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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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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.

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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.

Taking over: Pls.UK

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This Sunday, the Jaded children will be treated to label showcase of seismic power. We caught up with label co-owner Mino Murri to find out more about the rise of Pls.UK and the draw of living and creating techno in London…

 

Hi Mino! Thanks for taking time out to chat to us ahead of your Pls.UK invasion of Jaded this Sunday. Can you introduce the posse who will be taking over Corsica Studios room 2? in your own words, can you define the sound of the label?
First of all, thanks to you for inviting us to one of the best parties in London! The whole posse is coming –RVDE, Hono, Curdled, and Mistico. We have some great releases lined up this year so getting the chance to play all together is going to be something great! We have created a strong bond over the last few months and I am grateful for the music that brought us all together. Our sound is raw and aggressive –like a punch to the ears. Working with great people produces great artists. Our label embodies this completely.

 

Ansome and Ossian were the artists on PLS UK 001 and of course Ayarcana, Ontal and Ingen feature on 002. Is there a story behind the label’s inception you can share with us?
The reason for choosing artists like Ossian, Ayarcana, Ontal, and Ingen is, firstly, the energy they project into their tracks. When Alessio Sologno and I opened the label we had an idea of what kind of sounds we wanted to promote through the label. We both try to find the right synergy between the music which emerged from the 90’s rave sub-culture and the merciless pounding of pure techno. This is the music that we dance to today –whilst maintaining some distance from the Berlin techno, it’s as if we are bringing back the past and creating a new present all at the same time. We are living during an impressionable moment for techno and I hope that PLS.UK can make a lasting mark on the scene for generations to come.

 

How do you feel about the scene in the UK in general right now? What excites and inspires you about working in London?
For me, the UK scene is in its prime right now! This nation is finally taking over all the space and coverage it deserves. It’s just my point of view of course, but I think it’s impossible not to dance to any given track released here in this moment! My music along with PLS. UK releases are absolutely chaotic, and I think this is a reflection of the lifestyle in London. I always find myself rushing and pacing from one place to the next, so I like for the music to do the same thing. In this way, London can also be an inspiring place for making music! Everywhere that I go I hear or see something that makes me want to go back home and make a new track. I am also grateful to English people for understanding and supporting the effort put into my projects. I get treated like an artist here, but believe me where I come from everything is totally different. If you make music over there, it’s the equivalent to making nothing. It’s an unfortunate reality that some people view it this way, but I am only appreciative to be able to live this moment in a city that loves and supports the music!

 

This Sunday, you’re playing live as part of Harbot, tell us about what to expect from your set.
Yeah, Harbot will be myself and Alessio Sologno, co-owner of the label. As always, when we play as Harbot, we can only expect to demolish the place! We also hope that the crowd will reciprocate what we feel and enjoy what we do. So far Harbot has played just once in Milan for MX LAB and I can guarantee that the result was beyond what we expected!

 

What can we expect from Pls.UK 003?
003 will be an EP from Harbot that we’ve been working on for 1 year now. We also have some really interesting stuff in collaboration with guys like Ingen, Keepsakes, Anthro, and a few others who I won’t mention yet as I’d like to keep you guys on the edge of your seats. Believe me, it’s worth the anticipation!

 

Finally do you have a warning for the children of Jaded ahead of Sunday?
All I can really say is that it will be a mess! The walls might crack, floors could disintegrate, and you may probably forget who you are for a moment, but I hope in the end you’ll remember how thankful I am for anyone who makes it out this Saturday!

 

Thanks Mino, we’re looking forward to a proper breakfast dance off with you, Alessio and the crew!

 

Pls.UK are taking over Jaded’s room 2 from 6am this Sunday morning. Doors open at 5am, and you can read the full timetable for both rooms (Flug to headline room 1) and get on the cheap list here.

Dax J: Tracks That Shaped My Path

This Sunday, Jaded celebrates the release of EarToGround 015 ‘Descendants Of Sinners’, Dax J’s long-awaited EP. He’ll be playing a 3 hour finale in Room 1 after ETG cohort Gareth Wild. Dax’s background in Jungle & Drum & Bass is something he’s already addressed with Stray Landings. We asked him to delve a little deeper and select some of the tracks that shaped his path. Over to Dax…

Goldie terminator (1992)

Some of the 1st DnB and Hardcore tracks I ever heard were from Golide. It’s hard for me to pick a favourite Goldie track as he has made so many classics which I love, but this is definitely up there. Terminator, revolutionary pitch shifting drum patterns, killer samples from the classic T2 film and pads that come from another galaxy. During my pirate radio days, a DJ called Mr T introduced me to this, back at his flat one night after my show. I still can vividly remember that moment staring at the vinyl spinning, listening to it for the 1st time.

Garden of Eden – Garden of Eden (Serpent Mix) (1988)

Discovered this some 20 years after it was originally released in 1988, but loved it instantly all the same. Solidified my love for Acid! So simple, yet impossible to replicate. A few years ago, I even tracked down the person who made it, a guy called Mark. I managed get his number and speak with him on the phone about the track, I wanted to know more about it, and where the vocals and pads had come from! He told me he had been completely out of the scene for a long time, but he was helpful and happily suprised when I told him that acid was still being played in the clubs!

Devil Fish Man Alive (2000)

Rave anthem. Whenever I hear this track I think of Carl Cox. The 1st Techno DJ I saw to completely rip apart a club. The track samples the classic “Good Life” riff, and comes complete with amen breaks chucked on top. Raw drum patters, 140 bpm, the track has so much energy. Doesn’t really get much better, just unbeatable. Been playing this constantly for years now.

Here’s the big man himself dropping it 15 years ago at Love Parade 2000 Berlin. A truly epic video, seeing this track played at the Victory Column to thousands and thousands of people still blows my mind.


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Prodigy – Your love (1991)

UK dance culture innovators! Everything from the Prodigy up to their “Fat of The Land” album was just incredible. And growing up constantly hearing their tracks coming out of my sisters room, at school discos, and over the national radio in the UK through the 90’s definitely helped to ignite my love and passion for rave music even before I knew what it was. I played this at Glastonbury Festival last month and it tore the roof off!

Kevin Reece Saunderson – Just Want Another Chance (1988)

A 1988 classic from Saunderson which helped in the creation of the whole Jungle and Drum n Bass scenes, the classic “Reece” bassline stems from this track which was sampled and re-made into countless Jungle and Drum n Bass tunes. Truly visionary and futuristic. Ironically I discovered it years after I heard all those Jungle tracks that had sampled it! But that just made it even more special when I did.

Marcus Intalex & ST Files – How You Make Me Feel (1999)

I had this on a tape recorded off Kool FM from way back. Everything about it is just perfection, the pads the vocal, the bass. Noises from tracks like these still inspire me today in the music that I write. I used to listen to this at a time when I was just a young teen at school, and when the most important activities of the day were hanging out, getting stoned and listening to tapes. Great memories!

This will be Dax J’s last Corsica Studios appearance until December 2015. So beware Jaded transgressors, his set this Sunday should not to be missed.

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