This month Manchester’s Soul:ution returns to Band On The Wall for the second instalment of the bi annual Exit Records residency. With residents including Calibre, Dub Phizix and Marcus Intalex and regular shows across the country Soul:ution is one of drum and bass’ most respected parties. This month sees dBridge, Loxy, Marcus Intalex and DRS taking to the stage.
In the meantime cop a recent mix from Marcus Intalex ft. DRS and Strategy recorded for Austrias La Boum de Luxe, FM4 Radio. Grab is here on Mixcloud or here for a direct download. It’s packed full of badman tracks.
Symmetry Recordings drops a brand new LP with cuts from various artists, the CD featuring no less than 12 individual tracks. Drum and bass in abundance here with excellent work from label boss Break joined by Eastcolors, Ulterior Motive & Code 3, Octane & DLR, Prolix, Silent Witness, Need For Mirrors, Fields,Hydro, Mako, Villem and Mikal. An impressive roster and it makes for a fantastic long player. From the deep roller ‘Power Down’ to the more vocal ‘Who We Are’ and also the subtle in ‘Watch Out’, this LP really shows off Symmetry for who they are; A committed label excited by pushing the sounds of solid Drum & Bass.
Searching through unsigned artists often throws up surprising results and one welcome surprise was that of young UK based producer, Moth Equals. With 10 years+ production under his belt he’s beginning to carve a sound for himself, evident on not one but two long players he’s made available for music fans. With a variety of stlyes on offer throughout these two albums, Moth Equals and his ‘ghost’ have taken influence from DJ Krush, Massive Attack and Thievery Corporation amongst others and used them to fuel the trip-hop melodies that carry you from start to finish on each LP. A very exciting producer and we’re eager to see him link up with a turntablist he keenly searches for future collaborations. Take in both ‘Dreamcoat’ and ‘The Fall And Rise’, they are a fantastic reflection of one mans creative output.
Both albums available on a name your price basis but do the right thing and bung this guy some ca$h
One year since it’s immaculate conception, Robot Bodypop pull out all the stops to bring you a fitting celebration to end a great first year of podcasting. We have been very lucky to host and interview some amazing acts in our ongoing Transmit mix series and we hope to build on that into 2013. We are massively appreciative of our listeners, friends, relatives, producers, artists, labels and promoters that have helped and supported us along the way. To show how humble we are, we have stitched together an hour long back to back mix of some of our keenest selections to date for free download. Check the First Annuary Podcast feature below.
As for the show itself, 1nejack opens on the deep and emotional side of things with artists like Purity Ring, Maribou and 123MRK all gracing the playlist. Killian comes in a dutty dancefloor style – Major Lazer, Strategy and eccentric reggae don Lee Scratch Perry get a good rotation in his half of the show, but that’s not before we bring out this fortnight’s Survivor. Clear out your ears, open your mind and enjoy.
Obedear – Purity Ring
Ready – Jacques Greene
Go (If You Lie) – Kiro Rox
Elevate This Sound (feat. Teebee) – Calyx
Off The Reel – Kry Wolf
Cross Examination (feat Beezy) – Perverse
Cherise – Roof Light
Blindspot (Maribou Remix) – Submotion Orchestra
August – Detz
Morning – Inxect
Lights Out, Words Gone (Dark Sky Remix) – Bombay Bicycle Club
And I’ll Be – Revilo
Invisible Colours – 123MRK
The Grey Area – Your Local Vicar
Harlem – Saulya & Radic
Harder – The Eyes
Come Again – The Eyes ft. Strategy
Acufen – Mekha
Maybe – NKillah (Tronical RMX)
Look At Where We Are – Hot Chip (Major Lazer RMX)
Sanctuary – Pheral
Black Panta – Lee Perry
Business Lock – Luciano (Krak In Dub RMX)
Pain Of The Sting – L-Ow
My Love – Xanja
Swagger Wagon – ECID ft. Derill Pounds & Leif
Inside Ocean – Mloski