Thursday, 29 April 2010

Strange Brew

Like a lot of students at this time of the year, I'm currently under a lot of pressure from work. Still I've decided to take a bit of time away from the weighty tomes to piece together a small batch of tunes that i've got from other blogs recently which i'm appreciating greatly...

Archie Hamilton's remix of Stardust is hefty bass reworking, fading in the original vocals at each breakdown, nice stuff

Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You (Archie Hamilton's Space Dust Bootleg)

A good 4 to the floor reworking of Lou Reed's classic from Holtoug...

Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side (Holtoug Bootleg)

Doc Daneeka's remix of Sekta's popular club banger, strips down the aggressive synth slabs from the original, adds a more percussive funky beat and keeps Spoek Mathambo's vocals together.

Sekta f. Spoek Mathambo - Peterpan (Doc Daneeka Remix)

Bonus Beat....

MJ Cole's 2 step remix of De La Soul is an absolute beaut. How can you not bust a limb to it?

De La Soul - All Good (Mj Cole Remix)

there will be some more posts on the way soon...

jossa x

Tuesday, 27 April 2010


FAT! Records are back after two years in the wilderness. Foamo aka Kye Gibbon has been quiet by his standards of late. This is a return to form though. Jookie is the new 2 track ep which dropped on monday. Jookie is the a-side and has been getting plays from loads of top players Zinc, Julio Bashmore and Drop the Lime to name a few. Vibeing off the approaching sunny days and festival season Kye has produced two tracks sure to rip up floors and festivals all summer.

"JOOKIE represents a subtle yet decided shift away from the 'bass in your face' approach. Drumline percussion, marching horns and ever-rising synths are underpinned by a growling bassline. The drop recalls Dubfire, simultaneously transporting you to the dancefloor at Space as the track becomes some kind of twisted rolling monster.
CENTAVO sees Foamo reworking the formula. Like L-Vis 1990 doing Fake Blood ultra-rigid programmed drums, more brass and an odd vocal provide the backdrop for a high pressure bass workout. House music at its toughest. This sounds as much at home in the depths of London as it would on a festival stage."

have a listen and look out for dates on the myspace page. He is Chew the Fat resident Dj and regularly smashes it with his sets. Be sure to buy the ep if you like it.....

Foamo - Jookie by Fat! Records



Sunday, 25 April 2010

Footcrab, Footcrab, Footcrab

I've been meaning to do a post on this guy for a while. Headhunter has never been one of those producers to have one particularly outstandingly successful song . His album Nomad released back 2008 was a success but it never reached giddy heights. Despite saying all this the Bristolian producer is a widely respected DJ and producer, he has had constant releases on Tempa which Skream also releases on. But it's not until he decided to produce under a new moniker of Addison Groove and do his own take on a form of Chicago born music called Juke House that he has had his first straight out hit.

If you haven't heard it yet, it's called Footcrab and you might be surprised when you first do. If you're out and you hear it, don't try and dance to it you'll look very weird trying to. None of this is making it sound good but I think this song is great, it's got some nice chords, a steady beat and two very nice vocal samples pieced together to make one of the most original and fun productions of the year so far...

He has been on doing stuff on Radio with none other than Ms Mary Anne Hobbs and done an amazing mix for here show, it's all skittering beats and moody synths and it's well worth a listen

Addison Groove mix for Mary Anne Hobbs

Addison Groove — Nautilus
Addison Groove — Battle Scene
Addison Groove — Word Doc
Addison Groove — Sexual
Addison Groove — Footcrab
Addison Groove — This Gril
Addison Groove — Jam Hot
Addison Groove — Sax Machine
Addison Groove — I Dreamed A Thing

I hope you enjoy it

Jossa x

Friday, 23 April 2010

C*L*A*S*H 2

Come down to King's Cross Social Club tonight. There are going to be some furious battles....the last one was a blast
Starts at 8.00 and it's fee entry!
See you there

Jossa x

Monday, 19 April 2010

Dark Sky Exclusive

I think a lot of people, including me, are getting excited about these guys. London 3 piece Dark Sky have really been making a name for themselves on the UK bass music scene since they started making beats about 8 months ago. A fantastic dreamy remix of the xx's Crystalised got them notoriety and an even better single release on Black Acre featuring tracks Something To Loose and Ghost Notes have really propelled them into the frame.

This is a brilliant mix of compressed and distorted vocals paired with complex fluttering synth lines and a hefty 2 step beat which stays the whole track.

Mirrors - Change (Dark Sky Remix)

They have a 4 track ep forthcoming on London label Pictures and an incredible bootleg of Timbaland's Promiscuous Girl, which i've been lucky enough to hear and it's a dance floor weapon.

They got gigs coming up in Manchester and London, at Corsica Studios and Area 51 at the Black Acre Showcase and Hit and Run respectively. Check the Myspace for dates

Enjoy the track and buy the ep when it comes out because it's going to be big!

Jossa x

Boogaloo Bootleggin

Now for a bootleg of José Gonzales. Crosses has had remix attention from Stanton Warriors in the past. Time for Boogaloo Crew to work their stuff on the track. It's got a beautifully atmospheric synth breakdown and drops into a steppy number. I can't help thinking it's got serious summer vibes about it.....

José Gonzales - Crosses (Boogaloo Crew Bootleg)

Bonus: here is a refix of a tune that was massive last summer. You knows it!

Major Lazor - Hold The Line (DJ Madd Refix)

Jossa x

Sunday, 4 April 2010


Dub Souljah's is a new night launching on Friday the 9th of April, at Kings Cross venue The Driver. A solid lineup topped by the formidable Silkie and a heavy duty sound system equates to a night of sub bass mayhem.

Silkie has been one of the few artists to keep the original sound of dubstep ever present in his production. The constant splitting up of dubstep into various sub genres over the last few years, has meant that fewer producers stay true to the old style sound. Silkie has kept it together but has let various elements influence his sound too, it all pieces together to create an exhilarating mash up of style and a fantastic sound.

Silkie - Purple Love

Silkie - Head Butt Da Deck

Clock his remix of Skream too, it's dirty. Sorry about it being a radio rip but high quality versions have been kept on serious lockdown.

BoogaLoo Crew are also on the bill. Expect to hear some quality party tunes from them maybe even a peak at their side project productions under the name Dark Sky.

DRT - Rising Sun (BoogaLoo Crew Remix)

The link to the facebook group can be found here, all the information is there including times location

For the launch night there is a CrashBleepBang guest list if you want to get on it mail names to and you'll get in a bit cheaper.

Should be a banger of a night, make sure you head down and mail your name for guest list...

Jossa x

Soul Time

I'm feeling stuff a groovy soulful vibe right now, hopefully I've picked out some nice stuff for you to groove too as well.

Strictly speaking this isn't so in keeping with the soulful vibe, but it's a real bouncer of a track. London's Seiji made a name for himself remixing various people and has shown himself to be a varied and multi-talented producer. This is an original track of his, bouncy drums and stabbing synth slabs galore, be sure to come to Trouble Vision at Corsica Studios in London to see more of this....

Seiji - Hohoho

Oliver $ has been around a while now. In 2007 he co produced with Jesse Rose and has since gone from strength to strength and now has several releases on Rose's brilliant label Made to Play. This a track from one of the latest ep's has been much hyped and played out by the usual crowd of tech house dj's (ZDS, Renaissance Man, Riva Starr). It's a jazzy number, got to love it...

Oliver $ - Lost Arrival

Everyone knows Pilooski because of his edit of Frankie Valli's Beggin, which unfortunately became one of those songs that is played on main stream radio 8 times a day and driven into the ground. This is by no means new material from the French man, it's different and more interesting though.

The Pointer Sisters - Send Him Back (Pilooski Edit)

A collaboration between Jaimie Jones and Lee Foss. Everything these two do together is made with the party and most probably the ladies in mind. Nice soulful house

Hot Natured - Modern Amusement

What to say about Roy. He is a house music legend and general soulful geezer. You should recognize this tune it's a classic. Made in the early 1990's it's been an inspiration to so many, Gilles Peterson put it on desert island mix, has to be a contender, right?

Roy Davis Jr. - Gabriel

Floating Points blurs the boundaries between house, dubstep, techno and disco. This track has some beautifully spacey synth work

Floating Points - Truly

hope you enjoy the tracks


Thursday, 1 April 2010


J Dilla for ever!

Kop this cover/remix by house wizard Brabe, i've had it a while now but just can't seem to stop playing it...

J Dilla - Circus (Brabe Cover)

a small tribute to the one of the greatest...