MGUN aka Manuel Gonzales Makes His DBA Debut / Relive The DBA Boiler Room Takeover / End Of Year Charts From Semtek, MGUN and Nic Tasker MGUN aka Man

       

MGUN aka Manuel Gonzales Makes His DBA Debut / Relive The DBA Boiler Room Takeover / End Of Year Charts From Semtek, MGUN and Nic Tasker

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MGUN - The Upstairs Apt. EP

MGUN aka Manuel Gonzales Makes His DBA Debut With The Upstairs Apt. EP

2012 was a busy year for Don't Be Afraid and we are very happy to end the year on a high with an absolute killer release from Detroit native Manuel Gonzales aka MGUN. Since collaborating with Kyle Hall as NSNT PRJCT in 2010, Gonzales has developed a uniquely lo-fi sound all of his own, a sound first showcased on his debut solo release which appeared in 2012 on the Wild Oats imprint. His first release for Don’t Be Afraid is entitled The Upstairs Apt. EP. You can buy it here on vinyl or alternatively on digital from here.

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Don't Be Afraid Boiler Room Takeover

Relive The DBA Boiler Room Takeover Of October 9th.

The Boiler Room phenomenon has truly exploded this year, providing a great way to check out up and coming acts outside of the club environment. we were lucky enough to host a 'Takeover' on October 9th. Mr. Beatnick, Semtek, new signing Alis and Claws For? performed alongside the one and only Mr. G who was our guest for the night. Catch up with the streams and make sure to leave your comments on the youtube clips if you enjoy them. You can also find sets by Alis, Mr. Beatnick, Claws For and Semtek on soundcloud.

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OHM Dedications Series #5: Semtek Presents DJ Pierre

OHM Dedications Mix Series #5 Semtek Presents DJ Pierre

One-Handed Music is the label behind artists like Paul White, Bullion and Mo Kolours. They have long championed a UK counterpart to the LA beatdown scene, heavily influenced by J Dilla and other instrumental hip hop pioneers. This year they launched the Dedications Series, a podcast giving DJs the opportunity to explore the work of one artist exclusively in a mix. Guests so far include Beautiful Swimmers, JD Twitch of Optimo and Mr. Beatnick. The latest in the series comes from our very own Semtek, who chose DJ Pierre as his featured artist. Pierre, or Nathaniel Jones as he is known to his parents, is responsible for a number of the original acid house prototypes, including Acid Trax, which he recorded as part of Phuture. As a remixer he frequently adopted the Wild Pitch moniker, a name which became synonymous with a rough, loud and danceable house sound. Stream and download the mix here.

Charts From MGUN, Semtek and Nic Tasker

MGUN CHART FOR PHONICA RECORDS

BIG STRICK - Detroit Heat EP (Big Strick)
MARCUS MIXX / AARON 'FIT' SIEGEL - Salut The Noize With A Laugh / Kali - Fit Records
LEGOWELT - The Teac Life Part 1 (Strange Life Records)
KYLE HALL & KERO - Zug Island / K2 Attack (Wild Oats)
MR. BEATNICK - Sun Goddess EP (Don't Be Afraid)
RICK (POPPA) HOWARD - About Fourteen (Beautiful Granville Records)
MARCELLUS PITTMAN - M Pittman EP (FXHE Records)
FUNKINEVEN - Cha / Dracula (Apron)
MGUN - The Upstairs Apt. EP (Don't Be Afraid)
TUFF SHERM - Pharmacy (Trilogy Tapes)

SEMTEK 2012 BEST OF CHART

AMIR ALEXANDER - Gutter Flex (Argot)
NYRA - Funf (Never Learnt)
MR. BEATNICK - Sun Goddess EP (Don't Be Afraid)
BRAIDEN - Paganini (Rush Hour)
TYPESUN - Heart Maths (Pev Remix) (Roots Elevation)
CHRISTOPHER RAU - Marbled World (Never Learnt)
A SAGGITARIUN - Carina (Elastic Dreams)
MGUN - Harmnear (Wild Oats)
ORGUE ELECTRONIQUE - Our House (Kink & Neville Watson Remix) (Creme Organization)
SHIFTED - Sickness By Means Of Clairvoyance (Our Circular Sound)

NIC TASKER 2012 BEST OF CHART

SUN ARAW, M. GEDDES & THE CONGOS - Icon Give Thanks (RVNG INTL)
VARIOUS ARTISTS - Personal Space: Electronic Soul 1974-1984 (Chocolate Industries)
FISHERMEN - Fishermen EP (Skudge Recordings)
OMAR S - Wayne County Hill Cop's (FXHE)
BULLION - Love Me Oh Please Love Me (Deek)
ANDY STOTT - Luxury Problems (Modern Love)
SENSATIONS' FIX - Music Is The Painting In The Air (1974-1977) (RVNG INTL)
TIN MAN - Neo Neo Acid (Absurd Recordings)
ACTRESS - R.I.P. (Werk Disks)
JULIA HOLTER - Ekstasis (RVNG)

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