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Aggborough – Bats / Modal (out August 17th on OTB Records)

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William Green AKA Aggborough returns to OTB Records. Bats / Modal marks the London-based producer’s second appearance on the fast-rising imprint, following the release of The Answer To Everything / MitzpeRamon earlier this year.

Aggborough pulls no punches and delivers two driving tracks with a deeply embedded sense of duality. The stripped back tribalism of Bats and the seemingly nonchalant ambiances of Modal serve a delusional purpose: to lure the listener into a false sense of grasp before flipping the table and unleashing a select choice of groovy industrial strength beats, ghostly synths and fugitive melodies, underpinned by the subtle touch of field recordings.

Synths glow and look at you with gleaming eyes just before a full-on dancefloor onslaught. Harmony and melody dive down into the abyss in pursuit of new depths and bats roam as kings in your pulsating nightmares. It’s an emotional journey that goes full circle in a game of mirroring and repetition – a game in which Aggborough will always come out on top.

Yet another record, yet another killer release for both label and producer. OTB Records and Aggborough, two names that should be on your radar at all times.

TIM XAVIER / ‘No Edges’ EP / Face To Face Recordings / 03.08.15

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Tim Xavier | No Edges EP
[FIIF-D-002] 03.08.15

A. No Edges
B1. Bennington Hill
B2. The Wolf Speaks
DX1. Distant Keys

For the past 12 months Face to Face label founder and Berlin resident Tim Xavier has been hard at work in his work shop sharpening his knives and tightening his bolts. He now emerges with a firm grip of some new and innovative big room Techno tracks. Saving the best of his work for his own imprint, Xavier presents his new solo EP ‘No Edges’. Four original works that live up to Xavier’s and Face to Face Record’s standard of quality.’No Edges’ introduces the EP and chugs away purposely with a dramatic reverb heavy synth line. ‘Bennington Hill’ has the acid on point with a pounding beat that demonstrates Xavier’s fluid simplicity. ‘The Wolf Speaks’ is a solid production with raw percolating grooves and punch. Lastly, ‘Distant Keys’ offers deep and darkly driven music accompanied by an eerie acid crawl which is both intense and thought provoking.
Tim Xavier’s passion for music has kept him on the forefront of techno since his innovative releases on Blueline in Chicago a decade ago. His career began in Houston in the 90s, and then on to Chicago, Brooklyn and now Berlin, where he has resided since 2007. He is a veteran to the industry; and his dark, edgy production style has remained uncompromising through the ever changing genres of techno and house. He is also the owner of Face To Face Recordings and the owner / chief engineer at Manmade Mastering in Berlin; this sleepy-eyed coffee addict defines cool as he cuts master plates for many respected record labels.All tracks are written and produced by Tim Xavier and mastered at in Berlin, and due out exclusively through Beatport on the 3rd August and everywhere else from the 17th August. With strong artist support from: Alland Byallo, La4A (Ambivalent), Lando, Truncate, Nicole Moudaber, Psyk, Anthony Parasole, Alexi Delano, Laurent Garnier…… The list goes on.


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Good evening fellow travellers,

I’m pleased to present Stacie-Anne Churchman tonight for our seemingly regular Tuesday night techno sessions. 40th anniversary show as well, now that I think about it.

Stacie is an excellent young lady from Sheffield, who has been producing her own tracks for around 2 years and DJing a little longer, previously running a show (currently on hiatus) called The Landing Zone which showcased a variety of calmer and more offbeat techno, over on Future Music.

She has her first release out already and is currently working on a new EP. Check below on JunoDownload:


Stacie also loves unicorns, is renowned for her unorthodox taste in leggings and has at various points had a stalker who believes he is at the centre of some kind of international rollerblading-related mind-control conspiracy….

We’re both very big fans of the sort of dub techno I rarely get away with playing in public, so I’ve dropped a handful of those plates before Stacie’s mix, then finished off with some (mostly) darker and more upbeat cuts with my obligatory heterodox ending. I hope you enjoy. We’re very pleased to have her on board.

Everyone in the chatroom was impressed. Even as I type this, I’ve already had four people ask when the archive will be up.

It’s true that we’ve been having a slightly longer unbroken run of techno than usual. That’s not especially deliberate or anything, and regular visitors will know I like to mix the genres up a lot more. We WILL get back on the breaks soon, I promise… but this one was too good to pass up.

I feel this is an ideal time to remember that NEXT FRIDAY, I will be playing at Textured Silence @ The Cowley Club, alongside residents (and former Precipice guests) Mystery Selector & Epomeni Stasi, in deep techno mode. Please come along. It will be excellent.

I’ve got one more techno show lined up for The Precipice a fortnight from now, then we’re back on the breaks and glitch-hop, I believe. Subject, as always, to change, of course.


Tonight’s tracklisting is as follows

My bit:
Luke Hess – Reel Life (CV313 Dimensional Mix)
CV313 – Infinit-1 Remodel Remastered
Echospace, Deepchord – Sub-Marine
Luke Hess – Transform (Marko Furstenburg remix)

Stacie’s bit:
Dorisburg – Uncertainly
Route 8 – Sunrise In Her Eyes
Ohrwert – Realm
ESHU – LanisnXosar – Sail 2 Elderon
Skee Mask – Larus Canus
Shed – Ithaw
Skirt – Bitten By The Dog
Arkitect – Narcosis
Bee Mask – The Story Of Keys And Locks (Surgeon remix)

My bit:
Polar Inertia – Black Sun (original)
Architectural – Looking Ahead
Moritz Von Oswald – Cocoon Dark Dub (original)
Mauro Picotto – Cold Blood (Cari Lekebusch remix)
Shifted – Spire

Sunmonx – Parma Panorama


Thanks, as always, for your support. You are the listeners that I do this for.

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Join me Keef Woods for this weeks Plastic City Radio Show, as I cover for Mr Higgins while he’s on his hols…

with a selection of the vinyl I played at last weeks Beat-herder Festival 10 year anniversary


jonny corporate – sunday shoutin
shakespear’s sister – your history
satoshi tommiie ft arnold jarvis – and i loved you
electribe 101 – tell me when the fever ended
first choice – ain’t he bad
d:ream – things can only get better
soul providers ft michelle shellers – rise
kinane – heaven
2 smokin barrells – basses loaded
ben lenoir – don’t stop
wareband ft ted robinson – party children
mark rogers – 3 steps in the house of tricks
the house crew – all we wanna do is dance
harold faltermeyer – axel. f
plastik orchestra – superstar
hustlers convention – give it to me
heatwave – boogie nights
rah band – living for the nightlife
detroit inc – turn me loose
danny tenaglia + celeda – music is the answer





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The Bashy Beats crew have been digging deep in the record box for a selection of tunes old and new. Some have been slept on, some you will probably know and some are brand new. But all of them are bangers and worthy of a reload. For this show they are joined by Dan Mogridge serving up an incredible guest mix.

Keep in touch with the Bashy Beats crew on Facebook  and don’t forget the one stop shop

iTunes link / Soundcloud link / Mixcloud link for the guest mix

Or just listen and download below!

The Shiso Room : 24.07.15 Download & Tracks

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“It be Lush in here it be”

Now we’ve got the house bug out of our system (almost), time to get right back to good old Shiso business. 2 hours of lovely chilled electronica, some classic rave stuff and the odd eclectic gem for good measure. It’s good to be back!
Keep it locked, Keep it Shiso.



Creedance Clearwater Revival – Long As I Can See The Light
Moonflowers – Get Higher (Get Dubber Mix)
COSTA! – Discoteca
Emancipator – Greenland
Ryo Utasato – Butterfly Kisses
Lanterns On The Lake – Picture Show
Fakear – Asakusa
Rone – Apache
Thylacine – Anthem
Meat Beat Manifesto – Radio Babylon
Primal Scream – Don’t Fight It Feel It (Scat Mix)
Addex – Envision (Harlem Knights Remix)
London Grammar – Strong (Claude VonStroke Remix)
Fakear – Skyline
Thylacine – Closing Feat. Dyllan
Yama Yapa – Auf Ihrer Seite
Ryo Utasato – Personal Effects
Frost Light Project – Deep Into The Misty Mountains
Rone – Bachi Bouzouk
Thylacine – Obsession Feat. Nina Lili J
Digital Impression – Changes
London Grammar – Sights (Tourist Remix)
H.O.S.H. – Better & Sweet (Audio Fly Remix)
Nadja Lind – See Beyond


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Yes folks it’s time for another guest selector on The Bashy Beats Show and we are delighted to be welcoming Dan Mogridge along to do the honours. The show will go out Thursday 23rd July from 8 to 10pm with the first hour being the usual romp through the musical genre’s with Richie Blood, then he’ll hand over to Dan for the second hour.

Want to know what to expect from Dan? Well we asked him and this is what he said.

“I’m a DJ from South East London mostly known for disco, house, DJ’ing at friends weddings and happy hardcore (less said about that the better). This is a mix that contains tunes that I always found myself playing on a Friday night while slightly ‘refreshed’. On a more sober reflection, I realised they were all a similar BPM and thought that they would make a good mix. So hope you enjoy it.”  

If you like this mix, or if you’re after a wedding DJ (!) check out some of his other mixes here:



Optiv and BTK – Dive Bomb [Virus Recordings] / VRS033 (Release 15.06.15)

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Optiv and BTK – Dive Bomb [Virus Recordings]

VRS033 (Release 15.06.15)

Coming next on the always massive Virus Recordings is the Dive Bomb EP from Optiv and BTK. Together, the two producers have as much experience and know how as anyone in the game, and, coupled with that, only ever put out the finest quality neurofunk drum & bass. Fans and supporters have come to know them for the speaker-bursting bass and on-point beats, and they are at their very best on the new release for Virus.

Four tracks, which include appearances from Maztek and MC Kryptomedic, all show off different shades of the musicians’ art, and all show off the power and precision of what they do.

‘Divebomb’ Optiv & BTK continue to bring their unique blend of funk-bass precision slammers to Virus Recordings and this is a perfect example of why they are so highly regarded in the scene. Bring on the bombs! ‘Dark Ryder’ Elemental tech-bass and their trademark razor sharp production abound as Optiv & BTK continue their mission to blow up the dancefloor.

‘SMMF’ Featuring the vocal talents of MC Kryptomedic…this is total Virus style future-funk with badass breaks and oldschool rap vocal intro brought to you by BTK and Maztek. ‘Inside Out’ The final instalment brings back the super-team of Optiv and BTK to finish off completely slaying the dancefloor with the most futuristic bassline funk out there!

01. Divebomb
02. Dark Ryder
03. SMMF (BK & Maztek Feat. MC Kryptomedic)
04. Inside Out



The Shiso Room / DJs At Work : 17.07.15 Download & Tracks

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“DJs at Work Version”

That’s right Brappers, your regular Friday night host Mr. Woods has gone to entertain the masses at Beatherder Festival 2015 this weekend and we all wish him the best. So our very own Bez has jumped in to keep the D.J.A.W. Show on the road.
Keeping it all things house & dirty, with a Shiso twist.



Kiki – Good Voodoo
Andrea Fissore – Ask Yourself
Channel X – Ticket
dOP – 36500 Days
Sideshow – If Alone (Chateau Flight Remix)
Jay Tripwire Pres 8 Channels – Control
Peace Division – Eh Oh Um
Rocco – Da Men (Dub)
Jeremy – Rhythmus
Green Velvet – Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Mix)
Loco Dice – Slow Moves
Maya Jane Coles – No Stick
Booka Shade – Love Inc.
Butch & Benjamin Franklin – Highbeams (Maceo Plex Remix)
Thylacine – Dad (Feat. Camille Després)
Florian Meindl – Forget The World
Kyle Geiger – Better Late Than Ever
Frost – Da Drop Suri (Rhaddo Edit)