Thursday, 29 April 2010

Deadboy x XLR8R

Fresh material from Deadboy for ya now as he helms the latest XLR8R Podcast. With only 2 releases to date, one of which being the acclaimed If U Want Me on the mighty Numbers conglomerate, with his latest tune Here 4 U also due to be released on the imprint. Check the mix and enjoy!


01 Wookie "Down On Me" (Manchu)
02 Donga & Blake "Detroitus" (Well Rounded)
03 Groove Chronicles "Shattered" (Groove Chronicles)
04 C.R.S.T "Need You" (Well Rounded)
05 Velour "She Wore Velour"
06 Hackman "Blacksnake" (Well Rounded)
07 Soule:Power "Lost (Bakongo Remix)" (DVA)
08 Skinnz "I Know" (Well Rounded)
09 Andy Bell "Call On Me (Deadboy Remix)" (Mute)
10 xxxy "I Can’t Stop"
11 Destiny’s Child "Bills Bills Bills (Harmonimix)" (white)
12 Todd Edwards "I Might Be (Joy Orbison Remix)" (Scion A/V)
13 Basic Channel "Phylypstrak II" (Basic Channel)
14 Gongon "I Could Be There" (Well Rounded)
15 D-Malice "Full Effect" (white)
16 Deadboy "Here 4 U" (Numbers)
17 Andrea "You Still Got Me" (Daphne)
18 M&M "I Feel This Way (Remix)" (Suburban Base)

Download the mix HERE

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Theophilus London Wants You

Brand new mixtape up for free download now, courtesy of our favourite indie/alternative rapper Theophilus London. Go grab that while it's hot, it's been a long time coming!

Download the mixtape HERE

Shlohmo mY N3ck mY B4ck

Beatmaker Shlohmo has just given away two incredible remixes he's done of Khia's 'My Neck, My Back' and Montell Jordan's 'This Is How We Do It' via his WEDIDIT Collective. Shlohmo is definitely one to watch this year after gaining massive critical acclaim with his 'Shlohmoshun Deluxe' EP earlier this year. If you haven't already copped the exclusive mix he did for us then go grab that now, in the meantime though enjoy these two BIGGGGGG tunes!

Download the tunes HERE

Tuesday, 27 April 2010


You can now stream Flying Lotus' forthcoming LP Cosmogramma in full over at his MySpace. Go and check it out ahead of it's release next week.

Stream it HERE


Freebie taken from Lorn's forthcoming LP for Brainfeeder. Enjoy!

Monday, 26 April 2010

DJ Premier Guru Tribute Mix

The controversy over what ended the GangStarr partnership of Guru and DJ Premier has gathered momentum since the rapper's death last week, and to add fuel to the flames Premier has just released a special tribute mix to honour the man. It's full of unreleased GangStarr and Guru material so get it 'pon the d/l right now!


  1. Gang Starr – Betrayal (Feat. Scarface)
  2. Gang Starr – Intro (The First Step)
  3. Gang Starr – Execution Of A Chump (No More Mr. Nice Guy Pt. 2)
  4. Gang Starr – Name Tag (Premier & The Guru)
  5. Gang Starr – Speak Ya Clout (Feat. Jeru the Damaja & Lil Dap)
  6. Gang Starr – Peace Of Mine
  7. Gang Starr – Eulogy
  8. Gang Starr – Royalty (Feat. K-Ci & JoJo)
  9. Gang Starr – Daily Operation (Intro)
  10. Gang Starr – In This Life… (Feat. Snoop Dogg & Uncle Reo)
  11. Gang Starr – Above The Clouds (Feat. Inspectah Deck)
  12. Gang Starr – The Planet
  13. Gang Starr – Daily Operation (Intro)
  14. Gang Starr – Next Time
  15. Gang Starr – 93 Interlude (Unreleased Moment Of Truth Interlude)
  16. Gang Starr – The Militia II (Feat. Rakim & WC)
  17. Gang Starr – Intro (HQ, Goo, Panch)
  18. Heavy D. – A Buncha Niggas (Feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, Guru, Rob-O & Third Eye)
  19. M.O.P. – Salute Part II (Feat. Guru)
  20. D&D Allstars – Hot Shit (Feat. Big Daddy Kane, Sadat X, Guru & Greg Nice)
  21. Gang Starr – PLAYTAWIN
  22. Gang Starr – Soliloquy Of Chaos
  23. Group Home – The Legacy (Feat. Guru)
  24. Gang Starr – Conspiracy
  25. Gang Starr – Stay Tuned
  26. Gang Starr – Zonin’

Download the mix HERE

Keith "Guru" Elam Tribute Mix by Dj Premier Blog Radio on Mixcloud


Here's a free unreleased GangStarr tune for you as well :-)

Rustie x Rinse & FREE Benga

Some more giveaways for you now ahead of FWD and Rinse's takeover of Matter on Friday with a line up that only serves to highlight Rinse FM's position as the world's leading pioneer of underground music. They've got Rustie, Roska, Geeneus, Oneman, Brackles, Kismet all coming down for the party, as well as regulars Skream & Benga, N-Type and Caspa.

First up Warp's Rustie has done an exclusive 30 minute mix for the event. Nice tracklist including forthcoming material from Ramadanman, 8Bitch and of course the man himself. Rustie mixes are obviously few and far between so grab it now!


Four Tet - Sing
Machinedrum - Make Me
Hudson Mohawke - Freek
Brackles - 6am El Gordos
Ciara ft Ludacris - Ride
Ramadanman - Glut
Lazer Sword - Shot in the Night
DJ Dysu - Deegaan
Mussck - I Slay Speakers
Machinedrum - Fresh Kids [Rustie Resmak]
Halp - Leek
8bitch - G41
Mweslee - Eurocarne
Rustie - Hyperthrust

Download the mix HERE

Next up is a freebie courtesy of Benga, who has given away his tune Who Remembers to help promote this Friday's event. Enjoy!

Starkey x RA

Brand new Resident Advisor podcast for download now courtesy of Planet Mu's Starkey. His sophomore LP entitled 'Ear Drums And Black Holes' just dropped on the label and if you haven't checked it out already, have a listen now. Some very nice tracks on there. Grab the podcast in the meantime tho.


Starkey - 11th Hour - Planet Mu
Kaiser - Polyphonic Pressure
Terror Danjah - Reinforced
Mensah - Acid Dub - HENCH
Spooky - The Devil Within - Oil Gang
Numan - Skull Crusher (Sduk remix) - Slit Jockey
Starkey - Robot Hands
Scratcha DVA - Bullet Dub - Keysound Recordings
Zeno - Test1
Mr. Rogers - Birdbox (Starkey remix) - Innerflight
Starkey - Fourth Dimension - Planet Mu
Stagga - The Park (Draw remix) - Subdepth
Dream McLean - Woo Riddem Freestyle
Gemmy - Da Dodge
Tayo meets Acid Rockers ft. Pupajim - Vampayaa (Starkey remix) - Cool & Deadly
Skinnz & ID - Shimmy - Double Science
Magic Mash - Give Me Some More
Starkey - OK Luv ft. Badness (Eprom's Alternate Mix) - Planet Mu
Alchemyst - Let the Bass (Grimelock remix) - Stainage
Starkey ft. Anneka - Stars - Planet Mu
Foals - This Orient (Starkey remix) - Transgressive
Drake - Over - Cash Money
Baconhead - Ghetto Buffet - Acroplane
Rod Azlan - Jah Live (Starkey remix) - Scion AV
NastyNasty - Damn Girl
SchlachtofBronx - Ayoba (Knight Riderz remix)
Camp Lo - Luchini (Instrumental) - Profile
Kanji Kinetic - Zombies - Senseless
Halp - Leek - Seclusiasis
Starkey ft. Cerebral Vortex & Buddy Leezle - Club Games - Planet Mu
Swindle - Molly - Planet Mu
Numan - Skull Crusher (Capricorn One remix) - Slit Jockey
Starkey - Numb ft. P-Money - Planet Mu

Download the mix HERE

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Hush The F*** Up

The Hush House crew have just upped he third installment of their Hush The F*** Up mix series. Very eclectic tracklisting on this one, with Scuba, Code 3, Von D and Sully, all featuring alongside artists like Cookie Monsta and The Boogaloo Crew. Grab it now and zone out to some Hush vibes.


01. Crossroads (Boogaloo Crew Bootleg) - Jose Gonzalez
02. One Bright Night (Scuba's Broken Window Dub) - Way Out West
03. SOS - Daega Sound System
04. Dub Specialist - Synkro
05. Ophelia - Janner & Acky
06. The Loot (Sully Remix) - J-Treole
07. I Believe In Love (Boogaloo Crew Remix) - Supra 1
08. It’s Over - Von D & DJ Madd
09. Pitcher - D1
10. Rock City - Mensah
11. Dubsteppa - Funtcase & SBH
12. Set Me On Fire - Pendulum
13. Splash ft. Coco (Rusko Remix) - Sub Focus
14. No Relief (Daega Sound Remix) - Pete Grove
15. Street Fighter - Cookie Monsta
16. So Good - Tek-One
17. Pure Light - Vandera
18. Bon (Blasta Il Y A Du Bon Remix) - Von D
19. Tonight - DJ Madd
20. Seventy Six - Jack Dixon
21. You Got Me - Scuba
22. City of Cars (Von D Remix) - DLX & Kemst
23. Change (Dark Sky Remi
x) - Mirror Mirrors
24. Response Call - Code 3

Download the mix HERE


The DMZ boys are back in Leeds for their bi-monthly takeover of Exodus at the West Indian Centre. Line up is massive so if you're in the area head down!

Spencer for FACT

The latest FACT mix is helmed by Numbers boss Spencer and in typical Glasweigan style is rammed full of exclusive bits, forthcoming material and a few classics. Expect to hear material from SRC, Altered Natives, Taz Buckfaster, Deadboy and Autechre just to name a few! Get this 'pon the download ASAP, perfect Saturday night warm up material.


The Jonzun Crew – Space Is The Place (21 Records)
Mr Fingers – Distant Planet (Jack Trax)
DJ Gregory – Don’t Panic (Gregory and Karizma Dub) (Defected)
Cybotron – Cosmic Cars (LP version) (Fantasy)
Sully – In Some Pattern (Keysound)
Kraftwerk – House Phone (Warner)
Autechre – Eutow (Warp)
Deadboy – If U Want Me (Numbers)
MJ Cole Crazy Love (Todd Edwards Underground Remix) (Talkin’ Loud)
Roska – Time Stamp (Rinse)
Karizma – Beat Dis (R2)
Sticky – Jumeirah Riddim (Mixpak)
Altered Natives – Raaatid Einstein (Fresh Minute Music)
Ultradyne – E Coli (Warp)
Jan Driver – Rat Alert (Music Man Records)
Roska and Untold – Long Range (Forthcoming Numbers)
Deadboy – Easy (Maybe Forthcoming Numbers / Lost On HD)
Yonurican – Boriken Soul (Yonurican Club Mix)
Mosca – Nike (Club Edit) (Night Slugs)
Anthony Shakir – Spectre (Seventh City)
Addison Groove – Dumbsh*t (Swamp 81)
SRC – Brakedance (Forthcoming Numbers)
Rudekid – London Town (Forthcoming No Hats No Hoods)
Terror Danjah – Limbo (Planet Mu)
Taz Buckfaster – Future Funk (Forthcoming Numbers)
Macabre Unit – Lift Off (Terrorhythm)
Addison Groove – Footcrab (Swamp 81)
Hakan Lidbo – Walk Away (Todd’s Tell Someone Dub) (Loaded)
Untold – No One Likes a Smart-Arse (Hemlock)
Kavsrave – PClart (Forthcoming Numbers)

Download the mix HERE

Friday, 23 April 2010


If you're in the Leeds ares tonight, get yourself down to the Vagabondz Summer Party featuring man like Tempa T, as well P Money, Sukh Knight, Riskotheque and more. Gonna be live!

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

FREE Roska

Free remix by Roska up for download now ahead of his appearance at FWD>>+Rinse at Matter on Friday 30th Apil. The line up is effed, with Rustie, Roska, Kismet, Brackles and Oneman all featuring, so if you're in the London area definitely head down cos it's set to be another sell out!

R.I.P. Guru

Legendary New York MC Guru passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this heartbreaking time.

Kode 9's DJ Kicks

The tracklisting for Kode9's forthcoming DJ Kicks compilation was revealed yesterday adding further hype to what looks set to be the biggest compilation release of the year so far, so Autonomic. Artists represented include Hyperdub wunderkinds Zomby, Ikonika, Cooly G, DVA, as well as Digital Mystikz, The Bug and Ramadanman. Stand out tunes and mixes include the mix of Mala's Mountain Dread March into Zomby's 8-bit anthem Godzilla, heard this mix for the first time at Exodus / DMZ back in February and it was a highlight of the night. Check below and full tracklist details:

Kode9 DJ-Kicks tracklisting:
1. Lone Once In A While
2. Aardvarck Revo
3. Kode9 Blood Orange
4. Kode9 You Don’t Wash (DJ-Kicks exclsuive)
5. Cooly G Phat Si
6. Ill Blu Bellion
7. Ikonika Heston
8. Scratcha DVA Jelly Roll
9. Mr Mageeka Different Lekstrix
10. Grievous Angel Move Down Low
11. Sticky feat. Natalie Storm Look Pon Me
12. Sticky Jumeirah Riddim Sequel
13. Mujava Pleaze Mugwanti
14. DVA Natty
15. Aardvaarck Re Spoken (Nubian Mindz Released Mix)
16. Morgan Zarate feat. Sarah Ann Webb M.A.B.
17. Rozzi Daime Dirty Illusions
18. Zomby Spiralz
19. Kode9 It
20. J*DaVeY Mr. Mister
21. Digital Mystikz 2 Much Chat
22. Terror Danjah Stiff
23. Digital Mystikz Mountain Dread March
24. Zomby Godzilla
25. Digital Mystikz Mountain Dread March (Reprise)
26. Addison Groove Footcrab
27. Kode9 vs. LD Bad
28. Maddslinky Cargo
29. Ramadanman Work Them
30. Terror Danjah Bruzin (VIP)
31. The Bug Run (feat. Flo Dan)


FREE Altered Natives

Freebie courtesy of Altered Natives up now. Danny Native is one of my favourite producers right now, coming from that muddy area between funky, house and dubstep that gave birth to Joy Orbison and many more! If you haven't got his anthem Rass Out, which featured on the Martyn Fabric 50 compilation then get it now!

Monday, 19 April 2010

2562 x RA

2562 is on hand for the latest Resident Advisor podcast, bringing with him his usual low slung techno-esque dubstep, infused with some house. 2562 is one of my favourite producers/DJs so it's a nice Monday evening treat to get a new mix of his, check the link for an interview with the man himself as well.

Download the mix HERE


Grab the new Blur track entitled 'Fools Day' below in either MP3 or WAV format.

Sunday, 18 April 2010


Another freebie for y'all now, this time from Brainfeeder's resident space cowboy Ras G. Remember the Samiyam tune we posted a couple of days ago that is gonna be released on All City? Well, this is the flip to that. Enjoy!

Saturday, 17 April 2010

More FREE Ikonika

Another free Ikonika tune from her 'Contact, Love, Want, Have' LP up for grabs now via The Fader, this time it's 'Look (Final Boss Stage)' that gets the free download treatment. It's a percussive funky number this one, with the signature bleeping and bouncing Ikonika synths to boot. Look out for an Ikonika interview with the peeps over at Fader as well.

MJ Cole - Riddim EP

Skream played 'Volcano Riddim' on his stella sessions a while ago and I've been waiting for it to drop ever since! The EP is just riddims (instrumentals) at the moment but on his blog he says that they may re surface with vocals. Each one is a dancefloor banger! Any Bristol lot will notice the 'Thekla Riddim' which is a banging techno tune pretty much! You can't go picking this up when it drops on his own Prolific imprint at some point this month.

MJ Cole - Riddim EP by MJ Cole

Theres also a free tune his giving away so grab it below :-)

Wookie Battle MJ Cole 2 Step UKG Remix

Battle - Unreleased MJ Cole Vocal Mix by MJ Cole


Big ups to DJ Madd for giving his remix of Major Lazor's 'Hold The Line' - this ones deep!

Grab it here

Major Lazer - Hold The Line (DJ Madd refix) by djmadd

Introducing : Sentinels

With summertime fast approaching I've been on a hunt for tunes full of the right vibes! On my search I found this particular artist called Sentinels. Sentinels musical inspiration comes from not only listening to pirate radio but also UK Garage, House and soulful Funky, Hardcore and Dubstep. On the soundcloud page Sentinels states 'I hate souless wobble music.' From the information on both soundcloud and myspace it is unclear whether it is a male or female adding some mystery over the character especially one of 4 freinds on the myspace is Zomby (or am I reading too much into it?) The synths, the melodies, the vocals, with the 2step back backone everything just works! They have the old skool happy hardcore feel but with all the modern trimmings - I get a hint of Ikonika with the bleeps n swirls. I've posted my favourites and I'm sure you'll agree that they need to be released! All built for the dancefloor!Feast your ears on this! (more tunes on the myspace)
--------check out 'Chlamydia' and 'Plastic People' on a system they would do serious damage so crank em as loud as you can!

Love Rhythm (All I Really Want) by Sentinels

Spirals by Sentinels

Synaesthesia (Close My Eyes) by Sentinels

Friday, 16 April 2010

H.E.N.C.H Mixtape Vol 1 Review

So the mixtape arrived in the posted and first things first I like the packaging which is a good start. Upon purchasing the cd you already know what you're gonna get! A solid hour of signature wobbles! The majority of the tunes being Jakes' as he has 20 out of the 32 tracks on the cd some would say thats slightly greedy but hey he's the boss! The mix plays out more like a set you would expect to hear from Jakes rather than a showcase of the artists on the label maybe my idea of a mixtape is different? The middle section of the mixtape comes as welcome break in the form of Komonazmuk's 'You Fo' & Mensah's 'Pulse 80s'. All in all the mix if full of VIPs and enough wobble to please any H.E.N.CH aficionado. That said, I think it's time for a few of the H.E.N.C.H artists to switch up their sound....

LuckyMe x American Men

Latest signing to Glasgow's LuckyMe label are American Men. Their debut EP on the label will be backed with remixes from Hud Mo and Ikonika. Looks set to be big!

Africa Hitech

Africa Hitech (the collaboration project of Steve Spacek and Mark Pritchard) have just released their debut single 'Blen' on Warp, backed with 'Blen Remix' and 'The Sound Of Tomorrow'. You can stream all 3 tracks over at the Warp website now.

Check out the tracks HERE

Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental 2010 04 15 SRC, Addison Groove and Kyle Hall in the mix

Big show last night from Mary Anne Hobbs! Headhunter in the mix under his Addison Groove moniker as well as featured artist SRC and Kyle Hall, who's last release on the one and only Hyperdub is fire. For those of you in Leeds make sure you head down to the wire to catch Headhunter for Disruption 003 as he will be doing a 2hr set! Furthermore Anti Social's Jay5 will be taking control of the decks so you know what you're in for!

Toro Y Moi – Lissoms (from the LP Causers Of This) [Carpark]
Chesus and Diverse Concepts – Baduka [Ten Thousand Yen]
The Blessings – Moranis Riding Ants [Lucky Me]
The Blessings – Keith Sweats [Lucky Me]
Krystal Klear – Dekryptic [dubplate]
West Norwood Cassette Library – What It Is [West Norwood Cassette Library]
Breach – Fatherless [PTN]

Addison Groove – Nautilus
Addison Groove – Battle Scene
Addison Groove – Word Doc
Addison Groove – Sexual
Addison Groove – Footcrab
Addison Groove – This Gril
Addison Groove – Jam Hot
Addison Groove – Sax Machine
Addison Groove – I Dreamed A Thing

XI – The Ghost [Orca Recordings]
Tri-Funk – 620,10 [Dubplate]
DJ Naughty – Gearshift [Roska Kicks & Snares]

SRC – Goomba VIP [Butterz]
SRC – Gold Coinz [Numbers]
SRC – Tokyo Takedown [Numbers]
SRC – Goin Out [RWINA]
SRC – Powerman 6
SRC – Lemsip (Mr Mitch Remix) [Numbers]
SRC – Ryokou Special [No Hats No Hoods]
SRC – Sort Of A Start [Rwina]
SRC – Star Mix
SRC – Five Past [Numbers]
SRC – Electronical [Remix]

Shinobi & Kase – Dirty Girl [Dubplate]
Swindle – Daredevil (from the Airmiles EP) [Planet Mu]
Dong – Suzuran (Quarta 330 and LV mix) [Hyperdub]

Kyle Hall – Kaychunk [Hyperdub]
tobias. – Balance [Ostgut Ton]
A Night With Dick – The Tapes [Max Trax]
Mark Pritchard – Elephant Dub [Deep Medi]
Pinch – 136 Trek [Punch Drunk]
The A.M. – Choose To Believe [Dubplate]

Calibre – Tenopause [Deep Medi]
Dimlite – Can’t Get Used To Those (from the LP Prismic Tops) [Now Again]

The Glitch Mob – Between Two Points (feat Swan from the LP Drink The Sea) [Unreleased]


Wednesday, 14 April 2010

FREE Rudi Zygadlo

Planet Mu's latest signing Rudi Zygadlo gave away the lead track from his debut EP for the label today, via FACT Magazine. I caught his set at THEM on Friday and he was definitely the best on the night. His debut LP, entitled 'Great Westerm Laymen' will be dropping on Planet Mu in May so get excited about that as well, in the meantime tho, get warmed up with this.

Also, hold tight for a review of THEM @ Corsica Studios coming over the next couple of days.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010


Free track given away by New York deep house producer Fred P (AKA Black Jazz Consortium) via XLR8R. Late night vibes on this one, night bus journeys home and all that. A soulful house roller. Grab it and see what you think.

Jus' Like Music Present Oscillations: Part 2

Free compilation up for grabs now featuring tunes from 8Bitch, Slugabed, Kidkanevil and many more! This is the second part in a series of free compilations put out by Jus' Like Music Records designed to open people's ears and eyes about the artists that feature on them. Definitely grab it below and see what you think.

Download the compilation HERE

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Pharrell x KAWS

Oh my days! After having said about Pharrell being fresh (check previous post) I stumble across this. Pharrell driving a vintage Porsche 500 with custom one of a kind graphics courtesy of New Yorker KAWS.

Pharrell x BLAST

Pharrell Williams - Art D'assaut from BLAST on Vimeo.

New video interview with Pharrell courtesy of French magazine BLAST. Definitely one of the freshest people/producers around.

Review: THEM @ Corsica Studios

THEM took over Corsica Studios on Saturday night with a line up that promised an amazing night! They had brought in Kuedo (the new hip-hop alias of dubstep veteran Jamie Vex'd), Boxcutter, Hyetal, Shortstuff, Slugabed and more to provide the soundtrack so the line up didn't leave anything to be desired (or so it seemed)! We got to the club at about midnight and (after paying £9 concessions :-/) I was surprised that the club was virtually empty, with resident SDUK playing to a crowd of less than 10! However, given the line up this obviously wasn't going to last and sure enough the club filled slowly but surely.

After SDUK, his last tune being the superb 'CYMK' from James Blake (forthcoming R&S May 2010) was Slugabed, been a fan of his for a while his sound for some is too glitchy but i thorouhly enjoyed with heavier tunes such as his on 'Donkey Stomp' (he said it was forthcoming) and Eprom's 'Face Melter' . That far end of the glitch-hop spectrum is really original and really forward thinking, but one thing it lacks is dancefloor presence. No one was dancing! I don't think anyone knew how! That said his earlier production such as this (see below) is a lot more focused as comprehensive.

Next up was Planet Mu's latest signing Rudi Zygadlo took to the decks. By far the standout act of the night! The system was fully cranked up so the bass was heavy and he played all the right tunes to get the crowd dancing! With this mutant strain of Hip-Hop its exceedingly difficult to mix meaning that the DJs attention is solely on the laptop screen however Mr Zygadlo was extremely entertaining to watch, loving it every bit as much as the crowd! 'The Udu and The Clave' and some Beastie Boys remix being the tracks that I remebered the most.

Last but not least Kuedo stepped up in the main room. I didn't like the setup - the stage was elevated far too high meaning that I had to strain my neck to see him all the way up in the clouds. I didn't manage to catch much of his set but from friends who stayed on they said it got better and better. My early departure sadly meant that Boxcutter, Hyetal & Shortstuff & Bullion! This meant that i left the night feeling somewhat unsatisafied especially after hearing back from friends who stayed that the night was a big success! Props to folks at THEM for a big line up! Looking forward to the next one!

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Samiyam's Fishsticks

Fresh tune from Samiyam for ya now, this tune is due to be released on Dublin's All City Records on a split 12" with space sergeant and Brainfeeder badman Ras G, but for the time being you can grab a 128 version for free over at XLR8R. Enjoy

Mount Kimbie x FaltyDL

FaltyDL's forthcoming remix of Mount Kimbie's 'Serged' is being given away ahead of the release of two remix EPs of the duo on Scuba's prominent Hotflush Recordings. On remix duty for the two releases are James Blake, Instra:mental and SCB (Scuba's latest alias). Definitely go and grab them, two massive releases! Grab the tune below (nice and easy this d/l link, just click it)

Friday, 9 April 2010

FREE Ikonika

Free Ikonika tune entitled 'Politriks' available for download now. She posted it up on her Twitter yesterday, I guess in order to help promo for her debut long player on Hyperdub, entitled 'Contact, Love, Want, Have'. If you don't already have it, then go cop that. Really feeling it! In the meantime tho, enjoy this one! Bouncy, synthy madness on this one!

Thursday, 8 April 2010


Anyone in the London area tomorrow night make sure you head down to Corsica Studios for our friends THEM. The line up is stupidly big, featuring the London debut of Kuedo (Jamie Vex'd hip-hop moniker), Boxcutter (with an all new live bass guitar ting), Hyetal b2b Shortstuff, Slugabed and much more! Definitely not going to be one to miss!

FREE Deep Teknologi

Another free tune for download now, this time from badboy house producers Deep Teknologi. The track was made in under two and a half hours on uStream, and has been given away to help promote T. William's imminent EP on Local Action, a label ran in conjunction with Phonica Records.

Hudson Mohawke x Chris Brown

And so it begins! As with any British underground music star they quickly get snapped up by America's megastars. Interesting to see if this develops any further....

A 'Stupid' Video

Video for 'Stupid', Redlight's forthcoming release on Digital Soundboy. It's dropping April 14th so go grab that when it's out. Big riddem!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

FREE Joy Orbison & xxxy

Couple of free tunes to give away now from two big producers in the garage and house scenes. First up is a massive remix from man of the moment Joy Orbison giving garage legend Todd Edwards a reworking. Loving this one, grab it below

Next is a track from Mancunian xxxy giving away his tune JFY, via the Fabric blog, ahead of his appearance there this weekend in Room 3 after featuring in their recently released Elevator Music Vol 1. You know the deal.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

xxxy BBQ Mix

Fresh mix from man like xxxy for your pleasure now. Really nice tracklisting on this one, featuring Julio Bashmore, Addison Groove, Doc Daneeka and of course his own productions. Grab it below.

Download the mix HERE

New Zomby

Some fresh Zomby material for your to cast your ear across now. Refusing to be pinned down to a style or genre in typical Zomby style, some of the tracks are funky, some jungle. Check em out and see what you think.

SheLovesMe by ZOMBY ®

Untitled by ZOMBY ®

SheLovesMeNot by ZOMBY ®

Guido's Anidea

News emerged yesterday that purple producer Guido will release his debut long player on Peverelist's Bristol based label Punch Drunk, and it's not gonna be that long a wait either! The album, entitled 'Anidea' will be released in May 2010 and is set to be a big one! Check below for the tracklist and some exlusive previews, courtesy of Sonic Router, including a collaboration with former Pinch vocalist Yolanda.

Guido 'Way U Make Me Feel' feat Yolanda by Punch Drunk Records

CD Tracklist:
1. Guido ‘Anidea’
2. Guido ‘Orchestral Lab’
3. Guido ‘Woke Up Early’
4. Guido ‘Cat In The Window’
5. Guido ‘Beautiful Complication’ featuring Aarya
6. Guido ‘Mad Sax’
7. Guido ‘You Do It Right’
8. Guido ‘Take Me Higher’
9. Guido ‘Way U Make Me Feel’ feat Yolanda
10. Guido ‘Tango’
11. Guido ‘Shades of Blue’
12. Guido ‘Tantalized’

2x12” Vinyl LP Track list:
A: Guido ’Shades of Blue’
B: Guido ‘Cat In The Window’
BB: Guido ‘Woke Up Early’
C: Guido ‘Tango’
D: Guido ‘You Do It Right’
DD: Guido ‘Mad Sax’

Release Date: MAY 2010

Monday, 5 April 2010

Review: Essence Of Chi @ Gramaphone

London based D&B night Essence Of Chi teamed up with CIA Records to take over Gramaphone on Thursday night, with S.P.Y, Zero T, Total Science and Subterra providing the sounds for the night at the Shoreditch venue.

I'd never been to Gramaphone before and was thoroughly impressed by the venue all night, upstairs it's a hip, typically Shoreditch, bar with the club downstairs. We got there at about 1130 and just caught the end of Subterra's set, and were just in time for S.P.Y. For me, S.P.Y has always been a bit hit and miss, some of his tunes are massive, others mediocre at best. On Thursday however, he destroyed the place. The direction he's taken production wise is just right, all his recent (unreleased as of yet of course) material features penetrating drums and rolling, crackling basslines, a la Spectrasoul, Break and Noisia. He got the dance suitably hyped before man like Zero T stepped up to take control of the 1s and 2s.

Zero T bossed it typically! A couple of tunes in, he dropped some next remix of Pharoahe Monch's banger 'Simon Says', which standardly murkled the dance ;-) Definitely one of my favourite producers at the moment, and also one of the most respected in the scene (he's top of everyone's list to work with, including Rockwell and Alix Perez). He mixes up styles nicely as well, playing everything from deep rollers to crunching techy tracks. If you haven't caught one of his sets then do so asap. He never disappoints!

Total Science, followed by FD b2b Script, rounded off a sick night in Shoreditch, keeping the dance bubbling til the early hours. Essence Of Chi got it bang on point with the line up and venue, although the sound in there did leave something to be desired, but no one was complaining! If you're in town for the next one, go check it out, they've got Artificial Intelligence coming down, as well as friend of the blog Ant TC1, Survival and Subterra. Should be large!

Review: Numbers @ Fabric

I had been looking forward to this night ever since the lineup was posted on the Fabric website. Usually I have gone to Fabric for Rooms 2 or 3 and generally stayed as far away from the heaving mass of rudeboys that normally accompanies whatever tear out DJ is playing in Room 1. Take my last visit to Fabric for example; the experimental sounds of dBridge b2b Instra:mental and the emotive DnB of Commix just down the hall from Hazard and Hype. Madness! This night was set to be different. The sounds were quite varied, with Room 1 bringing the summer vibes of Martyn, Brackles and Rustie, Room 2 diving deep with Scuba and Youngsta, and Room 3 was left mostly in the capable hands of dBridge and Instra:mental to do with however they pleased. As I arrived and scanned the set times I realised that I would have to jump around quite a lot if I wanted to catch some of everyone that I wanted to see, but undaunted I bought a classically Fabric priced drink from the bar and headed over to Room 3 to catch the end of Instra:mental's first set.

As I entered the lecherous monster of a track Voyeur was being blasted from the system, much to the delight of the crowd. This was only the 2nd time I had seen Instra:mental play and he did not fail to impress in the slightest, moving from the beautiful sounds of Watching You into some absolutely huge minimal tribal beats. Next up was Scuba in Room 2. Now I have seen Scuba 4 times and he has never been anything but superb, in fact his set at the Sub:Stance take over in Leeds 2 months ago was one of the best I have seen. With this in mind I had high expectations, and I have to say unfortunately I was slightly let down. The tune selection was all right, but the biggest tunes I had heard a thousand times, such as 'Sex At The Prom' – Headhunter and the Prototype remix on the flip. Don't get me wrong, they went off, but I from a leader in the scene I expect to hear something fresh that really excites me. I also didn't really think his mixing was perfectly up to scratch with some tunes clearly not melding together yet being left for ages to play over each other. This being said, it was an enjoyable set and everyone in Room 2 was having a great time, I just think as someone who has seen him at his best I was a little bit let down. I consequently decided to leave half an hour early to grab some fresh air and catch some of Martyn's set in the main room.

With limited time before Youngsta was due to start I jumped head-first into Room 1 which I expected to be rammed full of gorgeous young women getting down to the sounds of Martyn's House inspired music. He was even playing a track which had taken the melody of Row Row Row Your Boat and exchanged the words to “Shake Shake Shake Your Ass”, yet what I saw couldn't have been further from the truth. The room was surprisingly empty and there was barely a girl in sight. Instead I was treated to a very bizarre sight that seemed to be a couple hundred middle aged men shaking their ass to the beat. All the same the music was great and me and my mates thoroughly enjoyed the feel good vibes.

I hurried back to Room 2 just in time to catch the beginning of Youngsta's set and fuck me he does not mess around. In my opinion there is NO ONE as good as Youngsta when it comes to playing dubstep, and apart from a couple of over the top choices at the end of his set he was near perfect. Tracks such as Kryptic Minds' collaborations with Alys Blaze and 'Cold Blooded' ft. Youngsta absolutely took the piss on that sound system and his last track was tooo much. I had heard it once before at DMZ 5th Birthday. It was my favourite track of the night then, and the same this time. I know it's by Pinch, but that's as much info as I have unfortunately. A notable by product of Numbers choosing the same night as the Outlook Launch Party and RAM at Matter was a serious lack of people turning up to Fabric (at one stage I went out to the smoking area and there were only 5 people there!). In my eyes this was actually very refreshing as I had space to dance, and there were no rudeboys trying to mug me for catching their eye. I have always preferred the vibe in Leeds for these reasons exactly, and I think this reduction of people actually made a positive impact on sets like Youngsta's.

We ended the night with some more upbeat vibes in Room 1 with Jackmaster & Brackles dropping some oldskool gems such as 1995 classic, The Bomb by The Bucketheads, before heading out into the morning rain, grabbing a possibly overpriced hot dog and then heading home to collapse. Overall it was a very different experience to what I expected from my past Fabric experience and although I could have exchanged a few middle aged men for some more females, it was a massively successful night with all the right ingredients.

Words: Liam 'Wachs Lyrical' Wachs

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Dom Hz - I Know EP

So it's about that time for the next release on the ever growing bristol based Subdepth Records. Mr Prime has released the like sof rising star Numan, Stagga, Monkey and friend of blog Wachs Lyrical. This time round it's Manchester's Dom Hz stepping up again. This is by no means a bad thing as he's keeps on showing us that his production is on point. I've been banging on about his sub heavy 'Mist' due for release on Open Earz but this time he's delievering a dose of girl friendly 2 step and funky!

The title track 'I know' is full of summer vibes its got the female vocals, sparkles, horns, the works it's what I like to call BBQ music! 'Space & Time' is a dancefloor number with rave whistles, jungle drums and a hard bassline to match. 'Funky Boy' is full of swagger and would go off in any rave! Last but by no means least is 'Real' which is smooth as you like and my favourite track off the E.P. Sexy Music! All in all this is a fine release from Dom Hz and a must buy! It's something you can listen to when you're relaxing and going out which is perfect! It drops on April 8th so make sure you get it!

Clap Your F***in Hands

Skream has given us a little sonic easter egg in the form of his tune Clap Your Hands. I'm sure you'll recognise the riddem, it was smashing up clubs towards the latter end of last year and now it's yours. Skream said it was close to making his forthcoming album, but didn't quite fit, suggesting he's taken a deeper, more experimental approach to the LP.


Meet the 19 year old garage (feel free to put future ahead of it if you wish) producer from Brighton who goes by the name of Delta Labs - those of you who are Doom fans should be familiar with the name. Although his name comes from a computer game he says that unlike many producers endorsing the 8 bit computer game sound he only uses games as inspirations for names of his songs. He lists his influnces as older garage music espcially EL-B as well as Burial, Appleblim & Pinch.

Furthermore, ambient dubstep, seeing djs live, psychadelics, past experiences and space. Unlike a number of the new breed of producers who are merely armed with a laptop (excuse the generalisation) he has a muscial background, having played guitar in a metal band. I first heard his song 'Get Close' that was released on the free album 'Vertical Lion' and 'Biological' on the 'Vertical Lion 1.5' album by Twenty Twelve. Both of them being quite dark and mellow yet having played them both out on proper system very dancefloor friendly! Check out his tunes for yourself at his myspace where there are a couple of free E.Ps On top of that he's only 19 so expecting to see more of him in the future.

His Hieroglyphs E.P is dropping on Twenty Twelve April 13th so if you like the exlcusive tune he's given us then make sure you check it out! For those of you in Brighton catch him at Super Dub Pressure where he has a residency and the AKA AKA ROAR night April 12th. Shout outs to Elfivedee for sorting out his live sets, Diasporah, Reworx, Clandestine Crew, Koreless, Fauxhemian, Sub.FM and all the many other people!

Delta Labs - CPU

Some Cosmic Intoxication

Preview sampler of TOKiMONSTA's forthcoming Cosmic Intoxication EP on Ramp. Can't wait for this to finally come out! Been long! Loving the artwork as well.

TOKiMONSTA - 2010 - Cosmic Intoxication EP Preview Mix by TOKiMONSTA

Friday, 2 April 2010

Simbad x FACT

Latest FACT mix is courtesy of French house producer Simbad. Loving the tracklist on this one, featuring Kyle Hall (check his latest release on Hyperdub, bigness), Darwin's Theory, Untold and of course his own productions (including a SICK remix of Burial's Fostercare). Definitely grab the mix and check it out if you're into some tropical housey flavours.

Download the mix HERE