Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Bristol Breakcore in Venue Magazine

Bristol Breakcore gets a mention in this week's Venue Magazine:

Unless you've been living under a rock (or maybe you just prefer rock music), you'll have noticed that Bristol has become arguably the country's mecca for breakcore in recent times. Bashout and GoatLab have the key players from the world of fractured breakbeats and disfigured junglism scrabbling at their doors to come and play, and nights such as Plummet and Crunch Machine are doing a noble job of representing the best new producers and DJs the local area has to offer. What of it? Well, now this thriving DIY scene has an online hub: is to feature contributions from those at the eye of the Bristol and Bath maelstrom, including Parasite (Death$ucker), Punksi and 1 Man Army's Simon Prentice, as well as event listings, audio and video nuggets, downloads and more. is the URL you need...

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Jason Forrest @ GoatLab3!

Jason Forrest (aka Donna Summer) breakcore superstar and impresario of the of Cock Rock Disco label is confirmed to play at GoatLab #3! We were hoping to get him for the following event by he was unfortunately not around, but he phoned up on Friday and said, lets do it for March! All your base are belong to GoatLab!

GoatLab #3 - Friday 2nd March 2007 @ Timbuk 2, Small Street, Bristol UK
Wanted – Fresh Goat Talent – Wanna play GoatLab4? See site for details:

Friday, February 09, 2007

Wanted: Fresh Goat Talent

C'mon break-girls, noise-boys and goat-heads – this is your chance to shine!

Feel you have got the sound to electrify the crowd? Think you have got what it takes to rock the room but never been given a chance? GoatLab is looking for fresh talent to play at the next event in May. We're looking for breakcore/experimental/noisy acts (bands, DJ etc all welcome) – the main thing GoatLab is interested in is people who have not really have a chance to play a gig or event and are interested in making their debut at GoatLab. If you're nervous about performing, don't worry, we can offer plenty of encouragement! We'll give you a slot to suit and pay you too! If you're interested, then either hand us your demo and have a chat at the March 2nd night, or post us the demo and info about you – see for details.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

BASHOUT IV - Sat 17th March 2007


The big bad BASHOUT returns to top off its first round of quarterly events with another sick session.

Click on the flyers below for bigger versions.

For further info see

[dissident] vs life4land clash sets online

OK, should have posted this ages ago but several sets from the [dissident] vs life4land clash are available for download.

The keen ones amoungst you will probably already have them.

Only 30 minutes each but all solid sets


Noisy Boy:


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Mrs P's 7" Collection

The latest GoatLab Radio show is now online (Feb '07). I popped along on the night as a special guest and dropped in a few selections as well as generally chatting bollocks and being almost as unprofessional as the rest of the set-up. It was great fun, and I hope the guest presenter idea takes off as there are so many people near-by who could contribute great music, interesting insight and irreverent conversation. My first suggestions would be for Bin.ray and Atki2 if they are up for it.

Right at the end of the show my forthcoming sets for the next GoatLab gig are mentioned (a live breakcore set in the main room, and a DJ set in the Lab room) and Anarchist606 asked me to explain in a bit more detail here about the proposed DJ set.

The idea behind the lab room is to bring a bit more experimentation back into the scene and provide something different to what's on offer in the other two rooms (mostly breakcore, ragga jungle, mash-ups and a little dub-step). With this in mind I made my lab set at the first GoatLab night the old-school cassette based DJ set I'd been looking for an opportunity to put together for ages. You can read more about that here (including tracklisting) and download a recreation of the set I recorded at home the following day.

Gusset – GoatLab Experimental Cassette Based DJ Set 29.09.06 [46MB MP3 128kbps]

I still have other ideas up my sleeve for more electro-acoustic / pluderphonic type experimentation for future nights, and I may get around to making the BBC Micro set I promised GlitchNight eventually, but for this next one (2nd March) there is another DJ set I want to try out.

After moving house last year the Mrs and I spent quite a lot of time playing old records as we unpacked them. This gave me an idea of trying to pull together a DJ set constructed entirely out of her 7" collection. It's mostly '80s stuff with a few early electro classics scattered among a sea of soon to be big indie bands and assorted chart dross. A couple of things from my own collection slip in nicely and are tunes she remembers well but never bought. Other things she now owns only on CD have been tracked down in charity shops, bought, gifted to her, and once again taken the place they deserve in the collection. (I still can't find the Wuthering Heights 7" though, which she called the most romantic thing I ever bought her after I tracked it down for one of our anniversaries, I'm sure it's still in the house somewhere!)

I'm hoping to be able to string together an indie set of Cranberries, The Fall, The Cure etc that will merge seamlessly (via classics like the Ghostbusters theme) into an early chart-friendly-electro set of Kraftwork, Paul Hardcastle, Soft Cell, Sly Fox and so on.

I ran this idea past Mrs P and it was reluctantly agreed on two conditions:

1. She is to retain a right of veto over any additionally material I try to sneak in

2. The set has to include the T.U.R.T.L.E Power theme from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

She danced around the living room throwing faux karate moves with a cushion stuffed up the back of her T-shirt until I agreed. It remains to be seen whether she will come along and repeat this on the night.

If you can, please drop by and see how it goes. I will try to record the set for posterity and for the people who can't make it.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Breakcore TV

There is a documentary on breakcore out soon...

But there is also a documentary, bits of it filmed here in Bristol avalible too!

break_it_down by :

Click here for torrent of break_it_down.

Get Raised 2

10pm - 5am £5 b4 11, £6 after


The last Get Raised was such a success-we raised over £2,000.00!!!! I am doin another one, this time for a little boy called Keiton Knight who desperately needs our help. I CANNOT SAY HOW URGENT THIS IS, HE MAY ONLY HAVE 4 WEEKS LEFT TO FIND A DONOR, IF YOU ARE MIXED RACE AND CAN HELP..PLLLEEAAAASE DO. Keiton, aged 7, was first diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia but in the last month of treatment the disease turned into Acute Myeloidblastic Leukaemia and now he must have a Bone marrow Transplant. Time is running out for Keiton and the only way to save his life is to go give blood directly to one of the clinics. We are looking for mixed race individuals to become a Bone Marrow donor for Keiton, as his tissue type is very unusual. The potential donor must, like Keiton, have one black and one white parent and be aged between 18 and 40. If this sounds like you, and you would like to help Keiton, Call the National Blood Service to find your nearest clinic: 0845 7711711

FRICTION (hardware)
THE BUG (rephlex)
DISTANCE (hot flush / planet mu)
SLAUGHTER MOB (halo beats / stamp & go)
HEADHUNTER B2B WHITEBOI (tempa / h.e.n.c.h)
DARKSTARDUB BOY B2B HENRY HEATWAVE (ruffnek diskotek / heatwave)
MC'S - Sgt Pokes, Vicious & Dangerous (slt mob)

DNB Room:
KYMATIK (inperspective / technicality)
DAZEE B2B LAYDEE BIRD & MC Sarah B (run / dutty girl)
FIASCO (therapy sessions)
MC'S - Cara§el, Alpha

PUNKSI (bashout / clean cut)
IRONSIDE (prank)
SLUTCRUSHER (monkey!knife!fight!)
JAY NOM (death$ucker)

ATKI2 (shadetek / werk)
MAT CLU (cuisine)
BEAVIS (roots radical / heatwave)
FIREMAN SAM (only built 4.....)
BAZOOKA JOE (stfu & rave)