Bristol’s done it again, and provided us with yet another soundtracker to a first class rave. Ashley Westlake, better known as Woz, has been busily building his production oeuvre and testing it out on crowds such as that at Fabric last week, and it seems everyone on the airwaves is playing new EP Breathe, released today on label-of-the-moment Black Butter. Stream it here.
Check out Pour Me as a free download on his soundcloud page too.
Eskimo Twin Tim Clerkin has been powering through the first half of 2014 with his own brand of driving, twisted synthy techno, brought to us via his Heretic moniker and not one but two releases in the last two months.
He started with the clangy, robotic Geodesic EP on Days of Being Wild, and his latest, A Curse EP is due for release on Abode on 24 March. The title track harks back to the very best of nineties rave with its muffled chime riff, served as an accompaniment to Christopher Hitchens’ spoken condemnation of the concept of religion, while Sharia Law is an out-and-out acid build. Remixes from Club Bizarre and Abode label boss XY-Me.
Get your lug holes round this.
Black Butter Recordings have been sending some true greats recently, and their new offering from BB regular Kidnap Kid sees Sheffield’s Matt Relton combine beautiful vocals and moody baselines to create an entirely beautiful EP from start to finish, including Fur Coat on the remix.
He is going to be absolutely everywhere this year (including my Portsmouthian motherland), having just finished a European tour with Disclosure and now on to supporting a US tour with Rudimental, TEED, Disclosure and AlunaGeorge, as well as taking in pretty much every festival you can think of. Some pretty well-deserved attention if you ask me.
Stronger is out now.
Ever since I found out Boiler Room were covering BPM I looked for what was bound to be one of the sexiest sets at Tulum from the lovely Art Department. Today it’s up for your aural (and visual) pleasure. Oh Jonny White, you could play for me any day of the week.
A Catz n’ Dogz mix is always completely and utterly ridiculous. Every single one, and every single time I see them play out, it’s always a complete new set of tracks that blows my mind, mixed in with absolute precision and layered up to a peak.
Well they’ve outdone themselves ahead of their appearance at The Warehouse Project tonight. I think I’m about to rupture an eardrum.
No download or track list yet but I’m begging them at the moment – watch this space.
It’s been a while since I’ve heard from Melbourne boys Prince Club so I was mightily pleased to pull this little mix from Pulse Radio. Including the excellent Verish and Jesse Rose‘s Underbelly.
1. Magnetic – George Fitzgerald // Double Six
2. Hang On (To My Body) – Prince Club // UNRELEASED
3. Crop-Eared – Sable Sheep // DFTD
4. Inkwell – Huxley // AUS
5. Prime Time – Trikk // Hypercolour
6. Pornflake – Quenum // Upon You
7. This Kinda Love – Prince Club // UNRELEASED
8. Rendezvous-Love – DJ W!LD // 2020Vision
9. Detroit – Prince Club // CDR
10. Verish – Djs Pareja // Comeme
11. Underbelly (Berlin Version) – Jesse Rose // PID
12. Kneadin – Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo // Dirtybird
13. Too Much (Prince Club “Sampha” Dub) – Drake ft. Sampha
14. Drowning – Mak & Pasteman // Naked Naked
15. Let’s Go Dancing (Maya Jane Coles Dancing In The Dark Remix) – Tiga VS Audion // Turbo
16. Colt – Dense & Pika // Hotflush
I’m still playing Last Lynx‘s beautiful Killing Switch and they’ve just debuted their new track Lacuna on Clash Music. As dreamy as we’d expect from the Swedish quintet, and released on 20 January.
Free download here.
We attended the delightful ADE last weekend in Amsterdam, arriving just in time for the Mobilee party at Dhoem Dhaam warehouse, in the middle of a plot of car showroom-type businesses just north of Central. We walked into a sweaty, smiley rave in full swing; they definitely could have included more speakers other than the two at the front for a bit of surround sound, but it was a lot of fun and such a great crowd. Anja Schneider rocked the house, she lifted the crowd into a bit of a frenzy, looked like she was LOVING it, and was sweet and humble when we congratulated her afterwards.
All the sets from the party are live on Be@TV here.
Afterwards we walked through the lovely sunrise to Melkweg for Breakfast Club, where we walked in to Prosumer playing Doctor Dru’s The Voice of Dru. The disco vibe continued well into the day and, combined with a lot of glittery purple lights and the beautiful breakfast buffet laid out for free, created this magical impression of civilised clubbing and I’ve been on a Prosumer buzz ever since.
On that note, his October Boiler Room set is well worth a watch and a listen, and you can see exactly what I mean.
Miguel Puente‘s 2011 Adults Only podcast for Proton Radio was where our love for him began, and since then he’s graced the decks of pretty much every country imaginable, racking up releases on Akbal, Off Recordings, Lower East, and his Digital Delight imprint with friend and DJ-partner Sishi Rosch. So it’s only fitting that his 2013 version is today’s medicine for the first day back to work after Ibiza.
Sexy as ever, wrap your ears around this:
I’ve referred to this before, but Tiga is ha-ha. Via the Guardian.