I was pretty hyped to see this poster today in Piccadilly Records – I love learning about gigs through posters rather than news feeds. Backed by the illustrious Hoya pairing of Jon K and Jonny Dub, J Rocc hits Joshua Brooks on Saturday 11th October 2014.
The Hoya Hoya label stirs from its slumber with two follow ups to its March release from James T Cotton aka Dabrye.
HOYA005 comes from long time Hoya affiliate/punter/performer Blue Daisy (whose Unknown Shapes moniker saw some early exposure on Groovement) and is on an epicshit tip (also see this for more on this genre), chronicling the story of an emperor’s life made in six parts over six hours.
1. An Emperor & His Son
2. The Emperor’s Loss
3. The Emperor’s Prayer
4. The Emperor’s Revenge
5. Revelations Of The Emperor
6. The Last Rites Of Thy Emperor
HOYA006 sees Altered Natives’s debut release on the label following his recent set at the club in January.
1. The Beastly Ghastly
2. Once Bitten Twice Removed
3. The Flattery of Stalkers
Blue Daisy – An Emperor’s Tale is out 7 September on tape then digitally 16 September.
Altered Natives – The Beastly Ghastly is out 9 September on 12″ then digitally 16 September also.
I started going to Friends and Family monthly to hear Jon K. He advised me weekly on which records to buy at Fat City, the record ship. I missed out on Eyes Down, his night he ran pre-FandF, but get to hear him kill it now at Hoya Hoya on a monthly basis. I’ve never heard anyone name his a less than the best DJ in Manchester, and it appears the rest of the world is waking up to this. Best DJ – FACT.
To celebrate Illum Sphere‘s just-announced signing to Ninja Tune he’s released Fat Ballet as a free download. Read the press release and download the track at the Ninja Sphere mini-site here.
When Groovement started four and a bit years ago Ryan was one of our first guests, and I hardly knew him then. He’s remained a firm friend ever since and a fierce supporter of everything I’ve done with Groovement, together with Jonny Dub who he runs Hoya Hoya with. I’ve seen the Illum persona take shape over the years and I’m extremely proud of him for getting to this point. Well done, mate.
Click here to check out past Groovement mixes and posts about Illum.