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An electro blender set to 11 that is similar to surfing on an analog synthesiser through an electronic tidal wave with a party-fuelled jet pack strapped to your back.
Playing drums and guitar at an early age meant that Beetnik’s, born Nicky Low, musical tastes were firmly in the rock spectrum, until a visit to Ibiza as a fresh-faced 17-year-old.
The island was a home away from home that allowed Nicky to sample a wide range of music, including house, electro, techno, hard dance and chill-out.
Being in Ibiza, for months at a time, gave the budding producer the chance to soak up the sounds from the world’s best DJs, in the world’s greatest clubs, and gave him an intrinsic knowledge of what works on a dancefloor.
An accomplished DJ himself, Nicky has been DJing in and around Glasgow for about 4 years and more recently, the twisted electro sounds of people like Boys Noize, SebastiAn, Soulwax, Tiga, Justice and Digitalism caught his imagination.
Leading him to create his so-called ”twisted underground electro sound” under the Beetnik moniker, that became popular on various forums, and ink a deal with New York City-based record label ModyWorks in early 2009.
His second release for the ModyWorks label, a 4-track EP titled Sound, is coming out next month. In the meantime here is the link to his Hoodlum single on BEATPORT.
Download:Beetnik – Canned Heat (mixtape)
01 Jamiroquai – Canned Heat
02 Autokratz – A-Train
03 Drop The Lime – Sex Sax
04 Aman Ellis – Dawn On The Red Planet (Beetnik Remix)
05 Boys Noize – Yeah
06 Chemical Brothers – Swoon (Boys Noize Remix)
07 Justice – Civilisation
08 Beetnik – Verona
09 Daft Punk – Derezzed
10 LCD Soundsystem – You Wanted A Hit (Soulwax Remix)
11 Magnetic Man – I Need Air
12 Punks Jump Up – Blockhead (Hey Today! Re-BlockeD Mix)
13 Congorock – Babylon (Dub)
14 Mustard Pimp – Money Shot (Modek Remix)
15 Herbie Hancock – Hang Up Your Hang Ups (Les Petit Pilous Remix)
/ Wolfmother – New Moon Rising [acapella]
16 Breakage – Fighting Fire
17 Ado! – Belter Drive
18 Beat & Bang – Hunger (Zombies ate Ado’s lunch…gutted mix)
19 The Ex-Men – Use My Brain (Beetnik Remix)
20 RipTide – What You Want
21 Hey Today! – Strange
22 Beetnik – Gallus In Wonderland
23 DJ Antention – Rapid Fire (Redial Remix)
24 Noisia – Machine Gun (DJ Edit)
25 501 – Echo In My Head
26 Chase & Status – Time (RuN RiOT Remix)
27 Chase & Status – Hypest Hype
28 Nero – Me & You
Field Day announce new artists & exclusive performances( Four Tet vs James Holden back to back set)+Carl Craig presents 69Posted in News with tags Benga, Benga and Youngman, Carl Craig, Carl Craig Presents 69, Electrelane, Erol Alkan, James Blake, Jamie xx, John Cale, Kieran Hebden, Magnetic Man, The Horrors, Tortoise, Villagers, Wild Beasts on April 6, 2011 by E.N.
New artists and exclusive performances announced for East London spectacular
Villagers, Benga and Youngman, Kieran Hebden, Erol Alkan, Carl Craig Presents 69 (exclusive) and more join Wild Beasts, The Horrors, Tortoise, John Cale, Jamie XX, James Blake, Electrelane and many other artists
Partnership with Australia’s Laneway Festival confirmed
Villagers / Erol Alkan / Benga / Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet back to back set with James Holden (exclusive) / Carl Craig presents 69 (festival exclusive) / Creep / Baio (Vampire Weekend) / Born Ruffians / Cloud Control / Junip / 2:54
Field Day is ecstatic to reveal further names for what is shaping to be the most exhilarating music festival of the summer. After the sun drenched success of last year’s show, Field Day’s promoters vowed to up the musical ante yet again for this year’s event and the world’s most sonically adventurous artists have signed up to perform. Having already announced a plethora of artists including Wild Beasts, Tortoise, John Cale, Jamie XX, James Blake and Warpaint, the next wave are set to push musical limits to the boundaries
Villagers released one of the stand out albums of 2010 and they perform tracks from it at Field Day. Conor O’Brien’s enchanting melodies and darkly poetic lyrics are given greater intensity in the electric intimacy of his live performances and Villagers bring depth, sincerity and beauty in abundance to Victoria Park.
Field Day are thrilled to announce an exclusive performance from Detroit house music pioneer and dance music legend Carl Craig who as part of his 20 years of Planet E imprint will be performing a set of his 69 material live. This is a UK exclusive and the set is being performed in four cities worldwide this year. Expect sublime tracks like ‘Desire’, the frenetic ‘Jam The Box’ or the contents of 4 Jazz Funk Classics staged in front of a retina popping stage show.
One third of dub step super group, Magnetic Man, Benga is the toast of the genre is set to drop some shuddering, bass heavy gems on the east London massive alongside cohort Youngman. Field Day welcomes back Erol Alkan for a party set of energetic, trashy disco blended with electro beats, new romantic rhythms and the spirit of 70′s punk, 80′s rock and 90′s house.
Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet) and James Holden have decided to unleash some serious sonic wizardry on Field Day by playing an exclusive back to back set. Kieran’s glorious, abstract sets incorporate elements of hip hop, electronica, techno, jazz and folk whilst James Holden’s adventurous, progressive electronic sounds have marked him out as the leading British techno sorcerer and psychadelic shamen. Expect much musical merriment.
Ultra hip Brooklyn duo Creep are garnering much acclaim at the moment having just released a single featuring guest vocals from the xx’s Romy Madley-Croft whilst there is a rare chance to get up close and personal with Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio, who will be performing one of his infamous DJ sets.
Warp Record’s Canadian indie kids Born Ruffians bring much uplifting exuberance whilst hotly tipped Cloud Control are recent winners of the Australian Music Prize, the antipodean equivalent of the Mercury Music Prize. Swedish band Junip boast Jose Gonzales amongst their number and make a welcome return to the live music scene after a five year hiatus and female duo 2:54 showcase their melancholic, sepia tinged desert rock
Field Day are delighted to announce a partnership with Australia’s most credible music festival Laneway. Field Day promoted a stage at Laneway in January 2011 and was keen to reciprocate by inviting Laneway to do the same in August.
Danny Rogers, co-promoter of the Laneway Festival says: “Field Day London and the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival have much in common and pride themselves on being leaders in presenting the highest calibre acts to their respective markets, often before they’ve broken. We are proud that we are committed to the same goals, ethos and ideals as such an awesome festival like Field Day and are ecstatic to be a part of something that is doing truly great things”
Field Day promoter Tom Baker comments, “I am super excited about Field Day now, the line up is so, so good I can’t really believe it. I don’t know what I am going to do on the day, there are just too many good acts to see and some exclusives like the Kieran Hebden back to back set with James Holden and Carl Craig presents 69 just can’t be missed”.
With more artists to be announced as well as details of the Village Mentality area Field Day raises the bar once again in its quest to bring you the very best in sonic entertainment.
Current Artists Confirmed
2:54 / About Group / Actress / Anika / Anna Calvi / Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti / Benga & Youngman / Baio (Vampire Weekend) / Bloggers Delight DJ’s / Born Ruffians / Carl Craig presents 69 / Casper C / Chad Valley / Chimes / Clock Opera / Cloud Control / CocknBullKid / Connan Mockasin / Creep / Ducktails / Eat Your Own Ears DJ’s / Electrelane / Erol Alkan / Factory Floor / Farnborough Concert Band of the Royal British Legion / Faust / Givers / Glasser / Gruff Rhys / Huw Stephens / Hype Williams / James Blake / Jamie Woon / Jamie XX / John Cale / Junip / Kieran Hebden B2B James Holden / Konono No.1 / L-Vis 1990 / Mark Kozelek / Martin Creed / Matthew Dear / Michael Mayer / Mount Kimbie / Omar Souleyman / Oneohtrix Point Never / Pearson Sound / Prizes / Roska / SBTRKT / Spectrals / Sun Ra Arkestra / The Coral / The History of Apple Pie / The Horrors / Tribes / Trophy Wife / Twin Shadow / Villagers / Warpaint / Wild Beasts / Willy Mason / Zola Jesus
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Skream, Benga and Artwork (collectively Magnetic Man) perform ‘Perfect Stranger’ with vocals from Katy B at our Maida Vegas studios.Magnetic Man 1st ever live session + string quartet
“Dubstep’s first supergroup” Magnetic Man will release their debut album, also titled Magnetic Man, this October 11.
This much, you probably already knew. Today though, the team of Skream, Benga and Artwork have announced the release of a second single from it, following this summer’s festival smash ‘I Need Air’.
‘Perfect Stranger’, featuring UK up-and-comer Katy B on vocals, will be released on October 4, and to get people in the mood, the group have given away remixes by Autonomic drum’n’bass kingpin dBridge and Benga himself.
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Also check at BBC Are Magnetic Man dubstep’s first supergroup?
25 James Blake
From: United Kingdom.
NME said: “He’s recently started putting his classical voice training to use, creating a stunning selection of minimal compositions with his maudlin voice slicing through blanketing sub-bass ‘pooms’.”
Essential Track: ‘Air And Lack Thereof’.
20 Katy B
NME said: “A Brit School graduate who has sung guest vocals with Magnetic Man, Katy B is London’s premier (only?) dubstep-influenced singer-songwriter.
Essential Track: ‘Katy On A Mission’
19 Mount Kimbie
NME said: “Where post rock meets post dub step and seraphim weep.”
Essential Track: ‘Would Know’.
18 Diamond Rings
NME said: “John O’Regan moves and shrugs like the coyest girl at secondary school, but sings like Ian McCulloch. He’s got Presence.”
Essential Track: ‘Wait And See’.
17 The Middle East
From: Queensland, Australia.
NME said: “Touted by Marcus Mumford as the most inspiring new band around.”
Essential Track: ‘The Darkest Side’.
From: New York.
NME said: “This boyfriend-girlfriend duo are forging a wholesome-but-haunting new lo-fi pop territory, buoyed by 60s melodies, bodged bleary production sonics, and the liberal use of glockenspiels.”
Essential Track: ‘Oh My God’.
15 Summer Camp
NME said: “They trade in joyous nostalgia carried by fleeting synths and Elizabeth Sankey’s heartfelt vocal. Superb.”
Essential Track: ‘Ghost Train’
NME said: “Thunderously melodic and machine-tooled.”
Essential Track: ‘Wonderful Life’.
NME said: “A UK rap talent the nation can be proud to call its own.”
Essential Track: ‘Look What The Cat Dragged In’.
12 Zola Jesus
From: Los Angeles.
NME said: “The coolest goth in yonks.”
Essential Track: ‘Night’.
11 Egyptian Hip Hop
NME said: “EHH are the first prime example of the potentially genre-free brilliance of a new generation utterly spoilt for choice by new media’s relentless splurge.”
Essential Track: ‘Wild Human Child’.
From: Los Angeles.
NME said: “Think a cross between National Lampoon’s European vacation, Summer Lovers and your favourite Yankee mall rat flick from the John Major years.”
Essential Track: ‘Colours’.
NME said: “This music is nestling up to the true connoisseur’s canon of early 90′s US indie.”
Essential Track: ‘Automatic’.
8 Magnetic Man
NME said: “Dubstep’s crossover moment has arrived.”
Essential Track: ‘I Need Air’.
7 Darwin Deez
From: New York.
NME said: “The most likeable hipster in the world”.
Essential Track: ‘Radar Detector’.
6 Marina & The Diamonds
NME said: “Dark, questioning themes seem to be Marina’s speciality, and when delivered in her distinctive tremulous tones, they carry a weight that other chart-friendly acts would find hard to bear.”
Essential Track: ‘The Outsider’.
5 The Smith Westerns
NME said: “Their debut album is a raucous, uninhibited romp of a record that is run through with the energy of youthful abandon and bored callous rebellion.”
Essential Track: ‘Be My Girl’
4 Sleigh Bells
NME said: “Instinct-guided and gut clever, Sleigh Bells are a simple band, delivering simple potent pleasure.”
Essential Track: ‘Crown On The Ground’.
3 Wu Lyf
NME said: “Confrontational, bruised and battle-scarred drone-pop.”
Essential Track: ‘Heavy Pop’.
2 The Drums +free download
From: Brooklyn, New York.
NME said: “So flawless you almost feel embarrassed for everyone else.”
Essential Track: ‘Let’s Go Surfing’.
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1 Best Coast
From: Los Angeles.
NME said: “Cat-obsessed stoners reviving slacker for a new generation.”
Essential Track: ‘When I’m With You’.
More at NME
SKREAM + BENGA + ARTWORK = MAGNETIC MAN
Perfect Stranger feat. Katy B. Magnetic Man first album soon come..
Sounds very catchy, drum n bass meets dubstep,just like i need air- mainstream hit!
Also check at Extra Music New
Magnetic Man – I Need Air (video+preview remixes)
Katy B – Katy On A Mission (produced by Benga)(Rinse) (Official Video)
I Need Air is now available on iTunes for preorder http://bit.ly/amzHGV
OFFICIAL VIDEO WILL BE UNVEILED 12 JULY
Introducing the Making Of for the video to Skream’s “Listenin’ To The Records On My Wall”
Skream – Where You Should Be (feat. Sam Frank)