21 November 2017

BALAMII RADIO - Ears Have Eyes vs WNCL Go Bonkers!






















From EARS HAVE EYES...

This Saturday Ears Have Eyes and WNCL Recordings go BONKERS!!!!

For our last Balamii Radio show of Y2K17 we're teaming up with Bob "West Noorwood Cassette Library" Bhamra for a special soundclash live from Holdrons Arcade. We're merging our two shows and going B2B2B for 4 hours straight. Not sure where we'll end up, but I'm sure we'll have fun getting there.

Tune in from 1-5pm on Saturday 25th November.

Huge shout to the massively talented James Shaw off of Cambrian Line for the Hixxy and Sharkey inspired artwork.

18 November 2017

WNCL032 - Phonica





















TÉNÈBRE marks the release of his WNCL032 EP for WNCL Recordings this week by listing his Top 10 for PHONICA RECORDS

17 November 2017

WNCL032 - Laurent Garnier





















LAURENT GARNIER includes "Axe Nord-Sud" from TENEBRE's WNCL032 EP on his latest IT IS WHAT IT SHOW...


16 November 2017

CONTAINER RECORDS


We're pleased to present a South London vinyl institution, gentleman and scholar in-store on Thursday 16th November. West Norwood Cassette Library (WNCL Recordings) will be in the shop arranging a, no doubt painstakingly selected, two hour 92-93 'Ardcore selection from 8pm. All original vinyl of course.

This will be followed for a final hour with more Ardcore you know the score straight from the shop floor by sales assistant DJ team Altar & Waterworks (THEM). Pop down, sink a burger, clutch a beer, throw some shapes....

EVENT: Container Records In-Store
DATE: Thursday 16th November
TIME: 8-10pm
VENUE: Container, Brixton, London
ENTRY: Free
INFO: FACEBOOK

15 November 2017

DREAM CYCLE - Part One






















"...the label's recent output has zig-zagged energetically between the two. Etch and West Norwood Cassette Library made hearty throwbacks to breakbeat hardcore's heyday"

The latest release on SNEAKER SOCIAL CLUB by Dream Cycle gets the review treatment on RESIDENT ADVISOR  today, with a fleeting mention of the recently released West Norwood Cassette Library EP from the same label

10 November 2017

WNCL032 - DJ Mag





















DJ MAG host a brand new mixtape from TÉNÈBRE in light of his new release on WNCL Recordings. Read all about it in their FRESH KICKS series HERE

08 November 2017

WNCL032 - Hardwax





















"Classy, raw, pounding UK Techno Breakbeat hybrid..."

WNCL032 now available at HARDWAX

07 November 2017

LESSONS - Elena Colombi






















Thanks to ELENA COLOMBI for playing West Norwood Cassette Library's "Tom at The Library" track from the just-released 10 year anniversary comp on FRONT AND FOLLOW on her latest NTS Radio show. Pitched down and completely mental.

06 November 2017

WNCL032 - Seek Sick Sound





















TÉNÈBRE delivers a brand new mixtape for SEEK SICK SOUND this week, celebrating the launch of his new EP for WNCL Recordings


05 November 2017

WNCL032 - Juno





















"...a bustling, techno-tempo tribute to the jungle ear rich in fuzzy snares, heavy sub-bass pulses and intoxicating, intelligent techno era samples..."

WNCL032 available now at JUNO

04 November 2017

ROADS





















ROADS is an extended daytime session with some of our favourite selectors playing records together over a few pints. Expect some of the upstarts, established faces and unsung purveyors of the UK underground.

Top selectors and Balamii Radio mates
WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY and LEISUREWARE step up for our next event. West Norwood Cassette Library's been running WNCL Recordings since 2010. More recently, he's been letting his infant pop all the balloons at Leisureware's ambient events...

EVENT: Roads
DATE: Saturday 4th November
TIME: 2-10pm
VENUE: Rye Wax, Peckham Rye, London
ENTRY: Free
INFO: FACEBOOK

03 November 2017

WNCL032 - Bandcamp






















WNCL032 now available on vinyl (+ free mp3s) and all the usual digital formats on the WNCL Bandcamp page...


02 November 2017

WNCL030 - Quarterly Crate






















I really like Sunil Sharpe's THE QUARTERLY CRATE vinyl round up on YouTube, so it's always nice to make the cut. WNCL030 gets included in the track list for the latest episode.

Check it HERE (132h0m)

29 October 2017

WNCL032 - BBC Radio 6 pt.III





















TOM RAVENSCROFT on BBC RADIO 6, once again covering for Tom Robinson and once again doing the honours in support of the forthcoming TÉNÈBRE release on WNCL Recordings. You can hear the lead cut, "Jungle Frontier" at 1h56m HERE

28 October 2017

MIXCLOUD - House music Archives





















The latest WNCL show on BALAMII RADIO is now available to stream on Mixcloud. A 2 hour solo show featuring the usual selection of new releases plus a mini mix of WNCL Recordings 2017 output and a trawl through the 2007 House Music Archives...

27 October 2017

BALAMII RADIO - House Music Archives





















Back on BALAMII RADIO tomorrow, Saturday 28th October from 3-5pm. I'll be flying solo this month, playing brand new cuts from 2107 and delving back into the 2007 House Music Archives

24 October 2017

WNCL032 - Ran$om Note





















RAN$OM NOTE premiere the video for "Axe Nord-Sud" from TÉNÈBRE's forthcoming EP on WNCL Recordings

Read more HERE


20 October 2017

LESSONS - Bandcamp






















OUT TODAY!

LESSONS marks 10 years of the on-going experiment that is the FRONT & FOLLOW record label, and also the 50th official release, bringing together artists from across the years in old guises and new. From our very first collaborator (Elite Barbarian) to our most recent (The Slowest Lift) - via the likes of Pye Corner Audio, Leyland Kirby and Laura Cannell - Lessons reflects the eclectic nature of the label, and our fondness for a special project.

Includes West Norwood Cassette Library's "Tom at The Library"


19 October 2017

LESSONS - The Quietus





















"West Norwood Cassette Library's plunderphonic introduction to the collection feels like the off-kilter sensation of encountering Nurse With Wound at their most ominously silly..."

Full review of the forthcoming FRONT & FOLLOW compilation - "Lessons" - over at THE QUIETUS

18 October 2017

LESSONS - BBC Radio 3





















NICK LUSCOMBE kicked off his LATE JUNCTION show on BBC RADIO 3 with West Norwood Cassette Library's "Tom at The Library", as featured on the forthcoming FRONT AND FOLLOW 10 year anniversary double CD

Check it HERE

17 October 2017

LESSONS - RA





















RESIDENT ADVISOR announce the release of "Lessons", the double CD 10th Anniversary release from FRONT & FOLLOW, featuring WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY "Tom at the Library".

Release date Friday 20th October
Read all about it HERE

16 October 2017

WNCL031 - Dan Curtin RA






















DAN CURTIN aka PURVEYORS OF FINE FUNK charts the latest CALDERA offering (WNCL031) for RESIDENT ADVISOR this month

Check it HERE

14 October 2017

WNCL032 - BBC Radio 6 pt.II





















TOM RAVENSCROFT showing some more love for the new TÉNÈBRE EP, dropping "Density"(around the 2h22m mark) on his stand in show for Tom Robinson on BBC RADIO 6

Check it HERE

13 October 2017

WNCL032 - BBC Radio 6 pt.I





















TOM RAVENSCROFT closes his latest show for BBC RADIO 6 with a teaser ("Zone & Interzone") from the new TÉNÈBRE EP on WNCL Recordings

Check it HERE

12 October 2017

WNCL032 - Mosca NTS





















MOSCA repping the forthcoming TÉNÈBRE EP ("Axe Nord-Sud") on his latest show for NTS RADIO

Check it HERE


09 October 2017

WNCL032


Territory III" should have been the next release on TÉNÈBRE's self- titled artist label. However, as soon as the promo landed, the Cassette Library went on a shameless 'beg, borrow or steal' mission and we are now proud to present WNCL032 – a mind-blowing 4 track EP that successfully blends bass, breaks and techno, peppered with tastefully positioned ambient twists in just the right measure.

LABEL: WNCL Recordings
CAT NO: WNCL032
ARTIST: Ténèbre
TITLE: "Territory III" E.P
FORMAT: 12" vinyl / digital
RELEASE DATE: 3rd November 2017

TRACKLIST
A1: Jungle Frontier
A2: Density
B1: Zone & Interzone
B2: Axe Nord-Sud

PREVIEW

05 October 2017

LESSONS - Narc Magazine


























LESSONS - the forthcoming 10th anniversary compilation on the FRONT & FOLLOW label, featuring WEST NORWOOD CASSETTE LIBRARY "Tom at the Library" - gets a nice review at NARC

30 September 2017

MIXCLOUD - J. Tijn vs WNCL





















The latest BALAMII RADIO show is now available to stream on MixCloud. J TIJN vs WNCL, 2 hours, b2b, 140bpm all the way...

29 September 2017

BALAMII RADIO - J. Tijn vs WNCL





















This Saturday on BALAMII RADIO. I will be going back to back with J. TIJN for a 2 hours, 140bpm soundclash...

22 September 2017

BALAMII - 140bpm Soundclash





















Coming to an online radio station near you soon...

13 September 2017

2nd SUN - Quiteus


"Their previous releases were kinda modish deep-house-teetering-on-techno, remixed by Ben Pearce and West Norwood Cassette Library if that gives you an idea.."

2nd SUN have a new 6 track cassette release on BLUE TAPES and a nice little review over at THE QUIETUS, including a blink-and-you-miss-it fleeting mention of the WNCL Remix from the duo's 2016 vinyl release for YOUNGBLOODS.

A flimsy enough excuse for me to re-plug the 12", still available on the label's Bandcamp page

08 September 2017

CRACK MAG






















"...Dee’s section is typically foot-down techno, enough to blow the cobwebs from anyone listening.
It is Bob Bhamra himself that makes this set so good, however. The first section stays heavy in honour of the guest, with sprinklings of subdued hardcore and well-timed pauses for air..."

CRACK magazine's 5 MIXES YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK included the latest WNCL show for BALAMII RADIO featuring a guest mix from Manni Dee. Read all about at CRACK and check out the show on MIXCLOUD

26 August 2017

MIXCLOUD - Manni Dee





















Latest WNCL show on BALAMII RADIO is now available to stream on MIXCLOUD. Be warned - MANNI DEE turns in a seriously blistering guest mix of his own productions. Bring earplugs!

25 August 2017

BALAMII RADIO - Manni Dee





















MANNI DEE will be the next guest mixer on the WNCL show for BALAMII RADIO, tomorrow - Saturday 26th August. He'll be doing a 45 minute turn exclusively featuring his own productions.

09 August 2017

WNCL031





















CALDERA made his Cassette Library debut on this summer’s Various Artist release – We Are Family Vol.3 – with the excellent and well received “Techon 2L”. He’s back with a full EP’s worth of trax that are better than your average. In fact, they’re 134% OK. OK?

LABEL: WNCL Recordings
CAT NO: WNCL031
ARTIST: Caldera
TITLE: "134% OK" E.P
FORMAT: 12" vinyl / digital
RELEASE DATE: 1st September 2017

TRACKLIST
A1: Weirdpeoplescavedance
A2: The Eight
B1: Switch
B2: Don't Ask Me Why

PREVIEW

31 July 2017

WNCL030 - Hardwax





















"Diverse, fresh, universal Techno/House compatible rhythm tracks as ultimate DJ weapons..."

WNCL030 now available at HARDWAX

29 July 2017

MIXCLOUD - 1st Anniversary





















Despite the rain killing the plans for an outdoor broadcast, today's 1st Anniversary show for BALAMII RADIO was still a lot of fun. I was honoured to play alongside guests Boxwork, C.E.O, Don Froth, Spatial and J.Tijn - all turning in killer 20 minute sets for the occasion. 

Listen back on MIXCLOUD

28 July 2017

BALAMII RADIO - 1st Anniversary





















To celebrate WNCL's 1st year anniversary on BALAMII RADIO this Saturday 29th July, I'll be sharing the spotlight with fellow Cassette Librarian label mates and previous guests - Boxwork, C.E.O, Don Froth, Spatial and J.Tijn.

Broadcasting live from THE NINES in Peckham Rye. Come down!

26 July 2017

WNCL030 - Magnetic Mag






















"West Norwood Cassette Library's 30th issue features a foursome of electronic music shapers including my personal favorite of the bunch, "Decimated #30" by J Tijn..."

MAGNETIC magazine feature WNCL030 in their round up of techno releases this week.

25 July 2017

CAFE OTO
















Tonight - I'll be the warm up / between-act / closing DJ for a host of live electronic acts, headed up by sometime Cassette Librarian, SPATIAL

EVENT: Spatial at Cafe Oto
DATE: Tuesday 25th July
TIME: 7.30pm
VENUE: Cafe Oto, Dalston, London
INFO: CAFE OTO

24 July 2017

HARDCORE LIBRARIANISM - What People Play





















"This producer has definitely studied a lot of books in the UK hardcore library, updating the Hardcore Continuum sound aesthetics to the next level..."


Available digitally at WHAT PEOPLE PLAY

23 July 2017

TRUCK FESTIVAL


Festival time...

EVENT: Truck Festival
DATE: Sunday 23rd July
TIME: 9pm -10.30pm
VENUE: Palm City Stage, Truck, Hill Farm, Oxfordshire
INFO: FACEBOOK

22 July 2017

HARDCORE LIBRARIANISM - Juno Digital






















"Retroverts rejoice!"

Available digitally at JUNO

21 July 2017

WNCL030 - Bandcamp






















WNCL030
VARIOUS ARTISTS
We Are Family Vol. 3 EP
In shops now and available at BANDCAMP


20 July 2017

MARK ARCHER - EPM Podcast





















Not one, not two, but three trax from the HARDCORE LIBRARIANISM EP (Sneaker Social Club) feature on the latest EPM Podcast, mixed by NEXUS 21 / ALTERN 8 hero, Mark Archer.

Read the interview and listen to the mix HERE

19 July 2017

HARDCORE LIBRARIANISM - Resident Advisor





















... entertaining, if not stunning ...

3.5 out of 5, whatever that means, over at RESIDENT ADVISOR

18 July 2017

WNCL019 - Stuart Maconie, BBC6





















Mr Maconie blowing the dust off "WHAT'S THAT SOUND" from WNCL019 on his show last night.

Listen (1h43m) HERE

17 July 2017

WNCL030 - Ransom Note





















RANSOM NOTE premiere KEVIN McPHEE's track "Short Techno" from the Various Artists WE ARE FAMILY VOL. 3 EP, out next on WNCL Recordings

15 July 2017

HARDCORE LIBRARIANISM - Free Breaks Blog





















The label that brought you the first class Exodus remixes and the recent 2 Bad Mice EP strikes solid gold once again. Love rave? You most certainly need this EP!!!

Nice little review over at FREE BREAKS BLOG

14 July 2017

PROXIMO


Welcome to the first in a series of new nights for London's underground; a place where pulsing 4/4 kicks and the heady atmospheres of Techno, ruffneck beats and the chest-rattling subs of Jungle and Drum n Bass mix in a proper JungleTechno rinseout.
All proceeds will be donated to Target Ovarian Cancer.

TONIGHT!

EVENT: Proximo
DATE: Friday 14th July
TIME: 6pm -2am
VENUE: The Victoria, London
INFO: FACEBOOK