From one legend to the next, we present an hour set with The Reel Thing Greg Wilson, recorded live at Love & Death in Belfast. The cornerstone of UK dance music, Wilson was a former Hacienda resident, became the first DJ to mix live on British TV and was instrumental in breaking in the "electro-funk" post-disco sound of New York. Jive to his arresting dubbed out groove, constructed with his trusty old Revox B77 reel-to-reel tape machine.
Masters of soundtracking tropical paradises and lunar escapes, Psychemagik have gained underground and overground notoriety through their globally embraced production work, remixes of Haim, Cutters Records signing Kauf, Bryan Ferry and Azari & III, the Healin' Feelin' edits and multi-directional DJ sets. Following a series of cultish mixtapes that found them digging through dusty bins like coalminers, the duo have embraced more contemporary electronics for us all in the name of love.
The party favourites return down under this December (dates after our Q&A below) and are soon releasing a weirdo disco edits LP with killer contributions from former Modcast stars Mike Simonetti, Eric Duncan and Jacques Renault.
World's End Press pop the cork in celebration of their self-titled debut album. Produced by Tim Goldsworthy (Hercules & Love Affair, Massive Attack, The Rapture), the ambitious one hour journey worms through uplifting house driven bangers, glassy-eyed 5am club excursions and stadium-sized singles. Brilliantly complemented by this vibing mixtape.
The band wheel their manic live disco around the country in support of the release, including a Melbourne launch at the Corner Hotel on December 6 with Movement. Hometown fans can also see them play a free show tomorrow night (October 11, 7pm) at Topman's Chapel Street store for Friday Night Live.
Read on as we discuss their kinship with Cut Copy, Prince and drunk poetry.
Jump into the flames of Francis Inferno Orchestra, the Melbourne producer who's marked his turf as a deep sample-house wonder from down under. His finest has been championed by the likes of Mark E, 6th Borough Project, The Revenge and Jacques Renault and endorsed with top shelf remixes from Soul Clap and Linkwood. We're still praising him for the work he did remixing Softwar for Club Mod, turning Believe into a bewitching spell of late night tension.
Plug in the headphones and surrender to this quality mixtape. Read on for our Q&A with the charmer, discussing his Northern Hemisphere relocation, 90s hip hop and his insatiable appetite for KFC.
Movement's Sean, Jessie and Lewis round off a crazy release week with a cruisy mixtape of the greatest soul vocalists and chill productions. Shedding some light on their signature style of brooding night music, it reveals much about these illusive personalities (we drill them with a Q&A below) while doubling as a golden companion piece to their latest and greatest tune 'Us'. Soak it up!
The guys are warming up for their Sydney single launch on Saturday 26th October with interstate dates to follow. Watch this space...
Kick back in the Eurozone with Shine 2009's Sami Suova as he flicks through a timeless selection of 90s drum'n'bass, trip hop and r'n'b mixed with modern sensations. Part nostalgia session, part mining boom of neglected hits, 100% taste.
The Finnish duo's stellar Our Nation album drops October 15 on Cascine in North America and Modular internationally. We sit down with the band's smooth and confidently cool voice below to discus their fateful meeting and collaboration with Paula Abdul.
Naysayer + Gilsun, aka Luke Neher and Sam Gill, step up to the plate with a heavy club fix that encapsulates how the Melbourne duo achieved local hero status, having played Boiler Room and alongside Jamie XX.
The set is built around their two original productions All That Good Work and Blue, which Club Mod packaged with Eliphino and John Roberts remixes and released to the world this week. Fill the void in your life and pick the EP up thru i-tunes and Beatport.
We had a chat to the guys about their multimedia DJ show NGTV and favourite films below.
Enter the mind of fun-loving lunatic Larry Gus, the Greek multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer. This 2 hour marathon recorded at his parents house with his dad's record collection leaves us the important message not to overlook his new album Years Not Living.
The recommended DFA release requires a packed lunch and a farewell to your loved ones. A trip through frenetic European prog, 70s spiritual jazz, pop obscura and modern sample culture. Avalanches and Tame fans take note!
We also got up close and personal with the man below.
Take flight with indie dance don Andrew Weatherall's excursion in modern space rock. The man who created the dreamy diptych of Cut Copy's Sun God mantra has a phenomenal history rooted in the Boys Own collective, which birthed a cult fanzine, record label and production team during the peak of UK acid house. Producing the vital drug soundtrack Screamadelica with Terry Farley, he went on to form Sabres of Paradise and Two Lone Swordsman, before launching his current electronic imprint Rotters Golf Club.
2 September finds the label releasing a remix album for The Asphodells, his partnership with Timothy J. Fairplay, featuring contributions from Daniel Avery, Daniele Baldelli and Ivan Smagghe. Go forth...
Acyd house lab rat Roland Tings puts an interesting spin on our Modcast series with a set of originals recorded live in Berlin during a roaring thunderstorm. A man hard at work, teasing material that might follow his hot off the press Club Mod EP. You can absorb Junior Boys' Jeremy Greenspan's take on the lead cut Tomita's Basement here. As Juno eloquently puts it "Jeremy gets militaristic with a drum roll-laced remix which seeks to transport you to more cosmic destinations".
Australians will be happy to hear that Roland was announced as part of Meredith's upcoming bush bash this morning while Londoners can look forward to his appearance to ReviveHER's 4th Birthday at Mother on 14 September with Tim Sweeney, Lovefingers and Cos/Mes. Interview and tracklist down below.
Here lies a fine selection of choice musical cuts, prepared and curated by the crew of the good ship Modular and its extended family. Why not subscribe and have all the hard work done for you, while you sit back and let the good times roll? Subscribe now via iTunes (or for you geeks out there here's the direct link).
Mountain Sounds Festival , Central Coast, NSW
Fever , Tokyo, Japan
Fever , Tokyo, Japan
Marathon Music Works , Nashville, TN
Upset, Nagoya, Japan
Echostage, Washington, DC
Shangri-La, Osaka, Japan
Terminal 5, New York, NY
Cable, Hiroshima (Fukuyama), Japan
Terminal 5, New York, NY
Phoenix, Sydney, NSW
Bar Caezar, Ehime (Matsuyama), Japan
Crow Bar, Tokushima, Japan
Corona Theatre, Montreal, QC
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