James Amato

Posted in news at October 29th, 2008 / No Comments »

Way cool!


There is a handy National Express coach which leaves from Exeter bus station and arrives right outside the venue, leaving @ 4.05 straight after the event ends….

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Santiago & Bushido, James Amato to make overseas debut; Potty Mouth artists to lend support.

CHICAGO—It’s been more than one and a half years since Potty Mouth Music revealed its dirty secrets to the underground global dance scene. Chicago-based label head James Amato has steadily grown his talent roster from homegrown artists like Santiago & Bushido and has since expanded its reach of beats across the world. Today the label roster features a slew of international producers including HiJack, The Bulgarian, HeavyFeet, and Scott Cooper, to name a few.
Fast forward to November 2008, and Potty Mouth Music has released just under 20 EPs and promoted the fidget sound to growing audiences. Starting November 5, 2008, Potty Mouth Music takes its sound on tour in the UK, marking the first-ever appearance of label founder James Amato and the label’s first roster artists, Santiago & Bushido. Artists HiJack, The Bulgarian, HeavyFeet, and Scott Cooper lend support for an inaugural music showcase.
Artists on the Potty Mouth Music label have spawned several Top 10 hits, including the smash release “Head Trick” by Santiago & Bushido, which remained the No. 1 seller on Beatport for three consecutive weeks. Some of underground dance music’s biggest names, including Dave Taylor aka Switch, Annie Mac of BBC Radio1, Kaskade and Colette, continue to praise the label’s creative—if not filthy—efforts on the dance floor.
With countries like the US, UK, Canada, Australia and South Africa encompassing the largest fan audiences for Potty Mouth Music, the forthcoming UK tour comes at the right time. The global, underground dance community continues to support the music through the Potty Mouth Music messages boards (http://board.pottymouthmusic.com), where just under 1,000 users have register on the site in less than one year.
Fidget fans across the Atlantic will get their chance to hear heavyweights from the Potty Mouth Music roster from November 5 through 8 at various nights across Ireland and England.

Potty Mouth Music tour dates of confirmed shows in the UK include:

November 5, 2008: Dublin, Ireland—Tetric at The Button Factory featuring
HiJack + Santiago & Bushido + James Amato.

Friday November 7, 2008: London, UK—Snap, Crackle & Pop @ The EggSantiago & Bushido + The Bulgarian + HeavyFeet + Scott Cooper + James Amato + Med Damon & Harry James.

Saturday November 8, 2008: Plymouth, UK—Magik Bullet @ White Rabbit – Santiago and Bushido + James Amato + High Eight + Damo + Paradigm + Dicey + JamtheChannel DJs.

The Tour Talent
With their blend of big basslines and vocals, Santiago & Bushido (USA) bring a forward thinking, funk-tech sound to the decks in Chicago and beyond. Since teaming up as a production duo in 2001, Chris Santiago and Tim Bushido have elevated the art of electronic jack to encompass many influences, from the hard hitting to the deep and soulful. The duo’s first release on Potty Mouth music, “Head Trick” remained the No. 1 seller on Beatport for three consecutive weeks and introduced their sound to the fidget scene. Says Chris Santiago: “One thing about us is we’re not afraid to do a deep track or a totally hardcore track . . . as long as it works on the dance floor and is pushing the sound forward, it works for us.”
The nastier the duo delves, the better they beat.
Label founder James Amato (USA) has balanced roles of promoter, label owner, DJ, and producer for more than a decade. In addition to his vision for Potty Mouth Music, Amato has served as the Director of Music and Bookings for Chicago’s historically influential SmartBar since 2006. In 2008, Club Systems International recognized his efforts to diversify and promote Chicago’s electronic music scene by selecting him as one of its “Next 10 Exciting Up-and-Comers” as part of its annual VIP Edition—“Nightlife’s 30 Most Influential People.” As a DJ, James combines a rare blend of organic, twisted tech that defines the vision of his Potty Mouth Music label.
About Potty Mouth Music
Chicago-based Potty Mouth Music is a digital music label that was launched in spring 2007 and has since release more than 20 EPs by artists from around the world. The talent roster includes producers from the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and South Africa. Inspired by the electro glitch twists of progressive producers such as Switch, Trevor Loveys and Jesse Rose, Potty Mouth ditches conventional house boundaries, imploring turntable trickery, unconventional loops and straight up techno into its catalogue of tracks. Label head James Amato keeps house-heavy influences in place and lacing them with the kind of dirty glitch that makes it feel so good to be so bad. Visit the label website at http://www.pottymouthmusic.com.

Artist Roster
Crookers (Italy), Santiago & Bushido (Chicago), HiJack (UK), Dj Fame (New York), The Bulgarian (UK), Heavyfeet (UK), Cops & Robbers (Chicago), Electric Soulside (Belgium), Andy George (UK), Scott Cooper (UK), Klaus Hill (Australia), Mightyfools (Netherlands), Adam Bozzetto (Australia), TJR (New York), Chris James & Lee Dearn (UK), Urchins (UK), Pette Vaydex (Slovenia), Rockwell D (UK) and Kyle Watson (South Africa).


12:00-01:30 – Far Too Loud


01:30-03:00 – Tom Real

We thought it would be rude not to let them each play for 1.5 hours!!!!! Get down early…..like 11 ish…

We are really looking forward to hosting Chicago’s Potty Mouth Music Tour on the 8th November…..Here are all the UK dates…



Wednesday November 5, 2008 | Dublin, Ireland — Tetric @ The Button Factory
HiJack + Santiago & Bushido + James Amato

Thursday November 6, 2008 | Leeds, UK — Krunk @ Stylus
Don Rimini + Trevor Loveys + Rico Tubbs + Santiago & Bushido + James Amato + Kelevra vs Jak Z + Mightyfools + Adam Bozzetto + Lars Moston + Bryan Cox + Two Bit Thugs + Eddie Zanetti + Ill Phil + Deviant Soundsystem + Jo Kira

Friday November 7, 2008 | London, UK — Snap, Crackle & Pop @ The Egg
Santiago & Bushido + The Bulgarian + Andy George + HeavyFeet + Scott Cooper + James Amato + Med Damon & Harry James

Saturday November 8, 2008 | Plymouth, UK — Magik Bullet @ White Rabbit
Santiago and Bushido + James Amato + High Eight + Damo + Paradigm + Dicey + JamtheChannel Djs


Reid Speed Mix – Amazing!

Posted in news at October 3rd, 2008 / No Comments »

Been caning this all day, get it here -> http://missingtoof.com/2008/09/15/reid-speed-back-to-school-mix/

This is the kind of stuff 2 Bit Thugs will be playing at DONK on November 15th….. http://www.myspace.com/2bitthugs


Download Dicey’s Back to Mine Mix

Posted in news at October 1st, 2008 / No Comments »
DJ Dicey

DJ Dicey

Dicey is a resident at Magik Bullet and she has made a mix for us…..enjoy :)


Lindstrom- I feel Space -Playhouse

Djuma Soundsystem- Les djinns remixes- Get Physical

PFN- Flow- 10 Kilo

Trisco- Podium (Max Graham club mix) –Whoop

Layo & Bushwacka- Feels Closer- Olmeto Records

Claude VonStroke- Who’s afraid of Detroid (Stanton Warriors remix) -Punks

Freeform Five- Electromagnetic (Evil 9 Dub)- Perspex/Fine

Dirk Technic- I Love You (PFN’S’ Mr Waldorf I presume’ mix)

Toob- 4 Walls- Lo Recordings

Digital Base- U Know Me- I Breaks

PQM Project & Phil K- They Just Won’t Let me Be- Institution Recordings

Phil K & Habersham- CloudBrake Audiotherapy