Monday, 20 September 2010

New T-Polar release

You can preview the new T-Polar release on Digital Distortions on their Soundcloud.

The release also features a De-Twist remix and will be available to buy from the 30th Sept.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Ecker returns...

We had a break, looked at a new venue and decided we would hit the ground running.

Ecker returns with a new venue…

Oct 15th
McHughs Basement

Kid Kameleon [Surya Dub, XLR8R Magazine, San Francisco]
Tinker [False Profit, San Francisco]

Residents: T-Polar, De-Twist, Bloom


After concluding their residency in the Menagerie in July with Submerse, Ecker returns with another belter of a lineup, a new venue and new soundsystem.

McHughs basement is the new venue and guests on the night will be two of San Francisco’s finest in the shape of Kid Kameleon and Tinker.

Kid Kameleon is DJ, promoter, writer, blogger, historian, archivist, and fan of electronic music. He’s been that way for 15 years. He’s from North Carolina, but ended up in New York in the late ’90s and early ’00s. He moved to the Bay Area in 2004, and currently lives in San Francisco. His performances are wild, eclectic, flamboyant, humorous, energetic and passionate, and he is a true believer in the DJ’s unique ability to be a curator and narrator. A prolific mixer, writer and journalist, he keeps one ear tuned to the new and cutting edge and the other to the glories of the past. He spins heads and feet the physical and digital world over.

Tinker is the resident laptop mistress of the long-standing and well-respected San Francisco arts collective False Profit. She has directed the chill stage at False Profit’s annual campout Priceless, curated a stage at Yuri’s Night Bay Area @ NASA Ames (for which she was also a founding creative visionary), and has thrown numerous other legendary underground parties in the Bay and beyond. Performing everywhere from the esteemed Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Cal Academy of Sciences to dark and dank basement clubs in Berlin, she has shared the stage with the Glitch Mob, Tom Burbank, Deru, Eliot Lipp, Dr. Toast, Random Rab, EPROM, Kid Kameleon, Lazer Sword, David Last, and more. She is a fast-blossoming producer in her own right, creating tunes that are getting noticed within the fertile west coast music scene. Be sure to catch this mischief-maker put smiles on faces and wiggles in the hips of her listeners.

Tinker promo mix 2010
Kid Kameleon mixes
Ecker Facebook!/group.php?gid=21658001945&ref=ts


Thursday, 20 May 2010

Submerse @ Ecker - 9th July

So....our next gig will be the 11th June. It will be the first residents night in a while and will mean alot of new stuff to drop.

After that we have Submerse playing for us. He has been on all our radars for a while now and we had to get him over as part of the Trans lineup.

Submerse has done a recent mix for Big Up magazine which is a great taste of what the man does. He also does a weekly show on SubFM you can check out a December show here

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Up and coming...

Cheers to all who made it a great night on Friday with ThatBoyTim and Colz. The Soundsystem let us a down a little (issue with the compressor) but that didn't stop both guests keeping the dancefloor locked.

We will be back for a residents night on the 11th June followed by:

18th June - Acroplane & Ecker @ Mynt

3rd July - Caspa @ Stiff Kitten with Bloom

9th July - Submerse @ Ecker, Menagerie as our Trans event

Im also playing at a night in the Front Page on the 28th May

Friday, 7 May 2010

Next Ecker

Bloom will be playing along with King Midas in Manchester that night. I cant actually find any info online but it is happening

T-Polar on L2S

T-Polar release on Future garage label L2S on Monday. Its a killer release with jupiter being my highlight

Check it out here and buy it!

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Busy Bassy weekend...

There will be a few good shows this weekend:

Friday - King Cannibal in the Arts College marks the return of Diston. The last Diston in the arts college was Surgeon and that was one of my favourite gigs ever in Belfast

Saturday - Bloom and T-Polar play in the Empire as part of the Dirty Sanchez party.

Saturday - Boabinga is in the Oh Yeah centre for Pressure

Sunday - We will be playing a Green Party fundraiser in the Pavillion along with Deadman. £5 in and it'll be a right bloody laugh.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Bloom tracks in the mix

Tracks from Bloom are included in a new mix by akkachar

Terror Danjah – Reinforced [Rwina]
Ginz & Baobinga – Tha Good Stank [Build]
Terror Danjah – Stomp Test [Rwina]
Bloom – Sunkissed [dub]
Ikonika – Psoriasis [Hyperdub]
Terror Danjah – Air Bubble [Royal T remix] [Butterz]
Swindle – Airmiles [Planet Mu]
SRC – Tangfastic [Rwina]
Rachet – Hyper Dimention [Rwina]
Terror Danjah – Power Grid [Planet Mu]
Eprom – Humanoid VIP [dub]
Doshy – Milky Way [Rwina]
Bloom – Love Phazed [dub]
Skinnz – Make Me Feel [dub]
Desto – 20/20 Handsight [dub]
Terror Danjah & D.O.K. – Peanut Punch [Rwina]
SRC – Goin Out [Rwina]
Starkey – Pleasure Points [Planet Mu]

Thursday, 15 April 2010

T-Polar - War Stories for the Boys - Out Now!!

available on: Beatport, juno, djdownload etc

T-Polar on Juno

Veteran Belfast based producer Gary Spence aka T.Polar has released a
wide range of work on a variety of labels over the past decade. From
the microhouse stylings of his debut album on Morris Audio, and 12" on
Karloff, to the bass heavy rollers on Digital Distortions and Wide
Recordings, a series of e.p.s for Nice&Nasty, more experimental fare
on Acroplane, and a forthcoming release on London future garage label
l2s, Spence has delivered a musical world full of depth, detail,
rhythmic invention, and tripped out wonder.

War Stories For Boys kicks off the EP with skittering, raw breaks, and
snatches of vocals from a range of unidentifiable sources, before
dropping an incessant bass riff reminiscent of the uk bass and
neo-electro styles of Rotters Golf Club releases.

Hardline Khan D takes a similar approach only with a funkier, cheekier
vibe, making more of vocal hooks, whilst Theme From Hoolohaan rocks a
synchopated shuffle, with distant crooning vocals, and subtle bass
emissions dropping in to keep things rolling.

Things get taken deep into the ether with the final track,
Poindexter(the hunter). Swirling high end synth patterns subside to
drop a loping, lowslung groove, augmented by a bassline that points
you towards the otherworldly.

Spence made his debut remixing therarelowry on Takeover's second 12"
back in 2002. He currently promotes Belfast's premier Bass Music
night, Ecker.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

This Friday...

We are back on Friday with our first friday slots (FFS) at the Menagerie. Looking forward to this one as it has been a while since we had the whole night to ourselves. We should have some announcements about future guests and will be a mini warm up for anyone headed across to bloc next week.

Check this album out by ID and Baobinga. If you have been down to ecker in the past few months you probably would have heard a few of their tracks. Anwyay this isn't technically a free album but is has an option to add a donation of whatever you like. All donations are going to charity i think so it is well worth donating something. The music itself is absolutely class. i'll be playing a few of these on Friday i'd reckon.

See you then

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Cheers and tunes

Thanks to all who played and made it down to our first night back at the Menagerie. Unfortunately Jim couldn't play as his laptop threw a wobbler an hour or so before the gig.

We will hopefully have a regular monthly date and are just waiting to get it confirmed.

In the meantime get your ears around MJ Cole's Mix for Ras Kwame. Its a bit good...

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

We are back...

Ecker presents 33 1/3 Part 2 with:

DJ Acroplane Recordings
Parsley Monkphat
G-Bo (check online for some recent mixes)
Jim Harte

We will be back in the improved Menagerie on Friday 12th February!

Part 2 of our 33 1/3 series which has guests playing for 33 1/3 minutes. We have put together a lineup which more or less gives you a taste of everything (Like Bounty when it was 'a taste of paradise' but with music).

£3 b4 10.30 & £5 after

Another quick music recommend is Shlohmo who did a mix for Mary Ann Hobbs recently which knocked my socks off. Lots of links on his page there and his album is well worth checking out

Monday, 11 January 2010

New Music

An immeasurable amount of great music around at the minute.

A splendid mix from Sully has just gone up on the Fact site really worth a listen as alot of unreleased stuff in there.

Also new tunes from myself and T-Polar on Soundcloud.

Just too much music to list at the minute to be honest but that should give you a few things to listen to.

Also, good news....looks like you will catch us in February....

Tuesday, 5 January 2010


Happy new year!!

Anyway,start the year off with a new mix from Bloom. Plenty of lovely stuff to get stuck into there.

Actually thats about away to defrost