10 December 2016

SKATEPAL


SKATEPAL are having a fund raising Christmas bash to build skate parks for kids in Palestine.

I'll be on deck at 1am. Come down and have a dance.

EVENT: Skatepal Xmas Party
DATE: Saturday 10th December
TIME: 10pm -3am
VENUE: White Post Cafe, Hackney Wick
INFO: FACEBOOK

02 December 2016

NUM.LOCK - ##1 Versions (A3002)





















"...West Norwood Cassette Library harking back to early Surgeon releases with a booming recast of 'AYac'..."

Digital only, remix EP from the Aa3 Corp label available to purchase from Bandcamp

30 November 2016

RANSOM NOTE - Hot Air Podcast













If you can stomach an hour of me droning on to poor old Joe Europe for Ransom Note, then check out the latest in the Hot Air podcast series. 





28 November 2016

MIXCLOUD - C.E.O





















WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY
's latest show on BALAMII RADIO from the weekend, featuring a guest mix (with the 25 minute power cut edited out!) from C.E.O is now available to stream on MIXCLOUD

21 November 2016

BALAMII RADIO - C.E.O






















SATURDAY 26th NOVEMBER

THIS SATURDAY!
Back on BALAMII RADIO. West Norwood Cassette Library and special guest C.E.O will be broadcasting from 3-5pm.

01 November 2016

WNCL029






















After his recently, well acclaimed Balearic adventures as “Jane In Palma”, DON FROTH makes a welcome return to the WNCL fold. He comes out fighting with the bass and bleep heavy “HR22”, nicely juxtaposed with the equally quirky but altogether more soulful sounds on “Joint Loose”. 

Flip to the B side for more jump up adventures with "DOCs" and, by popular demand, his previously bite-sized cut “A Broad Range” gets extended into a full on acid squelch “Widescreen Mix” to close the show.

LABEL: WNCL Recordings
CAT NO: WNCL029
ARTIST: Don Froth
TITLE: D.O.C. E.P
FORMAT: 12" vinyl / digital
RELEASE DATE: 25th November / 9th December

TRACKLIST
A1: HR22
A2: Joint Loose
B1: DOCs
B2: A Broad Range (Widescreen Mix)

PREVIEW

30 October 2016

MIXCLOUD - Boxwork





















The latest episode of the WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY radio show on BALAMII RADIO, featuring BOXWORK in the guest mix hot seat, is now available to stream on MIXCLOUD

28 October 2016

WNCL028 - In Shops Now





















WNCL028 - the new 12", 4 track EP by BOXWORK - is available to purchase in shops today.

You can also grab the vinyl (with free mp3 bundle) from the WNCL BANDCAMP STORE

The EP is impeccable - Altered Natives
Don Froth's Drum Tool. Yeah, like that a lot - Bill Brewster
All tracks are fab - Bleaching Agent
Strong release, Heavy - MJ Cole
Great release! - Tom Dicicco
Dope stuff - Norman Nodge
Dope! - Roska
10000000% support from me - Skream

25 October 2016

THE COMPLETE DAVID BOWIE





















"The Next Day...also incorporated melodic elements of Brand New Heavy, a 1997 single by Paul Bateman and Bob Bhamra, a duo who recorded under the name Plastic Soul"

An updated and revised edition of this book is out now

17 October 2016

BALAMII RADIO - Boxwork





















SATURDAY 29th OCTOBER

Save the date! Back soon on BALAMII RADIO. West Norwood Cassette Library and special guest BOXWORK will be broadcasting from 3-5pm.

11 October 2016

WARLOCK - Kool FM





















WARLOCK featured WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY "Theme To Street Knowledge Parts 1 + 2" (forthcoming SNEAKER SOCIAL CLUB) on his legendary KOOL FM show today. Thank you!


27 September 2016

MIXCLOUD - Don Froth




















WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY's latest show on BALAMII RADIO from the weekend, featuring a guest mix from DON FROTH is now available to stream on MIXCLOUD


21 September 2016

BALAMII RADIO - Don Froth





















SATURDAY 24th SEPTEMBER

Back on BALAMII RADIO this weekend. West Norwood Cassette Library and special guest DON FROTH will be broadcasting from 3-5pm.

11 September 2016

WNCL028





















BOXWORK is the latest Cassette Library recruitment to run the voodoo down with tales of things that go bump and grind in the night. With remix assistance from label mate Don Froth, Boxwork's collection of spooks and thrills breaks a 3 year silence, soon to be followed up with albums for Shades and Youngbloods

LABEL: WNCL Recordings
CAT NO: WNCL028
ARTIST: Boxwork
TITLE: Spooks and Thrills EP
FORMAT: 12" vinyl / digital
RELEASE DATE: 28th October / 4th November

TRACKLIST
A1: Ghosts (Original Mix)
A2: Remember The Freak?
B1: Hot Wheels 2
B2: Ghosts (Don Froth's Drum Tool)

PREVIEW

06 September 2016

BANDCAMP SALE






50% OFF ALL VINYL RELEASES
12" £4.00 + p&p + free mp3
10" £3.50 + p&p + free mp3


OFFER ENDS 30th SEPTEMBER 2016 

31 August 2016

SPATIAL - Juno Plus





















SPATIAL
 in the mix for JUNO PLUS, repping the Cassette Library with cuts from forthcoming EP's by BOXWORK (WNCL028) and DON FROTH (WNCL029)...

28 August 2016

MIXCLOUD - Spatial






















The latest episode of the WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY radio show on BALAMII RADIO, featuring SPATIAL in the guest mix hot seat, is now available to stream on MIXCLOUD

 

22 August 2016

BALAMII RADIO - Spatial





















SATURDAY 27th AUGUST
Back on BALAMII RADIO this weekend...

West Norwood Cassette Library and special guest Spatial (aka MATT SPENDLOVE - boss man at INFRASONICS) will be broadcasting from 3-5pm.

This one's an outdoor broadcast from THE NINES (PECKHAM) so come down and say hello...

18 August 2016

DATA 70 - Rinse FM





















Nice to hear DATA 70 is still in BEN UFO's record bag. "Original Transmission" from SPACE LOOPS VOLUME ONE (Enraptured Records) opened the HESSLE AUDIO show on RINSE FM

05 August 2016

SPATIAL - Mixmag





















SPATIAL, aka MATT SPENDLOVE  aka head honcho of INFRASONICS, is interviewed over at FACT this week, talking about his latest live escapades at Mutek in Montreal. 

Watch this space - he'll also be in the guest mix hot seat later this month for the WNCL Show on BALAMII RADIO...


31 July 2016

MIXCLOUD - J Tijn




















WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY's debut show on BALAMII RADIO from yesterday, featuring a guest mix from J. TIJN is now available to stream on MIXCLOUD




25 July 2016

BALAMII RADIO - J Tijn





















Get your wireless ready...

West Norwood Cassette Library begins a monthly broadcast on BALAMII RADIO on SATURDAY 30th JULY from 3-5pm

Bass and Bleeps from SE27 - upfront sounds, a trawl through the Library Archives plus an "anything goes" set from special guest J TIJN

Future WNCL transmissions on the last Saturday of every month...

13 July 2016

JANE IN PALMA





















JANE IN PALMA is the new moniker of Cassette Library top dog DON FROTH. He gives the lowdown on the new project to RANSOM NOTE

27 June 2016

RINSE FM - SoundCloud





















Yesterday's RINSE FM cover show for Yasmin now up on SoundCloud. Here's the full track list...

FOREIGN LEGION . Full Time B-Boy (Instrumental) (ABB)
BYRON THE AQUARIUS . Intro (Sampling As An Art)
TENDERLONIUS . 22 Truckin (Sounds of the Universe)
FYI CHRI . Compared to What (Banoffee Pies)
MORGAN GEIST . Lullaby (Environ)
MADTEO . Voracious Culturilizer Disco Mix (M.A.D.T.E.O)
CHAOS IN THE CBD . Background Explorer (Yam)
CHRISSY . The Right to Dance With Somebody (La Misson's Edits and Beans)
ACID FILTER . Raw Sensation (Chicago Basement Trax)
BEANER . Co-Opted and Exoticized (J Choirboy Cheeky Co-Opt) (La Misson)
BEANER . Blackmouth (Live) (La Misson)
ORLANDO VOORN . Swing It (OV & Paty Pat) (Roundabout Sounds)
JAMES DUNCAN . Franklin Stop (WNCL Recordings)
BOXWORK . That's His Take (Unconditional Music)
BROTHER'S VIBE . Lonliness (Mixx)
DEGO . Save It Till Later (Neroli)
BYRON THE AQUARIUS . The Love Below (Sampling As An Art)
LASZLO DANCEHALL . Tide In (Wolf)
FRITS WENTINK . Rising Sun, Falling Coconut (Heist)
RED RACK 'EM . Wonky Bassline Disco Banger (Bergerac)
MIND CONTROL MUSIC . M.C.M (Trax)
J TIJN . Shmudge (In An Instant)
JESSE PEREZ . What You Say About My Momma (Truncate Remix) (Edible)
G MAN . Zeno (Beautiful)
MIKE DEHNERT . Starbase (Echochord Colours)
YALEESA HALL & MALIN . Lucas Three (Will & Ink)
HIROAKI LIZUKA . Primitive Spirit (Self Reflektion)
BROTHERS GRIMM . Exodus (West Norwood Cassette Library Remix) (Dubplate)
JUST JUS . Power (Misterio)
TREASURE . Wiggles (Treasure)
JKRIV & FREE MAGIC . Emmanuel (Razor N Tape)


26 June 2016

RINSE FM - 26th June






















A very last minute update for you - I'll be stepping up to cover Yasmin's show on Rinse FM this afternoon (Sunday 26th)

Expect to hear a Half Term report of my favourite new record releases and re-presses of 2016 so far, alongside a bunch of dusted down dubplates

Here's the lowdown:

DATE: Sunday 26th June
TIME: 3-5pm
LISTEN: RINSE FM

24 June 2016

J TIJN - Updates





















If the recent launch of his own IN AN INSTANT label wasn't enough, J. TIJN fans are in for a treat as there's a bucket load more updates for you here. Click the headings to get linked to the good stuff...

SUICIDE CIRCUS
The Berlin based promoters recently played host to J. Tijn a few weeks back. You can catch his live set on SoundCloud


WATCH THE HYPE
Selecting 4 tracks that have inspired his productions. Watch The Hype also had this to say about his latest WNCL release

 "...his Half Empty Half Full EP for WNCL Recordings last year demonstrated a deeper side to his production, giving light to more versatility in his music..."


STRAY LANDINGS
5 most memorable gigging experiences...plus some more kind words from the SL guys about J's WNCL EP's

"Both HEHF and his previous contribution to the imprint, ‘Flat’, present a much wider spectrum of dancefloor pursuits than you might have come to expect..."


11 June 2016

HARRY STEDMAN





















I contributed the retro-pastiche soundtrack for HARRY STEDMAN's bash at this year's London Fashion Week. THE INSTANT PARTY - "68 Express" (albeit in edited form...)

10 June 2016

IN AN INSTANT


Exciting news for J. TIJN fans as the producer launches a brand new label, IN AN INSTANT

The debut release features 3 tracks from the man himself - a diverse collection of cuts that push the boundaries and keep you on your toes. (A certain Cassette Librarian and his wife may have had a hand in the label design...)

Vinyl and Digital available now, directly from BANDCAMP

02 June 2016

SONIC CITY

















SONIC CITY | Philip Skoczkowski
OPENING, JUNE 2 | 8–MIDNIGHT [yes, bar]
RALLY GALLERY, 12 OSSINGTON AVE, TORONTO
Note: Exhibition open June 2-8, 2016

ABOUT THE WORK
Sonic City is photo-based a/v documentary that explores the relationships between urban development and music culture. With places and spaces at the core of the project, Sonic City aims to shed light onto music production, consumption, and dissemination across Toronto and beyond.


BIO
Philip Skoczkowski is a multidisciplinary researcher/ practitioner whose work revolves around contemporary citizen engagement, culture and development. Motivated by his background in international development and politically charged work, Philip is currently exploring the relationship between space, sound, and the importance of music culture as social capital.


LINKS 
FACEBOOK


26 May 2016

PRMF - Video

The official video for the Peckham Rye Music Festival...


18 May 2016

PRMF - Mixcloud





















For those of you who missed it, my set at last weekend's PECKHAM RYE MUSIC FESTIVAL was recorded by BALAMII RADIO and is available to stream now on MIXCLOUD


17 May 2016

PRMF - Shouts















"...The awesome sound that Junk Son created on stage and the ethereal beautifulness of Wyles & Simpson, were prefect punctuation for West Norwood Cassette Library and Mickey Pearce’s blistering sets..."

Shouts out to the PECKHAM RYE MUSIC FESTIVAL crew for last weekend's debut shindig. Get the lowdown HERE

14 May 2016

PRMF


PECKHAM RYE MUSIC FESTIVAL is on. Right now!

I'll be down there on Saturday. Come and say hello!

EVENT: Peckham Rye Music Festival
DATE: Saturday 14th May
TIME: 9-10.30pm
VENUE: Level 1, Bussey Building, Peckham Rye


13 May 2016

JUNO CHART - May 2016

I'm getting worse at keeping up with my Juno Charts, particularly this blog review business. Which is OK because I suspect nobody's reading. But just in case...

You can listen to the whole thing HERE

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1. JAMES DUNCAN . Brooklyn Beats Vol.1 (WNCL Recordings)
Any surprises that the latest release on WNCL made it to the number one spot on the WNCL chart? I  thought not. Listen to the clips and you'll hear why...



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2. JUS JUST . Power (Misterio)
Misterio back on the mentalist gospel rant tip. One sided perfection.



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3. BYRON THE AQUARIUS . High Life EP (Sound Signature)
Run Sa on the flip is my choice and the perfect soundtrack for some live drum astral travelling



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4. BLAWAN . The Communicat 1022 EP (Ternesc)
Track 3, Lit Up Communicat, throws up a pleasantly soulful surpirse on this third insallment of Ternesc releases. My favourite in the series to date



***

5. MSLWTE . E121 EP (Orbis)
I heard clips of this on Sunil Sharpe's excellent Quarterly Crate review on YouTube. Track 2 is a fine slice of heavy heavy funk.



***

6. DEGO . Dego & The 2000 Black Family (Neroli)
A great schizophrenic package here. The A side's dripping with soul but it's great to hear Dego getting gnarly again with some dirt on the flipside



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7. J CHOIRBOY / BEANER . Altar Ego EP (La Mission)
La Mission clearly on a roll right now. I would have thought I'd have plumped for the rave-tastic, breaks heavy lead cut but it's actually the chunky edit that closes the EP that wins it for me this time.



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8. CHRISSY . The Right To Dance With Somebody (La Mission)
More La Mission goodies. Chrissy supplies the launch release for the Beans edit series with a seriously killer (and apt) A side cut.



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9. SIMON WEISS . Tele Vision (Voyage Direct)
Conjures up warm nostalgic feelings from the golden days of pirate radio - I could almost be listening to Fantasy FM circa 89-90



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10. J. TIJN . Half Empty Half Full EP (WNCL Recordings)
This month I couldn't quite muster up 10 brand new records that I liked enough to actually buy so I'm throwing my hat in again for the latest J Tijn release (again)



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12 May 2016

E.G.D - MIXCLOUD





















Last week's guest spot for Joe Robert's ECSTACY GARAGE DISCO show on MeatTransmission Radio is now available to stream on MIXCLOUD.



06 May 2016

E.G.D - MEATransMISSION






















TOMORROW (Saturday 7th May 2016)

I will be in the guest mix hot seat for the ECSTACY GARAGE DISCO show on MEATtransMISSION radio, hosted by JOE ROBERTS, from 4-6pm, playing selections from the WNCL Recordings back catalogue.

The inimitable West Norwood Cassette Library will be joining me from 4-6pm tomorrow on MEATtransMISSION radio. Longtime fan of his work, as well as the label, the West Norwood area, cassettes and libraries so it should be a corker.
Joe Roberts, E.G.D 

TUNE IN: http://www.meattransmission.com/

GLENN MIDDLEDITCH





















GLENN MIDDLEDITCH is interviewed for LET'S BE BRIEF, discussing the PECKHAM RYE MUSIC FESTIVAL (I'll see you at the Bussey Building on Saturday 14th May) - also dropping in a nice little plug for VERSO BOOKS "Trans" by Juliet Jacques. Cheers Glenn!

You can read all about it HERE

29 April 2016

FAMILY WE CHOOSE













FACEBOOK

RED RACK'EM





















RED RACK'EM in the mix on the latest GROOVE podcast, featuring JAMES DUNCAN's "Nostrand Stop" from WNCL027

26 April 2016

RINSE FM - Soundcloud

























Last Friday's guest mix for the Hypercolour show on Rinse FM is now up to stream and download from Soundcloud. Somewhere around the 1h30m mark is half an hour of beats and breaks and stuff...

TRACKLIST
PRESSURE DROP . Part 13 (Hard Hands)
DON FROTH . Live Notes (WNCL Recordings)
DANCE . Ha (Blank Mind)
PHYSICAL THERAPY . Hit The Breaks (Bonus Beats) (Liberation Technologies)
THOMAS BANGALTER . Spinal Beats (Roule)
HNNY . Trummor (Local Talk)
PEARSON SOUND . Power Drumsss (Hessle Audio)
J. TIJN . Decimated #8 (WNCL Recordings)
JAMES DUNCAN . Fulton Stop (WNCL Recordings)
MARK FARINA . Bringin Tha Track (Om)
HOUSE OF JAZZ feat. LADINA WHITFIELD . Time Out 4 Luv (Ebola Mix) (Urgent Music Works)
ARMAND VAN HELDEN . Nrongo Ra Mrongo (Strictly Rhythm)
JUS JUST . Power (Misterio)


22 April 2016

RINSE FM - Hypercolour

























TONIGHT!

I'm in the guest mix hot seat tonight (Friday 22nd April) for the HYPERCOLOUR show on RINSE FM.

Half an hour of drum tracks, bonus beats, tribal percussion and chants only. 11pm - 1am. Here come the drums!

19 April 2016

RSD - Mixcloud

























There it is. Last Saturday's "Everyday Is Record Store Day" set for Yam Records is now streaming on Mixcloud courtesy of Balamii Radio. First time using a rotary mixer. Don't judge.

45rpm Archives
INNEL YOUNG . Next Ball Game
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE . Running Away
PROFESSOR LONGHAIR . Big Chief
JAMES BROWN . Soul Pride pt. II
LYN COLLINS . Rock Me Again and Again and Again and Again and Again and Again
THE MOHAWKS . The Champ
THE SUPREMES . Stoned Love
NINA SIMONE . Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter
DARROW FLETCHER . What Good Am I Without You
JAMES BROWN . I've Got Money
WORLD COLUMN . So Is The Sun
GOOGIE RENE COMBO . Smokey Joe's La La
BILLY PRESTON . Billy's Bag
AQUARIAN DREAM . Look Ahead
THE EMOTIONS . I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love
HERBIE HANCOCK . I Thought It Was You

WNCL Recordings Self Indulgence
WNCL019 . WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY . Missing You
WNCL010 . WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY . Coming On Strong
WNCL023 . DON FROTH . Live Notes
WNCL027 . JAMES DUNCAN . Franklin Stop
WNCL025 . WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY . Blonde on Blonde (Dunkel VIP)
WNCL013 . BOBBY CHAMPS . Krenshaw
WNCL017 . PLASTIC SOUL . I Got It


14 April 2016

EVERY DAY IS RSD


THIS SATURDAY!!!

Anti-Record Store Day vibes from Peckham's finest YAM RECORDS. They will be playing host to a slew of local DJ's and labels over the whole day. I'll be joining in the fun, jumping on the decks at around 6pm.

And the whole thing will be broadcast live on BALAMII radio...

EVENT: Every Day Is Record Store Day
DATE: Saturday 16th April
VENUE: Yam Records, Peckham, London
TIME: 11.00am - 9.00pm
PRICE: Free
LINK: FACEBOOK


06 April 2016

ROTA #1































I'll be headlining for a new night in London Town this THURSDAY (tomorrow!)

EVENT: Rota #1
DATE: Thursday 7th April
VENUE: Corsica Studios, London
TIME: 10.30pm - 3.00am
PRICE: Free before 11pm / £4.00 after

LINKS
TICKETS
FACEBOOK

02 April 2016

WNCL027 - Beatport



Beatport staff showing some class this week!

31 March 2016

ROTA - Mixcloud















ROTA's show on Balamii Radio, including the West Norwood Cassette Library guest mix, is now available to stream on MIXCLOUD


26 March 2016

ROTA - Balamii Radio


























ROTA is a new night coming soon to Corsica Studios. In the lead up to the opening night, they will also be hosting a show on South London's Balamii Radio.

I'll be dusting off my "Guest Mix" hat once again and turning in a half hour mix of James Duncan productions, the cover star of the latest WNCL Recordings release.

Here's the lowdown:

DATE: Wednesday 30th March
TIME: 7-9pm
LISTEN: BALAMII RADIO

Get locked on and enjoy the show

25 March 2016

WNCL027 - Digital


















Digital people, your day has arrived. WNCL027 is now available digitally at all your usual outlets or straight from the source...

WNCL BANDCAMP STORE

18 March 2016

WNCL027 - In Shops Now
























WNCL027 is now available to buy on vinyl (digital purchasers hold tight until next week).

Grab a copy from

BANDCAMP
All purchases come with free mp3 bundle

SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE
"...deep house bubblers..." 

JUNO
"Duncan's grooves doff a cap to both New York and New Jersey, while also boasting a grasp of UK house and techno flavours."

REDEYE RECORDS

CLONE RECORDS

14 March 2016

WNCL027 - Stray Landings


















WNCL027 - the new "Brooklyn Beats Vol. 1" EP on WNCL Recrdings by JAMES DUNCAN will be in your stores very soon.

In the meantime, you can read some of his tales of New York over at STRAY LANDINGS

13 March 2016

BUN THE GRID - Mixcloud

























Last night's psych indulgence for BUN THE GRID on RADAR RADIO.

Some obvious choices, some from the depths, some slight departures from the original brief but hopefully nobody minds too much...

TRACKLIST
INTRO . Morning Maniac Music
THE CREATION . How Does It Feel to Feel
THE REMAINS . Don't Look Back
THE NEW YORKERS . Mr. Kirby
THE FACTORY . Path Through The Forest
THE ZOMBIES . Indication
THE BEATLES . Tomorrow Never Knows (Loop)
THE BLOSSOM TOES . Look At Me I'm You
THE ROLLING STONES . Dandelion
DAVID AXELROD . Song of Innocence
TRISTE JANERO . In The Garden
BROADCAST . Pendulum
THE SMALL FACES & STANLEY UNWIN . Happiness Stan (extract)
THE BACHELOR PAD . The Albums of Jack
RAY CATHODE . Waltz In Orbit (Tribute to George Martin R.I.P)

Stream it on MIXCLOUD
Download it HERE