People Get Real have been quietly making a name for themselves for sometime now with astute residencies in Leeds and their home town of Newcastle not to mention regular appearances across Europe. Their productions have appeared on Horn Wax, Blindetonation and their own Join Our Club imprint which has a steady output of quality releases, not least this month’s Symmetry EP
Stepping forward for the next edition in the series is one of our favourite new producers Bird of Paradise; or to give him his Sunday name: Jo Howard. Emerging from the UK’s North East electronic music scene Jo’s solo project saw a quality debut EP on People Get Real’s Join Our Club, bringing him to the attention of Man Power and Throne of Blood Records for a remix on the former’s ‘Trans’ EP. A track on Jennifer Cardini’s Correspondant label quickly followed with releases slated for LBL and Blindetonation later this year. One to watch.
An OOFT DJ mix is always a delight so it’s with great pleasure we welcome Ali Herron to our podcast series this time around. Ali is responsible for turning out high quality house and modern disco cuts through his excellent FOTO imprint. His Sade rework is already one of our favourite tracks of the year and selling fast; the next FOTO release sees DJ Steef make his bow in May with the lead track ‘Shaking’ included here. Glasgow followers should most certainly head to the Berkeley Suite this Saturday April 18th where OOFT takes to the decks with the sublime and inimitable Tornado Wallace
Jonah Considine, 19 year old DJ and Producer first started collecting records at the age of 7. He is the brains and programmer behind Contradisco, the well respected monthly club known to many, who have booked the likes of Erol Alkan, Gemini Bros, Ghost Culture, Morgan Hammer, Justin Robertson & Moullinex. Fascinated by all genres of music, sound and beats, Considine chooses to mix it all up, something evident and clear when you experience him DJ. Jonah is Nein Records up and coming boy wonder, he releases his debut single “Golden Flu” this month. Featuring remixes from DJs Pareja, Drvg Culture, Craig Bratley, and Cannibal Ink available from itunes and juno on Monday 13th April.
Bucharest based producers/ remixers/ DJs, the Gemini Brothers describe 2014 as their “remix year”. Tronik Youth, Shindu & Future Bones amongst others on the list of artists getting their trade mark, slo-mo, dirty arpeggiated dark disco mixes.
2015 is more about original tracks with releases already scheduled at least from May to September. We’ve got an EP on Duncan Grays Tici Taci imprint to look forward to in May, with remixes from Somerville & Wilson as well as a Tici Taci version. Then there’s another EP in June on the fantastic Nein Records featuring remixes from In Flagranti, Daniel Kyo (Poker Flat), Lokier and Teniente Castillo. There’s also stuff coming on new french label called Mange Moi and Sheffield based Itchy Pig. Combined with more remixes still to drop, it’s looking like we’ll be hearing a lot more from Gemini Brothers this year.
If you’d like to catch them live they DJ at the Pre Party & the Nein Records Igloo @ Alfresco Festival in Blackpool – May 23rd & 24th. There’s further UK dates in Newcastle & Birmingham in June. As well as gigs lined up Prague, Amsterdam, Berlin, Madrid or Cordoba.
The first instalment of our new monthly radio show on brand new radio network KMAH. Featuring tracks from Moscoman, Bufiman & Marcus Marr. We speak to ManPower on the phone and feature a track from his forthcoming album. Enjoy!
Our good friend Neil from the institution that is El Diablos has sent us a great selection just in time for the party season. Neil has established El Diablos Social Club has one of Manchester’s greatest nights alongside Electric Chair and even the Hacienda. El Diablos has now spawned two record labels; the edits focused ‘Rack & Ruin’ and ‘EDSCR’ with recent music from DJ Rocca, Craig Bratley and Ron Basejam. Look our for an EP from ourselves on EDSCR next year