Thursday, December 30, 2010

Grievous Angel 'MC Garage' Mix


Defo one of my favourite mixes this year, witness the sickness HERE, tracklist below.


Digital Dubz: Sound of Da Police Refix 1999
Busta Rhymes: Dangerous (Garage refix) 1999
Corrupted Cru feat. MC Neat: G.A.R.A.G.E. 1998
The Corrupted Crew: How Much Gal? 2000
DJ Luck and MC Neat: A Little Bit of Luck (DJ Luck and Shy Cookie Remix) 1999
Tasty Jay and Nicky Nai Feat MC Jenksy: Rinse Out 2000
Teebone, Sparks & Ki: Fly Bi 1999
Jameson: This One (Club Mix) 2000
DJ Chubbstarr & A Fernandes Feat MC Preshus: RInse Out 1999
Headtop: The Don Donna 1999
Uncouth Youth & MC Dee: Steppin’ Up 2000
Headtop: The Don Donna – Dub Mix 1999

Recorded 23/10/2010. All vinyl, two takes. 107Mb 320.



Tuesday, December 28, 2010

How to dance to Dubstep

Skream posted a link to this on twitter earlier on saying he loved the video, can you disagree?

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Xmas freebies

Here's some Xmas digi-presents I found online in the past few days, you might hear something you like:

Mele' 'I Swear Down'
Dj Wick-it 'The Borhters Of Chico Dusty' (Big Boi VS The Black Keys)
First Word Records - V/A 'Two Syllables Volume 5'
Numan 'Red'
Skips 'Not Enough' 
Martelo 'Down On My Night Hunter'
Zed Bias 'Lost DATs Archive Vol.1' (Xmas Giveaway)
Local Action Records - V/A 'Skydiver'
Falty DL ' And I really know'
Addison Groove 'Footcrab VIP'
Altered Natives 'History of Silence' (19 tracks zip)
Altered Natives 'Danny Does Acid'
Funkystepz 'Remixes & Extras Zip'
Terror Danjah 'Hardrive - TheCompilation 2009' CD 1 & 2
Digi G'Alessio 'Beat A Confronto Vol.2'
Digi G'Alessio 'Shiny Brazils'
Skream Presents 'The Freeizm Album'
Subeena 'Dual'
Silkie 'The Night Before'
Wayne Marshall 'Careless' (Wildlife Edit)
Hypercube 'Space Interlude'
Kingdom 'Hottest In America'
Bok Bok 'Crew' (Instrumental)
Butterz Xmas Zip
Panteross666 'X Lova' (Cubic Zirconia Remix)

Major Grave 'Night Creepers'




Goldy's 'Time Of The Month' - Dec 2010





ZED BIAS 'Lost DATs Archive Vol.1' (Xmas Giveaway)



Friday, December 17, 2010

Captain Beefheart R.I.P. (1941-2010)








Mixology #8 Mixed by Kingthing



Download Here


Tracklist:

Jamie Grind – Remember Those Days (forthcoming Fortified Audio)
Plot Twist – Ohene (forthcoming Fortified Audio)
James Fox – New Jack Swing
Resketch – Ghosts
KingThing – Mad Hatter
Dark Sky – High Rise (forthcoming Blunted Robots)
Gon – Untitled
Distal & HxdB – Untitled
KingThing – You Know
Volta Cab – Give It Juice (XXXY’s Rubicon RMX -forthcoming Wicked Bass)
DJ P.O.L. Style – Vampire Killah
Zed Bias – Neighbourhood (El-B remix)
Submerse – Tokyopop (forthcoming Night Audio)
KingThing – Neglect Me
KingThing – Different Spin
Mock The Zuma – Me (forthcoming Night Audio)


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Heineken Ad



PlayPortrait 001 - Terror Danjah


PlayPortrait Inside Terror Danjah from Playground // PlayTv on Vimeo.


Check out Playground, great website for music news, reviews, mixes, videos and all the rest.

Krystal Klear 'Tried For Your Love' (ACKK12x1)






Big up the All City crew.

Tom Noble 'Fun Company' (CLSS07)




Funk Butcher vs Loleatta Holloway 'Sinister Boogie/Love Sensation' - FREE DL





TWITTER: @Funkbutcher

Monday, December 6, 2010

Various Artists 'Skydiver' (LOC004) - FREE DL


Sum gems in this one! Out to Local Action.




Tracklist:

01. Addiction (Lunice remix)
02. Me & U (Mickey Pearce’s Mickey Luvs Cassie mix)
03. Official Girl (The Blessings remix)
04. Is It You? (Svpreme Fiend remix)
05. Me & U (Brackles remix)
06. Addiction (Altered Natives' Cassie4dannyNATIVE TLA dub) 
07. Thirsty (Slackk remix)
08. Must Be Love (Jacques Greene’s Marriage Proposal mix)
09. Me & U (8Bitch cover)

Cowen says sorry


Another tip from A.K., a simple yet incredibly funny animation on the irish shenanigans to the music of Blue & Elton John. Already a classic. From http://www.tigerreborn.com/



Monday, November 29, 2010

Ebola music workshop #2: "Pumping Bass"


The video was featured in this interview with Altered Natives I was reading...


A.K. 'XXXX Nights' Mix for Le Tanque blog




Get the mix over at Le. Tanque

01: Bombay Bicycle Club – Always Like This (Pariah Remix)
02: Kyle Hall – Ghosten
03: Chesca – The Floor Is Yours
04: Chubby Dubz – 31 Flavours (Late Nite Dub)
05: AK & Gon – Unintended Consequences (Demo)
06: Bleep District – Secret Disciples (Jonno & Tommo’s New Testament Dub)
07: Egyptrixx – The Only Way Up
08: Elgato – Blue
09: Giom – Bring Down The Walls
10: Dirt Crew – BigBadCity
11: House Jackerz – Bad Habit
12: The Fives – It’s What You Do
13: Sepalcure – Music That I know So Well
14: M83 – Teen Angst (Luciano remix)


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Infrasonics Rave!







MA1 - Rinse 21/11/10



MA1 played a new funky riddim I sent him in his last show on Rinse, check check, he played some real gems, wait to hear that tribal killer by Geeneus halfway through the show!!



Here MA1 talks in depth about Uk Funky after playing Xtra Large in Germany :


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Danny Macaskill: 'Way back home'


Only found out about this guy today via twitter. Sick skills, great footage:


And an older one with a deserved 21 million views on Youtube:


Friday, November 5, 2010

Mixology 7 Mixed by A.K. & Gon


  

CLICK ON THE COVER TO PLAY/DOWNLOAD


Tracklist:

Soft Wasp – Let me be (Shatterfreak Remix)
Swarms – Function 212
TRG – Everything We Stand For
Ike Release – I’m Gone
Jamie Grind – Bad Attitude (You Know It)
C.R.S.T. – Dial The Operator
Des Demure – Money Beet
Littlefoot – Sell My Soul
Sbtrkt – When Doves Strike
Kidkut. – ILove04
Octa Push – Laika Likes It
Sentinels – Maji
Hot City – Twist feat. MCDT
Kingthing – A2 Dubplate
Corticyte – Nextstep
Falty DL – Phreqaflex



Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tom Green gots flow







Tom Green on beats and rhymes with his old group Organized Rhyme 'Check the O.R.' (1993 - Canada)


Bill Hicks & Joe Rogan


I finally got broadband. I had to wait for a month for the phone line to be activated and ditch the money-sucking Usb dongle I've been abusing for 4 weeks. I'm finally back in the real world and I've happily spent a sleepless night on my sorely missed Youtube. It was all worth it, I found a short Bill Hicks video I've never seen before (I thought I knew them all at this stage), one of his last performances from 1993. Not of of his all-time best material but I love the interaction between him and Bonnie,  the on-stage signer. I've also added his famous 'It's just a ride' message, it's always good to listen back to it. All I can say about Bill is that after watching him years ago for the first time doing his stand up on screen, things were never the same. I could go on and on about him but thankfully I found this great interview with Joe Rogan (another great thinker/comedian of our times) where he explains, much better than I would, why Bill was the real deal and how he was inspired by him. Final video is an excerpt from Rogan's Podcast with added animation created by one of his fans from Argentina. Enjoy the next 20 minutes.







Friday, October 22, 2010

.A.K. - Grime/Bassline Mix



.A.K. drops another mix with a selection of some of his favourite grime, bassline and bass house tracks, download it below:

 Grime / Bassline / Bass House - .A.K. by .A.K. 


Tracklist:


01: Youngstar - The Formula
02: No Lay & Silkie - Unorthodox Daughter (Kingdom Refix)
03: Roll Deep - Eskimo (Vocal Mix)
04: DJ Zinc - Killa Sound (Skream Remix)
05: Lucy Love - No V.I.P. (OK Formula 4x4 Vocal Mix)
06: Wizzbit - Aquarius (RMX)
07: Breakage Feat. Newham Generals & David Rodigan- Hard
08: Landslide Vs. Slaughtermob - Spulrt
09: JME - Famalam
10: Rude Kid - Jack Daniels
11: Maxsta - East London Is Back
12: P Money - Left The Room (Prod. By Sukh Knight)
13: D Double E - Street Fighter Riddim
14: Foreign Beggars Feat. Stig Of The Dump, Dr Syntax, Farma G, Remus, Kyza & Skandal - 7 Figure Swagger (Plastician Remix)
15: Yoof - John Conner

Thursday, October 21, 2010

DRUNK GUY STABS GERMANY POLICE WITH A DILDO!


Breton_ 'Counter Balance EP' (HEK010)



The latest release from the Hemlock camp has finally reached the surface. Untold introduces newcomer Breton_ to the masses and, as always, is a pleasant surprise. Production is crisp and the beautiful vocals in 'December'are already stuck in my head after a few plays, backed by what I can only describe as a epic hip hop beat. Check it out:


Release date: Dec 6, 2010 

New Mix + Interview by Spatial for Bassmusic blog


Gon - dub
Darling Farah - Berline (Funkineven Remix)
Lone - Raptured 
Lamin Fofana - Dance In Yr Blood
Unknown - Anaconda (Tribal Guarachero mix)
Jamie Grind - Same Old Me
T.Williams - Chop & Screw
Spatial - dub
Spooky - Hayfever Riddim
Bob & Major Grave - Imperial (Gon Remix)
Spatial - dub
C.R.S.T - May Not Be Real
Mista Men - Sure footed
KingThing - Mad Hatter
DJ C ft Ms Thing - Jump Up and Bounce
xxxy - Body Moving
Production Unit - With An X
Spatial - dub
Samo Sound Boy - Taking It All (MelĂ© Remix)
Schlachthofbronx ft. MC Gringo + MC Nem - Fock Me Avontade

Check Spatial's interview over at Bassmusic Blog

Infra 004 is out now - BUY HERE

Monday, October 18, 2010

R.I.P. Eyedea


We lost another one of the most skilled MCs in the game, Michael Larsen, aka Eyedea, at the age of 28.




Saturday, October 16, 2010

Big L and Jay-Z's freestyle (Stretch & Bobbito Show 1995)



No one can touch Big L and THIS IS WHY.

TAM 2010



Today I've attended Tam 2010. Lots of refreshing talks, ideas, laughs and calls to activism.
For more info click on the logo below:



Also check:


The AK review: TUBE10 009



From Fundamental:

Having first stumbled across this producer’s efforts on the cloud sometime back in late 2009 I was immediately taken by his versatile use of melody in creating brooding, lingering and spacious tracks.  With early productions seemingly far more sonically related to the bleak grey cityscapes of these rain nourished isles than his native sun drenched Texas State, VVV had tapped in to the emerging sound that would come to be called future garage as he continued his transatlantic sonic explorations.  Now no stranger to the pages here at Fundamental, or indeed to the release sheets of late, VVV steps up to the plate and delivers the latest installment in the quality Tube 10 series.  The list of artists to previously grace this ten inch specialist label reads like a who’s who of the past few years of bass music and Vertigo & Flames / Slacktide is a sure testament to the status of VVV in the cadre of producers pushing the sounds of future garage ever forward.
Vertigo & Flames, the A-side of this release, is a tasteful melodic builder set to a proper skippy garage beat of crisp high hats, a boomy kick drum and a classic sounding flat tight snare.  The intricate drum programming keeps the beat flowing smoothly throughout, dropping in occasional swooshes and squelches on a fully future garage tip.  As synth stabs and swells introduce the melody, delayed and dubbed out vocal snippets punctuate the proceedings adding to the melodic atmosphere.  Not quite full words or phrases but ooohs, ahhs and half words weaving in and out of the listener’s focus.  The level of effects and their use is pronounced but never overbearing and alongside a wash of icy background winds the track stands as a real display of the producing chops VVV has to offer.
Slacktide, on the B-side, drops the BPMs down a few notches taking on a more tribal and syncopated feel to the beat.  In line with the flip side, the vocals continue with the dubbed out regime but the thick synth chord stabs invoke a Dubtech sentiment while the bass line pushes some serious air through the bins.  Overall Slacktide is a somewhat more aggressive and brash sounding affair to Vertigo & Flames’ meandering melodic sensibilities and will surely find favour among the cavernous spaces where raves still get deep and dark.
These are interesting times for bass-centric music.  Perhaps never before have there been so many competing sub genres or emergent scenes.  Never before has so many producers’ output been so readily available to the dance conscious public.  But no matter how much music is out there, it always seems that some individuals encapsulate certain aesthetics with a vigour that others can only emulate.  To me, VVV is one of a small number of individuals who best describe what Future Garage is.  With this release on Tube 10, he continues to be one of a number of producers who keep me checking the sheets every week to see where the future is going.
Vertigo & Flames (TUBE10 009) is out now on Tube 10 on digital and 10′ vinyl.


VVV INTERVIEW ON FUNDAMENTAL

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Colz - Infomatics 2010 Riddim





Colz must have posted this little gem on his blog while I was moving because it has slipped my attention.
A refix of a remix he did a while back, borrowing a vocal sample from an Infomatics' tune. Top stuff!



Bassweight DVD




From the Bassweight website:

BASSWEIGHT is a feature length documentary that offers an unparalleled insight into the subterranean world of Dubstep.

Charting the genre's growth from its obscure origins in south London to global recognition today, the film features in-depth interviews with many of the DJ's, producers and promoters who have been instrumental in Dubstep's ongoing evolution.

Skream, Benga, Kode9 and Mary Anne Hobbs are just some of the key players who have contributed, reflecting on the movement they've helped shape; a movement that has come to define the importance of underground music in the 21st Century.

This highly stylised film travels from Dubstep's birthplace in Croydon to Europe, Brazil and Japan, demonstrating just how huge an impact this initially indigenous scene has made at an international level.

Directed and produced by The SRK (Soka Afrika, Graffiti Asia, Rackgaki, Scratching the Surface: Japan), BASSWEIGHT documents this most clandestine of movements on its own terms and in its own voice