Thursday, 28 February 2013

Maceo Plex Mixes New DJ-Kicks

Maceo Plex has mixed the latest edition of !K7's DJ Kicks, due out on April 30th.

American producer Eric Estornel (who also produces under the name Maetrik) has enjoyed a rapid rise to fame in the past few years, as documented in a recent feature on RA. Part of that is likely due to his prolific release schedule, dropping hooky deep house tracks like "Vibe Your Love" and "Under The Sheets" on labels such as Crosstown Rebels, No. 19 Music and his own Ellum Audio.

In a press release, Estornel promises his mix will be a "little more deep and futuristic" than what he calls the "throwback" trend of early '90s house currently gripping the house scene. The disc will feature a tracks both new and old (some dating back 20 years), with almost all of them edited by Estornel himself because "a lot of them were missing percussion, or some other element I thought they could use." In addition to Maceo Plex selections, the mix also includes the likes of Move D, TV Baby and Detroit's DJ Stingray. As with all DJ-Kicks, Estornel's will feature an exclusive track: his own "Galactic Cinema."

01. Monsters From ID - Spatial Lobe
02. Voice Stealer - Evaluation
03. Stingray313 - Defect
04. Mathias Schaffhäuser - Nice To Meet You (Maceo Plex edit)
05. TV Baby - New York Is Alright (Blak Spun mix)
06. Maceo Plex & Mark O'Sullivan - When It All Comes To This
07. Lab Insect AKA Nomenklatür - Oh Happy Day (Maceo Plex edit)
08. Kimbu Kimra - Raise The Dead (Love From San Francisco dub)
09. Mattski - Escapism (Maceo Plex Conversation remix)
10. Eric Volta - Rez-Shifter (Maceo Plex remix)
11. Visnadi - Racing Tracks (Indianapolis Drive Mix / Maceo Plex edit)
12. Maceo Plex - Galactic Cinema (DJ-Kicks)
13. Move D - Sandmann (Maetrik edit)
14. Zeta Reticula & Freaks - Creeps (Maetrik Fusion edit)
15. Jaydee - Payback (Maceo Plex remix)
16. S.A.M. - Nangijala (Maceo Plex Reggae Edit)
17. Turner - Multiorgel (Schneider TM mix)
18. Maceo Plex - Mind On Fire

!K7 Records will release DJ-Kicks by Maceo Plex on April 30th, 2013.

Monday, 25 February 2013

DJ Gregory Launches New Label Point G

French producer DJ Gregory has launched a new label for his Point G material.

A short-lived alias that arrived in 1997, the original Point G 12-inches remain elusive and expensive collector's items (although "Underwater," the lead track off 1998's On the Raw Again EP, was recently reissued by Apollonia, while Real Tone put out an unreleased version of 1997 cut "Chicken Coma" last year). A precursor to DJ Gregory, the Point G material is characterised by a simple, stripped back approach to deep house. Point G Records will initially act as a conduit for new solo material produced as Point G, though there is word of older tracks coming out further down the line. It will operate a vinyl-only policy and the first release will be a three-track EP simply called #1. The producer will also unveil his new live show at in Paris on May 17th as part of the first Weather festival.

01. Indian
02. Come
03. Dim

Point G will release #1 on April 1st, 2013.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

This Weekends Activities

Loft Studios Pres... Life and Death. Clockwork'S 'B.O.A.T.S.' Album Launch Party @ Loft Studios, Friday 22nd.

Line Up

Clockwork (Life and Death) 
Thugfucker (Life and Death) 
DJ Tennis (Life and Death)

Time: 10pm - 6am
Venue: Loft Studios/ 77 - 81 Scrubs Lane, London, NW10 6QP
Cost: £10-£15

Makin' Moves & 4 to the Floor present 'Uchikawa' (Room 2) @ Rhythm Factory, Friday 22nd.

Line Up

Jamesey + Matt L-S (Makin’ Moves resident djs) 
Dj soulprovyder
Eddie Boi & Kengo (4 to the Floor resident djs) 
Special guest: Uchikawa (Loft Soul Music, Japan)

Time: 10pm - 6am
Venue: Rhythm Factory/ 16-18 Whitechapel Road; Whitechapel; London E1 1EW
Cost:  £8 OTD

Monday, 18 February 2013

Kris Wadsworth Attack Magazine Interview

“Did you really think I was going to lie like other people?” Kris Wadsworth offers up one of the most honest (and funniest) selections of Top Tracks to date…


KMFDM – ‘Flesh’I’ve tried to answer this question before and, to be honest, it was quite a few. I can’t remember exactly. Probably some sort of heavy metal or industrial or hip hop. I don’t know. Do tapes count? I used to listen to this when I was like ten or eleven years old. I can say that for sure. I think I just barely passed a subject in school and got this as a reward for not being a total fuck-up. Music was often the reward for that… until I almost got kicked out of school entirely.


I have no idea because I’m only 28 and there has been electronic music since before I was born. I’ve heard it my whole life, if I really think about it. Probably in the Winnie the Pooh stuffed animal that I had with a little ‘press-and-play’ synth in its sweater. I totally remember listening to that over and over again, practically in my ear at night when I was a little kid and couldn’t sleep. It was strange because when you hold a ridiculously cheap little synth like that very close up to your ear, it sounds insanely detailed and bizarre. It blocks out noise and stray thoughts and everything, really. I must have liked that, I guess?
Did you really think I was going to lie like other people and try to pass off some sort of dance music as the first electronic music I ever heard? That is ridiculous.


Haus Arafna – ‘Independent’. They’re kind of Satanic. I love almost everything they’ve made. This is 100% true: I discovered them by accidentally – and was absolutely hypnotised by their stuff – shortly after I got a second blatantly Satanic tattoo. I had never heard them before that. Coincidence? No such thing as a coincidence…


David Allen Coe – ‘Fuckin’ In The Butt’. This gets everyone going crazy every time. Essential underground ‘banger’. DAC dedicated this to the Mickey Mouse Fan Club. Fantastic!


Throbbing Gristle – ‘Hamburger Lady’. I actually don’t feel guilty at all for loving incredible music. I love Throbbing Gristle. The harmonica they used sounds guilty as a motherfucker, though. It sounds like it had a rough few centuries and is sweating in hell for it forever. Chin up, harmonica.


Three 6 Mafia – ‘Lick My Nuts’. I love Triple 6. Always chills me out because they usually say what I’m thinking so I don’t have to. I can just leave this on someone’s voicemail or send it in an email and avoid the whole ‘hey, fuck you’ routine. I’ve always admired their productions. Their beats go hard as fuck, but they float really smooth at the same time. Their old shit is beyond brilliant. They suck now. T hey did something with Tiësto and, well… that pretty much explains it. That is what is called a tragedy.


Formation Records’ Formation Colour Series. I don’t have much family. We never really partied anyways. A ‘family party’ is a nightmare for me unless they are listening to some shit like this. The only family that I knew that ever did was the family of one of my ex-girlfriends who is now dead. They would rock jungle and dope-ass techno on every holiday, every birthday, etc. Anyone who knows what the fuck this series is… they’re totally welcome in my home.


Haus Arafna – ‘Last Dream Of Jesus’. I have sex with lazy nuns on Sunday afternoons. I always play this to get them in the mood. They tell me it’s a dream ‘cum’ true. That isn’t true, but it would be awesome if it was. Ayyyyy-MENNNN!


My shit sucks. I will be the first one to tell you that. It isn’t popular, it isn’t glamorous, it’s not meant for beach parties, I never give two shits if it sells, and it doesn’t have people singing about dumb bullshit unless it’s me fucking around on purpose. I just try to make shit that expresses me accurately. That’s why people are reading this to begin with.
I’m a horrible DJ and producer who has no range and doesn’t know a damn thing about music. I always sound the same for my entire DJ set, and on every track and remix I make. I never take chances for the sake of pushing creativity. I tell everyone I’m an artist, but I’m just a fraudulent, flakey fuck with a manager, who kisses ass.
I make the worst records I have ever heard. My new PR campaign – Fuck Me – I’m Shit t-shirts and bumper stickers…


Wolfgang Voigt – ‘Fremde Hände’. My favourite electronic music producer of all time. If most people could even wrap their heads around this track – or understand how much music this guy makes, how much music he has made under various aliases, and how much he has influenced everyone whether they realise it or not – they would stop listening to all this dumb-ass ketamine crooner, idiotic, fake, garbage out here. But they won’t. It blows my mind how many people have no idea who this guy is. It’s sad. Wolfgang Voigt is someone I will always regard with the utmost respect.

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

This Weekends Activities

Up On The Roof...After Dark with Jazzie B (Soul II Soul) @ Brixton Clubhouse, Saturday 16th.

Line Up

Jazzie B (Soul II Soul)
Zepherin Saint

Rob Alldritt
Simon Boi
Neil Davies
Liam D

Time: 10:00pm - 6:00am
Venue: Brixton Clubhouse/ 467 Brixton Road; Coldharbour Lane; London SW9 8HH
Cost: £8-15

Jaded with Okain @ Cable London, Sunday 17th.

Line Up

Raymundo Rodriguez
Secret Guest 
Dax J 
Charlotte Michelle Eleventh

Time: 5am - 1pm
Venue: Cable London/ 33 Bermondsey St; London Bridge; London SE1 2EG
Cost: £15 / £10 Members

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Monday, 11 February 2013

Clockwork Ready Debut Album B.O.A.T.S.

Clockwork will release B.O.A.T.S. on April 15th.

The record, whose full title stands for Based On A True Story, will not only be Italian duo Francesco Leali and Federico Maccherone's debut album, but also the first full-length release on Life and Death. The LP includes appearances from Avatism and labelmates Tale Of Us, as well as vocal spots by Clarian from Footprintz and Chasing Kurt. The duo also received assistance from Francis Harris of Adultnapper for the record's mixing. If first single "Places" is anything to go by, then the album continues Clockwork's trend of poppy, bass-heavy house and techno. 

01. First Floor
02. Places
03. Running Searching feat. Chasing Kurt
04. Subterfuge
05. The Quiet Hour feat. Avatism
06. Prisms
07. Second Floor
08. This World Is Not Designed For Us feat. Clarian
09. Oblique
10. Hidden Spectator
11. False Matters
12. Lost Keys feat. Tale Of Us
13. One Way Ticket

Life and Death will release B.O.A.T.S. (Based On A True Story) on April 15th, 2013.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

This Weekends Activities

Beat Players with Special Guests Atjazz & Ashley Beedle @ East Village, Saturday 9th.

Line Up

Neil Pierce 
Sy Sez  
Ashley Beedle
Stephen Adams
Shaun Samuels

Time: 9.00pm - 3.30am
Venue: East Village/ 89 Great Eastern St; Hoxton; London EC2A 3HX

Need2soul: Ron Trent @ Shoreditch Studios, Saturday 9th.

Line Up

Ron Trent

Time: 9.00pm - 4.00am
Venue: Shoreditch Studios  / 29 New Inn Yard, New Inn Yard, London , EC2A 3HH
Cost:  Limited advance tickets: £20 (+BF)

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Crosstown Rebels announce Rebel Rave Global Tour

Crosstown Rebels has announced a worldwide Rebel Rave tour beginning this month.

The extensive tour will celebrate the label's first decade in business and will feature some of its most popular DJs. The Rebel Rave Global Tour began earlier this month and continues through to the beginning of May, marked by a new and forthcoming instalment of the Rebel Rave series, including a mix by recent RA podcaster Subb-an.

Over the next few months the tour will hit cities in Australia, Japan, Canada, and the US, with a stopover in Hong Kong as well. The mid-spring European leg will bring the Rebels to the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Germany and several dates in Italy, before winding down on a final trip through the UK, Russia, Sweden and Mexico.

Among the many artists billed to perform on the tour are founder Damian Lazarusand core Crosstown artists Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex, Art Department, Dinky, Subb-an, jozif and Amirali. Carl Craig, Roska, Cassy, Apollonia and Tiga have also been tapped to play.

Venues have not yet been announced, but initial lineup details and a complete list of cities are available below. The label have prepared ashort trailer for the tour as well.


Jan 25, Untitled, San Juan, Puerto Rico:
Damian Lazarus, Subb-an

Jan 26, El Rosario, Lima, Peru:
Damian Lazarus, Infinity Ink, Subb-an, Jozif

Feb 16, SCA, Sydney, Australia:
Damian Lazarus, Subb an, Shaun Reeves, Francesca Lombardo, Brohn

Feb 17, Brown Alley , Melbourne, Australia:
Damian Lazarus, Subb-an, Shaun Reeves, Francesca Lombardo, Brohn

Feb 22, Womb, Tokyo, Japan:
Damian Lazarus, Subb-an

Feb 23, Small & Tall, Hong Kong, China:
Damian Lazarus, Subb-an

Mar 01, Private Loft, Chicago, US:
Damian Lazarus, Art Department (Kenny Glasgow), Infinity Ink, Subb-an

Mar 02, Williamsburg, Event Space, New York, US:
Damian Lazarus, Art Department (Kenny Glasgow), Infinity Ink, Amirali, Subb-an, Droog

Mar 08, Stereo, Montreal, Canada:
Damian Lazarus, Infinity Ink, Subb-an

Mar 09, Moskito, Toronto, Canada:
Damian Lazarus, Infinity Ink, Subb-an

Mar 14, Public Works, San Francisco, US:
Damian Lazarus, Art Department (Kenny Glasgow)

Mar 16, Los Angeles, US:
Damian Lazarus, Art Department, Maceo Plex, Maya Jane Coles, Subb-an

Mar 23, Electric Pickle, Miami, US:
Full Rebels Crew & Very Special Guests

Mar 30, Into the Deep, Amsterdam, Holland:
Damian Lazarus, Infinity Ink, Fur Coat, Richy Ahmed

Mar 31, Nordstern, Basel, Switzerland:
Damian Lazarus, Francesca Lombardo

Apr 07, Venue T.B.A , Barcelona, Spain:
Damian Lazarus, Fur Coat, Subb-an, Francesca Lombardo, Bill Patrick

Apr 12, Cafe D'Anvers, Brussels, Belgium:
Damian Lazarus, Amirali, Francesca Lombardo

Apr 13, Bob Beaman, Munich, Germany:
Damian Lazarus, Deniz Kurtel

Apr 19, Spazio Energie, Rome, Italy:
Damian Lazarus, Infinity Ink, Subb-an

Apr 20, Link, Bologna, Italy:
Damian Lazarus, Infinity Ink, Subb-an

Apr 21, Moxa , Mantova, Italy:
Damian Lazarus, Infinity Ink, Subb-an

Apr 26, Canal Mills, Leeds, UK:
Damian Lazarus, Art Department, Francesca Lombardo, Tiga

Apr 27, Warehouse SE1, London, UK:
Damian Lazarus, Ali Love, Deniz Kurtel, Subb-an, Francesca Lombardo, Matthew Styles & Dinky, Kiki & Silversurfer, Pier Bucci, Rob Mello

Apr 28, Arma 17, Moscow, Russia:
Damian Lazarus, Jamie Jones, Art Department, Bill Patrick

May 04, F-16 , Stockholm, Sweden:
Damian Lazarus, Art Department, Deniz Kurtel

May 07, Marvellous Island, Paris, France:
Damian Lazarus, Art Department, Deniz Kurtel, Subb-an, Francesca Lombardo

May 08, Panorama Bar, Berlin, Germany:
Damian Lazarus, Art Department, Infinity Ink, Amirali, Francesca Lombardo

May 11, End of Tour Party, Mexico City, Mexico:
Details TBA

Monday, 4 February 2013

Dirtybird Prep New 'Players' Compilation

Dirtybird will release its latest compilation, Players, on March 13th.

The disc comes a year after the San Francisco label's last crew effort, Hatched. This one collects all new material from the core Dirtybird roster, including 2012 breakthrough star Eats Everything, the recently-profiled Catz 'N Dogz, label founder Claude VonStroke and Worthy.

Players will also show off some of the imprint's latest signings, an international group that includes French duo goldFFinch, the UK's Shadow Child and Belgian Kill Frenzy. The compilation, which will be released on CD and digital, will coincide with a global Players tour, the details of which have yet to be announced.

01. Kill Frenzy & Nick Monaco - Black Girls White Girls
02. Mark Starr - Rood Boy
03. Munnibrotherz - Drum Machine
04. Justin Martin & Ardalan - Wheelgunner
05. GoldFFinch - Afloat
06. Shadow Child - The Only One
07. Eats Everything - The Withywood Walk
08. Friend Within - The Pull
09. Cause & Affect - Don’t Like To Do That
10. Cats 'n Dogz - Do Your Job
11. Leroy Peppers - Northern Nookie
12. Worthy - Dip
13. Claude VonStroke & 6 Stroke - Chop Nek
14. Supatrol - Lick A Strange

Dirtybird will release Players on March 13th, 2013.