June 2012

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Posted in: Competitions

WIN – Justin Martin ‘Ghettos & Gardens’ Swag – CLOSED Yesterday we talked musical influences, guilty pleasures, porn stars and Jimi with San Francisco's number one ass shaking DJ / Producer, Justin Martin, whilst chatting he also agreed to leave us a swag of 'Ghettos & Gardens' goodies to give away. By simply answering the question below you could be the proud owner of a Ghettos & Gardens Ltd T-Shirt, Beer Coaster, Sticker, Brown Paper Bag and a signed copy of the new LP. How to Enter - Simple, answer the question below and post the correct answer in the comments section of this post. All correct answers will be placed in the BBB ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Interviews

Blah Blah Blah meets Justin Martin + Competition Justin Martin has been plundering our dance floors since 2003 with his debut smash ‘The Sad Piano’ which dropped via Ben Watts Buzzin Fly. Since then he has played an intrinsically key role in the creation and longevity of Dirtybird Records, initially appearing on the labels first 4 releases and most recently reinvigorating the label with his 2010 smash Mr. Spock and booty shaking Lezgo in 2011. He is also known for his work with his brother Christian as The Martin Brothers, producing one of our all time top tracks ‘Rocket Surgery’. “Music journalists typically describe ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Tracks

Jacques Greene – The Ready EP (Review) In other areas of music it seems people are bending over backwards to invent new genres and sub-divide existing ones. This kind of electronic music, however, has fractured and evolved so frequently over the last couple of years that it makes trying to pigeonhole a trend, sound or track a futile exercise. Martyn's 3024 imprint is just as big a culprit as any in this cross pollination and combined with Jacques Greene's ever shifting productions we're quite happy to sweep any genre implications under the big rug that is 'house' and get on with enjoying The Ready EP. The Ready EP marks yet ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: Mixtape

Claude VonStroke – Hard Summer 2012 Mixtape One of the most enduring forces within dance music culture has been the mixtape, since its introduction in the 80's via the humble compact cassette it has played a key role in the dissemination of music. Originally the mixtape was a key tool for an aspiring DJ to show off his mixing prowess and pitch himself to club promoters, however with the proliferation of DJ culture in recent times the role of the mixtape has changed quite considerably. It is no longer the sole domain of the aspiring DJ but more of a marketing tool for events, record labels, blogs, clubs and established DJs. Further to ... Read more / Preview track
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Tech – Nu School Deep House (Loopmasters) Deep House has had made one heck of a comeback in the last year or so, with producers such as Maya Jane Coles, Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex, Julio Bashmore and Tales Of Us leading the way in what can only be classed as a reinvention of the Deep House genre, and now arguably the sound of 2012. In light of this re-emergence of deep house it should come as no surprise that one of the leading sample houses ‘Loopmasters.com’ has put together and released a comprehensive Deep House package - “Nu School Deep House”. The sample pack explores and embraces the best elements of Nu-Disco, Deep ... Read more / Preview track
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Disclosure announce album early 2012 For those of you who havent been clubbing or had access to the internet for last 6 months may have missed the growing phenomomen that is Disclosure. Earlier this year we featured them in our 'Electronic Artist of the Week' series, which was rapidly followed by XLR8R doing the same and FACT magazine releasing their FACT mix. Since then the justified hype has continued to grow, culminating in the duo releasing the hotly coverted 'Face EP' whilst enthralling audiences across europe with their commanding live shows. FACT TV caught up with them at Lovebox to discuss whats next Disclosure - ... Read more / Preview track
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Win 2 Tickets to EXIT Festival: COMPETITION CLOSED EXIT Festival is the original Eastern Bloc festival, first opening its doors in 1999 as a student protest to the Milosevic regime, since then Serbia and its surrounding nations have achieved full independence from former Yugoslavia and EXIT Festival has gone on to become one of the most revered and emulated European Festivals, with people attending from over 60 different nations. Located within a Petrovaradin Fortress and renowned for its affordability, Balkan sunshine and huge line ups it is without doubt one of those 'Essential Festivals' alongside the likes of Glastonbury, Coachella, ... Read more / Preview track
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Alfie – Uncomfortably Numb / About Midday (BBB005) Blah Blah Blah are having a bit of a break through year with sets at Glade & EXIT Festival confirmed, and their labels most recent release from Blacksmif gathering support from a number of respected sources, among which Disclosure, South London Ordnance, BrEaCh, Mary Anne Hobbs, Laurent Garnier, Audiojack, XLR8R, and Beatportal can now be considered keen listeners. Their 5th release looks set to further establish the labels growing reputation with 2 tracks of deep techno inspired house from 17 yr old music enthusiast Alfie. Alfie - Uncomfortably Numb / About Midday - Drops July ... Read more / Preview track