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Kowton / Oops! / The XX / James Blake

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2009 by REAL BAD

Kicking things off is another interview/mix over on Blackdown’s blog from Bristol’s Kowton. He gives us a really strong mix including tracks from Guido, Pearson Sound and STL, and a really great (and lengthy) interview. Watch out for more from Kowton over the coming months – and here’s hoping that I can find somewhere to get hold of his track ‘Stasis’. KOWTON

Ahead of the release of Hudson Mohawke’s debut album ‘Butter‘, Wireblock are offering up two free tracks from Hudson’s first release ‘Oops!’. The title track from this release has reached anthemic proportions, and if you don’t have it yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? For those of you that like your music a bit more tangible, Rubadub have a limited re-press of the vinyl in stock now.

Everybody’s new favourite band The XX are taking the internet by storm and selling out live venues everywhere they go. And rightly so – their melancholic surfer rock has created one of my favourite albums of 2009. But recently I’ve started hearing a slightly different side to them which is very exciting. Starting with Jamie’s (MPC/drums/production) mix for FACT, the band’s interest in dubstep, garage and-all-that became apparent. On the B-side of their forthcoming single is a cover of Kyla’s UK Funky smash ‘Do You Mind’ and last week a remix by The XX of Florence & The Machine’s cover of ‘You’ve Got The Love’ (confusing) surfaced. The track kicks off with lush harps and vocals by The XX but by the 2 minute mark it’s morphed into a hazy, sentimental UKF re-work of the Florence version. MAGICAL STUFF

And as a quick sign-off, head on over to The Quietus to read an interview by Oli Marlow (of Sonic Router) with one of my favourite artists of 2009, James Blake. Oh, and be sure to get your hands on his debut single ‘Air & Lack Thereof’ because its nothing short of astounding




Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2009 by REAL BAD

Mixes mixes mixes…

I’ll keep this one short.

Ginz provides a whirlwind tour through Bristol and the ‘P-Funk’ sound with a few unexpected (remix) stops along the way. Expects lots of unheard material from Joker and Ginz himself . Created for Data Transmission

1. Ginz & Kool Money Kwame – Oreo – Dub
2. Gemmy – BK 2 the Future – Punch Drunk
3. General Midi Feat Foreign Beggars – 4 Million Ways (Ginz’s Purple Interpretation)
4. Adam Freeland – Do You [Joker Remix] – Dub
5. Joker – City Hopper – Dub
6. The Body Snatchers – The Good Stank – Dub
7. Joker – Output 1 & 2 – Dub
8. Guido – Beautiful Complication – Forthcoming on Punch Drunk
9. Ginz & Kool Money Kwame – Wet Wipe Riddim – Dub
10. Ginz & Joker – Re-Up VS Tempa T – Kapsize
11. Joker & Ginz – Purple City – Kapsize
12. Zero 7 – Everything Up (Zizou) [Ginz & Joker Remix] – Atlantic
13. Example – Watch the Sun Come up [Joker & Ginz Remix] – Ministry of Sound Forthcoming
14. The Heavy – How you like me Now? [Joker Remix] – Ninja Tune
15. Basement Jaxx – Raindrops [Joker & Ginz Remix] – XL
16. Joker & Ginz – Stash – Forthcoming on Hyperdub
17. The Body Snatchers – I Like What I See [Joker Remix] – Passenger
18. Noah D – Seeeriousnesss – Dub


Jackmaster: Mix for Lower End Spasm

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2009 by REAL BAD

Jackmaster, another member of the Wireblock/Numbers/LuckyMe/Stuff Records/Dress 2 Sweat/Rubadub etc etc gang, drops this massive mix for Bok Bok’s Lower End Spasm. The tracklisting reads like a whos-who of anyone doing anything exciting in music at the moment – if you don’t know these names download the mix and get educated!

1. Khixbrrr – Fairies Helixir Remix (Forthcoming Northern General)
2. Karizma – Twyst This
3. Blackhouse Project – Come Dancin’
4. George Morel – Let’s Groove
5. L-vis 1990 – Run (Forthcoming Dress 2 Sweat)
6. 24 Hour Experience – Together
7. Maroy – Basement Dimensions
8. Hot City – Setting Me Free
9. Pearson Sound – Wad (Forthcoming Hessle Audio)
10. Deadboy – U CHEATED (Demo)
11. Aardvarck – Nosestep
12. Todd Edwards – Open Your Eyes
13. Roska – Holograph
14. U.S.L. – Making Love
15. Dead Letter Drop
16. Zed Bias – Been Here Before
17. Manitoba – If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be A Fucking Airport
18. MJ Cole – Gotta Have It (MJ’s Funky Dub)
19. Menta – Sound Of The Future (Edit)
20. Silkie & Mizz Beats – Purple Love
21. Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo (Forthcoming Hot Flush)
22. Hyetal – Pixel Rainbow Sequence
23. Freeland – Do You (Joker Remix)
24. Joker & Ginz – Re-Up
25. Guido – You Do It Right
26. Gemmy – Word Perfect
27. Mark Pritchard & Om’mas Keith – Wind It Up (Forthcoming Hyperdub)
28. Aardvarck – ??///???/
29. Taz – Gold Tooth Grin (Forthcoming Glasgow)
30. Deadboy – Way That I Love U (Demo needs mastered)


Jackmaster mix for The Wire

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2009 by REAL BAD

Jackmaster has posted a mix that he made for The Wire magazine over at his label’s website,

“I just dun did a new DJ mix for peoples over at The Wire magazine. It features a bunch of Wireblock exclusives to be released later this year and a wealth of other face melters. Some of it is out of key and the levels are a bit fucked but at least it’s real.”

Great to hear forthcoming Wireblock tracks in the mix alongside heavy-hitters from Joker, Dorian Concept, Débruit and Guido.

Snatch it up here


Posted in Music with tags , , , , on March 28, 2009 by REAL BAD

I heard this last night at the Polyfolk Dance party. One of the Number’s DJs played it and it blew me away. Some of that might have been to do with it being my birthday and all.

In the light of day it’s still a pretty good track. Lots of great stuff coming out of Bristol at the moment, and Guido is certainly one to watch. It’s a little obviously VST/Fruity Loops/Ableton crafted but so’s most of my stuff.