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CLOSE -Getting Closer

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2013 by E.N.

getting-closer
Within the world of electronic music, Will Saul is perhaps best known for Aus Music and Simple Records, the labels he set up and has A&Red for over a decade. Between them there have been over 100 vinyl releases from the influential likes of Joy Orbison, Carl Craig, Pearson Sound, Scuba and Actress, as well as EPs that helped to break upcoming talents like Bicep, Dusky, Midland and George FitzGerald. As well as releasing a constant stream of on-point remixes and 12”s throughout his career, Will is also an experienced DJ who honed his trade as resident for 3 years at London’s legendary The End before it closed in 2009. Since then, he has continued to play across the globe at influential night spots like fabric in London, Club Eleven in Tokyo, Chinese Laundry in Australia and Berlin’s famed Berghain.

Getting Closer will be Will’s first full-length album since Space Between, released under his given name back in 2005. He has slowly and anonymously leaked CLOSE material into the public sphere over the last 12 months; including remixes of Fink, Little Dragon and Hotflush boss Scuba. The alias was initially conceived in order to release music that would be judged on merit alone, rather than on the name to which it was attached, but following great reactions was increasingly difficult to keep secret. Proceeded mid April by first single ‘Beam Me Up’ Feat. Charlene Soraia and Scuba (with remixes by George FitzGerald, Hercules and Love Affair and Scuba) the album marks a big evolution in Saul’s sound, leaning away from bass and house and more toward a world of dark yet idyllic pop.

Artist: CLOSE
Titel: Getting Closer
Label: !K7
Cat No: K7309CD
Format: CD & Digital
Release Date: 03.06.2013

01 I DIED 1000 TIMES feat. Charlene Soraia & October
02 OSCAR
03 MY WAY feat. Joe Dukie (Tanner Ross & Slow Hands Remix)
04 CUBIZM
05 BORN IN A ROLLING BARREL feat. Tikiman, October & Appleblim
06 TIME FADES
07 WALLFLOWER feat. Fink
08 FUTURE LOVE
09 BEAM ME UP feat. Charlene Soraia & Scuba
10 INSIDE

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

Ben Westbeech – There’s More to Life Than This+I Need Dollar (Fiver) – Aloe Blacc Cover (VIDEO)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2011 by E.N.


Ben Westbeech releases his new album – 12th of September

Singer, songwriter, DJ and producer Ben Westbeech follows up to his 2007 debut album, Welcome To The Best Years Of Your Life, with the mythical second album, titled There’s More To Life Than This. The album was recorded over the past 12 months in Berlin, New York, London, Bristol, Munich, Stockholm and Stuttgart featuring a superb line-up such as Motor City Drum Ensemble, Redlight, Georg Levin, Chocolate Puma, Midland, Soul Clap and Henrik Schwartz.

Reflecting on the record Ben says “I feel like I’ve got my spark back, like I’ve found myself – I feel excited about music again.”

The end-result is a soulful, house music-inspired summer gem well worth the wait.

Tracklist
01. The Book feat. Georg Levin
02. Something For The Weekend feat. by Danny J Lewis
03. Falling feat. Lovebirds
04. Same Thing feat. Chocolate Puma
05. Justice feat. Motor City Drum Ensemble
06. Stronger feat. Midland
07. Inflections feat. Henrik Schwarz
08. Sugar feat. Redlight
09. Let Your Feelings Show feat. Georg Levin
10. Butterflies feat. Rasmus Faber
11. Summer’s Loss feat. Rasmus Faber

Bristol In:Motion Presents 2011 Series

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2011 by E.N.

Line Up
Featuring: Rusko, Jamie XX, Toddla T, Pearson Sound, Andy C, Pinch, Jamie Jones, Heidi, Soul Clap, Floating Points, Joker, Midland, Scratch Perverts, Henrik Schwartz, Maya Jane-Coles, Crazy P – live, Martyn, 2562, Ms Dynamite, Elijah & Skilliam, Pinch, Darksky
Details
Date: Sat 01st Oct, 2011
Time: 10pm – 6am
Location: Motion Skate Park, 74 Avon Street, Bristol
Price: Various

Tickets
 Bristol In Motion

The new jewel in Bristol’s crown, Motion re-opens its doors in October for another season of the highly-charged and hugely loved ‘In:Motion’ series.  Still reeling from the success of last year’s sell-out autumn events, 2011 sees them come back bigger, better, stronger, louder with the hottest electronic acts of the moment gracing the infamous Bristol ramp skate-park, turned rave haven. 
2010 marked the birth of the In:Motion series when the Bristol based promoter team joined forces with the countries most esteemed music brands, bringing with them the finest talent of the underground music scene to the West Country. Creating a succession of unparalleled parties, each one delivered a mind-blowing night of sensational sounds and immaculate production placing In:Motion firmly on the musical map.   As a slew of fresh and talented artists continue to bubble up from the beating heart of Bristol such as Julio Bashmore, Redlight, Eats Everything, Baobinga, Waifs & Strays, Bowski, just the last year alone, the city continues to draw attention and attract producers and DJs from outside. Everyone wants a piece of the sounds and skills that are evolving in the West Country’s musical.
Bristol’s renowned musical heritage, coupled with the strongest brands in the country has resulted in some of the most highly innovative and respected musical programming out there. Those who’ve devastated the Motion dance-floor last year, triumphantly return: Hospitality, BLOC, Annie Mac Presents, Bugged Out!, Run and local heavy-hitting party starters Shit The Bed and Just Jack who collectively brought with them High Contrast, Claude Vonstroke, Simian Mobile Disco, Jamie Jones, DMZ and Joy Orbison.  Joining the In:Motion fold for the first time bringing more interstellar acts to the table throughout the autumn season, we welcome Hessle Audio, FWD Rinse, Field Day Night, Jamie XX, local boys Futureboogie XL, Blowpop and Invisible Circus.
As a venue Motion is carving itself out to be one of the most exciting and unrivalled clubs around. Now nearing festival-calibre this year, they expand into yet more areas of the huge sprawling skate park creating a warren of separate spaces all hosting their own unique party. The raw confines bore witness last year to the magic of man of the moment Seth Troxler in the main Skate Park, Roska and Untold in the Tunnel, Tensanke lighting things up in The Cave with the addition of the stunning Waterside Terrace providing the perfect backdrop. Now with things 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, you can let yourself get lost in Motion’s wondrous world of entertainment and outstanding music. Check out everything that Bristol has to offer on RA’s Real Scenes series HERE

Seconds out, round 2. Further announcements and line-ups to follow.

Download: FACT mix 185 – Midland

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2010 by E.N.

Midland takes charge of  185th FACT mix.

The up-and-coming producer/DJ announced his arrival earlier this year with the ‘Your Words Matter’ 12″, a collaboration with his friend Ramadanman released on Will Saul’s Aus Music label. This was followed by Play The Game, a four-track EP on Phonica Records that really showcased the breadth of his sound. Midland makes warm, tensile house and techno, but the narrative shape of his tracks and his regular deployment of fragmented, ethereal vocal snippets betray the influence – conscious or otherwise – of dubstep individualists Burial, Pangaea and Joy Orbison.

If his epic 23-track FACT mix is anything to go by, our man also draws inspiration from much further afield. It’s packed with unreleased material, including Midland originals ‘Shelter’, ‘Hub’ and ‘Dead Eyes’, together with his remix of Caribou’s ‘Sun’ and cheeky re-edits of Washed Out and Massive Attack, and Appleblim & Ramadanman’s immense, forthcoming ‘Void 23′. There’s also classic house from Kerri Chandler, shark-eyed minimal from Arnaud Le Texier  and DJ Koze, plus recent cuts from Space Dimension Controller, Workshop, 6th Borough Project and a special edit of Boards Of Canada exclusive to this mix.

Download: FACT mix 185 – Midland
(Available for three weeks)


Tracklist:
1. Boards of Canada – Corsair -  Warp  (Hyde park field recording)
2. Matthew Dear -  Honey -  Ghostly International
3. Midland feat. Anywayawana – Hub – Unreleased
4. Al Green – Truth n time – The Right Stuff Records
5. Space Dimension Controller – BBD Alignment  – Royal Oak
6. Boards of Canada – Olson – Warp (Midland Re Edit – FACT Version)
7. Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy (Nellee Hooper Instrumental Remix – Midland Rearrangement) – Wild Bunch
8. Ron Deacon – Untitled B2 – Workshop
9. Rainer Trueby – Ayers Rock – White
10. Loot – Dollkraut – Doppelschall Records
11. Washed Out – You’ll see (Midland Re- edit) – Unreleased
12. Roberto Rodruigez – I Got – Forthcoming Fina Records
13. Archie Bronson Outfit – Chunk (6th borough project remix) – Domino
14. El Txef A – She Kissed Me first (Minilogue Hypno Remix) – Forthcoming Hypercolour
15. Mathias Kaden – Kawaba (Dj Koze’s Kosi-san Remix) – Vakant
16. Adultnapper & Big Bully – Low point on high ground – Simple Records
17. Sideshow – Scary Biscuits (John Tejada Remix) – Aus Music
18. Midland – Dead Eyes – Forthcoming This is Music
19. Terrence Dixon (Arnaud Le Texier remix) – Change – Children of Tomorrow
20. Ramadanman & Appleblim – Void 23 – Forthcoming Aus Music
21. Midland – Shelter – Forthcoming Aus Music
22. Kerri Chandler – Fortran (Argys Legendary Bonus Beats) – Deeply Rooted House
23. Caribou – Sun (Midland Remix) – Unreleased

http://www.factmag.com

Ramadanman and Midland -Your Words Matter / More Than You Know (Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2010 by E.N.

Ramadanman and Midland partner up for their first joint EP Your Words Matter / More Than You Know on Aus Music. Together they produce a truly innovative sound fusing the sounds and vibes of classic house and garage with the sub frequencies and aesthetics of dub step to create something completely fresh.

        Tracks

Preorder

You Can Preview at xlr8r also here

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