While 2019 refuses to go quiet into that good night — check this month’s top UK club picks for proof — some of us have already been thinking about what comes next.
A new year and a new decade are almost upon us. Just before either really kicks in, though, we have some work to do. Or at least some serious partying to get stuck into, with New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day just weeks away.
Mr. Mitch will release his new EP, ‘Need More Fashions Friends’ this Wednesday, 22nd May, via his own Gobstopper Records,
Announced at the beginning of the month, the two-tracker finds the Boxed co-founder crafting a sound that is tailor-made for the party’s dancefloor in Room 2 of Corsica Studios. The title track is a perfect embodiment of “techno dancehall” style the London DJ/producer has been highlighting for some time, with tough, bassy urgency weaving marvellously with the syncopated, buoyant rhythms of dancehall. Check it out below.
Mr. Mitch is enjoying making people dance.
Mr. Mitch grew up surrounded by music. His father was a musician too, though attempts to coerce a young Miles into mastering the guitar were unsuccessful. With an interest in electronic music from the age of 10, specifically garage, Mr. Mitch got his first basic music production software, complete with looping functionality, courtesy of a cereal box when he was 11. Once the act of playing loops on loops became tiresome, his cousin gave him Fruity Loops, and from there he began producing material of his own.
When it comes to defining his sound, Mr. Mitch is hesitant. “I’m always changing,” he says, “it’s not that I’m indecisive, but I’m quite impulsive. I just go with whatever feels right at the time, but there’s a piece of me in everything I make.”
“It’s the perfect place to let go and lose yourself for a moment,” Mr. Mitch says affectionately of Room 2 at Corsica Studios. A beloved South London space with a banging soundsystem, Corsica is the perfect home for Boxed.
Our conversation leaves us wondering if, at times, Mr. Mitch feels as though he hasn’t caught a break. Yet he’s fostered and nurtured an entire scene, created a space for a genre-defying league of up-and-coming artists, established one of London’s most forward thinking parties, done the same with a label, and put out music via one of underground music’s most revered platforms. And as if that wasn’t enough, Mitchell has been a father since he was 22 years old. How does he manage it all?
These are the Top 30 UK club events in April 2018— a list we compiled despite destractions plucked straight from the pages of John le Carré spy fiction.
All Ears has launched in UK clubs to raise tinnitus awareness, with Alpine Hearing Protection and Watch The Hype joining forces to try and encourage revellers to take more care of their ears when attending parties.
Corsica co-founder Amanda Moss has lost her battle with cancer after her health deteriorated rapidly over the weekend.
"It is with great sadness that I have to let you know that Amanda's health deteriorated rapidly over the weekend and at 8:30 PM yesterday evening she passed away peacefully," reads a post on the Gofundme page that was setup to raise funds for her treatment in Germany.
Berlin-based Swedish duo Genius of Time have made 'Acid 01' available as a free download.
Slow and squidgy, it's a seven-minute-long slice of hypnotic acid recorded in a single take.
The free download comes ahead of Genius of Time's highly anticipated appearance in London this Saturday (29th November).
Farr Festival has just announced plans for its 2015 festival. Returning to Hertfordshire for its fifth year, the festival is set to take place on the 16th — 18th of July.
The stage partners for the festival have also been revealed. Partners include Just Jack, Tief, Phantasy, Trouble Vision, Ransom Note, Society, Street Tracks, Corsica Studios, Rubadub and Sessions, all of whom represent sounds from all over the music spectrum.