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.
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.
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]
PJU have been doing some sterling work for a while now, in partcular the stomping Blockhead and their mammoth remix of In Flagranti’sWorse 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.
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.
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.
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.
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]