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Incubate Festival Presents Johannes Heil – The Main(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on November 26, 2013 by E.N.

Johannes Heil - The MainDeutsch festival Incubate have got together with Cocoon stalwart Johannes Heil, to bring us the new single ‘The Main’. Johannes Heil’s track ‘Die Eigene Achse (‘Your Own Axis’)’, was famous for blowing the roof off at the closing party of Sven Vath’s legendary club The Omen, as Sven dropped it as the night’s closing track. Heil has been releasing Techno ever since, regularly releasing on Sven’s Cocoon imprint, as well as Klang, Tronic and more recently Gregor Tresher’s Break New Soil label.

Incubate Festival launched in 2005, when they set out to provide a display of cutting edge culture and music. Since then they have featured artists on their stages, like; A Guy Called Gerald, Kyle Hall, Emika, DJ Pierre and many other names. The music and culture has ranged widely from Free Jazz to Contemporary Dance, to Underground Electronic Music.

‘The Main’ is a perky uplifting Techno groover. Complemented by smoothened soft synths and high frequency synth fills, the main melody is a cheerful ascending bassline, sure to put a smile on any revellers face. Perfect for the early morning hours, this track has ‘Sunrise’ written all over it. Heil has put his years of experience in the Techno game to good use!

On video production is up and coming video artist Michelle Van Mill, who provides a beautifully shot video, with footage of last year’s Incubate Festival, thoughtfully blended in with scenic footage, that her and Suzanne Van Dongen have put together.

Mount Kimbie -Made To Stray (DJ Koze Remix)(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2013 by E.N.

Mount Kimbie Made To StrayThe DJ Koze remix of Mount Kimbie’s ‘Made to Stray’ appears on the ‘CSFLY Remixes’ EP, released October 28 (29 in North America) on Warp Records.

 

Tracklist

1. You Took Your Time (Kyle Hall Remix)
2. Made To Stray (DJ Koze Remix)
3. You Took Your Time (Lee Gamble Remix)
4. You Took Your Time (Oneman Remix feat. Jeremiah Jae) [Digital only]

 

The limited edition 12″ and digital download are available from

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Blackhall & Bookless -Josies EP (VIT013)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2012 by E.N.

Blackhall & Bookless
 
Label: Vitalik
Released: 2012
Distribution: Word And Sound
Cat no: VIT013
1. Touch
2. Esoj
3. Esoj (Hatikvah Rmx)
4. Esoj (Soulade Rmx)
 

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.

Having met through the passion of house music in their early teens, it didn’t take long before Chris Blackhall and Chris Bookless were delving into the depths of electronic music. After years of local residencies developing a sound beyond there years the duo created their Newcastle based brand. 5 years later Jaunt been responsible for introducing acts such as Kerri Chandler, Ben Klock, Jamie Jones, Julio Bashmore, Kyle Hall, Tobi Neumann and Prosumer to North east dance floors. Over the past 2 years they have taken their party to the capital and are now regularly Djing further afield playing at numerous destinations across the UK and Europe.
Having heard early versions the tracks the duo had written Vitalik matched the pair with an engineer that would complement their classical house sensibilities. Ethyl, currently one of the UK’s most promising young house producers has established himself on labels such as Quintessentials, secretsundaze and Tsuba as a well respected artist that exudes a sophistication in his production ahead of his years. The fruits of this experimental collaboration are two very slick productions, emotively charged classic house cuts executed with clarity of concept.
‘Touch’ kicks off the EP with the familiar sounds of 808 percussion and a bouncing Juno bassline. Washes of metallic pads sink through the mix giving way to the gentle but evocative chords that give the track its trademark haunting quality.
‘Esoj’ takes the bpm down to 115 bpm, the huge bassline and trundling beats give the track an expansive feel, a feeling that is further developed by the stunningly bright chord stabs that elevate the track to its melodic crescendo. Esoj is a refreshing example of how to make uplifting house music without being irreverent or cliché.
German studio boffins Hatikvah are first up to bat in the remixes, many will know them from their output on labels like Soma, Suol, Cadenza, Vakant, Liebe Detail, Buzzin Fly and Morris Audio to name but a few. Hatikvah take things in a slightly different direction, swinging the beats and unleashing a monstrous filtered bassline, the rawness of the huge bass  is contrasted by delicately scattered keys. The final interpretation, a beefed up danceflloor rendition by Vitalik stalwart Suolade completes the package. Taking things up to a house tempo the chunky beats and uncomplicated melodies are simple but effective.

Artwork to replace Martyn when Bloc comes to In:Motion

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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 FiresErol 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.

 

UP-COMING PROGRAMME

 

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 DumpTayo, Fabio, Zed Bias

Saturday 10th December – COCOON: Tiefschwarz Basti, Onur Ozer, Dinky, Guti, Gavin HerlihyDyed Soundorom, Shonky, Tom Rio & Dan WildKyle HallDave Little, Clare James, Matt Owen

 

The full line-ups can now be viewed on www.bristolinmotion.com 

Floating Points Ensemble – Post Suite / Almost In Profile (Ninja Tune, December 6th)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2010 by E.N.

Ninja Tune are very proud to announce that the first record by the hotly tipped Floating Points Ensemble will be released by the label on december 6th. The double-A ten inch single features two tracks by the full Ensemble recorded and mixed at the legendary Abbey Road Studios for the Ninja Tune XX twentieth anniversary celebration.

Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points has been wowing th electronic music world since his self-released debut 7″ single came out early in 2009. Releasing predominantly on Eglo records (which he runs alongside Rinse Fm’s Alexander Nut) as well as Planet Mu and R2, Shepherd’s productions have earned him the support of such luminaries as Theo Parrish, Kyle Hall, Benji B, Ramadanman, Four Tet, Kode 9 and Mary Anne Hobbs. What’s less well known, perhaps, is that Shepherd is also classically trained, an aspect of his character which is allowed full rein when writing, composing and arranging for the Floating Points Ensemble. The 16 piece group led by Shepherd recently won last year’s ‘Best Maida Vale Session’ at Gilles Peterson’s ‘Worldwide Awards’ and this spring spent a week at Abbey Road recording the music contained on this release.

The results are sumptuous and soulful, Fatima Bramme Sey’s voice literally floating above massed strings, percussion and Shepherd’s interventions on Fender Rhodes. A beautiful suite of music which confirms Sam Shepherd’s role as a key player in modern British music.

Floating Points Ensemble – Post Suite / Almost In Profile
(Promo CD/10″) Ninja Tune ZENCDS278P/ZEN10278, 2010-12-06

Tracklisting :
A1. Post Suite
B1. Almost In Profile

Violin: Qian Wu & Charlotte Bonneton
Viola: Matt Kettle
Cello: Magda Pietraszewska
Flute: Renate Sokolovska
Saxophone: James Gardiner-Bateman
Trumpet: Freddie Gavita
Bass/ARP Odyssey: Olly Buxton
Guitar: Billy Adamson
Percussion: Chris Marshall
Drums: Joshua Blackmore
Vocals: Fatima Bramme Sey
Fender Rhodes/Sequential Pro One & Prophet: Sam Shepherd
Written & Arranged by Sam Shepherd

Biography :
Manchester Born, London based 24 year old producer/dj/composer Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points has quickly become one of the most respected and sort after musicians in modern music. Debuting in February 2009 with the limited 7 inch ‘For You/Radiality’ (Eglo records) he has gone on to establish himself as one the forerunners of today’s new dance music movement, earning the respect of his peers and contemporaries such as Theo Parrish, Kyle Hall, Benji B, Ramadanman, Four Tet, Kode 9 and Mary Anne Hobbes. Releasing predominantly on Eglo records (which he runs alongside Rinse Fm’s Alexander Nut) as well as Planet Mu, R2, Ninja Tune and notching up remixes and features for the likes of Domino, Ubiquity, XL, Fabric and Rinse.

The name Floating Points holds just much weight within the Dj world as its does in production, song writing and arrangement. In a short space of time Shepherd has won over crowds around the world with his strictly vinyl club sessions, spanning, house, techno, soul and disco, steadily climbing the ranks of the globes most impressive Dj’s, fuelling an indulgent record habit that regularly leads him on trips to both Chicago and Detroit.

Outside of his studio based productions and crate breaking dj sets Shepherd makes use of his classical music training, writing, composing and arranging for the Floating Points Ensemble. The 16 piece group, led by Shepherd recently won the ‘Best Maida Vale Session’ at Gilles Peterson’s ‘Worldwide Awards’. With big plans for 2011 the future is future is looking bright for Floating Points. When not writing, recording or playing music Sam Shepherd can be found in the laboratories of UCL, where is currently studying a PHD in “The Neuroscience.Of Pain”.

Discography :
For You (7″) / Eglo Records, 2009
J&W Beat / Planet Mu, 2009
Love Me Like This / R2 Records, 2009
Vacuum EP (EP) / Eglo Records, 2009
People’s Potential / Eglo Records, 2010

Remixes:
Bei Bei & Shawn Lee – Make Me Stronger (Floating Points Ensemble Remix) / Ubiquity Records, 2009
Sebastien Tellier – L’Amour Et La Violence / L’Amour Et La Violence… / Lucky Number, 2009
Bonobo – Eyesdown / Ninja Tune, 2010
Basement Jaxx – My Feelings (Floating Points Remix) / XL Recordings, 2010
Four Tet – Sing (Floating Points Remix) / Domino Recording Company Ltd., 2010

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Download:Shed -RA.221 podcast

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2010 by E.N.

The Hard Wax and Ostgut Ton man lays down an energetic, hour-long mix for this week’s RA podcast.

As far as contemporary Berlin-based house and techno producers go, you don’t get much better than René Pawlowitz. When he’s not spending his time behind the counter at the city’s legendary Hard Wax record store, he’s busy conjuring up all manner of material in his studio, taking inspiration from classic Detroit and Berlin techno while infusing elements of hardcore, breakbeat, dubstep and ambient along the way. Although the majority of his output is released under the Shed banner, Pawlowitz has diversified his sound with a number of different pseudonyms. His white label offerings as Wax and EQD have become essential selections for fans of rugged Teutonic techno, while he’s also turned his hand to 140bpm bass music with his work as The Panamax Project.

Although René has garnered a reputation for his prolific and consistent approach club-oriented 12-inch singles, he’s also proved his mettle when it comes to creating larger bodies of work. His debut album came in at the #1 spot in our top albums of 2008, with RA’s Will Lynch championing its “lustrous aesthetic, oblique rhythms and coherent diversity,” so seeing as his sophomore full-length—entitled The Traveller—is due to hit the shops later this month, so we thought that it’d be the ideal time to let Pawlowitz demonstrate his idiosyncratic vision of how techno should be.(more at RA)

Download:Shed -RA.221 podcast
Low Density Matter – Blue Steel [Keysound]
Becoming Real – Fast Motion (DVA’s Hi Emotions Remix) [Ramp]
Cosmin TRG – See Other People (Falty DL Remix) [Rushhour]
Delphic – Doubt (Kyle Hall Remix)
Duncan Powell – Pushin’ (Falty DL Remix) [2nd Drop]
Andrea – Got To Forget [Daphne]
T++ – Cropped [Honest Jon's]
Cosmin TRG – Béton Brut [Hemlock]
Screed – Side [Synthetic Catalogue]
Robert Hood – Towns That Disappeared Completely [M Plant]
Jason Fine – Many To Many (Ben Klock Remix) [Kontra]
Rok & Jonzon – Sequential Polka [International Gigolo]
Silent Phase – Fire (Rewired Mix) [R&S]
Eliphino – Let Me Love You Forever [Brownswood]
Sepalcure – Love Pressure [Hotflush]

Kyle Hall – Sun Goddes ep (preview)

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


Following releases on Third Ear, Hyperdub, & Moods & Grooves, Kyle Hall, drops another meaty chunk of Detroit house on his own label

1. Solar Funk
2. Dancen With A Sun Goddess

Preorder at Clone or RushHour

Brackles -Songs For Endless Cities vol.1 (August 31st)(!K7/Cool In The Pool)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2010 by E.N.


Brackles has been selected to compile the inaugural mix for !K7′s new Songs For Endless Cities series.

The Blunted Robots co-founder’s efforts will mark the first release on !K7 offshoot Cool In The Pool, which has been specially created to house the mixes. According to the guys at !K7, Cool In The Pool will focus on “the new generation of DJs and producers who have a fresh and individual take on an ever evolving electronic scene,” allowing the label to devote attention to the modern takes on dubstep, UK funky and instrumental hip-hop.

The 24-year old Londoner is well known for his DJing prowess in his home city, and this is certainly apparent when listening to the smooth blends that he executes throughout the mix. Although it features some of the biggest tracks of the past 18 months from producers such as Floating Points, Zomby, Deadboy, Cooly G, Kyle Hall and Dorian Concept, Brackles has been keen to balance this out with a fresher selection of tunes. “The newer artists I’ve picked I think will go on to be sitting in the same bracket as those big artists at some point,” he explains. “Funkineven already has some great releases and I reckon the Breach tune on the mix is gonna be one of the biggest of 2010.”

Tracklist
01. Flying Lotus – My Chippy
02. Floating Points – Peoples Potential
03. Zomby – Tarantula
04. Roska – I Need Love feat. Anesha
05. Brackles – Blo
06. Martin Kemp – No Charisma
07. Kyle Hall – Luv for KMFH
08. Cooly G – Love Dub Refix
09. DJ Dom – Sunshowers
10. DJ Mystery – Speechless feat. Natalie K
11. Hypno – Over The Top
12. Rishi Romero – African Forest
13. Breach – Fatherless
14. Deadboy – If You Want Me
15. 2562 – Dinosaur
16. Dorian Concept – Trilingual Dance Sexperience
17. Funkineven – Must Move

!K7/Cool In The Pool will release Brackles’ Songs For Endless Cities on August 31st, 2010.

(RA)

(download) Kyle Hall -XLR8R podcast 142

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

When people talk about The New Detroit, it’s a safe bet that 18-year-old producer and DJ Kyle Hall is going to be a major part of the conversation. Born into a musical family, Hall grew up in the same Motor City neighborhood as techno legends like Robert Hood, Kelli Hand, and Anthony “Shake” Shakir, was later mentored by guys like Mike Huckaby, and now sits at the forefront of his hometown’s next generation. He’s already dropped releases on high-quality labels like FXHE and Hyperdub, and also helms his own imprint, Wild Oats. Not bad for a kid who’s not even old enough to drink yet. Fresh off some tour dates in Asia and prior to his latest European jaunt, we pinned Hall down long enough to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. Combining masters of the craft with similarly fresh-faced new artists, the mix makes clear that with folks like Kyle Hall taking the reins, the future of Detroit is in good hands.

download Kyle Hall  -XLR8R podcast 142

01 Hakim Murphy “The Artificial Tsunami” (Machining Dreams)
02 Scott Grooves “Afro Riddum (Modified Suede)
03 Drexciya “REFF Rhythms” (Submerge)
04 Fatima “On the Go” (Eglo)
05 Kyle Hall “Must See” (Third Ear)
06 Theo Parrish “White Label SS40″ (Sound Signature)
07 Karizma “Jill Scott, Just Want to Be Loved” (K2 Edits)
08 Marcel Fengler “Yaki” (Ostgut Ton)
09 Alex Omar Smith “Simple Than Sorry (Phaser Mix)” (FXHE)
10 Kaidi Tatham “Do What You Gotta Do” (Freedom School)
11 Chez & Trent “All About You”
12 Jimmy Edgar “Hush (Kyle Hall’s Metro Retro Mix)” (Glass Table)
13 Schmoov “Playground” (DIY Disc)
14 Hanna “About You” (Separe)
15 BSMNT City Anymle Kontrol “The Perfekt Sin” (Wild Oats)

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Kyle Hall -The Water Is Fine EP (Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2010 by E.N.

 

Kyle Hall is in the full spotlight this spring with releases on Hyperdub, 3rd Ear, remixes on Clone and Warp. And also Moods and Grooves has an exciting release from Kyle too with some fresh early works! Three phat grooving track track each with its own exquisite quality and soulfulness. Create Your Own is a beautiful deep uplifting tune with lush pad arrangements and warm bassline that is ingeniously layered over though provoking shifting percussive rhythms, while tomorrow Is the Day is sure to smash the dance floor with is driving four to the floor house groove and crazy synth line – definitely a must have for all house heads! Finally, One Ribbon is a physiological, spiritual piece which is hypnotic to the soul and sure to become another deep house classic from Moods & Grooves.

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