For EP28 we have brought in the second half of White Kite, Graham Laverty. Through his productions released under his own name as well as being one half of production duo White Kite, Graham Laverty has seen his reputation in underground house and techno circles steadily building over the last few years. Since his debut release on Steve Mac's sMACk label in 2010, Graham has seen his music feature on respected imprints such as ALiVE, Bulletodge, Variante and Fergie's Tribal Rage, as well as being a key artist within the Deep Edition label family.
For Episode 27 we have brought in Jack Wickham. Jack’s style stems across House, Deep House and Deep Techno, consistently being influenced and imbued by other DJs, sounds and inspiration around him to create his own unique image. Carrying a mixture of deep musical passion, a collection of delicious music and an open minded perspective, Jack established himself within the music industry with releases on Catwash Records, One Records, Frole, Art of Dark and many more. Summer 2013 will see Jack travel to Ibiza for a residency at Sankeys and gigs across Europe with a brief visit to the east coast of America.
for episode 26 we have brought in Chris Simmond's!!, Cross Section Records head honcho and House legend !!. in the late 80's Chris would be found at the decks of Time Radio in London spinning Soul, Jazz, Funk and Rare Grooves & selling his productions out the boot of his car 'Wax factory Productions'. This was one of the first UK independent dance labels back in 1990 which gave him the opportunity to meet & engineer for the likes of Carl Cox, Colin Dale, Rocky (xpress 2), Rugged Vinyl and a lot more of the dj/producers of the 90s.
For episode 25 we have brought in Amsterdam duo 'Beesmunt Soundsystem'. AKA David van der Leeuw & Luigi Vittorio Jansen. David & Luigi's debut EP Circulation on SoWeSo, has been seen in many big dog DJ's record bad, and a favourite of ourselves. At the mere age of 18, both gentlemen had already earned their own residency at the famous Paradiso venue. As the rep grew bigger, so did the crowds, the parties and the festivals (Lowlands, 5 Days Off, Valtifest, Open Air), even taking them across the border: Paris, Cannes, Berlin, Antwerp, Istanbul, Lausanne, Bern, just a selection of places they have blessed with their original sounds. This progress in the realms of dance music also inspired the fellows to advance and develop their own productions and remixes.
As one of the UK’s most promising producers, 2012 has been the break out year for Jamie Trench. With his own vinyl label Roots For Bloom and debut album ‘Range of Motion’ set to launch in November, the remainder of 2012 is set to be the stepping stone for the young Milton Keynes producer, with releases on VIVa, Kaluki, Music is Love, She Wolf, Say Deep and SKYLAX/A Fistful Of Wax and his own Roots For Bloom. Jamie’s musical journey began from a young age. With his father in the night club scene, Jamie would spend most of his child-hood hanging around night-clubs when they were closed listening to CD’s that his father had bought him back from the night before.
For episode 22 we have brought in one half White Kite, Nicky Mann, the avid vinyl collector from Newcastle has dusted us up a wax only podcast, full of big basslines and driving percussion. Nicky's project White Kite and gone from strength to strength recently putting a signature on a 2 track EP with the well established Bullet Dodge Records. Expect some big things from White Kite in 2013.
Since his first releases in the beginning of 2009 he kept surprising other dj’s and producers from all over the world with the variation in his productions.With releases at labels like Bla Bla, Sintope Digital, Sintope Vinyl Series, Recycle and many others Rhadow’s sound is hard to describe, oldskool but modern, deep but dancefloor-effective. He doesn’t limit himself to one style. While producing house, deephouse, techhouse all his productions have something in common that together makes one recognizable sound.
Volume 20 comes from local Newcastle artist Geoff Leopard. Geoff is 1/3 of Last Waltz, the DJ/Production outfit behind the Dada parties in the North East who have seen releases in 2012 on Mule Musiq's "Endless Flight" label, World Unknown, Futureboogie and their own label, Object of Distraction.
This year has also seen Last Waltz gig extensively throughout the UK and Europe, including gigs at the world famous Garden Festival in Croatia and Europes oldest house night, Back 2 Basics (Leeds).
The next year sees further releases on labels including Lets Play House, Ene Japan and Is It Balearic?, and even more gigging, with tours of the US & Japan currently being planned.