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Nightmares on Wax Documentary+Keep On (86 In It Mix) Ft. De La Soul(Free Download)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2014 by dk

NOWNightmares on Wax, one of Warp Records’ initial signings, is releasing the N.O.W IS THE TIME compilation in celebration of his 25-year career, which falls in tandem with Warp’s own 25th anniversary this year. More info HERE

A retrospective documentary was directed by Rollo Jackson, giving insight into NOW’s long-standing career and 25 years of music history.

Catch NOW DJing at Rough Trade East to celebrate N.O.W IS THE TIME album launch on June 12th from 19:00
More details here:
June 12th Rough Trade East Instore (DJ) London
August 9th Beacons Festival Yorkshire
August 29th Fabric (DJ) London
Sept 27th Double Denim Disco, Rolling Stock (DJ) London

Pre-order ‘N.O.W IS THE TIME’,
Standard Edition:
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Nightmares on Wax Announces Best-Of Compilation, Summer Tour+Stream Ashley Beedle Warbox Dubplate Special

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2014 by dk


Nightmares on Wax, one of Warp Records’ initial signings, is releasing the compilation in celebration of his 25-year career, which falls in tandem with Warp’s own 25th anniversary. The tracklist has been slowly unveiled via various streaming services and is now revealed in full through both the Bleep and iTunes pre-orders. Full tracklisting is also available below.

In addition to N.O.W. Is The Time, a 2-disc release comprised of the greatest hits, NOW will also release a special edition vinyl box set Deep Down: Remixes & Raritites, which features unreleased material, new and classic remixes (by Ashley Beedle, LFO, Loco Dice and more), and a book of memorabilia and interviews. Deep Down is also available for pre-order via iTunes. In conjunction with the announcement of the compilation, the “NOW Is The Time (Ashley Beedle Warbox Dubplate Special)” remix you can listen now

To ring in the release and the quarter-centennial celebration, Nightmares on Wax will head out on his largest US tour ever beginning in Seattle, WA at Neumos on June 18 and ending in Miami, FL at Grand Central on July 21. Current Nightmares on Wax US tour dates are below.

The Nightmares on Wax story is one that spans decades and genres. Nightmares on Wax came up in the 80s UK B-Boy and graffiti scene enamored with New York hip-hop and was an innovator in merging those sounds and feelings with the popular sounds of the UK at that time to pioneer what became dubbed “trip-hop.” Releasing classic albums such as Smoker’s Delight and Carboot Soul and working with the likes of De La Soul and Roots Manuva established NOW as one of the definitive purveyors of hip-hop, funk, dub and soul.

N.O.W. Is The Time tracklist:
Disc One: Nightmares By Day
You Wish
Mind Eye
Argha Noah
Thinking Of Omara
Be There
Les Nuits
I Am You (Live In Chicago)
Give Thx

Disc Two: Nightmares By Night
195 Lbs
70s 80s
Flip Ya Lid
Be, I Do
(Man) Tha Journey
Now Is The Time
Bless My Soul
Da Feelin
African Pirates
Mega Donutz
Mission Venice
I’m For Real
Set Me Free (Piano Dub)
Nights Interlude

Deep Down: Remixes & Rarities tracklist (Vinyl):
Side A
Dextrous (JD Twitch Optimo Remix)
Biofeedback (Morgan Geist Remix)
A Case Of Funk (Loco Dice Remix)

Side B
Aftermath (LFO remix)
Aftermath (Special Request Redux)
Aftermath (Acid Mondays)

Side C
Burn Me Slo ft. OC
Keep On (86 In It Mix) ft. De La Soul
Gambia via Vagator Beach (Mr Scruff Remix)
Survival Dub

Side D
Da Mess Sticks
Da Feelin (Hungry Ghost Remix)
Now Is The Time (Ashley Beedle Warbox Dubplate Special)

Nightmares on Wax tour dates:
6/18 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
6/20-22 – What the Festival? – Dufur, OR
6/21 – Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
6/22 – Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
6/23 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
6/24 – Crescent Ballrom – Phoenix, AZ
6/26 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO
6/27 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
6/28 – Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
7/1 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
7/3 – Concorde Music Hall – Chicago, IL
7/4 – The Parish (DJ Set) – Austin, TX
7/5 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
7/6 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
7/9 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
7/10 – Paradise – Boston, MA
7/11-13 – Hudson Project – Saugerties, NY
7/12 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
7/13 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
7/16 – Asheville Music Hall – Asheville, NC
7/18-20 – Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY
7/19 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
7/20 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
7/21 – Grand Central – Miami, FL

AFRICA – The Remixes EP

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2013 by dk

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.



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

Swanken – Get Up EP(So Sound Recordings)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2012 by dk

This is a very hot release which blends classic house sounds from the 90’s ‘ala’ Murk, combined with a twist of now!
‘Strong, jacking, deep & dark’

Swanken is Sean Levisman and Jonathan Schwab, two white boys on an epic quest to find that elusive thing called soul. The duo hails from Miami, so you’d be forgiven for presuming that they cater to South Beach’s revolving door of crass commercial dance music fads. But actually they’re in pursuit of nothing less than pure classic house perfection, taking their cues from Chicago, New York and the UK. 2010’s Come Back With The Love on Musical Missionary was an auspicious and precocious debut, garnering warm reviews by international DJ luminaries like Nick Warren, Ashley Beedle, and Graeme Park. The follow-up, All I See on Miami’s petFood label, further established Swanken as serious boogie purveyors and an act to keep an eye on. Get a load of the luscious soulful groovage on 2012’s Get Up EP on So Sound Recordings and you’ll know why.