Nothing But Fire

Tenuous link number 89.7. Tonight in the UK is Guy Fawkes night, otherwise known as Fireworks night or Bonfire night thanks to the consentual pyromania that sweeps the nation. Back in 1605 Guy Fawkes and his Catholic homies tried to blow up the Houses Of Parliament whilst the Protestant King James I and his bredren were all inside. The Houses Off Parliament nowadays (and we have it on no authority back then as well) are chaired by The Speaker, kind of a referee for politicians. So we have, in celebration of this historic occasion, a bunch of tunes to blow ya speakers the f**k up!

Next Tuesday sees the release of Elucid's brand new album, The Sub Bass Diet with a mixture of original production and choice dubs by the likes of Kode 9 and Joker, all laced with Elucid's poetically exorcised frustrations. We were real excited when we heard one of our favourite Brooklyn rappers had hooked up with one of our favourite Welsh producers Metabeats and the excitement was well founded, Take Charge is sheer fiiiiyaah! We hear there's more from the two on Metabeats album that should be out early next year. DN3 does similar justice on the latest leak from the album too, you can feel the unplugged rage spilling from the mic to the mixing board.

Download: Elucid - Take Charge (produced by Metabeats) / alt link

Download: Elucid - Then We Rage / alt link

Even those who can't remember the days when Jungle was king and Navigator was one of it's mightiest warriors, or even later before Big Beat became Breaks and Freestylers were second only to Fatboy Slim as it's main exponents. Even if you have no memory of such things (and to be honest most who were actually there probably have a hazy reccolection at best) you will no doubt have heard the monster tune that is Ruffneck from Freestylers and Navigator that first dropped over 10 years ago. What? Still no? Well it matters not because a new remix from Ctrl Z relies on more than simple nostalgia to rock a crowd. Already getting play from the likes of Stanton Warriors, Krafty Kuts, Freq Nasty, Deekline and of course the Freestylers themselves, their version will be dropping on Vinyl along with an Excision & Datsik Dubstep remix on November 23rd with a digital package including further mixes from High Rankin, Bassline crew Pirate Soundsystem and this one from Rack n Ruin.

Download: Ctrl Z vs The Freestylers - Ruffneck '09 ft Navigator (RackNRuin Remix) / alt link

With us already being fans of Raffertie's very own brand of Bonkers Bassline it was intriguing to say the least when we heard he was turning his hand to more Hip-hop based beats. We weren't disappointed when he dropped us the mighty Hulk Hop style refix for Foamo's Wardance and it has had some major rotation from us since. Now those kind fellas over at ScenexScience have made it available so that even those of you most recession hit may wash your cares away in a big wave of glitchy killer bee bass music.

Download: Foamo - Wardance (Raffertie Remix Feat. Shiftee Moova) / alt link

Incidentally it was on a Raffertie remix that we first heard Scarlet Harlots who, if there is an ounce of justice in the music industry deserve to be huge. As we witnessed at Bigger Than Barry a couple of months, they're the perfect blend of good honest party rock, underground dance music and credible pop music, without any of the obvious contrivance one might expect from such a winning formula. Their track A Secret came out last month on Bigger Than Barry's own imprint with dope remixes from: Shorterz, who brings us Midget House 'an amalgamation of House, Garage and Electro' and also joins compadre Enigma on a Dubstep flex; and Kitch N Sync who flip a filthy Fidget version. We're a little late on this but the simple fact that we're not already over-run by these fellas on every station shows there's work to be done before justice is served.

Download: Scarlet Harlots - A Secret (Enigma & Shorterz Dubstep Remix - Preview) / alt link

Download: Scarlet Harlots - A Secret (Shorterz Midget House Mix - Preview) / alt link

Download: Scarlet Harlots - A Secret (Kitch N Sync Remix - Preview) / alt link

Finally, at the risk of renaming this site, Foreign Bloggers we have a remix of yet another Beggars track, and yes once again it's huge. This one's been around a while however and is resurfacing due to the remix being from DJ Primecuts from the Scratch Perverts who shall be hosting their annual Beatdown session at Fabriclive (see above flyer) next Friday.

Download: Foreign Beggars - Hit That Gash (DJ Primecuts Itchy Naaan Re-Rub) / alt link

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