BOK BOK (Night Slugs) at Stealth Vs Rescued

On Saturday 22nd October we are pleased to welcome back the co-founder of Night Slugs - BOK BOK.

For an idea of what to expect check out his XLR8R mix - which was selected by the online music & culture magazine as their favourite mix of the year:

XLR8R podcast #165 by Bok Bok on Mixcloud

 

For more information and for guestlist info check out the Stealth Vs Rescued Facebook Event.

Q&A with Wigflex resident/promoter Spamchop

In advance of the massive Wigflex 5th Birthday event at Stealth this Friday, we managed to grab a few minutes with Wigflex head-honcho Spamchop (aka. Lukas Cole / Babba Roos).

This is how it went down...

 



HOW LONG AGO DID YOU START DJING?

About 12/13 years ago

WHAT WAS THE FIRST RECORD YOU EVER BOUGHT?

I bought Double 99 "Rip Groove" and Energy 52 "Cafe Del Mar" at the same time in some record shop in Dover as I was visiting my Grandad.

AND WHAT WAS THE LAST RECORD (OR TRACK) YOU BOUGHT?

The new LP by Pattern, its got a weird name so I cant remember what its called but the labels No Pain In Pop and its dutts.

WHO INSPIRED YOU TO LEARN TO DJ/PRODUCE?

Alex Ferguson, Mf Doom, Slimzee and James Holden.

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HOW MANY RECORDS ARE IN YOUR COLLECTION?

Loads.

WHAT ARE YOUR 3 MOST PLAYED TRACKS AT THE MOMENT?

Hizatron - "Untitled Rotten Techno Wanger" and two by myself "Cuckup" & "Blergz"

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU ARE NOT DJING / PRODUCING / PROMOTING?

Scranning, drawing and watching Man Utd.

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?

Deep, dark, cold water.

WIGFLEX IS 5 YEARS OLD THIS FRIDAY. WHAT DID YOU DO ON YOUR 5TH BIRTHDAY?

Not sure, I do remember getting a Flash Gordon card off someone though as I still have the badge....

IF YOU COULD PICK 3 DJS (PAST OR PRESENT) TO PLAY AT YOUR PARTY WHO WOULD YOU PICK?

Columbian Frank, James Holden, Thomalla.


WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MEMORY OF STEALTH?

When Firefly used to host the downstairs room.

WHAT 5 TRACKS STAND OUT AS FAVOURITES FROM YOUR WIGFLEX SETS AT STEALTH?

Ricky Licks - Smasher Dan, Hizatron - Schlupinski, Daphni - Ye YeAlias - Blaps, Hazard - Killahertz

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE WIGFLEX NIGHT SO FAR?

Probably the one on the 4th of June 2010 with, Joy Orbison, Shackleton, Floating Points, Mount Kimbie, James Blake, Lone, Deadboy, Alexander Nut, Martin Kemp and the Wigflex all stars all on the same bill. Nottingham hadn't seen anything like that before...

 

Thanks for the questions and thanks for your help over the years Stealth, it is greatly appreciated :) x

 


 

So there you have it. What a lovely chap.

In case you need a reminder, the Wigflex 5th Birthday takes place at Stealth on Friday 21st October 2011 - with a lineup that includes Rustie (Warp), Roman Flügel (Alter Ego/Cocoon), Blawan (R&S Records/Hessle Audio), Fantastic Mr Fox (Hemlock/Black Acre) along with sets from Spamchop, Metaphi & all of the other Wigflex crew.

Advance tickets available here.

For more information check out the Facebook event.

Lee Foss (Hot Natured/Wolf+Lamb) - 27.10.11

Finally making his long overdue debut in Nottingham, we welcome Lee Foss to Stealth. A real heavyweight on the circuit at the moment, this is a great chance to catch him at the top of his game.

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Foss, alongside fellow Hot Creations head-honcho and Hot Natured production partner Jamie Jones, has soundtracked the last couple of years dancefloors, with the pairs dark and sleazy take on house music taking over sound systems around the globe.

Described by DJ Mag as “one of the most talented new forces in modern dance music today” and by fellow future house innovators Art Department as their favourite producer, Lee has quickly catapulted himself into dance music’s collective consciousness. Lee and his Hot Natured partner Jamie Jones currently spearhead a whole family of like-minded producers that includes Robert James, Russ Yallop, Richy Ahmed and most recently Danny Daze who are currently re-writing the rulebook of how to make evocative and emotive house music.

Advance tickets are on sale now from Alt-Tickets & Fatsoma.

For more information visit the Facebook Event.

Jon Rust & Reecha (Standard Place) at Stealth Vs Rescued

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This Saturday at Stealth Vs Rescued we are pleased to welcome back a couple of DJs who used to hold midweek residencies at Stealth a few years back - Jon Rust & Reecha (who will be warming up for DJ Magazine's 'Best Breakthrough DJ' - Jackmaster)

The duo both studied in Nottingham, and upon graduating headed to the bright lights of London to find fame and fortune. Jon began working at the capital's premier dance emporium Phonica Records, whilst Robin (aka Reecha) started the clubnight Dirty Canvas (with DJ Magic), which was the only regular event showcasing the grime sound. In addition to this Robin set up the offshoot record label No Hats No Hoods, which has become the UK's leading grime label via releases from P Money, Wiley, JME, Plastician and arguably the biggest grime track of all time - Tempa T’s ‘Next Hype’.

In 2010 Jon & Reecha joined forces with Oneman, Barclay James & MC ASBO to start a new night - Standard Place. Along with their monthly parties at The Alibi in Dalston they also began hosting events on the U-Stream show The Boiler Room.

On into 2011 and Standard Place has become a regular feature of the Boiler Room; Jon has a weekly show on the independent online radio project NTS; and Jon & Robin have set up another record label and clubnight Lighworks, dropping Ossie's anthemic 'floor killer 'Tarantula' as their first release.

For an idea of what to expect from their B2B set at Stealth Vs Rescued on Saturday 15th October you should check out this video and soundcloud link from two of their previous Boiler Room appearances.

BR #55 Jon Rust & Reecha from BOILER ROOM on Vimeo.

BR #45 Jon Rust & Reecha by BOILER ROOM

For more information on the event check out the Stealth Vs Rescued event page, and/or get your names on the guestlist.

Hessle Audio Tour Mix by Pearson Sound

This Friday we are pleased to welcome a showcase event from one of our favourite labels - Hessle Audio, who host Stealth Room 2 at Basslaced as part of their European Tour.

Their showcase features Pearson Sound, Ben UFO & Pangaea.

As a warm up to the event we have a mix here from the dubstep/bass/house label’s affiliated producer David Kennedy as Pearson Sound (aka Ramadanman) to get into the mood. (via Boiler Room)

Pearson Sound - Hessle Audio European Tour Mix by BOILER ROOM

If you like the sound of the mix make sure you head over and 'like' the Hessle Audio Facebook Page.

Tickets for Friday's Basslaced event are available from Alt-Tickets.

For more infomation check out the Basslaced Facebook Event.

Rustie - 'Glass Swords' LP out now on Warp Records

WIGFLEX celebrate their 5th Birthday with a massive event on Friday 21st October at Stealth - featuring Alter Ego's Roman Flügel, R&S Records' Blawan, Jamie xx collaborator Fantastic Mr Fox and Glasgow based producer Rustie.

Rustie has been on the scene since '07, releasing a handful of critically acclaimed EPs, singles and splits, and this week sees the release of his long awaited debut LP - 'Glass Swords' released on the mighty Warp Records.

Rustie Glass Swords

Coming out of Glasgow’s experimental party scene where wonky acid hip-hop and slaughtered rap edits are regular cellar rave fodder, Rustie (a.k.a. Russell Whyte) has shattered his sound above labels such as Warp, Hyperdub, Stuffrecords and Wireblock and is resolutely driving the tumultuous storm that’s shaking up electronic music on both sides of the Atlantic. 

Here are a handfull of the Glass Swords album reviews:

  • 5 out of 5 - "Every track on Glass Swords is fantastic... The most high-resolution, romantic expression of sheer musical freedom that you’ll hear anywhere this year" - FACT Mag
  • 9 out of 10 - "It's bombastic, it's vibrant, it's neon...and it's also stunningly good." - XLR8R
  • 4 out of 5 - "Glass Swords is a place where pleasure is the only constant." - Resident Advisor
  • "A neck-breaking beast that sets a new benchmark for electronic music. We’d even go as far to call it a modern masterpiece... plug it into your ears as soon as humanly possible." - Dazed & Confused
  • "A huge recommendation." - Boomkat
  • "This is the most exciting record of the year. Vicious, gorgeous, stunning and UNF**KINGBELIEVEABLE" - Notion Magazine
  • "An explosion of pop fit for the year 3000" DJ mag
  • 9 out of 10 - Vice
  • 5 out of 5 - Mixmag

To listen to the Rustie album in full and for links of where to buy the record visit the Warp Records Glass Swords mini-site.

Advance tickets are available NOW from Alt-Tickets.

For more information check out the Wigflex Facebook Event.

UK Garage Legend DJ EZ this Wednesday at Stealth

This Wednesday we are pleased to welcome UK Garage Legend DJ EZ to Stealth for a Girls Go Free Old School UK Garage Special.

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DJ EZ is the man responsible for mixing the PURE GARAGE compilations and the Ministry Of Sound 'Essential Garage Collection', along with presenting the long-running UKG show on Kiss FM.

Advance tickets are available NOW from Alt-Tickets.

For more information/guestlist check out the Girls Go Free Facebook Event.

Joe Goddard - Gabriel

One of the biggest tracks of the summer is Joe Goddard's 'Gabriel', which is currently shooting up the Radio 1 playlist.

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For those that don't know Joe Goddard is one-fifth of electro band Hot Chip, and is currently touring and recording as (one half of) The 2 Bears who we welcome to Stealth on Friday 7th October for dollop.

We will be posting a mix from The 2 Bears next week. Until then for more information/tickets check out the dollop Facebook Event.

MELÉ (Grizzly/Mixpak) at Stealth (2nd September)

Friday 2nd September, 2011

(Grizzly/Mixpak)

Tipped as one of the producers to watch in 2011 by Fact Magazine, the hype surrounding newcomer Melé already has heads taking notice. At just 18, he is already recognised as a promising producer with a series of releases that have got both artists and critics hungry for more.

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Skrillex SOLD OUT

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After his sell out show at Louder earlier in the year, we were pleased to be able to welcome back Skrillex to Nottingham, to play a headline show at Rock City.

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The show at Rock City sold out in a flash - but we managed to keep a couple of tickets back. If you want to be in with a chance of getting hold of the tickets make sure you join the Louder Facebook page and keep an eye out for the Skrillex competition.