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  • Catch up with this weeks Music based news… We bring you the most up to date news from labels, venues, promoters to DJs and lots more.. This week: Get your free Nathan Jonson Hrdvision Fabric mixtape, Our take on “Fake” DJs, secretsundaze Go Bang! Dimitri From Paris and Defected, Metronomy tell some Late Night Tales, SW4, Lost My Dog and Moodymanc, Michael Mayer preps new album


  • Its your weekly chance to win tickets to top events in town + more.. This week:  Win Tickets to see Groove Armada, Todd Edwards + Maxxi Soundsystem at Hypercolour’s Warehouse Showcase, “We Love… Space” and Get Diverted Four Years On The Terrace!


  • This week we speak to: Daniel Sanchez


  • This week’s latest music and label releases: Grant Nelson presents Departure Lounge ‘Time Ties’, David Garfit – Take Me To The Top, Darius Syrossian ‘My Side Project EP’, Maya Jane Coles & Shenoda


  • This week’s podcasts: Josh Wink Live @ Emotion, Seth Troxler Live @ Fuse




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Catch up with this weeks Music based news… We bring you the most up to date news from labels, venues, promoters to DJs and lots more!


Get your free Nathan Jonson Hrdvision Fabric mixtape here

They say talent often runs in the family. Of course there are plenty of examples where this isn’t … More >>>



He wears a mask, he plays pre-mixed tracks. We’re bored.

“Today I’m supposed to read another article on button pushing fake dance artists. I don’t listen to … More >>>



It’s coming… all-day-all-night mini-festival secretsundaze Go Bang! With Four Tet, Matthew Herbert, Motor City Drum Ensemble and more..

On August Bank Holiday Sunday, secretsundaze – undisputed leaders of London’s daytime party … More >>>



Dimitri From Paris goes Back In The House for Defected

The latest instalment in Defected’s long-running mix series will be on sale from August 28th 2012, … More >>>



Metronomy tell some Late Night Tales

Whether you joined the story with debut LP Pip Paine (Pay The £5,000 You Owe), or soundtrack to … More >>>



SW4 Saturday Sells Out!

With exactly one month to go until the ninth installment of South West Four, we are delighted to … More >>>



Lost My Dog and Moodymanc to cook up beats and treats

With the weather having suddenly taken a turn for the agreeable in the last week or so many Britons … More >>>



Michael Mayer preps new album

The king of Kompakt, amongst other things, will unleash a brand new long player in early winters … More >>>

This week you have the chance to get your hands on:


Win Tickets to see Groove Armada, Todd Edwards + Maxxi Soundsystem at Hypercolour’s Warehouse Showcase…

Groove Armada are known to many as one of the world’s biggest dance acts. This year they have … More >>>



Weekly chances to win tickets to a “We Love Space” event of your choice ALL season!

We Love… Is one of Ibiza’s longest standing and revered institutions. With over ten years of flying the flag  … More >>>


4 years on the Terrace Front

Win Tickets to Get Diverted Four Years On The Terrace Celebration!

It’s been 4 years since Get Diverted first took over the terrace at Brixton Clubhouse and it’s … More >>>


This week we speak to…


An Interview with: Daniel Sanchez

Daniel Sanchez – a DJ, producer and live specialist – is the bad boy of underground techno in … More >>>


This week’s latest music and label releases…


Darius Syrossian ‘My Side Project EP’

Darius Syrossian / My Side Project EP Vinyl / Digital  Mile End Records / Released August … More >>>



Maya Jane Coles & Shenoda (Huxley Rmxs) ’1Trax Three- Huxley Sampler’

Maya Jane Coles & Shenoda / 1Trax- Three Mixed by Huxley (Sampler) Vinyl   1Trax / … More >>>



Grant Nelson presents Departure Lounge ‘Time Ties’

Grant Nelson presents Departure Lounge / Time Ties Digital Freeze Dried / Released July … More >>>



David Garfit – Take Me To The Top

In a short space of time, Leeds producer David Garfit has demonstrated a keen production prowess on … More >>>



Anyone who uses Soundcloud will probably have heard of podcast king R_co and if you haven’t – where have you been?! Rico Passerini’s Soundcloud account is by FAR the best source for music on the web from disco to techno, old mixes to new ones, well known names to new ones – he uploads a plethora of sounds every day and week. We are v.pleased to welcome him to this section of the blog. Get excited as we’ll give you his new uploads every week!

A message from Rico: “Its all about the Music… All DJ mixes are available for download… Hopefully my page will help ID some of those awesome records that you hear at the weekends & also help give the artists a bit more credit as you can then go out & buy the vinyl!!! So if I find any TRACK LISTS… I’ll post them in the COMMENTS… Click the track name to open the comments fully & find out more info about the artist & the mix session… If you can fill in any gaps in the track lists that would be Kool…” Facebook // Twitter

Josh Wink Live @ Emotion, St Louis – 1995 by R_co

Seth Troxler Live @ Fuse, Brussels – 07-04-2012 by R_co


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Plastic People – London – Price 7 advance £8 on the door
Line-up / Steve Bicknell – Tomoki Tamura – Eightbitrate
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  22:00-04:00
7-9 Crucifix Lane – London – Price 10 / £12 / £15
Line-up / Dominik Eulberg (Cocoon) Greg Brockmann (Half Baked) SAOIRSE (Art of Dark) Nathalia (Voyage)
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  23:00-06:00
Egg – London – Price 12 – £20 Advance (MOTD)
Line-up / R1: Layo & Bushwacka!, Paco Osuna
R2: Leading Astray w/ Elek-Fun, L Tete, Adam Bloy, Luis Pedregosa
R3: Galen (Dirtybird/Utensil/SanFran) & Friends
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  22:00-08:00
The Horse & Groom – London – Price 4.00 + £1.00
Line-up / Natalie Coleman, J’adele, Russell Wayne, Dmana, Electum Goldensun, Laydee V
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //   21:00-04:00
Basing House – London – Price 1st release – £5.00, 2nd Release £8. £10 on the Door
Jichael Mackson, Sei A, Greg Sawyer, Tom Bulwer
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  22:00-04:00
fabric – London – Price 17 Advance Tickets/ £10 Students/ £13 fabricfirst
Line-up / ROOM ONE: HESSLE AUDIO; Pearson Sound, Pangaea, Jackmaster, MM/KM (live), Randal (Old School Set), Joe, MCs: Chunky;
ROOM TWO: FABRICLIVE 64: Oneman LAUNCH PARTY; Oneman, Artwork, Kode9 (Garage Set), Loefah;
ROOM THREE: EXIT; dBridge (5 Hour Set), MCs: SP:MC
Bass-line / Dubstep / Drum n Bass  //  22:00-06:00
The Nest – London – Price 7
Line-up / Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Little Boots, KDMS (live), Willy Moon (live), Loverproof (live)
Indie / electro / retro / pop  //  21:00-04:00
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Area 12 – London – Price 19.92 – £45
Line-up / Azari & III, Jamie Jones, Kerri Chandler, Julio Bashmore, Damian Lazarus, Andrew Weatherall, Joy Orbison, Maceo Plex, MK (Marc Kinchen), Nina Kraviz, Tensnake, Pan-Pot, Sebo K, Crazy P (live), Nick Curly, Miguel Campbell, Boddika, Huxley, Koreless (live), Richy Ahmed, Amirali (live), Geddes, 2020 Soundsystem (live), Greg Wilson, Ralph Lawson, Bicep, Dusky, Waifs & Strays, Trickski, Maxxi Soundsystem, Futureboogie DJs, Luca C & Brigante, Dan Williams, Serge Santiago, Krankbrothers, Lorca, Luca C. & Ali Love (Infinity Ink), Bill Patrick, Duff Disco, Danny Raper, Leon Vynehall, Black Diamond, Adeline (live)
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno, Disco / Nu-disco, Festival  //  23:00-08:30
Loft Studios – London – Price 10 – £20
Line-up / Magda, Marc Houle (live), Troy Pierce, Madato (live), Danny Benedettini, special guest – Tim Paris
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  22:00-06:00
Proud2 – London – Price 15 – £25
Line-up / Damian Lazarus, Art Department, Tale Of Us, Kyle Hall, Thugfucker, Mosca, Tom Rio & Dan Wild, Russ Yallop, Blackhall & Bookless, Luca Pilato, Kevin McPhee, Ethyl, Leon Vynehall, Another Amit, Sketchy
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //   22:00-06:00
Basing House – London – Price 5 Early Bird Tickets,£7 2nd Release Tickets,£8 Guest list – badapplelondon@gmail.com
Shaun Reeves (Visionquest, Crosstown Rebels, Wolf + Lamb),Josef Lupo (Tokyo on Acid / Kusami Music),Dave Coleman,S.T.Ruggs,Dave Harbour
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  22:00-04:00
THAT – London – Price 8-15
Line-up / Robert James, Clive Henry, Alex Arnout, Louie Fresco, Clinton Houlker
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  22:00-06:00
Corsica Studios – London – Price 8 / £10 / MOTD
Line-up / MK (Marc Kinchen), Trus’me, HomePark, Aleksi, James Deadly, Patrick C-A
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  22:00-06:00
fabric – London – Price 18 Advance Tickets/ £12 Students/ £13 fabricfirst
Line-up / ROOM ONE: Craig Richards, Raresh, Guti (live),
ROOM TWO: Dave Clarke, Terry Francis, Hrdvsion (live),
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Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  23:00-08:00
Cable – London – Price 8 by emailing info@jadedlondon.com / £12 Tickets / £12 on the door
Line-up / Special Guests TBA / Raymundo Rodriguez
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  05:00-13:00
Brixton Clubhouse – London – Price 8 Early Bird, £10 advance, MOTD
Line-up / Catz N Dogz, Raymundo Rodriguez, Mark Storie, Rob Alldritt, Samantha Blackburn, Elijah Collins, Jambo, KT Lucas, Marsham, Amy Dabbs
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  14:00-02:00
The Nest – London – Price 5 after 7, free b4 7
Line-up / Nico De Ceglia, Steve Nocerino, Janet, Geshe Ewing, Clinton
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno, Disco / Nu-disco  //  17:00-00:00
TBA East London – London – Price 10 before 4pm / £12 after GL / £15 without
Line-up / Matthew Dear “Dj Set ” ( Bar 25 / Get Physical / Spectral Sound ), Rudolf ( Cadenza / Stock5 / Safari ), Monika Ross ( Serialism ), Greg Brockmann ( Half Baked / Synopis)
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  15:00-00:00
fabric – London – Price 5 Advance Tickets/£7 Students/fabricfirst
Line-up / Ed Jones (Mooch), Kid K (Vinyl Only), Cormac, Jacob Husley, Peter Pixzel
Deep/Tech House, Minimal, Techno  //  15:19-16:19