December 31st, 2013

Astrophonica in 2013 – A brief round up

First of all, we’d like to say thank you to anyone who bought our music, came to our shows, played our music, booked us, blogged us or anything else that supported Astrophonica in 2013. We’ve had a great year and it was totally enjoyable and has only intensified the hunger for more in 2014.

We kicked off 2013 with the long awaited Clissold VIP by Machinedrum to finish up the VIP 10″ screen print series. We were totally blown away by this rework of the first Astrophonica release so a massive thanks to the amazing and talented Travis Stewart for that. Next in the schedule was the return of Dawn Day Night with the Re-Animations EP. We finished up the year by welcoming Paris based sound killa, Moresounds, to the camp with his excellent self titled Moresounds EP, including a remix from Houndstooth’s House Of Black Lanterns. Outside of Astrophonica, 2013 saw Fracture’s debut on Metalheadz and a slew of Astrophonica remixes for Machinedrum’s Gunshotta, London Grammar’s Strong and Digital & Spirit’s Phantom Force.

Some other choice nuggets from 2013 include Dawn Day Night at Dimensions festival on RBMA radio, Fracture on Boiler Room for Machinedrum’s Vapor City LP launch and Dawn Day Night’s Christmas Carol. It’s been a great year and we look forward to 2014 and welcoming new artists. And T-shirts. We’re definitely doing more T-shirts.

Happy New Year!


November 5th, 2013

Moresounds EP

Incoming transmission . . .

Next up on Astrophonica we welcome MORESOUNDS from Paris. Prepare yourselves for a 6 track EP featuring a remix from House of Black Lanterns released on 18th Novemeber 2013. As ever we deliver our music to you in a high end hand finished physical product, designed by UTILE CREATIVE, and in digital formats. More info to follow.

Come along to the release party in London on 7th November 9PM-2AM at BASING HOUSE 25 Kingsland Road, London E2 8AA in conjunction with Ashes57′s Cities show.

Moresounds Live / Fracture / Arp101 / Sarah Farina

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Cities

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August 1st, 2013

Dawn Day Night – Re-Animations EP – Vinyl & Digital

Uh oh, he’s back . . .

The Re-Animations EP is available now from the Astrophonica store in vinyl and digital formats. As ever we bring to you a high quality hand finsihed product with the Re-Animations vinyl shipping in linoleum block print sleeve with official Astrophonica hand stamp

Ridley Road, Dalston, London August 2013;

Before the outbreak, the market was full of exotic food, clothes and spices. Now all that’s left is a sea of mindless undead beings roaming the streets, a non stop 808 rumble and the stench of chicken bones. All this because of a record. It looked different. It sounded different and the results of playing it were catastrophic. As soon as Dawn Day Night’s 2012 debut EP was played, a ritual began

Unbeknown to music lovers all over the world, they had given Dawn Day Night the power to walk the earth once again. That power now grows stronger and he is almost ready to re-animate 4 undead booty shakers; the ‘Re-Animations EP’. With his undead army growing and a diary full of festival shows this summer, ask yourself; are you prepared for survival?


April 3rd, 2013

Machinedrum brings the VIP series to a close

In 2012 we launched an experimental 3 part remix series. Each record was released on 10″ vinyl with 2 colour screen print sleeve and digital formats. The idea behind the series was to blend the current footwork and juke aesthetic into drum and bass and jungle and to present it in a bespoke hand finished package designed and created by Utile Creative.

The first part saw Fracture giving Fracture & Neptune’s The Limit VIP the footwork treatment with The Limit VIP. The we had fellow cosmic beat head Om Unit with his take on Fracture’s Bad Habit. Finally we invited globe-trotting vibes merchant Machinedrum to give his take on Fracture & Neptune’s Clissold. Machinedrum’s Clissold VIP was premiered on FACT Magazine and is available now from the Astrophonica store and all other good outlets, but be quick they’re going fast.

Astrophonica VIP Series by Astrophonica


October 31st, 2012

Trick Or Treat?!

Happy Halloween! Get carving those pumpkins and board up your windows . . .

Dawn Day Night’s Trick Or Treat is almost over, but you’ve got a few more hours yet kids so head on over to the Dawn Day Night Facebook page to see what it’s all about. Will you get a treat? Or will you be the one that gets the trick?!

The Dawn Day Night EP is out now in glorious hand finished linoleum print sleeve. Head over to the Astrophonica store to bag a copy.

Keeping in the spirit of Halloween we’ve uploaded this fright fueled video for Dawn Day Night’s Voodoo Vibe from the EP.


October 24th, 2012

Dawn Day Night’s Trick Or Treat – Win a signed copy of the Dawn Day Night EP

Competition time . . .

Its nearly Halloween and the door to the Otherworld will open, allowing many souls, spirits and undead to walk the Earth. To celebrate this, Dawn Day Night has invited you to take part in a friendly game of trick or
treat;

He has prepared two envelopes. One trick and one treat. In the treat envelope is the signed copy of the Dawn Day Night EP. In the trick envelope is something truly gruesome! What will it be? who knows . . .

All you have to do is make a choice of envelope 1 or 2 by simply leaving a comment of ’1′ or ’2′ and liking / sharing this photo on the Dawn Day Night Facebook page.

The winners of both the trick and treat will be announced on 31st Oct and your prize sent out to you.

Trick Or Treat!

The Dawn Day Night EP is also available now from the Astrophonica Store.


April 30th, 2012

Astrophonica VIP series launches . . . The Limit VIP

The first of a new 3 part series from Astrophonica, with contributions from Om Unit (aka Philip D Kick) and Machinedrum to follow, sees Fracture giving the VIP treatment to one of the label’s biggest tracks to date.

As ever we continue our dedication to delivering a complete physical package. Each part will be limited to an edition of 300 and released on 10″ vinyl with 2-colour screen printed and hand stamped sleeves as well as in digital formats.

You can stream The Limit VIP exclusively on Sonic Router

and you can buy The Limit VIP from the Astrophonica store and all other good record shops.


April 19th, 2012

Fracture – Guest playlist on Exit records channel

I was kindly asked to submit a playlist for the Exit records youtube channel. I chose music with videos that I really like. Check it out . . .


April 2nd, 2012

Sun And Bass podcast #2 – Fracture

I was asked by the guys at Sun And Bass to do a mix for their new podcast series. After spending a week at the festival in Sardinia last summer and absolutely loving it I willingly obliged.

After completing the mix I realised it contains music from every decade since the 60s with the exception of the 80s. That’s 50 years worth of music, pretty crazy when you think about it.

Enjoy . . .


January 5th, 2012

Video diary of Fracture in Ekaterinburg, Russia for Special Forces.

Back in October 2011 I took a trip to Ekaterinburg in Russia. It took ages to get there and I flew through 3 time zones. The whole thing was a mad trip with not much sleep but it was so worth it, such fun! Massive thanks to Rostislav and the Special Request guys. Ekaterinburg rocks! Ridiculously cheap cigarettes too. I captured some stuff on my phone which got edited into this . . .



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