Friday, 17 June 2011

Abandon Silence 1st Birthday: thanks and pictures

On the 2nd June, we celebrated our 1st Birthday at the fantastic Shipping Forecast bar in Liverpool City Centre. Performances came from Joy Orbison, Alix Perez and the return of every local DJ to have partied with us in the past 12 months.

I would like to take this moment to thank everyone that has assisted in every way, big or small, to the progression and success of Abandon Silence.

On the promotions side, we now take a Summer hiatus, and will return bigger and better in September, see you then!


Abandon Silence

ps. below are a selection of the best photographs from the night. The rest can be viewed BY CLICKING HERE

One to Watch: Clams Casino

After the release of his highly acclaimed self-titled instrumental mixtape, Clams Casino has gone in the most perfect direction. After previously producing diverse hip hop for artists such as Lil B and Soulja Boy, he has decided to release his latest EP, Rainforest, through the New York based label Tri Angle. Famed for releases from 'drag'/'witch house'/ 'calypsostep'/'needlesslabelstep' artists such as Balam Acab, the ease with which Rainforest fits in to the label's roster is highly exciting.

You can stream the EP from Soundcloud below - it is available to buy from the 27th June.


Rainforest EP by clammyclams

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Jack White, Norah Jones, Dangermouse and Daniele Luppi - Rome (Album Review

In the last couple of years there has been an uprising of the so-called ‘Super Producers’. Most of the music coming from these guys sound like a collection of singles produced for different vocalists by the producer, with the only unifying aspect being a love for noodly jazz (cough.. Ronson… cough) or pulling out ‘unexpected’ covers (cough.. Ronson.. cough) or, in fact, the fact that they’re best mates with said producer. (cough… no point anymore… cough)

Read the rest here...

Hudbu Festival - this September

This coming September, you can catch Abandon Silence founder Andrew Hill performing a DJ set at the brand new Hudbu Festival! Based at Wirral Rugby Ground just over the River Mersey from our usual home in Liverpool, an awe-inspiring line up of the world's finest DJs and producers looks set to shake the very foundations of the UK festival scene. Though don't take my word for it, check the video out here....