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Surefire.Sound - Sat 21st May @ Corsica Studios

Saturday May 21st
Corsica Studios, London

Surefire.Sound’s third event in the capital is probably its strongest yet, bringing together a line-up that encompasses many different strands of the continually evolving bass music universe.

Headlining Room One is Shackleton, one of the most pioneering and forward thinking artists operating within electronic music today. Fresh from delivering his acclaimed Fabric CD as well as new music on Honest Jon’s, he will bring his unique brand of bass heavy atmospherics to the intimate surroundings of Corsica Studios for what will be a very special set indeed. Joining him will be Mark Ernestus, founder and owner of Berlin’s Hardwax record store as well as cutting edge artist in his own right. With Moritz Von Oswald he was responsible for legendary productions as Basic Channel and Rhythm & Sound, records that helped shape the sound of dub techno music.

Other artists on the night will include Toki Monsta, Eprom and DJG, delivering the sounds of west coast America to the heart of the UK, as well as Addison Groove doing his live 808 thang in the Juke Box once more and one extremely special, top secret guest to be announced!

Line Up

Mark Ernestus
Addison Groove
Toki Monsta

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Zed Bias - Surefire Sound American Tour Mixes

Surefire Sound, in cahoots with Dubspot Online Music Education, are just about to bring the curtain down on a electrifying North American Tour with none other than bass music wunderkind Pearson Sound/Ramadanman and UK garage legend Zed Bias/Maddslinky!

As part of the promotion for the tour Zed Bias has put together 4 15 minute mixes entitled 'Biasonic Excursions' covering a whole load of styles from Garage to House to Techno and Dubstep. Check 'em out!

ZED BIAS - Biasonic Excursions - Surefire Sound North American Spring Tour Mix by Surefire Sound

Addison Groove Interviews + 3024 Release

The hottest property in dance music right now, Addison Groove, speaks out in a couple of interviews for Fat! Club and Beatport

While we're on the Addison Groove tip his 12" for Martyn's 3024 label, 'It's Got Me' b/w 'Minutes Of Funk', is out on Monday. Buy buy buy!

ADDISON GROOVE - IT'S GOT ME 3024-012A by 3024world

ADDISON GROOVE - MINUTES OF FUNK 3024-012B by 3024world

Ninja Tune & Big Dada Showcase @ The Great Escape

Surefire's Ninja Tune new boy Slugabed reppin'...

Ninja Tune and Big Dada are delighted to announce that they will be hosting a rather special night as part of The Great Escape Festival 2011. The label showcase will take place on Thursday 12th May and features the cream of our new signings all under one roof. The line up is stella, and entry free to all Great Escape pass holders. But for those without tickets, fear not, we're also charging a fiver on the door. An absolute bargain for all that new talent... just make sure you get down there early!

Ninja Tune & Big Dada Records Present:

The Great Escape Showcase 2011
DELS, Live
Dark Sky
Emika, Live
Paris Suit Yourself, Live
Bang On!, live

Thursday 12th May
The Loft
10 Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AD

Free for Great Escape Wristband holders/ £5

Sluga has also just put up his unnofficial Busta Rhymes 'Dangerous' remix for free download. Get your grubby mits on that here: Busta Rhymes - Dangerous (Slugabon Remax)

Kuedo - Svetlana Industries Mix

Some more audio treats for you lucky people in the shape of Kuedo's new 'Shortcast' for Svetlana Industries. Covering some wonky beats and some straight up dirty Hip-Hop it's something a bit different from what you might expect but shows a brilliant diversity from this innovative artist.

Release-wise, this year there will be a Kuedo remix EP coming out on Planet Mu, a remix for King Midas Sound on Hyperdub, and a debut Kuedo album in late summer / autumn. Keep your eyes and ears to the ground people....

"Kuedo a.k.a. Jamie Vex'd started soldiering a long time ago, manufacturing beautiful serious urban atmospheres as half of Vex'd, dropping the seminal album 'Degenerate' into the dubstep protoverse as long ago as 2005.

His extraordinary pitchbendariffic remix for Scuba saw him enter new territory as a solo artist, which he marked with a hugely significant mixtape for Lucky me - 25. Jamie Vex'd - Sunday Walkman Mix. This was followed by an EP for Planet Mu as Jamie Vex'd and a second as Kuedo marking more fully his transition to solo artist.

He and Roly (the other half of Vex'd) do still collaborate but they are now divided by sea and Jamie's music is growing into its own personality. Rumours of an album are abroad and we eagerly await it. In the meantime this mix is gully and massive. One of the builders of the scene who still seems like everything is to come. Show your love to the man. "

George FitzGerald - Sonic Router Mix & Interview

Sonic Router showing some more love to another member of the Surefire family, George FitzGerald, who recently stopped by for an interview. He was kind enough to put together a rather tasty mix to go with it so have a listen to that below and then head over to the Sonic Router site for a read of what the man with a capital G had to say for himself.

Read the Interview

Listen to The Mix:

1. George FitzGerald – We Bilateral [Hotflush]
2. Midland – Through Motion [forthcoming Aus]
3. Anthony Shakir – Travellers (MRSK Remix) [Rush Hour]
4. Skudge – Depth Buffering [Alpha House]
5. Lando Kal – Further [forthcoming Hotflush]
6. Grain – Untitled
7. E-Dancer – World of Deep (Carl Craig Remix) [Play It Again Sam]
8. Paul Woolford – Let It Go (Appleblim and Komonazmuk remix) [CDR]
9. Kevin Mcphee – Words Not Chosen [CDR]
10. George FitzGerald – Silhouette [forthcoming Aus]

Photek - UFO (Addison Groove's Almost Headhunter Remix)

If his current 12"s on Swamp81, Tectonic & 3024 weren't enough, Addison Groove has appeared on wax once more with his remix of Photek's 'UFO'. No doubt you will know that Photek is one of the most revered Drum & Bass producers in history but he has recently emerged with a new sound based loosely around the 140bpm UK bass music template (if there is actually such a thing).

Addison Groove turns his track UFO, originally a razor sharp slice of forward thinking jungle, into a hypnotic, pulsating, 808 infused techno/dubstep groove. This really doesn't fit neatly into any categories at all however, so just listen and make your own mind up. We promise you won't be disappointed...

If you're feeling flush, then go forth and purchase!

Latest Reviews

Addison Groove on Sonic Router

Mr Groove has a slew of releases out now or soon to come which have all found favour with the good folks over at Sonic Router. These guys have their finger on the pulse of quality music so their endorsement for his latest and greatest certainly means he's doing something right.

Take a gander....

Peverelist on Resident Advisor

Peverelist's recent 12" has been showered with praise by, well, pretty much everyone really. Resident Advisor are the latest to get in on the act awarding it a princely 4.5/5. Not too shabby!

Have a butchers...

SUB:STANCE @ Berghain - This Friday 15th April

SUB:STANCE returns to the infamous Berghain this Friday 15th April. If you're in the area, dont miss out.

Illum Sphere
DJ Pete
Necta Selecta

00.00 - 08.00

12 Eur

Surefire Agency News: PEVERELIST

Tom Ford aka Peverelist has been busy in the studio with a glut of fresh tracks and remixes set to excite ears and feet across the globe. Here's what's coming up:

Dance Til The Police Come / Fundamentals [Hessle Audio] - OUT NOW!

Already mentioned on our blog but it's so good we're going to sing its praises once again. His debut 12" for Hessle is distinctly Peverelist with a unique, almost discombobulating groove but one that is eminently danceable. No one does it quite like him...

Peverelist 'Dance til the Police Come' by Peverelist

Peverelist 'Fundamentals' by Peverelist

Vessel - 'Nylon Sunset' (Peverelist remix) [Left_Blank Records] (Forthcoming)

Going in deep with a crisp, snappy 2 step garage beat that pays homage to the sound from which Dubstep was born, but layering some classic Pev percussion (the cow bell gets instant approval from us here at Surefire HQ) over the top. Strictly for the ravers!

Vessel 'Nylon Sunset' (Peverelist Remix) (Left_Blank Records) by Peverelist

Emptyset feat. Cornelius Harris 'Altogether Lost' (Peverelist mix) [Caravan Records] (Forthcoming)

A more subtle, eerie, almost introspective track, this is set for release on fellow Bristolian and Surefire brethren October's Caravan Recordings.

Emptyset feat. Cornelius Harris 'Altogether Lost' (Peverelist mix) by Peverelist

Sundance - Hessle Audio (Forthcoming)

People have been clamouring for this for quite some time now and it's finally going to see the light of day as part of Hessle Audio's '116 And Rising' compilation album. So fresh there's no sound clips, how about that!

Hessle Audio - 116 & Rising

Hessle Audio have announced the imminent release of a 2xCD, 3x12" compilation album entitled '116 & Rising' on May 16th.

Featuring a disc of gems from the label's enviable back catalogue as well as a disc of fresh material from every artist to have released on Hessle (although Surefire's Addison Groove makes a sneaky appearance too. He gets everywhere he does!) it promises to be a buy on sight release.

01. Elgato – Music (Bodymix)
02. Untold – Cool Story Bro
03. Blawan – Potchla Vee
04. Pearson Sound – Stifle
05. Joe – Twice
06. Randomer – Brunk
07. Pangaea – Run Out
08. Cosmin TRG – Bijoux
09. D1 – Subzero
10. Addison Groove – Fuk Tha 101
11. James Blake – Give A Man A Rod (Second Version)
12. Peverelist – Sun Dance

01. Pangaea – You & I
02. Untold – Test Signal
03. Blawan – Fram
04. James Blake – Buzzard & Kestrel
05. Untold – I Can’t Stop This Feeling
06. Joe – Rut
07. Ramadanman – Blimey
08. TRG – Put You Down
09. Joe – Level Crossing
10. Pangaea – Why
11. TRG – Broken Heart (Martyn’s DCM Remix)
12. Ramadanman – Don’t Change For Me

Check out a brief interview with one third of the Hessle crew, Ben UFO, over at Fact Mag below.

SCB - XLR8R Podcast #193

SCB (aka Scuba) has the honour of being the only artist to have been asked to contribute more than one episode to XLR8R's long running and hugely popular podcast series. For this latest instalment he adopts his SCB persona as he rolls out an impeccable selection that takes in deep, dubby techno, driving house and everything in between.

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01 Recondite "Yield" (Plangent)
02 Sven Wiesemann "Emphasized" (Mojuba)
03 Terence Fixmer "Comedy of Menace" (Electric Deluxe)
04 Braille "Leavin Without You" (Rush Hour)
05 Obsolete Music Technology "Relapse" (Machining Dreams)
06 Unknown "Untitled"
07 John Spring "Drummachines" (Airdrop)
08 Shifted "Untitled" (AVN)
09 Sigha "HF029B1" (Hotflush)
10 Deadbeat "Vampire" (Echochord)
11 SCB "Down Moment" (Ostgut Ton)
12 SCB "Loss" (Aus)
13 Instra:mental "Pyramid" (3024)
14 2 AM FM "Desolate Cities" (Mos Deep)
15 Ness "Ancient Crackle" (Sonata)
16 Patrice Scott "2000 Black" (Sistrum)
17 Mike Denhert "Unknown" (Fachwerk)
18 Jon Convex "Order into Chaos" (3024)
19 Rod "Malmok One" (Klockworks)
20 Sigha "Politics of Dying" (Our Circula Sound)
21 SCB "Overlay" (SCB)
22 Portable "Inside Your Mind" (Karat)

Surefire Agency News: ADDISON GROOVE

With the current wave of Juke showing no sign of abating, one of the pioneers of the sound, Addison Groove, has got a whole host of things in the pipeline for footwork fans to be getting excited about...

OUT NOW! - Work It / Sexual [Swamp 81]

Awwwww yeah! Addison Groove returns to Loefah’s mighty Swamp81 label with his latest 808 infused masterpiece. If you have been anywhere near a nightclub in the past few months you will have no doubt heard these tunes being blazed from the soundsystem so make sure you bag yourself a copy asap, they’re gonna sell like hotcakes...


This Is It / Make Um Bounce [Tectonic] - 24th April

Bristol through and through here as Addison Groove teams up with Pinch’s Tectonic Recordings for a release that’s been championed by anyone worth their salt including Kode9, Skream, Pinch, Loefah, James Zabiela and more. Big bass, unrelenting drums, pure A.G...


It's Got Me / Minutes Of Funk [3024] - 2nd May

Martyn's always on point 3024 have also been quick to snap up some Addison Groove beats, with the tracks on this slice of wax effortlessly combining elements of disco, dubstep, house, garage and juke to add to the constantly evolving sonic pallet of UK Bass music.

ADDISON GROOVE - IT'S GOT ME 3024-012A by 3024world

ADDISON GROOVE - MINUTES OF FUNK 3024-012B by 3024world


Addison Groove has also been flying the flag for Footwork across the globe having recently returned from a hugely successful tour of the USA – Check him out tearing the roof off at SXSW recently....

If that wasn't enough, he has recently started a bi-monthly ‘Juke Box’ residency in London in conjunction with Surefire.Sound with the next date being May 21st.

Keep your eyes peeled, the 808 is coming for ya....!


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Surefire Artist Releases

SCB - Loss / Future Unknown [Aus Music] (Out Now)

The latest release from SCB, Scuba's Techno/House focussed alter ego, has just dropped on Will Saul's impeccable Aus Music label. 'Loss' is an uplifting, emotive slice of vocal tech house that shows a softer side to his production that is rarely seen whilst 'Future Unknown' takes things back into more 'traditional' SCB territory - slick, driving techno crafted with precision and poise.


Hot Flush - Back & 4th LP (Out Now)

Hot Flush's second compilation LP comes 4 years after the first, 'Space and Time'. Much like the first it perfectly demonstrates what the label is all about with the the 2xCD / 3xVinyl package consisting of 9 tracks from its impressive back catalogue as well as 10 brand new cuts from the likes of Sepalcure, Boddika, Roska and more. It's an album that provides a glorious re-living of this pioneering imprint's history whilst simultaneously allowing for a tantalising glimpse into its future. Essential.

BACK AND 4TH - Disc 1 by Hotflush

BACK AND 4TH - Disc 2 by Hotflush


Peverelist - Dance 'Til The Police Come / Fundamentals [Hessle Audio] (Out Now)

It's been a while since Peverelist has committed any new music to wax but he does so here on one of the foremost labels operating within the UK dance music scene, Hessle Audio. 'Dance Til The Police Come' is a full on rave anthem whilst managing to retain the brittle, percussive element that Hessle have become famous for. The flip, 'Fundamentals', is more of a 'traditional' dubstep track with rumbling sub bass and crisp snares that are, as the name suggests, the very fundamentals of the genre.

Peverelist 'Dance til the Police Come' by Peverelist

Peverelist 'Fundamentals' by Peverelist


Appleblim & October - NY Fizzz / Fountains Of Paradise [Schmorgasbord] (Released: 11/04/11)

Launching out of the sizzling melting pot of Bristol music, Schmorgasbord is a project that aims to stand testament to the generic ambiguity that characterises contemporary electronic music. Each release will force together the sonic aesthetics of two artists from different rhythmic disciplines, one being 4/4 (house, techno, disco) and the other being broken beat (dubstep, 2-step, hip hop), to see what happens when they tackle each others music.

This may take the form of a collaboration, as on the first release, or it may manifest in original productions and their ensuing remixes. As the early test results have shown, the underlying concept is as much as you can predict for just what this will bring for the label.

Two adventurous artists in their own right, PLATTER001 sees the first meeting of minds for Appleblim and October, with two wildly different results. ‘NY Fizzzzz’ is a peak-time belter in the truest sense of the word, launching to life with a rigid 4/4 drum machine stomp. Appleblim’s dub tendencies pepper October’s knack for the jack with spacious delays and reverbs before a muted piano hook gets filtered into the mix. Melting away to let the chords shine through, the drop encapsulates the pinnacle of any late night jam; bright, bold and brassy, and irresistibly catchy.

‘Fountains Of Paradise’ trickles in on a bed of rippling FX, guided by haunting, melodic synth flourishes that only vintage gear can conjure up. The rhythm section ticks away faithfully as the distinctly psychedelic tones and drones shape the definitive 21st century dub track. Blissful in its execution, ‘Fountains…’ will stand the test of time as a magically unique slice of delectable ambience.

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