Monday, 7 December 2009

Euro-burners: London Decompression 2009

Having experienced Burning Man vicariously this year, through my girl D and our other friends that went out, on Saturday I joined them at the London Decompression party – a re-union for UK based burners to reconnect and reminisce over the seven days at Black Rock City, run by a group of playa vetrans Euro-burners .

Like Burning Man itself, it’s all about participation - all the performers, DJs and crew are volunteers who have bought tickets - so ahead of the event I sent a dubstep and glitch-hop demo over to Justin aka VJ Meno who was curating the sound and visuals for the night. I didn't expect to be selected, so it was a nice surprise when I checked my emails on Thursday to find out I was on first... followed by a mild panic.

The plan was to bring some of that West Coast, playa dust coated, bass flavour to East London and warm up the room with some heavy dubstep, reggae and glitch-hop. In the end my set got cut short due to a late start, but you can listen to it here in it's entirety:

Decompression Glitch-Hop by Morbgit


Edit - Ants
Freeland - Do You (Pantyraid rmx)
Don G - Mrs U (Zeno Goddess Rmx)
Liondub ft. Jah Dan & Sotto Bless - Heartbroken
Spystep - Portomental
Eskmo - San Francisco (The Rhythm)
Larytta - You Got Nothing (Lazer Sword Rmx)
Ooah - Tuesday Again
Good Buddha - Part Preserve (Tipper rmx)
Vibesquad - Snagglespuss
Knowa Knowonet feat. Seasunz, Firewater, Wiseproof & New Eon - Free Energy
Subvert - Size Matters
Alborosie - Kingston Town
X-Clan feat. Damian Marley - Culture United
Oaah - Heat up the night
Defcon - Knock Knock
Beats Antique - Roustabout (Bassnectar rmx)
Me & You - Last Night (Bassnectar rmx)
ediT - The Game Is Not Over
Matty G - West Coast Rocks (The Glitch Mob rmx)
Nalepa - Monday (The Glitch Mob rmx)

Also playing on the night was Jurassik (Ben Child - above) who runs London breaks night and record label Supatronix and the awesome resource that is He was really enjoying himself, pumping the dancefloor with funky party breaks and, when we met later on, he turned out to be a really nice guy as well. You can check out the mix below and have a listen to his own tunes on Soundloud.

Jurassik’s Deep as the Thames Boat Party Mix


Si Begg – The Bleeps [Unique 3 mix] (Mutate Records)
Shut Up and Dance – Cream (Shut Up and Dance)
Refracture – Energy Flow (Noobish Records)
Breakzhead – Goin’ On [Jurassik mix] (Dusted Breaks)
The Prodigy – Warriors’ Dance [Future Funk Squad's Rave Soldier mix] (Take Me to the Hospital)
Flack.Su – T-Break [Aeron Aether remix] (Glack Audio)
Robosapiens – Infected [LuQas mix] (Dead Famous)
Digital Bass – White Lines [Robosapiens mix] (Dead Famous)
Rennie Pilgrem – Rich Rule Us [BSD remix] (TCR)
Future Funk Squad ft Mojo – Blow (En:Vision)
BSD – Intoxicated (iBreaks)
Jurassik – How to Pick Up Chicks (Supatronix)
9BO – Antilightbulb (Glack Audio)

Toby Lyons was up after Ben. A bit of a wizard at the controls, he was mashing up some bad boy electro and breaks before pulling out into party style d’n’b, much to the joy of the crowd. Have a look at Toby's Myspace for mini-mixes.

I've reviewed the whole night for - you can read the full write up here. Much love to my surrogate burning crew (below - me looking like a twat in the middle)!

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