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Pangaea – Release (from FABRIC LIVE 67: BEN UFO)(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2012 by E.N.

FABRICLIVE 67-BEN-UFO-PACKSHOT
artist: Ben UFO
release: FABRICLIVE 67
label: Fabric Records
date: 21.1.2013 (USA: 12.2.2013)
More Info HERE

Pearson Sound – Clutch (from FABRIC LIVE 67: BEN UFO)(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2012 by E.N.

FABRICLIVE 67-BEN-UFO-PACKSHOT

artist: Ben UFO
release: FABRICLIVE 67
label: Fabric Records
date: 21.1.2013 (USA: 12.2.2013)
More Info HERE

Ben UFO mixes FABRICLIVE 67

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2012 by E.N.

In a world where illegal downloads, cracked software and sync buttons are helping to create swarms of young DJs with bottomless libraries of digital music they’re vaguely familiar with, you might question the role and relevance of the specialist DJ in today’s musical landscape. Not everyone possesses the talent, care and breadth of taste required to project their personality through other people’s records, or to create narratives which transcend dancefloors; Ben UFO is someone who does. Over the years Ben has increased in confidence and proficiency, and in devoting himself to highlighting the shared characteristics between and beyond 2-step garage, dubstep, classic house and techno, he has learned to expertly navigate and bridge tempos and genres in as natural a fashion as possible, allowing tracks from disparate areas to co-exist and function comfortably alongside one another to form a unique and well-defined aesthetic.

Moving to Leeds to study in 2004, Ben applied for a show on student radio but was declined a slot – a setback which he identifies as setting him on his path towards establishing Hessle Audio as a record label and DJing in club environments. As a result he pitched for a show on SubFM alongside David Kennedy (Pearson Sound) and Kevin McAuley (Pangaea), naming the show after the club night he and Kevin had started with several of their friends (Ruffage) in order to promote dubstep in Leeds, at a time when the genre had very little representation outside of London and Bristol. The radio show ran for three years, at which point they were offered a regular slot on RinseFM, where they continue to broadcast twice a month.

In 2007, after finishing university, the three friends started Hessle Audio. The label was formed with the idea of providing a platform for the release of Pangaea and Pearson Sound’s own records, but its scope quickly expanded, resulting in the release of genre-defying records by Objekt, Untold, Cosmin TRG, James Blake, Blawan and more. In May 2009 they started their residency at Fabric, which has been ongoing ever since. The club night reflects what they do as a record label and as DJs, showcasing expansive, varied lineups and drawing connections between artists as diverse as Kassem Mosse, Kode 9, Livity Sound and Randall.

“A release like this seems like a good opportunity to contextualise music for people at a time where information is spread pretty chaotically, and this mix is hopefully a good representation of how the music we release relates to the music we play in clubs.” Ben UFO

The primary purpose of this FABRICLIVE release is to represent exactly what Ben does as a DJ, and to give him the opportunity to showcase the different aspects of the music that he stands for. Accordingly, it is not a straightforward mix of house, bass music or techno; neither is it filled with exclusives or unreleased material. It is an indicator of where we are at and where we have come from, and a statement of intent. It is a considered and highly textured mix consisting of 28 tracks and traversing multiple styles.

Emerging from the moody introversion of Mix Mup’s “Before (Dub),” the mix starts in earnest with an aggressively distorted cut from Delroy Edwards, which bleeds into the off-kilter rhythms and sub-bass intensity of an exclusive from Pev & Kowton. From there we’re thrown into the bizarre future-tribal world of DJ Sotofett remixing Tim ‘Love’ Lee’s “The Tortoise” and onwards through tracks and decades, as Chicago Skyway’s “It’s OK” combines with K-Hand, Fluxion, Jam City, Pearson Sound and Mr. Fingers. There are truly inspired transitions here: the acid tones of “Zug Island” by Kyle Hall & Kero drip languidly over Shackleton vs Kasai Allstars’ “Mukuba Special”; the shattered percussion of A Made Up Sound’s “Malfunction” is pulled into line by the loop-driven techno of Grain’s “Untitled”; the dissonant bassline drone of Pangaea’s “Release” swallows up and consumes whole the kick-drum barrage which defines Blawan’s “And Both His Sons.”

With Hessle Audio releases represented heavily alongside labels such as L.I.E.S., Hinge Finger, Night Slugs, Hemlock and Eglo, there are clear indications of a tightly-knit community working collectively to push things forward. Ben is central to this movement, and with this mix he manages to communicate not just who he is and what he does, but ultimately where we are at.

artist: Ben UFO
release: FABRICLIVE 67
label: Fabric Records
date: 21.1.2013 (USA: 12.2.2013)
order: http://bit.ly/TRf7ox

1. Mix Mup – Dub [Mikrodisko]
2. Delroy Edwards – Feelings [L.I.E.S.]
3. Pev & Kowton – Raw Code [unreleased]
4. Tim ‘Love’ Lee – The Tortoise (Sex Tags Mania NYC Mix) [Tummy Touch]
5. Elgato – Zone [Hessle Audio]
6. Gesloten Cirkel – Twisted Balloon [Murder Capital]
7. Chicago Skyway – It’s OK [Eargasmic]
8. K Hand – Project 5 (Untitled B1) [Acacia]
9. Fluxion – Pendoulous [Chain Reaction]
10. Minimal Man – Consexual [Guerilla]
11. Jam City – Club Thanz [Night Slugs]
12. Herbert – Take Me Back [Accidental]
13. Lowtec – Looser [Nonplus]
14. Pearson Sound – Clutch [Hessle Audio]
15. Mr. Fingers – I’m Strong (Instrumental) [Alleviated]
16. Shackleton vs Kasai Allstars – Mukuba Special [Crammed]
17. Kyle Hall and Kero – Zug Island [Wild Oats]
18. Circuit Breaker – Ping [Plus 8]
19. Osborne – Bout Ready to Jak (Shake Remix) [Spectral Sound]
20. Juniper – Jovian Planet [Ominira]
21. A Made Up Sound – Malfunction (Despair) [50WEAPONS]
22. Grain – Untitled [FatCat]
23. Bandshell – Perc [Liberation Technologies]
24. Blawan – And Both His Sons [Hinge Finger]
25. Pangaea – Release [Hessle Audio]
26. Joe – Studio Power On [Hemlock]
27. Floating Points – Danger (Locked Groove) [Eglo]
28. Grown Folk x Main Attrakionz – I.C.E. (Kuedo Remix) [Templar Sound]

FABRICLIVE 67 will be launched at Fabric on Friday 11th January, with Ben UFO, Pearson Sound, Pangaea, Optimo, MMM (Live), Call Super and more.

Diskotopia Various Artists Volume One (Diskotopia)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2011 by E.N.

V/A
‘DISKOTOPIA VARIOUS ARTISTS VOLUME ONE’
(DISKOTOPIA)

Released date: 6th February 2012
Format: CD / Digital

Coming at the start of a second year of releases, ‘Diskotopia Various Artists Volume One’ is a showcase of the Diskotopia sound.

The label has been grouped together with labels like Night Slugs, Numbers, Hessle Audio, but Diskotopia take a more borderless approach to electronic dance music. Not just for the club, but also made to be appreciated in any setting, the artists represented on this compilation reference a variety of styles from house, techno, UK garage, post-rock, boogie, R&B, grime and even jazz. Although standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the most current and cutting-edge music around, the Diskotopia output has a strong sense of timelessness, meaning that as well as being very “now”, the sound has a longer shelf-life. The label has rapidly been gaining great support and high praise from likes of Addison Groove, Hyetal, Om Unit, Rinse FM, Boomkat, XLR8R, Fact, Numbers.

Set up by UK ex-pat Matt Lyne (A Taut Line) and Japanese female DJ Am Rhein in Osaka in 2005 as a DJ and visual collective, Diskotopia ran frequent events for four years before moving to Tokyo in 2009. BD1982 joined the crew in late 2010, and helped evolve it into a record label. The ethic behind the label comes directly from the premise of the Diskotopia events: a barrier-free approach to quality music. In 2011 Diskotopia released singles and EPs by A Taut Line, Hong Kong In The 60s, BD1982, Visionist, Greeen Linez and Slackk. Diskotopia remixers have included Optimum + Ikonika (Planet Mu, Hyperdub, Night Slugs), Starkey (Ninja Tune, Planet Mu), 80s legendary post-punk act Dominatrix, Royalty, BNJMN (Rush Hour), Photomachine, Murlo, Pacheko.

Tracklisting:
01) BD1982 – Sunshine
02) Visionist – Tropics
03) Savage – I Want It All (BD1982 Refix)
04) RLP – Kreep
05) Optimum – Ghost House
06) Shy One – 40,000
07) A Taut Line – Clouds At Night
08) Hong Kong in the 60s – You Can Take A Heart (Diskotopia Dub)
09) Awa – She Sea
10) Greeen Linez – Sallot Ski
11) Bun / Fumitake Tamura – Ri
12) LDFD – Wumpa Fruit
13) DJ Maar – Acid Clapperz (Diskotopia Dub)
14) Greeen Linez – Feel The Pressure (The Phantom Remix)
15) Lamin Fofana – Nia Long
16) 80kidz – Miss Mars (Diskotopia Dub)
17) Greeen Linez – Feel The Pressure (Nites Remix)
18) BD1982 – VHS Nite (Starkey Remix)

http://diskotopia.com

Download:Kingdom XLR8R podcast 188

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2011 by E.N.

Even in the increasingly crowded world of bass music, Kingdom is an artist without many real peers. Sure, he’s one of the leading members of the London-based Night Slugs cadre, but this American DJ and producer—who has also released music on the Fool’s Gold imprint—sports a diverse sound arsenal that relies heavily on three things: unusual bass permutations, inventive drum patterns, and, perhaps most importantly, an unabashed love of hip-hop and R&B. All of those elements play major roles in this exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series, a DJ session that happens to include a whole lot of unreleased Kingdom material. It all comes as the one-time Brooklyn artist—who now splits time between New York and Los Angeles—prepares to head out on a sizable North American tour, a trek that includes multiple gigs at SXSW, stops on both coasts, and some Canadian dates with Night Slugs bretheren Bok Bok and Girl Unit. If his DJ sets on the road resemble this podcast in the least, Kingdom is going to leave a lot of happy dancefloor revelers in his wake.

Download:Kingdom XLR8R podcast 188

01 Jacques Greene “Tell Me (Kingdom Edit)” (LuckyMe)
02 Kingdom “SFX”
03 Kingdom “Los Poderes (Edit ft. Floetry)” (Dutty Artz)
04 Kingdom “Stalker Ha” (Night Slugs)
05 Kingdom “Uptown Buck” (Scion/Trouble&Bass)
06 Jam City “Aqua Box” (Night Slugs)
07 Katy B “Lights On (Girl Unit Remix)” (Rinse)
08 Kingdom “Okay To Dance” (Fool’s Gold)
09 MikeQ & Angel X “Let It All Out 2011″ (Qween Beat)
10 Nguzunguzu “Timesup” (Fade to Mind)
11 Kingdom “Stadium Pass” (Enchufada)
12 Bok Bok “Silo Pass” (Night Slugs)
13 DJ Cabos x Kingdom “Snapduro + Appetite Edit”
14 Kid Ink “Keep It Rollin”
15 Kingdom “If You Buck”
16 Win Win “Interleave (Kingdom Remix)” (Vice)
17 Total Freedom “YB Voice Song”
18 DJ Exota Vs. DJ Vali “Pu**yf**ker (Kingdom Edit)” (Unreleased)
19 Jim Jones / Automatik “Go Cinderella (Kingdom Edit)” (Diplomats)
20 Ciara x Girl Unit “Ride + Every Time (Kingdom Blend)” (Night Slugs)

North American Tour Dates
3.10 Beauty Bar (Chicago, IL)
3.11 Wrongbar w/ Bok Bok + Girl Unit (Toronto, Canada)
3.12 Club Infinity @ Drom (New York, NY)
3.13 Fortune Sound Club w/ Bok Bok + Girl Unit (Vancouver, Canada)
3.16 SXSW @ Icee Hot vs. TURRBOTAX® @ Frank w/ Rem Koolhaus, Egyptrixx, Brenmar, Ghosts on Tape, Redinho, Deadboy, Jackmaster (Austin, TX)
3.17 SXSW @ Big Freedia Party @ Loft 718 w/ Dream Boat Crusaderz, Disco Tits, Traffique, Mos Jeff, ELVIS, Stanley Roy (Fantasy), No Mas Bodas, Lady Business, Zuzuka, Shyvonne, Fndonmntl, Hunx and His Punx + DJ Dirty Fingers (Austin, TX)
3.18 SXSW @ Fader Fort w/ Brenmar (Austin, TX)
3.18 SXSW @ Fool’s Gold Party @ Beauty Bar w/ Donnis, Party Supplies, A-Trak, Suzan, Telephoned, Nick Catchdubs + Cubic Zirconia (Austin, TX)
3.19 The Public Works w/ Falty DL (San Francisco, CA)
3.26 Ultra Music Festival @ Fool’s Gold Party @ Grand Central (Miami, FL)

http://www.xlr8r.com

Download:Ikonika -FACT mix 206

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2010 by E.N.

The London artist will shortly bring to an end the busiest year to date of her musical career, a year that saw her release her debut album Contact, Love, Want, Have on Hyperdub, deliver a string of remixes for labels like Planet Mu, Night Slugs, Thisisnotanexit and LuckyMe, constantly tour and, last but not least, start up Hum & Buzz, the record label she runs with Optimum.

Download:Ikonika -FACT mix 206

Tracklist:
1. Ikonika – Rope (Hum+Buzz)
2. Don Morris – In Da Groove (Bok Bok Remix) (Deep Teknologi)
3. Martyn – Shook Up (3024)
4. Ikonika – Off Mode (Hum+Buzz)
5. Karizma – The Damn Dub (R2)
6. Ikonika – Dance There & Back
7. Egyptrixx – Liberation Front (Night Slugs)
8. Distal – Feed Me
9. Ikonika – Fleas
10. Optimum – Light Year (Hum+Buzz)
11. Terror Danjah feat. Baby Face Jay – Breaking Bad (Hyperdub)
12. Ikonika – They Didn’t Bury You Deep Enough (The Last Of The Bleeps)
13. Girl Unit – I.R.L (Bok Bok Remix) (Night Slugs)
14. Optimum – Max Power (Planet Mu)
15. Nu Design – Subsonicfreedomskyank
16. Africa Hitech – 93 Million Miles (Warp)
17. Dro Carey – Candy Red (Hum+Buzz)

http://www.factmag.com

Egyptrixx debut artist album“Bible Eyes” February 9 on Night Slugs+ Free single and video

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2010 by E.N.

Egyptrixx readies debut artist CD “Bible Eyes”

Download: XLR8R premiere’s Egyptrixx track “Chrysalis Records (feat Trust)”

EGYPTRIXX
“BIBLE EYES”
February 9, 2011
Label: Night Slugs

While it might sound a bit premature and boastful, we’re confident that Egyptrixx’ debut CD Bible Eyes will end up amongst the top electronic music releases of 2011. Those in the underground are already familiar with Egyptrixx through the praise garnered from heavyweight DJ’s, including Sinden, Mary Ann Hobbs and Drop the Lime and influential publications such as The Fader, Xlr8r and The Wire magazine. Recorded over three months during the summer of 2010, Bible Eyes is a complete work that manages to bring different sounds and styles together in a seamless manner. It could very well be the Music Has The Right To Children or Untrue of 2011.

The work of classically trained pianist and Toronto native, David Psutka, Bible Eyes is celestial club music; jeep music for a Saturn desert. There is an exhilarating right-but-wrong tension that all of Egyptrixx’ tracks share – a shifting balance between melodic and dissonant, rapturous and antisocial. His releases challenge the status quo and impress with a unique style informed by elements of techno, house, dubstep and pop music.

Opening track “Start From The Beginning” drones in waves over white washed atmospheres and gentle piano stabs; a perfect lead into the bloopy house cycles of the title track. Lead single “Chrysalis Records (feat Trust)” bleeds into experimental pop and is matched perfectly with the vocals of Maya from the Canadian band Trust. Another series of shifts takes this journey into the minimal techno realm on “Liberation Front” and then psychedelic (and gorgeous) downtempo broken beat on the irresistible “Naples” and the trippy “Rooks Theme.” Melodic techno’s back in the picture on “Recital (A Version)” before Trust’s other singer (Rob) lends his vocals to the spacey gothic pop of “Fuji Cub (feat Trust).” The electronic bass breaks of “Barely” and the jagged and pulsating “Recital (B version)” provide the final chapters in Egyptrixx’ Bible Eyes.

Egyptrixx tours around the world offering fans a live interpretation of his original music. Built around Ableton Live, APC 40 MIDI Controller, Korg Kaoss Pad and microKorg virtual analog synthesizer/vocoder, Egyptrixx breaks down his original tracks and resequences the music live and on the fly. This ensures that each set will be different and open for interpretation to suit each crowd and his own feelings. Look out for live dates throughout 2011.

Egyptrixx
“Bible Eyes”
Tracklisting

1 – “Start From The Beginning”
2 – “Bible Eyes”
3 – “Chrysalis Records (feat. Trust)”
4 – “Liberation Front”
5 – “Naples”
6 – “Rooks Theme”
7 – “Recital (A Version)”
8 – “Fuji Club (feat. Trust)”
9 – “Barely”
10 – “Recital (B Version)”

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