Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Planet-E in Sonar - Saturday 18th June

Strummerville presents 'Songs For The Summer' and Glastonbbury 2011 Campfire

Strummerville and Brothers present ‘Songs For The Summer’

Strummerville Glastonbury Campfire – June 23rd / 24th/ 25th / 26th

Strummerville has teamed up with Brothers Cider to release ‘Songs For The Summer’, a one-off free compilation – your festival soundtrack - of exceptional new music from some of the bands that Strummerville is supporting.

The download album is available from http://www.strummerville.com/songs-for-the-summer-2011/ and will be given away free at the Strummerville campfire at Glastonbury Festival.

On June 23rd, Strummerville returns to its natural home, Glastonbury, for this year’s campfire sessions. Located in their usual spot by the Joe Strummer memory stone in the Unfair Ground, Strummerville will be burning their campfire all weekend long. Every night the charity will be presenting some new talent and will be joined by some more established bands for some very special intimate campfire sessions.

No bands will be announced, but with artists including Frank Turner, The Mystery Jets, The Drums, Lissie, I Blame Coco and Mariachi El Bronx performing around the campfire last year, you can get an idea of the people who want to come and tip their cap at the Joe Strummer memory stone and sing songs around the fire.

Joe Strummer first perfected his campfire backstage at Glastonbury, where the nightly assembly was first dubbed 'Strummerville'. Joe believed in the power of the campfire to connect people, to bring people closer, to lose themselves in the flames, as in the firelight everyone is equal, nobody more relevant than the next. More often than not, Joe was the last one at the fire. To whoever was left standing he'd say "it's you and me at Club Dawn”

Joe Strummer turned his festival campfire into a word-of-mouth institution, a gathering point for simpático spirits, a tradition joyfully maintained by Strummerville at Glastonbury.

Brothers (the original Pear Cider) is another long standing institution at Glastonbury Festival and the Brothers connection to the Strummer camp goes way back to Joe always enjoying a Brothers pear cider. And Brothers, a family run company based in Somerset, are kindly showing their support for Strummerville and the work of the charity by donating 1p from every bottle and can sold in June.

“Having support like this for the charity really helps us to continue our work and grow as we support more new music and more really worthwhile music projects. Kind donations like this help to keep the Strummer campfire burning in many respects so many thanks to The Brothers” (Lucinda Garland, Strummerville Trustee)

Matthew Showering from Brothers said “It’s great to have the opportunity to be involved with such a worthwhile cause and offer support to emerging talent within the UK music scene. Having originated at Glastonbury, music is the beating heart of Brothers, and we’re proud to be able to offer our support to such a fantastic charity that shares our way of thinking.”

Strummerville have got some amazing surprises for you this year… The best way to find out who is playing at the Strummerville campfire is to swing during the day and see who is on their chalkboard.

‘Songs For The Summer’ is 11 tracks by 11 different bands, all unique and diverse in style -from the soulful, compelling debut from The Joker & The Thief with ‘Be The Boy’, Bastille’s uplifting and powerful ‘Icarus’, Dark Moon’s impressive stand-out ‘Blackbird’, The Welcome Committee’s experimental-electronica ‘Rich Kids’, Shooting Star Poet’s massive synth-party-rave-booty ‘This Boy Don’t Dance’, La Rebla Fam’s skank fuelled ‘A British Morning’, The Vagabonds’ punk-rocking, Joe Strummer tribute ‘John Mellor’, The Lights’ moving, sunshine inspiring ‘Mostly Water’, The Great Whale’s lyrical, funk-rock ‘Don’t Lose Your Mind’, The Barker Band’s sweet-country ‘Chapel’, and Benjamin Folke Thomas’ gravel voiced, music with a message ‘Thoroughly Alone’.

For more information on Strummerville and Brothers, go to:

Monday, May 23, 2011

inthemix review of 20 years of planet-e


Carl Craig presents 69 LIVE - exclusive 2011 Live Dates

As part of the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of his Planet-E imprint, legendary Detroit producer Carl Craig is touring Live under his 69 (pronounced six-nine) guise, for the first time.

As 69, Carl Craig produced the first ever EP for Planet-E in 1991 – ‘4 Jazz Funk Classics’ – a release inspired from his love of the disturbing sound and vision of English avant-garde group, Throbbing Gristle.

Following releases included iconic masterpieces ‘Sound on Sound’, the frenetic ‘Jam The Box’, the beautiful ‘Desire’, ‘Pungtang’ and an album from 69 - ‘The Sound Of Music’. Planet-E also released a limited edition 69 vinyl box-set in 2009, entitled ‘The Legendary Adventures Of A Filter King’.

For the 69 show, Carl Craig will perform Live a selection of the finest 69 classic releases, infused with masks, darkness and ‘retina popping’ visuals to stimulate all senses…

69 will perform only a few exclusive dates in 2011, including:

May 28th: Detroit Movement Festival, Detroit (USA)
August 6th: Field Day Festival, London (UK)
August 13th: Merkwuerdiges Verhalten, Frankfurt (DE)
October 5th: 106, Paris (FR)
October 19th: ADE, Amsterdam (NL)
November 12th: I love Techno (BEL)

Turbo at XOYO - Friday May 27th


Jam Factory feat Mattie Safer 'One Night Stand'

Jam Factory Feat Mattie Safer 'One Night Stand' (Jam Factory Music)
Version 1: Original versions - Original / Pianapella / 2 inches of Acid
Version 2: Jam Factory remixes - New Mix / dub

Jam Factory make music for dancefloors. With a rich heritage of music between them, Dan Beaumont & Ben Rymer are better placed than most to know how to make you move. A string of sell-out vinyl releases and critically acclaimed remixes (DFA and Strictly Rhythm, amongst others) over the past year have shown their talent for serving up dark subterranean house music.

Dan is an innovator who has had a hand in pioneering East London clubs like Dalston Superstore and Disco Bloodbath; and has forged a successful path as a DJ across Europe and beyond. Ben Rymer has been involved with electronic music since his band Fat Truckers took dance music by storm as unlikely bedfellows of the electroclash movement; he's been an in-demand DJ ever since.

Jam Factory was born out of the duos shared love of electronic dance music from New York, Berlin, Sheffield and Detroit. Having established their own studio in the east end of London the pair have worked hard to build up a body of work and 2011 sees no slowing down of their output.

One Night Stand Is Jam Factory's third self-released single; a collaboration with New York-based vocalist Mattie Safer (formally of The Rapture). One Night Stand is a piano-driven Chicago style anthem with heavy drums and a touch of acid. Mattie delivers a classic house performance in his own instantly recognisable style. Jam Factory have also turned out their own remix featuring haunting keys and a spaced out melody over their trademark crisp percussion; a vintage nod to modern dancefloors


Pooldisco goes Dick and Fanny on Sunday @ Shoreditch House

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Glasswerk review of Strummerville


Video from Strummerville Spring Sessions

Check here for the video to the Strummerville Spring Sessions, held on April 21st. The footage is played under a soundbed of music from the new bands that performed at the sell-out event in a carpark in East London, which was headlined by special guest Frank Turner for his 1000th Live show!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011


not had my deep hoose head on for a while, but this really stuck out for me in a new mix from Mondkopf... got to love the warmth.

Carl Craig DJ Mag Spain cover

out now in spain! and six page interview... www.djmag.es

Laurent Garnier LBS interview in DJ Mag Spain

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

mondkopf on cover of Tsugi France

Mondkopf video up on NME.COM


FM Belfast at Cargo - June 1st


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. Their new album “Don’t Want To Sleep” is out on Morr Music on 3rd June. 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. 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).

Doors 7.30pm
Tickets £8 +bf adv. available from https://birdonthewire.ticketabc.com/events/fm-belfast/

83 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3AY

Bodzin & Romboy on the cover of I-DJ

For this issue of I-DJ, Bodzin and Romboy feature on the cover! in the shops now... it's all about the moons :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Carl Craig presents 69 Live at Field Day

Last year at Field Day the Bugged Out tent filled up quickly with those who come eager to dance so this year we have got a bigger tent and our best line up yet to fill it.

The DJs playing have all been influential to their peers as innovators, record label bosses, recording artists, mavericks. Heading up the bill is legendary Detroit techno artist Carl Craig who, as part of 20 years of his Planet E imprint, will be performing a set of his 69 material live. This is a UK exclusive and the set is only being performed in four cities worldwide this year. Expect sublime tracks like Desire, the frenetic Jam The Box or the contents of 4 Jazz Funk Classics staged in front of a retina popping visual show. Making his Field Day debut this year is Cologne’s Michael Mayer of arguably the most consistent techno label this decade Kompakt. A recording artist in his own right Mayer’s DJ sets are inspirational. Another Field Day exclusive finds Kieran ‘Four Tet’ Hebden going b2b, deck to deck and beat to beat with Border Community boss James Holden. Very welcome back to Field Day after a couple of years is Erol Alkan who, as Phantasy label boss will no doubt be checking out his signing and remixee Conan Mocassin on the EYOE stage before heading over to Bugged Out armed with an arsenal of mutant techno and off kilter electronica like his mix of Avalanche featuring Jarvis Cocker. There’s also one-third of Magnetic Man and trailblazing dub step DJ Benga will be playing with MC Youngman on hollering duties, Dalston dwelling Nightslug co-boss L-Vis 1990 who’s on the cusp of releasing his solo album L-Vis 1990 & the Neon Dreams and tallest man on site James Blake will be dropping in a few hours before he performs live to play a DJ set. Last year he played the main stage as Ramadanman, this year the Hessle Audio boss returns to Field Day with a new name – Pearson Sound and bringing some sunshine to the day, a set of sirens and trademark mentions of his own name is Rinse FM’s Funky pioneer Roska.

Saturday August 6th. Advance tickets here

FM Belfast live at Fanfest Iceland