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10 tracks for no apparent reason

Posted in Chicago House, Chill out, Classic, Deep House, House, We are not a rock band with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2013 by Doombot

Here’s a quick deluge of music to ease you through this recent bout of bi polar weather that we’re experiencing. Will it be sunny? Or will it be grey, wet and windy? Only time will tell, but while we wait here are 10 tracks that are rather pleasing to dance to.

Come on!

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Win free entry to see Bicep at Fabric

Posted in Club Night, Competition, Deep House with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2012 by rachaelwilliams

Bicep play Fabric

This Saturday sleazy house producers and noted music bloggers, Bicep, takes over Room 3 of Fabric nightclub and we’ve got free entry for you and a friend to see them and their guest Terrence Parker. All you have to do is email us at admin@wearenotarockband.com with the email subject “I’ll Flex My Bicep At Fabric This Saturday!” and the first entry will get their name put on the guestlist! [Entries must be received by Thursday 5th July 2012 2pm to qualify. Only the lucky winner will be contacted.]

Check out Bicep’s literally brand new Muscle Worx mix for Fader Magazine…

Also playing will be:

Room 1:
-Craig Richards
-Petre Inspirescu (Pedro)
-Cobblestone Jazz LIVE

Room 2: Leftroom
-Jay Haze
-Matt Tolfrey
-Droog

With each room looking mighty appetising this is a sure-fire win for your weekend. But finally, no word on Bicep is complete without mention of their HOT track on new label Lover Fever, $tripper…

For tickets to see Bicep, Droog, Craig Richards and more, visit the Fabric website.

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When WANARB Met: Tiefschwarz

Posted in Club Night, Competition, Deep House, Interviews, Techno with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2012 by rachaelwilliams

Tiefschwarz

German brothers Basti And Ali have, for almost 15 years, been better known to the world by their joint producing and DJing name Tiefschwarz. With a career spanning so many shifts in dance music, their pair have ably adapted and been at the forefront of deep house and techno with a longevity that most current producers can only dream of.

One half of the duo, Ali, comes to London this weekend to play a DJ set on Saturday 23rd June at Select*Elect alongside ReSolute acts Elon, Alexi Delano and Connie. And we’ve managed to snag a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner for the night! The first person to email us at admin@wearenotarockband.com with the subject line “I heart Tiefschwarz and Select*Elect please please I need that guestlist!” will win the tickets. Only the successful applicant will be contacted.

Ali, being the kind sir he is, managed to answer a few of our burning questions ahead of the night…

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Excuse The Mess

Posted in Club Night with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2012 by rachaelwilliams

Excuse The Mess at Basing House

London clubnight Excuse The Mess is kicking off June with a bang, bringing Parisian Terence :Terry: to respected Shoreditch club Basing House on the 1st. Completing that line-up will be Lo*kee’s Louis Guilhem, Leftroom’s Robin Ordell and Excuse The Mess resident Nick Maleedy. They say:

Many will remember Terence:Terry: (or one of his many monikers) from his fledgling releases on the ubercool Parisian label Freak n Chic, since then his sound has developed into a sinister but groovy blend of deep trippy tech house, releasing on the likes of 2020, Highgrade, Lowpitch, Real Tone, Robsoul and his new label La Vie En Rose which is already on its fourth release. The formation of this new label and his new band Woman (who he formed with old friend USH) has further developed his fresh and futuristic style…we can’t wait to hear it on 1st June.

After impressing us so much at our February event with Ittetsu, we decided to invite lo*kee resident Louis Guilhem back again to show us what he can do on the decks. Always unpredictable, Louis plays with a freedom and originality which is as rare and refreshing as it is entertaining. He plays under the house and techno bracket although his sound sees him take many influences often weaving between funk, cosmic disco and minimal techno. 

Completing our lineup of guests, and giving the night a real French feel, we welcome Robin Ordell down to play for the first time. As resident for the hugely successful Half Baked, Robin has played alongside many of the best DJ’s and producers in Europe learning what makes dancefloors tick along the way. Already releasing on the likes of Leftroom, Safari Numerique, Remake Musique and Serialism Records, Robin is rapidly establishing himself as a household name within the scene.

Resident Nick Maleedy will be on hand to warm up the proceedings, fueling the night with his experimental blend of deep and tech house.

We say: check out Terence :Terry:’s Jaunt podcast…

Join the Facebook event for Excuse The Mess and buy tickets from Resident Advisor.

Rachael Williams

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10 House Tracks For April ’12

Posted in anthem, Deep House, House, Playlist, Top Ten, We are not a rock band with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2012 by Montagano

So I’m currently taking a well deserved break in America right now (Denver to be precise), and I thought I’d knock up a cheeky top 10 of some of the house / deep house tracks I’m digging at the moment. These are in no particular order:

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INTRODUCING: DEBUKAS

Posted in After-party, Deep House, Gigs, We are not a rock band with tags , , , , , on March 14, 2012 by Red Ben

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.

DebukasPointers

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.

DebukasSome 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 DebukasLet 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
Debukas live
Horse Meat Disco
March 17th, Koko

More info here

Red Ben

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When WANARB Met: Subb-an

Posted in Club Night, Deep House, Interviews, Techno with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2012 by rachaelwilliams

Subb-an interview on We Are Not A Rockband

This weekend sees Subb-an playing at the launch of Gist, a brand new deep house and techno night in Chelmsford, Essex. It’s not often We Are Not A Rockband ventures outside London town but with one of the masterminds behind Gist being DJ Mag’s Adam Saville, we thought it worth investigating.

With Birmingham’s Subb-an being one of the residents for groundbreaking night Below in his hometown and one half of label One Records with Adam Shelton, we caught up with him to quiz him on playing Essex, what’s new on his label and what one record he just can’t stop playing…

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