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Wretch 32 – Pop (FAKE BLOOD Remix)

Posted in News with tags , on January 21, 2013 by dk

Wretch 32 - Pop


Fake Blood Announces New Album, Cells (Stream Now)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 7, 2012 by dk

Fake Blood
Announces New Album Cells, November 13

In true maverick style, UK’s Theo Keating, has forged his own path as Fake Blood – a hard-hitting, multi genre artist with a cult following like no other. Today, he announces his eagerly anticipated new album Cells, which will be released November 13th via [PIAS] America. In conjunction with this announcement, Keating is streaming the full album on his website. Check out the stream HERE.

Cells is an 11-track distillation of Keating’s surreal vision, an electronic masterpiece skewered by his love of the macabre, the uncanny and the sinister. He has trapped his signature breed of savage, Godzilla-strength basslines and laser-blazing four-to-the-floor inside his very own suspense thriller. On “London,” his jacking rhythm is haunted by taught strings and menacing analogue synthesizers, while “End of Days” is an apocalyptic and cinematic techno opus in which time is running out for whomever is trapped inside the rhythm.

“The album definitely has left-of-center moments because I wanted to show some other facets to what I do and enjoy making,” he says. “Not every track on Cells is overtly made for the dance floor. Some of the sounds will definitely be a bit unorthodox, but, then again, the way I make music is strange to most people: it’s a little bit ‘wrong’ because I never learnt the ‘right’ way to produce.” It’s not all weird-and-wonkiness, though: Cellshas its uplifting moments too, especially on All in the Blink, a twist on the humble funkified electro-disco nugget featuring Keating’s fellow Black Ghost, Simon Lord, on vocals.

Since he released his crushingly infectious single, Mars, in 2008, Keating has released another chart-nudging single, I Think I Like It, remixed everyone from Hot Chip and Gossip to Calvin Harris and Sway. Perhaps what makes Keating an even more captivating producer, though, is that he has cracked the key to what musicians crave most of all: longevity. “You just need a hunger for new music, a curiosity that needs constant feeding and, crucially, be open to change,” he muses. “The enemy is nostalgia. If you can always find stuff that excites or interests you, and let that inspire you to try new ideas, then you can enjoy yourself. That, really, is at the heart of it all.”

If ever that rulebook needs rewriting, we’d give Theo Keating the blood-inked quill any day.

Hervé – Better Than A BMX (Video)

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Fresh from featuring as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record’ on Radio 1 last night, Cheap Thrills label boss Hervé has finally unveiled the official video for brand-new single ‘Better Than A BMX’

It’s been a long time coming but we promise you it’s more than worth the wait. One of the UK’s most prolific and versatile producers Hervé, AKA Joshua Harvey, is back with a new single ‘Better Than A BMX’, released on the 26th February, the first track to be released from his debut artist album ‘Pick Me Up, Sort Me Out, Calm Me Down’ set to drop next year on Cheap Thrills.
More Info+Free Download HERE

Directed by Rohan Blair-Mangat
© Cheap Thrills Records 2011

Hervé offers early Christmas present with the Housquare remix of his new single ‘Better Than A BMX

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Hervé offers the Housquare remix of ‘Better Than A BMX’ to download
Because it’s Christmas, Cheap Thrills label boss Hervé has decided to celebrate by giving away some goodies over at his brand-spanking new website on the advent calendar ’12 Thrills of Christmas’

check ’12 Thrills of Christmas’

Download : ‘Better Than A BMX’ – Housquare Remix

Artist:  Hervé
Title:  Better Than A BMX
Label:  Cheap Thrills
Released:  26th FEB 2012 
It’s been a long time coming but we promise you it’s more than worth the wait. One of the UK’s most prolific and versatile producers Hervé, AKA Joshua Harvey, is back with a new single  ‘Better Than A BMX’, released on the 26th February, the first track to be released from his debut artist album ‘Pick Me Up, Sort Me Out, Calm Me Down’ set to drop next year on Cheap Thrills.
Coming in the wake of this year’s club smash and Radio 1 playlisted ‘Together’, ‘Better Than A BMX’ is a perfect teaser for Hervé’s high-octane, bass-heavy full-length, artfully blurring the lines between underground club music and credible pop, firmly laying foundations for next year’s album.
As renowned for his ability to spot and develop talent as for his studio wizardry, his label Cheap Thrills introduced the likes of Fake Blood and Jack Beats to the world and Hervé has collaborated with everyone from Mystery Jets to Katy B.
Continuing that tradition ‘Pick Me Up, Sort Me Out, Calm Me Down’ features not only the likes of Steve Mason, former lead singer of The Beta Band, but also introduces several exciting new vocalists such as Ronika, just tipped by The Guardian for ‘pop greatness in 2012’.
‘Better Than a BMX’ comes complete with remixes from Sedat The Turkish Avenger, Afghan Headspin and Space Cowboy, and a video starring pro-BMX riders Ben Lewis, Peter Sawyer, Paul Ryan, Lloyd Wright and Kayley Ashworth, directed by Rohan Blair-Magnat and produced by the BMX Adidas and Converse Office Lights advert team.

Machines Don’t Care – Take Me Away ft Meleka(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2011 by dk

Artist:  Machines Don’t Care
Title:  Incoming EP 
Label:  Cheap Thrills
Released:  31st October 2011
After gatecrashing the Radio 1 daytime playlists earlier this year with his club anthem ‘Together’, Cheap Thrills boss Hervé returns to his collaborative all-star project Machines Don’t Care to release the ‘Incoming EP’.
2008’s acclaimed Machines Don’t Care album saw Hervé team up with the likes of Toddla T, Fake Blood and Drop The Lime, and for this new 4 track EP he’s pulled in two of Cheap Thrills fastest rising stars Detboi andBaxta.
First up is Take Me Away, featuring the lush vocals of Meleka, Hervé has created the perfect lunar rave soundtrack, the kind of scene where tin foil suited clubbers throw reach for the stars as a wob-wob bassline catapults them higher.
If Take Me Away scores your space adventures, Full Moon is your Halloween theme tune. Not for the faint hearted, its psychedelic rave stabs are sure to call all the monsters to the dancefloor, and if that doesn’t then the dark and ominous Warlord will with bitcrushed hardcore breaks, pounding bassline and eerie overdriven strings.
Finally Machines Don’t Care brings you Cellular. The twisted full on cousin to Hervé’s hit Beeper, it’s martial drums, rolling sub bass, grinding synths and rudeboy swagger are guaranteed to cause a ruckus on any dancefloor.
One of the most in demand DJs, producers and remixers of his generation, Hervé has built Cheap Thrills into one of the most respected house labels around, with releases by some of the biggest producers around such as Jack Beats and Fake Blood whilst championing up and coming talent such as his latest Machine Don’t Care collaborators Baxta and Detboi.


Tricky – Time To Dance Remixes (preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2011 by dk

Tricky is to release Time To Dance (RUG417D), from his most recent album Mixed Race, as a digital single on Monday the 18th of July 2011. The single will feature remixes from Maya Jane Coles, Doorly and FiFi Rong.
Mixed Race was released last September to great critical acclaim. Tricky has since completed tours of the UK, Australia, Europe and South America with many sold out shows. Tricky will be headlining Blissfields Festival in Winchester on July 2nd before heading into the studio with some interesting electronic artists – full details to follow!

The Time To Dance remixes have already been picking up support from a broad spectrum of dance music’s elite including Ramon Tapia, Plump DJs, John Selway, Groove Armada, Sister Bliss, Kruse & Nuernberg, Mighty Mouse, Hector Romero and Nick Warren. Here is further information on the remixers themselves:

With covers of Mixmag and DJ Mag Weekly already under her belt, and a Radio 1 Essential Mix landing in July, 23-yr old Maya Jane Coles is the rising producer/DJ on everyone’s lips. Support for her productions are as wide ranging as Skream to Scuba on the dubstep side through to Jamie Jones and Laurent Garnier on the house front. As a remixer in her own right Maya has remixed artists from MSTRKRFT through to Todd Terry and as one half of dub-electronica duo She is Danger, her credits include Massive Attack, Delphic and Gorillaz.

The second mix on the package comes from blogger’s favourite, Doorly. The Ibiza Rocks resident has been making just as many waves from Sydney to London as he has in the Balearics – most recently on a 30-date arena tour of North America supporting Rusko. Famed for his ‘Pigeon Hole This’ label and attitude; Doorly’s remix credits list to many to mention but include Prodigy, Groove Armada, Dizzee Rascal, Basement Jaxx and Sia with the likes of Fake Blood, Tiga, Shy FX and Soulwax supporting them at club.

And finally, the third remix comes from FiFi Rong. Signed to Tricky’s Brown Punk label, FiFi Rong is one of London’s freshest talents producing from Dubstep through to UK Funky.

Hideout Festival Croatia featuring Sven Vath, Chase & Status, Pendulum, Annie Mac & many more

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Line Up
Featuring stages from Resident Advisor, Crosstown Rebels, Wax:On & Metropolis plus artists Sven Vath, Chase & Status, Pendulum, Annie Mac & many more

Date: Fri 01st Jul, 2011
Time: 12pm – 12am
Location: Zrce Beach, Novalja, Island of Pag
Price: Earlybird tickets £70 while stocks last / full price £89



Electronic Music Group and The Warehouse Project set sail on a dual mission to bring the best electronic artists to Croatia as their debut Hideout Festival conquers its shores on 1st – 3rd July 2011.

Croatia is fast becoming the epicenter for young music lovers as a new and exciting destination to explore during the summer. With a range of established boutique festivals nearby, the new Hideout festival speaks to the heart of electronic music fans securing the most cutting-edge artists and outfits from every genre of the underground dance music community.

Friday opens proceedings with the godfather of techno Sven Vath supported by Wax:On residents People Get Real. One third of award-winning band The XX, Jamie XX, performs outside for Resident Advisor’s takeover of Aquarius stage, fresh from his stunning new album with Gil-Scott Heron alongside deep house don and Innervisions frontman, Dixon and the Bristol’s dubstep pioneer, Julio Bashmore. The much-lauded Chase & Status, who have achieved an anthemic no 2 single and album of late and worked with the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Plan B, Tinie Tempah and Cee Lo Green take centre stage on Ibiza’s Reclaim The Dancefloor area alongside BBC Radio 1’s Toddla T. Joining them will be young bassline pioneers Nero, Friction, Rattus Rattus & Klose One and new super talents Modestep.

Some stellar unannounced guests are yet to be announced on Saturday for Hideout promising to blow all other festival programmes out of the water. King of the electro circuit, Erol Alkan joins Radio 1 queen, Annie Mac and disco heroes Aeroplane and Eskimo Twins, who all promise to deliver some fine flavours on the outdoor Aquarius stage. Simian Mobile Disco bring their enigmatic partnership to Hideout following their swift rise to prominence over the past few years. On the Metropolis stage, Aussie bassline masterminds Pendulum join female Brit & Mobo award winner, Ms Dynamite, who has scored chart hits with Katy B and Zinc in recent months. Fabric resident and dubstep luminary, Caspa, steps up with UK icon Redlight, who starred on the cover of DJ mag last year and Sub Focus, hailed for his club anthems, ‘Could This Be Real’ and ‘Splash’ joing Metropolis regular, Mak.

Pitching up on Sunday are label of the moment, Crosstown Rebels featuring head honcho, Damian Lazarus. The label’s young prodigies have become techno’s new elite, showcased at Hideout in Jamie Jones and Detroit’s Seth Troxler, who are also DC10’s newest residents. 2011’s newest stars Art Department pen their ‘gothic house’ sound with this year’s BBC Introducing talent, Robert James.

For fans of drum & bass and dubstep, Hideout’s Ape stage brings the veteran crew out to play on Sunday unveiling the legendary Andy C, one of D&B’s original heroes joined by the similarly prolific Shy FX, who enjoyed a string of chart successes with their appealing sound. More jungle delights come from leader of the pack, Joker, Breakage and Hospital Records maestro, Danny Byrd on the Ape stage. Wax:on stamp their identity on the main stage with an exclusive duo yet to be announced, Italian heroes, Crookers and the raw talent Fake Blood alongside Eskimo Twins. The Warehouse Project and Electronic Music Group have utilised their wealth of experience to bring together the most prolific stars of the past, present and future in a new idyllic spot in a line up of epic proportions, never seen before in Croatia.

Hideout takes place from Friday 1st July until Sunday 3rd July at a brand new location on the beautiful Zrce beach on the Island of Pag. The west coast of the Adriatic Sea is renowned for its crystal clear waters and picturesque rugged shoreline. Hideout festival 2011 is perched on one of finest beaches in the area that runs the entire length of the island and is surrounded by a variety of bars, restaurants, watersports and attractions.

The site features two vast outdoor stages, one indoor/ outdoor venue with views over the sea, two outdoor swimming pools, and large VIP area. Artists will perform from sunrise to sunset at special daytime events on the beach, numerous daily boat parties, as well as on the main festival site. The Chemical Brothers said of the location, “When we die we want our fans to come and listen to our music in Club Papaya”. 

Hideout will bring 10,000 attendees from all over Europe in the most exciting and innovative festival project outside of the UK this summer. The only place to find first appearances and exclusive performances from the cream of future talent, it has the perfect recipe for those seeking a new adventure, in a serene setting, with all the best musical ingredients.
Tickets go on sale at 11am on Thursday 24th February with the full line up, stages, accommodation and travel details announced at this time.  
Hideout festival 2011 combines two of the leading companies in the UK events market, Electronic Music Group and The Warehouse Project, who are already responsible for club brands Metropolis and Wax:On, Manchester’s Warehouse Project and Parklife Festival, as well as the Reclaim the Dancefloor brand in Ibiza.

Artist confirmed to date:


 Main Stage

Sven Vath, People Get Real, Reclaim The Dancefloor Stage, Chase & Status, Nero, Jack Beats, Friction, Toddla T, Urban Nerds 

Resident Advisor Stage

Jamie XX, Dixon, Mount Kimbie, Mike Jones, Julio Bashmore


 Main Stage


Metropolis Stage

Pendulum, Sub Focus, Ms Dynamite, Caspa, Redlight, MaK

Aquarius Outdoor Stage

Annie Mac, Erol Alkan, Simian Mobile Disco, Aeroplane, Eskimo Twins


Crosstown Rebels Stage

Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones, Damian Lazarus, Art Department, Rob James

Ape Stage

Andy C & MC GQ,  Breakage & SP :MC, Joker & MC Scarz, Shy FX B2B B-Traits & SP :MC, Danny Byrd & MC AD, MaK

Wax:On Stage

Crookers, Fake Blood, Riva Starr, Bowski

The Warehouse Project History:

In the autumn of 2006, three event promoters embarked on a project that has changed the face of Manchester1s club scene and had a huge effect on the UK and beyond. Launching with the slogan ‘For twelve weeks this city is ours’ the Warehouse Project set out to establish a ‘guerrilla’ style club that was to run every Friday and Saturday night for a three month period each year. Just as it was five years ago when they opened those gates to Boddingtons, The Warehouse Project remains a big experiment. One that continues to evolve organically and never really knows exactly how it1s going to turn out.

Electronic Music Group History

Two of the UKs leading club promoters, Wax:On and Metropolis have joined forces to form Electronic Music Group Ltd. Electronic Music Group are dedicated to keeping the UK club scene vibrant, forwardthinking exciting by scheduling, booking and promoting a wide range of events such as Wax:On, Metropolis, Musicology, Jagerbomb, Annie Mac Presents, Reclaim The Dancefloor – Ibiza, Hospitality Leeds and Cocoon Newcastle; alongside various exciting Record Labels and representing and managing a range of artists.