Hello Sports fans and Welcome to the Weekend! Your one stop shop to the wondrous things a happening this weekend. I hope you brought your dancing shoes! It may be getting cold and grey here in London, but these events are sure to keep things interesting.
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The club night will run from 10.00pm-5.30am and Erol will be joined by artists who feature on the album – In Flagranti and Mickey Moonlight – as well as long term cohorts Matt Walsh and Boggy (Riotous Rockers). Expect to hear Erol’s new collaboration with Switch (A Sydney Jook) and his recent track with Boys Noize ‘Roland Rat‘ (recently remixed by LFO) as well as exclusive tracks from the album like his Rework of Connan Mockasin’s ‘Forever Dolphin Love’ and vintage Crosstown Rebels tune ‘The Bull’ by Spandex. This is the first party Bugged Out have thrown with Alkan since his legendary 9 hour set on Easter Thursday. Early arrivals will be treated to Erol playing songs from the Bugged In Selection and beyond. Hear a mini mix of that here. Tickets for the party start at £12 and are available here.
We have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader, to be in with a chance of winning just tell us
According to his slogan t-shirt who does Erol ‘keep dancing’?
C) Grand parents
Once you’ve done that just email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Erol Competition’ in the subject line. Closing date for the entries is Friday 28th September 2012 @ 4pm. Winner will be picked at random and notified by email.
SEPTEMBER 2012 | 10:00PM – 05:30AM
FIRE | SOUTH LAMBERT ROAD, LONDON, SW8 1RT
Advance tickets £13.50 | More on the Door.
Tickets available here.
We’re hoping to see a lot more of the name Debukas this year. This young Glasweigan first stood out as a talented, interesting producer with his self-titled debut release on 2020 Vision last summer. The track ‘Pointers’ is an immediate attention-grabber that manages to combine hard and soft elements really well. It starts with quite a warm, fuzzy disco-house feel and gradually evolves a sharper, peak time feel before sliding back into a melody-driven groove.
Debukas – Pointers
The 3rd track on the EP, ‘Some Days’, is a darker, slower number, but still definitely tickles your stomp gland. The underlying synth line sounds kinda like Daft Punk’s ‘Da Funk’ meets Detroit techno.
Debukas – Some Days
But proving exactly why this guy could and should be big, his recent remix of on Crazy P’s last EP, ‘Beatbox’, does exactly what a great remix should – outshines the original. A down tempo groove underpins a thoughtful and well-crafted disco soundscape, with some creative re-working of the original vocals. Definitely a nice after party tune to drop. Check it out HERE. And his latest collaboration with another 2020 artist, Simon Baker (following their last collaboration last summer, NO PRESSURE), is another step towards him being a big name on the deep house scene.
Simon Baker ft Debukas – Let Me In
His live sets are supposed to be pretty amazing as well, taking in heavy synth action, late night slo-mo discoid chuggers and the ghosts of techno past. Go check him out supporting Crazy P alongside Horse Meat Disco, it’ll be a belter.
Crazy P live
Horse Meat Disco
March 17th, Koko
More info here
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Mondkopf’s latest album Rising Doom, (a gothic blend of electronica, inspired by post-punk, black metal and the music of Aphex Twin and Autechre) has been on heavy rotation on our iTunes for a couple of months now. So you can imagine our delight upon hearing the news that the 24 year old Parisian would be bringing his enigmatic, audio visual experience to XOYO next Friday, 18th November.
The sensory defying live show claims to “immerse the audience in black and white tension”, merging awesome visuals with a sound that connects to electronica, indie, dub-step, rave and hip-hop sensibilities” This is definitely one to get excited about, for a chance to win tickets just answer the easy question below.
In which city does Mondkopf live?
A) New York
Once you’ve done that just email your answer to email@example.com with ‘Mondkopf Competition’ in the subject line. Closing date for the entries is Wednesday 16th November 2011 @ 12pm. Winners will be picked at random and notified by email.
NOVEMBER 2011 | 7:30PM – 10:30PM
XOYO | 32-37 COWPER STREET, SHOREDITCH, LONDON, EC2A 4AP
Advance tickets £7.50 | More on the Door.
Tickets available here.
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Dr Martens have been running a load of instore gigs up and down the country throughout October as part of their First & Forever Festival, which culminates in three ticketed events on 20th, 21st & 22nd at Camden’s Barfly. With performances from Rolo Tomassi, British Sea Power & The Blackout these gigs are not to be missed!
To be in with a chance of winning tickets head over to the Dr Martens site and tell them about your first _____? It could be anything! First pair of DM’s, first fight, first festival, first kiss, first rave…. You get the idea!
So go tell them about your first _____ here.
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Unfortunately following the events in the capital the last few nights, the highly anticipated Rizlab Jamie xx gig has had to be postponed until a later date. I’ll be in touch with the competition winners once they have worked out when they can reschedule the event. Below is the official announcement from Rizla.
RizLab announcement: 10am Wednesday 10th August 2011
Due to the unforeseen protests & disruption in London over the past few days, the Jamie xx + Quayola performance of ‘Structures’ in Shoreditch on Thursday night has to be postponed.
This is by police request – it’s unavoidable, but for the best.
In the meantime, we’ll be working with everyone involved to reschedule the event.
Competition winners … Your tickets remain valid.
For more information as we have it please see www.rizlab.co.uk