Really enjoying this new mix for FACT by Stokey local and former hip-hop producer, Mr. Beatnik. Hopefully this mix gives him some of the recognition he deserves.
This mix is full of top quality vinyl - Beatnik is a vinyl only DJ. This is great selection of house and techno, with tracks from the likes of Marcelus, Levon Vincent and Barker & Baumecker.
Mr. Beatnik certainly smashed this one to pieces - enjoy!
CLUBZ explores dance music from New York City, its history and why it is once again gaining momentum in the UK
By Chloe Kitts of Under the Disco Ball
Published: 27th March 2013
NEW YORK CITY has always been a creative hub for dance music going back to the 70s when resident Francis Grasso laid the foundations for the modern-day DJ.
With the use of beat matching to create long blends he ensured his eclectic track selection flowed, taking his audience on a musical journey.
Grasso created a platform from which dance music culture has evolved.
At the same time as Grasso, a New York party at The Loft hosted by David Mancuso was crossing social barriers.
Disregarding race or sexual orientation The Loft became known as place where you could let yourself go to the music, it was about freedom, togetherness and sharing of music.
Mark Henning - You’re Digging Into Me
Great tune to wack up loud on a sunny afternoon like today!
Just a little heads up to let you know that my “Weekend Top Picks” will now be out on a Wednesday, so you can plan ahead a little and get those tickets and guestlist names in a little earlier!
Motor City Drum Ensemble - Send A Prayer EP Part 1
Released: Feb 2013
This reminds me of Secretsundaze last August bank holiday at The Roundhouse in Camden, that was a great party!
As we are coming to the end of January and overcoming the blues we can think about a year full of brilliant music and new friends. I can’t wait!
What was your favourite party of 2012?
Funny clip of John Snow talking Techno!
Tone Control presents: Tomson
9pm till 2am
Tone Control Music bring you a night of deep and soulful underground dance featuring special guest, Tomson from Development and we_ctrl records in Manchester. After a special night from steel city residents thatmanmonkz and Pete Simpson in October, Tone Control brings northern party vibes to London once again with one of Manchester’s finest, unique up and coming electronic house music artists.
Matty Archer and Si Finnegan (Soul City/Tone Control) will be setting the scene for a night house, electronic, boogie and beyond! And it’s free so, more cash for booze to help you bust out of the January blues!
deep and soulful dance music
house/electronic/boogie and beyond
What’s the word? Tomson has crammed a lot into his 28 years to date. During his long standing residency at the infamous Development parties in Manchester Tom played alongside luminaries such as Masters at Work, Ron Trent, Lil’ Louis, Danny Krivit, Osunlade, Dixon, Larry Heard, Carl Craig and many others, subsequently going on to DJ across the UK, Europe and South Africa.
As a solo artist and alongside regular partner in crime Benedict, Tomson has remixed for artists such as Atjazz, Paris Brightledge, Ronnie Ron, Flowriders and Tone Control as well as producing original material for labels such as Freerange, Morris Audio, Huddtraxx, Tone Control Music, Deepermotions, Urbantorque, Development Music, Kolour and Smooth Agent.
Hop Skip Jump - Stevo Wonder & Bobby Pleasure
Star of Bethnal Green/ 359 Bethnal Green Road; Bethnal Green; London E2 6LG; United Kingdom
9PM - 2AM
2012 is so last year.
To ease you into 2013, it’s a great pleasure to welcome along…
Bobby Pleasure & Stevo Wonder (Somethinksounds)
2012 was a big year for our friends over at Somethinksounds, with releases from a continually diverse range of artists coming thick and fast and including one of Hop Skip Jump’s records of the year – Ossie’s Black Orange Juice Project’s ‘Back Of My Car’ twelve.
As well as being a part of the Somethinksounds family, Stevo Taylor and Bobby Pleasure’s DJ sets have been heard all over London in 2012. Whether holding down their weekly residency at Shoreditch’s Drunken Monkey or providing support to such luminaries as Francois K, No Regular Play and Love Fever at London’s biggest and best venues. Not to mention appearances at Newcastle’s Jaunt, The Garden Festival over in Croatia and of course, Somethinksounds own events in London and Berlin, these two know how to fill a dancefloor and we can’t wait to let them get hold of our rotaries.
Backing them up as ever, our residents will be holding down the 1s & 2s, bringing the usual blend of soulful beats and treats to keep the party rocking until the small hours.
See you on the floor
Abbatoir The Party: Smoke at White Rabbit
9PM - 4AM
As a new world dawns we inhale fresh opportunities and blow away the lingering cobwebs with the winds of change.
Veiled and mist like the Abattoir vanguard rise with a renewed vigour and passion ready to exhale our electronic verse and esoteric dance extracts upon a fresh audience.
Using the full capacity of our White Rabbit warren we now bring you 2 floors of the finest classic and cutting edge music alongside a new experimental band and live performance piece every month.
Upstairs we’ll lovingly craft funk, soul, disco and hip hop into party centric unions while our basement DJs indulge in house, electro, acid and techno revelry to get you deep, down and dirty.
Inhale, exhale and prepare to be engulfed by SMOKE..
FREE. ALL NIGHT LONG.
Performance by New Noveta
Live music by Vindicatrix
Tom Ellis provides us with a stunning mix of mostly his own tracks, plus a couple of remixes. Lush…