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Blu Mar Ten announce new album ‘Famous Lost Words’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2013 by E.N.

Blu Mar Ten  new album 'Famous Lost Words'Blu Mar Ten
‘Famous Lost Words’
(Blu Mar Ten Music)
Release Date: 18th November 2013

 

After establishing their own label, Blu Mar Ten Music, in 2009 and releasing the critically acclaimed albums ‘Natural History’ (2009) and ‘Love is the Devil’ (2011), winter 2013 sees the arrival of Blu Mar Ten’s highly anticipated new LP, ‘Famous Lost Words’.

Featuring 13 tracks of pure and unapologetic drum & bass, the album inhabits a similar territory to the previous two; full of emotional movements fused with tough beats that reinforce BMT’s position in the genre as originators of complex, atmospheric music.

 Brooding dancefloor destroyers like ‘Ariel’ and ‘Holding Pattern’ deliver rugged basslines and harsh drums, contrasting beautifully with the more fragile and otherworldly soundscapes of title track ‘Famous Lost Words’ and ‘Night Shift’. ‘Big Shots’ and ‘Motor City’ serve up frantic layers of euphoria while ‘Remembered Her Wrong’ wanders off into the bizarrely abstract.
‘Famous Lost Words” 71 minute duration also features an impressive roster of collaborators. ‘Thin Air’ layers the alluring vocals of Robert Manos atop a bed of whirling synths and rolling bass. Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Agné Genyté injects a dose of soothing lullaby tones into ‘Somewhere’, ‘Break It All Apart’ and ‘In Your Eyes’, while long-time friend and label mate Seba makes an appearance on ‘Hunter’ whose growling bass and Bladerunner synths play to the strengths of both artists.

 

 

Accompanying the ‘Famous Lost Words’ project is a set of live dates around Europe. Beginning at pivotal label/club night, Hospitality in Bristol, the mini tour then travels to the likes of Russia, Germany, Ireland, Finland and BMT’s native London.

 

Track List:
1. Somewhere (feat. Agné Genyté)
2. Hunter (feat. Seba)
3. Big Shots
4. Famous Lost Words
5. Thin Air (feat. Robert Manos & Yosebu)
6. Holding Pattern
7. Break It All Apart (feat. Agné Genyté)
8. Half The Sky
9. Remembered Her Wrong
10. Motor City
11. Night Shift
12. Ariel
13. In your eyes (feat. Agné Genyté)

Blu Mar Ten

New Jon Convex Single & Label(Preview EP “With You”)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2013 by E.N.

DIGI001-1400xAs an artist who is equally at home creating Chicago tinged house, tough tearing techno and atmospheric alternative soundscapes, it should come as no surprise to find that Jon Convex, with the debut release for his Convex Digital imprint, is now confidently straying into more popular waters on his cosmic tinged vocal number ‘With You.’
Without doubt, With You was influenced by Jon’s travels to more exotic sun drenched locations. “I visited Hawaii and Australia, hitting the beach and drinking cocktails in the sun. When I returned to the UK it was summer here too, so you can definitely the feel that warmth in the track… Mixed with some 80’s synth work of course.

The remix sees Jon return with an old but most welcome alias and sound. As Kid Drama and one half of the hugely innovative DnB outfit Instra:mental, Jon was credited with breathing new life back into the then stagnant scene and sound. Now, watching the return and current trend for 170bpm productions already steering into predictable and watered down territory Jon has decided to revisit the innovative ‘Autonomic’ sound for which Kid Drama and dBridge became so known.
Its took a while to return to the 170 tempo but i’ve been experimenting again and have a lot of new material in the pipeline.” – Jon Convex
JON CONVEX
“WITH YOU”
(Kid Drama Remix)
Convex Digi
Release Date – 02/09/13

FabricLive 57: Jackmaster full details(release date,tracklist,cover…)

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

In a day and age when all DJs seem to also be producers, actors, singers, or pretty much anything that doesn’t actually involve putting a needle to a record, it’s nice to know that guys like Jackmaster still exist. A genuine home-grown hero, Jack Revill’s rise to fame is about as storybook perfect as is possible. A chance hearing of Model 500’s ‘The Chase’ whilst mopping floors in Glasgow’s legendary Rub-A-Dub record shop opened his eyes to the possibilities of electronic music outside of the chart house he was listening to. Recruiting like-minded friends, he got involved in the city’s vibrant club scene eventually starting the long running Numbers night. Taking their cue from the irreverent selections of the legendary Club 69, the crew went on to form the Wireblock, Dress 2 Sweat and Stuff Records’ imprints, releasing tracks from the likes of Hudson Mohawke and Rustie. As their popularity started snowballing, they made the decision last year to combine forces across the Glasgow scene and form the Numbers collective which has steadily been shaping its post-dubstep sound with a number of landmark releases as well as amassing column inches. Jackmaster has led the charge, spreading their unashamedly full-on party sound to dance floors all over the world and snatching DJ Magazine’s Breakthrough DJ of 2010 award in the process. FABRICLIVE now proudly presents its 57th release with a peek into the Glaswegian mischief-maker’s eclectic record bags.

“The first time I played Fabric was in room 3 with Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, and Dom from LuckyMe. It was like a mini Glasgow invasion of Farringdon. Shortly afterwards Tom promoted me to Room 1 and pretty much since then we’ve been doing regular Numbers nights too. I reckon my favourite Fabric night yet was when we brought Todd Edwards over in January 2010. That was such a fucking big night. The place was as packed as I’ve seen it and people were just going crazy all night long right up till 6am. I ended up travelling for something like 10 hours to get there because of severe snow but it was so worth it. Eventually we made it to Fabric with minutes to spare and as soon as we walked in the door you could feel it was gonna be a special one. I played the last slot while Todd Edwards gave out glow sticks in the shape of crucifixes and signed autographs with bible scripture quotations.”

The mix itself brings a taste of the relentless nature of the Numbers dancefloor, where the parties are fast, frantic and intense. With a tracklist running to almost 30 tracks in just 70 minutes, they come short and sharp, running the whole gamut of what’s considered ‘party music’, from Detroit techno classics to the orphaned children of garage, dubstep and grime, the only thing that stays consistent is the upbeat tempo. Kicking things off with a slice of classic disco from The Fantastic Aleems, we head straight into classic ‘hands in the air’ territory with the Inner City anthem ‘Big Fun’. For someone who constantly talks up his love for 90s dance classics, or the music that most resonates from his childhood, it’s no surprise to hear Kim English’s soaring vocals on the proto-garage ‘Nite Life’ emerge out of the robot funk of Model 500. There’s a nod to Jamaica and in turn their grime compatriots down south, with an MC name checking the whole crew on the unreleased calypso bounce of Geiom’s ‘2 4 6’ which swiftly rolls along taking in melodic breakbeat, the staccato stabs of acid yearning in ‘The Sun Can’t Compare’ and Addison Groove’s juke-influenced groove. The middle section is the peak time, full strobe moment presented as a kind of rave sandwich, with the comedy Miami Bass of Splack Pack as the x-rated bread while Mad Mike brings an unusually sensitive side with a cut of euophoric piano house and a Wookie remix leading into the Todd Terry jacker ‘Can You Feel It?’. It’s the sound of 90s rave as channeled through the mind of someone who grew up in the online world with access to all the disparate strands of hardcore influenced music, from the neo-NRG of Fix to frenetic ghetto tech, weaving all the influences into each other with a single-minded purpose, for people to be able to dance without feeling guilty about enjoying moments of unexpected nostalgia. The mix ends with a trio of cuts with AFX’s unsettling acid squelch melded into the jerky vocal patterns from Skepta’s ‘Doin’ It Again’ and finishing up on a high note with that most unexpected of danceable singles, the track which exposed Radiohead’s unashamed electronic genius, the alienation anthem of ‘Idioteque’.

“The reason that I’m not really producing music is because I just think that at the moment, I’d be doing it for the wrong reasons. You shouldn’t make music with the objective of furthering your career as a DJ, or to become famous. Too many people are doing that these days I think. I’ll make music when I feel that I need to do it as a means of expressing myself. I don’t think you could ever call me a heads DJ. It’s always been about the party for me and I think that’s really come through in the mix.”

artist: Jackmaster
title: FABRICLIVE 57
label: Fabric Records, UK.
release: 16.05.11 (USA 21.06.11)

Tracklisting:

1. The Fantastic Aleems – Release Yourself
2. Inner City – Big Fun (Magic Juan Remix)
3. Gregor Salto – Classic Beat Tool
4. Model 500 – Night Drive (Thru-Babylon)
5. Kim English – Nite Life (Retail Club Mix)
6. Anthony Shakir – Plugged In
7. Martyn – Alldayallnight
8. Geiom feat. Terrible Shock – 2 4 6
9. Doug Willis – Dougswana (Audiowhores Beats)
10. Jook 10 – Emotions
11. Larry Heard presents Mr. White – The Sun Can’t Compare
12. Addison Groove – Make Um Bounce
13. SBTRKT & Sinden – Seekwal
14. Splack Pack – Shake That Ass Bitch
15. Mad Mike featuring Davina – Don’t You Want It
16. Sia – Little Man (Wookie Remix)
17. CLS – Can You Feel It? (In House Dub)
18. DJ Deeon – The Freaks
19. The Outlander – Vamp
20. Splack Pack – Scrub Da Ground
21. Underground Resistance – Jupiter Jazz
22. Thomas Bangalter – What To Do
23. Fix – Flash
24. Hudson Mohawke – Fuse
25. Machinedrum – La Bomba
26. DJ Funk – Pussy Ride
27. AFX – VBS.Redlof.B
28. Skepta – Doin’ It Again
29. Radiohead – Idioteque

LAUNCH PARTY

FABRICLIVE, friday 13 MAY
ROOM ONE:
NUMBERS – Jackmaster, Hudson Mohawke, SBTRKT (Live), DJ Funk, Benji B, Nelson
ROOM TWO:
AUTONOMIC – Martyn, Afrika Hi Tek (LIVE), dBridge, Instra:mental, Consequence; Hosted by SP:MC
ROOM THREE:
STONES THROW – J Rocc, James Pants, Alex Chase, Kutmah

Instra:mental Resolution 653 LP Sampler ‘Thomp’ / ‘When I Dip’ [NONPLUS013] (preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on February 18, 2011 by E.N.


Released on March 21st
get a taste of the album on the Resolution 653 sampler 12” (NONPLUS013) with electro x juke style tracks ‘Thomp’ and ‘When I Dip” which have both been savaging dance floors worldwide over the last few months in the sets of DJs such as Loefah, Addison Groove and Benji B amongst others.


Download: Girl Unit -Dollars To Pounds Mix

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

Download: Girl Unit’s Dollars To Pounds Mix for The FADER
1. Jimmy Edgar – Funktion Of Your Love (Instrumental) (Items & Things)
2. Krystal Klear – Tried For Your Love (Hudson Mohawke rework) (All City)
3. Lazer Sword – Batman (Lando Kal remix) (Innovative Leisure)
4. Optimum – DS10 (Unreleased)
5. Instra:Mental – When I Dip (Unreleased)
6. Mr De’ – Detroit Zoo (Instrumental) (Electrofunk)
7. Starkey – Holodeck (Forthcoming Civil Music)
8. Rick Ross ft. EbonyLove – Money Make Me Come Instrumental (Edit) (Slip-N-Slide)
9. Katy B – Lights On (Girl Unit remix)(unreleased)
10. Salva – Blue (Unreleased)
11. Low Deep – Down Like That (Low Deep)
12. Kid D – Swung (Sweet Beetz)
13. Sekta – I Need (Top Billin)
14. Keri Hilson – Slow Dance (Zone 4)
15. The Blessings – Keith Sweats (Nod Navigators)
16. Nivea – Once I’m Gone (Formula)
17. Lunice – Hitmane Anthem (Forthcoming LuckyMe)
18. Cam’ron ft. Jadakiss – Lets Talk About It (Instrumental) (Prod. AraabMUZIK)

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Download:RA.229 Commix

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2010 by E.N.

The drum and bass duo flip the script and provide an hour of house and techno.

House and techno probably aren’t what you expect when you see the word Commix. But George Levings and Guy Brewer have been full of surprises of late, not least of which was the commissioning of a remix album of their massive drum & bass full-length Call to Mind which found Kassem Mosse, Underground Resistance and Marcel Dettmann rubbing shoulders with drum & bass stalwarts Instra:mental and dBridge. As Levings recently put it, “We didn’t want an album that had anything too insular, too samey. We wanted it to tell a journey through different genres of music.”

Download:RA.229 Commix

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Download: FACT mix 190 – Kassem Mosse

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2010 by E.N.

Kassem Mosse frankly blows us away with his FACT mix 190.

The German DJ/producer, real name Gunnar Wendel, has been behind some of the most curious and invigorating house and techno records of the past four years, first coming to our attention with his rugged, syrup-slow contribution to part three of Workshop’s 12″ series. His Aqueous Haze (The World Disappeared Into An) EP followed soon after, and its B-side ’578′ was given a new lease of life this year when Omar-S remixed it and released two versions on his FXHE label.

It’s testament to the Wendel’s versatility and worth as a producer that he’s in not just with the serious heads from Berlin and Detroit, but those from London as well. A Kassem Mosse remix is forthcoming on Joy Orbison’s Doldrums label, and he recently released two tracks, including the grotty beatdown stomper ‘We Speak To Those, on Nonplus Records, the imprint operated by d’n’b emigres Instra:mental and home also to releases by ASC, Skream, dBridge and Actress. Oh, and Mosse has just contributed to the star-studded Commix remix album alongside the likes of Pangaea, Burial and Holland’s 2562.

The Kassem Mosse FACT mix reflects the breadth of Wendel’s production output, but firmly anchors itself in crunchy Detroit fare from Urban Tribe, Andres, Moodymann Theo Parrish and Leron Carson. Put together with a real mastery of groove across different rhythms and tempos, it’s simply one of the most absorbing and addictive FACT mixes we’ve issued all year.


Download:
FACT mix 190 – Kassem Mosse
(Available for three weeks)


Tracklist:

1. System 360 – Ph-optik (lowtec)
2. Theo Parrish – Dance Of The Drunken Drums
3. Appointment – B2
4. Baby Ford – Grand Central
5. Theo Parrish – Dance Of The Drunken Drums
6. Appointment – B2
7. Baby Ford – Grand Central
8. XDB – Anilem
9. Horizontal Ground – Ghosts On Acid
10. System 360 – Real Raw (Marvin Dash & Ty Frazier)
11. Nike.bordom – Substitute
12. Robert Hood – Electric Nigger pt.1
13. Andres – change my mind
14. Walt & Dave – Nupontywalt & dave – nuponty
15. ∆T – after image (the wayfarer dogs line)
16.Urban Tribe – Programm 12
17. Leron Carson – China II
18. Joy Orbison – The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow (Actress’ Neu Haus Slo-Glo Mix)
19. Moodymann – Silence In The Secret Garde
20. Saint Etienne – Heart Failed In The Back Of The Taxi (All Is Not Well For Otto and Ulli) (Bridge & Tunnel mix)

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