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Roots Manuva new track ‘Like A Drum’ prod. by Machinedrum

Posted in News with tags , , , , on April 21, 2015 by E.N.

Roots Manuva facetyRodney Smith is arguably the greatest rapper ever to emerge from British shores. Over five albums of sonic invention, which, like all great hip-hop records, ran the gamut between funky fun and sharp-eyed lyrical incision, he’s carved out space for rappers in the UK, and become one the iconic voices in hip-hop from anywhere.

Produced by one of electronic music’s most exciting voices, NYC’s Machinedrum, ‘Like a Drum’ is the second cut from new single Facety 2:11. Urgent and reflective all at once, its percussion swings gorgeously behind a melody intricately weaved from jazz samples and warm pads, Smith’s vocal ruminating on his past, future and present.

In his inimitable words, the single is ‘a wee spring warmer in voodoo coptic dialect shape shifting: the remit the same as ever in awakening one’s inner, modern-day Sun Ra, ODB and Kate Bush on an overdrive of “doing because we can’t help ourselves…’

Facety 2:11 is out 4th May on Big Dada

Machinedrum – ‘Rise N Fall’

Posted in News with tags , , , on November 1, 2013 by E.N.

Taken from the Machinedrum album ‘Vapor City’

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/VaporcityiT

Machinedrum – ‘Vapor City’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2013 by E.N.

Vapor City machinedrum

Machinedrum‘s highly anticipated new album, Vapor City, is out now – buy at the NinjashopiTunes & Amazon.

“Vapor City is an album inspired by a dream city” explains Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum“It’s become such a recurring dream of mine throughout the past few years that I began creating music to it, a collection of different songs each representing different districts in the city.” – explore Vapor City now at a brand new micro-site, and sign up as a Vapor City Citizen for bonus downloads throughout 2013 and into 2014!

His biggest and boldest release to date, Vapor City follows 2011’s heraldedRoom(s), and his work as part of SepalcureJETS and Dream Continuum. Machinedrum embarks on a world tour this Autumn, all dates here, and brings his Vapor City x Boiler Room Trilogy to a close with broadcasts fromLondon and Berlin in the next fortnight.

Machinedrum – ‘Gunshotta’ (Official Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on September 26, 2013 by E.N.

“Gunshotta” is taken from the Gunshotta Ave. EP, released 14 October 2013 on 12″ vinyl

Om Unit to release debut album “Threads”on Civil Music

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 12, 2013 by E.N.

om unit _threadsThreads is the debut album from London producer Om Unit, to be released on Civil Music in October 2013.

While this is a debut full length for Om Unit, real name Jim Coles, it is in fact the producer’s fourth studio album, following from work in the 2000s under the name 2tall. Having reset the clock on his artistic output in 2010, Coles has spent the past three years refining a unique sound as Om Unit via collaborations with Machinedrum on Planet Mu, releases on Goldie’s Metalheadz, dBridge’s Exit Records and Civil Music, his own Cosmic Bridge label and the short-lived Phillip D. Kick alias that fleshed out the links between Chicago’s footwork, jungle and slow/fast. The confluence of all this work takes full flight on Threads.

Artist Om Unit
Title Threads
Label Civil Music
Release Date 28-Oct-2013
Format 2×12” Vinyl/ CD / Digital
Cat: CIV059

Tracklist

1. Folding Shadows
2. The Silence (feat. Jinadu)
3. Healing Rain
4. Jus Sayin’ (feat. Gone The Hero)
5. Drift Interlude
6. Reverse Logic
7. Corridor 2013
8. Nagual
9. Patients (feat. MC Jabu)
10. Deep Sea Pyramid
11. Wall of Light
12. Jaguar
13. Wicker and Pearl
14. Governer’s Bay
15. The Road (feat. Charlie Dark

Across its fifteen tracks Threads articulates Om Unit’s musical journey from his beginnings to the present. It references his hip hop background, in the swung out, hypnotic headnod of ‘Wall of Light’ and the positive message of ‘Just Sayin’’, a collaboration with the mysterious Gone The Hero, (who will be stepping out of the shadows on Jneiro Jarel’s Label Who imprint in 2014,) and touches on the music that has impacted him in recent years such as dubstep, the bassweight of which anchors the album. Dubstep’s influence is most obvious in the eyes-down roller ‘Nagual’ and the deeply emotive ‘The Silence’ featuring vocalist Jinadu. There are also hints of slow-mo house’s chug, a sound Coles first experimented with upon taking the Om Unit name. It’s this slow groove that drives the spellbinding ‘Patients’ featuring Young Echo’s MC Jabu, who gives life to the beat with poetic raps, and it’s also central to the 2013 reworking of ‘The Corridor’, a track from the first Om Unit release. Here Coles slows the original’s key elements down even further while managing to keep all the slow moving, hypnotic magic of the original.

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the album is grounded in Coles’ junglistic roots, a relationship that has driven much of his recent output and DJ work. Here it takes on its most refined form yet, equally apparent throughout but obviously manifested on the most dancefloor friendly tracks: ‘Jaguar’, ‘Wicker and Pearl’ and ‘Governer’s Bay’. These three tracks close the album but not before one more parting shot, the deeply meaningful ‘The Road’ featuring London’s urban poet, and legend, Charlie Dark.

http://www.omunit.com/

Machinedrum – ‘Eyesdontlie’ (DJ Shadow Remix)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on July 18, 2013 by E.N.

Machinedrum’s single ‘Eyesdontlie’ released July 29 on Ninja Tune – red & black 12″ vinyl and download.

Download:Cell Broco Spring Mix

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on June 26, 2013 by E.N.

Cell Broco Spring MixBig Dada are very pleased to announce the signing of Cell Broco. A 22 year old singer and producer from Manchester, Cell Broco has come up through the roots of bassline and funky and now makes his way into the city’s unique house scene, producing nostalgic and futuristic 4/4 house like it should be – sparse, low-slung and full of funk.

If you were lucky enough to make it to Sala BeCool in Barcelona at Sonar you will have caught Cell Broco’s debut appearance for the label alongside Machinedrum, Letherette, Illum Sphere, Martyn and Lapalux. If not, then check out this new mix he’s dropped for a taste of what’s in store from Big Dada’s fresh new talent.

https://twitter.com/Cell_Broco

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