Archives for October 2010

Various Artists ‘Modeselektion Vol 1’

This is a compilation made up of artists concerned with a more intelligent side to bass culture, excited by depth as much as shattered subs and broken bins.

Bloc Festival release first glimpse of 2011 line up.

Covering the entire spectrum of electronic music culture, Bloc Festival will return to Butlins resort in Minehead for its fifth birthday following four sold-out events to date. Forward-thinking, informed, innovative and brain-shatteringly diverse, Bloc’s hallowed stages have so far been graced by everyone from electronica icon Aphex Twin to hiphop royalty Salt N Pepa via […]

GO!DIVA ‘Avis/Decreet’

GO!DIVA / ‘Avis b/w Decreet’; Perc, Jan Stricker remixes Vinyl / MP3 !Organism / Released November 1st 2010 You’d be right to be a skeptic when it comes to DJ contests. It’s not really that kind of thing, for the majority of people at least. And, in all honesty, the sorely missed Muzik Bedroom Bedlam […]

Greatest DJ of All Time?

As far as DJ competitions go, there’s no pleasing everyone! I don’t want to sound bitter – but standing in the booth and watching Armin Van Buuren play at Ministry to celebrate his fourth year as The World’s Best DJ, I couldn’t help but think there should be an alternative voting or judging system. This […]

Van Damme dances to breakbeat, fainting & pumping kitties, Fresh prince on Christ TV, DJ mixes & the picks of the weekend!

This newsletter goes out online at and is also mailed to 100k of you in the UK every bleedin week! It is not for profit and PURELY recommends nights and other stuff that is great! We do not recommend stuff  just cos someone has PAID us to say its good unlike most other sites/mailers.  […]

Defected In The House Tokyo ’11

Studio Apartment and Rae compile and deliver mixes of quality, depth and personal flavour. DJ Masa of Studio Apartment features brand new releases from the likes Gregor Salto, DJ Gregory and Andre Torquato Project. But Masa isn’t just about the freshest music, here he includes tracks that have become anthems in the clubs of Tokyo; […]

Win a copy of fabric 54 mixed by Damian Lazarus

We’ve got a few copies to give away of the latest compilation from our friends over at fabric. We’ve had this playing a lot over the last few weeks and can tell you – it’s a good one! We like to keep our competitions plain & simple here so all you’ve got to do is […]

Modeselektor take trip to the zoo…

… but amazingly manage to find no chimps. Who’d a thought it possible? Bonfire night sees the release of an impressive compilation courtesy of the men everyone’s been talking about for ages, and still don’t seem bored of. This time the German pair have invited some of their distinguished peers to monkey around with them, […]

Warehouse Project annouces NYE line up.

We’ve been banging on about the Warehouse Project Manchester here at Plain and Simple for weeks, and now we can reveal the official NYE line up. Tickets are likely to shift like hotcakes so get yourself one while you can.. Mark Ronson [ DJ Set ] Annie Mac Retro/Grade Jaymo & Andy George Krysko Greg […]

DJ Mag top 100 results

So the results are finally in, and its no major surprises really. DJ mag’s top 100 DJ’s list 2010 was annouced last night, with the winner, Armin Van Buuren retaining his top spot again this year, making him top of the pile 4 years on the trott. As usual theres a massive lack of any […]