Weasel Blog: Phonica, PIAS, Big Chill, Hypercolour + The Martinez Brothers, Jay Haze, D’Julz, Chris Lattner, Colin Dale, Greg Wilson, Magda + the pick of the weekend’s events…

Hullo all!  Hope you are all OK and well and settling back into normality after the rioting malarky! In the style of the blitz I think its fair to say the best course of action is “keep calm and carry on”. With this in mind I decided doing the blog was the best thing to do this week, bout time you all had a night out to forget the terrible events, and also had some stuff to read which was about anything OTHER than the riots and looting! The police ARE enforcing a 2am closure rule to a few clubs in London, & asking that others comply with a “members and tickets only” rule.  My advice folks to to call the venue beforehand that you are heading to, and check where they are with this over the weekend.

Its still important we all remember that lots of people have lost their homes and businesses and we should show support to our local areas – wherever they may be!  On that note, please see the news section with the sad report on the PIAS/Sony warehouse which was unfortunately set on fire in the riots.  100’s of already struggling labels were affected, and we are imploring you to support those concerned.  www.plainandsimple.tv are launching a campaign to show solidarity to those labels affected, and there are details here of how you can help.

Lastly to cheer you all up I have pulled together the week’s best funny viral’s in relation to the scummy looters.. Enjoy mocking them and take care of each other… xx

CLICK HERE FOR tons of emabarrassing photoshops of the idiotic looters!


and of course how can we forget the worst looter of the lot….

The BBC did a funny fake news report on it; http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7577577.stm

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Independent record labels effected by the Sony/Pias warehouse fire in the London Riots.

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Plain and Simple at the Big Chill – The Verdict.

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 uk-0826-278017-frontWin Free tickets to Hypercolour presents The Martinez Brothers!

Hypercolour presents The Martinez Brothers Friday 26th August // The Nest/ 36 Stoke Newington … [Read More…]


Win tickets to Movement Unit (Part 1) with a VERY special guest!

Movement Unit returns with its first of four exclusive parties for 2011. This time they have chosen … [Read More…]



Get your free Jay Haze Fabric mixtape here

He has collaborated with the likes of Ricardo Villalobos and Robag Wruhme, meanwhile his solo …[Read More…]


Get your free D’Julz Fabric mixtape here

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Chris Lattner – Going To Miami by Chris Lattner

Colin Dale – Till The Break Of Dawn Mix. by Colin Dale

Magda & Marc Houle RA Podcast 2010 by magda

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CHOICE CUT – Bahar Canca ‘The Bahar Canca EP’

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David Amo, Julio Navas & Mar-T “People From Ibiza”

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One massive session – Freerotation 2011 in review

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Around the world in 80 labels – Svetlana Industries

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Other cracking nights tonight (in no particular order): Durrr @ The Nest // City Fly…To London with Cottam & Pablo Valentino at Basing House // Reggae Roast @ Basement of The Camp // Smakdown @ Horse & Groom //  The Gallery presents Balance – Nick Warren at Ministry Of Sound


Other cracking nights on Sat (in no particular order): Radio Slave, James Teej live and Bass Culture Records at fabric // We Fear Silence present Butterz & Hardrive with Kode9, Elijah & Skilliam Ft P Money at Cable London // Skew-wif @ The Raving Buddah // Systematic Sessions at Ministry Of Sound // Cubism featuring Saytek – Live at Cargo // Lasermagnetic presents @ Horse & Groom //  Lemonade presents Retro/grade and Coin Operated Boy at The Nest // Northern Purpose @ Basement of, The Camp


Other cracking nights on Sun (in no particular order): Southcity Terrace Party at Brixton Clubhouse // Movimento Afterhours at Club Aquarium // Stepforward presents: Oyster Afterparty Limited.Uk at Public Life // Scenechronic – Sundaydayday Outdoor at Lockside Lounge//  Bonjour Sailors Afterparty at Basing House