Archive for May 2011

(Mostly) London Launch Parties This Week


The rest of the week sees some fantastic artists launching various releases down there in London. Starting at Alphabet Bar (61- 63 Beak Street in Soho) tonight (Wednesday 1st June) with The Harder They Fall EP Launch Party from Foreign Beggars. The EP itself which drops on Never Say Die Records on 6th June 2011 is the first instalment from a three part series and features; Alix Perez, Black Sun Empire, Lazer Sword, Skrillex, Mensah, Medison and Ruckspin.

Foreign Beggars ft Medison, Ruckspin & Durrty Goodz - Bank Job by ForeignBeggars


Next up is Starkey's 'Space Traitor 2' Launch Party over at Old Blue Last on Thursday (2nd June). Joining the man himself is a fine host of guests: Monky, Starlings (Live + DJ Set), Om Unit and The Elementz, all for absolutely free. You may well catch me down there for that one so holler if you're heading over.

Starkey - Space Traitor Vol. 2 (Preview) by starkey


Also on Thursday is an album listening party at Soho's LAVA gallery for Jehsts new album 'The Dragon Of An Ordinary Family'. Contact Zayn@AllYoungKings.com if you want to go (from 6pm-11pm). Space is limited so names will be taken on a first come first served basis.

Download: Jehst - England / alt link


On Friday our bredren Baobinga will be dropping an album of collaborations called 'Joint Ventures' on his own BUILD label. The release features such fellow luminaries as Hyetal, Scratcha DVA, Geiom and I.D. all of whom shall be joining him for the big launch party in Room 3 of Fabric. The other rooms are also taken up with the kind of big bill line up one might expect from the super club (see flyer).





Back in Cardiff we shall be having a launch of our own as Crack Magazine join us to take over the Cardiff Arts Institute on Friday to welcome the city's own edition of the Bristolian paper. They shall be bringing one of the new leading lights of UK Garage, XXXY as well as fellow Brizzle resident Kowton who has fast been gaining a strong reputation for his off key, genre hopping productions.

Ordinary things by xxxy

False Dawn (unsigned) by Kowton

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Untold Songs


The guys over at Jus Like Music gave us the heads up on a great compilation called 'Untold Songs: Volume One' which they've put together with London based singer, Belle, who has curated a selection of talented female artists from across the globe to raise awareness and money for Amnesty International's 'Stop Violence Against Women' campaign.

Amongst the 23-tracks are many artists to have graced our pages such as Ursula Rucker, Vula, Shuanise, Ahu, Eva Lazarus and Yarah Bravo and from first listen it sounds like the rest are well suited to such esteemed company.

Untold Songs: Volume One (PROMO CLIPS) by juslikemusic

There will also be a free remix EP dropping beforehand on 6 June 2011, which will feature remixes courtesy of BUG, Quest, Silkie and Jett Letts. Keep an eye out for more info on that.

The launch party for 'Untold Songs: Volume One' is happening at Rich Mix in the heart of Shoreditch on 11 June 2011, featuring live art from Sri McKinnon and cup cakes by Esme Bakes. Purchase tickets for just £5 from the Rich Mix website. Check full details for the amazing event on Facebook. Launches in Bristol and Leeds are to follow.

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Chrome Kids Radio Show // 30th May 2011


No recording for this weeks show people but here's some of the tracks that were played along with links for free downloads and streaming. Don't forget you can tune in live every Monday from 9pm - 10pm (GMT) on Radio Cardiff 98.7fm or online plus you can listen to some previous shows up on Mixcloud.

Tracklisting:

DOK feat Terror Danjah - West Coast (forthcoming on Hyperdub)
The Weeknd - What You Need (Lemi Vice's Let's Make Luv Remix) (Download)
Hovatron - Gypsy Trader (Listen)
Mr Phormula - No Wonder (Exclusive)
Didz and Chico – Unknown Title (Ratcatcher Remix) (Exclusive)
Magnum - Juracan (Randomer Remix) (Listen)
Malente & Jay Robinson feat Yo! Majesty - Cherry Pop (Raffertie Remix) (Download)
Graphics - OK Rainbow (Listen)
Semtek -TBC (Download)
Buck UK – Once (Download)
The Widdler - Flexstar (Porkchop Remix) (Out Today on MalLabel Music)
SDUK - YouNyt (Listen)
Rob Zombie - Sick Bubblegum (Riot 87 Dubstep Remix) (Download)
Kid606 & Jesse Quattro - Outside (Kid606 Fuzzstep Mix) (Listen)
Vaetxh - List Of Lists (Listen)

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Exit Festival Competition


Just a heads up to you all on a competition we're involved with to win 2 tickets to EXIT Festival including Flights (from London) + Accommodation. As avid festival goers it's been on our radar for a while but never managed to make it over, so don't you lot make the same mistake. The setting looks amazing in a Serbian Fortress and the line up ain't half bad with the likes of Loefah, Boddika, Oneman, Girl Unit, Bok Bok, Jam City, Nosaj Thing and Photek up there with headliners MIA, Santigold, Groove Armada, Portishead and Magnetic Man.

The competition is simple between May 30th & June 8th a collection of blogs (including us) will give out daily clues to reveal info about a certain artist set to appear at EXIT 2011 , then all you need to do is work out the answer– Once you think you’ve got it, enter your personal details and answer in the competition entry form. Our clue will be coming up on Wednesday!

The winner will be drawn at random on Thursday 9th June and notified via email

To fin out more info and which other blogs are involved visit http://competition.exitfest.org/ and keep up to date with EXIT on Facebook & Twitter.

Good luck!

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Buggsy - I'm Waiting (Video)

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Chrome Kids Radio Show // 23rd May 2011



Tracklisting:
Shaodow ft. Ghetts - Get Stronger
Manni Dee - Antidote
NDV – Night + Day
Hail Mary Mallon – Mailbox Baseball
STD – Monsanto
Monky - Shirley Temples
Maxx Roach - Halt
Didz - I Think It's 4am M8
Mr Healan – Youngstar’s
Dai Verse - L.E.D. Home
Crystal Fighters - At Home (Ratcatcher Repercussion)
Discord - Sunday Dub
O Children - Fault Line (Canblaster remix)
Jakwob feat Smiler - Right Beside You ( V.I.P. Mix)
Chrissy Murderbot - Heavy Butt
Ms Dynamite - Neva Sofft

Here's the Canblaster remix for free download too.

O.Children- Fault Line (Canblaster remix) by Deadly People

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Do Androids Attend Electric Sheep?

Good Monday people, hopefully you will have recovered from this Weekend's festivities in tine for the coming Bank Holdiay weekend, as we are programming an event at Cardiff Arts Institute from Friday to Sunday. Many of the acts playing will be recognisable to our regular readers and if you are anywhere near the vicinity would be great to see you all. Here's the info...



ELECTRIC SHEEP WEEKENDER
Friday 27th - Sunday 29th May 2011 (Bank Holiday Weekend)
Cardiff Arts Institute, 29 Park Place. CF10 3BA
£4 per day (limited £6 passes for all 3 days)


3 SECRET HEADLINERS // DOC DANEEKA + BENJAMIN DAMAGE (LIVE) // MONKY (HOYA HOYA / ROBOX NEOTECH) // DIDZ & CHICO (TEN THOUSAND YEN) // RATCATCHER // TELEGRAM FROM THE QUEEN (JUVENILE SCUM) // MR HEALAN // DAI VERSE (DIVERSE CONCEPTS) // CHROME KIDS // ZWOLF // OWAIN K // STD // DISCORD // KOVAS (64 BARS) // MAXX ROACH //



The Welsh Electronic scene has truly coming into it’s own over the past few years. As musical genres overlap and intertwine, particularly after the Bass music scene in general’s mass migration from formulaic Dubstep, so Wales’ tight knit community of producers and DJs become ever closer, more open and undoubtedly stronger. As celebration of this fact we have brought some of the top artists from the scene together for a long Bank Holiday weekend of showcases, secret sets and a whole lot of drinking and dancing.



We have 3 Secret headliners, all well established acts at the top of their game, plus: Modeselektor’s label signings Doc Daneeka and Ben Damage showcase their new live set ahead of their Melt! Festival debut in Berlin; one of the city’s most forward thinking producers, Monky gets set to show why his future blend of bass heavy beats have been getting so much love across the electronic music world; Cardiff 2 Step tearaways Didz & Chico bring a little ‘something new’ to the table; Chrome Kids drop a rare appearance ahead of shows in Glastonbury and Bestival over the summer; experimental circuit benders Zwolf, STD and Mr Healan step out of the Hip-hop shadows into something altogether more interesting; former CRST member Ratcatcher (Rodski) and Owain K hold it down for the current generation of House producers; whilst Juvenile Scum head honchos and Dirty Sanchez DJs Telegram From The Queen, to quote Redman, ‘come to throw a little mud in this mother**ker’ and make sure proceedings don’t get too serious. With many more up and coming DJs and producers, just starting to cement their reputations as ones to watch also on the bill, this is undoubtedly going to be a great marker on where the scene is now and where it’s heading. There’s plenty more information on each act, as well as free downloads, streaming tracks and videos over at the Cardiff Arts Institute blog http://cardiffartsinstitute.org


More info can be found on the Cardiff Arts Institute Website.

Downloads:

Monky - Hypa Nova (via Robox Neotech)

CHRIS COCO - BUTTERFLY HEART (DIDZ & CHICO REMIX) by chris coco

Crystal Fighters - At Home (Ratcatcher Repercussion) by Ratcatcher

Electric Sheep: Friday 27th May: STD - Nobody Tells Ron Swanson What To Do by cardiffartsinstitute

Electric Sheep: Sunday 29th May: Discord - Sunday Dub by cardiffartsinstitute

Electric Sheep: Saturday 28th May: The Gentle Good - Dawel Disgyn (Zwolf Remix) by cardiffartsinstitute

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Give Time To Grieves


We've only just came across Grieves, who seems to have been dropping releases independently for a while but has his first album for Slug's Rhymesayers label dropping soon. We just got the 3rd single 'On The Rocks' through and we've been bumping it hard. His rhymes remind us of his label boss but that's not necessarily a bad thing in our eyes, plus he backs them up with a laid back bluesy soul singing style, kinda like a more credible, less gangsta Domino (whatever happened to him?)... kinda.

Grieves - On The Rocks by rhymesayers

plus there's a dope video and a free download of the flipside



Grieves - Bloody Poetry by rhymesayers

The album 'Together / Apart' is out June 21st.

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Black Music For White People



With the aptly titled new Black Music For White People, DJ 0.000001 and Fresh yO! Records re-release three remixes previously available only as part of the Magical Bass radio shows. Featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard, Glitch Mob, Matty B, Soulja Boy and Johnny Cage, the EP is free to download.

DJ 0.000001: Black Music For White People by magicalbass

Download MP3's, art & info (ZIP) @ Fresh yO!

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Chrome Kids Radio Show // 16th May 2011



Tracklisting:
Central Spillz - I Wish (Baked Remix) (from 'Space Travel Remix EP')
Astroid Boys – PunkRockCrowd
True Tiger feat. Professor Green & Maverick Sabre - In The Air (True Tiger 'Mosh Pit' Remix)
Didz & Chico ft Vanity - When I Say
Ossie - The Power Of Love
Halp - Gazziliaan Yeers
Skream - Where You Should Be ft. Sam Frank (Seiji Remix)
Chrissy Murderbot feat Rubi Dan - New Juke Swing
Mr ShaoDow feat Ghetts - Get Stronger (AK Remix)
Maverick Sabre - Where We Gonna Go
Ifan Dafydd - Chop.in.Out.
Blue Sky Black Death - Fire For Light
Wiley - Numbers In Action
Durrty Goodz - Don't Ask Me
Organ Grinder – Nimbus Stratus

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Tiny Skitz - Grime Is The One (Video)

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Th' Mole, DJ 0.0000001 & The DJ'ing Cat

Although they've been relatively quiet for the past months, Th' Mole, DJ 0.000001 and the Magical Bass gang are in full swing again.  After last week's European tour documentary, Th' Mole also dropped a ridiculous Easter-themed instrumental video...



And this week, DJ 0.000001 has got a new remix and music video for, of all things, a Kenny Loggins song.



Kenny Loggins - This Is It (DJ 0.000001 Remix) by magicalbass


Finally, DJ 0.000001 ("one-millionth") has reportedly taught his CAT (DJ 1 Billionth) to DJ. Check out his new mix, Da Best Cat DJ!, for some brilliantly tweaked hip hop, etc.

1. Rip Slyme "Introduction (ft. Ryo The Skywalker)"
2. Kilo "Golden Rule" (Edit)
3. Da Entourage "Bunny Hop" (Original/RMX/Instrumental Mega-Edit)
4. Death Comet Crew "Dance Mofo" (Edit)
5. Soom T & Disrupt "Puff That Weed"
6. Oskar Ohlson "Hapa Mele (ft. Demune & Susanne Dietz)"
7. Rip Slyme "Checkerflag" (Edit)
8. Sebadoh "Sacred Attention" (Edit)
9. Bizzy & Krayzie Bone "Sick Old Flow 2"
10. Death Comet Crew "At The Marble Bar (ft. The Rammellzee)" (Edit)
11. Biz Markie "Biz In Harmony" (Edit)
12. Outkast "You May Die" (Screwed Edit)



DJ 1 Billionth - Da Best Cat DJ! (Mix) by magicalbass

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