Nathaniel Pierre Jones was forever tinkering around with electronic devices and mending watches when he was a kid growing up in Chicago.
“I just naturally had a curious mind, you know?” he tells DJ Mag. “I wanted to find out what made the watch tick. So I would take broken watches apart, fix them and put them back together. Got very good at it, too. So much so that I was repairing watches at like eight or nine-years-old. Crazy thinking about it now.”
K’Alexi is certainly proper house music’s most prolific exponent at the moment, with no qualms about declaring himself the Acid King on his latest 12-inch of the same name. For the first time, he is in complete control of his destiny, after starting his K Klassik imprint to cope with the prolific torrent of top-notch house music ejaculating from his creative loins.
Luca Venezia spent most of the last ten years exploding bass bins as dubstep evangelist Drop The Lime. As head of the seminal Trouble & Bass label in New York, Venezia released countless ferocious, sub heavy beasts. Then, just as dubstep started to break the mainstream, he turned his back on it. Ever contrary, Venezia turned Drop the Lime into a rockabilly electro fusion outfit, singing and playing live.
Internationally acclaimed UK house veteran Terry Farley transports us back to the late '80s hedonism of acid house with a five-disc classics compilation,'Terry Farley Present Acid Rain: Definitive Original Acid & Deep House 1985-1991', released by Harmless Records.
Following their acclaimed two night residency at London's Roundhouse last December, the Happy Mondays have announced a return to the capital for a one off performance at The Forum, Kentish Town on Saturday 29th June.
In 2012 the 'Madchester' band announced their return to the live stage with the full original line up, the first time in 19 years.
The history of underground house and techno will be celebrated across four films screening next weekend, at new audio-visual gallery The Store X in Berlin.
A collaboration between Frieze and Gucci, 'The Second Summer Of Love', will present films celebrating the cultural impact of that seminal moment in dance music history, 30 years on.
The first film, Wu Tsang's 'Into The Space Of Love' is "a magical realist documentary that explores the legacies of house music rooted in New York underground culture."
A snarky, anarchist streak runs through much of Latin American electronic music. You hear it in Rebolledo’s rambunctious techno, Matias Aguayo’s beatbox micro-house, Los Mekanikos’s campy, jacking beats, and on many releases issued by labels like Cómeme and Sanfuentes Records whose proclaimed target audience is those who “dance, laugh, scream, hallucinate and take their shirts off.”
Acid house legend Adamski comes with some absolute danger with this mixtape available for free download on our SoundCloud. The mix is a great representation of what the man behind tracks like 'N-R-G' and 'Killer' is feeling at the moment.