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John Digweed is set to release “Live In London” (4xCD) (Bedrock)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 8, 2012 by E.N.


“Live In London” features nearly 5 hours of amazing music across a bumper 4xCD set from John Digweed, recorded live in the mix at the recent Bedrock Anniversary Party at Fire & Lightbox, London. You will hear more than 50 tracks and remixes from some of the world’s best underground producers, including the likes of Simian Mobile Disco, Tiga, Deetron, Gabriel Ananda, Robert Babicz, Max Cooper, Ben Pearce, jozif, Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Luca Bacchetti, Todd Bodine, Pig & Dan, Butch, Paul Ritch, Justin Martin, Catz ‘n Dogz, SIS, Smash TV, Julian Jeweil, Subb-an, Phonogenic, Technasia, Guy J, Heiko Laux & Diego Hostettler and many others. “Live In London” is a flawless journey through some of the most exciting current electronic dance music, all programmed and mixed to perfection, forming the perfect snapshot of one of the best Bedrock events of the year.

The Bedrock Anniversary parties in London are always truly special as it feels like coming home to me. For some reason this party seemed extra special, Fire in Vauxhall is a new venue for us and it has a labyrinth of rooms under the arches which allowed us to feature a line up that most festivals would be happy with! There was definitely a magical vibe in the air when I arrived. I had heard that people had travelled from Russia, America, all over Europe, even New Zealand, to be there. The party was perfect for me, the amazing international crowd created an incredible atmosphere all night long. I love DJing more than ever these days, so to get to play for over 8 hours to an up for it crowd like that, was just pure heaven. This is the first time I have released a 4xCD live mix from one of my gigs and I hope it brings back some great memories for those who were there. If you couldn’t make it, turn the lights down low, turn the volume up loud and I think you’ll understand. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I did playing.” – John Digweed
John Digweed – Live in London
(Bedrock) BEDLDNCD1
4xCD/6×12″ Vinyl/Digital Download
Release 03.12.12

CD1

Eagles & Butterflies – Kolleckt
Sebo & Madmotormiquel, Nayan Soukie – Slow
Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Kontakt – Sieg über die Sonne Remix
Baby Prince ft Lonely C – Nobody – Miguel Campbell Club Mix
Luca Bacchetti – A Night In Nassau
Phonogenic – DesenJumi
Maher Daniel & Nikko Gibler – I’ll Wait For You
Dusky Feat. Janai – It’s Not Enough – jozif Voxatron Remix
jozif – Twilight – Edu Imbernon 96′ Mix
Wiretappeur – Iridescent
Ben Pearce – What I Might Do – Bonar Bradberry Remix
Todd Bodine – Melancholiebe
Simian Mobile Disco – Everyday

CD2

Sebo & Madmotormiquel, Nayan Soukie – Everything Will Change
Stelios Vassiloudis – Coma
Pezzner – Need More
Blamma! Blamma! – Obsidian/Oblivion Feat. FEMME – Deleted Edit
SIS – Miles From Me
Pig & Dan and Olivier Berger – Crazy
Alex Arnout – Serious – Max Chapman Remix
Justin Martin – Butterflies – Catz ‘N Dogz Remix
Jemmy – Quarry Bank – Stelios Vassiloudis Remix
Mohn – Eberplatz 2020 – Jörg Burger Mix
Mohn – Eberplatz 2020 – Wolfgang Voigt Hard Trance AtlanticXS Mix
Miguel Bastida & Florian Kaltstrøm – Behind The Mirror

CD3

Stelios Vassiloudis – What’s That?
Simian Mobile Disco – Unfixed
Igor Bara & Vernon Vicente – Don’t Feel No Way
Julian Jeweill – Zoulou
Nico Lahs – My Side – Daniel Dexter Remix
Stephan Bazbaz – Hurt Me – Mihai Popovicius & Morning Dub
Pig & Dan – Insomnia
Tiga – Pleasure From The Bass (Subb-an Remix)
Phonogenic – Tired Being
DJ Romain ft Hype Hunnets – Luv In The Club – Instrumental
Pig & Dan – Let The Show Begin
Pig & Dan – Natives (Dosem Remix)
Smash TV – Matthew Pervert – Coyu Remix
Quivver – Fakes and Bullshit

CD4

Kernel Key – Out Of Body Experience
Harvey McKay & Saytek – Nothing
Antix – Like Ships In The Night – Jamie Stevens Remix
Max Cooper – Gravity Well – Microtrauma
Doomwork – Dreamland – Supernova Remix
Guy J & Sahar Z – 7.11
Kyodai – Never Know
Robert Babicz – Eastside
Butch – 303 – Paul Ritch Acid Dub Mix
Heiko Laux & Diego Hostettler – Jack Up
Deetron feat. Hercules & Love Affair – Crave – Deetron cRAVE Dub
Gabriel Ananda – Hey Blop – Marcel Janovsky Remix
Guy J – Mish Mash
Hollen – Monitores
Technasia – Bastille Days
Pete Bones – Give That Man A Bell

Listen to John Digweed’s preview mini-mix of CD 1 and CD2 here now, with more exclusive previews to follow: http://tinyurl.com/bwrcmx5

Pre-order your special signed limited edition “Live In London” packages now exclusively at http://www.bedrockmusic.bigcartel.com/

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

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!
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Fran Von Vie – Forbidden Places(DAR026)(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2011 by E.N.

Denis A’s DAR and DARDIGITAL labels are on a creative roll in 2011, having already unleashed a series of stunning tracks and making their mark around the globe with each new release. Following the landmark 25th release on DAR (the ‘Diamond Edition Remixes’ package featuring two stunning reworks of classic Denis A tracks by Bedrock’s legendary Nick Muir) comes another release from one of the label’s most exciting young producers, Fran Von Vie.
Those with an ear for the underground will already be well aware of Fran Von Vie’s stunning remixes of Tech D’s ‘Subway’ (DARDIGITAL004) and Taboo’s ‘Epic Dream’ (DARDIGITAL005), and know that he is a young producer who is tipped for great things. He is always looking for new sounds and structures and doesn’t believe too much in genres, just in making things from the heart, because music is supposed to be felt, not necessarily, to be understood. His magical reworking of ‘Sith’ (DAR024), stripping it back and giving it an uplifting intensity in the final third that lifts it to another level, is a perfect example. Now it is time for Fran Von Vie to shine with his debut single for DAR.
Title track, ‘Forbidden Places’, is an instantly enthralling opener filled with exciting sounds as its subtle hypnotic nature shifts gear with croaking acidic pulses and spooky melodic flourishes with swathes of stand-out-from-the-crowd originality. ‘Sold Feelings’ ups the energy levels with a very catchy whistling melody line as it piles on the pressure and builds effortlessly into a mountainous monster of a track. This is big stuff from a big star of the future.
At the age of 14, Fran Von Vie began to compose music with a 486 PC and he made a lot of beats for international rap artists. At 15 he bought his first Technics 1200s and just a few months later he was playing around his hometown and had his own radio program every Friday for 2 years. At 17, he moved to Barcelona and became a resident DJ in ‘Baraka’, he played at the legendary ‘Apolo’ and helped in the editing process of the ‘ElectronicArtFestival’ DVD.
Gradually he became involved and immersed in more elegant, strong and characteristic sounds of the heavenly dub and progressive rhythms and in the summer of 2010 he started to take a serious interest in producing professional electronic tracks for the dancefloor. He released his first EP ‘Shaman’ on a free net label, and from that first moment he received support from the underground international scene.
Since it was only in the summer of last year that Fran Von Vie started to take a serious interest in producing professional electronic tracks for the dancefloor, his progress shows he is yet another hot talent to watch out for in 2011 and beyond on DAR. On this sort of form, the prospects for this exciting, forward thinking, Russian label are very exciting one indeed!

FRAN VON VIE
FORBIDDEN PLACES
1. Forbidden Places (Original Mix) 10:02
2. Sold Feelings (Original Mix) 10:18
(DAR) DAR026
Made in Russia
Mastered by Robert Babicz
12” Vinyl / Digital
Release: Vinyl 31/10/11 Digital 14/11/11

Denis A – Sith Remixes

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2011 by E.N.

Denis A’s DAR and DARDIGITAL labels are on a creative roll in 2011, having already unleashed a series of stunning tracks and making their mark around the globe with each new release. Now Denis A has commissioned this superb bumper package of remixes of his mighty ‘Sith’ (the original version, an intense percussion led throb monster with a superb breakdown, appeared on DAR016) to highlight the plethora of new talent coming through the DAR ranks. Here are 10 stunning adventures in new electronic dance music.
Denis A – Sith (Minitronix Remix)
In January, 2010 two DJ/producers from Omsk(Russia) – Andrey Labuzov (Andrey SeaMan) and Vladimir Samoylov (DJ Samoylov) combined their efforts in producing electronic music and created a new project – Minitronix – through which they are producing techno influenced music. Their interpretation of ‘Sith’ is a veritable powerhouse of brooding menace with a huge, swirling breakdown and masses of energy.
Denis A – Sith (Madeira Remix)
Madeira (aka German Shahnov) made his DAR debut with ‘Original Sun’ and ‘Radar’ (DARDIGITAL003) in March 2011. His style edges towards a more minimal stripped-back hypnotic take on electronica and this remix is bold and beautifully simple. German Shakhnov, DJ and sound producer, is another rising star of the new Russian electronic music scene. He is the presenter of his own radio show, ‘Mady Mady’, which is broadcast every Thursday on Garage FM based in Moscow.
Denis A – Sith (Dapple Apple Remix)
Dapple Apple is a young DJ and producer from Ukraine. He made his first steps onto the electronic stage in 2006, when his tastes were focused on trance music. But his strong desire for experimentation and love to deep sounding music made him change direction to a more esoteric style. As you can hear here, his music is full of emotion, uplifting harmonics, breathtaking atmospheres and sophisticated cinematic style.
Denis A – Sith (Fran Von Vie Remix)
Those with an ear for the underground will already be well aware of Fran Von Vie’s stunning remixes of Tech D’s ‘Subway’ (DARDIGITAL004) and Taboo’s ‘Epic Dream’ (DARDIGITAL005), and know that this is a producer who is tipped for great things.
He’s always looking for new sounds and structures, doesn’t believe too much in genres, just in making things from the heart, because music is supposed to be felt, not necessarily, to be understood. Here, he works his magic on ‘Sith’, stripping it back and giving it an uplifting intensity in the final third that lifts it to another level.
Denis A – Sith (Spartaque “In Concept” Remix)
Vitaliy Babiy (aka Spartaque) is a Ukrainian DJ/producer. His energy style is full of energy and bounce and his interpretation of ‘Sith’ exhibits a healthy knowledge of dancefloor dynamics, which is probably why he currently occupies third place in the Russian PROMO DJ ratings.
Denis A – Sith (Mango Remix)
Hailed as one of leaders of the modern progressive sound, “Mango” (a.k.a. Alex Golovanov from Russia) is making a name for himself blending emotive melodies with a unique combination of progressive, electro, and tech house sounds. His remix of ‘Sith’ is a perfect uplifting summer melodic beauty. Keep an eye on this guy.
Denis A – Sith (Tesla Remix)
Tesla is another rising star of the Russian electronic scene and his energetic attitude is winning many fans worldwide. Powerhouse progressive house music is the name of the game and Tesla adds vocal snippets and enough twists and turns to make his remix of ‘Sith’ one to remember.
Denis A – Sith (Igor Cold Remix)
Denis A selected Igor Cold’s ‘She’s So Spacey’ to launch the DARDIGITAL label at the start of the year, and this highly talented future star from the Russian scene has now returned with an outstanding remix of ‘Sith’, exhibiting a musical maturity way beyond his years. His grasp of the subtle layering of grooves and melodies shines through in a highly hypnotic way. This is a track that will find favour with all open-eared, electronic music lovers everywhere. Igor Cold is DJ/producer based in South Russia. His live performances embracing atmospheric and meditative techno / tech / progressive house, are gaining him much kudos on the rapidly growing Russian music scene. He also has his own show called “Somebody’s Story” on Proton Radio.
Denis A – Sith (Mays & Partique Remix)
Rusian Mays was born in 1981 in Odessa City, the most beautiful city in Ukraine, and realized from a young age that his destiny lay in DJing and producing electronic music. He has presented his own radio show “The Real Techno Mix” for the past 7 years, and it remains one of the most popular to this day and he is consistently voted at the top of national DJ polls. His techno-influenced music is a fusion of groovy, minimal, electro tech styles and his collaboration with fellow Ukrainian DJ/produver Vladimir Partique is a genre-blurring experiment that will impress.
Denis A – Sith (Salt’n’Sugar Remix)
Salt’n’Sugar is a Ukrainian electronic project founded by DJ/producer Stas Drive, who has linked up with Nikolay Cola. Together, they have made a great contribution to the development of their national progressive and techno scene and have now developed a live show to take their performances to the next level. Their melodic uplifting gently percussive remix of ‘Sith’ is a fitting finale to this bumper package of remixes from the rising stars of the future.

DENIS A
SITH REMIXES EP
(DAR) DAR024
Made in Russia
Mastered by Robert Babicz
12” Vinyl / Digital
Release: Vinyl 18/07/11 Beatport 01/08/11 General 29/08/11
12”Vinyl
01. Denis A – Sith (Minitronix Remix)
02. Denis A – Sith (Madeira Remix)
03. Denis A – Sith (Dapple Apple Remix)
04. Denis A – Sith (Fran Von Vie Remix)
Digital
01. Denis A – Sith (Minitronix Remix)
02. Denis A – Sith (Dapple Apple Remix)
03. Denis A – Sith (Madeira Remix)
04. Denis A – Sith (Fran Von Vie Remix)
05. Denis A – Sith (Spartaque “In Concept” Remix)
06. Denis A – Sith (Mango Remix)
07. Denis A – Sith (Tesla Remix)
08. Denis A – Sith (Igor Cold Remix)
09. Denis A – Sith (Mays & Partique Remix)
10. Denis A – Sith (Salt’n’Sugar Remix)

Further Information:
http://www.darlabel.com
http://www.djdenis.ru

John Digweed – Structures 2 (Blissed Out) at Mixcloud

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2011 by E.N.


John has just uploaded the first of 3 exclusive previews of the brand new Structures 2 album to Mixcloud. For this mix – John Digweed delivers a minimix of CD1 – Blissed Out Electronica.

Check HERE

To pre-order a signed copy of the album visit : http://bedrockmusic.bigcartel.com

John Digweed -Structures Two 3xCD on Bedrock,June 20th

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2011 by E.N.


John Digweed
Structures Two
Bedrock Records
3xCD Complied and Mixed / Limited 12″ Vinyl / Digital Download
CD1 Blissed Out Electronica Mix
CD2 John Digweed Live @ Avalon, Los Angeles
CD3 Unmixed Bedrock Exclusives DJ Friendly
Cat. No. BEDSTRUCTCD2
Release: June 20th 2011

After months of hard work behind the scenes, the highly anticipated second instalment of John Digweed’s Structures is finally here, following on from 2010’s debut, which was met with critical acclaim worldwide and also won the Community Choice Top DJ Mix at the Beatport Music Awards 2011.
Bedrock is synonymous with releasing the highest quality forward-thinking electronic dance music and has enjoyed a highly successful 2011 so far. This new compilation will further cement the label’s reputation around the globe.

Structures Two is a 3xCD collection: CD1 showcases exclusive remixed versions from the Bedrock catalogue in a blissed out electronica mix created by John Digweed. CD2 is a stunning snapshot, capturing the energy of John Digweed DJing at one of USA’s finest clubs, Avalon, Los Angeles. CD3 features exclusive, full-length, DJ-friendly club tracks that showcase the sound of Bedrock in 2011.

CD 1 Blissed Out Electronica Mix
01. Guy J – Easy As Can Be – Tom Middleton Beatless Mix
02. Stelios Vassiloudis – I Burn Like – Ambient Mix
03. Christian Smith & John Selway – Mistral – Ambient Mix
04. Vincenzo & Elon – Yarra Valley – Reprise
05. Quivver – In Your Boat – Reprise
06. Wiretappeur – My Real Name Is – Reprise
07. Guy J – Lamur – AM Mix
08. Ian O’Donovan – Aurora Borealis – Reprise
09. John Digweed & Nick Muir – Bilder – Wiretappeur Reprise
10. King Unique & Anthony Pappa – Vamoosh – King Unique Kosmische Mix
11. King Unique – 2000000 Suns – KU Heat Death Of The Universe Mix
12. King Roc & Dimitri Nakov – Jardin Nights – From Paris & Berlin Mix
13. Robert Babicz – Pink Trees – On The Couch Journey Mix
14. Alan Fitzpatrick – Involve – Ambient Mix
15. Marco Bailey – Beaming – Downbeat Mix
16. Nick Warren – In Search Of Silver – Ambient Mix
17. Suicide Sports Club – Freaky Boy From Outside
18. Bedrock Beautiful Strange – Ambient Mix

CD1 John Digweed delves into the cinematic sound of Bedrock. Having carefully chosen a superb selection of tracks from the Bedrock catalogue and had them remixed and retouched into sublime ambient, after hours and downtempo versions, he’s blended them together to create a sublime, blissed out, electronica mix.
“I’m really happy with the outcome and hope I have created a perfect soundtrack for the long summer days ahead.” – John Digweed
Fittingly, the master of global communication, Tom Middleton, opens the proceedings with his Beatless Mix of one of the understated and atmospheric highlights from Guy J’s current album, Easy As Can Be. He’s injected it with a dose of pure chilled vibes as only he can and it’s the first of 18 amazing blissed out moments on CD1. There can be no denying that Guy J is one of the stand out electronic artists in the world today. A fact showcased further into the mix when his Lamur (AM Mix), with its beatless, soaring heavenly beauty, provides yet another moment to cherish.
As the journey takes shape through the blending of the melancholy violins and intriguing vocals of Stel’s I Burn Like, into the restrained energy of a swirling ambient Mistral courtesy of techno heavyweights Christian Smith and John Selway (the original version was released in the summer 2009 on Bedrock), through to the joyous handclaps of an outstanding hands-in-the-air reprise of former Steve Bug protégé Vincenzo’s current summer anthem Yarra Valley, you cannot fail to notice that John Digweed is thoroughly enjoying himself here. As with his DJ sets on the world’s best dancefloors, week in week out, his tracks selection, timing, ability to build and develop atmospheres seemingly effortlessly and change pace to weave a dialogue through the music, are impeccable.
As the unmistakeable chords of Quivver’s In Your Boat blend immaculately into Wiretappeur (a production partnership between Florian Kruse, Nils Nurnberg and Stel) and the mix spirals ecstatically upwards through Guy J into the stunning uplifting techno of Aurora Borealis (by one Ireland’s fastest rising stars, Ian O’Donovan) without a kick-drum in sight, the endless creative freedom of this blissed out concept is very much apparent.
The Wiretappeur reprise of Digweed & Muir single Bilder signals a plateau period in the mix, with the arrival of Matt Thomas (aka King Unique) and his “cosmic techno” sound, pressing all the right darker, melodic and scary buttons with his beatless versions of Vamoosh and massive single 2000000 Suns, before diving head-first into the bottomless chasm of King Roc & Dimitri Nakov’s Jardin Nights and emerging on a low-slung, head-nodding groove, courtesy of German creative genius Robert Babicz, with his stunning Pink Trees – On The Couch Journey Mix, which morphs seamlessly into the sublime vocal interlude of Involve by techno-meister Alan Fitzpatrick.
The down-tempo groove theme is further explored (maybe unexpectedly if you haven’t heard his recent Dragon Man album), by Belgian techno don Marco Bailey, with his Downbeat Mix of Beaming, leading into an ambient interlude by the masterful Nick Warren, which provides a superb launch pad for the downright-dirty Suicide Sports Club to bring the journey to a fitting conclusion as Freaky Boy From Outside segues into a final end sequence of blissed out ambience with Bedrock’s Beautiful Strange.

CD 2 John Digweed Live from Avalon, Los Angeles
01. King Unique & Anthony Pappa – Vamoosh – King Unique Kosmische Mix
02. Estroe – Driven – Distortion Remix 1
03. H.O.S.H feat. Mistress Barbara – Finally Mine – Gorge Remix
04. Ellen Allien – Searching – Shonky Remix
05. Stephan Bodzin vs Marc Romboy – Telesto – Martin Buttrich Remix
06. Paneoh Feat. Maetrik – Follow
07. Lewis Ryder – Kaffee-Monster – Nathan Coles & David Coker’s Spanish Fly Mix
08. Martin Dawson – What The Fuck
09. Clément Meyer – Piece By Piece – Maetrik Remix
10. Mylo Salté – Soak
11. Maxime Dangles – Santé
12. Timo Maas – Kick 1 Kick 3 – Maetrik’s Sexy Remix
13. Philogresz – Isolated Funk Ensemble – Sarah Goldfarb Remix
14. Tom Hades – Come On
15. Ruede Hagelstein – Emergency – Super Flu’s Gentle Dental Nurse Remix
16. Emmanuel Jal – Kuar – Henrik Schwarz Remix
CD2 “This is a snapshot of a recent live mix at one of America’s best clubs. I’ve got a long established history with LA clubland and love playing there. It was a fantastic night and I think this live mix really captures the energy and emotion from the dancefloor as the party really starts to get going.” – John Digweed
Opening with the eerie tripped-out ambience of King Unique and building quickly through the warm, subtle, but at the same time energetic acidic tones of Dutch female techno star and Melkweg resident, Estroe, the mix connects the dots with the swinging house grooves of H.O.S.H. (aka Hamburg’s Holger Behn) joining forced with Mistress Barbara and the hypnotic Berlin techno of BPitch Control’s veteran star Ellen Allien. As the energy builds effortlessly, more weight and twisted melodic elements are worked into the mix with the arrival of the German production dream team of Bodzin. Romboy and Buttrich, as Telesto primes the dancefloor for the exceptional and huge Follow, courtesy of rising Argentinian star Paneo and featuring Valencia’s uniquely talented Maetrik on vocals, a memorable track for sure.
The beats are razor sharp as Nathan Coles and David Coker stamp their attitude on Lewis Ryder’s energetic Kaffe-Monster, the infectious energy boost building swiftly as Berlin based, Get Physical star, Martin Dawson (King Roc) plateaus out and explodes into What The Fuck. Maetrik makes a swift return to the proceedings on remix duty, as the mix takes a percussive breather with the self-proclaimed defender of ‘spooky house and cursed techno’, Clément Meyer, inserting a little dancefloor darkness with Piece By Piece. Rising French producer Mylo Salté continues the theme with his twisted melodic, percussive, hybrid techno style, before handing the baton to fellow Frenchman, Maxime Dangles, who adds joyous hypnotic, melodic swing and a well-timed hands-in-the-air moment in the middle of Santé.
John Digweed’s impeccable track selection continues with the re-energized underground sound of Timo Maas, as that man Maetrik (on remix duty again) unleashes dancefloor delirium with the sexy French twist of the massive Kick 1 Kick 3. The atmosphere in Avalon begins to boil with the epic breakdown of Isolated Funk Ensemble, before sometime Marco Bailey collaborator,Tom Hades, brings his soaring Come On to the party, lifting the mix to a new level before dropping towards the stupendously huuuuge Super Flu Remix of Ruede Hagelstein’s Emergency, with its ridiculously catchy lyrics and melody. The mix finale comes from award winning Sudanese musician Emmanuel Jal, whose Kuar was originally released on the Innervisions label to raise awareness of the struggle of the people of southern Sudan for independence. A track brimful of politically charged energy, showing that sometimes dance music can have a conscience too.
This totally tuned-in, forward-thinking mix live from Avalon not only features the amazing music of big guns, but also showcases John Digweed’s desire to push forward the rising stars of the future, confirming that he has his finger firmly on the pulse of the electronic dance scene in 2011. It’s a showcase mix that’s hard to beat.

CD 3 Unmixed Bedrock Exclusives
01. John Digweed & Nick Muir – Bilder – King Unique Rebild
02. Inkfish – Detroit
03. Maxime Dangles – Santé
04. Tom Hades – Come On
05. Paneoh Feat. Maetrik – Follow
06. Robert Babicz – Two Colours
07. Oliver Lieb – Parallax
08. Midnight Ramblers – Scarab
09. Dibby Dougherty & David Young – Tiger Forest – Ryan Davis Rework
10. Jimmy Van M Feat. Steve T – We Are Children
CD3 “Being head of A&R at Bedrock Records I’m privileged to get sent so much music on a weekly basis. With this 3rd disc I wanted to showcase the sound of Bedrock in 2011 with these full-length, DJ-friendly, club versions in an unmixed format.” – John Digweed
2011 is already proving to be a fantastic year for music and a great year for the ever-impressive Bedrock Records. For CD3 of Structures Two John Digweed has selected ten brand new, unreleased, exclusive tracks and remixes that showcase the diverse and ever-developing sound of Bedrock, presented in an unmixed DJ-friendly format.
Opening with King Unique’s metronomic beats and acidic overtones soaring ever upwards, pressing all the right melodic buttons, as Matt Thomas remixes Digweed & Muir’s Bilder (the original of which appeared at the end of 2010), the collection swiftly moves into stripped-back, techno influenced territory with the aptly titled Detroit by Stockholm’s Inkfish, showing that the Bedrock musical palette is always broad and open-minded.
Maxime Dangles has grown to be a key new artist in the French electronic music community and creates waves around the globe with his unabashed approach to proper club techno music. Santé (which translates as – Cheers!), with its jittery tech-beats and melodic synth hooks show an artist buzzing with creative intention and is a worthy inclusion. By the time the heavy kick and swirling atmospherics of Come On by sometime Marco Bailey collaborator Tom Hades arrives, there can be no denying that the talent on display on Structures 2 is both exceptional and more varied than some would give the Bedrock label credit for.
The dark, twisted nature of Follow by Argentinian Nicolas Abalos aka Paneoh featuring Valencia’s Maetrik on vocals (a track that works to such great effect on John Digweed’s Avalon mix), is a highlight, as is the quality of Two Colours by production and mastering-meister Robert Babicz. Having released his debut Pink Trees on Bedrock at the end of 2010, here he continues to reveal his talent and skill as one of Europe’s most essential techno producers.
Frankfurt based DJ & producer Oliver Lieb has been in the premier league of electronic producers since the late 90’s and always keeps surprising and amazing people with his extraordinary sounds and diversity of styles. He views music as an endless horizon of expressing himself and refuses to be pigeonholed in one specific genre, an attitude well suited to the Bedrock ethos. His Bedrock debut, the mighty, soaring, Parallax should not be ignored. This is a master at work.
Oliver Lieb is also involved in a co-production capacity, working with Jimmy Van M (who is credited with having helped advance electronic dance music throughout North America since back in the day, opening avenues for John Digweed, amongst others, along the way). Now based in Madrid, Jimmy Van M shows he is a force to be reckoned with in 2011 as he lets the ethereal, uplifting vibes of We Are Children, featuring the distinctive haunting vocals of New York artist Steve T, flow.
High-ranking established artists are always kept firmly on their toes by the new upcoming stars of the future and Structures 2 has not finished yet as it highlights newcomers, Midnight Ramblers, first ever release. The wonky deep-tech beats of Scarab, displays a refreshing, decidedly dub attitude, with snippets of saxophone and vocals. Tiger Forest, produced by Dibby Dougherty (one of Irelands most exciting and ground-breaking new talents) with musical side-kick David Young and reworked by Traum favourite Ryan Davis, fuses melodic trance elements and violins to a minmal groove blueprint, to great effect, showing that John Digweed has his A&R focus on the future when it comes to signing new talent.
Bedrock has got off to an amazing start in 2011 with full-length artist albums from Marco Bailey and Guy J and additional stunning singles from Sian vs Psycatron, Omid 16B, Ian O’Donovan and Vincenzo. Now, Structues 2 is another exceptional forward-thinking chapter in the label’s development.
“I hope you enjoy this album as much as I did compiling and mixing it.” – John Digweed

Further Info:
www.bedrock.uk.net
http://www.johndigweed.com
www.bedrockmusic.bigcartel.com
Exclusive Signed Limited Edition Slipcase copies available to pre-order now at
http://bedrockmusic.bigcartel.com/products

Denis A -Universe part 2 incl.Celestial Rhythm (King Unique Remix)(preview)

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Denis A
UNIVERSE – PART 2
1. Toliman
2. Celestial Rhythm (King Unique Remix)
(DAR) DAR023
Made in Russia
Mastered by Robert Babicz
12” Vinyl / Digital
Release: Vinyl 30/05/11 Beatport 13/06/11 General 11/07/11

Because its hard to keep this one under wraps any longer, here’s your exclusive preview of the highly anticipated ‘Part 2’ of the ‘Universe’ series from Moscow’s Denis A and his DAR label, featuring the dark-edged uplifting, brand new track ‘Toliman’ and a big room monster remix of ‘Celestial Rhythm’ by none-other than the mighty King Unique.

The brooding menace juxtaposed with melodic flourishes on ‘Toliman’ once agin show that Denis A is a producer whose undoubted skills are growing with each and every track he creates. If you haven’t already checked out ‘Universe Part 1’ (DAR022) featuring the energetic percussive intro of ‘Universe’ that builds through lush layers of melody to a grand finale, you are missing out, Denis A’s ability to produce brooding, uplifting music is turning heads worldwide. Here, ‘Toliman’ is another piece in the creative jigsaw.

Bigger than big! Larger than large! King Unique has produced a massive remix of Denis A’s ‘Celestial Rhythm’ (the original version appears on DAR022) in true KU style. Matt Thomas (aka King Unique) returned to centre stage in 2010 with a ‘cosmic techno’ sound pressing all the right melodic & psychedelic buttons and some retro-techno goodness, which found its way into the record boxes and hard-drives of DJs across the board worldwide. He kicked off his tenth year at the forefront of the British house scene with a new direction, walking the fine line that prevails between techno, house and progressive. His mega big room interpretation of ‘Celestial Rhythm’ here is undoubtedly destined for greatness.

Denis A’s ‘Celestial Rhythm’ (which appears on DAR022) takes things deeper and introduces a more melancholy atmosphere with what is becoming an emotionally charged signature by this highly creative Russian producer. Make sure you check out all this magical music from Moscow now!

Check Universe Part 1

Further Information
http://www.djdenis.ru
http://www.darlabel.com

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