DSI Basement: Kidda (Skint), Shake Aletti (Moda), Linton Brown (Skint),
Ground Floor: Lee Douglas (DFA), Flash Atkins (Paper), 2 Billion Beats (Paper), PoP Campaign (Carp), Craig Torrance (Mood Music)
We're back with another free party showcasing the best talent dance music has to offer, from disco and italo to deep house and synth pop. Check out the artist profiles and videos below!
That Mixmag Thing with Kidda is set to be epic. If you can't make it in person, you can always experience the performance in ResLive's virtual world. Just create an avatar, kit him out with a variety of dance moves and hit the virtual club to hear Kidda's set live. Interested? Go to www.reslive.com. A whole new clubbing experience awaits!
What's more, from 6pm there'll be complimentary chilled shots of Red Stag by Jim BeamÂ®UK â€“ the UK's first flavoured bourbon. Find out more about it at www.facebook.com/RedStagUK
And for the girls, nail art duo Gabi and Sammy J from Pow Wow Nails will be doing free colourful and fun nail decoration from leopards to tasty fruits. facebook.com/PowWowNails
After the success of the first Kidda album, â€˜Going Upâ€™ which included the Herve remix of â€˜Under The Sunâ€™ (one of the biggest dance tracks of 2008), Kidda took a step back, released a remix album â€˜Go Up To Get Downâ€™, and now has a brand new long player to unleash on the world! â€˜Hotel Radioâ€™ is more pop than dance with radio-friendly three-minute pop anthems that zing with joie de vivre alongside your Daft Punk dancefloor fillers. The first single â€˜Wanna Be Lovedâ€™ was released August 1 featuring remixes from Stupid Fresh and Benji Boko.
Flash Atkins and 2 Billion Beats present: Paper Recordings
PAPER kicked off in 1994, leading the upsurge in popularity of UK house music within an underground scene previously dominated by a soundtrack from US cities like Chicago, Detroit and New York. The label's Robodisco nights at Sankeys are the stuff of legend and it's safe to say that Paper was, and is one of the worldâ€™s most treasured record companies.
The label's back catalogue is now available digitally as well as a slew of new releases from the relaunched and revitalised label. The paper sound of deep house and disco is coming loud and clear in 2011 from Norways Proviant Audio, The Treatment and Ralph Myerz, Flash Atkins, 2 Billion Beats, Daco, Jamie L and Sleazy McQueen. .
Shake Aletti (Moda)
Shake Alettiâ€™s music shows a real understanding of 70s and 80s references. Drawing inspiration from disco, p-funk, electro and pop, they sound like an independent supergroup consisting of members of Chromeo and Hot Chip advised by Jimmy Edgar and SÃ©bastien Tellier. The second half of their name refers to Vince Aletti, the famous American music journalist, who greatly deserves credit for his early writing about disco music. The duo kicked off in 2010 with prestigious gigs like their performance on the main stage of the SÃ³nar Festival and a nationwide tour with Fenech-Soler. Their new single â€˜Inside Outâ€™ is accompanied with remixes from the massive In Flagranti and His Majesty Andre. Not to be missed!
Linton Brown (Skint)
It's been a massive year so far for Linton with remixes for the likes of Kelis, Crookers and the classic Seamus Haji version of 'Take Me Away', as well as original productions being released on labels such as Skint and Ninjatune, not to mention 'Bloodline' featuring on Generation Dubstep. His tracks have been getting regular plays from a wide range of DJs from plus coverage on Radio 1, 1Xtra, Kiss, and Rinse FM. A really exciting young talent who's guaranteed to rock the basement.
PoP Campaign (Carp)
Originally from Glasgow but now based in Germany, PoP Campaign have become a favourite with the Berlin hipsters. This is largely thanks to their innovative parties that take place in all sorts of interesting locations such as abandoned ex-breweries and public parks. Their DJ sets are an eclectic mash up of acid house, Italo-disco, British synth-pop, kraut-rock and post punk and their animated live show has been developed as an answer to what they think is a trend of mundane artists staring at their laptop whist claiming to be performing 'live'. Their debut single Herzlich Willkommen/Schadenfreude was released on Carp and got props from the likes of Steve Lamaq.
CRAIG TORRANCE (Mood Music)
Craig's deep sets, complemented by enticing melodies and techy beats, have already graced some of the worldâ€™s greatest clubs, from Fabric and The Arches to Berlinâ€™s Panorama Bar. He has had tracks out on Moodmusic, 4:Twenty and Darkroom Dubs and has numerous house music bombs set to be released later this year. Resident at Southampton's Junk Club, Craig can span the entire spectrum of electronic music, from deep disco to full on techno. If you'd like to hear a mix of the latter check out his recent offering for Soul Claps 'The Adventures of ...' podcast. It's pretty special!