Written by Michael Harker on 14th June 2018
Hear our past interviews with Room 6’s Paddy And Shearer, Mark Dickov and Craig Hamilton
PADDY & SHEARER FROM ROOM 6 Recorded 10th May 2018
MARK DICKOV Recorded 26th April 2018
Coming from Glasgow, Mark is following in the footsteps of the powerhouse of producers that have gone before him. This means that our ears rewarded with a deep, warm, mature and nurtured sound that goes beyond his years of age. From internships at Soma Records in Glasgow, to running his own house and techno club nights in Canada. Mark has gained quite a bit of knowledge when it comes to the underground electronic scene. Having being a resident for Glasgow’s past night CryptiQ, which brought parties to rooftops in Glasgow to Castles in Dundee. Mark gained a proper insight into Glasgow’s techno scene, meeting and playing alongside big local names.
In 2013, Mark had his first official release which was on legendary DJ Assassins Label Recode Recordings, which was getting played in several radio stations from Belgium to London. Since then Mark has ran club nights in Ski resorts in Canada bringing the European sound to the mountains which lead to doing a weekend tour for red bull on his return to the UK.
On the production side of things, Mark has recently been introduced to Platform 18 heads Ivan Kutz & Craig Hamilton in which he now shares a studio with. His most recent release was on Ukrainian Label SoBlazn, which has been getting played in several places including parties in Amsterdam and clubs around Glasgow.
CRAIG HAMILTON Recorded 8th March 2018
Craig Hamilton is a Glasgow-based DJ, House music producer, and Managing Director for the highly successful independent label Flatpack Traxx. With over 15 years of contributions and support for underground music, he continues to introduce talented, up-and-coming artists while showcasing his own quality sound through solid production work and DJ sets across the globe.
He has rocked many a dance floor in a variety of venues and parties in Belgium, London, Dubai, Los Angeles, Mexico, San Francisco, and Miami for the Winter Music Conference, along with several residencies at home in Scotland. A majority of his music represents deep Chicago house sounds, but he continues to pull influence from disco, funk, techno, jazz and soul.
His strong affection for music far surpasses his talent behind the decks and beyond to the studio. With multiple releases of original tracks and remixes on widely respected house labels such as Tango, Robsoul Recordings, and many others, his exceptional skills and hard work have made him a favorite amongst international underground DJs including Mark Farina, DJ Sneak, Phil Weeks, and Natural Rhythm.
The year 2010 was a particularly successful year for him, with the inclusion of two original tracks on the Fries & Bridges (Paris) Uprock 3000 compilation CD. And in 2012, a track from one of his several highly acclaimed ‘Hotbox Sessions’ EPs was featured in Hed Kandi’s Nu Disco 2012 compilation. Other projects include a five-year running weekly radio show (Flatpack Traxx Radio) on Chicago House FM, broadcasting worldwide every Monday night, and a previous position hosting the weekly house music show, Static on Radio Magnetic.
With a strong dedication to moving this genre forward, expect continued international gigs, along with many future releases from Craig on Flatpack Traxx and other labels as he continues to inspire and shape the future of underground house music.
HOUSE DIMENSIONS is the show which takes you to the outer fringes of house music via rare groove and funk, with liberal helpings of vaporwave and chillhop.
Mike and Phil have known each other since schools days, back in the days before punk was invented and when prog rock and jazz funk-fusion were cutting edge. Once they extolled the virtues of Yes and Soft Machine. Now they are united by their love of deep underground house, future funk, vaporwave and anything cool and edgy from the outer limits of dance music. Each week they work hard to bring you sounds that will take you to new dimensions of house. Listen out for special features such as, “Chill with Phil”, “Mike’s funky bit”, and “the roots of house”.
Mike and Phil got involved with Sunny Govan when they met the team at a fundraiser. They were delighted to be asked to put a show together for Sunny G. They know it is a real privilege to be able to share the music they love with listeners.
Mike is the sort of guy who always wants to change the music at parties. He thinks he knows how to get a party going. When people let him, Mike DJs for friends, family and fundraising across the Southside. Mike also plays keyboard with covers band The Highwaisters and produces his own house and dub music under the name of HiWstre. Occasionally, Phil lets him play one of his creations on the airwaves.
Phil has been a music listener over several decades starting with jazz, free jazz and funk sounds. Reggae has been the core of his listening for over three decades. This musical background has a big influence on the choice of sounds for the show.