Archive for November 2010

Storm Freerun - Volume 1 (Video)

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Marvin Gaye - Lets Get It On (PURPL PoP Remix Video)

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Astroid Boys - Welcome To The Zoo (Video)

Thursday 9th December: Astroid Boys - Welcome To The Zoo by cardiffartsinstitute

This track's from their new Mini Album dropping next week. You can get more tasters on last week's Chrome Kids show when luckily Traxx from the group managed to come to the studio with Curtamos last minute when my laptop was killed and all the tunes for the show lost.

Plus here's a new mix from DJ Comfort of the crew. Catch all the fellas alongside Magenta, Curtamos and a battle between Beatbox Major and Beatbox Fozzy on Thursday December 9th at Cardiff Arts Institute.

Meow Meow Mix by Comfort

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South Wales Grime & Gritty

Loads of great stuff to get up here over the weekend but first I'm going to have to represent our hometown again plus our next door neighbours in Newport. Some of the Grime boys from both combined to do a South Wales version of Pow 2011 (check the 'English' version here).

Few people missing to make this definitive of the scene here but a heavy selection of representatives still. One of those missing is Desimus who has a new Hip-hop tune with D Gritty, representing their adoptive hometown hard.

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We Got The Funk

Seems like the birth of a new mutated hybrid genre every week at the moment, soon it's gonna be a different scene sprouting for each tune. We've thrown a few into the pot ourselves so we're not about to complain, infact we shall celebrate a new genre called N-Funk! What is it? Well from what we can tell it's a mix of, erm... Funky Breaks and Electro Breaks, and the scene so far consists of NAPT but nevertheless it's set to have a big hit in the shape of 'Make My Day' featuring Bashy (see above vid).

To celebrate this union they've broke out a couple of classics to mash up with Bashy's 'Millionaire'. With Breaks having taken a bit of a bashing the past few years we're happy to sneak this to you in the form of a new genre, cos it's phunky as hell.

Download: Bashy vs 2PAC vs Chromeo - NAPT Millionaire's Mash up

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P.H.Fat feat. Fuzzy Slipperz - The Big Five

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It's Mole season

As we gear up for the official Chrome Kids release of Th' Mole's "Go Horsie" maxi-single on December 1 (featuring Robot Koch, The Flying Skulls, etc.), the busy little critter has managed to squeeze out two other releases just this month, both of them audio-visual packages.

Superman Vs. Gremlins is an album's worth of new songs, remixes and three videos, including guests Graz, Demune, Vankmen, Oskar Ohslon, Warrior Queen, Playpad Circus and more.

Th' Mole - Superman Vs. Gremlins - 03 Jump Jack ft. Warrior Queen (Barely Legal Beats Rmx) by magicalbass

Meanwhile, out just today, Bucky Jojo is a short film as well as an instrumental EP, co-released by Th' Mole and New Cocoon, both downloadable for free.

Th' Mole: Bucky Jojo - 01. Main Title/Bucky Jojo Theme by magicalbass

Both releases are available at

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All Things The Electric

Download: DJ Vadim presents The Electric - Beautiful feat. Yarah Bravo

You can grab the whole single from The Electric including remixes by Memory 9, Benji Boko, H3ADphON3Z and Suonho on December 13th through Vadim and Yarah Bravos own label Organically Grown Sounds. Speaking of Vadim & Yarah, here's their blessing of Glitch Mob's 'Fortune Days' from Drink the Sea - The Remixes Vol 1 & 2 which will be released on Jan 12th. All proceeds to benefit Haiti.

Download: Glitch Mob - Fortune Days (DJ Vadim Remix feat. Yarah Bravo & Pugs Atomz)

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The Flying Skulls ft. Th' Mole - I Love Unicorns Remix

Preview the upcoming Chrome Kids release of Th' Mole: I Love Unicorns (Maxi-Single) with this remix by The Flying Skulls.

Th' Mole's I Love Unicorns 5-track maxi-single, also featuring Splatinum and Frietboer, drops on December 1 - stay tuned!

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Dope Run

Only recognised Mike Ladd on this compilation but was enough to check it out. Great mix of indie Hip-hop, glitchy psych beats and fuzzy anti folk. Marathon Of Dope don't quite nail this vibe as well as Ghostly International but there's some true gems in here still.

Download: Marathon Of Dope Compilation Vol 1 (requires email address)

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Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space

The Dub influence on Dubstep comes full circle with the release of a new album from legendary Dub producer Scientist on Tectonic. Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space, sees him creating 'versions' of exclusive and unreleased tracks from the likes of Kode 9, Pinch, Mala and RSD. We're going to be heading down to the launch party over at Fabric this Thursday (18th November) which also includes The Upsetters! Without doubt a meeting of legends that shouldn't be missed. Also the Dubstep generation are represented by Tectonic head honcho Pinch and the DMZ crew. Here's the full info and a free track for you all.

Red Bull Music Academy and Tectonic Presents: Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outerspace

Thursday 18th November

Doors: 9pm-3am / Price: £12.50 / £10 (Students)

Tickets -

Scientist vs The Upsetters (LIVE)




MC: Sgt Pokes

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On Their Azzxss

Great new Dubstep duo out of Japan called Azzxsss, which is respected Hip-hop producer, Azzurro and Solid State Soul aka Shigeru Tanabu from Beat Pharmacy.

Tribe - AZZXSSS by HYDRA_Tokyo

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Dubbledge - Associated Minds Spittin Pt.7 (Video)

I recently found myself on the video shoot to the new video from Metabeats & Dubbledge called EyeSeeYou which shall hopefully be dropping in the near future. In the meantime here's the latest Associated Minds Spittin video filmed on set.

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Kraddy - Into the Labyrinth (Video)

Kraddy - Into the Labyrinth (Official) from Kraddy on Vimeo.

Make sure you pick up a copy of Kraddy's new EP Labyrinth, we're currently on the search to find a set of speakers big enough to do it true justice. Maybe we need to head over to Low End Theory for the launch party tomorrow for the full experience, spare plane tickets anyone?

Kraddy - Dirty Got Soul Mix by KRADDY

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Hot & Cold

Forget Delia Smith or Nigella Lawson, we bring you two cookery programmes with a difference. First Oreo Jones cooks up a mean chilli whilst Pro-Ef puts your post Halloween pumpkins to good use with his Ice Cream recipe.

Let's Do Lunch: Chilli Cook Off

Epic Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pro-Ef | Simple Recipes - Epic Pumpkin Ice Cream by iampro~Ef

4 cups (1 L) vanilla ice cream
1 cup (250 mL) pure pumpkin purée
5 tbsp (75 mL) sugar
1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground ginger
pinch ground cloves

Scoop vanilla ice cream into a bowl and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes to soften. Add remaining ingredients to bowl and beat with electric beaters just until combined. Freeze until firm, then scoop and enjoy. Serves about 5.

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Still Number 1

By now you should have already checked out our latest radio show so it's time to tune in to another one. A few weeks ago all the four nations shows on BBC Radio 1 combined at Clwb Ifor Bach for a special show which featured live performances from Kobi Onyame (Scotland), Hot City (England), Not Squares (N Ireland) and Vanguard (Wales). I had a few words with Bethan Elfyn there about Chrome Kids and the Welsh Electronic music scene generally. The show also includes new tunes from Exotope, Monky and a track by CRST made especially for the show from samples collected by the four nation presenters on a record shopping mission round Cardiff. There's also a brief history of Welsh contribution to Dance music from GLC, name checking acts such as Llwybr Llaethog, K Klass, Jean Jacques Smoothie and High Contrast.

You can listen on the BBC iPlayer for another 5 Days (click on that link)

We're also sad to hear that Bethan is leaving her slot on BBC Radio 1, she's been an amazing beacon for quality Welsh music for over a decade and has been a great supporter of the Hip-hop, Dubstep, Drum & Bass and Electronic scenes generally, making sure they get a fair placing amongst the more established rock and indie formats. She even let us take over her show for a night!

Thankfully all is not lost and we place full faith in Jen Long who shall be stepping into the position. We're sure we haven't heard the last from Bethan though and we wish both of them all the best in their future phases.

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Stateless - Ariel (Video)

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Chrome Kids Radio Show - 3rd November 2010

Okay so this week we started with a track off the new Terror Danjah album, if anyone was questioning the future of Grime we suggest it’s right here or perhaps it’s the next track that holds the key as Grime singer Maverick Sabre rips it over Starkey’s 'Holodeck' to massive effect with 'Run To The Roof'. Then out of Iceland is Hypno, with a Juke influenced slab of bass music for RAMP. Glasgow’s S-Type drops on his hometown label Phuturelabs with a Crunkstep track dedicated to wildlife badman 'Terry Nutkins'. Stateless have a fantastic album due next year on Ninja Tunes from which we take 'Miles To Go', if you want a Dark Sky remix of their single 'Ariel', you can grab it here. Our boys CRST provide a juicier than thou remix of the new single from Bloc Party frontman Kele whilst also from the South Wales area is Exotope who changes up his usual filth monsters for a stunning slice of House / Garage and even Monky steps ever closer to the House arena with his brilliantly named 'Potato Dolphins'. Skinnz drops a firing remix of 'Holy Mountain', the debut release from Talk, a recent signing for the Nightshifter’s label. Every mix on Shy FX’s forthcoming single 'Raver' is a killer, we opted for the MJ Cole one. The first Sub Swara album blew us all away and their forthcoming follow up 'Triggers' certainly doesn’t disappoint either. A weighty guest list includes members of Antibalas, Dead Prez and the track we played which features Lyrics Born (who also has a pretty dope funked up album As U Were that’s just dropped). Also on more of a Hip-hop tip is: DELS new single for Big Dada which once again is produced by Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard; and Pigeon John’s ode to chore slacking 'To Do List'. Top this off with a J.O.H. remix of Ikonika’s 'Ikoniklast' and you have the show.

That was more a stream of consciousness than a round up but anyway, now shut your eyes, press play and get it in listening form.

Download: Chrome Kids Radio Show (November 3rd 2010)


Terror Danjah & Dream Mclean - Grand Opening
Maverick Sabre – Run To The Roof
Hypno – Go Shorty
S Type - Terry Nutkins
Stateless – Miles To Go
Kele - On The Lam (C.R.S.T. Remix)
Shy FX - Raver (MJ Cole Remix)
Talk - Holy Mountain (Skinnz Remix)
Exotope – Everything In My Mind
Nosaj Thing - Light #1 (Take Remix)
DELS – Trumpalump
Sub Swara feat. Lyrics Born – Fire It Up
Ikonika - Ikonoklast JOH Remix
Monky - Potato Dolphins
Pigeon John – To Do List

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Last Train To Lenton

S.B.P.M by georgelenton

Wasn’t until we hopped on this electric jelly train of a track from George Lenton, chugging and wobbling all the way to Glitchsville that we realised there’s a fair few tracks we appear to have missed from him recently, obviously this choo choo’s faster than we figured. Here’s a bit of a catch up so you can keep up to date. If you have doubles you can do swapsies in the playground later.

Paulie by georgelenton

Kerloo by georgelenton

I luv you (George Lenton remix) by georgelenton

Money in the bank rmx by georgelenton

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Magical Bass #8

Even though Episode #7 ended with the death of resident host DJ 0.000001, Magical Bass has returned! Featuring replacement host, Th' Mole, Magical Bass - Episode #8 is a tribute to the late DJ 0.000001, showcasing nearly 100 minutes worth of his best remixes as well as some rare and unreleased tracks. (And don't miss the surprise twist ending!)

01. Th' Mole - Magical Bass Theme #6
02. Red The Man Without The Machine - I Should Tell Ya Mama (Chops Remix) (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
03. Das Racist - Who's That? (Broooown!) (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
04. Soulja Boy - Snap & Roll (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
05. DJ 0.000001 - We All Fall Down
06. DJ 0.000001 ft. R. Kelly & Jeremih - Earth Day Sex
07. Rokhausen - Cafeteria Sex (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
08. DJ 0.000001 ft. ODB & Matty G - Ooh Baby I Like It Hard
09. Keke Palmer - Superjerkin' (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
10. Freddy Todd - Blowin' Good (Mochipet Remix) (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
11. DJ 0.000001 - Inaudible Vs. Th' Mole - Go Horsie
12. E-40 - I'm On One (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
13. Chris Brown ft. Drake & Swizz Beats - I Can Transform Ya (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
14. Tech N9ne - Stamina/Hunterish (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
15. A-Trak ft. Soulja Boy - Trizzy Turnt Up (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
16. Devo - Whip It (Mochipet Remix) (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
17. Bizzy Bone - Try Hustle Me (DJ 0.000001 Remix) (Th' Mole Remix)
18. Coolio - Fantastic Voyage (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
19. Incredible Bongo Band - Apache (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
20. DJ 0.000001 ft. Johnny Cage & The Voodoo Groove - Down In A Hole (Nobody Fucks W/ Jesus)
21. Sissy Nobby - Snake (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
22. Kid Sister - Switch Board (DJ 0.000001 Remix ft. Venetian Snares) (Remaster)
23. Rappy McRapperson ft. Lil Nasty - Speedos & An Abraham Lincoln Hat (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
24. Pen Mamba - Peanut Butter Jelly Time Remix (DJ 0.000001 Remix) (Remaster)
25. Th' Mole - Bouncy Ball (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
26. Lil Jon ft. LMFAO - Outta Your Mind (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
27. Joe Hunt - Every Freakin Night (666Gangstaz Remix) (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
28. Dirty Money ft. Rick Ross & Nicky Minaj - Hello Good Morning (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
29. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - 1st Of Tha Month (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
30. DJ Assault - Ass N Titties (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
31. Ol' Dirty Bastard ft. Macy Gray - Don't Go Breakin' My Heart (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
32. Outkast - The Whole World (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
33. DJ 0.000001 ft. Oskar Ohlson - Magical Bass Theme #1


Featured individual tracks:

DJ 0.000001 - Inaudible Vs. Th' Mole - Go Horsie by magicalbass

Keke Palmer - Superjerkin' (DJ 0.000001 Remix) by magicalbass

Sissy Nobby - Snake (DJ 0.000001 Remix ft. Limonous) by magicalbass

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