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Sonar announce incredible first wave of acts for 21st edition of the Barcelona festival

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?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Sónar 2014 :: 12.13.14 June
21st Barcelona International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art

Sónar Barcelona 2014 presents Massive Attack’s new show Richie Hawtin’s Plastikman will make a return to Sonar with the exclusive European performance of his developing ‘Objekt’ live concept

The 21st edition of Sónar Barcelona ​​to be held on 12, 13 & 14 June 2014, today unveils the first 25 names in its line-up. The main highlights will be the debut of Massive Attack’s new show and the long awaited come back of Plastikman, this time at Sonar by Day and introducing his new live concept.

The best worldwide electronica talents are among the first confirmed names:
Four Tet, James Holden, Jon Hopkins, Oneohtrix Point Never, Evian Christ, Caribou, Matmos, Gesaffelstein, Downliners Sekt, Jessy Lanza, Copeland, Nisennenmondai, Woodkid, Bonobo, Moderat and I am Legion among others.

Massive Attack have chosen Sónar Barcelona 2014 to present a brand new show which will move a step further their ongoing audio visual exploration of agitation propaganda and technology.

From his own new recordings and live show as Plastikman at Sonar By Day, in its European exclusive date, to his new standpoint on modern day performing as Richie Hawtin in the main hall of Sonar By Night with his new Close concept, the artist shows both sides of his musical character over two days of Sonar Barcelona.

The 2-Night tickets will go on sale today

The Sonar 2014 international agenda opens in February with two simultaneous festivals to be held in Iceland and Sweden and will close in December 2014 in Cape Town. The Nordic Sonar weekend will take place on 13, 14 & 15 February in Reykjavik and 14 & 15 February in Stockholm. In total, Sonar has scheduled around 100 performances between the two cities.

Sónar 2014 Barcelona: first names
massive attack, richie hawtin I close, plastikman, caribou, woodkid, bonobo, four tet, moderat, jon hopkins, i am legion, gesaffelstein, james holden, oneohtrix point never, matmos, evian christ, happa, jessy lanza, nisennenmondai, clipping., downliners sekt, copeland, majical cloudz, balago, desert, pau roca… and more to be confirmed

Lone “Galaxy Garden” on R&S Records,May 7th

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2012 by E.N.

Over the past couple of years, Manchester-based producer Lone (a.k.a. Matt Cutler) has become a fully fledged reinvention of his former self. Leaving behind the hip-hop seasoned abstraction and hazy beatscapes of his notable Ecstasy & Friends and Lemurian albums for a quicker-paced sound that draws on a much heavier Chicago house / Detroit Techno and early 90′s London rave/hardcore sound. With his last album proper Emerald Fantasy Tracks & last year’s R&S debut Coreshine Voodoo, we saw a honing of these styles. Continuing his ethereal journey through space and time where these previous two outings left off, new album Galaxy Garden – that you will hopefully have in your ears right now – is without doubt his most complete body of work to date.

Artist: Lone
Title: Galaxy Garden
Label: R&S Records
Release: 07.05.2012

Tracklist
01 New Colour
02 The Animal Pattern
03 As A Child (With Machinedrum)
04 Lying In The Reeds
05 Dragon Blue Eyes
06 Crystal Caverns 1991
07 Raindance
08 Dream Girl / Sky Surfer
09 Earth’s Lungs
10 Cthulhu (With Machinedrum)
11 Stands Tidal Waves
12 Spirals (With Anneka)

The varied excursions on display unearth new corners to the wunderkind, whilst maintaining his signature sound and cinematic overtones. Opener New Colour lays down the album’s mandate with layers of symbiotic sound-scapes. On into The Animal Pattern, a rolling 8-bit bastardisation where visions of Out Run’s Splash Wave come flooding back again. Nomrex label head machine drum makes an appearance on two tracks adding his hazy vocals to As A Child & Cthulhu. The latter evolving into a mid tempo broken roller with key stabs which wouldn’t sound out of place on a Japan record.

Thing of beauty, Lying in the Reeds finds Cutler in one of his more melodic, melancholic and reflective moods. This gives way to the ambient drone of Dragon Blue Eyes and through to Crystal Caverns 91; revival stabs, hardcore remnants, a frenetic cadence and we’re already half way through the album. Two uptempo, blissed out stuttered motion bangers – proceed in the form of Raindance & Dream & Girl/Sky Surfer. It’s Raindance and the incredible Earth’s Lungs where he wears his love of Aphex Twin and Warp most prominently, all the time maintaining a very Lone take on it. The album closes this Lone chapter with vocalist Anneka – who’s worked with the likes of Falty DL, Starkey, Ital Tek, Vex’d - and the track Spirals, which is the closest you’ll get to Cutler writing a pop song.

A rollercoaster ride of playful nods to a plethora of scenes and influences past, present and future, a residency at Manchester hot-spot Hoya:Hoya, upcoming shows all over the place, support for his tracks from the likes of Caribou, Diplo, Kode 9, Dark Sky, Rustie, James Holden, Martyn, Joy Orbison – to name just a few – remixes for Radiohead, Tensnake & Underworld already under his belt; it’s going to be quite a year for Lone. Cutler ended 2010 with his tracks Pineapple Crush and Once In A While featured in every respectable ‘Best of 2010’ roundup (Resident Advisor, Phonica, Juno & Fact Magazine). This an album to be treasured and one that will no doubt, end up in even more polls come the end of twenty twelve.

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.

 

UP-COMING PROGRAMME

 

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 www.bristolinmotion.com 

Bristol In:Motion Announce Full Line-Ups 2011

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Line Up

Featuring Jamie XX, Jamie Woon live, Toddla T, Henrik Schwarz, Jamie Jones, Calvin Harris, Danny Byrd, Joker, Soul Clap, Annie Mac, Rusko

Plus brands Cocoon, Hospitality, BLOC, Bugged Out & many more

Details

  • Date:Fri 07th Oct – Sat 10th Dec, 2011
  • Time:10pm -6am
  • Location:Motion Skate Park, 74 Avon Street, Bristol
  • Price: Various

Tickets

The start of the UK party season this year is led by Bristol’s pioneering party starters In:Motion. A series of incredible events striking hot on the heels of last year’s triumphant first season, which tore a hole in the skate park come club Motion, spread across five rooms indoors and out. 2011 brings artists from all musical persuasions capturing everyone from the heroes of the scene to the rising stars and bringing all manner of brands from the electronic music community together to embrace all dimensions of the underground dance movement.

The peerless Hessle Audio make their debut for the In:Motion series on 15th October, standing head and shoulders above the rest with performances from Jamie XX and Jamie Woon. Jamie XX’s movements out of his band, The XX to DJ and remix artist have been well received with heavyweights such as Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Florence and The Machine, and Canadian rap giant Drake. Jamie also released one of the anthems of the summer on NMBRs in the form of ‘Far Nearer’. Since Jamie Woon came onto the scene everyone has been scrabbling for the opportunity to see him live. His album debut ‘Mirror Writing’ saw him strike a terrific balance between convention and subversion, producing dubstep infused commercial tracks, alongside equally enigmatic and enchanting productions. Both of these artists are a rare sight in a club setting, but Bristol In:Motion’s festival atmosphere found within numerous intimate and vast spaces is an apt fit for these two sonic masters.

Bugged Out return for 2011 on the opening weekend on October 8th, bringing Jamie Jones, now a household name for a new generation of house and techno fans through his Hot Natured guise and Hot Creations label. It will have already been an amazing week for L-Vis 1990 & the Neon Dream who will have just released their staggering new album ‘Neon Dreams’ which features Para One, Teki Latex and Julio Bashmore. L-Vis 1990 (aka James Connolly) a London-based DJ and producer co-founded the groundbreaking Night Slugs imprint with Bok Bok. Also kicking things off in the first week is Fake Blood aka Theo Keating aka Touché. Under his many aliases, the man like Keating has produced some classics over the years remixing the likes of Underworld, Hot Chip & UNKLE. He’s become somewhat of a Bugged Out! family member and will bring his bass heavy bangers to the floor.  

Sharing the bill on opening weekend are firm friends and In:Motion family favourites Hospitality, who bring Danny Byrd, High Contrast and MJ Cole amongst others. Bringing together bass heavy music, an electrifying atmosphere and second to none production, Hospitality have grown into true titans of the scene, consistently bringing the best in show-stopping DJs from the constantly evolving drum & bass scene to a hugely faithful crowd. This summer they represented at the Parklife festival, ripped apart their own stage at Lovebox and set things alight at Global Gathering. D&B is back in Bristol, its spiritual home.

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 show. This December they will bring it to Bristol for the first time. The now iconic Tiefschwarz headline the show, exemplifying their playful talents for putting everything from electro to tech-house and slithering minimal under the scope and turning out consistently compelling sets.

Bristol’s own Just Jack bring Soul Clap on the 29th October to headline their highly acclaimed Halloween party The Gunpowder Plot which will be complete with circus acts and fireworks. The trend-setting American East coast duo leapt to fame through their relationship to the esteemed Wolf + Lamb family. This year saw them bridge new levels of notoriety through their special DJ Kicks album.

Moving back a little to November and BBC Radio 1’s Toddla T will make the crossing from Sheffield counties to blow the roof of Motion once again. Toddla T has firmly established himself in the last few years with production and heavyweight remixes for the likes of Roots Manuva, Hot Chip, Gorillaz and Tinchy Stryder and more, plus a DJ rep so strong that it bagged him a regular Radio 1 show.

Festival brands BLOC will join heavyweights Run and Bristol favourites Futureboogie, who bring the infamous Henrik Schwarz, ensuring there is something for every musical taste on show.

Add to that the incredible production team and a venue that verges on festival status with five rooms of varying calibre, and In:Motion’s second year is set to be bigger and better than anything else on the radar. 2011 sees improved sound engineering and facilities such as food court and photo booth.

Friday 7th October – Hospitality with Danny Byrd, High Contrast, Camo and Crooked, Netsky, Cyantific, MJ Cole, Dream, Mele, Tomb Crew,  Kito, Loadstar

Saturday 8th October – BuggedOut! with Fake Blood, L-vis 1990 & the Neon Dream, Boy-8-bit, Heidi, Jamie Jones, Bowski, Pariah, Waifs & Strays, Untold         

Friday 14th October – Shit the BED!  Caspa, Dark Sky, Ms Dynamite, Redlight         

Saturday 15th OctoberHessle Audio  Jamie XX, Pearson Sound, Jamie Woon – live

Friday 21st OctoberBlowpop  DJ Yoda, Plump DJ’s, Krafty Kuts

Saturday 22nd October  - FWD//Rinse  Zinc, Ez, Plastician, Roska    

Friday 28th OctoberTokyo Dub  Radical Guru, Jahtari & Soom T    

 Saturday 29th OctoberJust Jack Halloween Party  Soul Clap, Tale of Us, Shaun Reeves, Midland  

Friday 4th NovemberAnnie Mac Presents…

Saturday 5th NovemberGunpowder Plot Bonfire Night Party  Smerins,  Gentlemen’s Dub Club, Babyhead    

Friday 11th NovemberRun   Rusko, Andy C, Grooverider, Scratch Perverts  

Saturday 12th NovemberField Day Night  Erol Alkan, Hudson Mowhawke 

Friday 18th NovemberAll Gone…with Pete Tong, Calvin Harris, Cadenza Showcase    

Friday 25th November – BLOC  Joker, Martyn, James Holden, Nathan Fake    

Saturday 26th NovemberFutureboogie  Henrik Schwarz, Julio Bashmore, Maya Jane-Coles, Bonobo

Friday 2nd DecemberHardcore Heaven  Darren Styles, Gammer, Evil Activities    

Saturday 3rd DecemberShit the BED  Skream, Jack Beats – live, Arab Musik    

Friday 9th December – Beardyman, Stanton Warriors, Tayo

Saturday 10th DecemberCocoon Tiefschwarz, Dyed Soundorom, Oner Ozer   

 The full line-ups can now be viewed on www.bristolinmotion.com

Brand New Video For Don Rimini – “Whatever”

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BSTV Premiere: Don Rimini / “Whatever”
Track pulled from Don Rimini’s newest EP “Nlarge Your Parties”

DON RIMINI
“NLARGE YOUR PARTIES”
Mental Groove
Out now digitally and on 12” vinyl
TRACKLISTING
01. “Nlarge Your Intro”
02. “Whatever”
03. “G.O.O.D.”
04. “All About”
05. “Riminology”
06. “Nlarge Your Outro – Takes Out

(download)James Holden XLR8R Podcast 145

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2010 by E.N.

Although it’s been quite some time since trance resembled anything even somewhat creatively viable, James Holden has never been the average trance artist. Even when he burst onto to the scene in 1999 at age 19, his music contained a more thoughtful, melodic approach than that of his big-room counterparts. In the decade that has followed, Holden has only dug deeper, both with his own music and via his Border Community label, home to similarly interesting acts such as Nathan Fake. And while his remix credits include Top-40 staples like Madonna, Britney Spears, and Depeche Mode, Holden’s output remains undeniably progressive—and we mean progressive as in ‘genuinely forward-thinking,’ not progressive as in ‘slighty less obnoxious trance that pays lip service to house and techno but generally still sucks.’ Last month, he unveiled his contribution to !K7′s vaunted DJ-KiCKS mix series, so we figured he might be game to also put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast. It’s definitely got us thinking that if more artists followed Holden’s lead, maybe the dreaded t-word wouldn’t be such an electronic-music slur.

(download) James Holden XLR8R Podcast 145

01 Luke Abbott “We Are Made of Glass” (Border Community)
02 Margot “H2″ (Border Community)
03 Sonic Assassins “Robbing Bristle”
04 Lucky Dragons “Traveling Song”
05 Etienne Jaumet “Entropy” (Versatile)
06 Caribou “Bowls (Holden Remix)” (City Slang)
07 Washed Out “New Theory” (Mexican Summer)
08 Avus “Wide Mouthed Frog” (Border Community)
09 Death in Vegas “Reigen” (Drone)
10 Fuck Buttons “Rough Steez (White Hot Heat Remix)” (ATP)
11 Luke Abbott “Holkham Drones” (Border Community)
12 James Holden “Triangle Folds Inside Out” (!K7)
13 The Horrors “Sea Within a Sea” (XL)
14 Four Tet “unknown” (Soul Jazz)
15 Jon Hopkins “unknown (Nathan Fake Remix)” (Warp)
16 Caribou “Jamelia” (City Slang)

James Holden – DJ-Kicks

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2010 by E.N.


!K7 have tapped UK-based artist James Holden for the next edition of DJ-Kicks.

The new mix CD will be Holden’s first release since The Idiots Are Winning, his album from 2006. Earlier that year, Holden demonstrated his eclectic mixing skills on At The Controls, a compilation that wove together minimal and tech house tracks with indie, kraut rock and experimental selections. The tracklist for his forthcoming DJ-Kicks is similarly diverse, with tunes by spaced-out artists like Caribou, Mogwai and Walls, as well as Kieren Hebden (AKA Four Tet)’s collaboration with prolific jazz drummer Steve Reid. DJ-Kicks will also include a previously unreleased track by Holden, entitled “Triangle Folds.”

!K7 have also announced that the following edition of DJ-Kicks will be mixed by Kode9, the UK bass innovator behind Hyperdub Records. Details on that compilation are still forthcoming, but the scheduled release date is June 21st, 2010.

Tracklist
01. Piano Magic – Wintersport / Cross-Country
02. Grackle – Disco (Musiccargo Remix)
03. Mordant Music – Olde Wobbly
04. Maserati – No More Sages
05. Caribou – Lemon Yoghourt
06. Luke Abbott – Soft Attacks
07. Mogwai – The Sun Smells Too Loud (Holden Remix)
08. Kieran Hebden / Steve Reid – Departure
09. Ursula Bogner – Punkte
10. Eric Copeland – Auto Dimmer
11. Mit – Rauch (Luke Abbott Remix)
12. ARP – Potentialities
13. Lucky Dragons – Open Melody
14. Holden – Triangle Folds (DJ-KiCKS)
15. James Ruskin – Definition Of
16. Legowelt – Flight Of The Jupiter
17. Walls – Gaberdine
18. Lukas Nystrand – Never Fail (Vocal)
19. Didier Pacquette – Arwen, Namarie
20. SS Pyramid Snake – Catacomb City

!K7 will release James Holden’s DJ KiCKS will on May 24th, 2010.(RA)

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