fabric London Launches 2018 All Night Long DJ Series

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Longer is often better when it comes to DJ sets. Just ask Toolroom Records boss Mark Knight, who earlier in the year released Odyssey, a short film where he interviewed peers including Danny Tenaglia, Roger Sanchez and Andy C about why playing an extended set is often the highest form of musical expression for a DJ.

Next year fabric London will pump up the volume on extended DJ sets. The legendary club will be pairing top-class DJs side by side for up to 10 hours at a time.

The series begins on January 6 with Amelie Lens, DJ Deep, Terry Francis behind the decks and a surprise live performance and runs through February. The series will feature an assortment of talent including The Martinez Brothers, Slam and Andy Butler. More dates are expected to be announced soon.

Peep the full schedule below.

06 JANUARY
ROOM ONE:
Amelie Lens, DJ Deep, Terry Francis, Surprise Guest (Live)

13 JANUARY
ROOM ONE:
Petre Inspirescu, Atipic (Live) aka Priku, Vlad Caia, Matteo Manzini
ROOM THREE:
ONE RECORDS…
Adam Shelton & Subb-an (All Night Long)

20 JANUARY
ROOM ONE:
Craig Richards & Nicolas Lutz (All Night Long)
ROOM TWO:
Slam, Kobosil, Jay Clarke

27 JANUARY
ROOM ONE:
The Martinez Brothers (All Night Long)
ROOM TWO:
NONPLUS…
Boddika & Redshape (All Night Long)

18 FEBRUARY
ROOM ONE:
Craig Richards & Ricardo Villalobos (All Night Long), Voigtmann
ROOM TWO:
Answer Code Request (Live), Pariah, Artists TBA

24 FEBRUARY
ROOM ONE:
Special Guests TBA, Andy Butler, Gideon
ROOM TWO:
Jonas Kopp, Anastasia Kristensen, Terry Francis

More to be announced soon.

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Swayzak Talk ‘Lost Tapes’ & Making Back Catalogue Available Online

Swayzak

During the mid to late ’90s UK duo Swayzak — David Brown and James Taylor — were trailblazing an enthralling tech-house signature, alongside peers like Terry Lee Brown, Jr. and Terry Francis. Their deep, dubby and often minimal exploits quietly countered the electronica euphoria of the day. During their impactful reign they released a wonderful selection of singles on M_Nus, Curle Recordings, Ellum Audio and !K7 as well their 240 Volts label, with their pièce de résistance being the groundbreaking Snowboarding in Argentina.

Now a solo project helmed by Brown, Swayzak is set to release Lost Tapes, a compilation of tracks released over the past two decades. The release boasts “Sunshine,” a brand new single with Richard Davis. Additionally, “Smile And Receive” receives the remix treatment by Apparat and Davis & Brown; there’s a Mathew Jonson remix of “Another Way”; and a handful of late ’90s/early ’00s cuts, some of which are unreleased until now.

Related: Swayzak Look Back On Snowboarding in Argentina

Additionally, Swayzak’s back catalogue will become available online for the first time, including B sides, demos, unreleased tracks and live versions, all presented in deluxe double digital disc editions.

Brown exclusively tells Big Shot, “Lost Tapes as the title says I guess is inspired by a CAN box set I saw in my local store. I was getting more and more requests to re-issue certain tracks. I set about gathering our recordings from boxes of old DATS, CDs, digital files and even cassettes from the last 20 years. I chose the rarer stuff I felt sounded sonically superior, mixes that were never released, tracks that had been shelved, remixes that never saw the light of day and originals that were quite rare 12”s only.

In addition to releasing Lost Tapes, Swayzak will also make all six of their albums — Snowboarding In Argentina, Himawari, Dirty Dancing, Loops From The Bergerie, Some Other Country and Serieculture — available in deluxe digital versions with unreleased versions, B-sides and remixes from Cassy, Apparat, Mathew Jonson and Alter Ego and others culminating in December.

And there’s thankfully new music on the way in 2018. Says Brown, “I’ve been working on a lot of new releases for next year and the time felt right to draw a line under the old material and re-issue the whole catalogue in full alongside the more cohesive Lost Tapes compilation, get everything in one place on the 240 Volts label and hopefully introduce them to a new audience.”

Lifelike Launches ‘Electronic Dreams’ Kickstarter Campaign

Lifelike Launches Electronic Dreams Kickstarter Campaign

Veteran Parisian DJ/electronic music producer Laurent Ash, whose musical nom de plume is Likelike, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his next album, Electronic Dreams.

Ash, whose vast body of work includes collaborating with Kris Menaceremixing Moby and crafting awesome bootlegs, is seeking roughly US$30,000 to pay for CD and vinyl production, album design, promotion, videos and a launch party. He envisions the album is a collaboration with artists like A-TrakOliverChromeoElectric YouthYota, and Audio District.

Ash has a specific reason for not wanting to find a label partner, “After working in the past with both smaller independent labels and big major labels, I decided that I would do something different and speak directly to the people who love and support the music.”

He adds, “Sometimes when you work with a smaller label, they are overworked and don’t have the influence or financial muscle to really push a release in the right way. Or, when you work with a bigger label, you can lose control of the creative process, with your release disappearing into a marketing machine never to be seen again.”

Contributions to the campaign can be made here until December 3, 2017. Help this brother out!

Alice Glass Says Ex-Crystal Castles Bandmate Ethan Kath Abused Her

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Alice Glass, former singer for Crystal Castles, released a detailed, highly graphic statement yesterday claiming the ex-bandmate Ethan Kath (real name: Claudio Palmieri) abused her since the age of 15.

Glass, who left Crystal Castles in October 2014 and was replaced by new vocalist Edith Frances, joins a cavalcade of women who have leveled claims of misconduct against other actors, producers, directors, photographers and musicians.

According to Glass, Kath “was very manipulative towards me. He figured out my insecurities and exploited them: he used the things he learned about me against me. Over a period of many months, he gave me drugs and alcohol and had sex with me in an abandoned room at an apartment he managed. It wasn’t always consensual and he remained sober whenever we were together.”

Glass alleges that Kath controlled everything she did and forced her to have sex with him. “I wasn’t allowed to have my own phone or my own credit card, he decided who my friends were, read through my private emails, restricted my access to social media, regulated everything I ate. He berated me and yelled at me, telling me that I was a joke, that all the people that came to our shows were only interested in his instrumentals and that I was ruining the band. He broke glass shower doors to frighten me, he locked me into rooms. He told me that my feminism made me a target for rapists and only he could protect me. He forced me to have sex with him or, he said, I wouldn’t be allowed to be in the band anymore.”

Kath has denied Glass’ allegations in a statement issued to Pitchfork via his attorney: “I am outraged and hurt by the recent statements made by Alice about me and our prior relationship. Her story is pure fiction and I am consulting my lawyers as to my legal options. Fortunately, there are many witnesses who can and will confirm that I was never abusive to Alice.”

In the wake of the allegations, Crystal Castles have cancelled the remaining dates on their current tour.

Japanese DJ with ALS Uses Only Eyes to Spin

Masatane Muto

Three years ago at the age of 27 Masatane Muto was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. ALS was first discovered in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, but it wasn’t until 1939 that Lou Gehrig brought international attention to the disease.

A lover of music and DJ, Muto, who recently finished working at an ad agency, felt the desire to remain a communicator. Wanting to inspire people with disabilities, he uses special sensor-equipped eyeglasses that allow him to use smartphone apps with his eyes to select videos and music, executing commands by blinking. As a result of the amazing innovation, Muto calls himself the world’s first “eye video disc jockey.”

In September Muto performed at MOVE FES held at the world-famous Womb club in Tokyo. He was joined on the by fellow artists including eNBAND, Ram Rider, Realheart’s, MarcelloJonno, Response and Shuharihito.

During the course of his set in front of a screen that brandished his mantra: “No Limit, Your Life.”

“I want to break down barriers between disabled and non-disabled people,” Muto said. “I was able to do my best performance.”

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