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Bhangra Mini Mix

RADIO EXOTICA present: Bhangra

The cool cats of RADIO EXOTICA continue on their tour, introducing us to some of their favourite sounds from around the world. Following on from the recent Cumbia mini-mix, RADIO EXOTICA's Benjamin Power has put together a selection of his top bhangra tracks.

India has a rich musical history and Bollywood has become synonymous with Indian life. Singers in Bollywood, with a few exceptions, are playback singers who don’t appear in the films but have their own fans nonetheless: it is a unique industry. While bhangra is known for its modern sound, its origins are based in the more traditional folk music from the Punjab region. There’s such a wealth of music in India of varying styles, each with its own unique story to tell.

We start the mix off with some children’s songs, Bollywood-style, to ease you into the intensity and extravagance of true Bollywood. The Bollywood style of music is formed from the cinema style of the same name yet it is an industry in its own right with its own superstars; something very different from Hollywood. The disco style was introduced into Bollywood films through legendary film composers Bappi Lahiri, R.D. Burman and Biddu Appaih. Finishing with the ever popular and more traditional bhangra sounds, we bring you some of our favourite tracks, Panjabi MC being the most well known. We love his use of the bassline from the Busta Rhymes track Turn It Up (Remix)/Fire It Up. Please enjoy this mix dead loud, it’s the only way to listen to bhangra.

 

@radioexoticaDJ

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Maray Mix

Spritz, Mix, Maray!

As the football is in full flow over on the other side of the Channel, you can enjoy an altogether more relaxing experience over on Bold Street courtesy of Maray and Radio Exotica. The DJ duo who regularly supply Bido Lito! with the finest mixes exploring music genres from all corners of the world have put together the Maray Mix.

In tribute to the boutique eatery's Parisian influences (the name Maray comes from La Marais district of the French captial), Radio Exotica have weaved a sophisticated selection of tunes from genres such as Swing Musette, Gypsy Jazz, Parisian Bal Musette along with some Middle Eastern flavours to provide the perfect ambience.

The mix celebrates Maray's brand new Spritz Sundays offer which entitles customers to two spritz for £10. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a lazy afternoon watching the world go by, and not a misfiring England striker in sight!

Maray.co.uk

@RadioExoticaDJ

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Reggae Mini Mix

RADIO EXOTICA present: Positive Vibration

The cool cats of RADIO EXOTICA continue on their tour, introducing us to some of their favourite sounds from around the world. Following on from last month’s cumbia mix, RADIO EXOTICA’s, Rory Taylor brings the party back home with a 45-minute reggae mix. With Positive Vibration – Festival of Reggae taking place on 10th and 11th June, Rory has put together a selection of his top tracks from some of the bands and artists performing at this year’s festival.

The mix features tracks from some of the UK's most exciting, up-and-coming reggae bands, including Shanty, Cut Capers, Solko, Backbeat Soundsystem, Kioko and Rumjig. There’s also a nod to reggae legends, Mad Professor, Trojan Sound System, Don Letts and DJ Vadim.

You can read RADIO EXOTICA discussing some of these tracks and artists in a little more depth in the June 2016 issue of Bido Lito!. And you can find out more about Positive Vibration - Festival of Reggae on Facebook.

@RadioExoticaDJ

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Cumbia Mini Mix

RADIO EXOTICA present: Cumbia

The cool cats of RADIO EXOTICA continue on their tour – introducing us to some of their favourite sounds from around the world. Following on from last month's Thai psych mini-mix, RADIO EXOTICA's Benjamin Power has put together a selection of his top cumbia tracks.

Summer is finally here so we thought we would invite you to dance your pretty socks to the sexiest music you’re likely to hear. Cumbia is a style of music focused on the dance that was originally used as a courtship practiced by the African community. There are a number of influences within cumbia, mainly coming from the instrumentation of Africa and Europe. Though it is also heavily influenced by traditional Amerindian (indigenous people of the Americas) styles.

In this mix we have selected tracks from a variety of countries and Cumbia styles ranging across South America, including LOS IMMORTALES, CHICO CERVANTES, EL NINO LLORA and more. Open the windows, let the world in and dance the courtship dance.

 

@radioexoticaDJ

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Thai Psych Mini Mix

RADIO EXOTICA present: Thai psych

The cool cats of RADIO EXOTICA continue on their tour – introducing us to some of their favourite sounds from around the world. Following on from last month's desert blue mini-mix, RADIO EXOTICA's Benjamin Power has put together a selection of his top Thai psych tracks.

Psychedelic music could possibly be the most diverse of all styles. With its range and scope covering folk, rock, pop, soul and more there is no one common theme but rather a multiplex of influences. The most common influence is Indian music with its drones, ragas and sitar. So where does Thai psych fit in?

'Luk thung' is a well known style of Thai music. Originating in the countryside after World War 2, luk thung has its roots firmly in traditional folk styles and is relatively unpolished with a poetic view on rural life, poverty and politics. Many of the traditional sounds found in luk thung are similar to Indian music and so have a natural psychedelic feel that was adopted by the west.

'Molam' is a more traditional style of music in Thailand that, instead of influencing, was influenced by western music during the 70s thanks to American Army bases positioned around the Isaan region of the country. A simplistic yet entrancing style, 'molam' is definitely psychedelic in nature which is probably why it absorbed so much of the western influence, copying faithfully guitar riffs from bands like Black Sabbath and The Rolling Stones.

This mix features tracks from some of Thailand's finest practitioners of luk thung and molam, including ANGKANANG, KHUN NARIN, DAO BANDON, SORENG SANTI and PLEARN PROMDAN.

 

@radioexoticaDJ

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Crackle And Dust Guest Mix

Leftfield mashing mix by Crackle & Dust's Andy McLoughlin

We’re always interested to hear what waxy gems are lurking in the depths of the record bags of the city’s DJs, or the kind of music they’re indulging in away from the dancefloor. This month we hear from Andy McLoughlin, one of the people behind Leaf’s new weekly worship at the altar of wax, CRACKLE & DUST. Taking place each Thursday evening, Crackle & Dust allows one guest selector to open up their record collections and entertain the crowds with some of their favourite cuts.

Andy has put together this mix to accompany a column in our April 2016 issue featuring ESG, JONZUN CREW, SUICIDE, GINA X and plenty more across its 60 minutes, and described it thus: “This mix is rooted in the leftfield, and is comfortable with being a bit weird. From 80s electro funk and disco punk to electronica and beyond.”

Catch Crackle & Dust's special Record Store Day 2016 events at Leaf on Saturday 16th April (12pm-5pm), featuring guest DJs Joe Fearon, Olly Buchanan and more.

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Desert Blues Mini Mix

RADIO EXOTICA present: Desert blues

The cool cats of RADIO EXOTICA continue on their tour – introducing us to some of their favourite sounds from around the world. Following on from last month's Latin boogaloo mini-mix, RADIO EXOTICA's Rory Taylor has put together a selection of his top desert blues tracks.

Desert blues refers to the music of the Tuareg people and related nomad groups of the Sahara. First popularised by legendary Malian singer and multi-instrumentalist, ALI FARKA TOURÉ, desert blues is often considered the roots of American blues. The sound is primarily guitar-driven in the style known as 'assouf' and incorporates some incredibly groovy basslines, as well traditional nomad melodies and rhythms.

Commonly referred to as ‘rebel music’, desert blues is an integral part of the historic struggle which has taken place in much of North Africa. Many of the scene's biggest stars honed their craft in revolutionary training camps or learned electric guitar in refugee tent cities. The music they create often speaks to the realities of their lives.

Entrancing, sometimes melancholy, and often downright trippy, this mix features tracks from some of North Africa's most celebrated musicians, including Ali Farka Touré, SALIF KEITA, AMADOU AND MARIAM and TINARIWEN, as well some of its rising stars, including TAMIKREST, TERAKAFT, BOMBINO and SONGHOY BLUES.

 

@rebelsoultweet

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The Go-Go Cage! Guest Mix

Shakedown mix by The Go-Go Cage!'s Carl Combover, Johnny Alpha and Andy Hoodoo

Celebrating 10 years of hip-shakin' and foot stompin', we delve inside the world of Liverpool's sleazy and sassy club night THE GO-GO CAGE! with this ace shakedown mix from the minds behind it. Featuring a plethora of ace cuts - from the likes of Little Richard, Wanda Jackson, The Strangeloves and the King himself - this 70-minute mix will have you dancing and grooving long into the night.

Read our feature on The Go-Go Cage! in our February 2016 issue - and make sure you attend their 10th birthday "Trash Spectacular" at The Magnet on Saturday 6th February.

 

...shakin' all over...

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Latin Boogaloo Mini Mix

RADIO EXOTICA present: Latin boogaloo

Presenting the first in a new series of mixes from the cool cats of RADIO EXOTICA, a new project from the team behind Rebel Soul. First up, Latin boogaloo.

We’re always interested to hear what waxy gems are lurking in the depths of the record bags of the city’s DJs, or the kind of music they’re indulging in away from the dancefloor. In our February 2016 issue, RADIO EXOTICA's Rory Taylor takes us on a tour of some of his favourite world music genres, beginning with Latin boogaloo.

Boogaloo originated in the streets of El Barrio, the South Bronx and Brooklyn in the 1960s. The style fused rhythm and blues, doo-wop and soul with mambo, son montuno and other Caribbean styles and polyrhythms. Although it never received broad recognition, the emergence of boogaloo was a very important period in Latin music history. For many young Latinos, boogaloo was a time of revolution and social awakening.

If you're still confounded, try this 30-minute mini mix on for size: an introduction to Latin boogaloo, featuring landmark works by JOE CUBA, PETER RODRIGUEZ, HECTOR RIVERA, MONGO SANTAMARÌA and more.

You can read RADIO EXOTICA discussing some of these tracks and artists in a little more depth in the February 2016 issue of Bido Lito!. And keep your eyes open for more mixes and events coming up from the RADIO EXOTICA team.

@RebelSoulTweet

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Fire Records Guest Mix

Psychedelic Fire mixtape

Presenting the fourth and final installation of Liverpool Psych Fest's guest PZYKMIXes, in anticipation of the ever-looming event which takes place on 25th and 26th September. Curated by FIRE RECORDS - who bring Virginia Wing, Noveller and Death And Vanilla to PZYK 2015 - this Psychedelic Fire mix incorporates the label’s artists as well as some dreamy iterations that you can expect from the Fire Records DJs, who'll also be playing a set at the festival.

Expect dreamy shoegaze synth and sci-fi-influenced psych-pop from Malmö natives Death And Vanilla who play Furnace on Saturday, interspersed with the soaring soundscapes created by Austin-based composer and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate in her solo project Noveller. While Noveller - who brings her sonic-spheres to Blade on Satuday - blends slow-burning electric guitar and synth to craft cinematic tracks capable of transporting the listener to other worlds, South London trio Virginia Wing create hallucinogenic psych pop shot through with experimentation and a real sense of urgency. Taking to the Camp stage on Saturday, you can listen to their psychedelic noir-pop here first amongst label-mates.

Since its inception in 1986, Fire has always been a label associated with the darker, weirder ends of the alternative music spectrum. In 1989, Spacemen 3's seminal LP Playing With Fire was issued on Fire, and they went on to release records by Neutral Milk Hotel and Bardo Pond (among many others), and provided a home for the fledgling careers of Pulp, Teenage Fanclub and Guided By Voices.

Day and weekend tickets for Liverpool Psych Fest are still on sale from liverpoolpsychfest.com, where you'll also be able to find the three previous PZYKMIXES, from Bonnacons Of Doom, Finders Keepers and Black Devil Disco Club.

 

firerecords.com

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DJ Coco Guest Mix

Liverpool meets Barcelona

To mark the second edition of LIV-BCN festival taking place at The Kazimier on 11th July 2015, Barcelona native and Primavera Sound resident DJ COCO has put together this mix for us. The mix comes in on the futurist waves of Catalan post-rock whizzkids The Suicide Of Western Culture, and blending in some great beats from The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Future Islands and Midlake. All this points to what we can expect from Coco's a closing set at LIV-BCN 2015, a festival which links the independent cultural activities of two great maritime cities which both have a fierce pride in their identity and in the creative exploits of their artists. MUJERES, CLINIC, TSOWC, UNIVERS and STRANGE COLLECTIVE are among those Liverpool or Barcelona-based artists performing at the Liverpool leg of the festival on 11th July.

We have a pair of tickets to give away to this year's festival. To enter all you have to do is like and comment on this Facebook post about which artist you're most looking forward to seeing; or favourite and retweet this Twitter post. We will be announcing the winner at midday on Friday 10th July.

For more details and tickets head to liv-bcn.com

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Bless This Beatology Mix

A slice of Bless This Beatology

Bless This Beatology is a new dance, DnB and electronica night hosted by DJ Kiddology, dedicated to bringing quality sounds and visuals to Liverpool and promising full sensory satisfaction. On Saturday 2nd May, Bless This Beatology are holding their first live show at the O2 Academy, featuring a full live AV set from the internationally renowned DJ FOOD (Ninja Tune and Solid Steel Radio). DJ Food will be headlining the show with an eclectic audio 'n' visual mix of styles that's a bespoke curation for this Liverpool set.

Sweet-sounding support on the night comes from host DJ Kiddology himself, who has compiled this mix as a slice of the sounds you'll be able to hear at forthcoming Bless This Beatology nights. Kiddology brings a 4-deck mix of oldskool and newskool dance classics to the live events, mixed in with a healthy dose of drum n bass, disco, electronica and funk. DJ Kiddology takes his audience on a journey to the other side of the musical stratosphere, and will be accompanied by a live VJ set from The Labrat.

We also have a competition to win two tickets to this show with DJ Food - look HERE to see how you can enter to win these tickets.

"Come along and step aboard the Sensory Spaceship, and be blown away to the far far far away planet called 'Bless This Beatology'..."

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Beaten Tracks Mix

Move Over - 60 minutes of funk and soul

Nestled on the up-and-coming Gradwell Street off Wolstenholme Square is EPICURED: a unique, family-run, independent and pocket-sized foodie haven based on a simple but fantastic meat, cheese and bread concept. This month, we’ve married epicured up with Beaten Tracks – the Liverpool-based collective of DJs who champion the rare, the dusty and the forgotten – to host this live, back-to-back funk and soul mix, which is spinning at epicured throughout April; the perfect audio accompaniment for a picnic block and a craft beer.

For more details visit epicuredliverpool.com, or find them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

If you liked this mix you can get in touch with, and find out more about, the Beaten Tracks DJs on Twitter at @BeatenTracks1.

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CHIBUKU GUEST MIX

Chibuku Residents Mix #1

HOLLY LESTER provides us with the first in our series of mixes from CHIBUKU residents as we build up to preview their 15th Birthday celebrations. The anniversary will be celebrated on 14th March with a massive all-day party that starts at Camp and Furnace (three stages from 2pm to 11pm), followed by the regular Chibuku nighttime shindig at Arts Club, from 10pm until 4am.

Having been DJing since she was only fourteen, Holly is now making waves as one of dance music's best up-and-coming DJs. It was only upon moving to Liverpool for University two years ago that her passion for DJing really began to flourish - now she is not only a Chibuku regular, but was also scouted by legendary Manchester party The Tribal Sessions, and continue a monthly residency at Sankeys in Ibiza, where she's just spent a third fruitful season. Holly's style focuses on pure house music, ranging from deeper melodic sounds through to jackin' Chicago house and bassy tech house. Having grown up listening to various genres within electronic music, her love of DnB, old skool rave and hard dance is often reflected in her sets.

 

Read our feature on 15 years of Chibuku in our March 2015 issue.

chibuku.com

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LANGUAGE, MUSIC, DREAM AND PUN

Josh Ray's Pool Of Life mix

To tie in with THE LIVERPOOL DREAM feature in Issue 53, Josh Ray has compiled a selection of music that fed off the energy in the Liverpool School of Language, Music, Dream and Pun - the legendary watering hole and hangout founded by Peter O'Halligan on the corner of Mathew Street, Rainford Square and Temple Court.

Active during the school’s days, YACHTS and DEAF SCHOOL soundtracked many a hot summer in the late 1970s, whilst inspiring many young dreamers to pick up a guitar themselves. Coincidentally beginning their musical life by picking up Deaf School’s instruments and playing themselves, BIG IN JAPAN were the next big thing to spring out of the pool of life and are rightly seen as a super-group in reverse. Ian Broudie went on to form ORIGINAL MIRRORS alongside Deaf School’s Steve Allen, as Holly Johnson fronted FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD and Jayne Casey and Ambrose Reynolds formed PINK INDUSTRY. Bill Drummond went on to idiosyncratically manage THE TEARDROP EXPLODES and ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (with Big In Japan’s David Balfe playing keys and producing for both), before founding the legendary KLF alongside Jimmy Cauty. So yeah, there’s quite a bit more to the musical legacy of Mathew Street than the tourism board would have us believe.

"LIVERPOOL IS THE POOL OF LIFE"

C. G. JUNG. 1927

 

Read the full feature article on The Liverpool School Of Language, Music, Dream And Pun in our March 2015 issue.

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2014 Review

End of year mix

 

We're not big on lists, but we are big on sounds. Good sounds. So, by way of looking back over a splendid year for good sounds from Merseyside, we've put together a mix of our favourite tunes by local artists who've hit our radar in 2014. It's very, very good, so have a listen.

The tracks in this playlist are in no particular order, just what we think flows best from song to song. And we really enjoyed putting it together: it made us look back over everything we've covered and listened to this year, and there have been some real gems. It could have run to eighty songs in all, but we're pretty happy with the final selection. Some - but not all - of the artists featured have appeared in our pink pages in 2014, and some will most definitely appear in future issues. Whether you're hearing these songs for the first or the umpteenth time, we hope you'll join us for another run through them.

Read our full rundown of each of the artists and tracks HERE, and see below for a tracklist.

NINETAILS / O For Two

CAPAC / Nested

JANE WEAVER / Argent

ALL WE ARE / Feel Safe

ESA SHIELDS / Monde Capricorn

WE ARE CATCHERS / Tap Tap Tap

VEYU / In The Forest

COUSIN JAC / Passing Place

SUNSTACK JONES / Circular Sun

BEACH SKULLS / Dreamin' Blue

BIRD / I Wanna Be Adored

AEROPLANE FLIES HIGH / GrowingHOOTON TENNIS CLUB / ...And Then Camilla Drew Fourteen Dots On Her Knee

LÅPSLEY / Station

D R O H N E / S W A R M

BLUE SAINT / Braggadocio

AMIQUE / Just Babies

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Ishumar

Hypnotic Sound Of Mali

Largely shaped by the harsh realities of drought, famine and conflict, the music of Mali has a political, social and emotional potency that you’ll struggle to find elsewhere. Best known for the desert blues of the Tuareg people, the music of Mali - like that of most African nations - is ethnically diverse. However, a rich vein of influence from the ancient Mali Empire of the Mandinka runs through almost all the music made in country, giving it a distinctly hypnotic sound easily recognised as Malian – be it made by the Tuareg, Fula, Mande, Songhai or any of the various other groups of people that make Mali’s culture so rich and diverse.

As Harvest Sun and Africa Oyé prepare for the arrival of psychedelic desert rockers TAMIKREST, Josh Ray has weaved together some Saharan sounds to get Liverpool in the mood. The mix serves as a great entry point to the music of Mali and features Tamikrest, Tinariwen, Ali Farka Touré and Mali Music.

Tamikrest play The Kazimier on Saturday 8th November. Tickets can be found HERE.

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Calypso Mini Mix

Musical Poetry

DANNY FITZGERALD's Calypso Mini Mix is an accompaniment to our feature interview with Danny Fitzgerald in the September 2014 issue of Bido Lito!

Danny has been busy working on compiling a killer set of calypso classics for the recent Soul Jazz Records release Calypso: Musical Poetry in the Caribbean 1955-69 - and we asked him to put together a mix of his favourite calypso tunes that didn't make it on to the final compilation. This min-mix features some exclusive tracks by calypso legends LORD KITCHENER, MIGHTY DOUGLA and RUPERT CLEMENDORE, and works as a great entry point in to the wonderful world of calypso music. 

Read the full feature in our September issue HERE.

 

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The Cyclist Guest Mix

Send in the Velodrones

Featured in our March 2014 issue, Liverpool-based producer THE CYCLIST really caught our ear with his intense, challenging and immersive tunes. So, to accompany the feature in Issue 42, we asked the Derry-born artist to put together an exclusive mix for us, to help shed a bit more light on his roots and influences. And he also selected a few of the tracks from the mix and explained what they meant to him as an artist. Over to The Cyclist:

 

"This mix kind of encapsulates a lot the electronic side of music that I either love or has really had a huge bearing on my sound. Probably every one of these tracks, or at least the artists involved, have heavily inspired me in some way. Also, I've added an exclusive unreleased tune here, which will be out later in the year, though I'd rather hide the identity of that tune for now..."

Burial - South London Burroughs

"Burial's not really an artist who needs much of an introduction, though definitely an artist who introduced me to the range of what can be made using a laptop. This is the first track off his first 12" on Hyperdub and probably his most bangin' tune for me."

 

Boards Of Canada - Julie And Candy

"These just properly blended psychedelia and electronic music in such an amazing way. I was totally inspired as soon as I heard the first sounds off this album (Geogaddi). This song in particular is definitely a highlight and seems to take so many off-kilter directions that you just can't help but become engrossed in it."

 

Fingers Inc - Can You Feel It

"The last track on this mix, but obviously not the least, this seminal deep house track is just so well grooved and so nicely stripped back and sorta minimal. My favourite recording from Trax and definitely one of those few 'classic' house tracks that still sounds pretty damn modern."

 

In our March 2014 feature on The Cyclist, we neglected to mention his May 2013 LP Bones In Motion, released through Leaving Records/Stones Throw Records. Instead we focused on his debut LP Bending Brass. For those of you who'd like to find out more about Bones In Motion - which is a fairly stunning affair, and builds on the sprawling 'tape throb' aesthetic laid down by Bending Brass - then you can listen to it online here - soundcloud.com/the-cyclist

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MODU:LAR D.E.B Vinyl Mix

Into The Groove

This Saturday 1st March sees a transcontinental and national collection of sounds clash in MODU:LAR's first big event of 2014 . A showcase of DJs and noisemakers from accross Europe will be heading to the Baltic Triangle for a night that features the best of underground minimal, house, electro and dub. 

The eclectic line-up includes illusive Romanian [a:rpia:r] signee DAN ANDREI and conceptual Berlin performer and producer ION LUDWIG playing his acclaimed live set, as well as guest LEROY ROBERTS from Toast Underground (London) and co-founder SCOTT GRANT. 

To get a dose of the kind of deep grooves we can expect from the event this weekend, D.E.B. (aka Gavin Clarke) has put together this mix of stellar tracks from his collection, featuring tracks from BOO WILLIAMS, JULIAN PEREZ and SILVER CITY to get you in the mood.

For more information and tickets head to the facebook event page here.

 

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Inkarta #001 Guest Mix

The Sound of Inkarta

The inaugral INKARTA #001 launch party at The Kazimier on Thursday 30th January promises to be a thrilling audio-visual experience like no other, so ahead of proceedings Inkarta have been kind enough to put together a handy playlist to set the mood with an array of artists featured on the night.

The mix-tape includes the cascading soundscapes and lush melodies of Michigan-born beatmaker SHIGETO who will make his Liverpool debut on the night, alongside the complex but ever danceable sonic tapestries of Ghostly International label-mate DAUWD.

Also featured is the grime/funk grooves of FANTASTIC MR FOX, alongside the airy synths of PHAELEH and FLYING LOTUS while the playlist is rounded off by the skittering rhythms of bass duo SEPALCURE.

 

Inkarta #001 is on Thursday 30th January at The Kazimier. Tickets are available from this link.

Official Inkarta Facebook page

thekazimier.co.uk

 

 

 

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Kalax Mythopoeia Guest Mix

Mythopoeia #1 Mix-Tape 

As a pre-cursor to his performance at Stealing Sheep's MYTHOPOEIA #1: NIGHT OF THE ICE DRAGON event on 14th December, synth-wave producer KALAX has made a small compendium of tunes leading up the night's otherworldly theme.

Fusing the dream-wave feel of his own soundscapes to his inspirations, the recording is a forty minute mix of neon-tinged grooves of the highest order. A lot of what you can hear is the work of underground artists like himself mixed with recognisable names like Kavinksy, all adding to it's robotic symphony vibe. Consider this a study of Kalax's esoteric sonic palate, rounding things off nicely with his latest single Winter City.


MIAMI NIGHTS 1984 - The Getaway 

KAVINSKY - Roadgame 

80'S STALLONE - Death Race 

DANCE WITH THE DEAD - Demo 

IMOGEN HEAP - Headlock (Swagbot Remix) 

SUNGLASSES KID - Highschool Love 

BETAMAXX - Restless 

ARCADE HIGH - One Year Ago 

COLLEGE - Revelation 

FUTURE COP - N.A.S.A 

POWERGLOVE - Motorcycle Cop 

KALAX - Winter City


Mythopoeia # 1 : Night of the Ice Dragon is on 14th December at The Kazimier. Tickets are £5 and available from this ticket link.

facebook.com/OfficialKalax

thekazimier.co.uk

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Truth Be Told Guest Mix

Deeper than deep

LESS EFFECT is a monthly club night held at HAUS warehouse where a mixture of techno, house, dubstep, bass and grime split across two rooms dominated the FUNKTION1 soundsystem. Consisting of a mixture of resident DJs alongside a selection of local DJs and producers, Less Effect like to push things deeper and darker than the usual fayre of deep house that other nights seem to be leaning towards. From sub-heavy dubstep and the whole Swamp81 sound to edgier techno and corrupt house, the combination of influences means things are consistently mixed up across the night, keeping performers and punters alike on their toes.

One of the group of residents responsible for this return to heavy is TRUTH BE TOLD, who have put together this mix for us. This is how they describe it in their own words: "The aim of this mix was to fit musically in-between the dark, stripped-back warehouse feel that Less Effect provides, and the tracks we usually play out ourselves. The first few tracks have been sitting in our record bag for a long while now and very rarely come out to play; we thought it would be great to open up our guest mix with these and give their legs a stretch. We snook in a quick little edit of ours but none of our own productions for a change. These are easily available to listen to on our online SoundCloud account. Hope you enjoy the mix and maybe we will get to see a few of your faces in Room 1 on the 22nd @ HAUS."


The next Less Effect night is on Friday 22nd November @ HAUS, featuring Jamie Haus, Allen & Hutch, Docka and Horus, plus residents Truth Be Told and plenty more. Check out the Facebook event for more details on the line-up and for ticket links.

soundcloud.com/truth-be-told-tbt

 

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Liverpool Psych Fest Guest Mix

Stargazing Jodrell Bank warm-up mix

As a warm-up for their set at the first of THE TRANSMISSIONS: LIVE FROM JODRELL BANK event of the summer (with The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Saturday 6th July), the DJs from Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia have put together this guest mix for us.

Taking inspiration from the fact that the Jodrell Bank event will be taking place in the shadow of the imposing Lovell Telescope, they've gone soaring in the outer reaches of the cosmos with some of Chile's finest psychedelic space wanderers. Up in the heights of the Andes you can bask in unadulterated starlight, and look out across a vast swathe of the Universe. Mining the depths of the catalogues of Blow Your Mind Records and Pastabase Records has shown that the South Americans have been finding a groove in this stargazing for years. And this is long before the recent successes of Föllakzoid and The Holydrug Couple, both of whom have since had albums released in US and UK by Sacred Bones Records. And if The Psychedelic Schafferson Jetplane isn't the best name for a band ever, then surely their track here (In Maragaritas With David Icke) is the best titled song!

Sit back and allow them to blow your mind...

 

WATCHOUT! - Hit Tha Party (from To Live And Leave on Blow Your Mind Records) 

THE GANJAS - La Lluvia No Quiere Caer (from This Is The Time on Algo Records)

LA HELL GANG - So Much Better (from Just What Is Real on Blow Your Mind Records) 

FÖLLAKZOID - Trees (from II on Blow Your Mind Records/Sacred Bones Records) 

VUELVETELOCA - Jinete Galáctico (from Jinete Galáctico on Blow Your Mind Records) 

THE PSYCHEDELIC SCHAFFERSON JETPLANE - In Margaritas With David Icke (on Pastabase Records) 

OCELOTE ROJO - Untitled #1 (from Pacarina EP, self released) 

THE HOLYDRUG COUPLE - Je T'aime Moi Non Plus (from Todo Muere Vol. 3 on Sacred Bones)

 

The Transmissions: Live From Jodrell Bank start on Saturday 6th July, featuring The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Hawkwind, The Time And Space Machine, The Lucid Dream and Liverpool Psych Fest DJs. For more information go to livefromjodrellbank.com

liverpoolpsychfest.co.uk

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CMWMSMDM Glasto Preview Mix

Best Till Glast

Local DJ contingent CMWMSMDM have been bestowed with the honour of closing out Glastonbury Festival 2013. On Sunday June 30th, the six-man collective will play a 7 Hour Silent Disco set at the Silver Hayes 'Heds Party' following the performance of headliner Nas. No pressure then. As expected from the Eavis camp, this year’s line-up is veritable who's who of musical sovereignty, however, it only seems fair that CMWMSMDM should curate their very own dream Glasto line-up ahead of one of their most momentous festival appearances to date. So, that’s exactly what they did and compiled it into a mix selection. Let the musical mayhem ensue.

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Africa Oye 2013 Playlist

Oyé @ 21 Mix

This year Africa Oyé celebrates its 21st anniversary, and it has now grown to become the UK's largest celebration of African music and culture. After last year's near washout saw Oyé de-camp to the Baltic Triangle area, we're looking forward to getting back to old familiar ways for a big 21st birthday bash in Africa Oyé's spiritual home of Sefton Park. Looking forward to this year's event, taking place on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June, we have put together this mix featuring some of the artists playing this year's festival - MOKOOMBA, SON YAMBU, DELE SOSIMI, BLACK PROPHET, YAABA FUNK, and OSIBISA.

africaoye.com

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The Viper Label Playlist

Vipers in the Palm House

 

Few record labels can claim to have documented and soundtracked the recent sounds of Liverpool quite like THE VIPER LABEL. From 'unearthed' Liverpool classics and live albums, to showcasing some of the city's contemporary talent, The Viper Label has become a seal of approval for the type music that has placed Liverpool where it is today. Arthur Lee's sojourn with Shack, Captain Beehfheart reissues, The Stairs' follow-ups to Weed Bus, and early La's recordings all sit comfortably alongside each other in a body of work that has brought Viper to worldwide renown.

This mix was prepared for us by one of the head Vipers, Mike Badger, ahead of Mellowtone's An Evening Of Music With Artists From The Viper Label at The Palm House, Sefton Park, on Thursday 23rd May. Featuring Edgar Summertyme, TG Elias, Chris Elliot - tickets for this event can be purchased HERE.

The Hokum Clones, Tramp Attack, The Great Northwestern Hoboes and Aviator all feature on the playlist, alongside the three artists playing on the night.

 

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CMWMSMDM Guest Mix

Sound City warm-up from CMWMSMDM

CantMixWontMixShdntMixDontMix are well known across the North West, supporting world class DJs such as Norman Jay, Mr Scruff, 2ManyDJs, and Craig Charles on the way to securing their recent gig, rocking Chibuku, Liverpool's biggest club night. The Mixnot massive also carry the title 'festival specialists' and in 2009 the Mixnots travelled to Malawi, Africa to play at the fantastic Lake of Stars festival and 2010 saw a third successive booking at both Standon Calling and Creamfields in what was another summer of festival smashing for the funkateers a la CMWMSMDM.

Here they give us their guest mix, Rifunkulous, as a taster for their now traditional night-closing set at Liverpool Sound City. They will be taking to the decks on Friday 3rd May at The Art Academy, starting from 2.15am running to 4 in the freakin' morning. Get your funk on.

 

mixnot.net

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GhostChant Guest Mix

Garage Future?

A self-proclaimed celebrator of 'future-garage', GHOSTCHANT is part of a growing movement of producers incorporating 90s UK garage into their own forms of contemporary electronic music. Bido Lito!'s Mike Townsend caught up with the man behind the beats, Joe Cornwell, for a full interview which you can read in the May issue of the magazine.

GhostChant prepared this special Guest Mix for us, which shows off the man's talents to the extreme.

soundcloud.com/ghostchant

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PAUSE Guest Mix

Why the big PAUSE

 

Presenting an exclusive guest mix from Pause resident DJ Subline, one of the two-steppers behind Liverpool's first solely UK garage and house night. Pause co-promoter John McAndrew also spoke to us for a full interview, which you can read now on bidolito.co.uk.

Monday 15th April sees the Pause 04 installment bring Oxide & Neutrino kicking and screaming back in to your memory for what you can only assume will be the best way to enjoy your Monday night. Wirral deck maestro Melé will also be in attendance, alongside his auld MCing ally Slick Don.

 

Find out more about Pause HERE

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Motion Guest Mix

Motion bring DENNEY to Fallout Factory

Underground, deep electronic house music is what MOTION specialise in, and their pasrt run of events are testament to this. Their next offering (29th March) sees them expand further down that road as they bring Denney (Hot Creations/20:20Vision) to the Fallout Factory for what will surely be another lockout event. Denney's productions have been causing dancefloor mayhem of late, which has seen him draw support from Laurent Garnier and Jamie Jones among others of late. Slots at Pete Tong's Wonderland, Manumission in Ibiza and MIKZ in Berlin show the high regard Denney is held in, with him regularly playing alongside some of the biggest names in underground house at his residency at Future.

This mix has been put together for us by Motion resident NoisyAudio, who will be playing at the 29th March event alongside Jimmy Allen (Waxxx/Discoteca Poca), Sam Power (mUmU/Shelter) and loads more. For more information on the event check the Facebook event HERE.

 

falloutfactory.co.uk

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Mr Paul Guest Mix

Discoteca Poca HAUSwarming

Change is a good thing, right? In most instances yes, and this particular change of venue for DISCOTECA POCA seems to be one. Many people were dismayed when the promoters behind the successful club night announced that they were going to be relocating from their usual home of The Shipping Forecast's Hold after two years of highs and highers. But, onwards and upwards is their mantra, as they are set to take their new abode by storm on 22nd March when DP bring WAZE & ODYSSEY to new home HAUS. The duo are already being talked up about in the right circles, gaining some impressive recognition from Dusky after remixing TEED and Disclosure.

Discoteca Poca's resident DJ and co-promoter MR PAUL is one of the adherents to the "rolling stone gathers no moss" theory, and he has compiled this mix for us ahead of the event (which will see himself and fellow DP resident Jimmy Allen share the decks with Waze & Odyssey). 

 

Waze & Odyssey play Discoteca Poca on Friday 22nd March at HAUS, Greenland Street. More event details including ticket information can be found HERE

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Deep Hedonia Guest Mix

New mix ahead of Palmistry event

The folks behind DEEP HEDONIA have tapped in to a fine seam in Liverpool right now: since their inception last summer the live promotions collective have brought and showcased some of the finest electronically-inclined musicians about, and they show no signs of abating anytime soon. On 9th March they are teaming up with Brooklyn Mixer to bring PALMISTRY to BM's Hideout Bar for a free show. Palmistry is currently best known for producing Cantonese rapper Triad God, who took the experimental electronic scene by storm last year with NXB, however his two EPs I Swear and Cut showed that he could make solo music that rivalled his collaborator. Palmistry’s music sweats London, not felt before since the rise in UKG in the early 2000s, with melodramatic strings interwoven with two-step beats, breathy vocals and intimidating bass lines bubbling underneath.

For more information on this event see the full details on the event page - HERE

This mix was made by one of Deep Hedonia's own artists Kepla, as a representation of "the soundworld that we've been trying to bring to Liverpool since our launch last June. It features some of our past acts (Yola Fatoush, Lunar Modular, Laurel Halo, Bantam Lions) as well as some upcoming acts in Palmistry and NHK'Koyxen. Plus a bunch of tracks that have been on our radar recently. It was pretty hard to come up with this mix as our scope of electronic music isn't limited by genre, or BPM, so some have had to be collided in a pretty caustic/amateur way, but we hope you enjoy the mix anyway!" Enjoy away.

 

deephedonia.com

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Kooky Guest Mix

Kooky's NXNW Warm Up Mix-Tape

As we look forward to the imminence of NORTH BY NORTH WEST Festival at Liverpool Olympia on Saturday 10th November, this exclusive mix from DJ KOOKY is proving perfect to get us in the mood. Taken from a warm-up set before THE TEA STREET BAND's appearance at The Kazimier in October (for Rural Disco with Wave Machines), the set features inspirational tunes that Kooky and the band have loved over the years that represent the band in one way or other, PLUS an exclusive remix of TTSB's Disco Lights at the end of the set.

North By North West will be taking over one of Liverpool's most distinctive venues next week for a day-long feast of live music, all from the minds of our city's most invigorating new artists. The Tea Street Band are headlining an event that sees THE SUNDOWNERS, BY THE SEA, THE LOUD and BROKEN MEN among the stellar supporting cast. Broken Men have just returned from a supporting tour with Echo & The Bunnymen in Rome, and The Sundowners' latest single Hummingbird had a great reception on their recent UK tour in support of Ren Harvieu. The Loud have been off our radars of late but have been busy in their rehearsal room working on a swathe of new material that will hopefully prove the basis of their set on Saturday. Meanwhile, By The Sea's trajectory has been in the opposite direction, as their debut self-titled LP release has seen them hailed far and wide as one of the country's most exciting new bands.

And as if that wasn't enough there'sn also THE HUMMINGBIRDS, COLD SHOULDER, THE RED SUNS, LUKE FENLON, DEAD DUKES and loads of other great local acts on the bill. Kooky will also be resuming his sonic fireworks on the decks at the event, alonside The Coral DJs and some special guests yet to be announced.

Get your tickets for this event now priced at just £10, unless you want to be the person left outside to marvel at Liverpool Olympia's marvellous exterior while all your mates are inside having a wail of a time. Nah, we thought you wouldn't want to.

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LINDSTROM GUEST MIX

Lindstrøm Guest Mix

Don your favourite intergalactic space outfit as THE PEOPLE'S BALEARIC DISCO, EVOL & DISCOTECA POCA have joined forces to bring one incredible evening of cosmic disco to the City of Liverpool. Hans-Peter Lindstrøm, better known to dancefloors as simply LINDSTRØM, is descending on The Kazimier on Saturday night for a live show that will knock spots off any previous light and sound spectacles seen on the Kaz's boards.

The frequent mixer, re-mixer and all-round cosmic disc-spinner releases his fourth solo album Smalhans on 5th November, the reason for this rare live outing. That's on top of Six Cups Of Rebel, an earlier release also this year, on his own label Feedelity. You can find more about this sonic whizz-kid on the event page for this gig, which will also feature DEEP SPACE ORCHESTRA (with Andy Ash), MR PAUL (Discoteca Poca) and MARK FORSHAW - INFO.

Lindstrom - live

This mix was one Lindstrøm concocted for The Quietus this year, and serves as a peek behind the veil of the man' talents. Catch him live at this one-off event at The Kazimier on Saturday - tickets available from bidolito.co.uk HERE. PLUS if you buy your ticket from this link you will receive a free download of our exclusive New Noise Compilation Mix-Tape, featurinf many and more great local talents (Afternaut, Clinic, Tear Talk and loads more).

feedelity.com

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MOJO 16th Birthday Celebrations

MOJO Sound Of 1996 Mix

 

For their 16th Birthday celebrations MOJO are taking us back to the year it all began for them in their flagship Leeds venue with this Spirit Of Britpop 1996 mix. In conjunction with this they are running a series of offers over the fortnight of the birthday celebrations at all of their venues, including two for one offers and loads more. Expect the crowds at their Back Colquitt Street venue in Liverpool to be even more packed than usual.  

Sit back, relax, and let a wave of nostalgia wash all over you...aaahh bliss!

mojobar.co.uk

 

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Sonic Cathedral Guest Mix

 

Psych Fest DJs Sonic Cathedral rustle up an Indian Summer

 

Welsome to this autumnal psychedelic exploration, spun by the wondrous cats at Sonic Cathedral, to build us up for Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia on 29th September. Sonic Cathedral DJs will be spinning discs alongside Will Sergeant, Bernie Connor, Nick Power and a whole host more at the event at Camp And Furnace, and if this is anything to go by we will be in the safest of psychedelic hands. Having developed from 'The Night That Celebrates Itself' into the cutting edge, shoegaze and psych-obsessed 'Label That Celebrates Itself', Sonic Cathedral are a perfect fit for Liverpool Psych Fest, and we can expect fire from their DJ set.

The Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia takes place at Camp And Furnace on 29th September, featuring DEAD SKELETONS, THE TIME AND SPACE MACHINE, WOLF PEOPLE, PALMA VIOLETS, HOOKWORMS, THE KOOLAID ELECTRIC COMPANY, MILK MAID and a whole host more.

Get your tickets for the event HERE.

soniccathedral.co.uk

 

 

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Rich Furness Guest Mix

RICH FURNESS serves up a curveball

Chibuku and Abandon Silence resident disc spinner Rich Furness has thrown a bit of a curveball here, splicing Talking Heads, Burial and Aphex Twin in to this exclusive guest mix. Rich has been a resident on the decks at Chibuku nights for nearly six years now, and has become part of the furniture there over the years. As well as that he's been a regular face at the wildly popular Abandon Silence nights since they took over the Shipping Forecast's Hold just over two years ago, helping it build in to one of Liverpool's fastest-rising nights.

Catch Rich DJing at Chibuku's grand re-opening party on 6th October when they return to their spiritual home at The Masque. He'll also be in ation at Abandon Silence on Thursday 20th September, as well as popping up in a variety of random bars and clubs for one-off sets.

Let's. Get. It. On.

 

Photo by Matthew Ball

 

soundcloud.com/richfurness

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Renaissance 20th Anniversary

Opulent clubbing celebration in St George's Hall

Renaissance has played a central role in the history of the UK's dance music, emerging in the '90s alongside Cream and Ministry Of Sound to pioneer the evolution of the genre. The brand is now rightly receiving recognition for its influence with huge 20th Anniversary Celebrations across the country, and having already seen off Birmingham and Leeds, the next plotted event has been arranged with ambitious Liverpool promoters Freeze who have managed to secure the regal surroundings of St George's Hall on 15th September.

Headlining the event will be hirstute Argentinean DJ Hernan Cattaneo who has become something of a legend of house music following his releases on Renaissance Records, and is joined by tech-house veteran Danny Howells. Just below these two bona-fide innovators of dance music on the bill is rising Spanish star Henry Saiz, who has recently won DJ Mag's 'Best Compilation' Award and looks set to take up the baton of experimental dance music from Howells and Cattaneo. Promoters of dark, emotive electronic music Ghosting Season follow these guys up on the bill, and Liverpool and 3 Beat Record's own Jemmy completes what is a characteristically exciting line up in an unbelievable venue. Being the very generous DJ that Jemmy is, he has completed a slow-burning, contemplative 48-minute mix for us which you can stream above to get you in the mood for the night. 

Tickets for Renaissance start at £15 and can be bought through many outlets from their Facebook page; but move quickly, because we're reliably informed that tickets for this unforgettable night are selling unbelievably fast.

 

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Africa Oyé 2012 playlist

Oyé @ 20 Mix

This year Africa Oyé celebrates its 20th anniversary, and it has now grown to become the UK's largest celebration of African music and culture. Looking forward to this year's event at Sefton Park we have put together this mix featuring some of the artists playing this year's festival - YAABA FUNK, DELE SOSIMI, DIABEL CISSOKHO and SAMBA MAPANGALA & ORCHESTRE VIRUNGA.

Check out the full preview of this year's festival here, which includes an interview with the members of Yaaba Funk discussing the importance of African culture in modern pouplar music.

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CantMixWontMix - Jubilee Mix

Nevermind The Jubilee - Here's The Mixnots (Picnic Mix)

A special guest mix by CantMixWontMixShdntMixDontMix DJs, featuring some classic anti-establishment songs from The Sex Pistols, NWA and David Bowie. Ahead of Camp & Furnace’s ‘Never Mind The Jubilee Picnic’, an alternative indoor street party taking place on the 2nd June to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee, this is a royal affair you don't want to miss out on...also to be a bearer of good news, the un-Jubilee Picnic is completely free to attend, which means more money to spend on festive delights.

To mark this right royal occasion expect cucumber sandwiches, Molotov cupcakes, Monarch Jelly Heads and prepare for the unexpected. The guys at Camp & Furnace know how to throw a party, so look forward to a mocking performance from the 14-piece Balkan Gypsy combo The Destroyers, alongside local bands and not forgetting the boys from CantMixWontMixShdntMixDontMix providing a variety of beats that will have everyone causing general anarchy by the end of the night. But in the meantime, enjoy a pre-celebration of 60 years of the Queen's reign by listening to this mix.

Read more about the event and venue Here
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Liam Greene Guest Mix

LOTS OF 175 - DJ LG's Common Ground Mix

"...Common Ground examines a sense of community and the evolution of this ‘sense’ in a world where influences, invited and uninvited, work to redefine it. This ‘sense’ is built as much upon experiences of difference as it is by place, language and lives in common..."

So is COMMON GROUND defined, a pioneering art exhibition taking place on 1st June at The Climbing Hangar, a venue in Birchall Street, L20, dedicated to the emerging rock-climbing sport of bouldering. This free event will feature work by three artists (Rachel Armstrong, Robert Lisney and Imogen Stidworthy), who are all engaged at different levels with activities at The Hangar and its emerging communities, and who had never met each other before working on this project. One of the exhibitions, Prefabricated (2004), is a photographic exhibit documenting a series of over 300 post-war prefab houses in Bristol, still standing and in use over fifty years after they were first erected.

Providing the soundtrack to the evening is DJ Liam T Greene, who has provided this Lots of 175 mix for us as a taster of what to expect at the event. If drum 'n' bass is your thing then DJ LG is your man, and this could be just the event for you: Liam's choice of tunes reflect the exciting and dynamic way that the space is used on a day to day basis as The Climbing Hangar.

For more information on the exhibition, or about the venue, visit The Climbing Hangar's website here.

Common Ground takes place at The Climbing Hangar on Friday 1st June. It is a free event, running from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

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Melé Guest Mix

Exclusive Melé mix

A DJ and producer from Wirral, MELÉ is a 19 year-old whizzkid whose precocious talent has been making waves since he started playing to bigger and bigger crowds through the hugely popular Abandon Silence nights. Last month the new Grizzly signing went in to the studio with Toddla T to lay down a Red Bull Mix-tape as part of their Red Bull Studios project. He played the Red Bull Studios Live @ the Garage on the Thursday night of Liverpool Sound City 2012, and put together this exclusive mix for Bido Lito! ahead of this eagerly-anticipated show.

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Melé / Red Bull Studios Live / Liverpool Sound City

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Kooky Guest Mix

Kooky remix set of The Tea Street Band LIVE from Phuture 2 @ Binary Cell Club Liverpool 24/4/2012.

Ahead of their session for our Bido Lito! Podcast in association with Elevator Recording Studios, we present this Guest Mix of THE TEA STREET BAND's live set at Phuture Sounds II, Binary Cell. Compiled and mixed by Gary Kooky, heavyweight DJ and producer on the electronic scene.

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Psychemagik Guest Mix

PSYCHEMAGIK - Dazed and Confused Disco-Space Mix

 

Having originally emerged onto the music scene djing at underground clubs and warehouse parties, Psychemagik are now often found taking to the decks in various London clubs and pubs. Providing our ears with a Guest Mix full of surprisesfrom the Cosmic Forest, expect to hear a mish-mash of funk, electronics, Afro disco-isms and monster beats; weaved together to create a unique listening delight, you can't help but dance to.

The Psychemagik wizards are playing The People's Balearic Disco @ Leaf on 24th March.

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Museum Records Guest Mix

MUSEUM RECORDS - Up/the/stairs/turn/left/first/room/on/the/right/MIX


A final resting place for lost recordings and curiosities, Museum Records have resurrected some great forgotten records from the past to re-issue for our pleasure all over again. This mix is a collection of tracks that represent 'the spirit of Museum Records', rounding things off with Jellystone Park (who went on to become Clinic) from the Solid Gold Label record. Enjoy y'all!

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James Rand Guest Mix

JAMES RAND provides the latest exclusive guest mix for Bido Lito! Magazine. After a summer which saw him grace the Global Gathering stage alongside Erol Alkan, the former EVOL resident and Chibuku regular provides this typically elegant, hybrid of a mix ahead of his show next month at The Warehouse Project (2nd December w/ Jaques Le Cont & Erol Alkan). The State Trooper Trentmoller Mix in particular is to die for. James is currently resident at The Peacock. You can check out more at his SoundCloud and follow him on Twitter.

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SAMIZDAT GUEST MIX

ANDREW ELLIS (Samizdat/Happy Endings) provides the first monthly guest Mix Tape to the Bido Stereo. As a promoter and DJ Ellis can often be seen - and heard - about the town spinning some eclectic mixes, and helping to put on a range of cutting edge gigs as part of Wingwalker Promotions.

      

Andrew recently worked with FOREST SWORDS to cut a one-off piece of music (Ground Rhythms) to transparent X-ray vinyl, as part of the Abandon Normal Devices festival. If you weren't there then unlucky: the record was only designed to be played once before the X-ray disintegrated, a truly unique performance.

In this month's mix, Andrew splices together FOUR TET's jazzy folktronica, the shimmering beats of DAUWD, and the apocalyptic tremor of ERIC SERRA. A stunning first Mix Tape to get your ears around.

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Podcast

Podcast / LIMF 2016

Special edition LIMF podcast

Bido Lito!'s Craig G Pennington and Christopher Torpey talk through this years edition of Liverpool International Music Festival. From the commissions such as From Erics To Evol and From The Soul to LIMF Summer Jams.

We are joined by LIMF curator Yaw Owusu who chats about the planning the various elements of the city's biggest music festival and his vision for the event. LOVE guitarist Johnny Echols, who takes part in the Bido Lito! commission From Liverpool With Love, also speaks about his legendary band.

There's also some great music from a selection of artists on the LIMF bill including TRUDY AND THE ROMANCE, CLINIC, EDGAR JONES and of course, Love.

limfestival.com

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Podcast / Liverpool Sound City 2016

Special edition Sound City 2016 podcast

Ahead of this year's LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY festival, we've prepared a one-off Bido Lito! podcast to guide you through all of the action packed in for 2016.

Editor Christopher Torpey and Editor-in-chief Craig G Pennington talk through some highlights of the Sound City 2016 festival on 28th and 29th May at Liverpool Waters Bramley Moore Dock, including an interview with Nick Power of festival headliners THE CORAL, as well as newly-crowned Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition winners SHE DREW THE GUN. We also speak to festival COO Becky Ayres about changes to the festival for 2016, and the ever-important Sound City+ conference and business side.

Alongside all this there is music from SLEAFORD MODS, SHURA, DILLY DALLY, FLOATING POINTS and YOUNG FATHERS, as we guide you through some of the music you can look forward to during Sound City 2016.

And make sure you pick up our Dockland Pink special edition magazine on the festival site for artist interviews, previews and news of other activations on site over the weekend.

liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk

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Listen And Learn with Howard And Rob

Podcast Episode 22 - "4.20"

We’ve always got one ear cocked for some sharp new tunes and interesting selections, and our latest fascination is the weekly podcast/radio show from LISTEN & LEARN. Hosted by the loveable rogues Howard and Rob, Listen & Learn is a two-hour musical divergence of the best kind, taking us deep inside the minds of the two madcap hosts. It’s the internet’s finest pirate radio station.

Ranging from fondly-remembered gems with fascinating back stories to modern discoveries – and chucking in Rob’s penchant for Queen and Howard’s lurid (if slightly fanciful) tales alongside them – Listen & Learn is brilliantly eclectic way to spend a couple of hours. The latest episode is top-loaded, middle-loaded, and end-loaded with finely rolled cuts by the likes of Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pcitures, Sonic Youth, Bridgette Bardot, Tenniscoats, The Relatives, The Count Five, Extra Golden, John Cooper Clarke and Scott Walker amongst others. Go on, give it a listen: it’s good for your ears.

New episodes of the two nice boys’ popular music and esoteric musings are broadcast live on a weekly basis: you can stream the live episodes, and all of their past episodes, on listenandlearnradio.com.

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Dig Vinyl Podcast #12

Drum'n'Bass Pioneers with Dig Vinyl

Get down and diggity with our latest mix from the vinyl junkies at DIG VINYL. Bold Street's hippest and happeningest music emporium is renowned for its bulging racks of undiscovered gems, and here's what the Dig DJs had this to say about their latest mix:

"With rollin' snares, piano breaks and bassin’ madness the Dig DJs chart the rise of drum'n'bass. From the rave scene and 2 BAD MICE through the RAGGA TWINS and NOOKIE we lay down a score of killers from KROME & TIME, DA INTALEX, TOM & JERRY, OMNI TRIO, 4 HERO, SQUAREPUSHER and LEMON D guaranteed to rattle the doors on your VAUXHALL NOVA and get the licensing authorities all twitchy. This was the creative sound of the UK 93-95."

Keep digging...

digliverpool.co.uk

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Dig Vinyl Podcast #11

Nightclubbing with Dig Vinyl

Get down and diggity with our latest mix from the vinyl junkies at DIG VINYL. Bold Street's hippest and happeningest music emporium is renowned for its bulging racks of undiscovered gems, and here's what the Dig DJs had this to say about their latest mix:

"Just in time for the post-festive season, we present an imaginary party for your headphones and harks back to nightclubs of old, when the battle lines were drawn between 'dance' and 'rock' each in their separate rooms. Listen as we move through the crowd and stagger between both - one minute you'll be grooving to some classic 80s boogie and funk jams, and the next dodging the puddles of snakebite 'n' black to some industrial stompers and strobe-lit psych-outs, featuring THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE, HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT, ARCHIE BELL AND THE DRELLS, SPACEMEN 3 and OZRIC TENTACLES. Pour yourself an eggnog, crank up the stereo and irk the purists tonight! *Warning - contains loads of swearing - NSFW!"

Keep digging...

digliverpool.co.uk

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Dig Vinyl Podcast #10

Winter dreaming with Dig Vinyl

Get down and diggity with our latest monthly podcast mix from DIG VINYL.

Bold Street's hippest and happeningest music emporium is renowned for its bulging racks of undiscovered gems, and has been doing great business since opening in March 2014. Housed below Soho Vintage, the Dig crate-diggers have brought a top selection of wax wonders to Bold Street, their racks being well worth a rifle through during a lunch break.

Here's what the Dig DJs had to say about their latest mix: "We've tried to take a different approach to each mix, so far we've done psych, post-punk, drum & bass/rave, and for this one we decided to (almost) do away with the beats (they appear around the half way mark... briefly) and provide 75 mins of drifty, dreamy ambience for your earphones. We start with some post-rave bass drops from LEE GAMBLE, some electronic doodles from LLOYD COLE (yes..that one!), the awesome KLARA LEWIS precedes one of her dad Graham's tracks (as DOME), there's some shoegaze drones from BELONG, drifty jazz from GREG FOAT GROUP, a bit of modern classical, couldn't resist a bit of FOUR TET (who doesn't like a bit of Four Tet?) along with man of the moment FLOATING POINTS (who deftly combines all of the above) and finishing with a crackly old VIRGINIA ASTLEY b-side accompanied by hooting owls. Sweet dreams!"

Keep digging...

digliverpool.co.uk

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Dig Vinyl Podcast #9

Dig's late summer song cycle

Get down and diggity with our latest monthly podcast mix from DIG VINYL.

Bold Street's hippest and happeningest music emporium is renowned for its bulging racks of undiscovered gems, and has been doing great business since opening in March 2014. Housed below Soho Vintage, the Dig crate-diggers have brought a top selection of wax wonders to Bold Street, their racks being well worth a rifle through during a lunch break.

The Dig DJs set the controls for the heart of the sun on this latest mix and bring you a hazy, late summer song cycle to soundtrack the sun setting over the Mersey Delta. Including the sultry funk of AL-DOS BAND, the spectral harmonies of C.DUNCAN, a Yacht-based grooveathon from JAN HAMMER (yes... that one), Balearic shoegaze from MEDICINE, jazzy mind-melters from DIMLITE and ROMARE, an appropriate seasonal choice from SPECTRUM (via Beat Happening) and finishing with a wind chime symphony from FOUR TET.

Keep digging...

digliverpool.co.uk

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Dig Vinyl Podcast #8

Feedback from Under the Floorboards

Get down and diggity with our eighth monthly podcast mix from DIG VINYL.

Bold Street's hippest and happeningest music emporium is renowned for its bulging racks of undiscovered gems, and has been doing great business since opening in March 2014. Housed below Soho Vintage, the Dig crate-diggers have brought a top selection of wax wonders to Bold Street, their racks being well worth a rifle through during a lunch break.

This latest mix comprises a few of their ample collection of tracks from the archives, creating a head-nodding, punk-flecked mix blending in Half Japanese, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Deerhunter, and finishing off with a legendary Laetitia Sadier groove.

Keep digging...

digliverpool.co.uk

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Dig Vinyl Podcast #7

Funk 'n' Beats from Under the Floorboard

Welcome to the seventh of our monthly podcast mixes from DIG VINYL.

Bold Street's hippest and happeningest music emporium is renowned for its bulging racks of undiscovered gems, and has been doing great business since opening in March 2014. Housed below Soho Vintage, the Dig crate-diggers have brought a top selection of wax wonders to Bold Street, their racks being well worth a rifle through during a lunch break.

This latest mix is a celebration of some funkin' and howlin' beats from the Prardise Garge vaults. Here's what they had to say about it themselves:

"The Dig Vinyl DJs invite you to tune in to this upbeat, funky mix blending in Madlib, Cerrone, Dilla and some deep chugging Paradise Garage monsters, and finishing off with a legendary Ray Charles groove...do it!!"

Keep digging...

digliverpool.co.uk

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DIG VINYL PODCAST #6

Digging A Little Deeper

Welcome to the sixth of our monthly podcast mixes from DIG VINYL.

Bold Street's hippest and happeningest music emporium has had a flurry of excellent re-pressed, re-issued and limited edition releases falling into its crates since its opening in March. Housed below Soho Vintage, the Dig crate-diggers have brought a top selection of wax wonders to Bold Street, their racks being well worth a rifle through during a lunch break.

This latest mix is a celebration of the wonders of the neo-psych revolution, and is timed to coincide perfectly with the first round of announcements from LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PSYCHEDELIA for their 2015 festival. VIRGINIA WING are one of the artists who crop up on the PZYK 2015 bill, and the mix closes in glorious fashion with the the festival's headliner SPIRITUALIZED. PZYK favourites KLAUS JOHANN GROBE, YETI LANE and EKOPLEKZ, and a range of other great artists. Here's what they had to say about it themselves:

"The Dig Vinyl DJs invite you to tune in and float out with an alternative psychedelic mix that explores the modern edges of psych with Connan Mockasin and Jane Weaver and prowls around the outer limits with Why?, Position Normal and Yeti Lane to name a few. Enjoy!"

Keep digging...

digliverpool.co.uk

See the latest announcement trailer from Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia HERE.

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Dig Vinyl Podcast #5

Digging A Little Deeper

Welcome to the fifth of our monthly podcast mixes from DIG VINYL.

Bold Street's hippest and happeningest music emporium has had a flurry of excellent re-pressed, re-issued and limited edition releases falling into its crates since its opening in March. Housed below Soho Vintage, the Dig crate-diggers have brought a top selection of wax wonders to Bold Street, their racks being well worth a rifle through during a lunch break.

This latest mix proposes a few of their ample collection of tracks from the archives, fizzing with an electro dance vibe. Hitting it off with some Soundboy Killer and SHITMAT, they've also included an ORBITAL classic and some obscure beats and beats and beats.

Keep digging...

digliverpool.co.uk

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Dig Vinyl Podcast #4

Digging A Little Deeper

Welcome to the fourth of our monthly podcast mixes from DIG VINYL.

Bold Street's hippest and happeningest music emporium has had a flurry of excellent re-pressed, re-issued and limited edition releases falling into its crates since its opening in March. Housed below Soho Vintage, the Dig crate-diggers have brought a top selection of wax wonders to Bold Street, their racks being well worth a rifle through during a lunch break.

This latest mix proposes a few of their ample collection of tracks from the archives, all edged with an angsty post-punk tip. Hitting it off with some DIF JUZ and CABARET VOLTAIRE, they've also included a couple of classics from WIRE and BAUHAUS, before rounding it off with RHEINGOLD's proto-techno Dreiklangs-Dimensionen.

As well as this mix, the rummagers of the shop have penned a column for our October 2014 issue, where they review four of their favourite records currently in stock right now. You can read it HERE.

Keep digging...

digliverpool.co.uk

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Dig Vinyl Podcast #3

Digging A Little Deeper

Welcome to the third of our monthly podcast mixes from DIG VINYL.

Bold Street's newest music emporium has had a flurry of excellent re-pressed, re-issued and limited edition releases falling into its crates since its opening in March. Housed below Soho Vintage, the Dig crate-diggers have brought a top selection of wax wonders to Bold Street, their racks being well worth a rifle through during a lunch break.

This latest mix proposes a few of their ample collection of tracks from the archives, as well as featuring a smattering of bands who've flashed upon their musical radar over the last thirty days. Hitting it off with some SEAHAWKS and A CERTAIN RATIO, they've also included a couple of classics from SPACEMEN 3 and VAN DYKE PARKS, before rounding it off with THW HIGH LLAMAS. And what's that, a bit of SIMPLE MINDS whistling through your speakers...? Yep, ace isn't it?

As well as this mix, the rummagers of the shop have penned a column for our August 2014 issue, where they review four of their favourite records currently in stock right now. You can read it HERE.

Keep digging...

digliverpool.co.uk

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Dig Vinyl Podcast #2

Digging A Little Deeper

Welcome to the second of our monthly podcast mixes from DIG VINYL.

Bold Street's newest music emporium has had a flurry of excellent re-pressed, re-issued and limited edition releases falling into its crates since its opening in March. Housed below Soho Vintage, the Dig crate-diggers have brought a top selection of wax wonders to Bold Street, their racks being well worth a rifle through during a lunch break.

This latest mix proposes a few of their ample collection of tracks from the archives, as well as featuring a smattering of bands who've flashed upon their musical radar over the last thirty days. Hitting it off with some KLAUS JOHANN GROBE, SCARS and MICACHU, they've also included numbers from the obscure world of THEE HEADCOATEES and ALAN VEGA, as well as managing to fit a CHARLOTTE CHURCH number in the mix... seriously, it works!

As well as this mix, the rummagers of the shop have penned a column for our July 2014 issue, where they review four of their favourite records currently in stock right now. You can read it HERE.

Keep digging...

digliverpool.co.uk

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Podcast / June 2014

June podcast featuring HARLEQUIN DYNAMITE
MARCHING BAND
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The June 2014 chapter of the Bido Lito! podcast at Parr Street Studios presents yet another superlative session, this time from the elevent-strong Harlequin Dynamite Marching Band troupe. The band performed Jonah and Singing In The Rain for us, in the heart (and heat!) of the world-famous recording studios. You can listen to both tracks on this month's podcast now.

In our June podcast, hosts Mo and Chris also discuss things they're looking forward to in the month, and play tracks from JETTA, THE CORAL and MUTANT VINYL.

Want to listen to the podcast while you're out and about? Why not download it for free from iTunes HERE.

For exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the session taken by Tom Lox, click here - bidolito.co.uk/bido-lens/harlequin-dynamite-marching-band-podcast


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Dig Vinyl Podcast #1

Digging A Little Deeper

Welcome to the first of our new monthly podcast mix from DIG VINYL.

Bold Street's newest music emporium has had a flurry of excellent re-pressed, re-issued and limited edition releases falling into its crates since its opening in March. Bido Lito! 's Chris Torpey was out and about on the day of their grand opening below Soho's Vintage, spinning a few numbers on the wheels of steel from their solid collection of records.

Their first mix proposes a few of their ample collection of tracks from the archives, as well as the bands appoaching their musical radar over the last thirty days. Hitting it off with some MILES DAVIS, OMD and YOUNGHUSBAND, they've also included numbers from the obscure world of WEVIE STONDER, KERD DANT and PEARL NECKLACE as their flavours of April.

As well as this mix, the rummagers of the shop will be contributing their words to a monthly column beginning in our June issue this year.

Pick up your copy in June to get the scoop behind the tunes.

digliverpool.co.uk

 

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Podcast / April 2014

April Podcast Featuring THE SUNDOWNERS
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The April 2014 chapter of the Bido Lito! podcast at Parr Street Studios presents yet another superlative session, this time from The Sundowners. The band performed Medicine and Back To You from the belly of the world-famous recording studios. You can listen to both tracks on this month's podcast.

In our April podcast, hosts Mo, Helen and Chris also discuss things they're looking forward to in the month, and play tracks from ALL WE ARE, MAD BRAINS and WE ARE CATCHERS.

Want to listen to the podcast while you're out and about? Why not download it for free from iTunes HERE.

Keep your eye on bidolito.co.uk next week for exclusive videos of The Sundowners' session tracks. For exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the session taken by John Johnson, click here - bidolito.co.uk/bido-lens/sundowners-podcast


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Podcast / March 2014

March Podcast Featuring VEYU
Recorded at the new location of Parr Street Studios, this month we had the pleasure of having VEYU in session for our March installment. The band performed Every Time and Blue Voices from the belly of the world-famous recording studios, both which you can listen to - and see - below.

As well as this we had tracks from THE CYCLIST, who featured in this month's copy of the magazine and CLEFT, a local gig highlight from the reviews section. In conversation with Mo Stewart, newly appointed Editor of Bido Lito! Christopher Torpey and Editor-in-Chief Craig Pennington focused on the subject of this month's Editorial; the implications of working as a musician from Liverpool, and whether coming from the city is a help of a hindrance to artists nowadays. They also looked ahead to behemoths of the Liverpool festival calender Liverpool Sound City and Liverpool Psych Fest and what each line-up had in store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read the full feature on VEYU in Issue 42 of the magazine now

You can also watch the stunning videos for each of VEYU's session tracks over on the Bido TV now, shot live in the studio by Lee Isserow and his team:

Blue Voices / Every Time

 

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Podcast #22

ETCHES live in session on our latest podcast

The Bido Lito! Podcast, in association with Elevator Recording Studio, Episode 22.

For our final episode of 2013 we decided to cast our eyes and ears back over the previous 12 months and look at some of the #BidoBest moments that occurred in the city this year. Including suggestions from our readers and listeners who tweeted and messaged us their own favourite moments, releases and memories from music on Merseyside in 2013. Plus we invited BBC Radio Merseyside's Roger Hill in to discuss his own highlights of the year.

Etches also join us for our live session this month, and perform their new single Let's Move In as well as a pretty special cover. The music this month was chosen by our presenters as their favourite track of the year, featuring DAN CROLL, ALL WE ARE, BILL RYDER-JONES, FOREST SWORDS and OUTFIT. As a special treat we recorded a video of their session - feast your eyes on Ste Webster's exclusive video of Etches performing Let's Move In in session HERE.

Have a look through Samantha Milligan's exclusive photo gallery from the studio HERE.

Download and subscribe to the Bido Lito! Podcast for free from iTunes HERE

 

 

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Podcast #21

THE FIRE BENEATH THE SEA live in session on our latest podcast

The Bido Lito! Podcast, in association with Elevator Recording Studio, Episode 21.

For our November episode we managed to cram all 13 of hip hop/funk/jazz/ska collective The Fire Beneath The Sea in to the studio for the stunning session. As a special treat we recorded a video of their session - feast your eyes on Andrew Abrahamson's exclusive video of TFBTS performing Phuxubtlety in session HERE.

Elsewhere in this month's podcast, we look through the artists and stories that made up Issue 39 of the magazine, and invite you listeners to send us your thoughts on your favourite musical memory of Liverpool from 2013 for our #BidoBest discussion on next month's podcast. We also have news of our first ever Open Day (21st November @ MelloMello), a free event for current and future contributors to Bido Lito!, which contains workshops on live photography and live reviewing. Andrew Hill from Abandon Silence joins us in the studio for our Podcast Gig Guide, and to chat about the rise and rise of his club night/promotions wing. We also have music from SANKOFA, ETCHES, VIOLA BEACH, BILL RYDER-JONES and RAGZ, plus our usual Competition and loads more...

Have a look through Aaron McManus' exclusive photo gallery from the studio HERE.

Download and subscribe to the Bido Lito! Podcast for free from iTunes HERE

 

 

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Podcast #20

BALTIC FLEET live in session on our latest podcast

The Bido Lito! Podcast, in association with Elevator Recording Studio, Episode 20.

For our October 'cast we have a special treat for you, with an amazing session from Baltic Fleet. Presenter Mo Stewart also sits down at a piano in the studio with Baltic Fleet's Paul Fleming to talk through the origin of some of his tracks, to give you a fascinating insight into the construction of the songs.

Elsewhere in this month's podcast, we look through the artists and stories that made up Issue 39 of the magazine, and engage in a discussion covered in our October issue on the topic of music as therapy, and the exact ways it can be used as a force for good. Club Evol's head honcho Revo joins us in the studio for our Podcast Gig Guide to chat about the highs and lows of 10 years of Evol live shows. We also have music from GHOSTCHANT, THE SAND BAND, DAN CROLL, THE FIRE BENEATH THE SEA and JOHN McGRATH, plus our usual Competition and loads more...

Download and subscribe to the Bido Lito! Podcast for free from iTunes HERE

 

 

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Podcast #19

CLANG BOOM STEAM in session on our latest podcast.

The Bido Lito! Podcast, in association with Elevator Recording Studio, Episode 19. 

This month we present a longer podcast for you that combines two month's worth of music and chat in one.

Our session this month is from Clang Boom Steam, an onomatopoeic band with the might and power to shake Elevator studios to it's very foundations. They did a right good job for us when they played our social back in cold February. In fact, they impressed us so much, they appeared in our April issue of the magazine for a interview ahead of their self-titled album, recorded down the road at Whitewood studios. They performed two tracks for us from the album - Fort Saint Gabriel and Good Ship.

We also engage in several discussions this month, including topics covered in our August and September issues; an appraisal of the Liverpool International Music Festival and a chat about ways of approaching nostalgia with Chris Wheeler, producer of the Joy Division Live_Transmission at the Philharmonic hall with Heritage Orchestra and Scanner. We also have music from FOREST SWORDS, VEYU, ALPHA MALE TEA PARTY, JAMIE BROAD and OUTFIT, plus our usual competition, Podcast Gig Guide (with a guest from Antipop) and loads more...

Download and subscribe to the Bido Lito! Podcast for free from iTunes HERE

Take a look inside the studio with Robin Clewley's exclusive photo gallery from HERE.

 

 

 

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soundcloud.com/clangboommusic

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Podcast #18

AMIQUE in session on our latest podcast

The Bido Lito! Podcast, in association with Elevator Recording Studio, Episode 18. This month we have a pretty special treat for you, with the super smooth gospel soul vibes of Amique filling the studio for this exclusive live session.

You don't come across talent like Amique's very often, and when you do it's sometimes just good to revel in it. And after providing a fantastic show of what he can do with his super-smooth jazzy Gospel stylings at our June Social, we knew we had to get Amique in for a session and try and commit those amazing vibes down on to record/silicon. And if these two tracks here - the rare treat of Peaches, and Witness (taken from the Conception EP) - don't win you over then we may just fall out.

We also have music from TWO SUNSETS, SUGARMEN, DAN CROLL, INNUENDO and SUNSTACK JONES, plus our usual Competition, Podcast Gig Guide and loads more...

 

 

Download and subscribe to the Bido Lito! Podcast for free from iTunes HERE

Take a look inside the studio with Jack Thompson's exclusive photo gallery HERE

 


 

 

 


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Podcast #17

ALL WE ARE in session on our latest podcast

The Bido Lito! Podcast, in association with Elevator Recording Studio, Episode 17. This month we have an exclusive treat for you, with alt.folk trio All We Are stepping in to the studio to play two of their hot new tunes for you.

The transition from dreamy folk to a more dance friendly funk-infused pop has seen All We Are vault the interest they built up around their early releases,a nd now it seems that national domination is in their sights. And all down to adding a hi-hat. The triumverate of Luis Santos (Guitar), Guro Gikling (Bass) and Rich O'Flynn (Drums) joined us in the studio to show off this new side, and treated us to an aural wonder. The gloopy sass of new single Utmost Good needed little introducing, but it was brand new one Ebb/Flow that won us over, and we think it will do for you too.

We also have music from LOVED ONES, SILENT SLEEP, SOHO RIOTS, GHOSTCHANT and HAZY HEAD, plus our usual Competition, Podcast Gig Guide and loads more...

 

 

Download and subscribe to the Bido Lito! Podcast for free from iTunes HERE

Take a look inside the studio with Mike Sheerin's exclusive photo gallery HERE

 


 

 

 

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Podcast #16

MIND MOUNTAIN in session on our latest podcast

The Bido Lito! Podcast, in association with Elevator Recording Studio, Episode 16.
This month we have a full-on ear assault for you, with proggy psychdeleic trio Mind Mountain stepping in to the studio to perform an exclusive, and loud, live session for us.

It can be a hard task to find a balance between semi-improvised jams and digestible, accessible rock music, but it seems as though Mind Mountain don't even care about who they please. The triumverate of Marcg Glaysher (Bass), Joe Hirons (Guitar, Keys) and David Smyth (Drums) are intent on carving pulverising suites of noise, and you get the impression they only stop so the audience can draw breath. Shaking Elevator to its very foundations, they unleashed Void and Dune on us, both clocking in at over 7 minutes, but the enjoyment could have lasted much longer.

We invite Martin Smith, of jazz collective The Weave, in to the studio to discuss the relative merits and successes of the recent Liverpool International Jazz Festival, and his views on the trajectory of jazz in Liverpool over the past 20 years. We also have music from CLANG BOOM STEAM, CONAN, THE WEAVE and WE CAME OUT LIKE TIGERS, plus our usual Competition, Podcast Gig Guide and loads more...

 

 

Download and subscribe to the Bido Lito! Podcast for free from iTunes HERE

Take a look inside the studio with Nata Moraru's exclusive photo gallery HERE

 


 

 

 

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Podcast #15

IAN SKELLY in session on our latest podcast

The Bido Lito! Podcast, in association with Elevator Recording Studio, Episode 15. This month's podcast sees us welcome multi-instrumentalist (and Coral drummer) IAN SKELLY in to the studio to perform an exclusive live session for us.

Far from sitting idle while the rest of the members of his band venture off and pursue their own projects, Ian Skelly has maintained his own high level of productivity producing and mixing at The Coral Cave studios in Hoylake. And then at the end of 2012 Ian released his own album Cut From A Star, a dreamy collection of tracks infused with the same sweeping psychedelia that imbues a lot of The Coral's best work. Working with a few trusted friends Ian set about crafting these tunes on his own, and the resulting record showed off Ian's own feverish songwriting abilities. I See You's shifting psych folk is timeless, and Nickel And A Dime is like reclining in an old leather armchair. More please Mr Skelly

We invite Yaw Owusu, the musical curator of the newly-formed Liverpool International Music Festival, in to the studio to discuss the reasons behind the new festival replacing the Mathew Street Festival and what we can expect from it in August. We also have music from NADINE CARINAJOHN HECKLEDEATH MASKSTHE THESPIANS and TONY BROKE, plus our usual Competition, Podcast Gig Guide and loads more...

 

Download and subscribe to the Bido Lito! Podcast for free from iTunes HERE

Take a look inside the studio with Chris Hindle's exclusive photo gallery HERE


 

 

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Podcast #14

 

DEATH AT SEA in session on our latest podcast

The Bido Lito! Podcast, in association with Elevator Recording Studio, Episode 14. This month's podcast sees us welcome returning rockers DEATH AT SEA in to the studio to perform an exclusive live session for us.

It's been a whirlwind twelve months for the five lads from Death At Sea since they appeared on the front cover of our February 2012 issue, a year which has seen their stock rise rapidly while they've been out on the road honing their sound. Many people's tips for big things, Ruaidhri, Sam, Ralph, Neale and Carl and have just returned from a recording stint at Giant Wafer Studios with Owen Morris, with the promise of an EP of new songs to come in the next few months. We're treated to two of those new songs for this month's session: Floating Together is very much in the Death At Sea mould (with a certain Surfer Blood vibe), and Zachary is a slower more introspective lament. Bring on the new EP.

We invite Mike Stubbs from FACT in to the studio, to discuss the impact of Liverpool Vision's new SIF on grassroots organisations, and how you can have your say on it at our Culture Forum event. We also have music from WAVE MACHINES, OXYGEN THIEVES, BIRD, NINETAILS and BEACH SKULLS, plus our usual Competition, Podcast Gig Guide and loads more...

 

Download and subscribe to the Bido Lito! Podcast for free from iTunes HERE

Take a look inside the studio with Adam Edwards' exclsuive photo gallery HERE


 

DEATH AT SEA / ELEVATOR RECORDING STUDIO / ADAM EDWARDS

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Podcast # 13

WAVE MACHINES in session on our latest podcast

The Bido Lito! Podcast, in association with Elevator Recording Studio, Episode 13. This month's podcast sees us welcome returning four-piece WAVE MACHINES in to the studio to perform an exclusive live session for us.

Having been off our radar for over a year, and it being almost three years since we first heard the strains of their debut album Wave If You're Really There, Wave Machines are both old heads and fresh faces as they return with their second album Pollen (due to be released early next year). Upon first listen it's evident that the time away hasn't diminished any of their cutting edge and charm, and in fact they have built in even more complex song structures that veer from pop to disco in ever more inventive manners. We were delighted to have them in for this month's session, especially when they agreed to play the "two singles" from Pollen, I Hold Loneliness, and the dancefloor-friendly Ill Fit.

We invite Simon Howes from CALM and Lee Pennington from The Open Door Centre in to the studio, to discuss their various campaigns and bringing the discussion about depression and anxiety to the fore via the medium of music.  There is also music from EVA PETERSEN, THE FAMILY MONROE, NON, MONSIEUR, THE LOUD and THE CALEDONIA's Christmas single, plus our usual Competition, Podcast Gig Guide and loads more...

Download and subscribe to the Bido Lito! Podcast for free from iTunes HERE


 


WAVE MACHINES / ELEVATOR RECORDING STUDIOS

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Podcast #12

CLINIC in session on our latest podcast

The Bido Lito! Podcast, in association with Elevator Recording Studio, Episode 12. This month's podcast marked the completion of our first year of sessions at our new home, so we thought we would invite some special guests in to help up celebrate it with a bang. It was with very little hesitation that we invited the mercurial CLINIC in to the studio to perform an exclusive live session for us.

There is something of an enigma about a band whose CV includes seven albums released on Domino Records, an appearance on the Letterman show and supporting Kings Of Leon on tour: this is heightened when the band in question, our dark Lords of chilling psych-punk Clinic, sound nothing like you'd ever imagine a band with that CV to sound. Liverpool's own masters of invention are as unbecoming as they are groundbreaking, and the release of their latest album Free Reign finds them still tinkering with the format that has served them well since I.P.C. Subeditors Dictate Our Youth thrust them in to the thinking muso's mind back in 1997. Now assimilating samples and beats from a drum machine in to their sonic pallette, we are treated to surely our best session so far at Elevator as the quartet rattle through the meandering Seamless Boogie Woogie, BBC 10pm (rpt) and King Kong. A sheer pleasure.

We invite Mick Everett of Witchfinder Records in for this month's discussion to talk about the role independent record labels still have in the digital age of music consumption. We also get Eighties Vinyl Records' Dave Hewitson on the phone to ask him why anyone would start up a vinyl only label in today's climate. There is also music from BY THE SEA, BROKEN MEN, THE SAND BAND,LOVED ONES and NON, MONSIEUR, plus our usual Competition, Podcast Gig Guide and loads more...

Download and subscribe to the Bido Lito! Podcast for free from iTunes HERE

Take a peek inside the studio of Clinic's session with Keith Ainsworth's exclusive photo gallery HERE


CLINIC / ELEVATOR RECORDING STUDIOS / KEITH AINSWORTH

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Podcast #11

BY THE SEA in session on our latest podcast

The Bido Lito! Podcast, in association with Elevator Recording Studio, Episode 11. This month's podcast features an exclusive live session with dreamsters BY THE SEA.  

By The Sea are a name familiar to a lot of fans of new music in the city, and it is to our delight that their reputation is spreading far and wide beyond Liverpool now that they have pieced together their debut album. So before they go stratospheric we invited them in to Elevator Recording Studio to record an exclusive session for us, and their dreamy tones transported us to realm of gorgeousness. Recent single Eveline is joined by the forthcoming album's opening track By The Sea, and we hope you get as whsiked away by it as we were. We invite MelloMello's manager Laura Powers in for this month's discussion to discuss the situation MelloMello finds itself in currently, given Liverpool City Council's recent decision to remove its discretionary rate relief. We also have music from BARBEROS, GREG BAUGH from the In Response To project, WAVE MACHINES, MUGSTAR and TEAR TALK, plus our usual Competition, Podcast Gig Guide and loads more...

Download and subscribe to the Bido Lito! Podcast for free from iTunes HERE

Take a peek inside the studio of By The Sea's session with John Johnson's exclusive photo gallery HERE

 

 

 

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Podcast #10

BAD MEDS in session on our latest podcast

The Bido Lito! Podcast, in association with Elevator Recording Studio, Episode 10. This month's podcast features an exclusive live session with the hardcore punk trio BAD MEDS.  

Bad Meds have barely been together a few months, and have only played one gig, yet it's already apparent that they're a force to be reckoned with. A trio dealing in a type of hardcore punk that's as visceral as it is tongue-in-cheek, Bad Meds' protagonists may already be familiar to Liverpool gig-goers: guitarist and vocalist Paul Rafferty cut his musical teeth with popular outfit Hot Club De Paris, while bassist Paul Thompson (Nowhere Fast) and drummer David Kelly (Vasco Da Gama) have been regular performers about town for a while too. For this month's session the lads cranked up the volume and rattled through two of their songs, Hoax Apocalypse and KLF cover It's Grim Up North, both permeated by some menacing bass tones. We also invite founder of the Liverpool Music Awards Ellie Phillips in to discuss the city's newest and most ambitious awards ceremony, what motivated her to found them, and the controversy around them. We also have music from ESCO WILLIAMS, AFTERNAUT, ALPHA MALE TEA PARTY, THE WILD EYES and DAN CROLL, plus our Competition, Podcast Gig Guide and loads more...

Download and subscribe to the Bido Lito! Podcast for free from iTunes HERE

Take a peek inside the studio of Bad Meds' session with Marie Hazelwood's exclusive photo gallery HERE

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Podcast #9

LAURA J MARTIN in session on latest podcast

The Bido Lito! Podcast, in association with Elevator Recording Studio, Episode 9. This month's podcast features an exclusive live session with the gorgeous LAURA J MARTIN. Liverpool’s flute-tootin finest brings a psychedelic feel to her music, looping vocals and instruments, fluttering effortlessly between flute, mandolin and xylophone. With a style similar to Björk and Kate Bush with influences of Wu Tang Clan, David Bowie and Serge Gainsbourg; Laura J Martin has been touring the UK and beyond since the release of her new album The Hangman Tree earlier this year on Static Caravan. With a hefty number of live shows on the agenda, make sure you try and catch a listen of the singer at one of her many festival appearances this year. We also discuss the current plight of our city's street performers and buskers under the new licensed scheme being implemented by Liverpool city council, with some expert input from guest host Tom George (Stool Pigeon, keepstreetslive.com). We also have music from EDGAR SUMMERTYME, ESCO WILLIAMS, VASCO DA GAMA, OUTFIT and DOMINOES, plus our Competition, Podcast Gig Guide and loads more...

Download and subscribe to the Bido Lito! Podcast for free from iTunes HERE

Take a peek inside the studio of Laura J Martin's session with John Johnson's exclusive photo gallery HERE


 

 

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Podcast #8

EDGAR SUMMERTYME in session on latest podcast

For this month's podcast, our eighth broadcast from Elevator Recording Studio, we are joined by the legendary EDGAR SUMMERTYME, who comes in to perform an exclusive live session for us.

The word legend is a dangerous one to use, and is one that should be used with extreme caution. In the case of Edgar Summertyme the term legend is entirely justified, and in many ways doesn't go far enough to describe the level of genius the man possesses. As a result we were overjoyed when Edgar, formerly of The Stairs, The Joneses, The Big Kids and Free Peace among others, agreed to come in to the studio to record this exclusive session for this month's podcast. Having been off our radar for a while due to illness, Edgar is back with a new record and a renewed vigour to get back out performing again. With his own particular mix of blues, jazz, soul and straight up rock'n roll, he will always be seen as one of Liverpool's true mavericks, and that distinctive voice is getting back to its full strength. The session version of What Are We Gonna Do is evidence of this, showing more of the usual gravelly tones we're used to, in stark contrast to the very restrained version on upcoming album Sense Of Harmony. The cover of David Bowie's Rock 'N Roll Suicide (with backing vocals supplied by Bido Assistant Editor Christopher Torpey!) is also testament to this, providing a rollicking finish to another stellar session.

This month we are joined by a guest host and regular Bido Lito! contributor Sam Garlick, of everisland Promotions, Tighten Up, Bombarda Collective and much more. We also invite Sam's promotions partner on everisland Clarry Mowforth to join us for a discussion based around the emerging wave of young promoters, and Liverpool's changing face of live music with the new and varied live venues that are springing up. We also have music from BALTIC FLEET, CIRCA WAVES, MUTO LEO, DOMINOES and JETHRO FOX, plus our Competition, Podcast Gig Guide and loads more...

 

Take a peek inside the studio of Edgar Summertyme's session with Robin Clewley's exclusive photo gallery HERE

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Elevator Recording Studio / Edgar Summertyme / Robin Clewley

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Podcast #7

 

BEACH SKULLS in session on latest podcast

For this month's podcast, our seventh broadcast from Elevator Recording Studio, we are joined surf freakz BEACH SKULLS, who come in to perform an exclusive live session for us.

This duo play with a raw, infectious energy that manages to transport you back to the 1950s and the golden age of surf rock. If you close your eyes during Surf Freak and All Right Island you can almost imagine the waves lapping at your feet, while the ghosts of Dick Dale, Link Wray and The Tornados lurch through the breakers on their blackened surf boards...or something like that. Beach Skulls have released two limited edition cassette-only EPs thus far - Beneath The Waves and The Brooklyn Jive - on record label Cheesus Crust (based in Wrexham). Expect more to follow from these two, and engage your inner doom surfer.

With summer on the horizon we have a chat through what festivals we recommend to while away those balmy days and nights spent in random fields drinking cider. We also look back over what was another successful Liverpool Sound City, and discuss our own highlights, from performances to new venue spaces. There is music from BANG ONTHE TEA STREET BANDSUNSTACK JONES, FOREST SWORDS and CIRCA WAVES, plus our Competition, Podcast Gig Guide and loads more...

Take a peek inside the studio of Beach Skulls' session with Keith Ainsworth's exclusive photo gallery HERE

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Elevator Recording Studio / Beach Skulls / Keith Ainsworth

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Podcast #6

THE TEA STREET BAND in session on latest podcast

For this month's podcast, our sixth broadcast from Elevator Recording Studio and a bumper one at that, we are joined by the wizards of Balearic house THE TEA STREET BAND, who come in to perform an exclusive live session for us.

Fresh from releasing their double A-side single Fiesta/Summer Dreaming, the five-piece bring all the infectious energy from their mesmerising live sets in to the studio with them, and absolutely nail this session. Mixing some early '90s rave beats and gloriously shimmering guitars, The Tea Street Band manage to weave a warm glow of blissed-out Ibiza euphoria in to their tunes that are pure dance anthems. Even guitarist and lead vocalist Timo Tierney is moved to say that they "sounded like a giant clock." Quite.

With Liverpool Sound City 2012 very much on the horizon we invite festival director Dave Pichilingi in to the studio to talk about what to expect this year, and about the widespread appeal of it as an emerging urban festival. We're also joined for our discussion by Getintothis' Peter Guy, who comes in to chat about the inaugural GIT Award, which was won by Loved Ones. We also have music from DOGSHOW, BEACH SKULLS, MISS STYLIECONAN and LIZ GREEN, plus our Competition, Podcast Gig Guide and loads more...

Take a peek inside the studio of The Tea Street Band's session HERE with John Johnson's exclusive photo gallery.

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Elevator Recording Studio / The Tea Street Band / John Johnson

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Podcast #5

THE WILD EYES in session on latest podcast.

For this month's podcast, our fifth broadcast from Elevator Recording Studio, we were joined by rock weirdos THE WILD EYES, who came in to perform an exclusive live session for us.

The three-piece garage rockers are about to release their debut single I Look Good On You on Holy Are You Recordings, which they were very kind to play for us in this session. Channelling the spirit of Iggy & The Stooges and MC-5, this will surely grab people's attentions when it comes out. Huw, Neale and Sam's other session song, Let's Ride, is a more Spacemen-3 type jam which shows just why we've been getting so hot under the collar about these fellas. Be sure to catch their launch party for the release of the single at Mello Mello on 12th May.

Ahead of this year's Record Store Day (21st April) we think about the varied buying habits of music consumers today as we canvas opinion in our discussion section. We also invite Caroline Smith and Priya Sharma from the Wolstenholme Creative Space in to chat to us about their plans for a Record and Zine Fair for Record Store Day, plus news of our own limited edition GAME THEORY compilation cassette. We also have music from KANKOURAN, ALL WE ARE, BANG ON, CLINIC and BY THE SEA, plus our Competition, Podcast Gig Guide and loads more...

Take a peek inside the studio of The Wild Eyes' session HERE with Moorea Masa's exclusive photo gallery.

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Elevator Recording Studio / The Wild Eyes / Moorea Masa

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Podcast #4

This month's podcast features an exclusive live session with the irrepressible force of nature that is MUGSTAR.

The Bido Lito! Podcast, in association with Elevator Recording Studio, Episode 4.

Jason, Pete, Neil and Steve have recently finished recording their fifth album, which will be due for release in October on the illustrious Agitated label (in the UK). The foursome have been busy since we last spoke to them (way back in Issue 1), taking in a tour of Spain - where they rubbed shoulders with Hawkwind - and releasing a slew of records. Split 7" singles with Carlton Melton and Oneida have followed alongside live dates with Wooden Shjips and White Hills.

Bringing their spacey and sometimes apocalyptic psychedelic sounds to Elevator, Mugstar showed why the late, great John Peel saw fit to invite them for what turned about to be the last Peel Session, as they delivered one of the best podcast sessions yet.

The varied platforms for unsigned bands to have their music recognised is also discussed, with the GIT Award, Merseyrail Unsigned, and Liverpool Sound City all recent examples offering recording and live rewards to local bands. We also have music from LAURA J MARTINEUGENE McGUINNESSFADED GOLDSOUND OF GUNS and PUZZLE, plus our Competition, Podcast Gig Guide and loads more...

Take a peek inside the studio of the Mugstar session HERE with Keith Ainsowrth's exclusive photo gallery.

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Elevator Recording Studio / Mugstar / Keith Ainsworth

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Podcast #3

This month's podcast, our third cast from Elevator Recording Studio, features an exclusive live session with the Heavenly STEALING SHEEP. We also build on the article in Issue 19 of the magzine - 2012: A Year To Forget? - and discuss some of the points thrown up by the piece, as well as the comments made in the online forums. There is an extended Gig Guide section, with music from FADED GOLD and NINETAILS,  as well as more tracks from    DEATH AT SEA, JELLYSTONE PARK, KANKOURAN and SUN DRUMS. And listen out for this month's Competition too. 

Take a peek inside the studio with Stealing Sheep and the presenters in Mike Brits' gallery of the session HERE.

You can download the podcast from iTunes HERE.

You can listen to Stealing Sheep's live tracks from the session below, or the full podcast in the Mixcloud player above.

 

 

 

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Podcast #2

This month's podcast is our second cast from Elevator Recording Studio, and features an exclusive live session with Wirral-based group THE SUNDOWNERS. We also invite The Music Consortium's SPIKE BEECHAM in to the studio to talk about the connection we have to independent record stores. We have music from BILL RYDER-JONES, OUTFIT, LOKA and DEATH AT SEA, as well as our Competition, Podcast Gig Guide and loads more. 

You can listen to The Sundowners' live tracks from the session below, or the full podcast in the Mixcloud player above.

 

Hummingbird / The Sundowners / The Bido Lito! Podcast by Bido Lito!


Wild One / The Sundowners / The Bido Lito! Podcast by Bido Lito!

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Podcast #1

This month's podcast comes from Elevator Recording Studio for the first time and features an exclusive live session with Liverpool group LOVED ONES. We also invite PMS Presenter ROGER HILL into the studio to talk about the proposed cuts to BBC Local Radio. We have music from LUCKY BEACHES, DEAD CITIES, STIGNOISE and ENDECI, plus our Competition, Podcast Gig Guide and loads more.

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You can listen to Loved Ones live tracks from the session below, or the full podcast in the mixcloud player above. 

 

Wild Palms / Loved Ones / The Bido Lito! Podcast by Bido Lito! Red Dawn / Loved Ones / Bido Lito! Podcast by Bido Lito!

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