STUDIO 338 X EDU IMBERNON | COMPETITION

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Win one of five t-shirts from Edu Imbernon with Studio 338’s ’12 Days of Christmas giveaway!

With the countdown to Christmas well underway, one of London’s most unique and exciting events spaces Studio 338, is treating fans to an assortment of prizes in their ‘12 Days of Christmas’ giveaway! Featuring artists across the festive season including T.Williams, Kris Wadsworth and Session Victim, this is Christmas-come-early for any clubbing fan.

We are giving readers a chance to get their hands on one of five t-shirts from Valencian songwriter, producer, remixer, DJ and label owner, EDU IMBERNON! The multi-talented Edu is known the world over for his feel-good take on electronic music with releases on the likes of Get Physical and DIYnamic. This Saturday he plays at Greenwich superclub Studio 338 for part two of their epic Christmas specials.

Studio 338 based on the Greenwich Peninsula houses Europe’s largest covered outdoor terrace arena, which has seen their hugely successful forest installation transform clubbing as we know it. Stretching across three rooms, the venue continues to play host to some of the biggest acts in contemporary electronic music complete with custom-built VOID soundsystem.

TO ENTER and be in with a chance of winning just head on over to our FACEBOOK PAGE, give us a like and comment on the post related to this competition. Simples.  The competition closes at midnight Saturday 13.12.14 and the  winner will be selected from random and announced via Facebook.

Edu Imbernon plays the Studio 338 Christmas Special on Saturday 13th December, 338 Boord St, Greenwich, SE10 0PF. For information and tickets visit the EVENT PAGE.  Good luck!

REIVER | HOORAY FOR YOU [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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More music from a new label we love CHAPTER 24. ‘Hooray For You’ is a driving, dark, melodic piece of house music that tells a tale of twisted identity, dashed hopes and new dreams. It’s by Chapter 24 artist Reiver (aka Noel Hunwick) and features original choral samples by the Southwark Cathedral choir, and, the artwork (by Simon Væth) features cat masks!

We’re hosting the track on our soundcloud this week as our Friday Freebie so grab it while it’s hot below…

INTRODUCING | CHAPTER 24

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CHAPTER 24 is a new melodic house and techno record label bringing you high quality music, art and verse with heart and soul above all else. We reckon they’ve got pretty smooth taste (like us) and we really like their style.

Gather Round…Soul Button, on Saturday 20th December, is the first in a series of club nights hosted by the label. As founder of the exciting Berlin-based label Steyoyoke, SOUL BUTTON has been responsible for a series of brilliant releases with a signature sound, finding increasing international acclaim due to the sheer quality of the music he is putting out, time after time. The night will be a chance for house music lovers to get together to hear talented label artists set the scene, building a platform for the headliner to spin us a tale. The first Gather Round is a return to the spiritual home of the London club scene, The Star of Kings, a great club venue equipped with a Funktion One sound system.

As it’s almost Christmas, Chapter 24 will be donating all their profits from ticket sales to the Single Homeless Project (SHP), a charity for homeless and vulnerable people in London. Spread the festive cheer! – tickets are a very reasonable £10 so grab one now here

Ahead of his headline appearance at Gather Round, Soul Button has put together a wonderful contribution to Chapter 24’s Telling Tales series of podcasts. This edition takes the listener on a journey from drama and torment, to suspense, settlement and newfound resolve. Soul Button invites us to step into his world and live the story with him, every step of the way.

 

TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY | 10.12.14

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Hello little list of new tracks. You are all yummy and we can’t wait to eat you up.

1. Caribou | Your Love Will Set You Free (c2’s Set U Free RMX) – techno don Carl Craig remixes our fave track from Caribou’s latest album
2. The Acid | Ghost (Maya Jane Coles Remix) – a delightfully deep and squelchy melody and a haunting, seductive rewerk
3. Benwaa | Vilt (Alternate Mix)[FREE DOWNLOAD] – tingly minimal tech made for 4am moments
4. Adam Beyer | The Nature Of Keys – Papa Beyer continues to smash the deep house groove he’s getting so good at
5. Bongo | Windy (Ostbahnhof Remix) [Free Download] – a subtle and stylish nod to old skool house
6. Howson’s Groove | Can’t Explain (Celsius Remix) – that underlying melody makes this track
7. Kokiri | Retrospect – love a little sing-a-long to this one
8. Tender Games | Lost (Ben Pearce Remix) – soul meets calypso meets UK house. Hiya.
9. Vök | Tension (Nuages Remix) – totally blissed out beats
10. Turtle | Lavender – classical and ethereal. Dreamy.

 

 

KRY WOLF | ORBIT (MADTECH RECORDS)

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Duo KRY WOLF serve up some lip-smackingly good house music. As you’d expect from a MADTECH RECORDS release it’s got a warm, rich sound that nods to classic house with a little extra oomph. A deep melody, warbling vocals and horn-like percussion make title track ‘Orbit’ a dancefloor belter. ‘Church Road Shuffle’ follows up with a dirty-ass vibe and enough stylish shuffle to get your feet moving. The SOUTH ROYSTON remix of ‘Orbit’ strips things back yet beefs up the builds. A tidy release.

out now | buy here

GREEN INK | NEBUCHADNEZZAR II

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Green Ink is a young German Producer who has caught out eye/ear with his latest offering ‘Nebuchadnezzar II’. It’s a progressive track with a real sense of journey. Spiralling chords drive the track forward and subtle percussion gives it a nice shuffle. Tidy work.

ps. we had to google ‘Nebuchadnezzar II’ caus it’s such a cool word. He was a king in Ancient Greece. Fact of the day!

follow GREEN INK on soundcloud

BENWAA | VILT (ALTERNATIVE MIX) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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Our latest free track comes from the lovely folk at GIBBON RECORDS.  Vilt (Alternative Mix) from BENWAA is quite simply techno, there’s no other word for it – it’s dark, menacing and down right dirty.  We’re hosting on our soundcloud as a free download so have a listen below and get it on the DL.  While you’re at it go give the Gibbon guys some FACEBOOK <3

 ‘Vilt’ (Original Mix) is released on Gibbon Records on 23 January exclusive on Beatport.

 

KILLAWATT | KITTENCAST 1114 (& INTERVIEW)

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November’s kittencast is an exclusive mix from KILLAWATT. The DJ and producer is signed to stylish techno label DERELICHT. It’s a super special mix with lots of new material and lots of personality. Have a listen for yourself and see what Killawatt’s got to say about it below…

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Hi Killawatt, thank you for doing our latest Kittencast. We love it. There are quite a few exclusives in there; can you tell us a bit abut the mix?

It’s basically just a picture of where i’m at musically right now. It ranges from soundscapes / field recordings all the way through to straight techno bangers. I’m not really one for pure, relentless dancefloor function. There’s also some new stuff from myself and a couple of other producers I work closely with. 

How would you describe your sound in three words?

Gritty, full, percussive.

What have been your highlights of 2014?

Finishing my album!!! Took nearly 18 months of pulling my hair out but to actually have a finished album all done and dusted is a major relief and achievement for me. Getting a kitten was also a major highlight.

And, what does 2015 hold for Killawatt?

Well there’s the album early next year which has my full focus right now, then you’ll probably see a couple more releases under Killawatt and a couple more in various different guises. Hopefully have 1 or 2 A/V shows on the go also…

What’s it like being part of Derelicht?

Productive. It was the kick up the arse I needed to actually get things happening. I’m very laid back and Derelicht is the other end of the spectrum in terms of making things happen, so in all it’s been a pretty productive and positive relationship thus far! No doubt you’ll see some fruits of our collaborative labour next year.

How will you be spending your NYE this year?

God knows. That’s far too far in the future.

And finally, the one we ask everyone, what would you do as a techno kitten for the day?

Probably do exactly what my kitten does all day. Demand copius amounts of attention, eat, sleep, eat, squeak at birds through the window and run around like a maniac. Life is so much simpler as a kitten…

MEDIATE | EVERYTIME (LOVE & OTHER)

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MEDIATE are a young Manchester-based production duo consisting of vocalist Suzy Alexander and producer Ant Hickman. They have recently dropped their latest single ‘Everyime’ on LOVE & OTHER which follows on from their deubt EP’ Harder’ which was released on JET JAM earlier this year.

You may have seen the duo on the bill for venues such as Ibiza Rocks, Unkown festival in Croatia and just earlier this month at The Warehouse Project in Manchester. Their production is vocal focussed, feel good house with a warm garage vibe – something we’re certainly enjoying here at TTK! We caught up with the pair to find out more about Mediate…

Hey Mediate, you’ve released your latest single ‘Everytime’ on Love & Other which has already had huge support from the likes of Rob Da Bank, B. Traits and Reset Safari, congratulations!    Can you tell us what you’ve got lined up next or is it all hush hush?

We’ve got a release or two in the pipeline as well as some gigs. Other than that we’re just in the studio working on new material, remixes and putting together a live show.

You played Gorgon City’s Warehouse Project earlier this month with Kidnap Kid, Redlight and Bondax.  You guys hail from Manchester too so it must have been a huge honour to be playing at the famous Store Street venue?!

Playing at Warehouse Project was a dream come true. Coming from Manchester it’s the venue that everyone wants to perform at and it is always amazing to be in front of a home crowd. The lineup was pretty amazing! We’re very grateful to the Gorgon City boys for having us down and are looking forward to supporting them again in Leeds on 29th November at Canal Mills.

Surely you’ve been to your fair share of WHP parties over the years?

Yes! We know that they were great, from what we can remember anyway… When we heard it was moving back to Store Street this year  we were over the moon!

So where did you guys meet and how did you decide to make music together? How does the production process go – is it always a smooth one?

We grew up together, our parents live two doors down from each other! The music thing came when we were about 14/15 when we performed Drops of Jupiter by Train at a school assembly. Mediate grew from the branches of a previous project that we were involved in. Our sound represents and reflects our full range of musical tastes. As for production process, it’s very collaborative. We piece vocals and beats together and we have a very honest relationship.

You must spend a lot of time together in the studio and behind the decks – do either of you have any funny or annoying habits?

Mutually we sometimes get delirious in the studio sometimes and start talking like we’re MC’s…  Bound for the bound bound, for the reload….

And the question we ask everybody – if you were a techno kitten for the day what would you get up to?

We would love to roll around in some cat nip for the day…

You can catch Mediate playing alongside Gorgon City on 29th November at Canal Mills (Sold Out)
‘Everytime’ is out now on Love & Other |
buy it here

FIELD DAY 2015 | FIRST WAVE ACTS ANNOUNCED

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Festival season may feel like a distant memory and summer is well and truly over but that doesn’t stop us from looking forward to 2015, especially when the lovely folk at FIELD DAY have gone and brightened up our day with the announcement of the first wave of acts to headline next year’s festival. Just take a look at this lot all making an appearance on Saturday 6th June:

Caribou/ Ben Klock b2b Marcel Dettman/ Chet Faker/ Clark – (LIVE)/ Daniel Avery b2b Andrew Weatherall/ Django Django/ Ghost Culture/ Hailu Mergia with Tony Buck & Mike Majkowski/ Jagaara/ Kindness/ Madlib/ Nina Kraviz/ Owen Pallett/ SOPHIE/ Tei Shi/ Ten Walls (LIVE)…  plus many more to announce soon!

And that’s just the first wave, we’ll just have to see what else can top a Caribou headliner or some of those insane b2b sessions?! Oh my Field Day, you do spoil us.

Keep locked into the blog for more news and updates on the line up as they are announced! If you’re sold already then go grab your tickets HERE while they’re cheap as chips (first release are £49.50 + BF).