Woody’s Roundup

Well pinch-punch-first-of-the-month, which as usual means that there are way too many good nights and not enough time. And as for you with the birthdays, there are DJs to see!

So, tonight, go old school with Marshall Jefferson at Fairchild (car park rave), or go see Waifs & Strays for free at That Mixmag Thing #15 at Queen of Hoxton. Oooh and I’ve just noticed Sishi Rösch is playing at the Horse and Groom for Coconut Ritz. Miguel Puente drew my attention to him and together they’re pretty unstoppable (more dates for both of them in London please!). To give you an example, here’s a little video from one of their Sonar appearances. I’ve been waiting for an excuse to post this as it sounds sweeeeeeet, and I’d pretty much kill to see either and both of them play anywhere at the moment.

Hessle Audio are at Fabric, with Pearson Sound and Joy Orbison, and you could keep it Fabric (we are) by attending the mammoth 5 Years of Leftroom there tomorrow night, with Matt Tolfrey and the Leftroom crew in Room 2 and Hot Natured (Lee Foss and Jamie Jones) in Room 3. We had great fun at Soul Clap’s 90s Jam with Lee Foss at the Star of Bethnal Green on Wednesday, and in between the two Lee’s off to play in Naples, at Gottwood Festival in Wales and DC10 in Ibiza. He was asking anyone on Facebook if he could borrow a pillow…
Glimpse and Miguel Campbell are playing The CAMP for Mutant Disco, Stopmakingme and The Deadstock 33s are playing the Lemonade Launch Party at The Nest, and if you’re headed towards the slightly more hardcore then Spectrum have their Summer Warehouse Party at Ewer Street Car Park with Nero, Kissy Sell Out, Chase and Status and Sinden.

I always tell myself I’m going to get out of the city in July as much as possible, and it never happens, simply because the July line ups are ridiculous for the whole month every single year. 2011 is heading that way too, with Nicolas Jaar coming live two days in a row at Fabric at the end of the month, Lovebox bringing everyone I love into Victoria Park, and The Nest continuing a fantastic booking job, with Julio Bashmore and Riton next weekend. Bloody good work London.

Bassheads – Is Anybody Out There (Greg Wilson Edit) – a walk down memory lane. Huge thanks to Greg for giving this away on soundcloud this week
Joakim – Forever Young (Discodeine Remix)
Jacques Greene – Lay It Down (Nacho Lovers Remix) the original of this is worth your pennies fo sho.
Theophilius London – Flying Overseas (Soul Clap EFunk Remix)
Toddla T – Watch Me Dance (SebastiAn Remix) Also worth your money for the whole release as all the remixes are great.
Lucky Paul – Thought We Were Alone (Gang Colours Remix)
Rainbow Arabia – Blind (Salva Remix) Rainbow Arabia have just announced a summer tour including the Shoreditch 1,2,3,4 festival next week 9th July.

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Waifs & Strays

Heidi’s new compilation for Get Physical The Jackathon is so loaded with badass tracks it can re-inspire those feeling a bit broken after some hard core nights out. One of my favourites is by Waifs & Strays, the very lovely What You Want.

Then I remembered that name was linked to an absolute killer from the Miami Winter Music Conference this year Yeah Yeah, released on Leftroom 20 June as part of the Extended Family EP (Part II).

Waifs and Strays – Yeah Yeah (Original Mix) by Leftroom

So it turns out Waifs & Strays are Amos Nelson and Rich Beanland from Bristol and had been playing apart for almost ten years before they started producing together, first getting noticed by the Big-men in 2010 with the mighty 3am.
Waifs and Stray – 3 in the morning (Master) by waifs&strays

They’ve got quite a few other things in the pipeline for our musical delectation, including Feel getting a release on Futureboogie some time this Summer, and Heartbreak added to the forthcoming 5 Years of Leftroom compilation on 1 August. More full-bodied deep house for the balmy nights.

You can catch them playing for FREE this Friday at That Mixmag Thing #15 at The Queen of Hoxton, alongside Craig Torrence, A1 Bassline, Huxley and Stevie T.

Here’s a taste of their mixing skills:

Up on the Roof

We like spaces here at One From The Vaults. We like dancing in warehouses, we like exhibitions (and Campari Bars) in car parks, we like DJing in abandoned shops. So we’re pretty excited about watching films on the Queen of Hoxton’s roof.

Rooftop Film Club starts on 1 June (it runs until September) and includes the classics The Lost Boys (10 June), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (16 June) and Weird Science (5 June). There’s food and beer, comfy chairs and wireless headphones. What more could you want?

We’re heading for a preview for Stand By Me – we’ll report back…

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Wow, one pops off to the beach for two weeks and comes back to a world exploded with music. Some absolute greats from Yuksek and The Magician (check out The Magician‘s remix of Yuksek‘s On A Train from the EP of the same name), and Mustang have given us two absolute beauts, with their remix of Golden Bug‘s Sex Beat from the Magia Potagia EP on Gomma, and their remix of Monarchy‘s I Won’t Let Go from the EP of the same name new from Moda Music. Made to Play have made a limited vinyl pressing of Round Table Knights remixes, with contributions from L-Vis 1990 and Homework, and that happy santa claus of techno Claude Von Stroke has remixed Girl Unit‘s 2010 banger Wut, which has made EVERYONE pretty excited, but no release date yet from Night Slugs. Finally Aeroplane releases My Enemy from the We Can’t Fly album, and even if you own the album the EP is worth it for the Rex The Dog remix alone.

Compilations are coming thick and fast too, with Moda Compilation Volume 1 out 23 May, including the first original material from Jaymo & Andy George, starting with their Night Music EP, and last week Lee Foss and Jamie Jones added another string to their bows with the first volume of the Hot Waves compilation, released of course on their own Hot Creations label. Chilly Gonzales brings us ‘orchestral rap’ withThe Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales album on 6 June on Gentle Threat/ Schmooze, and Toddla T‘s new single Take It Back is out on the mighty Ninja Tune on 23 May; a forerunner to his debut album to be released on the label later this year.

Obviously you’ll be spending all your money on these new releases so I’m going to save you some clubbing cash this weekend and tell you of two pretty epic free parties. Tonight, That Mixmag Thing #13 is at the Queen of Hoxton with Oliver Lang, Super Recordings Showcase and my favourites Riotous Rockers (their April mix was a joy as usual), and tomorrow Field Day host a free party with Omar S, Caspar C and Midland at XOYO. Well done all.

Jamie Woon – Night Air (Solomun Edit) – I still can’t get enough of it.
SBTRKT feat. Little Dragon – Wildfire
Zomby – Things Fall Apart (feat. Panda Bear)
Jess Mills – Vultures (MJ Cole Remix)
Fleet Foxes – Grown Ocean
Toddla T – Take It Back – Dillon Francis Remix
Sticky K – Prince of Persia
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And as for this from Turbo on 30 May: if you don’t know what it is, you should…

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It’s that middle-of-the-month syndrome where you’ve got to the point already where you can’t afford to eat, and strangely; when you most need to stay in and conserve funds and energy, you somehow end up blowing your last pennies on the biggest dirtiest rave-ups. I want to say a big thank you to the Queen of Hoxton for easing the pocket with a great rooftop opening party last night. The brand new roof space is ready for the summer and we partied like it was 1999.

Tonight we’re migrating eastwards to The Nest, to see a bevvy of our favourites DJ for Scandalism, The Magician, Russ Chimes and The C90s to name but a few. Warm bring Mark E and Cottam to Plastic People– greats both, and Mark E’s Deny This has been doing the rounds in the last couple of weeks, and has generally received hoots of delight as a forerunner to the new album on Spectral Sound. If your tastes bend towards parties of the warehouse variety, then BokBok and Egyptrixx are playing at a secret location for Beat Redemption.

Tomorrow it’s all about rave-and-save, as all proceeds are earmarked for the save Japan disaster fund. Head down to Corsica Studios for Horse Meat Disco, Idjut Boys and friends Digging Deep for Japan, and on the river Cable hosts Dance for Japan with the Zombie Sound System crew.

And let us not forget the mighty Record Store Day tomorrow across the country. Last year was steaming hot weather and we trundled merrily along to Pure Groove (sadly online only now, but still worth a visit) for a few drinks while we listened to and purchased some good music. Sounds pretty perfect to me, and there are events all day at Rough Trade East and West, among many others.

Some tracks for the week? Oh go on then.
Death from Above 1979 – Black History Month (Stopmakingme Remix)
MixHell – Antigalactic (Jokers of the Scene Remix)
Mario & Vidis feat. Ernesto – Changed (Radio Edit)
Nite Jewel – Am I Real? (Classixx TPS-L2 Mix)
LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem (Tommie Sunshine, Vande and Gross Edit)
In Flagranti – Worse for Wear (Punks Jump Up Remix)
Mark E – Deny This (Extended Version)
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Justin Robertson and Stopmakingme

We’ve been keeping our ears open for this one ever since Dan Avery AKA Stopmakingme had a quick drink with Justin Robertson to delve deeper for Dummy Mag, and it’s great to hear a collaboration between two of the people that really get us dancing no matter what.

The Battery Life/Machinist EP will be released on the mighty Southern Fried in May, and here’s a sneaky preview:

Also for your dancing pleasure here’s Stopmakingme’s set recorded at Orlando Boom at the Queen of Hoxton last weekend:
Stopmakingme Live at Orlando Boom, 2 April 2011

And finally, here’s one of my favourite Justin Robertson/Deadstock 33s sets from last month also at the Queen of Hoxton.

Hot Natured

I like my house music to creep up on me a little bit. A muffled instrument, a sample floating on a breeze, all somehow nostalgic whilst being completely original. That is Lee Foss.

Like a metaphorical milk tray man, Lee Foss beguiles you with melody until he drops a bassline that stabs you in the heart. He’s never let me down, first with The Edge EP on Culprit in November 2009, U Got Me on Hot Creations in 2010, and Your Turn Girl in February this year back with Culprit (which he helped launch alongside friends Droog).

Foss’s rise through the ranks to production king started with promotion and Djing local Chicago parties, through residencies at Avalon and the Culprit Rooftop parties at The Standard to playing the infamous Wolf + Lamb Marcy Hotel parties in New York, and Miami WMC 2009, which has the tendency to throw people to stardom, especially after a legendary performance at the Crosstown Rebels party (God I wish we were going this year). Alongside this, he contributed regular podcasts to Ibiza Voice, which became known globally.

He’s an island-hopping international, having grown up in Chicago, then moving to L.A., and via a three year extended visit to Ibiza, now spends half his time in London, working with good friend Jamie Jones. This collaboration as Hot Natured has given birth to the h.e.a.d.s. EP on Culprit in June 2009, the fantastic re-rub Hot Natured Edits (their takes on MGMT‘s Electric Feel: Jones’s contribution Electric Jones and Foss’s Leectric Feel) on Wolf + Lamb Black and the Equilibrium EP in June 2010. They’ve also made themselves a record label: Hot Creations, releasing Lee and Jamie’s productions, alongside signings Robert James and Clockwork, whose It’s You Again EP was described by Resident Advisor as ‘sex music.’ Another hugely fantastic collaboration is the teaming up of Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Robert James and FB Julian as Pteradactil Disco, releasing the Big Ass Biscuit/Clive’s Alright EP on Hot Creations in January 2011, and there’s yet another moniker: Modern Amusement, a name he’s used this month to release the Cold As Ice EP on Jonny White from Art Department‘s No.19 music. April will see the release of the next Hot Natured EP Forward Motion Feat Ali Love, and there’s also another label in the pipeline, Hot Waves, which will launch quarterly compilations.

If any of you lucky bods are in Miami this year catch Lee playing at our favourite the Electric Pickle (chilled vibes in the garden, sweaty disco upstairs) on 26th and 27th March, and he’s playing his first London gig of 2011 on Sunday (!) 3 April for Creche at Queen of Hoxton.

He’s working on a solo album for release later this year, and there are a number of podcasts to keep you going until then, including the most recent from Hot Natured:

Lee Foss – Hot Natured Podcast 01 by Hot Natured Music

Or try a classic: Lee Foss live at The Marcy, September 2009, Wolf + Lamb Radio

Worth a note: the beautiful Warriors from the Your Turn Girl EP has a familiar sample, which I’m ashamed to say I remember from Jean Jacques Smoothie‘s 2001 Two People, but which originally comes from the 1975 Minnie Ripperton’s Inside My Love. See how pretty?

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Fabric’s delivering another ridunkulous line-up tonight, with Room 1 hosted by Jack Beats, joined by Breakage, Brodinski and Drop the Lime, Room 2 by Kill Em AllFilthy Dukes are joined by Aeroplane, Shit Robot live, Stopmakingme and Punks Jump Up, and Room 3 by Greco-Roman Soundsystem with Joe Goddard (Hot Chip).
Punks Jump Up did a little mix to get you in the mood:

Punks Jump Up – Fabric Live x Kill Em All Promo Mix
Vandroid – Master & Slave (Van She Tech remix)
Mickey – Farfalle (Relish)
Tyson – Die On The Dance Floor (Headman remix) (Relish)
Sideview – New Toy (Version 2) (Faucet Music)
Jesse Saunders – On & On (alt version) (white)
Xinobi – Hawaii (Work It Baby)
In Flagranti – Hollow Discourse (Codek)
Glimmers – Killing Jokes (Gomma)
Giorgio Moroder – The Chase (Martin Brodin dub) (MB Disco)
Shadow Dancer – Cat Moves (Deadstock 33’s remix) (BoysNoize records)
In Flagranti – Worse For Wear (Punks Jump Up remix) (Codek)
Lavinia Claws – Washing Machine (C90’s remix) (Bang Gang)
Casco – Cybernetic Love (Punks Jump Up Percussive Love version)
Remute – Cowbell Mania (Remute)
Say Yes To Another Excess – Say Yes To Another Success (Bang Gang)

It being the first weekend of the month, there’s a number of options for your perusal this weekend.

It’s the second Bang the Box night at XOYO tomorrow, and it’s the turn of Night Slugs to provide the music, bringing Bok Bok, L-Vis 1990 and Egyptrixx to a sweaty east London hangout. Dollop host their third party in the Citipost Warehouse tonight, and Potty Mouth Disco bring their party to a new Hoxton Basement venue at 12 – 18 Hoxton Square, with Sei A and Tape to Tape.

Tomorrow it’s the Queen of Hoxton’s 2nd Birthday, with a rare live appearance from disco legends Odyssey. We’ve got two guest list tickets to give away, email [email protected] and the earliest birds will receive an email from the Queen of Hoxton.

Ewer Street car park sees some action with 20 years of Planet E, with Carl Craig, Radio Slave and Francois K, Seth Troxler‘s at Fabric for Visionquest, Ben Watt and Prins Thomas head to Cable for Buzzin Fly, Ewan Pearson‘s at Corsica Studios for Trouble Vision, and Theo Parrish plays Plastic People. Phew!

Here are some tracks as you’re flying around London from party to party. First off, Stopmakingme’s Rattle EP is out today on Bang Gang. BUY IT!
Stopmakingme – Rattle (Bumblebeez ‘Homeboiz’ Remix)
The Strokes – Under Cover of Darkness, I’m so happy to see new stuff by The Strokes
Fenech Soler – Contender (White Version), part of the White Versions EP, given as a free download
Munchi ft Mr Lexx – Shottas (Crookers Remix)
Demis Roussous – I Dig You (Todd Terje House Mix)
When Saints Go Machine – Fail Forever (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
Socalled – Richie (Derrick Carter Remix)
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Happy Birthday Your Majesty

It’s the Queen’s birthday this weekend. The Queen of Hoxton, that is. And she’s celebrating in style, with a birthday party on Saturday 5th March after a week of events (Friday 4th March sees Stanton Warriors play in the basement for That Mixmag Thing #11). 70s disco legends Odyssey are making a rare live appearance in the basement, alongside Big In Japan‘s Dan Spinney (Capita!) and Jay Karim, Cosmic Boogie, Yamwho? and the king of the edit Leftside Wobble.

We’ve got two guest list tickets to give away, email [email protected] and the earliest birds will receive an email from the Queen of Hoxton.

Odyssey – Hang Together (Keep Sctum edit)

Odyssey – Easy Come, Easy Go (Leftside Wobble Edit) by Leftside Wobble

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Friday hangover part II, after the legendary Bowski took to the decks last night at The Russian Bar for Joe and Will Ask‘s Vikings 004. If you’ve not been to a Vikings night yet then absolutely get yourselves down to the next one (watch this space for details next month). The energy in Joe and Will Ask sets mingles happy-go-lucky bouncy beats with grinding electronic basslines, and the atmosphere is one of a great house party: friends catch up and dance with infectious smiles. I’ve been waiting to see Bowski play ever since we first wrote about him last April, and he’s still got that ability to truly surprise people. My favourite thing in the whole world is a night where I have homework afterwards – the obsessive tracking down (often with very little to go on other than a hummed melody; after all, there’s only so many tracks in a night that you can pester the DJ for the name of) of new tracks that blow my mind. Thankfully, one that we did ask about was his remix of Cassius I Love U So, part of the new remixes EP on Ed Banger. It’s a beaut.

This all ties in rather nicely to events this weekend, as The Fat! Club are giving away the Bowski remix of Boy 8-Bit’s The Keep to celebrate Boy 8-Bit’s appearance at Chew the Fat! at Cable tomorrow, alongside the mighty Zinc. I see a rooooooaaadddddbbbblooocccckkkk….There’s an exclusive interview with the Boy himself here.

Boy 8-Bit – The Keep (Bowksi Remix)

Also tomorrow is Bugged Out! at XOYO with Matt Walsh and Boys Noize, and Cafe 1001 on Brick Lane has a live appearance from Solomun and Stimming for Holic’s 4th Birthday.Tonight Ray Mang and Pac hit up the east end at Big in Japan at The Book Club, and Warm host Joakim at Plastic People. Apocalypso at Queen of Hoxton sees Dekker (Dekker’s twin-peaks-sampling Stop is still KILLING it on all dancefloors – demo preview here).

Hopefully it’s near enough to pay day to indulge in a little disco dalliance this weekend. See you on the dancefloor.

Arveene & Misk – Love & Lust
Holy Ghost! – Do It Again
Headman – Voices (Hannulelauri Dub)
Lissie – When I’m Alone With You (Tensnake Edit)
Firefox AK – Boom Boom Boom (James Curd Remix)
Spec – Prince vs Booka Shade
Juan Atkins – Dayshift (Oliver’s Nightshift Remix)

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Bonus track (there’s a lot of gooduns out this week): Adele – Rolling in the Deep (Villa Remix)