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Luciano – Vagabundos

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Once more unto the breach, for Luciano and his merry band of Vagabundos: with yet another successful Ibiza season under his belt, and after taking the inimitable party on the road around Europe and the US, the Cadenza boss steps up for his first mix CD since his groundbreaking 2008 addition to the Fabric series. Much like the whole sensory idea behind the Vagabundos concept, which involves decadent dress-up, wild dancers cavorting in amongst the crowds and imaginative programming, Luciano usually thrives in a live setting where he can really work his epic fusion of peak-time organic house. On 2006’s vinyl-only ‘Sci.Fi Hi.Fi Vol.2’ he proved his mastery of minimal, which then evolved into the distinctive Cadenza sound of vocal tropical house Fabric 41, but here we see Luciano laying down a blueprint of what he’s recently been playing at his party series at Ibiza’s glitziest nightclub, Pacha. As well as the usual label stalwarts, Reboot, Robert Dietz and Michel Cleis, he has invited classic house legends such as Moodymann, Larry Heard and Pepe Bradock, whilst also using the Cadenza Lab room to showcase some of the label’s younger talent – Mayaan Nidam, Cesar Merveille and Ernesto Ferreyra. All of this is set up for repeat in 2012, with plenty of releases from the label itself, which will all be distributed on a brand new online shop due to launch in January.

The mix itself is an encapsulation of the merest flavour of one of Luciano’s usually lengthy sets, the first ten minutes dives straight onto a sweaty, dank dancefloor: a swirling blend of detuned instrumentation, dubby kick drum and insistent synthline. Just a small taste of how deadly digital mixing can be in the right hands, with four tracks layered seamlessly over each other, fellow Chileans Nicholas Jaar and Franciso Tristano (remixed by dub techno pioneer Moritz von Oswald) fusing into the deeper house sounds of Pepe Bradock, Trickski’s ‘At Les’ and the classic 100% Pure artists District One. This all zooms by wonderfully in a cacophony of discordance and perfectly timed rhythm, until the dulcet tones of James Blake creep in. His vocal refrain is transformed here from a bittersweet love paean into almost a celebration of the dancefloor, but it’s quickly mixed out, leaving one with the faintest glimmer of recognition. At points Luciano switches up hyperactively, teasing in familiar vocals then back into the harder techier house beat he’s been playing of late, but he also lets some play their full magic out, as on Dyed Soundorom’s haunting remix of Maya Jane Cole’s anthemic ‘What They Say’. He occasionally reverts to a more tropical sound but as seen through the warped glasses of the Vagabundos, as on Sasha Dive’s take on Matthew Dear, voices bubbling up from in amongst the darkness are cast aside by the warmer sounds of Moodymanc. He finishes up with productions from some of the newer additions to the Cadenza stable: there’s Greek Chicago house enthusiast Argy, one of Luciano’s very own remixes of Cesar Merveille and Guti’s little ditty to Mayaan Nidam, and an end in the deepest of arms, DJ Sprinkles’ godly ‘Grand Central Blues Pt. 1’ as dubbed out by Stuttgart wunderkind MCDE. This of course is done in the subtlest of manners, with perfect control of the EQs, mixer and digital effects, ironing out all semblance of a straight track – Luciano, as ever, makes this particular tracklist and mix his own unique creation.

Artist: Luciano
Title: Vagabundos
Label: Cadenza Lab
Format: Digital
Release: 16.01.12

01. NICOLAS JAAR – Too Many Kids Finding Rain In The Dust – PÉPÉ BRADOCK’S TRAIN FANTOME POKE |||
FRANCESCO TRISTANO – J.S. Bach: One note development Nr. 2 – MORITZ VON OSWALD RMX
02. NICOLAS JAAR – Too Many Kids Finding Rain In The Dust – PÉPÉ BRADOCK’S TRAIN FANTOME POKE |||
FRANCESCO TRISTANO – J.S. Bach: One note development Nr. 2 – MORITZ VON OSWALD RMX ||| TRICKSKI – At Les
03. TRICKSKI – At Les ||| DISTRICT ONE – Time For Grace – PETER DILDO RMX ||| FRANCESCO TRISTANO – J.S. Bach: One note development Nr. 2 – MORITZ VON OSWALD RMX
04. JAMES BLAKE – The Wilhelm Scream ||| TRICKSKI – At Les ||| DISTRICT ONE – Time For Grace – PETER DILDO RMX ||| FRANCESCO TRISTANO – J.S. Bach: One note development Nr. 2 – MORITZ VON OSWALD RMX
05. JAMES BLAKE – The Wilhelm Scream ||| DISTRICT ONE – Time For Grace – PETER DILDO REMIX ||| PETER HORREVORTST – Deepbassline ||| FRANCESCO TRISTANO – J.S. Bach: One note development Nr. 2 – MORITZ VON OSWALD RMX

06. DISTRICT ONE – Time For Grace – PETER DILDO RMX ||| PETER HORREVORTST – Deepbassline
07. PETER HORREVORTST – Deepbassline
08. PETER HORREVORTST – Deepbassline ||| ADAM MARSHALL – Grapple
09. WHIRLPOOL PRODUCTIONS – From: Disco To: Disco ||| PETER HORREVORTST – Deepbassline ||| ADAM MARSHALL – Grapple
12. KIKI – Sumore ||| MAYA JANE COLES – What They Say – DYED SOUNDOROM RMX
13. JAMIE WOON – Lady Luck ||| KIKI – Sumore
14. R.A.W. – Atamga ||| KIKI – Sumore
15. R.A.W. – Atamga
16. MATTHEW DEAR – City Black Joy – SASHA DIVE RMX ||| R.A.W. – Atamga
17. MATTHEW DEAR – City Black Joy – SASHA DIVE RMX ||| MOODYMANC – Thumbs Up
18. MOODYMANC – Thumbs Up ||| ANONYM – Midnite Groove Sun Express
19. ANONYM – Midnite Groove Sun Express ||| JACUZZI BOYS & NILS WEIMANN – Manoi
20. JACUZZI BOYS & NILS WEIMANN – Manoi ||| ANONYM – Midnite Groove Sun Express
21. ANONYM – Midnite Groove Sun Express ||| ARGY – Ethiopia’s Rise ||| CESAR MERVEILLE feat. GUTI – Maayancholy – LUCIANO RMX
22. CESAR MERVEILLE feat. GUTI – Maayancholy – LUCIANO RMX ||| ARGY – Ethiopia’s Rise
23. ARGY – Ethiopia’s Rise
24. DJ SPRINKLES – Grand Central Pt. 1 (Deep intro of the Bowel House, MCDE Bassline Dub)


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.




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 

Red Dot Relief – rebuilding Japan Together

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The current situation of the earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear plants is in a way the most severe crisis in the 65 years since World War II.” Naoto Kan, Japanese Prime Minister

What is Red Dot Relief?
It is a group of artists and supporters of the dance music community who are asking YOU to compare those factors mentioned above and to make magic happen!! Red Dot Relief is a call to action across the dance music community in a bid to raise money and spread awareness of the disaster stricken regions of Japan. Spearheaded by Visionquest (Seth Troxler) & Friends alongside the Tuning Spork Efforts Team we are trying to influence others to follow and donate whatever they can to the disaster fund by involving not only artists but the wider community in this cause including event organisers, promoters, club owners, clubbers, agencies, music labels and the supporting press.

For our Red Dot Relief proposal and full details please click here

How can you help?
If you are an artist
– Help us promote this effort via your social networking websites, mailing lists and most importantly word of mouth (talking has been proven to still be the most effective way to exchange ideas and turn them into reality).
– We would then ask you to donate a part of your artist fee from a particular event (to take part in this effort we suggest a minimum donation of 10% of your average fee).

If you are a promoter or venue/club/lounge…
– We would like to ask you to allow a team of volunteers to spread fund collection buckets around your venue/party.
– Clearly display the Red Dot around your venue to show that you support this effort.
-Suggest to your artists and their agents prior to the event participating and donating to the cause (minimum of 10% as previously suggested).
– All promotional material related to the event should bear the red dot for this cause to spread awareness about this project and maximise exposure to your audience which is key to making the project more successful.

If you are a label/agency/clubber
– There are many ways of getting involved such as making a direct donation as a business or as a civilian; influence your friends and family to do the same and get involved by helping spread the word via all communication means available to you.

Music is life and love is the answer. Let’s make this happen!!

Current participating members of the dance music community

Jay Haze, Visionquest, Cesar Merveille, Mr.C, Leif, Chris Lattner, Julietta,Claus Voigtmann, Clive Henry, Dan Ghenacia, Damian Lazarus, Deniz Kurtel, Craig Richards, Droog, Dyed Soundorom, Tiefschwarz, Kiki, Guti, Dubshape Jamie Jones, jozif, Konrad Black, Lee Foss, Maceo Plex, Matt Tolfrey, Move D,Richy Ahmed, Robert James, Russ Yallop, Solomun, Soul Clap, Subb-an, Superfreq,Sud Electronic, Tuning Spork, Toi.Toi.Musik,

Crosstown Rebels, lo*kee, Fabric, Exstatic Sounds, Colourful Sessions, Freak Farm,Simmer London, Colours In Music, maouris pr, Bullitt Bookings, Elysium Lounge, Flawless Sound, Verboten, Autobrennt, Plexi pr,, Feelbookings