16 April, 2011

Jackmode vs Pelski pt. III

After the huge success of the first two Pelski vs Jackmode at Crucifix Lane (formerly Counter Culture), they’re back with an even bigger lineup, headed by none other than the The Martin Brothers (AKA Justin and Christian Martin). Held in a warehouse-esque venue under London Bridge, equipped with two formidable Funktion1 soundsystems, this one’s set to go off. And the lineup’s a showcase of some of the finest jackin’ house and tech-house artists around, hailing from the biggest labels in the game: Dirtybird, Sound Pellegrino, Style Rockets and Made To Play. Room 2 will be the hosted by the upcoming label Klasse Recordings:

Room 1: Jackmode

The Martin Brothers (Dirtybird)
Nat Self (Sound Pellegrino / Mad Decent)
Hanne & Lore (Monaberry / Style Rockets / Sunset Handjob)
Pelski (YCCMP)
Charles Darkly b2b Oli Hackett (YCCMP)

Room 2: Klasse

Luca Lozano (Klasse / Dirtybird)
Mr. Ho (Klasse)
Johanna Knutsson (Klasse)
James Creed

@ 7-9 Crucifix Lane, London
Tube station: London Bridge
23rd April 2011
10pm - 6am

Earlybird tickets can be bought in advance for only £8, once those run out, it’ll be £10 in advance: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?232671

Check the Facebook event and Resident Advisor event.

For more info: http://ppelectro.blogspot.com/2011/04/sat-23rd-april-jackmode-vs-pelski-w.html

Now here's a huge mix from The Martin Brothers - the first mix they’ve ever recorded together! also some beats from Nat Self (of Zombie Disco Squad). Massive thanks to Pelski for sharing.

mp3: The Martin Brothers Mix, Vol. 1 (Spring 2011)

1. T. Williams – Heartbeat (Paul Woolford Rewurq) [Local Action]
2. And.ID - Erotica [Mobilee]
3. Audiofly – Fela (Davide Squillace Simple Chaos remix) [Get Physical Music]
4. Will Saul & Tam Cooper – Hi-Lo [Simple Records]
5. Jesse Rose & Martin Dawson – Nonstop (Catz 'n Dogz remix) [Made to Play]
6. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – How Far (2 Bears remix) [Greco Roman]
7. Canblaster – Jet Pack (Kry Wolf remix) [Sounds of Sumo]
8. Pimp Sessions & Soil – Pop Korn (Doc Daneeka remix) [Brownswood Recordings]
9. Kill Light – 4D [Cheap Thrills]
10. Sade – Love is Found (The Martin Brothers bootleg) [Epic Records]
11. Onur Ozer – Oval [Cocoon Recordings]
12. Terry Toner - A Walk in the Dunes (Alexi Delano remix) [Echoism]
13. Riva Starr – Jump (The Martin Brothers remix) [Snatch]
14. Scott Grooves – Mothership Reconnection (Claude VonStroke Energy Pattern remix) [Soma]
15. Marcel Knopf - Perchance to Dream [Clap Your Hands]
16. Burial – Stolen Dog [Hyperdub]

mp3: Nat Self – War
mp3: Jeff Doubleu - African Drum Concert (Nat Self Remix)

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13 April, 2011

Valley Of The Shadows (The Living Graham Bond Remix)

With his new release ‘Twerk’ due on Fat! Records next month TLGB comes up with a complete reworking of the 90's jungle classic "Valley Of The Shadows" by Origin Unknown with a punchy bassline, smooth lead and solid funky drums.

mp3: Unknown Origin - Valley Of The Shadows (The Living Graham Bond Remix)
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06 April, 2011

Eats Everything Interview + Track

We have a little treat in store for all you readers today with an exclusive interview and track from the fast-rising DJ/producer Dan Pearce aka Eats Everything. Interviews have been all but extinct from DB in recent times but we will look at bringing them back as a regular occurrence. Grab the track at the bottom of the interview.

Eats Everything interview

Nelly: First of all you go under the name ‘Eats Everything’, how did that come about and if it’s for the reason I’m thinking is there anything you wouldn’t eat??

Eats Everything: It was kind of a joke really, my general nicknames from my mates (bastards) are Tubs, Fats, Chubtop etc so I just went with that and it stuck. I like all kinds of music and play most genre’s as well so the “Everything” part kind of works there. Plus I eat loads!

Nelly: What got you into making beats and how long did it take for you to develop your sound to a point where you were happy?

Eats Everything: I have been DJing since 1993 (I am an old man) and have been making music since about 2002 on and off. I used to be in a duo called Schmidt a while back but the guy I was working with just decided to stop one day in about 2008 and that is when Eats Everything was born.
With regard to my sound, I have really only been properly happy with it in the last year or so but I can imagine in a years time I will be saying the same thing.

Nelly: What is the one track you love (or hate) that you wish you had produced?

Eats Everything: Recent tracks, Catz n Dogz – I’m The One Who’s Crazy is a masterpiece in my opinion, everything about it is massive. Also Justin Martin & Ardalan – Mr Spock is legendary. All time tracks, anything by the Sharp Boys, Murk Boys or The Rhythm Masters early to mid 90’s is top drawer even now.

Nelly: We hear a lot of collaborations these days and obviously you’ve been doing a bit with Idiotproof already, but do you have any plans to collaborate with anyone else in the near future or have someone in mind that you’d love to produce with?

Eats Everything: I have a few things up my sleeve with some well known guys!!! Chris James and I have done a few really special tracks which we will be unleashing soon. I would love to produce with Justin Martin or Format:B. They are both second to none in my opinion.

Nelly: Who or what is the main influence in your productions?

Eats Everything: Early to mid 90’s house in all its forms is my inspiration, and BASS!

Nelly: When you are starting off a new track/remix what usually comes first and how long do you take over each production?

Eats Everything: I make music all the time so whenever I have an idea I knock up a little loop and then save it. Then when I have a remix or a good sample come along I try out the parts with the various loops I have made.
Then again I start from scratch from time to time. It all depends on my mood and stuff really!!

Nelly: You have a long list of originals and remixes under your belt with two tracks ‘Hevvie’ and ‘Lakota’ included on Southern Fried’s ‘Fried & Tested Tracks Vol. 1’ and not forgetting your massive remix of the Mighty Dub Katz classic ‘Magic Carpet Ride’, but what’s next for Eats Everything?

Eats Everything: I have just had an EP signed to Anabatic and another to Catz n Dogz Pets imprint. I am working with Get Fresh (Stupid Fresh’s label as well) and am doing more colabs with Idiotproof and others. Putting on more weight is also top of the agenda.

Nelly: Thanks for taking the time to answer the questions and we look forward to hearing more shit from you very soon!!

Now time for Eats Everything’s latest collaboration with Made To Play trio Idiotproof!

mp3: Idiotproof & Eats Everything – Suck The Pain Away
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Finally this week Southern Fried Records released ‘Lakota’ and the hotly tipped 'Hevvie' as part of their 'Fried & Tested Tracks' digital compilation, exclusively on Beatport.

Grab them here.

01 April, 2011

Shab Ruffcut - Week 4

The final two pieces of the Ruffcut jigsaw now with the tracks 'Lord' from the Come With Us EP and 'Tonic' part of the Bikini Games EP.

Big up the Shab and keep an eye out for his latest EP 'Disco Tech' set for release April 15th on it_Tizz Recordings, 'Basher' is massive!

Shab Ruffcut - Lord (Soundcloud)

Shab Ruffcut - Tonic (Soundcloud)

Now going off how late I am getting this post up I think there is only a day or 2 left before the download links get taken down so move fast!

New EP Preview:
Shab Ruffcut - Disco Tech Preview (Soundcloud)

The Young Punx / MofoHifi Remix Project

The Young Punx have made the entire remix parts for the whole Mashpop & Punkstep album publicly available for anyone to remix. They then plan to release a free online album featuring the best revisions, on MofoHifi (home to Phonat and Polymath). What's more, there is a very attractive label deal with 50/50 profit shares up for grabs. Sound good? Read on...

It was about a year ago when MASHED POPPED PUNKED leaked out online, a bootleg album that saw select members of the blogger/remix community mash-up the entire (then new) album from The Young Punx, Mashpop & Punkstep. A fitting tribute from a culture that spawned TYP.

2011 is going to be a new chapter for The Young Punx. They have realigned their sights and stripped things back to being all about club music. With a summer of key European festival dates booked, and a hard-drive FULL of brand spanking new electronic club music, what better time than now to officially allow that album of work to be ripped up, cut and pasted into something new and fit for the dancefloor?

If you are interested in getting stuck in re-wiring The Young Punx then here's what to do:

Grab the stems from this link. Make your own remix of any track on the album. Submit your remix to the MofoHifi Record’s dropbox. The winning tracks will made into an online album – Mashed Popped Punked Volume 2- distributed via Audio Porn Central. Any remixes officially released by MofoHifi Record will see the remixer getting 50% of the artist share of any sales revenue with an option to release an original track via the label, plus we will send Mashed Popped Punked T-shirts for each of the winners.


The deadline is 30th of April.

That Mixmag Thing 12

In less than 2 hours That Mixmag Thing @ Queen of Hoxtons kicks off to celebrate its first birthday! To celebrate they have one of their biggest line-ups yet. And yes it's still free!

In the basement they've got the legendary house duo Layo & Bushwacka! Also rocking it will be Edu Imbernon, who runs the superb Eklektisch label. Edu was the youngest DJ to get a Beatport No.1 at the age of 20 and his recent remix of The xx has become the most popular remix of the band ever!

The ground floor is hosting a disco extravaganza with Crazy P, Futureboogie, In Flagranti and the elusive Julio Bashmore all providing the sounds of the disco cosmos as we celebrate the launch of Futureboogie Recordings – currently number one in Mixmag's Big Tunes Chart.

To help them celebrate, fashion brand Original Penguin will be running a vintage photobooth, snapping clubbers in Original Penguin gear which will be uploaded to Mixmag Fashion. Plus, on entry, you'll be given your 30% VIP Covent Garden discount card that will also give you the chance to win £500 of Original Penguin clothing on their facebook page.

What's more the King of Beers, Budweiser, has given them a very generous birthday gift: hundreds of bottles of the crisp cold lager to share with you lot to help get the party underway. Arrive early to grab some Buds and enjoy the tunes.

Check out the incredible full line up:

D.S.I. Basement

Layo & Bushwacka! (Olmeto)
Edu Imbernon (Eklektisch, Get Physical / Diynamic)
Simon Morell (Fina Records)
Innerpartysystem (Red Bull Records)
Craig Torrance (Murmur / Moodmusic)

Ground Floor

Crazy P (DJ set) (20/20 Vision)
Julio Bashmore (Futureboogie / Dirtybird)
In Flagranti (DJ Set) (Codek)
Futureboogie (Futureboogie)
Capita! (Big In Japan)
WLT (wltblg)

Friday April 1 at 4:00pm - 2:00am
The Queen of Hoxton, 1 Curtain Rd, Shoreditch. FREE ENTRY (Get there early!)


Can You Get The Royals Bouncin!

Mixcloud are proud to announce an exciting new competition offering one person the chance to DJ at the Royal wedding party. After several months of careful consideration, the organisers have chosen Mixcloud to help find the best DJ on earth to play the party.

“This is an exciting step for us, and builds on our experience in running large competitions to play international festivals and parties from Miami to Ibiza” said Mixcloud Co-founder, Nico Perez. “We’re very happy the Royal Family have bestowed this privilege upon us.”

For talented DJs, radio presenters and Podcasters, this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to put together the perfect playlist to entertain the Royal couple and their guests on this auspicious occasion. To enter the competition, they must simply upload a “Cloudcast” (DJ mix set, Radio show, or Podcast) to Mixcloud containing the music they feel would befit this event.

“The Royal family are looking for someone who can balance the musical interests of state leaders, international Royalty and celebrities” said Perez “while at the same time getting the famous crowd to shake their hips and drop their walking sticks.”

Following a rigorous selection process by Mixcloud and the wedding organisers, the winner will be announced a week before the big day. The prize will include first class flights, 3 nights at a landmark hotel and 2 invitations to the wedding reception where the winner will play at the party of their lifetime.

To enter the competition and get more info visit: