31 December 2010

BLONDE ON BLONDE - XLR8R



BLONDE ON BLONDE gets a review on the XLR8R website this week. You can also stream the complete audio of the Original and Pearson Sound remix.

LINK
XLR8R

D.O.T.S ROGUE'S GALLERY



DRUMZ OF THE SOUTH blogger and photographer, Georgina Cook, presents her Rogue's Gallery for 2010 including a shot from our session outside the real library in West Norwood. Check the whole thing and the WNCL mixtape for DOTS below...

LINKS
D.O.T.S ROGUE'S GALLERY
D.O.T.S MIXTAPE

24 December 2010

SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE #3



I've just completed a brand new, dubplate only mixtape for the SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE record shop’s blog / podcast series featuring unreleased trax from Blawan, Brackles, Hackman, T Williams & Breach as well as a bunch of WNCL exclusives.

Enjoy!

  SOTU#3_West Norwood Cassette Library (Dec. 2010) by Soul Jazz Records 

LINKS
DOWNLOAD FROM SOTU BLOG

20 December 2010

DAS KRAFTFUTTERMISCHWERK




DFRNT, author of the SITTING OVATION blog and creator of MODUS magazine (see earlier post), has contributed a mix to the Advent Calendar series of podcasts hosted by DAS KRAFTFUTTERMISCHWERK.

The blog says "It’s a super-deep mix of dub-techno and dubstep from about 110 to 140 bpm. I’m all about the dub-techno in Winter. It always just seems so appropriate"

I couldn't agree more. Super deep track listing which includes the QUANTEC remix of MRS FINGERS.

DFRNT - Winter Music (Das Kraftfuttermischwerk Adventskalender) - 18-12-2010 by R_co

LINKS
DOWNLOAD FROM DAS KRAFTFUTTERMISCHWERK
DOWNLOAD FROM SITTING OVATION



TEAL001



BLONDE ON BLONDE
in shops now

Aerobic House workout from WNCL b/w a minimised and more refined Pearson Sound mix. After stints of dubstep and breaks-y dub-tech, WNCL unfurls 'Blonde On Blonde's classy yet rugged formation of bumpty Chicago House with crafty edits. On the flip Pearson Sound aka Ramadanman reduces the groove to a bare minimum of blocky kicks and sparing percussion, developing a kind of Tech-House pattern leading to sumptuous breakdown and back out again. Tidy. BOOMKAT


Read full review of Blonde On Blonde (Pearson Sound Mix) - West Norwood Cassette Library / Pearson Sound on Boomkat.com ©

19 December 2010

FUTUREPROOFING


FUTUREPROOFING is the brand new blog from ANDREW RYCE, journalist for Resident Advisor, Little White Earbuds and FACT magazine.

It kicks off in fine fashion with an article on PUNCH DRUNK / ROOTED RECORDS head honcho, PEVERELIST with an interview and podcast thrown in for good measure. Nice.

LINKS
FUTUREPROOFING

10 December 2010

MODUS


MODUS is a brand new magazine "...aimed at dubstep, dub-techno and the surrounding genres and scenes. Designed to provide interesting articles, and thought provoking discussion, and not just the same old news and reviews".

It's available in printed and digital form and issue #1 has a nice feature on Cassette Library fave, QUANTEC. Go check it.


LINKS
MODUS MAGAZINE

07 December 2010

HACKMAN



HACKMAN contributes the latest mixtape in The Daily Street series over at the FRIED MY LITTLE BRAIN blog. It not only includes WNCL's own BLONDE ON BLONDE (in shops 20th December) but also features a stack of expertly mixed, super tuff beats.

Also check his SOUNDCLOUD page for a whole bunch of great Hackman productions.

008: Hackman by The Daily Street

LINKS
HACKMAN MIX ON FMLB
HACKMAN TRAX ON SOUNDCLOUD

03 December 2010

WNCL004



LABEL: WNCL Recordings
CAT NO: WNCL004
ARTIST: KNOWING LOOKS
SIDE A: Abandoned Skip
SIDE B: Last Kiss At The Plains Hotel
FORMAT: 10" Vinyl / Digital Download
RELEASE: February 2011

KNOWING LOOKS aka Toronto based producer Jason Hopfner, records for Musique Risquee, is the co-founder of Grain Records and is a welcome addition to the WNCL stable

ABANDONED SKIP is an unashamed dancefloor killer with its hard as hell 2-steap beats, irresistible shuffle, swathes of funky electronics and perfectly placed rebel-rousing vocal chants.

LAST KISS AT THE PLAINS HOTEL, an epic tale of love and loss, displays a mastery of cut-up production and arrangement that nods as much to Bacharach and Mantovani as it winks to Todd Edwards and Akufen

Support from 2562, Ben UFO, Pariah and Blawan amongst others

ABANDONED SKIP
WNCL004A: KNOWING LOOKS_Abandoned Skip by WNCL Recordings


LAST KISS AT THE PLAINS HOTEL
WNCL004B: KNOWING LOOKS_Last Kiss at The Plains Hotel by WNCL Recordings

2562 - URB x Fabric Mix



2562 aka A MADE UP SOUND is featured over at URB this month. There's a Q&A and an exclusive mixtape, featuring the next release from KNOWING LOOKS, ABANDONED SKIP, forthcoming on WNCL Recordings in the new year.

LINK
2562 on URB


SONIC ROUTER - Hivemind FM



I'm a bit late on these but the essential SONIC ROUTER radio show on HIVEMIIND FM has been showing more WNCL love in their November shows.

The show on the 14th previews the next WNCL Recordings release by KNOWING LOOKS (Abandoned Skip) - more about that soon - and the super deep PEARSON SOUND remix of BLONDE ON BLONDE (forthcoming Teal Records).

Also available to download / stream is the show from the 28th, featuring the recent free download of the MRS FINGERS remix / replekz by EKOPLEKZ (Punch Drunk Records) plus the original mix of BLONDE ON BLONDE

Gawd bless ya, Oli

LINKS
HIVEMIND FM 14th NOV
HIVEMIND FM 28th NOV
MRS FINGERS (EKOPLEKX REPLEX)

BAKEY USTL - EP1



As you may have noticed, I tend not to blog about non-WNCL related stuff but I have to make exception for this exceptional House release

BAKEY USTL - "A Tender Places" (Unthank Records)

Nice 10" clear vinyl and beautifully screen printed sleeves to boot.

Just listen (and clap your hands / stomp your feet)

LINK
CHECK IT / BUY IT

27 November 2010

WNCL003 - Ekoplekz Replekz



EKOPLEKZ, the latest signing on PUNCH DRUNK RECORDS (his super limited 12" is out now, complete with hand-printed sleeves) has created a remix (aka replekz) of the latest WNCL Recordings release, MRS FINGERS.

It's available now as a FREE download, exclusively hosted by the excellent SONIC ROUTER blog



LINKS
MRS FINGERS REMIX
EKOPLEKZ BULLETIN BOARD

10 November 2010

WNCL003 - RA



Nice review of WNCL003 on Resident Advisor this week...

Thanks Andrew! And big ups to everyone that's supported the release so far.
All links below...

LINKS
RESIDENT ADVISOR
BUY IT HERE

31 October 2010

ROCK LA BIBLIOTEK - Nov 27th


Rock La Bibliotek is dead...long live Rock La Bibliotek! We'll be going out in fine style with original junglist Ben James from RUGGED VINYL. For those that know...

WHEN: Saturday 27th November
WHERE: The Hive Bar
ADDRESS: 11-13 Brixton Station Road
NR TUBE: Brixton (Victoria Line)
TIME: 9pm - 3am
DJs: Daryl B / Bateman / Tobi One / WNCL
SPECIAL GUEST: Ben James (Rugged Vinyl / D.O.P.E)
ADMISSION: Free!

LINK
RUGGED VINYL

BLONDE ON BLONDE



Long awaited launch of TEAL RECORDS in Denmark and the release of BLONDE ON BLONDE. Check the super-deep PEARSON SOUND remix on the flip too...

ARTIST: West Norwood Cassette Library
SIDE ONE: Blonde on Blonde (Original Mix)
SIDE TWO: Blonde on Blonde (Pearson Sound Remix)
FORMAT: 12" Vinyl
RELEASE: 20th December 2010
CAT NO: TEAL001
LABEL: Teal Recordings


TEAL001 WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY - BLONDE ON BLONDE by TEAL Recordings



FILL YER BOOTS - Nov 13th


I will soon be gracing the decks for the nice folk at Fill Yer Boots alongside FYB residents and headlining act, WBEEZA. Come down!

WHEN: Saturday 13th November
WHERE: The Rest Is Noise
ADDRESS: 442 Brixton Road
NR TUBE: Brixton (Victoria Line)
TIME: 9pm - 3am
DJs: Daniel Ghazvinie / Leisureware / WNCL
SPECIAL GUEST: Wbeeza
ADMISSION: £3

LINK
FILL YER BOOTS BLOG

SUNRAY - Baby Honey EP



ARTIST: Sunray
TITLE: Baby Honey EP
FORMAT: 10" Vinyl
RELEASE: 1st November 2010
CAT NO: STRAWB008
LABEL: Strawberry Recording Co.

Sunray’s first collection of new material since 2007’s critically-acclaimed ‘Tomorrow’ LP, sees Jon Chambers joined by Justin Morey and Bob Bhamra (Data 70, West Norwood Cassette Library).

The 4-track 10” kicks off with a reworking of the Pastels’ drone-pop classic ‘Baby Honey’, here driven by buzz-saw guitar and pounding percussion to deliver a heavy dose of neo-psych.

STRAWBERRY RECORDS PRESS RELEASE

A killer retread of the Pastels long lost mind altering paisley tutored psyche drone nugget
LOSING TODAY

LINKS
AUDIO ON SUNRAY MYSPACE
BUY IT HERE


WNCL003 - In Shops Now



At last! In shops tomorrow...

ARTIST: West Norwood Cassette Library
SIDE ONE: Mrs Fingers (Original Mix)
SIDE TWO: Mrs Fingers (Quantec Remix)
FORMAT: 10" Vinyl
RELEASE: 1st November 2010
CAT NO: WNCL003
LABEL: WNCL Recordings

SUPPORT
Heavy riddim
2562 / A MADE UP SOUND

Original and Quantec mix sound wicked
BRACKLES

Lovely! Quantec remix is sick
HEADHUNTER / ADDISON GROOVE


AUDIO
MYSPACE PLAYER

18 October 2010

PODCAST - Seoul Power



Excuse the terrible pun. On my way to South Korea – here’s the in flight entertainment…

TRACKLIST
MOOD II SWING / LONI CLARK . Searchin’ (Groove On)
ANTON ZAP . TK#4 (Underground Quality)
KERRI CHANDLER . All The Downloads (Downtown 161)
IRON CURTIS . Rawls (Undertones)
MILYOO . Biogram (WNCL Dubplate)
JESSE ROSE . You Know It (Made To Play)
WNCL . Blonde on Blonde (Pearson Sound Remix) (Teal)
OCTOBER & BORAI . Level Abstain (fthcmng Caravan)
PLASTIC SOUL . Holdin’ On (Dubplate)
OOPS . Oops (Caravan)
OSUNLADE . Stomp (Strictly Rhythm)
GIDEON . Noise Sweep (Lessismore)
QUANTEC . Busted (WNCL Dubplate)
KNOWING LOOKS . The Last Kiss At The Plains Hotel (WNCL Dubplate)
THOLLI & WODZ . Muchacho (Thokadee)
ALDO CADIZ . Don’t (Einmaleins Musik)
WNCL . Vibrations (Dubplate)
FIS-T . Night Hunter (502)
DVA / FATIMA . Just Vybe (Hyperdub)
EKOPLEKZ . Distended Dub (fthcmng Punch Drunk)

LINK
WNPOD026 SEOUL POWER

10 October 2010

DRUMZ OF THE SOUTH



DRUMZ OF THE SOUTH, the legendary blog run by the equally legendary photographer, GEORGINA COOK (Burial, Kode 9 et al) is back with a shiny new revamped site.

I had the honour of contributing a mixtape to mark the re-launch - C90 140 2010 - featuring new and old dubstep trax, a dash of techno and electro and some exclusives from the WNCL Recordings label.

"This is propa solid mix from a propa solid underground label…"
Georgina Cook, D.O.T.S



LINKS
D.O.T.S MIXTAPE
D.O.T.S FLICKR

08 October 2010

DON FROTH



DON FROTH from San Francisco recently released the killer 10,000cc on the PHONICA RECORDS in house label. Twisted disco lovers take note - although that doesn't come close to describing this unique track.

It was featured on a recent WNCL podcast but I suggest you go out and buy the 12" - limited to 444 copies for the world.

He's also the featured artist on the XOLAIR website turning in an intriguing, varied mix which includes the original mix of WNCL's own MRS FINGERS. Link below.

Watch this space for more Don Froth on WNCL Recordings in the new year. Oh yes.

LINKS
DON FROTH
XOLAIR MIXTAPE
WNCL PODCAST
10,000cc

24 September 2010

PODCAST - Real Soon



REAL SOON is a London based, deep house label formed in 2002 with a back catalogue featuring tracks and remixes from some truly legendary artists – Carl Craig, Chez Damier, Kai Alcé, Session Victim and Utramarine amongst them.

The label is about to unleash it’s 21st release – the SHADES OF HOUSE E.P by James Duncan (Metro Area).

The latest WNCL podcast plunders the archives in preparation for label boss Paul Hammond’s appearance at this Saturday’s ROCK LA BIBLIOTEK! session at The Hive bar, Brixton.

Proper House Music.

TRACKLIST
RS003 . ULTRAMARINE . Hooter v1.25 (Carl Craig Remix)
RS021 . JAMES DUNCAN . Shades of House #1
LTD02 . SESSION VICTIM . Headster
RS007 . IKEN . In Touch
RS017 . RAY VALIOSO . Groove Memories
RS004 . JAMES DIN A4 . Per Kaiserschnitt
RS018 . LEROSA . Clique
RS016 . SESSION VICTIM . No Friends
RS019 . KAI ALCÉ . Polyester Static (Chez New Raw Mix)
RS005 . JAMES DUNCAN . Yes I Can
RS006 . P. LAUER . To The DF
RS011 . RAY VALIOSO . Rhodes Island
RS020 . RISING SUN . Candy In My Pocket
LTD01 . HAUKE FREER . My Beat

LINK
REAL SOON PODCAST

16 September 2010

MIXTAPES

Another batch of tasty mixtapes and podcasts to download this week...

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SPATIAL_UNSOUND PODCAST


SPATIAL turns in his recent set from FREEROTATION on the UNSOUND podcast page and features the current WNCL Recordings release, DJ C_Jump Up and Bounce.

UP#11 Spatial Live at Freerotation by unsound


Also check the clips from the latest release (INFRA004) on Spatial's excellent INFRASONICS label.

LINKS
PODCAST DOWNLOAD
INFRA 004
UNSOUND PODCAST

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HYPNO_SONIC ROUTER MIXTAPE


Hypno hails from Iceland. His latest mixtape for SONIC ROUTER kicks off with KERRI CHANDLER's super deep "Mommy, What's A Record?" and ends with his own superb "Sunkin", forthcoming on RAMP RECORDINGS. Somewhere in the middle is WNCL_Blonde on Blonde, forthcoming on TEAL RECORDS.

LINKS
MIXTAPE DOWNLOAD
HYPNO INTERVIEW


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SONIC ROUTER_HIVEMIND FM



You should be checking this twice-monthly radio show anyway. Serious tracklist full of goodies and another one that includes WNCL_Blonde on Blonde. Cheers, Oli!


LINK
RADIO SHOW DOWNLOAD


12 September 2010

WNCL003



LABEL: WNCL Recordings
CAT NO: WNCL003
ARTIST: WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY
SIDE A: Mrs Fingers (Original Mix)
SIDE B: Mrs Fingers (Quantec Remix)
FORMAT: 10" Vinyl / Digital Download
RELEASE: October 18th 2010

Taking things a little deeper for the third release, the homegrown MRS FINGERS is WNCL's own tribute to Larry Heard, placed over a stripped down dubstep template

On the flip, we present an exclusive remix by prolific dub-techno don QUANTEC (Styrax / Echochord) who doesn't disappoint with a subaquatic groove of enormous proportions.

Check the clips on the MySpace player

AUDIO
MYSPACE PLAYER

PODCAST - Summer Shutdown 3



Another week, another podcast. The summer’s over so here’s the last part of the Summer Shutdown series. You know the drill by now – fresh sounds, library archives and a few dodgy mixes. Cassette Library guarantee – strictly vinyl and dubplates

TRACKLIST
KRAFTWERK . Home Computer (EMI)
REDLIGHT / Ms DYNAMITE . What You Talkin’ About? (MTA)
KNOWNG LOOKS . Abandoned Skip (fthcmng WNCL)
BRACKLES & SHORTSTUFF / TERRIBLE SHOCK . Good Foundations (fthcmng Blunted Robots)
UNTOLD . Come Follow We (fthcmng Soul Jazz)
PHUTURE . We Are Phuture (Trax)
BOK BOK . NNTF 2009 (Dre$$ to $weat)
COOLY G . Phat Si (Hyperdub)
GRAND HIGH PRIEST . Jimmy Go Boom (We Ze)
MAGNETIC MAN . I Need Air (Redlight Remix) (Columbia)
SANTIAGO & BUSHIDO . Let Me (Robsoul)
A MADE UP SOUND . Rework (AMS)
MARK & STEVENS . I Like To Be Me (Flapjack)
WNCL . Mrs Fingers (Quantec Remix) (fthcmng WNCL)
WNCL . Blonde on Blonde (Pearson Sound Remix) (fthcmng Teal)

Photo: Rock La Bibliotek, Hive Bar, Brixton

DOWNLOAD LINK
WNCL PODCAST

ROCK LA BIBLIOTEK - Sept 25th



SATURDAY 25th SEPTEMBER: Rock La Biblitoek!


The Bibliotek crew returns to the Hive Bar in Brixton after a summer break. This month sees the return of PAUL HAMMOND, head honcho of REAL SOON records and one half of the legendary ULTRAMARINE.

WHERE: The Hive Bar
ADDRESS: 11-13 Brixton Station Road
NR TUBE: Brixton (Victoria Line)
TIME: 9pm - 3am
DJs: Daryl B / Bateman / Tobi One / WNCL
SPECIAL GUEST: Paul Hammond (Real Soon / Ultramarine)
ADMISSION: Free!

Look out for the next release on REAL SOON, a 4 track EP by JAMES DUNCAN - clips on the Real Soon MySpace player.

LINKS
REAL SOON WEBSITE
REAL SOON MYSPACE
ULTRAMARINE

01 September 2010

TEAL RECORDINGS




TEAL RECORDINGS is a brand new label, fresh out of Denmark. West Norwood Cassette Library has the honour of the debut release with BLONDE ON BLONDE, backed with a remix from PEARSON SOUND aka RAMADANMAN.

Release date TBC. Check the label's Soundcloud page for clips

LINKS

TEAL SOUNDCLOUD
TEAL MYSPACE

31 August 2010

2562 - Little White Earbuds



Check the latest podcast from LITTLE WHITE EAR BUDS podcast from Holland's finest, 2562 aka A MADE UP SOUND. A delicious track list, kicking off with future WNCL release, MRS FINGERS, as remixed by the mighty QUANTEC

LINKS
2562 PODCAST

27 August 2010

WNCL002 - Instrumentals



FACT magazine are currently hosting the instrumental versions of the latest DJ C release on WNCL Recordings.

Grab "Jump Up and Bounce" and "Du Ting" for free. Big shouts to Andrew Ryce and FACT magazine for being such splendid hosts

While you're at it, check out the rather nice review (also from FACT) and the recent DJ C podcast (c/o The Exotic Pylon, Resonance FM). All links below

LINKS
VINYL
FREE DOWNLOADS
REVIEW
PODCAST

23 August 2010

WNCL CAMP ON RADIO



Whole bunch of stuff for your headphones. A few overdue links to various radio spots and podcasts pushing the WNCL cause and an opportunity to big up all involved for their support. Thanks everyone!

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DJ C on EXOTIC PYLON, RESONANCE FM
If you missed it on Saturday, grab the hour long DJ C podcast here:

EXOTIC PYLON, RESONANCE FM
LINK
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WNCL_MRS FINGERS
WNCL003, forthcoming in October on 10” vinyl

SONIC ROUTER, HIVEMIND FM
LINK

FORENSICS PODCAST
LINK
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WNCL_MRS FINGERS (QUANTEC REMIX)

…and don’t forget the brilliant Quantec remix doing damage

MARY ANNE HOBBS, RADIO 1
LINK

BRACKLES, RINSE FM
LINK

CHILLAGE IDIOTS, XFM, DUBLIN
LINK
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WNCL_BLONDE ON BLONDE

Forthcoming on Teal Records, Denmark – more on them later!

BLAWAN, HESSLE AUDIO, RINSE FM
LINK

SHORTSTUFF, BLUNTED ROBOTS BIRTHDAY SHOW, RINSE FM
LINK
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THE PROTAGONIST!_DEATH BY STEREO! (WNCL REMIX)

Forthcoming as a bonus CD on the Protagonist! LP

PSI MONO PODCAST
LINK

P MAN, CYBA FM
LINK
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JACE SYNTAX_JACKIN’ AROUND (WNCL REMIX)

Forthcoming on Mutate Records download

SONIC ROUTER, HIVEMIND FMN
LINK

P MAN, CYBA FM
LINK
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WNCL_WHAT IT IS (VIP MIX)

Dubplate only

BRACKLES, BLUNTED ROBOTS BIRTHDAY SHOW, RINSE FM
LINK

P MAN, CYBA FM
LINK
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WNCL_WHAT IT IS

As featured on Psi Mono’s recent-ish podcast for the Danish stojblog

PSI MONO, PODCAST
LINK
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WNCL_UP PERISCOPE!

Another dubplate only…

FORENSICS PODCAST
LINK
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16 August 2010

PODCAST - Summer Shutdown 2



It appears as though the weather has decided to join the Bibliotek in its Summer Shutdown.Here’s Volume 2 – more ‘in your shops now’ stuff, exclusives and a trawl through the library archives.

Cassette Library guarantee – strictly vinyl and dubplates

TRACKLIST
FAST EDDIE . Yo Yo Get Funky (DJ International)
JAM CITY . Let Me Bang (Refix) (Night Slugs)
M DUBS . Bump and Grind (Babyshack)
RAMADANMAN . Grab Somebody (White)
KIDKUT . ILove04 (Apple Pips)
MARTYN . Mega Drive Generation (Hyperdub)
GIRL UNIT . IRL (Night Slugs)
DON FROTH . 10,000cc (Phonica White)
BAUMANN & HOLLAENDER . Wahldof (Amused)
MOSCA . Square One (Night Slugs)
NIO . Do You Think You’re Special (Todd Edwards Dub) (Echo)
PARIAH . Crossed Out (forthcoming R&S)
WNCL . Blonde on Blonde (forthcoming Teal)
HYETAL & SHORTSTUFF . Don’t Sleep (Punch Drunk)
MENTA . Sounds of Da Future (SOF)
FAST EDDIE . Yo Yo Get Funky (DJ International)

DOWNLOAD LINK
WNCL PODCAST

DJ C - Exotic Pylon



DJ C, inventor of the Boston Bounce and the man responsible for the latest WNCL Recordings release,WNCL002, Jump Up and Bounce b/w Mad Again (Du Ting Mix) (10" vinyl in shops today), has also turned in an outrageously hi-octane, hour long mixtape.

JONNY MUGWUMP, host of the EXOTIC PYLON on Resonance FM and our favourite man on the wireless will be exclusively hosting the mix on this Saturday's show. Be warned - its a heart attack.

TIME: 9.30pm - 11.00pm
DATE: Saturday 21st August
WIRELESS: Resonance FM, 104.4FM
ONLINE: http://resonancefm.com

LINKS
EXOTIC PYLON
RESONANCE FM

07 August 2010

WNCL002



LABEL: WNCL Recordings
CAT NO: WNCL002
ARTIST: DJ C
SIDE A: Jump Up and Bounce
SIDE B: Mad Again (Du Ting Mix)
FORMAT: 10" Vinyl / Digital Download
RELEASE: August 16th 2010

2 fantastic Karnival smashers straight outta Chicago from the creator of the Boston Bounce, DJ C. Watch this space for instrumental freebies and a soon to be broadcast DJ C podcast for Resonance FM.

SUPPORT
A great, timeless classic
UNTOLD, HEMLOCK

Loving the crunchy beats
2562 / A MADE UP SOUND

This is going to be such a big release
PARIAH, R&S

This record is a banger
HANUMAN, STEAK HOUSE RECORDS

A giant eruption of jump-up ecstasy
JONNY MUGWUMP, RESONANCE FM


AUDIO
MYSPACE PLAYER

31 July 2010

SILVER APPLES



SILVER APPLES, psych-electronic innovators, are currently on tour in the UK c/o of our man Jack at ENRAPTURED RECORDS, home of the DATA 70 Space Loops series. Still a few dates to go, check the link for more details...

LINK
SILVER APPLES

PODCAST - Summer Shutdown 1



Rock La Bibliotek is on a summer shutdown but will return to The Hive Bar in Brixton on Saturday 25th September. In the meantime, here’s the first in a series of podcasts to keep you going through the summer. It’s the usual mix of new and old with some fresh dubplates and promo’s thrown in.

Genre? Your guess is as good as mine…

TRACKLIST
MARTYN . Miniluv (Ostgut Ton)
BREACH . Fatherless (forthcoming PTN)
PARIAH . The Slump (forthcoming R&S)
JACE SYNTAX . Jackin’ Around (WNCL Remix) (Mutate)
RAMADANMAN . Work Them (Swamp 81)
DJ C . Jump Up and Bounce (WNCL Recordings)
ROSKA . Squark (Rinse)
ALTERED NATIVES . The Bitch (3024)
MARTIN KEMP . Fix (Blunted Robots)
A MADE UP SOUND . Alarm (A Made Up Sound)
COOLY G . Weekend Fly (Hyperdub)
WNCL . What It Is (MAH VIP) (Dubplate)
BLAWAN . Iddy (Hessle Audio)
DJ ABSTRACT . Touch (Tempa)
RAMADANMAN . A Couple More Years (Hessle Audio)
J DA FLEX . 30 Hours of Pain (Southside Dubstars)
PARIAH . Safehouses (forthcoming R&S)
GEIOM . Stel Dum (Dubplate)

DOWNLOAD LINK
SUMMER SHUTDOWN VOL 1

30 July 2010

EKOPLEKZ



I've been meaning to do this post for months. Nick Edwards, best known as influential blogger GUTTERBREAKZ, returns as EKOPLEKZ, with an album of experimental electronics recorded live on 4 track cassette. One for the space cadets. Check the Soundcloud page then go buy the individually painted sleeved album if you can still find it

LINKS
SOUNDLOUD
SHOP
BLOG

25 July 2010

LET ME LOVE YOU




WNCL's favourite record shop, SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE, is gathering the good folk from behind the counter to host the home grown LET ME LOVE YOU at GRAMAPHONE, this Friday 30th July.

Between them they will be spinning a selection of boogie, soul, disco, jazz, deep house and more. Free before 10pm, a fiver after and it goes on until 3am. See you on the dancefloor...

LINKS
LET ME LOVE YOU
GRAMAPHONE

11 July 2010

QUANTEC



Prolific techno don QUANTEC has just contributed a super deep mixtape to the FIELD RECORDS podcast series. Listen out for DEVIL'S WORKSHOP (forthcoming WNCL Recordings) - more details on Quantec / WNCL business soon come. In the meantime, don't forget to check out his new blog too. All links below.


LINKS
QUANTEC BLOG
FIELD RECORDS PODCAST


04 July 2010

NEW LONDON REVIEW



NEW LONDON REVIEW is a new South London based website and magazine. The latest issue is running an interview I did with journalist / musician Keith Haworth aka THE PROTAGONIST! - more about him later.

Here's the links..

LINKS
NEW LONDON REVIEW
INTERVIEW (ONLINE VERSION)
THE PROTAGONIST!

HIVEMIND



The SONIC ROUTER blog squad also host a bi-monthly radio show on HIVEMIND FM, every 2nd and 4th Sunday. Last week's show featured WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY_What It Is (VIP Mix) amongst a whole bunch of other fresh sounds and a guest mix by CLOAK & DAGGER. All links below...

LINKS
HIVEMIND
SONIC ROUTER


26 June 2010

OCTOBER - EE Podcast




OCTOBER, the Bristol based techno don and head honcho of the most excellent CARAVAN record label, pops up on Episode 116 of the ever-reliable ELECTRONIC EXPLORATIONS podcast.

The mix kicks off with WHAT IT IS - nice. This one's deep...

LINKS
ELECTRONIC EXPLORATIONS
OCTOBER
CARAVAN


13 June 2010

PODCAST - Mary Anne Hobbs



The recently broadcast WNCL 15 minute mix on MARY ANNE HOBBS' BBC Radio 1 show is now available to download from the WNCL Podcast page

LINKS
WNPOD021: Mary Anne Hobbs Mix

08 June 2010

MARY ANNE HOBBS - Radio1 Mix



The Big One. MARY ANNE HOBBS has not only been pushing WNCL 001 on her BBC Radio 1 Experimental show and on her recent Stateside jaunt but also asked for a 15 minute mini mix for last week's show. The underground equivalent of getting on Top of the Pops. How could I refuse?

The mix features new and forthcoming releases on the WNCL RECORDINGS label, upcoming material for other labels, remixes, dubplates and an exclusive VIP mix of WHAT IT IS.

I'll be hosting the extract soon. For now, check the iPlayer on the BBC homepage to catch the whole show, also featuring excellent mixes from PARIAH (R&S Records) and JOE (Hessle Audio / Applepips). All links below.

Massive thanks to Mary Anne from Cassette Library HQ

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LISTEN TO THE SHOW
PARIAH
JOE

ROCK LA BIBLIOTEK - June 26th



Back for another one. Various Bibliotek residents are holidaying and tending to new offspring, so this month we present a fresh line up for you.

CROSHAW makes a welcome return visit to warm things up with a vintage selection of jump blues and rock and roll, followed by sometime party promoter Zer0cool (aka Jamison Simmons) who will be turning things up a notch with a refusion set.

ALDWIN JOHNSON, owner of The Inspiration Suite studios and now fronting the UTOPIA SOUND SYSTEM will be treating us to a soul, funk and boogie combo from his legendary box of sevens.

CHERRIE FLAVA, buyer at SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE and A&R for SOUL JAZZ RECORDS is our third time special guest, embodying the spirit of the Bibliotek perfectly every time - expect Fresh Sounds and Library Archives. Also check her TING AND TING blog (link below).

It's gonna be a hot one.

WHEN: Saturday 26th June
WHERE: The Hive Bar
ADDRESS: 11-13 Brixton Station Road
NR TUBE: Brixton (Victoria Line)
TIME: 9pm - 3am
DJs: Croshaw / Zer0cool / Aldwin Johnson / WNCL
SPECIAL GUEST: Cherrie Flava
ADMISSION: Free!

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CROSHAW
UTOPIA SOUND SYSTEM
TING AND TING
SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE
HIVE BAR

ONE THIRTY BPM - Interview



ONE THIRTY BPM were kind enough to get in touch and request an interview. Not only that but they also made WNCL001 their single of the month. How nice. Big thanks to Andrew Ryce. Links to both, below.

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INTERVIEW
REVIEW
GEORGINA COOK


22 May 2010

SONIC ROUTER - Interview


It's those nice folk at SONIC ROUTER again, supporting the library cause. They've just published a WNCL interview (accompanied by the latest mugshots c/o GEORGINA COOK) which comes with an exclusive mixtape to download. I was particularly pleased to do a mixtape for them - after downloading all and sundry from their site for the last year or so, it was nice to put something back.



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INTERVIEW
MIXTAPE
GEORGINA COOK

BEN UFO - XLR8R Podcast



Big shout to BEN UFO. He's been supporting WHAT IT IS and is now throwing his hat in for the latest from the library archives, BLONDE ON BLONDE (forthcoming on TEAL RECORDS). You can hear it on his latest mixtape for the XLR8R podcast series. Ben is, of course, part of the team behind the faultless HESSLE AUDIO label, resident DJ on RINSE FM and, having met him last night at the FREEDEM SOUNDS gig, a thoroughly nice chap to boot.

Cheers, Ben!

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DOWNLOAD XLR8R MIX
HESSLE AUDIO
RINSE FM