30 December 2011

WNCL009 - Press

















The latest KNOWING LOOKS release for WNCL Recordings is getting well deserved praise in this week's press. Maximum big ups to Jason Hopfner. Click for full reviews...

"... it's remarkable how in control he sounds amidst all this chaos"
RESIDENT ADVISOR

"... brings 2011 to a close on an unquestionably high note for himself and for WNCL"
TRUANTS

"Techno, Garage, House, Breakbeat, Soul … it’s all there, masterfully arranged into a new dimension of compelling sound"  
INHABIT

Buy it on 10" vinyl (with free mp3 download code) or digital formats HERE

DON FROTH - Get Me Podcast
















The man like DON FROTH is back with a new podcast. Repping the WNCL fam hard, the mix includes Froth's own Balboa, Milyoo's Biogram v.2 and WNCL's Blonde on Blonde amongst a host of other goodies.

Get over to the GET ME blog for your free download now...

LINK
GET ME / DON FROTH PODCAST

20 December 2011

WNCL009 - In Shops Now
















Oh yeah, Knowing Looks "Listen To My 45" b/w "Ghost Baby" is now actually in the shops. 10" vinyl and digital. As usual, all vinyl purchases from the SURUS store come bundled with free mp3 files.


"lovely. gorgeous. slick. buff. etc."
Ben UFO (Hessle Audio / Rinse FM)

17 December 2011

KNOWING LOOKS - Sonic Router
















This month, KNOWING LOOKS has been dominating one of our favourite sites - the ever supportive SONIC ROUTER.


The SR gang featured both cuts from Knowing Looks' recent 10" release on WNCL Recordings ("Listen To My 45" and "Ghost Baby") on their latest HIVEMIND FM radio show.




As reported last week, they also hosted Knowing Looks' xmas gift to the world in the shape of NEVER GONNA GET CHARLIE, a free download mp3

Knowing Looks - Never Gonna Get Charlie by sonicrouter


... and finally, we have the Knowing Looks interview and mixtape exclusive to SR



Gots to love the Knowing Looks. Gots to love the Sonic Router...

LINKS
SR ON HIVEMIND FM
KNOWING LOOKS - NEVER GONNA GET CHARLIE
KNOWING LOOKS - INTERVIEW / MIXTAPE

MILYOO - Fact Mix
















Another day, another MILYOO fan-boy post. People will start to talk soon but hang it - you really need to check his  latest mixtape for FACT magazine ... and not just because it features the Karenn remix of WNCL's "Get Lifted" (cheers, Tommy!).

Hit the link below to grab the mix and check the latest LP reviews / interviews too

LINK
FACT MIX

15 December 2011

DON FROTH - Occupy!
















More news from the WNCL fam. This time it's DON FROTH making his mark on the recent Occupy London movement.

The recent Xmas party saw Radiohead and Massive Attack doing secret DJ sets at the Bank of Ideas. Check footage from the GUARDIAN, soundtracked by our man Froth (last year's incredible "10,000cc" on Phonica Records) and go to Soundcloud for the full set...

LINKS
GUARDIAN FOOTAGE
SOUNDCLOUD MIX


14 December 2011

MILYOO - Archaeology II
















Man like MILYOO back again, getting more well deserved attention for his debut long player. Read more about it in his recent interview with Andrew Ryce for the FUTUREPROOFING blog

LINK
MILYOO INTERVIEW
REVIEW ON RESIDENT ADVISOR

09 December 2011

WNCL009VIP - Sonic Router
















Ahead of next week's KNOWING LOOKS release for WNCL Recordings, Mr Looks has supplied us with a festive treat in the shape of NEVER GONNA GET CHARLIE - a winter warmer if ever you've heard one.

Our good friends over at SONIC ROUTER are playing Santa and hosting this marvellous Xmas freebie download. Go grab yourself a copy...

Knowing Looks - Never Gonna Get Charlie by sonicrouter

LINK
SONIC ROUTER: WNCL009VIP

MILYOO - Archaeology
















Our man MILYOO has gone all grown up and released a fantastic, proper full length album for the OPIT label. There's a free download taster track over at XLR8R and a great review by Jonny Mugwump over at QUIETUS this week.

LINKS
XLR8R DOWNLOAD: TOUGH ENOUGH
QUIETUS REVIEW: ARCHAEOLOGY

WNCL009 - Mary Anne Hobbs
















Big thanks to MARY ANNE HOBBS for continuously supporting the latest KNOWING LOOKS release, LISTEN TO MY 45, on her Xfm show for the last couple of weeks. Catch her show on Saturday nights, 7-10pm GMT

LINK
MAH PLAYLIST

WNCL006 - Mixmag Top 100
















GET LIFTED scrapes in to Mixmag's Best of 2011 Top 100!

LINK
MIXMAG TOP 100 

05 December 2011

FACT - Mixtape
















From the FACT website today ...

The South London resident has been recording music since the mid-‘90s, under various guises, but it’s in the last two years that he’s really come into his own, releasing some of the most distinctive UK house music around; warm and rough (by West Norwood’s own admission, barely any of the equipment in his studio works properly at this point), and constantly looking to the skip of mid-’90s garage and the bounce of classic hip-hop for inspiration.

His FACT mix is in a similar vein to West Norwood’s productions: groove is everything here, with not one track slowing down the overall flow, and it’s recorded off vinyl and acetate (yes, he still cuts dubplates) with a healthy touch of looseness to it. Unreleased material from West Norwood’s own label features, as well as forthcoming cuts by Blawan, Midland, Pariah, Brackles and more ...

TRACKLIST
01. SHOCKPROOF . Satisfied (Dubplate)
02. OPTIC . Cupcakes (Dubplate)
03. MILYOO . Biogram v2 (WNCL Recordings)
04. ULTRAMARINE . Acid (WNCL Recordings)
05. SAMUEL H SIMPSON . Til U Were Dead (Dubplate)
06. MIDLAND & PARIAH . Untitled (Dubplate)
07. KARENN . Chaste Down (Dubplate)
08. PARIAH . Left Unsaid (WNCL Remix) (Dubplate)
09. BLAWAN . Peaches (forthcoming Clone Basement Series)
10. KNOWING LOOKS . Ghost Baby (forthcoming WNCL Recordings)
11. T WILLIAMS & BREACH . The Bees (Dubplate)
12. WNCL . What It Is (VIP Mix) (Dubplate)
13. BRACKLES . Blazeby (forthcoming Rinse)
14. KEVIN McPHEE . Do (Dubplate)
15. WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY . Drop (free download)
16. WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY . Say What? (New Kanada)
17. DON FROTH . Von (WNCL Recordings)
18. DON FROTH . Balboa (WNCL Recordings) 
 
LINK
FACT MIX 306: WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY 

03 December 2011

PRESKA - Fact Mix
















The latest FACT mixtape, by Dutch DJ/ Producer PRESK, features a super tuff tracklist including WNCL006 "Get Lifted"

LINK
FACT MIXTAPE 305: PRESK 

02 December 2011

WNCL009 - Test Press
















Catch 'em while you can ... limited edition, 10" white label test press of WNCL009 (Knowing Looks) available exclusively from the WNCL Surus store

LINK
WNCL009TP on SURUS


01 December 2011

WNCL009

















LABEL: WNCL Recordings
CAT NO: WNCL009
ARTIST: Knowing Looks
SIDE A: Listen to My 45
SIDE B: Ghost Baby
FORMAT: 10" vinyl / digital
RELEASE DATE: Monday 12th December

KNOWING LOOKS kicked off 2011 for WNCL Recordings with his much loved, hard stepping ABANDONED SKIP, backed with the acclaimed, symphonic masterpiece that was LAST KISS AT THE PLAINS HOTEL.

Jason Hopfner is back again to tie up a busy year at WNCL HQ, unveiling the classically constructed epic LISTEN TO MY 45 already aired by MARY ANNE HOBBS on Xfm and described by BEN UFO as "lovely. gorgeous. slick. buff. etc." ... and who are we to disagree.

Just do what it says on the tin and then flip over for GHOST BABY - yet another fine example from Hopfner's rich and varied production cannon, melding super cool minimalism with party breaks.

WNCL009A: KNOWING LOOKS_Listen to My 45 by WNCL Recordings

WNCL009B: KNOWING LOOKS_Ghost Baby by WNCL Recordings

30 November 2011

TRUANTS Q&A
















Following on from my set at last week's Corsica party, I answered some questions for Amsterdam bloggers, TRUANTS

LINK
TRUANTS Q&A

29 November 2011

SHADES OF GREY
















SHADES OF GREY will be hosting an after party at Plan B, Brixton following the PLASTIKMAN gig at Brixton Academy this Friday...

I'll be in the basement from 3.30-4.30am. Here's the low-down...

DATE: Friday 2nd December
VENUE: Plan B
ADDRESS: 418 Brixton Road  London SW9 7AY
NR TUBE: Brixton (Victoria Line)
TIME: 10pm - 7am
PRICE: £9.00 on the door
LINK: Resident Advisor
LINK: Facebook
MAIN ROOM: Sigha, Dexter Kane, Owen Howells
BASEMENT: WNCL,Warsnare, Laylo, Trinomic, Mr Luna & Deadbit, Fybe

Hope to see you there...

23 November 2011

CHURCH vs TRUANTS
















Amsterdam bloggers, TRUANTS, are in town this week, throwing a free party at Corsica. I'll be warming up Room 2 for them from 11pm...

DATE: Thursday 24th November
VENUE: Corsica Studios
ADDRESS: 4/5 Elephant Road, London, SE17 1LB
NR TUBE: Elephant & Castle
TIME: 11pm - 3am
ROOM 1: DJ Rum (2nd Drop), James Fox (Well Rounded)
ROOM 2: WNCL, Guy Andrews (Hemlock), Optimum (Planet Mu)
ENTRY: Free


Hope to see you there...


21 November 2011

WNCL008 - In Shops Now
















In your shops now..

LABEL: WNCL Recordings
CAT NO: WNCL008
ARTIST: Ultramarine
SIDE A: Acid
SIDE B: Butch
FORMAT: 10" vinyl / download
RELEASE DATE: Monday 21st November

Single of the week at SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE

Reviewed on JUNO PLUS

Vinyl purchases come with free mp3 download bundle over at SURUS

CLIPS

  WNCL008A: ULTRAMARINE_Acid by WNCL Recordings

  WNCL008B: ULTRAMARINE_Butch by WNCL Recordings

19 November 2011

SAY WHAT? E.P
















NEW KANADA, the label headed by minimal techno whizz, Adam Marshall, play host to the next WNCL release this week...

LABEL: New Kanada
CAT.NO: NK030
ARTIST: West Norwood Cassette Library
A1: Say What?
A2: Flashlight
B1: Flashlight (Adam Marshall No Air Mix)
FORMAT: 12" vinyl / digital
RELEASE: In shops now!

Nice review on LITTLE WHITE EARBUDS here

Showcased on BEN UFO's latest Rinse FM show here

Check the clips on Soundcloud

  Say What? [snippet] by New Kanada

  Flashlight [snippet] by New Kanada

  Flashlight (Adam Marshall's No Air remix) [snippet] by New Kanada

07 November 2011

WNCL PODCAST











MYPODCAST, the current host of the WNCL Podcast page, is shutting down for business at the end of November. There are 31 of my mixtapes available to download, dating from 2007 to present.

I'm sure I'll upload them all again in the future but, for now, grab 'em while you can...

LINK
WNCL PODCAST

02 November 2011

NATIVE
















Back on deck for old Brixton family friends, NATIVE, (previously known as FREEDEM SOUNDS).

EVENT: Native
VENUE: Plan B (basement), Brixton
DATE: Thursday 3rd November
PRICE: £3 / Free for students
DJ's: WNCL / Duct / Native Residents

Hope to see you in the basement. Let's get moody...

LINK
NATIVE ON RESIDENT ADVISOR 

DJ C - FUNK SO RUBBER
















WNCL favourite, DJ C, the man behind WNCL 002 - Jump Up and Bounce, has just completed a pure acid mixtape available from his MASHIT blog page where he tells us

Those acid sounds which developed in the ’80s Chicago house movement, and continued to evolve throughout the ’90s worldwide, are still a major influence on bouncy tunes today. I’m always a sucker for a good tweaked out acid line and this mix encapsulates some of my favorite rubbery tracks throughout the ages


In amongst the 303 heavy tracklist is WNCL008 - Ultramarine "Butch". Check it.

LINK
DJ C: THE FUNK SO RUBBER MIXTAPE 

28 October 2011

OONST
















On deck at Oonst in Shoreditch this Friday...

EVENT: Oonst
VENUE: Upstairs at The Horse & Groom, Curtain Road, Shoreditch
DATE: Friday 28th October
PRICE: Free b4 10pm / £4 b4 Midnight / £5 after
DJ's: WNCL / Casino Times / Oonst Residents

LINK
OONST ON RESIDENT ADVISOR

27 October 2011

WNCL008 - Test Press
















Slight delay with full artwork copies, now due in shops on Monday 14th November.

In the meantime, for the heads, collectors, vinyl junkies and impatient amongst you, there's a small handful of white label, 10" test press vinyls available now, exclusively from the WNCL / Surus store

LINK
WNCL / SURUS

26 October 2011

KARENN
















Read more on the KARENN phenomenon over at XLR8R today.

Also, look out for their forthcoming 3-track 12" vinyl only release on their own brand new label, WORKS THE LONG NIGHTS.

For those of you that haven't heard it yet, here's a clip of their debut outing, remixing WNCL's "Get Lifted"

  WNCL006B: WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY_Get Lifted (Karenn Remix) by WNCL Recordings

LINKS
XLR8R FEATURE
WORKS THE LONG NIGHTS

LEISUREWARE - Hippodrome
















LEISUREWARE, part of the FILL YER BOOTS collective, has just turned in yet another super deep podcast for Romanian blog, HIPPODROME.

Expect the usual exquisite track selection (check his other mixes out on the FYB blog) including a preview of WNCL008, "Acid" by Ultramarine...

LINKS
HIPPODROME PODCAST
FILL YER BOOTS 
WNCL008 

23 October 2011

FACT - New Talent














West Norwood Cassette Library is given "New Talent" status over at FACT magazine this month. Check the Q&A over at their website...

LINK
FACT Q&A

SONIC ROUTER - October







Our good friends over at SONIC ROUTER have been showing an overwhelming amount of support for the WNCL cause recently.

Their latest bi-monthly show on Hivemind FM features the recent Don Froth and WNCL releases




Their monthly podcast in conjunction with Bleep.com also features the Don Froth release, which you can download HERE

...and finally, the latest guest mix on their website comes courtesy of T-POLAR which also features the latest West Norwood Cassette Library / Don Froth releases



As always, many thanks and much love to the Sonic Router crew

TROPICAL - RA Pics
















Thanks again to the TROPICAL gang for a great night last weekend in Leeds. It was a great night and a real honour to warm up for COSMIN TRG. Catch the pics over at Resident Advisor...

LINKS
RA PICS 

16 October 2011

ULTRAMARINE - Find A Way

















Latest addition to the WNCL stable, ULTRAMARINE, are back with a vengeance. Forthcoming 7" release, Find A Way, on REAL SOON (run by one half of Ultramarine, Paul Hammond) is already receiving well-deserved rave reviews:

... as earthy and organic, feels very much (a)live and seems as influenced by outer-city life as ever before. What it isn't, though, is techno. Refreshing stuff...
Resident Advisor

... marks a stealthy return to recording following some recent live dates. The feel is coolly tropical ... Will this have you salivating in anticipation of the group's future work? Possibly, though Ultramarine are far too nice to be associated with anything as vulgar as saliva. 
Wire 

... although I suspect those of you that have already heard the clips of their trax for WNCL008 are already drooling.


Check the clips for the Real Soon 7"

  Ultramarine - Find A Way by Real Soon


  Ultramarine - Find A Way (Version) by Real Soon 

14 October 2011

TROPICAL
















On deck at Tropical in Leeds this Friday...

EVENT: Tropical x Inhabit
VENUE: Wire, Call Lane, Leeds
DATE: Friday 14th October
PRICE: £8 b4 12 / £10 after
DJ's: Cosmin TRG / Braiden / WNCL / Tropical and Inhabit DJs

LINK
TROPICAL on RESIDENT ADVISOR

08 October 2011

WNCL008
















LABEL: WNCL Recordings
CAT NO: WNCL008
ARTIST: Ultramarine
SIDE A: Acid
SIDE B: Butch
FORMAT: 10" vinyl / digital
RELEASE DATE: Monday 7th November

ULTRAMARINE have history. As far as track records go, theirs is as close to perfection as you can get ... but you can go knock yourself out on Google for that - we're not here to talk about yesterday.

Today, Ian Cooper and Paul Hammond give us ACID and BUTCH - two timeless trax with an eye on tomorrow ...

  WNCL008A: ULTRAMARINE_Acid by WNCL Recordings

  WNCL008B: ULTRAMARINE_Butch by WNCL Recordings

02 October 2011

FROTH UPDATE

DON FROTH is keeping busy in light of his recent release on WNCL Recordings. Balboa / Von (WNCL007) is now available on 10" vinyl and digital with the A side recently getting some great radio exposure...

MARY ANNE HOBBS ON XFM
DUBPRESSURE ON MINISTRY OF SOUND

...as well as being charted by 2562

2562 CHART FOR CLONE

His own label, FROTH'N RECORDS, has just put out a marvelous 7-track EP (7 tracks - now that's what I call a proper EP!) by mysterious artist JASON.

JASON ON DISCOGS

Keep up to date with the man and his many activities over at Froth's own site

DONFROTH.COM


01 October 2011

TRUANTS
















It's good to see the TRUANTS blog back online after a brief period of absence and re-adjustment. An even nicer surprise to see some kind words on WNCL amongst a rather handy round up of latest activity from Cassette Library HQ. Shouts to Immy & Co.

LINK
WNCL ON TRUANTS 

26 September 2011

NTS RADIO - Download
















You can listen to last night's FROM THE DEPTHS radio show on Soundcloud. First hour from me, final hour from host Charlie Drakeford...

TRACKLIST
BOBBY KONDERS - This Poem (Desire)
TITONTON DUVANTE - Avenues (2000 Black)
PARIAH - Left Unsaid (WNCL Remix) (Dubplate)
ASCON BATES - Natural Disaster (9 Volt)
DON FROTH - 10,000cc (Phonica White)
BLAWAN - Hollow It Out (Dubplate)
KNOWING LOOKS - Listen To My 45 (forthcoming WNCL Recordings)
WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY - Coming On Strong (Dubplate)
DJ ASSASSIN - Face In The Crowd (Cross Section)
CHRIS SIMMONDS - How I'm Feeling (Robsoul)
JAMES DUNCAN - 'D' Jam (Real Soon)
MILYOO - Biogram v2 (WNCL Remix) (WNCL Recordings)
PHOTON INC - Generate Power (Strictly Rhythm)
KNOWING LOOKS - Last Kiss at The Plains Hotel (WNCL Recordings)
DISTANCE - Feel Me (Chestplate)
WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY - Blonde on Blonde (Pearson Sound Remix) (Teal)
WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY - Blonde on Blonde (Teal)
Charlie Drakeford, From The Depths, Last Hour....

LINK
DOWNLOAD FROM THE DEPTHS

25 September 2011

NTS RADIO - From The Depths
















I'll be guesting on Charles Drakeford's FROM THE DEPTHS show tonight on NTS Radio...

From The Depths this week plays host to the owner of one of the most individual labels around. The owner of West Norwood Cassette Library will be performing an hour of sheer magic and witchcraft for all of you to soak in and appreciate.

This year the label has really stepped up their game, and they were pretty dope last year anyway. So now that it’s on some phase 5 level, it’s high time he came to NTS with a bag of records to satisfy all your unfathomable needs.

Tune in from 10pm - midnight, tonight on NTS Radio... 

LINK
INFO / LISTEN, NTS RADIO

19 September 2011

WNCL007 - Wire (Print)
















Not to be outdone, WNCL007, Don Froth's "Balboa" / "Von", gets a big up in the latest issue of WIRE magazine, once again, courtesy of The Muggs. Thanks, Joe!

WNCL006 - Mixmag (Print)
















Praise for WNCL006, Get Lifted, in this month's MIXMAG, courtesy of Joe Muggs

18 September 2011

WNCL005 - 2True Promo Mix
















L.A. producer CROMIE gets busy with a new mixtape featuring the WNCL remix of MILYOO's recently released Biogram v2 amongst other tasty trax.

Also check Cromie's forthcoming release - two excellent trax, What To Do and How I Know, on Boe Recordings' digital imprint, BOE DIGITS

LINKS
2TRUE PROMO MIX 
CROMIE ON BOE DIGITS 

15 September 2011

WNCL007 - Pre Order
















Vinyl is pressed, looking minty and in your shops from Monday.
Available to pre-order from the WNCL online store at SURUS


LINK
WNCL007 PRE-ORDER

07 September 2011

WNCL007 - Test Press
















... and for the heads that can't wait for the full release, a small number of test press 10" vinyl is available now exclusively from the WNCL online store.

LINK
WNCL ONLINE STORE 

WNCL007
















LABEL: WNCL Recordings
CAT NO: WNCL007
ARTIST: Don Froth
SIDE A: Balboa
SIDE B: Von
FORMAT: 10" vinyl / download
RELEASE DATE: Monday 19th September

L.A.’s DON FROTH has recently been busy remixing Catelepsia, engineering for DJ Harvey and releasing on his own Froth’N imprint, not to mention his larger-than-life, limited release “10,000cc” for Phonica Records.

Here he reminds us all that 138bpm is not yet a spent force. WNCL Recordings is proud to present BALBOA and VON - two trax offering super-fresh beats with exhaustingly endless twists and turns. Strictly for dancers.


CLIPS
WNCL007A: DON FROTH_Balboa by WNCL Recordings

WNCL007B: DON FROTH_Von by WNCL Recordings

WNCL006 - DJ Mag In Print


















WNCL featured in the 'Coming Up' section from this month's printed edition of DJ MAG


28 August 2011

WNCL - Online Store SALE

Allow me to play shopkeeper for a moment...

BACK CATALOGUE: 001-005 @ £5.99 UNTIL END AUGUST
WNCL001: WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY_What It Is
WNCL002: DJ C_Jump Up and Bounce
WNCL003: WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY_Mrs Fingers
WNCL004: KNOWING LOOKS_Abandoned Skip
WNCL005: MILYOO_Biogram v2

LATEST RELEASE: 006 @ £7.00
WNCL006: WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY_Get Lifted

NEXT RELEASE
WNCL007: DON FROTH_Balboa / Von
Look out for limited test press 10" vinyl soon...

VINYL
All purchases bundled with free digital downloads

DIGITAL
MP3 and FLAC formats available

Right, I'm done - thanks for listening...

STUDIOFEED - Knowing Looks
















In the basement with KNOWING LOOKS...

LINK
DOPESOUND

 

Knowing Looks from StudioFeed on Vimeo.

KERRI CHANDLER
















The Don....