Archive for September 13, 2010

Nicolas Jaar preps Clown & Sunset compilation

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on September 13, 2010 by dk

Musical prodigy Nicolas Jaar will release a 10-track compilation through his fledgling Clown & Sunset imprint later this year.
 The digital-only release, entitled Ines, will feature Jaar’s own work alongside that of two other obscenely talented young producers, namely 17 year old Soul Keita and 20 year old Quasim.

Jaar alluded to the compilation in a recent interview with Juno Plus, saying “Clown and Sunset is the way for me to be independent and put out the music that I feel should not be on either Wolf + Lamb or Circus Company”. He described Soul Keita and Quasim as “two kids who are really young like me – no one knows them – making very beautiful music”.

Despite his tender years, Jaar has already shown a great deal of maturity and diversity in his productions, and one expects this 10 track release to offer the listener plenty of musical depth.

Ines is due for release in November – check out the full tracklisting below.


1. Nicolas Jaar – Tribute to My Mother
2. Nikita Quasim – Freshmen Year
3. Nicolas Jaar – Dubliners
4. Soul + Nico feat. Nicolas Jaar – Goin’ Bad
5. Soul Keita – Dusties n 808s
6. Soul Keita – Don’t Believe the Hype
7. Nikita Quasim – Can’t Go to Cuba
8. Clown n’ Sunset Collective – Her String
9. Nicolas Jaar – Love You Gotta Lose Again
10. Soul Keita – Don’t Believe the Hype

(Juno report)


Download: FACT mix 184 – Zed Bias

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2010 by dk

This week, we’re incredibly proud to host not one, but two mixes by Zed Bias.

Born Dave Jones, Zed Bias has been an integral piece of UK club music’s fabric for over a decade. Recording under the Zed Bias name, as well as Maddslinky and as one half of Phuturistix, his productions – including the seminal ‘Neighbourhood’, which is still an anthem today – proved lasting influences on the UK garage and broken beat scenes, and were later picked up as touchstones for the young dubstep and grime movements, featuring on the Martin Clark-compiled Roots of Dubstep compilation for Tempa, and cited by Skream as a particularly prominent inspiration on his music.

Today, Jones releases ‘Special’, his stunning new Maddslinky single featuring veteran vocalist Omar and backed with remixes by MJ Cole, Simbad, Toddla T and more. It will also feature on Make a Change, a new full-length Maddslinky album due on Tru Thoughts.

To celebrate this, he’s recorded two mixes for FACT. The first is a dip into Zed’s personal vaults; a mix of old school garage, house and broken beat that effortlessly swings from rough to smooth, with a touch of class that only someone with Jones’ experience can bring to the table. The next, which will be uploaded tomorrow, deals with more recent material.

Download: FACT mix 184 – Zed Bias

(Available for three weeks)