Thursday, 24 March 2011
First off.. really sorry about the lack of updates this month, I have been on holiday from work/music/life, but I am getting back into the swing of things and will be keeping you in the loop for the foreseeable future.
I guess now is a good opportunity to say thanks to everyone who made it down to Wax Works on the 6th March, it was an excellent party with great tunes from start to finish. Big thanks to Davie Barr and Andy Gilbert who both played excellent sets, towards the end of Andy's set things got a bit blurry but the place was groovin' - so thank you :)
We are working on another date for Bar Petite, I will keep you posted on that one.
Our other gig this month was at the Point4 afterparty with Simon Stokes & Animal Farm. Point4 was a brilliant night with standout sets from Mr. Copy & Bobby Wilson (there were others playing, but I only saw these 2) the crowd was fantastic and there was a really good atmosphere about the place. The same can also be said for the afterparty, which was wild. If you were there, then you know.
Thanks to everyone involved in putting on the party, it was a pleasure to be part of it.
On to some music.. There has been plenty of top quality mixes uploaded recently, probably too many, so I have whittled it down to just a few in particular that I recommend you download, set aside some time and give them your undivided attention.
Eric Cloutier - Dub Explorations
I don't want to go on about Eric too much just yet, all I will say is check out this mix and be in Glasgow on the 1st July. A quick description of the mix - vinyl only dub techno from the man.
Alan Backdrop - Anecumene
I first came across Alan Backdrop via mnml.nl where he posted up a mix, it was described as ambient/droning/techno (I think) - I also knew him from Discogs as he is/was selling a record I'm after for about €500, but this was the first I had heard him mix. The mix itself was exactly what I am into and I was seriously impressed by the structure of the set and some of the records that were played. Alan is not a man for tracklists though, and I can completely understand why.
As for this mix, Brian over at SCA has put up a nice article which gives you a bit of background on Alan, I recommend having a read at this before getting torn into the mix, which at just over 3 hours is a bit of a marathon for a podcast. but please, check this out.
As for a quick description, I doubt I can do better than the man himself.
"An atmospheric journey that starts slowly with ambient/drone music and fades into a frantic techno gear. It evolves constantly, scoring several moments of wonder, suspense, fear, peace, frenzy and mystery. I hope that listeners can feel strong emotions, equal or different from mine."
and last but by no means least...
Eli Verveine - Kapterka
Eli is without doubt my favourite house DJ, I haven't heard anyone else who can make their set seem so.. personal? Her sets just have such a warm, inviting vibe and every track just works - I feel like she is a dJ who could play for hours and hours and you could just get totally lost in the groove.
As for the mix, it's warm, groovin' house music that will be on heavy rotation all summer long.
At only 1 hour long, there really is no excuse not to be all over this.
Hope you enjoy.