31 December 2010
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...
D.O.T.S ROGUE'S GALLERY
24 December 2010
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.
SOTU#3_West Norwood Cassette Library (Dec. 2010) by Soul Jazz Records
DOWNLOAD FROM SOTU BLOG
20 December 2010
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
DOWNLOAD FROM DAS KRAFTFUTTERMISCHWERK
DOWNLOAD FROM SITTING OVATION
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 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.
10 December 2010
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.
07 December 2010
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
HACKMAN MIX ON FMLB
HACKMAN TRAX ON SOUNDCLOUD
03 December 2010
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
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 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.
2562 on URB
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
HIVEMIND FM 14th NOV
HIVEMIND FM 28th NOV
MRS FINGERS (EKOPLEKX REPLEX)
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)
CHECK IT / BUY IT