Monday, December 1, 2014

System2's new Ghetto Loop EP is out NOW

What a hectic summer it’s been for System2 boys Tez Hurst and Danny Hevingham. Not content with being signed to Steve Lawler’s legendary VIVa management agency and adopting a punishing tour schedule that’s taken them across the UK & Europe, they’ve also find time to churn out a veritable onslaught of killer EPs. Taking a look at the size of the tracklist in their latest effort, the ‘Ghetto Loop’ EP, you really do begin to wonder how they find the time to fit it all in…

Title track ‘Ghetto Loop’ sets the tone nicely for the EP, a peak-time jacking beast with pounding basslines and menacing siren wails. ‘Matic’ is on a similar tip, but with a more hypnotic, laid back slant, its subtle melodic breakdown collapses into a whirlpool of delayed vocal FX. In ‘Ready’, an addictive rhythmic drum groove sits over an assembly of bleeps, vocal chops, and a subtly pulsing sub.

The swung garage shuffle of ‘Mine’ is complemented by a huge swelling bass undertow, likely to put the sturdiest of soundsystems to the test. ‘Shady’, with its warm muted chords and glistening strings is an expertly crafted nod to the classic Chicago house sound which manages to avoid veering into the direction of pastiche. Rounding off this wonderfully versatile EP is ‘Ghost Train’, a cheeky Detroit-esque curveball with a throbbing low-end pulse and atmospheric, delay-drenched vocals orbiting in-and-out.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

REVIEW | Cocoon London at Building Six, 22nd November

Richard Norris joins Elite Management

The man behind The Grid… One half of the influential Beyond The Wizards Sleeve with Erol Alkan… The Time And Space Machine’s, Richard Norris, joins Elite Music Management.
As a producer he has worked with Marc Almond, Robert Fripp, Billie Ray Martin, Jah Wobble, Sun Ra, Findlay Brown and many more. He has completed more than a hundred remixes; his recent mixes include Warpaint, Tame Impala, Jagwar Ma, Temples, Bryan Ferry, Cherry Ghost, DJ Harvey, The Chemical Brothers, Tracey Thorne, Goldfrapp, Midlake and Franz Ferdinand. He’s been shortlisted for DJ Magazine’s remix of the year 2010 and the BTWS mix of Midlake’s ‘Roscoe’ was featured in the top 50 remixes of all time by NME.
Richard has also enjoyed a long and varied DJ career. He has played many clubs, festivals and parties from Ibiza to Oslo, Warsaw to Tokyo. His style mixes Balearic beats, cosmic disco, basement jams and psychedelic gems.
Current projects include a forthcoming Balearic solo album and more BTWS re-animations. The Grid are working together on a collaborative album project with Robert Fripp. On a more analog/dancefloor tip, Richard has recently released an EP on Throne Of Blood and a track on Matt Walsh’s Clouded Vision, with more 12″s and mixes to follow.
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Friday, November 21, 2014

Bodytonic Wax On / Wax Off: Richard Norris

Ahead of his latest release, a re-working of Temples, 'Sun Restructured', Bodytonic spoke to Richard Norris about his mastering of the craft.

Amp+Deck presents Excursions

19.12.2014 | THE WAITING ROOM

For our fourth and final Excursions party of 2014 we have enlisted the help of some our closet pals.
First up Ian Blevins, long time We Love Sundays at Space
resident haling from the north of England where he co runs the popular "That Old Chestnut" parties. Ian has been heading to Ibiza for the last 8 seasons to play at many of the Islands best parties, he is in town so we thought it best to get him down!
Our second guest is none other than Katie Barber, long time starlet of the scene, held down many a residencies including the Need to Soul parties, Inspiration Information with Phil Asher, Patrick Forge and London Legends, Faith. After co running the successful TBC parties Katie is now one half of Adventures In Paradise with Michelle Kelly, with a label about to drop, 'big tings are gwarn' for the girls.
Last but no means least we have another Space, Ibiza regular, Dave Chambers. A Manchester chap that has played all over the show, including Bugged Out, The End, Home in Australia to name a few. Now residing in London he's frequently spinning at the Star of Bethnal Green. It is a pleasure to have Dave onboard.
Party – 04
19th December 2014
Ian Blevins (We Love Space, Ibiza)
Katie Barber (Adventures In Paradise)
Dave Chambers
10 – 4am
£5 All Night / No Advanced Tickets /
Limited Numbers ONLY.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014