April 2, 2010 § Leave a comment
We’re loving our friends over at Wave Music who recently gave us a dope EP from Area (aka M50) who dropped a mix for us last month. This month they sent this nice mix by Wave artist Tony Lionni who has been tearing up decks across the globe with deep detroit sounds back by modern kickdrums and warehouse vibes. Loving up this mix.. hope you will too. Awaiting tracklist, will post when I get it.
From the Wave website: Tony Lionni is one of the most exciting newcomers, fusing the subtlety of Detroit techno with an overwhelming euphoria. As a recording artist he is a newcomer, but as a DJ he has been well-respected in Manchester’s underground club scene for quite some time. He grew up in Liverpool, listening to his father’s soul, disco and funk records. Being down with a crew from Manchester’s neighborhood Old Trafford called The Rebels In Effect, hip hop shaped his future musical direction.
He has deejayed at almost all relevant clubs around the world including Club Yellow Tokyo, Berghain Berlin and The End London. Lionni’s profound knowledge of the history of black music makes his techno tracks so striking and soulful. Tony has releases on LOTD records Toronto, Wave Music, Mulemusiq, Freerange Records, and has a track on the Berghain comp n°3 with an exclusive vinyl release shared with Radio Slave. Tony also has released a Resident Advisor podcast in 2009.
February 28, 2010 § Leave a comment
I was STOKED to get this snack-pack of bass from my newfound friend and purveyor of deepness, DJ M50. Hailing from Chicago by way of Canada, this producer has snuck up on the scene with some badass dj sets and a release (under the Area alias) on Francois K’s Wave imprint. M50 has been making a name lately with sounds that cross the boundaries of house, tech, dub and idm. On the DJ Circuit he’s made moves by playing alongside many of the greats: Speedy J, Ellen Allien, Apparat, Swayzak, Miles Maeda, Quarion, Hauke Freer, Superpitcher, Herbert, Suburban Knight, Andrea Parker, & Common Factor.. (phew!) Check this mix he dropped for Sounds Defy Gravity.. make sure to lower the lights, pack the bong and crank the bass..
The Clash – Straight To Hell
ø – Ikuinen
Stardub featuring Clair Dietrich – Morning Sun
Echospace – [untitled]
Theorem + Stewart Walker – Recoil
Baby Ford – Slow Hand
Mark Broom / Peter Ford / Thomas Melchior – Pukka Your Lips
Carl Craig – Twilight
Jackmate – Male Kicks
Thor – T-2
Melody Boy 2000 – Theme
Manitou – Remembering that Afternoon Downtown