We went on NTS with Heels & Souls and Party socks a few weeks back..We take the second hour.
Back for your Q3 update, New Business welcomes two London debuts to The Pickle Factory’s intimate surrounds this September.
First up, from Zurich, selector trio Jack Pattern specialise in commandeering “trippy journeys through space and time”. With heaving slabs of acid, game-changing disco and outside-the-box techno, the guys have notched gigs over Europe and releases for Cosmic Pint Glass and Drumpoet but make their first trip to UK shores for New Business.
Also joining, upwardly-rising Edinburgh duo Hi & Saberhägen make their first London outing. From winning Joy Orbison’s nod of approval, to making it onto Tim Sweeney’s Tracks of 2015, to stepping up for top imprints Permanent Vacation and Huntleys & Palmers, these gents are poised for a rosy future.
Final guest comes in the form of Body Motion resident DJ Ellie. With a party and an NTS residency to their name, Body Motion have been quietly cultivating a following around their collections of more abstract sounds: industrial churning, sweet synths, distant finger cymbals.
Residents and Directors Crucial & Fresh host.
Check our New Business promotional video set in Canary Wharf featuring Black Spuma’s ‘Metallo Nero’
Check our immersive 360 VR druid dolphin dx experience on our FB here.
“For best results open on your mobile, prepare for sacrifice, two white bulls, whose horns are bound, whilst wearing a white robe and chanting to become attuned to the energy of the circle. Yamaha DX 7 is a must.” (Best viewed on mobile)
All the relevant party info is here.
This is a record we’ve been meaning to post for quite sometime. ‘Wishing Well’ has been a permanent fixture in our sets this year. Released on recently emerged label: No Bad Days, an imprint conceived of by Jake Hollick & Gabriel Szatan off the back of a party / radio show. We know Jake has his fingers in a few pies, generally quality ones so we’re keen to see whats next. The record finally came out on vinyl a couple of weeks ago. Buy it HERE
Everybody’s melting, Farm Fest approaches fast, the long range forecast looks scarily good, Glowing Palms drops a mix on Stamp The Wax…
“If you had unlimited budget to curate an all-night b2b session at a festival, which artists would you have playing?
I bet all these big name DJs are lovely people and all that but I’d honestly rather spend the day with the Ruf Kutz / Wet Play DJs / Rhythm Section famalam / Top Nice / Crucial and Fresh / TEESH crews. There you go that’ll do there’s a festival right there we can have it on my patio and we can donate the unlimited budget to the wildlife sanctuary (after expenses)”
Our favourite artist, collaborator and good pal Liam Richardson is half way through exhibiting 2 years worth of print material in Edinburgh’s South Gallery. You might recognise a few of the prints from some of our past posters, in particular New Business:
“Odd-pop weirdest Liam Richardson has agreed to take us on a journey through the benign and often exacting areas of his gradient mind. An odd mix of the dream like tropic and the recognisable facades of everyday life merge with each other in a melting pot of social structures”
Access to the work is by appointment only or by chance if gallery curator Alex Allan happens to be around. More information & contact details on the South Gallery website here. The show runs until the 2nd of May.
Here’s a track we think makes a good pairing with Liam’s work. No Zu’s ‘Zeus Zam’ comes courtesy of DJ Cheers who played it at Saturdays TEESH.
The show runs until the 2nd of May. Dinnae sleep.
Back in the game after a short break (from the blog) with the most playable track on Parisian D.K’s ‘Island of Dreams’: ‘Raindrops. Its been out for a while now, the third D.K realease on Antinote. The art and cover say it all really. Golden
After a sell out first party at the Pickle Factory in Bethnal Green we are back for round two:
“New Business returns for its Q1 follow-up, presenting some of the more tropical textures of future-proof house.
The first of the meeting’s special guests comes in the form of the quietly rising Italian expat/Berlin native, Massimiliano Pagliara. With a love for 80s disco records and analogue studio gear, Massi’s slow burning, synth-laden grooves have seen him become a firm favourite at Panoramabar and Robert Johnson, as well as picking up gigs across Europe and beyond. Blending shimmering italo and vintage electro via Chicago, Massimiliano’s is an expansive take on the space between house and disco.
Also joining, Yorkshire’s purveyor of throbbing minimalism, Luv*Jam takes time out from digging dusty archives of historical folklore to make his new business debut. Following releases on Throne of Blood and Phonica, Luv*Jam brings his slow and steady dance trax to E2.
Residents and Directors Crucial & Fresh complete bill for this Easter weekend special.”
Jump over to the Facebook event and RA page for tickets and info – Advanced tickets are highly recommended. Also be sure to check our promo video where we premiere a forthcoming Toby Tobias track on Cosmic Pint Glass here.
An appropriately named track for a Friday looks to be beckoning the arrival of spring and the announcement of our Farm Festival line up for 2016. Set in the beautiful Bruton countryside, this is the second year we have been involved in the intimate countryside gathering and this line up is stronger than ever. Our Crucial & Fresh stage takeover takes the form of Baba Stilz, Toby Tobias, Glowing Palms with General Public’s Flaxman and his compadre Colm K. Fourth release tickets running low and available here. Check this Colm K track that’s been a firm favourite of ours for a while now, we are delighted to have him join our line up. Coincidentally our boy Flaxman is throwing a General Public party at Grow tonight with Ruf Dug in Hackney Wick. Check his promo mix and a Ruf Dug interview and event details here. Peace and love to everyone mentioned above, good Friday!
The Superior Elevation label from the US of A have been putting out a string of high end boogie releases over the last few years. The latest release by Benedek & Nobel takes the biscuit for us. Our particular favorite of the two is ‘Ocean Side’, but both are serious contenders for dance floor melt down… in a boogie kind of way.