FMB MIXTAPE 69 | LONE

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This time around we’re stoked to welcome Matt Cutler aka Lone onto our mix series. The head honcho of MagicWire, Matt has also released his music since 2007 on seminal labels like R&S Records, Werk Discs, Beat Records and more. Over the years, he’s crafted and grafted to earn his following, and this mix helps to illustrate why his success is so far-reaching. As you dive in, have a read below to find out what has been taking up his time recently.

“Been solidly wrapping up tracks for release this year. Ended up ditching about 5 months worth of material and made an EP in just under a week, so there’s tons of stuff knocking around at the moment!

The mix was recorded in my front room in Hackney on the cdj’s + a few records. 

I wanted to capture a snapshot of being at home and listening to tunes with friends, nothing too calculated and overly thought out, hopefully capturing a vibe and showcasing what I’m collecting / listening to / making at the moment – there’s a couple of new unreleased things from me thrown in for good measure.”

Up next…

“Preparing releases, DJing, doing live shows – the usual really :)”

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FMB MIXTAPE 68 | MAGNIER (THE HOUSE OF DISCO)

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Delighted to have Magnier  from The House Of Disco delivering this week’s FMB mixtape. The guys have been running a blog, a label and a series of events in London for over 5 years, the next one coming up is next week with Hammer. As usual we caught up wit him to see what he’s been up to:

“I’ve just moved to Amsterdam from London after 8 years there so between that and running all the House of Disco stuff it’s been pretty hectic, the good kind of hectic though. I also have another anonymous label (ohhhh mysterious) that I run with a friend and have been playing lots of gigs around Europe, so getting to meet/work with so many great people which all which adds to the fun.

I haven’t got a proper setup in Amsterdam yet, I’m one turntable short at the moment, and seeing as I was travelling in Sri Lanka over the holidays I decided to dust off my copy of Ableton for recording this mix and do it on the go. As I mostly record mixes live with decks it was nice to revisit a different method. I forgot how much you can mess around with tracks & loops in Ableton and how much craic it is, such a time rabbit-hole.

As I run ‘House of Disco’ people tend to think of me as a disco dj only, which really isn’t true. For this mix I wanted to indulge my love of Science Fiction, I daydream about space all the time and I wanted to put together something to get your mind wandering but that’s also got a bit of an energy to it. I also didn’t want the pace to be too frantic, that’s not very conducive to daydreaming. I left a lot of the tracks quite long so you get the full journey.

 Next up I have gigs in Amsterdam, Beirut & Istanbul and London where I’m playing with Hammer as part of the new series of House of Disco parties. Next release on the label is an EP from Aroop Roy and then another EP from Harry Wolfman shortly afterwards. Apart from that I’m just gonna keep putting out & playing out music I love and hope that it keeps me smiling and people dancing.”

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FMB MIXTAPE 67 | TIMMY STEWART

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Belfast local hero and Extended Play head honcho Timmy Stewart has delivered a killer mix packed with both his own material under different guises and other great tracks past, present and future. The Belfast electronic music community owes a lot to this guy so get your ears round the mix without delay.  We had a chat with him to hear what he’s been up to:

“I’ve been kind of flat out of late, I jacked my day job in when we started the weekly night institute parties and haven’t looked back. This has meant constant juggling of the promotion involved there with having a young family, running our label and getting into my studio quite a bit more too. I’ve three new production projects coming this year, a couple feature in the mix.

The mix was recorded in my man cave during the day when my son was in school and my little girl was napping. This one was done in ablefriend, as I could rip bits of vinyl and tackle in stages, (naps don’t last that long unfortunately). I usually have to barricade the door with a flight case in the evening if I want to be completely uninterrupted.

It’s a bit of everything I love in interesting electronic music, the aim was to squeeze loads of influences in but retaining a flow and not just being a load of brand new music. Vintage, new, edited & unreleased bits all in there!”

Up next…

“Presently in the middle of locking down the bookings at the club & starting to take the night on the road. JMX and I have just sketched out the first half of the year’s singles on Extended Play which includes an album project from Batara & myself. Releasing the first edits from the Black Bones project and launching a new live act with a local artist and friend Neil Kerr called Mount Palomar. Trying not to kill my kids. :/”

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FMB MIXTAPE 66 | SUGARHOUSE RECORDS

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This week delivering the FMB mix we’ve got the Sugarhouse Records guys: Maurice, Roy, Seb and Jamie who run the label out of Sugarhouse Studios in Bermondsey. As usual we caught up with them tho hear what they’ve been up to recently:  

“We recently moved our studio from Stratford to Bermondsey, so we’ve been settling into our new place and getting down to business on some new tracks. We’ve been giving ourselves RSI by stamping up the second release on Bouncin, our edits sub label, which is out this month . We’ve also been doing DJ sets here and there, as well as fulfilling our residency at a bi-monthly party called Paradise Loft.

Two of the label co-founders, Jamie Paul and Maurice Jnr, recorded the mix in Jamie’s living room one rainy Saturday afternoon. We used two 1210s, a Pioneer Mixer and a stack of records.

Our DJ sets can be quite eclectic but, for this mix, we wanted to play some of the house records we’ve been enjoying most over the past few months, as well as showcasing some upcoming Sugarhouse bits.

After BOUNCIN002 (Maurice Jnr / Roy Rozell – Interlude / This Girl), we’ll be releasing SUGAR003 into the world – the new EP from Maurice Jnr & Seb Miguel. We’re hoping 2017 will be a busy year for us with new releases from the crew on Sugarhouse and other labels. We’re also on the lookout for some new artists to bolster the Sugarhouse roster.”

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FMB MIXTAPE 65 | BRASSICA

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What better way to round off the year with a podcast from Brassica. His Time Tunnel Ep is out on FMB now and his live show at our Warehouse Project event was a highlight. We are looking forward to hosting him at Shine on Boxing Night as well as making more plans for 2017. Here he is telling us what he’s been up to:

“Picking magic mushrooms in the Kent countryside, eating them, freaking out. Producing various kinds of music, mastering and mixing for other people and trying to get better at writing club music for my own amusement. Endlessly trying to perfect the Brassica live set. Learning the art of DJing for the last year or so. I’m a little late to the game but I’m enjoying the break from just production all day and I’m getting better all the time. I’ve been putting on some small club nights in my hometown of Folkestone, so I’ve been getting a fair bit of practice. Big up Bank Bar.     

I don’t own decks right now, so I recorded the mix roughly in Ableton with a MIDI controller and then tidied a bit afterwards. Recorded in my living room with my cat Benson onlooking.  

If the universe ever grants me the opportunity to be a full-time DJ, I’d play this kinda shit. It’s also where I’m aiming to take my productions too. I was mostly freeballing and having fun. Fun is becoming my main objective for music.”

Up next…

“Playing some DJ/Live Shows.. 

26th Dec @ Shine, Belfast.

31st Dec @ Family, Folkestone.

6th Jan @ Sameheads, Berlin.

27th Jan @ TBC, Manchester.

24th Feb @ Bloc, East London.

31st March @ Corsica Studios. 

..and constantly striving to make better, harder, weirder, more impactful, more animated, more memory-inducing, more emotionally engaging records.”

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