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Addison Groove “I Go Boom / DJ Rashad & Doc Daneeka Remixes” (preview)

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50WEAPONSRMX02 follows the much sought after Shackleton, T++ and Headhunter Remixes of Moderat, released as well as a hand stamped white label on 50 Weapons in summer 2009. 3 years later comes only the second remix record on Modeselektor’s rapidly expanding 50 Weapons empire.

Addison Groove’s “I Go Boom”, taken from his recently released “Adventures In Rainbow Country” EP, get’s reworked by Chicago’s finest Juke producer DJ Rashad, as well as Swansea house ambassador and Ten Thousand Yen owner Doc Daneeka.
Release date: Nov 9, 2012

Download:Turbo Turbo – Headhunter Mixtape (09.2012)

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Addison Groove “Beeps” (50WEAPONSCD06) (preview)

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Addison Groove “Bad Things” (50WEAPONSCD06) – Out on March 30

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Addison Groove “Sooperlooper”(Preview)Out March 30

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Addison Groove (aka Antony Williams) started life under a different pseudonym altogether. Recording as Headhunter, with an LP and 12” releases on the influential Tempa label stretching back to 2007, he achieved legendary status within the dubstep scene. His work at the deeper end of the spectrum graced the label an impressive 7 times, a figure matched only by Skream. This work looked set to continue until 2010 when, seemingly out of nowhere, he crafted one of the biggest bass music tracks of the decade, ‘Footcrab’, under the new name of Addison Groove.

The response to ‘Footcrab’ was phenomenal, receiving critical and commercial success in equal measure across the dance music scene. Getting plays not only from the dubstep DJs that Williams was used to reaching, it also found its way into the record boxes of techno and house heavyweights such as Aphex Twin, Surgeon, Ricardo Villalobos and Mr Scruff, bringing an enormous new audience to his music in the process. Taking influences from the Chicago ghetto tek and juke scenes, Addison Groove’s impact on UK bass music has been colossal and unprecedented, sparking a huge interest in these styles from his peers and the listening public alike.

Transistor Rhythm“, Addison Groove’s debut album, is a rare example of a release where the description “much anticipated” is not just a fantasy of some PR agent. The expectations are high, but we are convinced nobody is gonna be disappointed. Hear for yourself!

Addison Groove -Work It Out /Sexual Out (preview)

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Out on swamp 81
28 February 2011

Sexual Out

Arkist & Komonazmuk – Outbreak / Until Next Time – 12″ Vinyl(ISP005)(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2010 by E.N.

Ever-versatile, Komonazmuk has seen varied releases on labels including Combat Recordings and Apple Pips, as well as a number of legendary remixes alongside Appleblim, including Brian Eno and Bonobo. His hotly anticipated album is due out on H.E.N.C.H in 2011. Arkist is a fresh face with a fresh sound straight out of Bristol’s creative melting-pot. Newly released from beneath the mentoring wings of Komonazmuk and Appleblim, his slick productions have already been slated for release on DecaRhythm, Apple Pips and Subdepth Records. A. Arkist & Komonazmuk – ‘Outbreak’ – Is it a bird, is it a plane? Arkist & Komonazmuk’s collaborative effort sticks to ISP’s ‘it’s-impossible-to-pin-down’ mantra, dipping its beak into the waters of electro, robo-funk, dubstep… possibly even harking back to a long-forgotten time when breakbeat was interesting. Straight up, no messing, ‘Outbreak’ comes with its weighty, synthesised beats from the go. After the drop the bassline strolls along playfully below a mirror of the same in light-footed melody. Around the halfway mark the ghosts of former rave stabs and an acid synth line add to an already eclectic sound. Watch out for the growling switch-up in the second drop. DJ support from: Appleblim, the Foreign Beggars, HENCH, Maryanne Hobbs etc AA. Arkist – ‘Until Next Time’ – The spikey breakbeats and spliced vocals of the intro give little warning of the rich sonics and warm compression of the track that follows the drop. It’s dubstep Jim, but not as we know it… not a wobble in sight but smooth sub-bass pulses position this track firmly on the dancefloor, while a fluid, saturdated melody and glistening top end show exactly why Arkist’s production standards have been turning heads in the scene recently. Never one to sit back and ride the loop, ‘Until Next Time’ is no different, with Arkist repeatedly shifting through gears of sub-heavy groove. If Ibiza was built for bass-heads, this track would be wearing the needles out at the Cafe del Mar. DJ Support from: Scuba, Headhunter, Appleblim etc.

Listen to sample of Outbreak / Until Next Time

A Arkist & Komonazmuk – Outbreak
AA Arkist – Until Next Time

Headhunter “Lost Prophet / Chasing Dragons” [IDLE004]+Preview

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2010 by E.N.

The forthcoming release from Idle Hands, direct out of Rooted Records in Bristol, features Headhunter on the heavy UK House / Funky / Techno vibe.

Whether throwing down techno-informed steppers for Tempa or creating juke-fuelled hysteria around crustaceans for Loefah’s Swamp81 imprint, Headhunter (and his Addison Groove alias) always brings a startling level of sophistication to his productions. These two cuts bear the same high standards while also revealing a little more about his sonic palette.

‘Chasing Dragons chimes in on an instantly upbeat tip, pummelling a soca rhythm against an undulating melody. ‘Lost Prophet surges forth on a rock solid four-to-the-floor propulsion, offset by snappy top end percussion before being swathed in haunting pads and dubby FX.

Deep without being downbeat and immaculately crafted, IDLE004 adds ever more breadth to the legacies of Headhunter, Idle Hands and ultimately Bristol music.

IDLE004
Headhunter
a) Lost Prophet
b) Chasing Shadows
Released 13th December on 12″ Vinyl / Digital.

http://www.myspace.com/idlehandsbristol
soundcloud.com/idle-hands-bristol

Punch Drunk presents: V/A – ‘Worth the Weight – Bristol Dubstep Classics’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2010 by E.N.

I knew straight away that this was a sound that would fit perfectly in Bristol – there is a lot of tension in the music that carries a satisfactory darkness with it, but it’s also lazy music. You don’t have to dance hard to move with it – it was born with a reefer in its gob!”

So said Pinch when I interviewed him in February 2005. Having witnessed the early DMZ and FWD>> raves that spawned this new sound we now refer to as Dubstep, and having gradually begun integrating it into the fabric of Bristol’s existing club scene, this young DJ’s instincts were proving correct. The following month I attended one of his Context nights – a dubsession by Loefah and Skream, on one of their earliest forays outside the Capital – and experienced for myself the sheer physical impact of dubstep at soundsystem volume. But even that was just a hint of what was to come. In April, Subloaded II sent a subsonic shockwave through the city, as Bristol shuddered under the weight of DMZ’s bass meditations. Those who survived the onslaught were changed forever, and Bristol’s destiny as dubstep’s second city became assured.

May 2005 saw the debut release on Pinch’s Tectonic imprint, which was the first of many new dubstep labels to emerge from the city. Being so much smaller than London, Bristol’s new generation of bedroom DJs and producers mingled freely in a close-knit community centred around the Rooted Records shop and the new club spaces (Dubloaded, Sub- loaded, Ruffnek Diskotek, Noir, HENCH) which sprang-up over the following months to cater for this rapidly expanding scene. Beats and ideas were eagerly exchanged on freshly-burned cd-rs in a period of unprecedented communal activity and cooperation, which would ultimately draw in and re-energise many of the city’s older generation of bass-explorers. Indeed, Bristol’s historical association with bass-orientated music was a crucial factor in the formation of a distinct and cohesive sound that triggered a feedback-loop of influence back to both London and the world beyond.

Almost inevitably, the Bristol micro-scene outgrew it’s grassroots, as producer-DJs like Headhunter, Appleblim, Joker, RSD, Pinch and Peverelist soon found themselves playing venues all over the planet. Once again, the ‘Bristol Sound’ had become an international phenomenon. Yet even today the core community still comes together for the regular mid- week Dubloaded sessions, which remain a testament to this city’s unshakable sense of strength and solidarity, as SGT. Pokes (the Honorary Bristolian who led the first charge at Subloaded all those years ago) calls the monthly congrega- tion to prayer.

- Gutterbreakz, November 2010.

Curated by Punch Drunk Records, Bristol’s premier bass music imprint, “Worth The Weight – Bristol Dubstep Classics” compiles five years of Bristol Dubstep history across two CD’s.

I knew straight away that this was a sound that would fit perfectly in Bristol – there is a lot of tension in the music that carries a satisfactory darkness with it, but it’s also lazy music. You don’t have to dance hard to move with it – it was born with a reefer in its gob!”

So said Pinch when I interviewed him in February 2005. Having witnessed the early DMZ and FWD>> raves that spawned this new sound we now refer to as Dubstep, and having gradually begun integrating it into the fabric of Bristol’s existing club scene, this young DJ’s instincts were proving correct. The following month I attended one of his Context nights – a dubsession by Loefah and Skream, on one of their earliest forays outside the Capital – and experienced for myself the sheer physical impact of dubstep at soundsystem volume. But even that was just a hint of what was to come. In April, Subloaded II sent a subsonic shockwave through the city, as Bristol shuddered under the weight of DMZ’s bass meditations. Those who survived the onslaught were changed forever, and Bristol’s destiny as dubstep’s second city became assured.

May 2005 saw the debut release on Pinch’s Tectonic imprint, which was the first of many new dubstep labels to emerge from the city. Being so much smaller than London, Bristol’s new generation of bedroom DJs and producers mingled freely in a close-knit community centred around the Rooted Records shop and the new club spaces (Dubloaded, Sub- loaded, Ruffnek Diskotek, Noir, HENCH) which sprang-up over the following months to cater for this rapidly expanding scene. Beats and ideas were eagerly exchanged on freshly-burned cd-rs in a period of unprecedented communal activity and cooperation, which would ultimately draw in and re-energise many of the city’s older generation of bass-explorers. Indeed, Bristol’s historical association with bass-orientated music was a crucial factor in the formation of a distinct and cohesive sound that triggered a feedback-loop of influence back to both London and the world beyond.

Almost inevitably, the Bristol micro-scene outgrew it’s grassroots, as producer-DJs like Headhunter, Appleblim, Joker, RSD, Pinch and Peverelist soon found themselves playing venues all over the planet. Once again, the ‘Bristol Sound’ had become an international phenomenon. Yet even today the core community still comes together for the regular mid- week Dubloaded sessions, which remain a testament to this city’s unshakable sense of strength and solidarity, as SGT. Pokes (the Honorary Bristolian who led the first charge at Subloaded all those years ago) calls the monthly congrega- tion to prayer.

- Gutterbreakz, November 2010.

Curated by Punch Drunk Records, Bristol’s premier bass music imprint, “Worth The Weight – Bristol Dubstep Classics” compiles five years of Bristol Dubstep history across two CD’s.

DRUNKCD004
Various Artists
Worth The Weight – Bristol Dubstep Classics

Barcode: 5055317208736
Formats: 2xCD / Digital Download
Release date: 8th November 2010

CD1:
01. Pinch ‘Midnight Oil’
02. Peverelist ‘The Grind’
03. Gatekeeper ‘Tense Past’
04. Peverelist ‘Roll with the Punches’
05. Appleblim ‘Vansan’
06. Pinch ‘Qawwali’
07. Forsaken ‘Hypnotise’
08. Headhunter ‘7th Curse’
09. RSD ‘Pretty Bright Light’
10. Komonazmuk ‘Bad Apple’
11. Appleblim & Peverelist ‘Circling’
12. Pinch ‘Lazarus’
13. Forsaken ft Mr Jo ‘Into the Sunset’

CD2:
14. Smith & Mighty ‘B Line Fi Blo’
15. Atki2 & Dub Boy ‘Tigerflower’
16. Joker ‘Holly Brook Park’
17. Guido ‘Mad Sax’
18. Hyetal & Shortstuff ‘Ice Cream’
19. Pinch ‘Get Up’ (RSD remix)
20. Jakes ‘3kout’
21. Wedge & Shadz ‘Running away’ (Guido remix)
22. Gemmy ‘Bass Transmitter’
23. Guido ‘Orchestral Lab’
24. Dubkasm ‘Hail Jah’ (Jakes remix)
25. Joker ‘Stuck in the System’
26. Hyetal ‘Pixel Rainbow Sequence’

www.myspace.com/punchdrunkrecords
www.rootedrecords.co.uk
soundcloud.com/punchdrunkrecords

Jus Wan / DJG -Azure / Avoid The Noid(F and Headhunter Remixes)(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2010 by E.N.


Released by: Pushing Red
Release/catalogue number: RED003
Release date: Sep 20, 2010

With the success of Pushing Red’s first two releases, we decided we would step things up with remixes from the scenes top producers in their respected genres. Both F & Headhunter need no introductions fusing unique ideas & production values when it comes to dubstep & techno. These two remixes showcase both style and class in a way that only F & Headhunter can pull off and we are truly honoured to have them involved.
A. Azure (F Remix) – Kicking things off is F with a outstanding recreation of Jus Wan’s already classic ‘Azure’. A sneaking intro builds on the original pads before dropping into a steady snare. Growling bass slowly sneaks into the picture and drops into and perfect blend of rough & smooth. F has taken an already great tune and kept the integrity of the original, while giving it his own signature flavour. Classic remix!
AA. Avoid The Noid (Headhunter Remix) – Another man who needs no introduction has graced us with a superb remix of DJG’s ‘Avoid The Noid’. Headhunter takes things very deep with a thumping 4/4, deep house kind of affair. A deep kick keeps the pace with deep low end that will work out any sound system. The original pads have been drawn out and sprinkled with the original key work. Fans of deep dubstep and house will love this tune and we hope as much as we do!
DJ Support: RSD, 2562, Headhunter, Komonazmuk, Synkro, Jus Wan, DJG, June Miller, F.

a Jus Wan – Azure (F Remix)
b DJG – Avoid The Noid (Headhunter Remix)

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All our favorites in one place,must have EP!!!

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