Sunday, 28 March 2010

New Mix - Subspace Vol II

SicKMan D - Subspace Vol II

New mix of intergalactic cuts;

SiCkMan D - Subspace Vol II by SickMan D

Still got the OPR8 mix to post, decided to make another one first :)


Saturday, 27 March 2010

New mixtape(nearly)/Jams/Furious 5 & Kurtis Blow

New Mixtape

I finished off a mixtape last night for my new project OPR8, took me a while and I cant post it yet, just wanted to vent my happiness :)


I had a jam with a live band for the first time in months this week, a few hours of furious fretboard finger work was just what I needed, I still got the funk! Might have a gig lined up already, its good to get back into the live thing DJing is great but never the same as playing a proper instrument. I've also got a project on the go with Vertabrae - Awkward Ben-One and Rogue which is gonna be a more post punk b'boy type affair MPC's, scratching, synths, bass and rap.

Kurtis Blow & The Furious 5

Many thanks to all at Weapon of Choice for bringing the Hiphop legends that are Kurtis Blow and the Furious 5 to Bristol on Tuesday. On support were the local Furious 5 of Koast, Redskin, C-Strike-Z, Shadz and Mackie Skillz (with Superisk on selection)otherwise known as Central Spillz, who put on the best show I'vee seen from the lads for a while, in front of a not so appeciative early doors crowd, they warmed it up well for the main event. When you've got legends of this calibre though you cant help but show your appreciation and the crowd gave it their all in what was an absolute masterclass of showmanship and Hiphop. Every time Melle Mel asked 'Everybody screeeeam' they did, 'hands in the air' yep they werent many who didnt 'wave um around like you just dont care' and to be honest if you didnt you are a bit of a knob. Everytrack from 'Whitelines' to 'The breaks' performed in true style and with such an air of authenticity it felt privaledged to be there. My mate took some videos on his phone I wanted to put up so I may amend this post and people were taking snaps but I cant find an online yet, anyway it was the best way to celebrate handing my notice in :)


Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Peverelist Fact Mix/Starkey & Flying Lotus/Rodigan

Peverelist Fact Mix

Bristol bass stalwart, owner of Punch Drunk Records, revered dubstep producer, Rooted Records manager and all round nice guy Tom Ford, has finally done a mix for the highly respected Fact magazine. He has kept the tracklist a secret but there are a few tracks currently blowing up right now you can pick out including the forthcoming 'Foot Crab' on Swamp 81, download the mix here: Fact 132

Starkey & Flying Lotus - Colours @ Thekla

Took myself along to catch Starkey and finally see Flying Lotus live, well worth the effort outstanding music all round. If I had more time I'd do a proper a review, both of them have new albums out soon and if you can catch them live, do it!

Some excellent pictures from catlady up here ->

Here's a vid for Starkeys next single 'Stars' which he dropped on the night as well a couple of the B'sides which are outstanding to. He didnt play my personal favorite 'Millenia' which is simply epic, should be out pretty soon on Planet Mu.

Stars (feat. Anneka) by Starkey from Ben Curzon on Vimeo.

David Rodigan

My second night at the Thekla was all about the ram jam, David Rodigan who is a living legend a true hero of the reggae and dancehall world. His dubs are ridiculous pretty much every jamaican star since the late '70's has done him an exclusive dubplate, which he plays with much revelry and a clear sense of pride.

Here's a couple of clips;


Sunday, 7 March 2010

Wascal/Chavalaf/Big Bailey Fail

Wascal 'Attention Defecit EP' Rocstar Records

Bristol based Wascal has been consistently putting out quality tunes for a couple of years now and his latest release for Cut la roc's Rocstar Records ups the bar again.
The 4 tracks show the depth and variety of Wascal's sound, from acoustic jungle, to funk, to garage, to dubstep and old skool the musicality and broad spectrum of referances shine through. Buy it at Juno, or the full release is out today!

Chavalaf "Take 2" 03/04/10 @ Blue Mountain

After the first Chavalaf sadly got canceled on the temporary closure of The Black Swan the Avalaf crew are having another stab, this time at Blue Mountain.

Big Bailey Fail

Sound byte from the Red Bull recent soundclash in London of Bailey getting rinsed by DMZ's Sgt Pokes! Bristol's very own Dirt soundsystem provided the bassweight for the DMZ crew and should have won..