This Week’s Weasel Blog: News, Competitions, Podcasts, Music Reviews, Interviews & The Pick of This Weekend’s Events…

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In the blog this week:

News: ‘Fatboy Slim’ Norman Cook has announced a 5 night UK tour taking place this Dec, FACE & Cream Ibiza Classics Present The Rainbow Street Carnival, Christian Smith to remix classic Underworld cut, free Vince Watson Fabric mixtape here

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.

Podcasts:  Ilian Tape Podcast Series 01 , OAPodcast 008 – Bubba & T-Bone, Mr Scruff & Floating Points DJ set from Plastic People, Derrick Carter

Music Reviews: Global Underground unleash new talent, John Digweed – Structures 2′, Gavin Herlihy & Delano Smith ‘Krypton Factor EP’, Cari Lekebusch & Joel Mull ‘Afrormosia’

Interviews: Roger Sanchez

Events: The top 5 picks of the weekend’s event + the very best of the rest!

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fat5 Night Stand with Fatboy Slim.

‘Fatboy Slim’ Norman Cook has announced a 5 night UK tour taking place this December. Taking in … [Read More…]

facePreview: FACE & Cream Ibiza Classics Present The Rainbow Street Carnival.



imgresChristian Smith to remix classic Underworld cut

Every once in a while those in the know tell us about a release that, despite the swathes of techo …[Read More…]


vincewatsonGet your free Vince Watson Fabric mixtape here

As has been the tradition over recent weeks we continue our fruitful friendship with the good folks … [Read More…]


 *there’s still time to enter the below comps!*

DMC-UK-DJ-Final-2011-Flyer_ReverseWEBWin 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 Sound

Check out this brilliant competition to win a music production course of your choice at Garnish … [Read More…]


Ilian Tape Podcast Series 01 by Dario Zenker

Mr Scruff & Floating Points DJ set from Plastic People, Sat 25 June 2011 by Mr Scruff

Derrick Carter – live mix by Elite Music Management

401241341891G2B_lGlobal Underground unleash new talent.

Global underground present the first fruits of their quest to undercover the next generation on … [Read More…]


BEDSTRUCTVarious Artists ‘John Digweed – Structures 2′

Various Artists / John Digweed – Structures 2 CD / Digital  Bedrock Records / Released June … [Read More…]


Krypton Factor EPGavin Herlihy & Delano Smith ‘Krypton Factor EP’

Gavin Herlihy & Delano Smith / Krypton Factor EP Vinyl / Digital  Apparel Music / Released … [Read More…]


AfrormosiaCari Lekebusch & Joel Mull ‘Afrormosia’

Cari Lekebusch & Joel Mull / Afrormosia Vinyl  H Productions / Released June … [Read More…]


Roger Sanchez Flashing LightsRoger Sanchez

Roger Sanchez is a name synonymous with House Music. With a career spanning several decades, he’s … [Read More…]



  1. A Private Party With Derrick Carter: Tonight you are treated to an exclusive all-night performance from Chicago house legend Derrick Carter!!  The Chicago veteran is flying in for a very special ‘Derrick Does Disco Dammit’ set, this is the first time he has ever explored his passion for disco… In his own words: ‘I want to play from the moment the doors open, until the mad rush to the toilets at the end of the night!’ Eek! ‘sitin’!!! The event will take place in a unique, private East London space, with a… Wait for it… GIANT DISCO BALL and bespoke sound system. The venue details will be kept secret right up until the day of the event when they will be sent to ticket holders.  Tiger beer is sponsoring this event so I think you can be damn sure of a few freebies.  If you’ve managed to bag a ticket for this you are very lucky indeed!
  2. EarToGround present … Dario Zenker-Marco Zenker, Ilian Tape Label Invasion! Reaching out of Munich and the highly acclaimed ‘Harry Klein’ camp, Ilian Tape has been putting out high quality Techno since 2007.  In other words… Prepare yourself for some Techno rumbles at East Village later this evening! Ilian Tape is run by brothers Dario and Marco Zenker, regular releases on the label can be found from the likes of Jonas Kopp and Franco Cinelli. Do not miss this rare opportunity to see these talented brothers perform together as they bring the unique and exciting sound of Harry Klein to the East End for the 1st time in London! The brothers will be joined by residents Chris Stanford and Gareth Wild.
  3. Slash Dot Dash Pres Kenneth Christiansen at Public Life: 1 year on from their relaunch SlashDotSlash are heading down to celebrate at their favourite converted toilet, Public Life, to bring you some cutting edge underground sounds. This time round they have enlisted the services of one of Dub Techno’s leading figures, Kenneth Christiansen. Kenneth will be performing a headlining 3 hour set, giving him plenty of time to display why he’s one of the most respected figures in techno today! Awesome!
  4. Phonica, Streets Of Beige and Nonsense present at TBA: This is a one-off collaboration between the famous Soho record shop, promoters Streets of Beige and Plastic People’s Nonsense night.  Tonight they are loading a Funktion One soundsytem into a very secret location for the the UK debut of Future Times’s synth-wave duo Beautiful Swimmers. And they’re joined by Funkineven, Soft Rocks and special guest and Detroit techno/house dons Kyle Hall. Very nice indeed!
  5. Jumpin Jack Frost & Jungle Splash present.. Jungle Clash at Anda de Bridge: This monthly Shoreditch session over at Anda de Bridge in Shoreditch is sure to get you junglists  (old and new) bubblin! Featuring Bryan G, Jumpin Jack Frost, Kenny Ken, Nicky Black Market, Digital Niya Binghi, Funky Flirt, Ezm, Moose, Ragga Twins and more names that would normally only appear together in a full scale rave… Brock out!

Other cracking nights tonight (in no particular order): Make Me – Lee Curtiss – Watergate 08 Release Party at The Star Of Kings // Tempo Clash – Kutmah, Om Unit, Bug, Jon Phonics at The Rhythm Factory //Dj Yoda, Shlomo, Soundcheck & Friends at Brixton Jamm // Bearweasel & Sam Russo at Basing House // Sound Advice Launch Party with Darius Syrossian at Cargo // Audiotorium presents Norman Jay (Mbe) at The Westbury Bar // Human Error with Grovesnor, :kinema:, Ghostcat, Personal Space Invaders, Look Stranger!, Concrete Disco, Hear We Dance, Despenser and Skilow at 93 Feet East // Groove Commitee presents New Yorks Finest Victor Simonelli at The CAMP (City Arts & Music Project)

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  1. Moon Harbour/Cargo Edition Showcase with Martinez & Ekkohaus + Lovebirds at Egg: Make your way over to EGG this Sat for a special “Moon Harbour Edition”. Matthias Tanzmann’s label presents a showcase on the house and techno terrace with roster big guns Martinez and Ekkohaus.  Meanwhile down in the basement, keeping it on the Detroit side of techno, with some deep house thrown in to boot will be Buzzin’ Fly’s Lovebirds, Tony Lionni, Kelly Sylvia and Soy Mustafa.  Up in the loft sees disco queen Sophie Lloyd and Psychemagik. Absolutely massive!
  2. Dixon & Isolee – live at Fabric: Saturday sees Fabric once more chock full to the brim with electronic cutting edge goodness.  This week sees Berlin’s Dixon and Hamburg’s Isolee (live) joining Craig Richards in the main room. Terry Francis, Steve Rachmad and Vince Watson (live) in room two. nd Chicago’s Rahaan up in Lasermagnetic’s room three, hosted by Johnny Hiller and Neil Thornton. Expect the best in deep house, melodic techno, minimal and all inbetween.
  3. Love House Fever Party at TBA: Girls you can put on that outfit your daddy wouldn’t like you wearing and boys that like to dance with boys well…. come and let your hair down under our love heart… Indeed! This fabulous NYC style disco sees industry insiders, polysexual posers, disco heads and up-fer-it clubbers.  This time round (owing to the powers that be being frumps!) its the last dance at a “seedy little Dalston live-in warehouse”. Tonight they’re joined by Secretsundaze’s favourite new talent Brawther.  Expect more sleaze-drenched ‘adult’ disco and deep house… A house party with a difference!
  4. Lemonade with Riton at The Nest: Head down to Dalston’s “The Nest” this Sat for their new weekly showcase of hot live electro-edged acts, guest DJs and ressie talent,.  Given the initial line up this is set to be AMAZING! . Tonight electroclash linchpin Riton takes the decks with Scarlett Ettiene and Lemmy Ashton around live sets from The Coolness and Avatars.
  5. Paris Acid Ball at Dalston Superstore: Batty Bass’ Hannah Holland, Tutti Frutti’s Squeaky and Dalston Superstore/Disco Bloodbath’s Dan Beaumont are over at The Superstore on Saturday where they’ll be “werking” the kinds of voguetastic sounds you’d hear at an acid-drenched party in Paris.  From jackin’ acid workouts to runway classics and deep New York standards, joined by guest DJ Dave Kendricki.

The VERY best of the rest this Sat (in no particular order): We Fear Silence present 10 Years Of Commercial Suicide with Klute, Break, Calibre, D Bridge, Doc Scott, Marcus Intalex and More.. at Cable London //  Release Yourself presents The Flashing Lights Tour at Ministry Of Sound – Roger Sanchez, Prok & Fitch, Jesse Voorn // House Rules with Third Party, Gareth Wyn, Faze Action and More at East Village // Lot49 presents Vibrate at The Star Of Kings //  Badlife presents 1234 Festival After-Party

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  1. Horse Meat Disco with Daniel Wang: Over at the Eagle this Sunday Horse Meat Disco are at launching their third compilation album with a guest set from none other than Daniel Wang (can’t even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed his set at Disco Bloodbath last year!) Tres exciting! The new compilation released on the 4th July is an upbeat vs downtempo collection of real gems (send me a copy pretty please boys!) Also providing the music on the night are the disco titans and ressies James Hillard, Jim Stanton, Luke Howard and Severino .  If this isn’t enough you can purchase said compilation on the night and they also have some tshirts in stock to boot! Woot!
  2. Wetyourself with Jay Shepheard at Fabric: WYS ressies DJs Cormac, Peter Pixzel, Jacob Husley are joined by Jay Shepheard who will be performing a live/DJ set, plus DJ Alex Vieria. They’ll be cranking up the electro to minimal to techno madness as ever.  A great start as always to your working week the next day 😉 or not.. get those sick notes at the ready!
  3. Jaded with Tred Benedict and Raymundo Rodriguez at Cable London: Sunday morning’s Jaded over at Cable this week at kicks off with resident Raymundo Rodriguez and Spilt Milk’s Tred Benedict. Expect techno, house plenty of devoted music lovers. 
  4. The Last Ever…Bloggers Delight:  Meanwhile at the Lock Tavern Casper C and residents Skull Juice and Nik Nik Nik squeeeeeze in over 20 DJs to  join them at the small but beautifully formed  micro-club, and show us ordinary folk what’s hot on the blog circuit for the very last time. With a mash-up of electronica and bass to disco edits and no-wave via 2-step garage, electro and low-slung house. If this wasn’t enough till free all day long!
  5. Movimento Afterhours with Chase Buch at Club Aquarium: Movimento Afterhours continues it’s journey this week, travelling through all shades of house, techno, deep disco & electronic soul… Starting as usual on Saturday night and going trough the late hours on Sunday morning….This time round they welcome back Kling Klong, Great Stuff and Orion Records’ Chase Buch to the decks. Chase will be joined by ressies  Francesco Poggi and Joseph DL

Other nights to watch out for this Sunday: CDR July London Session with Daisuke Tanabe at Plastic People  // Spin Doctor’s Birthday Bbq Hip-Hop Pub Quiz at Cargo  // Sunday Club at East Village