Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Rough At The Bottom

Bonar Bradberry and Tom Thorpe make up the boogie boat that is Pbr Streetgang. One of the most interesting and underrated collaborations in club land that has earned them respect across the spectrum, from Crazy P and Greg Wilson to Nic Fanciulli and Ralph Lawson.

Their unique musical approach threads paradise garage disco to deep groovy house and techno seamlessly, never failing to connect with the crowd. Over the last five years of their Dj partnership this has evolved into an audience enthralling show that flows effortlessly from ableton live to the turntables and back again. These sets are the trademark sound of their northern home, "Asylum" at the Mint Club in Leeds, where they have played host to everyone from Theo Parrish and Danny Krivit to Steve Lawler and Luciano. In the last coupe of years they have toured Australia and closer to home Ireland, as well as leaving their mark on the festival circuit playing to the packed Strongbow tents at the Isle of Wight and V festival. This summer has seen a full schedule from the bright lights of their debut at Glastonbury and the Garden Festival Croatia… their dates for WeLove Space, Ibiza for the second year running. To the more local but equally loved places, Kendall calling Festival and the infamous Below parties in Birmingham.

Not just content with expressing themselves on the ‘ones and two’s they have developed their craft in the studio, with their first releases on Red Music being followed up by their first major remix of Crazy P “Love on the Line”. This year they've had new tracks out Future Classic & Dj History (as Bonar Bradberry) and have more on Wolf Music and YamWho? ‘s new label ISM to look out for. Whether its gigs or music, this a boat trip you shouldn’t miss…Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

. PBR Streetgang- "Rough at the Bottom" mix by bonar

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Melting Pot New Year Party

Melting Pot have an amazing New Years Eve party this year if your in Glasgow,with some outstanding guests joining residents Simon Cordiner and Andrew Pirie at the Admiral in Glasgow to celebrate New Year in true disco fashion.

Greg Wilson (Credit to the Edit)
After asking early enough this year they finally get our man to play at our Hogmanay shindig! Not only that, but this is part of his tour to promote his amazing new Credit to the Edit Vol. 2 album on Tirk, a worthy follow up to the original!

Greg is unashamedly one of their favourite guests and one that we all very much look forward to putting on. Melting Pot were one of the first clubs to have Greg play when he came out of his self imposed exile in December 2003. He had retired from DJing in 1983 whilst resident at Manchester’s legendary Hacienda, but not before he had placed his hallmark on the black music scene in the North of England, at clubs like Legend in Manchester and Wigan Pier, bringing the sounds of New York electro boogie to the UK.

Greg continues to go from strength to strength, with worldwide DJ dates from USA to Japan, Australia, Brazil, all over Europe and the summer festival circuit. This year started off in spectacular fashion with his long overdue debut on the BBC Essential Mix – a total classic! In between that, his production work is still prodigious with various remixes and edits finding their way out on a plethora of labels, including his own Ruff Edits label.

We will be treated to another electro, boogie, funk workout by the master himself, along with his trusty Revox reel to reel machine.

The Revenge (Jiscomusic / Instruments of Rapture)
2009 has certainly been a breakthrough year for Graeme Clark AKA The Revenge. Having first come to everyone's attention with some fantastic edits on the wonderful Jiscomusic label they asked Graeme along to play at Melting Pot at the start of the year - where he absolutely rocked it with his signature blend of slo-mo house edits, full-on disco, house, afro, etc. What better way to celebrate the past year, where The Revenge blew up in a worldwide scale, than to get him back for their New Year Party!

This year has seen a tour of Australia, dates across Europe, the States, Japan, and what seemed to be a weekly release of new productions and remixes. Labels like Instruments of Rapture have showcased Graeme’s individual work, alongside The 6th Borough Project which he does with Craig Smith. Remixes have been coming thick and fast for the likes of the Sunburst Band on Z and new Jiscomusic label Under The Shade; not to mention the other productions and DJ dates he does as Ooft and the L.E.S.S. label he runs. How he has time to fit it all in is a mystery to us!

They are super excited that we have managed to persuade Graeme to stay in Glasgow for New Year; they also know that he is rather looking forward to this himself.

Tickets are £20 in advance-£18 early bird tickets, available at Rubadub Records,Aspecto and The Admiral Bar & Club Glasgow.