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The Pool at Number 90

We drop into Number 90 Bar in Hackney Wick later this month for an afternoon/evening of spring sounds…

Free Entry  & music from friends of the family & Pool DJ’s

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Discodromo get in a Pickle

The Italians from Berlin – Discodromo:  hit East London this weekend, holding court for new business at hot E2 spot The Pickle Factory.

 

The Crucial & Fresh boys have kindly dug into their not insubstantial boxes and come up with 5 tracks that are doing the business for them this winter..

1. Instant House – Awade (Joe’s Jungle Sounds Dub)

Joaquin “Joe” Claussell was a totally new one for us this year. This record is a great way to open a set. Who doesn’t love the sound of a rain stick? It possesses that tribal / shamanistic aesthetic we’ve been hunting for in our tracks this year. Couple that with the sound of a sax solo and some wooshing sounds and you might as well not play anything else ever again. More of the same over on Joe Claussell’s ‘Sacred Rhythms Music’. Shouts to DJ Dreamcatcher, on what ever spiritual plane he currently resides on .

2. Michal Turtle – Astral Decoy

This brilliant record fulfills all those cosmic cravings. Its part of a wonderful series of 12’s released on the fantastic, Music from Memory label, which releases records from way back when. This was originally recorded in 1980’s by a young Michal Turtle in his parents living room, but still sounds so relevant today. Fumix played this on our radio show a while back and we’ve been hooked ever since.

3. Pan Solo – Jungle Falls

Our close friend Ben Mansfield runs the fantastic Cosmic Pint Glass record label, and this little beauty is out very soon on the new ep. Hot Tropics. We have been lucky enough to have access to this track for a few months now, and it never disappoints. It’s maybe a bit weird, which is probably why we like it. The pan pipes stay strong throughout and hold it all together very nicely, and the results are always the same, a general chorus of heads asking “who on earth is this?”, fantastic stuff.

4. José Roboter – Amazonia

This is a weird one. We have a penchant for anything rain forest related at the moment so we searched ‘Amazonian house’ on google. This wee number popped up and that was it, love at first sight / listen. It sounds wet, like a rainforest. I cant seem to find out much about Jose Roboter other than he hasn’t got many soundcloud followers and that he was “born in the 70s from the unexpected love between a famous spanish flamenco dancer and a tattooed Berliner w*nker.” His output is high and if you like raw gear driven house then check him out.

5. Jack Pattern – Blackout

This is a winner every time. 100% builder and gets the floor lit! This one never leaves the bag and it’s usually a race between the two of us as to who plays it first. We also love any record that has dolphins on it. The ‘Another Language’ ep it features on has a nice Ruf Dug rework on it as well. Keep your eye out for the Swiss based Jack Pattern boys, we love their work and are expecting great things from them in the future.

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Todd Terje – London Live Show

Todd Terje does his solo live show in London before Christmas, it will be great!

Tickets on sale right now, go get

Todd Terje Christmas-poster

 

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This Weekend in London

Couple of big shows this weekend…

Greg Wilson appears at Howard Marks & Friends, tonight at Kentish Town Forum:

Howard Marks – Guardian Piece Jan 2015

While tomorrow Todd Terje drops his all conquering live show on Elephant & Castle, for Rinse FM at Ministry of Sound

Greg Wilson – Australian Tour

Greg Wilson heads down under shortly for a series of shows in later December/early January, don’t miss if you’re in the area!

 

 

The Pool at ADE

Along with the rest of the club music fraternity (or so it seems), we’ll be in Amsterdam this week. Some great shows going on, and we might even take a meeting as well!  So if you want to have a chat, drop Matt or Rob a note/call/carrier pigeon.

and the important stuff…

Harvey @ DGTL

Mr Ties plays VBX

Discodromo at Horizon

and Young Marco at Trouw for Rush Hour

And you can check out local boy Marco’s guide to the city here, courtesy of The Guardian –

Young Marco – Nightlife Reports

 

Greg Wilson Summer Schedule – 2014

Greg’s busy summer kicks off this weekend, catch him at a spot near you over the coming months..

a quick chat with Harri & Dom..

In advance of Harvey dropping in at Sub Club in Glasgow this weekend, we caught up with main men Harri & Domenic for a very quick chat…

 

Hi Guys, thanks for taking a few minutes for this, So… Harvey is in next weekend then. I believe he’s not played in Scotland for nearly 15 years, but have your paths crossed a great deal before?

I met Harvey last time he played the Sub Club and once I think in Plastic People, when it was on Oxford St…..so not a great deal.

I imagine the Californian surf’s a bit different than Greenock!  but have either of you ever had designs on moving somewhere with a slightly less challenging climate/different dancefloors?

Domenic lived in Barcelona for a few years and I stayed in Aberdeen for a few years…does that count ?

Following on from that, how much do you tailor your sets to the guests you have down to the club, as its been a fairly diverse selection over the years?

Just depends on the night really, usually I would try and play an appropriate warm up and not try and steal the guests thunder.

Also (and be honest now) have you had guests through where you’ve thought, ‘hmmm maybe that didn’t really work!’ ?

Most of the guests we have had generally know the score and play well. Its all down to personal taste though….just because I might not perhaps enjoy someone else’s music doesn’t make it rubbish. One mans meats another mans poison.

Obviously you’re famous for holding it down at the Sub Club since time immemorial, but in terms of travelling & playing elsewhere which I know you do pretty consistently, what other spots particularly keep calling you back?

I always enjoy Ireland, festivals in Croatia…Edinburgh was amazing a couple of weeks back. London’s usually good….everywhere really :)

DJ’ing double acts: always seem a good idea to me, enabling you to have a long piss or fall over drunk safe in the knowledge your faithful partner is doing the business in your absence! Do you guys still relish playing back to back & how do you structure it when you play away from Sub Club?

Normally when we go away, we toss a coin to see who starts first, and Domenic always wins….strange.

Obviously Sub Club’s licence is until 3am, I always thought that kind of ‘line in the sand’ (if you like) allows DJ’s to leave them ‘wanting more’ and make real end of night moments that stay with people, rather trying to pump life into a dwindling dancefloor at 9am! What’s your take on that?

I completely agree, its good to see the finishing post ahead and go for it!

You have also been doing some parties at Dance Tunnel in London recently, how’s that been going:  Lots of exiled Scots out on manoeuvres?

Yes, we had a ball at the Dance Tunnel a month or so ago, was like a Scottish reunion. The Nest in Dalston last week was also really good.

I read that the Boiler Room you guys did with Optimo got like 40,000 views or similar, Does the growth in popularity of that medium surprise you at all, and have you checked out many other BR shows online?

My son Jasper introduced me to the Boiler Room, I have only really watched Mr Gs Boiler Room. It is a concept I find hard to grasp or understand, but hey ho, I’m not complaining.

Finally, 20 years of Subculture: can you still remember the first one and any records that might have got played?

No :-P……The saying goes, if you remember it, you weren’t there!

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for whom the bell tolls…

The Pool is delighted to beam in with a couple of bits of news from recent signing Bell Towers.

First up Rohan will be playing alongside UK electronic music guru Andy Blake at the venerable Wavey Tones party tonight at Peckham’s Bussey Building.

Wavey Tones stands out as an exciting prospect in the plethora of clubnights in the capital city. A pleasingly catholic approach to booking from the dance music community has seen previous bookings range from the dubwise frequencies of Glasgow’s  Mungo’ s Hi-fi through to the frenetic rhythmic exploits of Chicago’s DJ Spinn.

In addition to this Friday’s night is being held in the much praised multi level arts space the Bussey Building which promises to have far more visual appeal to it than your arrange Friday night ritzy.

Catch Rohan playing the warm up for Andy alongside Wavey’s residents Tony and The Waves and South London’s Elysia.

Secondly we  are celebrating the fact that Rohan has secured his second release on Berlin’s hotter than a tomcat with four gonads label Public Possesion. As the follow up to last years critically acclaimed Lightrail single this five track EP entitled Territory glows as the distinctive assemblage of genres we know & love BT for. Vocal recordings from 2007 are welded on to beds of swirling dance textures with nods to acid house, italo and new beat.

This should be dropping in to your stores this week…..

 

Heavenly Social with Bell Towers

As part of their 15th anniversary celebrations Heavenly have invited us back down into their basement for a one off shindig at The Social in London on Fri 7th Feb.

We have quite a bit of history with Little Portland Street, so really looking forward to this one.

New roster addition Bell Towers will be starting up front, with midfield support coming from Matty, Ben & Thom (or The Pool DJ’s if you will) and of course the legendary Heavenly Jukebox.

please join us if you can, and check out a mix from Bell Towers below: