Robot Bodypop 18.08.12 – 1st Birthday Edition

artwork by Brian Despain

One year since it’s immaculate conception, Robot Bodypop pull out all the stops to bring you a fitting celebration to end a great first year of podcasting. We have been very lucky to host and interview some amazing acts in our ongoing Transmit mix series and we hope to build on that into 2013. We are massively appreciative of our listeners, friends, relatives, producers, artists, labels and promoters that have helped and supported us along the way. To show how humble we are, we have stitched together an hour long back to back mix of some of our keenest selections to date for free download. Check the First Annuary Podcast feature below.

As for the show itself, 1nejack opens on the deep and emotional side of things with artists like Purity Ring, Maribou and 123MRK all gracing the playlist. Killian comes in a dutty dancefloor style – Major Lazer, Strategy and eccentric reggae don Lee Scratch Perry get a good rotation in his half of the show, but that’s not before we bring out this fortnight’s Survivor. Clear out your ears, open your mind and enjoy.

1NEJACK

Obedear – Purity Ring
Ready – Jacques Greene
Go (If You Lie) – Kiro Rox
Elevate This Sound (feat. Teebee) – Calyx
Off The Reel – Kry Wolf
Cross Examination (feat Beezy) – Perverse
Cherise – Roof Light
Blindspot (Maribou Remix) – Submotion Orchestra
August – Detz
Morning – Inxect
Lights Out, Words Gone (Dark Sky Remix) – Bombay Bicycle Club
And I’ll Be – Revilo
Invisible Colours – 123MRK

KILLIAN

The Grey Area – Your Local Vicar
Harlem – Saulya & Radic
Harder – The Eyes
Come Again – The Eyes ft. Strategy
Acufen – Mekha
Maybe – NKillah (Tronical RMX)
Look At Where We Are – Hot Chip (Major Lazer RMX)
Sanctuary – Pheral
Black Panta – Lee Perry
Business Lock – Luciano (Krak In Dub RMX)
Pain Of The Sting – L-Ow
My Love – Xanja
Swagger Wagon – ECID ft. Derill Pounds & Leif
Inside Ocean – Mloski

ECID – Swagger Wagon

Anyone who listens to the Robot Bodypop show knows we always like to throw in something completely different. Persuing Bandcamp led me to ECID and it was immediately apprent this was what I was looking for. ‘Swagger Wagon’ is a 6 track freebie with 3 vocal tracks and then the same 3 instrumentals. The title track featuring Derrill Pounds & Leif sits somewhere between several bass heavy genres. Coupled with a vocal with that wraps around the sounds and doesnt for one moment take a back seat to the music, it gives this production a ridiculously gritty feel. ‘The Future Is Free’ & ‘Tomorrows Astronaut’ features guests David Mars and AWOL respectively. This has been on rotation in the car for days. Free as well. Unless you want to bung them some $.

The Minneapolis based producer & MC dropped this in 2011 in anticipation for his LP ‘Werewolf Hologram’. His sound can not be contained and in his own words:

“Ecid is the voice to kick a hipster to.”

ECID

Octane & DLR – Method… in the Madness

With releases on RunDNB, Audio Tactics and most notably Renegade Hardware and Dispatch Recordings, Octane & DLR are set to drop their long player on the 10th September on Dispatch Recordings. Pushing the limits with their cross-genre vibes has gained them huge support from their peers. Regular radio play comes as a result, as the sound they have spent the last 12 months meticulously carving is ridiculously fresh. The album features mouth watering collabos from Break, Cern and EBK as well as guest vocalists and MC’s Fokus, Kemo, Gusto and Marion.
To whet your appetite catch this preview mix as its absolute FIRE! Just when you thought you’d heard it all before.

Be sure to check out the full dates of each drop

FULL ALBUM RELEASE DATES:
Vinyl album sampler + digital formats drop on 13th of August 2012
Vinyl plate 1 + digital formats drop on 3rd September 2012.
Vinyl plate 2 + digital formats + Full album CD + full album digital (plus extra bonus tracks) drop on 10th September 2012.
Vinyl plate 3 + digital formats drop on 17th September 2012.

Fathom Audio – Promises b/w Ridges (DIFF014)

Big fans of Diffrent Records here at the Robot Bodypop, mostly because each release genuinely stirs something inside leaving us tapping our fingers, nodding our heads or grimacing in pure audio bliss.
The newest plate from the label due out on the 3rd September and Fathom Audio take control for a double A side. Comprising of members Billion, Sense, Codebreaker & Fybe, they keep the vibe deep but the tight production keeps the listener keen.

‘Promises’ eases you in before the stabs of neuro bass carve out the track perfectly with smooth cuts and vocals interweaving.

‘Ridges’ kicks off with a brief invitiation to fly then hits you with a gnarly drum pattern which filters perfectly between elegant and choppy. Love it.

Bag it. Spetember 3rd.

diffrent

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

Amoss – State Of Suspension E.P

Set for a release on July 9th, Dispatch Recordings brings Hereford duo Amoss to the forefront with this 4 track E.P. Featuring collabos from Fokuss and Dabs and an extra exclusive on the digital copy. ‘Rollpipe’ made it onto the Robot Bodypop playlist this week as it got us dancing hardest in the studio. The beats are clean and deep and the vocal stabs and build works perfectly alongside the neurofunk bass. ‘New Jack Swing’ picks up where 90’s D&B rollers left off and updates it with tight drum work and a liquid vocal. ‘Shapeshifter’ and ‘Latch’ round this release off with 4 tracks that yet again revive life into D&B.

Dispatch Recordings

Free Beats

Once again the Bot has been endlessly crawling the internets for the best in free and legal music for the listeners and this week unearthed a stack of beats.

First up is this 4 track E.P from our homie and label boss Sub of Syncopathic Recordings. Tirelessly working to promote fresh producers is Subs game and for this release we see Double O, Theory and LXC on production duties alongsie a VIP from the man himself. ‘Come Close’ by Theory features on this weeks Robot Bodypop show because it’s mega. Available on Soundcloud and Sub has also kindly provided links to either MP3 or WAV meaning you can take these beats to the dancefloor as well.

Next up is a mighty 14 track long player from net label Future Grooves and this is compilation Vol.1. This collection sees unheard and unfinished tracks from producers from the UK, Europe, USA and Canada and moves through future garage, dubstep, juke and much more. Published as an attempt to gain these producers more followers and make no mistake about the quality of tracks on here. Several of our favourite producers feature such as Qualmsound with his atmospheric 2-step in ‘The Object’, Crystal Eyes with the deep and rolling vocal tinged ‘Black Magick’ topped off with ‘Stay’ by Henry Krinkle who’s smooth groove and vocals ensured inclusion on this weeks Robot Bodypop show.

A serious amount of talent on display here so be sure to check out the producers other works.

Finally another compilation this time from Mad Decent with Jeffrees Vol. 4. In their own words:

“Just barely 7 months old and we’re already on the 4th volume of Jeffree’s compilations! This one continues the series with a diverse selection of new talent from across the electronic music landscape, beginning with 19 year old Phat Deuce’s “Bubble Di Sistem”, a staple track in Diplo’s live set. Next up is the new J-Wow (of Buraka Som Sistema) project called Branko, featuring Dominique Young Unique and a remix by French producer French Fries. Scotland’s Lockah follows with a penchant for melody in the context of sub-octave bass music that defies any one genre. A series of 4 instrumentals from the mysterious producer UZ comes next. Having first caught our attention when he came out of nowhere with a string of huge trap-inspired beats on his Soundcloud page, UZ is one of the most exciting new producers in this growing scene. DJ Shaun D from the Netherlands rounds out the package with two more banging club tunes that Diplo has been rinsing out for quite some time.”

‘Now You Wanna’ by Lockah features on this weeks Robot Bodypop show so be sure to check out more of his productions

http://soundcloud.com/lockah/