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Icarus UK & EU Tour April / May 2011

Icarus Tour 2011

Booking Information on The Centrifuge Agency Website
Full details on the Icarus Website

Icarus – live shows in UK and Europe, April – May 2011

In 2011, after a long hiatus, UK electronicistas Icarus set out in search of their first complete studio album in over 5 years (since The Leaf Label‘s “I Tweet the Birdy Electric“), only to emerge for a short tour throughout April and May. Icarus issue forth their barrage of sculpted hyperrythms and microtonal flutter in select locations throughout the UK and Europe.

So far this year, Icarus have produced a flurry of remixes for the artists Inch-TimeCaribou and Eclectic Method featuring Chuck D. Imminently forthcoming is their collaborative limited-edition vinyl EP with Danish electronica duo Badun, with whom Icarus‘ musical affinity is clearly audible.

Icarus‘ major project, the forthcoming album, Fake Fish Distribution, due towards the end of the year, is a peculiar undertaking, taking the form of a 1,000 limited-edition digital release in which each version is different from the last, each track interpolating through vast variations in structure and content as the versions are downloaded, to form a huge tapestry of variation from a single body of music. The album is being created new techniques using the software Max for Live, developed by Icarus during a residency at STEIM in the Netherlands.

“Bown and Britton are craftsmen when it comes to building condensed and intricate sound formations, and while it is difficult to isolate the various sections of a piece, they collate them with precision.”The Milk Factory

“Picking up Kamikaze for a buck in the clearance bin of Amoeba Records back in 2001 was one of the best decisions i’ve ever made!”Last FM commenter

Recent work By Icarus

Inch-Time – Of Times Past (Icarus Wow and Flutter Mix)
Caribou – Bowls (Icarus Remix)
Eclectic Method feat. Chuck D – Outta Sight (Icarus Remix)
Icarus Live @ The Empress, Melbourne, March 2010
Icarus/Badun – Flensburg EP (promo excerpts)
Icarus’ “Not Applicable Recordings” Showcase DJ set online @ The Liminal

Tour Dates

15/04/11  Brighton at Volks
16/04/11  Bristol at Cube Cinema with Vaetxh & missaw
20/04/11  Leeds at Enjoy Art Space with Quip & missaw
21/04/11  Leicester at The Arts Organisation with Myoptik & missaw
04/05/11  Geneva at Cave12
07/05/11  Istanbul at Bigli University
08/05/11  Hamburg at Golden Pudel
27/05/11  Copenhagen at Byens Lys with Badun

Press Page

http://www.icarus.nu/tour2011

Icarus Elsewhere

Web – http://www.icarus.nu
RSS – feed://www.icarus.nu/wp/feed/
Myspace – http://www.myspace.com/icaruselectronic
Facebook – http://www.facebook.combrages/Icarus/132324596558
Last.FM – http://www.last.fm/music/Icarus
SoundCloud – http://soundcloud.com/icaruselectronic
Twitter – http://twitter.com/#!/birdy_electric

 

[MALTA] 19/02/11 The Centrifuge 4th Birthday with GLOBAL GOON / RIVAL CONSOLES / KILL REF / QUIP / MISSAW

[MALTA] 19/02/11 The Centrifuge 4th Birthday: GLOBAL GOON / RIVAL CONSOLES / KILL REF / QUIP / MISSAW / CSS RESIDENTS

Saturday 19th February 22:00 till late / 15 Euro on the door
Liquid Club, Limits of San Gwann, Malta

Global Goon (Rephlex, Planet Mu – UK)
Rival Consoles (Erased Tapes – UK)
Kill Ref (Labyrinth – IT)
Quip (STFU – UK)
missaw (The Centrifuge – DE)
CSS Residents (Complex Sound Sagacity – MT)

Oh, to be 4 years old. In human years we’re a diminutive malevolent skinbag filled with blood, crap and bile. In Centrifuge years we’ve been fortunate enough to spawn a wee spinning machine that has organised some notorious parties around the UK and Europe, runs a fortnightly radio show, operates a growing family of digital labels and an artist agency. It’s been a busy time for us and it feels like time to celebrate!

We’ve decided to make quite a big deal out of this one, so we’ve assembled a killer team of live cadets who are heading to our new favourite place – the mediterrenean island of Malta – as we team up with the Complex Sound Sagacity crew for a BIG BAD ACID RAVEUP at Liquid Club.

Top of the list is Rephlex and Planet Mu’s legendary acidmeister GLOBAL GOON, bringing his filthiest 303 lines and tweaked up variants of techno, electro and breakbeat ahead of his performance at Bloc Weekend. London’s RIVAL CONSOLES fuses electro, pop and IDM and twists them into pulsating megaliths of percussion and melody. With his second album on the luminous Erased Tapes Records on the horizon, you’ll get to see what all the fuss is soon going to be about. KILL REF is our Roman acid and techno guru, with a impressive discography and the sweat of most European cities spilled to his electrifying sets. Leeds’ QUIP is packing a hardware punch, playing electro and techno with a twisted attitude to pitch and rhythm. No stranger to Malta, MISSAW will play a special anniversary DJ set taking in some of the music that has shaped the past 12 months for The Centrifuge.

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GLOBAL GOON
According to his press bio, Global Goon’s Johnny Hawk is a former shepherd from Liverpool who earned a recording contract after moving to London and rooming with Richard D. James (aka Aphex Twin) for a time. Hawk had worked in the capital for a multimedia company while making music on the side; after moving into a shared house with James, he released his first album Goon on Rephlex in 1996. Rumors that Goon actually was Aphex Twin persisted even after the release of Cradle of History 4 years later.

Planet Mu / We Me Records Syntheme project is a recognised alias of Global Goon and his recent live / DJ performances exhibit his tweaked-up take on acid house, techno and disco.

http://agency.thecentrifuge.co.uk/global-goon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy7N4jlA59U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1jVMxrFXxY

RIVAL CONSOLES
Born in the winter of 1985, Ryan Lee West grew up in the small city of Leicester in the midlands of England. Fascinated by sound from an early age, Ryan chose to dedicate his time to studying, experimenting with and producing sound at De Montfort University Leicester before relocating to London. West strives to humanise and at the same time emphasise entirely computerised sounds to defy categorisation in modern electronic music. Rival Consoles combines a clever and complex mix of hard-hitting beats with catchy acid melodies.

Or as he describes it in his own words: ‘Rival Consoles is a musical project where I take ideas which are cheap and processed, and combine them with rich, unpredictable patterns – resulting in music which appears commercial yet typically against commercial music at the same time.’

http://www.myspace.com/rivalconsoles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2Jet-ZEOCQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EODD6mYYevI

KILL REF
Kill Ref, born as Alessandro Signore, started his own musical path in the early 1994 DJing at several small independent techno parties located between Rome and Naples. His sound has always straightaway pointed out his natural suitability for an avantagarded style such both regarding Autechre’s And Aphex Twin’s visionary rhythmic choices, the strong heirlooms of Mills’ and Hood’s Detroit techno, the Rotterdam ravish hardtouch, the industrial echoes of the early Nitzer Ebb and Front242. Actually more regardless of any time signature, KR can inspire people both moving and travelling through an ecstatic obsessive dance: that’s the simplest and then purest meaning of the complexshaped language inside his dancefloor appeal. The everlasting love for the industrial landscapes and ruins and then the growing dark influence affecting his hybrid productions can let KR glaringly be considered as the “industrial-techno forerunner married with an electronic glitching, drilling hyperuranium”.

http://agency.thecentrifuge.co.uk/kill-ref/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa89YczisAU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb5UO28vpd4

QUIP
Experiments in small suburban bedroom, playing guitar in a punk band, classical guitar, show band, making tracks with a one second sampler, getting my first PC and rinsing the Soundblaster card, working to pay for equipment, making tracks on trains, in basements and in peoples houses, more bands, loss of my music partner, learning how to write tunes, recording the guitar, making sounds with the guitar that doesn’t sound like the guitar, working as a sound engineer, doing lots of gigs, working to pay for equipment, moving house, splitting up with long term girlfriend, making more music, releasing music for I Can Count, Hippocamp, more gigs, working with STFU collective, teaching music technology, moving house, making more music, working to pay for equipment, joining some more bands, doing some music for The Centrifuge and Inaudible Answer, making music for TV and film, doing more gigs….

http://agency.thecentrifuge.co.uk/quip
http://www.quipmusic.co.uk/wordpress/

MISSAW
Resident miscreant and birthday boy.

http://agency.thecentrifuge.co.uk/missaw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv3kun-SzZ0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INyamBah3xM

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[CF051] Rotodrone Remixed LP Released

[CF051] Rotodrone Remixed LP Released

Released on Sunday 24th October 2010 at http://www.thecentrifuge.co.uk, free download.

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A collection of remixes based on [CF043] Rotodrone – Diving Bell LP.

Tracklist:
1. Crocidura Turba (Scrubber Fox Remix)
2. Rings Around The Sun (Vertical67 Remix)
3. Bolyalphase (Yellow Then Blue Remix)
4. Fell (Eutechnik Remix)
5. Bolyaiphase (Quip Remix)
6. Fell (Volitune Remix)
7. Skelton Junction (Oxynucid Remix)
8. Crocidura Turba (Mrs Jynx Remix)
9. Fell (Sage Taylor Remix)
10. Skeleton Junction (Prima Mater Unmix)
11. Slow Wave (Roy of the Ravers Around The World In 80 Raves Mix)

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Mastering by Alex Wintermute at Sonic Lab Studios.

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The Centrifuge Showcase Mix on Electronic Explorations

Here it is! The Centrifuge and Acroplane hook up once more to deliver 2x 40minutes of weird and wonderful music for the ever-excellent Electronic Explorations podcast series.

Check it out!

http://electronicexplorations.org/the-show/122-acroplane-and-centrifuge/

Acroplane Recordings
[01] – automatic tasty – big bad
[02] – koen park – a figurative gestation
[03] – red box recorder – the king’s english
[04] – mad ep – no. 14 in e minor
[05] – baconhead – goonies
[06] – electromeca – crusin’ for concrete
[07] – t-polar – zero
[08] – hurtdeer – anhedonia
[09] – sietzen – thelma step
[10] – mothboy – fight song
[11] – dead sound – flipside
[12] – ebola – portland 2cb
[13] – wagawaga – cheeky bastard
[14] – igorr – oesphage de tourterelle
[15] – electromeca – steam funk
[16] – mad ep vs. larvae – stepping amongst daysleepers
[17] – wahn – slow controller
[18] – molez – routine
[19] – somatic responses – shinjuku walk
[20] – prince kong – stamina
[21] – vertical 67 – float

The Centrifuge Tracklisting:
[01] – The Weather Channel – Weather Channel 5
[02] – Quip – Babs
[03] – Vaetxh – The Sky Is An Abyss
[04] – The Gasman – Polymerase
[05] – Rotodrone – Bolyaiphase (Yellow Then Blue Remix)
[06] – Koolmorf Widesen – Bow94 (Scrubber Fox Remix)
[07] – Eutechnik – Untitled 1
[08] – Tudor Acid – Robot Cowboy Rides A Robot Horse
[09] – EOD – Cannibal Acid
[10] – Wisp – Untitled
[11] – Gareth Clarke – Semmlweis
[12] – Carl Brown – Day Before Day
[13] – Global Goon – mAKE ME
[14] – Roy of the Ravers – Radford Raver
[15] – Rotodrone – Rings Around The Sun (Vertical67 Remix)
[16] – Eutechnik – Untitled 2

Acroplane
The mix is a selection put together by Mad EP and the label.

Acroplane is a long established label based in Belfast. Firstly starting as a free music only label, they’ve recently started to also sell a 2nd line of releases via most digi stores including records by Porcelain Minotaurs (aka Bong-ra), Electromeca, Baconhead and wAgAwAgA.

Keep an eye out for soon — New releases from Sunken Foal, Somatic Responses, T-Polar, Mad EP and Mothboy amongst others.

Acroplane still release the occasional freebie too from quality up and coming artists needing exposure.

The Centrifuge label & agency showcase mix for Electronic Explorations.

Compiled by missaw in Berlin, June 2010.

The Centrifuge is a global artist collective interested in all forms of experimental and electronic music. It was formed in early 2007 by missaw and NeuteK whilst residing in Nottingham, UK. At the start it was just those two playing once a month in the back room of the now defunct Blueprint Nightclub.

missaw would play some nice tunes and NeuteK would play a tracker liveset, or live coding, or maybe hacking dance mat software to make people fall over. Simple times. Captain Chaos and Sadistician of sister label Braincore Recordings also got involved and things were fun if a little inconsequential.

Then the club got closed down, and we decided to organise events in places like London, Manchester, Leeds, Malta and Berlin. We started our free digital label in June 2008 and have put out 50 releases thus far, with approximately 100k downloads to date. 2010 has been a busy year for The Centrifuge so far, as the label HQ relocation to Berlin in January was accompanied by the announcement of an artist management & booking agency and a significant roster expansion.

Most of the tracks in this selection for Electronic Explorations are fresh cuts from our label with a few two exclusive treats from our agency crew for good measure. Hope you enjoy!

New Label Previews On Soundcloud

We’re busy greasing ourselves up for OVERKILL @ CORSICA STUDIOS this Friday so less talk more rock. Here’s some new tunes, a taster of what is to come soon from our label :)

Previews by The Centrifuge

[CF303] Various Artists – Acid Futures Volume I Released

[CF303] Various Artists – Acid Futures Compilation Volume I

Released on Sunday 6th June 2010 at http://www.thecentrifuge.co.uk, free download.

Part 1 of a bumper 2 album acid compendium. Drink it in…

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Tracklist Volume I:
1. Cane – Non-Fiction
2. Tudor Acid – Robot Cowboy Rides A Robot Horse
3. Chevron – Fasilides
4. Herv – Northern Soulless
5. Tom Yaxley – Ambienty (Carl Brown ’92 Cornwall Mix)
6. Cursor Miner – Millions Of Frogs
7. Helico Bacter & My Gloomy Machine – Part III (Kill Ref Glitchacido RMX)
8. Atlas Moth – Okley Sodom
9. Automatic Tasty – 606 Ways To Say…
10. Scrubber Fox – Futurestrasse
11. brokeBust – The Ballad of Frank Olson
12. Myoptik – Acid Combing
13. Quip – t0chre
14. Mr Nibbles feat. NeuTek – 303EMU
15. Robot for Brains – This Is Life
16. th’idiot – Korg Duet

Credits
Published by The Centrifuge in June 2010 using a Creative Commons License.

Cane – Non Fiction: vocal by Non Genetic / Shadow Huntaz. Released on vinyl Creative Space 2008.

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[CF030] Various Artists – The Centrifuge Remixed

[CF030] Various Artists – The Centrifuge Remixed

Released Sunday September 6th 2009 at http://www.thecentrifuge.co.uk, free download.

Something special to celebrate reaching the ripe old age of 30. Members of The Centrifuge’s ever-growing roster and invited friends contributed remixes of tracks from our back catalogue.

CF030 cover

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Tracklist:
Volume 1:
1. Mr Nibbles – m324 (NeuTek “Genus” Remix)
2. [Kill Ref] – Melanconica ClassM (Vertical67 Remix)
3. Scrubber Fox – Gash Rash (Koolmorf Widesen Remix)
4. Holy Mark Swift Remix, Gasman!
5. Joel-Aime Beauchamp vs brokeBust – Touched Megamix
6. Mr Nibbles feat. NeuTek – 303EMU
7. Koolmorf Widesen – Bow94 (Scrubber Fox Remix)
8. NeuTek – Orinoco (Roy Of The Ravers “Centrifugal Force” Remix)
9. Gareth Clarke – Disillusion (Yellow Then Blue Remix)
10. Oxynucid – The Doog (Oxynucid “Post-Jazz” Remix)
11. Myoptik feat. Data Out – Former Lunatic Bites (Reflexicon Remix)

Volume 2:
12. Mark Swift – Desparate Moments (The Gasman Remix)
13. Oxynucid – pH 6.6 (Quip Litmus Remix)
14. Koolmorf Widesen – Bow94 (Kill Ref Remix)
15. NeuTek – BestBefore (Mr Nibbles Remix)
16. Oxynucid – WATMM Wedding (Ursa “WATTM Funeral” Remix)
17. Uncool Sam – Oh8 (Myoptik “Tiny Revival” Remix)
18. NeuTek – Orinoco (Roy Of The Ravers “Laser Dome” Remix)
19. Mrs Jynx – Martian (Aniline Remix)
20. Mr Nibbles – m324 (NeuTek “Nibbldean” Remix)
21. NeuTek – Busby Soundsystem (Idiron Soundtrack Remix)
22. brokeBust – Changes (Sadistician “Yes, The Blood Does Come Anyway…” Remix)
23. Scrubber Fox – 12 Volt Minge (Feldermelder “quantsize” Remix)

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Track 23 mastered by Julien Grandjean at Jet Lag Studios, Vevey, Switzerland.

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Photos and Audio from Open Source Acid @ Ginglik

Thanks to all the crew who came down and bathed in acid with us that balmy night. sweet live sets from live acts Chevron, 0dan, Oxynucid and Quip, a rare chance to acid it up for myself and big respect to our resident VJ The SuRReaLaRTiST, Gilbert for photos and Ginglik for being great, if a little leaky!

Audio: selected live sets are being tweaked and will be in the Mixes / Live Sets page pronto.

Photos:

The Centrifuge @ Futuresonic Festival 2009 Workshop Videos Online!

Here it is, footage from the very first Workshop/Seminar series that The Centrifuge has organised, at Futuresonic Festival in Manchester, May 2009. Apologies for the sound and video quality, limited budget an’ all that!

Street Rave Footage to follow…

1) Scrubber Fox, Mr Underwood & DJ Stuff – Microcontrollers & the physical environment: an sonic exploration of microcontrollers, tactile sensors and mechanical devices.
www.myspace.com/thescrubberfoxspace / www.mrunderwood.co.uk

Sam Underwood and Gary Naylor are electronic musicians hailing from Cornwall and Wigan. Both ‘inventor makers’, they have come together to develop their first collaborative piece for the festival. This will see electronics, interactivity and music collide. Futuresonic will play host to the unveiling, showcase and performance of their work.

Mr Underwood and Scrubber Fox Part 1

Mr Underwood and Scrubber Fox Part 1

2) NeuTek – www.thecentrifuge.co.uk
Adventures with Piggy Tracker : the pocket studio/performance package

NeuTek (aka Dean Forrest) is an Oslo-based musician and programmer, releasing music exclusively on the The Centrifuge netlabel. He uses bespoke open-source tracker software and portable devices to create technical, emotive and challenging ‘chip-glitch’ music with a dynamic and energetic performance aesthetic.

Piggy tracker is a light weight, multiple platform, powerful music composition tool. In this seminar you will see piggy’s features demonstrated and learn how to compose a song and play it live, all within your hands and off a couple of AA batteries. The utilisation of Piggy tracker has led to the world’s first live “wireless street rave” – the music is created and manipulated live by NeuTek and the Boombot Soundsystem’s speaker-suits form a mobile PA.

NeuTek

3) Raw Hedroom – www.myspace.com/rawhedroom
Jazzmutant Lemur Masterclass

Gareth Williams, otherwise known as Raw Hedroom, has been making waves of late. His recent work has been climbing Beatport’s techno charts and he is one of highly influential German techno label, Trapez’s most recent signings. His own brand of electronic music is technical and often melodic, yet puts the real emphasis on pushing an infectious groove.

After a classical upbringing, thanks to his music-teaching mother, Gareth was seduced by bleeps and buzzes at a tender age and has been practising his dark art ever since. An early adopter of the Lemur, Gareth uses Jazzmutant’s groundbreaking touchscreen controller alongside Ableton Live as as a powerful performance and compositional tool. Being able to “touch” and physically manipulate sounds intuitively allows him to deliver a precisely crafted set. In the studio it lets him capture the human error and groove which is missing from a lot of clinically sequenced electronic music.

This workshop will demonstrate the following aspects of the Lemur/Live partnership while showcasing a number of features from Lemur’s new V2 firmware update:

Performing a powerful hybrid live/DJ set with the Lemur/Live combination
Using the Lemur with Live as a powerful sound-design tool
Natural and musical sequencing with Lemur and Live

Raw Hedroom Part 1

Raw Hedroom Part 2

4) Ben Eyes (aka Quip) – www.quipmusic.co.uk
Live Looping techniques using modular software environments

Using software it is now possible to create live loops on the fly, in a similar fashion to the popular looper pedals. However the modular possibilities of programs such as Audiomulch allow far more creative use of looping. Ben Eyes will be discussing some of the techniques he uses for performance and composition. He will also show off the new mac version of Audiomulch and show how you can use Ableton as a Live Looping platform.

Quip

5) Richard Devine – www.richard-devine.com
Jazzmutant Lemur Masterclass

As an artist his productions are frequently intricate, heavily processed and intense, being held in the highest regard by journalists, music fans and seminal artists such as Autechre and Aphex Twin alike. He has released 4 full-length albums on Schematic, Warp, Asphodel, and Sublight records and has performed his own ear-tearing music mayhem worldwide.

He has done film score work for Touchstone Pictures, sound mangling for Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, designed countless commercials and done sound design for companies from uber-cool audio companies like Native Instruments, Ableton and Access to car firms such as Audi and BMW!

Being the kind of guy who loves to use (and abuse) any new technology he can get his hands on, he took to the Jazzmutant Lemur like a (rather twisted) duck to water.

In his workshop he will demonstrate how he has been using the Lemur for all of the above! He will discuss how he’s taken advantage of Jazzmutant multitouch technology in multiple situations:

DJing
Playing live
Working in the studio
Producing sound design
The workshop will feature use of the Lemur in a variety of applications, including Ableton Live, Native Instruments Reaktor and Traktor, Cycling 74′s Max/MSP and more.

Richard Devine Part 1

Richard Devine Part 2

A lot can happen in a year…

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Well, its been a year since we launched The Centrifuge’s netlabel with our first London show (at the now defunct Epicurean Lounge) and what a year it’s been!

At the last count we’ve put on or been heavily involved about 35 shows in 4 UK cities (London, Nottingham, Leeds and Manchester) in the past 12 months, in spaces as diverse as galleries, clubs,  city centre spaces, warehouses and community centres. Not to be outdone, the label has released 27 EPs, albums and compilations.

Here at The Centrifuge HQ we’d like to extend a sincere, heartfelt thankyou to everyone who’s been involved with both sides of our activities, including but not limited to:

Label -NeuTek, Sadistician / Unit Cell, Captain Chaos, Oxynucid, Scrubber Fox, Loz Koleszko, Communicon, The Gasman, Idiron Soundtrack, Carl Brown, Gareth Clarke, Mark Swift, Fractional, Uncool Sam / Glaztze / Mr Underwood, brokeBust / Guide, Myoptik, LJ Kruzer, Manglebot, abscissa, Reflexicon, Formication, Richard Devine, Puzzleweasel,  Koolmorf Widesen, Ken Bock, Sinnataggen, DH Sublord, Jash, Chevron, Joel-Aime Beauchamp, Ursa, Quip, Veqtor, Yellow Then Blue, QXTC, Mrs Jynx & heaps more to come!

Events – NeuTek, missaw, Ebola / Zeddemore, Captain Chaos, Wisp, Al Qaholic, Plucking Skanker, Sadistician / Unit Cell, Oxynucid, Quip, Scrubber Fox, Communicon, The Gasman, Idiron Soundtrack, Gareth Clarke, Mark Swift, Uncool Sam / Glatze / Mr Underwood, brokeBust / Guide, Myoptik, abscissa, Formication, Richard Devine, Puzzleweasel, Koolmorf Widesen, Sinnataggen, Chevron, Ursa, Mrs Jynx, The Acid Factory, Rob Hall, Mr 76ix, Syntheme, DJ Scotch Egg, Ove-Naxx, Maruosa, Bogulta, Chevron, DMX Krew, The Boombot Soundsystem, Dolphin, Scheme Boy, Raw Hedroom, DJ Stuff, Zanf, The Doubtful Guest, Feldermelder, AGT Rave Cru, Daedelus, Lone, Joe Germlin & loads more I’m sure I’ve forgotten (sorry! let us know if you’re missed and we’ll sort it out!)

Crews - Adverse Camber, I Love Acid, Plex, Lobotomy, Strictly Come Rinsing, Kombination Funk, Redrum and many others…

And finally - big respect to Tom Brennan, Gilbert Sinnott, Alex Henson, Ameet Hindocha for graphics and photography; Alex Wintermute for mastering, the management at Ginglik (London), Blueprint (Nottingham), Moog (Nottingham), The Common Place (Leeds), Urbis (Manchester), Blink (Manchester), The Epicurean Lounge (London), Gramaphone (London); and love to our pals at Acroplane Recordings, Rephlex Records, Balkan Vinyl, Planet Mu, Warp Records, Skam Records, n5MD, 030303 and many other excellent crews for gracing our shows and keeping the fire burning.

We’re aiming to put links up to artist, label and events crews soon, the power of google search should help you in the meantime if you’re curious!

Keep on keeping on, here’s to another cracking 12 months.

The Centrifuge x

[LDN] Sat 27th June – The Centrifuge presents Open Source Acid @ Ginglik

[LDN] Sat 27th June – The Centrifuge presents Open Source Acid @ Ginglik
Netlabel 303 takeover whilst I Love Acid has a breather for June…

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Sat 27th June @ Ginglik, 1 Shepherds Bush Green, London. W12 8PH.

Chevron LIVE (Planet Mu, Ad Noiseam, 030303)
Odan LIVE (Net-Lab)
Oxynucid LIVE (The Centrifuge)
Quip LIVE (The Centrifuge, STFU)
missaw (The Centrifuge)
Captain Chaos LIVE (The Centrifuge)

Full members free / P.A.Y.G. members free before 8pm, £6 before 10pm, £8 after / 7pm – 3am

The Centrifuge (www.thecentrifuge.co.uk) takes over the last Saturday of June while I Love Acid has a breather till July. Expect all the acid you could ever hope for from Brighton’s rave king Chevron and a host of ultra-talented live acts like Odan, Oxynucid, Captain Chaos and Quip that have set the netlabel scene alight in the past 12 months.

Chevron LIVE (Planet Mu, Ad Noiseam, 030303)
www.chevvers.com
Brighton’s acid rave king Chevron touches down for his Ginglik debut to lay down some seriously infectious floor-filler 303 basslines fresh off the back of his excellent track “Excursions” released on the ultra-cool 030303 label and an equally rinsing number “St Matthew” on The Centrifuge netlabel.

Oxynucid LIVE (The Centrifuge)
www.myspace.com/oxynucid
A classically-trained musician with golden fingers, Oxynucid aka Dominick Schofield is fast making a name for himself in electronic music. Having spent 10 years playing keys in an electro-indie band that made it big, he left to pursue his solo career. Barely moments later, he signed to The Centrifuge and has released a string of acclaimed EPs and tracks, combining his electro tendencies and braindance influences to shape wondrous pieces of lush melodic electronics. You aren’t gonna see too many reel-to-reel players and Korg MS-10s on stage either – live electronics can be real, and Oxynucid’s sets have been the highlight of many a Centrifuge show.

Odan LIVE (Net-lab)
www.myspace.com/0dan
Odan is a London-based electro don with some impressive advanced acid productions in the pipeline which he will be premiering on the night. Also a couple of netlabel EP’s to his name back in the hayday of Net-lab. One to watch!

Quip LIVE (The Centrifuge, STFU)
www.quipmusic.co.uk
Experiments in small suburban bedroom, playing guitar in a punk band, classical guitar, show band, making tracks with a one second sampler, getting my first PC and rinsing the Soundblaster card, working to pay for equipment, making tracks on trains, in basements and in peoples houses, more bands, loss of my music partner, learning how to write tunes, recording the guitar, making sounds with the guitar that doesn’t sound like the guitar, working as a sound engineer, doing lots of gigs, working to pay for equipment, moving house, splitting up with long term girlfriend, making more music, releasing music for I Can Count, Hippocamp, more gigs, working with STFU collective, teaching music technology, moving house, making more music, working to pay for equipment, joining some more bands, doing some music for the Centrifuge and Inaudible Answer making music for tv and film, doing more gigs….

missaw (The Centrifuge)
www.missaw.com
missaw is The Centrifuge’s label curator & resident remixer, creating electronic concoctions for the body and the mind.

Captain Chaos LIVE (The Centrifuge)
London’s live acid rave general, ready to law down some sweet 303-lines and crunchy beats for maximum sweat on the dancefloor!

More info online:

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http://www.myspace.com/centrifugeuk
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First batch of photos from Futuresonic Festival Online!

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[CF020] Various Artists – Anyone Can Make Dubstep

[CF020] Various Artists – Anyone Can Make Dubstep

Released on Sunday 12th April 2009 at www.TheCentrifuge.co.uk.

In an homage to those true “mainstream innovators” Radiohead, we’ve taken “Anyone Can Play Guitar” and turned it into “Anyone Can Make Dubstep” a excuse to release something a little different to our usual output. The idea was to solicit tracks from our artist roster and friends utilising the 2-step motif and/or elements associated with it, with the hope that our broad musical church would offer up some original musical communion, or at least something grotesque to sacrifice at the altar. We’ve got some great tracks on here from Centrifuge regulars, some new faces and some distinguished guests.

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Tracklist
1. Ken Bock – Meltdown
2. Koolmorf Widesen – Bow94
3. Puzzleweasel and Richard Devine – Mad Bonce
4. Idiron Soundtrack – Pinter’s Second Silence
5. Jash – Emerging Daisy
6. Chevron – St Matthew
7. Joel-Aime Beauchamp – Exit Dick The Quick
8. Oxynucid – The Dark Prince Of Pain
9. Captain Chaos – Dubious Squelch And The Naughty Cupboard
10. DH Sublord – In A Biscuit Tin
11. Ursa – Coincidence
12. The Gasman – Chubstep
13. Quip – Treat Me Well
14. Scrubber Fox – Grint Mint
15. Myoptik – DirtstoP

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[CF012] Supernatant: The Centrifuge Label Sampler

[CF012] Supernatant: The Centrifuge Label Sampler

Released on Sunday 7th December 2008 at http://www.thecentrifuge.co.uk, free download.

The Centrifuge Label Sampler album, 18 tracks from 18 artists.

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To celebrate our netlabel’s 6 month anniversary, and a year of cracking shows all over the UK we’ve put together a FREE mammoth compendium of quality music, 18 tracks by 18 different artists associated with The Centrifuge. A diverse array of styles, production methods and aesthetics is within. Come see for yourself, its free so what have you got to lose? With tracks from luminaries such as The Gasman, Germlin, NeuTek and Gareth Clarke as well as gems from The Centrifuge’s artists such as Oxynucid, Quip, Idiron Soundtrack and Mark Swift it seems silly not to!

Tracklisting:
1. NeuTek – Orinoco
2. Gareth Clarke – Pax Assyriaca
3. Mark Swift – Swiftlings
4. Oxynucid – Harpstep
5. Idiron Soundtrack – Acton Overground
6. Sinnataggen – ued
7. Capta1n Cha0s – Pleuretic
8. Sadistician (feat. Uncle Zapft) – Horse Race
9. Communicon – Keep
10. Guide – Wing Movement
11. The Gasman – Asid Owen
12. Scrubber Fox – Weirnoisen Fogger
13. Myoptik – Acid Shanty
14. Quip – Ideas
15. Fractional – Lula
16. Uncool Sam – Oh8
17. Germlin – Link Up (Blogmix)
18. Abscissa – Romancing the Glitch

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