Woz is 19 year old Bristolian producer showing some exciting potential with his latest tracks. The BPMs push towards the 140 mark but the riddims have a 130 feel meaning he falls somewhere near that new bracket of bashy-bouncy House being driven by the likes of Mosca, Seiji, Melé and some Dark Sky bits. Here are a couple of tracks, the first of which got him noticed by Mumdance!
Ultraviolet - Woz
He caught our attention through the Soundcloud Group with these two tracks below. The production and general vibes are much better than the ones above - this fits what we've said before, the best tracks usually get released. Saying that, check them all and make your own decisions.
Junky - Woz
Champion Bubbler - Woz
Keep your eyes peeled for this name cropping up more and more this year and stay in touch with him on Twitter.
Brand new project for a couple of members of a band based in Leeds, they go by the name Maribou State. Not going to giveaway too many details at the moment but, if you want a preview of what you sort of sound you'll be hearing from the duo in days to come, check these...
Breathe - Maribou State [RUDEEE]
Casanatra - Maribou State
Get following on Soundcloud now and get hype!
Seeing this has made our day, and I'm sure many others' too. We've watched the progression as the last year/18 months has passed, keen to see what happens, what that studio produces next. Today is a big milestone for the Dark Sky trio - having a Fact Mix under your belt is a considerable step towards being an established artist in the music world. Big respect. Make sure you download this one...
DOWNLOAD: Dark Sky Fact Mix 217 [right click save-as]
01. Valentine – Sampha & Jessie Ware
02. Moth – Burial & Four Tet
03. Falling Up (Carl Craig Remix) – Theo Parrish
04. Ultramarine – Lone
05. Ordinary Things – xxxy
06. Blackmagic (Joy Orbison Recreation) – Jose James
07. Brave (Dark Sky Remix) – Kelis
08. Tell Me (George Fitzgerald Remix) – Groove Theory
09. Falling (Dark Sky Remix) – Ben Westbeech
Remember if you're in the Brighton area you can catch Dark Sky at our Hush Up Launch on 19th February 2011.
Tracks: Straitjacket / 4.42 Oz
Release date: Feb 21st 2011 [Vinyl] / 28th Feb 2011 [Digital]
Buy: Juno / Juno Download
"Kapsize kick starts 2011 with 2 fresh cuts from a new label artist: L-Wiz. While L-Wiz is new to Kapsize, the Swedish duo are in no way new to the dubstep scene - drawing attention with killer tracks like 'Girl From Codeine City' and the classic 'Girlfriend', the production pair have been making high quality dubstep tracks since the early 2004-5 days, even launching the first ever release on Dub Police! It is with pleasure that we announce 'Straitjacket' and '4.42 Oz' find a home on Kapsize!
Keeping in the spirit of Joker's own melodic productions, L-Wiz take a different angle from their previous output - pushing layer after layer of perfectly produced synth lines in harmonic syncracy. 'Straitjacket' is the more dancefloor focussed of the two cuts, with a sleazy, low-slung take on the 'purple' sound we all know and love at Kapsize - while keeping it heavily weighted to provide bass fans with plenty of satisfactory rumble! Flip for the equally melodic '4.42 Oz' which takes a more relaxed approach in vibe, taking things in a futuristic direction while simultaneously referencing the past. Beautifully produced elegant music that you will keep coming back to.
DJ support from everyone from Plastician to 2562 as well as of course being a main staple in Joker's own sets last year."
Oxygen (NDV Remix) - Bunny On Acid [RUDEEE] [buy digital]
Roots Vibration (feat. Ras Spear) - Jack Sparrow & Ruckspin
Trapped In Tivoli - Arkist
Crush - Hodge
Traps - Actraiser
Typewriter Tune VIP - Distal & HxdB [buy vinyl / buy digital]
The Shock - Commodo
Watch both these names closely. This young Glasgow based producer, Koreless, is set for big things and has already gained the attention of Giles Peterson and Jamie XX to name a couple. When you produce tracks like these, there's no wonder the hype builds so quick. He has a forthcoming EP on Pictures Music due out in the next couple of months. No need for ramblings, the music does the talking...
The Look (Koreless Remix) - Jacques Greene
Up Down Up Down - Koreless
Buy Jacques Greene original 'The Look EP' which came out on Lucky Me in December at Juno or Juno Download.
Not enough praise can be sung for this Bristolian producer. Phaeleh is outstanding. His album 'Fallen Light' [preview/buy] was our favourite of 2010. If you haven't bought it yet, it is an essential listen. The mix he did for us is still top of the series, again, if you haven't checked it, do so here or on Mixcloud.
Here we have 3 free tracks which have recently been given out for free. Quality music as per...
Cosmic Funk - Phaeleh
Soulfunk - Phaeleh
Hide (feat. I-mitri) - Phaeleh
Memories (feat. Anneka) - Phaeleh
We hope he continues with the brilliance he brought us in 2010. Support him at Juno and 'LIKE' him on Facebook.
Fallen Light has been nominated for 'Best Album' in the Dubstepforum Awards - go vote for it now.
Basslaced have switched things up and are launching in London at Cable on 11th February. They continue with their across-the-board music policy bringing you the biggest names from a variety of areas in bass music.
This event is not just about the big line-up or it being at our favourite club in the country - we'll be hosting room 2 along with Get Low all night. Expect to hear the latest bangers, lesser-known gems and of course those classic party anthems. Don't miss it. There might even be a t-shirt up grabs for our favourite raver!
Tickets are selling fast so get yours here.
Subscribe on iTunes to the Basslaced podcast.
Check the Basslaced crew on Facebook and Twitter.
Bigger Than Barry resident Phat Pat steps up for our latest locals mix. For those that haven't frequented Barry on a Tuesday at Mint Club in Leeds, it's up there with the livest midweek party in the country. We played in March last year and walked away saying that it's probably the best residency to have. Crisp Funktion 1, hi-tech roof lights and an up-for-anything crowd. Plus it's usually rammed!
On other matters Phat Pat is part of the Cut & Paste Soundsystem who are all about bass-heavy party music, regularly hosting room 2 at Faversham for Metropolis nights. Expect to see some sort of collaboration night not too far in the future. Keep that hush though.
This demonstrates the variety in what he plays out, a mix from deep to popular, get it on the download...
01. The XX - Crystalised (Dark Sky Remix)
02. Sines - Stuff Dreams Are Made Of (Von D's Mooving Stab Remix)
03. Dorian Concept - Her Tears Taste Like Pears
04. Benga - 808
05. Mensah - Pulse 80
06. Jessie Ware & SBTRKT - Nervous
07. Mala - Eyez
08. Kryptic Minds - Wondering Why
09. Gudio - Tantalized
10. Eskmo - The Melody
11. Skream - I Love The Way
12. V.I.V.E.K - Talking Shadows
13. Skream - Fields of Emotion
14. Harry Craze - Gone
15. Guido - Orchestral Lab
16. Benga - I Come From London
17. Headhunter - Prototype (Modeselektor's Broken Handbrake Remix)
18. Skream - Let's Go Fucking Mental
19. Joe - Claptrap
20. Icicle - Anything
21. Primary 1- Never Know (Submerse Remix)
22. Benga - Who Remembers
23. Magnetic Man - Ping Pong
24. Phantasmagorium - Test Crash Dummies
25. Redlight - Stupid
26. Magnetic Man - Certified Banger
27. Girl Unit - Wut
28. Superisk - Find Your Way VIP
29. Elkat - Solis
30. S-X - Woo Riddim
31. Skittles - Typically (Chimpo Remix)
32. Joker & TC - It Aint Got A Name
33. Von D - Show Me (Skreamix)
Catch him playing with us at Bigger Than Barry's 3rd Birthday on 19th February.
RackNRuin ft MC Navigator & Slarta John's 'Territory' Remix Competition!
140 Jungle Mix
"After countless requests from people to remix this banger on Black Butter Records, we thought it was only right to launch a remix competition.
Download the musical parts and top quality vocals from two Jungle / Dancehall legends Navigator and Slarta John (Basement Jaxx)."
"There will be big prizes for the winner and 4 runners up: the tracks will be officially released on Black Butter Records, free Black Butter releases for life and goodie bags plus an extra special grand prize for the winner."
All entries in by Monday 28th February 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck! And remember all remix styles are welcome! Have fun!
For those neurotics who have optimistically entered the New Year with hopes of sticking to an improbable fitness regime, wishes of exploring new educational horizons and the ever-repetitive declaration of learning a new musical instrument, put those recently purchased diaries and schedule notebooks to a more productive and less whimsical use by noting down our events guide for the upcoming months.
Vagabondz (with Zed Bias, Submotion Orchestra & Phaeleh) – Stylus, Leeds: 22 January
Vagabondz returns for the first time in 2011 with one almighty line up that in part plays homage to last years Outlook festival with The Bug & Flowdan, Kenny Ken and SMO, all of whom featured on 2010’s bill, presenting an evening of big Bass, Jungle, Dubstep and House. Check the promo video here.
Modulate (with George Fitzgerald & Submerse) – The Wire, Leeds: 26 January
Modulate’s first night of 2011 boasts an impressive line-up and an all-round big bass affair with George FitzGerald headlining the night at The Wire alongside Submerse and Doncaster trio Mista Men. Following his debut release ‘The Let Down’ on Hotflush Recordings last year, George FitzGerald has amassed considerable acclaim and support in the last twelve months for his amalgamation of house and garage melodies, draped over clipped vocal samples and 2-step patterns. His most notable comparisons are with his peers from Hotflush, Joy Orbison and Mount Kimbie with FitzGerald also becoming Orbison’s first signing to his prominent record label, Doldrums Recordings.
Towards the end of 2010 FitzGerald’s bootleg remix of Groove Theory’s ‘Tell Me’ triggered such pressing demand that it was released as a limited edition white label. With this and the more recent upload on Soundcloud of ‘Heart On Sleeves’ alongside further events scheduled under the producer’s own London club night, Man Make Music, 2011 is set to be an exciting and perhaps defining year.
Bangerang (with Congo Natty & Lil Silva) - Stinky's Peephouse, Leeds: 27 January
Congo Natty headline the largest Jungle-engrossed night of the month with support from Exodus and Lil Silva to ensure there is enough variety to keep everyone dancing until 5am.
Double Trouble Vision – Corsica Studios, London: 28 & 29 January
A wise man once said you could never have too much of a good thing. With regards to the monthly carouse in Elephant & Castle that is certainly the case, so much so that at the end of the month we are being spoiled with a double helping of trouble across the weekend. On Friday the 28th Corsica will host a showcase from Toddla T and Raf Daddy’s label ‘Girls Music’, with dub-veteran David Rodigan headling the bill, before the keys are handed over to Theo Parrish and AUS music for part two, with Will Saul and Ramadanman providing an eclectic array of House, Techno and Dubstep in the adjacent room to the legend from Detroit.
Facebook Group - Part 1 Event - Part 2 Event
Online music store Bleep announce their tracklisting of "The Top 100 Tracks of 2010". Now an annual offering, Bleep’s top 100 tracks is an opportunity to buy 100 of the best tracks released in 2010 as high-quality DRM-free MP3s for just £30.
The list spans Bleep's wide-ranging hand-picked catalogue of music and includes critically acclaimed artists from the last 12 months such as Brian Eno, Caribou, and James Blake.
Particular artists that stand out to us are Deadboy, DVA, Girl Unit, Guido, Ikonika, SBTRKT, Joy Orbison, Julio Bashmore, Pariah and the list goes on!
Lovingly compiled by the expert staff at Bleep the collected bundle is:
- 100 tracks
- lasting over 9 hours
- taking up over 1GB
- from over 60 labels
- spanning 16 countries
For the chance to pay nothing for these 100 tracks simply send us an email at email@example.com with the subject 'Bleep Competition' and the answer to this question:
Which track off Guido's album 'Anidea' has been included in Bleep's Top 100 Tracks of 2010?
Competition closes 1st February 2011.
A new decade, a new mix series, why not?! Just at the end of last year you had a tease of what's to come with the 'Label Mix Series'. Here we have the start of an exciting project which we're calling the 'Leeds Locals Mix Series'. Having recently moved to Leeds, (for those that don't know, Leeds is probably one of the top three cities in the UK for underground music) we thought it would be a good idea to push the local talent, exposing the many resident DJs around the various clubs, pushing their nights/labels etc. Hopefully we can build a community of sort, maybe even get a little competition going for 'Best Mix'...?!
First one to drop is Gscratch who has recently been part of the launch of Smudge Music. He brings us a wobbly blend of American influenced beats with an end result of a nice Hip-Hop/Dubstep smoothie, guaranteed to get the crowd moving. Here's what he had to say:
"People can catch me at Vagabondz and Bigger Than Barry line-ups over the next few months as well as Rippa DJ sets with co-producer Wancho at 'A Nation Of Shopkeepers' supporting Mumdance on 28th of January and 18th February with Darkstar. Keep an eye on the Facebook pages for added dates coming sooooon.
At the moment I am working on music for fashion projects and shows, arranging and performing bespoke DJ sets for designers. With the label launched we are signing distribution and preparing for our first wave of releases from each artist commencing end of Febuary with free digital EP available for download from the end of January. There'll also be more mixes coming soon from the label and solo production work."
01. Return Of The Crooklyn Dodger - O.C,Chubb Rock, Jeru The Damaja
02. Audio Bomb (feat. P-Fine) - Fawce Hiatus
03. Up In The Club - Terravita
04. Yes - Bassnectar & Datsik
05. Grizzle - Rippa
06. Voices In Heaven (feat. Ubber Wallya) -Detboi
07. Bring It Back (JFB Remix) - Ed Solo
08. Hypercaine (Nero Remix) - DJ Fresh
09. Ghost Haze - Maidu
10. Whats Your Fantasy - Ludacris
11. Bring The Styles Back - 501
12. Bump - Spank Rock
13. 7th Key (501 Remix) - Numan
14. Trouble (The Others Dub Remix) - Pyramid
If you're in Leeds and think your mixing is ready for a push - drop us an email.
After a quick look in the store cupboard, we've just realised we have four grey 'Hush Hands' jumpers left. These are the very last ones so if you're feeling the design be sure to get it ordered quick.
CLICK HERE TO GRAB ONE
On the 11th day of Christmas, Hush House gave to me, one 11 track compilation!
We've trekked through the multitude of free music that's been given out recently, listened intently, scrutinised appropriately and in the end, whittled it down to just 11 tracks (apart from the others in these posts). We originated as a Dubstep blog and we're aware that many of you are avid Dubstep fans therefore, this is Dubstep only. Some of the tracks have been around for a bit so we've also made the tracks available to download individually, however, we advise this works nicely as a journey of sounds. Stick it on the iPod or burn a CD, no skipping and, decent speakers or headphones required.
DOWNLOAD: HH 2010 Christmas Dubstep Compilation [zip]
01. Hope - Kerogen
02. Grains - Indigo
03. Volvic - Numan
04. The Record Box - DJ Madd
05. Sniven - Jack Sparrow
06. Travelling - Quest
07. Corner Dance - DJ Madd
08. Searching - Quest
09. Copland - Jack Sparrow
10. Mother Protect (Phaeleh's Ravebomb Remix) - Niki & The Dove
11. Just Fall (feat. Hannah T) - HeavyFeet
Make sure you support all the artists, follow them on Twitter, Soundcloud, Facebook, aswell as buying their releases on Juno or Juno Download - you should all know the deal by now!
Crazy - Seven Wonders
Nobody Else - Zed Bias
Been Here Before - Zed Bias
Wanna Be With You - Zed Bias
Fly Ladies - Zed Bias & Juiceman
Going All The Way - Zed Bias & KC
Rudebwoy Jam - Zed Bias & DJ Principal
Girls Like Us (Zed Bias Remix) - B15 Project
It Takes More (Zed Bias Remix) - Ms Dynamite
Ring The Alarm (Jigga Up) Instrumental - Zed Bias
Go check the very comprehensive interview by Joe Muggs on his new website Very Very Much.
Shelter (C.R.S.T. Remix) - The xx
Never Know (Submerse Remix) - Primary 1
Hold On (Greenmoney Edit) - Mista Men
Multidivide - Whyrez
I Will Follow U - Littlefoot
It's Whatever - Benton
Untitled - Hackman
Rag Doll (Dub Melitia Mix) - Shorterez & Engima
Untitled Garage Track - Mensah & Eddie K
Dark Sunday Ist Jerome - Dfekt
Fauna - Hybu
Light It Up (Mista Men ReRub) - Drake
Church Dub - The 2 Bears
Hottest In America Dub - Kingdom
Taking It Down - Brenmar
Deadfish (Hackman Remix) - The Wasp
Lavender - Om Unit