Archive for June 2011

Magical Bass #9, At Last

After a long hiatus, DJ 0.000001, Th' Mole and new cast member DJ 1 Billionth (the DJ'ing cat) are back with another blast of the devastating beats and daft antics we've grown to love.

1. Th' Mole - Magical Bass Theme #7
2. BBC - Ngyuta Dance (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
3. Th' Mole - Bouncy Ball
4. Th' Mole - Easter Boy Theme Song
5. Hi-C - Leave My Curl Alone (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
6. Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine - Conga (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
7. Th' Mole - Jump Jack ft. Warrior Queen (Barely Legal Beats Remix)
8. Kenny Loggins - This Is It (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
9. Th' Mole - Sansa Song
10. Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone (DJ 0.000001 Remix)
11. Johnny Cage - Down In A Hole (DJ 0.000001 Remix) (Instrumental)
12. Slick Rick - Venus (Remaster)
13. Biz Markie - Check It Out (Remaster)
14. Young Stroke AKA Young Muscle - Surf & Turf
15. Themselves - Guess Who's Back
16. Fischerspooner - Infidels Of The World Unite (Th' Mole Remix)

Magical Bass - Episode #9 by magicalbass

Also available on iTunes and Brooklyn Radio.

Meanwhile, DJ 0.000001 also has a new video and maxi-single out this week, fittingly titled "What The F* Do I Think I'm Doing?"

DJ 0.000001 - What The F* Do I Think I'm Doing? by magicalbass

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Chrome Kids Radio Show // 13th June 2011


Sugarpill - Terrible People
Starkey + Curly Castro – Bricks (The Elements Remix)
Demokracy – ZerothLaw (STD Remix)
Exotope – Dagga
Swizz Beatz - Everyday (Coolin Codes Remix)
Balam Acab – Oh Why (Download)
Tropics - Mouves (Keep Shelly In Athens Remix)
Belle – Open Your Eyes (Quest’s ‘Flyby’ Remix) (Download)
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Trouble (Lapalux Remix)
Gappy Ranks Ft. Lady Chann - English Money (Robot Koch remix)
Jehst - Camberwell Carrots
Nightwave – Bit Pony
Hyetal – Phoenix (Fantastic Mr Fox Remix) (Download)
LV + Joshua Idehen – Primary Colours
Guido & Baobinga – Ballin’
Blaktrix - Sour Grapes (First Aid Remix) (Download)

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All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace

I've always been intrigued by the relationship between man and computer technology, infact I'd say on one base level, Chrome Kids is largely about that interaction and the constant shift in control one has over the other, particularly in relationship to music. So it's no suprise I've been loving 'All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace' on BBC2 so far, which argues that we have been' colonised by the machines we have built.' Definitely worth a watch whilst it's still on iPlayer (click on the name to watch it, not sure how well iPlayer works outside of the UK but sure it can be found elsewhere if you're unable to watch it on there).

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Nightwave - Feel (Video)

Nightwave - Feel from Svetlana Industries on Vimeo.

The artist formerly known as 8Bitch from her forthcoming EP on Svetlana Industries. Before this drops they also have a release from BNJMN which is out tomorrow, if you can't wait til then however you can pre-ordr a copy from here now and recieve 2 of the tracks straight away. We also have a track that was bumped from the EP due to the master recording getting lost but which still stands alone as a great track.

Download: BNJMN - Flash Flood

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The Lock Tavern Takeover

BBC Radio 1 linchpin and fellow Welshman, Huw Stephens has teamed up with our current headquaters, Cardiff Arts Institute, to bring a fantastic selection of Bass friendly DJs and producers over the Severn Bridge to The Lock Tavern in Camden. Alongside two of Northern England’s rising stars, is a heavy representation of our native city’s talent. The event runs from 3pm to 11pm on Sunday 19th June and it's completely free, so come and say hello if you're in the area.

Fantastic Mr Fox (Live)
With James Blake and Pariah hailing him as the next big thing, The XX taking him away on tour with them and all the hype backed up by some stunning releases on seminal labels Black Acre and Hemlock, it’s suprising we’ve heard little from Manchester producer Fantastic Mr Fox recently, but seems like he’s been hard at work in the den working on his live sets, which he shall be heading up proceedings with for you here.

Hyetal - Phoenix (Fantastic Mr Fox Remix) by Black Acre Records

Jamie Grind
Leeds rising don of skittering electronic riddims has made a big impression on the scene with his first 2 fantastic EPs on respected labels: Infrasonics (Spatial, XXXY, Hot City) and Fortified Audio (Submerse, XXXY, KingThing) and his forthcoming releases on Wicked Bass and Chicago Juke label Ghettophiles prove he is definitely one to keep watching.

Hackman - More Than Ever (Jamie Grind Remix) FREE 320 by Jamie Grind

After cutting his teeth on the Cardiff clubland as part of Skinny White Boys and C.R.S.T. – Ratcatcher (formerly Rodski) is now riding solo and has returned to his first love, House Music! His residencies at Cardiff Arts Institute and Dalston’s popular underground Rhythm Talk parties have shown him to be one of the most astute DJs on the scene and remixes for the likes of Crystal Fighters, Lokiboi have shown him as a more than worthy producer on the rise.

Rain (Unmastered) by Ratcatcher

Didz + Chico
Despite their early Grime background, Didz (aka Diddy aka Ill Diddy) + Chico have always hinted at deeper more uplifting side in their DJ Sets and productions. Stalwarts of Cardiff’s music scene, Chico was better known as an MC and Diddy remained largely in the shadows until their anthemic garage track ‘Something New’ on Doc Daneeka’s ‘Ten Thousand Yen’ label, which was rinsed by the likes of Marcus Nasty, Seb Chew, Julio Bashmore, TRG, and Mosca.


Holding it down for the Welsh massive for years as a DJ, MC and Promoter, Kaptin heads up the Chrome Kids family alongside Stagga and Monky, recording mixes for the likes of BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio Wales and Knowledge Magazine and playing firing sets at Glastonbury, Bestival and Swn amongst others. He is also part of the Big Swing Soundsystem (alongside DJ Moneyshot + Matt The Hat) and is in charge of bookings at Cardiff Arts Institute.

Mr Healan
Definitely showcasing a more Hip-hop approach to future music, Mr Healan has been making a strong name for himself on the Welsh scene supporting acts such as Daedelus, Bullion and James Blake, whilst his productions have received play on BBC Radio 1, Radio Wales and 1Xtra and being picked up by the likes of Distance, Starkey and Darkhouse Family.

Ifan Dafydd
After handing some of his own productions to BBC Wales’ presenter Adam Walton, the keyboard player to Wales’ fantastic festival band Derwyddon Dr Gonzo bounced round some of the Beeb big dogs until his unofficial (and unfinished) Amy Winehouse remix ‘No Good’ aired on Gilles Peterson’s show and he caused an instant blog / forum blast. With an obvious ear for great music, we look forwards to hearing what Sunday afternoon delights arise from this exclusive DJ set.

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Treasure Hunt Clue: Win Exit Festival Tickets

Right people, hopefully you've been following the trail of clues on our bredren blogs and are now ready for the final clincher to win yo asses some tickets to Exit Festival in Serbia along with flight from London and accommodation... here it is:

'Their latest album won the 2011 Grammy Award for ‘Album Of the Year’

We've just been sent some more finalised line ups for the Festival (which runs from 7th - 10th July) and for us it's all about the Happy Novi Sad Stage, which is worth going for by itself: Pleasurekraft, KiNK, Cosmin TRG, Loefah, Boddika, Oneman, MC Chunky, Ben UFO, Bok Bok, Jam City, Nosaj Thing (AV Live Show), Photek and Scanone.. phew!

for details on how to enter, head over to and let them know the answer!

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Badman Riddim: Jump The Game

Hours of fun... or perhaps frustration, courtesy of Vato Gonzalez and Foreign Beggars, whose 'Badman Riddim' tune I heard on Chris Moyles' show the other day! Thought I'd woken up in an alternative universe... maybe i did, but I'm definitely staying put.


Chrome Kids Radio Show // 6th June 2011

No Mixcloud link again this week unfortunately but have managed to find (nearly) all the tracks played, online to listen to.

MartyParty - Come With Me

Hudson Mohawke - Thunder Bay

Hudson Mohawke - Thunder Bay by hudsonmohawke

Hail Mary Mallon – Garfield

Hail Mary Mallon - Garfield by rhymesayers

AlgoRythmiK feat Ben Sharpa & Wapi Wap – Circus World

Circus World (Feat. Ben Sharpa & Wapi Wap) Free DL by AlgoRythmiK

Krownwall - Y Gwir [Plyci Mix]

Kronwall - Y Gwir [Plyci Mix] by Plyci

Samiyam – Bricks

Starkey feat. Curly Castro – Bricks

"Bricks ft. Curly Castro" - from Space Traitor Vol. 2 (Starkey Daily Dose of Dubstep on BBC 1Xtra mix rip) by starkey

Kastle feat. Armanni Reign + Domonique - Walking Away

Walking Away ft. Armanni Reign & Domonique by Kastle

Foreign Beggars feat Skrillex – Still Getting It

Monolithium - Swag Equity

Belle – Open My Eyes

Dead Geoff and Misterthumbs – BST

01 big. skinny. thick. (BST) by misterthumbs

DJ Shadow - I Gotta Rokk

Jam Jarr – Neck Low (Process Rebel Remix)

Jam Jarr - Neck Low (Process Rebel Remix) by Jam Jarr

Tech N9ne feat. Busta Rhymes, Yellawolf and Twista - Worldwide Choppers

Last Japan feat. Trim - Blood Diamond

Last Japan 'Blood Diamond' ft Trim by Bullet Train Records

Faith SFX feat. Lowkey & Jon McClure - Revolution Music

Kendrick Lamar - Hiii Power

Jamie XX – Far Nearer

Jamie xx - Far Nearer (limited vinyl & download out now - by Numbers

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DJ 0.000001 Gets Buck Wild

Always busy and inventive, DJ 0.000001 drops a weird new banger on us.

DJ 0.000001 - Buck Wilding by magicalbass

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Mr Shadow feat Ghetts - Get Stronger (Video)

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Time Of Kastle

Kastle is fast becoming one of our favourite producers and Seclusiasis have proven themselves once again to be the perfect link between the street, the club and the chin stroking anorak massive with their latest release, strutting around 6 tracks deep, with a completeness that is commendable considering it's contrasts. We have excess love for the title track which is classic UKG 2-Step stretched between a modern Glitch coating and stabs of rave influence and also 'Bring Me Back', which marches around powerfully around the Grime, Broken Beat, Dubstep and Garage territories. I think a favourite though may possibly be found in 'Walking Away', which ventures confidently into the realms of daytime radio, with a sweetly sung hook and rapper Armanni Reign effortlessly and skillfully tripping rhymes over a Summertime sanctioned crisp half-step beat.

The fellas have given us a copy of 'I Know' to give out from the EP, it's a clean purple tinted rave outing that sways around with it's hands in the air before jumping into a 2-step demon that is guaranteed to decimate a dancefloor.

Download: Kastle - I Know / alt link

you can grab the EP everywhere on Vinyl and Digital from June 6th or over on Juno Download now.

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Gotta Have Faith

Although the Faith SFX mixtape 'All From The Mouth' promised much, it never quite felt like it delivered properly. With the album 'Man Or Machine' though it seems that the talented Beatboxer's finally struck gold. With even more of an all star line up that includes a cross section of rappers such as Skibadee, Stig Of The Dump, Mystro, Wretch 32, P-Money, Ghetts and Lowkey (who features alongside John McClure on the excellent 'Revolution' that's been floating round a while and was on our 'Hulk hop Vs Crunk Rock Mixtape') , this would be a fantastic selection of Hip-hop/ Grime tracks without having to rely on novelty factors, but of course the fact that SFX has laid down some tight beats and basslines using (possibly just) his mouth certainly is an added bonus.

Download: Faith SFX feat Wretch 32 - Play Hard / alt link

Buy: Faith SFX - Man Or Machine

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Been a while since we heard from Dead Geoff and MisterThumbs from the Purple Bird family but Geoff just sent over a couple of their new 'Post-Thug' Glitch hop style excursions which we're now banging hard. They sound a little like something their West Coast cousin's might cook up but this doesn't prove a bad thing, these are certainly killer cuts indeed.

BST by purplebirdmusic

THUGWAVE by purplebirdmusic

No download on these as yet but Geoff also sent us a remix he did for Kuxxan SUUM, a tough Glitchy take on the rest of the EP, which is a mellow slice of downbeat electronica that "deals with Language and foreign voices as its primary melodic, textural & conceptual source."


You can download the whole 'Language/Barrier' EP here.

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Ghettozoid - Boy Toy (Video)

Ghettozoid Boy Toy from Dual on Vimeo.

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The Electric - Toot Toot (Video)

DJ VADIM presents THE ELECTRIC - Toot Toot (Video Edit) feat. SABIRA JADE / PUGS ATOMZ / YARAH BRAVO from jah fish on Vimeo.

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Hail Mary Mother Of All Hip-hop Albums

Loving the Hail Mary Mallon album right now (Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic and Big Whiz for those that don't know). Props to Rhymesayers, such a strong label at the moment. Also been jamming the Face Candy album, a fantastic freestyle experiment between rappers Micheal 'Eyedea' Larsen and Kristoff Krane, bassist Casey O’Brien and drummer JT Bates. This was sadly the final record Eyedea was able to complete before his tragic passing in October of 2010, but a strong testament to his talent nevertheless.

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Kendrick Lamar - HiiPower (Video)

Kendrick Lamar - HiiiPower from on Vimeo.

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