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Back To The Timepiece Documentary

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Back To the TimePiece from Bea Freeman on Vimeo.

The Back to the TimePiece documentary film tells the story of this 1970’s Liverpool nightclub.

Although predominantly a black club, it was one of the very few clubs in Liverpool where the races could mix harmoniously. Led by its inspirational DJ Les Spaine, the TimePiece would become known as the ‘North West’s best FUNK and SOUL nightclub’.

The TimePiece is as important to Liverpool’s musical heritage as the Cavern or Eric’s.

This is a documentary that deserves to be seen by any historians of soul and black music, and indeed by anyone interested in the story of dance music, or the club scene, in the UK.

It wasn’t all ‘Northern Soul’ up North you know!
DS

Interview: Ade Fakile / Plastic People, Owner and Creator

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

A great interview with Ade on the past / present / future of one of the best and most loved underground clubs of London.

http://www.burntprogress.com/cdr/features/interview-ade-fakile

Enjoy the read!

New Here & Now Releases

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Some new releases from JayCee’s label Here & Now:

MOTIVATORS – JOBU – REVERSO 68 / NIGEL HAYES Remixes

DJ Support from Cosmo, Cosmodelica / Bitches Brew

Reverso 68 aka Pete Herbert and Phil Mison need no introduction. The dance music production outfit who have worked for many labels such as DFA, Klein, Music For Dreams and Eskimo Recordings and remixed loads of people including Badly Drawn Boy, Bent, Juan MacLean, Stratus and WhoMadeWho. Nigel Hayes alongside Funk D’Void Lars Sandberg was Chaser on Soma Quality Recordings. He has also released tunes for Prescription, F Communications, Guidance, Bitches Brew and Sunshine Enterprises and this is his 2nd remix for Here And Now Recordings.

Motivators are the Manu Dibango rhythm section plus members of The Quantic Soul Orchestra and Reel People under the direction of Steve Laviers and Rob Lee from Faze Action.

YAABA FUNK – DJD remixes & OLATUNDE Remix

DJ Support from Norman Jay, Copyright, Phil Asher – Restless Soul, Simbad, Bugz In The Attic Daz and Seiji, Osunlade, Red Rackem.

YAABA FUNK are a large Ghanaian afrofunk group with a massive sound. DJD aka Dominic Dawson has enhanced this sound for the dancefloor with his funky afrohouse alternative mixes. Richard Olatunde who was worked with Tony Allen and Wunmi weaves Nyash into a monstrous afro broken beat affair

Some buy links:

iTunes

Boomkat

Juno Download

Traxsource

Keep Plastic People Alive

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Respect to Plastic People!

Theo Parrish – Keep Plastic People Alive!

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Dimitri from Paris presents “Get Down With The Philly Sound” – Video

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Dimitri from Paris presents “Get Down With The Philly Sound” (EPK) from BBE Music on Vimeo.

Great mini-doc to go with the forthcoming compilation on BBE! 🙂

MVSICA – Fine Art Recordings

Monday, December 7th, 2009

MVSICA is a new limited CD project from Deep Frequency’s Nitzan’s Fine Art Recordings. The idea behind the project was to put together a compilation of down tempo music from techno producers.

This CD is strictly limited to 200 copies!

The design concept was a cover that would evolve with time, very much like the music on the CD. Most of the art (including the track list) is covered with scratch off surface, on hard laminated paper(to ensure the material is not scared by scratching). The CD comes with its own plastic counter that can be used, as oppose to coins, which are often dirty.

More details: MVSICA

Playlist:

1.Fabric Lig – Cosmic Booty
2.Fabrice Lig – Cosmic Booty(Stevie Kotey remix)
3.Lerosa – Calliope
4.Cusmos – Jazzdub
5.Ichikiwa(aka Michael Fakesch) – Cthree
6.Jens Loden – First one(Orlando Voorn birds and bees remix)

fineartrec.bigcartel.com/product/mvsica

www.fineartpromo.co.uk/mvsica-cd-out-now/

UREI 1620LE + Cross-over for sale!

Friday, December 4th, 2009

The world’s first ever UREI 1620le that was sold is up for SALE!!

http://www.ureidj.com/enews/issue1.htm

I am selling my UREI 1620le and am giving the Deep Frequency family the first chance to take it off of my hands. The mixer has only ever been used for home use and is in perfect condition. Those of you who are not familiar with the finer details of the mixer can check out the link below:

http://www.ureidj.com/product_1620LE.aspx

However I will not ship the unit. I am only interested in a cash deal from someone who can collect, as I would prefer to demo the unit is in full working order before any cash is exchanged.

Also for sale. The X3004 3 band Isolator. Handmade by Jerome Barbe and designed by DJ Deep.

http://www.electronique-spectacle.com/media/x3004_av_ar_grand.jpg

If interested please contact me by email on Osborne_mark@hotmail.co.uk

Mark Osborne – ‘Skin Deep Sessions’

SPACEMACHINE RECORDS

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

SPACEMACHINE RECORDINGS a new imprint from Deep Frequency’s own Johnny ‘Chingas’ Hiller (Lasermagnetic/Tropical Spacemachine) and Pete Herbert (Maxi Discs/Reverso 68/LSB), an audio showcase for their London based Spacemachine nights and JC’s fortnightly radio show, THE TROPICAL SPACEMACHINE on www.deepfrequency.com

This first outing features reworks from the duo of two classics from the vaults:

SPACE-01A-BIG

SPACE-01B-BIG

The A side kicking things off in true carnival party style, beefing things up and spacing out a well known classic from one of the UK’s best known disco outfits…

..Whilst the flip side heads straight for some deeper heavy afro-voodoo disco business….

Both tracks are aimed straight at the dancefloor and have already been going down a treat over the summer months, cooking up a storm at the Sancho Panza Notting Hill Carnival stage and on the The Glimmers recent tour of Australia…

Early DJ support from The Glimmers, Greg Wilson, Todd Terje, Rub N Tug, Horse Meat Disco, Richard Sen, The Revenge, Damon Martin (Disco Bloodbath), Johnny Rock, Neil Thornton, Faze Action, Mo Morris (A Mountain Of One), Tricky Disco, Phil Mison, YamWho, Toby Tobias, Sancho Panza, Kenny Hawkes, Baby G to name a few……

Available in all good record-stores! 😉

Buy @ Juno

Buy @ Piccadilly Records

Stupid Human – Volume 1

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Stupid Human

The Stupid Human Story

This twelve came about very organically, it was first given to Dj Cosmo back in May 2009 where she promptly gave it an airing on her Samurai FM show it was then handed to Bill Brewster whom also promptly dropped it into his Djhistory Podcast to glowing reviews…. following Bill’s support the creator of this hugely bluesy funk edit provided it as a limited release via his secret FTP space to various beards & heads. The response was a resounding “properly bumping get it out” from pretty much all that heard it. Being a bit unprepared for this reaction the creator went about sorting out a worthy B side and all the other trials and tribulations with getting stuff onto vinyl. Now backed with a killer Rafael Cameron Edit plus a little political skit called “Mass Madness” the buzz on this little gem is building.

Support From:

Dj Cosmo (Samurai FM, Dark Star, Lucky Cloud)
Bill Brewster (Lowlife, Faith, Djhistory)
Mike Burns (Vienna)
Leri Ahel (Croatia)
Terje

More info: www.stupid-human.co.uk

For soundclips: Soundcloud.com

There’s more in the pipeline from Stupid Human with Vol 2 scheduled for January/Feb but they’re on cover up duties till it’s all sorted! 😉