Dates for the rest of the year - thanks to everyone that's come to see me DJ in 2014
5th December - Hessle Audio Takeover at Fabric - London
6th December - WHP with Joy O - Manchester
6th December - Castleton Mills - Leeds
7th December - Trouw with Gerd Janson - Amsterdam
12th December - La Cheetah with Spencer - Glasgow
13th December - City de la Mode with Matthew Herbert - Paris
14th December - Berghain 10th Birthday - Berlin
18th December - Perron - Rotterdam
19th December - Tivoli - Utrecht
20th December - Honig Complex - Nijmegen
(all with Midland
31st December - Zo [Catania] - Sicily
This is a big problem, and not just in the UK - in almost every city I've ever played you hear the same story, that venues which have been in existence for years are finding themselves under threat of closure due to new residents making regular noise complaints, despite knowing and otherwise benefiting from the fact that they've moved to an area with a thriving music scene.
"Anyone who wishes to buy or rent a property within a determined distance of a music venue should have to read and sign legislature that waives their right to complain about the noise from the nearby venue. If they do not wish to be bothered by something that was a fixture of the community long before they arrived, they should not move there in the first place."Introduce mandatory noise complaint waivers for anyone who buys or rents a property within close...
There are innumerate cases of people knowingly moving within close proximity of live music venues, only to try to have their licenses revoked or have them closed completely when they take exception to the noise.
I know I've slightly bombarded you guys with mixes and interviews lately, but here's one final thing for you before the end of the year - the full 135 minute recording of my set from fabriclondon
's 15th birthday celebrations.
This was one of my favourite sets I've played in the club's main room - starting on the Sunday evening after 5 hours of Dixon and Âme, and before Mathew Jonson. The vibe at the party felt really open and relaxed...
Our next party at the club is on December 5th - we're taking over all three rooms for only the second time: http://www.fabriclondon.com/club/listing/1006Audio: Ben UFO Recorded Live At fabric 15th Birthday Weekend ~ fabric blog
thanks to everyone that came to the shows over the past two weeks - definitely some of the best i've had in north america so far :)
thanks also to Joy Orbison
for the great company, the reliably fun and easy b2b DJing, and for being so patient when i got sick and grumpy
(this k. leimer retrospective LP on RVNG was the revelation of the tour for me, i listened to it on every flight we took)K. Leimer - Entr'acte (Excerpt)
A Period Of Review LP - RVNG
another pudel poster!
this time i am either - a dream, or, a bubble being blown out of elgato's mouth, wearing a ufo as a bowler hat
9pm - 11pm tonight // www.rinse.fmTijdlijnfoto's
Special edition of the Hessle Audio show tonight on @[6392392405:274:Rinse FM], featuring guest mixes from @[94431533277:274:DJ QU] (Strength Music) and Robert Crash (DIN), and exclusive unreleased music from Terrence Dixon, Mix Mup and Klaus
www.rinse.fm / 106.8FM London / 9pm - 11pm
really enjoyed this piece - it's a playlist put together by the people who have worked at fabriclondon
throughout its history, but it's really all about the descriptions of each track... really lovely remembrances of how the people involved experienced the tracks they picked - of how the music sounded in that space, and of the scenes surrounding them
reading this kind of thing makes it obvious how much the club has been responsible for, and how much of an impact its had on music in London over the past 15 years
i'll be helping them celebrate their birthday this coming Sunday evening - come down! :)fabric is 15: An Extended fabric Staff Office Playlist
In addition to the ongoing Hessle Audio tour, I'm looking forward to a series of bookings with some brilliant DJs over the next couple of months...
16th October - Hessle Audio at Trouw (ADE) - Amsterdam
17th October - Hessle Audio at Culture Box - Copenhagen
18th October - Hessle Audio at Under Bron - Stockholm
19th October - fabriclondon
5th Birthday - London
24th October - Bob Baeman with Joy Orbison
25th October - Robert Johnson with Prosumer
26th October - Golden Pudel with Elgato - Hamburg
31st October - Le Sucre with Elgato - Lyon
1st November - Hessle Audio at Warehouse Project - Manchester
4th November - RBMA with DJ Nobu - Tokyo
7th November - Club to Club Festival with Ron Morelli - Turin
8th November - Twisted Pepper with Sunil Sharpe - Dublin