Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ironworks & Justice Never Sleeps presents: Riton

We are proud to announce Ironworks has come together in association with Justice Never Sleeps to bring you one the UK's most respected and well known DJ/Producers, Riton.

On September 1st Ironworks will be host to one of our Justice Never Sleeps club nights with a support line up consisting of locals Polymath, Boomshank Redemption and Them & Us.

Its hard not to drool when looking over the discography of the Newcastle born producer, going under numerous projects including 'Carte Blanche' with the late DJ Mehdi, 'Riton and Primary 1' and 'Eine Kleine Nacht'.

His new E.P Riton on Time is available to buy from beatport on Dim Mak Records featuring Dark Place and A.C.P.

Make sure you take a listen to Riton through his Soundcloud and give him a like and a read on Faceboook.

My Favourite Riton and Primary 1 song, we never found out whos there, but we will!

Tickets can be purchased from the Ironworks website but if you know any of the JNS guys you can also get your tickets from us, get in touch on facebook to find out more.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

[NEW] T.E.E.D - Closer

What else do you expect from the strange one man genius that is Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. Another brilliant track!

 I'm not trying to prove a hipster point here but I can remember finding this guy on the back of a Mixmag CD (specifically Rob Da Banks Bestival 09 mix that featured TEEDs 'Bournemouth' track) and trying to find more on him through Youtube (I was still learning). The result was a couple of weird home made videos and one badly shot music video. Now you type his name into YouTube and straight away your flooded with music videos hitting the millions. He's definitely an artist who has stuck to his guns and made himself successful solely by making some good music and an interesting live show. I recommend watching his mini documentary on channel 4's 4Play (embedded below), watched late one night and was surprised at laid back and normal this guy was. He's a pleasant chap as some might say!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

One Dollar Dave - Forget The Now [FREE DOWNLOAD]

I wanted to play this one out on the Justice Never Show last friday on Sonar FM, just couldn't fit it into my shambles of a mix. One Dollar Dave a.k.a Dave Loyd from Edinburgh has been putting out some amazing tunes of late and has more than generous with the free downloads. Got to add I was mega surprised at Rockness when I had eagerly waited a long half hour while in one of the most ill forms I have ever been in to see Porter Robinson only to find his band Discopolis step out and play some tunes on the main stage. Luckily their a good band and so I wasn't as mad as I could have been but I still think there's a suspicious murder case in there somewhere, I mean has anyone checked up on Porter since? Anywhore this song reminds me of a bit of a Balearic house mix I heard a while back, its a beautiful summer relaxer and its free! Massive support for this track and really looking forward to what he has in store for the future.

You can also download One Dollar Daves remix of 'The Turning' for free

One Dollar Dave on Soundcloud and on Facebook

Friday, June 15, 2012

[MIX] Justice Never Sleeps Monthly Mix - Retrend

Here is this month's instalment of our soon to be world famous Justice Never Sleeps mix series. This time it's a bunch of house from Retrend. Enjoy. Jordan Peak - Pass The Roach
Mista Men - Cardiac Arrest
Velour - The Scent of Romance
Joy Orbison and Boddika - Forth
Mista Men - Baby Cham
Bit Funk - Rap Music
Hot Pink Delorean - Get It Girl (Computer Club rmx)
Nero - Innocence (Feed Me rmx)
Tina Moore - Never Gonna Let You Go (Kelly G Bump-N-Go Dub Edit)
Sunshine Bros - I Need Someone (Just Like You)
Treasure Fingers & Codes feat Amy Douglas - Blowing Up (instrumental)
Kalani Bob & Remegel - Deep Breath
Bill Withers - Who Is He (Henrik Schwarz Edit)
Velour - Kick It Til It Breaks
Madeon - Icarus
Le Castle Vania - The Light
Kill The Noise - Deal With It
MJ Cole - Slum King Justin Faust - Girl Talk (Bit Funk rmx)
Joy Orbison and Boddika - Mercy
Knife Party - Tourniquet
DJ Double G feat Anita G - Special Request

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

[goNorth] Them & Us ft Emma Hay @ Ironworks

Tonight and tomorrow see's the Inverness city centre riddled with upcoming acts as part of the highly respected goNorth music festival. As a local electronic music blog we would have liked to have bring you more on this but as we tend to know a lot more about things that go blippy bloop bop and not very much on those things that have strings with the big hole in the middle we thought we'd shine a little light on one of the only electronic acts playing the festival... and what do you know I happen to be part of this act.

Now I'm the first to moan about self promotion, seriously I would have been more than happy to find some time in what has been one of the busiest months of my life to write about other DJ's and producers but looking through the list of performers I was shocked to discover we are apparently the only act that will be showcasing our productions on the wheels of highly expensive plastic. So to make sure we didn't piss off the 'their just pressing play' types any further we finally did something we've been looking to do for a long while, we brought in a singer! Not just any singer but Aberdeens Emma Hay, a female songwriter who has been writing and performing her songs under the radar for the last couple of years. She's no stranger to our productions, she's actually worked with myself in the studio before and its not long before we release the new material we have been working on with her. That new material includes 'Diamonds' the new single from Them & Us yet to make its debut tonight at the Ironworks.

If you sitting there thinking 'Them and who?!' then here's a quick bio about us here including a pretty damn accurate quote from myself:

Them & Us are teenagers Mark Mackenzie and Liam Macleod a producer duo who since the end of 2011 have supported the likes Annie Mac, Simian Mobile Disco, released their debut digital single, The Bomb and recently uploaded a remix of a Rachel Sermanni track that received praise from the Highland singer/songwriter and proved to be extremely popular with online listeners.

For the first time their electro fuelled set will include guest vocalists, the idea to augment their live set with vocalists has been something that the duo has been considering for some time.  “We have been working with a pool of singers on our new material to bring another dimension to what we are doing.  It makes sense for us to try and replicate the energy live” said Mark.

Mark and Liam are set to follow up their debut single release with “Life’s Too Short” which is set to drop this summer on Dave Spoon’s highly respected Televizion label associated with releases and remixes from Pete Tong, Japanese Popstars and DJ Zinc. 

Them & Us have also been selected to appear at Bfest in Wick in August as part of the goNORTH Festival Tour, a full schedule of tour dates will be announced to tie in with the release of “Life’s Too Short”.

So if your in Inverness tonight, make your way along to the Ironworks for a 10pm start to our set. Its free entry and over 14s!

And if you come up and say hey I might even purchase you a cold pint or a fruit shoot depending on your age off course!
Them & Us on -