Helloooooo internet. Happy to say that I’ve got a bunch of shows coming up next weekend. Looking forward to doing some North American dates again! Started thinking I was relegated to Europe forever. I’m also finishing some new records, so more news on that very soon.
Last weekend, I recorded a DJ mix using strictly vinyl that emphasizes late-night afterparty vibes. Enjoy.
May 2013 dates
May 17th – Boston @ MiddleEast (Basement) – Together Festival w/ Duke Dumont, Bordello and Doctor Jeep (fb)
May 18th – NYC @ Cameo (Basement) w/ James Friedman & Paul Raffaele (fb)
May 19th – Vancouver @ Imperial for the Bass Coast pre-party w/ Max Ulis, Librarian and more (fb)
I’m very proud to be a part of this compilation with a some of my favorite producers from around the way in Kevin McPhee, Gingy and Bruce Trail. A huge thank you to Martyn and Erosie for putting this out into the world. It’s an honor to join this already legendary record label. Here’s a description by the man himself.
Over the last year I’ve traveled to Canada frequently for gigs and got to know the small but healthy electronic music scene there. Cities like Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto have brought forth many established artists over the past few years, such as Egyptrixx, Azari & III, Basic Soul Unit, Jacques Greene, Lunice and Sixtoo, but 2012 has seen a new breed of no-nonsense house and techno producers come up via labels like Turbo Recordings and Naked Lunch.
This “Dovercourt EP” features four very talented producers: Kevin McPhee, Nautiluss, Gingy and fresh face Bruce Trail. Their tracks are a dedication to their hometown of Toronto. Being removed from the house/techno epicentres of Berlin and London, these four are much less interested in what’s fashionable or trendy, and more in bringing us straight to the point, no frails jacking house music. I’ve been playing these four extensively in my DJ sets, and I hope you will too. So out to Toronto, this one’s for you! Enjoy. -Martyn
I am being blessed with some truly incredible gigs in the coming months including a return to my favorite club in the world in Panorama Bar, Mutek Spain in Barcelona and my debut in London!
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Nautiluss Winter 2013
Feb 2 – Toronto CA @ BlackBox Theatre ††
Feb 9 – Barcelona ES @ Nitsa [MUTEK] §
Feb 12 – London UK @ Boiler Room ††
Feb 15 – London UK @ XOYO ††
Feb 21 – Bordeaux FR @ iBoat ††
Feb 23 – Paris FR @ Batofar ††
Mar 14-17 – Austin TX @ SXSW (showcase TBA) †
Mar 30 – Berlin DE @ Panorama Bar §
Wow. Believe me when I say that I really didn’t see any of these coming. The sheer amount of good music that comes out in one year is so overwhelming to me that to be considered at years end by anyone for anything is truly something I ever could have imagined. Many of the artists/releases I am listed with are favorites of mine and so I’m honored. Anyways, enough with my oscar speech.
Daniel Avery is killing it. His last two EPs are some of my favorite releases of 2012. And so it was with great pleasure to find out that he chose to put one of my songs on his mix, namely Troubleman. I haven’t gotten a copy of this yet but I’m very excited to hear how it turned out.
Avery is very much a dark horse of London’s club scene. Aside from being a fabric resident, he’s gotten props from Andrew Weatherall and been brought into the fold of Phantasy Sound, Erol Alkan’s label. Meanwhile, his productions under his own name have been getting more and more attention.
Fabriclive 66 shows the range of Avery’s style. “I love weird records; that original, lawless spirit of acid house where the music is pulsing but will also throw in some mind-bending, psychedelic elements to knock you sideways and make you lose yourself within it,” Avery says. “This mix is my take on that idea.”
01. Daniel Avery – The Eagle
02. Cowboy Rhythmbox – Shake
03. Telephones – Kanal (Prins Thomas Sure Oppstøt)
04. Rework – Touch Yourself 05. Nautiluss – Troubleman
06. Daniel Avery – Need Electric
07. Daniel Avery – Naïve Reception
08. Sneaker – You Think You Think
09. Simian Mobile Disco – Supermoon
10. Magnets – Game Theory
11. Daniel Avery & The Deadstock 33s – Effect Tweak
12. Daniel Avery – Water Jump
13. James Welsh – Something Borrowed
14. Daniel Avery – Taste
15. Forward Strategy Group – Elegant Mistakes
16. JR Seaton – Way Savvy (Gatto Fritto Remix)
17. Morgan Hammer – Libillule (Matt Walsh Remix)
18. Viadrina – It’s OK (Prince Club Remix)
19. Miss Kittin – Girlz
20. Raudive – Dancing And Slaving
21. Kassem Mosse – Workshop 12 (A1)
22. The Asphodells – Dry Heat
23. Compuphonic – Sequoia
Fabric Records will release Fabriclive 66 on November 19th, 2012.
Nautiluss’ first EP for Turbo was like a breath of fresh air precisely because it was a blast of noxious, suffocating smoke: filter-happy techno tools that could stand their ground with the most ruthless of Luke Slater tracks. Already a veteran but new(ish) as Nautiluss, Toronto-based Graham Bertie is as restless as ever, and follow-up Habitat is the pleasantly baked morning after for alpha’s bacchanalian exploits.
…throughout this ep, surfaces are metallic in hue and abstract in design, yet come together with an almost metropolitan sheen and sleekness. everything feels clean and alive, busy and bustling like any major conurbation, and the results are well worth checking.
I’m very pleased to announce that my next 4-song EP entitled Habitat will be released November 5th on Turbo Recordings! Since it’s still 2 weeks away, I will update this entry as stuff comes in. This will be my last dark record for a while.
- XLR8R gives the exclusive first preview of the record. They use adjectives such as ‘formidable’ and ‘massive’. Check it here.