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Morcee ‘Black Hole’ (Tight Knit Records)(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2013 by E.N.

Morcee 'Black Hole' (Tight Knit Records)Tight Knit Records are proud to announce their inaugural label release from London-based DJ and producer, Charlie Potter aka Morcee. FeaturingFunkystepz-affiliated guest vocalist Lily McKenzie, ‘Black Hole’ is rhythmic yet stripped-down, showcasing his desire to shy away from traditional patterns and structures. ‘Control’ kicks off with arpeggiated synths that slowly open out over a frenetic beat, once again proving the ‘less is more’ production style carries through every stage of his creative process.

Morcee was sold by the DIY mentality and direct attitude of early jungle through to the white label grime scene. However, being too young to go to events and experience it first-hand for himself this era became his very own ‘summer of love’, having to settle on glimpses of the past through low quality radio rips and tape packs.

Outside of DJing and producing he’s working collaboratively on Tight Knit Records. The focus is as much on the design and detail as it is on the music and this also resonates with his aspirations as a producer, to make something people want to hold onto – a rarity in a time of such instant disposability.

Release date: 9th September 2013
Format: Vinyl / Digital

Cat No: TKR001


A Black Hole
B1 Control
B2 Black Hole (Instrumental)

Pedro 123 – Slush EP – Get Some(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2012 by E.N.

In between running a taste-making music blog and club night of the same name the label arm of Get Some presents its fifth release, the Slush EP, from the precocious talent that is South-London’s own Pedro 123. After a flurry of groundwork over the past year having remixed tracks for Trim, MIK, Lakosa & iO and Starkey it’s evident that his passion for Grime and Garage is the stimulus for his tracks. It’s no surprise then, that the 18-year-old has already received praise and multiple spins from Radio 1’s Skream & Benga, Dirtybird’s French Fries and Rinse FM’s Roska, Brackles and Monki for his well-informed approach to his productions.
Title track Slush sees playful Zomby-esque synths teased over a thumping kick drum which acts as the skeleton of track whilst groove-laden drums interject for some off-kilter rhythmic patterns. Utilizing a selective sound palette, the raw textures and shape-shifting percussion compliment the minimalist aesthetic of the track and make for an intriguing A-side.
On the other side Jetpack Joyride benefits greatly from descending synth chords that are accompanied by a barrage of Eski-influenced kicks and snares. Whilst the track is slightly more urgent and unrestrained than the A-side it’s anchored by a heavily swung Garage drum pattern that gives it an old-school feel.
Remix duties come courtesy of highly-revered Bassline producer and Unknown to the Unknown signee, Checan, who takes the track back to ’95 on his reinterpretation. With a euphoric intro that evolves into crashing 4×4 drums, chopped Reggae vocals and sublow basslines the memorable synth-work of the original remains but with the addition of melancholic chords in the breakdown.
As London’s ever-evolving musical landscape ploughs on this addition to the melange sees a young producer who sticks firmly to his roots and adds a refreshing spin whilst doing so. With Pedro 123’s refined ear and multi-faceted music inspirations the release of the Slush EP sees him top off a landmark year with some of most accomplished work to date.
Artist: Pedro 123
 Title: Slush EP
 Label: Get Some
 Catalogue No: GSR005
 Release Date: 12.11.12
 Format: 12″ Vinyl & Digital
1. Slush
 2. Jetpack Joyride
 3. Slush (Checan Remix)

Brackles – “Chasing Crazy” (Official Video)

Posted in News with tags , , on September 19, 2012 by E.N.

Guy Andrews – The Wait / Hands In Mine (HFT022)(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2012 by E.N.

Following last year’s triumphant debut on Untold’s imprint Hemlock, Brighton based producer Guy Andrews is back with his first 12″ for Hotflush Recordings. A superb followup to his 2011 auditory missive, The Wait / Hands in Mine merges percussive elements with heavy basslines resulting in two dark dancefloor cuts.

Guy Andrews – The Wait / Hands In Mine

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2012 by E.N.

Following last year’s triumphant debut on Untold’s imprint Hemlock, Brighton based producer Guy Andrews is back with his first 12″ for Hotflush Recordings. A superb followup to his 2011 auditory missive, The Wait / Hands in Mine merges percussive elements with heavy basslines resulting in two dark dancefloor cuts.

Side A is a bass-driven afrobeat stepper, while on the flip, Andrews shows off his ability to manipulate genres by using a deep bass kick and frenzied rhythmic percussion to dial up an atmospheric tune.

With recent acclaim from XLR8R, Resident Advisor and Truants along with DJ and radio support from the likes of Benji B, L-Vis 1990, Brackles, Sound Pellegrino, Shortstuff, Benjamin Damage and Throwing Snow, Guy Andrews is on the rise. Lookout for another 12″ via Hotflush this Fall.

Release date: May 28th 2012

Pursuit Grooves new Frantically Hopeful EPK

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

Pursuit Grooves will be releasing her solo LP “Frantically Hopeful” in June on Pinch operated Tectonic Recordings. It is guaranteed to be a stand out album for 2011 with early buzz play by Brackles and AlexNut of RinseFM and Anthony Valadez of KCRW

stream “Peace Talks”

and “Transformation of Consciousness”

The LP continues rhythmically where last year’s ‘Fox Trot Mannerisms’ EP left off but launches into a different head space with lyrics touching on current affairs and technological dependency.

Juggling all angles from production, songwriting, MCing and singing, Pursuit Grooves continues what she does best, fusing elements of electronic, hip hop, house and broken beats with sensual melodies and vocals. ‘Frantically Hopeful’ challenges conversations and feet alike, offering a true backdrop to the world we live in today.

Pursuit Grooves has 4 albums under her belt plus numerous live gigs performed in the UK, Germany, Spain, Japan, Australia and beyond. Having received kudos from Gilles Peterson, IDJ, DJ Magazine, Fact Mag, Boomkat etc for last years EP “Fox Trot Mannerisms”, Vanese Smith is one of the few producers in the eclectic beat scene who is also an energetic and skilled vocalist/MC who also mainly uses a hardware sampler when performing live. She is also a 2008 Redbull Music Academy alum which also included Onra, Teebs, Dorian Concept, Lukid, Cardopusher and Fatima. Providing sounds that are equal parts soul, house, and broken beat, Pursuit Grooves always DELIVERS!
© Tectonic Recordings

Brackles & Shortstuff feat. Terrible Shock – Good Foundations 12″ Vinyl (BLR005)(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2010 by E.N.

 Blunted Robots have done another record. If we say it’s Future Garage, will you like it more? DJs showing love include Sinden, Mr Scruff, Jackmaster, Rob Da Bank, Hot Chip, Roska, and Toddla T.

a1 Brackles & Shortstuff feat. Terrible Shock – Good Foundations
a2 Brackles & Shortstuff feat. Terrible Shock – Good Foundations (Instrumental)
b1 Brackles & Shortstuff feat. Terrible Shock – Good Foundations (Doc Daneeka Remix)
b2 Brackles & Shortstuff feat. Terrible Shock – Good Foundations (Accapella)

Listen to sample of Good Foundations

Download: FACT mix 193 – Tom Kerridge

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2010 by E.N.

This Friday’s FACT session is packed with exclusives, and comes mixed by the more than able hands of RAMP Recordings boss Tom Kerridge.

The label debuted mid-way through the last decade, releasing leftfield hip-hop from the likes of Count Bass D and Kankick. 2008 saw the label hit second gear in terms of productivity, and with it, a shift in focus to the UK’s underground dance music spectrum, with releases arriving from Zomby, FaltyDL, 2562 and Taz Buckfaster.

2009 was marked by a Zomby album, One Foot Ahead of the Other, alongside singles from Shortstuff, Hot City and Flying Lotus, while 2010 has seen Ramp enter its album stage proper, with P.U.D.G.E’s Idiot Box, Maxmillion Dunbar’s Cool Water and Shortstuff’s Summer of Shortstuff 10” project. Kerridge doesn’t just run Ramp of course, he also handles the few-more-shady BRAiNMATH label, which has spent the last few years peddling one-sided, limited vinyl releases from the likes of Untold, Airhead, James Blake and Bakongo, while his newest venture, PTN, sees him indulge his love of house music, with releases so far from Breach, Hackman, Doc Daneeka and Hypno.

As you might expect, more full-length offerings are pencilled in for 2011; read our interview with Kerridge over the page for an insight into what the label has on the horizon. And while you’re doing that, download his FACT mix, which features unreleased cuts from Brackles, DJ Dom, Hackman, T. Williams and more alongside classics from Two Lone Swordsmen and Pepe Braddock.

Download: FACT mix 193 – Tom Kerridge
(Available for three weeks)


1. NOCHEXXX – Vapour Cruz [forthcoming RAMP Recordings]
2. Computer Jay – ZapBack (feat. AliBaBa) [forthcoming RAMP Recordings]
3. DJ Dom – Sunshowers [forthcoming Blunted Robots]
4. Two Lone Swordsmen – Glide By Shooting [Emissions Audio Output]
5. Nick Høppner – Brush Me Down [Ostgut-Ton]
6. Pepe Bradock – C. U. @ Minna & Lafayette [Atavisme]
7. DJ Dom – Computer Love [forthcoming PTN]
8. Braiden – The Alps [forthcoming Doldrums]
9. Aramac – Hurt Inside [CD-R]
10. Shortstuff – Bumpy Chuckles [CD-R]
11. Brackles – Blo [!K7]
12. Hackman – Daylight Fires, Buzzin’ [forthcoming PTN]
13. T. Williams – People’s Choice [forthcoming PTN]
14. Brackles – Earphone Memories [CD-R]

Download: FACT mix 186 – Blunted Robots

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2010 by E.N.

This Monday’s FACT mix is an exclusive-filled session from one of the most promising dance labels around, Blunted Robots.

The work of Brackles and Shortstuff, the label debuted last year with Martin Kemp’s (Brackles’ obscenely talented brother) ‘No Charisma’, a crossover anthem that seemed to infiltrate the sets of everybody going, backed with Mickey Pearce’s ragga stomper ‘Innami’. Two more Martin Kemp 12”s have followed, broken up by Bok Bok’s seasick ‘Citizens Dub’ and another minor classic from Brackles and Shortstuff, ‘Pipey D’.

The fifth Blunted Robots 12”, a collaboration between Brackles, Shortstuff and Nottingham vocalist Terrible Shock will be out towards the end of November, backed with a remix by Doc Daneeka. To celebrate this, as well as the label’s first birthday, they’ll be hosting Room 3 at Fabric, as part of the club’s own birthday celebrations on October 15. Brackles, Shortstuff, Martin Kemp, Scratcha DVA and Doc Daneeka are scheduled to play.

They’ve also teamed up to deliver their FACT mix, packed with unreleased cuts from the Blunted Robots camp and future label material from Terrible Shock and DJ Dom. If that’s not enough, we’d also point you to the Robots’ newly-inaugurated YouTube page, where they’ve uploaded their past singles as well as some unreleased curios.

Download: FACT mix 186 – Blunted Robots
(Available on three weeks)


J:Kenzo – Ruckus (Martin Kemp remix)
Brackles – Spider
Shortstuff – Naughty Step
Martin Kemp – 2781half
Brackles – Blazeby
Brackles & Shortstuff feat. Terrible Shock – Good Foundations (Doc Daneeka remix)
Martin Kemp – Know We Can
Brackles – Lighthouse
Shortstuff – If The Sock Fits
Martin Kemp – Fix
Shortstuff – Bodge Job
JME – CD iS DEAD (Mickey Pearce remix)
Brackles – I Can’t Wait
DJ Dom – Sunshowers

Download:DVA -XLR8R Podcast 160

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2010 by E.N.

It seems like ages ago, but it has only been a year since we put Cooly G on the cover of XLR8R and began exploring the mutant strain of UK funky being turned out by a select crew of UK producers. A big part of that article was focused around DVA (a.k.a. Scratcha DVA a.k.a. Leon Smart). The former grime disciple and long-time Rinse FM jock was one of the first artists to champion the deeper, housier side of funky, and continues to push boundaries with his percussion-heavy production style and occasionally bonkers sense of melody. On top of his DJ duties, he also runs his own label and has released music on Blackdown’s Keysound Recordings and Kode9’s iconic Hyperdub label. In fact, Hyperdub is home to Scratcha’s next 12″, “Just Vybe” b/w “Step 2 Funk,” which includes a collaboration with vocalist Fatima. That record doesn’t drop until October 4, so this exclusive XLR8R podcast will have to tide over the DVA faithful in the meantime. As expected, he’s sprinkled in plenty of dubplates and unreleased tunes; pay close attention, as this mix is probably a good indication of where funky is headed next.

Download:DVA XLR8R Podcast 160

01 Kismet “Loose Screw”
02 T.Williams “In the Deep (DVA’s Hi Emotions Remix)” (Deep Teknologi)
03 Dark Sky “High Rise”
04 Just Felix “African Sisters” (Six Red Apples)
05 DVA “Take Your Seat in the Stereo Mix”
06 L-Vis 1990 & T.Williams “Stand Up”
07 Fingaprint “Night Time (DVA’s Hi Emotions Remix)” (Invasion)
08 Redlight “Source 16″
09 Cooly G “Gritting” (Dub Organizer)
10 DVA “New World Order” (DVA)
11 Benga “Falling”
12 Cooly G “Dis Boy (DVA’s Hi Emotions Remix)” (DVA)
13 Brackles “Spider” (Rinse)
14 Roska “Take Off”
15 The Bug feat. Warrior Queen “Poison Dart (DVA Remix)” (Ninja Tune)
16 Sentel “Chapel 20″ (Concrete Cut)
17 DVA feat. Fatima “Just Vybe (Soule:Power Mix)” (Hyperdub)
18 Gugu “AC Riddim” (DVA)
19 CPU God “Too Much Booty”


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