This week Phonic teams up with Rock It Science to bring you 2 awesome reasons to leave your couch this Thursday. First off, all the way from the UK, we bring you "Evil" Eddie Richards, an originator of dance music in Europe. If that's not enough, we are doing the release party for the Peak Time EP released on Rock It Science Laboratories by SF veteran Native Intelligence. Get up and get down!
EVIL EDDIE RICHARDS
It has been a very busy time for Eddie Richards, dance music's quintessential pioneer and "Britain's godfather of house and techno" (Mixmag). One of the first DJs to champion house back in the mid 8O's & one of the UK's original mix DJs residing at London's Camden Palace, voted 'best club in the world', (R.M.) Eddie became a key figure in a new music and cultural movement soon to explode worldwide. After playing at such influential and original underground clubs as Clink St. & Heaven in London and Manchester's Hacienda, he went one to headline legendary 'pay parties' Sunrise. Energy. and Helter Skelter among countless others. Remix and production work led to the release of club classics; 'Acidman' in '88 which hit National Top 20, followed by other chart topping remixes of Ralphi Rosario, Orbital and The Shamen. Since the mid 80's he has been included in virtually every book, documentary and film on the dance culture and sought after all over the world for his flawless mix of deep bass driven techno with soulful & tough tribal house, a format he has always maintained, and has led him to be widely regarded as the pioneer of 'tech-house'.
In 2006 Eddie launched a new label through Prime distribution called Lunar Tunes; with 4 releases to-date, including his own Kodetrax EP, Kings of Tomorrow, Sci-phi (Pure Science) & DªRanger. He has completed an exclusive track for the 1999 Muzik Ericsson Dance Awards, and has several forthcoming releases due this spring through End Recordings, Swag Records, Crayon & Lunar Tunes in the UK & SoCo Record in the USA. He is due to release a deep house mix album "Is This Music?", (originally aired on Universe TV via Music Choice in 12 countries across Europe); which is due out in April through San Francisco based 'By the People' and is currently working on a mix CD as part of a series through London's Eukatech records.
Besides his long standing residency at Wiggle, London's best known true underground parties, Eddie is promoting regular ³Lunar² events featuring dynamix DJ's & guests, spinning monthly for Subterrain @The End - Britain's 'Best Underground Club' (1999 Muzik Awards) & bi monthly at Wiggle at Fabric in London.
In June 1990 Eddie Richards founded dy-na-mix, the first ever DJ agency, nurturing his vision of a 'global dance network' & is now celebrating Ten Years of service to the House Music underground. Upon the release of his forthcoming material 'Evil' Eddie Richards is setting out on a tour of the world continuing his mission to spread 'good music' across the galaxy.
RIS 002: NATIVE INTELLIGENCE - “PEAK TIME” EP
About the release:
Peak Time - the second explosive EP off the Rock It Science Laboratories label - is not just a unique and well rounded package, it's a state of mind. Native Intelligence, known for writing great lyrics and attaching them to pounding original tracks, has belted out a
true dance floor classic with his first release on Rock It Science Laboratories. Sunshine Jones, founding member of the pioneering Dubtribe Soundsystem and producer of classics such as Do It Now, Mother Earth, and many more brings in the light with his mature Extended Disco Remix. DZ ravishes our ears on the other end of planet Peak Time. This man on fire with recent remixes on Fool's Gold, Mad Decent, and many more as well a a slew of original works on his Badman Press label drops yet another dubstep ripper.
About the Artist:
Native Intelligence is on the verge of overnight success because he has worked his whole life for this moment. His first EP “R U Westside” on Headset Records got exceptional reviews and dance floor support by legends like DJ Sneak, Tony Humphries, Nick Holder, and Justin Harris to name a few. Native is surely one to watch!