NEMEA | BARE (PART 1) – FREE DOWNLOAD

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We have a beautiful track to give away as today’s Freebie Friday. ‘Bare’ radiates warm, delicate house sounds and comes from a talented underground producer that goes by the name of Nemea.

The release is part of a four track download series a new track will be uploaded every month.  Follow the download link to get the track for free and show your support.  More free music goodness coming soon…

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JONAS WOEHL | STOCKHOLM (LENIENT TALES)

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This release has already been out for a few months but I regret missing the opportunity to give it a write up. The whole Christmas period just got out of hand – too much festive cheer and it managed to slip to the bottom of my inbox. Anyway, excuses aside, what my revisit to this track should tell you is that it is one hefty release not be missed.

‘Stockholm’ is the second track of JONAS WHOEL’s ‘White Sheets’ album and released as as 2 piece EP with an remix from Atlantik.  It’s a dark and driving techno track laced with hats, claps and subtle bass elements which become more frequent after a gentle drop.  Atlantik has upped the tempo and developed the track into a melodic cut with pulsating electronic synths and bouncing chords.  It has something of a Jon Hopkins ‘Open Eye Signal’ feel to it.  A cracking release.

Stockholm EP is out now released on LENIENT TALES.

LONDON WAREHOUSE EVENTS X TECHNO KITTENS | TICKET COMPETITION!

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We’ve teamed up with our buddies over at LWE to give you a chance of winning a pair of tickets to THREE of their forthcoming events. Not one. Not two. But three. Aren’t we nice?

The tickets up for grabs are to the following events:
28th February – Mixed Series | FCL, Kidnap Kid, Zoo Look
6th March – LEAF Club | Tale of Us, Sasha, Pan-Pot, Anja Schneider (and more)
28th March – Mixed Series | XXY, Trus’me, Pional

The events include two from LWE’s Mixed Series – a showcase of artists that represent the evolving and eclectic sound of house music with an event on the last weekends of February and March. And, one making up part of the London Electronic Arts Festival (LEAF) at London’s Tobacco Dock, where LWE are throwing a huge 3-arena day party with one badass techno line up.

We’re super excited to be able to offer you a chance to win tickets to these events. This week the tickets up for grabs are for the Mixed Series with FCL, Kidnap Kid and Zoo Look. To be in with a chance of winning you just need to head over to our FACEBOOK PAGE, give us a like (if you haven’t already), and leave a comment on the LWE competition photo tagging the mate you would take. Simples.

We’ll announce the winner from random on Friday 27th February at noon and the winner will two free guestlist spots! Nice.

Good luck x

If you’re not feeling lucky and you would much rather get your tickets now then follow the links above to the event pages! Next week we will open up the competition to the LEAF Club party…! Watch this space.

ARTHUR OSKAN | LOVEBUG (CITY FOX)

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This track is stunning – oozing with warm melodic goodness it gives you a right big euphoric hug.  The latest release from ARTHUR OSKAN on CITY FOX is 2-piece EP but this track with its delicate melodic elements and thumping bass line is my favourite and will pick you right up.  It’s just a shame this clip isn’t long enough!

(you can grab the full release on Beatport though)

TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY 17.02.2015

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Listening to this playlist will give you big guns. Fact. There’s loads of good stuff in here so flex your musical pecs and press that play button…

1. Pirupa | Raw Deal (original mix) – energetic techno with a sublime groove and some ace percussion
2. Ramiro Lopez & Arjun Vagale | Prism (The Junkies Remix) – deep, melodic and thoroughly pounding
3. Dayne S & MANTU | Hanging Tree Remix – big lovely warm vibes
4. Jägerverb | Pomme – slightly wonky euphoric electronica
5. Disciples | They Don’t Know (Sirus Hood Remix) – big badass boppin’ bass
6. Niels Binias | Enabler – a nice bit of moody dubstep
7. Itoa | French Cola – tidy broken-beat jungle (check out the whole EP)
8. Plata | Kru – sugary sweet samples and a great use of rave horn
9. I N V O K E R | What We Have (You Can’t Take) – more 90s samples. working it
10. Disciples | They Don’t Know (Alexis Raphael Remix) – vocals you just wanna strut to
11. Hello Machines & Jeni | By Your Lover – poptastic house that will put a smile on your face
12. David August | Her Myth – totally dreamy FREE DL from Mr August – fully lush!

RED BULL MIXTAPE VOL 2 | B. TRAITS

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It’s not every day that you get to party in the same studio where Disclosure, Jessie Ware and Julio Bashmore all recorded their debut albums (Julio’s is forthcoming this year). But that’s exactly what us and a load of other people got to do just last week to celebrate the release of B. Trait’s RED BULL STUDIOS mixtape.

Two years on from Volume I (Toddla T), BBC Radio 1 DJ B. TRAITS scoured the country and commissioned nine underground artists to each create a brand new track which she then mashed together for mixtape volume II (full track listing below).

The track listing is as eclectic as you can get, covering electro-pop, techno, grime, post-dubstep, reggae and house. The 9 artists, which include Drew X Hill (behind this top tune) and Lewis Boardman, played to a packed out party in the Red Bull Studios which served as a pre-party to XOYO where the party continued and also where B. Traits will start her her residency series in April.

If you fancy a listen of the mixtape then head over to the Red Bull Studios web site where you can DOWNLOAD it for free and keep for ever and ever. Enjoy!

=^..^= Tracklisting =^..^=
Hodge – Click Bait
DrewXHill – Blue Steel
Lewis Boardman – Psycho
Palace – Eden ft. Tabanca
Inkke – Mmm Yeah ft. Novelist
The Attic Project – Wide Asleep
Anushka – Waterlillies
Fatlion Hi Fi – Pay Your Way
Thology – Dawn

 

 

CLUBBING FORECAST

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The underground electronic music scene in the UK is on fire a the moment. Each weekend we’re totally spoilt for choice for events and flicking through our calendar looking at all the things we’ve got coming up over the next few months makes us do a small excitement wee. Here’s a run down of some of the things we’ll be going to. Get yourself a ticket, come along and dance the night/day away with us…

Convergence 2015 // 12 – 21 March // London

Convergence was a big musical highlight for us last year so we stoked to see the programme of events looking just as exciting this year. The music + art + technology festival takes place in venues around London including Royal Festival Hall and Kachette on Old Street. Expect live performances, new music, spontaneity, collaboration and one-off experimentation. We’re especially excited for the opening party (12 March) featuring Clark, Vessels (live), Rival Consoles (live), Luke Abbott and the Boom Room Launch Event (16 March) featuring Andrew Weatherall, Eat Lights Become Lights, White Noise Sound, Saycet, Mental Overdrive, Clara B& Ben Osborne. There is so much to get stuck into and definitely a bit of something for everyone. Check out the Convergence website for the awesome schedule and to book up some tickets before they go:

http://www.convergence-london.com/

Hotflush presents…Reflexion at Steel Works // 28 March // London

Scuba’s label Hotflush returns to London for the first time in over a year to present REFLEXION, a new concept putting members of the core roster alongside artists who reflect the deep, forward-thinking philosophy of the label. The head honcho is joined by the excellent Dense & Pika, Function (one part of Sandwell District) and Jack Haighton (Hotflush label manager and Berlin DJ stalwart). ‘Claustrophobia’ Scuba’s freshly announced fourth album is due out 23 March so expect to hear tunes from the release including the banger below.

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Love Saves the Day // 23 – 24 May // Bristol

Bristol’s biggest annual party is back with a strong eclectic line-up. The Saturday is headlined by Jessie Ware along with loads of great house artists including Bodhi, George Fitzgerald, Gorgon City, Julio Bashmore, Leon Vynehall and Kidnap Kid. The Sunday is headlined by Azealia Banks and hosts a great selection of artists from grime to garage to techno; EZ, Four Tet, Daniel Avery, Wiley and Floating Points to name a few. This is one fun-packed festival guaranteed to be full of happy vibes!                               

full line-up and tickets

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Gottwood // 11 – 14 June // Gottwood Forest, Llanfaethlu, Wales

We’re super excited for our first taste of the wholly independent, electronic music based festival which is now entering into its sixth year. Set in a mystical fairytale-like woods the line-up so far is shaping up nicely. It includes, Craig Richards b2b Ben UFO, Move D, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Midland and our talented friend Aiden Doherty. It’s going to be a real treat. Tickets are on the final release, get yourself one before they sell out…

more info and tickets

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OVAL SPACE 2015-02-14

 

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We’re going to be spending Valentine’s Day with our true love…electronic music of course! We’re heading down to the nifty OVAL SPACE in Bethnal Green for part deux of the clubs new event series ‘Ovation’, a series focused on live music. The night sees Dystopian label/party collective founder RøDHåD top the line-up with Panorama Bar resident RADIO SLAVE; also spinning will be DJ DEEP and RNDM. Boundary pushing trio FJAAK complete the line up with their hardware only live set which will span classic techno, power house bangers and breakbeat.

The club itself has had an overhaul for 2015 which sees new seating/relaxation areas, an amphitheatre layout, a wider choice of drinks at the bar and permanent late night food and coffee options. The lighting has been fully re-designed and sound has been enhanced; even the toilets are getting an upgrade. We’re excited to check out the new features and you can find out what we thought later this month as part of the Lomax Radio show and write up.

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Get in the mood for the night with this nicely compiled playlist.

SPACE JUMP SALUTE | KITTENCAST 15.01

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It’s a TTK first as we invite one of our favourite underground house producers back for another Kittencast and the first mix of 2015.  Space Jump Salute last took to the decks for us in 2013 with Kittencast 0813 which proved to be one of the most popular mixes of the series and now he’s back with one more.   We caught up with the Birmingham boy to find out what he’s been up to…

Hey SJS, it’s been over 18 months since you last did a mix for us – what’s happened since then?

A lot has happened in the past 18 months. Ive had a number of releases and done remix work for the likes of Mike Mago and DCUP as well as working on a bucket load of new music that I am very excited about.

Rumours are that you have a forthcoming release on the massive Black Butter Records label – tell us more!! Any details on any other tracks in the pipeline?

Yes I have an original track coming out with Black Butter through there next compilation and I can’t WAIT for you all to hear it! I also have a few tracks coming out on a number of amazing labels such as Mike Mago’s Bmkltsch Rcrds but thats all I can say at the moment. Very exciting stuff coming up!

This Kittencast is certainly a fun party mix with a bassy house vibe and includes some modern classics (including a Julio Bashmore favourite) – what made you dust off these tracks for the mix ?

Well I wanted to have a mix that included some new tracks Ive been playing out that are pushing the House scene in new directions but I just can’t get enough of some good old classic house tracks that always kick it up a notch.

You were busy last year playing in venues all over the country – what stood out as your favourite gig of 2014? And if you could pick to play any club or festival where would it be?

Yes I was traveling around quite a lot last year, played some amazing shows and performed for some amazing crowds. I would have to say my favourite one though would have to be Global Gathering, that atmosphere was just ecstatic and I was able to rub shoulders with some artists I have always looked up to.

I think I would love to perform at the Nest In London again, when that place is full the vibe is just crazy!

Are you planning on playing live much this year? Where can we catch you?

This year I will be mainly focusing on my DJing with some live shows dotted about. Ill be updating my tour dates soon so keep posted on my facebook page!

And finally if you were a techno kitten for the day what would you get up to?

I think I would have to just chill out and have my fur stroked to get over the crazy night of dancing to techno music all night long!

What are you waiting for? Give it a listen and show Space Jump Salute some social media love on facebook | soundcloud

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Act Yo Age & Chux – Body
Ben Pearce – What I Might Do (Karma Kid Remix)
Shadow Child – Steak Fingers (medium-rare)
AlunaGeorge – Your Drums, Your Love (Duke Dumont Remix)
Amtrac – Those Days / The Scheme
Julio Bashmore – Au Seve
Mediate – Everytime (Youan Remix)
Jessie Ware – Say You Love Me (Gorgon City Remix)
Dusky – Yoohoo
Karma Kid, Friend Within & Yasmin – Feeling (So Special)
UMEK, Mike Vale – All I Want (Dosem Remix)
Little by Little – Bang The Box
Marlon Hoffstadt, Dansson – Shake That (Shadow Child Remix)
Mike Mago – The Show
Real Connoisseur – Nobodys Fool
KRONO feat. VanJess – Redlight (Marlon Hoffstadt Remix)
Hercules & Love Affair – Do You Feel The Same? (Purple Disco Machine Remix)
Etienne De Crecy – You (Todd Edwards Remix)
Alex Adair – Make Me Feel Better (Klingande Remix)