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Gilles Peterson X BNTL – ‘Julian Andoh’ Tribute Podcast

July 31st, 2014 by @Tendeck_Tony

As another feature of our efforts to celebrate Julian’s life, we were invited to the Brownswood Studio’s to record a tribute podcast with Gilles Peterson. Here’s a few visuals followed by the podcast below.





GILLES PETERSON X BNTL ‘JULIAN ANDOH’ TRIBUTE PODCAST:

And it doesn’t stop. We’ve also got a group exhibition running @ 71a THIS FRIDAY through to Monday.

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE HERE

#RIPJULIANANDOH

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#RIPJULIANANDOH – WAPPING WANDERERS

July 21st, 2014 by Matt

We have produced a run of t-shirts to commemorate our lost brother Julian. All proceeds raised from the sale of t-shirts will go directly to his family.

We’ve been selling the shirts over the course of the weekend, and there are still a few left to shift in various sizes. If you’re in need of a tee, hit up the hot-line on 07809401598 and we will arrange the safe delivery of your goods.

In addition we have set up a page where those who were unable to purchase a tee can still make a donation – any amount is gratefully received. The page link is – HERE

The t-shirts will also be on sale at the event we have organised at Visions Video Bar, more details of which can be found at the bottom of the post.






















We are also hosting the first of an array of events in his honour this Thursday @ Visions Video Bar in Dalston. The flyer for which is below;

The Facebook event page is HERE.

We’ve also arranged an exhibition which will open the following Friday (August 1st) at 71a Gallery on Leonard Street in Shoreditch – details of which will follow.

Rest in Peace Brother. x

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REST IN PEACE JULIAN ANDOH 20/04/89 – 05/07/14

July 8th, 2014 by Matt

WE GIVE NO CONSENT FOR ANY IMAGES OF JULIAN ANDOH, OR OTHERWISE, OR ANY PHRASES FORM THIS WEBSITE TO BE USED BY ANY ONLINE OR PRINT PUBLICATION, ANY OTHER WEBSITE OR ANY PUBLICATION’S OR INDIVIDUAL’S SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS.  

LEGAL ACTION WILL BE TAKEN FOR UNLAWFUL USE.

 

This post is dedicated to our friend, our comrade, our brother…Julian, who despite never officially posting on the site, contributed to our early success and influenced everyone who was a part of the BNTL journey and touched the souls of all who were fortunate enough to call him a friend along the road in a way that words could not describe.

This selection of photo’s is the best way we possibly could.

Rest In Power Julian Andoh




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Beats by Dre x Nephew x Beastin for Brazil vs Germany tonight

July 8th, 2014 by @misterlego

With last Friday’s result securing Beastin a place in the semi-final of Beats by Dre’s global label battle, Beats by Dre renews its partnership with emerging Munich-based streetwear collective Beastin and combines with new Brazilian label Nephew to deliver two limited edition t-shirts celebrating their respective national football teams.

“We’ve brought together music and soccer as they are the biggest passion of Brazilian people,” said Nephew. “As a result we’ve created a print to support our people and country in a time of dual success and unrest.”

Of their creation Beasting said “smart play on the Beats logo in the Germany crest up front and trademark brand humor on the back nod to this standout clash with the Seleção..”

To complete the look, Beats by Dre Headphones are available in both yellow and white – ensuring the countries’ sounds are as loud as their crowds.

Beats by Dre x Nephew stocked exclusively here.
Beats by Dre x Beastin stocked exclusively at Beastin.

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Livin’ Proof Special – Danny Brown x Skywlkr

July 8th, 2014 by @misterlego

As if Friday night wasn’t looking good enough already, the Livin’ Proof family are linking up again with Danny Brown and DJ Skywlkr for another special party at Village Underground!

Advance Tickets available here.
Facebook Page here

Tickets start at £10 but will increase quick.
£15 on the door, so don’t sleep!

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JOURNEY THROUGH LDN SOUNDS

July 8th, 2014 by @misterlego

A series of raves, screenings, talks and exhibitions at the Peckham space, which celebrate underground music that has symbolised London over the past 30 years. From the early pioneers of Jungle to the current UK Bass artists pushing the scene forward, Journey Through LDN Sounds covers the music genres that define generations.

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12th / 13th July welcomes 002 shifting the focus to UK Bass Music with a showcase of some of the finest UK talent including T.Williams and Hatcha & N-Type. The series concludes with 003, taking a look at the ‘Future Sounds’ of London firstly on 26th July with a music industry panel talk on ‘Nurturing Creativity’ before concluding on 31st July as part of the CONS Project London closing party featuring live art and music from local boy Deadboy and more names to be announced.
Journey Through LDN Sounds 001: Brandy and Coke Screening
A private screening of the documentary, ‘Brandy and Coke’, exploring the golden days of UKG. Followed by a live Q&A with the director, Ewen Spencer and head of Vision at Dazed, Ravi Amaratunga. After party withMatt Jam Lamont and MC Creed.

Journey Through LDN Sounds 002 Seminar: Birth of a Cultural Movement
What are the vital signs of new sounds? How do they grow? A panel discussion featuring some of Grime & Bass Culture’s most influential commentators. Hosted by James Hutchins aka Hutch (i-D Magazine), with guest speakers

Journey Through Sound 002 Party: Bass Culture
A club night showcasing the finest UK Bass music talent pushing forward the current sound of London – Hatcha & N-Type, Elijah & Skilliam with D Double E and T. Williams.

Journey Through Sound 003 Seminar: Nurturing Creativity
Some of London’s leading figures in the music industry discuss how to identify and create opportunities to get ahead in the game. Hosted by James Hutchins aka Hutch (i-D Magazine) and featuring speakers Tom Armstrong (Sabotage Times), Jimmy Asquith (Corsica Studios, Kristina Records),Dave Gamble (Fabric) & Jimmy Posters (ex-Pulse Editor, Huxley’s Saints & Sonnets label manager).

Journey Through Sound 003 Party: Future Sounds of LDN/Celebration party
Electronic music is at one of the most exciting & inspired times its ever been. In our last party down at the space, CONS Project LDN will bring together some of today’s brightest talent taking us into the future, exploring house, techno and UK bass, Full Line up TBA.

Apply for free tickets here.

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Richard BNTL @ ‘We Are Fstvl’ – Saturday 25th May 2014

July 7th, 2014 by Richard BNTL

On the 25th May we had the pleasure of heading down to We Are Fstvl and despite only being around for a few years, this Festival has quickly made a name for itself as one of the leading dance music festivals in the UK, winning the Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2013.

This year they’ve expanded into a weekender for the first time over at the Essex airfield, grabbing early bird festival ravers from all necks of the wood.

Although the weather was pretty temperamental, with over 200 acts placed all under one roof, it was clearly going to take more than the odd bit of rain to ruin the vibes at We Are Fest. Truth be told, it wouldn’t really be a British festival without a tint of rain but needless to say no one seemed that bothered and it was a pretty good excuse for us to run to the bar and grab a free ice cold beverage from our booze bag courtesy of We Are Festival.

When a festival gives out free drinks to everyone that considered buying a VIP ticket, you tend to find yourself lurking in the VIP Area most of the day, luckily for us it happened to be hosted by MK and friends who had the tent buzzing especially when crowd favourites such as Route 94’s smash ‘My Love’ dropped.

Big names such as Pleasure State, Amine Edge & Dance, Beckwith, Detroit Swindle, Kevin Saunderson, Lee Foss, Ninetoes and Shadow Child kept the VIP Village alive throughout the day into the early night, making it pretty hard for us to leave.

As hours flew, the sun came down and we’d realised that we had actually been in the VIP Village the whole time, so we dash off to catch a different vibe. This ended with us being in the Hospitality Tent. We’ve always been a big fan of Hospital Records but since this House wave we nearly forgot about them. We Are Festival made sure we weren’t forgetting a thing and cranked up the tempo with Drum and Bass duo Camo and Krooked finishing up the DnB tent with pure bass sending the whole dance into one complete hype like we were 16 again.

Hospitality Tent included artist such as High Contrast, Friction, Shy FX, London Electricity, Fred V and Grafix, Danny Bryd, Spy, Metrik, Nu-Tone, Logisitics, Etherwood.

Hands down to We are Festival, with an easily accessible location for London and surrounding areas via Upminster station (with free coaches laid on by the festival to and from site) in addition to a veritable who’s who of house music, We Are Festival appear to have a very bright future ahead of them and we wish them all the best for next year.

Acts we wished we saw – (we blame MK’s VIP Village) Included – Richie Hawtin, Fatboy Slim, Disclosure, Annie Mac, Maribou State, Knife Party, Duke Dumont, Eddie Halliwell, Maya Jane Coles, The Martinez Brothers, Hot Since 82, Ricardo Villalobos, Apollonia, Luciano, Jamie Jones, Andy C, Friction, Sub Focus, Shy FX, Kenny Dope and Levon Vincent.

WE Are Fstvl Facebook Page

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Phonica Records Interview

July 7th, 2014 by Library UK

If you’re a record collector, Phonica is a name that you will be aware of. For anyone not familiar with them, they are one of London’s top independent record stores and labels. They are appearing at Stop Making Sense Festival in Croatia this summer alongside a stellar lineup including Leon Vynhall, Will Saul, Mosca and many more.

We caught up with them and got some advice for new label starters, some tips on new talent and discussed what tunes are going to be heating up festivals this summer!

Q: Easy guys, hope you’re good. With the vinyl scene looking healthy recently, where do you see the future of vinyl records going?

A: Onwards up upwards I suppose, there’s 5 new stores opening in the UK that we’ve heard about.

Being an established and respected record shop, what’s your advice to up and coming labels looking to start getting their wax out there?

That’s a hard one – just make as many connections an friends as possible, speak to people that already release vinyl. Only press if you truly believe that people will love the music and want to treasure it for years to come. Finding the right distribution can be tricky so shop around for the best deal, and make sure you’re alongside like-minded labels.

Festival season is upon us right now, what are your picks for top festival tracks this year?

Bit biased on this one but the new Midland ‘Before We Go’ on Phonica White is gonna be a monster, would’ve included it if was on another label so… Also ‘Friends’ by Seven Davis Jr is very addictive, and ‘Julia’ by Daphni is sure to do serious damage

We’re looking forward to Stop Making Sense Festival this year, is there anyone that you are especially looking forward to catching out there?

Hunee is a great DJ’s dj, if you know what I mean, also Vakula… These guys can take you somewhere else entirely. Heard really good things about Mr.Ties too so that will be interesting to see how he is.


There’s loads of new talent coming through at the moment, who’s your tip for new up & coming artists this year?

OL, Telephones, Stump Valley, Max Graef, Bryce Hackford, NY*AK, Telephones, Sleep D, D-Ribeiro – so many more

Big up!

Stop Making Sense Festival is back in Croatia from the 31st of July. With tickets from £120 and boat parties from £20 each, it’s definitely worth checking out/

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/398475686949725/

Website: http://stopmakingsense.eu/

Tickets: http://stopmakingsense.eu/sms-tickets/

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