Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The weekend ahead...

I'm off to Berlin this weekend for the first time, so this little roundup is going to encompass things that are going on in the holy trinity of cities that is Bristol, London, and Berlin. First things first, I've got to rep one of our Best Before parties with the UFO lads that's going on this Saturday at Timbuk2 in Bristol.

best before: & UFO
Back in the basement.
Saturday 29th March @ Timbuk2 (Small St, Bristol BS1)

After three years away, Bristol's original "anything goes" party returns to the city's favourite rave cellar for a very special event...

Room 1: Original Cellar Sound
Quality house, techno, nu-disco, Italo and Balearica

CHATEAU FLIGHT(Versatile/Innervisions)
LUKAS (Buoyancy/Players Paradise)

Room 2: Uncle P-Funk's Block Party
80s electro, electrofunk, P-funk, block party hip-hop

JOE HART (Bloc Weekender/Nuclear Winter)
POWERCUT & MR LINGO (Funk From The Trunk/Bloom Festival)
ANDY CLARKSON (Payback Hifi/Stereo Freeze)
THE KELLY TWINS(UFO/best before:)

It'll be Gilb'r doing a solo DJ set which I'm pretty gutted about missing, but I'm spoilt for choice this weekend in Berlin. I'm still undecided as to what I'm going to! There's three decent things on Friday - Brothers Vibe and Sascha Dive repping the Deep Vibes label over at Tape; a Dial label extravaganza at Panorama Bar with Lawrence, Pantha Du Prince and My My's Carsten Klemann (his collaboration with Carsten Jost still hasn't dropped yet - keep a look out over the coming weeks); but I'll more than likely be heading over to Weekend to watch the sun come up as Prins Thomas struts his stuff on the decks.

On Saturday it's all about the bigger clubs, with Watergate hosting live sets from Donnacha Costello and Cadenza's Pikaya, along with DJ sets from the latter and Carsten Klemann. If I can muster the strength, I'll be heading along to Panorama Bar on Sunday afternoon to check out sets from Larry Heard and Cassy. Does anyone have any idea when the afternoon sets start/go on til at all?

Not much of an idea what's happening in London this weekend, but the place that you should all be on Saturday night is Fabric. Not only are they hosting Villalobos in the main room, but the lineup for room 3 is pretty damn stellar. Patrice Scott makes a rare UK appearance (which, for my money makes the night worth going to on its own) alongside I-F and Clone's Serge, sealing what's sure to be an excellent evening of music.

Anyway, whatever you're up to this weekend, have a good one and take care!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Trackwerk Your Body

First things first, big thanks to everyone who came out to TAPE last Friday. Bass Clef pulled a set of garage bangers and grime instrumentals out of the bag which decimated the floor, and then Peverelist wowed us with a brilliant set that went from deep pulsating narco-dubstep through to some jungle classics. He played a new Pinch track (may be a remix or an original... no idea sorry!) that's forthcoming on Immerse which sounded amazing, so keep on the look out for that. Also, props to Big Ting's Jay Le Surgeon for getting the dancefloor nice and toasty earlier on with some mixed up party vibes. Apologies to anyone that spoke to me near the end - I was so pissed by then that I can't even remember leaving the club!

Summer Summons was really good fun as well (thanks to Abbie and the crew for having me down), but I was rueing my decision to bring a fairly deep box about half an hour into my set. I managed to cobble together a decent selection of more pumping bits (though I never would've thought that I'd be able to get away with playing Robert Hood before midnight struck!), and got my strangest request ever - "Err... Do you have any Lil John?". At least he wasn't asking for Pendulum!

Our next TAPE party on May 16th is a pretty special one as far as we're concerned, and we're both incredibly excited about it. We've been wanting to get Philip Sherburne over for a set for a long time now, and we've finally got him confirmed for what I gather (correct me if I'm wrong, Phil!) is his first ever gig on English soil. Not only do we have the Sherburnator, but we've got a Modern Love double header courtesy of the Pendle Coven lads (pictured above). For their first ever Bristol appearance they're doing a live set for us, and we'll also be treated to a DJ set from Miles (otherwise known as MLZ). The bill is rounded off with a set from Nick Gutterbreakz under his Patchwerk Man moniker (check out his track 'Rooted' in the mix below), who'll be rocking out a pure techno set for your delectation. As usual things will be happening at the 200 capacity Native club on Small Street, so I'll make sure to let you know when we put the tickets on sale.

Finally, here's a mix that I did for the lovely chaps over at Trackwerk. Make sure you check out their site because they're regularly putting up quality mixes for download, including a few from our good pal Sean Johnston. Full tracklistings as well, for all you spotters out there!

Richard Carnage - Trackwerk mix
Pepe Bradock - Rhapsody In Pain (Bonus Beat) // Atavisme
Shackleton - Death Is Not Final // Skull Disco
Edit Select - Need For More // Edit Select
Young Seth - Moment // FXHE
Virgo - Ride // Trax
Patchwerk Man - Rooted // CD-R
Tim Wright ft. Toastie Taylor - Thirst (Luciano Dancehall Remix) // NovaMute
Johnny D - Gualia // Oslo
Cajmere ft. Dajaé - Brighter Days (Underground Goodies Mix) // Cajual
Soundstream - Motion // Soundstream
808 State - Flow Coma (AFX Remix) // Men
Steve “Silk” Hurley - Jack Your Body (Shep Pettibone Mix) // BCM
Neal Howard - The Gathering (Joey Negro Edit) // Back In The Box
E.R.P. - Vox Automaton // Frustrated Funk
D1 - I’m Loving // Tempa
Martyn - Broken // Revolve:r
Marlinspike - Climate Control // Marlinspike
Smith & Mighty - B-line Fi Blow // Studio !K7
Moderat ft. Paul St Hillaire - Let Your Love Grow // Bpitch Control
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (Ashley Beedle Edit) // White

Richard Carnage - Trackwerk mix

Monday, March 17, 2008

This week...

Like many in Bristol, we have not been immune to dubstep's charms over the last few years, and we thought it was about time we turned our attention to all things bass. We are proud to bring you 'dubstep-not-dubstep', a night dedicated to the further reaches of the genre and its crossover points with other leftfield music forms.

We are extremely happy to announce that the mighty Bass Clef will be in attendance. Known throughout the land for his fantastic live sets we thought it was about time Ralph got a chance to show of his DJ skills. Anyone who remembers Ralph's Big Ting residency from a few years ago will know how joyous his sets can be, switching from doo-wop to dubstep to disco and with lots of digi dub thrown in for good measure. With a keen eye for the dancefloor and one of the best record collections I have ever seen, we are in for a treat!

Also joining us and one of our favourite producers, the rising star that is Peverelist (or Tom as most of us know him). We have asked him to play a freestyle set of whatever he likes and to not feel constrained by playing purely dubstep. Should be interesting...

Rounding off the line up is Jay Le Surgeon; UK hip hop pioneer, Imperial Music stalwart and Big Ting operative. After 7 years at Cosies, Big Ting is taking a bit of a breather, and to see her off to cold storage Jay will be joining us with a special Big Ting style set.

Bringing up the rear will be yours truly, and my partner in crime Puffin Jack. Hope to see you there!

The following day I'll be throwing down more of a housey vibe at Summer Summons, which takes place at the hub of Bristol's late night activity, Dojo. I'm on from 11-12:30, so pop down if you can drag yourself out of the house after Friday's shenanigans at Native.

Friday, March 07, 2008

best before: @ The Bank - TONIGHT!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

MixTAPE: Late Night Jams

Bit late posting this up, but I did a mix for the lovely chaps over at ISM a week or so back which you may find of interest. It starts off incredibly deep and dubby and works its way up to some raunchy house bits near the end.

Here's the link for the tracklisting and download:
Richard Carnage - Late Night Jams

MixTAPE #2: Tony Lionni (Mule / Versatile / Wavetec)

After all that debacle with Tony's last mix, I'm glad to present the second one that he's kindly done for us. The link's below, so download away and vibe out to his superb bumpin' selection. His releases on Versatile and Mule Electronic are both out now, and are available from the usual outlets. 'Raices' from the Mule EP features on the latest Viva show that you can check out below.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Radio Resurgence

I've been on a bit of a hiatus with the shows on Viva over the past couple of months, but I'm back with a selection of smooth late night grooves to get your ears around. Listen out for new cuts from Kalabrese, Move D, Still Going, and Tony Lionni amongst others. This'll be playing live at until 3am GMT when it should be archived at the link below.

TAPE Radio - Show #34: 'Smooth Grooves'
Move D - Crashed Jazz // Uzuri
A Made Up Sound - Sunday // Philpot
Dubbyman - Messages From The Dub (Mike Huckaby Remix) // Deep Explorer
Rick Wilhite - Ruby Nights (Gilb'r Solo Flight Remix) // Third Ear
The Tape vs. RQM - Luvely (Kalabrese Remix) // Mouthwatering
2 AM/FM - Motherfuckers Don't Know // Spectral Sound
Force Of Nature - Transmute (Still Going Remix) // Mule Musiq
Edit Select - Need For More // Edit Select
Tony Lionni - Raices // Mule Electronic
$tinkworx - Mudpump // VEXT
Don Disco & Jeremiah - The Whistle Song // Running Back
DJ Bone - Change // Subject Detroit
D1 - I'm Loving // Tempa
Pepe Bradock - 4 // Atavisme
Holger Czukay - Persian Love // EMI
!!! - Dear Can (Maurice Fulton Vocal Mix) // Warp
Suzy Q - Get On Up And Do It Again // Atlantic
Shock - R.E.R.B // Sidewalk
Debbie Jacobs - High On Your Love // MCA

TAPE Radio - Show #34: 'Smooth Grooves'
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