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Joey Beltram to Play Colour 1 year Celebrations at Sankeys Manchester

Direct from the guys at Colour in Manchester…

Let us be clear, there is an agenda.

As our reign at Sankeys approaches one year, we have already achieved so many of the goals that we set ourselves at the start. Dave Clarke? Check. DJ Rush? Check. Chris Liebing, James Ruskin, The Advent, Robert Hood, Sims, Surgeon, Bone, Frank Lorber…

So far, we’ve hit our marks and danced the night away with aplomb each and every time.

September 10th, our penultimate gig at Sankeys before we enter into the next phase of our residency, sees us start to close off the season with an early indication of what might be to come. We hope that you feel as excited as we are at the possibilities. After all, without you guys there would be very little to celebrate.

Joey Beltram Plays Colour Manchester

COLOUR present:

Friday September 10th 2010 @ Sankeys, Manchester.

Sandwell District Live (Regis and Function)
Joey Beltram (20 years of Energy Flash)
Felix Krocher (Compressed)

Plus Colour DJ’s

Online Tickets:

http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Manchester/Sankeys/Colour—Joey-Betram-Felix-Krocher–more/11383209/

Mix by Colour resident Ed Mackie


RITMIKA presents TECH:DRIVE with Makaton, Voidloss, Casual Violence, Systemic, Siege

TECH:DRIVE @ IMW with Makaton, Voidloss, Casual Violence, Systemic, Siege

RITMIKA presents TECH:DRIVE

@ ISLINGTON METAL WORKS
7 Torrens Street / Angel / London / EC1V 1NQ

…£6 with flyer or before midnight – £8 otherwise

L I V E ::
MAKATON [Rodz-Konez]
VOIDLOSS [Singularity Recordings]

D J S ::
CASUAL VIOLENCE [Detatched]
SYSTEMIC [Duality]
SIEGE [Detatched]
Beyond cheap tricks and fancy concepts TECH:DRIVE is a straightforward platform for an unspoilt techno expression.

Keeping a distance from the trendy club culture where dancefloor has long lost it’s purpose TECH:DRIVE is powered by a simple intention of putting the music and the dance back on the forefront.

TECH:DRIVE aims to provide an environment where techno artists can directly connect to the audience while performing in an integral fashion free from the predefined expectations they are invariably facing in an average nightclub.

TECH:DRIVE testing grounds will be the legendary Islington Metal Works (otherwise known as Slimelight and Electrowerkz) which is an atmospheric warehouse space just behind the Angel tube station.

MAKATON
[Rodz-Konez / Token / RSB / House Of God]

Birmingham born Makaton has greatly contributed to the city’s reputation of the industrial techno stronghold. Starting with 1999 Makaton’s own label Rodz-Konez has been serving as the sole outlet for his one-of-the-kind sound apart from a couple of recent releases put out by Token and RSB. Although Makaton’s music can generally be described as dark and industrial there’s a lot of variety and progression to be heard throughout his releases as it’s all about pushing foward for the man. Having no interest in DJing Makaton is known for his expressive live sets with a heavy peak hour dancefloor appeal.


VOIDLOSS
[Singularity Recordings / DirtyBass Records / DirtyBass Grooves]

Voidloss is the name given to the main musical output of a multi-faceted artist with a long and diverse music history starting with industrial bands in the early nineties, through to becoming a key player within the infamous United Systems free party network in the UK’s rave/warehouse scene during, and eventually forming the commercially successful international hit label DirtyBass Records, as well as a studio providing mastering services, production and live PA tutoring.

Abandoning the easy commercial path and returning to the underground Voidloss is the deeper, darker side to the artist infusing cinematic musicality with an unbridled approach to the strangely compelling occult arena always looking to incorporate new sounds and genres into the creative process and focus it through the eyes of techno. The project has garnered acclaim with his own imprint Singularity Recordings as well as releases on Surface Recordings, Dynamic Reflection, Labyrinth, Subsist, Hard Signal and more.

Voidloss’ live PA combines an endless changing pallette of sounds, rhythmic structures and soundscapes into emotionally charged techno imagery providing something more than just a mix of beats. You can expect an explorative and ritualistic journey for the mind as well as the feet.


CASUAL VIOLENCE
[Aftertaste Recordings / Singularity Recordings / Detatched / Rodz-Konez]

Manchester’s native Casual Violence is steadily gaining a reputation for his organically deep, hypnotic and emotionally dark techno based music. Never 100% aimed at the dancefloor but rather focused on subtle and gradual build-up of rhythmic energies, textures and atmospheres his productions and live sets require a degree of time and thought from the listener.

Using turntables for over 15 years Casual’s mixing is tight and solid and while track selection is generally more dancefloor-friendly than his live sets it still stays much on the deeper side of electronic music. He is currently holding DJ residencies at the UK’s much respected techno club Detatched as well as Hemlock Nights over in Amsterdam.

Production-wise Casual Violence is working on a new material for his own forthcoming vinyl imprint Self and is a regular on both UK’s digital Singularity Recordings and Dutch Aftertaste Recordings where his full debut EP “Why So Few” was well received. Other notable releases of late include the Blackhaus EP on Detatched and his recent remix of Inigo Kennedy’s “China Rising” on Rodz-Konez.

SYSTEMIC
[Duality / Labrynth / Jactation Records / Detatched]

Systemic’s first experiences of electronic music were provided by the legendary Orbit club in Morley where he would religiously spend every possible weekend absorbing the frequencies of the world’s finest techno and electro artists inspiring him to master the art of DJing. He soon started to receive his first bookings going on to win a DJ competition that secured sets at events around the country. Having already studied music from a young age Systemic proceeded with obtaining a degree in Music Technology & Audio Systems.

With both being regulars at the Eastern Bloc Records shop in Manchester Systemic’s music found its way to Martin Wareham resulting in a series of successful EPs on Jactation Records during 2006-2008. Gradually Systemic started to release on various other labels including the Portuguese imprint Labrynth run by Michaelangelo with his tracks being remixed by the likes of Phase, Paul Mac, Paul Damage and Sir Real. Finally 2009 marks the establishment of Duality – a platform for Systemic’s own output alongside talented and cutting edge artists from around the world.


SIEGE
[Detatched / Ante-Rasa / Limetree]

Since breaking into the UK rave scene in 2001 Calvin Whittaker aka Siege been playing all over the country and has established himself as a DJ with creative and ultra tight mixing style. Just like both of his mates Systemic and Cas Vio he is also a resident of the UK’s finest techno night Detatched.

Sieges has also been into production side of things for the last 5 years and has recently started to put out his own releases. Having a wide range of influences Siege favours an experimental approach to his productions often blending the elements of various styles and sub genres while retaining a firm dancefloor appeal. Siege also records and performs under the name Solitude Suite alongside Casual Violence.


Orbital at Glastonbury 2010 a Triumphant Return to Their Spiritual Home

I’ve spent most of the the last week at the Glastonbury festival and have seen all sorts of wild and wonderful stuff, from the extremely mellow and melancholy Unthanks, to the amazing antics of the lords of lightning at the Arcadia stage. But as I could have predicted but was not 100% sure about the standout moment of the weekend for me was Orbitals triumphant return to their almost regular slot at the festival.

Orbital

Orbital

Orbital have always been a great “Arena techno” act. But this time they outdid themselves. The set started out with some unchanged classics from the first two albums the production style could almost be said to have been slightly knowingly retro, but as I watched the set develop (and danced like a lunatic to the point were a girl on front of me asked if she could buy some of what I was on and looked confused when I offered her some organic wine from a plastic bottle) what I was noticing was the creeping in of some more modern and almost electro tinged edges to a few of the reworked tracks.

The new work Orbital displayed during the set (Don’t Stop Me & The Gun Is Good) were while not as atmospheric as some of their older work extremely good to dance to with good punch nice use of vocal samples and had definitely got that Orbital “epic” edge. I was trying to think of why Orbitals work still stands out after so long and I think it comes down to their ability to build a track from something atmospheric and almost verging on ambient into something powerful, easy to dance to and with a certain unmistakeable “Orbital Epicness”.

Of the whole set a lot of hype has surrounded the appearance of Matt Smith (the current Dr Who) on stage for their rendition of the Who theme which was the grand finale of the set. While having such a nice nerdtastic guest appearance is pretty cool, for me the stand out track of the evening was the current version of “Satan”. Just listen to the track and you will instantly recognise how ahead of their time orbital actually were, how progressive yet danceable, never getting caught up in having a sound linked to one particular style. The middle section of Satan almost sounds like a predecessor to a lot of the minimal techno we hear today but with that unmistakable Orbital stamp. All in all gig of the weekend for me and highly recommended if you can see them on tour, I even enjoyed the slightly odd use of a ‘Heaven is a Place on Earth’ by Belinda Carisle sample halfway through the set.

You can be sure of one thing. These boys still give great show.


Cocoon in the Park 2010 – The Party of the Summer

Sven Vath and his Cocoon club in association with System promotions bring their own particular brand of mayhem to the Temple Newsam countryside (just outside Leeds UK) for the second time this July.

Cocoon in the Park 2009

The Line-up includes such perennial techno favourites as Sven Vath, Ricardo Villalobos, Loco Dice and Adam Shelton

Set in the grounds of a 450 year old mansion house in the picturesque Yorkshire countryside, the site surrounded by forests and a lake, will host to an exclusive lineup. Expect a full on Cocoon show including dancers, full lighting, pyrotechnics, Live VJs with a ton of extras on top of last years event.

Join us and thousands of like-minded souls for what promises to be a truly unique and captivating experience.

For more information concerning this event please press the link below.

http://www.cocooninthepark.com

Ticket prices: Early Bird £35*SOLD OUT* / Normal £40 / VIP £75

From our experience with the Cocoon club it should be quite something.


Techno Music Festival: Monegros Spain 17th July

The Monegros Festival is on again in Spain next month, bringing more than 20 hours of techno, minimal, dubstep, hip hop and more to the Monegros desert between Madrid and Barcelona. Set in the desert, 40000 people, 22hrs non-stop music, on 5 simultaneous stages, alternating between Techno, Electro, Hip Hop, Drum & Bass & Dubstep, there should be a wide enough soundscape to satisfy just about any electronic music lover.

Billed as “The biggest rave in Spain”. A lot of terms are used in an attempt to describe this festival, however it is literally impossible to put in plain words if you have not had the chance to attend it. Well worth a flying weekend visit. Should be one of the biggest one day events of the year.

Monegros festival 2009

Line Up includes:

Pendulum Live * Busta Rhymes * 2 Many Dj’s Live * Laurent Garnier Live * La Mala
Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77 * Buraka Som Sistema Live * Dave Clarke * Richie Hawtin
Jeff Mills * Luciano * Digitalism djset * Ben Sims * Adam Beyer
Marco Carola vs Loco Dice (Back II Back set) * Technasia Live * DJ Rush * Oscar Mulero * Umek
DJ Murphy * Popof Live * Cristian Varela * Paul Ritch Live * Matthew Jonson * Frank Kvitta * Pet Duo
Boris S Live * OBI Vs Lukas * Eto & Gab * Du’Art * Mat Weasel VS Harry Potar aka Roms
Guigoo Narkotek * Maissouille * CPV * SFDK * Morodo * Chacho Brodas * DJ Griffi * The Bug feat. Flowdan
Caspa feat. MC Rod Azlan * Reso * Sub Focus * Benny Page * Drumsound & Bassline Smith feat. Youngman MC
Aaron Spectre’ Drumcorps Live * Aphrodite & MC Junior Red * Kid 606 * Otto von Schirach
Marc Marzenit Live * Cesar Merveille * The Horrorist * Niskerone * Narcotik DLux
Raúl Mezcolanza * Fran the Breakstorm feat. MC Osito & MC V-ree * RKM


Carl Cox Techno Revolution Continues at Space

Carl Cox has announced the line up for his weekly The Revolution Continues night (a follow up to the successful “Join our Revolution”) at Space, Ibiza this Summer.

With all manner of DJs & live acts everyone form UMEK & Josh Wink to Pendulum and Feddie le Grand are in this amazing line-up.

Details Below:

Carl Cox The Revolution Continues

Carl Cox The Revolution Continues

Tuesday July 6th (Opening Party)
Carl Cox, Nic Fanciulli, Umek, Dubfire, Nice N Sexy, Mr. Doris, PUKKA UP

Tuesday July 13th
Carl Cox, John Digweed, Pendulum (El Hornet DJ Set) & MC Verse, Yousef, Future Disco, Mr. Doris, PUKKA UP

Tuesday July 20th
Carl Cox, Fedde le Grand, Mark Knight, Nicole Moudaber, Angels of Love, Mr. Doris, PUKKA UP

Tuesday July 27th (Carl’s & Monika’s Birthday)
Carl Cox, Monika Kruse, Nic Fanciulli, Layo & Bushwacka!, Yousef, Jon Rundell, Trevor Rockcliffe, Adam Sheridan, Mr. Joseph, PUKKA UP

Tuesday 3rd August
Carl Cox, Umek, Marco Bailey, Carlo Lio, Andy C & MC GQ, Angels of Love, Mr. Doris, PUKKA UP

Tuesday 10th August
Carl Cox, Green Velvet, Josh Wink, Yousef, Future Disco, Mr. Doris, PUKKA UP

Tuesday 17th August
Carl Cox, Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim, John Digweed, Yousef, Future Disco, Mr. Joseph, PUKKA UP

Tuesday 24th August
Carl Cox, Nic Fanciulli, Umek, LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad, Future Disco, Mr. Doris, PUKKA UP

Tuesday 31st August
Dubfire, Danny Tenaglia, Yousef, Angels of Love, Mr. Doris, PUKKA UP

Tuesday Sept 7th
Carl Cox, Cristian Varela, Yousef, Plump DJs , Future Disco, Mr. Doris, PUKKA UP

Tuesday Sept 14th
Carl Cox, Nic Fanciulli, Umek, Yousef, Global Radio , Mr. Doris, PUKKA UP

Tuesday Sept 21st (Closing Party)
Carl Cox, Danny Tenaglia, Loco Dice , Yousef, Elio Riso, Jon Rundell, Tom Pooks, Jim Rivers, Mr. Doris, PUKKA UP


Techno News: Firefly 10th Birthday in Nottingham

Prepare to be amazed and dazzled as the firefly circus rolls into town!

Firefly have been throwing some of the Uk’s most forward thinking parties for nearly 10 whole years. With a music policy that ranges from House, Breaks, Electro, Electronica, Techno and everything in between, the last 10 years have witnessed some of the worlds finest gracing the Firefly 1’s and 2’s at Fireflys spiritual home ‘The Garvey’, Nottinghams legendary ‘The Bomb’, with tours taking in Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol and London along the way, its sure been a roller coaster of a ride for all involved.

10th birthday bash lineup:

DAVE CLARKE – http://www.daveclarke.com

Gabriel Ananda – Live – http://www.myspace.com/gabrielananda
Motor City Drum Ensemble – http://www.myspace.com/motorcitydrumensemble
Xircus (Jeet & Max Cooper) – http://www.myspace.com/maxcoopermax
David Russell – http://www.myspace.com/davidrusselldj
Beat Repeaters – http://www.myspace.com/thebeatrepeaters
Visuals by Baxter

10pm til 6am

Earlybirds will be available Soon
Tickets £17 plus b/f More on the Door

Ticket Line 07882068639
Online Tickets will be available through the firefly website


Plastikman Tour Dates 2010

Upcoming Plastikman Tour Dates

Sat, 08 May 2010
Plastikman – We Love Sonique (Part 1) at Grande Halle De La Villette / Paris, France

Fri, 21 May 2010
Dissonanze 2010 at TBA – Rome / Central, Italy

Fri, 21 May 2010
Dissonanze 2010 with Plastikman at Palazzo dei Congressi / Central, Italy

Sat, 29 May 2010
Movement Electronic Music Festival at Hart Plaza / Michigan, United States of America

Fri, 18 Jun 2010
Sonar by Night 2010 – Friday at Fira Gran Via / Barcelona, Spain

Fri, 06 Aug 2010
Sonne Mond Sterne 2010 Day 1 at Bleilochtalsperre / Leipzig, Germany

Fri, 06 Aug 2010
Audioriver ’10 at Beach on the Vistula River / Poland

Sat, 07 Aug 2010
Sonne Mond Sterne 2010 Day 2 at Bleilochtalsperre / Leipzig, Germany

Sat, 07 Aug 2010
Audioriver ’10 at Beach on the Vistula River / Poland

Sun, 08 Aug 2010
Audioriver’10 at Beach on the Vistula River / Poland

Sun, 08 Aug 2010
Sonne Mond Sterne 2010, Day 3 at Bleilochtalsperre / Leipzig, Germany

Thu, 19 Aug 2010
Pukkelpop 2010 – Day 1 at Kiewit / Belgium

Fri, 20 Aug 2010
Pukkelpop 2010 – Day 2 at Kiewit / Belgium

Fri, 20 Aug 2010
Lowlands – Day 1 at Lowlands Festival Site / Other Regions, Netherlands

Sat, 21 Aug 2010
Pukkelpop 2010 – Day 3 at Kiewit / Belgium

Sat, 28 Aug 2010
Creamfields 2010 Saturday at Daresbury / North, United Kingdom


ATOMIC JAM Saturday 20th March 2010 LUKE SLATER Live

ATOMIC JAM
Saturday 20th March 2010
9.30pm – 6am
Q Club
Corporation Street
Birmingham

atomic jam return to the Q Club for one of only two planned spectacular shows at this venue in 2010.

main arena
LUKE SLATER – PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS live
FREQUENCY 7 – Ben Sims & Surgeon
REDSHAPE live
MARK BROOM
CHRIS FINKE

room 2: drum & bass – Breakthru & Grindhouse
CALYX
DJ X
PHASE II
DAN B
REACTION
PACE

room 3: Electro, UK-Bass, Ravebeats / Resonant Alliance
The RA collective unite for further sonic experimentation and we’re very excited to welcome, from The Hague in Holland, Mr Pauli and DJ Overdose. Two legends of the Dutch electro scene, with links to I-F and releases on the seminal labels Viewlexx, Murder Capital and Bunker, the pair will be performing live followed by DJ Overdose dropping an old-skool electro set. Do not miss!
NOVAMEN live (Mr Pauli + DJ Overdose)
Peter Mangalore (Human Shield)
See The Road (DJ set)
Mazzula (Data Trace)
Joel Attack + Wanton Beast (Electrode / Subvert)
Mark Allen + Matt Hinton (Noodle)
visual stimulation by On-Site Collective

LUKE SLATER – PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS live
One of Britain’s true electronic music and techno pioneers, with a career that has spanned 20 years and counting, Luke Slater is a national treasure. Releasing tracks under various monikers since1989 on labels such as DJax, GPR, Peacefrog and NovaMute. Slater’s trajectory through the early to mid nineties electronic music scene was at very least staggeringly prolific and a lot of the times utterly majestic. Especially his Planetary Assault Systems alias that became a sound that had gone into heads and hearts of the dance scene and as a result became a milestone in UK techno history.
Equally revered as taste maker and remix artist, Luke has released a mix for the Fabric DJ-mix series and has reinvented innumerable tracks in remixes from artists like Depeche Mode & Ken Ishii to more recent remixes for the likes of Radial, James Ruskin & Soul Designer.
In 2006 Luke set up his label Mote-Evolver, releasing limited 12″ records for discerning collectors and digital downloads through the Mote-Evolver and N.E.W.S. websites. Running his own label gives him the chance to release music of artists who often peak in his personal charts topping the releases with his own remixes. Regular appearances at legendary clubs such as Berghain Berlin, Fabric London, Nitsa Barcelona and clubs and festivals all over the world he delivers energetic sets to sold out crowds which retain his star status today as a live performer, producer, remixer and of course a DJ. 2009 saw the release of the new and much awaited Planetary Assault Systems Album on Ostgut Ton in Berlin. Again changing the Techno landscape to much praise from fans and industry alike.

FREQUENCY 7
A soundclash of styles from two mixmasters, Ben Sims Vs Surgeon.
Both undisputed leaders in their chosen musical disciplines, now performing together to create something truly fresh! They create a uniquely improvised experience fromcombining elements of techno, funk, dub, house, hip hop, disco, Industrial etc. and utilizing turntables, CD decks, FX and all the latest Hardware/ Software technology. Taking its name from the highly influential track Frequency 7 by 80´s electro pop outfit ‘Visage’, a futuristic electronic funk classic that was an inspiration for producers on both sides of the Atlantic, the project was road tested in a series of secret gigs and audiences knew that they were at the birth of something special. Over the past few years, Surgeon and Ben Sims have been working hard on the Frequency 7 project. From it’s humble beginnings at studio practice sessions and secret gigs, on to shows at clubs and festivals where the pair felt happy to try something new and experiment, embrace their individual styles and techniques, yet creating something very different in the process.

REDSHAPE live
Trying to describe Redshape’s sound is kind of a hard task, sitting somewhere between everything in dance music and Redshape’s very own imagination. It’s not minimal, not maximal and always historical respecting the vibe of Detroit.
Resident Advisor’s Pete Chambers once said “The future of the past never sounded more contemporary.” which perfectly sums up Redshape’s musical vision. Repetition is something Redshape works hard to prevent, so his live shows – which brought him to nearly every known European club and numerous festivals – morph and develop everytime to never play the same show a second time.
His new album “The Dance Paradox” was released on Delsin on October 12th, 2009. This and the pre-released single “2010” have already had a load great feedback and reviews from the press and the people.

CHRIS FINKE & MARK BROOM
Our resident Chris Finke had a great year in 2009. Aside from pushing
things forward at the Jam, he toured all over the world, and had his
big break through in the studio with the critically acclaimed “Riot
House EP”. 2010 sees him on fire in the studio as well, with a string
of releases lined up, including remixes of his tracks by Planetary
Assault Systems, Mark Broom, Kyle Geiger and Ortin Cam. Chris is
closing the night with an extra special set to mark the end of an
extraordinary era for Atomic Jam.
Mark Broom had a very productive and rewarding 2009 which is set to
continue into 2010. Last year saw hot releases on labels such as
Saved, 2020, material, Memo, Flux, Edit Select and his own Beard Man.
The Broom production factory is in full swing for 2010 so keep your
eyes peeled for collabs with James Ruskin, Dustin Zahn, tracks on EditSelect and Saved plus remixes for Dubfire, Dj 3000 and Sleaze Records.We are pleased to have Mark on board once again as his set with Chris Finke at the last Jam has been much talked about!


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