by slowitdown on January 25, 2013
The latest in our mix series comes from Edinburgh’s Cheap Picasso; the DJ’s whose ‘Gasoline Dance Machine’ monthly has gathered the Disco great and good to Cab Vol for the best part of 12 months now.
Celebrating all that is strange and euphoric about disco in equal measure, the duo’s infectious love for those big synth numbers that put a smile on your face has certainly rubbed off on us.
Here’s a smooth recap of some of the tracks doing it for them at the moment.
GASOLINE DANCE MACHINE W/ PERSEUS (French Express)
* Cabaret Voltaire * 16th Feb
by slowitdown on December 6, 2012
Few upcoming gigs, thought we’d give you guys the heads up if you wanna come hear us play.
Saturday 22nd December – GASOLINE DANCE MACHINE (Cabaret Volitaire, EDI)
Boxing Day - SUNDAY CIRCUS (SWG3, GLA)
Fri 4th Jan - SUB CLUB, GLA
by slowitdown on October 25, 2012
by slowitdown on September 18, 2012
For the next instalment of our guest mix series we travel back across the Atlantic to the USA where we are treated to a wonderful disco/house mix from Casual Encounters.
Casual Encounters kicked off in 2010 by Shawn Mac and Chas Bronz.
Influenced by the likes of Paul Hardcastle, Zapp & Roger & Larry Levan; the duo started making music together after Shawn had signed Chas onto the label he co-founded – SpaceWalker Recordings.
Over the past few years Casual Encounters have became one of the most exciting production outfits in the modern disco/house spectrum.
Both recently starting their own labels, Shawns Dancefloor Encounters imprint will feature the disco duo’s own releases alongside modern heroes Sergio Santos, In2Deep, The Beat Broker, Need & Necessity, Heion, aamongst others.
While Chas’s Tru Talk will focus more on his solo works, complimented by remixes from household names on the disco/house scene.
Over 45mins Casual Encounters take us on a journey through modern disco and house with strong nods towards the past. Mixed sublimely the mix shines equally bright in both a club setting or a long evening drive home.
We’ve been fans for a good while and have featured many of the guys music iin our own mixes and club sets, so we are delighted to bring this mix feature this dope mix, enjoy!
Be sure to keep up to date with the duo’s fine releases by following them on Soundcloud.
by slowitdown on May 30, 2012
The fourth instalment in our guest mix series comes from Glasgow-based DJ, presenter and journalist, Alex Caslano (previously Alaska).
Editor at the ever on-point Synth – a website dedicated purely to Glasgow club culture – he began playing records almost ten years ago, starting out as a Hip Hop DJ before moving into House & Techno.
Using this opportunity to change his name and consolidate this new direction, his mix for us takes us on a late-night journey through modern House, adding a little extra bass to ensure things stay lively.
From the melodic chords of Broke One’s remix on Scuola Furano to Voyeur’s essential take on Bombay Bicycle Club this should set you up nicely for the summer!
by slowitdown on April 21, 2012
In a couple weeks time, we’ll playing our first festival set of the year
- at Aberdeen’s Big Beach Ball.
Being the festivals launch year, the organizers first BBB has gone for the big guns with headliners including Tiger and Woods, Derrick Carter, Friendly Fires and Soma favourites Slam; who will be playing a rare House set.
Have a look at the line-up and we’ll maybe see you there, we’ll be taking over the Red Bull DJ Truck!
by slowitdown on April 21, 2012
Our first official release comes out May 10th on London’s ‘Retrospective Records’ – owners Ruben and Ra have rounded up some of disco’s most exciting talent (and us) for a limited run triple-vinyl album.
Our track Crush (co-produced with our talented friend’ Glasgow’s Rob Etherson) is a slow burning disco jam with a ripping sax solo and a particlarly nasty Moog bassline.
You can pre-order and preview the the track over on Juno, if you like it buy it!
by slowitdown on April 2, 2012
This coming Easter Sunday (8th April) we’re part of a pretty special All Dayer in one of our favourite Glasgow venues; Saint Judes.
Saint Judes is a boutique hotel dead centre in the cities best drinking area; Bath Street offering a sprawling bar and club area as well as some damn fine lodgings.
Venues promoters ‘The Shimmy’ are throwing a 3 room, 12 hour party where we’ll be hosting a room.
We’ve asked along some of our favourite Scottish dj’s, with Glasgow and Edinburgh representing ‘Slow It Down and Friends’.
While the two other rooms focus on the Tech-House/Techno sound with (TicTacToe and Subculture’s Telford assembling the dj’s) – we’re pushing the disco and slo mo house sound.
Our guests include LuckyMe’s Dema, Juno favourite 78 Edits, Sub Club upstarts; I:AM ; Judes resident and the man behind the excellent Synth Glasgow website – Alaska.
Finally Cabaret Voltaire residents ‘Cheap Picasso’ ; whose Gasoline Dance Machine club night have brought the likes of Erol Alkan and Brodinski to the capital recently.
The event will come to a messy conclusion later in the night, with headline guest GLIMPSE (Crosstown Rebels/Planet E) bringing the techno to the downstairs club.
We’re kicking things off at 2pm with a Hip-Hop and R&B set and we’ll jack up the tempo from there.
If you fancy coming down to join the party, full event details and tickets are available here:
They’ll be an afters for those with stamina, have a chat with one of the promoters on the day!
by slowitdown on March 14, 2012
This Saturday (17th March) we will be warming up for those Bristol chaps; Waifs and Strays, (Hot Creations/ Futureboogie) who’ll be making their Glasgow debut ( St Judes, Bath St)
Knocking out some of the most forward-thinking house of the last 18 months they are on the top of their game at the moment as labels such as Get Physical, Hot Creations, Leftroom and Futureboogie will testify.
The brave can also join us for the 2 room, secret location afterparty.
Having to catch 2 flights on Sunday lunchtime; I already fear the worst…
Full event details here –
THE SHIMMY PRESENTS… WAIFS AND STRAYS (HOT CREATIONS/FUTUREBOOGIE)
SATURDAY 17TH MARCH
190 BATH STREET
by slowitdown on March 14, 2012
Last week we put up our latest residents mix for you to check out on Soundcloud.
Call it wishful thinking but we have Summer in mind with this one, pushing up the tempo (a little) and focusing on the tracks that are really doing it for us at the moment.
With producers from Australia (Mic Newman), Scotland, (The Revenge), England (Hot Toddy and our firm favourite Alphabet City (who you may know better as Brighton’s BlackLodge)), to USA, Italy and beyond – it’s great to hear each countries unique take on the whole slow house thing.
The mix has been well received so far, so we hope you can check it out, it’s downloadable for your iPod if that’s your thing too.