General Jimmy

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Residents Rule – Ian Blevins

“If I had to pick one that changed how I looked at Djing and playing music it would be probably Theo Parrish one hazy morning at the Southport Weekender playing mid morning til close. Unbelievable music and fantastic programming. That for me is the most important part of playing records.”

My day job involves working with the delightful We Love… Space and part of that involves sourcing blog content. We’ve recently been doing a mixture of residents rule and Friends and Family posts, focusing on the unsung heroes of We Love (the regular residents) and the family that has been a part of everything they’ve done. North East jock Blevins was covered on this one; click the quote to see it in full glory.

And the announcements are due soon for their summer start. The first wave of artist are insane!

X-Press 2 ‘The House of X-Press 2’ Mini-Mix

The House Of X-Press 2 [Album Minimix] by skintrecords

X-Press 2 are back. Now just Rocky and Diesel after Ashley Beedle pursued differing pastures, the duo are still one of the best in the business for dance music. Their history showcases it all, the early rave days where they were part of the burgeoning fanzine era of acid house (when the hooligans dropped the fights and raised the hands in the throes of acid house’s summer of love), they then made musical history with the killer ‘Muzik X-Press’. The late nineties was all about their killer six deck three mixer shows at superclubs like Cream and Bugged Out!, with a glut of tribal house records, not least the ice cannon homage that was ‘Smoke Machine‘. Oh and they did a record with the guy out Talking Heads.

Anyway, they’ve got a new album out which is something of a belyter. The above Soundcloud links direct to a downloadable min-mix, but you can stream ‘The House of X-Press 2’ directly as well here. Their show on Ministry of Sound Radio is also something of a must listen; follow this link.

They also play a global tour starting this weekend, taking in Carlisle’s Uber on Saturday 25th February.

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