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BnB Interview: Russell Reid

“It was quite and open brief, so I started experimenting with gelling images of humans, animals and random objects together until they looked twisted and often quite disturbed. They loved the designs and the rest is history.”

As mentioned previously, I was going to be interviewing Russ Reid of Wasted Heroes ahead fo the #CircusX celebrations this weekend. The result was an insightful look into the world of club design. Hit the quote to head to the interview.

Wasted Heroes & Circus X

There’s an oft forgotten role in clubland. Whilst we move to the sounds of DJs, crowd around in clubs, and give our money to the promoters wily enough to orchestrate it all for us, one role is crucial in garnering our attention in the first place – the graphic designer. One of those who has had a particularly dynamic role in clubland is Russell Reid, who is undergoing something of a furtive period right now. As the lead designer for Circus for nigh on the entirety of their ten years, he’s been responsible for iconic designs such as the following masterpiece:

Russ has a three day epic weekend rolling up for his wares and club involvement, with Circus turning ten with two shows In London and Liverpool and him hosting Space’s El Salon for the We Love closing party on Sunday 30th September. Featuring at the shows are the likes of Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Bicep (who headline El Salon at Space), Sascha Dive, Yousef (obviously) and Riva Starr, whilst a gluttony of artists have been pcitured wearing Russ’ eye catching Circus X merchandise in recent months. One of them being a rather well know grinning superstar who appears at the top of this page.

I’ll be posting more details in the upcoming days on some interviews with Russ as well as one or two places you can win some of his clobber. However until then head over to the Wasted Heroes website and the Circus X merchandise mini-site if you want to get your hands on the clothing sooner.

Head here for full details for Circus London with Yousef, Riva Starr, Sascha Dive and more.

The Liverpool counterpart with Sasha, Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Yousef, Davide Squillace and Lewis Boardman is via this link.

Peep the below sampler for Yousef’s brand new album ‘A Product of Your Environment’.

BICEP Launch label with Vision of Love (preview EP)

Those lovable doyens of House and disco Bicep have a label out. Anyone who has spent more than five minutes on their blog knows they have impeccable taste worthy of the Greek Gods, as well as a penchant for similarly dressed Adonises (the images on their site are almost as good as the music). I will be amazed if this doesn’t equate to a ridiculously essential label in mere months.

Unsure of their pedigree? check out the below mix they contributed for We Love last year, for whom they have held a residency this summer, which one year on is still the kind of hot and sweaty musical selections that give me a boner. Aural viagra.

Nelski Live 2012 Preview ahead of Uber show

Uber has always been a favourite club of mine, bringing discerning house and techno to the rather strange but rather fun city of Carlisle. And this Easter Sunday they have James Zabiela making his debut; scchhhawing!

Above though is the preview Nelski has done for his live show which he will be showcasing at Uber alongside Zabiela. You can read an exclusive interview with him over here on Skiddle.

Full details about the event are as follows…

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!

We Love 2012 Podcast 2

Ibiza. It’s on the way!

To get you in the mood for the White Isle you don’t get much more balearic than the best night at Space and their podcast series, even more Ibizan when you think the main focus is Heritage, the project between legendary DJ Alfredo and his son Jamie. New music from Blondes and Salude also make this delectable ray of sunshine all the more worth while.

For more information on We Love just head here.

Jem Haynes Interview on beatsandbeyond

“Fantazia, Castle Donington 1993, Jem Haynes, Public Enemy, James Brown, Grooverider, The Prodigy, Leftfield and Carl Cox. I would have to play Knights of the Jaguar by DJ Rolando even though it wasn’t made yet! IMAGINE!”

Follow the above quote to see the interview that dropped just before Christmas with We Love resident and house lothario Jem Haynes. Easily the best answer to one of my ‘dream situation’ questions yet!

We Love Ibiza 2011 Podcast Episode 19 – Groove Armada

Brand new We Love Podcast. Blurb below ho:

It’s the second of our monthly winter podcasts and we’ve got a special set from our residents Groove Armada recorded live on the Space Terrace on August 28th, plus a look ahead to the busy festive party season with We Love’s music director Mark Broadbent and tour manager Andy Livesey, who’s gone from flyering in San Antonio to flying to Dubai , all for the cause of a good party. Music comes courtesy of Kenny Dope, Waifs & Strays and Groove Armada, who are all playing at We Love events in December.

The podcast is hosted by Andy Wilson

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