Thursday, 29 March 2012

Festival 24: Get Your Tickets

Festival 24 @ Littlecroft, 2 June 2012

Line Up

Very Special Guest - TBA
The Martinez Brothers (Objektivity)
Subb-an (Crosstown Rebels)
Robert James (Hot Creations)
Eats Everything (Hypercolour)
Culoe De Song (Innervisions/Soulistic music)
Rocco (Realtone Records)
Manoo (Realtone Records)
Zepherin Saint (Tribe Records)
Bugz in the Attic
Wbeeza (Third Ear Recordings)
Ethyl (Secret Agency)
Tomoki Tamura (Holic-Music)
AphroDisiax (Gavin Peters & Sy Sez)
At One
Dominique Danielle (Rinse FM)
Leon Paul (Nyumba Deep)
Lady T
D Pressure (Project Minimal)
Jessica Rabbit (SLeeP)
Able (Rinse FM)
La DJ Petite
Rufus! (Sunday West)
Khyan (Broadcite)
One Ohm
Luke Anderson
Danny Mowe
Kieron Kruz

***Limited £30 tickets can currently be purchased by calling one of our agents on 07515 034 684 (N, W & S Ldn) / 07961 822 924 (E Ldn) / 07903 392 858 (N London & Essex). £40 tickets are now on sale by loggin on to the website (***

Festival 24 is the latest edition to your essential summer calendar. The twenty four hour electronic music festival will make its debut this year, in the rural setting of Radlett, Hertfordshire. The philanthropic organisers are using the launch of the festival to raise awareness and money for the ‘Just for Kids Law’ charity, aimed at helping young people in difficulty.

Broken beats, Afro, Deep, Tech, Minimal, Japanese and Soulful house form the line- up delivering a collective of music that reflects the team’s love of the genre. A passion for music is at the core of this intimate event and the eclectic mix of house sounds inspired by a diverse selection of cultures, creates its own niche.

The artists headlining the 24 hour music marathon illustrate an assortment of talent from the ever evolving genre, promising performances that will captivate the audience. The beautifully rustic backdrop makes the perfect location for festival revellers to completely absorb the essence of house music, while soaking up the summer sun.

With a fully stocked bar, fresh food and a 24 hour music marathon, the event offers the complete package for festival goers. Join us and be a part of the Festival 24 experience from the very beginning!

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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

This Weekends Activities

M.I.A & Uplifted Present.... Gavin Peters & Mark Radford @ Inigo Bar, Friday 30th.

Line Up

GAVIN PETERS (Aphrodisiax)
MARK RADFORD (Audio Rehab/ Rinse Fm)
JASON LEE WARD (Select UK/ Uplifted)
ALVIN DEE (House With Rhythm)

Time:  10pm - 4am
Venue: Inigo Bar & Club, 642 Wandsworth Road, Clapham, SW8 3JW
Cost: £5 Tickets

Red Bull Music Academy presents Kerri Chandler & San Soda @ Plan B

Line Up

Kerri Chandler - 7 Hour Set (Madhouse, US)
San Soda (FCL, We PLay House, BE)

Time:  10pm - 6am
Venue: Plan B/ 418 Brixton Road, Brixton, London, SW9 7AY
Cost: £8/£/10/£12

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Take a tour of Todd Edwards' studio

The revered US garage producer talks on camera to Scion AV about his love for the Akai S6000 and Juno-106 in addition to his general approach to the production process.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Balance 21 Mixed by Nic Fanciulli

Nic Fanciulli has mixed Balance 21, due for release in May. 

The package shows two different sides of the Saved Records boss: the DJ and the label head. Disc one is full of deep and melodic house music, with Fanciulli having edited each track in an effort to lend the mix a greater coherence. Some of the artists included? Maya Jane Coles, Joris Voorn and Omar-S to name but a few. The second mix is more of a tech house affair with all of the tracks pulled from the Saved catalog including productions from Philip Bader, Robert Dietz and Fanciulli himself. Though many of these tracks come from the imprint's earlier years, there is also fresh material from some of the newer artists on the roster including Clio, &ME and Mark Fanciulli. 

CD 1
01. Luca & Bruno - Raindrops Intro 
02. Maya Jane Coles - Something in the Air
03. SIS - Break Down 
04. DifferentME - Back To Tomorrow
05. Iron Curtis - Goma
06. Eastmen - U Dig (Cassy & Chris Carrier Remix)
07. Jae B - Vibe
08. NTFO, Rhadow - Roots
09. Franck Roger, Mendel Turner - After All
10. Oscar Offerman - Only My Shorts
11. &ME - Purple Rain
12. Ray Okpara feat. Obi Jazz - Bounce To This 
13. And.Id - Need For Chicago 
14. SLG - I Love You But I’ve Chosen Disco (Feat. Smolny)
15. Joris Voorn - Spank The Maid
16. Nic Fanciulli - Movin' On
17. Pol_On - Heavy Rain 
18. Lovebirds - The Beast 
19. Quell - Joy
20. Ricardo Villalobos, Jay Haze - Fenlow (Haze's 2011 Re-Rub)
21. Efron, Piek - Vous Etes Fou 
22. Anonym - If Every Day Was A Sunny Day 
23. Humano - Life
24. Vernon Bara, Igor Vincente - Don't Feel No Way 
25. Martin Eyerer, Glimpse - Southern Soul (Jay Shepheard Remix)
26. Marco Basanov - Up 
27. Omar S - Here’s Your Trance Now Dance

CD 2 
01. Gianni Callipari - Whybee 
02. Simon Baker & Robert James - All Of A Sudden 
03. Guti, Livio & Roby - We Are 
04. Samu.l - Forgiven 
05. Mark Broom - Jackpot (Robert James Remix) 
06. Subb-an - This Place 
07. Philip Bader, Andrea Oliva - Girls 
08. Emerson Todd - Haere Mai 
09. &ME - Matters 
10. Robert Dietz - Bingo Wings 
11. Nic Fanciulli, Stacey Pullen - Limmo (Robert Dietz Remix) 
12. Philip Bader - Amir Loves You (Nic Fanciulli & Davide Squillace Remix) 
13. Clio - Bad Boy 
14. Harvey McKay - Showface (Acapella) 
15. Alex Tepper - Feng Shoe 
16. Boris Ross & Jeff Moore - Golden Dreams 
17. Nic Fanciulli - Wild 
18. Loco Dice - Definition (Nic Fanciulli Remix) 
19. Winx vs. Nic Fanciulli - Don't Laugh (2012 Remix) 
20. Clio - Mister Nice 
21. Nic Fanciulli, Rolando - The Test (Paul Ritch Funky Mix) 
22. Radio Slave - Grindhouse (Nic Fanciulli Remix) 
23. Hollen, Pirupa - Black Fusion 
24. Nic Fanciulli, Gary Beck - Hear Me Out (Nikola Gala Remix) 
25. Chiapet - Westworld (Skylark Remix) 
26. Mark Fanciulli - Sacrifice

Balance Music will release Balance 21 on May 7th, 2012.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

This Weekends Activities

Long Set @ East Village, Friday 23rd March.

Line Up

Basement / ''LONG SET''
Tomoki Tamura
Bruno Balbino

Upstairs  / BUNKER 194
& Guest Lookleft & Bearight

Time: 9pm - 3:30am
Venue: East Village/ 89 Great Eastern St, London, EC2A 3HX
Cost: £5 before 11pm, £7 after

WetYourSelf! With..Roman Flügel @ fabric, Saturday 23rd.

Line Up

Roman Flügel (Dial)
Peter Pixzel
Jacob Husley

Time: 11.00pm - 6.00am
Venue: fabric/ 77a Charterhouse St, Clerkenwell, EC1M 3HN
Cost: £5 Advance Tickets/ £7 Students/fabricfirst

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Deniz Kurtel's second LP: The Way We Live

Wolf + Lamb will release the sophomore album from Deniz Kurtel on June 4th.

The Way We Live sees the Turkish-born artist engage in a collaboration on each of its 12 tracks. Wolf + Lamb's Gadi Mizrahi is the most frequent guest, appearing four times under his own name and once as one half of Wolf + Lamb. San Fran trio PillowTalk appear three times throughout, while further members of the "Marcy All Stars"—Soul Clap, Tanner Ross, Thugfucker, Voices of Black—further colour the record. There's also a hook-up with Art Department's Kenny Glasgow on the track "Don't Wanna Be."

Stylistically, its unclear as to what type of sounds Kurtel explores on The Way We Live, although something in the vein of her 2011 debut for Crosstown Rebels, Music Watching Over Me, which traded in smoky, pop-tinged deep house, is to be expected.


01. I Knew This Would Happen with Tanner Ross feat. Pillowtalk

02. You Know It's True with Gadi Mizrahi

03. Love Triangle (Instrumental) with Wolf + Lamb

04. The Way We Live with Gadi Mizrahi

05. Hypocrite with Gadi Mizrahi

06. Right On with Gadi Mizrahi feat. Michael Franti

07. Don't Wanna Be with Kenny Glasgow

08. Safe Word with Soul Clap feat. Navid Izadi

09. Wake Me Up with Pillowtalk & Thugfucker

10. Blackness with Pillowtalk & Thugfucker

11. Thunder Clap with Voices Of Black

12. The Beat Drops with Tanner Ross feat. Jules Born

Wolf + Lamb will release The Way We Live on June 4th, 2012.

Monday, 19 March 2012


This account of Detroit techno’s origins and evolution is close to definitive, thanks to the impressive array of talking aheads assembled – among them Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Richie Hawtin, Keith Tucker, Kenny Larkin, Electrifyin’ Mojo, Jeff Mills, Carl Craig and Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

This Weekends Activities

Tief presents Diynamic Label Night London @ Corsica Studios, Friday 16th.

Line Up

Stimming (live)
David August

Time:10.00pm - 6.00am
Venue: Corsica Studios/ 5 Elephant Road. London SE17 1LB
Cost: £10/13/15/17, MOTD

Aphrodisiax presents Jimpster & Huxley @ Plan B, Saturday 18th.

Line Up

AphroDisiax [Gavin Peters & Sy Sez]

Time: 10pm - 6am
Venue: Plan B/ 418 Brixton Road, Brixton, London, SW9 7AY
Cost: £5 - £15

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Chez Damier speaks on the early UK scene

The veteran producer sits down to discuss on camera his first experiences of London clubbing ("we did about six clubs in one night") and why he doesn't know what techno is.

Simmer present Chez Damier from Simmer London on Vimeo.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Sound Design in Native Instruments Kontakt

In this video tutorial, Dubspot Electronic Music Production and Sound Design instructor Evan Sutton demonstrates loop slicing and resampling in Native Instruments’ Kontakt 5.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

New Crosstown Rebels Offering: Amirali

This May, Crosstown Rebels will release the first album by new arrival Amirali. 

Damian Lazarus is known for his A&R acumen, and Amirali is the latest artist he's thrust into the spotlight. The Iranian-Canadian producer hadn't put his name to any recorded material until earlier this year, when Crosstown Rebels released Beautiful World, the single extraction from the upcoming album. According to a press release, Lazarus was on the hunt for something more "alternative" when he stumbled across Amirali, and it shows—In Time is a hard-to-categorize medley of house, downtempo and avant-pop, often led by the artist's own brooding vocals. Amirali will support the album with a string of live performances throughout the spring, including dates at Get Lost in Miami and Lovebox in London. 

01. The Harmonious Song
02. Missing
03. Just an Illusion
04. Painting on a Canvas
05. Last Words
06. Midnight Train
07. My Way
08. Beautiful World
09. Whisper
10. No Doubt
11. Hear Me
12. Story of Us
13. The Sounds of My Life

Crosstown Rebels will release In Time on May 14th, 2012.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

This Weekends Activities

Love Hate Season 1 @ Egg, Friday 9th.

Line Up

ROOM 1 (Holic):
AGENT (Desolat/ Germany)
Tomoki Tamura (Holic)
Jon & Leon (Vague)
Hiroki Shiga

ROOM 2 (Stun London& DnB Flashback Edition):
Mampi Swift
Bryan Gee
Lady V Dubz
Fuzion Uk
Senor Floss
Nic Thorne
+ many more

Time: 10:00pm - 6:00am
Venue: Egg/ 200 York Way, Kings Cross. London. N1. England
Cost: £10 Door // £8 Early bird

Audio Whore Presents - Karizma & Live PA @ THAT CLUB, Saturday 10th.

Line Up

Room 1
WBEEZA (Third Ear Recording)

KISMET/w TIPPA (Exclusive Circle set)
CARLOS ARIES/w GEMINI (Destination House)
MANIO (House Hunting)
FUNK MOB (Simply House)

Time: 11.00PM - 6:00AM
Venue: The House And Terrace338 Tunnel Avenue, London SE10 0PF
Cost: Limited £10 Early Bird Tickets. £15 Thereafter VIP TICKETS @ £25 WITH QUEUE JUMO AND VIP AREA ACCESS. More On The Door.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Antibalas Retrospective Mix by Martín Perna

Formed in 1998, the Brooklyn-based music collective Antibalas has shared its dynamic afrobeat and funk sound to thirty-five countries and over 1000 performances. From humble beginnings in Brooklyn block parties and community benefits, Antibalas has since been featured at prestigious festivals including Coachella, Glastonbury, Montreux, Newport Jazz, and at venues from Rikers Island to Carnegie Hall.
Drawing on musical lineages steeped in jazz, funk, Afro-Caribbean, and West African music, Antibalas is widely recognized for its mastery of and innovation in the afrobeat musical form created in the early 1970s by Nigerian composer/activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
Recently, Antibalas opened 2009 at Carnegie Hall, as part of the Tibet House Benefit. After performing original material, they backed Grammy-winning Beninoise singer Angelique Kidjo and Vampire Weekend. Later that month, Antibalas met the Roots head-to-head in the Red Bull Soundclash in Boston. In June 2009, the two bands joined forces with Public Enemy to recreate the classic album “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back” live at the Roots Picnic in Philadelphia. The horn section joined the Roots twice that summer on NBC’s Jimmy Fallon show with Public Enemy and Paul Simon.
In early 2010, the group made its first trip to Australia and New Zealand, performing at major rock, world music, and arts festivals as well as a cabaret show with DJ Gilles Peterson. In July 2010, Antibalas will tour the west coast, including a performance at Reggae on the River, coinciding with the rerelease of their “Who Is This America” album on Ropeadope, and a limited-edition 12” vinyl release of new material.
Antibalas members have also been at the heart of the Tony award-winning Broadway musical FELA! Born as a series of workshops with choreographer Bill T Jones in late 2006, several Antibalas musicians, including Aaron Johnson (musical director) and Jordan McLean (assistant musical director), and Stuart Bogie have helped create what associate producer Questlove has called “The most uncut funk production ever!” After a triumphant off-Broadway run, the show launched on Broadway in November 2009 at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, with Jay-Z, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith as executive producers, attracting a cavalcade of stars including Oprah Winfrey, Madonna, Sting, Robert deNiro, and Toni Morrison.
Antibalas musicians can been seen and heard with major artists across genres. Members of the group teamed up with the Dap Kings to create the grooves for Amy Winehouse’s multi-platinum “Back to Black” album and continue to work with producer Mark Ronson. The horn section is featured prominently on albums by TV on the Radio, Medeski, Martin and Wood, and won a Grammy for their work on Angelique Kidjo’s “Djin Djin” album. The group has also performed live with a diverse group of artists including Burning Spear, Baaba Maal, Sinead O’Connor, Gomez, and members of the FELA show.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Huxley video interview on finding his sound

The UK house producer talks on camera about the success of recent tracks like "Shower Scene" and "Let It Go" and what it took to reach this creative head space.

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Thursday, 1 March 2012


Franck Roger is a vinyl supremo, a crate digger of the highest order and a huge house music fan. A DJ since the 90's, he's head of the Realtone records label and runs his music business out of his Paris home.  Come this Saturday March 3rd, he's heading to London to play the Melt 4 event alongside Ripperton, Arnaud Le Texier and more at a secret warehouse location ahead of his next release on the Circus Company label and we grabbed a chat with him about releases, the art of DJ'ing and his ultimate collaborations.
Hi Franck! Hows it going? Where are you in the world right now?  I'm fine, well for now I'm in Paris in the studio.

You’ve just put out the latest release on your imprint Real Tone Records, how did the collaboration with Terence :Terry: come about for the This Is Now EP?  
It comes first of all from a long time friendship. Terry and me get back together in Madrid last year in his studio for two days, then we did Beaucoup la Fete in his studio, then he came back to Paris few month after then we created Hustling People in one afternoon and This Is Now has been worked between Madrid and Paris.  That was fun to work like that , exchanging ideas through skype, exchanging also our feedback from the crowd reaction when we played them in our club gigs.  Yeah, it was a good experience.
In regards to production what is it about working with other artists that inspires you?  I'm not used to working with many producers, when it comes to collaborate it's with an artist or mostly a friend that I have a feeling or a singer, like Mandel Turner that is a 15 years old good friend of mine but we took time to hang in the studio because of each ones life and schedule, so it's first of all a friendship approach, after that I got no ego, I'm open, music is made to be shared.
Can you name your top three artists you would love to work with and why?  Hard question!  Let's say I'd like to exchange my horizons with Joe Claussell one time in my life in the studio for his worldwide vision on the music, Quincy Jones for the Magic but impossible [laughs], the last one will be a joker for this interview!
When in the studio what us your production process? Do you have a set method?  I can start from a beat approach on the Mpc, or a Melody on Synths or a sampling session on turntables from old records, but i like to mix all of them into the mixer and had external effects module and filters, that s where the Magic is for me , having hardware stuff give me millions of possibilities even to fix a simple kick drum.
If your studio was burning down and you could only save one piece of kit (apart from the computer) what would it be and why?  Wow I hope it will never happen, i love all of them but the easiest gear to take will be my MPC 2500, then my Eventide effect module.

You’re playing at Melt Music 4 in London. Tell us a bit about what we can expect.  Well my set sounds is all about House music culture so it goes from past, now and tomorrow musics, but I always try to build my set to please the crowd aswell and always had a look on.  If they're happy and having good times then we can share something special, I give 100 percent of me, that's what it is.
Do you feel that a London crowd is more receptive to different styles than across the rest of Europe?  London has been always in the role of nightclubbing in Europe, the crowd is really educated and aware from many different music styles, I like to play there, people are always cool and reacting to the music and for me to go back and London is always an emotionnal thing as i used to live three years there when I was more younger in the 90's 
With the festival season on everyone’s lips we thought it only right to ask you if where we can find you playing this summer?  For now the most exiting gig of this summer will be playing at Ushuaia at Luciano's party on 13th July, that one should be really cool.

What does the rest of 2012 hold in store for Franck Roger and Real Tone Records?  An EP on Circus Company with 3 tracks is coming mid March, they already started the promotion dj pool and so far we got good feedback.  A remix for Alain Ho on Composite in a more poppy way and one remix for Overall music is coming out also in March, then a totally fresh Ep will be out around April and many good surprises are coming aswell, but I can't tell more for now!
Melt Music 4, Saturday 3rd March at tba, London

RIPPERTON (Perspectiv -Planet E- CLR - Systematic)
FRANCK ROGER (Real Tone - Desolat)
ARNAUD LE TEXIER ( Safari Electronique-Cocoon-Melt Music)
DZETA N'BASILE ( Real Tone -1 Trax- Viva)
MAURA ( Leftroom Records-Melt Music )
MONIKA ROSS ( Serialism-Uberbeat-Melt Music)

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