dollop at Netil House, London video

dollop London, 31st March 2012 from dollop UK on Vimeo.

Here’s the video from our last dollop LDN event which featured live sets from Rustie and Koreless with DJs South London Ordnance, Charles Drakeford, Leisure DJs and dollop DJs.

Track: Rustie – Afterlight

Film: Rob Blake

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Garden Festival Get Together – Eglo Takeover

As the summer and festival season fast approaches The Garden Festival (based in Croatia), will run a series of parties across Europe in support of July’s mammoth 8 day event. dollop host the London leg of ‘The Garden Get Together’ tour with a very special Eglo Records Takeover!

Friday 20th April at Corsica Studios (SE17 1LB)

Eglo Live Band Feat:


Olivier Day Soul

Plus DJs:


Alexander Nut

with Church DJs and dollop DJs


Phonica Records & Rhythm Section present:

Lady Blacktronika (UK debut Exclusive)

With support from Ollie Seamen (Warm), Free-Care (Phonica) and Bradley Zero (Rhythm Section)

Limited £5 tickets here

Attend the Facebook event here

dollop also host the Argonaughty boat party at The Garden Festival on Friday 6th July w/ Eats Everything. Full details available on The Garden Festival website.

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Glasgow’s electronic music scene: A petri dish for creativity

What is it that creates a unique and captivating music scene?

Maybe it’s the music pushers, the DJs that are selecting the right songs, creating talk and hype amongst other like-minded music fans. Or the venue owners and promoters who consciously organize shows featuring pioneering acts that work together.

Maybe it’s simply the music makers, the producers themselves. Often incorporating DJing into their portfolio, producers have important choices to make. Do they seek to please the crowd with tried and tested formulas, branch out experimenting with new sounds and structures or attempt a hybrid of the two?

What about the industry, the labels that get behind producers, organize parties and create hype?

Glasgow’s electronic music scene was subject to a serious case of right-place-right-time. A breeding ground for like-minded individuals of all types.

Glasgow’s scene was a result of the right amount of venues, (Sub Club, The Arches, SWG3) the emergence of pioneering producers and DJs (Rustie, Koreless, Hudson Mohawke, Optimo) as well as brave new labels such as LuckyMe and Numbers, two labels that were not shy with releasing bold new sounds.

LuckyMe – founded by Mike Slott, Dominic Flannigan, Martyn Flyn and Hudson Mohawke – gives a nod of acknowledgement towards Glasgow’s music scene describing it as a ‘somewhat mystical musical environment’ and even giving a mention to Glasgow’s art school, which inevitably plays a part in its creative growth.

Lucky Me (UK) from Beck's Green Box Project on Vimeo.

Numbers – an amalgamation of existing labels Dress 2 Sweat, Stuffrecords and Wireblock has been particularly instrumental in the development of the scene with a music policy which – quote – swaggers from techno to hip-hop, via 80s R&B screamers, house, electro, UK funky, dubstep.

It’s not surprising then, that Glasgow’s electronic music realm has become what it is today.

Glasgow’s influence has since spread further and further with Rustie and Hudson Mohawke being signed to the ever-dynamic Warp records famed for signing groundbreaking artists, firmly acknowledging the talents of these young producers.

What could be seen as most instrumental in Glasgow’s scene is a physical hub, something that exists in reality and not just in digital form. A place where people talk face-to-face about their love of music and not just skipping from one web page to another in the ‘people who purchased this also purchased’ section of a digital distributor.

Rubadub is a record shop which opened in 1992, selling underground dance music to the people of Glasgow. Since then the shop has gradually grown, selling DJ equipment and music technology. Rubadub has had a gravitational effect on the electronic music lovers of Glasgow and beyond, drawing in vinyl lovers, digital DJs, bedroom producers, singers and songwriters. It’s not hard to believe that such a concentration of like-minded people would result in growth, reproduction and certain mutations of creativity.

Or maybe there’s just something in the water.

Catch Rustie and Koreless with their live shows at dollop tonight, alongside South London Ordnance, Charles Drakeford and Leisure DJs at Netil House, London, E8 3RL

Post by Andrew Watson

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Charles Drakeford (Boiler Room/NTS) mix

Dollop 31st March at Netil House – Mix by Charles Drakeford by Dollop on Mixcloud

dollop is officially back in London. We have a string of events lined up across the coming months. Please check this video and the calendar section for more details.

In the mean time we host our first warehouse party since last year’s Citi Post Series. Saturday’s London event sees Rustie and Koreless perform live with South London Ordnance DJing alongside- Leisure DJs and our own dollop DJs. Full details and tickets links on our Facebook page.

We need to say thanks to Charles Drakeford from the Boiler Room and NTS Radio for this mix! You can catch his show ‘From The Depths’ on NTS every Sunday evening from 10pm – 12am. Details and previous shows available here.

See you on Saturday!

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Julio Bashmore

Since making his dollop debut in June of last year, Bristolian Matthew Walker (aka Julio Bashmore) has become the hottest property in dance music.

In 2011 it was impossible to ignore his underground anthem ‘Battle for Middle You’, with it’s hybrid of house and bass music finding its way into sets of techno and dubstep DJs alike, and winning the coveted Mixmag ‘Tune Of The Year” award.

Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You

Following his critically acclaimed Essential Mix, Bashmore was signed up by Radio 1 as part of the station’s specialist music strand ‘In New DJs We Trust’, which will see the producder hosting one show a month from April onwards.

Julio’s interest in electronic music began in earnest after hearing Daft Punk’s “Da Funk”, and aged 14, a battered old PC and a copy of Reason became Julio’s very first ‘instruments.’ He later experimented with synthesizers and guitars, playing in bands for a brief period, but by the time he was old enough to experience club culture firsthand, Julio had made the realisation that DJing was the true vehicle in which to deliver his music.

Taking inspiration from the Chicago and US Classic House sound and mixing it with a lot of Bass, Julio began to gravitate towards the sounds of the Dirtybird label. After spending considerable periods of time sharpening his mixing and productions skills, Claude VonStroke’s label signed an EP’s worth of Julio’s material for the Julio Bashmore EP.

Into the Valley (Julio Bashmore Remix) by Classixx

Labels, media and clubbers seemed to instantly ‘get’ the skewed angle at which Julio attacked house music in 2010. Night Slugs, Ten Thousand Yen, PTN, Dirtybird, fabric, 3024 and Soul Motive were among those who housed productions/remixes—and this list of forward-thinking labels seemed fittingly representative of Julio’s future-facing output.

Julio Bashmore has recently co-founded the Futureboogie label (home to Behling & Simpson, Christophe, Lukas and Waifs & Strays), on which he released his track ‘Father Father’ featuring the vocals of Javeon McCarthy. Bashmore then returned the favour, producing McCarthy’s ‘Love Without A Heart’, and has recently been in the studio with Jessie Ware, producing her debut single ‘Running’.

Julio Bashmore ended the year with the release of the ‘Riff Wrath’ EP on his own Futureboogie Recordings, and has since been holed up in the studio focusing on his debut longplayer, which is expected to drop at some point this year.

We are looking forward to welcoming back Julio Bashmore to headline the Nottingham-leg of the dollop 8th Birthday celebrations on Friday 1st June.

For more information/tickets check out the dollop Nottingham Facebook event.

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Introducing… Huxley

Huxley, born Michael Dodman, is a name you’re sure to continue to hear more and more of after firmly cementing his place in the UK house scene over the past three years. Raised on a diet of UK & US Garage, House and early rave – Huxley has molded his sound, making his own distinctive version of house music.

First appearing on the scene with sometime collaborator, Ethyl, on their critically acclaimed 2009, Sassanids EP – they went on to release the ‘Beatport Deep House 2010′ nominated ‘Mother Tongue’ on UK superpower- Tsuba. It was this that really put the duo on the map. Since this time Huxley has gone on to carve out his own solo career with releases on Hypercolour, Leftroom, Act Natural, Tsuba, Morris Audio, Fear Of Flying and Suara, and remixes on labels such as Noir, Cecille & OFF.

Huxley – ‘Shower Scene’

Huxley’s next release, his ‘Out Of The Box EP’, is due to drop next month on one of the most respected house labels in the UK, 20:20 Vision:

Huxley – Out Of The Box EP [2020vision] by huxley

We are looking forward to welcoming Huxley for his dollop debut at our 8th Birthday party in Nottingham on Friday June 1st. For more information and ticket links check out the dollop Nottingham Facebook event.

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