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Nodisko presents...

monthly Thursdays @ AKA


Following some truly kicking opening parties, ULTIMO DISKO returns to Central London’s AKA nightspot for more of the same hot sounds from Planet Now.

Kicking of our summer season at the end of June will be Unit 4, the are the Düsseldorf-born production duo behind the huge ‘Bodydub’. A firm favourite with some of Europe’s and the US’ biggest underground selectors (Black Strobe’s Ivan Smagge, Playhouse’s DJ Ata, I-F, The Glimmers, Krikor, Ewan Pearson, Carl Craig, François Kervorkian), it was one of 2004’s biggest slow-burning success stories. 4m1 is the DJ half of the duo, who’ll be joining us for a very rare Unit 4 UK appearance. When we first heard his genre-trashing mix CDs, which dared to throw together synth-heavy electro-house with Patrick Cowley, The Flying Lizards and – whoa! - Slayer, we were literally blown away. For his Ultimo appearance he’ll be easing off on the heavy metal but throwing down equally high-energy dancefloor dynamite.

The month after that we welcome along one of the UK’s most promising new house producers, Switch, aka Dave Taylor. With more different guises than most people have had hot dinners (as well as Switch he produces as Solid Groove, Induceve and Modeler), Dave’s innovative, bass-heavy productions and remixes have found favour with DJs as diverse as Gilles Peterson, Kenny Dope, Pete Tong and Lottie. He’s also been snapped up Classic Records, with whom he’s recording an album. As a DJ his ragga-tinged electro-house sets have wowed audiences all across the international circuit, with recent high-profile gigs including the Miami Winter Music Conference, several key European festivals and our own Fabric and The End. Tonight’s appearance is the perfect chance to find out what all the fuss is about.

And coming up at the end of July is one of Scandinavia’s most respected club DJs and a key figure in underground dance, Denmark’s Thomas Madvig. Thomas is the man behind the VERY DISCO and MEIN! MEIN! parties, where Copenhagen’s coolest come to dance to cutting-edge house, acid, disco and techno with Thomas and special guests from all corners of Europe: recent spinners have included Steve Bug, Pete Herbert, Freestyle Man and John Tejada. A staunch supporter of leftfield dance, he also presents a weekly Saturday-night show ‘Det Store Mix’ on DRP 3, the Danish equivalent of Radio 1.

See you on the ‘floor...

Ultimo Disko
Fourth Thursday of every month
AKA, 18 West Central Street, London WC1

Times: 8pm - 3am
Price: free before 10pm // £5
Music policy: future house // space disco // Italo // bootlegs // re-edits // lost gems
Dresscode: none
Info/guestlist: 07950 400506 //
Venue/club info: 020 7836 0110 //

May 26th:


Unit 4 (Clone, Düsseldorf) DJ set
+ resident DJs Zak Frost & Magic Jase

June 23rd:


Switch (Dubsided, London) DJ set
+ resident DJs Zak Frost & Magic Jase

July 28th:


THOMAS MADVIG (Very Disco, Copenhagen)
+ resident DJs Zak Frost & Magic Jase

Further guest DJ info // pictures below. For interviews // guestlist requests, please contact Magic Jase on +44 (0)7950 400506 //


Unit 4

Once in a while a record comes along that throws the rule book out of the window and totally blows the listener away. 'Bodydub', by the mysterious Unit 4, is one of those records. Released last year on Clone and remixed by European underground champs Tiefschwarz and Bangkok Impact to stunning effect, it had DJs, journalists and party people alike foaming at the mouth for its ultra-low ragga bassline, synthesised accordion and Hawaii-tinged melody.

But who are the mysterious duo? And how did they get here? It all started in summer 2003 when the pair met the Düsseldorf-based producers U4ria (aka The Mogs) and the people of Amontillado Music, the latter of whom immediately saw their huge potential. After Amontillado put out a limited test pressing of 200 copies, including a hand-manufactured screen print produced by Kraftwerk designer Emil Schult, ‘Bodydub’ was licensed to the might Rotterdam label Clone Records. Including the aforementioned remixes, the track’s sold over 14,000 units worldwide to date. A new 12-inch is coming very soon, to followed later in the year by an album.


01 // Alden Tyrell ‘Disco Lunar Module’ U4ria Superdunkel Versions (Clone)
02 // The Mogs ‘Electro Elysees’ (white)
03 // Marco Passarani ‘CBS Master Theme’ (Peacefrog)
04 // Freak Electrique ‘Mr Psycho’ (Viewlexx)
05 // John Foxx ‘Mr. No’ (New Religion)
06 // Giorgio Moroder ‘Utopia/Me Giorgio’ (Tix)
07 // Egyptian Lover ‘Party/Dancefloor’ (Egyptian Empire)
08 // Dr. Break ‘1983’ (Shiver)
09 // Yello ‘Bostich’ Welcome To U4ria Version (white)
10 // LCD Soundsystem ‘Disco Infiltrator’ (EMI/DFA)


Dave Taylor, aka Switch, has established himself as a heavy-hitting producer with a style all of his own. A self-confessed hip hop head from Ladbroke Grove in West London, he’s recently delivered innovative productions and remixes for some of the industry’s biggest names and labels, including Basement Jaxx, The Chemical Brothers, Roy Davies Jnr. and Classic. Under his numerous other recording aliases (Solid Groove, Induceve and Modeler) he’s reached diverse audiences, from listeners of Giles Peterson and Pete Tong to followers of DJs Lottie, Ralph Lawson and Kenny Dope.

Switch, originally a collaboration with Trevor Loveys of House Of 909, dropped the killer ‘Get Your Dub On’ on Freerange Records in 2003 and has been gaining exposure ever since with numerous shady records and some genius official ones. He also records as Solid Groove, releasing quality twelves and experimenting across genres from peak-time club tracks to cutting-edge underground classics. Induceve is a partnership with Jesse Rose and brings a decidedly leftfield bent to Dave’s growing catalogue. They are currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album, forthcoming on Classic.

Finally, Modeler, a project in its infancy, leans towards Dave’s take on all things more techy and has already gained underground status after the debut ‘Island Life’ EP. Dave has also set up his own label, Dubsided, as an outlet for bringing through new talent and collaborations. After just four releases, Dubsided has become an essential label for some of the world’s leading DJs and collectors.

An eclectic interest in club music means that as a DJ on the international circuit, he’s capable of rockin’ all types of parties. Dave’s technical ability as a producer transfers to his club sets, bringing exclusive edits and versions of the latest big dancefloor tunes, pushing things forward for this thing we call house in the process.


Switch ‘Get Your Dub On’ (Freerange)
Switch ‘Just Bounce 2 This’ (Freerange)
Switch ‘Get On Downz’ (Freerange)
Solid Groove ‘This Is Sick’ (Front Room)
Solid Groove ‘Flookin’ (Loungin’)
Solid Groove ‘When We Heard Maurice Fulton’ (Dubsided)
Induceve ‘Jazz Chops’ (Classic)
Induceve ‘Time To Begin’ (Classic)
Induceve ‘How Y’all Funk’ (Dubsided)
Modeler ‘Getts Down’ (Dubsided)
The Chemical Brothers ‘Get Yourself High’ (Virgin/Freestyle Dust)
The Chemical Brothers ‘Galvanise’ (Virgin/Freestyle Dust)
Audio Bullys ‘Way Too long’ (Virgin)
Basement Jaxx ‘Right Here’s The Spot’ (XL)
Roy Davis Jnr ‘It’s All About Love’ (Classic)

Thomas Madvig
Thomas Madvig has come a long way since his days as one of Europe’s most popular MTV VJs (he was a presenter in the late ‘90s) and is now one of Scandinavia's most respected DJs. For the last six years he has been presenting his now legendary ‘Det Store Mix’ (The Big Mix) radio show for 5 hours every Saturday night on DRP3, which focuses on all types of underground music and has featured almost every famous DJ who has ever visited Copenhagen. He is also Denmark’s premier club DJ and has held many respected residencies, in particular his four-year-old VERY DISCO party, the hippest night in town where every Wednesday 800 people come to hear Thomas play with his DJ partner Nima and regular international guests.

Other projects include his annual summer Public Service festival (on three stages by the sea in Copenhagen),
hosting a tent at the massive Roskilde festival, the huge Radiohouse parties (where they open up the national government radio building to 1,200 party-goers) and his new club MEIN! MEIN! at swish new venue Culture Box. He's also played all over Europe and beyond, from gigs at all the leading venues in Ibiza in the early ‘90s to recent bookings in London, Geneva and Israel. Thomas has also released two DJ mix CDs for Virgin Denmark, as well as running the label Welt Recordings for the past 5 years (whose tracks have been licensed by Danny

Thomas supports all good underground music ("Anything except trance and progressive," he says of his musical tastes) but for the last few years his sound has been based mainly around the new ‘post-house’ sounds coming out of Europe, especially the new minimal house, techno and acid emanating from Germany. Despite being a champion of the underground he has also somehow managed to find time to keep a foot in the overground and has recently also started a new daytime national radio show, become head of the panel of judges for the Heiniken International DJ Competition and presenting the 2005 Danish Grammys in Copenhagen.


01 // Wighnomy brothers ‘3 Fachmisch’ / ‘Freude-Am-Tanzen’ “And everything they produce...”
02 // Hansen & DJ Daniel ‘Wreck EP (Tic Tac Toe)
03 // Firm Records: ”Most releases to date have a place in my box!”
04 // Slam ‘This World’ Wighnomy Bros & Robag Wruhme Bukkelflips Remix (Soma)
05 // 2 Dawgs ‘It’s A Dawg;s Life’ (Mood Music)
06 // Anders Trentemøller ‘Kink EP’ (3rd Floor Records) / Anders Trentemøller ‘Polar Shift’ (Pokerflat)
07 // Carl Craig ‘Just Another Day’ (Planet E)
08 // Luciano ‘Bomberos’ (Candenza)
09 // Soundealers ‘Temptation’ (Fine)
10 // Jori Hulkkonen ‘Science’ Remixes (F-Comm)


Producer of the last year: Geiger (Firm Records and more)
DJ: Michael Mayer
Booking for his parties this year: John Tejada, Martin Landsky & Isoleé live
iPod tune right now: Method Man & Redman ‘Blackout’
Bitch of all time: “But Zak of course...”


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