Get ready for the summer! Strobe @ Ministry of Sound bringing you the biggest mix of music!!
DnB: Andy C, London Elektricity
Dubstep: Modestep, Kutz, Chefal, Lost, Benton, Unitz
House: Steve Smart (Kiss 100), El Matador (IC3), Paul Carr, Nasher, Strobe Residents
NYC/LDN WITH LIVE PERFORMANCES DYME-A-DUZIN, NU BRAND, ROYALTY PLUS SPECIAL GUEST DJS ELIJAH & SKILLIAM B2B SWINDLE, WORK IT, THE BPM, AND LIXO
THURSDAY, 2 JUNE 2011 @ KOKO
DOORS: 8PM – 2AM
ADVANCE TICKETS: £10 www.koko.co.uk
NYC/LDN is back, bringing a little New York swag to London nightlife. After taking a three-year hiatus from the last session in 2008 – which debut Theophilus London to the UK – this daring new music club night emerges to reconnect the paces of both cities in the quest of “who’s got next”?
Dyme-A-Duzin refuses to follow anybody’s standards. This charismatic 18-year old mc is today’s 360 hip-hop artist – rapper, singer, songwriter, video producer, marketer, distributor and more. Dymez overall confidence, style and demeanor illuminate his talents where there is no dismissing his pop star potential. Loaded with online takeaways, his music videos are more like web-episodes that his fans can chronicle his rise to fame.
Nu Brand is pioneering a new London sound we’ve coined as chronic grime. Their unique approach is slowing down the bpms and releasing some 2-step tension to allow their hooks to flow and transcend. Imagine N.E.R.D making a slow jam for Bashy. It’s mary jane all night long.
Futuristic synth loving boy/girl duo Royalty round up the live while on the party spinning selections are in the hands of Ellijah & Skilliam B2B Swindle, Work It DJs, the bPM (Boiler Room) and Lixo (Get Me!). NYC/LDN feels so damn good to be back!
PRESENTED BY PEGGY JEAN-LOUIS AND KOKO
Native is a brand new night hitting Brixton, South London focusing on forward thinking bass music.
The first night features one of the producers/DJ’s of the moment, XXXY. Hailing from Manchester, XXXY’s productions and remixes take us back to the heyday of the UK Garage scene with a modern twist. His breakout hit Ordinary Things took dancefloors across the UK by storm with it’s punchy vocal sample and perfectly layered synths.
Native #01 also features the first public performance from the mysterious Infinite Potentials, one of the founding members of Indigo Pyramid, who’s album ‘Indigo Shades’ garnered much appreciation from the underground music scene last year with their individual fusion of hip-hop, electro, soul, brokenbeat and nu jazz sounds.
Residents Deadbit, Mr Luna, Collapse & Sober have all been Producing & DJing around London for almost the last decade moving through different genres and all finding their own sound.
Wavey Tones & Warp Records Present…
AFRICA HITECH (Warp) – Mark Pritchard & Steve Spacek – Live
LORY D (Rephlex/Numbers) – Live
DJ CHAMPION (Butterz/Hardrive)
NAIVE MACHINE (Hit & Hope)
UNLIKELY (Clandestine/Wavey Tones)
MOOGZ (Clueplant/Wavey Tones)
Africa Hitech aka Mark Pritchard (Harmonic 313) & Steve Spacek (Spacek) have just released one of the years most anticipated electronic albums on Warp Records.. So to celebrate we are throwing a London album launch party in East London’s intimate CAMP basement.
Joining Africa Hitech will be Rephlex Records/ Numbers Italian electronica legend Lory D for an exclusive live set, UK Funky’s new underground star DJ Champion, Hit & Hope’s Naive Machine plus Wavey Tones family Unlikely and Moogz.
Album previews: http://soundcloud.com/warp-records/sets/africa-hitech-93-million-miles/
10 pm – 4 am / CAMP Basement
Limited Early Bird Tickets: £8
Limited Advanced Tickets: £10
NEAREST TUBE: OLD STREET (2 Minutes walk)
BUS LINKS: 43-55-76-141-205-214-243-271
Beyond The Clouds is a joint project brought to you by the promoters of Süd Electronic, Bodyhammer and TOTHEBONE. It’s a series of fantasy dance nights celebrating the earliest, rawest incarnation of house music and featuring line-ups we’ve dreamed of for years.
Our guests this time are Chicago’s Lil Louis, Move D and Juju & Jordash.
If you came to our first party, you’ll know what to expect from Louis – house, techno and disco mixed hard and fast for your dancing pleasure. When the night is right and his sets aren’t being recorded – and this one won’t be – Louis throws all manner of old,
And new unreleased material into his DJ sets. Be sure you’re there to hear it.
Lil Louis needs no introduction , being one of the figure heads that shaped the house we now know and love . Think “French Kiss “ , “Club Lonely” , “Blackout” “Frequency” & that’s just for starters .
The night will also see the first UK airing of an extra-special collaborative live project from Move D and Juju & Jordash: called ‘Magic Mountain High’, it’s a totally improvised, hardware-only acid jam session made and played on the machines you love. Think 303 , 808 , 90 e.t.c , live & direct . This collaboration first came together @ Dutch Label – Dekmantel’s – Het Kabinet festival in November 2010 in Amsterdam & it totally rocked the house.
Move D needs no introduction either . One of the most busiest producers working right now and he thoroughly enjoys what he does . A producer of note with key releases on labels such as Warp Records , Philpot , Uzuri , Workshop , Source and many many more . Move D loves a collaboration as well having collaborated with the likes of Phill Niblock , Jonah Sharp and many more . Now with Juju & Jordash .
The Israeli Amsterdam based duo have been causing a stir with their low slung , psychedilic & out there electronic cuts on some premier labels such as Dekmantel , Psychostasia Aesthetic Audio , Uzuri , Real Soon , Downbeat & Philpot .
Hometown support comes from BTC residents , Lakuti, Joe Hart, Rik Moran and Charlie & Dave TTB.
“A long time ago, in a night club far far away….”
Idiosynphonic returns to Cable for Episode IV – our biggest line up yet. Spread the word!
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PUSS ‘N BOOTLEGS
All the Early Bird tickets have SOLD OUT.
Tickets on the door – £12
Limited Advanced Tickets are still available for only £7!
Head over to www.idiosynphonic.com to keep up to date with all the latest news, reviews, mixes, competitions and more.
Please bring ID
Eskmo performas at this exclusive London event. Debuting his brand new live A/V show after its success in the States.
►ESKMO- Brendan Angelides is a San Francisco based electronic music producer who records and performs live as Eskmo. His multi-genre compositions have been featured on influential labels like Warp Records and Planet Mu (most recently having been signed to the mighty Ninja Tune). While Angelides’ tracks encompass a wide range of electronic styles, he avoids classifications. Bleep.com described his tracks as “Masterfully produced… sophisticated, post-Dilla hip-hop funk“. His last single of 2009 entitled “Let Them Sing” on Mu was met with equal praise and described by sites like Boomkat as “[Putting] Eskmo on his own electronic plateau.”
In the past five years he’s released over a dozen singles and EPs while touring throughout North America and Europe. He’s also remixed works by diverse artists such as Bibio, Spor, STS9, Amon Tobin and Bar9, to name a few.
Ninja Tune recording artist and film composer Amon Tobin hailed his work as “some of the best production I’ve heard in recent times.”
►DELS- A young MC and graphic designer from Ipswich who grew up with a serious Wiley and Outkast habit, Kieren Dickins aka DELS has been making a bit of a stir for a couple of years now. Will Ashon, in charge of A&R at Big Dada, says, “He’s the perfect Big Dada artist really – a very talented MC who pushes what he can say with words as hard as he can and combines it with a really adventurous attitude towards music. Oh, and he does his own artwork and videos, too, which makes things much easier!”
Dickins himself says, “I am so happy to be joining a record label with such a rich musical heritage. I have always felt it was important that I signed to a label that wouldn’t attempt to compromise my vision. I think that my music has finally found the perfect home in Big Dada. The likes of Joe Hot Chip, Kwes and Micachu are all artists/producers that I loved before I began working on my debut album. So I feel incredibly lucky to be working with such a talented group. DELS’ debut album will be released early in 2011.
►KWES- initially performing wurlitzer piano on Jack Penate’s debut LP, he then went on to do a UK and European tour with him playing the laptop, snare and melodica. He then co-produced a mixtape entitled Kwesachu Vol.1, with Micachu (as “Kwesachu”), alongsideMCs Dels & Ghostpoet, with appearances from London pop-bands Golden Silvers, Hot Chip and Man Like Me to name a few. Matthew Herbert touted him as a musician and producer to watch, admiring his “really unusual, experimental approach”
Kwes has also reworked several artists including Damon Albarn’s opera ‘Monkey’, Portico Quartet, Keane, Zero 7 amongst many others. He is currently producing Big Dada signing DELS’ forthcoming album due for release in early 2011.
►MACHINEDRUM- has produced and composed several albums and various aliases since his first independent release in 1999. Covering an astonishing variety of styles with ease he has always been a trailblazer- bridging the gap between genres that would otherwise never have met before. His debut now you know gained international recognition and was heralded as “the standard to which the next wave of imitators aspires”- PITCHFORK
►ANXST- It was a small town mundanity and endless sparse countryside which lead to ANXST’s genre transcending dexterity and takes in the experimental Dubstep trip of Vex’d, Industrial Techno of Surgeon, the future glitch of Flying Lotus and the scattered experimental drum and bass of Amon Tobin which results in the vast textured styling of this talented artist.
►BLANK DISCO- is primarily the musical persona of London / Home Counties based electronica artist Dan Seville. Although Dan’s musical activities have their roots in experiments going back to the mid ‘90s, his Blank Disco project only started to take full shape in 2009, since when he has embarked on a concentrated process of developing and refining his sound aesthetic, combining elements of techno, ambient and field recordings to effect his skewed vision of the contemporary landscape. The recording process for From Zero involved much consideration of approaches to sound, and traced a shift from heavily sample-based manipulations to a stronger focus on the use of synthesised instruments, while attempting to retain a visceral feel to the music. Many tracks were reworked or rejected during a ruthless process of weeding out any hint of “filler”, and the result is a set that grips from start to finish. The album was mastered by Noel Summerville at Metropolis, whose CV includes work with the likes of Autechre, Boards of Canada and Mira Calix.
“I wanted the music to feel like there was a bunch of strange, slightly disintegrating, machines playing music in a concrete bunker somewhere in the future, and I’ve just turned up with a reel-to-reel tape machine and recorded it.”
►SEAMS- Touring with Gold Panda and Dam Mantle whilst selling out a run of “Nightcycles” pressed by Tough Love set Seams off to a very strong start. Always a musician, James Welch went through school playing guitar in bands, often taking the role of producer. Starting out on four track tape he moved onto Logic then Ableton Live and most recently stepped back to tape incorporating a cassette dictaphone into his production setup.
Most electronic music fans will recognise in Seams’ organic sound a reference to traditional songwriting and structure. I’m sure for a new generation of listeners Seams will be the gateway drug to electronica for those kids that grew up listening to guitar music.
Saturday June 4th, will see the first live London performance since 2009 from German electronic composer Ulrich Schnauss.
With musical influences ranging from My Bloody Valentine to Tangerine Dream via Acid House, Ulrich’s live shows are legendary.
A rare opportunity to see his live show in the intimate East London venue the Old Blue Last.
This is a free entry show and capacity is limited so please come of down nice and early.
As part of our 7th Birthday Series we head to Peckham, South London to collaborate with Lucky PDF at the Bussey Building!
Vondelpark (Dj Set)
My Panda Shall Fly
Lucky PDF DJs
Off Modern DJs
Dollop DJs: Foe dollop, Reid, Arne Blackman, Sean O’Roruke
As a special gift we are allowing 20 people in for FREE! Simple email your names to firstname.lastname@example.org. First come, first served – ONE name per email.
Ticket links up Friday am.
£5 in advance / More on door
Chase and Status and The Streets headline new Bristol music festival, We The People
Limited amount of First Release tickets on sale for an extremely limited period at a hugely competitive £25+bf
10,000 people per day, 3 arenas
Bristol Harbour Saturday 4th June / Sunday 5th June, midday – 11pm
For more news and line-up info, visit www.wethepeoplefestival.co.uk
Come and join us celebrating our 9th year in the game. We’ve got a crazy line up to guarantee a colossal night. So don’t miss out and be sure you’re there to make history! ||
Main Room – Breakin Science || Room 2 – Breakin Talent || Room 3 hosted by Genesis Nights playing Dubstep, D&B, Garage Classics
Hand Baked Arcade are at it again, this time with their event called BUTTON BASH! Their retro gaming haven has found a new home at the Star of Kings in Kings Cross and their largest installation to date is to be open from 8pm – 2am on Saturday the 4th of June. This Pub venue is a great size and layout with enough capacity for a whole range of consoles and games machines never before seen at a Hand Baked Arcade event.
This time round expect to see all the usual suspects:
2-Player Arcade machine
Binatone Sports System Mk10
+ new playable setups including:
N64 now added!
Sega Game Gear
Doom Multiplayer Deathmatch (tbc)
Sega Saturn (10 player!) Bomberman
homebrew corner featuring Orbital Snake by RJB Software
The Hand Baked Arcade are well known for their FREE to play arcade events across the UK. Installations have previously been seen at many of the best music festivals including Glastonbury, Glade & Bloc Weekend. Although they have also been seen in countless night clubs, art galleries and even on The Gadget Show, Channel 5.
Their last installations in Leicester Square and Farringdon were road blocked with eager punters so the venue size has been stepped up to allow the friendly, relaxed gaming vibe that Hand Baked are well known for creating. Expect as always to see many screens from small TV’s through to multiple video projections.
Background music will be supplied by Hand Baked DJ’s: lo-fi, underground, crazy, wonky, eclectic and electronic will be served up to help you BUTTON BASH!
So get down to the venue early, get the pints in and let nostalgia run through your veins, The Hand Baked Arcade is back in town!
** £4 on the door, all games FREE to play **
We are celebrating our 7th Birthday in Nottingham on Friday 3rd June.
We’ve put together a lineup of our favourite acts and we hope to see you there. The first six names announced for the party are…
JOY ORBISON b2b JACKMASTER
… more TBA.
DUB NATION – SUMMER SPECIAL
FRIDAY 17TH JUNE 2011 @ HIDDEN
100 TINWORTH STREET, LONDON, SE11 5EQ
8 HOURS OF MUSIC – 3 ARENAS – OVER 50 ARTISTS
DUBSTEP – JUNGLE – DRUM & BASS – BASSLINE
10PM – 6AM
►LIMITED EARLY BIRD TICKETS ONLY £5 (OFFER ENDS FRIDAY 3RD JUNE) ◄
►ARENA 1 – DUBSTEP◄
COKI – CHEFAL – CLUE KID
LINUS B2B BANDICOOT – AUTOPILOT ON
UNDERHAND TACTICS – SIDE PROJEKT
GAG-REPHLEX – MOBY SICK – HYPERKAIN
DEEFA MC – DANNY C – JJ MC
►ARENA 2 – JUNGLE / DRUM & BASS◄
BROCKIE & MC DET
KENNY KEN & MC FIVE O
LOGAN D B2B DJ PLEASURE
with MC FEARLESS
DJ INTER – DJ KURE – DJ S.O – VORTEX
SKATMAN B – RESISTANCE FAMMO – BROOZE
SPEACH – STYLE-ONE – REKLESS – ENAMIE – B-KIND – WACKO
►ARENA 3 – ANYTHING GOES◄
LIQUID – BASSLINE – ELECTRO – BREAKS
MR JOSEPH – MANTRA B2B BEKAH – DJ INTER (BREAKS SET) – RUFFRIDE (HOUSE SET)
JOE RAVENS – ELEMENTUM – MISTER B – SGT BEAN – SCRIPTURE
EARLY BIRD £5 / STANDARD TICKETS £10 / MOTD
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BY TUBE: VAUXHALL (VICTORIA LINE)
BY TRAIN: VAUXHALL (SOUTH WEST TRAINS)
BY CAR: ALBERT EMBANKMENT & TINWORTH STREET (SE11 5EQ)
A BASS SHAKING SOUND SYSTEM
STATE OF THE ART LIGHTING & LAZERS
FULLY LICENSED BARS OPEN TIL 6AM
OUTSIDE SEATING SMOKING TERRACE WITH OUTSIDE LICENCED BAR AREA
BY TUBE: VAUXHALL (VICTORIA LINE) // BY TRAIN: VAUXHALL (SOUTH WEST TRAINS)
dollop turns 7 in June and to celebrate we are running a series of events across our favourite venues.
XOYO line up:
Benji B (Radio 1 / Deviation)
Scuba (Hot Flush)
Bullion (Young Turks)
Jon Rust (Standard Place / Lightworks)
Dollop DJs; Foe dollop, Sean O’Rourke
Upstairs: Snap, Crackle and Pop
Plus, as a special gift we are allowing 20 people in for FREE! Simple email your names to email@example.com. First come, first served – ONE name per email.
Ticket links up soon via:
£6 early bird / £8 adv/students / £10 on door
(Live / Permanent Vacation / Running Back)
SPACE DIMENSION CONTROLLER
(Live / R&S / Clone)
(Hot Natured / Wolf + Lamb / Culprit)
(Deep Teknologi / Local Action)
(Black Acre / Ninja Tune)
Mr Solid Gold
Oli DAB & Robin
On Saturday the 11th June 2011, TROUBLE VISION returns to present a Summer Showcase. With a bill comprised of strictly summer feel good sounds this promises to be the perfect way to get summer started!
Following last summer’s inaugural weekender Só Not Barcelona returns to the Big Chill Bar from 16 – 18th June for three whole days of cutting edge sounds featuring a selection of the most exciting electronic artists on the planet right now. Sponsored by Heineken we can guarantee this event will one of the hottest tickets around so brace yourselves for one hell of a weekend! Featuring the likes of Jon Convex, Andrew Hung (Fuck Buttons), DJ Crabbe b2b DJ Haus, Bad Autopsy, LOL Boys, Mister Sushi, Kwistax, The Monitors and DJ Love’s Tru Flavour over the three days.
After the success of our first London party in April at Visions Videobar we are proud to announce two new bits of stellar news: our next party will mark the start of our new home – the last friday of every second month at Old Street’s CAMP and also see three of our favourite DJs and producers play a backtoback set for the first time. For 3 whole hours. On top of that, after missing the last date with some sort of tropical illness James Fox will be on warm which is guaranteed to get the floor moving.
Midland b2 Pariah b2b Blawan (3 hour set)
Soundcrash is proud to present the only UK live show from AMON TOBIN at The Roundhouse.
The legendary electronic music producer will be presenting material from his new album ISAM, out May 23rd on Ninja Tune records, as well as classic material. Essential.
A quite simply ridiculous line-up of the deepest, darkest Dubstep and Jungle going- on massive systems- in south Londons finest warehouse venue- for FIVE POUNDS. What’s not to love?
Bussey Building ,
133 Rye Lane,
ORIS JAY aka DARQWAN (Texture)
MARLA (Dub Organizer)
SECOND LINE (Mothers Against Noise / Wholemeal)
Wholemeal returns to that East London institution The Rhythm Factory in June for another 100% FREE party with another lineup well worth making a fuss over.
Sheffield’s Oris Jay has been in the game longer than most Wholemeal punters have been alive. From early origins fusing Garage and Breakbeat (yes, before 138 Trek) to dragging the darker, more dub inflected sounds from Garage under his Darqwan alias, Oris has always resisted the hype and consistently pushed his own agenda.
Joining him we have Dub Organizer’s recent signing Marla, south London’s rapidly rising producer Second Line and Wholemeal’s own Esselle.
BassLaced and Silkie have been working together this month to bring you “City Limits Vol 2.”
Launching Silkie’s second album, which is due for release on Deep Medi, will be an all-star line-up handpicked by Silkie himself. Silkie headlines and, along with long time friend and production partner Quest, will be playing a special 90 min showcase of all the material from the new forthcoming album. Swamp 81 boys, Loefah and Boddika are also set to make an appearance playing their Swamp 81 sound while going back to back for the special occasion. Mad Decent label artist, Mumdance will be showcasing his talents while the legendary DJ Hatcha, hot off the back of his 100% pure dubstep compilation CD joins the party. Fellow label mate V.I.V.E.K celebrates the launch of “City Limits Vol 2” while Eddie K from H.E.N.C.H makes his way up from Bristol to deliver some thunder.
In room 2 are Brixton Jam residents “Redux,” who having enlisted My Panda Shall Fly to headline their room are planning on bringing their carnival fuelled fun down to Cable for this night only.
Canary Fontaine vs Zippy
Tony Rodriguez aka Brothers’ Vibe, has been active in the music industry since the age of 11. As a DJ playing his first club at the age of 14, to producing and remixing steadily for the past 23 years; Tony Rodriguez has dedicated his life to the DJ Culture. A vinyl junkie with an extensive record collection, Tony welcomes all formats available with open arms; anything to spread the vibe globally has his full support!
The Z-Shed & Coin Operated were all set for a trip to Glastonbury but unfortunately due to legal reasons they’re still not allowed within a 5 mile radius of U2. Bono if you’re reading this, it was a joke OK?
But, as they say, every cloud has a silver lining and this one comes in the shape of massive free party down at our favourite east London hang out, The Rhythm Factory.
So, without further ado.
FUCK BONO, LET’S DANCE!
Dub-All Or Nothing™ comes back to Cable, London…
After the success of our launch party we are coming back to Cable for another round… 2 rooms of pure Dubstep & some of the most talented Djs, Artists & Producers from around the U.K.
Rossi B & Luca
BAD Content takeover!
Zebede, Major & Sweet Wrapper
Skeema & Mc Shift
£4 In Advanced via websites.
£6 OTD All Night.
Doors open 10pm – 6am
For more info or to buy your tickets please visit
After the success of our last DJ Battle, we have decided to do it all over again
As a special treat, we’re throwing the party at The Old Blue Last, with a one off 4am license , featuring a host of Londons best djs, battling each other on the 1′s and 2′s untill the early hours of the morning.
We’ve managed the secure djs from some of London’s best parties and record labels including….Trailer Trash, Back to Back, Supercool, Snap Crackle & Pop, Orlando Boom, Deadly, Baby Love, TINH & more
Harry James vs Kezo Kichi
Ian Robinson vs Alex (Orlando Boom)
John Green vs Will Green
Nic Liu vs Tommi
Lemmy Ashton vs Sam Bw
Andi O Children vs Tobi O Children
Baby Love Djs vs This is Not Happening Djs
Neil Sha vs Offset Djs (EEE Plague)
The Fresh Princes vs Jerome
Vice Issue Launch w/ Hyetal, I.R.O.K., Murlo, Xanadu, Superheroes of BMX, 13 Monsters
More inspired by “honest references” than the dance music of his peers, it draws on his background in soundtracking and visual art, taking influence from the VHS electronics of Games and Boards of Canada, and cushioning tracks in collages of ambient samples while distant drums reverberate across the horizon.
Former members of DEAD KIDS (Trans Am, Weird War, Prodigy, Sona Fariq) have a new project called I.R.O.K . “Life forms, remove the shackles of the bondage that they keep you in: GET FREE. This is your time to wake up from the heavy heavy sedation.The Arganoids are coming. No, they are already here. Eat. Work. Drink. Fuck. Sleep. GET FREE. IROK is the parallel. IROK is your escape. IROK is the Republic where we will meet in sweat, blood and joy.”
Esteemed Bass label Well Rounded Records launch their series of club nights at Basing House, Shoreditch. With sets from Deadboy, West Norwood Cassette Library, Bad Autopsy, Gongon, label honcho Donga and more.
With cheap drinks, a great soundsystem and only £5 OTD, you’d be mad to miss this…
June 24th 2011
25 Kingsland Road,
For those of you lucky enough to be avoiding the horrors of U2 and Coldplay at Glastonbury the Ba.si.cal.ly crew have assembled a stellar line up of electronic sounds for your listening pleasure:NHKyx aka Kouhei Matsunaga (Raster Noton/Skam) The Wyrding Module aka Dr Dereck F, Team Doyobi (Icasea/Skam) Skeksi,aka Mortal and Chemist member (Icasea/33) More tbc for a mere £3/5.
NHKyx is the solo project of Kouhei Matsunaga, one half of the deadly Japanese production duo NHK who have released material through Raster Noton and Important records. Having released his debut album on Mille Plateaux back in 1998, Matsunaga has since collaborated with Merzbow and, more recently, with Mika Vainio and Autechre’s Sean Booth. His latest release on Skam demonstrates his ability to offer up cerebral sounds that take cues from electro, techno, dub and noise whilst never failing to shake your ass. This is one of only two UK dates on Kouhei’s current European tour.
The Wyrding Module is a solo project from paramusician and sound artist Christopher Gladwin, one half of chip-core godfathers Team Doyobi.
Oui Madame! After Le KKC Orchestra and La Caravane Passe smashed Rich Mix in February, Vive Le France is back for Round Two, featuring “la creme de la creme” of genre smashing live French music. In partnership with the French Music Export Office and Pernod Ricard, the ‘Vive La France’ series of gigs launched in early 2010 at Favela Chic in Shoreditch London. A special edition was held at Glastonbury in June 2010, at Rich Mix in February 2011 and they’re back again. Every month Vive la France at Favela Chic brought you incredibly talented guest performers from the beautiful country of Camembert. For this second Rich Mix edition, they bring electro pop acts extraordinaire Pony Pony Run Run, Naïve New Beaters and dEbruit.
Expect buzzing pop, skewed electro, 80s style hip hop and serious synth magic.
The Trojan Soundsystem play a full live show with dj support from Discovery, The Boogie Cartel, Ears Have Eyes, Mark Pharoah (SSFD) and friends who will be joining the dots between disco, funk, soul and house to provide a backdrop to the reggae and dub sounds of our headliners
A present to West London’s House Music Lovers**
FREAKS aka LUKE SOLOMON (Rekids, MFF) and JUSTIN HARRIS (Music for Freaks)
Discrete invites Music for Freaks, one of UK’s most innovative labels. The boss of the label, Luke Solomon joins Justin Harris on stage for a rocking House and Techno act of their common project : Freaks. If you have had the chance to listen to the acclaimed album The Beat Diaries, you know what we’re talking about. If you’ve not, have a try and see you on the dancefloor.
Blondes are the psychedelic NY synth duo who combine house and electronic sensibilities to devastating effect. Having been invited back to Europe to play Space in Ibiza, we’ve snagged them for a one-off full-analogue live show full of their heavily revered works for Merok and RVNG INTL Lando Kal of Lazer Sword fame finally dropped his new EP on Scuba’s Hotflush to mass critical acclaim and will be bringing his sub-loaded, West Coast-tinged sound to the Rhythm Factory. Having already released a split on Numbers and a forthcoming Rush Hour release in the works, Lando is set to be on of 2011′s fastest rising stars. Mau’lin made an impact after his heavyweight Hotep EP shredding dancefloors and stereos alike so expect plenty of noise in tow. Then we have an all-exclusive set from Gang Colours, whose new EP on Brownswood has gotten the hype machine into overdrive. Samoyed will be swinging down in anticipation of his upcoming releases on #notallowedtosaybutitllbeannouncedsoon so keep your ears open. Then Canadian-born Soosh will be swilling his tender noise-plays in with some of his favourite riddims to smooth everyone into the night.
“Vikings” is fast becoming a techno institution, packed to the rafters with bright young things. Brought to you by dance music pioneers Joe and Will Ask and taking place on the final Thursday of each month, the duo will be bringing the best of the quirky, melodic dance music that they have become so well known for.
With Vikings you can guarantee a few things; the line up will be major, the atmosphere electric and the night itself will be memorable. Having brought the likes of Boy 8 Bit, Matt Walsh, Bowski, Eskimo Twins & Coin Operated Boy to some of London’s most intimate venues, Vikings always provides some riotous tomfoolery.
For all the info and more check out http://fb.com/joeandwillask
**NOTE – VIKINGS is at its usual home of The Russian Bar**