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Breach – ‘DJ-Kicks’ (!K7)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2013 by dk

BREACH_DJKICKS_It’s been a big year for Breach, a.k.a. Ben Westbeech. Almost too big, in fact. His track ‘Jack’ hasn’t just blown up on dancefloors across the globe: it’s laid waste to them. In the process, ‘Jack’ got to Number 9 in the UK charts. Not bad considering Westbeech has always seen Breach as an underground thing. “It’s been wonderful having a record that´s commercially successful,” he says. “The thing is not to lose sight of why you started making music in the first place. I wasn’t trying to get in the Top Ten. I just care about making deep records that I get off on.

 Take Breach’s DJ Kicks mix, for example. If all you know about Breach is ‘Jack’, you’re in for a surprise. Likewise, if you’re familiar with Westbeech as a vocalist—both solo (see his 2007 debut album ‘Welcome To The Best Years Of Your Life’ for Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label) and as a guest (he’s appeared on records by Deetron, Jazzanova and Jose James)—you might have to have a bit of a reappraisal. It’s closest in spirit to his 2011 album for New York label Strictly Rhythm, ‘There’s More To Life Than This’. The set of techno and house on offer here is deep. Very deep. So deep you could drop a 909 down it and not hear it hit the bottom. “This is the music that I love, the kind of thing that I play when I DJ,” explains Westbeech. “Imade ‘Jack’ and I play it, but there’s a lot more to the music I love than that.”

Release Date: Tuesday November 12th, 2013

  1. Innercity – Prince Of The Immortal Woods
  2. Wire People – Triangle Vision (Original Mix)
  3. Beesmunt Soundsystem – All Day
  4. Fred P. – It Is What It Is
  5. Pedestrian – Hoyle Road
  6. Coni – My Secret Diving
  7. Breach – Beroving (DJKicks)
  8. Cassio Kohl – Broken
  9. CLOSE feat. Joe Dukie – My Way (Dusky Remix)
  10. Iron Galaxy – Attention Seeker
  11. Detroit Swindle – The Break Up
  12. Dopplereffekt – ZBoson
  13. Redinho – Searching
  14. Winx – How’s The Music
  15. Sabre – Nightdrive To Bolland

Tour dates:
11/10/2013 Bedlam – Loft, Dublin
12/10/2013 Faded – Bournemouth
17/10/2013 Joris Voorn invites – ADE, Amsterdam
19/10/2013 Ohm Sweet Ohm – Plug, Sheffield
19/10/2013 Moda Black – Lincoln
25/10/2013 Digital – Newcastle
26/10/2013 Warehouse Project – Manchester
02/11/2013 Chibuku – Liverpool
02/11/2013 High Definition – London
09/11/2013 I Love Techno – Belgium
22/11/2013 Warehouse Project – Manchester
30/11/2013 Stereosonic – Sydney
01/12/2013 Stereosonic – Perth
07/12/2013 Stereosonic – Brisbane
08/12/2013 Stereosonic – Melbourne
13/12/2013 XS Live – Rome
21/12/2013 Pop Corn Club – Venice
01/01/2014 Mono Cult – Leeds
01/01/2014 Warehouse Project – Manchester


Mala In Cuba Album Announcement+Preview

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2012 by dk

“This is the record that reevaluates and realigns the dubstep movement within sound system culture.” Gilles Peterson

We’re delighted to announce the forthcoming release of Mala’s album ‘Mala in Cuba’. In May 2011 the acclaimed low end theorist travelled to Havana, Cuba with Brownswood boss Gilles Peterson to record and collaborate with local musicians. The results are documented on his album – simply titled ‘Mala in Cuba’ – scheduled for release on 10th September 2012.

The album will be preceded by a 12” featuring ‘Cuba Electronic’ and ‘Calle F’ released on 6th August 2012.
listen to two tracks taken from the album in full here Mala – Cuba Electronic

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Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2010 by dk

The Hard Wax and Ostgut Ton man lays down an energetic, hour-long mix for this week’s RA podcast.

As far as contemporary Berlin-based house and techno producers go, you don’t get much better than René Pawlowitz. When he’s not spending his time behind the counter at the city’s legendary Hard Wax record store, he’s busy conjuring up all manner of material in his studio, taking inspiration from classic Detroit and Berlin techno while infusing elements of hardcore, breakbeat, dubstep and ambient along the way. Although the majority of his output is released under the Shed banner, Pawlowitz has diversified his sound with a number of different pseudonyms. His white label offerings as Wax and EQD have become essential selections for fans of rugged Teutonic techno, while he’s also turned his hand to 140bpm bass music with his work as The Panamax Project.

Although René has garnered a reputation for his prolific and consistent approach club-oriented 12-inch singles, he’s also proved his mettle when it comes to creating larger bodies of work. His debut album came in at the #1 spot in our top albums of 2008, with RA’s Will Lynch championing its “lustrous aesthetic, oblique rhythms and coherent diversity,” so seeing as his sophomore full-length—entitled The Traveller—is due to hit the shops later this month, so we thought that it’d be the ideal time to let Pawlowitz demonstrate his idiosyncratic vision of how techno should be.(more at RA)

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Low Density Matter – Blue Steel [Keysound]
Becoming Real – Fast Motion (DVA’s Hi Emotions Remix) [Ramp]
Cosmin TRG – See Other People (Falty DL Remix) [Rushhour]
Delphic – Doubt (Kyle Hall Remix)
Duncan Powell – Pushin’ (Falty DL Remix) [2nd Drop]
Andrea – Got To Forget [Daphne]
T++ – Cropped [Honest Jon’s]
Cosmin TRG – Béton Brut [Hemlock]
Screed – Side [Synthetic Catalogue]
Robert Hood – Towns That Disappeared Completely [M Plant]
Jason Fine – Many To Many (Ben Klock Remix) [Kontra]
Rok & Jonzon – Sequential Polka [International Gigolo]
Silent Phase – Fire (Rewired Mix) [R&S]
Eliphino – Let Me Love You Forever [Brownswood]
Sepalcure – Love Pressure [Hotflush]

Exit Records Present – Steve Spacek “Black Pocket: The Album” 19th July

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2010 by dk

Few artists nowadays can claim true originality in the music they make; artists who have their own unique sound. You can easily spot a DJ Premier break, an M.I.A. chant, or a Timbaland beat, because these are the artists who have etched out their own niche in the musical forum. These people push the envelope with their production, keeping things fresh, exciting and interesting for us lowly listeners. Steve Spacek is one of these people.

Steve White forged his music career in the early 90’s with the dance act Stex, which also featured Johnny Marr of The Smiths. He went on to found the band Spacek in the mid-90s, and quickly found underground success. Their first release, “Eve”, gained favour with many respected people in the industry, resulting in them signing to Mos Def’s GoodTree imprint and Island Records in the UK. The late J Dilla offerered up remix duties on a package that included contributions from the Roots’ Black Thought, Frank n Dank and Mos Def himself. Their debut album, “Curvatia”, was critically acclaimed, and displayed the group’s complex and challenging sensibilities, establishing them as a promising new talent in the British alternative music scene. “Vintage Hi-Tech” followed in 2003, drawing high praise from critics who called it “a downtempo musical masterpiece that draws no comparison”, and they were heralded by Style magazine as “the Radiohead of soul”.

Steve launched his solo career in 2005 as Steve Spacek, and went on to release his debut solo album “Spaceshift” on LA based label Sound in Color which was a big seller in the US. The lead single, “Dollar”, produced by J Dilla, was a hit and a big crowd (and DJ) pleaser in clubs.

2 years later and it’s 2007, and with a move to Exit records (a record label run by his younger brother Darren “D-Bridge” White), Steve is ready to unleash a new side of his musical persona – “Black Pocket” – upon the world. Those people, who think that Flying Lotus is the one and only real origin in sound and style, should check Black Pocket

“Black Pocket The Album” is instrumental soul at its best, an exploration into grooves and the spaces within. Over the series, Black Pocket has shown the diversity that’s possible within the soul genre, and this album pulls all those possibilities together. Every track on here shows a producer who is totally in control of his sonic surroundings: a myriad of splices and lush quirks which – like a jigsaw – resolve themselves to reveal the beauty of the whole. “Black Pocket” is an album which blows away all the usual clichés found in the music behind soul and brings to you a future full of potential and promise.

Steve Spacek, the acclaimed voice behind the ground-breaking genre-pushing group Spacek (who were championed by everyone from Entertainment Weekly to Mos Def), made a name for himself at the turn of the century with the song “Eve’ (covered by Dwele). The song set off a worldwide buzz on Steve as a singer and his group’s futuristic sound. Imagine a robot performer in the future, in love with hip hop beatology and skillful enough to twist it into new shapes, programmed with an infused knowledge of the biographies of Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Leroy Hutson as source material for lyric writing and you might have an idea of the Spacek sound – Robotic, futuristic, hip-hop based soul. Steve Spacek has also worked with Mark Pritchard on his recent Harmonic 313 album, or their joint 12″ on Warp this year under the alias Africa Hi Tech. His back catalogue, includes labels like Giles Petersons Brownswood, BBE, and more recently he had a Blackpocket release on Fat City which had a Martyn Remix.

Steve Spacek
Black Pocket: The Album

01 For Real *
02 Mountain *
03 Juiced *
04 Field *
05 Sta Simonez *
06 Sta Simone *
07 Other Magic *
08 Amplify *
09 Bartn Groov *
10 Hangin St *
11 Vandlance *
12 Al Softly *
13 Thankyou & Credits
14 Thankyou & A Bit More Credit
15 Look Over Honey
16 Cyborg
17 Boungie

* – Also feature on the 12″ Vinyl LP version

Released 19th July 2010 on CD / Vinyl & Digital formats.

Black Pocket – Boungie

Black Pocket – U’re A Star (Martyn Remix) |

(Download) Om unit – Dummy Mag Mix April 2010

Posted in Electronic, Promotions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2010 by dk

OM UNIT released an excellent debut 7”, Lightgrids/Lavender, on All City in January. It was hardly the first time around for the London producer/DJ however, having made his name with Hip Hop productions under his 2Tall moniker during the early 00s. Mega busy with an EP coming up on Plastician’s Terrorhythm Records, as well as a clutch of remixes to add to the one he did for Joker earlier this year, he kindly put together this superb, richly textured future beats and bass mix for Dummy Mix 30

(Download) Om unit – Dummy Mag Mix April 2010

Antonio Vivaldi – Spring (2nd Movement)
Galaxy 2 Galaxy – Journey of the Dragons (Underground Resistance)
Unknown Soldier – Babylon’s Gifts (Underground Resistance)
Drexciya – You Don’t Know (Underground Resistance)
Aux 88 – Alias (Puzzlebox)
Tom Trago – Lost In The Streets Of NY (Boris Werner mix) (Rush Hour)
Kyle Hall – Kaychunk (Hyperdub)
Cosmin Trg – Love 2 Hide
Jose James – Blackmagic (Joy Orbison’s Recreation) (Brownswood)
Skream – Minimalistix (Nonplus)
Elemental – T Bar (Runtime)
Novamen – Kapotte Kachel (Disco Praline)
Mux Mool – Teal Trim (Ghostly International)
Kool And The Gang – Summer Madness (magic groove mix)
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