Maurice Fulton

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!

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!!!

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…

 

 

Bonar Bradberry Werking it…

Here’s a nice one for a Friday afternoon. Bonar in full flow in Barcelona last weekend at a party called ‘Werk it’

You might recognise the track, it is of course Syclops – ‘Jump Bugs’ from the Blink of an Eye LP produced by one Maurice Fulton

Maurice Fulton / Syclops – New LP

Maurice drops a fresh new album this week on his own Bubbletease imprint.

Syclops – ‘A Blink of  a Eye’ is out now

check it out here for digital  – Syclops – ‘A Blink of  a Eye’

with Running Back taking care of the double Vinyl love

Also if you missed this, check out a very nice FACT article titled

‘The Essential Maurice Fulton’

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Garden Festival 2013

It’s that time again, the initial line-up for this year’s Garden Festival is out there, and we can’t wait to get back to Tisno. A strong Pool contingent for 2013 so get your tickets sorted!

Back to Basics 21st Birthday

Getting to 21 is an achievement in anyone’s book, even more so when you’ve braved the notoriously fickle acid house landscape for over 2 decades! So with that in mind we doff our caps to the Leeds legends that are Back to Basics.

Helping them get the party started right will be Mr Maurice Fulton, who’s just about to drop this little gem.

 

 Happy Birthday Guys!!

Weekend Manouerves

A few more things happening with the roster this weekend…

Richard Sen gets off the hook in Paris, if you’ve not checked his new Acid compilation on Strut, please do

Luke Unabomber in Dublin for Nightflight at the Grand Social

Maurice Fulton at Land of Kings Festival, Dalston, London

Also check out the new KDMS single if you’ve not already! getting love from Hugo Boss amongst others!

Maurice Fulton – Beyond The Clouds

Maurice Fulton tops the bill at Corsica Studios this Saturday for Beyond The Clouds. Looks like a belter, and I feel a Pool office outing on the cards…

Top of the charts…

Was reading the ever dependable  DJ History Furtive 50 – Best of 2011 feature on the plane home, and nice to see some great tracks being recognised in there.

Soft Rocks’s amazing Buffalo shuffler, Maurice Fulton as Boof, Rub ‘n’ Tug with Scanners, Harvey’s conquering Locussolus project & Todd Terje all feature in the rundown, with Terje claiming the top spot for his Running Back EP. You can read a brief interview with Todd also at DJH (Reminds me i should really get a photo credit for that ‘tache/sunset shot)

In fact Terje seems to be pretty much taking over the world right now, With Ragysh being voted Number 1 record of the year by both DJ History & London’s Phonica Records. In addition Resident Advisor have both ‘Snooze for Love’ & ‘Ragysh’ inside their top five of last year! ‘Snooze’ also features in Pitchfork.com’s list.

If that’s not enough and you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months Terje’s new “Its the Arps” EP is out in the wild. Expect to see this in all the best of 2012 charts come December…

Also there’s this: Terje’s remix of Bjorn Torske finally sees the light of day with additional mixes coming from DJ Harvey: Oppkok  EP