General Jimmy

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Vote for Joshua Brooks

Manchester’s snug as a bug small venue Joshua Brooks is up for an award in DJMag’s Best of British poll, an award ceremony that doesn’t tend to get treated with the ludicrous disdain and anger thrown towards it’s sister top 100 poll, which is after all a popularity contest. This is exactly the same, but seeing as it’s voted for mainly by people who share the same values, if not tastes, as the angry pitchfork wielding hordes that get very embattled every Autumn, people don’t get quite as narky. Which is nice; no-one likes being lairy!

Anyway, there’s all sorts of people up for awards including previous incumbents of nice words on these pages Andrew Weatherall, Sankeys, Bicep and Erol Alkan, but I’d definitely implore you to vote for Joshua brooks because it really is great. That’s all I’m going to say. Follow this link to the Facebook app for voting.

T.E.E.D. – Essential Mix (2012-08-18)

TEED’s brand of infectious pop flavoured electro house has been a bit of a festival favourite in 2012, but perhaps the most eye popping thing we’ve seen from them recently is the WHP he’s curated, with Derrick Carter, Todd Terje and an abundance of chunky funk loving house and disco heads.

That musical template is evident here on this essential mix, fleeting between the likes of The Tom Tom Club, Eats Everything, Scuba, Dusky and i:Cube. Almost as much fun as wearing his headgear must be.

DISCOTECA POCA… Presents an evening with DUSKY

“Dusky have tapped into something, a universal – an essence that excites DJs and clubbers across the dance divide. Lee Foss included their track ‘Tyto Alba’ on his recent RA podcast; Jamie Jones dropped it at DC10 closing in Ibiza; Paul Woolford and Sasha are rinsing their tracks; bass bods T.Williams, Loefah and Boddika are pushing ‘em; and let’s not forget plays from the Radio 1 bigwigs, like Pete Tong, Toddla T, Rob Da Bank, hell, even Zane Lowe.” – DJ Magazine

Due to Djing near enough every weekend horribly unsociable hours, I don’t go out much in Liverpool. One gaffe I make an exception for is Discoteca Poca. I’ve reviewed their greatness before and there’s always fun to be had when they turn the hold in the Shipping Forecast into a great little rave den. Following on hot on the heels of Dyed Soundorom’s cracker last month, they’ve got Dusky on board this time, the duo that have ditched prog to great effect with some groove heavy assaults. I’ll ‘sadly’ be running wild on Las Ramblas for the Off Sonar festivities, but if you are in Liverpool you know what to do.

Full details can be found here. Peep Dusky’s killer mix for Clash as well.

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