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The Bridge - Session #2: Kobosil - Zomby

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Over the last few months a dark cloud has been cast over London nightlife but it is great to see something positive and inspiring coming our way in the form of new East London club The Bridge. As winter draws closer we can reveal that the people behind the scenes are working nonstop to create a fresh new venue, bringing the hottest talent in the electronic music scene. ‘Session’ will be a series of events at the nightclub curated by the team that consists of their favourite selectors, creating an extra special vibe. Take it from us, they will be digging deep in to the house and techno artists of today, for your pleasure.

 

 

3Rd of December (9pm-6am) will see the second of the parties taking place. After many releases on top techno label Ostgut Ton and his own imprint RK in the last few years, young artist Kobosil has picked up a huge reputation. Luckily for you, on the day he will be delivering a powerful journey crammed with his dark and mysterious synths, blended with his hypnotic basslines he is known for. Deeply involved with the scene in Berlin, it will be great to see what he brings to London.

Also called upon on the night is the iconic artist Zomby. Nearly ten years have gone by of fantastic releases on labels such as the famous Hyperdub Records and Werkdiscs, with deep influences from jungle and the 90’s rave scene. Expect, forward thinking garage sounds, breathing life in to glitchy break house beats.

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Making a name for herself in the city after hosting several shows on the renowned Rinse FM with some huge artists, and a string of productions under her belt with the likes of Leftroom it is to no surprise that SAOIRSE and The Bridge seem to be building a great relationship. She will be appearing at several parties at the club over the duration of this year, bringing her diverse deep grooves to the dancefloor how she knows best.

Of course there are more talented artists to be confirmed, but you will have to wait until closer to the time. Something very special is happening here, so keep your eyes peeled for more from this club. Get involved with the next chapter of their story this December.  

Words by: Zac

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Art Of Dark Preview - 01/10/16 Zip, DJ Masda and Colin Chiddle

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It is too nobody’s surprise that Art of Dark are having such a fantastic year, throwing parties in major cities such as Moscow, Berlin, Barcelona, and they made a trip over to Ibiza in June. But as the seasons change, after an extremely busy summer, it is great to see they are returning to what they call their ‘favourite basement’. The intimate, MangleE8 (formerly known as The Laundry E8) is located in London Fields, known for its high quality sound and dark atmosphere, it seems more than fitting for the special treat they have in store for you. 

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This Saturday sees the return of the legendary, ZIP as he takes you on an extended journey through his diverse and special collection of sounds. Whether he has you swaying to his deep, looping minimal records, or his early morning groovers that you simply won’t hear anywhere else, you know this will be a special occasion. It’s not often we are blessed with a visit from the Perlon main man, so you must take advantage when you can.

Talking of eclectic artists and flawless selectors, DJ Masda will be taking the reins on the night controlling the East London basement with his curious outlook on all varieties of house and technoThe Cabaret  recordings co-founder is known for having no limits when it comes to his label and on the dance floor, always pushing for a unique vibe. And of course they will be joined by one of the most consistent DJ’s in not just London but in the UK. Art of Dark resident Colin Chiddle will be showing his versatility as he always does, when stepping up with the world class artists they bring in time and time again.

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As most of you probably know the fun never stops there. Sunday morning, a new face in town, TBA, will play host to the after party. Nothing has been released yet, and probably won’t be till the day, but we can reassure you it will be nothing short of amazing.

       

 

 

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The Lessizmore 10 Years ‘Forever Never More’ Review

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Upon their tenth year Lessizmore have released [LesIzmo:r] 10 Years 'Forever Never More' a compilation that is nothing short of amazing. Expertly put together in a well thought out three part release the track selection represents the labels ten-year journey, showcasing artists the label has both collaborated and had at events over the years. From humble beginnings in the notorious Parisian club Le Triptyque to Brussels legendary Fuse, the labels sound has developed and evolved since it laid down roots in 2006. This journey is translated effortlessly through the well thought out compilation, which label owners Jessica Bossuyt and Fuse resident Pierre Noisiez have pieced together, communicating the labels creative vision which has grown over the last decade.  

 

LIM12 - Lessizmore 10 Years #1 

For the first EP Birdsmakingmachine delivers F for Flasas a moody stripped back track that has a somewhat eerie feeling to it with a deep warm base line. Deadbeat follows suit in the form of a futuristic dubby techno beat with robotic vocals interwoven into a rolling drumbeat. For the last track Lessizmore new signing Louis McGuire serves up Buffeting Tuft, a dark minimal industrial track which transports you to the underground clubs of Berlin. LIM12 is a strong first installment to the three part release celebrating the labels 10 year journey.  

 

 
 

LIM13 - Lessizmore 10 Years #2 

First up on the A side Borrowed Identity's Cambio is a Chicago style house track featuring a crisp vocal sample with sprinkles of percussion. Continuing this theme on the A side San Proper follows suit with Hand Break Turn, groovy and laid back with a rolling bongo beat both tracks compliment each other showcasing the labels house offerings. Hypnotic, cool and just a bit sexy, Dave Aju interweaves a laid back vocal which nods to his American roots. Last on the B side and a sure hit on the release Frivolous showcases his production style in the form of Little Devils, featuring a Bad Boys sample which works harmoniously with the tracks layered melody. The second instalment of this three part masterpiece is a hands in the air upbeat crowd mover.  

 

 
 

LIM14 - Lessizmore 10 Years #3 

The final EP completes the three part release on a high. Starting off with a personal favourite of mine, the one and only Steve O’Sullivan. UK techno veteran and Mosaic founder, O’Sullivans rolling tribal rhythm Over and Over washes over you like a hypnotic wave. Fernando Constantini completes the A side with an upbeat groove, blended with a soulful vocal sample you can’t help but move to. Slower on the B side clean cut beats entwined with ambient soundscape Mike Shannon delivers Talking About. Clovis closes the LIM14 with a beautiful melodic track that is fluid with splashes of strings and piano. The third instalment is a real gem, representing the sheer variety that the label has to offer.  

 

 
 

This three part release is a credit to the label and showcases all of its strengths by encompassing the quality of the talent and events hosted over the past decade in Europe and beyond. You should purchase the complete collection, something tells me this is just the beginning.  

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Single Review: Cab Drivers - Correspondence

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And they’ve done it again, Cab Drivers 'Correspondence' release proves that the Berlin duo, Zky & Daniel Paul, know exactly how to deliver music that can move a crowd with ease. Throw in a strong remix from Audio Werner and you have a powerful release.   

Consistency is no doubt one of the key elements to Cab Drivers success, having perfected a unique sound that DJs worldwide hold in high regard. With the perfect combination of rolling melody and dubby groove, Cab Drivers releases continue to move dancefloors. The duos 20 years in the business is evident thought the numerous 12" they have released on their label Cabinet Records. Founded in 1995 the Berlin label has since collaborated with projects such Honesty, Compass and Horse Shoe to deliver distinctive and well received releases.  

 

The 'Correspondence' release follows this trend and proves that Cab Drivers two decades of active production has pushed them to the forefront of the underground music scene. A solid house track that's full of energy 'Correspondence' carries a Chicago House groove that is a hands in the air crowd pleaser. Featuring an underlying melody interwoven with skippy hi-hats this relase just makes you want to dance. 

 

For the remix Audio Werner teams up with Cab Drivers for his second Cabinet Records release. Werner puts his stamp on the remix delivering something quite different from the original. Ambient and stripped back; if side A is for the main event this is definitely for the after party. A real journey track that carries you through fluid transitions teamed with splashes of percussion, making Werner's style apparent throughout.  

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this release which you will undoubtedly be hearing on a dancefloor soon.  

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Feelings Summer Féte - Day& Night

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Our friends over at Feelings are celebrating their 2nd anniversary this Saturday 10th September 2016 with an all-day party just in time for the close of summer. 

In true Feelings style they have worked have to produce a stellar line up with 3 stages of music featuring some of the finest pioneers of house music such as Joe Clausell, Mike Dunn, Alfredo, Kon, Mark E, Dan Beaumont, Kasra V, The Menendez Brothers, Noama, Cosmic Tom and many more at the beautiful east locations which will feature a fun fair, independent label market, craft beer, taste bud tingling street food. 

Themes from two years of parties of unparalleled parties at Feelings Summer Fétemusical feast will be calved out into three distinctive zones.

Joining forces with leading music connoisseurs Ransom Note and Stamp The Wax, the Main Stage House zone will be headlined by Body & Soul stalwart Joe Clausell as well as a set from Mark E and Mike Dunn; the Chicago house innovator that headlined Feeling’s road-block first birthday. Further sets will come from Feelings family Kasra V, as well as The Menendez Brothers, FYI Chris, Dimensions Soundsystem and Ransom Note DJs, Helter Skelter and DJ Office Manager.

The Disco zone takes the form of Feelings Summer Féte’s bumper cars, at the centre of a fun-fair dance floor with a vibe-laden sound track provided by Kon, Dan Beaumont playing an exclusive Italo set, Cosmic Slop’s Cosmic Tom, SistaSista and Digby plus Feelings residents Gustav, Brian Summers & DJ Karl Karlson.

Over in the Balearic zone, seminal White Isle scenester Alfredo heads-up a program of sun-soaked sounds with an eclectic mix of Ibiza inspired productions and world music from African Shakedown’sNoema, ThrisTian, Glowing Palms, Apiento, Napper and Stamp The Wax’s Aaron L & Yoshi.

Excited much…. Yes you are!

Part 1: Day - 2PM - MIDNIGHT 
Red Open Air Market - Shoreditch
288 Old St, London EC1V 9LA

Part 2: Night - 10PM - 6AM 
Oval Space - Shoreditch E2 
29-32 The Oval, London E2 9DT

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