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Disciples – Poison Arrow(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2014 by E.N.

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Enjoying a growing reputation after last summer’s underground hit ‘Remedy’ and their FFRR debut ‘Catwalk’, Disciples continue their momentum with the new single ‘Poison Arrow’ which is out on June 8th as their second release for the resurgent FFRR.

A co-production with underground titan Shadow Child, ‘Poison Arrow’ is house banger with a crossover hook which is propelled by booming, bouncing bassline. Between ‘Poison Arrow’, ‘Remedy’ and ‘Catwalk’, Disciples have already demonstrated an ability to weave between club sounds at will in the space of just three singles.

The original mix of ‘Poison Arrow’ will be packaged with an instrumental version as well as remixes from Redlight and Kilter.

Disciples’ roots were formed when Duvall and Gavin were the only two students on their music tech course who were interested in urban and dance-orientated music. As the duo started to work together, Duvall also started a program to encourage young people to develop their interest in music – one of whom was Luke. But it took another two years and a chance meeting on New Year’s Eve for the trio to commit to a project. They soon found that their individual strengths caused a chemical reaction when mixed together.

Working towards their upcoming debut album, Disciples’ material mixes an eclectic range of references, but shares an infectiously core sound that should infiltrate the mainstream.

Mike Mago ‘The Show’ (Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2013 by E.N.

MIKE MAGO 1
MIKE MAGO
‘THE SHOW’
MINISTRY OF SOUND RECORDINGS
RELEASED 8 SEPTEMBER

Ministry of Sound has led the return of house music to the top of the UK singles charts in 2013 with hits from Duke Dumont feat A*M*E (No.1) and Chris Malinchak (No.2), and with summer finally here, Mike Mago’s ‘The Show’looks set to continue their run.

One of the biggest tracks of the moment, Mike Mago’s ‘The Show’ has become a staple for the likes of Zane Lowe, B Traits, Pete Tong, Toddla T and Danny Howard on Radio 1, with further support from 1Xtra’s Trevor Nelson, Cameo, DJ Target and Semtex, and Kiss’s Steve Smart.

‘The Show’s upscaled Chicago house vibe and sparkling piano break has ensured wide club appeal, with DJ’s such as Rudimental, The Magician, Crookers, Josh Wink, Tensnake and beyond making it an anthem across a thriving global club scene – from Ibiza to Croatia, and LA to Sydney.

Michiel Thomassen, aka Mike Mago, heads up Amsterdam-based BMKLTSCH RCRDS and has been curating what’s hot from Dutch soil and beyond for several years. His own tracks such as ‘The Power’ and ‘The Soul’ quickly brought him attention from the world’s leading blogs, which then became plays on specialist shows on Radio 1 and beyond.

Mago’s DJ schedule takes him all across Europe with shows in London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Lyon, Hamburg and Ibiza, playing festivals like Tomorrowland and clubs like Ministry of Sound. He’s currently busy in the studio working on a string of remixes for A-list artists as well as more original music.

Remixes for ‘The Show’ come from Friction, Friend Within, Louis La Roche and Patrick Hagenaar.
Mike Mago – The Show – Patrick Hagenaars Colour Code Club Mix -CLIP

Sarantis ‘Electric City’ LP(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2013 by E.N.

Sarantis 'Electric City' LPElectric City is the new album from Sarantis OUT NOW via Senseless Records. It takes it’s name from an imagined urban landscape caught somewhere between London and the dystopian sprawl imagined by John Carpenter, Warriors and other classic 80s sci-fi. The music takes audible cues from the soundtracks to those films; bold, raw synths and big drums reverberate but also a melting pot of musical styles ranging from motor city techno and electro funk through to cutting edge grime, bashment and footwork.

Vocal tracks come from Parly B (Mungo’s Hifi), South London’s rising grime star M.I.K. & Dialect, a renowned freestyle MC and regular guest on Westwood and 1Xtra.

Building on previous releases for Senseless, Black Acre and Chrissy Murderbot’s Loose Squares, on this LP Sarantis expands his sonic palette and allows all the inspiration and influence collected in the past half decade to breathe and expand. Starting out from his soundsystem roots in Leeds, UK, Sarantis has worked his way in to the record boxes of people like Skream, Brenmar, DMZ & Mary Anne Hobbs with a catalogue spanning six years and work with vocalists like Warrior Queen and Iration Steppas.

Chris Malinchak Releases Official Video For ‘So Good To Me’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2013 by E.N.

CMalinchakFirst premiered in the UK as an ‘Essential New Tune’ on Radio 1 byPete Tong‘So Good To Me’ has since been heavily supported by the likes of Diplo & Friends, Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Sara Cox, Rob da Bank, Toddla T, Nick Grimshaw and more, with further support from1Xtra, Capital, Kiss and beyond.

A recent Cool Cuts No.1 and Hype Machine No 1‘So Good To Me’has well exceeded over  1 million YouTube audio views. The track has been supported by DJs including Toddla T, Duke Dumont, Dubfire, The Magician, M.A.N.D.Y, Doorly, Faithless and many more.

A remember-where-you-first-heard-it kind of record, ‘So Good To Me’ is set to be the soundtrack for summer 2013. Signed to Ministry of Soundfrom cult house label, French Express, the single is the work of 26 year old New York-based deep house DJ/producer, Chris Malinchak.

‘So Good To Me’ follows Malinchak’s previous tracks such as ‘If U Got It’, ‘All Shook Up’, ‘Deal ‘Em’ and ‘No Secrets’, releases which have helped him become one of the most tipped producers on the planet and a leading figure in America’s burgeoning deep house scene.

Remixes come from MK, Zinc and S.P.Y.

DJ Eastwood ‘U Ain’t Ready’ [w/ Untold + Spooky remixes] (No Hats No Hoods)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2013 by E.N.

DJ Eastwood 'U Ain't Ready' [w/ Untold + Spooky remixes] (No Hats No Hoods)

Following up from Ruff Sqwad’s critically acclaimed ‘White Label Classics’ at the end of 2012, No Hats No Hoots return with a release from DJ Eastwood. Originally pressed in 2003 on white label vinyl, ‘U Ain’t Ready’ sold over 5000 copies and even earned Eastwood a guest mix on the late John Peel’s BBC Radio 1 show.
This classic 8-bar grime instrumental and pirate radio anthem was a staple at Dirty Canvas and Sidewinder and still regularly features at Wiley’s Eskimo Dance events.
The first remix to arrive back in the No Hats inbox was Hemlock Recordings heavyweight Untold’s “2010 Remix”, a full-on assault complete with his signature experimental percussion. Spooky’s remix comes in strong with it’s dirty saw wave bassline, orchestral stabs and pizzicato strings inspired by the original.

DJ EASTWOOD
‘U AIN’T READY’
(NO HATS NO HOODS RECORDS)

Release Date: 6th May 2013
Format: Digital
Tracklisting:
1. U Ain’t Ready
2. U Ain’t Ready (Untold 2010 Remix)
3. U Ain’t Ready (Spooky’s Remix)

AFRICA – The Remixes EP

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2013 by E.N.

AFRICA - The Remixes EP“Africa is in my heart!”
The mighty Trojan Sound System need no introduction. Spearheaded from Trojan Records, an explosive influential musical force, legendary label and household name across the UK and worldwide for over forty years, the duo are infamous pioneers, rocking dub, reggae and bass riddims on dance floors across the world, their roll call reads like a who’s who hall of fame of quality original Reggae and Bass Culture, they are the originators. the instigators and mayhem makers of what we have now come to know as ‘UK Bass Culture’. Their star shines brightly.
Now with an all-new live production set up alongside an audiophile approach to vinyl playback duo Earl Gateshead and Daddy Ad produced an electrifying body of brand new material in the shape of their freshly released EP – ‘Africa’ .
 With all five limited edition 12” tracks from the EP selling out in a matter of days and anthemic lead single “Africa” entering straight into the Juno Reggae Charts at No.1 last year, Trojan Sound System now prepare to digitally release a full remix and riddims EP featuring rub downs from the likes of Toddla T, JFB and Darkstarr Diskotek which brings together all vinyl releases to date and more available digitally for the first time on the 24thFebruary, alongside a plethora of full live and Dex N FX shows across Europe.
 
“Africa” is written and produced by the pair with Superfour and is a track not shy of ripping the roof off the most dance worthy festival tents and club nights, commanding public demand with all stock of the limited edition Africa 12″s disappearing in no time to become highly rare and valuable collectors items.
The song reflects the deep felt need which all people of African descent, now living all over the world feel for their original homeland. This desire was first expressed by Marcus Garvey, while he was living in the USA where he proposed the building of a string of ‘Black Star Liner’ ships, to take the people back to their motherland. Although the song concerns the wishes and hopes of Africans, anyone who feels alienated or dispossessed, can empathise with the yearning to be somewhere else, either on this planet, or beyond it, which underpins the track lyrically and musically.
 
Aside from the original vocal track and instrumental on the outer cuts, the track also has two killer remixes from legendary dance music producers, Darkstarr Diskotek (aka Ashley Beedle and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy), using their vast experience and talent as some of the world’s most qualified DJs to stretch the original in to an extended dance floor arrangement and work out. The second mix comes from DMC champ and Drum and Bass and Dubstep producer extraordinaire, JFB, taking the musical vibe of “Africa” into strictly bad bwoy Junglist territory.

TROJAN SOUND SYSTEM
REMIXES: AFRICA EP
RELEASE DATE: 24th FEBRUARY

AFRICA EP REMIXES TRACK LISTING:

1 – Africa (Darkstarr Diskotek Dubplate Extension)
2 – Africa (JFB’s Junglist Remix)
3 – Africa (Original Riddim)
4 – My God (Toddla T vs. TSS Vocal)
5 – My God (Toddla T vs TSS Dub Version)
6 – My God (Toddla T vs. TSS Riddim)
7 – Turn to the East (Original Riddim)
8 – Turn to the East (JFB’s Dubstep Remix)

Turn to the East” was written by Superfour, TSS’s energetic and blind vocalist with conscious lyrics and a passionate delivery. The heartfelt chorus is sung by Chucky Banton. The title is inspired by the biblical reference “Look to the east for the coming of a black king” and celebrates numerous black aspirations. Musically, it uses contemporary forms to produce the feel of an ‘80s roots 12” with overpowering bass driving it throughout. Two times DMC champ and Beardyman collaborator, JFB, unleashes a relentless dubstep remix of the track.
“My God” was written by Jah Buck, who takes the lead vocal. He expresses his and the sound system’s roots and reality view on the world we live in and their belief in a higher guidance and heartical approach to the challenges we all face on a daily basis. Toddla T has taken this straight to the dance floor and beyond with a truly unique and explosive treatment that brings authentic reggae and contemporary dance floors together. Trojan Sound System premiered their Dancehall version of “My God” at a sell out show at Scala last year and turned a jumping 600 strong reggae crowd into a mosh pit.
The new TSS material has been smashing up dance floors left, right and left of center. With real instruments, real musicians and quality production, the result cuts through the Dance music and Reggae clutter to deliver anauthentic and futuristic Reggae and Bass Culture vibe that gets every floor moving and jumping.
To celebrate the launch of the Africa Remixes EP legendary street artist Mau Mau has produced brand new Trojan Sound System logos and t-shirts, which are available now through THTC http://www.thtc.co.uk

Toddla T & Shola Ama – Alive(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , on July 5, 2012 by E.N.

Toddla T- ‘Alive’ (Sticky Remix)(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on June 28, 2012 by E.N.


 

Taken from the single ‘Alive’ featuring Shola Ama, released on Ninja Tune 13 August 2012.

Pre-Order at the Ninjashop: http://bit.ly/L29k2h
Download on iTunes: http://itun.es/isC7SL

 

Swindle Ft. Toddla T& Sam Frank – Need To Know +Video

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2012 by E.N.

Artist: Swindle
 Title: Need To Know Feat. Toddla T & Sam Frank w/ Have A Go Feat. Takura
 Label: Self-released
Format: Digital
 Release Date: 06.07.12
Tracklist:
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.

Swindle Feat. Takura – Have A Go (Radio Rip)

Masterpiece mixed by Andrew Weatherall

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2012 by E.N.

Andrew Weatherall is to electronic music what James Brown is to soul. The master of reinvention, the humble godfather and a true leader of our time, this quintessential gentlemen cares so little about following he is light years ahead of the pack. Now he digs deep to share his influences from across the ages for the special Masterpiece series, spanning three discs of inspirational treasures.

Following the likes of Gilles Peterson and Francois K, Masterpiece brings you legends from the world of music. Who else could join the dots between styles so vast a resume as acid house, rockabilly, electronica, techno, post punk, deep house and countless unclassifiable rare cuts than the man who has been collecting records for over three decades with no regard for their origin or trends.

A campaign started by his army of fans to crown him the new John Peeland award him his own BBC Radio show had the media in a spin to support it. That’s because Weatherall is a maverick, never a people pleaser he has made many an unpopular choice during his thirty plus year career, but he stands by them and for that he has been crowned the ultimate music selector and king of the dancefloor.

His colourful past is an entangled mess of flirtations with the underground and the elite. Early involvement at London’s first acid house club Shoom, remixing rock stars such as Bjork, Friendly Fires, My Bloody Valentine, Happy Mondays, and not to forget the illustrious production of Primal Scream’s landmark early 90s album ‘Screamadelica’ has been offset with regular experimental triumphs as Two Lone Swordsman, Sabres of Paradise and others as Weatherall humbly shies away from the limelight and is beckoned into the sub-terrain to develop the dark sounds he has become known and respected for.

Predictably it’s impossible to classify the material Weatherall has picked for Masterpiece. From The Horrors to Kasper BjorkeTornado Wallace to Cut Copy, and Todd Terje to Toddla T, each disc showcases his unique ability to veer between styles and never quite be noticed. Heavily peppered with his own edits and remixes, it’s an honest representation of his imaginative and unpredictable take on a sound that spans generations.

Opening aptly with A Love From Outer Space’, an ode to the heart of this project, the name is also the title of his eclectic all night party alongside Sean Johnston that started in 2010 and became a cult night now found at festivals and clubs worldwide. The aim was to slow things down and never knowingly exceed 122bpm, working through spaced out treats, proto-house, industrial, rare dubs and and slo-mo beats.

The result is seductive and addictive, a must-have for train-spotters and a door opener for the newly converted. But most of all finally marks down the vision of one of the greatest musical innovators of our time.

Label: Ministry Of Sound
Cat no: MOSCD287
Web: www.ministryofsound.com
Distribution: Various
Released: Monday May 14th, 2012

Tracklist

  1. The Asphodells ‘A Love From Outer Space’
  2. Grinderman ‘Heathen Child’ (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
  3. Timothy J.Fairplay ‘Sleighride’ (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
  4. The Asphodells ‘Lost Cities’
  5. Hardway Brothers ‘Mania’s Theme’ (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
  6. Kalidasa ‘Burstin’ Through’
  7. Craig Batley ‘Birdshell’
  8. Apiento ‘The Orange Place’
  9. Chida ‘Danca’
  10. The Horrors ‘Wild Eyed’ (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
  11. Wooden Shjips ‘Crossing’ (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
  12. Walls ‘Into Our Midst‘
  13. Timothy J.Fairplay ‘The Final Reel’ (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
  14. Scott Fraser ‘A Life Of Silence’
  15. Mario Vierra ‘Cosmic Matter’
  16. Kasper Bjorke ‘Man From Venice’
  17. Bonar Bradberry ‘You Were Away (Space Ranger Hypno Mix)
  18. Rudy’s Midnight Machine ‘Ecstatic Love Machine’
  19. Midnight Savari ‘Phantom Galaction’
  20. Tornado Wallace ‘Insect Overlords’
  21. Sons And Daughters ‘Orion’ (Emperor Machine Remix)
  22. Cut Copy ‘Sun Gold’ (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
  23. Bogdan Irkuk a.k.a. Bulgari ‘My Weakness’ (Prins Thomas Discomiks)
  24. Copyshop ‘Lipps’ (Pete Herbert Dub)
  25. Pacific Horizons ‘Stealing The Fire From Heaven’
  26. The Subs ‘Decontrol’ (Aquarius Heaven Remix)
  27. Black Light Smoke ‘Switchback’
  28. Soft Rocks ‘Magic Mikk’
  29. Martin Brodin ‘Badabing’ (Diskjokker Remix)
  30. Ajello ‘Crystal Babe’
  31. Name In Lights ‘Ur Oskunni’
  32. Brioski ‘Radio Anatomy’ (Emperor Machine Remix)
  33. Toddla T ‘Watch Me Dance’ (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
  34. Todd Terje ‘Ragyshe’
  35. Primal Scream ‘Uptown’ (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
  36. A.R. Kane ‘A Love From Outer Space’

TOUR DATES
12.04.12 ALFOS @ Berkeley Suite, Glasgow
14.04.12 ALFOS @ The Tunnel, Milan
20.04.12 ALFOS @ Audio, Brighton
21.04.12 Rave On, Annecy, France
27.04.12 La Machine, Paris, France
28.04.12 The Sub Club, Glasgow
04.05.12 ALFOS @ Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
05.05.12 The Rocking Chair, Switzerland
12.05.12 Plissken festival, Athens, Greece
18.05.12 Bikini, Toulouse, France
19.05.12 Spring festival, Graz, Austria
25.05.12 Robert Johnson, Frankfurt, Germany
26.05.12 Panorama Bar, Berlin, Germany
01.06.12 Distortion festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
17.06.12 Lovebox festival. London
17.07.12 Electric Elephant festival, Croatia
21.07.12 Port Eliot Literary festival, Cornwall
28.07.12 ALFOS @ Dex, London
05.08.12 Les Electros D´Uzes
31.08.12 ALFOS @ Menagerie, Belfast
06.09.12 Dimensions festival, Pula, Croatia

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