Sinden is at the forefront of a new genre blending, boundary-blurring generation of producers with his production partner ‘The Count’ aka Hervé . The Count & Sinden’s Bleeper hit the dance-floors across the planet introducing their unique bass-heavy, ragga/rave sound into clubs everywhere. Sinden is currently touring Australia and New Zealand and those who aren’t in that part of the world can enjoy 2 shows live on Awdio.com, the first on Friday 3 Avril with Fake Blood at Coherent and then on the 4th April live from Sandwiches in New Zealand.
The Count & Sinden - Beeper (featuring Kid Sister)
Every last Tuesday of the month Favela Chic Paris is taken over by the local presenters of Africamix on local radio station Africa N°1. Anasthasie and the Groove Deluxe crew (Uncle T and Vr The Legend) mix the best Afro-inspired beats. This month special guest Masnour Diallo will be performing a live concert to showcase his forthcoming album. Originally from Dakar, this singer was the instigator of the group BBC Sound System in 1992 and continues to combine traditional music and electronic sounds. All this will be broadcast live tonight (Tues 31 March) from Favela Chic on Awdio.com from 8pm.
Funkademia has been running in Manchester for the last 13 years becoming the longest running club night in the city. Their wining recipe of disco, funk and soul spun by resident DJs Dave ‘Redsoul’ Wareing and Neil Smallridge has gained them over 17,000 members. Their current residency is now held every Saturday at the stylish One Central Street bar/club and will be broadcast live on Awdo.com.
Chicago-born Juan Lopez aka Johnny Fiasco began his career as a DJ at some of the first underground house parties in Chicago, and in 88 he landed a residency at Smart Bar with Mark Farina. 20 years on Johnny has been engaging new audiences with The "Klassik Fiasco" re-releases as well as a tour de force. The masterful and accomplished Fiasco continually reinvents himself through his timeless house music creations. Tonight (Friday 27th March) you can hear him spinning live on Awdio.com from the Oseao & Juno Party at the Miami WMC. We asked Johnny a little more about himself: Read the interview
Please introduce yourself:
"My name is Juan Lopez otherwise known as the tequila drinking Johnny Fiasco or Juan De La Madre.I am a producer and Dj from chicago and I still have real turntables, cassette decks and real synths!"
How long have you been DJing/Producing and how did you get started?
"I've been Djing and producing for 20 years now (wheww that's a load off my back!) I got started in the era of hot-mix music in chicago mid 1980's and it was totally non-intentional... believe it? My buddies decided to go from throwing rock shows to little house parties and well, they got really big. When the parties stopped, I kept moving on, and on, and on..."
Your hometown is Chicago, which is a key location for house music. Has living there been important for your development as a DJ and producer?
"It's a great hub city for traveling everywhere and I doubt I would be a producer had I not lived in the house mecca of the universe. There was no escaping house music here... at all. Although things here have changed a great deal, there is still a pretty good core of support for the culture, although not officially by Chicago which is LAME but that might change in time. The city of Chicago has never cared much about our business and all we have to show for it is a street named after "Frankie Knuckles". Outside of that, you still gotta dig to find the parties! The amount of historical talent here is amazing and will definitely continue to influence future producers all over the globe."
Is Chicago still as important as it was within the electronic music scene and what are recent developments?
"I don't think it is at the moment, but it's a business that tends to focus on key cities and sounds. I have no doubt that it will point back to the windy city. We have our fair share of up and coming producers (not even referring to the played out Kanye West) and it's all about timing, critical timing. I think once the market shifts and people want to hear a dirtier, organic and soulful sound they might look here again."
You will be in Miami for the Oseao/Juno Party on Friday, have you played in Miami before, what are your expectations?
"I've played many times in Miami for WMC but never have many expectations, I just want warm weather. It's been a brutal winter here.. time for some sun and Cuban food and Tequila my friend! Would you like another shot?"
What does the Winter Music Conference represent to you?
"Myspace, Facebook and Twitter all ending up at Wet Willies.... It's just a great place to mingle with peeps and make new friends conduct some business and if your lucky, you might get some sleep!"
What are you working on at the moment?
I am currently working on a track with Chuck Love for an Om Records 15 years anniversary compilation. It's gonna be a downtempo organically synthetic moody vibe. I am diggin it now! A few other singles on the table as well.
What are the benefits to having your sets broadcast live on the internet via a website such as Awdio.com?
"It's like sampling the food before ya eat it! The real deal.. no if and or buts! Raw and unedited. Kinda like real life eh?"
What are your hopes and fears for 2009?
"It's all hope and no fear.. Things will get better, louder and happiness is there if you choose it. Dick Cheney will suffer and gunshot wound while hunting with George Bush, not once but TWICE!"
What is the ideal soundtrack for driving around Chicago?
"Oh that would be 'Computer World' by Kraftwerk. A nice long cruise down Lake Shore Drive will lift your spirits every time!"
What is your greatest Fiasco?
"I'd say not wanting to learn how to play accordion at the age of 8. My father insisted that my brother and I learn to play and actually took us for lessons...I was in total defiance! I was pretty set on learning guitar. Looking back now I think I should have given it a serious try!"
La Dame Noir started as a music blog and then become a real life venue in Marseilles with a quality sound system pumping out dark disco beats. This bar/club has become popular strictly through word of mouth and Awdio members will now be able to enjoy the music they play. On Saturday (27th March) it’s the official launch on Awdio with DJs Relatif Yann & Phred from Non è Posssible.
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Tonight the first of four Beatport Pool Parties goes live from the Winter Music Conference in Miami. The line up isn’t for lightweights with non other than A-Trak, Tommie Sunshine, Funkagenda and Juan Mac all spinning by the pool. Forgot your bathing suit? Don’t worry you can listen in from your bath live on Awdio.com
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The Paris based record shop My Electro Kitchen celebrates two years of quality ear food by taking over the Rex with a great local line up. The sounds will be as diverse as the shop moving from the sexiest house to over excited electro featuring the good looking duo Luluxpo, the hard working record label owner Cosmo Vitelli and the multi facetted Manu le Malin aka The Driver. Those who are in Paris get in first if they wear a tie and sunglasses, or you can always do the same at home & listen to the event in real time tonight on Awdio.com.