Hobbies of Today Thurs monthly launch w/ Alex Jones (Hypercolour/ Dense & Pika) & Tim Paris (Marketing/ Its a fine line) / £5 all night long
Hobbies of Today launches a new monthly Thursday party session at Basing House hosted by Marketing Music’s head honcho Tim Paris. The blue print for the night is simple each month pull in a great guest to join Tim in the dj booth. For the November soiree we are excited to have Alex Jones owner of Hypercolour, Glasstable, Losing Suki, & initials labels & 1 half of Dense & Pika. Previous Hobbies of Today guest this year have included Remain (Meant Records/ Paris), Siopis (Get Physical Records). Tim Paris has been on a roll recently with the launch of his acclaimed long player Dancers which has been smashing the dance charts recently.
Alex Jones (Hypercolour, Glasstable, Losing Suki, Dense & Pika )-The co-creator of the influential Hypercolour/Glass Table/Losing Suki labels, Alex Jones is a name that is rightly associated with unerring quality regardless of genre boundaries. A sharp wit and refusal to take life too seriously is contrasted by a cast iron reputation within electronic music that has seen the East-Londoner play the world over and release on some of the most lauded labels around. As a producer, Jones takes huge risks – combining disparate sounds and grooves into tracks that achieve a rare characteristic in most house and techno, uniqueness. His off kilter, sometimes challenging but always enduring output has seen him release for XL Recordings, No.19, Turbo, Glimpse and Kindisch while releases for his beloved Hypercolour continue to impress critics and fans alike.Much as his personality is echoed in his work as a producer, his DJ workshares many of the same broad tropes. From beginnings as a resident at the legendary Big Beat Boutique alongside an emerging Radio Slave in the nineties, searching for new and different music has become an almost religion like obsession - a fixation that has seen him regularly welcomed into Fabric, The End and countless other notable clubs over the years. A voracious autodidact and DIY man, much of Jones success can be attributed to his enthusiasm for ‘getting involved’, whether running club nights, labels or producing – he doesn’t stop. Collaborative productions (Glimpse and Kris Wadsworth, no name but two), a new imprint (Initials) and the increasingly frequent Hypercolour club nights are just handful of Jones’ vices and we’re all the better for them. What makes Alex Jones such an enticing prospect for any fan of music is his open mindedness and genuine passion that manifest themselves in unpredictable and exciting projects, so it’s always worth keeping an eye on what’s next…
Tim Paris- It’s not easy ploughing a furrow that ain’t already been ploughed in dance music, but Tim Paris makes it look easy. Nestling somewhere between the sideways slant of a sepia Sunday morning and the electrostatic seduction of a Saturday night, Tim has carved out a cultural niche that is his, and his alone. His original productions range from the jaw-droppingly original (It’s a Fine Line – Woman), to the heartbreakingly sublime (Tim Paris – Outback, Stones & Vinyl), and his remixes (Silicone Soul; The Xx; Telepop Musik; Salif Keita) reflect his unique musical position. Tim’s label, Marketing Music, has quietly gone about releasing some of the most innovative and gloriously confounding electronic house music of the past decade, and his collaboration with ex Black Strobe bohemian Ivan Smagghe, It’s a Fine Line, has borne fruit, after juicy fruit. Dancers, his first full-length release, was signed by Canadian label My Favorite Robot and is an astonishing piece of work. Switching effortlessly from metallic electro purring, to slack-jawed new-wave disco, to shimmering, bewitching, house, it marks a new high point in a career rammed full of them