Sep 15, 2010

Tensnake - In The House Minimix

« It’s no exaggeration to say that we’re all childishly excited about working on the Tensnake In The House project. It’s always a pleasure when an artist does something you weren’t quite expecting, even when you’ve been doing your level best to second guess him all the way. We can hand-on-our-hearts say that we LOVE this mix, and can’t wait until we can get it out there for everyone else ot make their own minds up about it too.

So to whet your appetite even more, we’ve picked out a few of the choicest cuts from the compilation, with a few words from us and a few from the man himself. And if this doesn’t get you chomping at the bit, check out the below mini-mix we’ve prepared » by

Leftside Wobble - Acid Soul (part 4)

Acid Soul part 4 by Leftside Wobble
London based DJ and producer Leftside Wobble:
« Over the last couple of years a number of producers have emerged that have captured the spirit of that original Chicago House sound from back in the day; a time when house music wore it's disco influences firmly on it's sleeve. Producers such as Neville Watson, Kink, Hard Ton, Snuff Crew & Shiny Objekts manage to create music that's deep and raw yet still oozes funk and soul. The 'Acid Soul' series of mixes celebrate this sound and this latest instalment features a bunch of stuff I've been playing in my peak time sets in recent months »

Hunee - Took My Love
Donnacha Costello - It's What We Do - Kink & Neville Watson Rework
Eddie C - Tell Me
Stefano E Bene feat Hard Ton - Why Your Love (Katzbatz remix)
Franc Spangler - Forever And A Day
Shiny Objekts - Set It Off
Session Victim - We Want To Thank All Our Friends
Hot Toddy feat Jennifer Rhonwen - Down To Love (Shiny Objekts remix)
Presence feat Shara Nelson - Sense Of Danger (The Popular People's Front Dangerous dub)
Marvin Gaye - Ego Tripping Out (Valique edit)
Hard Ton - Flawless (Snuff Crew Remix)
A+O - Take Me
Arthur Russell - Wax The Van (Yam Who? rework)
Idris Muhammad - Could Heaven Ever Be Like This (Leftside Wobble Edit)
Aki Bergen - Shine feat. Astral T (Kink Remix)
Hercules & Love Affair - Blind (Frankie Knuckles Remix)
Steve Winwood - Time Is Running Out (ashley beedle edit)
Omar - Feeling You (Henrik Schwarz remix)

Sep 14, 2010

Nice to meet you, Pete!

Pete Herbert's London Warehouse Party @ Atelierul de Productie in Bucharest, RO

Local Zeros September Mix

Local Zeros - September Mix by Local Zeros
01. Craig Bratley – Birdsong (6th Borough Project Remix) [Instruments of Rapture]
02. Trickski – Pill Collins [Supernature]
03. Tornado Wallace – Stop Holding Back [Sleazy Beats]
04. Francis Inferno Orchestra – So Divine [DiKSO]
05. Dean Smith – True Love Flow
06. Erdbeerschnitzel – To An End [Mirau]
07. Odyssesy – Hang Together (Keep Schtum Remix) [Keep Schtum]
08. Loleatta Holloway – Seconds (D&D's Once is Never Enough Rework)
09. Phenomenal Handclap Band – 15 to 20 (Anthony Mansfield Disco Remix) [Tummy Touch]
10. Soul Mekanik – Don’t (Freeform Five Remix) [RIP043]
11. Golden Fleece – Our Kid (DiKSO Edit) [DiKSO]
12. Ilija Rudman – See (Drop Out Orchestra Remix) [MB Disco]
13. Benjamin Sun – Salty Tears [Voyeurhythm]

Aug 16, 2010

KiNK @ Belvedere Pool near Bucharest

Why, when and how to get there, here

Aug 4, 2010

Futureboogie Mix August

Futureboogie Mix August 2010 by futureboogie

Ilija Rudman - Against the Wall (ISM Records)
Zev - Dont Break It (Kenny Glasgow + Jonny White Remix) (Dubplates)
Mugwump - The Congregation of Discalced Clerks (Kompakt)
Ilija Rudman - Time (Electric Minds)
Midnight Magic - Beam Me Up (Jacques Renault Mix) (Permanent Vacation)
New Jersey Connection - Love Don't Come Easy (Space Ranger Edit) (Promo)
Stefano e Bene feat Hardton - Why Your Love (Katzbatz Remix) (Permanent Vacation)
Gadi Mizrahi + Soulclap - She's Bad (Bad Rabbits Remix) (DS)
Lovebirds - Want U (Hot Toddy Remix) (Winding Road)
Lee Foss - Run Around (Hot Creations)
Doobie Brothers - Long Train Running (Ron Edit) (CDR)

Jul 31, 2010

Meet The Legendary 1979 Orchestra

Or Andrei, a Bucharest based disco and house lover like each of us, who's just starting to show off his talent. I was the 9th to view his MySpace profile.

The Legendary 1979 Orchestra - Tropical by 1979 Orchestra
The Legendary 1979 Orchestra - Body Rock by 1979 Orchestra

Jul 27, 2010

A Hamburg Producer Slithers Between Bygone Eras and Funky Sounds

XLR8R feature on Tensnake

« Marco Niemerski, the Hamburg, Germany native known musically as Tensnake, doesn't mind when people point out his influences—he is, indeed, trying to make his music sound like the records he loves. "I get really excited when I come close to a point where it sounds like that", he says, and this excitement translates viscerally into the irrepressible joy that his tracks evoke on the dancefloor.

Niemerski's work isn't exactly pop, but the immediacy of what he does is just as important to him as the level of craft. This partly explains why there's no Tensnake album quite yet. At the time of our phone conversation, the affable Niemerski is at home between gigs, soon to complete the last remix he has slated for the year. Until now, he's preferred to release EPs and 12-inches, citing the speed of expression that those formats allow. An album will come—he's worked at it before—but he's too much of a perfectionist to hurry it. "I have to restart again and get some inspiration first", he explains. "I'll wait until I feel it's the right time to do it".

One can't fault him for working at his own pace—his quality control to date has been impeccable. Recreating and reimagining the old, but never recycling wholesale, the Tensnake singles and EPs of the last few years are a happy confluence of warm, vintage disco, boogie, and house sounds filtered through a Larry Levan-like lens of funky eclecticism. That said, Niemerski doesn't self-identify as a DJ. "I used to DJ some years ago, then I quit", he says with a laugh. "There are so many good DJs out there… I don't think the world needs another one".

Even as a producer, Tensnake shuns the idea of playing others' sounds. For instance, it'll occasionally seem like he has employed, say, a keyboard sample from a classic '80s house track, but it's nearly always a sound that he has generated himself. "If you're using samples in a creative way, that's fine, but playing everything and making it sound like a sample is more interesting to me", he explains. This process of reshaping his favorite records' sounds has lately resulted in Coma Cat, an EP that feels fresh yet bears few marks of the present. "Need Your Lovin" has the nostalgic glow of a Chaz Jankel disco cut, while the title track shuns subtlety in favor of tropical-tinged keys and house jubilance. Meanwhile, the warmth of 2008 space-disco track "Congolal" would dovetail nicely with Lindstrøm's most futuristic jams.

While his music often references the past, Tensnake is mostly definitely rooted in the present—next up is a release for Tim Sweeney's Beats in Space label, and Niemerski's own label, Mirau Musik, will be releasing a few records by younger producers this year. As Niemerski observes with delight, clubs everywhere seem to be catching up with his fun-loving mindset. "You find a lot of house music again... there are so many more melodies. People don't care if it's minimal or this or that—they just dance, party, and have fun". »

Jul 21, 2010

Electric Elephant anyone?

Francois K (Deep Space/Wave Music) - Andrew Weatherall - Juan Maclean (DFA) - Todd Terje - Don Letts - Prosumer - Richard Norris & Leo Elstob (The Time & Space Machine Vs WigWam) - The Unabombers - Hunee - Ashley Beedle - Beppe Loda - Ramadanman (Hessle Audio) - Fuck Buttons - Architeq & many more..

Friday 27th - Sunday 29th August 2010
The Garden, Petrçane, Croatia
Tickets: £80

The Garden Festival 2010 Highlight Mix by Justin Winks (Casio Social Club)

"A small selection of tracks that captured the incredible vibe of this years Garden Festival"

01. Smith & Mudd - Shulme
02. Soul Clap - Between The Edit
03. Robbie Williams - Lovelight (Soul Mekanik Remix)
04. The Revenge - Night Flight
05. Bogdan Irkuk aka Bulgari - All Nite Store
06. Alice Smith - Love Endeavor (Maurice Fulton Remix)
07. Crazy P - Lie Lost (Maurice Fulton Remix)
08. Eddy Meets Yannah - Solid Ground (Crazy P Remix)
09. Hot Toddy - Down To Love (Fred Everything Lazy Days Remix)
10. Tensnake - Coma Cat
11. Nelue - Deconstructed (Crazy P Remix)
12. This Ain't Chicago - Ride The Rhythm (Danny Mekanik 21st Anniversary Mix)
13. A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray

Fer Ferrari - DeepClass Radio Show July

Fer Ferrari _DeepClass Radio Show_JulMix by Fer Ferrari