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Download:Jack Beats – Progressions Mixtape

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2012 by dk

2012 has undoubtedly been Jack Beats most prolific and prominent year to date. Their Beyoncé remix is still turning heads, they’ve just released the first mini LP ‘Careless’ and the dust hasn’t yet settled on their headline UK tour. Never ones to rest on their laurels, they’ve lined up something rather special ahead of the release of mini LP no.2 – ‘Somebody To Love’.

Progressions sums up the combined parts of both mini albums, resulting in 35 minutes of un-interrupted Jack Beats heat; “The aim of this mix was to produce something a little more special than your average mixtape. It’s a full album length body of original work, summing the best of our last 2 years in the studio”.

Featuring every track off both Careless and Somebody To Love, this is the only place you can hear tracks likeAbout To Get Fresh (Ft Chiddy Bang and OV) and Storm (feat Kid Harpoon) ahead of the release of the mini LP Somebody To Love on 9th December.

As if that wasn’t enough ‘Jack Beats Presents’ returns to FABRIC London on Friday 7th December, and they’ve bought someone rather special along for the ride. Fatboy Slim will be stepping up to the turntables, for his first London DJ set since he rocked up to Stratford straddling a giant purple octopus. This is a rare chance to see him in a club setting, and with the likes of RedlightDoorly & Shadow Child also on the bill, this night is not to be missed.

If you’re stateside don’t fear, you can check Jack Beats on their mammoth US Tour including Owsla dates and a main slot at Hard ‘Day Of The Dead’ Festival! Check out the dates  HERE

Progressions Track listing:
‘Knock You Down’
‘Careless’ feat Takura
‘End Of Love’ (Re-Edit)
‘War’ Feat Diplo & Example
‘Just A Beat’
‘Fast Girls’
‘About To Get Fresh’ (feat Chiddy Bang & OV)
‘Epidemic’ feat Dillon  Francis
‘Somebody To Love’ feat Jess Mills
‘Storm’ feat Kid Harpoon


MONSTA – Holdin’ On (Official Video)

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

Single ‘Holdin On’ to be released on OWSLA in OCTOBER 2012

MONSTA have been described as having the melodic synth thrum of Flux Pavilion, the tech-soul vocal drops of Moby and the reverberant snares of trip-hop act U.N.K.L.E. -but their sound is instrument-based and largely sample-free and it was Skrillex who found them. The trio (producers Rocky and Rufio and vocalist Skaar) will release their first EP on the electronic dance music (EDM) star’s indie imprint OWSLA this Autumn.

“I was at South by Southwest with my manager Tim [Smith] and a few friends,” says Skrillex. “Tim says, ‘I got something,’ and pulls up [MONSTA’s ‘Holdin’ On’]. I said, ‘That’s a sick track and a cool vocal sample. Where’d they get that from? Is that Aretha Franklin?’’ But it wasn’t a sample. It was Skaar’s powerfully androgynous performance of an original song written and recorded by the group.

‘Holdin’ On’ has all the makings of a radio hit-not only an irresistible vocal hook, but a complete verse-chorus-verse song structure. The EP boasts remixes from electronic music’s finest; Dillon Francis, Alvin Risk and even though he has turned down requests from the worlds biggest stars, Skrillex has cleared his schedule to put his mark on the EP with an exclusive remix too (his last one won him a Grammy Award). “This is not your typical dubstep. A lot of that has already become cliché,” he says. “This is next-level.”

Download:JACK BEATS- Evolution Mixtape+‘Careless’ on 10th September

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 21, 2012 by dk

Jack Beats are set to release the first in a series of mini albums on 10th September. Entitled ‘Careless,’ the first mini album will feature previous Leonard Cohen-sampling single “End Of Love” as well as a guest appearances from Diplo and Example on the track “War.” Of the mini album releases, Niall and Ben said: “We’ve been working on our album for a long time, and we’ve written a lot of diverse tracks which we feel work better split up over 2 mini albums. It feels a more contemporary and exciting approach to releasing dance music than the traditional album format- removing limitations, and allowing all the music to get proper attention.”

The full tracklisting for ‘Careless’ is:
Careless ft. Takura
War ft. Diplo & Example
Epidemic ft. Dillon Francis
End of Love (re edit)
Fast Girls ft. MNEK
Bonus tracks:
Careless ft. Takura Instrumental
War ft. Diplo & Example Instrumental
Fast Girls ft. MNEK (Instrumental)

Jack Beats are also set to play their biggest UK headline shows to date in October when they play the following:
Thursday 11th October – Glasgow Academy
Friday 12th October – Birmingham Gibb St Warehouse
Tuesday 16th October – Sheffield Tuesday Club 14th Birthday @ Octogan
Thursday 18th October – London KOKO
Friday 19th October – Bristol Motion

The shows will be the first opportunity fans will have had to witness the band’s full live production and will be informed by their DJ sets as their own songs will be mixed in with club records from other artists. The band themselves have described the live set up as “screens, visuals, bells and whistles.”

Jack Beats will also play the following festivals over the summer:

Friday 27th July – Global Gathering
Saturday 28th July – Kendall Calling
Friday 17th August – Summer Sundae (Leicester)
Sunday 26th August – SW4 Festival (London)
Saturday 1st September – Jersey Live

NAPT-King Jitter EP(stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2011 by dk

With support coming from Crookers, Plump DJ’s, Mighty Fools, Dave Nada, Joachim Garraud, Cassette Jam, Reset! Sharooz, Supabeatz, AC Slater, Tom Findlay (Groove Armada), Skream, Stanton Warriors, Dillon Francis and more, the rise of Red Sugar Records continues with a peak time and stylish club assault spear headed by label owners NAPT.

King Jitter EP out now
A. NAPT “King Jitter”
AA. NAPT “Treatise”


NAPT “Treatise”

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Dillon Francis releases IDGAFOS on Mad Decent (Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2011 by dk

IDGAFOS is the new single from Dillon Francis out now on Mad Decent

In the months since his debut Westside EP on Mad Decent, Dillon Francis has exploded onto the electronic music scene. He’s been touring nonstop throughout the United States and Europe and has remixed tracks forCSS, Toddla T, Chase and Status, Digitalism, and Kissy Sellout.         

Dillon will also be playing alongside Mele and Brenmar in the UK/Europe as part of the Visions tour. Full tour dates below:
15th Leeds, Mint Club
17th Dublin, Twisted Pepper
18th London, Fabric
19th Southend, Sunrooms
23rd Madrid, Sala Heineken
24th Paris, Social Club
25th Brussels, Forma T
26th Nerlin, Prince Charles
29th Glasgow, Buff Club
30th Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
1st Aberdeen, Snafu
2nd Sheffield, DQ
3rd Bristol, Motion

CSS Release New Single, “Hits Me Like A Rock”ft. Bobby Gillespie

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on June 21, 2011 by dk

CSS Share New Single “Hits Me Like A Rock”

(Feat. Bobby Gillespie) Off Upcoming New Album

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“Hits Me Like A Rock” 
is the first single to be taken from CSS’s forthcoming new album La Liberación and features guest vocals from Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie.  The full-length album, the band’s third, is a true melding of their debut’s riotous anarchy and their sophomore album Donkey’s grungy maturity. This single is bubbling over with some serious pop energy, something the band have always had in bucketloads but now feel newly empowered to express fully and freely.
Lovefoxxx attributes their new zest for songwriting to being relaxed and at home, explaining  “Being in São Paulo helped a whole lot. I don’t like being a foreigner for too long. I was in love with my life. Feeling energetic. I was feeling inspired and happy.”
Regarding the new single, Lovefoxxx elaborates “ ‘Hits Me Like A Rock’ is a song about another song.  It’s about the power of music to date our lives.
You know when you listen to a song over and over again over a certain period of time and later, for a while, you simply forget that song ever existed…
But then when “shuffle” choose to use it’s power and bring back that song to you, you listen to it again and everything you’ve felt hits you ever so strong and the music becomes physical.”
The full “Hits Me Like A Rock” single comes complete with remixes from Dillon Francis and Mad Decent’s digital dance purveyors Depressed Buttons.
Overall, LaLiberaciónfinds the band at the peak of their powers, pushing past everything that has come before into an exciting new future.
“I think it’s a celebration of our friendship,” says Lovefoxxx. “I think that this album has a ‘finding your gang’ feel.”

RIS009: With NEW Greg Wilson edit – Subvader “Each Time We Touch” &Video+Free Downloads

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2011 by dk

Subvader aka Peter Wiley is a 20 yr-old bass producer/DJ lightwarped in from the distant galaxies of Michigan, USA. Always enflamed with passion, his sci-fi-sex vibes draw heavily from the UK funky movement, crunk and Chicago house as well as from the refined side of dubstep and garage. His recent work is receiving support from the likes of Melé, Distal, Dillon Francis, Kastle, Reid Speed, LOL Boys and Monki of Rinse FM. After an inclusion on our Think Tank Volume One release and a stellar remix of Eddie Hoey’s debut tune “Tonight,” we proudly present Subvader’s first full fledged offering on our label!