Lancelot, Golf Clap

Lancelot

You can lead a horse to water but generally you can't make it mono up on its back legs and dance nobly against the brilliance of the setting sun. One man who can though is Sydney's Lancelot.

Starting out quite firmly behind a piano rather than a pair of CDJs, the man is a producer/maker/doer before all else. However, it was only ever a matter of time before the club-ready DNA took charge and young Lancelot found himself to be mixing two songs together at the same BPM to the liking of an adjacent dancefloor on a regular basis.

Musical sell-sword for the corporate man by day, cutting up clubs with the best of 'em by night. And beyond his native Australia, the 23 year-old has already slain clubs in headlining capacity across London, Paris, Barcelona and principalities yonder. Along the way he's also warmed the room for the likes of Julio Bashmore, Jamie Jones and Horse Meat Disco to name but a modest few.

Stepping his game up along the way, the Lancelot sound has basslines made to move with a crystalline top-end hitting a signature sweet spot. It's as immediate as it is considered, lively with a sense of longevity. Without any traces of analog evangelism there's definitely an underlying preference for performance rather than samples and layered vocal takes over pad-punched stabs.

Since casual music personality Alan Braxe proclaimed breakout Lancelot cut "Spoken Word" to be "an instant classic" [please apply accent] in 2012, it's been a steady hustle for the young and chivalrous one.

Name the deed and he's out there doing it. Remixes for Matt Corby, Say Lou Lou and RÜFÜS, an original EP on Goldroom's Binary imprint and NY's Nurvous Records, an audiovisual collab with EGO on an SOS Band burner as well as some stellar new work alongside Antony & Cleopatra (bits and pieces of Sparkadia and Thecocknbullkid) – it's kept him pretty well perpetually up and about for a while now.

It's not as if it ends there either. The spirited caballero gave 2014 a spur in the guts right from the get-go with EP Givin' It Up released on Anjunadeep January 20th with remixes from the don MK and French Express alumni Isaac Tichauer. Due to the fact that it hits hard and does what it says on the tin, legends like T. Williams and Danny Howard (BBC Radio 1), The Magician (see Magic Tape 38) and Perseus (the French Express don) all flew the flag for it.

Follow up Anjunadeep release, the 'J.O.B EP', pricked the ears of radio seers Skream (BBC Radio 1) and Rusko (Rinse FM). Accompanied by mixes from Playmode, Meramek and Lancelot's own Piano Dub, the official video premiered on Thump featured a peek at the merry band behind his new live show. After the band's debut performance at a sold-out warehouse gig in Sydney, expect the iron-clad crew that is Lancelot Live to officiate events in your town in 2015. Ask your town crier for details.

Lancelot recently arrived in London where he's built a new studio. Now, closer than ever to the holy lands of club culture, Lancelot's crusade continues.

Golf Clap

Golf Clap is Detroit's latest deep house export and is already making quite a stir in the few months they've been releasing music. After playing over 100 shows together last year, Bryan Jones & Hugh Cleal started releasing music as Golf Clap in early 2013. House legends like Kerri Chandler, Grant Nelson, and Miguel Migs have all taken notice, signing singles and EPs for release this summer.

Their debut single "Another Way" on Freeze Dried smashed the Traxsource charts hitting #1 in the singles, tracks & deep house charts simultaneously and their follow up single "On To You" on i Records climbed into the top 10 on the site for two weeks.

Booked solid every weekend for the next 5 months in the US and Europe, you should catch them while you can at their own night & residency at Grasshopper Underground in Detroit where they play alongside acts like Ian Pooley, Eats Everything, Kevin Saunderson, Jimpster, Detroit Swindle, Mark Farina, John Acquaviva & Steve Lawler to name a few.

ALINKA , a.k.a., Alena Ratner, began her relationship with music in Kiev, Ukraine, where she was born and raised until the age of eight. She began studying piano and singing when she was four, and continued her musical studies throughout her childhood. In 1988, Alena's family moved to Chicago, which eventually led her to the most significant musical influence on her life—the underground dance tracks that were being played on Chicago's radio waves in the 1990s. She purchased her first pair of turntables in 2000 and began to obsessively collect vinyl and hone her DJ skills. Within months she scored her first residency at famed Champaign nightclub, Orchid and soon began spinning regularly at various local clubs in Chicago. In 2001 she landed the coveted opening resident spot at Justin Long's reknowned .Dotbleep night at Smart Bar, and she has continued to play at Smart Bar ever since. In 2003 Alena ventured into the production side of electronic music and released her first track on Igloo Recordings. Since then she has released a multitude of tracks and remixes on labels such as Greenhouse, D'Lectable and Smart Bar's Area DJ Records. In 2004 she began touring globally and played gigs throughout the U.K., and in Belgium, headlining at prominent venues like The Egg and The Key in London, Sankey's Soap and Casa Musica in Manchester, Nation in Liverpool, and Stinkey's Peep House in Leeds." Over the course of her 13-year career, Alena has played with Jesse Rose, Claude Von Stroke, Crystal Castles, Toro Y Moi, Peaches, Derrick Carter, Justin Long, DJ Heather, Derrick May, Greenskeepers, JD Samson and countless other dance music icons.

Redux DJs

REDUX is a dynamic duo comprised of DJ CT of U R WE Productions and WYSER of Custom Vibes Chicago. Together they have forged and created a mean sound staying true to their roots and reviving a pleasure filled aesthetic like none other. Ranging from diverse musical backgrounds including punk rock, indie, disco, house and techno, these two pump up their sets to encompass it all and get any crowd moving to the beat.

Created in early 2010 the duo was formed as a side project with the purpose of combining their respective sound and audiences and simply to play great music. Their energy on stage and behind the decks led to myriad residencies and high profile gigs alongside the likes of James Murphy, The Twelves and The Magician to name a few. Today, with the introduction of their series of mixes called "The Flight Sessions" they've established themselves as a hot tag team duo with any genre under their belt. Having recently launched a monthly radio show called Space Disco they are using the platform to discover and play the endless sound of disco and its variations. They're audience is expanding and currently on the agenda is remix work and original production. Keep an ear open!

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