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Weekend Primer #37

10 things to talk about on the smoking terrace this weekend

2016 Oct 07     
2 Bit Thugs

Featuring: Diynamic, Hypercolour, fabric, Elrow, DJ Haus, Jean Michel Jarre, Surgeon, Ulrich Schnauss and a scratching policeman...

1. UK house and techno label Hypercolour are 10 years old, and to celebrate that fact they're releasing a compilation album, simply titled 10 Years, on 11 November. The album features tracks from the likes of Luke Vibert [pictured], Roman Flügel, Neil Landstrumm, FaltyDL, DMX Krew, Dense & Pika and A Sagittariun.

2. Also celebrating a decade in the game are Solomun's Diynamic label, who'll be hosting not one but two birthday bashes in London on 5 November - one at Fire and one at Great Suffolk Street Warehouse, with an afterparty at Lightbox from 7am. The line-up is the same for both venues, with Solomun, Stimming, Adriatique, H.O.S.H, Kollectiv Turmstrasse, Thyladomid and more all set to play. And there's another Diynamic 10th birthday bash taking place in Los Angeles on 3 December (location TBA).

3. French electronic music pioneer Jean Michel Jarre has finally completed his Oxygene album trilogy, the first volume of which was released way back in December 1976. Oxygene 3 drops on 2 December - exactly 40 years on from the release of the original album.

4. Other upcoming albums you might want to look out for include: Artificial Intelligence, the second long-player from UK producer DJ Haus (Rinse, 4 November); Retrospectivo, a compilation of Dubfire and Oliver Huntemann's collaborations over the past eight years (Senso Sounds, 28 October); Electronic Recordings From Maui Jungle Vol 2, a second collection of modular synth compositions by Surgeon which is being released under his real name, Anthony Child (Editions Mego, 9 December); Last Night On The Planet, the second album from UK duo Letherette (Ninja Tune, 25 November); No Further Ahead Than Today, the new long-player from German synth-botherer Ulrich Schnauss (Scripted Realities, 4 November); and finally The Masquerade, the mix-album version of Claptone's club night of the same name (In The House, late October).

5. Visitors to a 'makers' faire' (a gathering of hackers, inventors and other tech-nerd types) in Queen's, NYC got a surprise this week, when a local cop - for reasons that haven't been entirely made clear - got up on the decks and started busting some serious turntablist skills. Check it out...

6. All-conquering Spanish party crew Elrow are to host their biggest-ever UK event on 11 March next year. The full line-up hasn't yet been announced, but we do know that Eats Everything will be headlining. It all goes down at Tobacco Dock in east London, and tickets go on sale from Tuesday (11 October).

7. A couple of DJ-friendly mobile apps have been getting on the upgrade flex of late. Pacemaker, which auto-beatmixes tracks from Spotify, now lets you share 'your' mixes with friends and suggests mixes by others you might like, while Mixcloud's iOS and Android apps will now synch across multiple devices and sport a redesigned UI to boot.

8. As you may have noticed, Space in Ibiza hosted its last ever party last weekend, with the last record played at the club (by Carl Cox) being a Pound Boys remix of Angie Stone's Wish I Didn't Miss You. If you're feeling sad about Space's closure, though, you can console yourself by watching a 50-minute documentary about the club - find it here.

9. A date has been set for fabric's appeal against Islington Borough Council's decision to revoke the club's licence last month. The club's owners will have their day in court (Highbury Magistrates Court, to be precise) on 28 November. They'll be represented by Philip Kolvin, QC... and backed by a war chest from the #savefabric appeal that's currently standing at over £260,000.

10. The programme has been announced for Melbourne Music Week, the down-under dance music conference/festival which takes place at the State Library Victoria on 11-19 November. Sebastian Tellier will appear with his new project Mind Gamers; otherwise the musical line-up's firmly skewed towards local talent, featuring the likes of Severed Heads, Harvey Sutherland and Cale Sexton.

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