BLOC 2011 5th Birthday, First 10 acts announced!

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Greetings Bloc family,

In March 2011 we will celebrate the first five years of the life-changing BLOC festival and we are bursting out of our brains in a giddy blast of thrill to announce to you all that the most important BLOC festival there has ever been is launched. As a teaser of what is to come, here are the first 10 acts announced:

LFO / Moderat / Vitalic / Joy Orbison / Seth Troxler / Claude Von Stroke / Digital Mystikz / Beardyman / Dopplereffekt / Black Devil Disco Club

Many more TBA at http://www.blocweekend.com


 

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The man, the legend, the enigma and quite possibly the single most influential UK electronica artist in living memory… we are hugely proud at Bloc to present to you the inimitable Aphex Twin, performing his special AV show for our fifth birthday.

[video=vimeo;16848332]http://vimeo.com/16848332[/video]

From twisting early rave sounds into mad, mind-melting forms like ‘Analogue Bubblebath’ and ‘Digeridoo’ in the very early 90′s through the unparalleled electronic bliss of his ‘Selected Ambient Works’, then into the growling fury of ‘Come To Daddy’ ending up with the disorientating beauty of ‘Windowlicker’, Aphex Twin’s discography is as vast and expansive as any other producer on the planet.

Unpredictable, inspired, irreverent and frighteningly talented, Aphex’s all-too-infrequent sets generally cover the full spectrum of rave and beyond so expect another acid jungle techno noisecore rollercoaster from the most unique talent of the post acid house era.

Check the Bloc website for a host more lineup additions over the coming weeks...

Other recent lineup additions include:

Four Tet // Speedy J // Drop The Lime // Toddla T // Venetian Snares // King Midas Sound // L-Vis 1990 // dOP // Floating Points // Pinch // Daedelus // Shackleton // Soul Clap // Loefah // DJ Pete // Will Saul // SDC // Addison Groove // Roska // Jimmy Edgar // Al Tourettes // Mary Anne Hobbs // Alva Noto // Global Goon // Legowelt // Orgue Electronique // Mark II [Altern-8] // Placid // AGT Rave Cru // Gemmy // Guido // Untold // B12 // Posthuman


BLOC. 11th – 13th March 2011

Butlins Minehead Resort, Somerset, UK, TA24 5SH

Tickets are now available:

£140 + BF per person in a standard apartment / £160 + BF in an apartment with a living room & kitchen / £180 + BF per person in a ‘Gold’ apartment with living room & kitchen.

*All tickets include four nights’ private accommodation, access to all Bloc arenas and all of the resorts facilities – including the water park.

*All venues and accommodation are indoors

BOOK TICKETS: http://www.shop.blocweekend.com

TELEPHONE BOOKING: 0844 414 2464

TRAVEL: http://www.blocweekend.com/venue

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Magnetic Man announced as headliners alongside Aphex Twin!

Chart-topping dubstep futurists Magnetic Man will be topping the bill for Bloc 2011 in a double headline spectacular with the legendary Aphex Twin.

The Croydon sound of dubstep has come a long way since we first invited Skream to smash Bloc apart back in 2008. Every time it’s developed, evolved and mutated these guys have been right there at the laser-sharp, cutting edge – and have become superstars along the way. Skream, Benga and their mentor Artwork are a hell of a big noise for Bloc – this will be the first time we have hosted their mesmerizing live show – and what a perfect fifth birthday headline show for our Bloc family.
 

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As we start to get increasingly excited about next years festival, we have uploaded a whole load of old Bloc sets to tide you over the cold winter months in the run up to Bloc 2011.

Head over to the Bloc Weekend site to have a listen, or alternatively head over to the mixcloud!

Some of the many delights on offer include Rusko’s debut live set from 09, Amon Tobin’s surround sound DJ set from ’08 and Phuture 303’s mindblowing ’08 set.

Boom!
 

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Download this belter of a mix from AGT Rave Cru who will be playing at Bloc 2011, featuring a whole host of absolute classics…Roll on March!

TRACKLISTING:

LFO – LFO
Quadrophonia – Quadrophonia
Altern8 – Hypnotic St-8
Eon - Spice
808 State – Donkey Doctor
Phuture – Acid Trax
Model 500 – I Wanna Be There
4Hero – Mr Kirk’s Nightmare
Slam – Positive Education
Joey Beltram – Energy Flash
Funk D’Void & Phil Keiron – Black Worm
Global Goon – Craehzrhd
Adonis – No Way Back
A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray
Mr. Fingers –You Can Feel It
Second Phase – Mentasm
Outlander – Vamp
Anthony Rother – Destroy Him My Robots
Altern8 – Infiltrate 202
DMS – Exterminate
Jack Beats – Get Down
Urban Shakedown – Some Justice
2 Bad Mice – Bombscare
4Hero – Cooking Up Your Brain
DJ Seduction – Hardcore Heaven
SL2 – Way In My Brain
Kicks Like A Mule – The Bouncer
Foul Play – Dubbing U
Criminal Minds vs DOT – Drums of Doom
Secret Frequency Crew – Miami Eyes
Hyper-On Experience – Lord of the Null Lines
D.M.S. & The Boneman X – Sweet Vibrations
Omni Trio – Renegade Snares (Foul Play Remix)
Cloud 9 – Burnin’ Up
SL2 – DJs Take Control
DJ Pulse & Wishdokta – Obsession (The Only Remix)
Sonz of a Loop da Loop Era – Far Out
Krome & Time – This Sound Is For The Underground
CLS – Can You Feel It
Aphex Twin – Windowlicker (Acid Edit)
B12 – Metropolis
8am – The Fog Track
808 State – Flow Coma
Friends of Michael – Out There
Bracket – Reunion One

https://soundcloud.com/hyponik-com%2Fagt-rave-cru-bloc-2011-promo-mix
 

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Christmas giveaway – win a 4 berth apartment to Bloc!

To celebrate the season of goodwill, the recent snowfall, the Chilean miners escaping, the doubling in population of endangered Rhinoceroses in the wild, Bloc’s recent lineup announcement with loads more techno and just about everything else that’s good and right in the world, Bloc is going to be raffling off a four-berther to one lucky competitor.

To enter, go to the Bloc fan page on facebook and follow the instructions. It’s dead easy.

ENTER HERE

The competition closes on 07/01/11, so head over there quickly to be in with a chance!
 

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If you are still looking for something to do on NYE, Bloc will also be hosting a massive NYE party in conjunction with Eastern Electrics!

It’s already caused a frenzy with one of 2010’s biggest and best underground line ups, and now London’s most-anticipated NYE party just got even heavier. Announcing the addition of one of the hottest names in experimental electronic music – US genius DJ Matthew Dear – eastern electrics – Back To The Tunnels is THE hot ticket for NYE 2010.

Tickets are running out though, so get on it quickly! If you miss out, there is the chance to win tickets from Pulse Radio...

...Winners will be revealed tomorrow, so don’t sleep!

EASTERN ELECTRICS NYE
FRI 31st DEC // 2100-0700 // BACK TO THE TUNNELS


ROOM 1 - Mulletover & Crosstown Rebels present Rebel Rave:

Seth Troxler
Jamie Jones
Damian Lazarus
Geddes

ROOM 2 - BLOC:

Matthew Dear
Joker
Roska
Instra:mental

ROOM 3 - Man Make Music:

Solo
Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team
Sketchy
Another Amit

Back To The Tunnels Event

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http://www.residentadvisor.net/ee
http://theransomnote.co.uk/tickets/
 

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Now that we are into 2011, the countdown to Bloc really starts. So in that spirit, we start off the year with one of the many stellar sets from last year’s festival to keep you going through the first week back at work!

Adam Beyer – Bloc10 set

Drumcode boss Adam Beyer has been Sweden’s top techno export for the best part of two decades and has collaborated with fellow big guns like Speedy J, Mathew Jonson, Tiga and Marco Carola over the years. His Drumcode label has been thwacking out the most supremely funky and rhythmically heavy techno tunes for 13 years now and his DJ sets are renowned for their depth and uniformly dancefloor smashing capabilities.

Beyer owns the chunky funky techno sound and his set at Bloc 2010 proves that in full.

Adam Beyer – Bloc10 Set

Grab this and a whole host more sets over at the Bloc Weekend site.
 

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Laurent Garnier has been announced as the final headliner to close Bloc festival 2011!

Check out this new video for a lineup recap…

[video=vimeo;18508883]http://www.vimeo.com/18508883[/video]

*Follow Bloc’s twitter for the chance to win a copy of Shackleton’s recent fabric CD an exclusive Bloc weekender hoody! You gotta be in it to win it…

http://twitter.com/BLOCwknd
 

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Check out this storming new Bloc mix from Overkill



1. Daedelus, Paperboy and Taz – Touchstone
2. Doshy – Chip (P45 Remix / Unreleased)
3. Luka Baumann - Emergency Nine (Go Hiyama Remix)
4. Alva Noto – U 07
5. Ghettozoid – BoyToy J (Silverman Remix / Unreleased)
6. Hecq – Nihilum (Unreleased)
7. Barker and Baumecker – Can’t Stand It (Jimmy Edgar Makeover) (Absurd Recordings / Unreleased)
8. DJ Funk – Knock Knock
9. DJ Funk – Pussy Ride
10. DJ Funk – Dance Mania Mix Intro
11. DJ Rashad – Right Into Yo Arms
12. MachineDrum – Gbye (Unreleased)
13. Ebola – Alpha Paw
14. The Notorious B.I.G. – Big Poppa
15. Brixton Jungle? – 1994
16. Ganja Krew – Wild For The Night
17. Venetian Snares - Defluxion
18. King Midas Sound – Outta Space

OVERKILL BLOC 2011 MIX

You can also check a Q+A with Overkill main man N>E>D who put together the mix over on the Hyponik site here.
 

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Check this exclusive stream of a new Venetian Snares track from Bloc 2011 via Hyponik!

*Venetian Snares Exclusive*

The track, imaginatively titled ‘There Now You Have Syphilis’, spills out the speakers in an acid-drenched onslaught of typically manic polyrhtyhms and overt drum programming, settling into its own incongruous groove around the halfway mark.

Having recently launched his own Timesig label with new album ‘My So Called Life’, Aaron Funk is set to perform at the Overkill stage at this year’s Bloc festival, alongside DJ Funk, King Midas Sound, Daedelus, Carsten Nicolai and Jimmy Edgar, providing what will undoubtedly be a full on soundtrack of the very fines electronics and bass.

You can also read a nice interview with Kevin Martin, AKA The Bug and one third of King Midas Sound, over at the Bloc Weekend website…

Kevin Martin Interview
 
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