This Friday’s FACT session is packed with exclusives, and comes mixed by the more than able hands of RAMP Recordings boss Tom Kerridge.
The label debuted mid-way through the last decade, releasing leftfield hip-hop from the likes of Count Bass D and Kankick. 2008 saw the label hit second gear in terms of productivity, and with it, a shift in focus to the UK’s underground dance music spectrum, with releases arriving from Zomby, FaltyDL, 2562 and Taz Buckfaster.
2009 was marked by a Zomby album, One Foot Ahead of the Other, alongside singles from Shortstuff, Hot City and Flying Lotus, while 2010 has seen Ramp enter its album stage proper, with P.U.D.G.E’s Idiot Box, Maxmillion Dunbar’s Cool Water and Shortstuff’s Summer of Shortstuff 10” project. Kerridge doesn’t just run Ramp of course, he also handles the few-more-shady BRAiNMATH label, which has spent the last few years peddling one-sided, limited vinyl releases from the likes of Untold, Airhead, James Blake and Bakongo, while his newest venture, PTN, sees him indulge his love of house music, with releases so far from Breach, Hackman, Doc Daneeka and Hypno.
As you might expect, more full-length offerings are pencilled in for 2011; read our interview with Kerridge over the page for an insight into what the label has on the horizon. And while you’re doing that, download his FACT mix, which features unreleased cuts from Brackles, DJ Dom, Hackman, T. Williams and more alongside classics from Two Lone Swordsmen and Pepe Braddock.
Download: FACT mix 193 – Tom Kerridge
(Available for three weeks)
1. NOCHEXXX – Vapour Cruz [forthcoming RAMP Recordings]
2. Computer Jay – ZapBack (feat. AliBaBa) [forthcoming RAMP Recordings]
3. DJ Dom – Sunshowers [forthcoming Blunted Robots]
4. Two Lone Swordsmen – Glide By Shooting [Emissions Audio Output]
5. Nick Høppner – Brush Me Down [Ostgut-Ton]
6. Pepe Bradock – C. U. @ Minna & Lafayette [Atavisme]
7. DJ Dom – Computer Love [forthcoming PTN]
8. Braiden – The Alps [forthcoming Doldrums]
9. Aramac – Hurt Inside [CD-R]
10. Shortstuff – Bumpy Chuckles [CD-R]
11. Brackles – Blo [!K7]
12. Hackman – Daylight Fires, Buzzin’ [forthcoming PTN]
13. T. Williams – People’s Choice [forthcoming PTN]
14. Brackles – Earphone Memories [CD-R]