Sunday, October 31, 2010

Volta Cab Is Feeling Good.

You might have heard of this guy before. Volta Cab is a Russian house / new disco producer. He describes his musical influences to be mostly based on the 70s and 80s disco scene, on chicago house and on jazz music.

Ice (Original Mix) by Volta Cab

His music has been in the blogosphere for a couple of months and now Volta Cab has a couple of  12″ releases coming up. One to be released on Chez Damier’s Finale Sessions France, another one on Maelstrom’s Solar Disco and some on others labels. Quite a busy man.

Once you listen to the tracks below, you’ll know why these great labels are quite lucky to have this new producer on their roster.

Tell Me Why You Come Back Here (Original Mix) by Volta Cab

Say You Need Me (Forthcoming on Finale Sessions France) by Volta Cab

I Feel Good In My Skin (Forthcoming on Finale Sessions France) by Volta Cab

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posted by PD Williams at 4:31 pm  

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Young Punx return.

Londoners Young Punx are back with their second studio album, which was co-produced by Phonat from Italy (now also based in London).

Their press kit describes the trio as “musical over-achievers” and there’s definitely some truth to this. The album “Mashpop and Punkstep” is – as the title suggests – all over the place. There’s a lot of pop in there, there’s D’n’B too. There are guitar riffs and Disco vibes. Basically, it’s just full of surprises and a lot of fun. This is an eclectic dance album, in which the Young Punx have stuffed all sorts of styles. Still, they apparently believe in one thing: “Fashions come and fashions go but Disco will never die”  (“Never Die Part 1″).

Stand out tracks are the Single “Ready For The Fight” and “SugarCandySuperNova”, both available to stream below.

The Young Punx – Ready For The Fight by  MofoHifi Records

The Young Punx – SugarCandySuperNova by  MofoHifi Records

Unfortunately those tracks are not free to blog but here are some other free goodies:

The Young Punx – Juice & Gin (Riva Starr Remix)

The Young Punx – SugarCandySuperNova (Acid Girls Remix)

There are also some great remixes of “Ready For The Fight” available on SoundCloud.

Go buy the album on Beatport. And stay in touch with the Young Punx via Facebook.

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posted by PD Williams at 2:52 am  

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

CASXIO’s Grooves are Disco for the Soul

Whether driven by their influences or written from pure discovery (most likely a merger of the two) CASXIO sounds like a band that stepped out of the seventies and transported their sound into the present.  The glowing neon keys and funky back beats on their Seventeen EP are simply seductive.  Hearing this music makes you just want to shake your ass and throw up those ones (you know, that index finger gun you flash and wave when the funks got hold of you).  It’s actually a tease, as we only get two newbies here; “Seventeen” and “Boiling Point”.  The other three tracks are remixes of the title track.

“Seventeen” is a song that would fit beautifully into an uplifting scene from a disco documentary, or Pete Tong’s record bag during sunset at Café Del Mar in Ibiza.  Floating vocals, a pounding 4/4 kick, the crash of cymbals and the short, driving guitar rifts make this track the perfect choice for soundtrack work.  It’s vintage without sounding dated.  “Boiling Point” kicks things off on a somber piano tip, making you think for a second that an electro ballad maybe coming.  The mood is mellower here, but the chorus reels the funk back in.  This is solid head-bobbin’ music, the kind that triggers your swagger a little bit.

The Glass drops serious funky, deep tech house knowledge with their mix.  The wah wah of the acid bassline makes it bang nicely.  It’s perfect for that 5am get-em-back-up-and-moving set on the decks.  Golden vs. Public bump 80’s flash and synths with their interpretation.  They even toss in the classic electronic triangle stab (think “Ring My Bell”) for good measure.  Skrillex AKA Sonny Moore pitch the BPMs up a bit for their remix.  Again we get a taste of classic 80’s club culture: Thumping pads and synths arranged for the big city dancefloor, claps, quick loops, catchy chorus and all.  This is party music for the unpretentious.

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posted by Mike Mercer at 10:45 pm  

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Graffiti Breakz Presents… The Resurrection

Stuck for something to do this Halloween in London? Well somewhere at an undisclosed location, evil scientists have been developing a serum of broken beats, basslines, Digital visual and spray-can art, so potent it will raise the dead. After what has seemed like an age Graffiti Breakz is proud to present the effects of our serum…

…..We give you Graffiti Breakz – The Resurrection.! Sat 31st Oct ’09 (Halloween)

Graffiti Breakz has gained the reputation of being one of the only events in London to successfully combine Breaks, Hardcore Breaks, Drum and Bass’ Live music and Live Graffiti art all under one roof

Now with a larger venue and longer opening hours we will be adding to the mix Dubstep’ Electro/Dubstep, Live Breaks acts, Full Graff art Instillations, Full Graff Art Galleries, More Giveaways, Brighter Lights, and Louder bass to create a vibe re-born; stronger and more electric than any Graffiti Breakz so far..

All 3 rooms will be in session to their full potential. As you enter the rhythm factory you‘ll be met by the artwork of some of London’s leading artists showcasing at the Graffiti Gallery.

As you pass the gallery instillation, and live 6’x4’ Artwork being created in the front bar you arrive in the main room bursting with Live Acts’ DJ Teams, visual displays and much more.

Drifting further into the East London venue, you will find dirty dubstep, kick driven breaks, and the addictive rumble of dark and dirty bass.

Gracing the stages of the 2 Dance floors we have a line up that includes award winning Djs; Apply The Breaks, pioneering producers; Ctrl-z, inspiring funk soul band; Junkyard scientists, and leading the way in the live breaks scene; Diverted. With Duel Calibre’s tear-out sound belting through the 7k rig there’s be something to wake every corpse

Ctrl Z –
Diverted –
Duel Calibre –
Apply the Breaks –
SNC Audio –
DJ Disowned –
Junkyard Scientists –
Flux Pavillion –
Silly Pundit –
The Tank
Ocarina –
Mark T –
DJ Skywalker –
Slugs & Boyson –
London Culture

MC’s / Hosts on the night:

MC Cutter –
Bass 6 –

Check out the Blogs on the face book groups or Graffiti-Breakz website for competitions, and ways to get involved with Graffiti Breakz from the inside!

Just a quick note…there will be GB merchandise giveaways on the night for the Graffiti Breakers with the most Gruesome Halloween outfits!

After 2 years of successful parties at The Purple Turtle in Camden we have taken time out to regroup and come back at the scene ‘which is our passion’ with a fresh and expanded ethos that insists on bringing the best music and the best visual experiences together to produce a night that cant be forgotten.

When: 31st October 2009

Where: Rhythm Factory
16-18 Whitechaple Road
E1 1EW

What Time: 20:00 – 06:00
How Much: £8 B4 9 / £9 in adv / £10 on the door / NUS £9 all night.
Ticket From: Rhythm Factory / / …more tbc.
Phone: 07595 741 731

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posted by Keith Wilson at 3:42 pm  

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Our friends at Mishka just jumped on board to sponsor the second edition of “BRANDED”, so we’ve got 200 $10.00 (1/2 off!) to give away!!!!! CLICK HERE to nab them while they last! We’re also going to have Mishka giving away free merch, so try & get there early!

Friday June 19th @ The Congress Theater, Chicago

GUNS N BOMBS presenting the debut of DEATHFACE

Photos by Clayton Hauck – EVERYONE IS FAMOUS


included with your ticket is a comp subscription to Time Out Chicago! (19.95 value ; )

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posted by Audio Pimpstress at 8:16 pm  

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


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Mark your calendars!
BRANDED, the biggest, baddest, dance party, returns to the Congress Theater Chicago, Friday June 19th.
Installment 2 of the 6 event series features The Rapture – dj set, HeartsRevolution, The Rub, DJ Funk,
Guns N Bombs presenting the debut of Deathface, Jordan Z, Rob Threezy, Gatekeeper – dj set , Kid Color Black Holes and Thunderous Olympian
hosted by Trash Menagerie & CARLES of the popular weblog Hipster Runoff
Photos by Clayton

Tickets are $16.00 pre-sale, and $19.00 in advance via TICKETWEB.COM & CLUBTIX.NET
Get yours fast, the last Branded show almost SOLD OUT and brought 4000 people to the Congress.

You can also . . . TRY YOUR LUCK!
We’re giving away 100 free tickets every week leading up to BRANDED on June 19th.

More info: /
Winners will be notified by June 12th via email if they’ve won.

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