Sunday, 31 October 2010

Gorillaz - Doncamatic (Joker Remix)

Real smooth, real chilled, lovely wah wah guitary synths on this one. Distinctive bass, distinctive percussion, distinctive chords and we wouldn't have it any other way! 'Doncamatic', will be released by Parlophone Records on November 22nd, 2010, as a 7" picture disc, CD single and digital bundle. 

Thursday, 28 October 2010

[Audio] Caribou - 'Swim Remixes'

Quite an eagerly anticipated collection of remixes this is to be fair. Including the likes of (still) hotly tipped Gold Panda, Ikonika and Fuck Buttons stepping up to the plate with a remix bat on their shoulder, it all drops on November 2nd. Have a listen below. (via Guardian)

Swim Remixes by Caribouband

Best cover artwork we've seen in a while...

For the upcoming Untold/Dubbel Dutch release of Anaconda (Remix)/Puslo. Released on the 29th November on 12" vinyl and digital. Bag it solely for the artwork!

Jamie xx remixes Nosaj Thing - Free Download

'Fog' gets the remix treatment here from Jamie xx (which I presume is the name he's sticking with now). With 'Far Nearer' being eagerly anticipated on the Numbers label, Jamie's sharpening his production claws with this dark-yet-big-yet-still spooky sounding remix of the Drift cut. The Nosaj Thing album is also highly recommended, so cop that if you haven't, little gems all over the place. Grab your free download just below. (via XLR8R)

Download: Nosaj Thing - Fog (Jamie xx Remix)

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Second DMZ LP...

'Urban Ethics', coming soon... straight from the main man Mala himself.

Watch this space!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Hyetal remixes Ratatat - Free Download

Mr. Pixelation himself Hyetal remixes 'Neckbrace'. The original can be found on LP4 released earlier this year. Some gorgeous chords being played out here, grab your free download just below.

Download: Ratatat - Neckbrace (Hyetal Remix)

Fused Forces feat. Blacks - Just Do You

Big up FF each and every, weighty madness with an OG on top...

Album dropping soon as well I believe!

Spark - 'Revolving (Ramadanman Remix)' Free Download

Another vocal slicing and percussion masterclass from Ramadanman. He's moving in any direction he wants nowadays, Sparks lovely voice has been used as a tool for 'danman to play about with, to good effect of course

Grab your download here, just hit the downward facing arrow on the right of the player.

(if the player, for some reason doesn't work for you, follow the link just below it)

Spark - Revolving (Ramadanman Remix) by Wax Off

Monday, 25 October 2010

CPU/GOD interview and free download

"CPU/GOD is the collaborative electronic music production effort of Andrew Grathwohl (20) and Ben Glawe (21) - two friends who met at the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. Influenced by the bass music scene of the UK, their music combines experimental production and composition techniques with the dubstep and funky rhythms that have defined the UK sound."


WO: First things first, how’d you come up with the name CPU/GOD? It’s something that interests me with people, sometimes its real simple, sometimes it’s a good five minute story…

CPU/GOD: We just wanted a symmetrical band name, and we liked the implication of having CPU and GOD being right next to each other, held up as equal terms. Sometimes we joke that one of us is CPU, and one of us is GOD, but who knows which is which?

WO: Is there a particular song of yours that sums up your brand of sound?

CPU/GOD: Too Much Booty is a good demonstration of our influences, and our vocal processing techniques, which are one of the main foundations of our group.

WO: I haven’t been over to the states for a while, how is all this bass heavy sound really being received over there?

CPU/GOD: The sound is definitely catching on, but the bass heavy sound being received here isn't necessarily the stuff that you guys are listening to. The two of us don't always like the “Americanized” bass music that we hear. We're definitely more influenced by the UK scene, but we're in the minority.

WO: Do you see any other genres growing to the extent of dubstep? Any sub-genres that you think will blossom… Juke for example? Are you guy’s fans?

CPU/GOD: We're fans of Juke, but strictly Juke music is probably not something we'll get into as a group. As far as other genres go, our live performance scene is largely made up of our university's music scene. Ben just moved up to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and reportedly there's a burgeoning dubstep scene there.

WO: Whats in the pipeline for you guys then? Any releases we should be on the lookout for?

CPU/GOD: Well, recently we released our tune Too Much Booty on iTunes. So, if you dig that track I guess iTunes would be the place to go for now. We are in discussions with certain parties about more releases to come, but we can't say much more than that at this point. Other than that, expect to see CPU/GOD hitting a few US-midwest spots – Indiana and Wisconsin for certain. We're in the process of writing more tunes, so watch out for those on our SoundCloud. Also follow us @aGrathwohl and @BennyFG on Twitter if you want to see we're doing at any particular moment...

Watch out for ‘Too Much Booty’ out on either Ramp Recordings or DVA Music with Scratcha DVA and Funk Butcher on remix duty! 


While you wait, grab your free download of 'Agreeable Dub' just below. Just press the the down facing arrow on the right of the player, enjoy.

Agreeable Dub by CPU/GOD

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Space Dimension Controller - 'Temporary Thrillz' EP

Out now on R&S, who are just on Fire at the moment! Will make you wanna get down and boogie, like a futuristic disco thing. Full of blinding colour and great funky synth-work. Sounds massive. You got the chance to have a listen at a couple of tracks from the EP with the link thats just below.

Space Dimension Controller - Temporary Thrillz EP

Skream with a new vibe...

   Skream-Future Funk -Teaser by SKREAMIZM


Saturday, 23 October 2010

Watch FlyLo cover DJ Roc (with live band)

Flying Lotus (and friends) covering DJ Roc's 'One Blood' with his live band at this years Decibel Festival, looks like he tore the roof off with his set.

Friday, 22 October 2010

New Untold on R&S

Following the release of 'Myth' with Roska the Hemlock head honcho is releasing a 12th on R&S. It all drops on November 8th and it's "Stereo Freeze"/"Mass Dreams of the Future". Amazing releases from every angle it seems lately! Artwork for this R&S release below.


Thursday, 21 October 2010

Shackleton's tracklist for Fabric 55

December 6th is the release date and It's a set entirely of his own material. Some are old, some are new, some will never again see the light of day. Nevertheless Shackleton's a badman, respect!

01. Come Up
02. Moon Over Joseph's Burial
03. Hypno Angel
04. Visontele
05. Interlude: Blood Rhythm With Wishy Drones
06. Operatic Waves
07. Closeness to Nature
08. Negative Thoughts
09. Death Is Not Final feat. Vengeance Tenfold
10. International Fires
11. Paper
12. Deadman
13. Interlude: Point One, Sense It
14. Man On A String (Part 1)
15. Man On A String (Part 2)
16. Ice
17. Busted Spirit
18. Bottles
19. New Dawn
20. Something Has Got To Give
21. Massacre
22. Stripped 

Darkstar on the cover of Notion Magazine

Looking focused...

Remix D.O.K's 'Chemical Planet' forthcoming on Butterz

Like they did with Air Bubble, they're giving anyone the chance to remix a forthcoming single by giving producers the stems to do so...

Have fun with it! Grab them here...

Plan B Halloween weekender..

It all looks very tasty, with Swampman Loefah, duo of the moment Darkstar and experimentalist Actress  are on the bill for Deadly Rhythm returning for their spot at the club on the Friday. Then on the Saturday, legends Basement Jaxx are on the bill... what else do you need to know? It happens on the 29th and 30th of this month, a lots going on, so pick your gig wisely! Get your tickets from RA here

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Free download from Blixaboy

Dramatic little track, great remix of 'Returnal' by Antony Hegarty/Oneohtrix Point Never all the way from Texas. Constantly switching up, mellow vibe breaks into euphoria, a splash of vocals then into an 8bit skank off. Grab your free download from his SoundCloud page.

Antony Hegarty/Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal(Blixaboy Futro freemix) by Blixaboy/Astroblaque

Resident Advisor interview with Tony Williams (Headhunter, Addison Groove)

Did I see the words Addison Groove and album? ...that'd be interesting

Good little read, well... when I say little, it's a page long.

Tony Williams interview

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Stream the new Maddslinky album

Dave Jones aka Zed Bias aka Daluq aka Nu Design is hitting us up with the first Maddslinky album since 2002 and you got a chance to stream it all through XLR8R, safe guys! The albums called 'Make A Change' and it's out October 26th through Tru Thoughts

Artwork, tracklist and audio inside the link, enjoy!

A bass-heavy Halloween...

Everyone should be at the FACT Halloween party on the 31st at the Lock Tavern, get your footwork on with DJ Spinn and lose yourself in the colour that is Hyetal... But now theres somewhere to go to night before, down to XOYO in Shoreditch for Joker, and a Circus Records takeover on the 30th. Both rooms are occupied with the likes of Marcus Nasty and Terror Danjah taking over room 2, lovely jubbly!

Monday, 18 October 2010

New Flying Lotus Video

Pretty amazing I'm sure you'll agree. It's a video of the FlyLo track that we posted up a few weeks ago 'Kill Your Co-Workers" the tracks lightly sprinkled with a bit of DnB is lifted from FlyLo's 'Pattern + Grid World' Don't be fooled by the cutesy lego vibe, the video (along with the track) is a killer, pun intended.

Flying Lotus - Kill Your Co-Workers from Warp Records on Vimeo.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Steve Braiden Photography

Braiden's not just an excellent DJ for RinseFM, brightening up lunchtimes on a bi-weekly basis, he's fxcking handy with a lens or two.

Check the 'Portraits' section on the website for snaps of artists like Ikonika, GIRL UNIT, L-Vis 1990, Untold and plenty others

Friday, 15 October 2010

Artwork for Horsepower Productions - 'Quest for the Sonic Bounty'

Firstly, what an awesome title. Secondly, it seems pretty perfect timing for these guys to churn out an album with all this 'death of dubstep' talk. 

This is the artwork for the follow up to 'To The Rescue', released about 7 years ago... What a treat this should be for dubstep fans for pioneers of the scene getting their hands dirty again, apparently FACT mag have been 'getting wet' for this... take from that what you will.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

MJ Cole & Wiley - 'From The Drop' (L-Vis 1990 Remix) FREE DL

The original has made a few waves without really gaining the recognition that it deserves but east London resident night slugger L-Vis has given in the bamboo remix treatment. lovely little remix, I'd spin this (if I could spin anything) 

Download - MJ Cole & Wiley - 'From The Drop' (L-Vis 1990 Remix)

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

James Blake's 'Limit To Your Love' gets the video treatment!

This is gonna be some next revolution, I can feel it... some new soulful horizon that everyone is no doubt gonna go bonkers over!

The first single for James Blake's first album (pencilled for 2011) gets the video treatment, the wheels are in motion for world domination. The sub on this thing is like a fxcking shotgun, it's hits you in the chest, and layer that will overlapping chords and the emotion in James' voice and this really is something special. The video depicts that same emotion, a slow moving, somewhat scattered piece of art. Have a ganders at this.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Bassweight DVD

From what I've heard and seen, this seems to depict the culture better than any interview or documenatary out there. I think it'd be nice to have something like this to like, maybe show the kids when I have some and when they get older, show them what made their dad skank out on the dancefloor. 

...and other people think it's a nice memento to pick up as we near the end of the dubstep era. Well, however you're mind works this sounds like an awesome documentary, with Mary-anne Hobbs, Benga, Kode9, amongst others participating.

Have a little look at the trailer and pre-order your DVD here, out on the 24th -

Stream Darkstar's 'North' in it's entirety!

I've seen so many tag-lines about this album, like "pushing dubstep forward" and "posterboys for post-dubstep" about we leave genres out of this one, ay?

Enjoy this gem in it's entirety until you get your chance to cop it, big up yourself Hyperdub and Darkstar (and everyone involved) each and every!

Stream: Darkstar - 'North'

Untold and Roska talk about the 'Myth'

A bit of House from Roska fused with some Naughty bass heavy-ness from Untold is what you'll hear on 'Myth' the collaboration out on Numbers. The two had a little chat about it, have a looky look.

Subeena's vocal debut with 'Neurotic/Wishful Talk'

Its seems a bit of a trend today, with 'producers' voices coming to the foreground on their own productions, first James Blake pleasures our ear with his chord progression and soulful voice, now Subeena hits us with her own vocalised productions. This release comes on her own Opit Label, and her voice sits nicely on top of the 'rumbling beats' and mechanics of Subeena's solid productions, both on Neurotic and Wishful Talk. As if all that weren't enough, there's remixes from Egyptrixx and Ghost's on Tape.

The whole single is streamed below.. Subeena: Neurotic / Wishful Talk by factmag

Release for James Blake - Limit To Your Love

It's been circulating for a while now, with Gilles Peterson and various other DJ's playing an alternative version. James said it's a 'new chapter' for him for the vocals to come into the foreground. The musicality that James Blake possesses is so evident in this track, and the thing is, he's not just a wonderful producer with a decent voice, his voice is as smooth as it can be, sits on top of the chords perfectly! His voice actually reminds me of Jack Penate a bit, which is a massive compliment, to me anyway. This is the first official single for James' album and it's due to be released on ATLAS on November 8th.

It's Zane Lowes 'Hottest Record in the World' and you can listen to the radio 1 footage just below..

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Stinkahbell interview + guest mix!

Expect a string of heavy releases from this smelly duo! The productions are just stinky, pun intended.


WO: Hey guys, cheers for doing this! How much do you think blogs and all this digital stuff helped in getting dubstep the commercial status it's now getting, if it did at all?

Sargent Shank (Nutty P): I think its definitely something that has improved the chances of tunes getting out there, building hype and shit, who to look out for, only thing with that is peoples opinions in regard the dubstep they like proclaim that’s how it should sound when there so many different flavours.

Lieutenant Lenge: Yesss…I think the internet in general has done A LOT for the scene, it’s a genre that kinda expands and spreads through the net, to find out what’s new, what’s good and what’s not…and certain forums will have discussion rooms where people can voice their opinions, whether you take them on or not is up to you.

WO: I see Stinkahbell tweeting, is it something you enjoy doing or do you think you have to?… you know, to keep up with the world?

SS: Boy, I just use my twitter (mynameisnuttyp) to push tunes really lol… Bruce?

LL: Me now, I just love to gas. LOL nah ona real, I think and do so much madness that I love to just let people know, also me and P have too much joke so apart from pushing tunes, twitter is fun J

WO: Now, whenever people talk about who’s up and coming in the dubstep scene, there’s always a shitload of people that says you guys. That must feel good right?

SS: Yeah, its kinda maad to think about it, I wont lie sometimes I do google us to see what people say (sad lol) but to see people boost about this shit is mad, we’ve been making tunes together for years and its always just been based on having a good time, we’re just incorporating in that bass heavy nastiness none as DUBSTEP!

LL: It’s a big big biggg look… forget the look, the feeling it gives me (us) is fucking amazing. Just to think it started off like over two and a half years ago, sitting at the junction (Headquarters) with Farma (Task Force), and now the jokes and adventures have led us to THIS J doing sets, letting these fuckers know. The stinkbombs *smh*.

SS: HAHAHAAA!! But on the real, its mad the support we’ve been getting from some of the biggest DJ’s in the scene, like Plastician, Hatcha, Doctor P, weren’t really expecting it.

WO: There’s always been duos in the scene, but there seems to be a rise at the moment. You think it brings anything different to the table when there’s 2 of you?

LL: Ofcourse!!! Me and P are like family, people that know us, know how we are, constantly parring (cussing) eachother, laughing, sharing thoughts n feelings.. its mad.. we bounce off eachother and the vibe that we lock into when we’re making beats or doin a set is sick and quite rare (I think) I think both of our musical backgrounds, abilities n appreciation of music creates inevitable danger!! LOL..

SS: HAHA! You know it! Well as far as duo’s go, I’m sure there arent many male / female duo’s so I guess genetically there’s two different perscectives we bring to the ting. So I love the that real hard stink sound and Bruce has got that melody so you put it together and we can come up with something memorable hopefully, haha. Set wise, we just vibe off each other, like when the drop comes we just look at each other and we know its going down! When that bass hits, we bug out.

LL: LMFAO truss, its that look.. the quiet time before the storm.. then the screwface and the dancefloors bookey.

WO: Is there ever any conflict in what you guys play? When your creating a set, or do you pretty much listen to the same type of stuff?

SS: My selection is too hard, sometimes Bruce poo’s herself.

LL: oh my farking days, here we go... this guy.

I don’t poo myself people, I just keep getting hijacked by this fucker hahahaha… I find it funny, I guess people kinda expect anything from us? Just stop gassing and tell em..

SS: eYyyyyy, eyyyyy… relax man, nah, we’re on the same wavelength, its good cause when I’m in doubt about a double drop I just say, rah, you think this could run? And Bruce’ll be like; Whoa G! Then I drop it.

LL: and I poo myself
(see, he done it again…kmt) imma just make that the luitenant lenge motto, yeah u hear about Stinkahbell? Yeah that chick, she keeps dropping them nuggets g… apparently her booty stinks. Ok seriously, haha J ALL JOKES ASIDE,

when we make a tune, usually I’ll fuck about on the keys, been playing piano most of my life but im not a technical musician.. (at all!) I sit down, and I just have to kinda feel it, improvise and let it take me, and that’s exactly how sargent makes beats, he’ll hear things like sweeps and drum patterns in his head, sound effects n that lol whereas I hear vocals, samples, drops downs.. it’s mad. And the bottom line is that we always enjoy it and skank. Its like a dubstep rave in the bakery, me and p buggin’ out. And the banger is produced?!

SS: yeh

WO: What’s the set up for you guys anyway? CDJs or you still favouring wax?

SS: Sometimes we’ll through a few vinyl’s on (depending on if the venue has needles. Haha), we still got dubplates from when we started out but they’re kinda fucked lol.

LL: yep

WO: There was a massive release on Analogic Records with you and Psy:am that we previewed on the blog. What sort of DJ support have you been getting? …and what else is in the pipeline?

SS: I’d say we’ve been getting good support even though I feel like we haven’t really being pushing for it that hard, DJ’s holla us, I guess cause we focus on making the tunes hard they speak for themselves. We’ve had Plastician holla for an exclusive and dropped it at Outlook which was a massive fucking look! Big up! Hatcha’s been spinning Stalker for a minute to, and yeah…

LL: Yeah.. see this is how twitter ties in and why I love all of it. When Plastician and hatcha got in contact with us for the beats, I was like rahhh yeah course u can ave em J haha.. and doctor p showed us a lot of love when we was kinda starting out and when we was capturing the signature sound I think we’ve got now. The pipeline is blocked uppp with a lot of shit! As shank said, we dedicate most of our time to making these beats and we love it so much, its almost like the beats ends up loving us back! Hahaha...

WO: Are there any releases that you’re looking forward to spinning from other people?

SS: There’s definitely a lot of bangers out there. Flux Pavilion, I can’t stop, absolute smash! I’m looking fwd to that magnetic man album, Skeam’s got the goldfinger right about now, he’s got one next ting called CTO, its dubstep at its ‘ardest.

LL: P’s got some real hot new dubstep tunes, we made new CD’s for the last set, the collection is getting large & stinky. Oufff… that I can’t stop tune is a lot! And olly always kills me haha.

WO: I’ve seen a few gigs lined up for you lot, seen a few flyers with some naughty line-ups! busy little bees, what gigs have you got coming up?

SS: We just done the some night birthday bash and there was like a million DJ’s including us so it was kind of an honour to be real, we’re playing the Roxy in Tottenham court road on the 7th of October.

LL: Yeahhhhhhh! I cnt wait for that… and… we got couple gigs outta London… um Liverpool and Norwich soon! It’s good to get out there… we love our city but we gotta show them love too guys!

WO: Lastly, when the Wax Off night gets up and running, can we count on Stinkahbell coming down a stinking up the place with a smelly set??

SS + LL : Course g.


Now just shock out to the exclusive mix they gave birth to!

Wax Off Mix 002: Stinkahbell by Wax Off

1. STINKAHBELL - Give Us Some Ard Claps
2. STINKAHBELL vs Sir Paul - Duckz (remix)
3. STINKAHBELL - Columbo
4. STINKAHBELLvs Auto-Blue - Come Here To Dance (remix)
5. Trolley Snatcha - Pass Me By
6. STINKAHBELL & Psy : Am - Sambookey
7. STINKAHBELL - Losing Tracks
9. STINKAHBELL vs Skandle - Go (remix)
10. STINKAHBELL & Psy : Am - Professor Knuckles
12. Skream - What Did He Say?
13. STINKAHBELL- Dirty Amber
14. Sukh Knight & P Money - Slang Like This
15. STINKAHBELL - Stalker (VIP)
16. STINKAHBELL - Mountain Dew
17. STINKAHBELL - DanceDedder
18. Mz Bratt - Selecta
19. Flux Pavilion - I Can't Stop
20. Skream - Fields of Emotion
21. STINKAHBELL - Moose Knuckle
23. Benga - Man on a Mission
24. Mindflow - Crunch
25. STINKAHBELL vs Nomadee and Cobane - Best Friends (remix)

Friday, 8 October 2010

Scuba re-releasing Triangulation w/extra remix disc

Triangulation is in a lot of peoples 'picks of 2010', with 'So You Think You're Special' fronting a list of boundary breaking tunes on one solid album! Well, it's being re-released with a disc full of high-profile named remixes, including Garage loverman Deadboy, Joe and Falty DL. The disc also includes the amazing Latch remix from Will Saul & Mike Monday that I posted up a couple weeks ago, feel free to have a little peek through the archives, it's worth it. All this drops November 15th.


CD 1
01. Descent
02. Latch
03. Three Sided Shape
04. Minerals
05. On Deck
06. Before
07. Tracers
08. You Got Me
09. So You Think You’re Special
10. Heavy Machinery
11. Glance
12. Lights Out
CD 2
01. Before (After)
02. Latch (Will Saul & Mike Monday Remix)
03. On Deck (FaltyDL Remix)
04. You Got Me (I Got You)
05. Tracers (Deadbeat Remix)
06. So You Think You’re Special (Joe Remix)
07. Before (Deadboy Remix)

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Magnetic Man live at Maida Vale studios

For Radio 1 of course, for Mistajam. I'm fed up of trying to pigeonhole Magnetic Man and talking about them 'ruining dubstep'.... it's snobbery like that, that kinda kills the vibe. They're just 3 producers very good at making music together. The borders between genres are getting thinner every day anyway, people don't even care about BPM's now. Anyway, this is Magnetic Man performing 'Perfect Stranger' and 'Fire' with Katy B and a somewhat resurrected Ms. Dynamite. The strings must add another layer to an already badman live experience, I saw them when they kinda started playing together, it looked fresh you know, 3 men on stage with they're Macbooks, they've come so far now.

New Starkey with 'Space Traitor Volume 1'

I love Starkeys music, seriously up high on my list! and this release looks (and sounds heavy). There's Anneka lending her voice on a b-side track that for me is my pick of the vinyl, that combo just works so well. On the CD and digital download you've got people like Egyptrixx and Ital Tek on remix duty, can't go wrong, I love a bit of Ital Tek, glad to hear more from him. There's even some movie style narrating going on, it's pretty epic. Anyway, have a listen... it's out Dec 6th on Civil Music. Welcome to Starkville.

Even the artwork is bloody sexy.

(12" + cd + digital download)
A1 - Robot Hands
A2 - Playing With Fire
B1 - Holodeck
B2 - Paradise ft. Anneka
(cd + digital download tracks only)
5 - Lenses
6 - Robot Hands (Egyptrixx Remix)
7 - Robot Hands (Kaiser Remix)
8 - Paradise (Rudi Zygadlo Remix)
9 - Pradise (ARP101 Remix)
10 - Paradise (+Verb Remix)
11 - Playing With Fire (Ital Tek Remix)
12 - Starkbot Beats: Space Traitor Vol 1 (narration by Halfcast)

Space Traitor Vol 1 (preview) by starkey