Friday, 4 April 2014

UK GLITCH HOP AWARDS - BEST OF 2013 POLL WINNERS


As voted for by YOU!

BEST PRODUCER OF 2013 (UK)
Tipper



BEST PRODUCER OF 2013 (INTERNATIONAL)
Mr.Bill



BEST NEWCOMER OF 2013 (UK)
Mat Tha Hat 



BEST NEWCOMER OF 2013 (INTERNATIONAL)
CloZee

Crédit Photo: Maxime FORT

BEST LIVE ACT (UK)
Koan Sound



BEST LIVE ACT (INTERNATIONAL)
Opiuo



BEST DJ (UK)
Odjbox

Photo by Khris with a K

BEST TRACK OF 2013 (UK)
Tryptich & Dephicit - Get Dirty [Colony Productions]


BEST TRACK OF 2013 (INTERNATIONAL)
Stickybuds & South Crew feat. Rage - Bouncy Bouncy [Apapted Records]



BEST REMIX OF 2013 (UK)
Krafty Kuts - Feel Like Jumpin (Krossbow Remix) [Instant Vibes] 



BEST REMIX OF 2013 (INTERNATIONAL)
Defunk feat. Sam Klass, Vindaloo - I Put A Spell On You (Blunt Instrument Remix) [Simplify Recordings]


BEST EP OF 2013 (UK)
Various - Scoured Cream: Vol.03 [Scour Records]

  
BEST EP OF 2013 (INTERNATIONAL)
Nico Luminous - Music is my Spaceship [Muti Music] 


BEST ALBUM OF 2013 (UK & International)
Mr Bill - The Collaborative Endeavors: A Glitch Opera



BEST COMPILATION OF 2013 (UK & International)
The Glitch Shop - Glitch Shop Vol.1


BEST LABEL (UK)
Riddim Fruit



BEST LABEL (INTERNATIONAL)
Adapted Records


BEST NIGHT (UK)
Koan Sound Presents... 


Wednesday, 26 February 2014

2nd Birthday Party + Awards Shortlists


Celebrate UK Glitch Hop's 2nd birthday + Glitch.fm's milestone 5th year with a traditional East End knees up on Friday 4th April at Juno on Shoreditch High Street. We'll be revealing the winners of the 2013 UK Glitch Hop Awards Poll about 8pm then glitching the night away with UK Glitch Hop residents + super special guests Stickybudz + Mat Tha Hat!!

Tickets are £5 from here: http://tinyurl.com/me722tx 
http://www.facebook.com/events/588162641271275/ 

And because we've kept you waiting long enough already. Here in alphabetical order, as voted for by YOU, are the.... 


2013 UK GLITCH HOP AWARDS SHORTLISTS


BEST TRACK OF 2013 (UK)

Skope - RollerSkates [Adapted Records]
Tipper - Shatterbox (VIP Mix) [Tipper Music] 
Tryptich & Dephicit - Get Dirty [Colony Productions]

BEST REMIX OF 2013 (UK)

Reso - Axion (Koan Sound Remix) [Civil Music]
Krafty Kuts - Feel Like Jumpin (Krossbow Remix) [Instant Vibes]
Mustard Tiger - The Grip (Skope Remix) [Adapted Records]

BEST TRACK OF 2013 (INTERNATIONAL)

mc2 - Wesh Up [Glitch Hop Community]
Slynk & Crazy Daylight - Moustache Ride [Adapted Records]
Stickybuds & South Crew feat. Rage - Bouncy Bouncy [Apapted Records] 

BEST REMIX OF 2013 (INTERNATIONAL)

Defunk feat. Sam Klass, Vindaloo - I Put A Spell On You (Blunt Instrument Remix) [Simplify Recordings]
Rebirth- Interpersonal Communication (Ratchet Remix) [Street Ritual]
Sun - On My Radio (Stickybuds & Mr. Bill Remix) [Mr Bills Tunes] 

BEST EP OF 2013 (INTERNATIONAL)

Cheshire - The Funkd Up EP [Adaped Records] 
Nico Luminous - Music is my Spaceship [Muti Music]
Spoonbill - Boca Fiesta [Addictech Records] 

BEST EP OF 2013 (UK) 

Joe Ford - The Mission EP [Caliber Music] 
Skope - Rollerskates & Hoverboards EP [Adapted Records] 
Tipper - Dusty Bubblebox EP (Tipper Music)
Various - Scoured Cream: Vol.03 [Scour Records] 

BEST ALBUM OF 2013 (UK & International)

Defunk - Welcome to Groove City
K+Lab - Spacedirt
Mr Bill The Collaborative Endeavors - A Glitch Opera

BEST COMPILATION OF 2013 (UK & International)

Adapted Records - The Best of Adapted Records Vol.1 
The Glitch Shop - Glitch Shop Vol.1
UK Glitch Hop - This is UK GLitch Hop vol.1

BEST LABEL (UK)

Omni Temple 
Riddim Fruit 
Scour Records 

BEST LABEL (INTERNATIONAL)

Adapted Records 
Caliber Music 
Glitch Hop Community 

BEST PRODUCER OF 2013 (UK)

Joe Ford 
Skope 
Tipper 

BEST NEWCOMER OF 2013 (UK)

Mat Tha Hat 
Nimbus 
Mr.50 

BEST PRODUCER OF 2013 (INTERNATIONAL)

Gramatik
Mr.Bill 
Stickybuds

BEST NEWCOMER OF 2013 (INTERNATIONAL)

Cheshire 
CloZee 
Minoru 

BEST LIVE ACT (UK)

Dephicit
Koan Sound 
Krossbow

BEST LIVE ACT (INTERNATIONAL)

Beats Antique 
Gramatik 
Opiuo

BEST NIGHT (UK)

Electric Empire
Koan Sound Presents... 
Rawk Music

BEST DJ (UK)

Odjbox
Orangudan 
DJ Switch 
William Breakspear 

Commiserations to those who haven't made it this far, but we hope you can still join us for the awards party with free entry for all nominated artists!

For everyone else, tickets are £5 from here: http://tinyurl.com/me722tx 

Be there or be a pixelated square!

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Glitching Out in March

*Scroll down to plan your social life this month!*


Saturday 1st March @ Hare 'n' Hounds Birmingham

UK Glitch Hop Awards Tour

Beta Test Records and Jam Hott are pleased to confirm the arrival of the seminal UK Glitch Hop crew to the second city. Tickets @ http://www.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/beta-test-records-and-jam-hott-present-uk-glitch-hop-awards-tour/10030484


Friday 7th March @ Electrowerz, London
Carousel V: The Casino

The infamous fairground returns to the amazing Islington Metal works, filling its 3 floors and 7+ rooms with all the magic, mystery and mayhem we can muster! 

✯ HALL OF MIRRORS - the ITCHY & SKRATCHY show ✯

♥ Itchy & Skratchy DJs
♣ JFB
♦ Neon Steve
♠ Odjbox
♥ Pimpsoul



Friday 7th March @ The Lanes, Bristol

Tremor Soundsystem and Bass Jump Presents.... Ed Solo


Tremor Soundsystem and Bass Jump proudly present one of the head honcho's of the legendary 'Jungle Cakes' label
With support coming from..
Bear Twists (Scour Records/Tremor Soundsystem)
Magnusonfire (Bass Jump)
Leo (Scour Records / Bass Jump)
Matt Ma G (Tremor Soundsystem)
Tickets on Sale now from Afterdark.co @ £5 + bf


Friday 14th March @ Brixton Jamm, London 

Activia Benz x Donky Pitch

Brighton's Donky Pitch host a joint showcase with Slugabed's label Activia Benz at Brixton Jamm. Lockah will  be previewing new album. Details here.



Saturday 29th March @ Blue Mountain, Bristol
Tremor Audio and WERK Presents….. FAR TOO LOUD & STICKYBUDS !


Full Line up…

FAR TOO LOUD (90min set)
STICKYBUDS
HOWLA
KOTCH
RENNY C
OLD SKOOL SCOTT-E
LEO b2b EAGLES AERIE
F-BLOCK
BEAR TWISTS
MATT MA G
MOLE HUG
ROBERT VAN RYN
AMITY

Early bird tickets £5 (only available at Tremor’s Ed Solo show at the Lanes on 07/03/14)
1st release tickets £7 (afterdark.co)
Final release tickets £9 (afterdark.co and the Bristol Ticket Shop)
M.O.T.D

Blue Mountain Club 2 Stokes Croft Bristol Avon BS1 3PR 




Sunday, 23 February 2014

4bstr4ck3r & Otist Reading: Digital Whomp interview

Abstracker and Otist Reading are making waves on the continent with the launch of Paris’s freshest new glitch and downtempo label Digital Whomp. With some awesome parties under their belt and a debut album now available from Bandcamp, Terrorbyte hit them up for some exclusive guest mixes and thought it only right to get a brief low down on their lo-fi exploits. 


4bstr4cker


Explain the name? 

It came from my love for abstract art and especially abstract music. Thing is, abstract arts let you interpret the way you want, and you give the meaning of it. I wanted to have the same with my music. Editing samples and programming virtual synths allows me to draw some pieces of music that can suggest what the listener wants to be suggested. Then at that time, my good friend Animal Beatz from our collective TSF Sound System was called Labtracker, so I looked for a name with tracker in it too in order to make something like a team name. I finally used the leet alphabet to make it more visual and secret.

How would you describe your music? 

Well I just can't. There are so many influences in it, such as Hip Hop, Dub(step), what is called world music, and all the electronic music range. With my older tracks I tried to make something that has no clear frontier between all these genres. I generally choose to write mid-tempo grooves, but it can be anything else really.


You’ve been running some parties in the French capitol. How has that been going? 

Yes, since I discovered the free parties with TSF something like 10 years ago, I immediately loved it and helped organising cool nights. A few years after, I decided to spread the Glitch Hop madness in France because nobody seemed to do it. I organised a small party with Mouldy Soul and William Breakspear but in the meantime I had the opportunity to host an event with OPIUO in one of the greatest places in Paris, le Divan du Monde (an old and beautiful theatre). I called those nights Digital Whomp because Whomp is THE name for this music style and wanted to make an echo of the other Whomp parties in other countries. The first one with Opiuo was a real success, I couldn't believe it, we filled the room and everybody loved it. Then we did the one with Mouldy Soul in a more intimate place. After those two episodes I couldn't stop the adventure and I managed two other nights in another club called Glazart, with AMB ,Vent, Flatmate, MC2, Opiuo again, ... These were great times and I felt that maybe the Glitch Hop movement could have its chance here.

You’ve just released your debut album on Digital Whomp, tell us about Whompadellic Trip? 

The Digital Whomp adventure has been so exciting and I wanted to push it forward by creating a label. I also chose that the label would focus more on the newcomers of the scene because there are so much talent out there that don't have the exposure they deserve. So I talked to producers I really believe in and proposed them to enter the team. It gave birth to a compilation of 8 smashing tracks, with artists such as Dephicit, Groove Status, CloZee, NiaTrine, Otist Reading, Filip Rasch, Orphic, and Master Minded. It is a free/donation release on bandcamp.

I quitted my job last year to focus on my music, but I can't do only that. I mean I can't focus on myself only and love to share the music of others, so I chose to manage this project that is super motivating. I also always dreamed to run a label since I was young and I just felt it was the good time to launch this project.


Who’s been your biggest influence? 

In Glitch Hop, I think it is Opiuo. I entered this music through The Glitch Mob, which I loved, but Opiuo was the one that brought the real funk in it. His live sessions are gold too!

What is the first thing you do when constructing a track? 

It depends, I generally build a basic beat and bass with older or new sounds, then I struggle editing and programming until I find something that's soulful and gets my attention. It's hard to say but here is an example: you have a cool track but nothing crazy, but then you add a new synth or vocal that makes the thing coherent and full. Finally I come back again on all the different elements. Sometimes I can work hours without having this subtle change, but once I have it, I fell I can start a track.

Any special tricks you swear by in the studio? 

Hum not really, I write everything on my laptop with my fingers. I have a midi keyboard but rarely use it and the other gear is for live performances. No real tricks I think, I am not super fast when writing tunes. Anyway I just wait to feel inspired enough, I generally write music for 2 weeks then stop for 2 weeks, approximately.

What equipment do you use in the studio? 

Ableton Live (still verson 8), Massive, Z3ta, rarely FM8 and Blue, and a lot of samples (i freakin love editing them)

Where do you see yourself in a few years? What’s next? New years resolution? 

Haha I'm not an ambitious person, but I hope music will allow me to travel and meet crazy people. I love sharing, I think that's all on a label side there's a Rob-o-tek track we will release with remixes of some Digital Whomp artists. Filip Rasch will drop a EP soon too. Other cool projects are about to come but I prefer keeping things secret for now.

Top 5 tracks of 2013? 

Wow this is so hard to say, 2013 has been a huge year ! But here I try:

AMB - Dirt Forever
Cheshire - Get Down (Staunch remix)
Skope - Good To Me
Tipper - Shatterbox (VIP)
Culprate vs Dodge&Fuski - Vice
And special big up to Mr 50, Qubit, MC2 and Beat Fatigue for their top notch funk ! But i'm feeling guilty now not selecting everyone I like ^^

https://soundcloud.com/abstracker
https://soundcloud.com/digitalwhomp

OTIST READING


Explain the name? 

When I started electronic music, I knew some artists who have used the misappropriation of famous names! I liked it because humour helps people to easily remember your name! And there were already so many dj and producer who used short names like "Kwak", "push", "wook", "zoom", "dash" and still hundreds more! I chose a name from the legendary artists that I like and whose sounding was well anchored in people's heads, I changed a letter here and there for me and that name is "Otis Redding" became "Otist reading" Otist = autist, because I think every producer of electronic music (especially me) have a side "autist" when they create their sounds! "Reading" because the music binds and connects!

How would you describe your music? 

Well, before making electronic music, I self-taught acoustic instruments such as guitar, piano, bass, double bass and accordion, and electronic music came to me! Before the Glitch Hop, I experienced many musical styles like Breakcore, Electronica, Ambient Dub, then Dubstep! But Hip Hop was always present in all my compositions and when I listen to the first Glitch Hop tracks, I said to myself: "This is it!" A mix between powerful basslines of Dubstep, Groove Funk, Hip Hop rhythms, the disintegration of Breakcore, accompanied synthesizers that have'm crazy glitch, that's what I try to do!


You’ve been Paris too, what’s the scene like there? 

Yes, Paris is an amazing city for events around electronic music! I was very happy to have a few dates there, and each time, the public was beautiful, there are all kinds of people and there are a lot of things, people really have a choice, so you know if they are there, it is to see you play!

Who’s been your biggest influence? 

Hard to tell ... then in chronological order, I'll say: Pink Floyd, Black Bérurier, Assasin, Cypress Hill, Amon Tobin, Label Wordsound, Aphex Twin, Broken Note, Tipper, Koan Sound, Opiuo and many more

What is the first thing you do when constructing a track? 

I do not have a usual recipe, I like to let me go on the sounds that catches my ear but I usually start by working on the beat on a basic melody I have developed then work on a bass line.

Any production tips you’d like to share? 

Yes, when I'm sure with my melodic phrase, I very often transpose my MIDI track in each VST on my composition and I often have very good surprises!

What equipment do you use in the studio? 

I have a computer of course, pregnant HS80 yamaha keyboard, Akai APC40, one pad sampler roland SP connected to the turntables with many records of all genres, and a microphone to record any acoustic instruments such as drums, guitar, etc.

What’s next? New years resolution? 

Next year, I see myself in my studio to compose more fresh tracks again, but mostly I see myself around the world doing a maximum amount of live performances! I dream of playing in the biggest festivals on the planet! There may be a mini tour of Canada planned for spring 2014! Travel is the most beautiful thing that music can offer us!

Top 5 tracks of 2013? 

Feel Roll in - MC2
Get Funky - Habstrakt
We Want - Khurt Velkro
Velkro Envy ft Thankyou City - Opiuo
Fluxillary - Mr Bill & Hedflux

https://soundcloud.com/otist-reading-1

As previously mentioned, Whompadellic Trip is now available from Bandcamp. Grab your own copy now!

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

V.C. interview

Stalwart of the skweee scene in Finland, V.C released his debut LP ‘Invisibility’ in December. We've finally managed to track him down to answer some questions!


Please introduce yourself....?

My name is Jukka Santanen. I compose and produce electronic music. I live in Helsinki Finland.


Your music has been associated with skweee, but how would you describe it?

I would describe it being moody mid-tempo music that relies heavily on rhythm and sound design. It's probably being associated with skweee because I have been very active in the scene since the early days.

Your new album ‘Invisibility’ is entirely self produced with no pre-recorded samples. Is this a new departure for you?

No, not at all. I have been working like this for a decade now. I find a lot of interest in creative control and I like the idea of working every single sound from scratch as it has a significant impact on the end result.


It sounds lush. What kit do you use?

Mainly, Ableton live and Maschine. I also use some outboard stuff like guitar pedals, couple of synths, compressors, reverbs, guitar amps. Try to use otb stuff as much as I can but not really fan of hogging/collecting gear. Takes some time to get proper stuff out of one piece, let alone 10 different ones. Same goes with software really.

You've released some tunes through Donky Pitch here in the UK, how did that come about?

They asked me for tunes ,which I provided. They liked those enough to release an ep. That was nice.


Have you played in the UK much?

Never, would like to tho.

What's the scene like in Finland?

A party here and there. Last year was nice having regular Harmönia nights in Helsinki. Now they slowed down but I think there's gonna be one or two nights being launched with skweee on the menu.

What's the craziest gig you've ever played?

I would say it has to be years ago at a festival in Norrköping, Sweden. We had a massive skweee lineup but before the festival even opened, Baba Stiltz's gear was stolen. Also during my set, the head of Flogsta Danshall threw a bottle at me. That surely was some exotic shit.


Where do you like to play the most?

Spain or Germany.

Where are you looking forward to playing next?

Canada

What first turned you onto this style of music? Any particular artists or tracks?

Dabrye - No child of god


Mesak - Popkumm


Who's inspiring you most at the moment?

Other than myself, I have to say my close friends, Yöt crew and Eero Johannes.. Done some sessions with him and I enjoy his way of thinking workflow and technical issues. It’s somewhat similar to mine, except he can actually execute stuff that requires coding.

 

Who are you looking out for in 2013?

In 2014, my fellow musicians Lavender Worm, and Dkstr


What's your next project in the pipeline?

I plan to get in to vocal music more. Producing etc. Also looking at my group Yöt and the possibilities for that during this year. I also have been looking in to fast tempos. Electro etc.

Tell us a random fact about yourself...

I dislike milk but enjoy sourmilk.


Monday, 3 February 2014

UK Glitch Hop takeover at Noisly



We're super-stoked to be playing the main stage at Noisily Festival this summer - just check out this line-up!

Let's reclaim the glory of Glade 2012!!

HEADLINERS ANNOUNCED!

Noisily Stage

Max Cooper / Slam / Gaudi
Phaxe / Symphonix / Far Too Loud
Neurodriver / Joe Ford / Solid Snake
Skope / Nanoplex / Atomic Drop
Kursa / Pena / Krymes / Vent
Hamish / Disprove / Your Niece / True Lies
Tongue & Groove / Teho / William Breakspear
Morbidly Obese Midget / Audley / Ans / Bedouin
Freefall Collective / Jasper / James Harely / Fuzzy logic
Aliji / Llamaleaf / Geo / Rupes

Liquid Stage

Tristan / Masterblasters / EVP / Ott.
Avalon / Scorb / Sonic Species / Lucas
Antispin / Hedflux / Psymmetrix / Slackbaba
Beardy / Shane Gobi / Hypnocoustics / Neuroplasm
Bad Tango / OOOD / Brainiac / Dala / Killerwatts
Liquid Ross / Lifeforms / Alex Story / Future Frequencies
Re-Creation / pHibian / Nigel Shiva Valley / Nimbus / Ben Coda
Monk3ylogic / Sacha / Sinerider / Chameleon / Ipcress
Nick Interchill / Wicki / Eden Sessions / Miley Psyrus
Morph / Lurk / Broken Eye / Outerloperz
Niquid / Wobbly Squadron / Miles

The Tree House Stage

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ Set)
Session Victim / Greg Wilson / 2562/A Made Up Sound
Real Nice / Groove Assassin / Panda / Low Steppa
Magnier / Seascape / Dave Maslen / Eliphino
Sean McCabe / Croz / Kenny Keys
Benedict Jackson / House of Disco Djs / Daffadam
Nick Duffy / Lizzle

Set deep in the rolling hills of Leicestershire at the heart of rural England, Noisily Festival of Electronic Music and Arts lies in one of the most beautiful wooded valleys in the country. Totally contained amongst the trees creating a safe haven where hedonism and escapism can flourish and thrive, Noisily Festival 2014 will play host to some of the most exciting musical talent from the UK and abroad, along with a plethora of performance, innovative installations and mind bending visual arts.

You can expect to hear an extremely diverse collection of music; ranging from Electro, Glitch and Breaks, through House and Disco, via the Noisily mainstay of Progressive Techno, to the considerably beefed up Psychedelic line up with the traditional Psychedelic Sunday now including Friday and Saturday as well.

2014 sees the expansion of the site and arrival of the infamous Liquid Stage; after a decade at the sorely missed Glade Festival, Liquid Records has found a new spiritual home amongst the kindred spirits and like-minded ravers in sunny Leicestershire.

Across 3 main areas and a smattering of nano stages; below vast ceilings of woodland décor pulsing to the sound of kicking basslines, shredded in two by laser beams and shards of light; amongst the sound of laughter and a sea of smiles, boredom will be a word soon forgotten.

Super Early Birds sold out / Limited 1st tier available here >> http://noisilyfestival.com/tickets
Official Video from 2013 >> http://goo.gl/4v7By1 

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