Fans of dirty bass are rejoicing at the news that Justin Martin and Eats Everything have decided to team up for the first of many collaborative EP’s. Expect BIG TUNES from this pair. They tease us with a preview and it’s sounding gooood! Out next Monday.
Oh we just can’t wait for the Boy’s Own ‘Drop Acid Not Bombs’ post Valentine’s Day Dixon-love-in next week. Now there’s a great sentence. 500 capacity, intimate venue-check. Sold out so you know the crowd will be aficionados-check. Man of the moment Dixon alongside living legend Terry Farley– check. We haven’t been this excited about a party in a long time, all the ingredients are there, and for those not lucky enough to have secured a sought-after ticket Techno Kittens will of course be reporting back to you with a detailed review. It’s great to see Boys Own back again, and we’re looking forward to seeing what else they have planned for 2013.
Nice mix from Terry Farley below for We Are FSTVL in May – more deets here.
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The Techno Kittens have had a busy year of dancing and have seen so many brilliant acts at various festivals, clubs and beaches all over Europe. Here are our favourites of 2012 no particular order…
Dixon – We’ve been lucky enough to see Dixon three times this year and he totally hypnotised us on each occasion. We’ve already booked to see him in February!
Michael Mayer – we had a very magical night watching Mayer play all night long at Corsica Studios. 2012 also saw the release of ‘Mantasy’ which we loved!
Blond:ish – we saw the energetic pair play Corsica Studios in June and also got to meet them too. They were super lovely and played a superb party set that had the whole crowd dancing like crazy. We like their style a lot and are really excited for more in 2013.
Pan-Pot – we’ve seen the dashing duo three times this year and loved it every time. Guaranteed to get you moving with a set of pumping techno, these guys always seem to outdo themselves, and our expectations are always pretty high.
Move D – A beautiful set this summer at Lovebox as well as the stand out set at the Louche 5th birthday party secure David Moufang aka Move D’s place in our top 5- he’s never ever let us down!
George FitzGerald – we saw G-FitzG for the first time at Global Gathering in the summer. Not only has he got some great skills on the decks he’s produced some of our favourite tracks and remixes of the year too.
The underground tunnels in South London had been made up to look like a crypt and the crowd had made a good effort with their costumes creating a creepy exciting atmosphere. Our hot new find of the night was Nicole Moudaber who started off with some classic tracks progressing into something heavy and pounding, we liked her style a lot. Pan-Pot gave us a perfect party set with a haunted edge and had the crowd jumping around, shaking it hard and then…Beyer. Oh Adam Beyer- he’s called a techno legend for a reason. Pouding, heavy, relentless and seamlessly mixed. Techno heaven.
It was our first trip to I CAN STUDIOS in East London and boy what a treat. A lovely big white studio space with a balcony overlooking the dance floor of Room 1 and lots of nice nooks and crannies to go and hide in. The music, crowd and atmosphere were all superlative with Ame and Dixon completely hypnotising the crowd and the Kittens with their unique Innervisions sound (so much so we never even made it to Room 2 to check out Todd Terje and Prins Thomas!) On to the Stubnitz for the after party and our second visit to quite possibly the best party venue we’ve ever stepped in. Dolan Bergin opened proceedings here and played an incredible set punctuated by some ultimate Techno Kittens faves. Then after their short rest Dixon and Ame returned again rejuvenated and refreshed holding the crowd in the palm of their hands til they all said goodbye at midday. We overheard more than one person say ‘best night ever…’
As we’ve mentioned the Techno Kittens are splitting allegiances tonight with two of us off to the sold out Innervisions vs Permanent Vacation party to see Ame, Dixon, Todd Terje and Tensnake and the other one off to the Drumcode Fright Night to see Adam Beyer, Maetrik and Pan-Pot. With some of our very favourite djs playing we’re all going to be in for a good night. We’ve picked sets from both below to get you in the Saturday night party mood. Which party would you pick…..?
PS. We’re going to be making it to the Innervisions after party on the Stubnitz too. Check back next week for reviews and pictures.
This Saturday we are very very excited to be attending the Innervisions x Permanent Vacation night in East London which has a squealtastic line-up- Dixon, Ame, Tensnake, Todd Terje and Prins Thomas. The tickets have been sold out for a while now but check back next week for the low down.
More….disco kitten Prins Thomas releases his second LP next week and it’s currently available to stream on RA.
Even more….and here’s a little video of Dixon chatting about music and being a ledge.
Londons biggest and best loved nocturnal music venue turns 13 this weekend, officially entering into puberty with a house party to spank all others- a non-stop 30hr rave which starts at 11pm on Saturday and comes to a fuzzy end on Monday at 5am (officially…). It’s a dreamy looking line-up featuring Seth Troxler, Bicep, Sandwell District and Joris Voorn to name just a few.
We have spent oh many many a Saturday night dancing in one of its three legendary rooms and have seen oodles of our favourite acts play there from Dixon to Richie Hawtin to Magda. The superclub holds a big place in our hearts.
Fabric also releases some of the best mix albums around and our shelves are littered with the lovely tin cases (with a little help from the brilliant Fabric First). We’ve picked our top 5 fabric albums to date:
1 – Michael Mayer – Fabric 13
2 – John Tejada – Fabric 44
3 – Guy Gerber – Fabric 64
4 – Damian Lazarus – Fabric 54
5 – Tiefschwarz – Fabric 29
Happy Birthday Fabric! Here’s to many more years of amazing music.
(Anyone who can make the whole 30hrs gets a gold star!)
Get some fabric action with Matt Tolfreys promo mix from March.
We’re big fans of the Disclosure boys, and their ever growing popularity is well deserved for the talent they’ve been showing at such a young age. Hearing these boys on the radio makes you realise how far they’ve come. We’re keeping it underground though with this Dixon remix of their track Boiling, slowing it down and with a dark twist to the original. It’s more fun underground.
Electric Minds are throwing a birthday party tonight at Plastic People in Shoreditch to celebrate 7 years of hosting some of the best nights in London. Dolan Bergin and Paul Crognale are on the decks plus a very special guest to be announced later today…. Best of all it’s free and you can sign up here.
Electric Minds have more goodies lined up in the coming months than we can handle. There’s a Bleep.com party with Lucy, Pangaea and Objekt, Innervisions vs Permanent Vacation with Dixon, Ame, Tennsnake and Todd Terje and Non Plus x Workshop with Boddika, Joy Orbison and Skudge.
Our party of choice is the Innervisions vs Permanent Vacation night which has been in our diaries for a long time. That’s one hell of a special line-up! Buy ticket here before they sell out – which they very nearly have.
Here’s Dixon’s Boiler Room set from a few months back to whet your appetite.
Lovebox today kittens! As long as it stays dry we can dance ourselves warm and imagine we’re with our friends in Ibiza. We’re getting our festival gear on listening to Dixon who is probably top of our ‘to see’ list today. Dixon is one of the founders of label Innervisions (read our label showcase here) and all round master of the mix. Here’s a 30min video of Dixon playing at Boiler Room, watch him in action and get the podacst here.