We’re incredibly excited for DJ Tennis’ CIRCUS debut at our next show on Easter Sunday, tickets are available here
Constantly working in parallels – drenched by a potent mixture of juxtaposition and fluidity in both his sets and his productions – Bülent Gürler AKA Butch, fuses the grey-area space between music of the body and mind. With over 20 years consumed by a thirst for electronic music, the Alzey-born, Mainz raised entity has released on leading imprints such as Desolat, Cocoon, Rekids, Sei Es Drum and beyond, while maintaining a solid DJ schedule that’s seen him open the minds of crowds at fabric, Time Warp and his residency at Berlin’s Watergate.
Straight off the back of a fine new EP released just before Xmas and incredible run of shows over Christmas and New Year, Irish techno hero Matador is riding high and is ready to unleash a second EP of weapons on this new release. All the cuts on it have been road-tested to destruction at Timewarp, Lovelands, Awakenings, Verboten, Fabric and many other shows around the world.
‘BSunday’ kicks the EP off in moody style, with raw analogue lines unfolding over lively drums. Big percussive circles and tripped melodies also flesh out this killer groove. ‘DaHustle’ is then a more groovy thing with nimble bass notes, charming sense of atmosphere and colourful synth patterns running through the arrangement. The arpeggiated bass, when it lands, has sent floors into overdrive at all Matador’s sets of late.
‘I Gotcha’ takes cues from classic house with its pining cow bells, and the mid tempo drums rock back and forth as dark voices and spraying synths all work to get you shaking your backside. ‘Song 2’ then goes all deep and stripped back, with wooden hits, curious synth patterns and oodles of groaning bass before closer ‘Vagenda’ marries elastic beats and bass with sci-fi melodies, lots of thick texture and warm atmospheres.
Every track here is sure to do a fine job on the dance floor, and each one proves that Matador has many different but equally essential tricks up his sleeve.
The EP is released 2nd March on Beatport and for the fans a collection of all EP 1 and EP 2 tracks PLUS an exclusive live mix of them all by Matador will hit itunes on 16th March.’
For those of you unfamiliar, Eats Everything is one of the hardest working producers in house music. He has helped keep underground house music alive and well on a grand scale. Recently coming off tour with the Essential Mix program’s host Pete Tong, he serves up a new essential mix filled almost entirely with Eats’ edits (or “Rebeef’s”) of 30+ tracks. His type of deeper melodic house often incorporates many different elements of techno and jungle, among others, making his style very unique indeed. This is easily going on my list of the best essential mixes of the year. If you’re looking for more Eats Everything, check out his latest EP Slow For Me which was released just a few weeks back on Futureboogie records.
Eats Everything’s track “Entrance Song”, uses up samples of anything and everything and pairs them with the sort of sleazy, low-slung bass you’d exactly expect of something on Dirtybird.
Here it’s string snippets from Moby’s “Porcelain” which are most recognizable on “The Size” before the aforementioned bounding bass notes that elastically bounce.
Take a watch of this clip of DJ Tennis performing on the Robot Heart bus at the famous Burning Man festival in Black Rock desert, Nevada.
DJ Tennis aka Manfredi Romano, makes his CIRCUS debut at our next show on Easter Sunday. Tickets are available here
“Techno heads love Butch, house heads love Butch, as well as the deep and dirty and the light & bright. Few artists flow through genres and emotional landscapes with such ease and fluidity. As a music lover he’s always stayed open to different styles and aesthetics. As an artist, he’s always allowed himself to express his take on each genre – it’s true that with Butch, you never know what to expect, other than consistently fresh and unique output.”
Take a watch of Kölsch live at DGTL Festival in 2014, we’re incredibly excited for Kölsch’s return to CIRCUS on our Easter Sunday show on 5th April.
Tickets are available here
DJ Tennis is Berlin resident Manfredi Romano, who grew up bouncing between New Jersey and Italy in the ’70s and ’80s and went on to a diverse career in computer science, indie rock, soundtrack work, music promotion and DJing at the tennis club where he used to play semi-professionally (hence the name).
These days he co-runs Life And Death Records, a label that aspires to be like Warp — “shorthand for an electronic music label that isn’t necessarily tied to the dance floor,”