Waaay too much on the *new improved* blog this wk to fit it all on here… So just open me up already!!

We’re back this week with an even BETTER blog with a sheeet load more content for you luverzzzzz of all things music! This week we have the usual weasel guff pour moi, plus…
News from: Stacy Pullen, Gil Scott Heron (RIP),  Alice Rose, Spectrum  & Innervisions
Podcasts from: Malaysia’s Raysoo, ONNO, Begin, Tristan Da Cunha & Desyn Masiello
Interviews from: Simon Baker, Less Foss & Jonathan Ulysess… (No I haven’t finished.. lol)
Music Reviews of: David Squillace’s Cavo Paradiso 11, John Digweed & Nick Muir ’30 Northeast’, Esquare / TV Pet EP, Ante Perry vs Tube & Berger, CHOICE CUT Matt Williams & Mark L’ Hat / Mellow EP + CHOICE CUT Manik / Armies of the Night CD, Mark E / ‘Stone Breaker’
Competitions from: Junk Yard with Matthew Burton at Star of Bethnal Green & Rhythmatic presents Cavo Paradiso with Rhadoo, Petre Inspirescu
ALL THIS… Plus the usual top 5 and the VERY best of the rest of the nights out this weekend.. Voila! (I have finished now)



Glade fest this weekend

Lots going on this weekend in the capital – that is if you are not off to Glade festival which looks set to be amazing! Take those wellies and rain coats for Sat and Sunday if you are! (although this is the weather report courtesy of BBC weather – I’ve often suspected these forecasts were compiled by an office chimp or something – they get it wrong that often!) Have a great time if you are off there! If you want to go but haven’t sorted yourself entry apparently TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE surprisingly! Click the link to have a read of Little Jo’s article on Glade, she says “Yes, we’re surprised too. Perhaps its due to some un-reliablity in previous years. Perhaps its due to the constant venue changes. Perhaps its just because there are so many festivals to fit in. But believe it or not if you’re not up to anything this weekend and fancy seeing some stellar dance music artists then you still have time to nab yourself a Glade ticket.” click for more…

A christian eye view of a raver apparently..

OK… So hands up who wants to read a right winged Christian American article all about raving and ravers? (warning – this article was written by an IDIOT & certain sections are quite offensive!!)  Can I get a HELL yeah?!! Some of my favourite parts: “This new drug (E) was so powerful that it could take the average business man and turn them into a bead wearing, lollipop sucking, Elmo backpack carrying sex-a-holic within 35 to 45 minutes. This drug would make ones eyes the size of a Japanese Anime character and would turn them into a raging sex craver. The amount of stranger sex due to this drug is unmeasurable and has been rumored that a male could be driven to having 12 to 17 sex partners in one night.” Other highlights.. “A Jungle List is known for liking what is called “Drummed and Base” music and are known for their pot and meth addictions.”  Roughly translated people – Junglists like Drum & Bass!! very funny – these people are total fascists and totally deluded – have a read:


**Massive lol! I just went back on the site and it seems its gone!! Its appears those naughty Christians haven’t paid their bill!! Either that or this awful article generated so much traffic that the provider wants more money – all very funny.. Maybe check back in a bit – you HAVE to read it!**

Now completely off topic (tangent alert!) has anyone else noticed how much buck toofed (yes we all can see you’ve had them done now love!) Brazilian football star Ronaldo looks like Red dwarf come Corrie crackhead Craig Charles? Its uncanny!

Enjoy the weekend folks! xx



Guest Chart – Stacey Pullen

Do we really need to provide an introduction here? Innovator of Second Wave Detroit, pupil of Messrs … [Read More…]


Ode to Gil Scott Heron

Born on April 1st, 1949, in that most important of electronic cities, Chicago, it was with some …[Read More…]


Keep an eye out for… Alice Rose

What’s the use in coming across weird and wonderful artists if you don’t tell people about them? …[Read More…]


Nero added to Spectrum Summer Warehouse party bill.

Last month we bought you the first wave of the line up annoucements for the massive Spectrum Summer … [Read More…]


Innervisions set for massive London horror show

As one of the finest European labels it’s no surprise that when we get news some associated artists … [Read More…]


ONNO mUmU Podcast (www.djonno.com) by onno


The Glimmers – You Rock My World ( Tristan da Cunha and Pete Herbert remix ) by Tristan da Cunha

Desyn Masiello Live @ Trilogy (Dubai) – 15.10.2010 by djmixes


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Best of British – An interview with Simon Baker

Most people that put out their debut single almost a decade ago have got round to a full-length …[Read More…]


Jonathan Ulysses Interview.

Having just played a storming set to thousands of clubbers as warm up for Faithless’ last ever … [Read More…]

Joe Le Groove & Guestlist Network caught up w/ Lee Foss.. (Joe – what you smokin’ there bruv? LOL)




Various Artists ‘Cavo Paradiso 11 Reconstructions: David Squillace’

Cavo Paradiso 11 – Reconstructions mixed by David Squillace CD / Digital Cavo Paradiso / … [Read More…]

BED97_ArtworkJohn Digweed & Nick Muir ’30 Northeast’

John Digweed & Nick Muir / 30 Northeast (with Abe Duque remix) Vinyl / Digital Bedrock …[Read More…]


Esquare ‘TV Pet EP’

Esquare / TV Pet EP (with remixes from Sei A, and Skinnerbox) Vinyl Elsewhere / Released June …[Read More…]


Ante Perry vs Tube & Berger / Ever Never

Ante Perry vs Tube & Berger / Ever Never Digital Great Stuff Recordings / … [Read More…]


CHOICE CUT – Matt Williams & Mark L’ Hat – Mellow EP

CHOICE CUT Matt Williams & Mark L’ Hat / Mellow EP (with Remixes by Weekend Heroes and Bahar … [Read More…]


CHOICE CUT – Manik ‘Armies of the Night’

CHOICE CUT Manik / Armies of the Night CD / Digital Ovum / Released May 23rd … [Read More…]


Mark E ‘Stonebreaker’

Mark E / ‘Stone Breaker’ Vinyl / Digital / CD Spectral Sound / Released May 23rd … [Read More…]


This week we have tickets and MORE to give away this week from:


Junk Yard with Matthew Burton at Star of Bethnal Green

Junk Yard will be hosting june’s event at the Star of bethnal green and welcomes Matthew burton ( Visionquest/left room/ retrofit) to the tables. Matthew Burton has just been signed to the mighty Seth Troxler’s Visionquest label and Sammy d’s Ultrastretch,  for this reason he is being massively bigged up by all.

His blend of deep and pumping tech house along with his serious ability to play with real feeling and edge will make this event one not to be missed. Junk Yard have given us x 2 tickets to give away – to win send mail to:  melissa@plainandsimple.tv


Rhythmatic presents Cavo Paradiso with Rhadoo, Petre Inspirescu at TBA:

Cavo Paradiso, the afterparty only venue turned world-renowned club is largely known for a gloriously diverse seasonal event schedule, with everyone from Sander Van Doorn to Ricardo Vilallobos playing to the masses that visit the beautiful island of Mykonos every year. Cavo Paradiso return for their yearly city stint in the big London smoke. Last year’s came with a treasured four hour back-to-back UK exclusive set by Matthias Tanzmann & Davide Squillace in celebration of Cavo Paradiso’s prestigious album compilation series which is now in its eleventh year. The 2011 episode has been lovingly created by Circo Loco legend and underground pioneer, Davide Squillace and is due for global release in July.  For this event a carefully thought out and tailored line-up with Rhadoo, Petre Inspirescu, Grecian musical mastermind Alex Celler and 13 year Cavo Paradiso resident, Stathis Lazarides, is being brought to London to showcase a more intimate and relaxed Cavo Paradiso vibe alongside a way to open the season’s doors, celebrate a new age of Cavo Paradiso in London and of course, not break tradition… We have x2 tickets for you and a guest up for grabs.. To enter and win tickets mail names to:  melissa@plainandsimple.tv




  1. EAST PROJECT PRESENTS RICHY AHMED AT THE CAMP (CITY ARTS & MUSIC PROJECT): After a hugely succesful and fun night at The Workshop back in March, East Project are back at new venue, The Camp. The music policy remains the same & the same is GOOD: Expect all things Deep/Tech, House, Techno and Disco!! This time round they are very excited to announce that their special guest on the night will be Hot natured & Crosstown Rebels’ RICHY AHMED..! Richy is regularly tipped as one to watch by the likes of Jamie Jones, Damian Lazarus, Clive Henry and Seth Troxler. Playing alongside Richy, will be ressies, Maxworthy and Disko Trooper. Plus Joe Morley and techno banger Randolph… This is one not to be missed..
  2. OSTGUT TON PRESENTS UNTERTON FEAT, BEN KLOCK, STEFFI & TOBIAS AT CORSICA STUDIOS: Zee Germans are coming!! Tonight  Ostgut Ton present UNTERTON, the launch of their new night at Corsica Studios.  The label are bringing the pick of their impressive roster over to South London this evening for an almighty session. Ostgut Ton was born from the decadent techno-meccas that are Berlin’s Berghain and Panorama Bar clubs. Berlin will be well and truly represented by the likes of Ben Klock and Norman Nodge, while Tobias plays a live analogue hardware set of forthcoming tracks. Over in room two, Panorama’s ladies Steffi and Tama Sumo will be keeping the electronic minimal-edged techno and house (in their words..) deep, sexy, dirty and jacking.
  3. RAM RECORDS AT FABRIC: Another Friday another monster offering from the Fabric Live team. This week sees Andy C’s Ram Records take over once more with DJ sets from Chase & Status, Loadstar feat. Texas, dBridge, Spectrasoul plus MORE in room one.  Over in room 2 DJ Zinc, Scratch Perverts & AD, Culture Shock, DC Breaks and other rising names.  Room 3 hosts Basher’s ‘Transmission’ album launch with Total Science, Fierce, Spinline and much more… Leave those heels at home ladies – its brock out time!
  4. SLOWPOKE WITH TILL VON SEIN & JAMES TEEJ AT TBA: After their trip to The Electric Pickle in Miami Slow Poke is back to London with 2 amazing artists  (in case you were wondering this is no fetish party… Slow Poke is American slang for someone who takes their time and isn’t concerned about keeping up with the rest of the pack!) …. Headlining for them this time round with be Rekids and Supernature’s James Teej  plus the amazing Till Von Sein.  Joining them will be ressies Jaime Ritchie and Brian Monaco.  Its also Brian’s birthday so as you can imagine there is bound to be some celebratory antics!!
  5. FOUR TET PRESENTS… @ PLASTIC PEOPLE: Kieran Hebden likes Plastic People so much he even dedicated a track to the club on his latest album! Tonight you’ll find him setting to work on PP’s soundsystem like only he knows how. Expect the best in warped and melodic techno, Detroit and Chicago-influenced house and groove-focused electronica… *can’t breathe*

Other cracking nights tonight:  CDR Knowledge at Rivington Place | Back To Back with Stopmakingme at Dalston Superstore | Rude Movements at Basing House | Howie B presents Boomerang at The Star Of Kings | Stepforward present Oyster Afterparty Friday Night Special Residents at Public Life | East London Dollop 7th Birthday Series at XOYO | Mind! with Special Guest Phil Asher at Plan B  Bassment |  Liason @ Cargo with James Priestley | Lively with Simian Mobile Disco @ The Nest

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  1. TROUBLE VISION: SUMMER SESSION WITH TENSNAKE, LEE FOSS, SPACE DIMENSION CONTROLLER AT CORSICA STUDIOS: Err.. “Woah!” was the word that sprang to mind when I saw this line up! This Sat, Trouble Vision returns to present a Summer Showcase over at Corsica Studios (is it just me or have Corsica along with The Coronet been consistently smashing out amazing nights recently – it seems clubland is alive and well in Elephant & Castle after all!). Heading up Room 1, is none other than Tensnake. Having written possibly 1 of the biggest tunes of 2010, the TV guys are bringing him into London for the last time before he hits the festivals. Providing heavy weight support is one half of Hot Natured (with Jamie Jones) Lee Foss. Over in Room 2, is R&S signee Space Dimension Controller, plus T. Williams and his deep soul tinged 2 step stylings.  Also appearing will be regulars Dark Sky.. All in all a cracker of an evening folks!
  2. MUMU LONDON… ONNO & WILLIAM KOUAM DJOKO AT THE CAMP BASEMENT: The mUmU boys are just about recovered after an amazing night hosting room 3 at Fabric for their anniversary, and are back with a bang! This Saturday night they bring you a very promising dutch artist in the shape of ONNO. He’ll excitingly be making his London/UK debut for mUmU over at the CAMP basement on City Road.  Take a listen to the new mUmU podcast from ONNO up there ^ ^ in our pod casts section.  Support comes from Lee Rands (mUmU) and Iain Dixon.
  3. SPILT MILK DAYTIME TERRACE PARTY WITH KABALE UND LIEBE AT PAPERMILL: So far this season we have seen Spilt Milk bring the likes of Layo & Bushwaka & last time round it was the legendary Tiefschwarz turn ! Errr.. *phew* Line ups aside the party has a reputation for having an amazingly warm and friendly vibe and at weasel towers we think this is more important than any lineups! (although they do help OF course!!)  This Saturday they return with no doubt more friendly vibes and another quality line-up.  This event’s headliner is Dutch superstar “Kabale Und Liebe” who is quoted as producing one of the “greatest club hits of the decade ‘Mumbling Yeah’. With very few London appearances under his belt they are extremely lucky to have him on their terrace – Its seems the Dutch are invading East London this Saturday (see mUmU above!). Also on the lineup is Australian high flyer “Little Fritter”  and lastly, no stranger to Spilt Milk, resident Marc Ashken. The guys advise “Due to the overwhelming attention Spilt Milk is gaining, we strongly advise that you purchase an advance ticket for this event” standard.
  4. PERC’S ALBUM LAUNCH AT PATTERN CUTTERS WAREHOUSE:Over at The Pattern Cutter’s Warehouse on Kingsland Road, Techno Therapy and Perc Trax join forces for the official London launch party for Perc’s album ‘Wicker & Steel’. Perc is one of electronic dance music’s reference points: an internationally touring DJ, label owner and one of the finest producers around. For London-based Perc, AKAAli Wells, his rise to prominence has seen him releasing atmospheric drone and premium techno tracks since 2002.  His album Wicker & Steel’ is the pure distillation of the Perc sound. An instantly recognisable sound that has seen him appear on scene-leading labels such as Stroboscopic Artefacts, CLR, Ovum and Kompakt and which has taken him across the globe spreading the gospel of his own vision of techno. Supporting Perc will be Perc Trax own Truss, Forward Strategy Group, Justin Robertson and Chris Stanford… Massive!
  5. ILL-EC-TRO-NIC PRESENTS 20 YEARS OF VINYL ADDICTION AT CONCRETE BAR, HAYWARD GALLERY: Over at the Southbank center its a  veritable chin-scratcher’s dream! Chris Bauer, Langer and Stuart Parkins invite you to join them for an evening of choice cuts from two decades of feverish record collecting (Make that VERY feverish – I’ve seen Mister Parkin’s shelves in his front room! Literally wall to wall chock full of vinyl! Its an Aladdin’s cave people!).  Expect classic slices and lesser known gems of Chicago, Detroit, Electro, Hardcore, Breakbeat, Trip Hop and Electronica…. Plus booze (their words.. Lol). All this in the lovely space age surroundings of the Concrete Bar. There is a nice big terrace outside and they may drag one of the speakers out there if the weather is nice… Don’t miss this guys if you are “really” into your music – it’ll be perfecto… Enjoy

The VERY best of the rest this Sat:  Nuestra Casa’s Summer Boat Party feat Desyn Masiello at Temple Pier | A Night With…Heidi at Bar A Bar | RA X at Cable London | Deep’Art Showcase with Seb Zito & D.E.S at Visions Video Bar | Dc7 Warehouse Party at 7-9 Crucifix Lane | Feast 1st Birthday with Crazy P Soundsystem Live at 93 Feet East | Damian Lazarus and Guti – Live at fabric | Dope Disco presents Got Your Back with Poussez and Tommi & Nic Liu at The Workshop | Dropout  3rd Birthday feat Bearweasel at Star of Bethnal Green |

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  1. BAMBARA VS UNIVERSAL VIBES – BACK TO BASICS SUMMER OPENING PARTY AT CARGO: After a sold out run of roadblocking Friday night parties at Cargo, the Vibes crew return to Shoreditch and team up with Bambara to shake up summer Sundays in the capital. This week they welcome clubland stalwart (Celebrating its 20th birthday this year) Back to Basics!, Basics is the longest running club of its kind in the world and continually acts as a magnet for like-minded people, drawn to the combination of its Rock ‘n Roll ethos, passion for music and refusal to sell out which remains to this day. Over the years Basics has been responsible for the debut UK appearances of the likes of Francois K, Danny Tenaglia, Frankie Knuckles, Doc Martin, Josh Wink and Derrick Carter, to name but a few. Headlining is none other than Basics founder and infamous reveler Dave Beer, alongside his long standing residents Tristan Da Cuhna and James Holroyd all this plus support in both rooms from UV’s and Bambara‘s guests – these include 2020‘s Danny Raper, Downton & UV’s Paddy Freeform himself amongst many, many others!
  2. KUBICLE WITH BURNSKI AND RESIDENTS RICHY AHMED, TONI D AND FB JULIAN AT METROPOLIS: Fresh (or maybe not so!!) from their appearance at Glade this Saturday, Kubicle is back at  Metropolis this Sunday evening  from 10pm.. This week they bring you a tasty line up in the form of: Burnski plus residents Richy Ahmed, FB Julian & Toni D.  The Kubicle guys also tell  us that they’ve just put in 15 grands worth of new sound system… So cant wait to try it out…! Whoosh! The theme this time is Versace Party…
  3. WETYOURSELF WITH HUXLEY AT FABRIC: This Sunday Wet Yourself present Huxley, AKA Michael Dodman… One of the newest and hottest deep house producers around. Early on some big names have spotted his potential, including Cecille boss, Nick Curly and Tsuba head-honcho, Kevin Griffiths. Joining him will be Outart AKA Fabio Lo Monaco and Andrea Sirica.  Both Italians relocated to London, and together they mine deep house without sounding especially beholden to it. Their release earlier in the year Sun Splash was released on the respectable Moon Harbour recordings nonetheless. Also appearing will be who else but your face WYS ressies – Cormac, Jacob Husley and Peter Pixzel
  4. CRECHE INTIMATE TERRACE SESSIONS WITH DENIZ KURTEL AT THE BRICKHOUSE: After a few great parties at the Queen Of Hoxton the Creche boys take the party back to its routes and back to brick lane, for some more intimate affairs at the Brickhouse. They  say “Summer is all about sun and dancing under the blue skies and this is one of the few spots where we can have outdoor music in East London.” This Sunday headlining will be Wolf + Lamb / Crosstown Rebels’ Deniz Kurtel, who is flying in from Turkey for a very special Live Performance. Also joining him will be ressies Cozzy D & Alexis Raphael as well as Lower East’s Lee Brinx and 1 Trax’s Jamie Funk amongst others.
  5. JADED AT CABLE LONDON: Sunday morning’s Jaded over at Cable this week at kicks off with resident Raymundo Rodriguez and Chris Stanford B2B for the first 6 hours in the balcony room to warm things up nicely . Then from 11-1 DC7 rolling on through from their Sat night event at Crucifix will be providing the finale with secret guests…

Other nights to watch out for this Sunday: Movimento Afterhours with Clint Lee, Francesco Poggi, Joseph Dl at Club Aquarium | Got Soul