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Music Review: St. Joseph - Player Nr. 1 EP [Dokutoku Records 006]

St. Joseph - Player Nr. 1 [Dokutoku Records 006]

 

Available now on deejay.de: http://bit.ly/stjoseph-dokutoku006

Listen to the premiere of St. Joseph - Feel (Arno aka Einzelkind Remix): http://bit.ly/feel-arno-remix

 

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For their 6th instalment, Katie Drover’s label Dokutoku Records brings us a sublime EP from the talented and Tini & The Gang member St. Joseph with his ‘Player Nr. 1 EP.’ Three delicious original tracks along with an infectious, groovy number turned out by Arno (aka Einzelkind) complete the package.

 

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We kick the A-side off with ‘Feel’ which is a slow, hypnotic rolling track you’d expect to hear in a basement club in the early hours. A bouncy b-line mixed with drawn on Rhodes notes really take us on a voyage of self-discovery, which leads into ‘Random,’ a jazzy track that sounds like it was produced back in the hay day of the ’90s. Seriously good! The B side really takes things up a gear with Arno's (better known as Einzelkind) remix which is a peak time number that you’ll find hard not to move to. What’s surprising about this is that Arno actually created his version without the benefit of the original parts, giving life to a monstrous track over its 10 minutes ride …very impressive! Rounding off the package is ‘Player Nr 1’, a chuggy, slowed-down groover, providing a lovely 3-minute interlude to close the EP in style.

 

P.S. Don't forget to check out Katie Drover's exclusive Live Moments Episode on our Soundcloud channel!

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Ampere will host once more the renowned [a:rpia:r] label showcase in Antwerp, Belgium on Friday December 6th

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Ampere will host once more the renowned [a:rpia:r] label showcase in Antwerp, Belgium on Friday December 6th, another impressive event to their list after their recent Ampere Open Air festival edition. Both definite highlights to the Belge nightlife and culture.

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[a:rpia:r] is one of the most established and prolific Romanian record labels currently in the global music scene, and is what some of us may refer to as, the whole package deal: concept driven, top quality artists and beautiful music. Part of their not so secret success is the fact that the label operates as a sort of family of superb artists and friends (Rhadoo, Petre Inspirescu and Raresh), which unmistakably translates their distinctive energy to the dancefloor.

Each of their founding members is considered as one of few unmissable microhouse and minimal house acts by an international audience due to their high technical skills and ground-breaking sound. The commitment and integrity to music the label has is remarkable, evidenced throughout the whole [a:rpia:r] universe, every release, individual artist performance or as their collective DJ super group, RPR Soundsystem, is unique and unprecedented.

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The latter format, is a three-way back to back DJ set, that works as a powerful dynamic whole that complements itself from the conjunction of each of their artists’ signature style. Rhadoo, Petre Inspirescu and Raresh, are some of the most appreciated artists of the Romanian minimal wave as they keep pushing their sound and craft to new frontiers, always delivering exceptional music to audiences worldwide and Ampere’s [a:rpia:r] showcase will certainly be a night to remember.

Get your Ticket, Book your Flight and see you on the Dancefloor

Tickets HERE

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Words: Daniel

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The Sunday Bunch at StarLane (London) with Harry Mccanna

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The Sunday Bunch, with the support of Meoko London and Dram Atic, are starting the winter in London with a warm event at StarLane Pizza Bar.  Based on a strong history in organizing events and well known in Bulgaria, they are now crossing the boarders to share their concept way and beyond. T heir passion in music and creativity are making special moments characterized by joy, high quality music and a great atmosphere.

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Event’s headliner will be Harry Mccanna. Full artist, DJ and producer, based in London, he creates a bridge between minimal, stripped-back house and techno which makes his music and performance unique. He managed to bring his sets not only in London but also throughout UK, Spain, Belgium or Australia. Besides his acts, he is one of the co-founders of the local party and imprint NorthSouth. Putting all together, Harry Mccanna is always promising a good party.

Alongside Harry, you will meet Alexandar Kyosev, house and techno DJ and producer from Bulgaria, who manages Caph label. The day will be completed by the amazing set of Mario Milev, Bulgarian artist known for this great performance in Sofia and the explosive b2b with Slavi Peev, Co-Founder at Friends from AFAR and Georgi, Founder of the The Sunday Bunch.

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Make your Sunday Bunch on 8th of December, 2019 at StarLane.
 
 
Words: Dan Miruna

 

 

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Preview: Into The Woods Halloween x TELUM w/ Priku, Ferro & Iuly.B and more

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London’s Into The Woods has long been leading the way in the underground scene, continually setting the benchmark with minimal-leaning parties in the finest locations. For Halloween this year, the outfit are teaming up with label-of-the-moment Telum to present some of the scene’s most exciting talents at Studio 9294, the canal-side space in Hackney Wick.

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Headlining the occasion, is one of the circuit’s most in demand artists: Romania’s Priku. Continually inspiring with his sets, filled with enchanting selections and mixed with addictive flair, it is safe to say Priku does not disappoint. Joining him, is Amsterdam’s revered Ferro, an artist whose rise has been exponential in recent years. The VBX resident exudes pure enthusiasm and devotion in all the music he plays and produces. Rounding out the impressive triple-headliner is another of Romania’s most exciting talents: Iuly.B. His productions on labels like Rora, Visionquest, Mulen, Subtil and Fuse London have garnered him international acclaim. The deep and hypnotic energy he brings to every set makes him a favourite by dance floors big and small. Complementing the evening’s musical offering, are Telum and Into The Woods residents Kolo & Dyze, Tarek Charbonnier and Isam Mellagui.

 

With the party continuing through until 6am, with a special warehouse afterparty still to be announced, this will certainly be the place to be this Halloween. A night filled with the perfect musical tricks and treats awaits.

 

Tickets: httpss://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1317265

FB Event: httpss://www.facebook.com/events/553197645420340/

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The connection between Ben Vedren and Concrete will always be special, we asked Ben of his top five moments at Concrete

A sad occassion for all party goers this summer, as we waved goodbye to an integral part of the night scene in, Paris. Sadly Concrete had to shut it's doors. Ahead of his fantastic 'In Harmony' release on his label Reduce Records, we managed to catch up with long term resident and friend of the club, Ben Vedren. The two track EP sees one original from the French artist and co founder Leiris supplies a classy remix. 
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The connection was and always will be strong between Ben and Concrete, so we asked him his top 5 moments since he became a resident at the club... 
 
1. First Live : wood floor 23/07/2012

Probably my strongest memory at Concrete… was hot and sunny summer afternoon, and  many of my dearest friends were here for support! This moment would change my life forever.
 
 
2.  Afterparty first Weather Festival 19/05/2013
When you play at Concrete, you have the privilege to share the lineups with the best artists. This day, I was thrilled to be around all those incredible guys, which I admire the work of most of them.
Playing my live set between Kerri Chandler and Robert Hood in the main room was a blessing to me.
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3. New Years Eve_ main room 31/12/2018
Definitely the most intense vibe I’ve experience at Concrete… that night was completely out of control. Those kind of moment you get stuck for days after!
VIDEO :  httpss://www.facebook.com/benvedrenmusic/videos/343995466196962/
 
4. Parents_Main room
I can’t remember which party it was, the only thing I know it was a Sunday afternoon. I decided to invite my dear parents to assist my show, a way of trying to show them what I do as they never been to a party before. My dad was really intrigued and my mum dancing all the way. And every one from staff to public were sooo nice to them. Was just the right moment to do it !
 
5. Closing Party : woodfloor 21/07/2019
Learning that Concrete will be over for good was a shocking news for all of us. But we decided that this moment should not be a sad, even if nostalgia was in everybody’s mind.
 

Keep up to date with all things Reduce Records, Reduce Records Soundcloud, Reduce Records FB. 

Artist profiles Ben Vedren Soundcloud, Ben Vedren RA, Ben Vedren FB, Leiris Soundcloud, Leiris RA, Leiris FB


Listen back to the Reduce Records back catalogue here, Monkey Nenufar - Pusspo/Element and Ben Vedren’s MXA EP, coming soon on digital platforms. Watch this space!

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