Young producer Dan Clapham aka Mr Skank Sinatra is but one of the young producing talents from Manchester and after only producing for a little over a year he is celebrating his first release. ‘You’re Right Here’, featured on the Robot Bodypop show, got a release this month on Morbit Records and we are loving it. Classy dubstep vibes on this cut with a remix on the flip are hopefully a taster of whats to come. There’s also a serious amount of freebies on his Soundcloud which show that this chap is capable of carving his own sound with future-led beats alongside root sounding dubs. We’re excited to keep an eye on his future projects.
Also forthcoming is ‘Herbalist’ which is a deep and relaxed roller. Check it out along with everything else
Underground music continues to flourish with the passion of either a solo player or collective group. Its this passion that has gained streaming audio/ visual radio station Project 13 recognition and a following in Manchester and beyond. Going out live from the studio (which also doubles as one of the founders bedrooms) every Wednesday, this group pushes the boundaries of the genres they frequent. Branching out into club nights and now also podcasts its unknown in what direction this collective will head next but they are a solid and reliable choice for bass heavy music. Alongside the residents, recent guests have included Thelem, Guy Richards, Hedmuk, Compa, Biome and Pandemik with many of the shows available on the channels archives. Be sure to check these guys out.
Glaswegian soundboys, Mungos Hi-Fi, return with a more digital outing than previous excursions and with this their third album, its upfront reggae alongside some of the finest vocal talent around. Positive vibes with each track and it sounds more like a party than an LP. A seriously diverse sounding record moving from ska to dubstep whilst maintaining classing backings and a nod to days gone by. Essential listening.
Scrubadub Syle ft. Sugar Minott
Everyman Different ft. Rasta Pacey
Skidip ft. Charlie P
Computer Age ft. Mr Williamz
Gimme Gimme ft. Kenny Knots
Boat People ft. Pupa Jim
Scream ft. YT
Dem No Like It ft. Omar Perry
Bad Bad Boy ft. Soom T
New York Boogie ft. Ranking Levy
Warm Up ft. Zeb and Scotty
Session Pon top ft. Biga Ranx
Soundboy Police ft. SoomT
Musically Mad ft. Mr Williamz
High Grade ft. Gentleman’s Dub Club
Big freebie from last month – Courtesy of Dench Recordings, this funky garagey 6 track bonanza holds some serious weight. Kicking off with a couple of crunk/hip hop remixes from Jaycek and Gage, the bragging soon stops and on track 3 we are into 4-to-the-floor territory with Vybem’s airy garage cut You Were Wrong. From there the pressure builds and builds to a big finale from Checan. You can check that last track out on this weeks show.
Click the ‘buy’ button on the flash player below to take you to the free download. Now looking forward to the next one!
Extent Recordings have been a formidable force on the DNB scene for a good while, gaining plenty of respect over the years and with releases of this quality its easy to see why. Harking back to the old school yet keeping the formula up to date throughout – Featuring tracks from Stranjah, Gold, Darkhalf, Gappa G,, Centrik, The Last Hero and Beat 70, Terminus and Sub:Stance, this is not a release for DNB heads to sleep on. Click below to preview and buy.
Why – Emmerson & Klauser
Deeper – Heavy Hearts
Pencil Pimp – Sepalcure
Rainfall (Bugz Dirty Bruk Down Mix) – Nitin Sawhney feat. Rodney P
Waiting On You – Rekchampa
Stolen Dog (Ollie Macfarlane Remix) – Burial
This Much – XXX
Trap Door – Zomby
Twin Towers – Hatcha vs Kromestar
Shadows On The Wall – Silent Dust feat. MC DRS
Renegade Snares (Footwork Edit) – Phillip D Kick
Blind Soul- Blu Mar Ten feat. Stray
Green Blue – Author ft. Ben Glass
Cold Blooded – Kryptic Minds & Youngsta
Power Decline – UNLTD
Around Driouch – Akkacher
Discreet Dub – Calibre
Lament – Phaeleh (DJ Madd RMX)
Escape Myself – Answer Code Request
Sleepless – Flume ft. Anthony For Cleopatra
Fally Rankin – Johnny Osbourne (VIVEK RMX)
Cinemtaics – Quantax
Birds – Truth ft. Dutty Ranks
Dark Jazz – DFRNT (DJ Madd RMX)
Babylon – Juju VS Gregory Isaac
Recolo I – Tallan