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bit  late to blog this but in an effort to get back into life and celebrating music I will note that the ever excellent casper / volte Face / electro survivor has put out out lots of good music on his own BleeD label and the finest one out of many fine ones for me is EP2 and track ,  Rote 3 is the great ‘running through the forrest but not necessarily scared’ track

Im getting Bandulu   Neu /Rother  and Gas  feelings from the very metalic but warm sounding techno and ambient available here

hail the ghost child


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Clash Interview with Daniel Avery ( stopmakingme)

heres a link to interview with daniel

and here is the unedited longer fuller version

Introducing Daniel Avery (formerly Stopmakingme). He’s just released his Airstrike EP on Relish, his Light Into Dark record comes out on Throne Of Blood in May, more music with Justin Robertson plus remixes for The Horrors, Mickey Moonlight, Munk – busy lad!

Rob: Hello Dan how are you? What are you doing?
Daniel Avery: Ah hello! I just put some Bowie on

Rob: Which album?
Dan: Station To Station, Heroes is my favourite, though
Rob: That’s an Eno one?
Daniel Avery: Heroes is, yeah
Rob: Have you seen the bbc4 doc about krautrock?
Daniel: No, don’t think so …

Rob: There are interviews with Rodieleus and Moebius (Harmonia, Cluster) who worked with him at their studio and they taught him all the studio techniques he would later use to make Heroes. It paints him as a bit of a rotter actually all told
Dan: My latest record was actually mixed on Connie Plank’s old desk, no joke. It is a thing of true beauty. He hand made it whilst he produced all the early Kraftwerk stuff.

Rob: I’m sure there’s some good voodoo going on there! What was your first big dance music event that had an effect on you and did that feed into Djing and you weren’t always into dance music how did you come to love it ?

Daniel: My dad took me to see The Prodigy in Bournemouth when I was 11. I loved it. There was something about the pulse of it all, which must have embedded itself

Rob: Ah brilliant first gig at the BIC as well ! big up the Cherries !
Daniel: Dance music didn’t figure in my consciousness for a large majority of my teens. I went down the path of rock music. Nirvana, Black Sabbath…Bands like Queens Of The Stone Age, Deftones, The Smashing Pumpkins – that was my thing. I used to listen to Mary Anne Hobbs on Radio 1 and I discovered her Breezeblock show that featured a lot more experimental, electronic music. A Chemical Brothers ‘influences’ show was revelatory for me. They played Death In Vegas, Bob Dylan, Mercury Rev but the BIG moment was when they played Temptation by New Order. I was hooked – I knew my Dad had some of their stuff along with other Factory stuff. From there, I became truly obsessed with absorbing as much music as possible from everywhere.
This was when I was about 17 and had just started going out to a fantastic ‘alternative’/indie night in Bournemouth called Project Mayhem…

I think it was a genuinely exciting time for music. The Indie clubs I went to started playing things like Peaches, Tiga… all the electroclash stuff. The two tracks I remember distinctly were Silver Screen Shower Scene by Felix Da Housecat & Miss Kitten and Autobahn 66 by Primal Scream I still listen to both regularly, they are perfect records

The guy who ran Project Mayhem also worked in an independent record shop called Essential Music. He would put up the latest Project Mayhem club charts (I miss people doing stuff like that). One day, there was a sign up for a warm up DJ for the club. I had zero previous aspirations of being a DJ but I made a playlist, got the job and immediately fell in love with playing loud records to other people. Soon I discovered DJs like Erol Alkan, Andrew Weatherall and Optimo and they then lit the road for me! One of the biggest revelations for me was when I went to see Richard Fearless, only because I liked Death In Vegas, but he played some techno that changed my head alongside You Made Me Realise by My Bloody Valentine

Rob: Speaking of Mr Weatherall, how was your gig for ALFOS at Corsica Studios (Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnston’s anything under 125 bpm night)

Daniel: It was fantastic! A total honour to be asked and the gig went great.
Just Optimo and me all night in room 2. I could watch Optimo play for days on end

Rob: Did you see this ? I think Andrew nails it about too much choice these days the analogy on too much jam on the shelves and having filters I agree with whole-heartedly …

It’s important to limit and filter out stuff I listen to the radio and peoples mixes & avoid things like Spotify, I know you can make playlists and stuff but whenever I’ve gone to peoples houses and they have it on and some right rubbish has come on, totally unfitting one minute its Pink Floyd (Relics) the next its Joe Cocker WTF? . I think its important to buy and put a record on, its depressing seeing record shops struggling, any thoughts on this?
Daniel: There is one huge advantage record shops have over online: the idea of a filter. There is SO much music out there that, sometimes, it’s great to have some figures whom you trust picking out the best stuff. And staff can get to know your tastes and personally recommend stuff you’d never think of trying.

Rob: There is that danger of when you have a really great salesman and you come out with a load of tracks you aren’t sure of though! . Lets go back to what you said about Richard Fearless and DJS playing unusual tracks one of the best moments for me was hearing David Holmes at Glastonbury do a northern soul set and playing techno as well….

Daniel Avery : Well, I think that spirit is exactly the reason I fell in love with the club Trash; it was a huge influence on me. “Seven Nation Army” isn’t a ‘dance’ track but, when Erol played it, it sounded bigger than anything else. He recognised that pulse, that energy within it.
Rob: to me it is a great dance track! You can mix it!

Daniel Avery: yeah exactly it IS a dance track but not in the conventional sense. Erol would play records at Trash which all shared that same energy

Rob: There’s a lot to be said for the indie club attitude to mixing, each track needing impact and to shift the mood

Daniel: I agree. You have to pick stuff to keep people engaged.
Rob: Back to the formative clubbing experiences…

Daniel: The beauty of Trash was that you had DJs (Rob: Just want to say Rory Phillips and The Lovely Jonjo as residents at Trash DJS are huge DJS as well and vital to Trash’s success) playing new, exciting music but the crowd staying with it and not leaving the dance floor if they didn’t know a record.

Rob: I miss The End some of my best clubbing experiences (Thank you Sam F and Rich G!)

Dan: Me too, I really do
Rob: I miss Madisons, the Manor, Consortium and The Opera house before it went all cheesy. Free Party’s from the DSS posse as well, incredible times!
Dan: Bournemouth definitely has a really interesting clubbing history.

Rob: Do you think that crowds are not so manic these days? Do you think people are more afraid to let themselves go? I noticed it in Berlin people were off their face but they were pretty restrained as well.

Daniel: Well, if people took as many drugs as they did in 1990 they would be howling!
Rob: hey steady I was only 10 in 1990. I’m not that old !
Dan: ha ha, I really don’t want this to seem like another “the past was better” rant, things are still great now, it’s just different. It’s still basically just people in a room wanting to forget about the outside world – I can’t ever see that desire amongst people disappearing.
Rob : True ! – So who do you think is making great music at the moment ?
Daniel: I love these producers from Portugal called Photonz. They have that spirit of acid house but with a modern feel to it.

I think Laurel Halo is really interesting, I’m really looking forward to her new record.
Babe, Terror on Phantasy is mind-blowing good
It’s like Spacemen 3 meets Four Tet – and every bit as good as that sounds! Factory Floor have something special. I hope they can capture that with their album.

Duke Dumont’s new stuff has really impressed me. He is one of the most talented producers around in my opinion Have a listen here

I also want to mention Daphni. Dan Snaith is on unstoppable form right now

I’m also just really excited about my upcoming releases. The next one is on Throne Of Blood (The Rapture’s label) and Weatherall has done a remix for it which is a dream come true.

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The Right To Party – London free party recollections & south coast /south west scene

Hello peeps, I want to bring your attention to a much maligned and misunderstood scene, that of the free party scene, yes the same which makes you think of the ( straggly ) dreaded special brew / super strength cider and k crew ; yes there is that but lets reflect on some positive elements and shed light on some novel venues and uses of public places for things other than car boot sales or rotting shells of previous industry.
The lovely and very wise Elissa Brewer reminisces and ponders on the free party scene in London and surrounding areas during 91 – 99 and makes some salient points re self regulating and the damage done by K and other non party enhancers

Sam Blay who runs Roach Material Rave Flyers a visual history of the southern rave/club scene through cataloging all the great and some terrible artistic examples points to the DSS sound system from Bournemouth who provided infamous parties on the south coast and who wisely escaped to Australia and are still running huge systems and making stomachs feel a bit gippy with their nasty D&B and Dubstep

also of note is the Free party People blog which details some of the huge free parties with some vary hazy and nonsensical recollections and a great source for all things free party related from the glory years of 90 – 94 before the criminal justice bill came into effect – linked to them is the fantastic Spannered books a small publishing house who just put out an excellent piece of pulp fiction based in the Bristol Free Party Scene – it captures the frentic pace, the highs and lows in a hazy psychedelic stream of consciousness which could amount to being cobblers but luckily isnt

read a preview here

Over to Elissa ” It seemed to be whoever, was doing something all of the systems would collaborate ( ed> big ones including Spiral Tribe , Circus Warp , Bedlam and ( my fave DiY) you can find loads of anecdotes and party history here ,

” Everyone would just get on board in any way they could it was just before everyone used the internet to disseminate information , when there was a lot of creativity involved with people making floro back drops and weird sculptures from whatever they could lay their hands on. Making rudimentary video projections and even cine and super 8 ( now thats considered quite quaint or retro cool given that cheaper digital projectors and video editing and youtube have made it dead easy and cheap to provide visuals ) and also the music was at a point were there was still alot of innocence and you would hear lots of strains of different dance music albeit of the harder variety with the exception of the likes of DiY who played brilliant basic deep house music and deep slower techno

Simon DK & Digs and Whoosh from Aforementioned DiY ( who celebrated 20 years and still going in illegal raves in 09 )

DIY had a system at the rave that was to be the last straw for huge free parties and would arguably bring on the Criminal Justice Bill – … here’s a simon dk playlist for castlemorton some choice tunes get ready to shock out

apparently this weatherall remix of the Orb was big at castle morton – mustve been amazing to be rocking and shocking to this – dub it up!

Elisa comments on the more common sight of female djs at free parties “the DJ’s I witnessed were amazing! particularly the women , one woman dj I rememebr completely blew the place apart with a mixture of techno and afro beats (possibly Gizelle?) …People often brought their own instruments. One friend of mine from a gypsy spanish background always brought her castanets to parties it wasn’t all terrible bongos and didgeridoos thankfully ” some of the favorite female djs on the scene and in the techno world were people like Gayle San (Final Frontier/ The Omen resident both clubs worthy of their own posting ) and Brenda Russell who would also play in my home town of Bournemouth at a legendary club called the Outer Limits alongside other uk Legends like Colin Dale, Dave Angel and my fave Dave Clarke . you can find out what where the promoter and DJ Paul Edge wound up here – pretty amazing story you can find some of the flyers from classic south coast clubs like Madisons, The Manor,
Sterns (in worthing) and The Academy ( now the Opera House/02 academy ? fuck knows it seems to change every 3 years )

A big free party organizer in the south known for their raves in strange places were the DSS sound system who once blagged their way into a church hall by duping the parish vicar much to the chargrin of the villagers .

that event was incredible despite the hall only holding 500 people it went on til mid morning before it finally got busted and I think the organisers managed to keep their rig and were not charged Im proud to say I know the people behind it who put on some amazing parties including cave parties near sandbanks and beach raves along the south coast but primarily in Bournemouth – home of the Blue Rinse and Tory stronghold
DSS are very much still alive and their rig lives on in sydney where they are evading the authorities putting on events of upwards of 3000 people in legal and ileagal spaces this tribute site also links to roach material a paper history through the acid house / raves scene with a south coast bias

One monumental rave organizer was Fantazia who presented this amazing rave which saw some of the best weather and very strong sweets by the looks of it! There is not one raver kid born before 82 who doesn’t know ratpacks refrain

Now I was standing in the corner ….

Oh just watch the video ! Whistle posse blow !

very interesting to see an appearance by mr Andrew Weatherall in 1990 at Madisons for the Flesh Event with Chad Jackson in room 2 .

Madisons was a classic bournemouth rave den in the mould of a sharon and tracey club loads of mirrors and dodgy interior unfortunately it had to close due to a dangerously unsafe floor due to all the stomping that wouldve meant 500 + ravers could of come crashing through the floor into the miss selfridge below at any of the events … ) also worth a special mention is Boy With Style events at Remix which saw such luminaries as Moby and Carl Cox Play in this brilliant club + nights from Flying records who had a branch in Bournemouth and would provide brilliant club tours inc the junior boys own label connection

Heres a vid of local legend dj dream playing some very hard belgian gear with loads of hoover at Remix – make some fucking noise yeah!

I also remember a bi monthly residency from sasha and digweed (northern exposure ) at the aforementioned Madisons that saw epic prog house tunes such as this and saw people crying, group hugging and generally flying high

….endless car conveys out into the middle of the new forrest and down to bournemouth beach ensued …alas this raver was too young and had to sneak back to mates houses and come down on the patio or in stinky teenage bed rooms heres some vids from john digweeds hastings and brighton parties obviously brighton had a better scene than lil old bournemouth but we had beautiful long sandy beaches !

from the bedrock website “Found this lying around the house and thought I would share it with you.
One of the coach trips from Hastings to The Event in Brighton in 1991 for one of the legendary Passion nights
which followed on from the successful Storm Parties in 1990 nearly 2000 ravers every month having it large.

Also must mention the legend that is Mike Speed local resident at madisons Mike speed moved from his native scotland down to the Bournemouth his sets were legendary and often surpassed the guests at madisons and the manor including a rather moody Sasha when he was going a bit too wafty into the prog / trance stuff in the late 90s . Mikey speed used to work in local record shops and would always be friendly and point out all the best new techno and house releases and get in the best stuff he was an inspiration to many a young DJ from bournemouth and deserves more credit for his work – Mikey i want tae go back tae back wi youse one day ya big yin

one guest who must of played at least 3 times a year bown in btown and who mike speed always warmed up for was Billy Nasty one of the best techno djs in the world his fast cutting and ruthless brutalist yet still funky style. his sets would include classic acid to leeds bleepy stuff to early Hawtin (before it went all tits up for him ) up to early trance and hard house Mrs Woods style
tracks like Robot Man Got To Do The Do really stick in the memory though

he was so inspirational to I and many other djs
this radio one essential mix features plenty of legends such as dave clarkes red series , underworld , the aloof , andrew weatherall’s sabres of paradise and conemelt

other huge nights such as Electric Kingdom had Carl Cox , dave angel , Westbam & cj bolland and huge jungle and hardcore nights at the much missed Madisons

another huge event venue was the academy – now the opera house before slinky took over and turned it into a hardhouse nightmare. people like laurent garnier playing broad sets including a drum and bass section which went down very well with the crowds – shouts must go to the cocoshebeen crew and also the much missed Manor nightclub which saw ravers elated with the Destiny and legacy nights with three floors of house , garage and drum and bass and unfortunately for me the dreaded happy hardcore was well represented there as well

anyway enough of my south coast dreaming ! back to Elisa and the free party scene in London.

“an ugly side to the free-party scene that was starting to creep the late 90s was the Ketamine …. the regretamine, which really put a downer on the creativity, and lots of people dependent on it. The older generation were sad to see the effect of it. Also on some occasions problems with drug gangs infiltrating the parties, menacing Yardies who would harass party goers . I personally saw little of it but was aware of stories and heard scary things . But on a whole the party scene was completely self regulated… amazingly peaceful considering the volume of people in such a space… a real sense/ atmosphere of solidarity and needing to be in it together for everyone there. The ultimate point was to go for as long as possible for as many people as possible regardless of who they were and where they came from it was a social experiment there werent the social divisions you see in regular clubs and events
an this is What i really loved was the way free parties broke down alot of social barriers. Living in London, there was so alot of that clubbing experience that could feel very “cattlemarket”, consumer culture driven, sexist, racist, ageist, even at some so called alternative settings such as Glastonbury ( which today is nothing like the edgier and more vibrant beast it was ) . All that was completely broken down at free parties. For me, I think that was one of the things that was most interesting about it. It broke down the normal expectations and social constructs. The experience I had as a woman, was very good, because I felt free from the normal widespread expectations of a woman at a mainstream club or festival , ie, to look as pretty as possible, and attract a man, or be on a man’s arm. At the parties, all that went out of the window. Elements of it sometimes came into play, but I think women felt freer to express themselves as people. After three days at those free parties, the last thing anyone cared about what what they looked like.
Interestingly, I met a lot of women, who worked in the sex trade, in some way or another, either prostitutes, lap/ table dancers, and I think from what I saw anyway, it was an escape from the normal constructs of society that was their normal reality. I suppose there were also drugs there, and a lot of them were obviously fed drugs as part of their work. So they were addicted, but at least I suppose they had the opportunity to feel more connected in the party environment, also to express themselves as people and not be objectified.

That’s just an example, lots of ego stuff was broken down… people didn’t identify so much with themselves, have anything to prove, it was more of a solidarity experience, people went there wanting to feel connected and were more open to that. And weirdly, considering the lack of formal “security” people always felt safer there than in normal clubs. On the rare occasion something would happen, even something as lttle as a comment, there was a firece loyalty and friends stepped in for each other straight away. But actually these moments were rare, there was most of the time a pervasive sense of just wanting to have a good time, connect, dance, get away from the normal constraints of society, quite anarchic, but also with a strong sense of what was not OK . Having said that I was punched once! But thats because I stepped right into the fray to break up a fight and caught a fist in the mouth, but that was the only actual fight I ever saw. And after I understood, that actually one of the men involved had been very out of order and the other one had felt that he was a real threat. The result was a massive verbal onslaught on the guy, people stepped up to work out what had happened, and it turned out the guy, he’d actually been violent towards his girlfriend, had seriously stepped out of line, and he wasn’t seen again at any parties.
From my experience, I thought it was very sad that the K got in the way

Also the other harder drugs and reliance on alcohol were annoying and ground people down . Some drugs were strongly considered unacceptable like crack and heroin , and this was very verbalized on occasions were it entered into the area. People did not want the drug gangs to become part of the situation but it was the drug dealing element that really numbed the creativity, and the connection vibe that ecstasy and acid use brought … With the K, which was the main drug of choice by the late 90s , people talked of the potential to have out of the body experience together.

But this experience is really quite rare and often people just end up a useless mess in the K hole

and the down sides were too great, sometimes it would look like a mortuary with unable bodies strewn around the party It also left people too vulnerable to thievery although I felt safe there most of the time, there was a limit, I felt, as a person of being able to let yourself be so totally removed from reality in that kind of environment.
But then a certain amount of getting high some way or another, was very much part of the experience, and was personal to each person.

“ I experienced crazy things with people in acting out strange situations These mad ones were in Camden, MI5 building near St Thomas’s hospital, Islington, Old street, Stratford, West London, Hammersmith, Acton, Vauxhall and Brixton. I Remember Zeebedee Boing a DJ and promoter being a key figure and all the Stay up forever crew like Chris liberator D.A.V.E the drummer who was often around at the time playing and pivotal figure in the scene.
D.A.V.E the drummer One Night In Hackney

the people behind the great parties were mainly from Slough and East London . I remember a rave in Acton, which was probably the best one of the best ones ( and there were many!) I went to, massive sound systems, amazing set up lazers strafing the whole place and intense strobes … absolutely brilliant atmosphere possibly around 5000 people there at one point we sat out side the warehouse where there were a load of old smashed computers, we put up an Internet Cafe sign… people just came by and pretended to be at the cafe and started asking for coffee and cakes Very surreal…childlike, fun…Everyone completely loved up.

Loads of Italians in amazing luminous perfect techno gear, like from some kind of manga cartoon, alongside, all the techno kids, travellers and punks, and whoever else wanted to come in…everyone having an excellent time, and being excellent to each other as far as I could see. …the main thing was getting to a point where you totally felt free and became fast friends with people over 2 – 3 days.

if this track from a john peel session doesnt make you want to find the nearest warehouse and go mental then you are dead inside!

As the free party scene has become so rare these days thanks to Michael Howard and the previous Tory Government then the successive Labour government who devolved into the Tony Blair war machine/Gordon Brown Debacle and now our current bunch of Tory twats cutting deep and hard into our grannies and pockets . ably assisted by their lib dem bottom scrapers I feel a bit sad that generations now will maybe never know the feeling of a truly great free party or even a good underground club where people are off their faces and really friendly – of course they are out there but you have to look pretty hard to find proper kicks
stuff like this makes me really sad that people want to pay to see a man steve angello in trackie bottoms playing cds and not really mixing ( prerecorded set ala guetta) and spitting everywhere at huge dry fests like this

… perhaps this summer we will see a resurgence in free parties what with the fuzz distracted by the O-schlimpics – lets hope! come on free party people get organized lets have some huge rigs assembled !


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12th November
The Horse & Groom, 28 Curtain Road, London EC2A

tickets here

Lasermagnetic’s monthly at the Horse & Groom continues in November on both floors and they much like usat campari safari / ITALO ITALIANS have a HUGE crush on all things italo dance their Italian Special this weekend sees …a rare London appearance by Beppe Loda, one of Italy’s very first generation DJ’s and closely associated with being one of the originators of the AFRO SCENE, which was pioneering the slow motion sound back in the early 80’s in the Northern Italian regions… by embracing a variety of styles…eanging from disco, funk and obscurities via afro rhythms, Brazilian, fusion music and spaced out rock to new wave, a touch of italo, industrial, and the much contested Cosmic, Melody Mecca, Chicago & early 80s experimental synth music such as this by Hideki Matsutake ( now chairman of the japanese synth programmers association)

….Those who have heard the tapes recorded at clubs like Typhoon can hear and see the maestro in action and witness his brilliant mixing and enthusiastic displays-

we can only attest that the style of DJing and presentation was and still is probably the most creative one that has ever existed, as experimental-ism and connecting genres via the mix, slowing down and speeding up records were the main force behind this movement. lets just call it the golden era of club culture! when genres mattered not and dancers wanted to hear a dj taking risks as Beppe attests in this video he would like to be known as an alternative music dj not lazily labelled as a cosmic …

Beppe, associated with the Typhoon Club and the later years at Cosmic club has clearly influenced generations of leftfield music lovers and contemporary DJ’s who embrace what is today labeled as balearic, collectors disco, and even edits!
Beppe made his first Lasermagnetic appearance back in 2008, together with his Typhoon posse…Lucifer Lightjay (who started at Baia degli Angeli with Bob & Tom), Dj Daniele from Les Cigalles & Le Pois…and Dr. Nishimura (Discosessions Japan)…
We are not sure what he’s going to play this time, but be sure to catch master mixer Loda in action, his technical skills are fun to watch, too …

Lasermagnetic invited another Italian contemporary electronic music producer, Fabrizio Mammarella to join the dots between past, present and the future. FM has recorded for like Bear Funk, Rollerboys Recordings & Slow Motion and DJ-ed internationally for a number of years now.

Local support comes from 2 of East London’s finest party crews Pearlflash (this time in the form of Benjamin Lau) & ReviveHER (Bi Bop), who through their parties and taste in music are carrying on the spirit and fashion from where it all started.
Keep an eye out for these guys there’s plenty of more good work to come in the near future…some of their previous guests have included the likes of Casco, TBD (Justin V & Lee Douglas) Lovefingers, Baris K, Chida & COSMES and recently Tim Sweeney. SALUTE !

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OH! SIGNORI E SIGNORE! Announcing Another Island …. A hot and steamy place of refuge hidden away from the crowded and whistling streets! Space lovers, disco hounds and the curious will be well rewarded for their patronage – we will be bringing the best Italian disco music producers old, new and eclectic to an exciting dancefloor equipped with a powerful and warm system near Bethnal Green in the real East End.The Sebright Arms

Our first guest for this inaugural party is DJ Rocca (Luca Roccatagliati), one half of the super producers Ajello with Fabrizio Tavernelli. With his roots in acid jazz, Luca established himself as resident at the influential leftfield Maffia Club playing alongside Coldcut, Leftfield, and James Lavelle. More recently, his edits and remixes for Luke Solomon, Rodion, Isolee, Pete Herbert and In Flagranti have been tearing up bassbins all over Europe. His latest release sees Ajello collaborating with Hard Ton and Brennan Green on the disco bruiser “Chocolate Black Leather.” on their own collaboration label with Hell Yeah Danny Was A Drag King

Rocca has recently joined forces with nu disco legend Dimitri From Paris for their new retro electro disco act Erodiscotique, with a huge release on Gomma records,

inclusions in the Playboy Mansion compilation released by Defected records and mixed by DFP and Bob Sinclair Another collaboration with a seminal DJ is on the way – Dj Rocca and lord of cosmic disco Daniele Baldelli have signed for an album on UK label Nang, with a 12” already released called “Space Scribble”

Rocca’s DJ set can include anything from New-Wave, Italo-Disco, Chicago House, Disco, Neurofunk, & Eurodance and Cosmic – this one is going to be special! Forza!

we have asked Rocca to play as broad a set as he likes and to take us on a journey through his collection and take us away to ….Another Island

Able support comes from fellow Italian & boss of Italo italians label and blog Fab May Day – scheduled releases include Drop Out Orchestra Tom Trago and of course Ajello themselves and Fabs own tracks and infectious edits of italo and afro/cosmic tracks and pop oddities …. and those Campari Safari DJs and promoters Rob and Sammy who have found the time to cross over from Vienna ( recent eclectic gigs and club nights inc Gang of Four Andrew Weatherall ( with Fab) , Horse Meat Disco , Joe Goddard , Becoming Real, Twin Shadow D/R/U/G/S & Is Tropical to name a few …)

New Fab May Day Here

Another Island is a bi monthly event expect Italian Flavoured Dance music and soon pysche rock/kraut rock/mutant disco/noise bands of all stripes! last sat next date 28th Jan

31-35 Coate Street, E2 9AG Bethnal Green

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Date: Saturday 26th November 21.00 – 02.00

Admission : Free Before 10 w/flyer ; £5 W/ Flyer ; £5 on the list


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Man U vs Barca battle of the cash …. expect filth on the pitch, tears hand bags at dawn and a bunch of knobs descending the capital of England – man u and their fans and those surly stylish catalans who arent so bad but we are just jealous as they have a great city and a beach and great food , beautiful women , primavera … blah blah bah im not there!

if you want to escape all that and watch some god damned amazing bands in a proper venue then get thee to barfly this saturday – shout us up for guestlist / cheaplist

Everyone can stay after the live bands for the Smoke and Mirrors clubnight ’til 3am, club featuring those heavy heads Marner Brown Live / DJ Trenchfoot (Fortress) / DJ John Downfall (Cheap$kates) / 2 floors of music & DJs ’til 3am

Doors are at 7.30 with bands until 11 and the club night continuing until 3am

£5 before 8pm / £6 after – with your listing / NUS / flyer
or in advance from <a href=" “>
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Storming triumphantly into our headline slot this month comes Napoleon in Rags. Their swirling blend of indie rock has been capturing the capital recently and is sure to bring the crowd into a frenzy by the end of the night. Think Interpol on prozac, The Futureheads with style and a heavy dose of The Cure to finish, however you see it this is damn good music from one of the most exciting bands we’ve had at Corrupt and one for the future.


Sweden is famed for its ability to produce perfect synth pop acts time after time and Pippa Marias are no exception to the rule. Setting up shop in Dalston in January 2010, the four piece haven’t looked back and continue to churn out beautiful, melodic tunes inspired by the beat of the streets of London and pure unashamed Swedish pop. Influences include Zdar, Cassius and Phoenix while giving their own touches to the genre.


With influences from 70’s New York and 80’s Manchester, Jukebox Collective have crafted a sound that has an appreciation of the past, whilst remaining vibrantly current. The band will be playing fresh off the back of their latest single release ‘Lost &Found’ which has sent taste makers, dj’s and bloggers crazy around the country. An early demo of Lost & Found, currently spinning in Topshop NYC and which has been a regular feature on 6 Music, rocketed to number 15 in the Hype Machine charts in the latter half of 2010 without being officially released. They were introduced by Tom Robinson on 6 Music and performed a live show on the 4th February 2011. Steve Lamacq did an interview with them on 20th April as his “new favourite band.” Nick Hawkins (6 Music) and Dave Gorman (Absolute Radio) are currently spinning the record too.


Brighton based alco-folk group Wolf Larsen have been destroying venues across the south coast over the last year. Corrupt is giving them their long overdue London debut this month. Expect wild tales of love and loss in the night fighting over a wall of beats and banjos. The perfect band to get the party started for what will be an event to tell the grandchildren about in years to come.

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Lasermagnetic’s Disco Convention at Horse & Groom – House, disco and techno

Lasermagnetic’s Disco Convention at Horse & Groom – House, disco and techno.

we are honured to be the honurable guests of the right honourable disco lords johnny hiller and neil thornton we pestered them for ages and they are getting us on the line up for a night of class edits rare repress and sordid disco bizz nearly all night long ( 4am – party afters in the old hood i hope of bang bang bethnal green )

prodigy of Ron Hardy – Zernell ( grimy edits imprint ) is heading

With special guests Zernell Grimy Edits (LA) / Campari Safari (Vienna)/ Italo Italians (Perugia) / Boogie Cartel (London) / Sammie Campari (Melbourne) alongside LM residents Johnny Hiller & Neil Thornton joining the dots between Disco & House over 3 rooms

Lasermagnetic will be hosting the ground floor with a very special guest from LA we welcome Mr Grimy Edits himself – hotly tipped Zernell (L.A), who’s behind the quality Grimy Edits imprint and makes his first ever visit to the UK! A protégé of the late Ron Hardy and continue his tradition of serving up underground disco and early house music in that undeniably energetic Chi-Town way. As always the Lasermagnetic will be installing the Bozak rotary mixer to enhance audio goodness. Previous guests have included Rahaan, Ray Mang, Toby Tobias, Faze Action, Kelvin Andrews and Moxie

Fab May Day is the resident dj & art director of Friday I’m in Rock, Perugia and of Italo Italians, a disco Italo night based in Perugia with guests such as Sir Norman Jay, Andrew Weatherall, Daniele Baldelli, Jacques Renault & more . He loves to mix a lot of genres, from nu disco to northern soul, through madchester sound and cosmic. Fab put out an EP in 2010 as “the Natural Disasters”, with good reviews all over Italy, and various edit and remixes as FabMayday, including a balericin soung remix of ‘Whispers’ by the Italian indie band Tiger!Shit!Tiger!Tiger! presented at SXSW in U.S.A and out now on vinyl and avail in Rough Trade and Phonica

Campari Safari is a Club night based in Vienna, with previous and forthcoming guests like Joe Goddard, Andrew Weatherall & Horsemeat Disco. Campari Safari play a mix of synth pop , italo disco, deutsche neu welle, cosmic disco, acid house and you can catch them this year playing at the Electric Elephant festival.

Sammy D is from Melbourne Australia a big collector of discoid delights and producing analogue voyages with the upcoming release, Electronic Man. As a member of Campari Safari they’re hosting the boudoir as Campari Safari Vs Italo Italians

Hosting the 1st Floor will be good friends the Boogie Cartel. As always, the Boogie Cartel residents will be providing the Disco, Boogie, Funk, Soul and House for all your partying needs supported by a rotation of guests from different nights and record labels while downstairs will see our good friends Lasermagnetic hosting, along with some heavyweight guests so you get your greedy fill of sounds !

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