Arkaik – Cutting Edge EP | DIFF015

dub arkaik3 Big fans of the Diffrent label here at
Robot Bodypop. The label bosses seem
to have a clear view of what they want to put out and whilst it may
be indulgent, the quality is always there. In their own words;
“We believe theres a lot of soul-less D&B music
out there due to labels having to put out music that “HAS” to sell.
Ultimately we’re about making music fun, trying new things
& putting out music that we truly love!’ – Hunchbak
& Dexta
The title track ‘Cutting
Edge’
opens the release off with its steppy breaks
and chopped vocal stabs. It doesn’t build so much as hit you in the
face from the off. ‘Lost’ opens with
some haunting synth’s and draws you in before the crisp break
drives through the cold vibes Diffrent
is known for before it peaks into a breakdown that
runs with piano licks and twisted electronica. Followed by personal
favourite ‘Game Changer’ it builds
slowly before the lyrics force a key change and the bass wraps
around the vocals interspersed with killer soundbites. Badness
‘Serrated’ works on the low end right
the way through. Its a deep track. One for the heads. A strong release and out to
pick up now at Juno Records and all decent online
retailers.

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Mancunian Way & Rhythmicity Present : New Years Eve – The Smashment 2012 – Unique Chapel, Platt Fields, Manchester

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ONLY £7.00 ENTRY!!

PARTY IN A CHURCH ON NEW YEARS EVE

UNIQUE CHAPEL – PLATT FIELDS – FALLOWFIELD

Following on from last years success, Mancunian Way & Rhythmicity present  New Years Eve : The Smashment 2012, a night promising great music and unbeatable atmosphere in an unrivalled new venue – The grade 2 listed Unique Chapel, set in the grounds of Platt Fields Park in the heart of South Manchester.

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The momentum builds from 8pm with Unity Radio 92.8FM‘s flagship Reggae team The pRp Show dropping classic Roots & Reggae vibes in their inimitable ‘Punky Reggae Party’ set. Mancunian Way DJ’s Marlon De Blanco and Dyl E.D. go back to back in the lead up to midnight increasing the energy with up front Hip Hop and Club Classics. Then from midnight onwards, Robot Bodypop‘s own 1neJack takes over proceedings with an epic 3 hour set comprising Garage, Old Skool and Jungle vibes along side the best in current bass music.

The newly installed sound system is fully complimented by excellent chapel acoustics and a large dance floor. There is a large mezzanine chill out section and a fully seated smoking area out back. And of course, the well stocked bar offers cheap drinks with a selection of great value promotions on the night.

 

FULL LINE UP

 

The pRp Show (Unity 92.8FM)

DJ Dyl E.D. (Brothers Reed/Mancunian Way) 

Marlon De Blanco (Mancunian Way)

1neJack (Robot Bodypop)

Special Guests TBA

 

Minimum age: 18

Entry price (public): £7.00 per person. Buy 10 get 1 free

Entry price (members/NUS): £7.00 per person. Buy 10 get 1 free

Doors open: 8:00pm til 3:00am

Last entry: 2:00am

Date: 31st December 2012 (New Year’s Eve)

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Soul:ution Exit Special – 30.11.12 – Band On The Wall Manchester

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.

Buy tickets.

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.

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Hocus Pocus

Record labels are cropping up in abundance these days but you shouldn’t be excited about many more than new imprint Hocus Pocus. The label comes from the minds of Manchester based D&B producer combo Dawn Raid who are responsible for some of the more dedicated and true to form releases of the last few years with tracks appearing exclusively on DJ Vapours36 Hertz label.

In the words of Dawn Raid’s ADT & Kingsize, they are trying to create a sound that they felt was missing from modern D&B. This is staggeringly apparent in their string of singles and collaborations, most notably with Callide and Bladerunner.

Anyone lucky enough to catch these guys playing out will agree that their selection kills it but that’s no accident. These guys are committed to representing what they feel is the more core sound right across the jungle spectrum and their influences shine through with the rollers they effortlessly blend whilst retaining the musical aspect throughout.

The roots are deeply layed for Dawn Raid to add another aspect to their already solid base and Hocus Pocus promises to do just that. The first single, Hocus Pocus 001, will feature jungle don Bladerunner on production duties and their links to an untold amount of creative and forward thinking musicians only whets the appetite for further releases.

The energy from these two for the future and what they can do for the scene with the label is exciting not least because of the sound they plan to push but because it opens themselves up to getting their own unmistakable sound out there and serve them justice. A product of hard and meticlous studio work. Keep an eye out for http://www.hpocus.co.uk which is set to go live shortly with some goodies for you to pick up

In the meantime console yourself with having to wait for the project to kick off with Dawn Raids most recent studio mix. Its a badman selection.

BPM & Contact Theatre present : Afrovibes Fringe : The Black Sound Series

It’s no secret that here at Robot Bodypop we have a proclivity for eccentricity and innovation, and this night hosted by the well established BPM team ticks both of those boxes and more. For a start it’s the first instance we are aware of that a live Orchestra has been billed alongside upfront garage and grime MC’s. In the relaxed setting of the reputed Contact Theatre the stage is set for a showcase of epic live music.

Tickets are limited so we are sorry for the short notice but if you can get your foot in the door we are sure you will not be disappointed. Acts start from 8 and the afterparty continues after 10pm. See you down there!

KALEIDOSCOPE ORCHESTRA
ELISABETH TROY
CHUNKY

FLOWDAN
FOX
SIBIKWA (AFRICAN INDIGENOUS ORCHESTRA)TICKET DETAILS

£10 / £6 (Student/Concession)
ONLINE http://tinyurl.com/93p2hrz

BOOKING LINE
0161 274 0600

CONTACT THEATRE
OXFORD RD
M15 6JA

Kid Koala – 12 Bit Blues

This one is a concept album after my own heart. Digging in the crates for old school blues legends like Son House, Vancouver-born Kid Koala combines turntablism and glitched lo-fi production with the lumbering  guitar and piano riffs of the 12 bar blues, creating something epic.

‘The 12 Bit Blues’ is out now on Ninja Tune. He’s also about to begin a world tour featuring dancers, puppets and a huge cardboard gramaphone(?). Playing Manchester UK on the 13th October.

Mampi Swift & Charge Recordings – The History

Being a junglist the name Mampi Swift conjures up memories of dancefloor madness. Not just from the man himself and his mixing style but also the depth of his productions. After a short break and fresh for 2012, it brings a smile to my face to say Mampi Swift & Charge Recordings are back. His brand new album entitled ‘The History’ is already receiving huge DJ support from the scenes heavyweights. There’s no doubt that with a killer LP and some huge remixes of the Charge back catalogue that Swift is ready to turn DnB on its head once again. Something I’m finding incredibly welcome. We’ve been lucky enough to recieve a sampler here at the Robot Bodypop and the track ‘Gangster’ which Bailey spun recently on 1Xtra is a monster.

Another favourite is the mighty ‘Warrior code’ by Gridlok and the absolute tearout ‘Class Of 1999’ by NC-17 & Mr Explicit. It’s also the name of one of my favourite films. Back of the net.

You can cop previews of the album here at Mampi’s Soundcloud page

An incredible return to form and we are eagerly anticipating the full release and are hoping to chat some breeze with Mampi in the coming weeks to find out where he’s been hiding so keep your eyes peeled.