Will there be a better way to toast Boxing Night in Belfast this year? Not likely.
The chaps from the mighty Feel My Bicep join us for some festive deep house and disco merriment in Loose Joints, the club at the Hudson Bar. Check out all the deets over on our Facebook page, and get yourself down for an epic boogay.
Bicep – Say You Wanna
Bicep – Say You Wanna
Bicep – Strawberry Letter 32
Diana Ross – Love Hangover (Bicep edit)
Slowly but surely getting through the slew of quality mixes doing the rounds at the mo, here’s a quick selection of a few of our favourites..
MAYA JANES COLES – ESSENTIAL MIX
The object of our current affection/infatuation, MJC drops 2 hours of house as deep as whale shit. Few awesome unreleased remixes/edits on this one too.
Download right HERE.
FRANCIS INFERNO ORCHESTRA – LIVE
A recording of what sounded like a stellar party in Romania (cops called six times, ya know, the usual kinda business..) from the untouchable FIO‘s recent/current European tour. Griff has a cracking new track out on House of Disco records soon, keep em peeled.
DAZ & MARTIN – GET DOWN JULY 2011 MIX
An absolutely superb disco selection from our Irish bro’s Daz and Martin. The Waterford duo are currently riding high in charts everywhere with their Get Down Edits wax that features Daz’s massive Sister Sledge re-work. Not too many copies left of this actually, snap one up super quick if you find one.
Tracklist below for this mix (how tasty does that look..) and download available HERE.
1 – Fatback Band – Wicky Wacky (Simon Keat Edit)
2 – Backstrokin (Lovely Tintin Dub Edit)
3 – Cerrone – Give Me Love (Adam Sparkles Edit)
4 – Loleatta Holloway – Hit & Run (Scott M Rework)
5 – Ajello – Heels Of Love
6 – Ooft – Make U Mind
7 – Nicholas – All I Need
8 – Rubys Midnight Machine – Ecstatic Love Glow
9 – Ellxia – Soho Phaze (Faze Action Edit)
10 – Music (The Revenge Mix)
11 – Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover (Eric Volta Bootleg)
12 – Cosmic Boogie – If You Really Want It
13 – Andrew Clarke – Head Up High
14 – Mr Fingers – Can You Feel It (John Daly Edit)
15 – Wish Feat Fonda Rea – Touch Me (All Night Long)
Belfast duo South West Seven, who dropped mix #4 in our exclusive podcast series last year, have been super busy recently with releases on the likes of Kolour Ltd, Solardisco and Carry On. And what’s more, they have also gone and set up their own record label Seven Music to showcase not only their own productions, but the releases of some of the hottest up and comers on the scene.
In case you missed it the first release from Sydney Young (a secret alias for an already well known producer) with the superb Lost in Philly EP was released last month. With the first release causing a bit of stir, Sean and Ric have followed up with some quality South West Seven productions. The What We Do EP features title track What We Do, Play With Love, and Miss April along with a stunning remix from German duo Autodeep. The EP is lush, deep house goodness and has garnered support from the likes of The Revenge, Ashley Beedle, Faze Action, Ekkohaus, Mihai Popoviciu, Roberto Rodriguez , OOFT, Andy Ash, and Moodymanc. It’s released today and is available through the likes of Juno, Beatport, iTunes, Traxsource, and all other good shops.
Here’s previews of the tracks..
And it doesn’t stop there! 7m003 follows soon after at the end of the month with Ric stepping behind his Scope moniker to give us the Concerns EP, complete with a remix from Audio Soul Project.
And with more releases already lined up, it seems certain that 2011 will continue to provide us with some top quality house beats from this fledgling label.
The Optimo guy’s have signed up London-based trio Factory Floor, for a release on their label in early April. With the legendary Stephen Morris of JoyDivsion/New Order on production duties, the guys have been causing quite a stir, with their debut release gaining 9 out of 10 in NME, describing it as “the soundtrack of underworld disco”.
Their live performances have gained them support slots for the like of Fuck Buttons, Cold Cave, Liars and Andrew Weatherall, and if you are in London tonight they will be headlining the Dollops warehouse party with support from JD Twitch (Optimo). Full details right here
Optimo have also provided a storming remix of their new release, which has gained the support from the like of James Holden and The Quietus. And you can download it right here
So make sure to check out the 12″ release in all good record shops on 6th April.
Easily one of the biggest tracks of the year this – so big in fact we haven’t quite worked out where or how to play it. At 113bpm it’s primed as a mid-set bomb, a nice shift in direction and a genuine ten minutes of what the fuck is this. Problem is though, it’s so epic nothing follows it. We’ve chosen to take the easy option recently and anyone that happened to be at our last party when this closed the night will testify as to the heaving wreck it leaves the dancefloor.
Bicep by the way, are the brains and brawn behind the stellar Feel My Bicep, and regularly haul their raw house and disco sets across the world. They’re headed for Belfast Music Club in lil old Belfast on Boxing Night, which will be entirely unmissable if you’re in the vicinity!
Few new Mark E bits for your rather immediate attention..
- Due out next month is Mark’s hotly anticipated Black Country Dub of Take Em Up, the standout from Shit Robot‘s recent From The Cradle To The Rave LP. This is scary good, meaning both scary and good. Listen!
- Word is, Mark’s debut solo album is also just about nailed, expect it to drop on Merc in Spring 2011. Included will be Call Me, a track that some kind soul ripped from his August beatsinspace mix and kindly stuck up on tinterwebs.. How freakin awesome is this.
Bit mad on all the old hot links that post, but there ya go!
Derry is famous for hosting the biggest Halloween celebrations in Europe, with parties held from October 28 right through to the madness that ensues on Halloween night when basically the entire city goes party crazy! The La Musique crew will be leading the celebrations with one of the biggest parties in the city at Sandinos on Sunday October 31.
Their (in)famous Halloween mixtapes are also essential listening for this time of year!
Vol One – download here or stream..
Vol Two – download here or hit play below..
Support on the night comes from La Musique DJs Jean-Luc & Dollface, and yours truly.
Jean Luc & Dollface host Saturday nights in Sandinos, bringing the best disco, indie-dance, house, electro and all things electronic to the North-West masses every week. La Musique has played host to esteemed guests such as Evil Nine, Japanese Popstars, Deadbots, Alex Metric and a host of homegrown DJs – well worth checking out if you’re in the vicinity.
Here’s a killer disco selection the guys recently churned out.
We’re stoked to be part of this one and can’t wait to play for one of the most famous up-for-it crowds in the county. Doors open at 8pm & tax is £10 – be warned though, this one will be rammed so get down early!