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Ikonika returns with the ‘I Make Lists EP’, the first full extended release since her 2010 debut album ‘Contact, Love, Want, Have’ (Hyperdub). Hum + Buzz present 6 incendiary club ready tracks, her most accomplished and anticipated work to date.
Taking a dark approach with ‘I Make Lists’ and ‘Cold Soaking’, these dubplate anthems have been the highlight of recent Ikonika sets. They both fuse paranoid, intense and ominous basslines with sinister and eerie lead synths. ‘Take Pictures’ melds a languid drum machine strut with reflective but focused melodies. The playful side of Ikonika is present in the Latino Freestyle influenced track ‘Catch Vibes’ and ‘With Your Mouth’, a stripped backed procession. These two tracks employ driving drums, acidic basslines and mischievous melodies.
Bringing us to the finale is the majestic ‘PR812′. Referencing the hijacking of a passenger flight in 2000, Ikonika crafts an emotive dance floor anthem with centre stage given to her original approach to melody and arrangement. Support from Mary Anne Hobbs, Jackmaster, Bok Bok, GIRL UNIT, and Eclair Fifi among others.
16th July 2012
1. I Make Lists
2. Take Pictures
3. Catch Vibes
4. Cold Soaking
5. With Your Mouth
A. I Make Lists
B1. Cold Soaking
With his sophomore album ‘Ghost People’ appearing on 2010‘s end of the year charts for the likes of Mixmag (# 6), Clash Magazine (#9), DJ Magazine (#9), Data Transmission (‘Album of the Year’), Martyn returns to Brainfeeder to release a follow-up 12” this March.
The 12” leads with ‘Hello Darkness,’ previously unreleased and exclusive to the 12”, Martyn shuffles through a rhythmic bassline and feeling of, indeed, darkness from the very first beat. In typical Martyn fashion, the track skips its way through genre conventions, landing in a flux between 2-step, driving techno and old rave (the latter specifically heard in his ethereal and scaling upper melodies). ‘Hello Darkness’ could lend itself to the rawest, grittiest warehouse, yet simultaneously breeds a subtle feeling of elation and release, and keeps the listener guessing with a variety of quirky sound collages.
1. Hello Darkness
2. Bauplan (L-Vis 1990 & Bok Bok Remix)
3. We Are You In The Future (Redshape Remix)
4. Hello Darkness (Radio Edit)
Release Date: 03/19/12
Scandinavia’s favourite vampire, Little Jinder aka Josefine Jinder is no stranger to electronic music, at age 16 she was more inclined to be found in a studio listening to Joy Division and Art of Noise than out partying. Her first live performance was on a Swedish talk show in 2008, and things have sky rocketed since then. Little Jinder signed to New York’s bass label Trouble & Bass and hasn’t looked back. Her debut EP “Polyhedron” was released in 2008; followed by the sultry “Youth Blood”, which gained critical acclaim and was licensed to Ministry of Sound
Little Jinder effortlessly merges haunting, mystical pop songs with disco beats, soaring synths and dubstep tempos, she can easily be considered one of the most exciting artists to come out of Sweden in recent years.
“Youth Blood” was released via T&B in 2009, and due to the success of the record across the sea, was picked up by Ministry of Sound in 2010. In addition to the critically acclaimed Original Mix, were remixes from the likes of Bok Bok, Renaissance Man, 12th Planet & Flinch, Subeena, Tony Senghore & Kavsrave that ensured the “Youth Blood” continued to pulsate through your speakers in 2011.
Jinder is now working on her debut album, and bringing her irresistible stage show to locations worldwide.
Visit Little Jinder’s official Facebook page and click ‘LIKE’ to download the free acoustic version of her brand new single ‘Keep on Dreaming’ and receive regular updates on her new music, what she’s up to and where she’s playing next
1. Gold Panda – An Iceberg Hurtled Northward Through Clouds (DJ-Kicks)
2. Melchior & Pronsato – Puerto Rican Girls
3. Bok Bok – Charisma Theme
4. Drexciya – Andreaen Sand Dunes
5. Muslimgauze – Uzi Mahmood 8
6. Pawel – Coke
7. Ramadanman – Revenue (Untold Remix)
8. SND – Palo Alto
9. Zomby – Godzilla
10. Closer Musik – Maria
11. Gold Panda – Back Home
12. Christopher Rau – Do Little
13. Jan Jelinek – If’s, And’s And But’s
14. Nao Tokui – Monolith
15. Sigha – Shake
16. Opiate – Amstel
17. 2562 – Dinosaur
18. Matthewdavid – Like You Mean It
19. Brainiac – The Turnover
20. LV & Untold – Beacon
21. Autistici – Heated Dust On A Sunlit Window
22. Giuseppe Ielasi – 2
2. Lighter VIP
After much anticipation one of UK funky’s brightest stars, Champion, finally drops his deadly Lighter EP as the inaugural release on his new imprint, Formula Records.
Sitting somewhere in between Lil’ Silva, Roska and Cooly G Champion has got the undiluted UK Funky sound down to perfection. He’s already been marked as one to watch by Fact Magazine and Champion is growing as a producer with each release. The Lighter EP exemplifies the style and sound that has got him the admiration and plaudits from DJ’s across the board – raw, rugged and rhythmic in abundance.
Lead single Lighter showcases his seductive percussion techniques with stripped back drums setting the stage early on and an audacious bass melody that is aggressive but playful at the same time.
Bongoshot sees Champions play with more futuristic synths but the syncopated drum pattern and arpeggiated bass that accompanies it brings it right up to the present day sound of the UK underground.
Off the back of the infectious Motherboard EP on Terror Danjah’s Hardrive label earlier this year the Lighter EP has proven longevity given the fact that it has been played constantly by the likes of Kode 9, Benji B, Bok Bok, Roska and Oneman for the past 18 months yet its release is still highly sought after.
To get a taster of the Champion sound in a club then look no further than the audio from the recent Butterz & Hardrive extravaganza at Cable from a few weeks back which contains a barrage of his productions both old and new.
DUBBEL DUTCH WHITE LABEL 12″ DROPS TODAY
Marc Glasser AKA Dubbel Dutch throws down two original tracks and some of the illest RnB refixs we’ve heard in forever on DA-011, a limited white label 12″. Pulling from synth heavy house and late 90′s golden era UK R’n'Garage, these blistering bangers are PURE LIGHT. Check “Fem Pressure” and DD’s remix of Kell’s “Be My #2″ to see just how future his sound is. Released in collaboration with Dave Quam’s Free Bass label. Already getting his tracks dropped by NguzuNguzu, Girl Unit, Bok Bok, Untold, and Sinden. Dubbel Dutch doesn’t play. VINYL YOU CAN TOUCH
FACT MAG SAYS: “the most realised embodiment of Dutch’s wide-reaching, net-digging aesthetic to date”
Even in the increasingly crowded world of bass music, Kingdom is an artist without many real peers. Sure, he’s one of the leading members of the London-based Night Slugs cadre, but this American DJ and producer—who has also released music on the Fool’s Gold imprint—sports a diverse sound arsenal that relies heavily on three things: unusual bass permutations, inventive drum patterns, and, perhaps most importantly, an unabashed love of hip-hop and R&B. All of those elements play major roles in this exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series, a DJ session that happens to include a whole lot of unreleased Kingdom material. It all comes as the one-time Brooklyn artist—who now splits time between New York and Los Angeles—prepares to head out on a sizable North American tour, a trek that includes multiple gigs at SXSW, stops on both coasts, and some Canadian dates with Night Slugs bretheren Bok Bok and Girl Unit. If his DJ sets on the road resemble this podcast in the least, Kingdom is going to leave a lot of happy dancefloor revelers in his wake.
Download:Kingdom XLR8R podcast 188
01 Jacques Greene “Tell Me (Kingdom Edit)” (LuckyMe)
02 Kingdom “SFX”
03 Kingdom “Los Poderes (Edit ft. Floetry)” (Dutty Artz)
04 Kingdom “Stalker Ha” (Night Slugs)
05 Kingdom “Uptown Buck” (Scion/Trouble&Bass)
06 Jam City “Aqua Box” (Night Slugs)
07 Katy B “Lights On (Girl Unit Remix)” (Rinse)
08 Kingdom “Okay To Dance” (Fool’s Gold)
09 MikeQ & Angel X “Let It All Out 2011″ (Qween Beat)
10 Nguzunguzu “Timesup” (Fade to Mind)
11 Kingdom “Stadium Pass” (Enchufada)
12 Bok Bok “Silo Pass” (Night Slugs)
13 DJ Cabos x Kingdom “Snapduro + Appetite Edit”
14 Kid Ink “Keep It Rollin”
15 Kingdom “If You Buck”
16 Win Win “Interleave (Kingdom Remix)” (Vice)
17 Total Freedom “YB Voice Song”
18 DJ Exota Vs. DJ Vali “Pu**yf**ker (Kingdom Edit)” (Unreleased)
19 Jim Jones / Automatik “Go Cinderella (Kingdom Edit)” (Diplomats)
20 Ciara x Girl Unit “Ride + Every Time (Kingdom Blend)” (Night Slugs)
North American Tour Dates
3.10 Beauty Bar (Chicago, IL)
3.11 Wrongbar w/ Bok Bok + Girl Unit (Toronto, Canada)
3.12 Club Infinity @ Drom (New York, NY)
3.13 Fortune Sound Club w/ Bok Bok + Girl Unit (Vancouver, Canada)
3.16 SXSW @ Icee Hot vs. TURRBOTAX® @ Frank w/ Rem Koolhaus, Egyptrixx, Brenmar, Ghosts on Tape, Redinho, Deadboy, Jackmaster (Austin, TX)
3.17 SXSW @ Big Freedia Party @ Loft 718 w/ Dream Boat Crusaderz, Disco Tits, Traffique, Mos Jeff, ELVIS, Stanley Roy (Fantasy), No Mas Bodas, Lady Business, Zuzuka, Shyvonne, Fndonmntl, Hunx and His Punx + DJ Dirty Fingers (Austin, TX)
3.18 SXSW @ Fader Fort w/ Brenmar (Austin, TX)
3.18 SXSW @ Fool’s Gold Party @ Beauty Bar w/ Donnis, Party Supplies, A-Trak, Suzan, Telephoned, Nick Catchdubs + Cubic Zirconia (Austin, TX)
3.19 The Public Works w/ Falty DL (San Francisco, CA)
3.26 Ultra Music Festival @ Fool’s Gold Party @ Grand Central (Miami, FL)