MEMORY BOX LABEL OF THE MONTH ‘END RECORDINGS’
Actually we’re giving respect all around to Mr.C & Layo’s sadly defunct brand ‘The End’ as the finest underground clubbing institution of it’s generation! 
Firstly it was the best London club of the late 90’s & naughties! It opened in December 1995 and closed on January 24th 2009 and in that time they hosted, along with their kick ass sound system, the most progressive nights in the capital. Be it house, techno, electro, drum & bass, breakbeat, dubstep, indie and beyond, played by the worlds finest artists and organised by the best club nights like Superfreq, Bugged Out, Ram, Olmeto, Trash, Buzzin’ Fly, FWD, Minus, Classic and our favourite the original in-house night ‘Subterrain’ where Mr C, Layo & Bushwacka laid down the foundations of tech-house. 
Subsequently there came ‘End Recordings’ which was THE label for dj’s who wanted a bit more oomph in their house or a bit less tech in their no. The genre it lead was tech-house a term which unfortunately has been mis and overused since but at the time was the sound for clued up London.
And lastly came ‘The End Sound System’ in the form of Mr.C, Layo & Bushwacka who regularly toured it in the late 90’s all over the world and saw them work the hell out of 4 turntables, FX and a mic.
As you can probably tell we liked it all :-)

The End we salute you!

MEMORY BOX LABEL OF THE MONTH ‘END RECORDINGS’

Actually we’re giving respect all around to Mr.C & Layo’s sadly defunct brand ‘The End’ as the finest underground clubbing institution of it’s generation! 

Firstly it was the best London club of the late 90’s & naughties! It opened in December 1995 and closed on January 24th 2009 and in that time they hosted, along with their kick ass sound system, the most progressive nights in the capital. Be it house, techno, electro, drum & bass, breakbeat, dubstep, indie and beyond, played by the worlds finest artists and organised by the best club nights like Superfreq, Bugged Out, Ram, Olmeto, Trash, Buzzin’ Fly, FWD, Minus, Classic and our favourite the original in-house night ‘Subterrain’ where Mr C, Layo & Bushwacka laid down the foundations of tech-house. 

Subsequently there came ‘End Recordings’ which was THE label for dj’s who wanted a bit more oomph in their house or a bit less tech in their no. The genre it lead was tech-house a term which unfortunately has been mis and overused since but at the time was the sound for clued up London.

And lastly came ‘The End Sound System’ in the form of Mr.C, Layo & Bushwacka who regularly toured it in the late 90’s all over the world and saw them work the hell out of 4 turntables, FX and a mic.

As you can probably tell we liked it all :-)

The End we salute you!

Frankie Knuckles R.I.P

Baby Wants To Ride / Your Love

Frankie Knuckles Presents Satoshi Tomiie - Tears

Frankie Knuckles Presents Marshall Jefferson - Move Your Body 

The Whistle Song

Workout

Need we say more?

Well we will:

'The first time I heard 'Your Love' it blew my mind. It still does today! That record was so ahead of it's time. He didn't write it but he did produce it and make it sound fresh! I think that was his greatest skill really. Finding great records and introducing them to the dance floor.' Sleep well Frankie. (Robin Ball / Memory Box)

A Guy Called Gerald playing the Memory Box 1st Birthday Party at Plan B London

A Guy Called Gerald playing the Memory Box 1st Birthday Party at Plan B London

Can’t beat retro record players!

Can’t beat retro record players!

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Yay Memory Box is 1 years young today
Memory Box is a project that celebrates the influences of today’s electronic music scene and encapsulates some of the most memorable moments in its time. This is music that has defined a generation. Spanning the golden eras between Electro boogie and the modern bass sound via seminal movements of Chicago House, Detroit Techno, Acid House, Balearic Beat, Breakbeat, Trip Hop , Drum & Bass, Deep House, Techno, Techouse, Garage, Grime, Dubstep……………

In its inaugural year, Memory Box has captured and celebrated defining moments in the last few decades of electronic music. Delving deep into its rich history, Memory Box trawls the archives to produce a broad selection of sonic memoirs to enlighten, inspire and educate a new generation.

Yay Memory Box is 1 years young today

Memory Box is a project that celebrates the influences of today’s electronic music scene and encapsulates some of the most memorable moments in its time. This is music that has defined a generation. Spanning the golden eras between Electro boogie and the modern bass sound via seminal movements of Chicago House, Detroit Techno, Acid House, Balearic Beat, Breakbeat, Trip Hop , Drum & Bass, Deep House, Techno, Techouse, Garage, Grime, Dubstep……………

In its inaugural year, Memory Box has captured and celebrated defining moments in the last few decades of electronic music. Delving deep into its rich history, Memory Box trawls the archives to produce a broad selection of sonic memoirs to enlighten, inspire and educate a new generation.

GLOBAL WARMING by Banksy

Banksy | Regent’s Canal, London

GLOBAL WARMING by Banksy

Banksy | Regent’s Canal, London

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Poster for ‘Pacific’.
808 State’s ‘89 Manchester classic.

Poster for ‘Pacific’.

808 State’s ‘89 Manchester classic.

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Memory Box seminal album- A GUY CALLED GERALD ‘BLACK SECRET TECHNOLOGY’ (1995)
Not only does Gerald make excellent Acid House but he can turn his hand to supreme drum & bass as well.  And what an example this album is.  It’s also a very poignant post for us as Gerald is playing at our ‘Memory Box 1st Birthday this Saturday titled ‘A History of Acid House’ plus we’ve got our first ‘History of Bass’ event next month. 
"1995′s BLACK SECRET TECHNOLOGY, a bewildering mix of tight breakbeats, techno textures, and flickering, dream-struck voices, has been often imitated but never equaled’. Gerald credits much of his work to serendipity, but that doesn’t explain the staggering cybernetic wallop packed by “Alita’s Dream” and “Survival,” or the supreme sensuality of “The Nile.” The album is woven through with perfect techno-pop bridges, confronting the harsh realities of technology with the life-affirming spirituality of Gerald’s club-classic debut, HOT LEMONADE. Balanced on the razor edge between mysticism and frenzy, TECHNOLOGY remains a powerful comment on the eternal struggle between man and his future.
Pretty much a forerunner to the work produced by Photek, Goldie and the Metalheadz crew, amongst others, ‘Black Secret Technology’ is an underrated gem of an album… ‘Black Secret Technology’ is one of those albums which extends way beyond reality into an almost shamanic euphoric experience as if it recorded ‘itself’ in the studio and has taken on a life of its own ever since… growing wiser and never tiring on repeated listens.” – UNSUNG MAGAZINE

 

Memory Box seminal album- A GUY CALLED GERALD ‘BLACK SECRET TECHNOLOGY’ (1995)

Not only does Gerald make excellent Acid House but he can turn his hand to supreme drum & bass as well.  And what an example this album is.
It’s also a very poignant post for us as Gerald is playing at our ‘Memory Box 1st
Birthday this Saturday titled ‘A History of Acid House’ plus we’ve got our first ‘History of Bass’ event next month. 

"1995′s BLACK SECRET TECHNOLOGY, a bewildering mix of tight breakbeats, techno textures, and flickering, dream-struck voices, has been often imitated but never equaled’. Gerald credits much of his work to serendipity, but that doesn’t explain the staggering cybernetic wallop packed by “Alita’s Dream” and “Survival,” or the supreme sensuality of “The Nile.” The album is woven through with perfect techno-pop bridges, confronting the harsh realities of technology with the life-affirming spirituality of Gerald’s club-classic debut, HOT LEMONADE. Balanced on the razor edge between mysticism and frenzy, TECHNOLOGY remains a powerful comment on the eternal struggle between man and his future.

Pretty much a forerunner to the work produced by Photek, Goldie and the Metalheadz crew, amongst others, ‘Black Secret Technology’ is an underrated gem of an album… ‘Black Secret Technology’ is one of those albums which extends way beyond reality into an almost shamanic euphoric experience as if it recorded ‘itself’ in the studio and has taken on a life of its own ever since… growing wiser and never tiring on repeated listens.” – UNSUNG MAGAZINE

 

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“The size, shape, smell, texture and sound of a vinyl record; how do you explain to that teenager who doesn’t know that it’s a more beautiful musical experience than a mouse click? You get up off your ass, you grab them by the arm and you take them there. You put the record in their hands. You make them drop the needle on the platter. Then they’ll know.”

— Jack White

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