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Miss Emily Goddard is representing for OFTV at BPM Festival so expect to see some slightly blurry crowd shots and videos (!) but for those of us stuck in the office in the rainy darkness, you can live it vicariously through the coverage on BE-AT.TV.

You can choose from Life and Death at Mamita’s with Thugfucker, Mano Le Tough and Tale of UsParadise at Coco Maya with the usual suspects Jamie Jones (try to ignore the woman in the crowd screaming), Derrick Carter, Richy Ahmed and Lee Foss, and forthcoming is last night’s Dirtybird Players at Mamita’s with Catz ‘n Dogz, Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin and J Phlip.

Watch this space to watch the Boiler Room Tulum takeover with the amazing Miguel Puente, Art Department and DJ Tennis, and good old soundcloud has sets already uploaded from Adriatique (Miss Emily Goddard recommends) and Green Velvet.

It’s just the same as being there, right?

Heroes with Justin Jay

Justin Jay

Three reasons to head to Kings Cross this weekend:
1. You get to witness history in the making as Justin Jay of dirtybird fame makes his UK debut
2. Everyone knows Jim Warboy knows how to throw a party… (& a 13 hour one at that)
3. You can finally give yourself a weekend off Secret Warehouse locations and have a proper drink, in a proper club with world class DJs on a killer soundsystem.

What’s not to love?

For those of you who need a little more persuasion, hailing from LA, Justin Jay is Claude Vonstroke’s rising star of choice. After being taken under Claude’s prestigious dirtybird wing back in 2011 with the enormous, How Goes the Dynamite? (everyone remember that one?! … big!), Justin has released a series of great, bass-oozing EPs on dirtybird, Southern Fried and Culprit. These have recently caught the ear of the man we refer to as wise Uncle Pete [Tong] giving him Radio 1 airtime as well. Here are some of our favourites…

Joining Justin, taking things a little bit deeper, will be the excellent Tom Budden. I think it’s fair to say that over the years, Tom has made his mark on our hearts as we happily whiled away time on dancefloors as far apart as Southampton and Miami. Partner in crime to the Zabiela’s and Fanciulli’s of this world at the pinnacle of their careers, Tom has carved out a fresh new presence for himself heading up ALiVE Recordings and through stellar releases on golden imprints such as Pets and Gruuv.

Finally don’t forget to catch your resident & host, Warboy do what he does best as well.
All in all, not to be missed.

INFO
Saturday 10 August 2013
Heroes w/ Christian Smith, Boris (NYC), Tom Budden and Justin Jay
10pm – 11am
Egg London, 200 York Way, Kings Cross, 
London N7 9AX
[email protected]
Tickets: Adv from £13 – Students £17/members £15 – 22 otd
Genre: House/ Tech-house/ Deep House
www.egglondon.net
http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?500788

Big in Japan

It’s Big in Japan’s 6th birthday, and the club night that has brought you the likes of Erol Alkan, Daniel Avery, TEED and Todd Terje are back at their spiritual home The Book Club next Friday 30 November for a good old italo-disco knees-up. They’re joined by disco royalty in the form of Ghostly and Balihu founder Daniel Wang, leader of the New York 90s disco pack, and Ray Mang (producer of one of my all-time favourite party records, Bullet Proof).

Alongside them comes the king-of-the-edit Leftside Wobble, and he’s done an homage-mix to Daniel Wang:

 See you on our favourite dancefloor.

Happy Birthday Wholemeal

We’re all heading South this Saturday to Peckham’s favourite ex-department-store Peckham Palais, where music collective Wholemeal are celebrating their 3rd birthday with the likes of Simbad, Lief, and Outboxx. Wholemeal have been busy in their baby-years, starting with nights at Rhythm Factory to regular shows on NTS Radio, and now returning to their local hood for a Peckham party. We do like a birthday, and this one promises to be a good old-fashioned sweaty little house-fest.

Bloody excited to see headliner Simbad, partner-in-crime to Mala for his recent release on Gilles Peterson‘s label Brownswood Recordings, Mala In Cuba, also with three albums and over 200 of his own productions under his belt. Check out his Worldwide mix for a taste of what he can bring to the party.

To warm you up we’ve got an all-vinyl mix from Wholemeal resident and man-about-town Carter. Get your ears round this:

See you on the dancefloor yeah? Get tickets here.

Win! Hypercolour VIP tickets

Great Suffolk Street warehouse has done us proud over the years, and this weekend its caverns are being taken over by the mighty Hypercolour for their showcase night, featuring Groove Armada, Maxxi Soundsystem, Todd Edwards, Youandewan, Alex Jones (whose Higher Level EP just came out on the label)  and Tom Demac (whose Obstructing The Light EP just came out on their picture-disc label Glass Table).

You’ll recognise a Hypercolour party by the hundreds of people with smiles on their faces; the Miami showcase was a storming affair, and we’re looking forward to being back on their dancefloor. We’ve got two VIP tickets to win, just email [email protected] and tell us: who are the two co-owners of the Hypercolour label?

Más Rápido

This week’s offering from me as a bit of a warm up for Vaults at the Book Club next Friday 20 July. See you there!

Tracklist
Real Nice & Cubiq – Had Enough (Kreature Remix)
Tapesh & Maximiljan – You Got It
TKR & Luke Ellis – Don’t Leave Me
Andre Crom – Reality
Black Light Smoke – Lovework (DJ T Remix)
Chopstick & Johnjon – Listen
DifferentME – Back To Tomorrow (Catz n Dogz Remix)
Martin Dawson – Get On Up
Behling & Simpson – Work That Body
Huxley – Box Clever
La Fleur – Cendres
Julio Bashmore – Troglodytes

Bloc

Bloc have come a LONG way since the two guys who hosted a party in an attic above a club by the river in Norwich, but the ethos has remained the same; search out the best and most unusual venues (they once held Bloc in a fully-functional coastal windmill). So it is only fitting that they should commandeer London’s Pleasure Gardens on only its second weekend in existence, utilising not only the structures already in place but some temporary new ones; the Carhartt Dome, the Ceephas Acid Waltzers, and all the way from The German Democratic Republic, the Motor Ship Stubnitz.

The team behind the venue are responsible for Shangri-La at Glastonbury, so expect audio-visual installations, projections that make use of the derelict dockside warehouse buildings, and the Hub from Glastonbury. All to a soundtrack from DOOM, Art Department, Jackmaster back-to-back with Joy Orbison, Flying Lotus, Four Tet, Battles and Orbital (among a LOT of others). It’s shaping up to be a pretty spectacular weekend.

Friday tickets are now sold out but you can buy Saturday tickets here.

 

Level Four

Mumdance‘s Different Circles began as a podcast of bits from his own collection that he hadn’t heard in a while. That was the only music policy – no genre rules, no particular BPM. He sites John Peel as an influence; ‘the music he played on his shows was always completely disjointed & all over the place, but his selection and good taste held it all together.’

With four of these mixes out in the world Different Circles has evolved into a club night at Queen of Hoxton, as eclectic as the mixtapes, and launching this Saturday night with Esser, Mumdance b2b with LV (the two have a track coming out on Hyperdub in July)

Have a little listen to the latest in the Different Circles series, and we’ll see you on the dancefloor.