John ‘Quivver’ Graham Readies Third Full-Length, ‘Revelate’

John Quivver Graham

Since his days pioneering progressive house and breakbeat in the ’90s, British DJ/producer John ‘Quivver’ Graham has elevated his sound with every release.

Like all of us, Graham found himself at home last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unable to travel, he channeled his creativity into producing a selection of tracks that comprise his upcoming third full-length album, Revelate.

Due for release on October 15, 2021, on John Digweed’s Bedrock Records, it’s his first long-player for Diggers’ esteemed label.

Big Shot got an advance listen to the 10-track full-length. While we can’t share any tracks, we can report that Graham used his time in lockdown wisely.

Revelate opens with the cinematic “Moonlight Pools” and finds Graham investigating deep electronica with heavy nods to breakbeat and electro. No stranger to handing vocals — Graham sang “Choke” and “Until Tomorrow” on Hybrid’s third LP, I Choose Noise — he lends his voice to the dreamy cut “Nothin’ New To Feel.”

Put this album on your radar. In the meantime, here’s the tracklisting for Revelate:

1. Moonlight Pools
2. Horizons
3. Nothin’ New To Feel
4. Atomised
5. Funkily
6. Altered
7. Shine
8. Hold
9. 5 AM
10. Crystals

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Here’s How You Could Win a Vintage Minimoog Model D Signed By Bob Moog

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Formed in 2005 after the death of musical instrument pioneer Dr. Bob Moog, The Bob Moog Foundation is marking its 15th anniversary by raffling off a fully restored vintage Minimoog Model D synthesizer signed by Moog himself.

The highly coveted analog synthesizer was built at Moog Music’s Williamsville, NY factory in the mid-’70s and is said to be worth almost $10,000.

The raffle ends on August 30, 2021, at 11:59 pm EDT, or when all 5,000 tickets sell out, whichever comes first. Tickets are $20 each, six for $100, 14 for $200, or 40 for $500, and can be purchased here.

Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool in Asheville, NC.

Obligatory press release gush from Executive Director, Michelle Moog-Koussa: “The Bob Moog Foundation is excited to offer this extraordinarily special Minimoog synthesizer with Bob’s distinct signature in concert with our upcoming 15th anniversary later this month. The Foundation formally launched on August 21, 2006, exactly one year after Bob’s passing. Since that time, his legacy and spirit have been the inspiration that fuels our work in education, archive preservation, and the creation of our beloved Moogseum. We hope that the winner of this Minimoog will also be deeply inspired by Bob’s spirit.”

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MoMA PS1’s Warm Up Party to Return in August

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For more than two decades, MoMA PS1’s Warmup Party has been an important part of summertime in New York City. Not only are the Saturday afternoon parties well-curated to feature established and rising DJs and acts, but the crowds are also always thoroughly enthusiastic.

After having to hit the pause button last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MoMA PS1’s Warmup has announced its return for a trio of parties, taking place online and in-person on August 7, 14, and 21.

The line-up features DJ sets and live performances by Amorphous, Yung Baby Tate, Yu Su, glaive and ericdoa, Sango, foreigner, La Goony Chonga and more.

According to organizers, capacity will be limited. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test is required for entry. Full lineups can be found below.

Warm Up 2021 will be performed from Rashid Johnson’s Stage, “a participatory installation and sound work that draws on the history of the microphone as a tool for protest and public oratory.”

Tickets are $18. Entry is free for residents of Long Island City.

August 7
Amorphous / Empire / Philadelphia, PA
Yung Baby Tate / Atlanta, GA
Patia Borja, MISTERVATION, River Moon / PATIASFANTASYWORLD / Jacksonville, Florida +
Detroit, MI + Capetown, South Africa + New York, NY
SURF GANG / SURF GANG / New York, NY, USA
Joselo & Friedplatano / Maricon / New York, NY
August 14
foreigner / Los Angeles, CA + Trinidad
Ariel Zetina / Smart Bar + Discwoman + Rumors / Chicago, IL
La Goony Chonga / Miami, FL
rrao, K Wata, Enayet, Simisea / SLINK / New York, NY
Ana Roxanne / Kranky Records / Brooklyn, NY
August 21
Doss / LuckyMe / Brooklyn, NY
glaive and ericdoa / Interscope Records / Hendersonville, NC + Monroe, CT
Sango / AGO / Grand Rapids, MI
Yu Su / bié + Music From Memory / Vancouver, Canada + Kaifeng, China
Club Eat / New York, NY

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The Avalanches Announce 13-City 2022 North American Tour

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After releasing a deluxe edition to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their landmark album Since I Left You in June (the full-length was originally released by Modular Recordings in 2000 and the U.S. and U.K. in 2001 to massive critical acclaim) featuring previously unreleased remixes by the likes of Prince Paul, MF DOOM, Black Dice, Leon Vynehall, Sinkane and Carl Craig, enigmatic Australian electronic outfit The AvalanchesRobbie Chater and Tony Diblasi — have announced they are North America bound in early 2022.

The 13-city trek kicks off on February 17 at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. and concludes on March 6 at The Warfield in San Francisco.

Talking about the group’s historic album, Chater reflected: “I remember very clearly a few things. We decided to not have any of our voices on it, which made it last because it’s a kind of transmission; nothing date-stamps it to that time. Also we were careful not to use any trendy software from 1999 or 2000. So it does seem to just float around in time…”

“Music lovers get it, and that’s what we ultimately are,” he continues. “It’s almost like an exploration of our relationship with the world and with music and, as music fans, what our place is in the whole process. Looking back, I’m proud of this record as a pure expression of joy and love, heart on its sleeve and is free from irony.”

The Avalanches 2022 North American Tour Dates
February 17 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
February 18 Terminal 5, New York, NY
February 19 Theatre Of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
February 20 Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
February 22 Phoenix Concert, Theatre Toronto, CA
February 23 Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI
February 24 Metro, Chicago IL
February 25 Varsity Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
February 27 Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO
March 1 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, CA
March 2 Neptune, Theatre Seattle, WA
March 3 Roseland, Theatre Portland, OR
March 6 The Warfield, San Francisco, CA

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