• Mass Dosage's top gigs of 2010

    3 Jan 2011, 14:12 by massdosage

    So here we are at the start of 2011 where I do my annual review of the events I attended last year and out of those 25 choose the ones which were the most memorable. Unless otherwise indicated all venues are in London, UK.

    Talib Kweli @ The indig02 (Sunday 31 January)
    This was the first time I've been anywhere near the 02 and the general vibe isn't great - chain restaurants and a largely soulless atmosphere. Thankfully Talib was playing in the small Indig02 venue which was nicely full. The venue also has decent sound which took the show to another level as you could really hear Talib's lyrics - a nice change to many other Hip-Hop gigs where the MCs' verbals get lost. Talib had plenty to say and covered a range of banging tracks that he's dropped over the last decade.

    MF Doom @ The Roundhouse (Saturday 6 March)
    The sound at this gig on the other hand wasn't great and, after a fake Doom impostor got the crowd going, we got treated to what was pretty much a bog standard Hip-Hop gig i. …
  • Richie Hawtin interviewed by PlayGround

    9 Jun 2010, 13:17 by playgroundm

    Conversamos con Richie Hawtin en París, el pasado 9 de Mayo, donde nos habló de los motivos que le han llevado a recuperar Plastikman, la completa renovación gráfica y sonora del proyecto, su visión del mundo y sus planes de futuro –en especial sobre Replikants, por ahora su secreto mejor guardado–. Todo eso y mucho más con sólo darle al play.

    We chatted with Richie Hawtin in Paris, on May 9th, where he spoke about why he’d rescued Plastikman and the complete graphic and sound renovation of the project, of his vision of the world and plans for the future –in particular a future project called “Replikants”, that until now has been his best kept secret. All this and plenty more are just a click of the play button away.

    Plastikman actuará el viernes 18 en Sónar Barcelona 2010.

    Plastikman will be performing at Sónar Barcelona 2010 on Friday 18th.
  • Distraction Records Newsclout June 2010: new d_rradio album, rude shows, Baby Serious

    4 Jun 2010, 14:10 by distractionrecs

    Attention please, attention PLEASE.

    Quick ones this month. Honest.

    FIRST: d_rradio have an album out on August 2nd, it's called Parts, and it's MINT. Going two steps forward from where their Leaves album left off on ace Japanese label symbolic interaction, it's chock-a-block full of earthly and serene atmospheric drones, ambient golden hues, and the hiss, crackle and hum of a hundred tired, well-loved 78s, while oozing the soul that makes d_rradio so vital. Its out on CD, vinyl (250 only with "vintage inner sleeves" (!) and download dropcards), and cassette (50 only), and you can pre-order at a slightly cheaper price now (with discount if you buy all three formats - watch it doesn't get banned from the charts or owt!) We should have the pre-orders ready to despatch next week sometime. You can hear full length tracks previews from our album page. Great!

    SECOND: Potty-mouthed casiotone genius Kunt and the Gang hits Sunderland's Independent on Wednesday June 9th (i. …
  • Invitaciones Sónar 2010

    28 May 2010, 08:40 by playgroundm


    Sorteamos 2 packs de 2 abonos + 2 billetes de avión (vuelo de ida y vuelta, válido para dos personas, para volar hasta la Ciudad Condal entre los días 10 de junio y 25 de junio) que te pondrán en Barcelona desde cualquier aeropuerto de destino dentro de España en el que Vueling venga operando.

    We are giving away 2 prizes comprised of 2 Sónar Barcelona festival passes + 2 flights (return flights to Barcelona flying between June the 10th and 25th) from any Spanish airport where Vueling operates.

    Cómo participar y más información aquí / How to enter and more info here

    Buena suerte / Good luck