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Stereo-Flex Monthly Podcast: March 2012
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March 02, 2012 12:39 AM PST

The boys return after a short sabbatical for ski and snowboarding.... with a range of choice cuts of booty tech, groovy funky house and a couple of cheeky remixes especially that Vaggio one......

Music from Catz and Dogz, lovebirds, MAS# and many more. Embed on our page and listen to each new episode as it is released and please pass on the word!!!

Love SF x

Stereo-Flex Monthly Podcast: December 2011
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December 01, 2011 11:22 AM PST

This month the Stereo-Flex monthly podcast features an excellent guest mix from Hamburg's very talented CRAM. A hot mix from the man who can. Also featured music from Manare, TEED and San Fran's Ardalan amongst others.

You can hear an interview with Cram chatting music production and sampling and this month no dulcet tones from Simon (Stereo) Reddy. Boooo.

Here is a transcript of the interview: Note we took some out due to audio quality: Thank you for coming on the podcast this month….. blah blah blah

Tell us, how long have you been involved with music:

Ah well…. then i have to tell you how old i am right (LAUGHS), but thats no problem.
I think i started making music when i was like, 15 years old, Im 37 right now, you can do the maths. Something like 20 years or something.

So what were you doing when you were 15 then?

I started doing hip hop. I was like everyone else with a little band, making music like acid jazzy hip hop. Like Galliano or something.

When your producing nowadays what software do you use?

I use Logic,

Have you been loyal with that since you started or is that something you have progressed onto?

Im not sure that LOGIC was around when i started, it was like ATARI and cubase then. I switched to logic when i started using macs a few years ago.

Do you use plug ins or do you favour hardware?

I use a lot of plug ins because they are sounding really good right now. But when i started making music things like plugins didn't really exist, so i started collecting samplers and synths and everything. So i guess its a mix between hardware and software.

Where do your influences come from now?

Everything, radio stations, Jazz, Classical music, hip hop still, R&B, i listen to a lot of different styles except rock music.

You have a residency in Hamberg, what is the night?

Basically its a club where i play, for me its cool to play the whole night, i can start slow, and deep and build up the night, from start to peak time, back to cool down.

All the way through huh?

Yup!

Ok Famous is one of your biggest records to date, would you agree with that?

Er, No, 'A good night' was the biggest.

You seem to be getting a lot of remixes on Famous at the moment.

Yeah i had a friend of mine do a version and i did two versions, the peak mix was old when it came to the release date, so we put on a deep mix too. You know Stephan Noferini do a remix which i personally like most. Thats what i play in sets, but i also play the deep mix.

How did you go about getting the sample?

I just had the idea of using that i tried with the sample and it worked, so i did the track and then i was lucky enough to sign it and the label tried to clear everything so its used with permission.

There are a lot of very good novel samples out recently, with Alli Borem using Brandy and Monica and when i saw your famous track was pleased to see Bros i chuckled to myself.

Its a comeback for Bros maybe….. ha ha

What else are you working on at the moment?

I just finished a remix for Rubix, i don't know if you know him? Signed to no Brainer records that will be out in December. And i just started working on a remix for Honom a track called backcat on pole position records. Which i like very much its a bit slowed down. I do a lot of remixes in the last months, maybe i cannot name them all, maybe people can go on Beatport and check them out.

Its great that people are buying my music, its great, its available on all download stores, im selling it now.

We always push people buying music responsibly on this show but if you like the music its worth paying out a pound a track.

Cool i think thats it,. Cram thank you for coming on the show and delivering a greet guest mix we wish you all the best……

If you want to contact Cram. Here are his digits: http://www.facebook.com/cramsclub

Stereo-Flex Monthly Podcast: November 2011
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October 31, 2011 02:41 PM PDT

This month we have a special edition this month, with a guest mix from the Brighton based boys Prok & Fitch. Tipped by the national media as ‘One To Watch’ in 2009, Prok & Fitch have more than proved the journalists’ predictions right. The hottest DJ/producer pairing in house music have chalked up an impressive array of achievements in the past twelve months, including rocking the main room at Amnesia in Ibiza, touring Brazil and Australia and releasing both critically acclaimed and dancefloor-approved tracks.

Now focussing on their original productions, Ben Prok and James Fitch’s works have been signed to some of the biggest names in the business: Axwell’s Axtone, Toolroom Records, CR2, Stealth and more. With serious and diverse support from the likes of Steve Angello, Paul Van Dyk and Carl Cox, there’s few clubs worldwide which haven’t witnessed the Prok & Fitch reaction.

The boys have also been remixing for some heavy duty names including Laidback Luke, Gregor Salto, Ministry Recordings and Strictly Rhythm. Their own imprint, Floorplay Music continues to sign strong projects too, notably a smash from ATFC & David Penn - there’s no doubt that Prok & Fitch is becoming the byword for superior skills in quality house music.

Prok & Fitch have been rinsing their passports this year too – spinning at Dubai superclub Sanctuary, rocking the main stage of the Sneakerz festival in Antwerp and the Free Your Mind festival in Holland, as well as Ibiza, Australia and Brazil.

Closer to home, the boys have also fulfilled one of their lifetime ambitions: to spin in the Wild Fruit arena at Brighton’s infamous Pride festival, which attracts over a quarter of a million revellers over one weekend.

All that and now they have the honour of playing the Stereo-Flex podcast show November 2011.

There is also music from Eats Everything, Groove Armada and the Helmholtz Resonotors. This month is a smasher!

Stereo-Flex Monthly Podcast: October 2011
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October 03, 2011 01:40 PM PDT

It's the end of the summer season so Stereo-Flex bring you a slightly more chilled version of the Stereo-Flex monthly podcast. Some cracking tunes and a special guest mix and interview from the infamous Mark Fanciulli. After his fantastic success of 'The Tide' on Joris Voorn's Rejected label, Mark has become a hot newcomer to watch. Listen to the full interview and his very tight Guest-Mix on this months show. Music from Kid Enigma, Maya Jane Coles and many more.

Interview Transcript:

Hi Mark, welcome, great to have you on the show. So for those of the listeners who don't know you, let me introduce you. Mark has been DJ'ing in the bedroom since 2001, but in venues since 2004 He completed his music production course in 2009 in Canterbury. And he has worked at Saved Records since 2009. Not to overshadow you, but we can't not mention your brother Nic Who's also your boss too. So tell us about your musical taste:

I enjoy listening to all forms of music, obviously dance music is my primary choice, but I enjoy listening to completely different genres too like Classical and Hip Hop. When I DJ I play across the board, mainly covering the spectrum of House and Techno.

Obviously, recently you've had success with the release of 'the tide'. Tell us about the making of that record?

I started working on the record in late 2010 and when it was finished I submitted it to Joris for his Rejected imprint. He made a few tweaks to it and then released it in May this year. I was so happy with the response it got, that it was being played by underground DJ's right through to more commercial artists.

You have a new record out soon With Jordan Peak. How did that come about?

Jordan is a real up and comer and an amazing talent. He has released some great productions and we spoke about doing a collaboration together. I started an idea in the studio and sent it over to him and he added some more to it. We then met up one day and finished it off. We called it "Keep On' and it's out on 2000 and one's area remote imprint in late november along with a remix from Shinedoe.

Recently you've played Ministry of Sound bar alongside the likes of Joris Voorn and Maya Jane Coles. Where are your forthcoming gigs?

My next gig is at the Source Bar on 8th august. Me and my brother will be spinning and have Adam Shelton coming down to play as well which will be nice. I will also be playing at Alexandra Palace on the 26th November in the DJ mag room for EPIC.

You have travelled and played all over the world including Italy, Spain and Brazil; which spots stand out and why? 

All the places have been great in their own way. When I played @ Warung in Brazil it was a really surreal playing in the garden at sunrise. Deep Sessions' birthday in Valencia was good fun too, really cool underground venue and an amazing crowd!

So, what does the future hold for Mark Fanciulli?

I have some more music coming up in the pipeline which I look forward to putting out and hope to be able to play at as many places at possible. I have just signed to Bullitt bookings for North and South America so I look forward to playing across the Atlantic soon!

FIN

Stereo-Flex Monthly Podcast: September 2011
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August 30, 2011 02:47 PM PDT

Stereo-Flex return with their best podcast to date. The jokes may be no better, but the music will be a delicate panache for your ears. Follow the links to subscribe and the show will download straight into your iTunes account, so you can listen on the go.

Tracklist:

Wayfaring Stranger - Jamie Woon (Dan Rutledge remix)
Envision - Osunlade (Ame Remix)
Malicia - Joyce Muniz feat Sketch
Loose in mind - LostRocket, LDF
Vortex - House amigos (Chris Lauer & Canard remix)
Battle for middle you - Julio Bashmore
Femme Fatale - Steve Lawler (Livio & Roby da funk remix)
The puzzle - Tube & Berger (Hanne & Lore remix)
Litmus - Sam Ball
Lets go back - Kraak & Smaak (Chocolate Puma remix)
We feel Love - Bass Kleph (Prok & Fitch remix)
Neue Mattheit - The chosen two
Overdose - Harry Choo choo Romero

Stereo-Flex Monthly Podcast: August 2011
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August 01, 2011 04:43 PM PDT

This month the Stereo-Flex 'gruesome twosome' smash out everything from Beach house to main room, stopping along the way with Nu Disco, Tech House and some jacked up grooves on the way. With music from the likes of: Butch, Tim Green, Maya Jane Coles, Deniz Kurtail, Danny Daze and Thomas Gold, this months episode will keep you grooving.

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Stereo-Flex Monthly Podcast: July 2011
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June 30, 2011 11:15 AM PDT

This months installment from the gruesome twosome, with a house feel and summer vibes.

Stereo-Flex Monthly Podcast: June 2011
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June 15, 2011 11:07 AM PDT

Hi welcome to the first edition of our Stereo-Flex podcast. Bringing you the best in upfront House and Electro. We are DJ's producers from the South East. Hopefully you'll enjoy our cheeky banter.

Track list:

1. JOE (Club mix) - Eddy Rox & Ron May - Starlight
2. Jungle Dancing - JFTH, Enzo Siffredi (Ft the Allstars) - Starlight
3. Harmageddon (Pleasurekraft Sideshow Remix) - Green Velvet - Relief Records
4. Bounce - Stereo-Flex - unsigned
5. Para Bailer - Mastiksoul & David Jones - 4Kenzo Recordings
6. Cool (extended edit) - Roodmusic
7. The tide (Joris Voorn edit) - Mark Fanciulli - Rejected
8. Cant hold me back (Thomas Gandey Remix) - Jaymo & Andy George - Moda
9. On Off (Sebastien Leger remix) - Cirez D - Mouseville
10. Tonca Tone (original) - Chocolate Puma - Defected
11. Help Please (original mix) - Phil V - unsigned
12. Milky Way - Ford Mustang - Plasmapool