Preparing mentally for this weekend is taking it’s toll on my mind, body and soul so to clear the air we decided to make this month’s Top 20 a Good Block Special! Featuring all sorts of classics that’ll get you all in the dance off mood for a double headed weekend. If you don’t see the playlist embedded below, click here to get it straight into yo playa!
For more info on Friday’s Good Block, and for cheaplist get your name on the Facebook here! Or If Saturday’s more your game, we’ve got a late licence Fragment at Alibi – Facebook event here.
Just as my liver started up again after Dollop’s Netil House/Rustie combo they hit us all with another reason to get our drunkard dance boots on again. In aid of this Summer’s Garden Festival in Croatia the Dollop super-team are putting on a jam down at Corsica Studios (Friday 20th April) with very special takeover guests Eglo Records.
For more information on the full line-up and tickets head over to the Dollop site here or the Facebook event here.
Fragment favourite’s TOY are playing XOYO tonight alongside the brilliant Savages. Get your tickets here and check out a new track of the forthcoming album, recorded for TOPMAN – ‘When I Went Back’ above.
This weeks delayed Fragment Top 20 is finally here and features some right crackers from this lot: Beach House, Bleached, Catwalk, Summer Camp, Dirty Projectors, Hospotality, Gang Colours, Korallreven, The Evens, White Fence, NZCA/LINES, Debbie Harry/LCD Soundsystem, Fanfarlo, Debbie Harry & Franz Ferdinand, Washed Out, Charli XCX, Sharon Van Etten, Factory Floor, Pional.
Hold your hats for a double clubnight weekend this April as we’re heading down to The Social’s Good Block to play some party tunes with the rest of the crew. Entertaining amongst Moman and Real Close will be the exceptional talents of: Gigolo Medina, Arne VB, Sean O’Rourke & ADAM. Bringing down the Summer vibes with the finest 70′s/80′s/90′s basement booming tunage.
The first time we attended a Dollop night in London, good friends of ours The Invisible were playing, one of us ended up drinking the equivalent of the Thames in rum and I forgot how to get home. Probably one of the best night’s of our lives. So it gives us great pleasure to chat about their next big party to kick-start the summer down at Netil House next to London’s trendy triangular London Fields park.
Entertaining the masses will be Guardian love-child Rustie, Numbers new bad-man Koreless (who’s playing above), South London Ordance, Boiler Rooms Charles Drakeford and the pricelss Leisure DJ crew.
For more information on Dollop and their plans for the whole of Summer in London and the rest of the UK check out the promo video below, their Facebook page here, or if your that way inclined totally follow them on Twitter at @dollop_uk.
Returning to The Socials dance-filthy basement this Friday is a new Fragment favourite, Good Block. Including a fine host of turntable matadors, enough whisky to fill a paddling pool and tunes from out-of-this-hemisphere – it’s ‘fucking’ un-missable. The promo says, “Expect 70′s/80′s/90′s: Disco, Boogie, House, Hip Hop, Electro, Lazer Funk, Afrobeat” so basically the whole of your local HMV, in your eardrums, in one evening.
They’ve even got the Gigolo Medina down who did a beauty of a mix for us a few months back – listen to that above yeah.
Charles Drakeford (NTS Radio / Wholemeal)
Bradley Zero (Rhythm Section / Boiler Room)
Tom Esselle (Wholemeal)
Sean O’Rourke (dollop / Good Block)
Gigolo Medina (Wholemeal)
Peter & Axel Foely (Good Block)
This coming Saturday myself, under the every brilliant title of ‘Real Close’ will be shredding some 60′s down at pals Alibi’s 2nd birthday. After two years of ruining dreams, and your favourite pair of shoes it’s set to be a real belter. Free Booze, late close and a ton of cracking tunes.
There’s more info on it all here: https://www.facebook.com/events/197595390342565/
With tonight’s Double Denim/Royal Albert Hall takeover in just a few hours, the new NZCA LINES video has landed just on time to get us even more excited. Directed by Mr. Robert Self and produced by Sir. Leo Stamps it’s a true cracker for a very cracking new outfit.
This Friday signals 10 years of the brilliance that is Futureboogie. Formed in Bristol back in 2001 the clubbing factory now churns out radio shows, management, A-class parties and a ton of other extremely exciting things for your ear joy. Friday’s sold out secret party will feature Fragment favourites, Julio Bashmore, Waifs and Strays, Christophe and Lukas and new party fighters Behling and Simpson.
Team Fragment will be down on the night, snapping and reviewing our hearts out – preparing for the hangover might not be so easy.
To get you in the mood early, here’s something nicely remixed from headliner Bashmore.
For those of you who didn’t make the epic Numbers party back in December, here’s the fantastic live set from Mr. Party Jackmaster.
“Here’s the long promised recording of my set from the Numbers LDN warehouse party back in December of last year.
There were a few Serato technicals to start with, hence the reason for the first few tracks being played without any attempt to blend them, and because it was December, I played some of biggest tunes of the year as a kind of retrospective of one of the best years of UK music in history (IMO). I also put a few of the tracks that I rinsed heavily in my sets throughout 2011, plus the usual selection of surprises. For the same reason, there’s also a few blends from my Fabric CD and the RA mix.
We need to say a really big thanks to Black Atlantic and Red Bull, but most of all the troops who stayed till half past 6 in the morning singing along to all the tracks and dancing on top of their mates shoulders. You guys made one of the best parties we’ve ever been involved in so thanks very much.”
The first track from the new Invisible release has popped up on The Quietus this afternoon. A single that will also feature a remix from Fragment favourite Kwes. The full album is set for release later in the year but for now, stick this on repeat.