To celebrate the season, as well as the launch of our brand spanking new website, we're hosting a marathon 8 hour party at Glasgow's wonderful Stereo. Tickets available via Paypal link at the bottom of this blogpost.
We are delighted to present an eclectic yet carefully curated night of some of the best music the UK has to offer (in our humble opinion).
Tickets cost £10 and include a FREE year long subscription to our download site (worth £10)!
Available online here: http://uk.brownpapertickets.com/event/139369
and here: http://www.tentracks.co.uk/blog/74-ten-tracks-presents-a-website-is-for-life-not-just-for-christmas-tickets-here-includes-free-ten-tracks-subscription
...and on Ticketweb.
Frog Pocket is a legend in the Scottish underground electronic scene. His wonderfully weird "splatterbeat folk" has seen him release on the likes of Planet Mu, Benbeculaand his own Mouthmoth imprint. His infamous live shows are a unique blend of beauty and bass and we're extremely proud to have him play for us.
The Blessings are Dom Sum & Fine Art. Founding members of LuckyMe alongside Mike Slott and Hudson Mohawke. A melting pot of 90's kid influence: New Jack Swing, RnB, Electronica, Garage & Deep House all getting processed by the crystal sound of contemporary Hip Hop & RnB. With their debut "Galaxy High" on the Dutch tastemaker Nod Navigatgors, they step out from behind the scenes of LuckyMe to bring their own 6 track selection of glistening melody, thumping drum programming and swagger.
To date they have featured in The Independent, The List, Mixmag, The Newyorker, Nylon, Dazed & Confused ( awarded in the Young Creative Entrepreneurs feature alongside Merok Records and this guy called Diplo). This Summer they played in front of 8000+ girls with that sallow Spanish look (probably wearing like, red jeans) at the LuckyMe presents stage at Sonar Festival 2010. Shit was awesome.
Catch their guest mixes for Mary Anne Hobbs BBC Radio One, XLR8R, URB, Dazed, The List, Vessel, BRAINFEEDER, Allez Allez and The Skinny. Despite this bio, their music and their clear notch in the rap game, they are yet to formally record with any of the Force M.D's.
Truly banging indie-house cross-over from over the water. Stops and starts used with the sole aim of making you dance even harder - and long track lengths to quench the dancelust of the fittest.
Good words go thus: "Dublin four-piece with a good handle on the finer points of abrasive, jerky, post everything punk noise. Forthcoming debut single Good Hood / Iodine will make you grin with delight (or fear)." THE TICKET (Irish Times)
"Dublin's Logikparty blast forth with an urgent pulse, a wasted My Bloody Valentine guitar, a scratchy desperate vocal. Touchstones may well be the post punk scree of early Fall or the crashing calamitous sound of prime Huggy Bear but there's seams of post-hardcore dynamics and a truckload of fun... A stonking double A!" ROUGH TRADE. (UK)
"...influenced by bands like Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Bush Tetras and James Chance and the Contortions and more great things... their abrasive and austere No Wave/Post-Punk really comes as exciting and intense as those bands used to be!" X-MIST. (Germany)
"...a super energetic abrasive guitar riff and pounding drums... Very new wave sounding.... reminds me of bands like Ut and there's deffo a bit of early Siouxsie in there as well. It's a strong debut single." NORMAN RECORDS (UK)
"..a rather superb slice of post-punk-meets-new-wave-noise". ROAD RECORDS. (Dublin)
'Sublime meta-genre electronic loops, rhythmic musings and sonic experiments, giving birth to epic/nostalgic synthy motifs. A breath of fresh, warm digital air in the background - yet danceable when you push volume up. Which one finds oneself doing.' (Ten Tracks)
Enfant Bastard is an experimental punk, electronic group from Edinburgh, Scotland, based around the songwriting of one Cammy Watt. An integral part of the Bear Scotland collective, alongside Meursault, Withered Hand, the Foundling Wheel amongst others.
“tape crackle hisses away in the background, instruments slop about all over the place, and everyone sounds wasted - like they just rolled in from the pub and decided to write and record an entire album in five minutes, resulting in the odd flaring up of relationship-killing drunken honesty. Making things seem effortless is a skill in itself; sounding this exquisitely rough is enthralling.” – the Skinny
Beautifully/heavily strange music to groove to from an electric trio of pedal perverts and tub thumpers.
Ten Tracks' top download, 2010.
Fur Hood make seemingly lo-fi yet beguilingly complex experimental pop music. We like.
Its always exciting when we come across an amazing artist that we hadn't heard of before. We think Blood Blood is amazing and he'll be setting the scene to reward those who come down for the whole show. And reward, it is:
Just bring your paypal receipt to the door (on paper or on your phone), and you will receive entry along with a voucher, worth £10 of Ten Tracks downloads.