Bandcamp Sale

23 August 2015

JUNO CHART - August 2015

For anyone that's interested, my latest Juno Chart can be heard HERE.

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1. KEVIN McPHEE . TW EP (WNCL Recordings)
Of course I was going to put this at the top of my hit parade! An unashamed banger that puts other unashamed bangers to shame.



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2. FRITS WENTINK . Live fast Dwayne Young (Bobby Donny)
I've become quite the fan of Mr. Wentink. This is the debut release on his own label and the lead cut is as quirky as you like. 



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3. ART OF TONES . Rainbow Song (Local Talk)
I'll always check Local Talk's prolific output and anything by S3A but, surprisingly, I'm all over the original mix on this release. Wish I could place that sample though...


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4. SPATIAL . Emergence #1 (Infrasonics UK)
"Hela" packs a mighty kick and bass wallop in this first part of a trilogy, marking the welcome return of Spatial's legendary Infrasonics label.



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5. JC LAURENT . Southside EP (Hidden)
It's a double whammy of a B side on this 4 track EP. "Witness" comes on like a vintage David Alvarado cut from 95. "Hoax" brings the heavy funk.



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6. SILKIE . Fractals (Anarchostar)
Silkie's fast becoming the only interesting voice from the dubstep landscape that I still keep a keen ear out for. Possibly the only person that's got the chops to pull off a space opera LP too.



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7. SOUND STREAM . Bass Affairs (Sound Stream)
Usually a buy on sight label for me, I initially passed up this latest Sound Stream offering. I changed my mind after hearing "Sweep Magic" on a system in all it's nostril-flaring, sub bass glory though.



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8. MR TOPHAT and ART ALFIE . Dub The Rub EP (Bass Culture)
It goes thump for quite a while, breaks down for a bit and then kicks off. Sometimes, I'm not really looking for a peak-time, dance-floor focussed House track to do much else really.



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9. VARIOUS ARTISTS . Art and Sound 2012 - 2015 Record B (Soul Jazz)
Both double albums of material from the Sounds of the Universe label are expertly curated and well worthy of your pocket money.



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10. LADY BLACKTRONICA . Oh So Cold EP (Meda Fury)
Meda Fury always come with something interesting. I've been mostly playing "Akua's Heart" which closes this EP with some otherworldly tribal business.



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16 August 2015

BANDCAMP SALE


















WNCL SALE NOW ON!

WNCL Recordings 5th Anniversay celebrations continue with a vinyl back catalogue sale...

All 10" releases (WNCL 001 - 010) reduced from £7.00 to £5.00
All 12" releases (WNCL 011 - 023) reduced from £8.00 to £5.00
All vinyl sales come with free mp3 bundle
Sale ends Monday 14th September

Head over to the WNCL BANDCAMP page


13 August 2015

JAMIE XX - Roots






























JAMIE XX showing support for the Library cause in his latest Boiler Room set from a new nights back, which features "Roots" from my 8 TRACK CARTRIDGE double 12" EP on Hypercolour.

Read about it on PITCHFORK
Watch it on DAILY MOTION
Check the TRACK LIST
Buy 8 Track Cartridge from Hypercolour's BANDCAMP

11 August 2015

WNCL024 - RA News


















RESIDENT ADVISOR bringing you the news of the Kevin McPhee 12" for WNCL Recordings this week.

Read all about it HERE

06 August 2015

WNCL024

























To help us celebrate 5 years of WNCL Recordings, Kevin McPhee has returned to the label - and this time, he's on the creep...

LABEL: WNCL Recordings
CAT NO: WNCL024
ARTIST: Kevin McPhee
TITLE: TW EP
FORMAT: 12" Vinyl / Digital
RELEASE DATE: 18th September / 25th September 2015

TRACKLIST
A1: TW (Original Mix)
A2: TW (Acapella)
B1: TW (West Norwood Cassette Library Remix)
B2: TW (C.E.O Remix)

PREVIEW

 

25 July 2015

FRIENDS OF OURS






























TONIGHT!

EVENT: Our Mutual Friend
DATE: Saturday 25th July
VENUE: Canavan's Peckham Pool Club, London
TIME: 10pm - 4am

23 July 2015

OUR MUTUAL FRIEND - Balamii Radio

















The aforementioned radio show is now streaming on BALAMII RADIO

Shout to Glenn at OUR MUTUAL FRIEND who bought me a can of Coke and interviewed me on a sunny lunchtime in the grounds of St Anne's Church on Wardour Street, earlier this week.

I supplied them with a half hour trawl through what I consider to be the best of 2015 so far...

TRACKLIST
LOCAL ARTIST . Feelings (Rhythm Section)
MIKE HUCKABY . Circle (Soul Jazz)
DEGO & KAIDI . Backchat For Toprock (Sound Signature)
LADY BLACKTRONICA . Akua’s Heart (Meda Fury)
IN FLAGRANTI. Spiritus Rector (Set 1 / B1) (Codek)
T. ESSELLE . Garibaldi (Wholemeal Music)
ANDRES . Believin’ (La Vida)
JULIO BASHMORE . Knockin’ Boots (Broadwalk)
FOLD . Mr. W00d (Man Make Music)
SAM IRL . Free Two Grow (Jazz & Milk)
NIGHTDRIVERS . Resta Pure Dove Sei (Holic Trax)
2 BIT CREW . 03 (A1) (2 Bit Crew)
LIBERTAS . Song For The End Of The World (La Mission)
JAMES DUNCAN . Voices (The Playground)
ROSS FROM FRIENDS . Biz (Breaker Breaker)
EVAN BAGGS . Blossom (Cabaret)
GAZELLE TWIN . Belly Of The Beast (Tom Demac Remix) (Hype LTD)
SPATIAL . Primitives (Spatial Interpretation) (Broken20)
J. TIJN . Pick Your Battles v2 (Naked Naked)
STRANGER . Learning Curve (Self Reflektion)
YAPORIGAMI . Lunar Steps (Stray Landings)

Listen HERE

19 July 2015

OUR MUTUAL FRIEND
















OUR MUTUAL FRIEND is a Peckham based collective that runs the MUTUAL FRIEND label, the FRIENDS OF OURS night and have a show on BALAMII RADIO.

I'll be playing at the FRIENDS OF OURS night next weekend (more on that in a bit).

Before then, I'll be in the guest mix slot for their next broadcast on Balamii Radio, tomorrow Monday 20th July.

Info on how to get locked on HERE


12 June 2015

JUNO CHART - June 2015

My Juno charts have always been a monthly affair but this year I've been having trouble finding 10 records a month that I like enough to want to buy / chart / support etc.

So, for anybody that bothers to read this, apologies for the gaps. My Juno chart for June is HERE. Read on for reviews...

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1. T ESSELLE . GARIBALDI EP (Wholemeal Music)
Whilst the lead cut on this EP is dripping with soul and good times, it's the B side, "Garibaldi", that won me over to the point that I was desperate to sign it to WNCL Recordings. I got to do the next best thing and remix it but the OG, drum and stab heavy jazz funk work out still makes me want to shuffle...



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2. EVAN BAGGS . NOT A STORY EP (Cabaret)
If, like me, you're ready to slit your writsts the next time you see yet another bland, anonymous, soul-less minimal techno track being described as "raw" and "jacking" then it will come as a pleasant surprise to learn that Mr Baggs has turned in a monster of a hypnotic groove ("Blossom") that is actually deserving of both descriptions.



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3. LOCAL ARTIST . FEELINGS (Rhythm Section)
One of many fine labels coming straight outta Peckham, Rhythm Section seem to be on a winning streak right now. This isn't quite their most current release but it is my most favourite. The slightly cranky, off-the-grid stabs and two note sub bass drops make for a winning combo on the lead track of this EP.


 
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4. DEGO & KAIDI . ADAM ROCK DISSED!! (Sound Signature)
Heavyweight names all around. "Backchat for Toprock" wins best track, best title and best use of The New Birth's "Got to Get a Knutt" break for my money.



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5. LIBERTAS . USE MOVEMENT EP (La Mission)
As with all La Mission releases, this one comes packed with trax and bonus reading material. There's a few good remixes on this one too but J Choirboy and Beaner turn in a golden-era Mood II Swing groove to steal the show.



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6. JULIO BASHMORE . RHYTHM OF AULD (Broadwalk)
OK, so there's a hint of peak time Saturday night, a slight flash of handbag, maybe the merest whiff of cheese, but the flip side cut "Knocking Boots" still makes the WNCL playlist for those huge, brazen stolen soulful moments.



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7. ANDRES . BELIEVIN' (La Vida)
Another masterclass in crate digging and cutting up...



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8. 2 BIT CREW . 2 BIT CREW 03 (2 Bit Crew)
The A side groove sits somewhere between cool minimal, stripped back dub techno and warm deep house but, thankfully, it's not half as boring as I've just made it sound.



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9. J TIJN . PICK YOUR BATTLES (Naked Naked)
Don't make me choose...



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10. YU MIYASHITA / YAPORIGAMI . GRIND ANALYSTS FIG 1 (Stray Landings)
Another lavish package making it into this month's Top 10. This one's got a hand stitched fanzine (it's always nice to have something to read on the bus home while you're flicking through your new vinyl, innit?) Interesting sounds throughout but, naturally, I gravitate towards the rhythmic crunch of "Lunar Steps"



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15 May 2015

BIG NOISE - Mixmag































Tomorrow night's (Saturday 16th May) charity event at Corsica Studios is featured in this month's issue of MIXMAG, resplendent with obligatory 'girl on top of trendy guy's shoulders having time of life' picture and 'hilarious' cassette library fabricated anecdotes.

Still, it's all on tomorrow and it's for a good cause - The Big Issue Foundation - so come down, show your support, help the cause, say hello, have a dance etc etc.

Some slight changes. Corsica charitably offered the promoters free use of the whole venue for the night, meaning the WNCL crew were to be hosting Room 1. Corsica are now semi-charitably only offering up half the venue, meaning we're all squashed into Room 2. Should still be a giggle though.

Catch the gang at the following times:

11.30 - 12.15: C.E.O
12.15 - 01.00: SPATIAL (Live Set)
01.00 - 01.45: DON FROTH
01.45 - 02.30: WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY
02.30 - 03.15: J TIJN

FACEBOOK for more details
RESIDENT ADVISOR for tickets