August 16, 2011
August 15, 2011
This is a video from the first organised hip hop event in the UK. The graffiti side was represented by the Chrome Angelz. Rock City, London All-Stars, Live To Break, Look Twice, The B-Boys, Breakazoids and others were on the b-boy tip and Imperial Mixers were providing the music.
Thanks to Nick Dart.
August 14, 2011
Main Stem are a small group of music fiends comprising of Rob.J, Ben Shenton, Tim Silver and James Flanagen based out of Stafford and Birmingham. Some of their work can be found here and here for Project Club and Deadstock 33s. They have a new album coming soon which we’ll give more info on when the time is right but until then here is the perfect soundtrack to a Sunday.
August 11, 2011
We’ve been working on a new version of the website (well updating it all) which has meant uploading a ton of posts and sorting bits and bobs out hence it all going a bit slow round here. We have set up a Facebook page which you can find here – which myself and Dr Rob will be overseeing so feel free to go and post anything of a balearic nature and ask about tracks or whatever if you ever need to find stuff out.
V2 of Test Pressing should enable us to do podcasts on iTunes and make stuff easy to find instead of this old school format we are running with right now so that’ll be nice. We are also working on other bits and bobs and hopefully we’ll get some more new stuff together soon (vague). Anyway, glad to see everyone is getting more mellow across the UK and we’ll be back soon with mixes from Main Stem, more pieces from Dr Rob and a clean site. Enjoy now.
August 4, 2011
I read the other day that Prince went into Sounds Of The Universe to buy a few DVD’s in his lunch break (true that) and there probably isn’t a better record store in London for him to visit. Nicole from the shop, who served him, said ‘I was a bit shocked. I thought he might be a lookalike and when he came towards me I saw it was Prince. He was very low key, just with another guy. He bought four DVDs, including The Gospel according to Al Green, Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, and the night James Brown played Boston. They are quite hard to get in London. He didn’t really say much, he just wanted some concert CDs. He was just wearing black, very polite, looked nice, said please and thank you, I was just very pleased to see him.’
See, how sweet is that? Anyway, Soul Jazz, the label of the shop, have a new compilation out called ‘Invasion Of The Mysterons’ which is a collection of version excursions in a modern stylee accompanied by a comic by Paolo Parisi. Its compiled by Stuart from the label and The Bug – both people that know their onions – and you can see the track listing above. All we need now is that Heatwave back again.
Bit of an iFeel round up here. So out now (I think) is the second IFeel Studio 12. You know the coup on this one if you are reading this. Its lovely music from across the water. Apparently an album is in the pipeline so we look forward to hearing more on that front.
Also in IFeel news, together with Gatto Fritto and his Fritto Morto label, they are working on a joint release and first up is Gonna with a track called ‘ACDise #2′. All four tracks are belters. The main track is a hypnotic one that builds and builds, then there is another version from Swedish techno crew Skudge, a remix from Gatto Fritto himself and finally a lovely ambient track ‘Turn to Light’. It’s out September the 12th.
Finally there is another one of their super limited runs going by the ace name of Adventure Party. It’s fun time on the dancefloor and we love it. Keep your eyes peeled as I think its going to come and go pretty quickly. It’s out on the 22 August – 120 Hand Stamped Whites and then 30 special White Vinyl with lazer etching through LN-CC.
Test Pressing information service over and out.