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Droog’s Potty Mouth Warm-Up Mix

Posted in Deep House, House, mix, Warehouse Party, We are not a rock band with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2012 by rachaelwilliams

Droog play Potty Mouth warehouse party

This Saturday sees LA’s Culprit Records head honchos Droog go up British partner in crime Inxec in a special back to back set at one of our favourite London warehouse parties, Potty Mouth. Completing the bill is Danish deep house master Noir and rising Polish stars Catz N Dogz and We Are Not A Rockband’s very own Hazmat; giving what must surely be the most hotly anticipated international lineup across the capital this weekend.

And if just the mere thought of it all wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, Droog have only gone done a Potty Mouth warm-up mix! With tracks from Subb-an, Gavin Herlihy and Amirali, you’ll be popping on your dancing shoes super-early out of sheer excitement. Tracklisting after the jump.

Droog – Potty Mouth Warm-up Mix

Potty Mouth will be from 9pm to 6am in the heart of Hackney at Netil House in London Fields. Tickets are on sale over at Resident Advisor.

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Review: Above The City

Posted in New Albums with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2011 by rachaelwilliams

Above The City Culprit CompilationEarly next month sees the digital release of Culprit Records’ first ever compilation, Above The City. Inspired by their legendary Sunday rooftop sessions at LA’s Standard Hotel; it’s the perfect release to compliment the current (and somewhat unexpected) heatwave here in the UK. Listen to it, enjoy the sunshine, and then picture yourself swaying to the beats, on a rooftop with LA’s beautiful house-scenesters. As opposed to peeling off your raincoat and bemoaning the end of summer, which, let’s be frank, we all assumed we’d be doing from here on out.

Opening with the idyllic sounding chatter of birds, it ambles along pleasantly enough with some fairly chilled tracks from LA’s Clovis and London based Mark Chambers & Soho, but, like all great parties, Above The City doesn’t really hit its stride until about half way through. Nikko Gibler‘s contribution ‘Hide From No-One’ starts innocently enough, with a great beat to get the limbs moving that bit more. Then, a saucy little beat comes in over the top, and oh my, when the male vocals kick in… it’s enough to get a girl all over-excited about music again. After that it is just relentless. Lula Circus, if you’ve not come across them yet, are an absolute joy to discover. ‘Mary Jane Loves Me’ is a stunner of a track. If this is a fantasy set-list of a rooftop Culprit party, right now you’d be fairly sloshed, grinning from ear to ear, dancing your arse off. It’s that bloody good.

Drawing things to a close, but not winding things down is Leeds Death On The Balcony. This is totally the point in the party when you’ve realised you’re really quite mashed and you have a perfect bubble of a moment. Drinking with your pals, lighting each other’s cigarettes, taking photos, dancing together. Bliss. Finishing things for us off is half of Visionquest: Lee Curtiss and Seth Troxler. No, they’re not really calming it down either, just sparking those after-party craving with their track ‘Spending Time’.

This is a great first compilation-outing from Culprit, the label set up by DJ collective Droog. Considering that it was two years in the making, it sure ought to be. The signs have been there all along though, with their parties attracting stellar line-ups including Hot Natured, Magda, Dyed Soundorom, Shonky, Tanner Ross, Soul Clap, Benoit & Sergio, members of Visionquest, M A N I K…. I could go on here, but you get the gist as to what makes this so special. Fantasy setlist indeed.

Nikko Gibler – Hide From No-One (excerpt)

Lula Circus – Mary Jane Loves Me (excerpt)

Above The City is out on digital release on the 10th October.

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Introducing: City Light

Posted in bands, New bands, We are not a rock band with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 28, 2010 by keifallen

From hints of  the Flaming Lips - ‘Soft Bulletin’ on the vocals and drum beats, to the electronic synths and guitars used much like Ben Gibbard’s favourite band, Electric PresidentCity Light (not to be confused with City Lights) have not exploded onto the scene, rather started to make waves. And with the swell provided by music blogs such as ourselves, this should hopefully increase in size – leading to nothing but good things for the band. Good things which are 100% deserved, unlike some of the good things those ‘celebrity’ Big Brother housemates will experience upon exiting the house. If only they could all get the ‘Jo O’Meara Experience’, and then I’d be one happy blogger.

We were sent City Light’s album ‘Burned out Bright’ a month ago, I’ve been listening to it daily, it’s tremendous. I’ve got a few tracks here for your pleasure, I’d be certain to keep an eye on them this year – especially in the summer, but for now, let them take you away somewhere nice.

City Light - I See You

City Light - Apologies

If you like what you hear, City Light’s debut album is released on the 20th of Jan, get it here!

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