Subject of a far-reaching and well received remix contest on Soundcloud, this track from deep future garage producer Ghostek has so many different levels to it we fully expected to meet a big boss at the end.
The single itself comes in two parts, slyly different imaginings of the same theme. Part 1 builds the pace steadily with plenty of interest as the kick thumps along under the myriad textures and atmospheres. Part 2 becomes more crisp and more weird, with the introduction of a crunching snare plus some freaky distorted speech. Sangam drops in with an ambient remix followed by increasingly percussive variations by Myztical, SMAUG and Kalli. Checkthe Stranger cut below, also featured on the release
Another fortnight, another blinding show. We were all sorts of busy in the run up to this one, especially with Killian Junior entering the world – But nevertheless we can assure you this is one of the best shows we’ve put together yet. Featuring tracks from both DJ Madd and DVA‘s brand new debut albums, plus envelope-pushing exclusives from Brero and Janner. And not forgetting this week we break open Transmit Volume 2 : Sub & Syncopathic Recordings presented by Killian – who is contributing remotely this week on a CB Radio that I built for him. What? Oh, and happy St Patricks Day.
Bare Fuzz – DVA
Afrikaans – Shooting Horses
No Bitch Equal – Hostage
The Real & The Shadow – DJ Madd
4 3 2 1 Lets Go – Riddlez
Just Breathe – Brero
Unborn – Dark Tantrums
Specimen – Biome
Regret – Janner
Delight Dub – Paper Tiger
Ninety-Three – Cluekid
Junglist – DJ Madd
Greezy – Rekchampa
Inside – C.R.S.T.
1996 – Davwuh
Drain – Author
Trust Me – Ghostek
Into A Ghost – Materielle (Londy RMX)
Vancouver – Martyn (2562 RMX)
Drugs – No Lay ft. Ms Dynamite (North Base RMX)
Just a couple of free cuts from me this week – First up is Riddlez with some persisently head rocking dubstep. ‘4, 3, 2, 1 Let’s Go’ jars you to the bone and I love it. But wait, it was only free for a limited time and he took it off his page already!! You’ll just have to listen to the show to see what you missed. Hey ho, I’m sure it will pop up again sometime – In the meantime here is a 72MB folder full of his other free dubs. Dang!
And just this week the legends that are C.R.S.T. have opened up their 2010 Futurestep EP for download free on soundcloud, seeing as you can no longer buy it anywhere. That’s nice that.
And it what seems to be a growing trend, Mancunian producers Biome are also having a clear out. This track Specimen was made in 2010 and never saw a release, so with it sitting around on his hard drive possibly not doing a whole lot why not unleash the forgotten beast for free? The tune falls quite comfortably into the ‘hench’ category. Grab it.
Next up Ghostek offers up this haunting 2-step number ‘Trust Me’ as a farewell bid to this sound that he’s made his own over the last few years. Looking forward to seeing what he’s going to come up with next.
Finally we have Mancunian supergroup North Base with a killer remix of the No Lay track ‘Drugs’ featuring Ms Dynamite. Hopefully you’ll be lucky to catch these guys live bring a 140bpm stomping set.
So we’re back for 2012 with another diverse selection of upfront future beats. Being a new year it’s time for some changes – The main one being the switch to a fortnightly drop from here on out – Doing a weekly show often leaves us with little time for much else – Hopefully we can focus more on quality of content rather than rushing to get a show done. We also want to bring in more exclusives, guest mixes and interviews for 2012 so keep a look out. Be assured that the blog will be updated weekly as ever to keep you in tune with current releases and events – don’t neglect to bookmark!
Todays podcast features cuts from the likes of Bondax, Blynk, Biome, Brero, Boot, and a whole heap of other great producers whose names don’t begin with a ‘b’. Freebies include tracks from Pale, Weeknd, Ghostek, Killawatt, DJ Craze and Sangam.
Minus – Biome
Not Your Ting – Brero
Platinum Skull – Ghost Mutt
Outside – Weeknd
Initiation – Weeknd
Brobot Apocalypse – Fei Fei
Gotta Get High – Skank Sinatra
Down On Me – Wookie
Just Smile For Me (Hostage Remix) – Bondax feat. Bobbie Gordon
Secrets – Ghostek
I Don’t Want – Crump
Late – Sangam
Ruckus – Pale
Lights – Blynk
Coded Transmission – Glyph
Blowfish – Chimpo
Consume – My Nu Leng
Dark Things – Boot
Blank – Lurka
Joom – Killawatt & Thelem
Type One – Scary Larry Dubs
The House Music – Scary Larry Dubs
Be Myself VIP – Krakota
Droids – ASC
Waiting – Londy
Fabrication – Emalkay (DJ Craze Loc’d Out RMX)
The stand out track of this deep 4 track ep from Ghostek is his brilliant collaboration with Rooflight ‘Leaving For The City Of Saints’ which is out now on Other Heights. Also included is a beautifully twitchy remix of TH’s ‘Die’.
Ghostlight – Leaving For The City Of Saints
TH – Die (Ghostek Remix)
Cop on and cop it. Download button links to purchase.
Also on Ghostek’s soundcloud you will find this sick free download – featured in this weeks selection from myself. Enjoy!
Made available through his Soundcloud & Bandcamp pages, Ghostek offers up this free 3 track EP. Haunting and dark beats a plenty with some great synths and trademark crackles. Absolutely loving this style of 2-step. Not to be missed.