As you should know by now we shall be making our debut DJ outing as Chrome Kids at the Swn Festival here in Cardiff, Wales. I've posted about a couple of the artists playing but thought I'd give a special mention to some of the others. They might not all fit into our usual style but this is such a good little festival and these are all such great acts that frankly we had to run a little something. We hope you enjoy them still and if you happen to be in the area, pop in and catch them live.
We have basically included the acts that we shall be going to check out this weekend... other than Skinnyman, Durrty Goodz, Dead Residents, King Cannibal, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Y Diwygiad and Metabeats who we've covered already.
First act I personally want to go check out on Saturday is actually Rhys Ifans rock band The Peth, a band which also features producer / DJ / percussionist extraordinaire Kris Jenkins, the man behind laid back lo fi lunatics Bench and also the lesser spotted but no less incredible Black Music Workshop. Think the singer on their featured track below is also one of The Peth’s backing singers Dionne Morgan formerly of Shubeen, wouldn’t swear to it but certainly carries her diva like stamp of soulful quality.
(YSI) Black Music Workshop – Bones
On Saturday it was supposed to be Chipmunk but unfortunately he had to pull out so the space has justly been filled by Baby J who will be bringing 3 emcees with him apparently but not sure who just yet. With such a heavy line up on his recent Baby Food album such as Fallacy, Alex Blood, Farma G, Million Dan and Low Key though I’m sure heads won’t be disappointed
(YSI) Baby J feat Alex Blood – Wake Up
(YSI) Chipmunk – Who Are You
Also at The Point that same night will be everybody’s favourite one mouth band, Beatbox Fozzy – who has recently been on tour with Dizzee Rascal and is a valuable member of the Associated Minds family who are helping to take care of the first half of the night.
(YSI) Beatbox Fozzy feat Willo The Wisp – Tuna Fish
The second half of the night will be looked after by Drum & Bass night Aperture who have some of their best residents throwing down – Dan Marshall, Ransom & Magenta and of course the mighty mighty High Contrast.
(YSI) Kanye West – Goldigger (High Contrast Remix)
Sunday we shall be checking out Evils courtesy of Kruger Magazine (for whom we recorded our recent Halloween Podcast). Evils first made his name via bootlegs that got picked up by Radio 1 who also gave play to the lead track from his first official EP release ‘The Pig Fucker’ which sampled the male rape scene from Deliverance but still made number 12 in their Radio 1 Festive 50. They have continued to support as have BBC6 and XFM. We look forward to seeing the Wendy house bound beat junkie.
(YSI) Evils - Clean Yourself Up
(YSI) Evils - Micron Funk 2
Then we shall be finishing the night over at The Point again for the Swn closing party being organized in conjunction with Secret Garden Sound System and Sunday Best and featuring: Rob Da Bank, who you might have noticed has invited us onto his Rob Da Bank and Friends Radio 1 show later on in the night to do a Welsh Hip-hop mix; Goldie Lookin Chain; Matt The Hat & The Balkan Bandits; Sportsday Megaphone; and the last ever gig by Genod Droog, a great live band whose members include Y Diwygiad who we featured a couple of days back.
(YSI) Genod Droog - Breuddwyd Oer (feat. Gwyneth Glyn)
(Direct Link) Goldie Lookin' Chains - GLC Parental Warning
(Direct Link) Goldie Lookin' Chains - Draw
There’s plenty of other bands to discover who we’ve never heard of too, all in all should be a great weekend. If you’re interested you can check details on their website – www.swnfest.com
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SOME OF OUR OLD SKOOL MIXES
Chrome Kids - Pyjama Ban
Welsh Electronic Mix recorded for BBC 1Xtra (Jan 2010)
Chrome Kids - Knowledge Me
Mix recorded for Knowledge Magazine (Nov 2009)
Chrome Kids - Pimp My Tour Bus
Mix recorded for Adam Walton's Mystery Tour on BBC Radio Wales (Oct 2009)
Welsh Hip-hop Mix Recorded for Rob Da Bank & Friends on BBC Radio 1 - Nov 2008