Forrest’s latest release, his debut for Midnight Vision, demonstrates his intense and versatile sound. The lead track ‘Shiny Suit Man’ blends hypnotic, cheeky vocals with dusty drums to create a roller, which sounds great both in the headphones and on the dancefloor. ‘My Factory’ continues on the deep tip and mixes vocal samples and modulating synth lines to create a smokey atmosphere. ‘My Factory’s’ slinky bassline drives the track along and will get any floor moving… ‘Beverly Hills’ teases us with an uncomplicated arrangement of slick house with sustained strings providing the tension and a great use of a female vocal sample. Closing the EP, new kids on the block Bodhi bring a garage swing to their remix of Shiny Suit Man kicks, their introduction of heavy syncopated 808’s paired with shuffling synths bring a new flavour to the EP.
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You may have heard Eli & Fur’s hypnotic recent single ‘Nightmares’, which was remixed by the fast rising Hackman and Berlin’s Nils Hoffmann. Now the London based producer duo have announced a new EP release by dropping the Balearic-edged title track ‘Like the Way’. The ‘Like the Way’ EP will be released on the 22nd July via NYX Records.
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Briskly traveling from Swansea to Leeds, PTN follows Doc Daneeka’s release with an equally hyped EP of fresh material from Hackman, who along with Doc D, featured in FACT Magazine’s top 10 producers to watch for the year. Hackman is one of the exploding Funky movement’s best and brightest producers, rising fast and unleashing unstoppable rhythm after unstoppable rhythm. Profiled by the venerable and influential Blackdown in 2009 Hackman is no stranger to hype even so early in his career. But it’s not all just hype, and if anything, the hyperbole is warranted. Hackman makes music in line with other prominent Funky producers, but his productions have a certain sheen and a peculiarly humid quality that make them unmistakable. His impressive grasp of bass (see the absolutely crushing basslines in “Bodies” and “Surround” off of his EP for Well Rounded, betrays his initial foray into dubstep, and it lends his music a power both more nuanced and more visceral than many of his contemporaries.
Hackman More Than Ever EP PTN002
a1 Hackman – More Than Ever
a2 Hackman – Nobody Minds
b1 Hackman – Gutterflower
b2 Hackman – Dusk
label: well rounded
cat no: WRND004
For release no.4 Well Rounded Records proudly present Deadboy with his effortlessly hype ‘Cash Antics Volume 1′ EP. Three R&B re-rubs that showcase his adeptness at different styles to suit all. The new tracks he has built to support the accapellas sound fresh, natural and exciting. On the A ‘Way that I luv u’ is a breathtakingly, heartbreakingly epic rework at dubstep tempo. Over pon the flip ‘Unofficial Girl’ is a gloriously anthemic Soca-step bomb that is pure fiyah for the dancefloor. This is followed by ‘Long way 2 go’ – a sultry crunk-hop rebuild with some serious soul. DJ support from Martyn, TRG, Bok-Bok, Hot City, Doc Daneeka, Greenmoney, Ramadanman, Blackdown, Hackman, Ikonika…. This year is going to be a big one for Deadboy.
More Deadboy + Mixes
Track 1 :Ashanti -The Way That I Luv U
Track 2:Official Girl
Track 3 Cassie -Long Way 2 Go