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28 JAN 2014 // Red Bull Music Academy Manchester Session: Greg Wilson, T Williams, Illum Sphere & Krystal Klear

Applications for RBMA 2014 in Tokyo are now open… Gorilla plays host to an lecture, workshop and session from the legendary Greg Wilson plus T Williams, with a showcase from those guys plus Hoya Hoya’s Illum Sphere (album imminent) and Krystal Klear (who’s just launched his own label, Cold Tonic).

More details below and over on Facebook.

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Red Bull Music Academy

Manchester Session
Tuesday 28th January

Greg Wilson
T Williams

Artwork (Magnetic Man)

//SHOWCASE – Free Entry from 23.00
Greg Wilson
T Williams
Illum Sphere B2B Krystal Klear

RSVP for guest list for Lecture / Workshop sessions starting at 19.30 – [email protected]l.com


To highlight the opening of Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014, we present a series of free lectures, workshops and sessions.

Entry for lectures and workshops are limited please RSVP to the email address above.

Free entry for all from 23.00 for live Sessions.


Applications open for Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo 2014

+++ Event Dates: October 12 – November 14
+++ Application Dates: January 15 – March 18
+++ Various Assets – Not For Sale NYC 2013 released January 15

The Red Bull Music Academy’s been right around the world over the last fifteen years, and this autumn we’re heading to Tokyo. Music makers of all styles, methodologies and levels of experience are invited to apply by March 18, 2014 for a two-week escapade exploring music from every angle, an experience that many alumni have described as life-changing. To gain audible insights into the goings-on at the most recent edition, take a listen to the brand new compilation Various Assets – Not For Sale, featuring music created by participants at the Academy in New York in 2013.

To apply for the Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo, music makers must be 20 years of age by October 12, 2014. For all information, FAQs and to download the application form, prospective applicants should find their way to http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/apply


Manchester’s third and London’s seventh “official” Dilla parties hit on the weekend of Feb 1st, kicking off what has become Dilla month, celebrating his birthday and commemorating his death.

Whatever you think of the annual Dilla onslaught, and whatever you make of the Foundation selling off his vinyl on eBay, we’d *probably* all be complaining if there was no commemoration.


Details follow:

Download: ILLUM SPHERE // Fat Ballet {Ninja Tune}

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.



Thu – 29/11/12 Boston, MA US Phoenix Landing
Sat – 01/12/12 Chicago, IL US Primary
Fri – 07/12/12 San Francisco, CA US 1015 Folsom
Sat – 08/12/12 Arcata, CA US Nocturnum
Tue – 11/12/12 Denver, CO US Cervantes Ballroom
Wed – 12/12/12 Los Angeles, CA US The Airliner
Sat – 15/12/12 New York US Glasslands Gallery

Video: LORN // Weigh Me Down

‘Weigh Me Down’ EP out now on 12″ clear vinyl and download, featuring remixes from Illum Sphere, Mike Slott, Mono/Poly and Dolor –

Buy at the Ninjashop: http://bit.ly/weighmedown
Buy at Amazon: http://glnk.it/1m8
Download on iTunes: http://glnk.it/1m9

Taken from the album ‘Ask The Dust’, out now on 2LP smoky grey vinyl, CD and download –

Buy at the Ninjashop: http://bit.ly/askthedust
Buy at Amazon: http://glnk.it/1b6
Download on iTunes: http://glnk.it/1ma

MODERN CLASSIC: 01 Kuedo – Starfox

Dream Sequence EP - Planet Mu (Classic or what? Click to buy)



For my first post for Groovement (cheers for having me, Agent J) I thought I’d start by putting forward songs to be considered as modern classics, or future classics, however you want to look at it.

First up is Starfox by Kuedo. In my mind an amazing piece of music, and like a lot of the stuff I’m into it’s full of contrasts; it’s soulful but cold; full of established musical devices and new sounds; it’s short but it’s long (not really). And it’s appeal hasn’t diminished for me; still sounds just as good, always a pleasure when I hear it.

Haven’t heard it? Then hear it now:


That were reet good, weren’t it?

Illum Sphere remixed it on the Videowave EP, softening its edge a bit and creating a lovely companion to the original… Clicky clicky…

Right, enough twaddle from me, let us know what y’alls think in das comments…

Preview: ILLUM SPHERE // Remixed (Kidkanevil / Dabrye / Scumbag / Om Unit / Ikonika)

Fat City Recordings rounds up a few fresh remixes for the new Illum Sphere release.

Fat City Recordings

1. Agent White (Kidkanevil’s Agent Black Remix)
2. An Old Escape (Dabrye Remix)
3. Chasing The Midnight Moth (Ikonika Remix)
4. Never Lie Twice (Om Unit Remix)
5. One For Dimlite (Scumbag Remix)

Released by: Fat City 
Release date: MAY 7 2012 Listen and preorder

Preview: RADIOHEAD // TKOL Remixed 1234567

RADIOHEAD: TKOL REMIXED 1234567 is released on October 11 by TBD Records/XL – the 12″s have been great to collect and are presented in the order in which they were released on this, together with a slew of new works too.

Props to our good Manc based friends and Hoya Hoya residenta ILLUM SPHERE and LONE for making the cut! Hear a Groovement chat with Lone, and his remix, below the tracklisting.

Disc One:
“Little by Little (Caribou Remix)”
“Lotus Flower (Jacques Greene Remix)”
“Morning Mr. Magpie (Nathan Fake Remix)”
“Bloom (Harmonic 313 Remix)”
“Bloom (Mark Pritchard Remix)”
“Feral (Lone Remix)”
“Morning Mr. Magpie (Pearson Sound’s Scavenger Remix)”
“Separator (Four Tet Remix)”

Disc Twp:
“Give Up the Ghost (Thriller’s Houseghost Remix)”
“Codex (Illum Sphere Remix)”
“Little by Little (Shed Remix)”
“Give up the Ghost (Brokenchord Remix)”
“The King of Limbs (Altrice Remix)”
“Bloom (Blawan Remix)”
“Morning Mr. Magpie (Modeselektor’s Good Evening Mrs. Magpie Remix)”
“Bloom (Objekt Remix)”
“Bloom (Jamie xx Rework)”
“Separator (Anstam Remix)”
“Lotus Flower (SBTRKT Remix)”