Friday, 4 June 2010

SNATCH! Records LAUNCH PARTY!! 04.05.10


After launching his musical career producing electro house with wobbly bass before swiftly moving onto his own breed of full on tribal tech-house not unlike the sounds of Worthy's Anabatic label or San Francisco's Dirtybird, the now London-based Riva Starr has come round with influences from world music to more techno sounds. The inspirations for his album have allowed him to experiment more and unsatisfied with just stopping there, he has launched his own label Snatch! releasing the likes of France's experimental jazz tech piece dOP, Berlin's Thomas Schumacher, Donk Boys, David Keno, and Santos. Dazed catch up with the Starr before he plays at the Snatch! launch party at T Bar this Friday...

How do you pick your artists?

If the track is good and I play it out and the people go nuts then it’s the right one for Snatch! Again you won’t find just one style released on my label... Everything good can find a seat on the Snatch! train... Obviously I m the boss and the main requirement is that I like the track!

Why the name?

Erm I like the sound.. And I'm a big fun of Guy Ritchie... plus it defines the approach of the label. Open to influences and ready to reinvent sounds and ideas

Is there something in common that runs through all your signings or a sound you're looking for?

Well, sound quality is important... And good arrangements ideas.... funk, freshness, creativity... Mad mood... Surprised faces on the dancefloor while you are playing a Snatch! tune are priceless.

Why T Bar for your launch party?

Because it’s one of my fave London venues... Had such a big fun last time I played there.. Soundsystem is massive and the crowd is open minded!

What were the inspirations that went into your album?

Basically I wanted to produce a club album putting in it all the kind of stuff that I like playing in the club... I listen to a lot of different kind of music.. And you can definitely hear it on my cd... I really love world music and jazz, big deep bass and crazy samples!

What can we expect from Snatch! next

Just slamming tunes! Forthcoming stuff and remixes from Pirupa, Ramon Tapia, Tapesh, Steve Mac, dOP, Thomas Schumacher, Santos, LouLou Players, Remerc and so on...!

This summer, it looks like Riva Starr [a] is going to need to find a new beverage. His debut album, ‘If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade’, has created so much buzz around the Neapolitan producer that, it’s safe to say, not many lemons are coming his way these days. Can you wring something thirst-quenching out of hit records?

Then again, with a batch of records like those he’s chosen for his Weekend Weapons, Riva Starr’s sets are guaranteed to flow like manna from heaven. With his new label Snatch! picking up steam, he was kind enough to share some mixology tips with us:

RIVA STARR'S WEEKEND WEAPONS













This Friday 4th June - Snatch! Launch party at T Bar with Snatch! signings Riva Starr (Made to Play), David Keno (Kindisch), and Pirupa (Cecille)

Friday, 28 May 2010

THE JACKATHON IS HERE!! 28.05.10


Not content with exposing quality club music to millions of people via her BBC Radio 1 show, the delightful DJ Heidi has launched her own travelling club event series called The Jackathon.

With two successful dates already down at Berlin’s high profile Watergate club, Heidi will showcase the coolest man in dance music, Seth Troxler, at Paris’ Le Régine’s club this Saturday. The Jackathon (featuring Heidi plus guests Claude VonStroke, Jamies Jones, and Matt Tolfrey) touches down at Manchester’s Sankeys on May 2, and then on May 28, Heidi, Solomun, and Benedict Bull jack their way into London’s T-Bar. (Further dates are listed on Heidi’s MySpace page.)

As Heidi explains, “The idea behind The Jackathon kind of came about through my radio show In New DJs We Trust on Radio 1. I just wanted to showcase the music I played and the DJs I’ve had as guests and bring it to a dancefloor.

“I was tired of going out to clubs and being bored with the music. I just really wanted to see people dancing and freaking out like the people in the video I’ve made.” - From Beatportal

HERE IS THAT VIDEO:



Go to Beatport.comGet These TracksAdd This Player


Joining Heidi at TB/R are:

Solomun



and

Benedict Bull

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Heat Heat Heat + TB/SS Presents... ZED BIAS!! - 27.05.10

ZED BIAS

Zed Bias is Dave Jones: producer, DJ and a prolific innovator from deep within the UK music scene. Zed lurks behind as many production names as he has musical styles. He’s Maddslinky for west London’s Sirkus records and one half of Phuturistix With Injekta . With Italy’s DJ Rocca he’s Daluq and alongside MC Juiceman and Simba has formed The Henchmen. To date Zed’s completed over 65 remixes. It’s all a far cry from his days as a local rare groove DJ.

Zed Bias is best known for his single "Neighbourhood", which reached #25 in the UK charts in July 2000. He has remixed artists ranging from Gabrielle, Kosheen, Maxim, Pharoahe Monch and the Streets. He runs the Sidestepper Recordings label. Zed Bias' releases which explore a more experimental or progressive side of the 2-step garage sound have been hailed as a crucial element in the establishment of dubstep as a definable sound or genre.





Also bringing the noise tonight:

Scratcha DVA

Check a mix HERE

plus

Goldsmiths Bass Society

and

Atticus Harris

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

RIVA STARR - FREE DOWNLOADS!!


Free dowloads from Riva Starr's Snatch! Records

Eclectic house hero Riva Starr can do no wrong these days. After unleashing his debut album If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade on Made To Play earlier this year, he was then snapped up by Defected to mix their Miami album and play around the world for them (including at Pacha Ibiza). Not many artists can cover bases like that.

The next step in his plan for world domination is the long-awaited launch of his own label, Snatch! Records, home to housey and techy grooves of all sorts and with that sample-heav ethos that he so loves.

The first two releases are out now from Donk Boys and David Keno, and you can preview all of the tracks in the players below y'all. Support this far from luminaries like Claude VonStroke, Joe Hot Chip, Laurent Garnier, Sinden, Crookers, Thomas Schumacher, M.A.N.D.Y, Brodinski and Zombie Disco Squad.

You can grab a free David Keno cover of Love Shack HERE

P.S. He launches his label at T Bar on Friday 4th June - More details HERE

SNATCH001 A. David Keno - Upside Down by snatchrec

SNATCH001 B. David Keno - Wait For More by snatchrec

SNATCH002 01. Congabonga - Donk Boys Snatch002 by snatchrec

SNATCH002 02. Mogrify - Donk Boys Snatch002 by snatchrec

SNATCH002 03. Geekbox - Donk Boys Snatch002 by snatchrec

Friday, 21 May 2010

T-Bar presents: DJ Pierre, Marshall Jefferson and MORE 21.05.10


DJ PIERRE

DJ Pierre is one of the hardest working men in the music business. After more than a decade of producing innovative and cutting edge underground house music, the master creator is at the height of his burgeoning career, and shows no signs of slowing down.

He has become one of the most in-demand producers and DJ's. He's constantly sought after in Europe, playing regularly in Germany, the UK, Italy and France. And he's a staple at the clubs in New York City.

In the next few months, Pierre plans to launch his own house music label, along with an R&B one. He'll also continue his successful work with Twisted America Records, Strictly Rhythm and the other handful of labels with whom he has become synonymous. And he only expects the pace to continue getting faster, both in his work. With LaVette, who co-writes most of his material, he hopes to focus more on vocal tracks, as well as the house sound for which he has become famous.

Louis Vega Vs DJ Pierre - Da Jungle (Timo Garcia's Wild Pitch Mix) by TimoGarcia

"House is always going to be here. There is always going to be some form of underground dance music. It's not going to snuff out. People will always have a need to express themselves," he says "I get a really spiritual vibe from what I do. With the right beat, the right flow, I get a hypnotic feeling from the music I produce. I could be doing something more commercial, but then it wouldn't be true".

Get DJ Pierre's May mix HERE

This is cool...

DJ Pierre Afro Acid House - Sample Pack Demo by loopmasters




MARSHALL JEFFERSON

(Sorry for the grainy pic, I just love it too much)

Marshall Jefferson is one of the founding fathers of house music as it is known today. Born in Chicago in 1959, Marshall was a central figure in the development of the Chicago house scene and produced seminal house anthems including ‘Move Your Body’, ‘7 Ways To Jack’ and ‘Open Our Eyes’.

He has worked with the best in the business, from fellow founding father Frankie Knuckles to Roy Davis Jr., Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, Felix Da Housecat and Lil Louis. Marshall has had a leading hand in the growth of the acid and deep house movements and even today continues to evolve these genres amid dooms-dayers predicting their collective demise.

Check this live mix from January this year...

Marshall Jefferson Live @ The Deaf Institute, Manchester - 29-01-2010 by R_co

In the words of Ben Starr:

"Come and watch the dance music equivalent of the Big Bang."

Thursday, 13 May 2010

TB/SS Presents... TBEAR - 13.05.10 - with THE TWO BEARS


THE TWO BEARS

The Bears – Raf Rundell and Joe Goddard – first began crossing paths in DJ Booths. Straight Outta Brompton (well, Putney) Joe spends his time away from The 2 Bears as a producer, remixer, solo-artist and one fifth of an obscure outfit called Hot Chip; fellow Sarf Londoner Raf divides his time between club promotion, DJ outings as Greco-Roman Soundsystem, radio show hosting and artiste management.

The pairs DJ booth banter, soon led to a shared enthusiasm for house music and vague plans for a musical collaboration. Raf’s existence at the music industry coal face and first hand experience of the business’ financial travails, would make Sade’s When Am I Going To Make A Living a suitably irreverent subject for their first musical foray. So began several months of hanging out, making music ‘for the fun of it’ and ‘portamental’ arguments about obscure synths, that would wind up forming the 'Follow The Bears EP'.

Characterised by the hitherto untapped vocal stylings of Raf himself (Joe: ‘I didn’t know Raf could actually sing!’), the Bears have already received radio support from Annie Mac, Rob da Bank, Giles Peterson and Toddla T, drawn towards The 2 Bears 21st Century take on house, disco and everything in between.

RADIO SHOW – The 2 Bears have a weekly radio show ‘Follow The Bears’ on Ministry Of Sound Radio. During which you can expect to hear ‘Bear’ tunes, ‘bare’ tunes, some ridiculous anecdotes, and some extremely skilled (unskilled) technical radio know-how…!

Here is a mix for your blessed ears, originally for Plan B, by The Two Bears...

PLAN B PODCAST 000 - THE 2 BEARS by Plan B (London)

Gorillaz - Stylo
Debruit - Dalston Airline 149
Plastikman - Plastik
Syleena Johnson - Tonight I'm Gonna Let Go
Lost Generation - Go Bad
The Orb - Perpetual Dawn (Ultrabass mix)
Rihanna - Sexuality
Cutty Ranks - Hustle Hustle
Amp Dog Night - I'm Doing Fine
The 2 Bears - Mercy Time
Riva Starr & Trim - Dance Me (Jesse Rose mix)
Mandy & Booka Shade - Donut (Boy 8 Bit remix)
UR - Transition Remake
Musique - Jazz 008
Urbanworx - Gonna Be Your Number 1 (Todds dub)
Martin denny - The Enchanted Sea


COOLY G

Cooly G (Merrisa Campbell) comes from Brixton. She’s often placed within the growing UK funky movement, and her tracks almost always include a dancefloor-ready bassline. Yet she wouldn’t describe herself as part of the scene, even though she used to rap for funky producer Fingaprint.
Her dad had his own studio which she used to play about with, so she’d learned to DJ at the age of seven and was teaching music technology to men three times her age two months after she left school.

‘I’m more minimal tech, bit of dubstep, bit of this and that. Funky to me sounds fruity; it’s quick little beats and a little bit of vocal. I go deeper, I spend a lot of time on the production’.

Her debut, ‘Narst / Love Dub’ 12”/digital EP is released on Hyperdub records.


LOVE DUB










NARST









Also bringing the noise tonight:

BREACH (Strictly Rhythm)

and

ATTICUS HARRIS (T Bass)

Sunday, 9 May 2010

09.05.10 - Kubicle Present...

JAMIE JONES



Jamie Jones is best known for the deep minimal track 'Amazon'. Released on Dan Ghenacia's Freak n'Chic output at the start of the year, the 12" has since become the label's biggest-selling single. 'Amazon' proved to be especially popular with the Germans, popping up on Tiesfchwarz's 'Fabric 29', closing out the RA.005 podcast by Kiki, and Steve Bug's 'Bugnology 2' compilations.

As a DJ, Londoners will recognise Jamie from his Sunday afterhours sessions here at TB/R and also his DJsCanDance parties where he plays what he describes as "a mixed bag of mainly deep house and techno", appealing to both the Crosstown Rebels mob and those who like their beats and bleeps served up on M_nus.

These days Jamie is also a regular at Fabric, touted as "one to watch" by the club's booking manager.

Dogging Days - Jamie Jones Edit by emmanuel van der mast

Also on the decks tonight:

TONI D

FB JULIAN

DERREN'S DISCO

Finish the week the right way; FREE BANGERS AT TB/R.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Phonica Presents... Guti LIVE - TONIGHT 08.05.10


"Drawing up his own way" is the philosophy of Guti.

Check the MYSPACE for tunes.

He shone in the world of Jazz at early age; he demonstrated he was a sensible & intense pianist.

This exeptional talent made him famous a few years later: Being a part of big Argentinean rock bands like “Jovenes Pordioseros” and “Intoxicados”, playing in some of the biggest stadiums in South America.



In 2006, life took him to a new path: Techno music; Curious, ironic & creative, fusing electronic music with his jazz & latin roots, Guti quickly became one of the most eager & interesting producer of the Latino American house scene.

He has showed his amazing live set in the best clubs of America & Europe.



Currently his music is running on Raum, Musik, Mupa & also Esperanza. Poducers & DJ like Carl Cox, Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Loco Dice, Marco Carola, Steve Lawler, Guy Gerber & other international artists are playing his full of soul productions all arround the planet.

Finally, he has realesed a Stellar double EP on Loco Dice & Martin Butrich's label "Desolat".

Now Guti hits TB/R to showcase this intense live performance.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Groove Armada bringing some Bank Holiday LOVE(BOX)!!


No work tomorrow. Brilliant. This means we can all get mental with:

GROOVE ARMADA

Having met in the early 90's, not long after they'd started discussing music Tom and Andy were promoting their first London club night together.

Called 'Captain Sensual at the Helm of Groove Armada' it took place at the Gardening Club 2, Covent Garden, getting off to a shaky start.

However it was this night in 1995 which led to a series of parties, a band and eventually a festival. All of these grew from strength to strength and continue to thrive in their individual rights to this day.

Groove Armada - Shameless feat. Bryan Ferry by Dubmission


EXERCISE ONE

Both seasoned musicians before they met, it didn’t take much before their respective backgrounds as live performers combined with the energy of Berlin to spawn an electronic music group with an unprecedented take on the creative process.

After working alongside one another at a label, the two began producing and experimenting in their own free time, playing over ten live gigs before their first record release.

This musical world-view—that production and live performance have a symbiotic relationship—has guided Exercise One on their journey from underground sensation to heavy-weights in the Berlin electronic music scene, with their evolution as artists going hand-in-hand with their development a live act.

Exercise One by Mobilee records


LUKE SOLOMON



Crimes (Luke Solomon Vocal) (Eqd)02 - LDOE by lukesolomon

Also with MOUJ and HOT BLOOD

GOLLY GOSH. Another roadblock TB/R!!??

Saturday, 1 May 2010

MAYDAY!! 01.05.10 - TECHNIQUE PRESENT...

VERA

After spending almost 7 years on the dancefloor, Vera started buying records. Roman Flügel from Alter Ego was one of the first who invited her to play at Robert Johnson in 2003 and soon after she became Resident DJ at Robert Johnson, one of Europes most respected and authentic clubs.

Vera stands for sophisticated, deep, electronic dance music, somewhere between deephouse and techno. She has started to work on her own definition of house music – bridging classic house with new influences.

Vera Promo Mix



JUSTIN DRAKE

A taste for warm, heady and hypnotic grooves can be found in both his production and DJing, and is one that has seen him play the world over almost every weekend for the past ten years.

Preferring to stay out of the limelight and avoid press attention, Justin has managed to maintain a constant focus on underground music without being influenced by trends or fads. This has led to respect from peers, promoters and punters worldwide.

J Drake Promo Mix


JOZIF

Like many aspiring DJ's, early gigs taught Jozif the humble art of playing to the smallest clubs, but also the attitude that an atmosphere is only what you make it. The belief that a good DJ plays to the best of their ability wherever they find themselves helped shape this consistent and captivating musician, who now rocks some our the most popular dance floors. His intense blend of juddering tech house and rich minimal grooves, have earned Jozif gigs at benchmark clubs such Fabric & We Love....@Space, Ibiza.

Welcome to T B/R...

InExcess by jozif

Glass Candy - Digital Versicolour (jozif's El Salon Edit) by jozif

THIS WILL BE AN TECHY RIOT! DO NOT MISS OUT.

Technique founder and resident DAVID MARTIN joins the ranks tonight too... along with CHRISTIAN MAIDEN

Monday, 26 April 2010

April 30th: SWAG + PEOPLE'S POPULAR FRONT Present...


SWAG & POPULAR PEOPLE’S FRONT PRESENTS...

BILL BREWSTER

Bill Brewster is a music journalist, DJ, promoter and bon viveur.

Along with his partner Frank Broughton, Bill runs Low Life, the legendary underground warehouse party now in its 15th year.

Bill and Frank have also written three books, Last Night A DJ Saved My Life, How To DJ (Properly) (or How To DJ (Right) if you're a funny foreigner) and a third one he doesn't like to talk about.

He DJs all over the UK and Europe, with occasional forays into the USA and Lapland...

The Blank Generation Radio Mix by billbrewster

CHRIS DUCKENFIELD

"I’m 37, male, and live in Sheffield in the north of England (once famous for Steel and Electronic Pop). I now play other people’s records for a living, and make a few of my own. Once upon a time I studied English, with a view to becoming a teacher. I also studied – at great length – LSD, music and the art of the compilation tape (not necessarily at the same time). Eventually, music and LSD convinced me teaching was for elderly men, with beards, and an unusual passion for corduroy."

Brilliant.

SUNDAY LUNCH@B&B VOL2 by Chris Duckenfield

LEO ZERO

Welcome To The Pleasuredome ( Timo Garcia & Leo Zero Remix ) by Leo Zero

Robert Owens - 'Bring Down The Walls' ( Leo Zero Re-Edit ) by Leo Zero

And this just in from Leo Zero HQ... Hit the ↓ for direct download:

One Way feat. Al Hudson - 'Music' ( Leo Zero Re-edit ) by Leo Zero

What a gent.

RIOTOUS ROCKERS

Riotous Rockers formed after a chance meeting on the dance floor of Fabric Room One in the summer of 2003. Unbeknown to Pete and Boggy they would both meet again in their home town of Nottingham a few months later to discover they shared a mutual love of all things Electro, Pop, Disco, and Rave.

The DJ partnership was truly formed when they were given the chance to play at Nottingham's most hedonistic night, Liars Club.

Mixing up as many styles as they could lay their hands on, they complimented promoter Ricky Haleys inspired bookings (which over the years has seen the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Scissors Sisters, Bloc Party and The Klaxons play long before they became household names).

Riotous Rockers soon became a regular fixture at the club.

Word of these explosive DJ sets travelled fast, and the Rockers found regular guest slots at the cream of U.K club land, playing regularly for people like: Bugged Out, Fabric, Stealth, Together, Chibuku & Wax:On.

Work took the pair further a field, throughout Europe and beyond, playing in; Ibiza, New York, Milan, Paris, Amsterdam, and Barcelona.

T B/R welcomes the Rockers, who play upstairs on the 30th.

Riotous Rockers April 2010 mix by riotousrockers

1.Baby (Rodion Remix) - Phenomenal Handclap Band (Gomma)
2.Persian Rub - Psychemagick (History Clock)
3.Sat Jam (Eddie C Remix) - Sean Brosnan (NeedWant)
4.Long Gone (Prins Thomas Edit) - D.I.T (Past Due)
5.Overture (B.C Edit) - DC la Rue (White)
6.Say my Name - Holy GHost (Kitsune)
7.Esta Si Esta No -(Inflagranti Instrumental Remix) - The Glimmers (Diskomo)
8.Highway 1 - Toby Tobias (Under the Shade / Jisco Music)
9.Samasavel (Alden Tyrrell remix) - Putsch 79 (Clone)
10.Feels So Good - Juan Maclean (K7)
11.More Fun - Snuff Crew (Gigolo)
12.Motorcycles (Neville Watson Remix) - Tiago (Hands of time)
13.Feel (Dub) - Mike Monday (Get Digital)
14.Freak on - Lee Curtiss (Get Physical)
15.Winter Count - Ettiem (I'm a cliche)
16.Overtime (Brodinski Remix) - Tiga (Turbo)
17.Symphonia (Claude Von Stroke Remix) - James Braun
18.Biscayne - Shadow Dancer (BNR)
19.Buffer Ruffer - Bookashade (Get Physical)
20.Lemonade (Deadstock 33 remix) - Erol Alkan and Boys Noize (CDR)
21.Earth Quake - Hard Ton (Permanent Vacation)

DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT IF YOU KNOW WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOUR EARS!!

Saturday, 24 April 2010

TONIGHT - 24.04.10 - TB/R PRESENTS:


2020 SOUNDSYSTEM

2020Soundsystem was started as a new way of playing mixing live instruments with electronics by Ralph Lawson, original DJ at the legendary Back To Basics club in Leeds, and Danny 'dubble d' Ward.

Tired of a jaded club scene they sought a different way to entertain and excite. By weaving live instruments into Lawsons DJ set, they transformed the clubbing experience into something new by giving the best of both worlds: the continuity and diversity of a DJ mix with the raw energy and excitement of seeing a live band.




Moodymanc



Manchester’s Danny Ward loves drums. It’s more of an obsession really. He can talk for hours about legendary jazz drummers like Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, and Billy Higgins, even though he has never seen any of them play live.

In the early 90s when every club kid pined to be a DJ, Ward played percussion at club nights such as Back To Basics in Leeds, where he showed that live drums from creative hands could actually improve a DJ’s groove.

It was in Leeds that he first met DJ Ralph Lawson, who released two nu jazz albums by Ward on his label 2020 Vision.

When Lawson needed a drummer for his band 20:20 Soundsystem, he didn’t have to look far as Ward had already played for groups like Chapter And The Verse, Gilad Atzmon, Jim Mullen, Rae & Christian, AIM, and The Pharcyde.

As Ward got deeper into house music, he created Moodymanc as an outlet for his deep and soulful house productions, and it is this alias that may make Ward a star of the dance music world yet...

Friday, 23 April 2010

TB/R and Wax:On present: Matt Walsh HONEY COMB EP Release Party 23.04.10

Matt Walsh unveils his new EP this Friday at T B/R with awesome support from some very special friends...

Upstairs
Matt Walsh & Friends 9-12

Basement
People Get Real 11-1:30
Sei A live 1:30-2:30
Harvard Bass 2:30-4
Matt Walsh 4-6

Remember its free before 11pm!

Check out the title track below, and then a gaggle of cracking remixes below that:

1. Honey Comb (Camel Remix)
2. Honey Comb (People Get Real Remix)
3. Honey Comb (Monsieur Monsieur and Filip Dean Remix) (Digital Bonus)

Matt Walsh - Honey Comb (160 kps) by mattwalsh

Matt Walsh - Honey Comb EP remixes preview (WAX:ON Music) by mattwalsh

Finally, enjoy yet another Matt Walsh voyage; this one from January. Tracklist right at the bottom.

Matt Walsh Jan 2010 Mix by mattwalsh

Tiga - Tiga - Sex O' Clock (Playgroup Mix) edit
Maetrik - Fabrick
Remote - 236 def
Matt Walsh - Honey Comb (Mike Mind Remix)
Speedy J - Klave
Mihalis Safras - Gasoline
Style Of Eye - Koka Cheva
Electric Rescue - London 89'
Jaochim Pastor - Diform
Daniel Steinberg - Es La Vida (Format:B Remix)
Deepchild - Backroom
Mike Mind - Resonate (Kebacid Mix)
The XX - VCR (It's a Fine Line Version)

Rave Aid Photos




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Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal



MC Guru, whose real name was Keith Elam, of Gangstarr fame - releasing 6 super influencial albums between 1989 and 2003 - has died aged 43.

Elam suffered a cardiac arrest in February after surgery to treat his cancer and briefly lapsed into a coma. He died on Monday morning.

A statement released by his PR company contained a letter written by Guru in his final days:

"I have suffered with this illness for over a year," he wrote. "I have exhausted all medical options."

"I write this with tears in my eyes, not of sorrow but of joy for what a wonderful life I have enjoyed and how many great people I have had the pleasure of meeting."

Bow your heads. A legend has left the building.

This THURSDAY TB/SS bangs out a tribute set to Guru from 10-11pm, followed by the as listed Culture Shock and Friends event.

For more info check out the FACEBOOK EVENT

Sunday, 18 April 2010

A FREE BANGER!! Mark Farina - TONIGHT 18.04.10


Mark Farina - 'Percussion Mix' by Elite Music Management

Shortly after Mark befriended Derrick Carter in 1988 at a record store in Chicago, his passion for House music, and sharing it with the world, exploded.

Mark experimented with a deeper style, dropping De La Soul, disco classics and other stuff that wasn’t being played in the main rooms of nightclubs. While exploring his love for the purist forms of House Music, Mark developed his trademark style: Mushroom Jazz; acid jazz infused with the West Coast’s jazzy, organic productions along with urban beats.

Fans embraced Mark’s downtempo style so much that he started a weekly Mushroom Jazz club night in San Francisco with Patty Ryan. In 3 short years, the club established a fanatical, cult-like following for Farina and the Mushroom Jazz sound. When the doors closed, Farina continued the tradition by releasing a series of Cds, “Mushroom Jazz”.

Since then, Mark has been traveling the globe performing 100s of shows, to over one million club goers, a year. His House sets take fans on journeys to the jazzy side of Chicago House mixed San Fran style. Some of these sets have been known to last up to 8 hours. And sometimes you’ll find Mark playing in two different rooms at the same party, showcasing his range of rocking the big room sound to the uber-chill.

Farina’s taste making skills continue to turn the heads of crowds worldwide and consistently draw new fans to his style of chunky–funky rhythms and deep underground house. URB, MUZIK and BPM Magazines have all had him on their Top DJ’s In The World lists.

The different faces of Farina appear on the various CDs released on OM Records. Mushroom Jazz series showcases a hip-hop, sub-groove, jazzy, dubby and downtempo vibe. Seasons, a critically acclaimed House mix.

Mark has been voted as one of the top DJ's in the world by URB, MUZIK and BPM Magazines.

Tonight's Line-up:

MARK FARINA
Brian Monaco (Kitchen Party)
Dan Beaumont (Disco Bloodbath)
Matt Tolfrey (Leftroom Records), Inxec (Get Physical) & Cesar Merveille (Cadenza) - B2B!!
Benedict Bull (Skull Juice)

Friday, 16 April 2010

Jimmy Edgar TONIGHT 16.04.10


JIMMY EDGAR, Warp's multifaceted creative prodigy, was discovered in the depths of Detroit's electronic scene.

Jimmy's insane programming skills and ultra-melodic synth touches have been displayed in his previous two Warp EPs taking things to another level.

Combining dark, sexy R&B with his signature lascivious sound, he has created a collection of razor sharp electro pop tunes made to grind to. This is one sweaty, sultry sounding dude...

Check out his MYSPACE for some big deep monsters of tracks, and hit that big orange PLAY button below for a lovely Seth Troxler remix of Jimmy Edgar's 'Funktion'.

Funktion - Seth Troxler Remix - Jimmy Edgar by U B E R SoundCloud

Tonight also doubles as the release party for his deep and sexy tune 'B THERE', released on label GLASSTABLE.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

RAVE AID this Thursday with SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO

This Thursday the 15th of April TB/R brings you something with more than a bit of goodness...

Simian Mobile Disco are headlining the night in aid of Mission Malawi's charity efforts with Action Aid.

All proceeds from Rave Aid will go towards Mission Malawi's work to raise money for HIV & AIDS prevention and awareness projects run by Action Aid in Malawi.

T Bar co-founder and Managing Director Jaime Ritchie will be taking part in a 2-week cycle ride across the country (AND Mozambique AND Zimbabwe) like a flippin' hero; so the least you can do is come down and get horrendously sweaty to the SMD boys tearing the roof off!!

Matt Walsh, Ben Westbeech, Luca C and Ben Rymer all join in the party too.

9pm-6am with entry costing £10.

Grab the Simian Mobile Disco Radio One Essential Mix HERE - Tracklist below...

01. Kraftwerk — Franz Schubert
02. Subway — Xam
03. Kikumoto Allstars — Dco
04. Levon Vincent — Late Night Jam
05. Simian Mobile Disco — Cruel Intentions (feat. Beth Ditto) (Space Cave Mix)
06. Unknown Artist — Get The Curse
07. Oliver Huntemann — Shanghai Spinner (Joey Beltram Remix)
08. Armando — Don’t Take It (feat. Sharvette)
09. Slam — Room 2
10. Denis Naidanow — Wonderland (feat. Tyree)
11. Oliver Huntemann — Trummerfeld
12. Simian Mobile Disco — Are You In The Picture?
13. On/Off — Cirez D
14. Dusty Kid — Train # 1
15. Raymond Scott — Cindy Electronium Pt. 1
16. Rogue Cat — Magic Journey (Todd Terje Remix)
17. Cassius — Youth Speed Trouble Cigarettes (Radio Slave Mix)
18. Dustin Zahn — Stranger To Stability (Len Faki Mix)
19. Blake Baxter & Abe Duque — Let’s Take It Back (Joey Beltram Remix)
20. SMD Delicatessen — Aspic
21. Raymond Scott — Cindy Electronium Pt. 2
22. Ramadanman — Revenue (Untold Remix)
23. Paul Woolford — Pandemonium
24. Psycatron — Deeper Shades Of Black
25. Alex Costa — Evergreen
26. Skream — 2 D
26. Dexter — Unknown Title
27. Zomby — Strange Fruit
28. Deepgroove — Spike
29. Adam Beyer — Something Good To Die For
30. Caramel — Cluster
31. L-Vis 1990 — The Bird
32. MJ Cole — Sincere (Mumdance Mix)
33. Crookers Feat Miike Snow — Remedy

And while you wait for this MEGA mixtape to download, here's a bit of Matt Walsh to keep you occupied...

Matt Walsh - Honey Comb (160 kps) by mattwalsh

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Justin Martin THIS Friday...


Justin Martin is not a mixed race child actor from Atlanta, Georgia...

He is in fact a musical genius residing in San Francisco, CA.

For proof simply hit the PLAY button below.

Experience first hand his Dirtybird maestrocity THIS FRIDAY at TB/R.

(I am so excited I invented a new word...)




Justin Martin - Motherbird Proton Mix 2010

Sunday, 4 April 2010

HAPPY EASTER - Zombie Disco Squad TONIGHT - FOR FREE!!


Better than any chocolate egg you got this Easter... TB/R and Lovebox serve up Beat The Box; with a divine line-up including:

Zombie Disco Squad
Faze Action
Inxec
Ross Allen
Hot Blood DJs
Mouj

Get that ZDS mix on LOUD and get yourself hyped for tonight @ TB/R!!

PS. No worries about your resurrection tomorrow - NO WORK TIL TUESDAY!

Friday, 2 April 2010

Monday, 29 March 2010

Hannah Holland - 01.04.10

Kick start the Easter Bank Holiday with some BATTY BASS...


Hannah Holland brings the noise, along with; Mama (Live), Deboa and Keaton.


Bad Side [Hannah Holland Mix] - Worthy and Yankee Zulu by Hannah Holland

Banshee - Hannah Holland by Hannah Holland

Friday, 26 March 2010

T B/R Presents: Justin Martin 09/04/10


In January the Godfather of Dirtybird - Claude Von Stroke - tore the roof off T Bar. On April 9th, it's Prodigal Son arrives for much of the same...

Mike Monday - Grace (Justin Martin Remix)

Justin Martin & Claude Von Stroke - Beat That Bird

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Kerri Chandler's Biggest Influences...


Kerri Chandler: My biggest influences and inspirations, in no particular order:


Kraftwerk - Computer World Album
It made me want to become an audio engineer and inventor.







Martin Circus - Disco Circus
I didn't know it then, but I found one of my best friends and a great teacher when heard this; Francois Kevorkian.



We Had A Thing - Monique Bingham
Way to much about this song that changed everything at that time.



Tyree - Hardcore
That got me wanting a TR-909.



Mr Fingers - Can You Feel It
The sounds made me want to explore just how far I could take my synths.



More Than Ever - Playing 4 The City
It was such a wonder raw adlibed song, very deep.



Dextrous - Nightmares On Wax
The bassline made me want to go deeper.



Find Our Way - Key To Life
Perfect song, perfect voice, perfect production.



Hamilton Bohannon - Let's Start The Dance
It's a gauge to see if any speakers catch on fire.



And I Loved You - Arnold Jarvis
Saw him perform this song at Red Zone - I was seriously impressed the way he sang it.



Just An Illusion - Tone Control
Everything I love about house all wrapped up in one record.



Black Magic - Freedom
Everything else I love about house music.



Wishing You Were Here - Blaze
My favorite Blaze Jam.



Brighter Days - Dajae
Makes me too damn happy when I hear it.



I Wouldn't Lie To You - Dpac and Terrence FM
That is the rawness; the bassline is so dope and simple.



Never Say Goodbye - Kurt Elling
One of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard in my life.



Get It Off - Three Generations
The first house record I made, after that I knew there was no turning back, feels good to release what's on your mind.



Club Lonely album - Lil Louis
Perfect house album.



Super Pussy - Milton Jackson
Damn!! All I got to say!



Cassa de X (Deep dish does X) - Deep Dish
Sets the mood for my life it seems from sunrise to sunset.