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Tectonic Plates Volume 3 (Tectonic)19th March 2012

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2012 by E.N.

Release date: 19th March 2012
Format: LP / CD / Digital
The mighty Tectonic Recordings drop the latest in their esteemed Plates series, compiling exclusive tracks from a selection of electronic music’s leading and breaking artists. Since starting low frequency operations in 2005, Bristol’s Tectonic Recordings has been a landmark for dubstep, bass and progressive electronic music fans; with artists releasing on the label including Skream, Loefah, 2562, Peveralist, RSD, Flying Lotus, Joker, Addison Groove, Jack Sparrow, Photek, Benga, Digital Mystikz and label boss Pinch.

Tracklisting: 

1. Kryptic Minds – ‘The Talisman’
2. Addison Groove – ‘Phantom’
3. Tunnidge – ‘Universal’
4. Pinch – ‘Blow Out The Candle’
5. Goth Trad – ‘Mach’
6. Clue Kid – ‘Evolution’
7. Roska – ‘480 BC’
8. Monky – ‘Float’
9. Ginz – ‘Chrome’
10. OM Unit – ‘Preshah’
11. Kevin McPhee – ‘Outs’
12. Illum Sphere – ‘Promise A Secret’
13. 2562 – ‘Rogue State’

http://tectonicrecordings.com/

Youngman Official Video ‘Who Knows?’ (Skream-produced single)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2011 by E.N.

Youngman announces release of hotly anticipated new single ‘Who Knows?’ on January 29th 2012.
London singer with close connections to Magnetic Man will release single on Shy FX’s Digital Soundboy label.
‘’The future of pop’’– Annie Mac, Radio 1
“He’s next in line” – Zane Lowe, Radio 1
Youngman, one of the UK’s most exciting and vibrant young vocal talents, has today announced the release of his eagerly awaited new single ‘Who Knows?’ on Shy FX’s Digital Soundboy label.
Mixing Youngman’s powering and distinctive vocal with the pulsating sonic workings of long time friend and collaborator Skream (Magnetic Man), ’Who Knows?’ blurs the lines between underground club smash and credible mainstream hit, having already been named Zane Lowe’s ‘Next Hype’, MistaJam’s ‘Jam Hot’ and Annie Mac’s ‘Record Of The Week’.
With a career that is still in its infancy, Youngman (Simon Smith) has already made his mark as a standout vocalist in the drum’n’bass, and dubstep scenes, working closely with his father Simon ‘Bassline’ Smith plus Breakage and regular live collaborator Benga. He is indeed already a seasoned live performer having graced the stages of Glastonbury, Creamfields, Exit, Lovebox, Global Gathering and across Europe, Australia & North America.
Having become the choice hype man for Skream & Benga, Youngman became a master of working an audience, with his presence as a performer and his inimitable singing voice coming to the fore; it wasn’t long before Skream & Benga turned their attentions to channelling Youngman’s talents into a unique and fresh vocal sound.
‘Who Knows’ is the second offering from Youngman and comes in the wake of his debut street single ‘Tear It Out’/’I Warned Ya’ getting massive support in clubs and radio, with the likes of Radio 1, 1Xtra and Rinse FM all throwing their weight behind the track. With an album in the making titled ‘Me & My Music’, set for release next year the producer credits read like a who’s who of British music, with the likes of Benga, Skream, Shy FX, Breakage, MJ Cole, Sam Frank and Kutz all contributing.
Whilst working away in the studo, Simon has also found time to extended his creative and entrepreneurial skills by designing his own successful clothing range and spearheading a new education scheme ‘Music & Life Workshops’ back in his home town Derby.
With a full schedule of live dates throughout November, December and January with Benga and  Skream, as well as nationwide solo PA performances including 1Xtra Live on 30th Nov, Youngman is primed to cement himself as the next breakthrough underground star.
http://www.iamyoungman.com/

Dub Gabriel feat. The Spaceape – “Is This Revolution” (DAC012)(Stream+Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2011 by E.N.

ABOUT THE RELEASE:

Dub Gabriel hits us with his most thought-provoking and subversive tracks to date, highlighting the dilemma facing our global society as people take to the streets striking out against hunger, poverty, war, government corruption and the rise of corporate cultural hegemony. Joined by pioneering UK dubstep MC, The Spaceape (Kode9/Burial) on the incendiary title track ‘Is This Revolution’, and Chicago’s Mighty Dub Killerz on the flip for the soulful call to action of ‘These Times’ – together they deliver a lyrical mind-bomb that invokes the spirits of Linton Kwesi Johnson, The Clash and Gil Scott-Heron for a new generation.

ABOUT DUB GABRIEL:

Bass music pioneer Dub Gabriel has been pushing the low-end spectrum since his start at NYC’s legendary Limelight Club in the 90′s. Now, as part of the Akai Pro Artist family, he travels the globe with his APC40 breaking down the barriers between DJ’ing and live electronic performance. His trailblazing style has created much demand on the international club and festival circuits (most recently playing to capacity crowds in a headline slot at this year’s Fusion Festival in Germany), and has seen him perform regularly alongside a truly diverse set of cutting-edge artists that include Benga, Bomb Squad, Kode9, DJ Craze, Scientist, Meat Beat Manifesto, Zion Train and François K (with whom he is a regular guest for the past 7 years at Cielo’s celebrated Deep Space night in NYC).

When not on the road, Dub Gabriel is immersed in the studio creating critically acclaimed projects that include a recent string of heavy-hitters featuring U-Roy, Michael Stipe (REM), MC Zulu, Yo! Majesty, Jahdan Blakkamoore and 77Klash (both known for their work w/ Major Lazer). His unique take on Global Bass Music has led to many commissioned remixes, including some recent standouts for Balkan Beat Box and Dubblestandart feat. Lee Scratch Perry & David Lynch. Under the guise of Jajouka Soundsystem, he recently worked with Bachir Attar (of the Master Musicians of Jajouka) and David J (Bauhaus/Love & Rockets) – their critically acclaimed first track, ‘Salahadeen’, is featured on the groundbreaking Generation Bass ‘Transnational Dubstep’ compilation on Six Degrees Records.

Benga – “Faithless / Acid Lie” KAPSIZE 007 (Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2011 by E.N.


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Limited Edition package (including 12″ Vinyl + free 320kbps digital verison)
http://multiversemusic.spinshop.com/details/89680

Download:Benga – Smack Your Bitch Up

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on June 16, 2011 by E.N.


Download:Benga – Smack Your Bitch Up

Elite Force & Klaus Badelt – Shockland+free download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2011 by E.N.

Elite Force has been properly smashing it over the past two years.

First we had a series of dubstepbreaks refixes and remakes that featured the likes of Bar 9, Datsik, Benga and Caspa, and then early last year he dropped the MASSIVE ‘Revamped’ album on U&A to universal critical acclaim, and instigated a total Beatport takeover in doing so. Releases followed on Excision’s ‘Rottun Recordings’, where he continued to mess with the formula and take dubstep into the breaks arena and back again, and now, in one of his most ambitious projects to date, he has dropped a peerless 10-track album of top quality bass music in the ‘Shockland’ album that’s out this week.

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Lalo Schifrin Vs Elite Force – Bullit Theme (Elite Force’s Dopestep Remix – Extended Mix)

The music of ‘Shockland’ is genre-free, but it’s all united by fearsome bass, charging percussion, broken beats and the omnipresence of an awesome 70-piece orchestra. The tracks contained within were written for the game Motorstorm Apocalypse for the PS3 (which was released a couple of months back to great acclaim) in collaboration with Oscar-winning classical / soundtrack composer Klaus Badelt, whose work you will be familiar with if you’ve watched Pirates of The Caribbean or Gladiator.
Far from being a pure dancefloor album, as was Revamped, this is a much more complex beast and something to immerse yourself in – a world of moody, epic orchestration, with dark turns, emotive swells & savage drops. It’s soundtrack music first & foremost, but in creating these extended versions with more than half an eye on the dancefloor, Elite Force has succeeded in taking this widescreen sound straight onto the big systems. Dubstep, downtempo, breakbeat and even drum & bass are all covered on ‘Shockland’.

Meanwhile you can check out Elite Force live over the coming months with a full list of shows here

GET SHOCKLAND ON BEATPORT
GET CD / T-SHIRTS FROM THE SHOCKLAND STORE

Vato Gonzalez ft. Foreign Beggars ‘Badman Riddim (Jump)’ (Official Video) +Free Download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2011 by E.N.


VATO GONZALEZ DROPS ‘BADMAN RIDDIM’ MUSIC VIDEO
What do a green monster, hot Japanese girls, laser beams and a shark’s vinyl attack have in common? On paper, absolutely nothing! But if you check out the brand new ‘Badman Riddim’ music video by Vato Gonzalez ft. Foreign Beggars, it will hopefully all make sense. Vato Gonzalez’ killer hook and phat bassline combined with the trademark rhymes by UK urban heavyweights Foreign Beggars make this song one of the prime candidates to be one of 2011′s biggest summer anthems. Supporters include: Annie Mac, Congorock, Pete Tong, Crookers, Skream, Chuckie, Mistajam, Zinc, Bart B More, Benga, Zane Lowe and tons of others.

Vato Gonzalez throws in some ear candy as well by offering an heavy bass driven dubstep remix of ‘Badman Riddim’ by Tru Fix & Thunderskank as a FREE DOWNLOAD! Grab your copy right here, right now!

VATO GONZALEZ ft. FOREIGN BEGGARS – BADMAN RIDDIM (JUMP) (TRU FIX & THUNDERSKANK REMIX)
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Vato Gonzalez ft. Foreign Beggars: ‘Badman Riddim’ is out June 19 on Ministry of Sound / Level Recordings. Pre-order now: http://www.bit.ly/BADMANRIDDIM

Field Day announce new artists & exclusive performances( Four Tet vs James Holden back to back set)+Carl Craig presents 69

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2011 by E.N.

FIELD DAY
Saturday 6th August 2011 – Victoria Park, London, E2

New artists and exclusive performances announced for East London spectacular

Villagers, Benga and Youngman, Kieran Hebden, Erol Alkan, Carl Craig Presents 69 (exclusive) and more join Wild Beasts, The Horrors, Tortoise, John Cale, Jamie XX, James Blake, Electrelane and many other artists

Partnership with Australia’s Laneway Festival confirmed

Villagers / Erol Alkan / Benga / Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet back to back set with James Holden (exclusive) / Carl Craig presents 69 (festival exclusive) / Creep / Baio (Vampire Weekend) / Born Ruffians / Cloud Control / Junip / 2:54

Tickets £39.50
http://www.fielddayfestivals.com

Field Day is ecstatic to reveal further names for what is shaping to be the most exhilarating music festival of the summer. After the sun drenched success of last year’s show, Field Day’s promoters vowed to up the musical ante yet again for this year’s event and the world’s most sonically adventurous artists have signed up to perform. Having already announced a plethora of artists including Wild Beasts, Tortoise, John Cale, Jamie XX, James Blake and Warpaint, the next wave are set to push musical limits to the boundaries

Villagers released one of the stand out albums of 2010 and they perform tracks from it at Field Day. Conor O’Brien’s enchanting melodies and darkly poetic lyrics are given greater intensity in the electric intimacy of his live performances and Villagers bring depth, sincerity and beauty in abundance to Victoria Park.

Field Day are thrilled to announce an exclusive performance from Detroit house music pioneer and dance music legend Carl Craig who as part of his 20 years of Planet E imprint will be performing a set of his 69 material live. This is a UK exclusive and the set is being performed in four cities worldwide this year. Expect sublime tracks like ‘Desire’, the frenetic ‘Jam The Box’ or the contents of 4 Jazz Funk Classics staged in front of a retina popping stage show.

One third of dub step super group, Magnetic Man, Benga is the toast of the genre is set to drop some shuddering, bass heavy gems on the east London massive alongside cohort Youngman. Field Day welcomes back Erol Alkan for a party set of energetic, trashy disco blended with electro beats, new romantic rhythms and the spirit of 70′s punk, 80′s rock and 90′s house.

Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet) and James Holden have decided to unleash some serious sonic wizardry on Field Day by playing an exclusive back to back set. Kieran’s glorious, abstract sets incorporate elements of hip hop, electronica, techno, jazz and folk whilst James Holden’s adventurous, progressive electronic sounds have marked him out as the leading British techno sorcerer and psychadelic shamen. Expect much musical merriment.

Ultra hip Brooklyn duo Creep are garnering much acclaim at the moment having just released a single featuring guest vocals from the xx’s Romy Madley-Croft whilst there is a rare chance to get up close and personal with Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio, who will be performing one of his infamous DJ sets.

Warp Record’s Canadian indie kids Born Ruffians bring much uplifting exuberance whilst hotly tipped Cloud Control are recent winners of the Australian Music Prize, the antipodean equivalent of the Mercury Music Prize. Swedish band Junip boast Jose Gonzales amongst their number and make a welcome return to the live music scene after a five year hiatus and female duo 2:54 showcase their melancholic, sepia tinged desert rock

Field Day are delighted to announce a partnership with Australia’s most credible music festival Laneway. Field Day promoted a stage at Laneway in January 2011 and was keen to reciprocate by inviting Laneway to do the same in August.

Danny Rogers, co-promoter of the Laneway Festival says: “Field Day London and the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival have much in common and pride themselves on being leaders in presenting the highest calibre acts to their respective markets, often before they’ve broken. We are proud that we are committed to the same goals, ethos and ideals as such an awesome festival like Field Day and are ecstatic to be a part of something that is doing truly great things”

Field Day promoter Tom Baker comments, “I am super excited about Field Day now, the line up is so, so good I can’t really believe it. I don’t know what I am going to do on the day, there are just too many good acts to see and some exclusives like the Kieran Hebden back to back set with James Holden and Carl Craig presents 69 just can’t be missed”.

With more artists to be announced as well as details of the Village Mentality area Field Day raises the bar once again in its quest to bring you the very best in sonic entertainment.

Current Artists Confirmed

2:54 / About Group / Actress / Anika / Anna Calvi / Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti / Benga & Youngman / Baio (Vampire Weekend) / Bloggers Delight DJ’s / Born Ruffians / Carl Craig presents 69 / Casper C / Chad Valley / Chimes / Clock Opera / Cloud Control / CocknBullKid / Connan Mockasin / Creep / Ducktails / Eat Your Own Ears DJ’s / Electrelane / Erol Alkan / Factory Floor / Farnborough Concert Band of the Royal British Legion / Faust / Givers / Glasser / Gruff Rhys / Huw Stephens / Hype Williams / James Blake / Jamie Woon / Jamie XX / John Cale / Junip / Kieran Hebden B2B James Holden / Konono No.1 / L-Vis 1990 / Mark Kozelek / Martin Creed / Matthew Dear / Michael Mayer / Mount Kimbie / Omar Souleyman / Oneohtrix Point Never / Pearson Sound / Prizes / Roska / SBTRKT / Spectrals / Sun Ra Arkestra / The Coral / The History of Apple Pie / The Horrors / Tribes / Trophy Wife / Twin Shadow / Villagers / Warpaint / Wild Beasts / Willy Mason / Zola Jesus

For more information go to:
http://www.fielddayfestivals.com

Download:Poirier -XLR8R Podcast 164 (Ninja Tune and Big Dada Artists)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2010 by E.N.

There’s not a lot more we can say about Montreal’s Poirier. Over the years, we’ve picked his brain for studio tips, let him show us around his hometown, documented his role in the lazer bass scene (side note: whatever happened to that?), and posted approximately 87 of his tracks in our downloads section. Plainly said, we like the guy, so now that we’re spending the month of October helping the Ninja Tune label celebrate its 20th anniversary, Poirier was an easy choice to kick off our series of special Ninja Tune podcasts. Pulling solely from the Ninja Tune and Big Dada vaults, he’s put together this Dubs for Ninjas mix that’s heavy on the bass and the dutty vibes. Give it a listen, and check back every Thursday in October for new Ninja Tune podcasts. Also, make sure to take a look at XLR8R’s Ninja Tune XX microsite for more exclusive content, Ninja Tune XX event info, and plenty of other celebratory goodies.

 Download:Poirier -XLR8R Podcast 164

01 Roots Manuva “Organ Skit” (Big Dada
)
02 Roots Manuva vs. Wrongtom “Proper Tings Juggled (Instrumental)” (Big Dada
)
03 Roots Manuva “Dub For The Worms” (Big Dada
)
04 Roots Manuva “Styles Dub” (Big Dada
)
05 Poirier “Cool Baby feat. Busy Signal (Poirier Remix)” (Ninja Tune)

06 Sixtoo “Jackals and Vipers in Envy of Man – Part 2″ (Ninja Tune
)/
Cham “Rude Boy Pledge (Acapella)” (Atlantic
)
07 Roots Manuva “Witness Dub” (Big Dada)

08 Poirier “Let Them Hate feat. YT (Mungo’s Hifi Remix)” (Ninja Tune)

09 Roots Manuva vs. Wrongtom “Rebel Art (Instrumental)” (Big Dada
)
10 Poirier “Enemies feat. Face-T (Dub I.D. Remix)” (Ninja Tune)

11 Roots Manuva “Double Drat” (Big Dada
)
12 Toddla T “Pum Pum feat. Double Kay” (Ninja Tune)

13 The Bug “Angry feat. Tippa Irie” (Ninja Tune)

14 TTC “Catalogue (Instrumental)” (Big Dada)

15 Poirier “Trust None Of Dem feat. Burro Banton” (Ninja Tune)

16 Erup “Click Mi Finger (Poirier Remix – Untrust Riddim)” (Ninja Tune)

17 Poirier “No More Blood feat. Face-T (Megasoid Remix)” (Ninja Tune)

18 Diplo “Diplo Rhythm feat. Sandra Melody, Vybz Kartel, Pantera Os Danadinhos” (Big Dada
)
19 Poirier “Blazin feat. Face-T (Modeselektor Remix)” (Ninja Tune)
20 Toddla T “Sky Surfing feat. Wayne Marshall (Benga Remix)” (Ninja Tune)

21 Toddla T “Want U Now feat. Ms Dynamite” (Ninja Tune
)
22 Poirier “Wha-La-La-Leng feat. Face-T (Uproot Andy Remix)” (Ninja Tune)

23 Coldcut “Man In A Garage (King Jammy Dub)” (Ninja Tune)

http://www.xlr8r.com

Magnetic Man ft. Katy B – Perfect Stranger, live at Maida Vale (1st ever live session)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2010 by E.N.

Skream, Benga and Artwork (collectively Magnetic Man) perform ‘Perfect Stranger’ with vocals from Katy B at our Maida Vegas studios.Magnetic Man 1st ever live session + string quartet

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