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.

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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

Orlando Boom

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.

I’m really excited to see Will of our absolute favourites Joe and Will Ask’s new project Wax Cotton too. Whoop!

BOYS NOIZE Nerve (Hey Today! Remix) by HEY TODAY!

Metronomy -The Bay (Wax Cotton’s Remix) by Wax Cotton

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Sorry we didn’t bring you a Halloween special last week folks, but Emily and I travelled up to Manchester for a double-header at The Warehouse Project, and frankly with Jamie Jones, Jamie XX, Jesse Rose, Julio Bashmore, Four Tet, Hessle Audio, Homework, Oliver $ and Seth Troxler on the decks, nothing in London could come close.

We’re heading out of town again this week, down to the South Coast for the Dirtybird All-Nighter at Audio in Brighton tonight, with the lovely Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin and Eats Everything. However, if you’re in London they’re doing the whole thing over again at Fabric tomorrow, and tonight you can content yourselves with WildKats at Basing House, and Jesse Rose at The Nest. There’s a lot on this weekend elsewhere too, with the legends that are Puente & Rosch playing at Basing House for Dented Melons, The Juan Maclean album launch party at Queen of Hoxton, and Catz n Dogz gracing the decks at Corsica Studios. We can’t attend any of this crazy fun (until post 1.30 anyway) because Vaults are back on the decks all night at The Hospital club, and you can come and see us for free by emailing your guest list names to [email protected] We’re on the top floor so there should be a pretty good view of the fireworks alongside some dark and dirty tunes.

Oh and if you’re still raring to go on Sunday (and I’ve seen the crowd at these Sunday parties, a very low percentage of them have been to bed) Creche has a stellar line-up once more, with Laura Jones and Waifs & Strays at Queen of Hoxton.

Here are some of this week’s freebies to help you get ready for the weekend.
Lana Del Ray – Blue Jeans (Penguin Prison Remix)
Duran Duran – Girls On Film (Drop Out Orchestra Rework)
Canyons – See Blind Through (DJ Harvey Remix)
Mighty Mouse – Ice Beer (Bootleg Version)
Till von Sein – Sassomon
Kele – Goodbye Horses (Q Lazzarus Cover)

Everybody Get Close

The Juan Maclean‘s third album Everybody Get Close just dropped on DFA as a very tasty digital package, full of big-hitting synths and bass, with new tracks as well as remixes of the classics, such as Cut Copy’s take on Happy House.

They’re giving away the title track as a free sample, so download it here:
The Juan Maclean – Everybody Get Close

To celebrate, they’re having an album launch party at the Queen of Hoxton this Saturday, hosted by Scandalism. Juan himself is flying over to join a tonne of other DJs and live acts, including Dimbleby & Capper and Bxentric. Not a bad way to follow the fireworks.

Get your tickets here.

Woody’s Roundup

Hi all! I feel battered and bruised from a bit of a hefty schedule these last couple of weeks, but normal service has resumed, so it is with pleasure that I bring you Woody’s Roundup.

As far as your going-out options this weekend, we have a clear winner in the form of tonight’s Kill Em All and Phantasy at Fabric. Erol, Switch, Stopmakingme, Filthy Dukes and Jarvis Cocker. Down the road James Murphy is gracing the decks of XOYO for DFA’s 10th Anniversary, and at Basing House in Dalston (still not managed to go there yet) is Tpot, with Inxec and Burnski. Mixmag continue their free party series at the Queen of Hoxton, with Charli XCX and Tim Healey.

Tomorrow night the A Night With… series continues with Miss Kittin at a secret East London venue, and We Fear Silence present Circus Company, with Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts DJing, and Seuil, Sety and D’Julz. The Nest come up trumps again with Lemonade featuring Shake Aletti, whose new Inside Out is the sound of the moment.

There’s so much new stuff out there, but with an awfully long time to wait, so in the mean time I can only throw you some previews. In particular, the newest Jamie Jones remix, of 11:11 Project (Guy Gerber and P Diddy?!?!)’s Tourist Trap. YUM.
26th August 2011. Essential New Tune: 11:11 — Tourist Trap (Jamie Jones Remix) by PeteTongsEssentialNewTune

Here are a few free-download goodies for the weekend:
Shake Aletti – Inside Out (Toy Tigers Remix)
Newcleus – Jam On It (MANIK Taped Up edit)
Atari Teenage Riot – Black Flags
Ambassadors – Rössler
The Whip – Secret Weapon (Alex Metric Remix)

Lower East

Most of the posts I write on this blog are a cross between ‘I love this track!’ and ‘something new is coming out from someone we love.’

Only once in a while do I write about a record label, and when I do it’s because everything they do is so fantastic that I cannot NOT give them credit any longer. It’s lovely when the label is the link across loads of great tracks, because you know where to look for more gems, and it reflects the excellent tastes of the label owner/founder.

That man is Lee Brinx, and yesterday his label Lower East released one of his own EPs, Over You, featuring remixes from Robert James and my current favourites WildKats (Lower East also released WildKats’ debut EP, Addict For You). The previous release was the excellent Kitchens and Bathrooms EP from Alexis Raphael, featuring remixes from Richy Ahmed and Lee Foss.

Lee Brinx, Cozzy D & Ed  Kane (Kanio/Dexter Kane), launched the label in June 2010, with a release every month since, including their own notable numbers in the catalogue – namely Dexter Kane’s Dex Appeal on the From The Ground Up EP, and Cozzy D’s My Mistress on the Bit On The Side EP.

The White Isle, it seems, is to thank for this forward-thinking outlook, as Lee sites a trip to Ibiza over the Millenium as cementing the change from guitar bands to decks, and he started playing in clubs from the age of 17. Now based in East London he is a resident at Creche, the infamous Sunday parties at 93 Feet East, Queen of Hoxton and other venues with open space. The next is ‘The Big One’ with Jamie Jones and Kerri Chandler on 9 October at a secret location from noon until midnight.

It’s a little bit of sunshine on the rooftops of Lower East London.

Buy Over You here.

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Sunshiiiiiiiine! Make the most of it and find somewhere open air to dance this weekend. We’re in favour of a rooftop, a car park, a boat or a great big field. There are plenty of things of that nature going down in our fair city this weekend, and here are some of the parties that follow them after the sun’s gone down.

Tomorrow is Field Day, with all the parties that follow it, including Leftroom Sessions at Crucifix Lane, with Ryan Crosson, Matt Tolfrey and Laura Jones. There’s also another installment of the Electric Minds loft parties, and Sound of the City brings Dan Ghenacia and Dyed Soundroom to a secret venue. Twisted Society also looks pretty fun, with Alex Celler, Clive Henry and Alex Picone at Village Underground. The official after party is at everyone’s favourite car park Hearn Street, with Four Tet, James Holden and Pearson Sound.

Tonight Jozif‘s gracing our fair city with a set at Basing House on Kingsland Road for N.o.N. Music. Mixmag are also continuing their series of free parties at the Queen of Hoxton, tonight joined by Ben Westbeech and a Dj set from Mystery Jets.

On Sunday head to Brixton for Get Diverted 3 Years on the Terrace at the Brixton Clubhouse, with Butch, Raymundo Rodriguez and Elijah Collins. We had the pleasure of attending a little hoe-down with Elijah last Saturday for the Gimmick launch party at 93 Feet East and it was bloody GREAT fun.

Here are some new tunes to soundtrack your partyings.
Mickey – Trapped feat Colonel Abrahams (thanks to the lovely Mickey for a free download of this beauty!)
Retro/Grade – Mindfighter (Blue Satellite Remix)
Malente and Jay Robinson – What Up
Gemini – Where Do I Go (1997 Remix)
The Black Ghosts – Diamonds from the new album When Animals Stare, released this week on Southern Fried.

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This weekend is all about Sunday, as Secretsundaze have another of their legendary all-dayers at the Bussey Building in Peckham, with Joy Orbison. However, by no means should you rest your little dancing toes on Friday and Saturday, particularly as Catz n Dogz are in town, and that just wouldn’t be right. So tomorrow they’re having a guest-list only party in a secret East London location. You might be able to squeeze your names on if you’re quick. Tonight Big In Japan host Todd Terje at the Queen of Hoxton, and Mowgli joins Spencer Parker for Go Deeper at The Nest.

There are so many tracks at the moment that we’ve heard out and about and we’re patiently waiting for, but it seems releases are months away. Can everyone hurry up please?
New Navy – Zimbabwe New Navy have just released with the mighty Future Classic, and are tipped for big things.
Lazydisco – More Tigers (Coupons remix)
Katy B – Easy Please Me (Caspa remix) I’m adding this as a substitute for Claude Von Stroke’s Grizzl-fayah remix of this track, which is IMMENSE and out at some point in the distant future. We wait…
Hey Champ – Too Hot
Penguin Prison – Fair Warning (Goldroom Remix Dub)
Diddy Dirty Money – I Hate That You Love Me (Sinden Edit)
Junior Boys – Banana Ripple (Stay+ remix)
All together: Woody 55.zip

A notable preview this week is from the lovely Stopmakingme, teaming up with The Deadstock 33s for the Gravity EP on Tigersushi. Excellent collaborators on an excellent label, and the title track in particular is bloody great.
The Deadstock 33s & Stopmakingme – Gravity [Tigersushi] by Stopmakingme

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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)
Or all together: Woody 53. ZIP