Posts Tagged ‘Garage’
01. SBTRKT – Hold On.
02. SBTRKT – Right Thing To Do.
03. Addison Groove – I Go Boom.
04. Shadow Child – So High.
05. Bugz in the Attic – Hold It Down (Bugz In The Attic Remix).
07. Domu – Worldwide (Solid Groove Remix).
08. Disclosure – My Intention Is War!
09. SBTRKT – Living Like I Do.
11. Machinedrum – No Respect.
12. Jay Electronica – Exhibit C.
13. Flying Lotus – Putty Boy Strut.
14. Frank Ocean – Thinking About You (SBTRKT Remix).
15. SBTRKT – Wildfire.
16. Machinedrum – Alarma.
17. Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank.
Scratcha DVA (a.k.a. Leon Smart) is an animated guy. (We thought so even before he sent over the above depiction of himself as Raiden from Mortal Kombat.) His productions are obviously the work of an extrovert—check the wonky exuberance of his recent Fly Juice EP on Hyperdub for proof. And as the longtime host of Rinse FM’s Grimey Breakfast Show (he’s since switched to Hyperdub’s less frequent program), DVA frequently peppered his sets with his own hilarious charisma. However, there’s nothing funny about this harrowing tale from his early days. At the height of UK garage, Cyprus’ Ayia Napa was the setting for a story of mistaken identity, police brutality, gruesome bloodshed, and more.
You know Ayia Napa, when everyone was going there? Not now, cuz it’s different [now]. But I went there in 2002, so 10 years ago—garage days. I wasn’t a proper DJ or anything like that, but I had records—I wanted to be in the scene, so I just took loads of records out there, and hustled loads of DJ sets at [venues] like Twice As Nice and Faces, known places. Anyway, I played in one club—can’t remember what one—and I was with a few of my mates, cuz it was a bit of a holiday as well. I left my mates in the club—I said, “Listen, I’m going to take my records back [to the hotel].” I took my record bag, winged off on this moped. I go back to the hotel, and the door was open. This is like a chalet as well, it wasn’t like in a hotel where you’ve only got the room—the room was on the street…
ZUZUKA PODEROSA and KUSH ARORA Performing Live!
DAMIAN SILVA [Bassic]
C DUBZ [Bassic]
THE SUBLINGS Performing Live [Beat Research]
DJ FLACK [Beat Research]
DJ PACE [Beat Research]
OXYcontinental [Picó Picante]
Pajaritos [Picó Picante]
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Roska returns to Tectonic following his collaborative track ‘Paranormal Activity’ that he made with Pinch last year.
For his first solo outing on Tectonic Roska comes with 2 tracks of ice cold minimalism, utilising his brittle UK funky sound palette to create two rolling, dancefloor friendly tracks. Opening the A side with a stepping 130 bpm cut ‘Blurry’ and the Dubstep compatible ‘Spearhead’ on the flip.
1. Did you pick your artist name ‘Roska’ because it’s really hard to rhyme anything with it? Is this a tactic to avoid lazy MCs linking you to words you have no desire to be associated with?
Come to think of it, it isn’t a easy name to rhyme with. Wiley mentioned my name in one of his freestyles and he managed it.
2. Back in the day – you used to be ‘MC Mentor’ and later moved to production. What was your best catch phrase pon tha mic? What was the phrase you over-used most?
Ah haha. Too cringe-worthy to place up on here…
Resident Rinse DJ and Hyperdub affiliate DVA has announced his second release of 2012, an EP of “power house” tunes titled Fly Juice. The record—which is said to straddles the genres of jazz, funk, grime, techno, and more—drops on November 20 via Hyperdub, and includes four tracks on the vinyl version, with the digital package offering four bonus cuts. Like his Hyperdub label mates LV, DVA has been collaborating with South African artists for his forthcoming release, enlisting the help of producer Big Space for the track “Long Street”; he’s also tapped French DJ/producer French Fries for a remix of “Ganja” and Hype Williams’ Inga Copeland to help with “Rumors.”…
Available on: Hyperdub LP
Despite its ludicrously portentous title, Terror Danjah’s second full-length album isn’t exactly heavy on surprises: it mostly picks up where 2010′s Undeniable left off, all spidery grime rhythms and video game noises. This is apt, as it can often feel like being stuck at a certain, tail-chasing level in a game. You know there are higher levels, you can even imagine what they’re like, but you can only grab at the odd glimpse of them.
Those glimpses on The Dark Crawler come, largely, in the form of vocal collaborations. One gets the distinct impression that Terror Danjah is proud of the ‘Dark Crawler’ riddim itself – rightly so; its explosions, sirens and fanfares could have come straight out of his ‘Cock Back’ days, but this doesn’t make them any less effective. It’s reprised five times here – as an intro, an outro and three interludes showcasing various MCs. It’s a neat idea in theory; in practice Riko Dan, the first MC to take the mic, slays the track so thoroughly with his fire-and-brimstone apocalyptic preaching that every other iteration seems slightly redundant. Mayhem attempts to recreate ‘Next Hype’, and is adequate if unambitious, though Kozzie’s exclamatory verse at least matches the riddim in energy.
This week’s FACT mix comes from Ben Westbeech’s Breach alias.
Westbeech, a Bristol-born musician who’s collaborated with the likes of Mosca and T. Williams and held court as one of the UK’s most respected house producers for the last half a decade or so, has contributed a FACT mix before – in 2010, to toast the arrival of his second album There’s More to Life than This – but with the recent announcement of his new label, Naked Naked, we decided to ask him back for round two, this time under the guise of his bullet-proof alter-ego (responsible for 2010′s incredible ‘Fatherless’ single).
Naked Naked launched earlier this year with Breach’s darkside lullaby ‘You Won’t Find Love Again’, and will return with its second release in November, a collaboration between Breach and former FACT mixer Midland, ’101′ / ‘Somewhere’. That track features on Breach’s FACT mix, along with upfront heat from J. Bevin, Pedestrian, George Fitzgerald and more. Stream and download it below…
This week’s FACT mix is a rushing session from bassline house legend DJ Q.
Of course, calling Q a bassline house artist is a little reductive. The Huddersfield native played an important role in the oft-forgotten dance music hybrid’s rise – to this day, he’s still one of only a small handful of DJs on mainstream radio that play bassline house, and singles like 2008′s ‘You Wot?’ are classics of the genre – but his class as a producer spreads beyond just bassline. Q’s remix of S-X’s grime anthem ‘Woooo Riddim’ landed in FACT’s top 5 tracks of last year, and 2012 has seen him earn more critical acclaim down South than ever before: first, the superb ‘All Junglist’ landed on Unknown to the Unknown, and then the vinyl-only ‘Brandy & Coke’ on Local Action [disclosure: a label run independently by FACT staff member Tom Lea] proved his chops as one of garage’s most natural producers…
Rumours are circulating this morning that boutique label Trouble & Bass is no more. The Brooklyn-based label was founded in 2007 by Drop the Lime, who quickly recruited AC Slater alongside the likes of Star Eyes and The Captain to form a formidable bass-focussed collective.
But five years down the track, it seems Trouble & Bass’ time may be through. Talk of the label closing shop began spreading this morning, when Fact Mag reported that the T&B website had been replaced with an image of a T&B tombstone. AC Slater then linked to the story on Facebook, while fellow label-mates Drop the Lime and Star Eyes both posted the tombstone picture to their own Facebook pages, respectively captioning the image “time will tell” and “dead”.