Friday, 26 April 2013
Friday, 5 April 2013
Friday 26th April 2013
10pm – 6am
Rhythm Factory, 16-18 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW
Nearest tube – Aldgate East
Earlybird sold out / Advanced £8 / On the door £10
Available from RA - http://bit.ly/Z1zHsd
Room 1: Bok Bok, GoldFFinch, Thefft & Robin Ball
Room 2: R1 Ryders, MA1, Kerfuffl, Crypt, Pesk & RSL
Socialeyes is back at Rhythm Factory for another installment of fresh and innovative sounds from artists at the forefront of the London house, techno and bass amalgamation.
Headlining is Night Slugs founder, Bok Bok, who is renowned for his unique dj style and A&R prowess. Recently returned from a tour of Australia and the U.S he’s set to destroy this London dancefloor!
Joining Bok Bok are Belgian producer duo goldFFinch who have firmly aligned themselves on the scene which huge support from the likes of Mary Anne Hobbs (who stated they were “One of my favourite musical collectives”) and with a series of unmissable dancefloor weapons on labels like Jackmaster’s Numbers and Claude Von Stroke’s Dirtybird.
They are accompanied by fast rising star Thefft whose unique production style on labels such as Madtech and Fulcrum is being heavily supported by the likes of Loefah, Zed Bias, Distal, Disclosure, Melé and Oneman. The night being rounded up by Socialeyes captain Robin Ball, one to watch in 2013, while in Room 2, you’ll find the best in all things Bass.
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Tel: 07956 375370
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
memory box: acid house 1986 – 1996
Justin Robertson, Robin Ball & friends
Deep house & techno: Modulate FM v’s Isolater
Deep house & techno: Modulate FM v’s Isolater
Acid can conjure up two thoughts: House music made with that lovely squelchy Roland TB-303 acid sound that emerged from Chicago in the mid 80’s; and the U.K acid house culture of the late 80’s / early 90’s warehouse parties from which dance music as we now know it was born and the hazy loved-up freedom of expression that came with it. We will be embracing both of these at memory box at Corsica Studios on the Friday 29th March. Selecting quality tracks you would have heard if you walked into an acid house party between 1986 and 1996. Lead by acid house legend Justin Robertson who will be showing us what’s in his memory box from this era.
From early Chicago heroes like DJ Pierre, Marshall Jefferson, Fingers Inc, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Fast Eddie and Trax Records through to next generation U.S artists like Joey Beltram, Josh Wink and the Relief Records roster. Alongside the early UK sound of A Guy Called Gerald, Baby Ford, Renegade Soundwave, 808 State; early Warp records artists like L.F.O and Nightmares on Wax; Outer Rhythm Records who launched the career of Leftfield and FFRR who discovered Orbital. Not forgetting important European labels like Harthouse and R&S Records. This just tips this iceberg on a whole host of artists, labels and inspiring electronic music that makes up the acid house scene that a lot of the quality music in clubland today takes a strong influence from. So for this night let’s doff our hats to these artists!
In contrast to this, Socialeyes Parties host room 2 with upfront deep house and techno from Modulate FM and Isolater - two crews on the London underground scene.
Modulate FM brings you some of the world's best underground DJ's, hand picked by them for your listening pleasure! Alongside their residents, you will find a selection of special guest DJ's, interviews, exclusive mixes and features, all streamed 24 hours a day, every day of the year! They're ad, sponsorship, commercial free and not for profit. They do this for the love of electronic music. If you can't be in the club, tune into Modulate FM!
Isolater is renowned for showcasing the toughest Deep and Tech-House with a buzzing party atmosphere. Isolater is a Record Label, Clubnight, and general hub for cool stuff. Set up in 2012 by The Jester, Buzza and Josh West, the label boasts a monthly Sub FM show, nights around London, and regular party takeovers.
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Friday, 1 February 2013
Andrew Weatherall, Bar9, Basement Jaxx, Ben Sims, Boddika, Colin Dale, DJ Yoda, Dillinja, Elite Force, Funk D Void, Hannah Holland, Jakwob, Justin Harris, Justin Robertson, Keith “K1” Tucker, Kenny Hawkes, Kevin Saunderson, Luke Slater, Luke Solomon, Matt Tolfrey, Mensah, Mark Broom, Max Cooper, Miguel Migs, Plump Dj’s, Presk, Rob Sparx, Sei A, Silicone Soul, Slyde, Stacey Pullen, Sub Focus, Suburban Knight, Terry Francis, The Advent, T.Williams.
More great DJs on the way in 2013!
Socialeyes where House & Techno meets Bass!
Monday, 17 December 2012
Sunday, 9 December 2012
The Memory Box is here to encapsulate some of the most memorable moments through electronic dance music history. This is music that has defined a generation. Spanning all the golden eras between Chicago House and Dubstep via seminal movements of Acid House, Detroit Techno, Balearic vibes and the birth of Breakbeat.
The Memory Box will pay homage to these special moments in our history with a different party dedicated to a different era or movement each time, inviting either a legendary DJ known for that sound, or up and coming DJ’s playing the music that inspired them.
We know you’ll love to go back to the legendary sounds of the ‘Summer of Love’ or when Deep House made its mark or the crazy fluro days of rave. Are you ready to return to when the Bristol massives ruled clubland with trip hop or revising the sounds of Metalheadz or Reprazent when drum & bass really stamped its seal on popular culture. You could pick up where you left off with the sound of British Nu House or Techouse or the rise of Dubstep and the explosion of the Bass sound.
At the heart of it all, Memory Box will serve to provide a great party with quality electronic dance music that stands the test of time.
Find The Memory Box on Facebook - http://on.fb.me/UNReTM
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Psycatron are Paul Hamill & Dave Oost Lievense, Ireland’s hottest techno act. Robin Ball talks to Paul ahead of the Socialeyes gig this Saturday
Hi Paul thanks for taking the time to answer some questions :o)
Q: How did you first get hooked onto electronic dance music, what djs were you into and what style of music were they playing?
A: I'd always been into electronic music before I became aware of actual DJ culture. I was into stuff like Art of Noise, Depeche Mode and Kraftwerk from a very early age. In 1993 I remember picking up my first mixtapes from Billy Nasty and Justin Robertson as part of the Journeys by DJs series. I also discovered Colin Dale around this time too funnily enough through a mixtape from the Evolution/Hellraiser raves that were happening in Belfast.
Q: How did that love for the music progress into you making your own?
A: I think every DJ reaches a point where they want to discover and learn more about how the music they play is made. My mum made me go to piano lessons for a couple of years while at school, I never fully appreciated what she was trying to do for me at the time or the sacrifices she would have made to send me to lessons, but I definitely took something from those couple of years even if I didn't follow through and do all the grades. Dave and I only began working together in 2008 even though we'd been friends for years but doing our own thing. Once we started working together we realised we were both really into the same music and shared a lot of common influences. He's been running his own studio for years though.
Q: You have a residency at Shine in Belfast tell us about it?
A: Shine celebrates its 17th birthday next month with John Digweed, Julio Bashmore, Space Dimension Controller and ourselves and is the longest running club night in Ireland. Both Dave and I have been going to it right from the start as punters before Psycatron became residents around 10 years ago. It's always had an amazing vibe in the room which is just big dark room with a balcony, great sound and lighting. Because the venue is situated in the students union of Queen's University its crowd has always been a right melting pot from all over the city, this is a big part of the reason its vibe has always been amazing. It’s the only regular gig we do in Northern Ireland, partly because the guys behind it have always put on great shows and have the kind of attention to detail that always makes it a joy to play.
Q: If you were going to have a night off and go out to a club which artist / dj would you like to hear?
A: Probably Nile Rogers and his band. Went to see them a few weeks ago and they were mind-blowingly great.
Q: Do you get time to listen to other styles of music and if so what music do you take inspiration from?
A: Yes of course, this week I've been listening to a lot of The Charlatans, Devo and The Clash mainly because I started reading Tim Burgess' autobiography. I try to listen to something new every single day, not just dance music. I went through a phase a few years ago of listening to nothing but dance music, then realised how much great music I'd missed out on. Lately I've been digging deep and re-discovering some of the tracks that got me into dance music in the first place but have been somewhat left behind, stuff like the early Plastikman, Emmanuel Top, Tresor and KMS. I find a lot of music from this era far more inspirational than whatever flavour of the month is doing the rounds.
Q: You played on the 20 years of Planet E tour! How did that come about and did you enjoy it?
A: We had put a couple of singles out with Planet E and just got an email out of the blue a few days before Xmas from the label inviting us to play Berghain as part of the tour. That was the first show in a yearlong series of gigs which was a great adventure.
Q: One of our favourite releases of last year was “Stolen” a collaboration you did with Paul Woolford. How did the hook up with Paul come about?
A: We just became mates through playing each other’s music really and we invited Paul over to the studio in Belfast. The first time he came over we ended up with an EP on Cocoon and on the second visit the Hotflush record was born. He was the first collaborator we'd worked with in the same room as we'd done a few things over the net at that point, but it made a huge difference to the production process. I remember all three of us throwing everything we had into the pot; we couldn't get the ideas out quick enough. Dave was cutting up loops while Wooly programmed the 909 and I was programming delays and writing chords all at the same time. He really brought energy to the studio that brought out the best in everyone. We're planning some more bits and pieces once we get the time to schedule them in.
Q: We hear Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore is a Psycatron fan! What an honour! How do you hear about that?
A: He charted a remix we did a few years ago on Beatport which was undoubtedly one of our proudest moments. As a band they've connected with us both since we were kids in a huge way and really influenced our music over the years. To have that connection come full circle was (and still is) a massive deal for us.
Q: What projects and releases are you working on at the moment?
A: We've a new Planet E release in the pipeline we're just working on the b-side for. There's a remix coming out next month on Fools Good of this track from Jokers of the Scene we've done also. Trying to sort some time to get back into the studio with Francesco Tristano for a project we started last year and also just prepping the next releases on our label Inflyte which has been going really well.
Q: As a dj do you play cds, vinyl or are you computer based?
A: Been through vinyl, CDs, Serato, Ableton and now using Traktor with Touch OSC on IPad. We used Traktor a few years ago but it was quite buggy back then, but the latest version has ironed out all the issues we didn't like and is rock solid. We use it in four-deck external mode which just allows a level of creativity that's not really possible with other programs. I really don't care what people use, so long as they use it well.
Q: What makes a good party for you?
A: Great sound, great music and great people.
Thanks Paul. See you on the 29th September
Interview by Robin Ball
Psycatron dj mix; http://bit.ly/PrPyLc
Interview by Robin Ball
Psycatron dj mix; http://bit.ly/PrPyLc