Archives for May 2011

Win tickets to the Vague Launch Party with Matthew Styles

**PLEASE NOTE THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED ** Vague is set to be one of 2011s coolest parties. With meticulous attention to detail the Vague team look set to become London stalwart in the clubbing scene.For their debut they haveā€¦ Matthew Styles (Horizontal, Diamond and Pearls, Crosstown Rebels) Archie […]

Saytek Interview

  Saytek aka Joseph Keevill has gained a reputation as one of the most exciting live acts to come from the UK in recent times. He has been relentlessly touring the UK and Europe with his fully improvised hardware live shows with headline slots at clubs and parties such as Sankeys Manchester, Fabric London, The […]

CHOICE CUT – Manik ‘Armies of the Night’

Josh Wink’s outfit introduces Manik; a native New Yorker whose first album is partly inspired by cult movie The Warriors. It’s also got some quality instrumental hip-hop, acid house, tribal beats, and tech druggyness. Not half bad for a first attempt.

Get your free Will Saul Fabric mixtape here…

Ahead of Aus Music’s second room takeover the label boss Will Saul pieced together a mixtape containing new and exclusive tracks, which is available here. Something to whet the appetite ahead of Deadboy, Tevo Howard, Midland, Cottam and many more…

Bloc Weekender Mixes now online.

If you’re a regular reader of Plain and Simple, you’ll know that we’re pretty big fans of Bloc Weekender. The Weekender, which takes place at Butlins in Minehead, enjoyed its 5th year this year, and the sell out event presented one of the finest line-ups of techno and electronica that you could lay your mits […]

Mark E ‘Stonebreaker’

Wolverhampton’s finest export Mark E finally serves up his debut album on the acclaimed Spectral Sound. Solid, chunky house, groovy downbeats and launching techno are the order of the day, all presented in a proud and purposeful way.

Tommy Tempa ‘The Quixotic EP’

A twenty-odd minute EP made up of seven intertwined tracks is served up by Tommy Tempa, a chap who has already caught the attention of Gilles Peterson and the like. Strange electronica, rooted in hip-hop, funk, breakbeat and glitch is one way to put it.

Secret Cinema ‘Minerals’

After 18 years in the game Jeroen Verheij releases the first album on his year-and-a-half-old imprint, Gem Records. There’s flying Dutch techno in an early Timo Maas, Marco Carola vein, and beatless bliss on the collaborative disc with Mental Youth.

Guest Chart – Pitto

With a debut artist album coming next month on Joris Voorn and Edwin Oosterwal’s label, Green, Pitto is one Dutchman whose musical career appears to be flying, whether creating the poppier sounds of his new LP, or solid techno like Feelin’. Here’s his chart.

Craig Richards behind Fabric 58

Named after the night wherein he programs live acts around his DJ sets, the club’s acclaimed resident DJ prepares a meld of tracks from revered artists like Two Lone Swordsmen, Melchior Productions, Joel Mull, Maurice Fulton, Semtek, and many more.