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Introducing: Tim Tama

On Sunday 3rd September, we host one of our most important Jaded and UK debuts of 2017; perhaps even ranking up there with those of Janice and I Hate Models. Over a strikingly brief space of time, Tim Tama has exploded onto our consciousness with releases on Obscuur, Taro Records, Grounded and Raven Sigh, but that’s just the beginning…

Hi Tim! We are so hyped to be hosting your UK debut at Corsica Studios next Sunday. You’re still something of a mystery to us and we’re sure to many of your followers in London. Could you tell us a little bit about your journey into techno, the first clubs or music events you visited, and your first inspirations artist-wise?

Hi, I’m very excited as well. I started producing techno intensively about 7/8 months ago. I’ve always been busy with making/playing music though. I’ve been playing guitar for about 10 years now, and grew up listening to bands like RHCP, The Arctic Monkeys, and Metallica. Later I started listening to more progressive stuff like Dream Theater, Meshuggah, and Animals as Leaders. The journey into techno was fairly gradual; I started out by listening to softer variants of the genre like deep house and tech house. But, because I listened (and still do) to a lot of metal music, I naturally gravitated towards the more heavy and dark side of techno music.

Other than (progressive) metal and heavier techno, I also listen to a lot of hip-hop/trap music. Artists like Travis Scott, one of my favourite rappers, really inspire me in terms of the ambience one can create within a track. My favourite Dutch hip-hop group is De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig, I’ve been a fan since they released their first single called ‘Watskeburt?!’ in 2005. They are worth looking up, even if you don’t understand Dutch.

My favourite music events I have visited so far were the 2nd and 3rd edition of Katharsis, organised by Reaktor. Everything about those events just made sense to me: the visuals, the music, the venue, and the people.

You’re releasing on so many of our favourite labels right now. Was the process of handing over your tracks to an exterior force daunting at first?

I wouldn’t say daunting. I found it very exciting actually. But, the deadlines and the time it takes to actually release something on a label is a reason for me to release the music I make myself. I just don’t like being dependent on other people’s schedules haha.

You’re a prolific music maker, embracing so many different themes within your work… The Skin EP and Still Waters Run Deep to us, are the most evocative and emotional so far. Is this why you chose to release them independently..?

Thanks for the compliment. The reason for releasing them independently is pretty much explained in my previous answer. I just like to do everything myself, from mastering to the artwork haha.

To avid followers of Jaelos’s channel, you and your tracks appear to be something of a muse. How did you start collaborating and who comes up with the themes for the videos?

If I recall correctly, I sent Jaelos some tracks a long time ago. He posted them on his Youtube channel, and he’s been keeping an eye out for my tracks and posting them if he likes them ever since. The videos and themes are created by Jaelos himself entirely. I send him my music, and I guess some tracks invoke ideas for videos. I really enjoy them, as they add something extra to the music. So far, this collaboration has been quite fruitful.

Who should we look out for on your local scene?

One artist in particular that I think is very innovative and original is Sensive. You should check out his EP ‘Vacuum:void’. The grooves and percussion on his tracks are really nice. Would be nice to see him on a Jaded line-up.

Final question – what do you have in store for the Children Of Jaded this Sunday?

Expect a set with some variation. I like to alternate between heavy, fast, groovy, dark, and light.

He certainly does! Catch Tim’s set from 9am on Sunday 3rd September. Chris Stanford will be closing with the Sprungnacht crew taking over room 2. Get on the guest list here or grab early £10 tickets here .

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Jaded x Prodigal Son Competition

The August Bank Holiday is almost upon us, hosting an apocalyptic session of UK techno has become a tradition for the long weekend, when the Children of Jaded can unleash with no fear of Monday…

On Sunday 27th, we’re celebrating the release of Prodigal Son 003 ‘A Sorry State Of Affairs’ with special guest He/aT, label owner Chris Stanford, Stephanie Sykes, and our Raymundo Rodriguez who’ll have endless birthday bangers at the ready.  Over in room 2, the Off Topic crew bring their biggest line up thus far: Julez Wyl, Dare & Haste, Blap, Innercystem and Krash.

prodigal competition

To win tickets to the party for you and a friend, plus a vinyl copy of Prodigal Son 003 each, post a reply in this thread, tagging the person you’re bringing as your +1. Our winners will be announced Friday morning via the Jaded Page.

Tickets are £12 here and Guest list is also £12 here . Here’s the title track from the EP to tide you over until Sunday’s techno apocalypse…

Update: The competition has now closed. Thanks to everyone for getting involved and congrats to our winners Heidi and James. More competitions coming up!

 

Sticky times ahead…

It’s with waves of love and sheer excitement that we welcome almost the entire Sticky Ground crew on Sunday 15th October with sets from Tomas Kunkel, Klankman, FLmm, Empyrean, Küetzal, Curled and Sancta Sanctorum. Off Topic will take over room 2, so there will be all kinds of techno to keep our axes aloft until 3pm.

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Grab early £5 tickets here .

Dance Off: Covariance vs Meat Free

This Sunday’s Jaded Room 2 is looking mighty. Manchester party starters – Meat Free (the all-girl team behind the legendary Blueprint 20 Years session & more), will join forces with Covariance. This is the first date of a new residency for Covariance’s Emily Ono and Moniker. Fresh from Moniker’s huge release on Unconditional Music, they are kicking off their new era on a high; inviting their rave buddies Blasha & Allatt for an all-day session.

So what can will the Jaded children be dancing to..? We asked the girls and Tim to share some of their top tunes.

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Blasha & Allatt

Aux 88 – Direct Drive. Our favourite Aux 88 track! Twenty-one years old and still one of THE baddest basslines.

Alden Tyrell – Acid 7. Super simple, down to the point acid banger! Always gets the dance floor moving, no matter what time of day or night.

Madonna 303 – Help Me Do Good!  Exceptionally fast paced 303 track, with a perfect vocal that always injects a bit of life into the party.

Stephen Brown – Medusa (Original Mix).  Incredible vocal. Always does the job. Don Williams remix is also outstanding.

James Ruskin – Work (Steve Rachmad Mix) The ultimate track to rescue a dance floor. From the second the bells start to creep in, it’s pure fiyahhh!

 

Emily Ono & Moniker

Premiesku ‘Gajey’. This one never leaves the bag! – a self indulgent sexy cut which always commands a good response…

Steve Murphy & Gene Hunt ‘Relaxed Groove’. A very special track for us, been playing this for a long time. It perfectly combines all the elements we love, a raw, yet soulful & deep track which never disappoints!


Kris Wadsworth ‘Lime & Pink’. Killer track, all about the switch up and the Marvin Gaye sample! The baseline works so well in Room 2 (particularly with the new subs!), a definite favourite…


Freund der Familie – ‘Hydra’. A filthy little rumbler, again this one perfectly compliments the system in room 2… Heavy gritty bassline!

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Dj Slip ‘Sketches vol 1’. This track needs little introduction, definitely one of our Jaded favourites… A cheeky mid 90’s techno work out!! A hidden gem on all accounts, Dj Slip at his absolute finest!

Covariance vs Meat Free at Jaded this Sunday. Doors open 5am and we’ll be running through until at least 3pm. In room 1, Tommy Four Seven & VSK will headline alongside Raymundo Rodriguez and Chris Stanford. Last £15 release tickets here or put your name on the guestlist.

Watch the Jaded Summer Party preview:

 

Taking Over: South London Analogue Material

This Sunday May 1st, S.L.A.M. will take over Jaded. We grabbed a pre-apocalyptic 5 mins with local heroes, Ansome and Ossian…

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Hi Ansome and Ossian! Thanks for letting us host the second invasion of S.L.A.M. at the South London techno temple that is Corsica Studios. Tell us about your ties to South London.

Ansome & Ossian – Thanks for having us, it’s a pleasure to return to Jaded. There have been so many great techno events at Corsica this year, it’s great to be involved and we hope each S.L.A.M. take over brings something new and is better than the last.

We met studying at London South Bank and both lived in Brixton so we’ve had the last 3 years here. It’s easy to spend a lot of time in Brixton, good food, skateparks, basketball courts, nice parks and it’s got a community vibe that a lot of places in London don’t have … and now thanks to the Container records a good record shop close by, go check it out if you’re in the area.

We’re all familiar with the inimitable sound of S.L.A.M., but it would be great to know more about its origins. How did you two come together working and forming the label? Can you name some of your strongest influences and inspirations?

Ansome – I started the label with Catch as we wanted to put out some heavy records that didn’t have at home at the time.

Ossian – Kieran is the one that got me listening to techno and I wanted to get involved in a label so I offered to help with S.L.A.M. just after the 1st release.

Ansome – As we studied at uni together and like similar music it was a logical choice and works very well and Catch ended up moving to Berlin. I’m also quite busy atm giging and being lazy so Ossian really keeps stuff running. So many influences it’s difficult to name drop but we just wanted to push the limits with the harder sound of techno and open up the idea of putting out some really crazy shit.

Ossian – Yea we are both pretty chilled and don’t take things too seriously so it’s a very straightforward dynamic, which is great most of the time except when you need to get shit done, but that is something we are getting better at (maybe).

From the start we both wanted to make sure that every aspect is as good as it can be, that the music standard never drops and that the look of label and the quality of the merch is always the best. So in terms of label inspirations anyone that has been doing that for a long time, techno or not, we have a lot of respect for. But we want to keep doing things our own way, we have loads of releases lined up now so very exited to see how the label grows.

Who makes the apocalyptic sleeve art?

Ansome – We basically just steal some really cool images and I’ll mess with them on photoshop. We let the artists choose what they want. It’s probably not okay to do this but as its vinyl only limited press it seems to not attract much attention, yet.

Ossian – Choose what they want to a certain degree, it’s definitely a collaboration between us an the artists, most of the time they get the aesthetics of the label but we have had a few funny ones we’ve had to say no to.

We’re pretty excited that you’ll finally be playing live on stage together at Jaded. Ossian, what’s the balance between what’s planned and improvised when you’re on stage?

Ossian – It’s all improvised, imagine a live improv jazz duo except not as cool, and neither of us can play an instrument. When we first started out we tried a few times to pre plan bits but it never works out happening like you plan it and you end being a bit disappointed. Also with gear constantly changing we just decide before the gig who is going to focus on what an we have the freedom to switch around during the performance, so we don’t practice the set together we just turn up and do it, for me it works out much better when your not thinking about how you should be doing it and let the unconscious do its thing. Some bits might be a bit pants but then when it all comes together it’s better, thats the fun about it being live and we have a similar philosophy to live performance so it works well.

Kieran, tell us a bit more about the live set you developed with DeFeKT after unexpectedly sharing his gear and the stage last time at Jaded?

Ansome – no idea how this happened but we just started playing together and it really works. But make such different music but perform in a similar style so it just seemed to click. Also both being solo performers it’s a breath of fresh air having some one to share the load. Allows for me time to get creative. So yeah the last Jaded I just returned from a 2 day bender in Budapest and found out my flat had been flooded, most of my gear was underwater apart from my drum machines in my waterproof Pelli case floating on the surface, defekt came to the rescue with his modular and we jammed it out together.

Ossian – ‘Breath of fresh air’ … haha really gay!

Final question – do you have a warning for the children of Jaded ahead of Sunday?

Ansome & Ossian – No warning as such but it’s shaping up to be a Jaded not to miss. Our pals PLS UK are going to be giving it some in room 2. Very exited to have Keepsakes this side of the equator so soon after the release, which is doing well so thanks for the support and Myler’s sets always do damage. Corsica Studios is going to get a good pounding and if the techno gets you horny remember to practice safe sex … preferably with a Perc Trax condom!

Thanks you two, see you for breakfast. Jaded children, brace yourselves!

Ansome and Ossian will play live and dj sets this Sunday alongside Myler and Keepsakes with almost the entire Pls.UK crew taking over room 2: Harbot, Hono, Anthro live, Danilo Incorvaia, Curled and Küetzal.

Check out the full timetable. Get tickets or add your name to the cheaplist.

Taking over: First Floor

This Sunday marks the return of First Floor to Jaded. A mental first year has seen the Brighton collective bring the debuts of Palms Trax, Anthony Parasole, Ed Davenport, Tin Man, XDB, Ryan Elliott, Lakuti, ItaloJohnson and Reflec to an emerging scene centred around new art deco hotspot, Patterns. Ahead of their room 2 takeover at Corsica Studios, we asked founders James Dodd & Charles Green to select the tracks that define their sound.

 

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Plastikman – Elektrostatik
A classic, yet often overlooked record released by Richie Hawtin on his own Plus 8 label in the early 90’s. One highlight of our August Freerotation special was XDB spinning this track just as the party was getting going, and the dancers responding with nothing but love.
Mark Flash – Dark Symphony
Another classic out of Detroit, this time from UR. A truly epic moment from our party with Ryan Elliot in October; him mixing this out of a Carl Craig remix of Rhythm and Sound, crowd going mental, can’t go wrong.

 

Rrose – The Stare
Simian Mobile Disco coming down on our 1st Birthday and laying down one of the hardest sets we’ve ever heard was fantastic, and this monster from Rrose on Stroboscopic Artefacts was a defining moment of the night.

Vril – CTO
Giegling is one of our favorite labels at the moment, everything they seem to touch turns to gold. While they put out their fair share of club orientated killers, its important to remember that it’s not always about the dance-floor, and this beautiful track from Vril is testament to their ability to release unbelievable music.

Cleric – Pattern One (Original Mix)
Cleric is a firm favourite of ours at First Floor, and generally there won’t be a set that goes by in which we don’t play at least one of his tracks. ‘Pattern One’ is a shining example of his ability to create dance floor destroying rollers with seemingly boundless energy using little more than a drum pattern and a synth with some effects.

Function – Untitled
There’s not much to be said about Function other than the fact that he is without a doubt one of the best techno producers of the past two decades. Whatever he does, weather its his solo production, or a collaborative effort with Regis as Sandwell District, is always top quality, and ‘Untitled’ is no exception to the rule. Catch him playing an extended set for us at Patterns in Brighton on Friday the 25th of March!

Tin Man – No New Violence
Tin Man performed one of the best live sets we have ever seen when he played for us along side Anthony Parasole and Ed Davenport last June, so we were more than happy to invite him back to perform live again, this time along side Simian Mobile Disco, for our birthday event in February. Ending his set with the captivating 303 line from ‘No New Violence’ is a moment we’re never going to forget.

First Floor will take over room 2 from 6am – 3pm this Sunday. You’ll find Sleeparchive playing live in room 1, backed by the forces of Rodriguez & Stanford. Get on the list and check out the full timetable here.