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Eastern Electrics Festival EE0408 Official Festival Programme. Saturday 4th August 2012.





4. Hello & Thank You to everybody 5. The Extras check out what’s going on beyond the music today.

7. Jamie Jones Tracks from the Crypt review

8. Amirali meeting the freshest of the Crosstown Rebels

12. Spotify Win spotify premium 13. Azari & III preview the gang 14. NYE We’re back in 2013! 15. Set Times who, what, when,



Area 12 Sitemap get to know the site

19. New Years Eve teaser 21. Huxley Garage top 10! 24. Matthias Tanzmann Review 27. KONTROL F1 tech talk 28. The Artists on EE 32. Dusky tell us what’s the what 34. Luca C Gives us his summer

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Hello. Welcome to Eastern Electrics Festival. Wooh!

music from a very special inflatable church to a head-spinning ride and the masters of makeover - Bitch n We are so pleased to have you here Stitch, and Glittermasque, at the today and for all the support the we ready for clothes customisation and face glitterisation. have been offered, so thank you. Today is ultimately about having Join in on twitter & Instragram at fun come rain or shine. We have #EE0408 to win. lots in store for you outside of the

Thank you. We also want to say a huge thank you to everybody who has helped and supported us in what has been an incredible, exciting and sometimes scary journey to EE0408. There are so many, but special thanks goes to... Our partners... 2020 Vision, Black Atlantic, FOUND, Futureboogie, Hands on Deck, Krankbrother, Return to the Future, Trix, Peninsula Festival, Resident Advisor, FACT magazine, Ransom Note, SEE tickets, Hyponik, Meoko & Pack London who have shared our vision for the festival.

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EE+ The Official Eastern Festival After Party


Yes, That’s right the party will go on, with Damian Lazarus, Art Department, Tale of Us, Mosca, Thugfucker, Kevin McPhee and Kyle Hall no less… and more in the delightful surroundings of Proud2. If you haven’t gotten yours already, you can grab very limited £20 tickets from our stall near the entrance, and look out for the EE gang selling wrist bands throughout the day! You can also win tickets by joining in on twitter & Featuring: The Stitch Up Manor instagram #EE0408. radio station with disco & party classics, interactive entertain- Post EE ment, Glittermasque makeup You can have a listen back to all salon, Sew That Jazz clothing range & the sets we’re allowed to record changing room, On the Lash eyelash today by visiting this link or bar & bespoke hats, It’s Your Booth scanning the QR code here: exclusive EE photobooth, games and more. With sets from.. Laminate, Radio,  Crissy,  Baby,  T‐Sex,  Asbo,  Disco & Mike Freear of Slamboree. Prizes We are giving away loads of prizes today and some of them are pretty epic if we do say so ourselves… Make sure you don’t miss out by joining in on Twitter & Instagram #EE0408



Art Department join Damian Lazarus, Kyle Hall, Mosca, Tale Of Us & more at EE+ tonight.

Jamie Jones. Tracks from the Crypt - Review.


ollowing on from a sick Fabric mix earlier in the year (Fabric: 59), Wales’s favorite son Jamie Jones is about to drop a followup to his debut full-length LP ‘Don’t You Remember’ with his second, entitled ‘Tracks From The Crypt’ through Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels label. The album should be hitting stores somewhere around the time you read this and will be proceeded by a single ‘Our Time In Liberty’ featuring Art Department b2b a remix by Russ Yallop. Of course, all this information is available all over the place so what we really want to talk about here is the music. See Jamie Jones is pretty much un-pigeon-hole able, there just isn’t a genre in to which he comfortably fits, the OFFICIAL EASTERN ELECTRICS PROGRAMME 2012

4x4 beats he loves so much suggest house dude but then you’re hit with a bassline so huge even Skrillex is trembling in the corner, hot tears of confusion running down his face as 80’s analogue synths set the sort of sinister vibe you expect from Techno, then there’s the funk vibe. For anyone that’s a fan of Jamie Jones, and I’m guessing that’s a lot of you as he’s stacking up the #1 DJ awards like nobody’s business the past few years, you will recognize approximately 80, yes 80% of this album as ‘those tunes’ he drops in his DJ sets that tear the place up but until now have remained unnamed and unavailable. There is some new fodder on here but not a lot. With the rumors of Jamie working with Lee Foss, Ali Love and 7

Luca C on another full-length LP ‘with radio in mind’. Maybe ‘Tracks From The Crypt’ is exactly what it says and is essentially taking its cues from Never2Reset’s ‘Clear The Hd’ series of minialbums, these are all huge DJ tunes that needed to get out there and ‘TFTC’ is here to ensure they are. From the casual listeners perspective, there is plenty to hold your attention through this albums running time, especially if you’re a fan of Jamie’s live DJ sets as the record is as wildly eclective as the man himself, but it’s the DJs that will benefit from this the most as these tunes are clearly geared for the floor before anything else. Seriously, Jamie Jones fans miss this at your peril as ‘TFTC’ is basically the man himself giving up the weapons that he rode to the top for all and sundry, all we can do is wonder where he goes from here, as the rest of us finally get the chance to drop ‘Frequency’. 7/10

Drawing heavily on the debut Amirali album ‘In Time’ on Crosstown Rebels, Amirali’s live craft adapts the soul-baring intimacy of his first LP and broadcasts it like a kaleidoscopic laser across a vast festival audience. His set at Eastern Electrics festival is set to be the crowning show on the tour of one of Crosstown Rebel’s biggest LPs to date. “I was kind of isolated when I moved to London, I didn’t have many friends compared to Toronto so my life was literally just studying and music, which actually worked out to be a good thing for me. Definitely my best move so far.” When asked what inspired this sprawling journey through a range of retro influences and evocative atmospheres:



hen we heard that one of the freshest gems on our mainstage at Eastern Electrics festival was to make an appearance at Bristol’s Love Saves The Day festival back in June, we jumped at the chance to preview Amirali’s breathtaking live show and get to know one of Crosstown Rebel’s fastest rising stars.


“My album is all about everything I’d been hearing for the past 27 years, listening to my dance collection at home. That’s why its called ‘In Time, it’s a narrative of all the different times in my life. It’s the most honest and personal that I’ve ever been with my music. I’m in the lucky position to feel completely free to do whatever I wanted.“ And indeed, it was Crosstown boss Damian Lazarus that gave Amirali this unparalleled opportunity to get a full length out there. “I’d finished 2 tracks which my manager sent to Damian, who immediately suggested that I start work on a full length album. That was all quite surreal if I’m honest, I’m


“ I was kind of isolated when I moved to London so my life was literally just studying and music ”

massively thankful to be in this lucky ‘In Time’ is without a doubt one position where I’m completely free to of those albums that is absolutely crucial to see live. Amirali’s inventive do whatever I want musically”. treatment of his own material His astronomical rise from a new results in sets that are smacked kid on London blocks to one of the out specifically for the audience hottest properties in house music before him. Amirali likes to present can be partly put down to his drive the crowd with a narrative, given an for innovation and originality, with emotional resonance with the sexual plans to take a live band on the melodrama of his live singing. The road and work ever more complex new intensity given to this singular LP by the live show is going to be a musicality into his next album: highlight for many Eastern Electrics “You always need to challenge festivalgoers, and in Amirali’s own yourself to survive and develop, beautiful words: otherwise this whole producer/DJ thing would be pointless. I want “I’m massively excited about playing what I do to be something different for Eastern Electrics – all I keep to everyone else I the scene, and its hearing is amazing things about great to be doing my thing at a time this family of promoters, and feel when people are very responsive to incredibly honoured to be asked to play their main stage!”. live electronic sets.”









ince launching in Sweden way back in 08’ (remember nu-prep?), Spotify has risen through the ranks of online streaming music sites to become one of the most recognisable faces in the field, an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to over 18 million songs. In the digital age of everything musicrelated being instantly available and oh-so-easily stolen by anyone with a computer, Spotify emerged as one of the first and foremost music businesses to attempt to rectify the piracy problem, helping hook up music lovers with an astonishing number of tracks from chart music to underground house and beyond, all whilst offering something back to the artists by way of royalties. Today, they team up with Eastern Electrics to build a EE festival Spotify playlist as well as offering five lucky festival-

goers the chance to win 6 months of the ultimate Spotify experience Spotify Premium. In addition to the instant access to that impressive 18 million wide catalogue of songs, is the ability to store playlists that can be listened to offline without any internet connection at all, as well as access to Spotify on iPad and mobile phone. To be in with a chance of winning 6 months of Spotify Premium listen to our exlusive Eastern Electrics Festival Spotify playlist, simply head here

Burnin by MK (above) features on the EE festival playlist alongside plenty of other favourites’

Eastern Electrics on Spotify If you’ve already got your Spotify account set up, or even if you don’t (just head over to www.spotify. com to sign up) then subscribe to EasternElectrics to hear our Festival playlist and more soon to come! 12


Azari & III “..We are cookin’ up some crazy candy for everyone to suck on this Eastern Electrics festival... Cant wait to see you - pucker up London!”


rriving fully formed and seemingly out of nowhere, Azari and III first burst on to the scene in 2009 with their debut release, the instant classic ‘Reckless With Your Love’. Fans of electronic music of all stripes came together in their admiration and took note of the Toronto based outfit taking the now loosely used term ‘live’ to a whole new level! The group quickly developed a reputation as ones to watch, something enhanced further with the release of another classic, ‘Hungry for the Power’- a track that shook club land when Jamie Jones dropped his inescapable remix of the original masterpiece.



Today the guys join us on the main stage for Eastern Electrics Festival, guitars, drums and outrageous behaviour all in tow and we’ve no doubt it will be nothing short of impressive! We caught up with Fritz Helder of Azari & III who sounded as excited as we are... We are cookin’ up some crazy candy for everyone to suck on this Eastern Electrics festival... Cant wait to see you - pucker up London!”

EASTERN ELECTRICS The Coronet, 9pm—7am



2020 Vision Stage

Set times.

21.00 – 22.00 Huxley 20.00 – 21.00 2020Soundsystem (Live) 18.30 – 20.00 Andrew Weatherall 17.00 – 18.30 Greg Wilson 16.00 – 17.00 Crazy P (Live) 14.30 – 16.00 Ralph Lawson 13.30 – 14.30 Adeline (Live) 12.30 – 13.30 Dusky 11.00 – 12.30 Danny Raper

Main Stage

20.00 - 22.00 Jamie Jones 19.00 - 20.00 Azari & III (Live) 17.30 - 19.00 Damian Lazarus 16.00 - 17.30 Maceo Plex 14.00 - 16.00 Richy Ahmed 12.00 - 14.00 Geddes 11.00 - 12.00 Amirali (Live)

Black Atlantic Stage 21.00 - 22.00 20.00 - 21.00 18.00 - 20.00 16.00 - 18.00 14.00 - 16.00 11.00 - 14.00

Krankbrother Stage

20.00 - 22.00 Pan Pot 18.00 - 20.00 Nina Kraviz 16.00 - 18.00 Nick Curly 15.00 - 16.00 Tensnake 13.00 - 15.00 Sebo K 11.00 - 13.00 Krankbrothers

Julio Bashmore Boddika Joy Orbison Kerri Chandler MK Bicep

VIP Return To The Future vs. TRIX

20.00 - 22.00 Bill Patrick 19.00 - 20.00 Luca C & Ali Love (Infinity Ink) 18.00 - 19.00 Louis Geom 20.30 - 22.00 Miguel Campbell 19.00 - 20.30 Maxxi Soundsystem 17.00 - 18.00 Trickski 15.30 - 17.00 Lorca 17.30 - 19.00 Waifs and Strays 14.30 - 15.30 Koreless 16.00 - 17.30 Luca C & Brigante 13.00 - 14.30 Duff Disco 14.30 - 16.00 Serge Santiago 12.00 - 13.00 Leon Vynehall 13.00 - 14.30 Futureboogie DJ’s 11.00 - 12.00 Sharkbait 11.00 - 13.00 Dan Williams

Futureboogie Recordings vs. Hands on Decks



Craig Richards Terry Francis Adam Shelton Alex Picone Alexi Delano Ambivalent Art Department Ben Sims Benoit & Sergio (Live) Bill Brewster Camea Carsten Klemann Cezar Cosmin TRG Cottam Dave Clarke Daze Maxim Deetron Demarkus Lewis Dixon DJ W!Ld D’Julz eats everything eddie Richards Felipe venegas (Live)

Future Boogie George Fitzgerald Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts (Live) Guti (Live) Henrik Schwarz (Live) Hrdvsion (Live) ian Pooley Jafar Jan Krueger Jay Tripwire Jef K Jesse Rose Jolyon Green Jordan Peak Joy Orbison Jozif Kris Wadsworth Lee Foss Lee Rands M.A.N.D.Y. Mathew Jonson & Minilogue (Live) Matthew Burgess Maxime Cescau

Maxxi Soundsystem Michel Cleis Nathan Coles Nitin October Onno (Live) PBR Streetgang Pinch Poussez Raresh Rhadoo Ricardo villalobos Ryan Crosson Session victim (Live) Shackleton (Live) Skudge (Live) Slam Soundstream (Live) The Pushamann Tiefschwarz Tim Green Tone Of Arc (Live) voigtmann Waifs & Strays Will Saul

18 fabric 64: Guy Gerber — Out Now. fabric 65: Matthias Tanzmann — 20th August.

fabric 66: Ben Klock — 15th October.

fabric summer 2012








ith hot releases on Tsuba, 2020 Vision & Cecille it’s no wonder the name Huxley has been popping up so frequently of late. The truth of the matter is, his passionate love for old school garage and retro house music gives a nostalgic essence to his mixes that never fails to put a smile on your face - it also makes him one of the most personable DJs we’ve had the pleasure to deal with. If you don’t recognise the name, just put on his track ‘Let it go’ and you’ll certainly recognise his work... He gave us his Top 10 garage tracks of all time. What is it about Garage that gets you going so much? I’m not really sure to be honest. I guess it just has this groove and bumpiness that really works for me. I have never found anything that I can dance too quite as easily (and OFFICIAL EASTERN ELECTRICS PROGRAMME 2012

badly). Unfortunately it kind of lost its way a bit in the early 2000’s, but glad to see the raw vibe that made it so great is back.

“ I have never found anything that I can 10 from Huxley. dance too quite as 1. Tomorrow Can Wait easily (and (alt mix) - Luca C. & Brigante badly).” ft. Robert Owens 2. Geffen - Barnt 3. Every Now and Then (instrumental) - Ralph falcon 4 House of Infinity - Infinity Ink 5. Motionless - Nhar 6. Point of View - hnqo 7. Manic (Luca C remix) Azari & III 8. The Stalker - Green Velvet 9. Corinne - Metronomy 10. What’s in Your Head - Disclosure 21






Matthias Tanzmann mixes Fabric 65.


efinition of a good review day? When you get sent a Fabric mix out of nowhere and you read the press release / cover and it’s Matthias Tanzmann and you hadn’t even heard he was doing one and wasn’t at all expecting it and oh my god iloveitwhenaplancomestogether.jpg.

of the deepest cuts, is near perfectly mixed timing-wise (DJ nerd here) and if there’s a better way to run through a promotional mix for a major London nightclub then I’ve yet to hear it, and I’ve been here since Fabric 01 mate. Lenzmann’s penchant for bringing together disperate deep, dark melodies and slow blending his way through an hour DJ set is as Following hot on the heels impressive and a welcome of Guy Gerber in the ongo- treat for the ears. ing series of remarkably With one of these comtight Fabric London promo CD’s, Matthias Tanzmann ing at you every month the is in charge of somehow Fabric guys would be forgivupstaging him across the en for letting up a bit this far decks for a 60+ mintue down the line but Tanzmann journey through bass and shows he / they clearly beats and 4x4 rythms. Make have no intention of going no mistake, Tanzmann’s mix down this route. I can’t quite is riddled with the deepest remember but I’m pretty 24

Following hot on the heels of Guy Gerber in the ongoing series of remarkably tight Fabric London promo CD’s, Matthias Tanzmann is in charge

sure I read something about that sort of thing being the definition of true strength or something, this CD is bloody awesome anyway so yeah be sure to check this one out as it’s something pretty special. 8/10 OFFICIAL EASTERN ELECTRICS PROGRAMME 2012


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Kontrol F1.


ver since NI released the KONTROL F1 we’ve been exitedly waiting on it and then, out of the blue, we somehow ended up with a review unit! Excellent. After messing about with it for only a few hours we had the hang of things and were soon looping, sampling, resampling and remixing on the fly like the best of em’ (well almost).

everything that you would expect from a modern, postmillenial drum machine such as a huge (1.4 gb) onboard samplebank, all sorts of new effects and processes, velocity pads, on-the-fly looping, resampling and immediate playback the F1 doesn’t disappoint.

At a very reasonable £199 NI’s KONTROL F1 is definitely worth checking out whether you’re one of The KONTROL F1 is the professionals already out blatantly a credible option for anyone attempting to move into the more live sort of set up that’s gaining popularity these days. First and foremost it’s made by NI, is designed to make the most of their excellent Traktor software and features an MPC style drum pad (so far, so awesome). Along with that there’s an impressive upgraded sampling capability, you can import and launch loops in a way that will feel totally natural for any halfexperienced DJ, you can mix and blend between up to a up to a ridiculous 64 tracks at a time, whilst triggering oneshot sound FX / vox shots over the top of it all to add the personal touch to your sets. Coming complete with OFFICIAL EASTERN ELECTRICS PROGRAMME 2012


there, an upcoming live act, a DJ or bedroom enthusiast. In short, anybody that’s looking forward and wants to shake things up a bit. Can we recommend? Umm, definitely 100% YES! Don’t be intimidated by all the buttons and flashing L.E.D’s and try and have a bash on one of these things when / wherever you may get the chance. We’re sure you’ll find it as intuitive, feature-filled and downright fun as we did. Now, here’s hoping that the NI marketing guy that sent us the thing got fired in the recession (or has forgotten we still have one heh’).

Geddes I’ve known the EE guys and been playing at their shows from day one, so it’s pretty exciting 4 years in to be playing at their first ever festival. - Geddes

Waifs & Strays I’m massively excited about played for Eastern Electrics – all I keep hearing is amazing things and feel really honoured to be asked. The fact that we are going to be there with all the Bristol Futureboogie crew makes it all the better. - Waif & Strays

Miguel Cambell.

I’ve seen massive excitement about Eastern Electrics all over Facebook and Twitter and I can’t wait to play there. Any chance to play in the UK is special to me these days what with being abroad so much, and it can’t get better than a brand new festival in the centre of London. - Miguel Campbell











itting there with your computer, ticket to EE in hand, butterflies fluttering through your intestinal tracts you may feel that you already know what to expect from Dusky, the sound, the skills and the downright intimidating attention-to-detail but given what we’ve heard from thier DJ sets of late the chances are come EE you’re in for a surprise. Dusky have not failed to disappoint nor surprise us recently, be it through their uncompromisingly tight productions, or their recent deep-house led set with us at our Be At TV takeover. These guys know and love music, and it shows in the versatility that they emanate. We sat down with Nick & Alfie to find out where their musical brilliance came from.. So how did the pair of you get together to begin with?

N: We met at 6th form college in Camden almost 10 years ago now. A: Yeah, we were both into DJing and producing so we started working together in the studio and found we really complemented each other. Does your sound as a duo differ a lot from what you were doing as solo artists? N: When we started making tracks together I was making a lot of hip hop instrumentals and drum and bass, so very different to what we’re producing together now. Alfie was also studying Jazz piano and composition so was writing material that is quite removed from what we do now.

“ Our sets at the moment are moving from deep garage inspired house through to techno. “

We first heard about you guys when Loefah started giving you a lot of love on his show and sets, did that make a big difference for you at the time A: For sure, it’s really opened up our sound to a whole different crowd. If 32


it wasn’t for Loefah we wouldn’t be known in the bassier side of the UK scene at all. Do you still work with him N: Yep were working with him on a new label project called “School” that will be releasing our tracks Calling Me & Muriel in October. You guys are known for your genrespanning sound, is there any sound in particular you are most influenced by? A: All forms of house and techno music are a huge inspiration but we both listen to a wide range of music and hopefully that helps to add some depth in the musically and references in our tracks. N: Yeah, things like garage and aspects of drum and bass are quite a big influence as well at the moment. How would you guys personally describe your sound? N: House and techno with soul, groove and musicality. Your sound is noticeably clean, clinical with regards to the production. Are you software or hardware heads at heart? A: Our studio is all software. It’s what we’ve grown up with and most used to. Arguably it sometimes takes more work to get a really warm sound without using outboard gear, but we find it makes up for that with flexibility. Are you classically trained music wise? Is there an instrument you consider ‘your own’? A: I’m classically trained in piano, and play a few other instruments. N: No, I’m not classically trained but I used to play the drums so that’s my instrument. OFFICIAL EASTERN ELECTRICS PROGRAMME 2012

The house sound is coming back in a big way, once again giving the underground bass music scene a run for its money. Do you feel things are going back the 4x4 way? A: Everything goes in cycles but yeah, the 4x4 sound definitely seems to be becoming more popular again in the UK club scene at the moment. What sorts of sounds are you guys pushing at the moment with regard to your live sets? N: Our sets at the moment are moving from deep garage inspired house through to techno. On the deep house side of things we’re playing a lot of music from heads like Huxley, Mosca, through to Boddika, Gerd, and Trevino on the more techno tip. Are you looking forward to the EE festival? What sort of sound are you looking to bring to your set there? A: Yeah really looking forward to it! We want to keep things pretty deep and grooving, but we’re definitely going to be bringing a vibe that’s got a bit of attitude to it as well.

Ten from Dusky

1. Dusky ft. Soloman – I’m Running (Synkro Remix) 2. A1 Bassline – Soul Beat Running 3. Paleman – Chapel 4. Ant Brooks - Old’s Cool (Cecyl Remix) 5. Dusky – Calling Me 6. Mark Henning – Trojan 7. Dusky – Truth Small t 8. Trevino – Lag 9. Bicep – Don’t 10. Darius Syrossian – 10 Miles From Lima 33

Luca C


uca C is a name that keeps appearing more and more, be it with his production partner Brigante - with whom he shares an impressive repertoire of releases - or as part of the increasingly popular Infinity Ink with long time rebel, Ali Love. Luca plays Eastern Electrics Festival as part of both these outfits, and he’s taken time out of what we hear are some pretty exciting projects to give us his top 10 tunes for summer 2012.’

10 from Luca C. 1. Tomorrow Can Wait (alt mix) - Luca C. & Brigante ft. Robert Owens  2 Geffen - Barnt 3 Every Now and Then (instrumental) - Ralph falcon 4 House of Infinity - Infinity Ink 5. Motionless - Nhar 6. Point of View - hnqo 7. Manic (Luca C remix) - Azari & III 8. The Stalker - Green Velvet 9. Corinne - Metronomy 10. What’s in Your Head - Disclosure



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