Wed 25/02/15
i'm a talking head!

big up Tim Sweeney :)

Beats In Space - New York’s Most Important Underground Dance Show (Documentary)

Producer: Anoushka Seigler Editor: Kamil Dymek Filmed By: Jason Bergman Launched in 1999, Tim Sweeney’s Beats in Space has become the New York dance undergro...
Thu 19/02/15
This is a nice idea -

In summary - 'Amen, Brother' by the Winstons contains the most sampled and distinctive breakbeat of all time (if you think you haven't heard it - you have), but none of the band members have seen any royalties from the project, and the drummer himself died homeless.

Any money raised by the project goes directly to Richard L. Spencer, The Winstons' vocalist and lead sax player :)

"Please be aware, this is in no way a means to try to chase royalties, fees or to pay for sample clearance. It is nothing more than a gesture of good will and obviously totally voluntary."

A gesture in support of The Winstons and the Amen breakbeat
Tue 17/02/15
Hessle Audio at fabriclondon alongside Exit Records and MOOD HUT

Tickets here - (early birds and 1st release are gone already...)

Mon 16/02/15
good night


Rezzett - Goodness [The Trilogy Tapes - Forthcoming] (RIP)

Will remove on request. Ripped from the Hessle Audio show on Rinse FM - 8th January 2015 New Rezzett, forthcoming on TTT
Thu 12/02/15
s/o to Pau, Pablo and all the crew at Discos Paradiso in Barcelona - really enjoyed exploring the shop :)

Thu 12/02/15
I picked this beautiful Mood II Swing remix as one of my favourite B-sides for B.Traits show on BBC Radio 1 last weekend

Crustation - Flame (Mood II Swing Borderline Insanity Dub Mix) [Jive]

Facebook : Artist : Crustation Titre: Flame (Mood II Swing Borderline Insanity Dub Mix) Album: Flame Label: Jiv...
Wed 04/02/15
I'm lucky enough to be able to play records in a huge variety of different places, and it's become clear to me through this regular travel that there are loads of unbelievably good specialist DJs all over the world who make essential contributions their local scenes, and without whom these scenes might not exist. Their hard work is a big part of the reason people like me are able to play so regularly, and they often don't get the props that they deserve.

On the first Thursday of each month for the next three months, starting tomorrow, I'll be hosting a different guest mix on the Hessle Audio show from one of three fantastic DJs, each of whom I've met through travelling.

First up is Mimi, representing the Ekstrakt crew - - we met in Zagreb last year whilst playing a gig in advance of Dimensions Festival. He's been DJing for years, and you can hear it - his set that night encompassed everything from old school New York deep house to hard techno via Dance Mania...

You can hear his 70 minute mix on Rinse FM tomorrow night. / 106.8FM London

Tue 27/01/15
Dates for the next month, including details for most of the shows in the upcoming Hessle Audio UK tour -

29th January - Vent - Cairo
30th January - Hessle Audio at Wire - Leeds
31st January - Hessle Audio at the Marble Factory - Bristol

3rd February - Hessle Audio at The Caves - Edinburgh
5th February - Macarena Club - Barcelona
6th February - RePublik - Waterford
7th February - Hessle Audio at Twitch - Belfast

13th February - Fuse w/ Objekt - Brussels
14th February - Six Dogs - Athens

20th February - Hessle Audio at Sankeys w/ Karenn and Joy O - Manchester
21st February - Hessle Audio at Hope Works w/ DVS1 - Sheffield
27th February - Hessle Audio at Next Door - Birmingham
28th February - Hessle Audio at Brickworks - Nottingham

Wed 21/01/15
I'm playing at FWD>> again on Thursday for the first time in [x] years - yay!

Me and Jackmaster b2b from start to finish, come down early :)

If you can't make it in person, Rinse FM will be broadcasting live from the club from 11pm - 1am in lieu of our normal show

Tue 20/01/15
Recording of last week's radio show -

Lena Willikens has given me permission to share the tracklist for her mix, which starts around half an hour in:

Tom Dissevelt - Woomerangs
Svart Express - Untitled (Unreleased)
Shackleton - Beat His Command (Woe To The Septic Heart!)
Borusiade - Nihilist Conga (Unreleased)
Highlife 04 - B (Highlife)
Philipp Gorbachev -New Sound & Silver Symphony (Ana Helder Edit) (Cómeme)
Logic System - Unit (EMI)
Loren Nerell - Eidolon (Forced Nostalgia)
Golden Teacher - What Time Is It (Huntley + Palmers)
Vapauteen - Drawing Blood From A Stone (L.I.E.S)
Shemale - The Surgery (BUNKER)
Tolouse Low Trax - City Beat Straight (Unreleased)
Etienne Jaumet - Metallik Cages (Versatile)
Wolf Müller - Rudeltanz (Huntley + Palmers)
Frak - Absorb (Midlight)
Diseno Corbusier - Golpe De Amistad (Vinilisssimo)

PS: here is Resident Advisor's recent feature on Salon Des Amateurs, the venue in Dusseldorf where Lena is a resident DJ -

Rinse FM podcast - Hessle Audio w/ Ben UFO - 15th January 2015
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Thu 15/01/15
Lena Willikens has recorded a 45 minute guest mix for the Hessle Audio show tonight on Rinse FM

Lock in from 9pm - / 106.8FM London

Thu 08/01/15
Plastic People as remembered by Ade and Sam
"... a room full of 200 friends"

'A blueprint for perfection’: Plastic People remembered
The London nightclub Plastic People has closed its doors after two decades. Founder Ade Fakile and resident Floating Points relive the good times, writes Ben Beaumont-Thomas
Wed 24/12/14
my favourite carol - tearjerker! :'(
hope you all have a lovely day tomorrow however you're spending it

see you next year

John Tavener - The Lamb
Tue 16/12/14
this gorgeous record is out now

buy it direct from nick here -

Klaus - Tele (Radio rip)

Thu 11/12/14
Thu 04/12/14
Thu 04/12/14
11pm - 7am

Wed 03/12/14
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
Tue 02/12/14
I'm contributing to the next Late @ Tate event this Friday, programmed by Rinse FM in celebration of their 20 year anniversary -

Come to fabriclondon afterwards -

Thu 27/11/14
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.