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Funkystepz – Royal Rumble EP(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2012 by E.N.

Artist: Funkystepz
Title: Royal Rumble EP
Label: F.L.Y
Release Date: 02.04.12
Format: Digital
Catalogue No: FLY007

The prolific collective of Funkystepz keep the flame ablaze for UK Funky with the highly anticipated release of their Royal Rumble EP. After two solid efforts (Fuller and Trouble) on Hyperdub and slew of remix work they return to their own label, F.L.Y, to to showcase 4 unadulterated cuts of UK Funky with a twist.

Opener ‘Warriror’ floats over a percussive drum loop with whirring synths and some gospel-esque piano key stabs. Using squelching basslines sparingly allows room for the track build at it’s own pace and it’s a roller that can fit it to both radio and club sets with ease.

‘Class A’ really takes things up a notch, this time leaning towards a 4/4 time signature and incorporating keys more akin to continental House but Funkystepz still make the sound their own. The playful chords are what really make this one stand out and with the onset of more dread-laden tones as the track progresses, it’s definitely one of their most accomplished efforts to date.

Using a big chunk of the Timbaland-produced ‘Jigga What’ by Jay-Z the aptly title ‘Jigga’ is dramatic as much as it is off the wall. The undeniable traces of Timbaland’s beat patterns are responsible for a great groove but the track is taken to an emotive peak with delayed synths and the inclusion of ravey chords really shakes the directions whole track up.

Title cut ‘Royal Rumble’ finishes off the EP with an intro that promises an euphoric drop but instead we’re treated to an onslaught of doubled up drums and intricate synth play. The guttural basslines work perfectly in tandem with the percussive beat pattern and temperamental melodies, making it one unpredictable trip full of twists and turns that make for a rough ride throughout.

Virus Syndicate – Your Life (Starkey Radio Edit)(Video)

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


Leading UK Dubstep/Grime collective Virus Syndicate present their amazing new single Your Life – remixed by top USA dubstep producer Starkey – tipped for big things in 2011! Also on remix duty are from HeavyFeet and FunkyStepz. Released soon on Safe & Sound. For more info visit www.safeandsound.mu.

Mosca FABRICLIVE Promo Mix

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2010 by E.N.


Mosca’s epic 80 min promotional selection

download Mosca FABRICLIVE Promo Mix
Tracklist:

Blawan – Potchla Vee [Unreleased]
Rubi Dan – Pelvic Floor (Acapella) [Unreleased]
Mosca – Tilt Shift [Forthcoming Fat City]
Deamonds – Tilt Shift Crooks [Unreleased]
Keke Palmer – Super Jerkin’
Equinoxx – Infantry Riddim (Version)
T’Nez – Normal Day (Infantry Riddim)
Kemikal – Hear Mi Nuh (Infantry Riddim)
Navino – Put It On (Infantry Riddim)
Terre Thaemlitz – Radio Freedom
Ramadanman – Grab Somebody [Unreleased]
G.O.D Limited – Bounce
Kismet – Loose Screw [Unreleased]
DJ Deekline & Red Polo – Let It Bump (Hydroz Remix)
Menta – Sounds Of Da Future
Braiden – The Alps [Forthcoming Doldrums]
Seany B – Bass Release
DJ Technics – Hoody Hood Rat
Riva Starr – Maria
Funkystepz – Leave With You [Unreleased]
Dwongo Lab – 60 Seconds
Pariah – Crossed Out
Ramadanman & Midland – More Than You Know
Alison Hinds – Roll It Gal (Acapella)
Doc Daneeka – Hold On [Forthcoming Ramp]
T Williams – Drumstrumental [Unreleased]
Imran Khan – Amplifier
Frankie Bones – Beware
J2K Ft Roses Gabor – Don’t Let It Go [Unreleased]
Mosca – Brand New Polaroid
Loefah – Fire Elements
Jaimeson – Urban Hero
Darqwan – Confused
Tubby vs Footsie – Tiger Style
Joe – Digest
JME Ft Tempz – CD Is Dead (Acapella)
Youngstar – The Formula
TRC Ft Z.O & Bonez – Bang (DJ Q Remix) [Unreleased]
General LOK – Elmo Riddem
CRST – Dance (Mosca Remix) [Forthcoming No Hats No Hoods]

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