As promised, Hush DJs have pulled through to bring you this fantastic selection of tracks which we're really feeling at the moment. 80% on the deeper side but not so deep you're out of your depth, 110% listenable we hope. New tracks, old tracks - most of them able to buy tracks. Particular mention to Numan and Dark Sky for hooking us up with a couple of new beats. Watch those two particularly closely in the new year. Big things.
Enough of the chat. Snatch this up sharpish and get it on in the background to whatever you're doing. Let us know how it goes down and share the link around if you're feeling it.
01. Love Cry (Joy Orbison Remix) - Four Tet
02. Price Tag (Appleblim & Komonazmuk Remix) - MyMy & Emika
03. Tripped (Synkro Remix) - DFRNT
04. Fading - Indigo
05. Phonebox - Sully
06. Get Up (Jack Sparrow Remix) - Pinch
07. Timeless (SBTRKT Edit) - Goldie
08. Code Four - Numan
09. Berlin Calling - Von D
10. Two Minutes - Dom HZ
11. Too Many Emcees - Phaeleh
12. Soundsystem - Matt-U
13. Kick In The Floor - Slack
14. Capture - Dead Manners
15. Inside - Phaeleh
16. The Craft - The Bassist
17. Heavyweight (Benny Page & Zero G Remix) - DJ Fresh
18. Connected - Synkro
19. Ok Luv (Hyetal Remix) - Starkey
20. Leave - Dark Sky
21. Lounge - Phaeleh
This, this, this, is what you've been waiting for...
Finishing the year in true festive spirit Bukez Finezt has recently made 12 tracks available to download. Some good, some not so good. I've picked out the best from the bunch but if you dig his sound - then you can pick the whole lot up from here.
With a long background in producing, having previously been a Drum n Bass head he knows his way around the software and is set to come out with something special in the near future. He has releases on Barish Records and Tuff Love Dubs (Ultrablack's new label), to name a couple and also - "Code Red" and "Watz Crackin" are forthcoming on an EP with Suspect on Prime Audio.
Drop It Like It's WobWob
Heymischer Bulga (Remix) - Al Jawala
You into that Jakwob esque electro pop shit? This one's for you...
You Still Hurt Me (Remix) - William Fitzsimmons
This is the last post of this kind for a while - with a new year we see a new direction, you'll love it.
fabric presents Elevator Music Vol. 1
Release Date: 18th January 2010
Full Details here.
Have had this on heavy rotation and is on the list for proper write up but until then, just get it on order and...
...if you pre-order 'Elevator Music' on CD before 6pm on January 8th, you will automatically receive free entry to the launch party at FabricLive. Taking place on Friday, January 8th, 'Elevator Music' will take over Room 3 with Untold, Shortstuff, Hot City, xxxy, Mosca and Vista, whilst Rooms 1 & 2 will feature the likes of Todd Edwards, Hudson Mohawke (Live), Rustie (Live), 2562, Headhunter, dBridge, Instra:mental, Joy Orbison and more!
1: Hot City – If That’s How I Feel
2: xxxy – Sing With Us
3: Doc Daneeka – Drums In The Deep
4: Hackman – Pistol. In Your Pocket
5: Julio Bashmore – The Moth
6: Untold – Bad Girls
7: Octa Push – Doctor Bayard
8: Shortstuff – Behave
9: Skinnz – Ukraine
10: Mosca – Gold Bricks, I See You
11: Martyn – Friedrichstrasse
12: Vista – Elixir
13: Caspa & Rusko – One Of The Same
14: Om Unit – Encoded
15: Starkey – Black Monolith
16: Shortstuff & Brackles – Melvin Blue (Digital Bonus Track)
17: Hackman – Pistol In Your Pocket (Hypno Remix) (Limited Digital Bonus track)
Sorry about the slackness recently but things are getting hectic in the run up to Christmas, too many things to do, too little time! All good though cos I got a couple of special treats for you loyal peeps that keep checkin back. Anyone notice a little something different about the site? We've decided to try and get into the festive spirit properly. We want to have a new header for the twelve days of Christmas. Anyone fancy giving it a go?
First off this freshie from our boy Jayou - is nearly a year ago since our first post on him. What a long way he's come since then. Collaborating with one of the biggest names in the industry - mad huh?! Not too much about the tune cos I'm sure it'll make a big impression on all of you. Am digging the big spacey ravey vibes, classic original vocal but this twist is set to turn the heat up a notch in the club.
Murderer (Diplo & Jayou Remix) - Partysquad
Next up a freebie from the Bassnectar labs. He's been touring a lot recently and I think he might have lost his marbles which sparked the bootleg. An instrumental version of the tune is available on his website. From the man himself...
"This is just a simple chunk of bass and beats, probably not dubstep because it is 20 bpm faster, probably not D&B because it doesn't follow the rules, but its thick and deep and it should be yours. If you are a DJ and want a nice instrumental banger for your sets, this jam has some heavy bass and a nice clean beat loop at the beginning running at 85 bpm...perfect to thicken up any hip hop, drum & bass, dub, downtempo or dubstep track, also a nice little acapella synth at the end..."
Where Is My Mind - Bassnectar
Chilled tune from the new signing to Sly Fly Records. Just what I'm into at the moment, nice beat, soothing atmospherics and the odd melodic stab to keep you on your toes.
Bashful - BangaTang
Lastly, that man who put together that fuckin' brilliant mix, Phaeleh, has recently uploaded a few new tunes on his myspace which fit into the same category as his mix. Go check em out.
Spirals (Feat. Anneka) - Phaeleh [RUDEEE]
More treats on the way...
It's that time again - number 4 which means they've been running 8 months. Still going strong and you won't find a more in it for the music crowd in London. Oh and it's free! As usual the podcast has been put together for all the info you need, background on the artists, interviews and mixes to get you hype. This one I'm told is full to the brim with brand new dubs. Get on it!
To fit nicely alongside here's a mini showcase of each of the artists...
1. Ashburner - Cured [For The Win]
2. M.I.A. - XR2 (Ashburner Remix) [dub]
3. Boyson - Untitled [dub]
4. Tempa T - Next Hype (Ashburner Remix) [dub]
5. Dropfellas - Crashed Monkey [Quantum Bit]
6. Boyson & Krooks - Domino [dub]
NumberNin6 broke onto the scene with a bang back just a little over a year ago. For those that don't know about that infamous remix, where have you been?! Since then it's been a bumpy ride trying to get releases actually out in the shops. Both of the following two releases were supposed to be out by now, the latest news is that they've been pushed back yet again. He's not a happy bunny so he's decided to go ahead with the promo for you lot to get excited about anyway.
Firstly, out in the next couple of weeks this huge release on Rob Sparx's Migration Recordings backed by Z-Audio. All the tunes out on the label so far have been top notch, oh and Sour Grapes too? Yeh they're all perfectly engineered, well mastered, on-another-level-tunes set to send the crowd nuts.
Back to the focus. These first three won't be quite what you're expecting but, huge nonetheless. Oozing with care and thought plus the blatant hours spent in the studio - remember he's a full time medical student as well!
A With You
Secondly, if that wasn't enough, there's this release which is out around February 2010. This is on a new label run by Dieselboy, distributed by ST Holdings. He brings his distinct, heavier sound back to the table, get those subs turned up and funny faces at the ready.
A Hunt You Down
With the news of yet another delay he's resorted to giving out one of the tracks he's been holding on to dearly.
"I guess this is my way of saying that I wish my EPs came out earlier, but here's something to keep the energy going while we wait. DJ support from Bassnectar, Nero, Reso, True Tiger camp and others."
Mosh - NumberNin6 [RUDEEE]
Last Night In Brooklyn (NumberNin6 Remix) - Innerpartysystem
The remix has been made available on another site - the catch is you need to sign in and go to the downloads section...
Fresh off Skream's Stella Sessions, we present the fifth in the series, Bristol's finest...
Phaeleh's distinct sound fuses dark and heavy sounds of Dubstep with the melodies and soundscapes of Electronica, all sealed together with the subtle textures of acousmatic music. A diverse range of influences results in an equally diverse musical output which can range from disturbing bass lines and heavy beats to the more soulful, restrained tracks, incorporating a variety of sound sources and vocal styles.
Not content with just creating some of the scenes freshest music, Phaeleh also runs Urban Scrumping Records, an outlet for not only himself but many other talented artists - helping to share the music we love. Aside Scrumping, there's forthcoming releases on Formant Recordings, Disfigured Dubz, OpenEarz Recordings, Cool & Deadly and he's hoping to tie up some other things in the next few weeks.
This mix gets a 10/10 from me as it's been my soundtrack to the last few days. I can't get enough! You're able to listen over and over due to the progressive structure and quality track selection. For those that were whinging that the Riskotheque mix was too short, Phaeleh's pulled out the stops on this one and given us 53 minutes of bliss. Get it on a CD or on the iPod and blast it everywhere you go. Decent speakers needed for full effect.
01. Orrphan101 - Light Year
02. Boot - Space Destroy Energy
03. Alien Entertainment feat. Black Canvas - Soundclash (Dubfiction MNML Dub)
04. XXXY - h4u5
05. Asusu - Taurean
06. Jus Wan - Azure
07. J Kenzo - Tropic Thunda
08. Asusu - Small Hours
09. Indigo - Premonition
10. Migrant - Piranhas (Cardopusher Remix)
11. Matt-U - Void (1810)
12. Boot - Blackmail
13. Breakage feat. David Rodigan - Together
14. DJ Madd - Someone (Breakage's Unspecified Remix)
15. Boot - Satellite
16. RSD - Pretty Bright Light
17. 501 - Rise and Fall
18. Phaeleh feat. I-mitri - Hide
19. Sook - Season of the Mist
20. Phaeleh - Broken
21. RSD - Forward Youth
22. Synkro - Hornz
23. RSD - Kingfisher
24. Clubroot - Firefly
Definitely a name to look out for on flyers and in shops over the coming months. Also, perhaps you noticed it containing a fair share of Boot tracks, go check his mix he did for us a little while back.
I've been looking forward to getting some more info on what's happening with Engine-EarZ since posting that video a while back. The reaction was, quite rightly so, huge! My thoughts on this new video were similar, I just couldn't stop thinking that these guys have got it down. Surely everyone has to love this?
They've been allowed to give away this remix of Basement Jaxx - I was pretty sceptical at first, the original of this track features Kelis and Chipmunk! I thought that they'd ruined themselves with some poppy Dubstep biz to reach to new levels but, that was proven wrong. They combine their original indian strings sound with drifting vocal snapshots and slam Prashant Mistry's trademark rocking Dubstep beat underneath to keep things feelin' big and spacey.
Scars (Engine-Earz Remix) - Basement Jaxx
Kaliyuga is out on the 14th December with Introspector on the flip. Big release!
I have a strong feeling this man going by the name of Roska is about to be huge. I started to get inclinations when nearly every remix package that was dropping in the box contained one of his. Then I got Martyn's Fabric.50 CD through the post and it contained two more of his tracks. I had to check his myspace for more info and it turned out I'm just completely not in the know about this genius! He's already got hundreds of releases on Beatport and heavily involved with one of most up-to-date music nights in London, FWD>>>.
Every production has very prominent drum beats giving each a lively bouncy feel, not to mention the on point production. This is then combined with some catchy synth line or moving bassline so you end up with a very listenable, enjoyable, fresh sound. Fresh to me that is, some of you it might not think so! I get the feeling this music is called Funky but does anyone else get a gay vibe off that name? Let's not call it that. It's all just House music innit. I've come to terms with that.
Here's a couple of freebies so you can fully understand...
Hey Cutie - Roska
Bangkok (Roska Remix) - Boris Dlugosh
Go check out all the releases on Beatport and look forward to his Four Tet remix which I think I prefer to Joy Orbison's - out on vinyl already I think.
Couple of big tunes here, first is this one from Zero G who some will know from the tune he did with Benny Page; Panpipes which was getting lots of plays about a year ago. His new remix of DJ Fresh's "Heavyweight", also with Benny, is huge. BigUp Magazine for this one.
Bass Culture - Zero G [RUDEEE]
Secondly Marlow with the other big give away from The Fat Club. You should also listen to his November mix which is full of all the latest big tunes, you'd be silly not to.
Wot I Say - Marlow
Marlow's November Mix
01. Truth - Timeshift
02. Zero G - Ransom
03. Stereo MCs - Black Gold (Marlow Remix)
04. MRK1 - Trouble Shoot
05. The Others - Credit Crunch
06. Fullness - Butterfish (Marlow Remix)
07. Chimpo - Nasty
08. Natasja - Idlebrand I Byen (200F VIP)
09. 16 Bit - Chainsaw Calligraphy (Jakes Remix)
10. Marlow - Druid
11. MRK1 - I'll Kill You
12. Mickey Slim & Virus - ? (MRK1 Remix)
13. Noah D - That Hardcore Track
14. Marlow - Bandwagon Junglist
15. Koan Sound - Blueberry Pie
16. Crushington - Macabre
17. Marlow - Cattle Prod
18. BYOB - My Best Shoes (Marlow Remix)
19. Datsik - Retreat (Excision Remix)
20. Excision - Force
21. The Black Ghosts - Full Moon (Marlow Remix)
22. Excision - No Escape (Datsik Remix)
23. Koan Sound - Akira
24. Koan Sound - Jump Suit Adventures
25. Reso - Rumble
This Friday's FWD>> + Rinse at Matter is sold out! Tickets for the next one in January will go on sale soon. Also, plans for Boxing Day should be directed towards what's shown above. It's at Ministry and you can get tickets here.
To keep up the generosity Skream has already showed this year, here's another free track.
What Did He Say - Skream
So there’s Zinc with his Crack House, now look, DZ is also on the house tip. I was intrigued as to where that name came from so asked the man himself...
"It's a lil sub-genre name - I know I don't make house, so I just called it 'FlopHaus'. I was in Ottawa - was always messy round 5pm on a Sunday. I get drunk and build house. Feels stupid where it originates from but 'haus' sounds geigh so I love it. Lol"
Not to do with stuff flopping? Dubstep flopping, you flopping to house music etc?!
"None man. Sooooooo many tunes bout to come out, there’ll be lots more on the blogs as well – Teddy’s making that happen for me now, well stoked he’s on board. I'm flopping to 4/4... haha"
So that was that. Nothing deep about it, just fancied a bit of a change on a Sunday. Some say the truth comes out when you're pissed...! Back to the point, here are the tunes. Bouncy drum beats with some nice whirring, grinding bass lines. Check them and stick em in your sets and mixtapes...
Asian Cuddle Puddle – DZ & Redeyz
Game Over - DZ
Drop Top – DZ
Now for those who prefer the Dubstep biz here’s a few new ones from the badman camp. The two remixes are nuts, haven’t got my head round them yet! This though, has Fugees vocals, and it’s a whole different story. Personal preference though innit.
Next – DZ [RUDEEE]
Keep Me Hangin On (DZ Remix) – The Supremes
Need You (DZ Remix) – Dylan & Ink
The Wu-Tang remix album was recently out, I think, and he’s got a couple of tracks on there so go hunt that down, think it’s on Amazon at least.
Brighton based Riskotheque brings us the fourth addition to our mix series where we showcase a slice of talent from each of the many areas of Dubstep. This one fits nicely into the rolling underground bass heavy sounds, tight beats and soaring atmospherics.
Not one for bigging himself up so we'll just have to do it for him...! Those in his vicinity should pop into the record store where he works - I don't know which one it is but go hunt it down, there can't be that many in Brighton. I'm certain he only gives top advice on what's hot or not cos he shown us how to put together a stompin set of dubs but not only that - he knows how to produce them too. Those who aren't familiar with his current releases check here. Otherwise get this on the download sharpish cos it's bangin'.
[preview on Soundcloud]
01. BadBwoy - Riskotheque [forthcoming XSDUBS]
02. Elephant Man - Riskotheque & Matt U [forthcoming Sequence]
03. Like A Bird - Von D & Riskotheque [forthcoming Disfigured Dubz]
04. Mollusc (Riskotheque Remix) - Ribs & IG88 [forthcoming Artz of War]
05. Fur Ballz - Fused Forces [dub]
06. Guillotine - Matt U & Riskotheque [forthcoming Boka]
07. Misfit - Twist & Marchmellow [forthcoming Artz of War]
08. Jonestown - The Bassist & Triage [dub]
09. Galvanize - DatsiK [forthcoming SMOG]
10. Monster - Riskotheque [forthcoming 3.5]
11. Hypothermic - Excision & The Subdivision [Paradise Lost]
12. Heaven & Hell - Riskotheque [Audio Phreaks]
13. Wizard Sleeve - Funtcase & Southbound Hangers [forthcoming Prime Audio]
14. Not Afraid - DJ Madd [dub]
We're very appreciative of his time, let him/us know your thoughts.
Hailing from the greater Philadelphia region of southeastern Pennsylvania, Autopilot is a new name in the Dubstep scene. A self-professed fan of "melodic IDM", he aims to bring lush melodies & unique beatwork to a genre largely populated by atonal chainsaw basslines and sparse 808 drum patterns.
Hide & Seek (Autopilot Remix) - Imogen Heap [RUDEEE]
Producing music in general for almost 9 years, he's now found a home in the Dubstep community and is producing tunes frequently for his self-run "Deepstep" digital label. He works with longtime friend and musical partner Kochlear, a guitarist currently based out of Manhattan. The two have been working together on songs for as long as they've been composing their own tunes.
Remember - Autopilot
Bass Terrorist (Autopilot Remix) - Blight, FBOM, VVV
This "She Says" EP has come about from a competition posted in Dubstepforum in which people would remix the title track for prizes like a half-eaten cracker, and a picture of their likeness drawn in MS paint. The result is below and you all now know what to offer producers if you want your tune remixed. The Clueless remix has been getting support from the don of Dubstep - BunZer0.
Autopilot currently has a show on Sub FM on Sunday nights entitled Dubsomnia. The name was affectionately chosen by the regular listeners of the show. It features lots of deeper Dubstep, ambient music, IDM, and whatever tunes reside on his hard drive at the time.
Big hook and the nation's loved it but, even though Breakage has done a good job on the remix I don't know if I like it. Hmmm...
Riverside (Breakage Remix) - Sidney Samson
Along the lines of Pinch's "Get Up" (which is released on the 30th November complimented with some top remixes) and Scuba's "When I Grow Up" remix, sick production from Pariah on this one.
Under The Sheets (Pariah Remix) - Ellie Goulding
Sick video, sick remix package, sick original and… Never Say Die are giving away the RackNRuin remix for free. Yes… for free! Big fan of this guy’s productions, thrown in an old one which meant to post ages ago as well. Those who know The Equalizers, this is one half of that duo banging out gritty, dirty, ravey breaksie electro stuff. His tune Skitzo VIP featured on the Orange Rockcorps advert a while ago.
Ruffneck 09 (RackNRuin Remix) – Crtl Z & The Freestylers
London Town (RackNRuin Remix) - Man Like Me
Check his releases on Beatport here.
Pirate Soundsystem have been up there with my favourite producers for a good couple of years now and I’m always excited to hear new stuff from them. The new stuff this time is an EP coming out in a couple of weeks on Coin Operated Records who have had the likes of Kanji Kinetic, L-Vis 1990, Squire of Gothos to name just a few. The EP is titled “Trip II London” which has four tracks, each to a different style but all based around ravey samples and big basslines. Ideal. It’s only a vinyl release at the moment but hopefully that’ll change.
The first track is an updated version of their Si Begg remix which we featured in this post - there’s an interview there too for those who don’t know. It’s been mastered and the bassline fattened up to make it an even bigger banger than before. They’ve treated you readers well, again, by making you the first on the internet to have this track, it’s got samples from a few tunes but mainly Tiga’s Mind Dimension. Enjoy.
01. Trip II London
02. Get Your Heads Out
03. Think I’m Ready
04. My Dimension
Make sure all you twitterers go follow them at http://twitter.com/piratesoundsys for updates and stuff.
PropaTingz is a propa fellow who dabbles in perfecting the art of glitched bass music. Since being converted from his old Breakbeat ways he has taken an interesting angle on Dubstep. San Fran’s scene of Glitchhop and suchlike has obviously been a big influence but he has UK Bass sown into his seams.
Rippin’ Needles – PropaTingz
Anthony Traynor was originally brought up in the badlands of Wolverhampton where he was often seduced by the rush of violence and crime. He managed to find a focus within Graffiti and Hip Hop and from that point began a love affair with the underground. Here he found not only a context in which he could be free of the repression that enveloped him but in this he also found a tool with which to change and challenge that very realty; music and art as powerful weapons in a revolutionary struggle for freedom of self.
"It’s not just about partying or having a good time, it’s about being free - a kind of voodoo, a thing we do to reclaim ourselves. It says a lot about the society we live in. Mobile phones, cappuccinos and a 9 – 5 job makes it look like we’re happy but, there’s something missing, and that’s what the underground is about..."
With a couple of big releases lined up and the plans of his first studio album in the pipeline 2009 and 2010 are set to be his two biggest years so far. Not to mention a vocal version of his and FreQ Nasty’s Peacemaker with Spyda (Pendulum - Tarantula vocalist).
Poor Man Style/Wickedest [forthcoming Black Acre]
Chainsaw Calligraphy Remix [forthcoming Boka]
Canada/Europe/UK Tour [see myspace for more info]
Kick Drum (PropaTingz’ Nasty Gurl Remix) – Felix Da Housecat
Big fat kick drum makes the girlies wanna get some… mind the drop.
There’s been lots of mixes and promotional stuff recently which is leading a different direction from what I first off started this blog for. I never used to listen to mixes and from the download numbers many of you don’t either but... they are the way forward in this world where our music moves so fast. Many mixes have new exciting material which isn’t available to purchase or download while also portraying a particular area of music the artist is interested in – perhaps you haven't listened/discovered that area yet. There’s also the element of the way the tracks are put together into a story of sounds. However, I started this blog to share the music which I’m particularly enjoying at the moment so, I'll start with the lighter ones...
This one has been all over the internet/radio etc and there's a reason for that cos it's a number of things but; well produced, beautifully addictive and soothing are the first that come to mind. Play it before bed or turn it up full volume and it'll soon be on repeat. The xx on the buttons - you all know about Florence. If you haven't already picked it up, do it.
You've Got The Love (The xx Remix) - Florence & The Machine
While still on the lady stuff, this track was released a couple of weeks ago but just before that Martyn let out this slightly lower quality version for free. I've been meaning to post it since because it's had a lot of plays round these parts. If anyone can confirm that one of the lyrics is about dishwasher tablets then let me know cos I think it's a bit odd?!
Seven (Martyn's Seventh Remix) - Fever Ray [BUY 320]
Another tune which has been gathering dust. Some may recognise this from the Hush Pipe Mix and I meant to post it after that but don't think that happened. Got another tune of his in this post. Impressively mixed down on headphones.
They Live! (Alkaseltza Remix) - Evil Nine [RUDEEE]
Big wobbly one this from Bristolian TIME, good wobbly though. He's moved his production style on since - check Voodoo on the myspace. This instrumentally, rhythmic number will get those bassbins rumbling mid-set.
Black Magic - TIME
Voodoo - TIME
This dropped in our box this morning, another from Statix. Another big tune from Statix I should say. Appropriately named and shows even more promise for big things to come. Also check out "Running Away" by Wedge & Shadz (and the Guido remix) which was released yesterday. Shadz is part of the Statix crew.
Drill - Statix [HEAVY!]
To finish off here is a very nicely produced chilled beat from DiverseConcepts who you'll definitely be hearing about again when I get my act together. In the meantime lul yourself to sleep with this one or roll yourself a wizards sleeve.
Come - DiverseConcepts
That's propatingz blaaad.
Statix have been producing music individually for a number of years between them but only been together as a team for just over a year. Coming from varied musical backgrounds - Metal, Reggae and early Drum & Bass, their sound is dark and diverse while keeping it interesting, rhythmic and not noisy. For me this is important as there are so many new producers coming into the scene trying to make a name for themselves by making horrible filthy noise rather than music. That’s enough on that topic.
These boys have risen through the local scene and now have forthcoming releases on Rottun Recordings (The Purgatory EP) and their own Screwloose Recordings (The massive 'Mind Over Matter') and a collaboration with Central Spillz on Bad Influences Recordings. They’ve sent over a couple of tracks for your listening pleasure.
They have had strong support from Komonazmuk, Wedge and in particular Mary Anne Hobbs who has used Mind Over Matter for the Sonar 2009 film, played their tracks extensively in DJ sets, on air and also invited them to do a minimix. Their live show is just as important as their production, 3 DJs giving it some with the two MCs vibing off each other to create a lively atmosphere. This promo mix is built on big basslines with all their influences seeping through. Big thumbs up for this one, unfortunately only low quality but you can still get the feel for it. Tracklist on it’s way.
DOWNLOAD: Promo Mix [RUDEEE]
13th Nov 09: Patchwork @ Trinity, Bristol, UK
27th Nov 09: The Attic, Bristol, UK.
11th Dec 09: Warp and Woof @ The Jailhouse, Hereford, UK.
For bookings please contact Andrew at email@example.com
18 year old Numan from Manchester is a very talented up and coming producer with a bright future if he keeps up the high standard he's set himself. I’ve got a couple of tunes which he’s been handing out for free but most importantly you should all keep your eyes peeled for his 7th Key release on Wicky Lindows which is backed with a huge 501 remix.
Hold On – Numan
Hold The Line (Numan’s Zapper Remix) - Major Lazer
7th Key (501 Remix) [Wicky Lindows] by Numan
Sorry for the slackness, this track was released on Monday (26/10) on Eight Fx so get over to your favourite digital retailer now and cop it, I know it's definitely on Juno.
Rebel Sonix is also excited to be working on a live av dubstep collaboration with the video maker which we will be launching soon.
I’ve been keeping my eye on The Living Graham Bond ever since he won AC Slater’s Hello remix competition back towards the start of the year. His unique, fresh, bassliney jackin’ house style has caught my attention and I’m getting quite addicted his tunes.
Firstly, I’ve had his B Rich remix on repeat on the myspace player for the last couple of months – it slipped under my radar that Palmsout had announced the winners of the competition. This came a very graceful second and I’m very happy to be able to share it with you lot. That hook in there, well… it just makes me want to dance. Get it on repeat (and loud) and you’ll see what I mean. I need an extended version!
Make Me Dance (TLGB Remix) – B.Rich [RUDEEE]
After a busy few months not just with his production but some big bookings too, he is properly set to break into the big game with his debut EP on Venga Digital. “Incredibly Soft” is the title track and my favourite on the release. Clever vocals, chopped to perfection with innovative drum patterns, progression and breaks. The bouncy basslines make a perfect accompaniment to give a fresh blend of Fake Blood crossed with Mowgli - each tune has a well thought-out structure and rhythmic feel.
"Great songs. Excellent productions and nice and quirky. Love all the little vocal samples. Gets my support." - Lee Mortimer
"Nom De Strip remix is a rockin mix" - Malente
"Nom De Strip Remix = SICK DROP SICK DROP SICK DROP" - Mightyfools
"Great EP, all tracks are wicked. Production spot on, nice remix from Chris aswell :)" - Calvertron
"Nice solid EP. Good work." - AC Slater
For more previews of the release check here but if you want something in length then don’t miss out on this mix. You can catch TLGB DJing at Corsica Studios this Thursday (29th October) or at The Egg for the launch party on the 6th November.
DOWNLOAD: Incredibly Soft Mixtape
01. Tonka - Jack Track (TLGB’s Little Fiddle)
02. TLGB - Incredibly Soft
03. Savage Skulls - Flabanco
04. Renaissance Man – Canto Della Kalimba (Bootcut Edit)
05. TLGB - Drinkies
06. Drums Of Death - Got Yr Thing (Jesse Rose & Oliver $ Dub)
07. Brodinski & Mumdance - Eurostarr (Zombie Disco Squad Remix)
08. TLGB - Ransom
09. Tim Green - Revox (Justin Martin Remix)
Definitely a talent with oozing potential – watch out for his name plastered everywhere not too soon in the future. The rest of his free tracks are in this post.
(My laptop is not in working order so I’m sorry for the scarce posts)
Lots of mixes recently but this one's from ourselves, third in the series - anyone wondering where Hush Pipe vol 2 is... it's coming. Gonna be on a slightly different vibe from the last one and this series.
We've tried to make this an exciting story of sounds by splicing together a unique tracklist which hopefully doesn't have too many tracks you've heard before. Maybe you have and we've just lost the plot. The first ten minutes is packed full to keep your ears pricked, followed by a half hour of oscillating heaviness. We hope you enjoy it...
01. City Of Dub - Tafuri
02. What The Fuk - Engima
03. Tha Crisis Gurge Supply - Stagga
04. Puff - UltraBlack
05. Gizmo - DatsiK
06. Reel Simple - MarchMellow
07. Summertime - Twisted
08. On A Low Low - Sduk
09. Heavylidded - Mutt
10. Firewall (Feat. Wilks) - RSD
11. New Socks Two Socks (Stenchman Remix) - Doomtrooper
12. How Rude - Flux Pavillion
13. Mollusc (Riskotheque Remix) - Ribs & IG88
14. Panic - 16Bit
15. Gangsters (Tes La Rok Remix) - Rico Tubbs
16. Freedom (Dubwise Mix) - Moody Boyz
17. Lock Up - Vent
18. Tetsu - Ekaj
19. Crazy Herbert - Giant
20. Cell - Rob Sparx
We've just had a pretty special mix for you lot but we have something also pretty special - 501's decided to give away one of his productions for free. This doesn't often happen and I'm pretty sure this hasn't been available to download, legitimately, anywhere else on the internet. Cop it now!
Nuttah - 501 [RUDEEE]
Now... hush the fuck up and get hype! You like popsicles?
Today we present you with the third in the series, mixed seemlessly by none other than one of the sickest producers in the game. Please turn your attention to Mr 501. (If you don't know, go do your research)
His productions over the last year have been top notch with some huge releases in the bag already. He isn't stopping there though, the list of what's forthcoming in the next couple of months is ridiculous. Take a look...
501 / Cotti & Doctor - Insanity / Rise the Temperature [More Than Alot 001]
501 - My Favorite Sin / Daytripper [Dubting]
501 - St. Ives / TBA [Rwina Records]
Numan - 7th Key (501 Remix) [Wicky Lindows 007]
Top Billin' - Playboy Anthem (501 Remix) [Top Billin']
501 - The Eyes Never Lie / Downplay [Off Road]
501 - Hoodlum's Riddem [Heavy Artillery]
501 - Incognito / Beginning of the end / Solitaire [Audio Phreaks]
Rossi B & Luca - Dont Cry Soundbwoy 501 rmx [Heavy Artillery]
This mix incorporates some of the best bits of Dubstep to date, mixed with some unknown forthcoming bits to leave us with a tuneful, melodic, rumbling 50 minutes of uninterrupted music. Bounce along, drive along or dream along - they all work, and work well at that.
01. Re-Up - Joker
02. Get Up (Feat. Yolanda) - Pinch
03. One Of Us - Kryptic Minds
04. Tempered - Rustie
05. Solid State - Emalkay
06. Step Into A Dream - Seven
07. Go Go Gadget - Rusko
08. Digidesign - Joker
09. Revenue - Ramadanman
10. Short Circuit - 501
11. Crazy Talk - Seven
12. Chosen Few - Kryptic Minds
13. Guillotine - Matt-U & Riskotheque
14. Mofo - Antiserum
15. Hidden Worlds - 501
16. Badness - 6Blocc/K1
17. Transaction - Subscape
18. Incognito - 501
19. Technophobe - N-Type & The Others
Big thank you to 501 for his time, go show him some love on myspace.
"Jekal" is the latest in a long line of gigantic sounding dubstep stompers produced by HD4000. Well known for their Dubstep FM show "Hits from the Hard Drive," HD4000 have been steadily plotting a course for glory with their undeniably prolific array of orginal tracks. Jekal is no exception to the rulebook, it carries their signature big banging kit work and gritty, in-your-face bassline. For all HD4000 fans, "Jekal" is a welcome addition to their lengthy discography, and will bring anyone not yet familiar with their sound right to the forefront of what they bring to the dance floor. This release is backed with some serious remixes which you can preview and purchase from Mal Label Music.
01. Original Mix
02. Zombie-J Remix [HEAVY!]
03. Skulltrane Remix
04. Widdler Remix [RUDEEE]
Go spend your pennies on this very worthy cause, I dare you.
All the best things are free and this EP fits that category quite nicely. 5 different styles portrayed across this release from the Nomadic Art Organisation, try each of them.
Zillion is a first-rate experimental producer and self professed junkie from Norwich - he has been receiving widespread attention for his soulful, bombed out D&B sound.
No Violence - Zillion
Mantra hails from Sheffield and is one of the minds behind the netlabel Planet Terror Records. He brings crisp beats, mesmerising synths, haunting samples all bottomed with a healthy dose of deep bass.
Hubris - Mantra
Headnod Syndrome, out of the southwest of England is a talented newcomer to the scene - big things in the pipeline which I reckon you'll all agree after listening to this track. Powerful beats, choice atmospherics merged down with a sick bassline.
Tight Situation - Headnod Syndrome [RUDEEE]
Fourth track comes from the Canadian duo Orbatak. This name should be familiar name for a few - Machete has been getting dropped in mixes all over the place. Big contribution to the EP with this tune which is set to wreck your soundsystem. Watch those subs...
Shot Calla - Orbatak
Lastly but not least, Crosus brings an experimental touch to finish off straight outa Glasgow. Many projects on the go so you'll be seeing this name around soon. He brings to the table a track layered with spooky samples pushed along by his own brand of low sub-bass, simple but effective.
Bluboi - Crosus
For more information on the NAO movement check here.
Engima has been with us since the start and there's a reason why - he's got some big tunes under his belt already with many more to come. The last time his name cropped up was here. He's landed us with four of his latest productions and is letting you have them all for free if you wish.
Here we have a big ol bassline to get those speakers rumbling. He's taken those well known Fatboy Slim vocals and stuck em down in the dungeon, Benga has had an attempt but personally I think I prefer this edit. "Yea I'll play that" - Rob Sparx. They know what is what but they don't know what is what, they jus strut...
What The Fuck? [RUDEEE]
Hop over to his myspace to preview these next three - a variety is available for those different tastes...
I Hate You
Let Me Be Your Fantasy
It's been another 2 months, so it's that time again. The 'Organix' Team (their new official name) present the latest installement of their bi-monthly night which is set to be even bigger and better than the last two - they were merely warming up! Adam and the team have been beavering away again sorting out the hype so be nice and get your ears round these.
As always there's this minimix to showcase the performing artists...
1. Ghetto Yute (Ed West Remix) - Toxin [On The Dub]
2. Hell Gate - O-Dessa [dub]
3. Bahryat - Hylu [dub]
4. Musical Warfare - We Are Dubists [dub]
5. Million Dollarz - O-Dessa [Lo-Dubs]
6. Pop Ey - We Are Dubists [dub]
Any questions? email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sduk has been causing a fuss with the Emalkay remix which we posted a couple of weeks ago - now we have something for you all to get even more excited about. Heavily influenced by Joker, Gemmy, Guido & Ginz his original productions need some attention, I have yet to hear them on a big system but I can only imagine the huge tropical hypnotic synth lines will go down a treat. No hesitation on whether to download this or not, get familiar, this 17 minute-long dubplates mix shows a lot of potential...
01. Fresh Melon
02. Be Lucky
03. Qway Back When VIP
04. Dapper Derek
05. Turn It Off
06. Nappy Nora
08. On A Low Low
Other sites please repost - just keep the download link the same!
Forgot about these little things we used to do. Who remembers these?! More electro bouncy stuff. Just imagine these pumpin out a Funktion 1, naa mean. All six need a listen.
1. I'm Walking (Lee Mortimer Remix) - Shab Ruffcut & Tee Ski
2. Standing Tears Apart (A1 Bassline Remix) - Remi Nicole
3. I Don't Hate Fags, God Does (His Majesty André Remix) - All Leather
4. Boys & Girls (Laidback Luke Remix) - Martin Solveig
5. Black & Blue (Andy George & Jaymo Remix) - Miike Snow
Black & Blue (Savage Skulls Remix) - Miike Snow
For the second in the series we bring you rising underground star Boot straight out of Sydney. A perfect mix with a little something for everyone, keeping the finger on the bass button at all times. One of our favourite mixes of the last couple of months and we can't wait to let your ears benefit.
Producer/DJ/Anarchist, Tim Butler has quickly risen to the forefront of Australian Dubstep production. Playing, writing and studying music since he was 6, Boot became hooked on electronic music after hearing artists such as Aphex Twin, Nine Inch Nails, Kraftwerk, Teebee, Photek and early Bad Company. His sound is a convergence of dark dancefloor Dubstep, techstep Drum and Bass, funky Techno, Tech House, punk attitude and he brings this love of dark and brooding futuristic hyperfunk to his tunes, leaving us with only one way to describe his music - seriously teched out dance floor Dubstep with a deeper edge.
Boot also writes and performs as one half of The Abyss with fellow Sydney artist Sook, recently finishing a remix of Dubtek's 'Fanatic'. Several other remixes and original collaborations are on the boil as we speak. With DJ support from artists such as Droid Sector, Triage, Dubtek, Phaded, Twisted and Ultrablack just to name a few, and releases lined up on Terminal Dusk & Betamorph, Boot is definitely one to watch out for over the coming year!
01. VCO - Komonazmuk [Terminal Dusk]
02. Broken Hopes - Droid Sector [Bassism]
03. Blackmail - Boot [dub]
04. Witchcraft - Matta & Dubtek [Terminal Dusk]
05. Replicators - B1t Crunch3r & Phonetic System [Gamma Audio]
06. Embryonics - 3rdeye & Safire [dub]
07. What Becomes Of... - Sook [dub]
08. White Phosphorus - Boot [dub]
09. Geisha - J. Nitrous [dub]
10. Effervescense - Dubtek [dub]
11. Rub A Dub (Droid Sector Remix) - The Bassist & Roommate [dub]
12. Headcharge (Eskmo Remix) - Backdraft [Downbeat]
13. Might Like You Better - Vaski [dub]
14. Dubstep Killa - Roommate [Terminal Dusk]
15. Hallucinations (The Bassist Remix) - NTRLD [Brap Dem]
16. Sketchy Maxx (Ruckus & Roke Remix) - Mark Instinct [Betamorph]
17. Fanatic (The Abyss Remix) - Dubtek [dub]
18. Onlooker - Triage [Dubstep Recordings]
19. aaawradaddaddad - Thrasher [dub]
Been busy innit. Sorry!
Haven't posted any of this kinda music for a while - it's good to have a break and slow the bpm sometimes. Been waiting for this to drop - definitely my favourite Jack Beats tune of late.
Drumming Song (Jack Beats Remix) - Florence & The Machine
Have posted a couple of tracks by these guys before - GreenMoney are innovative and exciting producers who deserve to be getting more hype than they are.
Baltic Pine (GreenMoney's Baltic Porn Bootleg) - Boy 8-Bit
Tie Me Down (GreenMoney Dub) - Sibley
We featured Raffertie back here but he's been all over the place this year and next year I'm sure will see plenty more gigs and plenty more good productions. His sound is definitely maturing, when I first heard one of his tunes (I think it was a Rihanna remix about 2 years ago) it was the weirdest thing I'd heard and I hated it! Big sound on this one...
Dancing On Our Tongues (Raffertie Remix) - Wild Beasts
I don't rate Drums of Death but with a little bit of Starkey's reworking this track is listenable now. I'm sure this will appeal to a few of you out there.
Got Yr Thing (Starkey Remix) - Drums of Death
This dropped in our inbox a while ago so I reckon it might be old news for a few of you but those who haven't stumbled across it, Udachi & Jubilee's Paypur EP has some big tracks on it (Smoke Rings) so get over here and spend those pennies.
Paypur - Udachi & Jubilee
Bitchy Skills (Udachi Remix) - Costello
Lastly, big tune from AC Slater - can he do no wrong?!
100mph (AC Slater Remix) - Juiceboxxx [RUDEEE]
All those waiting for posts who I've said I'd post - just send a reminder email. All those people who haven't had a reply - keep producing and get in touch in a few months.
Anyone still after a t-shirt but the size is sold out? Email us - if there's enough response we'll get some more done. There's been quite a bit interest in the jumpers? You seen them about?!
Those who were out in Croatia will recognise the picture and hopefully reminisce good vibes. I wanna be back there now. Anyway...
Huge remix of a classic, was bit skeptical about this to start with but the second build up and drop made me realise that this booty is set to destroy anywhere it's played! Torqux and Twist on the buttons. No small speakers allowed...
Dooms Night - Torqux & Twist [RUDER THAN RUDEEE]
Tek-One once again brings the heat with another filthy monster.
Hate You - Tek-One [HEAVY]
Badman DZ puts some serious extra energy into the already bouncy original. You all looking forward to that Crookers & friends album? Is gonna be all the talk soon I reckon...
Businessman (DZ Remix) - Crookers
These two need no introduction, two big remixes, both showing their abilities to produce top music for the public's ears. Miike Snow are definitely up there in my favourite electronic producers, those who don't know, check them.
Cruel Intentions (Joker Remix) - Simian Mobile Disco
Black and Blue (Caspa Remix) - Miike Snow
Lastly, this from Olsten jus dropped in the inbox. Not normally a fan of mashups but this one works well, get rowdy in the place now.
Drumstick Hype (Olsten Mash) - Tempa T vs Giant
This album is the first in a series of releases that Echodub are putting together to highlight some of the artists that we love.
They have selected a number of artists and asked them all to contribute to, what they feel is, a showcase of some of the most beautiful music coming from the deeper end of the Dubstep, Electronic and IDM genres. They're definitely not far off from achieving that... I have to give this album a 9/10.
Echodub Loves Vol. I
01. Precious Time - Skyence
02. Get Busy - Martello Rotativo
03. Untitled - Apathesis
04. Once More (Echodub Edit) - Autopilot
05. Undulate - 3rdeye
06. Hope - Kerogen
07. Warm and Easy - Psychonaught
08. Believe - Bojcot Selectah & Dawn
09. Each Day - FBOM
10. Avec La Tech - Mako
11. The Glass Lake - Moonchild
12. Kamino - Roof Light
The first installement of our brand new series sees 23 year old Mark Instinct from Canada step to the task of mashing together his favourite beats along with giving us a sneak preview to the forthcoming filth from his lab.
Mark has been DJing for the past 7 years, and producing since an even earlier age. He started out making house under a different alias, had a couple of tunes signed to Total Recordings in Italy and Fluent Recordings in Canada but moved into Dubstep about a year ago and fell in love.
The release "Sketchy Maxx" was in Digital Tunes and Trackitdown top 10 for 3 weeks running. It has since been remixed by the likes of Trillbass, Emu, Pawn, Richie August, RSK, Kellydean + some! Having been signed to Aufect, Rottun and Betamorph Recordings for a load of forthcoming material, as well as an EP on Shift and an album on Trillbass, I'm sure you'll be seeing this name all over the place soon. Enough of the chat, time to get your bassbins pumpin.
01. Sketchy Maxx - Mark Instinct [Betamorph Recordings]
02. Sketchy Maxx (Ruckus & Roke Remix) [Betamorph Recordings]
03. Fat Man Stomp - Mk2 [dub]
04. Fuck What Cha Heard - Bukez Finest [dub]
05. Badman Sound - Mark Instinct [forthcoming Aufect]
06. Bitch Slap - Symbl & Mark Instinct [forthcoming Trillbass]
07. Never Scared - Dub Crookz [dub]
08. Things Go Wrong - Unitz [dub]
09. Sun Come Up (Joker & Ginz Remix) - Example
10. Up In Smoke - Sukh Knight [True Tiger]
11. Broken String - Tek-One [dub]
12. Love Me Nots - Mark Instinct [Aufect Digital]
13. Hit That Gash (Itchy Naan Remix) - Foreign Beggars
14. Ready 2 Rage (Bassnectar Remix) - Product 01 [Dead Famous]
15. Swagga - Excision & Datsik [forthcoming Ex7]
16. Destroyed - Mark Instinct [forthcoming Rottun]
17. Machete - Orbatak [dub]
18. Heatwav - Mark Instinct [Aufect Digital]
By now the name JAYOU should well embedded in your minds and if it isn't then watch out cos the future holds some exciting stuff. A collaboration with one of the biggest names in the industry, forthcoming dates supporting the likes of 16bit, Major Lazer and Stenchman, whilst also being managed by two of the best managers in England. He's a lucky boy but... he's not the only lucky one - you readers are the first in the whole world to hear his new beats. Check them...
Zub - JAYOU
I Can't Wait (JAYOU Remix) - Kenneth Bager
Big ol tune, everyone knows the original by now. Here's a sick rework by Sduk, am digging the synths in the second half lots. Make sure you follow up on the myspace for some more mad tropical beats.
When I Look At You (Sduk Remix) - Emalkay [RUDEEE]
BONUS: Black Mirror (Widdler Dubmix) - Arcade Fire
After a hectic week in Croatia with many more ups than downs I'm back and have finally sorted through the emails to bring you, what I hope is, the best selection which you haven't already picked up elsewhere. I urge you to download all these - I know it might take a bit of time but... you haven't downloaded anything from here in at least 10 days.
Start off with some heaviness, straight away probably contradicting what I've just written above cos I know this has been doing the rounds but we wanna support this producer where possibly cos we think he's doing good things and has lots of potential. Get some of this relevant bouncy wobbliness in your ears and go show him some love on his myspace.
Troll - George Lenton
Rising star Richie August with a cheeky bootleg. Kinda gangsta grimey vibes round this one and I know I've heard the melody in another tune before but can't put my finger on which one. Check it...
3 Kingz - Richie August
Innovative production is liked around these parts and this one definitely shows some of that. Guns & Bombs are dead, Deathface is the new project from one half of the split and many should know they know how to make a party tune - the drop might take you a little by surprise.
Cumbria (Deathface Remix) - Mexican Institute Of Sound
More popular tunes from High Rankin and Vaski but I dig lots...
Don't Stop Looking (High Rankin Remix) - Alex Roots [RUDEEE]
Might Like You Better - Vaski
Big remix from Autopilot here, lovely intro followed by deep soaring sounds, right up my street! Research all the artists involved with this one, big things to come.
Bass Terrorist (Autopilot Remix) - Blight, FBOM, VVV
Got a few more non-dubstep tunes for you lot but as you can see I'm running out of what to write so I'll leave them for another day. We also have some exciting things lined up ready to blow so start getting excited now!
After many days trying to get an nice picture of our new t-shirts modelled, I finally found the perfect pair. The tees have been on sale to the fans for the past few days and there's very limited numbers left.
Here's happy summery track to get all those in the mood for blazing sunshine in Croatia. Hype hype hype.
Misty Dub - CaoS
More tunes from the one who goes under the name Dub Fiend. Nice chilled remix of that tune which eveyone knows, difficult tune to remix well but this definitely gives it another life. I like what he's done here, hope you do too...
2NAQ (Dub Fiend's Chilled Remix) - Rusko [RUDEEE]
This tune's been around a while although I'm not sure whether I ever posted it. Big steady bassline which will make you get your jiggle on.
Syncopath - Dub Fiend
Another week gone! Only a few days till Outlook - if anyone wants a ticket, we have one, possibly for free... anyone wanna come? Big line up...