Deadboy, Jacques Greene & The Smell of Summer

A belated but sincere THANKS to all the awesome people who made it down to our last party, hats well and truly off to DK who killed it, and of course LGG and Myke for keeping the party trogging on strong and deep and good.

Here’s DK, feel the concentration!

So while we work hard on planning the next Triangle, here’s a few new tracks to listen to.

Jacques Greene – Another Girl

Available now on 12″ through the Glaswegian guys at LuckyMe who brought you Hudson Mowhawke, Mike Slott etc.  Canadian producer Jacques Greene has made a stunning tune, swarming synths, harder buriel-esque housey beat and hypnotically high ended awesome vocal loops. Check it, the first track of the promo from LucyMe below:

Remixes of the B Side “Hole On” come from amongst others, Braiden, who for those of you who remember played Triangle way back when we lived underground at Concrete.

Can I smell Summer??

 

Deadboy -Wish You Were Here

Finally, ths get s a well deserved release.

4am when your legs are starting to go but you wanna keep dancing, not too much effort required. Loose..

 

5 Minutes with DK

Ahead of his AV set this coming Friday at the Big Chill House, we caught up with DK for a quick chat.

Solid Steels’ been in existence now since 1988! How did you come to be involved?

I started working at Ninja Tune in the mid 90’s and would frequently play my mixtapes in the office. Matt Black from Coldcut heard one of my mixes and invited me to do one for Solid Steel,  which at the time was on Kiss FM. I went onto produce the show and also present when Coldcut were away while it was on BBC London.

In your opinion, what’s it about Solid Steel that’s kept it going strong for 25 years?

The show has always embraced new and different styles of music, which keeps it fresh and interesting, but we also like to delve into music’s rich past. If you stick with one style of music, you risk losing listeners as tastes evolve.

We’re mad excited about your AV set, but you usually team up with DJ Food. How do you manage with only the 2 hands, I’m assuming you have to work twice as hard and stay incredibly sober?

We’ve always done individual DJ sets, which is good for testing out new tracks and we would come together for AV sets. It does mean more work, so I  don’t start drinking until the second half of the set.
Fucking incredible job on the ‘Cymatic Frequencies‘ A/V mix! Over 18,000 views on Vimeo (it deserves more). Was that all done using Serato Video SL or Final Cut, or something else? When can we expect to see another?

Thanks very much, it took quite a few late nights to finish……. I used Final Cut for the final mix, but I used Serato Video SL while working on the mix and when I do my AV sets. I wanted to do a less club orientated version of the mix as well, ‘Cymatic Frequencies Dub mix’  or Directors Cut, but we’ll see. There will definitely be more AV mixes as some stage.
If you could pick a personal stand out track from each of these decades 60’s, 70’s, 80’s 90’s and a track within the last year what would it be?

ou know this is a very hard thing to do, there’s just so much music out there, but here are some tracks that stick out in my mind;
60’s – David Axelrod – Holy Thursday – Pretty much any Axelrod production would do, but this is one of his best
70’s – Cozy Powell – Dance with the devil – The first record I ever bought and started my love of drum break
80’s – Malcolm Mclaren – Buffalo Gals – His album Duck Rock set my musical agenda at the time with tastes of Hip Hop, World music, Funk, Soul, not to mention break dancing.

90’s –  DJ Zinc – Super Sharp Shooter – Such a genre defining track and still works today

Recent – Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo – It’s over a year old now, but the first track in my AV mix is still a big my favourite of mine.

What can we expect from your set at the Big Chill House?

I’ll be performing ‘Cymatic Frequencies’ as part of the set and then I’ll see where it goes. Just plenty of good music and great visuals to entertain your eyes as well as your ears.

The Big Chill Presents – Triangle Mix

Triangle residents LA GRÈVE GÉNÉRALE were asked by our new home at the Big Chill to supply a mix, one that sums us up and what we’re about.

Big Chill Presents – Triangle

A gurthy range of genres, chronicling our 6 month life span, from Girl Units ‘Wut’ to Fleetwood Mac ‘Everywhere’.

Shouldn’t work, but it undoubtably definitely does. Check it out and make sure to get in there on the 18th.

DJ Confirmed: DK

Audio Visual Extraordinaire, Ninjatune regular, Solidsteel Main Man, Music Maker and DJ, DK (aka Darren Knott) will be heading up the Big Chill House soundsystem Friday 18th March! We are mad excited about this, and so should you!

If you’ve not already heard of him, make sure you check  the video ‘Cymatic Frequencies’ below immediately! Alternatively listen to one of his many many mixes for Solidsteel – Ninjatune’s weekly online radio show.

Like previous Triangle parties. His style is an eclectic mix of House to Hip Hop, breaks and beyond, avoiding a night of just one style and leaving plenty of room for both the latest tunes and classic rarities. Expect a memorable set, coupled with awesome projected video trickery.

Scrub out whatever was in your diaries before and get down to Kings Cross.

[vimeo 19005861]

Bristolian Beats

Bristol just keeps them coming! As well as Joker, Pinch, Peverelist etc etc etc, West Country’s relative newcomer Kahn (On Peverelist’s Label Punch Drunk) serves us a chopped up, jittery-bum-flex-bastard of a tune called ‘Like We Used To’.

Buy it here

 

Also Bristol raised and with an already solid foundation (listen to ‘Phoenix‘) Hyetal comes with another one. This time on  Black Acre, the label behind his upcoming album ‘Broadcast’ on 2nd May. ‘Diamond Eyes’ features vocals from Alison Garner and is very nice indeed.

 

 

Check the album art!

On that note, this will be good…..

Four Tet and Caribou Team Up on 12″

Ok, well officially it’s not Caribou. It’s Daphni, a new alias for a slightly different sound, a more accessible, up front dance floor banger from Dan Snaith. A refreshing direction, a bit eery, synths that crawl up and some guy saying Ye Ye, hence the name of the track. Check this link below taken from Snaith’s Soundcloud [via Pitchfork].

On the flip side, it’s Four Tet with Pinnacles, steering toward a more techy, house sound. Shit quality rip from Gilles Petersons show, it can only sound 70 x better in da club.

 

Kieran is set to release this on his own label Text Records, it will no doubt be cleared from the shelves as fast as the split 12″ he released with Burial. Hot Cakes!