The Major Lazer and Red Bull Music Academy party at last year’s Notting Hill Carnival was dangerously vibey. Notting Hill is one the main reasons to be proud of London, but when those guys come together to throw a party a certain magic fills the air. Carnival magic bitches!
This year they’ve stepped up their game just that little bit more, so frankly we’re worried about the health of you guys because we’re going to be streaming it around the globe for those cats unfortunate enough to be unable to see it in person.That means you get to see and hear sets from legends like David Rodigan, Machel Montano and Sean Paul as well as probably hearing what the future sounds like from guys like Hudson Mohawke, Lunice, Mele, Lil Silva and well you can see the flyer. Shit will get crazy, that’s the only thing we can guarantee.
A perfect slab of techno here from Andy Blake, label owner of Cave Paintings. The guys behind the Cave Paintings and Plain Sight labels are currently planning a Boiler Room session – and if it’s anything like the track above, we’ll be remembering/ recovering from it for a while..
Now normally I would advise you to stick well clear of black orange juice, because that shit is wayyy past it’s use-by date. This however is not a food product, and should be guzzled down in abundance.
Black Orange Juice is a duo with vocal and production talents in abundance, and this track right here is taken from their forthcoming EP on somethinksounds.
So, the big news is that the delightful guys over at Still music are repressing the highly sought after ‘The Dark: The Soul Of Detroit’ compilation which they initially put out there way back in 2005.
As an ultra bonus, the CD version of the compilation will be accompanied by a 30-min film, In The Dark: Voices – featuring interviews from Rick Wilhite, Ron Trent, Norm Talley, Mike Huckaby, and tons more.
This one from Mr. Pittman himself has got that ‘leaning on the DJ booth at 5 in the morning, having a little cry’ kinda vibe to it. Love that..
Some new faces for most of us right about here with The Whendays reworking one of their own tracks. We sure as hell do get sent a lot of stuff, and it’s always worth checking because sometimes you find total gems like this.
Wow, so Boiler Room FIVES seems like a ridiculously long time ago eh? But, in the wake of it’s greatness we’ve been catching up with all the teams involved – and now seemed like the right time to hit up Hotflush, what with Scuba’s album release and the fact they’re just generally killing it.
The vid was put together by our goo friends at ISYS – so go like their page and share their retweets or something because they deserve it.
Some newness from the Svetlana Industries homies.. who have a new EP from Kelpe on the horizon. Like the title suggest this sure as hell does make you feel warm and fuzzy, like being wrapped in felt or being pregnant maybe. I’ve no idea what either actually feels like.
Released: physically April 16th, and digitally April 24th
Filtered was a project masterminded by the collective heads of Bleep, Warp Records, SoundCloud, and Transition Mastering Studios where they set about checking out the work of 4000 unsigned artists. The end result of which is a compilation of just 10 tracks. All of which are pretty on point.
Above you can hear and download (if you so wish) a track from S_P_A_C_E_S – which is killer, and below you can check out a little promo mix of the whole thing. Kapish?!
The whole thing will be available to buy on April 23rd..
This one makes me all misty eyed, longing for those days when ‘Router’ wasn’t even released yet and everything that was getting played by the new cats in dubstep was so exciting we could barely contain ourselves. 7even are some of the best guys still pushing that sound – and they’re great at it.
This new one from ENA is wild like a ‘front-to-back’ emotional dancefloor. Remember guys, if you see a guy getting too emotional in the party, form a totem pole of support. Be there for each other.
When rhythms and soothing synth melodies collide as well as this it can mean only one thing, perfectly executed house music. This is a sampler of Mr Beatnick’s new EP for Don’t Be Afraid – and it’s a bit of a heater.
Seems like October has been away for a little while in terms of releases, but thank the record gods he’s back. Apparrently he has quite a few releases backed up and set to hit stores in the coming months.. but to kick it all off here’s his forthcoming release on Simple.
This is backed with a killer remix from Legowelt, so watch out for that!
The question on everyone’s lips, What Do You Do When You Do What You Do? Well.. i’ve no idea what the answer. I don’t even understand the question really. Matthew Herbert however has put the time in to try and work it out. The fruits of which have resulted in this remix. Which is dopeness personified!
This is coming out as part of a remix album on Turbo, featuring other cool people like Paul Woolford, Call Super, Teeth, Locked Groove and Dexter. So set a Google alert for something along those lines.
Anthony Shakir under his Da Sample guise releasing on Kyle Hall’s ‘Wild Oats’ imprint fills our hearts with glee. If you don’t know his back catalogue, you simply must check it. It’s one of the best you’ll ever investigate – and it certainly influenced Kyle’s own records.
This is getting put out on a double vinyl package made up of one 12″ and one 7″. Pretty deep eh.. and just incase you’re not falling in love with this already, check the artwork. It’s got Detroit written all over it and it’s all hand stamped and signed. Then check the track names – ‘RCT BEAT#6Locked Groove’, ‘Track 4′, ‘Pursuit Mix 3′. If those aesthetics don’t get you excited then I don’t think we can be friends anymore.
Come on then guys, let’s go down the root of “check how dope and young these guys are” – because these Bondax guys are aged 17 and 18 which makes half of them unwelcome in clubs. Besides this, they make music that would be particularly welcome in clubs. Ironic or what?!
They have a release coming soon on Super, so keep your eyes and ears on the internet for further details on that. In the meantime, download this.