Wow, what can I say about this guy. Hailing from Berlin as one of few true Berliners, Dixon and his dynamic sounds had the crowd at Mono_cult in the palm of his hand. Track after track of elegant house with a pinch of techno brought the crowd up and down at will. Getting to the front of the crowd at about 4am to see a misty silhouette of Dixon after he had been playing for 6 hours was amazing as he rolled out bomb after bomb until the end. Truely expansive array of tunes, dropped to perfection by a guy which just oozes cool.
Upon my return from Amsterdam with the unique beats and nostalgic memories of the last party still fresh in my mind, I took a journey up to Leeds to see the label kings Brawther of My Love Is Underground and Samuel Deep of Slapfunk getting down in Tristan Da Cunha’s excellent little record shop Waxwerks. With the intimate surroundings, sofas and a few cans of Red Stripe it’s like having some of the best names in the business playing at your house party! Attached to Waxwerks is the equally impressive nightclub, The Garage, which would later be hosting the evergreen club night Back to Basics. However, having seen these guys a couple of times in a row I decided to select another destination for my evening pursuit of good music. If you’re ever in Leeds on a Saturday day, you would be foolish not to check this place out! https://www.facebook.com/Waxwerks
Tomorrow Is Now, Kid! X Slapfunk Records @ Red Light Radio 10-17-2013
For a taste of what was on offer check out this mix by the two labels for Red Light Radio.
Welcome to the HausExplorer’s blog. I’ve meant to kick this off for some time now but in what has been an incredibly busy summer of partying I haven’t had the chance. You may notice that it is now November which is a good enough indication that I may have been partying too much! Having recently attended the Amsterdam Dance Event and managing to avoid the scouse hordes flocking to see Tiesto, I sought out some local talent in Alex Salvador’s label night Tomorrow is Now, Kid! Slapfunk also came to party with Anil Aras and Samuel Deep impressive to say the least, but what was most satisfying about the party was the feeling that you were experiencing the real Amsterdam Dance Event through some of the finest underground house entrepreneurs that the city has to offer. Accompanying them and adding more pedigree to the event were Brawther and Tristan Da Cunha whose new tag-team collaboration as Dungeon Meat added one of the most contempary sounds about. As stated on their soundcloud page, their ‘mission is to slay all the ploddy , medium rare, diluted “fischer price” house music’. This ideology was replicated in the crowd. No plastics, just real house fans with a sound which is defining the real underground house music scene.