Archives for June 2011

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 career that has stretched over 18 years to date with no sign of him slowing down anytime soon. Achieving numerous chart hits, television appearances, world-renowned residencies and underground anthems, there is not a part […]

Brand new production planned for Global Gathering.

With just over a month to go, GlobalGathering have announced the first of the brand new onsite production that will be making it’s debut and completely transforming the festival site this summer. The all new main stage and second stage will bring this year’s colourful artwork concept to life with all new visuals, graphics and […]

CHOICE CUT – Popol Vuh ‘Revisited & Remixed (1970-1999)

Rarely has one album offered so much to so many… The German prog rock outfit Popol Vuh are remembered ten years after the founding member died on this double disc must have. One half original work, another remixes from Peter Kruder, Jazzanova’s Alex Barck, A Critical Mass, Mouse On Mars and Stereolab are amongst the highlights. Whatever you do from here, buy this album.

Secret Party Project Turn 1

Secret Party Project throw events with a difference. As well as a fresh house and funky soundtrack from a range of established DJs, vocalists and live performers, they like bespoke settings. In fact they really like bespoke settings, so much so that the last year has seen them party at mansions, on boats, in clubs […]

BNJMN ‘141’

One of Eastern Europe’s most exciting imprints returns with more less-than-obvious cuts from the world of ‘variable beats’. And, as was the case with the label’s Come On Let’s Go compilation of last autumn, more than a few different avenues therein are explored.

Parklife Weekender 2011

Plain & Simple took to Manchester’s Platt Fields Park earlier this month for two days of fun in the sun. Saturday stayed dry, though we struggled to hear things, Sunday we got soaked and had a great time. For more details read on.

One night in the Smoke

A few northerners went visit London to sightsee. Westminster Abbey, Parliament, and Fabric all being high on the agenda.

Get your free Ryan Elliot Fabric mixtape here

The man from Detroit unleashes some Spectral Sound stylings for free ahead of Leftroom Records’ takeover of Fabric Room Two, when he’ll be appearing alongside Matt Tolfrey, Inxec, and Mark Chambers.

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

Our tour of the planet’s most exciting imprints takes us to Switzerland, where one of Europe’s foremost purveyors of techno tinged with melody and electro edges offers words of wisdom on standing out from the crowd amid a sea of stiff competition. Say no more.

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 a pair of tickets to SPECTRUM, and to Layo and Bushwacka, and to the amazing SIRUP NATION FESTIVAL IN CROATIA..but now we’re also offering a pair of tickets to the UK DMC final at Scala…dont say we […]