Archive for April 27, 2010

Dusk + Blackdown Present Margins Music Live – 5-16.06.10 & 11.09.10

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A seismic experience for dubstep fans everywhere as Dusk + Blackdown (aka Dan Frampton and Martin Clark) bring their acclaimed 2008 ‘Margin’s Music’ album to the live arena. Taking unseen London as its inspiration, the album moves around the capital’s edges by night, reflecting the city as it comes alive with sound: raw slang, dialects, clanking trains, sub base waves and rebel radio frequencies. Mixing bass-heavy dubstep, grime and electronica with Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu voices the album creates a unique snapshot of London’s cultural landscape, using sampled sounds and studio production alongside live vocals.

Intensively work-shopped at the Albany in Deptford, the live show will consist of Dusk + Blackdown controlling samples and sequences with Ableton, a specially created band featuring vocals from MC Durrty Goodz and singer Farrah, and musicians covering Indian percussion, and synths. Live versions of the album’s standout tracks will flow with completely new tracks written for the live ensemble and; although this will be an at times intense listening experience; the set will build to club-ready music that’s deep, dark and dancefloor friendly. The show will include a strong visual aspect, referencing old Bollywood films (the sources of Blackdown’s samples), mixed with footage from contemporary London. Guest DJs from the Keysound roster will be in support.

The Margins Music Live tour is supported by Arts Council England

5th June @ The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG / 020 8692 4446 / £12 advance from / Doors 8pm

8th June @ Brighton Dome, 12a Pavilion Buildings, Castle Square, Brighton, BN1 1EE / 01273 709 709 / £TBA / Doors 8pm

11th June @ Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, The Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JZ / 08452 500 500 / £10 / Doors 9pm

16th June @ South Street, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU / 0118 960 6060 / £TBA / Doors 8pm

11th Sept @ Kendal Brewery, Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4HE / 01539 725133/ £TBA / Doors 8pm

Press reaction to ‘Margins Music’:
“Converges grime, dubstep, electronica and the Asian ‘desi’ sounds of the city in eye-poppingly open-minded style.” The Guardian
“One of the most intoxicating exquisite soundworlds you will hear this year.” The Quietus
“Absolutely alive and fluid…dubstep’s most successful long-player to date.” Dusted
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Sound Iration ‘In Dub’

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Released 26th April 2010

“They were among the first producers to pioneer what’s now known as 80’s digi dub, which has become so sought after by today’s dubstep producers Swapping drum machines and synths for real instruments, they created an awesome sound. This is exemplified on this important debut release. I am personally very proud to be involved with this re-release, and to see the Manasseh flag flying strong 20 years later with Nick still at the top of his game!”  YOUTH (Killing Joke)

Released in 1989, Sound Iration ‘In Dub’ spearheaded a new age in homegrown British reggae, continuing a mission started by Nick Manasseh and Steve ‘Scruff’ Guilder which pioneered what became ‘UK steppers’.

For over 20 years Nick Manasseh has been at the heart of London’s roots reggae scene as DJ, producer and radio presenter, seeing the music turn into a worldwide phenomenon during that time. Based in Shepherd’s Bush, Nick had been working up to this album for most of the 80s, starting with launching the custom-built Manasseh Sound System at the 1985 Notting Hill Carnival, which he hit with a mission to play the proper roots reggae which had been neglected since dying down after its late 70s heyday. After making a booming impression there, Manasseh became in demand at blues parties, hooking up with future Young Disciple Femi and KISS FM DJ Norman Jay, who got them spinning at London’s big warehouse parties. In February 1987, Manasseh started a weekly Saturday night radio show on KISS, which continued with great success after the station became legit.

Nick began producing music for sound system dub plates in 1986, hitching up with Scruff, also from the Shepherd’s Bush area and playing bass for legendary West London reggae outfit Night Doctor. The pair released their first single, ‘Seventh Seal’, on Rae Cheddie’s Mystic Red imprint in September 1988. It’s often credited with being the first new wave ‘UK steppers’ dub track. The album which would become Sound Iration ‘In Dub’ was recorded between 1986-88 at a small eight-track studio in Hounslow, West London and released in January, 1989, on WAU! Mr Modo, the new label started by Killing Joke bassist and producer Youth and Dr Alex Paterson, then getting under way with The Orb.

First in a series of reissues drawn from both WAU!‘s roots reggae and house archives, the original album presents eight beautiful excursions into deepest roots in embroidered skeleton dub form. Tracks like ‘New Style’ turned the London take on pure reggae rhythm into a different kind of art form with the new technology coming in, but the album is also a reminder of reggae before it lost much of its richness and spiritual current through digitalisation. The second CD will be of particular interest, featuring seven tracks originally intended for the follow-up plus demos and unreleased mixes for the first album which only ever appeared as one-off dub plates to play on the Manasseh Sound System.  

The reissue of this long feted but much-sought milestone is timely indeed. With the previously unreleased material, it stands as a vital document of a crucial time in the music’s evolution.

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Antoni Maiovvi -‘The Thorns Of Love’

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Released 17th May 2010

Following the release of the highly acclaimed eponymously titled album from emptyset, Caravan Recordings steps into the ravine of heartache to shine a light on Bristol’s underground disco hero Antoni Maiovvi.

The Thorns Of Love’ is a Liebes-Arie to a broken heart. An embrace of Italian drama and euphoric fear. His music exists somewhere between Patrick Cowley’s Hi-NRG epics, Arthur Russell’s melancholic beauty and John Carpenter’s traumatising soundtracks. With ‘The Thorns of Love’ he has produced a deeply personal symphony to a lover lost and the sanctifying power of the dancefloor.

This, Antoni’s third, album takes a unique muscular and cerebral approach to electronic dance music bringing together the Italo love explosion, spine-tingling Euro-horror and the melancholic proto-techno musings of early Model 500 and Shari Vari. Maiovvi takes the helm of this noir-tinged Trojan horse carving out a dancefloor machine with commanding synth-work, operatic drums and mind-bending atmospherics. As the album climaxes and the smoke pours across a crowded room he steps out from the shadows and delivers his final eulogy to 20th Century hedonism, preaching with the unhinged vocals of a coked up Brian Ferry. Love may be the drug but for Maiovvi death can be the only future.

Antoni Maiovvi is a nefarious creature of the night, a figure of twilight opulence and the love child of Evelyn Thomas and Lucio Fulci conceived in the lurid backrooms of the Boccaccio Club. The sweatbox is in his DNA, throbbing analogue circuitry courses through his flesh like rivers of blood and where his heart once lived there is now only yearning for the alchemical marriage of sex, death and technology. From Naples to Frankfurt he has stalked the dancefloors of Europe planning this moment and at last in this compendium of unbridled fist-clenchers his time has come. Now he will stop at nothing to bring his arpeggiated talisman down onto the souls of men, squeezing out that last breath of humanity in a pulsing Dantean dance-macabre.

1. This Is The Beast
2. The Sigh From The Sky Was A Lie Without Doubt
3. Treason
4. Class Dagger
5. Horsehead Blue

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Popular Damage ‘The Royal Fly’ EP

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Released 3rd May

Popular Damage is Mancunian Nadine Raihani and Berlin born and raised Stephan Hengst, brought together by Berlin’s post-rock and indie scene. Firmly rooted in dance, electro and pop, their quest is to perfect the formula for dance-worthy pop music. Their first UK release is the ‘The Royal Fly’ EP.

They have been inundated with remix and support requests – they have completed remixes for The xx (‘Crystalized’), which became the second most popular track on Hype Machine, Digitalism (‘Taken Away’) and Zoot Woman (‘We Won’t Break’). “…fantastically different and really unique” say Digitalism.

It’s not just their remixes which are off the hook. Their shows are also energy-filled; saw-toothed and a pleasure to behold; both rock and electronic arrangements are incorporated into the live sets and instruments are relentlessly swapped mid-song (including guitars, bass, synths, samplers, laptops and live drums).

They have toured with The Rakes, Dúné and The Whip and wooed the industry with a 2009 showcase at SXSW and Berlin Fashion Week.

Popular Damage breaches the chasm between brightly-coloured electro-punk and the huge pop classics. The tracks on ‘The Royal Fly’ are weighty and yet delicate, adorable yet confident, and most importantly, 150% palatable.

1)      Everybody Got Young (Double Dragon Mix)
2)      Everybody Got Young (Original Mix)
3)      Everybody Got Young (Fukkk Off Remix)
4)      Easy Money (Original Mix)
5)      Easy Money (Beatshaker & Blender Remix)
6)      Exclusive (Original Mix)

Popular Damage Assimilation (PDA) Remixes
7)      The xx – ‘Crystalised’
8)      Zoot Woman – ‘We Won’t Break’ |

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Movement Detroit Festival 2010 May 29-31 Line Up

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Movement 2010: Main Stage Headliners

Richie Hawtin presents Plastikman – Live

Inner City – Live

Model 500 – Live

Movement 2010: All Stages

Acid Didj


Anthony “Shake” Shakir



Booka Shade – Live


Chris Liebing

Claude VonStroke

dOP – Live

Dan Bain

Derrick Carter

DJ Dick

DJ Godfather

DJ Hype

DJ Koze

DJ Pierre

DJ Sneak

DJ Torpez

DZ feat. Toophaced


Francesco Tristano – Live

Gabe Real

Greg Gow

Ghostland Observatory – Live

Hudson Mohawke


Ian Desmond – Live

Ida Engberg



Jamie Jones

Jennifer Xerri

Jimmy Edgar, John Ryan and Ian Clark – Live

Jeff Risk

Jenny Lafemme

Joel Mull

John Acquaviva

John Johr

Josh Wink


Kenny Larkin – Live

Kenneth Thomas

Kid Sister – Live

Kirk Degiorgio

Kraak & Smaak

Kyle Hall

Larry Heard

Luke Hess – Live


Mark Ernestus (Rhythm & Sound)

Martin Buttrich – Live

Martinez Brothers


Matthew Hawtin

Michael Mayer


Monty Luke

Mortiz Von Oswald Trio – Live

Motel Connection – Live

Mr. Scruff

Niko Marks – Live

Onur Ozer

Orlando Voorn – Live

Paco Osuna

Patrice Scott

Phat Kat & Guilty Simpson w/ Will Sessions – Live

Pretty Lights – Live



Radio Slave


Rex Sepulveda

Ricardo Villalobos

Rick Wilhite

Rob Hood – Live


Ryan Crosson

Scion – Live

Sean Deason

Secrets – Live

Shawn Michaels


Simian Mobile Disco – DJ Set

Sinistarr w/ MC Teddy & Bombscare

Stacey Pullen



Theo Parish

Woody Mcbride


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Released 26th April 2010

After many years perfecting his craft, Mowgli has committed his finest material to his debut opus, ‘93’. In doing so, he unleashes his distinctive, unconventional take on hip-hop to the UK and the rest of the world. Dark cynicism and poignant social critique crystallizes, implodes and spits cerebral shards in your eyes.

The 23-year-old emcee-artist-poet-social critic has gained attention and acclaim through touring the UK and Europe. Mowgli has been actively involved in many streams of production, from sound art performance to installations and sound design. In collaboration with photographer and graphic designer Luke Bird, all the promo material and artwork for ‘93’ has been produced by Mowgli himself.

The abstract and atmospheric productions by Platitas, Miss Moss, Chris Fader, Jimmy Wahgwan, Fred Fades, among others, form a perfect backdrop for Mowgli to showcase his unique brand of rapid fire delivery, bombarding the listener with a string of thought-provoking images, or “speckles of gold action packed with meaning”. There are also great guest appearances, from the lingering, sublime vocals of Flames Flutterby to the cutting remarks of Jamm Baxter. Mowgli’s layers of ornate lyricism buried in each verse become more apparent with each listen, creating an album with much more longevity than the average hip hop release.


‘Something ‘
‘Back To The Bricks’
‘Six Stages’
‘SS F’
‘Sky Driver’
‘The One’
‘Jazz Pants’
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Boys Noize Releases Transmission EP Today & Announces US Dates+free Tiga remix

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Transmission EP Available April 27th; US Tour Dates In May;
Releases Tiga Remix Online For Free Here

Last Gang Records is pleased to announce the release of a new EP from German electro artist Boys Noize entitled Transmission (available digitally Today).

To celebrate the release they are dropping Tiga’s “Transmission Remix” (an EP track) for free online – get it here
The eight-track EP features remixes from Tiga, Mr. Oizo, James Ruskin, Djedjotronic and more of the title track. “Transmission”first appeared on Boys Noize’s critically acclaimed sophomore effort POWER late last year via Last Gang/Turbo.  In addition to the tracks, iTunes will be offering an exclusive version of the EP featuring the “Transmission” video directed by visual effects artists Seb Caudron & Nabil.
In conjunction with the release, Boys Noize will be hitting select North American dates in the month of May highlighted with an appearance at Seattle’s Sasquach Festival on the 31st. A complete list of NA tour dates is below.
At age 26, Alex Ridha (AKA Boys Noize) has already accomplished more than most: as a teen he DJed alongside Felix Da Housecat and DJ Hell, he then started his own record label and released the influential debut album, Oi Oi Oi, which landed him remixes for Snoop Dogg, Marilyn Manson and Depeche Mode. Today he is a sought after producer, and his work with Kelis, Black Eyes Peas and Gonzales has only added to his decade of experience as one of the world’s most respected DJs.
1.  Transmission
2.  Transmission (Club Remix)
3.  Transmission (Accapella)
4.  Transmission (Mr. Oizo Remix)
5.  Transmission (Djedjotronic Remix)
6.  Transmission (Tiga Remix)
7.  Transmission (Untold Remix)
8.  Transmission (James Ruskin Remix)
Tour Dates:
05/28  Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, QB
05/29  The Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA
05/30  Liquid Pool at Aria, Las Vegas, NV
05/31  Sasquatch Festival, Seattle, WA
06/26  Electric Daisy, Los Angeles, CA
9/04    Electric Zoo Festival, New York, NY

About Last Gang:
Last Gang Entertainment is a recording, management and publishing company founded in 2003 with offices in Los Angeles, London, Toronto and Montreal. In addition to discovering Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles the label has combined successfully with Chromeo, The New Pornographers, K-OS, Boys Noize and Tiga on varied licensing deals. The distributed labels division boasts deals with Turbo Recordings, Tremendous Records and Nelly Furtado’s label, Nelstar Music.

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