Archive for December 2010

Sonnyjim - Crack Hands (Jayou Dub - Video)

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Elucid Dream-On


Elucid has been hard at work putting the finishing touches to his Super Chocolate Black Simian release which is out 11th January. Here's the first taste and think these are probably our favourite yet, even more menacing, intense, passionate and poetical than usual riding huge productions from Chasing Shadows and DVA. Not sure what type of war we'd ever want to get into, but whatever it is we've found our marching music.

param> Dream On by E L U C I D

param> Nigga by E L U C I D

Download: Elucid - Dream On / Nigga

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Homeboy Sandman - Calm Tornado (Video)

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Bumper Boxing Day Bag Of Big Tunes

For all those of you snowed in at the moment or simply can't move cos you stuffed yourselves too much over Christmas, here's a bumper blog post of new music that should see your speakers through to the new year in fine style.


First up, if you haven't picked up a copy of the Stagga single 'Genik Riddim' yet, get involved! The track featuring Skamma & Joe Blow from Squid Ninjaz is beastly and the release carries killer remixes from Starkey, Distal and HavocNdeed. Not for the faint hearted though, this is definitely on the grimier side. Here's a copy of the Starkey Remix (Radio Version just in case you want to play it to your mum or jam it on the airwaves).

Download: Stagga feat Skamma + Joe Blow - Genik Riddim (Starkey Remix - Radio Edit) / alt link


Next up is a fresh bootie from our boy Parker. as expected he's smashed it again with a beefed up Glitch hop take on a funk / soul club classic. Shall definitely be jamming this on New Years Eve this year. You can pick up a whole album of remixed classics (including this one) by registering over at Ghetto Funk.

Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady (Parker Remix) by DJ Parker


Central Spillz shall be dropping their long awaited album 'Space Travel' next month. Everything we've heard from it so far is great and to celebrate they're giving away the original version of their rowdy calling card track 'What Ya Know About'.

Download Central Spillz - What Ya Know About / alt link


Been jamming the remix and 'tribute' version of Cassie's 'Skydiver' album hard recently and didn't even realise it's been given away as a free download. Some incredible Future Garage, Post-step, Glitch hop type remixes from the likes of Brackles, Altered Native and The Blessings. Pick up the whole album here or grab a little taster from Lunice and 8Bitch below.

Download: Cassie - Addiction (Lunice Remix) / alt link

Download: Cassie - Me & U (8Bitch Cover) / alt link


We've posted a couple of Kill Light tracks up here before but pretty sure we haven't put this one up yet. It's from their new EP on Black Butter Records and is a great fusion of deep tribal Future Garage vibes and more jump up Funky-esque flavours. Also if you haven't got the Rack N Ruin download from Black Butter yet, grab it here and check out their 'Skanker Riddim' below.

Download: Kill Light - Spitting Feathers / alt link

Skanker Riddim Free Download! by RackNRuin



Foreign Beggars have been killing it this year and their Dented Records label continues to drop top quslity Hip-hop from their extended family also. The latest release is the Brainstorm Mixtape from LDZ (London Zoo) and is probably the best from the crew yet. To be honest we generally check for the guest spots which as always here includes dope spitters such as Dubbledge and Stig but this stands up the whole way through despite being rather too lengthy at 24 tracks.

Download: LDZ - Curryhouse / alt link


Bossasaurus have been on our radar for a while but they have just dropped their first official album and by jove I think they've got it. Thoughtful journeys off the beaten track, epic journeys in space and funk excursions into the future. An all round winner for any fans of Glitch hop, Future Boogie or Instrumental Beats in general and all for free from their Bandcamp page.

Download: Bossasaurus - Light Pollution / alt link

Download: Bossasaurus feat. Robin Gazzara - Dark Days, White Lies / alt link


Some straight up Psycho-step on this Thrills remix from the first release off their new Be Bonkerz label.

xXxXx - Ekko Tech - (Thrills Dubstep Remix) by Be Bonkerz


Back on the laid back and broody vibe, it's been a while since we heard from Inaudible but he's back with this dope double headed Glitch hop / Dubstep release on Bandcamp, which is rather openly entitled 'Feed Me Your Email'. Seems a small price to pay but if you're really not down with joining any kind of mailing list at all then hit him up on Soundcloud and he'll pass you a link anyway.



Download: Inaudible - Carnival


We also got the latest Thugstep mash up from DJ Nappy courtesy of those good fellas over at Rock The Dub.

Download: Hurricane Chris vs. Magnetic Man - A Bay Bay (DJ Nappy THUGSTEP Refix)

Hurricane chris - a bay bay (disc jockey nappy vs. magnetic man THUGSTEP mix) by djnappy


Ghetts has been feeling kinda festive and dropped a new free EP for Grime Daily. You can pick up the whole thing there but here's our choice cut.

Download: Ghetts feat Wiley & Dot Rotten - Spun / alt link


And finally Philly rapper Gilbere Forte drops a little something over N.E.R.D.'s 'God Bless Us All'

Gilbere Forte' - King Tut Freestyle by gilbereforte

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A Very Merry Dubstep Christmas



It's that time of year again... Merry Christmas to all the blog readers!

As a seasonal bonus, here are some Dubstep/UKG freebies that have put up by various producers... Skream has been a roll with his Freeizm EPs this year, and top off what's been an amazing year for both him and Magnetic Man, he's released a Freeizm LP, containing a selection of sought-after dubs.

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Tracklisting:

01. Intro
02. No Ready
03. Cold Outside
04. 10 Bit Dreamz
05. Minor
06. Back From The Zoo
07. Krazy Snares
08. Lightnin VIP
09. Left The Room
10. Commercial SellOut
11. CTO
12. Skwelcha
13. Emotional Shizzle



And if that wasn't good enough, Headhunter aka Addison Groove has decided to give away Footcrab VIP for free as well... The original brought something new to the table with its Juke-influenced 808 drums and chopped vocal samples, and the VIP will be a most welcome addition to DJs' sets.

Download it HERE

Last but not least, legendary UK Garage and House producer Zed Bias has recently liberated a load of lost tracks after stumbling across the DAT tapes.

Zed Bias - 'LOST DATS ARCHIVE' volume 1 (Xmas Giveaway) by zedbias

In his words:

To celebrate a great year I've decided to share a selection of 20 Zed Bias and Phuturistix remixes, rare bootlegs and instrumentals from between 1998 and 2000. About 6 years ago I had lost a box of DAT tapes and randomly found them again this year... these DATs contain all my early recordings and here I've selected some cuts that are unavailable digitally anywhere and I've had them remastered so they are ready for bangin, in the car, in the club or on your ipod.... Enjoy!

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Tis The Season



Psychonautilus dishes up a dirty 8bit wobbler with this new remix of Th' Mole's classic anti-Christmas track, "Merry Xmas I Have No $".  For all the broke people, this MP3 is free.  Happy holidays!

 Th' Mole - Merry Xmas I Have No $ (Psychonautilus Remix) by magicalbass

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Caspa "Marmite (Cable VIP Re-edit)"



Seeing as the snow has fucked up another one of my bookings this weekend, I thought I'd get back on the blogging...

Some of you may remember I made this back in 2009 as a DJ tool. After featuring it in my Discobelle and BBC 1Xtra mixes, and months of requests - here it is. Caspa's banger gets flipped into a breaks/booty bass number.

Caspa - Marmite (Cable VIP Re-Edit) by djcable


Feel free to leave feedback/comments on the soundcloud page. More VIPs to come soon!

Cable.

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Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble


Something to brighten these rainy days.  Originally aired on Magical Bass - Episode #6, DJ 0.000001's remix of "Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble" by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, was re-released today on Fresh yO! as a free single.


DJ 0.000001 (AKA Th' Mole) hosts the Magical Bass radio show, which is officially represented by Chrome Kids.  Listen or download at http://brooklynradio.net/magicalbass.

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Unicorn Love & Mole Hatred

With the popularity of last week's Chrome Kids release, the "I Love Unicorns" maxi-single, its creator, Th' Mole, has also taken some flack. The Sickrime Komitty have just released a single called "Fuck Th' Mole!" in which they attack the unique MC's musical ability, self-promotional techniques, and his masculinity!


One of the most cutting verses comes from Ms. Persepshin, in which she states, "...your fuckin' dad's your only fan. It really is no wonder that he raised a sap like you. But lucky for the future of the human gene pool, no woman in her right mind would ever mate with you. I would fuck a million lepers to avoid a date with you." Then, adding insult to injury, Th' Mole's dad makes an appearance in which he claims, "I'm not really a fan of him either. Fuck him."


But every dark cloud has a silver lining. For a good laugh check out the horribly designed Sickrime Komitty web page.

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Dubstep Christmas Part II



No dance genre can truly have said to come of age until it's contributed a remix of 'Walking In The Air'. Bless our bredren Linton Brown for this one, he had that summer sound locked down this year but now it truly is a Dubstep Christmas. You can pick up plenty free tracks (but not this one sadly) from his Soundcloud account.

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Ooh Me Too!


George Lenton hit us with a couple of more chilled excursions than the thumpers we’re used to. First is an off beat and reflective reworking of ‘Mr Me Too’ from Clipse & Pharrell

Download: Clipse – Mr Me Too (George Lenton Remix) / alt link

Next one tomorrow.

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West Coast Still Rockin'

We seem to have been stockpiling recently so here's a triplet of treats from our US West Coast cousins.



First up, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that Bassnectar is one of our favourite artists and a big inspiration to us kids by the blatant lack of posting recently. We’ve not only been sitting on this absolute beast of a bootleg he put together with Datsik, which uses a tune from two of my favourite artists growing up, Rebel MC & Top Cat; but we’ve sat on this savage mix he recorded for Annie Nightingale while he was here as well; and the first time he came to tear up a club in our home town, I was at a club in London that he’d played at a few days before! None of this is through anything other than a hectic schedule and the kind of planning that would make a Griswold holiday look like the Roman Invasion of Britain, we still got mad love for Lorin and family over here and these goodies show exactly why that is… Enjoy.

Download: Bassnectar + Datsik – YES / alt link












Tracklisting:

Intro
Bassnectar – Here We Go
DC Breaks – Halo (Bassnectar remix)
Bassnectar – Massive Attack Remix
Bassnectar – The 808 Track
Bassnectar – Bass Head
Sub Focus – Splash (Bassnectar remix)
Jimi Hendrix – various
Deftones – Prince (Bassnectar remix)
Reich – Proverb (Takemura vs Bassnectar remix)


Another artist from the West Coast who’s been influential since day one and inspired us to coin the term Hulk Hop some time back is Mochipet. He joins both Jack Beats and Sub Swara in putting together a club destroying remix of Big Boi’s ‘Shutterbug’, this is the kind of filthily hot electronic business you’d get from the same Jawas who tried selling R2D2 as a sex slave (or did I make that version of Star wars up?).

Download:
Big Boi - Shutterbugg (Mochipet Remix)



Absolutely love the Glitch hop style approach to this Dubstep tune from MartyParty which carries the depth of his PANTyRAID cohort’s (Ooah) Of Porcelain project (which we still feel was criminally underated) with the bump of his Glitch Mob stuff. It’s off his first EP which is out on December 14th.

Download: MartyParty – Los Angeles

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We Love Unicorns!


From Chrome Kids and the oddball MC who taught us 'How To Be Cool' last year, Th' Mole's 'I Love Unicorns' is an unlikely rap song withheart, guaranteed to make anyone crack at least a small smile.

Setting himself apart from the slew of 'hipster hop' Th' Mole is a truly unique individual, as he proves irrevocably with the b-side track 'Shocky Guy Go' which features Asian strings, symphonic arrangements and lyrics rapped in an imaginary language.

In addition to remixes of the title track by Robot Koch (Kitty Yo/K7), The Flying Skulls (1320/Daly City), and up-and-coming producer Frietboer, there is also a printable Th' Mole paper doll included in the download!

Pick up a copy from Bandcamp now.



Th' Mole: I Love Unicorns maxi-single - 01. I Love Unicorns (Robot Koch Remix) by magicalbass

Even Radio 1 music supremo and Bestival overlord had to agree that "This is immense". We believe the Robot Koch mix is due to be his tune of the day today, however he is knee deep in Bestival line up announcements (The Cure, Primal Scream, Brian Wilson, Magnetic Man, Crystal Castles, DJ Shadow, Grandmaster Flash, Norman Jay, LFO, Omar Souleyman, A Trak, Katy B, 65 Days Of Static and Pantha Du Prince so far... blimey!) so may have slipped by for today.

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High Rankin & Evolve Or Die VS Wizard Sleeve - Lockdown (Video)



Yes that's right people it's the new High Rankin & Evolve Or Die video featuring Wizards Sleeve. Filmed in famous East End Gangster, Dave Courtney's private Dungeon!!

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