Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Secretsundaze Competition

It's been a while since we've had a comp up here but the nice folks over at Secretsundaze have provided us with a pair of tickets to give away for this Sunday's party.

Ame are headlining along with support from wbeeza & Secretsundaze head honchos Giles Smith & James Priestley.

It's at Village Underground in Shoreditch 2pm-10:30pm and tickets are available from Resident Advisor & Phonica

If you fancy a shot at winning the freebies just mail us as illectronic.blog(AT)gmail.com with your answer to the following question:

Q) What label was wbeeza's Heavystuff EP released on?

Answers by midday Friday please - good luck.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

ill-ec-tro-nic @ Concrete, London. Sat 18th July

Here's a final reminder about our night down at Concrete Bar in London. We are showcasing Glasgow's Stuff records and playing live is The Village Orchestra and ill-ec-tro-nic's very own RAW in his Nanorhythm guise.

TVO has an arsenal of electronic weapons in his machines ranging from cerebral armchair electronica through to dancefloor bombs whilst always exhibiting an air of playful experimentation. With a new album just released on Highpoint Lowlife and still riding the wave of the critical acclaim he received for his The Dark is Rising EP on Stuffrecords earlier in the year, this rare London appearance for the talented producer should be unmissable.

Nanorhythm will already be known to The ill-ec-tro-nic readership and while a small number of his productions have been exposed to the world via the blog and through the Soliton Research netlabel (of sorts) that he co-runs, this is Nanorhythm's debut live set. He's been working on a host of new productions and is looking forward to unleashing his brand of dub-infused techno minimalism on the crowd.

If that's not enough then Stuff and Numbers resident DJ Goodhand will be bringing the funk with his glitched-up party tunes and myself, Langer will be playing deep Techno and my favourite cutting edge Dubtec records.

We always like to give you a little something extra here at ill-ec-tro-nic so TVO has put together a superb mix of Techno and Dubstep for you listening pleasure.

TVO - Blank Page Mix
// 1 h 40 mins

You can get the tracklisting plus other Stuffrecords podcasts Here.

Saturday July 18th
Concrete Bar,
Hayward Gallery, South Bank,
London, SE1 8XX
8pm - 1am / Free Entry




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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Random Roundup

It's been a while since I last posted so I thought I'd do another random roundup of what's been floating my boat recently.

First up, the best Electronica track I've heard all year. 'Maybes' by Mount Kimbie is their first official release on Scuba's label Hotflush Recordings. It's all Blade Runner atmospherics, Burial style vocal samples and plink plonk percussion. Judging by this I can't wait to hear more of their next EP.

Mount Kimbie - Maybes // Hotflush Recordings Buy

Speaking of Burial his collaboration with Four Tet was one of the most hyped records of the year. It looks like an album maybe in the pipeline but until then you'll just have to do with with this haunting slice of deep house. 'Moth' Seeing as it is impossible to buy as an MP3 I thought I'd give you a high quality version. You can still by the Limited 12" on Discogs Marketplace

Andy Stott and Miles Whittaker, aka MLZ have been putting out a series of limited 12"s under the Alias of Mille & Andrea on Daphne Records which is an offshoot of Modern Love. As you'd expect it's all Dub Techno spacial atmospherics laced with Dubstep percussive beats. The third in the series is exceptionally good with elements of 90's Junglist hardcore on 'Temper Tantrum' and Berlin style T++ dubtec sounds on 'Vigilance'

Millie & Andrea - Temper Tantrum
// Daphne Buy

More on the Dubtec crossover tip now courtesy of Phonica Records. This is their first release on their own imprint and it comes from Hector and Bryant. The original mix of 'Tension' is a minimal Techno builder with Dub shards and Detroit synths towards the end. Appleblim and Al Tourettes team up to come up with a tougher take on the sound which clocks in at 130 bpm and takes its cues from the UK Funky sound and Wonky styles whilst retaining the Dub atmospherics

Hector & Bryant - Tension (Appleblim and Al Tourettes Remix) // Phonica 001 Buy Vinyl Buy Mp3

Finally you should check out the new release from Scuba. 'Klinik'. Very similar to his previous release 'Tense' it is all Berlin Metallic shards over stepper beats. Highly recommended. Buy

In fact you can hear it in all its glory on this great Dubtec mix courtesy of Brendan Moeller aka Beat Pharmacy.

Beat Pharmacy - Dubstep Mix July 09


1. aardvarck - Water
2. pendle covern-MVO_Chambers
3. Martyn - all I have is memories
4. porter ricks-Redundance
5. Loefah - Rufage
6. scuba - Klinik
7. retroblast - Get Down
8. search_and_destroy-candyfloss_(loefah_remix)
9. relocate - Dot dot dash
10. Headhunter - In Motion
11. moderat - Nr. 22
12. kontext - Plumes (Ramadanman Refix)
13. Burial - Versus
14. pangaea-Bear Witness
15. Skream- Backwards
16. rod modell-Heaven Above
17. synkro - On My Mind
18. 2000F & J kamata - You don't know what love is
19. Kode9 - Stung
20. slack-elephant_step
21. monolake-Titan
22. Pink Floyd-One Of These Days

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This Are Two Tone: 30 Years of 2 Tone

30 Years of 2 Tone. Picture special.

In 1979, The Specials' leader, keyboardist and songwriter, Jerry Dammers created 2 Tone Records. Releasing seminal recordings by The Specials, Madness, The Selector, The Beat and many more, the label quickly grew out of its modest Coventry roots and became one of the most successful and revered record labels of its time. 2 Tone's legacy is legendary...

Check out the images at PYMCA

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