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
This Saturday Room One welcomes the return of Italy’s exponent of robust minimal techno, Marco Carola; an artist who seems to command a reverent level of loyalty amongst his fans. He’ll be standing next to Fabric resident selector Terry Francis and Items And Things signing Madato. “Madato first caught our attention with his track “The Night’s Rumours” which featured on Magda’s fabric 49 mix and he’ll be backing up that initial pique with a live set that promises pure techno bravado”, says Fabric.
R&S Records stalwarts, Pariah and Blawan, mark the UK live debut of their bass heavy techno collaboration, Karenn in Room Two alongside sets from Craig Richards and Peter Van Hoesen, who released his new album “Perceiver” on his label Time to Expresss last month.
Room Three welcomes New York’s young gun M A N I K, who originates from New York, where he found notoriety in the city’s nocturnal hotel and loft parties’ melting pot of sub genres from avant-garde house to jacking indie pop and everything in between. After three years of stellar releases on labels from Ovum, Culprit and Poker Flat, “we can almost picture for ourselves the scenarios of the NYC DJ going off by night, which we are looking forward to experiencing in our own Farringdon way this Saturday as M A N I K makes the journey from the East Coast city stateside to Room Three next to dexterous duo Blond:ish”, comments Fabric. – Read Fabric’s interview with MANIK here.
M A N I K will be joined in Room Three by new act on the block, BLOND:ISH, who have releases on Kompakt and Get Physical already, graciously exploring the realms of deep house, electronica, nu disco combined.
Fabric may be on the verge of Puberty, but the club matured long ago…
Photos: Mark Oxley, Angelo Palombini
On the weekend of 19th October 2012, fabric officially turns thirteen. Rather than shying away from the fact that there are certain triskaidekaphobic people out there who go the extra mile to avoid anything that involves the number that’s one more than a dozen; they’re celebrating the fact that they’ve officially entered puberty, by programming a suitably special line up for the Friday and by opening the doors for another 32 hour marathon on the Saturday to house sets from residents Craig Richards and Terry Francis alongside a slew of impeccable special guests, many of whom will be playing multiple or extended sets.
“We realise we’re in something of a minority in looking forward to our thirteenth anniversary but there’s no real concrete proof where the superstition arose around 13′s defamatory level of unexplained unluck”, comments Fabric.
Artizan Music call in US deep house sounds of Demarkus Lewis…
When asked to detail the bond he shares with deep house, Dallas born and raised Demarkus Lewis remarks: “trying to describe my passion for the deep is almost like trying to describe why sugar tastes so sweet”. Well, if there was ever a slogan to capture the spirit of house fans, then, this is it!
A night of Visionquest & The Nothing Special is quite the opposite…
Visionquest are… Seth Troxler, Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves and Lee Curtiss, the most innovative and exciting new breed of DJ/Producers to come out of the city of Detroit in a generation. Their remix of Kiki’s “Good Voodoo” on BPitch Control has gone down in history as one of the summer’s biggest underground hits and together they have released tracks on leading labels like Crosstown Rebels, Spectral Sound, Get Physical, Circus Company, Supplement Facts, Wolf+Lamb, Wagon Repair and Minus. Continue reading “Visionquest & The Nothing Special at fabric” »
Arnaud Le Texier
The guys at Wiggle seem to be over the moon to announce that they’re back at the Paramount for New Years Eve and after last years party in such a venue, who can blame them! You simply couldn’t ask for better views of London than what you get from the 31st floor of the Centre Point building and you definitely couldn’t ask for a better party either! All the Wiggle’s at Paramount have been sell outs since they started there back in June 2010 and more of the same can be expected as to welcome in 2012.
Wiggle have a quality night lined up, welcoming to the console a DJ/Producer that is so far up Wiggle’s street…
Whether its through his productions, radio shows, compilations, parties or club sets, D’Julz has been at the forefront of electronic music since his career first began back in 1992. A firm DJ and fan favourite alike, his ability to transcend genres and trends has seen him hold one of the most consistent levels of success of any modern day DJ/Producer. A run of form that is at its strongest, today.
1997 saw the birth of the now legendary, ‘Bass Culture‘ parties at Paris’ Rex club. The monthly party has now become the longest running event in the clubs history, and in 2009 gave its name to D’Julz‘s brand new, and highly successful record label.
Having released his debut productions in the mid 90′s, it was the early 2000′s that really saw him make an impact. His music has now featured on some of the worlds finest labels, releases and remixes for the likes of Ovum, 20:20 Vision, Dessous, Pokerflat, Safari, Real Tone, Get Physical, Mobilee, Rekids, Systematic and 100% Pure have all become essential weapons in the sets and record boxes of the world’s elite. In recent times D’Julz has reached a new level of production excellence. 2008′s “Just So You Know” on Ovum and ‘“Fleurette” on Circus Company became instant classics, and his current release for the label “Rotondo” is well on its way to achieving similar status. His remix of Slam’s “Positive Education” on Soma, and his edit of Anonym’s “Lov Is Easy” on his own Bass Culture label have ruled the DJ and download charts alike.
Arnaud Le Texier
French born artist Arnaud Le Texier started Safari Electronique in London, 2005. An artist with plenty of knowledge and substance behind him, Arnaud had been on the electronic music scene for over 10 years before commencing with Safari Electronique. Arnaud‘s career dates back to 1990 when he first began managing record shops and building what is now a huge archive of knowledge, taste and musical dedication to his name. His five year residency at Paris’s Queen and memorable sets around Europe over the years that followed perfected Arnaud‘s DJing skills, earning him his spot in the worldwide scene where he continues to this day to be a prominent DJ and production figure. At the beginning of 2006 Arnaud decided to live in London where he played at T Bar, Minimal Hospital, Secret Sundaze, Bread & Butter, Half Baked, Multi Vitamins and is a regular DJ at Fabric since 5 years. Last September he made quite of an impression when he rammed room 2 of Fabric for Safari Electronique 5 years anniversary, along side Antonio De Angelis, D’Julz and David Labeij. In 2009 Safari Numerique was born, the little sister of Safari Electronique. On this digital version Arnaud wants to push more upcoming talents with a sound more deep house and deep techno. Arnaud is a perfect blend of natural talent and raw flare with very distinctive music. He produced different EP’s & remixes for Bass Culture, 20:20 Vision, SCI + TEC, Multivitamins, Climatic Sounds and Children of Tomorrow. Through his focus on music quality and originality, as well as his performances on an international level, Arnaud Le Texier is becoming one of the leaders in electronic sound.
Over the past 3 years Claire has stormed in to the House and Techno scene with an array of stunning releases, her first major E.P getting signed to Steve Bug’s highly respected imprint Dessous Recordings. Becoming a regular feature on the label she not only showcases her original work but also remixing for the Dessous Best Kept Secrets Release.
With 2010 being a big year for Claire she went on to also feature for several other labels such as Neurotraxx, Dogmatik Records and London based Murmur having her huge hit “Slow Loris” remixed by Solomun which gained respect and plays from none other than Richie Hawtin. 2011 sees Claire pushing the same tempo with a strong output of forthcoming scheduled releases on Gorge’s Katchuli and 1Trax with a remix of Robert Owens “I’ll Be Your Friend” alongside Jamie Jones, Dyed Soundorom, Soul Clap & Gadi Mizrahi, Matt Tolfrey & Inxec and more. Its easy to see why Claire was featured as ‘Keep An Eye On’ in Mixmag in 2010.
WIGGLE NYE 2011
21:30 – 07:00
103 New Oxford Street
Wiggle is giving away 3 pairs of tickets. To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets, all you have to do to enter is click on the “Tickets” link below add the event to your diary just under where it says Roll Call (if your not already a member on RA, it will only take a minute to become one) and then Wiggle will randomly pick 3 lucky people from the names in the Roll Call and then contact them by message on Resident Advisor 2 days before the party. If you have already purchased tickets they can refund you on the night or you can always pass them onto someone else. It’s important that you check your inbox on Resident Advisor on the 29th though.
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.
Having run his own successful London club night for just over two years and the recent launch of his NoN Music label, The Pushamann has come a long way from messing around on the decks in Kingston. And this is due to his unique blending of soul, funk and garage styles into his deep tech house sets.
The Pushamann has spent the last few years playing at some of the most crucial underground venues across London from the notorious Fabric to shoreditch’s East Village, spreading his infectious sound throughout the capital. Something that has clearly stood-out enough to attract the attention of Fabric resident, Terry Francis.
His Nature or Nurture night, which he runs with Terry Francis, is all about spreading this deep, infectious sound. Having been on the go for two years, recently celebrating it’s 2nd birthday at Fabric back in February, Nature or Nurture has already enjoyed appearances from some truly unique underground DJs such as Nathan Coles, Tim Sheridan, Hector, Kenny Hawkes and Moodymanc, whilst also boasting the rest of the NoN DJs each night.
The Pushamann is due to play some very interesting events to say the least, with this weekend seeing him join Nathan Coles, Eddie Richards, Terry Francis, Shaun Reeves and Peter Herbert for a massive Wiggle celebration down at Rivington Studios. At night which is sure to be one to remember, but if you’re unfortunate enough to miss the Wiggle 17th birthday, The Pushamann will be joining Lee Foss for Trouble Vision down at Corsica Studios on 11th June.
With such a growing profile and unique sound, Guerilla Sounds just had to get an exclusive from the man himself, to which he kindly obliged, as well as providing the next installment of the G-Sounds mix series, which perfectly follows on from Lewis Ryder’s series opener. A mix that is infused with a deep, funky and soulful vibe…
Tell us a little bit about how you first got into DJing?
Friends of mine were DJs when we were younger playing house and garage and we used to sneak into Club Coliseum in Vauxhall for Liberty on a Friday night to see EZ, Martin Larner, Matt Jam Lamont. It wasn’t until I was older I started DJing in a local pub playing anything I could get my hands on; funk, soul, reggae. I got a lot of my records from charity shops.
I didn’t start taking it seriously until a friend and I started a night called Soundclash 100 in Kingston on a Tuesday night every other week and we used to ram it. Don’t know why, we couldn’t mix.
And what would you say have been key influences in all this?
Club Coliseum in the early days and of course Fabric. I love all music but you hear a lot of garage in the music I play and make I think!
What DJs or Producers would you say have influenced or played an important part in your style and the music you play?
Craig Richard and Terry Francis at Fabric have always amazed me week in week out. They kill it every time for over ten years… Legendary.
How does it feel to be involved in the Wiggle 17th Birthday?
I played at Wiggles last birthday and had a wicked time. The crowd was well up for it and Nathan and Terry let you do your thing. Playing with Pete Herbert in the disco room is a bit special. Pete has made some great music over the years. I can’t wait. It gives me a chance to play some music that I wouldn’t normally play out.
How did the whole concept of your “Nature or Nurture” night come about?
We started the night off on a Thursday because of Terry’s commitments at the weekend and the concept was to get people in to hear DJs on the cheap, sometimes even free. We had some great guys play for us; Marc Ashken, Moodymanc, Hector, Inxec, Kenny Hawkes, Gamal Kaber, Santos Resiak.
How has Terry’s involvement influenced the general vibe of “Nature or Nurture”?
Terry plays a bit tougher than me so it works really well. I warm up, guests play, then Terry comes on. The flow of the night is always important.
Can you give us an insight into what’s coming up for the next “Nature or Nurture”?
We have a a series of events coming up over the next few months to promote releases on our new label N.o.N MUSIC and hopefully another date at Fabric towards the end of the summer.
Tell us a little bit about the concept of your NoN label?
It’s really an output for people who have played for us and friends. Terry will remix for us from time to time. Our first few releases are my tracks that I’ve had for while but I’m more interested in the remixes.
What do you have planned for the label in the near future?
We have remixes form Mark Chambers, Lewis Ryder and some original materiel from Zeitgeist and some more tracks from myself.
What DJs are really making an impression for you at the moment?
Sam Russo is wicked. He played for us at our last Nature or Nurture… Class!