Win a 3-day Sunsplash festival pass!

4 May

Our friends at FACT magazine are offering some lucky bugger the chance to win a pair of 3-day passes to this year’s Sunsplash Antalya, including accommodation at the luxurious Hillside Su Hotel (but not flights).

To enter, simply e-mail your name and the word ‘SunSplash’ to competitions@thevinylfactory.com. The winning entrant will be notified before May 12.

Good luck! And see you on the beach….

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Sunsplash mix 06: Phil Asher ‘Version 1’

30 Apr

With less than 4 weeks to go before Sunsplash 2011 we’re giving something truly special with our latest exclusive mix, a heavy, heavy roots session from Sunsplash favourite and Restless Soul visionary Phil Asher.

Best known for his soulful and deep house productions, as anyone who’s ever seen Phil DJ can testify, this is man of many tastes and a lover of numerous sounds. His mix, titled Version 1, is perfectly set for summer – a dubwise roots vinyl-only mix that’s as inspiring as it is bass-heavy. Turn it up people, all the way up…

Stream / Download : Sunsplash mix 06 – Phil Asher ‘Version 1’

Tracklist:

1. DJ I ROY – TIGER FROM BENGALIE – SUCCESS RECORDS
2. PABLO ALL STAR – SKANKING VERSION –  ROCKERS
3. CARLTON LIVINGSTONE – TALE OF TWO CITIES / DUB – CHANNEL 1
4. PRINCE FARI & CULTURE – MESSAGE FROM THE KING / VERSION – CRY TUFF WISDOM MAN
5. ROD TAYLOR – NO ONE CAN TELL I ABOUT JAH JAH / VERSION – CRY TUFF WISDOM MAN
6. MAYTONES – WHO CANT HEAR MUST FEEL / VERSION – COMMANDA MUSIC
7. MAYTONES – WHO CANT HEAR MUST FEEL – COMMANDA MUSIC
8. TENOR SAW – JAH GUIDE AND PROTECT ME / VERSION – FS001
9. TENOR SAW – JAH GUIDE AND PROTECT ME – FS001
10. TENOR SAW – JAH GUIDE AND PROTECT ME / VERSION – FS001
11. MICHAEL PROPHET – YOU ARE A NO GOOD / VERSION – JAH GUIDANCE
12. MICHAEL PROPHET – YOU ARE A NO GOOD – JAH GUIDANCE
13. THE UPSTETTERS – STRONG DUB – UPSETTERS RECORDS DISCO CORK
14. JACOB MILLER – TENEMENT YARD – INSTRUMENTAL DUB – ARAB RECORDS
15. MIKEY DREAD & KING TUBBY – PARROT JUNGLE – DREAD AT THE CONTROLS
16. BLACK UHURU – DUB OF EGLINGTON  – ISLAND RECORDS
17. STEPHANIE SAMUELS – AFRICA WE WANT TO GO / DUB – CHANNEL 1
18. HUGH MUNDELL – ONE JAH, ONE AIM, ONE DESTINY/ VERSION ROCKERS ALLSTARS – ROCKERS INTERNATIONAL
19. AUGUSTUS PABLO – EAST OF THE RIVER NILE / VERSION PABLO ALLSTARS – ROCKERS INTERNATIONAL
20. I ROY – SATTA MASSAGANA – ATTACK
21. KEN BOOTHE – SATTA MASSAGANA – ATTACK

Sunsplash mix 05: DearHead

25 Apr

Blink and it could almost be summer outside, and what better way to get in the mood for Sunsplash 2011 than a little warm weather, a day lolling around in the sunshine and, of course, amazing new music…today, that comes complimentary courtesy of Istanbul’s underground house and disco duo Dearhead, who’ve compiled the fifth in our series of exclusive Sunsplash mixes.

Inspired by 80s electronic dance music, jazz and house, the duo of Bengi Ünsal and Evrim Tüfekçioğlu will be bringing the new sound of underground Istanbul to Sunsplash, so be sure to check ’em out. In the meantime, the water’s warm, so dive right into their exclusive Sunsplash mix!

Download: Sunsplash mix 05 – DearHead

Tracklist
Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas – Mighty Girl
Solomun – Love Recycled 2
Kaine feat. Kathy Diamond – Love Saves the Day (Soul Clap Remix)
Azari & III – Into The Night (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
Jin Choi – You’ve Done Me Wrong (Original Mix)
Maceo Plex – Your Style (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
The Detroit Experiment – Think Twice (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Pele & Nico Stojan – Belladonna
Analog People In a Digital World – Rose Rouge (Vocal Edit)
James Teej – Seven Day Mend (Spencer Parker’s A Gun for Hire Remix)
Clockwork – It’s You Again
Nicolas Jaar – Mi Mujer
Guti – All The Girls
Siji – Ijo (Main Vox)
Deniz Kurtel  – The L Word feat. Jada (12 Inch Version)
Siopis – Really Love Ya (Original Mix)
Josh One – Contemplation (King Britt Funke Mix)
Carl Craig – Andromeda

Little Louie Vega: Master at Work

20 Apr

The sun is shining, and we’re feeling fine…what better way to get into summer than with a classic house track from back the day, courtesy of Sunsplash headliner and legendary NY DJ/producer ‘Little’ Louie Vega and his production partner Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez, better known as Masters At Work. This cut, ‘I Can’t Get No Sleep’, also featured Latin singer India and literally smashed it as clubs across the globe…hopefully, Louie will pull it out the bag come Sunsplash!

Hear Benji B in session

13 Apr

One of the homegrown DJs we’re most excited about playing this year’s Sunsplash, Benji B has long been a great club DJ but now he’s advanced to the ranks of Radio 1 he’s been able to showcase his passion for the latest next level dubplates to a broader church, debuting new releases from the likes of Burial, James Blake, Floating Points and the new school of UK electronic music.

We expect this, plus a whole lot more unheard music, from his set – to get a flavour take a listen to a recent Benji Radio 1 session, featuring new music from James Blake, Hype Williams, Snoop Dogg and more!

Sunsplash mix 04: Simbad

5 Apr

 

 

The man behind our latest exclusive Sunsplash mix needs little introduction…a much-loved regular at Sunsplash, Simbad smashes it every time, trashing genres is just part of the fun.

Fresh from a US tour that’s seen him headline Francois K’s legendary Deep Space session in NY let this Brownswood regular bring the party: summer has finally arrived

Download: Sunsplash mix 04 – Simbad (“Antalya by night mix”)

Tracklist to follow….

Sunsplash mix 03: Ilya Rasskazov (Headz.FM)

30 Mar


The sun is shining and Spring is most definitely in the air, which can only mean one thing…Sunsplash is only a few months away people! To celebrate the smile inducing thought of kicking back on the Turkish coast, cocktail in hand, soaking up the vibes, we bring you the third in our appetite-whetting and totally exclusive Sunplash DJ mixes. And this one’s a corker, courtesy of Moscow’s Headz.FM founding member Ilya Rasskazov

A community of DJs, producers and music-lovers, Headz.FM have long pushed an eclectic selection of deep & soulful mixture of future jazz, funk & soul, broken beats, afrobrazilian rhythms, deep house and downtempo, organizing and promoting numerous club events in Moscow and other cities in Russia with guests including DJ Krush, Gilles Peterson, Jazzanova, Peter Kruder, Ame, 6th Borough Project, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Kyoto Jazz Massive, Domu, Bugz In The Attic, Mad Mats and many others.

In 2004 Ilya was chosen to represent Russia at the Red Bull Music Academy which became a spur to continue with his music activities and pushed him on the next level. In 2008 Ilya with his longtime partner in crime Dimitri Studitsky aka Dimitri from Moscow went to produce a double mix-compilation “Diggin’ Compost” with a selection from the catalogue of Compost Records which was licensed for the Russian market at that time.

Now, he’s making music, including a remix for the Jamaican singer Rob Symeonn, which can be heard on this mix. Kick back and play this one loud!

Stream/Download: Sunsplash mix 03: Ilya Rasskazov (Headz.FM)

Tracklisting:

1. The Stepkids – “La La” (Stones Throw)
2. Seu Jorge & Almaz “Everybody Loves The Sunshine” (Now Again)
3. The Electric “So Now You Know” (OGS)
4. Space Invadas “Ready Or Not” (BBE)
5. Andy Ash “Never Give You Up” (Less)
6. George Benson “Love X Love” (Koko Southport edit) (GAMM)
7, Only Child feat. Amp Fiddler “U Bring Me Vibes” (Grand Central)
8. DJ Fudge “If I Had A Band” (Kif)
9. Prommer & Barck “Everything” (Derwin)
10. Shuya Okino feat. Navasha Daya “Still In Love” (Especial)
11. TJ Kong & Nuno dos Santos feat. Nicolette “Birthday” (Pitto vocal remix) (Compost)
12. Penner + Muder “Speak Your Mind” (Moodmusic)
13. Soul Renegades “Kiss The World” (Restless Soul)
14. Black Coffee & Roland Clark “100 Zulu Warriors” (Culoe de Song remix) (Tribe Records)
15. 6th Borough Project “7 Grams Of Funk” (Less)
16. Rob Symeonn “Chosen” (Headz.FM remix) (unreleased)
17. Pervoe Solntse “Glina” (Maxim Kotnov gypsy dubstep remix) (unreleased)