Fri, 26 Apr 2013  /  7 Comments
The next Electric Frog Weekender will take place in Glasgow over the May Bank Holiday, from May 25th to 26th.7 Comments
The May edition will be the second Frog weekender of 2013, following an Easter instalment back in March. As usual, it'll happen at the SWG3 warehouse on both Saturday and Sunday evenings, from 6 PM until 2 AM. American house veteran David Morales will lay down a five-hour set in the headline slot on Saturday night, backed by appearances from Dimitri From Paris, Chez Damier and Italian producer Nicholas, who will play live. Sunday's special feature is an all-disco set by Phantasy Sound boss Erol Alkan. He'll be joined by Optimo, Comeme's Matias Aguayo and a live set from Octave One.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013  /  2 Comments
Swindle will release his second album on June 16th.2 Comments
A member of influential grime collective Butterz, the South London DJ and producer will follow up 2009's Curriculum Vitae with Long Live The Jazz, to be released through Deep Medi Musik. Sticking by his signature sound, the album looks set to combine contemporary grime and dubstep with funk and jazz elements, with Swindle citing Parliament Funkadelic, George Clinton and Roy Ayers as key influences. The LP will feature a host of guest appearances from the likes of Nadia Suliman & Footsie, The Milk, Sam Frank and British R&B singer Terri Walker.
The official album launch will take place at Cable London on Friday, June 14th, where Swindle will also debut his new live show. Tickets are available here on RA.
01. Long Live The Jazz (intro)
02. Forest Funk
03. Ignition Ft. Nadia Suliman & Footsie
04. Kick It Ft. The Milk
05. Pledge Allegiance
06. Phone Me
07. Running Cold Ft. Terri Walker
08. Start Me Up
09. Keep Me Warm
10. Last Minute Boogie
11. It Was Nothing Ft. Sam Frank
12. When I Fly Out
13. Do The Jazz
Deep Medi Musik will releaseLong Live The Jazzon June 16th, 2013.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013  /  Post a comment
Bristol venue The Croft will close next month.Post a comment
The Stokes Croft venue announced the news on its Facebook page, citing "a variety of reasons that we will discuss in more detail at a later date." As FACT report, the venue's owners revealed they are opening a new venue in Bristol called Exchange. The Croft, which opened in 2002, had hosted acts like Hieroglyphic Being, Dark Sky, Vessel and Holy Other over the past year. The last show will take place on Sunday, May 12th. All events scheduled to take place after that date will be moved to Exchange.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013  /  14 Comments
Oscillate Wildly has outlined details of its next three events.
The roving club night puts on parties in London and Sheffield, with a focus on house, techno and bass. Its next event will take place on Saturday, May 4th, at Corsica Studios in South London. The lineup will showcase various contemporary strands of UK bass music, with Paul Woolford billed to play as Special Request. He'll be joined by Peverelist, LV, Elgato, Beneath and Werkhaus signee Moiré.
Next up is an event at Hope Works in Sheffield on May 11th, featuring Jimmy Edgar, Bicep and L.I.E.S. regular Delroy Edwards. After a summer break, the party will return to Corsica Studios on August 24th, with Tom Trago and Bok Bok—who collaborated on a 12-inch for Sound Pellegrino in 2011—set to play back-to-back. Support will come from Objekt, with more names to be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets for forthcoming Oscillate Wildly parties are available here on RA.
May 04 Oscillate Wildly presents: Spec.., Corsica Studios, London14 Comments
May 11 Oscillate Wildly presents: Jimmy Edga.., Hope Works, North
Aug 24 Oscillate Wildly presents: Tom.., Corsica Studios, London
Mon, 22 Apr 2013  /  Post a comment
Rodigan's Ram Jam will land in Bristol on April 27th.
The Ram Jam is a party series by BBC presenter and famed reggae selector David Rodigan. With each club night featuring Rodigan and a cast of like-minded DJs, the Bristol instalments in the last two years have been among the largest. This year, the multi-room affair at Motion Skate Park will feature a second room hosted by Metalheadz, headlined by Goldie who has joined Rodigan on some recent Ram Jam dates.
In addition to Rodigan, the main room will feature Sheffield's Toddla T with vocalists Shola Ama, DRS and Serosee in tow, along with reggae artist Bitty McLean, The Nextmen and drum & bass producer Dub Phizix. Goldie's room will gather a grip of drum & bass producers, including Ulterior Motive and Amit, with MCing duties by GQ and DRS. The Bristol Reggae Society, featuring Tudor Lion, will take the reins for the smaller Cave room. A few weeks later Rodigan will take his Ram Jam to London, with a show at The Forum on May 17th.
Tickets for the Bristol party are available here, while London tickets are here.
Apr 27 The Blast present Rodig.., Motion Skate Park, West + WalesPost a comment
May 17 Rodigan's Ram Jam, The Forum, London
Fri, 19 Apr 2013  /  Post a comment
The 2013 Tramlines festival will take place in Sheffield from July 19th through 21st.
This year two nights will be curated by South Yorkshire native Toddla T. In total more than 700 acts will play across 70 venues in the city. The first wave of announcements sees US luminaries in Maurice Fulton and Theo Parrish billed to play on Friday the 19th, with support coming from Forgemasters (the veteran trio featuring Warp Records co-founder Robert Gordon) and respected cratedigger Chris Duckenfield. On Saturday there's a more soundsystem-focused bill, with Toddla T confirmed to play alongside DJ EZ, David Rodigan, Dub Phizix & Strategy, Stylo G and Dre Skull. More artists will be added to the lineup in the coming weeks and months.
Jul 19 Tramlines Festival 2013: Toddla T brings you Sheffield..Post a comment
Jul 20 Tramlines Festival 2013: Toddla T brings you Sheffield..
Mon, 15 Apr 2013  /  Post a comment
James Blake will tour the UK and Europe later this year.
Blake recently released his second album, Overgrown, which was described by RA's Jordan Rothlein as "bone-chillingly gorgeous." In addition to a US tour that runs through April and May, the producer will play several live dates across Europe and the UK later this year. The UK leg kicks off in Glasgow on September 18th, and takes in dates in Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford and Bristol, before wrapping up at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London on the 25th. He will then head to continental Europe in October, with gigs in Copenhagen, Munich, Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris all confirmed. Tickets for the shows will be available for pre-sale through Blake's official website on April 16th and 17th.
Sep 18 James Blake, O2 Academy, ScotlandPost a comment
Sep 20 James Blake, The Ritz, North
Sep 21 James Blake, HMV Institute, Midlands
Sep 22 James Blake, O2 Academy Oxford, South + East
Sep 24 James Blake, O2 Academy, Bristol, South + East
Sep 25 James Blake, Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Oct 06 James Blake, Vega Nat Klub, Denmark
Oct 08 James Blake, Tempodrom Berlin, Berlin
Oct 09 James Blake, Muffatwerk, Munich
Oct 10 James Blake, E-Werk, Cologne
Oct 12 James Blake, Melkweg, Amsterdam
Oct 12 James Blake, Melkweg, Amsterdam
Oct 13 James Blake, Ancienne Belgique, Belgium
Oct 14 James Blake, Trianon, Le, Paris
Fri, 12 Apr 2013  /  34 Comments
Trus'me's 1RedLight party will return to Barcelona on Sunday, June 16th, with a party at Parc del Forum.34 Comments
1RedLight started life in the Spanish city in 2011 and has since held events in Singapore, London and Manchester. The party returns to Barcelona on June 16th, where the likes of Space Dimension Controller, Ryan Elliott, Juniper and Trevino will join Trus'me in the confines of Parc Del Forum. A secret guest with close ties to the Workshop label will also feature. Billed as a day party, doors will open at 8 AM and close at midnight.
Tickets to 1redlight at Parc Del Forum are available here on RA.
Thu, 11 Apr 2013  /  54 Comments
Manchester club Sankeys is set to close next month.54 Comments
Since reopening seven years ago from the ashes of Sankeys Soap, the venue has regularly brought international talent to the Northern Quarter. However, it has been revealed that the club will shut in May, with owner David Vincent saying he wants to focus on Sankeys' sister venue in Ibiza. (The closure may also bring the long mooted New York branch of Sankeys closer to reality.) The club's last party will be an all-day affair on the bank holiday weekend of Monday, May 6th, with Joris Voorn, tINI, Enzo Siragusa and Darius Syrossian all confirmed to play alongside local residents Jozef K and Us & Them, and Sankeys Ibiza regular Bones. Two additional guests will also be announced closer to the date.
In a statement made via the club's Facebook page, Vincent said: "I have decided to close Sankeys in Manchester indefinitely this summer as I focus my attention on our third year in Ibiza. I want our Ibiza project to be the best club in the world, just like what we have achieved previously in Manchester, as I get the feeling this could be our summer. But I need my production and staff from Manchester to come to Ibiza with me to achieve this goal and therefore both clubs cannot be open at the same time. Who knows when we will be back in Manchester, or if we ever will be back, or what comes next in this great city I love. I want this current chapter of the club's history to end with a spectacular party, so we are rounding off the May bank holiday with a huge line-up. It's a 12-hour marathon set from 1 PM to 1 AM on Monday [May] 6th, with a stellar cast of names and the Sankeys Manchester residents, in the spirit of our epic 12-hour Tenaglia sessions."
Wed, 10 Apr 2013  /  2 Comments
Vase will host a showcase in Glasgow on May 24th.2 Comments
The label was launched just over a year ago by Jacques Greene, the Montreal-based producer who had previously released on labels like LuckyMe and Night Slugs. Vase has since become a home for the kind of pop-tinged electronic music that Greene himself releases, and its growing roster includes newer artists like Samoyed, Arclight and Koreless. The latter producer, a native Glaswegian, will join Greene for the party at Make Do. Koreless himself has only had a few releases—he put out two 12-inches of spartan bass music on Pictures Music in 2011, before last year's Lost In Tokyo EP on Vase. Both artists will play live, with secret special guests teased on the flyer.
Tickets for the showcase are available on RA.
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