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London is alive and breathing!

4 May

Ok I know I’ve been away for a few days but this post is gonna be worth it.

I’ve arrived in London a few days ago during a massive bank holiday due to Kate and William’s Royal wedding. So we went out for this clubbing tour on sunday. Everything was setlled for us to go to Secretsundaze, traditional secret venue party made by Giles Smith, where Kyle Hall had been confirmed in the line-up but o-oh, change of plans. My (also brazilian) friend Wesley Razzy who is a local DJ and promoter said we should go to some other parties instead. Well, the line-ups were pretty damn convincing and my name was on the list, so, why not? We went with a group of friends to four amazing parties and found out about some more happening during the day. So here’s why London still got it.

First stop: Mixmag Day+Night Party at Brick Lane featuring Nomi Ruiz (from Hercules & Love Affair), Mighty Mouse (no good), Josef (from Wolf+Lamb), the amazing talented Nina Kraviz and Radioslave. The venue was set in an abbandoned tube station and everything was still pretty improvised, ducktape style. When wesley told me he was into this party I thought it was a great idea, the day before I’d been to Brick Lane the other day and saw millions of cool people sorrounded by flyers. There was a grafitti wall, a chill-out area playing deep house and a terrace wich by 6 o’clock was completelly busy. The croud was really nice diverse and the soundsystem was perfect. There was disco at the starts and tech-house in the end.

Second Stop: Split Milk with Layo & Bushwacka 4-hour set. But before we actually got there, we passed by this rooftop day party and found out Tom Demac and Jay Sheppard were on the decks. Moving on to L&B, it was incredibly the best tech-house set of the day (as a best set it looses only for miss Nomi Ruiz who dressed/loooked nothing like this but she mixed and chose the tracklist with perfection). The soundsystem was ok and the crowd wasn’t my favourite bunch, but the music was fantastic so we stayed for almost 2 hours. Then back to Mixmag for Nina Kraviz and off to…

Third Stop: Fabric. It was my first time in one of the world’s most infamous techno club and I must say, that place screams industrial electronic music. From the spaces to the dancefloor, from the lights to the toilets, it’s 100% techno. And there it was: Sei A and Marc Romboy vs. Stephan Bodzin got their hands dirty on room 2, while Miss Kittin and WetYrSelf! residents played a cooler vibe on the main room. Great call for a chilly spring night out. In the meantime, UK deep house star Maya Jane Coles was DJing on Hypercolour party at the Nest. Should we go there as well? Oh, well, this time everyone decided for me, they felt like going to…

Fourth Stop: Lo*kee, a small label starting at London’s Shoreditch area, with techno oldie Kenny Larkin. Just another warehouse party but, wait. That was my first one. We arrived at 3AM and everything was already happening. The structure was good and the soundsystem as well, but nothing special really. There’s when it hit me that Sasha was playing at Ministry of Sound. Bummer.

It was an intensive day/night out, and I’m hoping to bring moreof these home with me. Specially some indie stuff too, next time.

Well it’s cool to realize that the city still has this massive underground scene, unlike what we see from the other side of the atlantic. I just knew it, and I’m ready to experience and tell you guys what’s hot.

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Villa – April Mixes #1 #2

18 Apr

Belgium and its nu house/space disco scene makes me so jealous! Aeroplane (also the other half, The Magician), Vive La Fête and Villa are my favourite ones.

It was sometime in back end of 2010, when Villa started to tiptoe into their modest corner of the limelight. It was still a project into its growing pains. Originally rooted from the DJ partnership of Ghent duo Thang & Fredo, it wasn’t until the former spend some time in the home studio of his long-time buddy François Demeyer that the definite shape of Villa was drawn up. “Disco is at the core of Villa, but we don’t want to be confined by endless arpeggios and other cosmic trickery. There’s so much more sounds out there, endless shades of disco to toy with” says François. His cohort agrees: “Everything we put out there must have a heart, an organic groove, a soul; anything to make it hit you where it matters.”

Villa has given us a gift this month, uploading not only one, but two brand new mixes. My tip is: listen to #1 at work and #2 on a saturday night. Have some fun:

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Todd Terje “Ragysh” EP

14 Apr

Since his fantastic debut with house-friendly disco ‘Eurodans’ in 2004, Norwegian producer Terje Olsen has made quite a difference in the space-future disco scene. I wonder if the mustache has something to do with it… you can learn a bit more about his disco work here.

Rated 4 1/2 by Resident Advisor (probably the highest they ever rated an album before) Ragysh EP was released by Running Back Records, in early april. The compilation features 4 tracks, which you can preview at Juno.

The great part is that I fell in love with two of them, and those you can listen and download directly from PitchPie’s soundcloud, and you are very much welcome:

http://soundcloud.com/pitchpie/todd-terje-snooze-4-love

http://soundcloud.com/pitchpie/todd-terje-ragysh

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Foals Mix #2 – March 2011

24 Mar

Edwin Congreave from the Foals band, has released his latest dj mix. Disco orientated, the mix features Hercules & Love Affair, Azari & iii, Catz N’Dogz, Solomun and Foals, of course, in its pretty much amazing tracklist:

1. Demis Roussos – I Dig You (Todd Terje Housemix)
2. Richard Dorfmeister & Madrid De Los Austrias – Boogie No More (Reverso 68 Remix)
3. LCD Soundystem – Get Innocuous
4. Crystal Castles – Baptism (Rory Philips Remix)
5. Glossy – Burning Love
6. Foals – Miami (Tim Fuchs Remix ft. Flight Facilities)
7. Out Hud – It’s For You
8. Hercules & Love Affair – My House (Tensnake Remix)
9. Tom Trago – Lost In The Streets of NYC
10. Azari & III – Into The Night (Prince Language Remix)
11. Matthias Meyer & Lee Jones – Basic Chord Tool
12. Daniel Wang – Not Feeling It
13. Two Armadillos – Hawthorne’s Theme
14. Djinxx – The Foreigner
15. Aaron Carl – Oasis (Nick Holder Vocal Mix)
16. Mike ‘Agent X’ Clark – Let Your Love (Charles Spencer Remix)
17. The XX – VCR (Fourtet Remix)
18. Storm Queen – Look Right Through
19. Johnny Dynell – Jam Hot – (Tensnake Remix)
20. Tony Lionni – Found A Place
21. Catz ‘N Dogz – Kawa Z Gruntem feat. Pol_On
22. Foals – Olympic Airways (Chris Woodward Vox Remix)
23. Crystal Fighters – Follow (Diskjokke Remix)
24. Future Beat Investigators – Aeroflot (Deetron Remix)
25. Kreon – Jauce
26. Emmanuel Jal – Kuar (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
27. Solomun – Talk To The Hand

Thanks to I’mYouAre for the tip.

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The Magician – Magic Tape Nine

23 Mar

The Magician is the other half of Belgian’s former duo Aeroplane, that ended up breaking up in 2010, before their first album came out. His bio claims he sounds Electro-Future-Disco-Pop and it’s basically it, nothing too complicated but nonetheless incredible.

Have a listen to The Magician’s Magic Tape Nine, launched earlier today:

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It’s Disco day!

3 Mar

Amazing new mix from Future Disco label, ‘Neon Nights’ is the fourth release in the esteemed series, featuring remixes from Hot Chip, Holy Ghost, Greg Wilson, Soul Clap, The Revenge and more. Compiler Sean Brosnan has upped the tempo slightly and delved back to the late 80’s and early 90’s for inspiration. The result is a volume that is being hailed as the best in the series so far.

This edition is available as an exclusive 2 x CD set (mixed and unmixed discs).

Have fun:

For further info and purchase, please visit: FutureDisco.net

Thanks to Marco Meirelles who fwd me the new mix and to Dom Chung who introduced me to the label.

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