The Noisily Festival is coming up on the 8th-12th July in Leicestershire, so we caught up with Specimen A, who is playing at the festival, to find out his essentials for surviving a summer festival.
1. Get yourself a good tent ! The first time I went to Glastonbury I borrowed my friends tent and he failed to tell me it wasn’t a tent, it was a fishing hut ! Make sure its a nice comfortable tent that you can have some relaxing time in, the bigger the better and preferably one that has a proper roof.
2. Money, lets face it, without money you can’t enjoy the festival in the way you want, so don’t turn up empty handed.
3. Drugs (The Prescription kind). Whether you need to take care of that headache or get off your tits, at some time or another you may want some drugs, so think ahead.
4. Wellington boots are a must. No one wants them outside of the festival but in a mud pit, the wellington boot wearers are loving it.
4. Umbrella. To accompany those boots, I would suggest this too.
5. Sun Glasses. On a brighter side of the weather debate, I also think you should pack some sun glasses.
6. Sun Block. To go with the sunglasses, you have to have sun block. Who’s the Squinty eyed Lobster ? Oh its you because you forgot your sunglasses and sun cream. Don’t be that person, protect yourself!
7. Booze. Booze is a good idea to take too unless you like waiting at the beer stand, also they don’t serve cider in 3 litre containers.
Also I think you should take a torch and a sleeping bag so you can find your way back to your tent and sleep it off. All that packed in your bag and I think you are set!.
Grab yourself a free download from Specimen A here
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Tony Records is excited to present their latest single just in time for spring, titled ‘I’ll Be Out’ by Aspire Sound aka Demarkus Lewis and Jacqueline Jaquez .
Demarkus Lewis was named Traxsource Jackin’ House Artist of the Year in 2014, a powerful follow-up to his many #1’s on Traxsource Dance Music Charts, while vocalist and A-List songwriter Jacqueline Jaquez, aka Jacq, achieved #1 on the Beatport Hip-Hop Chart as well as landing on Billboard’s Dance Chart in the top 20 in 2014. Her mainstream success is underscored by her passion for great House Music. Combined, the two are a collaborative ‘tour de force’ that is Aspire Sound, producing their signature concoction of underground house beats accented with Jacq’s silky, sultry jazz-pop vocals.
Other than the original mixes, they’ve also included 2 remixes in this package.
The original mix is impressive with its bass organ stabs, sophisticated sax, and spring/summertime groove. Next up, DJ/Producer Luis Radio has offered a quality mix with booming bass and classy keys not to mention a killer organ solo. While Paul Adam has offered a deeper mix with dramatic strings and nostalgic keys.
The reaction to their first single ‘I’ll Be Out’ has been tremendous, receiving an outstanding response at the 2015 Winter Music Conference in Miami, Florida. With an infectious upbeat groove and instantly memorable vocal hooks, it’s quickly building a buzz, soon to be landing on playlists worldwide.
Continually developing its ever-growing roster of talent Love & Other proudly welcome Jade Blue to the label for her debut release ‘Hardwired’.
Already building on huge support from Tchami, Zeds Dead, Oliver Heldens, DJ Cameo Mistajam and more – ‘Hardwired’ blends vocalist Shane Blackshaw’s soulful voice with Jade’s unique house infused bass heavy production.
‘Inside’ takes us back to the club with Jade showcasing her ability to capture the underground sound championed by DJ producers Hannah Wants, Chris Lorenzo, Low Steppa, and My Nu Leng.
With further releases in 2015 and strong support from both 1Xtra & BBC Radio 1 specialist shows, expect a great wave of new music from one of the hottest UK producers.
DEMON CLEANER, the drum & bass alter ego of the LA producer Heavenly Father at last surfaces from the darkness into the light with his album “Spirit Animals”. Offering an array of techy, intelligent and psychedelic dnb with experimental glitched-out organic soundscapes the LP shares the guidance of a shamanic journeymen. “Spirit Animals” will guide the wandering spirit to the trail of self exploration with a harmonious flow perfect for outdoor festival settings, desert adventures or private indulgences. There are also two halftime tracks that switch up the pace from the majority of the album’s drum & bass formula. Demon Cleaner’s signature west coast style stands out from the rest of the dnb out today setting the next bar for what “today’s standard” is to be.
Solsine return, pushing hard on the feel good button with their jungle infused track ‘Time’. Described by Company magazine as ‘pure raw talent’, vocalist Nadine Wild Palmer delivers an uplifting message that’s destined for the festival scene. Remixes come courtesy of Jesse Chords who reshapes the track into an eighties inspired summer sizzler and J.A.M who takes it on a long distance, pulsating drive through melancholic headiness. Solsine also serve up a deep slice of 2 Step with their second vision of the track.
Their first single ‘?Deeper,’ released March 2015 featuring The Voice 2015 singer and Rudimental top line writer Hannah Symons, gained support from DJs Mike Delinquent (Kiss), Charlie Tee, TS7 (Kiss Fresh) and DJ Woody (Capital Extra) and featured on Chicago EDM, Insomniac, EDM Network, Blink Box Music and The House Of Coxhead (Thomas Coxhead BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix).
Solsine formed mid 2014 and under different aliases, have performed on NME, Kiss FM, reached number one on The Hype Machine and remixed for artists including Soul II Soul and Florence And The Machine.
The London based duo and their close knit group of featured artists have collectively released with Island Records, Defected and Stealth. They have recently written songs for Rudimental’s album ‘Home’, performed on Tim Westwoods Crib sessions and supported Laura Mvula and Ella Eyre.
Aimed at the festival scene Solsine have been likened to Chase & Status for their varied style and to Rudimental for the highenergy performance they deliver on stage. In the last year they have performed at top London venues including Proud, 93 Feet East, Vice owned The Stillery, Kensington Roof Gardens and South London’s answer to carnival, Brixton Splash.
After supporting acts such as Scroobious Pip and Russell Lissack (Bloc Party) and with a return visit to Ibiza Rocks on the horizon 2015 is shaping up to be an exciting year.
After a slight hiatus we’re pleased to be back and extremely proud to present the latest addition to the Run Tingz Familia, Kursiva.
The Spanish producer has already been making waves in his home country and is sure to break further into the international scene over the next couple of years. The track features our trademark Reggae influences, some seriously heavyweight bass work and a fusion of English and Spanish vocals that highlight the talents of Jahba & Clasiko. The original mix, outstanding in it’s own right, is complimented by a stripped down DnB remix from our very own Terrahawk (Bristol) which is perfect for the MC friendly DJ’s amongst us.
As always we really appreciate everyone’s feedback and support, we’re about to enter our most active period since the beginning of 2013 which some of you will remember as fruitful to say the least. Run Tingz Recordings 010 is going under the knife as we speak and features the Serial Killaz and Run Tingz remix of the mighty Dreadlock (Future Prophecies / Breakbeat Kaos) so keep your eye peeled for that. We’ve also got Run Tingz Originals 2 & 3 in the pipe line, more tracks from our DopeTingz (Dope Ammo & Run Tingz) co-lab as well as some amazing work from J.Man, Frisk, Gold, Blackout J.A, Topcat and a number of other Run Tingz favourites.
Best of luck where ever you are and lets make 2015 a year to remember for Junglists everywhere.
With its first release in 6 years, the UK’s infamous Breaks imprint ‘Cyberfunk Music’ is back!
As the label was constantly pushing talent all through the first decade of the century such as The Breakfastaz, Deep Impact and Odissi, it quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with within the scene.
Being in the game since 2000, the man behind the label, DJ Quest kicks off the imprints comeback with the smashing new release ‘Long Time / Special Forces’.
The lead track ‘Long Time’ is a strong bassroller, while ‘Special Forces’ comes with a heavy bassline, sharp snares and and an oldskool Hip Hop vocal.
Cyberfunk Music & DJ Quest are now ready to take the breaks scene by storm once again!