Moodroom Presents Tales From Above

Heads up Londoners. This Friday Moodroom Collective return to their newly-discovered loft space for round 2 of their ‘Tales From Above’ party series.

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Collaborating with Chapter 24 Records, music will be provided by said label bosses VVerses and the Moodroom-affiliated Harbinger Kurt, amongst others.

The hush-hush Zone 2 TBA venue sounds quirky and intimate with immediate comparisons to Body Hammer’s Lift venue. It’s set to be an cosy affair, and after the inaugural event’s sell-out in December, we’d recommend grabbing a ticket while you can.

Check out Harbinger Kurt’s recent Bloop radio show for a flavour:

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Laurence Guy | Human Drizzle: The Mixtape, Valentines Day Special 2014

Re-post of this tasty mix from Laurence Guy all the way back in 2014. One for all the lovers out there:

Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. Elliott Lion – Pearl: Elliott Lion’s second offering to Cin Cin’s sixth split 12″ release is the galactic wonder that is ‘Pearl’, nicely complimenting the punchy ‘Athens’ we featured last week. HD fave New Jackson’s on the flip, go check it out.

2. Hidden Spheres – Beachy: ‘Sunset soothing, beach-lounging house’, apparently. Hidden Spheres’ new four track EP ‘By & Bye’ is released on Lobster Theremin’s Distant Hawaii imprint and it’s ace. Get a copy here.

3. Deltawerk – Corridor: Our favourite new Dutch duo Deltawerk (the collaborative project between Applescal and Hessel Stuut) are back with their second EP ‘Passages, EP. 2’. It drops on 17th February on another of our favourite Amsterdam-based offerings, the brilliant Atomnation label. Expect remixes from Marvin & Guy and Audiojack.

4. DJ HEURE – Some Time Still: The super smooth ‘Some Time Still’ is penned by Adelaide’s DJ Heure and released next week on Seb Wildblood’s All My Thoughts label. Lovely stuff.

5. Fold – Bend Sinister:.Buckle up for the hefty third cut from Fold’s ‘Mill’s Theme’ EP, recently released on Moxie’s On Loop label. The title track from said EP was firmly placed in our ‘Best of 2016’ playlist, check it.

And for the mix this week, Earmilk invited Atomnation’s David Douglas to serve up this eclectic mix ahead of his third album being released on 24th March. Everything from the Beach Boys to Soft Hair to Leon Vynehall and ESG.

 

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. Ishmael Ensemble – Songs For Knotty: South Londoner Ishmael returns to Banoffee Pies with a six piece ensemble and a full length LP to boot (out today). The record was made in loving memory of an old friend and ‘Songs For Knotty’ is the highly poignant title track.

For the Londoners amongst you, Friday 10th February is the day to bookmark with not one but two appearances from all involved. There’ll be a live showcase from Ishmael at Sounds Of The Universe with DJ support from the Banoffee Pies gang, then they’ll both be digging deep into their record collections at Brilliant Corners later on in the evening. Both events are free and sound top-notch.

2. Cin Cin 006 – New Jackson/Elliott Lion Double whammy here. The sixth release on Cin Cin is a split 12” between Dubliner New Jackson and Manchester-based Elliott Lion, he of Editors fame don’t you know? We were treated to the first two tracks this week and they’re both ace, the deep and dreamy, David Bowie-sampling ‘Electric Blue’ complimenting the driving ‘Athens’ nicely.

3. COEO – Mydonna: Munich-based duo COEO bring the disco flavours in the fun-filled ‘Mydonna’, due for release on 17th February via Berlin’s Toy Tonics.

4. Sampha – (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano: Sampha dropped the vid for the achingly beautiful ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’ a few days back to coincide nicely with the relase of his debut album, ‘Process’. It’s out today on Young Turks, go find it.

5. Jesper Ryom – Pacer: French record label Delicieuse Records have been unearthing an eclectic blend of new music since 2012 and this March they’re dropping their first VA compilation to celebrate the wealth of musical discoveries they’ve made. The album’s called ‘Liquors #1’ and Jesper Ryom’s ‘Pacer’ is the first taster.

The mix that pricked our ears this week is by Seb Wildblood, over an hour of 100% forthcoming material on Church, Coastal Haze and All My Thoughts:

Loads more new music to check out over on our SoundCloud page, or our Twitter feed.

Or for any Spotify users out there, we’ve got you covered too.

 

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Gottwood announces line-up

Over the years the festival’s grown and grown, but this year’s initial line-up is looking stronger than ever.

Ranging from the more avant-garde bookings of Extrawelt, Matthew Johnson and Tel Aviv newcomers Red Axes, to exciting live sets from Harvey Sutherland, Ross From Friends and Ishmael Ensemble, the team sheet this year is world class. Gottwood regulars Move D, Wolf Music and Craig Richards will also be returning, as well as a momentous b2b between Erol Alkan and Leon Vynehall.

Bradley Zero, Young Marco and the Black Madonna are just a few of the other highlights of this stomping line-up.

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Do the right thing and grab one of the few remaining tickets here.

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. DJ Yellow – Ride The Rhythm (Ian Pooley Remix): Ian Pooley adds his Midas touch to this Marshall Jefferson cover from Paris-based DJ Yellow. Compost Records doing the business on this party-starter.

2. Joe Goddard – Music Is The Answer: Joe Goddard’s sophomore solo album ‘Electric Lines’ is coming out on 21st April on Greco-Roman/Domino, and with tunes this catchy it’s certainly one to look out for. For the Londoners amongst you, catch his next solo live show at Heaven on 4th May.

3. Thundercat – Show You The Way (feat. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins): Thundercat dropped this smooth-as-you-like number featuring the legendary Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald earlier on in the week. It’s a little precursor to his hefty global tour and star-filled LP due out in March – Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell are a just a few of the names featured on the team sheet. Stay tuned.

4. Yaki Incipient – Cracked: This is the second release on new label South Street (see Urulu’s offering for the first) and it’s penned by Yaki Incipient, supposedly an already ‘prominent Dutch house and techno artist’. Mystery aliases aside, the tune’s a thumper and we can’t get enough of the infectious disco loop.

5. Marquis Hawkes – The Burning Light: Marquis Hawkes returns to Aus Music on 10th February with ‘The Sweet Temptation’ EP. ‘The Burning Light’ is the first taster of five tracks in total and it’s sounding euphoric.

Mix of the week’s from London-based Renata and her offering to the Gottwood mix series, just over sixty minutes of balearic goodness, global flavours and chugging house:

Head over to our SoundCloud page for more of our favourite music including recent tracks from Jacques Greene, Gidge and Fold, amongst others.

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Peckham Rye Music Festival – 12th May – 21st May

Peckham Rye Music Festival returns for a second year running, this time bigger and better expanding over two weekends. Taking place over four indoor and outdoor stages within Copeland Park, there’ll be a host of workshops, talks, fringe events and parties to get your teeth into.

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With a stellar list of 14 partners on board including Stamp The Wax, Secretsundaze, Balamii and Field Maneuvers, the nine day festival’s set to showcase a vast amount of talent ranging from renowned international acts to a handful of Peckham’s finest.

Get your earlybirds in here and find out more on the event here.

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. Sauce81 – Dance Tonight: Next up on Alexander Nut’s Eglo Records is this wonderful slice of boogie/disco/funk served up by Tokyo-based producer Sauce81. Pre-orders here.

2. Chaos In The CBD – North Pole Cafe: South London (via New Zealand) producers CITCBD have teamed up with friend and collaborator Jon Sable to present a new imprint, In Dust We Trust. ‘North Pole Cafe’ features on the first EP from said label and it’s both soulful and melancholic. Head over here for the rest of the EP.

3. JeanGa and George – Compromise: As premiered on Dummy Mag yesterday, London-based duo JeanGa and George drop this hypnotic, piano-heavy number as one of the lead singles off their debut album,’European Repetitive Beat‘ (out today).

4. David Douglas – Highway Of Love: Big year for Dutch producer/artist/video director David Douglas with his new album ‘Spectators Of The Universe’ being released on Atomnation on March 24th. His live show sounds like a (technical) blast so keep an eye on his socials for tour dates.

5. Z Lovecraft – Myriad: An all-South London affair here. Rhythm Section family member Z Lovecraft is providing the goods for No Bad Days’ third 12” release, ‘The Creator’. ‘Myriad’ is on the B-side and it’s super smooth.

And for the longer listen. This week’s edition of Harbinger Kurt’s Bloop radio show – an exploration of ‘the wonderfully opaque landscape of electronic music ’ – is filled with some excellent unsigned material, popular forthcoming releases and some of their older favourites too. It’s a goodie.

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Human Drizzle: The Playlist, January 2017

January’s edition of our monthly playlist is bursting with a wide range of talent from all across the globe.

There’s a strong presence from excellent South London labels Church, No Bad Days, Rhythm Section AND Chaos In The CBD’s new In Dust We Trust label. Disco belters on Razor-N-Tape Records, Eglo Records and The Black Madonna’s new label We Still Believe, an ode to 90’s rave from Australian producer Francis Inferno Orchestra and a tasty addition to London pals SlothBoogie’s (fairly) new premieres feature from G. Markus.

And one for the diaries. 4th March we’re having a party. Lock it in.

 

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The Hydra at Printworks – 22.04.17

Saturday 22nd April, The Hydra are bringing this belter of a line-up to Printworks, one of London’s most exciting new venues. Don’t hang around, secure your place for the 10-hour masterclass behind the decks at the cavernous venue now.

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Pampa Records head-honcho DJ Koze heads up the billing in this star-studded affair. Sharing a passion for crate-digging, both Motor City Drum Ensemble and Jeremy Underground also appear on the line-up and will be serving up the finest in disco, house, funk and everything in between.

And as if that’s not enough, Rush Hour co-founder Antal and The Hydra’s very own Dolan Bergin complete the line-up for this special event at Canada Water’s brand new hot spot.

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Do the right thing and grab a ticket now for this landmark party. Don’t sleep – they’ll be gone real soon.

 

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