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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!

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.


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


Bill Brewster, Music, Press

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!


Bill Brewster, Music, Press

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


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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Bill Brewster – Big Chill Bar

Bill heads west this weekend, catch him in Bristol, ably supported by The Pool’s own Matty J & Rob Needham…


If you haven’t got to this yet, have a look…  Out now on Strut, Bill Brewster compiles & annotates an essential new retrospective covering the dance output of Factory Records, the seminal Manchester record label founded by Tony Wilson, Alan Erasmus and designer Peter Saville.

The album turns the spotlight on some of the label’s early dancefloor-based work across key 12” mixes and rarities, from the unmistakeable production style of Martin Hannett to pioneering studio work by New Order’s Bernard Sumner and A Certain Ratio drummer Donald Johnson, under their BeMusic and DoJo monikers.

Read the Resident Advisor Review & check out full track list below:


Factory Records 12” Mixes & Rarities 1980 – 1987

CD 1

Section 25 – Looking From A Hilltop (Megamix) (8:12)

A Certain Ratio – Wild Party (4:17)

Quando Quango – Love Tempo (7:49)

52nd Street – Express (5:00)

Swamp Children – Little Voices (7:10)

Biting Tongues – Boss Toyota Trouble (5:30)

The Durutti Column – For Belgian Friends (5:22)

Royal Family & The Poor – Art On 45 (4:49)

A Certain Ratio – Knife Slits Water (12-inch version) (9:44)

Section 25 – Dirty Disco

Blurt – Puppeteer (3:22)

X-O-Dus – See Them-A-Come (8.28)

CD 2

Shark Vegas – Pretenders Of Love (5:08)

52nd Street – Cool As Ice (Jellybean Mix) (7:29)

Streetlife – Act On Instinct (Hot Swedish Mix) (5:32)

The Hood – Salvation! (Nitromix) (12:05)

Abecedarians – Smiling Monarchs (6:47)

Minny Pops – Time (3.44)

Quando Quango – Atom Rock (Mark Kamins Mix) 7:27)

Marcel King – Reach For Love (New York Remix) (5:26)

52nd Street – Look Into My Eyes (6:55)

Quando Quango – Genius (6:22)

Swamp Children – You’ve Got Me Beat (4:55)

The Durutti Column – Madeleine (3:00)

Digital only

Kalima – Black Water (6.35)

Royal Family & The Poor – Motherland (5:42)

Label: Strut

Catalogue No: STRUT087CD / LP

Formats (all unmixed): 2xCD / 2xLP/ digital
Release date: 17th October 2011


Bill Brewster, Music, Press

Lowlife Mixes

You can now grab mixes recorded from the Halloween edition of the ever wonderful Lowlife in London from The Unabombers & Bill Brewster, never the same as being there, but perhaps the next best thing…

The Unabombers live  @ Lowlife – Halloween 2011

Bill Brewster  live @ Lowlife – Halloween 2011