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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RBP002 | 31.11.12 | Killian

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artwork by Tad Carpenter

Easy! Back in the lab with the Robot seeking out some of the finest bass music out there. Theres all styles on there from deep Panda cut, rolling jungle vibes from Phil Tangent and ARP XP right through to the sounds of fellow Mancunians Qualmsound and Earl Grey. All of this is capped off with the mighty Pawcut and a new badman track from RDubz. Dig it! Stream or download the 320 from the link below

Dub – Panda
Too Much War – RSD
Beat Of The Drum (Throwing Snow RMX) – Happa
Omun – Qualmsound
Beneath – Stiver
Romero (Earl Grey RMX) – Floral
Restitution – Phil Tangent
Surrealism – ARP XP
Shadowlands – Lynx & Hellrazor
Soul Truth – Gerwin
Elegy – Pawcut
Too Much Expectation – RDubz

Tuned In Two



Total Science
presents the follow up the now classic seminal compilation album that encapsulated their vision of d&b way back in 2001. ‘Tuned In’ included the cream of the crop & the bright new stars of that era & now after over 10 years they’ve decided the time is right to do it again, piecing together a selection of their favourite artists including some newcomers. These tracks define the CIA sound, label and their definition of d&b as they feel it now & for years to come.

“Trends and fashions come and go within all the dance music genres but even after all this time there is still an underlying straight up timeless Drum & Bass sound & quality we feel & can’t be ignored which needs to be pushed forward and presented as a collection”

‘Tuned In’
featured the best of old skool new skool & unheard artists & thats the theory behind this album too, Calibre & Spirit even appeared on the first incarnation. ‘Tuned In 2’ features once again the cream of the crop & bright new stars of the future , Are you Tuned In ?

TRACKLIST

1. Total Science, Kevin J. King, S.P.Y – Pat Lives (Lenzman Remix)
2. Break – Slipstream
3. Calibre – Clipper Man
4. 8 Bits & Q Project – Low End Theory
5. Riya Ft Zero T – Stolen Moments
6. Fracture – The Breaks
7. Spirit – Dream Demon
8. Proktah – Trust
9. Sinistarr & Grimm – Anything
10. Total Science – Going In Circles (Break Remix)
11. Total Science Ft Riya – Cold Blood
12. Beta 2 – Perceptions

Personal favourites include the Riya ft Zero T cut, ‘Stolen Moments’

and the mighty Calibre with ‘Clipper Man’

Available to buy from Chemical Records on 12th November. Already spinning on rotation here at RBP Towers.

Moth Equals

Searching through unsigned artists often throws up surprising results and one welcome surprise was that of young UK based producer, Moth Equals. With 10 years+ production under his belt he’s beginning to carve a sound for himself, evident on not one but two long players he’s made available for music fans. With a variety of stlyes on offer throughout these two albums, Moth Equals and his ‘ghost’ have taken influence from DJ Krush, Massive Attack and Thievery Corporation amongst others and used them to fuel the trip-hop melodies that carry you from start to finish on each LP. A very exciting producer and we’re eager to see him link up with a turntablist he keenly searches for future collaborations. Take in both ‘Dreamcoat’ and ‘The Fall And Rise’, they are a fantastic reflection of one mans creative output.

Both albums available on a name your price basis but do the right thing and bung this guy some ca$h 🙂

Moth Equals

Robot Bodypop 01.09.12

artwork by Max Dean

This weeks Robot Bodypop show serves up more freebies than ever. Killian selects cuts from fresh producers Panda and Geode, a double header from Quantum Soul and some jungle vibes from Hi Fidel Cartel. They are stacked in between tracks that move through the vibes with some new beats and some oldies and this is topped off with this weeks Survivor.

1nejack moves in a different direction with some exclusive tracks most notably from Wolf Cub and Silent Dust. Theres some bassweight in there from RDubz, Eggchan and Major Lazor and a couple of grimy numbers from both selectors from Biome and Priceless. The latter featuring Wiley on mic duties.

No guestmix on this weekss selection as we have no space amongst all the beats we’re spinning but expect the Transmit selections to resume soon. Listen, share and enjoy.

Killian

Fate – Panda
On The Run – TGS (Horsepower RMX)
Punisher – Pinch (Loefah SE25 RMX))
Raising The Heat – Biome ft. Fugzi
Karnak – Quantum Soul
Reminisce – Quantum Soul
Subway – Cauze & Kbeats
Four – Numbernin6
Transfix – Geode
In The Sky – Author
Calle F – Mala
How Far – Hi Fidel Cartel
Blindspot – Submotion Orchestra (Opta Block RMX)
Maybe – Nkilla (Tronical RMX)

1nejack

Phyre – DJ Hoodcore
Crystal Clear (Feat. Wiley) – Priceless
Roland Garros – Wolf Cub
Population Me (Feat. Self Says) – Silent Dust
EFX – Teengirl Fantasy feat. Kelela
Get Free – Major Lazer
Twin Rays (Worst Friends Remix) – Gung Ho
Cool Party – Groundislava
Bourbon Flush – Aeolho
Oblivious – Eggchan
Can’t Spend The Day Without You – Enigma Dubz
Shadows – Walter Ego
Set Off (Ina Dance Mix) – Walter Ego feat. Trim
Moody – RDubz
Climax (Distinction Refix) – Usher

Free Beats

An absolute bagful of free tracks this week hand picked by the Bot searching deep to bring you some, well, deep tracks. Dig it.

First up is a track from young producer Panda with a riddim beyond his years. ‘Fate’ crafts deep vibes around a classic movie sample. Love this

Next theres a double header from the mighty Quantum Soul starting with the roots vibes on ‘Karnak’

Before a collaboration with FatKidOnFire sees ‘Reminisce’ get a release and we’re doubly happy as this track could have been lost for eons

Moving on theres Numbernin6 with an awesome track in ‘Four’ which is presented in all its raw glory. Loving this track

Following up these beauties we have Geode with ‘Transfix’ made available by the Deep Heads crew. A lush track. Smooth as you like

Some badman junglist vibes from the Hi Fidel Cartel with ‘How Far’. One to make you skank around the room. Or in your car. You get the idea!

Then we have a deep house remix of the awesome Submotion Orchestra. Opta Block takes control and remixes ‘Blindspot’.

This download made available exclusively by Groovement which you can find here.

 

Wiley was never one for resting on his laurels and judging from the continuous stream of free downloads cropping up on his twitter account that is not about to change any time soon. He also gives plenty of opportunity to young up and coming talent – Priceless is the 16 year old producer behind ‘Crystal Clear’, a massive free download which cropped up on www.grimeforum.com and sb.tv recently.

Priceless has just released the ‘Team Priceless EP’, a selection of 8 Grime flavoured instrumentals (which includes the instrumental from the track above) for MC’s to use as they wish – provided they credit the producer. Grab it here.

 

Thanks to Grant Brydon of sb.tv for putting us on to this next freebie. Another fresh young producer making waves on the London scene is Distinction – And this Usher refix is his most recent in a run of free tracks. Fantastic sounds here – Those who caught him down at Fabric recently will surely not have been disappointed.

 

Ingredients EP – Mise En Place | Various

Robot Bodypop favourites Ingredients records presents the first of two various artists EPs set for release in 2012. ‘Mise En Place’ is the 2-part series and showcases some of the finest music signed to the label so far. Kodo’s ‘The Jackal’ has been remixed by none other than dBridge. The flip see’s duo Kinetic & Mark Recoil make an exciting debut with ‘Cold Streets’ which is a murky minimalistic tune, with awesome bass work and the Ingredients vibe. The release also see’s Villem‘s first ever remix & what a choice! Foreign Concepts ‘Jaipur’ was a huge track last year on the Recipe Book album and this remix has been supported by Friction & Break. Stealth & Stylus are another duo making a debut and ‘One Way’ is an awesome vocal led track with crisp beats and deep bass tones. Set to drop on September 17th on vinyl & digital. Bag this exciting release.