Neue Grafik – Verdana EP | Forthcoming Slime Recordings

In a few days another Parisian will emerge from the Slime arena; this time it’s Neue Grafik with his captivating debut, the Verdana EP.

Swarming pads and warm undulating bass offset against staccato beats and choral stabs all work to bring out the epic in ‘Verdana’. Then, ‘Bauhaus’ goes off-key, experimenting with pitched voices that shape bizzare melodies backed up by loosely structured 808 drums and old school bass sounds.

Bag this one over on Juno from the 28th.

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Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to the Pharcyde

Thanks to Amerigo Gazaway of Gummy Soul, this free album sees possibly my two favourite rap crews from the East and West Coasts, A Tribe Called Quest and The Pharcyde, join forces for this 14-track project. Mixing and matching vocals and instrumentals from both camps, this makes for ‘gems that never were’ like Pharcyde’s ‘Runnin’ set to the rhythm of Tribe’s ‘Electric Relaxation’. Incredible. Stream, download and embark on the Quest to The Pharcyde.

Download the full album here at Bandcamp with an instrumental release there too.

Robot Bodypop 12.05.12

artwork by Beomyoung Sohn

Yes! The Robot Bodypop show once again. This weeks show does not deviate from the high standard we set ourselves with more killer bass music than you can shake a dub siren at. Delving into some old classics with a cut from Ratpack and brought right up to date with music from Razor Rekta, some roots influenced vibes from Jahtarian Dubbers, the mighty Tallan as well as the odd exclusive, Peaman most notably. As always theres freebies in there to get your grubby little hands on and keep your ears peeled for the competition to win tickets to Cable. This week we’re flying without a guest mix so its just the two of us carrying you through for 2 hours. Enjoy.

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Tranquility – Controlled Kaos
Keep Rackin VIP – Kusto
The Don – Nas (Hype City RMX)
Defen Ze Gener8r – Peaman (Vocal Mix)
Defen Ze Gener8r – Peaman
Hedge Your Bets – Taz
Leviticus – Phillip K Dick (Footwork RMX)
I Was Standing With My Rizla – Ratpack
Rude Boy In A Stylee – Big Kann & Plastic Jam
Full Throttle – F
You Want – Inkarv
Atmosphere Pressure – Gatekeeper
Apologies – NDread
Dark Ages – Eddie K & Minus ft Beezy (Vodex RMX)

Yellobone – Salva (Shlomo & 2KWTVR RMX)
Original – Baobinga, Kahn & Rider Shafique
Lapdance – Aeolho
Only One – Tallan
Georgia – Enigma Dubz
Reference One – Fornax
Aztek – Razor Rekta
Never Knows Best – Sook (Boot RMX)
Trust You To – Joss Ryan
Do You Remember The Time – JMSN (Hwood RMX)
Deaf Ear/ Swirling Light – Acre
Bullets Will Bounce – Jahtarian Dubbers
Great – Hatti Vatti ft. Echo Ranks
Security – Compa

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.

Soundphiles Meets Dom Hz

Soundphiles continue the exclusive mixes with Mancunian bass music producer, Dom Hz. Doms live sets make it clear that the boundaries of modern bass music are there to be blurred as he moves through vibes with intent. Alongside his own productions and remixes, Dom is also part of the collective, Joe Kalius which fuses the minds of DJ’s, producers and vocalists into one live experience and his recent side project, Stak One, which allows him to be more experimental, is also throwing up some incredible results. Accompanying the mix is an in depth interview where he goes to to explain each part of this solid repertoire. Lock in.

Tracklisting:

01. Looking to the Sky – DJ Rum (outro)
02. On The Way (Dom Hz rmx) – Shadowfax
03. KingFisher – RSD
04. Koto – Dom Hz
05. Dot 2 Dot – Skittles (acapella)
06. Tripped (Synkro rmx) – DFRNT
07. Secrets (Dom Hz rmx) – Numan
08. Nevaeh – Indigo
09. Extensive Damage – Dom Hz
10. Big Long Gun rmx – Mrk 1
11. I Know – Dom Hz
12. Back Then – Synkro
13. Wikidest Sound – Dom Hz
14. Natural High – Biome ft. Fox
15. Luv U – Dom Hz
16. All Yours (Jack Sparrow rmx) – Submotion Orchestra
17. Elevator Skank – Dom Hz
18. Why Don’t You – Dom Hz
19. No Mercy – Twisted
20. Blue – Dom Hz
21. Illegal Power – Biome
22. Oldskool Taktikz – Dom Hz
23. Strong Dub – Radikal Guru
24. Time (Dom Hz rmx) – Chase & Status
25. Levitate – Indigo ft. Chunky
26. Everyday Dreamer – Dom Hz
27. Pinar – Thelem
28. But I.. – Dom Hz
29. Tarzan – J Beatz, Badness & Shizzle
30. Warlock (Dom Hz rmx) – Biome
31. Living Like I Do – SBTRKT
32. Make You – Stak One

Check out the full and exclusive interview here @ Soundphiles

Londy – Distant Love

Big fans of young Jamaican producer Londy. An incredible work rate and consistently throwing up quality tracks at at varying BPMs, he’s featured heavily on the Robot Bodypop. The latest EP, Distant Love.can be bagged via his Soundcloud page and all 4 cuts are lush. From the beautiful half step ‘Night’ with Ted Ganung to the rolling ‘Treat Her Good’ its a solid 4 track EP. Love these vibes. Fresh and uplifting. Don’t stall. And as the man himself says:

I’m always making love songs… and i blame this one special girl that lives many many many miles away from me! This EP is dedicated to all the Distant Lovers out there! Big Up ~Londy

Londy @ Soundcloud
Also bag HQ versions at his Bandcamp page here

Utopia Music 007 – Mute & Mako

Mako’s Utopia Music label returns with the mighty Mute alongside the man himself with 2 storming drum and bass cuts. Both featured on this weeks Robot Bodypop show.

First up is the atmospheric and moody ‘Cali Sleaze’. A future soundscape that we’ve come to love at the RBP.

On the flip its the techy and industrial roller ‘Always’. Heavy subs alongside vocal stabs coupled with a deep groove. Love it.

Released on 30th April. Bag it.

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