Friday, 18 December 2009

X-Mas Riddims


So there haven't been any posts for a while now. We've both had lots of work which has got in the way....sorry to anyone who has been checking often but it's Xmas and the work is finished so the posts will come thick and fast now......hold tight

Although a bit later than originally handed out, here is an early Christmas present from the Boogaloo Crew. It's their reworking of DRT's Rising Sun, more of a summer tune in my opinion but that doesn't take away anything from the fact the production is beaut. As we've said before on this blog these guys have serious talent, all their tunes will get you bouncing, as will their dj sets.....

DRT - Rising Sun (Boogaloo Crew Remix)

This tune is popping up everywhere at the moment, not just in funky sets but everywhere. I much prefer this remix to the original tune, it's got more of a bouncy feel to it. Roska is killing it at the moment...

Boris Dlugosch - Bangkok (Roska Remix)

This up and coming producer has made one of my favourite house tunes of 2009, loving the sax samples...

elDOKO - Wormwood Blues

Finally here is a Dubstep tune I cannot stop listening to at the moment. I love the vocals, the heavy beat and stabs of bass. Very chilled but this one is special, trust me....

Von D Ft. Phephe - Show Me

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The rest of these are all about a year old or so, just a few tunes that i've been listening to a lot lately (some familiar names).....

Mr Elastic - Justice (Mowgli Remix)

Tim Green - Revox (Justin Martin Remix)

Phil Kieran - Missp (Original)

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As I write this it's currently snowing outside so might actually be a white X-mas, that would be nice eh!

Have a good one everybody

Tomb Crew - Jingle Bells

Jossa x

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Big ones



So I got some nice deep tunes for you today, more in the Burial-esque mold. I say this because most people think of Burial when they think of deep dubstep/2-step music. People like Joy Orbison are creating a real stir now with their 2steping beats and deep synths. I've also got some other stuff to throw in....

It's a bit of a mixed up post, consider it a list of things i'm really liking at the moment that I recommend you go and buy....(Some are not full quality to protect the artist and the blog)

Sbtrkt - Rekorda
Zarif - Over (Breakage 3AM Remix)

Ellie Goulding - Under The Sheets (Pariah Remix)

Synkro, Faib - Inhale

nice deep stuff from the Manchester based Synkro



Chase and Status - Love's Theme
this one has been around ages. I've had a bit of a drum and bass revival of late.....


Redlight - Kid Soliders : this is too big, Redlight aka Clipz has released an ep called Lobster Boy, got to buy it it's huge










Skream - What Did He Say

new Skream, always big

Roska - The Sheppard

this man is killing it on in the UK Funky scene

enjoy
Jossa x

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Boogaloo Crew Mix for Boxfresh


London based djs and producers the Boogaloo crew just released this mix in collaboration with Boxfresh. I can't speak more highly about this duo, they've already got a backlog of quality beats up on their Myspace, and a fresh new side project called Dark Sky, which is set to kill it....

As for the mix, it features some hot dubstep/2-step/funky/house tracks. Including some classics like the end track Deep Inside, a proper old school house tune, with a garage vibe. Be sure to check out the Dark Sky track at 18.50.....big tune

Boogaloo Crew - Boxfresh Mix

  1. Marrakesh - Aaron Jerome
  2. ?? - SBTRKT
  3. Orpheus - Pariah
  4. Humber - Ramadanman
  5. Untitled Mambo (Boogaloo Crew remix) - A4C
  6. Fly - Dark Sky
  7. LHC - Brackles
  8. Stuff - Shortstuff
  9. Don't Know Don't Care - Untold
  10. BRKLN CLLN - Joy Orbison
  11. Throwback - Dubbel Dutch
  12. 2020 - SBTRKT
  13. ?? - ??
  14. Deep Inside - Hardrive
You can catch Dark Sky doing their first ever set at The Den in London on Wednesday of this week and again at Trouble Vision on Friday, where they're playing a room alongside some of the very best, Joy Orbison, SBTRKT, Mumdance, El-B etc. You would have to be a complete bombaclat to miss it...

Jossa

Set Me Free


Time for a big post now, full of house tracks sure to make you bounce like the character above, Zebedee from the Magic Roundabout who as you can see has a lower body made entirely of springs, so he's probably somewhat an expert on the activity.

Drop the Lime's most recent release Set Me Free has been remixed by Reso and Zombie Disco Squad to name two of many. Harvard Bass's effort is by my favourite, it's a very stabby house remix with a nice breakdown and drop. I can't get enough of this at the moment...

Drop the Lime - Set Me Free (Harvard Bass Remix)


Keeping in sync with the stabbing, bouncy house vibe. Here's a remix from CrashBleepBang favourite Riva Starr. And once again there's a nice build up and drop into some very bouncy synth stabs

Reekay Garcia - Back To The Beat (Riva Starr Remix)

This next one is very interesting and sure to kick off a crazed gypsy dance-off in whatever situation it's played out in. Balkan Beat Box make the original track, one which Diplo has sampled before, but I just can't remember where. I don't know too much about them, but they are a brass ensemble who play gigs in very exotic places like Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Beer Sheva (I don't know where that is). Anyway, this is a remix by INSPKTR and it's sweet.

Balkan Beat Box - Bulgarian Chicks (INSPKTR Bootleg)

Malente and Dex are up next and following on from the gypsy theme. The German producers who team up quite often, who make some very interesting music have made another very bouncy house tune. They've sampled some gypsy style horns and vocal stabs. Very nice stuff, check out all their stuff, including the Jan Driver Remix of their track Lions, which you can cop over at the brilliant you can call me pelski blog.

Malente & Dex - Gipsy Kings (feat. Analogik)

I posted the Noob and Brodinksi collaboration Peanut Club a while back. Here's the Momma's Boy Remix. As I've said before, eyes open for Sound Pelligrino releases they tend to be very sick.

Noob & Brodinski - Peanuts Club (Momma's Boy Remix)

This is one that's been on quite heavy rotation on the blogs. So admittedly i'm quite late posting this one up, but I couldn't give fuck really. Dubbel Dutch has consistently made tunes that I like, remixing people's tunes and making his own. He is definitely a favourite of mine, although I do tend to use that word a bit too much. This one is a remix of Daniel Haaksman, I like the percussion in the beat and the nice warped vocal samples, very good work.

Daniel Haaksman - Kid Conga feat. MC Miltinho (Dubbel Dutch Remix)


This next one made me very happy when I heard it for the first time. Trust me this is not what you expect, but You will recognize almost instantly where the sample was used and by who and for what song.

Najat Aatabou - Just Tell Me The Truth


So I hope i've collected together a nice little group of tunes for you to all bounce around to. Hope you enjoy em

jossa

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

On a quiet tip

I'm a big fan of 16 Bit's work. They shocked everyone when they released Chainsaw Calligraphy, possibly one of the filthiest and yet most inventive dubstep tunes around. And since then they have been making some big tracks. Check out Cobra if you haven't heard it already it's a tidy bit of production featuring some sweet sitar samples at the beginning.

I got my hands on these a couple of days ago and was once again shocked to find that these boys have started producing more chilled out stuff, I'm loving the more chilled vibe at the moment. So it's out with the chainsaw samples, in with the garage style samples and a less aggressive beat.

16 Bit - Twice

16 Bit - Shallow

top stuff from the West Londoners. Try and catch them live, they put on a good show. And be sure to show them love on both Myspace and Beatport....

Jossa x

Thats Far Too Loud






'Shaizerpoopen' was what I said the first time I heard the drop on this song. It can only be 'Dancefloor Destroyer' by Far Too Loud. Breaks is absolutely incredibly energetic and fun and I can't understand why it's not more popular. This tune epitomizes that energy taking a well known Classical tune and making it Bass heavy. It can seem get quite repetitive after the drop BUT it builds and builds until a mighty booooooooossssshhhh, in the 4 min mark. Anyway it certainly does what it titles implies, enjoy fucking loud;

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Good Dub Son


Soulful and technically prolific is the worlds I choose to describe Donnie Dubson. I've been a fan for a while now since I heard 'Everywhere' and he's just released a new EP. You'll like him if you like soulful Drum & Bass producers like Utah Jazz then you'll definitely like this. You'll actually like him if you like Drum & Bass in general. You'll probably like him if you don't even like D 'n B. Anyway please enjoy and check out his myspace here;

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Remix time


Remixing is what I love allot. Making songs more accessible to people who are genre bound is a great thing. The remixes I'm gonna are offer are thus of very very big tunes.
First up is a remix of 2pac's 'Do For Love'. The original is one of Pac's best songs and the remix is too. It starts of with original rhythm with a D n' B beat. When the lyrics hit in the true beauty of the song emerges.

'Teardrops' is by many seen as an untouchable song. It is basically perfect. I do though welcome a fresh remix and Mad Professor has done just that. My mate Oli got me onto it and I thank him for it. It's a dubby little version that doesn't take much away but I reckon if you like that Florence and the Machine remix then you'll enjoy this.
Anyway enjoy the tunes, I also put in the greatest remix of a Jay-Z classic that you might or might not know, please enjoy them all;



Wu-Tang


If anyone asked me previous to getting hold of this album whether Wu-Tang Clan could be remixed I would have probably said no. Now I'm offended it's not been done before. I especially like Method Man, RZA & Masta Killa and their voices suit perfectly the dark levels that Dubstep can take you to. Anyway I'll give you two tunes as a little teaser to the album but it is seriously worth buying.

First up is a remix by Soroka a Brooklyn based DJ. The tune has a nice orchestral and wobbly start up until the two minute mark. Then the lyrics of GZA and Ghostface get dropped in. Dark but pretty sublime.
The Next remix is by big boys Baobinga & I'D. This tune puts more emphasis on Method Mans lyrics with a raw low end wobble.
Even if you do not like either of these two be sure to check out the album, it's got remixes by DZ, Stenchman and Scuba. I personally love this Hip-Hop/ Dubstep cross over.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Play Doe Dub Attack


We've got a handfull of hefty dubplates for you today, All differing in their style and production...

The man from Bristol who can do no wrong, Joker, teams up with Rustie on this one. Bringing you a tune that is brimming over with the funky style that we've come to expect from their production. It's not really grime, it's not really dubstep, it's just Joker.....

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I love Zomby's production it tends to be quite trippy. With a strong techy/psychedelic feel. But what I love the most about him is his use of old school beats. This remix has a wicked old school rave style beat over the bleepy synths; Lovely stuff....

The Brown Acid - Try Humanity (Zomby's Vitamin E Remix)

Skream, he needs no introduction. He's gone on a wobble tip with this track. I love the dubby sampling at the beginning, need to look for the original track...

Uzul Prod - Rumble inna Station (Skream Remix)

Remember Sidney Samson's bleepy electro house tune Riverside? Of course you do it's still being rinsed in clubs all over the place. Breakage goes at this one, bringing in a very nice beat and chopping up the original synth hook so it's not quite so annoying...this is huge!

Sidney Samson - Riverside (Breakage Remix)


booooooooooooooooom

enjoy x

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

From Russia with Love


Russian electro house producer Polymorphic has recently released a new ep. If you like your tunes dark and dirty with lots of distorted synths, then this is your man. He remixed Proxy's supreme banger Raven last year to great effect. This is definitely not for the feint of heart though, very very filthy stuff....

The ep is available to buy on beatport

Polymorphic - Scream


Polymorphic - Rock On

Keeping in touch with the Russian feel I'm going to post something that's been around a while, I can't really describe in words how much I love this tune...Proxy is genius

Moby - I Love To Move In Here (Proxy Remix)

enjoy the tracks, and keep an eye out for future Polymorphic productions, if Proxy's success is anything to go by then I feel Polymorphic could go far too. This distorted warped brand of electro house hits you hard...

jossa x

Friday, 6 November 2009

Croz in the mix



Got a nice mix for you now from a young dj called Croz. Based in Bristol and London, he tends to play more filthy electro and electro house in his sets, but he has an wide, interesting and varied taste in tunes. He's just started a residency slots at Bristol club nights called Bed and Kitsch and is playing at lots of house parties. Be sure to download this mix it's full of beastly tunes, expect more stuff from Croz in the future...

Croz - October Mix (Crash Bleep Bang)

Tracklistng:

Put Your Hands On Me (Solo Remix) - Crookers
Fix Your Accent - Fake Blood
Save Us - Original Mix - Nadastrom
Pobum Coco (Sharkslayer Bass Dub) - Daniel Haaksman
Beat That Bird - Justin Martin & Claude VonStroke
Bonkers - (Soulwax' David Dewaele Remix Croz Extended) - Dizzee Rascal
Faces 'Uch - Popof
Bangkok - Original Mix (Croz Edit) - Boris Dlugosch
This is Sick (Riva Starr Re-chunk) - Solid Groove
Sleep Deprivation (12" Version) - Simian Mobile Disco
Silvia - Miike Snow

My personal favourites in this mix are the Popof tune Faces 'Uch and the Sharkslayer mix of Daniel Haaksman and in particular the Riva Starr remix of Solid Groove...which are up for download individually too

enjoy x

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Talen Riddims


Easy, so I got some mail from Mouthwatering Records, a label based in Switzerland. They sent over tracks from one of their artists called Talen. Two Djs and producers also from Switzerland. They've recently got played on Radio 1 from Mary Anne Hobbs.

They are on a hip hop/club/dancehall tip, and have teamed up with the legendary Cutty Ranks and Sizzla both of whom spit on tracks on their forthcoming EP.

Mouthwatering Records had this to say on the EP and track

"Kingston Book is Talen’s debut EP release and features Jamaican danehall heroes Sizzla and Cutty Ranks, with remixes by Stereotyp and Markus Kienzl. Talen is 2 DJ’s and 2 Producers based in Winterthur Switzerland. This is the 'The Vibes' - A Sizzla Tale; A mighty, yet playful, beat. Sizzla loved what he heard, and Talen loved what he did on the microphone. The song could not be better named than the vibes. Rock’n’Roll in a Dancehall costume, or rather vice-versa? Doesn’t matter – as long as the vibe is right."


Here is the track, full quality!

Talen - The Vibes - A Sizzla Tale

If you like the track, go and buy the EP, it's full of other juicy riddims. I reckon fans of Major Lazor might enjoy these guys a lot. And if anyone likes a good bit of dancehall/reggae MC-ing then they will definitely be a fan. Download the Kingston Book session mix here as well the tracklist is here..... tracklist

Keep an eye on these guys, could get very interesting

Jossa x

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

User friendly


You always need songs that can appeal to people from different musical tastes. Here's a couple of tunes that do do that.

Everyone seems to love a bit of Rusko. The majority of people like him, bar the Dubstep purists. He's done a remix of that new Basement Jaxx and Sam Sparro tune 'feelings'. I find the original a tad boring. This mix makes it accessible on a night out. Perfect for a student dj at a pretty good student night. No matter what it doesn't innovate or give us anything new but it is enjoyable. Make up your own mind.

Eryka Badu is a popular one and I have a nice, but oldish, remix of one of his tunes. It's a soul infused house number. Fun and glitchy it's also a very accessible song. It's by a bloke called Seiji who I don't know much about. All I know is that he's from London and has made a stripped done ghetto house tune that is pretty darn enjoyable.

Hope you enjoy both the tunes and whoever is in London I suspect will be watching 16Bit right now. I'll let you all know how Joker goes on friday x


Breaking News!!!!


If you haven't heard of Breaking News it's probably because they're Russian. If you have then you know your breaks and you most probably have heard of the tune 'Rush Hour' and Quadrat Beats remix of it. Well the russian triumvirate have released a new EP called 'Ya Booty'. On that release there is a particular remix that takes my fancy, and thats by the east Russian BreakZhead.
They turn the tune from a 'same-old-same-old' breaks tune into a relaxed but upbeat melody. It's Stingesque in many ways. I personally enjoy it's happy but sober bassline. Anyway hope you enjoy it and download as much Russian shit as you can get your hands on;

Sunday, 1 November 2009

November, Tunes to keep you warm on the cold nights


November has dawned. The days are getting darker and the nights are getting colder. How about some songs to keep you moving on them bleak chilly nights.

Most people feel that remixing a Daft Punk tune is a bit like going to a Coldplay concert on ecstasy; It's pointless, you feel like you're gonna be sick and you're never gonna come up. This remix though is pretty darn good. Housey, Dubsteppy and bouncy make it fun and filthy at the same time. Make up your own mind about it but I find it f-ing enjoyable;


Dirty dirty dirty is what comes to mind when listening to Passive & Aggressive. Check their myspace for their 'Block, Rockin Beats' remix it's pretty sick. Back onto this track it's a filthy wobbly little number. Best for a party, preferably big speakers;


Me and Joss don't like to talk too much about La Roux, we find her voice a bit over-rated (and a bit annoying). We do both like Boy 8-bit though. He's done a nice little remix of, Quicksand, which may not have heard before. He transforms the tune from Electro pop into a rumbling tech-house melody. It's epic but quite chilled. Make of it what you will;


I think Emalkay is one of the best Dubstep producers of this year. This remix will probably convert you if you already don't love him. It's a remix of Adam Freeland who is very pro people remixing his material. Emalkay keeps the vocals but gives it some nice little wobbles. He doesn't over complicate and the results are pretty amazing. I also thought I'd put one of my favorite Freeland remixes with it as well. The tune is absolutely sublime, simple but beautiful;


Last a remix from everyone's favorite remixer, NumberNin6. His remix of Breathe has been played up and down the country at almost every Dubstep or Breakbeat night. This remix is of Rob Sparx's new tune 'What You Gonna Do'. Like Breathe this is a BIG tune. Grotty, Grimey, Filthy, call it what you will but it's a proper big sound system production. Go mental for this one;

Friday, 30 October 2009

Back from the motherland

This has been in the pipeline for a while now...but its finally dropped



this is such a huge track, he's back with the electro and techno mashup with the signature dark thrashing synths and some lovely eastern style samples, Proxy really does kill it....

jossa x

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Alix Perez, leading the way for Drum & Bass Albums


People over the past 2 years have slated Drum & Bass. I think it's because people think D n' B is Liquid and that is it. They are of course fools and have not been paying attention to artists like Freq Nasty, Commix, Utah Jazz and Friction who have been keeping the scene fresh. I think it's time people started getting back into the scene. The best person to lead the way is Alix Perez.
You may or may not know this but he very recently released an album entitled '1984'. It truly is a thoughtful album and one that unveils a raw bleakness to the genre. This is not a bad thing and instead turns the album into an instant classic.
Buy it instantly but because I'm nice here's a preview of a couple of the tunes, much love;

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Introducing: The Living Graham Bond


Hello all

So this isn't the first time we've mentioned TLGB aka The Living Graham Bond on this blog, but we thought as he's got an upcoming release it's time to give shouts in the appropriate direction. The man himself has given out a promo mixtape with some of his future original material on it. It's got some wicked othere stuff on it as well, the Justin Martin remix at the end is a banging bouncy tech house

Here it is

"The Incredibly Soft Mixtape"


and here is the tracklist

1. Tonka - Jack Track (TLGBs Little Fiddle)
2. TLGB - Incredibly Soft
3. Savage Skulls - Flabanco
4. Renaissance Man – Canto Della Kalimba (Bootcut Edit)
5. TLGB - Drinkies
6. Drums Of Death - Got Yr Thing (Jesse Rose & Oliver $ Dub)
7. Brodinski & Mumdance - Eurostarr (Zombie Disco Squad Remix)
8. TLGB - Ransom
9. Tim Green - Revox (Justin Martin Remix)

I'm really excited about this forthcoming release, he's an exciting new talent. Some people have dubbed him the new Fake Blood, although I don't really believe in doing this. It's similar to when a new young Argentine footballer breaks through everyone labels him the new Marradonna, they're always different. He's different from Fake Blood. There is a more melodic style to his production.

He's already done some big gigs, playing the last Chew The Fat at the Arches. And he has got plenty more on the cards in the future. I'm going to see him at Curriculum tomorrow night at Corsica Studios, come on down for this one, Riva Starr is on the bill too...

He's had support from some big players too. Kissy Sell Out has played him out Radio 1 as did Major Lazer, when they dropped his remix of Olive into their essential mix. When you are getting plays from the likes of Diplo and Switch you can't be doing much wrong...

Anyway, the e.p. drops on the 2nd of November, go out and buy it...

easy
Jossa x

Monday, 26 October 2009

xx remix florence



I had to put this one up, loving it too much right now.....The xx really hit the spot with this one, there's some bone chillingly good sounds throughout the whole song. They've gone all two step on it and given it an old school garage vibe

Florence + The Machine - You've Got The Love (The xx Remix)


Enjoy this one, it's special
x

Zeds Dead

Easy everybody
Sorry about the lack of posts, been very busy with uni work. I recently got sent a nice little package of tunes from Canadian producers Zeds Dead. Their production is very good I really like it, it's heavy stuff, some of their dubstep stuff reminds me of 16bit or Tek-One. You may already know them from the Barletta remix they did which went out on blogs like Hush House. They are pretty fresh on the scene and unfortunately they don't have any dates booked for Europe, soon hopefully. Anyway here are the tunes...

Fenech Soler - LA Love (Zeds Dead Remix)

Blue Foundation - Eyes On Fire (Zeds Dead Remix)


Sublime - Doin Time (Zeds Dead Summer Grime Remix)

Radiohead - Pyramid Song (Zeds Dead Illuminati Remix)



There are some serious drops on all of these tracks. Personally my favourite is the Sublime remix, I like the voice samples a lot and of course it's got the trademark big drop.

They also sent me over some of their original production, this one is a bouncy electro track. Check it out it's pretty sick

Zeds Dead - Journey of a Lifetime

There will be some more posts coming soon

enjoy x

Grime, Grime and even more grime


Hello folks. I've been limiting myself to one post a week due to dissertation commitments but I thought give you many tunes to play with. I'm sorry but all of this is Dubstep, with a little UK funky at the end but deal with it.

So first up is a tune I got off the Rub-a-dud blog called Ninja Gaiden. By the way this tuesday Dj Zinc will be at the Dub so get down there, it will be sick. Back to the tune, it's got some good voice samples and  is quite uniform in it's makeup. It's really worth listening to it extremely loud because the low-end is pretty darn good. Anyway enjoy it for what it's worth;


Next up is from someone I thought I'd never have to post, Doorly. I've always been wary of listening much to him because I'm a dance music purist. I'm the kinda guy who hates the idea of 'Ibiza rocks' and the mash-up of dance and Indie. I have kept on checking up on him and I do really like this remix. It's a remix of that new Cadbury's advert. It's dark and subtle that doesn't rely on bass to make the song. Make of it what you will;


If you like Aphex twin's too much you may feel this remix destroys the original but this bootleg is pretty epic. Slick at the start and then drops into a grimy little monster. Dance-floor destroyer right here. It's done by a random person, so can't tell you who it is. Iy is though pretty amazing. Pleas enjoy preferably extremely loud;


I've recently re-discovered the delights of 16bit. He can make both dance-floor tunes and chilled Dubbier tunes at the same time. This falls into the first category. The industrial/transformersesque  madness makes this an ideal big-system tune. Please though when you download this go onto youtube and check out all his tunes, pretty awesome stuff;


As an added bonus here's 16bit's incredible toxic


And last up a little bit off the new Giant Pussy Records, Deekline & WIzards new label. Expect very VERY big things from them over the next year.



Thursday, 15 October 2009

Songs for mid-october blues


Nothing really goes on mid-october so though I'd give you some tunes to mull over for a while. Oh also if any of you fools are in the toon head over to Zap at digital this friday to see my homeboy Dandy DJ.

dJ Fresh has released a new tune called 'Hypercaine' which, personally, I feel is quite average. Thankfully Nero lends a helping hand to bring it to a higher standard. It's a builder which heads into a dark and sinful bassline that would be welcome at Cosmic on a tuesday (without all the posers of course). Enjoy it, it is pretty awesome;


Next up is a tune mr Jay Fontaine over at the Dub blog posted by a bloke called Altimeter. It's a positive little number with a dark bassline that Makes a rainy day seem sunny. It's a bit repetitive but it's a slick little production;


Next up a fun and funky tune by none over than soul legends the Brothers Johnson. The original to the tune is amazing but the this little re-dub by some Norwegian bloke called Todd Terje gives it more lift and modernity to it's 'soul'.  Anyway enjoy its funkiness;


Next up an old school tune from garage royalty. You may of heard of m-beat from the Ali-g film, they did that tune 'incredible'. This tune epitomizes the 90's garage and jungle scene, Has Jamaican roots but with big beats and soul samples included. It's a real delight, simple but heavy. If you played this at a rave the roof would be torn off I reckon. Anyway here it is, listen on loud speakers;


The next two songs are too good to give away for free but have a listen and go out and get them. The first one is from the new Modelsektor Body Language Vol. 8 Album. It is actually probably my favourite tune of the past month. It's a real modern garge banger. Good lyrics, sick drops and a fantastic bassline. Please listen and then go out and buy that whole album.


Finally the next sub Focus album has arrived and it is amazing, as predicted. He has created an album of very very little flaws. The tune i'm gonna put up is by far the best. It starts so nice and happy with an uplifting piano solo and then go's into this electro tinged dubstep beat. Real good fun, be prepared to hear tis on many a night out, i hope.

Epic nights equal no work, don't worry though I've got some very heavy tunes for ya


Alright me lover's, I've been away in Manchester for a while and thus have been away from my computer. I ended up seeing some pretty amazing producers and Dj's along my way though which is very lucky for you guys. Not all these are new tune but they are all TUNES, trust me. So enough with the preamble.

I was at the Warehouse Project last saturday for the Ape 4th birthday bash with an incredible myriad of DJ's. Congo Natty was really the only person I could really remember but he was truly amazing. Freq Nasty was there as well who is one of the most unique breakbeat dj's of really my generation. So in honor of that i thought I'd give you one of his bangers, enjoy;


On monday I ended up seeing Deadmau5 in Newcastle. I went into the gig with allot of apprehension though. If you are a fan of Deadmau5 on Facebook you would have realized he has got the most goonish of all fans, always commenting and forever worshipping him. I've also got his new album and to be honest it's boring. It's not as good as his first and has got allot of filler. Even so he did one thing very right on the night, he ended with strobe. So here it is, a shortened edit, for your ears;



Monday, 12 October 2009

New Duplates...



Skream is back! although did he ever go? Everything this young Croydon lad does turns to gold. No wonder big players such as Diplo want to collaborate and play alongside with him, he's class. And he can play alongside anyone and stills kills it, even if it's not a Dubstep orientated night.

I've got two new remixes from him, which he's giving away to all the lucky people out there. Anyone remember a certain La Roux remix he gave away for free just under a year ago? Quite a memorable one!

Bat For Lashes - Pearls Dream (Skream's Pour Another Glass of Champers Remix)

Chromeo - Night By Night (Skream Remix)

This is a pretty new producuer called Altimeter, who normally produces more chilled out dubstep, but he's gone for some wobbly stuff here, loving the vocal samples in this one...

Altimeter - Yout Man

James Blake is another one who is set to rip up the scene. He's an interesting producer as he comes from a very musical background, he plays the piano at a ridiculous grade and has composed pieces of classical music. He's from and based in Scotland so if you in Edinburgh try and catch him. Can't put out his tunes on the blog but have a listen to this youtube clip of Air and Lack Thereof and buy his e.p. if you like it, he is on Untold's label Hemlock

I think this tune is stunning, very experimental but could fit in being played out to dancefloor



Enjoy the tracks x

Monday, 5 October 2009

Your Ears Will Be Black And Blue


Continuing a little bit with the Scandinavian theme now, got some Miike Snow remixes to post. Black and Blue is the latest of his stuff to get the attention, and this time from more than one big producer. England's very own Radio1 rascals Jaymo & Andy George give it a good working over, as does Turbo head honcho Tiga. The other remix is by newcomers Savage Skulls, I assume their pretty new anyway, don't know that much about them apart from that they are from Sweden like Miike Snow, and that Lee Mortimer has been sniffing around wanting to sign them on his label Dubsided, hardly surprising really, judging by this remix their is plenty of good stuff to come out of them...go on Lee

Miike Snow - Black and Blue (Tiga Remix)



Miike Snow - Black and Blue (Jaymo & Andy George Remix)


Miike Snow - Black and Blue (Savage Skulls Remix)
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Also I have to throw these two tracks into the pot, because they are too good

Simian Mobile Disco - Cruel Intentions (Joker Remix)

This is big on a new level, Joker is killing it, he is really set for big things, with his own signature sound.

And last up, a remix from AC Slater who has done remixes in the past that I love. This one is a wobbler, no surprise there though it's got a big drop listen to it on good speakers or headphones...

Juiceboxxx - 100mph (AC Slater Remix)

found these last two over at the Hush House blog, so shouts to the hush family...

enjoy x

I'm back, and I got some good bootleg's


I'm sorry I've not been posting for a while but all my google accounts were mysteriously deleted. But anyway I'm back and ready to deliver some fantastic tunes. I got two bootleg's to start with. Both of tunes that you'll recognise.

So firstly is a song you'll know if you've watched Live & Let Die, the James Bond film. An absolute beauty of song made by Paul McCartney it's a true tune without having to be remixed. The remix makes it accessible to the D n' B audience and turns into a tune worth dropping at a house party. It keeps the original intro, which is what I love about it, but then goes into the epic chorus before turning into a rough and ready Drum & Bass monster. Well anyway here it is for you little terrors;




Next up is a daft punk Bootleg of 'One More Time'. It's very hard to remix Daft Punk due to how perfect and accessible to a wide audience their tunes are. But this remix is nice. It's not perfect but It's enjoyable, also could be dropped to a pretty willing audience. Anyway here it is and just wait for the 5 min mark;


Sunday, 4 October 2009

Andycapped


Got a little something from Scandinavia for you now. I found out about this guy off the wonderful Data Sapiens blog his name is Andycap and he makes some lovely house beats. Have a look at his myspace , there is lots of good stuff on there and you can check forthcoming releases etc....

First up here's a remix he did of Steve Angello of the Swedish House Mafia, it's got big club tune written all over it.

Steve Angello - Tivoli (Andycap Remix)

Next two tracks are Andycaps own...

Andycap - Korma

Andycap - Hackett


Exciting producer, definitely one to watch

x

Friday, 2 October 2009

Jack Beats Magic


Florence and the Machine, she's all the rage right now. Her debut album was nominated for the Mercury Prize. She has got a great voice, and dj's and producers have definitely taken that into account. Boy 8 Bit's remix of Drumming Song is a big tune, getting plays from everyone all over the place. Time for these two lads.....



to work their wobbly magic once more, this is not their heaviest of remixes but by no means is it not their finest hour. Their sound has evolved a bit recently. This remix is not straight up in your face "fidget" house like previous remixes, but it's still brilliant, even better dare I say....

Florence and the Machine - Drumming Song (Jack Beats Remix)


Lovely stuff, if it's wobbles you love, get a copy of the UFO ep...it's a must have for "fidget" house fiends

enjoy x

Monday, 28 September 2009

London is banging



A lot of my friends go to university up north in places like Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and Newcastle. Gus is a perfect example of one of these jebends, joking! Every time i've visited these Northern cities i've enjoyed myself immensely although I still haven't found the time to hit up Manc but all in good time....Me and Gus were discussing lineups of various nights and what they had to offer in different cities across the isle, obviously we have a slight almost un-noticeable Newcastle-London beef when we talk about these things but that's understandable right? Well anyway in the last week I've seen some unbelievably good stuff in the Big Smoke. A real mash up of genres and some of the top dj's in their respective games.

Although when i've been before i've not enjoyed North London club the Egg, the night I went to would have been hard not to enjoy for anyone who is liking the emergence of the tech-house as a big genre. The two labels to watch out for were both showcasing some huge talent on the night Deadfish and Sound Pellegrino. Renaissance Man, Riva Starr, Mowgli, Solo, Zombie Disco Squad and Round Table Knights all amazing producers and djs. I missed Round Table Knights which is long....to make up for it here's one of my favourite tunes right now....

Crookers feat. Kid Cudi - Embrace The Martian (Round Table Knights Remix)


and here's another from the Knights, remixing Style Of Eye who is also a sick producer...BIG

Style Of Eye - Grounded (Round Table Knights Edit)


Sticking with Deadfish artists here's some from Label founder and generally amazing legendary producer Solo, get them while you can because free Solo tunes won't be around long....ya get me?

Layo & Bushwacka - Love Story (Solo Bootyleg)

Solo - Joga Bola

Solo - Afreaka

Moving on to the Sound Pellegrino artists, Renaissance man are big and getting bigger. Here's a one of theirs that has had remix attention from another of my favourites Riva Starr....

Renaissance Man - What is Guru?

this track is an example of how looping a simple vocal sample can be so effective....

The Gossip - Love Long Distance (Riva Starr Remix Vocal)


and just as a bonus here's a tune that Renaissance Man and Nat Self of Zombie Disco Squad both dropped (found it on curbcrawlers blog today which was a nice surprise)

Siopis - I'm on Miami

I haven't got any ZDS tunes that I would get away with blogging, apart from remixes which have appeared on loads of other blogs so for the purpose of keeping it fresh.....Nada

Seeing all of these at once really helped my cravings for the more minimal side of house. If you get a chance to see any of them take it!

Moving to a completely different ballgame now. FWD is every sunday at Plastic People. If you're a fan of dubstep and in London then I suggest heading there. It's full of true dub heads really but even going once might get you hooked. It was free this sunday and Plastician, Chef and Floating Points were on the bill. Obviously the first two are already big names, Floating Points is less well know but trust me he is a sick producer, his first e.p. entitled Vacuum has just been released on vinyl and it's a beauty of a record, here's a youtube link....



Plastician and Chef both played sets packed full of heavy dubplates, memorable tracks include the huge Emalkay tune When I Look At You, which is an absolutely massive track, which you will surely have heard if you've seen a dubstep dj in the last 2 months or so.....



Plastician finished of the night with Intensive Snare featuring Skepta on the mic, grimey stuff.....



All in all a pretty good week of music in old London town, and it has more to offer with this week with new nights starting up all over the place. Jaymo and Andy George's highly successful Lincoln night Moda comes to London with Jack Beats playing the launch party. And new night called Some Night starts at The End (I refuse to call it The Den, I loved that club too much, and would quite like to slap the idiot who decided to just change the letters round instead of giving it a new name.) Anyway A1 Bassline plays the launch night as do Stenchman and Suhk Knight it's going to be huge....

Will have some nice posts coming up soon, hope you like the blog at the moment, can't seem to get rid of the second floating points youtube box sorry about that...keep it checking for new posts

Safe x

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Some Example remixes that haven't be blogged as of yet that are pretty awesome


Firstly I'd like to say that I think Example has been one of my favorite artists since I saw him about 3-4 ears ago supporting Plan-B in Shepherds Bush. So I'm happy he's getting allot more popular. Although I do fear for his future as with other rappers who follow the dance scene. Look at what has happened to Dizzee, started as an amazing grime MC and now cocky self confessed pop star. They are completely different of course, partly due to the fact that Example is a West London boy and thus pretty awesome already.

Anyway enough of the rant onto the remixes. The first one up is a remix by Moam. I have no idea who Moam is but the remix is making waves in the trance community. This is due to Tiesto dropping it at Privilege in Ibiza this summer, so it could be one of his alias's. I personally like it. I know people are wary of Trance but those people normally are pretentious idiots who don't understand that music is music and should not be constrained due to the perceptions of a genre. Anyway listen to it and enjoy it, hopefully;


Next up is a remix by an Electro outfit called 'Devil's gun'. Thye're from the UK but that's all about I know, check their myspace here. I really enjoyed this remix. It's tinged with just the right amount of Electro. Pretty epic as well. Anyway enjoy it fools;

Friday, 25 September 2009

Camo & Krooked are breathtaking


September is looking like an absolutely awesome month for D n' B.The best of this month are really Camo & Krooked. I recently discovered them thanks to DirtyPhonics. They're Austrian and seem to be part of the new wave of D n' B producers coming from Europe who are really bringing back allot of energy to the scene.

 The tune is called 'Skyline' and by god it's a beauty. It's a preview but when It comes out I recommend everyone to buy it. It's got a Euphoric & scientific beauty to it that makes it simply unique. Anyway here it is;



Next up is another Camo & Krooked tune. The Black Eyed Peas have got a remix competition going at the moment on beatport. It's for their, ultimately, annoying song 'I got  a feeling'. Anyway hope you enjoy it;



Anyway hope you enjoy the tunes because they're awesome. Try their myspace as well, trust me it's worth it.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

How about some of the grimiest dubstep ever heard?


I'm now back up in the toon and feeling already pretty dirty so why not make the most of it eh. So I recently came into possession of some extremely filthy Dubstep & by god you're gonna enjoy it. So first up is a bloke called Trolley Snatcha. He released an EP the other week which is pretty exciting.

 My favorite tune from it is 'Scattah' although 'the future also being fantastic. The 'Future' gives the impression of a frog walking down a highway (you'll understand it when you hear it). While 'Scattah' is more industrial & in some ways darker, it also has more step to it than 'future'. Anyway thought I'd give you my favorite tune but do try & buy the EP, it's worth it;


Next up is new tune from the breakbeat legend Ed Solo. Ed Solo has been one of my favorite Breaks DJ's for absolutely ages but I hadn't really delved into his Dubstep productions that (I didn't actually know that he produced Dubstep). But he's been releasing stuff on Sludge records for a while now. Sludge records always seem to deliver grimy little tunes so was excited when I can across this JFB & Ed Solo release.
 
The tune is called Egyptian horns, and to be honest when I first heard the title I thought of some cheesy funky house horns being used. Instead you have these quite dark & amassing tones with a very deep deep bass.  It's the kind of tune that could be worked into a Film like 'shifty' or a similar one of UK origin. Anyway I hope you enjoy but also check out his other stuff on Sludge plus his stuff done with Deekline, Wizard, & Skool of Thought;

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Xtatic Truth Remixes

Xtatic Truth has been one of the biggest songs of the summer and has received remix attention from some great artists. Here's the original track....

Crystal Fighters - Xtatic Truth

L-Vis 1990 regularly churns out remixes of the biggest tunes. This one of Xtatic Truth is good, it's got a funky feel to it. Check out L-Vis 1990 writing on the curbcrawlers blog he has a vast knowledge of music and posts some excellent tracks....

Crystal Fighters - Xtatic Truth (L-Viss 1990 Remix)

Renaissance Man one of my favourite artists on one of my favourite labels. Quite a similar housey feel to this remix but with less of the bongos. Not Renaissance Man's finest work but still pretty sick....

Crystal Fighters - Xtatic Truth (Renaissance Man Remix)

Always save the best to last I say. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, I don't know a lot about them apart from that they are from london and have a pretty stupidly long name which is very annoying to type. This is a very special remix though, It's got a nice delayed drop and will surely be played out by djs for some time to come.

Crystal Fighters - Xtatic Truth (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix)

Shouts out to youcancallmepelski boys for posting the T.E.E.D remix.

Safe x

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Omen

Bonsoir
Just a quick one, loving this at the moment

Aspin & Dipace vs. Mojax - Omen's On Fire

Raaaaaaaaaar what a drop, more big ones coming soon, maybe even some exclusives stay tuned

Friday, 18 September 2009

Mid september tunes, they are pretty massive!


Hello fools, hope all is well. Am about to back to uni so thought I'd give you  a little taster of some new tunes that I'm listening to at the moment. Also if any of you are gonna be in Newcastle then be sure to go to Rub-a-dub-dubb on tuesday. Also by the way clock Kanye being an utter douche bag at the VMA's and Obama's reaction on my facebook page, so so joke. Anyway so to the tunes.

First up is a drum & Bassey/ Breaks tune I really like & came across only a day ago. They one the Drum & Bass newcomer awards this year so are very very big and there's certainley allot more to come. They're parisian DJ's & an Mc called Youngster. What I like about the tune is the electro/breaksey feel t ti and the raw energy. This energy can be seen on their live sets. I've posted a little vid of their live set & it looks really awesome, I like how they drop A1 rock it at the end anyway enjoy.



Next up I thought I'd tell you that Logistics is back!!!!!! And my god he's as good as he's always been. He's
released a new album called Crash, Bang, Wallop. It's got some of his old material but some new tunes as well
and by god they're good. 'Transporter' is amongst my favorites as well as 'Platinum'. What I love about Logistics
is how chilled out his tune can be & then at the same time can destroy any dance floor. I saw him last about 2
years ago at fabric & it's definitely worth seeing him at any opportunity. Anyway thought I'd give you one of
the best from the album, please enjoy, it's a classic by the way but a really fantastic edit of it;


Breaks is amazingly fun & don't understand why more people don't love it. It's almost the modern version of
Soul. Anyway I picked up this real wicked new compilation album called 'evolved Breaks'. It deals with the
euphoric side of breaks. Anyway there is one tune on it which I find absolutely beautiful. Starts off really
Trancey. It then heads into a nice little beat that builds & builds until BOOOSSHH, some real beautiful
lyrics. It's not a club banger but a real real treat. I really hope you enjoy it;


Anyway hope you enjoy these tunes. Have an absolutely fantastic weekend!!!! x



Thursday, 17 September 2009

You Have Been Bestivaled.......Again

Whatagwan People
BESTIVAL!!! can't begin to explain how much I love that festival, this years did not disappoint. Those of you who went will know just how good it was, the weather alone was incredible. Such a friendly crowd of like minded people all giggling away in the sun during the day and skanking their bodies to oblivion at night.

Personally this was the 3rd year in a row i've been and I found that this year was the year of discovery. I don't think that I could pin point one standout highlight, so i'm going to post songs from the various the multiple high points of the festival...

Metronomy....I am in love with this band, they played on the first day, and were absolutely incredible

Metronomy - Radio Ladio

Golden Silvers were good too, nice sort of glammy funky pop stuff from them. They played early on the second day and although I wasn't the biggest fan before I saw them I was converted slightly.

Golden Silvers - True Romance

This year there was a lot of good dubstep on the bill. Caspa, Joker, Appleblim, Reso, Skream etc. I made a few sacrifices by missing a few of these acts because they are easily seen in clubs all over the country. I saw Caspa though and he was sick though mainly because of MC Azlan who is a true joker - "make some noise for Caspa, the friendliest ghost in town". Although I didn't hear this tune being dropped I would love to think that one of the more minimal dubstep djs on the bill might have dropped it, you can't see everyone though can you!

Pinch - Moition Sickness

We've already mentioned Christian A1 Bassline on the blog before because we love him. But he always deserves another mention. His set in the hidden disco was too quiet for some reason which was a bit sad really because he was killing it as usual.

Buraka Som Sistema - IC19 (A1 Bassline Remix)

On saturday night Mad Decent Soundsystem took over the biggest indoor tent. If I try talking about how good that 4 hours was I start to get too excited and mumble like an idiot. Basically Thomas Wesley Pentz better know as Diplo had that tent locked down and made it his own. It was like a festival within a festival, there was a carnival atmosphere all over the place. Major Lazor, Buraka Som Sistema, Boy 8 Bit and Diplo all did sets that just blew everyone away and it quenched my thirst for some ethnic rhythms and beats and got everyone skanking like they were in a Jamaican dance hall or an Luandan back street. I couldn't even drag myself away to go and see what will probably be a historic one off performance by Kraftwerk, Diplo owned it....

Buraka Som Sistema -
Kalemba (Wegue Wegue) feat. Pongo Love

Florence and the Machine -
Drumming Song (Boy 8-Bit Remix)

Laidback Luke and Diplo - Hey! (L-Vis 1990 Remix)



I'm banging on a bit now, and could go on for longer, so here's the last bit. Late on saturday night after my mind had been blown by the Mad Decent crew, we stumbled upon a tiny tent called the astronaut academy. We had to crawl through a tunnel to get into which wasn't the most desirable of activities at the time, but what was at the end of the tunnel was a surprise that only bestival could conjour up. I saw one of the most diverse dj sets i've ever seen. The guy was killing it in every way mixing up genres all over the place. I never found out what he was called but he had a beard, that's all I know.....imagine one second you've got a classic from the human league, then a wobbler from crookers, then a deep tech house tune from laidback luke and a trak and then a classic police song remixed into distorted electro weapon, It was amazing, a true discovery.....

The Human League - Don't You Want Me (Morsy Mix)

The Police - Roxanne (DiscoTech Remix)

and this one... if you don't know it already, kill yourself you have no hope of a happy life left, it's a get out jail free card for djs but who cares?

New Order - Blue Monday

I can't post music from bands like Fleet Foxes but they were amazing too as were soulwax, 2 many dj's etc.

If you went I hope you had a much fun as me and my friends did. If you didn't go book your ticket for next year, it will never disappoint, it aint called best ival for no reason.....

safe x