Wednesday, 30 January 2013

This Weekends Activities

Holic with Mike Huckaby @ TBA, Friday 1st Feb.

Line Up

Mike Huckaby 
Tomoki Tamura 
Lookleft & Bearight

Time: 11:59pm - 6:00am
Venue: TBA
Cost: £12

Magna Carta presents Electronique Showcase @ TBA, Saturday 2nd Feb.

Line Up

Martin Roth 
Jesse Perez
Amine Edge & DANCE
The Mekanism 
DJ Bubba 
Ashley Wild 
Si Heslin 

Time: 10:00pm - 6:00am
Venue: TBA
Cost: £20

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

DJ Koze returns with New Album - Amygdala

Producer DJ Koze has announced full details of his next album, Amygdala.

The album arrives eight years after his last full length, Kosi Comes Around, which was released in 2005 on Kompakt. Since then Koze, real name Stefan Kozalla, has busied himself with high profile remixes for the likes of Battles, Caribou and Matthew Herbert, as well as solo EPs for Philpot and Circus Company.

Touted in a press release as "Koze’s Sgt. Pepper," Amygdala will see release on the German artist's own Pampa label, which he launched with Marcus Fink in 2009. The collaboration-heavy album features guest appearances from Caribou (on the memorably titled opener "Track ID Anyone"), Apparat, Matthew Dear, Dirk Von Lowtzow, Ada, Milosh and Tomerle & Maiko. The album also includes a remake of German singer Hildegard Knef's 1975 track "Ich Schreib’ Dir Ein Buch" (Koze has previously remixed another Knef song, "Ich liebe Euch.")

01. Track ID Anyone Feat. Caribou
02. Nices Wölkchen Feat. Apparat
03. Royal Asscher Cut
04. Magical Boy Feat. Matthew Dear
05. Das Wort Feat. Dirk Von Lowtzow
06. Homesick Feat. Ada
07. La Duquesa
08. Marilyn Whirlwind
09. My Plans Feat. Matthew Dear
10. Dont Lose My Mind
11. Amygdala Feat. Milosh
12. Ich Schreib’ Dir Ein Buch 2013 Feat. Hildegard Knef
13. Nooooo Feat. Tomerle & Maiko

Pampa will release Amygdala by DJ Koze on March 23, 2013.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Heidi Video Interview With XYST

The XYST team caught up with the wonderful Heidi Van Den Amstel A.K.A. Heidi at a recent Warehouse Project show in Manchester, 2012 has been another big year for the Canadian born DJ who’s been taking over our airwaves with her show on BBC Radio 1 as well as a residency at The Warehouse project.

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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Moog unleash the Sub Phatty

Moog have revealed details of their latest analogue synth, the Sub Phatty.

The portable synth will feature Moog's new Multidrive section, which the company says will add "warmth and girth" to its sound range. It boasts a new sub-oscillator that can serve alongside two "highly accurate" oscillators that require little in the way of warm-up time.

The Sub Phatty is the latest sibling in a family that already includes the Slim Phatty, which is itself a trimmed-down version of the Little Phatty. To help launch the Sub Phatty, Moog called on Brainfeeder chief Flying Lotus to craft a track using it as the primary instrument. They used the resulting track, "Such a Square," on an animated promotional video directed by Adam "lilfuchs" Fuchs, which you can view below (viaPitchfork). For a further idea of what to expect from the synth check out this teaser video.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

This Weekends Activities

Trouble Vision Pt. 2 with Theo Parrish, Marcellus Pittman, Bicep & Lauer @ Corsica Studios, Saturday 26th.

Line Up

Theo Parrish and Marcellus Pittman 
Detroit - Room 1 All Night Long 
Bicep ( 
Phillip Lauer (Running Back) 
Park Ranger

Time: 10:00pm - 6:00am
Venue: Corsica Studios/ 5 Farrell Court; Elephant & Castle; London SE17 1LB
Cost: £8-15

Three Kings Of House: Louie Vega, David Morales & Tony Humphries @ Electric Brixton, Saturday 26th.

Line Up

Louie Vega
David Morales & Tony Humphries
Sy Sez
Neil Pierce 

Time: 10:00pm - 6:00am
Venue: Electric Brixton/ Town Hall Parade; Brixton; London SW2 1RJ
Cost: £28

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

A Few Minutes With Louie Vega (Video Interview)

James Blakstar John caught up with Louie Vega when he was in London for Soul Heaven and managed to grab a few minutes with him for this interview.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Osunlade readies: A Man with No Past Originating the Future

Osunlade has a new album, A Man with No Past Originating the Future, due out through his own Yoruba Records later this month.

The American-bred, Greece-based producer has made a name for himself with his brand of soulful, African-inspired house music. His adherence to Ifá, the West African cultural practice based around nature, has been a major influence on his music. His latest full-length continues in this vein, with a highly organic sound palate and sumptuous rhythmic sensibility. The album features a guest appearance from a newcomer named Supreme, who lends vocals to the politically charged "Sour the Plan." In addition to a CD release, Yoruba will issue 100 copies of the album on clear vinyl.

01. The Real of Difference
02. Eclipse
03. Human Beings
04. Quiet Departures
05. Sour the Plan (feat. Supreme)
06. Luna Moth
07. Camera Shy
08. Vessel
09. Satellite beneath the Stars
10. Goddess
11. Conversation with Myself
12. Looking through the Crowds

Yoruba will release A Man with No Past Originating the Future on January 28th, 2013.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

This Weekends Activities

Will Saul + Youandewan @ The Nest, Friday 18th. 

Line Up

Will Saul 
Silk 86

Time: 9pm - 4am
Venue: The Nest/ 36 Stoke Newington Road; Dalston; London N16 7XJ
Cost: £7

Sound Advice with Deep'art @ Cargo, Saturday 19th.

Line Up

Deep'art (Resonance Records) 
Nathan Rivers (Resonance Records/ALiVE) 
Amy Dabbs 
John McGrath 
Tel Everett 
Craig Mac 
Mike Brusford

Time: 6pm - 3am
Venue: Cargo/ 83 Rivington Street; Hoxton; London EC2A 3AY
Cost: Free before 9 15 after

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Egyptian Lover on “Egypt, Egypt”

Key Tracks is a new series presented by Red Bull Music Academy in which musical pioneers, mavericks and legends walk us through the making of their signature tunes. For this debut edition, produced along with dublab, we speak to the king of the West Coast electro sound, Egyptian Lover, as he shows us the backstory – and the 808 beat – behind his 1984 classic “Egypt, Egypt”.

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Monday, 14 January 2013

Hot Waves 4 Revealed

Hot Creations sub-label Hot Waves will release its fourth compilation later this month.

Hot Waves Vol. 4 sees a number of new faces joining the label's roster, with the likes of Lil' Mark and Carlo Gambino appearing for the first time. A number of Hot Creations/Hot Waves regulars also feature, including label co-founder Jamie Jones, who turns in an edit of Alexis Raphael'sHNQO follows up last year's Pain ‘n’ Love EP on Hot Creations with a track called "City Lights". The compilation will follow the same pattern of previous instalments, with a vinyl sampler preceding the the full digital release.

01. Buckley feat Ives St. Ange - Back The Tower
02. HNQO feat. Bip - City Lights
03. Simon Baker & Robert James feat. England Brooks - Get Up High
04. Lil Mark - Fat & Destiny
05. Alexis Raphael - Rave (Jamie Jones Edit)
06. Human Life & Anabel Englund - Falling
07. Filthy Rich - Do It Again
08. Tom Ruijg - S For Sticky
09. Denney - Shake The Club
10. Julien Sandre & Dast - Reality
11. Blond;ish, Balcazar & Sordo feat. Bastard Love - Island Eyes
12. Carlo Gambino - Body 2 Body
13. Kameleon - Fuel To The Fire
14. Mike Gill - Furious
15. Mykel Haze & Marco Darko - Computer Love
16. Metrika & Bastard Love - Not My Lady

Hot Waves will release Hot Waves Vol. 4 on January 28th, 2013.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

This Weekends Activities

Troupe - 011 @ XOYO, Saturday 12th.

Line Up

Hot Since 82 (Noir)
South London Ordnance (Hotflush)
Ben Pearce (Purp & Soul)
Hannah Wants (Dirty Bird)
Whitesquare (Troupe Records)
SQUA (Troupe Records)
Danny Fry (Troupe Records)
Sharkbait (Troupe)
Late Lunch

Time: 9pm - 3am
Venue: XOYO/ 32-37 Cowper Street; Shoreditch; London EC2A 4AP
Cost: £10

Mooch 4th Birthday @ Basing House, Saturday 12th.

Line Up

Tom Ruijg
Natalie Coleman
Ed Jones

Time: 10pm - 4am
Venue: Basing House/ 25 Kingsland Road; Shoreditch; London E2 8AA
Cost: £5 / £8

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Meet the wanderer... Romanthony

House veteran Romanthony talks on camera to Slices about his lean production period following the success of "One More Time" alongside Daft Punk.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Motor City Drum Ensemble On 2013

2012 wasn’t really his year, to say the least. But with an Utrecht-based love nest together with his girl, a few less gigs, frequent visits to the swimming pool and an album on the way, we trust that 2013 will treat Motor City Drum Ensemble a lot better.

How was 2012 for you?

‘I had a hard year... In January I had a big burnout and I couldn’t do shows for almost 6 months. Before that I travelled 4 years straight every weekend and it was getting too much for me. I could sense that something wasn’t right already at the end of 2011, but I couldn’t really put my finger on it. I thought ‘I am young, I can do many shows’. But I reached my limit and when I noticed that, it was already too late. It was an experience I don’t wish on anybody. Because of the burnout I really had to reinvent myself and my whole approach on the job. Some people might be able to do 3 shows a weekend, but I now know I’m not. Everyone is different. But because I don’t do many shows, I’m naturally more excited about the shows that I do!’

Was there a specific gig in 2012 that was very memorable for you?

‘The first gig abroad after the burnout was at the SuncéBeat festival in Croatia. I stayed there for five days and had a super nice summer. The beach, the sea, nice people. When I had the burnout I was really doubting if my lifestyle was something that I wanted to continue doing. But when I was there it struck me in the heart as being so beautiful, that I was reassured that this is where I belong.’

Do you make new year’s resolutions?

‘Normally I don’t, but this year I really wanna stick to the swimming plan that I made. I’ve already started, but next year I wanna even increase it and go to the pool at least 3 or 4 times a week. Swim a kilometer a day, clear my head. Then I come back to the studio really refreshed. I also like the sounds at the swimming pool, the typical sounds of that big hall where you have all the little kids screaming. There’s always a funny atmosphere.
And also I want to finish my album. But I don’t want to rush it, because it needs to be super good. There’s a new single out in January, the Send a Prayer EP, with 4 new tracks that probably won’t end up on the album. These tracks are very danceable and good to play out, while the album is gonna be more of an at home thing. To be able to focus on the album I will do less remixes, but for example I did one for Bicep.’

I heard you don’t like getting older.

‘I had this discussion with Tom Trago in Paris a few weeks ago. We both agree that we want to turn younger again and not older. The magic 30 is coming very very fast.’

But what’s the problem? You get older you get wiser, right?

‘I had those crazy years when I would just travel and not think too much about stuff but just do it. And now getting wiser, I do things more consciously and I think way more about how I approach my music. Sometimes I wish I wouldn’t think about it so much again, but at the same time it’s good. It’s two sides of a medal. With my music I found that once I start thinking too much about it, it kind of loses the magic. I need to be impulsive with my music and at the same time I need to be very cautious when it come to my lifestyle. That’s the twist here.’

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