Robot Bodypop 18.08.12 – 1st Birthday Edition

artwork by Brian Despain

One year since it’s immaculate conception, Robot Bodypop pull out all the stops to bring you a fitting celebration to end a great first year of podcasting. We have been very lucky to host and interview some amazing acts in our ongoing Transmit mix series and we hope to build on that into 2013. We are massively appreciative of our listeners, friends, relatives, producers, artists, labels and promoters that have helped and supported us along the way. To show how humble we are, we have stitched together an hour long back to back mix of some of our keenest selections to date for free download. Check the First Annuary Podcast feature below.

As for the show itself, 1nejack opens on the deep and emotional side of things with artists like Purity Ring, Maribou and 123MRK all gracing the playlist. Killian comes in a dutty dancefloor style – Major Lazer, Strategy and eccentric reggae don Lee Scratch Perry get a good rotation in his half of the show, but that’s not before we bring out this fortnight’s Survivor. Clear out your ears, open your mind and enjoy.

1NEJACK

Obedear – Purity Ring
Ready – Jacques Greene
Go (If You Lie) – Kiro Rox
Elevate This Sound (feat. Teebee) – Calyx
Off The Reel – Kry Wolf
Cross Examination (feat Beezy) – Perverse
Cherise – Roof Light
Blindspot (Maribou Remix) – Submotion Orchestra
August – Detz
Morning – Inxect
Lights Out, Words Gone (Dark Sky Remix) – Bombay Bicycle Club
And I’ll Be – Revilo
Invisible Colours – 123MRK

KILLIAN

The Grey Area – Your Local Vicar
Harlem – Saulya & Radic
Harder – The Eyes
Come Again – The Eyes ft. Strategy
Acufen – Mekha
Maybe – NKillah (Tronical RMX)
Look At Where We Are – Hot Chip (Major Lazer RMX)
Sanctuary – Pheral
Black Panta – Lee Perry
Business Lock – Luciano (Krak In Dub RMX)
Pain Of The Sting – L-Ow
My Love – Xanja
Swagger Wagon – ECID ft. Derill Pounds & Leif
Inside Ocean – Mloski

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The Eyes – Harder

Estate Recordings goes from strength to strength showing that the recent Umbro bursary was well deserved. The new single, their 7th release, drops on the 20th August and it’s a killer.

On the A side it’s the first release from super-producer and selector Chimpo and ridiculously good vocalist Fox. They go by the name of The Eyes and it’s a fantastic mix of talents with each artist going back to the roots of music with the vibes on this plate. Both tracks found their way onto the playloist of this weeks Robot Bodypop radio show.

‘Harder’ is a reggae anthem with a hook, which should have people singing throughout the summer. On the flip you have ‘Come Again’ which switches up the vibes with a dancehall riddim this time featuring Strategy found recently rocking speakers worldwide with ‘Marka’

Talented video work from Joe Gavin once again. Really excited to see whats next from both Estate Recordings and The Eyes.

Chimpo – 2KFLLWRS EP

Soundboy killer and all round badman Chimpo gives away this 4 track EP featuring a track I’ve been hassling him for for the best part of 2 years. Appropriately titled ‘2KFLLWRS EP’ after hitting the 2000 followers of his Twitter page, the selection includes 2-step vocal cut ‘Just People Step’ which is the highlight for me. A deeper vibe with ‘Freaky Deaky’ and then a remix of a classic with ‘More Bounce’. All topped off with the smooth ‘Me n Cassie’ this is a ridiculously good giveaway. Bag it before all the links disappear.

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Chimpo on Soundcloud

Eurocultured Manchester Street Festival 2012 | 3 & 4 June

We are pleased to announce our place in the line-up of one of Manchesters biggest and most unique music & arts festivals. If you haven’t yet been to this amazing event then where’ve you been at, man?

Set amongst 6 different venues and 3 covered stages we are joining the likes of Broke N English, Skittles, Chimpo, Dub Phizix, Synkro, Indigo and Metrodome to name just a few of the local talent getting involved. Then you’ve got a load of international artists like Von D, Stickman and Japanese Popstars coming in to tear it down. There’s a load of creative workshops to get involved in, and on top of that some of Europe’s finest graf and street artists shape their creations before your very eyes!

Come down and soak up the atmosphere over the course of the two days and make sure you pop your head through the door of Revolution Bar on Oxford Road (Monday 7-9pm) to see us in action – We have got a wicked set planned too. Triple distilled future bass music robot stepping carnival vibes!

 

FULL LINE UP

Sunday 3rd June:

Mainstage:

Caravan Palace
FranceBirdy Nam Nam
The Amazing
SwedenZUN ZUN EGUI
UKOrlyk Dance Ensemble
Ukrainian Folk Dance

Student Castle Stage: 

Errors
The Kill Van Kulls
Folks
Brown Brogues
The Feud
Five Card Deck
The Lottery Winners
Blind Atlas

The Wesc Stage:

Airhead
Troy Gunner
Denis Jones
Neko Neko
Bering Strait

Black Dog Ballroom Roof Terrace:

Matthew Whitaker
Comedy from Laughing Cows
Sunset Quartet Acoustic
Time for T.
Jim Amada

Black Dog Ballroom Pool Room:

Von D
Rich Reason
Chunky
Tonn Piper
Now Wave DJs
Aficionado recordings
Breakdance Competition
Elimination

Black Dog Ballroom Under Dog:

Nanny
The Sultan
Optimus
Bastian+Swede
Herman
Salsa workshop
Tango Workshop
Street Dance Workshop
Salsa workshop
Tango Workshop
Street Dance Workshop

Front Bar:

Ashley Beedle
Diesler
Red Laser Disco Residents
Dan Smith
Gareth Brooks
Lovely Rita
Hey Bulldog
Danny Mahon
Scuttlers

Thirsty Scholar:

Nick Sinna
Il Bosco
Linkwood
Swing Ting
Martin Brew
Dom Thomas
Cherrystones
Matt Triggs
Cyril Snear
The Draymin
The Physics House Band & Bwani Junction

The Attic:

Synkro
Indigo
Until Silence
Stickman
Joe Kalius
Old House Playground
Djembeklan
Hot Vestry
Clockwork Radio
Sootytern

Soundcontrol Top Floor:

Prosumer
Stretford Dogs Club
HUMANIZER
The Draymin
Cyril Snear
Bwani Junction
The Physics House Band
Zebra Tracks

Sound Control Basement Club Space:

Optimo DJs
Naive Melody DJs

Soundcontrol Bar Area:

Damn Dirty Ape
The Mayfield Players
Simon Toulouse
Going for Gold Photo Experience
Fancy dress fun
Visual art workshop

Revolution:

Kuartz
Weeble
Steve Thorpe
Danny K
Greg
I am Austin
Working For A Nuclear Free City
Candyblasta
Extra Love
Bad Transmission
JP Cooper

Revolution Bar Area:

Lowdown & Dirty DJ’s
Dan Nolan
Danny Russell
Johnny Shire

European Soul All Dayer:

TBC

Live Painting on the Street:

Frau Isa
Xenz
Low Bros
Nicolas Barrome
Sickboy
Dulk
Matt Sewell

Monday 4th June:

Death in Vegas
The Japanese Popstars
The Correspondents
Zakopower
Breakdance Competition
2 on 2 breakdance compeition with live band

Student Castle Stage:

Silverclub
From the Kites of San Quentin
Vieka
Jez Kerr
Metrodome

The Wesc Stage:

Broke ‘n’ English
Skittles
Dub Phizix
Chimpo
T-Man
Fox
p.R.p DJs

Black Dog Ballroom Terrace:

Comedy from Laughing Cows
Tim and Nayan
Lovely Rita

Black Dog Ballroom Pool Room:

Manchester’s European Soul Weekender

Black Dog Ballroom Under Dog:

In the Loop vs Hot Milk
Salsa workshop
Tango Workshop
Street Dance Workshop
Salsa workshop
Tango Workshop
Street Dance Workshop

Font Bar:

Mr Brown
Mark XTC
North Base
Simon Toulouse
The Slow Show
Cheap Cuts
Golden Glow
Hot Beat Repeat
Mount Fabric
Hawker Reunion
City Reign

Thirsty Scholar:

p.R.p DJs
Chris Franzkowiak
Naymedici
The Yossarians
Santiago Street Machine
Hologram Heart Parade
Jeramiah Ferrari
Bobkatz
The Age of Glass
Vinyl Miners
FoE
Vinyl Miners
Bugalu Foundation
Mind on Fire Djs
DAYSE & AVER
Mind on Fire Djs
Hot Botz Brass Band

The Attic:

SSD DJs
Gypsy Hill
Tender Machine
Hugo Kensdale
Trojan Horse
Old Suits

Revolution:

Whim Wham Magic showcase

Revolution Bar Area:

p.R.p DJs
Robot Bodypop
Headgone DJs

Live Painting on the Street:

Frau Isa
Xenz
Low Bros
Nicolas Barrome
Sickboy
Dulk
Matt Sewell

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Skittles – Poor With £100 Trainers

Hotly anticipated on the Estate Recordings label, wordsmith Skittles returns with his second LP. The album features Skittles own productions alongside Chimpo, Dub Phizix and DRS alongside vocals from Mr Fox and Fallacy. A serious recipe for a long player. The album features cuts released previously as a taster such as ‘Tip-i-Cally’, ‘Boys In Blue’ and the monster ‘Dot2Dot’ as well as some fresh cuts like Robot Bodypop favourite, ‘Lying Here’. As Estate Recordings like to put it:

Imagine a piece of classical music, put it in a blender and add some reggae/ska to it, throw a load of broken instruments in the mix and a few proper cold rappers, sprinkle in some grime an a vinyl,add a bit of pop an pulse until smooth, an you will have nothing like what this album is.

Released on the 5th March in Manchester where you can catch the launch party at The Deaf Institute with a worldwide release following on the 12th March. Pick this album up. Don’t sleep.

Robot Bodypop 20.01.12

artwork by Andrew Chase

So we’re back for 2012 with another diverse selection of upfront future beats. Being a new year it’s time for some changes – The main one being the switch to a fortnightly drop from here on out – Doing a weekly show often leaves us with little time for much else – Hopefully we can focus more on quality of content rather than rushing to get a show done. We also want to bring in more exclusives, guest mixes and interviews for 2012 so keep a look out. Be assured that the blog will be updated weekly as ever to keep you in tune with current releases and events – don’t neglect to bookmark!

Todays podcast features cuts from the likes of BondaxBlynkBiomeBreroBoot, and a whole heap of other great producers whose names don’t begin with a ‘b’. Freebies include tracks from PaleWeeknd, Ghostek, Killawatt, DJ Craze and Sangam.

Enjoy.

Tracklisting

Minus – Biome
Not Your Ting – Brero
Platinum Skull – Ghost Mutt
Outside – Weeknd
Initiation – Weeknd
Brobot Apocalypse – Fei Fei
Gotta Get High – Skank Sinatra
Down On Me – Wookie
Just Smile For Me (Hostage Remix) – Bondax feat. Bobbie Gordon
Secrets – Ghostek
I Don’t Want – Crump
Late – Sangam
Ruckus – Pale
Lights – Blynk

Coded Transmission – Glyph
Blowfish – Chimpo
Consume – My Nu Leng
Dark Things – Boot
Blank – Lurka
Joom – Killawatt & Thelem
Type One – Scary Larry Dubs
The House Music – Scary Larry Dubs
Be Myself VIP – Krakota
Droids – ASC
Waiting – Londy
Fabrication – Emalkay (DJ Craze Loc’d Out RMX)

Forthcoming and Freebies

OK first up is the upcoming stuff we’re excited about and it doesnt come any more hotly anticipated than Blowfish by Chimpo. A serious riddim. Its a dancefloor track with a nod to the original raves whilst staying dancehall. The most exciting cut I’ve heard this year. Yeah its only 20 days in so what? its release 005 from the solid Estate Recordings camp and it drops on the 30th January. Check it, bag it, play it, bodypop to it. Featured on this weeks Robot Bodypop show. Ruff!

Chimpo Soundcloud

Next up is the forthcoming release on Ingredients Records.

The label had a solid year in 2011 and continue the pressure with Ingredients 025 from Krakota.

Side A serves up ‘Scraper’. Coming with the punchy snares and deep subs this track is as infectious as much as it is a reminder of the finer years of the neuro-jungle made popular by Ed Rush & Optical.

‘Tunnel Vision’ on the flip offers up a rich D&B roller that builds and skips through some smooth synths which has been on rotation all week at the Robot Bodypop.

Catch the freebie by Krakota; Be Myself VIP on his Soundcloud also featured on this weeks show. Out on the 23rd of January. Don’t sleep.

Krakota on Soundcloud

On the freebie tip there’s a nice varied selection of gratis music in this weeks show – And we are pleased to present it all here for your downloading enjoyment. Big respect goes out to all the artists for their collective generosity.

First up, mancunian Pále steps back into the frame with this techy roller named Ruckus.

As mentioned on this weeks podcast, The Weeknd‘s free album has been making waves since last November with it’s unique blend of sweet harmonies, haunting instrumentals and dark lyrical content. Essential listening. Download from their website here.

Hailing from the North West Borough (where? we’re confused) Sangam crafts hauntingly deep music with future garage overtones. This mysterious and well crafted EP is a generous giveaway.