy & Julio Bashmore
15. Neon Dreams
Ten City – Superficial People
Tiger & Woods – Gin Nation
Behling – Without You
Alphabet City – Love
Behling & Simpson – UFO
Behling – Eyes Closed
Behling & Simpson – Left Behind
Julio Bashmore ft Javeon McCarthy – Father Father (Behling & Simpson remix)
Carlo – Mr Brown (Elef remix)
Deep Space Orchestra – Riding In My Imaginary Jeep
Henry Oakley – Mellowmarsh (Joe Europe remix)
Trickski – Point 0
El Kid – Le Corbusier
Andre Lodemann – Don’t Panic
Cosmonauts – Disco Biscuit