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.

T B/R Presents: Moodymann - 21.03.10

Thanks to Rob Low for the pics...

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Batty Bass EASTER SPECIAL - Thursday April 1st

Kick start your Easter Bank Holiday with some BASTARD BATTY BASS!

Hannah Holland - MYSPACE
Mama (Live) - MYSPACE
Keaton - MYSPACE

Hit the BATTY BASS FACEBOOK or MYSPACE to be kept up to speed...

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Bio: Ben Rymer

Ben Rymer

Ben Rymer was one third of legendary Sheffield electro-pop pioneers Fat Truckers, who’s groundbreaking debut album released on Gigolo Records, was one of the most influential releases of the new millennium.

‘The First Fat Truckers Album Is for Sale’ was released in 2003, and was a breath of fresh air against the moribund house scene which prevailed at the time. Containing the classic songs “Teenage Daughter”, “Superbike” and “Multiplex”, the combination of no bullshit northern humour, social commentary, and the band’s ear for a bloody good rave tune, made Fat Truckers the latest in a long line of brilliant electronic music acts to come out of the Steel City.

It also pitched Fat Truckers into a headlong battle with White Stripes for the NME’s coveted Album of the Week, with the Truckers narrowly losing out 9/10 to Jack and Megan’s 10/10 for `Elephant’.

While it may be fair to say the bands didn’t follow the same career trajectory thereafter is possibly true, but Fat Truckers had more than a helping hand in changing the musical landscape at the start of the decade, as anyone who saw their legendary live performances will undoubtedly testify.

Following the demise of Fat Truckers, Ben joined forces with Henry Riton to form Gucci Soundsystem, and together the pair set about re-energising London club land with their infamous Druzzi’s Baltimore Rave Club night, which grew out of a Soho basement, to take over Shoreditch with guests James Murphy, 2ManyDJs, Erol Alkan, The Rapture and many more.

This led to Rymer DJing regularly at Bugged Out and Fabric in London, a residency at Weekend in Berlin, Space in Ibiza, Le Baron in Paris, The Arches in Glasgow and lots more… Last year saw Ben take a more behind the scenes role in music, championing mute records XX-Teens, in a “shouting loudly in your underpants” style of management.

Since then Rymer has got back behind the mixing desk, with his production fingerprints to be found all over Disco Bloodbath’s highly sought-after remixes of Franz Ferdinand, White Lies, Little Boots, The Aliens, Tommie Sparks, Howling Bells and many more.

The irony of silently siphoning cash from the same major labels he used to bait is presumably not lost on Rymer, in fact I think he positively revels in it!

The latest instalment in Rymer’s colourful music career has seen him set up a label with Disco Bloodbath cohort Damon Martin named Channel 83 after the mind altering medium depicted in David Kronenburg’s cult classic Videodrome.

Already in 2010 , Ben has released the Italo inspired La Trinciatrice on Serge Santiago’s Arcobaleno Imprint and it has just been announced that he is to be made a resident at one of Londons best clubs, The T Bar.

Ben Rymer hits T Bar on March 21st alongside the likes of Ashley Beedle and Moodymann.

The Martinez Brothers - Snap, Crackle & Pop 19.03.10

TMB - The Martinez Brothers

Music always played a significant role in the Martinez home: the boys grew up playing a variety of instruments - keyboards, bass, and mainly drums and percussion. They'd play in church, at home, in various bands around the Bronx. It was their father, a veteran of disco-era clubs like the Paradise Garage, that turned them on to disco and house, via radio programs like Timmy Regisford's Kiss FM show and CDs that he'd bring home in an attempt to expand the boys' musical worldview.

In 2009 they are already booked to play at the festival Electric Daisy Carnival (Los Angeles), Ministry Of Sound (London), Pacha (Ibiza), Social Club (Paris), Singapore (Zouk) and will also travel to Miami, Sao Paulo, Rio, Milan, Berlin, Tokyo, Lisbon, Amsterdam and beyond.

The Martinez Brothers kicked off a new chapter in January, 2007, when Dennis Ferrer's Objektivity label released "My Rendition," a powerhouse of a record that won them a whole new world of acclaim.

They have gone on to produce their ironically named followup “Debbie Downer” out in January 2009 with Berlin based Greek producer Argy and “Where’s Mr. Brown?” a hissing, techno track.

Both sides have gained much acclaim from DJ’s such as Josh Wink, Dubfire (Deep Dish), Loco Dice and Sebo K.

Joining TMB on the lineup is Berlin based producer Daniel Steinberg. This is going to be BIG.

The Martinez Brothers & Argy - Debbie Downer (Original Mix)

Daniel Steinberg - Rush Me (Original Mix)

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Bang The Box: Easter Sunday FREE ENTRY Special

Bang The Box is Lovebox's occasional and itinerant heavy-duty underground dance party. Having held one-off parties since 2002 in The Ministry, The End, Bagleys, 93 Ft East and quirky venues around town they're getting set to Bang The Box once more; this time in the bowels of the T-Bar.



ZOMBIE DISCO SQUAD (DirtyBird / Made to Play)
FAZE ACTION (Faze Action Records)

This is the first in a series of an ongoing monthly residency with future appearances scheduled from Groove Armada and a host of the Lovebox weekender DJ guests.

The line-up represents some hot new blood as well as leading exponents in their fields; starting with multi-talented production duo Zombie Disco Squad who take House in a new direction with influences from Baile Funk, African rhythms, Baltimore, Hip-Hop, the so-called fidget sound and making it sound fresh and with no cheesy gimmicks.

Next up Faze Action; pioneers of the new-disco sound since the mid 90's and still top of their game as demonstrated with their latest album, ‘Stratus Energy’, widely hailed as one of the most exciting records of 2009.

The Techno angle is well covered with Inxec, whose tracks released on Cocoon get hammered by the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, and Luciano; meaning he probably needs no further intro….

Pitching the curve balls will be major all round talent, Sony Radio Award winner, and one of London’s most well known faces on the music scene Mr Ross Allen who's distinguished himself in many fields from DJing to radio presentation, A&R to label management and beyond.

With a similarly eclectic approach to programming come Hot Blood duo Fillary & Butterfield, who having co-founded Lovebox in 2002 have regularly been playing as the Lovebox All-Stars, flying the flag for the festival's underground dance roots.

Finishing up the line-up in fine style with his groove laden energetic mix of techno and house is Jaded resident Mouj, alongside the upcoming Matt Synthia who represents the next generation of DJs familiar with their history and comfortable with crossing genres to devastating dancefloor effect.

Whatever religious or musical persuasion we'll be jacking for Jesus at this free party on Easter Day.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

T-Bar presents: Kenton Slash Demon on April 9th - For now, check out their March mix...

On April 9th T-Bar presents Kenton Slash Demon, playing alongside Dirtybird big boy Justin Martin and T-Bar's own Ben Westbeech.

The Swedish duo dropped this mix earlier in the month... Very nice.

Kenton Slash Demon – March Mix

Asura – I Saw You In Vice (Original Mix)

Black Meteoric Star – World Eater (12″ Version)

UNKLE – Heavy Drug (Surrender Sounds Mix)

Dj Wild – La Cigogne (Original Mix)

Delta Funktionen – Silhouette (Original Mix)

Linkwood – Electricity (Original Mix)

Oni Ayhun – OAR003-B (Original Mix)

Nicolas Jaar – Mi Mujer (Original Mix)

Future Beat Aliance – Relentless (Original Mix)

Gotye – Hearts A Mass (Supermayer Remix)

Arthur Russell – She’s The Star

Pional – In Another Room (Original Mix)

Bio: Luca C

Luca C

Luca C. grew up in Italy where from an early age his love for italo disco, cosmic & classic disco was shaped. About 8 months ago he set up the much loved party ‘ SPANGLES’ in the east end of London, where regular guests have included Damon Martin and Dan Beaumont (Disco Bloodbath) Ali Renault (Heartbreak) Nathan G Wilkins (History Clock | ESP), Severino (Horse meat Disco), Pete Herbert (Reverso 68) and Andy Blake (Dissident).

As a dj Luca has been playing extensively for the past 3 years, bringing his blend of Disco, cosmic, modern Disco and house influenced sounds as far as Japan, Russia and the U.S headlining shows and supporting bigger artists such as Theo Parrish and Frankie Knuckles amongst others.

With Luca’s love for writing and producing music not to be out shined he's recently been involved in co writing Ali Love's new album on Back Yard records with a release date set for later this year and

He’s currently working on remixes as Luca C and Brigante with the first release coming out on ltd 12'' in January through Back Yard for Ali love's new single 'Diminishing returns.


Saturday, 13 March 2010

Bio: Matt Walsh

Matt Walsh

Matt has resided with Turbo Recordings after being seen by Tiga at T-Bar in London. His residencies also at T Bar and Bugged Out! have allowed him to tour the world with his trademark sound of Electronic House and Techno through to New Wave, Acid House and Disco.

In production, as well as alone, Matt has been part of the duo Clouded Vision, formed alongside long term studio partner Steve Cook. Their initial remixes on Turbo Recordings, Mute and Process Recordings gave them the success and drive for Matt to set up Clouded Vision Recordings. They have since produced 2 EPs and are currently signing other forthcoming acts. Clouded Vision have received great support from stellar artists including Ivan Smagghe, The Revenge, Tensnake, Erol Akan, Photonz, Tiga, Cosmo Vitelli and Luke Solomon to name a few.

While Clouded Vision brings out the slower tempo and disco aspects of Matt’s style, his peak time tech house sounds produced alongside Hypercolour Records label boss “Alex Jones” have pushed him towards the main slot and late night set in many clubs, where he is seen at his best. Their combined work on a remix for Peaches on XL records has already been played on Radio 1’s Essential Mix and supported by Andrew Weatherall, Laurant Garnier, Tiga and Paul Woolford. Further remixes have followed on Turbo Recordings, Kitsune and Wax:On and again have been played by DJ's across the globe.

Matt's first solo productions, characterised as late night Techno with a propulsive and percussive energy will be available throughout 2010 with an EP on Wax:On's label, Turbo labelmate Sei A's label "Seinan Recordings" and a remix upcoming on Southern Fried.

Discography upcoming:

Crystal Fighters - I Love London (Matt Walsh & Alex Jones Remix) (Kitsune) - Released Jan 2010

Clouded Vision - Outside EP (Clouded Vision Recordings) - Released 8th Feb 2010

Jori Hulkkonen - Man From Earth (Matt Walsh & Alex Jones Remix) (Turbo Recordings) - Released Feb 2010

Matt Walsh - Honey Comb EP (Wax:On Music) -Released March 29th 2010

Matt Walsh - Honey Comb remixes EP (Seinan Music) - Released April 2010

NT89 and Saville - Plug (Matt Walsh Remix) (Southern Fried) - Released April 2010

Mugwump/Photonz - Dissidaze/WEO (Clouded Vision Recordings) -TBC


Friday, 12 March 2010

Simian Mobile Disco Headline T Bar Action Aid Fundraiser

Simian Mobile Disco are headlining a night at London's intimate T Bar on Thursday 15th April in aid of Mission Malawi's charity efforts with Action Aid.

All proceeds from Rave Aid will go towards Mission Malawi's efforts to raise money for HIV & AIDS prevention and awareness projects run by Action Aid in Malawi - with T Bar co-founder and Managing Director Jaime Ritchie taking part in the 2-week cycle ride across the country (and Mozambique and Zimbabwe) as part of the biannual charity challenge therein.

Matt Walsh, Ben Westbeech, Luca C and Ben Rymer all join in the party, which runs from 9pm-6am with entry costing £10.

Expect a roadblock.