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Future Roots & Echonic, Marukomu – Oak Tree / Emerge

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2013 by E.N.

Future Roots & Echonic, Marukomu - Oak Tree  EmergeBrand new label AutomAte Deep was masterminded in 2012 by London’s Deficit as a way to showcase what he sees as the shining lights in the dark, dank world of deep and experimental drum and bass.

Starting this, the second release on the label, is Future Roots & Echonic‘s track ‘Oak Tree‘. Filling the void with a large wobble owing to immense sub pressure, the top end counter-attacks with skitterish percussion and a broken down jungle beat. Tight and unforgiving, ‘Oak Tree‘ is a sparse stepper with a distinctly cheeky edge.

Previously heard on labels renowned for their love of the dark minimal side,Marukomu steps up to the plate on the flip with ‘Emerge‘, his take on this release’s obsession with tight, techy vibes. Glacial snares shatter through a thick bass fog as the track progresses and the tension slowly builds. A minimal masterpiece frozen to the core.

Dark and challenging, both tracks perfectly realise AutomAte Deep‘s ethos of releasing cut-throat tracks with individuality. Never play the easy game, that’s the AutomAte way.

http://www.automatednb.co.uk/

Retraflex & Ben Fawce ft. $pyda – Apocalypse: The Remixes on Flexout Audio(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2012 by E.N.

Flexout provide the goods once more with their fourth release of the year – you just can’t keep these guys down.

Serum’s “Apocalypse” remix is a blistering 175 bpm rage through the original with an incredibly addictive bassline and $pyda’s vocals taking the forefront.

Chromatic adds a twist of cold, calculated bass just the right side of nasty, and Rregula adds his own blend of dub dropping the whole ragga-based concoction into a pool of bass darker than Cthulu’s ink sack.

With support from some seriously huge names in the game such as Nicky Blackmarket, Bryan Gee, Bladerunner, Phantasy and Steppa, this is one special little noisemaker.
http://www.flexoutaudio.co.uk/

Download: Africa Hitech – XLR8R Podcast 226

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2011 by E.N.


Download: Africa Hitech – XLR8R Podcast 226

01 Traxman “Footworkin’ on Air”
02 DJ Tre “Ping Pong Trak”
03 Jlin “Erotic Heat” (Planet Mu)
04 Hudson Mohawke “Cbat” (Warp)
05 Cadenza “The Darkest Hype (Philip D. Kick Remix)” (Dummy)
06 Africa Hitech “Out in the Streets” (Warp)
07 Africa Hitech “Out in the Streets (VIP)” (Warp)
08 Krampfhaft “Perfect Gain Structure” (Saturate)
09 DJ Rashad “Welcome to the Chi”
10 DJ Earl “Dragged” (Booty Call)
11 DJ Rashad & DJ Rome “Dat Shit Huff” (Planet Mu)
12 Dillinja and Berti B “Lion Heart” (Bert 1)
13 LTJ Bukem “Horizons (Phillip D. Kick Remix)”
14 Ballistic Brothers “I’ll Fly Away” (Junior Boy’s Own)
15 Formula 7 “Soundboy” (Quayside)
16 Marvellous Cain “Roll Dat Shit” (R:IQ)
17 Ninjaman, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, and Ninja Ford “Bad Boy Lick A New Shot (Jungle Bullet)” (Greensleeves)
18 Traxman “Lifeeeee Is For Ever” (Planet Mu)
19 Moondog “Viking 1″ (Honest Jon’s)

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Bill Laswell’s Method Of Defiance returns with “Dub Arcanium Arcandrum”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2011 by E.N.

Method Of Defiance returns with
“Dub Arcanium Arcandrum”

Remix and dub style versions of tracks culled from the Method Of Defiance albums “Jahbulon” & “Incunabula” featuring remixes from Scientist, Prefuse 73, Mad Professor, SubCode, Dr. Israel, MRC Riddims (the production/DJ team of Oktopus (dalek) & MRC (from Ifwhen & All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors), Perdurabo 6 and Bill Laswell
Method Of Defiance
“Dub Arcanium Arcandrum”

October 11, 2011
MOD Technologies
File under: Rock, Dub, Roots, Reggae,
Dancehall, Drum and Bass, Electronica
MOD Technologies

On October 11, Bill Laswell’s MOD Technologies presents the brand new Method Of Defiance release, “Dub Arcanium Arcandrum.” This new album offers remix and dub style versions of tracks that originally appeared on the 2010 Method Of Defiance albums “Jahbulon” & “Incunabula” and features remixes from Scientist, Prefuse 73, Mad Professor, SubCode, Dr. Israel, MRC Riddims (the production/DJ team of Oktopus (dalek) & MRC (from Ifwhen & All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors), Perdurabo 6 and Bill Laswell.

In October 2010, Bill Laswell launched his brand new M.O.D. Technologies label with “Jahbulon” the first in a series of three releases from the group Methods Of Defiance – the collaborative project featuring vocalists Dr. Israel and Hawkman, legendary bassist/producer, Bill Laswell, keyboardist / Funkadelic – icon, Bernie Worrell, post-modern / futurist drummer Guy Licata, Toshinori Kondo and DJ Krush. The music is a blend of Rock, Dub, Roots, Reggae, Dancehall, Drum and Bass, Electronica and reflects the eclectic words from which each Methods Of Defiance artist floats in.

The second of three releases came in the way of “Incunabula” (instrumental versions of “Jahbulon”) while the series closes out with radical new interpretations of the tracks on “Dub Arcanium Arcandrum.” Scientist starts it off with a retouching of the single “One World” and later reenters with a ganja smoked up “Herb is Burnin”(dub style, of course), & he tosses a disordered ordered mix at the end to make it all fair. Prefuse 73 pushes his space-age hip hop way in, via the future, with his take on a piece from “Incunabula” (and you thought the original was out). Mad professor stumbles in dubbin’ his ass off. SubCode, a Moroccan remixer we have been chasing for a while, remixes as if his life depended on it, the Hawk track “Do or Die”.

Dr Israel remixes two tracks, one of his and one of Hawk’s and this is something we wish he would do more of, the man can remix, damn it. MRC Riddims, the production/DJ team of Oktopus (dalek) & MRC (from Ifwhen & All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors) join in with a reshaping of “Elijah’s Lament” done all Krooklyn style. Bill Laswell not to be upstaged, contributes two mixes from Incunabula, a dub out and an ambient version of “Quantum Echo”. Perdurabo 6, via the Basque speaking part of Spain, gives his almost 6 minute take on “One World” quite pleasant, really.

Tracklisting

01 One World Dub – Scientist
02 Encode Armour Feed Version 1 – Prefuse 73
03 Elijah’s Lament Mad Professor Mix – Mad Professor
04 Do or Die Remix – SubCode
05 Elijah’s Lament Remix – MRC Riddims
06 Taykeovah Version – Dr Israel
07 Herb 4 – Scientist
08 Quantum Echo Apparition – Bill Laswell
09 No Salvation Version – Dr Israel
10 Quantum Echo Entombment Dub – Bill Laswell
11 One World First Claim Version – Perdurabo 6
12 One World Disorder Dub – Scientist

http://www.mod-technologies.com/

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