- Published on Thursday, 27 October 2016 09:27
Grab yourself a party hat, and put on your dancing shoes as we celebrate the 7th birthday of the much loved Half Baked. And what a 7 years it has been. They are known worldwide for the contagious vibe they bring time and time again, always keeping it fresh, bringing to you the creativity and ideas of the family they have grown over the years.
To celebrate this momentous occasion they have curated something beyond even the craziest music lovers imagination. A heavyweight line up of carefully selected artists have been called upon, giving a true reflection of what the party is about, representing the journey they have been on since their birth back in 2009. On the 26th November, playing host to the biggest birthday party of the year is the unique and industrial south east London rave space, Great Suffolk St Warehouse. Yes, you did hear that right.
Not only is it a rare occasion for this amazing warehouse being put to such great use, it is even more of a rarity to see the three headliners touching down in London, all at the same time. After all of them making individual appearances at Half Baked parties spread out across the year, it seems more than fitting that [a:rpia:r] sound system will be taking you on all night long journey. Deep in the depths of these special tunnels the perfect blend of bouncy minimal grooves will be thrown down by Raresh, PetreInspirescu and Rhadoo. The Romanian trio always bring such an unbelievable vibe, and we can assure you, you really don’t want to miss this.
It wouldn’t be a real birthday party without some Perlon love, would it? The mistress, Margaret Dygas will be bringing her eclectic sounds, as she touches on all corners of the electronic world. Followed by the master, with a pure genius back catalogue, Sammy Dee will be dabbling in all kinds of obscure sounds, pushing the boundaries as he does best. Rumbling their sounds through the warehouse space, will be dynamic duo ToFu Productions (Fumiya Tanaka & Thomas Melchior) playing together all over the world, and both with years of experience this is guaranteed magic.
Time for the groove. The killer combination of Seuil, Le Loup and long term Half Baked resident Robin Ordell Aka Pap Inc will be supplying you with warm loops and crazy house cuts. Cabanne&Lowris have built a strong relationship moving the dance floor of Concrete, Paris regularly on a Sunday so it will be fantastic to experience the chemistry within the brick arches of London. With previous releases on the label and a long term friendship with the Half Baked familia it is great to see Mike Shannon will be showing his face for the Birthday bash. And of course Half Baked main guy, Greg Brockmann’s experimental sounds will be unleashed, and we are sure he will have even more tricks up his sleeve for this milestone event.
Up for grabs is:
- 2x Tickets To the Birthday Bash
- 1x copy of HB009
- 1x copy of HB008
- 1x copy of HB007
- 1x Half Baked T shirt
- 1x Half Baked Tote bag
- a few more Half Baked goodies.
Here’s to many more years of Half Baked, thank you for the memories, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.
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- Published on Thursday, 27 October 2016 08:20
On December 8-11th RaveOnSnow returns for its 23rd edition, taking place in Saalbach Hinterglem – Austria. For those of you who haven’t yet heard about the festival think 3 days and nights of non-stop partying in a winter wonderland with over 80 of the best DJs in the electronic music scene. This year heavyweights such as Carl Craig, Teifschwarz, Dave Aju, Pleasrue Kraft, andhim, André Galluzzi, Sasha Carassi, Mihai Popoviciu and Anja Shneider will be hitting the decks in the Austrian alps.
What began as gathering amongst friends RaveOnSnow has come a long way since its humble beginning back in 1993. Having made the ski resort of Saalbach, Hinterglemm is home since 1995 over the years the festival has grown and now attracts music lovers from all over the world.
Offering a wide offering of electronic music there is something for everyone at the variety of locations within the festival. Each will host a selected line up, which together will cover the vast spectrum of the electronic landscape. Fast forward to the night and the festival serves up something for the ravers, a huge club night which is on par with that in Berlin. Without a doubt this festival is not one you want to miss!
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- Published on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 18:08
On October 28th Trapped LDN invites a line up of unique Romanian talent for a showcase of musical delights. From early beginnings in Brick Lane’s Café 1001 to London's notorious Fabric nightclub, Trapped LDN have remained consistent with their parties through quality line ups and well-sourced venues. Having had a successful debut showcase at Fabrics WYS earlier this year, and with a further two releases now under their belts, Trapped LDN announce their second showcase at the newly refurbished, The Bridge Club. The line up is a real treat that features artists from the past and forth-coming Trapped LDN label series. Romanian duo Dubsons are the first to grace the line up bringing their unique dubby techno sound to the London party. Dubsons are set to make their highly anticipated Trapped LDN label debut with Trifazic EP (TLR004) which will be available later this year.
Next up Midi Records founder and fellow Romanian Mihigh brings his trademark sound to the Trapped LDN Showcase, also making his debut on the label for the forthcoming TLR006 release. Zefzeed finalises the all Romanian affair, no stranger to the Trapped LDN label having remixed Suolo - Omogen EP for (TLR002) Zefzeed has also recently released Ageri/Tracet EP on Mayak Records which has had huge response, confirming that you will without a doubt be in for a treat on the night.
With a further two releases in the pipeline featuring artists such as Claymoore & Pheek for (TLR003), Triptil and Herodot for (TRL005), Trapped LDN prove that with hard work and dedication a solid label can be built. Showing no signs of stopping now they are definitely ones to watch, time to get trapped in the music.
Ahead of the event on Friday 28th October MEOKO have teamed up with Trapped LDN to give one lucky winner the chance to win:
x4 Free Guestlist to the Trapped LDN Showcase
x2 Trapped LDN vinyl (TLR001 & TRL002)
Plus some Trapped LDN stickers thrown in for good measure!
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- Published on Monday, 26 September 2016 10:22
From humble beginnings as a small and intimate party in East Londons 93 Feet East to what has now been a season long residency at HYTE Amnesia, one of Ibiza's biggest nightclubs, its safe to say FUSE London have come a long way. Since the journey began in 2008 FUSE now have a established a highly regarded record label and have hosted over 300 events in Europe and beyond. A credit to London’s underground clubbing scene, FUSE has stayed true to its London roots and proved that with hard work and dedication anything is possible.
No strangers to the White Isle, FUSE have built a name for themselves throwing parties on the island for some time now, however this summer has been a real game changer. Having hosted a string of takeover parties for HYTE Amnesia inviting the likes of Loco Dice, DeWalta, Cristi Cons, Nima Gorji, Guti and Valentino Kanzyani the residency has been a success for the label and has placed them at the forefront of the global radar.
To end what has been an incredible season the FUSE family get ready for the highly anticipated grand finale on the 28th September. The main room of Amnesia will host FUSE heavyweights Enzo Siragusa, Seb Zito, Rossko, Archie Hamilton, Rich NXT and Dan Farserelli; showcasing its close-knit core residents in true FUSE style. On the terrace for your added pleasure will showcase artists from further a field Dubfire, Chris Liebing, Pan-Pot and Caleb Calloway will add to this years closing line up.
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- Published on Thursday, 22 September 2016 16:00
In celebration of their 5th Birthday, Unleash are hosting a party with a line up to die for. Inviting some of the electronic music scene’s biggest and most respected artists starting with Petre Inspirescu. One of the founders of Arpiar together with friends Raresh and Rhadoo, Pedro will be playing an extended set for the occasion.
On a similar level, ToFu Productions aka Thomas Melchior and Fumiya Tanaka will also be playing a longer b2b set for everyone’s satisfaction. Both being part of the well known Perlon label with a few releases each on the imprints as well as many others on labels such as Sundance, Minibar and Half Baked.
Next on the bill is another Perlon pioneer, Baby Ford who needs no introduction knowing he has been in the music scene for over 20 years and is the proud owner of two incredibly well established labels, Trelik and PAL SL where he has been releasing music since the 90’s.
Alongside these four legends you will also find French Bass Culture label founder D'julz who also has been in the game for two decades. Whether it’s through his productions, radio shows, compilations, parties or club sets, D’Julz has been at the forefront of electronic music since his career first began back in 1992. A firm DJ and fan favorite alike, his ability to transcend genres and trends has seen him hold one of the most consistent levels of success of any modern-day DJ/Producer.
Speaking of Dj/Producers, the next duo featuring on the line-up also have been producing music for over 20 years under the alias Cab Drivers. With their first release coming out in 1994 on their imprint Cabinet Records, they have since grown in popularity and released on labels such as Djebali, One records and Daniel Bell’s 7th City.
To add to the string of artist booked from the Perlon crew, Audio Werner will also be gracing the Unleash 5th Birthday celebrations with his Dj skills and ability to mix between house and minimal. His discography is a variety of expensive 12inches which haven’t aged since his beginnings in the early 2000s jumping from labels like Minibar to Hello? Repeat and Hartchef Discos.
Last but not least is Varhat who has been making a lot of noise recently within the music industry. Operating under various secret aliases as well as being the co founder of Yoyaku Agency, he will be making his London debut at the event.
All these great artists will have the pleasure of being supposted by Unleash residents Daylomar, Brett Jacobs and Koko Bayern.
In celebration of Unleash 5th Birthday we have joined forces with the London party to bring you something special. Being held in East London's Studio Spaces (E1) on 01.10, this is without a doubt a night you do not want to miss.
For this very special competition we will be giving one lucky winner the chance to win:
X3 Records from DJs on the lineup;
1- Cab drivers & Audio Werner – Correspondence EP
2- Varhat - VRHT22 EP (AKU004) EP
3- Audio Werner – TT03 Drum Talk EP
Cab drivers & Audio Werner – Correspondence EP
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