Transmit Sessions Volume 7 | Janner

Fusion time – but not in the Jazz sense. We’re talking Fukishima levels of heat and radiation here! We’ve had to keep this one on ice in a reinforced nuclear bunker for the past few months due to the glow emenating from the hard drive – Now its time to break open the asbestos seals..

Janner delivers a meticulous meltdown of diverse and intriguing tracks fusing sounds from his influences and contemparies’ along with his own productions.

We caught up with the man himself and asked the standard questions.

Long time no hear from. What have you been up to?

Hmmm not a lot of interest to be honest! Lots of really middle-aged stuff like working for the man and child-rearing… I’ll be getting back on those buttons shortly tho.

Middle age can wait – We need more tunes! Belgium is home to some really great bass music artists. Are there any you would care to recommend?

Absolutely. Obviously there’s my mate BunZer0 who I’ve done a number of releases with and who was one of the first people to get me into Dubstep through his legendary Fresh Off The Boat show. Bun has been taking big steps froward with his productions and has been making some cracking beats this year. Then you have Dailey pushing the 2-step sound, the Science crew and ARtronics who are pushing the deeper darker stuff, and last but not least the Grimlock crew who as well as having made some amazing tunes, also put on some incredible parties back in the day.

We like the fact your sound is not formulaic and you always try new things in your music. What is it that drives you and what will be your next direction?

Thanks! I guess what drives me is the base desire to make music for myself, and what i like to listen to is stuff that challenges me from a rhythmic perspective, but also has melodic structure as well as being sonically impressive. The worst thing is getting stuck in a rut so I’m always trying to push forward – or look backwards if that is what I’m in the mood for. I want tracks to be inspirational so I guess that is what I am aiming at when I sit at the console. Next direction? No idea.

You have lived in Plymouth, Manchester and Brussels. What comparisons can you draw between each city’s music scenes?

Well when I was growing up in Plymouth we had an amazing time but it wasn’t due to there being many great parties…I was a few years too late for rave, and back when I was a kid, DnB was only really available on vinyl and very little of it filtered down as far as Devon. Then when I got to Manchester it was a revelation as Ed Rush and Optical had just dropped Wormhole and the whole dark Techstep/Neurofunk thing was kicking off. Gotta say I went to some pretty amazing nights that were a huge contrast versus my sheltered southwesterly upbringing. Then when I moved out to Brussels it took a while for me to discover the local events, and also a while for Dubstep to kick off, but then things started properly happening and I went to some truly brilliant nights.

Who skanks the hardest?

Not trying to blow smoke up your arse, but I’d have to say Manchester.

Haha, yes mate! <brofist> What is the most annoying thing about the music you work in?

That’s a tough one. Probably the speed at which everything moves now, and how quickly the formula is identified for something that was previously emergent, allowing it to be pinned down and bled dry. Kinda takes the romance out of the discovery process as well as stifling creative development.

On the flip side, what makes you happiest?

Drums, breaks, prehensile, tentacular basslines, and the imaginative ways people find of making them interact.

What’s the biggest animal you can throw over a crossbar?

Possibly a Coconut Land Crab.

Thanks again for such an awesome mix! Big up!

You can check Janner’s sounds out on these assorted pages:

http://soundcloud.com/janner
http://myspace.com/jannerdubs
http://discogs.com/artist/Janner
Janner on Juno

Kusto | Pyongyang EP

Bank Holiday weekends can take it out of you, but hearing Kusto’s new vibes helped sort my tattered mental into a more manageable mess for the working week. Available on a ‘name your price’ basis from bandcamp (give generously) the Pyongyang EP stretches from ethereal atmospheres to rhythmic club bass. There’s a nod to the mainstream on ‘Raquel’ too which features an anonymous female vocalist crooning somewhat inappropriately over a dark sounding beat. The last track ‘Keep Rackin” ticks all the dancefloor boxes making this a formidable varied release. Pay as much as you are able and help the artist by sharing to your mates.

FRAGMENTALITY – @ROADHOUSE, MANCHESTER SAT 17TH SEPT

FRAGMENTALITY

Broken beats, Broken minds….

Starting 17th september, The Fragmentality team will be hosting a monthly party to bring you the finest bass fuelled glitchy beats and rhythm’s from across the globe stuck together with the finest DJ glue, turntablism techniques and controllerism technology. Covering, but not even remotely limited to, genre’s such as : GLITCH MUSIC // TECH-HOP // LAZER BASS //MOOMBAHTON // KUDURO // ACID CRUNK // SOUL & FUNK //CUMBIA // MOOMBAHCORE // TROPICAL // FUTURE // BREAKS // D&B // TECHNO // HIP HOP //MASHUPS // BOOTLEGS & BASS BASS BASS!! All of these and more will be ExperiMentally stitched together to make a musical quilt your granny would be proud of- if she had taste in music and enjoyed having her insides liquified by sub frequencies…

Over the next 12 months the collective behind this ADHDJing extravaganza will be inviting some of the finest Audio pioneers to break out of their musical boxes and join our Massive Multi-Genre Monthly Musical Marathon to play their most inspirational tunes from all backgrounds and time periods mixed with cutting edge future beats live remixed in a way finally possible with “DigItALL” dj technology.

We are so excited to celebrate our New found home at the legendarily awesome underground venue The Roadhouse, That Fragmentality will be hosting a   FREE  pre freshers launch party, with some of Manchesters finest residents and performers showcasing their ADHDJ style and giving you a taste of the future before the new batch f students arrives… watch this space for details and Mix downloads over the next week as we reveal more on our resident Dancefloor Destroyers….

Much as we’d love to see everyone come down to our night, Due to the limited capacity of the venue, to ensure our invited guests (you!) aren’t disappointed we will be running this  Free as a closed guestlist event on a first come first served basis until 12, when we let any remaining space be filled by the public at midnight for £2 each so PLEASE rsvp and tag your plus one’s names Etc as soon as possible on our facebook event page to ensure you don’t miss out on the birth of something special…..

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Do YOU think you have what it takes to join our collective of ADHDJs? Can you make music out of nothing but a washing up bottle some double sided sticky tape, a cheese grater and a Laptop? Can you make a wall come alive with your projection mapping and vj skillz? The Fragmentality team are open to submissions from DJ’s, VJ’s, circuit benders, Light sculptors and producers pushing the envelope of audible acceptability, and hope to provide a regular platform for upcoming talent… contact us here…

Fragmentality@gmx.com

Fragmentality V1.2 —- Saturday 22nd October.