Acclaimed Edinburgh label Hobbes Music celebrates five years of putting out vinyl (plus a double-vinyl-release) with a cast from its past, present and future in this one-off event.
Supporters of HM include: Ben UFO, Avalon Emerson, Erol Alkan, Groove Armada, Bill Brewster (DJ History), The Revenge, Horse Meat Disco, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Auntie Flo, Tim Sweeney (Beats In Space), JD Twitch (Optimo), Daniel Avery, Greg Wilson, Ashley Beedle, Andrew Weatherall, DJ Deep, Sean Johnston, nd Baumecker, Red Rack Em, Cedric Woo, Laurent Garnier, Bawrut, John Heckle, Justin Robertson and many, many more (see flyer back or scroll down for all).
Following firing recent mixes for Resident Advisor & DJ Mag, a FACT pick for her rave nostalgia mix for HMT and a proper party SESH for Boiler Room Paris (2016), Ljubljana via Glasgow’s Nightwave headlines. Her releases on labels Unknown To The Unknown, Balkan Vinyl, Fabric, Ministry of Sound, Warp and Heka Trax (her label) have secured widespread kudos and praise. Expect to hear electro, acid, techno, rave, breaks in her set (and no doubt a fair few surprises, as she’s anything but predictable and knows exactly how to get the party going.
London’s Michelle Manetti co-headlines. She DJs regularly at Berlin’s legendary Tresor (& myriad other foreign climes). She’s also a trailblazer on east London’s LGBTQ+ scene & sings with The Off Key Hat (Shot At Dawn/Warm Your Love EP is just out on Hobbes Music and previous 12″ Emergency Calling was an international hit for Andy Blake’s label, Dissident).
i.e. 2 FIERCE LADIES BOSSING IT ON 2 FLOORS!
It’s also a double-record-release-launch-party, as two of the acts on the bill have records out on Hobbes Music this Autumn (with others’ coming soon)…. See below for more info.
MICHELLE MANETTI (DJ): 1.30-3am (DISCO SET)
GAMING (LIVE) 12.45-1.30am (MODULAR SYNTH VIBES)
LEONIDAS & HOBBES (DJ) – 11.45-12.45am (BALEARIC/GOOD TIMES)
Originally from Ljubljana (Slovenia) but based in Glasgow for many years, Maya Medvesek, better known as NIGHTWAVE, has established herself as an internationally renowned DJ, producer, vocalist, club promoter, label boss and activist. Since attending the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy in 2011, Nightwave has explored her signature punchy sound of acid, Chicago house, Detroit techno and electro; fused with heady rave nostalgia and the latest, hybrid forms of club music. Her releases on labels Unknown To The Unknown, Balkan Vinyl, Fabric, Ministry of Sound, Warp and her own imprint Heka Trax have secured widespread kudos and praise from the world’s most respected music outlets.
Nightwave’s 2017 debut release on Fool’s Gold Records – Wavejumper EP – received similarly rave reviews; with Complex calling it “no doubt some of Nightwave’s most impressive work to date.” Following the success of Wavejumper, Nightwave released the Sanctuary EP on Fool’s Gold in 2018. From the euphoric house anthem Limelight, to the hypnotic, off-kilter, percussion-driven techno of the title track Sanctuary, this bold EP saw Nightwave returning to her early club roots and solidifying her sound; nodding to classic raves, but giving us something entirely new and exciting for 2018 clubs and festival stages. The Sanctuary EP also features Nightwave’s first vocals since featuring on Rustie’s hit Surph on Warp in 2011, and was described by Pitchfork as “club music euphoria”, while Resident Advisor called it “especially excellent”. And her recent mix for RA has been going down an absolute storm on Soundcloud.
Having remixed Leonidas & Hobbes’ Heavy Weather to head-turning affect on the very first HM release back in 2013, (Various Artists, Midnight Thunder EP), it’s a pleasure to welcome her as the headliner for this event, bringing things full circle.
Vocalist and international DJ par excellence, MICHELLE MANETTI brings a taste of east London’s Femme Fraiche events in east London. Michelle is the founder and chief editor of prestigious female run music blog www.lipstickdisco.co.uk which has built up an enviable reputation within the industry and among its solid fanbase for showcasing the finest and freshest underground House, Techno and Disco, with particular emphasis on promoting female talent.
Also the vocalist for The Off Key Hat, who had a proper international club hit on their hands with their Emergency Calling release (above) a few years back (still highly rated by the Discogs mafia, and rightly so) and whose new EP is just out on Hobbes Music to a proper international buzz (see video for lead track Shot At Dawn below).
She’s also an international touring DJ of no mean repute, chalking up regular gigs at legendary spots such as Berlin’s Tresor and all over London ( XOYO, Egg, Ministry Of Sound, Scala, Coronet, Dance Tunnel, Dalston Superstore, East Bloc, Plan B and Cargo, among many more) and is a trailblazer for east London’s LGBTQ+ scene.
In short, we’re nothing short of honoured to be welcoming Michelle to Edinburgh for the first time, as part of this event!
With releases for more respected labels than you could put in a pile and call a tree (2020Vision, Hizou, Doppler, Thug, Plastic City, Leftroom, A.E.R, Inner Shift, Shanti and Dan Curtin’s Metamorphic most recently), JACKSONVILLE brings his firing, live machine funk grooves (crossover soul/house/techno) to the party.
EXTERIOR is the artist moniker of Edinburgh producer Doug MacDonald. Exterior represents his transition to electronic music and an embrace of the dancefloor. Doug played hardcore and noise-rock for a long time before eventually abandoning collaboration, nostalgia and formulaic rebellion in favour of synthesis. What he gained on the way was an understanding of the power of live drumming and years of finely honed performance-skills, something of an aberration in dance music.
Exterior thus represents a convergence of disparate personal and musical pleasures. Accordingly Exterior draws on rhythmic mavericks as divergent as Fugazi//Battles//Swans as well as DJ Spoko//Clark//Hieroglyphic Being. In addition there is a deep undercurrent of melody and texture drawing on the likes of Burial//Miles Davis//Bjork. Eschewing the modern home computer in favour of an exclusively hardware based approach, Exterior espouses a physical relationship to what is at heart an abstract practice, composing electronic dance music.
His debut EP “Public Transport” was released on London/Barcelona-based Land Recordings earlier in 2018. Having played his debut headlining show in Berlin this September, more live performances are planned for the end of the year including this one, to fete the launch of new EP Plagued Streets of Pity on 12″ vinyl via Hobbes Music (HM011). This record represents a significant move forward in sophistication and club-readiness.
GAMING is the fresh new braindance electronica project from veteran producer and musician Alan Bryden, previously known as Sidewinder (signed to the Fenetik off-shoot label of Glasgow’s Soma Records for a run of singles and an album). These hip hop inspired, sample based dancefloor cut ups received huge support from DJs as diverse as Groove Armada, Laurent Garnier, Mad Matts, Domu and more and rocked dancefloors from Stockholm to São Paulo. Sidewinder tracks appeared on numerous compilation albums and are still widely used in film and TV all over the world, thanks to a publishing deal with EMI. After a stint in Brazil playing with world music fusion musician DJ Tudo and his freewheeling band ‘Sua Gente De Todo Lugar’, Alan returned to Scotland and has been amassing an arsenal of new and old studio gear as well as developing a parallel career as a successful community musician.
GAMING is a new solo outing that brings together a lifelong love of music and technology and creating left field, rhythmic electronica. It’s the sound of IDM, nineties techno and mensch maschine computer music that is as spontaneous as it is programmed. A debut EP is slated for release on Hobbes Music in the new year.
Having remixed the Pet Shop Boys and supplied a mix for i-D Magazine’s Soundcloud following EPs 1 and 2, LEONIDAS & HOBBES’s third EP ‘The Rags of Time‘ (especially lead track Web Of Intrigue, below) blew up properly last year. DJs were calling lead track Web of Intrigue their ‘summer anthem’ (Leo Mas, Nancy Noise, Nick The Record, Jim Stanton/Horse Meat Disco), while legendary tastemaker Andrew Weatherall declared that it was ‘going to be massive’. And it was.
While Leo has been an influential figure in east London’s party scene (inspiring the guys behind Brilliant Corners with his own highly audiophile set-up for a series of house parties in Hackney, c. 2009-14), Hobbes is also the label-owner (obv) and fomerly one half of the internationally acclaimed Trouble DJs. They have been throwing and playing parties together since the mid-90s and have about 50 years of combined DJing experience betweem them.
The anonymous DALI has released two highly acclaimed 12″s on HM to date, picking up support from the likes of Ben UFO, Avalon Emerson, Laurent Garnier, Daniel Avery and Optimo (among others)… Expect one or two of her tracks to be aired in the mix…
Running times if 5am licence approved:
MICHELLE MANETTI (DJ): 3.30-5am
LEONIDAS & HOBBES (DJ) – 12-2.15am
THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT:
ALL THE DJS, BLOGGERS, JOURNALISTS, BROADCASTERS, PROMOTERS & ENTHUSIASTS:
Ben UFO, Avalon Emerson, Bill Brewster, Erol Alkan, Tom Findlay (Groove Armada), the Revenge, Auntie Flo, Tim Sweeney, JD Twitch (Optimo), Daniel Avery, Greg Wilson, Horse Meat Disco, MCDE, Andrew Weatheall, Red Rack Em, Cedric Woo & all at Beauty & The Beat, Laurent Garnier, Bawrut, Sean Johnston, John Heckle, Justin Robertson, Afredo, Nancy Noise, KiNK, Ivan Smagghe, Craig Smith, Jimpster, Domenic Cappello, Gareth Sommerville, XDB, Ashley Beedle, Yogi Haughton, OOFT, Dimitri Veimar, Chris Duckenfield, mick Wills, Numbers, Bobby Cleaver, Sven Helwig, Kay Suzuki, Extrawelt, Tony Humphries, Leo Mas, Nick The Record, Neil Diablo, Kris Wasabi, Mash, DJ Mag, Ray Philp, RA, Les Yeux Orange, The Ransom Note, The Skinny, Rick Benjamin & Barney Kato at Bondi Beach, Radio Sydney, Igor Marijuan and Andy Wilson at Ibiza Sonica, Ibiza Voice, 6Music, Radio 1, Music For Dreams DK, Reform Radio, Joe Morris, Clandestino FM, Frankie Valentine , Soft Rocks, Brighton FM, Beats In Space NYC, dj history, giles walker, ida, Euan Fryer A.O.T.N., Rob da Bank, Mixmag, Vic Galloway, Nemone, Tiago, i-D magazine, DJ Bert, Dmit.ry, Jacksonville, Patrick Alavi, Max Ulis, DEMI, Andrew Pirie, Felix, Masa Sutela, Bawrut, Jon Kennedy, Alex Ormas, DJ Minikin, Archie, Claire, Nathan and all crew at Split Works China, Keyte, Jamie Thomson, Dan Curtin, Owen Jay, Danielle Moore, Chris Todd & Jim Baron from Crazy P, hugh Herrerra, Miles Simpson, Jonny Rock, Discky Triso, Main Ingredient, Astrojazz, Theo Kottis, Neil Parnell, Phil Mison, Chris Galloway, Lee Foos, Jim Thomson (Juno), Craig Christon, Atemi, Jason Boardman (Aficionado), Jan Hammered, Vasco Disco, Mark Gilbert, Harry Bennett, Acid Ted, Arveene Juthan, Junior Richards, Theodoric, Martin Valentine, Sam Mau Mau & all at Elevator Shanghai, Allan Marshall & Yeti, Ryota Opp, Ichi, Cat Boys and all the party people at Aoyama Hachi in Tokyo, Iain Mackie, Mr Shiver, Sam Don, Colvin Cruickshank, Matt Belcher, Pat Bensberg, Gary Mac, Karen Gabay at Radio Manchester, Richard Brophy, Sinden, Alex Metric, nd Baumecker, T.E.E.D., Plump DJs, Zdar, M.A.N.D.Y., Doorly, Ben Mono, ETHYL, Locksmith, Paddy Freeform, Maceo Plex, Kastle, Moonbotica, Hostage, Neoteric, Kiki, Ben Pistor, Matt Walsh, everyone at Bongo, Glenn Morrison, Citizen, Colin Peters, Yam Who?, Dlex, Clive Henry, Chris Fortier, DJ Cable, The Other Tribe, Mark Farina, Larry Tee, John Digweed, Dam Mantle, Leftside Wobble, Bot Crookers, Yuri Database, Wankelmut, StereoHeroes, Nick Warren, Mousse T, sharon andrews, DJ Wool, Andrew Grant, Fatboy Slim, Steve Mac, Pablo Contraband, Shadow Child, Moonbootica, Moguai, J Paul Getto, Tocadisco, Jody Wisternoff, Dave Seaman, Micah Vellian, Volta Bureau, Krysko, Alan Braxe, David Gardner Cosmonauts, WAFA, Omid 16B, Ed Butler Cinematic, Lucio Database, Sasha, Death On The Balcony, Droog, Do Tank, Japanese Popstars, Toyboy & Robin, Mr G, Russ Chimes, Ben Martin, Dam Mantle, Scuola Furano, Thomas Pudell/Black Alley, Nikhil Shah & all at Mixcloud, Marco Bernardi, Fabrice Lig, Rebecca Vasmant, GoldFFinch, Ben Mono, Geoff Ticehurst, Nick Stewart, David Barbarossa, Teamy, Spatial Awareness, Mark Barton, Gunrose, Kosmos, David Varchola, Debukas, iO Sounds, Murf, Alex Pewin, Sovnger, B-Jam, Ben Osborne, Moullinex, Nacho Lovers, Eric Roberts, Andrew Ingram, Jonny Hunter, Cam Mason, Nikki Kent, Guy Phipps, Tallah Brash, Claire Francis, Donald Shields, Jonathan Burnip & many more…
ALL THE RECORD SHOPS & DISTRIBUTORS WORLDWIDE, ESPECIALLY:
Underground Solushn, Elvis Shakespeare, Paradise Palms, Piccadilly, Rough Trade, Earworm, Phonica, Mr Bongo, Idle Hands, Red Eye, Juno, Love Vinyl, YAM, Rubadub, Above Board, Clone & Rush Hour NL, Word & Sound, Diamonds & Pearls, Hard Wax, HHV & Decks.de, Lighthouse, Disk Union, Jet Set & Technique Tokyo, Newtone Osaka, Freestyle Online JP, Techno Import & La Baleine FR, Groove Chicago, Deep Record Store Budapest and, most of all, Bandcamp…
ALL THE ARTISTS, ENGINEERS & PLANTS WHO HAVE WORKED WITH THE LABEL:
Nightwave, IO Sounds, Conquering Animal Sound, JD Twitch, HRH, Neil Landstrumm, Ali Renault, Tokyo Knife Attack, Fudge Fingas, Auntie Flo, Snide Rhtyhms, Debukas, Am$trad Billionaire, GZ, Craig Smith, Night Noise Team, Joe Howe, Digital Jones, The Son(s), plum, Dimitri Veimar, Mick Wills, Numbers Are Futile, Marco Bernardi, DALI, Leo, JP, Claudio, Lindsay Todd & Al White at Firecracker, The Off Key Hat, Keith ‘Radioactive Man’ Tenniswood, Curved, MPO, Mike Grinser, Dubplates & Mastering, Kenny Inglis, Ruud Lekx, Chris Lyth, Gabe, Deep Grooves, Jaco Justice, Sayori Wada, Exterior, Panos, GAMING…
BUT MOST OF ALL, A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO ALL MY FAMILY PLUS ALL THE VINYL FANS & MUSIC LOVERS WHO HAVE BOUGHT A RECORD OR DOWNLOAD. U KNOW WHO U ARE.
The Bongo Club