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.

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Fabric have done themselves proud this week (Stopmakingme and Death in Vegas live last night, NICE), and in fact the line ups over the next couple of months are pretty damn special (including their 12th birthday On and On from 11pm Saturday 22nd Oct – 5am Monday 24th Oct). Tonight they’re celebrating the Fabric 59 Four Tet issue by hosting Caribou, Four Tet and Jacques Greene in room 1 and Hessle Audio in room 2, and tomorrow they’ve got Jamie Jones and Danny Daze in room 1 and Laura Jones (who we haven’t had the pleasure of seeing yet) in room 3. Now all you need is a tent and a nice warm pitch in their back garden.

Here are some free tunes to keep your Farringdon campsite jumping:
Modern Amusement – Cold As Ice ( TierkratZ Edit ) I’ve heard a few remixes of this track but this one is really very nice indeed.
Tears For Fears/Audionite – Kling Klong Shout [Tommie Sunshine & Disco Fries Bootleg]
Aeroplane – Big Boys Don’t Cry
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Garden (Joe Goddard Remix)
The Magician feat Jeppe – I Don’t Know What To Do (Plastic Plates Remix)
Riva Starr – Sensimilla
Joakim – In Loving Memory – lovely.

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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)

Autumn Harvest

Daniel Avery AKA Stopmakingme has been watching the fruits of his labours blossom recently into very pretty things indeed. No sooner has he released his Gravity EP collaboration with Justin Robertson on Tigersushi, then another Stopmakingme/Deadstock 33s team-up with Autumn appears on the 4th EP in the excellent series of Gomma Dance Tracks.  The last Avery in the trilogy, Toothpaste, has been snapped up by RemuteD, and is out on 16th August.

He sent over his August Chart Mix, free to download and packed full of the big-hitting electro-techno-bass-indie greats that we love him for.

Daniel Avery – August Chart Mix 2011
Tunnel Signs – Sun (Daniel Avery Remix) [Death Strobe Records]
Audibills – Dropping Mean [Join Our Club Records]
Daniel Avery – Light Into Dark [CD-R]
Runaway – Indoor Pool (Beautiful Swimmers Move Mix) [Let’s Play House]
Sneaker – You Think You Think [Uncanny Valley]
Levon Vincent – Man Or Mistress [Novel Sounds]
Saarid – Fever Dream [Throne Of Blood]
Wolfram – Thing Called Love (Legowelt Remix) [Permanent Vacation]
Call Super – Timora [Five Easy Pieces]
Phrenic – Mischa (It’s A Fine Line Edit) [CD-R]
Morphosis – Androids Among Us [M.O.S]
Death In Vegas – Medication (Fearless’ Nightcrawler Dub) [Drone]
Remain – ZDAK (Daniel Avery Remix) [My Favourite Robot]
Timothy J Fairplay – Cleopatra Loves The Acid [World Unknown]
Alien Alien – Sambaca [Roccodisco]

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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)
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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

Punks Jump Up

PJU have been doing some sterling work for a while now, in partcular the stomping Blockhead and their mammoth remix of In Flagranti’s Worse For Wear, so I was pleased to see the latest release Chimes pt.1 is out next Friday 29 July on kleinTanz. I was even more pleased to see that remixes come from Golden Bug and Say Yes to Another Excess (the production duo of Dan Stopmakingme Avery and Danny C90s Ashenden).

Watch the video here:

They’re currently on tour playing all over Australia, so we’ll have to wait a little longer to hear them play this out and about in London town, but in the mean time here’s a Summer mixtape and a free download.

Punks Jump Up – Summer mix -11 by Punks Jump Up

Download the Younger Than Me remix of Chimes here: Punks Jump Up – Chimes (Younger Than Me Remix)

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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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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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Dan’s done it again

OK, OK, I have to stop posting ALL the Stopmakingme mixes, but they’re so good I feel like I’d be stealing something if I kept them all to myself.

This little number is to celebrate the release of the Circus album by Black Devil Disco Club, the sixth album from Bernard Fevre since 1978. Out on Lo Recordings last month.

Catch both Stopmakingme and Black Devil Disco Club at The Great Escape in Brighton next weekend.

Stopmakingme – Mix for Black Devil Disco Club, April 2011
Austra – Beat & The Pulse [Domino]
Domeyko/Gonzales – Eschatol (Rio Lobotomy Remix) [Death Strobe Records]
Discodeine – Singular [Pschent]
Hounds Of Hate – I Like Triangles [Back Yard]
Para One & Tacteel – Infinity Riser [Ed Banger] – Remix of Bernard Fevre’s ‘Dali’
Black Devil Disco Club ft Afrika Bambaataa – Magnetic Devil [Alter K/Lo Recordings]
Black Devil Disco Club – Coach Me (In Flagranti Remix) [Lo Recordings]
The Chemical Brothers – Got Glint? [Virgin] – Features a sample of Bernard Fevre’s ‘Earth Message’
Tiga & Zyntherius – Sunglasses At Night (Black Devil Disco Club Remix) [Turbo Recordings]
Daniel Maloso – No Doy Nada [Comeme] Stopmakingme & The Deadstock 33s – Oscillate [Tigersushi]
Serge Santiago – Running Passions [Santiago]
Black Devil Disco Club – She Flees The Silence (Instrumental) [Alter K/Lo Recordings]
Black Devil Disco Club ft Faris Badwan – Distrust (Stopmakingme Remix) [Alter K/Lo Recordings]
Factory Floor – R E A L L O V E (An Optimo (Espacio) Remix) [Optimo Music]
Black Devil Disco Club ft Cosmetics – X Paradise [Alter K/Lo Recordings]
Gesaffelstein – The Lack Of Hope [Turbo Recordings]
Clouded Vision – Future Furies (People Get Real Remix) [Meant]
Blondes – Hater [RVNG INTL]