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Alex Jones – Antigua EP (Hypercolour)

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Alex Jones is one artist currently riding high on every level. As one half of ‘the management’ at Hypercolour (alongside Jamie Russell) and one half of techno twins Dense & Pika, Alex strikes solo once again for the ‘Antigua EP’.

Title track, ‘Antigua’, holds a slightly jazzy theme, chopping up stabs over a hefty kick/tom pattern and rough and ready hats. The second half of the track pounds that extra level, as the jazz stabs get dubbed out for a decent late night sweaty basement jam.

‘Igor’ blends gospel vocal samples and menacingly booming beats to maximum effect, the use of lazy piano chords giving it a softer edge, but without compromise to the swinging groove, wandering bass and punch of this lead track.

EP closer, ‘Frizza’ gets proper twisted, lightning bolts of FX and mangled vox lash out over another on point and heavyweight drum pattern, perhaps closest to the Dense & Pika style on this cut.

The ‘Antigua EP’ finds Alex really hitting his stride, recent releases for Hotflush and remixes for Paul Woolford (as Dense & Pika) plus previous Hypercolour efforts have put him in good stead to become the dependable tech-master he is today.

Selected DJ reactions

Maya Jane Coles – One of the best EPs I’ve heard from Alex!
Alan Fitzpatrick – this is fucking lush! wouldn’t expect anything less. will play it at berghain this weekend.
James Zabiela – Igor is ace, thank dudes!
Jimpster – Really love the vibe on Antigua. Clever track that gets right under your skin. Will be giving it a spin this weekend. nice one.
Franck Roger – nice ep here will push it for sure
Laurent Garnier – Raw and super funky — 3 very good tracks, Will play ANTIGUA everywhere
Trikk – massive, been playing “Frizza” a lot :)
D’Julz – sick tracks!
Trevino – tis good yaaaaaa!!!
Rob Da Bank – boshingly beautiful! love this
Altern-8 – proper nice deep jazzy style on Antigua – all three work
Tom Middleton – Heavy and twisted..Frizza!
Nick Warren – Igor is a killer
Alex Boman – absolutely beautiful!!!! impossible to pick a fav! it all comes together for me here, the deep harder techno-ish sounds of dense & pika with the emotionally charged music of alex’s earlier solo releases. LOVE IT! ok i guess the playfulness of antigua hits me hardest
Rocky (X-Press 2) – All good. Think Igor is my fave. Will play this week.

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Jus Ed & Jenifa Mayanja All Night Long

Although this summer Melt will be focusing on a mini European tour (think Barcelona, Naples and Ibiza!), of course we will be doing a pit-stop in our beloved London. This will be a special occasion, not only because we are hosting 2 very talented artists flying in from the States, but also because they will be playing ALL NIGHT LONG. The djs for our July party are DJ Jus Ed and Jenifa Mayanja: the husband and wife deep house duo introduced their first collaborative release under the EDJ prefix in 2011.

The EDJ Label Night will see Ed & Jen performing from start to finish, uniting their styles and taste in music. Collectively they have amassed more than 4 decades of djing and performing, so get ready, this will be a real musical education. Jenifa has been djing since the early 90s and is also head of the Bumako Recordings, as well as being part of Sound Warrior – a label and collective of female djs and producers.

Jus Ed needs no introduction, he has been involved in the music scene since the 70s and is now head of the mighty Underground Quality label. We can honestly say that its releases have become must-have items for fans of quality house music. Please note that the EDJ showcase at Melt will be a UK PREMIERE so get there early!

For Tickets Please Click HERE

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Friday 18th July – Hypercolour

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Secret Special Guest
Alex Jones
Ste Roberts
Chris Mounter

Acclaimed label Hypercolour set up stall again at favoured east london spot Basing House for a all night house and techno affair.

Secret Special Guest
Alex Jones
Ste Roberts
Chris Mounter

Keeping you guessing with yet another secret special guest, however not to be disappointed! Previous guests have never failed to deliver!

For Tickets Please Click HERE

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Mike Dehnert ‘Lichtbedingt’ (2LP/CD) Delsin Records

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Three years after his last full-length album on Delsin, tireless techno producer Mike Dehnert is back with another one to be released on March 17th 2014. The 104th release on Delsin, entitled Lichtbedingt, counts 12 tracks and is yet another subtle evolution away from the chord driven, functional sound he has championed before now.

Since his last album, Dehnert has continued to steer his Fachwerk label through the techno undergrowth and it has now amassed more than 25 releases in all. At the heart of the label’s output has been Dehnert’s own increasingly experimental techno and this new album is testament to the producer’s continued exploration of the form. Where Framework was, in the words of Mike himself, “focussed on the heavy techno form”, this album explores broken bass, swinging house and beatless electronic experimentalism amongst other things.
“I love to release music. I still enjoy the album writing process very much,” says Mike, before adding, “I have noticed that sometimes the success of a track depends on the light at club, which is why the album is called Lichtbedingt, meaning ‘depends on light!’”

The album starts off with a suitably sombre intro that features cold, slowly shifting synths. They set an uneasy and moody tone before ‘Construction’ settles into a fat, swaggering. From there you get lost in broken, ruptured, malfunctioning bits of hardware that spit out random hi hats, bleeps and gurgles and then eventually get spat out the other side into a cantering bit of dubwise techno with paranoid vocal snippets.

Moving along, the album throws plenty of diverse influences into the mix: ‘Movement’ is freaky and dynamic, skipping and pumping, ducking and diving through all sorts of occult synth sounds and shadowy vocal loops then ‘Single Action’ is like a sledge hammer groove run through with harmonic elements that glint and glisten like diamonds in the rough. Classic sounding Dehnert tracks like ‘ReRe’ remind us where this producer has come from, whilst the breezy house swagger of ‘Emlo’ show us where he might be headed.

Key to this album and Dehnert’s output as a whole is, besides the killer grooves, the production: crisp and clean, full blooded and always outstanding, it makes his tracks leap out of the speakers and into minds, bodies and souls without relying on the usual tropes or same old cheap tricks.


Mike Dehnert – Lichtbedingt
Ltd 2LP, 2LP, CD, Digital
Release date: March 17th 2014

Tracklisting 2xLP
a1. Intro
a2. Construction
a3. Emlo
b1. Channeled
b2. Movement
c1. Woop
c2. Single Action
d1. Rere
d2. Quadrature
d3. En Outre

Tracklisting CD & Digital
1. Intro
2. Construction
3. Emlo
4. Channeled
5. Movement
6. Remove
7. Woop
8. Single Action
9. Espace
10. ReRe
11. Quadrature
12. En Outre

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Mike Dehnert – Infix

Monday, July 7th, 2014

86DSR – Mike Dehnert – Framework CD
Release date: Mar 2011

1 Intro
2 Infix

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Jimpster Mix On Gilles Peterson Worldwide (GPWW890)

Monday, July 7th, 2014

DJ, producer and Freerange Records boss, Jamie Odell, AKA Jimpster put together a Worldwide Family Mixtape for last week’s Gilles Peterson Worldwide Show, going from jazz all the way through to house.

Muscle Shoals BBC Documentary intro
Steve Kuhn – The Meaning Of Love (Buddah Records)
Gil Evans – Summertime (Atlantic)
Shakatak – Lumiere (Polydor)
The Don Ellis Orchestra – Open Beauty (Outro) (Columbia)
Panoram – Hell Reflections (Scenario)
Harvey Sutherland – Q3 (This Thing Records & Tapes)
Vakula – Evening Breeze (Bandura)
Da Posse – In The Life (Keys Mix) (Freerange)
Thatmanmonkz – Blowin’ My Mind (Delusions Of Grandeur)
Muscle Shoals BBC Documentary outro

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One hour presented by Jimpster

Manuel Tur – Es Dub – Freerange
Bodhi – My City [Feat. George the Poet] – White Label
Facade – Times Ten – London Housing Trust
Heavyhandz – Light Is New – Deeper Shades Of House
Chopstick & Johnjon – Run Slowly (Andre Lodemann Remix) – Suol
Aera – Freakwave – Innervisions
Kalabrese – Wanzka (Acid Pauli Remix) – Rumpelmusig
Matthew Dekay – Fantango – Maeve
Patrick Khuzwayo & Bhunu Brill ft. Darian Crouse – Music’s My Only Drug (Chez Damier Panorama Edit) – Atalmusic
Roots Panorama – Mars (Deetron Version) – Character
Roberto Rodriguez – Sensible Jungle Tune – Serenades
Franz Kirmann – He Watched As She Disappeared Into The Crowd – Days Of Being Wild

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Saturday 12th July – Jaunt> presents Mike Dehnert

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Mike Dehnert
(Fachwerk, Delsin)
Blackhall & Bookless
Richard Rowell
Tom Rankin

Saturday 12th July
Basing House
25 Kingsland Road
E2 8AA
Guestlist/Advance – £8/10/m.o.t.d

Guestlist –
(Guestlist shuts at 6pm on Saturday the 12th of July)

For Tickets Please Click HERE

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Friday 11th July – Oonst with Jimpster

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Jimpster (Freerange)

Oonst is extremely proud to present a one off intimate headline show for the one and only …. Jimpster !!

Over the past 5 or 6 years Freerange Records main man Jamie Odell aka Jimpster has built up a reputation as a highly regarded dj in the UK and around the world, having played over 100 gigs last year alone. With an emphasis on the deeper end of electronic house music, but not afraid to stray from the path, he retains an old school approach that has seen him booked for gigs as diverse as Fabric and Matter (London), Panarama Bar and Watergate (Berlin), Cielo (NYC), Warehouse 702 (Tokyo), Zoo Project (Ibiza), D-Edge (Sau Paulo), GOA @ Fabrik (Madrid).

ATTS (Days of Being Wild / Oonst)

Having shared the bill with Paul Woolford, Tom Trago, Adam Port, Nick Hoppner and Luke Solomun, playing psych-tipped bass-heavy house music, Oonst founder ATTS looks forwards to 2014 with a forthcoming release on Danial Avery and Matt Walsh favoured label, Days Of Being Wild.

+ residents Oli D.AB, Robin & Rigg

For Tickets Please Click HERE

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A Guy Called Gerald on BBC Radio 1 back in 1995.

01. Adam F – Circles (Section 5)
02. Roni Size – It’s a Jazz Thing (Ladies Mix)(V Recordings)
03. Ballistic Brothers – I’ll Fly Away (Junior Boy’s Own)
04. Wax Doctor – Never as Good (Talkin’ Loud)
05. Studio Pressure – Fusion (Photek)
06. Wax Doctor – Atmospheric Funk (Talkin’ Loud)
07. Aquarius – Drift to the Centre (Looking Good)
08. Studio Pressure – The Water Margin (Photek)
09. Source Direct – Fabric of Space (Source Direct)
10. J Majik – Jim Kutta (Metalheadz)
11. Hidden Agenda – The Flute Tune (Metalheadz)
12. J Majik – Tranquil (Metalheadz)
13. Wax Doctor – The Rise (Metalheadz)
14. Rufige Kru – V.I.P. Riders Ghost (Metalheadz)
15. Metalheads – You and Me (The Sax Attack) (Synthetic Hardcore Phonography)
16. Doc Scott – Far Away (Metalheadz)
17. Metalheads – Angel (Internal Affairs) (Synthetic Hardcore Phonography)
18. Internal Affairs – Shinin’ Down on Me (Reinforced)
19. The Two G’s – Energy (Remix) (Reinforced)
20. Nookie – Celebrate Life (Reinforced)
21. A Guy Called Gerald – Heckle & Koch (Juice Box)
22. Pro-Ject X – The Summit (A Guy Called Gerald Jungle Remix) (Summit)
23. Palm Skin Productions – Evolution of The Beast (Part 1) (Mo Wax)
24. Majistrate – Tell Me (Intalektive)
25. Neil Trix – She’s So (FBD Project)
26. A Guy Called Gerald – Finley’s Rainbow (4 Hero Mix 1) (Juice Box)
27. A Guy Called Gerald – Darker Than I Should Be (Ladies Mix) a.k.a. Alita’s Dream (Juice Box)
28. Underground Software – He’s Gone (Reinforced)
29. A Guy Called Gerald – Anything V.2.1 (Juice Box)
30. A Guy Called Gerald – 28 Gun Bad Boy (Juice Box)
31. Underground Software & The Singing Rats – The Crickets (Reinforced)
32. Rufige Kru – Menace (Reinforced)
33. Tek 9 – Partz 1 & 2 (Reinforced)
34. Project A-KO – Passion & Fire (Reinforced)
35. Primary Source – All of My Heart (Reinforced)
36. Peshay – World of Music (Infrared)
37. Cold Mission – The Sugar Daddy Toone (Reinforced)
38. Innervisions – Sunray (Rufige Kru Remix) (Infrared)

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