Wiggle moves forward into 2013, after a NYE party that vibrated the very rails of Tottenham Court Road tube station, 600 feet below. They’re even underground when they’re 400 feet above ground. That’s why Wiggle return to their high in the sky venue for another shake-up event for Easter with a line-up that at first glance most wouldn’t batter their eyelids at, but a line-up that should by no means be overlooked. Nathan Coles and Eddie Richards will be joined by two undeniably good acts.
Ingrained into London’s underground clubbing scene as individuals for some years now, Italians Davide Zeta and Claude Basile have truly become a force to be reckoned with since their decision to join forces three years ago. As DZeta N’ Basile, the duo have managed to carve a name for themselves amongst the underground elite with their very own strain of stripped back, deep house. Already a favourite in the capital, regularly impressing at the city’s premier clubs such as Fabric, Ministry of Sound and The Egg, the guys have also seen their skills behind the decks generating much more demand further afield into Europe in 2011. Recent months have found the guys in a prolific mood production-wise too, with a flurry of new material either just been released on the likes of VIVa MUSiC, Plastic City and Akbal Music or set to drop on equally impressive imprints in the coming weeks.
It was only at the start of 2013 that the pair were one of the first acts to be confirmed for the unique Vertigo Festival in their home country and now Wiggle, it’s clear that they are the pair for a good party.
Tagged ‘Little Mike‘ by bartenders at the clubs he was playing when he was 15 and still getting dropped off by his Mum, its a miniature namesake that’s doggedly followed him around since. If his growth had been stunted in later life it could have been bad, but going on to achieve respectable man-height and smashing it with his career to date it all turned out perfectly politically correct.
Spinning disco, 80s industrial, early Chicago / Detroit house and techno records as a 15 year old to a crowd six years older than you means you either get confident in your own tastes and technical abilities fast or you don’t get asked back, and go home to watch Knightrider. Coming from a musical background, his dad is still touring in a bluegrass band and Mike is a classically trained pianist, meant that DJing for Mike was a place where he was comfortable from the word ‘go’, and by his 19th birthday he had already won two ‘Best DJ in Denver’ titles and was esteemed by local magazine Westword for his “rare ability to bring together accessibility and adventure”.
Wanting to push his unquenchable thirst for entertaining a crowd further still, Mike entered the world of club and radio promotion. Over the next eight years he was the first to book in Denver the likes of Magda, Craig Richards, Demi, Damian Lazarus, Pier Bucci, Wiggle, Mazi, Ralph Lawson, Random Factor, Cari Lekebusch and Mr. C. He also threw what became Denver’s first real tech-house weekly ‘Phrunky’, which later inspired Little Mike’s record label Phrunky Recordings alongside Ty Tek. He also hosted a monthly mix on Proton Radio called ‘Filthy Naughty Little Beats‘ and guested two mixes for John Digweed‘s Kiss FM mix show Transitions.
Paramount, 103 New Oxford Street, London
21:30 – 07:00
Hot on Satan’s tail with Wiggle’s debut Halloween spooktacular, which went down deeper than the devil himself. Whilst Wiggle are still picking the remains of bats brains from between their teeth, they are triple excited to announce their next shindig back 385 feet above London at the Paramount with their usual NYE Party. Wiggle will be giving away a free drink to everyone with an advance ticket, who arrives before 23:00 and opening up at 21:30 so everyone has enough time to get in and ready for midnight.
To welcome in the New Year, wiggle has gone to extra effort to ensure a good line-up of DJs playing guaranteed swinging music to shuffle away on the dance-floor to.
Prepossessing the ability to effortlessly maneuver through the realms of house and techno, as dawn breaks over 2012 the many facets of Tim Green’s production dexterity is casting reflections in innumerable directions, illuminating a musical and thought-induced excursion on which the 27-year old is embarking.
Experimenting across the spectrum of electronic music, whether putting out reverberating minimal techno of Amnesia peak-time kind-of-measures, or sprinkling some of that unmistakeable TG charm over productions of popular appeal, his work is stamped by ingenuity, fearlessness and fun – which also granted him the ‘Best Breakthrough Producer’ award at DJ Mag’s Best of British in 2010.
After fully bursting onto the scene in 2008 with modern classics “Revox” and “Mr Dry” snapped up by highly-revered Dirtybird and Trapez Records respectively, and picking up support from top players such as Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin and Luciano along the way, Tim swiftly catapulted himself into the upper echelons of the techno hierarchy. A string of high profile releases followed in short succession adding Cocoon, Get Physical, Saved & Four:Twenty to an already impressive back catalogue, as well as remixes for XL Records, Sci+Tec, Moshi Moshi and Souvenir.
With an idiosyncratic groove and off-kilter cheekiness his sound has seen him tour the electronic bastions of the world, including Space – Ibiza, Womb – Tokyo, Fabric – London, Sankeys – Manchester, Watergate – Berlin, D-edge – Sao Paulo, Electric Pickle – Miami, WHP – Manchester, Bestival – Isle Of White, SW4 Festival – London, Zouk – Singapore, Rex Club – Paris. As we are heading into 2012 Tim makes a welcomed return to his underground roots, captivating crowds in more intimate yet discerning settings, along with heading up his own night Bedlam, which is currently on everyone’s lips.
On the production side of things 2012 is already looking like another stella year with a dark and twisted remix of Sacha Robotti featuring Qzen’s Fotograf on Klasse Recordings and, following on from last year’s “In Love EP” on Get Physical, he has teamed up with Robert Dietz & Audiofly for a remix package due for release in April. This summer will see him return once more to Cocoon to release the outstanding “Curious Smile” release, plus an EP for Get Physical and remixes for Supernature & Oh Yeah Records, as well as his much anticipated debut artist album.
If taking into consideration the achievements Tim has reached in the span of merely four years, it is a gathered electronic community that awaits his next move
Wiggle NYE Paramount, Centre Point, 101-103 New Oxford Street, London
21:30 – 07:30
When Terry Francis and Nathan Coles started throwing parties, it was pretty much a reaction to their circumstances. Already committed to London’s fledging acid house scene, and both influenced by rare groove and up-tempo soul, they wanted to do something off their own backs, just for their mates, with DJs they liked and Evil Eddie Richards was one of them, so much so, they made him a resident. Over 16 years later the trio are still in the rudest health, noising up nightclubs with that same simple ethos, while Wiggle – the catch-all term covering record label, clubnight and attitude – has also come to typify a style of music; a deep, druggy basement-shaking music to escape in and get down to.
Wiggle kicks off 2012 with a pure underground line-up…
After another smashing NYE 385 feet above London at Paramount, that saw tickets sell out a week before the party, Wiggle is back with a bang for 2012 and with another line up of pure gold to kick off the first of the year nicely. Wiggle are extremely happy to have their one and only Eddie Richards back after missing him on NYE while he toured Australia and had the Aussies jumping around more mentally than a pack of manic Marsupials.
Wiggle steps up to the plate again for it’s next instalment on the 22nd October and being extremely privileged enough to be one of only two promoters allowed to put on parties at the Paramount, it would be rude not too! And if the response they’ve had at every party in this fabulous venue is anything to go by, then the majority of people do too!
As always to compliment the jaw dropping views 384 feet above London, Wiggle will be supplying only the very finest in disc jugglers and yet again bring you another smasher of a line up!
Simon Baker has played an influential part of the UK house and techno scene for the better part of the last decade. He is an artist that generates his own musical trail through a stand out style, which is purely his own and always current. Pioneering labels such as Cocoon and Playhouse have long since been pressing his tracks, and each of these has helped stamp his dextrous musical talent upon the far reaches of the globe. Simon Baker has cultivated his resolute DJ skills over the last 17 years, putting them into continual practice through constant demand for worldwide touring. He recently completed his third full North American tour including a debut at Space in Miami and summer 2010 saw him regularly at Kehakuma at Space in Ibiza and grace the stage at the huge Carl Cox And Friends event in Mallorca. Other highlights for the year included the Parklife Festival and The Warehouse Project in Manchester, a new residency at Liverpool’s cutting edge mUmU party and Air London showcases in Paris, Barcelona and Ibiza.
Alex’s music has a style which is energetic and intense, a tech house/techno sound full of swing, complex rhythms & deep basslines and a style which is aimed squarely at the dancefloor. Always keeping the quality levels high and choosing not to release music too frequently, the resulting demand has seen Alex continue his associations with Area Remote and Cecille, as well Tuning Spork, Freak n’ Chic, on Lauhaus’s Soweso label (as Steller). 2011 continues with new music coming on the much-esteemed Spanish label Barraca Music, the “Blue Vaudeville EP” on Cecille Numbers and first appearances on Moon Harbour (with remix of Martinez’s “Kamino”) and as a DJ, with his debut tours of South America and the United States plus a second appearance on the Ibiza Voice podcast series. This versatility and dedication to upholding values passed down stand him out as a talent that should burn bright for a generation.
James has been a staunch Wiggle supporter for years and can always been found amidst the madness of the dance floor shaking a leg or two. He’s been quickly making a name for himself with his weekly radio show on supreme dance and this Wiggle debut see’s him celebrate his birthday, so expect things to kick off right from the start!
Wiggle @ The Paramount
101-103 New Oxford Street
London WC1 1DD
Evil Eddie Richards
James O’ Connel
Wiggle returns for another summer addition of class music…
After yet another smashing night of Wiggle, it’s good to hear another is lined up before the summer fades out of our grip and Wiggle will be heading back to an amazing venue used some years ago. It goes under the name of Hidden these days and is even more special with some extra tweaks they’ve done to the place since Wiggle was last there. The venue now boasts a great outside terrace bar and this time Wiggle have decided to go for a Friday on the august bank holiday, so that there is even more time to recover from the usual shenanigans that will undoubtably ensue.
“Excited would be a vast understatement…” says Nathan Coles, when he explains that they have confirmed Dachshund from Highgrade to do a live set, which he is putting together especially for the night. “The man has done so many tunes it’s ridiculous and is one of those rare producers that you know your gonna like his next release before you’ve even heard it…” Coles explains. Dachshund has successfully released a string of fine music on Highgrade and will no doubt have the Wiggle night shaking the night away.
Dachshund – Sweet Damage
The Disco/House room went down so well at the 17th birthday party, that Wiggle have decided it would be only right to have it as part of the night every time they have a venue to suit. This time round Freaky Disco will be hosting the room for the evening and Wiggle’s very own Eddie Richards will be putting together something special, which lets face it, can only be a good thing and definitely needs to be heard. Terry Francis will also be doing his Disco thing again and bringing the finest from his funky vaults, old to new.
Wiggle are back on their feet after an immense 17th birthday…
After an immense 17th birthday, Wiggle has released details of its forthcoming night, returning to The Paramount for yet another extraordinary night of music. Unfortunately Terry Francis won’t be joining the line-up due to Fabric commitments. None the less, Wiggle still has a great line up on the cards.
Glimpse has been relentless and imaginative demonstrating quality releases which only a few can be said to have matched. World renowned labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Planet E, Cadenza, Cocoon, Get Physical and Buzzin Fly are just a handful of those to have released his music. A particular milestone was his Crosstown Rebels album Runner’, released in May 2010 and was a standout LP even for a label noted for its consistent excellence.
Geddes is one of the true pioneers of the London house scene. Among those ahead of the game when it came to the fragmentation of the super club and the dawn of a new warehouse era, Geddes and his Mulletover Party crew were integral in the rise of the underground and have helped shape the heart of its landscape and sound in the capital and beyond. When he started the now prolific Mulletover events back in 2004, it was through grit and determination and an enduring love for exploring and championing the freshest talent and securing original spaces that Geddes became a figurehead in the evolution of a thriving house and techno scene.
Colin Dale, by no over-estimation, “legendary”, is a DJ that has been one of London’s most cutting edge DJs for over 20 years and still continues to surprise and marvel. It all began in 1982 when Colin who was then working as a banker in the city of London began to warm up for Hip Hop supremo “Tim Westwood” at the cult Gossips nightclub in Soho playing cuts like Soul Sonic Force, Strafe, Shannon and Donna Summer. In 1985 Colin was one of the key members of the pirate radio station Kiss FM and soon after left banking to pursue a career in music and the “Abstrakt Dance”
radio show was born. For 16 years “Abstrakt Dance” was a ground-breaking show which quite simply bought Techno to the masses.
Wiggle celebrate 17 years of being fully submersed in the music scene, so you would expect a great lineup to ensure a truly memorable night,…. which is exactly the case. As if having the Wiggle trio hit the main room wasn’t enough, they obviously thought they should provide an even more mammoth lineup by adding an enigmatic pioneer. One that is on a trailblazing quest to export his unique brand of cosmic underground house and techno from his hometown of Detroit to Europe and beyond, which is bringing him international acclaim. His name being Shaun Reeves.
Alongside best friends Ryan Crosson, Lee Curtiss and Seth Troxler he has helped put a warm, esoteric spin on the city’s musical heritage taking it away from clinical minimalism, back towards warmer, more spiritual party music. Together they have formed Visionquest, a genre-busting four-piece DJ combo, live act, record label and forward-thinking school of thought. The last few years have seen Shaun blossom in the studio as ‘The Royal We’ with Seth Troxler for Crosstown Rebels, alongside Guti and Miss Fitz for Wolf+Lamb and Raum…musik and most recently as Visionquest remixing Tracey Thorn.
Pete Herbert will be a main feature of Room 2 with a mix of Balearic leftfield disco/house/italo/dub/funk and beyond where he’ll be joined by an extra appearance from Terry Francis. The Pushamann will also be jumping in on the action, adding his ‘Nature Or Nurture’ style of music to night, which he seems to be doing at countless venues all over London.
Saturday 23rd April is sure to be a memorable night. But keep your eyes on news releases from Wiggle as the venue is being kept a secret for the moment!