Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Central Spillz - Unknown Number

Just put up the other day a brilliant video from Central Spillz - Unkown Number a cheeky rework of the Busy Signal tune - Video from leading Bristol multimedia moguls Five On One, enjoy :)

Look out for the recent interview with the full crew in Atmosphere (ATM) magazine available now from all good newsagents and record shops.

Monday, 25 January 2010

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Mixcloud Bloc comp, Smith and Mighty, Chase and Status, King Cannibal

First off I've put my Illness mix into a competion to win a set at Bloc weekend hasnt been up long and already getting plays, if you get a sec :)

Smith and Mighty

I have to mention this tune just been re-released on Punch Drunk Unearthed;

Big up to Peverelist and Smith and Mighty, been after this for years!

Pick up a copy from Rooted Records

Chase and Status

ATM review from last year, I just dug out;

Chase and Status - A - Against All Odds - feat Kano
AA - Saxon

The second 12" from 'More Than Alot' brings Kano with the fire over a funky slice of old skool flava Hiphop.
Horns, breaks, fills and Soul brim from this surefire crossover hit, which should boost Chase & Status further into the limelight.

'Saxon' creeps in with a call to arms, as trademark deep razor wobbles rip in at the senses then break, contort, filter and spit you out.
The half step beat grinds on with a relentless swagger, with enough groove to keep the dance skanking.
A really diverse record for RAM this release should bring it more widespread attention.

King Cannibal

One of my top albums of last year, blinding;

King Cannibal - Let The Night Roar

Clinical and abrassive in the delivery 'Let the night roar' Is a beamoth of an album concoted in the brain of Dylan Richards and manifested by King Cannibal. Dance floor slayer 'Aragami Style' rips into high octane edits puncturing the seering reece lines, as the mentasms rise a top the cacophoney of dirt and noise. To all strips back to reveal a few moments of unsettling clarity only to surge you back, even deeper into the abyss.Varying stylistically whilst maintaing a core theme, each track unfolds like a dark avenue as elemnts roll and weave from one passage to the next, to the point where you cant quite remember where you began.
Daddy Freddy brings a fearsome delivery to 'Dirt' the legendary Trenchtown MC tears swathes out the ether, laced with detuned harmonies deep in reverb as the horror dancehall soundtrack cracks your neck with every snarl and kick.
The cinematic intro to 'Colder Still' draws you in ever closer to verocity of the drop and bursts with a groove so vicious and incesant its frankly disturbing.
With some serious nods to the darker headz of Dubstep, DnB and Dancehall, King Cannibal puts his own unique masochistic twist to the template.
For such an enigmtaic album to be on a label as revered as Ninja tune is so fitting, a teastement to the albums strength as a raw, brutal, haunting and powerful piece of music.



Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Put up a mash up video for my last mix, after I could finally export it... Enjoy :)

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Elemental - 'Messages from the Void' ATM Mag Review

I did this review for ATM magazines Nov/Dec 2009 issue;

Elemental - Messages From The Void

North Londoner Elemental is an integral part of the dubstep scene, his own Runtime imprint put out some cornerstone tunes that paved the way for the dubstep sound. Taken as a whole 'Messages from the void' is like a musical timeline, the 2 discs span a career of over 7 years of producing on this dark garage flex.

More often deep and analogue Elemental's soundscape is industrial yet retains an organic air, thoundarous syncopated bass underpinning the tight funk groove, as evolving pads and synths create harmonic textures to meld the music together.

The progressive 'Waterworks' is an afirm expression of the ethos, spell binding bleeps and glitch list and gyrate around the firm back beat of dirty house bass and garage swagger.

Head nodder 'Deep Chord' sinks you in then picks you up on blissed out dutch bubbling vibes, as subtle vocals reach out like fresh air, whisperering direction to the arepeggios and filtered synth riffs. On point touches of jazz on the Photek influenced 'Margic Harp' absorb you as the melodies drift and crackle over warm strings, the 2step shuffle making you sway to the grip of the bass.

The mad fresh digidub of 'Speak Dub' is a standout track, as much a statement of modern bass music as lesson in dub values. Elementals production crazes as it shines, chords wash and weave round the relentless bassline, as the loose steppa grooveshuffles your bones.

Closing cut T-Bar is perhaps the most poinant message from the void in that it shows how open and expressive the dark garage sound is in 2009.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Mr Woodnote

Mr Woodnote is Australian sax player Mikey Melican who came to the UK in 2007 and immersed himself into the jazz world playing at clubs and jams in London and making a name for himself on the scene. It wasn't till a stop in Bristol carried on a bit a longer that led to a couple of improvised gigs with Dub FX and Mr Woodnote opened his woodshed.

Initially Woodnote hit the streets with Dub FX and Flower Fairy jamming out song ideas, every night laying down parts which would form the two albums: Everythinks a Ripple and Winter of Woodshed. After the albums launched on their CONVOYUNLTD label they toured the world busking and playing at festivals throughout the summer, also scooping 1st (Dub FX) and 2nd (Woodnote) in the Roland Boss Loopstation Championships in London.

Winter of Woodshed collaborators the Bonobos Hobos - Lil Rhys and MC Idle joined Woodnote for various shows and also on his recent Russian and Eastern European tours.

Using his voice to beat box, make basslines and synths combined with his skills on the saxophone and flute, Woodnote brings it live in the truest sense.

Anyway here's some videos, the Woodstock one went out live on MTV Europe and the Flow video has had a couple of million views,

Mr Woodnote is now back in the UK and Dub FX is still touring Europe and Russia, expect to see them at a few festivals this year with new albums being laid down in the summer, it should be big things for all involved in 2010!


Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Signal - 29th Jan Cyantific/Vicious Circle/Serum/Triple Fyah Sound

Debut show for new project - Triple Fyah Sound - with DJ Rogue and Jon Ethics, focusing firmly on the dance floor keeping the dubwise vibes rollin. Dub, Reggae, Bashment, Dancehall, Dubstep, Jungle, DnB, Hip hop, prime cuts to move butts.

Were gettin the set together and the selection is heavy so far, got lots of avenues planned, this is the start of the sound.

Monday, 4 January 2010



A new year, a new mix took me a while to get one of the track names, some proper upfront stuff from Screwloose Recordings.

Big respect to all contributers, any feedback appreciated :)

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