Following up on Dan Ghenacia, Shonky, and Dyed Soundorom’s Fabric 70 released last month, the very well-respected Cassy Britton (or simply Cassy for her billings) has taken on the challenged for Fabric 71. Cassy is currently a resident at no fewer than four clubs around the world — Panoramabar in Berlin, Trouw in Amsterdam, Rex Club in Paris, and just recently Brooklyn’s newer club Output. She began her DJing career relatively late (in her later 20s) compared to many teenage sensations, but she’s a crate digger by nature and her refined taste for dance floor tracks is what has really bred her success over the years. Her approach on this mix was straightforward and honest — she chose tracks she personally felt were “individually beautiful” and layered them together into a personal tapestry of house music. The mix is set for an August 19th release date, and you can pre-order it here.
It’s 1am on Sunday morning. Saturday’s clubgoers are still at large and in South London, a well-travelled Tommy Trash looks tired, but positively beaming with confidence. Sitting patiently in the back room of Ministry of Sound, the Australian club icon (real name Thomas Olsen) is reciting the mayhem that has shaped his European tour so far. He’s already scaled Milan, Newcastle, and Middlesbrough, unveiling a melting pot of European club culture along the way that Tommy himself is still struggling to digest. “Those kids in Newcastle were fucking nuts,” he laughs. “It was just intense. There is nothing like going somewhere a little off the radar and being completely blown away by the crazy energy.”
Apollonia, known individually as Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom, and Shonky, have been chosen to mix the 70th installment of Fabric London’s formative mix series. Alongside !K7′s DJ Kicks mixes, Fabric provides a timely window into the work of the moment’s most solid DJs and the newly formed Apollonia are surely fit for this challenge. Although the trio have been working individually for no short period of time, they’ve seemed to reach new heights together, both in production and live mixing. They explain their sets, often noted to be five hours or longer, tend to turn into “meditation” and they’ve come to enjoy a certain unity “much like a band.”
The mix will be released on Fabric Records on June 17th. You can pre-order here.
It’s no secret that here at Dancing Astronaut we love us some gritty techno. Ever-adoring fans of Brodinski and his Bromance crew, we bring to you this morning the Frenchman’s FabricLive Radio Mix from back in 2011. The UK album series (owned and operated by the nightclub Fabric in London) rotates monthly between Fabric and FabricLive mixes — always delivering a wide range of genres and styles of electronic music and beyond. Brodi’s mixes also remind us he’s not easily constrained to a genre. He mixes in deep house and more radio-friendly tunes just as easily and he can push an audience deep into a rabbit hole. Enjoy this one, and if you’re lucky enough maybe you can even pop by and see the Bromance Night at Le Bain in Manhattan tonight. Click through for a full tracklist.
Best of the Rest is a daily feature from Dancing Astronaut that recaps the most important posts of the day as well as the stuff we didn’t get to. With the rapidity that dance music news and releases come out it’s difficult for us to hit everything — we hope BOTR serves as a catch-all. Make sure to check it out at the end of each day to ensure you don’t miss anything!
Israeli producer Guy Gerber pleased American techno fans this week with the announcement of a seven date US tour as well as the release of his latest productions, Steady EP. “Steady” is a tightly produced and groovy release; another pleasant surprise from the man who most recently delivered on his Fabric mix back in late June. The EP includes the title track, a Midland remix, and a killer production called “The Golden Sun and The Silver Moon” with support from newcomer Clarian. Gerber will be joined by Carl Craig, Shaun Reeves, and Kate Simko to kick off his US tour at the Highline Ballroom in New York on November 21. You can hear his brand new EP and find the full list of tour dates after the break.