24 December 2013

8 TRACK CARTRIDGE - DJ Mag
















...another of those guys who genuinely feels like an individual producer. His dusty, hard pumpin’ productions have been finding favour with all sorts of people...

Reviewed in the December edition of DJ Mag

23 December 2013

8 TRACK CARTRIDGE - XLR8R
















 
" ... marked by brittle drums, funky basslines, and jarring transitions, the music is bathed in luminous strains of bright, analog scuzz."

Latest review of the 8 Track Cartridge EP on XLR8R

20 December 2013

8 TRACK CARTRIDGE - Resident Advisor
















"...takes house revivalism on a wild ride through the gritty side streets of Chicago—heavy drums, bucking basslines and all."

Andrew Ryce with the lowdown on 8 Track Cartridge at RA

14 December 2013

MADTECH - 001-010
















Kerri Chandler's MADTECH label release a digital compilation of their first 10 releases on Monday 16th December, includes the WNCL remix of LAKOSA & iO's "Home Early".

Read all about it over at RA
Check the clips on SOUNDCLOUD



10 December 2013

8 TRACK CARTRIDGE - Stray Landings

















"These days House music is rarely this energetic..."

Nice review of the 8 Track Cartridge EP this week over at STRAY LANDINGS

09 December 2013

DON FROTH - Reflexed 12"
















"... a subtly left-of-center EP, but one that still has the power to upset drinks and thud chests ..."

DON FROTH's REFLEX EP came out in 2012 on UNO Records as a digital release with the promise of a vinyl follow up. Sadly, the record never emerged so Mr Froth took matters into his own hands and the REFLEXED EP is finally released on 12" vinyl on his own Froth'n Records imprint.

The 12" features the Anthony 'Shake' Shakir remix from the original release alongside a WNCL remix and 2 re-workings from the mighty Froth himself.

LINKS
REVIEW
CLIPS
BUY


08 December 2013

FACT - Data 70

















"Ambient music for raging metabolisms..."

DATA 70's recently released SPACE LOOPS: THE COMPLETE SESSIONS - a compilation of all 50 'space loops', previously released on 7" vinyl - makes it to No. 23 in the Top 50 Re-Issues of 2013 over at FACT

06 December 2013

RINSE FM
















In the guest mix slot for Hypercolour's show, Friday 6th December

TRACKLIST
J TIJN_Decimated #4 (WNCL Recordings)
KAMIKAZE SPACE PROGRAMME_Loose Change (WNCL Recordings)
SPATIAL_Right Now (WNCL Recordings)
PLASTIC SOUL_Holdin On (WNCL Recordings)
BOBBY CHAMPS_Stanton Shuffle (WNCL Recordings)
KEVIN McPHEE_The Blind Whirring of Machinery (WNCL Recordings)

DAMES BROWN_Super Fly (Underground Railroad)
AYBEE_Return to the Underground (Sounds of the Universe)
THE MOLE . Lockdown Party (Sprinkles Crossfaderama) (Perlon)
ANTHONY NAPLES . P o t (Probito)
VAPAUTEEN . Drawing Blood from a Stone (L.I.E.S)
PRIS . Blind (Resin)
J KENZO . TVR (Tempa)
PEARSON SOUND . Power Drumsss (Hessle Audio)
HNNY . Gymnastics (Local Talk)

SPECIAL AKA . Free Nelson Mandela (2 Tone)

AUDIO
Download from RINSE FM
Stream on SOUNDCLOUD



 

05 December 2013

MOXIE - Radio 1
















Shout to MOXIE for dropping "Acid Jazz" on her Radio 1 stint for "In New DJ's We Trust" this week...

AUDIO
TRACKLIST



04 December 2013

TURF
















Cambridge crew, 'ear dis...

EVENT: Turf
DATE: Thursday 5th December
VENUE: Fez Club, Cambridge
PRICE: £8 / 9 / 10.00
DJ's: West Norwood Cassette Library / Tessela / Paul Woolford South London Ordnance

LINKS
FACEBOOK
TICKETS

01 December 2013

8 TRACK CARTRIDGE E.P















It's here at last...

ARTIST: West Norwood Cassette Library
TITLE: 8 Track Cartridge
LABEL: Hypercolour
CAT NO: HYP035
FORMAT: 2 x 12" vinyl / Digital
RELEASE DATE: Monday 2nd December 2013

TRACKLIST
A1: Acid Jazz
A2: (We Have to Live) In the Future
B1: Vibrations
B2: Innervisions
C1: Bubble
C2: Roots
D1: Body Rock
D2: Time Loops

STREAM
You can stream it exclusively this week at RA 

29 November 2013

8 TRACK CARTRIDGE - Juno Plus

















" ... leftfield leanings with a razor-sharp instinct for what sounds can engender a good time." 

The WNCL double pack on Hypercolour is just around the corner. Oli Warwick gives it the once over at JUNO PLUS

GUEST MIX - Dummy
















DUMMY host the latest WNCL guest mix - some of my personal favourites from the last 25 years of House music.

Read the interview at DUMMY
Download the mix at SOUNDCLOUD
Featured on XLR8R
Featured on FACT


PETE TONG II

















The Tong strikes again with recent Radio 1 airplay of "(We Have To Live) In The Future" from the forthcoming 8 TRACK CARTRIDGE EP on Hypercolour.

Check the show HERE


23 November 2013

XLR8R - Acid Jazz (Bonus Beats)

















"West Norwood Cassette Library will add another notch to his belt early next month with the 8 TRACK CARTRIDGE EP. Seeing a release via Hypercolour, the double-12" effort gathers up eight tunes including ACID JAZZ, the "Bonus Beats" version of which is offered here..."

Read more at XLR8R
Free download on SOUNDCLOUD



22 November 2013

CABIN
















On deck tonight!

EVENT: Cabin
DATE: Friday 22nd November
VENUE: Rhythm Factory, London
TIME: 11.30pm - 6am
PRICE: £5.00
DJ's: Cooly G / West Norwood Cassette Library / Dance / Residents

LINKS
RESIDENT ADVISOR
FACEBOOK

17 November 2013

WNCL017 - In Shops Now

















WNCL017 - the 4 track EP by Plastic Soul - is in your shops now on vinyl. The digital release is available from Monday (18th November).

ORDER (VINYL + Free mp3 Bundle): BANDCAMP


PRECISE MASTERING
















PRECISE MASTERING is the Cassette Library's dream team mastering house of choice. They have taklen care of duties for the WNCL Recordings label since the release of WNCL004 ... and they have just updated their website.

Check it HERE

14 November 2013

GUEST MIX - Immersed Audio

















IMMERSED AUDIO is a blog that has now switched focus on the physical product. I've just done a mixtape covering 25 years of House Music, taking one track from each year starting at 1988.

Download the audio and get the full tracklist HERE

09 November 2013

PETE TONG
















PETE TONG dropped "Body Rock" from the forthcoming 8 Track Cartridge EP on Hypercolour, on his Radio 1 show last night.

Pete Tong got power ... audio and tracklist HERE


03 November 2013

STRAY LANDINGS - Interview
















In conversation with Theo Darston-Moore over at STRAY LANDINGS

30 October 2013

LAURENT GARNIER

















Legendary LAURENT GARNIER airs my track, "(We Have To Live) In The Future", from the fothcoming "8 Track Cartridge" EP on Hypercolour, on the latest episode of his IT IS WHAT IT IS radio show. This makes me very happy.

"We're going to finish the show on a high note this week, with a brand new track from a new EP - it's not released yet, it will be I think in December on Hypercolour - the 'maxi' by West Norwood Cassette Library. Here's a guy with a supercharged disco house sound between Todd Terry, UK Garage, Italo-Disco and breakbeat. But all at the same time. You're going to hear: it's super-festive, it's super-happy, and it's going to make you finish the show on a crazy high ... I'll leave you with the track called 'We Have To Live In the Future' - that's quite deep, right?"

Catch it on SoundCloud

26 October 2013

WNCL017
















Coming up next on the WNCL Recordings label...

Plastic Soul is a collaborative project between Paul Bateman and Bob Bhamra - two old friends with a penchant for procrastination that makes My Bloody Valentine look like Stock, Aitken and Waterman. After several years of to and fro, WNCL017 is finally in the bag...

LABEL: WNCL Recordings
CAT NO: WNCL017
ARTIST: Plastic Soul
FORMAT: 12" vinyl / Digital
RELEASE DATE: Monday 11th November 2013

TRACKLIST
A1: I Got It
A2: Holdin' On
B1: Mint Imperial
B2: Body Form

ORDER (VINYL + Free mp3 Bundle): BANDCAMP



FABRIC 73

















BEN SIMS is on mix duty for FABRIC 73, due for release in December with a tracklist featuring J TIJN's "U U U" from his recent WNCL EP

INFO HERE
PRE-ORDER HERE
WNCL016

 




Mr Sims also uses the spoken word intro from WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY's "Get Lifted" to kick off his radio promo mix at MIXCLOUD 


17 October 2013

WNCL003 - Fact Top 50
















"...a swampy cut straight out the top pocket"

WNCL003, West Norwood Cassette Library "Mrs Fingers", scrapes into the '50 Greatest 10" Records of FACT's Lifetime' this month.


ORDER (VINYL + Free mp3 Bundle): BANDCAMP


MOX - 8 Track Cartridge
















MOX reports on the forthcoming 8 Track Cartridge EP release on Hypercolour...um, very enthusiastically...

Check it HERE

14 October 2013

8 TRACK CARTRIDGE
















8 TRACK CARTRIDGE - my forthcoming 8-track double 12" pack for Hypercolour due for release in December - has hit the newstands today. Get the lowdown from

FACT
JUNO PLUS
KNOBS
RESIDENT ADVISOR
XLR8R

...or hear it from the horse's mouth in this recent interview between Rinse FM's Plastician and Hypercolour boss man, Jamie Russell


03 October 2013

PARTY 2.0
















PARTY 2.0 aim to throw parties with a view to raising funds for various social projects. The first event will be in support of REPREZENT FM and is curated by Cassette Library favourite Martha Pazienti-Caidan, who hosts the station's FORECAST show.

...andf that's not good enough, WNCL family member DON FROTH is in town from LA and will be joining us, supporting headliner COOLY G.

More details on FACEBOOK
Early bird tickets at EVENTBRITE


DON FROTH - LWE Review
















DON FROTH's REFLEXED EP - featuring remixes from Anthony 'Shake' Shakir and WNCL plus 2 mixes by the Froth himself - gets the review treatment over at Little White Earbuds.

Read it HERE

ULTRAMARINE - New LP
















ULTRAMARINE, stars of WNCL008 and general all-round legends, are back with their first long player in 15 years. THIS TIME LAST YEAR is absolutely delicious and is out on Real Soon records now...


SUNRAY - Full Circle
















SUNRAY - the brainchild of Jon Chambers (co-conspirator in DATA 70) follows up last month's 7" single with his 3rd full length album release, FULL CIRCLE.

This LP also includes the previously released BABY HONEY with yours truly on drums and bass duties...


01 October 2013

KSP - Dubwars TV
















Who is KAMIKAZE SPACE PROGRAMME? Find out straight from the horse's mouth in this great interview over at DUBWARS TV...


ORDER WNCL015  (VINYL + Free mp3 Bundle): BANDCAMP



23 September 2013

BOXWORK
















BOXWORK is getting busy - he's playing at Fabric on 22nd November and has a fantastic 3 tracker coming out soon on Well Rounded Housing Projects

Right now, you can grab the mixtape he's just unleashed for Southport Weekender, featuring West Norwood Cassette Library's "Bubble" (forthcoming Hypercolour) in the tracklist...

Read all about it HERE
Stream it HERE

SUNRAY - Take Me There
















SUNRAY (aka Jon Chambers aka the other half of DATA70) release a new 7" single on Jon's own STRAWBERRY RECORDING Co. imprint.

A side, TAKE ME THERE is described as a "...head-spinning slice of psych pop" but, for my money, the real treat is GOLDEN DAWN, on the flip, which sees Jon getting his acoustic and orchestral freak on.

...and if you squint at the front cover, that's yours truly behind the drum stool!




Read all about it HERE
Buy the single HERE

14 September 2013

WNCL016 - Resident Advisor


"...his first outing for WNCL shows a subtler side, his austere techno mellowed by—whisper it—melodies..."

RESIDENT ADVISOR give the new J Tijn EP the 4/5 treatment...

ORDER (VINYL + Free mp3 Bundle): BANDCAMP


09 September 2013

DON FROTH - Tunnel Vision
















DON FROTH, long time cassette library family member, recently had his wonderful Re-flex EP released digitally on UNO records. When the vinyl didn't surface, the Don took things in his own hands and prepared something special for his own FROTH'N imprint.

Froth offers up two new mixes of REFLEX and TUNNEL VISION with remixes of each track, respectively, from Anthony 'Shake' Shakir and West Norwood Cassette Library.


CLIPS on SOUNDCLOUD
NEWS on JUNO PLUS and SONIC ROUTER

GEIOM - Wigflex Mix
















GEIOM repping some of the latest WNCL releases in his new mix for the WIGFLEX crew


07 September 2013

GUEST MIX - Wifey
















WIFEY host the latest West Norwood Cassette Library guest mix

Bob’s flawless mix for us is driven by a jacking house groove weaving its way throughout. Along its path it bumps into everything from bossa nova to bassy techno, via fragments of classic soul, acid and library music. Despite the unique mix of flavours Bob brings, he never lets go of the pulse for long. It’s a set we won’t get bored of any time soon.



Read all about it at WIFEY
Stream it at MIXCLOUD
Download it HERE

TRACKLIST 1. THE SMALL FACES . Happiness Stan (Intro) (Immediate)
2. COLE MEDINA . House Feels So Good (Licorice Delight)
3. JURNY . Only When I’m Dreaming (No More Hits)
4. ANTHONY NAPLES . Faceless (RAD)
5. VAX 1 . It’s All I Can Give (Les Disques Superfriends)
6. J. TIJN . Flat (forthcoming WNCL Recordings)
7. ULTRAMARINE . Passwords (forthcoming Real Soon)
8. ENSEMBLE SCALECTRIK . Pharaos Groove (Fat Cat)
9. MM / KM . Bust A Move (Trilogy Tapes)
10. AQUARIAN FOUNDATION . Mystery Track (Going Good)
11. ZENWAN . Behold a Pale Horse (Dubplate)
12. SYCLOPS . Jump Bugs (Running Back)
13. ASUSU . Velez (Livity Sound)
14. GOLDFFINCH . The Volume (Saigon)
15. RUMAH . Stutter (Church)
16. CEO . Kannit (Dubplate)
17. DELROY EDWARDS . White Owl (L.I.E.S)
18. ANTHONY SHAKE SHAKIR . Drummer Downstairs (Fit Sound)
19. KAMIKAZE SPACE PROGRAMME . Radio (Dubplate)
20. PANGAEA . Viaduct (Hadal)
21. WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY . Bubble (forthcoming Hypercolour)
22. ARTO MWAMBE . Btwo (Permanent Vacation)

DOGS LOVE J TIJN



It's a fact...

ORDER (VINYL + Free mp3 Bundle): BANDCAMP


WNCL016 - Digital

WNCL016 is now available as a digital release. Also check the following...

J Tijn's top picks at WASABEAT
J Tijn's latest mixtape for DSNT


WNCL016 - DJ Mag


















The latest printed issue of DJ magazine ran not one but two reviews of the J TIJN EP on WNCL Recordings.

"...out of nowhere he instantly makes everything OK in the world"
Bass reviews page

"Much like a castrated pitbull, this EP may look on first glance like a terrifying beast..."
Dubstep reviews page 

ORDER (VINYL + Free mp3 Bundle): BANDCAMP


 

31 August 2013

AME - Basic Track
















SONIC ROUTER invited me to contribute to their "vouch" series - I plumped for one of my favourite stripped back House tracks courtesy of Ame

Read it HERE

BOOK AND RECORD BAR II
















OPENING TODAY

South London crew show your support for the launch of a brand new second hand book and record store in West Norwood. I popped down this morning and it looks fantastic. I'll be back at 4pm this afternoon to spin some tunes and check out the other djs and bands playing....

All details HERE

24 August 2013

WNCL016

















Are you ready for the next one?

LABEL: WNCL Recordings
CAT NO: WNCL016
ARTIST: J. Tijn
FORMAT: 12" vinyl / digital

RELEASE DATE
VINYL: Monday 24th August
DIGITAL (JUNO EXCLUSIVE): From Monday 24th August
DIGITAL (GENERAL RELEASE): From Monday 2nd September

TRACKLIST 
A1: Flat
A2: Cuthbert, Dibble Grub
B1: U U U
B2: Decimated #4

We all know by now that J. Tijn can make it bang. His wonderful excursions on Pennyroyal and Turbo are testament to that. On this 4 track EP, however, Tijn shows that there's more to this boy than straight-up, tear-out techno...

ORDER (VINYL + Free mp3 Bundle): BANDCAMP

CLIPS over at SOUNDCLOUD 
REVIEW at HYPONIK
REVIEW at JUNO PLUS


BOOK AND RECORD BAR
















Books and records - two of my favourite things...

The good news is that THE BOOK AND RECORD BAR open up for business in West Norwood this weekend, kicking things off with a host of activities.

I'll be showing my support for the local venture by playing some tunes in-store on Saturday afternoon (31st August)

Read all about it...
HYPONIK
FACT
THE VINYL FACTORY
SUBSPOIL
FACEBOOK

FABRIC LIVE
















Back in Room 3 at Fabric this Friday for the SONIC ROUTER gang.
Get the full lowdown HERE

TEN YEARS OF SW4

















I can't say I've ever been but, in any case, the Clapham Common festival SW4 celebrates 10 years this summer with a double CD release, featuring the WNCL remix of Groove Armada's "Pull Up"

Read all about it HERE

DATA 70 - Space Loops (CD)

















DATA 70 "Space Loops: The Complete Sessions" was released as a digipack CD on July 1st. Previously only available on a series of 3 volumes of 7" singles, the compilation pulls together all 50 one-minute loops.

Here's what the press said...

One long, fuzzily fragile, ever-orbiting tone poem  MOJO

Wistful, quirky and very, very beautiful  Q

Charming and often a little dippy  RECORD COLLECTOR

A series of drones that lift you into the stratosphere  SHINDIG!

Everyone is a pure and lovely miniature  UNCUT

A miniature world of bright pulses and crackling drones  WIRE

BUY direct from the Enraptured Records site
CLIPS over at SoundCloud
INTERVIEW in Issue 3 of Electronic Sound
CHARTS for Phonica Records

KSP - Reprezent FM
















KAMIKAZE SPACE PROGRAMME discusses his recent WNCL release and turns in a splendid guest mix for Martha's deservedly well-acclaimed FORECAST show on REPREZENT FM


Check it out HERE


25 July 2013

_ _ _ _ ; FREE PARTY IX














I'll be on deck next at midnight this Saturday for a party that's either called "_ _ _ _" or "Unknown LDN", I'm not really sure.

Anyway, it's at The Lightbox in Vauxhall and it's free to get in. The special headliner has been announced and it's none other than the legend that is Roy Davis Jnr.

To get free entrance, you need to register HERE

Read all about it over at FACT

 

18 July 2013

WNCL PODCAST GANG

The recent stars of WNCL Recordings supplying you with a whole bunch of mixtape goodies this month...

















WNCL012: KEVIN McPHEE
Latest in the podcast series from XLR8R

















WNCL013: BOBBY CHAMPS
A seasonal 'hands in the air' mix according to i-D

















WNCL014: SPATIAL
Interview and mixtape for LITTLE WHITE EARBUDS














  

 
WNCL015: KAMIKAZE SPACE PROGRAMME
A reminder to check his mix for STRAY LANDINGS