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New Rustie Tracks

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , on October 22, 2009 by REAL BAD

My favourite DJ of the moment? Probably. One of my most anticipated album of 2010? Definately. Head over to Rustie’s MySpace to check out new tracks ‘Neko’ and ‘Relay’, which FACT reckon will be making their way onto his new album.

Wireblock + Dress 2 Sweat + Stuff = NUMBERS

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2009 by REAL BAD

It’s great to be able to post about actual music news once in a while, as opposed to just posting links to mixes that I think are good.

I’ll let the guys over at Numbers explain it through their brilliant website, but be sure this is a great move for these guys. in 2010 Numbers will be holding it down stronger than they ever have before. Exciting times.

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and there’s a mix to go along with it too, a sort of Dress 2 Sweat retrospective. Their final release from L-Vis and Bok-Bok is a killer too.

Be sure to catch the (re)launch parties in Glasgow and London. Especially the one in London. Dorian Concept is not to be missed.

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

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Back on it…

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

I haven’t posted for ages. I’ve been busy doing stuff like this. But, it’s all back on now. I could go back over all the stuff I missed but I’ve lost the charger for my computer so I haven’t got long.

The Fader / NME have posted up a remix of Simian Mobile Disco’s track ‘Cruel Intentions Ft. Beth Ditto’ by none other than the king of the Bristol dubstep scene, Joker. Like everything that he lends his hand to these days, the remix is flashy, hard hitting and guaranteed to get your head nodding. Grab it over at The Fader

Glasgow’s best club night, Numbers, seems to be making more moves towards becoming a world-dominating record label. The latest signing comes in the form of Taz Buckfaster, a 26 year old Glasgow native who seems to be following in Joker’s footsteps. Tracks of his have been knocking around on various Wireblock/Numbers mixes for a while now, but there’s a great interview over at Sonic Router that finally puts a face to the music. As if that’s not enough, he’s provided a mix crammed with original dubs. Interview HERE and mix HERE

Finally, shout out to Joe Ruckus for everything this weekend. READ HIS BLOG.

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)

A NECESSITY

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, Wireblock.com.

“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

Rustie – Bad Science Preview

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , on April 17, 2009 by REAL BAD

Wireblock are preparing to release Rustie’s latest EP ‘Bad Science’ before the end of this month. Fact have posted previews of all 5 tracks on their site. Seems like they took them from Rub-A-Dub, so I’m just another middle man…

1. Tar

2. Bad Science

3. Shadow Enter

4. Zig-Zag (Heinrich Mueller Gravitational Equilibrium Mix)

5. Zig-Zag (Reprise)

I need to get my hands on the full version of the title track – a real heavy hitter in true Rustie “aquacrunk” style (has anyone else got sick of that term yet?)

The 5 track EP is currently available in white-label format over at Rub-A-Dub, so if you can’t wait any longer – goandgetit!