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Bambook and Netzell ft Cari Golden ‘What’s the Use’ – review on Pulse

Bambook & Netzell ft Cari Golden - What's The Use

“Rolling effortlessly, it’s juxtaposition of the track’s incessant charm and immediacy with Golden’s spoken word delivery is the key to its success, particularly the similarity her delivery draws with the infamous stalker on Lil Louis’ timeless ‘I called You’. It’s not hard to see why Maceo Plex built many of his stadium slaying sets of last year around it.”

Circus recordings continues a fine run of form with a bamboozler from Bambook and Netzell, Cari Golden delivering a great spoken word vocal. The clubnight has a couple of crackers lined up for Easter Weekend as well, Good Friday at Egg London and then the Camp & Furnace up here in Liverpool for Easter Sunday.

And this recent set from Yousef at Circus is something of an instant classic.

Chris McGee Circus Boxing Night 2012

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We’ve shown love to a tiny Liverpool DJ this week, now it’s time to throw some gushing words towards someone who is the complete opposite, Chris McGee. A bit of a legend on the local scene, his forages into the world of DJing over the past few years ahve seen him play for Hustle, Coco de Mer and now Circus, this recent set a recording of his début there on Boxing Night.

Circus’s next event in the city involves resident Lewis Boardman at the helm for five hours in the Shipping Forecast, whilst down in that there London Yousef invites Circo loco badman DJ W!ld and leftfield funker Jesse Rose up to the platter. Ticket details just here.

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Lee Foss and Matador star for Circus London

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circus London closes of 2012 in the capital with a rather natty party on the 22nd December. Naturally Yousef is at the helm, but Hot Creations henchman Lee Foss and techno troubadour Matador will also be featuring. The latter, in case you forgot, was behind this monstrosity of fear last year. Strobetastic techno for those wanting a pre Christmas rave.

Laurent Garnier at the WHP

Sunday 16th December sees an institution in dance music combine with another, as the WHP showcases a monstrous ten hour set from Laurent Garnier. Taking place in only the second room of the club, it’s to celebrate the 25 year career Laurent has had since upping sticks from France to be a chef in the North West, and the dj gigs he did at the Hacienda under the fledgling name of DJ Pedro, and from the vibes coming back to me of his recent final ever LBS performances suggest, he is still 100% on top of his game.

There isn’t a DJ that comes close to having given me as much joy over the years as Laurent, his DJ sets that I’ve witnessed in Germany, Spain, Manchester, Liverpool and London easily being the best I’ve ever been too. I haven’t spent a sustained period of time with Monsieur Garnier for years and to say I’m ridiculously excited is an understatement, particularly as he is the real Le God, contrary to what some people in Manchester may think the title belongs to. More details here.

Circus brings last ever LBS shows in Liverpool & London

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Circus has not one but two of the final ever dates of Laurent Garnier’s LBS project lined up for one memorable weekend at the end of the month. Head down to London on the Friday 30th November where they have him on at the Egg alongside Yousef and Acid Mondays, with Saturday 1st in Liverpool Julio Bashmore, Guti and HotSince82 among the starlets. For the latter you can pick NUS tickets up at my favourite Boozer; the Font.

LG is of course arguably the most mesmerisingly brilliant DJ of all time, a true master who brings an effortless guile and flair to his signature style of trance tinged melody drenched techno which has the capacity to steer towards more eclectic territories. The LBS project sees him interpolating live elements into his DJ sets to usual rapturous responses (although I witnessed loads of mullteed Spanish whopper departing at set at Timewarp in disgust due to him playing dubstep), but he has recently announced 2012 will be the end of it. Which is sad!

Anyway if you’re in the capital of the country or the capital of boss over this weekend then you’d be worse placed than to take part in this epic slab of historical raving. When he drops this it might even make you cry.

Guy J Interview on Data Transmission & Circus London Fri 27th Oct

“Every place has its own style of music or its own way to react to music and that is what is so inspiring about all this. There are places I go and beforehand I’m working on music specifically for that place and those people – music that is inspired by my experiences, that I feel belongs to these places.”

I spoke to Guy J ahead of him dropping by the Egg in London this weekend for Circus for Data Transmission, clicking on the quote as ever takes you straight to the feature.

The event in question is the launch party for Yousef’s sophomore album ‘A Product of Your Environment’, with Yousef and Guy joined by Luca Bachetti, Jon Rundell and Lewis Boardman.

Yousef also recently released two videos, one which previously got a mention here and the other for ‘For the Terraces’ which takes in the sunk issed shores of Ibiza, a certainly different approach to the Liverpool focused approach on ‘Feel the Same thing’. Check that out below.

BnB Interview: Russell Reid

“It was quite and open brief, so I started experimenting with gelling images of humans, animals and random objects together until they looked twisted and often quite disturbed. They loved the designs and the rest is history.”

As mentioned previously, I was going to be interviewing Russ Reid of Wasted Heroes ahead fo the #CircusX celebrations this weekend. The result was an insightful look into the world of club design. Hit the quote to head to the interview.

BnB Interview: Yousef

“He has a boundless enthusiasm for people and music. He genuinely cares about the party and wants everyone to have a good time. If the party does not rock he would take it very personally, which is why you will never see a Carl Cox gig not rock. He won’t have it!”

Big Yousef Interview with Beatsandbeyond discussing all kinds of shizzel from Circus to Uber, WHP and even Carl Cox turning fifty.

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