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

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...


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


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;


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)


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)


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;