Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Stanley Odd - Marriage Counselling

I really like a stir in politics, its sad but getting one round the English government really gets me hard. This isn't so much one sided, in fact I think Stanley Odd have gone in to this with the intention off giving both sides equally. One outcome is certain, Scotland England we're never meant to be married.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Gearbox November Weekender @ Karma Lounge

November really is a mad month here in Inverness, and what better way to kick it off than with a hard bang? (Cheeky!)

The hardstyle label/clubnight will be hosting a two night party over the first November weekend at Karma Lounge with some of the biggest names in hardstyle and trance from across the UK.

''On the 4th of November Phil 'Desudo' Macdonald, the owner of Gearbox Digital & Radio will be turning 26 and he is celebrating in the biggest possible way. 

Huge names within the hard trance and hardstyle scene who are also associated with Gearbox, either as resident DJ's or producers for the label, will be travelling to Inverness off their own backs and playing for free, simply to celebrate the growing success of Gearbox and to meet the people they have been working with over the past 2 year''

Names such as Tranz-liquants, Kujin Fu, Lee Mac and David Rust will join the line up of around 20 DJ's for what will no doubt be the loudest night in the city.

All the information you need to know about the DJ's for the night can be found on the event page, I won't be re-writing bios for all twenty of them!!

Facebook Event page
Gearbox Digital on Soundcloud
Gearbox Official Website

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Justice Never Sleeps Presents Ado @ Karma Lounge

It was never going to be long before we returned with another Justice Never Sleeps club night after the success of the last two. But something tells me this one is going to be even better! Because this time we are proud to present one of the world's finest upcoming DJ's, the mighty Ado!

Having released his debut 'The Ultra' EP late last year on the famous Fake Blood's 'Blood Music' label, Ado instantly became a hit with producers around the world leaving names like Boys Noize, 2 Many DJ's, Crookers, Mr Oizo and Jack Beats (to name a few) praising the work of this Scottish based producer.

Not to stop there he went to release a second. Pressure was released in May on Turbo's digital division 'Twin Turbo' reaping just us much success as his last. Filled with deep yet some how more mellow techno tracks, Ado became a further success receiving further praise from the likes of Brodinski - ''Big tracks! Can't wait to play these in the clubs!'' and Groove Aramda - ''A-ma-zing.'

On 24th November he will be joining the JNS residents - Mark Mackenzie, Boomshank Redemption, Retrend, Connor Byrne and Esbjerg at Karma Lounge for what will surely be one of the biggest parties of the year.

You can also check out our interview with Ado from last year. The guy knows what milkshake he likes, no messing.
Justice Never Sleeps interview with Ado from 2011

Make sure you've got what you need to prepare, some Ado beats and a fresh pair... we'll bring the party.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

[Event] Gary Beck @ UV (Filth/Ruckus)

Last year I went to see Gary Beck play Cake, and what would you know he's back in the same building but a different club. This time the Soma man is joining Filth and Ruckus in Inverness's newest nightclub UV.

For those who don't know Gary Beck is one of the leading names in the underground techno scene. Still young he can boast support from names like Josh Wink, Dubfire, Chris Leibing, Len Faki, Slam and Richie Hawtin! In fact 'consumed' was signed to Richie Hawtin's 'Massive' label in 2008. After touring South America and Asia he debuted his first Essential Mix two Junes ago at Rockness next to Green Velvet, last year saw him return to the festival again.

We've actually caught up with him last time he was here and he was kind enough to give us an interview, hopefully no buckfast spills this time!

We're sure this is going to be a night to talk about
From the main act to the support its a all round good line up!


Serving Up Some Justice #12

Holy balls its been a while since I've done a SUSJ post! Last one was in July! Anywhore, its back and like a small squirrel I've been packing little treats into my cheeks and storing them for the winter (Not those cheeks).

Before I start I want to let you know there will be no use of the word 'hype' within this post from here on in. That word is now banned from the website.

Lets spare the foreplay and just get into it shall we -

Big release from Moveltraxx, Rogerseventytwo remix stands out.

Seriously can't get enough of Blawan this past couple of weeks, the guy has mastered this dark sounding techno/house sound. Hide They Bodies.. has to be my favourite of his right now though, especially playing it loud enough to warn the neighbours away. Also check out this one 'And Both His Sons'

Had this on repeat the other day, real sexy bass dips and crisp drums. If it doesn't get em moving they aint worth it, or they're disabled, hopefully not the latter.

Heres a Glasgow producer by the name of Magil. Digging some of his stuff lately, nice house vibes and cool vocal inserts.

Another Glasgow/Inverness producer Debukas with another outstanding EP. We actually have an interview from last year with the cool cat himself, check it out here.

I know who Shadow Child is but I'm not allowed to say, well more I would rather not say because he's a legend. Big stuff happening including remixes for Sub Focus, A Trak, Zinc and Zombie Disco Sqaud. This ones his latest release.

The original was real nice, the sort you'd take home to show your parents. The remix is filthy, the sort you'd have to book a travelodge for.

Fifteen year old producer from Leeds getting love from the likes of Mary Anne Hobbs and a little hate now and there from others. 'Boss' and his remix of Four Tet's 'Jupiters' are a must listen.

On a more sort of uptempo electronic note, this was sent over by 50/50 Records owner Reklaw. Smooth harmonies and heavy poundings.

So that's it for now, I won't abandon it again for too long this time.

Remember to send in any demos/promos/previews or just anything you think we'll be into.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

[Interview+Gig Preview] Hostage @Karma Lounge

Next Saturday (20th of October), Inverness based club night Get With It will be bringing up one of Scotland's hottest names at the moment, Hostage, to Karma Lounge Inverness.

Hostage has been tearing it up at the moment having been featured regularly on Annie Mac's Friday night Radio 1show, as well as having played at Fabric in London last weekend. His latest EP Traffic which was released on Black Butter Records, did pretty damn well by going to the top of the Juno UK Funky/UK Garage charts soon after coming out.


Justice Never Sleeps has caught up with the man himself to bring you an exclusive interview ahead of his Get With It gig:

Well done on your latest EP “Traffic”, are there any other things you are working on or doing that you can tell us about?

Hello, thanks. Yeah, remixes and my next EP for Black Butter Records. Traffic ep was a bit trippy weird, this next ep has a firm dancefloor oriented sound. 

How would you describe your sound to someone that has never heard you before? 

Bass, house, some techno, a suggestion of breaksy rave, funky, dark. When I play out in the clubs I think my sound is often quite a bit harder than some of my productions. Especially when I play in Scotland. Get the techno on! 

What are your favourite tracks at the moment? 

All my fave tracks from last week are mixed here: 

Your beard is amazing, how long did it take you to grow it? 

All my life, it's both practical (warmth/UV protection) and impractical (eating soup). 

How long have you been djing/producing, and have you got any advice for any budding producers that are looking to get signed? 

I've been DJing and producing for about 20 years. Just do your thing, do what you like, have fun, don't be scared to try something new.

And finally, what's your favourite flavour of milkshake?

That's a tricky one. I had a strawberry one at the weekend, and as soon as I started drinking it I wished I'd ordered a chocolate one. I'm sure if I'd ordered the chocolate one it'd have been the other way round. a 50/50 choc/strawb would be the ultimate I guess.

Thanks for your time and we look forward to seeing you next weekend, we'll have to try and hook you up with some sort of strawberry/chocolate milkshake combo for you rider!


Hostage is at Karma Lounge, Inverness ,on Saturday 20th October with Support from Get With It residents Polymath, Boomshank Redemption, Abraham Thunderwolf and Mykol Blyth. 

Tickets are £5 in advance and are available from the following places:

Karma Lounge
Mania Clothing
Yum Cafe 
or any of the Resident DJs 

Non advance tickets are £8 on the door. 

Facebook event page here:

Friday, October 12, 2012

A Dose Of Alternative #3

Isn’t the last year leading up to the end of the world shaping up to be a great one for music? Well if there's anyone working in Retail out there they'll probably welcome the end of the world, I would have. Look on the bright side guys there's only 70 days left.... or on that day nothing happens then follow this link here. So I've got some great music for you here, first if you class yourself a rock fan and don't know who Reuben are then you should take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror. Because ex members Guy Davis and Jon Pierce (has now left) went on to form Freeze The Atlantic after Reuben split. So here we go!

Freeze The Atlantic

Forming in late 2008, ‘Freeze The Atlantic’ have been making rock music and enjoying rock MusicStarted initially by Andy Gilmour from ‘Hundred Reasons’ with Jon Pearce and Guy 
Davis, from the band ‘Reuben.

They quickly signed up second guitarist and long time friend Tom Stevens (Archie and the Instincts) and started writing brand new material. After a UK tour in 2010 with ‘Attack! Attack!’ featuring Liv Puente (Laruso) on guest vocals, the band recruited singer Chris J Knott (Twelve Titans). This year also saw original member Jon Pearce leaving for pastures new with the band drafting in bassist Sean Shreeve (Spectrum 7/Talking Endlessly), resulting in the current line-up.Their new album Speakeasy is just out and apart from being incredible all the way through, its holds moments of shear awesomeness that take me back to the days where I first discovered awesome music in my early teens! I have listened through it countless time now and am loving it more and more through every play through! 

Coheed and Cambria

The powerhouse band consist of Claudio Sanchez, Travis Stever, Josh Eppard and Zach Cooper. Having had many changes in their line up over the years hasn’t hurt their chances at success, boasting over 900,000 Likes on facebook which I just found out, although that is never a measure of how popular a band is, I mean Coldplay have 23 Million and their shit but its still impressive in its own right. They are a weird alt rock outfit who you really have to go and listen to because I can't really explain their music in words. Did you know all of the album, song and lyrics are based on the story from a Comic book that Claudio writes himself?

Guess what? apparently Coheed and Cambria think Soundcloud is to mainstream... 

Royal Republic

Looks like these Swedish bastards have done it again with their follow up album Save The Nation. Formed in late 2007. The band consists of guitarist/lead singer Adam Grahn, guitarist Hannes Irengård, bass guitarist Jonas Almén and drummer Per Andreasson, and yes.. their from Sweden. Balls out garage style rocking out as what is expected from these guys, in 5 years they have had huge success and if you haven't heard of them yet then it was only a matter of time.

Keep Fighting the Good fight, because if you don't. Who Will?

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sutherland - Selector

Digging this house stuff from Edinburgh producer 'Sutherland'. Thought I had posted this before but turns out I hadn't, wasn't until I checked our inbox that I noticed. To get a real feel for his music go to his soundcloud.

Kimbra ft Mark Foster & A-Trak - Warrior (Fighting Lightning Remix)

Another one from the dropbox, this funky little present from Inverness based 'Fighting Lightning'. I heard the original of Warrior about three or four months back so I'm surprised to see stems for the remix competition only coming out now but not disappointed to see it come back with varying styles; mostly because of that amazing vocal.

This is the first I've heard of Fighting Lightning, I like to think I'm on top of hearing new projects around here but this one slipped me by. Anyway he's a blogger and I like that so give it a listen and if you find some time also check out