Monthly Archives: November 2009

dam funk!

this guy is one cool dude. saw him at the warehouse project a month ago and stumbled across this superb remix of one of my favorite bands recently and boy, he’s just cool. check the interview and the song. both are funkabulous!

animal collective_summertime clothes (dam funk remix)

dam funk interview

i feel good good good

this could well be one of the anthems of the year, listen up….”zed bias’ ‘neighbourhood’ is an all time garage classic, originally released aound the turn of the century and remixed back then by top producers like steve gurley and el-b. fast forward to ’09 and the turn of another decade and he’s handed that killer acapella over to chimpo.”buy here

zed bias_neighbourhood

zed bias_neighbourhood (chimpo remix)

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live ALIVE

recently i’ve been growing a little bored of this whole pitch up>put the discs in/on>leave club attitude most of the artists i go see have. granted that’s what these genres generally consist of live however, i do love it when there’s a variable to the performance or just some variation to the entertainment. thats where these two artists come in….first, gentleman’s dub club, a nine piece band formed in leeds, they deliver high energy live shows with a style based in ska, dub and roots reggae. their stunning EP ‘members only’ is out now, buy here. the second is jazzsteppa, put simply this is live dubstep. boom! “Originally formed by ShmueL! (Gal Moore) & BarBie (Gal Bar-Adon) in 2006, Jazzsteppa is the first live dubstep band. The four original band members managed to create a unique sound using their experience as live jazz musicians combined with their ongoing involvement with bass-heavy dance-floor music.” these guys killed it in manchester on friday at drumclinic with dj and live trombone, or so i’ve heard, i was watching and meeting fatboy slim! wooo! anyway i emplore you to go see these guys if ever they come your way.


gentleman’s dub club – gentleman’s sleng ft. bongo chilli

jazzsteppa – big swing sound

jazzsteppa – taylor rain

GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB MYSPACE

JAZZSTEPPA MYSPACE


HUD MO to the rescMO

one of the most talented and interesting producers right now, the mighty hudson mohawke, gives us a huge essential mix. a big tracklisting from a rising star, if you haven’t yet purchased his album ‘butter’ then you are a fool!! buy buy buy!

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tracklist:

Loops Haunt — Dusk Mechanics
Machine Drum — Sakatak
Red — I Should Tell Ya Momma On You [Damfunk Remix]
Hudson Mohawke — Bopgunn V1 Instrumental
Dorian Concept & Lil Flip — I’m A Balla [Patchwork Pirates Edit]
Hudson Mohawke — Fuse
Tiago — Babelfish
Rustie — Nekoo
Starkey — Ok Luv
Hudson Mohawke — Ice Viper
Hudson Mohawke — Overnight Celebrity
Hudson Mohawke — Star of A Story
Hudson Mohawke — Are You Feeling Hot
Hudson Mohawke — Take My Hand
Hudson Mohawke — Still On It
Hudson Mohawke — Pipes
Hudson Mohawke — Chorduroy
Hudson Mohawke — Photo 2
Hudson Mohawke — Waldo’s Gift
Harmonic 313 — Scar (feat. Wiley)
Princess — Say I’m Your Number One
Markis Sage — Creature Of Lagoon
Redinho — Mo Brap
Krystal Klear — Boogie Wan
Midnight Star & Usher — Touch That Midas Girl
Becoming Real — Get Hype
Free School — Grey Goose (feat. Kelis)
Ludacris Ludacris — How Low Can You Go
Redhino — Banger
Hudson Mohawke — Stay Fresh
Lazersword — Trapperkeeper
Lil Wayne Lil Wayne — I Feel Like Dying [Flying Lotus Mix]
KGB Man — Africa
Ply Girls — I Could Give You Reasons
James Pants — Lickin’ Stick
Hudson Mohawke — Twistclip Loop
Carl Cox Carl Cox — Let’s Do It
Apple — De Siegalizer
DJ Seduction — Imp002
Becoming Real — New Kids
Manix — Head In The Clouds
Jjak Hogan — Frequency
Machindrum — Carry The Weight
Fatima Yamaha — What’s A Girl To Do
Nacho Patrol — Futuristic Abeba [Hudson Mohawke Remix]
Slum Village — Dirty (feat. ODB)
The Pharcyde The Pharcyde — Passin Me By [FlyAsPie Remix]
Cloud One & Madlib — Unknown Interlude Track
SciFi Stu — The Will (feat. Vast Aire)
Terror Danjah — Bipolar
Joy Orbison — J.Doe
Lone — Sharpest View Of The Sun
Mwëslee — Eurocarne Snips Track 4
Hudson Mohawke — Monde
Mike Slott — Snow Birds
Dimlite — Cotdam (feat. Pharrell)
American Men — AM System

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HUDSON MOHAWKE ESSENTIAL MIX 11/28/2009

long time absence

 

ok this has been a long absence from writing. laziness if you ask me. there’s lots of house about as a consequence, not such a bad thing but i’ve got here a tasty bag of goodies new and old. this one has been brewing for a while……

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JOKER what a big name at the moment, i reckon he’s a very talented boy and i hope there’s big things waiting for him. these two slightly older tunes of his are classic examples of his liquid funk synths, pure purple as the man himself may say.

joker_holly brook park

joker_retro racer

and if you’re a fan of joker’s sound TERROR DANJAH is your man. having just released a collection of his instrumentals, remixes and tracks on planet mu records called GREMLINZ,  he’s just beginning to get the recognition he deserves. he is considered one of the finest grime producers ever if not the best by the grime cognoscenti, originally part of the nasty crew and then aftershock, terror has released countless 12″s and remixes as well as several mixtapes. if you want to hear a precursor to joker, and the new bristol producers, here it is.

terror danjah_code m.o.r.s.e

untold and the whole hemlock label have been really amazing me with untold’s own, ‘gonna work out fine’ EP making for cracking listening. however, it is fantastic mr JAMES BLAKE’s remix of  stop what you’re doing by untold which is the finest. one of the best tunes of the year in my opinion.

untold_stop what you’re doing (james blake refix)

having recently visited the infamous SUBDUB in leeds for shackleton, distance, peverelist and scuba on saturday i’ve been listening to JOY ORBISON a lot, who seemed to be artist of choice for those boys in leeds. here’s hyph mngo as a taster but i emplore you to have a look around for some of his other releases, GOLD.

joy orbison_hyph mngo

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of course we do have some of conventional dubstep hiding around here. SKREAM is givng away one of his tracks, what did he say, to promote the WHY NOT? boxing day d&b and dubstep bonanza at the ministry of sound. it looks nuts if you ask me, i’ll still be at the leftovers on boxing day…..

skream_what did he say

belgium is a place for dubstep. that was something obvious at this year’s DOUR festival where some belgians nearly shit their pants over joker, n-type and especially rusko. wow what a festival. but the man in focus is GANJA WHITE NIGHT. he’s been cracking out tune after tune that really hit the spot. a man to follow, a man to trust. gayfish is pretty purple growler, watch out.

ganja white night_gayfish

now here to finish off is the real mixed bucket. machester local MRK 1 puts a brilliant spin on a big norrisman tune, PRIMARY 1 put together an old but super-varied mixtape, interwoven with kubrick samples and, from the vault, the kings of funk BROTHERS JOHNSON deliver probably one of the finest songs ever. bye.

norrisman_big long gun (MRK 1 remix)

primary 1_u’s & i’s and lullabies

brothers johnson_strawberry letter 23

 


Pandemanaia

In my opinion DJ Manaia has really come into his own recently. He’s really working that afrobeat yet keeping the tunes grimey or just plain mental. On these two remixes he couldn’t really go wrong as the originals are proper sound (Sound Of Stereo ‘Zipper EP’ out tomorrow!). These remixes are still just keeping me from blowing my brains out waiting for his soon to be released ‘King Kong’. You can hear it on a minimix we recently posted or on his myspace (link below). Look out for the fucking massive gorilla, gonna be deadly!

SOUND OF STEREO – ZIPPER (DJ MANAIA REMIX)

JUICEBOXXX & DRE SKULL -  GET HYPE (DJ MANAIA REMIX)

 

DJ MANAIA MYSPACE (TO LISTEN TO KING KONG!!!!!!!!!)

Midget time!

Right, time to wow you with some non-bassy wonders. A bit of quiet after the storm of electro and fidget we’ve been posting recently!

SOLO – MIDGETS IN BRICKLANE

BORIS DLUGOSCH – BANGKOK (ROSKA REMIX) (128)

MAJOR LAZER – PON DE FLOOR (ALVARO REMIX)

JESSE ROSE – HEAVY STILL (ZOMBIE DISCO SQUAD REMIX)

THE XX – INTRO (128)

MALENTE, DEX – LIONS FT. NEW KID (DOUSTER REMIX)

RENAISSANCE MAN – 20 MIN MINIMIX

 

Mightyfools – Worse Than Yesterday EP

Naturally we update you on any new Mightyfools releases. Their latest is on Potty Mouth Music and contains two original tracks which are both good electro house tracks. Not amazing however, which is disappointing, amazing is the least I expect from the twisted Dutch duo. But hey, they’re still good tracks with a good recipe for the dance floor. Anyway, I know for a fact there are some fucking bangers on their way from the Mightyfools. Just you wait….

MIGHTYFOOLS -  WORSE THAN YESTERDAY (160 kbps)

MIGHTYFOOLS – CLEAN IT (160 kbps)

 

BUY MIGHTYFOOLS – WORSE THAN YESTERDAY EP

 

 

Modeselektor – Art & Cash

Modeselektor are geniuses. Creating thought-provoking, emotional, banging and some downright weird shit. Here we have an emotional yet banging track and a thought-provoking yet downright weird video! Directed by artist Pfadfinderei the video, this is how he describes the story “Versed on the international art trade floor it was easy for them to win over two sought-after art dealers; to seal the deal and to go on a shopping spree. “Art & Cash” is the shocking “behind the scenes” documentary of that German art campaign. In the process a scandal was revealed that is shaking experts to this day. For years and under the watchful eyes of millions did the “Fantastic Nobodies” – exceptionally gifted art counterfeiters and weirdos from Brooklyn – manage to sell themselves as renowned works of art, thus creating inexplicable damage…”. The track itself has a driving bassline, pounding drums at a slow pace of about 100-110 bpm and an encapsulating melody with the synths. Beautiful.

MODESELEKTOR – CASH

 

Funky Fidget

Underwear Funk - Front Cover - HOT MOUTH/WILL BAILEY

Half of Twocker and Bass Weazal, and owner of Simma records Will Bailey has again teamed up with new LA fidget kid Hot Mouth to produce a rather superb track. Literally funky fidget, using those piercing glitchy noises to produce and real funky mover. I’m really liking Simma records at the moment, releasing singles and remixes from some of my favourite electro house artists including Mightyfools, Gigi Barocco, Sound Of Stereo, Aniki and of course Hout Mouth. Watch out for Hot Mouth’s next EP ‘I Have Friends’ which will feature collaborations with TJR, Nom De Strip and Will Bailey. Now get yo funk on!

HOT MOUTH & WILL BAILEY - UNDERWEAR FUNK