XXXY vs Ike Release
Vinyl and digital now available:
“Infrasonics team up XXXY and Ike Release again following the slick moves of last years split. Man-of-the-moment XXXY jams on a jukin’ House jack with ‘Body Movin’, riding tight, punchy Toms and crisp claps to sweatin’ effect, while ‘Swing Those Hips’ runs back to sexier mid-‘90s Garage flavours for a reet slinky squirmer. Dropping the energy levels, but amping the atmospheric vibes, Ike Release settles into the more fluid, rolling groove contours of ’Don’t Know’ flushed with lovely, warm pads and elegantly swirling vocal samples, before slipping down a notch for the convective chords and languid 808 push of ‘Outrun’ – a good look for fans of George Fitzgerald or Joy Orbison’s more melancholy moments.”
There’s also a VIP mix of Body Movin avaulable from XXXY’s Soundcloud
Check clips of the new xxxy vs Ike Release due to drop 22/08 on the infra12004 release page.
This Sat 13th August:
Arne Weinberg (live)
16 Hertz & Johnny Oakley (live)
MB & CB
Details over at RA.
Interview and very astute review with the NYC Dubspot crew.
Available at the usual suspects:
“Although he’s not been too visible of late, Spatial’s body of work collected on here shows that he still stands out from a crowded nexus of garage futurisms. It features all four of his 10”s, spanning 2008-2010 and 13 tracks between them. There’s a very good reason why everyone from the academic likes of Alva Noto to London’s road-running Wifey crew praise his sound. If you don’t know, this is the best place to get acquainted (well, wax would be preferable but they’ve all gone, innit!). Highly recommended! Play loud!"
Don’t forget to check the recent URB mix featuring a load of unreleased material.
Packed with lots of freshness and dubs, check the new Hyponik mix by spatial
Anyone else love that Ike Release track as much as we do? Huge!
spatial will be playing at the Bunker for Unsound NYC on 8th April. Here’s a list of some other reprobates:
Kode9 (Hyperdub | UK)
Appleblim (Skull Disco, Apple Pips | UK)
Badawi (The Index, The Agriculture | Brooklyn) LIVE
Lone (Werk Discs, Magic Wire | UK) LIVE
Spatial (Infrasonics | UK) LIVE/DJ
Sepalcure (Hotflush | Brooklyn) LIVE
Dorian Concept (Kindred Spirits, Affine | Austria) LIVE
Dave Q (The Index, Dub War, Twisup | Brooklyn)
Chancha VÃa Circuito (ZZK | Argentina)
Kontext (Immerse | Russia)
Eleven Tigers (Soul Motive | Lithuania) LIVE
Zeppy Zep (Top Billin | Poland)
The Phantom (Top Billin | Poland)
Available now in all good shops, the forth 10" by spatial:
The vinyl includes a postcard to unlock a free track via a hidden area of the website. More on that in the sonic router interview
There’s also a more detailed interview and podcast from spatial over at bassmusicblog
A quote from IDJ:
“The fourth installment in Spatial’s sturdy 10” series sees yet more of those spannered beats and old-skool rave charms delivered in that lean style the man has made his own. ‘100402’ rides a crafty organ refrain while everything fits and starts around it. ‘100319’ has a much more direct 2-step bump to it, rocking a 90s style synth arsenal for maximum party effect."
As a part of Spatial`s next release on Infrasonics, XL8R now offers one of the tracks as free download. ‘100505’ can be downloaded direct from the xlr8r website.
The other tracks are available on 10 vinyl due October 4th.
Spatial is DJing at this years Unsound Festival in Krakow, Poland. He plays on Saturday 23rd of October with the Dub War NYC crew alongside DaveQ, Kontext, Badawi, Terror Danjah and Eleven Tigers. The festival itself starts one week before and features a wide variety of music and film under the banner of ‘Horror – the pleasure and fear of unease’.
If you can`t wait until the festival starts, you can listen to Spatial`s podcast which can be downloaded on the festivals website.
Hot on the heels of the second split 12", the first week of summer brings you the third in the series – infra12003.
This time, battling over the two sides of the vinyl we have the Leeds-based producer Jamie Grind against the Italian ex-pat in Dublin, Gon.
The former provides us with the sunny, infectious grooves of “If you Want” and that tight groove that is “Balloon”. Gon responds with “Chaka Mad”, a bashy rhythm centered around a throbbing bassline, and “Riddance”, a UK-funky track with subtle keys and a thundering kickdrum.
And keep your eyes peeled all over the Internet – a free download related to this release will be on its way shortly!
The long-awaited second 12" release from our camp has hit the streets this week.
“With the four-track ‘Infra12002’ EP, Infrasonics contributes its own reaserch to the investigation by an innovative wave of UK-focussed producers who are captialising on the atemporal history of dance as documented through the internet, taking elements of past, present and future to recontextualise into their own unique incarnation of bass driven electronic dance music.”
To celebrate the new release, the guys at FACT Magazine have released a stunning free dub produced by Ike Release and called ‘Cygnus’. Grab it here while you can!
Legendary web radio Samurai FM hits the Horse & Groom in Shoreditch, London Saturday 1st May with a mindblowing line-up, which sees Infrasonics founder Spatial alongside Hot City, Jak Tropik, Kid Fiesta, and Oeuf!.
For a taster of how it will sound, the guys at Samurai have featured Spatial’s live performance from last month in London, for the renowned Tactile event series. Those not lucky enough to be there can now enjoy it at this link.
Check out spatial’s FACT mix – it’s packed with future Infrasonics material from both label regulars and new recruits Gon, Jamie Grind and xxxy, whose ‘Sing With Us’ was recently signed to Fabric’s Elevator Music compilation.
Following the last roadblock event in November, Infrasonics relocates to the The Camp Basement to showcase the best of the UK underground in tidy warehouse space next weekend.
We’re very pleased to welcome special guests TVO[Stuff, Highpoint Lowlife] b2b Goodhand [Numbers] to rinse a genre blurring set of whatever they feel like! Expect Techno, House, Dubstep and beyond to be expertly manipulated into a seamless flow. New Infrasonics signing XXXY drops in fresh from his Fabric debut alongside Infrasonics regulars Spatial and Ike Release. The Wifey DJs rocked the midnight hour at the last party so we welcome them back with open arms.Warming things up will be a rare DJ set from Audio Dependent [Metroline] b2b Porker.
“Holy plastic cats in a memestorm! This mix by The Village Orchestra whose sole member is a man named Ruaridh Law is a contender for mix of the year. It’s insanely wide-ranging, but you don’t notice how wide until long after the ranging is done. Law’s transitions are so carefully layered that they don’t feel like mixing: this is dosage titration. After seventy minutes, you’ve heard an awful lot of weird music and have no bruises to show for it.(FACT magazine which hosted this mix,is getting awfully close to music Web site of the year.)” – Sasha Frere-Jones (The New Yorker)
Out now and available at all good shops. Full info, reviews and a free CC track on the release page below:
A quote from FACT magazine:
“Look, we know we hype up these Daily Downloads sometimes, but this is something special. Absolutely stunning future garage from Spatial of the Infrasonics camp (Hot City, Ike Release) – and this isn’t even the best track on the 10”. Fans of Untold, 2562, Kowton/Narcossist and more should be all over this like a rash."
spatial remixes of False Prophet out now on Take Records:
“Excellent first release on the newly minted Take imprint, featuring a False Prophet production and two killer reworks from the mighty Spatial. First, the “Spatial Dub’ aligns heavy stabs and woodblock percussion for a more dubby take on Martyn-style post-garage, with coloured shapes and synths providing the necessary partified vibes while the heavy low-end keeps it primed for the darker edges of the floor. Bearweasel’s ‘Got Fleas’ mix is over on the flipside and is an absolutely colossal piece of filthy club music, all undulating basslines and an almost jacking Chicago House vibe for peaktime operators, before Spatial returns to notch up the dub vibes and keep it decidedly heavy. Definitely a label to watch – essential twelve!”
We’ve released a FREE track from infra003 via the good folks at FACT magazine.
They’re also running a competition giving away vinyl copies of infra002 / infra12001 and infra003 plus 2 tickets for this weekends Infrasonics Rave!
Head on over to their site for full details:
The official release date for infra003 is 14/12 although pre-sales start soon. You can pre-order vinyl copies from:
Infrasonics in association with FACT magazine present:
To celebrate our first birthday and mark the release of the latest record: spatial’s infra003, Infrasonics invite you to a label party in East London’s freshest warehouse venue, kitted with Funktion One sound and plenty of sub bass.
Full details : http://bit.ly/infra-party-nov09
Major headaches getting the pressing right with this one. The plant just kept messing it up :(
Finally available via all the usual suspects and sounding seriously good!
Full details on the release page
Also, watch out for the FREE Hot City track available from the FACT magazine site tomorrow (27/08/09).
Thanks for the patience!
We’re decamping to Wales this weekend for the rather excellent Freerotation festival.
Think oversized house party in country manor, difference is people like Marcel Dettman, Shackleton, A Made Up Sound, Mixmaster Morris, Hessle Audio crew and many more certified headz are manning the controls.
spatial will be playing Friday night as things stand currently..
See ya there!
spatial will be DJing at the Dienstagswelt in Berlin tomorrow, Tues 30/06 alongside a host of London’s finest.
This great underground venue in the heart of city hosts one of the Berlin’s busiest midweek events, with the crowd blissfully ignoring any notion of an 9am start next morning for work :)
Full details at the RAW Temple website
There’s also unconfirmed reports of an early evening bbq at the RAW as a warm up to the party.
Come check if you’re in the area!
Check out a scan of the article.
spatial will be playing at the opening of a new gallery/warehouse space in East LDN. This should go off though – no wine and cheese in sight! They’ve hired in a Funktion one sound :)
10 – 6am
458 Hackney Rd, E2 9EG
An exclusive mix and interview for the esteemed sonic router blog.
There’s a swathe of great mixes on the site from the likes of Sideboard, Untold, TVO, Shortstuff etc.
hype â˜ hype â˜
“shimmering powder-soul.. very beautiful” – Mary Anne Hobbs
You can find a pdf copy of the review from the printed magazine here (German only)
12" split by two new faces to infrasonics..
RA review is up.
:: Saturday 25/04/2009
:: 10pm – 6am
:: The Red Rose. 129 Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park, London N7 7QG
:: £8 run mailing list / £10
The second infrasonics release is now available for preorder from the usual independent outlets. Check the release page below for more info, reviews and to purchase digital copies. The release includes a free CC track:
This months critical social mass:
Our distributor has sold out of the 10" release. Get in quick while the shops still have stock!
The 320s / flacs are up for the web part of infra001. That means two FREE tracks for you lucky butchers:
Digital copies of the tracks from the 10" should be available any day now from the usual suspects.
Time: 10pm – 6am
Cost: £3 b4 midnight / £5 therafter
Location: 66 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7XB
A press pack for spatial, of sorts:
Currently, the dubs below are only available to stream. We’re talking to distributors now and arranging vinyl and digital distribution asap. Watch this space!
Get in touch if you’d like access to the mp3s before this happens.
“This year’s clearest trend in dubstep is “future garage”, a technologically-enhanced re-imagining of the sound’s 2-step origins by Martyn, 2562, Ramadanman & co. On his debut productions, Londoner s p a t i a l could have risked simply reworking this new formula: the microhouse clicks, Basic Channel washes and clean subs are certainly present and correct. However his understanding of original UK garage’s clipped shuffle, snappy woodblock hits and compressed emotion goes way beyond pastiche, and the incorporation of older rave elements like "80723"’s Detroit strings and riffs and "80207"’s contrast between cushioning alto vocal samples and sharp stabs creates a distinctive sound world. Most of all, though, it’s the expert manipulation of space to give a sense of buoyancy, of loosened gravity, that make stepping inside these four tracks so inviting. "
Joe Muggs (Wire)
…I can hear myself. I think I’m a bit afraid. They were drowning me…
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