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Pedro 123 – Slush EP – Get Some(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2012 by J.D.

In between running a taste-making music blog and club night of the same name the label arm of Get Some presents its fifth release, the Slush EP, from the precocious talent that is South-London’s own Pedro 123. After a flurry of groundwork over the past year having remixed tracks for Trim, MIK, Lakosa & iO and Starkey it’s evident that his passion for Grime and Garage is the stimulus for his tracks. It’s no surprise then, that the 18-year-old has already received praise and multiple spins from Radio 1’s Skream & Benga, Dirtybird’s French Fries and Rinse FM’s Roska, Brackles and Monki for his well-informed approach to his productions.
Title track Slush sees playful Zomby-esque synths teased over a thumping kick drum which acts as the skeleton of track whilst groove-laden drums interject for some off-kilter rhythmic patterns. Utilizing a selective sound palette, the raw textures and shape-shifting percussion compliment the minimalist aesthetic of the track and make for an intriguing A-side.
On the other side Jetpack Joyride benefits greatly from descending synth chords that are accompanied by a barrage of Eski-influenced kicks and snares. Whilst the track is slightly more urgent and unrestrained than the A-side it’s anchored by a heavily swung Garage drum pattern that gives it an old-school feel.
Remix duties come courtesy of highly-revered Bassline producer and Unknown to the Unknown signee, Checan, who takes the track back to ’95 on his reinterpretation. With a euphoric intro that evolves into crashing 4×4 drums, chopped Reggae vocals and sublow basslines the memorable synth-work of the original remains but with the addition of melancholic chords in the breakdown.
As London’s ever-evolving musical landscape ploughs on this addition to the melange sees a young producer who sticks firmly to his roots and adds a refreshing spin whilst doing so. With Pedro 123’s refined ear and multi-faceted music inspirations the release of the Slush EP sees him top off a landmark year with some of most accomplished work to date.
Artist: Pedro 123
 Title: Slush EP
 Label: Get Some
 Catalogue No: GSR005
 Release Date: 12.11.12
 Format: 12″ Vinyl & Digital
1. Slush
 2. Jetpack Joyride
 3. Slush (Checan Remix)

Example – Say Nothing(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2012 by J.D.





This year Example sold-out his first 14-date UK arena tour amazing fans with his blinding, critically acclaimed live show rivalling that of his stadium-size rock contemporaries. Last year he a sat at the top of the UK charts with a No.1 certified platinum album ‘Playing in the Shadows’ and two consecutive No.1 singles including ‘Changed the Way You Kiss Me’ and‘Stay Awake’.

There is no rest for man of the moment Example, he’s back and ready to unleash the massive comeback single from his third studio album. Produced by DJ Dirty South, ‘Say Nothing’ is an anthemic stadium filler, laced with a hooky guitar riff and signature Example killer chorus. This track is a destined radio smash; overflowing with Example’s classic lyrical prowess.


Currently featuring alongside Calvin Harris on the huge single ‘We’ll Be Coming Back’ released on the 29th July.  Whilst still maintaining his stranglehold on the world of Electronica with 12 shows in Ibiza this season, Example has spent this summer on the road playing a plethora of festivals across the UK and Europe including T in the Park, Wireless, Radio 1’s Hackney Weekender and Benicassim to name a few.

Ministry of Sound will release ‘Say Nothing’ on the 16th September with an array of A-list remixes courtesy of TC, Roska, Burns, Foamo and Hardwell.

Grievous Angel – Kleer (Forefront Recordings)(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2012 by J.D.

Artist: Grievous Angel
Title: Kleer
Label: Forefront Recordings
Release Date: 30th April
Format: 12” Vinyl & Digital
Catalogue No: FORE004


1. Grievous Angel – Kleer
2. J Beatz – Subwoofer (Grievous Angel Remix)

This is a welcome return from Sheffield-based producer Grievous Angel who has been known for his slew of edits and live remixes – whether it be Grime, Dancehall, House or UK Funky. Having done this for Keysound label-mates Dusk & Blackdown as well as random re-works of productions from artists like Wiley (check 2009’s Ice Rick refix under the alias of Bubblez), Grievous Angel has got an eye for recycling existing ideas but is no slouch when it comes to his original productions either. His new EP on Forefront recordings see’s him manifest his love of UK Funky with two cuts that showcase his ability to move dancefloors with crispy drums and the undeniable swing of House and Garage.

Lead track ‘Kleer’ is built up around grandiose arpeggios over percussive drums that mirror the brutal urgency of UK Funky and drum programming of Dutch house. Whilst the basslines are militant, the addition of the whirring synths adds an air of smoothness to proceedings and builds a sense of eerie tension around the otherwise stomping effort.

On the flipside is his remix of J Beatz’ ‘Subwoofer’ (previously released on Forefront) oozes tropical vibrations with a tribal-esque beat pattern that ebbs and flows effortlessly and will work as a great tool in club sets. Rhythmically the remix possesses all the swagger of early Cooly G and Roska efforts yet there’s an underlying influence of dub as the subtle low-end bassline becomes more prominent as the track progresses.

Outlook Festival 2012!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 15, 2012 by J.D.

THE FOUR OWLS and many, many more confirmed ….


“The best four days of bass music in Europe, if not the world.” – Resident

After creating a buzz in the Bass Music community it’s time to spill the beans and announce the second wave of acts joining the Outlook lineup. Welcoming back some familiar faces along with newcomers, established headliners and classic pioneers, Outlook Festival proudly presents its broad spectrum of acts.

Kicking off the proceedings is a name that has been around since the very beginning of Outlook and who has played a massive part in the music we love. Skream is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in modern dance music and an artist that has been a regular feature on the Outlook lineup. Anyone that has attended previous years will be aware of the hype surrounding Skream and his high-energy performances. His incredible versatility ranges through many genres and finds a comfortable home across main stages, boat parties and more intimate surroundings.  Back for the 4th time, Outlook Festival proudly announce, Skream.

Set in the breathtaking abandoned Fort Punta Christo, the Outlook site looks like something from another world. By far one of the most unique festival sites in Europe, Outlook is located on the northern coast of Croatia and is surrounded by crystal clear Adriatic waters. Outlook boasts the best location for sun soaked beach parties and all night raving till sunrise in the Fort. The legendary Outlook boat parties will also be setting sail with some of the most exciting names in Bass Music and Soundsystem Culture!

Looking back to the foundations of Dub and Reggae, Outlook announce a very special duo. Founded by brothers Norman and Ralston Grant in Jamaica during the late 1960s, the Twinkle Brothers became an instant hit. Since then they have created their own Twinkle label and helped to build over 60 albums with collaborators. On stage the Twinkle Brothers have gained global recognition with Norman as the energetic front man along side Ralston driving their rich sound.

Just in case you’ve forgotten, Drum and Bass plays a massive role in the Outlook lineup and its time to add two of the genres finest. Easily one of Brazil’s finest musical exports and a global star, DJ Marky jets to Croatia this summer. Fusing the music of his Latin American upbringing with sounds from London is what gave this DJ a unique sound within the scene. In 2002 his single “LK” entered the UK charts making DJ Marky one of the most popular DJs at the time. This amazing talent oozes sunshine and will sound truly special in Croatia.

Another global super star Outlook will be welcoming is one of the most revered names in Drum and Bass. Descriptions like high-energy and excitement don’t even come close to the devastation Andy C is known for causing. When not travelling the globe tearing dancefloors apart Andy C takes time to pass on his knowledge at Oxford University. With nearly two decades of DJing behind him, who better to tear up the main stage at Outlook this summer?

Experience counts for a lot and for the second time Outlook Festival opens the fort to an extraordinary artist that has inspired listeners for two decades. Zinc began his musical journey back in the early 90’s in London when fusions of Hardcore and Ragga became known as Jungle. In this new genre Zinc built himself a solid reputation that has continued through to the present day. Not only prolific in the realms of DnB but also in the modern sounds of London’s underground scene. Now turning his focus to styles such as Garage, Breakbeat, and Bass, Zinc founded his own unique flex known as Crack House.

One of the biggest names in UK Funky will be joined on stage by a singer who has found a way to compliment the emerging British genre perfectly. No performance would be as better suited to sunshine when Roska & Jamie take to the stage at Outlook this year.

Another duo that Outlook are proud to announce have just finished touring with SBTRKT as his supporting act. Hailing from the creative source that is Croydon, Disclosure join the bill at Outlook Festival. Comprised of two young brothers, Disclosure have made an impressive entrance on to the Bass Music atlas with taste makers like Benji B and Mary Anne Hobbs backing releases. At the ages of 16 and 19 we can’t wait to see what the pair have in store for the future and for their debut performance at Outlook.

Outlook have always been firmly behind up and coming UK Hip Hop. This year Outlook presents one of the most exciting acts to have appeared in some time. The Four Owls make their debut appearance at Outlook alongside some of the Hip Hop greats already confirmed for this year. Fliptrix, Verb T, BVA and Leaf Dog make up the hottest new UK Hip Hop with more onstage energy than a Mediterranean thunderstorm.

With so many stages at Outlook it only seems fair to lend them to some friends for the night to take care of. Founded in 1994 Metalheadz is soon to release its 100th record and has brought through some of the best producers around. Label boss Goldie will see support from the likes of dBridge, Lenzman, Jubei, Calyx, Teebee and MC Lowqui. Our second takeover comes from  London pirate radio institution Rinse FM. Gracing this stage will be some of its finest DJs that include N-Type, Oneman, Zinc, Marcus Nasty, Roska and P Money. Another highly subscribed takeover is always the Shogun Audio Stage brought to you by label boss DJ Friction. Joining him are a force of DJs that include Spectrasoul, Icicle, Alix Perez, Rockwell and SP:MC as your host.

This year Outlook is going out of its way to bring you the biggest names and the most cutting edge sounds around. Expect the best and remember to keep your eyes peeled for more information on our lineup as more news is released.


Festival Tickets On Sale Sunday 22nd January 16:00

For full information regarding Festival Tickets, Boat Party Tickets, Coach Travel from the UK, Transfers from nearby airports, Camping and Accommodation please go to Below is a short overview of the key information.

Outlook Festival Ticket: £135 + bf (18+ only, ticket covers festival entrance only) // Dual Weekender, Outlook & Dimensions Ticket: £230 + bf (18+ only, ticket covers festival entrance only) // Boat Party Ticket: £20 + bf // Camping: Starting From £36 + bf // Sunshine Bus Return Coach from the UK: £175 + bf

Graphics – Mama Grizzlies (Roska remix)(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2012 by J.D.

After sharing the original of ‘Mama Grizzlies’ out on Jesse Rose’s Made To Play this coming Monday, Graphics offers up the Roska remix for streaming.

Adding his trademark deep and dirty basslines, Rinse FM regular Roska takes Graphics atmospheric production and twists it even further into dancefloor territory. Have a listen below

Champion – Sensitivity (Formula Records)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2011 by J.D.

Artist: Champion
Title: Sensitivity
Label: Formula Records
Release Date: 21.11.11
Format: 12″ Vinyl & Digital
Catalogue Number: FRM002

1. Sensitivity (Feat. Ruby Lee Ryder)
2.Tun Up Di Bass
3. Sensitivity Acapella (Digital Only)
After releasing two highly sought-after EP’s this year in the shape of Motherboard and Lighter, one of UK funky’s most prolific producers wastes no time and strikes again with Sensitivity – something a little less aggressive than usual that still maintains the danceable groove that Champion is renown for.

Off the back of her summer collaboration, Full Attention with Terror Danjah, Ruby Lee Ryder lends her vocals to this silky Champion production. With her delicate vocal harmonies she sings in a lullaby like fashion which compliments the subtle synth stabs and refined chopped up bassline.

Champion’s signature raw drum programming is still on show here, only less prominent than on his previous efforts, which gives the track plenty of natural rhythm and also compliments its sultry nature. Sensitivity has gained early support from Mistajam, Marcus Nasty and Cameo as well as featuring on Ben UFO’s current Rinse 16 compliation.

The B-side sees Champion in more familiar dancefloor territory with the unrelenting Tun Up Di Bass bound to please fans of 130 BPM bass music from the likes of Redlight and Roska.

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Ben Westbeech – There’s More To Life Than This (preview)

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

He hasn’t jumped the gun, that’s for sure. Having spent several rudderless years following the release of his debut album Welcome To The Best Years Of Your Life, the re-energised producer, singer and DJ eased himself back in to the breach earlier this year with the single Falling and follow-up Something For The Weekend. Now, finally, the long awaited There’s More To Life Than This album is upon us. Recorded in Berlin, New York, London, Bristol, Munich, Stockholm and Stuttgart with producers Motor City Drum Ensemble, Redlight, Georg Levin, Chocolate Puma, Midland, Soul Clap and Henrik Schwarz, the album marries Ben’s songwriting and soul/jazz instincts with a house edge provided by some of the scene’s leading producers and the result is a harmonious, elegant and above all, individual set.

Finally you can listen this great album as we said before



1. The Book (Produced by Georg Levin)
2. Something For The Weekend (Produced by Danny J Lewis)
3. Falling (Produced by Lovebirds)
4. Same Thing (Produced by Chocolate Puma)
5. Justice (Produced by Motor City Drum Ensemble)
6. Stronger (Produced by Midland)
7. Inflections (Produced by Henrik Schwartz)
8. Sugar (Produced by Redlight)
9. Let Your Feelings Show (Produced by Georg Levin)
10. Butterflies (Produced by Rasmus Faber)
11. Summer’s Loss (Produced by Rasmus Faber)

Also Check :
Ben Westbeech at Nr.1 EMN TOP 30 Promo Chart August 2011 HERE
Ben Westbeech -Something For The Weekend (Video) + Free Download Roska remix +August Mix HERE

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