New London loft party fill us in on their own politics of pleasure.
The chance to fly to Germany for free and see Chet Faker, Darkside, Four Tet, Jungle, Little Dragon, Lone, SBTRKT and more!
Returning for its 5th year, Fatboy Slim’s Big Beach Bootique is set to be Brighton’s biggest party of the year. Since attracting some 65,000 people in it’s first year, BBB has quickly become notorious around the world, with people flocking from all sides of the globe to rave it up. In 2009, an estimated 250,000 (that’s right, a quarter of a million) dance-music fanatics descended on Brighton beach in what was supposed to be a 35,000 capacity event, that quickly became headline news worldwide (you can watch live footage of the event here).
This time last year I must admit I wasn’t the biggest fan of House Music, put off by its minimal and repetitive side. Little did I know there is much more to it than that and that a resurgence was well under way, with a bass-heavy and club-friendly variety. Maya Jane Coles is now at the forefront of this resurgence making her a perfect candidate for the latest instalment in the DJ-Kicks compilation series.
Hailing from the Basque Country in Northern Spain, 25-year-old House producer El_Txef_A probably hasn’t hit your radar just yet. His debut album, Slow Dancing In A Burning Room, was released this March on his own imprint Fiakun – a mecca for contemporary House music. Not being much of a dance music fan himself, El_Txef_A has drawn inspiration from a wide host of different musicians; citing A$AP Rocky and John Mayer as significant influences upon his sound (the title of his debut album is a reference to a song by John Mayer of the same name). As a classically trained musician, his creative approach to music-making revolves around intricate chord progressions and beautifully dark vocal melodies (sung by himself). Think James Blake, pitched-down and post-House. Also check out his edit of Bon Iver’s Calgary right here, it’s a free download as well!