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Download:Muthoni The Drummer Queen – Mikono Kwenye Hewa (Floris Jonker Remix) + AfricaUnsi​gned launch

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2011 by E.N.

Mikono Kwenye Hewa gained Muthoni an MTV Africa Award nomination last year, and she releases her crowdfunded EP on Africa Unsigned soon. Floris Jonker is one of the producers on the EP and he made this remix of her hit song Mikono Kwenye Hewa as a teaser of what to expect from the EP.

Download:Muthoni The Drummer Queen – Mikono Kwenye Hewa (Floris Jonker Remix) is a website where UK based African artists can now be considered for “crowd funding” by their fans to help develop their careers, with the website also open to European fans and artists alike, bringing new level of exposure by helping unsigned African artists record music funded by fans. The panel includes Damon Albarn, Tony Allen and more.
They’re teaming up with Lake Of Stars festival for an event at London’s Rich Mix, details here

Download:Aeroplane vs. Friendly Fires vs. Giselle (Flight Facilities Edit)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2011 by E.N.

Download:Aeroplane vs. Friendly Fires vs. Giselle (Flight Facilities Edit)

Australia’s Flight Facilities embark on a European tour with stopovers in Denmark, Sweden, England, Portugal, Georgia, Spain, Bulgaria, Switzerland and Italy.

Flight Facilities capped off 2010 with a Kitsune Maison milestone 10th compilation, an SMAC Award nomination for Best Song of 2010 and finished in the top 20 of Australia’s biggest radio poll, Triple Js Hottest 100. Flight Facilities’ tracks also appeared on Ministry Of Sound compilations and the highly regarded Hotel Costes series.

As well as their original productions they have remixed Cut Copy, Foals, The C90s, James Curd, Bag Raiders, Sneaky Sound System, The Lowbrows and Holy Ghost.

Quickly stepping into the touring DJ role with almost 50 sets in 6 months ranging from intimate 200 person nightclubs to 15,000 person crowds, Flight Facilities’ journey has carried them on tours across Europe and Japan and numerous festival slots.

They’ve also seen blessings via Aeroplane’s amalgamation of Friendly Fires and Flight Facilities featuring Giselle, a Moopjaw directed music video featuring a transgender model and Karen O’s costume designer Christian Joy and won praise from celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.

Tour dates:
31st March, Copenhagen, Denmark
1st April, Aarhus, Denmark
2nd April, London – Ministry Of Sound
3rd April Parachute Club, Tiblisi (Georgia)
7th April, Milano – Rocket
8th April, Sofia, Bulgaria, DJ Mag Party
9th April, Bern – Club Bonsoir
14th April, Lisbon – Panic
15th April, Barcelona – Razzmatazz
16th April, Mollorca – Cassette
21st April, London – Koko
22nd April, Stockholm – Debaser
23rd April, Malmo – Debaser with Friendly Fires (Live)
24th April, Bressen / Bressanone – Club Max with Punks Jump Up

Midlake ‘Late Night Tales’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on March 2, 2011 by E.N.

Midlake ‘Late Night Tales’ (Late Night Tales)
[Mix Album - Indie/Folk/Rock]

Journeying across the plains of North America, the wilds of the British Isles and fleeting visits to Holland and Iceland, Midlake’s Late Night Tales is a voyage through all that mesmerises and enchants. Incorporating tracks from the likes of deeply seductive vocalist Scott Walker to Bjork (a frequent among the Late Night Tales compilations) Midlake’s instalment certainly does not disappoint.

Memory9 feat. Juakali – Mission EP(Stream ,released 17th January)+(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2011 by E.N.

Milan’s prodigious bleep freak Memory9 is back with ‘Mission’, his new single on Skanky Panky Records, complete with remixes from Ninja Tunes veteran King Cannibal, glitch hop champion Mochipet and UK Funky scenesters SPR All-Stars. ‘Mission’ is a crushing piece of ragga-tronica, with slamming drum hits colliding with brooding basslines and distorted lead hooks. Juakali brings his positive and unique vocal styles to the track, culminating in a huge anthemic chorus.
Memory9 a.k.a. Gadi Sassoon is a Milan-based producer who combines a virtuosic control of live electronics with organic musicianship to create truly intriguing music, influenced by the sounds of Modeselektor, Aphex Twin and Squarepusher as well as jazz and punk rock.
A largely self-taught musician, Sassoon started performing at the age of 15 in the Italian underground and shortly after achieved a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music on the grounds of his outstanding talent. The years that followed were spent performing many memorable shows across North America and Europe, eventually landing him in London, where he started playing regularly at clubs and festivals. A residency with Soundcrash established his reputation as a high-calibre performer through his unique setups – from solo work with peculiar machines and homemade software to a full live setup with two drum kits, live electronics and guitar.

On the remix front, the King Cannibal take on Memory9’s original is a floor shattering affair, stripping back the layers leaving huge drums that pin down cavernous bass and lead lines. The King has just dropped one of the biggest mixtapes of the year, and the “Way of the Ninja” compilation is currently up for a prestigious DJ magazine “Best of British” award.

Direct from California, Mochipet’s interpretation is a stripped down affair leaving Juakali’s vocals at the forefront accompanied by P-Funk synth licks and epic arpeggiated chorus. Wrapping things up nicely on a UK Funky flex is the SPR All-Stars remix, where a tightly syncopated kuduru beat and growling bass synths switching between half-time swagger and full pace keep things moving.

Stream EP at Soundcloud HERE

RackNRuin – Spitting Feathers EP

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

Fresh from the success of the Animate EP (Cheap Thrills), Kill Light (aka Richard Day & Tom Vella) debut on the hot new Black Butter Records with the Spitting Feathers EP. ‘Daydream’ has a future garage vibe, setting soulful female vocals against a driving bass riff and some brilliant drum programming. Remix duites come from Mad Decent’s Savage Skulls, MAD Records favourites, Beware & Motorpitch and Wearhouse Music label boss Lee Mortimer, all bringing their own special something to the mix…

‘Spitting Feathers’ comes in two parts: Pt. 1 has a playful UK funky feel, mixing organic tropical drums and vocals with intricate layers of bleeps and beeps whilst Pt 2. with it’s epic 808 state esq breakdown of pads and saxes sounds fresher than ever set in the context of a hard hitting 2 step break.

“Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space” OUT NOW – free MP3, radio and video interviews(spin tv,bbc radio 1)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2010 by E.N.


“As a meeting of old and new techniques it makes for a brilliant document” IDJ
“Tectonic have successfully bridged the gap between one of the world’s fastest growing dance musics and its stylistic progenitor” Resident Advisor

Scientist vs. King Midas Sound ‘U Dub Part 1′ free track download via XLR8R.
Scientist Gilles Peterson BBC Radio 1 interview.

Spine TV interview

for more go here

Late Night Tales – Groove Armada/Jamiroquai/Belle & Sebastian Editions Available Digitally For The First Time

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

Groove Armada/Jamiroquai/Belle & Sebastian Editions Available Digitally For The First Time

As Late Night Tales prepares to announce exciting new editions for its 10th anniversary in 2011, three of the most memorable from the 23 title strong series have been remastered and made available digitally for the first time.

Groove Armada

 In their second shot at coining the perfect LNT mix, Groove Armada’s milestone 20th edition is much more than just a collection of songs. Many of the tracks have been painstakingly reedited and re-sequenced to create a seamless mix that flows smoothly despite the eclectic selection. “High quality grooves” – Resident Advisor

The all star, funk fueled Jamiroquai edition was originally released way back in 2003 and fast became one of the biggest selling titles in the series. A fluid journey through the twilight hours, its an excellent insight into Jamiroquai’s musical inspirations.
“The Rolls Royce of compilations” – GQ

Belle & Sebastian
Never tied to any scene in the first place, Belle & Sebastian seem to have developed as a band that can draw influences from just about anywhere. Pure pop, ‘60s psyche, ‘70s rock, West Coast harmonies, beat groups, folk balladeering, punk, indie, girl groups and bossanova are just a few of the slants to crop up within the Belles’ own work and on their fresh, varied and effortlessly hip take on Late Night Tales.
“Pure genius” – NME

About The Series
The Late Night Tales series was established way back with Fila Brazilia mixing up the first of what would continue to be the choice of music connoisseurs worldwide.

The idea was to let the world’s best artists delve deep into their collections to create the ultimate late night collection.

Since its conception, we’ve seen the likes of Groove Armada, The Flaming Lips, Four Tet, Belle & Sebastian, Air and many more step up to produce their own individual take on the concept.

The series continues to dazzle with albums from Snow Patrol, Arctic Monkeys, Cinematic Orchestra, Nouvelle Vague and Fatboy Slim, all exploring vastly different styles but all delivering a perfect musical package.

Not only is it a collection of the artist’s favourite tracks and inspirations, there’s also a special, and exclusive might we add, cover version included. This is the chance for our compilers to tackle a hidden gem or pay tribute to an idol by creating something totally new and exciting.

And as if all this wasn’t enough, each mix is put to sleep with a special Late Night spoken word story, taking in the likes of David Shrigley, Bootsy Collins, Brian Blessed and more recently Will Self. | |

Kris Needs pres. ‘Dirty Water: The Birth Of Punk Attitude’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2010 by E.N.

Released 6th December 2010

Legendary journalist and DJ Kris Needs compiles ‘Dirty Water: The Birth Of Punk Attitude’ – a radical look at the essence of punk music and the attitude behind it. With tracks sourced from ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll and ‘60s counter-culture through to the mainstream explosion in ’77; this collection reveals Kris’ profound knowledge and passion for proper punk attitude. Although featuring names without whom no such compilation should be without, the set also highlights less likely candidates through their influence, attitude or sheer courage in the face of adversity; mavericks and rebels shooting for the stars and going against the grain.

Starting with two quintessential garage-punk bands – The Standells (whose ‘Dirty Water’ provides the snotty title track) and Seeds (covered by Needs’ own long-forgotten band 35 years ago) – Kris’s lifelong New York obsession is covered with the untouchable New York Dolls, senses-shattering electronic punks Suicide plus two of their influences in Silver Apples and vocal group The Silhouettes, and Ramones influencing The Dictators.

The album approaches the punk spirit as a way of making music or conveying a message by any means necessary which makes the 1970 hip hop template of Harlem’s Last Poets also makes them prime candidates along with David Peel and the Lower East Side delivering their stoner street anthems in Washington Square Park. The Deviants were at the forefront of UK’s ‘67 counter-cultural revolution, leading to ‘70s UK proto-punk is represented by Jook, Third World War and The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. The rarest tune (on CD for first time) on this compilation is the Hollywood Brats’ storming treatment of the Kinks’ ‘I Need You’.

Kris found himself reaching back into his own adolescence, hence the inclusions of Mott The Hoople, Dr Feelgood’s Peter Hammill in the Rikki Nadir incarnation, Germany’s inestimably-influential Can, T. Rex when Bolan went electric and Detroit’s incendiary MC5. The Motor City is also represented here by The Stooges, MC5 sister band Up and brilliant but overlooked black punk trio Death. Sun Ra was a profound influence on the MC5 but he’s here for his star-sailing individuality and DIY spirit of his indie-pioneering Saturn label.

The album also casts its net around the rest of America with seminal Midwest outfits Red Krayola and Rocket From The Tombs, San Francisco’s fabulous Flamin’ Groovies, unique L.A. aliens Zolar X and The Monks (American G.I.s stationed in Germany). It all ends quite perfectly in 1977 with the timeless roots prophecy of Culture’sTwo Sevens Clash’, highlighting reggae’s towering presence in all this.

Kris Needs has been a writer and DJ for 40 years, finding himself at the forefront of several major cultural movements, while eternally inspired by his late friend John Peel regarding  lacking control over his emotions when encountering any strain of great music. From being blown away by, then running the fan club for Mott The Hoople, Kris has fought for passion and honesty in music, whatever the name, but in the 70s found himself on the front line of the punk revolution while editing original fanzine Zigzag, touring with and befriending many major players. The set will be accompanied by extensive liner notes from Needs, who has also written books on The Clash, Primal Scream, Keith Richards, the New York Dolls and his own autobiography, currently being rewritten for publication in 2011.


Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2010 by E.N.


Released 29th November 2010

‘TSOL’ is the third album from Vancouver based MC Shad, released on Black Box/Decon. Widely hyped in the US and Canada, including a nomination for the Polaris Music Prize, the album sees Shad at the top of his game; combining a strong lyrical flow with beats that reveal influences from a wide range of genres.

An initial listen to ‘TSOL’ will immediately lead one to believe that it’s an immense hip-hop achievement – but such sentiments merely scratch the surface. The album is a self-effacing commitment to the art of rhyme, as evidenced on the soulful singles ‘Rose Garden’ and ‘Yaa I Get It’. The release also features input from some of Canada’s most talented, notable musicians – Brendan Canning and Lisa Lobsinger of indie-rock mega-conglomerate Broken Social Scene lend vocals and instruments to ‘Lucky 1’s’, whilst Canadian hip-hop staple Classified offers up a brash slab of a beat on ‘A Good Name’.

The son of Rwandan immigrants, Shad invested time into his craft while growing up in London. It was during these formative years that he immersed himself in hip-hop culture, awestruck by the music of true-school graduates like Common, Rass Kass and Outkast. Reared on these dynamic sounds, whilst diligently pursuing an education, his character is an even-keeled amalgam of these influences, glaringly manifested on the introspective, multi-faceted ‘TSOL’.  

When 2007’s ‘The Old Prince’ was released on Black Box Recordings, critics immediately added Shad into a group of the most well regarded MCs in North America. The album went on to be nominated for Rap Recording of the Year in the prestigious Juno Awards, and it is only a matter of time before Shad is as revered in the UK as he is in the US.

Look out for the new single ‘Rose Garden’ out on the 25th October 2010.

One of the most gifted lyricists –foreign or domestic” – RCRD LBL | |

‘Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space’ UK Tour kicks off this week + free download

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

You can download a track from the album via our friends at XLR8R here

Tickets are available for the Fabric date this Thursday here


18TH – 25TH NOVEMBER 2010


The legendary dub originator Scientist lands in the UK to celebrate the release of new Tectonic album ‘Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space’. The seven date tour kicks off at Fabric, London on the 18th November before visiting Dublin, Bournemouth, Glasgow, Nottingham, Brighton and Bristol – teaming up with Red Bull Music Academy in London, Glasgow and Brighton.

On this tour Scientist will be live dub mixing renowned reggae group The Upsetters, who were originally Lee Scratch Perry’s house band before going on to form the nucleus of The Wailers. Completing this very special line up is Tectonic boss Pinch and fellow dubstep luminaries Mala, Loefah, and Pokes.

Tectonic’s most ambitious project to date, ‘Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space’ sees legendary dub engineer Scientist version 12 exclusive and unreleased dubstep rhythms from the scene’s top producers including Kode 9, Shackleton, Pinch and Mala. It’s a vital and unprecedented move for dubstep; one year in the making, uniting roots and futurism in visionary style. In archetypal style, Scientist puts decades of tactile, hands-on experience to work, deftly transforming the killer originals into living, breathing dub music with his most sacred of black arts.

Hopeton Brown aka Scientist is one of Jamaica’s most revered dub engineers. His career behind the mixing desk began in the mid ’70s at King Tubby’s Dromilly Road studios in Kingston earned him the “Scientist” tag in a legendary conversation between Bunny Lee and King Tubby. By the early ’80s he was working at Tuff Gong studios and it was during this period that he created his seminal series of albums for Greensleeves including ‘Scientist Rids The World Of The Curse Of The Evil Vampires‘ and ‘Scientist Wins The World Cup‘. In the tradition of Lee “Scratch” Perry, King Tubby, and Prince Jammy, Scientist developed a distinct and unmistakable style, manipulating reverb, delay and filters to create transient sonic dimensions which places him as one of the most distinguished dub engineers alive today.

With the advent of dubstep in the early ’00s and its subsequent entry to international consciousness, Scientist’s influence has never been more pertinent. From its genesis in sweaty, bass-loaded backroom sessions of South and East London to mainstream chart status, dubstep has come to define the cutting edge of dance music while still adhering to the deeply rooted principles of bass and space laid out by the original dub auteurs.

Label boss Pinch says “This project has taken over a year to put together from its conception late last summer. The final results are worth every minute of effort that’s gone into this – this is definitely my proudest moment for Tectonic to date. The influence of dub swings round full circle!”

Thursday 18th November
Tectonic & Red Bull Music Academy presents Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outerspace
Venue: Fabric, 77A Charterhouse St, London, EC1M 6HJ
Info: 020 7336 8898
Live: Scientist Vs The Upsetters
DJs: Pinch, Mala, Loefah, Pokes
Tickets: £12.50 from
Doors: 9pm

Friday 19th November
MUD: Reach 4th Birthday – Tectonic presents Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outerspace Venue: Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey St, 1, Ireland
Info: +353 1 873 4038
DJs: Scientist, Pinch, Mala, Pokes
Tickets: €15.00 from 
Doors: 10pm

Saturday 20th November
Tectonic presents Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outerspace
Venue: The Old Firestation, 36 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8AD
Info: 020 7336 8898
DJs: Scientist, Pinch, Mala, Pokes
Tickets: £7.00 from
Doors: 10pm

Sunday 21st November
Tectonic & Red Bull Music Academy presents Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outerspace
Venue: Stereo, 20-28 Renfield Lane, Glasgow, G2 6PH
Info: 0141 222 2254
Live: Scientist Vs The Upsetters
DJs: Pinch, Loefah, Pokes, Electric Eliminators
Tickets: £14.00 from
Doors: 9pm

Tuesday 23rd November
Tectonic presents Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outerspace
Venue: Rescue Rooms, 25 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LB
Info: 0871 310 0000
Live: Scientist Vs The Upsetters
DJs: Pinch, Mala, Loefah, Pokes
Tickets: £15.00 from
Doors: 7pm

Wednesday 24th November
Tectonic & Red Bull Music Academy presents Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outerspace
Venue: Concorde 2, 18 Margaret St, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TS
Info: 01273 673 311
Live: Scientist Vs The Upsetters
DJs: Pinch, Mala, Pokes
Tickets: £8.00 from
Doors: 8pm

Thursday 25th November
Tectonic presents Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outerspace
Venue: The Old Fire Station, Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2PY
Info: 01179297534
Live: Scientist Vs The Upsetters
DJs: Pinch, Mala, Loefah, Pokes
Tickets: £TBA
Doors: TBA

Red Bull Music Academy

The Red Bull Music Academy has established itself as one of the most unique projects in music. Over the last ten years it has taken place in Cape Town, New York, Berlin, Dublin, London, Sao Paulo, Rome, Seattle, Melbourne and Toronto. Each year the Academy takes over an inner city warehouse space and transforms it into a bespoke space for musical innovation where, over 2 ‘terms’, participants from all over the over the world are joined by music legends to learn about everything from music history to technology. Previous lecturers have included legends such as Gilberto Gil, Tony Allen, Derrick May, Bob Moog, Biz Markie, Mulatu Astatke and The Mizell Brothers as well as more recent successes such as MIA and Skream.

Each new Academy explores the musical scene of its chosen home, while investigating the most exciting parts of the attendees and lecturers musical heritage. Bringing these together helps to create this once in a lifetime creative outlet for the people in the Academy.

Album Tracklisting:

Scientist Mixes
1. Pinch ft Emika – ‘2012 Dub’
2. Armour (Roly Vex’d) – ‘The Long Way Dub’
3. Guido – ‘Korg Back Dub’
4. Shackleton – ‘Hackney Marshes Dub’
5. King Midas Sound – ‘U Dub’
6. Loefah & SGT Pokes – ‘Dog Money Dub’
7. Distance – ‘Ill Kontent Dub’
8. RSD – ‘After All Dub’
9. Jack Sparrow – ‘Red Sand Dub’
10. Mala (Digital Mystikz) – ‘City Cycle Dub’
11. Cyrus (Random Trio) – ‘Footsteps Dub’
12. Kode 9 & Spaceape – ‘Abeng Dub’

Dubstep Originals
1. Pinch ft Emika – ‘2012’
2. Armour (Roly Vex’d) – ‘The Long Way’
3. Guido – ‘Korg Back’
4. Shackleton – ‘Hackney Marshes’
5. King Midas Sound – ‘U’
6. Loefah & SGT Pokes – ‘Dog Money’
7. Distance – ‘Ill Kontent’
8. RSD – ‘After All’
9. Jack Sparrow – ‘Red Sand’
10. Mala (Digital Mystikz) – ‘City Cycle’
11. Cyrus (Random Trio) – ‘Footsteps’
12. Kode 9 & Spaceape – ‘Abeng’


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