Electric Boogie, Yam Who?, ISM Records
Futurism with special guest Ray Mang (DFA Records)
London's forward thinking ISM Records brings you another night of 'Futurism' at its new monthly residency in the heart of Old Street.
For the past 3 years this independent label has forged a fierce reputation for releasing cutting edge music from artists including Odyssey, Yam Who?, Ron Basejam, The Revenge, Ashley Beedle, Danielle Baldelli, Natasha Watts, Leo Zero, Chaz Jankel PBR Streetgang, Disco Dirtbox, Red Rackâ€™em, Toby Tobias and this months guest Ray Mang .
The Ism soundscape fuses a contemporary mix of genres, future past and present, capturing the energy of live performance with the high-end production of modern music.
The last few years has seen Ism records steadily grow with its artists Odyssey, Yam Who? and vocal diva Natasha Watts performing worldwide and regularly releasing on the Ism label, in conjunction to this they have forthcoming releases from musician extraordinaire Hamish Balfour and the critically acclaimed Finn Peterâ€™s. With this in mind expect to see some extraordinary guests appearing at forthcoming â€˜Futurismâ€™ parties.
On the 26th of November Ism Records will once again be transforming Roadtrip bringing you the finest DJ's across 2 floors spinning a party feel in the main bar with upfront Balearic, Boogie & Disco classics, Electro Funk, 80's & Electronica, complemented with a Nu-disco, Tech edged underground House sound in the basement club, The Workshop.
Every month guest DJ's will join the Ismâ€™s residents.
For November we have Nu Disco legend Ray Mang.
With a forthcoming remix on ISM for â€˜Return Flightâ€™ the highly anticipated Odyssey remix album it only seemed right to bring him in as a guest for our next Futurism party, His â€˜Use It Up Wear It Outâ€ remix has all the elements of an Italo Disco classic touched by the Ray Mang production skills that have put him at the forefront of the Nu-Disco revolution.
As a UK producer / writer / DJ / remixer, Ray is definitely not a new boy on the Disco Dance scene. He landed his first 12â€ Number One in â€™96 on Noid Recordings gaining support in the clubs and on compilations.
He went on to set up his own record label Mangled in â€™98 unleashing a slew of well-received and highly collectable 12â€ releases. Two albums followed â€˜Mangledâ€™ on Eskimo Recordings and later â€˜Mangled Againâ€™ on his own imprint along with singles on R & S, Bear Funk, Eskimo, Crosstown Rebels & Smash Hit. Recently his release on DFA early in 2010 saw him offer P-Funk with a Disco House twist made for the dance floor (Bullet Proof feat the brilliant Lady Miss Kier) and a blissed out Balearic gem (Look Into My Eyes which featured on the Ministry Underground Disco compilation).
Add to this a list of other projects / collaborations through the years (including Block 16 and Motif for seminal 90â€™s UK label Nuphonic Records, working as Laj with the Idjut Boys on U-Star or Quakerman on their own Fiasco imprint) along with some close musical acquaintances (The Glimmers, Foolish Felix, Lee Tong, Nathan Dâ€™Troit, Faze Action) and you have one of the most prolific contributors to the Boogie/Disco/House canon this side of the nineties As a remixer both on his own and with old pals The Glimmers heâ€™s notched up credits for Lassigue Bendthaus, Banda Black Rio, Mudd, Dutch Rhythm Combo, Shirley Bassey, Grand National, Roxy Music, Doves, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Freddie Mercury, Bloc Party & Friendly Fires to name just a few. Recent and forthcoming remix releases include Bing Ji Ling, Sare Havlicek, Virgo Four, Gorillaz, 2020 Soundsystem, Cantoma, Bonar Bradbury, Soupaczar, Mock & Toof, Crazy Penis, Twisted Tongue, 9DW, Max Skibba, Rampi, Pink skull and many more.
As a DJ the Mang has been spreading his wings further over recent years taking in new locations across Europe, the UK and touring Japan three times. His accomplished sets mixing dance music from the last 40 years with more recent â€˜nuâ€™ disco, cosmic / Balearic, house and some of his own forthcoming productions have been setting dancefloors alight and winning him new fans. Recent gigs include London, Manchester, Tokyo, Yokohama, Kiev, Amsterdam, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Helsinki, Berlin, Istanbul, Munich, Parma, Bucharest and Paris.
As for the ISM residents, Firstly Yam Who?, the duo known for their mighty production skills including remixes for Grace Jones, Zero 7, John Legend, Joss Stone & Incognito. They have forged their unique musical style where acoustic grooves are combined with futuristic electronic wizardry, and can often be found rocking it up at the summer festivals as well as touring around the globe on many occasions. For the first late night get down they will be joined by the fabulous Electric Boogie & The Wook known for their credible genre crossing DJ sets, always playing it deep, yet keeping it funky.
Free before 11pm Â£5 after