All posts by admin

aLLriGhT ReCorDs CoMinG aT’ Ya!

404216_10150624730062716_1400871053_n
Allright….summer is over … actually here in London summer has just started looking at the wheather … yesterday I had to evacuate the studio coz it was just too hot to bare and you can’t really stay indoors when it’s sunny in UK!
Anyway I guess everyone is well tanned and still recovering from the summer parties and festivals as we are. Altough even if we have not posted anything on the blog for almost 3 months we have been very busy (sipping gin and juice…laaaid back…with no money on our minds and neither on our wallets) getting things working for our records label. Lots of tracks, lots of remixes, if everything goes as planned they should start to get released towards the end of this year. Just to anticipate a few names, our friends
Phunx from Italy and Ass Shaker from France, two up and coming acts on the european dance scene, will be remixing two of our original tracks. So get ur ass ready!

 
We are also going through demos sent to us from other producers, so feel free to send us yours too using our soundcloud’s dropbox on aLLriGhT ReCorDs .
 
And how could you start a record label without having an event night to go with it … well … you could … but it wouldn’t be allright!!! … would it?! Thats why we are also throwing a monthly event “aLLriGhT ReCorDs” the party featuring all the artists that will be releasing their work through our label and of course lots of music from Luke and I. The venue is set to be “The Russian” in Kingsland Road, London E2, UK and the date of the first party will be the 13th of October 2011.
 
So remember … keep that night free, and moreover, keep the day after off … coz you’ll be hungover … be sure … I’ll make you hungover!
 
You can get full details about the event on FACebOOk and don’t forget to press attending and to join aLLriGhT ReCorDs Page, We promise We won’t spam you, just genuine updates!
 
Well…I hope I sold myself well with this info, will keep you updated as I get more news!
 
Long time mannnn
 
Mike

PS here is a new set to keep you busy enjoy

ALLriGhT – MiNtY ChiPPy ToFFee FidGeT by Allright on Mixcloud

NEXT aLLriGhT ReCorDs showcase

Facebook event

402483_10150624731562716_703246543_n

GIGS UPDATE

FACEBOOK EVENT

276643_183228801747464_1615778_n

FACEBOOK EVENT

277016_169189906496039_1571786695_n

FirsT TiMe iN tHe FuTure

I found out about this movie on a late night wonder at this year Glastonbury Festival in UK. I saw it for the first time with no sound; it was just a 30 minutes short displaying vintage computers and synthesisers interrupted by a bunch of old granddads being interviewed. It looked so interesting I waited till the end credits to write down the title intending to revisit when back in London. This is what I discovered: “What The Future Sounded Like” is a lively Australian short film, funded partly by the AFF, directed by , and concerns the electronic music movement that began after World War 2 and reached its peak in the 1970s, before the advent of home computers and improved technology. The film features musician Tristram Cary from the UK who developed a synthesized music score for Dr Who. Amusing anecdotes and good examples of this electronic music used by various groups and musicians are scattered throughout this enjoyable documentary”.
The result is a very pleasing half hour original video of “prehistoric” machines. Huge computers/calculators taking a all room of space, oddly shaped “cardboard boxes” emitting the strangest sounds, monitors featured in star trek episodes and lots of curiosities (ever wondered what Roger Waters used to play “On The Run” on Pink Floyd’s Dark side?). The documentary is being screened around the world in various music events, you can find all about it in the dedicated website “What The Future Sounded Like”
We are big fans of old analog gear, even though, being so expensive, we don’t own much (just a few weeks ago Mike and I spent hours fiddling with some at a showcase in the shop “Rough Trade” in Brick Lane. In our last release “Seb Marx – My Boots (aLLriGhT Remix)” out from 4th of July on UK label “Gush Records”

Seb Marx – My Boots (aLLriGhT RmX) by aLLriGhT we make some good use of an old Korg sound unit “Electribe EA-1” , a small mono analog synth very basic but that still produces really great fat sounds. Listen to the track and see if you can spot it!
Here is the film in 3 parts, “Peter Zinovieff” and “Tristram Cary” will give you the best insight on how it all started, in a feature where the word first comes about many times.
Hope you enjoy as much as we did aLLriGhT!

Luke aLLriGhT

 

We HavE UsEd iT, EvErYOnE HaS UsEd iT! AmEn

 

Yo…check out this wicked program about the most famous..and infamous break of all times. A nice journey into the AMEN break…yes,it has been used on that many hits!

AND

aLLriGhT featured in some US blog

allright

RELEASE UPDATE

Yo yo yo yo yo yo yooo…aLLriGhT is on  beatport today… check it out!

Enjoy Luke

MiNeSweePeR ReMiX CoMPeTiTioN

Yo! this is a contest we are taking part in. “Champion Records” is offering the opportunity to remix their new release “Minesweeper
by The Squatters, Oliver Portamento & Alex Powell, who have been working together for many years as DJs and successful promoters, event organisers & producers.
We went to see one of their shows and found it very refreshing, the right mix of Oldskool Hip Hop & Rave,House, Electro & more experimental genres such as Dub Step, Drum n’ Bass & even Trance. Definitely a must see!

We are in with our remix listen to it on this link

 

links:

“The Squatters”
“The Squatters on Soundcloud”
“The Squatters – Minesweeper (Original Mix)”
“The Squatters – Minesweeper (aLLriGhT RmX) on Soundcloud”

GIGS UPDATE

Facebook event

162052_188831591149989_5245149_n

Facebook event

188101_178909318820766_1309636_n

NeW CoMPeTiTioN aNd NYe MiX

Yoooo, Christmas has gone and so has NYE….hope all went good and you got your belly full,got all the presents…but you havent made us a present nor did we,so lets exchange present right here right now. i am gonna give you a present such as a mix we did not long ago…which is a bit cheesy at times but still …

ALLriGhT – aLiGhT MiXSeT by Allright on Mixcloud

And since you have no present for us you could go to
this link and at the end of the page press the “i like” button…its a competition that will get us playing in France and get us a bit of promotion possibly…it really means a lot to us, so please go and click,even my mum did it…have a good year and see you soon!

BTW, the competition main website is http://www.lesdiscoveries.com but its all written in french!

LeT No sHADoWs Be FouND wHErE DrEAmS aRe BoRN

The other day I went for a wee in my toilet and found written on the wall “let no shadows be found where dreams are born. KP 2010” where KP stands for Kevin Powder. I’m not really sure how to define this human being, maybe comedian/actor/filmmaker/promoter/stuntman/pornstar (?) (the list is endless). I only met him two weeks ago but it’s like I’ve known him for years. Kevin made his first appearance when he and his crew stopped on the street my friend Carlo, who is involved in sorting out club nights in venues like Fabric and The Egg and experienced in organizing warehouse parties in East London. Kevin proposed to him to get involved in his current project Carlo agreed. Since then Kevin has been part of our days with his exhilarating ideas and jokes. His profession is shooting funny film shorts that he poadcasts on youtube, check some of them yourself on these links

aLLriGhT has been asked to make an appearance on the movie he is currently making. It’s the story of Kevin English young man with a white limo who decides to organize a music event which will feature various styles of music from bands, music producers and djs. A serious amount of work, and to top that up he has decided to do so with the only help of people met randomly on the street, like Carlo. The film will culminate on the night of the party where Mike and I are playing. There is a lot of twists and turns in the movie plot (I’ve just been told the night dress code is “animals”!!! I’m thinking “swallow” for me and “toad” for Mike…) and Kevin’s fearless and in your face attitude makes the effort a crossbreed between Jack-ass and Smack the Pony. Don’t want to go too much in details because I not really sure what’s going on… if you ask me it looks all a crazy shambles!!!!!!!! but that’s what Kevin is like, a steady flow of foolish stories, unpredictable improvisations, enthusiastic ideas that will make this movie a different movie. I wouldn’t be surprised if he tomorrow turns up on a moe-pad saying he sold his limo for some cash to rent some strippers to exhibit at the party, that would be awesome!!!
Anyway this is a link for his website “kevinpowder.com” where you can find out more about him and his mission

a link for info about the party he is organizing held this Thursday at a secret location in east London

“One Night in Powder”

So if you want to meet the man behind all this, feature on his film and enjoy some great music and unusual fun come and join us for “One Night in Powder” warehouse party and expect the unexpected!

Luke

GIG UPDATE

Skiddle event

165189_400

Facebook event

50494_167564403262548_8023342_n

FACEBOOK EVENT

158016_164045786967796_6587867_n

52 CoMMeRciAL RoAd..MoRe rOAd…LeSS coMMerCiAL!


Lest week i got one of those invitation people send you on facebook and i generally dont really pay any attention to them, same is for messages coming from people you dont know! Anyway…i randomly found my self reading one that my friend tommy send me! It was for an album release gig,and the band releasing it was 52 Commercial road,where he is one of the guitarists. I have been following them for some time…probably 3/4years,i got a friend of mine recording an E.P. for them, i assisted the recording by sleeping in the couch of the studio that night (very helpful!). Well,since seing them the first time i tought they had lot of potential and what i loved the most was how they can mix each other sounds without even having a skilled guy behind the desk…and you need lot of chemistry for that! That first gig i saw was good as tommy came with a very DIY pedal board…it was in fact a tesco basket(see pic)…old school!
Ok,long story short….I decided to go and support them with my friend andrea (the one recorded them long ago), so after stopping at the vietnamitico for a meal,we run down to get there in time enough to get in for free (we are cheap!) thinking it was a strict venue…thanks got it was a squat…nothing compares with the careless-cheap and friendly comunity vibe you can find in a squat…some might argue with that… i dont!
Just to show the spirit of it…the same morning the coppers went there to kick them out…but they got there the wrong day…i couldnt see them being kicked out on this big occasion…they fought and managed to stay…thats people power!

The night started smoothly, as the cans of stella started kicking in my attention was drawn to the second band on…fuck me i thought…the belgiandelta sleep (math/post-rock)
came on stage and their mathemathic rifs really left me astonished,i love countertempos and fast/slow changes, add to that singing/screaming similar to “system of a down” and i am listening full on! be shure to check them out…its worth!

Third on the bill was thought forms (shoegaze/post-rock), by that time i was sitting next the stage and what i could hear best was the drum…and there was something good about the drums that i was hearing…definitely…my mate agreed…so big up to them too…altough what we were waiting for was 52 commercial road…lets say it…and their entrance couldnt be any better when a lady very kindly offered me a spliff to roll…fuck yeah…thank you lady!!! Damn…i sat down and got taken into their journey (yes i was stoned but the music did the most). Again these guys did a great job and showed they deserved all the attention they received. It was probably the highest peak of people and every song received the deserved cheering! For some tunes theywere joined by arp and viola (Altough i am a musician i am shit at distingushing that family of instrument,it might have not been a viola,but it was well played,and the player was nice too).

What to say…they really deserve attention so make sure you check out their stuff and…buy their album here…that night they were selling them with hand made cover(all different) for only 5£, and i refgret not to buying one, anw on that link its only 8£ for a physical copy of 7 traks so go buy one!

The last band on was another belgian band SoundFilm (Psychadelic post rock/Jazz) as they started i was in the toilette pissing and when i got back everyone was sitting on the floor (advised by the band as i got told), and so did i,actually i laid on the floor….their phsichedelia mixed with too many cans of stella unfortunately got me sleeping…when i suddently was woken up by some dubstep…and i realised the gigs were over!
Later on i got told they were worth seing them so big up to them too…altough what the belgian give they take…in fact what the belgian band gave, the belgian beer took!

Well…it was a really good night…power to the squats and a big hug to anyone that made the night possible…52 commercial road mainly!

BTW: download some of their material for free HERE or HERE

and here is a mixset by aLLriGhT

ALLriGhT MaSh PoP-TaToeS by Allright on Mixcloud

Enjoy!

MiKe

OnCe uPoN a TimE TherE WAs SaM CroWe

This is my first post, and because this is all about the music, I wanted to present to you a friend that taught me about music. Sam Crowe one of my piano tutors gave my class a series of lectures about how to express different moods through use of music. It was a mind blowing revelation!!! the fact that you can with predetermined “chord” shapes or using different “musical modes” make sound a song happy or dark, cheerful or sad, introduced me to the music language, the sound alphabet, a code to adopt to tell stories even without the use of words. PRETTY AWSOME ISN’T IT?
There is a lot to say on the subject but now I’m here to tell you about Sam, he is playing this weekend in London and you might be interested to listen to his musical stories.
Sam Crowe has just released an album with his band and is giving a free gig this Saturday at the Royal Festival Hall in London set starts at 4.30pm to 5.30pm. I highly recommend it if you like live music, well played by masters in the genre.
This is a link to his website and some videos

“samcrowe.com”

DO have a look, DO have a listen, DO enjoy aLLriGhT! ☺

Luke

EvErYboDY sAy HeH! coZ PriNcE ZimbOO Is in tHA HOusE

Its only every few months that you come across a rapper that you can say…DAMN..this geeza’s got style…last time that i thought that was when i came across Spitty Cash, a guy that had difficulties in the ghetto…a ghetto that never existed! (Check him out in a masterpiece such as Difficolta’ nel ghetto)

Anyway now i heard he has made it big and drives around the ghetto with a Volvo rather than a Fiat panda back when he made “the street Chronicles Intro” (and used to hang around the conad where he was well respected innit?

Ok, but its not spitty we wanna talk about here, but someone less violent and much funnier, i first heard one tune with his voice on and thought,i gotta find that geezer,and after about 6 months i came actross to the mighty Prince zimboo.
Now, he’s got what i call the african humor, simple but effective, and style too.
Funny enough i realised he did a tune with major lazer too
Well, you gotta listen to him your self to realise the style of one of his productions

And on hold the line freestyle

And dont forget to get some of his tunes and remixes people did for him on the links below,after checking his myspace
Heh!


Major Lazer f. Prince Zimboo and MIA – Baby (Switch RMX)

Prince Zimboo – Goosfraba

Prince Zimboo – Jingle Jungle Jam

Prince Zimboo – To The Rescue (Everybody Say Heh!)

MiKe