More N.Irish talent this time from Swoose and Cromby. They regularly play out across Belfast, London and had a smasher of a set at Berlin’s Panorama Bar. We look forward to hearing them spin at AVA festival again this year on home turf and as always we hit them up to see what they had been up to:
“Swoose: I’ve been getting the head down in the studio as well as gigging around London. Got some good material down, just need to get it mastered and out to labels. We just recently got taken on @ orchid am artists too which is exciting
Cromby: I’ve just recently got keys to a new studio in Berlin and been working on new material also. We are planning to record some stuff together soon, just trying to fit it around our working schedules.
We both setup a hidden group on FB where we swapped records each day and whittled them down to an hours worth.
Since we only had an hour we wanted to make something that you can enjoy during the day, before going on a night out and at an afters (mainly )”
“Swoose: I’ve got my residencies each month in London as well as gigs @ the nest with Lovebirds & Pional.
Cromby: Instore at OYE records on the 27/04 and Chalet, Berlin on the 01/05 . New EP coming out in the summer too to keep an eye out for. We are both performing together next at AVA festival in Belfast”
FMB MIXTAPE 75 | SWOOSE & CROMBY
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Krywald and Farrer really know how to bring the party having been Percolate residents from the off. We look forward to seeing their star rise as they move into the production and edits world. As always we caught up with them to see whats been going on.
“Working hard on new music, a remix for Afriquoi due out on Record Store Day and featured in the mix, an EP due out soon on W&O Street Tracks a few other ones too early to tell and super excited about Persies 004 which we are due to finish this week.
Krywald has just moved into a new pad up in Clapton and we’ve just got the new set up sorted which is looking naughty. It was the first one we’ve put together in there.
All things Bicep we didn’t want to hold back with this one so went fully in on the party from start to finish.”
“We have a few bits to finish in the studio, some really exciting ones, one project is a bit different from our usual output so happy to get that out. We have a busy festival schedule approaching launching with Gottwood, Percolate gigs too with Queen’s Yard Party and the Liverpool launch approaching and Persies 004 out real soon. We will also shortly be annoucing dates for the small re-press of 001 and 002.”
FMB MIXTAPE 74 | KRYWALD AND FARRER
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This week we have the great In Flagranti delivering the FMB podcast. Their upcoming mixtape album ‘Sprezzatura’ is coming out on 14th April on Codek. We have caught up with them to hear more about the mix, what they’ve been up to and future plans:
“Sasa: We have just released a new 12” ep featuring Schaltkreis Wassermann with lost and found recordings from 1980, PJ Wassermann on LSD twiddling with an Arp 2600 and recording direct to reel to reel tape with remixes by Toby Tobias and Vahagn. At the same time working the PR for our 4rth Album Sprezzatura which will be released on April 14th
Sasa: Since we both live in different countries, Alex in Basel and I bouncing between Paris and London it was difficult to do a mix together and we usually don’t play back to back as we have a different style of djing.
Alex had this half hour mix he’s done a while back with some of his edits and then I did the intro and outro of the mix, basically edited into his mix. The Idea was, how do we show our individuality in to a one hour mix that would reflect our style of djing. I play more new music where Alex is the crate digger and always brings out some old stuff I haven’t heard of.. that’s the In Flagranti blend.”
“Sasa: Apologies that it’s just me talking here but Alex is on holidays at the moment and taking care of merchandise manufacturing.. once the Album Sprezzatura is released we got another ep lined up for a beginning of summer release called Camelwalk which will feature Italian dj/producer/musician DJ Rocca playing flute on a In Flagranti track with remixes by Mexican producer Inigo Vontier and Spain’s Rayko pluse bonus beat on vinyl and digital.”
FMB MIXTAPE 73 | IN FLAGRANTI
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O’Flynn joined us at our Birmingham Feel My Bicep show in December last year. His productions on Blip Disc’s have caught the ears of all sorts. We are looking forward to hearing more from this relatively new comer. Here he is telling us more about his recent endeavours.
“Been trying to finish up my next 12, that’s almost there and hopefully will be out fairly soon! Working on an album as well for down the line. Been playing some sets around England as well, have had some great crowds to play to recently.
Mix was recorded with two pioneer 1000’s, a technics 1210 and a pioneer DJM 600 mixer in my room.
I wanted to translate how a club set might come across from me. In previous mixes I’ve done for online magazines I have been a bit more precious with tracks and put in stuff I wouldn’t play in a club. This mix is a load of tunes I’ve been playing out recently and some brand new stuff as well.”
“Playing some gigs around England, finishing up my next 12 and working on my album as well as a few remixes, but I don’t know if they will ever see the light of day.”
FMB MIXTAPE 72 | O’FLYNN
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Local Belfast lad and Braveheart aficionado Jack Hamill aka Space Dimension Controller is delivering the FMB mixtape this week. Check out his new EP on R&S which came out last week. As usual we had a chat with him to see what he’s been up to:
“Been working hard in the studio on music and released EXOSTACK on R&S Records. Not released on that label in years so it was nice to do something with them again. Been reworking my live set around some ideas I had about the release so thats been fun too.
Recorded the mix pretty much in one evening at my studio! Mix between vinyl and Ableton.
Wanted to do something natural and with an acidic pulse so it took me a while to go back through my records. Really difficult to remember all these tracks so it took a while.”
“Japan, Australia and I’m building an immersive cinema screen in Rye Wax as part of the London launch for the new 12″. You will be able to watch the video in the tiny private screen at the end of March + I have Renaat (owner of R&S) doing the a talk + ill also perform live.”
FMB MIXTAPE 71 | SPACE DIMENSION CONTROLLER
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