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Boiler Room announce upcoming dates in London, Paris & Berlin

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2012 by dk

Boiler Room have announced new European dates in November and December 2012, with Surgeon, Kerri Chandler, Laurent Garnier and Jamie XX among the names confirmed for broadcasts from Berlin’s Stattbad, The W Hotel in Paris and their East-London home, as well as two shows scheduled to take place at Manchester’s The Warehouse Project.

Starting this week with a London techno special on Tuesday 20th November – featuring solo sets from British Murder Boys members Surgeon and Regis plus a performance by Karenn (aka Blawan & Pariah) – the Boiler Room team will also be returning to Paris for the second of their hotel-set parties on Wednesday 21st November, with an all-star line-up of some of French house & techno’s finest names, including DJ Deep, Ivan Smagghe, Alan Braxe, Cassius and dOP (live).

Further London dates scheduled between now and Christmas incude a live performance by Laurel Halo plus sets from Beats In Space’s Tim Sweeney, house legends Kerri Chandler and Derrick Carter and a Young Turks takeover featuring Jamie XX, while the Boiler Room Berlin sessions continue with Innervisions’ Henrik Schwarz, Prosumer, Soundstream and Elbee Bad on 28th November, and a Groove Magazine-curated date on 12th December.

Upcoming Boiler Room European dates:

20.11.2012: LONDON: Surgeon, Karenn, Regis
21.11.2012: PARIS: Cassius, dOP (live), Ivan Smagghe, Alan Braxe, DJ Deep & guests
22.11.2012: LONDON: Kerri Chandler, further guests tba
27.11.2012: LONDON: Laurel Halo (live), further guests tba
28.11.2012: BERLIN: Henrik Schwarz, Prosumer, Soundstream & Elbee Bad
29.11.2012: LONDON: Tim Sweeney, Young Marco, Land of Light & Sean P
30.11.2012: LONDON: Daytime show with Oni Ayhun, further guests tba

01.12.2012: MANCHESTER: The Warehouse Project/Resident Advisor – line-up tba
02.12.2012: LONDON: Derrick Carter, further guests tba
04.12.2012: LONDON: James Zabiela, further guests tba
05.12.2012: LONDON: Young Turks takeover w/ Jamie XX
06.12.2012: LONDON: Soundway & Huntley & Palmers – line-up tba
11.12.2012: LONDON: Karen Gwyer, further guests tba
12.12.2012: BERLIN: Groove Magazine takeover – line-up tba
16.12.2012: MANCHESTER: The Warehouse Project w/ Laurent Garnier, further guests tba
17.12.2012: LONDON: Red Stripe Make Session – line-up tba


Voyeur – Blame It On The Youth EP(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2012 by dk

Leeds based duo Voyeur spent early 2012 carving their name on the remix circuit, with reworks for Bombay Bicycle Club and Santigold gaining tastemaker support from the likes of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Pete Tong, Rob da Bank, Dummy and XLR8R.

Their first original output, due on 26th November via Kerri Chandler’s new MadTech imprint, is the sultry ‘Blame It On The Youth’, an 8-minute lo-slung epic. Perfect listening for the impending autumnal evenings, it fuses jazz chords and emotive vocal yelps with a genuine sonic weight, showcasing somewhat of a detachment from their previous Balearic offerings.

On the flipside comes an edit from Kerri Chandler himself, who, upon hearing the track, insisted on adding his own interpretation to the package. Retaining much of the original, Kerri displays a new side to his productions and creates a dance-floor ready cut that will surely become a staple in his future sets. The tribal bounce of ‘Get Up’ completes the digital bundle.

Having already supported Disclosure at their London EP launch and appeared at Dimensions and Gottwood festivals over the summer, Voyeur will support Submotion Orchestra this month, before playing their own EP launch party at The Nest in London on 10th November, featuring a special line-up curated by themselves which will be announced over the coming weeks. Following this, the duo will appear on the seminal Boiler Room on 22nd November.

Blackhall & Bookless -Josies EP (VIT013)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2012 by dk

Blackhall & Bookless
Label: Vitalik
Released: 2012
Distribution: Word And Sound
Cat no: VIT013
1. Touch
2. Esoj
3. Esoj (Hatikvah Rmx)
4. Esoj (Soulade Rmx)

Newcastles purveyors of fine house make their debut release on Vitalik Recordings. Written by Blackhall & Bookless and engineered by Ethyl, the Josies EP is a contemporary take a classical house aesthetic, timeless house music in short.

Having met through the passion of house music in their early teens, it didn’t take long before Chris Blackhall and Chris Bookless were delving into the depths of electronic music. After years of local residencies developing a sound beyond there years the duo created their Newcastle based brand. 5 years later Jaunt been responsible for introducing acts such as Kerri Chandler, Ben Klock, Jamie Jones, Julio Bashmore, Kyle Hall, Tobi Neumann and Prosumer to North east dance floors. Over the past 2 years they have taken their party to the capital and are now regularly Djing further afield playing at numerous destinations across the UK and Europe.
Having heard early versions the tracks the duo had written Vitalik matched the pair with an engineer that would complement their classical house sensibilities. Ethyl, currently one of the UK’s most promising young house producers has established himself on labels such as Quintessentials, secretsundaze and Tsuba as a well respected artist that exudes a sophistication in his production ahead of his years. The fruits of this experimental collaboration are two very slick productions, emotively charged classic house cuts executed with clarity of concept.
‘Touch’ kicks off the EP with the familiar sounds of 808 percussion and a bouncing Juno bassline. Washes of metallic pads sink through the mix giving way to the gentle but evocative chords that give the track its trademark haunting quality.
‘Esoj’ takes the bpm down to 115 bpm, the huge bassline and trundling beats give the track an expansive feel, a feeling that is further developed by the stunningly bright chord stabs that elevate the track to its melodic crescendo. Esoj is a refreshing example of how to make uplifting house music without being irreverent or cliché.
German studio boffins Hatikvah are first up to bat in the remixes, many will know them from their output on labels like Soma, Suol, Cadenza, Vakant, Liebe Detail, Buzzin Fly and Morris Audio to name but a few. Hatikvah take things in a slightly different direction, swinging the beats and unleashing a monstrous filtered bassline, the rawness of the huge bass  is contrasted by delicately scattered keys. The final interpretation, a beefed up danceflloor rendition by Vitalik stalwart Suolade completes the package. Taking things up to a house tempo the chunky beats and uncomplicated melodies are simple but effective.

Robert Owens & Tone Control – Starting With Me (inc James Johnston remix)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2012 by dk

Tone Control return with house music vocal legend, Robert Owens for a steppin’, bass led mantra for the dance floor. Tone Control bring in soulful house star, Sean McCabe on Moog, Rhodes and Organ to complete “Starting With Me”. Working the analogue delays, “Stuck On Loop” is a dark and serious dubbed out excursion. Glaswegian producer, James Johnston has been making big waves for vinyl loving, deep house heads recently – he turns in a heavy chorded, bumpin’ dub remix to complete this new single, the 12th release on Tone Control Music.

Tone Control are Marcus Harris and Simon Finnegan. The British production duo have been progressively releasing their own brand of electronic soul for over 6 years appealing to house music and leftfield DJ’s alike. Following the release of their critically acclaimed “Illusion” single, much lauded by Theo Parrish and Kerri Chandler, the duo have gone on to find wider appeal with their smash “Take Me Away” ft. Adeola Ranson and “Without Your Love” ft. James B. Coleman – remixed by DJ Spinna and played by DJs globally including ‘Lil Louis and Kenny Dope.

Robert Owens has played an instrumental part in defining House Music history. Robert was already DJing in Chicago when he met Larry Heard to form Fingers Inc. with Ron Wilson in 1985. Their output included “Bring Down the Walls”, and the monumental “Can You Feel It”. Robert’s subsequent solo releases, led to the classic “Tears” with Frankie Knuckles & Satoshi Tomiie in 1989. Worldwide chart success followed in the 90’s with “I’ll Be Your Friend”. Robert was cited as “The voice of house music” by Mixmag. Since then Robert has worked with an incredible list of influential artists including Photek, London Elektricity, Sandy Rivera, Coldcut, Quentin Harris, and recently Tevo Howard and Kai Alce to name a few. His recent LP’s for Compost Records demonstrate his continued inspiration and artistic longevity, maintaining his reputation as the man who breathed life and soul into House Music.

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Released 25th June as an Exclusive Traxsource Promo
Released 16th July 2012 on 12” Vinyl
Released 23rd July 2012 on Digital Download from all Major Stores and Dance Specialists

DJ W!ld -Dirty on Cabin Fever May 14th

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2012 by dk

DJ W!LD is the French music maestro infamous for his DC10 residency and tireless work ethic that keeps the dancefloor brimming with infectious weapons. Now he delivers his first album for Cabin Fever.

A year after his debut artist album, Guillaume Duchastel de Montrouge, aka DJ W!LDreintroduces the world to his raw and groovy sound for his second album, ‘Dirty’. A more straight up honest affair, this concoction of late night jacking cuts hypnotise with clever use of sampling – a nod to his penchant for hip hop – vintage feel and well carved beats.

Dirty’ is true to its namesake, a sensual journey that explores desires and primal instincts and finely balances female and male vocals that weave like serpents in the mix. The album opens quietly with the haunting echoes‘W Train’ and ‘Apres La Plage’, saturating the senses in vivid sound. But it’s not until ‘Voyage’ that we feel the real elusive, unpredictable, and truly underground nature of the album. Frequently returning to quiet interludes and unexpected snapshots of mysterious scenes, ‘Dirty’ is cleverly fashioned for indulging in again and again.

With titles such as ‘All I Want Is U’ and ‘In Love’ its easy to see how inspired W!LD is by the power of emotions and female forces in his life. This can be felt in every moment of ‘Dirty’ along with a deep nostalgia capturing a long lost energy of underground dance music in its current.

‘Dirty’ seethes with vigour and isn’t afraid to push buttons. An album created to be played loud (try title track ‘Dirty’ and the sassy ‘Dream Of Me’ for full effect), it is the perfect warm up for late night adventures or early morning carry-ons. Packing more than a punch, W!LD opens the ears to his journeys across dancefloors over the past few years and cements his reputation as a true body mover.

Label: Cabin Fever
Cat no: RKSCD002
Released: Monday May 14th, 2012


  1. W Train (intro)
  2. W Train
  3. Apres La Plage
  4. Voyage
  5. Dream Of Me
  6. All I Want Is U
  7. In Love
  8. Dirty
  9. Ça Scotche
  10. Beats
  11. Ficou Loco
  12. En Route
  13. Remember
  14. Ballade A Asnieres
  15. M!am! W!ce (outro)

DJ W!LD became resident at Circo Loco in 2010 and has since travelled the globe with the brand and spent many lost Mondays at the infamous home in DC10 Ibiza. A fixture on Cocoon bookings, W!LD is renowned in the global electronic network  after years spent honing his skills.

Born in the French town Dijon, he was immersed in a world of funk, disco, and groovy beats in the early 90´s and heavily inspired by his hero Laurent Garnier through his residency at L´Enfer. There was no turning back from this point as he immersed himself in this new coming revolution from Detroit techno and Chicago house.

W!LD relocated to Paris in 1996 and became one of the renowned ‘disc-jockeys’ of the emerging scene. He could be seen at The Palace, the Queen and the Rex and was invited to the famous New York club Twilo. After a brief stint living in Brazil, W!ld became one of the leading DJs in the underground gay scene in Europe, providing soundtracks for fashion shows for Thierry Mugler ,Christian Lacroix, and Vivienne Westwood.

In 2005 he created his own label, Catwash with fellow Parisien Chris Carrier and last year he launched his own personal project, W, which saw the launch of his debut album. W!LD has been remixed by many great talents from the burgeoning music scene such as DJ Sneak, Kerri Chandler, Chris Carrier, Hector Morales, Phil Weeks, Chez Damiez and SIS.

Released on Cabin Fever, a label that is famed for tough and upfront dancefloor classics, ‘Dirty’ was the perfect fit to its sound. This special vinyl only re-edit label has previously released a CD compilation but W!LD delivers its first full artist album.

Back On Track / Nicholas: Nu Groove

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2011 by dk

Young but with a classic touch, the young Italian Nicholas is the perfect culprit to rewind the past two decades of Nu Groove and put them ‘Back On Track’.

Back On Track’ takes a snapshot of a time when house music was putting down roots, its earthy textures raw and engulfing. Nu Groove was at the forefront at that moment in time, pledging its allegiance to a new type of music. Now Needwant revisits its zenith asking the young luminary Nicholas to give his own interpretation on Nu Groove’s classic releases. The sound is intuitive, eager and highly satisfying encompassing the early throws of garage and deep and primal elements of vintage house. Featuring mysterious artists such as Lisa Lee, Equation, and Roqui, names that lack a current identity and have been lost to the vaults of time… until now.

There are few record labels that manage to leave a lasting imprint on the musical landscape and deserve celebration some twenty years on. Then, Nu Groove is unlike other record labels. A record label and musical institution based in New York, Nu Groove was created in the early throws of house music’s birth, 1988 and closing up sometime in 1992. In those four short years the label went on to give the world over one hundred releases. The output was unpredictable, the styling simple and the sound the pure cream of the underground. Never trying to please or adhere to one sound, the music crossed genres like they didn’t exist. It was everything a record label should and shouldn’t have been.

Behind the seminal imprint were two talented twins, Ronnie & Rheji Burrell, who left behind a pop career to join the label and become the creators of the majority of Nu Groove’s catalogue. These two producers almost singlehandedly produced nearly one hundred releases on the label, a task almost unheard of today and another testament to just how different the Nu Groove concept was.

Fast forward to the present and there is a resurgence of the sounds from this time. Classic house music is being replayed by a cross section of new rising contemporary artists from across the board such as Jamie Jones and Julio Bashmore. A younger and fresher audience are finding inspiration from this period, searching back to the era where the sound was simpler. One label keeps emerging in this pursuit is Nu Groove.

‘Back On Track’ is an interpretation on the back catalogue of Nu Groove brought up to date the young Italian native, Nicholas. These tracks are Nicholas’s choices, not driven by rarities (though many are). This is a time capsule, an introduction and an exploration via the ears of Nicholas.

Needwant first discovered the 26 year old Nicholas through his own self styled edits reinventing the classic sounds of the nineties. His innovative use working with the early dawns of house music have led to countless remixes and reedits on many labels. Highlights include the Robert Owens and Mario Basanov remixes for Needwant. His emphasis is on content not technology. Diva samples commanding soul and warm inviting synthesizers breath heavily in his tracks. His track construction gives life to the forgotten energy of the classic house sound and he has slowly but surely been making a deep impression on the current electronic music movement.

Nicolas was inspired by the likes of Romanthony, Pal Joey, Kerri Chandler, Chez & Trent’s Prescription and Nu Groove Records so was an ideal choice for this project. It’s rare for such a young DJ to develop a clearly deep love for classic house music but this comes down to the Red Zone Club in Perugia, Italy, the place where Nicholas first became aware of this music and developed his love for the style.

Nicholas presents the forgotten records from the Nu Groove catalogue on‘Back On Track’ like only he knows how, telling his own story of the early days of house music and keeping the spirit alive for a genre that continues to heavily influence dance music today.


Label: Needwant
Cat no: NEEDCD006
Distribution: Above Board
Released: Monday November 28th, 2011


  1. Lisa Lee – When Can I Call You (Nicholas Dirty Dub Remix)
  2. Bäs Noir – I’m Glad You Came To Me (Nicholas Garage Dub Mix)
  3. N.Y. House’n Authority – Apt1A (Nicholas Witness Remix)
  4. Emjay – Come ‘N Get It (Nicholas Vocal Remix)
  5. Tech Trax Inc. – Tech Trax Inc. (Nicholas House Keys Remix)
  6. K.A.T.O – The Booty Dance (Nicholas Raw Interpretation)
  7. Roqui – I’ve Just Begun To Love You (Nicholas Love Re-Edit)
  8. Basil Hardhaus 2 featuring Burrell – Black Man (Nicholas Black & Proud Mix)
  9. Equation – Domm Domm, Yeah, mm hmm (Nicholas Basement Remix)
  10. Roqui – Set Me Free (Nicholas Vocal Remix)
  11. Houz’ Neegroz – How Do You Love A Black Woman? (Nicholas Fierce Beats Remix)

Album launch party Saturday 12th November at Basing House, London with Nicholas, Robert Owens & Sean Brosnan

We Love… Artist Portraits 01: Mat Playford out July 18th

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2011 by dk

An Ibiza institution and worldwide musical family, We Love… create a new introspective album series for 2011 with their newest resident, Mat Playford at the helm for episode 1. A hybrid take on the traditional album format, ‘Artist Portrait’ spans two discs with the first housing entirely original material and the second a reflection of current musical inspirations. 

The Artist Portrait series aims to exhibit the musical innovation and diversity of We Love’s artists and provide the listener with something more considered than the average compilation mix. The first in the series comes from Mat Playford, a seasoned producer known for his old school approach to production, fervent keyboard skills and deep love of all things analogue. Mat recently constructed a custom-built keyboard and effects machine to showcase his elaborate live set for We Love… an endearing statement to his dedication and enthusiasm.

Disc one features nine original productions from Mat Playford and his alternate guise, Weirdo Police, his duo formed together with co-conspirator Tom Gray. Spanning the past six years of their time in the studio, these spacey creations include star vocalists such as Crazy P’s Danielle Moore (Can’t Reach) and Shelly Poole of Alisha’s Attic fame (Pretty Thing) as well as Mercury Music Prize winner, Talvin Singh on tabla (Kung Fu). A beguiling journey into the heart of Mat’s musical vision, these productions are dreamlike and evocative and sketch out more mature and discerning shades to his infamous previously seen live shows and known material. 

We Love… Artist Portraits 01: Mat Playford

Label: We Love Recordings
Cat no: WLR01
Distribution: Prime
Released: Monday July 18th, 2011


  1. Weirdo Police – Evidence
  2. Weirdo Police featuring Talvin Singh – Kung Fu
  3. Weirdo Police – Alfredo
  4. Weirdo Police featuring Danielle Moore – Can’t Reach
  5. Mat Playford – That Experience
  6. Mat Playford – Transmoog
  7. Weirdo Police – Luca
  8. Weirdo Police featuring Shelly Poole – Pretty Thing
  9. Weirdo Police – Barbican
  10. Weirdo Police – Missed Wish (Mat Playford’s Last Meteor Mix) (Social Problem)
  11. Ford Inc. – Delirium (Throne Of Blood)
  12. Salt City Orchestra – Downtime (Paper Recordings)
  13. Luca C Brigante and Ali love – Different Morals (Mat Playford Super Moon Rework) (Southern Fried)
  14. Joe Morris – Velocity Heights (Social Problem)
  15. Kerri Chandler & Christopher McCray – Heaven (Phil Asher’s Restless Soul Dub) (Mad House)
  16. Pariah – Prism (R&S Records)
  17. Mutiny – Deep Blue / Mason feat Roisin Murphy – Bodecia (Acapella) (Animal Language)
  18. Onionz – Chasing Death (Electric Soul)
  19. Mat Playford and Tim Deluxe – Back 2 The Rocket (Skint)
  20. Mat Playford – Analogue Tear (Intimacy music) / Salt City Orchestra – The Book (Acapella) (Paper Recordings)
  21. Tim Deluxe – Face The Music (Skint)

Mat Playford is a unique entity beholding bags of charisma and a style that shimmers with disco while incorporating the otherworldly dimensions of ambient cuts as well as sharp acidic bleeps and beats. Delivering a Balearic spirit in this project, his familiar intergalactic footprint is still etched throughout. Renowned for a superior level of production, this Artist Portrait only highlights his aptitude and old pop sensibilities while remaining true to his analogue roots.

“The early synth artists Jean Michelle Jar, Giorgio Moroder, Herbie Hancock, and Paul Hardcastle have shaped me – they have so much more feeling and harmonics. The main basis of my sound in the studio is inspired by 80s synths. I have owned over 30 in my time and I´ve had this obsession since I was around 5 years old!” explains Mat of his approach to music. “I think stuff like this runs really deep into your system. They say you don´t have a conscious mind until you’re 7 years of age and up until that point your subconscious is just a sponge sucking up information and influences around you. When I was very young two of my uncles owned crazy keyboards. Also a huge influence was my mother´s dance studio in the early 80s where I actually played the music, both vinyl and tape, in her aerobic classes.”

Mat Playford makes original and frequently obscure choices for disc two including collaborations with close friends and musical peers, Paul Woolford (as Ford Inc) and Tim Deluxe.I didn’t want it to be too obvious, I’m a musical person so I always try to make more considered choices.“ Exclusive tracks on the mix include Mat’s rework of Luca C Brigante featuring Ali Love, Mutiny and Joe Morris, soon to be released on Playford’s own Social Problem label. The result is an elegant and radiant blend, rich in musicality that will stand the test of time. “The compilation came about from Mark Broadbent’s belief in me and my sets at We Love… where I needed to constantly arm myself with new music.”

“Over the past 14 years we have had an incredible amount of talent pass through the doors of We Love… Space. We have dabbled with the now generic mix CDs and ultimately felt dissatisfied with the product due to one reason or another. When Mat Playford approached us with the collection of music that he had been working on I was immediately taken aback due to the fact that the music he now presented me with had only a slight resemblance to music that I had heard him playing on the terrace at We Love… I was sold, I love music in its many different styles and genres and this ticked a few boxes for me personally and showed us a way in which we could release an album giving proper and full support to an artist we believe in.” Mark Broadbent (Musical Director of We Love..Muzic) Summer 2011

We Love… has become Ibiza’s most iconic brand. Welcoming the biggest and most exciting musical talent through the doors of Space in over a decade on the island, it now has hold of the global dance music consciousness spreading its message at some of finest nightspots and festivals of the world. The new Artist Portrait series aims to divulge the musical ethos of the artists that are closest to its heart, reflecting both their work in the studio and persona in the club. Each body of work represents rather than defines the artist’s sound, capturing the essence of that artist’s output and creativity like a portrait at the time of composition.

30th May The loft, london
4th June Throne of blood, London 
12th June We Love.. Space
17th July We Love.. Space
14th Aug Portrait showcase (secret ibiza location)  
28th August SW4 festival (mat playford live set)
11th Sept (Weirdo Police live show)
more TBA