May 2012

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Posted in: Competitions

Win 2 Tickets to Glade Festival: June 14th – 17th Glade Festival kicks off in just over 2 weeks, running June 14th - 17th and as we have mentioned in previous posts Glade is dishing up one of the finest, diverse and creative festivals of 2012. Not only is the line up something to savour with the likes of Sven Vath, Rusko, Boddika, Eats Everything, Marcel Dettmann, Mosca among many others in attendance, but they are also putting their creative juices to the test with a number of imaginative art installations that also double up as DJ arenas. In particular the Meteor and Pyromid Stage deserve a special mention. The Meteor Stage is located ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: WeAreBTN

WeAreBrighton – Essential New Music Since our initial post back in February of this year our home town of Brighton has erupted with an enveloping plume of new electronic music that has been inescapable for anyone caught within its path. Most notably artists such as Lorca, Leon Vynehall, Maxxi Soundsystem, Guy Andrews and Dauwd have seen their music being touted, spun and signed by some of electronic music's most prestigious DJs and labels, whilst home grown label Well Rounded has found itself hosting parties at Glade, and Echo Festival and traditional Brighton label 'Skint' has discovered a new musical direction with its ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Latest

Jacques Greene – Prism (3024) Preview + Mixtape Canadian producer Jacques Greene next release is set to come via Martyn's 3024 imprint, and judging by this recent radio rip he has taken his predilection for wandering percussion and heart warming pads and snapped them more tightly to the traditional house formula. This is not to say that 'Prism' lacks Jacques Greene customary texture but rather he has taken those layers and streamlined them for a more straight up dancefloor sound. Update: Check Jacques Greene's Exclusive new 'Oki-Ni' ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: BBB Records

Blacksmif – Hoop Dreams / Microweight (Out Today) + Free Track Blah Blah Blah turned 5 years old this May and as part of their celebrations they have saved their most exciting signing yet for a Ltd ʻWeAre5 Vinylʼ release, the prolific genre juggling Blacksmif. Hoop Dreams & Microweight has received huge support from the likes of Disclosure, South London Ordnance, Laurent Garnier, Mary Anne Hobbs, Audiojack, Deadboy, Jimpster, among many others. OUT NOW - Ltd Vinyl (includes free MP3 Versions) available via the BBB Surus Store Also available Digitally from all other online retailers: iTunes // Beatport // Boomkat Blacksmif flirts on the ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Tutorial

Tech Tutorial – Making Music with iPad Apps The way dance music producers create music has changed vastly over the last 10-15 years. Once upon a time producing a record required an expensive array of sequencers, samplers, synthesizers, effects, EQ and compressors. These days however, the majority of electronic music we listen to is produced on computers using a DAW or more recently using applications (Apps) on your smart phone or iPad. The use of Apps for producing music is getting more and common by the day. Companies such as Native Instruments, Sony and Korg (to name a few) are bringing out Apps to help you on your way to creating a ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Interviews

Blah Blah Blah meets Eats Everything (Interview) There are very few producers who make such an extreme impact on the dance music scene as Eats Everything (aka Daniel Pearce) has done in the space of 12months. The Bristolian superstar first exploded onto the world stage with his smash hit Entrance Song, receiving huge support from the likes of Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Seth Troxler, Carl Cox and Jamie Jones to name a few. Since then Daniel has featured on BBC Radio 1's Essential mix show, had further releases on Pets Recordings, Dirtybird, Futureboogie and also won the Best Breakthrough Producer Award with DJ Mag earlier this year. With ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Albums

Justin Martin – Ghettos & Gardens (Album Review) If you've been following Justin Martin for the past 12 months you'll have noticed the fine form he's currently in. Last year's 'Lezgo' with Ardalan appeared in plenty of best of '2011' lists whilst last week's 'Don't Go'/'Rough Stuff' EP is already getting a lot of hype. All three of these tracks appear on his debut album Ghettos & Gardens. Ghettos & Gardens is Justin Martin's marriage of melody and bass. Rather than being a 'DJ album' of club tracks connected by unnecessary filler he has created an album's worth of songs that stand up equally to home listening and club play. ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

Stuck on Repeat – Volume 9 Stuck on Repeat simply collects together a load of tracks over an un-specified amount of time that we consider essential listening. As always with these types of things there maybe certain tracks you’ve already heard, tracks we’ve missed or accidentally overlooked, so please feel free to hit up the comments with anything you think is indispensable. In no particular order.............. Endian - DBPLT01 (Nonplus Records) Actress - Ascending (Honest John Records) Martyn - We Are In Your Future (Redshape Remix) (Brainfeeder) Blacksmif - Microweight (Blah Blah Blah Records) Justin ... Read more / Preview track