Seye - Mexicana Bounce (Bondax Remix)
With Bondax on the way to their first release with Just Us Recordings, they have found some time to remix former Paloma Faith guitarist and artist in his own right, Seye Adelekan (yep, Gbenga from Metronomy is his brother.) A stomping fusion of Seye’s vocals, stabby synth and broken garage beats, Bondax accentuate the Bounce element of the track and you have to be pretty strong willed...
Hudson Mohawke x Lunice with Four Tet - BBC Radio...
Stomping mix from TNGHT, combining crunky hip hop with their own acerbic brand of bass music all helped along by the quintessential stylings of the living legend Four Tet. Listen to it here via BBC iPlayer, brought to you by Diplo & Friends show.
Sepia - Beneath the Clouds EP Preview
Big things abound for Sepia, the London based producer, and with remixes for Ollie Macfarlane and Anneka under his belt, he is quickly gaining recognition for his fundamental approach to garage and eclectic taste behind the decks. This a preview for his new EP, forthcoming on Basslight. Get to know. Check out his free tune Be Without U at mediafire.
Maths Time Joy - Closure (Free D/L)
The guys down at Back The Too Future radio show based in Plymouth have another of their delicious free giveaways, this time a blissed out garagey number from London based producer Tim Worthington AKA Maths Time Joy. Utilising his own vocals, some spacey future synth and a generous helping of everyones favourite Roland drum machine, the stuttered hits and layered instruments create a restrained and...
Bwana - Baby, Let Me Finish (Karma Kid Remix)
Absolute smasher by the 17 year old, free download here from Annie Mac’s soundcloud. You may remember Bwana from recent slow burner There’s Nothing Left, but Karma Kid takes their ambient and floaty take on house and steps it up through a combination of shuffling hits, piercing sine waves and some cheeky 808’s. Forthcoming releases on Bondax’ new label Just Us, one to...
Egoless - Selected Works (Free Download)
Croatian producer Egoless has a free giveaway of selected unreleased tracks from over the past few years. All you have to do is give him a like on his facebook page or download it directly from mediafire here.
Hesk - Lost (Free DL)
Footwork pioneer and frequent collaborator with fellow Montreal producer, Paveun, Hesk has released Lost for free on his soundcloud, a half-step little footwork number with pure West Coast vibes. Get it from Mediafire here or follow the link via soundcloud. [EDIT: Soundcloud link taken down but the Mediafire link still works]
Wiley - Glam Freestyle
Wiley showing he’s still got it, laying it down on the seminal Battle for Middle You by one of the most exciting producers of 2012, Julio Bashmore.
Free Bloc Promo EP
Ahead of Bloc festival this July, the team have released a free 5-track EP, download through the link below by liking the facebook page. Bleep / Bloc Promo EP
Slugabed - Time Team
A belated review, but if you have samples the album you will understand the time it takes to digest a piece of work such as Time Team… outstanding, cosmic, intelligent… I could carry on with synonyms for awesome but I won’t. The first thing a keen listener and someone custom to Slugabed will notice after a listen through, is the quota of quantised tracks. This...
Hot Sugar - #MindControl
This dropped on Ninjatune last month, only just got a chance to have a listen today, glitchy little foot tapper from New York. Then I checked out the music video, which is even more cracked out than the tune itself…. NSFW, but don’t get too excited. Full review of the Moon Money EP very soon, shaping up to be very positive so far. #MindControl…
Kahn - Angeles
Like many of Kahns previous tracks, Angeles takes a catchy vocal progression, cuts it up and uses it as a coagulant for his liquid synth and understated drums. Pure garage influence on this one, the level of restraint is perfect, with the omnipresence of it about to really kick off throughout the tune, and knowing what Kahn is like with VIP’s, expect a punchier reiteration in the...
Space Ghost - You're There LP
No, not this one. Astro Nautico are giving away more music over at bandcamp, this time a full length from recently featured and Oakland based, Space Ghost. A selection of crunky beats and divergent synths, definately worth the hassle of clicking three links and price of nil. More free downloads over at his soundcloud aswell. You’re There LP by Space Ghost
Julio Bashmore - Troglodytes
Funky spaced out number from Bashmore, free download from soundcloud.
High Powered Boys - Streetwise EP
Since bursting into business a few months ago with the stampy Work EP, the tital track an inventive blend of claps and grainy shouts, the powerful match up of Bobmo and Surkin have distilled their sound into an momentous EP of contrasts. With Bobmo bringing the beats and Surkin the synth, the synergy between them creates something different all together, but it is really the restraint which...
Kastle - Stay Forever EP
Symbols Recordings launch EP, Stay Forever is a quadruple A-side production, with none of the filler that sometimes proves customary with Kastles releases. The haunting titular track, is a moody 100bpm slow burner which oozes with sumptuous pitch bending synths and a vocal track that some will recall from Hackmans chiming anthem Close. Don’t Look Back uses it’s hits and clicks to...
Hudson Mohawke and Lunice - TNGHT
Those that haven’t rinsed out Bugg’n since hearing it, may be unfamiliar with the two heavyweights recent alliance. Shaping up to be a fully rounded release, weighing in at 5 tracks, TNGHT already look like they are going to leave a huge boot shaped stamp on the face of dance music. Pre-order on Bleep
Favourite tracks of the last few months. 01. Bad Autopsy - Rotpot 02. Disclosure - Whats In Your Head 03. CDBL - I Need You 04. 123mrk - Weird 05. Kastle - Don’t Look Back 06. Girl Unit - Ensemble 08. Dark Sky - Tremor 09. High Powered Boys - Work 10. Konnekt - Fortune Cookie 11. Real - Don Logal
Brought to you by Quentin Dupieux, more commonly known as Mr. Oizo and starring Marilyn Manson. If you’ve seen Rubber, then you will know what to expect from the filmmaker, and probably will find the first installment of Wrong Cops fairly tame by the formers standards. If you aren’t customised to Quentins surreal locations, sharp dialogue and the general “meta” feel of...
Atlantics Volume Two
Hugely impressive 40 track album featuring a plethora of producers and sounds, including Baaeur, Pixelord, Paul Jones and many more alumni of Astro Nautico, including the man himself Kuhn. Check the video above for a flavour, a jumpy stepper from Obey City with some pretty intense bass and breaks work going on. Plenty of different vibes at play here, have fun… it’s all free to...
Download The Takeover for free Romania isn’t reknowned for it’s electronic music scene, but Village is another example of the transient borders currently limiting dance music, with some of the most original and progressive sounds reaching us from various corners of Europe and the globe. Hailing from Galati, along the stretches of the Danube River, the fledgling producer has made a...
Kahn - Margeaux
Kahn is back in strong after the big Helter Skelter EP and once again his blend of well crafted sines and rhythmic hits doesn’t fail to dissapoint. Margeaux Pt. 1 is the straighter of the two tracks, with an arrangement of shuffly toms and hits that give context to his ethereal vocals and bouncy garage inspired sub. It contrasts on this point, with the more garage inspired Margeuax Pt. 2...
Footwork Thursday - Traxman
Those not versed in juke need to get to grips with 160bpm, 808’s and a relentless recycling of samples. If that sounds like too much for you, then it definately is. For a flavour it is worth checking out the free World Wike Juke compilations, with the first containing tracks from Chigago stalwarts Boylan, Jlin and the man himself Traxman, who saw his full length release on Planet Mu...
Jessie Ware - What You Won't Do For Love
Best known recently for the remix by Disclosure for Running, Jessie Ware has worked with SBTRKT, Joker and, as on this track, Sampha. If you know the original by Bobby Caldwell, you’ll easily recognise the driving and soulful vocals that characterise this cover, but also still prominant is the funky bass line which is transposed to some beautifully rounded synths. Great, almost haunting,...
With the sun drenched bass and crunk beats, you would be forgiven for thinking that Outlands fared from California and not the East Coast “Old Dominion,” Virginia. Absolute bliss when coupled with iced tea and the breif respite from drizzle and wind we have had in the UK for the last few days. EP preview below, free track download here and if you are enjoying the vibes, check this...
N1T3 TRVL - J4M3Z L34N
If not already put off by the garish and pretentious use of caps lock and digits as vowels, fans of Hud Mo will dig this never-quite-dropping slide through purple synths and bastardizated house instruments, building through acerbic snares and siren like stabs into a smorgasborg of sound. Be generous as this is barely a week old and unmastered, could be one to watch out for.
Jason Burns & Brent Still Life - Ain't Nobody Do...
Evoking the still embodied spirit of Joker on this one, hip hop samples, flangey bass and some piercing synths. This won’t be out for a few months but is hosted by the awesome tammyszu on Youtube.
Disclosure Mixmag DJ Lab
If you haven’t heard Disclosure in the last few months, you’ve probably been in a 100 feet deep nuclear shelter, waiting out the Fukishima catastrophe and watching Columbo reruns Fresh off the block after their new release, “Wheres Your Head,” the brothers have ventured to the Mixmag lab and probably taught them a few things about song selection. Inside - Sepalcure...
Baaeur - Harlem Shake
Absolute knuckle duster of a tune, been doing the rounds via Rustie and Diplo. Free download link here, courtesy of the man himself.
Club Rez EP Review
Expectation was high for the new EP by dance music deconstructor Girl Unit, with the seminal Wut still doing the rounds after two years and the release finding a home on Night Slugs, one of the driving forces in intelligent dance music. Ensemble (Club Mix), Phillip Gambles first offering is a shuffling crescendo of accordion-like bass and delicately arranged hits, starting the EP as meaning...