The previous month has seen some hyped releases on the “Big-H” labels with the likes of Scuba’s album naturally on Hotflush, Burial’s Ep unspurpringly on Hyperdub and Objekt’s 2-side single deservingly on Hessle. We’ve also seen a delayed return from Untold’s Hemlock label with a very interesting Randomer EP. Coincidences? Almost certainly. Tracks from the aforementioned feature alongside my other picks of the month in a bpm twiddling mix. Although strictly speaking there are a couple in there from January which I missed but had to put in due to their magnificence (two tracks from Todd Terje’s “Its The Arps” EP, highly recommended for any person ever). Enjoy.
Todd Terje – Myggsommer (Smalltown Supersound)
Bullion – What Does She Know (R&S)
Todd Terje – Inspector Norse (Smalltown Supersound)
Mercury – NY Feeling (Gomma)
Claptone – Cream (Exploited)
Maelstrom – House Music (Sound Pellegrino)
The Analogue Cops & Blawan – Sickle (Vae Victis)
Jack Dixon – You Told (Losing Suki)
Scuba – The Hope (Hotflush)
Das Glow – Concrete (Marble)
Randomer – Scruff Box (Hemlock)
GoldFFinch – Funky Steppa (Saigon)
Lapalux – Construction Deconstruction (Brainfeeder)
Raffertie – Mass Appeal (Ninja Tunes)
Objekt – Cactus (Hessle)
Sleepyhead – Hi-Five (Trouble & Bass)
Shlohmo – The Way U Do (Friends of Friends)
Jaques Greene – These Days (Vase)
Burial – Kindred (Hyperdub)
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this is by far one of the best mix albums i have heard in a long time. Scuba takes the helm in compiling and mixing an undulating journey of must have tracks, “the tracklisting boasts a heavy number of exclusives, including unreleased material from Joy Orbison, Sigha, George Fitzgerald, Instra:mental, Scuba and Mala, besides anthems like Surgeon’s ‘Klonk pt.4’, Shackleton’s ‘It’s Time For Love’ and Untold’s ‘No One Likes A Smart Arse’, with plenty more from Badawi, Joker, Mount Kimbie, and Pangaea among others.”, having already seen the man at work at the infamous sub:dub im happy but here’s a few little snips to get you excited!
Jamie and Roly produced arguably one of the finest dubstep LP’s ever. Built on broken beats and raw sledgehammer bass it was released in 2005 and helped create a new genre within dubstep that paved the way for other artists such as Distance and much of the filth you hear today. My Fav off the album has to be ‘Angels’….just wait for 1 minute mark…utter rawness
Unfortunately they split up in 08 so I never got to see them live but from what ive heard they put on quite the performance. HOWEVER it’s not all bad news because they both continued a solo career. Jamie Vex’d own production is absolute class with an EP out on Planet Mu called ‘In System Travels’ and a remix of Starkeys ‘Miracles’. His finest piece of production to date however has to be his remix of Scuba’s ‘Twitch’ which is out of this world and one of my favourite tunes ever…SHIBBBBY!!!
Also Planet Mu have just said that they are planning to release a second Vex’d album. Vex’d’s ‘Cloud Seeds’ was intended as a follow-up to their debut ‘Degenerate’ , but it took until recently for members Jamie and Roly to get to get together to finish it. The label say it’s a collection of “older material that they were working on for their second album that never got finished plus some other work from that time, a few remixes mastered and put together as a full album’. VERY EXCITING STUFF IF I MAY SAY AND I MAY SAY.