eclectics mix – 112 | Christian Beetz | FRWCTRL |

FRWCTRL from Hamburg (born near Frankfurt and live there his first 33 years) he started collecting records at the age of 15, after his first disco night out with some older friends who took him to the legendary ‘Dorian Gray’ at the Frankfurt airport, back in the 90’s.

After this night he was fixed in dance music, mostly into techno at the time. Over the years he was expanded his horizons in all kinds of dance music and collecting records in all kinds of styles like 80’s pop, balearic, Italo, disco.

When he isn’t busy recording podcasts, doing some funny edits (released on Bordello a Parigi, Balearic Blah Blah and Villalegre recordings) and/or working on his blog you can find him working the turntables in Hamburg, together with Julius Singer and Claude Kaiser as ‘Take A Disco’ and as FRWCTRL sometimes in different cities all over Germany.

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eclectics mix – 111 | Francesco Fucà | Controra |

Francesco Fuca’ is an Italian vinyl collector and selector based in south London. He started DJ’ing in his early teen’s, years after he decided to pick up a guitar and jumped into being musician but always keeping his love for digging firmly in sight. After many experiences in several bands, he decided to go back behind the turntables.

In the last few years Francesco played in a variety of London’s venues such as Spiritland, Rye Wax, and The Star of Bethnal Green, he is having made some guest shows on Balamii Radio and he is running an occasional radio show for the Tokyo based Hamon Radio.

Currently you can find him and his bag full of goodies every first Wednesday of the month at Söderberg in Soho among the iconic record shops of Berwick street. His eclectics selection which is ranging from Balearic atmosphere to ambient music, Japanese avant-garde and pop music from 80’s, Jazz and abstract jazz looking also into cosmic disco & afro vibes.

So here it is…..

eclectics mix – 110 | Mikey Sibson | Elevator East |

Sibson’s selections combine jazz, funk and rock & roll sensibilities with a flair for blissed-out global frequencies. At 23, he has DJ’d at esteemed balearic institutions across Europe and East Asia, as well as holding up residencies at clubnights in his original hometown of Leeds.

When he is not overseeing the selectors series at his website 45turns.com, you might find Mikey showcasing rare vinyl cuts alongside guests and diggers such as Don Carlos, Leo Mas and Frankie Valentine on his radio shows and Elevator East clubnight in London.

His own productions range from the balearic rock & roll chaos of The Alloways to the eclectic, dancefloor ready Elevator Edits imprint, yet a common thread runs through all of Sibson’s work: a desire to challenge the norm, discover new sounds and create unique musical moments wherever he goes.

Here’s the mix Mickey put together for us at eclectics. enjoy Gx

 

L’Orient by Twonk & Friends|Coming soon on eclectics music | Clips & Biog |

Twonk

Twonk is a collective of DJs and music producers with a broad musical palette. Their productions combine that with vintage analogue and modern technology and their DJ sets take you on an deep, psychedelic and funky eclectic musical journey.
https://www.facebook.com/twonkdisco
https://soundcloud.com/twonk/
Labels:
Laabworks
Beard Science Razor sharp edits
Stupid Human Music
Talahachi
Is it Balearic ? / Magic Wand

L’Orient Clip

Jpye
With roots in post-punk & reggae, Jpye has been in bands or producing for over 20 years. Influenced by the mid-90 Paris french house scene, he started incorporating electronic instruments and drum machines into his music and started DJing. He has been releasing materials over the years on several labels under the Twonk moniker and performing on Stupid Human and Leonidas & Hobbes prods.
https://www.discogs.com/artist/5431697-Jpye

Ooh La La Clip


Leonidas
Analogue producer and audiophile partyman, Leonidas, fell in love with disco aged 5 and his life’s journey has taken him via house music, David Mancuso’s London loft parties plus his own long running lovetoparty house parties, events and even edits label.

His debut “Sequential EP” was released on Kay Suzuki’s Round In Motion label in 2012, to acclaim from a broad range of musicians and DJs, from Manuel Gottsching to Theo Parrish. He subsequently collaborated on 2 vinyl EPs (Synqlock Vol I & II) with Kay Suzuki to wide acclaim. Another long term collaboration with his close friend and label owner Hobbes has yielded 3 vinyl EPs, their 3rd (The Rags of Time EP) spawning the underground balearic disco hit “Web of Intrigue” which was voted no 1 in Bill Brewster’s Furtive top 50 original tracks of 2017 DJ poll.

These productions have resulted in several remix requests, with 3 forthcoming remixes on Stupid Human Records, Innsbruck’s Mont Lake Records and Portuguese house label Percebes. He is currently working on his debut album.
www.facebook.com/leonidas.artist
Labels:
http://roundinmotion.net/
http://hobbesmusic.co.uk/
https://burnin.fr/album/bm002-synqlock-vol-ii
https://yamrecords.bandcamp.com/album/youandmusic-vol-1-2

Bugjam (Twonk Acid Mix) Clip


Iamrobd
A regular on the London underground boogie, deep house and disco/nu-disco scene for over 15 years, and has been collecting records and djing throughout that time. He brings not only great dancefloor knowledge, but also creative ideas in the studio.

Woo Wah Wah Clip

 

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DiSQUEO | eclectics mix – 109 |

Stuart M Lowndes aka DiSQUEO has been collecting records & Djing since he was 17 originally from Coventry, UK. He has played in various spots in London and countries across the globe, once part of the Brooklyn lo-fi electronic groups Deepfat & Junkbond.
He now lives in Belgium and has a monthly Dj slot on Kiosk Radio, Brussels, plays over at Red Light Radio in Amsterdam, We Are Various, DRRRIP & a regular guest at Middle Eats in Antwerpen, Bonnefooi, Brussels & The Diversion party in the UK.
For Stuart it’s all about the music 150%, he’s put together an hour mix weaving in out of various quirky sevens & twelves that he would play in a longer set at one of his nights especially compacted for us here at eclectics, enjoy x

Baby June – Hey Whats Your Name (Ed Mahon Remix) ‘Hearing Colour Vol 3’ Free Download.

As well as storming the charts in the early 90s as part of D:Ream, Al MacKenzie was part of ‘Baby June’ and delivered an underground house classic in the summer of 1992 on Arista, “Hey! What’s your name”.

Fast forward 25 years and Al was kind enough to let me try and bring the original version back to the dancefloors of today and dug out a few tapes with some (but not all) of the original samples to have a play with.

I must say an enormous thank you to K-Klass piano legend ‘Davos’, who was able to re-create the killer piano riff and, help with the strings and breakdown.
It was an interesting challenge to subtly add my own elements to the track and great to see it get such a buzzing reaction on its first outing, at the Alfresco 2017 Main stage as well as regular airplay and support from the man I first heard play it back in the day, Graeme Park.
As always I asked Rich Lane to add his trademark kick and mastering from the mighty Cotton Bud studio!

This was always one of my favourite house tracks and I’m hoping this new version will help a new audience to discover this forgotten gem.- Ed Mahon

Title: Hey! What’s Your Name (Ed Mahon remix)
Artist: Baby June
Mastered by Cotton Bud
Piano by Davos
Remixed at Studio 3, Blackpool

Breese |Cape Town | eclectics mix – 108 |

BREESE, DJ-producer-label with a modern, evolving, originality. His achingly tasteful imprint BALEARIC, released it’s fourth Ibiza sunset inspired compilations in 2018, scouring fans globally and receiving high praise with it’s purist mind-set teamed with timeless curation.

In the club, there’s a powerful anarchy to the BREESE DJ set. He comes loaded with a slew of uniquely created bootlegs and private edits. Roaming tempos where styles unite, House music at it’s core. He’s often equipped with studio effects and sirens, adding a leftfield quality to solid selections, layers of dub echo, delays and frequency sweeps, pushing speaker air and sending the dance floor nuts.

This is what Jim had to say on his mix and his influences putting it together.

There’s heavy selections of African-influenced tunes included here. Several tracks originate from Cape Town where I put the mix together – a mega destination that inspires me every time I visit. Others have links to Johannesburg, a place I cant wait to go record shopping due to its strong digging culture and my love of South African produced rarities. The mix is pretty dance floor, and you can expect to hear these get rinsed throughout my DJ sets & summer Balearic parties.

J.K. Mandengué — Afrika
Kabbala — Ashewo Ara (Mix 88)
Toby Foreh — Ore Mi
Milton — Mizik Nou
Average — Haye Haye
Kiki Gyan — Disco Dancer
Pasteur Lappe — Na Real Sekele Fo Ya
Jean-Pierre Boistel / Tony Kenneybrew — Des Perce-bois
Larry Maluma & Kalimba — Kamusale
Angelique — Batonga (The Jungle Club Mix) (Breese Edit)
Om Alec Khaoli — Say You Love Me
Kabbala — Voltan Dance
Nakombe Nga — Les Choc Stars du Zaire
Ntombi Ndaba — Tomorrow
Hugh Masekela — Don’t Go Lose It Baby
Tabuley Rochereau — Hafi Deo (Nick The Record & Dan Tyler Re-Edit Dub)

—  http://balearic.bandcamp.com

Twonk & Friends ‘Out 29th March’ [ec0011]

29th March 2019: TWONK AND FRIENDS GET TOGETHER FOR AN EP OF ORGANIC SLOW-MO DISCO AND PULSING ACID BOOGIE

Spring isn’t just in the air, it’s in every step of the four tracks on this relay race of an EP. eclectics have come up with the goods once again by approaching Twonk (Jpye, Leonadis and IamrobD), who drafted in Stupid Human in order to produce a textured and layered release that is as varied and ambitious as it is coherent and focused.

 

The musical reference points are big, bold and broad: from insistent and twitching acid rumbles, heavy boogie inflections and the flat, sheer surface of ambient synths, to vocoders, pitched-down disco and polished guitar shining with 80s pop sheen and Balearic sparkle.
Jpye and Leonidas are first up with the mid-paced “L’Orient”, in which crystalline synths builds to a wobbling peak with admirable restraint while phased acid pulses shift around the summit. Percussive guitar allows the pads to really take off without fear of losing the plot. It’s deep as you like while reaching as high as it can.

Jpye joins forces with Stupid Human for “Ooh La La”. The introduction appears like an answer to the age-old question, “What would Boards of Canada sound like with Vakula on bass and Aphex Twin on keys?” It proves to be a drop of the shoulder however – a beautiful feint, before the track sidesteps in the direction of slow-dance, blissed out boogie with heavy-lidded eyes and slinking shoulders. Funk-flecked guitar stabs and synth squeals are given beautiful backdrops, all childish voices and underwater colours.

Meanwhile, Stupid Human offers up “Bugjam” to the group for a remix, and the results are astonishing. Part acid house jam, part dubbed-out leftfield disco, the almost subterranean vocal refrain urges feet to the floor as it ushers in a newfound urgency in a tune that is precision-engineered to get things moving. It’s about three years too short, but we might be splitting hairs.

Last up is Twonk with “Woo Wah Wah”, a slow thumper of a track with a bottom end so heavy it’s a wonder it can stand. Hazy top notes find room to breathe as gentle keys and rhythmic guitar stabs sit on top of pulsing bass notes and the slow dance starts again in earnest. Heads nod, feet move, hearts bloom – it’s that kind of a party…
Eclectics release Twonk and Friends by Twonk and Stupid Human on March 29th

For more info on eclectics visit: https://eclectics.bandcamp.com/music

For more info on Twonk visit: https://twonk.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

 

Tropic Nice by Sorcerer, Out Now on eclectics music. [ec0010]

 

SORCERER CONJOURS UP SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR ECLECTICS FIRST RELEASE OF THE NEW YEAR

Resolutions are for January, resolve is a longer-term strategy. With that in mind, Eclectics begins the year with motivation and singular purpose. Having identified a Sorcerer-shaped hole in their catalogue, they’ve done the right thing and asked the producer, aka Daniel Judd, to work his magic for their first release of 2019.

With influences ranging from 80s electro-pop to krautrock, yacht rock and all points inbetween, there’s a seamless fusion about the way Judd brings all this to bear in his music.

Don’t be fooled by the relatively sparse intro to “Tropic Nice”. As soon as the simple keys and staccato guitar start up, the whole thing begins to gather smooth and slow momentum. Guitar parts layer for melody and texture while the bass and drums begin to reveal their mission statement. All of a sudden you’re caught in the spell of music for the slow disco – songs for swinging clubbers.

The “Softest Rebound” boasts a bass sound so 1980s it could get a mortgage on its own council house if it wanted. But this isn’t pastiche, no dressing up in old clothes for a historic battle reenactment, it’s the real deal. It’s bright and shiny, with soft corners and smooth finishes

Jac the Disco takes up the reins on “Tropic Nice”, upping the pace and straightening the posture for a journey into deep and occasionally cosmic territory. An urgent drum track isn’t so insistent that it won’t make way for synth-laden, blissful breakdowns, but manages to keep feet on the floor throughout.

Neil Diablo is on remix duties for “Softest Rebound” in his new, Balearic-focused NOTI (North of the Island) guise. The lilting, delay-soaked results take the original to another place entirely – perfect for an early-hours sway around the discerning dancefloor.

Troy Clark | eclectics mix – 107 |

It says on the label eclectic so I did eclectic!! It’s a wandering through my musical mind. Which gave me a chance to play some of my favourite tunes from the last 40 yrs or so,  current music that I just love with real passion.

It also gave me the biggest headache deciding what to play,of any mix in the last few years, probably the reason why it’s the most eclectic mix I’ve done since my Back to Mine selection 2 yrs ago. Seriously though I’ve done some proper diggin backwards and found thing’s I’d forgotten about it’s a selection of old ‘n’ new colliding together.

I’ve been dJ’n since my late 20’s and to be asked to do a mix for this series for the eclectics Label is certainly up there with invites I’ve had over the year’s. It’s a mix that reflects me I guess and music that lives with me from my jazz funk and soul youth to where I am now. So enjoy my head space. The links below are for my Mixcloud and Group on Facebook..cheers… Troy x

https://www.mixcloud.com/ambienteer/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Down.Tempo.Music/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

 

 

Steve Bignell | eclectics mix – 106 |

Steve started club DJ’ing in the early 90’s with a residency at Birmingham’s Breathless/What A Life nights and Full of Beans whilst also playing at other Midland venues before hanging his club headphones up to reside at Birmingham’s first late night bar “Circo” where he played 5hr sets weekly for 5/6 years, shaping the sound he is now known for.

Steve hung his headphones up proper in 2000 and after a 12 year hiatus he took to the decks once more for a one off at a popular freestyle night in Birmingham. It went down well and has been DJing regularly ever since as one half of the “Our Friends are Eclectic” collective with reputation for playing music across all genres. In addition to playing a variety of bars across Birmingham this also seen them provide DJ support a variety of This is Tmrw nights for bands such as Horsebeach, Ducktails, Cavern of Anti Matter, Ultimate Painting, Moon Duo and Cigarettes After Sex.

More recently Steve and his DJ partner in crime, Chris Bridge, took an idea they had been thinking about for a long time and put it into action, thier own take on Desert Island Discs. As a keen 6music listener, Steve really loved the listener orientated take overs and having taken part in Lauren Laverne’s “Bio-rhythms” slot where listeners get to choose 3 tracks that strike a physical, emotional and intellectual connection he had a bit of a “lightbulb moment” , wouldn’t it be good if we could recreate something in a more virtual bar type environment getting as many people involved as possible? and the Desert Island Disc idea grew a root. The idea of getting 5 or so people to choose and play their eight Desert Island Discs in a chilled out bar setting was a pipe dream for many years. Then over a few beers Steve discussed it with Chris who loved the basic concept and then put more meat to the bone, more structure and turned it into a realistic proposition. The boys wanted to stay as true to the original R4 concept as possible. They want to hear those personal eight tracks that you would take away with you. Tunes that mean a lot to you and that you can listen to over and over and over again.

So Steve and Chris decided to run it on a bi-monthly basis putting on 5 “Castaways” per session.The Castaways are always a mix of DJ’s, Non DJ’s and Artists. This is a vital component of the concept, not just limited to those who DJ. Into its eighth enstallment now, strictly a vinyl only affair, Desert Island Discs has seen the likes of Stuart Robinson, DJ Dick, Graeme Fisher, Al Macenzie, Brian Nordorf (of Electribe 101) and Richard March (Pop Will Eat Itself / Bently Rhytmn Ace) share thier 8 Desert Island Discs. Having enjoyed thier first birthday in December, they were graced with an appearnce of Ashley Beedle and thier next installment in March sees Danielle Moore from Crazy P share her treasured 8 also. The concept is well loved, going from strenght to strength and Steve and Chris are hoping to bring it to London later this year!

That’s the man behind this selection and heres an hour and a half of his choice cuts… KEEP DIGGING!!!!

Budino |eclectics mix – 105 |

The first I’d heard of Valentina Budino  aka Budino was via mix posted on Test pressing last June. Ivan Berko wrote the ‘get to know’ article that accompanied it, he wrote…

“I am certain that Valentina is one of the best new DJs to come along in years. She absolutely stunned us in NYC when she played our party. Everyone from 22 years olds to 52 years olds were draw dropped. She is an actual DJ as one friend who grew up in the west coast psychedelic House scene in San Fran said. Her mixing ability and selection is bar none to her peers and then some. I’ve never met someone so young with such raw talent. The future is so bright for her”.

Va, was kind enough to anwser a few questions for us..

 

This is Va’s selection for us, it’s very special enjoy dudes x