Abandon Magaluf 2014 DJ Competition

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Are you a budding DJ? Do you know your Justice from your Jackmaster? Fancy the chance to play at some of best parties under the sun!? If so then get involved with our Abandon Magaluf DJ competition! We’ll be giving 1 lucky winner the opportunity to be treated like DJ royalty; including free flights out to Magaluf, a full 8-day Abandon Magaluf package covered on us, and spinning on the wheels of steel at some of the best parties of this summer. Get the crowds moving at Mallorca Rocks and our epic boat party, plus living it up on a once in a lifetime holiday.

If you think you have what it takes to bring the party vibes to Magaluf then simply upload a 30 minute mix to your Mixcloud page with the tag “Abandon Magaluf DJ Competition”

How to enter

  • Upload a mix of no more than 30 minutes to Mixcloud
  • Title your mix ‘Abandon Magaluf DJ Competition – Your Name’
  • Tag the mix: “Abandon Magaluf DJ Competition“. If you fail to tag the mix correctly, your entry may be missed.
  • Include an accurate tracklist
  • Use the cover art provided here.

 

Tribe Ibiza 2014 DJ Competition

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Are you a budding DJ? Do you know your Justice from your Jackmaster? Fancy the chance to play at some of the worlds greatest clubs!? If so then get involved with our Tribe Ibiza DJ competition! We’ll be giving 1 lucky winner the opportunity to be treated like DJ royalty; including free flights out to Ibiza, a full 5-day Tribe Ibiza package covered on us, and spinning on the wheels of steel at some of the world’s greatest clubs. Sorry, forgot to mention you’ll be warming up the crowd for top international artists along the way, plus living it up on a once in a lifetime holiday.

If you think you have what it takes to bring the party vibes to The White Isle then simply upload a 30-minute mix to your Mixcloud page with the tag ‘Tribe Ibiza DJ Competition’.

 How to enter

  • Upload a mix of no more than 30 minutes to Mixcloud
  • Title your mix ‘Tribe Ibiza 2014 DJ Competition – Your Name’
  • Tag the mix: “Tribe Ibiza 2014 DJ Competition“. If you fail to tag the mix correctly, your entry may be missed.
  • Include an accurate tracklist
  • Use the cover art provided here.

Milk&Sugar at London Coffee Festival

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This April 3-6 at The Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, we partnered with Milk & Sugar, Evoni Design and Pioneer DJ to bring you our very own DJ parlour where you can sit back and enjoy live beats from a daily DJ crew, demos from the latest Pioneer kit and get your hands on Evoni Design’s knowingly cool DJ desks.

DJ crews have been carefully curated to suit the mood and time of day at the festival. Inspire your ears and discover new music from:

 

DJsTim ParkerK15.
Beats: to ease into the afternoon… hip hop, instrumental beats and chilled out downtempo.
Who they are: DJ crew that delivers laid back grooves and soulful sounds.
When: Thursday 3rd April: 1-3pm.

Beats: to make your feet move… Golden RnB, Oldskool hip hop, garage and electronic.
Who they are: Beatnik is a Creative, Label and Artist Development Company. A collective of passionate people who believe in supporting great music.
When: Friday 4th April: 5-8pm.

DJsRichard FoeP.DThomas Treasure, Party Carter.
Beats: to find your groove to… Boogie Funk, Afro Disco and 80′s Electro and House.
Who they are: Like minded LDN based DJs who play B2B vinyl only, focusing on sounds from the early 80′s to late 90′s. When: Saturday 5th April: 4-7pm.

DJs: Jack Boen, Chesslo Junior, Alphabets Heaven, Charo.
Beats: to kick back to on Sunday afternoon…mixed bag, genre-blending.
Who they are: WotNot are a new music venture, with a focus on creativity, the creative process and exploring innovative new music.
When: Sunday 6th April: 1-4pm.
Keep an eye on this space, the sets will be recorded and published on Evoni Design’s Mixcloud profile later on.
Peace out.

A Tribute To… John Coltrane

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John William Coltrane, also known as “Trane” (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967), was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and was later at the forefront of free jazz. He organized at least fifty recording sessions as a leader during his career, and appeared as a sideman on many other albums, notably with trumpeter Miles Davis and pianist Thelonious Monk.

As his career progressed, Coltrane and his music took on an increasingly spiritual dimension. His second wife was pianist Alice Coltrane and their son Ravi Coltrane is also a saxophonist. Coltrane influenced innumerable musicians, and remains one of the most significant saxophonists in jazz history. He received many posthumous awards and recognitions, including canonization by the African Orthodox Church as Saint John William Coltrane and a special Pullitzer Price in 2007.

John Coltrane recorded for several record labels…here’s a few :

Prestige and Blue Note Records :

* Coltrane (debut solo LP) (1957)

*Blue Train (1957)

*John Coltrane with the Red Garland Trio (1958)

*Soultrane (1958)

Atlantic Records :

* Giant Steps (first album entirely of Coltrane compositions) (1960)

*Coltrane Jazz (first appearance by McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones) (1961)

*My Favorite Things (1961)

*Olé Coltrane (features Eric Dolphy, compositions by Coltrane and Tyner) (1961)

Impulse! Records :

*Africa/Brass (brass arranged by Tyner and Dolphy) (1961)

Live! At The Village Vanguard (features Dolphy, first appearance by Jimmy Garrison) (1962)

*Coltrane (first album to solely feature the “classic quartet”) (1962)

*John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963)

*Impressions (1963)

*Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1964)

*Live At Birdland (1964)

*A Love Supreme (1965)

*New Thing At Newport (live with Archie Shepp) (1966)

And here are some tribute cloudcasts to the master and his music…

24 Hours of Vinyl

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Mixcloud are pleased to announce our involvement with 24 Hours of Vinyl!

Next Event: 24 Hours Of Vinyl #10 – PARIS April 26 & 27th
Live on www.24hoursofvinyl.com

As a bunch of self confessed vinyl junkies, we couldn’t be happier to support the day long non-profit event with a crowd of awesome DJs relaying vinyl only records. The event started out in 2011 by the folks over at Music is My Sanctuary, with the event moving from city to city and also being broadcast online for those who can’t make it in person.

So far, the likes of Kid Koala, Jacques Greene, Rahaan, Amir, Moonstarr, Eddie C, Lexis, Ohmega Watts, Poirier and more have lent a hand to muck in, to work towards the common goal of sharing and discovering awesome music.

Don’t just take our word for it, check out their demo reel…

 

 

Bridging the Gap

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Bridging the Gap are a music and design collective co-founded by Claudio Lillo and  Ross Gunter. BTG throws free bi-monthly parties at The Alibi in East London (the next being Friday 4th April with Throwing Shade), and drop the occasional piece on their shop.

BTG050 – BTGMX Print is a Mixcloud commissioned print to hang in their offices and features artwork from the BTG mix series. After posting on instagram the response seemed too good to not print just one of these, so a limited number are now available through the BTG shop.

An 8 colour Giclée art print on 300gsm 100% acid-free bright white fine art rag paper the prints are individually numbered and signed by the designer.

For more info about BGT, visit: