Buenos Airies born Catnapp is the first ‘one-girl’ band that I’ve ever encountered. Holding down production and mic duties herself and using only a DJ in a live environment to spin her beats while she goes in on the mic. Originally setting out to make drum&bass and breakbeat in 2009, her mission has taken her through many electronic sounds bringing us into 2012 with the release of the ‘Make Your Speakers Boom’ remix EP. It features the original track as well as remixes from underground producers from London, New York, Buenos Aires, Berlin, Barcelona as well as Paraguay, taking in Electro, Bass, UK Funky, Techno and several other musical styles. Oozing with pure attitude this is a strong release and with another 5 already under her belt, this girl is going to continue to mould and morph all the while refusing to be boxed in by musical boundaries.
The remix EP is available on Berlin based label IF THE KIDS
Check out Catnapps other releases here on her Bandcamp page and keep your eyes on Robot Bodypop for a full interview with the woman herself in the coming weeks.
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.
Following on from realeases on Manchester based Hoya Hoya and Giles Peterson’s Brownswood label, London based producer/dj – Eliphino – has found his finest form to date with this new EP ‘More Than Me’. Low down, deep and dirty house music for the clubs, released on limited edition vinyl via somethinksounds on Oct 31st. The full EP features three low slung dancefloor bangers – ‘More Than Me’, ‘Devoted’ and ‘I-Played’ – fuzzy, warm and atmospheric. Eliphino switches up the style but never fails to dazzle.
The hype has been building for the past 3 months for this, Eliphino’s most recent release on Some Think Records. The vaguely anthemic title track sets us up nicely for the late night club vibes on I Played and the deep yet catchy 2step flavours of the final track Devoted which features on this weeks show. One for the bag which will be rocking many a club dancefloor for months to come. Preview below, then buy.