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Found Festival – Brockwell Park 13th June

Just over two weeks now until Found Festival presents five carefully curated electronic stages of electronic music at its new home of Brockwell Park in South London’s Brixton. Block out Saturday 13th June in the diary if you’ve not already.

The line-up is now complete and with the likes of George FitzGerald, Nick Curly and party promoters Feelings hosting stages, it’s looking very tasty indeed. Not to mention big hitters Guy Gerber, Motor City Drum Ensemble and Genius Of Time on the main stage. Here’s how the full line-up is looking:

Tickets can be bought here. There’s only a limited number of £35 tickets left before they move on up in price, so you best get to it.

Delve into Motor City Drum Ensemble’s Boiler Room to get you in the mood:

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Found Festival 2015

Saturday 13th June – a date for the diary. Found Festival returns in the new environs of Brockwell Park in Brixton. Same top line-up, different grassy patch to dance on.

Your boy George Fitzgerald heads up a stage this year and, propped up by big boys like Barnt and KiNK, we’re sure he’ll bring the house down. His recently released album would appear to confirm that:

To be honest, the KiNK live show is worth the entrance fee alone (this is almost too good to watch/listen to at work):

The pick of the other stages is NTS’s effort, a showcase of their deep bench of DJs. Bossman Mr Wonderful and globetrotter Bradley Zero will undoubtedly on the money.

Basically, see you there. The perfect pick-me-up as memories of this begin to fade…

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Dim The Lights – 21st June

Get the diary out, clear Saturday 21st June and dim those lights…

In anticipation of an extra-spesh new club night, atmospherically named ‘Dim The Lights’, co-founder Hayden has whipped together a warm-up mix and it’s a delight:

If nothing else (and there’s plenty else), it reminded us what a massive, massive tune Carly Simon’s ‘Why (Does Your Love Hurt So Much)’ is. Nile Roger’s production work on it makes Chic’s Daft Punk-fuelled resurgence NOT SURPRISING AT ALL.

Anyway, join Hayden, Si and headliners Man Make Music DJs for an evening of fine house music. Details here. Oh, and it’s free. Which is great.

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Chase The Compass present Barrientos 30/05

Date for the diary here guys.

Pals of HD, Chase the Compass, are dipping their toes into the party game with a tasty little line-up at Nomad Bar in Shoreditch on Friday 30th May.

Headlining is Glaswegian Barrientos and we agree with Pete on this one:

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Sounds fun right? More info here and tickets here. Get stuck in.

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LEAF 2013

Now, we don’t usually give the announcement of a new festy a quadruple take, but this one caught our eye.
LEAF is a London-based three-dayer celebrating the city’s electronic music heritage. It pushes all our buttons with talks from luminaries such as Giorgio Moroder and New Order right through to upstarts like Eats Everything and Happa. Major Lazer, Trentmoller and Omar Souleyman chip in with live sets, and we could go on but it’s becoming Buzzfeed-esque (“17 events you wish you could go to, but  can’t!”)
LEAF is helmed by veteran selector Rob da Bank, together with International Music Summit creator Ben Turner, and you can get your tickets and further info here.
Here are some tunes to whet your appetite, if you needed it whetting any more:
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Cat Power – Manhattan (Ryan Hemsworth Remix Ft. Angel Haze)

Ok, we can’t keep it from you any longer. HD favourite Ryan Hemsworth is touring Europe and, for those of you in our fair capital, he’s playing a free gig on Friday at Birthdays. Please don’t come as we’d like to get in. Please.

Get in the mood/placate yourself at not getting in with this charming rework of Cat Power’s ‘Manhatten’. He drafts in the borough’s biggest cheerleader (and hot-as-hell lyricist) Angel Haze to provide a vocal counterpoint to the quirkiness of Ms. Power.

Here’s a decent radio rip of ‘Manhatten’ together with the soaring ‘BasedWorld’ below:

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London Grammar – Hey Now

London Grammar should really have been our blog name, given our predilection for both aspects, but we wouldn’t have wanted to deprive this trio of their creative moniker. Plus, they’ve been going for loads longer so we imagine they bagsied it first.
We digress. Not much is known about the elusive threesome but they have an EP in the works and have recently chucked their first single out to the web wolves. It’s called ‘Hey Now’ and it’s an atmospheric, lo-fi piece of electronica given fresh legs by a beautiful female vocal. Pitchfork rightly draw comparisons with a recent Wild Beasts reworking of Jessie Ware’s ‘Night Light’; both are seasonal treats:
Mysteriously all other traces of them online, live sessions and the like, appear to have been taken down, so this is your lot for now. Definitely enough to whet the appetite…
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