Friday, 17 December 2010

Top 50 tracks of the year

1. James Blake - CMYK
Arguably the most introspective and talented producer in the UK Bass scene at the moment. A massive 2011 lies ahead. This was a true highlight......."look I found her, red coat"



2. Four Tet - Love Cry
You can easily run out of words for Kieran Hebden's work. This was the best track from the album There is Love In You


3. Tensnake - Coma Cat
Overplayed perhaps, but it doesn't matter when you don't mind hearing it for the thousandth time. A summer classic, impossible to not dance to


4. Dark Sky - Reflex
My favourite track off a strong first ep from the newcomers. This track is finally getting the plays it deserves from big dj's, Modeselektor for example. Only to be listened to with good speakers or headphones to do full justice to a fearsome and yet subtle drop.


5. Caribou - Sun
4 words - The Sound Of Summer


6. Ramadanman - Work Them
Excellent skippy beat and sampling from David Kennedy who has had an amazing 2010.


7. Addison Groove - Footcrab
Some people found it annoying, others loved it. Juke influenced, repetitive vocal samples and genius. It's also amazing trying to watch people dance to this tune (most people look very awkward)


8. T Williams ft. Terri Walker - Heartbeat (Mosca Remix)
A record with a lot of soul and feeling. Terri walker has an amazing voice. Mosca on the buttons to add in the sliding bass.


9. Ramadanman and Midland - Your Words Matter
Shows David kennedy's ability to make amazing music of all genres. Midland is one to watch for 2011. A great house track with a good build up


10. Gil Scott Heron - I'm New Here (Jamie XX Remix)
Anything involving Gil Scott Heron is interesting at least. Jamie's idea to work with him has produced an fantastic album, he is an inventive young producer.

There is no youtube link for this track. Go and buy the release it is well worth it.

11. Pearson Sound - Blanked
A late comer, but it had to be in here purely for the reason that is has the most epic breakdown i've ever heard. It's totally indescribable....David Kennedy once again takes the plaudits.


12. Kyle Hall - Kaychunk
Not normally the speed that the young Detroit producer operates at but it doesn't matter. A lovely swirling synth line.


13. Moody - It's 2 Late For U and Me
Chicago house at it's finest...acid, keys, the works. Very smooth.


14. Mosca - Tilt Shift
Slow and heavy. Mosca is another producer with a big year in front of him.


15. Axel Boman - Purple Drank
Followed the trend of warped vocals this year, but did it better than most.


16. Space Dimension Controller - Transatlantic Landing Bay
Cosmic Space Jazz. I imagine myself flying through space listening to this track, incredible synth lines throughout.


18. Nicolas Jaar - Time For Us
HYPE! young and so, so, so much hype. But this is a good track. Dark and moody.


19. Pariah - The Slump
Brilliant clunky and skipping 2step. The whole Safehouses ep was very impressive.


20. Boogaloo Crew - Vitamins
Amazing stuttered soulful vocal sampling and great bass.

Once again no youtube link, sorry!

21. Endgames - Ecstasy (Jam City Refix)
Stabby, sub bass and some brilliant rave stabs. The unsung release on Night Slugs.


22. Breach - Fatherless
Ben Westbeech's side project. A brilliant bassy tune, always ripped up dance floors with it's buildup and drop into flute loop chaos.


23. Round Table Knights - Calypso
Tropical tech house at it's best. The steel drums create a true carnival vibe when this one gets played out


24. Joy Orbison - The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow
The good stuff one comes to expect of Joy Orbison. Very atmospheric 2step.


25. Ogris Debris - Miezekatze
Very original vocals, impossible not to bop up and down when it's played.


26. Floating Points - People's Potential
Jazzy off kilter track from Sam Sheppard. The Pharmacology student with a penchant for being one of the best underground producers on the Uk scene.


27. Lawrence - Divided (Kassem Mosse Remix)
Deep, shudderingly deep house.


28. Girl Unit - Wut
Very crunk tune, which destroys dance floors everywhere. The most celebrated release from the Night Slugs label who finished off the year with their All Stars Vol.1 Album.


29. The XX - Crystalised (Dark Sky Remix)
The XX had their work remixed by many different people. This is the best of what I think is their best song. Dark Sky took it down the 2step route and came out with one of the most hyped and popular remixes around this year.


30. Quest - Smooth Skin
Smooth, deep and slow dubstep from the Deep Medi Music maestro.


31. Cosmin TRG - Sores of Attraction
Wavering house with soaring synths and bass lines. Shows that the Romanian is capable of creating some real surprises.


32. Caribou - Leave House (Motor City Drum Ensemble)
There are almost too many Caribou remixes, this one has a great bass line, heavy kick drum and tinny snare added to it to give it the MCDE vibe.


33. Mount Kimbie - Carbonated
The best track off the album Carbonated, which was great. Truly a celebration of the raw talent in Uk Bass music.


34. Mano Le Tough - Baby, Let's love (Iron Curtis Remix)
Clap trap drums and infectious bass throughout, a real house track.

No youtube link for the remix so here is the original track....


35. Mosca - Gold Bricks, I See You
The best track off Fabric's Elevator Music Vol.1 Compilation. Superb stabs of bass and vocals well arranged so that the drop is huge. My second favourite breakdown of the year.


36. Untold - Stereo Freeze
Futuristic dark material from Jack Dunning, the man behind one of the best labels.


37. Sbtrkt ft. Sampha - Look At Stars
Sbtrkt's EP with Young Turks is very strong, Sampha's brilliant voice adds so much to this track.


38. Julio Bashmore - The Moth
Lovely wavering house from the Bristolian bad man that is Julio Bashmore. A fine track which featured on Elevator Music Vol.1.


39. Mosca - Square One (Julio Bashmore Remix)
Trademark heavy sub bass and kick drum from Mr Bashmore, he has a fine release on the way in January.


40. Martyn - Left Hander
The new relesase from Dutch master Martyn. Influences from Detroit Techno in this clappy 2 step tune.


41. Doc Daneeka - Hold On
Amazing Mowtown soul samples layered over some uk funky style drums.


42. The 2 Bears - Follow The Bear
A big synth loop, dark vocals. A side project from Hot Chip's guitarist Joe Goddard


43. Lee Foss - You Got Me
Fantastic booty shaking disco house. Hot Creations had a very good year and will continue to make great party music into 2011


44. Mike Monday and Will Saul - Sequence 1
Weighty bass and synth arrangements. Slick buildups and drops all over the place. Testament to the great music released on AUS Music


45. Jackal Youth - Let Me Be
A painfully catchy and infectious track


46. Flying Lotus - Do The Astral Plane
More excellent and highly original material from the man they call Fly Lo. Cosmogramma is a great album


47. Kink - Rachel
The Bulgarian master of all things four to the floor hits again with an infectious slab of disco style synths.


48. Jamie Woon - Night Air
What a talent! Really one to look out for, a brilliantly produced song made even better by Woon's crooning vocals. No wonder Burial wanted to work him, the boy got soul.


49. Maxmillion Dunbar - Girls Dream
Low tempo, souful track with a skippy hip hop beat. His new album is out on Ramp records, worth a listen


50. Solar Bears - Twin Stars (Lone Remix)
A bright talent! Nottingham's finest bring us a fantastic mish mash of styles.



So I hope you enjoy all the tracks! There of course a few that should be fighting for a place in there. No stuff from Roska?? Or Midland's remix of Sun? Can't all make it though....

Please let me know your favourite tracks of the year, let's get some fucking debate going here people...

Jossa x

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Round Table Knights - Album Preview

It's worth mentioning that Round Table Knights have an album coming out on Jesse Rose's label Made to Play. Here is a soundcloud preview that Jackmode just sent to me


It's nice to see some collaboration with Ogris Debris, who was responsible for one of the best tech house tunes of 2010

Download:

Looking forward to it muchly

Jossa x

Ariel - Midland Remix

A free Midland remix is always worth talking about, and thanks to Fact Magazine here we have one. Although I feel it's not his strongest to date, this mix of Ariel by Stateless still breathes out the warm and ambient sound that the young Leeds based producer has become notorious for creating. As i've said before definitely one to keep an eye on. What with the remixes of Caribou and Boards of Canda, the collaboration with Ramadanman and the excellent Change the Game EP, it looks like he's going to have a big 2011...

Download:
Stateless - Ariel (Midland's Inflight Remix) (Link removed by powers that be)

Jossa x

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Things Become Klearer


Krystal Klear is not a producer I had heard of at all until last wednesday. I was up at a ridiculous hour locked into Gilles Peterson's weekly show when he dropped a remix of one of his tracks. The remix happened to be by Hudson Mohawke a producer usually associated with the off kilter hip hop beats that California left field juggernaut Warp Records put out. I liked it a lot and looked into Krystal Klear to learn that he is releasing the orignal and the remix on a 12" for All City Records.

The original is sure to make you throw down a few shapes with it's boogie claps and synths patterns. The Hud Mo remix is not something you would expect, but it's brilliant.

Download:


Jossa x

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Ride With It

As the snow starts to fall outside I turn the heating up a couple of notches and dream of sunnier shores. Christmas is fast approaching, the time to stay indoors and relax amongst and good beat or two. I've chucked together a rather mismatch batch of house and downtempo tunes for your listening and downloading pleasure. Amongst these is Nicolas Jaar's warped remix of Billy Jean a must have for all fans of Jaar's slow and pulsating sound.

Jaar's first full LP should be coming out at the beginning of 2011 so keep eyes peeled. Enjoy the tracks

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Seams

With a background in guitar music and it's production it is no coincidence that James Welch's (Seams) music has the clean and organic feel that so many producers crave to have associated with their music. It helps that he uses a cassette dictaphone to capture field recordings which he then uses in his songs. His release on London based recording label Pictures consists of tracks which use the recordings made over a summer spent in Berlin. If you visit his soundcloud you can have a listen to Nightcycles which uses snippets of sound from a night time bike ride through the city.

He's exciting young producer with a fresh perspective on music production, context is important to him...

“As I don’t write songs with words, recreating moods and experiences is much more what I’m about I guess. There is still a meaning behind the music, it’s just slightly less literal. When people told me they listened to “Nightcycles” when riding their bikes at night, that totally was a win for me.”



Seams makes an interesting strain of electronica and is surely one to be watched...

Jossa x

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Solar Funk


Kyle Hall is now widely known as one of the best young talents in Detroit music. This brilliant slab of shuffling beats, funky synths and warped vocals is testament to that fact. If one were to come up with some kind of over the top genre name for this kind of music it would go along the lines of cosmic jazz funk...


From a Detroit citizen proper, to a German whose name stands as a tribute to the influence that music from the Michigan city has had on him. I've posted many times about Motor City Drum Ensemble but there never seems a point to stop. This young and very talented producer has had countless releases that have blown people away. This remix of Caribou's "Leave House" is deep vocal heavy beauty. A nice heavy bass line and tinny drums are fused together to create what I consider to one of the best remixes of Caribou around.


Danish Kenton Slash Demon had one of the best releases of 2009 in Khattabi. This is a track off a recent release called Sun. Very nice rolling bass line and snappy beat is complimented by great vocals and sampling. Check out their Myspace and the video for this track it's great.


Jossa




Monday, 1 November 2010

Pelski Presents @ Counter Culture

I have not been posting a lot recently. The lack of internet at my flat and the rigours of the 3rd year of university have made it hard to update regularly.

Nevertheless, I have to turn your attention towards this event. It is not to be missed. A stellar line up in an amazing venue just south of the river. Jackmode, the Berlin based booking and management agency have teamed up the Pelski boys to create a night of tribal infused house mayhem.

Room 1: Jackmode
Christian Martin (Turbo / Dirtybird)
Zombie Disco Squad (Made To Play)
Solo(Deadfish)

Room 2: Pelski Presents
Round Table Knights (Made To Play / Dirtybird)
Midland (Aus / Phonica)
Mr Sold Gold & Park Ranger (Trouble Vision)

Booking a ticket in advance would be very wise as the queue will be of the large variety. Here is a link to the Resident Advisor page.

To get a snippet of a taste of what is to be expected from the dj's on the night. Here is Midland's fantastic remix of Caribou and an exclusive mix by the Round Table Knights



Event details: Counter Culture, 7-9 Crucifix Lane,
London Tube station: London Bridge
Saturday November 6th 2010
10.00 til Late

With some amazing dj's and producers on show it will be a great night of bouncy tropical/tribal infused house and tech house.

Make sure you book your ticket and head down, and download the free tunes...

Jossa
x

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Deadfish! Returns



I am excited and happy, while sitting here (taking full advantage of my universities free internet). It's about that time when the Deadfish boys are back. For those of you who went to any of the old Family and Friends nights at Public Life you will surely have experienced the joyful atmosphere and fantastic housey beats on offer. I would like to think that Mowgli and Solo need no introduction at all. The london based Italians have been making fresh tech/house, midget beats since the tail end of 2008. Deadfish has turned into one of the most respected underground record labels in the capital with some very exciting artists on their roster, Camel, Tom Flynn to name a few....


Guaranteed good times at a new venue in Dalston. And what is more this night is FREE ENTRY. It's a bit like christmas has come early really. CHECK FLYER ABOVE FOR DETAILS......




Absolute classic bouncer from Solo


Make sure you make it down...

Jossa



Thursday, 30 September 2010

Midland Fact Mix

Midland is going to blow up at the tail end of this year I feel. A friend and collaborator of Ramadanman, there has already been notable success earlier on in the year when the two released Your Words Matters on AUS. Midland himself then released Play the Game on Phonica Records a brilliant four track ep which really bored out his own sound. Originally he started out dj-ing Drum and Bass around Leeds, but after a self imposed i-pod ban during a holiday he came back to concentrate on making slower music.

He makes brilliant house and techno often with a rigid beat accompanied by vocal samples and snippets. Maybe corresponding to living with Ramadanman or just because of a good knowledge and love of music, there is a striking influence on his music from the deeper, more experimental forms of dubstep.

This mix done for Fact Magazine is bursting full of unreleased goodies from the man himself, including beautiful re workings of Boards of Canada and Caribou. All together a fantastic mix of house, techno and downtempo....he is definitely one to watch out for


1. Boards of Canada – Corsair - Warp (Hyde park field recording)
2. Matthew Dear - Honey - Ghostly International
3. Midland feat. Anywayawana – Hub – Unreleased
4. Al Green – Truth n time – The Right Stuff Records
5. Space Dimension Controller – BBD Alignment – Royal Oak
6. Boards of Canada – Olson – Warp (Midland Re Edit – FACT Version)
7. Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy (Nellee Hooper Instrumental Remix – Midland Rearrangement) – Wild Bunch
8. Ron Deacon – Untitled B2 – Workshop
9. Rainer Trueby – Ayers Rock – White
10. Loot – Dollkraut – Doppelschall Records
11. Washed Out – You’ll see (Midland Re- edit) – Unreleased
12. Roberto Rodruigez – I Got – Forthcoming Fina Records
13. Archie Bronson Outfit – Chunk (6th borough project remix) – Domino
14. El Txef A – She Kissed Me first (Minilogue Hypno Remix) – Forthcoming Hypercolour
15. Mathias Kaden – Kawaba (Dj Koze’s Kosi-san Remix) – Vakant
16. Adultnapper & Big Bully – Low point on high ground – Simple Records
17. Sideshow – Scary Biscuits (John Tejada Remix) – Aus Music
18. Midland – Dead Eyes – Forthcoming This is Music
19. Terrence Dixon (Arnaud Le Texier remix) – Change – Children of Tomorrow
20. Ramadanman & Appleblim – Void 23 – Forthcoming Aus Music
21. Midland – Shelter – Forthcoming Aus Music
22. Kerri Chandler – Fortran (Argys Legendary Bonus Beats) – Deeply Rooted House
23. Caribou – Sun (Midland Remix) – Unreleased

Jossa




Monday, 20 September 2010

Shigeto

If it's Dilla-esque beats you like than Shigeto is the man to look out for. Great similarities can be drawn between the two I feel. At the same time I feel comparisons can be drawn between everybody's favourite Glaswegian, Hudson Mowhawke, and Shigeto. The skipyness of the beats, the use of sampling and beat driven rhythm sections, and the way he layers and textures his production is amazing.

He's signed to Ghostly International and all his work can be found on Beatport. Well worth Checking out...



Jossa

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

PPP

Pelski returns yet again and this time the lineup is bigger and better than any before. The venue has changed to a more intimate space too. The last Pelski Presents night featured a tech house headliner, this time round Pangaea has stepped in to take the reigns.

The young-gun producer is arguably one of the finest purveyors of dubstep from the deeper more skippy end of the spectrum. Memories and Router are still two of my favourite dubstep tracks ever made. His self titled ep has blown everyone away in 2010 and to top it all off he co-runs Hessle Audio with Ben UFO and Ramadanman. Deep, melodic and percussive dubstep/2step is what you should expect to hear from the man.

Pariah's Safehouses ep has been another highlight of 2010. The ep, comprising of a brilliant mixture of 2step tracks with influences across the board has had Pariah rightly tipped for big things. Often in Pariah's production you notice the influence of soulful house and r'n'b even uk funky and detroit house. Memorable productions of his include the brilliantly soulful Orpheus and the skippy bass heavy banger The Slump.


SDUK and CNTRST, RYLSKI and CHARLES DARKLY will also be making appearances on the decks.

8.00 - 2.00 AM
FREE BEFORE 8pm £4 AFTER
OLD QUEEN"S HEAD
44 ESSEX ROAD
N1 8LN

Make sure you head down for what will be a banger of a night!

Jossa


Thursday, 9 September 2010

Coma Catted


One of the biggest tunes of the summer and an instant recognisable classic - Tensnake's Coma Cat has taken it's place amongst some of the greatest songs in dance music. It is inevitable that with such popularity will come mainstream air-time on Radio1 and the like. Nevertheless I don't think this song will reach the pedestal of irritating overkill that songs like Day & Night and Mars currently sit atop. It is a song which results in euphoria in almost room it's played in. Some will think i'm giving it too much, but I genuinely believe it's a classic.

Tensnake is a fantastic producer and I was lucky enough to see him perform a live set at Fabric in the tail end of last year. All melodic and upbeat rhythms and synths, It really is impossible not to tap a foot to his work let alone throw some disco shapes. He is playing at Bestival this week end and I am sure will be just a pleasing to those who go and watch him.

The man hailing from Hamburg in Germany has some more remixes in the pipeline notably of Goldfrapp and Azari & III. No doubt some more original material is on the way too. He has many influences but most importantly he lists the great Herbie Hanncock as one of his main influences, hence the multitude of key tapping madness during his live shows.

Here is a soundcloud link of his various remixes, they are all fantastic.


And because of a lack of posts recently am I going to spoil you by giving out the Round Table Knights Remix of Coma Cat. Round Table Knights have barely put a foot wrong since they burst onto the scene. The Swiss duo tap into that amazing brand of upbeat tech house that no-one can resist at 4 in the morning. Unfortunately the blog would probably be shut down if I gave it away full 320, so a 192 will have to suffice.

Here it is ya'll, different form the original but still brilliant


enjoy the tacks!

Jossa

Sunday, 22 August 2010

It's Time

Big tune from Riva Starr. A great remix of a classic track. Back to his bouncy best in this one.

CAJMERE _PERCOLATOR_(RIVA STARR CUT) 112kbps by Rivastarr

this is worth a watch too....



Jossa x

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Pelski's at Big Chill


Alright, so those of you who went down to Pelski's first night at the Big Chill House in King's Cross will know how sick it was. The combination of a good venue and good line-up is hard to beat. Big Chill is one of the top venues in London, although it does not have the best sound system. It is made up for totally by a friendly easy going crowd, good roof terrace and sick drinks menu.

For the second instalment the Pelski boys have looked to Berlin's legendary Get Physical label for a headliner. The Northern Irish duo Jet Project came up trumps. "The critically acclaimed Jet Project (from Booka Shade's Get Physical) bring the sub-aquatic sounds of dubbed up tech-house"

Second headliner Mackaveli has copped himself a regular spot on the 1's and 2's at Fabric so he must be doing something right. His mixes are a must listen.
"Fabric resident Mackaveli will be turning us over with his usual mix of twisted 2-step and sharp techno cuts"

Support comes in the shape of the Trouble Vision boys Solid Gold & Park Ranger who you can always count on to play the latest and greatest tracks. Pelski contributor Charles Darkly brings things to a close in the early hours.

Full Lineup
JET PROJECT (Get Physical / Get Digital / Beef Records)
MACKAVELI (Fabric)
SOLID GOLD & PARK RANGER(Trouble Vision)
CHARLES DARKLY (Pelski Blog)

Here's some tunes Pelski sent over to give away and to get you in the mood.





Mackaveli's Summer Jam Mix came over in the mail box too



Tracklist
1. Seuil & DOP – Glory Hole w/ MC Creed intro
2. Jamtech Foundation – Too Fast (Julio Bashmore Remix)
3. Mlle Caro, Franck Garcia – Dead Souls (Radio Slave Long Distance Kiss Mix)
4. Gongon – Cactus Banger
5. Round Table Knights – Calypso
6. Gel Abril – Spells of Yoruba
7. Hot City – Another Girl
8. DJ Deeon – Work This M.F
9. Cassie – Me & U (Brenmar Remix)
10. Gongon – I Could Be There
11. Active Mindz – Hobsons Choice (Dub Mix)
12. Deetah – Relax (Bump & Flex Remix)
13. Colours – Hold On (SE22 Remix)
14. Blazin’ Squad feat Elephant Man – Standard Flow (DnD Vocal Remix)
15. DJ EZ – Just Turn It Up

BEST OF ALL IS THIS WHOLE NIGHT IS FREE. SO YOU HAVEN'T GOT AN EXCUSE REALLY.

Make sure you head down. Things kick off at 8 and finish at 3. Take a tube to King's Cross and you are pretty much there.

Link to Facebook page here

Jossa x

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Baobinga mix for Clash Magazine

We like to mix it up at CrashBleepBang giving you a diverse blend of electronic styles. So in contrast to the recent more rigid house posts i'm going out on a more funky broken beat flex today.

Build Records boss Baobinga just sent this mix over. It's full of some serious funky/bass/dubstep. This one should get you in the carnival mood, not too long now for Notting Hill Carnival, it's gonna be huge as always...

"Mix I did for Clash Magazine as part of the promo for the Multiverse 'Dark Matter' compilation, designed to show the sounds I'm feeling and the future direction of my label Build. Exclusive sneak previews of the next two Build releases, and a load of dubs from various badmans" - Baobinga


Big thanks to Baobinga for sending it over

Jossa


Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Jackmode Ting

Berlin booking agency Jackmode just lobbed these into the inbox. Some fresh forward thinking house beats for all to enjoy....

You only have to look at a few of the names on their roster to see why as an agency they command so much respect. They organize the dates for some of the best labels and artists out there....

ACT YO AGE
CAMEL
CHRISTIAN MARTIN
CHUBBY DUBZ
DANIEL HAAKSMAN
IDIOTPROOF
J.PHLIP
JET PROJECT (14th of August headlining our friend Pelski's night at the Big Chill.)
JUSTIN MARTIN
MARTIN BROTHERS
MONKEY SAFARI
OLIVER $
RENAISSANCE MAN
ROUND TABLE KNIGHTS
SOUND PELLEGRINO THERMAL TEAM
WORTHY
YANKEE ZULU
ZOMBIE DISCO SQUAD

quite a list...





Big thanks to Jackmode for the tracks

Jossa x


Tuesday, 3 August 2010

What To Do?

I like to draw your attention to what I think is one of the finest newcomer house tunes i've heard all summer. I know the last post was Zev's forget the world, which is pretty hard to trump. Nevertheless this track from the young Canadian Sean Roman is excellent. I discovered it via one of my favourite blogs Palms Out Sounds so big thanks to them. Pleasing vocal hook and dreamy synths, very nice stuff....


I have a serious back log of stuff that I have been wanting to put out. Some fresher than others, some full quality some not. But almost all are four to the floor and fairly in keeping with the house vibe. So get downloading.........


A new Martin Brothers release get a typically bassy remix from CBB favourite Julio Bashmore. Go and get the whole release it is great and has some sweet remixers.


Tocadisco with the bouncy tech house vibe.


Jamie Jones' sets are full of soulful, deep and sometimes funky/disco house. This remix of Tom Demac is a serious groover.


One of my favourite Solo tunes getting toyed with by the exciting Dutch house/funk producer Rubix. I love the trumpets samples in this one. Those who like it Balkan or Gypsy-esque will be a be a fan of this one.


French label Sound Pellegrino recently gave away a few tracks. This is one of the best from the group they gave away.

In true school dinner fashion i've left the best till last with this post. The slower, deeper and more detroit influenced strain of house music which hits my ears like a fast spreading infection.


Alongside Kyle Hall and Nicolas Jaar, Motor City Drum Ensemble is the one of the finest young producers out there. I personally consider them to be a unorthodox holy trinity of young house producers. MCDE is my favourite though he's beyond talented.


122bpm detroit style monster. I love mixing this tune ever since I heard it on a mix by Mosca.


A lovely minimal tune from Italian Ilario Alicante. Without meaning to sound cheesy this has got the "i'm still awake, fucked and finding dancing difficult at 11am" vibe. Nevertheless a really nice guitar sample. The kind of tune you would expect to here in Ibiza I suppose....


BONUS:


Enjoy the tracks

Jossa x



Monday, 19 July 2010

Nicolas Jaar, 19

Jaar was born in NY, raised in Chile and returned to the apple in his teens. His name is the one on everybody's lips at the moment. As the profile of New York based Wolf + Lamb records increases, so does the hype around Jaar. His frist ever release was with Wolf + Lamb at the tender age of 17, he has recently had a scintillating podcast mix put out via Resident Advisor and he is clearly very clever as he is now studying at one of the US's top Universities. Everything is looking good for the youngster. But is all this hype so necessary?

It is easy to make a fuss about his age, but it's warranted as he is younger than the genre itself and there aren't many young'uns out there. Techno is a genre of ageing veterans. The Beltram's, the Lawler's and the Atkins are not in their prime. Seth Troxler described him as one "of the most talented minds that dance music is about to see develop". A mind heavily influenced by the most famous Chilean in dance music Ricardo Villalobos. It was Villalobos' work which introduced Jaar to techno and since then he has made strides towards becoming a bigger and better producer than the man himself. Jaar has many other influences including Ethiopian Jazz legend Mulatu Astatke and of course a Latin tinge from his time spent in Chile.

One thing can be said of the youngster he produces very forward thinking music, it's not all necessarily very danceable but there are some club classics in his armoury of releases. You can be sure that you will seeing and hearing a lot more of this guy in the future.......




Enjoy the tracks

Jossa
Claude Von Stroke stands out as one of the great names of the electronic music scene. People who don't even listen to techno will have at some point have heard of him or heard his music. Tim Green's remixes of artists like Booka Shade, Cassius and Tiefschwarz have become anthems in the scene too, so only good things can happen when work from the two producers is combined


Jossa x


Saturday, 10 July 2010

Highgrade Disharmonic Orchestra

I was lucky enough to see the first live set that these guys played, at Watergate in Berlin. They worked a truly breathtaking combination of analogue synths and Abelton coupled with cdj's a vinyl mixing to create an amazing live experience. If you get a chance to see these guys then go for it.....


Jossa x

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Bit O Funky

It has been somewhat inactive around these parts recently. I have just returned from a trip to Berlin, a city I always wanted to visit because of the techno scene present everywhere. Let me just say to anyone who has thought of going at any point DO IT! I have never been out in such a nice environment. The city itself is amazing and there is so much to see and do and at night it goes mad. I can safely say Watergate is the best club I have ever been to. Berliners go out on Friday nights and come back on Sunday afternoon...that's how it should be done

Polar opposite to the pounding techno and fresh minimal sound waves one can sample in der fatherland is the unique sound of UK funky. Because it's summer and it's shining it's a good time to whack out some funky vibes and act like snoop and 2 pac in the photo above....




Jossa x

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Night Light


Just an update on ones to watch Dark Sky. The London trio's ep is set to drop very soon, 12th July to be precise. Among the tracks featured on the release will be Reflex. With a very unassuming start, you could be forgiven for thinking this was a more downtempo and laid back song.....not likely, have a listen


XLR8R gave away Night Light as a download, we're passing it on to those who missed out. This should be yet another reason for you to part with some coin when the ep drops. Another unassuming start but into some beautifully worked synths...


BIG TINGS!

jossa x


Wednesday, 23 June 2010

AS WE ENTER

Nas and Damien Marley's collaboration is getting remixed by swathes of producers. Foamo's effort is a nice bass heavy one, a sure fire thing to kick up all kinds of fuss on dance floors this summer.....


The only thing i'd say is that it's a pity that Foamo over uses the siren noise. Anyhow it is still a banger...

Jossa x




Thursday, 17 June 2010

Zero 7 remixed

Julio is back with a tasty remix of Zero 7. Wavering vocals and a thumping beat are the order of the day with this one...altogether very nice stuff from a top producer

Zero 7 - Ghost Symbol (Julio Bashmore Remix) [link removed]

Jossa x

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Baobinga and Cosmin TRG



Loving this right now. Seriously bassy collaborative release from Build Records head honcho Baobinga and Romanian producer Cosmin TRG.....

Baobinga & Cosmin TRG - I Get Ruff by Build Recordings

No wonder it's getting huge love from Mary Anne Hobbs, Drop The Lime and Untold to name but a few

Jossa x

Zed Bias - Biasonic Mixtape 2010

Zed Bias goes on a serious funky tip with this mix. Essential listening for the summer methinks. There are some serious gems in hidden away in here. Badundeng is particular favorite of mine, Altered Natives make an appearance and there is even some Footcrabing....

Zed Bias BIASONIC Mixtape 2010 PT1 by zedbias

1 It was you - Maddslinky
2 Chekere - GP presents Havana cultura - seiji rerub
3 Trouble in the street - Zed Bias and Harmonic 313
4 Bareknuckle - Zed Bias
5 To the leff -Zed Bias
6 Who's green money - Greenmoney ft Mz Bratt
7 Lost on Tenori street - maddslinky
8 Footcrab - Addison Groove
9 Oh my Zipper - Altered Natives
10 Get Get Down - Zed Bias ft Ghost1
11 Badungdeng -Zed Bias Rodney P and fallacy
12 Wait for the fill - Zed Bias ft Inja
13 It's so - omar (Zed Bias remix)
14 Stupid (instrumental) -Redlight
15 Spare Ribz - Roska's Year of the Ox mix
16 Get Close - Zed Bias ft Jenna G
17 Together - Zed Bias
18 Special - Maddslinky (Toddla T remix)
19 Streets of Africa - Funk Butcher
20 it's You - Seiji

Here's El-B's bassy remix of Neighbourhood, unfortunately not full quality to protect the artist...

Zed Bias - Neighbourhood (EL-B Remix)

Riddim!

Jossa x

Sunday, 6 June 2010

BIG CHILL PRESENTS : Summer Festival Warm Up Terrace Party Wednesday 9th June

Those of you who have been to the Big Chill House before will know about it's roof terrace, it's huge. The summer is finally here and as the festival season approaches Big Chill have organized a one off special event with dancehall merchant Toddla T and garage pioneer EL-B spinning beats all evening.

Big Chill have this to say...

"We’ve decided to throw a midweek summer festival warm up party featuring some of our favourite acts performing festival-tinged performances. IT’S FREE TO ALL, we’ll have the BBQ cranked, the tunes a’ rockin’ and the drinks will be flowing.


Helping celebrate these summer-vibes we have Toddla T who’ll be performing a very special dancehall set alongside garage-pioneer El-B who will be dropping by to perform a very special Cumbia set. Word on the street is that his parents own one the UK’s biggest collection of Latin-American ‘Cumbian’ music so prepare to get your groove on as he showcases another side to his sound! Joining the dots we find Big Chill legend Mixmaster Morris , one of the UK’s finest DJs and regular at both Festival and Big Chill London venues. Rounding things off will be the How's My Raving? Summer Soundsystem"




Wednesday 9th, Big Chill House, Pentonville Road, King's Cross
Things kick off at 7.30-12.30


Come down for some serious summer vibes. The beats will be sick, the bbq tasty and the drinks will be flowing.....Pray for the sun

see you there x