KRANKBROTHER CARNIVAL AFTERPARTY

Krankbrother Carnival Afterparty

The last bank holiday of the year is nearly upon us and, ah, how to spend it. We’ve decided to hit up London’s infamous Notting Hill Carnival and spend the day bouncin’ our batties at the Rinse FM stage and munching jerk chicken. When the carnival fun ends we’ll be heading straight round the corner to the Krankbrother Carnival Afterparty which starts at 8pm and keeps going til 6am Monday. They’ve secured a stellar line-up to continue the fiesta. dOP and KiNK will be playing live, underground hero Gerd Janson will be delivering some melodic magic and of course Krankbrother will be playing too. Bring on the three day weekend and the good times!

Krankbrother Carnival Afterparty takes place at Royal Park Studios on Sunday 24th August | buy tickets here

if you’re coming to Carnival, Time Out has an excellent guide here

if you’re looking for something else to do read our Bank Holiday clubbing guide here

get a taste of the Krankbrother sound below…

JAY LUMEN | DUSTY MEMORIES

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Fans of Tech House are likely to be very familiar with Jay Lumen. His latest EP Dusty Memories, released on OFF Spin records, showcases his ability to produce music that gets people moving. The title track has a powerful bassline and catchy vocal sample that captivates you and will have you tapping away for hours after listening. The second track ‘Empty Ghetto Bastard’ is where things get darker with a jacking drum beat, scattered rap vocals and big synth stabs. An absolute treat.

buy here 

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words | Ben Laurence

 

 

FREEBIE FRIDAY | NEMEA – DAPHNE

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Nemea is a 25 year old producer from Vienna with an eclectic production style that includes genres such as melodic electronica & glitchy dubstep.  His latest track ‘Daphne’ is a beautiful piece of ambient electronica that combines a trap beat with soothing vocals and delicate strings & piano.  We’re really loving his music and so we’re offering Daphne as a free download.

Show your support for this talented producer: facebook | soundcloud

 

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY | LONDON TOP PICKS

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Bank Holidays are made for partying.  That extra day allows for extra recovery and extra dancing and with so much going on it can be tricky to decide where to focus your party efforts. That is why we have hand picked our top events going on in London this weekend…

FRIDAY 22.8 | WARM UP PRESENTS MICROTRAUMA | TICKETS

London techno night Warm Up is hosting it’s next party at one of our favourite underground warehouse venues – Crucifix Lanes.  They’re bringing in two top talents from Traum – Microtrauma and Hubert Kirchner, both performing live.  Supported by Warm Up resident and founder Aiden Doherty and a host of other DJs, this has to be our pick to kick off the bank holiday.  Expect to hear all things dark/melodic and emotional.

LINE UP - MICROTRAUMA (live) 2hr set (traum), HUBERT KIRCHNER (live) (traum), AIDAN DOHERTY (Warm Up), RED PIG FLOWER (Entail), CANDI BIANCA,  JORGE MARTINS (mind box music)

SATURDAY 23.8 | SOUTH WEST FOUR | TICKETS

Saturday is day one of the two-day South West Four (SW4) festival taking place on London’s Clapham Common.  With Loco Dice, Tale of Us, Seth Troxler, Booka Shade, Guy Gerber and the legendary Josh Wink all set to play, this has to be the day for us.  Let’s pray for dry weather, but if it rains fuck it; it’ll be a blast anyway!  Our pick has to be the following two arenas:

DJ MAGAZINE ARENA - Loco DiceJamie JonesTale Of Us,Tiga vs AudionPaco OsunaRobert DietzTristan Ingram, Better Lost Than Stupid (Matthias TanzmannDavide Squillace & Martin Buttrich)

LAST DAY ON EARTH ARENA – Sasha, Paul Kalkbrenner (live), Seth TroxlerBooka Shade (live), Guy GerberMagdaHenry Saiz [Live Band Show], Bowler, Josh Wink (20 Years of Ovum set)

SUNDAY 24.8 | 2020 DAY AND NIGHT | TICKETS

After the success of their last 2020 Day/Night party over the May Bank Holiday, 2020 Vision are back and throwing one last party at the legendary Shoreditch Underground venue before it shuts for good. Sad face.  But to mark the occasion and celebrate an extra day of partying thanks to this glorious bank holiday they are bringing an incredible line up to this incredible venue. Happy face.  The day party will take place from 1pm to 9pm with the evenings events moving swiftly to secret venue nearby to carry the party on until 6am.  Aiming for a terrace feel, this is going to a nice way to close out the bank holiday antics.

LINE UP - Ralph Lawson, Mario Basanov, Audiojack, Krystal Klear, Purple Disco Machine, Tristan Da Cunha

OTHER TTK PICKS
Hydra 3-day | Carl Craig, Giles Peterson, Matthew Dear, Robert Hood  & more
The Nest & BBQ Roof Party @ Dalston Roof Park | Justin Martin, Mak & Pasteman, Tessellate
Notting Hill Carnival!

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EGOKIND | NOTHINGNESS

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Dreamy, fuzzy, warm; all the things we love in a track. ‘Nothingness’ from wonderful Berlin producer Egokind is a real beaut; you’ll get tingles all over from this one. It’s the title track from an EP out on Traum Records. Tracks two and three are in collaboration with Ozean and are equally as lustworthy. We especially love ‘Fatigue’, pure bliss. Have a listen to the full EP on Traum’s website here.

buy the EP here

TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY | 12.8.14

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Our e-mails are brimming with good stuff.  We’ve picked out almost one hour of listening for you fresh from our inbox. Enjoy.

  1. Junge & Mädchen | Bei Meyers Im Garten – Emotional electronica at it’s best. Soft and dreamy.
  2. Duke Dumont | Street Walker (Reset Safari Remix) – A deep and bassy take on the original – FREE DL
  3. Coldplay | A Sky Full Of Stars (Kölsch Remix) – Kölsch can do no wrong. A beautiful remix from this talented producer.
  4. AstroZu | Sungod Ft. Tusks – Feel good summer vibes and gorgeous vocals.
  5. Foals | Spanish Sahara (Sieren Edit) – Chilled &  mellow – will take you to a happy place.
  6. Eva Gallo | Deer – Simple, melodic electronica. Lovely stuff.
  7. Woz | Cherry Hill ft. Max Marshall – Detroit house meets moody bass. Sexy.
  8. Tanzlife | Those Days – Bouncy, jackin’ house with an acid twist
  9. Yousef & The Angel | Float Away (A-Minor Remix) – pianos, soft vocals and deep basslines – winner.

LOMAX RADIO | GERTIE

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Lomax Radio comes from our very talented friends Gertie. It’s an outlet for their recorded sets and will also feature podcasts and live sets from their favourite artists. They say this:

“The sound policy will encompass the full spectrum of club orientated Techno. Lomax isn’t for the chin strokers or those who wish to discuss the intricacies of the genre, its for those who leave their ego aside and love to immerse themselves in a moment. We hope to be able to bring a small piece of that mindset direct to you, wherever you may be listening from.”

Their first offering ‘LR001′ showcases some mean-ass dance floor killers; that Whyt Noyz remix! It’s an energetic mix from the duo that showcases their awesome taste in bloody good techno. We were fist pumping the air for the whole duration; 55 minutes of listening time extremely well spent. Stick it on below.

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CLARIAN | DINOSAURS IN SPACE

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Out today on Seth Troxler’s new imprint, Say It Play It, is ‘Dinosaurs in Space’ from Clarian. Trippy techno filled with intergalactic bleeps and beastly beats. The wonky melody has a great build and there’s loads of heavy moments to get stuck into. Paul Ritch delivers two storming remixes; the ‘Astro Lizard’ remix is big-room techno bouncy with a darker sound and the ‘Cosmic Fossil Mix’ takes the track deeper and ups the serving of hi-hats. The original version is most definitely going on our ‘tracks of 2014′ list. Mean.

out today on digital only – buy it here

FLASHMOB | INTERVIEW

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The Italian DJ/production duo of Flashmob have made a name for themselves as producers of top notch house music with some quality releases on labels such as DefectedGet Physical and Isgud Records. Now the’ve set up their own label, aptly named ‘Flashmob Records’, with the first release being their ‘Who/Do you do’ EP. We had a chat with the boys about the label and their recent release…

Hey Flashmob! You’ve just launched your own label Flashmob Records, is that something you’ve had in the pipeline for a while? How’s it been since the launch?

Yes Sir, we’ve been working on it with our managers for 6 months and then the launch. Feeling really great about it and we couldn’t of hoped for a better start. We’ve had a great premiere on Thump (Vice) and Mixmag and also big support from Pete Tong on his USA show and a great article on “The Sun” that doesn’t happen every day. Also really happy to see people like Maya Jane Coles, Heidi and Shiva on Radio 1 support the track. Just seen Tiga has charted the track on Beatport as we speak.

The first release from the label is your latest EP ‘Who/Do You Do’. There’s a real acid house feel about the release – is that a sound we can expect from the label?

Not necessarily. Flashmob likes acid. We like 909 Hi-Hats and we like some madness.

The vocals of ‘Who’ come from Kevin Knapp and make us laugh – who wrote those? “Carl Cox or whatever” – has the big man had anything to say about them? He must love it!

Kevin is a genius … he wrote and sung those vocals in one take hitting the bull’s eye, it was exactly what we were looking for. He’s one too keep an eye on, his djing and great production on top of the singing prove that. Mr. Carl Cox has telephoned me yet, no haha.

You’re busy touring at the minute too, where can we catch you the rest of the summer?

Croatia with Defected, Ibiza at Sankeys with Duke Dumont and then we are taking a brief holiday … we’re pretty much exhausted.

My favourite Flashmob track is ‘Need In Me’, it’s a real jackin’ house track with fierce vocals and sums up your sound quite well I think – what artists would you say have influenced you over the years?

We prefer not to list, there are so many. But certainly we have been greatly influenced by the way old school guys promote and treated their music… that for us is a key aspect; in fact we are gonna hit Ibiza in two weeks and go to DC10 to give out our vinyls to our fav djs as we did with “Brick House” right at the beginning and as it was done in the ’90.

What track has been a permanent feature of your record box this summer?

Mark Henning ‘Exit Acid’.

‘Who/Do You Do’ EP by Flashmob is out now on Flashmob Records | buy it here

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