Sunday, 26 December 2010

Merry Christmas

A very Merry Christmas to everyone!, Hope you all had a wonderful and special time. A big thanks for all the support, help and great friendships over the past year and beyond. 2010 has been an outstanding year for music with some amazing productions and labels breaking through, This look set to carry on well into 2011 with some great releases in the pipeline already. The coming year promises to bring some new exciting events and gigs so keep your eyes peeled. Many thanks, Much love and a very Merry Xmas.....

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Hogmanay Ho'Down

December 31st see's Billy Woods (Supermax) and Craig Moog (Electrofunkdiscotek) join together for a disco meltdown at the Brunswick hotel in Glasgow's Merchant City for the end of the year Hogmanay Ho'Down. Billy's been busy during 2010 with some great events and gigs including Che Supermax, Party's at SWG3 and slots alongside Daniel Wang, Red Rack'em and Optimo's Jonnie Wilkes. Supermax party's have seen great attendance with people such as Christopher Kane, Tim Sweeney, Tim Goldsworthy, Jim Lambie, Geoff Ellis, Slam and Horse Meat Disco DJ's Jim Stanton & James Hillard dropping in to previous club nite's to experience the ride.

Craig Moog has played at some of the city's greatest party's this year including The Wee Chill Festival, Electric Frog and Solid Gold Safari with DJ slots alongside people such as Italy's Francisco (Jollymusic), Maelstrom (Solardisco) and Norway's cosmic disco master Rune Lindbaek (Paper Recordings). Craig also runs the the Electrofunkdiscotek nights at the Brunswick which see's him and Billy team up on a bi-monthly basis for Supermax.

Expect a taste of the decadent sound systems of New York's disco era, with local loudspeaker designer and acoustic engineer Bob Balmain on hand to deliver the sound with a super rare fully restored ‘D’ model Bozak and Urei rotary mixers for superior sound reproduction. Expect a soundtrack of Disco, Italo, Wild Style, Prog, Rock'n'Roll, Electric Muzik and Cosmic Sounds. They will also be joined by Glasgow's finest percussionist Martin Bongo on live Percussion, chimes and breaks.

The night runs from 8pm - Late over Two levels. Tickets are £10 and are available from The Brunswick Hotel. A great way to end the year disco children!, Not to be missed....

Monday, 6 December 2010

La Cheetah Club Presents Francisco

Roman party ignitor and master of all things disco, Francisco (Jollymusic), will be joining us in Glasgow for a pre Christmas shake down. Francisco is one of the most eclectic dance artists that has been working in the Italian music scene, especially because of his fresh and quirky sound made of Italo Disco, Funk and Old School Chicago House. So many DJ's from Italy and Europe had taken notice of his music just after the release of his first two solo records "Salvation" and "Fregna" both on Pigna records. Francisco's music has been featured on many compilations by people such as Dr. Electroluv or numerous ones issued by the famous British dance magazines Jockey Slut and DJ Magazine. Francisco is ready now to step ahead introducing newer tracks such as "Moon Roller" and a full length album named "Music Business". Both works showing that he represents the heritage of the purest Italo disco. His show is made of humor and groove, all based on a perfect mixing technique that has been acknowledged during the many experiences on the road thanks to his previous projects such as Mat101 and Jollymusic.

Francisco plays the La Cheetah Club (below Max's Kansas City) on Queen St Glasgow on Friday 17th December for a "Black Friday Disco Speciale" Support comes from The Wasp (Pest Control Records) and Craig Moog (Electrofunkdiscotek). Tickets £7 on door 11pm-3am. Black Friday just got a whole lot brighter......

Francisco - Wrong Era promo Mix by Slow Motion Records

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Xmas Party W/The Revenge/Melting Pot/Slabs Of The Tabernacle/DJ Dribbler

Yorkhill Santa Caus is hosting a Christmas party at The Sub Club on the 15th of December in conjunction with Piggyback People to help raise money for Yorkhill children’s hospital charity.
They’ve put together quite a line up of Glasgow's Finest....

Slabs Of The Tabernacle, DJ Dribbler and The Melting Pot DJ’s will be cooking up a tasty brew of Italo, Techno, House, Disco, Funk, Soul, Electro, Jazz, Indie, Rock and more to get you prepped up for Christmas party frolics..
Finally they have special guest The Revenge (Instruments Of Rapture) who they are more than happy to announce will be headlining the night with a rare Glasgow appearance.
The Revenge has been treating the world to his own productions and some heavy duty disco remixes of late which we’ve been a particular fan off. His DJ work over the years has included spots with Jimpster, Joe Claussell, Domu, Mark E, Mad Mats, Seiji, Yousef, Jeff Mills, Jazzy Jeff, MAW, Sinden, James Lavelle and many, many more.

Mark this one in your diaries folks, it’s unlikely you’ll get bundle like this all in one pop again!
Tickets are only £4.00 on the door before midnight, £6.00 after. All proceeds go to Yorkhill children’s hospital Charity, which is a great cause I’m sure you would agree.
First 50 guests through the door are free!
, You would be mad to miss this one....

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Enzo Ponzio Reworks

One of our favourite artists over at Piece Together, Enzo Ponzio see's the release of a great reworks package with new mixes coming courtesy of Kid Who stepping up to rework "My 80's Funk" and Discodromo taking on "Italian Boy". The Sicilian artist started his career as a DJ in 1991. He worked for several years in parties and clubs in Sicily and then decided to move to Milan, where he soon started working as a composer and sessionman in productions of other artists. He published,with the label ‘Scenario Music’, his first solo album with the title ‘"Sopra la Soglia"’ creating thus a new project, ‘Ganesh’, founded by him. In the meantime he started collaborating with artists having a dance background and, above all, he started playing his dj sets. He became a resident Dj in several important lounge clubs in Milan, including among others ‘Roialto’. He produced several singles for ‘Scenario music’ and covered a lot of distance along the way. His sound is firmly based in electronic music,taking in Italo,cosmic disco and some spaced out electronica.

Enzo has had the support from artists such as Lindstrom, Prins Thomas, Aeroplane, Xaver Naudascher, Billy Bogus and Diskjokke to name but a few,and also great support from labels such as Eskimo Recordings, Internasjonal, Solardisco and Bear Funk, With most of his new releases coming courtesy of Pizzico Records. The Reworks come as a little tribute and celebration to Enzo's long view, Out now. Enjoy the sound....

Enzo Ponzio - My 80's Funk (Kid Who Rework) by Pizzico Records

Tiki Disco

Saturday 4th December see's Tiki Disco take place at one of Glasgow's newest bars. The Tiki Bar & Kitsch Inn on Bath Street is a welcome addition to the Glasgow bar scene, providing great Tiki inspired cocktails and a cosy vibe to shake of your winter blues. DJ Craig Moog (Electrofunkdiscotek) will be digging deeper to supply the soundtrack of the night covering Disco, Re-Edits, Cosmic Sounds, Electronica and Exotica. Kicks off at 9pm and entry is free...

Beatfanatic

Beatfanatic is just one of the aliases of Ture Sjöberg, a Stockholm based producer. Not only a crate-digger of epic proportions, Ture is also a prodigious producer of some of the most forward thinking disco around at the moment. He is also label manager for Soundscape Records, a label concentrated on releasing eclectic disco music. This year has seen him release an outstanding album (Beatfanatic 2010), EPs, some great reworks & remixes and some top class edits. He always manages to strike a great balance between his synth laden disco flavored dance tracks with more smooth midtempo Balearic groovers and some killer cosmic disco tracks all containing his amazing production values.

With new releases dropping in 2011 on labels such as Kodak Giant Sounds and Soundscape he is one guy to watch out for. The track "Zink Loyd" included here is taken from his new album and is available from Traxsource and Juno. Enjoy the music....

Beatfanatic; Zink Loyd (from the album "2010" scrcd006) by beatfanatic

Drop Your Weapon

A second helping of Crazy P reworks, this time with Faze Action and Brennan Green behind the mixing desk. Faze Action step up first, applying upbeat boogie-disco-house pressure to "Drop Your Weapon". Featuring catchy cowbells, electro synth frills and a hot electro-disco bassline section, that will keep those disco dancers strutting their stuff. Brennan Green goes deep on side B, playing it cool with "3 Play It Cool". This is a subtle, percussive groove ridden track that gets under your skin. DJ support comes from Sasse, Graeme Clark/ The Revenge, Severino Panzetta, Trus'me, Pete Herbert, Ashley Beedle, Leo Elstob, James Teej, Chris Duckenfield and loads more. Enjoy....

Crazy Penis - Drop Your Weapon (Faze Action Edit) by Paper Recordings

Mark E


As the snow flies we have a great new mix from Mark E (Jisco/MERC) from the Warm HQ to heat you up! The term "re-edit" implies distance. To edit is to look upon from above, move parts around, exercise judgment over an object to give it shape—to play God. Add a "re-" and double the expanse. Mark E's music emits nothing like this. Its remit is to get as far inside the grooves he's working with as possible, so deep that he knows them better than the people who made them did, in order to isolate everything ripe and distend it forever. And he puts you so close up that you can see the veins. Mark's edits blossom, draw the ear closer, suspend time; they overwhelm you with their sheer patient grandeur. They're gilded memories of the records Mark E is working with, playing like the highlight reels of his mind.

This mix comes in preparation for his appearance at the Warm NYE party at The CAMP with Phonica Records in London alongside Mathew Jonson (Live), Ame (Live), Move D, Gerd Janson and the Phonica / Warm Residents. A great New Year not to be missed. Enjoy the mix.....

Mark E Mix November 2010 by warmhq

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Siula Grande

Yet another quality record from the NEEDWANT camp, this time we have Bonar Bardberry (PBR Streetgang) delivering the goods. Title track "Siula Grande" is a killer downtempo groove complete with a slightly menacing bassline & lovely warm minor chords. For those who like to go deeper Pete Herbert (Reverso 68) steps up to remix this one on a slightly more uptempo tip and it's a blinder. On the flipside we have "For All Time" which is all Analogue Bass, Double handclap's & Piano sounds giving this track a great feel. On remixing duties for this we have Burnski (20:20 Vision) who takes it in a totally Disco direction with his relentlessly groovy take, carving out a great version.

A sure fire winner of a 12" which is a great addition to any record box. Nice to see a label keeping up a great standard of releases. Go on NEEDWANT.

Bonar Bradberry "Suila Grande" Pete Herbert Remix (NeedWant Records) by pete herbert

Liquid Events

As a warm up for the Wee Chill music festival in Glasgow on Saturday 23rd October, Liquid Events will be hosting a pre-party at the Admiral Bar & Club this Saturday 25th September. With a great line up of bands and Dj's, the nite looks set to be a good one. From 8pm The Black Hand Gang alongside Amy Beskin & The Way Home (London) plus Jumpers Knee will be playing live. From midnight onwards Wee Chill resident Dj's Kev Stevens & Craig Moog (Piece Together) will be playing alongside Earl Chef DeParty (Solid Gold Safari) & Le Shark Box, bringing you a storming soundtrack of Re-Edits, Disco, Italo, Deep House and Electronic Gems.

Get down early and bring your dancing shoes!

The Admiral
72 Waterloo St
Glasgow
G2 7DA
8pm-3am

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Studio Warehouse Supermax

Following on from the notoriously riotous Ché Supermax party, Der Supermax Løve Machine presents you with yet another amazing Muzic & Fashion sexploitational show!

Glasgow DJ's Jonnie Wilkes (Optimo) and Billy Woods (Supermax/Ghost Town) join forces once again to bring you another fantastic party, this time set in Glasgow's famous SWG3 (Studio Warehouse Glasgow) on Saturday 11th September. Bringing the fashion into the music "We Love To Boogie" vintage clothing will be supplying obscure vintage finds exclusively from their store for the catwalk show.

Expect a taste of the decadent sound systems of New York's disco era, with local loudspeaker designer and acoustic engineer Bob Balmain on hand to deliver the sound with a super rare fully restored ‘D’ model Bozak rotary mixer for superior sound reproduction. Expect a soundtrack of Disco, Italo, Wild Style, Prog, Rock'n'Roll, Electric Muzik and Cosmic Sounds. Christopher Kane, Tim Sweeney, Tim Goldsworthy, Jim Lambie, Geoff Ellis, Slam and Horse Meat Disco Dj's Jim Stanton & James Hillard are just some of the names who’ve dropped in to previous club nite's to experience the ride.

Proceedings kick off at 9pm-3am. These party's always sell out fast so get there early to ensure entry. Tickets available from Ticket Scotland & We Love To Boogie. One night not to be missed!..


Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Spiral

Fernando Pulichino is not only a producer and DJ but also a multi instrumentalist, live performer and singer songwriter. Since the age of 14 he has been an accomplished bass player and his many musical talents have grown and flourished making him a prominent player in modern music. Fernando’s extensive discography is testament to his numerous releases under guises such as Silver City, Fernando, Ciudad Feliz, The Spirals, Julian and Fernando and he is also a member of Ralph Lawson’s 20/20 Soundsystem. His singles, remixes and albums have been released on some of the most prominent labels around including Get Physical, Soma, 20/20 Vision, Redux, Bearfunk and Prins Thomas’s Internasjonals, to name a few.
His DJing and live performing talents have meant he has played alongside some of the best DJ’s and live musicians at clubs like Fabric, Watergate, Back to Basics and Space in Ibiza. As well as this Fernando continues to play regularly at festivals like Sonar, Glastonbury, The Big Chill and Garden Festival in Croatia.

In 2010 Fernando’s talents continue to blossom displaying his range of musicality by mixing elements of house, nu-disco and punk for a wide range of projects. As an artist he encompasses an impressive range yet always tailors his performance to the individual occasion, reading the crowd and delivering a well-timed narrative of the best sounds around. His new release on Solardisco Recordings "Spiral" see's him reworking the Vangelis Balearic track, taking it up a notch and into deep disco overdrive. With two other tracks on the EP "Adventure" and "Love Sequence" which are more blissed-out affairs, these will be perfect for those warm-up moments or while reminiscing of sunsets on the Adriatic.

Fernando - Love Sequence by Solardisco

Space Ranger

Space Ranger come from the stars. The trio based in Stuttgart have a wide experience and an unlimited love for music. In their previous disguises they have done remixes for the likes of Kool & The Gang, Sugababes and Kurtis Blow, but now they are absolutely focused on this new project. Space is the place. The three members their DJ careers in late 80s / early 90s and they are strongly influenced by the deep club sound of those days. Combining sophisticated production skills, a huge range of analogue equipment and a long-term experience of what works on dance floors around the world they know how to move the crowds. By accessing to samples taken from a huge collection of old-school dance, disco and soul records they are creating the distinctive and sophisticated house and disco sound of today.

After the success of the "Star Wash EP" the trio present two new boogie banger's from their voyage to the stars in order to make the wait for their debut album (due out in October 2010) a lot more bearable. Cosmic disco galore, with Madrid-based producer Rayko slowing the title track "Superstring" down a tad more and making it even more psychedelic than it already is, and Italian legends Ajello using their stardust on "Shave Me, I'm Famous" for extra space spice. Both releases come courtesy of the brilliant new Lovemonk Records from Spain. Essential listening....

Superstring 128Kbit by Space Ranger

Nocturnal Edits

Following the massive summer release by The Revenge, Disco Deviance returns with number 15 in the series and the debut release from the UK based Nocturnal Music posse. Both edits have been championed by Greg Wilson in his DJ sets over the last year to fantastic response and are seriously fresh, DJ-friendly versions that are ready to ignite the dance floor. First up is "Love Explosion" a cracking version of "Sweet Thing" by Convertion. Packed full of dance floor joy, it drops like a bomb and is a seriously good slice of ecstatic disco reworked for todays dance floors. While over on the flip, the Vincent Montana produced Goody Goody classic "It Looks Like Love" gets cut up, extended and dubbed out to produce a truly stunning new take on this amazing track. Both are respectfully edited, lovingly re-mastered and cut loud at 45 RPM for maximum dance floor pleasure and DJ delight.

Out now at all good record stores such as Phonica, Piccadilly, Juno, Etc.....

Monday, 23 August 2010

Supermax

Friend and Dj Glasgow disco devil Billy Woods (Supermax/Ghost Town), returns to the Brunswick Hotel in Merchant City Glasgow on Sat 28th August for a special discoteca birthday party!. The club celebrates it's third birthday, which as always guarantees to be a very special night. Expect a stunning soundtrack of Disco, Italo, Balearic, Electronic, Boogie, Prog, House and Rock'n'Roll. Billy,s party's have always been great, harnessing the sound of the Bozak mixer alongside the Bobby Balmain soundsystem, bringing an amazing audio sound and atmospheric to the club nights.

Billy also play's at Supermax Warehouse party on Saturday 11th September at SWG3 (Studio Warehouse Glasgow), alongside Optimo's Jonnie Wilkes (JD Wilkes) and later in the month at a special One Off Discoteca night in Max's Bar La Cheetah club in Glasgow on Friday 24th September alongside the great Daniel Wang (Balihu Records). These night are definitely not to be missed. Get down early to ensure entry to all....

Friday, 20 August 2010

Rayko

Some stunning new releases over the last few months from Spain's great producer Rayko. The man has been working hard, and has seen releases on some of the best labels out there such as Eskimo Recordings, Rare Wiri, Top Shelf, Is It Balearic?, Love monk, Kodak Giant Sounds and Relux Rimini. His remixes, edits and original productions take on an amazing sound of there own. With top spec tweaks and production, staying very close to a warm analogue type sound, these are a pleasure to the listener.

He has lent his hand to some great remixes of the last while by artists such as Space Ranger with the track "Superstring", Marbeya Sounds " Non Reciprocal", Beatfanatic's "Guide" and Giulio DJ with "Inner Life". His new Release on Traveller records "Disco Mutante" see's him deliver another another electronic balearic bomb, with a remix from Ilya Santana on the B side. Definitely one to keep your eyes and ears looking out for....

Rayko - "Disco Mutante" by Traveller Records

The Addiction

Billy Bogus (Niccolo Bruni) the proud founder of the great Pizzico Records from Italy returns to Piece Together with a exclusive fantastic new mix. The new mix "The Addiction" named after him and label partner Sal's brilliant new release on Opilec Music. These fine producers, constantly inspired by new wave, Italo disco, hip hop and early vibes bring to the floor this stunning new release. The track "The Addiction" is a real tribute to old school breakin tunes, sci-fi, horror movies and Italo sounds. The original mix takes us into the world of mysterious soundscapes, proudly paraphrasing the masterwork of great director Abel Ferrara that the track authors Bogus & Sal have revered for a longtime.

Stepping up on the remix duties is the brilliant Nemesi, another pen name by Opilec label boss Gianluca Pandullo. Gianluca who is know for his great breakthrough's and discovery's in Italo disco, that in 2000 would see the release of the superb and famous compilation "I-Robots- Italo Electro disco underground classics", he was also signed for Boys Noize Recordings for the
hit "Frau", for Ornaments for the electronic tune "Perfect Logic Circle" and for Headman's Relish Recordings with the Nemesi project. He has been remixed by the likes of Lindstrom, Prins Thomas & Daniele Baldelli. A top new release worth checking out.

The mix includes tracks by Marbeya Sound, Rotciv, Prins Thomas, LTJ Experience and loads more, setting up an amazing vibe and flow which is great to the ear. Enjoy the music, sure you will.....

Billy Bogus - The Addiction Mix by Piece Together

A New Way

Great new release from Solardisco, who are proud to announce new signing Enzo Ponzio to the roster. The Sicilian has been making some seriously cool nu-disco of late and has released on the likes of top labels Pizzico and Bear Funk, also with an upcoming release on Glasgow Underground with remixes from the Idjut Boys and Ichisan.

"A New Way" is a typically robust peak time nu-disco affair bursting with quality production and sounds, while " Ready To Flight" heads deep into Italo territory, again this is aimed firmly at the dance floor. Remix honour's fall to Gomma Records Golden Bug who toughens up "A New Way" and delivers an ethnic-inspired re-rub. Out now on Solardisco....

Enzo Ponzio - A New Way by Solardisco

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Electrofunkdiscotek

Electrofunkdiscotek takes place at the Brunswick Hotel on Saturday 14th August for a free party in the bar from 9pm-late. Craig Moog (Solardisco/Piece Together) will be playing a choice selection of Electronic Disco, Re-Edits, Cosmic Boogie and Spaced Out Sounds. Get down early and get your groove on....

Craig also plays on Saturday 28th August in the Brunswick bar for Billy Woods great Supermax Discoteca party. The club is celebrating it's third birthday "Ein, Zwei, Drei" which looks to be an amazing nite. Get down early to ensur entry.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Electric Frog

For all of those who loved the Wee Chill, Liquid Events are back with their summer offering The Electric Frog. This time round there is a bigger choice of artists, with three different areas catering for everybody’s musical needs.

This time round for the Electric Frog there is definitely a big live element happening. Optimo (Espacio) are curators of the outdoor Marquee, which will be featuring some great acts such as
Simian Mobile Disco who will be headlining and bringing their full (completely insane) production set up with them. Their live set is an all live, no laptop set up with lots of vintage analogue and modular equipment. No two sets are ever the same and as anyone who has seen them before will testify it is an intensely psychedelic musical experience.
The legendary Liquid Liquid whose "Optimo Cavern" gave Optimo their name will be returning to Glasgow for their first performance here since 2003. Anyone who saw them way back then will testify that they are something of a phenomenon live.
Optimo also welcome back their friends from Frankfurt and one of the best live electronic acts in existence Alter Ego. It is not often they bring back an act a second time, let alone a third but they know that can rely on them to deliver the goods.
Also joining them is London's Factory Floor. It is very easy to hype things up and say a band is the best thing ever but Factory Floor are with 100% heartfelt honesty the best new band Keith and Jonnie have seen in years. Uncompromising, completely original and a sheer wall of power! Try and get down early to see this one. Twitch and Wilkes will also be playing throughout the day in this area, everyone and anyone who has been, witnessed or knows Optimo will be in no doubt of them rocking the party.

Next up will be the Sensu Area inside The Studio Warehouse. Sensu have provided us with another amazing line up, with Felix the Housecat headlining, with new kid on the block and very highly rated Cottam, and Luke Slater's Planetary Assault Sytem playing live, anyone who saw them at the Sub Club last year can testify to this being one almighty show.
The Sensu trio will be performing live as well as Djing, the boys are just back from gigs in Barcelona so they will be well fired up for it. This will be the room for all things electronic, if you haven't seen them before watch out for their turbo sound system.

So last but definitely not least…the street party! There is definitely going to be a New York style Blockparty vibe going on, with the Flying Jalapenos breakin, and the Artists at the Studio Warehouse providing the visuals and Artwork to make the whole experience a memorable one. This coupled with Dj sets from Manchester lad Trus-me and Glasgow’s very own respected Djs Billy Woods and Simon Cordiner, Wrong Islands Teamy and Larry, Beats and Breaks specialists Dema and Nice, and last but not least Piece Together Soundsystems Craig Moog and Kev Stevens, so if you’re gonna head out on Sunday the 1st of August this is one event not to be missed.....

It begins at 2pm and runs till 11 pm. If the weathers not gonna be kind, the site will be well covered, so no mud and worries about rain. It takes place at The Studio Warehouse 100 Eastvale Place Yorkhill Glasgow. More details can be found here www.electricfrogcarnival.com

Tickets available from:

Ticket Scotland
239 Argyle St.
Glasgow
G2 8DL
http://www.tickets-scotland.com/

Rubadub records
35 Howard St
Glasgow
G1 4BA
UK
0141 221 9657
www.rubadub.co.uk

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Ajello

Multiplicity is the password in the Ajello project. Their sounds and ingredients are concentrated by the different experiences and knowledge from the duo's two members Luca “DJ Rocca” Roccatagliati and Fabrizio “Taver” Tavernelli, bringing along their know-how in the fields of Electro, New-Wave, Italo-Disco, Chicago House, Disco, Neurofunk, Eurodance, and the sounds of space.

Their new 12" on new Re-Edit label Demo Disc see's them dropping some tip-top Disco Re-Edit business. With tracks such as "Bull Attack" with a tough kick drum and wah-wahed guitar sounds layered over some nice hypnotic synth which drives the little vocal rap along, creating a great groove. "The Top" Starts off with some killer percussion and dubbed out stabs, which keep the groove going till the bass and vocal kicks in, turning this track into a great uplifting Disco number. With its Chunky bass line and acidic analogue synth sound "Motor Show" serves up a great dance floor killer, which see's the track run along a great spacey groove moving into a nice percussive break.

Should be out in all good record stores any day now, so keep your eyes and ears peeled. Enjoy the music.

Ajello - Motor Show (B2) by Ajello

Q-Burns Abstract Message

A dark, foreboding stillness, thick fog through the treetops, a mysterious cabin in the woods, and an ominous force within. This imagery obliquely provided inspiration to Q-BAM for his new debut EP on EIGHT-TRACKS, "Chainsaw." The title refers to a climactic scene in an infamous American low-budget horror movie. Incidentally, it might also reference how Q-BAM almost took a chainsaw to his studio equipment while creating this track. The Analog Version was meant to be recorded almost entirely with vintage hardware but as the session commenced the Juno-106 started sputtering, the tape on the Chorus Echo snapped, the circuits on the ASR-10 gave off an odor like burnt candle wax, and so on.

Circumventing such ghosts in the machinery, this version of "Chainsaw" ends up a rambunctious and quirky house builder complete with filtered beats, a pounding bassline, squelchy guitar hits, and a buzzing chainsaw synth melody. Like many Q-Burns Abstract Message tracks "Chainsaw" sits firmly between several house music micro-genres while affirming the frenzied accident of its creation.

Q-Burns Abstract Message follows this with two radically self-remixed versions. The first, a Loose Version, attempts to take the American fright flick impetus and move it to a more Italian, Argento-inspired location. The tempo is reduced to a lurching slink and some analog remnants are applied, including juicy spring reverb bass stabs. Haunted pianos and spooky synth strings abound. Next, Q-BAM's Balearic Version attempts a resolution; the ending credits theme, perhaps. Here a breezy and vibrant Spanish-guitar led rendition closes out the EP on an uplifting note.

Suddenly, a pair of remixers were selected who were thought to be in tune with "Chainsaw"'s off-kilter motif. The Italian duo Ajello burst forth with a synth-powered disco revelation that takes the sinister overtone and boldly throws it towards the dancefloor. São Paulo's rising house music talent Jota Wagner also tackles the theme with a funky confidence. His steadily evolving remix piles on layers of melody and rhythm, at one point giving way to a demonic cackle. Mysterious business throughout.

Q-Burns Abstract Message's "Chainsaw" introduces a busy year for the seasoned electronic music producer. In addition to his constant stream of remixes and DJ work Q-BAM is currently recording a follow-up EP as well as his long-awaited album project. Keep watching for more to come from Q-Burns Abstract Message and EIGHT-TRACKS. This is the Loose Version here for your listening pleasure. Enjoy.

Q-Burns Abstract Message - "Chainsaw (Loose Version)" by EIGHT-TRACKS

Solid Gold Saturday Safari

The Solid Gold Saturday Safari is a regular Saturday afternoon party which is located in the west of Glasgow City Centre.

The whole concept is a continuation of the East Village NYC Sunday parties which held their last event on Sunday 9th September 2001. The terrorist atrocity which took place two days later, closed down the venue and consequently the club.

Here in Glasgow, the ethos of the events remains the same. Families and children are welcome to come along and have a dance to some of the best contemporary dance music around, supplied by resident Djs Dribbler (Pure), The Earl (SLO-MO) and Anton as well as some quality guests.

The club is steadily making its mark on Glasgow's vibrant clubscene and has already featured Dj sets from JD Twitch (Optimo), Supa DJ Dimitri (Dee- Lite) and Chicago's Chez Damier (Mojuba) who dropped in for an exclusive afternoon set after a gig in London.

Kicking off around 2pm with a great vibe, cheap Bloody Mary's and great music all through the day taking you into the night. This afternoon party is a great addition to the Glasgow music and clubscene and is definitely something the city could do with more of, get down and enjoy.....

The Garden Festival

Held in the majestic coastal town of Petrcane, the event has become one of the most successful ventures on the Croatian festival circuit, last year extending its duration to cover two weekends. The same will apply to 2010, stretching from July 2-11, and featuring many of the acts that made their previous incarnations such a favourite with house and disco fans. Crazy P, Greg Wilson, Mark E, The Revenge and Todd Terje will all be making the most of the beautiful scenery and baking sunshine with plenty of disco delights, while the house side of things will be looked after by the Innervisions crew Henrik Schwarz, Dixon and Ame who will all DJ, with an additional live set by Henrik) as well as Sub Club residents Harri and Dominic

Domu will bring his eclectic vibes along and Ninja Tune's Bonobo will offer some downtempo beats, but one of the festival's real coups is the appearance of The Arthur Russell Tribute Project. Faze Action and Yam Who?will team up to perform some of the legendary New York musician's tracks live under their Killer Whale moniker, which should no doubt be an exciting prospect for those who have bought any of the recent Russell tribute 12-inches on the Electric Minds label.

And of course there's also the promise of yet another load of boat party's setting sail. The line-up for these and many other parties during the week will soon be announced. Here we have a great little warm up mix from The Revenge to get you in the summer vibe. Enjoy.

Garden Festival Warm Up Mix by The Revenge

Electrofunkdiscotek

Electrofunkdiscotek hosts a great free party at The Brunswick Hotel Glasgow on Saturday 12th June with Djs Craig Moog (Solardisco/Piece Together). The night kicks off in the bar at 9pm then moves downstairs to the basement club venue till 2am. You can expect a soundtrack of Electronic Disco, Re-Edits, Italo and Cosmic Sounds, taking you on a late night journey.

Craig also plays at the city's West End Festival on Sunday 13th June at The Hillhead Bookclub. With a great line up of Djs taking you through the day and night including Teamy & Larry (Wrong Island), Dj Lono (Mount Heart Attack), Billy Woods (Supermax) and The Piece Together Soundsystem (Craig Moog & Kev Stevens) making this a great Sunday session not to be missed....

Space System

Some amazing cosmic rock grooves on the new 12" from Space System. Their new track "Master Of The Sky" on the great Pizzico Records from Italy, is perfect for those who like their disco with a hint of hippy trippiness and lysergic acid. There are four versions on the record to choose from, each exploring a different dimension and curve.

On the "Band Version" of "Master Of The Sky" we get a dreamy 60s style psychedelic electro-acoustic psyche-rock cut that slowly builds and falls. One for the fans of Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve etc. The Heels Of Love remix presents a slow-mo disco style with a cosmic feeling using the vocal parts from the "Band Version" and loads of added swishy synth sounds and washes. On the flip we get the original version of the track, which features a strong arpeggiated Italo disco bassline and plenty of percussion with an amazing organ breakdown that knocks you off your feet! Lastly it's the turn of the Erre remix with its more upbeat electrohouse style beats and big synth riffs, both of which turn the track into a bit of a disco psych floorfiller. Here we have the Heels Of Love mix to get you in the mood. Out now on Pizzico Records and available from all good record stores.

Space System - Master Of The Sky (The Heels Of Love Remix) by The Heels Of Love

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Sunday Circus

Sunday 30th May is Sunday Circus Bank Holiday Special in Glasgow with guest Spencer Parker (Rekids) and residents. This see's them moving to the Ark an even larger capacity venue of 380 with a two level courtyard out the back. There going to be having a BBQ as well as some great circus visuals at the Ark and the afterparty. The afterparty will take place in Stereo over two levels with Solardisco playing in the bar area.

Spencer Parker is one of Europe's leading Djs. His unique style of house music is in demand the world over and support for his productions is widespread with the likes of Luciano, Laurent Garnier, Richie Hawtin, Radio Slave, Nic Fanciulli and Pete Tong. Spencer's DJ style is simply best described as underground electronic house music. A set from Spencer would include acid house and techno alongside some hypnotic instrumental tracks and the odd spaced out vocal.
In 2005 Spencer began his production career with the release of "Open Your Eyes" and 12 months later his second single “Beautiful Noise” both on Radio Slave's Rekids label. In 2008, Spencer's production schedule really stepped up a gear with releases on SAW, Buzzin' Fly, Tsuba and Rekids. In 2009 Spencer released his first compilation album for Rekids, the aptly named 'Rekids Revolution'. Look out for new material on Buzzin Fly, Liebe and of course Rekids but whatever you do dont miss this great night. Last years party sold out well in advance so make sure you get your tickets early....

Spencer Parker (Rekids, Remote Area, Tsuba)
Affi Koman
Ronnie
Ali Ooft
Cammy T
Avon Kyyd

1pm - 10pm + free Afterparty
(BBQ outside, sun trap, speedos, drink promos)

Afterparty @ Stereo
10.30pm - 3am

Top Floor - Solardisco
Maelstrom (Eskimo Recordings/Mindless Boogie)
Craig Moog (Piece Together/Solardisco)
Kev Stevens (Solardisco)

Downstairs - Sunday Circus

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Digital Deviance

Disco Deviance is all about keeping quality groove based music alive. Their definitition of 'disco' is very wide and inclusive in the tradition of open minded DJ pioneers like Larry Levan, David Mancuso, Nicky Siano and Tee Scott. Some call it 'Balearic'. But musically speaking, they don't care if it's disco, funk, electrofunk, electro, Italo, post-punk, cosmic, afro, house or whatever as long as it's got the funk and makes people want to dance and party. They seek out the very best tracks, editors and DJs to put Their music together. They want it to be essential. The Disco Deviance idea came about in 2004 when Dicky Trisco first met legendary electrofunk DJ Greg Wilson. A shared love of disco and electrofunk lead to a decision to hold one off events together to showcase the sounds they loved. Things grew from there ultimately leading to an imprint dedicated to keeping the vibe alive.

Out next week comes the first Disco Deviance CD "Digital Deviance Vol. 1". It's a beautifully crafted vinyl look package and features edits from the first five vinyl releases plus exclusive bonus cuts from Fat Camp, Eddie Tour, Pete Herbert and Greg Wilson's great edit "CHA".

All ten tracks on the compilation are great "must have" disco gems, definitely one to keep your eyes and ears out for....

Million Dollar Disco

Sadar Bahar is one DJ who Million Dollar Disco (Al Kent) have constantly been in touch with, struggling for dates to bring him over to play. He's been high on their hit list for some time now. So their very excited to finally bring him to Glasgow for his Scottish debut.

Sadar began DJing in the mid '80s, during the height of Chicago's early house music era. He's admired and respected by many DJs, from Rahaan to Theo Parrish, earning him the title "the DJs DJ"! Many retiring Chicago DJs have donated their entire record collections to Sadar, because they know he'll put them to good use! He now has some enviable music, deep knowledge and unbelievable skills and we can't wait to hear him play!

The Big Joint is a special venue for Million Dollar Disco, having previously hosted sell out parties with Rahaan and Theo Parrish. The small dark room, and loud, clear sound is perfectly suited to the musical vibe.

As with the Rahaan party at the start of the month, this will sell out quickly!, Sadar is one of the world's most respected DJs and this is an exclusive visit to the UK, to play a 100 capacity venue! - early booking is highly recommended.

Bank Holiday Sunday May 30th. 11pm - 3am
The Big Joint, South Street, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 0AP
Tickets: Strict Door Entry List. Paypal names plus £10 per person to (email)info@milliondollardisco.com(/email).
100 capacity max! No guarantee on entry without pre-paying!

This is one special nite not to be missed.......

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Solardisco

Solardisco returns for an other installment at Basura Blanca,Brunswick Hotel Glasgow On Saturday 8th May for a residents special. Previous guests at Solardisco have included Pete Herbert (Reverso 68),Dicky Trisco (Disco Deviance),Rune Lindbaek (Noid/Paper),Richard Sen (Padded Cell) and The Revenge & Ali Herron (Ooft Music).

Residents Maelstrom (Eskimo Recordings/Mindless Boogie),Craig Moog (Electrofunkdiscotek) and Kev Stevens (Soba) shall be providing the soundtrack of cosmic electronic disco,future classics and some secret weapons. Pre club in the bar from 9pm. Get down early to ensure entry. Not to be missed....

Craig Moog and Kev Stevens from Solardisco also play at the great new Glasgow club nite Slo-Mo at The Flying Duck on Thursday 6th May 11pm-3am with Slo-Mo resident DJs Charles Gardiner, Rob Firth, Chef De Party and Stuart Holbeck.

SLO-MO

SLO-MO continues its foray into deep, funky and soulful sounds with the first of it's guest nights.

Kicking off proceedings they've pulled in the talents of two of the best resident DJs they've found in Glasgow. Kev Stevens and Craig Moogroove are resident DJs and co-promoters of the fantastic Solar Disco parties held on the second Saturday of each month in the Brunswick Hotel basement which they run with their mate Paul Maelstrom(Eskimo Recordings).

Taking in sounds from the likes of Tensnake, Floating Points, 6th Borough Project, Cottam and various other cutting edge producers these guys regularly turn the Brunswick basement in Glasgow into a proper sweatbox with full on body rockin sets.

Slo-Mo takes place on Thursday 6th May at The Flying Duck In Glasgow from 11pm-3am.

Here's a mix from Slo-Mo resident Stuart Holbeck to get you in the mood....

SLO-MO PROMO MIX - STUART HOLBECK - MAY 2010 by Stuart Holbeck

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Get A Room

Sunday 2nd May see's "Get A Room" make a welcome return to the Brunswick Hotel in Glasgow's Merchant City for it's annual fundraising nite. As usual they will have around 15 live acts and 15 or so Djs playing over six floors of this great boutique hotel. Doors open at 7pm and the live music starts promptly at 8pm. They have the whole hotel for the night (all six floors) with live music in the basement, the ground floor bar and the split level penthouse, where they will keep on keeping on 'till 2am.

Guests this year include Dj Billy Woods, Pt Spectrum, Dirty Basement, Leigh Myles, Pooch, B-Movie Junkies, Button up!, Woodenbox with a fistful of fivers, Moogroove, Peter Parker, the Black Hand Gang, Captain Slackship's Mezzanine Allstars, Dj B* Licious, Emma's Imagination, Bonar Hutchison, Mike and Solveig, Small-Scale Collisions, Southern Fried. with also Guitar Hero room, Open Mic, Artist Installations and lots lots more!

If you're planning to come along they will reserve tickets for you in advance. If you're planning to stay in the Hotel on the night there are some rooms available. Please call the Hotel on 0141 552 0001 or email enquiry@thebrunswickhotel.co.uk to book.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Fragments

New mix from Craig Moog (Electrofunkdiscotek/Solardisco). The "Fragments Mix" Covers Psychadelic Electronic Disco, House, Italo, And Electronica. Taking In Tracks From I:Cube, Jay Shepheard, Pete Herbert, KZA, Burnt Island Casuals And Lots More.....

Craig plays Solardisco alongside Maelstrom (Eskimo Recordings/Mindless Boogie) and Kev Stevens on Saturday the 8th May at Basura Blanca (The Brunswick) Glasgow and also at The Kitty Kat Club With Special Guest Shit Robot (DFA) on Sunday 2nd May. Not to be missed. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Fragments Mix - (Electrofunkdiscotek) by Moogroove

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

SLO-MO

Forever Cookin' Promotions is very proud to announce the arrival of a brand new midweek clubnight to Glasgow's vibrant party scene.

SLO MO promises to deliver a sweet and intoxicating blend of some of the finest dance music produced in the last 50 years. From rockabilly to Motown soul, from ska to classic funk, from re-edited disco to deep melodic techno, this fortnightly Thursday jam session will feature four highly skilled and knowledgeable residents plus a selection of their biggest local Dj heroes.

Their resident team comprised of Robin Firth, Stuart Holbeck, Chef De Party and Charles Gardiner will have over 50 years Djing experience between them and have played in some of the finest clubs in the country. Their forward thinking approach to modern electronic dance music is combined with a connoisseur's passion for collecting classic tracks from across the past 5 decades and beyond.

We hope that you can join them for the birth of their new project at The Flying Duck in Glasgow on Thursday the 15th April. Here's a nice little mix from Chef De Party to get you in the mood. Not to be missed....

Chef De Party - Sweet Smells From The Disco Kitchen Vol 4 by Chef De Party

Burnt Island Casuals

Never heard of 'em... Well, you will soon, cos it's actually a new disguise for Harri & The Revenge. Blimey, do these people never leave the studio? What's bad for their Vitamin D levels is great for our record collections, because the pair have come up with an absolute belter here for the great Under The Shade label.

"Scotch Hop" is a typically groovin' boogie-house number, using a sample from Larry Levan's mix of "Hopscotch" by Gwen Guthrie. "Truth & Temptation" takes The Temptations great Norman Whitfield produced uplifting psyche-soul bomb "Ungena Za Ulimwengu" ("Unite the World") and fixes it to a driving disco-house rhythm creating an absolute monster. With The Revenge on an absolute roll right now, you know this is gonna be huge!. A great addition to your record collection....

Burnt Island Casuals : Truth & Temptation by The Revenge

Friday, 9 April 2010

Solardisco

Solardisco returns for an other installment at Basura Blanca,Brunswick Hotel Glasgow On Saturday 10th April for a residents special. Previous guests at Solardisco have included Pete Herbert (Reverso 68),Dicky Trisco (Disco Deviance),Rune Lindbaek (Noid/Paper),Richard Sen (Padded Cell) and The Revenge & Ali Herron (Ooft Music).

Residents Maelstrom (Eskimo Recordings/Mindless Boogie),Craig Moog (Electrofunkdiscotek) and Kev Stevens (Soba) shall be providing the soundtrack of cosmic electronic disco,future classics and some secret weapons. Pre club in the bar from 9pm. Get down early to ensure entry. Not to be missed....

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

6th Borough Project

Craig Smith & Graeme Clark (The Revenge) have worked together in the studio for almost a decade, producing deep, underground house music and exploring long forgotten funk and dusty disco dubs. Recent studio output has featured on the much sought after L.E.S.S. Productions label as well as Jisco Music, Instruments Of Rapture, Soul Heaven and Delusions Of Grandeur.

With a debut album due in 2010 and their highly anticipated DJ mixes receiving widespread appreciation, the duo are stepping out for a few special appearances in the coming months.
This is the duo's great new "Blend II "mix. Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download.

6th Borough Project - Blend II (Full Mix) by warmhq

Optimo - The End Is Nigh

JG Wilkes and JD Twitch have announced that on April 25 they will put an end to their legendary and long-running weekly clubnight, Optimo (Espacio)

They had this to say in a statement on the Optimo forum

“The end is nigh….

“After 12 and a half years (or around 650 Optimos), we have, after a huge amount of consideration and many sleepless nights decided that Sunday April 25th will be the LAST EVER night of Optimo (Espacio) at The Sub Club.

“We have loved doing Optimo with all our hearts, but our hearts are also telling us it is time to call a halt to it. Playing at, organising and promoting a weekly night takes up an enormous amount of energy and there are so many other things we want to do that some of that energy is needed for other projects. We also need to get our lives and weeks back a little bit and take on new challenges and opportunities (we have to turn down an awful lot of opportunities by being committed to being in Glasgow every Sunday and being wiped out every Monday).

“We will continue to tour, promote and release music as Optimo but it will no longer be possible to hear JD Twitch and JG Wilkes dj at The Sub Club every Sunday night.

“However, it is not completely over. Twitch played at the Sub Club on Sunday nights for two years before Optimo started and was involved in a Sunday evening club for a few years before that, so it is hard to let go of Sunday night events in Glasgow completely. Twitch and Wilkes will continue to promote Sunday nights at The Sub Club under an as yet to be announced name. The new night will give a platform to the plethora of great djs in Glasgow, bring djs we love to Glasgow and bring live acts nobody else would bring to this city. Sometimes Twitch or Wilkes may play alongside them and sometimes Twitch and Wilkes will play together on a Sunday night but, without Twitch and Wilkes playing together weekly, it won’t and can’t be Optimo.

“Who know what this new venture will morph into but whatever, we hope that the anarchic spirit we brought to the Sub Club in 1997 will continue to prevail on Sunday nights.

“So, there are 7 Optimos left. Hopefully we will see some of you before the end. We absolutely intend to go out with a bang.”

Optimo is, or was, one of the most distinctive and iconic British clubnights of the past twenty years, and it played an instrumental role in breaking down perceived boundaries and oppositions between different musical genres, thanks largely to the selection skills of DJs Twitch and Wilkes but also their open-minded booking policy with regard to live acts. Over the past decade all of the following, to name but a tiny fraction of the whole, have played the club: Whitehouse, Four Tet, Felix Kubin, Michael Mayer, Annie, Richie Hawtin, Grace Jones, I-f, Throbbing Gristle, Delia & Gavin, Shackleton, Marshall Jefferson and LCD Soundsystem. The club’s remaining weeks promise sets from Jackmaster, Nurse With Wound and Matias Aguayo, among others.

Optimo the club will be sorely missed, but its cultural impact will reverberate for years to come.

Danny Krivit

Melting Pot are very excited to finally have Danny Krivit guesting with them again, 7 years after giving him his Glasgow debut!

Danny’s biog is lengthy to say the least! Coming up to 39 years as a DJ, resident and guest at some of the biggest New York clubs over that period: from The Paradise Garage, to The Loft, Roxy, Body and Soul, and latterly his own monthly 718 Sessions, to over 200 production credits, and a record collection pushing 70,000! Danny is steeped in New York clubbing history, and so obviously is the perfect Melting Pot guest!

Danny started out DJing in 1971 at his father’s club, The Ninth Circle, in Greenwich Village, where he would play the latest white labels given personally to him by James Brown himself! He built up his DJing career throughout the ‘70’s, immersing himself in the scene, establishing close friendships with the likes of Larry Levan and Francois Kevorkian through David Mancuso’s Loft record pool, and becoming resident at the seminal Roxy club in 1979 for the next four years. It was The Roxy that broke the nascent hip-hop scene in New York, with Grandmaster Flash, Africa Bambaata, and D.S.T. playing alongside the renamed Danny Rock!

During the 1980’s Danny started to make a name for himself as a re-editor of note, with several of his edits became the “standard” versions: MFSB’s Love is the Message being the most obvious. Others included: James Brown’s Funky Drummer, Give it up or Turn it Loose and Brenda and The Tabulations Let’s Go All The Way. Since then his production/mixer/editor credits tally over 200! Earning himself the title “King of the Re-Edits”! With a serious of fantastic compilations over the years on Strut, and latterly the In The House series on Defected.

After holding down residencies all over New York in the 80’s and 90’s, it was in 1996 when he joined forces with Francois K and Joe Claussell to form the weekly Sunday party, Body and Soul, which became a defining moment in his career. Over the 7 of so years that the party ran weekly it became an international institution, with clubbers jetting into New York especially. Body and Soul was thought of as the closest New York had to the Paradise Garage since its closure in 1987, with its forward thinking musical policy of pushing new sounds, but respecting the rich heritage of disco, funk and soul that built the New York club scene. International dates exploded at this point, and Danny continues to play all over the world to this day. Body and Soul carries on as a special event, around 3 times a year in New York, with an annual weekend tour to Japan, and dates from as far afield as Brazil, to London, to Singapore. Since 2002 his 718 Sessions monthly night has gone from strength to strength in New York, and they can’t wait to have him back in Glasgow!

Danny Krivit plays Melting Pot's special Easter party on Sunday the 4th April alongside Melting Pot residents Andrew Pirie and Simon Cordiner at the Admiral in Glasgow. Not to be missed...

Friday, 5 March 2010

Darkstarr

DarkStarr is the new project from Dj Cosmo and Ashley Beedle. This is surely going to be their year with parties, productions - including remixes of Ashley's new venture Mavis on !K7, and Salvador Santana, plus a compilation album DarkStarr Psychedelic Disco-Tech: They Live by the Night due for release in April on Music Response Records.

Mavis is Ashley Beedle and Darren Morris' new project. Their debut album on K7 features Candi Staton, Edwyn Collins, Ed Harcourt, Kurt Wagner and more. As all of the songs are lovely and mellow, Cosmo and Ashley decided it was time to mix it up and give Candi's song "Revolution" a new spin. Their DarkStarr Mix is the result.

Mavis ft. Candi Staton "Revolution" (DarkStarr Mix) and (DarkStarr Dub) will be released on Bitches Brew at the end of March. It will be released as part of the Bitches Brew limited edition 10-inch series with hand silk screened jackets and hand stamped labels. This is a follow up to the debut release of the series, Horace Andy & Ashley Beedle's "When The Rain" (Cosmodelica Mix) which was a huge success. Subsequent releases on the limited edition 10-inch series will include DarkStarr Mix of Salvador Santana and a Cosmodelica Mix of The Phenomenal Handclap Band.

For those of you near Glasgow this weekend, come join Ashley and Cosmo for a real knees up night of music at one of our Glasgow's favourite disco parties Melting Pot for there 9th birthday celebrations. This one is not to be missed. Enjoy the music...

Mavis Ft. Candi Staton - "Revolution" [DarkStarr Radio Edit] by Colleen Cosmo Murphy

Cosmodelica

Since moving from New York to London around 2000 Dj Cosmo has continued to build a reputation as a Dj of some note – with the all encompassing New York mindset of Djing with no limits, playing good music, no matter the style or genre, as long as it works on the floor and not being a slave to the beat.

Cosmo is also part of the promotion team that has established the quarterly London Loft parties with David Mancuso – in her days back in New York she was one of a very few people ever to have the privilege to play regularly at The Loft, she was also one of the few guests to play at the seminal Body & Soul nights alongside Joe Claussell, Francois K, and Danny Krivit. Indeed, she in held in such high regard by Francois K that she is one of the few DJs he trusts to play the entire night at his weekly Deep Space residency in New York.

Not content with promoting, DJing and hosting radio shows that are syndicated across the globe, Cosmo also runs her own record label Bitches Brew and has been producing some superb records under the Wild Rumpus alias, which have also featured mixes from Rub n Tug and Prins Thomas.

Last weekend Cosmo was asked to play at the ICA for an Arthur Russell Tribute which included the launch of Tim's Arthur Russell biography and a performance by the Arthur cover band Arthur's Landing (album coming out on Strut / K7). She did the early set and instead of featuring Arthur's disco records, Cosmo played a selection of other types of music which She presumed Arthur would like. From Olatunji to Satie, Jonathan Richman to Joe Gibbs, Richard Hell to Joni Mitchell and The Silver Apples too of course. This is what Cosmo would have played for Arthur had she known him and invited him to dinner. Enjoy The Music....

Dinner With Arthur (0Selection by Cosmo) by Colleen Cosmo Murphy

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Solardisco

Solardisco returns for an other installment at Basura Blanca,Brunswick Hotel Glasgow On Saturday 13th March for a residents special. Previous guests at Solardisco have included Pete Herbert (Reverso 68),Dicky Trisco (Disco Deviance),Rune Lindbaek (Noid/Paper),Richard Sen (Padded Cell) and The Revenge & Ali Herron (Ooft Music).

Residents Maelstrom (Eskimo Recordings/Mindless Boogie),Craig Moog (Electrofunkdiscotek) and Kev Stevens (Soba) shall be providing the soundtrack of cosmic electronic disco,future classics and some secret weapons. Pre club in the bar from 9pm. Get down early to ensure entry. Not to be missed....

DC Reworks

Pyramid Disco return with number two in the DC Reworks series features a top class edit match up between those tricksters of cut up and pastedness The Popular People’s Front and northern electro-funkateers BC (Disco Deviance / Redux). The mysterious collective known only as The Popular People’s Front is responsible for numerous high quality DJ cut ups and reworks covering funk, hip hop, disco and house. Top notch DJ tools are the name of their game. And on this release they rework DC La Rue’s "Indiscreet" track (highly influential on the US hip hop scene back in the day) and push it into disco hyperspace. Guaranteed dancefloor joy!

Meanwhile on the flip, electro-funk disciples BC (the people behind big cuts like "Konked Out" on Redux and "NY Jump" / "Magnificent Disco" on Disco Deviance) put the blade to yet another DC classic. This time it is the epic "Overture" that gets transformed into a more bass heavy groove that oozes the funk and works the body. More top tributes to the disco legend that is DC La Rue.

Pete Herbert

Native Londoner ,Pete,has been blowing up discerning dance floors all over the globe with his djing and productions as Reverso 68, Frontera, LSB, Optimo And Solo stuff on renowned labels like Eskimo Recording, Rekids, Redux, Music For Dreams and many more.He is co-owner of the Maxidiscs label Alongside Friend And Partner Dicky Trisco(Disco Deviance/Deep Freeze).

Pete has been doing some great mixes lately for artist such as Chambouche (Under The Shade) with "Ipso Factor", Zodiac's (Mellophonia) "Pacific", Dirty Jesus (Juno) and his new release on Disco Deviance "Disco Rocket" all great records that should be purchased. This is his podcast for"audioFAMILIES". Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download..

Pete Herbert podcast - Nov 09 by audioFAMILIES

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Falling

New mix from Craig Moog (Electrofunkdiscotek/Solardisco). The "Falling Mix" Covers some nice 21st Century deep Cosmic Disco, Italo and House, taking in tracks from Ray Mang, Marius Varied, Ajello, I:Cube, Pete Herbert, Tensnake, The Revenge And Lots More.

Craig plays Solardisco alongside Maelstrom (Eskimo Recordings/Mindless Boogie) and Kev Stevens on Saturday the 13th March at Basura Blanca (The Brunswick) Glasgow and also at The Kitty Kat Club on Saturday 27th Febuary with Padded Cell Live. Not to be missed. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Falling Mix - (Electrofunkdiscotek) by Moogroove