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Full update on the Volcano/Bleep lineup impact

Full details, as on the Bleep43 website:

Volcano special

Sadly, Iceland’s geothermic fuck you to Europe in the shape of a volcanic cloud has pretty much decimated our original line-up for tonight which had included Mika Vanio, Donato Dozzy and Terrence Parker.

Mika Vainio had already cancelled due to illness, and his replacement Lerosa then had to cancel also due to a lack of flights from Ireland.

Terrence Parker then found out that his flight had been cancelled. We had fingers crossed for Donato Dozzy coming from Rome, but as the flight ban has been pushed to Saturday 0100 BST (at time of writing), he has now had to withdraw, too.

It’s as if the Scandinavian gods were punishing us for our steadfast refusal to book Adam Beyer.

Surgeon and other UK talent come to the rescue

Continue reading Full update on the Volcano/Bleep lineup impact

Bleep 43, 16 April 2010, full party details

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’m most pleased to be returning to Bleep 43 and Corsica Studios alongside Terrence Parker and more. Full party details below:

Finnish grandeé of Minimalism Mika Vainio headlines our first party this year on Friday April 16th at Corsica Studios. Although he has retired live outings of Pan Sonic for the forseeable future, he continues to play solo and we’re very excited about witnessing his primeval explorations of analogue-generated electronic sounds. Without doubt one of the more visceral and thought-provoking artists in European music, Vainio’s pedigree is vast – he is one of the true pioneers of minimal techno, evinced by his Sakho label, and the various projects he has masterminded. Put that together with Pan Sonic and his sizeable back catalogue of abstract sound works, some of which have been recently released by Raster-Noton, and you have an idea of just how influential he has been, both to electronic dance music, and to the more cerebral end of the genre.

Joining him in Room 1 is Donato Dozzy, who will be laying down another epic journey of hypnotic techno. We were enthralled by his stately ability to brew infectious atmospheres when he made his UK debut for us last year, and it was only a matter of time before he graced the decks again. 20 years of DJing has enabled Donato to call upon a weighty collection of abstract and obscure techno records, most of which you’ve probably never heard. We have no doubt that alongside Surgeon he’s the best techno DJ in the world right now and are excited by the prospect of yet another techno odyssey from him.

Flying over from Detroit for a rare visit to the UK is Terrence Parker. Something of a veteran turntablist in the Motor City, Terrence mixes house in a unique style, and we’re looking forward to him setting Room 2 alight. Making his Bleep43 debut alongside Terrence is DJ Guy, who has built up a strong following as Europe’s finest booty DJ. Formerly one-half of the Non-Stop DJs, Guy runs his own Global Fire label, and his style encompasses electro, house, disco and funk. Supporting them is one of our regulars, Phonopsia, who returns to Bleep43 after a 2 year absence.

£12 advance tickets are available from We Got Tickets, otherwise it’s £15 on the door, or £9 with a valid NUS card.

Hope to see y’all there! Here’s the Facebook page, if that’s how you roll.

Advanced notice of next Bleep

I’m most pleased to be returning to Bleep 43, playing alongside the inimitable Terrence Parker for the fifth time, at Corsica Studios in Elephant and Castle on Friday 16th April, 2010. This is the night I’ve played at the most and the headlining DJ I’ve played with most, so it feels exceedingly comfortable. I’ll be playing an extended set as well.

If that weren’t enough, we’ve got Europe’s leading booty turntablist, another chance to see Donato Dozzy, and Mika Vanio playing live on a fantastic Funktion 1 rig. I’ll post further details as they’re released.

Bleep 43

Fri 16th April @ Corsica Studios – 10 pm – late

Room 1

Mika Vainio live
Donato Dozzy
Toby Frith

Room 2

Terrence Parker
DJ Guy

online adv tix £12, £15 otd, £9 NUS

More details tba

Sorry I’ve been quiet around here lately. Blog posts go down as micro-blog posts go up, it would seem. If you haven’t already got it, I’m talking most of my nonsense over here now.

Upcoming Radio

I’m off on my honeymoon tomorrow but thought I’d give some notice about upcoming radio appearances. I’m not sure when yet, but my latest Thirty Five mix is going to be broadcast on the Bleep43 podcast at some point. If you’re not already a regular subscriber then make sure to rectify that now. Second, a recording of my performance at Süd Electronic last October will be broadcast on my friend Patrick‘s Eclectic Electric show on Purple Radio, Sunday September 13 at 19:00. Enjoy!

Bleep NYE 2002

This one’s getting wheeled out by request of Rob Taylor, although I reckon the memories of the night will be better than the experience of listening to it today. The beginning is drift-y (to be kind) and the rest has levels all over, etc. All that said, it was my first proper set in London so it holds some very fond memories. And the tracks are favourites of mine, so here goes!

Note: the file is wma, as that’s the format I originally received it in and I didn’t want to introduce the lossiness of decode and re-encoding. Anyway… I had to log on to the Microsoft site to claim a license to listen to it (shows how long it’s been since I’ve listened to a wma file). Apologies if that causes any problems.

Set starts with the tail end of Plant43’s set

Amp Dog Knight – I’m Doing Fine [Mahogani Music]

Ola Jagun & The Ancestral Rhythms – Oda Oya (The Rebirth Version) [Spiritual Life Music]

Universal Tongues – Prayer for Sun [Natural Resource]

Hipnotic – Naima (Ian O’Brien Mix) [Laws of Motion]

Plutonia – Forever [Visions]

Rednose Distrikt – N.Y. Boom (Domu’s Nose-Beast Mix) [Rushhour Records]

Dom Um Romao – Lake of Perseverance (Opaque Remix) [Head To Toe Records]

Mustang – Twilight (Freedom Soundz re-edit) [Visions]

Needs – Walkin’ Through Circles [Needs Music]

Focus – Marvin Is One [Versatile Records]

Classic Man – Gentle Morning Rain [Natural Resource]

Kuniyuki – Precious Hall (Original Mix) [Natural Resource]

Convextion – Spice Tea [downLow]

Robert Hood – Quartz [Tresor]

Max Duley – Eternal Bleeding [ARC]

Thomas Kufner – Maginus [Kurbel]

The Moderator – Interstate 5 [Keynote]

Infiniti – Flash Flood [Tresor]

And when I say ‘again’ I mean…

I was on the radio a week and a half ago, but I was in Dublin so I didn’t get a chance to notify anyone. It’s a mix I did a few months ago, but Toby was off-the-air for a while. Anyway… here’s the archive and scoop from Toby of Bleep Radio:

Last night’s tracklisting available to download at Bleep Recordings

a couple of sloppy mixes due to drunkenness, apologies…


Patchworks – I Guess You Always Knew [Q-Tape]
Anton Mitchell – Simple Life [Chicago Underground]
Theo Parrish – Reaction to Plastic [Sounds Signature]
Stewart Walker – Missing Winter [Tektite/Force Inc]
Kenny Larkin – Life Goes On [R&S]
Mike Ink – Paroles (Mike Ink Remix 96) [Warp]
Infiniti – Walking on Water [Tresor]
Gemini – Day Dreaming [Peacefrog]
Jacek Sienkiewicz – Secret Life [Recognition]
Innervisions Presents Henrik Schwarz/Âme/Dixon Feat. Derrick L. Carter – Where We At (Version 1) [Sonar Kollektiv]
Basement Jaxx – Moradi [Atlantic Jaxx]
DJ Yoav B – Organ Satta [Delsin]
Dan Curtin – Undergroundz [Tuning Spork]
Yo La Tengo – Danelectro 2 (Remixed by Nobukazu Takemura) [Matador]
Fun Fun – Happy Station (Polydor)
Todd Terje – Italian Stallion (Full Pup)
Quince – Americana (Delsin)
Capracara – Flashback 86 (Souljazz)
Marcus Mixx – Shake that Thing (Legowelt remix) (Clone)
Legowelt – Fitzcarraldo (Bunker)
E-Dancer – Feel the Food (Shield)
Jeff Mills & The Montpellier Philharmonic Orchestra – Gamma Player (Tresor)
Nathan Fake – Superpositions (Border Community)
Susumu Yokota – Distant Sounds of Summer (Lo Recordings)
Thom Yorke – Black Swan (XL Recordings)

Bleep 43 @ Public Life with Ryan Blackman and Mike Grant

Here’s my tracklist:



Natalie Gardner – Going Down Slow (Flowriders Remix) – 4Lux

Spacek – Time – !K7

Dimlite:a/dd – Byrdshot and Bye – Sonar Kollektiv

Gangtarr – Just to Get a Rep (Madlib Remix) – No Label Records

Four Tet – As Serious as Your Life (Remix 1) – Domino Record Co

Diverse – Jus Biz – Chocolate Industries

Blockhead – Carnivores Unite – Ninja Tune

Outkast – Love in War – Arista

Jazzanova – Another Fine Day (Doctor Rockit’s Vocal Itch) – Rope a Dope Records

De La Soul – Aint Hip to be Labeled – Tommy Boy

Meg – Kouro (Theo Parrish Remix) – Joint Records

Scott Ferguson – “Q” (DX Mix) – Ferrispark Records

Rick Wilhite – Ruby Nights (Gilb-r Solo Flight Remix) – Third Ear

Bucketheads – Whew – Henry Street Music

Scott Ferguson – “Q” (Main Mix) – Ferrispark Records

Joshua – Century 82 – Tweekin Records

Kenny Hawkes & Louise Carver – Play the Game (Joshua’s Vocal Mix) – Music for Freaks

Stereo People vs. Music People – Baggershack – Select Recordings

Fabrice Lig – Meet U In Brooklyn – Playhouse

Liaisons Dangereuses – Peut Etre Pas – EMI

Kelley Polar Quartet – The Rhythm Touch – Environ

Niko Marks – Chune – Planet E

I:Cube – Oblivion – Versatile

James Duncan – Dub With Me – Traxxx Records

Lucky & Easy – Pimp Soul Blister (A) – Ann Aimee

Tha Poke – Uncommon Sense – Iridite Records

Starfighterz – Flavour 4 – Delsin Records

Yotoko – All Creation Remix – Delsin Records

Titonton – All Fours – Neroli

Horror Inc. – Siamese Twins – Revolver

Hakan Lidbo – White Trash – Moody Recordings

Infinity Plus One – Rhthmatic Unison – Drenched Recordings

Diego & Vocoderman – Refraction – Kanzleramt

Unknown Artist – Ltd 05 (B2) – Trapez

Kaito – Breaking the Star – Kompakt

Shawn Rudiman – That’s What I’m Talkin About – 11th Hour Technology

The Bleep Party

It was really weird seeing Public Life in the day:

Even Jean made it down from Swiss Cottage. Who would’ve thought three kids from the class of ‘92 at Iowa City High School would be hanging out in a Public Toilet in London 11 years later?

During my first mix, I realized the monitor was only responding to one turntable, so it was a mix from the speakers again. However, the crowd was having a great time. I wasn’t horribly concerned about technical imperfections so much as I was struggling so hard to hear that I couldn’t fully feel what I was doing. Still, it was a great time. The bartended even ran up about ½-hour in to my set and screamed “Turn it up! This is fucking wicked!!!”

And just as the photographic evidence runs out, so does the recording. Ben and KT had to leave in order to get up early for their flight, but I think they had a really good time, getting to see what an awesome scene we have here, even if it wouldn’t normally be their thing.

The rest of the night was fantastic. The ownership were having so much fun they let Jonny play an extra 45 minutes past closing. His set was blinding too. I should have recording of 74 minutes of each set up soon. I got home really late after the most overcrowded night bus ride ever, and said a delusional goodbye to Ben as they left bright and early. It was a wonderful visit, especially since in Iowa City my attention is spread so thin. I really love these guys.