Archive for Acid house

Light Year – Moderation

Posted in New Music, Video with tags , , , , , , on February 9, 2012 by rachaelwilliams

Light Year - Moderation

Check out the amazing new video from Sydney’s Light Year. Not only is it a great video but it’s a great track as well, and after receiving high-profile online support from Tensnake, it’s sure to your most shared video this month.

Light Year (aka the mononymously named Jordan) have already released 2 EP’s and toured both America and Europe but with a Australian-style take on the Hot Creations brand of deep house groove combined with an acid-house rave video, he’s sure to have a big year.

Rachael Williams

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Hard To Find

Posted in 80's, Acid house, Old School, remix/cover, We are not a rock band with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2011 by Knockturnal

Hard to find is a brand new double CD compilation released earlier this month containing exactly what it say’s on the box, hard to find classic and rare remixes  from old 12″ vinyl collections and CD singles. Claiming to take you back to a time when dance music was special and secret (much like our Society Parties) the album is a dream come true for DJs wanting to play something a little different. DJ historian and journalist extraordinaire Bill Brewster writes the sleeve notes…

‘With Hard To Find, we’ve sent our vinyl archaeologists to sift through the wreckage of acid house, throwing aside the Alison Limerick double packs and long-forgotten Shamen promos to bring you the gold (the only fool’s gold we’d permit would be by Stone Roses). But not only are these the very best of the remixes from the most creative period of house music, we like to think they define it, too. As if that weren’t sufficient, many of them have never been made available on CD before.’

Check out the mini mix below for an idea of what to expect, Hard to Find will be available both as a 2CD package and digital release. The full track list is after the jump.

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Moody B – Vintage Sleaze EP

Posted in 8-Bit, 80's, Acid house, dj, House, New Music, remix/cover, We are not a rock band with tags , , , , , , on August 16, 2011 by 4th level zombie

For over 12 years now Moody B has been heavily involved with the dance music industry. From championing new sounds in dingy nightclubs in San Francisco, creating his own record label, remixing and producing or simply carving out a musical niche for himself. Moody B, real name Bill Mondjack, has pretty much done it all. Yet his enthusiasm and creativity show no signs of letting up as he releases his new EP – Titled Vintage Sleaze – on Council House Recordings.

The majority of his previous releases have been inspired by the old skool sound of Chicago House and Detroit Techno infused with Italo Pop and Disco. And now Moody B has unleashed this formidable knowledge of music on to a new 4 track EP. It has taken Moody B some time to find a suitable platform for his take on the late 80′s Chicago sound that he has been nurturing, that is until Council House Recordings stepped in.

Listen to Moody B’s EP after the jump

SLACKK Interview + Top 5 ACID TRACKS

Posted in 80's, Acid house, Club Night, dj, House, Interviews, Old School, Society, Warehouse Party, We are not a rock band, Websites with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2011 by 4th level zombie

SLACKK is one of the new wave of DJ-producers influenced by the Acid House and breakbeat Hardcore sound. Now signed to Numbers, Slackk has found himself labelmates with the likes of Jamie xx, Jackmaster, Deadboy, Hudson Mohawke and Lory D and judging by the reaction to his first release ‘Theme From Slackk’, he’s going to be just as big very soon. We’ve seen first hand what Slackk can do to a dancefloor when he played at our warm-up party in July, so we know any tune he plays is guaranteed to leave you gasping for more, which is great because he’s playing at the next SOCIETY with Number head-honcho Jackmaster. WANARB caught up with SLACKK to ask him a few questions and get his top 5 acid tracks.

SLACKK’s top 5 tracks and interview after the jump

Rattus Rattus : 5 Tracks for SOCIETY + Interview

Posted in 80's, Acid house, Club Night, Dirt, dj, House, Society, Video, Warehouse Party with tags , , , , , on August 8, 2011 by 4th level zombie

Pure party mash-up! Everything and anything from dubstep & grime to bassline, electro and dark, dirty beats! As well as being an Urban Nerds selector from day one, Rattus Rattus has ventured out into UK clubland to regularly spin at a number of top underground nights including Vagabondz and Bigger than Barry.

Un-phased by any genre, his unique mixing style and one-off brand of mash-up mayhem when it comes to tunes makes Rattus a top favourite among Urban Nerdy punters looking to get their rave on. With party hats suitably doffed we caught up with Rattus to get an interview and his top 5 acid tracks we’re likely to hear at the upcoming Society Warehouse party this Friday the 12th.

See Rattus Rattus’ Top 5 and Interview after the jump

Italo Anyone?

Posted in 80's, Italo Disco with tags , , , on July 24, 2011 by Montagano

It’s been a while since I posted some Italo (mainly because I’m lame and I hardly post these days), so here’s one of my fave disco tracks at the moment.

All the attention we’re currently giving to the acid house scene that emerged during late 80′s / early 90′s makes it easy for us to forget about these tunes, which were hugely popular in Europe around the same time (maybe just a little before).

I know very little about Piano Fantasia, except that they released a bunch of tunes around 1985 – this one being my favourite of the lot. Enjoy!


Piano Fantasia – Song For Denise (Instrumental mix) [download]

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SOCIETY 9/04/11

Posted in Acid house, Old School, Warehouse Party, We are not a rock band with tags , , , on February 24, 2011 by Knockturnal


First details of our next warehouse party! For this one we’ve joined up with our pals at Class Of 808 to bring you SOCIETY, A night celebrating the pioneering sounds of electronic dance music from 1987-1993.  Full line up and venue details still to come, watch this space for more info…

Knockturnal

Mark Archer (Altern-8) Interview + Mix

Posted in Festival, Interviews, mix, Old School with tags , , , , , , on February 16, 2011 by haildiscordo

Ahead of his performance at Bloc Weekend next month Mark Archer, one half of early 1990′s British rave duo Altern-8 [who had top ten hits with Activ 8 and Evapor 8] took time out to chat to WANARB and Class of 808 about their legendary performance at Shelleys Carpark, Carl Craig and the weirdest thing he’s ever seen happen in a club.

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Want to be an extra in a New British Movie about Raving?

Posted in Old School, Uncategorized, Warehouse Party with tags , , on September 22, 2010 by Knockturnal

Momentum pictures are currently filming a new movie based around the Acid House explosion which took Britain by storm in the late 80′s / Early 90′s and are looking for extras to take part in the rave scenes.

It’s 1990 and the rave scene has arrived from Ibiza. Warehouse parties are exploding across the UK, bringing phenomenal wealth to the promoters.

In Manchester, best mates Matt and Dylan are in their early 20’s and long to be more than just punters. As the government moves to outlaw the scene, it’s now or never for our would-be promoters and they know exactly how it should be done.
But as their success continues to grow they begin to attract the dark and sinister attention of the Manchester gangs, forcing Matt and Dylan to question their dreams and their once solid friendship.

WEEKENDER stars three of the hottest young talents in the UK.

Jack O’Connell (SKINS, EDEN LAKE)
Henry Lloyd-Hughes (THE INBETWEENERS)
Emily Barclay (IN MY FATHER’S DEN, SUBURBAN MAYHEM)

This saturday is the last day for filming so if you want to take part in a piece of history and what’s sure to be an iconic film for the rave generation get yourselves down to the Warehouse on Warburton Street, Hackney, London E8 3RT (Map Link, entrance on Sidworth Street), just to the east of London Fields. Food will be supplied as well as free drinks from Red Bull and Kopparberg Cider and everyone attending will be invited to an exclusive preview of the film prior to it’s UK release.  As it’s set in 1990 it’s important that what you wear reflects the period. For further details and a list of suitable 90′s attire click here. There’s no need to register, just come along and bring your mates!

Knockturnal

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They Call it Acid

Posted in Old School, Video, We are not a rock band with tags , , , on April 30, 2010 by Knockturnal

A friend of mine was lucky enough to see a screening of ‘They Call it Acid‘ last night at the BFI. He came back with glowing reviews… Featuring interviews with pretty much everyone from back in the day, the film documentates the Birth of Acid House in ’88 and how it swept through the country shaping the dance music culture we know and love.

Looks fantastic, I can’t wait to see it. ‘They Call it Acid’ should be released sometime in September, but until then watch the trailer and read the full synopsis below.

Knockturnal.
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