Friday, 26 February 2010

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Lovin You

You heard this one? Love Aidonia's voice, jumps all over the place. Think this is a good example of it goin hard.


Badman Business

A personal highlight from Glade last year, this massive lump of muthafucka just got a pressing by Loefah's Swamp 81 label.

The YoutTube audio cyaan do it justice, cos there is ALOT of sub-beefing on there that just begs ya to be played out on a great big rig. Truss me, it really is all that. Get to know.

Big day for boredening bedroom dubstep djs out deyar, switch up ya subwoofa and wheeeeellll it up! Very very heavy.

The Mind Is A Labyrinth

Perfectly dark & moody jungle from the bwoys wot brought you Scotties 1 through 3. Black label's for £12 mint on discogs. Now if that ain't just aksin for a cop I don't know wot is.

File alongside this, this and this.

Tearin straight out. Tiger style.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

War Is In Di Air

Dis one from last year cropped up on a Razz & Biggy mix I got down, and it sounded deep. So there you go, thought I'd put it up on here. Enjoy.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Dancehall Fi The Headstrong

Gun Show seems to be goin hard in JA at the moment, and you can see why with tunes like these two from Aidonia and Mavado. No surprises to see Steeee-phen "Di Genius" McGregor behind the buttons again, definitely big man producer of the minute.

Check out the cover art for the CD release too. Big boss shit.

Shaolin Shadow Boxing

Riddim's wicked and it's particularly nice to hear Sizzla being so flippin wicked. Shouts to Heatwave for this one, Poirier last thursday was tooooo much of a jokes. Hot Wuk at Kings Cross each and every, dun know.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Found Out

All over this one. Surely you must be too, and if not, then get to know.
"...but I & I naaaaaahhhhhhhh!!"

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Bad Bassline

Recognise this one from anywhere? It's a really early Boogie Times release from back in 1991, produced by an early incarnation of hardcore junglistic bad bwoys Krome & Time. Bass sounds familiar yea? And that lil break at 2.55? Yeeess?

Well, it was of course used by UKG superstars DJ Luck & Mc Neat in this ere 1999 super smash hit 'Little Bit Of Luck.'

So now you know! Quite fancy copping it, but it's a good £20 minimum...

Fuckin old people music.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Carnival Business

And while the sun's out, here's a sweet soca tune from Don Sniper. Should be big at carnival. I cyan seem to get out of my head at the moment...

Sunny Goodge Street

It's sunny outside here in London. That's really rare at the moment, and as such it always gets me very excited.

Hope everyone's enjoying it, lord knows we need a bit!

"The magician, he sparkles in satin and velvet, You gaze at his splendour with eyes you've not used yet.
I tell you his name is Love, Love, Love."

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Energy Nush

Ok, so basically I was listening to dis ere tune in a mix by my bwoy over in the Orient (DJ Frankly Sick yea, get to know. Shout outs for the link up fam. Sound's absolutely ON POINT and I shall have a mix up on ere really very soon!) and I thought, who the fuck was behind the buttons for this one?!?! What an incredible chunk of future fuckery, it can't just be some one off faceless 12"...No no no.

Well, turns out it isn't. Artwork's an alias for Arthur Smith.

As well as recently producing alongside Skream & Benga as Magnetic Man (remember this one?) , our man was part of top 4x4 garage badboys D'n'D productions and, most excitingly, one half of The Sound Of The Future UKG / proto-dubsteppin act that was Menta.

And who did Arthur produce with in Menta?? Well it was only Danny Harrsion aka one half of seminal speed garage gunmanz 187 Muthafuckin Lockdown. Get me?!?! Turns out he's been doing this ting from day, even releasing house tunes as far back as 1991 to 19-flippin-92!

Now that is alot. The talent on display here is.just.mind.boggling.

How long before one of these bwoys put out some Future Funky, ey?!!?

I bet it's not gona be long...

Monday, 15 February 2010

Uptown Monday

Just mo hot footage straight outta Jamaica. That tune at 2 00 in is too much. Think it might be Munga, no idea.


Friday, 12 February 2010


Yea well, you know dis one by him from last year off the trippple bounce riddim is actually aLOT. Just realised.

Looks like it's still getting absolutely caned by top selectors in JA, so manz not tooooo late on this one I don't think...

Bare essentials. Check it out.

Hot Fridays

Some recent footage from the Hot Mondays night in Kingston. Really like the vibes on this. It's shot nice and intimately, and you get a good look at some of the colourful fashion that's hot inna dancehall at the moment.

Watch starlight go off at 3.35.

Big big tune, really feeling it. Mavado and the Genius again. Lotta niceness on this one.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Symphonies Of Sickness

Just more of that 2010 good sh*t from our man Raffertie. Can't believe these trax, whas he on cuz? You should get ready for a brain storm.

Loony bizniz. I rate all of this very highly, nuffin long, boring, uninspired or predictable goin on here. No, no ,no.

It's worth mentioning that this is only the second release so far from bad boy label Special Branch, who put this Sarantis biggy out back in '08.

"The whole thing I think it's sick."

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Nothing is so beautiful...

Whimsically welcoming in the end of winter,
which comes early this year.


A Forest

“The smell of corpses, distinctly perceptible under those of grass and humus mingled, I do not find unpleasant, a trifle on the sweet side perhaps, a trifle heady, but how infinitely preferable to what the living emit.”

In a graveyard I have been, a body I have seen.
From the sharp moon I have dreamed, that body was me.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Pure Silk

Smooth and lovely '98 roller for all the UKG mans dem.

I just love everything about this tune, right from the start.

For those who don't know, DJ Phantasy and Steve Gurley have been around since crazy 'azy 'ardkore days (Phantasy was on the buttons for '92 tunes like this - whose Ultramagnetic MC sample was more recently slowed the fuck down and re-e-sampled by man like Loe fah - and Gurley was one third of Foul Play...) To my knowledge they're both still producing and playing out today. Now that shit is hardcore.

Nuff nuum shit obviously going on in there, in case you missed it.

Take note Simon Reynolds, if you ever read this.

I read your book...

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Soaring Pulse Rates

Pulse FM. Following the evolution of one of the hardest basslines to ever hit the dancefloor.

From this, to this, to this, to this, EVERY good DJ should have one.

"It’s a mistake to appraise Ardkore in terms of individual tracks, because this music only really takes effect as total flow. Its meta-music
pulse is closer to electricity than anything else."

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Love Cry Me A River

Copped this t'other day.

Fatty Roska remix of some Four Tet tune released late last year.

Sound's good innit.

"You know that new sound you're looking for? Well, listen to this."

This ere new 12" from long term bad boy muziq-label Planet Mu is absolutely what it's all about.

Beats, bass, body, mind, past, present, future - whatever you wanna talk about, u DUN KNOW it's all in there.

Next shit.

Raffertie im pon fire.


"If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits the dance... you're gonna see some serious shit."

Monday, 1 February 2010

Gimme The Loot

Just copped this. I think it's got ALOT going for it.

Future Garage
; right here, right now.

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