Firecracker Recordings Presents
Heal Yourself & Move #6:
Sad City (live)
Nick Williams (Phonica records)
Night run by the Edinburgh based label with international reach and acclaim, specialising in oddball house, techno and electronics. They’ve hand made collectable editions since 2004, topping many ‘Best of 2015’ lists.
December’s HY&M is being ably covered by a crack squad while House Of Traps hits the far east for a few weeks.
Sad City (aka the Eric Bristow of ambient house) is Northern Irish producer Gary Caruth’s Glasgow-based electronic music project. Repetition is key here. Subtly transforming percussive loops and field recordings work together to build dense new sound environments within which Caruth’s melodic pieces formulate and intertwine with often disfigured spoken extracts. His album (jointly released by Emotional Response and Meda Fury) from this year was one of our favourites!
Nick Williams has been running the counter and shop floor at Phonica for 5 years, regularly serving up new releases to some of the busiest working djs, everyone from Theo Parrish to Andrew Weatherall, Floating Points to Seth Troxler, Kenny Dixon… you name them, the list goes on…
For his house sets Nick likes to draw on everything from early house from Chicago & late 80’s UK acid, to more modern deep jazzy house from all over the world – Germany, Russia, Japan…
Nick will be joined by 12th Isle’s Al White aka DJ Crud. Mad talented all round creative c*nt and premier Phil Mitchell stunt double, Al is no stranger either to Heal Yourself & Move, having played in June and also a regular collaborator and contributor to our artwork …
“If Firecracker records decided to branch out from music and form some kind of moon-worshipping death cult, we’d be the first in line to denounce our families and join them in the forever.” ~ Rye Wax, London.