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Carter Tutti (formerly known as Chris & Cosey) will play shows in Chicago and NYC next month.
The duo of Chris Carter and Cosey Fanny Tutti are former members of Throbbing Gristle, best known for the string of dark synth-pop albums they released throughout the 1980s. They reunited last decade as Carter Tutti and have been active since, also making music as Carter Tutti Void with Factory Floor's Nik Void. These American gigs will be the two's first since 1991.
First up is an appearance at MoMA PS1's Mike Kelly exhibition in New York, where they'll perform tracks from the X-TG (a group that comprises former Throbbing Gristle members) albums on January 5th. From there, they'll head to Chicago on the 9th, where they're set to perform Chris & Cosey tracks at Metro Club alongside Outer Space and Hieroglyphic Being. Two nights later they'll return to NYC for another Chris & Cosey showcase, this time at Santos Party House, where they're joined by Excepter.
An exclusive new CD of Carter Tutti remixes of classic Chris & Cosey material will also be available at the shows.
Jan 09 Carter Tutti Plays Chris & Cosey, Metro, Illinois1 Comment
Jan 11 Carter Tutti plays Chris &.., Santos Party House, New York
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Traxx will headline December edition of White Material's Berlin residency, taking place this Saturday.Post a comment
Though they've only release two records in 2013, the team behind White Material have had a stellar year. Our recent Label Of The Month will cap the year off with one final Source Material, their monthly night at Chesters, due to go down over eight hours. Chicago house export Melvin Oliphant III, better known as Traxx, will provide the night's main set, with White Material co-founder DJ Richard and Berlin Community Radio's JM Moser on DJ support. A live set will come from Veiled, a duo with releases on industrial labels Silvox Recordings and Glass Coffin.
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Numbers will re-release Sparky's "Portland" with a Ricardo Villalobos remix on December 9th.1 Comment
The track, a live jam recorded by Glasgow's Dave Clark in 1998, was included on the very first Stuff Records release back in 2002 (a "rambling compilation" according to the label), which preceded the first Numbers club night and became one of the vaunted party's first anthems. The Scottish crew, which later merged the Stuff, Wireblock and Dress 2 Sweat labels to work together as Numbers, discovered that minimal house mastermind Ricardo Villalobos was a fan of the track. Now, they'll reissue the track with a hefty Villalobos remix. Recorded live to tape (as with the original), the rework is a 30-minute groove split into two parts. A self-described "experiment" for the always adventurous producer, it's also meant to work at both vinyl speeds, plotting out a techno groove at 33 RPM and leaning more towards electro at 45.
The reissue also includes two extra and unreleased Sparky tracks recorded at the same time as "Portland"—"Jigsaw" and "Wilson St." You can listen to a preview over at Bleep as well as the Numbers SoundCloud page. Clark has been active more recently as well—check out clips of his recent release as LUMA for Optimo Trax here.
This weekend the Numbers crew will be in London to host a Numbers 10 rave, with Jackmaster, Hudson Mohawke, Optimo, Spencer and Redinho all set to spin.
03. Wilson St.
04. Portland (Ricardo Villalobos Remix Pt. 1)
05. Portland (Ricardo Villalobos Remix Pt. 2)
Numbers will release Portland on December 9th.
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David Rodigan has mixed the next edition of Ministry Of Sound's Masterpiece series.5 Comments
Rodigan's effort follows Carl Craig's instalment, which came back out in June. Naturally for a man who's been championing dub and reggae for 35 years, his mix is littered with names like Augustus Pablo, King Tubby, Lee "Scratch" Perry and Bob Marley & The Wailers. But his selections also span '60s rock, funk and soul, through to ska, roots and dancehall, to more contemporary music from the likes of Luciano, Amy Winehouse and Riva Starr.
"I have made other compilations, but I decided this should be a reflection of my life musically, including both the things I grew up listening to and the things I am currently enjoying," he says. The first disc documents the music Rodigan listened to growing up, while the second features "one or two glorious obscurities." The third disc, meanwhile, looks to the future: "We are progressing and not living in the past. There are people with new ideas and this music is not finished, there’s a lot more to come."
A selection of the tracks from the mix will be released as a separate 7-inch vinyl boxset. A launch party will take place at Basing House in London on February 5th, 2014.
CD1: Hey Youthman Track
01. The Kinks - You Really Got Me
02. The Yardbirds - For Your Love
03. Marvin Gaye - Ain't That Peculiar
04. The Impressions - Gypsy Woman
05. James Brown & The Famous Flames - I Loves You Porgy
06. Etta James - At Last
07. The Tornadoes - Telstar
08. Small Faces - Itchycoo Park
09. Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
10. Bessie Banks - Go Now
11. Aaron Neville - Tell It Like It Is
12. Jet Harris & Tony Meehan - Diamonds
13. Justin Hinds & The Dominos - Carry Go Bring Come
14. Desmond Dekker - Beautiful And Dangerous
15. Alton Ellis - Black Man's Pride
16. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Small Axe
17. Delroy Wilson - Love Uprising
18. Augustus Pablo - Java
CD2: Cool Out Son Track
01. Dennis Brown - My Time
02. Bob Andy - Life
03. The Heptones - Meaning Of Life
04. The Abyssinians - Poor Jason Whyte
05. Freddie McGregor - Big Ship
06. Johnny Osbourne & The Sensations - See And Blind
07. Brent Dowe - When The Sun Goes
08. Jackie Edwards & Julie Anne - In Paradise
09. Cornell Campbell - Harry Hippy
10. Lloyd Charmers - Colour Him Father
11. Tessanne Chin - You Got What I Need
12. Etana - Reggae
13. Tarrus Riley feat. Winston 'Mr Fix It' Francis - Hurt Me
14. Aswad - Back To Africa
15. Astrud Gilberto - (Take Me To) Aruanda
16. Arthur Prysock - Autumn In New York
17. Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters - A Quiet Place
18. Billy Stewart - Sitting In The Park
CD3: Stepping Out of Babylon Track
01. Lee "Scratch" Perry and The Upsetters - Black Panta
02. Marcia Griffiths - Stepping Out Of Babylon
03. Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley - One Loaf Of Bread (Something For You)
04. Luciano - Deliverance
05. Exco Levi - Storms Of Life
06. Nadine Sutherland - Karma
07. Riva Starr feat. Bob Andy - The Care Song
08. Amy Winehouse - You're Wondering Now
09. Liam Bailey - When Will They Learn
10. Cate Ferris - Blaze Bright
11. Beres Hammond - No Candlelight
12. Ini Kamoze - England Be Nice
13. Raging Fyah - Nah Look Back
14. King Tubby & Johnny Clarke - Knock Out Punch
15. Busy Signal - Modern Day Slavery
16. Morgan Heritage - Stand Up
17. The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra feat. Bitty McLean - Fu Man Chu
18. Paul S.C.U.B.I Smith - Word Smith
Ministry Of Sound will release Masterpiece by David Rodigan on January 27th, 2014.
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Lucy is preparing his second solo album, Churches Schools And Guns, for a mid-February release on his own label, Stroboscopic Artefacts.8 Comments
The provocatively-titled album will arrive about three years after Lucy's debut full-length Wordplay For Working Bees. It's been in the making for a year and a half, but the Italian-born, Berlin-based artist (real name Luca Mortellaro) has certainly kept busy otherwise, with a steady stream of tracks and remixes as both a solo producer and collaborator. Perhaps most notable on that front is his work with Speedy J under the name Zeitgeber, which resulted in a self-titled album for Stroboscopic Artefacts earlier in the year.
Churches Schools And Guns sees Lucy continuing to refine his experimental approach to techno production. A press release describes it as sounding "like the act of searching," with 12 tracks emphasizing "misdirection and unpredictability." It'll be made available on CD and digital formats as well as 3xLP vinyl, making it the second artist album on Stroboscopic Artefacts, after Zeitgeber, to get a full vinyl release. As usual for the label, mastering is being done by Dadub, and Ignazio Mortellaro of Oblivious Artefacts is handling art direction and design.
01. The Horror
02. Leave Us Alone
03. The Self As Another
04. Human Triage
05. Laws and Habits
06. Follow The Leader
07. Catch Twenty Two
08. The Illusion Of Choice
09. We Live As We Dream
10. All That Noise
11. The Best Selling Show
12. Falling feat. Emme
Stroboscopic Artefacts will release Churches Schools And Guns on February 17th, 2014.
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A fresh wave of artists have been added to Sónar Stockholm, including Floating Points, The Field and DJ Rashad7 Comments
The festival, which has branched out from its Barcelona home to host events in Tokyo, Cape Town and Reykjavik, has made the Swedish capital its latest outpost. Following the first announcement of names in October, organisers have now revealed a new batch of artists. Kompakt regular The Field will fly the Swedish flag, as will Studio Barnhus (a collective featuring Axel Boman) and Kontra Musik founder Ulf Eriksson, who will play back-to-back with Sebastian Muellerts. Other highlights include UK favourites Floating Points and Clark, footwork progenitor DJ Rashad and Infiné duo Downliners Sekt. The festival will take place on February 14th and 15th in Stockholm's central Södermalm district.
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Smart Bar in Chicago has announced a new residency called We Still Believe, which starts this Saturday night.
We Still Believe was conceived by The Black Madonna (Smart Bar's talent buyer) and Olin, who DJ together as Trustus. As explained in a press sheet, the duo threw parties around the city under the Trustus banner, rejecting "the more glamorized, more fashion oriented side of techno and house" and focusing on "a return to the core values of inclusion and pure dance euphoria." Those values, as described in a manifesto (which you can read at the event pages below) will be a key part of We Still Believe, which looks to happen on a quarterly basis in 2014. The club has revealed that Trustus, along with another duo, Studio Casual, who run the local label Stripped & Chewed, will be the resident DJs.
Headlining the first event this Saturday is Gunnar Haslam, a New York producer with releases on L.I.E.S. and Argot under his belt in 2013, who'll be making his local debut. Studio Casual completes the program at this one. (Get ready for the weekend with Haslam's new podcast for Little White Earbuds.) Then on Saturday, January 25th, We Still Believe will welcome to town Novel Sound man Levon Vincent—it'll be his first time playing Chicago as well—with Trustus taking to the decks in support.
Tickets to the first two editions of We Still Believe are available on RA.
Dec 07 We Still Believe with Gunnar Haslam and Studio Casual3 Comments
Jan 25 We Still Believe with Levon Vincent and Trustus
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A new label called Adelaide Soundworks will launch with an EP from L.I.E.S. affiliate TX Connect, due out in early 2014.Post a comment
The label has been founded by Simon Jakubowski and Jeremy Plawecki, who are based in Adelaide, South Australia, home to artists like DJ HMC and The Carter Bros. From the looks of it, they'll look to tap into the fertile global network of producers currently making lo-fi house and techno. Their first record, You Too, comes from Dallas producer TX Connect, who has appeared on spilt releases on L.I.E.S. and Dixon Avenue Basement Jams in 2013. (Clips of all three tracks are streaming on the Adelaide Soundworks SoundCloud page). That will be followed be a second release from Opal Tapes artist DJ Ford Foster, who has turned in a six-track EP of raw ghetto house.
01. You Too
03. Hammock On Hurricane Hill
Adelaide Soundworks will release You Too in January 2014.
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Fiedel has started another label, Fiedeltwo, with the first release out now.1 Comment
Appropriately, Fiedeltwo follows the 2012 launch of Fiedelone, which has so far been used to showcase the solo productions of the Berghain regular and MMM member. According to FACT, the new label will explore "the collaborative process," and its first release comes from Manchester's Your Silent Face with a remix from Fiedel on the flip. You can check out clips over at Hard Wax.
A A Place Where Arms Bend Backwards
B A Place Where Arms Bend Backwards (Fiedel's Rework)
Fiedeltwo released FIEDELTWO 1 in early December 2013.
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The second round of acts for Berlin's CTM Festival have been announced, with Actress, Concrete Fence (a collaboration between Regis and Russell Haswell) and Dasha Rush among the highlights.6 Comments
The initial lineup for next year's event was announced about a month ago. Slots from James Holden, Porter Ricks and Basic House were all confirmed for the festival, which will run from January 24th through February 2nd. This new wave of acts is larger than the first, with close to 50 names added to the bill. Breakthrough Hamburg resident Helena Hauff, TR \\ ER (Truss & Tessela) and Warp Records signee patten have also been added, along with artists representing both Editions Mego (Yasunao Tone, COH, Bee Mask) and PAN (Rashad Becker, Beneath, Bill Kouligas).
As usual, a variety of screenings, talks and exhibitions have been included in the programme. There will be lectures from Swedish institution Elektronmusikstudion, presentations on experimental music and visual arts in the Netherlands, and discussions on music exchange in Eastern Europe.
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