FABRICLIVE 69 mixed by Fake Blood aka Theo Keating
Fake Blood AKA Theo Keating, has forged his own path as a hard-hitting, multi-genre artist with a cult following like no other.
He caught the dance music bug from an early age, developing a love of House and Techno from listening to pirate stations such as LWR and Kiss. Before long Acid House, Rare Groove, Hip Hop and early electro seeped in too, shaping the musical melting pot that informs his distinctive sound. Through his various projects and mysterious aliases – Wiseguys to Touché, The Black Ghosts to Fake Blood – he’s consistently proved himself to be one of the UK’s most authentic and exciting producer exports. Over the last six years Fake Blood’s musical career has continued to grow. Having made a huge impact with hits like ‘Mars’ and ‘I Think I Like It’, he then turned his energy to releasing the critically acclaimed debut album ‘Cells’ last year. Having played the world over, from Paris to Tokyo via Sydney and New York, Fake Blood also knows a thing or two when it comes to manipulating a packed dancefloor into a sweaty frenzy; a skill he honed at London’s fabric.
‘My first visit to fabric was probably not long after it opened…then I got to play there, and used to play monthly. I always loved it, no matter which room. I’ve always enjoyed the way that room 1 is not really that DJ-focused. You’re there, only a few feet from the dancefloor, but not up on a pedestal. This means people just get on with dancing rather than getting distracted by some guy at a table. It’s like turning the TV off in a room full of people; they’ll all turn and start talking to one another.’ – Fake Blood
Inspired by the freedom playing at fabric offers, Fake Blood’s FABRICLIVE 69 mix is similar to a set you would expect to hear him play at the club. But true to form, Fake Blood goes against type, concentrating not just on upfront exclusives for the sake of it but weaving in true personal favourites that conjure warm memories of buying House records and partying hard. Expect to hear classics ‘Jam The Mace’ by House Syndicate alongside new kid on the block Happa, a Fake Blood remix of The Black Ghosts ‘Forgetfulness’ and music from his own record label Blood Music. Never one to sit still for too long, Fake Blood’s FABRICLIVE 69 is an effortless past, present and future musical lesson that just like Keating, will stand up to the test of time.
‘[For FABRICLIVE 69] I went for combinations and blends that seemed a little odd on paper, but to me worked really well sonically – to keep it surprising rather than too linear or working towards some kind of crescendo. It’s more about regular moments throughout than building to the last tune.’ – Fake Blood
Fake Blood will launch FABRICLIVE 69 at Fabric on Friday 10th May, alongside Paul Woolford, Boy 8 Bit, Attaque & Le Breton
FABRICLIVE 69 mixed by Fake Blood tracklisting
01 Special Request – Lolita (Warehouse Mix) [Special Request]
02 Brodinski – Hypnotize [Bromance]
03 RVBRA – Never Shaved [Lucky Beard]
04 Drums of Death – Transistor Rhythm (Tanka Remix) [Civil Music]
05 Madame – Realness [GND]
06 Steve Starks – Git Em (Zombies For Money Remix) [T&A]
07 Nightmares on Wax – Aftermath [Warp]
08 TWR72 – Softcore [unreleased]
09 Mesa & King – Swerve Ball [unreleased]
10 Mumbai Science – Impact [Lektroluv / N.E.W.S.]
11 The Black Ghosts – Forgetfulness (Fake Blood Remix) [Southern Fried]
12 Boy 8-Bit – Night Terrors [Blood Music]
13 House Syndicate – Jam The Mace [Dope Wax]
14 Sable Sheep – Painting My Fur [Be As One Imprint] +
Zebra Katz – Ima Read (Acapella) [Mad Decent]
15 The Untouchables – Dance To The Rhythm [Strictly Rhythm]
16 NT89 – Limbs [unreleased]
17 Cause & Affect – Don’t Like To Do That [dirtybird]
18 John Roman – War Drums [Plant Music]
19 Headz Up – Onoria [No Brainer]
20 Attaque – Toss Them Bodies [Bad Life]
21 Hoshina Anniversary – Vision [GND]
22 French Fries – White Screen [Clekclekboom]
23 Bot – One Hour [Blood Music]
24 Wretch 32 – Pop? (Fake Blood Remix) [Levels / Ministry of Sound]
25 Happa – Bring It Back [Church]
26 Keith & Supabeatz vs Slap In The Bass – Smoka (Douster Remix) [No Brainer]
27 Funkystepz – Phantom [Forever Live Young]
28 Hot Pink Delorean – Court Jester (Eats Everything Remix) [San City High]
29 Fake Blood – Wait A Minute [Different]
30 Volta – Mossing [CRUX]
FABRICLIVE 69 mixed by Fake Blood aka Theo Keating is due to be
released on fabric Records on 20th May 2013.
Balaton Sound is this year’s ’Best European Medium-Sized Festival’, freshly crowned at the European Festival Awards. This is not only a recognition for the organizers, but also a clear motivation to build upon the already high standards and raise them even higher. An all-star line-up is once again taking shape for the lakeside party, held between 11-14 July 2013 in Zamardi, Hungary.
The Prodigy is a must-have star for any festival main stage, after 25 million sold albums and an amazing popularity through the years. Probably the most successful British electronic formation has surprised the fans with a concert album two years ago. Besides their big hits, we will hear new songs from their new album ’How to Steal a Jet Fighter’.
Calvin Harris is one of the biggest names today in the mainstream electronic music scene. Last year he had a massive show in Zamárdi and this year his track ’We Found Love’, in collaboration with Rihanna, received a Grammy. The Scottish DJ makes perfect party songs with a hint of electro house sound and this year he arrives with a brand new program to the event.
One of the most important hip-hop formations, Wu Tang Clan, truly belongs to music history. The New York clan was formed in 1993, so this year they are celebrating their 20th jubilee with a gigantic tour. They are working on a new album and in Zamárdi all the eight founding members will perform, except ODB, on the biggest stage of Balaton Sound.
Armin van Buuren has closed last year’s Balaton Sound with some fireworks and an uplifting, energetic, massive set. This year he comes back with his ‘A State of Trance 2013’ collection to remind the fans of what quality trance really means. The collection is based on his radio show that is close to the 600th episode, reaching out to twenty-five million fans. Based on these numbers it is quite possible that his show will be the biggest among all.
He is easily recognizable for his unique eclectic house sets, Jamie Jones, has become a prominent icon of the industry at the late 2000s. He made the mix for the 59th album of the Fabric series and worked with the Cocoon label of Sven Väth, but based on his success for three years now he has his own label, Hot Creation. He is unstoppable, last year he has conquered the British charts with ’Benediction’ and this year Jamie can prove his talent at his European tour.
Italian music background and Swedish pop hits have influenced the songs of Alesso, a Stockholm-born Italian DJ. Accordingly, he doesn’t have close ties with the Italian, but the Swedish House Mafia and with his easy-going, monumental dance music he had several sold-out parties.
The abstract and enchanted songs of Crystal Castles are closer to the noise and art rock bands of the 80s new wave than to the parties of the 2000s. However, they made one of the most important albums of the decade in 2008. Since, they became popular on the dance floor with their song ‘Not in Love’ in 2010, a collaboration with Robert Smith from Cure, and this year the crowd can enjoy their strange music in Zamárdi.
You cannot organize an electronic music festival in 2013 without the show of one of the members of Swedish House Mafia. This year out of the trio, Axwell, is definitely coming to Lake Balaton. Moreover, he is the most influential character of the music mafia as there were hardly any electronic pop music recordings from Sweden that he did not assist to. While Swedish is usually gold and a world-success in pop music; Axwell as well plays in the biggest parties on the biggest stages with the best tracks.
Henrik Schwarz is a music gourmand, without any overstatement. One of the iconic DJs of the Berlin clubs not only makes gigantic parties in the most popular clubs in Berlin but also works together with jazz bands at jazz festivals too. His sophisticated but melodic sets will definitely make the crowd dance in Zamárdi. The fans can take it for granted that they will party to one of the most interesting music projects of the German capital by the Lake.
The name of The Advent means the arrival of another icon to Zamárdi. For a decade now the duo became a one-man project, being revolutionary in techno music. The Portuguese Cisco Ferreira is not only known as a London DJ, but for being a sound engineer as well. He is constantly working on new sounds and he is a pioneer in electronic live acts with making all of his shows a real and unique experience.
In the Anglo-Saxon world it is pretty well-known what hip-hop is all about and it’s positive that the Australian Iggy Azaela will be “Die Antwoord” of 2013. The cool blond MC is easy-going and in herself a real hip-hop production, laughing at the iconic characteristics and gestures of the genre. Born in Sydney, living in LA, the MC lady made a huge success with her video Pu$$y. Her self-confidence could not be more declared than the title of her new album ‘The New Classic’.
The name of Belzebass promises massive bass sounds and the two crazy Italians, Michele and Riccardo, won’t let the audience down. Anything that comes in their way, from metal through techno, hardcore to nu rave, they collect everything and use it for some hard-core electro trash party.
Berlin-based Swedish DJ, Jan Blomqvist, merges Swedish pop style with the German capitals minimal sets. The former bass-guitarist for Hexenhaus and songwriter DJ plays with his audience as he wants: by knowing everything needed for a good party and making it happen. So stay tuned for Jan Blomqvist live at Balaton Sound!
The Canadian Fairmont, originally Jake Fairley, is a fan of the electronic sounds and apparatus of the 70s and 80s. No surprise, he invites the two decades and modern electro and techno music to meet each other in his sets. Fairmont makes music with special atmosphere and an exciting taste.
Billie Ray Martin – ‘The Crackdown Project‘ Volumes 1 & 2 featuring Stephen Mallinder, Märtini Brös and Lusty Zanzibar
Billie Ray Martin is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of her acclaimed Crackdown Project as a deluxe double CD digipack edition.
‘The Crackdown Project‘ features Billie’s re-workings of the Cabaret Voltaire Industrial/Dance music classics ‘The Crackdown’ and ‘Just Fascination’, along with an immense collection of innovative remixes personally commissioned by Billie featuring some of the brightest stars of the deep electronica underground.
Also featuring a vocal turn by Cabaret Voltaire founding member Stephen Mallinder – as well as a stunning remix from Hey Rube! (Mallinder’s new project with fellow dance music legend Steve Cobby) – The Crackdown Project is an expansive musical homage to the founding fathers of electronic dance music. Not only does Billie pay tribute to electronic music’s halcyon days, but she single-handedly pulls these classic tracks into the future.
Stephen Mallinder: “Billie and I had been planning to work together for a number of years and now we finally did it.”
Dubbed the “queen of electronic soul“, Billie Ray Martin first came to prominence leading the acclaimed deep house act Electribe 101, her unique voice hitting both the house scene and the charts with a strong infusion of soul.
Electribe 101 scored a brace of hits including the classic “Talking With Myself” before Billie departed to continue exploring fusions of electronic music, pop and soul. After releasing the thoroughly scary “Persuasion” with Spooky and the monumentally beautiful “Four Ambient Tales” with The Grid, Billie found herself with a worldwide number 1 in “Your Loving Arms”; now considered one of the all-time classics of dance music. Three more hits and the album “Deadline for My Memories” followed.
Billie Ray Martin is currently working on her next solo album and a variety of exciting collaborations. She runs her record label, Disco Activisto, in Berlin and DJs around the world with growing success.
Billie Ray Martin - ‘The Crackdown Project‘ Volumes 1 & 2 deluxe double album 2CD is due for release on 25 March 2013 (Europe) & 26 March 2013 (USA) on dPulse Recordings/Ovrtone Music/Disco Activisto.
The internet is an ever-growing space filled with everything from social media, business apps and entertainment for everyone, including two ever-increasing industries – electronic music and online gaming.
Within the global music industry, the increase in popularity and potential revenue was recognised in the online electronic music industry when in the autumn of 2012 Seth Goldstein, a technology entrepreneur and one of the creators of Turntable.fm, saw there was a gap in the internet world to launch an online social media hub for electronic dance music fans and musicians alike. Dance music is now a global commercial entity that lures tens of thousands of engaged music fans to music festivals and more than ever before, dominates mainstream music radio.
On launching the new electronic music social networking site, Seth Goldstein compared the importance of a site like DJZ (djz.com) as an online hub for electronic music fans to the concept and importance of MTV in the early 1980s which created an outlet for mainstream music videos.
Prior to its launch, DJZ (pronounced DJ’s) raised $1 million in seed capital investment. Its mission statement is to create a hub for news, video and social interaction that falls somewhere between The Huffington Post and MTV for electronic music fans of all persuasions and sub-genres. Among its advisers are top DJs including Paul Oakenfold and DJ Shadow.
Underlining the broad church of electronic music covered on DJZ is a current article titled 20 Most Important Electronic Albums Of All Time. #3 is Suicide’s self-titled 1977 debut album. #2, ‘Einstein On The Beach’ by composer Philip Glass; and given the prestigious title of ‘the most important electronic music album of all-time’ is ‘The Man Machine’ by Kraftwerk with the claim that “their intersection of robotic rhythm, euromantic melody and showroom dummy lyricism was in full flower”. Who can argue with that?
Similarly to the growing industry of online electronic music is the phenomenal growth of internet gaming, and in particular online casinos and gambling sites. Both through mobile gaming and gambling websites there are now a massive choice of games to play on sites such as www.iPadcasino.ca offering an expansive range of online games to choose from.
Both the online music and gaming sectors continue to grow even in these times of economic recession and austerity; which only goes to show, in times of economic and financial hardship, people still turn to music and games for escape and pleasure.
Call me creatively ‘Crazy‘, but I’m serious when I say that John Digweeds – Live in London album is definitely one for your collection. My heart skips a beat and my inner child listens attentively, as I would look in a sweet shop, when receiving John Digweeds music. I would refrain from asking me to grow up where music is concerned, coz it aint gunna appen!
I shall post another blog about this album when the musical maestro plays previews of CD 3 & 4 from the album on his Transitions radio show.
Included on the album is Pig and Dans ‘Crazy‘. This track meets my musical demands perfectly!
Here’s what John Digweed has to say about his next album release.
“The Bedrock Anniversary parties in London are always truly special as it feels like coming home to me. For some reason this party seemed extra special, Fire in Vauxhall is a new venue for us and it has a labyrinth of rooms under the arches which allowed us to feature a line up that most festivals would be happy with! There was definitely a magical vibe in the air when I arrived. I had heard that people had travelled from Russia, America, all over Europe, even New Zealand, to be there.
The party was perfect for me, the amazing international crowd created an incredible atmosphere all night long. I love DJing more than ever these days, so to get to play for over 8 hours to an up for it crowd like that, was just pure heaven. This is the first time I have released a 4xCD live mix from one of my gigs and I hope it brings back some great memories for those who were there. If you couldn’t make it, turn the lights down low, turn the volume up loud and I think you’ll understand. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I did playing.” – John Digweed
This track Ben Pearce - What I Might Do – Bonar Bradberry Remix is sensational!
Here is just a taster of what is to come from CD 1 & 2 of the album John Digweed – Live In London BEDLDNCD1 release date 3/12/12.
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