Anyone who’s come and seen me DJ lately knows I’ve been loving me some UK Funky. This guy Roska is doing some nice stuff that sort of connects with some of the vibes and textures of Grime. Some rugged with the smooth. Here’s a podcast he did of all his own stuff, enjoy.
Roska – 100% Roska Podcast
A nice reggae dubstep mix from the big bad Vibes Ambassador sound out of Nurenberg, Germany. Jahdan and I had a great time playing for them on our last tour at their Amplified Attitude dance and cut a dub of The General for them, which is on the mix. Tracklist here.
Part of the excitement is that his mixes are littered with original exclusives and refixes and female vocal power, and Poppa Ezra is one of best club beatmakers around right now, so the moral of the story is: NYC STAND UP!
Just got a hold of this quasi-new set from Appleblim and Wedge, recorded on sub fm. I hadn’t heard of Wedge before, but am feeling his production, more of this post-dilla, slowish dubstep kind of thing that keeps popping up. It’s a little reminiscent of darkstar. Nice to hear radio sets where the djs are blatantly having a laugh in the studio… Vibes!!
A heavily syncopated journey deep into drum oriented dance floors.
Waer returns with a new mix! A really strong, undeniably dope selection of beat-driven instrumentals, a bit of West African mysticism/religion/belief, and if this is not his best mix yet, it is certainly his most effective.Â You can preview/download the mix here, but head over to Culture System for a link heavy tracklist and more info.
Head over to Eddie Stats/The FADER’s Ghetto Palms to check out an extra speical blend of Jahdan Blakkamoore unreleased, exclusives, classics, rarely heard remixes, teasers, champion sound system Funksworthy FM dubplates, etc. mixed by Geko Jones w/ special assistance from Noble Society producer Fuego Campo. Peep the straightforward, honest note from Gex and the track by track description/rundown of the mix.Â This is all in anticipation of the album release party tomorrow. You already know BUZZROCK WARRIOR is available, and we’ll have copies at the party too!
I found this culture mix posted up on the massive b site, where I was half-heartedly looking for some events popping off last night. It seemed like saturday was the off-night between some mega arena jams at bb kings on friday and later tonight, so I was a little thrown to see bounty + beenie together on the marquee at Roseland – whoops! It was not to be though, I had a date with the russian vodka room which was kind of cool in its own way, and the line looked a little out of hand anyhow.
Bvdub – Return To Tonglu
RHy-s on – 2
Bijan Mofid – Shahreh Ghesseh, I & II
Co$$ feat. Blu – Angelic
Jamie Vexd – In System Travel
Zomby – Tears in the Rain
Dred Man-Gi feat. Nell â€“ NaÌƒo Ta Se Entender
Kasai Allstars – Tshitua fuila mbuloba
King Midas Sound – Cool Out
Alpha Blondy – Jerusalem
Cauto – Despartar
G-Side – Alpine Tick
it’s here & here & here also – big up Dave, Chris, and thecrookedclef for the uppage. in between the multiple daily posts of other people’s stuff, i manage to patch together a series of sounds, and it runs deep! i made it a few weeks ago, recorded some of it at WFMU-FM, edit in Logic.
Schlachthofbronx are preparing to release their debut. In meantime, the Bavarian bounce developers link up with South African cribwalkers (them Slush Puppy Kids aka Spoek Mathambo + Big Space) to offer us an appetizer, a taste of what’s to come.Â This mini-mix, which contains tracks from a forthcoming EP that drops before the album, is a dancefloor scorcher–extreme heat.
Spoek Mathambo returns with another miraculous (dark and surreal) mix of dance music from ’round the whirled. Words are a waste of time– do yourself a favor, download and enjoy the mix, baby—like the delirious African in the intro suggests.
FEVER – SPOEK & SO CALLED FRIEND (HOSTAGE REMIX)
BONGO JAM – CRAZY COUZINZ (BOKBOK & L-VIS1990 REFIX)
AKUSE – ALCAPOEM
ALMIGHTY FATHER – SUNSHIP FT WARRIOR QUEEN (SOLID GROOVE REMIX)
WONTON GARDEN – MATT SHADETEK
DEM NAH LIKE IT – SPOEK MATHAMBO & JAHDAN BLACKAMORE & 77KLASH
BULLETPROOF – LA ROUX (FOAMO REMIX)
WARDANCE – FOAMO
DANCE, DANCE, DANCE – LYKI LI (BURAKA SOM SISTEMA)
BITCH MADE – KASI HOUSE MAFIAS
DREAMS – DJ WHAT WHAT
I’MA TELL YOUR MAMA ON YOU – RED THE HOMELESS GFUNK BEATBOX
Waer Rock dropped another excellent mix last week over at Culture System, Melodic Wonkster – a collection of euphonic wobble sickness for those tired of the standard wubstep “wub wub”. Waer moved away from the downbeat treaty (or what we called “noir noir”) to a sonically harsher territory; a relentless attack of wobble/wonk that is not only tolerable but very enjoyable, simply because of the constant change up of styles in the mix and the interesting “design forms”/wobble structures the selected producers invested in the tracks.
Good friend and fellow bass fiend The Crooked Clef has the best taste of any of theÂ bloggers writing over at Trash Menagerie. He also does serious damage behind his Traktor pulled decks. He hasÂ been putting out a semi-regular series called Trash in the Bassment-Â check last edition’s tropical deluge for confirmation of the mans skills and taste. His latest goes allÂ house-y in that way that I get embarrassed about loving. But believe- this is a HEAVY HEAVY mix that I can imagine going off at Night Slugs or any of the other gutter house/heavy bass parties that you can find out in the wide wide world. Below find Vol VI
Here’s an hour long mix Andy did for London’s Diesel U:Music Radio. Grab your passport.. we’re going all over the place. This one is a trip, all sorts of unexpected and pleasant stops — Soca, Dancehall, Merengue, Bullerengue, Coupe Decale, Zouglou, Funana, Punta, Dubstep, Crunk and Enjoy!