Now a giveaway from B-DEM records for you all to bag. You may remember we featured Mr. Beeb‘s Ambivalence EP on the blog back in August; ‘Metro’ is revisited by four different producers for B-DEM‘s first remix EP. The results are funky, fast and furious. Featuring Lojt, Clueless, Usurp and DJ Hex. Bag it!
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Bringing you a shorter podcast than previously, we have decided to change up the format for the coming weeks. Almost all of the content in this podcast is featured in some form in the articles below, so have a scroll down while you listen – after you’ve grabbed a download of the show that is.
Featuring exclusives from Silent Dust, REKchampa and Clueless plus some massive free tunes including an EP from Metrodome and a one off track from the new album by Rudi Zygadlo, there is no drift from our focus on quality music. This is just the beginning of a shift in emphasis that we think will help to make this site one of the best bass music blogs out there. Enjoy!
Love Sundered – Silent Dust
Jaded – Akin
Bartender’s Theme – REKchampa
Yeah – Metrodome
Perfect World (Metrodome Remix) – Gossip
Wool (Janner Remix) – Bunzer0
Russian Dolls – Rudi Zygadlo
Brittle – Clueless
5 Bit Blues – Kid Koala
Transmit Sessions contributor Clueless is one of Norway’s finest future garage exports – After a brief hiatus he dropped the excellent Griswald House EP bringing fresh energy and a warm summer club vibe. This, his newest release, will be his debut for Brighton imprint B-Dem Records who also recently dropped newcomer Mr. Beeb‘s first release; the ‘Ambivalence EP’, reviewed here.
The Triplet style that has become Clueless‘ signature is well represented in the funky opener ‘On The Street’, bringing mellow chords that are nicely offset by a punchy bass line and a street soul hook. ‘Give U The World’ ups the pace with speedy claps and splashes of vocal underpinned by its subtle drifting pads. ‘Sync Situation’ is arguably the EP’s showpiece with some amazing drum work, it’s emotive strings perfectly combined with the dazzling vocal and popping garage synths. If you like progressive 2step, we strongly recommend that you check out this EP when it drops on the 21st of September.
We opened up our ongoing Transmit Series with a wicked mix from Clueless back in March. There’s been a break in releases from this prolific Norwegian producer, but he’s back in force with this 3 track powerhouse coming soon on the Frisjo Beats label.
Opening with the insistent percussion on ‘Build’ we cruise into chilled out summer garage vibes. Progressively deep with splashes of vocal samples, we are nicely led into the summer party feel of ‘Dirty Angel’, another 2-step roller.
Rounding off with the skippy drums and frenetic vocal engineering in title track ‘Griswald House’ this completes another addition to an amazing month of releases.
Grab an exclusive on Juno before its official release on June 25th.
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Yes Yes! Really excited about this weeks Robot Bodypop show. Not least because of the badman selection but it also marks the start of the Transmit exclusive mixes. Each one promises to be a showcase of artists, labels or vocalists talents with some very special guests in the coming weeks. Starting us off is the mighty Clueless from Norway.
Alongside the Transmit mix theres tracks from Heny G, the mighty Dem A Talk by Compa, some older bits from HotFlush and Ox Rider Records as well as some newer cuts from Dispatch Recordings with Dabs & Saffire and a serious Clubroot riddim. Chuck all this in the mix with some killer freebies. Get locked.
Dem A Talk – Compa
Unknown – Pure Woman
Finest Hour – Submotion Orchestra (Planas RMX)
Sunlit – Whistla
Francoise – Asa With Joyful Lips
Brood – Boxcutter
Scars – Clubroot
The Skinny – Vlsson (Blynk remix)
Conquerer – j:kenzo (Heny g remix)
Miaow – Habstrakt & Badjokes (War & Mateba RMX)
Time Carrier – Dubs & Saffire
Those Days – Sumgii
To Me – Bjork (Compa RMX)
Deep – Mr Skank Sinatra
Damn Social – Pale
Pyre – Throwing Snow
Pressure (Alternative Mix) – LDZ & Matta feat. Stig Of The Dump
TRANSMIT #1 : CLUELESS
Mandy – Palace
Looking At You – Kowton
Sweat (Jon Convex Mix) – Presk Cinnaman
What’s There – Dauwd
Shorty – Trevino
Armageddon – Palace
Night (Duncan Powell Mix) – Viers
Heard It Through The Grapevine (Loftmind Remix) – Marvin Gaye
Posh – Clueless
Pop – Clueless
Lying Here – Skittles
ON THIS WEEKS SHOW:
To blast off our TRANSMIT series in style we have invited prolific Norwegian DJ and future beat maker CLUELESS to bring the noise with this funky 45 minute mix of body moving future steppers. With a number of releases on labels such as L2S Recordings and Night Audio we are honored to play host to this formidable talent.
What is your favourite track in this mix and what does it make you think about?
I’d have to go for the first track in the mix, “Mandy” by Palace. It’s a proper 2-step groove, and the bassline is so mean, it borders on the silly.. I picture a couple of big trolls skanking to this in the club, wanting to look mean but deep down everyone knows they’re good-hearted.
How do you feel about DJs becoming more and more acquainted with tools beyond turntables? Is there anything extra you like to take with you for live shows?
It’s all good, the music is what’s important anyway. Myself, when I DJ I’m pretty old-school, I can use cds but I prefer vinyl – there’s really nothing like that tactile feel when playing records.
Name the best venue or location you have played to and why it was so good.
I played at Stealth in Nottingham a couple years ago, warming up for Shackleton on Spam Chop’s Wigflex night. Amazing vibe, the crowd was well into it, and I was pretty stoked to be warming up for one of my heroes..
You have a pretty amazing workrate. What tips can you give to other musicians to keep up the inspiration and stay productive?
Don’t have a life, that takes the focus away. 🙂 And listen to all kinds of music – personally I get a lot of inspiration listening to Indie music; Bon Iver, Arcade Fire etc.. And make music with your heart, not your head.
Whats the largest animal you can throw over a crossbar?
I support animal rights, so I’m not really comfortable with throwing any sort of animal over crossbars. Maybe if you made sure they weren’t harmed, like if they were to land on something soft.. In which case, I reckon I could pull off a sheep maybe, or a small tapir.
Big thanks to you sir for this awesome selection!
Catch Clueless‘ Transmit Mix for the Robot Bodypop in the 2nd half of this weeks show, and you too can learn to skank like well-meaning trolls from the future!
NEXT FORTNIGHT ON THE ROBOT BODYPOP: TRANSMIT #2