New issue 52

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HOUSE / TECHNO 24 Guestlist Recommends: Shadow Child Issue 52 / 2013 Event Review: Simian Mobile + Martyn + John Heckle @XOYO 18/05/2013 Guestlist recommends Shadow Child. If you haven't heard them yet check them out. We were warned to arrive before 10 as all the advance tickets had been sold out, but even that did not prepare us for the messy sweat fest ahead of us – in the best possible sense! Shadow Child has been the name on the tongues of house enthusiasts since last year when he released his debut EP via the legendary Dirtybird. The EP's lead track 'String Thing' has been a fixture of DJ sets the world round, being spun by the likes of Eats Everything and Claude Vonstroke. The UK-based house By 11pm, upstairs was already packed with partygoers singing loudly to house remixes of classic 90s anthems – it might've been early but the resident DJs ensured everyone remained on the dancefloor. However it became clear that everyone was waiting for Simian Mobile Disco's arrival at half 1; by 1:15, downstairs was completely rammed with clubbers full of anticipation. It was DJ and producer is Simon Neale, who has turned a side-project into a rapidly snowballing house phenomenon – you'll be hardpressed to miss the sound of Shadow Child's seductive deep house this summer, whether you're tuning into the airwaves or club-hopping around London or Ibiza. Album of the month: Settle worth the wait – Simian Mobile Disco produced a floor-tearing set which sounded absolutely divine on XOYO's high quality sound system. Despite the inevitable rising temperature, the duo knew exactly how to keep everyone dancing non-stop, proving their many years of experience and expertise as producers and DJs. The definite high point of the set came when they dropped their new release, a collaboration with Bicep, Sacrifice. As the instantly recognisable bassline kicked in, the whole crowd came alive. It was the kind of night that leaves you buzzing right into the next day – both the serious house fans and less experienced clubbers within our group all agreed it was an amazing time. On OUR PLAYLIST... We present you with 4 of the hottest tracks and mixes out right now... Maya Jane Coles Everything Jaymo & Andy George Remember Simian Mobile Disco & Bicep Sacrifice Breach & Midland Somewhere Annie Mac says Settle is the album she can't turn off. Disclosure, aka South London brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, compared Settle to Daft Punk's music "in the sense that it's a vocal album". Howard said: "There aren't many dance albums with full vocals. We don't really know why. You need the vocals to capture your tune and lift it now and again". Released on June 3, the album features the singles which smashed the charts this year - 'Latch', a collaboration with Sam Smith, 'White Noise' featuring Aluna Francis of Alunageorge and 'You & Me' featuring Eliza Doolittle. Settle also sees the boys collaborating with labelmate Jessie Ware again on 'Confess To Me'. Ware first worked with Disclosure when they remixed her single 'Running' in 2012. Jamie Woon, London Grammar and newcomers Ed Mac and Sasha Keable also feature.

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