Our next party is fast approaching. The third instalment of our Buyers Club Summer Series brings Medlar and Fantastic Man to the Yard. Early bird tickets are now on sale. We advise getting one now to avoid queueing on the night.
Wolf Music’s Medlar will be headlining the night. The London Dj has gained a serious following with a string of great releases, infusing dusty disco and soul samples into to his stripped back take on the modern house sound.
Our next Buyers Club party on 02.07 with Andras + Admin is fast approaching. Therefore we thought we’d introduce you to both DJs that will be gracing the decks on the night.
All early-bird tickets for the event are now sold out but advance tickets are still available.
Tickets will cost more on the door. So we advise buying in advance.
Andras joins us on the first date of his European tour and his first London date for 2 years. A graduate of the Red Bull Music Academy, he is a firm favourite of Boiler Room and was recently named as a ‘Breaking Through’ act by Resident Advisor.
Check out Andras’ Boiler Room mix here. Described by BR as full of “Loony house productions, hooky club jams and VHS instructionals — one of BR’s firm favourites”
We are also joined by Admin who has been receiving support from the likes of BBC 1Xtra & XLR8R as well as releasing on some of the finest underground dance labels including Banoffee Pies, Sleazy Beats and Futureboogie.
Listen to a recent mix he did full of luscious funk, soul and disco here.
Although I’m not a huge fan of the Hot Creations brand of churn-out, party bangers straight from the terrace of Jamie Jones’ Ibiza mansion, it’s good to keep an open mind to a label that’s had such a high hit rate. So, I was pleasantly surprised to see relative unknown Rydim show up in the release calendar. With only a single EP online, this Berlin based producer is about as low profile as it gets. But don’t be fooled by a small digital footprint, Rydim has been rousing dancefloors across the world for over a decade, and has a hand in some of the most raw and functional techno and house on the market, making use of a number of aliases and collaborative projects. Not to mention filling regular spots at Panorama bar/Berghain, Womb, and the late, great Trouw. You don’t walk in the door of those places without earning your stripes.
So on Hot Creations, landing 17th June, Rydim teams up with legendary house vocalist Paris Brightledge to serve up a stripped back vocal, acid-house stomper. Built upon a foundation of the most animal TR-909 beats, hi-hats way up front full of mechanical funk, acid lines squelch away underneath Brightledge’s retro vocal. It’s bold and brash (“Parrrrrrty towwwwwn!”), and toes the line of trashier territory, but Rydim keeps the rawness that saves the track from becoming a complete parody of the whistle-blowing impassioned raver.
It’s not reinventing the wheel in any way, shape or form, but “Gotham City” is a tough tune that you are going to be hearing on some of the world’s best dancefloors this month. You can hear the full stream here.
Jack “Editions” Haighton serves up his third self-released EP, as a tribute to Sasha & Digweed’s Rennaissance. Currently serving as the label manager for the self-proclaimed pantomime villain of dance music, and twitter troll Scuba’s Hotflush label, Jack takes a break from the tech-house 12″s of his day job to deliver a delightful 90’s throwback.
The A-side “Perfect Potion” is a masterclass in breakbeat rhythms, swirling pads, and filtered vocals, all tied together with an unfaltering four bar bass line that propels the whole ensemble along effortlessly.
On the flip we’re treated to “The Age of Bruv (Jam & Tool Mix)”, which uses the inherit brute force of the TR-909 to carry waves of ambiance and that break around a vocoded hook.
So on the 3rd June 2016 we are getting Joakim down to The Yard in Hackney Wick, London. As a producer & DJ with a vivacious career, we are pretty excited about this. We first copped Joakim back in electro days…. but it’s his recent Dancing Is A Visible Action of Lifemix series for Test Pressing, and his close hand skill at editing which has made us reconnect with the artist.
To explain a little bit about our choice of headliner, here’s a brief-but-dense look into his history in the Industry.
Following on from that, he became prolifically busy, running not only Tigersushi but having a hand in the now famous Optimo Singles Club and pushing releases on a variety of sub labels like Pandamaki & Crowdspacer.
Then there is his work under alias’ as Cray76 and Jimi Bazzouka. Former name being the more techno leaning side of things, latter; great edits….
Good. So we hope you can come and party with us and Joakim, in London on Friday 3rd June. Now hear something from the same month in 2015, the incredibly catchy, made-for-summer edit of Black Bloods’ Muko Wapi.
The mysterious Cruë records come at it for the first time since 2012 with a 4th edition in their sporadic series.
One Discogs user commented that this was a bit more down the disco line than they usually go. So taking that comment, combining it with the influence of their previous releases, means you know what to expect: bangers.
When I spoke to the BLBC lads about this track, they all had it in their sights. Luckily I copped it first so they will forever be flapping at me as I play both it’s purple cuts in the club. Sorry boys.
Side A you are looking at a soulful grooving cut, something like MCDE would play peak time. 4.40 you are getting the full thrust of the anthem…
Side B is a bit more bouncey, along the same lines, looping samples & a wicked thumping bassline. Summer… Great record to revive the old A or B predicament.
The A cut, Tanni, is everything you want in a building track. Full of vitamins, it’s a late club cut with an evil click & hiss.
The EP will be the third release on the fledgling London label, featuring uplifting proto-chug, grooving drums, sounds of the natural world and, Cowbell.
Two cuts make up the International Track 1&2… Lizards own original starting up the chuggy build, pulse bass and bird (prey?) noise. Max Essa’s remix takes things deep. These tracks are made to hypnotise & affect.
When we asked Lizards about the release, they had this to say:
Jun Kamoda is the latest addition to the Mr. Saturday Night roster. The Tokyo MC, DJ and producer spent some time with the guys after one of their famous parties in New York back in 2015. And here we are a few months down the line with The Clay EP. A diverse three track selection ripe for slaying the dancefloor.
First we have Physical Graffiti, a stripped back and chopped up disco track that will really trip everyone out.
Next up is the title track The Clay. A thumping percussion led afro beat track. A track Auntie Flo would be proud of.
And lastly we have Exitus. With a haunting vocal loop and 90’s house sounds.
The Clay EP really showcases Mr. Kamoda’s talents and eclectic taste. We can’t wait to test this one out for ourselves.