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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.

Sunday The Lock are proving themselves legendary once again, with Fake Blood, Riton
In a pub? For free? Can this be real?

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

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So it’s that wonderful time of year when Lovebox is upon us, and I’m pretty sure i’ll be ducking out of the office early for Busy Pictionary and Carte Blanche on the Ed Banger Stage and Metronomy and Beardyman on the Main Stage. And as for Sunday, most fun line-up ever?

Of course Lovebox means Lovebox afterparty, and the official soirees are at Cargo with Aeroplane on 15th and Ministry on 16th, with Seth Troxler, Alexis Raphael and Joe and Will Ask. Elsewhere Ivan Smagghe is playing at Plastic People tonight with Tim Paris under their It’s A Fine Line moniker and The Nest invites Grum and Mighty Mouse for Scandalous.

Trouble Vision comes to Corsica Studios tomorrow with dOP and Will Saul, and A-Trak joins Mumdance at XOYO. We’ll be heading to The Lock for Kill Em All with Stopmakingme and Filthy Dukes. You just can’t go wrong with a free party soundtracked by some fine electro sounds.

Here’s a few tracks we’ve been listening to this week:
Beni – It’s a Bubble (Round Table Knights Remix)
Chromeo – When the Night Falls (Hercules and Love Affair Remix)
Douster – Carajo!
Nat Self – Mr Monkey (Rachel Barton Remix)
Only Children – Don’t Stop (Hey Champ Remix)
Mario Ochoa – Shadows
Bottin, Francisco & Rodion – BFR (Space)
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Thanks to everyone that came down to Bungalow 8 last night for Meredith O’s monthly Private Parlour Party. What a dirty little sweat-fest! And so, on to the weekend…

The Nest have outdone themselves both nights, with Snap Crackle and Pop tonight featuring Julio Bashmore and Midland, and Lemonade tomorrow featuring the lovely Riton. Tonight Derrick Carter plays at Reliance Square for ‘A Private Party With…’, Fabric hosts Toddla T and Jack Beats for Jack Beats Loves, Punks Jump Up join Say Yes To Another Excess (Danny C90s and Stopmakingme) at The Baby Bathhouse in Stokey, and Lee Curtiss has his Watergate 08 release party at the Star of Kings. I’ve waited for this release for a while, especially for the lovely Maceo Plex, Fallin.
Maceo Plex – Fallin’ (live cut) by retro_

Tomorrow afternoon get yourselves down to the Queen of Hoxton for the Music & Makers Market, where DJs Pyschemagik, Stevie Kotey, Soft Rocks and Cherrystones bring their old records to play and sell. On the roof Knickerbocker Glory hosts a market and village fete, so play some games, get drunk, eat cake and buy records. Whoop!

Then Sunday our local The Lock Tavern hosts the last ever Blogger’s Delight (sob!) with Lone playing upstairs and all their friends from the last five years taking a turn. I mean, Monday mornings are never exactly fun anyway, so why not have a good Sunday to show for it? Not to be missed.

I have to admit I’m feeling a little delicate today, so here are some tracks with some piano to soothe the head, and some beats to crank it back up into Friday night.
Poolside – Do You Believe (Amen Brother Remix)
Superhumanoids – Mirrors (Cosmic Kids Remix)
Wiley – Electric Boogaloo (Riva Starr Remix)
Beni – It’s a Bubble (The Magician Remix)
Adele – Rolling in the Deep (Will Reckless Booty Remix)
Austra – Spellwork (MNDR Nighttime Remix)
Little Dragon – Ritual Union (Tensnake Remix)
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Welcome one and all to the bonanza that is…. 2011. So far there’s been some vomit, some slushy snow and rain, and a massive back-in-the-office come-down. But in parties we have faith.

So with that in mind get yourselves down to Dalston Superstore tonight for Stopmakingme, and That Mixmag Thing #9 provides a free party to ease the pocket at Queen of Hoxton. Tomorrow Andre Crom is playing at Cargo (I’d love to hear In The City live) then on Sunday ABSO at the Lock Tavern does us proud with the mighty Fake Blood. Playing an ‘alternative’ set for absolutely free, I think roadblock might be an understatement, so an early arrival is very much advised.

Here’s a little mix of tracks from various genres – from the dark and stormy to the rays of sunshine.
Act Yo Age – Oyee (Lazy Ants Remix)
LOVELY: Gill Scott-Heron and Jamie XX – NY is Killing Me
O Children – Heels (Mugwump Remix)
Routines – Friday (I’m looking forward to more from them this year)
Jackdied – Feel
Darling Farah – Suicidal Tendencies (Tommie Sunshine & Figure Remix)
Royksopp – So Easy (Derrick Carter Remix)
Or download them all at once: Woody 35. ZIP

Say What?

I’m so very glad that we got ourselves out of bed post-Warehouse Project-and-Fabric to get down to The Lock Tavern this Sunday for Duke Dumont and Round Table Knights. The atmosphere at the Lock is always amazing as things metamorphose before your very eyes from Sunday roasts and sitting chatting across the big tables downstairs, to the darker bass, arms-in-the-air mass of movement upstairs, all under the red glow of the ‘Small Disco’ neon.

If anyone can get me moving when I ache all over it’s Round Table Knights. They played here four years ago and triumphantly returned last night (before a gig in Italy and an Australian tour) for a characteristically bouncy yet beautifully retro set, with plenty of nostalgic vocals and one-two skip beats. One track that very much caught my ears was a deep vocal ‘I guess you’ve got something that I need you to do…say what…say what…say what.’ Absolutely mesmerising.

So I was very pleased to discover it’s their new single, and the title track from their first album, Say What? Due for release on Made To Play in February 2011. The single feat. Ogris Debris is out 20 December, and they’ve kindly given us a little sampler.

Say What?! feat. Ogris Debris by Round Table Knights

Cat Power by Round Table Knights

Can’t wait.

Riotous Rockers

I’ve been meaning to write about Riotous Rockers for a while, and there’s no time like the present as they’ve just released their December mixtape. Iain Bogg and Peter Case always combine elements of happy disco with just enough electro punch to turn a dancefloor into a dirty-yet-smily little sweat-pit. Catch them at ASBO every second Saturday of the month at our local The Lock Tavern.

Featuring beauts like Erol Alkan‘s rework of MGMT’s Congratulations, which most people agree is how that track would have sounded if it was made in heaven, and is so beautifully smooth it really deserves a post all to itself. It’s out now though (23 November) so hunt it down and play it a LOT. Also worth a mention is Serge Santiago‘s remix of Etienne De Crecy‘s No Brain (I highly recommend the Munk remix too). Actually, I could probably gush about every track on this list; Les Enfants, Commotion, Synchronize (Jarvis Cocker’s voice at it’s absolute best – purring like a kitten)… hear them all in one hour thanks to Riotous Rockers: it’s the perfect start to a post-Warehouse-Project week.

Riotous Rockers December Promo Mix
1.Holdin (Maurice Fulton Instrumental) – Nicole Willis (Bubbletease Communications)
2.Congratulations (Erol Alkan Remix) – MGMT (Columbia)
3.Les Enfants – Cassius (Ed Banger)
4.Take Em Up (Marcus Marr Remix) – Shit Robot (DFA)
5.I Can’t Wait (Rob Mello Remix) – Russ Yallop (Crosstown Rebels)
6.Commotion (Tiger and Woods Remix) The Hundred in the Hands (Warp)
7.Synchronize – Discodeine featuring Jarvis Cocker (DFA)
8.Siula Grande (Pete Herbert Remix) – Bonar Bradbury (Needwant)
9.Creature (Faze Action Instrumental Remix) – Andy Butler, Kim Ann Foxman (Mr. International)
10.One to Pray To (Beg to Differ Remix) – Maximillian Skiba (Under The Shade)
11.City to City – Kink & Neville Watson (Snuff Crew)
12.Take Me Down (Back to 1987 Dave Glimmer Remix) – Hermanos Inglesos (CDR)
13.Its The Music (Alden Tyrell Remix) – Murphy Jax (Clone Jack for Daze)
14.Smint (Inflagranti Remix) – StopMakingMe (CDR)
15.Transexual Bass – Hannah Holland (Batty Bass)
16.Work It Out – The 2 Bears (Southern Fried)
17.Blame The Midget – Matthew Johnson (Ambushed)
18.East Village – Christian Smith (100% Pure)
19.Love Don’t Live Here Anymore (C2 Remix 1) – Tiga (Turbo)
20. No Brain (Serge Santiago Remix) – Etienne De Crecy (Dim Mak)
21. Into The Night (Prince Language Remix) – Azari and III (Turbo)

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As darkness falls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand, creatures crawl in search of blood, to terrorize your neighbourhood.

Tonight 29th October
Delphic play at The Warehouse Project London at Ewer Street Car Park with Filthy Dukes, Retro/Grade and  Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team (their new mix wins a prize for the most original title: Post Time-Travel Nosebleed. Hear it here).

The foulest stench is in the air, the funk of forty thousand years, and grizzly ghouls from every tomb are closing in to seal your doom…

Tomorrow 30th October
Mulletover have their fancy dress party at a secret warehouse location. They’ve got Steve Bug, Seth Troxler and Ewan Pearson, but it’s sold out, so beware. There is an after party though on actual Halloween from 6am- 11am at Hidden in Vauxhall.
Neon Noise Project have taken over Hearn Street Car Park with Digitalism and Jac The Disco and Late of The Pier Djs. Another spooktacular lineup, another sell-out, but you can get tickets on the door if you get down there early.
Winterwell festival’s putting on a Victorian Villains party with our friends The Jinks at Village Underground.
If you’re in South London get yourselves down to The Rest Is Noise for the third Wholemeal + Spacetime: TRICK OR BEAT, with Addison Groove, Peverelist, Brackles and Esselle.
For you Westies: Black Rabbit’s 4th Birthday sees Severino, Buckwacka! and Tape to Tape at Mason’s Arms in Harrow Road.
Love Fever are hosting one of their secret Dalston Warehouse Parties, and Electric Minds are having one of their loft parties, with James Priestley and Giles Smith. Special vibes at both of these parties.

Sunday 31st October
The Lock Tavern will never let us down. This week Bok Bok is playing for FACT mag and it’s freeeeeee.

And though you fight to stay alive your body starts to shiver, for no mere mortal can resist, the evil of the thriller.

Gesaffelstein – Variations. Another outstanding release from Turbo. Go Tiga. (This version is very low quality. Buy it louder on 9 November)
Kisses – Kisses (Stopmakingme Remix)
Chemise – She Can’t Love You (Tronik Youth Lovedit)
Lorenz Rhode feat. Snax – Something Hot (Savage Skulls Remix)
Gold Panda – You (Cassettes Won’t Listen Remix)
Boys Noize – Sweet Light (Boris Dlugosch Remix)

Out this week on Beatport is DeadFish Remixed, including the excellent Round Table Knights remix of Solo‘s Joga Bola. Rave piano at its best.

So go forth this weekend and frighten.

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This weekend is another one of those where we’d like to be in three different cities, and three different clubs at once, but instead we’re settling for a three day party, which will probably spill over into Monday and make pre-Halloween zombies of us all. Worth it? YES.

So it all starts tonight with On the One at Concrete with Night Flight (Jac The Disco) and Capita!, whilst over the road Made to Play are at XOYO to celebrate 5 years of the label, with Jesse Rose, Zombie Disco Squad and Idiotproof. If you’re South, Trouble Vision at Corsica sees DJ Zinc, SBTRKT and MJ Cole take to the decks.

Tomorrow The Book Club pits Mumdance against Hold Still for a soundclash, and later on Stopmakingme joins the mighty Erol Alkan and Matt Walsh for Bugged Out’s birthday at XOYO. We Fear Silence brings Theo Parrish to Cable, and Tim Goldsworthy plays for Lostbahnhof at Life. Koko has yet another epic line-up with Mr. Scruff for Ninja Tune XX.

Then Sunday our local Lock Tavern is hosting Kill Em All, with Boy 8-Bit, Justin Robertson and Filthy Dukes. New Stoke Newington venue The Nest sees the launch of Potty Mouth Disco’s Sunday Sessions with Ali Renault. These Sunday parties are free, so swap your roast dinner for a sweaty rave-up, that’s what we say.

Single for the week is The C90s Shine A Light, out today on Relish, and a fitting follow-up to the fantastic 10:01. Whoop!

A-Trak – Ray Ban Vision (feat. CyHi Da Prynce)
Siriusmo – Wow (Modeselektor Edit)
Doorly – Sausage Party Surely everyone’s favourite kind of party???
Escort – Cocaine Blues
Consistent – Ain’t No Bump
Innerpartysystem – And Together (Midnight Conspiracy Remix)
Aphex Twin – Windowlicker (Renaissance Man Bootcut)
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Bonus: Erol Alkan live ‘Ganban’ DJ mix just released on his website.

Kill em all, let God sort it out…

We had a major clubbing conflict this weekend when our attendance at Lovebox prevented a visit to our local the Lock Tavern to see our favourites the Filthy Dukes alongside master of the cowbell Rory Phillips. Free Summer party, going on without us!

We were sad, but the Kill Em All crew have healed the hurt with their first radio show, featuring Filthy Dukes and Stopmakingme. Catch them this weekend at Secret Garden Party and next weekend at Field Day, and for a warm up mix listen to episode 1 of the radio show on Mixcloud.