Monday, 30 July 2012

Freerange Vinyl Boxset: Out of the Ashes

To mark the anniversary of last year's riots in the UK, Freerange have put together a vinyl box set called Out of the Ashes

Freerange was among the many labels who lost their back catalog in the fire at the PIAS warehouse. Out of the Ashes collects 12-inches whose original pressings were lost in that fire. In an essay accompanying the release, music journalist Joe Muggs says the intention of the release is "not to commemorate wanton destruction, or to mourn a loss, but to celebrate a lesson learned and a passion rekindled," referring to the music community's enduring passion for vinyl. 

"Were we all hanging on to vinyl records simply as an expensive emblem of times past?" he writes. "Could the destruction of the back catalogue be symbolic, a sign that in a volatile era we needed to stop clinging to these lumps of plastic and move with the times? After reflection the answer for us, and many other labels, was a resounding and resolute 'no!'"

Out of the Ashes also includes a number of tracks that were only available digitally until now. It packs in five 12-inches in total, comes with artwork by I-Want Design, and will be limited to 250 copies. 

A1 Blackjoy - Untitled
B1 Tony Lionni - Precious Feat. Marvin Belton (Deetron Remix)
B2 Ethyl & Flori - Tanqueray
C1 Bassfort - Dixtrit
D1 Lovebirds - Keep Coming (Axel Boman Mix 2)
D2 Subject – Come On (Charles Webster Remix)
E1 Marcel Wave - 27 Holton (Serafin's Back To New York Re-interpretation)
F1 Jimpster - Dangly Panther
F2 Only Freak – Can't Get Away (From Your Love) Feat. Rasiyah (Solid Groove Remix)
G1 Manuel Tur feat. Holly Backler – Most of this moment (Isolee Remix)
H1 Switch – Get On Downz
H2 Audiomontage – The Darkness
I1 Milton Jackson - Ghosts In My Machines
I2 Rocco - Stormy
J1 Shur-I-Kan – Generations (Una Bombers Basement Mix) A
J2 Shimiko - Push

Freerange Records will release Out of the Ashes on August 13th, 2012.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Rob da Bank - Jamie Jones Interview

One of the biggest DJs in the world dropped in to Rob's show on Saturday July 21st for a chat and to play some incredible new music!
To hear the full interview head to (online until Saturday July 28th)
Rob da Bank - strange and beautiful leftfield music - Saturday 5-7am BBC Radio 1

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

This Weekends Activities

Join The Dots Party 005 @ Basing House, Friday 27th.

Line Up

James Welsh 
Helen S 
Joe Jackson

Time: 10.00pm - 4.00am
Venue: Basing House/ 25 Kingsland Road; Shoreditch; London E2 8AA; United Kingdom
Cost: Adv £5 // Door £8

Saved @ Ministry Of Sound, Saturday 28th.

Line Up

Nic Fanciulli 
Dennis Ferrer 

Andrea Oliva 
Mark Fanciulli 
Clio (live)

Time: 23:00 - 07:00am
Venue: Ministry Of Sound/ 103 Gaunt Street; Elephant & Castle; London SE1 6DP; United Kingdom
Cost: £18 - £20 Advance

Monday, 23 July 2012

New Album: Sage Monk - Heartache Allegory (Free Download)

Sage sheltered himself in a studio to work on Heartache Allegory. An album dedicated to Love and the flaws caused by Love. Sage says "To the woman who - in an ideal world - could have been with me as I am writing this: much love, no hard feelings, we grow, time will tell, it must be written somewhere that we may see each other again..."

Executive producer: Boddhi Satva
Project Coordinator/Label Management: Ivan Diaz
All songs recorded by Boddhi Satva & Sage Monk
All songs mixed by Boddhi Satva @ Ngombi Studio
Mastered by Boddhi Satva @ Ngombi Studio
Management by Hicham Archer for Gain Cause
Art direction by Boddhi Satva
Original art by Boris Fontainas
Design by Ricone Graphics
P&C 2012 Offering Recordings

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Hot New Release: AphroDisiax feat. Jaidene Veda - Falling

Check Out this new hotness from the 'Disiax......
Personally I think the alternate mix is fiya....

AphroDisiax feat. Jaidene Veda - Falling

AphroDisiax feat. Jaidene Veda - Falling - - Download Underground House and Electronic Music in WAV and MP3 format

1. Main Mix
2. Alternate Mix
3. Instrumental
4. Acapella

Written By Sy Sez, Gavin Peters, Rickie Deco, Jaidene Veda
Produced by Sy Sez, Gavin Peters & Rickie Deco
Vocals written, produced & performed by Jaidene Veda
Drums & Keys by: Sy Sez, Gavin Peters and Rickie Deco
Mixed by Toni 'the don' Economides & AphroDisiax

MN2S mainstays AphroDisiax team up with Jaidene Veda for the latest, ‘Falling’. Since forming in 2007 AphroDisiax have built up a flourishing reputation releasing deep, soulful, seductive cuts working with the likes of Roland Clark, Tasita D'mour , Kaidi Tatham, Inaya Day, Karizma, DJ Dealer and Matthew Bandy to name a few. For their latest on MN2S, AphroDisiax consisting of members Sy Sez, Gavin Peters and new boy Rickie Deco explore a deep, hypnotic groove made up of chunky drums, tuned bass and metallic percussion. Veda’s serene vocal floats over the rhythm track as reflective synth melodies build on the irresistible vibe. Supporting the Main Mix, Instrumental and Accapella, the AphroDisiax ‘Alternative mix’ takes ‘Falling’ into darker surroundings - perfect for the late night floors.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

This Weekends Activities

Til Two 3rd Year Anniversary @ Sway, Wednesday 18th.

Line Up

Sef Kombo 

Time: 9:00pm - 2:00am
Venue: Sway/ 61-65 Great Queen Street; Holborn; London WC2B 5BZ; United Kingdom
Cost: Ladies £5 b4 11pm on Guestlist £10 after | Gents: £10 All Night on Guestlist | £15 Non-Guestlist

The ¡SHAMBLES! Houseolympics with Ethyl @ Russian Bar, Friday 20th.

Line Up

Ethyl (Freerange, Tsuba, Secretsundaze, Cecille) 
Chris Mounter (I Records) 
Matt Gray (Elite Records, Re:Tweak) 
Andy Boscher (I Records)

Time: 10:00pm - 5:00am
Venue: Russian Bar/ 267 Kingsland Road; Dalston; London E2 8AD; United Kingdom
Cost: £3 - £7

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Q & A: With &Me

Arrangement headaches, choosing the right sounds and Facebook (numerous times) come up in this quick-fire conversation with the keinemusik co-founder.

If you weren’t making music what would you be doing?

Spreading my ‘Likes’ on Facebook all day long.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

“Don’t drink that!”

What inspires you?

Travelling the world. It’s always good to see places you’ve never seen before.

What’s the next big thing?

Best club experience?

Keinemusik parties anywhere.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

The guy responsible for empties in a supermarket. Just empties… nothing else.

How do you know when a track is finished?

When you don’t feel that something’s missing while listening to it for the 357th time.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

The title track of Tatort. It’s been on repeat on German television for years.

What’s the easiest way to make it in the music industry?

Produce GOOD music… Be a DJ.

What’s your single biggest frustration within the music industry?

That music is becoming purely a promotion tool for gigs.

What’s the worst track you’ve ever released?

There are many… but not under my name ;)

Recommend us a film.

Recommend us a book.

What or who is underrated?


What or who is overrated?


What are you addicted to?


What is your greatest regret?

What one thing would most improve your life?

The next Apple gadget.

Collaboration: rich creative experience or pain in the ass?

Can be a rich pain in the ass, but sometimes it’s quite useful.

If you could only listen to one more track, what would it be?

Manuel Göttsching – E2-E4. Then I will have at least one final hour of good music.

What one piece of software/kit could you not do without?

Sonalksis bundle. I’m addicted to that filter.

Art or money?

Money from art would be nice.

Must-read blogs/forums?

What’s the worst thing about making music?

Arrangements. I always hate the time when I need to go from a loop to a seven or eight minute arrangement.

Tweet us a tip. What’s the best production advice you can give in 140 characters or less?

The most important procedure to get to a good track is to find matching sounds, drums and tones to build a loop which never gets boring.

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Monday, 16 July 2012

M-Audio Axiom MIDI Controllers

Well, it didn’t take M-Audio long to get over that breakup. The world’s most ubiquitous brand of USB MIDI keyboards is out this summer with a refresh to its Axiom line of USB MIDI keyboards, hot on the heels of announcing they’re no longer part of Avid. They’ll now share branding with A.I.R., the German virtual instrument developer that, along with M-Audio, is moving from former parent Avid to inMusic, sharing that corporate owner with the likes of Akai and Alesis.
The family shares some features:
  • HyperControl automatic mapping. (I’ve had equal measures praise and frustrated criticism for such things, but it’s there – or you can use old-fashioned MIDI mapping.)
  • Bundled Ignite music software – that is, if you’re ready for another music app.
  • Long-throw faders, multi-color, illuminated buttons, and combination of keys and pads.

  • Nifty features like automatic mapping and special software aside, my guess is that to most musicians,
    the Axiom will appeal for a practical combination of controls – and, in particular, real 4×4 grids of pads. The Axiom got my nod in a round-up of competitors for Keyboard Magazine recently. I’ve found the newer keybeds to be really to use, and the whole affair seems to be well-balanced in feel and array of onboard amenities. There are a lot of similar tools on the market, but to me, the winner is the one that strikes the best mix for the most users.
    Your options: 25-, 49-, and 61-key versions with full-sized keys, or a 32-key mini key version. The mini key version in particular looks nice: a lot of mini keyboards have been fairly low-end or stripped-down; this appears to finally offer something slim and versatile that could be a main keyboard without quite so much sacrifice. (In fact, it could rival the now-discontinued microKONTROL from Korg.) It’s low-profile and slim-line, but still packing eight pads and plenty of controls; I’m eager to try it in person.
    For more serious playing, the 61-key version has the higher-end keybed, the semi-weighted TruTouch.
    Ignite software is part of the story, a new tool from AIR. There’s not a whole lot on this software yet, but I’m intrigued to see integrated keyboard/playing software, in the way that we’ve seen hardware/software combinations for drum pad lovers like Native Instruments’ Maschine.
    The keyboards will be in shops mid-October, so look for a review as they become available.
    Pricing TBD.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

This Weekends Activities

MAKIN’ MOVES Launch Party @ The Brixton Club House, Sunday 15th July.

Line Up
Residents: Matt L-S & Jamesey

Guest DJ’s for the All-Dayer include:

N'DINGA GABA (BALTIMORE, USA) - 1st UK Appearance!!

Rap Saunders (Soulmates)
At One (Atjazz Record Co.)
Nick Fernandez (MEM/House
+ T-Roy from Broadcite on the set. 

Also, playing soul, funk and disco in the ‘Funk Suite’ will be Martin Lodge (
djsoulprovyder (Soulsolution Soundsystem)

Ladies FREE before 6pm!!

Time: 2pm – 1am
Venue: Brixton Club House, 467-468, Brixton Road, London SW9 9HH
Cost: Tickets are £8 from Ticketweb and Resident more on the door

For more information check or

Monday, 9 July 2012

Lil Louis The Stamina man

The Chicago house veteran tells Stop Making Sense how his bedroom prowess shaped his most famous track.

LIL LOUIS INTW from Anomalous Visuals on Vimeo.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Makin' Moves Launch Party, Sunday 15th July.

For those who know real music, a fresh new vibe is coming to London-town and you won’t want to miss out!

MAKIN’ MOVES is launching on Sunday 15th July,
with resident DJs: Jamesey & Matt L-S, who will keep you moving with Deep Beats + Soulful Sounds ALL DAY on the Terrace at the Brixton Clubhouse.
Going 11hrs from 2pm-1am.
Get there early to take full advantage of the Sun loungers, Massages, Hot Tub and tasty BBQ!

TIckets sold: Here

Residents: Matt L-S & Jamesey

Guest DJ’s for the All-Dayer include:

N'DINGA GABA (BALTIMORE, USA) - 1st UK Appearance!!

Rap Saunders (Soulmates)

At One (Atjazz Record Co.)

Nick Fernandez (MEM/House

+ T-Roy from Broadcite on the set. 

Also, playing soul, funk and disco in the ‘Funk Suite’ will be Martin Lodge (
djsoulprovyder (Soulsolution Soundsystem)

Ladies FREE before 6pm!!
Tickets are £8 from Ticketweb and Resident
more on the door

Come and be part of the new movement – MAKIN’ MOVES - Sunday 15th July at Brixton Clubhouse (next to Brixton tube station)

Sunday 15th July
Brixton Club House (out on the terrace)
467-468, Brixton Road, London SW9 9HH
Time: 2pm – 1am
For more information check or

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

This Weekends Activities

Social Underground @ Vibe Bar

Line Up

Sol Brown 
Nat Wendell 

Time: 8pm - 1am
Venue: Vibe Bar/ Old Truman Brewery; 91 Brick Lane; Shoreditch; London EC1 6QL; United Kingdom
Cost: £5

Toast Underground Basement Party Feat. Clive Henry & Leroy Roberts @ The CAMP (Basement)

Line Up

Clive Henry 
Leroy Roberts 
Steve Kurz 
Ian Grimwood

Time: 10.00pm - 4.00am
Venue: The CAMP (Basement)/ 70-74 City Road; Shoreditch; London EC1Y 2BJ; United Kingdom
Cost: £10

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

John Tejada preps The Predicting Machine

John Tejada is ready to release his next LP, The Predicting Machine.

More than 15 years and a few dozen releases into his career, Tejada is one of the West Coast's most consistent electronic artists. The album format has always been particularly well-suited to him: he's released nearly ten since '98, and his latest,Parabola, came out just one year ago. The Predicting Machine shows him continuing to tweak his signature sound: his melodic tech house style is still going strong, but this time it's complemented by a handful of beatless synth workouts and an occasional hint of electro. All of the tracks on the album are previously unreleased. Like his last LP, it's due for release on Kompakt.

01. Orbiter
02. A Familiar Mood
03. An Ounce of Perception
04. Winter Skies
05. Radio Channel
06. The Function and the Form
07. Stabilizer
08. Glaringly Happy
09. Horizon to Horizon
10. When All Around is Madness

Kompakt will release The Predicting Machine on September 10th, 2012.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Richie Hawtin Explains The New Twitter.DJ

A very interesting concept, I think it is very beneficial and will help promote music more but....... will DJs want to reveal the tracks their playing??????