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Human Drizzle Presents


Human Drizzle Presents - CopyBoy are we excited to get on down to The Yard Theatre for Human Drizzle presents on Saturday 3rd August. We’ve invited three super-talented DJs for your dancing delight, we can’t wait to hear them spin some tunes in this fantastic venue. Spread the word on FB here and grab your tickets now from the following link:

If you’re unfamiliar with the DJs, allow us to shed some light:

We’ve been big fans of jack of all trades Ben Gomori for a while now. The multi-talented producer, DJ, A&R scout and radio host first stole our hearts back in October last year with his nothing-short-of-glorious remix of Dan Croll’s ‘From Nowhere’. It’s so good we placed it at number five in our Top Ten Tracks of 2012 and has had vinyl limited edition release proper, TODAY!

More recently he’s been running his own weekly podcast of brand spanking new music, Turned On. Feast your ears on the most recent episode for a flavour:

We’ve also got Vanilla Ace on the 1s and 2s. Blending disco and house this up and coming DJ also known as Sam Young has been tipped for big things this year. He’s had releases on Toolroom RecordsOff Recordings and Ministry Of Sound to name a few and we can’t wait to hear him play:

For the longer listen, check out this super-fun mix he’s recently done for Spirit Soul Records:

Headlining the night is red-hot London producer, Copy Paste Soul. 2013 has seen a steady rise for CPS after two excellent releases on the super-cool Exploited Records. Having seen him play recently with David August, there’s no doubt in our minds that he’s going to set the place a light.

Feast your ears on his set for the one and only Carl Cox’s opening party at Space in Ibiza just a fortnight ago:

Lots of things to get excited about, we hope you’ll agree. We look forward to seeing you all down there!


Human Drizzle: The Playlist, July 2013

June = Glastonbury. It felt like it was literally the only thing people talked about. In a shameless attempt to piggyback on that success, here’s our latest playlist, at least some of which was made by artists who may have been at Glastonbury! We’re essentially an official event partner.

Aaaaand, it’s time to start snapping up those final early bird tickets for Human Drizzle presents… They, quite literally, won’t be around forever. £6 to hear from Copy Paste Soul (who smashed it at Fire last week with David August), Vanilla Ace and Ben Gomori. It’s excitingly close now:

And here are our Top 5 tracks of the month:

1. Detroit Swindle – The Make Up: Toe-tapping, head-nodding banger unleashed as the Dutch duo’s debut release on their new label, Heist Recordings.

2. Clean Bandit – Dust Clears: A melting pot of classical strings, catchy hooks and rhythm and blues, this innovative outfit and HD favourite continue to go from strength to strength.

3. Pick A Piper – Cinders And Dust (Grown Folk Remix): Grown Folk concocted this stirring rework of Caribou drummer’s side project Pick A Piper. Fully bolstered with low end synths, vocal loops and charming reverb.

4. Lane 8 – Be Mine: Catchy, sun-kissed jam from one of our favourite rising US producers, Lane 8. Could go on and on (and on), this.

5. Alex Metric & Jacques Lu Cont – Safe With You: Straight up banger from euphoric dance dream team. Vocal from Nikki and The Dove’s Malin feels warm inside.


Human Drizzle Presents

We are very pleased to announce the details of the third instalment of Human Drizzle Presents, due to take place on Saturday 3rd August.

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We’re chuffed to be working with The Hive Project in taking over the fantastic space at The Yard Theatre and welcoming three DJs into the intimate space in Hackney Wick for your dancefloor delectation. Earlybird tickets are practically being given away at £6 a pop right now – so what better time to grab yours from Resident Advisor and then tell all your friends about it on Facebook?

Over the course of the evening we shall be welcoming the following DJs to play:




If you’re not familiar with their work, allow us to introduce them:

First of all we welcome jack of all trades Ben Gomori. The multi-talented producer, DJ, A&R scout and radio host first stole our hearts back in October last year with his nothing-short-of-glorious remix of Dan Croll’s ‘From Nowhere’. It’s so good we placed it at number five in our Top Ten Tracks of 2012.

Since then he’s been running his own excellent weekly podcast ‘Turned On’, dabbling with a hosting slot on the Eastern Electrics podcast, and hunting for fresh talent as A&R scout for London-based electronic music label Glasgow Underground. Wrap your ears round this re-work of Bobby Brown’s classic ‘Two Can Play That Game’ we featured back in April, it’s a summer jam if we ever heard one:

We’re also thrilled to have Vanilla Ace playing. Having had releases on Toolroom Records, Off Recordings and Ministry Of Sound and having cropped up on mixes left, right and centre (including two appearances on The Magician’s Magic Tape Series), his brilliant blend of lively disco and deep house confirms Vanilla Ace as one of our favourite budding London producers.

Here’s our pick of his bunch, so to speak:

Headlining the night is red-hot London producer, Copy Paste Soul. 2013 has seen a steady rise for CPS after two excellent releases on the super-cool Exploited Records, the first being ‘Look At Me’:

With support slots for David August and Isaac Tichauer already in the diary, we’ve no doubt he’ll be in fine form to get everyone’s feet shuffling on 3rd August.

Head to his Soundcloud to hear more of his material. As well as his recent ‘Blink’ EP above, you’ll find a whole lot more, along with his remixes for heavyweights such as Deadmau5 and Photek. For an idea of the kind of infectious sets he throws down, check these two mixes out. The first one he did for Exploited Records, the latter for T Williams’s Rinse FM show. Slide the cursor one hour in for that one.

Human Drizzle, offline. We’ve got three top DJs laying down some mighty fine tunes in this unique and intimate venue.

We can barely contain our excitement – see you down there.

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Vanilla Ace – Bring It Back

Comically-named Londoner Vanilla Ace is one of our favourite producers right now. Having got our attention with the bouncy disco of ‘Vanilla Sky’ and the slow-burning deep house masterpiece ‘Hide’ last year, he’s back with ‘Musicology’, a new EP on OFF Recordings.

‘Bring it Back’ is the pick of the two tracks on ‘Musicology’. Like the best work of David August and his pals at Diynamic Music, this one is in no hurry: taking its time and building slowly into a really intoxicating piece of house music. Perfect for a Friday. While you’re here, why not enjoy ‘Vanilla Sky’ too? It’s been a long week and, you know what, you’ve earnt it. Well done you.

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SlothBoogie’s Bumpin’ Mix (feat. Casino Times & Crazy P)

This week, the mighty SlothBoogie released a Bumpin’ Mix – even being so kind as to give away the first 100 downloads. As big fans of his work, we were pleased about this – and we were even more pleased when said mix opened up with two absolute corkers. The second of these is the joyful ‘Heartbreaker’ by Crazy P, whom we have loved for some time now and whom we are excited about seeing live at XOYO on Friday 7th December. Hey, you should come too.

And the first tune of the mix, which is really special, is by Oxford duo Casino Times, who have an EP out on Needwant. Entitled ‘I Wanna Know’, it’s a slow-burning epic with an urgency that slowly grows and dissipates in a way that suggests these chaps really (no, really) know what they’re doing.

These two tracks call to mind two previous favourites of ours, by David August and Robert Babicz. We’ve posted these below too so you can wildly disagree, hunt us down and abuse us physically and verbally for the spurious comparison. Alternatively, use Twitter or Facebook. They’ve made things like this a lot easier.

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Beacons Festival 2013

There are those who say that there are too many festivals in the UK these days. Certainly the last few years have seen the births (and, in some cases, the deaths) of many a ’boutique’ summer shindig and, as Adam Buxton tells us, the experience is unrecognisable from what it once was. But our problem with festivals isn’t the quinoa salads, childcare facilities and wacky fancy dress.

It’s the rampant commercialism that means paying through the nose for watery Red Stripes and inaccurate programmes, and being treated like David Miranda whenever you have the temerity to move from one area to another. Beacons promised to be different – with its reluctant booking feesencouragement of public transport, and talk of local ale houses. And indeed it was: the setting was spectacular, the staff were accommodating, and the atmosphere was a lot more relaxed than many of its competitors.

And then there was the music. T Williams is one of our favourite live acts at the moment and he delivered again here, kicking the weekend off in style with a barnstorming Friday night set on the Red Bull Music Academy stage (well, truck). Resident Advisor’s tent played host to crowd-pleasing sets from John Talabot and Dauwd, and the main stage was treated to intense performances from Gold Panda and SBTRKT.

There were even guitars on show, with Local Natives impressive in the headline slot and Dutch Uncles proving a captivating spectacle (mostly due to frontman Duncan Wallis’s unbelievable shapes – for more on them, head here). And culture too, in various guises – including a screening of the amazing ‘Made of Stone’, with a Shane Meadows Q&A and everything.

Rodigan & Iration Steppers rounded off the weekend with a reggae-themed Sunday, sending the crowds on their way and warming them up for Notting Hill Carnival the next weekend. A top weekend, then, and props to the organisers for doing things a bit differently. Roll on Beacons 2014.

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