The age-old problem of deciding what to do with your mates every New Year's Eve is no more! Prepare yourself for a night @ the Black Swan like no other! A line-up you'd only dream of while sitting on your desert island sipping a margarita. STFU & Rave is the place to be come 31 December. Room 1 is looking like this:
Aaron Spectre (Death$ucker / Mashit)
Vex'd (Planet Mu / Subtext)
Rotator vs. Krumble (Peace Off)
Parasite (Death$ucker / GoatLab)
Michael J Rocks (1 Man Army) vs. Teknoist and Dolphin (Deathchant / Planet Mu)
MDMA (Wrong Music)
Jay Nom (Death$ucker)
Pinch (Tectonic / Planet Mu)
Misoh (Get Raised)
Middleman & Neek
Wrong Karaoke hosted by Digital Thunder (Company Fuck & Hunting Lodge)
"Rounding off a year of nautical noise, offensive promotions and throwing up out of the window, we have a christmas bonanza of bristol breakcore from all your favourite plummet layabouts!! All for a small gift of 3 gold (no frankincense or myrrh :shitjokecrew:)"
Just heard that Parasite has entered the next laptop battle event!!! He'll be backup up by Anakissed on visuals. This next battle is shaping up to be a killer event. Keep your eyes out for the event in Feb '07.
Soundmurderer is being flown over from Detroit especially for the gig. Anyone who saw or subsequently heard his set at Toxic Dancehall a couple of years back now what a genius this man is when he plays out. Add to this up and coming Belgium dnb star DJ Hidden (fans of Enduser, Exile, Limewax, Krumble etc. will love this guy) and Scottish electro/techno god Michael Forshaw for their debut sets in Bristol and this is going to be a night to remember...once again Adverse Camber, Clean Cut, Dissident & P.R.A.N.K join forces to give you...
room 1: jungle / dnb / mashupdeplace SOUNDMURDERER *live* (rewind / rephlex / usa) DJ HIDDEN (killing sheep / outbreak / belgium / bristol debut) three way tagteam action: DOLPHIN, TEKNOIST & SCHEMEBOY *all live* (planet mu / deathchant / ninjacolumbo) VEXKIDDY *live* (thetrhomworkshop) BLAM *live* (blambeats) NOISYBOY (dissident) MIDAS & DUBBOY *tim vs tim 45 shoot-out* (p.r.a.n.k / ruffnek discotek) VJs CRUSTEA (cuisine) & DOGBOY (p.r.a.n.k)
room 3: controlled conditions presents "interesting results" PUNKSI ipecac records RANDEK chicago '84 - '94 JUDGE FUDGE happy hardcore '93 - '97 THE UNDERSTUDY INFERIOR israenian pop DJ MAGNUS MAGNUSSON
£5 b4 11, £6 after. Very limited advance tickets available from Bristol Ticket Shop (£6+bf) You are advised to get there early!!!
Goatlab II, Drumcorps plus the Beginning and End of My Disastrous Career as a DJ
Goatlab II has come and gone and well...wow. I think it was a top night with the bar for performances set skyscraper high. Drumcorps set was amazing. I think it has to be one of the best sets I have ever seen. If you don't know, Drumcorps is the metal-mash project of breakcore producer Aaron Spectre. Live, the project consists of him, 2 midi keyboards, a mixer-type thing, laptop – and for the final mosh effect – a guitar. He was late in setting up and this helped to build the hype for his set. So, by the time he was ready, the room was packed and ready. The wait was worth it. A burst of noise from the midi, and wave of sounds that ran down the length of the room. The crowd jumped to his call for metal action. The crowd loved it, they went c-r-a-z-y and rightly so. It was a-m-a-z-i-n-g. R-o-c-k-i-n-g. All that. If you missed it – pah! If you saw it, then welcome to the throng of the blessed. It looks a bit like this:
Now in contrast, Goatlab II was where I had my first chance to DJ. There was a graveyard slot going in the back room and I decided to go for it. To my shame, I did not do my homework so was not on-top of the kit when I started, but was sure I could do something (I mean it's just playing records – how hard can it be?) I started with some classical (The Thieving Magpie) and then mixed it into an ATR old-skool techno track and it all sounded, well, ok. People seemed interested. I played a couple more tracks and after a while the crowed thinned to nothing. (Gone to see Parasite play, I bet...) A bit demoralizing, but I thought I could recover. Then, more people arrived. OK, I thought, time to grab them. So I go back to the Thieving Magpie and they seem interested, then I panicked and mixed (well, sloshed) it into a Napalm Death track. The crowd walked out. Thus was Goatlab II the beginning and end of my disastrous career as a DJ. I'll stick to what I know.
Here's some pictures from Goatlab taken by resident DJ Nim Chimpsky...(Nice one Nim!):
Me and Parasite went along to the Laptop Battle last night at the Croft. It was excellent fun! Really, really good idea for an event. There was a good crowd and good vibes all night. The event saw several producers go head-to-head over two rounds (which varied from two to five minutes). There were 3 judges who would award each round to one or the other. It was good stuff, as you could watch the crowd and producers reactions as sets rose and fell – kind of like X-Factor with decent sounds and less pretensions (and thankfully no Simon Cowell). The final saw Headphobe (the local contender, from 1 Man Army and last years champ) vs. Shinra (Adverse Camber, from London) – hard fought battle, but by a 2:1 decision the judges gave it to Shinra!
I told Parasite he should enter the next one, he was all ummm and errrr 'I'll think about it...'
Nice one, those who put this event on. See you at the lab tonight...