You know how it goes, anything goes dance mongrel business.
Glad I'm not starting it for a change. Not much out yet of course, I'm waiting in this...
Theo Parrish on The Trilogy Tapes
...and playing the latest Actress 12" loads because I'm really ready for a new album plus look at this video: http://vimeo.com/82546862 damn that's bleak.
One question though, something I've never understood...
Why is it called Dance Mongrel?
Like a hybrid, mongrel thread for all dance rather than eleven epic threads one for house, one for techno, one for whatever because its easier and they always go off track anyway. Plus you know it sounds stupid made me lol when I made the first thread.
To the extent that I might even contribute this year.
Go for it more the merrier.
Which is lucky really cos otherwise hooking up with Palace would've seemed like the most cynical thing ever ha.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgL_DCdGAOk / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6ofj3gqfY8
They did a pretty shity retro house thing like everyone else after that though which was a bit of bummer: https://soundcloud.com/stholdings/palace-dreamscape-ep it aint to bad mind.
Had no idea it was a hipster skateboard company of some sort.
Yeah the Theo 12" is well nice the a-side is quality deep dubby house business, sounds like a UK 12" almost untill those warm NYC keys and all that come in.
Sounds like someone made Dizzee Rascal jump into the Thames for all the shit he's tryed to pull since the first few albums haha.
Coming out on Keysound soon.
La Neta is so so great. She was ace on NYE, as far as I remember :/
Full album due out this year, Eglo has a big start to the year lined up, LP by Shafiq of SA-RA due too. And Strange U has some stuff lined up, loved his last one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLOcOD2d5vw
I can't stop playing Circles from last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffqDebiYwXo which also has Shafiq on it so I'm interested in that too. They've got some Dego & Kaidi Tatham on the go too, think they're 4Hero/Bugz In The Attic peeps. So yeah glad Eglo are going to do some albums this year feels like a good step, will hopefuly get them more coverage, they seem to fly under the radar a bit somehow even though they ooze quality all the time.
has anyone heard the new NHK'Koyxen yet? i'm gonna get it... tomorrow, i think
Tom Lea & Murlo covering for Slackk on NTS 8-10: http://ntslive.co.uk/
Hessle Audio on Rinse FM 9-11: http://rinse.fm/
Swamp 81 are on right now on Rinse to if you'd prefer that. I should make more of an effort to lock live into stufft his year so may as well post some here to.
In fact what shows/stations do people like to lock into?
Only found out about them recently, but try and check out Call Super's show when I can. DJ Richard from White Material and some others I need to check out are on there too.
recommend this White Material one (with a Galcher mix) https://soundcloud.com/farbfernseher/welcome-to-the-room-no-37
Standard Radio (every saturday night usually on radio na life) http://smokelessfuels.blogspot.ie/
Tape Echo / Peng Sound on Sub FM http://tape-echo.com/category/radio/
I've not checked out much Sub FM for a while use to listen all the time. I see they've got Archie Pelago on there now: Sundays 11pm-1am UK Time (1st & 3rd Sundays of the month). United Vibes on just before on a Sunday night at 9 are well worth a look.
Slackk on NTS, Dusk & Blackdown, Brackles, Alexander Nut all on Rinse.
Lunar makes me melt a bit.
He's got an EP on the brilliant Lost Codes label Visionist runs too, which is a bit more abrasive, grimy, odd too. Pretty diverse producer, has stuff lined up for Pinch's Colder records too, which is usualy some kind of dark broken bass heavy UK techno outlet. Bonus.
Coming on Gobstopper in the near future. Damn Mr. Mitch is coming into his own.
New Eglo bits being played and at that usual good vibe sort of stuff.
Sounds like My Bloody Valentine covering the soundtrack to Escape From New York at a house party.
Live until a bit later spinning plenty of dubs, random tracks. He runs Soundman Chronicles, has dubs for days from people like Wen, Etch, Beneath, you know all the 130 Keysound people.
Killer fun time vibes.
Also just found out that one of the guys I work with has a track on this mix ha.
Loefah and Chunky alongside some grime legends at the Barbican, including 'crowd interaction' - should be interesting to say the least.
never thought I'd see the day.
Not complaining though. More mixes pls.
Its been one of the most exciting things this last year, there are so many tracks about in mixes like Slackks monthly ones last year that haven't come out yet that labels are starting to get a move on and get things going. I'm ready for it, love that stuff. Its really starting to get its own voice now, rather than being just Wiley impressions, I mean I love a Wiley impression, he doesn't do it anymore and those ideas have epic amounts of potential in them that aint half as rinsed out as the usual house tropes or whatever. But yeah its becoming its own thing.
Which is wicked because I've recently become a bit obsesed with the Lost Codes release from 2012 and as far as I know hasn't released anything else. Listen here for a warm up: https://soundcloud.com/lostcodes/lc-001-sd-laika-unknown so yeah looking forward to hearing more.
More from his 20 yr old techno tapes. This guy and Antinote are the best thing going in Paris right now. Raw, odd library music influenced minimalia.
Very much agree with Neana, that whole RA mix from Bok Bok sounded like a big way forward for fun raw as hell mega modern sounding house music and Neana had a hand in that sound. DJ Nigga-Fox is insane too, so twisted. Miss Modular I dunno yet, sounds exactly like Jam City, not found their own voice yet, not disimular to Neana really but I think Neana has a raw energy about them that pips it somehow, might all change as things go on though not heard much in the scheme of things.
Saw him DJ last year and he was great. Little bit of Theo worship as you'd anticipate for a Sound Signature stable guy but still has something unique going for him. Scorpio Rising was a bit overlooked last year, great EP.
Weird weird mongrel shit.
If that doesn't work it starts around 1:23
2 is a jam.
Mega dreamy valentines day analogue house.
Big room techno business.
Forthcoming release on Tri Angle. Soon.
Jungle-ish one, one side. Some kid of mad kassem Mosse, Meets Actress and Itinerant Dubs on the other. Pretty nice.
Album on the way from Untold. Two tracks on his soundcloud from it.
I'm unsure so far, kinda like that its more twisted than his last techno stuff which I find kind of bad really. But its still in that noisy experimental techno bracket that I'm finding so rinsed at the moment. Will give it a fair go though cos Untold has been a badman since day one.
Guess I'm not as rinsed by that sound as you ;)
And they turned my head so hopefuly you're right.
been bumping this a lot since it went up. real nice kinda subtle progression, wibbly wobbly bipp-y percussion and that crystal cave melody that creeps in around 1 minute god damn
40 minutes of plunderphonic concrete brilliance. All original music.
Three tracks from the Actress album, loads of other new bits.
aka Helix from Night Slugs/All Caps and all that. Bangin' DJ tool club tracks.
Hitting the shops now. The whole series has been wicked so far. This one is for you if you like the sound of Daniel Bedingfield getting smashed by a pan and being pushed down some stairs.
There is something in the air with Bedingfield Main Atrakionz did a track sampling him too: https://soundcloud.com/1squaddab/leoshitsmokedout-produced-by
I like stuff that sounds like it got pushed down some stairs, like this Tirzah & Micachu track: http://youtu.be/To39sfLShv4 which sounds like a grime track got pushed down some stairs in a DIY accident.
Which sounds like your favourite dub sellecta got pushed down some stairs into a UK Funky club night after a strong strain took over use of his legs.
Four Tet is re-issuing this mad dreamy garage track from like 98 on his Text label. its pretty wicked in a pastoral kind of way. When it gets going and the beats really skip its pretty out there.
Full doc about Skwee that came out a while back, I never saw the whole thing, but its out and about online now. Such a fun underated scene. Mad 8-bit-esq party time synth funk from Scandinavia. Well worth a look.
A. ‘Freezing Opening Thawing’
AA1. ‘White Flower with Silvery Eye’
AA2. ‘Silver Keys’
New Shack on Woe To The Septic Heart.
Sounds ace, some mad bleepy bits that make it sound like he buried alive some Lil Louie and acid house records. Full soundsystem ruffage needed to get the full picture as always with Shack. Nice
Shack was much missed last year.
Still don't think I've scratched the surface of the Music For The Quiet Hour / The Drawbar Organ EPs. But yeah any year without a bit of Shack is a bummer.
Even though there's no shortage of Shack material to keep me entertained. Quiet Hour was one of my records of 2012 and I caught a couple of typically mind bending live sets from him that year, so '13 felt like a bit of a comedown.
yeah we need him about always for sure, he's a boss. One of those few people who don't really sound like anyone else.
no one can really sound like him either.
Tried to put it in the Shack thread but I guess this is the place these days (but damn it, he needs his own thread!)
New Trilogy Tapes stuff. Sounded ace on one of the first hessle shows of the year. Mad twisted deep odd hosue music.
Playing some odd noisy stuff right about now.
this show reminded me I needed my own copy of World of Echo by Arthur Russell and I still hadn't got around to checking out Japan. Which I wasn't expecting, but I know of all the rest of the people on there.
Alexander Nut 12-2
Sonic Router 6-8
Dusk & Blackdown had their first show of the year with epic amounts of freshness last night too: http://podcast.dgen.net/rinsefm/podcast/Duskblackdown100114.mp3
new one from me in there somewhere woi oi >>
Came out on the last day of the year I think, but just turned up in shops now.
Track in the clip is the most bumpy one, one is a baby crying and creepy noises with a slow bump of a kick drum, like some kind of horror film. Other two are more soulful deep house with a slight dark edge to them.
I love this lot.
He's got some Lost Codes on the way by the looks of it and wants to be regional manager for Nandos: http://filterdread.tumblr.com/post/73083268810/dark0-interview
Filter Dread is pretty wicked too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-nYPJPliF0 I missed the tape he released the back end of last year, kind of want to hear that.
I missed this free DL at crimbo, ah well. Sounds wicked hey.
Murlo could do a Rustie at any point in the next few years couldn't he? He's got that mad accessible melodic shine and catchyness thing going on.
Noisy grubby as shit blown out electro.
Some Super Mario vibes from Preditah. Completely loopy. Sort-of follow-up to Circles I guess!
Guy is just ridiculous.
More cosmic techno named after food.
Is getting a vinly pressing, if you fancy it on that rather than free DL. I'm tempted, it is pretty ace. Album coming out on Hippos in Tanks later in the year apparently.
Surprised it got so overlooked in the year end lists, especially with the Yeezus connections. Highlights how, despite the talent involved, Ye's record was a serious case of too many cooks & a missed opportunity to do something genuinely interesting.
every track does seem to have a ton of producers which kind of waters down each indervidual a lot. I've not heard much of the record really, never been much of a Kanye fan. But you can't really tell some of it is Hudson Mohawke, Lunice, Arca, Evian Christ, etc and they all have pretty distinct styles. He defo made it his own though, which is cool, and its pretty wicked to get people like that so involved.
Kanye was on that next hype, and more clipped, noisy and techno baiting hip hop/trap still has some legs going into 2014.
Just a damn shame that Yeezus itself turned out to be a bit of a mess.
From Gang of Ducks, who are a pretty wicked label from Berlin I'm only just getting on top of. They have some killer EPs, I really like the My Panda Shall Fly and Vaghe Stelle ones. They're all worth checking out though, this one sounds well odd/wicked.
Japanese band/UK producer colab on some kind of Latin Freestyle 80s miami bass 100% retro-futuro-Italo-piano-shoot’em-up melancholy pop. Like a dreamy even more cheesey even more pop version of stuff from Ikonika's last album. Kind fun hey.
On No Corner, who bring you stuff like Filter Dread, Jabu, El Kid, Kahn & Neek, etc. Bristol stuff really.
Its a bit of a curveball beacue other stuff I've heard from Lily has been well house: https://soundcloud.com/stholdings/lily-trumpets-at-dawn-idle020 / https://soundcloud.com/dontbeafraid/b2lily-dollenhaze this is a bit dirtier, like some kind of cyberpunk techno business. Pretty sure its a dude who makes a load of other mainly house and techno bits in Bristol with a load of other alias' but can't be sure/care that much haha.
Super deep house. Has a well nice odd sheen to it that kind of stands out.
If we've learnt anything in 2014 is that we will get a lot of Visionist. I think he could be on the Boiler Room right now too. He's prob on Rinse, Sub FM and Berlin Comunity Radio n'all. Oh and he was with Murlo on Rinse for Butterz the other day: http://podcast.dgen.net/rinsefm/podcast/Butterz120114.mp3
Boiler Room Mix
But if you still want more he's doing a live stream for Mix Mag later w/ Preditah, Slackk & Novelist @ 4-6.
This might interest some, he's a producer for Joey Bada$$ and that crew that I know get some love around these parts. But he's made a mad US take on jungle album for Ninja Tune.
It's fucking nuts?
This is pretty damn fucking good.
But the second half of this sounds better on Dark Crawler imo:
Loads of new unreleased stuff. Killer rolling garage and broken beat UK stuff.
James Blake is on Radio 1 at 12:00 tonigh and he's gonna interview... wait for it.............................. Trim.
Oh and Burial.
He doesn't do that many and don't think he's ever done one on radio before. They're an interesting read.
Blake just played some samples from films in response to questions, pretending Burial was about, it was like some kind of Mark & Lard thing. Fair play :')
but have the Actress LP on promo for review and it is stunning. Will be getting the vinyl for sure.
Incredibly abstract though, there's maybe one or two tracks that could maybe get a play in a club.
Honestly not sure how much I'm loving it. I'd currently put it better than RIP, but below Splazsh, and some way down on Hazyville...Which is a shame as I thought the Grey Over Blue / Wee Bey single was the best thing he'd released in about 4 years.
May grow on me, but either way, I reckon it's probs about the right time for him to wrap up the project and move on to something new.
It's not Splazsh but few things are...
This new one sounds really nice on headphones; played it through my system at home and even though some of the bass frequencies made my whole room shake (serious serious low end on 'Towers') the thing didn't sound as crisp and clear as on headphones. It's a nightwalker.
I think it's fairly safe to say he's lost it now.
I bet it's terrible (and I actrually liked Au Seve)
He was a really good producer up until then, Battle For Middle You, Footsteppin', Grand National (especially), Batty Knee Dance, Everyone Needs A Theme Tune... all top. He just suddenly became awful off the back of his success, weird really, it's such a cliche. Mirror Song was good but that's clearly all down to Kowton.
Just sounded like a massive a attempt at a chart hit which isn't a bad thing in itself but it came out sounding horrible. Battle For Middle You was alright but nothing special. Haven't knowingly heard any of the others but would probably recognise them.
Can't forget that one, banger. But yeah he's fallen off pretty hard, the tracks sound like a rushed mess now more than anything.
and he's just tipped to the other side of that line.
have a record coming out together, its one of the last tracks on the last Hessle Audio Rinse show with Pearson Sound. Not a colab you'd see coming. Sounds pretty good though, it has a grimy aggyness and rolling melodic pads and stuff all over it, kind of housey/garage all at once.
Odd minimalist grime experiemnts, that ooze about all over the place on a Sonic inspired new label Special Stage Audio.
Merwyn & Inkswel - Eternal Freedom
Dego & Kaidi
This stuff is mad, I'll just let hardwax say what it sounds like becuase fuck...
’Following his debut EP (ˈrɪð.əm), on ˈkā-dän(t)s DON’T DJ sets out to consolidate what could already be considered a new sub-genre: Electronic club music mimicking world music while neither deploying preexisting in- struments nor preexisting rhythms. The ultra-dense and complex yet catchy polyrhythmic structures are gener- ated using software based on an algorithm by Euclid. While the sounds are mostly generated by physical modelling. 4 extended experimental club-tracks highjack the listeners consciousness by entangling it in a jungle of interacting rhythms, depriving them of their sense for space and time, chewing them up and spitting them out on a dance floor in some bewildering but friendly parallel universe! The cover is again a two-sided silkscreen printed gatefold designed by Lotte Meret using compositional scores of the tracks on the vinyl.’
Its Call Super of Houndstooth under, I guess a more house-ish leaning alias, for Trilogy Tapes.
Ace he's doing an album on Planet Mu, not sure I expected that. The clipse sound pretty wicked.
It's brilliant. Definitely my favourite thing he's done in ages. So minimal, feels like he's been listening to lots of african stuff. Maybe the Konono No 1 remix influenced him...
I had it in my head that he'd done a Shangaan Electro remix for that comp but it turns out he didn't. This 12" does pretty much sound like his take on that. Its easily as good as all his really good stuff. May be my favourite since Three EPs, I dunno the Woe To The Septic Heart and Honest John singles plus that album with Pinch was pretty awsome too, damn he's just quialty.
diametrically opposed though.
I did like the album but it felt a little indigestible coming all at once as it did. And I like it when he goes all muslimgauze dark heart of somewhere with his sound. This does sound a lot less sample based than a lot of his earlier stuff though, really interesting.
The last album was a tough one to digest, I'm still finding stuff in it to enjoy and have never really feel like I've got a handle on it.
Here it sounds like he's playing with synths way more than in the past, it could be a whole new direction. Sounds really light and bright as hell for a record of his. Still sounds way like Shackleton and still very diffrent, couldn't ask for more really.
Would love to see him live again in the near future playing with more of these ideas.
I've played it 4 times in a row now. Cannot get enough
this is still way brighter.
Have you heard the Don't DJ link I posted a little further up?
Its like this shackleton stuff, but further down the rabbit hole of busy poly rhythms and digital african rhythms that still sound pretty bright and friendly.
Cool! Reminds me of some of that Charles Cohen stuff that Morphine were putting out last year..
I'd seen the covers of those Cohen records but never clicked on them, they sound wicked.
I listened to it in a shop and then didn't buy it, it's vanished now.
Also recommend the Morphosis rework 12" he did, which I did actually buy...
Released March 31, Local Action
After a decade of club singles spanning bassline house, garage, grime and more, DJ Q releases his debut album, Ineffable, on Local Action.
Although he’s been releasing club tracks since the start of the ‘00s, DJ Q had his breakthrough moment in 2008 with ‘U Wot’, one of the biggest tracks to come out of the UK’s bassline house / Niche explosion. The years since have seen him hold down residencies on BBC Radio 1xtra and Ministry of Sound Radio, while releasing on Butterz, Unknown to the Unknown and Local Action. He’s picked up some impressive admirers along the way too – DJ EZ, Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy and Skrillex have all shown their admiration for Q in recent years.
Ineffable follows four singles for Local Action (including the instant sell-out ‘Brandy & Coke’) and – let’s get this straight – is a pop record, albeit a pop record raised on MJ Cole, Todd Edwards, French touch and grime. This is 21st century pop music the way it should sound: at times devoted and at times desolate, sexually charged and made for the night.
Guest appearances come from regular collaborator Louise Williams, Swedish vocalist Kassandra, Kai Ryder, Jayjayborn2sing and cult grime MC Discarda, whose performance on ‘Lassie’ provides a sequel of sorts to his classic freestyle over XTC’s ‘Functions on the Low’.
01. Get Over You
02. Two Faced
03. Let The Music Play (feat. Louise Williams)
04. Every Time (feat. Kassandra)
05. Through the Night (feat. Louise Williams)
06. Closer (feat. Kassandra)
07. Caught Up
08. Trust Again (feat. Louise Williams)
09. Lassie (feat. Discarda & Jayjayborn2sing)
10. Notice Me
11. Be Mine (feat. Kai Ryder)
I'm well up for a proper good pop garage record.
Discarda & DJ Q - Lassie
DJ Q is too damn good, hope he gets a load of attention for this album.
I know! Gotta love dance music sometimes. At least this one really happened.
Where is that Burial DJ Kicks Mix album? haha
I'm still more than ready for DJ Q's album he's just so damn good, makes pop fun as all shit again for me.
Broken swung housey stuff. Presk does this stuff so well.
Love Mix Mup: http://vimeo.com/62715363
With a picture of Surgeon at the top :')
Techno does have a look I guess.
This is a mad video.
Sounds very Oneohtrix Point Never, but with more beats and propulsion. Nice. I never got around to checking out her album last year, think it was then anyway, not sure why.
looking forward to this record.
the video for it adds a whole other level of madness to it too. Its so abstract but really relatable all at once.
it's a pretty visionary concept really, to encapsulate the sound so well and yet produce something entirely outside of the box at the same time.
78 minutes long, 27 tracks. EH???
the cover of his most recent one is a little...uncomfortable
It's some new stuff interspersed with new stuff and some skits and some people talking about Detroit. On the cd. Just the new stuff on the vinyl
and the cover is either good or the worst i'm not sure
Teeth is now got some ww's not sure why, google? Dunno, anyway its pretty wicked. Coming on Signal Life.
I think I read that they have some stuff in the works with Dim Dem too who are well worth catching up with: http://katusea.bandcamp.com/album/ancient-spirit-modern-means
Will give this a listen. Is this the first thing he's done since Percolator Meme?
This is well nice, she's got a killer style.
it does contain The National so you might not want to bother ;)
Are sounding pretty damn good already this year.
https://soundcloud.com/astro-dynamics/alis-11 / https://soundcloud.com/xlr8r/alis-leslape
Vaghe Stelle - Sweet Sixteen
Always play some mad stuff.
Jon K, Chunky, Illum Sphere, Johnny Dub.
Like, it's nice enough for what it is, but would I fork out for it? Probs not.
Really melodic, awsome way to break up a set add some beatless bliss into things. Not disimular to stuff that Mr Mitch is doing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDbgB59f4Lc or Rabit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQqzDKNQ0zY when you hear one of those or I dunno, back a few years now you'd hear the odd Zomby dubplate of his eski stuff get mixed in over huge soundsystems mid set and it was pure bliss. People would loose there shit to it because of the contrast of it all.
which definitely wont do that kind of ting any justice. i'm all for beatless bliss, love that Rabit track for example, but it sounded a bit like background music without getting any of the subtleties. will reappraise it later.
Sarah Farina - Blogrebellen Mix (#7YRS Day 24)
Blackest Ever Black on BCR
Call Super on BCR
The Trilogy Tapes on NTS
Who knew daytime radio could be so shit hot hey.
12-2pm - alex deamonds
2-4pm - mickey pearce
4-6pm - neana
6-8pm - brackles
8-12am - battle royale b2b
More details here no doubt: https://twitter.com/djdeamonds
I've seen it done with computer games but DJing for 12 Hours is a wicked idea. Stream info will be on his twitter when they get going.
Turns out he just co-founded White Material...
DJ Richard is playing over here in one of the utter worst nightclubs I've ever been to. Still tempted.
go, he's top
Not sure I saw that coming, Pan is one of those labels I always see and nearly buy but never end up getting, they always just get dropped by the time I go to the checkout over something else/save cash so I'm not that up on Pan but this got my attention, love Beneath.
It's beautifully produced and packaged. The noisier stuff is better though, the Helm releases have been the cream of the crop of late along with that gorgeous Marginal Consort 4LP box, and the Rashad Becker record.
Regis and Helena Hauff have both put stuff out on there which was decent if not essential. Reckon you might like the Jar Moff records Jimi. Abstract greek plunderphonics which aren't so far removed from Wanda Group to my ears.
Jar Moff has been one of them, pretty curious about Heatsick, Helm, Dalglish, Lee Gamble, really like Sensate Focus but I've got the ones on his own label and the Pan oens didn't soudn like they added much else. I dunno I listen to the clips and go I should grab that then I end up with to many things in my basket and end up always getting rid of the Pan stuff before anything else. The records look ace. One day I'll grab some, Beneath prob.
Dalglish record is quite good. Been streaming it today.
On another note Wanda Group and Jar Moff get talked about in the same breath in Rory's new electronic thingy column: http://thequietus.com/articles/14348-hyperspecific-26-mala-wanda-group-jar-moff-trilogy-tapes
Silencer by Helm and Heatsick's latest LP are all essential
Going to work on new material this year (maybe)
What a hero.
Nasty, crafty Techno jacker.
new 'rat life' sub-label
tuff disco trippin'
psychedelic techno / future jazz
LP coming in March from Wen on Keysound.
very nice & chilly.
From Ming Da Mercilus. Really enjoying a load of his soundcloud bits too.
Starts off kind of slow, but I always get hooked into it by the end. Love how it keeps building with those twisted gameboy synths.
heard it on Alexander Nut's Rinse show. Lush and lovely.
Ace. Scorpio Rising was one of my favourite house EPs of last year. With him and Gifted & Blessed, nice little roster for KMFH.
New blog idea I've been working on quietly. Just trying to get back into writing more again slowly and I'm starting to enjoy it again so why not post it now hey. I've done a mix to showcase what the blog is about. I'm looking at modern music that reflects landscapes and the world around me somehow, since I live in the countryside and love electronic music I wanted to see if I can connect the two more.
I've been working on a little project too, think your example may make me get my arse into gear.
link me up when you get it going, always really dig your opions on things. I'd been slacking with writing for a while now due to loads of reasons really. But having a more focused kind of idea has got me going again. I kind of felt I was writing like everyone else so wanted a more personal angle to play with.
That kind of thing prob wont really happen anywhere else haha.
I nearly wasn't going to share it with anyone since I was just working it all out at all so glad people are digging it. My plan at the moment is to at least do one thing a week every wednesday all year and see where its headed. Get some longer bits going with the shorter stuff when I've got going a bit more.
Some new old AMUS on TTT, bangs.
Missed 2562/AMUS & Huerco S this weekend. Always love a good 2562 set.
Looking forward to loads of them so far.
2562 is just so good. I'm still getting my head around Ahead/Endgame from the other year its such a twisted ultra banger. His tracks make you fall over trying to dance to them sometimes. These are more on a rolling tip though, which he's awsoem at too.
Stream of a track from the forthcoming Astro:Dynamics LP. Really feeling Vaghe Stelle at the moment. This is real hazy, beautiful and kind of odd.
Sounds well nice. I wasn't that interested in the album coming, kind of feeling a L.I.E.S. burn out, until I heard TTT play one of the tracks from it on the radio which made my head turn and now this podcast is doing it for me, so yeah bonus.
Morelli is hoovering up all the Parisian talent now he's relocated over here
The mix is mad impressive in a mega tribal voodoo intimidating discordant slow burning techno kind of way.
In Paradisum crew who release records and put on loads of darker techno nights over here
sounds pretty badass and I love that cover. Will have to keep an eye out on them, nice one.
Haven't listened yet...
Re-release of an old broken beat track on Berceuse Heroique and it bangs.
Lots of ballroom, ghetto house bangers, R&B bootlegs, footwork, etc. All vey Night Slugs/Fade To Mind. Mega shiny high end gleaming oddness with killer club beats.
He's been doing these ace collabs as http://www.fractalfantasy.net/ with mad videos he's done some with MikeQ, L-Vis 1990, Morri$, Zora Jones so far.
Can't stop listening to this. Everyone needs more aggy weird dance music like this in their life.
One of the last times he was on Boiler Room people went mad, Blackdown even wrote this for us: http://www.sonicrouter.com/2013/03/vouch-blackdown-on-dj-ezs-boiler-room-set/ breaking it down becuase he loved it so much.
New track from Kelela produced by Gifted & Blessed.
seems pretty low key, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
His EP 3 Aspects of ONE from last year was really unexpected; machine fabricated motor city techno.
And his The Abstract Eye stuff for Eglo has been great.
So damn good. They go for silly money at the moment though like £60-£100 on discogs.
even if you already had the track from the Eglo comp. Funkineven has been so good of late, only thing that left me a bit cold was his hookup with Delroy Edwards on Apron.
FINALLY a new Teebs album. Only took 4 years. Guess this sort of fits in here? Dunno. Anyway, track here - sounds like Teebs:
Some new stuff on Werk Discs. Pretty nice, bright and all that.
Hessle Audio Ben UFO Rinse FM 02/01/2014
Brackles Afrobeat Mix
Trap Door Mix
SD Laika Idiot Thug Mix
Logos NTS Radio 10/01/2014
Dusk & Blackdown Rinse FM 10/01/2014
Sonic Router w/ My Panda Shall Fly Rinse FM 11/01/2014
Butterz w/ Murlo & Visionist 12/01/2014
Local Action 2014 Mix
Visionist xlr8r Mix
DJ Oslek Mix for Loose Synths
Etch Promo Mix
Oil Gang FabricLive x Boxed Mix
Visionist Boiler Room Mix
Hessle Audio Pearson Sound Rinse FM 09/01/2014
Actress Xlr8r Mix
Welcome To The Room No. 40 - Terekke
TTT NTS 23.01.14
Blackest Ever Black #2 - January 2014
DJ Q Ministry of Sound Radio 06/01/2014
http://www38.zippyshare.com/v/68883248/file.html / http://www.ministryofsound.com/radio/radio-djs/370/dj-q/
Kode9 RA Mix
Elijah & Skilliam w/ Slimzee & Riko, Preditah, Royal T Rinse FM 26/01/2014
Logos Mix for The Astral Plane
Cooly G Dummy Mix
Slackk on NTS 30th Jan 2014
Mumdance Rinse FM 30th Jan 2014
Tom Coyote Mix for Loose Synths
Elijah & Skilliam w/ Kahn & Neek, Flowdan, The HEatwave Rinse FM 02/02/2014
Low Jack L.I.E.S. #11 Mix
Tundra Forms - Digital Landscapes
Sinjin Hawke ID Mix
DJ EZ Boiler Room 3.5 Hour Set
OEJ Mixtape X - seixlacK (40% Foda/Maneiríssimo)
Ben UFO Accitate Warmup Hessle Audio Rinse FM 06/02/2014
I love that so much goes on all the time, you could only listen to mixes/radio and never get bored.
I like these films, mainly beacusee they look slick most of the time, but yeah its cool films like this get made.
they had it so rough with clubs in Japan, the mad laws that outlaw dancing in a lot of places so places get raided and shut down a lot. A ageing population, isn't helping keeping the clubs bumping either. Everyone in the doc looks gutted and fed up with it. It sucks. Plus its been 20mins into the doc and they still haven't talked about any killer artists, DJs, music or anything, come on now whers teh good shit?
Kode9 Hyperdub Show Rinse FM 09/02/2014
but you know, new shit.
Or have I been rinsing Rival Dealer the track and forgoten to give the other tracks more of a spin. Sounds like a follow on from that stuff.
has to be all new Burial, madness. That means its either coming out or we'll never hear it again haha. This mad steel drum sci-fi thing sounds like new Kuedo too, dunno if it is tho... comes a few tunes before some Tink.
it would make more sense for it to be...
HDBCD024 Fatima Al Qadiri: Asiatisch 5th May 2014 CD/LP/Digital
She's so damn good.
Not had time to check out the rest yet though.
Zomby's label is doing a extended remix EP CD with remixes of Prayer and Forever Forever (both prob Zomby but not doing 2min sketches haha) from the 12" you prob can't get anymore but was pretty damn boss.
Remixes by: Actress, Blocks & Escher a VIP and remix by Silverlink, which I hope is somat like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeGYicoGSb0 haha
You can pre-order for top dollar here: http://cultmusic.co.uk/
Gonna give it a go, even though I'm feeling slight noisy techno burn out syndrome. Because when that stuff is good its real good, when its not its just fucking boring. Peeps on twitter are well on board so gonna go with that advise and dig in.
It's basically a pure noise record with technoid shapes. Like the stuff he was putting out on Submit recently. I think it's really exciting sounding. He's taken the relentlessness of Wicker & Steel and harnessed it to new textures and bpms. Love it.
It's the same principles but it's grimy rather than grandiose
I'm enjoying this Perc record more than I though tI would. Love his kick drums they really kick. Speek, Galloper are big highlights. Dumpster, Bleeding Colour, Take Your Body Off is tuff.
Not sure about Mondkopf yet. Might give it another go later.
I still fucking love it. It's like all that grim Kerridge stuff on Downwards, it sounds so expansive and romantic. Love it when that's fused with industrial sounds.
noisy stuff is an odd one for me becuase all I did the last few summers is use noisy machines, was around construction stuff quite a lot so noisy stuff wasn't a big extream release it was a benal reminder of stuff I had to do all day. That and there was so muc hshite coming out for a while, maybe thats calming down a bit now I dunno. It doesn't seem as much as a bandwagon as it was a few years back.
is out right about now. They usaualy go super quick so if you like that kind of thing go.
I like this one its prob the best since the one with Pearson Sound for me.
norman still have some if anyone is having trouble finding a copy
I started a music blog mainly to focus on the deeper strains of house and techno but will chat about some more leftfield stuff occasionally. Will post some mixes that I've done as well that are about trying to shine a light on the kind of music I'm reporting, which is pretty much my music taste anyway. It's mainly a learning experience for me but some of you might enjoy it anyway.
Don't rip me apart!
More blogs, people getting involved writing about stuff because they love it the better.
Really like that Mood Hut record Bubble World, shame they had a pressing issue and we've gotta wait for it to appear again. I think something mad happened like a track by some random artists got pressed on one side and theres on the other.
I've been playing that Elgato record a load, its well nice and pretty subtle. But there is nothing better than when the sub kicks in on an Elgato record. Links has these little bursts of sub when it gets going that just kill it, vibes.
Have you heard the new Even Tuell: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vzSBtjftFM might be your kind of thing.
Anything with ocean samples or water droplets or aquatic themes just gets me. Have you heard the Dozzy & Nuel Aquaplano sessions? They were released a few years ago on limited wax only at Hardwax (I think) but Spectrum Spools are reissuing them as the original wax goes for silly prices. Similar kinda vibes that to Tuell release.
In my mind this has something in common with those Livity releases last year but filtered through the whole Italian techno scene rather than the 'nuum. Might be losing my mind with that point though
I needto check out more Dozzy in general I only have a small amount he's so damn good at those slow burners.
I do love the aquatic vibes, I'm not sure much of those rain effects hit the acctual record unfortunatly it might only be the video. Still a killer track though. He makes some seriously good slow burniung stuff too. I still play his Workshop 11 track a lot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvaVtFPifdg like any opertunity to get it in a set it happens haha.
I need to grab his new album, his stuff is pretty mad, love the visuals.
Kimchi: The Horse that travelled to the future and back pt.3 Donavon is a horse that was born in the 80's of the 20th century. By accident he travels to the future, this time, a not so far future. An NSA agent got on his trail and tries to overtake his brain and use him as a spy among people. They didn't foresaw that the NSA agent could fall in love with a horse from the past.
New EP @ Falty DL's Blueberry Records label.
It's this one:
juke influenced analogue echojams on Software.
pretty nice if you think Oneohtrix needs more kicks and snares.
Reminds me of Evian Christ who I think needs a little something at times before I can really get into it. Not sure whats missing for me mind, but whatever it is it aint there.
Reminds me a bit of a more spaced out The-Drum. Couple of tracks really grabbed, especially the first one. Rest did drift by a bit but I'll give it another listen.
I guess Evian Christ is more spaced out than this I dunno was just the first thing that sprang to mind when I heard some of it the other week. It is closer in tone to The-Drum. Software is one of those labels I want to like and go to check out becuase the releases sound like they're going to be ace but then they always let me down when I really dig in.
'bleary-eyed glacial spasms of Wiley's devil mixes and an oddly Final Fantasy-esque emotiveness combining with the smudged electronic aesthetic'
aka Really good.
basically an echo chamber for jimi
& fuck it, while we're here, may as well jag: http://pitchfork.com/staff/gabriel-szatan/
there's a lot of stuff that's Mongrel relevant in there. the bulk of it, in fact
You and Larry Fitzmaurice get all the best reviews at P4k. I enjoy reading them.
yeah big ups repping this stuff in p4k it really went off teh deep end when they stopped getting blackdown to do columns but glad the stuff is still covered a little.
RBMA, Pitchfork, couple of NTS shows, Digital Manager at Boiler Room and I assist with Gilles Peterson's 6 Music show as much as possible too.
just happy to be doing my bit! was an initial struggle with P4k but they trust me now (to an extent)
Did any of you London lot go see them? How where they?
I'm really hyped for a Future Brown album and a Fatima Al Qadiri album in one year thats pretty badass. Plus has everyone stopped calling them a supergroup yet, not sure you can be a super group if no one has heard of you haha.
very ~future~ crowd I have to say. same sex couples making out to Riko Dan is a far cry from the origins of the genre! good stuff though. people sang along to Kelela's 'Enemy' with such vigour I genuinely had to check it wasn't a new Beyoncé cut.
tryna wangle something that might be possibly related to whats in discussion above, perhaps, maybe....tbc. winkyface
Her records who have been getting a little buzz from the Miss Modular EP: http://store.herrecords.com/album/reflector-pack-cruzer-edge have another out now. Kind of grime meets jersey club. Its all very Jam City, but this lot have promise if they can step out of that and find their own feet a bit more and you can hear them doing that in places on these EPs already a little. If nowt else they're pretty fun.
Going to be released a 3 different Eps and a full length album. Lovely afro-influenced house music that's a lot more interesting than a lot of the regional 'afro-house' that seems to be popular at the moment from people like Black Coffee that sound like African filtered stale tech house.
Pro Apocalypse DJ Tip.
DJ Q - Ineffable
SD Laika - No idea what the name is yet...
Fatima Al Qadiri - Asiatisch
Future Brown - No idea what the name is yet...
Slackk - No Idea what the name is yet...
Untold - Black Light Spiral
Perc - The Power & The Glory
What am I missing, what you looking forward to?
I <3 Tuff Sherm/Dro Carey
Coming on Berceuse Heroique.
Container is a live set recorded from Plastic People and Ekoplekz is loads of new material says Ben UFO on twitter.
New Ekoplekz album forthcoming on Planet Mu is really good btw. It has a slightly more melodic and maybe a brighter thing going on with it sounds very Mu while still keeping that Ekoplekz thing going strong.
For people that don't know Ekoplekz used to do an awsome blog called Gutterbreakz that was one of the original dubstep sort of blogs alongisde a few others and a big insperation for loads of people to get invoplved in the scene he's always loved it and this was his first time on rinse and its with a fucked up freeform noise dub thing haha
The Fullpanda head back with some lovely ambience and psych techno https://soundcloud.com/shipwrec/dsc003
Its a pretty epic wander thru sample culture, killer tracks and all that. Its been a while since I read a full on article from him good job his label is so damn good and prlofic of late its not been a bummer.
It makes me want to stop writing altogether. What's the point?
so I'm still hoping it happens. He's a high flying jet setting super producer nowadays but hopefuly has time for this haha.
In the meantime what is everyones favourite loved up mongrel trax?
Cooly G - Love Dub Refix
Shola Ama - With U
DJ Milktray - Hotel
Actress - Rap
Theo Parrish - Mr Bump Man (Jackie Beavers Ugly Edit)
Mondkopf - We Watched The End (stretching it a bit here)
Kingdom feat. Naomi Allen - Take Me
Darkstar - Need You
thats how drops are done. Its got to be up there for when the huge bass hits in Stone Cold by Groove Chronicles: http://youtu.be/WoeB82x5yrc
this one! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sHk_o-l1UU
King Midas Sound - Dahlin
Guido - Beautiful Complication & Mad Sax
Mala & Danay Suarez - Noches Suenos
Kelela & Girl Unit - Floor Show
Mala - In Luv
Floating Points - Wires
Fatima - Innervision
never heard it before
I dont have a copy unfortunatly it just flew off in seconds.
Always remember it getting dropped by him at west indian centre in leeds on a huge system and just melting.
Has he ever done anything else like this? it's fucking amazing
Mala & Coki did this tho: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfZ96PMeNSI
Malibu and Coke )
I'm sure it exists. I'm sure I own some.
there must be lovers techno out there. Why can I think of more romantic(?) grime than techno haha.
More house but ya'no. So good.
Sounds so much liek a smooth Detroit version of Do You Mind...
Which reminds me....
Egypt - In The Morning
Luv 4 KMFH
Ic3 Dr Girl Friend
The Other People Place - It's Your Love
Andrew McLauchlan - Love Story
Cio D'or - Goldbrokat
Always viewed this one as kinda a love song just because of when those pianos come in...
Head High - It's A Love Thing (Piano Invasion)
<3 so damn good, semi-forgoten future cult classic that one awsome shout.
That Head High is a beauty.
The Other People Place album is long overdue a repress
Dntel - Dream Of Evan And Chan (Superpitcher Kompakt rmx)
Mr & Mrs Dale - It's You (New York - London Mix)
Kristine Blond - Love Shy (Tuff Jam Classic Vocal)
I owe you everything
Because its such a beautiful track and its one of the only Novel Sound 12"s I haven't got.
Check out chilly there so nice.
Sounds pretty night slugs/club constructions-ish, which makes sense cos I first heard it here: http://dismagazine.com/disco/mixes/47659/hysterics-20kg/
1. B£AMS - Parralax (with Vini) [forthcoming Kit Records]
2. Hav Lyfe - My Man Kelly Moon From The Gavin [SRR003]
3. My Panda Shall Fly - crac [SRR007]
4. Torus - Feeel [SRR006]
5. Torus - Shallow Depth [SRRD001]
6. Bambooman - Stacks [SRR004]
7. Torus - Vocaldonuts (Slugabed Remix) [SRR001]
8. My Panda Shall Fly - groupp mind [SRR007]
9. Bambooman - Knox [SRR008]
10. Bambooman - Hollowed [SRR004]
11. Fuewa - Bhlok [SRR005]
12. Bambooman - Esama [SRR008]
13. Bambooman - Sun (Eckoclick Remix) [SRR004]
14. Bambooman - Sun [SRR004]
15. ***** - Untitled [Unreleased]
16. Ghost Kwini - Black Google [SRR009]
17. Wattville - Etching [SRR002]
18. Torus - Shallow Depth (Space Ghost Remix) [SRRD001]
19. Hav Lyfe - Mond [SRR003]
20. *** ****** - Untitled [Unreleased]
21. Torus - Chopsticks (Rawdee Remix) [SRR006]
Massive junglist/juke vibes.
on the whole, pretty fun stupid darkness and an awsome relief when that killer Forest Swords track hits at the end. Some bangers in there for sure but if I'd heard this before the album I prob wouldn't have bothered. The album is a load better and less cliched.
I just get this cringy feeling sometimes when it goes a big darkside of electroclash like on that shitty Phil Kieran remix it just reminds me of my youth and all that stuff I can't be arsed listening to anymore like DJ Hell like this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VECMnmpDZw, Adam Beyer, Dave Clarke mixes like this: http://www.discogs.com/Dave-Clarke-World-Service/master/4113 which I loved at the time but yeah have no real need to go back to.
It always takes loads of time to buffer between tracks. Piece of utter shite, worse than that awful streaming software I sometimes used to get promos sent on.
Not at all what I expected (had avoided streams etc.) -- need to give it some time I think...
She sounds ace from the little I've heard.
She's been touring with the Opal Tapes guys recently.
She's supporting Julia Holter later in the year at St John's too: http://stjohnsessions.co.uk/julia-holter/
I'm just going to post this again, because its one of the best albums this year and not enough people have heard it yet.
For people that found getting into the new Actress a bit hard, play too much Final Fantasy while listening to Wiley devil mixes.
Its all in one youtube playlist now too.
Just like 25 mins long too, so a swift quality listen all round.
With a video that looks like Ace Combat with added exploding chrome goo, you know the usual.
And I usualy think Four Tet sucks. His collabs with people like Burial etc bring something that isn't just vapid nothingness to it all. Not sure I'd play it out but yeah pretty good innit.
RBMA Film/Feature Length Advert.
I like what RBMA get up to on the whole, getting people togethere, all that but damn this film says nothing at all.
Someone asked Skream why he was still alive :') haha
while I'm in a slightly critical mood... I'm still reeling from seeing the next Hotflush in my inbox and seeing the last few releases. New one is from Phil Kieran, one before was from Darren Emerson, one before that is Paul Woolford. Its like a flashback to prog/nu-skool breaks/prog-breaks an arse end of dance music I didn't think anyone would want back. I fully expect Sasha & Digweed, Hybrid to pop up sometime or something. That was the music that turned me away from dance music in the 00s for a while. To be fair to Woolford he has been on and off really good for some years now but its still a right flashback moment because the track is full on Scorchio-esq: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wepFm6culZc Please fuck off Hotflush :') lol can't we have Toasty back?
Aren't most of their releases fairly inoffensive big room tech house stuff? Haven't heard any absolute shite, but don't really follow them either.
Its alright, Ibiza anthem tech house sort of thing. Same names as back then doing what they did then with slightly diffrent drum tracks really. Nothing more tedius than being fairly inoffensive big room tech house tho.
It confuses me a little bit when a track like this is at the top of all the best of lists, but yeah, it's an Ibiza house anthem with some nice UK techno flourishes. Recently, I've preferred the inoffensive big room tech house from the Aus camp, but there's a fair bit of overlap there anyway.
As for Darren Emerson, God knows what one of his releases would sound like in 2014. Can't imagine good.
I find Aus a bit boring on the whole, sometimes they pop something good out. But its been a while they where another label about at that prog/tech house sort of time. I dunno its stuff that was around a lot when I was getting into DJing and seemed to disapear from my radar until now and its givivng me acid level flashbacks of horible times going thru 30 seconds clips on juno trying to find good stuff o na dial up modem haha
re-releasing Paul Woolfords Erotic Discourse.
don't mind the track but you know, why bother re-releasing it? Wasn't it all over the place for years and no one has been clamoring to have it back.
He makes videos for people like Actress, Bandshell, L-Vis 1990, etc. This is a new one with music from Harem from Old Apparatus. A hyper-real architectural journey through the Tasmanian wilderness. And its ace. Love his stuff.
The movie! Love the style of this.
Real nice mix from a friend of a friend, etc. Thier own productions are wicked, they turn into really killer grimy techno oddness by the end of the mix.
Vol.1 was so good however many years ago it came out (https://soundcloud.com/dismagazine/nguzunguzu-perfect-lullaby), so lets get on this one.
Romancing the Stone EP
also got some FXHE comps to come this year as well to celebrate 10 years, looking forward to those.
I mean you listen to the records and they all sound like they could be from anytime in house history, I alwys think of them as a really old label.
Hyperdub is ten this year as well.
Krisma – Boys Drumming
Cabaret Volatire – Seconds too late
Slackk – Shogun Assassins
Torn Hawk – Gags and Broken Fingers
White Car – No Better
Herman Brahns – Pilot
Experimental Products – Glowing in the dark
Japanese Telecom – Virtual Origami
Raab – Layawat ( Lil Jon Remix)
Major Grave – Loving You
Palmistry – Vapore
Actress - Grey Over Blue (Werkdiscs, Ninja Tune, 2013)
Forest Swords – Onward (Tri-Angle, 2013)
DJ Spider & Marshallito - Worldly Suffering (Subbass Sound System, 2013)
Kode9 & Daddi Gee - Sign Of The Dub (Hyperdub, 2004)
Levantis - Music Hall (The Trilogy Tapes, 2013)
Hav Lyfe - Ocean Terrace (Sonic Router, 2013)
Mix Mup – Bungalow (Hinge Finger, 2013)
Holly Herndon - Chorus (RVNG Intl. 2014)
Shackleton - White Flower With Silvery Eye (Woe To The Septic Heart, 2014)
Oneohtrix Point Never - Inside World (Warp, 2013)
Don’t DJ – Swifts (Diskant, 2013)
Kuedo - Work, Live & Sleep In Collapsing Space (Laurel Halo Remix) (Planet Mu, 2012)
Basic House - Ultra-Misted (Digitalis, 2013)
Population One - 5:41 (Reduction, 2013)
Actress - Wee Bey (Werkdiscs, Ninja Tune, 2013)
Logos - E3 Night Flight (Keysound, 2013)
Darkstar - Need You (Hyperdub, 2008)
Fennesz - Badminton Girl (Fatcat, 2002)
I put the mix I made for my new blog up for stream.
I'm still catching up with the Night Slugs Boiler Room since I never lock in live cos the stream has been awful for years for me. All the sets are quality fun madness.
I thought they'd do an album soon, didn't think it'd be a colab with Gremier who is DJ G from dubstep times: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgk5NNuUGJ4 will prob work pretty well really.
For one of their tracks.
I sware there was an Archie Pelago thread somewhere, I can't find it now though, might make a new one if people are into it/can't find the old one.
ALways wort ha listen this series on Truants.
Currently on tour together, these two producers just released a collaborative Ep on Perfect Touch label.
"I tried to keep the mix upfront with lots of brand new and unreleased tracks in there, rather than drawing too much from older selections. It's quite a good summary of where my record bag is at right now. Many thanks to Solid Steel for inviting me to contribute, 25 years is an incredible impressive run!
Pearson Sound, London, February 2014. "
The new shit thats what we like to see.
Album/double pack thing. Verys cool. Even Tuell has one on the way too, Workshop killing it.
This is good
New Toasty, what Toasty, yeah Toasty!
not even linking to it, but what happened to james blake?
He's prob just making stuff quick to wack on his radio one show. The Mystical one was a bit odd: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YQWDZYITJc
From Zomby's Cult music camp. Pretty nice.
lol, don't really like Evian Christ but yeah appreciate the lolz and selfies.
probably a bit more pop than most of the stuff posted on this thread but idk maybe some people will be into it.
Pev & Asusu ‘Surge (MMM remix) / Pev & Kowton ‘Vapours’ (Pangaea remix)
Love his music. Wish he'd do some more its been ages since the Fade To Mind EP and I still rwach for that one.
Literally the best/worst thing ever.
I mean at least they're having fun.
Oh wait we're off now
Pauly D from jersey shore scratching over a remix of mr skat man and clanging a mix.
but above all mixing Skatman into Popcorn
I've seen that before a few years ago. I don't think I was as bad as that when I first started DJing, how can you fail to cue up a record for 3 mins and still enter a DMC skratch contest :'D
House album game is getting going now this year. Even Tuell and Kassem Mosse on Workshop this year and now this, damn.
I like these columns. Not sure I agree with the examples of bad lo-fi sounds covering lack of ideas up with him going for Untold and Actress but there is a lot of that going on all over the place and not just in dance music and its been pretty boring for a while. He mentions Pipecock an his column who is going for a more critical aproach, but also makes a really bland kind of raw kind of boring sheen covered house music as pittsburgh track authority with zero ideas of its own so yeah pinch of salt there.
not feeling ghettoville at all.
its kind of slow paced and dark, opressive at times. I think its really well made and full of ideas and layers all around though. Its taken me a little longer than the other albums to get into but now when I put it on more and more of it makes sense. Still not sure where it is in the albums for me its not as good as splazsh but easily on par with all the rest maybe better than rip.
previously appeared on Dee Vee Skweee compilation so it's in that ball-park
She's one of those DJs that can play tracks I prob wouldn't look twice at and make them a load of fun. She does it with a load of jungle/footwork hybrids/general party tracks/etc. I love juke/footwork but never been into that many of the hybrids and jungle/d'n'b has always been a bit boring to me somehow.
Kind of the same with DJs like DJ Q who plays some mad cheesey stuff at times or tracks that are solid stright up boring in other DJs hands but he weaves them into the best party ever. Brackles does simular when he reaches for jackin' and deep tech amongst his grime, funky, garage, afro beats etc. DJ EZ plays some mad cheesy garage I got bored of in the early 2000s or some breakbeat garage stuff I over played like fuck over a decade ago and makes it fun as hell yet I never want to hear any DJ Zinc again. Move D makes some seriously tasteful boring hosue tracks deep house party gems in his hands.
Killer DJ, still cuts dubplates, runs a killer label Soundman Chronicles.
01. Pev and Kowton – Vapours (Livity Sound)
02. Beneath – Luisa (Dub)
03. Sigha – Where I Come to Forget (Hot Flush)
04. Batu – Spooked (Livity Sound)
05. Acre – Burning Memories (Forthcoming Cold Recordings)
06. Pev and Asusu – Surge (Livity Sound)
07. Facta and Hodge – Tungsten (Forthcoming)
08. Beneath – T.H.I.N.G (Dub)
09. E.M.M.A – Glitter (Dub)
10. Logos – Menace VIP (Dub)
11. Wen – Celestial (Dub)
12. Etch, E.M.M.A and Parris – Purgatory (Dub)
13. Gantz – Free Focus (Commodo Remix) (Dub)
14. Gantz and El Mahdy Jr – Exile (Dub)
15. Facta – Ize Kashmir (Dub)
Baby Ford - These Words
Kowton - More Games (unkown remix)
Snuggs - Smokin Lockin
Pearson Sound - Lola
Ekranoplan - Coil
NB Funky - Riddim Box
Made up Sound - TTT021
Joy O & Boddika - Sunklofaw
Florian Kupfer - This Society
Asusu - Velez (A Made Up Sound Remix)
Lighter - Skanker
Innershades - NITBR (Kowton Remix)
Silent Face - A Place Where Arms Bend Backwards (Fiedel Remix)
Stenny and Andrea - S.E.A. (The Time Gate)
Ekranoplan - Star Frog
Those Ekranoplan tracks are as impressive as the pics you get when you google image search the name. I think some are forthcoming on All Caps. A Made Up Sound remix coming on Livity Sound sweet.
Some kind of odd dub grimy disco night slugs thing.
Other than Bank Head, I love the idea of someone trying to use those guys as producers for a record but I just don't think Kelela's strong enough/interesting enough as a vocalist to make it work, I think people are just hyped off the fact it *is* happening rather than if it's any good or not.
Basically Kingdom has smashed it every time he works with a vocalist, everyone else... not so much.
as is DJ Total Freedom.
They also have the dubious credentials of having delivered one of the best DJ sets/afternoons at a festival that I have ever seen.
And yeah Bankhead is the one. Not totaly sold on the last two I've heard, this one and the Gifted & Blessed one. They're alright but not as strong as the mixtape stuff. I like what Bok Bok has gone for on this one, the beat is pretty fucked up but it doesn't work that well for me like say his MJT track did, which covers simular ground but without the vocals: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDkE-_BrHso I love her voice shes wicked and worked so well on the mixtape these last two feel a bit ill fitting somehow to my ears.
just not feeling the last two tracks as much as the whole mixtape but its way to early to jump off it just yet for me haha.
I do wish there was more competition about for vocal grime R&B dance floor stuff though, where has Ruby Lee Ryder gone? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6kVu3t9iX8 / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZotuKB6BhcY
Kelela wouldn't be the only one around getting all this hype then.
All sort of dropped off the radar. I blame Katy B.
I used to love Bugged Out stuff as a kid, I'd ready Jockey Slut at like 14/15 and buy loads of the records played at Bugged Out, never went like, I was a kid. Had no idea it was still going, but yeah part of me is nostalgic for then. I rinsed this CD to death just afetr I left school: http://www.discogs.com/Felix-Da-Housecat-Justin-Robertson-Bugged-Out/release/59055
B.A.T. Karl Ilkin and Bandshell do mixes for Nic.
Haven't checked it yet, but looks interesting, some nice hip hop cuts in there and a track off the FFVII soundtrack <3
Mix. Loads of fun. usualy Jam City stuff, bit of b-more, bootlegs, jersey club trax, shoegaze, grime.
aka Marquis Hawkes, who I've not been that bothered about along with the Dixon Avenue Basement Jams stuff and I had no idea this was by him when I heard it first. But its really wicked.
No need for pondering on the link between politics and techno with The Quietus when you have this.
' Q) You told Vice that track 5, David & George, is a song about the current Prime Minister and his Chancellor of the Exchequer. I’ve listened to it about nine times now and I just think it’s a song you can dance to in a nightclub. Who’s right, you or me?
A) It’s intended for people that like to dance in nightclubs to songs about senior government officials, so we’ll call it a draw. A niche sub-genre I know, but one that I think has some potential. Currently I’m working on a 4-track dub techno EP based around the life of Harriet Harman.'
Pretty fucked up.
but its both so fucking annoying and really amazing all at once.
Srsly though I kinda appreciate this. It takes all sorts... Still, it's a little bit too grating to be in general rotation.
Zaltan - label boss (twisted lightfooted house and some other nice bits)
Geena (darker and deeper)
new EP released on Symbols.
free mixtape/album/mix thing from Mickey. It feels like an age since I heard some Mickey, he's pretty boss. Hope its good, I've really not been feeling much Swamp 81 since the last time Mickey Pearce released something in 2012.
but this new kassem mosse record is just incredible. next level analogue jams and downtempo house. I hope everyone gets a copy of this, it seems to be flying out of the shops like *that*
and have been trying to avoid listening to much until then, not been very good at trying though...
Because B2 is amazing.
hopefully there'll be a few left
I mean they're gonna fly like all Kassem Mosse and Workshop 12"s but they're usualy really good at getting the amount right and re-presses if it comes to that down the line too so I wouldn't worry to much.
because I just learnt that Honest Jon's fucked up my order and don't have any left anymore, thought I had it locked on the weekend and now no shops seem to have it, damn.
I think there is a re-press on the way already for mid march from the look of some sites.
They've also repressed lots of old KM stuff, 03, 08, 12, bet that won't be in stock when I come round.
Just got an email from my local store telling me they'd got this stuff in but they weren't going to let anyone reserve any of it....grrr
More ace techno/house album news.
Don't think this'll do much to change the ideas expressed upthread that these collabs don't work, but I like it.
Will keep going back to it to see how it goes. Looking forward to seeign what else is on the EP. I love those videos Nic Hamilton makes, he's a total boss. I mean look at them: http://nichamilton.info/
I have dance mongrel burnout
Anyone else get tickets for the St John show with Koreless and Vaghe Stelle? Got a feeling it's gonna be pretty special.
Cracking lineup, cracking venue. Day before Fuck Buttons, Mt Kimbie and Fenessz too.
Second remix 12" on the way from Livity Sound. I think Hodge has a Dnuos Ytivil on the way at some point too its in the last Keysound show: http://blackdownsoundboy.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/rinse-fm-feb-14.html
dunno why he didn't just release it on Livity...
Its just people he likes the sound of.
I think they're trying to keep the core Livity Sound thing as just Pev, Kowton & Asusu so its easier to identify as live thing and label. Dnuous Ytivil is people that they think fit in with the sound but aren't the core group that they wanted to get the music out there for.
But its seperate from Punch Drunk because that label is only people from Bristol or near enough, like been there for years so there is a strong link to keeping it like that. I dunno its all pretty tidy.
Hotline from Blacknecks005
It's like all that grim industrial stuff injected with a bit of UK bass culture nuttiness. Big fan.
dat synth line
Ahead of his Planet Mu 12". The mix is pretty much 100% Clent and its sick.
btw, if you haven't clocked the name.
RP Boo & Lightbulb
From the cancelled Just Jam.
According to live reports from nerds on the internet the Cult Music roster isn't just in Zomby's head, they are real life humans that aint just Zomby in diffrent masks, who would have thought. Is that true anyone that went to Deviation?
Forever Forever was the only one from Cult who's set I caught, enjoyed it, there was then a 10/15 minute Actress set which was kinda weird, then a really full-on hour of Jungle from Zomby, then I went home, then Zomby punched HudMo in the face (apparently). But yeah was really good up until the point where I was super tired and drunk and left ha.
...and a really good article on the scene in Lisbon around Prinsipe.
This stuff is too much fun, love the slinky raw rhythms, Principe is a buy on sight label, has been since the first 12".
DJ Marfox has an EP on the way for Lit City Trax known for their Footwork and Visionist.
Going to go to Lisbon and Hamburg on holiday this year if all goes to plan.
...and see what the comotion is about.
Really can't wait to get home and give it a proper listen. the 'LDN mix' of Swingin' is sounding amazing, love the little light touches that make it sound like some 2001 UKG mix.
Been living with it for a couple of weeks. I like his use of vocal samples, fills a bit of the void that instrumental grime sometimes has. Also the track with Riko Dan.... fffuuuuuu
Riz La Teef's Riz Don't Play Mix
Loads of dubs, grimy, bassy, UK business.
E.M.M.A. Clash Mix
Melody and bleeps for days with that bass dread for good measure.
Ben UFO & Logos Hessle Audio Rinse FM 13/03/2014
Two absolute badman DJs go back to back for a few hours.
A mix I mad of a load of vibey house for a train journey next week. Will put it up on stream with a tracklist when I get back no doubt.
New Helena Hauff on Panzerkreuz. Still sounds as dynamic as her Werk stuff, but there's something weirder muddying the water here...
If you really want it hard, new SHXCXCHCXSH on Shifted and Ventress' Avian label, that brought us the Shawn O'Sullivan 440PPM record last year which was the best techno I heard all year...
Is it just me that thinks Jackmaster has gone really shit these last few years? His sets sound like something I would have loved in like 98-ish a kind of Bugged Out sort of sound from that time. Lots of retro techno, house and general party tracks, with the odd new bit chucked in. It just feels like a generic late 90s early 00s mix CD from a mixmag cover mount now when I've heard him when maybe three or four years ago he was always really fresh and fun even when he was reaching for old stuff then too.
Haven't seen him in 18 months or so, and to be fair it was a decent set (plus I saw the tweak-a-holic thing, which does what it sets out to, I guess) but there seems to be a fine line between knowing what retro/cheese/overplayed/Ibiza etc. tracks to drop and just littering your sets with them. The balance between eclectic and left field, and safe club hits has tipped: his 2013 mix could have easily been an Annie Mac mix, and this essential mix was boring as fuck... and I've got a soft spot for a lot of this crap
I've not got much against a load of the tracks, I used to play a lot of that kind of stuff when I was younger but yeah, I played a lot of it when I was younger, like played it out, done, no nostalgia for it what so ever really. Just seems an odd way to go, I've been following him for years and he's always dug out some of those bits but it was played off either killer new stuff or killer older grime/garage/b-more/etc stuff. But now the ballance aint there at all and even a load of the new stuff he's playing is so boring its unreal like Seth Troxler and Route 94, etc. He's got skilsl for days still and I hope he comes round again to sounding a bit more vital again but he's proper shit at the moment.
My friend booked him a bout a month or two ago and he nearly got thrown out of the venue for being a general lout
Voices From The Lake - Velo Di Maya
Mind twisting stuff that makes time stand still
Kobosil - MDR 10
Kobosil comes back with the next ep on Dettmann's label. Really great stuff this. Man knows how to shape a kick drum
Max D - Chewy [Berceuse Heroique]
Afrikan Sciences - Ejercicios [Deepblak]
Joey Anderson - Sky's Blessings [Dekmantal]
Even Tuell - Precious Cloud [Latency]
Elgato - Links [Galdoos]
Lowtec - Workshop 1, B2 Untitled [Workshop]
DJ Spider & Marshallito - Fallen Angel [SubBASS Sound System]
Actress - Gaze [Werk Discs/Ninja Tune]
Ajukaja & Andrevski - Expensive Shit [Levels]
Cooly G - Hold Me [Hyperdub]
STL - Getting Deeper [Perlon]
Theo Parrish - 71st And Exchange Used To Be... [The Trilogy Tapes]
Karizma - Drumz Nightmare [R2]
Juxta Position - Mercy [Mistress]
Omar-S - A Victim [FXHE]
Kassem Mosse - Workshop 19, D1 [Workshop]
Polirican Alarm - Shelter Or Funkbox (NY Or Detroit Mix) [SubBASS Sound System]
Ondo Fudd - Coup d'État [The Trilogy Tapes]
Asusu - Sister [Livity Sound]
Tin Man - Nonneo (Donato Dozzy Remix) [Acid Test]
Population One - 4.48 [Reduction]
Prince Of Denmark - Your Body [Giegling]
Minor Science - Hapless [The Trilogy Tapes]
Lowtec - Joni [Brainmath]
Der Zyklus - Formenverwandler [International Deejay Gigolo's]
A mix I made for a train journy, just stright up viby house tracks to zone out too.
Just 2 x 1210s thru a A&H Xone 22 mixer a shit cheap usb soundcard becuase my phono jack socket broke on my laptop stight into Audacity which is free. Pretty simple setup really.
Which you can find more info on here:
A: King Bromeliad
I am a very big fan of Sam's productions, as well as rating him as one of my favourite DJs too. Reminds me of Theo Parish in a lot of ways as per song selection etc.
Bloke is just too talented. So good to finally get some new music from him. Cannot wait for his set tomorrow night.
This remix is just plain boring. Rustie seems to have lost it since Glass Swords. Hoping him and HudMo step back up to the plate this year rather than just doing this dumb big bass simple shit.
He's really coming into his own this last few years. Big sounding dubby as all hell UK techno of course.
aka Terrence Dixon has another 12" out on his Reduction label called Systematically Changing Variable and it sounds as excelent as the others. I've always heard this guys name but never knowingly explored his stuff until this year, kinda just wrote him off as another one of those old guy techno types but fuck me was I wrong. I've only dug into the newest Population One stuff so far and its killer not even gone for stuff under his real name yet.
This is great too, found it in my local shop and bought it on spec http://www.discogs.com/Terrence-Dixon-Point-Of-View/master/99668
this is so Actress, it's unbelieavable.
This is pretty good too:
He's massively underrated
Really looking forward to the full length Drop The Vowels, it looks like it'll be going down that noise meets jungle meets 'ardcore that Demdike were starting to tap into on their Test Pressing series.
I don't mind some of their stuff but it never really sets anything alight. They jump around stylisticly so much and so late that it always feels like a mega dry sounding cash in. The first Millie & Andrea stuff was late to the whole dub techno influenced dubstep thing that Appleblim, etc was pushing. Then not long ago they tryed a juke influenced thing well after everyone else had done it now they're going for a double wammy of dry sounding trap meets jungle with added noise for the boomkat crowd. All comes out like silly club cash in trend records with no real ideas of their own.
At least in their other alias' they sound a bit more original I kind of admire Stotts knackered house thing from a few years ago even if I didn't enjoy it much. Demdike Stare are kind of boring but at least its fully realised.
Whether it's good or not is up to you, but I think reading and knowing about the Modern Love guys, this isn't them being cynical, the intent is fairly pure.
It's a set of guys who have really diverse musical interests and influences acting upon them. Look at Stott, he's gone from dub techno to deep house to knackered house to almost trip hop. I don't have a problem with people trying different things, expecting a producer to stick rigidly to one style doesn't seem realistic given the level of genre cross pollination going on today.
I dunno, I like it, but I am definitely boomkat crowd.
I don't mean a cash in like they're doing it just for cash cos you know they just aint or they wouldn't be making this kind of music with limited vinyl releases haha. I mean they just sound late to the game every time, you can see them coming a mile off, in a year or two they'll have some kind of new school grime influence thing in the pipeline now its got bigger this year, just like they did with jungle, trap, juke, dub techno, dusbtep, everything. They're prob just two guys having fun with it but yeah it never feels vital, just well made filler thats always late to the party by like a year so it sounds like someones dad jumped on a sound when it reached Wire mag rather than having any real meaning to them. They're tallented know there way around a studio, everything sounds well made but yeah I never get the feeling they have any of their own ideas. p.s. boomkat rules.
But I suppose it's an extension of Demdike Stare's modus operandi; they're massive crate diggers, so their music is re-appropriating existing sounds and sampling heavily. I don't think Modern Love are looking at trend-setting as such
Just wish they weren't so ridiculously expensive. Buying an LP from anywhere other than Boomkat costs upwards of £25. That 4LP Demdike Stare boxset was a real pisstake
I struggle to get excited about him these days and went in thinking this was kinda run-of-the-mill but Suckle's actually quite good in a really subtle way.
Do you like noise, ballroom, grime and Beyonce? These lot do.
Full stream on pitchfork.
This might be the most fun I've had with a dance/pop record in 15 years when I first heard Remedy by Basement Jaxx.
I'm having a great time for the foreseeable future.
I'm not a Terje fan but he's so off my radar that I can't even hate on him. I'll only hate on stuff that I might like but turns out I don't unless I'm really i na bad mood haha.
But yeah the DJ Q record is wicked, maybe it needs its own thread. Its a load of fun, has hooks and vocals for days, isn't watered down, its just fun as hell. Its what I wanted from other pop dance albums but never got, its got the energy that was massivly lacking from stuff like Katy B, Sbtrkt, Disclosure, etc letalone that stuff in the charts right now that placid big room tech house stuff.
Conversly DJ Q plays some of that tepid stuff in his DJ sets and brings a load of energy to them, he's got a simular midas touch to pop shite that someone like DJ EZ has, lifts them to some kind of dance bliss level of madness by mixing them with fresh stuff not sure how he pulls it off.
How much better this is than the Disclosure record, yet it'll slip relatively under the radar. Never caught Q, but it's a real treat to see DJ EZ do it.
I think he's on Ministry of Sound Radio at the moment but I've never been able to catch it, I don't think its archived and I never remember when its on or even find him on teh website now so who knows.
I'm kind of of hoping this is going to be one of those slow burning pop gems but yeah its maybe a long shot to get anywhere close to where Disclosure got without their PR budget. It really does have way more tunes and better songs writing, sounds, energy, everything.
His record label FFRR is releasing Paul Woolfords Special Request alis remix of Hackney Parrot by Tessela, cool. Nothing wrong with that, it could do with a 12" release since it only came out on digi for Houndstooth on the Special Request album. But...
The track is being called...
Special Request - Hackney Parrot (Original Mix)
No mention of Tessela at all in fact its got Orginal Mix after the name kind of suggesting its Paul Woolfords.
It isn't even that diffrent a remix, adds some dub bleeps the odd break and a VIP-like vocal on top.
Paul Woolford came out on twiter and said he's pissed off with it getting released as that too. I've not seen what Tessela has said. How did that even happen? It makes FFRR look like they're stealing stuff, same with Woolford even though he's pissed with it too. I dunno maybe it'll get changed before release to give Tessela credit for making the track.
Tessela is on Radio One now n'all: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03y0kk0
They're part of the Principe label roster and make an odd live sounding freestyle analogue house jam style that is pretty different to the others on the roster that do a really raw dance floor style. They have more in common with Actress or Mgun than any of that really. Its wicked.
I still play the Crisis tape in my car a load from last year. This is simular stuff, kind of spaced out brooding stuff that has a wicked bangin' bass that kicks in half way thru.
Hell. Nice one. I've still not grabbed a copy, waiting for the Soundman Chronicals 12" by Epoch to come out so I can grab them at once for that ultimate Keysound family vibe. I listened to the steram though, second half is amazing, first I dunno yet. I dunno if I was expecting the album to be as good as it is though, I mean the dude is so young and has like one 12" out before this and he made this which is full on solid. Love the one with Parris who was just on rinse with Youngsta (http://podcast.dgen.net/rinsefm/podcast/Youngsta240314.mp3) amazing DJ and his tracks are coming on big time too, he's got dubs for days. Love the one with Riko its too good. Nightcrawler the original is by far my favourite Wen track best on his 12" by miles so its awsome to have a devil mix too. Everything from Swingin' (LDN Mix) is fire tbh.
it's a really great record though.
Was actually talking to a mate earlier today about the Wen record and how it might be looked back on as a defining moment in this whole instrumental grime thing that is blowing up.
It is a brilliant record.
Its got some strong competition already though. Logos' album is prob better overall and more grime in general. This is like rolling 130 business like Beneath is. But yeah the whole Keysound, Boxed axis is insane at the moment.
Its only the start for this kind of thing though looking forward to seeing what these lot do with albums this year: Slackk, JT The Goon, SD Laika, Fatima Al Qadiri just to start with.
Would love this lot to do albums: Beneath, Rabit, Mr. Mitch, Mumdance, Murlo no idea if they will though it'll prob just be singles for days and days and days that define this scene.
I think the best is still to come from Wen, he's so young and only just has his sound down with one single and this album he's gonna be on one for years now.
This is something new.
It all fits though, they work well together. Keysound people in general show it really well in their sets. Logos is pretty insane at bringing it all together really well, bringing techno, grime, 130, whatever into the mix in a way that works so well. Like here.
Ben UFO & Logos Hessle Audio Rinse FM 13/03/2014
Its kind of odd how it all worked out. Dusk & Blackdown made a push for 130 bpm becuase more people where making mad funky hybrids and there wasn't as much killer dusbtep and grime and now they're kind of having to push it slightly again to 140 again becasue loads of people are making killer grime again and funky doesn't really exist anymore.
is doing a really good job of putting me off listening to her music in interviews. Seems to have this really weird snobby air to her when she talks about grime and 'snio-grime'. Slackk kicked off on Twitter about the press release recently actually, I can see where he was coming from but he does over-egg it a bit of social media sometimes ha.
It is all coming across as really pretentious, but shes got a background in conseptual art instalations and all that hasn't she? So its just what she does I think.
I dunno I'm not reading much into it all I got bored half way through that interview and never went back and all press releases are shit so wasn't fussed about that either if doing music writing taught me one thing it was just never read them, just grab the date its going to be released lol. Just want to hear what it all sounds like loved all her past 12"s.
Starts with: "I feel like I’ve been listening to and soaking in these Asian motifs in Western music for a long time, so this record is like a virtual road trip through “imagined China.” It’s not the real China. I’ve never been to China."
Ends with: "It was the most orchestrated political exercise for a film about American hostages in Iran that wasn’t even filmed in Iran. Ben Affleck has never been to Iran."
Slackk got angry cos the press release basically was saying that everyone else who makes 'sino-grime' is just an imitator whereas Fatima is the 'real deal'. I think it's a shame she's taking such a lofty view as everyone else in that seem is so connected, constantly talking about how much they love each others music and how great it is to be part of that scene. I guess she's not really involved but still.
ANYWAY yeah fair I should just let the music do the talking ha, that's the problem with Twitter/the internet I guess.
DJ Q, Royal T, Flava D are all pretty boss, not heard the rest of them I don't think. But yeah garage!
So they're doing four compilations.
'The first of these is entitled Hyperdub 10.1 and it’s set to cover the label’s “dance floor dimension,” whatever that means. Made up of two discs, the first collects up brand spanking new material from Kode9, Rashad, Mala, Kuedo, Kyle Hall, Quarta 330 and more, while the second will act as a retrospective featuring 17 of the label’s biggest dancefloor smashes'
Guessing they're going to be themed somehow then, cool idea, didn't expect four comps. The 5 comp is still killer as well.
Tectonic is 9
Punch Drunk is 8
Hessle Audio is 7
Hemlock is 6
Swamp 81 is 5
Night Slugs is 4
Maybe they'll bring back J Kamata & 2000F too.
Its a mad fast bleepy melodic garage ummm thing. Would love to hear him doing new stuff.
Still, four year gap... come on mate!
milking those gameboys for everything they've got. He did a war dub in the great production grime war of last year I can't find it now though.
This madness is on his soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/q330/hanabi some kind of Flying Lotus-esq rolling breakbeat jungle meets Secret Of Mana thing.
like the 5 year compilation
'‘Hyperdub 10.1’, is the first compilation - a double CD covering the label’s dance floor dimension. Disc 1, features almost all new material from Hyperdub regulars such as Kode9 & The Spaceape, Quarta 330 and DJ Rashad, along with old and new allies, including Kyle Hall, Kuedo, Mala and the Teklife crew in Chicago. There will be a series of single and multi-artist EP's that splinter off from the first CD as well. Disc 2 spotlights 17 high points of Hyperdub’s last half-decade, proven dance floor material from the grittier end of UK funky, grime, dubstep, hip hop and footwork.'
So I think they are for the new stuff.
1. DVA – Mad Hatter
2. Kyle Hall – Girl U So Strong
3. Mala – Expected
4. Kuedo – Mtzpn
5. Kode9 – Xingfu Lu (Helix Remix)
6. Morgan Zarate – Kaytsu
7. Flowdan – Ambush (produced by Footsie)
8. Taso & Djunya – Only The Strong Will Survive
9. DJ Spinn – All My Teklife
10. DJ Taye – Get Em Up
11. DJ Earl – I’m Gonna Get You
12. Heavee – Icemaster
13. DJ Rashad & Gant-Man – Acid Life
14. DJ Earl – Bombaklot ft Rashad & Taye
15. Kode9 & The Spaceape – Chasing A Beast
16. Quarta 330 – Hanabi
1. Burial – Spaceape ft Spaceape
2. Cooly G – It’s Serious ft Karizma
3. Champion – BowsersCastle
4. DVA – Natty
5. Funkystepz – Hurricane Riddim
6. Ill Blu – Clapper
7. Walton – Aggy
8. Ikonika – Idiot
9. Kode9 & The Spaceape – Am I
10. Morgan Zarate – Hookid
11. Mark Pritchard – Wind It Up ft Om’mas Keith
12. Terror Danjah – Dark Crawler ft Riko
13. DOK – East Coast
14. Terror Danjah – Bruzin VIP
15. LV – Sebenza ft Okmalumkoolkat
16. Kode9 – Xingfu Lu
17. DJ Rashad – Let It Go
Especially looking forward to that Kuedo joint. Also, whatever happened to Ill Blu? Haven't heard a record by them in years.
so no one cared anymore much like pretty much every other funky producer to be honest. No idea why so many people jumped off that sound for stight up house so quick when they had something really fun and new going on.
You can kind of tell its them, it has slight things from their sound but its gone all tepid with those cliche deep house and bass, bass lines. I dunno I check for them every now and again to see if they have that energy back but they just haven't had it.
there's a little teeny bit of funky goodness in there... but it's a pretty limp attempt at chart house overall.
Amazingly quiet year for him last year bearing in mind how prolific he normally is.
DJ TLR - The Wormhole Waitress
Elijah & Skilliam w/ Kahn & Neek, Flowdan, The Heatwave Rinse FM 02/02/2014
Ben UFO Acetate Warmup Hessle Audio Rinse FM 06/02/2014
Vladislav Delay Studio Mix Feb 2014
Glacial Sound Sub FM Debut 09/02/2014
Beneath Rinse FM 10/02/2014
Spooky All Vinyl All Night Jamz Club Set
Future Brown on NTS 10/02/2014
Hysterics Boiler Room 2014
Ekoplekz and Container on Hessle Audio Rinse FM 13/02/2014
Hudson Mohawke Slow Jams VII
DJ Q Rinse FM Garage Hour 14/02/2014
Sonic Router Label Showcase
DJ Earl Boiler Room LA
Reckonwrong's Right on Traxx
Ok Zharp Mix Hyperdub Rinse FM
Mr Mitch Dummy Mix
Nuguznuguzu Perfect Lullaby Vol.2
Vaghe Stelle SR Mix #167
Wen Trap Mix
United Vibes Sub FM 23 Feb 2014
Boxed Rinse FM 25/02/2014
Sarah Farina NTCR Mix
Kowton Ilian Tape Mix
DJ Marfox Dazzed Mix
Parris in the mix for Loose Synths
Bandshell Mix for Nic Hamilton
House of Traps Murkish Delight Mix
Dusk & Blackdown Rinse FM 28/02/2014
Jam City - Earthly II
GFOTY - Secret Mix
Lucky Me w/ AG Cook
United Vibes 2/3/2014
DJ Marfox RA Mix
Riz La Teef's Riz Don't Play Mix
E.M.M.A. Clash Mix
Slackk March Mix
Goon Club Allstars Mix
Finn Mixpak FM Mix
Real Traxxx Magick Magick Circle Mix
Lotic's Damsel In Distress Mix
Major Grave Mix
Nochexxx Inverted Audio Mix
Youngsta w/ Parris Rinse FM 24/03/2014
Niagara Mix for the Astral Plane
Local Action Truants Mix
Dullah Beatz Boxed Mix #1
Mood Hut Mind Software Mix
Beneath RA Mix
Webstarr Guest Mix For Brunks Sub FM 24/-13/2014
A selection of mixes I've enjoyed/remembered to write down that I've enjoyed this year so far.
" Yeah we had Joyce MCing for us. That split the crowd a bit. We saw her on Harry Hill doing a Nik Kershaw cover or something, and we knew we had to have her. She waited until the afternoon of the gig to ask us what an MC was. So she ended up singing one song, then spent most of the set just shouting the word "CLUBBING!" over and over. If I was of a mind, I'd say it was quite a cool inversion of 'Discipline' by Throbbing Gristle, but I haven't heard that song. "
He'll be up there spinning plates in that house he built, no doubt.
Wasn't in the ideal setting, but still. Thankful nonetheless
Wasn't particularly funny, and at times it wasn't clear if they were taking the piss out of themselves or just slagging people like Disclosure off even further whilst pretending to apologise to them.
That should say 'XLRloveheartR'
No heart feelings then.:(
UK Garage doc on Channel 4 last night. Its an extended version of that one Dazzed had up the other month.
anyone know what the track that starts at about 6:30 is?
I went to listen to Kode9's that just went up recently beofre I saw this notice :')
'This video previously contained a copyrighted audio track. Due to a claim by a copyright holder, the audio track has been muted.'
Well that is going to fuck up a lot of Just Jam mixes on youtube if more get flagged innit.
New 12" from her really bangs.
Retro ghetto house thing with DJ Deeon. Just kicks and is a load of fun.
Odd broken house/funky thing from Austria that just getts more twisted as it goes.
Killer UK freaky dance hall, grime, synthy oddness vibes.
Whole record is lovely. It's very 2012 Mount Kimbie but it has these lovely upbeat house washes. Burialearic.
Yeah like the first few EPs and the first album. Pretty good, hazy day vibes.
lol at Burialearic, what else would fit in that ummm 'genre'? There is loads isn't there, but my post-dubstep game isn't as good as it use to be.
Just a really nice, well made record.
Gonna review it and try and make Burialearic happen.
The original mix is a real thumper, Blawan's mix is fine but doesn't really add much to it. Seems to have marginalised that trainers on a squeaky floor sound of the original too, which I actually really liked.
I'm a bit worried that I might love it? This sounds like Swindle ffs!
Shit, I think I'm a convert.
Terje is just so flat out ridiculous & fun that you have to be pretty miserable to hate on it.
"(...) It’s Album Time is basically the sound of Terje updating lounge music for a modern-day dance floor.
(...) some of the other “straight” dance tracks that Terje attempts tend to sound very sonically similar to each other, and it’s here that the album is at its weakest. For a man with such a distinct style, it’s rather alarming to hear him repeat a lot of the same poses as he goes on, and on a shuffle, it’s nearly impossible to distinguish “Strandbar” from “Swing Star, Pt. II” to the mishmash that is “Oh Joy”, which, at over seven minutes, is more exhausting than it is exhilarating. Although putting “Inspector Norse” at the end is a nice touch, that song’s strong melodic backing and focused chorus make it stand out over some of the more meandering Album tracks. (...)"
On his own music: "It sounds like elevator music. Good, danceable elevator music.". I'd disagree that all the tracks sound the same either, but there you go, each to his own.
Not heard these guys before, sounds pretty special to me, title track's sort of half-step techno... (sign me up, RA!)
This is a banger.
Lakker/Eomac can be a bit hit and miss. bit 'spot the influence' at times on their more recent stuff. but Lakker released a couple of fantastic EPs a couple of years back , the Torann and Deathmask EPs, highly recommend checking them out.
also this Eomac compilation-type-thing is great http://eomac.bandcamp.com/album/tabula-rasa
generally prefer Eomac's more swung stuff to the noisy techno bits/Zomby homages
they're always knocking out mixes as well, this is the most recent one https://soundcloud.com/thump/mixed-by-lakker
Hope it's better than Blaquewerk...
Sounds like someone doing motorcross while someone plays a UK funky beat on the drums strapped to the back of it.
Really good label, always worth a look, they're pretty underated really. Get to know and all that...
Well vobes mate.
a: Pev ‘Livity’ (Ghost-202 remix)
b: Kowton ‘Jam01′ (Beneath remix)
Ron Morelli & Svengalisghost twist Pev’s Livity in to a hard as nails tripping techno stormer whilst Beneath’s inimitable style injects fresh fire and rhythmic energies into Kowton’s Jam01.
Ghost202 track is a R O L L E R
Electro Chaabi collab project mix.
Channel 4 music doc, not seen it yet but the one on garage last week was pretty good so looking forward to this one.
New EP/mini album, Periscope Blues, on Hospital, sounds terrifying. It's actually hard to believe this is the same guy who runs L.I.E.S.
Love it though.
Just when I was getting really really into him as well
Not normally *that* fussed by Caribou/Daphni but this is something else:
The last couple of minutes of Tiberius!
I think he's a musical genius, but admittedly the Daphni output has been patchy so far. Very solid DJ though.
Can't help but put a huge smile on my face.
Sounds sorta like Evian Christ and all that stuff.
this is fucking amazing!
Him and Ras G are so underrated. Some of the best dudes on the LA 'beats' scene.
Presser: "Brainfeeders de facto New Age guru and all-around production wizard, Matthewdavid, returns with a sophomore full-length for the label, an all-inclusive Mindflight entitled In My World. Unlike prior LP Outmind, which was a largely ambient and inward journey, In My World expands exponentially to a multitude of lavish sound worlds ranging from the lush, vaporous pop dub of the title track, ethereal love jams like Cosmic Caller and Next to You Always, uncharacteristic IDM breakbeats on West Coast Jungle Juke, and a languorously crystallized cover Perpetual Moon Moods. Every densely atmospheric track is liberally punctuated with Low End Theory-approved doses of speaker-rattling sub-bass. The album, for all of its masterful production techniques and intriguing lyrical twists, is held together by a unifying theme of love the most powerful force in the universe."
listen to a track here: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/16873-in-my-world/
two Italian dudes mashing up techno, punk, industrial and Brazilian 'batacuda' samba style stuff. On... Hospital Records?! Dominick Fernow's gone soft in his old age. Like this a fair bit. Even if it seems a bit Cut-Handsy in how it appropriates something...
New MMM 12".
As the title says...
No idea which ones to go for yet, they all seem to have good stuff on them. Taso's and DJ Earl might be the picks so far for me, dunno yet tho will have to keep playing before I buy owt.
Traxman has another album coming on Planet Mu this year too.
I went for that one and I think it might be one of the best footwork albums I've heard. It might be better than Double Cup from Rashad last year and that has grown on me a lot. He chops up breaks like on that one, and does it really well, it puts a lot of the UK jungle/footwork hybrids to shame. Really impressed.
Night Slugs/Fade To Mind are making a short doc about 'connections between 90s tribal house, vogue culture, and the NYC underground past and present' and re-pressing Dat Oven Icy Lake.
They just released some new ballroom/jersey club hybrids from MikeQ and DJ Sliink too: https://soundcloud.com/fadetomind/mind001-mikeq-dj-sliink-the
I had heard the track in sets and thought it was a new track, pretty mad its an old one it fits right in to the sounds people are making now. Its got those Wiley sounds like four years before Wiley used them.
Had a lot about really old soundsystem stuff a little on trip-hop and even less on dusbtep, etc. These docs have been alright, not much info in them, they look more like look books for a fashion mag with some music info on top accidently on the whole. I did like that the dubstep section was mainly Pinch driving about in his car just like it was Pinch driving about in his car on an RA doc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyYeMOrm700 does Pinch just drive around Bristol doing dusbtep interviews?
Has a new one coming on Hyperdub. Love ths stuff he does on Hyperdub its so much more dubby, colourful and mad. Still with a hosue edge to it but no where near as retro sounding as a lot of his other stuff. Would love an album of that kind of thing from him.
Straight-up techno really but nicely done. I haven't liked straight-up techno this much for a while.
2 hours, loads of new stuff from L.I.E.S and TTT. Few odder bits too, pretty sure I heard some Principe Sound...
Murlo made a video/animation for his version of TRC's You & Me and its wicked. Melodic garagey/dubstep/grime thing with full vocals and loads of shiny synths. Late night synth jam dance floor thing.
vaghe stelle/astro:dynamics on nts this evening 5-6
Very, very much looking forward to it.
I was making my dinner so missed it though damn. Will have a look out for the archive when it pops up.
Its still one of my favourite albums this year along with Actress, DJ Q, DJ Earl & Heavee, Kassem Mosse, Ekoplekz, Nochexx, Untold, etc. They're all on hold until my copy of SD Laika comes at the weekend though.
Like the cover. And the kickdrum.
Fuck fuck fuck.
Other thread for it too for anyone that hasn't seen it yet: http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/music/4447394
New DJ Rashad track form the comp as well: https://soundcloud.com/djearlteckz/bummbaklott-snip-feat-dj-rashad-dj-taye-forthcoming-on-hyperdub-101-comp damn.
More Livity Sound remixes. Nice enough, not my fave of the bunch like.
Absurdly booming kicks in this. Good though.
Caught them at the weekend actually, had forgotten how fun their sets are. Still got a bit of a smile on me face.
Aaaah this is so good. Just a digital single for now, fucking hope there's something a bit more full-length on the way, Routes/38 are still two of my favourite ever records.
This is basically like Northern Line/Your Coat ramped up to Sebenza levels!
IMMINENT IMMINENT IMMINENT IMMINENT IMMINENT IMMINENT IMMINENT IMMINENT IMMINENT IMMINENT
I'm guessing album on the way or they would have done a 12" like they usualy do.
Like the next few moments on this Keysound takeover.
Love that bass sound.
Always an interesting read.
7-9 Rinse FM Fabric Tackover Pre-show w/ Dusk & Blackdown, LV & Johua Idehen, Parris, Sully, E.M.M.A.
9-11 Sub FM United Vibes/LFH Amen Ra, etc.
Hopefuly there is some Sully on the way on Keysoaund too, he just put up some junglist business on soundcloud with Keysound tags and what looks like artwork.
Everyone killed it.
LV with Joshua Idehen on the mic was jokes, plus they anounced an album is coming on Keysound called Islands. Really can't wait for that Roots is a massivly underated album.
Sully did a set of his own jungle bits with Riko on the mic and it was fucking awsome.
Jeremy My Love Is Underground. French guy obsessed with nineties house, searches out rare gems and then puts them out. Pretty great dj set last night at Rex, recognised nothing he played at all but still loved it.
Soundcloud stuff: https://soundcloud.com/underground-paris
RA article: http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature.aspx?1799
Here is my (non-physical) 12" inspired by the animated dancer from the bad old youtube acid house videos. Give it a listen if you're bored!!!!
Anyone dug into this album yet? I'm just doing so now. Enjoying it, not as blown away by it as I have been with her EPs/12"s but its solid on first listen. Doesn't sound anything like Sino Grime and I can't really pick out the imagained China concept that has been talked about so much in interviews bar the odd little sample, I wouldn't really clock it if it wasn't talked about so much I don't think. It sounds like someone chopped & screwed Severant by Kuedo, its very slow and deliberate sounding. All round pretty good like, maybe a grower, I dunno.
Will get on it.
I'm a fan of Visionist's atmosphere, full of tension and haunted thoughts, sometimes leads me to that kind of environments created around the classic suspense and horror movies, where somehow this album also fits nicely.
It does have a Visionist vibe to it, he's really good at the moment, he's come into his own the last few years after just kind of sounding like an Addison Groove tribute for a while. He's made his own kind of sound now really, its ace when that happens. Mumdance has done simular too now with his own sound after the early years of sounding like a vice magazine bloghouse remix dude. But yeah this sounds very much like that creepy sci-fi vision and very much like a load of other Fatima Al Qadiri stuff. Looking forward to getting deeper into it.
One of my new favourite DJs he cuts dubplates from all over the shop and always has killer fresh stuff. He just popped up on NTS the other day and has an epic amount of mixes on his soundcloud. Dude needs his own radio show.
Really like this
Great video too
New EP from Juju & Jordash + Maximilian Dunbar + DJ Pissflaps (yes really)
Deep as the mariana trench submerged dub house on Jordash's label.
Is bloody amazing, yes?
The bits I've heard from this sound awsome. Sounds like the best modern take on a soul sound I've heard in ages, it doesn't sound as retro as a lot of that stuff does. Circle is still one of my favourite tracks from her: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffqDebiYwXo and I'd only just clocked that its on the album. For fans of like Sa Ra Creative Partners, Floating Points, Janelle Monae, Thundercat, etc.
Sounding lush and classy as fuck.
Set from the other night. Bok Bok seems to be going for some kind of 80s boogie/R&B cut up by Soundstream into spaced out grime edits kind of sound at the moment and I can't decide if its brilliant or a bit shit.
Its all very Jam City either way. Good for summer I guess.
Both his bosses have now nicked his sound!
Anyway, need to listen to this another 50 times before deciding if I like it or not.
Forthcoming on BEB:
Sounds fuuuucking amazing.
in a 4x12" boxset thing with some other No Corner tape releases by El Kid and Lily.
Plus I think there is a Filter Dread 12" coming on Rap at some point. Looking forward to those.
Free download. Mad melodic dreamy remix from Dark0 & E.M.M.A.
Out now on Planet Mu. First one is ace, this sounds wicked too.
Loads of new footwork on the first hyperdub comp 10.1 as well, can't wait to hear that when it drops thru my letter box next week.
a: Kowton ‘More Games’ (MM/KM More Names remix)
b: Asusu ‘Too Much Time Has Passed’ (Dresvn remix)
Love the MM/KM one, the album they did together on Trilogy Tapes the other year still gets regular plays from me. So good.
sounds a bit like that Arca mixtape &&&&& that some people were talking about a while ago. Don't know if I'm into it or hate it but it's very arresting
Amnesia Scanner - AS LIVE 
like The Flashbulb/Venetian Snares or Andy Stott's 'Up the Box' - forgot how invigorating that type of stuff can be. I think 'grimey' was the wrong adjective to use but I know jack shit about dance music so don't know how to describe it. heavily recommend you guys listen to it (and tell me what it is).
This is literally just a big dumb trap song. wtf.
Listening to it now and it's pure fire.
New EP on Lit City Trax. Love Marfox he's got so much energy and a mad slinky hard as fuck drum style thats just too much fun. Mad rave music from Lisbon.
You can't beat a bit of late night gangsta business soundtracked by Burial: http://vimeo.com/25059735
Well I didn't see that coming. Its the usual grimy funky Champion madness too not playing up to any Skrillex overblown madness or anything like that. More of this shit please Skrillex haha.
On Software sounds pretty interesting. Not usualy much a fan of what they stick out on there bar the odd track but this sounds like a cool synth heavy summer vibey hook heavy instro future trap funk record lol. Like a cross between someone like I dunno Onra, LA beat scene stuff and maybe Night Slugs.
Rouges Foam has gone all mp3 blog for a bit and is digging up some oddness, this is my favourite yet I think.
Love Delroy, he's so versatile. Maybe not all his tracks are great but love how he's doing everything from raw jack to hardware noise to this kind of stuff.
"I wanted to take the opportunity to do something different for this Solid Steel mix and I decided to approach the mix as if I was 'back from a good night out' and winding down with some late night weird selections from my vinyl collection. The records were all pulled from my shelves on spur of the moment decisions - trying to dig out as many rare or vinyl-only riddims as I could along the journey. The result is a little self-indulgent and perhaps a bit random in places - but it's something I'd enjoy listening to myself - so at least it's honest.."
The second track by Terror Danjah is great. Never heard it before
This sounds amazing.
Still that tune on the Hyperdub comp is something I guess.
he said it's dropping before the end of the year.
was there some blogger-type guy who said a few months back that he was going to start slaughtering some sacred cows, kicking back against the PR machine and rattling cages etc (with a regular column or something like that)? did he ever get around to it? can't remember his name to check.
http://www.attackmagazine.com/features/columns/thomas-cox-pulling-no-punches/ / http://www.attackmagazine.com/features/columns/thomas-cox-the-gear-myth/
And the answer is nope not really. Althought I gave up reading the column after a while so I don't know if he's done anymore.
20 min Teklife doc, no doubt the last before Rashad passed, damn.
today and its really good. Solid mixing and every tracks a winner.
Wax Treatment Podcast #035 - Milton Bradley
20.08.2012 - Tracklist:
01. Exaltics: Introduction - Bunker 3091
02. Mayan Gold: Intergalactic Traveler - Uncanny Valley LTD 01
03. Boris Divider: Sentry - Tesla Electronics 001
04. Koova: Excess 2 - AC Records 07
05. Electronome: Bass Commander - Viewlexx 001
06. Kraftwerk: Tour De France (Kevorkian Remix) - Ballroom Records
07. Scape One: Galaxy Prime - Science City 21
08. Mr. De’: Shake It Baby (Inst) - Electrofunk 503
09. UR: Electronic Warfare (Re-Edit) - UR 033
10. UR: The Final Frontier - UR 003
11. Systemic: Simulation Of Live - Jactation 004
12. Chaos: Afrogermanic - UR 021
13. Arttu feat Jerry The Cat: Get Up Off It (Dexter Remix) - Royal Oak 11r
14. Dynamik Bass System: Electronic - Gigolo 14
15. Scape One: Gamma Function - Science City 21
16. Hashim: B2 Bonus - Cutting Records 200
17. DJ Derezon: A2 - FCR001 white
18. Beastie Boys: Intergalatic Instrumental - Capitol Records
Just some 12"s that might be worth a look out at the moment.
M.E.S.H. - Scythians EP [Pan]
Mad ummm glitchy? umm grime thing, I dunno its odd and well good.
Mumdance & Novelist - Take Time [Rinse]
Fucked up bangin' grime with full vocal and all that well good.
From The Reels - A No Corner Collection [No Corner]
Killing Sound / El Kid / Vessel / Lily / Filter Dread collected from various tapes on No Corner and put on wac for the first time. They're all well good.
Sully - Blue [Keysound]
Sully in jungelist mode with plenty of grime sort of sounds chucked in there too, if you didn't catch his set on the Keysound takeover on Rinse with Riko going in over these jungle beats you're missing out: http://podcast.dgen.net/rinsefm/podcast/Keysound040514.mp3 its well good.
V/A - Decadubs 2 [Hyperdub]
Second EP from the 10.1 comp, its mostly footwork madness DJ Rashad and all that, well good.
Pangaea - Pob [Hadal]
They just sound like large Pangaea productions, which is always worth a look and usually well good.
Ghost Kwini - Dark Address EP [Sonic Router]
Twisted zero g grimy business wit ha right odd-ball vibe running thru it, well good.
Floating Points - King Bromeliad [Eglo]
First solo EP in some time (he did a load of production on the Fatima record the other month tho) and just in time for us having some sunshine, killer slow burning funk vibes. Who needs Four Tet when you have Floating Points hey.
Population One – A Mind Of His Own [Metroplex]
He retired from music so obviously has a new 12" out, thank fuck for that. Super twisted techno that still bangs.
Pinch – Down [Cold Recordings]
Paranoid darkside rollers from Pinch, prob the best I've heard him in ages.
Wen & Parris - Caught / Collide [Tempa]
Parris is stirght up one of my new favourite DJs around his mixes are all killer and full of dark rolling dubplate material. His productions are on point too, this is more of the same from these two after that track on Wen's album.
Filter Dread - Midi Space [Ramp]
His tape for No Corner just got issued on vinyl in a killer boxset too but its cool to have some full on tracks on a 12" and these bang in that odd Filter Dread way. Some kind of fucked up grime with a hint of jungle/rave oddness thrown in there some place.
Fhloston Paradigm - The Phoenix [Hyperdub]
Sounds like its worth a shot at some point, kinda sounds like a mix of UR, Sun Ra, Vangelis and Theo Parrish or a record Floating Points might make if he did a full length.
So catchy and danceable. It's probably one of the best things he's ever done.
Gonna add a few of my own if that's alright, boss. Confirm that Floating Points and Fhloston Paradigm are killer. Didn't know Population One had a new rekkid out either. Thought he was done. Maybe he has 100s of unreleased archive tunes or something.
Theo Parrish - Footwork [Sound Signature]
The most urgent and frenetic he's sounded for a while, and not in a gonzo Any Other Styles mode. Love how shifty the whole thing sounds, Theo making jazzed up ghetto house. Looking forward to seeing his live band in a couple of weeks.
Kareem - The Sky Is Gone But You Are Still Here [Zhark Recordings]
First release on Zhark in 7 years!!! Grim as tar industrial techno, but Kareem has always been a cut above most of that. This is intense, but has a little of that EBM swing and the textures are properly gorgeous. Second track Wildpitch I Think I Love You is the best techno I've heard all year.
El Mahdy Jr - Gasba Grime [Danse Noire]
Really loved his The Spirit Of Fucked Up Places EP but think this is even better. Jittery, eastern scented 'rai dubs' made from loads of samples of algerian and north african arabic music spliced to a halfstep swing, sounds a lot less dark than a lot of this kinda stuff. Really great Killing Sound remix on the b-side as well.
I'm gonna do more of these every week now I'm busier instead of spamming every release that pops up like earlier in the year cos I had nowt going on haha. But yeah more joining in the better.
Love that Theo Parrish record, loved the TTT this year too. Thats my favourite Theo mode that kind of smooth thugish deep hosue with loads of soul but that rolls just hard enough that the jazz edge doesn't drag it down to some kind of cheese ball hosue mode. Perfect.
I just got the new Beneath No Symbols record thru my door too. Hot on the heels of the Pan 12" which is fucking amazing.
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nice one, jimi
No one really does it like E.M.M.A., killer mix of mad melodic colourful business.
Actually burst out laughing when the steel drums came in. Fucks sake, man.
but this sounds like super light-weight Burial via steel drums.
Still think the album could be ok though.
Don't even think it really needs those steel drums. They're just perched awkwardly on top.
just discovered Signals, Hartlepool (!) based house label. This EP from Mark Hand is great. Really Theo Parrish. Imagine Theo Parrish with a Hartlepool accent.
(and yeah I know it's from 2012, but the label has newer stuff up too which I'm going to check out)
Sounds good, but wonder how deep their roster is outside of Pelago and Naples. The Burkat stuff I've heard is nice but nothing to write home about... Gunner Haslam was good on L.I.E.S. though
Need to give this a full listen.
I remember losing my shit to it at some point... I think during an Ikonika set. Been wondering what it was for ages.
Dark Sky, Boya, Gunnar Haslam all great stuff especially Dark Sky. Not so sure about Archie Pelago.
Damn sight better than Rustie's recent effort imo.
I'm sick of virtually all trap, but Rustie's track was considerably more interesting (if not necessarily any 'better'),
Moleskin - Moleskin EP [Goon Club Allstars]
Baltimore/grime hybrid material in that Club Constructions vain, just stirght up fun 8 bar party tracks really.
Facta - 36 Chamber / Zodiak [Soundman Chronicles]
Rolling sub bass bangers, sounds like dubstep is back again but at a diffrent tempo and vibey again. Out on Parris' label who is one hell of a DJ, one of my fave new dudes for sure.
Alex Coulton - Bleep Sequence / Tension [Mistry]
First release on Beneath's new label where he reps other peoples stuff, a kind of No Symbols offshoot I guess. Simular dubby dread techno vibes as you'd expect from Alex from his killer Dnuos Ytivil 12"s and anythign Beneath plays.
MMM - Jack7 / Syncro [MMM]
One of them really simple sounding raw jack tracks that MMM do so well and a twisted off kilter roller on the other side, just bangs and sounds massive like all MMM productions do.
Finn - Keep Calling EP [Local Action]
R&G cut up grime sample heavy party trax, loads of fun.
Such a fantastic release.
If it reaches the limit it'll get pressed up onto wax. I'd love pretty much all the Lit City Trax catalogue on vinyl especialy these and the DJ Rashad album. So yeah get on it if that's your thing.
Roll With The Punches (Kowton Linear Dub/Kowton Dub Mix)
Out September 8th. Not sure it improves on the original but if it means I'm going to be hearing that melody again in clubs I'm all for it
I still play the original loads, such a killer track. The remixes aint to shabby.
Its from a new comp too by the looks of it.
V/A 'Worth The Weight Vol 2 - From The Edge'
1. Hodge – Resolve
2. Tessela – Channel
3. Kahn – Helter Skelter
4. Andy Mac – Asteroid Belts
5. Peverelist – Roll With The Punches (Kowton Linear mix)
6. Zhou – I Remain
7. Kahn – Tehran
8. Zhou – Locust Dub
9. Bass Clef – Stenaline Metranil Solar Flare (Pev mix)
10. Ekoplekz – Vanishing Land intro
11. Pev & Hodge – Bells (dream sequence)
12. Bass Clef – A Rail is a Road and a Road is a River
That is a pretty good taster of newer Punch Drunk bits for anyone not keeping up with 12"s/digi and wonder what else behind the Livity Sound lot, Bristol and Pev.
Is getting a release on Houndstooth. It was on a mixtape the other year which was pretty brilliant so its good to see it get a physical release.
Sort of sounds like The xx/The Knife gone really late night hip-hop with the window open and a crow up their chimney.
including creepy cover art.
This is order on sight, you all know that.
Deliverance Series No 1
I love his commitment to making the 12" actually look nice. None of this white paper sleeve rubbish.
but this Escher jam is : o. Don't think I've heard anything like it
Escher - Deep Architecture
On more of a DRUM AND BASS tip the Samurai Horo guys just released a compilation of some material from their vinyl only releases and there's some really on point stuff on there like this
Ena - Bacterium
Hoping he's back on form after a little bit of a dip.
He's just dropped a FACT mix with a load of unknowns which I'm yet to dig into, but looks sweet
It's a dub of ARP3
Parisian producer who I've only just got round to hearing.
Hardchore is a gigantic tune. Jam City, Actress, Aciiiid, Italo. Just giant and shitloads of fun.
Mi Lost is my favourite so far
I'm worried, he hasn't been on twitter of late either. Hope he's ok.
I've not been in mongrel mode very much recently, my mum has been really ill, she's on the mend now though we reckon so I've been looking out for her and working full time in a knackering job. Bar that I'm good though.
Been listening to the Hyperdub comps, FKA Twigs, Popcaan, Dark0, Visionist, Beneath, M-O-R-S-E. Just grabbed the Moir record, looking forward to digging into that.
all the best to your mum and your family, hope everything sorts itself out.
Anyone feeling this crew? I personally think they're making some really exciting, interesting stuff and the ideas behind what they do feel pretty refreshing. Both the Lotic and M.E.S.H. records this year were epic.
Good article from Juno about it...
This is great
Sounds bit more soulful on first listen through, but here's the 'single'
Brood Ma has a new one out called POPULOUS, free here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/6oe21y46ak9iyya/Brood+Ma+-+P+O+P+U+L+O+U+S+%28QNR001%29.rar sounds like something not quite of this earth. Not as mad as FISSION the other year and just as evil and fucked up as I dunno the SD Laika album crossed with playing to much Quake as a child in dark rooms while eating too many sweets.
Really enjoying this, especially the head-banging Perc remix of Megachurches (those drums!)
Struggling to think of anything that's really blown me away, so I'm looking for suggestions.
ikonika fact mix
moire ra podcast
daniel avery fact mix
mr mitch boiler room
objekt freerotation recording
u-ziq xlr8r (for content, there's no real mixing going on)
jam city earthly ii
mumdance's rinse shows
loads more than are escaping me but those are the ones that have stuck with me for good reasons
Definitely going to check out the Objekt set. Need to get on that u-ziq for the new Kuedo material too.
Ikonika & Avery mixes were definitely two of the best Fact ones, yeah. Mumdance one was also great, and the Rabit one good too.
is the best part of that mix. that little run of mr mitch tracks in the middle too >>
yeah do check the objekt set. him saying it was the most enjoyable set he can remember doing is definitely justified
and yeah the rabit one! this is supposed to be good too but i've yet to check: https://soundcloud.com/therabit/pandemic-transmission-ii
this mix/mixtape from lotic is utterly essential
Brackles Murlo Swing Ting Rinse FM 05/04/2013
Dusk & Blackdown w/ EMMA, LV & Joshua Idehen, Parris, Etch, Sully & Riko
Murlo's Landscape Mixtape
DJ Q Nokturnal Mix
Objekt live at Freerotation 2014 (DJ set)
Oil Gang - FABRICLIVE x Boxed Mix
Anything with Beneath, Mumdance, Logos, Murlo, Visionist, DJ Q, Slackk, anyone with Boxed.
Several bits to check out.
Moleskin - Satis House
Could go in the grime thread or here really, I dunno sounds like its more for here somehow but who cares. Its got a killer spaced out melodic icy vibe. Love it.
Dopplereffekt / Objekt - Hypnagogia
Out there sci-fi electro soundscapes. Both bang in odd ways. Maybe Objekt's most retro sounding track yet but it still bangs. Plus Objekt has an album on the way for Pan this year, can't wait for that.
Eckoclick - Eckoclick EP
I think Boomkat summed it up pretty well: 'Coming off like Matthew Herbert and FAY recording for Eglo'. But yeah like a wonky low key funked out jazzed out sample twisting Moloko built in a basement, all lopsided yet catchy somehow.
Wen & Facta - Wisdom Teeth 12"
New label from Facta & K Lone called Wisdom Teeth doing a rolling 130 dubstep thing here. They're both low key deep rollers like they do.
They say non-transferrable etc etc which sucks, but yeah, I have two spare Rustie tickets for Oval Space next Thursday and can't go anymore. Only want £10 each if anyone wants to take the risk (it might not be a risk)
Can't remember any venue ever checking the name on the ticket. All down to Oval Space, though, really.
Just a short teaser track, but sounds pretty sweet. &&&&& is still my shit.
Arca - Xen [Mute]
Call Super - Suzi Ecto [Houndstooth]
Vessel - Punish, Honey [Tri Angle]
LV & Joshua Idehen - Island [Keysound]
Slackk - Palm Tree Fire [Local Action]
Objekt - Flatland [Pan]
Cooly G - Wait 'Til Night [Hyperdub]
V/A - Hyperdub 10.3/10.4 [Hyperdub]
Aphex Twin - Syro [Warp]
Suicideyear - Remembrance [Software Recording Co.]
Flying Lotus - You're Dead! [Warp]
V/A - Livity Sound Remixes [Livity Sound]
V/A - Worth The Weight Vol.2 - From The Edge [Punch Drunk]
2562 - The New Today [When In Doubt]
Lee Gamble - Koch [Pan]
Mr. Mitch - TBA [Planet Mu]
it's just great.
This one really gets under your skin. Banger.
DJ Q under his Classified alias dropped this one too: http://2tuf4u.bandcamp.com/album/completely-classified-e-p-vol-1 which has a mad fun cut up garage edit of Call Me Maybe on it.
fucking psyched for the lad
Gave it a listen last night, put a big stupid grin on my face. Anyone who felt a bit let down by Green Language and loves the Butter era HudMo should give it a listen.
So much talkbox! :D
Good for him. Not very dancey this, not really sure where else to put it. Probably in the emo revival thread ha.
I quite like this anyway. Verses are like an even whiter version of Drake.
Yeah it's nice isn't it. Reminds me of The Postal Service a bit. Looking forward to the album anyway. Still don't quite understand how he ever earned that EDM tag though.
Had never really realised people were tagging him with EDM. At times you could have sort of pigeonholed him into the cloud rap or trap scenes or simply as a pop producer, but EDM seems well wide of the mark.
Think you've got to be doing something right when you're making music that's relatively simple, and yet so difficult to classify. I've got a lot of time for him in general.
which makes me wonder if it's one of the tracks that's floating around in one form or the other but never got a release. Like True Love or Feral Witchchild.
this is a really good compilation by tumble audio
also this is some nice techy deepy house I found
home of Prince of Denmark et al. Lovely mix there too
Chimes has obviously been kicking about for a while but hearing it all the way through properly (rather than patched into an advert) you can tell:
1) how fucking awful the bass tone is - almost sounds like just been plonked on top of the track and is also almost clipping?!
2) how much it sounds like Wut by Girl Unit (which came out 4 years ago where the fuck is my life going)
Brainwave is a complete non-event. King Kong Beaver carries on the same Fischer Price production values as Chimes. Everything actually sounds horrible, just badly produced. It's like a really bad version of a track off Satin Panthers.
Oh and then there's a remix. How did this take so long to materialise?
Could almost sit quite happily on Butter, but that record came out 5 years ago! So not exactly progress.
Otherwise completely agree though – why even bother putting out this EP?
I'm listening to Butter now and I was being kind here. KKB is just the best of a boring bunch.
But I'm expecting Objekt's album to be a full-on 10/10:
No pressure Objekt.
Best stuff he's done :)
U is a producer and DJ living in London whose latest EP will come out through Erol Alkan's label, Phantasy Sound.
Great night. Especially enjoyed Plastician b2b Addison Groove, and it was so much fun hearing footwork stuff played out on a big system. Lots of tributes to Rashad and Spaceape.
Got home at 8.30am... I am ruined.
It was SO intense hearing footwork for like 4 hours straight. Ikonika vs Scratcha was the best set for me though. Looking forward to pretty much doing it all again at Unsound this week!
New 12" on Beneath's new label Mistry from Hull mandem Webstarr. Big broken bass heavy 130 techno business. Love this kind of thing.
Feel like all the non-Grime rollers should hear this too
Well he's just put an album out: Population One – Theater Of A Confused Mind (Rush Hour) clips sound awesome too. We're doing alright for Techno albums at the moment with this 2562 and Objekt all out like this second.
Zennor – Never In Doubt (The Trilogy Tapes)
Its a Pev and Andy Mac colab on Trilogy Tapes.
Pretty similar to his current DJ set, which was basically the best thing I saw at Unsound.
for the new Paleman:
This track is actually great too. Feel like Swamp have been a bit off the boil recently but this is suitably weird.
Sounds great so far
Finish their compilation collection off with another ace one with new unreleased old Burial and all that. Plus they just dropped a Teklife comp called Next Life all profits going to DJ Rashad's Son, damn. I've still not heard the Cooly G album yet either.
Pretty good on first few listens.
It's not as mad sounding as I thought it was going to be but not far from &&&&& in tone. Need more time with it really.
If you're into it though check out some Brood Ma he's on one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZpirEwvVY8 <<< that's a pretty normal moment from him to be fair too.
SD Laika, Brood Ma and Arca are some kind of trinity of alien oddness from this year with all their albums. Mixes from Lotic are on that plane n'all https://soundcloud.com/janusberlin/lotics-damsel-in-distress.
Out now on Houndstooth. I enjoyed their mixtapes from the last few years. They kind of sound like a cross between The xx, The Knife, and some late night LA take on triphop on Tri-Angle. Crow has been in my head the last year at least.
Bit too xx-y I guess.
It is very The xx, but if The xx where cool again and took more modern influences in their sound, plus where from LA. It's right on the edge of being for want of a better word, pretty hipster. Yet I keep going back to those mixtapes and want to keep digging into this for now. I thought it would be right up DiS street really. Plus The Crow is such a killer track.
I'll let Loom describe this one for me: "Brutalist night music, cold and unforgiving. Can't get enough."
The way this guy processes voices reminds me of Burial a lot, but the rest of the production is way more industrial, very Night Slugs/Her Records. Big, big fan.
His debut album will be released Dec. 1st.
Has this been talked about yet? I'm on the fence but it always takes me a while with newer Jam City stuff to really start feeling. I nearly put it in the shoegaze thread tbh. Wasn't expecting vocals and woozy indie vibes at all. Is he going all Darkstar? Album out early next year it seems anyway, so we'll find out then.
On another shoegaze tip just clocked that When You Sleep by Suicideyear is a My Bloody Valentine bootleg with even more reverb and trap drums innit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAn-HR7TYC0 ace album overall though.
Innit. Not sure what this to be honest. Sounds like some of the cloud rap stuff that leaned towards shoegaze to me, like L.W.H. at times. Maybe not that surprising after he worked with Main Attrakionz on Classical Curves.
Will have to give it some time/hear it in context.
I'm basically just basing this off Rustie's album being rubs, to be honest. Not sure there's a trend at all come to think of it.
Glass Swords grew on me quite a bit but this one sounded like off-cuts from that from the tracks I heard.
I'm finding a few of the artists from that kind of peak era of like I dunno 2007-2011 are trying to find their feet again but in full view of everyone this time. Like Rustie, finding the new Flying Lotus to be heavy going too on the whole. Not really been that enthusiastic about The Bug album either. To early to tell with Jam City yet from just that track but it hasn't got me that excited.
Doesn't really matter though there are always loads of new people to hear.
the 5 minutes of Jam City live at Unsound was like a terrible Patrick Wolf imitation... Think I'll steer clear of the new album.
So he shared a unheard mix from 2006 from Mala b2b Loafah w/ Sgt. Pokes from FWD>>
(In my autofill, depressing) But that new Barnt EP on Hinge Finger's pretty good, eh?
Love Chappell, such a tune. Looking forward to his album, there's a couple of bits from it floating around...
'How Do I Know What Solutions X Form?' http://boilerroom.tv/channels/debuts/barnt-how-do-i-know-what-solutions-form-x/
which was a bit all over the place
That's going to go down well. Nothing in the comments yet though...
I'm sure I worked out a way to view the thing as a single page but I've forgotten.
Any good nights? Seems a bit barren. It's basically a ball ache anyway, might just skip clubs this year.
Only it's £35. £35. Thirty. Five. Quid.
Add in the fact that it's at Fabric which on NYE will probably just attract a bunch of randomers, I'd imagine the whole thing would be pretty hellish.
I was drawn to the Swamp81 one but then realised I've done 2 in the past 3 years and it's a bit overkill to go again. Gonna skip the clubs this year too I think.
and then they announced MK as the headliner. Not really fair when Nottingham has DJ EZ.
I was at the Dollop one last year but spent the entire time in the Boxed room. Maybe Boxed should do their own this year! (Preferably not at Rye Wax).
Is really good. Wasn't expecting to like it as much as I do. Some how I like it more than the first album even though I'm usually more on board with dance tracks and this is a late night spaced out R&B thing. As an album it just works better and doesn't sound like much else.
It kind of always is in my world because I lean that way but what you reckon?
but remains to be seen if anything earth shatteringly groundbreaking or influential was released. Heard the majority of this lot, without being truly blown away by any of it. Dunno, I may just be suffering from end of year burn out.
We've not had something like I dunno: Untrue, Glass Swords, LA, Severant, Splazsh, London Zoo, Classical Curves, etc. Something that crosses over and feels like that next level. Might be to early to tell with newer stuff tho.
But I've heard some stuff I never thought I'd hear this year from like: SD Laika, Brood Ma, Lotic. Plus that whole Boxed / Local Action / etc thing is pretty insane even in long form: Slackk's album is really underrated its so good. Yamaneko just hits the spot for me like not much else and it aint even out yet. DJ was a load of fun, best pop album that didn't go pop. Mr Mitch promises to be pretty special too and that aint out yet.
So many ace house/techno albums: Kassem Mosse, Actress, Objekt, Call Super, Population One, Moire, 2562, Dj Spoko, Untold, Perc.
My favorite bits on Hyperdub are Teklife Next life and Cooly G's album, both really good.
Vocal stuff that's really electronic like: FKA Twigs, Cooly G, Fatima, Dean Blunt, Popcaan all ace in their own way.
Some of the old guns are kind of treading water or just not as mind blowing as earlier stuff: The Bug, Rustie, Flying Lotus, more no doubt.
Interview from RBMA in Tokyo
Joy Orbison & Ben UFO in the mix for Beats In Space
I think those two are touring together at the moment too doing back to back stuff and all that.