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EPICENTRE - EPICAST #18  

The Shamen - Boss Drum (Beatmasters Boss Mix) 
Dumont & Wagener - Like That (Extended Mix) 
Sebastien Drums & Avicii - My Feelings For You (Original Mix) 
Amtrac feat. Anabel Englund - Old Times (Original Mix) 
Route 94 - House & Pressure (Original Mix) 
Quibiko vs Reckless Karnage - Laito Karnage (Epicentre Bootleg) 
Mark Knight - In The Other Pocket (Original Mix) 
Fatboy Slim - Right Here, Right Now (CamelPhat Remix) 
Mark Knight & Mr V - We Get High From The Music (Original Mix) 
Max Ruby - Awaiting (Original Mix) 
Lane 8 feat. Patrick Baker - Skin & Bones (Enamour Remix) 
Tobtok & Adrian Lux - As I Sleep (feat. Charlee)

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EPICENTRE - CLASSIC 70s - 90s HOTMIX - 04/04/2018  

A retro classic set of 70s-90s tracks, especially for my Dad's birthday. 

Stevie Wonder - Superstition (Funkanomics Remix) 
Queen - Radio Gaga (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix) 
Duran Duran - Save A Prayer (Steve Anderson DMC mix) 
Tears For Fears-Shout (Gariy & Hacker Intro Remix) 
Frankie Goes To Hollywood-Relax (Gariy & Hacker Remix) 
Hue & Cry - Labour of Love (12inch mix) 
Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me (Peter Rauhofer Mix) 
INXS - Need You Tonight (Static Revenger Mix Edit) 
Queen vs the Miami Music Project - Another One Bites The Dust (Cedric Gervais & Second Sun Vocal Mix) 
Bruce Hornsby and The Range - The Way It Is (Brothers In Rhythm Mix) 
INXS - New Sensation (Beginerz Mix) 
Prince - When Doves Cry (Bodenturnen Mix) 
Eurythmics - Here Comes the Rain Again (DMC Mix) 
Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love (Dirty Funker Club Mix) 
Max Graham vs Yes - Owner of a Lonely Heart (Club Mix) 
Yazoo - Don't Go (2007 Remix) 
Go West - We Close Our Eyes
Level 42 - Lessons in Love (Mischa Daniels House Mix)

EPICAST 17 - 02/04/2018  

Epicentre vs Billy Idol - White Spider Monkey Wedding (Bootleg) 
Jellé Boufon - Hope (Hold My Hand) (Bouf Bourgingnon) 
Grum - Hourglass (Original Mix) 
Lane 8 feat. Patrick Baker - Skin & Bones (Enamour Remix) 
MayDan - White Gold (Hernan Cattaneo & Lonya Remix) 
Quench - Dreams (Sebastien Leger's 2007 Boot) 
ARTBAT - Tabu (Original Mix) 
Unorthadox - Hold You (Extended Mix) 
Buba - Sinful (Original Mix) 
Ben Böhmer - After Earth (Original Mix)

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EPICAST #16 - 20/03/2018  

 

Au/Ra vs. Camelphat - Panic Room 
MayDan - White Gold (Hernan Cattaneo & Lonya Remix) 
Gorgon City - Motorola (Extended Mix) 
Liife & Roland Clark - This Ain't Freedom (Extended Mix) 
Amtrac feat. Anabel Englund - Old Times (Original Mix) 
David Penn & ATFC - Hipcats (Extended Mix) 
Durante - Orbital Frame (Original Mix) 
Dumont & Wagener - Like That (Extended Mix) 
David Penn & ATFC - Down Wid Da (Original Mix) 
Grum - Hourglass (Original Mix) 
Yotto - Chermicals (Original Mix) 
Fairchild - The Light in You (Original Mix) 
Empire Of The Sun Vs The Police - Voices On The Shore (Smooth D's Re-Interpretation)

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2K18 BEGINS  

Happy New Year!! Here's my annual mix to start things off. You can also find more mixes every week, over in the updated EPICASTS page.

2018 has already seen the first Epicentre production, the remix of Sirens of the Sea by Shallowaves, which was released on New Year's Day. 

I'm also really happy to announce my residency with EVOLVE, which will run alongside Curiosity, lining up with Jason Healy, Davy Walls, John Herring and Mark Rowley. On we go...!

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EPICASTS GALORE  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Epicast live sets continue to keep music alive from the Epicentre studio. A weekly session is broadcast on Facebook Live, with the option to watch or listen again on the dedicated EPICASTS page of the website. Stay tuned, follow me on Mixcloud and download each mix on your device for tunes on the move.
 
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WE ARE CURIOSITY 

It's been an absolute honour to be asked to make a couple of guest appearances for the Curiosity events here in Hull over the last month. The Curiosity Residents Night took place at Bongo Bongo's in Hull at the end of May, with residents Phil Urry, Bobby Phee, Shaun Rouse, Lewis Hawkes and Justin Lee Lammas all performing sets. I was lucky enough to join them, playing for an hour from midnight. Always a great crowd and never fails to get the goosebumps going! 

 

A few weeks later, I also had a guest slot on the new Curiosity Radio Show, broadcasting a live mix for a couple of hours - the second half was a rerun of my live set from Bongo's. You can watch and listen to this set over in the EPICASTS page.

 

If you've never been to Curiosity before, you can get a bit more of an idea from this compilation video I put together from previous events. Daytime warmup to start with, then on with the party later on!

Really looking forward to their 17 hour event, kicking off on the afternoon of 29th July, with masses of local talent and legendary DJs like Danny Rampling, Graeme Park, Jeremy Healy and Jon DaSilva performing!

Tickets are close to a sell out, so please contact Mark White via Facebook, or find out more at: http://www.curiosity-hull.uk

WELCOME TO THE EPICAST  



To conincide with the revamp of the studio setup, 2017 sees the beginning of a series of Epicentre podcasts, with video broadcasts on Facebook Live, uploaded to Mixcloud and available for download! EPICAST #1 and all future mixes in this series can be found in its own dedicated page on the website:

www.epicentric.co.uk/epicasts
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  1. EPICENTRE - EPICAST #1

WELCOME TO 2K17 

Brining in the New Year in customary fashion, with my end of year mix!!

Rammed with tracks from the likes of Mark Knight, Joey Negro, Kolsch, BT, Hybrid, Oliver Smith, Eric Prydz, Sunscreem and many more. Scattered across the mix is original Epicentre content, including tracks from this year’s album Stargazer, plus subtle tributes to the likes of Bowie, Prince, Gene Wilder, Carrie Fisher, nods to those epic Curiosity events, as well as celebrating Hull as the UK City of Culture for 2017.

We continue...


LISTEN HERE:

http://www.house-mixes.com/profile/Epicentre/play/epicentre---the-2k17-mix 

https://m.mixcloud.com/epicentre/epicentre-the-2k17-mix/ 

http://markbiggus.no-ip.biz:8080/web/podcasts/biggusradioshow/ 

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/biggus-radio-show-house-music/id1053529171?mt=2

NEW EPICENTRE ALBUM 'STARGAZER' RELEASED 

Stargazer - the third Epicentre album - was released on Tuesday 16th August 2016. Links to listen to tracks and downloads can be found HERE.

AFTERSHOCKS - THE REMIX ALBUM - IS RELEASED 

AFTERSHOCKS - The Remix Album - has hit the music stores!! 17 tracks in total, with mixes from the likes of Darius Korn, Steve 'Disco' Newsome, Mono Life, Darren L., Phil Urry, dVolution and brand new mixes by Epicentre. Many thanks to all of the original artists and producers involved.

It's now live in all the major music stores. Check out more details on the AFTERSHOCKS album page and links to buy on the EPICENTRE MUSIC STORE.

NEW SEISMIC WAVES EP ANNOUNCED 

Music music music. As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of all things Epicentre and hot on the heels of brand new a brand new Epicentre EP, remix album and several mixsets, I've been working with DJ Alirumba on a brand new Seismic Waves EP. Watch this space for more details, but for now, you can listen and buy the debut EP to wet your appetite. 
 

20/20 on 07/07 - RETROSPECTIVE MIXSET TO BE BROADCAST ON SUMMERTIME RADIO 

It's been 20 years in the making. Back in 1995 I started throwing music together on my Commodore Amiga, with an 8 bit sound sampler, 4 channels of sound and a MIDI enabled keyboard. Hard to think how elitist making music was back then, and how that all really did seem cutting edge.

My first demo was called 'Earthquake in Eden' and I needed a name. 'Epicentre' was an almost instant choice and has stuck with my music ever since. 20 years...

If you'd have told me I would have had the opportunities to enhance my studio, learn and relearn new production skills, make new friends, collaborate with global artists and tell all the tales we have I'd have ran a mile. But here we are.

Tonight, on 7th July, the 20/20 MIX will be broadcast on the Mark Biggus Radio Show, which kicks off over on www.summertimeradio.com from 9pm.  You can listen live on your mobile, tablet or phone using their listen live music player.

There are lots of nostalgic tips of the hat to tracks right back at the beginning, some new bootlegs and material right up to the present day. Have a listen and raise a hand and a glass to passing time, passing beats and the continued pulse forwards.

We continue, much love...
Matt x

HULL 10K RUN RAISES OVER £500 FOR LOCAL CHARITY 

Very pleased to report that June's Jane Tomlinson Hull 10k Run For All has raised over £500.00 for Hull based charity Inspire Communities. More news about the charity and the run can be found HERE.

EPICENTRE VS BILLY 1DOL - WHITE SPIDER MONKEY WEDDING 

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something electric blue...

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