Selectaaa: Ysanne Reid
Each month we’ll be taking you on a tour of our favourite labels, from old school House mainstays to little known vinyl-only imprints and selecting some prime cuts from their catalogues to help you navigate the musical spectrum.
This month we’ve got No Attitude Recordings in the hotseat. In fact, we like the guys over there so much that we’ve even invited them to host a monthly residency at the club.
Launched back in May 2012, No Attitude is a relatively young label contributing to the scene. A collective of heads with one mantra – enjoy the music, jerks need not apply. The roster has been kept tight and consistent and features bits from Marco Colombino, Enzo Tedeschi, Ex Sound System, Bode, Darkart and Franko Lopez.
Their ethos is simple, they’re all about quality underground electronic music (genres spanning the deep house – tech house spectrum) but leave your ‘tude at the door please.
Must Hear: Enzo Tedeschi – ‘What She Wants’
It’s always hard to narrow down just one track for this but for me this is a standout record. A nice slice of melodic deep house from label head Enzo Tedeschi, reminiscent of early OFF Recordings / Hot Creations days.
New Blood: Marco Colombino – ‘My Sexy Sick Voice’
The backbone of this record is a stomping groove! Couple that with a monologue about ‘Sexy sick voices’ and some mind-bending synths to make a real winner here.
No Attitude recordings host a free entry party every first Sunday at Cafe 1001.
Words & selections: Ysanne Reid
MXD #005 – B.A.H.Y (Amplify)
For the fifth mix in our series we welcome B.A.H.Y, head honcho and resident of ‘Amplify’ – Hertfordshire’s hottest House and Techno export and new monthly Sunday party here at 1001.
Armed with a sound-engineering background and a degree in electronic music, B.A.H.Y’s own production is crisp, neat and tidy, keeping it interesting with clever sample use and leaning toward the darker, techier sound.
His DJ sets marry House and Techno tunes seamlessly. He kicks off his mix for us with some groovy Tech house and steadily progresses into a moodier Techno overtone, accentuating his expansive and varied interest in electronic music and shedding some light on the music policy of the Amplify brand.
A high calibre of previous guests including Josh Butler, Leftwing & Kody and Mark Fanciulli gives some insight into what you can expect from Hertfordshire’s hottest House and Techno party and with Amplify on the rise, B.A.H.Y is definitely one to watch for 2016.
Catch him spinning for Amplify 31/01/16
Raising The Bar – 16th September
We are very pleased to be a part of the Raising The Bar event in London next month!
On September 16th RTB will be taking over 20 bars in London, hosting over 30 different talks on everything from Neuroscience to Music, Art to Hypnotherapy! We’ll be hosting two talks here at Cafe 1001 –
‘Tripping Out To Stay Sane: Mental Health And Psychedelics’ – David Luke
‘Evil: A Sociologist’s View’ – Titus Hjelm
Entry to both talks is FREE but you must register for a ticket (links below). We hope to see you there!
Tickets & info for David Luke: http://www.rtbevent.com/david-luke
Tickets & info for Titus Hjelm: http://www.rtbevent.com/titus-hjelm