notsosilent 4th Birthday / TEESH 3rd Birthday!
For the Edinburgh leg of notsosilent‘s 4th Birthday, we’re super stoked welcome Steven Julien a.k.a. Funkineven to Sneakys for his debut in the capital.
I expect no introduction is needed for most, but for those who aren’t aware Stevie is a talent who bridges Alexander Nut and Floating Points’ Eglo Records and Kyle Hall’s Wild Oats with his unique brand of raw analog wave/techno/funk. His label Apron Records has pulled together likeminded makers of wonky machine music such as Seven Davis Jr, Greg Beato, Brassfoot and Delroy Edwards. From sample laden MPC jams like “Dreams” to the all-out-evil machine funk of “Dracula”, his sound is unique and instantly recognisable.
Hinting at a name change in a couple of Apron 12”s, this summer he completed the transformation through the release of his outstanding debut album, “Fallen”. Without doubt one of the best LPs of 2016, and a real development of an unwaveringly brilliant sound over the years.
This is a pretty rare intimate party for Stevie, and with the recent album it couldn’t be better timed to celebrate 4 years of notsosilent in the capital.
Hailing from Vancouver, Jayda G, who spends her time between Canada and Berlin, is the co-founder of ‘Freakout Cult’, the record label and Vancouver based party which she runs alongside DJ Fett Burger of Sex Tags Mania / Sex Tags UFO. Her productions on the Freakout Cult imprint have been setting dance floors alight with support from all the top deej including DJ Harvey playing her ‘NYC Party Track’ out.
Her recent Boiler Room, performances at Dimensions festivals and a whole host of club nights around Europe display a blissful mix of disco and boogie records alongside stomping house cuts.
Joining residents DJ Cheers & Semi Deluxe of crucialandfresh.com from 11 – 1:30 we are psyched to welcome Hollick of No Bad Days. NBD has emerged from the leafy undergrowth as one of our favourite new labels with a suitably bucolic aesthetic and outlook to match.
Their first two outings on the imprint from Selvy & Roberto and with a packed release schedule for 2017 NBD recently contributed to the inaugural Boiler Room up front mix, surely a sign of things to come and definitely worth a listen.
With a superb show on Radar Radio whilst also playing some of the nicest new do’s around London at Rye Wax, Brilliant Corners and Corsica Studios, Hollick seems to have all bases covered.