So, some mates and I are throwing our second swing party and it’s going down this Saturday. The first one (last November) was easily the most rammed, all-locals show I’ve seen and was definitely one of the best shows I’ve played, let alone partied at. We’re hoping the excitement continues, obviously.
You can grab the details in the poster above but if you need more check the facebook event here.
Roaring 2020s: electro swing, gypsy house, Balkan beats, Bulgarian basslines, breakbeat jive, presented by Memetic
With Nathan Zhan, Chris Komus, Lotek + Manalogue (The Shake)
$10 advance or $12 at the door
The Pyramid Cabaret
Doors open at 9:00
I plan on playing more mid-tempo bass, kinda like this:
Once again there will be prizes for best costume…check these photos to see what you’re up against.
…and check the gallery here.
With a label like HEAVY DISCO there’s no guessing what you’re getting with any of their releases. That’s not to say there isn’t any variety however. Their brand new compilation, the second in their “This Is” series opens up London imprint’s deeper side. They’ve slowed things down a bit and sprinkled sunshine throughout the 18 cuts instead of dusting them in fist-pumping white powder.
Watch for the compilation – it comes out on April 8. In the meantime check out some of the tunes below.
For me, this is the standout track! Can’t get enough of this one!
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What does one say about DOORLY? It’s not like the guy follows a straight path. No. Instead, he zigs and zags from house to bass music. His latest EP (on Southern Fried Records)is a foray into the former.
The title track, “Something to Say” is a bit of a music lesson, dating back to the era where disco and hip hop branched-out from one another. Oh, it’s curated by Grandmaster Flash and Roland Clark. Open your scribblers and take some notes. Grab the cheat sheet from somewhere like beatport.
The b-side is exactly what a b-side should be. It’s entirely different. A 4/4 tune that’s heavy on the low end. If you want to dance with your eyes closed to this one, the teacher’s not going to give you any flack.
Finally, if you didn’t know, Doorly runs his own label, Pigeonhole This!. He’s released a bunch of freebees. Here’s his latest.
Following on from the success of last year’s single ‘Valley of Paradise’, PSYCHEMAGIK are back with ‘Magik Cyrkles’, a new compilation for Leng Records.
As well as prolific producers, Psychemagik are also vinyl collectors at heart, a passion that has led them to be the go to guys when other collectors are looking for that elusive piece of wax. This love of digging deep for those obscure and long lost vinyl gems is the basis of their new Magik Cyrkles compilation. The fruit of many years of digging, the compilation is a snap shot of music you might hear in a Psychemagik DJ set down in the sweaty basement clubs of the world and in the big tops of the festival circuit.
The album takes its inspiration from all corners of the globe, travelling through psychedelic funk, cosmic disco, Balearica, Middle Eastern beats and beyond. All tracks have been taken from the original vinyl releases and mastered to retain the analogue feel of vinyl. Psychemagik have mixed one of the CDs, while the other disc features the tracks in their original form – there will also be an eye-catching limited edition gatefold vinyl.
Here’s a minimix of the compilation…watch for the release on October 22.
If you missed it, last month Psychemagik shared their dreamy remix of the Fleetwood Mac classic.
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Depending on when you were born, MITCH MURDER‘s new EP GLASS CITIES will either evoke a warm flood of 80′s nostalgic memories or a cool wave of retro hip atmosphere. Whichever category you fall into (I fall into the former), you will no doubt be immersed in a world of synthwave where Don Johnson, LA Gear and Rubik’s Cubes reign supreme. It’s a nice break from the “wobble” and “wub” that is au courant as of late.
This third release from DhARMA RECORDS, is not filled with your typical “bangers”. You certainly would not expect to hear this in a set from Skrilavicaoki (and rightly so, with no disrespect to Skrilavicaoki). For the most part, these tracks would be more at home as drivers or as part of a lounge set. They might even enjoy an art gallery opening. But make no mistake… each one of these tracks are, simply put, quite special.
The standouts for me are the lush title track and the energetic Heading South. But for anyone who has even a remote interest in the sound of synth, this should be a full EP listen for you. You can catch this release (or pre-order it) on September 1st, 2012 HERE. And when you do, say hi to Anthony Michael Hall for me…