Today four awesome EP’s have been released. Four in one day! Fucking awesome. First up the musical mastermind that is James Blake and his much anticipated ‘CMYK’ EP. Again he uses his artistry in producing to chop and pitch shift vocal samples from the likes of Kelis and Aaliyah and accompanying them with his signature organ inspired misty synths, avant garde percussion and gorgeous subtle sub bass. Obviously not everyones cup of tea, but perhaps it should be.
Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990 have really got it going on, releasing innovative dance music from their label Night Slugs and coming up with some really cool artwork. Their new release from Lil Silva is seriously repping the london funky/grime house style. Night Slugs should be a genre for christs sake! Again huge tracks and 6 of them. How long will they be bettering their last releases is what I want to know! Listen to a couple of the tracks here at XLR8R.
I lied, this EP was released last week but fuck it. Dubbel Dutch is another man who’s pushing the boundaries of house. He released his ‘Throwback’ EP with Palms Out Sound and boasts funky/tribal beats, clever synth and bass work with yet again clever use of vocal samples. The release is currently sitting pretty at the top of the Juno Downloads chart. Worth a buy? I think so.
Now to one of our most loved artists, its Mightfools with a new EP on probably my favourite electro house label, Belgium’s Lektroluv. Only two tracks on this one, but still enough to blow one’s head off! It seems they are shying away from their wobbly basslines, of which we all came to adore, and adapted into a more classic electro house bass synth sound. Check it out.
Well after a week of voting in the poll for your favourite electronic music genre, the results were almost as I predicted with a 31% for house and 36% for dubstep, with garage and drum and bass coming in at 3rd equal with 6% each. However I wasn’t expecting drum and bass coming third as I’m pretty sure we’ve only posted one or two if any of the sort. A nice 13% for everything as well which is always good to see. Well I feel after that and a few comments I feel little sound-batch is in order. Here’s some house (including a bit of jackin and fidget) and a few heavy dubs from DZ, Excision and Datsik. A little less thought provoking than the stuff we’ve been posting recently but still killa dancefloor tracks.
HOUSE (fidget, jackin, funky, electro)
oliver twizt – gangsterdam (nom de strip remix)
supra 1 – still believe ft. amy douglas (l-vis 1990 remix dub)
hijack – nuts (jeff doubleu remix)
primary 1 – princess (mj cole remix)
cold blank – the flying cat (the bulgarian remix)
will bailey – the dutty clem (tom eq’s speaker freaker remix)
DUBSTEP (heavy shit)
apex – nowhere to run (datsik & excision remix)
kelly dean & steady – teflon ft. kemst (datsik & excision remix)
dz & excision – round 2
AND THIS MAY BE THE LAST TIME I USE ZIPPYSHARE! SUCK MY BALLS!
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now ‘what the fuck should i make for dinner?’, an eternal question, normally met with an enduring lack of insparation and the inevitable tin of baked beans. however, help is at hand! via one of the most simplistic and brilliant websites of late, a culinary advisor…..of sorts shall we say.
DIPLO & SWITCH GONE DONE IT AGYAIN!! new mixtape from major lazer put together on the whim of brixtonian synth royalty, LA ROUX. as expected it features plenty of collaborations via the extended mad decent family, a jah tinted flavour and a selection of saucy dubplates …but, to be honest i just loved the artwork and think it’s quite an ingenius idea, plus, it was recorded in kingston. TOPICAL TAPES!
1. Bulletproof (Nacey Remix ft. Matt Hemerlein)
2. Colourless Artibella
3. I’m Not Your Lemonade + Heroes ‘N‘ Villains Remix ft. Gucci Mane
4. Independent Kill ft. Candi Redd
5. Keep It Fascinating
6. Magic (Falling Soldiers Dub)
7. In 4 The Kill Pon De Skream
8. Houstatlantavegas Pains ft Drake
9. Tigerlily (DYWHAP Blend) ft. Rusko
10. Can’t Stop Now (Armor Love Remix)
11. Quicksand (Mad Decent 2010 Rerub) ft. Amanda Blank
12. Cover My Eyes (Costra Nostra Edit)
13. I Said It (Major Lazer Dubplate) ft. Opal
14. Hold Yuh (Double Dubplate) ft. Gyptian
ps. i reckon a major lazer film would be epic.
tickets only £5-£8
in anticipation of manchester’s fantastic EUROCULTURED festival i felt compelled to deliver a little update from across the channel. EUROCULTURED have put together an incredible weekend of merriment featuring some of the hottest up and coming eurokids as well as legendary acts such as swedish psych instrumental gods, DUNGEN and gorillaz collaborators, LITTLE DRAGON, who are renowned for their breathtaking live shows. however, the main entertainment for me comes from frenchies, ONRA, FULGEANCE and DEBRUIT!!! along with FAULTYDL, JONNY DUB, XXXY and ILLUMSPHERE (who’s been rocking poland and germany over the last few days!)
debruit//smurfing in the sun
kraddy//android porn (fulgeange remix)
onra//cosmopolyphonic guest mix vol.14
Al B. Sure! – Night And Day (Onra Mix)
Count Bass D – 95 Chop
14KT – T&A
Walter Mecca – Time Control
Buddy Sativa – Growing Up (Alternate Mix)
Suff Daddy – D.I. Luv
Eltron John – And Then We Realize
Onra – Tape This
BTB & Luvraw – On The Way Down
Onra – To The Beat ft. Walter Mecca
Reggie B – Reclaim Your Mind
Krystal Klear – Never Thought You Would Go
Hollyweerd – Have You Ever Made Love To a Weerdo (Dam-Funk remix)
Outkast – Funky Ride
hope if you’re in manchester on the 30th of may. you’ll be here!
Another sick French EP released two days ago is from one of my most hyped artists this year. I’m very pleased to see the the likes of Sharkslayer and Daniel Haaksman are remixing their debut EP, and with their success in creating great original tracks. Check out the minimix if you’re not convinced just by the idea of a Beataucue EP.
BEATAUCUE – CHA CHA CHA MINIMIX
Well known frenchy Brodinski released his much anticipated ‘Arnold Classics’ EP a few days ago and has certainly not disappointed. The original is a driven housey wonder with a touch of groaning bass synths and syncopating percussion, but along side this we have some awesome remixes also. We already posted the brilliant remix by Tony Senghore (watch out for him) but I’m most excited about the Egyptrixx remix, such great production and signature great synth sound. And also check out Brodinski’s new side project with other French electro producer Yusek. They call themselves The Krays and this track is a delightful amalgamation of old school disco and new style warped electro house. Enjoy!
BRODINSKI – ARNOLD CLASSICS (EGYPTRIXX REMIX) (128 kbps)
THE KRAYS – WE’RE READY WHEN YOU ARE FT. EBONY BONES
I’ve always had a bit of thing for Indian music, so finding these releases have been most satisfying! Sitar Beat is a compilation of various funk enfused physcadelica pieces from Bollywood soundtracks of the 60’s, 70’s and 90’s. Think Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve and Kill Bill with a touch of beautiful Indian singing on some. The first volume was released in 2006 then each volume a year consecutively after. Thank you The Gaslamp Killer’s ‘We Make It Good’ mix, what a great man. Sitar Beat is perfect for the summer and a really interesting listen, get your acid heads on. Here’s some of my faves from Vol. 1 and 2.
klaus doldinger – sitar beat
kalyanji anandji – dharmatma theme music (tommy’s edit) (off The Gaslamp Killer’s mix)
serge gainsbourg – new delire
serge gainsbourg (with michel colombier) – physcastenie (miles’ drum edit)
biddu (with mahar and anand) – hum tumhe chate hain (edit)
s.d. narang – everybody dance with me