DéjàView – Throwing Dirt EP | Forthcoming Future Flavour

Big up to Richard at Future Flavour for putting this one out for scrutiny. Warm vibrations and rich percussive energy combine on this two track release from Huddersfield’s DéjàView, aka Ben Potts.

‘Throwing Dirt”s bright percussive chords are built up by crisp drums and popping melodic incursions which dart across the lustrous synth-work and drifting vocals in a perfectly executed composition.

‘On My Knees’ is altogether more melancholic, with sedate chords and dub-centric drums solidifying into a static head nodder as the track progresses. With it’s obscure speech sample and mellow vibe this one threw up comparisons with Groove Armada’s brilliant Vertigo album, which by our reckoning is no bad thing.

Out on Future Flavour and available just about everywhere from the 31st, also watch out for the video which accompanies the title track and is set to hit the net in the next few days.

 

Robot Bodypop 12.05.12

artwork by Beomyoung Sohn

Yes! The Robot Bodypop show once again. This weeks show does not deviate from the high standard we set ourselves with more killer bass music than you can shake a dub siren at. Delving into some old classics with a cut from Ratpack and brought right up to date with music from Razor Rekta, some roots influenced vibes from Jahtarian Dubbers, the mighty Tallan as well as the odd exclusive, Peaman most notably. As always theres freebies in there to get your grubby little hands on and keep your ears peeled for the competition to win tickets to Cable. This week we’re flying without a guest mix so its just the two of us carrying you through for 2 hours. Enjoy.

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Tranquility – Controlled Kaos
Keep Rackin VIP – Kusto
The Don – Nas (Hype City RMX)
Defen Ze Gener8r – Peaman (Vocal Mix)
Defen Ze Gener8r – Peaman
Hedge Your Bets – Taz
Leviticus – Phillip K Dick (Footwork RMX)
I Was Standing With My Rizla – Ratpack
Rude Boy In A Stylee – Big Kann & Plastic Jam
Full Throttle – F
You Want – Inkarv
Atmosphere Pressure – Gatekeeper
Apologies – NDread
Dark Ages – Eddie K & Minus ft Beezy (Vodex RMX)

Yellobone – Salva (Shlomo & 2KWTVR RMX)
Original – Baobinga, Kahn & Rider Shafique
Lapdance – Aeolho
Only One – Tallan
Georgia – Enigma Dubz
Reference One – Fornax
Aztek – Razor Rekta
Never Knows Best – Sook (Boot RMX)
Trust You To – Joss Ryan
Do You Remember The Time – JMSN (Hwood RMX)
Deaf Ear/ Swirling Light – Acre
Bullets Will Bounce – Jahtarian Dubbers
Great – Hatti Vatti ft. Echo Ranks
Security – Compa

NDREAD – Everything | ICU Audio

Much like chocolate gateaux, Garage is at its best when it’s chilled and crispy. That’s certainly the case for this amazing new release from 2-step producer and SUB FM DJ Ndread. Rolling in with the retro-esque ‘Everything’ we are bounced along nicely into the beautiful soulful vocal mix of the track ‘Apologies’. This is then complemented by the instrumental to round off the release. You can preview our favourite track from this release below, and buy the whole thing from Juno here.

Transmit Sessions Vol 5 | REKchampa

ON THIS WEEK’S SHOW:

Imagine a sound comprised from the various elements of US Hip Hop and UK bass music – a hybrid unlike anything heard before yet one which sounds uncannily familiar. Well you need imagine no longer as that is what Stefan Ringer aka REKchampa delivers. His excellent debut album ‘Pocket The Rest’ is out now on San Francisco based Two Circles Records and he has a number of tunes knocking about on  a name your price basis which you really ought to take a listen to.

He is part of an emerging underground scene in the Atlanta area alongside artists such as P VillaTime Wharp, heRobust, Ethereal and Divine Interface. These up and coming artists represent a brand new direction for bass music that people are gradually paying more and more attention to, and whilst the big money currently flows elsewhere this fledgeling scene comes from strong foundations and will continue to grow.

REKchampa kindly took time out to talk to us; Here is what he had to say.

We can definitely hear UK garage influences in your music as well as home-grown hip hop vibes. Which artists from these scenes did you listen to as you came up? Is there anybody in particular you would like to pay homage to for influencing your style?

I enjoyed listening to Timbaland when I was younger..the tracks he made back then are some of my favorites. as I got older I started going into electronic genres..I really enjoyed listening to jungle.. Remark, Ray Keith, Tom and Jerry, ShyFx..

Nice! We are pleased to see that your mix is made up entirely of your own tracks. Is this your blueprint for playing out? What kind of venues have you played to so far and where did you get the best reception?

When asked, I’ll get together an ableton set and play out that way.. But I get a few dj’ing gigs around the city.. Ive played at mostly bars, lounges, medium-sized venues… I like this spot in East Atlanta called 529 they play many different styles of music.. I played there my first time ever doing an ableton set performance… The place was smaller at that time but the crowd was there.. Everyone seemed to be really feeling the set.. The vibe was dope.. All love..

We’ve seen you say that you are trying to get out of the habit of using vocal samples in your beats. Will you produce purely instrumental tracks from now on or are there any vocalists you are planning to write songs with?

I’d say that right now, I am still trying to get away from using vocal samples. I’ve been recording my own voice a bit recently. I have made a few tracks that are purely instrumental. I wouldn’t mind working with a vocalist. I have before.. I would want the vocalist to be experienced in writing lyrics.

We would love to host a show for you here in Manchester. Are there any long term plans to tour in the UK?

I would definitely like to do that..But I would have no idea of how to get something like that together.. I’m novice to touring and things of that nature..I would love to come out there though..

We’ll see what we can do.. Finally, what’s the largest animal you can throw over a crossbar?

Tasmanian tiger.

We would like to thank you for this incredible mix, and we wish you great success for the future!

TRANSMIT V, LAUNCH!

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