Phibonaci has been hosting UK Garage Sale at The Keep in Lowell, MA now for over a year. Due to COVID19, The Keep was mandated to shut down bar and dining service. Many employees were laid off and have no source of income. As a new business, they are at risk of losing the past two years of hard work that has helped their establishment grow.
How does this relate to you? The folks at The Keep have welcomed the electronic music community into their business and have allowed me to host the only monthly UK garage night in the New England area. Their support has enabled me to consistently pay the DJs and myself and they have contributed to the efforts of building a larger UK garage community on this side of the pond. Also, they are really great people that own a classy business with amazing food, great whiskey and craft beers.
So what are we doing about it? Next weekend, April 10th – 12th, 2020, Phi and Robot Haus are live streaming garage DJs to raise money to help The Keep stay in business! Then we can all continue to have great food, drinks, people, and garage!
More info will be out soon with links for listening and donating.
Below is the link to the recent article describing the cause for this fundraiser.
<<<<<<<< LINEUP!!!!! >>>>>>>>>
8pm EST (1:00 GMT): MICHAEL SAVANT
9pm EST (2:00 GMT): STEPPO
10pm EST (3:00 GMT): KONVURT
11pm EST (4:00 GMT): DJ ORIGINATE
12am EST (5:00 GMT): JOHN D
1am EST (6:00 GMT): DARKCIDE
2am EST (7:00 GMT): VAL DEE
12pm EST (17:00 GMT): SINHAUS
1pm EST (18:00 GMT): DJ FLACK
2pm EST (19:00 GMT): G NOTORIOUS
3pm EST (20:00 GMT): EASY J – UK
4pm EST (21:00 GMT): T BREAK – UK
5pm EST (22:00 GMT): FRANCESCO TA – UK
6pm EST (23:00 GMT): SEKT 87 – UK
7pm EST (00:00 GMT): PHIBONACCI
8pm EST (1:00 GMT): TEOTEK – UK
9pm EST (2:00 GMT): ANDREW KASI
10pm EST (3:00 GMT): DJ CANON – SOUTH CAROLINA
11pm EST (4:00 GMT): NO MERCY
12am EST (5:00 GMT): SHVA
1am EST (6:00 GMT): ILLIKIWI
2am EST (7:00 GMT): SCALZ
Minimoog Model D and iKaossilator could help create a hit in your bedroom.
If you’re a musician (or fan) whose concerts got scrapped over coronavirus concerns, you’ll at least have more tools to produce music when you’re at home. To start, Moog has made its Minimoog Model D iOS synth app available for free. It wasn’t hugely expensive to start, but this could make it easy to recreate the first portable synth and slip some Kraftwerk- or Dr. Dre-inspired sounds into your latest track. Moog didn’t say how long the price change would last, but you might want to act quickly.
Not to be left out, Korg is doing the same for its Kaossilator apps, which normally cost close to $20. Android artists can grab the software for no charge until March 20th, 2020, while the iOS crowd has until March 31st to get iKaossilator. Either app makes the most sense if you’re more into looping audio and variety than strict technical realism, but that may be all you need to add some spice to a future hit.
Elements is old enough to drink! I remember when it started and I was a resident at Sessionz where we were all like “Cool, another little DnB weekly at a bar, I wonder how long THAT will last?” 21 years is truly a monumental amount of time to run a weekly club night of any kind. Nevermind one based an underground genre spawned from the ever trendy and fickle UK where club goers often sometimes to change their whims about music more often than their “knickers”. A huge “BIG UP!” to first of all, Lenore who’s held it down since day 1 but also Bill Crook, Rando, Fox… (I know I’m forgetting and I don’t even know everyone who’s worked tirelessly over the years pushing this one along!) I don’t know if there’s another DrumnBass night in the entire world that’s run weekly for 21 years, at the same venue.