Oh yes, it’s that time of year again when the ghosts and the ghouls come out to play and we can dress up as our own worst nightmares (well for most of us anyway, some people do it all the time). It’s also a great excuse to have a party and there are some amazing events going on all over the world. So if you’re too scared to go out, you’ve been out and want more, or you’re having your own spooky affair at home with some like minded spirits, here’s a little potpourri of the parties happening live on Awdio.com. Read more
Of course the US venues are all doing Halloween big time. At Sullivan Room they’re doing it a day early with Underworld- The Carnival of the souls with DJs Templar and BrideofWire spinning Coldwave and Death Disco. Then they do it again on the 31st with DJ T! You can meet the Thriller in the Village at Drom with DJ Velocity spinning a mixed bag, at Sutra they’re getting a scary Face Lift by Kitty City and at Temple in San Francisco it’s a break beat bonanza with DJ Icon spinning at their Haunted Temple. South East Asia is also big on Halloween. Yumla’s DJs Frederik Borgesius, Basil Tam celebrate in style, Singapour’s Zouk club will feature a night of dance floor hits played by DJB and Tony Tay and at Bed Supperclub be prepared for some scary BEDtime stories. Oooooooooh. Londoners will also have a taste of vampire blood at The Big Chill Bar where Count Voodoo is hosting a ‘I Spit on your Rave’ Halloween Special. In Marseilles the Non E Possible crew will be in full disguise at La Dame Noir and the most original night has to be at Vegas in Sao Paulo. It’s a Tikkiabilly Halloween with Long Tall Texans and Big Nitrons playing mental and punk for a real hardcore night out that’ll give you the willies. How will you be celebrating the night if the dead?
Mezzanine de L'Alcazar, one of Paris’ most chic DJ bars and restaurants, have done it again. The release of their compilation CD Volume 8 is due for release on Nov 2nd on Defected Records. As with all their compilations this is a double CD, with a ‘Dinner’ time mix by Wattfutureez takes through a sophisticated selection of tracks to dine to (or any other activity that requires relaxation). Read more
You can enjoy tracks by Rich Medina, Lisa Shaw and The Rurals. The second opus is ‘Dance’ mixed by a DJ that Awdio listeners will be well familiar with, Michael the Ibiza anthem ‘La Mezcla’, as well as Micheal Canitrot’s own vocal house hit ‘Desire’. So when you’re done with Dinner (and co) then it’s time to get those arms in the air and get down to some serious body action. Awdio has 5 double compilations to give away to Awdio Newsletter subscribers and you will be able to enjoy the official launch party live on Awdio.com from Alcazar on 5th November.
The now legendary Belgian club Café d’Anvers, has become as famous as chocolate and chips since it opened its doors in a medieval church setting, located in the red light district of Antwerp in 1989. Twenty years on they can be proud of what they have brought to the city and to European clubbing, inviting international artists from the electronic scene to the club. Read More
All the big names have graced the decks at Café d’Anvers, from Ken Ishii to Derrick May and Felix the House Cat and even Bob Sinclar. Whether it is soulful uplifting house, banging techno or deep minimal sounds, this club has been open to all these variants in dance music. To celebrate in style they will be organising a series of 4 events over October, November and December featuring top names such as Kevin Saunderson, Timo Maas and Sven Vath. The celebrations begin on Saturday 31st October with US Detroit Techno veteran Kevin Saunderson, and a live set from the excellent Swedish techno producer Aril Brikha. Those not in Antwerp this weekend for Halloween can enjoy this techno bonanza live on Awdio.com!
Bristol has been a musical hub in the UK since Massive Attack and Portishead but this west of England old port town, on the world musical map. It has also been an integral part of the thriving British dub-step scene and is truly one of the most exciting musical cities in England. So, it makes total sense that the Big Chill group has opened a bar in Bristol, ‘The Big Chill Bar Bristol’ featuring regular guests from the burgeoning local scene. Read more
The bar is so spanking new that they only just opened in October with Awdio.com streaming all their events live, from day one! Spearheaded by local promoters Dave Smeaton and James Savage with plenty of bar experience over the past twenty years, so Big Chill Bristol is in safe hands. Expect plenty of groove, showcases from local labels as well as en excellent daytime selection all live on Awdio, so check here for upcoming events, or go to 15 Small Street, Bristol and check it out for yourselves!
Any self respecting Hip Hop fan will have heard about the scratching and mixing techniques made famous by The Beat Junkies, the LA based collective comprising of J.Rocc, DJ Curse, Rhettmattic, Babu, Melo-D, DJ What, Mr. Choc and Shortkut. Their signature music formula has become internationally labeled as the "Beat Junkie Style". Read More
These musicians have mastered the ability to combine precision, along with the DJ techniques of the blend and the scratch to create compositions that cannot be imitated. 4 of the crew J.Rocc, Babu, Shortkut and Mr. Choc have taken the time in out their busy international schedule to host a unique night of Hip Hop artistry, ‘Night Life’, at New York’s Sutra Lounge from 9pm local time. This show will be streamed live on Awdio.com for the rest of the world so stay home and keep locked on!
Those who tuned into Awdio.com last week to the truly excellent live performance by the Roots and Q Tip at Terminal5 in New York will remember this superb rendition of ‘Bonita ’. You missed it? Check out this great video footage of the event: HERE
The CMJ film and music marathon festival takes over New York up until the 24th November, with a whole host of bands and live acts bringing music to the city. It has been declared by CBS News, that this festival is about the hunt for the next sound to love. Well, this is right up our street so the fact that some of the showcases will be streamed live from Drom New York on Awdio.com is very exciting news. Read More
The concerts kick off tonight (Wednesday 21st October) with Brooklyn Bodega showcasing Pac Div, Big Sean, Jesse Boykins III, Diamond District and DJ Parler. On Thursday (22nd Oct) Shempseed present some world fusion with Electro Morocco, describe, Diwon, Kosha Dillz, Eprhyme, Darshan, Dreams in Static and Balagan. For something more Latino and Soul, tune in on Friday to concerts by Roberto Poveda, Rosalia, Ihsan and The Gif, one of New York’s best underground MCs. None of these acts maybe familiar to you today, but just remember this festival is about the new sounds of tomorrow, so be the first to be in the know. Log onto Drom and open those ears!
British dance music duo Basement Jaxx have become household names since their first album Remedy was released in 1999 featuring the absolutely massive dance anthems ‘Red Alert’ and Jump n’ Shout’, bringing ragga style vocals to house music. Ten years on they have released their 5th album Scars bringing together a whole host of different artists including Yoko Ono, Santigold, Yo! Majesty and Kellis under one bizarre album covered CD. Read more
Should we be asking where their heads 're at? Expect the bouncy bass lines and unlikely genre blending that they are known for, but this by no means a dance album. Scars is a very mixed bag of catchy songs, some experimental stuff and surprising vocal work. Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliff (aka Basement Jaxx) will be stopping at Paris’ Showcase venue to promote their new album as part of their European tour. This DJ set is to be streamed LIVE on Awdio.com on Friday 23rd October at 2am. Not to be missed under any pretext! Awdio will be giving away 5 places to this event to Awdio Newsletter subscribers.
Electronic music lovers in London will certainly already have partyed at the new T Bar since its reopening in Aldgate last June. This venue was the prime spot to hear local and international electro and minimal house DJs in Shoreditch for 5 years, creating a stable following and maintaining a free admission policy. Read More
The new T Bar has perpetuated this ethos and continues to host nights featuring the most forward thinking DJs and labels. Great for Londoners you say, but what about the rest of us? Well this is the best bit, T Bar is now back on the Awdio network, so all that quality forward thinking house from Phonica Records, Mobilee, Zombie Disco Squad and loyal old time regulars like Rob Mello. We'll keep you posted for upcoming events live from T -Bar.