Monthly Archives: August 2009

THE STENCH O’ LONDON

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dubstep HAS, regardless of the sudden rise in ‘alternative’ dancing tunes, RULED the scene in london for the past few months. with regular nights such a FWD>> delivering every day of the week, it’s been really pretty draining on both body and soul…….chase & status have finally fucked off as well giving way to some new tracks!!! bonito.

EMALKAY>>what a tune, not blogged enough; but certainly played enough. another dubstep phenomenon + another new track

emalkay>>when i look at you

emalkay>>explicit

NOW another LONDON phenomenon, 16bit. these guys have an immense library of tracks and an ever evolving sound. absolutely irresistible to any bassmuncher. here we go with 3 sexy bassfilled tracks and their new ‘milky pie mix’ and be sure not to miss them at the purple turtle in camden on the 3rd of september>>with BAR9!!!

16bit>>texaco

16bit>>panic

16bit>>funhouse

16bit>>milky pie mix

cookie monsta has been causing fucking waves for a good while now, since he unleashed his MARYLAND CHOCOLATE CHIP MIX onto the masses of dubstep forums, and kills it again with the track ‘antichrist’, could be old or new but it still kills. numbernin6 have been making good as well with solid mixes and a sweet remix of the prodigy’s BREATHE, a tune that has been getting a good amount of exposure. jakes’ “custard cream” has had me contented for a while and i was intrigued by stagga vs. busta rhymes. a good mix i tell thee. DUB DUB & MORE DUB>>>>>

cookie monsta>>antichrist

prodigy>>breathe (numbernin6 remix)

jakes>>custard cream

stagga vs. busta rhymes>>i got bass (stagga remix)


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Waves & Death Suite

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These tracks need no explanantion. The two gods of electro come together to produce pure quality dance music.

 

BOYS NOIZE & EROL ALKAN – WAVES

 

BOYS NOIZE & EROL ALKAN – DEATH SUITE

Renaissance Man

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The Wizards are catching up with the fast growing minimal scene which exploded a few months ago and Renaissance Man (two men actually) have probably left the biggest impression on us. Hailing from Helsinki, Finland, Renaissance Man are producing some originality out of a samey house scene. Thumping yet minimal, yes they’ve done it. We’ve already posted a couple of their tracks, but I still hadn’t delved properly into them and discovered even better tracks, two of them are definitely my most listened this week. One of them is ‘Spraycan’ off the Spraycan EP released back in May on Switch’s Dubsided label, the other is ‘What Is Guru’ off the Aloha EP released the following month on the much talked about Sound Pelligrino label. Here’s a few of their really excellent tracks.

This is the first Renaissance Man track I LOVED. Thumping bass drum, and that’s it for a bit, enter syncopating high synth, then drop into mesmerising and gripping melody and sounds using the high synth and a vocal sample with effects. The second drop then and third then add in a background bass pulsating away with devastating effect. What a tune.

RENAISSANCE MAN -SPRAYCAN

 

‘What Is Guru’ is my other fave which is definitely swayed by the fact that I love anything which incorporates Indian styley. But the other obvious reason is the crude yet beautiful chopping of the vocals taken from a rendition of the famous Hare Krishna chant to produce a rather jolly little ditty! The Riva Starr remix is very similar but with more bongos, reverb on the vocals and a different structure. Equally fucking amazing.

RENAISSANCE MAN – WHAT IS GURU

RENAISSANCE MAN – WHAT IS GURU (RIVA STARR REMIX)

 

‘Aloha’ was the title track of their latest EP. It includes a helplessly tribal beat, wailing singing (Hawaiian I assume), deep resonating bass coming in for the drop almost resembling Proxy’s Raven’ bass which is bold in a minimal tune.

RENAISSANCE MAN – ALOHA

 

The next two tracks a lesser known off the Spraycan EP but still great to listen to. ‘Dubbo’ is very simple yet effective, house beat with some high pitched bongos and a deep, electronic bass sound on the offbeat. ‘Harleem’however is pretty fucking fidgety! Odd, whirring synths form a cool melodic pattern and the track progesses to a higher climax.

RENAISSANCE MAN – DUBBO

RENAISSANCE MAN – HARLEEM

We’re not going soft on ya!

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After a few unhappy comments on my last post about the inevitable invasion of minimal/tribal/tech house, which were actually expected, its probably best we give you some hugeness! You may have to get used to more minimal posts, seeing as us wizards actually quite like it now. But if you think we’re going soft on ya, well then…….you’re very wrong! Wobble and bass is in our veins and we’ll never grow tired of it! Constant bangers will be posted, and here’s a few which I’m loving at the moment.

First two tracks from electro wobbler Sticky K, both worthy of any dirty dancefloor. ‘The Testament of Dr. Mabuse’ sways towards the wobble side with a rhythmic bass synth and a fidgety beat. On the other hand ‘Alphaville’ is a horror film electro banger.

STICKY K – THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE

STICKY K – ALPHAVILLE

 

New Jack Beats remix here of guess who, La Roux. This is proper old school Jack Beats , with a definate tinge of their legendary remix of AC Slater’s ‘Jack Got Jacked’, but they also incorporate La Roux’s undoubtedly brilliant voice in the build ups and bridges. The main bassline rhythm is a classic, but certainly nothing new.

LA ROUX – I’M NOT YOUR TOY (JACK BEATS REMIX)

 

Joker’s on fire at the moment, producing dubstep that is actually pleasant to listen to. No chugging metallic bass (don’t get me wrong, we love hyper dub!). I’m loving this track, warm yet warped bass combined with Mario/Crystal Castles-esque synths creating a groovy dub instrumental.

JOKER – DIGIDESIGN

 

More dub, but on a different level completely. I didn’t know that there was a Lopside EP by Stagga released a few months back. I downloaded the title track expecting greatness and that’s exactly what I got. This track is all over the place, hence ‘Lopside’, with Stagga’s signature sound pitch bending till your brain melts alongside a chilled beat thanks to the clever use of a ride cymbal.

STAGGA – LOPSIDE

 

Another man with a particularly superb signature sound is Gtronic. Along with his dirty dirty bass grinding along, there’s some very pleasant synth and vocal melodies in this remix of Heads We Dance’s ‘Sirens’.

HEADS WE DANCE – SIRENS (GTRONIC REMIX)

 

Rico Tubbs is a man on form. We loved ‘Cutty’ which we posted a few weeks ago. Usual use of a funky disco feel, topped off with his brilliantly created wobbly bassline.

RICO TUBBS – HIP RAVE ANTHEM

 

This next tune is a real journey. A massive build up including syncopating bongos, interesting effects on the vocals and great production climaxing to a short period of crazy ravy synths.

RQM – BARELY EVIL (BASS WEAZAL VOCAL MIX)

 

Ha! An absolute classic original track which is Fat Boy Slim’s ‘Right Here, Right Now’ is confidently remixed by Trumpdisco, staying true to the original and bringing it into 2009 by remixing it as an excellent electro banger.

FAT BOY SLIM – RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW (TRUMPDISCO REMIX)

 

Afrojack has already impressed us with his remix of Silvio Ecomo and Chuckie’s ‘Moombah’ which is probably my tribal house anthem so far this year. His latest remix of Kid Cudi’s collabroation with Kanye West’s Make Her Say’, is more fidgety with a solid beat and bending synths, but he still brings a tribal feel with bongos and cowbells.

KID CUDI FT. KANYE WEST – MAKE HER SAY (AFROJACK REMIX)

 

Finally we have quite an old tune from Foamo, but a classic none the less. Probably one of his more original and experimental tunes with use of strange ascending bass synths with a few wobbles here and there.

FOAMO – WARDANCE

Minimal? We’re trying!

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If you’ve visited our blog a few times before, you’ve probably realised that we only really post particularly maximal bassy jump up tunes. Our favourite dance sub-genres generally ranges from wobble/fidget to dubstep to electro. I’ve always been aware of minimal techno and have recently been introduced to tribal/dancehall, and to be honest I’ve always turned my nose up to that whole scene. Maybe its because I’m afraid of actually having to dance and not just jumping around like a tool (which is excusable and actually most practised at the kind of club nights I go to). But in the last few weeks, I, and surely any blog regular, has noticed a change in the course of the underground dance scene, favouring this minimal/afrobeat/funky phenomena.

When this radical transformation was confirmed, in my mind (over at Pelski), I was actually quite upset, remembering when I used to be excited about the energy the next new maximal tune would give me, then hearing those tunes in the clubs and subsequently going fucking crazy! However, even though I knew of this new scene coming in and threatening to steal away my precious power nuggets, I have realised a slight regurgitation of maximal tunes after hearing similar bassline melodies, rhythms and sounds in various tracks. Basically there isn’t much new happening in our beloved wizardy wobblecoaster world, simply because there isn’t much more to do within it without being a fucking nutjob about it. I can now certainly understand the shift and it angers me no more! Instead of getting worked up, I have tried to embrace minimal, and have been somewhat succesful. With a little help from Pelski’s suggestions and analysises, I think i’m starting to enjoy the syncopating afro drums and bleepy rhythmic synths. There may still be hope yet! Anyway, enough about me, lets see what you think. Here’s a selection of the minimal tunes I’m listening to, some I’m enjoying very much, and some I’m still trying to get my head round.

 

Let’s start off with a couple of tunes from my favourite new artist of the scene, Momma’s Boy, who is probably better known by me and you as Mikix The Cat. There has always been slightly tribal and experimental vibes in Mikix The Cat’s music amongst the tasty basslines, so it comes of no surprise that he has very much delved into the afrobeat/minimal scene. My favourite dancehall track at the moment is his own ‘Give It Up’ and has already been much blogged, boasting a ridiculously infectious square synth. His other tune I’ll post, is a remix of Douster (also well respected on the scene). This tune is a bit more experimental, with descending delayed synths resembling some sort of string instument like a banjo almost!

MOMMA’S BOY – GIVE IT UP

DOUSTER – FOR WEIRDOS ONLY (MOMMA’S BOY REMIX)

 

 

Another familiar face but under the same name is Mowgli. I’ve always loved his wobbly yet minimal style. These two tracks have a very small amount of wobbly bass, if at all. Yes Mowgli’s gone a lot more minimal and afrostyley. The track ‘Sequencer’ is melee of juddery, bleepy and ravy synths with an underlying afrobeat. ‘I’m A DJ’ is on all the mixes at the moment, another very popular tune in the scene, using more high bleepy synths, a very subtle touch of wobbly bass and more of a proper house beat than most tribal tunes.

MOWGLI – I’M A DJ

MOWGLI – SEQUENCER

 

Another signature tune has to be Renaissance Man’s ‘The Rythym’. This one’s probably up there with my favourites of the genre as well, building up with pleasant hollow bleepy synths then adding a lazy minimal bass wobble. Thats probably the first time I’ve used the word ‘pleasant’ to describe a synth on this blog, ha! The other tune is a remix of Sharkslayer’s ‘So Sincere’, which is captiviting with its rhythmic yet subtle tom toms and strange sounding synth producing a good ambience.

RENAISSANCE MAN – THE RYTHYM

SHARKSLAYER – SO SINCERE (RENAISSANCE MAN REMIX)

 

 

Next up artistwise is Zombie Disco Squad, a key artist in the movement. Perhaps slighly more to their music (sound not quality) than others previously posted, using larger sounds and filling in the gaps slightly more. First up is their remix of VV Brown’s ‘Shark In The Water’, a nice build up to a climax of cut up vocals and a couple of synths meshing to create catchy melodies and rhythms. Their next tune is ‘Banton Boot’. Much blogged but not one of my favourites. A bootleg of Hard House Banton’s ‘Zulu Form’ with use of the Fingers Inc ‘In My House’ acapella, notibally used in AC Slater’s ‘Jack Got Jacked’.

VV BROWN – SHARK IN THE WATER (ZOMBIE DISCO SQUAD REMIX)

ZOMBIE DISCO SQUAD – BANTON BOOT

 

Now a selection of minimal/tribal tunes from various artists. An extroardinarilly happy tune with the help of lovely vocal harmonies from El Guincho’s ‘Kalise’ which Round Table Knights have remixed into an absolute hit. Loving this one!

EL GUINCHO – KALISE (ROUND TABLE KNIGHTS REMIX)

 

Remix by Frenchie minimaller Douster here. Quite intense for a minimal tune! Probably the basshead’s minimal tune of choice in this post. Stabbing synths and a satisfing wet bass note here and there.

MONSIEUR MONSIEUR – AUTOMATIC (DOUSTER AFRICA REMIX)

 

We’ve already heard Crookers’ remix of Mixhell’s ultimate bleepmeister ‘Boom Da’, awesome tune. Now here’s a  stripped down remix of ‘Boom Da’ by Downtown, who doubles the bleeps and adds some better vocals samples in than the Crookers remix whilst obviously creating an subtle afro ambience.  

MIXHELL – BOOM DA (DOWNTOWN REMIX)

 

These next two tracks are the original and a remix. Both containing brilliant dancehall qualities. Afro drums and high descending synths actually causing your feet to jig on the beat!

ALVARO – MAKE IT FUNKY

ALVARO – MAKE IT FUNKY (DJ PUNISH REMIX)

 

Now this one I just had to post to show how ridiculously minimal minimal can be (weirdly!?). Literally a weak bass drum thumping on the beat, throughout, with a few other tom toms and thats about it! Apart from that the odd strange sound and a constant, very much background, ominous ambience. Very hard to get my head round this one!

LEE MORTIMER – THIS IS REAL SHIT (COLOURS REMIX)

 

Well thats all I really know about the new minimal scene which has been emerging recently. I hope you weren’t to offended as I was. Evidently a lot more of that in the future, but don’t worry you basshead’s, still a lot more maximal madness to come as well. Big thanks to Pelski who really jump-started my acceptance to a really quite interesting sub-genre of dance.

Hush The Fuck Up

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Quality bloggers and bezzie mates, Hush House, have released a sick dubstep mix, featuring the best of dirty, bassy dub (i.e. the best of dubstep). It includes one of my favourite dubstep tunes, Skream’s ‘Calous’, and a track from Wizard god, 16bit. If you like this mix, which I’m sure you will, head over to Hush to get some of the tracks off the mix and more, a lot more.

HUSH HOUSE – HUSH THE FUCK UP (VOL 2)

Tracklisting:

01. Positive Vibes – The Widdler
02. Power of Love – Vishnu
03. ESP – Roke
04. Jump – 16bit
05. Calous – Skream
06. Mash Potato – The Boogaloo Crew
07. We Ball Harder – B. Rich
08. Bitz – Synkro
09. Bits – Chase & Status
10. Purple Love – Silkie
11. Broken – Martyn
12. Fall In Love (Feat. Honey Brown) – Sarantis
13. Sty – Silkie
14. Sketchy Maxx – Mark Instinct
15. Dubelek – MRK1
16. Sludge – Rob Sparx
17. Days Go By – The Boogaloo Crew
18. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang – High Contrast
19. Starlight – Netsky

And seeing as I’m in a mixy mood, I think I’ll bring this mix to your attention, Hammertime, a collaboration between John Dear and Twista. This mix pretty much summing up our music taste.

JOHN DEAR VS TWISTA – HAMMERTIME

Tracklisting:

 01 – The Qemists – Dem Na Like Me(Subscape Dub)
02 – Jakes – Rock tha bells
03 – Broken – String
04 – The Prodigy – Warriors Dance(Benga Remix)
05 – Proxy – Raven(LA84 Remix)
06 – Saw Something (Skream Remix)
07 – Caspa – I Beat My Robot
08 – Benga..s Off His Head
09 – Rusko – Go Go Gadget
10 – Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb (DZ vs Rastatronics Remix)
11 – Rusko – Cockney Thug (Caspa Remix)
12 – The Prodigy – Take Me To The Hospital(Rusko Remix)
13 – Rinse – Out
14 – Will Bailey – The Cannock Wobble (Sound Of Stereo Remix)
15 – Mightyfools – Juno
16 – Riton, Primary 1 – Who..s There(Dub)
17 – Blagstarr – Get Off(Jack Beats Remix)
18 – Knock You Out(Andy George Remix)
19 – Lee Mortimer & Foamo – It..s Going Down
20 – GTRONIC – Iron Man
21 – GTRONIC – My money
22 – Jack Beats – UFO K Hole Riddim Mix
23 – Together – Hardcore Uproar 2009(Lee Mortimer Remix)
24 – Diplo & Laidback Luke – Hey! (Foamo Remix)
25 – Hockey – Song Away(Jack Beat’s Anger Management Remix)

Mini K

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Mini K is a South African fidget producer who only started out in january this year. I found his latest single over at Kid City Blog (‘Jack Off Jill’) which is now one of my favourite wobbly tunes at the moment. Slick producing with a tasty bass rhythm and melody, and an infectious beat using great drum sounds. I had to check out his other stuff, which thankfully came under the same bracket of quality fidget. Check out his myspace and be sure to purchase some of his releases.

MINI K – JACK OFF JILL

MINI K – PUMP UP THE VOLUME

MINI K – ROCK DA HOUSE

JOHN TEJADA – THE END OF IT ALL (MINI K REMIX)

 

MINI K MYSPACE

 

Kid City Blog posted another track with a similar sound of manic wobble ryhthms. Ultra-Bonus!

TRYPTA – ACID BEAT

In The VIP

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Big tune alert! Project Bassline (a.k.a. Atari Era, Garage Jams, Medeival Hooligans, Once Waz Nice, Scintilator, The Wideboys, Too Many Aliases)lives up to their name by producing a memorable bassline in their remix of a track by MC, Majestic (above). We’ll be hearing this tune in the clubs for a while.

 

MAJESTIC – IN THE VIP (PROJECT BASSLINE REMIX)

 

MAJESTIC – IN THE VIP (PROJECT BASSLINE DUB)

FATTY FATTY BOOM BOOM!

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Big fat post today. We owe you due to the serious lack of posts recently. Our excuse is holidaying, partying and just plain idleness!

Newish tracks from various artists here. Foamo, Hostage and Rico Tubbs produce high quality wobbliness as per usual, whilst Rusko and Skream bang out some devious dubstep. The highlight for me is probably Skream’s ‘Calous’ who is certainly back to his bass!

 

KIDBASS – GOODGIRLS LOVE RUDEBOYS (FOAMO REMIX) 160 kbps

 

HOSTAGE – WELCOME TO PARADISE (DISCODUST MIX)

 

RICO TUBBS – CUTTY

 

LITTLE BOOTS – REMEDY (RUSKO REMIX) 160 kbps

 

SKREAM – CALOUS

 

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Mightyfools continue to bring pleasure to the dance world with their new EP ‘Living The Life’ . You may have seen a video preview posted a few weeks ago, well now its available to buy off iTunes and Beatport. We have some lower quality previews for you below so you can check out a few of the tracks before you buy it. We have the original ‘Livng the Life’ which is a funky wobbler, the Gtronic remix (insane!) and the Boemklatsch remix of the other Mightyfools original ‘Juno’.

 

BUY MIGHTYFOOLS – LIVING THE LIFE EP AT ITUNES OR BEATPORT

 

Lower bitrate versions:

MIGHTYFOOLS – LIVING THE LIFE 128 kbps

 

MIGHTYFOOLS – LIVING THE LIFE (GTRONIC REMIX) 128kbps

 

MIGHTYFOOLS – JUNO (BOEMKLATSCH REMIX) 128 kbps

 

And we have a new Mightyfools remix in collaboration with beardy, electro geez Tommie Sunshine. HUGENESS!

FALL OUT BOY – I DON’T CARE (MIGHTYFOOLS & TOMMIE SUNSHINE REMIX)

 

New tracks from Dem Slackers, including one of our favourite wobbly house tracks ever ‘Snailtrail’. What a tune, what a rhythm, in a nice minimal fashion. Also check out heir banging new mixtape, more from these boys soon.

DEM SLACKERS – SNAIL TRAIL

 

DE GROTE VINNIE DONNIE EN SJAKIE SHOW – DE KOFFEE WAS UP (DEM SLACKERS REMIX)

 

DEM SLACKERS – SWEATY AUGUST SUMMER MIXTAPE

Tracklisting:

Duck Sauce – Anyway

Fatboy Slim – Gangster Tripping

In Flagranti – Brash & volgar

Boys Noize – Jeffer

Jermaine Steward – We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off

The Whip – Divebomb ( Mumdance Carnival Remix )

Major Lazer – Lazer Theme ( Smoke & Mirrors Remix )

Bart B More vs DJ Kool – Make Some Noise (Nadastrom Rework )

Jack Beats – U.F.O.

Bloody Beetroots – Warp 1.9

Bloody Beetroots – Warp 1.9 ( G-Tronic Remix )

Udachi – Jelly Roll

Dem Slackers – Snailtrail

Jayvin Mena – Monthra ( Gigi Barocco Remix )

Justice – Phantom Pt. 2 ( Kypski MJ Mashup )

Finally we have two new Stagga tracks. He’s pumping out his awesome dubstep sound at a fast rate, we’re looking forward to his future in producing.

STAGGA – RAVEN

 

STAGGA – TUBBY’S INOVATION 128kbps

 

Big up to all the blogs I knicked some of these tracks off. Check them all out here.

HUSH-HOUSE

 

SQUEEGIE SOUNDS

 

DISCODUST

 

RUB-A-DUB-DUBBB

 

CHROME KIDS

THIS is the ‘new sound’!!!

l_17118b3fb5e9442b857357f6798bf0dcin at number 1!!!!!!! DATSIK>>>>>

my favorite producer of late, brilliant techy dubstep taken way way too far!!! after downloading the ‘NUKE ‘EM EP’ and the ‘BOOM EP’ off beatport i was caught, captured, captivated by the sounds this canadian geezer can produce>>but of course i won’t be posting those tracks!!>>u buy them here>>NOW>>but i got a few o’ the others to convince ya!…for me FATHOM and GECKO are the stand-out tracks but opinions are opinions>>>so here u go!!

Fathom // Datsik

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Open Your Eyes // datsik & 12th planet

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another badman tune from an eviiiiil source>>>>trolley snatcha and flux pavillion team up to make a hilariously evilfamily fortunes‘ themed dub NIGHTMARE!

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FAMILY FORTUNES // FLUX PAVILLION & TROLLEY SNATCHA

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another tune from tech-step up’n’comer, flux pavillion, called ‘streets of rage’>>another banger!! aided by what sounds like hollyoaks samples.

STREETS OF RAGE // FLUX PAVILLION

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TOM ENCORE!!! the polish prince of dubstep! this guy has come from nowhere but boasts some of the nicest quality productions in dubstep at this moment>>>take a minute to listen to his newest tune, ‘the union’>>>take an hour to listen to his obscene promo mix>>>what a selection of badass beats!

THE UNION // TOM ENCORE

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PROMO MIX // TOM ENCORE

tracklist:
1. Excision & DZ – Yin Yang
2. Chase & Status – Saxon
3. Bar 9 – Murda Sound VIP
4. Vaski – Murder Her
5. 16bit- In The Death Car
6. Tom Encore – Mostly Harmful
7. Balkansky – Coming Down
8. Substep Infrabass – The Unstoppable
9. Excision – Know You
10. Barbarix – Jump Start
11. Bassnectar – Heads Up
12. Tom Encore – Jig
13. The Prodigy – Breathe (NumberNin6 Remix)
14. Tom Encore – The Union
15. Tom Encore – Recoil
16. Tom Encore – The Union (Kompot Remix)
17. DJ Primecuts & Foreign Beggars – Hit That Gash (Itchy Naaan Re-Rub)
18. Bar 9 – Malicious Tactics
19. Tom Encore – Rescue Me
20. The Qemists – Dem Na Like Me (Subscape Dub)
21. Tom Encore – Give Em Wot They Deserve
22. iTAL tEK – Deep Pools
23. FusionArt – Puissance Futuriste Du Son (Tom Encore Remix)
24. Break – Thin Ice
25. Tom Encore – Hints
26. Tom Encore – Pyramid Dub

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AND COMING SOON A SELECTION OF INSANE SKANKIN RIDDEMS THAT HAVE KEPT ME GOING FOR THE LAST FEW WEEKS>>>>>LOOK OUT FOR JAKES CREAMING IT, MORE COOKIES!!, STAGGA with BUSTA RHYMES, TOAST + SUM EXPLICIT STUFF FROM FRESH PRINCE ‘EMALKAY‘!!

PEACE.xx