Wednesday, April 27, 2011

DJ Download - interview and chart with In Flagranti

In Flagranti review on clubbing spain

Strummerville Spring Sessions in Photos

Ohdearyme coverage of Strummerville Spring Sessions

Marc Romboy on Pete Tong for 15 Minutes of Fame

Dazed Digital interview with In Flagranti

DETROIT Movement Electronic Music Festival - Carl Craig headlines as 69 Live

Festival info below.. ... carl craig will be performing Live as 69 for the first time ever!

VIP Passes Now Available for $150, Early Bird Weekend Passes Available for $50 through March

DETROIT Movement Electronic Music Festival organizers today announce their three headliners for the vitaminwater main stage—Fatboy Slim, Carl Craig performing live as 69, and Felix Da Housecat. Paxahau also announced names of 26 more acts they have scheduled to perform May 28th, 29th, and 30th in Detroit’s Hart Plaza.

Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook) is one of the World’s most legendary and prolific DJs and producers. His international success was built on hits such as “Everybody Needs a 303,” Praise You,” “Weapon of Choice” and the accompanying videos. (Weapon of Choice featuring Christopher Walken and MTV's No.1 video of all time for Praise You which was directed by Spike Jonze)

At Movement he will be returning to America for the first time with the latest version of his Big Beach Boutique production.

"It is a great honour for me to play at the birthplace of the music I have loved all my life,” Norman said. “Of course I have completely bastardised techno for my own ends over the years so I return respectfully with the Brighton, England take on the music that inspired us all."

His performance at Movement on Monday, May 30 will be the first time he has performed at the Detroit festival.

During Movement on Sunday, May 29 Carl Craig as 69 will help festival-goers travel back to a time in his career when the inventive producer’s performances were filled with an extremely raw analog sound that one Beatport reporter described as “astonishing.”

His performance at Movement will be the first time Craig has performed as 69 anywhere.

Two-time Grammy Award Nominee Felix Da Housecat will bring his electro sound to the Movement crowd on Saturday, May 28 when he headlines the main stage. Credited as the innovator of the current electro sound; the Chicago-bred artist brought electro to the masses with his groundbreaking album ‘Kittenz & Thee Glitz’ which included the UK top 40 pop chart crossover his ‘Silver Screen (Shower Scene)’.

The entire list of 29 acts announced today is as follows:

• 69 (Carl Craig) – live
• Al Ester
• Beardyman – live
• Ben Klock
• Claude Young
• DJ Harvey
• Dr. Atmo
• DTM 5x5 (DJ Seoul, T.Linder, Neil V, Darkcube, DJ Psycho)
• Dubfire
• Elliot Lipp – live
• Fatboy Slim
• Felix Da Housecat
• Franki Juncaj aka DJ 3000
• Gaslamp Killer
• Guti - live
• Hudson Mohawke – live
• James Zabiela
• Kero – live
• Livio & Roby
• Loco Dice
• Martin Buttrich – live
• Matt Clarke
• Metro Area
• Mike Servito
• Pulshar - live
• Ramadanman
• Ryan Elliott
• Steve Rachmad
• Traversable Wormhole aka Adam X - live

Festival organizers say more acts will be announced in the coming weeks. Last month Paxahau announced the names of 20 acts, they were: Ana Sia, Art Department, Bruce Bailey, Cio D'or, Dam-Funk & Master Blazter – live, DJ T-1000, Echospace – live, Goldie, Green Velvet – live, Kerri Chandler, Marcel Dettman, Mimosa, Reference, Scuba, Shlomi Aber, Skrillex – live, Soul Clap, Sven Väth, Tini, and Visionquest – live/dj

VIP Passes and Early Bird Weekend Passes Available Now
VIP passes to Movement are now available for just $150. With these passes festival-goers receive access to the following:
• Private check-in area to receive your credentials
• Access to large area above and behind the main stage
• Private bar - 6 complimentary drink tickets
• Discounted drinks available at the VIP bar
• Deluxe private executive bathroom trailers
• Voucher good for 1 Official Movement T-shirt ( While Supplies Last )

A limited number of early bird weekend passes are now also available for only $50 through the end of March. To purchase VIP passes or three-day weekend passes visit the online ticket store at

About the Electronic Music Festival in Detroit
Paxahau’s Electronic Music Festival, Movement, is an internationally recognized music marathon that delivers three days and three nights of non-stop performances from more than 100 artists across five stages set in an outdoor plaza located along the Detroit River. Headlining talent from around the world performs alongside legendary hometown heroes as thousands of festival-goers dance to the music, and then keep the celebrations going at a full roster of epic after parties. Nearly 100,000 people from across the globe attended the festival in 2010.

About Paxahau Promotions Group
Paxahau, now in its sixth year as producers of the Electronic Music Festival in Detroit, first established itself 13 years ago as an online resource to promote both Detroit and electronic music. Paxahau has since earned the respect of their peers and formed a very strong network of alliances throughout the music industry. Today Paxahau Promotions Group is recognized across the world by artists and industry executives as a premier production and promotions organization. To learn more visit

Drowned In Sound review of In Flagranti album

8 out of 10 mo fos!

Pooldisco @ The Rooftop, Shoreditch House - Sunday May 1st

FREE PARTY - Shake It presents Sci + Tec with Dubfire @ Village Underground - SUNDAY MAY 1ST

** please email and you will receive an email reply that you need to print out to gain priority entrance.


8pm - 4am
Resident Advisor link:

A technical detail with regard to our application for an extension on the Village Underground license denied us a Temporary Events License for Sunday May 1st, so we could cancel the party which seems a great shame and Dubfire really wants to play London... so we racked our brains and thought let's make it a free party, yes, free!!!

So starting at 8pm and running till 4am... for one night only...


Ali Shirazinia, known by his stage name Dubfire, left the comforts of a storied career as one-half of Grammy-winning duo Deep Dish in order to pursue new life as a producer of "jet-black, polished chrome techno." Such daring reinvention is not for the faint of heart, yet Dubfire in just three short years has emerged as a technological innovator, an acclaimed producer, and the owner of the lauded SCI+TEC Digital Audio record label. He will be joined on the night by Toronto’s Carlo Lio, whose, sexy, hypnotic, techy groove is sure to leave you mesmerized…

please email and you will receive an email reply that you need to print out to gain priority entrance.

There will also be an official Jaded after party starting at 4.30am at Cable, so the night just goes on!!

54 Holywell Lane
City of London EC2A 3PQ
8pm - 4am

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

In Flagranti podcast in PIG Radio

FM Belfast 'Don't Want To Sleep' - new album coming on Morr Music

The joyologists FM Belfast present their second album 'Don't Want To Sleep'... see below for info and Tour dates so far!

FM Belfast
Don’t Want To Sleep
Format: cd / lp / digital
Release Dates: June, 3rd 2011 (ROW)
June, 21st 2011 (US)

Morr Music

Track Listing:
01 Stripes
02 American
03 Believe
04 Mondays
05 We Fall
06 Noise
07 I Don’t Want To Go To Sleep Either
08 Vertigo
09 In Line
10 New Year
11 Happy Winter

FM Belfast is not really a band, it is a community, a force, a friend. You should not treat them as yet another buzzworthy mp3 clamouring for your attention; you should
treat them as a potential friend or lover, a welcome addition to your life that accepts you for who you are, and wants you to be more of it. Who are they, though?

For the past four years, Icelandic electropop group FM Belfast have been perfecting the art of reading an audience and connecting with it, using their steadily growing skills to hone a music that catches easily, yet runs deep; an art of performing that can—and usually does—induce unique and euphoric states in large crowds of people, or just in your headphones. It is harsh and technical, warm and embracing and organic, thoughtful and giddy and cool and inclusive.

Those who have ever seen them perform or listened to their début, 'How To Make Friends', can and will verify this. They will talk about FM Belfast as if they were part of the band. Which they are, really. For over two years now, the group has traveled the world, making friends, taking in experiences and sounds and the world and one another. And now they’ve funneled it all into a new long player that you need to hear.

It’s called “Don’t Want To Sleep” and it is a logical conclusion to two years of making friends and taking in experiences and sounds and adventure. It is also a worthy
successor to their debut, a natural progression that retains its predecessor’s spirit and builds upon it while exploring new territories. It will carry their name further,
yet ensure their current friends keep them close to heart. FM Belfasts’ is a carefree, light-hearted empathy with balls and vigour, an almost aggressively welcoming party.

It’s telling that the first thing couple Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson and Lóa Hlín Hjálmtýsdóttir did after forming a band — and their reason for forming a band — was to
write and record the song “Lotus” to give it to their friends for Christmas. Their next act was to add two more friends to the mix, Árni Vilhjálmsson and Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason. Although these four remain the core of FM Belfast, they will often go as far as draft almost all of their friends to the band; when circumstances allow for it they’ll perform with a many as 25 people on stage.

The line-up complete, the band went on and played some more shows and wrote some more songs. They haven’t really stopped since, the only change being that their ever increasing success has recently allowed them time to focus exclusively on their music — even though all of them have other talents and hobbies that they pursue with a passion (Lóa is an artist and sought after illustrator, Árni Rúnar dabbles in electronics and hacking, Árni Vilhjálmsson is a burgeoning comedian and Örvar writes poetry and prose when not playing football or performing with his other band, múm).

On the basis of their combined experience, imagination and skill, the group has managed to craft a masterpiece with 'Don’t Want To Go To Sleep'. The songs retain the bouncy and joyful spirit of “How To Make Friends”, yet veer off into territories that the band have hitherto left unexplored. There are slow songs and introspective ones; calm, drifting meditations mixed with calls to arms and potential dancefloor workouts. And lots of fun, of course. Tracks like the beautiful “Noise” and “We Fall” depict serene dreamscapes that still burst with power and rhythm. The understated “Winter”, with its anxious bite and underlying warmth, captures the essence of the overpowering Icelandic winter in its suffocating embrace. “Vertigo” entices and enthrals,“American”
bops, gallops and is impossible not to sing along to.

It is rare that an album will make you want to dance while possessing the ability to lull you to sleep (you’ll have dreams of dancing). “Don’t Want To Sleep” is such an album, a friend in early morning and late at night (and on your coffee break).

“Don’t Want To Sleep” is out on Morr Music (World) and Kimi Records (Iceland) in June. The songs were written and recorded by FM Belfast (guests include Retro Stefson’s Unnsteinn Manúel, Borko’s Borko and mighty trumpeter Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson), they were produced and recorded by Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson and mixed by Kristinn Sturluson, Gunnar Örn Tynes and Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson. Helmut Erler mastered the thing at Dubplates & Mastering, and the cover was designed by the band and Bobby Breiðholt.
Haukur S. Magnússon

FM Belfast 'Don't Want To Sleep' tourdates
04-may NO Kristiansand - Hjørnet
05-may DK Århus - Voxhall
06-may SE Malmö - Babel
07-may SE Husqvarna - Popadelica Festival
28-may AT Kleinreifling - Seewiesenfestival
29-may DE Berlin - Heineken Green Spheres
01-jun UK London - Cargo
03-jun FR Paris - Filmez La Musique @ Gaité Lyrique
10-jun CZ Prague - Electronic Beats @ TBC

In Flagranti interview on Beatportal

check some amazing tracks on here... especially the EWOK!!

EQTV interview with In flagranti

Friday, April 15, 2011

Turbo 100 - Turbo celebrates a century with ZZT ZZafrika remixes

Turbo 100
ZZafrika Remixes
Released May 30

100 years ago i had a dream: release music I love, with pro graphics, without going bankrupt. 100 12-inches later, Turbo stands high on the rubble of crumbled empires: Mo'Wax, Factory, Institubes all dead in our wake.... we will never give up the fight: music we love, dressed for success, format-democratic, NEVER going bankrupt. Climbing to the stars, 300 copies at a time. it's just us and Jack White, motherfuckers... bring on the next 100. See you in 2017.

Love from Montreal,


The list of artists who have appeared on Turbo Recordings is staggering by any measure. For an indie dance label to survive 13 years and over 100 releases is a remarkable feat, but for a singles-driven label, the magic has often revolved around the institution of the remix. Turbo A&R have done an extraordinary job of bringing in talent, poaching the most exciting artists of the moment. It makes sense then, for its 100th release, that they would craft a package that highlights this prowess.

For anyone who heard it out, ZZafrika was unquestionably one of the biggest records of the year of 2010. The renegade dove-child of Tiga and Zombie Nation, ZZT has built up a cult following by virtue of its off-the-rails, wildly eccentric party tracks. They don't do interviews. They don't do remixes. They don't do filler. As the duo puts the finishing touches on their outrageously great debut album, Turbo has decided to settle some unfinished business and follow up the one-sided pro-etched vinyl 12" with a full-blown release, one that would do the track justice and bring it to the wider audience it deserves.

For the mega triple-pack vinyl we have six cuts:

Gesaffelstein, the next big French techno star, white-hot off his new Conspiracy EP, has turned in an absolute god-hammer. The Turbo office has been flooded with requests for advance copies. And we've flooded other people's offices with straight-up "NO"s.

Julio Bashmore, one of the UK's most promising young producers, turned in what Tiga is calling his favourite song ever, expanding on the delicate Rhodes intro and turning it into a beautifully melodic synth-ballad.

Australia's Light Year team up with Turbo-pals Finger Prince to craft an awesome rework. They've kept the riff intact but broadened the breakdowns, beefed up the beats, and dropped in touches of tweaky funk.

Plein Soleil, a Krikor and Chloé production alias, chug out another rugged, warm masterpiece. Classy, versatile, stripped-down, highly playable. A major winner.

And there's more...because we never stop...

New Turbo signing Crowdpleaser lends his stoned, easy-going good-time groove. Put it on. Light up your lava bong. You'll start dancing and forget what time it is. After-hours underground house jam, Geneva-style.

Tomas Andersson finally returns the favour for Tiga's legendary remix of Washing Up, tightening the core into a festival-jacking techno anthem.

Wait wait...we're still going!!

We have 4 more amazing versions...

We won't lie...we wanted a hit. Also, we thought the world needed to get ZZafrojacked, to BE ZZafrojacked. Afrojack delivers the digital only goods to rule Beatport and Beatport alone.

Belgium's Sound of Stereo gets the kids' hands up high. These guys are going to get huger sooner or later. Anyone need a breakdown?

Proxy protegé Marseille brings the raw ghetto insanity of Russia to the people. It's got more WOOs and bleeps than the rest of the remixes combined. We counted.

Finally, Turbo Scottish young guns Clouds rough out a grinding, deep-fried bass-trap belter. It momentarily relents and teases the Rhodes, then it's right back to pitiless face-mashing for these eleven-year-old prodigies.

At Turbo, it's always been as simple as this: keepin' people dancin' as we keep on livin' for a livin'.

Limited to 500 copies, this 180-gram triple-vinyl boxed set will include a unique code
to download the Turbo Century retrospective compilation of the label's best music
from it's first 100 releases.

Turbo 100 will be available for pre-order from April 28th.

Vinyl tracklist * released May 30th

A1 ZZT: ZZafrika (Julio Bashmore Remix)
B1 ZZT: ZZafrika (Crowdpleaser Dub)
C1 ZZT: ZZafrika (Plein Soleil Remix)
D1 ZZT: ZZafrika (Tomas Andersson Remix)
E1 ZZT: ZZafrika (Gesaffelstein Remix)
F1 ZZT: ZZafrika (Light Year and The Finger Prince Remix)

Digital tracklist(s) * all released May 31st

01. ZZT: ZZafrika (Julio Bashmore Remix)
02. ZZT: ZZafrika (Crowdpleaser Dub)
03. ZZT: ZZafrika (Plein Soleil Remix)
04. ZZT: ZZafrika (Tomas Andersson Remix)
05. ZZT: ZZafrika (Gesaffelstein Remix)
06. ZZT: ZZafrika (Light Year and The Finger Prince Remix)
07. ZZT: ZZafrika (Clouds Remix)
08. ZZT: ZZafrika (Sound Of Stereo Remix)
09. ZZT: ZZafrika (Marseille Remix)

Beatport exclusive:
10. ZZT: ZZafrika (Afrojack Rework)

Juno exclusive:
10. ZZT: ZZafrika (Crowdpleaser Drums Remix)

Carl Craig, Francesco Tristano and Moritz Von Oswald LIVE in Paris

hier soir and filmed by ARTE:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tiga interview on Andy & Jaymo

and zzt play play play

Carl Craig AND Laurent Garnier - Warehouse Project Manchester - Saturday April 23rd

My two favourite electronic musicians in the world in one place! soooo excited!

Buy tickets HERE

Carl Craig presents Versus - Gaite Lyrique - Paris - April 13th and 14th

Wednesday 13th & Thurday 14th “Versus 2.0”

Following their grandiose World Premier at Cité de la Musique in Paris in 2008, “Versus”, collaboration of Carl Craig, Moritz von Oswald and Francesco Tristano is back in Paris with a virtual orchestra. For this version 2.0 of the project created especially for the InFiné Week, the trio will be associated with the collective “Scale” for 360° experience of sound and visual all over the wall of la Gaîté Lyrique's main room.

Tiny reminder:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Riff Raff interview on Spinner

FM Belfast Underwear

FM Belfast 'Underwear'(A Number Of Small Things)
Track Listing:
a) Underwear
b1) Underwear (Live Version)
b2) Underwear (Prins Póló Acoustic Version)
7inch / Digital

To celebrate the signing of the wonderful, spectacular, heart-warming and body-sweating Icelandic supergroup FM Belfast we re-release "Underwear" the biggest hit from their debut album "How To Make Friends" with an exclusive and explosive additional version, that was recorded live in their backyard. It's your new favourite song by your new favourite band!

An organically grown electro-pop outfit from Iceland, FM Belfast have been capturing the imaginations and swaying the bodies of constantly growing audiences throughout the world since they first appeared on the notoriously vibrant Icelandic music scene in 2006. ‘Underwear’ is a great introduction to—and fine example of—the band’s music; an anthem dedicated to escaping the indifference and boredom of everyday life through imagination, ingenuity and partial nudity.

‘Underwear’ perfectly captures FM Belfast’s carefree and enthusiastic attitude and provides a glimpse into the joy surrounding everything the band gets up to. It is also an excellent track to dance along to: just see what happens if the band performs it live!

The featured live version also appears on a music documentary called ‘Backyard’, that shows a spontaneous icelandic block party. For more details check:

Laurent Garnier interview with Halcyon USA

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Favourite LCD Soundsystem songs in ode to last ever gig

It's LCD Soundsystem's last ever gig this weekend in New York (until 10-20 years down the line and they decide to reform ;))... I did see them play so I dont feel too bad (it was great - I loved James' suit and Gavin Russom just looked like a 70s prog legend)... anyway, it has got me thinking about what my most favourite LCD songs are. They have created so many musical moments for me, I was very fortunate to promote their first album in Ibiza in 2005 and have been a huge fan ever since. They are the modern day equivalent to Talking Heads in my eyes. Amazing again and again.

here they are (in no order)

Tribulations (from lcd soundsystem - 2005)

(also great Tiga remix)

Losing My Edge (from lcd soundsystem - 2005)

Daft Punk Is Playing at My House (from lcd soundsystem - 2005)

Disco Infiltrator (from lcd soundsystem - 2005)

Time To Get Away (from sound of silver - 2007)

Someone Great (from sound of silver - 2007)

All My Friends (from sound of silver - 2007)

Sound Of Silver (from sound of silver - 2007)

Also ace Carl Craig remix

You Wanted A Hit (from this is happening - 2010)

I Can Change (from this is happening - 2010)