Archives for March 2014

HOLY FRICKING SHIT….Sleigh Bells at Blissfields!

Blissfields festival has rather excitedly announced a coupla right CRACKERS. Joining the headline rosta are the phenomenomenal 2ManyDJ’s AND American radasses – Sleigh Bells. Joining them will be 2014 Critic’s Choice BRIT Awards nominee Chloe Howl, plus Luke Sital Singh and Nick Mulvey. Yum. Aside from incredible headliners, there’ll be late night shenanigans a’ plenty at the […]

Parallel hit their stride…

Parallel Records hit release number 9 here, this time turning to the auspicious talents of Ukrainian producer Alexander Harris. In the past the label has dealt in all manner of house and techno sounds but here get treated to some rubbery, supple house riddled with melody. First up is the heady, tightly woven and insanely […]

Essential loops from Miami…

House music may be undergoing something of a renaissance of late, but in Miami, it never left. Here is a city which positively reverberates to a straight-up 4/4 beat; a city which gets down and dirty on the dancefloor like few others in contemporary America. One such label which gives us a fitting snapshot into […]

Losing My Soul time…

Demir & Seymen are Özgür Demir and Sencer Seymen, an eclectic Berlin-based duo whose previous releases have endeared them to the likes of Tom Clark’s Highgrade Digital and Acumen and Timid Boy’s Time Has Changed. For their debut on the Pentagonik label, the guys serve up ”Losing My Soul”, a stunning effort that re-enforces both […]

Freelive Festival announces line up for 2014…

During the 4th and 5th of July people from around the world are invited to vibrate to the electronic rhythms of Freelive Festival’s Second Edition at Cerceda’s Aquapark in A Coruña, Spain. The first names for the 2014 festival are already confirmed and cover plenty of techno bases. The first headliner for Freelive 2014 is […]

Simon Doty & DJ Dan “Disco Slice EP”

Rising star Simon Doty joins forces with electronic dance music icon DJ Dan for the release of the unstoppable ‘Disco Slice EP’. In a short time, Simon Doty has quickly made an impressive name for himself, winning support from the likes of Richie Hawtin, Dubfire and UMEK. His unique style of house and tech house […]

Toolroom Records Selector Series: 16 The Cube Guys

Delivering the third Selector Series of the year are infamous Italian Tech House DJ’s, The Cube Guys. Delving through the back catalogue, this dynamic duo select their favourite Toolroom hits, remixes and a selection of their own critically acclaimed releases on the label. Featuring 16 tracks from Mark Knight, UMEK, Federico Scavo, Rene Amesz, David […]

Beat-Herder Announce Some Awesomeness

Somewhere deep in Lancashire’s luscious Ribble Valley the festival drums are pounding. The hills rumble and the valley reverberates – imagine the scene in Jurassic Park with the glass of water, the storm, the car, night-vision goggles, and the FREAKING T.REX!! – it’s like that, but more tuneful – for THEY pound to the selectest […]

Visited – Squarepusher – Come On my Selector

It’s VERY hard to believe that Squarepusher’s Come on My Selector was Chris Cunningham’s (Aphex Twin fave) first time as an editor. Razor sharp and tight like a tiger-  it’s as cinematic as it is freaky deaky. What’s also utterly unfathomable, is the concept was dreamt up just days before production: “I remember thinking fuck, […]

Thunder roars into party-starting action with Chez Damier, Keith Worthy, Marcellus Pittman and more

This Friday sees the UK capital’s much lauded Dance Tunnel open its doors to what could well become a rather memorable string of events due to be spread over the coming months. Showcasing what the promoters are describing as ‘deeply underground’ big name house DJs in the notably intimate club space, by the sounds of […]