Issue 45 2012

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32 HOUSE / TECHNO EVENT PREVIEW MACHINEDRUM @ THE LIGHT BOX Issue 45 / 2012 ARTIST OF THE MONTH: GRUM Electronic artist Travis Stewart will be mixing old school house breaks with modern sounds on 23d November at The Lightbox, London. The American electronic producer behind Machinedrum, also known as Syndrone, Tstewart, and Neon Black, is also is one half of Sepalcure, with Praveen Sharma, and currently resides in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin. Born in 1982, he was exposed to music since a really young age. His grandfather gave him his first guitar at the age of 6, and his singer/songwriter cousin infected him with a passion for creativity. Then at high school, he started playing with rhythms through a djembe in an African ensemble. It wasn't until 8th grade that he turned into electronic music. He then started the Machinedrum project and released his first record, Now You Know, on Merck Records at the age of 19. Since then, he has collaborated with Tiombe Lockhart,Theophilus London, Jesse Boykins III, Azealia Banks, and Mickey Factz among others. But it was partnering with Praveen Sharma, and becoming Sepalcure, which helped him buid a name. Together they sign with Hotflush records and wrote and performed the song 'Outside The Lines' for Black Swan. Machinedrum has played such venues as the Sydney Opera House, the Nokia Theater in New York City, the Sonar Music Festival '11 and '12 in Barcelona, and SXSW. To hear his live hits: 'SXLND',' DDD',' Late Night Operation' or 'No Respect', go to The Lightbox, 6a South Lambeth Place, London the 23d November and get ready to hear the best of electronic. Real name Samen Kislyy, a self-taught Russian who moved to Portugal aged 13 and started DJing in 2008, began with high quality tech-house and electro. Probably exciting producer to come out of Scotland since the glory days of Mylo in the early 2000s (my god they were good), Graeme Shepherd, AKA Grum, is back this November with some sweet club gigs and a new album on the way (yay!). the most NOVEMBER RELEASES DAVE AJU, GUILLAUME & THE COUTU DUMONTS, JAW Twice Around the Sun (CIRCUS COMPANY) GEORGE FITZGERALD, GERRY READ, GEEEMAN, NY STOMP Child Remixes (AUS MUSIC) BENOIT & SERGIO New Ships EP (VISIONQUEST) CRYSTAL CASTLES (III) (FICTION) ROBERT DIETZ Arkitekt 01 (ARITEKT) HILL, ARI, BASSJACKERS, QUINTINO Surrender (The Remixes) (SPINNIN RECORDS) Grum's debut record Heartbeats, released in 2010, channelled Shepherd's divinely (he's a massive fan of French House and thinks Daft Punk's Discovery is one of the influences ever. Which it is.) and, with its expertly crafted production and delightful greatest electronic albums beats, the soundtrack to many a fabulous night time drive. sensation Heartbeats one of the most solid electronic has Grum is set to return with new record Human released in the past few years and, excitingly, been albums became quite and Touch VERY soon. What's Leeds-residing Scot is playing alongside other extremely legit artists Vitalic and Russ Chimes at Fire on November 3, where you'll no doubt be treated to more, the sweet new tunes. Ooh. some DAN DIAMOND, LUIGI ROCCA, JAN VAN LIER Bounce It On EP (DEFINITIVE RECORDINGS) VARIOUS ARTISTS Some Things (Fall) (LIFE AND DEATH) GEE MOORE/VARIOUS Bora Bora Ibiza 2012 (KINGS OF IBIZA) TOM MIDDLETON Penrose Steps (OVUM RECORDINGS) BEN SOWTON/VARIOUS Best Night Ever (MEERKAT MUSIC LIMITED) TONY HUMPHRIES Zanzibar Classics Volume 2 (AERO US)

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