Vinyl only guest mix by our good friend Niv Hadas, with a homage to DJ Garth, the Greyhound label, and the early 00′s West Coast house sound. Check out his and Idit Frenkel’s (Botanika’s design head honcho) – House, Techno & Potatoes, Tapu”d blog
DJ Garth & Marky Mark – The Price – accapella // Greyhound
Panic – Prelude // Totem
Amalgamation of Soundz – Hold Up in Dublin // Shadow Cryptic
Rocket – EZ Rider – Deno’s Melancholy dub // Greyhound
Takayuki Higo – Astral dub // Siesta
Penn & Chus – From Madrid with Love – Deno’s SF remix // Red Melon
Scott Grooves – Room to Breath // Journey Collection
Daniel Mehlhart – KamaSutra // KarmaRouge
!!! – Pardon My Freedom – Maurice Fulton dub // Touch&Go
Dada MunchaMonkey – The Operator – DJ Garth Rocket remix // Skyline
DJ Buck – Legend of the High Plains Drifter // Totem
DJ Ali – All I Want // Live to Tape
Hanna – Always – Freestyle Man Thirsty remix // Mood Music
Levon Vincent – Solemn Days // Deconstruct
Brooks – Tell Somebody // Accidental
After the amazing session we had early September with the sweet & magnificent Tokimonsta (of LA’s Brainfeeder camp), who came down for our beloved Shesek’s 9th birthday, this coming Thursday, 11.11.2010, will see the first in a row of events planned for Shesek’s 10th year running wild. As the lounge’s resident & musical manager, this series is sort of a private indulgence for me & the Shesek team, through which we’ll be bringing some international musical talents we just can’t help ourselves from having over, and are not seeing it happen elsewhere in Tel-Aviv’s current unpredictable & somewhat narrowed-down nightlife/club scene.
So, we are excited to announce that this Thursday we’ll be hosting at our intimate setting, which will be dressed in it’s clubbiest manner, UK’s finest post-garage/deep-dubstep/whatever u-wanna-call-it PANGAEA, from the Hessle Audio camp (which he runs alongside Ramadanman & Ben UFO).
Pangaea first struck our hears & hearts with late 2008′s “You & I” b/w “Router”, a big Botanika favorite, which brought a much needed breath of deepness into then quite bland & overtly loud dubstep sound. That same track was picked as one of 2008′s highlights at many of the world’s leading electronic music sites.
His flawless series of releases followed with my personal favorite “Bear Witness” (out on Scuba’s Hotflush imprint), 2009′s world applauded “Memories” bootleg, and this January’s exquisite double pack, which contained beauties such as “Why”, “Because of You”, “Yellow Sunset” and the extra deep & techish “5-HTP”. Needless to say, they’re all ace. And from what we’ve heard, he’s a great DJ as well.
Starting proceedings will be Botanika’s NDV, with a beats & bass session to get us all warmed up, followed by our good friends Skillatone, who are not only our next hour neighbors on the 106FM schedule, but also Shesek’s leading dubstep sessionists. Finishing things off into late night territories will be Niv Hadas & myself, combining garage, dubstep & dub-techno. Surely, another session you don’t wanna miss.
As Shesek has a very limited capacity, we strongly recommend you pass by there prior to the event itself, to inquire as on how to ensure your entry. See ya.
What can we say about this party that isn’t self-explanatory? The place where Nadav, Idit Ladymoon and all of our homies call home, where I’ve been resident DJ for the past 8 years (and so far still going), the number 1 spot in Tel-Aviv for all things musical & cutting-edge – celebrates 8 years of going at it. The whole Shesek staff will take over the Block club, form the doors to the bar and up the DJ booth. Niv & I, who’ve DJ’ed b2b on Shesek’s opening night back in 2001 (nobody even remembers the exact date anymore), will be accompanied by Benji B of BBC/1Xtra/Deviation fame. A totally egoistic choice of guest DJ but it’s OUR birthday, so it’s our call and a good opportunity if there ever was one to treat ourselves to the max.
Benji started djiing in LDN’s clubs at a teen’s age, grew into radio under Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide wings, and for the past 8 years has been holding his own on 1Xtra since the station’s day 1. His Deviation show, which has just been prolonged to 3 hours and moved into the very central Sunday night spot, is the weekly must-stop for every concerning DJ out there, joining the dots between modern soul, club hip hop, broken beats, quality deep house & techno, FlyLo style beats, Dam Funk heat, funky carnival bangers and the wickedest dubstep tunes around – as long as it’s quality and got soul (in the true and broad sense of the word).
We highly recommend to purchase tickets via presale, as it’s considerably cheaper (50 NIS at Shesek, 60 NIS at Krembo, Psycho Tattoo and Hummus Abu-Dubi, and 80 at the door), and to avoid disappointment. Should be some facebook event page for it somewhere, and anyway we DEFinitely wanna see u there!
To chill the heat of wonderful/unbearable August, we will spoil you with a refreshing roof party, that will retain the special Loft in Space atmosphere – talking about you, people!
The rest of the ingredients are obviously fantastic music, cheap drinks and urban landscapes in all four wind directions…
On the turntables: Nadav Ravid, Amir Egozy, Idit Lady Moon Frenkel and our friend Niv Hadas.
See you there:
Saturday, 22.8.09, 20 NIS from 4 PM, and 30 from 7 PM (read as: COME EARLY!)
The roof above Gan Meir, 33 King George st., entrance B
Here’s the Facebook event page
With the launch of our new website, we didn’t want to have our extensive archive to go missing, so here are links to all of our DJ sets, recorded at various parties over the years, with some friends and special guests
(Right click, “Save as..” to download)