REMIX ARTIST – MAGNUSS MAGNUSSON
(COMING SOON ON PRINCIPAL)
Hailing from North of the Faroe Islands and residing just South of Tottenham, Magnuss makes it his business to keep a clean house, a tidy house, a warm house. Relatively unknown on these shores, he is a local hero having mythically circulated his hand-pressed productions in Reykjavik on yacksblood vinyl.
‘I like to make my music with a sense of calm urgency. I like using poly-rhythmic loops that can be heard in more than one way, that disorientate you and create something that isn’t your obvious boom-boom-clap-trap’n’snap. I also enjoy to arm wrestle.’Right now his passion for spliced vocals and hand-claps is surpassed only by his passion for victory.
REMIX ARTIST – SQUAREHEAD (5ANDSEVEN)
Squarehead 19 year old Oliver Ledger has had an exceptional past couple of years, achieving more than most producers do in a lifetime, with releases on Manucci’s Mistress, 5andSeven and Wolf Music… as well as forthcoming releases on Principal and Waze & Odyssey Street tracks. Even with a prolific string of releases, the quality has remained consistently high, and he’s only getting started.
REMIX ARTIST – MEDLAR (WOLF MUSIC)
2011 Was a fantastic year for Ned Peglar. His original productions under both his Klic and Medlar monikers gained support from a diverse selection of taste-makers including 2562, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Jackmaster, Addison Groove, 6th Borough Project, Space Dimension Controller and Jimpster – as well as airplay through Radio 1, 6Music and Rinse FM – and the Hit and hope imprint which he co runs forged an identity as a purveyor of quality underground electronic music, regardless of genres and trends.
Medlar appeared for the first time in June 2011 with ‘Terrell’ immediately cementing his place as a producer within the record boxes of many of the major players in the deep house scene. In 2012 he continued to release original material exclusively through Wolf Music Recordings, and his demand as a remixer is already apparent, with reworks for Foto, Kolour, 4th Wave & Join the Dots.
His work under Klic continues to explore the territories between house, disco, garage, techno and upfront UK sounds. This eclecticism is reflected in his DJ sets, which while rooted in mid tempo club music, take in anything from experimental hip hop and boogie, to UK garage and Detroit techno – drawing from the archive that is the last 20+ years of music to play alongside current and unreleased material from his contemporaries as well as the burgeoning hit and Hope imprint, which he co-runs.
S & M (SWAINGER & MONKZ) FEAT DNAE
SCOTT ‘THATMANMONKZ’ MONCRIEFF
Scott ‘thatmanmonkz’ Moncrieff is a much-hyped DJ/Producer who has shared the decks with heavyweights Carl Craig, Grandmaster Flash, Phil Asher, Recloose and Roots Manuva among others. Sharing a flat with Arctic Monkeys and M.I.A producer Ross Orton led to a crash course in production techniques and analogue synths, which inspired him to join forces with Toddla T (Radio 1) to form Small Arms Fiya.
Small Arms Fiya created numerous releases and remixes over their 3 year collaboration which included Jersey Street, Nubian Minds, Roots Manuva, Domu, Mark Rae, The Elektrons and Lo Tek Hi Fi. Their debut EP with Pete Simpson, and follow up with Ayah Marar was received with impressive acclaim from Benji B, Ross Allen and more. Small Arms Fiya re-launched in 2011 after a hiatus which ‘monkz used to experiment with new musical directions. Since then he has been busy producing, arranging, remixing and DJing – headlining Sheffield’s infamous Kabal Warehouse Party, Cargo, and playing alongside Fatlip from The Pharcyde, Hackman, and Martelo.
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Danimal is a Wigan pure breed, dragged up on a diet of Northern Soul and Warp records. Danimal followed his nose to (then Warp mecca) Sheffield where he immediately became immersed in the belly of the underground. During his lengthy and chaotic 4 year DJ residency at the notorious drinking hole DULO, he met Scott Monkz, and over their shared love of soul, bleeps, hardware and booze a friendship was formed that reached the natural conclusion of studio time. Danimal had previously made his mark on the Edit ‘scene’ mixing his obscure disco with modern hardware to create his distinctive take on the genre.
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