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Smalltown Supersound & Bleep presents
Sonar Party with Annie, Diskjokke and Bleep DJs @ The Pulitzer
Saturday 18 June | Terrace Hotel Pulitzer | 19:00-23:00
The exclusive terrace, open only to accreditation holders
Hotel Pulitzer – c/Bergara, 8
We’re throwing a little off-party at Sonar with the good folk over at Smalltown Supersound. Come down this Saturday…
Our good friend Shaun Bloodworth is this week having his first solo exhibition. Containing Photographs and Film, documenting the UK and US electronic bass music scenes, since 2005, with over 200 pictures from FWD>>, DMZ, Low End Theory, NYC and Sonar . There will be collaborative work from GiveUpArt, Humanstudio, Peter & Paul and of course the NSEW project that he completed with our good selves.
The exhibition ‘UNDERGROUND‘ will open 28th April until May 14th, in Sheffield UK, with a special ticket only event on May 7th, with DJ sets from MaryAnne Hobbs and Grievous Angel .
In the words of Shaun himself:
“Most of the subjects are of a different generation to me, a group who are much maligned by the media – accused of being lazy, consumer-driven and selfish. However, I consistently find the opposite to be true – they are hardworking, talented and driven by personal experiences, living their lives to the full.
I fell into their world by chance, a returned favour creating a new path for me, and now find myself bizarrely and happily part of it. Over the past twenty years I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world , see incredible things and meet amazing people, but nothing has inspired me more than those featured in ‘Underground’.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from this journey, its never to judge a book by its cover.”
Last Thursday, we had a little Bleep x Bloc warm-up party in Paris with Joy Orbison, Lone, Boxcutter and Max Cooper… This was merely a taster for the weekend we were about to embark on…
Surreal does not even begin to describe the lunacy that is a weekend spent at Bloc festival in Butlins. From the utilitarian-esque rows of chalets to the noisy games arcade and the culinary options that extend no further than a Pizza Hut buffet; we’ve never had so much fun dancing around on garishly decorated carpets. One thing is for sure, no other festival on our British shores represents the best of underground electronic music, big and small, and past and present, as well as Bloc does. We were thrilled to present our Bleep Showcase on Sunday evening over on the Jak:Bloc stage this year where some of our favourite artists played to a packed out crowd.
Our Bleep Competition winner, Leighton, kicked off proceedings warming the stage up for Planet Mu’s Boxcutter who played the difficult early slot to a completely packed out room. To have a queue extend from the Bleep stage right through to the amusement park is no mean feat at 5pm. Following this, Luke Abbott delighted the crowd with his blissful electronic melodies, which left things to Jacques Greene to switch things up a level or two, delivering some pumping future bass rhythms. What followed was a full on 90’s rave with Lone skilfully dropping some gems, such as Adonis’ Trax Records classic, No Way Back and his own Pineapple Crush. Kyle Hall then stepped in to close the stage with some hands in the air moments with the 90’s club jam, Show Me Love and Moodymann’s Freeki Mutha Fucker.
Elsewhere, Rustie rocked the Numbers showcase with his trademark aqua-crunk beats and some particularly choice cuts such as an (as of yet) unreleased Hudson Mohawke gem. Space Dimension Controller stole the show at the Resident Advisor showcase with his distinctive boogie-infused house beats. Jimmy Edgar worked his excellent live show with improvised vocoder, seamlessly switching from electro to funk to all out jungle within the blink of an eye. Alva Noto represented the Raster-Noton camp, bringing us a performance that balanced between the experimental and the club experience perfectly, pleasing a dedicated crowd as well as converting some new devotees.
Aphex Twin pulled out a brilliant (and suprizing) set that journeyed from beautiful ambient harmonics to dubstep (even dropping Ramadanman and Night Slugs’ Jam City!) to an incredible crescendo of drilling beats and white-noise… The previous night, one of the standout moments of the festival perhaps belongs to LFO and the rapturous reception that Freak received from the Centre:Bloc crowd.
We shall see you there next year…
Words: Laura Humphries I Photos: Margot Didsbury
For more info on Bloc: http://www.blocweekend.com/
In January, we launched a Bleep DJ competition to win a Rane SL 3 for Serato Scratch Live Digital Vinyl System; an Ableton Live 8 Software Package; a pair of TMA-1 headphones, and a chance to DJ at the Bleep stage at Bloc Festival.
We were overwhelmed with the response. We had over 160 entries to the competition, with nearly 40k plays across these mixes. There was some really great mixes and it was really difficult deciding the winner… But there can only be one…
The winner of the competition is DJ Leighton. His mix can be found above and you can catch him DJing at the Bleep stage next Sunday at Bloc Festival…
2 weeks ago, we were pretty happy to tell you that we were hosting a showcase at Bloc this year. The festival has now totally sold out, but for those of you who can’t make it we have decided to give you 2 exclusive mixes from the artists at our stage. As well as that, we are also throwing a Bleep x Bloc party in Paris as a special preview of the event.
The event will take place at La Machine du Moulin Rouge and the line-up includes Joy Orbison, Lone, Boxcutter, Max Cooper and Bleep DJs.
La Machine du Moulin Rouge / PARIS 18
80 Boulevard de Clichy – metro Blanche
If you have been lucky enough to get a ticket to Bloc, make sure you check out our showcase on Sunday 13th March (the closing night of the festival).
In the meanwhile, check out these 2 exclusive mixes from Boxcutter and Lone.
In January 2010 we picked our top 100 tracks of 2009 and offered them to you as a unique download offer.
We are currently compiling the Top 100 Tracks of 2010
100 high quality 320 Mp3’s
Over 8 hours of tracks
Over 1 GB of music
For those early birds, we have a Limited Edition 100 Tracks Gift Card w/ embossed download code + clear plastic card holder + 2 silver foil stickers. This is the perfect gift for any music fan.
We will start shipping these tomorrow, we strongly recommend getting your card straight away to get in time for Christmas
A high quality Bleep branded Manhattan Portage DJ bag. The Manhattan Portage bags are a now a design classic so when we were looking to make a new record bag for Bleep, they were our first point of call. These bags are incredibly hard-wearing, being made to the highest standards.
This record bag with a shoulder strap has space for 15-20 records and has a zipped inner compartment. Made in hard-wearing grey canvas and printed with a Bleep logo on the front flap.
Size: 13.5 x 11.5 x 4.5 inches (34 x 29 x 11 cm) (WxHxD).
Weight: 1.0 lbs (0.50 kg) Volume: 700 cubic inches (12 liters).
Fabric: 1000D CORDURA® Classic fabric.
Zippered compartment behind the flap.
Slim open top slide compartment in the inside for folders.
One main interior compartment for total utility loading. Will fit about 15-20 vinyl records for DJs
Adjustable shoulder strap
Double reinforcement on the corners for durability
Water resistant coating