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Friday, 31 August 2012

MermaidS


The first MermiadS EP is about to land shortly. I didn't know a great deal about it until it popped up on Piccadilly a few days ago. Hailing from Glasgow, MermaidS cite their influences as "anything from the most up to date house and techno, smoky old hip-hop or the soundtracks to David Lynch movies. Whatever happens, it doesn't work unless it's natural and from the heart". 

A couple off the EP below. Essential for those of an 80's pop, rock and boogie persuasion.





Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Coming up



Forthcoming gigs:

Fri 31st Aug Horsemeat Disco Deviant - Pride opening party Audio, Brighton 8-4

Fri 21st Sept - Audio's 8th Birthday 6-4 (Above)
Dead Rose Music Company, Pablo Contraband, Neil Schtumm, Ben Monk + Robert Luis (Tru Thoughts)

Fri 28th Sept Rayko & Douwe Ykema, Sebastian Davidson (Nightbirds)  b2b Bojan Alexander- Disco Deviant, Pand 48, Groningen, NL


Fri 12th Oct, Greg Wilson, Seamus Haji & Pablo Contraband @ The Loft £8 Adv (200 tickets)

Fri 2nd Nov - Andrew Weatherall (ALFOS) & Pablo Contraband @ The Loft £7 Adv (200 tickets)

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Pablo Contraband - Roof top warm up mix

The Unity Agency Mix #35 - Pablo Contraband (08.2012) by The Unity Agency

New mix up - Warming things up nicely for the final secret rooftop party of the season. We're gonna be joined by Cosmic Boogie playing his final DJ set ever before hanging up his headphones, so I expect an excellent and emotional performance from him. Tickets are selling fast this week and there were less than 100 left this evening so don't hang about - £5 a pop here:
http://www.theransomnote.co.uk/ticket/secret-roof-party-pt3-w-cosmic-boogie-contraband-djs/466/


I recorded this last Saturday at The Waterhouse in Brighton, a rather swanky new cocktail bar and party space at the Hilton Metropole where I now hold a residency. It's pretty cool and is slowly gaining momentum. They install a nice little Mackie rig for Friday and Saturday nights and have an excellent music policy in place as well as exceptional taste evident in the interior design and the fact they are booking myself and Rich to play there regularly!

Hope you enjoy the dreamy selection of tracks in the mix.


Sunday, 5 August 2012

Tropical euphoria from Perseus - warehouse from Bicep

PERSEUS - DAZED DIGITAL MIX Perseus: Dazed Digital Mix by PERSEUS
Lovely blend from French Express main man Perseus.

    BICEP | WAREHOUSE (EXCLUSIVE MIX FOR WE LOVE...) by BICEP

Bicep are in full warehouse mode with this exclusive mix the guys did for WE LOVE.... you probably will too.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Idjut Boys Album





Daniel Tyler and Conrad McConnell, aka Idjut Boys, have been producing music under various guises for 20 years. Only now have they taken the time to release a long player of original music.

As they advised Bill Brewster recently, “What we’ve tried to do is make an LP, four tracks a side on vinyl. You stick it on your stereo, have a cup of coffee and read the paper. When it’s finished you stick the other side on. So we’ve made an LP in the traditional way.”

Cellar Door is released on Smalltown Supersound. The Oslo based label was set up in the late 1990’s focussing on jazz, rock and electronic sounds. The varied output of Smalltown has seen releases from the likes of Todd Terje with his recent ‘It's The Arps’ EP through to the alternative rock sounds of Sonic Youth. With Supersound’s eclectic output, it comes as no surprise that ‘Cellar Door’ isn’t the all out late night discothèque pump that many followers may have been hoping for.

Drifting by in 40 minutes, ‘Cellar Door’ highlights more of the duo’s song writing ability than their clinical ability to move dancefloors. Opener ‘Rabass’ sees Andy Hopkins (who has worked with the likes of Zero 7 and Groove Armada in the past) lay down the lush and well produced guitars with gorgeous results, ‘The Way I Like It’ and Going Down’ show the Idjut’s more laid back, vocal side and ‘Love Hunter’ shimmers with Balearic intent.

When they do turn on beats, they do so with devastating effect with recent single ‘One For Kenny’. Dedicated to UK house legend Kenny Hawkes who died suddenly (and tragically early) just over a year ago, it’s piano break is a stunning lift from the dark, hypnotic groove layed down from the outset. A proper record. 




‘Cellar Door’ has received mixed reviews. I don’t see what there isn’t to like here. The production is great as always and when played as it should be, the LP has a certain flow to it that should be complimented given the array of styles they touch on.  Make yourself a brew, pick up the paper and put it on the hi fi. You’ll probably find yourself doing it again.



While we’re mentioning Kenny Hawkes, the revised design for the Kenny Hawkes memorial '25 Years of London House' t-shirt is complete and will be available to buy soon. The proceeds will go some way to helping to pay for a Kenny memorial that friends and fans are helping to raise money for. Based on the 'London House Tree' map of house club history, which was drawn by Miles Simpson for Faith Fanzine in 2008, it’s been updated it to ensure it includes more recent developments in house music. It’s a great visual account of London club culture over the years. The t-shirts will be available soon so we’ll keep you updated as soon as we hear anything.



Sick Picks - You heard em here first!

#1 Anodyne - Chamboche (Delayed Audio)
  Chamboche - Anodyne (forthcoming on Delayed Audio) by The Unity Agency

#2 Love That - Waze & Odyssey (W&O Street Tracks)
  Waze & Odyssey - Love That // W&O Street Tracks by W&O Street Tracks

#3 Since I Don't Have - Jonas Rathsman (French Express)
  Jonas Rathsman - Since I Don't Have You by FRENCH EXPRESS

#4 Deep is the Breath (Pillow Talk mix)- Kasper Bjørke (Hfn music)
  Kasper Bjørke - Deep Is The Breath (w/ J. Bellens & Emma Acs) (PillowTalk Remix Feat. Tone of Arc) by hfn music

#5 Butter Mix017 - Ejeca
  EJECA - Butter Mix 017 by EJECA

Our Final Secret Roof top of 2012 & Greg Wilson mix

Quick heads up re: our final secret rooftop party of the summer on Bank Holiday Sunday 26th Aug. Cosmic Boogie is booked to play his last DJ set ever for us! Really looking forward to a proper party to make the most of the last Bank Holiday weekend.

As ever the venue is kept under wraps until the weekend of the event so you'll need a ticket to get the venue details.

Tickets are £5 a pop and available only on Ran$om Note - LINK TO TICKETS.  Sorted some drinks deals including £20 bottles of Champagne for those of you who love bubbles.














Here's a mix from Greg Wilson recorded at last Friday's excellent Early Doors session Above Audio - thanks going out to all of you that made it along, thoroughly enjoyed that!
Greg Wilson @ Disco Deviant 'Early Doors' - Above Audio

DISCO DEVIANT @ ABOVE AUDIO BRIGHTON 27.07.12 (greg wilson live mix) by gregwilson