Andy Blake - Dissident
Andy Blake is the man behind the uber cool London based electro/italo/disco/techno label Dissident and has a legendary collection of out there disco, electro, italo, cosmic and afro tinged records. Andy is a highly skilled DJ and he's played at many top notch events including Horse Meat Disco, Futureboogie, Disco Bloodbath, Fabric, Matter, Big Chill and Bestival.
Dissident have released a very large amount of records in a very short space of time by some pretty highly regarded artists such as Ali Renault (Heartbreak), Off Key Hat, Gatto Fritto, Cage and Avery and many more. The label has shunned any promotional tactics as they want people to 'engage rather than consume'.
Dissident have just been awarded label of the month on Resident Advisor
Brand new interview with Andy Blake here - http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature-read.aspx?id=1023
Exclusive Resident Advisor mix here - http://ra2.residentadvisor.net/audio/andy-blake-dissident-mix.mp3
Check out a recent Andy Blake Live Mix from the ace Bristol night Futureboogie here - http://www.futureboogie.com/mixes/guest-artist/andy-blake-in-the-mix
And there's also a great interview with him here - http://www.thefader.com/articles/2008/8/20/dollars-to-pounds-dissident-voice
Plus Resident DJ - Red Rack'em - Tirk/Untracked/Deep Freeze
Nottingham DJ Danny Berman aka Red Rack’em is well known for his Hot Coins disco project, beatdown house and remixes on labels such as Tirk, Untracked and Society. His fortnightly Smugglers Inn podcasts are also very popular with lovers of upfront underground music. Look out for his rather large Hot Coins remix of Joubert Singers Stand On The Word which is out now on Tirk and also his Picnic EP which is out soon on Deep Freeze, complete with a hot Revenge remix...
Rack’em will be joined each month by respected DJs and producers from various scenes. Expect to hear the finest hip-hop, disco, cosmic, elctro, punk funk, proper house, broken beat, jazz, funk and wonky beats.
Website/ Podcast - http://www.redrackem.com
Myspace - http://www.myspace.com/redrackem
Facebook Group - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5165384391
Worldwide International show- http://www.giantstep.net/releases/2242