Rico Casazza is electronic producer, dj & teacher, based in London. Having produced music for over 11 years, he has established a solid musical identity with releases on labels such as Soma, Archipel, Plastic City & Wiggle. Following his killer ‘They Move Fast’ EP on Beef last summer, we now welcome him back for his first 12”with us. The productions are unique but you can tell they are from the same magical Casazza signature…raw acidity, enslaving basslines and subtle percussion.
The EP kicks off at a measured pace with ‘Yurican’, whose self-assured acid line sits wonderfully alongside the track’s reflective atmospheres. ‘Argue’ then evolves this acidic energy, still praying to the sky but pumping its fist higher than before…laying the patchwork for the final original on the 12”, the euphoric dance floor obliterator, ‘Macabre’. To finish, bringing your heart rate down with caution, Dirscen has provided a drugged out remix of ‘End 2016’.
Our warehouse party Komiks is back. This time with 3 live acts: Redshape (Running Back), Windowlickerz (HRTL & Oliver Torr) and modular whiz Gadi Sassoon. On support duties we have our very own Dj Schwa, Fatty M and Lumiere. Komiks will take place at old abandoned train station. All info is on FB and RA.
Last Friday we did Komiks warm-up live stream from the Black Box radio. In case you missed it you can watch the stream now.
Long-player by BUSZ™ has arrived. A duo comprised of seminal minimal producer & Crosstown Rebels legend Pier Bucci, and the enigmatic Polish fireball Oskar Szafraniec. This combination of experience and experimentation has lead to a unique sound where metallic, intricate percussion and deep synths create a reserved, yet euphoric atmosphere. It’s therefore apt that the album is entitled ‘Symmetry’ – ‘…the quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis’.
Her is what Oskar adds to the story: “We stayed away from internet, all social media, it was all about honest conversation and bringing it into the studio, transforming into music, keeping feelings and thoughts in the sounds and rhythms. Especially those days when everything’s about name dropping, collecting likes and people you know it seems to be difficult to stay honest and state your ground. It’s not another marketing dance floor product. It’s a diary, personal statement of me and Pier Bucci, all what we’ve been going through back then in our private life recorded into sounds and arranged into music.”
Last summer we whet the world’s appetite with BUSZ™’s first album sampler. Now, to welcome 2018, we’re teasing you again via a 2nd sampler EP – a vinyl-only story of ‘Dubai’. The original’s moaning bassline, conversational synth lines and enslaving rhythm precedes 3 amazing remixes, spanning industrial techno, twisted acid and patient progression. Vinyl includes download voucher as there will be no digital version of this release.
Buy at Bandcamp, Juno, RedEye and many other stores. In Prague you can get it at Maximum Underground, Relish the Sound, Phono and Gram records.
Our club night Ana.Lock is back. This time with London based synth wizard Rico Casazza (Beef, Soma). Across two stages we also have Coline from tba/Drezden, Schwa, Fatty M, Ark3r, Eva Porating and Ol-Wiz. More info on FB.
You can also catch on Friday at 5PM at Gram Records. We will be doing in-store live stream and launching our new 12″ by BUSZ. Everyone is welcome to join at Gram us or watch stream on Beef FB page.
If you happen to be in Prague make sure to join us at NYE Rave with Monoloc, Lt. Dan, Lily Haz, Dj Schwa, Fatty M and many more. 12hrs of musical bliss in awesome warehouse location in Holesovice area. More info on FB and RA.
A recent addition to the varied Beef back catalogue has been our 6-track V/As. We’ve released two in the last two months – thanks to everyone who’s shown such support. Selected Works #2 is grittier than before. Raw Detroit influences meet brain-dancing experiments and beatific techno! Big with Sascha Funke, YokoO, Ladida, Yves Eaux, Matt Masters.
We’re delighted to the introduce the first in a new V/A series on BEEF, bringing together artists from throughout the extended family, new and old. This 6-tracker highlights different aspects of our integral tastes – ranging from the addictive acidity of Schwa and Dircsen, through to the heady glitches & percussion of BUSZ™ and Ander B… and the euphoric progression of Vanilla Dinosaurs and Roman Rai & Taino. Get it online.
Aitor Etxebarria is the man behind the mystic artist from Bilbao “El_Txef_A”. In his discography we find releases on labels like “Permanent Vacation”, “Mule Electronic” or “Hypercolour”. At an early age, he has played in many of the leading clubs in the underground scene like Watergate (Berlin), Oval Space ( London ) , Nitsa ( Barcelona ) , Module (Tokyo). This podcast was captured at Cross Club where he played for us in August 2017. Enjoy his eclectic selection and make sure to check out remix he did for BUSZ™ (out now).