Friend Within announces release of ‘ Renegade Master Refix’ and new EP Released on 19th August via Method Records
You’ve heard it hammered everywhere and by everyone including Skream, B.Traits, Eats Everything and Claude von Stroke, and now the ‘Renegade Master Refix’ by Friend Within sees an official release via Disclosure’s Method Records on 19th August.
Having already clocked an impressive 100,000+ plays online way before it’s official release, Friend Within’s ‘Renegade Master Refix’ opens with a bouncing 4/4 beat and is driven forward by a monstrous Friend Withinbassline making it the very definition of a dancefloor destroyer.
‘The Renegade Refix’ will join three other brand new productions on ‘The Renegade EP’, which will follow in the footsteps of releases on the likes of Dirtybird and PETS for mysterious Friend Within.
Maribou State & Pedestrian’s “Mask” is garnering some great support from the likes of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Pete Tong, Rob Da Bank, Mistajam, Skream and Eddy Temple Morris. Released on 18th March through the Friends Will Carry You Home Too compilation compiled by Catz ‘N Dogz for their imprint Pets Recordings
Rwina Records kick off 2013 with the ‘Synergy’ EP, a collaborative release from Taz & Akka. Glasgow’s Taz makes his fourth appearance on the label, while Akka (aka label head and mastermind Akkachar) finally steps over to the artist side. The pair have been collaborating for three years, with this first release compiling four tracks from the extensive amount of material the two have accumulated in that time.
‘Illusory’ combines euphoric synths, a flair for hooks and hands in the air escapism. ‘Mobius’ takes its inspiration from video games, grime, cartoons and hip hop, throwing everything into a blender and pouring the results all over the dancefloor. ‘Paul Is Dead’ switches up the tempo for a deeper take on the footwork sound, with a vocal snippet name checking one of the most famous “Paul”s in history and ‘Trapped In ’82′ closes proceedings by taking things back to the duo’s youth, unashamedly celebrating the musical excesses of the 80s.
Rwina has a strong back catalogue from artists such as Starkey, EPROM, Terror Danjah, Swindle and support from DJ Shadow, SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, Diplo, Mary Anne Hobbs, Skream, Oneman, Ben UFO, Machinedrum and many more.
Title: Need To Know Feat. Toddla T & Sam Frank w/ Have A Go Feat. Takura
Release Date: 06.07.12
A1. Need To Know Feat. Toddla T & Sam Frank
A2. Have A Go Feat. Takura
Swindle gears up for his fourth release in 2012, hot off the back of attention grabbing efforts on Butterz and Deep Medi and shows no signs halting his recent prolific run of hits – both with instrumentals and vocals. This Double A-side from the highly versatile producer is no different.
Co-produced with Radio 1’s Toddla T, ‘Need To Know‘ slows down the pace with the help of Sam Frank’s vocoder-aided lyrics that echo that of Zapp and Roger with ultra funky synths and chord progression. Frank croons effortlessly about the ‘the other woman’ and all of her positive attributes but protests that she still hasn’t got anything on the main woman in his life. With its seductive slow-mo bounce and love-fueled content don’t be surprised to hear this closing a few DJ sets in months to come for the last dance.
The video for the track sees animated versions of Swindle, Toddla T and Sam Frank embark on an intergalactic quest to the future whilst trying to resist the temptation of extra-marital (and terrestrial) affairs and is made by Cargo Collective‘s Adam Aiken.
‘Have A Go’ has got an unmistakable summer vibe with lush high-pitched synths and soulful but sparse vocal arrangement. Featuring vocals from Takura, a frequent collaborator with Chase & Status as well as Redlight and Skream, the track is slightly more removed from his notorious Grime efforts. However the funk-obsessed producer remains true to his love of fusing raw funk chords with hard-edged electronic beats on this occasion and has garnered early support from the likes of Annie Mac and Mistajam.
Very limited vinyl repress released on Feb 6th. Nocturnal Sunshine is the new alias for Maya Jane Coles. She’s one half of vocal duo She Is Danger and an emerging tech house superstar under her own name. This release, is all about the A side “Can’t Hide the Way I Feel,” the writhing monster that both fetishes extreme pain and bottles it up in an unbearably spiralling arpeggio that grows and shrinks without ever revealing an opening. Nocturnal Sunshine is worth making an exception for.”
DJ support from: Scuba, Hatcha, Skream, Mary Anne Hobbs, Joy Orbison, Pearson Sound, Appleblim, Brendon Moeller, Kowton, Cosmin TRG & George Fitzgerald.
Release date: 19th March 2012 Format: LP / CD / Digital
The mighty Tectonic Recordings drop the latest in their esteemed Plates series, compiling exclusive tracks from a selection of electronic music’s leading and breaking artists. Since starting low frequency operations in 2005, Bristol’s Tectonic Recordings has been a landmark for dubstep, bass and progressive electronic music fans; with artists releasing on the label including Skream, Loefah, 2562, Peveralist, RSD, Flying Lotus, Joker, Addison Groove, Jack Sparrow, Photek, Benga, Digital Mystikz and label boss Pinch.
1. Kryptic Minds – ‘The Talisman’
2. Addison Groove – ‘Phantom’
3. Tunnidge – ‘Universal’
4. Pinch – ‘Blow Out The Candle’
5. Goth Trad – ‘Mach’
6. Clue Kid – ‘Evolution’
7. Roska – ‘480 BC’
8. Monky – ‘Float’
9. Ginz – ‘Chrome’
10. OM Unit – ‘Preshah’
11. Kevin McPhee – ‘Outs’
12. Illum Sphere – ‘Promise A Secret’
13. 2562 – ‘Rogue State’
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!