Kingdom is proud to welcome, MACHINE, a wild and loose celebration of druggy tunes, night walkers, educated clubbers, and party rocking disco freaks. February is our 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY and we’ll be unleashing a barrage of retroactive, futuristic, psychedelic, funk bump that will tickle your boogie feather, unleash your innermost inhibitions, and make you sleep with strangers.

And joining us to help with this very special celebration we have the funkiest HARDKISS brother himself..

(Hardkiss Music, Classic Music Company, Whiskey Pickle, Hallucination Limited, Siesta)

Scott, Gavin and Robbie, the Hardkiss brothers, ruled the underground San Francisco club scene during the 1990s with a mixture of acid, trance and breakbeat techno. World-class DJs all, the brothers also run their own Hardkiss label, releasing material as themselves plus myriad other artists, including Rabbit in the Moon and Scott’s God Within project. It was Scott and Gavin who formed the group in the early ’90s after experiencing Britain’s 1989 Summer of Love firsthand while studying in Europe. Returning to the States, the two began promoting and organizing massive raves on the East Coast, but later moved out to San Francisco to share the vibe with the West as well. Hooking up with old friend Robbie and christening themselves Hardkiss, the trio began recording material for their eponymous label. Though few releases appeared on anything other than vinyl, the label compilation Delusions of Grandeur serves as a good primer to the Hardkiss sound. Scott, Robbie and Gavin have each released compilations detailing their mixing skills as well.


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_ MACHINE: // A Modern Discotheque _

21+ w/ID | 10pm-2am
$5 in Advance / $10 on the door
Advance tickets available here
103 E. 5th St. Suite B, Austin, Texas 78701

Gavin & Robbie Hardkiss – “RetroactiveFuturistic PsychedelicFunkBump”

Not showing any signs of letting up in the new year, Whiskey Pickle Records keeps the funk rolling with a brand new single from the legendary duo of Gavin & Robbie Hardkiss. As founders of the classic U.S. rave progenitor Hardkiss alongside their sorely missed brother Scott Hardkiss, the pair have been mainstays in every aspect of dance music as producers, promoters, label heads, and world-class DJs.

Fast forward to 2014 and the lads are still at it, offering up their latest creation in the form of “RetroactiveFuturisticPsychedelicFunkBump,” the second single from their forthcoming album 1991 which is due later this year. A slick slab of electro-boogie rhythms, the single features vocoded vox and a nasty bass that’ll take listeners on an interstellar voyage from Cybotron to Planet Rock.

A release such as this requires some serious thought when considering remixers, and Whiskey Pickle spared no expense. Having such industry luminaries as James Curd (of Greenskeepers fame) and Q-Burns Abstract Message, as well as Gavin Hardkiss’ own Hawke moniker on board has proved to be essential in creating the total package. Each remixer finds a perfect, complimentary vibe to the original; whether it’s the glossy, disco-funk of the James Curd version, or the relentless 808 bass and layered breaks on the Q-Burns Abstract Message treatment … or maybe it’s the retro, balearic vibe of the Hawke remix that does the trick? Whatever the occasion, Whiskey Pickle has the correct medicine to ease any afflictions.

DJ and tastemaker support from…

Tensnake, Psychemagik, Ursula 1000, Sleazy McQueen, Cyclist, Richard Norris(Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve), Tim Love Lee(Tummy Touch / East Village Radio NYC), Jarle Bråthen(Full Pupp), etc

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Abstrakt Audio – “Back 2 Basics” + Remixes

For its final offering of 2013 Whiskey Pickle Records is proud to present the second release from Austin’s own rising star of house music, Abstrakt Audio (the ‘nom de plume’ of one Fern Argüello). Producing since the age of 15, starting with a Roland TR–909 and a banged-up Juno–60 synthesizer, Fern has always been drawn to the sounds of ’80s boogie and Italo disco thanks to his father’s hip record collection. Previously, Fern was a part of production duo Retrovox with Rey Aguilar, releasing a number of tracks for PBR Recordings and playing shows and festivals all over Texas and Mexico. His latest project, Abstrakt Audio, soldiers on with “Back 2 Basics”, a dance floor monster of Kraken proportions, unleashed from the murky depths and sure to wreak havoc from coast to coast. A root-chakra-rumbling organ bass line carries the tune over garage-influenced rhythms while dubby vocals punctuate its deep pads. The single is then rounded out by a trio of fine, equally monstrous remixes. Remixer du jours Vanilla Ace and Donny Bravo twist the original into a beautifully melancholy masterpiece that ebbs and flows around sparkling beats and filtered chords. Austin’s up-and-coming mystery duo Eagle Mountain take a classic ’90s flip on the track and jack it up with all manner of vintage percussion and throwback flavors. Another fellow Austinite, Robert Roman, minces the original into tiny bits with his sparse and brooding version, amplifying its deep leanings and taking the listener 10,000 leagues below.

DJ and tastemaker support from
 Tensnake, Makossa, Severino/Horse Meat Disco, Walter Jones, Cloned In Vatican / Irregular Disco Workers, DK Watts (Short Bus Kids), Giom, Dj Nova(Rodon FM 95 Greece), Deadbeat Disco Radio Show, Q-Burns Abstract Message/Invisible Airwaves Radio Show (syndicated), Vanilla Ace, etc.


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S&M Music Company- “Walk Away”

Whiskey Pickle Records is proud to present the debut release of Austin’s own S&M Music Company, comprised of musician DJs Samantha Garrett and Michael Zawodniak (AKA Iron Mike). Individually, Sam moonlights as Cap’n Tits and wields a wicked axe as the front lady for local dance quartet Whiite Walls, while Mike is a founding member of the Flying Turns DJ Crew as well as keyboardist for the live incarnation of celestial power-popsters Orthy. Their pairing grew from the monthly Deep Cuts party which features the duo waist high in vinyl stacks with their extended back-to-back DJ sets of sleazy disco and uplifting house. From this connection it was only natural for Sam and Mike to hit the studio and this single is the tasty result.

“Walk Away” is a slow burner that features Sam on vox and guitar while Mike lays down the keyboards, the bottom end, and offers his production talents. A stripped down bass and drum groove sets the frame work as chords build to a psychedelic boiling point with Sam’s echoed vocals bouncing around in a cavern of reverb. On the remix tip, Torontonian disco wizard Cyclist steps up to bat first and knocks it out of the park with his party-jam version while Austin native Ian Orth, flying solo as Orthy, takes the groove to lower BPMs with a brooding and hypnotic remix.

Recorded, engineered and mixed by James Jones at Potluck Music in Austin, TX, it was only fitting that this fresh duo found a home for their work on Austin’s leader in underground dance sounds, Whiskey Pickle Records. Don’t “Walk Away” … DANCE!

The EP has already gotten support from the likes of TensnakeVanilla AcePsychemagik, and more!

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Johnny Blackouts – Boozehound EP (WP004)

Johnny Blackouts’ Boozehound EP is an orchestral stupor through dark city streets. It’s an ivory-suited John Travolta stepping out with his Saturday night swagger and a pocketful of psychedelic fever for the disco. Colors change with every footfall. Unsuspecting horns blare out of alleyways. Crumpled men nestled betwixt rusty trash cans raise their heads momentarily, spurting out humanity’s wrongdoings. But the walk continues just as it started – easy, undisturbed, embracing adventure around every corner. Johnny Blackouts’Boozehound EP is flawlessly structured to complement a rich and heavy population of sounds, generating the bloodline of an animated metropolis.

Elevating in effect, “Broken” harmonizes organic, woody sounds with the whizzes and whirs of the future. Blackouts’ track is headstrong and undeniably rousing – an ideal accompaniment for the journey outward.

Walter Jones knows you want more woodblock. In his take of “Broken,” the DFA recording artist adds a sprinkle of boom-snap, neatly reigning the cornucopia of the original into a candy-covered Tootsie Roll center. Grand sweeps and key-filled crescendos heighten the Jones’ experience.

In “Topshelf,” red and blue lasers turn away from each other, slicing through the fog. There are ripped t-shirts and flashes of patent leather canvas purple eye shadows and hot pink cheek streaks. The white-clad outsider wipes the whiskey from the corners of his mouth, as a malformed David Lynch character does a sideways tip-toe across the room, and a saxophone laments in the distance. Chained together by a golden thread, “Topshelf” is a cinema of soundscapes.

Johnny Blackouts spares no expense when it comes to cerebral coitus. Laden with jarring samples and a frenzied tempo, “Skrewhead” ties up the Boozehound EP nicely. The peppy stroll around the way peaks with an intoxicating tempest of sounds…

Nick Warren - “This is excellent music. Will support.”
Mixmaster Morris - “Sparkly!”
Recloose - “The Walter Jones remix bumps!”
Q-Burns Abstract Message - “Totally down with ‘Broken.’ Rousing business for the dancefloor noggin.”
Fine Cut Bodies - “Love the dirty disco vibe.”
Mystic Rock (This Is Not An Exit) – “This is clearly tailor made for my night. Exotic, ecstatic, psychedelic, totally other.”
Acid Ted blog – “Brilliantly sprawling, cosmic, and epic.”

Additional support from Erol AlkanAjelloRune LindbækSleazy McQueenGavin Hardkiss,Makossa & MegablastHorse Meat DiscoAndy AshDave Cosmonaut, and 6th Borough Project.