CHAPTER 24’s Marcus and Sam’s taste in tunes is spot on. For this selection it’s like they read our minds and knew the tracks we’d been rinsing this month…in fact ‘Sam, Marcus, how have you done that? What else do you know…?’ Hmmm.
Petar Dundov – Before It All Ends [Music Man]
Marcus: My pick from Petar’s new album, ‘At The Turn Of Equilibrium’. Cosmic and organic, melancholic and euphoric in equal measure, with a killer groove and beautiful melodic flourishes. Dundov proves once again that he is the master.
Malbetrieb – Meun [Chapter 24]
Sam: We met Niels at ADE last year; he was playing at the SoHaSo showcase at a cool little bar in the centre of Amsterdam. He said he’d send us some demos when he got home that night and sure enough they arrived in our inbox just a few hours later. Meun was the first track we heard and it blew us away with its expressive white noise rhythm and dramatic sound design.
Mark Slee – Nocturne Belle (Tim Green Remix) [Manjumasi]
Marcus: Taken from the first release on Atish and Mark Slee’s Manjumasi imprint, Tim Green turns the title track into a trippy, groovy melodic number with dark stabs and soaring pads.
Nandu – Glömde feat. Tyra (Love Over Entropy Remix) [OFF Recordings]
Sam: Love Over Entropy has been ruling things since his debut appearance on Something Happening Somewhere last year, which included a Dixon retouch of his track Tonii. This is another beauty from LOE, on remix duties for Copenhagen artist Nandu.
Gundelach – Fjernsynet (Fur Coat Remix) [Cosmos Music]
Alex Niggemann – Siyawa [Last Night On Earth]
Sam: Last Night On Earth continue to fly the flag for melodic house and techno in the UK, and they’ve drafted in one of the biggest in the game here, Alex Niggemann. Siyawa offers some epic, peak time shenanigans. This sounds really great on big soundsystems.
Timujin – Bitter Earth (Remix) [Free Download]
Marcus: A Burning Man regular and one of the key players behind the White Ocean camp, we’ve been following Timujin’s excellent monthly mixes for a while now. You can just imagine that this remix, sampled from a beautiful original song called ‘On the Nature of Daylight’ by Max Richter, would be a perfect close to a sunrise set on the playa. Even better, it’s a free download on his Soundcloud page!
PS. Chapter 24 and Electric Dodo are hosting a party this weekend at The Pickle Factory featuring Miss Melera’s first ever UK appearance | more info here
Today’s selection dances from jazz to melodic and progressive to soul, there’s a killer remix and other-worldly electronica. There are a few big techno tunes too of course, we wouldn’t leave you hanging. Delve in and discover.
- Seb Wildblood | Seal of Approval – whimsical, heavenly, jazz-laced loveliness
- Jamie Jones Feat. Hero Twins | Land Of The Giants – indie-vocals and twinkly beats
- Sekuoia | Someone’s Problem – get your bounce on
- Tim Green | Only Time Remains – great progressive builds
- Ricardo Villalobos | Easy Lee ( Dashdot & Do Santos Remake ) – a new take on an old classic
- Roland Black | VOID – frantic and frenzied
- GNTN & Luca Secco | Solar– swallows you up
- Oyinda | Flatline – heart and soul
- RYD | Simple Place To Be – ethereal and gentle
- Leo Abrahams | Steal Time (Brian Eno & Leo Abrahams Remix) – magical
Fabric mixes make up a decent corner of my music collection. The sign of a really good one is when you can stick it on five or ten years later and it still sounds exciting, inventive and importantly makes you want to move. I have a feeling ALAN FITZPATRICK’S fabric 87 is going to fall into that category. The 23-track selection is predominantly the type of chunky techno you’d hear from Alan in fabric’s room 2. Energetic, full of groove and expertly crafted to get the crowd in a frenzy. Recorded in one take the 76-minute musical experience contains lots of stuff you won’t have heard anywhere else before…
“I really wanted to deliver a mix that had a timeless quality about it and that contained tracks that people were not very familiar with already. Crucial to achieving this was the special edits that feature in the mix, as well as the exclusive and unreleased material that I was able to include which I hope everyone enjoys listening to.” – Alan Fitzpatrick
What I love most is the way you can be thrusting your hips about to this mix then a deliciously emotive melody will weave in and you’ll be floating and swaying about. Alan certainly delivers a techno mix that will please the beard strokers and the fist pumpers alike. A worthy addition to the fabric hall of fame.
We’re back with another installment of Seven Stories from the guys at CHAPTER 24 RECORDS. You know the drill by now – Sam & Marcus pick out their top tunes of the month to share with you. As always, there are some real beauties in there. These guys never cease to impress with their exquisite taste; we know you’re going to love this months installment. Enjoy!
Solee – Ten [Parquet]
Sam: An absolutely huge tech track to kick things off this month. Truly epic and befitting of the ten year celebration of Parquet as a label from their boss Solee. Here’s to another ten.
Trikk – Proto Rhyt (Black Version) [Lossless]
Marcus: I first heard Âme play this massive banger at their all night long session at Oval Space in February and have been eagerly awaiting its release since then. Out on vinyl and digital early next month on the Berlin-based Lossless.
DJ Tennis – Divisions (Roman Flugel Remix) [Life And Death]
Sam: DJ Tennis is a hero of mine and Roman Flugel gets things just right on this one. Slow, synth heavy electronica with that trademark Tennis vocal, reminiscent of classic Depeche Mode.
Anton Dhouran – A Kind Of Light [Chapter 24]
Marcus: Anton is a young French producer based in Paris. His big break was with a release on Diynamic and we have been delighted to work with him since. He’s planning an album with us in the new year and this track, out on our recent Overcoming The Monster compilation, is a taste of what to expect.
Marc Romboy – Counting Comets (Ruede Hagelstein Remix) [Bedrock]
Sam: This track nearly knocked me for six when I first heard it. Drifty, cosmic, epic – it’s a perfect late night/sunrise piece of music. Patrice Bäumel dropped it as part of his recent standout set for our friends We Concur at The Steelyard. Great to hear these melodic vibes played to a big crowd.
Ryan Davis – Brun (Luca Bacchetti Endless Remix) [Anjunadeep]
Marcus: Another fantastic outing for us recently in London was All Day I Dream and it was nice to have the team back together with label co-founder Paul Nolan flying in from LA. Gorje Hewek and Izhevski included this unreleased Luca Bacchetti remix of Ryan Davis in their promo mix for the event – a dreamy downtempo beaut which really captures the special vibe of the day.
Pax – Reign (KatrinKa Remix) [Dialtone]
Sam: KatrinKa was almost the first artist we ever signed to Chapter 24, and we have worked together and become close friends ever since. Her productions are invariably great. Here she combines a big bass groove with some dark stabs and an emotional breakdown for a dancefloor bomb.
Chapter 24’s next release is coming very soon from Malbetrieb – his debut EP on the imprint. You can listen to it here on Soundcloud – it’s a corker of a release. Also, if you want some more Chapter 24 in your life, their next event in association with Electric Dodo is taking place 4th June at The Pickle Factory with Miss Melera, Sam Pauli, Mas Black, Alexi Merlo and Girish. Tickets here.
Ever wondered what it’s like to be the Deputy Editor at one of the best dance music mags on the planet? For the third installment of our ‘The People Behind the Scene’ feature we chat with Erin Sharoni and find out all about her awesome working life…it’s a good ‘un!! Read on…
What is the role of a Deputy Editor?
Write. Edit. Rinse. Repeat. More specifically: I report to the Editor, Sarah Polonsky — one of my favorite people on the planet. We vet pitches, listen to and look for great music and stories, assign features, write plenty ourselves, edit content, and put together a damn fine magazine every single month. Ta-da!
Tell us about your typical day?
Wake up. Hit snooze three times and curse poor bedtime choices. Roll over. Look at phone. Find 103473562462 emails because everyone east of the Atlantic has been awake for 5-8 hours longer than you have. Shower. Walk dog. Eye emails warily again. Make coffee. Drink 3 cups. Continue to curse poor bedtime choices. Stop cursing when you open a promo from some unknown Berliner that delights your senses. Realize that in addition to a full-time day job, you have three features to write, two Skype artist interviews waiting, and an entire magazine to sub-edit. In 72 hours. Anxiously consume more coffee. Send 500 emails. Curse Apple’s shit autocorrect. Replay the Berliner’s techno promo and shuffle in desk chair. Disregard dog’s skeptical glance. Repeat.
How did you get your job?
Well, that’s quite a story. But here’s the shortest version: In a time not so long ago not so far away, I was a sports television presenter. My obsession with Arsenal FC is only surpassed by my obsession with the New York Rangers. Through this team allegiance, I met a number of like-minded New Yorkers who also worked in media, one of whom is a man called Chaim Haas. Chaim’s cousin, Andrew Rauner, is the Photo Director for DJ Mag USA. Chaim heard through Andrew that the editor of the magazine was looking for a new writer, and he knew that in addition to TV presenting, I wielded the mighty pen. He also knew of my lifelong love affair with dance music and the fact that I was a DJ. Cha-ching.
So, Chaim introduced me to one of the universe’s most dazzling life forms – Sarah Polonsky, editor of DJ Mag USA. I sent Sarah a few writing samples, along with what was probably some sarcastic, late-night appraisal of the state of our world, and quickly realized she was a long lost sister. Not literally. But we do share the same middle name.
Anyway, enter another character: Justin Kleinfeld, PR man for Tiësto, NERVO, Oakenfold, Digweed, Loco Dice and others. Justin is also a diehard NY Rangers fan and I knew him through that. His clients, the NERVO twins, were slated to be on the cover of DJ Mag USA and the story needed a writer. Justin suggested me. Sarah, bless her foresight, agreed. And thus, my very first assignment was born — a cover story for NERVO. No pressure.
You don’t need details to figure out the rest: everyone read happily ever after and a few issues worth of writing later, I accepted one of the most awesome positions I’ve ever held. Fuck a glass slipper. Take techno and a pen.
What’s the best part of your job?
The music! The story! The people! Okay, let’s break it down.
The Music: Much as we might moan over email inboxes that look like nuclear explosions, most of that mess is because we’re fortunate enough to be bombarded with piles of unreleased music in which there are absolute gems to be discovered. Including gems from genres I’d never think I would enjoy. Plus, getting to call late-night raving “work” isn’t too bad.
The Story: I’ve always been a storyteller. As a visual artist; as a writer; as an actor; as a musician. The best art tells a story in a way that makes people feel something. In a way that moves them enough to want more. That’s a challenge and it’s also a wonderful journey.
The People: Getting to connect with so many incredible souls from across the world — artists, managers, publicists, agents, A&R, promoters, other writers — is priceless. Nothing can describe my deep appreciation for that. And I’m a word-woman, so that’s saying something.
And the worst…?
Deadline deadline deadline deadline deadline [breathes], deadline deadline deadline.
What has been the highlight of your career to date?
That’s nearly impossible to answer and now you’re going to make me abandon my normal sarcasm and get soft. Fine. I’d say this job itself has been a highlight of my lifelong journey through music.
Music has been a part of my life since I was a toddler surrounded by shelves of vinyl in our living room. All of my fondest memories revolve around music – jazz clubs with my dad growing up in NYC, concerts with my mom, Middle Eastern songs with my grandparents; playing clarinet and later in college, singing opera; DJing and dancing my way through the late ‘90s at warehouse raves when they were ACTUALLY in warehouses and we wore horrible pants.
Dance music is everything to me. To be in a position to share the best of it with the world is a gift. I’m so appreciative.
Any tips for aspiring editors/writers?
See my answer to “Qualifications”. But honestly, the only tip that really matters is this: You have to be in love with what you’re doing. Like relationships, there are moments of discontent but if it’s real love, you can always come back to the core of what makes you care about it in the first place. That holds true for any endeavor in life. Don’t love it? Don’t do it.
Be a damn fine writer. Be passionate. Be critical. Be willing to “kill your babies” (thank Stephen King’s On Writing for that one). Know the music, know the scene. Keep an open mind, always. Even when it’s commercial. And don’t confuse “your” for “you’re” or “then” for “than” or succumb to the ultimate sin, “would of” for “would’ve.”
Oh dear. Word count is at 1,009. I’ve written too much, haven’t I? SO MUCH FOR EDITING.
– We enjoyed reading every 1,009 of them! Thanks so much Erin.
Check out Erin being a babe and schmoozing with the stars below (from top to bottom):
with Carl Cox & DJ Mag USA Editor Sarah Polonsky at EDC Vegas
being a dancing queen
arrival at the Berlin airport to play my first gig in Germany
with Danny Daze at Ushuaïa Ibiza
with Mark Knight in Miami
with NERVO at SLS Las Vegas
with MJC in Miami
with David Beckham because let’s face it, this is the highlight of my decade
A right nice beefy playlist to make you sway, groove and pump. Hit play and feel good immediately.
- Lil Silva | Lines (George FitzGerald Remix) – guaranteed feel good
- CamelPhat | Chloe’s Theme – big, warm and ready for you
- SevenDoors | Balaena – builds and builds and keeps you wanting more
- GoldFFinch | Shape – saucy melody
- Nato Medrado | Lost In Never Land – fly into space. bye.
- Roman Flügel | 9 Years (DJ Koze Remix) – trademark ooziness from Koze
- GoldFFinch | Poliferation – anticipation (in a good way)
- GAIST | Trigger – groove to this
- Marco Faraone | Climax – Takes you higher
- Ramiro Lopez | Botannical – loads of welly
- Russell Small Ft DNO & Vincent M | Listen (Jon Rundell Remix ) – techno done smooth
- Peter Gibney | Turn To Plastic– step into the dark
- Alex Ferreira | Naturaleza (Ambassadeurs Remix) – sway to this
- Kidnap Kid | Moments Ft Leo Stannard (Finnebassen Remix) – what a pleasure
PATRICK TOPPING is on fire. His latest offering, a 3-track EP on Lee Foss’s label REPOPULATE MARS, contains three dancefloor biggies. Title track ‘Baddie’ is a riot! It’s energetic and sassy. Topping expertly layers effects, from exotic melodies to bird-like squawks, over a bassline bouncier than my booty while shaking it to this track. Throw in some subtle vocals and builds- there’s lots going on and it’s really working. A truly unique track.
‘Majestic’ is a right little teaser, flitting between a delicate twinkling melody and a crunchy bassline. Eight minutes of titillation; this is the kind of tune that will have the crowd swaying together in a sweating mass hanging on the DJs every move.
‘Captivate’ wraps up this tasty trio with rumbling sounds and ethereal vocals delivering a trippy warped vibe. Seriously on form Mr Topping!
‘Baddie EP’ by Patrick Topping is realised on 22 April on Repopulate Mars
We are really excited to bring you a deep and dark Kittencast from duo Gradual. Hailing from Warsaw and now based in Berlin, Michal and Lee make the sort of driving, energetic techno you’d hear within the pulsating walls of Berghain. You won’t be able to resist the odd fist pump whilst listening to this mix. Turn it up loud and enjoy whilst Michal and Lee talk us through their track selection…
1. Rituals – Dino Sabatini (Shaman´s Paths) – PROLOGUE 2012
This record takes influence from ethnic music, linking techno to its roots. Connecting us with ourselves and with ghosts, mixing the past, the present and the future in one – spiritual techno.
2. Oblivion – Boston 168 – ODD EVEN 2016
This track produced by Italian duo has a nice acid techno vibe with dark nostalgic trance-like moments. It’s a very soft track considering their other works. It’s a feeling of the dawn when the sky is getting pinkish-blue in colour – yeah a kind of romantic touch.
3. SCFLS-12 (Original Mix) – Spherical Coordinates – TOKEN 2013
It’s time for 3D massive and spacey techno made by the duo Oscar Mulero & Christian Wünsch. A big lead by tweaking synth and it’s like being in some computer game flying between the moving walls.
4. Ambiguity – Sciahri – BLACK OPAL 2016
Intriguing layers of beats and synths, a suspension of emotion. Totally fresh release taken from EP ‘Behind The Line’. It’s all about good minimal techno.
5. Politics of Dying -Sigha – Our Circula Sound 2011
Nice bass makes this track rhythmic and energetic. A great balance between noises, beats and the groove. A very bright energy and a pure and happy dance track.
6. Re Televised Heiko Laux -Missle 37 – 1998
It is old school techno but does not sound like that – still good in a mix. It has very modern juicy sound. You can hear very ingenious ideas in it; it’s fun to listen to and it reminds me my first techno parties at Tresor.
7. Control -Shifted – Mote-Evolver 2011
A balanced and perfectly done techno track by one of the most interesting techno producers from Berlin. A usage of textures of sound with a strong rhythmic bass, altogether make a slow and unstoppable force. The breath of a dub techno.
8. Wir leben für die Nachts – Dax J – MONNOM BLACK 009 -2016
This track is a kind of dance-floor killer. Strong and powerful Berghain style made by British Berlin based dj/producer. Simplicity is very effective here; it’s catchy and has this atmospheric moment when the lead takes over the space.
9. Transients – Truncate – 2012
LA producer Truncate give us a deep and minimal track. Good to fly freely. It will keep you alive on the dancefloor and lead you to the next track.
10. Permanent Condition – Adriana Lopez – SEMANTICA 2014
There are not so many female techno producers who make music like this. Adrianna makes strong rhythmic techno with a good vibe. Electric dark princess and tough woman – good work. Exercises in self-control.
11. Fixed Fraction (Original Mix) – Christian Wünsch – POLE GROUP 2014
The last track from his LP ‘Internal Conversion’. Spacey and dark. An amazing producer who gives us a masterclass in building a spectrum of sound, full of warm pulsars.
12. Cavity – Rrose – EAUX 2012
A strange but addictive acid track. A psychoactive experience for the end of the set. Occult-like energy; intensive and aslant things are going on inside. A bit dangerous.
STREAM. DOWNLOAD. ENJOY.
London based NEEDWANT have established themselves as a forward thinking label with some quality releases since their inception in 2009. They’re home to artists such as Kiwi, Maxxi Soundsystem, Ejeca and Ashworth (with his stunning debut album ‘Grain’ last year). Their latest release comes from Lithuanian artist FEW NOLDER, making his Needwant debut with his ‘One’ EP.
The title track ‘One’ kicks things off and brings with it a euphoric but melancholic sound with pulsating chords and sweeping bass; ‘Wisher’ is laced with metallic percussion, energetic kicks and one hell of a catchy bass line at its heart; ‘Seven’ is a hefty, club focused track with punchy melodic elements and a number of well placed breakdowns to create serious dance floor energy. There’s also a delicate remix of ‘One’ included from Karl Friedrich who brings a lighter, ethereal feel to the track whilst retaining the heart of the original.
Needwant have done it again with another wonderful debut release. We’ll be sure to keep our ears out for the next installment from Few Nolder.
Few Nolder – One EP is out now on Needwant (stream below)
For the second installment of our The People Behind the Scene feature we speak to DJ, Promoter and the brains behind WARM UP Aidan Doherty. Read on…
Tell us about your typical day?
Well, since the beginning of 2016 my day now starts with a cold glass of water with lemon juice and a green tea, then I have some eggs and porridge. I mention this because most of last year I would wake up feeling anxious and miserable and maybe eat some chocolate gateau or the remains of last nights take away (LOL). 2016 had to be a fresh start for me physically and mentally. Last year kind of killed me.
Anyway after my healthy breakfast I’m straight to the Mac to follow on from where I left off the night before – that’s usually music hunting. I always have at least 15 tabs open with pages from sites like Bandcamp, Beatport and Soundcloud. I never stop thinking about music and where I can find the best new and exciting stuff that no one else has discovered. Since January I have actually spent over £600 on music – no joke! Next up I hit the gym, and of course have all the new music I have picked up in the recent week blasting through my headphones. It takes me a long time to feel that I know the tracks well and I need to feel confidence in them before playing them out.
Gym done now it’s time to hit the emails; there are always many conversations on the go about future bookings and projects etc. To be honest I do hate all the admin side of things and I’m not the best at it; maybe one day I will have a PA who will do it for me ha!
Most days I try to listen to new mixes from DJs I may have my eye on. I spend a lot time on the hunt for new talents to join the Warm Up community, however I’m very fussy about who plays for us and need to feel 100% comfortable that they understand the music policy, so getting to that point takes time – time watching and listening before approaching them.
A lot of my days are also spent driving around London on the hunt for new locations for our WUITW parties. This takes up a lot of time, but it needs to be done if I want to find the perfect spot. I’m very happy with the locations we have used so far but trust me they don’t come easily.
Finally I like to spend a bit of time every day on the decks, going through tracks, mixing and trying out new things with the tracks and getting a feel for the music I have at the time. It works out well in our flat with the music thing because I have a curfew of 6pm to stop. All the house mates work 9-5 so I have all day to play.
How did you get your job ?
Well, I kind of have two jobs now – DJ & event organiser. The DJ job, over that past 12 months, has become more serious purely down to hard work. If you want to stand out and get more work and play more gigs you have to prove you are good and show people that you are 100% committed to it.
For example, making regular mixes and uploading sets. This is a core part of the job of being a DJ if you ask me. You need to show people you care about music, demonstrate that you are up to date with current releases and putting mixes together is a great way to do that. DJs who don’t do this and moan about not playing out really make me laugh; you don’t get given anything on a plate in this world.
Some of the mixes I put together took me weeks and weeks of stressful hard work, sometimes it would make my life miserable grinding and grinding over a mix so that it’s perfect, but I know you have to do all this if you want to be successful. Also when you do get that gig, you need to nail it! I think over the past year I’ve played some pretty special sets that have really helped push things forward in a big way.
My job as an event organiser happened purely because I wanted somewhere to play my music. I had been a “bedroom” DJ for a while and really wanted to play out. I had made a couple of mixes that I was happy with and really wanted to play the music out (only really my mates at this stage though). I knew there were not really any other nights out there in London representing solely melodic techno so I thought I would make my own party. I was a bouncer on a little bar in the west end called Match bar, I had basically blagged the manager to let me do a party there. The place closed at 11 so my idea was to call the party Warm Up in the fact that it was a warm up party for the late night party. We did the first event on the same night James Holden played at Corsica for his album launch nearly three years ago – 30 people came and it was bloody great and we then went on to see James play.
After that night I thought fuck it let’s see where this goes. I then spent one year doing very small parties with just me and some mates playing. They seemed to be really well received. Then just under two years ago I decided to make an actual booking, that was essentially the beginning of Warm Up being a more serious job for me. So it all happened very naturally and I think that’s why we have such a great community of followers.
What’s the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is having total freedom; no boss to answer to and the ability to make all my own decisions. This gives me so much scope to really tap into the creative workings of my mind. I have always been self-employed and could never have it any other way. It make me incredibly happy seeing all the lovely people dancing and enjoying what we do at Warm Up. That really does make me so happy.
And the worst…?
The worst part is the not knowing when you’re going to get paid. These events are becoming harder and harder to actually turn a profit at. It’s kind of depressing really considering all the hard work and money that goes in. On the outside from a customer’s perspective it all looks lovely wonderful and fluffy, when In actual fact, behind the scenes promoters are pulling their hair out. But we still put ourselves through it to bring you the finest parties in town, and for what…? It’s simple, it’s for the love of the music. I wouldn’t be doing it if I didn’t love it. I just wish more people would actually buy their pre-sale tickets on RA . It really does help us out!
All of what I’ve said here kind of relates to why I now run my side brand WUITW. I think with the state of the scene at the moment promoters might start looking to do more underground events. Anyway, I will say no more on that subject as it’s a bit naughty 😉
What has been the highlight of your career to date?
Well for me, being a massive risk junkie, one of the highlights was pulling off the 2nd of last summer’s forest parties with secret guest Ryan Davis. We hosted 1,000 people in a lovely spot in West London. The event ran from 10pm – 10am and not one single problem occurred. For me this was my finest achievement to date, but I must add I wouldn’t have been possible without my amazing partner Stefan and our team behind us. The atmosphere was just so beautiful, the crowd was lovely and most importantly the music was out of this word, everyone played such stunning sets that night.
Even more of a highlight for me was playing from 4am ’til close as the sun was rising. It was possibly one of the best sets I’ve ever played. The crowd got so involved and it really touched me emotionally. Playing deep romantic techno and electronica at 7am as the sun was shining through the trees of the forest was a truly heart-warming moment in my life that I will cherish and never forget. I felt we had really created something extra special that night, and I look forward to doing it all over again this summer!
Any tips for aspiring promoters?
I think it goes without saying – start small. Don’t think by making big headline bookings straight away that you’re going to be successful. Think small, build your solid following and community then expand. Be patient. Build a great social media community. Share music. Start a podcast series. Make people feel a part of something.
I think a lot of Warm Up’s success is down to the fact that we came from nothing and slowly built a community; it’s a long journey. Don’t compare your journey to others who are at a different stage.
Having passionate reliable resident DJs is very important. They are essentially the back bone of your brand; look after them, support them, share their work. I’m lucky in this situation that I’m the main resident for Warm Up but my two soldiers Jorge Martins and Gus Emmett know exactly what the brand is about and always nail their sets. So yeah, residents! Find good ones and look after them.
I also think try having unique branding is very important, adopt one look and don’t change it too much. Build a memorable visual identity so people remember you.
Lots and lots of networking – build relationships with other promoters. This is curtail! Supporting each other is very important – don’t forget that it’s a two-way relationship.
Try and do your research and find out when other promoters have events on so that you can avoid any clashes. This really dose help A LOT.
Good luck! It’s tough out there. Be prepared to lose money, be brave and TAKE RISKS!