Friday, 27 August 2010

Stop Making Sense: stage times!

With only a week to go - how excited are we?! - we're tickled pink to be able to announce the stage times for our very first Stop Making Sense festival. So, here there are, all the acts, all the stages, when they're on and where...see on pon de beach!

Main Stage
13.00 - 13.30 Shy & The Fight LIVE
13.30 - 14.15 Silky Boys
14.15 - 15.00 Hannah & The Hearbreak  LIVE
15.00 - 16.00 Mixel
16.00 - 16.45 Joana & The Wolf LIVE
16.45 - 18.00 Chris Coco
18.00 -19.00 Isa GT
19.00 -20.00 Django Django LIVE
20.00 - 21.00 Isa GT
21.00 - 22.00 The Very Best LIVE
22.00 - 23.30 Toy Selectah
23.30 - 01.00 Friendly Fires dj set
Beach Bar: Fantasy Island + Sud Electronics
13.00 - 16.00 Chris Coco
16.00 - 18.00 Richard Norris
18.00 - 20.00 Radioclit
20.00 - 22.30 Patrice Scott
22.30 - 01.00 Tama Sumo
Club: need2soul
23.00 - 24.00 Nick Agha
24.00 - 02.00 Kyle Hall
02.00 - 04.00 Juan Atkins
04.00 - 06.00 Keith Worthy
Boat Parties
13.30 - 16.30 movimientos
19.00 - 23.00 Alez Allez
Main Stage
13.00 - 14.00 Blonde Ambition
14.00 - 15.00 Slutty Fringe
15.00 - 15.45 Fran & Josh LIVE
16.00 - 16.45 Loose Fit LIVE
16.45 - 18.30 Allez Allez
18.30 - 19.15 Son Of Dave LIVE
19.15 - 20.45 Rebolledo
20.45 - 22.15 Matias Aguayo LIVE
22.15 - 23.15 Nathan Fake LIVE
23.15 - 01.00 Optimo
Beach Bar: Movimientos + THE CAMP
13.00 - 14.00 The Sea
14.00 - 16.00 Cal Jader
16.00 - 18.00 Russ Jones
18.00 - 19.30 Count Chocula
19.30 - 21.30 James Priestley
21.30 - 23.30 Mark E
23.30 - 01.00 James Priestley & Count Chocula
Club: Deviation
24.00 - 02.00 Benji B
02.00 - 06.00 Theo Parrish
Boat Parties
13.30 - 16.30 FACT/BUMBOX
19.00 - 23.00 Favela Chic
Main Stage
13.00 - 14.00 Leon Lace
14.00 - 15.00 Bodytonic
15.00 - 15.30 Belle LIVE
15.45 - 16.15 LongJohn La Flecha LIVE
16.30 - 17.15 The Worm LIVE
17.15 - 18.00 Latin Dub Sound System LIVE
18.00 - 19.00 El Doko
19.00 - 20.00 Secretsundaze (Giles Smith)
20.00 - 21.00 W Beeza LIVE
21.00 - 23.00 Carl Craig
23.00 - 01.00 Secretsundaze (James Priestly)
Beach Bar: Favela Chic + Girlcore
13.00 - 15.00 Tchicky Al Dente
15.00 - 16.00 Gringo Da Parada
16.00 - 18.00 Matias Aguayo + FACT magazine DJs
18.00 - 19.00 Simon Pure Groove
19.00 - 20.00 Gringo Da Parada
20.00 - 24.00 Girlcore
Club: Swap v Warm
23.00 - 02.00 Swap-a-rama
02.00 - 05.00 Warm
Boat Parties
13.30 - 16.30 Warm
19.00 - 23.00 Sub Club/Sensu

Monday, 23 August 2010

SMS mix 20 - Blonde Ambition

Stop Making Sense's 20th exclusive mix falls into the hands of London party girl and Carnvial-loving promoters the Blonde Amibition DJs. And as you'd expect, it's choc-a-bloc with summer-friendly tunes...

Download: SMS mix 20 - Blonde Ambition

We caught up with the blonde herself to find out more...

Summer's coming, what's on the agenda?
"I'm planning on spending the rest of the summer bare foot frolicking in fields, dancing to wonderful music in this glorious summer we're having! Doing Lovebox, Secret Garden Party, Field Day, a load of lovely London gigs & warehouse parties, skipping off to play for you guys, then boarding a ferry to the Isle of Wight for Bestival to play before heading out to NY!"

Tell us about your latest projects?
"My latest & most exciting project is the my party 'Lovesick' which together my party partner launched at Cargo, Shoreditch last month...twas a huge success, being likened to something from a Bacardi ad, where party goers laden in fancy dress took to the tables, in a room full of hearts & bunting & burst out to the terrace dancing to the summer sounds of myself & our DJ's! The next installment is on the 7th August @ Cargo & we're also hosting all dayers at The Old Queens head, Islington under the same name. Fun times indeed!"

What current artists are you drawing inspiration from right now?
"Mystery Jets, Delphic, Friendly Fires, Loose Cannons. I love big carnival sounds, lots of percussion, music to make you feel good!"

What are you favourite/biggest tunes of the moment?
"I'm a big fan of 'Superbeat' by The Slips, Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP – 'We No Speak Americano', anything from Fenech Soler but generally enjoying anything with a summery beat!"

What can we expect from your show at Stop Making Sense?
"Exactly that...a show! Big bass-lines, big fun, massive sounds, a one girl carnival & a lot of gyrating on the decks!"

Who are you most looking forward to seeing play at the festival?
"Friendly Fires...if they bring their usual cow-bells, I'll be a happy girl!"

Any unusual festival tips?
"Always take a couple of pink wigs, an air horn & plenty of baby wipes..."

Friday, 20 August 2010

Juan 'Magic' Atkins: "Every track I dropped, people cheered"

“We’ve revamped the recordings; we’ve pitched up a couple of the tracks, beefed up the drums a little bit, so it’s different sounding from the previous show. I’m now spending time making it more of an event.”

Ahead of his appearance at our first Stop Making Sense festival this September, the Detroit originator and techno pioneer talks to Dominic Cools-Lartigue about the early days, getting back onto the scene, his recent illness and new live set up. Read the full piece here.

And talking of new Juan Atkins, you can stream his first new track as Model 500 in 11 years, an EP called 'OFI', over at Dummy.

Monday, 16 August 2010

SMS mix 19 - Patrice Scott

This week's exclusive Stop Making Sense mix is a straight up selection of raw, next level Detroit techno courtesy of one of the Motor City's new wave of stars, Patrice Scott, who'll be bringing the sound of the big D to Croatia's coast this September when he touches down to light up our very first festival with fellow techno chums Carl Craig, Juan Atkins and Kyle Hall. We can't wait...

Download: SMS mix 19 - Patrice Scott

Monday, 9 August 2010

SMS mix 18 - The Very Best

This week's SMS mix is a celebration of everything Stop Making Sense is about - amazing, uplifting, innovative, sun-kissed music from around the world - by one of our favourite live acts and headliners of our first festival, The Very Best.

Justly famed for their life-affirming shows, joyous mix of African highlife and crunching beats and eclectic, anything-goes mixtapes, as you'd expect The Very Best's SMS mix is something special...enjoy!

Download: SMS mix 18 - The Very Best


Tinny feat The Very Best, Mo Laudi and Mimitah 'Zingolo'
Los Rakas 'Abrazame' (Uproot Andy remix)
Baaba Mal 'The Miracle' (The Very Best remix)
Manyora 'A Ke Kwisisi'
Amadou & Mariam feat K'Naan 'Africa' (Radioclit remix)
Magnetic Man 'I Need Air'
Afrikan Boy 'Pass Out'
Teachers 'Gold'
Staff Benda Bilili 'Marguerite'

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

SMS mix 17 - Juan Atkins

Our latest exclusive SMS mix is a biggie, courtesy of Detroit techno legend Juan Atkins, the guest star at our Stop Making Sense party this Saturday at Cable (details below) and certain-to-be highlight of our very first festival in Croatia this September. Download below. Oh yes...

Download: SMS mix 17 - Juan Atkins

SMS party @ Cable this Sat w/Juan Atkins, Matias Aguayo, Tama Sumo and more!

You lucky lot of Londoners can get a very special taste of what to expect from our first Stop Making Sense festival this Saturday, 7th August, as Cable plays host to a Stop Making Sense launch party starring Detroit techno legend Juan Atkins.

Atkins headlines the Cable’s Room 1, co-hosted by Need2Soul and Sud Electronic, with additional turns from Tama Sumo (of Panoramabar fame) and Keith Worthy. Sud’s Lakuti brings up the rear.

Room 2 is hosted by BumBumBox, Matias Aguayo‘s South American party collective, in partnership with Allez-Allez. Aguayo himself will spinning his favourite techno, disco and electro-funk jams; the Allez-Allez DJs – including Sam Willis of Kompakt duo Walls – provide support.

More info on the night, which runs 11pm-6am, and tickets (£8/£10/£13), can be found here.

Stop Making Sense Launch Party

Saturday 7 August

33a Bermondsey Street tunnel

Room 1:

Needs2Soul & Sud Electronic
Juan Atkins

Keith Worthy

Tama Sumo


Room 2 (Bar)
BumBumBox & Allez-Allez

Matias Aguayo

Allez-Allez DJs

Monday, 2 August 2010

SMS mix 16 - Rebolledo

Anyone who has been following the exploits of Matias Aguayo’s Cómeme label, or attended one of his infamous Bumbumbox parties, will be familiar with the name Rebolledo.

The Mexican artist – whose sound is a hybrid of house, techno, electro and avant-pop, suffused with Latin flavour – has earned a sizeable cult following for his singles ‘Bo Jack’ and ‘Guerrero’.

Most recently Rebolledo has been collaborating with Superpitcher as Pachanga Boys and with ‘Pitch and Jörg Burger under the name The Three Lions – you can check out the first fruits of these two projects, the tracks ‘Power’ and ‘You’ll Win Again’, on Kompakt’s forthcoming Total 11 compilation.

You’ll be hearing a lot more from Rebolledo in the months ahead: he’s currently writing and recording his debut solo album.  In the meantime, be sure to catch one of his flipped-out live/DJ performance at FACT’s boat party as part of our very own Stop Making Sense festival this summer.

Download: SMS mix 16 - Rebolledo

Track Listing:
1. Solar X – Recitation
2. Von Spar – Collecting natural antimatter
3. Discodeine feat. Matias Aguayo – Singular (Rebolledo’s not accepted remix)
4. Missing Linkkx – Got a minute
5. Rebolledo y Daniel Maloso – Fresh
6. Von Spar – Troops (Rebolledo Remix)
7. Barry de Vorson – Theme from “The Warriors”
8. Siskid – Gun Stubs (Rebolledo Remix)
9. Superpitcher – Rabbits in a hurry (Instrumental version)
10. Cologne Tape – Render 2 (Magazine edit)
11. Pachanga Boys – Power
12. Rebolledo y Daniel Maloso – Morgan
13. Rebolledo y Patricio – Atanavajas

We caught up with Rebolledo to find out more...

Summer’s here. What’s on the agenda?
“The main thing is that Gary Pimiento (who created Bumbumbox and Cómeme with Matias), is coming over to spend a month with me…In this time I’m gonna be working on the first ideas for my album which I want to have ready in about a year from now. Even though Gary is not a musician, producer or DJ, having him close by during any creative process is always great and revitalizing. Also, when we spend time together great ideas always come for new projects or for Cómeme.”

So tell us about your latest projects…
“In the last months I’ve been doing some remixes for different people, this is something I really like to do. It´s a shame sometimes the people that ask for them are expecting something like ‘Guerrero’, or ‘Pitaya Frenesí’, just with their lyrics on top. Also, I’ve been doing some collaborations lately…I’m very glad I’ve found some people with which I have so much fun working with, and that when it comes to the final result, it doesn’t sound like just me, or the other person, but actually both of us. The new Cómeme record is from me and Daniel Maloso together; it’s a 5-track EP called Desierto that reflects my ideas of dark dancefloor momentum and Dany’s musicality. I’ve been working with Superpitcher on new tracks for Pachanga Boys, the little project we have together. One of these tracks, ‘Power’, is included in the new Kompakt Total 11 compilation coming out in August. Also for the same compilation, Superpitcher and Jörg Burger invited me to join them to work on a track called ‘You’ll Win Again’, for which I did some singing. The idea is to continue doing things together every time a cool idea comes up that would fit our taste under the name The Three Lions.”

What current artists are you drawing inspiration from?
“Mmmm… Hard to say, because most of my inspiration doesn’t come from other music…but I like what the guys from Cologne Tape are doing, for example…Also, I’m going a lot through my old record collection, with a special focus on stuff from the end of the 60s and beginning of the 70s,  and there’s a little obsession with the Jacksons in their Motown years.”

What are the big tunes for you right now?
“One of them is actually a remix I did with Matias Aguayo for a guy from London which was not accepted…the label boss said it was too dark and people would leave the dancefloor. A track that I did with Patricio (a friend back in Mexico), called ‘Atanavajas’. Superpitcher’s ‘Rabbits in a Hurry’ (mainly the instrumental). Matias Aguayo´s ‘Niños’, Cologne Tape, ‘Render’. ‘Dense and Home Alone’ an edit of the Jackson 5´s  ‘Hum Along And Dance’).”

What can we expect from your show at Stop Making Sense?
“Action and reaction!”

Who are you most looking forward to seeing play at the festival?
“I’m very curious about Optimo, and Allez Allez…I’ve never seen either of them, but I think their taste fits mine very much…Also I´d like to see Toy Selectah (the other Mexican invited), it’s been a while since the last time I saw him, so I’m curious about what his show is like now. And Theo Parrish. I saw him for the first time in Montreal at the Mutek festival a couple of weeks ago and it was great – for me it was the best of the whole event, but sadly the show was too short, so I want some more of that… ”

Where will we find you at sunrise on Sunday morning?
“In someone’s arms hopefully…A nice beach is the second option…A mix of the two would be even better…”