Posted: April 8th, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: MIXTAPE | No Comments »
David James, or as you may know him best, Deadly Sins has put together this super fine mix. David started his GIANT CUTS label 2 years ago with outputs of juicy slo-mo / beatdown soul music. We’re a big fan of his boogie productions and have been spinning them a lot in our own sets over the last couple of years.
This mix is a slightly different from what we’ve become accustomed to from Mr James. He stays with the slo-mo vibe, but moves into deeper, house territories. Featuring tracks from some of the producers that are really doing it for us right now - Ron Basejam, Detroit Swindle, Medlar, Ejeca & Huxley… to name just a few. Looking at this line up, you know you’re in for a treat even before you hit play. So go on, give it a spin! Happy Monday.
Ejeca & Chamboche – Keep The Love (David James Re Spray)
Andy Hart & Max Graef – Super Strain
Hot Toddy – Mutha Sucka (Ron Basejam Remix)
Frank Booker – Its Time
Deadly Sins – Keep Movin (Straight Ahead)
Zoo Look – Over Me (Detroit Swindle ReWork)
Jimpster – Can’t Stop Loving (DS EDIT)
Danny J Lewis – Dark Desire
Shenoda – Suntrap
Huxley – Bellywedge
Pablo Valentino – One (Detroit Swindle Remix)
Michael Jansons feat Mizbee – Addiction
Glenn Astro – The Power (Medlar Remix)
Frank Roger – Don’t You Know
Nick Nikolov – Come Down (Original Mix)
Posted: April 7th, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: SUNDAY CHILL | No Comments »
The guys over at Luv Shack Records have started a new Podcast, cunningly named “Luvcast”. For the first installment they’ve only gone and got Australian disco don Rocco Raimundo to whirl up a mix that is perfect for some Sunday tunes. If you’re a regular of Givafizz, you’ll know we are big fans of his sensual edits and tracks on labels like Disco Deviance, House of Disco, File Under Disco & Tribute. This mix lives up to everything else we’ve heard from the disco genius, taking a deeper direction as he moves through the mix. Give it a spin, stick the kettle on & enjoy!
01. Harry Swinger – Double Decker (Kid Sublime Remix)
02. David Bowie – Golden Years (Tim Fuchs Edit)
03. Erdbeerschnitzel – Through The Night (Original Mix)
04. Omar – Feeling You (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
05. James Welsh – Nowt (Ron Basejam Mix Pt 1)
06. Double Hill – Wanna Get
07. David August – Hamburg Is For Lovers
08. Alex M – It Works (Original Mix)
09. The Mekanism – Good For U (Original Mix)
10. MK – Burning (Vibe Mix)
11. Roberto Rodriguez – Dance Like Nobody’s Watching
12. Baunz – The Competitor
13. Ben Pearce – What I Might Do
14. San Soda – Birdies that Fly
15. Ripperton – Let’s Hope (Bicep remix)
16. Darko Kustura – Untitled 3 (Burnin Tears Remix)
17. Bonobo – Cirrus
Posted: April 2nd, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: INTERVIEWS | 1 Comment »
One thing we love here at GIVAFIZZ is finding new music talent, and boy we struck lucky when we found Patrick Topping – a native Geordie & new to the Hot Trax crew, lead by head honcho Jamie Jones.Dedicated to a more underground dance floor orientated aesthetic, Hot Trax is a subsidiary label to the mighty Hot Creations, and Partick Topping is one the first few to be signed. We caught up with him recently to see how it all started and what are his plans for the future…
Hi Patrick, thanks for taking the time to talk to us here at Givafizz. How are you doing today and where are you talking to us from?
I’m good thanks! I’m just at home working on a new track. I usually try to work on music everyday, so I spend most my time locked away in my studio. If you can call it that! It’s really it’s the spare bedroom with a Mac, some monitors and loads of clubbing posters.
So you were born & bred in Newcastle, what music did you grow up listening to? Anyone that influenced your work today?
Yeah I’ve been going out proper clubbing for a few years now when I was sneaking into Shindig (second oldest running house club night in UK after Back to Basics), since I was 17. That was around the time I fully got into dance music. Before then I was always really interested in music, but listened to loads of genres. I’ve been lucky to be living in Newcastle, there are always wicked DJs playing every weekend. I was living away in Edinburgh for four years at Uni so that also helped, as the scene is quite strong there too.
But the biggest shift was going to the first Cocoon in the Park (which is in Leeds), in 2009. Before that I was into house and techno, but I also liked electro and some trance. At Leeds I saw Sven Vath for the first time. That gig changed me musically speaking. I gave up electro and nearly listened to real house and techno music exclusively. Shortly before that, I also saw Luciano in Edinburgh and that was also a bit of watershed in my musical taste. I still rate both artists very highly.
Tell us a little bit about being a resident at Motion– from what age did you start DJing there? How did you get involved?
Motion is having its 3rd birthday in May 2013 and I’m buzzing that Lee Foss is going to be headlining! He played for us in September and it was class, so couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate 3 years. Motion came about at my mates 21st birthday, where I DJ’ed for the first time in public. I had decks lying about for 2 years or something, but never mastered them. Then, he asked me to play at his party, so I locked my self away in my uni flat and finally taught myself. At his party, where I rather badly mixed 128 bpm techno, his family were there sitting around eating, I then had the confidence to start my own night, so I said to a group of mates lets do it. Then, 3 months later we had our launch party with Mendo from Luciano’s Cadenza.The reason I got decks in the first place was when I visited Ibiza for the first time in 2005, I loved the place so much I thought; ‘How can I go back every year?’ and I thought being a DJ would be the only way! I have been back for holidays every year since. Anyway Motion is now one of the biggest parties in Newcastle and we have brought acts such as Art Department, MK and Tale Of Us to the city for the first time, so it’s an honour to be part of it.
We’ve read that Jamie Jones himself scoped you out. How did that happen?
It was actually one of my mates sent him a track of mine, called Fat Ballistic, At the time, it was only like the 3rd track I had made since I started spending serious time producing. I liked the track, but wanted to wait until I had a few more before sending them to people.
As it turned out, Jamie’s tour manager Paolo got in touch and said he liked the track. He asked for the file, then a month or so later I asked him what Jamie thought of it and he said Jamie had been playing it! He then sent me a video of him playing it at Pacha in Marrakech. For a year I was making tracks and sending them to Paolo,3 of which he passed on to Jamie which he also played. Then just after New Year, Paolo got in touch and said Jamie wanted to sign Walk On and could I get in touch with him.
We’ve recently come across your work and instantly loved it – especially the acid house influence you incorporate so well. How did you decide that ‘Walk On’ would be your debut on Hot Trax? Were there any other contenders for the first signed track?
Originally Walk On included vocals but Jamie preferred the instrumental version, which is coming out soon! I still play the vocal one sometimes in my sets, depending on the crowd. Jamie then asked me if I had a B side, but I didn’t think any of the tracks I had written at that point were right for Hot Trax, so I made What Do You Mean and sent him it and he liked it.
What would be your top 5 tracks right now?
- Hi-Fi- Italoboyz is a wicked new release.
- Nikola Gala, Jerome Sydenham- Brooklyn Rock, sounds mint in a club.
- I really love Aphrodite- Cozzy D, heard Darius Syrossian finish his set with it a few weeks ago and sounded wicked.
- Then this older one Luciano used to play: Josh Brent- Dicargo, absolute beast.
- And a new one I just made last week: Holiday – Patrick Topping
Are there any tracks you have to include in your set?
I love to include the odd track from 2009, when I was really into what Sven Vath played; a lot of them still go down really well. If possible I also love to include at least 1 new track of mine each time I play.
How much preparation do you put into your sets – are you are a believer in free-styling it or are your sets well planned?
I do plan my sets, but at the same time I with take a few CD’s with me of extra tracks, in case I want to change the direction of the set.
Any interesting plans for the future?
Motion is hosting a pool party at Hideout Festival in Croatia this July, so I’m really buzzing about that. I’m also hoping to play out as much as possible and share my music with as many people as I can, as now I have 40 unsigned tracks.
Thanks for your time. Keep up the great work.
Posted: April 1st, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: MIXTAPE, music | Tags: April '13, Borneland, disco, house, mix | No Comments »
We love a good disco/house mix here at Givafizz and Borneland are truly spoiling us with this, their April ’13 mix. If you haven’t heard of them then let this act as a sumptuous meal for your ears and introduction to their world. The boys are from Copenhagen and work as DJ’s, bookers and have both graduated as Media Graphic Designers. Their eye for perfection has definitely found it’s way in to this mix as there are some sublime cuts of disco and house to groove to, to the extent that we really struggled to pick favorites… they’re all so damn good! With tracks from the likes of Karl Hungus, PiMO, Rodney Hunter and Kraak & Smaak you know what to expect and this mix made us go all goose pimply. They’ve shared the stage with some massive artists including Azari & III, Aeroplane, Trentemoller and Friendly Fires. So now you can boast to all your friends that you heard about them 1st (well, maybe after Givafizz), oh and did we mention it’s free to download…
Posted: April 1st, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: LONDON, music | No Comments »
Our buddies over at the Human Drizzle blog have lined up their second installment of ‘Human Drizzle Presents…’ – which is taking place this Friday 5th April at The Bussey Building in Peckham.
Headlining this top notch night, is Harry Wolfman, who started causing a stir a year ago with his breakthrough hit ‘Don’t You Know’. Since then he’s released an EP for Purp & Soul and caused some hot fuss by remixing label boss Ben Pearce’s classic ‘What I Might Do’. He’s just dropped his second EP, ‘Booty Call’, and it neatly blends deep house with some nice garage touches. Also working their moves on the night will be Alex Blaxx, Clancy & Real.
This is sure to be a night of epic proportions, one not to be missed. So we’ve teamed up with the lads at Human Drizzle, to give one lucky reader two free tickets.
Simply email us saying “Hell yeah givafizz, we want to come”. Yup, it’s that easy!
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Competition entry closes at 6pm this Wednesday 3rd April. We’ll contact the winner shortly after.
You can check out the full details & buy tickets here.
In the meantime, here is a few tunes to get you in the groove. We’ve got our rave shoes on, have you?!
Posted: April 1st, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: music | Tags: Akabu, Akabu Warehouse Mix, Alex Mills, Boogie, disco, Everybody Wants Something, Funk, house, Joey Nego, Strip Mix, Z records | No Comments »
So Joey Negro knows a thing or two about putting out decent music, having been big in the game for over two decades! His peerless blend of house, disco, funk and boogie has seen him release seminal records such as ‘Do What You Feel’, ‘Phuture Bound’ and ‘Ride The Storm’. Next on his own enduring Z Records imprint under his Akabu guise comes ‘Everybody Wants Something’.
These magnificent tracks feature the sweetly soulful vocals of Alex Mills who the eagle eared amongst you might recognize from Miguel Campbells ‘Something Special’. The Strip Mix is an uplifting slice of bouncing, good-time house to help usher in the summer. Joeys flawless production showcasing exactly why he remains a stalwart that many try, but fail, to imitate.
On the flip we have the Akabu Warehouse Mix. This is a tougher take built on chunkier drums, a throbbing bassline with more than a touch of rave influence. They will both destroy the dancefloor.
‘Everybody Wants Something’ feat Alex Mills is released 8th April though Z records.
Posted: March 28th, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: music | No Comments »
Northern Irish duo, Bicep, are full steam ahead after a super solid 2012. Their new EP for Aus, Stash will drop on 15th April. The title track finds Bicep taking house music and adding some strange, analog sounding touches. A press release notes that for this EP, the duo drew inspiration from King Street Sounds, HBO’s ‘The Wire’, and Aphex Twin, so it’ll be interesting to hear the other three tracks that come with this release. Hopefully previews soon. Until then, wrap your ears around this.
Posted: March 28th, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: music | No Comments »
a/jus/ted is a new project started by producer Justin Strauss and analog addict Teddy Stuart. The pairs first release comes in the form of “A brighter light” featuring the vocals of Jeremy Glenn for London based Under the shade records
The original kicks off with stripped analogue subtleties, turning into a monster tune! Top notch productions right here, and it has us addicted. Repeat, repeat, repeat.
Lars Vegas (more commonly known as one half of Detroit Swindle) steps in for a remix. Going straight for the jugular with tight stabs and punchy percussion. Dancefloor boom!
Get involved, you won´t be disappointed.