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The new MK vocal edit of Storm Queen’s ‘Look Right Through’ will be released later this year on Ministry of Sound/Defected. Joining the party is UK bass don, Lil Silva, who’s delivered a signature bass heavy remix.
The track is the work of Storm Queen aka American DJ/producer, Morgan Geist and former ‘subway singer’, Damon C Scott. Geist is also known as one half of celebrated US house duo, Metro Area. A cult figure with the global electronic music movement, his output has covered disco, house and boogie, with each release displaying a clear affinity with the dancefloor.
Her album, also titled “Born To Die” will be released a week later on Monday January 30th.
“Born To Die” follows Lana’s first single “Video Games” which began its life online in July accompanied by a video created by Lana. Since then “Video Games” has amassed over 8 million hits and on release hit the i-tunes #1 position in 9 countries including the UK, Australia, Holland and France and is currently #1 in Germany. Also a massive critical smash, it has recently been hailed as the #2 track of the year by Q Magazine, with Q Magazine also awarding her the “Best New Thing” award at the Q Awards.
“Born To Die” is a suitably noir follow up to “Video Games” and is coming with an incredible video conceived by Lana and Directed by Yoann Lemoine. A Remix EP will also be released, including mixes from Damon Albarn, Woodkid and Clams Casino.
“Born To Die” the album is a collection of tracks about which Lana says “The songs I’ve written are an homage to true love and a tribute to living life on the wild side.” Album tracks include “Million Dollar Man”, “Off To The Races”, “Blue Jeans” and “Carmen”.
“Born To Die” the single is released on Sunday January 23rd on Polydor Records on download and 7″ vinyl picture disc.
“Born To Die” the album is released on Monday January 30th on Polydor Records on download and CD.
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London producer Lil Silva may be young, but he’s already made a mark on the UK music scene. He’s been championed by Marcus Nasty, his Night Skanker EP on Night Slugs added to the label’s already impressive talent roster, and the guy just keeps pushing forward. His production combines a high-energy take on grime and UK funky with a knowledge of American house that results in some seriously potent tunes. Now, as Lil Silva gets ready to release a new EP, Patience, next month on the freshly minted Good Years label, he’s stepped up and joined the ranks of the XLR8R podcast series. Strap in while Lil Silva blasts through a number of speaker-rattling selections, including several of his own remixes and unreleased productions, along with ear-pleasing tracks from fellow UK bass aficionados DVA, Redlight, MJ Cole, and more.
Download:Lil Silva – XLR8R podcast 172
01 Macabre Unit “It’s All About” (Unreleased)
02 Breach “Fatherless (Doc Daneeka MRR SNRZZ Remix)” (PTN)
03 Kenny Dope presents The Bucketheads “The Bomb (These Sounds Fall into My Mind)” (Positiva)
04 Redlight “Next Hype” (Digital Soundboy)
05 702 “You Don’t Know (acapella)”
06 Bingo Players “When I Dip” (Bingo Players)
07 DJ Gregory “Klappa” (Defected)
08 Lil Silva “Shutter”
09 Yolanda Be Cool “We No Speak Americano (Lil Silva Refix)”
10 DVA “Step 2 Funk” (Hyperdub)
11 Lil Silva “Patience” (Good Years)
12 MJ Cole ft Wiley “The Drop” (Prolific Recordings)
13 Fugative “Bad Girl (Lil Silva Dub)” (Ministry of Sound)
14 Seiji “Weed Killer” (Phonica)
15 Lil Silva “Don’t Mess Around”
16 Macabre Unit “Take Time”
17 DVA feat. Fatima “Just Vybe (Soule:Power Mix)” (Hyperdub)
18 Lil Silva “Risk that Sh**”
19 Redlight “Box of Secrets”
20 Lil Silva “Cheese & Bun”
21 Mark Ronson & the Business INTL. “The Bike Song (Lil Silva Remix)” (Columbia)
Co-founded by Alex Sushon (AKA Bok Bok) and James Connelly (AKA L-Vis 1990), Night Slugs was born out of boredom with London’s club scene. “We wanted to bring on a new era and that is what we were saying from the get go,” said Sushon in RA’s recent Label of the Month feature. It was only a year ago that the party morphed into a label, but since then Sushon and Connelly have hardly stopped to take a breath: Allstars Vol.1 will be Night Slugs’ 13th release, and their first full-length. The collection looks back on a year of releases while also hinting at what’s to come, with singles by core artists, such as Lil Silva’s “Seasons” or Girl Unit’s “Wut,” along with unreleased material by newcomers like Jacques Green and Optimum (the latter of whom recently launched a label with Ikonika). It will be available on CD and via digital download.
01. Mosca – Square One VIP
02. Lil Silva – Golds 2 Get
03. Girl Unit – IRL (Bok Bok Remix)
04. Kingdom – Bust Broke
05. L-Vis 1990 & T. Williams – Stand Up
06. Jam City – Arpjam
07. Lil Silva – Seasons
08. Egyptrixx – Liberation Front
09. Bok Bok & Cubic Zirconia – Reclash Dub
10. Optimum – Broken Embrace
11. Jacques Greene – (Baby I Don’t Know) What You Want
12. Velour – Booty Slammer
13. Girl Unit – Wut
Night Slugs will release Night Slugs Allstars Vol.1 on November 29th, 2010.
Night Slugs MixThis month’s label showcase comes courtesy of L-Vis 1990, one-half of the team behind Night Slugs. Over the course of three-quarters of an hour, he takes us through the neon-lit world of the label.
Download: RA Label of the Month 1011 Mix: Night Slugs Mix (right click + save target as)
Filesize: 64.7 MB
Girl Unit – Shade On
L-Vis 1990 – Forever You Dub
Egyptrixx – Liberation Front
Mosca – Square One VIP
Kingdom – Bust Broke
Girl Unit – IRL (Bok Bok Remix)
Jam City – Magic Drops
Lil Silva – Golds 2 Get
L-Vis 1990 – Reprise
Jam City – Arpjam
Velour – The Scent of Romance
Jacques Greene – (Baby I Don’t Know) What You Want
Optimum – Broken Embrace
Girl Unit – Wut
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Many of Soul Jazz’s compilations aim to survey a local scene or musical movement, and they’ve always had a soft spot for bass music from the UK; their Box of Dub series helped chart dubstep’s ascent from 2007 on, and just last month they released Future Bass, a collection of genre-bending tunes by artists like Four Tet and Ramadanman. With Riddim Box, they turn their lens on what The Guardian has called “probably the most exciting development in UK music since garage became grime.” The compilation gives the broad strokes of funky’s history so far, showcasing anthems by genre innovators like Altered Natives, NB Funky and MJ Cole. A few cross-over tracks are included as well, such as Kode9′s “Black Sun” and Radio Slave’s remix of “Blaze n’ Cook” by Stereotyp and Al Haca.
01. Altered Natives – Rass Out
02. MJ Cole – Volcano Riddim
03. NB Funky – Riddim Box
04. Tubby T – Ready She Ready (Seiji Remix)
05. Sunship feat. Warrior Queen – Almighty Father (Solid Groove Underground Souljah Mix)
06. Zumen Feat. Leafnuts and Aaron Phiri – Rolexx
07. Hard House Banton – Sirens
08. Ghosts On Tape – Predator Mode (Roska Remix)
09. Donae’o – African Warrior (Instrumental)
01. Stereotyp Meets Al Haca – Blaze N’ Cook (Radio Slave remix)
02. Kode9 – Black Sun
03. Lil Silva – Pulse vs. Flex
04. LV Feat. Rubi Dan and Errol Bellot – Crossfire
05. Omar and Zed Bias – Dancing (Instrumental)
06. D-Malice – Gabryelle (Refix)
07. Grievous Angel – Move Down Low (Dubplate Mix)
08. DVA – Natty
09. Shystie – Pull It (Ill Blu Remix Instrumental)
10. Crazy Cousinz – Attract
Soul Jazz will release Riddim Box: Excursions In The UK Funky Underground on November 8th, 2010.
Of all the figures in the post-dubstep diaspora, few have been as instrumental as Bok Bok. As most readers of XLR8R probably know, the London-based producer/DJ is also the co-founder of the Night Slugs imprint, which has quickly established itself at the top of the heap when it comes to the forward-thinking house and bass music that continues to spring forth from the UK’s long-running hardcore continuum. His place in the canon of UK dance music aside, it’s worth mentioning that Bok Bok (a.k.a. Alex Sushon) is also a highly skilled DJ who is just as likely to pull out a classic house or grime tune as he is a futuristic dubplate. As such, we’ve been hounding him for the past year to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast, and he’s come through in fine style, littering his mix with unheard gems from Night Slugs brethren (Girl Unit, Jam City, Optimum), fellow UK heavy hitters (Geeneus, Ikonika, Untold, Terror Danjah), and a few unexpected jams that still go down smooth—after all, it’s hard to argue with kwaito, Dam-Funk, or Azari & III in any mix.
Download: Bok Bok-XLR8R Podcast 165
01 DJ Gazzeto “Cruel 22″
02 Egyptrixx “Liberation Front” (Night Slugs)
03 FaltyDL “St. Marks (Cosmin TRG Remix)” (Rush Hour)
04 Royal P “Between Us”
05 S-X x Ramadanman “Woo Glut”
06 Jam City “Magic Drops” (Night Slugs)
07 Geeneus “Unknown”
08 Untold “Come Follow We”
09 Lil Silva “Patience”
10 Ikonika “Sea Synth” (Hum & Buzz)
11 Fis-T x Wookie “Down On My Night Hunter (Martelo Edit)”
12 D1 “ET”
13 Girl Unit “IRL (Bok Bok Remix)” (Night Slugs)
14 Terror Danjah “Minimal Dub” (Hyperdub)
15 Jam City “Aqua Box” (Night Slugs)
16 Optimum “Broken Embrace” (Night Slugs)
17 Slimzee vs. Geeneus “Log Off” (Dumpvalve)
18 Azari & III “Indigo Dub” (Turbo)
19 Cubic Zirconia feat. Dam-Funk “I Got What You Need” (Lucky Me)
This Friday’s mix comes courtesy of the more-than-able fingers of Bedford, UK’s Lil Silva.
Download: FACT mix 163 – Lil Silva
(Available for three weeks)
DJ Sckode – Untitled
Scratcha DVA – Ganja
Lil Silva – Step It Up
Champion – Lighter
Lil Silva – Night Skanker
D’onaeo – I’m Fly
Lil Silva – Untitled (exclusive)
FunkyStepz – Loca Moca
Lil Silva – Assault
Geeneus feat. Katy B – Good Life
Lil Silva – Untitled (exclusive)
Karizma – ???
Lil Silva – A Million
Fedde le Grand – Oh Yeah
Lil Silva – Funky Flex (C.R.S.T. remix)
Major Lazer – Pon de Floor