5-7pm tonight (which means we've already missed 15 minutes....)
If you're free on the 1st of February then consider yourself un-freed, as hit 'n' run returns from it's holiday at the Attic to the more familar surroundings of Area 51.
L.D. (Hyperdub / Transition)
POLAAK (Gimme me shot Crew - Hungary)
Hosted by TONN PIPER + CHUNKY
Hosted by UMDNB
INDRA b2b W
CRITIC + more
with STRATEGY + CHUNKY
Well the media storm which has been flooding the internet (i know im adding to it)has come to a climax tonight as Apple's Steve Jobs announced the new apple creation the Ipad in san francisco. Check it out below.....
Apparently we're out of the recession but by no means does that imply people should stop putting cheap nights on.
If you attended a Ballin' on a Budget night last year you'll already know what all the hype is about, if you don't then I can only suggest you get down to this one:
1. A FREE SHOT OF SAMBUCA FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE THROUGH THE DOOR.
2. AN APPLETONS JAMAICAN RUM AND COKE WITH ICE AND A SLICE......JUST £2!!
Do you really need any more information (other than that it's at the Mint Lounge on Oldham st)?
Do you live in Blackpool? I used to, and there was never anything this good on.. (though I was still in primary school at the time):
This is Thursday: 28th Jan 2010
Luke EP (Breakout/JungleJam) Drum n Bass
Rob Del Terror (AudioFactory) Dubstep/dnb mash up
Marshall (Junkbox/Breakout) - House set
Gamanji (Breakout/Junkbox) - Jungle Set
Electrotrip (Junkbox/Breakout)- DubStep set
MKU (Breakout/JunkBox) - Drum n Bass set
Benny D (ThisIs) - Bassline set
Host's Akie & Paul c
Level One Club, Clifton Street, Blackpool
Breakout: 30th Jan 2010
HEIST (Metalheads/V Recordings/Co-Lab)
Digital Organix (Step Expres/Breakout/Definition)
A Jay (Chorley FM/OMG/Breakout)
Luke EP B2B James G (Breakout / Oh My God!/Energy)
Matti Jay B2B MKU (Breakout/JunkBox)
Gamanji B2B Rob Del Terror (Breakout/JunkBox)
Hosts Digga(Platoon) Logic(G13/Ruthlesskombo) & Akie (Breakout)
Featuring the Gash Soundsystem
UV Face Painting/ chillout zone/ Freefly Breakdance Crew in the next room.
The Underbar , Blackpool/ £5 before 12
ASC: "It's another outlet to put out more of the music we're all making, as 2 labels isn't enough.
AUTONOMIC001 - dBridge, Instra:mental & Skream - Arcacia Avenue / Instra:mental feat. dBridge - Detroid
On test press now. Won't be too long until it's in your hands."
You know it's gonna be big...
(Note: The rapidshare link to download the fabric radio promo is down. We'll try and find you another one...)
As you probably know, Synkro is currently holding things down in America (read: eating steak and cheese sandwiches). While we were expecting nothing less than for him to absolutely smash it, we weren't quite expecting it to be smashed so brutally and mercilessly - as evidenced by these pictures and this video.
Respect to the guy, 2010 is gonna be a big year.
Oh, and apparently Matty G is a really nice guy :)
Just a quick reminder to all you lovely folks, just incase you missed the massive advert in the header.
Our first birthday party is coming up on the 4th February, that means you have just over a week to prepare yourself - and prepare yourself well. We've got a belter of a line up, set to raise the Roadhouse roof and hopefully make it a night to remember! You can check the event page on Facebook, and full details are after the break.
Alley Cat (Kokeshi, ESP, Feline)
This feline selectah is a force to be reckoned with on the decks. Founder of Kokeshi recordings and co-manager of ESP Dj Agency, she somehow still finds time to jet around the world playing records. Comes all the way from London for this one. Expect a BIG set.
LUNG (Kokeshi, Aperture)
Alleycats first signing, 19 year old producer LUNG makes his manchester debut back to back with Alleycat. His first release Afterlife (Kokeshi 002) hits the shops on the 14th December. If you dont know about this man then get to know ASAP.
BROKE'N'£NGLISH (Estate Recordings)
Do these boys really need any introduction???
If you honestly havent heard of them then you need to make sure that you dont miss this set. And click on their links:
CHIMPO (Sidestepper) feat. FOX
Manchesters Monkey Master Chimpo will be drawing for his executive CD wallet on this one. Guaranteed you will be stepping hard with your head in the sub when this boy steps up.
Especially with the vocal talents of FOX on top of it all. Two of the biggest men in Manchester in the booth together.
VIRUS SYNDICATE (Contagious)
The biggest, baddest Grime collective in Manchester. NIKA D, JSD, GOLDFINGER and of course MRK1 will be hyping you up as we go into the closing stages of the party to make sure you definitely dont go home early.
DUB PHIZIX (Phizical Education)
One of Manchester's hidden talents DUB PHIZIX. Things are gonna get dark.
PALE (Phizical Education)
Local boy DJ PALE, one of the finest Drum and Bass djs in this city. Prepare to be educated.
HOSTED BY CHUNKY (Every Rave Ever)
Everyone's favourite frontman will be hosting the whole evening.
will be drinking from half a melon.
MAD RUSH (Viper, Chibuku, Ape)
The man himself coming at you L I V E
SUBLIMINAL (Subsonik Records, Bass Camp)
Record label mogul
LONGMAN (Phizical Education )
Manchester veteran dnb MC
There you have it boys and girls. Don't forget your earplugs ;)
Noisia have announced the release of their first album entitled "Split The Atom" coming out on the 5th of April. Their first single from the album is also on the way MACHINE GUN accompanied by remixes from Spor and 16 Bit.
As of 1st February Hit'n'Run returns to Area51, which means tonight is their last night at the Attic.
If you're stuck for something to do, then finish your brew, get your wellingtons and dungarees out and get down.
Zed Bias headlines alongside Indigo, CBD b2b Amure and Silas.
I've been rinsing this recently if I'm stuck for something to listen to - there's some heavy mixes to be had, including Todd Edwards, Untold, Flying Lotus, Four Tet, D-Bridge and Noisia. They've got an archive of interviews, recordings and mixes which is well worth spending some time looking through if you get chance.
Keep an eye out for an exclusive Synkro & Indigo mix which should be available on there in the not-too-distant-future.
You might have noticed everything getting a bit sketchy earlier on today, I've been messing around getting rid of some of the bugs in the site in the past few days (note lack of Cyberwaste content), one of which has entailed going back through every post and making slight changes to the way things are laid out. As you can imagine, that was nothing short of thrilling, but we're back on track now and everything should be sweet :) A few of these updates include:
- Things are a bit quicker, especially when viewing a single post.
- If you've got an account with us you'll soon start to notice things that weren't there before, the first of these being that you can now add comments to most posts (something we really should have done a long time ago...)
- If you're into RSS, our feeds are now fully-functional, you can get at them from the homepage - just click the relevant icon.
- The mp3 player is working! Click on the musical note next to the search box to start the player. If you're on Firefox you can click "Add to Firefox" and the player will launch as a bookmark in the sidebar, meaning you can carry on browsing (and not just our site) while listening to our player. Props to the guy who made the XSPF player ;)
- Better sharing on Facebook - You'll now get a decent blurb to post on Facebook when you click the share icon at the bottom of posts.
Some people have said we need to make it more obvious that you can switch issues using the links at the top next to the current issue label so we'll be looking at ways of making this more intuitive.
In the mean time, if you have any suggestions or whatever, remember you can always get in touch at email@example.com
For those of you who don't know about Bricks, they're an art collective based in south east London, responsible for organizing exhibitions and promoting warehouse parties.
Did anyone make it to Bricks on Friday? It's only the second night they've put on but if it was anything like the first then I envy all you who did.
D DOUBLE E (NEWHAM GENERALS//DIRTEE STANK)
EL-B [Old school Garage/Grime set] (Tempa//Ghost Records)
JAMES BLAKE (Hemlock)
TIM&BARRY (Don't watch that TV//deja vu fm)
LIXO (Get Me!)
MY PANDA SHALL FLY (Lucky Pdf)
DEADLY RHYTHM SOUND SYSTEM (Deadly Rhythm)
Hosted by Chunky.
You know you wish you were there.
Roy Orbison is brilliant, 'Oh, Pretty Woman' is so feel-good that I well up every time I think of Richard Gere and prostitutes: I'm sure you all feel the same. However I was a bit surprised to see him releasing a brand-spankers three track E.P on Aus Music, seeing as how he died in 1988.
This posthumous effort is undoubtedly one of the highlights of my year so far. 'So Derobe' is a lesson in how to build a sublime understated dance floor smasher. Beautiful rising synths intersected by ominous percussive stabs give way to a throbbing bare bones beat that rides above a vibrant, dark sub bass line.
Broken vocal samples and euphoric sounds take my consciousness back to years before I was born, when everyone was fucking happy at dances and Roy was still beltin' em out.
Title track 'The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow' follows, happily, in a similar vein, staying heavy on the samples and synths, but with underlying pulsating tribal drums. Actress is on buttons for the remix of 'The Shrew...' with a delectable minimal-tech reworking.
No ones made music this good from beyond the grave since forever, so don't miss out.
Wait, JOY Orbison? Makes sense now.
The Shrew Would Have Cushioned E.P
Forthcoming Aus Music.
Pre-Orders available on Redeye and Juno now.
So were halfway through our first month and were constantly improving the site. Our music player (click on the musical note on the right) now works and has four example mixes on it. Hold tight for more additions soon.
You can now see a link to the latest post right at the top of the site.
You can now share content straight to facebook etc by clicking the buttons at the bottom of each post.
There is still lots more to come. Including comments for all you lovers of debate. :)
Im not sure but as far as i can think this is the first book to come out the Dubstep ether. Kode9, the Hyperdub instigator and veteran of dubstep (a term which is appropriate despite Dubstep's relatively short lifespan to date.) has put blood sweat and tears and a lot of time into producing SONIC WARFARE. An in depth discussion of the ways in which sound is used to control Humans. Whether by a dj using familiar sounds to unite a crowd or more recently how governments have been using sound in a military sense. Definitely worth a read for anyone interested in how music affects people and the negative ways which sound could come to affect our lives, a snip at £25 ahah ....
Sonic Warface on Amazon
Squitty Bubbler are relatively new to blogging but since they started in Autumn they have consistently brought free music from hidden talent from all over the world. They kicked off 2010 with a brand new website design, definitely one for the bookmarks bar if you're a fan of a free mp3 and lets face it who isn't....
Don't Panic and Chunky (Hit n Run/ Riot Jazz) will be launching the Sounds of Manchester mixtape series aimed at promoting the city’s top musicians outside of the city's borders. The mixtape will be available for free download on www.dontpaniconline.com and will be supported by a huge viral campaign. If you have any artists in mind them let us know... firstname.lastname@example.org.
So far the mixtape will be featuring - Synkro, Indigo, Badly Drawn Boy, Matthew Halsall, Riot Jazz, Illum Sphere, Ernie's Rhythm Section, The Mouse Outfit, Stephen Fretwell, Stuart Mcallum (Cinematic Orchestra), Shifty, Zed Bias, Rich Reason and Fantastic Mr Fox.
Keep it locked, two hours of influences from two of Manchester's hottest producers.
Hit up www.unityradio.fm and click "listen now".
Further to our previous post about Japanese Neon Lamp Fighting, a quick search on youtube lead us to find the following...
We strongly recommend pausing at 0:20 and admiring the expression on the man in white's face.
Synkro sent us this link...
Oh my days.
If you're already aware of the phenomenon known as "lamp fighting" then I apologise. If you're not, which is probably the more likely scenario, then prepare yourself to be amazed...
(Please note that the photos contain images of fat men beating each other which some people may find amusing)
Japanese Lamp Fighting
Triggadon. A Bristol based, unsigned rapper, pushing sounds reminiscent of UK Garage, with a touch of RNB and glazed in Hip Hop. Co-Founder of Wise Guy Entertainment and member of Da Label M.T.G his deep bass lines accompanied by crisp claps make for nice tunes. With the release of his new album “King Of The Castle” now is the perfect time for people keen on grimey, bass driven Hip Hop to check him out.
I know that the Autonomic Podcast isnt new. But it can never do any harm to draw attention to something sick and im sure some of you dont know about it yet. So if you fancy listening to one of the hottest podcasts at the moment, certainly in terms of DnB, get over to Club-Autonomic.com. You need to swat up if your going to be ready for the Autonomic fabric cd coming out in February.
Cant believe we missed this. Im sure some of you lot will have too. The N-TYPE SOUNDBOARD! endless BROCKOUT fun...
Well people, welcome to our first issue on our brand new website. It's our 1st birthday this month and we're celebrating with a highlight from each of our first 12 issues, some of our best photos from '09 and also my personal top 3 mixes out of our exclusive series. We've got a whole host of interviews and features coming your way, as well as photos from some of Manchester's best events now available to view without leaving the site.
Have a good one and we'll see you at our birthday party on the 4th of February!