Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Presenting "Pin Ups" - New UKGH night for London

Glitch & Bowl in London town!

On 19th September 2014 a new Glitch Hop club night hits central London.  From 9pm-3am some of the UK's hottest talent hits Bloomsbury Lanes WC1 for a night of phat tunes, big vibes and if we're lucky plenty of strikes!

Joint the Facebook event page HERE for more info.

UK Glitch Hop crew from Colony Productions, Wonk#ay Records and Skanky Panky Records have clubbed together to bring this for you so whatever style of Glitch Hop you're into, expect some top notch tunes.

DJs on the 1st night are…

Skope (Adapted Records)

Vent (Colony Productions)

William Breakspear (Skanky Panky Records)

Bunkle & Duskky (Wonk#ay Records)

Krymes (Colony Productions)

Tickets are available from http://pinups.ticketsource.co.uk/ but move quick and get some in advance to get them for the frankly ridiculous price of 
£3.  Otherwise £5 on the door (still a bargain even if we say so ourselves!)

On top of the bargain door price, Wonk#ay Records will be giving away download codes to the first 50 people through the door for their next EP by "Twins are loud".

Want to know about future PinUps events? Like the Facebook page! ;)


Monday, 18 August 2014

UKGH Radio Archives

Hey UK Glitch Hoppers!  Been a minute since our last blog post, but there's plenty going on over at UK Glitch Hop HQ… more news coming soon about our new club night for London, the new format for our Glitch.FM radio shows and releases & gigs from your favourite UK Glitch Hop labels.

Our radio archives are available on Soundcloud, and now Mixcloud too!  Over the last 2 years we have smashed out over 110 shows.  Whether from the Morbidly Obese Midget, Colony Productions, Skanky Panky Records, Wonk#ay Records, Beta Test, Mouldy Soul, Your Niece or a whole host of other guest DJs the shows have always been full of killer jams and info about your favourite genre.

You can listen again to most of the shows on Soundcloud, and we try to keep this playlist updated with all the latest shows!  Most of them can be downloaded too!

Due to popular demand, our latest shows are now also available on Mixcloud by clicking the image below…

Don't forget you can listen LIVE to UK Glitch Hop on www.glitch.fm every Wednesday night from 10pm - midnight UK time of course!  Big ups!

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Review: The Glitch Mob / Opiuo / Your Niece @ The Forum, Kentish Town, London, 30 May 2014

Mike Wabro (glitchrate) reports on The Glitch Mob's Love Death Immortality Tour from a sweat-soaked Forum. Opiuo and our kid Your Niece in support.

We arrive at The Forum just in time to catch the end of Your Niece’s first opening set of the night. It seemed like he had set a great tone for the night’s events.

London goes mad for Opiuo

Kiwi glitch-hop don, Opiuo was next to hit the stage and was greeted with a huge reception from the crowd. Boasting a new live setup replete with laptop, controller, mixer, fresh drum-pad & his big orange drum-sticks, he began knocking out the beats live over his set - moving swiftly into, and mixing seamlessly between, some of the new corkers like 'Clumpy Cider', 'Snorkle' and 'Misty Digit' from his latest album, Meraki. His staple crowd favourite remixes of Koan Sound and Ray Charles got the, now nearly full, dance-floor vibing, bums shaking to his infectious stage energy. As ever, he kept his set diverse and fun - effortlessly spanning between tempos and styles - yet always with that trademark, cheeky, super funked-up Opiuo sound we have grown to love so much. After a set filled with more funky fun than you can shake a glitchy stick at, the whole place was buzzing with anticipation of The Glitch Mob.

Mike & Donna during Opiuo’s set

Your Niece got his second sneaky 15 minute set of the night on after that, whilst the stage was set for the mighty Mob, starting with Boards Of Canada’s 'Dayvan Cowboy'. The dancefloor started cramming fuller than a sardine can. As I was pressed hard against the front side wall of the live mixing desk area, I realized then that the dancefloor had not actually been full at all until that point. I wondered again why they chose The Forum over Electric at Brixton- as they did on their last tour. Crowd dispersion, sound system, & room acoustics all seemed to suffer somewhat at The Forum.

The lights dimmed. That sudden feeling of being at a massive rock gig- crowd screaming with all hands in the air as Ooah, Boreta & ediT walked onto the stage. As the stunning lazer light show began, the mysterious cover was drawn away, to reveal the massive silhouettes of their awesome new drums- looking like an HR Geiger inspired fusion of a jumbo jet engine and a Kyoto Drum. Each of them had the same setup in front of them, with the massive drum behind them, another electronic kit below that, & a pillar in front with 4 ipad-like screens in each, angled down facing towards the crowd- on which they played most of the riffs live, in divided colour quadrants that lighted up each time they did.

The energy was immense as they began pounding their drums with explosive visuals to the tune of the epic, ‘Drive Like You Stole It’, from their previous album, 'Drink The Sea'. Surrounded by such a diversely eclectic array of people, made for an electrically inclusive atmosphere. Their grueling schedule of almost a show in a different country every alternate day, had clearly done nothing to hamper their energetic spirit and passion for their sound, and the love for their fans.

I must confess that by that stage, the rounds of beer & shots in-between in celebration of my extended birthday, had started taking effect as the specifics of which track was which, became somewhat blurred- especially since they were mixing tracks into one another. All the epic bangers: the old & a lot of the new off their latest seminal album, ‘Love Death Immortality’. I was fully enveloped in their performance. I remembered the contrast of seeing them in their very early days on their first ever UK visit in 2008- in the very shanty surroundings of the Rhythm Factory. That was like sitting on a couch in someone’s over-sized living room, watching a bunch of guys having fun mixing tunes up all-over each other on one controller. This, in contrast, was like an extremely tight and flawless extravaganza of sound and visual orgasm! The Glitch Mob are undeniably a powerful force now, entirely unique with their own take on that infamous big West Coast Lazer Crunk Metal sound- yet always relevant & nodding to the current sound.

After their last song, it did not take long for them to be screamed back on stage for an encore, dropping one of my favourites, 'We Can Make The World Stop' - which seemed like a climax for the crowd- with extra high crowd jumping & fist pumping action. They ended with the new rework of 'West Coast Rocks' - to huge standing applause and Glitch Mob finger signs. They seemed so happy, taking a moment to take a bunch of selfies against the backdrop of the crowd, while Boreta took to the mic & confessed how much it meant to them to have so much love & appreciation from the UK crowd- as all their influences came from UK.

This was my third time watching The Glitch Mob preform over the years; and they certainly didn’t disappoint. I had to buy a T-shirt this time- purely on the basis that my T-shirt was utterly sweat-drenched.

Mike & Lizzy after the show
To round things up, Your Niece took back to the decks, keeping the remaining crowd moving to some fresh ghetto bassy trap and dubstep. A brilliant night all-round.

By Mike Wabro (glitchrate) for UK Glitch Hop

Friday, 4 April 2014


As voted for by YOU!



Mat Tha Hat 


Crédit Photo: Maxime FORT

Koan Sound



Photo by Khris with a K

Tryptich & Dephicit - Get Dirty [Colony Productions]

Stickybuds & South Crew feat. Rage - Bouncy Bouncy [Apapted Records]

Krafty Kuts - Feel Like Jumpin (Krossbow Remix) [Instant Vibes] 

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]

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

Riddim Fruit

Adapted Records

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 

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



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


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


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


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] 


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


Omni Temple 
Riddim Fruit 
Scour Records 


Adapted Records 
Caliber Music 
Glitch Hop Community 


Joe Ford 


Mat Tha Hat 






Koan Sound 


Beats Antique 


Electric Empire
Koan Sound Presents... 
Rawk Music


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! 


♥ Itchy & Skratchy DJs
♦ 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)

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)

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. 


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 ^^



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


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?


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!!


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 


Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Glitching Out: February 2014

Koan Sound @ Village Underground, London 1st February

Need we say more? Tickets here.

Donky Pitch: Slugabed / Lockah @ Green Door Brighton 7th February 

On 7th Feb The Donky Pitch crew are hosting a Residents Party at Green Door in their hometown of Brighton with Slugabed, Lockah, Ghost Mutt, Tim Parker and Grinel. They've just announced that they'll be releasing Lockah's debut album in a few months too.

Reso + Joe Ford @ Motion, Bristol, 14th February

HUGE night out at Motion in Bristol with Joe Ford and Reso representing! Details here.

Dutty Moonshine + Wom + Mat Tha Hat, @ Tribal, Colchester, 14th February

Tribal presents an Alternative Valentines Ball with genre blending swing'n'bass legends Dutty Moonshine + local lad Mat Tha Hat. Tickets here.

Habstrakt @ Dukes, London Friday 14th February

French bass master Habstrakt is coming over for a new night called Ape Sh!t at Dukes on February 14th with Torqux and The Others. I'd expect more of a dubstep vibe, but be nice to see him drop some of his midtempo funk classics in there too.

Orangudan @ RAWK music, Worecester, 22nd Febuary

Our very own Oragudan representing in the West Midlands. More details TBA 

Monday, 20 January 2014

Skope interview

Skope has been smashing it for the last year since the release of his Razor Beam EP on Adapted records. On the day the new Casino EP is released on Caliber, here's an interview with the 5x UK Glitch Hop Awards Poll nominee...

Please introduce yourself.... 

My name is Alex AKA Skope from the UK in a small village near Reading.

How would you describe your style of music?

I try to write my music based on samples as much of possible to capture the same sort of sound as the hip hop i love to listen too. I like to blend this style of sampling with the modern production of loud drums and distorted basses.

You've got such a chunky bass sound, how on earth did you arrive at that? 

A lot of experimentation basically. I like lots of distortion and filtering in different combinations but tend to experiment with any plugin at my disposal to try and keep developing new sounds and textures.

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

I’ve been listening to hip hop and funk for years before I properly discovered electronic music, at which point I really began to love the filthy side of things. But it wasn't until I heard Koan Sound’s "Mr Brown" that I tried putting the two together.

Then I discovered the works of Caliber Music and Adapted Records with artists like Kursa and Mako about 1 and a half years ago and started to think I could maybe do this neuro bass stuff if I put my mind to it.

What kit do you use?

I pretty much work in the box except for my Kaos pad which I love for adding some little fx towards the end of my projects. Just got some new adam a7x speakers which are amazing as well. Inside the box it is mainly Logic and a bit of Ableton. I like them both for different reasons and having the two helps me break through writers block and offers many more creative opportunities.

Plugins I like and use all the time are izotope, fabfilter, sonnox, waves, camel audio and native instruments. I also use a lot of addictive drummer to create my own drums without using samples.

What's the weirdest thing anyone's ever said about your music?

I’m sure there have been some silly comments on youtube, although I can’t remember any particular gems.

You've just got back from an Aussie tour (you lucky bastard!) how was it?

Amazing, great people, great parties and great weather. Can’t wait to get back out there!

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

That would have to be Deliverance Festival in Australia. It was in the mountains surrounded by a kangaroo reservation. I was camping in a little meadow of mint and at one point during the festival a couple of ponies galloped through the dance floor much to my amazement!

Where do you like to play the most?

I really enjoyed playing at the festival, something about the outdoors which gives a great atmosphere, especially with a great sound system.

Who's inspiring you most at the moment?

I have two types of inspiration, in the sound design side of things Mefjus, Neosignal and Disprove are top notch at the moment.

When it comes to music I’m listening to lots of weird random music from the 70s and earlier, no particular artists but I love the crusty sound of an old record and I love finding rare little musical gems.

Who are you looking out for in 2013?

I think Haywyre is going to blow up even more next year, he definitely deserves it.

Disprove is another one to watch as well as Mefjus. Also I think Soma is highly underrated, all his work is great and he deserves to get a lot more recognition this year. Almost forgot MoodyGood as well. 16bit have been sorely missed so really excited to hear some new stuff from one half of my old favorite artist.

You've got a heavy new EP just about to drop on Caliber. It feels brassy. How would you say it's a development from your previous output?

There is a bit more variation on this EP I think. I got the chance to play with dubstep a bit more again which was a lot of fun. I put a lot more time into the little details that polish the music off so hopefully they sound more full and energetic.

What's your next project in the pipeline?

There are quite a few of different things in the pipeline actually. I have been making a lot more stuff with a bit more of a moody vibe than the funk I’ve been releasing lately. I have another EP with Adapted coming around spring hopefully. An EP with Disprove which has been a lot of fun to write. Some remixes for adapted for AU5 and Aberto. Collaborations with Mr Bill, Haywyre, Kursa and Stickybuds are all in progress too which are all pretty exciting as they are some of my favorite artists in the scene. Very busy at the moment to say the least!

Where are you looking forward to playing next?

I have a gig in Cornwall through the Glitch Shop guys which should be really fun. The wheels are in motion for a Canada tour as well which I’m pretty excited for too. Should hopefully be showing my face at a few festivals too. Already locked things in for Noisily this summer. Looks to be a busy year all round!