Bedrock 18 - Signals (3xCD)
‘Bedrock 18’ compiled by John Digweed consists of 2 discs showcasing 21 exclusive tracks from some of Bedrock’s favourite artists and some exciting new names on the label’s roster, in a DJ-friendly unmixed format, along with a 3rd disc featuring the new artist album from chilled maestro C-Jay. The album will be launched at a special 18th birthday party on 19th November 2016 at Ministry Of Sound, London, where John Digweed will be joined by…
Exhilarating new talent is given a voice through the melody infused, bottom-heavy club sound of Polish Manchester resident Sebastian Markiewicz; the deep and atmospheric aural landscapes of Brooklyn NYC’s Sam Jaspersohn; Amari’s melody-rich hypnotic beauty; and the distinctive emotive atmospherics of French newcomer Kontakt.
Innovative experimentation flows freely through Darren Emerson’s foreboding beatless reprise of ‘Fanfare’, whilst Quivver presents two takes of unrivalled electronic research. The wide-ranging influences, and beautiful and unusual music of
Brazilian duo Daniela Caldellas and Daniel Albinati’s Digitaria project, is juxtaposed by Guy J’s mind-bending ‘2026’. All stick to the script that electronic music should have no boundaries and creativity and feelings are the only things that matter.
Highly creative collaborations come from Budapest’s Márió Domján (a.k.a. Collective Machine) and Austria’s Philipp Straub, alongside Gabriel Rocha and Juan Carlos Villalba’s dynamic Tiefstone vehicle. D-Nox and Frank Beckers unfurl their distinctive sound steeped in detailed rhythms and mesmerizing harmonies, while a slice of tremendous hypnotic techno comes courtesy of Ryan Davis & Microtrauma.
Bedrock stalwart Phil Thompson (under his Moonface moniker) brings his unique deeply delicious grooves to the party, grooving perfectly alongside the understated beauty of Greek musical maestro Stelios Vassiloudis, and the heavy hitting techno funk of the legend that is Dave Angel; whilst Marc Romboy unleashes his deeply disturbing remix of Emerson, Digweed & Muir’s huge ‘Fanfare’.
There’s also a bounteous array of dynamic club tunes from the likes of Geneva-based man with the midas touch Lee Van Dowski (who also adds his remix talents to Eagles & Butterflies appropriately titled and rather large ‘Murder Was The Bass’), the firing percussive funk of CJ Jeff, and the acid tinged attitude of Spain’s Uner on display.
A distinct bonus to the exceptional and diverse talent on display throughout ‘Bedrock 18’ is the inclusion of C-Jay’s chilled ‘Echoes’ album as a wind-down final disc. C-Jay’s debut artist album ‘Backslider’ was released on Bedrock back in April 2016 gaining much critical acclaim, and here he presents his next unique artistic step further forward.
“It’s a really, really personal album - hence the album title – I think that what one has done in the past, echoes throughout one’s life. Whatever you do, brings you where you are now. It might be tagged as chillout or ambient music, but actually its not 100% that, its just me being me, making something no one else does.” – C-Jay
01. Emerson, Digweed & Muir - Fanfare - Darren Emerson Reprise
02. Quivver - Mumbo Jumbo - Reprise
03. Sebastian Markiewicz - Sensation
04. Collective Machine & Philipp Straub - Hold You In The Moment
05. Digitaria - Revenge Of The Fantasy
06. Emerson, Digweed & Muir - Fanfare - Marc Romboy Moving Atoms Mix
07. Amari - Cult Vision
08. Moonface - Across The Gulf Of Space
09. Guy J - 2026
10. Lee Van Dowski - 8H24
11. Eagles & Butterflies - Murder Was The Bass - Lee Van Dowski Remix
01. Quivver - This Was - Reprise
02. Stelios Vassiloudis - Volver
03. Tiefstone - Kratos
04. CJ Jeff - Side Effects
05. Sam Jaspersohn - Islands
06. D-Nox & Beckers - Mondays
07. Uner - The Dock and the Elevator
08. Ryan Davis & Microtrauma - Recurrence
09. Dave Angel - Inside Out
10. Kontakt - Wild Forest
C-Jay - Echoes
03. The Experience of Love
05. Carte Blanche
06. Bonus track: BackSlider Part 3 - C-Jay’s Endless Ambient Remix
Topic: Nick Muir rocking the ones and twos next week (12 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)
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Wehbba makes a triumphant return to Bedrock with his 'Stay Right’ EP. The Barcelona based Brazilian delivers yet more sizzlingly melodic Techno on this new three track outing. Again confirming why he’s one of the most popular and inform producers of the moment.
Obsessed with 'futuristic techno’, lead track ‘Plurpush’ finds Wehbba using an array of analogue hardware and digital fx as he seeks to match his futuristic flavour with the old school textured sounds. “I was jamming with my Moog synth and working a simple kick before cutting it down and adding layers to create a more interesting arrangement. I’m really happy with how it turned out.”
“The inspiration for 'Stay Right’ came from listening to a raw acapella. I caught a small section and saw the potential for of building a groove. I also experimented with a using a phaser across the whole mix, which i’ve never done before.” This phasing, together with his pounding drum pattern and piercing bongo’s have all come together to create an amazing soundtrack.
Final track ‘Trust’ sees Wehbba using guitar and live drums, juiced up with subs from his synths all building around a straight vocal loop. "Trust is kinda meant as a response to the futuristic vibe of Plurpush, with its organic groove being built using the live instruments. Its extremely infectious and works in any dancefloor situation.”
Topic: Northern Exposure 2 Tour Live mix from 97 uploaded (63 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)
To celebrate mine and Sasha's first festival gig in over 6 years at The Social festival next weekend, we have dug out a classic recording from the Northern Exposure 2 tour from Ministry of Sound's 6th Birthday back in 1997.
Enjoy this blast from the past but prepare yourself for the magic to happen again with tracks from the future next Friday.
Topic: New Bedrock T shirt and Summer Sale at the Bedrock Store (0 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)
Topic: Secret Knowledge - Sugar Daddy ( John Digweed & Nick muir Remix) (32 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)
1.Sugar Daddy (John Digweed & Nick Muir Remix)
2. Sugar Daddy (Original 12" 2016 Re-master)
3. Sugar Daddy (Out Of Our Brains on The 5.15 Mix 2016 Re-master)
Release: 22nd August 2016
The 5th instalment of John Digweed’s globetrotting ‘Live In…’ legendary mix series, recorded at Vagabond Nightclub in Downtown Miami during Miami Music Week 2014, featured 37 tracks notching up nearly four hours of music, spanning more than two decades, and included the classic ‘Sugar Daddy’, one of the most seminal dance tracks from 1992. Once heard, this inspirational track, created by Kris Needs and Wonder in their Secret Knowledge guise, can most certainly never be forgotten, and the rush of excitement and adulation that the revived classic received set the wheels in motion for John Digweed and Nick Muir to remix the track for a summer 2016 full single release on Bedrock, along with two of the re-mastered original versions.
Initiating proceedings with their trademark, super-solid percussive backbone, John Digweed and Nick Muir have had untold fun re-arranging, twisting and tweaking a plethora of spellbinding parts from the original to create their own distinctive updated vision of the original classic. Wonder’s gloriously breathy, seductive vocal, married with a selection of irresistibly hypnotic Moroder-esque hooks is a perfect combination for the duo to create one of the most stunningly distinctive reworks of 2016.
To anyone who was clubbing back in the early 90’s that “Whoo….” from the Original Mix still sends shivers down the spine today. Add to the equation a thunderstorm; bluesy finger snaps; Wonder’s unbelievably erotic vocals; a body pummelling kick drum; Kris Needs’ homage to the mighty Giorgio Moroder via a merciless, throbbing groove; top it all off subtle, euphoric pads, and what you have is the perfect recipe that led to the creation of one of the best, ecstatic electronic club tracks from an era when anything was possible and genre restrictive rules were yet to be written. Now, re-mastered for a summer 2016 release on Bedrock, a new generation of clubbers can discover the delights of Secret Knowledge and their ‘Sugar Daddy’.
The respectful package is completed with the re-mastered original Out Of Our Brains on The 5.15 Mix (created with the involvement of David Holmes after he witnessed the unbelievable emotional crowd reaction when Andrew Weatherall dropped the original mix at a club in Brighton). But that’s only a small part of an amazing story… If you want to join the dots and discover more about all the players involved in the creation of this landmark record you might want to spend a little time reading Andrew Whitehurst’s excellent interview with Kris Needs for DJ Mag, from a few years ago: https://djmag.com/content/game-change...
An Hour from my set on Tuesday
First time back in the main room for 4 years and loved it
We did a very small run of these Hoodies that will keep you warm during those cool festival nights
Re: Live in Montreal Finale - Complete the journey (138 replies, posted in General Bedrock Discussion)
Unfortunately due to licensing restrictions from the major labels the Chemical Brothers and Sunscreem will not feature on the digital release of Montreal Finale.
The CD took months to sort out and was quite a headache so this is an oversight by us for not making it clearer before the release date.