This wk… Win: DMC UK DJ tkts, Free Ryan Elliot Fabric mixtape, Sirup Festival, Ableton Live 8, EDM, Logic Pro 9 AND Music production courses + Podcasts + Reviews + News + Interviews + the Top 5 Events this wkend!

In the blog this week:

Competitions: Win: tickets to the DMC UK DJ Final at Scala, Tickets to Sirup Festival in Croatia, Ableton Live 8, EDM, Logic Pro 9 AND Mixing & Mastering Course worth £399 each w/Garnish School of Sound,  Free Ryan Elliot Fabric mixtape

Podcasts: Nick The Record dj set at Taico club festival, Burnski // Ibiza Voice Podcast, Second To None Mix (March 2011) by James Fox

News: James Taylor leaves Swayzak, Modeselektor prep new album, BJÖRK to headline Sunday night at Bestival, Dub Pistols RE-HASH – new remix album out now,Secret Party Project Turn 1, Brand new production planned for Global Gathering.

Music Reviews: CHOICE CUT – Popol Vuh ‘Revisited & Remixed (1970-1999), BNJMN ’141′, Parklife Weekender 2011, One night in the Smoke, Robert Hood ‘Omega Alive’
Around the world in 80 labels: !Organism – Yan Stricker

Interviews: Tom Novy

ALL THIS… And of course the musings of a weasel!

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Hello Weaselings,

This week I have seen 2 youtube videos which are absolute GOLD that that have to share with you! You may have seen them already – you might not, but they’ve been watched more times than I care to divulge over here! I wont spoil it but just to let you know this 1st one you’ll have it in your head for the next week! Enjoy…




Win tickets to the DMC UK DJ Final at Scala!

Its competition crazy here at Plain and Simple at the moment, not only are we giving away …[Read More…]


187763_226164657413444_7504392_nWin Tickets to Sirup Nation Festival @ at Fort Punta Christo in Croatia!!

An extraordinary fortress on the wonderful Adriatic coast with a delicious portion of electronic … [Read More…]

188175_338408748552_5627072_nWin Ableton Live 8, EDM, Logic Pro 9 AND Mixing & Mastering Course worth £399 each w/Garnish School of SoundCheck out this brilliant competition to win a music production course of your choice at Garnish … [Read More…]


Free Ryan Elliot Fabric mixtape

He’s one of Detroit’s freshest heroes, and plays an integral part in the sourcing of artists for …[Read More…]

Nick The Record dj set at Taico club festival June 2010 Part 1 by LifeForce

Burnski // Ibiza Voice Podcast by Burnski

Second To None Mix (March 2011) by James Fox



Modeselektor prep new album

The Berlin based production dons are back in the studio with sights firmly set on a whole new LP …[Read More…]

One of the most revered, respected, and loved partnerships in global electronica will come to an end … [Read More…]



BJÖRK to headline Sunday night at Bestival.

Rob da Bank and the Bestival crew have announced that the one and only Björk will be … [Read More…]


Dub Pistols RE-HASH – new remix album out now.

Hot of the heels of their critically acclaimed forth album ‘Rum & Coke’, Dub Pistols and … [Read More…]


Secret Party Project Turn 1

Secret Party Project throw events with a difference. As well as a fresh house and funky soundtrack … [Read More…]

GlobalGathering 2009

Brand new production planned for Global Gathering.

With just over a month to go, GlobalGathering have announced the first of the brand new onsite …[Read More…]



Around the world in 80 labels: !Organism – Yan Stricker

We head to distant lands for our next imprint expose. OK, so Switzerland might not be on the other … [Read More…]


CHOICE CUT Popol Vuh / Revisited & Remixed (1970-1999) CD / Digital SPV / Released … [Read More…]

BNJMN / 141 Digital Svetlana / Released June 2011   What does it sound like? … [Read More…]


What do you get by crossing Doom, Moodymann, Adam Beyer, Metronomy, DJ Marky, the Crosstown Rebels … [Read More…]


London’s one of those places that, even when you live there, it’s pretty difficult to keep up with …[Read More…]


Robert Hood / ‘Omega Alive’ CD / Digital M Plant / Released June 2011   What does … [Read More…]



Quick Fire Interview: Tom Novy

In an industry where DJs and producers come and go in the blink of an eye, Tom Novy has sustained a … [Read More…]



  1. Society presents Marshall Jefferson with Dan Beaumont and Andy Blake @ TBA – East London:World-renowned DJ, producer, Chicago House pioneer and so-called ‘Godfather of House’ Marshall Jefferson touches down to headline Society’s 2nd warehouse party ths Friday. He’ll playing a one-off, 2 hour set of Chicago/Acid House classics… Spesh! also on the lineup is Disco Bloodbath’s Dan Beaumont and Dissident’s Andy Blake.. Expect
  2. ReviveHER @ dalston Superstore: Over at Dalston Superstore its a veritable showcase for underground Japanese acts, with Cos/Mes (Funiki, ESP) and Chida bringing the fresh Asian sounds.  Supporting these will be seasoned London-based DJ and Holic’s head honcho, Tomoki Tamura, Lookleft and Bi-Bop.
  3. Runsounds with Patrice Scott 3hr Set @ Nomad London: Patrice Scott is back in town for an extended set of those warm, deep, driving sounds that only he can supply. The Runsounds crew offer him the space to let fly with his record bag(s) and dig deep for the kind of records he really loves to play – you know you’re going to be in for something special at this one! Adding some variety to the line up Allez Allez will be providing you with a mix of all things weird, wonderful and danceable – think krautrock, house, minimal, Industrial + much more.
  4. Love Hate @ Egg: They say “A hyper-fusion of sounds, styles and sexuality create the turbulent vortex of the London scene, LOVE HATE will become the eye, simultaneously teetering on the edge of destruction and creation, sampling and reconstructing from the wrecks and wastes of London’s ever changing cultural landscape. Take a ride on the whirlwind that is LOVE HATE and peer into the future sounds of London!” Erm yeah.. What they said innit! Tonight its defo more love than hate with sounds from: Viper Recordings’ Matrix & Futurebound & Metrik (Viper, Dj Snips (Livin’ Proof/Sas), Tommi & Luke Black (Supercool / Organic Art Movement), Snap, Crackle & Pop Djs, Orlando Boom DJs + more!
  5. Shabba-Dabba-Rah!@ Movida Daniel Lismore and BoomSqueak host this polysexual fashion night- its awash with bloggers, blaggers and media moguls’. Party peddlers Buster Bennet and electroclash producer Larry Tee be the DJs spinning the upfront pop remixes to bass-driven house on the decks. Think The Blitz party meets Studio 54 and then some!

Other cracking nights tonight (in no particular order): Skew-wif @ Raving Buddha || Warm with Nick Hoppner & Elif Bicer @ Plastic People || Scene Not Herd with Saytek Live Reworked Album Tour @ East Village || N.O.N Summer Loft Party @ The Horse & Groom || Coconut Ritz with Sishi Rösch (Digital Delight, No19) @ Horse & Groom || That Mixmag Thing #15 – Tornado Wallace, Huxley, Waifs & Strays and Union @ Queen of Hoxton || Andy Smith’s Jam Up Twist @ The Book Club || Howie B presents Boomerang a Star of Kings || Savage Beach @ The Baby Bathouse || Hessle Audio @ Fabric


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  1. Shake It feat Magda and Layo & Bushwacka @  Loft Studios: Shake it! Are taking things back to basics this Sat… That means scaling down the size and going back to doing what they do best –  small intimate parties for those in the know, in very special locations  (and of course sticking to those amazing lineups you’ve all come to expect!) This time is no exception with the fantastic Magda gracing the turntables alongside Layo & Bushwacka! Venue wise they are back on Scrubs Lane in North West London – this spot has the perfect party set-up; outdoor courtyard for drinking, chilling and socialising, and a super cool New York style loft space for dancing and partying in until the sun comes up… Perfect!
  2. 5 Years Of Leftroom at fabric: I don’t think I need to say much here – in fact i’m just going to list the line-up and let you decide for yourselves.. You’ll see! ROOM ONE: Craig Richards, Matthias Tanzmann, Martin Buttrich (live) ROOM TWO: 5 YEARS OF LEFTROOM RECORDS – Matt Tolfrey, Ryan Elliot, Inxec (live), Mark Chambers ROOM THREE: Hot Natured – Jamie Jones, Lee Foss.. Err YEAH!
  3. Krankbrother presents Pan-Pot, Dj T. & Shaun Reeves @ Village Underground: As if a line-up of Ivan Smagghe and Dyed Soundorom on May 13th wasn’t enough, krankbrother return on July 2nd with a truly spectacular trio of acts. This time they’ll be welcoming 3 acts from their 3 favourite record labels – Mobilee, Get Physical and Crosstown Rebels. That is – Pan-Pot (Mobilee), DJ T. (Get Physical) and Shaun Reeves (Crosstown Rebels).And to top it off, they’re even borrowing the soundsystem that used to live in The Fridge for the evening – a line-up like this deserves the best sound quality available.
  4. Press Play with Kruse & Nuernberg @  Basing House: Press Play are back. Back in a big way. Ladies and gentlemen, denizens of club land and sonic marauders of the London night, we are well beyond excited. This time you get to Press Play with two true superstars of the underground deep house scene, Kruse & Nuernberg! Straight out of Hamburg, these two have been turning the deep house scene on it’s head with releases on a seminal plethora of taste-making labels including Bedrock, OM, NRK, Lazy Days, Noir, Kolour, Dark Energy, King Street, Daub. Alongside Kruse & Nuernberg, A>D>D are back with their enigmatic blend of quirky underground deep house. One thing is for certain, heads and party animals will always be kept on their toes… Them dancing toes.
  5. Spl presents…..Dennis Ferrer….Objektivity @ TBA – East London: Dennis Ferrer brings his Objecktivity night to a small warehouse in East London for a one time opportunity to see him in an intimate setting. 2020 Vision’s Simon Baker joins him for what is sure to be a pretty special evening. Capacity is being kept purposefully low and as usual they are  keeping the general release tickets as affordable as possible. Grab one while you can…..!

The VERY best of the rest this Sat (in no particular order): Spectrum Summer Warehouse Party at Ewer Street Car Park || Badapple presents Burnski & Nisekay @ Nomad London ||  Mutant Disco with Glimpse & Miguel Campbell @  The CAMP Basement ||  Low Slung with Nicholas (Live) & Sleazy Beats Recordings @ The Horse & Groom ||  Defected In The House @  Ministry Of Sound ||  Prologue with Norman Jay @  East Village || Lemonade Launch Party @  The Nest ||  Mooch feat Antonio De Angelis & Claire Ripley @ Cargo ||  Mode:play – Summer Edition @  The Rhythm Factory ||  Bbr In Brixton with 808 State Fc Kahuna Ghetto Funk featurecast Ep Launch @ Brixton Jamm ||  Batmacumba @ Notting Hill Arts Club || Disco Bloodbath @ Passion, N16

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  1. Get Diverted Terrace Party with Coyu at Brixton Clubhouse:The Get Diverted Terrace season is now in full swing and for July’s party they are turning the heat with SURA label boss, Coyu headlining. His productions have been the soundtrack to the Terrace since its inception, Beatport number 1 “El Baile Aleman” was huge and “Raw Sweat” was last year’s anthem. His unmistakable style has seen him gain support from a wide spectrum of followers, from Dennis Ferrer, to Joris Voorn through to Sven Vath. Brixton Clubhouse has been quoted as the best outside party space in London and is the perfect venue for daytime clubbing. So get your shades, sun cream and flips at the ready to Get Diverted on the first Sunday of each month!!
  2. Cargo presents: Oslo Records Showcase @ Cargo: Cargo announce an undoubted highlight in this summer’s party calendar – the OSLO RECORDS SHOWCASE. Taking place this Sunday, Oslo will setup camp on the Cargo terrace and in our main hall for a 12 hour journey through the highest reaches of quality house music.  Featuring: RAY OKPARA, NEKES, CHRISTIAN BURKHARDT (live) and  DAMIAN SCHWARTZ.  With support from a host of London’s finest resident DJ’s.. D
  3. Jaded Hosts Krankbrother Afters with Pan-Pot @ Cable London: This Sunday morn Joining Raymundo Rodriguez will be none other than PAN-POT/ KRANKBROTHERS fresh(ish) from their Sat night shenanigans at Village Undergroun. Chris Stanford also joins in the antics!
  4. Wetyourself with Fabrizio Maurizi @ Fabric: WYS open the month with very special guest, m_nus mainstay Fabrizio Maurizi. WYS! remix artist Fabrizio Maurizi (a.k.a Roger on the Italian scene) is a native of Bologna, IT (Italy), a city that has always paid particular attention to the original Detroit Techno movement, making it the perfect place to grow up in terms of music. Fascinated by the Neapolitan techno scene and above all, by the first time he saw Richie Hawtin playing…. Fabrizio delivers an unparraleled ability to manipulate the dancefloor through different moods maintaining an exciting level of energy throughout.  He will be supported by upcoming talent Unai Trotti.
  5. Tsv Bank Holiday Warm Up with Residents & Friends: No its not bank hol yet! The TSv guys known for throwing a party on a bank hol Sunday have decided the next one is still a few months off, so to keep things ticking over they are throwing a July party on Sunday 3rd using the ground floor, upper studio and courtyard of the vibe bar/building! Kicking off at 2pm and going through until the midnight hour, TSV residents are joined by a selection of London’s finest to dance the day and night away

Other nights to watch out for this Sunday:   Creche Intimate Terrace Sessions @ The Brickhouse ||  Strawberry Sundays with Jon Rundell @ The Artesian Well ||  Spotlight Music Showcase @ Villain (East Village Upstairs) ||  Stepforward presents – Oyster Afterparty with Letizia Carrero @ Public Life