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4 weeks ago
Gottwood 2014
Thursday 19th June 2014
Announcing its full lineup for 2014 in a move that pits the likes of the prolific Gerd Janson, Margaret Dygas, DJ Format, DJ Die and Appleblim, up against Calibre, Crazy P Soundsystem, Dense & Pika, Max Cooper (live), Craig Richards, Kris Wadsworth, PBR Streetgang, Maribou State, Ralph Lawson and Tale of Us plus so many more in its intimate forest setting, Gottwood?s annual celebration of the electronic underground makes an indelible impression.

A well-kept secret with a real kick, Gottwood was the smallest festival with the biggest buzz in 2013, and with tickets flying for this year?s Fifth Chapter it?s looking like another sellout success. This year, Running Back label boss Gerd Janson joins the party and Berghain?s best kept secret Margaret Dygas invites us aboard her minimal low slung rollercoaster.

Meticulous producer Max Cooper brings a live set, as does techno evolutionary Stephan Bodzin. Seminal drum?n?bass head Calibre will be joined by MC DRS, long standing Fabric mainstay Craig Richards makes an appearance, and techno tour de force Dense & Pika play live. 2020 Vision?s own Ralph Lawson, Berlin techno nuts Tale of Us, Detroit face Kris Wadsworth and resident of Berlin?s Panorama Bar Prosumer also get in on the action.

British hip hop luminary and turntablist DJ Format makes a stand, Munich techno prodigy Marco Zenker will play an analogue live show, Avatism brings his own brand of dark moody Italian electronica, high-energy collective Crazy P Soundsystem return, and Session Victim pull together jazz, hip hop and house influences in their live set.

Gottwood welcomes back the unstoppable Maribou State and online phenomenon and respected DJ collective Eton Messy for the second year in a row. Gang Colours provides ambient electronica, Bonobo tour support act Werkha brings a discerning selection of cuts, and catch James Welsh, beat fanatic and Compost Records star Jay Shepheard, heritage act Zero 7 (Dj) and XLR8R and Rinse FM linchpin Mr Beatnick in full effect.

The collaborative programming concept has allowed Gottwood to invite the finest and most influential promoters from around the UK and Europe to become a part of the festival. Two new hosts come to Gottwood, with London?s Percolate joining neighbours Future Disco, Nixwax and Tief, and Bristol?s Shapes joining the ranks alongside Hypercolour, Eton Messy, Fiftyone:27, Futureboogie and Real Nice. Then there?s SoC x Selective Hearing, and Hit & Run from Edinburgh and Manchester, Back To Basics, Brotherhood Soundsystem and Louche from Leeds, Waxxx from Liverpool, Newcastle?s Jaunt, Wigflex from Nottingham, Oxford?s Boxford, plus Munich?s SVS Records.

A unique and very special boutique festival celebrating some of the most diverse sounds of the underground, Gottwood is a jewel of a festival in the summer calendar returning in 2014 for Chapter Five.

It?s come a long way in the last four years, but Gottwood is still small, boutique and independent. Expect no sponsors, no corporate'ness' and no egos, just four days of underground electronic music in the depths of a Welsh forest?

See you there.


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Pitchfork

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2 days ago
weekend #longread: @cmolanphy's I Know You Got Soul: The Trouble With Billboard?s R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

Articles: I Know You Got Soul: The Trouble With Billboard?s R&B/Hip-Hop Chart




A new methodology has rendered Billboard's R&B chart a shell of its former self, replete with dubious racial and cultural ...




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Ben Sims

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2 days ago
Catch me to tonight on the mighty @RinseFM midnight session!

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From early formative days earning his stripes spinning hip hop, house and rave on pirate radio, and at parties around Essex and East London, through the 90?s as an ever more in demand DJ, and on into the new millennium as a label boss, producer and internationally recognised techno legend in his own right, Ben Sims has spent all his conscious lif...




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New album from Johann Johannsson
A real mix feast with this program, but no Easter eggs. You'll hear the latest from my favourite Icelandic composer; three pieces sent in from the audience; some Khmer pop meet local hip-hop; and other dark treats.


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Hip-Hop Culture and the Growing Threat of Police Violence #WakeUp http://www.counterpunch.org/?p=65704


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RedBullMusicAcademy

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1 week ago
Best thing you'll read today: @noz talks to the founder of hip hop's greatest underground mag. http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/magazine/murder-dog-interview

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Interview: Murder Dog?s Black Dog Bone on Hip Hop?s Most Successful Underground Magazine | Red Bull Music Academy




The Sri Lankan founder of Murder Dog tells how a small Bay Area magazine became one of hip hop?s most influential reads.




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Pitchfork

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7 days ago
I Know You Got Soul: The Trouble With Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart, by @cmolanphy

Articles: I Know You Got Soul: The Trouble With Billboard?s R&B/Hip-Hop Chart




In its heyday, Billboard's R&B chart credibly reflected the tastes of the genre's core fans, paving the way for artists ...




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Vive Hip Hop #ClassWar http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/04/08/18753811.php


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RedBullMusicAcademy

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1 week ago
In the midst of turbulent political times, Mali's rappers are the country's loudest voices -- http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/magazine/mali-rap-feature #mag #Grin223

The Voice of the Voiceless: An In-Depth Portrait of Mali?s Hip Hop Scene | Red Bull Music Academy




At a moment when music?s political value seems like a thing of the past, hip hop in Mali is at the center of a discussion about democracy, globalisation and tra




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"We're the voice of the voiceless." An in-depth portrait of Mali's hip hop scene -- http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/magazine/mali-rap-feature #mag

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The Voice of the Voiceless: An In-Depth Portrait of Mali?s Hip Hop Scene | Red Bull Music Academy




At a moment when music?s political value seems like a thing of the past, hip hop in Mali is at the center of a discussion about democracy, globalisation and tra




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Urthboy

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1 week ago
No good bloody hip hop guys and their cancer research.


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Hau Latukefu

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2 weeks ago
Yeah bro, lock in! RT @KingFD3S Oh shit hiphop show is on, tuning into @hauiebeast on @triplej


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Apr 19th 14 - SATURDAY APRIL 19TH: GLITTERATI STARRIN
2014-04-19
Saturday APRIL 19TH: GLITTERATI Starring DJ METRO!

RSVP DEAL: Ladies FREE All Night | Men 10pm - 11:30pm Reduced After

There's a place where only the fashionable party. The trendsetters. The who's who of nightlife. This is the GLITTERATI, and they all come to play at NIKKI! Join the nightlife elite and mingle with the city's beautiful crowd while dancing to the sexy sounds of DJ METRO! Get your hottest outfit ready. It's going to be a night you'll never forget ;)

2 Floors of Music! LIVE Video-Mixing!
Starring: DJ METROPlus Residents: WRECK | DJ TRAKO & IVANMAIN ROOM: Progressive House | Electro | Top 40 | Trap | Hip-HopVIP SUITE: Top 40 | Global, Tropical Beats

PROPER ATTIRE IS A MUST | DRESS CODE STRICTLY ENFORCED
(Gym shoes, work boots, baseball caps, plain t-shirts or polo shirts, shorts, flats, flip-flops or baggy attire will not be permitted).
Dress code restrictions are at the discretion of the Door Manager and pertain not merely to articles of clothing: but more importantly to style and execution. Dress code subject to change without prior notification.


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Apr 5th 14 - SATURDAY APRIL 5TH: PLAY BALL! CUBS VS
2014-04-05
Saturday APRIL 5TH: PLAY BALL! CUBS VS SOX Party! Starring DJ JEM

RSVP DEAL: Ladies FREE All Night | Men 10pm - 11:30pm Reduced After

Who is the BEST Chicago baseball team? The Cubs? The Sox? Wear your favorite Chicago baseball team's jersey & show your pride! Dance the night away to the sultry sounds of the uber-talented DJ JEM! 2 floors of music will have you and your crew dancing til 5am! Did we mention the sexy Nikki Dolls will wear their baseball gear? Don't Miss it!

2 Floors of Music! LIVE Video-Mixing!
Starring: DJ JEMPlus Residents: WRECK | DJ TRAKO & IVANMAIN ROOM: Progressive House | Electro | Top 40 | Trap | Hip-HopVIP SUITE: Top 40 | Global, Tropical Beats

PROPER ATTIRE IS A MUST | DRESS CODE STRICTLY ENFORCED
(Gym shoes, work boots, baseball caps, plain t-shirts or polo shirts, shorts, flats, flip-flops or baggy attire will not be permitted).
Dress code restrictions are at the discretion of the Door Manager and pertain not merely to articles of clothing: but more importantly to style and execution. Dress code subject to change without prior notification.


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Zion I
16th May 2014
The Independent, 628 Divisadero St.,
This duo of genre-bender pride has made a name for itself on the Bay Area scene by successfully mixing spiritualism and hip-hop. Oakland's MC Zumbi and DJ/producer Amp Live blend hip-hop and trip-hop beats with lyrics focused on a message of unity, hope, and spiritual awareness. After a couple of indie hits, the duo slowly made inroads while opening for rap royalty like De La Soul, Rakim, and Run-D.M.C. Their debut album, Mind Over Matter, was released in May of 2000 and features collaborations with fellow Bay Area rappers Rasco, Planet Asia, and the Grouch. Although Zion I operates out of Berkeley, the group was originally formed in Atlanta, making their music difficult to classify as strictly West Coast hip-hop. Their musical style makes them even harder to define. With a style that borrows from hip-hop, trance, drum'n'bass, and reggae, Zion I's style is equally mystical and mystifying.

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Jeremy Ellis and Applied Pressure
2014-04-12
Holy Mountain, 617 E. Seventh St.,
Jeremy Ellis has garnered attention across genres and continents, dazzling crowds with his unique live performances. In what has been described as the "greatest live use of a drum machine", Ellis is among the elite in live finger-drumming/pad-mashing. The Detroit native comes from a jazz-funk piano background that creeps out in his production as well. Jeremy Ellis pushes the envelope musically, both live and in-studio. For its 3 year anniversary, Applied Pressure has taken on a new project, recreating and reinterpreting DJ Shadow's iconic, "Endtroducing". Incorporating drums, synth, samples, bass guitar, and scratching into the live arena, the project is an extremely meaningful and ambitious one. "Endtroducing" is a common thread among the members, striking a chord as one of the first instrumental hip-hop records to break the boundaries of traditional, loop-based production. DJ Tats stands the test of time, as a pioneer in Austin's handfull of true turntablists. Dabbling in intrumental hip-hop, experimental, psych, IDM, prog rock, hip-hop, etc....Tats' sets are a true journey into sound.

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The Bloody Beetroots
29th May 2014
The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave.,
Imagine the love child of the Misfits and Daft Punk; the act of conception would be grisly, but what a mighty offspring their union would generate. A formidable figure a la Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, the polymath and producer behind the Bloody Beetroots. While Bloody Beetroots burst on to the scene in 2007, Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo did not spring forth from the godhead fully formed. Born in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, in 1977, our hero started young, studying classical guitar and learning to sight read via the traditional solfge method (you know ‚?" like "Do Re Mi" in The Sound of Music). But his imagination was fired by other sources: The raw energy of punk and rockabilly music; the vibrant images and outrageous storylines of comics by Max Bunker, Benito Jacovitti, and especially Tanino Liberatore, creator of the cyberpunk RanXerox. "The secret is tying up thoughts and visions via the process called music," says Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo of his distinct aesthetic. "I'm a grown child who enjoys reading comic books of the 1970s, who never stops dreaming, and listening to punk and classical music. I'm disciplined and undisciplined at the same time." These contradictions allow him to change at a moment's notice, and eschew established patterns. "Unlike many of my colleagues, I hate to read biographies of those who did music and arts," he adds. "I prefer to watch, understand, and analyze the world by myself. My taste has to be influenced by something that is not art. I love to be struck by life." Nevertheless, as a youth Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo served his time in the culture trenches. After years of studying Chopin, Beethoven, and Debussy, he cast off the straightjacket of classical music-while still retaining its hard-earned lessons-and turned his attention to reconciling the new world of samplers and electronic music with his affinity for punk and '80s new wave. Pushing himself as a budding producer, performer and multi-instrumentalist, he embarked on a decade of variegated projects that Rifo now affectionately refers to as "exercises." Starting with his 1997 debut, a production for Northern Italian hip-hop stars Da Fam, he tore through genres like a child shredding gift wrap on Christmas morning: Film soundtracks, house, drum and bass, trip-hop, and more. As the climax of this dizzying string of well-received collaborations, he initiated his first genuine solo project, an electro-punk band with revolutionary visual style: Bob Rifo's Gang. At the instigation of his colleague Tommy Tea-his on-stage partner and longtime minister of propaganda- Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo then created Bloody Beetroots, an artistic alter-ego that would draw on all Rifo's experiences to date. Initially conceived as an all-inclusive way to package the live thrills of Bob Rifo's Gang with the excitement of dancing-till-dawn DJ after-party, the producer set to quickly establishing the Bloody Beetroots as a electronic musical entity in its own right. First up were "French Touch" icons Alex Gopher and Etienne de Crecy, who let Bloody Beetroots put their edgy, acid stamp on the respective tracks "The Game" and "Funk." With other French artists like Rin‚?ĘŇĹr‚?Ęse lining up for his services, within a single year Rifo cranked out 28 Bloody Beetroots remixes. But not to mark territory, so much as to respond to fellow artists from around the world, and poise Bloody Beetroots as a truly international sound. Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo is determined that this goal will remain central as the Bloody Beetroots star ascends, and their fame travels the globe. "I want to sit at the table with a Chinese person one day, and the next with an African, and the day after with a Vietnamese, and absorb their different cultures, to learn and to inspire myself and my music." In 2007, two pivotal releases pushed Bloody Beetroots to the next level. First, a vigorous overhaul of "Maniac," the percolating 1983 electro-pop smash from the soundtrack of Flashdance, an homage so inspired it won accolades from original composer Michael Sembello. Next up was "Discommunication," a futuristic disco redux of Timbaland's "Miscommunication." As original music and remixes by Bloody Beetroots began to bubble up in pop culture, via placement in episodes of CSI: Miami and prominent use in videogames, peers like Justice, Mstrkrft, Adam Freeland, and Martin Solveig were singing their praises in the press. Dim Mak founder Steve Aoki was an early, and passionate, convert: " The Bloody Beetroots is my favorite project right now. Bob?s remixes are some of my biggest bangers in my sets." He lost no time in snapping up Bloody Beetroots to release their Us debut, the Rombo Ep (with a full-length slated to follow soon). "The Ep summarizes much of my world," says Rifo. "You hear classical music, electronica, pop, fidget, punk. And the album will be even more comprehensive, because I want to incorporate new elements√? all my musical components. I need that." Like so many things in the universe of Bloody Beetroots, the creative impetus behind Rombo came from idiosyncratic sources. "My inspiration comes from events affecting my day-to-day life, and my creative process takes place outside the studio," emphasizes Rifo. "For example, when while I was creating Rombo, I was also studying the Italian Futurists." To translate the innovations of composer and theorist Luigi Russolo (author of the 1913 treatise The Art of Noises), one of the earliest pioneers of electronic music, into a 21st century context, he recruited an outside observer: Fool's Gold recording artist Congorock. "I chose him because he is synonymous with bass. And while he opened the oscillators, I closed my eyes and tried to find that special sound. Once I had it, I opened them and mixed madly. Rombo was ready in an hour. This is what happens-I follow the moment." History has shown that the most provocative moments in art-the 1913 premiere of Stravinsky's Le Sacre du primtemps, the notorious 1981 show by Public Image Ltd. at the Ritz in NYC-can provoke civil unrest. The Bloody Beetroots inspire that same brand of revolutionary fervor, yet with exuberance, not outrage. There's a riot goin' on, and you're all invited. By " Kurt B. Reighley " ~axs

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Damian Lazarus
16th May 2014
Monarch, 101 Sixth St., San Francisco
Since the moment he spun his first record, Damian Lazarus's mission has been a clear and urgent one: to blow away the mediocre, the overinflated, the obsolete; to seek out and celebrate the energetic, the important, the new. Always rebelling, always going places, "?and to have fun in the process. Playing around with different styles and ideas is what I do best," Lazarus explains. Driven by an almost childlike curiosity, a vivid imagination and wicked sense of humor, he's used his role as a DJ, label owner and now musician to nurture and share the most exciting and experimental music on the planet. Drawn to the darkness, but buoyed by the light, ever ready to embrace new ideas and different perspectives on music and the dancefloor, Lazarus is always ahead of the curve, with a wry smile on his face and a neat trick up his sleeve, How many DJs do you know who've played 'Reviewing The Situation (from the Oliver! soundtrack, no less) half-speed to a jubilant crowd at DC10 in Ibiza. How many DJs do you know who've received a sitting ovation on the dancefloor? Lazarus was born in London, where he lived until last year, when he relocated to Los Angeles. During childhood, Damian was naturally drawn to classic pop music, and inherited from his grandfather an affection for showtunes which continues to exert itself in the strangest of ways. He spent his teens immersing himself in the sounds of hip-hop, electro, soul and funk, before discovering house, hardcore and jungle at university - sparking a love of twisted, innovative dance music which endures to this day. After working as Music Editor then Assistant Editor at Dazed & Confused, Lazarus joined London Records and in 2001 became head A&R of the City Rockers label. Here he helped sign and release some of the biggest tunes of the era, including Felix Da Housecat's 'Silver Screen Shower Scene' and Tiga & Zyntherius's 'Sunglasses at Night'; his Futurism and Futurism 2 compilations remain the definitive documents of electroclash, not only providing a snapshot of the underground at that crucial moment in time, but mapping its future too. Damian received a major Djing break in 2002 when he was invited to spin at Barcelona's Sonar Festival and by 2003 he had residencies at some of the best club spaces in the world. His tenure at Circo Loco (DC10 Ibiza) has become the stuff of legend and found him consistently breaking boundaries of sound and stamina, freaking out the dancefloor and taking those on it to places they never knew existed, and may never get to again. "I thought a lot about these dj sets when pre-producing the album; especially the idea of placing off and strange melodies within a 4/4 dance music structure. It's amazing what you can achieve when you're into weird stuff", he says. Inspired by the new energy and possibilities in international club culture and music, Lazarus founded Crosstown Rebels in 2003, the label's records offering all kinds of unique and twisted angles on cutting edge electronic music. Recent releases on Rebels from Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler and Riz MC have found the label consistently breaking new ground and the new imprints CDR (a digital only label) and Parkside Rebels (a more leftfield pop label) are set to change the rules once again. A year ago, Damian began Lazpod (http://www.lazpod.com), a monthly excursion into weird and wonderful sound, a radio show that draws influences and inspirations from all corners of the musical spectrum and is delivered in a fun and laid back style. With many thousands of fans across the globe, Damian uses the show to let listeners in a little closer to his experimental and eclectic tastes. "Lazpod is a great entry point for new listeners to my music", he says, "and has been setting off warning signals of what might be coming on my album for some time". A number of popular and critically acclaimed mix CDs have appeared in the last five years, charting Damian's personal development as DJ, listener and supporter of new artists: Rebel Futurism (2004), Rebel Futurism (2005), Bugged out presents Suck My Deck (2005), Get Lost (with Matthew Styles, 2006), The Other Side (2006) and Sci:Fi:Lo:Fi 2: Night of The Dark Machines (2008). Damian's hotly anticipated debut artist album, Smoke The Monster Out, is another expectation-confounding gesture from this restless musical mind. Released via Get Physical, the album boldly steps outside the realm of what one might hear in a Lazarus DJ set. Featuring his own vocals and riding a vast plain of influences - Neil Diamond to Photek, Bjork to Jeff Buckley - Lazarus demonstrates his keen ear and meticulous attention to detail in a collection of heartfelt, grievously honed tracks delivered straight from the soul. It's a sensitive record, a bold record and above all a celebratory record - one which revels in the pure pleasure, healing quality and dream-potential of music. "It took me a while to start producing", he says "but once the juices started to flow I knew immediately that this was to be the best musical project I ever created". A groundbreaking live set to accompany the album has been built from scratch, enhancing different elements and including new club versions of the more introspective album material. Featuring decks, effects (no laptops) and a live visual show, this club tour will debut at the legendary SXSW festival in March 2009, continuing onto Miami WMC with a DJ session at his own Crosstown Rebels party at Electric Pickle, and culminating in a live set for Get Physical's event at the Winter Music Conference. A subsequent live tour featuring onstage collaborations with producers Luke Solomon, Arthur Jeffes and vocalists Taxi Taxi is being developed for later in the year. Damian Lazarus is a believer in giving people something exciting, unusual and idiosyncratic. He lives life to the limit, always rebelling, always moving forward: that's Damian Lazarus.

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No Tomorrow Presents Donaeo
Saturday 26th April 2014
Cameo Bournemouth, Firvale Road, Bournemouth
No Tomorrow brings one of the UK's biggest Urban artists Donaeo to the South Coast to Party Hard.

Donaeo will be perform a live set of his club anthems in the basement including 'I'm Fly', 'Devil In A Blue Dress' and of course 'Party Hard'

Experience the ultimate weekend and experience with 4 rooms of the very best DJ talent and top entertainment.

From the delicious Myu Bar cocktails, sing-a-long classics in Disco, the Bump Grind of the Basement to hands in the air moments in the Club, on Saturday we party like there is no Tomorrow.

The Club: Commercial, Chart, House and BassThe Basement: R'n'B, Hip-Hop and UrbanDisco: Party PopMyu Bar: Bar Grooves House

Drink Offers: £3 - Jungbombs

Admission Information:
Free entry before 11:00pm via Myu Bar£6.50 entry on the door

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Mad Racket Presents Fred P AKA Black Jazz Consortium (NYC/Soul People Music) April 26th
26th April 2014
Marrickville Bowling Club
Mad Racket is very excited to anno unce that we have procured the ser vices of one of the most inspiring DJs going around, the one and onl y Fred P. Brooklyn-raised Fred Pet erkin has had a long and varied re lationship with music. He was heav ily into hip hop in the 1980‚€™s, first as a b-boy and later as an a spiring producer, as well as being an avid house music dancer at clu bs such as Red Zone, Sound Factory and Tunnel. A frustrating failed record deal for his hip hop materi al led Fred to leave the music ind ustry for most of the 1990‚€™s, wo rking as a security guard. In the late 90‚€™s he was introduced back into electronic music by a long l ost friend, and was again inspired to start making his own music. A self-released album came to the at tention of New York DJ Jenifa Maya nja, wife of Underground Quality‚€™ s Jus-Ed. Through Ed‚€™s guidance and support, Fred‚€™s music gained a much larger audience and the re st has been a journey from strengt h to strength. Fred‚€™s production s are deep, beautiful and otherwor ldly and his DJing is hypnotic and compelling. Don‚€™t miss this!!

MOSHTIX- http://www.moshtix.com.au /v2/event/fred-p/71053

Support fr om Racketeers Jimmi James, Ken Clo ud and Simon Caldwell on the full Bowl-O-Sonic rig.

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Apr 14th 14 - MID INDUSTRY MONDAYS - RSVP
2014-04-14
Monday night is Industry Night at The Mid and takes place on the main floor with our world famous Funktion One sound system. This week we have local DJs have getting things done right with open format music which includes hip-hop & house.

This event is FREE w/ RSVP at www.clubtix.com (before midnight). Bottles specials are available upon request. Call 312.265.3990 for more information.

Strict Dress Code Rules ApplyNo Gym Shoes, No Hats, No Sports Attire, No Graphic Tees, No ShortsDress to Impress - Collared Shirts Recommended

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