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Guy Andrews – The Wait / Hands In Mine (HFT022)(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2012 by E.N.

Following last year’s triumphant debut on Untold’s imprint Hemlock, Brighton based producer Guy Andrews is back with his first 12″ for Hotflush Recordings. A superb followup to his 2011 auditory missive, The Wait / Hands in Mine merges percussive elements with heavy basslines resulting in two dark dancefloor cuts.
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Guy Andrews – The Wait / Hands In Mine

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2012 by E.N.

Following last year’s triumphant debut on Untold’s imprint Hemlock, Brighton based producer Guy Andrews is back with his first 12″ for Hotflush Recordings. A superb followup to his 2011 auditory missive, The Wait / Hands in Mine merges percussive elements with heavy basslines resulting in two dark dancefloor cuts.

Side A is a bass-driven afrobeat stepper, while on the flip, Andrews shows off his ability to manipulate genres by using a deep bass kick and frenzied rhythmic percussion to dial up an atmospheric tune.

With recent acclaim from XLR8R, Resident Advisor and Truants along with DJ and radio support from the likes of Benji B, L-Vis 1990, Brackles, Sound Pellegrino, Shortstuff, Benjamin Damage and Throwing Snow, Guy Andrews is on the rise. Lookout for another 12″ via Hotflush this Fall.

Release date: May 28th 2012

Champion – Lighter EP- Formula Records – FRM001

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2011 by E.N.


Artist: Champion
Title: Lighter EP
Label: Formula Records
Release Date: 5th September (Vinyl) & 12th September (Digital)
Catalogue Number: FRM001

Tracklisting

1. Lighter
2. Lighter VIP
3. Bongoshot

After much anticipation one of UK funky’s brightest stars, Champion, finally drops his deadly Lighter EP as the inaugural release on his new imprint, Formula Records.

Sitting somewhere in between Lil’ Silva, Roska and Cooly G Champion has got the undiluted UK Funky sound down to perfection. He’s already been marked as one to watch by Fact Magazine and Champion is growing as a producer with each release. The Lighter EP exemplifies the style and sound that has got him the admiration and plaudits from DJ’s across the board – raw, rugged and rhythmic in abundance.

Lead single Lighter showcases his seductive percussion techniques with stripped back drums setting the stage early on and an audacious bass melody that is aggressive but playful at the same time.

Bongoshot sees Champions play with more futuristic synths but the syncopated drum pattern and arpeggiated bass that accompanies it brings it right up to the present day sound of the UK underground.

Off the back of the infectious Motherboard EP on Terror Danjah’s Hardrive label earlier this year the Lighter EP has proven longevity given the fact that it has been played constantly by the likes of Kode 9, Benji B, Bok Bok, Roska and Oneman for the past 18 months yet its release is still highly sought after.

To get a taster of the Champion sound in a club then look no further than the audio from the recent Butterz & Hardrive extravaganza at Cable from a few weeks back which contains a barrage of his productions both old and new.

www.formularecords.com

Download : BNJMN -Flash Flood

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

As you already know from HERE,Svetlana Industries will release tomorrow brand new ep from BNJMN,to get you in the mood,we have a bonus track,some fresh Flash Flood for you as a free download,Eat Now HERE
Dont miss EP from BNJMN ,incl.remixes from Lukid and Kelpe
Listen/More HERE

Preorder HERE

SVET004: 141 by BNJMN (preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2011 by E.N.

The Belgrade, Serbia based label Svetlana Industries today announced it will release it’s fourth recording on 13th June.

The record comes from BNJMN, the techno alias of enigmatic British producer Ben Thomas. As Jackhigh he released an astonishing collaboration Tropics EP with Teebs on Svetlana last year, attracting praise from figures as diverse as Hudson Mohawke and Falty DL. He followed that up with a totally different but equally acclaimed album as BNJMN for cult Dutch label Rush Hour earlier this year, which won him a new audience in techno circles, with plays and pladits from figures such as Benji B, Surgeon and Laurent Garnier.

The EP boasts four original tracks that build on BNJMN’s organic techno sound and take it in a new direction, absorbing influences from 2step and garage and the bass production of Burial, and combining it with very Detroit and Drexciyan aquatic sounds, all with Ben’s distinctive nostalgic melodies, filtered through a misty lo-fi haze.
These tracks are complemented by two remixes: Lukid’s extraordinary remix has been described as “looking out of a café window through the rain to an empty beach”, while Kelpe’s remix reveals a new aggressive edge and deep sense of foreboding to his sound.

There’s also a stunning video to accompany the Lukid remix of One Sea produced by new Svetlana signing Devon Hansen. The piece works as much as a piece of modern art as it does a promo, and a public screening is planned.

BNJMN – One Sea (Lukid Remix)

    FORTHCOMING ON SVETLANASVET005: NIGHTWAVE – THE FEEL EP (Vinyl 27th June 2011, Digital 11th July 2011)
    SVET006: POLYKLINIK – + EP
    SVET007: 1000NAMES – MACHINE CITY EPSVET008: BREY – BREY

    http://www.svetlanaindustries.com/

Africa Hitech – 93 Million Miles (STREAM)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2011 by E.N.


Mark Pritchard + Steve Spacek – new album released on Warp Records 8th/9th May 2011. …MORE INFO

Africa Hitech – 93 Million Miles (Album Sampler Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2011 by E.N.


’93 Million Miles’ is out May 9th on Warp Records …More

Teeth – Shawty/Shawty (FaltyDL Remix Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2011 by E.N.

Teeth comes with ‘Shawty’ for his debut 12” release on 502 Recordings, a hot melting pot of underground dance influences from jungle, techno and 2 step garage to dubstep and beyond. FaltyDL deals with a future blues mix on the flip/ Original mix has support from Benji B on Radio 1, Ben UFO, Oneman, Braiden, Seb Chew, Pearson Sound and loads more..

FabricLive 57: Jackmaster full details(release date,tracklist,cover…)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2011 by E.N.

In a day and age when all DJs seem to also be producers, actors, singers, or pretty much anything that doesn’t actually involve putting a needle to a record, it’s nice to know that guys like Jackmaster still exist. A genuine home-grown hero, Jack Revill’s rise to fame is about as storybook perfect as is possible. A chance hearing of Model 500’s ‘The Chase’ whilst mopping floors in Glasgow’s legendary Rub-A-Dub record shop opened his eyes to the possibilities of electronic music outside of the chart house he was listening to. Recruiting like-minded friends, he got involved in the city’s vibrant club scene eventually starting the long running Numbers night. Taking their cue from the irreverent selections of the legendary Club 69, the crew went on to form the Wireblock, Dress 2 Sweat and Stuff Records’ imprints, releasing tracks from the likes of Hudson Mohawke and Rustie. As their popularity started snowballing, they made the decision last year to combine forces across the Glasgow scene and form the Numbers collective which has steadily been shaping its post-dubstep sound with a number of landmark releases as well as amassing column inches. Jackmaster has led the charge, spreading their unashamedly full-on party sound to dance floors all over the world and snatching DJ Magazine’s Breakthrough DJ of 2010 award in the process. FABRICLIVE now proudly presents its 57th release with a peek into the Glaswegian mischief-maker’s eclectic record bags.

“The first time I played Fabric was in room 3 with Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, and Dom from LuckyMe. It was like a mini Glasgow invasion of Farringdon. Shortly afterwards Tom promoted me to Room 1 and pretty much since then we’ve been doing regular Numbers nights too. I reckon my favourite Fabric night yet was when we brought Todd Edwards over in January 2010. That was such a fucking big night. The place was as packed as I’ve seen it and people were just going crazy all night long right up till 6am. I ended up travelling for something like 10 hours to get there because of severe snow but it was so worth it. Eventually we made it to Fabric with minutes to spare and as soon as we walked in the door you could feel it was gonna be a special one. I played the last slot while Todd Edwards gave out glow sticks in the shape of crucifixes and signed autographs with bible scripture quotations.”

The mix itself brings a taste of the relentless nature of the Numbers dancefloor, where the parties are fast, frantic and intense. With a tracklist running to almost 30 tracks in just 70 minutes, they come short and sharp, running the whole gamut of what’s considered ‘party music’, from Detroit techno classics to the orphaned children of garage, dubstep and grime, the only thing that stays consistent is the upbeat tempo. Kicking things off with a slice of classic disco from The Fantastic Aleems, we head straight into classic ‘hands in the air’ territory with the Inner City anthem ‘Big Fun’. For someone who constantly talks up his love for 90s dance classics, or the music that most resonates from his childhood, it’s no surprise to hear Kim English’s soaring vocals on the proto-garage ‘Nite Life’ emerge out of the robot funk of Model 500. There’s a nod to Jamaica and in turn their grime compatriots down south, with an MC name checking the whole crew on the unreleased calypso bounce of Geiom’s ‘2 4 6’ which swiftly rolls along taking in melodic breakbeat, the staccato stabs of acid yearning in ‘The Sun Can’t Compare’ and Addison Groove’s juke-influenced groove. The middle section is the peak time, full strobe moment presented as a kind of rave sandwich, with the comedy Miami Bass of Splack Pack as the x-rated bread while Mad Mike brings an unusually sensitive side with a cut of euophoric piano house and a Wookie remix leading into the Todd Terry jacker ‘Can You Feel It?’. It’s the sound of 90s rave as channeled through the mind of someone who grew up in the online world with access to all the disparate strands of hardcore influenced music, from the neo-NRG of Fix to frenetic ghetto tech, weaving all the influences into each other with a single-minded purpose, for people to be able to dance without feeling guilty about enjoying moments of unexpected nostalgia. The mix ends with a trio of cuts with AFX’s unsettling acid squelch melded into the jerky vocal patterns from Skepta’s ‘Doin’ It Again’ and finishing up on a high note with that most unexpected of danceable singles, the track which exposed Radiohead’s unashamed electronic genius, the alienation anthem of ‘Idioteque’.

“The reason that I’m not really producing music is because I just think that at the moment, I’d be doing it for the wrong reasons. You shouldn’t make music with the objective of furthering your career as a DJ, or to become famous. Too many people are doing that these days I think. I’ll make music when I feel that I need to do it as a means of expressing myself. I don’t think you could ever call me a heads DJ. It’s always been about the party for me and I think that’s really come through in the mix.”

artist: Jackmaster
title: FABRICLIVE 57
label: Fabric Records, UK.
release: 16.05.11 (USA 21.06.11)

Tracklisting:

1. The Fantastic Aleems – Release Yourself
2. Inner City – Big Fun (Magic Juan Remix)
3. Gregor Salto – Classic Beat Tool
4. Model 500 – Night Drive (Thru-Babylon)
5. Kim English – Nite Life (Retail Club Mix)
6. Anthony Shakir – Plugged In
7. Martyn – Alldayallnight
8. Geiom feat. Terrible Shock – 2 4 6
9. Doug Willis – Dougswana (Audiowhores Beats)
10. Jook 10 – Emotions
11. Larry Heard presents Mr. White – The Sun Can’t Compare
12. Addison Groove – Make Um Bounce
13. SBTRKT & Sinden – Seekwal
14. Splack Pack – Shake That Ass Bitch
15. Mad Mike featuring Davina – Don’t You Want It
16. Sia – Little Man (Wookie Remix)
17. CLS – Can You Feel It? (In House Dub)
18. DJ Deeon – The Freaks
19. The Outlander – Vamp
20. Splack Pack – Scrub Da Ground
21. Underground Resistance – Jupiter Jazz
22. Thomas Bangalter – What To Do
23. Fix – Flash
24. Hudson Mohawke – Fuse
25. Machinedrum – La Bomba
26. DJ Funk – Pussy Ride
27. AFX – VBS.Redlof.B
28. Skepta – Doin’ It Again
29. Radiohead – Idioteque

LAUNCH PARTY

FABRICLIVE, friday 13 MAY
ROOM ONE:
NUMBERS – Jackmaster, Hudson Mohawke, SBTRKT (Live), DJ Funk, Benji B, Nelson
ROOM TWO:
AUTONOMIC – Martyn, Afrika Hi Tek (LIVE), dBridge, Instra:mental, Consequence; Hosted by SP:MC
ROOM THREE:
STONES THROW – J Rocc, James Pants, Alex Chase, Kutmah

Burial – Street Halo and Stolen Dog(Stream/Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2011 by E.N.


Brand new Burial 12″ on Hyperdub announced yesterday HERE
Rip from the Benji B BBC Radio 1 broadcast, special guest Kode9
Burial -Street Halo
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Burial-Stolen Dog

Check for more info about new Burial EP out Monday 28 march HERE

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