General Jimmy

Writer / DJ / PR Manager / Fat Bastard

Archive for the tag “Pulse”

Samu.l ‘Restless Dreams’ – review on Pulse

samu.l_restless_dreams

“The original is built round a dreamy vocal sample of a gloriously famous pop duo, set atop a blissed out backing that gives it that haunting jack which is oh so on the money right now.”

Review of the brand new Samu.l track which kicked off Selador Records.

Oniris ‘The Rebirth/Leaving Earth’ EP – Review on Pulse

BEDDIGI_33

“It’s certainly not groundbreaking but when dance music is this epic, orchestral and spine-tingling you’re not looking for it to be next level, you’re too busy basking in being transported to a higher plane. By the time the strings swathe the end and the piano line kicks in, you’re grinning manically like a loon.”

This EP from Oniris is stunning! Hit the quote.

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.

Waze & Odyssey ‘Be Right There’ – Review on Pulse

Waze & Odyssey Press Shot

“Further weight to the case W&O have already been making via their work on Throne of Blood and Southern fried – two purveyors of classy house that know their way round a dancefloor.”

Waze & Odyssey have delivered once again, as has Kerri Chandler’s MadTech records and Citizen on the remix tip. Hit the quote.

Laurent Garnier live at Boiler Room x WHP

photo Laurent Garnier 2

If you visit this blog often you would of caught me waxing lyrical at the end of last year about a DJ set from Laurent Garnier at the Warehouse Project. There was a four hour ‘snippet’ of that set floating around at the time, but another one has since materialised cramming an extra 90 minutes in and crucially, the moment where I pretty much walked in when a fairly famous record from Manchester kicked in.

On top of that there’s also a video from the Boiler Room crew which weighs in at 80 minutes, really getting the magic of the night down. Whilst they have undoubtedly revolutionised the way in which we ‘view’ club sets from afar via the internet, the videos sometimes comes off as a bit sterilised when it’s a small amount of people (although that same forumla is equally memorable when thrown off kilter). This time though they had a genuine contender for greatest DJ of all time playing a retrospective set in one of the best club spaces on the planet; ground-breaking it may not have been but fucking awesome it most certainly was.

Anyway; just enjoy the video/audio.

Piek ‘Hemingway’ – reviewed on Pulse

Piek_Photo

“Lyrics about savage animals, American white boy soul and being alone, which for the main part, are absolute nonsense”

Hit the quote to read the review on Pulse.

Crazy P ‘Remixed’ (Vinyl Sampler) – Review on Pulse

Promo pics for Crazy P.

“A record so sublime this reviewer would probably beg it to run off to Gretna and make an honest future out of it, if it was an actual person.”

Hit the quote. I even squeeze in a reference to Telford. Get me!

Laurent Garnier at the WHP – Pulse Review

“It’s so fitting that one of the cornerstones of the modern clubbing environment can be so expertly helmed by one of the greatest tastemakers we’ve ever known, turning in a career high point from a career based on them.”

Wow. Just wow. Read the review above, listen to the below mix and bask in the glory of the greatest of all time.

Goa’s 18th Birthday at Fabrik – Review live on Pulse

“This was always about the inescapable rise of one of the best DJs on the planet in a room befitting the ridiculously huge appeal of his sound. In terms of epic raves in the time-honoured tradition of Ibiza clubs, German festivals, Italian beaches and British car parks this was as good as it gets.”

The (printable) details of my recent trip to see the Goa experience in Fabrik, Madrid is now live on Pulse. Click on the quote as usual.

Acid Mondays Interview on Pulse

“Ibiza is forever changing, and evolving. This summer was great, Circo Loco was our favourite party, great vibe there this year but there were nights like Enter, Music On and El Row that bought something fresh to the table. Also a lot more daytime/beach parties this year which is great as you cant beat partying outside in the sun.”

First ever article up on Pulse, speaking to Acid Mondays ahead of them playing for Circus in Liverpool and London this month. Hit the quote as usual. Exclusive mix with the story as well.

Post Navigation