Category Archives: Gigs

Friday April 4 – Sud Electronic With Rick Wade, K Soul, Portable, Lakuti and me

Sorry about the SPAM, but I’m a relatively late edition to the line-up and just getting around to letting people know. I realise there’s the Plex clash, but if you’ve not already booked up for that, I’ll be playing alongside some rather exciting guests, who ain’t been round these parts much – not least of whom is Rick Wade AKA Big Daddy Rick, Detroit’s pimp extraordinaire. He’ll be ably complemented by K Soul, who hails from Italy yet puts out some mighty fine stuff that you might easily mistake for home grown Detroit business. The whole night should be fairly deep and housey, and should be fun!
Hope to see some of you there!

Next gig: Saturday 21 July @ The Prince, Brixton, next door to KFC so you can get your biscuits on yo

Apologies for the Monstacock Playas SPAM:

It’s that ‘time of the month again’ and July sees Tristan Watkins (Phonopsia/Disception) take to the decks.

Following a nomadic existence in the states, where he co-founded the Metrotechno DJ crew and was involved creation of Metatrack Studios, English born Tristan Watkins returned to the UK in 2002 where he swiftly made an impact on the London scene with his finely honed house and techno sets, often taking in hip hop, broken beat, ambient, industrial and disco en route. Having djed in Chicago, Detroit, Canada and Eastern Europe, he recently appeared alongside the mighty Portable/Bodycode at Süd Electronic. Tristan has also proved a dab hand in the production stakes and his credits include a remix of Sean Deason’s “The Shit” for Matrix records, and Andrew Duke’s remix of Phonopsia’s “Frosting” on his 2006 Consumer vs. User album.

Completing the bill are Monstercock residents Slim and Rupi playing their inimitable blend of eclectic electric sounds taking in Detroit, House, Cosmic and Italo, and dropping a selection of unreleased cdr nuggets for good measure.

Expect a varied musical selection, delivered on a Funktion-1 soundsystem, and of course, expect to dance!!!!

Pub prices all night….

For free guest list email: Rupi, “The BITM” P or Slim “Jim” Jim.

www.gakfoundation.org

Special guest next month – Tony ‘586’ Daly

Tracklist from Sud

Recoil – Stone [Mute]
Doctor Rockit – Café de Flore [Lifelike]
Dave Aju – Xibalbanasazi [Circus Company]
Laszlo Beckett – Keep Counting [Hand on the Plow]
Second Life feat. Jimmie Wilson – Inner Love {Give It Up) (Black Keys Rework) [Running Back]
Terre Thaemlitz presents Chugga – Theme for the Buck Rogers Light Rope Dance (Deep Space Probe Remix) [Mule Electronic]
Chez Damier – Warfare [Trackmode]
Omar S. – U [Subgroundz]
Gemini – Klonopin [Relief]
Aardvark – Cult Copy (Dexter’d Dikke Cult Copy mix) [Rush Hour]
Brian Harris – Chemistry [Chicago Underground]
Tha Poke – Uncommon Sense [Iridite]
Kit Clayton – W-Shape [Parallel]
Depeche Mode – Told You So [Mute]
Robert Babicz – The Cloudpainter [Out of Orbit]
Sven Weisemann – Slices [Liebe Detail]
Substance & Vainquer – Reverberation [Scion Versions]
Deep Chord – Electromagnetic Dowsing (The Final Step) [Synth]
Sven Weisemann – Aequittal [Styrax Leaves]
I:Cube – Un Proton Pour Toi, Un Neutron Pour Moi [Versatile]
Redshape – Pain [Styrax Leaves]
Jacek Sienkiewicz – Breath [Recognition]
Ray Valioso – Keep It [Real Soon]
Dan Curtin – Executive Order 12333 [Metamorphic]

Link one more time:

Pretty much what I played at Sud

I recorded some practice before Sud last Saturday. Since the set didn’t get recorded and there were a few conflicts on the night I figured I ‘d post that up, warts n’ all. It’s 95% the same as what got played. Records are packed up at the moment, but the tracklist goes something like this:

http://www.phonopsia.co.uk/mixes/TristanWatkins_AlmostSud_31-03-07.mp3

Recoil
Doctor Rockit
Dave Aju
Laszlo Beckett
Second Life
Terre Thaemlitz
Chez Damier
Omar-S
Gemini
Aardvark
Brian Harris
Tha Poke
Kit Clayton
Depeche Mode
Robert Babicz
Sven Weisemann
Substance & Vainquer
Deep Chord
Sven Weisemann
I:Cube
Redshape
Jacek Sienkiewicz
Ray Valioso
Dan Curtin

Next gig SPAM: Sud records 10th release party, with Portable and Cassy

We will be celebrating our 10th release with a very special party on the 31st of March ; our first party for 2007 , so not to be missed !

We are so so thrilled that Cassy will be joining us & helping us celebrate this release .

Catherine Britton aka Cassy, left England for Austria with her Caribbean father and Austrian mother in 1975.
She spent her childhood in Vienna and Lower Austria, starting to sing and study music at an early age. What happenned since has been nothing short of phenominal .

Cassy has become the toast of the electronic world . It’s no surprise really , with the kind of credentials , she holds .

She has collaborated with some of the most influential artists in Techno . Namely Ricardo Villalobos , Luciano , Steve Bug e.t.c. & holds a residency at the highly regarded , Panorama Bar , in Berlin ; & can sometimes be found working behind the counter @ Hardwax ; Berlin’s legendary record shop .

Her solo projects are worth a look in as well as they are rather good . ‘ My Auntie ‘ her solo debut on Perlon , is a personal favourite . She has also recently started , her own label , simply called , Cassy . If the 1st release on this label is any thing to go by , then expect some killer future releases .

What has trully lifted her profile , though is her mix Cd for Panorama Bar . The first for the club & artist alike . Titled ‘Panorama Bar 01 ‘ . This is a journey into the deeper side of Techno & House . No computer gimmicks , just the mixer , 2 decks & a great selection of tracks . This is most definitely one of the best mix cd’s of 2006 . An essential purchase indeed ! .

Anyone who has spent some time on Panorama Bar’s dancefloor during one of Cassy’s sets has witnessed what special kind of atmosphere and energy she manages to create with her House-Sound. When Cassy is behind the decks, sitting around or hanging at the bar never really is an option, as it is rather probable everyone finds themselves dancing. Her very own way of fusing deep, minimal and sexy records is highly exceptional and it creates a very intoxicating, special groove. Do not miss !

Cassy will be joined by Portable , who will be performing tracks from his forthcoming album , out on Sud , May / June .

Completing the bill will be our residents , Lakuti , Marco Shuttle , Nick Craddock , Special guests Stefano & newbie to Sud , Tristan Watkins aka Phonopsia .

I have been listening to Tristan’s mixes for quite some time now & they are great & i for one am looking forward to his Sud debut .

After the great visual display from Squint in December , he will be back again with Brittski .

We will be back @ the Rhythm Factory …16 – 18 Whitechapel Road , London E1 1EW .

10 pm – 6 am with a new & improved sound in Room 1 .

As usual , book your place on the £8 list by emailing :

[email protected]

otherwise it’s £10 on the door .

Cassy’s discography

http://www.discogs.com/artist/Cassy

Body Code @ Myspace

www.myspace.com/bodycodemusic

Looking forward to seeing you all !

Lerato / Lakuti

Not worth publishing

For those who have asked, the trial mixes in preparation for the Latvian gig aren’t really worth publishing, but I will probably use the core of that set minus a lot of the records that have found their way in to my other sets, plus some new acquisitions as the foundation of a new set, which I will try to get done before too long.

Tracklist for gig @ Banzai in Daugavpils

Skinny Puppy – Love [Nettwerk]
Aroy Dee – Boracic [M>O>S]
T.O.M. Project – Renaissance [Sound Signature]
Lil’ Louis – Video Clash [Soul Jazz]
Oasis – Oasis #1 [FXHE]
No Milk – Voice of… [Rhapsody]
The Mole – In My Song [Wagon Repair]
Forcept 1 – FR:01:V1 (Akufen Remix) [Concept]
Horror Inc. – Siamese Twins [Revolver]
Monolake – Stratosphere [Monolake/Imbalance Computer Music]
Atjazz – For Real (Version Remix) [Sonar Kollektiv]
Julien Jabre – Swimming Places [Elias]
DJ Gregory – And [Faya Combo]
Kuniyuki – Precious Hall (Original Mix) [Natural Resource]
Atom Heart – L.T.B.C.Y.B. [Recognition]
Green Velvet – I Want to Leave My Body [Relief]
Mathew Jonson – Spanish (Hrdvsion Remix) [Wagon Repair]
Thomas Barnett – Thrill of the Hunt [Audiomatique]
Surgeon – Magneze [Downwards]
Max Duley – Eternal Bleeding [Arc]
Claude Young – Angelic [Deta]
Convextion – Spice Tea [Down Low]
Trolley Route – Tempure (Sterac Mix) [Pure Plastic]
Planetary Assault Systems – Take Back [Peacefrog]
Jacek Sienkiewicz – Still Forward [Recognition]
Kaito – Breaking the Star [Kompakt]
Quiet Daze – November [Transmat]
Tomas Jirku – West Bestern [Arbutus]
Cobblestone Jazz – 5th Element [It Is What It Is]
D5 – Sides of Space [Delsin]
Jacen Solo – Sculptor [Open Mind Recordings]
Reporter – K for Cars [Open Mind Recordings]
Raiders of the Lost Arp – Funk 006 [Pigna]
Front 242 – Don’t Crash [Wax Trax]
DWA – DWA [Recognition]
Doubting Thomas – The Run [Wax Trax]

Next gig pre-flyer

Techno/Electro/Acid/Bass

ROOM ONE
Luke Vibert [Warp, Ninja Tune]
Universal Indicator [Rephlex] (exclusive live acid set)
Mark Williams [Real Sessions, Ingoma]
Cursor Miner [Lo Recordings, Combat Recordings] (live)
James Tec [Plex]
Dask [Rebel Intelligence]
Tristan Watkins [Matrix Records]

ROOM TWO
Buddy Peace [Lex, Bully Project] (live/DJ)
Scanone [Blasé, Combat Recordings] (live)
Luke Handsfree [Plex]
Jimmy Bolus [Plex, Delta-9]
Bracket [Combat Recordings]
Agent 2 [Rebel Intelligence]
Chris Pattern [Communty]
Hivemind [Communty]

Secret East London Location…full details to follow soon.
Pub prices @ the bar
Doors: 10pm – 7am
Tickets: £8 concessions list / £8.50 in advance via paypal: [email protected] / £10 on the door

[email protected]
www.plexlondon.net
www.myspace.com/plexlondon

Back from the Baltics

Had a wicked time. One gig got busted, played an unexpected gig in Vilnius and an awesome one at Banzai in Daugavpils on their sick 20K rig, for three hours. It was defintely one of the best DJing experiences of my life. But the whole trip was great. The Lithuanian country side, hanging with my cousin, checking out some really interesting places, meeting great new people – all awesome, with only the minimum of bumps on the road (other than the busted gig). Full report and loads of pics to come. For now, here’s a couple of video clips from Hannah’s phone that y’all can hopefully check, from Saturday’s gig. The sound is distorted to hell, but it might give a feel for the venue and crowd.

Clips zipped

For some reason downloading these 3gp files doesn’t seem to want to work when they have that file extension, so I’ve zipped them. Hope y’all can download zips and play 3gp. If anyone has alternate suggestions, I’d be glad to know them as well. Cheers!