Monthly Archives: September 2015

Thrupence – New Light

Slight change of pace here:

Thrupence is the artist and he’s from Melbourne. We say artist, he actually is an artist. Jack Vanzet’s his name and he specialises in graphic design, typography, illustration and the like. It’s all colourful stuff. A quick scan down his work and you’ll be able to sniff out the Future Classic affiliation rightaway.

So he draws for FC and he writes music for FC. And good music too. ‘New Light’ (that pensive GEM above) has been on repeat at HD HQ for days now. A little digging into his repertoire shows he’s been doing it for years and he’s got a wealth of talent too. ‘Synchronous Bloom’ is another stand-out:

You can download ‘New Lines’ as part of Future Classic’s 2015 Sampler here. And for yet more on the Australian label, check out the tasty teaser vid to their US tour. If you’re reading this from the other side of the pond, do the right thing. Details on their site.

George Fitzgerald – Call it Love ft Lawrence Hart (Scuba Remix)

While we were putting the final touches on a glorious night of dance music at Basing House last Friday (pics to follow), Scuba was busy remixing his ol’ buddy George.

George Fitzgerald’s first full-length back in April signified a shift away from the dancefloor, swapping the big-room basslines of ‘Child’ for the impassioned crooning of Lawrence Hart. Scuba reaches out to all the disenfranchised tech-house heads with this one, ensuring his mate’s by-the-beach cut stands the test of the warehouse session ahead.

We like both, check out the original below.

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Moodroom Presents: Peter Pardeike (Innervisions)

Alright folks. This Saturday 3rd October, the Courtyard Theatre is the place to be. Preferably between the hours of 5pm and midnight.

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Wherefore, we hear you ask. Well. Our pals who make up the Moodroom Collective are finally having their first London launch party having run parties all the way oop narth for the last five years.

This excellent mix from one of the ‘MC’-heads is a good taster of what to expect from the collective – with a tracklisting featuring the likes of Frankey & Sandrino, Edu Imbernon and Tale Of Us we were drawn in immediately:

This Saturday they’re taking over the intimate, Grade II-listed theatre space over on Hoxton square and filling it with a Funktion One soundsytem, a shed load of intimate lights and a killer booking in Peter Pardeike of Innervisions fame.

He’s a star on the rise and you’ll rarely be able to catch him again in such surroundings. A particular favourite of ours was his work with Marcus Worgull on the Lenoix EP:

Tickets for this unique event can be bought on RA here. If you wanna tell your pals, have a look at the event on Facebook here too. The lads have teamed up with Avant Garde’s night at Oval Space featuring Weval and Trentemoller. That one should be just starting as the Moodroom Collective finish up shop. Details on the deal on tickets for that on the RA site too.

Aaand finally, check out Peter Pardeike’s recent Muting The Noise podcast to give you an idea of the kind sets he throws down:

Watermat – All My Love (TCTS Remix)

We love a TCTS remix, we do.

Sam O’Neill adds feel-good flavours to this piano house track from German producer Watermät. Similar vibe to what he did to Bondax’s ‘All I See’, another one to perk up your Mondays:

Human Drizzle Presents @ Basing House – 25.09.15

HD_September_2015_fb_coverHaving recently announced the excellent Wolf Music as headliners joining NVOY, Ben Gomori and Hot Karl for our party this Friday night, we’re limbering up for what is promising to be a night to remember.

Basing House, 10pm on Friday 25th. Get your tickets here.

Although we’ve already featured Wolf Music’s top tunes of the summer, you need look no further than this mix they did for Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space back in April for the kind of music they like to throw together. You can see the tracklisting here, but highlights would have to come from their own label’s exports, Medlar and Frits Wentink. Not to mention the superb K.98 remix of Thrilogy’s ‘Heaven’, also released on Wolf.

NVOY recently dropped the above infectious piece of future house on Black Butter Records. For the longer listen, check the mix they’ve done for the label’s London’s forthcoming parties below:

Penultimately, check out HD fave Ben Gomori’s exclusive recording of his Bestival set this year. He’s played for us twice before and we can’t wait to have him playing again.

Last but not least. Hot Karl rustled this one up a few weeks ago. A selection of his favourite tracks from the year to get you going.

See you Friday.

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Frida – I Know There’s Something Going On (Lindstrøm Remix)

HD fave Lindstrom’s got his hands on Frida’s ‘There’s Something Going On’, adding his usual dose of disco to the wonderfully eighties track and bringing it right up to the present. The ABBA member’s original track is being re-released by Polar Music on 23rd October. Check out some of her moves in the original below:

Auden – Hunger

Mysterious producer Auden returns to Hotflush for his third EP Hunger. 

The title track picks up where previous EPs ‘Wall to Wall’ and ‘Trip to Fade’ left off, revolving around yearning vocal samples, persistent kick-drums and pulsating synths. Channelling everything from breakbeat to acid, the track can have a disjointed feel but the mysterious producer successfully brings it all together under one techno-shaped roof.

For those partial to something a little darker, Alan Fitzpatrick does his thing on the B-Side. It’s stripped back, combustible techno which builds to a serious bomb around the 3:50 mark.

Cop these two, along with doses of ambience and rolling techno in ‘Simmer Down’ and ‘Sewer System’, here.

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Wolf Music’s Tunes of the Summer

Excitement levels are at fever pitch at HD HQ this week. We’re counting down the days until we can shake a leg to the supreme selections of Wolf Music on Friday night at Basing House.

We caught up with the lads to see what’s been on heavy rotation for them this summer. Feast your ears on the results:

Carrie Lucas – Dance With You (Marquis Hawkes edit) (Homesick): Dancefloor destroyer.

Jon Cutler – It’s Yours (Chez): Guilty pleasure from 2001. Yes, it was played to death 14 years ago but time has passed and it still sounds good.

Andras & Oscar – Looking Back (Tornado Wallace Remix) (Dopeness Galore): 100% Australia. Winning combo.

Sweet Thunder ‘Everybody’s Singing Love Songs’ (Fantasy): Sublime soul-stepper. Music that gets you moving.

Labelle ‘Phoenix (The Amazing Flight of a Lone Star): Patti Labelle’s voice is incredible and the arrangement on this record is equally incredible. The record builds and builds, full of emotion. Strings, piano, voice, all of my favourite elements combine to pack a serious punch. You need to listen to the whole song to really get it, and once you do, I’m sure you will love it too.

Wick Blaze – Took My Love (Optimo): Very useful bridging tool that allows me as a DJ to take the mood whichever way I feel after playing this track.

Armando – 151 (Gallop / Warehouse): Classic Acid Jackin’ from Armando. Raw Chicago shit. Mike Dunn on production too, and Mike Dunn does not mess.

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Human Drizzle Presents Wolf Music

HD_September_2015_flyer_digitalOK, people. HDP v.10 is upon us. That end-of-summer party you’ve all been waiting for is almost here, and we’re delighted to announce our special guest headliners as the wonderful Wolf Music.

If it’s not in your diaries already, this Friday 25th September, Basing House is the place to be. You, us, four top notch DJs and a superb space to dance the night away. Tickets have been flying off the shelves in the last few days, so to avoid disappointment, snap up yours below:

http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?743515

Wolf Music:
If you’re unaware, Wolf Music are a duo consisting of Matt and Stu. They’ve been running the highly-reputable eponymous label since 2009, and they’ve been playing records for a lot longer. Deeply rooted in house, disco and soul, they’ve forged an identity for themselves as one of the hottest labels to keep your eye on, championing fresh talent such as Medlar, PBR Streetgang, Casino Times and Bicep to name a few. Their extensive record collection is rivalled by few and attracts bookings all across Europe. 

This summer’s seen them play at Gottwood and Festival No. 6. They’ve played for Krankbrother, at Dance Tunnel and they recently made an appearance at XOYO as part of Bicep’s residency. Check out a few of our favourites from the label’s canon below, and stay tuned for more on the duo very shortly.

We can’t wait to see what they bring to the party this Friday night. Joining Black Butter Records’ new signing NVOY, HD fave Ben Gomori and our very own Hot Karl, you’d be a fool to miss out on this one.

Tickets are here. Come join the fun.

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Ben Gomori – Human Drizzle: The Mixtape, September 2015

What a Friday treat we have for you here.

In advance of his set at next week’s Human Drizzle Presents – alongside NVOY and a VVVVIP special guest announced on Monday – your boy Ben Gomori has given us an exclusive recording of his Temple Islands set from Bestival this year. Nothing but big things.

As you’d expect, it’s packed with disco and house hits, the Erol Alkan mix of Connan Mockasin into Caribou’s Our Love was a highlight for us. Big finish too.

Track info is here and you’ll see an exclusive future Monologues Records (Ben G’s label) release peeking through the list – this comes complete with a video of its first ever road test.

We CANNOT wait to see Benz in action next week. You’d be a fool to miss it. Get an advance ticket now for the eminently reasonable £8.

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