Håkan Lidbo is Better than SEX

Håkan Lidbo, mighty Swedish producer of all things electronic is back on with a four track EP that ranges from deep house to techno via some heavy rock landing bang slap in the middle of the dancefloor.

Hakan Lidbo - Better than SEX

First up, ‘Let’s Rock’ takes the two opposite extremes of heavy rock and techno, mashing them together producing a glitchy head banging classic destined for peak time status in your more eclectic DJ’s sets.

Next up ‘Honey Dipping’ takes things bumpier with some futuristic vocoder tinged deep house that comes across effortlessly as Daft Punk with a swing.

Sug Min Puss sounds like a bee stuck in a jar but with a 4/4 beat and big distorted bottom end that gets locked into a groove that builds up the pressure relentlessly. Magik Johnson demanded to remix this, so keep ‘em peeled for his take later in the year as those Kiwi festivals were lapping it up during their antipodean summer.

Check out the amazing photo shoot that was produced with this audio

Finally, Groove On goes old school with a 909 kit and rave synth straight from ’91. Aciiieeeeed!

Into The Valley – September 12th at the Trades Club

Into The Valley returns for its third installment of acid house, cutting edge bands, dancefloor mayhem and pale ale on September 12th at the Trades Club

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The Fourth Plinth Mix

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On Monday, 31 August from 22.00 – 23.00, failed superhero and border-line alcoholic Flash Atkins hosted a disco party on the 4th Plinth in Trafalgar Square as part of Anthony Gormley’s One and Other.

He attempted to re-create the atmosphere of Studio 51, the soundtrack of the Paradise Garage, the energy of The Hacienda circa 1988, the sound system of the MOS and the lighting of U2’s stage show by performing live along to his DJ set……off a van leisure battery.

This is the DJ set.

Queen Flash
Karoshi Bros Love The World (Flash Atkins Mix)
Samba Unknown
Neighbour Drunk on the Funk
Herbie Hancock Rockit
Adonis No Way Back
Michael Jackson Thriller (Edit)
Hall & Oates I Can’ Go For That
Chris Joss I Want Freedom
Black Science Orchestra New Jersey Deep
Mr Scruff Sweetsmoke
The Bionics They Prefer The Disco
Flash Atkins G.I.G.O.L.O
Richie Havens Back To My Roots

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Flash Atkins hosts a disco party on the 4th Plinth in Trafalgar Square

Flash Plinth

On Monday, 31 August from 22.00 – 23.00, failed superhero and border-line alcoholic Flash Atkins hosted a disco party on the 4th Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

He attempted to re-create the atmosphere of Studio 51, the soundtrack of the Paradise Garage, the energy of The Hacienda circa 1988, the sound system of the MOS and the lighting of U2’s stage show………by performing live and DJ-ing off a van leisure battery. He used his laptop, microkorg, MPC 2000, percussion, bongoes, microphone, loudhailer, gin, power amp and speaker to great effect.

The set consisted of his new single The Sweetshop with Caspa Codina, exclusive tracks forthcoming from himself in collaboration with Kathy Diamond, Karoshi Bros, Danielle Moore (Crazy P) and George Demure (did you hear GIGOLO played at the end of the set? WOW) plus unreleased We Are Woodville and PAPERecordings material as well as the latest bumpers and thumpers.

It is part of Anthony Gormley’s One and Other (www.oneandother.co.uk) – Watch out for a live interview in Trafalgar Square on Friday September 4 with Clive Anderson at 7pm on Sky Arts 1.

Bloody great….

If you couldn’t make it here it is – yes HERE

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www.twitter.com/flashatkins
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His walk to global superstardom is complete with 1st Front Page spread!

Flash Atkins can finally kiss his life goodbye as a superhero plucked from the musicial underbelly of lifes hard knocks, and bask in the delicious glory that this ‘best hero in village’ local rag coverage will bring – Kyrptonite?

Pah ….. he’s even aroused the curiousity of the Queen during his forthcoming Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth performance.
How’s he gonna get up there you ask – Cherry Picker? nahhhh he’ll fly of course….

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Håkan Lidbo is the chosen one!

Håkan takes a closer look

After weeks of deliberation, Depeche Mode have finally chosen a winner for their ‘Peace’ remix contest. Over 1000 producers entered the Beatport-sponsored remix contest, and over 51,000 votes were cast by the public making it the biggest remix competition ever held on Beatportal.

Hi name is our very own Håkan Lidbo!

Altogether the band received 20 remixes, 10 chosen by the public via a vote, and 10 chosen by Beatport’s judges (who listened to, and debated each and every remix).
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Depeche Mode then listened to and scrutinized each of the 20 remixes, and spent many days deciding which mix would be crowned their eventual winner.

In the end, they found their champion.

Wahoooo!!

Into The Valley No. 3

Into The Valley returns for its third installment of acid house, cutting edge bands, dancefloor mayhem and pale ale.intothevalley

Saturday, 12th September 2009
Trades Club
, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8EE
£5/£7.50 (non-members)
9.30pm – 1.30am

Into the Valley Facebook group at www.facebook.com
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James Holroyd (Back2Basics/Bugged Out!)

Sisters of Transistors (Live)

Flash Atkins (ITV / We Are Woodville / PAPERecordings)

Chris Price (ITV / What the Freak?)

Flash Atkins has also done a new DJ mix that is a blend of house, disco,
dubstep, techno, soul, breaks, electronica and balearic. Unbelievable I
know, but he does have the power to manipulate sound.

http://soundcloud.com/flash-atkins/flash-atkins-mix-summer-09
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Flash Atkins – Beats and Pieces DJ Mix No. 1

flash_barHere’s a link to a balearicy kind of mix of downbeat, soul, pop, reggae, dub and breaks done just because the sun is shining.

Ideal for BBQs, ironing and biscuit baking.
Flash Atkins – Beats and Pieces DJ Mix No. 1

We Are Woodville – live at The Macbeth, Hoxton

We Are Woodville rocked the rafters at Hoxton’s Macbeth pub – Spektrum played live with Hakan Lidbo from Sweden….

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Message to the guy that left his tombola – its behind the palm tree in the backroom – hubba hubba