Bill Brewster

The Pool at Wildlife 2014

Wildlife 2014

Over the course of a blisteringly hot weekend in the jungles of Dorset the venerable clubbing institution Lowlife performed the following magic trick…..

With weather on the warm side and everyone in full party prawn mode the Friday started off in the big top with a wonderful set of easy glide disco and some cracking edits from Lowlife’s own Misiu. Live music followed from Sexual Chocolate which saw party staples covered with an unctuous funky coating that the crowd devoured with gusto.

Pool boys Bob the Talc and Spice Route then had the honour of spinning a few; a light and airy spritz taking in PJ’s classic rub of the Orb as well as a few choice platters from the roster. Next up was our man Nice Guy Henning aka Telephones. As well as charming half the festival with his Nordic clemency Henning had packed a strong bag of plump 90’s piano clappers, exotic holiday chuggers and a rather sensuous dub of Marianne Faithful ‘Sex With Strangers’. The crowd were rapt with it and by the end of the two hours everyone was primed for Mr Fulton.

Closing things out in the big top Maurice beamed from ear to ear as he worked through house and disco classics with occasional dalliances with darkness. As the big top closed the throng moved in to the woods to the smaller woodland party hut. Ray Mang held court with aplomb whilst the Pool were in attendance giving a master class in funk energy.

Saturday began with Nancy Noise laying out a delightful aural brunch whilst the Pool leafed through the broadsheets with a frothy. It proved to be a personal highlight with rousing latin numbers rubbing together with Jean Luc Ponty album cuts and smile inducing cover versions. Later in the afternoon Gatto Fritto treated the masses to a suitably catholic collection of afro, disco and pop. Smiles were broad and a dance floor led by the caped crusader Horton Jupiter got loose and limber.

Next up the man with the most Balearic pair of trunks in the world Phil France took to the stage to perform songs from his record the Swimmer. An accomplished live band treated the crowd to a lush sound that left most eyes pricked with tears.

Later in the big top the lowlife overlords took the helm. From Frank Broughton’s buoyant selection of wonky discoid gems through to Mr Brewster’s tender trawl through lowlife classics old and new. The crowd, increasingly feral but nonetheless charming, were in fine voice and some vigorous shapes were cut.

On towards the pleasure hut and Piers H from the Soft Rocks fam sprang open a bulging wallet of house in many different shades. Moving though moments of deep tribalism, jacking territory including the Talc’s fave Armando jam and of course the money shot of Justin V’s mix of Talking Jungle. Mr Tantum took the reigns after this and a similarly bashy selection raged on including Motorbass Ezio.

The Sunday dawned and Mr Cook treated everybody to a sterling set of reggae breakfasters that made every little thing alright. It was at this point that the Pool had to repack the wagon and make haste to Mantua but reports tell us that Matthew & Jolyon put in a wonderful stint to close out- gutted to miss out and something for the to do list next year!

Big thanks to Lowlife for the hospitality!

End of Year Pool Picks…

Here at The Pool we thought we’d throw our collective hat into the ring of end of year charts. We’ve solicited charts from the staff and were given an unsurprisingly across the board selection, ranging from the left of centre jazz inflected pop of Julia Holter through to twisted electronic pan bashing of Fulton’s Syclops.

If that wasn’t enough we even found time to probe three of our roster on what 2014 holds for them as well as asking them for their release of 2013….

 

Gavin Kendrick (Southport, A&R Edits)

Top 3 Singles

Theo Parrish & Tony Allen – Day Like This

Mr Beatnick – Symbiosis

Casbah 73 – Jungle Kitten

Top 3 LPs

Dexter Story – Seasons

Andras Fox feat. Oscar S. Thorn – Embassy Café

Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo – Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo

Favourite DJ Mix of the Year

Psychemagik Presents – Magik Sunrise

Artist of 2013

Vakula

Event of 2013

Rootdown (UK Invasion)

Artist to watch for 2014

Andrew Ashong

 

Tom Govan

Top 3 Singles

Bill Calahan- Expanding Dub

Linda Mirada- Lio En Rio

Bell Towers- Tonight I’m Flying

Top 3 LPs

Kemper Norton- Carn

Finis Africae- A Last Discovery

Cos/Mes- Let’s Get Lost Vol 2

Favourite DJ Mix of the Year

Chris Galloway Soft Rocks ‘Live from the International Bath House’ Mix for Noise in My Head

Artist of 2013

Heatsick

Event of 2013

Highlife Room at Corsica Studios June 2013

Hacker Farm

Artist to watch

Sagan Youth Boys

 

Robert Needham

3 Tracks I liked

Leisure Connection – Jungle Dancing

Tony G – Simple Dreams (Young Marco remix)

Jordan GCZ – Crybaby J

3 Comps I liked

Who is William Onyeabor

Claremont Originals box set

Saada Bonaire

Favourite party

The Motorcycle Showroom closing party

Artist to Watch 2014

33 10 3402

 

Ben Terry

3 Tracks I liked

Andras Fox – Running Late

Mental Overdrive  – Monster

Nenad Markovic – Weather Vibes

Favourite party

Pool Boat Croatia, Harvey at Lovebox & afters, We Love Ibiza August, Maurice Fulton @ Dance Tunnel.

Favourite LP

Steve Mason – Monkey Minds in the Devils Time

Artist of 2013

HNNY

Artist to Watch 2014

Young Marco

 

Matty J

Top 3 Singles

Todd Terje- Strandbar

Syclops – Jump Bugs

Alexander Robotnick – Undicidisco (Justin Vandervolgen Edit)

Top 3 LPs

Julia Holter – Loud City Song

Chk Chk Chk – Thr!!!er

Tully – Sea Of Joy (Re-Issue)

Favourite DJ Mix of the Year

Todd Terje BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, Discodromo Pool Mix, Force Of Nature Lovebox Podcast, Abel Chu Valley Mix

Artist of 2013

Young Marco

Events of 2013

Florence Italy, Harvey’s Discotheque Lovebox, Glastonbury, We Love Ibiza, Music For Dreams Ibiza, The Garden Festival Croatia.

Artist to watch for 2014

Andras Fox, Bell Towers, Josey Rebelle

 

Piers Soft Rocks

What have Soft Rocks got for us in 2014?

We’ll be sharing edit duties on African Shakedown Vol 2 with Axel Boman

And your favourite release of 2013.

Merge – Long Distance

 

Bell Towers

What you got for us in 2014…

I’ve got something sneaky for Ruf Kutz, a follow up 12″ on Public Possession early in the year, a remix for Midnight Magic on Permanent Vacation and then some edits on the soon to be launched Animals Dancing label

And what was your favourite release of 2013…

Max D “House of Woo”

 

Richard Sen

What’s in store for 2014?

I have some nice bits lined up for 2014. In Feb the ‘Ghost Train’ single is out on Especial.

In April there will be an Especial mix cd stitched together by my good self and then I’ve got another single in June hopefully remixed by the Asphodells. Plus I’ve got remixes coming up on Strictly Groove Recordings and Public Release as well as a contribution to an exciting Graffiti compilation on Klasse Recordings.

 And the best release of 2013?

My favourite release this year has been Galarude ‘Cero’ Original mix on Internasjonal.

Bill Brewster – Mix & Exchange

Bill Brewster drops a magnificent mix for Test Pressing this week, its been a heavy few days so I make no apologies for stealing their (very fine) words…

The Superstars Of Rock`s “Orange Sunshine” starts a trip back to a Harlem Brownstone, has you hanging out with Bruce Tantum, Rob Di Stefano, Peter Rauhofer, Danny Tenaglia, Vanessa Daou, Mood II Swing, Adam Goldstone, and a crazy queen called Jeffrey. Basic Channel`s boompt. Rainfall in a Plez-like metallic amazon. A filtered Funk express, an A-Train to Sugarhill. Farley & Heller`s “Afrosleaze”. DJ Pierre paying tribute to Ron Trent. All paeans to a high. A wild pitch. A prelude to sex.

TEST PRESSING 276 – BILL BREWSTER – LOWLIFE NYC

You can also enjoy a very interesting RA Exchange with Bill which went live a little while ago..

check it here – RA Exchange – Bill Brewster

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GLastonbury & Garden

Just back from a brilliant Glastonbury, superb weather, lovely people and top music.  Thanks to everyone for having us down, Greg, Maurice, Bill, Psychemagik, PBR Streetgang & Soft Rocks all smashing it throughout the weekend, Big mentions especially Carl at Stonebridge, Nick at Beat Hotel, Gideon & co at Block9 & the Crack team! Maz, Team Johnson, Simon Whitehead, Cecilia and everyone else!

You can check out Greg’s Stonebridge Bar mix below:

Next up is another group outing  – The Garden Festival Tisno…  We look forward to this weekend probably like no other, and a great crew heading over this year.

Catch Greg Wilson, Eric Duncan, Matty & Ben on the Pool boat party on friday, with Tiago, Justin V and Eric again doing the business in Barbarella’s the same night.

Greg, Young Marco, Psychemagik, Maurice Fulton, PBR Streetgang all spin during the course of the weekend. full lineup below – raving on the beach!!!

Bill Brewster in conversation..

Bill Brewster chats to Point Blank about his new After Dark compilation, plans for the upcoming summer, disaster gigs and of course EDM!

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Glastonbury 2013

Watch out for The Pool in Pilton this year including…

Greg Wilson, Maurice Fulton, Psychemagik, Bill Brewster, Soft Rocks, PBR Streetgang

and The Pool DJs.

More information coming soon. See you on the farm…

 

 

The Pool Christmas Round Robin

We’re having a little shindig next Friday after our Somerset House ice skating party, which is now completely sold out!

But if you still want to get involved come say hi at The Horse & Groom in east London where we’ll be getting amongst it with a cast of family & friends…  tickets – HERE

FABRIC SATURDAYS

Room 3 takeover! this weekend with Bill Brewster, PBR Streetgang and Matthew & Jolyon at the controls. so get down to EC1 if you’re in London…

Full listing & Tickets

Bill interviews Tom & Bonar from PBR Streetgang HERE

Bill Brewster – Australian/NZ Tour

Bill Brewster heads down under next month, direct from the Rainbow Festival in Japan, confirmed details below,  with a date in Auckland, NZ also slated for Saturday May 26th.

Catch him at one of the below if you’re in the right hemisphere…

Tapped up…

Check out Bill Brewster this Friday at the consistently good Tapped party in East London at the Queen of Hoxton:

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