Todd Edwards

Todd Edwards is widely recognised as the creator of one of the most important genres from the past few decades, with his hypnotic collage of short cut-up samples over swung US garage beats & disco flavoured bass-lines becoming the blueprint of UK Garage.

Over the last few years ”the producer’s favourite producer” has seen his status rise from critical cult favourite to that of an established and accepted touchstone for the UK’s frequently shifting underground dance scene. Regularly name checked as a major influence by the likes of Joy Orbison, Daft Punk, Joe Goddard, Disclosure, MJ Cole, Oneman, Deadboy & Burial – everyone owes a little to Todd ‘The God’ Edwards.

His four to the floor beats have earned him a passionate following over the past two decades, and in addition to his own legendary productions Edwards has remixed the likes of Hot Chip, Phoenix, Klaxons, Matthew Dear, Spank Rock, Surkin, Robin S, Kingdom, St. Germain & Justice. Edwards also co-produced and sang on the Daft Punk song “Face to Face” on their album Discovery, and the song reached number 1 on the Billboard Club chart in 2004.

The famous irony with Todd Edwards is that despite being such an important figure in UK music, he was born and bred in the United States (Bloomfield, New Jersey to be exact). In addition to this he is a devout Christian, and openly admits to arranging vocals and samples in a way that highlight religious and spiritual themes. Check out the all-around nice guy showing Scion around his home studio:

 We recommend you head over to Todd’s soundcloud page to grab free downloads of many of his ‘out of print’ remixes, and also check out his recent mix for Boiler Room:

We are really excited to bring the legend Todd Edwards to Nottingham for our October event at Stealth, where he will be joining Disclosure, Mosca & lots more. For more information & tickets check out the dollop Nottingham Facebook event.

(Note: To be able to ‘attend’ the facebook event you need to be a member of the dollop Nottingham group. Join here: www.facebook.com/groups/dollopnottingham).

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Mosca

MOSCA (Numbers/Night Slugs/3024/Hypercolour)

Mosca could not have survived 30 years ago. His first release in 2010, the ‘Square One EP’ that kick-started the Night Slugs label, was just a continuation of a long standing love affair with all types of club music, from deep house and techno to rowdy dancehall and early grime.

Mosca’s refusal to stick to one or two sounds certainly doesn’t make life easy – he is a journalist’s nightmare as well as a critic’s dream – but there are common threads that link his work. His sense of rhythm and groove is perhaps the key, the element that stops that heavy UK bassline from ever weighing too heavily. Even the catchy melodies from ‘Bax’ and ‘Tilt Shift’ have a moody edge that mirrors the tracky techno of his ‘Wavey EP’ or the dark yet soulful house vibes on the ‘Eva Mendes EP’.

Mosca – Eva Mendes (Hypercolour) from Hypercolour.

Mosca seems to enjoy even more freedom as a DJ, his wildly unpredictable sets pitting Angolan kuduro against 2-step, or combining Wu-Tang with slow house. But despite his quick-fingered dancehall style, the selector takes time on his new BBC Radio 1 slot to explore a couple of genres in detail per show. With national radio backing and pirate station support from across the world, Mosca doesn’t seem to be going anywhere but forward.

Bax by DeejayMosca

Mosca plays at dollop on Friday 5th October at Stealth in Nottingham. For more information & tickets check out the dollop Nottingham Facebook event.

(Note: To be able to ‘attend’ the facebook event you need to be a member of the dollop Nottingham group. Join here: www.facebook.com/groups/dollopnottingham)

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Disclosure

We are happy to announce the first of the confirmed artists for our Nottingham October event… Disclosure.

Brothers Guy & Howard Lawrence have made a massive impact on the dance music scene since their 2010 debut, with their unique take on vocal-tinged two-step garage and house uniting the bass, techno and house communities.

Their 2011 tracks ‘Blue You’, ‘My Intention Is War’, ‘Just Your Type’ & ‘I Love… That You Know’ paved the way for their double a-sided 2012 release ‘Tenderly’/'Flow’:

Tenderly by Disclosure

Back in June Disclosure released ‘The Face’ EP  on Joe (Hot Chip) Goddard’s Greco Roman Records, with the tracks ‘Boiling’, ‘Control’ & ‘Lividup’ gaining the support from the dance music A-list (not to mention the cool 1.5 million youtube views for the unofficial fan made video of ‘What’s In Your Head’).

The guys have also reworked the likes of Crystal Fighters, Jack Dixon, Emeli Sande and most recently Jessie Ware, turning her breakthrough track ‘Running’ into arguably the biggest remix of the year:

Running – Jessie Ware (Disclosure Remix) by Disclosure

Also well worth a listen is their mix from the Mixmag DJ Lab, where the guys seamlessly mix their own productions alongside tracks and remixes from the likes of George Fitzgerald, KiNK, Boddika, Adonis, Jeff Mills, Dusky, MK, FCL, Zed Bias, D’Angelo & Joy Orbison:

Disclosure play at dollop on Friday 5th October at Stealth in Nottingham. For more information & tickets check out the dollop Nottingham Facebook event.

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Detroit Series 003 mixes – various

Below here is not 1 but 4 mixes ahead of the Detroit Series 003 with Derrick May at Netil House tonight! Tickets are still on sale via Resident Advisor (+M.O.T.D). As a warm up to tonight’s show you can also catch Derrick live on NTS Radio from 6pm – 7pm.

Mix 1 by Nic Tasker (Boiler Room / Phonica Records / NTS)

Dollop Detroit Series – Mix by Nic Tasker (Boiler Room / Phonica Records) by Dollop on Mixcloud

Mix 2 by ADAM (dollop)

Dollop Detroit Series – Mix by ADAM (dollop) by Dollop on Mixcloud

::EXCLUSIVE:: Fact mix 339 – Derrick May. A live recording from Deep Space Audio in 1993. Click here for the mix (only available for a short time)

::EXCLUSIVE:: JD Twitch live recording (From 1992 at Pure, Edinburgh in support of Derrick May). Click here  for the mix via The Quietus.

See you tonight! Doors at 10pm x

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The Detroit Series 002 Video

dollop Detroit Series 003 w/ Kevin Saunderson & More from dollop UK on Vimeo.

Footage from our 2nd instalment of The Detroit Series with Kevin Saunderson in now online! Thanks to everyone who came to the sold out Netil House. We hope to see you again this Friday for Derrick May. Tickets are on sale via Resident Advisor and advanced purchase is advised.

Video: Sam Hurlock

Track: Inner City – Good Life

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Detroit Series 003 w/Derrick May

After the success of our first two events, we bring you the final night of our Detroit Series trio.

Derrick May aka The Innovator will be joined by JD Twitch of Optimo and Hot Creations new comers Waifs & Strays.

Derrick May - The Innovator (Transmat / Mayday / Rhythim is Rhythim)

JD Twitch (Optimo)

Waifs & Strays (Futureboogie / Hot Creations / Dirtybird)

PLUS support from Jon Rust (NTS / Standard Place) Nic Tasker (Bolier Room / Phonica Records and dollop DJs

£12 on sale via Resident Advisor / Data Transmission / Alt Tickets /  Gigantic  (advanced purchase advised)

Attend the Facebook event here.

 

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