Maetrik is someone who has been contributing to the musical world around him since 93′ but we have to say that 2010 has been his year. With exceptional releases such as his ”Gliding Blind EP” out on Audiomatique, not to mention the dancefloor destroying “Snorkel” on Cocoon and “Glob Monster” on Bedrock, plus a long list of quality remixes you can understand why 2010 could be classed as a superb year for this exceptional producer. And it must be said that his constant searching for the future of electronic dance is evident in his music.
After devastating dancefloors across Europe with his rich dynamic production and unique blend of Techno, House and Electro, Maetrik makes the transatlantic journey back to his homeland for his North America Tour, which will take him from Montreal, to New York, Miami, Detroit, San Francisco and Dallas.
As a warm up to his tour, Maetrik has released a promo mix which is a fine example of what to expect. – don’t miss that monster track after the 54min mark!
North America Tour Dates:
14 Jan @ Compound, San Francisco 15 Jan @ 813, Dallas 21 Jan @ Electric Pickle, Miami 22 Jan @ Vain, Detroit 29 Jan @ Espace, Montreal 30 Jan @ Resolute, NYC
Fabric hosts a line-up of extreme talent this Saturday….
Once again Fabric demonstrates why it is still one of the best clubs in the world by host yet another great line-up of extremely talented DJs. Let’s face it Fabric has all the basic ingredients for be one of the best; size, location, ambient, sound system, as do many other clubs. But it’s in the choice of DJs where Fabric really accelerates from all the rest. Obviously the way in which Fabric is made really give a great underground vibe, but it must be said that they continue to host some of the best DJs around.
This Saturday 6th November, Fabric will be hosting WIGGLE, which means Nathan Coles, Eddie Richards and Fabric resident Terry Francis will be shaking Room 2. They will also be joined by what we think will undoubtably be a very special performance from Maetrik. Someone who is on fire at the moment releasing some great tunes and cool remixes left, right and centre. Plus Maetrik is celebrating his birthday, which means he will be dropping a lot of monster tunes and we hope even his latest track, “Snorkel”!
Room 1 is going to be just a jumping as Room 2 with resident Craig Richards and Luciano at the helm accompanied by Ernesto Ferreyra. But if Room 1 and Room 2 end up being packed out, you can also escape to Room 3 for a little more intimacy with Inland Knights, Fred Everything and Da Sunlounge.
Room 1 Craig Richards Luciano Ernesto Ferreyra
Room 2 – WIGGLE Nathan Coles Terry Francis Eddie Richards Maetrik (Live)
Room 3 Inland Knights Fred Everything Da Sunlounge
Make sure you don’t miss the following dates: -
Saturday 20th November Matthias Tanzmann
Saturday 27th November Sven Vath
Saturday 4th December Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, M.A.N.D.Y.
Saturday 11th December Radio Slave, Guy Gerber
Saturday 18th December John Digweed, Guy J
One last thing…..It’s good to see Sven Vath lined-up to play Fabric!
The next couple of mixes come from someone who is really standing out for us at the moment. Maetrik is releasing a line on tracks, remixes and mixes, which can not be faulted. So recommend you check out his mixes fast!
Halloween weekend was expected to be one of the greatest weekends this winter at the Movement Torino Music Festival 2010….
With a Saturday night performance by the masterful Sven Väth at Patio Club followed by a spectacular Sunday night featuring Chemical Brothers, 2 Many DJ’s, Derrick May, Ellen Allien, Ilario Alicante, Dixon and many others.
Unfortunately the event turned out to demonstrate a very ugly side of event organisation that left many party goers feeling massively disappointed and let down.
Starting with the Saturday night, we arrive at the venue around midnight only to be confronted by a complete road block 100m from the entrance of Patio Club. We all had prevendita (pre-sale tickets), which basically means that we had already paid a small fee in order to reserve our ticket so to speak where we then just pay the difference on arrival at the event. Two of our group had already passed so we obviously wanted to know why on earth there was this road block stopping us from passing. After speaking with security they said that the place is closed due to being over crowded. Which did seem very strange. Then after another 5min of waiting under the rain they finally allowed a number of us to pass, walk down to the entrance of the Club to queue again. Fortunately a little diplomacy from one of our group and the security allowed us to enter the club as we already had half our group in, but we were the only ones to pass leaving the rest of the crowd outside.
Once we entered the Club we realised that the place was absolutely packed full of young teenagers and stayed like this until at least around 2:00am. Turns out that this Club normally organises an underage night on Saturdays and instead of cancelling this regular night of teens for Movement, they kept it all the same meaning that that all those that had bought tickets to see Sven Väth had to wait outside until the Teens had decided to start going home, resulting in a one in one out system. This for one, is not acceptable! If people pay for a ticket for an event, they can accept the possibility of wait to enter, but not because the venue is already full.
The most disturbing part of all of this was the number of Teens we saw being carried out by their friends because they were green in the face, passing out, or completely unable to stay conscious! And the chanting of football songs whilst Sven was pumping out some amazing tunes was extremely annoying. Leading us to ask why on earth those people were there in the first place.
We forgot about the disappointing Saturday and simply looked forward to the Sunday night at the Pala Olimpico where we were sure to have a good night. Again like the night before, we arrived at the venue around midnight with our prevendita tickets. To start with, there was such a mess in trying to get tickets with the prevendita that we ended up in the wrong line for about 20mins without realising. Luckily we were able to make a quick switch without cause any problems. But once we got close to the sales window there was absolute pandemonium, with people push and shoving we were getting increasingly crush. Lucky for us we’re not small but for all the young Italian ladies in the queue it must have been a nightmare.
Two of us had finally got our tickets and struggled to find our way out of the mess, another of the group was already in the venue and the fourth member was denied a ticket at the sales window. They had closed the sales windows and refused to sell any more tickets. With one member of the group without a ticket we proceeded to the main entrance to try speaking with an official – None to been seen anywhere! By this time they had even stop people WITH tickets from entering due to overcrowding. We could see the entrance from the gates and it looked worse than London’s Central Line in rush hour. We tried to get some answers from some official police officers that were on site, who insisted that that people were still able to enter the event, which was not true.
We saw many people trying to report this to the police who were on site and their response was always dismissive, sometimes even ignoring people. One Officer even closed the window of his vehicle as a member of the public was trying to speak to him.
The only response the police had for this mess was in the way of riot police on the premises of the venue and they certainly weren’t there help people!
The one person from our group who managed to get in left the event after 30min saying that it was impossible to move inside it was completed jam packed full of people.
What a shame!
We feel that this poor organisation has not just let down many music lovers, not just Movement as a name, but also the imagine of Italy. Many people criticise Italy for poor organisation and corruption, but this event has done nothing but fuel this imagine, especially with the disappointing response of the authorities!
What we find even more shameful is that the fans, music lovers, where allowed to be treated in such a way. This is something we should never accept!
But we must say that Sven Väth, once again lived up to expectations, especially when he dropped Snorkel by Maetrik. And we heard amazing reviews about Chemical Brothers. Just a shame we and many others didn’t get the chance to experience it.
John Digweed has released a 30 minute mix which is an insight into what can be expected from the latest double CD Bedrock compilation “Bedrock 12″. The minimix gives listeners a taste of tracks featured on CD 1 and no doubt, the tracks you are likely to hear John Digweed playing at Bedrock 12 on 2nd October @ O2 Brixton Academy.
This minimix is full of wicked tracks, especially kicking off with “Krace Gelly” by Sistema, whilst the rest of the mix contains tracks by Maetrik, Quivver, Christian Smith and King Unique & Anthony Pappa.
A minimix of what’s to come on CD 2 is due to follow, but until then get your ears into this mix….. right here.