IWTFA is proud to present Cleric (Clergy / Figure / Soma)
The mysterious Mancunian, known as Cleric, has been active since 2012. The young UK producer’s creative output has been most prolific with an extensive amount of releases on labels such as Arts, Figure and his own imprint Clergy. Celebrated for his crisp and atmospherical works, Cleric describes his music as a means to translate emotion to others.
When the French - Chineurs de Techno community asked Cleric about the origins of his name and label identity last year, the artist answered with his philosophy on music. "I like the idea that music is like a religion to people – they each find their own ways to worship it and the club becomes like a church. Therefore ‘Cleric’ was born from the idea of a leader within this religion, and the label ‘Clergy’ reflects a group of leaders."
C L E R G Y welcomed 2018 with the Isolate EP [CRG010], their tenth release featuring a highly anticipated collaboration between Cleric and Setaoc Mass. This 8 track EP features a solid set of dancefloor weapons with prominent hard hitting drums. Since then the label has delivered excellent releases at a steady pulse. Stef Mendesidis | Cyborg EP, Wrong Assessment | Neurotag EP, Kmyle | Hyper Society EP as well as a VA featuring a rising star out of the Netherlands by the name of Remco Beekwilder.
Be sure to check out the links below to get a taste.
9pm - 3am
OzClubbers talks to Scottie Chappell about the origins of the IWTFA brand and pushing the boundaries of Techno here in Brisbane.
The IWTFA crew is made up of Scottie Chappell, Aamir Raza, Jamie Grenenger, Pete Trimbacher & Rob Glasgow.
Tell us about how IWTFA came about?
I came to Australia on a 2 year working visa from Newcastle up on Tyne in England. During this time I called Brisbane home. I worked and attended events and met alot of great people from local house and techno DJs to promoters from all over Brisbane. This helped me begin to get involved in the Brisbane scene and I began having ideas about what would add to the ever-growing techno and house scene here.
I met the crew around 2 or 3 years ago at various techno and house events. I’d watch them play and we'd chat at gigs. We all had the same interests in music and the same vision of what we wanted to do so we decided to form the brand.
In the months prior to launching IWTFA, I went to many techno events in Melbourne: Machine, Bunker, Plexus, Melbourne Techno Collective, Cat House & experimental events like Factoid and Doppler. They all had incredible local, interstate and international artists and I saw how far techno was being pushed. This helped give us a vision of what we wanted to see in Brisbane.
Thoughts on the Brisbane Scene Today?
I think the Brisbane scene is doing well. There are so many great brands that push all spectrums of Techno & House such as Subtrakt, Andromeda, Shade, Unison, Buxton, Higher State, BTHC, Dragonfruit, Oxytocin, Flux, Melt, Pray Tell, La Vibrations, Lola, Bless Club and Bass Swag. One of the reasons things work well here is that there’s a promoters group so we can try to avoid clashes and support each other as we try to schedule events.
However, it’s becoming harder with venue limitations here to push specific sounds as many venues only want to play commercial music. This scene has great potential so i think it’s really important for a decent clubbing culture to developed and be sustained. With many other brands in the scene, we wanted to do techno events that focus on and push specific sounds.
We want to push the boundaries of techno...
We focus on lighting and visuals for a real mood setting vibe no matter which venue we use and we have a specific flow in mind of how our events should run.
We always have our local techno DJs on our lineups and we show our full support of them and even new artists that want to push themselves, we like to think we give these people a chance.
At the time of launching IWTFA, we also began a podcast series on Soundcloud. Listen here.
It’s a Brisbane collective aiming to produce sophisticated, refined techno that exposes local, interstate and international artists. We try to showcase these artists in their true form and let them express themselves with no boundaries in the field of techno.
Check out the next IWTFA event here
https://www.facebook.com/events/1744741092276996/ Find out about upcoming events via their Facebook page here. Listen to IWTFA on Soundcloud
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From the DJ’s perspective; since Larry Levan’s early days at the Paradise Garage, the remix – or playing different versions of songs – was one of the first notable aspects of what we now know as DJ Culture. His ethic of refreshing successful dancefloor movers in the late seventies passed down generations of DJ has been long-established as almost a perfunctory task, almost a must-do to be undertaken by the disk jockey.
Each year sees new versions of old gems. Some, which even those of us remember in our fresher days, first time around. Occasionally you find that some years produce more than others. This year has already delivered a glut of new-oldies which even by now has you scratching your head and widening your eyeballs at the frequency of remix deliveries.
Yes; in fitting with the northern hemisphere’s hedonism season, this year’s array of tracks is more-than-likely to guarantee multiple hands in the air and is quite remarkable. Especially considering how anthemic - many of these were in their first lifetimes. You only have to look at either Beatport, Traxsource or Juno’s 2018 remix collections to see this. Or even the number of free downloads on Soundcloud – lesser-known producers with their takes on classics, trying to gain support and not to be sniffed at, either.
So far in 2018; we’ve had Underworld’s Born Slippy, Energy 52’s Café Del Mar, Shakedown’s At Night and Junior Jack’s E-Samba. Not to mention the rarer, more trainspotter tunes such as The Disco Evangelists’ De Niro, LSG’s Netherworld or Banco de Gaia’s Heliopolis. Even non-house music pearls such as Massive Attack’s Teardrop have been given a recent, respectable once-over.
This week sees the release of a quite delicate rework, which could divide – or unite – opinions of dancefloor purists (although the latter is far more probable). Maceo Plex has undertaken the task of reinventing “Bladerunner” by the aptly-named artist, Remake. As such a heightened bootleg from the early nineties, it would require special attention to be a success, one would think. Championed twenty-five years ago by most household DJ names from the formative years of clubland – it would add another badge to the American, Plex’s impressive musical arsenal.
Remixes could; for us addicts of the late night (and all day) tiles – signify the cycle of life and its trends or simply “what goes around” comes back around, only with a few tweaks. As David Bowie once said, “The only art I’ll ever study is stuff I can steal from.”
Music Genre: Garage,House Facebook URL: <div class='ipsType_break ipsContained'><a href='https://ozclubbers.com.au/index.php?app=core&module=system&controller=redirect&url=https://www.facebook.com/events/253297158752517/&key=a718ea993200b52f7c60ac752b0580bc00b87f1bed84fb2a9db67e1d191a4893&resource=' target='_blank' rel="nofollow">https://www.facebook.com/events/253297158752517/</a></div> After the success of the sold out Stylus: Not Forgotten on May 12th, Black Sheep Radio returns for an evening of more club classics on August 4th, again at 2 Brothers Brewery. This time it is 7:30pm-1am.
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NathanJones posted an article in News and Reviews,From the DJ’s perspective; since Larry Levan’s early days at the Paradise Garage, the remix – or playing different versions of songs – was one of the first notable aspects of what we now know as DJ Culture. His ethic of refreshing successful dancefloor movers in the late seventies passed down generations of DJ has been long-established as almost a perfunctory task, almost a must-do to be undertaken by the disk jockey.
BrendanClay posted a topic in Sydney,Here is a fresh new mix from us—and one that definitely gives us the warm and fuzzies!
So, our 'Attic' brand as a whole, the music we push—and, indeed, Andrew and I as individual DJs—is often centred around music on the lower, slower, deeper, warm-up tip. That is a label we've always worn with pride.
Elektropanda posted an article in News and Reviews,Recently I got to go check out the official Outlook Festival Queensland launch party in Brisbane. Presented by Quality Street Byron Bay, the event concept paid tribute to one of Europe’s most exciting Drum and Bass festivals and is a celebration of sound system culture.