22 December 2014

WNCL023 - Juno Download

























"...a steaming slab of 23rd Century garage..."

WNCL023 (DON FROTH's "The Acid House Handshake" EP) now available digitally and getting the review treatment at JUNO DOWNLOAD

20 December 2014

WNCL022 - BBC6
























Whoops. Nearly missed this one from last month....

STUART MACONIE dropped the lead track from WNCL022 - CEO's 6 track EP - on his Freak Zone show for Radio 6 on November 23rd.

You can still catch the show HERE

16 December 2014

WNCL022 - EE
















ELECTRONIC EXPLORATIONS, the long running, legendary podcast plays host to the equal legendary JEROME HILL, so it's a great honour to see WNCL022 (C.E.O's "Screeching") in the tracklist.

More info at ELECTRONIC EXPLORATIONS
Download from SOUNDCLOUD


13 December 2014

WNCL022 - RA

























"...[C.E.O] has a keener understanding than most of what makes a good groove."

C.E.O gets reviewed on RESIDENT ADVISOR this week


YAM RECORDS






















YAM RECORDS is the Cassette Library's emporium of choice from the well documented recent Peckham record store uprising - you can read all about that over at THE VINYL FACTORY.

The YAM boys are also in conversation this week with THE RANSOM NOTE

25 November 2014

WNCL023

























Q: What are you going to be playing tonight?
A: Er, a...a...a broad range...

LABEL: WNCL Recordings
CAT NO: WNCL023
ARTIST: Don Froth
TITLE: The Acid House Handshake EP
FORMAT: 12" Vinyl / Digital
RELEASE DATE: 8th December / 15th December 2014

TRACKLIST
A1:A Broad Range
A2: Cosmo
A3: Dip Dive

B1: Tools
B2: Live Notes
B3: Body X JD

RADIO
Support from...
MONKI on BBC1XTRA
SINDEN on KISS FM
BUNZERO on SUB FM
PMAN on SUB FM

PRE-ORDER
Vinyl orders with free mp3 download
Discount for full digital purchase
Only from the WNCL Bandcamp STORE

PREVIEW


23 November 2014

CABIN - Birthday Reflections






























CABIN are preparing to celebrate their 1st Birthday.

This time last year, I was part of the line up for their opening night. I don't remember everything I played but have a vivid recollection of the now legendary rider (as does COOLY G).

It was also around that time that I learned that we were expecting a baby! Read all about it HERE

EKOPLEKZ

























The ever prolific EKOPLEKZ gets his WNCL021 EP mentioned in Simon Reynold's BLISSBLOG this week.

You can also check out Mr. Plekz's recent chart for JUNO

...as well as featuring at the top slot in PERC's recent download chart for JUNO

SPATIAL - Secret Thirteen

























SPATIAL supplies an ambient mix for SECRET THIRTEEN, representing DATA70 and EKOPLEKZ's recent WNCL021 EP



MYLER

























MYLER, follows up his insane "Gorilla Biscuits" EP for PENNYROYAL with a hard-as-nails guest mix for GROUNDED, featuring the leadcut from CEO's WNCL022 EP.




You can also hear Myler's excellent "Bad Jokes" on NO LOGO Records in my recent guest mix for SKIRMISH




14 November 2014

DAVID BOWIE

























Check the small print...

11 November 2014

RANDOMER - Boiler Room






















RANDOMER in the mix for Boiler Room, includes lead cut from WNCL022 (CEO "Screeching")...

08 November 2014

PHONICA MIX

























PHONICA RECORDS Mix Series hosts the latest WNCL mixtape. Here's what they have to say...

For the seventh Phonica Mix Series we present West Norwood Cassette Library, who has put together a special 45 minute showcase of WNCL productions and label releases including plenty of upcoming and as yet unreleased selections.  

If Bob's mix has tickled your fancy, WNCL are as busy as ever, having just put out a new Ekoplekz 12", a new Various Artists remix EP ('We Are Family Vol. 2) AND a new C.E.O 12". If that isn't enough, there's a brand new Don Froth 12" on its way too. Phew!

01. DON FROTH - A Broad Range (forthcoming WNCL023)
02. C.E.O - Crayons (WNCL022)
03. C.E.O - Spuud (WNCL022)
04. WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY - Acid Jazz (Bonus Beats) (XLR8R Download)
05. GIRLS OF THE INTERNET - Four Pints (WNCL018)
06. T. ESELLE - Garibaldi (West Norwood Cassette Library Remix) (forthcoming Wholemeal)
07. KEVIN McPHEE - In Circles (Kamikaze Space Programme Drum Tool) (WNCL020)
08.
KEVIN McPHEE - TW (Dubplate)
09. C.E.O - Screeching (WNCL022)
10. MIA DORA - Freckles (West Norwood Cassette Library Remix) (Dubplate)
11.
DON FROTH - Body X JD (forthcoming WNCL023)
12. BROTHERS GRIMM - Exodus (West Norwood Cassette Library Remix) (Dubplate)
13.
DON FROTH - Tunnelvision (West Norwood Cassette Library Remix) (Froth’n)
14.
DON FROTH - Live Notes (forthcoming WNCL023)
15. EKOPLEKZ - Dropkone (WNCL021)
 


Read more over at the PHONICA BLOG

Listen to the mixtape on SOUNDCLOUD



Listen to the mixtape on MIXCLOUD


 

 

05 November 2014

CEO - Unearthed Sounds Mix

























C.E.O marks the release of his new EP on WNCL Recordings this week with an mixtape for record shop / distributor UNEARTHED SOUNDS.

Read all about it HERE



27 October 2014

WNCL022

























WNCL Recordings is proud to present debutant C.E.O (Chinedu Eric Okere). Fresh out of North West London and drawing from a wide pool of influence - from his Nigerian heritage to the heady days of FWD - C.E.O presents his unique take on Techno in the form of this 6 track EP.

LABEL: WNCL Recordings
CAT NO: WNCL022
ARTIST: C.E.O
TITLE: The Major Edits EP
FORMAT: 12" Vinyl / Digital
RELEASE DATE: 27th October / 10th November 2014

TRACKLIST
A1:Screeching
A2: Kaanit
A3: Zaapp

B1: Loud
B2: Spuud
B3: Crayons

BANDCAMP
You can pick this up from the WNCL Bandcamp store. Vinyl purchases come with free mp3 downloads, discount for full digital bundle



26 October 2014

WNCL - Mixtape Round Up

It's still always a thrill to hear any WNCL output in the mix or on the radio. Big ups to the various bad-boy selectors and friends of the extended Cassette Library family, repping the latest releases from WNCL Recordings in their mixes...
























AQUARIAN turns in a couple of high profile mixes this month...

KEVIN McPHEE "In Circles" (Kamikaze Space Programme's Drum Tool) from WNCL020 featured in his mix for  RESIDENT ADVISOR

WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY "Drop" (Knowing Looks Remix) from WNCL020 featured in his mix for DUMMY

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DJ FOSTER, our friend from Sub FM, on guest mix duty. KEVIN McPHEE "In Circles" (Kamikaze Space Programme's Drum Tool) from WNCL020 features in his mix for the BASS MUSIC AWARDS

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WARLOCK, the legend, still holding it down on KOOL FM every Tuesday.

Catch the aforementioned KNOWING LOOKS remix (WNCL020), EKOPLEKZ "Dropkone" (WNCL021) and a sneak preview of the forthcoming DON FROTH EP (WNCL023) on the show from 7th OCTOBER

You also get the chance to check CEO "Zaapp" (WNCL022), GIRLS OF THE INTERNET "Spam Folder" (WNCL018) and WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY "Get Lifted" (WNCL006) on the show from 21st OCTOBER

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...and finally, our old friend Oli Marlow from SONIC ROUTER gets on a Sun Ra flex (hence the pic) and drops in EKOPLEKZ "Ekztatik" (WNCL021) as part of his latest podcast for BLEEP

11 October 2014

WNCL021 - Reviews





















Latest reviews just in...

"...a collection that for the most part belongs in the club, albeit a pretty far-out one"

"...more likely to induce discomfort on a dance floor than to stir it into motion"
RESIDENT ADVISOR 

"...the listening experience is intense and disorientating, like wading through a murky swamp of alien wildlife"

08 October 2014

WEST END GIRLS - Archive


















Yesterday's radio show now archived over at MIXCLOUD

TRACKLIST
THE BEATLES . It's All Too Much (EMI)
THE BODYSNATCHERS . Let's Do Rocksteady (2 Tone)
KRAFTWERK . Numbers (EMI)
NEW ORDER . Ecstasy (Factory)
STEINSKI & THE MASS MEDIA . The Motorcade Sped On (NME)
JACK FROST & THE CIRCLE JERKS . Two To The Max (Trax)
HYPER-ON EXPERIENCE . Thunder Grip (Moving Shadow)
THE MESSENGER (TODD EDWARDS) . Guide My Soul (Nervous)
2562 . Channel One (Tectonic)



06 October 2014

WEST END GIRLS























WEST END GIRLS (aka Nicole and Abi from SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE) host a monthly weekly show on new-ish internet radio station SOHO RADIO.

I'll be popping down there tomorrow morning for about half an hour to talk about stuff and play tunes that have influenced and inspired over the years.

Here's the low down:

DATE: Tuesday 7th October
TIME: 10am - 12pm
LISTEN: SOHO RADIO
FACEBOOK: WEST END GIRLS 

05 October 2014

WNCL021 - DJ Mag


















EKOPLEKZ has just unleashed his new 6 track 12" EP ("Rock La Bibliotek") on WNCL Recordings and gets the honour of a double feature within the review pages of DJ Mag this month.

...more like an opening set in a dank club in Elephant & Castle than any main room affair. Muted, dubwise, spatial and trippy with a hint of low-end theory pulse.
Dubstep Reviews

I’ve been waiting for Ekoplekz to do something like this for what seems like a long, long time...these six tracks completely revel in their newfound directness.
Bass Reviews

12" vinyl (with free mp3 bundle) and digital release for sale from the WNCL BANDCAMP site

03 October 2014

FROTH ON RINSE FRANCE

























DON FROTH has been cooking up something fresh for WNCL Recordings - watch this space for more news on that before the year is out.

In the meantime, he will be manning the controls at RINSE FM (France) TONIGHT!! From the man himself...


I will be broadcasting live from Paris on RINSE France this Friday October 3rd from 10pm to Midnight. (1pm PST) 

Tune in to hear some brand new slice from Vip, West Norwood Cassette Library, Draveng, Warlock, CEO, some unknowns and unexpected(s) and tracks from my new record out next month on WNCL recordings. + more. and the usual botched shouts. 

26 September 2014

STUDIO 338

























STUDIO 338 in Greenwich, London will be hosting a series of parties called INTO THE FOREST where they will be decking the place out in ivy and vines, apparently. I'll be playing at the launch on Saturday 4th October.

Get the full lowdown at FACT and RA 

RIVET

























More mixtape action - this time RIVET shares his recent set at the Museum of Modern Art in Sweden, featuring "Ekztatik", the lead cut on the new Ekoplekz "Rock La Bibliotek" EP (WNCL021)





18 September 2014

ROGER S

























ROGER S presents the latest episode of his RELEASE YOURSELF radio show. Guest mix from FCL featuring WNCL019 ("Missing You") in the tracklist.






10 September 2014

BANDCAMP

























The WNCL Recordings Bandcamp store is now open for business...

10" VINYL: £7.00 + postage
12" VINYL: £8.00 + postage
DIGITAL:  £1.00 per track

- All vinyl purchases come with free mp3 bundle
- Reductions for full digital release purchases

Check the store HERE

07 September 2014

WNCL021

























In the beginning, Ekoplekz promised WNCL Recordings that, should he attempt to make any tracks for the club, he would get in touch. Good to his word, the artist formerly known as Gutterbreakz aka Nick Edwards has delivered this 6 track beast. It does rather beg the questions – which clubs has he been frequenting? And how do we get on the guest list?

LABEL: WNCL Recordings
CAT NO: WNCL021
ARTIST: Ekoplekz
TITLE: Rock la Bibliotek EP
FORMAT: 12" Vinyl / Digital
RELEASE DATE: 22nd September / 29th September 2014

TRACKLIST
A1: Sarkaztik
A2: Evakuate
A3: Dropkone

B1: Metronomik
B2: Perplekzed
B3: Ekztatik

PRESS
More info at FACT 

PRE-ORDER
All vinyl orders come with free mp3 bundle only at WNCL's store at BANDCAMP


30 August 2014

SKIRMISH MIX












Interview and a 'WNCL's best-of-2014-so-far' type guest mix over at SKIRMISH


18 August 2014

WNCL020 - Digital






















JUNO have the exclusive on the digital release of WNCL020 this week (available everywhere else from August 25th)  and has been selected amongst the staff picks at BEATPORT 

"...a positively bumping set of results that truly define where the label is at right now"
JUNO

"...an inspired update"
BEATPORT

Or buy it straight from source
VINYL + Free mp3 Bundle: BANDCAMP


16 August 2014

APIARY SESSIONS

























WNCL Leftfield Division! Ekoplekz live, Spatial and West Norwood Cassette Library on deck - appearing at the APIARY SESSIONS in London

06 August 2014

APPLEBLIM - XLR8R Podcast

























More drum tool love on the XLR8R podcast series, this time courtesy of APPLEBLIM. His mix features KEVIN McPHEE "In Circles" (Kamikaze Space Programme) and can be heard HERE

ORDER (VINYL + Free mp3 Bundle): BANDCAMP


03 August 2014

STRAY LANDINGS - The Conversation

















STRAY LANDINGS host an interview between West Norwood Cassette Library and J Tijn in the first of a new series called THE CONVERSATION.

01 August 2014

BBC RADIO 3 - What's Going On















Max Reinhardt dropped WNCL's "What's Going On? (Stuff Is Happening)" on his LATE JUNCTION show on BBC Radio 3 last night

Stream the show on RADIO 3
Hear the full track on SOUNDCLOUD
Find out more from FRONT & FOLLOW

30 July 2014

WNCL020 - Juno

























"It seems about the right time for a second volume of We Are Family..."

Get the lowdown on the latest release on WNCL Recordings over at JUNO

12" Vinyl release on 4th August
Digital release exclusively at Juno on 18th August
Digital release  generally available on 25th August
ORDER (VINYL + Free mp3 Bundle): BANDCAMP


RANDOMER - XLR8R Podcast






















RANDOMER in the mix, featuring BOBBY CHAMPS "Krenshaw" (J Tijn's Drum Tool) from the forthcoming "WE ARE FAMILY VOL.2" EP on WNCL Recordings.

Check it out over at XLR8R
Charted at JUNO
ORDER (VINYL + Free mp3 Bundle): BANDCAMP

 

26 July 2014

GUEST MIX - Nightflight, Fritz FM























Tobias Koch, host of the NIGHTFLIGHT show on Berlin's FRITZ FM will be hosting a 1 hour West Norwood Cassette Library guest mix this weekend.

The show starts at midnight on Sunday 27th July (going into Monday 28th)

TRACKLIST

INTRO: DATA 70 . Return to Form (Space Loops Vol. 1) (Enraptured)
01. J.TIJN . Flat (West Norwood Cassette Library Remix) (forthcoming WNCL Recordings)
02. FALTY DL . Huff & Puff Bruk (Swamp 81)
03. SEVEN DAVIS JR . Friends (Classic)
04. TREVOR DEEP JR . Git Jazzy (featuring Jazzy Doc) (HPT.Y)
05. BOXWORK . That’s His Take (Unconditional Music)

INTERLUDE: DATA 70 . Live In Munich (Space Loops Vol. 2) (Enraptured)
06. LEVON VINCENT . Games Dub (Underground Quality)
07. J KENZO . TVR (Tempa)
08. DJ CAMACHO . Macho Da Macho (Phuture Trax)
09. U KNOW & THE DRILL . Stackin’ Papers (Slapfunk)
10. S3A . The Return of the Ravist (Phonogramme)

INTERLUDE: DATA 70 . On The Corner (Space Loops Vol. 3) (Enraptured)
11. WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY . Missing You (WNCL Recordings)
12. KNOWING LOOKS . Listen To My 45 (WNCL Recordings)
13. PLASTIC SOUL . Body Form (WNCL Recordings)
14. DON FROTH . Live Notes (forthcoming WNCL Recordings)
15. GIRLS OF THE INTERNET . Prostate Exam (WNCL Recordings)

INTERLUDE: DATA 70 . Delay In Glass (Space Loops Vol. 3)
16. DEMDIKE STARE . Null Results (Modern Love)
17. TESSELA . Rough 2 (R&S)
18. WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY . Roots (Hypercolour)
19. NICK HOOK & VIN SOL & MATRIXXMAN . I Can Feel It (Classicworks)
20. PANGAEA . Ivy (Hadal)
OUTRO: DATA 70 . Stylus. (Space Loops Vol. 2) (Enraptured)

LISTEN LIVE
DOWNLOAD AFTER THE SHOW

24 July 2014

WNCL020 - Thump

















"We're sweating just listening to the new WNCL record..."

THUMP are hosting a full stream of the upcoming WNCL Recordings release this week. The vinyl will be in your shops on 4th August.

ORDER (VINYL + Free mp3 Bundle): BANDCAMP


CURIOSITY - Interview





















CURIOSITY - a collection of interviews hosted by a young Japanese explorer on his travels - is now published in a rather attractively presented magazine. I am among the interviewees, dithering on about the usual stuff...

08 July 2014

WNCL019 - High On Beats




















"WNCL's continued exploration of mixing classic sounds in forward thinking way is a success in the sense that it forces you to think about music differently..."


WNCL still getting some interest - a review this week over at HIGH ON BEATS

ORDER (VINYL + Free mp3 Bundle): BANDCAMP


06 July 2014

WNCL020 - Solar Flares





















"...cranking up the clonk, bonk and thump."

A tidy round up review of the forthcoming WNCL Recordings offering over at SOLAR FLARES

ORDER (VINYL + Free mp3 Bundle): BANDCAMP



04 July 2014

IVY



















Ivy Bhamra, born at 5.55am on Friday 4th July in Kings College Hospital, London SE5

02 July 2014

BOXWORK - That's His Take























It's time for another mutual love-in. From the ashes of Well Rounded Records (terrible pun intended) and it's multitude of magnificent sub labels, comes a brand new venture - UNCONDITIONAL MUSIC.

The first release is from Cassette Library fave, BOXWORK, with his "Pressureface" EP (I've been waiting an age to get my hands on the absolute banger tucked away on the B side, "That's His Take").

You can read an interview with the producer and grab a free track over at GET SOME

19 June 2014

WNCL020

























It's time for another family reunion...

LABEL: WNCL Recordings
CAT NO: WNCL020
ARTIST: Various Artists
FORMAT: 12" vinyl / Digital
RELEASE DATE: August 2014

TRACKLIST
A1: BOBBY CHAMPS . Krenshaw (J.Tijn's Drum Tool)
A2: WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY . Drop (Knowing Looks Remix)
B1: KEVIN McPHEE . In Circles (Kamikaze Space Programme's Drum Tool)
B2: J.TIJN . Flat (West Norwood Cassette Library Remix)

ORDER (VINYL + Free mp3 Bundle): BANDCAMP


29 May 2014

FOLO

























Back behind the decks, in London this Friday...

EVENT: Folo
DATE: Friday 30th May
VENUE: Rhythm Factory, London
SET TIME: 0130-0300

FACEBOOK
RESIDENT ADVISOR
 

22 May 2014

MUTANT DISCO











Estonia crew, come on down...

EVENT: Mutant Disco
DATE: Friday 23rd May
VENUE: Kultuurikatla Aias, Tallinn, Estonia
SET TIME: 0230-0400

More details HERE

15 May 2014

comm•une - 1st Birthday Mix























comm•une collective celebrate their 1st birthday with a party at the Dance Tunnel, Dalston, London tonight. More details HERE

To my shame, I've yet to attend one of their highly rated nights but they still send me their flyers in the form of beautifully minimal postcards via what's left of the Royal Mail. Worthy of a big up for the effort alone.

THROWING SNOW has also marked the occasion with a celebratory mixtape, featuring a stellar track list, shout-outs, field recordings and the latest WNCL (Missing You) release for good measure.

Check it HERE

 

14 May 2014

J TIJN - Fact Mix
























J TIJN, the star of WNCL016 and general all-round bad boy, comes with the goods for the latest in the FACT mix series....




12 May 2014

WNCL019 - Resident Advisor

















"One thing's for sure - WNCL will never do ordinary..."

WNCL019 gets a nice review today over at RESIDENT ADVISOR
ORDER (VINYL + Free mp3 Bundle): BANDCAMP