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Jack Dixon & Robin Card-Decade EP with remixes from Eliphino, James Fox & Colo (preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2011 by J.D.

Following music from Ramadanman, Bearweasel, and Spatial, amongst others, the latest release on TAKE Records is a four track EP from Jack Dixon & Robin Card, two producers with a distinct sound encompassing both the melodic influence of the Motor City and the drumplay of the UK underground.

‘Adrian’ opens the EP, fusing carefully filtered synths and unintelligible vocal snippets to create a dense sonic field. ‘Leave’ works skittering hi-hat patterns around speaker-worrying low-end, while ‘Keith’ provides the most uplifting moment on the package, with rattling snares tripping enthusiastically over both fluid and chopped melodic elements. The last of the original tracks, ‘Alone’, finds a detuned synth loop lurching awkwardly over steady 2-step drums, leaving just enough space for a detached-sounding vocal refrain.

Brownswood Recordings’ Eliphino turns in the first of the remixes, fitting ‘Keith’ with his own brand of organic percussion and paring it with twinkling arpeggios. Label mainstay James Fox, fresh from a release on Brighton’s Well Rounded, takes the core elements of ‘Leave’ and slows them to a more house-friendly tempo, adding fresh drumwork and well-marshalled pauses to complete the transition. Finally Colo, TAKE’s newest signings, rebuild ‘Alone’ as a piece of super-slow motion 4/4, replaying the original melody and bringing all manner of analogue equipment to bear on a mix that belies their age.

artist: Jack Dixon & Robin Card
title: Decade EP
label: Take Records
date: 06 June 2011

1. ‘Adrian’
2. ‘Leave’
3. ‘Keith’
4. ‘Alone’
5. ‘Keith’ (Eliphino Remix)
6. ‘Leave’ (James Fox Remix)
7. ‘Alone’ (Colo Remix

Paul Pre – Outlook Mix

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2011 by J.D.

Another new Mix From our mate Paul Pre,this time as Outlook (Festival)Mix.Search for more Paul Pre mixes

01. Lone – Cloud 909
02. Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You
03. Roska – Proverbs
04. Bakey Ustl – First Class
05. T. Williams – Hard Cash
06. DVA – Step 2 Funk
07. Ramadanman – Grab Somebody
08. Jacques Greene – The Look
09. Joy Orbison – BB
10. Hypno – Over The Top
11. Girl Unit – Shade On
12. Bok Bok – Stupid Things
13. Salva – Keys Open Doors (Machinedrum Remix)
14. Jackal Youth – Let Me Be
15. Eliphino – You’ll Know
16. SBTRKT – Colonise
17. Pariah – Crossed Out
18. Jamie Grind – Footwork
19. Mizz Beats – Sactuary
20. George Fitzgerald – Painted Jezebel
21. Nosaj Thing – Voiced (Dorian Concept Remix)


Various Artists: 116 & Rising (Hessle Audio)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2011 by J.D.

One of the reasons ascribed to dubstep’s continuing success has been its ability to absorb influences from across the entire electronic spectrum, and no label has been more key to its continuing evolution than Hessle Audio. Started in 2007 by David Kennedy, Ben Thomson and Kevin McAuley, the label quickly became a benchmark for quality, through releases from (the then) new artists like TRG, Untold and James Blake, as well as a vehicle for their own productions.With 18 releases over the past three years, the imprint is renowned for its impeccable quality control. Kennedy is their most prolific producer, under his Ramadanman and Pearson Sound monikers, now amalgamated into his own name. Ben UFO has always stayed true to his initial love, that of DJing almost as curation: he demonstrates this biweekly on his Rinse FM radio show and at Hessle’s Fabric residency, having been one of the first to start playing with the tempo to allow for older house and garage influences in his sets. Pangaea defined his sonic palette on a self-titled EP, a landmark of 2010, with minimal rolling basslines, vocal-driven melodies and more than a nod to the music’s old school roots.

The compilation exists as a way to unite the entire Hessle roster, as well as allowing them an avenue to put out work by friends and producers they have been unable to work with so far.The first disc is all new work plus a second has a selection of choice cuts from the back catalogue.There’s also work from producers who they feel have shaped the label’s aesthetic, like D1’s ‘Sub Zero’, whose sub bass stabs were a staple of the early DMZ sets that they initially united over back in 2005. One of their close affiliates, Addison Groove is also featured, his anthem ‘Footcrab’ having done so much to bring the tough tempo of juke to the world’s dancefloors.The subtle pitch-shifting of a looping hip hop vocal and the polyrhythmic patter of rim shots and cymbals on ‘Fuk Tha 101’ are unmistakably his. Another producer previously unreleased on Hessle is synth-mad Randomer whose ‘Brunk’ features an industrial strength kick and finishes up with ghostly pads invoking musique concrete.The disc is rounded off by Bristol’s Peverelist, whose own dub-soaked productions, as well as those released on his label Punch Drunk, owe so much to that city’s rich musical traditions. On ‘Sun Dance’ synth chords bring to mind the dystopian drum n bass of DJ Krust, the track driven forwarded by paper-like hi-hats and cymbals.There’s a single claustrophobic Hammond note held through to the close alongside the echoing sounds of water dripping in a cave.

Disc one kicks off with the spritely chimes and shuffling beat of Elgato’s ‘Music’, whose muted vocal chant was used to such beautiful effect in Kennedy’s recent FABRICLIVE mix. Untold bring’s detuned chords, jangling glass and a cheeky synth line, breaking down into mutant funky house. Blawan’s ‘Potchla Vee’ reveals some unexpected instrumentation: the skittering of what sounds like the cogs of a clock gives little breathing room to the assault of tribal drums and processed grunts.The Pearson Sound track ‘Stifle’ seems to slow things down, with an adenoidal vocal snippet acting as counterfoil to the percussive snap of the drums, delicate EQing and synth washes providing characteristic texture. Once again on ‘Twice’, Joe demonstrates the effectiveness of unexpected drum sampling, with a disconnected beat cooked up out of error bleeps and the tap of a typewriter. Pangaea’s own contribution is a rave homage; oscillating between synth stabs and a filtered ragga MC sample, the track is layered with a bouncy acid bassline, creating a phantom jump up effect. Romania’s TRG was Hessle’s first release and here builds on his mutant garage template, with a reverb-soaked drum kit jostling against some analogue pads and a seagull-sounding distorted warble. James Blake, re-edits an earlier Hessle release, bringing the processed vocals to the fore much in the style of his recent album. It’s soul music that’s undecidedly electronic, the vocals screwed and chopped into the background, a virtuoso display of arrangement ordering a lacklustre pair of cowbells, a chorus of shuffles, croaks and pads into an infectious slow burner.

title:116 & Rising
label:Hessle Audio, UK. (Distributed by S. T. Holdings, UK.)
formats:3×12”, double CD & digital

CD 1
01. Elgato – Music (Bodymix)
02. Untold – Cool Story Bro
03. Blawan – Potchla Vee
04. Pearson Sound – Stifle
05. Joe – Twice
06. Randomer – Brunk
07. Pangaea – Runout
08. Cosmin TRG – Bijoux
09. D1 – Sub Zero
10. Addison Groove – Fuk Tha 101
11. James Blake – Give A Man A Rod (Second Version)
12. Peverelist – Sun Dance
CD 2
01. Pangaea – You & I
02. Untold – Test Signal
03. Blawan – Fram
04. James Blake – Buzzard & Kestrel
05. Untold – I Can’t Stop This Feeling
06. Joe – Rut
07. Ramadanman – Blimey
08. TRG – Put You Down
09. Joe – Level Crossing
10. Pangaea – Why
11. TRG – Broken Heart (Martyn’s DCM Remix)
12. Ramadanman – Don’t Change For Me

Blawan-Bohla EP on R & S

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2011 by J.D.

R&S welcome another newcomer to the family. With only one release behind him on Hessle Audio and a wicked remix for Warp (The Hundred In The Hands) Blawan finds his new tracks in demand from the likes of James Blake, Jackmaster, Untold, Ben UFO, Ramadanman and Pariah.

The title track is already creating a bit of a stir from its inclusion in a few high profile dj sets, but all three tracks raise the game for this young producer. The whole ep is filled with an honest, infectious energy, just like his dj sets.

You can’t pigeonhole this as ‘post’ anything, its pure, stripped down, club music. Sometimes drums, bass and acid is all you need.

Artist: Blawan

Title: Bohla EP

Label: R & S

Format: Vinyl & Digital

Release: Vinyl – 28/2/11 & Digital – 14/3/11

01. Bohla
02. Kaz
03. Lavender

FabricLive 56: Pearson Sound / Ramadanman

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2011 by J.D.

Release date 21-Mar-2011

01.Pearson Sound – Hawker 

02. Levon Vincent – Late Night Jam 

03. Elgato – Music (Body Mix) 

04. Marcello Napoletano – Everyday Madness 

05. Tiyiselani Vomaseve – Vanghoma 

06. Pearson Sound – Wad (fabric Edit) 

07. Julio Bashmore – Battle for Middle You 

08. Ramadanman – Grab Somebody 

09. Ramadanman & Appleblim – Void23 (Carl Craig Re-edit) 

10. Pearson Sound – Project 

11. Joy Orbison – GR Etiquette (Pearson Sound symphonic refix) 

12. J Kenzo – Ruckus (Martin Kemp Remix) 

13. Fugative – Bad Girl (Lil Silva Dub) 

14. A Made Up Sound – Demons 

15. Jam City – Night Mode 

16. Mr Mageeka – Different Lekstrix 

17. Pangaea – Inna Daze 

18. Pearson Sound – Stifle 

19. MJ Cole feat. Wiley – From the Drop 

20. Pinch – Qawwali 

21. Joy Orbison vs. Ramadanman – J. Doe Them 

22. Pearson Sound – Picon 

23. Burial – Pirates 

24. Die Barbie Musik Kollektive – Face (Junk) 

25. GIRL Unit – IRL (Original / Bok Bok Remix) 

26. D1 – Subzero 

27. S-X – Woo Riddim / Ramadanman – Glut 

28. Addison Groove – Fuck the 101 

29. Mala – City Cycle / Joe – Claptrap (Tease) 

30. Sigha – Light Swells (In A Distant space)

More Info soon

Jamie Woon – Night Air Remixes (Deadboy & Becoming Real Remixes)(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2010 by J.D.

artist: jamie woon

label: good years

cat no: NIGHT01

 Jamie Woon again with Night Air.Extremely limited vinyl release of Deadboy & Becoming Real remixes of Jamie Woon’s Night Air. 100% official.

Preorder at Rub a Dub Now

Jamie Woon – Night Air (Official Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2010 by J.D.

Our Favorite Jamie Woon already listed at BBC Sound of 2011 longlist
More on Night Air(preview remixes)Here


Directed by Lorenzo Fonda
Best watched in 1080p HD

Out now in the UK and worldwide soon.
and 12″ at

new Dubstep mix for the vast Podcast by Shape

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2010 by J.D.

This is a brand new vast Podcast (#9) by resident Shape…Future Bass Heavy Dubstep tunes with African Rhythms. Don´t sleep on this one! Tracklist is promising and mix is dope. Feel free to leave some feedback

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01. James Blake – Foot Notes
02. Anonymous – Black Out
03. 2562 – Love In Outer Space
04. TRG – Back In The Days
05. Joe – Level Crossing
06. Flying Lotus – Recoiled
07. Agoué – Dambala Skit
08. Blawan – Fram
09. Octa Push – Quebu Sabe
10. The Bug – Skeng (Kode 9 Remix)
11. Africa Hitech – Blen
12. Scuba – Three Sided Shape
13. Mount Kimbie – Blind Night Errand
14. Robot Koch – Gorom Sen
15. Zed Bias – Cosmic Minefield
16. Phokus – Inta (Wadadda Remix)
17. Unknown – Tuff Africa
18. Sbtrkt – Laika
19. Addison Groove – Footcrab
20. Ramadanman – Glut
21. Untold – Stop What You’re Doing (James Blake Remix)
22. Joe – Digest
23. A Made Up Sound – Closer
24. TRG – Since Last Night
25. Jose James – Blackmagic (Untold Remix)
26. Jose James – Warrior (Sbtrkt Remix)
27. Africa Hitech – Sound Of Tomorrow

Floating Points Ensemble – Post Suite / Almost In Profile (Ninja Tune, December 6th)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2010 by J.D.

Ninja Tune are very proud to announce that the first record by the hotly tipped Floating Points Ensemble will be released by the label on december 6th. The double-A ten inch single features two tracks by the full Ensemble recorded and mixed at the legendary Abbey Road Studios for the Ninja Tune XX twentieth anniversary celebration.

Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points has been wowing th electronic music world since his self-released debut 7″ single came out early in 2009. Releasing predominantly on Eglo records (which he runs alongside Rinse Fm’s Alexander Nut) as well as Planet Mu and R2, Shepherd’s productions have earned him the support of such luminaries as Theo Parrish, Kyle Hall, Benji B, Ramadanman, Four Tet, Kode 9 and Mary Anne Hobbs. What’s less well known, perhaps, is that Shepherd is also classically trained, an aspect of his character which is allowed full rein when writing, composing and arranging for the Floating Points Ensemble. The 16 piece group led by Shepherd recently won last year’s ‘Best Maida Vale Session’ at Gilles Peterson’s ‘Worldwide Awards’ and this spring spent a week at Abbey Road recording the music contained on this release.

The results are sumptuous and soulful, Fatima Bramme Sey’s voice literally floating above massed strings, percussion and Shepherd’s interventions on Fender Rhodes. A beautiful suite of music which confirms Sam Shepherd’s role as a key player in modern British music.

Floating Points Ensemble – Post Suite / Almost In Profile
(Promo CD/10″) Ninja Tune ZENCDS278P/ZEN10278, 2010-12-06

Tracklisting :
A1. Post Suite
B1. Almost In Profile

Violin: Qian Wu & Charlotte Bonneton
Viola: Matt Kettle
Cello: Magda Pietraszewska
Flute: Renate Sokolovska
Saxophone: James Gardiner-Bateman
Trumpet: Freddie Gavita
Bass/ARP Odyssey: Olly Buxton
Guitar: Billy Adamson
Percussion: Chris Marshall
Drums: Joshua Blackmore
Vocals: Fatima Bramme Sey
Fender Rhodes/Sequential Pro One & Prophet: Sam Shepherd
Written & Arranged by Sam Shepherd

Biography :
Manchester Born, London based 24 year old producer/dj/composer Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points has quickly become one of the most respected and sort after musicians in modern music. Debuting in February 2009 with the limited 7 inch ‘For You/Radiality’ (Eglo records) he has gone on to establish himself as one the forerunners of today’s new dance music movement, earning the respect of his peers and contemporaries such as Theo Parrish, Kyle Hall, Benji B, Ramadanman, Four Tet, Kode 9 and Mary Anne Hobbes. Releasing predominantly on Eglo records (which he runs alongside Rinse Fm’s Alexander Nut) as well as Planet Mu, R2, Ninja Tune and notching up remixes and features for the likes of Domino, Ubiquity, XL, Fabric and Rinse.

The name Floating Points holds just much weight within the Dj world as its does in production, song writing and arrangement. In a short space of time Shepherd has won over crowds around the world with his strictly vinyl club sessions, spanning, house, techno, soul and disco, steadily climbing the ranks of the globes most impressive Dj’s, fuelling an indulgent record habit that regularly leads him on trips to both Chicago and Detroit.

Outside of his studio based productions and crate breaking dj sets Shepherd makes use of his classical music training, writing, composing and arranging for the Floating Points Ensemble. The 16 piece group, led by Shepherd recently won the ‘Best Maida Vale Session’ at Gilles Peterson’s ‘Worldwide Awards’. With big plans for 2011 the future is future is looking bright for Floating Points. When not writing, recording or playing music Sam Shepherd can be found in the laboratories of UCL, where is currently studying a PHD in “The Neuroscience.Of Pain”.

Discography :
For You (7″) / Eglo Records, 2009
J&W Beat / Planet Mu, 2009
Love Me Like This / R2 Records, 2009
Vacuum EP (EP) / Eglo Records, 2009
People’s Potential / Eglo Records, 2010

Bei Bei & Shawn Lee – Make Me Stronger (Floating Points Ensemble Remix) / Ubiquity Records, 2009
Sebastien Tellier – L’Amour Et La Violence / L’Amour Et La Violence… / Lucky Number, 2009
Bonobo – Eyesdown / Ninja Tune, 2010
Basement Jaxx – My Feelings (Floating Points Remix) / XL Recordings, 2010
Four Tet – Sing (Floating Points Remix) / Domino Recording Company Ltd., 2010

Ramadanman & Appleblim — Void 23 (Carl Craig Re-Edit)(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2010 by J.D.

Will Saul’s imprint, Aus Music, returns with the much anticipated Ramadanman and Appleblim single “Void 23”, which comes complete with a re-edit from one of the cornerstones of electronic music – Carl Craig. The original track, featured on Damian Lazarus’ just released fabric 54 compilation, further fuses the production sensibilities of dubstep with the sounds and vibes of techno to devastating effect. Carl Craig delivers more than just a re-edit, changing the rhythm structure of the original to enable it to work in peak time house and techno settings. Erol Alkin recently declared that the c2 edit “just blew my mind” after hearing Ramadanman drop it at a recent gig.

In 2010, Carl Craig could be found working on remixes for fellow artists Hot Chip, Radio Slave and Kenny Larkin. This year, Planet E, Craig’s Detroit based label, released EP’s by Gemini, Sandiego and Urban Tribe, to name a few. Next year, the label will celebrate its 20th year anniversary.

Ramadanman co-runs the label Hessle Audio with Panagaea and Ben UFO. He has graced us with several releases from his own imprint as well as esteemed labels Soul Jazz, Tempa and Critical Music.  Most recently, Ramadanman partnered up with Midland on a joint EP for Aus titled ‘Your Words Matter / More Than You Know’, pairing the sounds of classic house and garage with dub step creating something completely fresh.

Appleblim, head of Applepips and co-founder of Skull Disco has been keeping busy as well, with remixes for Paul Woolford and the Ostgut Ton label and the recently released Lipsmacker EP on Aus, a collaboration with fellow Bristol based bass enthusiast, Al Tourettes.

1 void 23

2 void 23 (carl craig re-edit)

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