Thursday, 28 April 2011

..The Bangerz

All at F1 enjoy the great tunes posted by BANGERZ ONLY . We just had to show the love and post this mix with some of the posts we have eargasms to on a regular basis. Gem and Colin do a great job and have a new line of installments for you.

Suplemental Sounds will bring you a whole feast of production tips and much more. Eyes peeled for this one.......

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Friday, 22 April 2011


It’s been a long time coming, but Italian electro-tech impressarios Crookers are back with the hotly anticipated ‘Dr Gonzo: Bust ‘Em EP’ (Out Now on Southern Fried), and to celebrate they’ve put together this exclusive mix for…

Crookers pres Dr Gonzo is a collaboration between the duo and Savage Skulls, Neoteric, and Wax Motif… and if the three crisp cuts on the EP are anything to go by, it won’t disappoint Crookers fans of old.

The exclusive 30min mix showcases tracks from the EP alongside a collection of savage tracks that are sure to be rocking the festival circuit this summer, and are guaranteed to get your ass shaking this Easter weekend.

Crookers EXCLUSIVE Dr Gonzo Mixmag Mix – April 2011 by MMTracks

1. Funkin Matt & Teki Latex – Get Loose (Canblaster Remix)
2. Insta:mental – Thomp
3. Crookers ft Savage Skulls – Bust Em Up
4. Boddika – U Tell Me
5. 2562 – Juxtaposed
6. Crookers ft Savage Skulls – Get the F**k Out My House
7. Monarchy – I Won’t Let You Go (Myd & Sam Tiba Remix)
8. XY – Me bacid (Bowski Remix)
9. Mele & Skeet Skeet – AOHell
10. A-Trak – Ray Ban Vision (Luckybeard Remix)

Dada Life in the mix

Social networking is a such a massive part of peoples life nowa days. This is how we collect information on others and some right little gems for all to experience. This little gem came from the world of TWITTER. @themusicninja is some mad ass guy who posts the most amazing selection of music you could imagine. The Ninja posted this today and after 3 listens in the motor with the family on a day out, i had to share my experience with you all.

This is a 45minute mix from DADA LIFE and it stomps the pants an oldskool raver on 'E' in the acid years.
Enjoy......................DADA LIFE MIX FOR YA EARS.......................

Thursday, 21 April 2011

...MIAMI Mix 2011

F1 did not manage to get to Miami. This is what would have been played if we had attended the famous WMC.


sHoUt OuTs On ThIs OnE aRe: WMC bangers, Woods F1, GemofBangerz, nzmusic 101.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

..UK Garage No1

Dj EZ. The story........In 1989, at the age of 15, EZ (known at the time as Easy O) started his radio career on a pirate radio station called Dance 93FM playingHouse music, where he remained for 4 years. In early 1994, EZ set up his own pirate radio station based in Tottenham called Dimension FM, playing mostly Hardcore dance music, Rave music and House music. Dimension FM didn't last long due to being closed down by the authorities. EZ then landed himself a 4 hour Saturday and Sunday morning show from 8.00 am to 12.00 pm on another pirate station - Freek 101.8 FM (it was at this time that he changed his name from Easy O to EZ). As EZ started getting more well known he was given extra show time and was also made a member of the station's management team. EZ then started his own weekly club night called Club Z at the Gas Club in central London. DJ bookings for EZ started to soar and he was playing an average of 4 clubs a night every weekend.

EZ's first time on commercial radio was as a guest on high profile Kiss 100 DJ Steve Jackson's breakfast show (Morning Glory) and house DJs Bobby & Steve's show. The guest appearances became more and more frequent and EZ was offered the chance to stand in for Tuff Jam on a few occasions when they were not able to attend to perform their 2 hour show.

In November 1999, Kiss 100 offered EZ a permanent show on Tuesday mornings from 2.00 am to 4.00 am. Due to its success the show was moved to a Friday night (Saturday morning) slot from midnight to 2.00 am, directly after Bobby & Steve's show.

In 2000, after coming ninth place in a Kiss 100 top DJ of the year poll, DJ EZ was given a primetime show on Saturday nights from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm, called 'Saturday Satisfaction', and another show on Friday nights from 10.00 pm to 11.00 pm, called 'The Hour of Power'.

In 2002, his Saturday show changed to the earlier time of 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm.

DJ EZ currently hosts a popular UK Garage radio show called 'Destination Weekend' on London's Kiss 100 (also available nationwide onDAB, Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media and online) every Friday night from 10pm. He does a 2 hour show packed with old skool classics and the latest tunes from the UK garage world and featuring occasional special guests. With him always is his sidekick Winston.

As of Friday 4 September 2009 the Destination Weekend show was expanded to air across the entire Kiss network. This includes South Wales and South West England, covered by Kiss 101 and the East of England, covered by Kiss 105.

From 8 March 2008 until November 1, 2008, DJ EZ hosted a second Kiss radio show titled 'The Bassline Mix'. This was broadcast on Saturday nights from 10.00 pm to 11.00 pm across the Kiss Network (Kiss 100, Kiss 101 and Kiss 105-108). The show featured UK Garage music and Bassline anthems mixed non-stop by EZ.

Check out the best coz the best don't mess....DJ EZ

You need both these videos in your life:

F1 likes a bit of EZ on a sunny day

Friday, 8 April 2011

...Red Room

This may seem a bit strange to hardcore F1 followers but MYNC have played a massive part in the grooming of F1. Long nights of hard dancing, pulling shapes and just pure enjoyment watching these guys at the legendary night in coalville 'Passion'. MYNC have gone off the scale and hit it big time....
MYNC Project is Mark Brown and Nick Corelli. The duo have been DJing together; rocking dance floors (and dressing in bikinis - more on that later) for the last six years with their own brand of quality underground house; from dirty, partywise, jackin' tracks to electronic influenced house. Known for their standard 4 decks/2 mixer shows and innumerable effects units, they take DJing beyond simply playing other people's music into the realms of musical creation and live performance, twisting pre-recorded sounds into new and original dancing spells.

MYNC started djing at Passion in 1999 in the Redroom, in Coalville. Danny Rampling was first to be blown away by the MYNC Project, comparing them to the fabled us DJs the 'Constipated Monkeys'. An accolade enough on its own, he also invited them onto his Radio 1 Show 'The Love Groove Dance Party' for their first national radio mix. In 1999 Erick Morillo made his debut at Redroom and soon invited them to make their first appearance at Ministry Of Sound for his Subliminal night

In 2003 MYNC launched the 'Redroom Sessions' moving the house sounds of Passion's Backroom to the Mainroom and inviting some of the worlds biggest DJs to the Emporium. Needless to say the night went from strength to strength, featuring the likes of Sneak, Steve Lawler, Pete Tong, Derrick Carter, X-Press 2, Jon Carter, Danny Howells, Yousef and Lottie amongst many more. The boys finished their residency early 2004: "We left Redroom (Sessions) as we felt we had taken it as far as we could go, the club owners wanted to take the night in another direction and we didn't agree, so decided to part company. We launched MYNC Sessions at Leicester Uni on September 18th 2004, the full line-up was Erick Morillo, Deep Dish, Justin Robertson, Yousef and Lottie.

On the production tip, MYNC remixed one of Credence's biggest 12s - Loverush's 'Sam Ol' Thing' in 2001, James Holden's 'Nothing' in 2003 (on Loaded). They also remixed Harry 'Choo Choo' Romero's club monster 'What Happened?' for the mighty Subliminal and Slip N Slide in 2004.

MYNC Project released their first single in 2004 called 'The Session', which was loved by DJs and clubbers alike. They are currently in the studio working on the long awaited follow up to 'Edge of Seventeen' and have remixed 'Bush II Bush's 'That Piano Track'. August 2004 also saw the lads remix Danny Howell's massive Cr2 hit 'Duck Till Dawn'.

Outside of DJing and producing both are heavy hands within the music industry. Until it's closure, Mark was A&R for Credence records (started in 2000) and was responsible for signing releases from some of the world's top producers - including Dirty Vegas, Part-T-One, Sneak, Alan Braxe, Green Velvet, Skylark, Lee-Cabrera, Rune RK, Eric Prydz and more. He signed only the best in house music and knocked-up over 25 top 40 UK singles – in a time when most house records are lucky to get into the top 100. Mark now runs his Cr2 label with the help of his DJ partner Nick.

Nick used to run Variation Records alongside ex. Rhythm Master Steve Mac. Variation began in November 2003, the first release being Drum Bums 'Circus Parade' – a collaboration between Yousef and Steve Mac. The second release came from The Show with a huge dirty club track called 'The Party'.

MYNC Project have also hit up the radio waves with appearances on various shows and stations including a Radio 1 Essential Mix in July 2002, a live mix from Creamfields (Radio 1 stage) on Seb Fontaine's old show and a live set from Ibiza on Pete Tong's show last summer. Guesting on Ali B's show on Capital as well as presenting their own shows on various Midlands based stations. Not content with just radio presenting, the boys headed a TV show called 'The Zone' in 2001 which saw them covering clubbing globally, from Miami to London and interviewing the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Mousse T, Erick Morillo and Seb Fontaine.

MYNC mixed DJ mag's 'Credence Club Hits' covermount CD back in 2001. They debuted at number 86 in DJ mag's top 100 DJs list. M8 voted them as one of their 'Future Heroes for 2002'. They've DJed all over the world in locations such as Zouk in Singapore, Subliminal sessions in NYC, gigs in Las Vegas, Atlanta, Miami, Kuala Lumpur, Italy, all over the UK, Ibiza on the Space terrace, Amnesia Terrace and for Ministry at Pacha as well as a fortnightly residency at Coastline in 2004. They've DJed at Kylie Minogue's album launch party and the Kill Bill 2 afterparty, at the (what was) prestigious Muzik Awards AND… they've run around Ibiza dressed in bikinis after a particularly 'fun' session at their Cream @ Amnesia Ibiza residency in the summer of 2003. MYNC also held down a monthly residency for TYPE at the Cross in 2003/4.

2004 saw the boys return to the Cream Terrace for a 6-date residency sponsored by Blaupunkt, the press was all over the lads and they featured in FHM, Max Power, (the formerly) Klub Knowledge and too many more to mention.

So onto 2005 and the duo have an all new bi-monthly residency at London's swanky west London venue Neighbourhood as well as four gigs booked with the mighty Gods Kitchen at Air, Birmingham.

Note worthy gigs in the last few months have been Zouk in Kuala Lumpa, Ministry of Sound in Taiwan, Gods global gathering, Club Lipa Slovenia, M2 Seoul, South Korea, Madeira, Portugal.

As if that's not enough the boys have launched their own compilation series called 'United Nations of House' which was released to celebrate Cr2's 1st Birthday. The concept behind the series is simple but the results are outstanding! Invite the most exciting producers on the scene to contribute hand picked tracks, put them all together and you get two hours of current, future and past classics mixed together perfectly. It contains the work of Erick Morillo, Steve Angello and many more; a journey through the landscape of house encompassing everything from vocal uplifting tracks to techy dark room monsters.

The lads have also released a compilation through Incentive Music's respected offshoot Art & Craft. A double CD called 'thisismyhouse' that really is something special! This is a new series and it's a nod to MYNC's firm standing that they have been chosen to compile and mix its first instalment.

Believe it or not there is still more to come from MYNC Project so keep 'em peeled!

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Garden (MYNC Keep On Diggin Mix)

Goodwill, MYNC - Special Brew (Original Mix) (BacauHouseMafia.Ro)

Sunday, 3 April 2011

...2005 the summer

F1 summer mix 2005
This mix is one we have dug out from 2005. Performed in the summer at an afterparty, the vibes are still alive and F1 rocking it strong. As normal we have split the mix up, this time into 3 downloads to keep things simple for download time and mixcloud. Enjoy the old skool.

***Download Part 1***

F1 2005 Summer Mix 1 by F1djs on Mixcloud

F1 2005 Summer Mix 2 by F1djs on Mixcloud

***Download mix 3***

F1 2005 Summer Mix 3 by F1djs on Mixcloud

Saturday, 2 April 2011

... Crookers are back

Crookers are set to release their new collaborative EP ‘Bust ‘Em Up’ through Southern Fried on May 2nd. Italian electro duo Crookers took the scene by storm last year with the release of their first full length. Sure, many of the tracks were already staples of their live set but ‘Tons Of Friends’ was still a refreshing listen. Deeply eclectic, the album was followed by a series of international dates. Crookers hit the road, becoming fixtures on the festival circuit. Making friends along the way, the duo returned to the studio late last year. Recruiting Swedish producer Savage Skulls to help them, the four dance boffins set about blasting ideas at one another. Locked in a studio for ten days, sessions took place half-way up a mountain in Switzerland. Left alone to concentrate on their music, Crookers have returned with three absolute bangers. Released as a Dr Gonzo project – a nod to the cult writer Hunter S Thompson – the EP is bursting with energy. Opening with ‘Bust ‘Em Up’ the track is a relentless attack on the senses. A furious blast of fun electro beats, Swedish two piece Savage Skulls really add something distinct to the sessions. Continuing with ‘Get The F*ck Out My House’ the EP finishes with ‘Springer’. Retaining the energy of their debut album, the latest release from Crookers has a cartoon like energy which is difficult not to be hooked by. The unrelenting pace of the EP owes much to the input of Savage Skulls, who seem to unleash something within the Italian duo. Due to be released by Southern Fried, the new EP finds Francesco Barbaglia and Andrea Fratangelo re-capturing the blistering energy of those initial tracks which made their reputation. Crookers present Dr Gonzo ‘Bust ‘Em Up’ will be released on May 2nd. Annie Mac played the Ep last night on radio1 and it blew me away. The energy from the tracks is real club banger material.

...Do you have a Spoon

After following dance music religiously through the 90s Dave Spoon, aka Simon Neale, has become one of its leading lights. His seminal At Night was reworked with Lisa Mafia on vocals to became a huge hit across the globe, sealing Spoon’s reputation as a world-class DJ, remixer and producer. A regular on Toolroom Records, he’s since had a residency on Radio 1’s In New DJs We Trust, released numerous DJ compilations and remixed artists as varied as Beyonce, The Pet Shop Boys and Dizzee Rascal.

What is the prognosis for the music industry: terminal decline or steady recovery?

Who knows? All I know is that everything changes and so has the music industry. We have to accept that. Hopefully we’ll find some new ways of creating revenue for artists that will prolong things. I hate the fact that you are only as good as how many Twitter followers you have.

As an international touring artist who regularly finds himself on different continents in the same week, how do you strike a balance between your touring schedule and time in the studio?

I’ve not been touring lately which has been great as I’ve managed to get stuck into the studio a lot more. I am still crap at actually finishing things though – it seems to be my only downside! I miss the travelling but we’re in the midst of planning stuff for the summer right now, so I had best pull my finger out!

Does the industry these days dictate that artists need to be both creative artists and businessmen in equal measure?

Yes totally. You have to be able to manage a lot of stuff yourself as well as having management look after things. Social networking is fun but it is also a pain in the ass if you find yourself worrying because you forgot to tweet something today. The other stuff hasn’t changed – you have got to keep on top of what’s going on and keep networking.

Who’s currently rocking your world as a producer and why?

KiNK for sure – second to none. Also Peter Horrevorts has gained my attention. Both are solid and making great house music that’s technically and sonically amazing. I can’t talk them up enough!

What one piece of kit or plug-in can you not live without?

I can’t live without Propellerheads’ Reason 5. It has been the backbone of all Dave Spoon tracks since the start. It is straight to the point production – no messing about whilst keeping things creative. I’d recommend it to producers at all levels to be honest – something for all. I also use Logic with the Universal Audio UAD2 plug-ins. At the end of the day it’s about the inspiration, though, and these bits of kit inspire me no end.

When building a track how do you normally work? Do you start with the drums and build from that?

Most times I build around a drum groove, but it’s easy to hit a wall when working this way. Starting with a great sound, chords or a sample can be more inspiring sometimes.

Any advice on monitoring? Quiet? Loud? Do you prefer flat and boring speakers, headphones or big, phat and chunky monitors?

I worked at home on headphones for a few years, as that was the only way I could get on due to living in a block of apartments. Since I’ve had my own studio in a dedicated building I’ve never been able to go back to working like that. The Adam P11As with the SUB12 are insanely good. I had the P11As on their own for a year and they are, for me, the best thing I’ve come across. I do find I work very loud – not always a good thing, more of a bad habit to be honest – but you need to feel the music too sometimes! I get the best results by A/Bing different bounces in the car. If it works in there then you’re onto a winner!

What are the biggest barriers new producers face?

Too many toys to play with combined with the expectation of instant success. I have been there myself too and it can hold you up no end. I spent a year going through loads of software to run alongside Reason and found myself playing around endlessly and not getting the sounds I wanted, so I streamlined my setup to use just what I know best.

Don’t get me wrong, I try loads of new stuff out, but if I’m not going to use it I remove it. I think a lot of music has become science too. It happens all the time in electronic genres – producers forget melodies and grooves to concentrate on building the perfect audiophile sound. Some of the best music comes from imperfection and mistakes: fact.

What three pieces of kit / software could you not mix without?

UAD2’s 1176LN, Neve 88RS and Manley Massive Passive emulations are given a workout on all my stuff. The drum mix is always immense through the 1176 – it gets no tighter!

If you could give one piece of advice to yourself when you started out in music, what would it be?

Be patient, network and get used to quickly recovering from disappointment. Make yourself know in a dignified way. Too many people get ahead of themselves – go one step at a time.

What do you find hardest to get right when making a track?

Vocals. Recording is no problem with a great mic but processing and other stuff can be a challenge depending on how good your singer is. Experienced session vocalists are priceless.

Mastering: do you go to a professional mastering house or do you do it yourself?

I do the best job I can, but the labels that pick up my music tend to get this done. It’s not my area.

Loops? Or programming your beats from single hits?

Both. But if you use loops then Recycling, chopping grooves and reprocessing them is the way to go. Layering a 128bpm house loop over and over is dry as it comes – it’s like opening your own restaurant and then selling McDonalds food.

How important do you think it is to have your music mastered commercially? Can you do it yourself as effectively and what tools would you recommend?

It depends on your budget and project. You can do it yourself with good results, for sure, but there are amazing mix engineers out there who have been mastering all kinds of music for years; these engineers are worth their weight in gold.


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