North Base x Virus Syndicate – Home

Brand new collabo from infectious mic men Virus Syndicate and deep beat maestros North Base with this wicked new trick entitled ‘Home’. Pretty much everything you can expect from one of the scenes hottest grime crews and this years emerging and exciting dancefloor act. Its all about the amens for me. Bringing back that old flavour but still managing to sound as fresh as ever the producers here fully compliment the vocalists. Awesome and original work from both parties.

Available now alongside a tearout remix and acapella from Beatport, iTunes and Juno as well as all good online retailers

Shift Key – Left & Right EP | Bullet Train Records

On our show we are all about pushing the sounds that are making a difference – It makes us happy when we find music that is harder to categorise. That’s the blueprint of this latest 5 track wonder from Shift Key. To best explain what his new EP is all about, here is the man himself:

The tracks all have a hybrid feel to them – In ‘Low’ haunting pitched vocal samples and trap beats eventually give way to an epic Dubstep breakdown. There are commercial boxes ticked with the vocal intro of ‘Close’ and the sound of Shift Key‘s own voice singing on ‘Left & Right’. Tear out synths and syncopated percussion ensure that the stadium sound is ever present and these tracks will no doubt do well at the festivals this summer. Available to buy now on Beatport. Preview all 5 tracks right here.

ARP XP – Closer

Sometimes when choosing the selection for the Robot Bodypop show, you struggle to include everything we either find or get sent and when you get a gem like this album with 12 solid beats on it it makes it even tougher. But its one of them brilliant struggles if you dig? Simone Deiana is an Italian graphic artist and producer and his debut solo long player ‘Closer’ on French label IM:LTD is a banger. Meticulous attention to detail here makes these sounds incredibly exspansive and very tight. From the future D&B vibes of ‘Uneasy’ to the downbeat title track ‘Closer’ featuring Estel Luz words dont actually do this LP justice. Simply brilliant and refreshing.

Available on both Beatport & Juno

With a CD copy available from Triple Vision

Pále – Why’d You Even Say (Fat Records | March 5th)

Pále does it again with this beautifully fresh EP. Out on Fat! Records on March 5th (but available on Beatport right now as a digital release) the production is as cutting edge as we would expect, with tangents breaking off at unexpected turns.

Track 3, the emphatically titled ‘Damn Social’, comes as a free download – and what a tune it is too. Listen and grab here.