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Showing the rest of the country how we like to do it, Jemmy is one of those DJ’s that keeps dance music fresh and makes sure Liverpool is stuck firmly on the map for rich history and music culture. This well received DJ and producer is beginning to make waves in the North West and beyond with the success of his recent release “Quarry Bank” on Bedrock Records. With his already distinguished record shop 3B records and history of DJing … Continue reading
As we say farewell to 2012, we leave you with a taste of what talent is arising in the New Year. With music becoming more diverse and the mixture of genre’s becoming more inventive and original, this innovative threesome are bringing something new to the table and are challenging all of music’s rules. Pete, Tom and Andy are from the new live bass music act called ANiMAL whose style blends between Dubstep, Electro, Drum and Bass, Drum Step and Hip … Continue reading
A relatively short while ago, a man working for At Night Management introduced the world to a little known Swedish producer called Tim Berg. Berg adopted the name Avicii and shortly after being exclusively interviewed by yours truly, went on to become a global phenomenon. In fact, many would say Avicii is currently the most in demand DJ on the planet. It was almost surprising he didn’t nab the Top 100 DJs spot, although he did manage a certainly credible … Continue reading
We chat to Russian drum and bass producers Dmitry Goncharenko and Alexey Goncharenko aka Gancher & Ruin about their influences, attending club nights underage and what they think about the scenes current dirty word ‘Crossbreed’. Tell us a bit about how the two of you became involved in electronic music and what were/are your main influences? It’s quite a long story. Firstly, we had been listening to The Prodigy and some break-beat. Then in 2005 we heard about Pirate-Station here in Russia, this is … Continue reading
Techno ambassador Marco Carola is bringing the genre to Ibiza in style, tearing up Friday nights for 11 weeks from the 6th of July to the 14th of September. Carola will be partnering with some carefully selected special guests for each night, choosing names of those who have shaped the genre over the years and set the tone for its future direction. Highly skilled DJ sets and innovative mixing is to be expected from the nights. Marco Carola already has … Continue reading
Yeah, but not any old tinpot speakers, this is a 19-kilowatt rig custom designed and built by sound specialists Martin Audio, so delivers insane levels of power whilst maintaining sound quality effectively.
Basically, they’ve put a nightclub in a car. It’s a stunt, and a bit of a crude Max Power-esque one at that, but it’s very well down and pretty damn impressive nonetheless. It is based on the sound system in the “Box” room at Ministry.
To go with the cars, there will be a six month radio partnership between the two brands. “Nissan Juke Box Sessions” will be broadcast on Ministry of Sound Digital radio every fortnight on Mondays 5-7pm. The cars will also embark on a tour, starting at the Le Mans on the 15th of June.
This is definitely a marketing ploy by Nissan to market the car to a younger audience, aligning themselves with the biggest clubbing brand in the world whilst creating this unique mobile party sound system. We’ve seen similar efforts by Car manufacturers, I vaguely remember going to a club night in Brighton sponsored by Fiat.
I’m actually looking at a Juke for my next car, I like the ridiculous styling, as well as the elevated ride height. Will I be putting these speakers in the back though? Probably not, because my name isn’t Dave and my other car isn’t a Nova. Only joking.
Lil Death temptress Tamara Sky presents us with a live mix recorded last week. For those of us not near enough Los Angeles this is a chance to check out Tamara’s eclectic taste and slick skills. Check out the track list below, but as usual, this isn’t for the faint hearted! LØИG_L1VΞ_ŦHΞ_ИÜ_FLΞSH. :// _ Ŧ R Δ C K L 1 S Ŧ _ > 1. Spread Spit Slap – White Car 2. Shoom – Trust 3. More Human Than … Continue reading
Maxumi would like to introduce duo Maribou State. From bass to tropical beats, Maribou State’s noise is fastly erupting onto our playlists. Set to delight the crowds this summer, their garage undertones and eerie, playful vibes are taking the underground by storm. Having already received recognition from the likes of Norman Cook, these boys are ones to watch out for this year. Anna Jenkins caught up with the boys to talk Lana, Mr Cook and the influences behind their latest video for EP ‘Olivia’.
First of all, really like the name. Can you explain?
Thank you. There isn’t really too much of a story behind it to be honest. I happened to be a reading a book called ‘Marabou Stork Nightmares’ at the time, kind of just stemmed from that. We were stuck at the time for a name and simply liked the sound of it, so we adapted it
When did you start to produce together and start working as a duo? When did you recognise each others similar tastes?
We started working together as a duo just before last summer because we both lived together in Leeds. So we would be going out to all the same nights and sharing the same music etc. So i guess it just came from there.
You have recently just joined Southern Fried and are set to release some new E.P’s, What is the rest of 2012 looking like for Maribou State?
So we hear you have received support from the likes of MJ Cole and Cook! Exciting stuff. What was it like to receive such great recognition from such a reputable names within the industry?
Really liking the video for your EP Olivia. What inspired the darkness of it?
I’ve also had a listen to your remix of Lana Del Ray’s Blue Jeans and fell in love with the sound. Would you guys ever float towards collaboration with any major artists possibly on Southern Fried? Who would you love to produce with or do you guys like to stick to your own roots?
Yeah, we actually have a collaboration on one of the next Southern Fried E.P’s with Groove Armada’s vocalist Becky Jones, who is now writing some amazing music as a solo artist called Saint Saviour. There are a lot of people out there we would like to work with. We are always keen to branch out, as you learn so much from working with other people. I’m sure there will be a lot of collaborations still to come.
What other outside interests influence your particular style of music?
Being at festivals, out with friends, summertime, anything mood lifting really influences the music we make.
You most recently played XOYO with Deadboy in London last weekend, any other hot spots you guys like to play in London? Any secret locations?
We always love playing at Corsica Studio’s. Cable is also a good club to play.
Where would be your dream place to play?
Burning man. Or the Arcadia Stage at Glastonbury just for the surreal experience.
Maxumi is based in Brighton, have you guys played here before? If so, where? and what do you think of the city?
We have actually, but not as Maribou State. We played at Audio but the night was so empty that it was shut down! Aside from that, I absolutely love Brighton. Would love to move down there one day.
What are your top 3 favourite records circulating right now?
- Hint – Aliens Feat T Fly
- Shlohmo – Rained the whole time (Nicolas Jaar remix)
- Polica – Lay Your Cards Out
We see your playing a few festivals this summer like Farr and Glade. Any in particular you’re looking forward to?
Really exited for Secret Garden Party. We have never been before but have heard so many good things. Plus we are hopefully going to have a few live featuring performances for that show.
Any great festival memories you guys fancy sharing?
Glastonbury 2010 was pretty nuts. We got snuck in, in the back of some Irish man’s van. Then Half way through our set the generator blew up and all the guys that were running the tent we far to mashed on Acid to deal with the situation. The rest of the festival was unbelievably hot which resulted in one serious case of sun stroke but some of the best memories to date.
Check out one of Maribou States latest mixes here:
And the video for their latest EP ‘Olivia’ in collaboration with AMP Films & Lissom Lilt: