this photo made me laugh i really have no idea what it is but i like the idea of matching bad boy camo tops. not as good as matching wizard hats – i think we will start selling some soon. THAT could really kick off.
so i have been pretty much listening to solely dubstep this week and after seeing STENCHMAN play at sukh knight’s cheese loueez ep launch on friday i am extremely excited for the levels of humour and fun beign exerted in an arena of music considered by many as taking itself a fair bit too seriously. FOR EXAMPLE: stenchman, accompanied by a brass quartet, played THE WHOLE OF RUSKO’S COCKNEY THUG WITH TROMBONES AND TRUMPETS!!!! AND I HONESTLY NEARLY DIED it was obscenely cool.
so any of you who do not know OR APPRECIATE it— get involved! and if you need some material to start on i want to beast upcoming producers who go by the name of 16BIT. friedmylittlebrain posted a mixtape of theirs a while back and i have been binging on it since. they are hitting along the same enjoyment side of things with some really ridiculous levels of sheer bass experimenting.
16bit – In The Death Car
Bar9 – Murda Sound
16bit – PCP [forthcoming Urban Essentials] x Reso – If You Can’t Beat Em
Distance – Headstrung
16bit – Texaco [forthcoming Veri Lo]
Phokus & The Next – Inta
Suspect – Execution
16bit – Put Ya Dirt Inside [forthcoming Destpub]
Vista – Forcefield
Stenchman – Midnight x The Widdler – Drip Hop
Kidnappa – Champion Dub [forthcoming Sequence]
Woogie – End Dub
EK9 & Sukh Knight – Ramping
Kidnappa – Rukus (16bit REMIX) [forthcoming Despicable Bullys]
Twisted – Infect [forthcoming R8]
Sukh Knight – Diesel Not Petrol [Out now on True Tiger]
Yong – Riddim Full Of Culture
16bit – Toxic [forthcoming Sequence]
you may already know beyond the wizard’s sleeve from previous posts but if not…..they are a band/dj duo made up of erol alkan and richard norris and they have put together a stunning collection of psychedelic, funky and experimental music. 2 eps and an upcoming remix album. their latest album, re-animations volume 1, comes out on the 2nd of march and is set to be another of erol’s magical aural adventures.
buy it (((here))) on the 2nd of march and with the cd release you also exclusively get the whole album mixed by them into an hour long set!!
CHASE AND STATUS – SAXON [BRING YO POSSE BRING YO CREW]
I REALLY WANT TO BE INSIDE RAFFERTIE’S HEAD! (AND CADBURY GIRLS)
couple of weeks ago mary anne hobbes (radio 1’s resident experimental bad ass) played out this raffertie minimix cram-packed full of upcoming insanity.
and i cannot believe i forgot to post it – IT IS A TOTAL DISGRACE.
1. Raffertie – Intro
2. Ini Kamoze – Hotstepper (Raffertie’s Remix)(dubplate)
3. Raffertie – Stomping Grounds VIP(On The Brink Recordings)
4. Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Raffertie Re-Dub)(dubplate)
5. Raffertie – ANTISOCIAL(Seclusiasis)
6. The Scarlet Harlots – Backlash (Raffertie’s Remix) (dubplate)
7. The Squire of Gothos ft. Shifty Moova – Out Of Order (Acapella) (Raffertie Re-Edit) (dubplate)
8. Raffertie – Eyes Closed(Seclusiasis)
9. Raffertie – Wobble Horror!(Seclusiasis)
10. Raffertie – Music Take Me(dubplate)
IF YOU ARE LIKING THIS WIDE EYED MONSTER KEEP A LOOK OUT FOR SOME SIMILIARLY SICK YOUNG PRODUCERS IN THE FORM OF KANJI KINETIC, STAGGA, THE SQUIRE OF GOTHOS AND TOAST..OOOH!
blackfinger – UMF (SUPRA1 remix) [really sick dubstep remix of this new trouble and bass release]
herve and the count of monte cristal – JUNGLE STEPPERS [herve rips into more bass with this bouncy banger]
We’ve already seen what Sound Of Stereo can do with ‘Evil Panda’ which we posted last month. Incedently, its our most downloaded track on this blog by some margin! And rightly so. But we’re now looking forward to the Heads Up EP which will be out on the 3rd of March. Listen to Heads Up on their myspace and also download their sick new years mix. In the meantime we have three remixes of Heads Up to drool over. They’re pretty similar but all very cool with that nasty metallic glitchy hook used in the orignal. DJ Mainaia’s remix and the Lazerface edit will be on the EP release. Enjoy!
Here’s two of Sound Of Stereos few releases.
Buy the ep here on the 2nd of march or download via itunes or beatport!
herve’s radio 1 essential mix is here, and he kills it. a perfect party tracklist. herve delivers yet again. wobbly, ravey, fuck! you got everything in these 2 whole hours of music! download this!
boy 8-bit, red-headed beacon of electronic wonder.
at one with computers, he started out his musical journey using 8-bit amiga computers aged 15 (hence the name boy 8-bit) and he now creates stunning pieces characterised by bass, breakbeats and seamlessly chopped up vocals and spanning a multitude of electronic genres. few artists have been so consistently incredible throughout the last year or so. the suspense is killing me ep was one of my favorite releases of last year and i love almost every one of his remixes. the best…………its hard to decide…..
…..this remix of archangel by burial is definately one of his standout tracks, incredibly powerful without being loud….
…..another cracker, vocals cut and chopped to perfection then washed into a sea of bass!!!….
…this song sounds like stars talking. amazing!
….and there’s a whole load more vital tracks including a remix of boy 8-bit by jack beats (the first jack beats song i heard way back in may 2008!!) and an original tracks of his…..all outstanding electronic music. enjoy.
…….catch him at fabric tonight if you’re quick enough and buy the suspense is killing me ep!!!! it’s worth it! get it (((here)))) and his myspace is constantly updated with e-treasure…..
the kaptin over at chrome kids has been flying the flag for young welsh dub star STAGGA (along with the equally insane MONKEY) for the past few years, and i feel like not enough people are listening. these boys are sick!
if you missed my post of his phenomenal forthcoming track – SICK AS SIN, which will be released soon on rag n bone alongside the obscene ‘preditory control freeks’ – then you should get it. but the reason i am doing this one is to promote stagga’s last release on RUDEEZ, as you can see above – for no other reason than that it is insanely good.
jacqueline is as pure as pure dub, a brilliantly produced gem to moozle away to, and policemen get hype – well you can make up your own mind. but really – this is fucking genius
AND SEE THEM BOTH AT BEDLAM, CARDIFF STUDENT UNION – 7TH MARCH !