Since Grimmy chose Real as his next big thing and it sold 30,000 copies, Gorgon City have been super busy. Not only is Intentions/Cycles out and about all over the place (and great) but they’re touring more or less everywhere and it seems everywhere they play has a new Gorgon City mix on their website. Fabric, Parklife, Vice… See what I mean:
There is much to celebrate; the launch of Daniel Avery’s Fabriclive compilation, and Tiga’s Non Stop compilation among other things.
Filthy Dukes have sent us their sexy little mix to get us in the mood: download it here.
Remian – Dead And Gone (Rework Remix) – Relish
Kolombo – My Own Business – 2DIY4
Naum Gabo – It’s On (Tevo Howard Acid Remix) – Let’s Play House
Alejandro Paz – Texit – Comeme
Filthy Dukes – Let’s See (People Get Real Remix) – Kill Em All
Daniel Avery – Water Jump – Phantasy
Kink – Express – Rush Hour
Aero Manyelo – Wish I Had A Home – Sound Pellegrino
Christian S – The Power Of Now – Comeme
Katt Niall – Your’e My Excuse (Prince Club Remix) – Say Wat
Virgo Four – It’s A Crime (Caribou Remix) – Rush Hour
Viadrina – It’s Ok (Prince Club Remix) – CDR
Jet Project – I Got What You Want (Ejeca Remix) – Extended Play
Chicago Shags – Firetruck Sunday – M&rt;O&rt;S
Jacques Greene – Prism – 3024
Mosca – Eva Mendes – Hypercolour
Trevino – Backtracking – The Nothing Special
James Welsh – Take It (Filthy Dukes Remix) – Join Our Club
Jimmy Edgar – Sex Drive (Jon Convex Remix) – Hotflush
Miss Kitten – Girlz – Jackathon
Omar V & Robin C – Complete – Full Pupp
Surtek Collective – Shari (Daniel Maloso Remix) – BNR TRAX
Tiga‘s 6 Mix show is a wonderful nugget of personality, and I always get the giggles at his outrageous view of his world. The next one is on tonight at 10 so you can see what I mean, but as a little example, he calls his forthcoming mix album Non Stop “a crystal ball through which you can glimpse the music-encrusted future I call now.”
Aside from this he very clearly demonstrates his skills at uncovering and selecting damn fine electro music (in typical Tiga style he calls himself The Seeker), and this is the main ingredient for the unwavering success of the Turbo label over the last 14 years.
As an avid follower I’ve been excited for a while now about his first mix CD in five years, especially as it weighs in at a mammoth 28 tracks. With that mix length you can spend some time building and developing, and I think starting with the calmly sublime Swingin’ Party by Kindness does exactly that, then layering some more menacing techno bass going into 4E’s Temple Traxx. Tiga says ‘This is the first mix I’ve done that embodies the ethic of “Tempos Without Borders”, starting out around 108 BPM before ultimately arriving at 126, the mythical “Golden Rectangle” of tempos.’
From Adam Marshall onwards it’s a full-blown party. In fact I could whack up the stereo, turn all the lights off in my house and happily pretend I was in a Tiga-fuelled sweatpit dancing my arse off somewhere in East London. Listening at my desk, I found myself typing quicker, doing the chair-shuffle and randomly shouting out ‘Yeah!’ every so often to no-one in particular (see track 23, Gladio’s Calligula). They’ve begun to get used to that a little bit when I’m listening to good music, but damn this album gets you going.
The snippets of vocal along the way are well-chosen and brilliant, Tiga’s own Track City Bitch and one of my favourites on there; Romare – The Blues (It Began in Africa). This into Auntie Flo and then Lula Circus? YES PLEASE. It’s a mix with enough recent-oldies as new sounds, but I like that; I am a fan of a revisit and instant classics like Duke Dumont‘s Street Walker and Auntie Flo’s Oh My Days don’t get old and it would be a crime to leave something by Blawan out of the tracklist.
Well done Tiga, you reminded me once again why I love you. He likes to make people party, and he has an ear for exactly what will do that. All layered nicely over a mix that builds you up so much you need to go out immediately after listening. A definite highlight is his own exclusive new track Plush, co-produced with Matthew Dear. It is out as a single 26 November, but you can get your hands on the album sooner than that: it’s out 12 November on Different Recordings/PIAS.
01. Kindness – Swingin’ Party
02. 4E – Temple Traxx
03. AFX – AFX Acid 04
04. MKRNI – Humedad (DJs Pareja Remix)
05. Tiga – Plush
06. Audion – Cloth (Just A Couch)
07. Duke Dumont – Street Walker
08. Adam Marshall – Bass Tracking
09. Marco Carola – 90′s
10. Bok Bok & Tom Trago – Lil Ma Bonus Beat
11. Tiga – Track City Bitch
12. Terence Fixmer – Inner Playground
13. Romare – The Blues (It Began In Africa)
14. Auntie Flo – Oh My Days
15. Lula Circus – Once Upon A Time
16. Tiga – The Picture
17. Locked Groove – Keep Thorough
18. Duke Dumont – The Giver
19. Clouds – Those Cracks In Your Face, Do They Hurt?
20. Blawan – 6 To 6 Lick
21. Panda Bear – Surfer’s Hymn (Actress Primitive Pattern Mix)
22. Jacques Greene – Prism
23. Gladio – Calligula
24. K Alexi – Vertigo
25. Aubrey – Spank Spank 2008
26. Factory Floor – Two Different Ways
27. Crash Course In Science – Flying Turns
28. A Homeboy, A Hippie & A Funki Dredd – Total Confusion (Heavenly Mix)
Dan Avery and Matt Walsh have most certainly made us move over the years; whether it be a little chair dancing in the office or a 6am hands-in-the-air moment in the dark depths of Fabric or in a bleak and rainy field in East London. They’ve taught us to trust them; to learn to let go as genre-boundaries are pushed and sounds are mangled.
It is this trust that they’re enlisting tomorrow night as they turn their hand to events management for the first of their Movement series, to take place from April to June at new venue Hysteria in Dalston. The theme here is that the identity of the guest DJ will remain a mystery as the curation skills of Walsh and Avery come to the fore (although their decks skills won’t be forgotten, with sets from them both).
We welcome a new Thursday night, we embrace using our ears properly once again rather than drowning in hype, and we look forward to some forward-thinking sounds.
See you on the dancefloor.
Oh Fabric, you spoil us! Sweet Jesus this is a pretty line-up. If I were in London tonight there would be absolutely no question where I’d be (although Style of Eye is at The Nest and there is a Christmas offering from consistently superb party-kids Off Modern at the new Peckham Hotel), but our little rave-team is travelling to Manchester for the mighty Warehouse Project once again, to see our favourites Bowski, Fake Blood, Erol, Jacques Lu Cont and Boy 8-Bit.
December weekends have sweeeet DJs playing all over our fair city. Tomorrow there’s a Numbers warehouse party with Jamie XX, Steve Lawler‘s at Hearn Street Car Park for Onemore birthday, The Revenge is adding some disco goodness to the Horse and Groom, Shaun Reeves, Clockwork and Thugfucker are playing at Fabric, Hey Today! Are at Queen of Hoxton for Orlando Boom.
Peace – BBlood (Wax Cotton Remix)
Beni – Someone Just Like You (Style Of Eye Remix)
Cevin Fisher – Music in My Soul (Jamie Jones More Dance Edit)
Claude Vonstroke – Who’s Afraid of Detroit(MunniBrotherz 2011 rework)
Little Boots – Shake (Azari & III remix)
The Opiates – Reality TV (Drop Out Orchestra Dub)
Electronic – Getting Away With It (Greg Wilson edit)
In music news, we were pleased to hear this week that Filthy Dukes‘ second album is almost wrapped up. Take a listen to this beauty (remind me to post the free download when they give it away on the Fabric Blog in the next couple of weeks)
Time To Let Go by Filthy Dukes
Visionquest founder member and Detroit techno pioneer Shaun Reeves is in the houuuuuse this Saturday, playing alongside Brandt Brauer Frick, and the Life and Death showcase with Clockwork and Thugfucker. They’ll also be streaming the entire night on Awdio for your re-living pleasure.
Have a listen to Shaun Reeves’ Visionquest podcast here.
Orlando Boom has brought some pretty fiesty line-ups to Queen of Hoxton in the last year or so, so I had high expectations for prime-time December party weekend slots. They haven’t let us down; this Saturday 3 December they’ve got Aussie legends Hey Today! Last time we saw these two was a storming set that stole the night at Fabric last year, and this weekend they join We’re Not Cool while The Lovely Jonjo plays upstairs.
So, London town has given us a tasty selection of clubbing morsels to nibble on over my birthday weekend. Here are some of them:
Tonight Brodinski launches his Fabriclive 60 compilation at Fabric, alongside Stopmakingme, Jacques Lu Cont and Gessafelstein, Chew The Fat! turns 14 at The Nest, with Foamo and Bare Noize, and our good friend Joe Robots is at Egg for The Future Now! with Sinden and The Lovely Jonjo.
Tomorrow Matt Tolfrey, Richy Ahmed, Luca C and Brigante play for Unleash at Paramount in the Centre Point Building, Corsica Studios hosts Stimming, David August and Jay Shepheard for Tief, Fabric says hi to dOP and Dyed Soundroom, and Chopstick & Johnjon and Trickski play for Suol at the Old Truman Brewery Warehouse Space.
Here are a few tracks to warm you up.
Can’t – Answer (Round Table Knights Edit)
The Rapture – In the Grace of Your Love (Theatre of Delays Remix)
Zombie Disco Squad vs The Crime – The Colors
Sandman – No Prisoners (People Get Real Edit)
WIM – Something for You (Memory Tapes Remix)
DJ Sneak – You can’t hide from your Bud (Den Ishu’s Classic Re-Build)
Manaré – Pearl (Photo Romance Remix)
The lovely Brodinski must have heard that it’s my birthday next Friday 18th November, because he’s kindly decided to come over and play at Fabric for me. Alongside this is another celebration; the launch of his contribution to the mighty Fabriclive mix series, Fabriclive 60: Mixed by Brodinski.
Always the maestro of genre-hopping, Louis says of his mix “I tried to include every track that has change my life over the last two years going from slow motion Techno to R’n'B, from backroom music to Acid House.” The tracklist can vouch for this, including numbers from buddy Riton, Brodinski’s collaborative alter-ego Gucci Vump, and the first EP from Brodinski’s new Bromance label, Gesaffelstein‘s Control Movement.
You can stream the entire mix here.
01. Bicep – Silk
02. Low Jack – Slow Dance
03. Tomas Barfod – Beach Party
04. Harkin & Raney – Workin & Steamin
05. Clement Meyer – Fire In Vitro
06. Axel Boman – Purple Drank
07. Woodkid – Iron (Gucci Vump Remix)
08. Renaissance Man – Stalker Humanoid
09. T. Williams – Heartbeat (Paul Woolford Remix)
10. John Roman – Petrified
11. TWR72 – Paradox
12. Sian – Tropical Sci Fi (Sam Paganini Remix)
13. Samuel L. Session feat. Paris The Black Fu – Hype-Nosis
14. Rejected – For The People (DVS1 For No One Mix)
15. Sigha – HF029A1
16. Samuel L. Session – The Soloist (Reboot Remix)
17. Gingy & Bordello – Body Acid (KiNK’s On Acid Remix)
18. Gesaffelstein – Control Movement
19. Switch feat. Andrea Martin – I Still Love You
20. Instra:mental – Pyramid
21. Glass Figure – Brightside Of House
22. Riton feat. Shani Cuppcake – Dark Place
23. Objekt – CLK Recovery
oooh PS we just heard that Visionquest are mixing Fabric 61, due for release in early December…