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
We’ve been pushing the Mars sound on the Robot Bodypop show and blog for some time now and it’s when gems like this are presented before you that you realise a label has come into it’s own. dRamatic & dbAudio are both present for plate 006 and the title track ‘Days Running Out’ evokes memories of a late 90’s/ early 2000 vibe DnB track but kept upfront with some smooth production and use of vocals. It’s a beautiful track and the drop break firmly puts me back 10 years. It’s like a session with a badman psychologist who makes you regress to when your soul was controlled by the dancefloor. Very welcome anyway.
On the flip, personal favourites Total Science come with a remix of ‘Far Away’. On the build it creeps in like an old friend, the vocals make you wistfully ignore the the fact that the drums control this one. A beautiful track with a ridiculous key change some way through that brings the whole track up. Amazing work.
Out on the 29th October and available at all good retailers.
With releases on RunDNB, Audio Tactics and most notably Renegade Hardware and Dispatch Recordings, Octane & DLR are set to drop their long player on the 10th September on Dispatch Recordings. Pushing the limits with their cross-genre vibes has gained them huge support from their peers. Regular radio play comes as a result, as the sound they have spent the last 12 months meticulously carving is ridiculously fresh. The album features mouth watering collabos from Break, Cern and EBK as well as guest vocalists and MC’s Fokus, Kemo, Gusto and Marion.
To whet your appetite catch this preview mix as its absolute FIRE! Just when you thought you’d heard it all before.
Be sure to check out the full dates of each drop
FULL ALBUM RELEASE DATES:
Vinyl album sampler + digital formats drop on 13th of August 2012
Vinyl plate 1 + digital formats drop on 3rd September 2012.
Vinyl plate 2 + digital formats + Full album CD + full album digital (plus extra bonus tracks) drop on 10th September 2012.
Vinyl plate 3 + digital formats drop on 17th September 2012.
Alongside this exclusive mix, Dont Watch That TV took time out to speak to Mancunian soundboy killer Chimpo talking about recent collabos, favourites and what to expect from the monkey man. The mix however is as always the trademark dubs, acapellas, remixes and upfront badness. Check the interview here.
I’m Going Down – Mary J Blige
Goin’ Down – Chimpo
Rollin’ In The Deep – Adelle (Acapella)
Bax – Mosca
Goin’ Down – Yung Joc (Acapella)
Source 16 – Redlight
Me N U – Cassie (Chimpo RMX)
All I Do – Cleptomaniacs (Bump N Flex RMX)
Gaza – Chimpo N Trigga (Acapella)
A, A – Mad Cobra
Weedkiller – Seiji
Rise To The Occasion – Sizzla (Dubplate Acapella)
East Village – Terror Danjah
A Milli – Lil Wayne (Acapella)
Trappin’ – Mele (Mensah RMX)
Dot 2 Dot – Skittles (Chimpo VIP)
Skeng Teng – Chimpo
Ruff Like We – Courtney Melody (Dubplate Acapella)
Zimting – Chimpo
Wot U Talking About – Redlight (Acapella)
Got Myself Together – Dom Perignon N Dynamite
Gangster – Terror Fabulous (Dubplate Acapella)
Basswave – R1 Ryders
Greetings – Half Pint (Dubplate Acapella)
Dark Clouds – Chimpo n Fox
Broken Heart – TRG (Martyn RMX)
Solid As A Rock – Sizzla (Dubplate Acapella)
Music Deep Inside – Zed Bias
Dubplate Acapella – Fox
Unknown – Distinction
Too Many Man – Boy Better Know (Acapella)
Slow N Easy – Chimpo