Welcome Stranger, Rub N Tug, The Laughing Light Of Plenty, Otterman Empire, Map of Africa, A.R.E. Weapons - the list goes on. Thomas Bullock has had many strings to his musical bow. His path has gone from Cambridge to L.A. to New York taking him through a spectrum of sounds including West Coast psychedelic house with the Wicked crew, Electro Clash with A.R.E. Weapons, Wild Disco with Rub N Tug, Balearic Rock as Map of Africa with DJ Harvey and even a No Wave stint on Rong/DFA.

Thomas Bullock is a proper eccentric underground hero. After all, how many DJs can say they’ve formed a band who were discovered by Jarvis Cocker, host their own Sunday Tea Dance parties in their front room, and have their own highly collectable record label, Whatever We Want Records.

SMA16 features Thomas live from San Francisco jam No Way Back in San Francisco on New Years Day at 9am. He also tells of his plans to return to London, the progress of the Welcome Stranger album and his STD label. And of course, listen out for some unreleased material from the man himself.

Here's a nice video of Thomas playing live at No Way Back:

Catch Thomas this Friday here:


SMA16 - Thomas Bullock by nicholasfeel



Pic: Brenna Currelly

Eddie C is a Canadian DJ/producer with a taste for deep, lush and beautiful mid tempo grooves. His last couple of years have seen Eddie cement his place in the underground with releases on Kolour, Jisco Music, Sleazy Beats ,Wolf Music and Endless Flight. This year has seen the release of his album Parts Unknown, an ode to his sample-friendly production technique. Check out his latest "Burnin' Love", as well as a re-issue of "Rising" on this Kolour Ltd E.P.


Eddie will be playing this Friday at Dalston Superstore, details below. This episode of Silver Magic features Eddie live in Tokyo. Eddie also talks about his love for the 7-inch format, his diametric relocation from the Canadian wilderness to Berlin, and collaborating with The Mole and other plans for 2012.

SMA15 - EDDIE C by nicholasfeel



Ahead of this Friday's collaborative party with ReviveHer, Silver Magic dedicates this show to the night with interviews with headlining DJs Tim Sweeney and James Priestley.

Tim Sweeney is the creator, producer and host of New York's legendary radio show Beats In Space. In this interview, he talks about his beginnings on the air as well as his experience working for Steinski, DFA and even Rockstar Games. And looking forward, he discusses the new Beats In Space label and potential production work.

James Priestley is co-founder of one of London's most prolific and iconic existing club nights Secret Sundaze. In his interview, James talks about Sundaze' involvement with the future of electronic music in the UK with a new label, bookings agency and productions.

Nicholas Feel also provides a late night mix including music from the other two guests for Friday John Heckle, and Auntie Flo.


SMA 14 - Tim Sweeney & James Priestley by nicholasfeel


A retrospective look at the history of house music through the memories of one of its forefathers - Farley Jackmaster Funk.

In a rare extensive interview, Farley talks about his musical beginnings, Hot Mix 5, Trax Records and the infamous Larry Sherman, being one of the first American DJs to break the UK, and the state of house music today.

Don't miss Farley this week in London at Jack 2 Jack:

SMA14 - Farley Jackmaster Funk by nicholasfeel



When DFA affiliated Rong music's and ex-!!!/Outhud Justin Vandervolgen first announced their new joint venture TBD on Tim Sweeney's Beats In Space in 2009, they both believe in "creating something new, fresh and not confined by restrictive genre pigeonholing." Three years down the line with an array of edits, remixes and original work being favored by critics and DJs around the world for their quality, originality and sheer sublimity. With labels like Golf Channel, DFA and their own Sounds releasing their productions and artists such as Permanent Vacation, Runaway, 2020 Soundsystem, Populette, Shit Robot courting remixes, they must be doing something right.

Lee Douglas has been at the forefront of New York’s disco/nu-disco/edits scene for the past decade. Since his debut release Our Song in 2004, (aptly hailed as a modern disco masterpiece) he dropped the massive New York Story in 2007, recently making Beatport's Top 10 Nu-Disco tracks of the decade, alongside Noughties names like Lindstrom, Terje and Aeroplane. He's done numerous remixes for artists like Juan Maclean, Coati Mundi, Shit Robot, Findlay Brown... all the while consistently cranking out vital re-edits on imprints like Blackdisco, Editions Disco, Wurst and his own TBD Classics. More recently, Lee finds himself as one half of The Stallions with long time collaborator Lovefingers and of course, with man below.

In Justin V's 13 year dance/disco career, he's mostly been known as a founding member and producer for bands !!! and Outhud as well as remixing for labels like Warp, EMI and Output. One of his many impressive credits is as producer of the !!! record “Me and Guliani down by the schoolyard” which became a UK dance chart hit and (along with LCD Soundsystem) helped to bring the emerging early 2000’s sound of NY punk disco to the rest of the world. DJing in New York became a massive part of his decade, and in 2008 he left the band world, deciding to focus on producing and remixing. The next few years saw the release of originals, his now classic Try to Find Me edit series for Golf Channel, as well the exciting formative years of TBD.

Lee and Justin are imminently embarking on a mini European tour starting this week in Dublin on Thursday and Revive Her at Dalston Superstore in London this Friday.

Ahead of this, the guys recorded a live mix straight from the Brooklyn dancefloor they hold a monthly residency at. In what turned out to be quite a comical interview, they talk about their partnership, the New York music culture and some memories from their worldwide DJing experiences.

SMA12 - TBD by nicholasfeel



In Fields are Ed Cox & Raoul, an Englishman and an Australian who make rather nice electronic music. They've been working together for around 2 years and have recently had their In Field EP picked up and released by London label Kill Em All when Stopmakingme took note of them in the early months of 2011. I.F. cite New Order, Arthur Russel and Paradise Garage as influences but somehow their sound is something quite unique.

Here's a nice Picturehouse remix of In Field's Silverback over at Feel My Bicep

Silver Magic Airways Flight 11 is comprised a few of our favourite In Fields productions, as well as a guest DJ mix from the guys. Enjoy!

SMA11 - IN FIELDS by nicholasfeel



Silver Magic Airways Flight 10 is a live mix taken from a Nicholas Feel live DJ set. Music from Grauzone, Talking Heads, Omar S, Amadou & Mariam, and Telepathe.

SMA10 by nicholasfeel



Another Silver Magic Airways flight takes off with music from Commodores, Daft Punk, Julio Bashmore, Basic Soul Unit and Lone.

SMA09 by nicholasfeel



Eclectic house mix from SMA host Nicholas Feel with music from Alice Coltrane, Bicep, Cesar Mereveilles and A Guy Called Gerald.

SMA08 by nicholasfeel



First show back for 2011. Mix provided by host of Silver Magic Airways, Nicholas Feel with new music from Henrik Schwarz, The Love Supreme, Nicolas Jaar and Shit Robot.

SMA07 - Nicholas Feel (RADIO/PODCAST) by nicholasfeel



Justin Robertson is one of Britain's greatest unsung electronic talents. A spawn from the Madchester scene, Justin learned his craft DJing, but also in a series of bands such as Lionrock throughout the 90s. This led him to numerous musical adventures including producing, remixing and even writing for Fatboy Slim. The early 2000s saw him releasing through Bugged Out and producing the unforgettable "Love Movement" as Revtone, which left a mark by bringing primitive disco and house to the digital age. Here's a cheeky d/l of the Ulrich Schnauss remix:


Now as Deadstock 33s, Justin has remixed Erol Alkan, Boys Noize, In Flagranti and recently Mystery Jets' Serotonin. He is currently embarking on a new production partnership with main Kill Em' All man Stopmakingme. Having heard snippets, SMA is very excited about these releases. Justin's mix for SMA is a typically energetic, yet beautifully cohesive, fusion of techno, house and disco.

SMA 06 - DEADSTOCK 33s by Silver Magic Airways



Mr. Pete Herbert is pretty much the go to guy for solid, forward thinking disco house. Having worked in many Soho record shops, Pete opened his famed Atlas Records and from there DJing and producing came as the next logical steps. Since then, he's been DJing around the world and churning out incredible production work both on his own and also with disco-partners-in-crime like Phil Mison (as Reverso 68) and Dicky Trisco for labels like Eskimo, Ubiquity and Disco Deviance.

Alongside Toby Tobias, Pete Herbert provided a quite spectacular show at the secret (SMA affiliate) Universe Halloween party in 18 room Georgian mansion The House of St. Barnabus. Here Pete provides a deep, electronic and balearic disco mix.




Elusive Finnish producer Arttu Snellman, more commonly known as Lump, has consistently caught our ears through releases on a wide variety of underground labels like Morris Audio, Amplified and Contexterrior.

His funk and jazz inspired, but house leaning, DJ sets never fail to impress. For flight number SMA04, Lump has harked back to his childhood love for the sounds that first got him interested in music in the first place - Blues, Funk and Soul.




Now on their third album, Mystery Jets are one of London's consistently great bands of the last ten years. Having worked with producers such as Erol Alkan and Joshua Harvey, the band members also fester DJ talents - you can regularly find them playing in pubs and clubs throughout Europe. In SMA03, William Rees talks about his penchant for electronic music and plays some tasty records he's been digging. Expect a nice variety of old and new house, post dubstep and disco.