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Listen Again – Crucial & Fresh w/ Belch (notsosilent) 02/05/14

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On the night of Friday the 2nd May, whilst you were busy trying to forget about your jobs, we were stood in a confined space, pushing Lynx Africa to its technical limit and furiously mixing our bi monthly radio show – ‘Crucial & Fresh.’ (bi monthly actually means twice a month and every second month?)

Climbing the ladder and into the studio with us was Belch of the Notsosilent party purveyor crew. Having recently added Leon Vynehall to their roster of residents and throwing parties in three major cities it would seem these chaps have set their sites on nationwide rooftop/club supremacy. For those of you who are in London and have a  penchant for an all day affair, you should  purchase tickets for their roof top parties HERE. 

“notsosilent started throwing parties in Edinburgh in 2012 bringing guests like Midland, Joy Orbison, Roman Flügel and Gerd to the Scottish capital.
2013 saw the three-man crew add a monthly Glasgow party to their programming securing Scottish debuts for the likes of FunkinEvil, Moomin and Marquis Hawkes alongside other guests such as Move D, Prosumer, and Tama Sumo.
With one third of the crew now in London the party prepares to set up shop in the capital for 2014 with a series of rooftop parties over summer and regular monthly events alongside it’s Scottish program thereafter.”

As for the show, (these are his own words) Belch says he enjoys “employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles,” in other words, he has eclectic taste. His mix does well to show off the extent of his musical knowledge. Apart from that, Belch genuinely looks like hes enjoying himself when he is behind a pair of decks, an aspiration that should always be high on disc jockeys list of priorities regardless of skill or genre.

Expect to weave in out of jazz funk, soul, disco, hip hop and house as Belch takes the reins for the first half with myself taking the second hour playing some Chicago tracks recently picked up in Berlin’s Record Loft and some new chin stroking house cutzzzz from the wall at Kristina. Cheers!

This Friday we will be joined by Steve Lee. Check his recent interview on TEST PRESSING.


KPM Recorded Library – ‘Predictions Part One’


“Exciting and creative compositions combining elements of the past present and future recorded in both natural and studio acoustics.” 

We are going ‘off piste’ with this one. I’ve straight ripped both sides of this record and copied out the track list below. I couldn’t find this to listen to anywhere else on the internet so here you go. Descriptions of the tracks range from ‘Pulsating bass underlay with distant brass and effects’ toHypercharge Exhilarating optimistic action sequence with synthesizer lead’ and ‘descriptive of great expanse.’ I’m sure you get the idea. Pitchfork gave a brief overview of what KPM Recorded Library is all about here.

KPM Recorded Library ‘Predictions Part One’ side A

KPM Recorded Library ‘Predictions Part One’ side B


A1 Francis Monkman – Passajig (A) Powerful arresting theme

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TPA Mix 001 – Flaxman

TPA MIX 01 - Flaxman

Flaxman has just sent us this oh so fragrant – vinyl only – house mix. Recorded live from his palace in Brixton, Flaxman or Joel Stephens to his friends, has played in Manchester and all over London. He hosts the Aslan parties, supported My Panda Shall Fly at Oxjam, Peckham, played on NTS radio, Beacons Festival, Field Day and has even joined us in the basement at ‘Crucial und Fresh.’ You can see him motivating the dancers and begging to know the tune this NYE at the Lock Tavern. When asked how he approached the mix he simply gestured towards the hat. Never one to mince his words. Expect all the flavours. It’s Flaxman.

Track list below

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New from Bicep – ‘Stash’


Out April 15th. On wax and digital this time. Expect to hear alot of it…


Hercules – 7 Ways to Jack