On sale now via http://www.atpfestival.com/events/nightmare2011.php
9-11 December 2011 at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead, UK
All Tomorrow’s Parties second festival weekend for December 2011 at Butlins, Minehead is the Nightmare Before Christmas – this year curated by three of the most stunning live acts on the planet – Battles, Caribou and Les Savy Fav. As previously announced each band will headline and choose a line-up of 14 artists for one day of the festival. Today we can confirm the third set of additions with more yet to be chosen by all three curators…
UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE presents Interstellar Fugitives
WILD FLAG (featuring members of Sleater Kinney)
TORO Y MOI
THEO PARRISH (4 Hour DJ Set)
ORCHESTRA OF SPHERES
Wild Flag, Oxes, Surfer Blood and Total Control were picked by Les Savy Fav, Underground Resistance were picked by Battles, Four Tet, Theo Parrish, Orchestra Of Spheres and Toro Y Moi were picked by Caribou.
That means that the line-up so far now looks like this…
Les Savy Fav / Archers Of Loaf / Holy F**K / No Age / The Dodos / Marnie Stern / Wild Flag / Oxes / Surfer Blood / Total Control / Battles / Flying Lotus / Gary Numan / Bitch Magnet / Washed Out / The Psychic Paramount / Thank You / Nisennenmondai / Walls (Live) / Phil Manley’s Life Coach / Dead Rider / Underground Resistance Presents Intersteller Fugitives / Caribou / The Ex With Getatchew Mekurya / Junior Boys / Omar Souleyman / Factory Floor / Four Tet / Theo Parrish (4 Hour DJ Set) / Toro Y Moi / Orchestra Of Spheres
In total the line-up will feature 45 live acts playing across the weekend on three indoor stages with a total festival capacity of around 5500 people. The event also includes DJs, Cinema and much more. All tickets include accommodation in private apartments for you and your friends.
Tickets for Nightmare Before Christmas are priced at £170.00pp for room only & £180.00pp for self catering – on sale now via www.atpfestival.com
The week before this event from December 2nd-4th ATP Weekend 1 curated by Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel) will take place, with the line-up so far featuring Fleet Foxes, Superchunk, Scratch Acid and many more. Full info at http://www.atpfestival.com
Friday 9th December / 11pm – 4am / £6 entry
The brains behind the prolific Hypercolour imprint are back this week for a night of deep and bassy house. Joined by London based label boss, T Williams, our basement will be swelling with the sounds of subs, kicks and moody melodies all night long.
London’s T. Williams is a producer whose ability to soak up far-flung influences and cultivate them into modernized music of his own continues to set him apart from his peers. With nearly a decade of experience in electronic music, Tesfa is now at the foreground of a new sound that straddles the sentiments of deep house, UK funky and dubstep all at once whilst keeping a feel totally unique to itself. Off-centre and experimental in appearance, his music is steeped in the traditions of house music of the past but brought to life with an inherent contemporary finish that asserts itself into 2011.
The Doctor’s Orders in association with Dephect present
ON THE REAL
With Jumping Jack Frost (exclusive Hip-Hop set)
& Stalley Live
10pm-3am Friday 9th December 2011
& second Friday of Every Month
@ East Village, 89 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HX
Tickets £5 in advance // Then £8 on the door.
Jumping Jack Frost (exclusive Hip-Hop set / V Recordings)
& Stalley Live
Chris P Cuts
& host MC Prankster
London’s monthly real Hip-Hop party is back!
As ever The Doctor’s Orders like to keep you on your toes and we do that tonight not only by inviting a Drum & Bass legend to spin an exclusive Hip-Hop set but also by bringing you one of the hottest MCs to be coming out of the US right now.
Breathing new life into club music with their unique live show and a sound influenced by both modern techno and classical composers such as John Cage and Steve Reich, showcasing tunes from their highly acclaimed second LP Mr Machine. With an afterparty from the Men & Machines DJs.
Friday 9th DECEMBER 2011
65 CROWNDALE RD.
London NW1 1TN
08.00 pm – 4am
£5 ADV. // £6 Door (£5 w/ flyer)
►EDDY TEMPLE MORRIS- XFM’s Remix guru is kicking off the year with a typical Eddy DJ Diary, twisting and turning around Europe‘s coolest dance floors including the Big Snow Festival in Andorra, Eddy’s focus has been on his production/remix outfit/band, Losers. He was asked to support the Prodigy at their huge show in Milton Keynes this summer. The band didn’t want to do this gig without their favourite DJ so Eddy had to leave his stage at The Secret Garden Party to rock 60,000 people Milton Keynes before coming back to play with Doorly, Example, Hybrid, Jakwob, SkisM and The Freestylers.
►PUNX SOUNDCHECK – The partnership of John Taylor and Arif Salih brings together the music that shaped them and the music that’s shaping their future, traversing disco and house, reggae and dubstep, electro and (old) rave, all the while sounding effortless and elegantly modern.
►MIDI MIDIS- MidiMidis make original compositions using midi and 8 bit melodies from chips taken from late 70′s and 80′s video-game consoles.
Whilst constantly writing and recording new songs, the lads are also currently mixing their debut album with ex-Cooper Temple Clause Tom Bellamy.
►MEDLAM- Medlam started djing several years ago after starting university. Formerly a drum and bass DJ, he started to incorporate dubstep into his sets as well after it exploded onto the scene a few years ago. This added a lot of depth and divertisty to his sets, giving him plenty of crossover appeal within the confines of bass music.Since starting on the decks, Medlam has gone onto play at venues and nights such as Digital Newcastle, The Gramaphone, Trouble Vision at Corsica Studios, CODE at Rhythm Factory, Dubscover & Techscover at The Rhythm Factory, 93 Feet East, Inigo Bar & Raduno to name a few, as well as recent gifs in Costa Rica, at Grenade in Ibiza and at the acclaimed Gottwood Festival in Wales.
►DAFFADAM- Daffadam is one half of Soltek, a London club night which offers an antidote to the over-priced, generic parties that we’re all tiring of. Recently voted in the top 5 club nights in the UK by DJMag, Daffadam has hosted as well as supported some of the most renowned and respected artists in bass music today… Phaeleh, Commix, Nu:tone, Spectrasoul, Lynx, Cluekid, RacknRuin + many more.
Maintaining his ethos in showcasing some of the freshest, most forward-thinking music around, Daffadam has been involved in several production projects including remixes for Chase & Status, High Contrast and RacknRuin.
Expect to hear an innovative, energetic set with a strong emphasis on both quality and diversity that spreads across many flourishing genres ranging from Dubstep, Drum & Bass to House and Garage.
►THE WORDS- Manchester 4-piece The Words release ‘Truth & Faith’ on November 14th- mixing their BRMC and James influenced musical sensibilities with singer Steven Draper’s frank and original vocal wit, manner and style.
The LP is Room Thirteen’s ‘Album Of The Month’, and the band are being supported by the likes of BBC introducing Kerrang Radio & Tasty.
The album follows several acclaimed EP’s which gained airplay on 6Music from Tom Robinson, has featured in a Windows 7 promotional campaign, Playstation 3 game ‘Vibes’, as well as several independent films. Mercedes-Benz have picked the band up three times for their mixtape promotion, culminating in them playing a concert celebrating 125 years of the car giant in Stuttgart this August. The cover of the single is a picture taken at this show, in front of 40,000 people while supporting Placebo and 30 Seconds to Mars.
►THE WATERMELONS- The Watermelons are a four piece indie pop band consisting of Toby Bain, Sam Salkeld, David Kelly, Matt Wagstaff formed in the south of United Kingdom back in 2009. Two years on, The Watermelons are on their way to becoming a well-established band. 2011 has been an incredibly successful year for The Watermelons. It began with a tour of Germany, playing established venues across the capital Berlin, in support of their music video entry to German MTV. Their video “Dancing with the Wrong One” achieved over 30,000 views within a week and rated number 4 in the download charts amongst the likes of Rihanna, The Kills and Kanye West.
►ARROWS DOWN- Residing in North West London, Arrows Down has recently released his debut album ‘PYRAMID’ as a free download. Two follow up albums have been released in September 2011: one is a collection of acoustic songs entitled ‘Billet-Doux’ while the other is a concept album entitled ‘I dreamt It Ended…’ The band has worked with the likes of D-Code, Dice FrSH, Thermal Bear and Teflon Child. They also perfomed alongside G-FrSH on the Tinie Tempah Disc-Overy Tour and have been confirmed to return for the October/November Arena Tour.
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X Press 2
After hosting a room at the epic Plex/Colony/Machine party in October, Ben Sims & Kirk Degiorgio’s “new techno” concept clubnight MACHINE returns to the scene of the crime, taking over the Funktion-1 rigs at Corsica Studios with very special guests Kevin Saunderson and Rolando. Hosting room two is X-Press 2 with an all night showcase of “The House of X-Press-2”
The word “legend” is used too often, but in this case it is entirely fitting. One of the true, first originators of techno, alongside childhood friends Juan Atkins and Derrick May, his influence has touched all quarters of techno & electronic music. Behind such monikers & projects as E-Dancer and Inner City, and The Elevator, Saunderson has continued to move techno music forward for over three decades.
Interview with Saunderson by FACT Magazine: http://www.factmag.com/2009/07/10/interview-kevin-saunderson/
XLR8R Podcast by Saunderson:
One of Detroit’s finest, he first came to prominence as part of the Underground Resistance roster with one of the most important techno releases of the 1990’s “Knights of the Jaguar” (also famous for it’s rip-off version by Sony). Now recording with some of the most revered current techno imprints – Ostgut Ton and Delsin, Rolando – and in demand as a DJ across the UK and Europe, appearing regularly at celebrated venues such as Berghain in Berlin, Showcase in Paris, and Trouw in Amsterdam.
Interview with Rolando by The Skinny Magazine
XLR8R Podcast by Rolando:
BEN SIMS & KIRK DEGIORGIO
Curators & residents of MACHINE, and bringing a wealth of experience & knowledge (as well as several decades of DJ & production experience between them) Ben & Kirk have established themselves as two of the most influential people in techno today. their concept clubnight that moves from venue to venue, showcasing new & upcoming techno (most records played are within 12 months old, or unreleased) has gone from strength to strength in less than 12 months. Already with three London nights under their belt, as well as appearances in Dublin, Amsterdam, Barcelona, and more – and with sights set on Berlin and beyond for 2012, MACHINE is proving to be one of the most important and groundbreaking techno clubnights in Europe.
Taking over room two all night and showcasing their new album & live show – The House of X-Press 2 – here is what the boys are about in their own words:
“X-Press 2 make music for the dance floor. Pure and simple. So many nights and days and 25 years of being in and DJing at amazing clubs and parties are what inspires us to keep doing what we do. It was the dance floor that told us to be DJs in the first place and the dance floor that inspired the early tracks that we made. We loved that whole going out and hearing all sorts of music in one night thing. DJs like Alfredo and Larry Levan were champions of this style of DJing and it was thanks to people like them that we were able to do what we’ve done over the years. The old guard are still an inspiration for our music, both as DJs and producers but we are constantly checking for new names who always come along and give things a slightly different slant on what’s gone before.
I think it’s a combination of the old and the new that truly underpins our music nowadays. we can listen to and old jazz album from the 60s next to a hot new track from someone like Feygin and feel totally blown away. This is what keeps us going into the studio and making the music that we do. All that we’ve ever wanted to do out of our music is to see people dance and get that empathy with the dance floor, knowing how a track makes us feel and seeing it have the same effect on 2000 people dancing as you play it.”
Download the House of X-Press 2 – Autumn 2011 DJ mix here:
VISUALS BY MOX
Machine’s resident visual extraordinaire, taking over CJ duties in Room 1 is the irrepressible MOX.
Check out his work here: http://www.moxlive.tv/