We’d really appreciate any feedback anyone has on the designs or the way we’re doing things as we’re really pushing to get things off the ground with it all over the next few months. We’re also selling the shirts on Facebook so go check out that if you get a moment: https://www.facebook.com/twinapparel
This Friday see’s the beginning of Dollop’s Detroit series take flight at London Fields premier Netil House establishment. Each night in the series features a fine influential father of the Detroit Techno movement alongside a string of essential support acts.
Alongside the magic of being there, every set is being recorded and streamed live on the Boiler Room, providing the perfect visual history for future laptop party needs.
Taking over for event No.1:
- Juan Atkins (Model 500/Flintstones/Magic Juan)
- Simian Mobile Disco
- Dave Congreve (Soma)
- Charles Drakeford (NTS / Boiler Room)
- LIXO (Get Me)
Big thanks to everyone who made it down to The Alibi on Saturday, the bank holiday hangover was wiped out with tequila, red wine and a fair amount of hefty garage from Mad as Hell. We’re back down there on the 14th of July and hope to announce some special friends to join us in the next coming week, for now check out all the latest on the Facebook event here.
We’ve been invited down again to play some crackers from our tune caldron at this month’s Good Block at The Social. It’s the night before our mega late license party, so a perfect dancing warmup for your Sunday hangover. Alongside Fragments very own Real Close there’s music spinning from RGB (Wholemeal), Blackbeltjonez (Burnt Toast), Meat Maison, Pete, Foe and all the other brilliant Good Block DJs. Check out Foe’s latest mix for the night below:
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.
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.”
With our nights at The Alibi truly going strong and some free time finally on our hands we’ve at last got round to launching a new side-division of Fragment for 2012 by the name of TWIN. The name is taken from a film that resembles familiarities of the two founders of Fragment and TWIN, Mike Oman and myself James.
We’ve launched with a series of designs which we hope A. you’ll all like and B. will be available very soon. You’ll have to stay tuned for more information on where they’ll be available from but we’ve got some very exciting places lined up for our full launch this Spring.
Good friends of Fragment, Vespertine Press have just released their London guide to Coffee, the follow up to their outstanding Brighton Guide from last year.
The superb pocket size publication includes an insider’s guide to the best of London’s cafés, espresso bars and coffee roasters, alongside a series of expertly produced articles and in-depth information into processes and styles. The book also covers reviews, a history lesson in coffee houses, guides to brewing and roasting plus the ethics of coffee buying.
As if that wasn’t enough their putting on a launch party tomorrow night (Wednesday 14th) to coincide with the new DunneFrankowski Cafe at Protein studios in Shoreditch from 6-9pm, don’t miss out!
After last month’s brilliant mix from South London threesome Gigolo Medina still going strong we recruited family friend of the Fragment household Frank Mitchell do record a very special hour long mix for the blog. We’ll be getting him down to Fragment at Alibi over the next few months so make sure you tune in for more from the man himself.
It’s another one of our big one’s this Saturday, if you hadn’t been informed already we’re hitting up Dalston’s, The Alibi for the 2nd month in a row. Complete with DJ sets from Wholemeal Music’s Gigolo Medina, Off Modern’s Felix and Johnny and our very own Moman.
As if that wasn’t enough James Fragment (myself) will be spinning an hour long garage rock and swing set and we’re bringing down two of the country’s mega hot young photographers David Lindsay and Stuart Leech – featured here.
Come down, bring your dancing boots and have a ton of fun. For more information head over to the Facebook event here and check out some of the visuals for the night above.
Gordon Richardson (Topman design director) alongside co-curator Matthew Murphy of B Store are responsible for High Street giant Topman’s latest and most surprising outpost. The Topman General Store, located in East London’s Shoreditch features a limited edition line of higher end Topman products along with superb coffee courtesy of Reynolds.
With an impressive collection of photography books, vintage furniture and a few bits and pieces from other carefully chosen brands such as Pendleton, Norsea Industries and Percival (plus limited-edition Rite in the Rain notebooks), it looks like the sort of great independent you’d expect to find in Shoreditch, only cheaper and less intimidating.
Topman General Store
98 Commercial Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6LZ
Above: The new video from office favorites, The Horrors for their brilliant new single ‘I Can See Through You’ – the second single off their third album, ‘Skying’. The krautrocking four-piece were outstanding on last night’s Jools Holland show and hopefully they’ll be on top form tonight when they play the Roundhouse, a gig we’ve been looking forward to for weeks.
After announcing South London’s Gigolo Medina for our next Alibi extravaganza, we thought we’d get cheeky and ask for a new exclusive mix from the man, and without question – he delivered! Check out the 49 minute joy ride above and make sure you come down to see the fun in the flesh at Fragment 16.