Martin Sloveig vs. Laidback Luke - I Want You (Duvoh Bootleg)
Herve Pagez – Yo Ready! (Original Mix)
Reece Low - Circus (Original Mix)
George Acosta - Fourteen (Original Mix)
Buzzmeisters, Luke Alive - Flight (Original Mix)
Martin Garrix - Proxy (Original Mix)
Congorock Feat. Nom De Strip - Minerals
The Chainsmokers - Talk Is Cheap (Marquee Sunrise Edit)
Hix - Alarma (Original Mix)
LA Riots & Polina - Kamikaze (Original Mix)
Laidback Luke & Project 46 feat. Collin Mcloughlin - Collide (Marc Benjamin Remix)
Provenzano - Just The Way You Are (Original Mix)
Jerome Isma-Ae - Hold That Summertime Down (SICK INDIVIDUALS Mashup)
Skyrec - Pyramid (Original Mix)
Basto! - Keep On Rocking (Extended Mix)
Too Many Artists - Project Stampede (Michael Pine Mish Mash)
Artistic Raw - Rampage (Original Mix)
When Andrea Parker steps up to the plate you know there is going to be no compromise. As boss of Touchin’ Bass and aperture her vision of electro and electronic music comes together in one unique aesthetic. A landscape where Stockhausen, Drexciya, Coil, Daphne Oram and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Schooly D, Aphex Twin, Delia Derbyshire, Autechre, Addidas and Booty Bass collide. Her mix in the EPM Podcast series slices open the underbelly of contemporary avant-garde electronic production and lays its festering carcass in the middle of the dancefloor. From the aforementioned Drexciya to North Manc Bends, Russell Haswell and Regis to Christian Vogel, Einoma to Monolake and Surgeon to Coil, Parker’s initial love of film and cinematic soundscapes connects the flow of her music as much as any beat or break. Perhaps the New York Metro summed up her style best: "Andrea Parker...she may be a lady but she ain't dainty - picking hard, solid bass-heavy beats to slam you with. She doesn't traffic in the happy-as-a-robot variety of electro, some of her choices are darker than what most people have come to associate with electro, and sometimes it literally feels like she's taking you for a ride down the street like a Mafioso, holding your head out of the side of a car just inches away from the pavement! She will certainly sort the men out from the boys." And with the new EPM podcast mix, Miss Parker certainly does that.
After the positive response to the recent Touchinʼ Bass compilation ʻPresent Tenseʼ, Andrea has also joined forces with Native Instrumentsʼ world renowned ʻTraktorʼ DJ software to bring you ʻPresent Tense - Traktor Remix Setsʼ. This release makes seven of the eleven tracks from Present Tense available in their fullest and purest form – the artistsʼ original stems – allowing you to completely remix or rework each track in Traktor to create original remixes of your own using high quality, mastered samples from some of Touchin Bassʼ best and most creative talents.
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EPM Podcast 54 – Andrea Parker tracklist
1. Altered:Carbon - Imposter – Altered:Carbon
2. Drexciya - Intersteller Crime Report – Underground Resistance
3. Einoma - Hringlogun - Vertical Form
4. Wasteland - Industrial injury - Transparent
5. Superlauncher – Strontium - Unoiki
6. North Manc Beds – Strak - Skam
7. Silent Servant & Luis Farfan – La Negra Luna – Stroboscopic Artefacts
8. Concrete fence (Regis & Haswell) – Industrial disease - Pan
9. Sky Tucker – BAKTRAC - The Record Camp label
10. Jeff Pils – Part 71 – digital-gadget
11. Christian Vogel – Deepwater - Shitkatapult
12. Plaster – Quasar - Stroboscopic Artefacts
13. NHK – Entire Set – Raster-Noton
14. emptyset – Isokon – Future Days
15. Dopplereffekt – Tetrahymena – Leisure System
16. Sagat –Intruder - Satellite
17. Surgeon – Bad Hands Break – Dynamic Tension Records
18. James Ruskin – Cabin Fever - Stroboscopic Artefacts
19. Pulsinger – Strong Desire – Plug Research
20. Dynamo – Voraus 1- DIN
21. The Unit vs Scarlatron – Solid State – scsi-av
22. Wladimir M – Evil – Eevolute
23. Dr Evil – Ritual – Touchin’ Bass
24. Bc:[Monolake] -The Battle of Tetris – Headphone Dust
25. SHXCXCHCXSH – RSRRCTN - Avian
26. IL.Ek.Tro – Charcuterie – Modern Love
27. Fastgraph - ../../ - Klakson
28. Aphex Twin – Curve - Falling Free (Aphex Twin Remix) - Warp
29. Quinoline Yellow – PlotReturn - Skam
30. Bogger – Schleicher – Touchin’ Bass
31. Einoma – Beltral Square – Vertical Form
32. Autechre – KrYlon - Warp
33. Coil – Finite Bees – Threshold House
1. Please give us a quick run through the music in the mix. What inspired you to choose these tracks?
I always find it really difficult to put a podcast together because I don't really feel that I exist in a single genre. There are so many different sides to my musical tastes, from electronic pioneers, hip hop, electro, techno, industrial, drone, experimental electronica, IDM etc. but I wanted to do this mix more like the kind of set that I would play out, the kind of set that I'd put together if I was playing somewhere like Berlin... which is probably why I always clear the dancefloor! I think people tend to find me too experimental. Or maybe just too mental! At the end of the day I will never be called a crowd or people pleaser, I always play what I want and I like to try and educate people. I get annoyed with DJs dropping all the classic tunes they already know will work. I don't just want to give people what they want to hear, I want to give them something different, something a bit edgier and push the boundaries. There's new music out there. Different music. New artists. You might have to listen to a lot of a shit to find it but it's there and needs to be heard. Obviously I wanted to include some of the artists that are on Touchin' Bass, so there are artists on the podcast that are on the Present Tense comp and have done the Traktor remix sets, but the others are just artists that I really love listening to, alongside autechre, Einoma and Drexcia that I've been playing out for years and labels like SCSI-AV, Skam and Stroboscopic Artifacts that I've got a lot of respect for.
2. You now also run aperture records (home to artists like Oberman Knocks) alongside Touchin' Bass. Whats the ethos behind the label?
Well the strapline is 'a label which combines all things experimental. Breaking from convention. Based around concepts and soundscapes...' aperture was started to showcase the more experimental side of music, the darker, less accessible side. I was being sent a lot of demos that weren't right for Touchin' Bass and felt like these artists needed a home where they could grow and have the freedom to do stuff that they wouldn't necessarily get away with on bigger labels. I've been fortunate to have a lot of artists that have done remixes for less well known artists which is great, because it helps get them out there. I've had artists like Mira Calix and Mark Clifford and remixes from Freeform, Luke Vibert, Plaid, majestic12 and now autechre have just done a 17min remix of an Oberman Knocks track which is great for him and for the label as we are both long term followers. I've got some interesting releases lined up for the future including Broken Bone and Dalglish, so I look forward to unleashing those on an unsuspecting public!
3. Touchin Bass is still going strong, with the recent ‘Present Tense’ compilation highlighting a bunch of strong new material and artists. What are your plans for the label this year?
Yeah, I've been really pleased with how the re-launch has been received. I've taken a fresh approach and have had a great response to the releases from Quinoline Yellow and Plaster. ‘Present Tense’ shows that there are still artists out there, still doing it and making wicked music for this scene. Electro has always been an undercurrent, it will never be at the forefront but it's always down there, bubbling away in the depths of the underground, which is what I've always loved about it. I like to keep people on their toes and put out the odd release that no one really expects (like when I dropped the Otto Von Schirach 12" or the Secret Frequency Crew!) and I've got a great release out next month from a new outfit called MKFN. I'm also working with a few other artists that I'm really excited about, so there's a lot more to come!
4. What were your first experiences of dance music?
To be honest the last 25 years are a bit of a blur but I'm sure I remember dancing around to George Kranz – ‘Trommeltanz’ in 83! I used to do a lot of driving around motorways late at night with my first ever mobile phone (which was the size of a brick and ironically enough called a technophone!) looking for illegal raves. It was at that time that I got my first press! My sister and I were photographed climbing over a fence trying to get into an illegal rave under the headline "Are these victims of the acid underworld?". I think the smiley face on the back of my hot pants gave it away!?
5. It’s been sometime since we’ve seen an Andrea Parker artist album. Can we expect something soon?
Are you trying to get an exclusive?! I've wanted to do a follow up to ‘Kiss My Arp’ pretty much since I wrote it, but things keep getting in the way! Whether it's DJing, running the labels, climbing mountains, breaking five ribs, a shoulder or having a collapsed lung (twice!) I've not really been able to have a sustained period in the studio. But I'm happy to say that I've got a new studio in my loft and am working away on some new material so it's finally happening, hopefully before I break something else or they take me away in a straight jacket! I did release a concept album with Daz Quayle on aperture last year called ‘Private Dreams and Public Nightmares’, which re-worked and re-interpreted original, unheard sounds from the Daphne Oram archives (founder of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop) but unfortunately it seemed to get a bit lost or maybe the public just didn't understand it…!?
6. Amongst your influences you also list the explorer Ernest Shackleton. Do you have a thirst for adventure?
Most of the time I just have a thirst! I've always loved climbing, being as far removed from what I'd call 'normal life' as possible. Obviously my normal life revolves around music; studios, clubs, decks and annoying punters! I feel like I need to balance that out and get away from it all. ! When you're climbing in a remote mountain range, above the clouds, you feel the space, you get a perspective. There's an element of the extreme to it as well - I don't think I can do things by halves! I've climbed mountains in Arizona in 40 degree heat and volcanoes in Ecuador in 40 below! I summited the five highest volcanoes there including Cotopaxi and Chimborazo (which, to be honest, I actually found easier than making 2,000 people in a club dance to weird music!) and am proud to say that I have stood at the top of Chimborazo, 20,500ft above sea level and at the furthest point from the centre of the earth. I also have a great love of glaciers, ice and crampons! Wahay!
7. If you could create a new soundtrack to any film, what film would it be and why?
‘THX 1138’ because its well minimal and white. And I like the outfits. Or maybe ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest’. I could make it really dark, uncomfortable and difficult to watch!
8. Plaid v Autechre. Tag-team Mexican wrestling. Who would win?
I don’t know about that but I’m pretty sure I could give them both a run for their money, especially after a couple of bottles of red wine when I turn into a rottweiler!
9. Who would play you in ‘Andrea Parker’ the movie?
Tilda Swinton, because she could give it the full Ice Queen treatment and I like the weird necklines she wears, or maybe Kathy Burke, mainly for the swearing and abuse and so it wouldn't be taken too seriously!
10. Which 10 records throughout your DJ career have remained in your box the longest?
Wahay! That's a bit personal isn't it?!
autechre - (tri repetea) Eutow - Warp
69- Desire - Infonet
Drexciya - Bubble Metropolis - UR
Al-Naafiysh - Hashim - Cutting Records
Phoenecia - Odd Job - Schematic
UR - Message to the Majors - UR
AFX - Isopropanol - R&S
Wladimir M - Evil- Eevo lute
Ultramagnetic MC's - Poppa Large
Einoma - Milli Tonverka - Vertical Form
Lets get one thing straight. Rory Hoy loves big beat. And his new mix for the EPM Podcast series shows us that the bombastic beast has grown up, grown legs and influenced a new wave of enigmatic and ingenous producers. Mixing up the likes of DJ Shadow, The Wiseguys, The Saxon Scoundrels, CeCe Peniston, The Freestylers, Wildchild, Fatboy Slim, plenty of his his own productions and even Etta James.
Rory is a multi award-winning music Producer/DJ and film maker. Rory’s music career has seen him produce 5 critically acclaimed albums (on Freddy Fresh’s Howlin’ Records) and numerous EPs, singles, remixes and collaborations with other artists worldwide on various labels. Rory covers many genres including House, Funk, HIp-Hop, Big Beat, Breaks, Chillout and many more. He has seen praise from artists like Fatboy Slim, Craig Charles (who regularly plays his tracks on his BBC6 Funk & Soul Show), Mr, Scruff, A Tribe Called Quest and more. He has DJed around the world and featured on many festival lineups across the UK. He has been featured many times on British and American TV including the NBC ‘Today’ Show (USA), ITV, BBC and Sky. Rory has featured many times on UK radio stations and worldwide press and magazines. As a film producer he has made 38 short films to date, 3 shown on BBC TV, Royal Television Society nominations, a UNICEF award, 6 National Awards, including one from Film Director Guy Ritchie. His film ‘Autism & Me’ was released worldwide on DVD and is widely used in schools and by professionals worldwide to promote the understanding of autism. But don’t just take our words for it…even several Doctor Who’s are in on it. “Totally Cool” Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook), “Awesome Talent” Freddy Fresh, “I love little Rory! He‘s a young kid and he‘s rockin’ it! Go out and buy it” Craig Charles, “Many Congratulations on your awards and for doing so much for other people along the way . . . a true achievement” Stephen Fry, “I’ll be watching out for you . . . I wish you lots of luck in your career” David Tennant, “Rory, What a start! Music and film and autism - and Doctor Who! Lawks, you are certain to be a big success.” Tom Baker
EPM Podcast 53 – Rory Hoy tracklist
DJ Shadow - Interlude
Rory Hoy - B-Boy Theme
The Wiseguys - Start The Commotion
Rory Hoy VS Lebrosk & Afrika Bambaataa - Get Up And Funk Jam
The Saxon Scoundrels - The Take (C.F.W.U)
Box Rocket - The Way
Rory Hoy - Party On This Ride
Deeds Plus Thoughts - The World Is Made Up Of This And That (Fatboy Slim Remix)
CeCe Peniston - Finally (Acapella)
Wildchild - Renegade Master (Fatboy Slim Old Skool Mix)
Scanty Sandwich - Slam Dunk
The Freestylers - Breaker Beats
Rory Hoy - Baby Likes It Phat
Star’n'Garta - Star’n'Garta
Cut + Paste - Forget It (Original Krinkle Kut)
Rory Hoy - Ready, Set, Go!
Rory Hoy - Hands In The Sky
Fatboy Slim feat. Riva Starr and Beardyman - Eat Sleep Rave Repeat (Calvin Harris Remix)
Rory Hoy - Vibes
Rory Hoy feat. Freddy Fresh - Dotcom
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Q&A with Rory Hoy
1. Please give us a quick run through the music in the mix. What inspired you to choose these tracks?
Well, as you can see from this mix - I’m a bit of a fan of the 1990s Big Beat scene, so this particular mix is quite heavy on the Big Beat stuff. The reason why I prize Big Beat over other genres I think is because of the general feel-good factor of the genre as it doesn’t always take itself too seriously, has very few rules and is rather eclectic.
2. Your biography at such a young age is insane! Someone should make a film about you. Oh you already did! How did that come about?
Autism and Me (my multi award-winning film) came about around mid-2005 because there were no books or documentaries at the time speaking about the subject actually coming from somebody from the spectrum - I wanted to do something that was short, and to the point, and could actually be understood by everyone. It’s something that groups of people can sit and watch and learn, in a short space of time, what it’s like being autistic on a day-to-day basis in more simple terms. I’ve won awards from Film Directors like Guy Ritchie and have won Royal Television Society and UNICEF Awards. I’ve had worldwide recognition for the film since it’s DVD release, and I get e-mails from grateful families and people from all over the world - In fact one American Mum said having watched my film, she felt she knew her son for the first time, which is pretty awesome.
3. All five of your albums have been released on Freddy Fresh’s Howlin’ Records. How did you come into contact with him?
In July 2007, when I first set up an account with MySpace (remember that?), I sent him what became my first album, ‘Cosmic Child’ - He loved what I did, said he didn’t normally do chill out stuff like this, and it was a bit of a gamble for him, but he liked it so much, and to quote ABBA, took a chance on me - and the rest they say…is history!
4. What were your first experiences of dance music?
Aaahhh, I got into Dance Music a very, very long time ago! It was the 1990s to be exact, the days when EDM was called Electronica, Lady Gaga was called Madonna, One Direction were called Take That, and Eminem was called …Eminem! My first record that I got was ‘Boom, Shake The Room’ by Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince back in 1992/3, when I was around 5, though I got into dance music serious in 1999, when Big Beat was at it’s height of popularity, probably explaining why I’m so into the genre.
5. How did you come to win a competition to remix Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip’s ‘Thou Shalt Always Kill’ on Sunday Best?
For a few years, I had admired the song, but after looking for the acapella online, I found out there was a remix competition, so I sent it in and what do you know…I won the competition! I also won a nice acetate, which is now on my wall.
6. Even funk and soul man Craig Charles plays your stuff. You seem to be able to appeal across many genres at will. Is that by design?
Craig Charles is my man! I first got in touch with him back in 2009, when I sent stuff from the ‘Standing On Dust’ album for his show to play and guess what . . . he played it! Although I’m not strictly Funk & Soul, he seems to love the stuff I do, and he regularly plays my tracks. I’ve met him a couple of times, and we get on really well! The reason why I dip into many genres is because I want to appeal to as broad an audience as possible, especially as sometimes, I’m asked to DJ at family-friendly Festivals, you have to appeal from people to 0 up to age dead. I also (mostly) try to avoid current trends and stick to playing and producing genres that have been tried and tested, as I have this tendency to jump on the bandwagon either too early before it’s trendy or too late when nobody cares about it anymore.
7. Who is your all time favourite DJ? And why?
This is a very difficult question…I have a few favourite DJs, though I would probably have to say Freddy Fresh first and foremost, and then followed by Norman Cook AKA Fatboy Slim, as they were the ones, who introduced me to the world of Electronic Dance Music back in 1999. I had the pleasure of meeting Norm on my 25th birthday, back in December 2012, and he is a lovely guy in real life. We still contact each other from time to time sending tunes back and fourth. In fact, he sent over a remix of his latest single ‘Eat Sleep Rave Repeat’ months before the record actually came out!
8. I have seen a five minute clip of your film ‘Autism & Me’. Not only is it totally charming and enlightening but you also seem to have a 360 understanding of autism, not only from your own perspective but also on how it effects the people around you. With all the feedback you have had from the film what is your view of autism now?
Difficult question. I hope I have made Autism a lot easier to understand; Everyone is individual, and every Autistic Person on the spectrum is different and individual as well. If everyone had a little more understanding and patience with people who’s world is very different from their’s, then the world would be a much better place.
9. Do you see your future in music or film production?
Definitely the music! Even though I did produce a successful film and all my music videos are made by myself (except the one for I’m Ur MF with Kitten & The Hip, which was done professionally), the film-making is mainly just a hobby, though I have produced 38 of these short films, with some of them even being broadcast on BBC2 back in the days.
Music-wise, I have some really cool new releases on the schedule this year. Firstly on Freddy Fresh’s Howlin’ label, I have re-recorded the track, ‘1929’ from the ‘Sketching Shadows’ album (which was released last November) with multi-instrumentalist, Sylvain Carton, and this is going to be released as a single with some remixes. I have also remade a tune I did with a Dutch DJ friend of mine, Floyd Crystal called ‘What Can You Do’, which will be released in March on Tall House Digital. I am also working on more stuff with these guys, and a major French Promoter has picked up on the I’m Ur MF Single I did with Kitten & The Hip, and will be promoting it heavily in France, Belgium and Switzerland (Freddy Fresh did an amazing remix for the single!). I’m lucky in that I often have tracks in Beatport, Juno Download and Traxsource Charts - some have actually got to Number 1, I’m working on another Big Beat E.P. I would love to have my first (proper) Top-40 Hit somewhere in the world or would love to get a track on a film, TV Show or advert, so wish me luck on that!
10. Please give your current top 10:
These are the tunes, I’ve been playing out the most, but I have a top 500, really.
Rory Hoy - Ready, Set, Go!
Rory Hoy & Floyd Crystal - What Can You Do (Floyd Crystal Remix)
Tonic - The Way
Rory Hoy VS Kitten & The Hip - I’m Ur MF (Freddy Fresh Remix)
95 Royle - Bend The Rules
James Brown - Sex Machine (pHaZe Project Remix)
Pharrell Williams - Happy (Bronx Cheer Remix)
Fatboy Slim feat. Riva Starr and Beardyman - Eat Sleep Rave Repeat
Box Rocket - The Way
DJ E-Clyps - Latin Bounce
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I never saw Detroit city, but I like to go there from time to time...we have Detroit's Classic Vinyl here with Electrofunk and other tracks influenced by Detroit Techno..
Enjoy and share ... Keep It Alive! (Next Episode in a week (or two)…)
“I spin the Black Circle since a long time and I wanted to offer anything else than my classical electro mix. “Welcome to my Galactic Vinyl Church”, it’s a travel through my boxes of Vinyl, through the time, through some influences, through the genres, through my vision of Electronic music, and I hope, with some soul. (Episode 14).
Why Vinyl? Because Vinyl is the Spirit of Deejaying, because it is the memory and the diversity of Music, because I want to be an human behind my turntables. I don’t want to sell my creativity to a digital brand, depend on it and its future options.
I want to have control and not be controlled.
Vinyl Culture, we are one!”
To help celebrate the new year EPM deliver you something a bit special as we team up once again with Detroit’s Alter Ego Management. Bringing you three of Detroit’s finest, D3 drop an almighty party bomb with this exclusive live set recorded at the MD/A launch party in Sao Paulo at Teatro Mars earlier in 2013. D3 is a combination of UR’s Timeline & Mark Flash. The two Timeline members are Jon Dixon & DeSean Jones (also of Galaxy 2 Galaxy). Combining the DJ and percussion skills of Mark Flash while Jon jams over the top with keys and DeSean adding live with sax the trio give a raw funk edge to many classics from the ‘D’ and beyond. This is unadulterated party music, the perfect kick start to your new year’s celebrations and also EPM’s big party blow out that will see in 2014 @ Ipanema in Maastricht, NL. See you on the other side!