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Five Essentials: Borrowed IdentityJanuary 13, 2016 | John Donovan
Chameleonic Freiburg producer and DJ, Borrowed Identity first blew into prominence back in 2012 with his inaugural outing, Stimulation on Foul & Sunk. Ever since he’s built up an impressive array of releases, with the likes of Ostgut Ton, Circus Company, … Read More
In Conversation With: Jay HazeDecember 1, 2015 | John Donovan
Nomad, philanthropist, photographer, filmmaker, artist. 17 years as a touring DJ, producer and label head.
Born in Philadelphia, Jay Haze left in the early 00s to reside in Berlin – also home to his labels TuningSpork and Contexterrior. With a … Read More
Five Essentials: Krywald & FarrerNovember 13, 2015 | John Donovan
Next up in our Five Essentials series are London mainstays Krywald & Farrer. Long-time residents of inimitable party collective Percolate, their most recent outing ‘The People’s Asafo’ was released to wide acclaim on Rob Da Bank’s Silver Bear Recordings. Just … Read More
Percolate announce third birthday & NYE plansNovember 6, 2015 | John Donovan
On November 20th, Percolate celebrates their third birthday at Corsica Studios, showcasing 12 artists over 3 different rooms including Detroit and Mahogani Music dignitary Andrés, Marquis Hawkes, K15, Dark Sky, Mosca plus another secret guest.
Then it’s on to the New … Read More
SolidGrooves announce London Winter ShowcaseOctober 22, 2015 | John Donovan
SolidGrooves has had a landmark summer of events, with much talked about parties at Sankeys Ibiza, across London, and Berlin. Now they make a welcome return to home turf for one last blowout in 2015.
Hector cut his teeth working … Read More
Five Essentials: Phil GerusOctober 16, 2015 | John Donovan
A musician at heart, Phil Gerus’ heady and at times emotive fusion of cassette pop, house, soul and funk, has seen release on the likes of Sonar Kollektiv, ManMakeMusic, Symbols and Bastard Jazz.
A Moscow native, the young Gerus trained … Read More
In Conversation With: Dana RuhSeptember 29, 2015 | John Donovan
We spent some time catching up with Berliner and Cocoon affiliate Dana Ruh, to talk about her album, how she goes about carving out a unique sound, and Cocoon – for whom she’ll be appearing this Saturday at Greenwich’s Studio 338.
Studio 338 announce autumn lineupsSeptember 17, 2015 | John Donovan
Studio 338 have announced their autumn season featuring Cocoon, Viva Warriors and Percolate among others.
On September 19th esteemed terrace venue Studio 338 welcome Claude VonStroke, Point G, and Djebali for the Viva Warriors ‘End of Summer BBQ’. September 26th … Read More
Review: Leon Vynehall at Studio SpacesSeptember 17, 2015 | John Donovan
London collective Percolate have made a fair name for themselves as far as London clubbing is concerned. Their 2015 season alone will play host to the likes of Moodymann, Andrés, and Jeremy Underground to name a few, but first up … Read More
Ceremony Festival descends on Finsbury Park once again next monthAugust 25, 2015 | John Donovan
‘A party-fuelled communion’
September 12th will see Finsbury Park play host to Ceremony Festival, the latest offering from the indelible FOUND Series. The end of season affair proffers a 360° celebration of dance music both old and new, and boasts … Read More