Robot Bodypop 31.03.12

artwork by Ghica Popa

Yes! Back only a mere 2 weeks since last storming show and this weeks promises to be more of the same. Nestled in between the new releases the amount of freebies is reaching reaching double figures! I know, awesome innit? Theres some new cuts from Cluekid & 6blocc, some brand new talent from man like Earl Grey and Peaman, some jungle badness from Concord Dawn as well as a classy bit of Inner City. Topping all this off is volume 3 of the mighty Transmit Sessions, this week handled by US based Controlled Kaos. Check the feature on him too. Treat your ears man.

Bounce – 6blocc
Sleepless – Portico Quartet (Peamans PeaMIX)
Blame It On The Voices – Sleeper
Dread Commandments – Radikal Guru (Killawatt RMX)
Stroke – SOUL Muu-Szik
Evolution – Cluekid
Subconscious – Seven
Trapped Nerve – Earl Grey
Warrior Stance – Darquan (Amit RMX)
This Applies – Radikal Guru (Hatti Vatti RMX)
The Truth – Kromestar
Good Life – Inner City
My Philosophy – Noah D ft. Jahdan Blakkamore
High Grade – Gentlemans Dub Club

Conscious – Rdubz
Oil Slick VIP – Iant
Electrocute – Concord Dawn
Mind Driven – Mad-Ziontist

TRANSMIT #3 : CONTROLLED KAOS

Seasons Dubstep remix – Controlled Kaos
Paradox – Formless
Riddem (P-Note remix) – Dee:See
Inhale – Ben Verse
Arps – DJ MADD
Caveman – MATT U
24 hours – Baadklat /Requake
Condemned – Haack
Wormholes – Benton
Sidewinder – Killawatt
Therapy – J Kenzo
Discipline – Chewie
Double Blind – MATT U
Pitbull – Triage
The Force – Controlled Kaos
Gold – Jack Sparrow
This is 96 – Badklaat
Next Phase – Phaeleh
Snowed in – Silkie/Von D
Untitled – Silkie/Skream
Your the one – Von D

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Transmit Sessions Volume 3 | Controlled Kaos

ON THIS WEEKS SHOW:

This weeks transmission originates from way across the atlantic in the suburb of Chesterfield, Virginia deep inside the big ole US of A. Whilst yet to gain widespread recognition Controlled Kaos attention to detail and high workrate marks him out as one to watch in 2012.

Big on the drums and atmosphere, his tight sub weighted productions have featured on numerous free releases as well as the ‘Timelapse’ LP on the Dank N Dirty Dubz label. There’s a brand new 3 track EP in the offing on LU10 this month, and he also has forthcoming releases on Depth Records and Illicit Trade, including the heavy roller above – ‘The Force’The brand new ‘Slug Proof EP’ is out now. 

In addition to that you can catch his regular radio broadcast every wednesday between 1pm and 2pm GMT (6pm-7pm EST in the US) via electrolouis.com

We asked what we thought would be a few routine questions to get to the man behind the music.

What was your first musical purchase?

My first musical purchase was a drum set.

Okay, great. Which is your favourite track in this playist? What does it make you think about? 

My favorite tune in the mix has to be Von D – Your the one, I love the jazzy vibes in it.

We’ve not seen you do many remixes – Is there anything you are keen to have a go at? How do you feel about the whole dubstep remixing trend? 

I am not really big on remixes because I prefer to write my own, remixes are fun to mess around with though. As far as the whole remixing “trend” I think some are good some are bad and some are people just doing it to try to get noticed.

What will be the next big thing?

I have no idea what the next big thing is, I just hope it sounds good haha

Whats the biggest animal you could throw over a crossbar?

What’s a crossbar?

Er.. Sooooo..

Transmit 3, incoming!

www.soundcloud.com/controlled-kaos-dub

Check out the Controlled Kaos Facebook Page – Free EP dropping at 500 likes!

Earl Grey*

On the Robot Bodypop show we like to feature up and coming producers and this week Mancunian Earl Grey caught our ears with a little freebie he popped off. Checking out his other tunes was a treat. Soulfull vibes are present through out and each track making the best use of space available. Smooth chords and use of harmonies make these deep tracks instant favourites in ‘ere. ‘Untitled 145’ and ‘Lone Wavelength’ are personal favourites. Check out the tracks on his Soundcloud and also pick up the mighty Amen roller ‘Trapped Nerve’ featured on this weeks Robot Bodypop show.

and the freebie

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Free Tunes

It’s a bit of a giveaway extravaganza this week. In fact there isn’t even wriggling space as we have packed  our mixes  jam tight with.. tight jams (yeah wot) and gathered them all here just for you the listeners. We want you to know that we care.

First up its some sweet 2009 vibes from Sleeper named ‘Blame It On The Voices’. Moody and deep as you would expect and it comes alongside 3 other jams that you can pick up from the Hedmuk blog.

Pick up all 4 here @ the Hedmuk blog

Next up its some soulful 140 vibes from Canada with the mighty ‘Stroke’ by SOUL Muu-Szik. Summer vibes on this one. Bag it and check out his other cuts there on Soundcloud.

Moving on it’s some tit-for-tat remix shenanigans from Darquan and Amit. Amit up first remixing the seminal ‘Warrior Dance’ by Darquan

And then Darquan up with a rolling badman take of Amits ‘Dirty White Trash’

Neither likely to feature on Soundcloud for very long but theres a ton of sites with links to either tune so Google could be your friend if they disappear from there.

Next it’s dirty 180bpm business from newcomer Iant. aka Ian Taylor – He’s done this VIP of the ‘Oil Slick’ cut and made it available for free via rudebass.com. It’s some techy minimal vibes – grab it here.

Next up, more of the high BPMs from the legendary Concord Dawn who have just not stopped making banging drum and bass since their heyday in the late 90’s and early 00’s. Grab ‘ElectroCute’ on soundcloud.

And finally, another newcomer on the Robot Bodypop – With a name like the Mad Zion-tist we really did not know what to expect. ‘Mind Driven’ completely blew us away. It’s already one of my favourites.

More freeness on the way from Killian once he’s cleared up the days excrement and tears.

Robot Bodypop 17.03.03

artwork by Stacey Jujika

Another fortnight, another blinding show. We were all sorts of busy in the run up to this one, especially with Killian Junior entering the world – But nevertheless we can assure you this is one of the best shows we’ve put together yet. Featuring tracks from both DJ Madd and DVA‘s brand new debut albums, plus envelope-pushing exclusives from Brero and Janner. And not forgetting this week we break open Transmit Volume 2 : Sub & Syncopathic Recordings presented by Killian – who is contributing remotely this week on a CB Radio that I built for him. What? Oh, and happy St Patricks Day.

Tracklisting:

Bare Fuzz – DVA
Afrikaans – Shooting Horses
No Bitch Equal – Hostage
The Real & The Shadow – DJ Madd
4 3 2 1 Lets Go – Riddlez
Just Breathe – Brero
Unborn – Dark Tantrums
Specimen – Biome
Regret – Janner
Delight Dub – Paper Tiger
Ninety-Three – Cluekid
Junglist – DJ Madd
Greezy – Rekchampa
Inside – C.R.S.T.

1996 – Davwuh
Drain – Author
Trust Me – Ghostek
Into A Ghost – Materielle (Londy RMX)
Vancouver – Martyn (2562 RMX)
Drugs – No Lay ft. Ms Dynamite (North Base RMX)

TRANSMIT #2 : SUB & SYNCOPATHIC RECORDINGS

Medicine (Diphasic Rmx) (Syncopathic Dub) – Rawst
Natural Selection (Dubkraft) – Marginal & Alien Pimp
9202 (Dub) – Dyl
Hybrid (Dub) – Disarae
Octagonal Shift (Syncopathic Dub – Forthcoming in March) – Rmf
Hunter (Modern Urban Jazz) – DiamonD Eye
Depart (Absys) – Anile & Dakosa
Chasing Shadows (Dj Speaks Refix) (Bootleg) – Ruff Tactics
Mode (Modern Urban Jazz Dub) – Justice & DiamonD Eye
Moody Grooves (Dub) – Disarae
Neutrons (Dub) – Dyl
String Theory (Syncopathic Dub – Forthcoming in March) – Rmf

The Transmit Sessions Vol.2: Sub & Syncopathic Recordings

ON THIS WEEKS SHOW:

For our second installment in the TRANSMIT series we called on label boss Sub of Syncopathic Recordings. Initially thinking it would be around the 140bpm range, Sub surprised us at Robot Bodypop with a slick mix of 170bpm rollers. Inbetween the deep beats, theres a nod to the original jungle sound in there and quite frankly its awesome.

The label was established in Innsbruk in Austria by Sub in 2007 and they are keen to point out that their sound lies within D&B in its purest form. Building soundscapes with complex drums and deep bass alongside detailed attention its a refreshing take on a genre that is finding its feet once again. The atmospheres created reminded me of why D & B gripped so many in its earlier years.

We felt it necessary to grill Sub for a bit on his thoughts about the current music scene – Here’s what he said:

With your label are you going for a particular sound or vibe to represent your artists?

in the beginning of the label, which was 2007, i was only looking for drumfunk/amen artists as you can see when you look at the releases in the first year from artists like sumone, equinox, nebula, macc.. later on i opened my mind for the more minimalistic and glitchy kind of sound with releases by bop & dephecta, hidden paranoid society.. nowadays i am open for pretty much everything deep, doesnt matter which tempo!

How did the label come about? is it something youve wanted from the beginning?

I never had the intention to start a label, but at some point i realized there is so much great music and artists out there that will never see the light of day which kind of frustrated me.. so i decided to try to promote some of this music.. the first idea was to make it a free netlabel, but then i decided to sell the music to be able to provide mastering and artwork for the releases.. also i think most ppl dont worhsip what they dont have to pay for..

Do you feel, being a label owner that you can express yourself more musically as you’re able to put whatever you want out there into the public domain?

I am definetely doing what i want.. lol..

Whats the favourite track in your collection and why?

photek – the rain, bec it represents the essence of dnb and all related genres..

Whats your dream collaboration?

wow, that is hard, there are so many ppl out there i would love to work with.. but if i had to name one i would say robert glasper, that guy is working with harmonies like nobody else at the moment!

Any upcoming producers people should be aware of?

there are great artists popping out of the map every day.. there is this guy from singapore “diphasic” who is doing some brillant stuff! watch out for his release on syncopathic together with “rawst” from poland.. “rawst – medicine (diphasic remix)” is one of my favourite tunes right now – minimalism in perfection (check it in my guestmix).. also i have got a brillant release lined up by a guy called “deeper heightz” from the u.k., his tune “north shore” which will be on his syncopathic ep makes me goosebumps everytime i listen to it (you can find a preview on his soundcloud page)! two guys who are totally killing it right now are “parallel & relapse”, they have got a collaboration album forthcoming on dubkraft which will be a masterpiece in sounddesign and atmosphere!

What influenced you as you moved through drum and bass and into the dubstep scenes?

there are several lp’s that really hit me throughout the years.. “goldie – timeless”, “krust – genetic manipulation”, “photek – modus operandi”.. and in dubstep “burial – burial”, “headhunter – nomad”, “2562 – aerial”.. just to name a few..

If you could remix any track what would it be and why?

photek – the rain, bec it is the essence!!!

Any advice for people setting up their own labels?

not really, i think everybody has to find his own thing.. treat music and ppl with respect, the bigheaded will not stand the test of time..

Whats the biggest animal you can throw over a crossbar?

haha… no idea, but if you give me a capybara i try that one..

Check out the recent and forthcoming release, dig deep into the back catalogue and catch the exclusive mix on this weeks Robot Bodypop show.

http://syncopathicrecordings.com
http://www.facebook.com/syncopathicrecs
http://twitter.com/SyncopathicRecs

NEXT FORTNIGHT ON THE ROBOT BODYPOP: TRANSMIT #3

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Free Tunes

Just a couple of free cuts from me this week – First up is Riddlez with some persisently head rocking dubstep. ‘4, 3, 2, 1 Let’s Go’ jars you to the bone and I love it. But wait, it was only free for a limited time and he took it off his page already!! You’ll just have to listen to the show to see what you missed. Hey ho, I’m sure it will pop up again sometime – In the meantime here is a 72MB folder full of his other free dubs. Dang!

And just this week the legends that are C.R.S.T. have opened up their 2010 Futurestep EP for download free on soundcloud, seeing as you can no longer buy it anywhere. That’s nice that.

And it what seems to be a growing trend, Mancunian producers Biome are also having a clear out. This track Specimen was made in 2010 and never saw a release, so with it sitting around on his hard drive possibly not doing a whole lot why not unleash the forgotten beast for free? The tune falls quite comfortably into the ‘hench’ category. Grab it.

Next up Ghostek offers up this haunting 2-step number ‘Trust Me’ as a farewell bid to this sound that he’s made his own over the last few years. Looking forward to seeing what he’s going to come up with next.

Finally we have Mancunian supergroup North Base with a killer remix of the No Lay track ‘Drugs’ featuring Ms Dynamite. Hopefully you’ll be lucky to catch these guys live bring a 140bpm stomping set.