Playlist - Take Note
Welcome to the latest playlist by Bianca Mayhew, organiser behind the Take Note conference.
The event, which takes place at Second Home in London, Shoreditch on 19 November, aims to provide insight for those looking into the world of electronic music. Confirmed speakers include Norman Jay MBE, Toddla T and Danny Daze as well as Ash Howard, dance account manager at PRS for Music.
Take Note’s Bianca Mayhew has put together a selection of tracks profiling the event’s guests and speakers both past and future.
The music style varies a lot showing the range of genres within the electronic realm, all catered for at Take Note. Music taste is subjective, and it’s important to know what you like and be strong in your opinion. When working in music it’s also important to appreciate a wide range of styles for the talent behind it and the audience it’s made for. I hope there is something in here for everyone!
Dig in to her selections below…
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Degiheugi – Venise (feat. Felix Faire)
A beautiful instrumental track by visual artist Felix Faire who will be performing live at Take Note 2016. A shining example of a young artist pushing the boundaries of performance and creating something truly unique for his fans.
Kidnap Kid – Brokenhearted
A new track by Kidnap Kid on his recently launched label Birds That Fly. He spoke on the artist panel last year about managing to walk the fine line between success and staying true to your sound. He does this really well, remaining a true individual, and has a healthy and admirable outlook on his career and the industry as a whole.
Toddla T – Always (feat. Silkki Wonda)
A new track by an inspiring character and core member of the BBC Radio 1 dance team, speaking at Take Note this year on his experience of spotting talent and breaking acts.
DJ Yoda – Big Trouble In Little China
A great vibe from the timeless talent of DJ Yoda who’s mixing skills left Take Note attendees of 2015 in awe.
Roni Size – Brown Paper Bag
No words needed on this track, a legendary drum’n’bass tune that will stay with most of us for life. We were lucky enough to have Roni Size in the Point Blank room at Take Note 2015.
Norman Jay – You Make Me Happy
The MBE legend will make us all happy this year at Take Note when he talks to Resident Advisor about the roots of our genre and the current climate through his eyes in a live recorded RA Exchange podcast.
Roni Size, DJ Krust – Formulate (Hodgson remix)
Re-launching Full Cycle Recordings weeks before Take Note 2015, Roni Size let upcoming South London Techno producer, Hodgson, work his magic on an old piece brushed up for current consumption.
Ben Pearce – Pomelo
Ben Pearce is well known for his What I Might Do? track of in 2012 whereas Pomelo showcases a more current example of his musical dimensions. Speaking out recently about his struggle with depression and anxiety he is a true inspiration and we at Take Note commend him for his honesty and openness. And for his unmistakeable talent!
Whyt Noyz – Shift
Birmingham based Techno DJ and producer will speak to aspiring artists at Take Note this year about projecting your profile as an artist, as well as deconstructing his Matador remix in the AUDIO LAB. An upstanding member of the Techno community and proud new dad!
Danny Daze feat. rHr – Ologram
Miami born, Berlin based Danny Daze has many strings to his bow, enjoying both music and fashion to sustain his individuality. This track is a true dance floor banger released on Warung Recordings, a label stemming from the famous club in Brazil, made for the dance floor and to raise the roof off!
Originally published on M, the PRS for Music magazine for our songwriter, composer and publisher members, plus the wider music industry.