Monday, 11 April 2011

Om Bongo & Broken Robot present Tribal Circuitry

Very excited now about the Broken Robot and Om Bongo launch night on Bank Holiday Friday 22 April.

Founded by Dom Smart aka. Neurodriver (formerly Far Too Loud), Broken Robot and their stable haven't just consistently pushed the boundaries of psychedelic breaks and tech funk for the last 4 years, they wrote the fucking blueprints. This is their first label party and just look at that Jaw dropping line-up!

Om Bongo also launch their label with a debut release from Whatchamacallit, host leg-ends ZubZub, a brilliant reggae band, Scubaroots, an exclusive downtemposet from Hedflux and some short fat man twiddling knobs alongside label-boss Ade and the hard working Robin Triskele.

Check out the preview sets and blurb below. This is going to be EPIC!

Tickets are only 10 squid ->

...Broken Robot Records - Cutting edge tech funk hosted by the uk's hottest underground label:

Internetional Electro/Breaks extraoordinaire

  Far Too Loud - Down Under Mix Dec 2010 by Far Too Loud

Pioneering psy-breaks/techno producer, Broken Robot head honcho

  Neurodriver - Live at Tribe of Frog Feb '11 by BrokenRobot

The producer who has redefinied the sound of psy-breaks, exclusive London performance

  Hedflux Jan2011 promomix by Hedflux

One half of Disco of Doom, and all round party legend!
  Tom Real - Lost In Space Summer 09 Promo Mix by tomreal

New Broken Robot signing and rising star

  Big Mistake - "Paradigma" (Bad Tango Remix) [Out now!] by Bad Tango

Tough tech-breaks from this innovative duo

  Broken Eye Guestmix for Avon Calling - Brap.FM 1/3/11 by Broken Eye




Visuals by VJ Air
Laser show by G.I. Lasers
Powerful & clear Opus sound by Twisted Clarity


Om Bongo Records Album Launch Party! - festival vibes, electronica, live bands and chill out

Live Acts:

Live ambient electronic dub - Presenting his self titled debut album on Om Bongo Records!

featuring brand new material from the new album, "Primate"

6 piece live dub funk, soul and reggae

  Babylon Pharmacy 2011 by Scubaroots

live ambient electronica

  Metaphra - Causality (clip) by metaphra


exclusive downtempo set

funky downtempo electronica

  TRKPOD 06 New Year Chill by TrickMusic

glitch hop / dubstep / Chillout

  Morbidly Obese Midget - Burning Night Paris (Wobble Till You Bounce) by Morbidly Obese Midget

psychedelic dubstep & chilled beats

turbosound, lasers, jungle decor, projections, chai stall, comfy seating!

£10 in advance, £15 on the door
Tickets on sale NOW !!!!!

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Rumpus Spring Ball Review and return of the Badical

LO Peachi ere:

So last night saw me and my dodgy Peachi-bum-knee doing some carefree, yet careful mainly-one-leg-dancing, at the amazing Rumpus Spring Ball (8th April 2011). Very much in the spirit of the Burning Man Decompression parties and run by Nowhere regulars (headed by the lovely and generous Santi I believe), there was a ram jammed venue with about 6 rooms featuring different artists and acts and visuals. You can see for yourself in the flyer below, or on the website here or directly here. Particular favourites were the kazoo-a-longs in the main area (A-team, final countdown? very funny and surreal) and the circus acts in the main room (oooh and the pole dancing was OK I suuuuuppose - if you like that sort of thing - and frankly who doesn't? ;)

Since electro-swing doesn't really float my boat (just the electro please, you can keep the swing where it belongs - in the 50's ta), I spent most of the night in the Ubertown room featuring the jungle-is-massive theme and the famous ball pen. Although the acoustics were pretty bad at the back of the room, which was unfortunately at times the only place there was room to dance (successful night I guess), once you could get to within about 10feet of the main speakers things got better. Josh played his usual hard hitting dub step and had the floor rocking (MM review here).

The Badical caught out in the glowing rain?

But the highlight for me was listening to the Badicals play live again.... this time in a slightly less psychadelic receptive state of mind than last time I heard them at Nowhere (reviewed here) I was interested to see if I could still get into their pretty hard mashed up and twisted sound. And I could for most of the set, although at times I felt they went beyond what I could tune in to with too much sharp and punchy kick drum and not enough deeper-warmer melodic bass - which makes it sounds very hard a technoey to me, but I appreciated it all the more for sometimes being more challenging than I could handle - which was only about 20% of the time. Which I think is about right if you are exploring the boundary limits of your musical taste.

Operating in another arena with better looking props

And the stuff they play is just soooo original and different beat-wise and break-down wise, it's a really refreshing pleasure to hear it. Let alone the great energy they give off in their exagerated-knob-twisting (music geeks equivalent of a guitar crotch thrust I guess), violent head knodding, great face pulling and fist pumping moves - that is when they weren't 'interacting' with the decor!! Very powerful set all round and nice to see the boys hanging out a dancing it up for the rest of the night too - thanks guys, stay bad and radical - i.e. badical - innit ;)

Here's a link to a new free mix by them Terrafunk.

And a new track and video link for Dark Side of the Sun.

Follow them on facewaste and their website and buy everything you can of theirs...NOW!
Enjoy ;)

Autechre - Vletrmx (Plaid mix)
Falty DL - Human Meadow (Luke Vibert mix)
The Badical - Don Bismarck
Egyptrixx - Battle for North America
Debruit - Congo Whoomp
Scott Garcia - A London Thing (London Edit)
The Very Best - Wena
Tom Staar - Cannon
Hijack - Posessed
The Badical - Tanuki
B Rich - Killin it
L-Vis 1990 - Reprise
The Badical - Terror Unit
EDMX - 2K3
Skillioso - Serenade
Octa Push - Ai Nadia
Musical Mod - Pulse X
Mexican Institute of Sound - Cumbia (Deathface Remix)
Hudson Mohawke - Twistclip Loop
Gucci Mane - My Shadow (Salem Remix)

Friday, 1 April 2011

R/D - Liquid Heart Keeper

Just a quick one, because I'm at work but couldn't wait to share this: R/D has just release his new album, Liquid Heart Keeper, for FREE.

For those of you who don't know R/D yet, he's close friends with the Glitch Mob and shares a lot of influences, so if you like Edit, Ooah, Kraddy, Glitch Mob, Opiou, Pretty Lights or any of that kind of stuff, R/D's going to be right up your street.

Enough of this, download it here, right now: