Thursday, 1 April 2010

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Zomby Vs Actress





'Nothing'

Zomby Vs Actress


http://www.sendspace.com/file/5mtpjv





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Nochexxx review PlayGround Magazine


"When you want your hip hop sounds alien, lethargic and with a certain stink to bad hygiene feet or cared, that's when you call Sensational.
Could you do with Beans or any other member of Anti-Pop Consortium, but they are more posh, and Brooklyn is almost a pauper, who was so fucked up that he note in his voice. So, that throat cancer is so well with beats that seem a cross between Alva Noto, Skream and Chris & Cosey, who serves Nochexxx producer, back into the family Werk. A freshly cut vinyl EDTI by the English label that does not add anything special to the avant-rap beyond the confidence to say "we can continue doing so rare, even more than you thought. We would not want to be with these two in the same room.
"

Reviewed by PlayGroundMag
Translated by Google



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Friday, 5 February 2010

FADER Actress Interview


Hazyville
is a great record. It’s thick with atmosphere. I was listening to it while walking around yesterday and it makes everything feel more dramatic.

Hazyville was written at different stages from 2004 right up to 2008. It was recorded on different equipment, formats, computers and spaces. The main influence during the writing process was Mrs Skunk, and 16 hour sessions recording in a space that was both living room, kitchen, office and dance-floor. Paper thin walls, complaining neighbors, the constant hum of double-decker buses. Psychologically it was a very dramatic experience, but through that dense haze I had a crystal vision of how the final piece would sound.

How do you plan to follow it?
A new piece of work has just been completed, and it’s to be released on Honest Jon’s. Whatever interest I have at a particular time, I try to put back into the music, so for the last year I’ve read a lot about Francis Bacon and Claude Monet, I spent a lot of time walking through the Pompidou Centre in Paris, found an interest in binary codes and numeral systems, and decided that I’d like to explore the emotion of the computer. The results at times were quite Brutalistic.

Recently a couple of tracks you worked on with Zomby emerged on your blog. Are there more to come?
Maybe…we talk a lot, and sporadically play with ideas, but that’s about it for the moment. My only impression of Zomby is informed by the music he has written…most of which is pretty special.


Read the rest of the interview here and you can listen to the track 'Hubble' from the album 'Splazsh'


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Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Lukid @ Big Chill House

Free entry

Sunday 7th February

Big Chill House



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Actress - Splazsh


Splazsh
tracklist:

1. Hubble
2. Lost
3. Futureproofing
4. Bubble Butts And Equations
5. Always Human
6. Get Ohn (Fairlight Mix)
7. Maze
8. Purrple
9. Splazsh
10. Senorita
11. Let’s Fly
12. Wrong Potion
13. Supreme Cunnilingus
14. The Kettle Men
15. Casanova

Release date soon

FACT Magazine - more info


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Monday, 1 February 2010

Lukid Ustream


Tonight and every Monday night 9pm

Lukid on Ustream - http://www.ustream.tv/lukid


Also, heads up on this release featuring a couple of remixes by Lukid -



"Werk Discs’ Lukid transforms “There” from a dreamy New Order nod into a buzzing, anxious slice of instrumental hip-hop."

http://ghostly.com/releases/the-ghostly-remixes


12" Available 23rd February




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London Destroyers - Actress


"The "letterman" jacket is instantly recognisable as a symbol of belonging. From it’s roots in 50s American college sports teams it signified membership to an elite club- a garment that had to be earned by being on the team. A classic silhouette- part peacoat warmth, part bomber-jacket tough, the two-toned letterman merges sports heritage with references to youth subcultures from practically every decade since the 50s, where it has become an icon of the street as well as the stadium. Nike Sportswear’s limited edition interpretation, irreverently called THE DESTROYER, was always going to be a strictly luxurious affair just as we’ve come to expect from the most premium division of Nike.
"

Read the rest and check the videos at Dazed and Confused


The London edition of the Nike Sportswear Destroyer jacket available at the Nike 1948 store and Selfridges.


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FACT Mix 120 - Lone


http://www.factmag.com/2010/02/01/fact-mix-120-lone/



Tracklist:
Kona Triangle – Mauna Loa
Ghostface Killah – Clipse of Doom
Samiyam – Cheesecake Backslap
Bibio – Lovers Carvings (Letherette Mix)
Mike Slott – SunTan
Black Dog Productions – Caz
Prophet – You Really Turn Me On
Prince – Erotic City
Lone – Once in a While
Sweet Exorcist – Track Jack
Lone – Taking off and Landing
Ceephax Acid Crew – Space Paranoia
Clark – Cremation Drones


FACT Mix 120 Lone



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Roadhouse Manchester - Hoya:Hoya

If you missed it check it the vid -



Ill try and get some pics up too



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Sunday, 31 January 2010

Lowriders collective - Nochexxx review

The guys at lowriderscollective.com have reviewed the Nochexxx 12"

Get a read here

"Sensational manoeuvres with precision between the sounds and creates a great flow, one of his best ever. Combined with his voices samples en some modifications of his voice we are lost in his mad world."


Buy the 12" -

http://www.cargorecords.co.uk/release/10192

http://www.chemical-records.co.uk/sc/servlet/Info?Track=WERK018

http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=259249




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Ecstasy & Friends review - It's the last boss Blog


A review of the Lone album can be read on VICE bloggers network - http://itsthelastboss.blogspot.com

"Having listened to the album I can tell you it's a slice of psychedelic & hip hop infused beats. Lone proves he has the potential to be up there, the album is filled with 11 songs that are probably going to my summer nights go faster."

Read the rest here

Buy the CD -

http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=235953

http://www.juno.co.uk/ppps/products/372027-01.htm

http://www.cargorecords.co.uk/release/10038



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Nochexxx interview


An interview by the Kid Shirt blog following the Smashing Your System 12" Nochexxx release

"What do you think it is that drives you to make music? Is it something you've always done - a gradual, on-going thing - or was there some sort of tipping-point in your past?

N: "'Tipping-point'? I prefer tripping point! I think I have a deep need to create, have done since I was young. I do trip from it and therefore it feels like the most exciting thing I can do right now." "

Read the rest here

Nochexxx feat. Sensational 12" out now -

http://www.cargorecords.co.uk/release/10192

http://www.chemical-records.co.uk/sc/servlet/Info?Track=WERK018

http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=259249


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Friday, 29 January 2010

SATURDAY 30TH JANUARY

Line Up - Actress, Hudson Mohawke, Kode 9, Illum Sphere and Jonny Dub

@ The Roadhouse, Manchester

"On September 27th 2008, Hoya:Hoya will unleash its return, in it's new home, and Manchester insitution, The Roadhouse. The mission is the same: the best names that you may not see every day, live art by some of Manchester's sickest artists, as well as residents Jonny Dub and Ryan Hunn doing the business. All this in a sweaty underground basement."

More info here

Get down/up to Manchester and check it out.



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Nochexxx review in WIRE magazine

Nochexxx feat. Sensational - Smashing Your System EP 12" Review in WIRE magazine
Full page spread here



The 12" is available to buy now

http://www.cargorecords.co.uk/release/10192

http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=259249

http://www.chemical-records.co.uk/sc/servlet/Info?Track=WERK018




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Monday, 25 January 2010

Lone Interview & Download



Here's another interview following Lone's album 'Ecstasy & Friends'.

Read the interview from the guys at http://www.back-and-forth.net/

"B&F: Where did your interest in music production begin?

Lone: Listening to bootleg rave tapes and the altern8 album. I could tell that stuff wasn’t created by live instruments or anything and was fascinated by what exactly it was made with. As I grew up, I started to find out how it was all done. I’m the sort of person that when i get interested in something I want to make my own version of it, so I think I was probably always going to end up doing this."

Read the rest here

There's a free download for you there too.


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Friday, 22 January 2010

DON'T FORGET - Saturday night @ Big Chill House



SATURDAY 23rd JANUARY

For more information check here

http://www.myspace.com/nochexxx

http://www.myspace.com/hotcitybass














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Once in a while

A new Lone 12" to be released soon, 'Once in a while'.

The tracks on the 12" are not available on the 'Ecstasy & Friends' album.



URB Magazine - 'It's like the wrap-up for a summertime rave.'

'Once in a while' will be available soon, check here for updates.


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Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Friendly Fires Finding Inspiration

Looks like Friendly Fires are finding inspiration from the stunning album produced by Lone.

The album 'Ecstasy & Friends' was spotted in last weeks NME, 11/01/10.



If you haven't already done so, buy the album here or download it on iTunes.





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Monday, 18 January 2010

Exclusive Lone download & Interview













URB Magazine interviews Lone - Plus a free download of BFBM1

Make sure you have a look its a great read.

"I’d always play Andy some Autechre and Aphex Twin and stuff and he’d be like, “Yeah, it’s cool and everything, but let’s put on 36 Chambers again.” So, although I started to slip in as much of an electronica influence as I could, our main thing was Wu-Tang or DJ Premier or whatever–so I guess in our own naive way we were just trying to emulate that stuff… and getting it totally wrong, obviously."

Read it all here.



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Lukid Ustream Tonight

9pm Tonight at http://www.ustream.tv/lukid, Werk Discs producer will be mixing some brilliant tracks while streaming live to all you viewers.

Its every Monday, so get into the routine of tuning in at 9pm here.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

DONT FORGET- Saturday Night @ Fabric 16/01/09


Saturday 16th January @ Fabric, London

Buy the FABRIC 50 CD here



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Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Actress remix on the latest Joy Orbison EP


Joy Orbison's latest EP - 'The Shrew Would Have Cushioned the Blow' features a remix by Darren Cunningham AKA Actress.

The EP is set for release on February 22nd 2010
"Title track ‘The Shrew Would Have Cushioned the Blow’ will instantly appeal to fans of Orbison’s much acclaimed ‘Hyph Mngo’ with its dramatic female vocal and celestial synths"

Read the rest here.

You can listen to the EP here


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Lukid - Foma. 'Top 30 Electronic Releases' by The Silent Ballet

Lukid's album Foma was picked by The Silent Ballet staff as number 18 in their 'Top 30 Electronic Releases of 2009'.

"With an assertive nod to hip hop, reggae, and loopy funk, Blair creates a record that is ass-shakingly nasty, yet all-too-blunted to give more energy than is necessary. So, it rides on an edgy path of being suitable for the dance club, but maybe just a touch mellow enough that this bass party is best thrown at home."

Read the rest here














Lukid

http://www.myspace.com/lukid



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23/01/10 Hot City exclusive Nochexxx set @ Big Chill - House



Hot City will be playing at the Big Chill House, showcasing new and exclusive tunes from Nochexxx.

Its free before 10pm and £5 after

For more information check here

http://www.myspace.com/nochexxx

http://www.myspace.com/hotcitybass














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Klubnacht - Honest Jons Presents & Get Perlonized... at Berghain/Panorama Bar



Record label Honest Jons are showcasing a night at the famous Berghain/Panorama Bar on February 5th 2010.

Line up includes -

Actress
Moodyman
Joy Orbison
Will Bankhead

Tickets 12 euro

If your in Berlin be sure to check it out, if your not in Berlin see if you can catch a cheap flight out there.

More info here




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Sunday, 10 January 2010

Better Never Than Late - 'Ecstasy & Friends' review


The cool guys at BNTL have posted a review of the Lone album - Ecstasy & Friends.


"The release evokes a spectrum of emotions ranging from the eponymous ecstasy to something more akin with contemplative melancholy. Through this is borne the strongest sense of ambivalence, which dictates that an audience listen on to find resolution.
"

Read the rest here.

Buy the album here.














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Saturday, 9 January 2010

Lukid Ustream Lukid Ustream


Lukid does a live show every Monday on Ustream, if you haven't checked it out yet, do it this Monday (11/01/10).

Join in the chat, sit back and relax. Its dope.

http://www.ustream.tv/lukid



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Friday, 8 January 2010

FABRIC Saturday January 16th 2010

























FABRIC, London, on the 16/01/10. Catch the FABRIC 50 Album Launch.

Actress, Kode 9, Martyn and Pepe Bradock playing in room 1.

Buy tickets here, don't miss out.




"With fabric 50, Martyn intertwines the essential elements of what makes his own style so pristine and easily recognisable, fusing dancefloor ready percussion with that element of raw soul - whether it's vocal led or simply inferred with emotive chords and synthesizers that harbour those distinct frequencies that positively shimmer."

Read the rest here

FABRIC 50 album mixed by Martyn, available on the 11/01/10.


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Thursday, 7 January 2010

Zomby Vs Actress

A couple of tracks from Zomby and Actress


http://www.sendspace.com/file/yo1zyl





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Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Welcome to 2010



Hoping the year has started well for everyone. 2010 will be another busy year for Werkdiscs, keep your eyes peeled...

Here's to a progressive year, starting off with a free download from FACT magazine.

A collaboration between Actress and Disrupt.

http://mp3.factmagazine.co.uk/HAIL%20THE%20ROBOTS%201.mp3



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