Thursday, 30 September 2010

Focus in on restless souls Phil Asher

You can do it if you focus man..........

01 Wha Blo (Voxdub) (4:44)
02 Wha Blo (Dub) (4:44)
03 Having Your Fun (Extended Inst) (6:04)
04 Having Your Fun (Dego Mix) (6:07)
05 Marvin Is One (Dub)
06 Bassual (Inst) (5:50)
07 Hal (G-Dub) (5:25)
08 Hal (Reggae Dub) (7:25)
09 Never Giving Up (Live Dub 1) (7:16)
10 Spaceship Rocket (Instrumental) (6:00)

Ok so I'm not gonna say much apart from, when was the last you got an Ep and were able to say you could play 8 out of ten tracks (no pun)????? I mean seriously are you kidding!!

Marvin Is One & Spaceship Rocket are my fav's closely followed by Hal (both mixes) and Having Your Fun (Dego Mix). There is something for every party in there, dance floors worldwide can be set alight.....

To Quote Traxsource:

"Phlash is on top form of late, with restless soul's latest releases sitting pride of place in the top of the Traxsource charts. Phil Asher releases here 10 cuts of unreleased instrumental dubby goodness in his latest package - Focus Unreleased Movements LPUnreleased Movements are Ten of the many unreleased Tracks from Phil Asher's Highly Acclaimed 'FOCUS - Sweet & Sour ' Lp. Here you have various Colours of Phil's personality, Tech, Deep, Boogie, House. Except the Dego - 2000 Black remix of Having your Fun, these Tracks have never seen the light of Day. Phil urges you to Slow down your aperature and Get Into FOCUS, or Just Play it LOUD."

Focus - Focus Unreleased Movements LP - - the best House Music WAV and MP3 downloads

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

This Weekends Activities

Mahon "Human E.P." Launch Party @ 3 Blind Mice, Friday 1st October.

Line Up

Live: Mahon

Kyri R2
Swingkid (R2/Sweden)

Time: 20.00 - 1.00
Venue: 3 Blind Mice, 5 Ravey Street EC2
Cost: Free

Who? Who? @ Cargo, Friday 1st October.

Line Up

Jay Hannan
Mathew Bandy
Siemy Di

Time: 21.00 - 3.00
Venue: Cargo, Kingsland Viaduct, 83 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3AY
Cost: Free b4 10pm, £10 after

Phonica 7th Birthday with Virgo, Henrik Schwarz, Four Tet & More @ Corsica Studios, Saturday 2nd October.

Line Up

SPECIAL GUESTS Virgo LIVE !!! (Trax / Rush Hour / Chicago)

Henrik Schwarz LIVE (Innervisions)
Four Tet (DJ set)
John Talabot (Permanent Vacation)
Midland (Phonica / Aus)
+ NEW ADDITION: San Proper (Perlon)

Benedict Bull (Skull Juice),

Time: 10.00pm - 6.00am
Venue: Corsica Studios/ 5 Elephant Road. London SE17 1LB
Cost: £15 presale.

DeepCover presents Fanatix and friend @ Dex Club, Saturday 2nd October.

Line Up

POWDERSOUL (Soulful Beats)
BLUEBOY (DeepCover)

Time: 10.00pm - 6.00am
Venue: Dex Club, 467-468 Brixton Road, London, SW9 8HH
Cost: £8 Ltd advance tickets from or £12 Door.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Generator Magazine brings out PDF archive......

For all my real house dons.... A major present for my readers.

Check out mid-'90s features from the likes of Phil Asher, Move D, Carl Craig, Lil Louis, Larry Heard, Jeff Mills, The Black Dog, Vapourspace, Aphex Twin over at Generator Magazine's archive page.

Just click the magazine below to go to there landing page......

Friday, 24 September 2010

September Top Ten From At One

Click any of the links below to Listen & Download:

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Dj Yellow AKA Alain Ho

Alain Ho, AKA DJ Yellow, will release his latest album, Alienation, next month.

As the founder of Yellow Productions alongside Bob Sinclair, DJ Yellow has released music from artists such as Joe Claussel, Dimitri From Paris, DJ Gregory and François K since the label's inception back in 1993. He is also the man behind Poussez!, the imprint he sent up in 2003 which has housed a number of his own releases in addition to original material from King Britt, D'Julz and Mateo Murphy. Alienation follows on from DJ Yellow's mixed compilation, Paris Session, for Plastic City earlier this summer, and will bring together eight original productions as well as a "Dubfire's Dubstep" re-edit of "1st Step." Intriguing.

01. DJ Yellow's Kontrolling Your Mindz
02. There Are Some Jedi
03. You Think Too Much
04. 1st Step (Dubfire's Dubstep Re Edit)
05. This Is It
06. Lost
07. No More Enemies
08. Hailstorm
09. Melody For H

Plaza In Crowd will release Alienation on October 16th, 2010.

Im definately looking forward to this release, as Yellow has a dope sound about his tracks & remixes. Also his mixes arent for the faint of heart, check out this DEEP house mix gem below.....

Mindz kontrol Ultra (dj yellow & Hitech 2) Radio show by dj yellow / alain ho

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

This Weekends Activities

Artizan Music presents Uptownboogiedown @ East Village, Friday 24th

Line Up

Andreas Saag
Rhythm Plate
Andy Touchfingers
Toby Phickle
Ryan Reid
Lil Dom (Percussion)

Time: 8pm - 3.30am
Venue: East Village, 89 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2
Cost: £6 before 11pm / £8 thereafter (£6 concs all night)

Simply Salacious End Of Summer Party @ Cable London, Friday 24th

Line Up

Neil Pierce
Booker T
Peter Borg
Gary Gee

Time: 11pm - 6am
Venue: Cable London/ 33A Bermondsey Street, London, SE1
Cost: £5 tickets £8 before 12 / More after

Fabric: Sasha, Dj Sneak @ fabric, Saturday 25th

Line Up


Craig Richards


Terry Francis
DJ Sneak


Sascha Dive
Alix Alvarez

Time: 11.00pm - 8.00am
Venue: fabric, 77a Charterhouse St, Clerkenwell, EC1M 3HN
Cost: £18/10(Students/fabricfirst); £8 for all from 4am, £5 from 5am

Buzzin' Fly Autumn Party @ Cable London, Saturday 25th

Line Up

Ewan Pearson
Ben Watt
Jay Shepheard
Chris Woodward

Time: 11:00pm - 6:00am
Venue: Cable London/ 33A Bermondsey Street, London, SE1
Cost: £13 (Adv £7.50-£10)

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

World’s First Vinyl CD

Is it a record, is it a CD? It's both!

In this world of MP3s and digital DJing, it’s ironic that the first innovation in the world of vinyl AND in the world of CDs since, oooh, some time last century is brought to us by a techno DJ/Producer, Jeff Mills. His recent album The Occurrence is not even out as an MP3 – it is only released on a curious vinyl/CD hybrid format.

Of course, for novelty factor this scores 10/10 and for that reason may well be my first vinyl or CD purchase since about 2004. There’s every chance it will be my last ever, too. It’s certainly going to be my first hybrid vinyl/CD purchase! And this vinyl/CD artefact is certainly a novelty of course. Can’t see iTunes quaking in its boots at this new music format though, can you?

But I’m a digital DJ. Why should I buy it?

Apart from ‘cos it ain’t out on MP3, there are a couple of uses I can think of for it, especially if you’re a techno DJ. Just keep this handy 5″ disc in your gig bag with your laptop, controller and headphones, and if you ever experience a system crash half-way through a digital DJ set, you have the choice of two formats to throw onto the club’s existing equipment while you reboot.

Or, if you’re ready to start your digital DJing set but there’s a Dave Double Decks larging it on the club’s equipment, thus making it harder for you to set up, mix this little baby in, throw Dave out of the booth and you’ve got your required couple of minutes of peace to plug your lovely controller and laptop in, ready to start.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Q & A with DAPAYK....

The minimal techno trailblazer explains why he does his own mastering, why we should be aiming for noisier mixes, and why the industry’s obsession with loudness is ruining good tracks.

Dapayk, real name Niklas Worgt, has been producing electronic music since 1993 and in the process has built up an enviable discography, the highlights of which include his minimal-meets-pop collaboration with Eva Padberg that spawned five must-have EPs and two albums, and his acclaimed solo LPs on his own Mo’s Ferry imprint. Having been at the forefront of the minimal techno explosion of the mid-noughties, fostering the growth of three of the most forward-thinking labels (Mo’s Ferry, Rygular and Fenou) and releasing on minimal heavyweights such as Contexterrior, Stil vor Talent, Trapez Ltd and Karloff, Dapayk’s star shows no sign of fading. We caught up with the minimal maverick to hear his thoughts on mastering, compression and the digital/analogue debate.

Loops? Or programming your beats from single hits?

Programming! Loops are fun to play around with and are great for inspiration, but you can’t call yourself a producer if your tracks are solely made using other people’s musical ideas. That said, there are hundreds of ways to make a loop your own by chopping it up, re-pitching it and processing it in unique ways.

What is the key ingredient in a track? Breakdown? Style of production? Bassline?

There is no single ingredient that makes a great track. Nowadays dance music is full of tracks with massive breakdowns. A hit definitely needs one, but tracks that I think of as DJ tools are important too. A quality ‘DJ tool’ track doesn’t have to have a huge breakdown: it can be understated but still never leave the DJ’s box.

When building a track how do you normally work? Do you start with the drums and build from that?

It depends. For club tunes I start by building a percussive groove then build the beat and bassline and see where it takes me. For more traditional song-based projects I invariably start with the melody.

Do you mainly use analogue or digital soft synth sources? Do you think analogue makes a difference?

I use a mix of both. When I have time I love to play with my analogue equipment. I’m not an analogue fetishist but I do think you can hear a difference between analogue kit and plugins: hardware introduces very subtle nuances and noises into the mix. There have been studies conducted to see how people react to completely clean mixes compared to mixes with small amounts of background noise. They found that most people preferred the mixes with background noise.

Any advice on monitoring? Quiet? Loud? Do you prefer flat and boring speakers, headphones or big, phat and chunky monitors?

I used to monitor at loud levels when I first started producing, but when you work in the studio all day every day you learn to turn the volume down pretty fast. My speakers are not actually designed for monitoring electronic music, but they have a wide frequency range and reveal every detail in a mix. When I’m on the road I use Bose Headphones to write and produce. I’ve had them for years and I’m still really happy with them, even though they’re not designed for producing music with.

What are the biggest barriers that new producers face?

The price of quality equipment. Good kit is expensive and it takes time to be able to afford it.

How important do you think it is to have your music mastered commercially? Can you do it yourself as effectively and what tools would you recommend?

I do the mastering for our labels Mo’s Ferry and Fenou, and I also master some of my own tracks. I hugely respect great mastering engineers, but I know the kind of mastering I like and I’m of the opinion that even mastering engineers add their own personal sheen to the tracks they master – whether they do it consciously or not. With enough experience and good equipment you can do a good mastering job yourself.

What’s your opinion on processing the mix bus? Leave it clean or drive it to the extreme?

It’s common at the moment to push busses – and the master – to the extreme. Most people are buying music online and if a track sounds louder than others then the assumption is it must be better. The result of this new standard is a generation of over-compressed tracks with few transients that sound horrible – to my ears at least. It’s also completely pointless: DJs have gain controls on their mixers. To make a track louder all they need to do is nudge up the volume!

What do you believe is the secret to your success as a producer?

I’ve been making records since 1993 and have seen musical styles change hugely. But I’ve always been able to find inspiration in changing genres and find something I love in each one that has informed my own writing and production.

Any advice for aspiring producers out there?

Find your own style and stick with it, even when the genres around you change.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Deetron Interview

Music has always been a constant in Deetron's life. From his childhood listening to his father's Jazz records to his discovery of Hip Hop during his teens and his love of Gang Starr to hearing Todd Terry's productions for the first time and then being mesmerised by E-Dancer's seminal 'Pump Up The Move'. DJing seemd to be a logical step.

Deetron, aka Sam Geiser, was born in Bern, Switzerland and once the turntables became part of his furniture, the gigs started to slowly happen from venues around the country.

Production followed in the late 90s with a track appearing on the now defunct Axodya label (later to become Phont) and then he began an association with legendary Belgium imprint Music Man releasing a string of 12"s and even a Fuse compilation, an honour bestowed on only some of the great techno DJs like Adam Beyer, Dave Clarke, Technasia, Hell, Joris Voorn and others.

The best thing about Deetron is that he is still around, changing and adapting his own style to the new flavours of House and Tech, even incorporating vocalists in his latest productions.

You've seen House/Techno and everything in between over the past 20 or so years? What are your thoughts on where dance music is now?

Because of the new media for music and the amount of releases coming out every week, the scene has become very short-lived. You have to work a lot harder these days in order to stand out and make yourself be heard.

It's really been the past five or so years that has totally turned the industry upside down. Have you embraced the technology and changes?

For sure, most significantly. I changed my setup in the studio. Whereas I used to work with analog equipment mainly up until a few years ago, large parts of my production are digital now. I do sample a lot as well though and the mixdown is still done on a real mixer.

Do you miss the vinyl culture? How do you DJ today?

I'm still in love with vinyl to this day and record shopping is one of my favourtie pastimes when I'm travelling. As far as DJing goes, I am playing vinyl and CDs at the moment. I tested the first ever Final Scratch when it came out a long time ago and recently got a copy of both Traktor Scratch and Serato but I haven't really fallen in love with it. The physical aspect of the media is very important for me and it's just the most spontaneous way for me to DJ.

Have you still got all your records? Have you ever thought about digitizing them?

Some of them are stocked at my parents' place but I still have them all. Those few ones I wouldn't mind getting rid of are worthless anyway so it's not really worth the effort trying to sell them. Also I could never trash a record which I bought either which is a bit neurotic I guess.

Do you ever stop yourself talking about the 'good old days' to people? Do your early days still hold a special place for you?

No, I don't mind too much about what was in the past really. I'm much more interested in what's coming up in the future.

Let's talk about your youth. Your father was a Jazz musician. What a great start to your career? Was your house surrounded with records? Did he encourage you into a musical career?

Yes, it was great having my father's record collection and his taste and knowledge of music around me. Even if I only came to appreciate it when I was in my teens. When I was really young I used to listen to Michael Jackson and Prince as an act of rebellion against my father though. His taste for music was very purist and elitist at that time and he would only let me listen to those things in my own room. He didn't exactly encourage me to work on music but he always supported me in everything I did thankfully.

Did you love Jazz as much as your father and if so what do you like about it?

I only really got into it later on, when I was listening to a lot of House already. We actually even did a record together during that time where he was playing the double bass which was released under the name of Procreation on Compost Records around 2000/2001. The idea of improvisation is very appealing to me.

You delved into Hip Hop in a big way. What got you into that?

We used to go to this community youth club where I grew up and they had turntables and a mixer. In the beginning we were playing Top100 parties up until a friend of mine (he later became Swiss DMC Champ) came up with 'Daily Operation' by Gang Starr. 'Take It Personal' has been my anthem ever since. I still listen to it regularly. It holds the essence of Hip Hop for me.

How big was Hip Hop in Switzerland?

Huge, and it still is very big. We also have a very big Swiss Rap scene.

What did you love about it? It was a good era for it in the early 90s.

It was something completely different, a shock for me almost. Very rythmical and bass-driven music, latently agressive, repetitive and intelligent . The culture as a whole with the four elements fascinated me as well.

How did you get in to 4/4 dance music? Was there one song that changed you?

It actually was a particular song which got me into it completely. I had heard some early stuff by Todd Terry already which sounded like fast Hip Hop to me at the time. I stumbled across a copy of E-Dancer's 'Pump The Move' in a local record shop and I think I must have been jumping up and down for joy at the listening booth.

Chicago House and Detroit seemed to have been a passion. Were there producers that you followed religiously?

I think I own literally every Kevin Saunderson production from his early days and I still follow each release by Carl Craig until today of course.

Tell us about when you started playing out. Why did you want to DJ?

In the beginning I was really fascinated by the Hip Hop DJs and their technical approach to DJing. I was bugging my parents to buy me a 1200, and got them to buy me one eventually. The first time I ever played to a crowd was at the aforementioned youth club and then I started to slowly play gigs all around Bern and Switzerland.

Was the scene thriving in the 90s in Switzerland? Where were you living and playing?

There were a lot of really big warehouse parties and raves going on in the early 90s which would always have a floor dedicated to Techno. The scene became quite big for our music in Switzerland around 95/96 when clubs like Rohstofflager in Zürich opened and started to book international DJs every weekend.

The Swiss are known for their Techno. Why do you do you think that is?

Are they? Well I suppose it's due to the Street Parade and raves in the late 90s and early 00s. And also there are a lot of great producers from Switzerland, like for instance Ripperton, the Drumpoet guys, Jagged etc.

How did you get into production and how were you writing back then?

It just got to the stage that I felt the need to make my own music rather than just playing records. I got hold of an Atari Commodore 64 with a very early version of Cubase on it and a Juno-106 as well as a little mixer and started fooling around with it. A little bit later I got my first 909 and a 101 and started building my own bedroom studio.

Tell us about Phont Music and how your first track came about?

Stefan Riesen, the guy who founded Phont Music, came to the record store I used to run in Bern on a regular basis. He used to run a label called Axodya at that time where he released my first ever track on a compilation with tracks only by artists from Bern.

Music Man is legendary now and you really have been associated with them throughout your career. Why do you think they have lasted so long?

They never really jumped on a certain trend I guess and have quite a clear vision of the music that they want to release.

How has your music changed over the past ten years? What software do you use now?

My music has become more musical, with a lot of vocals as well. I really enjoy working with vocalists. It gives me a lot of inspiration in the production process. I'm using both Cubase and Live at the moment and countless plug-ins as well.

Is there any chance of a new LP in the near future?

I'm currently working on new material for an LP but I am not sure when it will see the light of the day just yet.

Do you still love DJing and what is it about it that you still love?

It's all about the instant interaction with the crowd and the energy that builds throughout a set. It's a great way to test out new material as well and being able to share the music you love with others.

Are there any new producers that you like? New music style that you are getting into?

There's a lot of great music around these days, some really young guys like Kyle Hall or Nicolas Jaar, The Soul Clap guys. I'm into the a lot of the music that people like Shed or Redshape are making as well.

Thursday, 16 September 2010


Checkout this dope article featuring Danny Native, where he reveals a litle about himself and where his music comes from.....

Click article below to enlarge and read....

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

This Weekends Activities

NYMPHYPNOTIK @ Jubilee Nightclub, Friday17th

Line Up


Time: 10pm - 6am

Community presents Moodymann and Floating Points @ Plan B, Saturday 18th

Line Up

Floating Points
Special Guests

Time: 10pm - 6am
Venue: Plan B, 418 Brixton Road, Brixton, London, SW9, UK
Cost: £10 Advance / £12 On the Doors

Digdeep @ The Brickhouse, Saturday 18th

Line Up

Sean McCabe
Pablo Martinez
Joseph Hines

Time: 10:30pm - 3am
Venue: The Brickhouse/ 152c Brick Lane, Shoreditch E1 6RU
Cost: £8 / email: for £5 concs list

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

A wicked little video from Bugge Wesseltoft & Henrik Schwarz + a podcast from Soul Clap...

Music lovers will appreciate this...

Bugge Wesseltoft & Henrik Schwarz at Dancity Festival 2010 from dancity on Vimeo.

The Boston-bred duo provide a soundtrack of mellow grooves for the end of summer.

Get the ladies on the dance floor, and the rest will follow. It's a simple rule. But Soul Clap's Charles Levine and Eli Goldstein understand it better than most. Although funk and jazz were the pair's first respective musical loves, they found a common passion in searching out disco, house and techno records at Boston's Vinyl Connection store, where they were schooled by resident disco connoisseur Caril Mitro.

Itzamna and Airdrop were early supporters, but it's their ongoing hook-up with the Wolf + Lamb crew that was the duo's real tipping point, culminating in a series of edits that housed up the likes of Fleetwood Mac, R. Kelly and Stevie Wonder, which have become staples in their DJ sets. Recently, the duo have released their Action/Satisfaction EP on Crosstown Rebels following a tequila-fuelled session at Damian Lazarus' Los Angeles abode, and when they're not in the studio, they're busy either touring the globe, or in Berlin where they've recently taken up residence.

Right click to download Soul Clap Podcast

Monday, 13 September 2010

Some Lazy Monday Views....

Pete Reilly (Soul Jazz) Interview

Pete Reilly (Soul Jazz) 'Heads Down' Interview from Christopher Tubbs on Vimeo.

Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble

Korg's budget analogue offering

Friday, 10 September 2010

Friends of the blog Friday...

Today i'm featuring some of my friends mixes..... so get downloading.... serious tunage!!!!!

T. Maronie here flexing behind the wheels of steel, with her deep eclectic style... Show them T.

New comer D-Malice but only just new to those unexposed ears.... showing his love for deep/afro house music
D-Malice Ipod Mix by D-Malice

Sashas selection tight as always.... This lady from Tel Aviv loves her House.... An this is always reflected in her mixes..
Summer breeze by sasha3001

Here we have two dope mixes from none other than Sophie Callis... Representing her diverse taste in musical splendours
Broken Mix 1 by Sophie Callis

Gypsy Beatz by Sophie Callis

Here we have Marcia Carr, showing you why she has played alongside some of the greats, with a dope selection of grooves...

This ones for my deeper comity, hard and edgy A-Plus delivers the goods

Oke serves us a bunch of homemade special brew, full of his own personal edits.......

Thursday, 9 September 2010

We Play House Recordings Mix

Download: We Play House Recordings Mix
(right click + save as)
Filesize: 88.8 MB
Length: 01:01:43

A mix courtesy of We Play House Recordings boss Red D. A one-take mix with vinyl and some CDs, it includes released and unreleased material from the label as well as a few other gems from WPH sister label Lany Music, Traum, Djax-Up and more.


Sebastien San - Pulsation
Luv Jam - Black Moon (San Soda’s Blame Red D For The Vocal Chords Remix)
Deymare - Talkin About That (San Soda & Gratts Boo To Boe Recordings Refusal Remix)
San Soda & Just Nathan - Wasmachine
Miss Djax - Acid Music
Humandrone - Rude Low
Freddy Fresh - Barogue
Raoul Lambert & Nacho Marco - Cinnamon Dreams
San Soda - Middelmatig in 1993
San Soda - Birdies That Fly
Klangmodule - Konsonanz (FCL Remix)
Nathan Fake - Dinamo
Maxim Lany - This Nostalgic Feeling

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

This Weekends Activities

Inspiration Information @ East Village, Friday 10th.

Line Up

Jazzanova - DJ set by Juergen von Knoblauch

Patrick Forge

DJ Renegade
Demetrios Boogie

Plus a 'Human Beatbox Battle! hosted by D-LO

Time: 9pm - 4am
Venue: East Village, 89 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2
Cost: £5 b4 11pm £8 After

?uestlove @ East Village, Saturday 11th.

Line Up

?uestlove (3 Hour Set)
Spin Doctor (The Doctor's Orders)
Eric Lau (Ubiquity)

& in the “Breaks Lounge”
Mr Thing (Extended Players)
DJ Lok
Chris P Cuts &
Deke Evergreen

Time: 9.00pm - 3.00am
Venue: East Village, 89 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2
Cost: £10 in adv M.O.T.D.

Construction Party W. Benji B, Simbad, Andy Blake, Stuart Patterson @ 22-26 Farringdon Lane, Saturday 11th

Line Up

Benji B
Andy Blake
Stuart Patterson
Orin Walters (Bugz in the Attic)
Dan Beaumont (Disco Bloodbath)
Spin Doctor
The Secret Order
Mr Shiver.

Time: 9pm until 6am
Venue: 22-26 Farringdon Lane, 2-26 Farringdon Lane, EC1 R 3AJ
Cost: £5 before 10pm or after 3am, otherwise £8

Get Together @ Market Place, Saturday 11th

Line Up

Kyri R2
T. Maronie (Ladybugz)
+ Guests

Time: 9pm until 2am
Venue: 21-13 Market Place, London W1W 8AH
Cost: FREE

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Loudness wars: A mastering engineer's plea

This is something that you MUST LEARN, if you produce music........ Please watch.....

Senior mastering engineer Greg Calbi of New York's Sterling Sound makes an impassioned plea for the industry to stop shouting at their listeners by requesting music be released as loud as possible.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Roy Matthews (Vinyl Factory) Interview

After I had a lot of good feedback on my how vinyl is made post, I thought I'd hit you with a little knowledge. I found this interview by Chris Tubbs with Roy Mattews on vinyl plants....

Roy Matthews is a legend in the field of vinyl record production, an engineer who’s spirited passion for vinyl is literally mapped into the tireless, steaming presses that produce the finest records in the UK at Vinyl Factory, the ex EMI pressing plant just outside London.

Roy’s been working in his field for 45 years; it’s probably fair to say that what the man doesn’t know about vinyl production isn’t worth knowing. Here we talk about what makes a great pressing, Roy dispenses some great advice to young label upstarts and I get a tour of the factory. Enjoy!

Roy Matthews (Vinyl Factory) Interview from Christopher Tubbs on Vimeo.

Friday, 3 September 2010

This Saturday, LOST present spacebase

Now we all love a bit of Plastic People and this Saturday there is going to be no exception to that rule......

The quote from Mr Asher himself reads:

"its gonna be hot.......Steve & I havent played together for more than 10 years, the music policy is Everyting"

Plastic People say:

"Experience alternative sets from Steve Bicknell and Phil Asher, featuring selective material from back in the day alongside their own take on future classics, in an intimate surrounding!"

Now everyone knows when there are no rules & a Phlash this equals good times...... so make sure you come join us...

LOST presents spacebase @ Plastic People, SATURDAY 4th SEPTEMBER.

Line Up


Time: 22.00 - 03.00
Venue: PLASTIC PEOPLE, 147 Curtain Rd EC2
FURTHER INFO: 020 7791 0402 -

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Some Interesting Reads, Views and Audio....

Roland have announced the arrival of a new model in their Juno range, the JUNO-Gi.

Following in the hallowed footsteps of the 106, 6 and 60, the JUNO-Gi comes sporting 1300 on board sounds, an eight-track digital recorder and a built-in audio interface. Roland are leaning heavily on the idea of this being a "mobile synthesizer" and as such have built the Gi with a lightweight body and battery-power compatibility. Other key features include on-board effects, "tone category" buttons for sound library navigation and 192 hours worth of recording time thanks to a SDHC card slot. A copy of the Cakewalk Sonar 8.5 LE software also comes bundled with the package.

Roland will release the Juno-Gi in October, 2010 at a recommended retail price of $1,199.

A few videos of Kink in the studio...

bagelboy & sarah winton - got milk (pure love) - wehkahs summerlove remix - raw/umastered by wehkah

Afronaut Golpe Tuyo Calinda Simbad Remix 2004 Coop by simbad

CBLS 063 by compost

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

This Weekends Activities

Who? Who? @ Cargo, Friday 3rd September.

Line Up

Matthew Bandy

Time: 20.00 - 03.00
Venue: Cargo; Kingsland Viaduct, 83 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3AY
Cost: £10, Free before 10.30

Detour Boat Party 2010 @ Festival Pier, Saturday 4th September.

With free afterparty at the Southwark Rooms until 4am

Line Up

Floor one
House music all night long
Mark Masters
Dave Coleman
Ryan Wicks
Sly T
Neil Robinson

Floor two
Deep, Soulful and Delicious House
Neil Davies
Ben Tidy
Simon Boi

Percussion from Beats Devyne

Time: 18.00 – 23.00
Venue: Festival Pier
Cost:Tickets £25 including free entry to the after party.