Arkaik – Cutting Edge EP | DIFF015

dub arkaik3 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
retailers.

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Boka Records – Niveau Zero & Tambour Battant

Boka Records one again making sure they are on the very cusp of whats new with their release ‘Big What’ which features Parisian Niveau Zero on production alongside his fellow countrymen, duo Tambour Battant.
The title track builds with some funked out filter action while some deep vocals guide you in before breaking down into a monster of a tune. Heavy production here from this trio. Perfect dancefloor smasher whilst also being a riddim that makes your head bounce when it comes through your home speakers or headphones.
The flip sees duo Matta on remix duties and they take all the original vibes and break them up into a smooth deep roller. Amazing work from these two once again.

Shouts to Boka for this release. Killing it.

Niveau Zero
Tambour Battant
Matta

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

Mampi Swift & Charge Recordings – The History

Being a junglist the name Mampi Swift conjures up memories of dancefloor madness. Not just from the man himself and his mixing style but also the depth of his productions. After a short break and fresh for 2012, it brings a smile to my face to say Mampi Swift & Charge Recordings are back. His brand new album entitled ‘The History’ is already receiving huge DJ support from the scenes heavyweights. There’s no doubt that with a killer LP and some huge remixes of the Charge back catalogue that Swift is ready to turn DnB on its head once again. Something I’m finding incredibly welcome. We’ve been lucky enough to recieve a sampler here at the Robot Bodypop and the track ‘Gangster’ which Bailey spun recently on 1Xtra is a monster.

Another favourite is the mighty ‘Warrior code’ by Gridlok and the absolute tearout ‘Class Of 1999’ by NC-17 & Mr Explicit. It’s also the name of one of my favourite films. Back of the net.

You can cop previews of the album here at Mampi’s Soundcloud page

An incredible return to form and we are eagerly anticipating the full release and are hoping to chat some breeze with Mampi in the coming weeks to find out where he’s been hiding so keep your eyes peeled.

Robot Bodypop 07.07.12

artwork by Mike Best

YES! Robot Bodypop comes once again with a selection so heavy its best mate is a Higgs Boson. Another 2 hours of incredible bass music all sublimely layered between 4 selectors this week. Killian comes in for the first hour followed by a 20 minute digital injection from 1nejack who’s busy circling the Earth. Selections there include smooth vibes from Bulgarian badman Mloski and Brightons Guy Andrews as well as bass heavy riddims from Spinline & Submerse as well as some other tracks taking the vibe in all manner of directions.

Don’t forget were carrying on with the Survivor track, this being the strongest track from the previous sessions selections. Keep your ears pinned back for that beauty.

Rounding everything off is, of course, the Transmit session this week provided by selectors Peaman & Hicha from Bristol. A glance at the tracklist shows they are proud of their roots and they took some time to chat breeze with the Robot Bodypop.

Stream it, download it and share with your mates. Its a sweet 2 hours of beats. Check out the ‘Free Beats’ post this week for info on where to bag more than a handful of these tracks from the producers kind enough to give them away.

Killian

Monday Luv (Chronic) – Spinline
Merk Dem (Original Mix) – Impact
Weeda – Moresounds
Two Souls Intertwined – Mloski
Easy Now (Dread Foxx RMX) – OllieBassweight & Werd2Jah
Lost Time – Nanobyte
Shush – Soundproof
Kemistry (Justin Martin RMX) – Goldie
Temple (Quantum Soul RMX) – Side Projekt
Skreakage – Breakage ft. Skream
Rollpipe – Amoss
Come Close – Theory
Poison – Stray & Halogenix

1nejack

Stay – Henry Krinkle
Now You Wanna – Lockah
The Wait – Guy Andrews
You Seem – Piri Piri
Give It Up – Submerse
Void – Mak & Pasteman
Bubble Boy – Jim E Stack

TRANSMIT #8 – Peaman & Hicha

Enter Dimensions – Mala
Unborn – Dark Tantrums
Vampayaa (RSD Remix) – Tayo Meets Acid Rockers ft. Pupajim
Elders – Clouds
Gather – Peverlist
Let Us In – Gatekeeper
Over Here – Appleblim & Peverelist
Missed Me – Lorca
Pyre – Throwing Snow
Why Don’t You – Synkro

DJ Craze presents Loc’d Out Vol 1

Following on from the teasers on the Slow Roast blog , Craze, ever with the ear to the ground and the fingers on the platter treats us to a full length Loc’d Out mix. Lively, energetic with more crossfade action than you can shake a stick it. Allow Craze to dazzle.

LOC’D OUT INTRO
2) KOAN SOUND – MEANWHILE, IN THE FUTURE
3) KILL THE NOISE – REAL LIFE (LOC’D OUT )
4) BENGA – ANY STEPPERS w/ PRODIGY (LOC’D OUT)
5) MAGNETIC MAN – MAD (LOC’D OUT)
6) 16 BIT – BOSTON CREAM (LOC’D OUT)
7) EMALKAY – FABRICATION w/ BIG L ( LOC’D OUT)
8) DOWNLINK & DATSIK – STING (LOC’D OUT)
9) 12th PLANET & FLINCH – THE END IS NEAR (LOC’D OUT)
10) NERO & SKRILLEX – PROMISES IN A CINEMA (LOC’D OUT)
11) FEED ME – CLOUDBURN FT. TASHA BAXTER (LOC’D OUT)
12) KILL THE NOISE -DYING FT. UVS (LOC’D OUT)
13) KNIFE PARTY – FIRE HIVE (LOC’D OUT)
14) EXPONAUT – E621 (LOC’D OUT)
15) SKRILLEX – BREAKIN A SWEAT (LOC’D OUT)
16) DOCTOR P – BADMAN SOUND w/ B.I.G. (LOC’D OUT)
17) BROWN & GAMMON – BLOW MY MIND (LOC’D OUT)
18) A-TRAK & ZINC – STINGRAY (BENGA REMIX) {LOC’D OUT}
19) SKREAM – SHOOK ONES ON XMAS DAY w/ PRODIGY (LOC’D OUT)
20) KOAN SOUND – MR BROWN
21) 16 BIT – FREEZE 9000 (LOC’D OUT)
22) JOKER -DIGIDESIGN (LOC’D OUT)
23) BRYN THOMAS – FEEL FOR BUMPS THEN GRIND
24) KING MIDAS SOUND – ONE TING (DABRYE REWORK)
25) OUTRO

Download

for teasers check the following links on Soundcloud

Chimpo – MadmanExtravaganza

Badman selector and all round soundboy killer Chimpo gets back in the studio for this serious promo mix alongside mic-man Fox. Dubs, dubs and more dubs with the odd remix and exclusive cut make you realise why this man takes the dancefloor apart. Good luck in sourcing the beats, its best to sit back and get carried by this audio treat. Shouts to Fox for the mic duties.

Tracklisting

HAZE – CAN YOU FEEL ME (DUB)
DISMANTLE – BROKE (DUB)
DISMANTLE – BROKE (CHIMPO REMIX) (DUB)
NARROWS – REVIVAL
DANNY WEED – CREEPER (REFIX)
SO SOLID – DILEMA (INSTRUMENTAL)
TRC – SEX
CHIMPO – MAGIC GLOVES (DUB)
CHIMPO – DARK CLOUDS feat FOX (DUB)
CHIMPO – DESIRE (DUB)
DOM HZ (DUB)
CHIMPO – DESIRE (DUB)
BASCOM X (HARD RIDDIM DUBPLATE)
CHIMPO – SUMMER JAM feat FAT D (DUB)
CHIMPO – BLOWFISH (DUB)
PRODIGY – HORNS OF JERICHO
NORTHBASE – RUFFNECK (DUB)
CHIMPO JENNA G TRIGGA – SETTLE DOWN (TRUE TIGER DUB)
CHIMPO TRIGGA – GAZA (SUKH KNIGHT REMIX) (TRUE TIGER DUB)
TAIKI N NULIGHT – IM COMIN UP (BISCUIT FACTORY DUB)
CHIMPO – PUMP ACTION (DISMANTLE REMIX) (SIN CITY DUB)
DISMANTLE – MORE FUNK (DUB)
PAUL JOHNSON – GET GET DOWN (CHIMPO REFIX) (DUB)

Chimpo Soundcloud